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Two Moons #6 Kicks Off the Next Chapter in October

Bestselling writer John Arcudi and fan-favorite artist Valerio Giangiordano’s popular historical horror series Two Moons will kick off a new story arc this October. Two Moons #6 will begin the next chapter in the hit series and will land on shelves from Image Comics just in time for Halloween and provide the perfect entry point for new readers to jump onto the series.

After years apart, Frances Shaw (now a medical doctor) and Virgil Two Moons (now a Pawnee shaman) are once again drawn to each other on the eve of an impending crisis in Two Moons #6.

Two Moons #6 Cover A by Giangiordano and Crabtree (Diamond Code AUG210043) and Two Moons #6 Cover B by Sook (Diamond Code AUG210044) will both be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 27.

Preview: Wonder Woman: Black & Gold #1

Wonder Woman: Black & Gold #1

Written by: Amy Reeder, John Arcudi, Nadia Shammas, AJ Mendez
Art by: Ming Doyle, Amy Reeder, Ryan Sook, Morgan Beem

Just in time for Wonder Woman’s 80th anniversary, DC Comics proudly presents a new anthology series starring the Amazon Princess embellished in the the color of her famous lasso. You won’t want to miss this thrilling series celebrating the woman who inspires us all…and that’s the truth!

Kicking things off, John Arcudi (B.P.R.D.) and Ryan Sook (Legion of Super-Heroes) reunite to show us the grace immortality grants a hero. Becky Cloonan (Wonder Woman) weaves a spine-tingling tale of Diana’s most precious weapon against the darkness. Then Amy Reeder (Amethyst) takes us back to the Golden Age for a fun romp co-starring Etta Candy. AJ Mendez and Ming Doyle (Constantine: The Hellblazer) travel to Themyscira for a tense family reunion. And finally, Nadia Shammas and Morgan Beem (Swamp Thing: Twin Branches) show us a story of Diana’s past failures coming back to haunt her.

Wonder Woman: Black & Gold #1

Marvel, Titan, and Harlequin all Have New Comics Available on ComiXology

There are seven new comics available now on comiXology. You can get new comics from Harlequin, Titan, and Marvel. You can get shopping now or check out the individual issues below.

Thunderbolts: How To Lose

Written by John Arcudi
Art by Francisco Ruiz Velasco
Cover by Francisco Ruiz Velasco
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Collects Thunderbolts (1997) #76-81.

It’s “Fight Club” Marvel style! The world of the comic book super-villain is often a glamorous one – filled with wealth, infamy, and great power – until the inevitable defeat at the hands of superheroes! But what about the super-villains who don’t even rate the attention of superhero – the second-class villains without hope? Take a voyeuristic look at a world of bloody fights in abandoned warehouses, the lure of easy money, and the desperate smell of sweaty losers. And if you’re trying to reform and walk the straight and narrow path, do you keep slaving away for minimum wage, or make one last grab for fame – by busting heads?

Thunderbolts: How To Lose

Ultimate Adventures: One Tin Soldier

Written by Ron Zimmerman
Art by Duncan Fegredo
Cover by Duncan Fegredo
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Collects Ultimate Adventures #1-6.

An aging orphan receives his fondest wish and is adopted by the wealthiest man in town… who also happens to be a costumed crimefighter. If you ever wondered about the relationships between super heroes and sidekicks, this action-packed yet hilarious adventure answers all the questions you were afraid to ask.

Ultimate Adventures: One Tin Soldier

Weapon X Vol. 1: The Draft

Written by R.A. Jones, Matt Nixon, Buddy Scalera, Frank Tieri, Christina Z.
Art by Brandon Badeaux, Georges Jeanty, Karl Kerschl, Kilian Plunkett, Pablo Raimondi, Ethan Van Sciver
Cover by Georges Jeanty
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Collects Weapon X (2002) #1-5, Weapon X #1/2, Weapon X: The Draft – Agent Zero, Weapon X: The Draft – Kane, Weapon X: The Draft – Marrow, Weapon X: The Draft – Sauron, Weapon X: The Draft – Wild Child.

The Weapon X Program… the name is synonymous with the creation of the most dangerous character in the Marvel Universe, Wolverine. But their legacy does not end there. Now the Program is back and more dangerous than ever. The Program’s new leader, the man known only as the Director, has gathered an elite mutant strike force bent on one secret agenda… the destruction of the mutant race. And the Director’s first priority is recapturing his most elite agent – Sabretooth!

Weapon X Vol. 1: The Draft

Weapon X Vol. 2: The Underground

Written by Frank Tieri
Art by Georges Jeanty
Cover by Georges Jeanty
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Collects Weapon X (2002) #6-13.

