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SDCC 2018: Firefly Comes to BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios is kicking off The Road to San Diego, a ten-day spotlight on the most exciting comic book and graphic novel news in advance of San Diego Comic Con, with the announcement it has acquired the comic book and graphic novel publishing license to Joss Whedon’s Firefly, the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon. BOOM! Studios will release new monthly comic book series, limited series, original graphic novels and more that officially expand the rich mythology created in television, film and beyond in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.

Created by visionary writer and director Joss Whedon and set 500 years in the future in the wake of a universal civil war, Firefly centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn’t have a planet to call home. Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job — legal or not — to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Thrust together by necessity but staying together out of loyalty, these disparate men and women are seeking adventure and the good life, but face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as avoiding capture by the Alliance, and evading the dangers you find on the fringes of the universe.

Beginning in November with the release of  Firefly #1, from New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak, artist Dan McDaid, and story consultant Joss Whedon himself, BOOM! Studios will take you back to the battleground where it all began…and reveal a secret history that might end it all. Fans have demanded it for years and now the definitive story of the Unification War—the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike—is told at last!

Mal thought he could outrun his past, but when a simple heist goes wrong, he’s forced to confront it in the form of the Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals…and they’ve got Mal and Zoe at the top of their list! War can make villains of even the best men, and Mal’s quest for redemption will put him at odds with his own crew, forcing him to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future.

Firefly #1 is available November 14, 2018 with a main cover by superstar Lee Garbett, along with variant covers by Jock , J.G. Jones, Bill Sienkiewicz, Joe Quinones and more.

Arriving in stores the same day, Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One collects previously released Serenity comics for the first time under one cover in a new value-priced format as Mal and the crew ride again in these official sequels to the critically acclaimed Firefly television series and Serenity film.

Skyward’s First Arc is Collected this September

The first story arc of the critically acclaimed, gravity-defying Skyward—by writer Joe Henderson and artist Lee Garbett—will be collected into trade paperback and available this September. Skyward, Vol. 1: My Low-G Life will include issues #1-5 of the series.

One day, gravity on Earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Set 20 years later, Skyward introduces a humanity that has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, who was born just after G-day, it’s pretty awesome. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don’t jump too high. And maybe don’t get mixed up in your dad’s secret plan to bring gravity back, which could get you killed…

Skyward, Vol. 1 trade paperback (ISBN: 978-1534308336, Diamond Code JAN188542) will hit stores on Wednesday, September 19th and bookstores on Tuesday, September 25th.

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: Coda #2

Coda #2

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Matías Bergara
Intermix Cover: Lee Garbett
Incentive Cover: Chris Wildgoose
Colorist: Michael Doig
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $3.99

Someone from Hum’s past may be his only hope when Hum is bound, blindfolded, and sent into exile on the back of The Nag.

Review: Skyward #2

Willa’s Dad claims he knows how to fix the world. Willa thinks he’s a crazy old man. The truth lies down on the Streets, where the rich live, staying as far away from the deadly sky as possible. There they use the latest technology to pretend G-day never happened. And Willa quickly discovers they aren’t friendly to outsiders…

Original and entertaining. Those are two things I look for in a comic and Skyward has that and then some. In short, gravity has gone sideways and society is forever changed. Writer Joe Henderson and artist Lee Garbett (with colorist Antonio Fabela) give you a gut punch reminder of the impact of that within the first few pages. There’s a spread that’s jaw dropping and so well done.

While the series could easily be The Walking Dead without gravity, focused on surviving, the team instead has decided to drill in on the details of it all. We see how society has adapted but more importantly the divide between the haves and the have nots. As sci-fi does best, the series delivers a layered story that is as much about greedy capitalism and class as it is anything else. It’s also a story about a daughter and father and attempting to fix society. It works on a lot of levels.

Some of that is delivered through the visuals which are unique and just amazing. There’s so much detail and you can tell thought has gone in to every little bit. The first spread that I hinted at above is a perfect example telling a story unto itself. Then there’s how society has changed and adapted, all of which are told visually.

The series is creative and there’s an energy about it that makes it beyond entertaining. The issues so far are so full of detail that you’ll linger on pages to see how society has changed and what has been impacted. The layers of storytelling here are a lot and so good. Image has been putting out solid comics and this is one that stands out from the pack.

