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Friday Chapter 6 drops on Panel Syndicate

The spooky season isn’t over yet, a new chapter of Friday has been released on Panel Syndicate! It’s the spookiest issue yet by the terrifying team of Ed Brubaker, Marcos Martín, and Muntsa Vicente!

Will Friday make it in time as she races to face her darkest and most dangerous threat yet!

No, not the snowman, although those can be quite scary. Find out what the real threat is and much more as more secrets are revealed at panelsyndicate.com for whatever price you want to pay, including zero!

Celebrate 60 Years of Spider-Man with Beyond Amazing Variant Covers

To honor Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary, some of the industry’s greatest artists have banded together on one incredible variant cover program! Beginning this August, Beyond Amazing variant covers will adorn the covers of Marvel’s hottest ongoing titles with gorgeous artwork celebrating all aspects of Spider-Man’s beloved mythos! From key moments in Spider-Man publishing history to Spider-Man’s forays into other media, these 20 show-stopping covers showcase a wide range of Spidey inspiration and prove why the hero’s impact on pop culture is simply unmatched!

Since Peter Parker’s debut in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, the world’s favorite wall-crawler has inspired millions of Marvel fans through his iconic adventures and stories. Be a part of Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary celebrations all year long with your favorite Marvel comics, games, shows, collectibles, fashion and more! Check out all 20 Beyond Amazing variant covers!

  • MOON KNIGHT #14 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by OZGUR YILDIRIM
  • AVENGERS #59 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by MARK BAGLEY
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH #4 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by LEO CASTELLANI
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #41 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
  • WOLVERINE #24 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by TIM LEVINS
  • X-MEN #14 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by JOHN ROMITA JR.
  • AVENGERS FOREVER #9 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by CHASE CONLEY
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #47 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
  • HULK #10 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by EJ SU
  • NEW FANTASTIC FOUR #4 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by PAOLO RIVERA
  • X-MEN RED #6 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by DAVID NAKAYAMA
  • ANT-MAN #3 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by PEACH MOMOKO
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #43 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by DAVE JOHNSON
  • IMMORTAL X-MEN #6 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by CAFU
  • IRON MAN #23 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by FRANCIS MANAPUL
  • AVENGERS #60 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by NURI DURR
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by MARCOS MARTIN
  • STRANGE #6 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by JORGE FORNÉS
  • THOR #28 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by GREG SMALLWOOD
  • GHOST RIDER #7 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by KAARE ANDREWS

Friday Chapter 5 is available now on Panel Syndicate!

Ed Brubaker, Marcos Martín, and Muntsa Vicente are back with the newest chapter of our post YA series Friday! Raise a glass!

Friday’s investigations finally seem to bear fruit thanks to Lancelot’s enigmatic casebook. But as she dwelves deeper into the mystery behind his death and new dangers emerge from the shadow of the White Lady, will it only lead her to even more tragedy?

Head over to Panel Syndicate and follow Friday’s latest adventures for whatever price you want to pay, including zero!

The Walking Dead Deluxe #27, Friday #1, and GRRL Scouts: Stone Ghost #1 Join the Local Comic Shop Day 2021 Lineup

Image Comics has announced three exciting Local Comic Shop Day editions to join the lineup of releases for next month’s celebration of the Direct Market comic shops: The Walking Dead Deluxe #27, Friday #1, and Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost #1. These three special LCSD editions will not be reprinted—so don’t miss out and be sure to support your local comic shop on Wednesday, November 24 (and every day!)—and visit the Local Comic Shop Day website for more information about the event.

Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Dave McCaig’s The Walking Dead Deluxe #27 Local Comic Shop Day edition (Diamond Code AUG219266) will feature a foil treatment on the cover logo. This is a key issue in the series that readers won’t want to miss out on—Welcome to Woodbury, home to the series’ most heinous villain… The Governor.

Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martín’s Friday #1 Local Comics Shop Day edition (Diamond Code AUG219265) presents the first issue of the genre-defying, post-YA masterpiece by award winning creators. Friday Fitzhugh spent her childhood solving crimes and digging up occult secrets with her best friend Lancelot Jones, the smartest boy in the world. But that was the past. Now she’s in college, starting a new life on her own—or so she thought. When Friday comes home for the holidays, she’s immediately pulled back into Lance’s orbit and finds that something very strange and dangerous is happening in their little New England town… This is literally the Christmas vacation from Hell, and they may not survive to see the New Year.

Jim Mahfood’s Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost #1 Local Comic Shop Day edition (Diamond Code AUG219267) will feature a new cover by Mahfood. This new miniseries sees Mahfood’s return to his creator-owned GRRL SCOUTS universe. Join Dio, Turtleneck Jones, and Gordi as they face off against the sinister and unpredictable evil of The Teeth! Hilarious, over-the-top, psychedelic adventure will ensue, you guys! Packed from cover to cover (no ads!) with completely unique and eye-poppin’ Mahfood art, including bonus comics and behind-the-scenes fun!

All-Star Artists Celebrate 750 Issues of Avengers with Variant Covers

This November, Marvel presents the 750th issue of Avengers! Continuing Jason Aaron’s Marvel Universe-reshaping run, Avengers #750 will be a 96-page supersized issue consisting of multiple game changing stories by an all-star lineup of creators. To celebrate this milestone, some of the industry’s top artists have turned outstanding variant covers!