The Underground makes its debut! Led by Cable, the Underground is determined to destroy the Director’s evil plans and make sure that the Weapon X program is taken out. Will this be the end of the Director and his band of soldiers, or has Cable finally met his match? Plus, the identity of a shocking traitor within Weapon X is revealed.

Weapon X Vol. 2: The Underground

Perséphone Dans Sa Prison Dorée

Written by Patricia Frances Rowell
Art by Riho Sachimi
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Issue de la noblesse, Perséphone ne pourrait être moins à l’aise qu’au sein de la société mondaine. Un jour, lors d’une promenade à cheval qui la menée bien loin de chez elle, elle est aperçue par un inconnu borgne. Happée par la beauté mystique de son œil unique, elle se laisse emporter par les bras puissants de l’homme dans une tour à l’abri des regards. Répondant au surnom de Seigneur Hadès, l’homme s’avère d’un raffinement inégalable sous ses airs revêches.
Quelques semaines plus tard, il renvoie sa captive saine et sauve chez elle, à temps pour la nouvelle saison mondaine. Au cours d’un bas où on doit lui présenter le Marquis, Perséphone a le souffle coupé… Le Seigneur Hadès se tient devant elle.

Perséphone Dans Sa Prison Dorée

Sea of Thieves #2: Champion of Souls

Written by Jeremy Whitley
Art by Rhoald Marcellius
Colored by Sakti Yuwono
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The most noble pirate to have ever sailed the Sea of Thieves, the legendary Arthur Pendragon continues to forge his destiny as the Champion of Souls! After fighting back against the skeleton scourge, Pendragon gains the attention of the mysterious and powerful Madame Olivia, who bestows upon him an ancient artifact that he will carry to the grave – and beyond.

Sea of Thieves #2: Champion of Souls

A Star Looks Down

Written by Betty Neels
Art by Hiromi Kobayashi
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Elizabeth Partridge lives a humble life working as a full-time nurse. In a rush to get to work one morning, she accidentally bumps her bicycle into someone and is surprised when he simply smiles and forgives her. Later, she finds out he is Alexander van Zeust, a Dutch medical professor who is temporarily working at her hospital. One day, Alexander’s sister is brought to the hospital in need of emergency surgery. While his sister is recovering, Alexander asks Beth if she would watch his sister’s children for a week. But one week turns into longer and Beth soon finds herself attached to both the kids and the doctor!

A Star Looks Down

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Wonder Woman Black & Gold Launches with Covers by Jen Bartel, Ramona Fradon, Yanick Paquette, and Joshua Middleton, and Killer Creative Lineup

Just in time for Wonder Woman’s 80th anniversary, DC Comics is launching a new six-issue anthology series starring the Amazon Princess embellished in the color of her famous lasso, Wonder Woman: Black & Gold. You won’t want to miss celebrating the woman who inspires us all…and that’s the truth!

Kicking things off, John Arcudi and Ryan Sook re-unite to show us the grace immortality grants a hero. Becky Cloonan weaves a spine-tingling tale of Diana’s most precious weapon against the darkness. Then Amy Reeder takes us back to the Golden Age for a fun romp co-starring Etta Candy. AJ Mendez Brooks and Ming Doyle travel to Themyscira for a tense family reunion. And finally, Nadia Shammas and Morgan Beem show us a story of Diana’s past failures come to haunt her.

Wonder Woman Black & Gold #1, written by John Arcudi, Becky Cloonan, Amy Reeder, AJ Mendez Brooks, and Nadia Shamas with art by Ryan Sook, Becky Cloonan, Amy Reeder, Ming Doyle, and Morgan Beem, arrives on June 22 (40 pages for $5.99) with covers by Jen Bartel, Ramona Fradon, Yanick Paquette, and Joshua Middleton!

Two Moons Sees High Demand and Goes Back to Print

An insatiable hunger for the new shamanic horror story, Two Moons, by John Arcudi and Valerio Giangiordano has left customers begging for more. Image Comics will rush the hot new series back to print this week in order to keep up with increasing demand.

Two Moons invites readers on the long journey of a young Pawnee man named Virgil Morris—aka Two Moons—fighting for the Union during the Civil War. When he is suddenly confronted with his shamanic roots, he discovers horrors far worse than combat as the ghosts of his past reveal the monstrous evil around him! 

Two Moons #1, second printing (Diamond Code JAN219076) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 31.

Two Moons #1, second printing

Review: Two Moons #1

Two Moons #1
Two Moons #1

War is never short on metaphors for violence, especially in terms of being represented as something that is literally monstrous. John Arcudi and Valerio Giangiordano’s Two Moons #1 is very aware of this, but the monsters that populate their version of the American Civil War seem to have been called in to help carry some deeper metaphors into the story. Surprisingly enough, what makes it through is largely concerned with the violence that always seems to follow identity and assimilation.

