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A Wave Blue World Kickstarts Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope

Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope

A Wave Blue World has announced the launch of its latest anthology, Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope which is now raising funds on Kickstarter. The graphic novel anthology is a sequel to All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World which received a Ringo Award nomination for “best anthology.”

Maybe Someday is a new full-color anthology presenting over twenty-five aspirational stories to lift the spirits of readers and instill the hope that a brighter future is possible. Maybe Someday also reunites the publisher with the editorial team of Matt Miner and Eric Palicki.

The Maybe Someday Kickstarter campaign, running through the entire month of June, offers a Kickstarter exclusive cover, which is only available to backers. The cover art is by Max Dunbar with colors by Espen Grundetjern. Logo and cover design are by Tim Daniel. A different cover by this same team will be featured on the direct market edition when the book comes out later this year.

Other rewards include a digital sketchbook, signed bookplates, and combo packs of previously published anthologies.

Check out the full list of creators taking part, it’s a who’s who of comic talent:

Natasha Alterici, Alejandro Aragon, Darren Auck, Max Bemis, Anthony Breznican, Ryan Cady, Mario Candelaria, Joe Caramagna, Tyler Chin-Tanner, Gab Contreras, Shawn Daley, Jono Diener, Jeff Edwards, Greg Anderson Elysee, Mike Feehan, Ryan Ferrier, Joe Glass, Isaac Goodhart, Adam Gorham, Hagai, Ray-Anthony Height, Josh Hood, Daniel Kibblesmith, Konner Knudsen, Michael Kupperman, Alisa Kwitney, Valentine De Landro, Robert Lee, Yasmin Liang, Mauricet, John McFarlane, Matt Miner, Christopher Mitten, Michael Moreci, Steve Niles, Eric Palicki, Emily Pearson, Stephanie Phillips, Curt Pires, Sebastian Piriz, Andy Poole, Nick Pyle, Rod Reis, Renfamous, Marco Rudy, Ethan Sacks, Phillip Sevy, Erica Shultz, Martin Simmonds, Aubrey Sitterson, Stelladia, Sally Jane Thompson, Zoe Thorogood, Bobby Timony, and Rockwell White.

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Days of Endless Adventure

Dungeons & Dragons: Days of Endless Adventure

Jim Zub (Author) Max Dunbar (Artist) Nelson Daniel (Artist) Netho Diaz (Artist) Hydro74 (Cover Artist)

Go beyond your tabletop campaignor fuel it with new materialin this trio of immersive adventures set in the boundless world of the Forgotten Realms.

A new generation of heroes, led by a revived Minsc and Boo, rises to protect Baldur’s Gate, but they’ll soon find themselves fighting evil forces throughout the Realms and beyond. Whether they’re stopping a plot by the Cult of the Dragon to destroy the city; escaping from the endless night of Ravenloft in the Demiplane of Dread; or facing down frost-giant raiding parties in the frigid Spine of the World, the action never stops! GO FOR THE EYES, BOO! 

Collects Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s GateDungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire, and Dungeons and Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury.

Dungeons & Dragons: Days of Endless Adventure

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #3 (of 5)

Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #3 (of 5)

(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Max Dunbar
In Shops: May 20, 2020
SRP: $3.99

An entire city sent sliding into Hell, and the Baldur’s Gate heroes are trapped along for the ride! With infernal devils attacking from every side and no way home, how will our heroes survive?

Infernal Tides continues the D&D comic odyssey written by Jim Zub (D&D: Legends of Baldur’s Gate, D&D: Shadow of the Vampire, Avengers) with artwork by Max Dunbar (Avengers, D&D: Legends of Baldur’s Gate)!

Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #3 (of 5)

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Days of Endless Adventure

Dungeons & Dragons: Days of Endless Adventure

Jim Zub (Author) Max Dunbar (Artist) Nelson Daniel (Artist) Netho Diaz (Artist) Hydro74 (Cover Artist)

Go beyond your tabletop campaignor fuel it with new materialin this trio of immersive adventures set in the boundless world of the Forgotten Realms.

A new generation of heroes, led by a revived Minsc and Boo, rises to protect Baldur’s Gate, but they’ll soon find themselves fighting evil forces throughout the Realms and beyond. Whether they’re stopping a plot by the Cult of the Dragon to destroy the city; escaping from the endless night of Ravenloft in the Demiplane of Dread; or facing down frost-giant raiding parties in the frigid Spine of the World, the action never stops! GO FOR THE EYES, BOO! 

Collects Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s GateDungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire, and Dungeons and Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury.

Dungeons & Dragons: Days of Endless Adventure

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #2 (of 5)

Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #2 (of 5)

(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Max Dunbar
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99

A devil-tainted puzzle box sends our heroes to the fortress-library known as Candlekeep. If Minsc and his companions can’t unravel its secrets in time, thousands of innocent souls will be lost, including their own! Infernal Tides continues the D&D comic odyssey written by Jim Zub (D&D: Legends of Baldur’s Gate, D&D: Shadows of the Vampire, Avengers) with artwork by Max Dunbar (Avengers, D&D: Legends of Baldur’s Gate)!

