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Strange Skies Over East Berlin #4 Gets a Variant Cover by Matías Bergara

BOOM! Studios has revealed a new variant cover art by Eisner Award-nominated artist Matías Bergara for Strange Skies Over East Berlin #4, the newest issue of an all-new original series from Jeff Loveness, artist Lisandro Estherren, colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Steve Wands, a chilling and intense thriller about an American spy who encounters a terrifying inhuman threat at the heart of the Cold War. 

Herring has been running and spying for so long, it’s hard to tell his allies from his enemies. As the alien monster closes in on Herring, the mental attack forces him to come to terms with his past—and the truth about the government he works for.  

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #4 also features main cover art by illustrator Evan Cagle. The comic comes to shelves on January 8, 2020.

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #4  Matías Bergara Variant Cover

Preview: Strange Skies over East Berlin #3

Strange Skies over East Berlin #3

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Jeff Loveness
Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Colorist: Patricio Delpeche
Letterer: Steve Wands
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover:
Evan Cagle
Unlocked Variant Cover: Raúl Allén
Price:
$3.99

Herring’s cover is blown! Captured by the spyhunter Keiner, Herring must go toe-to-toe in a mental battle with his old nemesis, while outside their interrogation room, the alien monster begins a psychic attack of its own.

Strange Skies over East Berlin #3

Your First Look at Strange Skies Over East Berlin #3

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Strange Skies Over East Berlin #3, the newest issue of an all-new original series from Jeff Loveness and artist Lisandro Estherren, a chilling and intense thriller about an American spy who encounters a terrifying inhuman threat at the heart of the Cold War. 

Herring’s cover is blown! Captured by the spyhunter Keiner, Herring must go toe-to-toe in a mental battle with his old nemesis, while outside their interrogation room, the alien monster begins a psychic attack of its own. 

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #3 features main cover art by illustrator Evan Cagle, and a variant cover by artist Raúl Allén. It comes to shelves December 4, 2019.

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #3

Preview: Strange Skies Over East Berlin #2

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #2

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Jeff Loveness
Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Colorist: Patricio Delpeche
Letterer: Steve Wands
Cover Artist: Evan Cagle
Price:
$3.99

The danger increases as Herring comes face to face with his nemesis, Keiner! Herring has infiltrated the bunker beneath East Berlin, where research on the mysterious being that fell from the sky has already begun, only to find an old enemy already inside. As the monster’s true powers begin to emerge, can Herring keep his cover disguised from Keiner long enough to discover what is truly hidden in the bunker?

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #2

A First Look at Strange Skies Over East Berlin #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Strange Skies Over East Berlin #2, the newest issue of an all-new original series from Jeff Loveness and artist Lisandro Estherren, a chilling and intense thriller about an American spy who encounters a terrifying inhuman threat at the heart of the Cold War. 

Herring has infiltrated the underground bunker where the mysterious force is being held, but his cover immediately comes under threat with the appearance of his longtime foe, Stasi spycatcher Inspektor Keiner. When the fatal influence of the alien force proves too powerful to contain, the bunker is locked down and the American spy is suddenly trapped in a base full of Russians and Germans who are quickly losing their minds to the strange light. With the double threat of the suspicious spymaster and the alien’s mind-bending force, will Herring survive this deadly trap?

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #2 features main cover art by illustrator Evan Cagle, as well as a variant cover by artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta. It comes to shelves November 6, 2019.

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #2

Review: Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1

The Cold War feels like a fading memory. Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1 is that jolt to remind you of what was. Writer Jeff Loveness makes it a point to take us back to when the world was literally split by a wall.

The story opens with a reminder that there was a time when Berlin was split. That individuals fought for freedom and climbed the wall risking safety to seek it. It’s a theme that echoes today’s immigration debate. Loveness makes sure to focus on the fear of being caught and the danger of it all. Then the record skips and what was a Cold War escape thriller turns into something else. It’s a mystery of what happened as a light streaked across the sky.

