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Netflix Wants You to Binge Mark Millar’s Chrononauts: Futureshock

Chrononauts: Futureshock

Netflix is going to attempt to bring its binge model to comics with Mark Millar‘s Chrononauts: Futureshock. All four issues of the miniseries will be released on the same day in October.

The series is a follow up to the 2015 series by Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy. It has characters Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly attempting to time travel to the future but something is preventing them from doing so. It opens up the question as to if this is a problem that there isn’t a future to go to?

Being released through Image Comics, the art is by Eric Canete and features main covers by Pasqual Ferry and first issue variants by Travis Charest, Kev Nowlan, Rey Macutay, and Canete.

This isn’t the first time this has been done. Robert Kirkman’s Tech Jacket Digital tried it in 2014. Publisher TKO Studio allows you to choose to purchase an entire series at once as single issues or as a collected edition on release.

The model is an interesting one as stores have a bit more risk put on them. Usually, stores order future issues based on past issues performances. With a same-day release for all issues that data is removed from the equation. For instance, the first issue of Chrononauts sold 57,465 copies according to estimates while the second sold 33,551. The third issue saw sales of 26,605 and fourth issue was 25,261. Huck #1, also by Millar, sold 37,775 copies in 2015. His more recent series The Magic Order, Millar’s first major release through Netflix, saw estimated sales of the first issue at 158,425 copies, #2 at 33,784, #3 at 29,870, #4 at 27,959, and #5 at 27,372. It’s unknown if this series will have incentives for stores like his previous.

Chrononauts: Futureshock is out October 30.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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The Magic Order #1

The weekend is almost here and we’re busy getting the second episode of Graphic Policy Weekly (or new weekly news show) ready! While we prepare for that, here’s some comic news from around the web in our morning roundup.

WLS-TV ABC Chicago – More than $10M in comics hit Chicago auction block – That’s some vintage comics.

IGN – Netflix’s The Magic Order: James Wan to Be Producer of Mark Millar Series – This could be pretty cool.

CBR – CW Announces Deathstroke Animated Series – Yes please!

Newsarama – The Tick Canceled – It wasn’t good people!

Mark Millar, Image, and Netflix announce Space Bandits featuring Limited Edition Covers

Netflix and Mark Millar have announced their latest project created in-house, Space Bandits—a female led sci-fi story, described by Millar as a female Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid set in space with a massive and exciting cast of characters.

Superstar Artist Matteo Scalera will illustrate the comic-book translation of this original Netflix property, published by Image Comics.

In Space Bandits, Thena Khole and Cody Blue are among the universe’s most wanted felons. Each the leader of their own criminal operations, they run heists across the galaxies—hopping from ship to ship to fleece everyone inside. But when both women are betrayed by their treacherous crews, the bandits only have one thing on their minds: REVENGE.

As a special bonus, and available to order at the same time, is a limited edition series of Space Bandits Legends Covers, featuring Miller’s all-time favorite comic-book artists—artists Miller was obsessed with in high school, and whom he has wanted to work with for years. 

The first of these five very limited edition covers will be illustrated by comic-book legend Howard Chaykin, and will retail for the same price as a comic-book cost when Mark was in high school… just 75 cents. All other covers will retail at the regular $3.99 price.

Space Bandits #1 will be available in stores on Wednesday, July 3. The final order cutoff deadline is June 10.

Diamond Codes:
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover A SCALERA – MAY190028
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover B SCALERA – MAY190029
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover C LEGENDS VAR CHAYKIN – MAY190030
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover D COIPEL – MAY190031
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover E PICHELLI – MAY190032
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover F BLANK VAR – MAY190033

Space Bandits #1 Cover
Space Bandits #1 Cover Howard Chaykin Variant

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Shades of Magic Vol. 1 The Steel Prince

It’s new comic book day tomorrow. What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Lewiston Sun Journal – Freeport comic book shop offering home deliveries in Lewiston – We had this service for a bit from another shop. It was awesome.

CBR – Netflix Announces Mark Millar’s Space Bandits Comic Series – Cool.

The Beat – FX splitting with Y: The Last Man showrunners – This is not a good sign.

Reviews

ICv2 – Shades of Magic Vol. 1 The Steel Prince
Talking Comics –
Symbiote Spider-Man #1

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Port of Earth Vol. 1

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below.

CBR – Netflix Developing Supercrooks Anime Based on Mark Millar Series – This is not surprising.

Newsarama – Port of Earth In Development as Amazon TV Show – This would be a good one.

The Beat – ReedPOP and Lyte team for ticket reselling at ECCC and Star Wars Celebration – Good to see this happening.

Review: Prodigy #1

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Edison Crane’s not content being the world’s smartest man and most successful businessman—his brilliant mind needs to be constantly challenged. He’s a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, genius composer, Olympic athlete, an expert in the occult, and now international governments are calling on him to fix problems they just can’t handle.

Prodigy #1 is an entertaining beginning to a new series from the man behind Kick-AssSuperman: Red Son, and so much more. In this first issue we meet Edison Crane who is burdened with a prodigious mind from birth. This is emphasized over and over as we see him devouring knowledge from an early age well in to his adulthood where he runs his own company while performing ludicrous stunts. But that combination isn’t weird enough, writer Mark Millar takes us further with alien incursions and the possibility of an asteroid hitting Earth. There’s just a lot here and Millar delivers it with his usual style and flair.