Dungeons & Dragons: Ingernal Tides #2 (of 5)

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #1

Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #1

(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Max Dunbar
In Shops: Dec 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

A new Dungeons & Dragons adventure begins here!

Minsc and his friends are caught in the middle of devil-tainted corruption that has taken hold of Baldur’s Gate. Unravelling the secret of its source will take our heroes to unexpected places and threaten the sanctity of their very souls. Even if they survive this perilous journey, there will be Hell to pay!

Infernal Tides continues the D&D comic odyssey written by Jim Zub (D&D: Evil at Baldur’s Gate, D&D: Shadows of the Vampire, Avengers) with artwork by Max Dunbar (Avengers, D&D: Legends of Baldur’s Gate)!

Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #1

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Baldur’s Gate 100-Pager

Dungeons & Dragons: Baldur’s Gate 100-Pager

(W) Jim Zub (A) Various (A/CA) Max Dunbar
In Shops: Nov 06, 2019
SRP: $5.99

Join Minsc, Delina, Krydle, Shandie, and Boo the Miniature Giant Space Hamster on their original adventures in this oversized, value-priced, introductory issue! Dungeons & Dragons is more popular than ever-now is the perfect time to join the fun, and this is the perfect place to start!

Dungeons & Dragons: Baldur's Gate 100-Pager

Preview: Alpha Flight: True North #1

Alpha Flight: True North #1

(W) Jim Zub, Jed MacKay, Ed Brisson (A) Max Dunbar, Djibril Morissette-Phan, Scott Hepburn (CA) Nick Bradshaw
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $4.99

STRONG AND FREE!

Grab your hat and come travel light… adventure lies just around the bend! Three brand-new tales no one has ever told…until now! Join the greatest creators the Great White North has to offer as we unearth the secret history of the classic Alpha Flight stalwarts: Puck! Snowbird! Talisman! Northstar! Marrina! Guardian! Vindicator!

Alpha Flight: True North #1

Jim Zub and Max Dunbar Reunite for Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides this November

IDW Publishing reunites the Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate creative team of writer Jim Zub and artist Max Dunbar for an all-new adventure: Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides! Debuting in November 2019, the five-issue miniseries delves into the mythology established in the highly-anticipated D&D adventure Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus arriving on September 17.

In Infernal Tides, fan-favorite Minsc and his friends are caught in the middle of devil-tainted corruption that has taken hold of Baldur’s Gate. Unravelling the secret of its source will take the heroes to unexpected places and threaten the sanctity of their very souls. Even if they survive this perilous journey, there will be Hell to pay!

Infernal Tides, while an accommodating entry point for intrepid new readers, rewards longtime fans as the continuation of Jim Zub’s epic comic book storyline which began with Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate and continued into Shadows of the VampireFrost Giant’s Fury, and Evil at Baldur’s Gate.

Review: Stone Star #1

Stone Star #1

Stone Star is a mobile asteroid where entertainment abounds, and competition and celebrity are intertwined. Gladiators fight to find their fortune, but there are other secrets lurking beneath the surface as a new season begins. Stone Star is also the brand new comiXology Original series from writer Jim Zub and Max Dunbar.

Teased for a few days, the comic’s release is a bit of a surprise and most welcome as it introduces us a to a world that both feels familiar and new. It’s familiar in that a floating pleasure world is something we’ve seen before in sci-fi worlds but there’s something about this particular iteration that’s interesting and unique (though I can’t quite put my finger on it).

The first issue revolves around Dail, who along with with his friend Kitzo are thieves stealing scraps/junk to survive. Through them, we’re introduced and get a tour of Stone Star, a floating pleasure world. While we don’t see a ton of it, we see enough to get a sense of the world and two solid set ups for what’s coming next.

The art by Dunbar, with color by Espen Grundet Jern and lettering by Marshall Dillon is solid. There’s some solid designs to the characters and aliens that again at times feels familiar but unique too. The facility feels like you’re seeing the underbelly of an entertainment operation, going behind the curtain and into the halls of the support staff and stage hands. There’s a gritty and dirtiness about it all that makes the world lived in and combined with some solid perspectives and use of panels, creates a visually interesting world.

The comic is unexpected but quite welcome. The story is a solid introduction that has a nice set up for the second issue and the characters and world shown are intriguing to the point I want to find out more. What exactly Zub and Dunbar have planned, there’s two intriguing plot points, is unknown but where things go from this first issue feels like a story that I want to spend some time with and a world I want to explore.

Story: Jim Zub Art: Max Dunbar
Color: Espen Grundet Jern Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0
Recommendation: Buy
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