Two Moons #1 introduces readers to Virgil Morris, born of the Pawnee Nation and originally given the name of Two Moons. Virgil is presented as an assimilated American, a man that left his roots behind only to see them come back to claim him. Virgil starts seeing monsters, spirits, and dead men who won’t stay quiet as he fights for the Union during the Civil War. The things he sees might be all in his head, but the comic is leaning hard on making them feel very real to him.

Arcudi and Giangiordano appear to be gearing up for a slow burn of a story centered on the resurgence of Virgil’s Pawnee heritage and how it intends to remind him of who he is and who he should be, that is if it’s proven that he can trust both the mystic aspects of his process and himself, for that matter.

Giangiordano illustrates the story’s version of America as a place that’s always thirsty for blood, a place that thrives in war. The characters are presented as forces of nature that, to an extent, make them look like walking manifestations of anger and violence. This extends to the overall setting of the story, which sticks mostly to the American wilderness. Locations come off as unwelcoming and uncooperative, as places eager to be turned into battlefields.

Two Moons #1’s script focuses on introducing Virgil’s struggle with his Pawnee identity to readers, but Arcudi also takes the opportunity to introduce another character that’s coming to terms with identity and what it means to be an outsider in America: Nurse Frances Shaw, an Irish immigrant.

Two Moons #1
Two Moons #1

Nurse Frances is forming her opinion on what America is and what it stands for during one of the most unstable and uncertain moments in its history. The soul of the nation was quite simply fractured. The idea that the Civil War was a bloody and merciless fight between brothers was something people were constantly reminded of.

Negotiating one’s identity in the midst of all this inviting chaos into one’s own sense of belonging. Arcudi’s script is approaching it in a smart and intriguing way. In addition, her inclusion in the story serves as a good counter balance to Virgil’s own journey.

And then there are the monsters and all the other things that roam the wild. Giangiordano imbues each creature design with a considerable amount of storytelling. There’s a lot one can learn about them just by scanning their bodies. On a side note, they also look like they could effectively work in a film adaptation of the comic through practical make-up effects. Their designs are nightmarish but strangely realistic. They’re instantly memorable.

Two Moons #1
Two Moons #1

Two Moons is a new series with a lot of promise. It’s in a position to offer an appropriately confrontational take on what makes an American and if it’s even possible to identify anyone as such. The art is exceptional and it takes command of the story in unexpected ways. The book welcomes questions, demands thought, and values different angles. Come ready into the story or it will sneak up on you with its dark intricacies.

Script: John Arcudi Art: Valerio Giangiordano Colors: Dave Stewart
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy and dust off your old Civil War History books!

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Explore More Sci-fi Terror with Aliens: The Original Years Omnibus Vol. 2

The classic comic book tales set in the iconic—and terrifying—world of the Alien franchise are being collected in brand-new hardcover collection starting in April with Aliens Omnibus Vol. 1. And in August, fans of the iconic franchise can enjoy even more of these thrilling comic book stories with Aliens: The Original Years Omnibus Vol. 2.

A rogue scientist’s genetic experiments create a horrific new alien king! A ragtag unit of Colonial Marines battles a xenomorph infestation on a space station — and the survivors face a pack of bizarre hybrids! An investigator must solve a murder on a deep-space alien-research station! But what dread music will a deranged composer make with an alien’s screams? And can a synthetic xenomorph rebel against its sadistic creator? Plus: Flash back to an alien attack in the 1950s! And witness the fate of England as aliens overrun the Earth! This rare collection includes: Aliens: Rogue #1-4, Aliens: Colonial Marines #1-10, Aliens: Labyrinth #1-4, Aliens: Salvation, Aliens: Music of the Spears #1-4, and Aliens: Stronghold #1-4 — plus material from Dark Horse Comics #3-5, #11-13 and #15-19; PREVIEWS (1993) #1-12; PREVIEWS (1994) #1; and Aliens Magazine (1992) #9-20.

Writers include Ian Edginton, Chris Warner, Kelly Puckett, Paul Guinan, Dan Jolley, Jim Woodring, Dave Gibbons, Chet Williamson, John Arcudi, Sarah Byam, John Byrne, Peter Milligan, Michael Cook, and more. Artists include Will Simpson, Paul Guinan, Tony Atkins, Allen Nunis, John Nadeau, Kilian Plunkett, Mike Mignola, Tim Hamilton, Doug Mahnke, David Roach, Mark A. Nelson, Paul Mendoza, John Byrne, Paul Johnson, and Christian Gorny.

Check out the all-new cover by Mahmud Asrar as well as the exclusive direct market variant cover by Paul Mendoza and be sure to pick up this must-have collection when Aliens: The Original Years Omnibus Vol. 2 hits shops in August 2021!