Carmen Carnero brings to life one of the Avengers’ greatest romances in her beautiful depiction of Scarlet Witch and Vision. Rob Liefeld continues to team up his legendary creation with every corner of the Marvel Universe in his latest Deadpool 30th Anniversary variant cover. Series artist Ed McGuinness showcases the Multiversal Masters of Evil, the startling new group of villains that will be introduced in this giant-size epic. And more from artists Ron Lim, Simone Bianchi, and Marcos Martin!

Check them out now and be there when the startling future of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes kicks off in Avengers #750 on November 17! The issue also features the writing of Christopher Ruocchio, and art by Aaron Kuder, Carlos Pacheco, Javier Garrón, and Steve McNiven.

Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martín’s Friday Coming to Print through Image

Image Comics will publish the Eisner Award nominated Panel Syndicate comic—Friday—by the award-winning creative team, Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martín in print for the first time. Friday, Book One: The First Day of Christmas will collect the first arc of the series and hit shelves this November. 

Friday follows a young adult sidekick trying to find her own place in a world that’s one part Encyclopedia Brown and one part HP Lovecraft. 

Friday Fitzhugh spent her childhood solving crimes and digging up occult secrets with her best friend Lancelot Jones, the smartest boy in the world. But that was the past. Now she’s in college, starting a new life on her own—or so she thought. When Friday comes home for the holidays, she’s immediately pulled back into Lance’s orbit and finds that something very strange and dangerous is happening in their little New England town… Everything quickly snowballs into the Christmas vacation from Hell—and they may not survive to see the New Year.

Friday, Book One: The First Day of Christmas trade paperback (ISBN: 978-1534320581, Diamond Code: AUG210009) will be available on Wednesday, November 3, and in bookstores on Tuesday, November 9.

Friday, Book One: The First Day of Christmas

Friday #3 is available now on Panel Syndicate

The fabulous team of Ed Brubaker, Marcos Martin, and Muntsa Vicente are back with Friday #3, the final chapter of the first arc.

Friday tries to make it across town during one of the worst snow storms in Kings Hill’s history as strange things happen and the mystery deepens… In ways we think it’s safe to call life-changing!

So if you haven’t checked out Friday yet, now is the perfect time to give it a try. All three chapters are available in English and Spanish, and in widescreen and single page formats at Panel Syndicate for whatever price you want to pay, including zero!

Exclusive Preview: Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #2 (of 6)

Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #2 (of 6)

(W) Larry Hama (A) Dave Wachter (CA) Billy Tan (VCA) Emanuela Lupacchino, Marcos Martin
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

THE HEAVENLY CITIES ARE COMING TO EARTH, AND THEY’RE BRINGING HELL WITH THEM!
• Danny voyages into the Heart of Heaven, only to find his destination lies elsewhere…the hellish, hidden Eighth City!
• What is the dark force behind the ancient gate that stands locked in the heart of the Eighth City?
• The only way to stop the ravaging hordes is to bring the Heavenly Cities to Earth, but will even that be enough?

Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #2 (of 6)

Review: The Walking Dead: Alien

The Walking Dead: Alien

Fresh and fast-paced, The Walking Dead: The Alien books captures all the excitement of The Walking Dead. Originally released on Panel Syndicate, then as a “Local Comic Shop Day” special release, it’s now out as a hardcover graphic novel.

If the slowing, shuffling pacing of The Walking Dead’s narrative made you feel a bit like a walker yourself, Alien is a chance to revisit what it felt like to start reading the series. Of course, the greatest horror is that it’s only one issue. But, still, it’s an issue written by Brian K. Vaughan.

Taking place near the beginning of the outbreak, the story follows Jeff as he tries to survive Barcelona. After being rescued by the armored Claudia, the two begin to decide what the next course of action should be.

The absolute best aspect of this book is the way it puts zombies back at the forefront of the threats our characters face. It’s not bogged down with trade agreements, or putting on a fair. It takes the premise readers all know and love and puts it a new scenario with characters we don’t absolutely know are going to survive.

Obviously a great deal of credit has to be given to Robert Kirkman for everything he’s done with these stories for so many years. However, it is such a breath of fresh air to see the story through the eyes of a new creative team. The reader races through the story in anticipation, eager to recapture the sense of not knowing what would happen next. As the story is a one-shot, I won’t tell you, either.

The art by Marcos Martin is fantastic. He’s joined on gray tones by regular Walking Dead contributor Cliff Rathburn. Originally released digitally, the comic uses the turn of pages effectively to create suspense as you make your way through the story. The digital experience of going panel by panel or staring at a screen is different than on a printed page but the translation feels like it enhances things in a way. There’s an excitement and tension that flows from panel to panel not just page to page. There’s also a focus on the fact it’s early in the pandemic so the zombies are decayed as much. It’s a small detail that stands out. Rus Wooton‘s lettering is top-notch as well really delivering the tone of a scene full of excitement, somber, or the need to stay relatively quiet.

The hardcover includes sketches and notes from the creation of the comic adding a nice “director’s commentary” feel to the release and making it special. I have no idea if this was included in the previous physical release but it’s a nice addition that turns it from a floppy I’d like to a hardcover comic I’d like.

If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: The Alien is a must get. If you just like good storytelling, the team nails it delivering an emotional punch and the highs and lows of a roller coaster. Ever since it’s first release, I had hoped we’d see more creative teams given a shot to expand upon the world Kirkman created but, when your initial attempt is so good, I’m not sure they’d be able to live up to the high bar initially set out.

Story: Brian K. Vaughan Art: Marcos Martin
Gray Tones: Cliff Rathburn Letterer: Rus Wooton
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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