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ComiXology Features 7 New Releases from Marvel, Harlequin, and Yen Press

There are seven new digital comics available right now on comiXology. Marvel takes you to 2099 and into the world of Emma Frost. Plus, new releases from Harlequin and Yen Press. Get shopping now or check out the individual releases below.

Emma Frost Vol. 2: Mind Games

Written by Karl Bollers
Art by Carlo Pagulayan
Cover by Greg Horn
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Collects Emma Frost #7-12.

Explore the younger days of the X-Men’s most controversial member, collected in a convenient digest size! Finally free from her overbearing father, Emma Frost is on her own for the very first time. She’s found love-but she’s also found trouble, as her new boyfriend is in deep with the Boston mob! As Emma learns more “creative” ways of using her newfound telepathic abilities, will it be enough to help her escape the grasp of the criminal underworld?

Emma Frost Vol. 2: Mind Games

Emma Frost Vol. 3: Bloom

Written by Karl Bollers
Art by Carlo Pagulayan
Cover by Greg Horn
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Collects Emma Frost #13-18.

Emma’s fought her family, the Boston mob and her own boyfriend – and won! Now, the young mutant sets her sights on the Big Apple and Empire State University, where she becomes extremely friendly with another, more experienced telepath. But is this relationship entirely healthy? It might not be for Ian Kendall, the teacher Emma’s infatuated with…whose life is suddenly turned upside down! With the love of her life on trial for his job, what is Emma willing to do to save him? Don’t miss the ultimate telepathic catfight!

Emma Frost Vol. 3: Bloom

Marvel Knights 2099

Written by Robert Kirkman
Art by Kyle Hotz, Pop Mhan, Karl Moline, Khary Randolph, Cliff Rathburn
Cover by Pat Lee
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Collects Marvel Knights 2099: Daredevil #1, Black Panther #1, Inhumans #1, Punisher #1, Mutant #1.

Marvel Knights – founded in 1999 – has been a symbol of cutting-edge quality not just for Marvel, but also for the entire industry. Now, on the fifth anniversary of this imprint, Marvel is shooting 100 years from the start date for a special event – MARVEL KNIGHTS 2099. The five stories contained in this volume are set in a familiar time for longtime Marvel fans, but will turn the future upside down, just as Knights did for classic characters during the past five years.

Marvel Knights 2099

Powerless

Written by Matt Cherniss, Peter Johnson
Art by Michael Gaydos
Cover by Alex Maleev
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Collects Powerless #1-6.

What makes a hero? Is it his actions, or is it the results of those actions? POWERLESS explores what it means to be a hero in very human terms. By re-imagining Marvel’s most popular characters without superhuman powers, this story strips down to the core heroes we have all come to know and love. These characters – including Peter Parker, Matt Murdock and Logan – were fated to be heroes. Just because Peter Parker wasn’t bitten by a radioactive spider doesn’t mean he didn’t do battle with a madman named Norman Osborn. Matt Murdock? Blinded, yes – but with no heightened senses. However, he did become a legal champion of the poor in Hell’s Kitchen, and he did cross paths with Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin. And Logan is, of course, the enigmatic – and amnesiac – drifter on the run from his past.

Powerless

So I’m a Spider, So What? #52.1

Written by Okina Baba
Art by Asahiro Kakashi
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And out of the portal steps… that one Administrator who’s not D. The G one. And, I mean, thanks for the apology for almost getting me killed, but like — really?! Sheesh, what else do you want from me, people…? Read the next chapter of So I’m a Spider, So What? the same day as Japan!

So I'm a Spider, So What? #52.1

Avoir Et Garder

Written by Sally Wentworth
Art by Karan Dan
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Depuis qu’Alix est petite, elle a le béguin pour Rhys, un garçon de dix ans son aîné. Aujourd’hui, à vingt ans, ses pensées sont toujours aussi folles et elle rêve de l’épouser… Alors quand, après des années à repousser ses avances, Rhys la demande en mariage, Alix accepte, ravie que son rêve d’enfant se réalise enfin. Mais Rhys continue à faire passer le travail avant tout, il ne fixe même pas la date du mariage. Alix commence à se demander si Rhys l’aime vraiment… et c’est alors qu’elle entend une rumeur qu’elle a du mal à croire : le conglomérat de construction où Rhys travaille ne considérera les employés pour les postes de direction que s’ils sont mariés… et c’est la seule raison pour laquelle il la demande en mariage !

