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Get a look at Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel’s Terrifying Harrower #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Harrower #1, the premier issue of a brand new four-issue limited series from Spread creator and co-creator of The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, writer Justin Jordan, with highly acclaimed artist Brahm Revel, and letterer Pat Brosseau, about a horrifying ancient legend that lurks within a small, forgotten town, available in stores on February 8, 2023.

There’s nothing to fear in the quaint town of Barlowe, New York–except, that is, for the Harrower. The children wish this boogeyman was just an urban legend, but this purveyor of puritanical vengeance against the unrighteous is very real, and there’s no escape, because the Harrower seems unkillable, and spans generations, always returning… 

What secrets will Jessa Brink, a teenage girl obsessed with the Harrower, uncover, and will she be able to escape the pull of her morbid fixation?

Harrower #1 features main cover art by series artist Revel, and variant covers by highly acclaimed artists Erica Henderson, Michael Walsh, and InHyuk Lee.

Harrower #1

Get a first look at Dark Ride #4 by Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan

Skybound has unveiled a first look at Dark Ride #4, which concludes the epic first arc of the hit new horror comic book series. From the iconic Birthright team of writer Joshua Williamson, artist Andrei Bressan, colorist Adriano Lucas, and letterer Pat BrosseauDark Ride takes place in an amusement park known as the scariest place on Earth—Devil Land.  

The secret of Arthur Dante’s deal with the devil is revealed. Now, Halloween and Sam, heirs to the empire, must decide whose side they’re really on. It’s an occult world after all… 

Dark Ride #4 continues an impressive variant cover lineup that has run throughout the series’ first arc. In addition to the main cover by Bressan and series colorist Adriano Lucas, Dark Ride’s Cover B variant spotlights park mascot Danny D. Evil, with an issue #4 cover by Michael Walshwhile Cover C showcases Devil Land’s resident femme fatale and horror aficionado, Halloween, with the first four issues’ cover art by Sweeney Boo.  

Additionally, megastar creator Tony Fleecs is art directing a classic homage poster variant program. The 1:25 incentives will span the Cover D slot of Dark Ride’s first four issues, bringing on a new guest artist for each cover. Dennis Culver is the artist at the helm for issue #4, with the Dark Ride world’s rendition of Devil Tales.  

Dark Ride #4 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.  

The full list of covers is below: 

  • Dark Ride #4 CVR A by Bressan & Lucas (Diamond Code NOV220211)  
  • Dark Ride #4 CVR B (Danny D. Evil Mascot Variant) by Walsh (NOV220212) 
  • Dark Ride #4 CVR C (Halloween Character Spotlight Variant) by Boo (NOV220213)  
  • Dark Ride #4 CVR D 1:25 INCV (Classic Homage Poster Cover) by Culver & Fleecs (NOV220214) 

Blood Stained Teeth sinks into a new story arc in November

Popular horror/crime series Blood Stained Teeth by Eisner Award winning Christian Ward and Patric Reynolds will kick off an all new story arc this November with the release of issue #6. This highly anticipated interstitial story will feature the talents of guest artist Mack Chater and land on shelves this November from Image Comics.

This special standalone tale answers: Who is Dr. Beverly Phelps and why is she hunting the villainous First Born?

Blood Stained Teeth first launched to immense critical acclaim in April and follows main character Atticus Sloane—misanthrope, criminal, asshole, and vampire—who lives in a world where blood isn’t the only thing vamps crave. For the right price, he’ll make anyone a vampire too. After all, immortality isn’t cheap.

The series is the perfect read for fans of 100 Bullets and Killadelphia or any reader who enjoys a good crime comic with a vampiric twist.

Blood Stained Teeth #6 will be available at comic book shops and across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play, on Wednesday, November 2:

  • Cover A by Ward – Diamond Code JUL228254
  • Cover B by Michael Walsh – Diamond Code JUL228255
Blood Stained Teeth #6

Jughead: The Hunger Vol. 1 Comes to Graphic Audio Today!

