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Grounded! Your First Look at Rocket Raccoon #1!

This December, everyone’s favorite space-faring rodent is getting GROUNDED! Marvel has released a new look inside Rocket Raccoon #1 – the new series from rising comic stars Matthew Rosenberg and Jorge Coelho!

Rocket has found himself stuck in the very LAST place he wants to be – the backwards, no-class, pit of a planet called Earth. It’s where those dumb furry things people say Rocket looks like are from. He is NOT a raccoon! So help you if you call him a raccoon. One thing is clear, it doesn’t matter who or what gets in his way, he’s gotta get off this mudball, and he’s gotta do it now! Easier said than done.

Featuring covers by David Nakayama, Rafael Albuquerque, Tom Angleberger, John Tyler Christopher, Mike Deodato, and Will Sliney.

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BOOM! Studios Title Polarity Optioned by Fox 21 Television Studios

BOOM! Studios has announced that Fox 21 Television Studios has optioned the TV rights to Polarity, the limited comic book series created and written by Say Anything frontman Max Bemis and illustrated by artist Jorge Coelho about a man with bipolar disorder who, after he stops taking his medicine, discovers he has super-powered abilities. The collected edition of the series was nominated for a Harvey Award in 2014.

The pilot is being written by Max Winkler and Matt Spicer, who were recently hired by The Walt Disney Company to write the “Rocketeer” reboot. Winkler will also direct the pilot.

BOOM! Studios’ Ross RichieStephen Christy, and Josh Levy are set to executive produce with Jason Carden of Winkler’s production company, Walcott Entertainment.

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The Haunted Mansion #1: A Conversational Review

haunted_mansion_1_coverMarvel released the first issue of The Haunted Mansion a couple of weeks ago, through their Disney Kingdoms imprint which focuses on telling new stories based upon the characters, rides, or attractions from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The Haunted Mansion is a comic based upon the ride of the same name, a ride that my wife thoroughly enjoyed when we visited the park in Florida last year. So when the first issue hit the racks I made sure to pick a copy up for her.

Now, while my wife is incredibly supportive of my comic book addiction reading, she’s not a huge comic book reader herself. But because she is a big fan of the ride I was curious to find out what she thought about the first issue.

So once we’d both read the comic, we had a bit of a chat about it.

You enjoyed the comic, eh?

Yep.

How did it compare to the ride itself?

It felt a little like the ride; I liked the commitment to the little details like the wallpaper, the paintings, characters, room features and the entrance to the ride itself with the stretching paintings, which is one of my favourite parts.

Yeah, I noticed that too. I thought there were a lot of neat nods to the ride, like the order the kid encounters the different ghosts.

Yeah, that was cool.

What about the story, did that work for you at all?

Well I wasn’t sure where it was going at the beginning, but perhaps the next time I ride the ride I’ll feel I’m one of the mortals helping the ghosts to get out. I am interested to see what happens to the main character next.

Do you want me to grab the second one when it comes out on April 20th?

Yeah, I’ll read the second one. I’d like to see some of the other covers, too.

Would you be interested in reading more from Marvel’s Disney Kingdoms imprint?

Yeah, if they stayed along the same lines as this one, and offered me elements of the parks themselves, then I would be interested.

Could you see yourself reading other comics eventually as well, if you enjoy this series?

Perhaps. I mean, you have bought me a few other comics that I have yet to read. It’s a new medium for me, but I may give it another go. Why not, eh?


Why not indeed. If this comic proves to be a gateway into the comic book world for my wife, and others who pick the issue up just because of the title, then that’s a good thing for our hobby. The first issue of The Haunted Mansion  has been on sale for a couple weeks now, and it’s actually a pretty strong issue that’s worth a read if you’re even a little bit of a fan of the ride, or even Disney. As for myself, I enjoyed the comic and while The Haunted Mansion wouldn’t have ordinarily been something that I’d have picked up at the comic shop if not for my wife wanting to read the first issue. When the one comes out, though, whether she’d be interested in reading the next issue or not I’d likely be picking it up for myself anyway.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Jorge Coelho and E.M. Gist

Review: The Haunted Mansion #1

haunted_mansion_1_coverIt seems that no one lives in the elegant mansion on the hill…but where then is that eerie organ music come from? Are its iron gates meant to keep people out…or keep some things in? Filled with wall-to-wall creeps and hot and cold running chills, the happy haunts of the Haunted Mansion come to (after)life like never before! Get ready to meet the 999 spooks lingering within. But be warned, they’re looking for the 1000th!

Crypt doors will creak, and tombstones will quake. And the next spine-tingling Disney Kingdoms adventure is about to begin. What terrifying secrets lie deep within the mansion?

I’m not a big Disney person and the idea of bringing their iconic rides to comics has little draw for me. Due to that, this is my first time checking out a Disney Kingdoms comic, and I feel like I missed out on some quality. I’ve heard some good things, but with so much quality out there to read, I hadn’t gotten around to seeing for myself, and with a copy to review, I’m really glad I was finally able to.

Written by Joshua Williamson, The Haunted Mansion #1 takes what little I remember about the ride it’s based on and creates a rather fun first issue that has a bit of heart and a really good build that makes me want to check out what happens next. What Williamson does really well is build up the emotional depth that gets you to really care about the characters and does so with something we can all relate to, the death of a relative. That small detail also feels a bit “Disney” to me.