Avoir Et Garder

Un Baiser Sous Le Gui

Written by Terri Brisbin
Art by Junko Murata
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Suite à un tragique accident de calèche, Iain s’est retiré de la société quatre années durant. Pendant ce temps-là, son amie d’enfance Julia est devenue une jeune et belle aristocrate. Le simple fait de la revoir fait battre le cœur de Iain, lui qui avait perdu à la fois le sourire et la joie de vivre après avoir été aux portes de la mort. Mais alors qu’ils s’échangent un baiser sous un bouquet de gui, Julia ressent toute la passion que Iain avait enfoui en lui… Ce baiser embrase son cœur ! Elle fera tout pour ne pas le perdre à nouveau.

Un Baiser Sous Le Gui

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Scout Comics Reveals More Info About Black Caravan, the New Horror Imprint

In February 2020, Scout Comics announced six new imprints. Black Caravan was one of them whose focus is to “explore the darker side of creator-owned comics, high-end art books, and collectibles. The horror imprint’s co-Publishers are Joseph Schmalke and Rich Woodall.

Now, we’ve got the first six new titles which will debut later this year.

THE PERHAPANAUTS

BIGFOOT! El CHUPACABRA! The MOTHMAN! GHOSTS! The world may be growing smaller every day, but there are dark and terrible things still out there in the woods, shadowy corners full of mystery and dread. Who else are you going to send out to investigate?  —- The Perhapanauts! by creators Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau.

THE PERHAPANAUTS

PHANTOM STARKILLER

Whispers of his return paralyze all in fear – Phantom Starkiller, the Cosmic Ghoul Warrior will unleash his inner darkness to carry out his master’s wishes, all while plotting his revenge; for he cannot stop his interstellar rampage until The Curse of the Cryptocrystalline Stone has been broken! An exciting new psychedelic space odyssey based on the wildly popular toy line by Killer Bootlegs, and Super7! Written by Killer Bootlegs featuring artwork from Joseph Schmalke.

PHANTOM STARKILLER

THE ELECTRIC BLACK: THE BLACK CARAVAN

Before the Electric Black there was a traveling carnival of wonders, the Black Caravan. People flocked to its showed exhibitions to behold the weird inhabitants, as well as the forbidden, dark goods. All is not what it seems and what we think of as good and evil are brought into question. Written and illustrated by Joseph Schmalke and Rich Woodall.

THE ELECTRIC BLACK: THE BLACK CARAVAN

PROVENANCE OF MADNESS

A collection of three stories set in the world that Lovecraft created, whilst referencing the writer’s most popular works. The collection also features a whole host of bonus artwork from a wide array of artists all keen to share their love for the things that should not be. Created and written by Kiyarn Taghan, artwork by Christian DiBari, and Colors by Simon Gough.

PROVENANCE OF MADNESS

BROKEN SOULS BALLAD

A group of teenagers, all adopted, begin to discover they have dark and terrible powers, connected to the psychological distress and torture they endured in their early childhood. Written by Massimo Rosi, artwork by Lodovica Caregatti.

BROKEN SOULS BALLAD

THE ELECTRIC BLACK PRESENTS

From the Chilling Pages of The Electric Black comes a new horror anthology series, centered on four of its most insidious characters. Brace your souls for these tales of cosmic horror, revenge, murder, and mayhem. Written by Joseph Schmalke and Rich Woodall. Featuring the artistic talents of Paul Pelletier, Walter Ostlie, Christian DiBari, and Karl Moline.

THE ELECTRIC BLACK PRESENTS

Russ Braun, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Moline, Bart Sears, Brian Stelfreeze, and Peter J. Tomasi Head to Baltimore Comic-Con

You don’t want to miss a celebration of comics at the 20th annual Baltimore Comic-Con October 18-20, 2019 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. Baltimore Comic-Con has announced the additions of Russ Braun, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Moline, Bart Sears, Brian Stelfreeze, and Peter J. Tomasi to the 2019 event. Buy tickets to the event now at the Baltimore Comic-Con website.