Story: Joe Henderson Art: Lee Garbett Color: Antonio Fabela
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Your First Look at Coda #2 from Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara

BOOM! Studios has released a first look at Coda #2, the next chapter of the critically-acclaimed broken fantasy epic from Eisner-nominated writer Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara. This all-new series, which sold out at a distributor level before the release of the first issue, reveals the aftermath of an apocalypse which wiped out nearly all magic from a once-wondrous fantasy world, in which an antisocial former bard named Hum seeks a way to save the soul of his wife with nothing but a foul-tempered mutant unicorn and his wits to protect him…but is unwillingly drawn into a brutal power struggle which will decide forever who rules the weird wasteland.

InCoda #2, featuring a main cover by Bergara, along with variant covers by Lee Garbett and Chris Wildgoose, a dangerous person from Hum’s past has returned. Now he’s bound, blindfolded and sent into exile on the back of Nag, his loyal Pentacorn. Things don’t seem like they can get worse for Hum…until they get much worse.

Coda #2 will available for sale on June 13, 2018.

Preview: Harbinger Wars Compendium TPB

HARBINGER WARS COMPENDIUM TPB

Written by JOSHUA DYSART and DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by KHARI EVANS, MANUEL GARCIA, CLAYTON HENRY, and PERE PÉREZ with PHIL BRIONES, MATTHEW CLARK, CLAYTON CRAIN, LEE GARBETT, TREVOR HAIRSINE, BARRY KITSON, LEWIS LAROSA, ARTURO LOZZI, JIM MUNIZ, and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR182017)

Presenting the best-selling crossover event that redefined the Valiant Universe for a new generation, now in the most complete collection yet. From the first salvo all the way to the very last shot, follow the complete saga from its beginning in the first issues of HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT and see what set them on the road to a collision in the pages of HARBINGER WARS!

When an untrained and undisciplined team of super-powered test subjects escape from Project Rising Spirit and onto the Vegas Strip, Bloodshot and the Harbinger Renegades will find themselves locked in battle against a deadly succession of opponents – and each other. As the combined forces of the H.A.R.D. Corps, Generation Zero, and omega-level telekinetic Toyo Harada all descend on Las Vegas to vie for the control of Rising Spirit’s deadliest assets, the world is about to discover the shocking price of an all-out superhuman conflict…and no one will escape unscathed. Who will survive the Harbinger Wars?

From acclaimed writers Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and Duane Swierczynski (BLOODSHOT) and an all-star cast of artists including Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Khari Evans (IMPERIUM), Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four), and more!

Collecting HARBINGER (2012) #1-14, BLOODSHOT (2012) #1-13, and HARBINGER WARS #1-4.

$59.99 | 768 pgs. | T+
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-261-4

Valiant Presents X-O Manowar Compendium One, 800+ Pages this August

Valiant has announced X-O Manowar Compendium One – a MASSIVE, 800+ PAGE COLLECTION of the chart-topping, award-winning series that relaunched the Valiant Universe, released for the very first time in a value-priced softcover format!

On August 22nd, go back to where the war began with this first, gigantic volume in a value-priced paperback series that collects the complete adventures of Valiant’s armored Visigoth, starting with the first two years of Aric of Dacia’s journey from barbarian prince to superpowered protector in X-O Manowar (2012) #1–29, Unity (2013) #1–4, and Armor Hunters #1–4!

Beginning with award-winning and critically beloved runs by New York Times best-selling writers Robert Venditti and Matt Kindt, and featuring incredible art by Eisner Award winner Cary NordDoug BraithwaiteLee Garbett, Diego BernardTrevor Hairsine, and more, a celebrated, star-studded cast of Valiant’s biggest talents comes together right here for one of the best-selling and longest-running superhero series of the modern era!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race known as The Vine. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day. The Vine destroyed Aric’s world. Now he will give them war.

 

X-O Manowar Compendium One is a breathtaking entry point into one of the most celebrated superhero universes in comics!

Skyward Takes Off and Gets a Second Printing with a Cover by Jock

Writer Joe Henderson and artist Lee Garbett defy gravity with their hot new series launch Skyward. The first issue of the popular new series is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with customer demand and the 2nd printing cover will feature breathtaking artwork by Jock.

In Skyward, gravity on Earth suddenly becomes a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. For one Willa Fowler—a woman born just after the fateful “G-day”—life after gravity it pretty awesome. Until she accidentally stumbles into a dangerous plan to bring gravity back. A plan that could get her killed

Skyward is an adventure-filled exploration of our world turned upside down and a young woman’s journey to find her place in it.

SKYWARD #1, 2nd printing by Jock (Diamond Code MAR188286) and Skyward #2 (Diamond Code MAR180755) will be available on Wednesday, May 23rd. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, April 30th.

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