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1 is a mix of Cold War paranoia and sci-fi mystery. By issues end we’re teased with what might be but there’s an emphasis on the fundamentals of that Cold War paranoia.

The art by Lisandro Estherren is fantastic. With color by Patricio Delpeche it is a perfect fit for the mashed together genres. There’s a noir sense for most of the comic then a shift as the sci-fi mystery is unveiled. A streak of light in the sky signifies the change in story and the art style shifts too subtly. The lettering of Steve Wands adds to the atmosphere of the comic with the choice of fonts for different aspects. The caption boxes have a typewriter aspect to them. It’s “of the time.”

If you want a sci-fi mystery set during the Cold War, Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1 delivers and then some. It’s a fantastic start to the series that takes us back to a different time and feels like it will have layers to examine much like the science fiction of the time. It’s a solid start to an intriguing series.

Story: Jeff Loveness Art: Lisandro Estherren
Color: Patricio Delpeche Letterer: Steve Wands
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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

Preview: Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Jeff Loveness
Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Colorist: Patricio Delpeche
Letterer: Steve Wands
Cover Artist: Evan Cagle
Price: $3.99

MANKIND MADE IT TO SPACE. AND NOW SPACE HAS FOLLOWED THEM BACK.

Herring is a disillusioned American spy stationed on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall, struggling with his role in a Cold War that seems to have no end. But when he’s sent on a mission behind enemy lines to infiltrate East German intelligence, he soon learns the Soviets have a secret weapon that could change the tides of the conflict: an alien monster that they don’t understand, and can’t control. 

The Soviets are about to learn that they’re not in charge of the monster – it’s already in their minds and has twisted them to its will. Now Herring must find a way to understand the impossible – before it transforms him into a monster unlike any other.

Writer Jeff Loveness (Judas) and Lisandro Estherren (Redneck) team up for a story in the spirit of Cold War classics, for fans of period piece science fiction as well as alien action such as Barrier. 

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1

BOOM! Releases a First Look at Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1, the premiere issue of an all-new original series from Jeff Loveness and artist Lisandro Estherren, a chilling and intense thriller about an American spy who encounters a terrifying inhuman threat at the heart of the Cold War. 

It’s 1973, and Herring, a disillusioned American spy, has spent the entire Cold War infiltrating the inner circles of East German intelligence for a cause he barely believes in anymore. He’s seen everything and done anything his government asked, but his latest mission pits the brilliant embittered operative against an old Stasi foe and a strange force so powerful it threatens the very existence of humanity. 

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1 features main cover art by illustrator Evan Cagle, as well as a variant cover by artist Tonči Zonjić. The comic comes to shelves October 2, 2019.

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1

Redneck Fans will love this April Fools’ Variant Cover

Bestselling comics superstars Donny Cates and Lisandro Estherren cook up a jaw-droppingly shocking, mouth-wateringly delicious finale to the second story arc of their hit series in—Redneck #12. Image/Skyound Entertainment is pleased to reveal an April Fools cover featuring art by Gabriel Hernandez Walta.

In the smoldering fallout of last issue’s shocking ending, the Bowman clan must escape the tide of blood licking at their heels. But not everyone is fast enough to outrun the crashing waves…

Redneck #12 Cover A (Diamond Code FEB180671) and Redneck #12 Cover B by Walta (Diamond Code FEB188374) hit stores on Wednesday, April 25th. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, April 2nd.

When Redneck Revealed it was in the Same World as Southern Bastards

It looks like we’ve got a crossover between two Image Comic series. The below scene appears in Redneck #9. That series by Donny Cates, Lisandro Estherren, and Dee Cunniffe involves small town Vampires. Apparently they live pretty close to the fictional Craw County that’s the location of Jason Aaron and Jason Latour‘s Southern Bastards. That series is about racism, corruption, and football in a small Southern town.

Is this where Coach Boss has been dumping his bodies? They get killed in Southern Bastards and disposed of in Redneck?

Will we get more of a crossover? How about a mash-up series! Southern Rednecks? Redneck Bastards? No matter how official it is, it’s a great nod and wink for comic fans.

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