Russ Braun

Russ Braun has been drawing comics for 30 years, with a 7-year break for a stint with Walt Disney Feature Animation. He’s worked for most of the major comics publishers on everything from BatmanSwamp Thing, and Fables for DC/Vertigo to Son of Satan and Where Monsters Dwell for Marvel. He is perhaps best known for his frequent collaborations with Garth Ennis, on their creator-owned Jimmy’s BastardsThe Night WitchesSixpack, and Dogwelder, and particularly on The Boys, now a hit TV series on Amazon. You can find him on Facebook and Instagram at russ.braun.589 or at his website russ-braun.com.

Brenden Fletcher

Brenden Fletcher is a New York Times bestselling writer of comic books and animation. His current projects include the Eisner Award-nominated series Isola and Motor Crush for Image Comics, as well as the upcoming Robotech comic series relaunch for Titan. Previous work includes DC Comics’ Batgirl of Burnside, the YA mystery/adventure series Gotham Academy, and Entertainment Weekly’s “Best New Series” of 2015, Black Canary. Brenden contributed the acclaimed Flash story to the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Wednesday Comics, co-created the Power Rangers: Pink mini-series for BOOM! Studios, and contributed to Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network and the Attack on Titan Anthology for Kodansha. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and two cats.

Karl Moline

Karl Moline has been a professional comic book artist working for all of the major comics publishers over the last twenty years. He is best known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and co-creating Fray with Joss Whedon, but has also worked on titles such as Superboy-Convergence, Avengers ArenaAvengers AcademyRogueRoute 666Daredevil 2099, LonersSeekers of the WeirdHulk SmashAvengersB.P.R.D., and Spider-Man Unlimited, among others. He lives near Tampa, Florida and likes cats and magic.

Bart Sears

Bart Sears has accomplished much in his years working in the creative arts. His works have been published in every major comics publishers, many smaller press publishers, and he even had a running feature in Wizard Magazine on drawing instruction called “Brutes and Babes”. He designed action figures and packaging at Hasbro and ToyBiz, and has served in leadership roles in comics companies like CrossGen and his own Ominous Press. His recent work can be seen on covers for titles such as Valiant’s Rai, Dynamite Entertainment’s John Carter: Warlord of Mars and Turok, and DC Comics’ Deathstroke.

Brian Stelfreeze

Brian Stelfreeze, one of the original Gaijin Studios members, is a multi-talented artist, with experience and credits penciling, inking, coloring, painting, and even writing. His comic book covers have gained him much attention and lauding, and his run painting covers on DC Comics’ Shadow of the Bat for over 50 issues is noteworthy by itself. Brian’s creative output can be found on BOOM! Studios’ Day Men, Marvel Comics’ Black Panther, and be sure to pick up BOOM! Studios’ The Signature Art of Brian Stelfreeze to get a definitive look at the works of his publishing career.

Peter Tomasi

Peter Tomasi is a writer and editor best known for his work at DC Comics. He began his career in 1993, editing such titles as Green Lantern, the Batman titles, AquamanHawkman, and JSA before being promoted to Senior Editor in 2003. In 2007, Tomasi decided to move from editing to writing full-time and, in 2010, took over writing Batman and Robin with issue #20. Since the launch of the New 52, Tomasi has helmed the new volumes of both Batman and Robin and Green Lantern Corps. His The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York from Abrams is a 2019 Ringo Awards Nominee for Best Non-fiction Comic Work.


