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Fight the Digital Status-Quo in Mosely #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Mosely #2, the next issue of the brand new five-issue limited series from Farmhand creator and co-creator of Chew, Rob Guillory, highly acclaimed artist Sam Lotfi, colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu, and letterer Andrew Thomas, chronicling one man’s attempt to take down the mighty idols of technology that have captivated the world in the near future. Available in stores February 15, 2023.

As Mosely reels from the recent events that bestowed the Holy Hammer upon him, he’s overwhelmed by the legions of “upgraded” civilians, with Robo-Enforcers hell bent on keeping the digital status-quo in place. Mosely finds himself with more tangible foes, a daunting task–wreck the three robo-gods that run the city from their towering pyramids–and… deal with the return of someone special from his past? Beginning here, each issue includes a bonus story written and drawn by Rob Guillory for wall-to-wall content!

Mosely #2 features main cover art by series artist Lotfi, and variant covers by series creator Guillory, and highly acclaimed artists Andrew MacLean and Nick Pitarra.

Mosely #2

Outpost Zero: The Complete Collection gets an extended preview

Skybound Comet has revealed a 15-page preview of Outpost Zero: The Complete Collection, the acclaimed YA series from the superstar team of Eisner Award-winning writer Sean Kelley McKeever, recent 2022 Eisner Award-winning artist Alexandre Tefenkgi, colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu, and letterer Ariana Maher now collected in a single volume. The complete volume will be available at comic book shops and everywhere books are sold April 2023.  

The upcoming original graphic novel is a tentpole release for Skybound Comet, the new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult (Ages 12+) and Middle Grade (Ages 8-12) audiences, but sure to captivate readers of all ages. 

Welcome to Outpost Zero: the smallest town in the universe. Where Alea and her friends graduate to adulthood under the artificial sky of a faulty biome, on a frozen world never meant to support human life. School, friends, the fights every Friday night—there’s plenty to distract Alea, yet she’s sure there’s something else out there. And when tragedy strikes, Alea vows to uncover the truth…even if it upends her world forever. 

Outpost Zero (Diamond Code MAR228457, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2437-4) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 and everywhere books are sold, along with digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. 

Outpost Zero

Mosely #1 kicks off an intriguing look at technology addiction

Mosely #1

In the hyper-technological world of the later 21st century, Mosely is a bitter old janitor on a mission from a higher power-to unleash holy Hell upon the “too big to fail” Tech Gods. It’s a future where corporate powers have used their influence and technology toe oppress society. Mosely is going to change all that with things kicking off with a bang in Mosely #1.

Written by Rob Guillory, Mosely #1 is a solid start to the series setting up an intriguing world, delivering some action and humor, and also getting readers to think. Like good science fiction, Mosely #1 delivers a story that not just entertains but examines our world. In this case, it’s technology.

Guillory kicks off the story on Marvin Mosely who is hired to teach robots. For a year he has to abandon his family living in a weird community where it’s hinted he’s to interact with robots teaching them what it’s like to be human. Fast forward years later, he’s now a janitor, his daughter works for some corporation, and it looks like artificial intelligence has taken over to enslave better humanity.

It’s hard to read Mosely #1 and not immediately think of the debates we’re currently having about artificial intelligence and automation and its impact on society. The comic is perfectly timed to capture the zeitgeist and a technology that can profoundly change society for both good and bad. Hopefully, Mosely will explore all of that more.

Sam Lotfi‘s art is fantastic. With Jean-Francois Beaulieu on color and lettering by Andrew Thomas, the comic pops in its design and look. There’s something both futuristic and familiar with the comic. It’s a future we’ve seen in other media mashed together in some ways but also original and intriguing. Lotfi’s art hints at what this world is like, filling the gaps that Guillory hasn’t dived in to and helping round out the world making it more than just a setting. Individuals in the background hint at the technology and what society has become in a way spelling out the addiction and enslavement to technology the series addresses.

Mosely #1 is a solid start delivering a familiar story but one that looks like it might dive a bit deeper into themes as well as a father/daughter relationship. It could easily focus on just the action and smashy smashy of robots, but instead the team presents a debut that has a bit more depth and shows of an intriguing world and concept readers will want to explore more.

Story: Rob Guillory Art: Sam Lotfi
Color: Jean-Francois Beaulieu Letterer: Andrew Thomas
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.2 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: I Hate Fairyland #2

I Hate Fairyland #2

Gert is down on her luck. She does have some highly needed knowledge, she knows Fairyland. She’s been offered a job, head to that world and bring back the son of a very wealthy man. But, as we see in I Hate Fairyland #2, the mission is more complicated and there’s much more at play here.

Skottie Young continues the misadventures of his foulmouthed antisocial heroine as she’s given offer she can’t refuse. Literally, she has nothing else going for her. This is pretty much it. But, the offer is from a billionaire who has more sinister wants from her mission. All of it comes together for another issue full of low brow humor that’s like Looney Tunes on drugs… and really funny.

