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Preview: Folklords #4

Folklords #4

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Matt Smith
Colorist: Chris O’Halloran
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Matt Smith
Price: $3.99

Ansel and his new ally Ugly begin to make their way to the Library Branch of Banned Books—and one step closer to the Folklords. But the Library is full of twists and turns they’ll never expect…and the closer they get, the harder it is for them to pin down where Ansel’s story is going to end…

Folklords #4

Bad Idea Expands its Idea of Stores to 50 on Launch

Bad Idea seems to have a very good idea going for them. Announced at ComicsPRO, the upstart comic publisher is expanding its first wave of participating retailers from the initial 20 to 50 stores. It begins with ENIAC #1 from Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite in May 2020.

Bad Idea has also announced at ComicsPRO that they’ll be opening registration to every participating ComicsPRO memberwho will be able to enroll on-site to become a Bad Idea Destination Store beginning today during the company’s conference roundtable sessions. Additionally, all participating Bad Idea Destination Store retailer accounts will also be offered a 60% discount and free shipping on all orders.

In order to qualify for participation, each Bad Idea Destination Store must agree to a stringent set of rules and criteria that include:

  • prominent in-store placement for Bad Idea comics
  • some truly galling and gauche promotional displays
  • and strictly enforced “limit one per customer,” street date, pre-order, pricing, and minimum/maximum order and allocation policies for all Bad Idea releases.

Failure to comply with the spirit and/or letter of the rules will result in removal from the program and a well-deserved shaming from your friends, family members, and professional colleagues.

In the event that Bad Idea’s list of approved wave one applicants exceeds 50 stores, retailers may be assigned to the next available wave of admissions. Bad Idea will be working overtime to service each and every one of its trusted retail partners and regularly admitting new stores to the program on a rolling basis. 

That means that each time a new retailer comes on board as a Bad Idea Destination Store anywhere in the world, they’ll be able to access every prior BAD IDEA release in very limited quantities, so, that way the store can start at the beginning.

Non-ComicPRO retailers who wish to participate can continue to email Bad Idea’s customer service team at hello@badideacorp.com

Bad Idea will be kicking things off on May 6th, 2020 with the historic debut of ENIAC #1 –  the monumental, 40-page first issue of Bad Idea’s prestige-format premiere from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt, artistic powerhouse Doug Braithwaite, colorist Diego Rodriguez, and Harvey Award-nominated cover artist Lewis LaRosa.

Eniac #1

Review: Bang! #1

Bang! #1

Matt Kindt is a brilliant writer. His stories can delve into the trippy and ethereal playing off of established genres. Bang! #1 gives us a “James Bond” like debut but with Kindt’s usual twists and turns.

Thomas Cord is a secret agent who works for MI-X, an off the books organization fighting the evil group Goldmaze. Then, there’s an author whose works delve into the spy genre and might be a Goldmaze agent, or at least passing along secrets. The mission? Cord is to hunt down Philip Verve and find out what’s going on. The problem? Cord has memories of missions going back decades before he was even born.

Wait. What!?

Yes, Kindt throws in twists and turns of possible false memories and who knows what else. Bang! #1 takes you down the rabbit hole as Cord himself figures out something isn’t right. This is the type of genre bending that Kindt is known for and excels at. This debut promises a series that seems like it’ll deliver and meet high expectations.

Kindt has teamed up with artist Wilfredo Torres. Torres is joined by Nayoung Kim on colores and Nate Piekos on lettering. The art is good with a style that doesn’t go for flashy. The art is a straightforward delivery. It eschews crazy action-filled page layouts but delivering on the right amount of detail and focus. That visual lull helps in a way as the rug is pulled out of Cord. At that point, the visuals hit and much like Cord’s experience the reader experiences a different visual read.

The visuals extend to opening and closing pages from a novel with its blood soaked pages. Kindt has a habit of extending the story beyond the panel and he does that here adding in a flair that enhances the reading experience.

Bang! #1 is a solid start. It might seem like a straightforward spy adventure with tips to the hat to James Bond. In reality, it’s so much more as we learn the further along the story we go. Kindt nails it again with a debut that’s as much a mystery to the reader as it is to the main character.

Story: Matt Kindt Art: Wilfredo Torres
Color: Nayoung Kim Letterer: Nate Piekos
Story: 8.0 Art: 7.75 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation:
Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition Book 2

X-O MANOWAR DELUXE EDITION BOOK 2

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE, JUAN JOSÉ RYP, and TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover Art by Viktor Kalvachev
On sale FEBRUARY 19 | 304 pages, full color | $49.99 US | T+ HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-348-2

From barbarian…to agent…to hero!

New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (HARBINGER WARS 2, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artists Trevor Hairsine (ETERNITY), Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA), and Tomás Giorello (NINJA-K) come together for a thrilling melee of blood and steely-eyed daring right here in a deluxe edition hardcover collecting the next epic chapter of the Eisner Award-nominated run of X-O MANOWAR!

Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #15-26 along with 20+ pages of rarely seen designs, process art, and behind-the-scenes extras in a must-own, oversized hardcover edition of the series CBR calls, “stunning”!

X-O MANOWAR DELUXE EDITION BOOK 2

ENIAC Kicks Off Bad Idea on May 6, 2020

On May 6th, the arrival of Bad Idea begins with the debut in ENIAC #1 – the oversized, 40-page first issue of 2020’s brain-swelling new series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt, artistic powerhouse Doug Braithwaite, colorist Diego Rodriguez, and cover artist Lewis LaRosa. The series is a prestige-format limited series.

At the height of World War II, the world’s most ingenious minds began a race to create a super-weapon capable of ending the war with the push of a button. One of those projects gave us the atom bomb…and another produced the world’s first supercomputer: ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer)– an immeasurably complex mathematical model that targeted the Axis war machine by calculating missile trajectories and troop deployments.

