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Mad Cave Studios Announces 4 New Titles and the 2020 Talent Search

Mad Cave Studios‘ virtual event brought forth all sorts of news from the publisher including four all-new titles as well as details on the Mad Cave 2020 Talent Search!

Hollywood Trash

Writer: Stephen Sonneveld, Artist: Pablo Verdugo (Mr. Beaver), Colors: Jose Expósito (Mr. Beaver), Letters: Justin Birch (Knights of the Golden Sun, RV9)
October 7

Ah, Hollywood! Famous for celebs, sun– and murder cults! The Privy Council is the most exclusive club in town, headed by the entertainment industry’s top mogul, a ruthless exec who enlists his famous underlings to kill the people who stole from him, two local garbage men. James and Billy must survive one epic day of sword fights, forest fires, and giant mechs! At least there’s hazard pay. Hollywood Trash​ is five-issues of all-out action and wacky satire!

Hollywood Trash


Writer: Stonie Williams, Artist: Jef Sadzinski (Show’s End), Colors: Joana Lafuente, Letters: Justin Birch (Knights of the Golden Sun, RV9)
October 14

Villainous ​follows Tilly, one of the newest super-powered beings to join the Coalition of Heroes through their sidekick program, as she navigates the dizzying world of Super-Heroes. Working with her idols should be a dream come true, but when she learns too much too soon, Tilly’s dream quickly turns into a nightmare. As she learns more about the sordid history of the CoH, Tilly has to make a choice – Get in line and stand with her heroes or take a stand and risk becoming something more… Villainous.



Writer: Christopher Sebela (Crowded, Shanghai Red), Artist: David Stoll (Metaphorical HER), Colors: Dearbhla Kelly (Red Sonja, Queen of Bad Dreams)
November 4

Haley and her brother Max are all alone after their mother’s death and a fresh start at Wayfair Academy, a special needs boarding school, isn’t what she expected. Normally, Haley would withdraw back into herself, but when she finds a family with other deaf kids, she embraces her new life and begins to come out of her shell. Until one night where the group dips their toes into crime, and the thrill is too much to leave behind. Though they soon find out by stealing from the wrong person, that this world isn’t for kids. With no one to turn to but each other, they will have to make a choice, one where no one will come out the same on the other side.


Terminal Punks

Writer: Matthew Erman (​Long Lost, Power Rangers, Dark Crystal), Artist: ​Shelby Criswell (The Nib), Letters: Micah Myers (Dead Beats)​
November 11

Four lousy, grimy and greasy gutter punk teens are en route to their big show in the big apple but when things go monstrously wrong and mutant animals are unleashed in the airport, our four punk heroes must put on their combat boots, fly their Black Flag and try to survive a viral genetic mutant nightmare. 

A hilarious, wild, and fun thrill-ride! ​Terminal Punks​ is a blaring colorful love letter to the music and attitude of rebellion. It is also a tongue-in-cheek takedown of rich idiots doing stupid things for bad reasons.

Terminal Punks

The Third Annual Mad Cave Talent Search is Here!

For the third year in a row, Mad Cave Studios is looking to discover and publish new talent in the comics industry. This year is a little different, as three artists and three writers will be chosen to take part in Mad Cave’s first-ever anthology!

Since the first talent search in 2018, Mad Cave Studios has continued the trend of bringing fresh voices to comics with exciting titles like Show’s End, Savage Bastards, Over the Ropes, and many more…

How Do Creators Sign Up?

The Mad Cave Studios talent search has some guidelines you need to follow in order for their editorial team to review your submission. Below is a brief overview of the contest details:

  • Contest runs from June 1, 2020, through September 1, 2020
  • Each submission entered must be set in the universe of a Mad Cave IP (Battlecats, Honor and Curse, Knights of the Golden Sun, Show’s End, etc.)
  • Six Winners (Three writers and three artists) will be announced on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2020, on PREVIEWSworld and PREVIEWSworld Weekly
  • Visit the Mad Cave Talent Search Page for complete submission guidelines
Mad Cave Talent Search 2020

BOOM! Reveals a New Look at Eat, and Love Yourself

BOOM! Studios has revealed a brand new look at the original graphic novel from cartoonist Sweeney BooEat, and Love Yourself, with colors by Joana Lafuente and letters by D.C. Hopkins, about a young woman who struggles with society’s image of her body and finds a magical item that takes her on an incredible journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance, available in comic stores on April 15, 2020 and in bookstores on April 21, 2020.

