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A Fairytale Long Forgotten in a first look at Briar #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Briar #2, the second issue of the brand new four-issue limited comic book series from Eisner Award-nominated writer, producer, and director Christopher Cantwell, rising star artist Germán García, colorist Matheus Lopes, and letterer AndWorld Design that reimagines the classic fairy tale as an epic dark fantasy adventure, available November 30, 2022.

The end of the world is nigh, now that the sleeper has become the sleepwalker! But what is Briar Rose to do about it, now that no one believes in magic, and the fairytale is long over? Her own fairy godmothers may be the key to setting things right… That is except for Grendrid, the tyrant of this wasteland… who sends a bounty hunter and a deadly group of assassins on Briar’s trail. The only hope may lie in the marshes and their strange inhabitants, but their twisted faith in magic may not be what Briar expects…

Briar #2 features main cover art by series artist García, and variant cover art by superstar artists Yanick Paquette with colors by Matheus Lopes, Tiffany Turrill, Tula Lotay, and Frany

BOOM! reveals Tula Lotay’s Briar #2 covers

BOOM! Studios has revealed a look at new variant cover art by Tula Lotay for Briar #2, the next issue of the brand new four-issue limited comic book series from Eisner Award-nominated writer, producer, and director Christopher Cantwell, rising star artist Germán García, colorist Matheus Lopes, and letterer AndWorld Design that reimagines the classic fairy tale as an epic dark fantasy adventure, available November 2022.

The end of the world is nigh, now that the sleeper has become the sleepwalker! But what is Briar Rose to do about it, now that the fairytale is long over? Her own fairy godmothers may be the key to setting things right… That is, except for Grendrid, the tyrant of this wasteland… who sends a bounty hunter and a deadly group of assassins on Briar’s trail. The only hope may lie in the marshes and their strange inhabitants, but their twisted faith in magic may not be what Briar expects…

Briar #2 features main and variant cover art by series artist García, and variant cover art by superstar artists Yanick Paquette with colors by Lopes, Frany, and Tiffany Turrill

Get a look at Tate Brombal and Nick Robles’ New Series Behold, Behemoth #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Behold, Behemoth #1, the premiere issue of the brand new horror series from the bestselling House of Slaughter‘s Tate Brombal, as he brings his first original series to BOOM! Studios, with highly acclaimed artist Nick Robles and letterer AndWorld Design, about how a man’s fracturing world and monstrous nightmares foreshadow the unthinkable, in stores on November 2, 2022.  

Greyson’s world is crumbling following his brother’s sudden and mysterious death. His sleepless nights are haunted by vivid nightmares of a terrifying monster, pushing him to the brink of losing both his sanity and his job as a social worker. But he’s truly shaken to the core when his newest case—a young orphaned girl named Wren—is found at the scene of a brutal murder, just hours after first meeting Greyson. 

The line between nightmare and waking life blurs as Greyson soon discovers that the monster from his dreams might just be real—a mythical, ancient beast that is bringing about the end of the world, with shocking connections to both him and Wren…

Behold, Behemoth #1 features main cover art by series artist Robles, and variant covers by acclaimed comics creator Jeff Lemire with colors by Patricio Delpeche, artist Andrea Sorrentino with colors by Dave Stewart, and Yanick Paquette with colors by Matheus Lopes.

Behold, Behemoth #1

Yanick Paquette Covers Behold, Behemoth #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed the FOC variant cover from star artist Yanick Paquette with colors by Matheus Lopes for Behold, Behemoth #1, the premiere issue of the brand new horror series from the bestselling House of Slaughter‘s Tate Brombal, as he brings his first original series to BOOM! Studios alongside highly acclaimed artist Nick Robles, and letterer AndWorld Design, about how a man’s fracturing world and monstrous nightmares foreshadow the unthinkable, in stores November 2, 2022.  

Greyson’s world is crumbling following his brother’s sudden and mysterious death. His sleepless nights are haunted by vivid nightmares of a terrifying monster, pushing him to the brink of losing both his sanity and his job as a social worker. But he’s truly shaken to the core when his newest case—a young orphaned girl named Wren—is found at the scene of a brutal murder, just hours after first meeting Greyson. The line between nightmare and waking life blurs as Greyson soon discovers that the monster from his dreams might just be real—a mythical, ancient beast that is bringing about the end of the world, with shocking connections to both him and Wren…

Behold, Behemoth #1 features main cover art by series artist Robles, and variant covers by acclaimed comics creator Jeff Lemire with colors by Patricio Delpeche and artist Andrea Sorrentino with colors by Dave Stewart.

Briar #1 sells out before the release and gets a second printing

BOOM! Studios has announced that Briar #1, from Christopher Cantwell, artist Germán García, colorist Matheus Lopes, and letterer AndWorld Design that reimagines the classic fairy tale as an epic dark fantasy adventure, has sold out at the distributor level ahead of release! 

In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced Briar #1 Second Printing, featuring character design cover art by series artist García, available in stores October 26, 2022. 

What if Sleeping Beauty never got her happily ever after… and instead had to save herself? Set in a brutal fantasy world that time forgot, this isn’t the fairy tale you know!

BRIAR #1 SECOND PRINTING

No Happily Ever After in Your First Look at Briar #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Briar #1, the premiere issue of the brand new four-issue limited comic book series from Eisner Award-nominated writer, producer, and director Christopher Cantwell, rising star artist Germán García, colorist Matheus Lopes, and letterer AndWorld Design that reimagines the classic fairy tale as an epic dark fantasy adventure, available on September 28, 2022.