Two Moons Brings More Horror to the Civil War

Fan-favorite Rumble and B.P.R.D. writer John Arcudi joins artist Valerio Giangiordano for a bone-chilling tale of terror in the forthcoming Two Moons. The all-new ongoing horror series is set to launch from Image Comics this February.

Two Moons invites readers on the long journey of a young Pawnee man named Virgil Morris—aka Two Moons—fighting for the Union during the Civil War. When he is suddenly confronted with his shamanic roots, he discovers horrors far worse than combat as the ghosts of his past reveal the monstrous evil around him!

In the announcement release, Arcudi said:

Two Moons is a book I’ve been trying to write for years. It’s a horror/action story first and foremost, but it’s more than that for me and, I hope, for the reader. The complicated history of indigenous peoples during the 19th C. was what inspired me to take this story on and we explore some of that through the eyes of a young Pawnee man as he grows to learn more about his place in the world. And Valerio Giangiordano is absolutely KILLING it on the art! Could not have asked for a better collaborator on this gorgeous book. I’m excited to see this finally get out of my head and into readers’ hands.

Two Moons #1 Cover A by Giangiordano (DEC200044), Two Moons #1 Cover B Zaffino (DEC200045), and Two Moons #1 Cover C Blank (DEC200046) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 24.

Two Moons #1

Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories Collects Three Stories in Hardcover

Fans of the Hellboy universe know that Rasputin is the man responsible for bringing Hellboy to Earth, but when did the mad monk find his calling to bring about Ragna Rok? Following his iconic appearance in Hellboy: The Conqueror Worm, how did the mysterious Visitor stay hidden on Earth for so long? Where did the legendary Sledgehammer armor really come from? Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories collects in hardcover for the first time three acclaimed stories that shed new light on the hidden corners of the Hellboy universe: Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon, Sledgehammer 44, and The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed.

Dark Horse Books will release Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories in the summer of 2021, featuring an all-new cover by legendary creator Mike Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart and 420 pages of stories by John Arcudi, Chris Roberson, Laurence Campbell, Christopher Mitten, Dave Stewart, and others.

Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories will be available in comic stores on June 2nd, 2021 and in bookstores on June 15th, 2021 for $39.99.

Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories

Read Classic Predator Comics with the Original Years Omnibus

Just as the Predators make their Marvel debut, fans can experience their original comics legacy in Predator: The Original Years Omnibus Vol. 1. Following the landmark 1987 film, the Predator franchise thrilled comic book readers with various series depicting terrifying encounters with the extraterrestrial hunters and exploring the dark history of their species. Both Predator aficionados and newcomers will be able to enjoy these classic tales in a hardcover format this July.

Nowhere is safe when the remorseless alien killers stalk the concrete jungle of New York City, leave a trail of death across the American Southwest and ignite the Cold War by landing in Siberia! Find out if the Predators came to Earth during Vietnam or World War I and see the hunters make a new enemy in Dutch’s brother, Detective John Schaefer. Read on as an Arizona prison becomes a slaughterhouse and witness a Predator vs. psychotic Predator showdown in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey! Finally, take a trip to 1950s Hollywood, where only a child with special glasses can see the monster in the midst of Tinseltown! It’s total carnage, Predator-style!

This unprecedented collection includes: Predator (1989) #1-4, Predator 2 #1-2, Predator: Big Game #1-4, Predator: Cold War #1-4, Predator: The Bloody Sands of Time #1-2, Predator: Race War #1-4, Predator: Bad Blood #1-4, Predator: Invaders From the Fourth Dimension, Predator: Dark River #1-4, Predator: Strange Roux, and Predator: Kindred #1-4 — plus material from Dark Horse Presents (1986) #46, #67-69 and #119; Dark Horse Comics #1-2, #4-7, #10-14, #16-18 and #20-21; and A Decade of Dark Horse #1.

Writers include Mark Verheiden, Franz Heinkel, John Arcudi, Dan Barry, Andrew Vachss, Randy Stradley, Evan Dorkin, Jerry Prosser, Brian McDonald, Jason R. Lamb, Scott Tolson, Neal Barrett, Jr., Chuck Dixon, Charles Moore, Terry Laban, and more. Artists include Chris Warner, Ron Randall, Dan Barry, Mark Bright, Evan Dorkin, Jordan Raskin, Lauchland Pelle, Derek Thompson, Jim Somerville, Mitch Byrd, Brian O’Connell, Roger Petersen, Leo Duranona, Enrique ALcatena, D. Alexander Gregory, Howard Cobb, and more.

Check out the cover by artist Iban Coello below, the direct market variant cover by artist Chris Warner.

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