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Preview: Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven #4 (of 5)

Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven #4 (of 5)

(W) Kyle Higgins, Matt Groom (A) Davide Tinto (CA) E. J. Su
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 16, 2022
SRP: $3.99

There’s a brand-new team on the scene who are sick of Ultra chaos enthe people of Earth – and with the most advanced weapon on the planet, they’re ready to take both Ultraman and Ultraseven out of the equation permanently. Ultraman and Ultraseven are playing right into the hands of the puppet masters – and is there anything they can do to break free?

Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven #4 (of 5)

Preview: Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven #3 (of 5)

Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven #3 (of 5)

(W) Kyle Higgins, Matt Groom (A) Davide Tinto (CA) E. J. Su
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 26, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Past and present collide, with the future on the line – as ULTRAMAN TAKES ON ULTRASEVEN! It’s a knock-down, drag-out battle for the fate of the world – with a couple of giant Kaiju thrown in for good measure. There’s no room for anyone else in this fight…right?

Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven #3 (of 5)

Preview: Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven #2 (of 5)

Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven #2 (of 5)

(W) Kyle Higgins (A) Davide Tinto (CA) E. J. Su
In Shops: Sep 21, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Shin’s powerless and trapped in the lion’s den. With the walls closing in, all hope rests on unravelling the decades-long mystery that led the USP to this point. How is it related to a galactic conspiracy, how can Dan Moroboshi still be alive?And why is Ultraseven menacing Japan?

Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven #2

Preview: The Silencers: The Definitive Edition

The Silencers: The Definitive Edition

(W) Fred Van Lente (A/CA) Steve Ellis
In Shops: Sep 07, 2022
SRP: $29.99

The critically-acclaimed, hard-boiled super-crime series that launched the careers of writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, Archer & Armstrong) and artist Steve Ellis (Only Living Boy, High Moon) is back! This time with never-before-seen story pages and an all-new introduction by fan-favorite writer Kyle Higgins (Radiant Black, Nightwing)! This is the definitive edition of the hit series!

The Silencers: The Definitive Edition

Preview: Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven #1 (of 5)

Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven #1 (of 5)

(W) Kyle Higgins, Matt Groom (A) David Lopez, Davide Tinto (CA) E. J. Su
RATED T+
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Giant kaiju roam. A sinister conspiracy consolidates power. And there’s nobody left to stop it – because Ultraman is GONE! How did the situation go so wrong…? And how can the United Science Patrol claw their way back from the brink? The answers lie in the appearance of an enigmatic new Ultra, and a secret that has remained hidden for decades. From distant stars to lost dimensions, untangling this twisted web will require Shin Hayata to go farther and fight harder than ever before! So strap in – THE MYSTERY OF ULTRASEVEN unfolds now!
PLUS: ANOTHER STORY FROM THE HISTORY OF ULTRA Q AND TWO MORE INSTRUCTIONAL KAIJU STEPS!

Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven #1 (of 5)

Image’s Massive-Verse is throwing a party ahead of C2E2

Join the Massive-verse team for a comic book event like no other! On Thursday, August 4 at 7 PM at the Embers Tap House in Lockport, Illinois, fans will have an exciting opportunity to meet up with the Massive-verse creators, including: Kyle Higgins, Melissa Flores, Marcelo Costa, Eduardo Ferigato, Ryan Parrott, Igor Monti, Mat Groom, Joe Clark, Alec Siegel, Laurence Holmes, and Michael Busuttil, and the Circle Guy News crew—for a Massive kick off to c2e2!

Fans who attend will enter Existence with unique narrative experiences that shine new light on the Radiants, visit the real world—reel world?—locations portrayed in the pages of Radiant Black (including Embers and the Roxy theatre in downtown Lockport), and partake in unique photo opportunities and surprise giveaway items.

Then, on Friday, August 5 at 1 PM at the McCormick Place Convention Center, c2e2 attendees are invited to head over to room S401 for the Across the Massive-verse panel. The Image Comics Massive-Verse is only getting started—and this panel is the only place to find out what’s next! Join Higgins, Ferigato, Parrott, Flores, Chen, Groom, and Busuttil for an exclusive Q&A guaranteed to spill the secrets of the Massive-Verse!

Higgins and Costa’s breakout hit Radiant Black took superhero storytelling to new heights when it launched—but Radiant Black isn’t the only character inhabiting the Massive-verse. There’s a whole universe for readers to explore! Characters like Rogue Sun, Inferno Girl Red, The Dead Lucky’s Bibiana—and more yet to be revealed—all occupy the Massive-verse. Each of them has a different story to tell, different adversaries to face… and they each occupy a very different corner of this shared universe.

Massive-verse C2E2 Party

Radiant Black gets animated with a new short featuring Will Friedle!

The MASSIVE-VERSE now includes its own original animated short, courtesy of Tiger Animation and Black Market Narrative. Last week, discerning fans were treated to an exclusive animation of their beloved Radiant Black characters created by Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa.

Tucked within the pages of the recent Radiant Black #15 release was a QR code that sent readers to an exciting, animated Radiant Black video featuring the voice of Will Friedle.