I Hate Fairyland #2 wears everything about itself on its sleeve. It’s an over-the-top hack and slash-ish story that has no trouble of dropping a censored swear and insult and playing off it’s saccharine infused sweetness. It’s putting the Punisher into Wonderland and letting him go nuts. Things are going to die and do so in brutal ways and that’s part of the entertainment. Young knows that and anyone who has read the series does too. This issue is more focused on the setup though as we learn why Gert has been chosen, what she brings to the table, and clearly she’s going to be double-crossed at some point.

The insanity is delivered through the art of Brett Bean which continues the goofiness of the original series. Bean is joined by Jean-Francois Beaulieu on color and lettering by Nate Piekos and the trio emphasizes the over-the-top nature of it all. Everything is exaggerated, as it should be. This isn’t some grounded story, this is one where the hero wields weapons twice her size and creates bloody mayhem with it. Exaggeration is the name of the game and the visuals nails that down perfectly in every way.

I Hate Fairyland #2 continues that line of humor that goes back to Looney Tunes and then fed drugs in Ren & Stimpy until it’s stretched further today. This is a comic where everything is so amplified that it becomes part of the joke, if not the joke. Everything emphasizes that, things are taken to the extreme. It’s the exact type of silly escape so many of us need and only comics can deliver.

Story: Skottie Young Art: Brett Bean
Color: Jean-Francois Beaulieu Letterer: Nate Piekos
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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It’s Time to Unleash Holy Hell on the Tech Gods in Mosely #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Mosely #1, the premiere issue of the brand new five-issue limited series from Farmhand creator and co-creator of Chew, Rob Guillory, highly acclaimed artist Sam Lotfi, colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu, and letterer Andrew Thomas, chronicling one man’s attempt to take down the mighty idols of technology that have captivated the world in the near future. Available in stores January 4, 2023.

In the hyper-technological world of the later 21st century, Mosely is a bitter old janitor on a mission from a higher power—to unleash holy Hell upon the “too big to fail” Tech Gods. Can one man bring down the AI powers who’ve used their vast influence to oppress an all too complacent human race (and hopefully win back the favor of his estranged family while he’s at it)? 

Mosely’s taking up the Holy Hammer and you better believe he’s gonna smash some $h!t until he sets mankind free!

MOSELY #1 features main cover art by series artist Lotfi, and variant covers by series creator Guillory and highly acclaimed artists Joe Palmer, Mike Huddleston, and Jorge Corona with Sarah Stern.

Mosely #1

Head to Outpost Zero with a new trailer from Skybound Comet

Skybound Comet has debuted a brand-new trailer for Outpost Zero: The Complete Collection, the acclaimed YA series from the superstar team of Eisner Award-winning writer Sean Kelley McKeever, recent 2022 Eisner Award-winning artist Alexandre Tefenkgi, colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu, and letterer Ariana Maher now collected in a single volume. The complete volume will be available at comic book shops and everywhere books are sold April 2023.  

The captivating trailer grants a peek at the coming-of-age-story about a small town at the edge of the universe. All Alea knew was the outpost, but she wanted to discover more. When tragedy strikes, she can’t accept that it was an accident. Alea must discover the truth—the truth of what happened to their friend, the truth behind the outpost’s secrets. But to find it, Alea must follow it down – and what she finds will change her world forever.   

Mosely #1 gets stunning variant covers by Mike Huddleston, Jorge Corona, and Sarah Stern

BOOM! Studios has revealed variant covers by superstar artists Mike Huddleston and Jorge Corona with Sarah Stern for Mosely #1, the premiere issue of the brand new five-issue limited series from Farmhand creator and co-creator of Chew, Rob Guillory, highly acclaimed artist Sam Lotfi, colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu, and letterer Andrew Thomas, chronicling one man’s attempt to take down the mighty idols of technology that have captivated the world in the near future. Available in stores on January 4, 2023.

In the hyper-technological world of the later 21st century, Mosely is a bitter old janitor on a mission from a higher power—to unleash holy Hell upon the “too big to fail” Tech Gods. Can one man bring down the corporate powers who’ve used their vast influence to oppress an all too complacent human race (and hopefully win back the favor of his estranged family while he’s at it)? 

Mosely’s taking up the Holy Hammer and you better believe he’s gonna smash some $h!t until he sets mankind free!

Mosely #1 features main cover art by series artist Lotfi, and variant covers by series creator Guillory and highly acclaimed artists Joe Palmer, Mike Huddleston, Jorge Corona with Sarah Stern, and more. 

No One Is Safe in Dark Ride #3 by Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan

Skybound has revealed a first look at Dark Ride #3, the next issue of the hit new horror comic book series from the Birthright team of writer Joshua Williamson, artist Andrei Bressan, colorist Adriano Lucas, and letterer Pat Brosseau that takes place at amusement park The Scariest Place on Earth. Dark Ride #3 will arrive in comic book shops December 14, 2022.  

