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Preview: Bloodborne: The Healing Thirst #6


Writer: Ales Kot
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Cover A: Morgan Jeske
Cover B: Piotr Kowalski, Brad Simpson
Cover C: Damien Worm
Publisher: Titan Comics
33pp, $3.99, On sale October 24, 2018

Ales Kot delves deeper into FromSoft’s horror gaming classic. The dreadful secrets of The Healing Church are laid bare.

Image Expo 2014: Nick Spencer Brings Three All-New Series to Image

In 2014, Nick Spencer will team up with three different artists and launch three new thriller series sure to capture readers’ imaginations.

A contemporary fantasy epic with a spy thriller aesthetic, Paradigms will showcase art by Butch Guice and explore a world that exists beyond, or more specifically behind, ours. In the shadows where magic is real, warring clans of sorcerers battle for power and the favor of their gods.

A sci-fi thriller of dead worlds, lost secrets, and hidden dangers, Cerulean, with art by Frazer Irving, follows the last survivors of the destruction of Earth as they struggle to rebuild civilization on a distant planet full of its own mysteries.

In the Great Beyond, featuring art by Morgan Jeske a “post-life community” values the size of your bank account over morals and values—and your place in the hereafter is determined by it. But then polite society is rocked by the apparent suicide of one of its own.

Paradigms, Cerulean, and Great Beyond are all new, ongoing science-fiction/fantasy series coming to Image Comics in 2014.

great beyond paradigms

Preview: Zero #4

Zero #4

Story By: Ales Kot
Art By: Morgan Jeske
Art By: Jordie Bellaire
Cover By: Morgan Jeske
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: OCT130635
Published: December 18, 2013

Rio, 2019. Edward Zero looks in a mirror and the mirror gives him unsettling answers. The mirror being Carlyle, ex-Agency spy, holed up in a favela, running his own gang.


Liberator teams up with HC Punk band Earth Crisis and More!

With its debut slate of comics wrapping up, Black Mask Studios, is teasing what we can expect in March 2014, with the full line-up being announced next month. The creator-supporting comics publisher was founded by Matt Pizzolo, Brett Gurewitz,and Steve Niles.

One of the more interesting debuts from the publisher in 2013 was 12 Reasons to Die. The transmedia story integrated a comic and album release, not shocking since two people behind it were RZA and Ghostface Killah. Black Mask Studios is continuing this collaborative and interesting effort in 2014 with their announced team-up of the legendary animal rights hardcore punk band Earth Crisis with the animal-avenging vigilante story Liberator for Liverator/Earth Crisis: Salvation of Innocents. Black Mask revealed that the 12 Reasons To Die comic book sold nearly as many copies in record stores as it did in comic book stores, demonstrating how effective this multi-pronged distribution approach can be at finding new readers for comic book creators.

Black Mask’s primary goal is to support comics creators, and part of that is by cultivating a space where creators can feel safe to support one another. The March debuting Liberator Volume 1 collected book reflects this mission’s success so far, with the book featuring 40 brand new, previously unreleased comic stories taking place in the world of Liberator written by a range of creators including Tim Seeley, Ales Kot, Ed Brisson , Alex de Campi, Frank Barbiere, Fabian Rangel Jr, Megan Hutchison, Matt Pizzolo, Matthew Rosenberg, and Adam Egypt Mortimer.

Check what you can expect Liberator related in March 2014 below!

LIBERATOR/EARTH CRISIS: Salvation of Innocents #1

Creator: Matt Miner
Producer: Matt Pizzolo
Writers: Matt Miner, Earth Crisis
Illustrators: Javier Aranda (pencils/inks), Joaquin Pereyra (colors).
Cover A: Menton3
Cover B: Rod Reis
32 pages / T+ / Full-color / $3.99
Comic book street date: March 5
Album street date: March 4 (Candlelight Records)

“Earth Crisis has wanted to have a comic that went along with an album’s lyrical concept for a while, but we didn’t think one existed that shared the same vision of the band, until now! Liberator and Matt Miner are just what we’ve been waiting for, and we are honored to have him help us tell the story!” -Earth Crisis

“Working with EARTH CRISIS on the comic book side of Salvation of Innocents has been a dream project for me.  Our styles, ethics, and ideologies are a fitting match and I’m super excited for folks to read the story.” -Matt Miner, creator Liberator

“It’s crazy to me that it took twenty years for comics to produce a set of animal-minded vigilantes strong enough to roll with EARTH CRISIS. It’s probably the most perfectly aligned superhero team-up ever.” -Matt Pizzolo, Black Mask Studios

Hardcore punk legends Earth Crisis join forces with Liberator for this unique comics & music collaboration, telling the story of a young janitor in an animal testing lab who stumbles on a dark conspiracy and is inspired to rescue the animals.

Different sides of the same story are told in the simultaneously released comic book and concept album.

