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Review: Archie 1941 #2

IT’S WAR! As the United States makes its entrance into WWII, the teens and parents in Riverdale are faced with some difficult situations as they reflect on how this will dramatically change their lives as they know it.

Pearl Harbor has rocked the nation and the people of Riverdale are dealing with the ramifications. Writers Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn put together an eye-opening and honest story of the United States in the run up to the US’s entry into World War II.

What Waid and Augustyn do that’s really impressive is that they deliver a story that is a realistic take of what happened. This isn’t the over the top patriotism that we’re sold today. People had trepidation. They worried about children coming home in boxes. They thought the war would be over quickly. They also weren’t all too enthusiastic about it period.

There’s also an exploration of the parents who couldn’t serve in World War I dealt with their children in World War II. It’s an interesting exploration of guilt and the toxic masculinity of the time. It’s realistic. It also doesn’t go quite the way you’d expect.

The art by Peter Krause, with color by Kelly Fitzpatrick and lettering by Jack Morelli is fantastic capturing the aesthetics of the time. The designs are fantastic and it feels like Krause has used the fashion of the time and done a solid job of capturing the actual looks, buildings, cars, and more of the time.

The second issue continues the excellence of the debut and is a slow build up. There’s some emotional highs and lows and sincere feel to it all. It’s not an over the top patriotic spin. It’s a fantastic series so far that mixes real history with characters we love.

Story: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn Art: Peter Krause
Color: Kelly Fitzpatrick Lettering: Jack Morelli
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Archie Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Archie 1941 #2 (of 5)

ARCHIE 1941 #2 (OF 5)

Script: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Peter Krause, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Variant Covers: Audrey Mok, Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 10/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

IT’S WAR! As the United States makes its entrance into WWII, the teens and parents in Riverdale are faced with some difficult situations as they reflect on how this will dramatically change their lives as they know it.

Review: Captain America: Promised Land

The year is 2314, and the grandson of Steve Rogers lives in the utopian America Captain America dream about.

Captain America: Promised Land collects issues #701-704 from Mark Waid, Leonardo Romero, J.G. Jones, Adam Hughes, Howard Chaykin, Rod Reis, Alan Davis, Mark Farmer, Jordie Bellaire, Paul Mounts, Jesus Aburtov, Irma Knivila, and Joe Caramagna.

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Preview: Archie Vol. 6

ARCHIE VOL. 6 (TR)

Script: Mark Waid, Ian Flynn
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
978-1-68255-869-0
$17.99 US/$19.99 CAN
6 x 9”
TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/10

It all comes down to this! The Riverdale gang—held hostage by Cheryl Blossom’s father! Reggie—at last paying for his crimes! And when all is said and done, Riverdale is turned upside down once more! ARCHIE VOL. 6 collects issues #28 – 32 of the ongoing ARCHIE series!

NYCC 2018: Humanoids Announces H1 – A New Shared Universe

Humanoids is launching a major initiative in 2019 to publish original comic book stories written and illustrated by some of the biggest names in comics. During the Humanoids 20th Anniversary In America panel at New York Comic Con, the publisher unveiled H1, an imprint of comic books, featuring a shared superpowered universe with all new characters and stories created by a dizzying lineup of comic book creators. Humanoids’ new Chief Creative Officer John Cassaday and Humanoids’ new Director of Creative Development Mark Waid are closely collaborating with a core team of H1 architects: Kwanza Osajyefo (Black, Black AF), Yanick Paquette (Wonder Woman Earth One) and Carla Speed McNeil (Finder, Sensation Comics) to create an ambitious storytelling experience with creators including Phil Briones, Vanessa Del Rey, Cheryl Lynn Eaton, Mike McKone and Afua Richardson.

Humanoids will launch H1 in Summer 2019 with 3 ongoing series, with details and creative teams being announced next year.

IGNITED

Something strange is happening to the planet… Nature itself is reshaping and redefining the balance of power. Natural disasters are breaking out everywhere, and yet, the population continues to grow rapidly. In fact, the world is becoming so dense, that certain individuals are erupting with super abilities. They are called the Ignited.