Archie’s Madhouse brings the first collection of the terrifying horror series that tears through Riverdale’s cast of characters.

Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite… but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family’s dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artists Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers) and Pat & Tim Kennedy (Death of Archie) for this horrifying audiobook series. Adapted from the issues and produced with a full cast of actors, immersive sound effects and cinematic music! 

by Frank Tieri, Michael Walsh, Pat & Tim Kennedy, and Joe Eisma
Release Date: Dec 17, 2021
Approximate Running Time: 2 Hours
ISBN #: 9781685085599

Preview: Ninjak #2


Pre-order Cover by DAVID LOPEZ
On sale AUGUST 25th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

Part 2 of “Daylight!”

Who are the trio of extremely powerful bounty hunters hunting Ninjak?

Javier Pulido and Jeff Parker’s next stop on their action-packed thrill ride brings Ninjak and fellow agent, Myna, to Scotland in search of the last remnants of MI6…


Preview: Shadowman #4


Written by CULLEN BUNN
Cover C (Horror Movie Homage) by JUAN GIMENEZ
Pre-order Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY
On sale JULY 28th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

Masters of Horror Cullen Bunn and Jon Davis-Hunt bring Shadowman’s descent into the darkness of London.

Danger is a drug and it’s deep in the veins of mankind. Shadowman’s on a quest to find the source of his hallucinations and Jack has less control than he once thought. The worst has happened… Deadside has arrived.


Review: The Silver Coin #4

The Silver Coin #4

The Silver Coin is an anthology centered around different people finding a silver coin and getting great power as well as being cursed by it. Each issue features art from Michael Walsh and a script from a different writer, who also tells a story in a different genre. The Silver Coin #4 is written by Jeff Lemire and is a sci-fi dystopia story more in the vein of his series Descender than Vertigo’s Sweet Tooth. It’s set in 2467 AD where the difference between rich and poor is almost cartoonish, technological enhancements abound, and a woman is trying to get away from the cops with a few credits she nabbed from another poor soul on the outskirts of the city when she discovers, yep, the Silver Coin, and madness ensues.

My overall thoughts about The Silver Coin #4 are that I enjoy the world and setting of the comic, and Walsh and co-colorist Toni Marie Griffin turn in some damn good chase sequences, but I feel like I didn’t get to know this story’s protagonist and felt a little unsatisfied by how this story wrapped up. Also, the comic despite its “twist” ending really cries out to be a two-parter to see more of the effects of the Silver Coin on the main character. She’s like patient zero, and I want to how she fares in the big, rich city. I guess wanting more is a sign of a good entry in a serial series, but The Silver Coin is connected one-shots. Also, despite being a standard length comic book, The Silver Coin #4 felt shorter than its page length even though I definitely lingered on the gorgeous storytelling and horrifying details of Michael Walsh’s art.

Seeing a talented storyteller cut loose in different genres has been the main highlight of The Silver Coin, and this issue is no exception with Walsh and Griffin getting down to the nitty gritty of designing and chronicling a futuristic world where the income gap is beyond literal. His approach to cybernetics is very body horror with characters using worm-like appendages to “hack” into other characters and take their or money or even their lives. Humans and machines may or may not symbiotic throughout The Silver Coin #4 with the police character treating his tech like another toy at his disposal to protect the wealthy .001 percenters while our protagonist almost holds her breath as she waits for a transaction to go through for her getaway bike. That fear of having enough money in your bank account or that the technology/app just writes is a modern fear writ even larger in the post-apocalyptic wasteland setting.

And speaking of wasteland, Michael Walsh lays out one hell of a chase scene with Jeff Lemire plotting out plenty of tension and obstacles along the way and creating a couple kinds of conflict with the police officer chasing the protagonist as well as her cybernetics taking her away that doesn’t look like a smooth getaway. (It’s relatable for anyone who has opted to take that “shortcut” in Waze instead of staying on the main roads.) Walsh uses speed lines, diagonal panels, and big red and blue color schemes to build up intensity while using smaller panels with close-up of characters’ faces to create a sense of hopelessness that only a magical/haunted/cursed item like The Silver Coin could get the protagonist out of this bind as she surrounded, out-teched, and outgunned.