Higgins and Costa’s breakout hit Radiant Black took superhero storytelling to new heights when it launched—but Radiant Black isn’t the only character inhabiting the MASSIVE-VERSE. There’s a whole universe for readers to explore! Characters like Rogue Sun, Inferno Girl Red, The Dead Lucky’s Bibiana—and more yet to be revealed—all occupy the MASSIVE-VERSE. Each of them has a different story to tell, different adversaries to face… and they each occupy a very different corner of this shared universe. 

Radiant Black #15 is on sale now at comic book shops and available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of what the MASSIVE-VERSE has in store with Ryan Parrott and Abel’s Rogue Sun, Cherish Chen, David Lafuente, and Miquel Muerto’s Radiant Red, and Melissa Flores & French Carlomagno’s upcoming The Dead Lucky on sale Wednesday, August 3.

Radiant Black #16 features a cover by Vlad Legostaev to support Ukraine Efforts

Ukrainian artist Vlad Legostaev is teaming up with Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa for an exciting Radiant Black variant—the proceeds for which will go toward supporting The Ukraine Humanitarian Fund relief efforts.

In Radiant Black #16—for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Piece by piece, Marshall has managed to dismantle the EpicFront empire.

Radiant Black #16 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 27:

  • Radiant Black #16 Cover D by Legostaev – Request it from your local comic shop on PREVIEWS PullBox (Diamond Code FEB228639)
Radiant Black #16

Ultraman returns in Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven!

Following the two acclaimed limited series The Rise of Ultraman and The Trials of Ultraman comes a brand-new chapter in Ultraman’s Marvel Comics adventures—Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven! This latest installment brought together by the landmark collaboration between Marvel and Tsuburaya Productions will once again feature the amazing storytelling skills of writing duo Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom. Joined by rising star artist Davide Tinto, the pair will continue to dive deep into the secrets behind the pop culture icon’s fascinating mythology in an adventure that will thrill longtime fans of the global phenomenon and welcome Ultraman newcomers! In addition, the double-sized debut issue will include an additional story spotlighting the history of Ultra Q and more instructional Kaiju Steps by Gurihiru!

Giant Kaiju roam. A sinister conspiracy consolidates power. And there’s nobody left to stop it — because Ultraman is GONE! How did the situation go so wrong…? And how can the United Science Patrol claw their way back from the brink? The answers lie in the appearance of an enigmatic new Ultra, and a secret that has remained hidden for decades. From distant stars to lost dimensions, untangling this twisted web will require Shin Hayata to go farther and fight harder than ever before!

Check out the cover of the debut issue by E.J. Su below and pick it up in August! 

Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven

Review: Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1

Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1

It’s been 30 years since Image Comics launched. I remember fondly the buzz and excitement of these amazing creators breaking off on their own and creating whole new worlds no longer shackled by corporate bosses. I also remember reading a lot of those early comics and scratching my head. The art was definitely better than the stories with each series varying wildly in the overall quality. A lot has changed in that time with many ups and downs for the company. Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1 doesn’t celebrate what was, it instead what is. The anthology focuses on the current crop of creators releasing their creations under the publisher. It’s not a reflection of those titans who started it all.

Image has come a long way and this anthology is evidence of that. With a who’s who of creators, Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1 features a little something for almost everyone. There’s a lack of all-ages content, but, with so much adult content, it’d feel a little out of place. And boy is there adult content. Serial killers, murder, violence, the stories within are fare from the general “spandex superheroes” the publisher launched with. Sure, Image pushed the envelope in many ways when it launched, but the first story involves a child killer being killed on the footsteps of a courthouse. If there’s ever a flag planted that says this isn’t the Image of old, that’s a pretty big one.

And there’s a lot of variety here. The stories are pretty entertaining with few that are outright clunkers. But, with every anthology there’s some stories you’ll enjoy and some you probably won’t. It’s the nature of anthologies.

The art is generally top-notch. There’s a wide variety of styles and designs. Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1 features black and white gritty stories to bright colored neon explosions. The stories themselves are a mixture of cartoony manga inspired designs to grittier noir-ish tales that whose looks feel like they’re inspired by Frank Miller. Like the stories themselves, there’s a lot to take in and surely there’ll be some that readers will enjoy and some they don’t.

Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1 is an interesting comic. With it, the publisher seems focused on what is and what’s to come. This isn’t so much a celebration of the past 30 years of Image, it’s looking ahead at the next 30.

Story: Geoff Johns, Declan Shalvey, Wyatt Kennedy, Wes Craig, Skottie Young, Mirka Andolfo, Erica Henderson, Brenden Fletcher, Kyle Higgins, Patrick Kindlon
Art: Andrea Mutti, Declan Shalvey, Luana Vecchio, Wes Craig, Skottie Young, Mirka Andolfo, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Maurizio Rosenzweig
Color: Jason Wordie, Chiara Di Francia, Walter Baiamonte, Katia Ranalli
Letterer: Rob Leigh, Clayton Cowles, Fabio Amelia, Becca Carey
Editor: Brian Cunningham, Heather Antos

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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