The art by Jorge Coelho is really solid with a nice mix of supernatural in a “my first spooky story” sort of way. It’s not scary, but could be a good entry for younger kids into the horror/ghost genre. The ghosts look like a good design and there’s some sequences of confusion that work really well.

I hadn’t check out a Disney Kingdoms comic, and I’m really glad I did, so much so I want to see what else I missed and actually looking forward to the next issue.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Jorge Coelho
Story: 8.3 Art: 7.9 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Grim Grinning Ghosts Galore in Your First Look at Haunted Mansion #1!

The world famous attraction haunts Marvel Comics this March! And the residents are just dying to meet you! Marvel Entertainment and Walt Disney Imagineering have released a first look inside Haunted Mansion #1, the newest Disney Kingdoms limited series! Step inside foolish mortals, as rising comic stars Joshua Williamson and Jorge Coelho throw open the doors of the mansion for a delightfully chilling thrill ride!

It seems that no one lives in the elegant mansion on the hill…but where then is that eerie organ music come from? Are its iron gates meant to keep people out…or keep some things in? Filled with wall-to-wall creeps and hot and cold running chills, the happy haunts of the Haunted Mansion come to (after)life like never before! Get ready to meet the 999 spooks lingering within. But be warned, they’re looking for the 1000th!

Crypt doors will creak, and tombstones will quake. And the next spine-tingling Disney Kingdoms adventure is about to begin. What terrifying secrets lie deep within the mansion? Hop in your Doom Buggy and find out this March!

HAUNTED MANSION #1 (JAN160749)
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by JORGE COELHO
Cover by E.M. GIST
Variant Covers by BRIAN CROSBY (JAN160750) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (JAN160751)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (JAN160752)
FOC – 02/15/16, On-Sale – 03/09/16

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Preview: John Flood #6 (of 6)

John Flood #6 (of 6)

Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Jorge Coelho

Final issue! The cat-and-mouse game between Flood and Tate comes to a dangerous conclusion.

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The Haunted Mansion #1 Brings Grim Grinning Ghosts to Marvel in 2016!

Haunted_Mansion_CovThe world famous attraction haunts Marvel Comics in 2016! And its residents are just dying to meet you! Marvel and Walt Disney Imagineering are proud to announce The Haunted Mansion #1, coming in March! Step inside foolish mortals, as rising comic stars Joshua Williamson and Jorge Coelho throw open the doors of the mansion for a delightfully chilling thrill ride!

It seems that no one lives in the elegant mansion on the hill…but where then is that eerie organ music come from? Are its iron gates meant to keep people out…or keep some things in? Filled with wall-to-wall creeps and hot and cold running chills, the happy haunts of the Haunted Mansion come to (after) life like never before! Get ready to meet the 999 spooks lingering within. But be warned, they’re looking for the 1000th!

Crypt doors will creak, and tombstones will quake. And the next spine-tingling Disney Kingdoms adventure is about to begin. What terrifying secrets lie deep within the mansion? Hop in your Doom Buggy and find out this coming March!

Additionally, Disney Publishing Worldwide will release multiple book titles in July 2016 based on the Haunted Mansion attractions from the Disney Parks including: Disney Parks Presents: The Haunted Mansion, a beautifully illustrated picture book that uses narration from the ride, all-new art, and comes with the song “Grim Grinning Ghosts” on a CD; and Tales from the Haunted Mansion Volume I: The Fearsome Foursome, the first book in an all-new chapter book series that features chilling tales about the ghosts who haunt the notorious Mansion, with eerie illustrations throughout and a beautiful three-piece cloth cover, the books are designed to look like they came straight from the library in the Haunted Mansion.

THE HAUNTED MANSION #1
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by JORGE COELHO
Cover by E.M. GIST
On-Sale Print & Digital this March!

 

TALES FROM THE HAUNTED MANSION, VOL. I: THE FEARSOME FOURSOME
Written by mansion librarian Amicus Arcane
Transcribed by John Esposito
Illustrations by Kelley Jones
On-sale July 2016

 

DISNEY PARKS PRESENTS: THE HAUNTED MANSION
Includes a CD with Song!
Music by Buddy Baker
Lyrics by Xavier “X” Atencio
Illustrations by James Gilleard
On-Sale July 2016

Preview: John Flood #5 (of 6)

John Flood #5 (of 6)

Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Jorge Coelho

Tate and Berry both race to get to Flood in the police station for very different reasons.

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Preview: John Flood #4 (of 6)

John Flood #4 (of 6)

Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Jorge Coelho

John’s first encounter with Tate doesn’t exactly end how he’d planned it.

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Preview: Sleepy Hollow Vol. 1 TP

Sleepy Hollow Vol. 1 TP

Writers: Marguerite Bennett, Noelle Stevenson
Artists: Jorge Coelho, Noelle Stevenson

After dying on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War, Ichabod Crane awakes in present-day Sleepy Hollow, NY. His resurrection is tied to the reappearance of the Headless Horseman, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Realizing it is his mission to help stop the end of the world, Ichabod teams with the SHPD’s Lt. Abbie Mills to meet each evil threat head-on. But they will learn that sometimes, it’s already there, waiting to be unlocked and unleashed on the souls unlucky enough to find it. Items as harmless as a music box or grandfather clock can be used as weapons in the ongoing war to bring about the apocalypse. Abbie and Crane will have to rely on each other if they are both to make it out alive. Collects the complete four-issue miniseries.

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