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Michel Fiffe Brings Panorama to Dark Horse

From Michel Fiffe, the creator of Copra, comes the new horror graphic novel Panorama, arriving May 2020.

Panorama brings to life the story of teen couple Kim and Augustus as they run away from their small town to the city. Upon their arrival, the couple is forced to navigate a horrific shared ability that will shape their lives forever. These runaways face hardships they never imagined as they define their identity, find love, and survive a gruesome metamorphosis unlike anything ever seen before.

The 144-page Panorama arrives in comic shops May 27, 2020 and bookstores June 9, 2020 for $19.99.


Review: Copra #1

Copra #1

Copra #1 kicks off a whole new volume of the beloved and praised indie series. But, it’s a new volume that’s really just a continuation of the old volume.

Creator Michel Fiffe has the difficult job of creating a first issue that is for both new and old readers. Copra had previously had a nice run with a lot of history and intrigue. Throwing that out and starting over would anger the fans who have been loyal for years. Still, with a new publisher, there’s an opportunity for a whole new audience looking for a superhero/spandex story not from the big two. Fiffe does a decent job in balancing the two aspects.

Copra follows a squad of members who will all remind you of other heroes from other publishers. That’s part of the fun. Fiffe gives them all enough of a twist to defy expectations or goes over the top with those expectations. It’s an off the rails indie version of Suicide Squad and it works so well.

The first issue picks up on their misadventures referencing where the previous volume ended but also attempting to give a starting point for new readers. It does a decent job at the latter though falls more into the former. So, it’s not completely new reader friendly.

Fiffe does do his best with an issue packed with materials explaining characters and what’s happened so far and that might help. Really, you should go back and get everything anyways since it’s that good.

The art is the usual pop indie style that Fiffe brings to everything he does. The style is unique and unlike anything else in comics and on the shelves. There’s something fun about the style.

Copra #1 isn’t the best starting point for new readers but does feel a bit like a fresh start at the same time with an energy befitting its new publisher Image Comics. If you’re looking for spandex action beyond the big two, it really doesn’t get much better than this and even with a higher profile Copra #1 continues the attitude that has made the series stand out.

Story: Michel Fiffe Art: Michel Fiffe
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Sierra Muerte

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Sierra Muerte

Michel Fiffe (w & a & c)

Visionary creator Michel Fiffe unleashes his imagination on the thrilling, amazing, and wonderful world of G.I. JOE! Eccentric soldiers battling bizarre terrorists take center stage in this bombastic account of G.I. Joe’s quintessential mission against Cobra! Through a beachside ambush, a compromised manhunt, and a revenge plan that backfires, America’s fighting elite risk life, love, and honor in this brutal globe-spanning adventure. Also contains back-up material featuring an in-depth exploration of the classic comic book series, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-524-1

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Sierra Muerte

Copra Returns with an All-New Ongoing Series in October

We reported when it was first announced but officially, Michel Fiffe’s critically-acclaimed superhero revenge series Copra will be returning with an all-new #1 launching this October from Image Comics.

Fiffe has earned praise for his work on ZegasGI Joe: Sierra MuerteBloodstrike Brutalists, and All-New Ultimates—but his creator-owned superhero series Copra is far and away his most renowned and sought-after work. The original sold-out 31-issue series ended on a cliffhanger, and fans have been clamoring for the next chapter ever since.

Copra #1 (Diamond Code AUG190053) will hit stores on Wednesday, October 2 and features 36 pages written, drawn, colored, and lettered by Fiffe. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, September 9.

Copra #1

Copra Gets a New First Issue this October

The popular indie series Copra found a new publisher in Image Comics this year and now it’s getting a new first issue. Michel Fiffe has revealed Copra #1, out this October. This is a brand new series and not a reprint of the original series. The new first issue picks up where the previous series left off with issue #31.

Copra is an “indie” Suicide Squad with Fiffe delivering a small press/alternative take on the popular superhero genre.

The series has been collected in five volumes that are well worth getting. Get Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4, and Volume 5 now and find out why this is a hidden gem of a comic series.

You can also listen to Fiffe talk Copra and more on Graphic Policy Radio.

Copra 2019 #1

Preview: G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte #3

G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte #3

Michel Fiffe (w & a & c)

A rush to the endgame reaches its big climax as a core team of select G.I. Joe operatives embark on the ultimate rescue mission! Will Snake Eyes defeat a brainwashed Storm Shadow in time to prevent a massacre? Betrayal, triumph, and twists & turns converge, crashing into the core of this primal conflict.

