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Jessica Jones Has a Blind Spot in Print this January

Writer Kelly Thompson and artist Mattia De Iulis have proven to be the perfect creative team for Jessica Jones. Chosen to take on the character by Jessica Jones’ creator himself, Brian Michael Bendis, Thompson provides a voice to the titular hero that’s been acclaimed by fans and critics alike. And De Iulis’ dynamic art brought readers right into the private investigator mind of Jessica Jones with eye-catching imagery and page layouts. “Blind Spot” was a huge hit in the digital marketplace and now, Marvel Comics will present it in print as a 6-issue limited series starting in January!

JESSICA JONES #1 & #2 (OF 6)

Written by KELLY THOMPSON
Art by MATTIA DE IULIUS
Cover by VALERIO GIANGIORDANO
Variant Covers by MARTIN SIMMONDS
BLINDSPOT – Parts 1 & 2

ISSUE #1 –

Jessica Jones was once the costumed super hero known as Jewel. She sucked at it. Now she’s a private investigator at her own firm, Alias Investigations. She sucks less at that. With the Purple Man gone, her relationship with her husband, Luke Cage, and their daughter, Danielle, is better than ever. But her past always comes knocking, and when a woman whose case she fumbled winds up dead on her office floor, Jessica goes from private investigator to prime suspect. Can she find the real killer and clear her name?

The critically acclaimed Marvel Digital Original series by Kelly Thompson and Mattia De Iulis, released for the first time as a print miniseries!

ISSUE #2 –

After being brutally attacked in her office, Jessica turns to Doctor Strange to help her find the target. But he may discover more than Jessica bargained for…

Jessica Jones

Joe Hill Absolutely Kills with Dying Is Easy

“Comedy is hard. Dying is easy.” New York Times Best-selling author Joe Hill introduces the world to Syd “Sh*t-Talk” Homes – disgraced ex-cop, bitter stand-up comic, and wanted felon – this December with the launch of Dying is Easy, a new comic book miniseries from IDW Publishing.

Illustrated by Martin Simmonds, critically acclaimed artist of Punks Not Dead, this five-issue mystery draws readers into the dimly-lit venues and grimy back alleys of the comedy world, where every stand-up is looking out for themself, making enemies left and right.

When an upstart comedian with a particularly ugly past achieves stardom by stealing jokes, he quickly earns a target on his back. It’s not long before the laughter stops… and the gunplay begins.

The first issue of Dying is Easy will be available with multiple cover editions – Cover A by series artist Martin Simmonds, Cover B by Hill’s Locke & Key collaborator Gabriel Rodríguez, and two special Retailer Incentive editions: a black-and-white Rodríguez variant and character design wraparound by Simmonds.

Dying is Easy
Dying is Easy

Preview: Punks Not Dead, Vol. 2: London Calling

Punks Not Dead, Vol. 2: London Calling

David Barnett (w) • Martin Simmonds (a & c)

INTRODUCTION BY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR IAN RANKIN!

Teenage Fergie and his invisible sidekick, the ghost of a punk rocker named Sid, head to London to find Fergie’s absent father, while the Department of Extra-Usual Affairs, led by the irascible Dorothy Culpepper, and Fergie’s mum Julie face demons from hell—both personal and literal.

Fergie and Sid have arrived in London… and a whole pile of trouble. All Fergie has to go on in the search for his father is an old photograph and some snippets of information that suggest “Billy” was involved in the music business in the Eighties and Nineties. Tracking down old contacts, Fergie and Sid find themselves getting mired in a shadowy undercurrent of the occult and whispers of entities not from our world. Meanwhile, back in Preston, Julie forms an unlikely alliance with Natalie as they try to find the missing Fergie.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-496-1

Punks Not Dead, Vol. 2: London Calling

Preview: Punks Not Dead: London Calling #4

Punks Not Dead: London Calling #4

David Barnett (w) • Martin Simmonds (a & c)

Butch and Sundance! Bonnie and Clyde! Laurel and Hardy! History is littered with great double acts, but the ultimate boy-meets-ghost odd couple is no more as Fergie and Sid go their separate ways. While Sid heads off to look up old mates, Fergie finally meets his dad in London Calling: “To the Imitation Zone.”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Punks Not Dead: London Calling #4

