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Preview: The Boys Omnibus Vol. 4

The Boys Omnibus Vol. 4

writer: Garth Ennis
artists: Darick Robertson, John McCrea, Russ Braun
cover: Darick Robertson
FC | 328 pages | $29.99 | Superheroes | Mature

So where are the real superheroes? The warriors for truth and justice, the defenders of the American way, the heroes who fight to make things right and ask for nothing in return? Hughie finds out when he meets the teenage adventurers known as SUPERDUPER… but unknown to the little Scotsman, Butcher has finally learned his secret. A dire scheme is set in motion, and at the vast superhero evangelist festival of BELIEVE, Hughie’s relationship with Annie January – aka Starlight of the Seven – reaches its terrible conclusion.

Next… a special story featuring everyone’s favorite pint-sized Scotsman, Hughie. Mind reeling from cataclysmic events in New York, Wee Hughie heads home to Auchterladle — the semi-idyllic Scottish seaside town where he grew up. All Hughie wants is some time to himself, to return to the bosom of family and friends, and get his head together after two years of unimaginable chaos. But our hero’s luck has always been more cloud than silver lining, and the familiar surroundings he craves are not all they might be. Old pals are warped beyond recognition, strangers in town are up to no good, and a figure from Hughie’s recent past has come back to resolve some unfinished business. You can go home again – but whether or not you should is another matter entirely.

Collects: Issues 39-47, plus Highland Laddie

The Boys Omnibus Vol. 4

The Boys Omnibus Vol. 4 Photo Cover Edition

writer: Garth Ennis
artists: Darick Robertson, John McCrea, Russ Braun
cover: Mother’s Milk Photo Cover From The Boys TV Series!
FC | 328 pages | $29.99 | Superheroes | Mature

Both Versions of Volume 4 Contain: Issues 39-47, plus Highland Laddie

The Boys Omnibus Vol. 4 Photo Cover Edition

Gerry Duggan Teams with John McCrea for Dead Eyes

Artist John McCrea and writer Gerry Duggan team up to bring readers action, comedy, and drama in the forthcoming series Dead Eyes. This ongoing series will launch from Image Comics with an oversized first issue this October.

Set in the 1990s, “Dead Eyes” was a prolific stick-up man and hoodlum in Boston until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth. He retired to be with the love of his life, but now he’s back in the mask to save her. No one—not his wife, the mafia, or the cops—is happy that he’s out of retirement.

Dead Eyes hits comic shops on Wednesday, October 2.

Dead Eyes

Review: Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 Wolverine and Cyclops

Extermination has ended. The X-Men have disassembled. All that remains is a handful of mutants. It’s up to Cyclops and Wolverine to assemble a new team of X-Men.

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 Wolverine and Cyclops collects issues #11-16.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg
Art: Salvador Larroca, John McCrea, Juanan Ramirez
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg, Guru-eFX, Mike Spicer
Letters: Joe Caramanga

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores on July 2! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Jughead: The Hunger vs. Vampironica #1

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER VS. VAMPIRONICA #1

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma, Bob Smith, Ryan Jampole, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Matt Herms
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, John McCrea, Dan Panosian
On Sale Date: 4/24
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

In the world of JUGHEAD THE HUNGER, there are no vampires, having been wiped out in their great war with the werewolves. In the VAMPIRONICA universe, the opposite is the case, as it was the vampires who were the victors. So what happens when these two eternal enemies are brought together again? Whatever it is, it can’t be good for poor ol’ Jug and Vampironica, you can count on that much…

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER VS. VAMPIRONICA #1

Two worlds collide in this early preview of Jughead: The Hunger vs. Vampironica #1!

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER VS. VAMPIRONICA #1

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma, Bob Smith, Ryan Jampole, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Matt Herms
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, John McCrea, Dan Panosian
On Sale Date: 4/24
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

In the world of JUGHEAD THE HUNGER, there are no vampires, having been wiped out in their great war with the werewolves. In the VAMPIRONICA universe, the opposite is the case, as it was the vampires who were the victors. So what happens when these two eternal enemies are brought together again? Whatever it is, it can’t be good for poor ol’ Jug and Vampironica, you can count on that much…

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER VS. VAMPIRONICA #1

Review: Uncanny X-Men #11

UNCANNY X-MEN #11 COMIC REVIEW – My Glasses!

After the devastating events of “X-Men Disassembled,” it falls to Cyclops to rebuild the X-Men in the face of overwhelming hatred. Thankfully, he’s not the only X-Man to have just returned from oblivion. Scott and Logan are together again, and they are mutantkind’s only hope. Writer Matthew Rosenberg and returning superstar X-Artist Salvador Larroca lead the X-Men into their darkest hour…and beyond!

