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Preview: Vampironica: New Blood

VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD (TP)

Script: Frank Tieri, Michael Moreci
Art: Audrey Mok, Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
978-1-64576-952-1
$12.99 US/$15.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
120 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/23

Riverdale’s own bombshell bloodsucker is back! Following the events of the Jughead the Hunger vs. Vampironica crossover, Veronica returns to her own universe, still a vampire. She’s not the same, and she knows it. And now she needs answers. But she may not be ready for what she’s about to discover! Collects the full four-issue Vampironica: New Blood miniseries.

VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD (TP)

Engineward #1 Sells Out and Gets a New Printing and Cover by Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma

Vault Comics has announced that Engineward #1 has sold out at the distributor. A second print is in production, with gorgeous new cover art from the legendary team of Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma. The second printing is scheduled to hit store shelves this September.

Engineward is a zodiac-inspired, twelve issue science-fantasy comic series written by George Mann, drawn by Joe Eisma, colored by Michael Garland, lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and designed by Tim Daniel.

In Engineward, Earth is an ancient myth, long forgotten. Now, the god-like Celestials, who embody the surviving zodiac signs, rule with brutal efficiency. When Joss, an Engineward, discovers and reactivates the head of a fossilized Ghoulem, she learns all is not as intended. Her destiny—and the truth about her imperious rulers—lies somewhere far beyond the borders of her shantytown.

Engineward #1 2nd printing

Preview: Death of Nancy Drew #2

Death of Nancy Drew #2

writer: Anthony Del Col
artist: Joe Eisma
covers: Joe Eisma (A), Joe Eisma (RI/BW), Joe Eisma (RI/Virgin), Joe Eisma (RI/BW Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Mystery | $3.99 | Teen+

Is Nancy Drew really dead? Is she still alive? Joe and Frank Hardy dive deeper into what exactly happened the night of Nancy’s death and discover something much deeper at play. Check out the continuation of this much-buzzed series, for Nancy Drew fans new and old (and viewers of the popular CW series).

Death of Nancy Drew #2

Preview: Vampironica: New Blood #4 (of 4)

VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD #4 (of 4)

Script: Frank Tieri and Michael Moreci
Art: Audrey Mok, Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Vic Malhotra, Lisa Sterle
On Sale Date: 4/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The clock is ticking on Veronica Lodge as she learns the terrible secrets hidden deep in her family’s history—and comes to understand that her horrifying past isn’t as distant as she’d like. Now, if she wants to keeps her family and friends safe, Veronica will face her most chilling challenge yet.

VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD #4 (of 4)

Preview: Archie: 1955

ARCHIE: 1955 (TR)

Script: Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
Art: Tom Grummet, Ray-Anthony Height, Rick Burchett, Derek Charm, Joe Eisma, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pete Woods
On-Sale Date: 6/17
144 pp, Full Color
$7.99 US
Digital Exclusive

From the writing team that brought you ARCHIE: 1941! Can a rocking teenager from a small, sleepy town find fame and fortune through this new phenomenon called “rock and roll”? When Archie Andrews proves to a local DJ that he’s got the makings of a hip-shaking stardom, he begins an ascent to fame that will carry with it both triumph and tragedy. Collects the complete 5-issue Archie: 1955 mini-series.

Archie: 1955

Preview: The Death of Nancy Drew #1

The Death of Nancy Drew #1

writer: Anthony Del Col
artist: Joe Eisma
covers: Joe Eisma (A), Joe Eisma (RI/BW), Joe Eisma (RI/Virgin), Joe Eisma (RI/BW Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Mystery | $3.99 | Teen+

Teen detectives Frank and Joe Hardy have investigated many crimes in their lives, but nothing that hits this close to home. Their best friend died mysteriously after taking down a major crime organization. They must put together the clues to uncover the truth about this shocking crime, but the clues lead them to a stunningly unexpected direction!

Written by Ringo-nominated writer Anthony Del Col (Kill Shakespeare, Luke Cage) and with art by Eisner-award winner Joe Eisma (Morning Glories, Riverdale), this gritty and stylish story is a noir that will attract fans of Nancy Drew of all ages.

The Death of Nancy Drew #1

Review: The Death of Nancy Drew #1

The Death of Nancy Drew #1

When The Death of Nancy Drew was announced, people were not too happy. Dynamite Entertainment was celebrating 90 years of the iconic character by killing her. It was kind of obvious that it wasn’t likely going to be the case and reality. The Death of Nancy Drew #1 should make fans of the character, and the Hardy Boys, as well as fans of crime/noir happy. It’s exactly what I’d expect in a hard-boiled detective story with a grown-up sense dealing with drug use, mobs, and murder.

