(W) Joe Hill (A/CA) Martin Simmonds In Shops: Jan 08, 2020 SRP: $3.99
From the powerhouse team of Joe Hill (Locke & Key) and Martin Simmonds (Punks Not Dead) comes the second chapter in the inaugural Syd “Sh*t-Talk” Homes mystery!
Comedy may be hard and dying may be easy, but getting yourself off the hook for murder? For Syd Homes, that’s looking damn near impossible. The prime suspect in the death of joke stealer and general thief Carl Dixon, Syd’s on the run, and it’s going to take all of his investigative chops to suss out the real killer before he gets caught. And thrown in jail. With all the guys he locked up.
Luckily, he’s already got a couple of suspects in mind…
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…
“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.
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.
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.
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.”
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
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.”
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
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 http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.
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(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett, Martin Simmonds (CA) Alex Ross
In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
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