OMNI

A gifted doctor with a vibrant, compassionate personality, Cecelia Cobbina received boundless praise from her peers and her patients. But that was before the incident in Africa. Before she gained the ability to think faster than the speed of light. Overwhelmed with the power to answer every question, she must now overcome her own fears and tackle the one code she can’t seem to break: the truth behind the Ignited.

STRANGELANDS

Opposites attract? Elakshi and Adam Land aren’t married. In fact, a month ago, they were perfect strangers, dwelling in lands foreign to one another. But now, they’re forced to remain by one another’s side, for their separation could mean the planet’s demise. Now, their greatest challenge is to stay together — even if they have to tear the world apart.

In addition to H1, Humanoids will feature all new mini series featuring self-contained original stories featuring some of the biggest and most exciting names in comics, including Dennis Calero, Jock, Shawn Martinbrough, Helen Mullane, Andrea Mutti, Quinton Peeples, Dom Reardon, and Darick Roberston.

THE ORIGINAL MINI-SERIES

THE BIG COUNTRY (5 issue mini-series)

The Old West finally died in the early 1980s. We’re in Texas. And this is the story of Grissom Callahan, the last in a long line of sheriffs. Callahan has learned everything he knows from his father and his grandfather. But the old ways don’t seem to prove efficient when it comes to stopping a violent serial killer. And in a simple moment of shaking down an informant, Grissom will start a chain of events that will reshape his life and the world of law enforcement in Texas.

MEYER (5 issue mini-series)

A comedic, coming-of-age quest where the Golden Fleece is a man’s legacy, Meyer is an immigrant’s story rooted in an old mobster’s tale and a deeply moral fable. A Breaking Bad style imaginary biography of Jewish legendary mobster Meyer Lansky as he’s trying to organize his very last con job.

NICNEVIN AND THE BLOODY QUEEN (4 issue mini-series)

Something strange has been unleashed in the North of England. A modern-day druid commits a series of ghastly murders in an attempt to unleash the awesome power of the ancient gods of Great Britain. But all hell really breaks loose when his latest would-be victim, Nicnevin “Nissy” Oswald, turns out to be more than she seems. A British tale mixing black magic and horror godfathered by Jock, one of the new masters of comic book suspense!

NYCC 2018:Mark Waid is Named Director of Creative Development for Humanoids

Humanoids has named Eisner award-winning writer Mark Waid as the company’s Director of Creative Development. The unveiling of this newly-created position follows the announcement of award-winning artist John Cassaday as Humanoid’s first ever Chief Creative Officer. Both announcements come in the lead up to New York Comic Con, where the publisher will announce a major publishing initiative focused on publishing original content.

Internationally renowned for publishing seminal genre works by creators form all around the world, including The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Mœbius, Humanoids will announce its plans to publish original stories during the Humanoids 20th Anniversary In America panel on Friday, October 5 from 1:30-2:30 PM in room 1A02 of the Javits Center. Waid will appear via be pre-recorded video message for fans.

In advance of the panel, the company unveiled a logo for the publishing initiative and launched a new Twitter account.


Humanoids 20th Anniversary In America

Join Chief Creative Officer John Cassaday, Senior Editor Fabrice Sapolsky and Director of Sales and Marketing Jud Meyers for the panel that will change the way you see Humanoids forever!

Almost a dozen A-List comic creators will be in the room answering questions and celebrating 20 years in the U.S. Humanoids is about to make history again as it did in the past with legendary creators such as Moebius, Jodorowsky, Ladronn and Manara. It’s THE panel you don’t want to miss. New Projects! New Heroes! Hot creators! A bold new direction ushering in a new era in comics. Panel followed by Q&A session. Surprise collector give away for the audience!

Preview: Archie #699

ARCHIE #699

Script: Mark Waid, Ian Flynn
Art: Fiona Staples, Veronica Fish, Joe Eisma, Pete Woods, Annie Wu, Audrey Mok, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 10/3
32-page, full color comic
$1.00 U.S.