Halloween’s come early and she’s here to SLAY. Daddy’s favorite girl may threaten her brother Sam Dante and his plans for the family legacy, even as someone uncovers the terrifying disappearances at Devil Land.  

Dark Ride #3 boasts an impressive variant cover lineup that will continue through the series’ first arc. In addition to the main cover by Bressan and series colorist Adriano Lucas, Dark Ride’s Cover B variant spotlights park creator Arthur Dante and mascot Danny D. Evil, with an issue #3 cover by Jorge Corona and Jean-Francois Beaulieu, while Cover C showcases Devil Land’s resident femme fatale and horror aficionado, Halloween, with the first four issues’ cover art by Sweeney Boo.  

Additionally, megastar creator Tony Fleecs is art directing a classic homage poster variant program. The 1:25 incentives will span the Cover D slot of Dark Ride’s first four issues, bringing on a new guest artist for each cover. Andy Price is the artist at the helm for issue #3, with the Dark Ride world’s rendition of Snow White and the Seven Demons.  

Dark Ride #3 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.  

The full list of covers is below: 

  • Dark Ride #3 CVR A by Bressan & Lucas (Diamond Code OCT220134) 
  • Dark Ride #3 CVR B (Danny D. Evil Mascot Variant) by Corona (OCT220135) 
  • Dark Ride #3 CVR C (Halloween Character Spotlight Variant) by Boo (OCT220136)  
  • Dark Ride #3 CVR D 1:25 INCV (Classic Homage Poster Cover) by Price & Fleecs (OCT220137) 

Review: I Hate Fairyland #1

I Hate Fairyland #1

Gert is all grown up and living in the real world. Times are tough, and the only job she’s qualified for has her trying to find her way back to the place she hates the most… Fairyland. I Hate Fairyland #1 kicks off a brand-new volume that continues Gert’s adventures for long-time fans and new readers. It’s the over the top kinetic ultra violence you’d expect.

Skottie Young is back to tell Gert’s tale. The comic opens catching new readers up but quickly dives into her current life. And it sucks. Gert can’t keep a job, she has no skills, and she’s drinking a lot. Fairyland looks pretty good at this point.

And Young does an impressive thing, he makes Gert somewhat sympathetic. At a point, you feel bad that she had her life stripped away from her and then dumbed back in the real world expected to function. You feel bad she can’t keep a job. There’s a bit of a mircocosm of the frustration so many are feeling in the world right now all represented by Gert’s struggles.

So, what is Gert to do? She’s presented a mission by the end, one she’s rather suited for.

The art by Brett Bean is fantastic. It continues the kinetic over-the-top nature of the original series. The violence is cartoonish levels, the visual presentation is the punchline to so much of Young’s insanity. Bean is joined by Jean-Francois Beaulieu on color and Nate Piekos on lettering and it all comes together for hilarity. This is Looney Tunes for adults, it’s just missing the Acme products. And what’s great is none of it is dialed back in the real world. Gert gets the crap beat out of her and it’s to ludicrous levels, and we roll with it. It’s just silly violent fun.

I Hate Fairyland #1 is exactly what you’d expect going into it. It’s just insane violence with a slight offensive nature about it all. It does a solid job of setting up what’s to come while catching up new readers. It’s cathartic violent fun wrapped up in a cute beat up package that’ll give you the finger.

Story: Skottie Young Art: Brett Bean
Color: Jean-Francois Beaulieu Lettering: Nate Piekos
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Skybound unveils a first look at Creepshow #3

Skybound has revealed a first look at Creepshow #3the latest issue of the hot new comic book anthology based on Greg Nicotero’s hit Shudder TV series produced and licensed by Cartel Entertainment. Creepshow #3 will arrive in comic book shops on November 23, 2022.   

In the spirit of all iterations of Creepshow in pop culture, each issue of the Creepshow comic anthology series comes packed with two spine-chilling stories.  

First, Francesco Francavilla and L Marlow Francavilla welcome you to a barbershop where the locals share tales of their greatest kills, and the hunters can just as easily become prey. Francesco is additionally on duty for colors, and Pat Brosseau letters the story.  

Then, Ariela Kristantina and Jorge Corona journey to a temple hidden within an island paradise, where many visit, but not everyone leaves. Jean-Francois Beaulieu colors the story, and Pat Brosseau letters this story as well.  

In addition to the main cover by Chris BurnhamCreepshow #3 comes with an impressive lineup of variant covers, including a cover by Francesco Francavilla and a 1:10 incentive cover by Vance Kelly.  

Creepshow #3 (of 5) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.  

The full list of covers is below: 

  • CREEPSHOW #3 CVR A by Chris Burnham (SEP220249) 
  • CREEPSHOW #3 CVR B by Francesco Francavilla (SEP220250) 
  • CREEPSHOW #3 CVR C by Vance Kelly (1:10 Incentive) (SEP220251)
 Creepshow #3
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