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Unlock the Mystery of B.’s Tragic Existence in BRZRKR #4

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at BRZRKR #4, the newest issue in the top-selling twelve-issue limited series by the iconic Keanu Reeves and New York Times bestselling co-writer Matt Kindt, acclaimed artist Ron Garney, colorist Bill Crabtree, and letterer Clem Robins, about an immortal being’s eternal struggle with the hidden truth behind his existence, available in comic book stores worldwide on July 28, 2021.

What secret in B.’s past holds the KEY to his immortality? The last piece of B.’s tragic origin and the fate of his parents are revealed as Diana continues unearthing his memories, prompting a new mission in the present day. Will this one unlock the mystery that is his existence? Or will B. be cursed to wander the Earth forever?

BRZRKR #4 features main cover art by superstar illustrator Rafael Grampá and variant covers by superstar artists Christian Ward, and Mirka Andolfo.

BRZRKR #4

Review: The Lot #1

A new boss for a movie studio has arrived and discovered a mysterious lot that has been locked away for years. A lot that should remain locked away.

Story: Marguerite Bennett, Matt Kindt
Art: Renato Guedes, Doug Braithwaite
Color: Diego Rodriguez
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

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Bad Idea’s August Releases

HERO TRADE: PASSIVE / AGGRESSIVE

Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DAVID LAPHAM
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
A DOUBLE-DEALING, DOUBLE-BARRELED ONE-SHOT
IN GLORIOUS BLACK AND WHITE
$7.99 | 32 PGS. | NO ADS | ON SALE AUGUST 4, 2021

NOTE: Your order for the Final Five – ALL IN bundle will be added to your order of this issue. Example: Your order for the Final Five is 20 copies. You add 15 copies of this issue. Your initial shipment will be 35 copies.

Midnight in Los Angeles, and the brutal vigilante known as The Watch metes out justice, cleaning the street of lawbreaking scum. As fist meets face, The Watch’s phone rings: it’s Fred from Capitol A-1 Bank. The Watch has been hacked — actually, it’s his civilian identity — but Fred sure as shit doesn’t know who he’s talking to — he’s just calling the high-end clients to let them know their bank account’s been drained.

“Don’t worry,” Fred says. “We’re insured. It’ll be fine.”

“No it won’t,” The Watch replies.

The Watch is headed to Russia — with $8.8 billion reasons to kill every last member of the Russian hacking farm —and justice will be measured in broken bones and gallons of blood.

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and legendary illustrator David Lapham (Stray Bullets) give bone-shredding vengeance a name this August as another piece is placed on the HERO TRADE board in a tale guaranteed to shock and provoke.

THE LOT #2

Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art & Cover by RENATO GUEDES
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
FOUR ISSUES | MONTHLY | IN GLORIOUS BLACK AND WHITE
$5.99 EACH | 40 PGS. | ON SALE AUGUST 4, 2021
RATED: T+ FOR ABJECT TERROR, PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR AND INVOKING DESPAIR

In the 1970s, legendary filmmaker Oliver Larsen began production on what was to be his horror masterpiece. Obsessed with authenticity, the megalomaniacal director insisted on filming a real-life occult ritual performed by actual cult members. The cast and crew, of course, gave no credence to the cultists’ beliefs, but soon were proselytised as something awoke that day on the studio lot. In the bloody aftermath, the production was permanently shut down, the footage suppressed, and the soundstage that bore witness forever shuttered.

Until today.

Aviva Copeland is the newly promoted studio head — the youngest in decades. Great things are expected of her. Maybe greater than is fair. She has the unenviable task of restoring the studio’s fading image and resurrecting its financial viability. She’s up for the challenge. Poring over the sea of red in the company ledger she finds just the thing to help her do it — a prime piece of California real estate has been sitting unused on the studio books, hemorrhaging money for decades. Why would they let a lot this valuable just rot? Aviva will soon find her answer and with it she will discover that though the lot may have been closed for a half-century, it’s far from empty…and the evil that lives within its haunted walls will soon seize its chance to kill again.

New York Times best-selling writer Marguerite Bennett (Animosity, A-Force) and artist Renato Guedes (DCeased: Hope at World’s End) present a terrifying vision of horror and Hollywood in the boldly bloody Bad Idea manner!