In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Joel Adams (Savage Eve), Neal Adams (Detective Comics), Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters), Scott Ethan Ambruson (Destiny, Queen of Thieves), Art Way Alliance, Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned), Darryl Banks (Green Lantern), Jeremy Bastian (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Under The Spell), Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Josh Blaylock (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Ziggy Blumenthal (Operation Pajama Pants), Russ Braun (The Boys), Brett Breeding (Superman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Harold Buchholz (MST3K), Mark Buckingham (Justice League Dark), Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, courtesy of AfterShock Comics), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Buzz (Superman: Coming of the Supermen), Jim Calafiore (The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), Chris Campana (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Joe Carabeo (The Legettes), Richard Case (Doom Patrol), Christa Cassano (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Castillo Studios, Ally Cat (Death of Love), Jacob Chabot (Ziggy Pig – Silly Seal Comics), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Amy Chu (KISS: The End), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Steve Conte (Action Figure Kingdom), Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Jamie Cosley (Star Wars Insider), Clayton Crain (Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales, courtesy of Frankie’s Comics), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), The Deans Family (La Moo Du Chocolat: A Shakes Adventure), Vito Delsante (Midnight Tiger: Stronger), Christian DiBari (Magdalena), Steve Ellis (The Only Living Girl), Tod Emko and Piggy (A Piggy’s Tale), Steve Englehart (Doctor Strange, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), G.D. Falksen (Mine!), Rob Feldman (Cyko KO), Brenden Fletcher (Isola), Chris Flick (Capes & Babes), LJ and Kayla Fowlkes (The Adventures of CHIBIWONGTONG), Shea Fontana (DC SuperHero Girls), Francesco Francavilla (Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica), Franco (Superman of Smallville), Simon Fraser (Tales of the Night Watchman, courtesy of So What? Press), Julie Fujii Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden), John Gallagher (Max Meow), David Gallaher (The Only Living Girl), SL Gallant (Magic: The Gathering: Chandra – Tales of Alara), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Gerhard (Cerberus the Aardvark), Ransom Getty (Suicide Squad Special Edition), Chris Giarrusso (Hashtag: Danger), Mike Gold (The Whisper Campaign), Jimmy Gownley (Disney Zootopia: School Days), Garth Graham (Star Power), John Patrick Green (Kim Possible Adventures), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Juanjo Guarnido (Blacksad),  Laura Lee Gulledge (Will & Whit), Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), Cully Hamner (Batman Beyond), N. Steven Harris (Michael Cray), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Glenn Hauman (Mine!), Mark Hempel (Sandman), Greg Hildebrandt (Old Man Logan), Clinton Hobart (Disney fine artist), Javon and Tarik Holmes (The Adventuers of Waffle Boy), Greg Horn (Strikeforce), Adam Hughes (Superman), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Chris Ivy (Venom: Tooth and Claw, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Sean Izaakse (Champions), Klaus Janson (New Challengers), Justin Jordan (Reaver), Kata Kane (G.F.F.s Ghost Friends Forever), Chris Kemple (The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar), Sharlene Kindt (Dept. H), Tom King (Batman), Todd Klein (Black Hammer: Age of Doom), Evelyn Kriete (Hullabaloo), Greg Land (Hulkverines, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Jeehyung Lee (The Batman’s Grave, courtesy of Frankie’s Comics), Jim Lee (Batman: Hush, Saturday only), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Nate Lovett (Marvel Comics Presents), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider), Mike Manley (Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic), Chris Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair), Mark Mariano (Puddleton Farm: Ewing! What Are You Doing?), Ron Marz (Turok), Xavier McLaren (The Bubbler), John McCrea (Hitman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Bill McKay (Vampblade), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Twisted Romance), Pop Mhan (Raven, Daughter of Darkness), David Michelinie (Amazing Spider-Man, Saturday and Sunday only, courtesy of The Living Corpse), Matt Miner (All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World), Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico), Karl Moline (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Mark Morales (Justice League), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Kevin Nowlan (Black Widow, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Jerry Ordway (Archie Meets Batman ’66), Rachel Ordway (FTL, Y’all!), Greg Pak (Star Wars), Tom Palmer (Doctor Strange), Dan Parent (Archie: The Married Life – 10th Anniversary), Paul Pelletier (Aquaman/Jabberjaw Special), Andrew Pepoy (Archie: The Married Life – 10th Anniversary), Mike Perkins (Swamp Thing), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Kasey Pierce (Seeress, Book One: The Reckless), Mark Poulton (Koni Waves), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Dave Proch (Mango Lizard), Livio Ramondelli (Transformers), Ron Randall (Trekker), Tom Raney (Dog Days of Summer), Mark Redfield (Vampire Hunters Incorporated), Afua Richardson (Run), Rafer Roberts (Grumble), Don Rosa (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck), Peter Rostovsky (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Jennifer Rouse (The Death of Poe), Craig Rousseau (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X), Mike Royer (New Gods), Arsia Rozegar (Man Plus), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Stuart Sayger (KISS: The End), Bob Schreck (Batman: Hush), Greg Schigiel (Pix: One Weirdest Weekend), Erica Schultz (Xena: Warrior Princess), Bart Sears (Turok), Jeff Shultz (Archie Jumbo Comics Digest), Louise Simonson (Death of Superman), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Matt Slay (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Andy Smith (Demi-God), Brian “Smitty” Smith (The Stuff of Legend), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Allison Sohn (The Art of Red Sonja, Volume 2), Charles Soule (Curse Words), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Rise of the Black Panther), Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Paul D. Storrie (The Viking Queen), Karl Story (Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – Han Solo), William Stout (Fantastic Worlds – The Art of William Stout), Nathan Szerdy (Vampirella), Ty Templeton (Marvel Super-Hero Adventures, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Michael Terracciano (Star Power), Peter J. Tomasi (The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York), David and Sarah Trustman (The Memory Arts), Timothy Truman (Grimjack), Billy Tucci (Shi), Ted Tucker (Caricatures), Mike Vasquez (Rick & Morty, courtesy of Frankie’s Comics), Brian K. Vaughan (Paper Girls), Gus Vazquez (Big Hero 6), Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Doug Wagner (The Hard Place), Mark Waid (Avengers: No Road Home), Adam Wallenta (Punk Taco), Adam Warren (Empowered And Sistah Spooky’s High School Hell), Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics), Lee Weeks (Batman), Mark Wheatley (Songs of Giants: The Poetry of Pulp), Emily Whitten (The Underfoot), Bob Wiacek (Iron Man), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis Gateways), Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs), Javier Cruz Winnik (Puerto Rico Strong), Marv Wolfman (Raven: Daughter of Darkness, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), John Workman (Riverdale), Kelly Yates (Torchwood), Thom Zahler (Star Trek: Waypoint Special 2019), and Mike Zeck (The Punisher).