Mindy is a young woman living with an eating disorder and trapped in a battle for her own self-worth. When she accidentally discovers something that will give her a chance to revisit her past—the relationships she’s lost, the mistakes she’s made, all of it— she thinks she has a chance to undo every wrong turn, to put her life back on track. But will she be able to find a way back to her present, and just as important, a way to treat herself with love and kindness, at any size?

Eat, and Love Yourself

Preview: Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1

Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Davide Gianfelice
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
    Main Cover: Ethan Young
    Variant Cover: Ming Doyle
    Incentive Cover: Michael Walsh
Price: $7.99

After the shocking conclusion of Mal’s journey with Boss Moon, Mal hands himself into the Alliance…but it turns out its not him they want.

The infamous Ma Reynolds is at the top of the Alliance’s Most Wanted, and if Mal doesn’t get to her first, the Alliance will!

Kicking off a new year of Firefly, discover the secret history of Mal and his mother, and what that will mean for the rest of the ‘verse…and a new brewing war to end all wars.

Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1

Your First Look at Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1, an oversized special one-shot written by acclaimed writer Greg Pak, artists Davide Gianfelice and George Kambadais, colorist Joana Lafuente, and letterer Jim Campbell, about the singular person who shaped Captain Malcolm Reynolds into the fearsome Browncoat and fearless leader he is today—his mother.

Captain Malcolm Reynolds—thief, smuggler, resistance fighter, and now captain of a crew of outcasts all the way on the farthest reaches of the ‘verse—wasn’t born an outlaw but he comes by it honestly. Turns out, his mother, the infamous Maude Reynolds, is at the top of the Alliance’s Most Wanted, and if Mal doesn’t get to her first, the Alliance will! Kicking off a new year of Firefly, discover the secret history of Mal and his mother, what that will mean for the rest of the ‘verse…and a new brewing war to end all wars.

Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1 features a main cover by award-winning artist Ethan Young and variant covers by artists Ming Doyle and Michael Walsh. It comes to comic shops January 15, 2020.


Preview: Smooth Criminals Vol. 2 SC

Smooth Criminals Vol. 2 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Kurt Lustgarten, Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith & Amy Roy
Artist: Leisha Riddel
Colorists: Brittany Peer, Jamie Loughran, Joana Lafuente, Gonçalo Lopes
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Audrey Mok
Price: $14.99

When Mia Corsair, the greatest cat burglar the 1960s had ever seen, woke up in a new world of dial-up, zip-off cargo shorts, and Y2K, the only thing she wanted was to catch back up to where she’d been in 1969: on the verge of her biggest heist ever, and with it, mere inches away from getting away with millions of dollars (and that was in ‘60s money, too), notoriety…and freedom.

Luckily for Mia, the nerd who accidentally unfroze her in the 1990s, Brenda Ospina (Tech Support, City College), might just be able to help her blend in this brave new world, not to mention Brenda’s got modern, tech-savvy tricks up her sleeve to help pull off the heist of the new millennium!

Written by Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith (Legally Blonde), Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City), and Amy Roy and illustrated by the incredible Leisha Riddel, rev up your getaway car and settle in for an adventure unlike any other.

Smooth Criminals Vol. 2 SC

Review: Star Trek: Picard Countdown #1

Star Trek: Picard Countdown #1

With the upcoming CBS All Access show Picard on the horizon, Star Trek: Picard Countdown #1 kicks off the lead-up. In one issue, we’re provided so much detail as to the status of various characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation. We’re also presented the current state of things. And things are a bit mixed.

Picard is now an Admiral in charge of evacuating the Romulans. They’re under threat from a supernova that may wipe out their entire people. But, their secrecy and mistrust of the Federation has made the effort difficult. Dispatched to a world where he’s told only 10,000 Romulans live, Picard is faced with a twist that threatens the operation and the peace.

Written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, the comic is a solid introduction to this next phase of the Star Trek universe. The two find the opportunity to update us on the many characters we’ve come to known. They also do it in a way that feels natural and not forced. The dilemma presented feels very Star Trek and a classic issue they’d need to deal with. It also feels very pertinent. With issues like climate change challenging populations and a wave of immigration due to strife, the need to evacuate the Romulans feels like it is a classic sci-fi allegory.

The art by Angel Hernandez is solid. With colors by Joana Lafuente and lettering by Neil Uyetake, the characters all look like their real-world selfs. The design of the world and Romulans also look like they’d fit into any of the recent Next Generation films or later seasons. There’s a beauty to some of the design that hides the insidious nature of it all.