THE LOT #2

TANKERS #3

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Cover by LEWIS LaROSA with LAURA MARTIN
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
THREE ISSUES | BI-MONTHLY
$5.99 EACH | 40 PGS. | RATED: T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 4, 2021

The CEO of global energy conglomerate Greenleaf Oil has just discovered a terrifying secret: the planet only has a decade or less of petroleum left before it’s gone forever. But he has a plan to make sure his great-great grandchildren can continue to generate maximum shareholder value – and secure his own legacy in the process. Rather than develop a game-changing renewable energy source through the power of corporate innovation, Greenleaf has perfected the next best thing – time travel (duh) – so that a team of six field-rat contractors armed to the teeth in individually customized mech suits can go back to the Cretaceous Period, tweak the trajectory of the meteor that killed the dinosaurs, and give mankind another 500 millennia worth of oil reserves. What could go wrong? Only all of human history, of course – because when Greenleaf’s team of Tankers come home, they’ll discover that not only did the dinosaurs never die out, they’ve kept evolving for another 60 million years…and they’re more pissed off than ever.

Bone-shredding destruction! Wanton corporate malfeasance! Reckless use of industrial machinery! And lots and lots of ammunition. Like a Saturday morning cartoon that’s run irresponsibly over-budget, New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Justice League), blockbuster artist Juan Jose Ryp (Wolverine), and colorist extraordinaire Andrew Dalhouse (The Multiversity Guidebook) are here to take all of our insecurities about mankind’s most self-destructive impulses and turn them up until the knob snaps off with the second of THREE MEGA-SIZED ISSUES SHIPPING BIMONTHLY (that means every other month, don’t look it up).

Review: ENIAC #4

ENIAC #4 wraps the series up in some interesting, but predictable, ways. Visually great but a bit of mixed quality as far as the story.

Story: Matt Kindt
Art: Doug Braithwaite, Doug Lapham
Color: Diego Rodriguez
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

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Zeus Comics


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Get Passive/Aggressive with Matt Kindt, David Lapham, and Bad Idea’s Hero Trade

Bad Idea has been revealing its final five series and the fourth reveal is Hero Trade: Passive/Aggressive from Matt Kindt and David Lapham. Coming August 4 it also includes a new Bad Idea B-Side in the one-shot.

Midnight in Los Angeles, and the brutal vigilante known as The Watch metes out justice, cleaning the street of lawbreaking scum. As fist meets face, The Watch’s phone rings: it’s Fred from Capitol A-1 Bank. The Watch has been hacked — actually, it’s his civilian identity — but Fred sure as shit doesn’t know who he’s talking to — he’s just calling the high-end clients to let them know their bank account’s been drained.

“Don’t worry,” Fred says. “We’re insured. It’ll be fine.”

“No it won’t,” The Watch replies.

The Watch is headed to Russia — with $8.8 billion reasons to kill every last member of the Russian hacking farm —and justice will be measured in broken bones and gallons of blood.

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and legendary illustrator David Lapham (Stray Bullets) give bone-shredding vengeance a name this August as another piece is placed on the HERO TRADE board in a tale guaranteed to shock and provoke.

Bad Idea Reveals Refuse x Last Resorts by Matt Kindt, Marguerite Sauvage, Mark Russell, and Adam Pollina

Bad Idea is revealing its final five series as it wraps up publishing in its current form. The second comic to be announced is Refuse x Last Resorts from an impressive group of creators.

First, from the limitless imaginations of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (River Run) and Eisner Award nominee Marguerite Sauvage (Bombshells) comes a very special tale of discovery in the outer reaches.

A woman awakens on an alien planet with no memory of her previous existence. She begins a quest to survive, relying on her wits, skills, and instincts to adapt to an inhospitable environment. After months barely surviving, she discovers a mysterious spacecraft at the bottom of a frozen lake. She dredges it, only to discover a blurred holographic image and distorted messages. She repairs the craft and journeys across the galaxy — but what is the ship’s destination, and who are the messages from?

Then, Mark Russell (Flintstones) joins forces with virtuoso artist Adam Pollina (Whalesville) for a tale of friendship and adventure in the far future.

Cyrus Garvey couldn’t believe his luck: If he agreed to attend a timeshare presentation, he’d get a free transporter trip anywhere in the galaxy. And those things are expensive! Cy sat through the hour-long presentation at Last Resorts Inc, passed on the timeshare, but took the vacation, and man was it a blast. A few days later, Cy’s friend gets the same invitation, but she’s reluctant to go — she can’t say no to a salesman. Cy agrees to sit through the presentation under her name, and she’s cool, as long as they can take a trip together.

Cy shows up to the presentation, takes a seat in the back and prepares to run out the clock on the hour, but is surprised to find a familiar face giving the sales presentation is…himself?!