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte #3

Preview: G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte #2

G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte #2

Michel Fiffe (w & a & c)

While Stalker & Scarlett dodge downtown bullets, Baroness & Destro are cornered in a high-rise shootout. As the G.I. Joes circle closer to Cobra’s secret headquarters, an unlikely alliance in the battlefield of love is born. Can a dying Cobra Commander cling to his hate long enough to ensure victory?

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte #2

COPRA Heads to Image for Single Issues Too

COPRA Round One

I had assumed that the recent announcement that Michel Fiffe‘s COPRA being published by Image Comics would include future single issues. Apparently, that wasn’t clear to everyone.

In an email Fiffe gives two bits of updates.

Initially, trades of COPRA being sold by Image will be the remaining stock from Bergen Street, its former publishers. The only new edition will be “Round Two.” Once those Bergen editions are sold through, future printings will be by Image and the only difference will be the Image logo instead of Bergen Street.

Fiffe is also working on new issues and those will bew released by Image as well. Fiffe said that he wants to focus on making the comics and Image will help eleviate some of his tasks.

This is an amazing series and if you haven’t had a chance to get it, do so now!

Michel Fiffe’s Copra Heads to Image

Michel Fiffe‘s Copra has found a new home at Image Comics. The series was previously published by Bergen Street Press. In January it was announced the comic series was heading to a new publisher.

All five volumes of the series will be available at once, allowing comic fans to catch up on the critically acclaimed series.

Each trade paperback collects six issues of the series.

Copra, Vol. 1-5 trade paperbacks will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 1. The final order cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is Monday, April 8. They’ll be available at bookstores on Tuesday, May 7.

About Copra, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1391-0, Diamond Code MAR190056):
They’re ugly. They’re mean. But up until today, they’ve always been loyal. So when one of their own betrays them, COPRA has no choice but to turn their nightmarish skills back on everyone who ever even looked at them funny. Collects Copra #1-6.

Copra Round 1

About Copra, Vol. 2 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1392-7, Diamond Code MAR190057):
Genocide ain’t a pretty thing to see, but there’s no time to mourn when your face is at the edge of the abyss. Scarred, desperate, and alone, COPRA will clear their name in a brutal reckoning with the forces that screwed them over and sold them out in Michel Fiffe’s unmatched juggernaut of violence. Collects Copra #7-12.

Copra Round 2

About Copra, Vol. 3 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1393-4, Diamond Code MAR190058):
Old friends and older habits, cell blocks and beaches. Grandma’s homemade recipes and a cartel slaughterhouse. This is what the men and women of COPRA call downtime. Their habit is vengeance, and they couldn’t stop if they wanted to. It’s the third volume of Michel Fiffe’s overpowering superhero sidewinder. Collects Copra #13-18.

Copra Round 3

About Copra, Vol. 4 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1394-1, Diamond Code MAR190059):
The return of the world’s favorite revenge team is marked by back-to-back brutality and psychedelic suspense. Our team gets served the same penalties they’ve dished out in the wake of a prison break, an unstoppable assassin, and a seminal showdown. Keep up as COPRA’s kill list gets checked off at the peak of their mondo bizarro bloodlust. Collects Copra #19-24.

Copra Round 4

About Copra, Vol. 5 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1395-8, Diamond Code MAR190060):
How do you measure loyalty in a treacherous world? In the latest collection of Michel Fiffe’s wildly popular superhero action masterpiece, the answer is found at the end of a fist, the blade of a sword, and the mouth of a gun. Crush or be crushed. The place is anywhere. The time is now. Collects Copra #26-31.

Copra Round 5

Review: G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte #1

G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte #1

Eccentric soldiers dominating bizarre terrorists are showcased in this bombastic account of G.I. Joe’s quintessential mission against Cobra! Through a beachside ambush, a compromised manhunt, and a revenge plan that backfires, America’s fighting elite risk life, love, and honor in this brutal globe-spanning adventure.

When I see Michel Fiffe‘s name on a comic property from my childhood, I immediately know it’s going to be a story that feels like it sprung from my childhood. Fiffe has a knack for putting together stories that feel like they’re a fan playing with the toys and just seeing where it goes. G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte #1 is an example of that as the Joes take on Cobra in an over the top and at times humorous adventure.

Fiffe brings his usual enthusiasm to the story creating his own take that you can feel his love of the material. There are the usual ticks of Fiffe that includes a storytelling style that at times can be a bit choppy and action that can be as well. Again, this adds to the charm in a way making it feel like a child full of enthusiasm telling a story.

On top of Fiffe’s entertaining story, Chad Bowers delivers some history of G.I. Joe, in this case the varied geography of the fictional world.

It all comes together for a comic for those that love G.I. Joe and have fond memories creating battles of their own with their imagination.

Story: Michel Fiffe Art: Michel Fiffe
Story: 7.25 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.40 Recommendation: Read

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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