The artwork by Rafael Albuquerque is impressive. It effortlessly showcases both Edison’s youth and adulthood taking us through so many different and varied situations, each telling us a story. It brilliantly demonstrates Edison’s massive learning curve over everyone else on the planet. In addition to showing some brief but impressive fight scenes early in the issue. The art has it all and it’s great to see Albuquerque deliver his amazing style to this series.

The first issue plants a flag as to who Edison Crane is and what we should expect. It has a solid set-up and a cinematic flair about it all.

Story: Mark Millar Art: Rafael Albuquerque
Story: 9.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Mark Millar and Netflix unveil Sharkey the Bounty Hunter

Netflix and Millarworld have announced their third comic book collaboration, Sharkey the Bounty Hunter, from writer and creator Mark Millar. Millar has named comic book artist Simone Bianchi to bring Sharkey to life on the printed page. This is the third Millarworld franchise since Mark Millar joined Netflix on staff, following the best-selling The Magic Order and the upcoming Prodigy, which is set to be released on December 5. Sharkey the Bounty Hunter will be available from Image Comics in comic book stores and online on February 20th, 2019.

Set in a brilliant new sci-fi universe, Sharkey is a blue-collar bounty-hunter tracking criminals across the galaxy in his converted, rocket-powered ice-cream truck. Aided and abetted by his ten-year-old partner, he’s out for the biggest bounty of his career. Sharkey the Bounty Hunter has been developed as a feature film since last year, with writer Michael Bacall writing the screenplay.

Sharkey the Bounty Hunter #1 will be available in stores on Wednesday, February 20th. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, January 28th.

  • Sharkey the Bounty Hunter #1 Cover A Bianchi – Diamond Code DEC180050
  • Sharkey the Bounty Hunter #1 Cover B Sketch Bianchi – Diamond Code DEC180051
  • Sharkey the Bounty Hunter #1 Cover C Quitely – Diamond Code DEC180052
  • Sharkey the Bounty Hunter #1 Cover D Scalera – Diamond Code DEC180053
  • Sharkey the Bounty Hunter #1 Cover E Yildirim – Diamond Code DEC180054
  • Sharkey the Bounty Hunter #1 Cover F Blank variant – Diamond Code DEC180055
  • Sharkey the Bounty Hunter #1 Cover G Kerschl – Diamond Code DEC180056

Millward’s Prodigy Gets a Triptych Cover

Image Comics has revealed a triptych cover for the forthcoming Prodigy by Mark Millar and illustrated by Rafael Albuquerque. The series will launch this December from Image Comics and is the latest addition to the Netflix Millarworld franchises shepherded by Mark and his wife Lucy.

In Prodigy, Edison Crane’s not content being the world’s smartest man and most successful businessman—his brilliant mind needs to be constantly challenged. He’s a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, genius composer, Olympic athlete, an expert in the occult, and international governments call on him to fix problems they just can’t handle.

Prodigy #1 will be available on Wednesday, December 5th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 12th. There will be no second printings, and the item will be fully returnable to comic shop retailers. 

  • PRODIGY #1 Cover A Albuquerque – OCT180018
  • PRODIGY #1 Cover B Albuquerque – OCT180019
  • PRODIGY #1 Cover C Albuquerque – OCT180020
  • PRODIGY #1 Cover D Albuquerque – OCT180021
  • PRODIGY #1 Cover E Albuquerque – OCT180022
  • PRODIGY #1 Cover F Quitely – OCT180023
  • PRODIGY #1 Cover G Blank cover – OCT180024
  • PRODIGY #1 Cover H Albuquerque ‘We Believe in Comics’ – SEP188266

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow. What are you all looking forward to? We’ll have our picks in a bit but right now, we’ve got some news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Crime Reads – The Rise and Spectacular Fall of Midcentury Crime Comics – This is a very interesting read and some great comic history.

The Morning Sun – CMU faculty uses pop culture to explore hot-button issues – Pretty interesting.

ComicBook – Mark Millar Announces New ‘Hit-Girl: The Golden Rage of Hollywood’ Series From Kevin Smith – Interesting. Hopefully it gets finished.

The Beat – Monstress Wins a Hugo Award and Sana Takeda Wins A Second One – Congrats!

 

Reviews

Newsarama – American Carnage #1

Newsarama – By Night #3

Comic Attack – Cemetery Beach #1

Talking Comics – Lumberjanes: A Midsummer Nights Scheme #1

Talking Comics – Volition #1

Kick-Ass’ New Volume Gets a Trade in September

Image Comics has announced that the beloved Kick-Ass series is back with an all new story arc and the perfect jumping-on point for new readers this September in Kick-Ass: The New Girl, Vol. 1 by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. This trade paperback will collect issues #1-6 of The New Girl story arc.

In Kick-Ass: The New Girl, Vol. 1, Kick-Ass returns readier than ever to wipe out the city’s criminal lowlives, destroy its gangs, and save its communities from decay. But there’s a new face beneath the old mask, a new figure wearing that famous green and yellow spandex. Who is this new vigilante superhero? Who can fill Dave Lizewski’s shoes? WHO IS THE NEW KICK-ASS?

Kick-Ass: The New Girl, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0832-9, Diamond Code: JAN188525) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, September 12th and bookstores on Tuesday, September 18th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book stores is Monday, August 6th.

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