The energy of the chase doesn’t level out when the protagonist ditches her bike and goes on foot, and Michael Walsh and Toni Marie Griffin introduce a faded grey color palette and a setting that reminds me a lot of 1980s New York (Sans the people) in the first Valerian and Laureline volume. The greys create feelings of nostalgia and recognition as it has a similar vibe to the previous issues when their protagonists find The Silver Coin, and the premonition starts to sink in. Then, Lemire and Walsh kick into epic mode to show the final confrontation between the cop and the protagonist with black bars framing the action as the lines between science fiction and horror blur. However, as I mentioned earlier, the ending of The Silver Coin #4 seems more like a cliffhanger than powerful conclusion.

The Silver Coin #4 isn’t my favorite installment of the anthology, has a pretty one-dimensional protagonist, and a conclusion that had me going, “Wait, that was it.” However, Jeff Lemire, Michael Walsh, and Toni Marie Griffin craft a memorable dystopian hellscape, and there are some cool chase scenes, action bits, and seriously creepy panels of techno-horror. But this is more part one of a two part sci-fi TV show pilot than Tharg’s Future Shocks with extra pages.

Story: Jeff Lemire Art/Letters: Michael Walsh
Colors: Michael Walsh and Toni Marie Griffin
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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The Silver Coin Goes Ongoing to Continue its Tales of Horror

Michael Walsh’s new horror anthology The Silver Coin is being extended into an ongoing series this August in response to its breakout success and positive reception among fans.

The bestselling series, which has thus far showcased a murderers’ row of talent—including Chip Zdarsky, Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson, and Jeff Lemire—will continue to send chills down readers spines with Joshua Williamson, Ram V, Matthew Rosenberg, and Vita Ayala on board to serve up thrilling new stories. 

Each issue of The Silver Coin tells a tale of terror in a shared supernatural world. The story starts in 1978 with a failing rock band whose fortune suddenly changes when they find the mysterious Silver Coin. Little do they know that fame comes with a cost, and a curse is always hungry.

The Silver Coin #5 Cover A by Michael Walsh (Diamond Code JUN210246) and The Silver Coin #5 Cover B by Maya McKibbin (Diamond Code JUN210247) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 11. 

Your First Look at Jace’s Uncertain Fate in Magic #2

BOOM! Studios have released a first look at Magic #2, the next issue of the new original comic book series from acclaimed writer Jed MacKay, artist Ig Guara, colorist Arianna Consonni, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, perfect for new readers and long time fans, available on May 12, 2021.

With their homes rocked by an attack – and Jace Beleren’s life hanging in the balance – Planeswalkers Kaya, Ral, and Vraska must discover who is behind it all. But as they begin to suspect one of Ravnica’s most prominent Guilds is behind the attack, it becomes clear their enemy may be plotting something even more destructive…

Magic #2 also features main cover art by acclaimed artist Matteo Scalera as well as variant cover art by Ig Guara, Daniel Warren Johnson, Michael Walsh, Jahnoy Lindsay, and Kael Ngu.

Magic #2

The Silver Coin #1 is a Hit on the Charts and Gets a Second Printing

The Silver Coin #1 by Eisner Award winning creative team Michael Walsh and Chip Zdarsky has sold out instantly upon release at the distributor level and is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with demand. This second printing will feature new cover artwork by Walsh.

Each issue of Silver Coin will tell a tale of terror in a shared supernatural world interwoven with common characters and overlapping stories. The series begins in 1978 with a failing rock band whose fortune suddenly changes when they find the mysterious Silver Coin. Little do they know that fame comes with a cost, and a curse is always hungry.

Subsequent issues of The Silver Coin will showcase the talents of Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson, and Jeff Lemire.

The Silver Coin #1, second printing (Diamond Code FEB219272) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 5.

Read our review.

The Silver Coin #1, second printing
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