Written by Anthony Del Col, the story is a great mix of traditional noir storytelling and that of the classic Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys stories. The comic takes you through the death of Nancy Drew with voice overs and introduces us to possible suspects. But, what’s great is Del Col also gives us small clues throughout much like the classic stories it’s based on. A mention of a small detail makes you think this is something we need to file away later to recall during the eventual reveal. The mention of characters and connections allows us to build a mental board connecting the dots. It’s a lot of fun as you work through the story.

Generally, the art by Joe Eisma is pretty solid. There are some solid panels that really evoke the noir genre. But, there are some issues. There are panels here and there that had me pause and took me out of the story, unfortunately. An arm or eye’s positioning look off, it’s enough to distract. But, there are some fantastic moments like waiting out a police interrogation or a punch being thrown. The coloring by Salvator Aiala feels like it shifts a bit in later parts of the comic and in the end, might not be different but just feels and looks different for some reason. Again, it’s something that took me out of the art as well.

Despite some shaky art, I really enjoyed The Death of Nancy Drew #1. It’s predictable and in the end, the overall reveals are what I expected but it’s still a solid read. Anthony Del Col nails the pacing, tone, and voice of the comic. It does a service to classic Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys type storytelling with a mix of the dime crime stories.

Story: Anthony Del Col Art: Joe Eisma
Color: Salvatore Aiala Letterer: Crank!
Story: 8.25 Art: 6.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Vampironica: New Blood #4 (of 4)

VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD #4 (of 4)

Script: Frank Tieri and Michael Moreci
Art: Audrey Mok, Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Vic Malhotra, Lisa Sterle
On Sale Date: 4/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The clock is ticking on Veronica Lodge as she learns the terrible secrets hidden deep in her family’s history—and comes to understand that her horrifying past isn’t as distant as she’d like. Now, if she wants to keeps her family and friends safe, Veronica will face her most chilling challenge yet.

VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD #4 (of 4)

Vault Unveils the Virtual Convention Vanguard Con, Launching Today

As part of Vault’s ongoing virtual convention, Vault Vanguard Con, the publisher announced a plethora of new online events that will take place over the next week.

First, Vault will hold a reddit AMA on the r/comics subreddit tomorrow, Thursday March 19th, from 4:00-5:00pm MST. Fans can ask the Vault team whatever questions they like and get advice on any comics-related topic under the sun. 

Then, over the next few days Vault will release a series of special videos from a wide array of Vault creators on their social media channels.

The videos from Vault creators will include:

  • BLEED THEM DRY’s Eliot Rahal
  • ENGINEWARD’s George Mann and Joe Eisma
  • HEAVY’s Max Bemis & Eryk Donovan
  • HUNDRED WOLVES’ Myke Cole and Tony Akins
  • FINGER GUNS’ Justin Richards
  • THE PLOT’s Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci
  • SERA AND THE ROYAL STARS’ Jon Tsuei
  • CULT CLASSIC: CREATURE FEATURE’s Eliot Rahal and John Bivens
  • BLACK STARS ABOVE’s Lonnie Nadler and Jenna Cha
  • NO ONE’S ROSE’s Zac Thompson & Emily

You can watch the debut video, from BLACK STARS ABOVE‘s Lonnie Nadler and Jenna Cha:

For a limited time, Vault fans can order special T-shirts featuring designs from their favorite Vault comic series, including Heathen, Finger Guns, Money Shot, The Plot, Sera and the Royal Stars, Resonant, She Said Destroy, Submerged, Friendo, Wasted Space, Queen of Bad Dreams, Black Stars Above, These Savage Shores, Fissure, Heavy, Hundred Wolves, Bleed Them Dry, and more.

Further, Vault fans can order very special limited edition Vanguard Con exclusives, including:

A deluxe, limited edition Finger Guns #1 Glitter Variant by Jen Hickman.

FINGER GUNS #1 GLITTER VARIANT

A deluxe, limited edition These Savage Shores Gold Foil Edition TPB.

These Savage Shores Gold Foil Edition TPB

Vault Announces Engineward, a New Series from George Mann, Joe Eisma, Michael Garland, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Vault Comics has announced Engineward, a zodiac-inspired, twelve-issue science-fantasy comic series written by George Mann, drawn by Joe Eisma, colored by Michael Garland, lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and designed by Tim Daniel.

In Engineward, Earth is an ancient myth, long forgotten. Now, the god-like Celestials, who embody the surviving zodiac signs, rule with brutal efficiency. When Joss, an Engineward, discovers and reactivates the head of a fossilized Ghoulem, she learns all is not as intended. Her destiny—and the truth about her imperious rulers—lies somewhere far beyond the borders of her shantytown.

Every issue of Engineward will feature a special “Zodiac Cover” drawn by Joe Eisma and designed by Tim Daniel that portrays one of the twelve Celestials of Engineward, released according to the zodiac calendar and the sign they represent.

Engineward #1 debuts with a Pulp & Paint B cover variant by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel. It hits store shelves in June 2020.

Engineward #1
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