Review: Avengers Arena: The Complete Collection

Out now is Avengers Arena: The Complete Collection which brings all 18 issues together for one handy read. The series features the Runaways, Avengers Academy, X-23, the Braddock Academy, and more on an island where they must battle it out to the death. Yes, it’s teenage superheroes meets Battle Royale!

Avengers Arena is by Dennis Hopeless, Christos Gage, Kev Walker, Alessandro Vitti, Jason Gorder, Riccardo Burchielli, Karl Moline, Mark Pennington, Rick Magyar, Frank Martin, Rain Beredo, Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Joe Caramagna, Dave Johnson, Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Greg Horn, Mike Del Mundo, Kaiman Adrasofszky, Mike Deodato, Jr., Francesco Francavilla, Jon Moisan, and Bill Rosemann.

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

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

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Preview: The Librarians #4

The Librarians #4

writer: Will Pfeifer
artist: Rodney Buchemi
covers: Karl Moline (A), Ezekiel Jones Photo Variant (B)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

FINAL ISSUE! As the full-scale invasion from the magic-powered timeline threatens the entire world, The Librarians scour the Earth in search of the ancient artifact that can prevent civilization from being wiped out. But with unstoppable armies wreaking havoc across the globe, is it already too late?

Preview: The Librarians #3

The Librarians #3

writer: Will Pfeifer
artist: Rodney Buchemi
covers: Karl Moline (A), Jake Stone Photo Variant (B)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

Hot on the trail of the sudden abduction of cult film director Sol Schick by his suddenly powerful assistant Orson Orville, the Librarians uncover the shocking secret behind the mystery they’ve been trying to uncover: In an alternate timeline where magic is used as a global weapon, a group of all-powerful wizards have set their eyes on our Earth — and the invasion is about to begin.

Preview: The Librarians #2

The Librarians #2

writer: Will Pfeifer
artist: Rodney Buchemi
covers: Karl Moline (A)
Cassandra Cillian Photo Variant (B)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

As the Librarians burst into the penthouse apartment of murdered movie maker Solomon Schick, they discover the startling secret behind his violent “death.” What’s more, they discover the truth behind “Quarry: Bigfoot,” “Heavenly Visitors from the Hell Above” and other Schick Classics might be more complex that they ever suspected.

Preview: The Librarians #1

The Librarians #1

writer: Will Pfeifer
artist: Rodney Buchemi
covers: Karl Moline (A), Eve Baird Photo Variant (B), Group Photo Variant (RI)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen +

Way back in the swinging ‘70s, movie producer Sol Schick was the guy behind such cheesy classics as “Quarry: Bigfoot!,” Noah’s Ark: Found at Last!” and “Heavenly Visitors from the Hell Above.” But when he’s murdered – at a film festival! – with a piece of Noah’s Ark! – THE LIBRARIANS are drawn into the mystery. Can their combination of special skills, obsessive curiosity and knowledge of forgotten lore figure out who – or what – spelled doom for Schick? And as they delve deeper into his past, is it possible that things are not as they seem and that all his crazy, wild movie…were telling the truth?