What if Sleeping Beauty never got her happily ever after… and instead had to save herself? Set in a brutal fantasy world that time forgot, this isn’t the fairy tale you know!

Briar #1 features main cover art by series artist García, and variant cover art by superstar artists Yanick Paquette with colors by Lopes, Mirka Andolfo, and Jenny Frison.

Briar #1

Acclaimed Artists Stephanie Hans and Mirka Andolfo Reveal Covers for Briar #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at new variant cover art by Mirka Andolfo and Stephanie Hans for Briar #1, the premiere issue of the brand new four-issue limited comic book series from Eisner Award-nominated writer, producer, and director Christopher Cantwell, rising star artist Germán García, colorist Matheus Lopes, and letterer AndWorld Design that reimagines the classic fairy tale as an epic dark fantasy adventure, available on September 28, 2022.

What if Sleeping Beauty never got her happily ever after… and instead had to save herself? Set in a brutal fantasy world that time forgot, this isn’t the fairy tale you know!

Briar #1 features main cover art by series artist García, and variant cover art by superstar artists Yanick Paquette with colors by Lopes, Andolfo, and Jenny Frison

BOOM! announces Briar from Christopher Cantwell, Germán García, and Matheus Lopes

BOOM! Studios has announced Briar, a brand new four-issue limited comic book series from Eisner Award-nominated writer, producer, and director Christopher Cantwell, rising artist Germán García, and colorist Matheus Lopes that reimagines the classic fairy tale as an epic dark fantasy adventure.

What if Sleeping Beauty never got her happily ever after… and instead had to save herself? Set in a brutal fantasy world that time forgot, this isn’t the fairy tale you know! 

Briar #1 features main cover art by series artist García, and variant cover art by superstar artists Yanick Paquette with colors by Lopes, Mirka Andolfo, and Jenny Frison

Review: Rogues #2

Rogues #2

The Rogues are back for one last heist… robbing Gorilla City. The series’ debut was amazing delivering loveable losers who you almost feel sorry for. Former villains who for the most part can’t catch a break, and without a solid support system fall back into old times… since their support system is each other. Rogues #2 continues things as the team head out on their mission and take readers into a very unexpected world.

Writer Joshua Williamson continues the adventure as we see this slightly out of their prime group of villains try to pull off one last heist. Williamson throughout the issue delivers some wonder as we inch closer to the reveal of Gorilla City but it’s the focus on the humor and relationships that really stands out.

You really get a solid sense of who each of these characters are. The personalities, good and bad, are on full display as they snipe at each other and don’t quite get along. But, as it is with the Rogues, when it’s time, they get their act together and get things done.

Gorilla City is the most unexpected aspect of the comic. It’s a very interesting and great take on it all, feeling like a solid evolution of the concept of world. Like the Rogues, we’re left slightly off-kilter as what’s discovered and again like the Rogues, get to explore this unexpected city.

That wonder is brought to life by Leomacs with color by Matheus Lopes and Jason Wordie and lettering by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. What’s revealed is very cool and has such personality. Gorilla City feels both familiar and foreign with a design that takes elements from so much and then makes it all its own. The city, the characters, every detail adds such personality to the story and feels like each has a story to tell on their own.

Rogues #2 takes what works with the Rogues so well and puts it front and center. This is a group that is its own support even with all the sniping and arguing. They’re a family whether they recognize it or not and they each bring something to the table. They’re the screwups and villains you’re sort of cheering for and want to succeed and finally find peace and happiness but know that’ll likely never happen.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Leomacs
Color: Matheus Lopes, Jason Wordie Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Rogues #1

Rogues #1

The Flash’s Rogues have always been interesting villains to me. They’re criminals and villains who have a code of ethics they try to follow. They’re not about world domination, they’re common thieves with flashy tools for their heists. As described in the description of Rogues #1, they’re blue-collar criminals. They’re villains who I’ve at times had sympathy for. They don’t come off generally as bad people, but people who are down on their luck and turn to crime in an attempt to turn their lives around. And that’s sort of what Rogues #1 is about.

Written by Joshua Williamson, Rogues #1 features a team that’s broken. Members are dead, on parole, or attempting to turn their lives around. At the center of it all is Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold. On parole, he’s harassed by his Parole Officer and laughed at behind is back at work. Williamson makes you feel bad for the guy. He’s a sad sack and that pops from the page in Williamson’s words and situations as well as the art by Leomacs.

After a rough day, Snart has had enough and decides to get the band back together. Well, almost. There’s some new members. But, the team has moved on trying to build their own lives. Does he succeed? Is it one last heist for the group? What is the plan even!? Williamson delivers it all in a debut issue that takes you through a range of emotions about the characters.

Leomacs are is solid. With color by Matheus Lopes and lettering by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, the comic visually nails its “sad sack” feel. Snart’s shoulders slump, his posture screams sad. The visuals nail down the difference between Snart has himself and as Captain Cold. There’s an amazing difference in body language and how he carries himself. It’s all very interesting visually and adds to the story quite well. The colors chosen for the story too deliver the rather overall depressing feel of the opening.

Rogues #1 is a hell of a debut. It’ll have you feeling empathy for Snart of the other Rogues and quickly go to disdain. It touches upon a glaring gap in so many comics that there’s little when it comes to programs to help reform former villains to prevent them falling back into old habits. It also emphasizes the years wearing on us and our regrets. It’s a fantastic start that has us excited to see what’s next.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Leomacs
Color: Matheus Lopes Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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