Everybody knows that. It’s real-life American history.

Or so we were told.

On August 6th, 1945, the United States dropped the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima.

Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki… Only President Truman wasn’t the one who gave order.

It was ENIAC.

In the Allies’ determination to end the war, they had accidentally created the world’s first autonomous machine intelligence…which had quickly deduced that one bomb wouldn’t be enough.

But ENIAC’s real plan was only just beginning…

Now, 75 years later, an encrypted countdown has just been detected in Earth’s satellite network and mankind only has three days left before ENIAC launches every weapon in the planet’s nuclear arsenal simultaneously. With few options and even less time, the Secretary of Defense has just given two covert operatives the most important mission in human history: kill ENIAC.

The series launches Bad Idea, the comic publisher with a limited release of series in a limited amount of stores. The comics will feature no variants, will not be released digitally, and won’t be collected into trade paperbacks, hardcovers, or bookshelf formats.

The comics will come in a pristinely designed, prestige-format package featuring deluxe matte-laminate cardstock covers, heavy-duty interior paperstock, and lots of pictures with little words on the inside – all for the standard $3.99 cover price.

The publisher will launch in 20 participating stores and slowly expand into about 50 by the end of the year.

ENIAC #1

Bad Idea Has Some Very Interesting Ideas for the Comic Industry

Yesterday, the new comic publisher Bad Idea was announced and teased. Today, we have more details on what to expect.

Debuting in May 2020, the publisher will release one or two single issues per month in a “pristinely designed, prestige-format package” for $3.99. There will be no variants and the issues will not be released digitally, collected into trade paperbacks, hardcovers, or other “bookshelf formats.” That means there will only be single-issue comics.

But, there’s a catch! The comics won’t be available everywhere. Instead, Bad Idea will self-distribute the series to an initial 20 comic book shop who will qualify based on “a unique system of criteria” that includes extra promotional commitments and a “strictly enforced ‘limit one per customer'” policy for Bad Idea comics, among other stipulations. More retailers will be admitted throughout the year to eventually bring that number up to around 50 stores by the end of 2020.

Megalith

The first series will be ENIAC by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite. Other projects are coming from Marguerite Bennett, Mae Catt, Joshua Dysart, Tomas Giorello, Eric Heisserer, Jody Houser, Lewis LaRosa, Jeff Lemire, Peter Milligan, Adam Pollina, Robert Venditti, Zeb Wells, and more. In the announcement, Megalith was also teased with a cover by Lewis LaRosa. Projects have been worked on for the past year in “secret.”

First issues will usually be oversized with page counts exceeding the standard 22 pages or feature “hidden features” and other surprises not mentioned in public.

The goal is to get people into comic shops making each release an event.

Bad Idea is the brainchild of the five team members that rebuilt Valiant and developed the forthcoming Bloodshot feature film. Dinesh Shamdasani and Warren Simons will share the roles of Co-CEO & Co-Chief Creative Officer, Hunter Gorinson will serve as Publisher, Joshua Johns will serve as Director of Marketing, and Atom Freeman has returned as a Sales Consultant.

BANG! From Kindt, Torres, Kim, and Piekos Sells Out Before Release

The debut issue of the all-new, highly anticipated series BANG! by writer Matt Kindt, artist Wilfredo Torres, colorist Nayoung Kim, and letterer Nate Piekos has sold out ahead of its publication on February 19, 2020.

Dark Horse Comics has announced a second printing, featuring a cover by legendary comic book artist Denys Cowan.

Since the series was first teased last fall at New York Comic Con, buzz has been building for the high octane spy thriller. The series has already sparked interest from film studios for media adaptation.

Orders close for the second printing cover on February 10, 2020.

BANG!

Your First Look at Matt Kindt and Matt Smith’s Folklords #4

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Folklords #4, the latest issue of an all-new original five-issue series from Eisner Award-nominated writer Matt Kindt, acclaimed artist Matt Smith, colorist Chris O’Halloran, and letterer Jim Campbell, about a young man whose forbidden quest reveals the shocking truth about his world and turns everything he ever knew upside down, available in February 26, 2020.

Ansel and his new ally Ugly begin to make their way to the Branch Library of Banned Books—and one step closer to the Folklords. But the Library is full of twists and turns they’ll never expect… and the closer they get, the harder it is for them to pin down where Ansel’s story is going to end…

Folklords #4 features main cover art by Matt Smith and a variant cover art by David Rubín.

Folklords #4

Preview: Black Badge Vol. 3 HC

Black Badge Vol. 3 HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Colorist: Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Matt Kindt
Price: $29.99

The Black Badges, a top-secret branch of boy scouts tasked with covert missions that no adult could ever undertake, have always been shrouded in mystery…until now. As the modern-day squad of Badges races to solve the murder of one of their own, they’ll discover the secrets of their organization’s past may be the key to building a better tomorrow.

The Eisner Award-nominated team of New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and illustrators Tyler Jenkins and Hilary Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust) conclude their action-packed examination of a world broken by adults…and the children responsible for fixing it.

Collects issues #9-12.

Black Badge Vol. 3 HC

Preview: Folklords #3

Folklords #3

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Matt Smith
Colorist: Chris O’Halloran
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: 
      Main Cover: Matt Smith
      Unlocked Retailer Variant Cover: Dustin Nguyen
Price: $3.99

Outside of the village, life is no fairy tale—and Ansel has learned this the hard way. Betrayed by one of his traveling companions, Ansel finds himself at the mercy of Hanz and Greta. He needs to escape before the worst happens, but the siblings have a story for him, and the truth is more gruesome than he could have imagined.

Folklords #3
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