Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Matt Smith Colorist: Chris O’Halloran Letterer: Jim Campbell Cover Artists: Main Cover: Matt Smith Unlocked Retailer Variant: Jeff Smith Price: $3.99
Ansel and his motley crew converge on the Library of Banned Books, and finally come face to face with a Folklord—but are any of them ready for this encounter, and what it will mean for their entire world?
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Story: Duane Swierczynski, Matt Kindt Art: Manuel Garcia, Arturo Lozzi, Barry Kitson, Matthew Clark, Matt Ryan, Stefano Gaudiano, Mark Pennington, Clayton Crain, ChrisCross Color: Ian Hannin, Moose Baumann, Brian Reber, Chris Sotomayor Letterer: Rob Steen, Dave Sharpe
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BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Folklords #5, the final 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 on March 25, 2020.
Ansel and his motley crew converge on the Library of Banned Books, and finally come face to face with a Folklord—but are any of them ready for this encounter, and what it will mean for the future of their entire world?
Folklords #5 features main cover art by series artist Smith as well as variant cover art by Jeff Smith, creator of the bestselling worldwide phenomenon, Bone.
The debut issue of the hit comic book series BANG! by writer Matt Kindt, artist Wilfredo Torres, colorist Nayoung Kim, and letterer Nate Piekos is going back to press for a third printing, featuring an all new cover by acclaimed artist David Rubín.
The first printing of BANG! #1 sold out ahead of publication, following widespread press attention and endorsements from Keanu Reeves and some of the comic book industry’s most respected writers and artists. Following the sell out of the second printing, a third printing of BANG! will go on sale from Dark Horse Comics on April 1, 2020. Orders close for the third printing cover on March 9th, 2020.
The final chapter for the Grass Kings is here, as the illegal trailer park kingdom wards off attacks from both outwards and within. To defend their kingdom, the three brothers must find a way to put their differences aside and defend the sacred land that’s been passed down through generations.
From the lauded creative team of New York Times bestselling author Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and illustrators Tyler & Hilary Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust), Grass Kings Volume Three concludes the multiple Eisner Award-nominated rural mystery series that examines the lengths man will go to protect their own.
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…
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 member, who 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 Ideawill 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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
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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”!