Surely Last Resorts Inc., didn’t take Cy’s DNA from the transporter and clone him? Surely they didn’t build a bunch of clones as slave labor…and surely Cy didn’t agree to this in the fine print. Man, all Cy wanted was to get away for a few days…

Refuse is by Matt Kindt with art by Marguerite Sauvage who also provides the cover. Last Resorts is written by Mark Russell with art and cover by Adam Pollina. The double-shot retails for $9.99 and out on November 3, 2021.

Review: BRZRKR #3

BRZRKR #3

It’s easy to look at BRZRKR and see an action series that revels in the blood, gore, and over-the-top kills. But, when you sit down and read the comics, it’s far more. There’s a surprising amount of heart and focus on character for the series that was a clear tentpole pitch from the start. It’s a tentpole that is far better than expected. Beyond the introduction in the first issue, the second, and now BRZRKR #3, focus on B and his past. While we learn more about this character we also get a sense of his weariness. This is a warrior who is tired of the killing and wants to find peace. He’s a weapon that deep down no longer wants to be used as one. There’s a surprising amount of sadness and loneliness to it all. And it’s also surprisingly depressing.

BRZRKR #3 focuses on B’s past as he recounts his early years as he’s pointed in the direction of his tribe’s enemies. Bodies pile up and he questions his mention. He also questions how others see him. Writers Keanu Reeves and Matt Kindt focus a lot of the comic, and the previous, on the sadness of B.

What’s impressive is Reeves and Kindt pull this off in a cacophony of gore. BRZRKR #3 recounts battle after battle of B’s tribe where he’s sent in as a force of nature to destroy the masses. It’s a bloody visual where enemies are beaten to death with the stump of legs (literally). And through those visuals, we still feel sorry for B. The story shifts from one that’s pure action to one about the morality of using weapons, especially living ones. When does a soldier get to rest?

Ron Garney’s art feels like it channels Frank Miller in this issue. With color by Bill Crabtree and lettering by Clem Robins, the visuals are one of bloody battles. Bloody flies around, arrows stick out of B. The quiet of the issue are just breaks from the next adventure. And, even with all of that violence and bloody, it doesn’t distract. The way it’s all presented it feels a bit muted in the way enhancing the sadness of B. It doesn’t distract.

BRZRKR #3 is an impressive issue. It gives us a lot of action and pure destruction. But, it also focuses in on the impact of that all on a person. We get to see the weariness build. We get to see him question his role. It’s clear this is a series that’s about a soldier who no longer wants to fight but all he knows how to do is that. What started as a generic action story has developed into something far deeper.

Story: Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt Art: Ron Garney
Color: Bill Crabtree Letterer: Clem Robins
Story: 8.35 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: BRZRKR #3 (of 12)

BRZRKR #3 (of 12)

(W) Matt Kindt, Keanu Reeves (A) Ron Garney (CA) Rafael Grampá
In Shops: Jun 16, 2021
SRP: $3.99

The shocking history of B is revealed as Diana digs deeper into his memories.

Meanwhile, the mysterious Caldwell makes his next move to take advantage of this information – and put his master plan into motion.

BRZRKR #3 (of 12)

Dive Deeper Into B.’s Shocking History in BRZRKR #3

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at BRZRKR #3, the newest issue in the top-selling twelve-issue limited series by the iconic Keanu Reeves and New York Times bestselling co-writer Matt Kindt, acclaimed artist Ron Garney, colorist Bill Crabtree, and letterer Clem Robins, about an immortal being’s eternal struggle with the hidden truth behind his existence, available in comic book stores worldwide on June 16, 2021.

The shocking history of B. is revealed as Diana digs deeper into his memories. Meanwhile, the mysterious Caldwell makes his next move to take advantage of this information – and put his master plan into motion.

BRZRKR #3 features main cover art by superstar illustrator Rafael Grampá and variant covers by superstar artists Jeff Dekal, and Jenny Frison.

BRZRKR #3

Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals is Getting a Not First Printing

When Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals was initially released, Bad Idea wasn’t sure if they’d release a “Not First Printing” due to the unique nature of the printing. The publisher has decided that while it’s done with whale puns, it’s not done with the comic.

The 72-page perfect-bound format will return due to interest from stores.

Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals features two stories from Matt Kindt with art by Adam Pollina and Tony Millionaire and color by Matt Hollingsworth and James Campbell. The cover is by Pollina and Hollingsworth.

WHALESVILLE x ROCKS AND MINERALS Not First Printing
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