From visionary cartoonist, Michael Allred, colorist Laura Allred, and letterer Nate Piekos comes the out-of-this-world road trip X-Ray Robot!
Max is a family man seeking a more interesting life. While conducting a new experiment at work the fabric of his reality is torn before his eyes, and a robotic figure appears claiming to be his 277-year-old self. The robot is able to “X-Ray” multiple dimensions and battles a nihilistic entity from another dimension who wants to take all life to its “Pre-Big Bang” status. Max and the robot embark on an interdimensional road trip through past and future to take down the “Nihilist” and save the universe!
Each issue ofX-Ray Robot contains bonus 3D pin-ups!X-Ray Robot #1 (of four) goes on sale March 25, 2020.
Dark Horse Comics and Netflix are expanding the world of Stranger Things in the newest Stranger Things comic series, Stranger Things: Into the Fire!
In 1984, several years after escaping Hawkins, two survivors of Dr. Brenner’s experiments seek out their lost fellow experiment, number Nine, who needs their help now more than ever.
Writer Jody Houser, line artist Ryan Kelly, inker Le Beau Underwood, colorist Triona Farrell, and letterer Nate Piekos, explore the true effects of Dr. Brenner’s meddling experiments in Stranger Things: Into the Fire.
In Stranger Things: Into the Fire, years after escaping Hawkins Lab, two of Dr. Brenner’s former subjects try to return to their live normal lives. When news reaches them that the lab was shut down they go on a harrowing search for Nine, a powerful pyrokinetic, whose shattered psyche threatens to burn them all to ashes if they can’t find her and free her from her own malevolent imagination.
The first issue ofStranger Things: Into the Firegoes on sale January 8, 2020.
Criminal Macabre is back and bloodier than ever! Series creator Steve Niles, newcomer artist Gyula Németh, and letterer Nate Piekos are teaming up to bring you the next chapter in the Cal McDonald saga: Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out.
Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out starts when supernatural detective Cal McDonald, found wandering the streets as a disheveled vagrant, is ripped from his self-imposed retirement to resume his monster-killing career.
But Cal is reluctant to return to the fray. What has the hard-bitten investigator so shaken? It’s a long story that begins with a beautiful woman who happens to be a vampire…and ends with a bang.
Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out#1 (of four) goes on sale December 11, 2019.
The X-Statix are back in Giant-Size X-Statix #1! Who are the X-Statix? Well, you don’t need to worry about that a whole lot as the creative team has you covered and catches you up. Writer Peter Milligan does a brilliant job and laying out the land for new readers, reminding older readers, and setting up what’s to come in this oversized issue.
Being unfamiliar with the series and characters myself, I got a good sense of their voice rather quickly. They come off as a less serious X-Men with a pop-indie vibe. The X-Statix are as focused on their popularity as they are doing what’s right. And with that comes a lot of humor as the ream is brought together to face a new threat and confront some of their past.
I’m sure older fans of the X-Statix will enjoy Giant-Size X-Statix #1 on a different level than I did but I still found myself laughing enough to want to come back for more. There’s a certain pop-sense about it all with updated jokes that creates a fun reading experience.
A lot of that fun experience is due to the art of Michael Allred and Laura Allred. The two together have a certain style that’s unique and easily recognizable. A trippy style is mixed with small visual jokes and a whimsical feel that fits Milligan’s writing style for the series. All together it has you wanting to drop acid and enjoy the ride.
The comic was unexpected and not sure it was even needed. But, after reading it, I know I want more and looks like we might get exactly that in 2020.
Story: Peter Milligan Art: Michael Allred Color: Laura Allred Letterer: Nate Piekos Story: 8.35 Art: 8.65 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy
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Prolific Aliens writer Brian Wood, artist Werther Dell’Edera, colorist Michael Atiyeh, letterer Nate Piekos of Blambot, and cover artist Tristan Jones are bringing the terror of the xenomorphs to the printed page once again with Aliens Colonial Marines: Rising Threat.
