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BOOM! Studios Releases a First Look at Bone Parish #2, Out this August 29th

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a first look at Bone Parish #2, the second issue of the all-new addictive necromantic horror series from superstar writer Cullen Bunn and artist Jonas Scharf that follows the proliferation of a new drug sweeping through the streets of New Orleans—one made from the ashes of the dead.

Wars are being fought over who will control the supply, while the demand only rises. While the warring factions collide, users begin to experience terrifying visions of the dead coming back to life—through them. And at the heart of it all, one family must decide how far they’re willing to go to connect – or perhaps disconnect – from the world around them as this dangerous conflict escalates in shocking ways.

Due to advance critical acclaim and response from retailers, Bone Parish earned a full series order of twelve issues before its comic shop debut.

Bone Parish #2 featuring a main cover by Lee Garbett, will be available for sale on August 29th.

Preview: War For the Planet of the Apes SC

War For the Planet of the Apes SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: David F. Walker
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artist: Robert Sammelin
Colorist: Jason Worde
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $14.99

David F. Walker (Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes) and illustrated by Jonas Scharf (Warlords of Appalachia) present an original story set between 20th Century Fox’s films, 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the War for the Planet of the Apes film.

As Caesar and his apes recoup and recover after the Koba-led attack on the human compound in San Francisco, the military begins moving in, setting the stage for the momentous war to come. Even as humans and apes come to violent conflict, the virus that wrecked the world has begun to evolve…

Collects the complete limited series.

Review: Bone Parish #1

A new drug is sweeping through the streets of New Orleans—one made from the ashes of the dead. Wars are being fought over who will control the supply, while the demand only rises.

While the crime families wage war, users begin to experience terrifying visions of the dead coming back to life—through them.

I’m a huge fan of gangster/mob/gang stories and there’s been some fantastic entries into that genre in comics. What comics have also done is mix up those stories with other genres like science fiction or in this case horror. Writer Cullen Bunn is a master of that genre and has proven that over and over again in numerous series, so it isn’t too surprising that Bone Parish #1 is so good.

The first three-quarters of the comic is a straight up mob story of a drug operation and the other “family” that wants to muscle in and take that operation over. It’s something we’ve seen storywise many times before and even then, this would still be entertaining. The fact this new drug is made from corpses is interesting and something new but it’s not until the final few pages when that really comes in to play. And with that comes the twist. And it’s a hell of a twist…. actually more than one. And the good becomes great at that point.

Bunn delivers some interesting characters and a drug cartel that’s family in a way that’s interesting. The rivals don’t have too much depth, but they don’t need to. The focus here is our main drug pushers and what they’ve unleashed. And in that way the comic becomes beyond original and a must read.

The art by Jonas Scharf with colors by Alex Giumarães, and lettering by Ed Dukeshire helps with the twist(s). I went back to look over the art once things became clear and it’s very reminiscent of a certain film, which I won’t give away because that ruins the twist. There’s a level of detail in the art that becomes even more appreciated once things are revealed. The coloring too is a big deal as the drug gives us a day-glow sort of style enhancing things from the usual grist of the comic. It helps enhance the high of it all.

The comic is fantastic and cements Bunn as a master of horror. This is one that’s an absolute must get and one you don’t want ruined. Bone Parish brilliantly blends the familiar mob/drug story with that of a horror aspect, something that seems so obvious to do, but so far has had only mediocre results. Here though, the surprise ending and reveals raise the story to the next level and creates a comic series that will absolutely make “best of” lists come year end.

Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Jonas Scharf
Color: Alex Giumarães Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Main Cover: Lee Garbett Variant Cover: Rod Reis
Story: 9.0 Art: 8.6 Overall: 8.9 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Bone Parish #1

Bone Parish #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Lee Garbett
Variant Cover: Rod Reis
Colorist: Alex Giumarães
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

Cullen Bunn (Empty Man, The Unsound) returns to BOOM! Studios with a chilling necromantic horror story.

A new drug is sweeping through the streets of New Orleans—one made from the ashes of the dead. Wars are being fought over who will control the supply, while the demand only rises.

While the crime families wage war, users begin to experience terrifying visions of the dead coming back to life—through them.

Bone Parish Heads to Full Series

BOOM! Studios has announced today that Bone Parish, an all-new addictive necromantic horror series from superstar writer Cullen Bunn and artist Jonas Scharf, has earned a full series order of twelve issues in advance of its debut in comic shops on July 25th due to the overwhelming early response from retailers and fans.

Bone Parish follows the proliferation of a new drug sweeping through the streets of New Orleans—one made from the ashes of the dead. Wars are being fought over who will control the supply, while the demand only rises. While the warring factions collide, users begin to experience terrifying visions of the dead coming back to life—through them. And at the heart of it, one family must decide how far they’re willing to go to connect – or perhaps disconnect – from the world around them as this dangerous conflict escalates in shocking ways.

Print copies of  Bone Parish #1, featuring a main cover by Lee Garbett and a variant cover by Rod Reis.

A First Look at Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf’s Bone Parish

BOOM! Studios has released a first look at Bone Parish #1, an all-new chilling necromantic horror series from superstar writer Cullen Bunn and artist Jonas Scharf in July 2018. A new drug is sweeping through the streets of New Orleans. One made from the ashes of the dead. Wars are being fought over who will control the supply, while the demand only rises. While the warring factions collide, users begin to experience terrifying visions of the dead coming back to life—through them.

This powerful debut issue features a main cover by Lee Garbett with variant covers by Rod Reis and Tyler Crook.

Bone Parish #1 will be available for sale on July 25th, 2018.

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #24

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #24

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Connecting Variant Cover: Steve Morris
Variant Cover: Dan Mora
Action Figure Variant Cover: Quest
Price: $3.99

Billy makes a devastating discovery within the heart of Promethea that threatens to break the Ranger’s alliance with Grace, just as Finster’s monsters activate en masse.

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #22

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #22

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Connecting Incentive Cover: Steve Morris
Incentive Cover: Dan Mora
Action Figure Variant: Quest
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

With tensions building between the Rangers, they put aside their differences and unite with Promethea to take down a great new threat!

Preview: Big Trouble in Little China Novel Vol. 2: Big Trouble in Merrie Olde England HC

Big Trouble in Little China Novel Vol. 2: Big Trouble in Merrie Olde England HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matthew J. Elliott
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artist: Robert Sammelin
Price: $19.99

  • In this second Big Trouble in Little China illustrated prose novel, Jack Burton, Wang Chi, and Gracie Law are forced on an adventure to find the lost Excalibur sword, so they must traverse the mystical, topsy-turvy underbelly of England.
  • Hunted by the Wing Kong and the reanimated corpse of Lightning, the trio discovers that things are never as they seem.
  • Writer Matthew J. Elliott (RiffTrax, Big Trouble in Little China Illustrated Novel: Big Trouble in Mother Russia) and illustrator Jonas Scharf (War for the Planet of the Apes, Warlords of Appalachia) present a new chapter to the travails of cult hero Jack Burton!

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #21

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #21

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Connecting Variant Cover: Steve Morris
Versus Cover: Dan Mora
Morpher Cover: Miguel Mercado
Unlockable Action Figure Variant Cover: Quest
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

The secret history of the true original Power Rangers divides the Mighty Morphin team, and only Zordon can save them!

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