Review: Unity #25

UNITY_025_COVER-A_KANOIn the wake of Book Of Death…Unity is no more. But before Valiant’s elite superteam says goodbye, an all-star lineup of writers, artists, and humorists reveal the unusual, offbeat, never-before-seen, lesser-known adventures of Unity! The tales too incredible to believe! The missions too oddball for public consumption!

Think Bloodshot only joined the team long enough to fight the Armor Hunters? Discover his newly declassified Unity missions! You saw Faith help Unity fight their opposite counterparts, the United…find out how else she helped out the team! Remember that time Quantum and Woody’s goat joined Unity? No? Well, it happened! We promise.

The final issue to Unity is billed as a comedy spectacular. And, for the most part it is.

There are some really quite funny stories here, but there’s just as many that fall a bit flat. Let’s not beat around the bush, here, because as the final issue in the current Unity run, this comic is not meant for new readers. If that’s you, and you want to read more about Valiant‘s premier super team, then you’ll want look into the trade paper back collections, and stay away from this issue until you’re a bit more familiar with the characters involved.

As a love letter to the fans, and a celebration of the past 24 issues, the series finale is a unique idea. It’s a largely light hearted look back at the characters we’ve followed across the past couple of years, putting them in situations that are effectively just there to elicit a laugh.

It almost works.

As it is, Unity #25 is an interesting comic. Although it wasn’t quite my cup of tea,  some of the stories within are worth reading, and the eclectic mix of art work truly gives an anthology feel to the comic. This is a comic that is worth checking out for existing fans of Valiant and Unity, but if you’re neither then this is probably not worth your time, but then what did you expect from a series finale?

Writers: Matt Kindt, James Asmus,Donny Cates & Eliot Rahal, Justin Jordan, Elliot Kalan, Daniel Kibblesmith, Micheal Kupperman, and Tom Scharpling
Art: Matt Kindt, Diego Bernard, Kano, Micheal Kupperman, Karl Moline, Pere Perez, Rafer Roberts, Dan Schkade, and Bart Sears
Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read

Valiant provided Graphic Policy a FREE copy for review.

Preview: Unity #25

UNITY #25 (48-PAGE HUMOR SPECTACULAR!)

Written by MATT KINDT, JAMES ASMUS, DONNY CATES & ELIOT RAHAL, JUSTIN JORDAN, ELLIOTT KALAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, and TOM SCHARPLING
Art by MATT KINDT, KANO, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, KARL MOLINE, PERE PEREZ, RAFER ROBERTS, DAN SCHKADE, and BART SEARS
Cover A by KANO (OCT151745)
Cover B by MATT KINDT (OCT151746)
Cover C by FRED HEMBECK (OCT151747)
Cover D by MICHAEL KUPPERMAN (OCT151748)
$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 9th

A SUPER-SIZED FINAL ISSUE FREE-FOR-ALL! THE VALIANT UNIVERSE COLLIDES WITH A MASSIVE CAST OF COMEDY ALL-STARS FOR UNITY’S 48-PAGE FAREWELL!

In the wake of BOOK OF DEATH…Unity is no more. But before Valiant’s elite superteam says goodbye, an all-star lineup of writers, artists, and humorists reveal the unusual, offbeat, never-before-seen, lesser-known adventures of Unity! The tales too incredible to believe! The missions too oddball for public consumption!

Think Bloodshot only joined the team long enough to fight the Armor Hunters? Discover his newly declassified Unity missions! You saw Faith help Unity fight their opposite counterparts, the United…find out how else she helped out the team! Remember that time Quantum and Woody’s goat joined Unity? No? Well, it happened! We promise.

Matt Kindt presents the grand finale to his acclaimed two-year run on Valiant’s premier superteam…but not before James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY), Elliott Kalan (The Daily Show),  Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle), Donny Cates & Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and more put Unity through the wringer! Plus: the comics debut of writer/director, creator and host of the cult-favorite podcast The Best Show, professional chump-steamroller, Tom Scharpling!

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