Preview: Punks Not Dead: London Calling #3

Punks Not Dead: London Calling #3

David Barnett (w) • Martin Simmonds (a & c)

In northern England, Fergie’s mom Julie gets a fatal blow—while in London, Sid and Fergie… hit the pub? Plus, we take a trip back to 2002 to learn the true story of why Fergie’s father disappeared, and how super spy Dorothy Culpepper was involved. Hint: it’s basically all her fault!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Punks Not Dead: London Calling #3

Preview: Punks Not Dead: London Calling #2

Punks Not Dead: London Calling #2

David Barnett (w) • Martin Simmonds (a & c)

In the spirit of awkward house calls, Fergie and Sid’s urgent quest for Fergie’s long-absent father finds them holed up in a dilapidated London boozer… where they meet some unwelcome old enemies and make an interesting new friend. Back in Preston, Dorothy Culpepper of The Department of Extra-Usual Affairs gets a proper wallop and Fergie’s mom Julie and kinda-girlfriend Natalie end up with blood on their hands. The spirit of ’77 is alive by night with power chords and psychic grenades in London Calling: “To the Faraway Towns.”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Punks Not Dead: London Calling #2

Preview: Punks Not Dead: London Calling #1

Punks Not Dead: London Calling #1

David Barnett (w) • Martin Simmonds (a & c)

Teenage geek Fergie Ferguson and his BF Sid, the ghost of a punk rocker who only Fergie can see or hear, are on the lam for a murder they didn’t exactly commit. They’ve made it to London but on their tail are the police, the quirky paranormal investigation agency the Department of Extra-Usual Affairs, and some really freaky magpie monsters, so there’s not (much) time for sightseeing.

While Fergie tracks down his long-absent father to get answers about his powerful new “abilities” (Sid calls them “psychic grenades”), DfEUA’s old-school mod super spy Dorothy Culpepper and her sensible young partner Asif Baig uncover evidence that links Fergie to the underworld. Fergie’s mum Julie and his not-a-girlfriend Natalie also join forces to save Fergie from life in prison… but with a psychopathic serial killer showing an interest, everybody might soon be running out of time.

How does any of this connect to a visually searing three-chord apocalypse? Never mind the bollocks—another season of the critical darling PUNKS NOT DEAD is here with endless pints of anarchy and social distortion!

PUNKS NOT DEAD: LONDON CALLING is a five-issue miniseries written by David Barnett (Calling Major Tom) and illustrated by Martin Simmonds (Friendo, Marvel: Jessica Jones, and Quicksilver covers). Featuring a variant cover by fan-favorite Rafael Albuquerque (Batgirl, A Study in Emerald). FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Punks Not Dead: London Calling #1

Review: The Immortal Hulk Vol. 2 The Green Door

The Hulk has returned and the entire world is finding it out! Friends and enemies are after the Hulk as the Green Goliath attempts to find some peace.

The Immortal Hulk Vol. 2 The Green Door includes issues #6-10 by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, Lee Garbett, Ruy Jose, Le Beau Underwood, Rafael Fonteriz, Martin Simmonds, Paul Mounts, and Cory Petit.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on February 26! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
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Preview: Immortal Hulk #9

Immortal Hulk #9

(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett, Martin Simmonds (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Carl Creel was just trying to live. But sometimes trying isn’t enough.
• Now, to save the life he built for himself – and maybe everything else – Carl Creel has to do the impossible.
• The Absorbing Man has to kill the IMMORTAL HULK.

Preview: Punks Not Dead, Vol. 1: Teenage Kicks

Punks Not Dead, Vol. 1: Teenage Kicks

David Barnett (w) • Martin Simmonds (a & c)

As if being an awkward, bullied 15-year-old wasn’t enough, suddenly “Fergie” Ferguson can see ghosts. Well, one ghost specifically… a certain punk rocker named Sid.

Sid’s spirit has been trapped in London’s Heathrow airport for 40 years, until the day he meets Fergie. Now Sid’s ghost is stuck to Fergie, and Fergie has to content with an unruly Ghost sidekick and some weird, uncontrollable new “abilities.” How does the father Fergie never knew fit into all this? And why is the Department of Extra-Usual Affairs showing an interest? Never mind the bollocks—all of this, plus fish fingers, chunky chips, and endless pints of anarchy in the critically-acclaimed series that collects Punks Not Dead issues #1-6.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-342-1

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