CATCH UP ON THE BEST-SELLING ARCHIE SAGA BEFORE ISSUE #700! As the Riverdale gang heads toward major changes in the pages of the monumental ARCHIE #700 next month, we follow Archie as he reflects back on past storylines including: the #LipstickIncident, the arrival of the Lodge family, the machinations of the Blossom Twins, the near-tragedy of “Over the Edge” and more! This special issue sets the stage for next month’s landmark 700th issue of ARCHIE by Nick Spencer and Marguerite Sauvage! Based on stories by Mark Waid and Ian Flynn and featuring art by an assortment of Archie talents, this recap issue is the perfect primer for new readers and returning fans to the Archie universe.

Thrilling Nostalgia Comics Debuts at Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con has announced a show exclusive: Thrilling Nostalgia Comics is debuting the #0 issue of their new comic series, The Liberty Brigade.The Liberty Brigade features brand new World War II adventures of many of the heroes of the 1940s. As part of the launch, you’ll find a gorgeous Sean Chen illustration of The Liberty Brigade on the cover of the Program Guide and as the official Baltimore Comic-Con t-shirt. Tickets for the Baltimore Comic-Con and Ringo Awards are now available.

The Liberty Brigade is launching as a 100+ page graphic novel on Kickstarter with a 500 print-run original prequel story available at the Baltimore Comic-Con. The Liberty Brigade consists of:

  • The Blue Flame
  • Cat-Man
  • Kitten
  • The Mad Hatter
  • Johnny Patriot (formerly Johnny Rebel)
  • The Green Turtle (the first Chinese Super-Hero in American comics)
  • Mr. Freedom
  • The Bill of Rights
  • The National Anthem

You’ll also find guest appearances by 1940 stalwarts TNT Todd (called TNT) and The Spark Man, as well as some major Golden Age villains including Professor Fenton, Mastermind, and the Rat.

The 24-page #0 issue sports a cover by Barry Kitson, interior art by Garry Gastonny and Joe Rubinstein and preview art from the graphic novel by Ron Frenz and Mark Buckingham. It also includes encyclopedia entries on several team members from Temporal Comics.

On Friday at 3:45pm in Room 339-342Michael FinnMark WaidMark BuckinghamBarry Kitson, and several other members of The Liberty Brigade creative team will be holding a panel to discuss the debut of the new comic.

This Golden Age revival story is a true passion project, as is evident in each and every panel and page. Aside from the 80+ page story, the graphic novel features one page origins of many of the heroes and villains by an amazing array of guest artists including: George Perez, Alan Davis, Mark Buckingham, Doug Braithwaite, John Totleben, Paul Renaud, Garry Leach, Ron Wilson, Mark Morales, Steve Conley, Mike Lilly, Jim Steranko, Sal Buscema, and many more!

To support this amazing project please back the Kickstarter or head on over to the official site where you can find a link and join from there. Many of the artists working on the project have individual tier levels to earn commissions, signed issues, and many more amazing rewards are available.

Preview: Doctor Strange #5

Doctor Strange #5

(W) Mark Waid (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) Javi Garron
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Just as Stephen started making progress replenishing his armory with alien magic and arcane weapons, he discovers he is far out of his league.
• This realization means dire consequences, not just for Stephen, but for anyone who calls Strange “friend.”

Preview: Archie 1941 #1 (of 5)

ARCHIE 1941 #1 (of 5)

Script: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Peter Krause
Variant Covers: Sanya Anwar, Francesco Francavilla, Dave Johnson, Aaron Lopresti
On Sale Date: 9/12
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE HISTORIC, GROUND-BREAKING MINI-SERIES STARTS HERE! Archie has been around for over 75 years and has been through many significant moments in time, but never before have we seen the characters take on real-world events as they unfold. WWII is looming and Archie and many young men from Riverdale are close to enlistment age. If you’re a Riverdale teen, how would you cope with a looming world-changing event? Join the writing team of MARK WAID and BRIAN AUGUSTYN along with artist PETER KRAUSE for the all-new mini-series that is sure to have everyone talking!

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