Review: Uncanny X-Men #11

Warning: The issue deals with grief, loss, pain, and suicide

Uncanny X-Men #11

After the devastating events of “X-Men Disassembled,” it falls to Cyclops to rebuild the X-Men in the face of overwhelming hatred. Thankfully, he’s not the only X-Man to have just returned from oblivion. Scott and Logan are together again, and they are mutantkind’s only hope.

Split into three stories, Uncanny X-Men #11 is an oversized issue marking the return of the X-Men. It’s a new beginning that admits it’s much like the old ways. Things look grim. The odds are against them. The world hates them. Mutants are threatened. We’ve seen this time and time again but there’s a sense of desperation here that emanates from the page.

Writer Matthew Rosenberg flies solo on the X-Men delivering an issue with stories that weaves in and out of each other and comes together for a story that gives us mystery, desperation, hope, and just enough “hell yeah” moments to build excitement for what’s next.

Things are bad for mutants and Rosenberg emphasizes that with what each perspective brings, especially Blindfold’s. Everything isn’t clear but it’s not meant to be. This is a mystery playing out from the survivor’s perspective.

The issue does have a bit of a flaw in that one scene in particular (Cyclops at a rally) doesn’t play out in a way that makes sense. Lets be honest, the last time Cyclops was seen he was a terrorist but apparently he’s able to walk out of the situation. It doesn’t make complete sense but it is what it is and most likely foreshadows a reckoning between the X-Men and Avengers down the road.

The art is solid with Salvador Larroca‘s work on the main story standing out. John McCrea brings a distinct style to the Wolverine perspective and Juanan Ramírez‘s art for the Blindfold story stands out, especially one double page spread in particular. The color from Rachelle Rosenberg and Mike Spicer and lettering from Joe Caramagna, it all combines to a comic that comes together in story but each part has a distinct personality about it.

As a long time X-Men reader, this is a hell of a start which feels both familiar and new. The “X-Men are dead” story has been done before but the way this is presented brings a real feel of desperation and loss we haven’t seen for quite some time. This is a group getting ready to fight. You can feel the tension building waiting for a spark to set it off and luckily it’s Cyclops and Wolverine that look like they’ll be doing exactly that.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg Art: Salvador Larroca
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Wolverine Returns
Art: John McCrea Color: Mike Spicer
The Last Blindfold Story
Art: Juanan Ramírez Color: Rachelle Rosenberg
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Uncanny X-Men #11

Uncanny X-Men #11

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) John McCrea, Juanan Ramirez (A/CA) Salvador Larroca
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 06, 2019
SRP: $7.99

SPECIAL OVER-SIZED ISSUE!

After the devastating events of “X-Men Disassembled,” it falls to Cyclops to rebuild the X-Men in the face of overwhelming hatred. Thankfully, he’s not the only X-Man to have just returned from oblivion. Scott and Logan are together again, and they are mutantkind’s only hope. Writer Matthew Rosenberg and returning superstar X-Artist Salvador Larroca lead the X-Men into their darkest hour…and beyond!

Uncanny X-Men #11

Dead Rabbit at Large this October

Image Comics has revealed a teaser trailer and preview pages for the forthcoming new series from Gerry Duggan and John McCreaDead Rabbit—launching this October.

Back in the ’90s, Dead Rabbit was a prolific Boston stick-up man and hoodlum, until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth: he retired to be with the love of his life. Now he’s back in the mask to save her, but no one—not his wife, the mafia, or the cops—is happy that he’s out of retirement.

Fans of Kill or Be Killed and The Departed will love this new action-comedy-drama tale and its main character Martin Dobbs, aka: Dead Rabbit—the man who says he’s descended from one of the original gangs of New York City.

Dead Rabbit #1 will hit stores on Wednesday, October 5th. The final order cutoff deadline from retailers is Monday, September 10th.

Dead Rabbit #1 Cover A by McCrea – Diamond Code AUG180018
Dead Rabbit #2 Cover B by Dave Johnson (Limited) – Diamond Code AUG180019

Preview: The Raid #1 (of 4)

The Raid #1 (of 4)

Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Budi Setiawan
Colorist: Brad Simpson
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover A: Ben Oliver
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: John McCrea
Cover D: Budi Setiawan
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: August 1, 2018

Taking place during the events of the second movie – the Raid movie’s main character Rama is trapped in prison and he has to protect an undercover cop… as well as himself… Meanwhile, Jakarta crime boss Bejo is causing havoc in the outside world as he strives to gain more and more power – and he is ably assisted by two familiar faces: Hammer Girl and Baseball Bat Man…

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