Welcome to Briggs Land: nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, representing the largest anti-government secessionist movement in the United States. The battle continues in the second series: Briggs Land: Lone Wolves, featuring New York Times best-selling writer Brian Wood and interior artist Mack Chater, and colorist Lee Loughridge. Matthew Woodson and art legend Kim Jung Gi lend their respective artistic skills to the cover and variant cover.
The first issue Briggs Land: Lone Wolves finds Isaac Briggs seeking the solace of the hiking trails around Briggs Land as he comes to terms with his past military service in Afghanistan. When two random backpackers accidentally wander onto the Land, an innocent situation quickly turns dangerous and threatens to expose the Briggs family to the media.
Brian Wood is currently adapting Briggs Land for AMC TV, serving as writer and executive producer, with producing partners A24.
The first issue Briggs Land: Lone Wolves (of six) goes on sale June 14, 2017.
When Mondo first saw Matthew Woodson‘s beautiful artwork for the Luke Cage, Daredevil and Jessica Jones vinyl soundtracks, they knew that they’d make for an awesome poster set. Tomorrow they’ll have The Defenders available as screen prints, each featuring a layer of spot varnish to bring different elements of the illustration to life.
All three posters will be available for sale at a random time tomorrow.
Daredevil by Matthew Woodson. 18″x24″ screen print with spot varnish. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45
Jessica Jones by Matthew Woodson. 24″x18″ screen print with spot varnish. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45
Luke Cage by Matthew Woodson. 18″x24″ screen print with spot varnish. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45
This is 1775. With the War for Independence playing out across the colonies, Seth and Mercy Abbott find their new marriage tested at every turn as the demands of the frontlines and the home front collide. Rebels details the epic story of the colonists who, in a few short, turbulent years, created the nation of America. Collects Rebels #1–#10.
Rebels is an exciting tapestry of fiction, and history. It’s a fictional story, steeped in reality and history. While it is clear there are some parts that are based on real, historical events like the Boston Massacre, it’s all told through a fictional character. For the most part, the mix of personal narratives and dialogue breathes a sense of realism. The way Brian Wood writes the Seth Abbot character seems to be a mix of history, fiction, and personal experience as someone who grow in the same location, but in a different era.
The artwork by Andrea Mutti, Matthew Woodson, Ariela Kristantina, and Tristan Jones is just as superb as the story. The cover portrays this sense of history in a eye catching yet simple style. Colors change as the story switches between plot, flashbacks, and action. Honestly, the attention the artists payed to be historically accurate (as they can be) is stunning.
Story: Brian Wood Art: Andrea Mutti, Matthew Woodson, Ariela Kristantina, Tristan Jones
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: A must have for fans of historical fiction
Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
A standalone one-shot story featuring the lush artwork of Matthew Woodson (Northlanders, Meathaus), this issue takes the American folktale of Molly Pitcher and brings to it fresh relevance as a poignant commentary on the subjects of veterans’ rights and women in combat. Not to be missed.
Brian Wood (W), Matthew Woodson (A)
Jordie Bellaire (C)
Tula Lotay (Cover)
On sale Oct. 14