When Sarah Mann takes a crappy custodial job at a cosmetics lab, she discovers cold-blooded scientist Dr. Elena Reznik’s secret facility where illegal vivisections are performed on live, conscious animals. Inspired by the stories of Jeanette and Damon’s animal liberations, Sarah pulls on her own mask and sets out to rescue the tortured animals.

liberator earth crisis Liberator Earth Crisis #1 cover by Rod Reis
LIBERATOR Vol .1 Rage Ignition

Creator/Writer: Matt Miner
Javier Aranda (pencils/inks), Joaquin Pereyra (colors)
Cover: Tim Seeley

New Stories:

“This Is You”
Written by Tim Seeley
Illustrated by Tim Seeley (pencils/inks), K. Michael Russell (colors)

Written by Ales Kot
Illustrated by Morgan Jeske

Written by Ed Brisson
Illustrated by Brian Level

Written by Alex de Campi
Illustrated by Sally Jane Thompson (pencils/inks), Jenn Manley Lee (colors)

“What’s a hero, anyway?”
Written by Frank Barbiere
Illustrated by Matthew Marks

Written & Illustrated by Megan Hutchison

“Anchor Point”
Written by Matt Miner
Illustrated by Tess Fowler

Written by Fabian Rangel, Jr.
Illustrated by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (pencils/inks), Doug Garbark (colors)

Written by Matt Pizzolo

“We Are What We Are”
Written by Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon
Illustrated by Ariela Rie Kristantina

Written by Adam Egypt Mortimer
Illustrated by Ryan Lee
144 pages / T+ / Full-color / $14.99

Acclaimed from the establishment media of the NY Post to the activist trenches of Earth First, Liberator brings real-world vigilante-heroism to comics for the first time–demonstrated by its popular hook “Real heroes don’t wear capes, they wear ski-masks.”

Whether it’s vicious dog-fighting clubs or senseless lab experiments force-feeding oven cleaners to monkeys, Jeanette Francis and Damon Guerrero have had enough. Using any and all means available to them, Jeanette and Damon not only rescue the animals but also avenge them – delivering harsh retribution to the animals’ captors and tormentors.

This book collects Liberator issues 1-4 into a single volume for the first time. Collected for the first time, this 144-page volume includes 40 pages of brand-new, previously unreleased comic stories taking place in the world of Liberator.

Liberator vol. 1 collected book cover by Tim Seeley

1/3 of Liberator profits will go to animal rescue initiatives.

Zero Delves into the Effects of War

In an interview, writer Ales Kot has said:

War is a disease, and it seems that a large part of humanity is obsessed with it.

The writer of comics that range from the stream-of-consciousness apocalyptic tale Change to DC Comics’ Suicide Squad draws on this point of view, developed in his native Czech Republic, for his new series Zero, out from Image Comics in September.

I’ve seen, first-hand, what kind of damage war inflicts on people, and how often the wounds become obscured as the decades progress.

Zero is named for its main character, secret agent Edward Zero, a sociopath who solves problems with violence, a perfect execution machine. He’s built his life around certain principles, but ZERO is the story of what happens when his carefully maintained systems break down and Zero must fight not just a war out in the world but one within himself as well.

Each issue will end with this internal struggle producing an indelible change in Zero, and so each issue will be drawn by a different artist. The first issue, in which Zero encounters a bioengineered terrorist whose body is a bomb, is drawn by Michael Walsh, who previously worked on the time travel Image series Comeback, written by Ed Brisson.

Subsequent issues will be drawn by comics stars like Mateus Santolouco, Morgan Jeske, Tradd Moore, and Tonci Zonjic. Kot will write each issue based on the strengths of the artist, and the series will be colored by Jordie Bellaire.

Zero #1 is available for pre-order in the July issue of Previews (Diamond code JUL130415). Variant covers by Becky Cloonan (JUL130416) and Chris Burnham (JUL130417) are also available for pre-order.


Preview – Change #4 (of 4)

Change #4 (of 4)

Story by: Ales Kot
Art By: Morgan Jeske & Sloane Leong
Cover By: Morgan Jeske & Jordie Bellaire
Price: $2.99

Everything drowns. Some patients can’t be saved.
What if the hardest thing you ever had to do was to look yourself in the eyes?
This is where it ends.


Preview – Change #3 (of 4)

Change #3 (of 4)

Story by: Ales Kot Art By: Morgan Jeske Cover By: Morgan Jeske & Jordie Bellaire
Price: $2.99

Did you ever wake up to find / A day that broke up your mind?
The astronaut is falling. Someone is dead. Someone is dying. Someone needs saving. NOW.


Preview – Change #2 (of 4)

Change #2 (of 4)

Story by: Ales Kot Art By: Morgan Jeske
Price: $2.99

Have you ever lost someone?

What if the city you lived in your entire life, the city you loved with all of your soul, the city you were inextricably connected to – what if that city was about to die, and you were the only one who could possibly keep it alive?

Sonia and W-2 will do all it takes – but the horrors tear through the walls of reality to get at them.

Dreams are crushed. New facts appear. Old alliances fall apart.


Preview – Change #1 (of 4)

Change #1 (of 4)

Story by: Ales Kot Art By: Morgan Jeske
Price: $2.99

A foul-mouthed struggling screenwriter who moonlights as a car thief. An obscenely wealthy rapper completely disconnected from the real world. A dying cosmonaut on his way back to Earth.

Los Angeles is being toyed with by destructive forces that repeatedly find the city through time and swallow it whole, and those three are the only people able to save it – if they survive the fanatics who live in the hills, National Security Agency agents, and the horrors that lurk in the Pacific Ocean.