The comic is a solid re-introduction to Picard and teases what should be an excellent television series. The comic feels like classic Star Trek with its blend of solid storytelling and socio-political undertones. This is one that Trek fans, and those excited about the show, should check out.

Story: Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson Art: Angel Hernandez
Color: Joana Lafuente Letters: Neil Uyetake
Story: 8.25 Art: 7.75 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Girl On Film OGN SC

Girl On Film OGN SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Artists:  Jon Berg, Melissa Duffy,  V. Gagnon, Vicky Leta
Colorists: Kieran Quigley, Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Mike Fioentino
Cover Artist: Caz Westover & Grace Park 
Price: $19.99

One thing young Cecil was sure of from the minute she saw Star Wars was that she was going to be some kind of artisté. Probably a filmmaker. Possibly Steven Spielberg. Then, in 1980, the movie Fame came out. Cecil wasn’t allowed to see that movie. It was rated R, and she was ten. But she did watch the television show and would pretend with her friends that she was going to that school. Of course they were playing. She was not. She was destined to be an art school kid.

Chronicling the life of award-winning young adult novelist and Eisner-nominated comics scribe Cecil Castellucci, with art by some of the most original illustrators in comics, Vicky Leta, Jon Berg, V. Gagnon, and Melissa Duffy taking on different era of her life, Girl On Film follows a passionate aspiring artist from a young age through adulthood to deeply examine the arduous pursuit of storytelling, while exploring the act of memory and how it recalls and reshapes what we think we truly know about ourselves.

Girl On Film OGN SC

Preview: Firefly: The Sting OGN HC

Firefly: The Sting OGN HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artists: Pius Bak, French Carlomagno, Rodrigo Lorenzo, Serg Acuña, Richard Ortiz, Hyeonjin Kim
Colorists: Joana Lafuente, Doug Garbarkm Natalia Marques
Cover Artist: Marco D’Alfonso
Price: $19.99

Saffron and the women of Firefly pull the ultimate heist!

Saffron—the enigmatic rogue who captured the hearts of FIREFLY fans worldwide—returns to Serenity. But this time, she’s got no time for Capt. Malcolm Reynolds, as she’s there to recruit the women of the ship to join her on a heist that has personal stakes for all involved.

New York Times bestselling writer Delilah S. Dawson (Sparrowhawk, Star Wars: Phasma), along with a team of artists including Pius Bak, French Carlomagno, and Rodrigo Lorenzo reveal a new take on the world of Joss Whedon’s FIREFLY, as each artist shows the heist from the point-of-view of a different woman on the crew.

Firefly: The Sting OGN HC

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Deluxe Edition HC

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Deluxe Edition HC 

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kyle Higgins & Ryan Parrott
Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo, Diego Galindo, Dan Mora, Jonas Scharf,  Huang Danlan
Colorist: Joana Lafuente, Walter Baiamonte, Raúl Angulo, Marcelo Costa
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes
Price: $75.99

Lord Drakkon—a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (AKA the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger)—and his newly reformed army are crossing dimensions in order to execute an all-out attack that threatens the very existence of every Power Ranger ever.

For the first time in comic book history, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will join forces with some of the most popular Power Rangers teams in the franchise from across time and space to face the ultimate threat…one that will mean the death of a Ranger!

Join New York Times best-selling writer Kyle Higgins (Winter Soldier) and Ryan Parrott (Star Trek) and artists Daniele Di Nicuolo (West Coast Avengers), Jonas Scharf (Bone Parish), and Diego Galindo (Red Sonja) for the Power Rangers epic that redefined the comic book series.

Collects Mighty Morphin Power Rangers issues #24-30, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Free Comic Book Day Special 2018, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1, and Go Go Power Rangers #9-12, with an all new short story from writer Ryan Parrott and artist Huang Danlan.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Deluxe Edition HC

Preview: Firefly #10

Firefly #10

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Dan McDaid
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:  
Main Cover: Lee Garbett
Preorder Cover: Joe Quinones
Incentive Cover: Rahzzah
Unlocked Retailer Variant: Will Sliney

REVOLUTION! Zoe has finally returned with a Browncoat army to save Mal and depose Boss Moon. But a lot has changed since she left—and she has no way to know that Mal and Boss Moon are allies, bound by mutual respect. With the Browncoats taking over the planet, Mal and Boss Moon must choose a side to try to prevent all out war. Will their newfound respect for each other save the planet…or doom it?

Firefly #10
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