Aliens Colonial Marines: Rising Threatdelves into the formative years of the Colonial Marines. Tying into the events of the upcoming Cold Iron Studios video game, this new series introduces Olivia Shipp, leader of a squad of battle-weary Marines who have defied orders to rescue the survivors of a refinery under siege.
Aliens Colonial Marines: Rising Threat #1 (of eight) goes on sale September 18, 2019.
Whether you discoveredThe Umbrella Academy this year with the release of the new Netflix series, or you’ve been a fan since the beginning, you can indulge in this dysfunctional superhero family in greater detail than ever before with the upcoming The Umbrella Academy Library Editions!
From co-creators Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite and The Umbrella Academy: Dallas will receive a deluxe oversized hardcover treatment this Fall!
The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite Library Edition collects the 2008 limited edition of the complete first series, Apocalypse Suite, with the short stories “Mon Dieu!” and “But the Past Ain’t Through with You,” as well as an expanded 50-page sketchbook section.
Similarly, The Umbrella Academy: Dallas Library Edition collects the 2009 limited edition of the complete second series, Dallas, with the short story “Anywhere but Here” and an expanded 36-page sketchbook section. Both sketchbook sections feature work from Way, Bá, and designer Tony Ong.
The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite Library Edition will be available September 11, 2019. The Umbrella Academy: Dallas Library Edition arrives in comic shops November 13, 2019. Both retail for $39.99 and are available for pre-order.
Attention Stranger Things fans! Are you curious about the origins of Project MKUltra and Dr. Brenner’s Hawkins Laboratory? Writer Jody Houser, penciller Edgar Salazar, inker Keith Champagne, colorist Triona Farrell, and letterer Nate Piekos are signed on to introduce us to the other subjects trapped in the Hawkins Laboratory in Stranger Things: SIX. Dark Horse and Netflix will release Stranger Things: SIX, the first prequel comic series to the Netflix Original series with covers by Aleksi Bricolt, Kyle Lambert, and David Mack.
Stranger Things: SIXfollows Francine, a teenage girl with precognition. She’s struggled through a lifetime of exploitation: first by her parents, then by Dr. Brenner of Hawkins Laboratory. Dr. Brenner wants to harness her powers as well as those of the other gifted children that they hold captive at the lab. Wracked by increasingly disturbing visions, she sees an opportunity to change her life. But at what cost?
Stranger Things: SIX #1(of four) goes on sale May 29, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Stranger Things Volume 1: The Other Side TPB goes on sale April 30th, 2019. On Saturday, May 4, 2019, fans can visit their local comic shop to pick up a copy of Dark Horse’s Free Comic Book Day Gold 2019 offering, which includes a Stranger Things story!
Since 1979, Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien has spawned a cultural phenomenon and an enormous franchise that has branched out to sequels, spin-offs, merchandise, video games and, of course, comics. Following Brian Wood’s 2016 critically acclaimed miniseries Aliens: Defiance, Wood returns to pen the sequel story Aliens: Resistance.
Aliens: Resistance follows the events of the popular video game Aliens: Isolation which starred Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda Ripley fifteen years after the events of the original film as she fought for survival against the monstrous xenomorph aboard a remote space station while attempting to uncover the hidden secrets of her mother’s disappearance from the insidious Weyland-Yutani Corporation. Now, in Aliens: Resistance, Ripley is kept silent by Weyland-Yutani now that the xenomorph threat has been brought to light. But when Zula Hendricks, the Ex-Colonial Marine from Aliens: Defiance, arrives in need of Ripley’s help to expose a sinister bio-weapons program, the duo teams up to lead a resistance against an upgraded arsenal designed to keep the darkest atrocities secret!
With an intense script by Brian Wood, cinematic art by Robert Carey, dynamic colors by Dan Jackson, letters by Nate Piekos, covers by Roberto De La Torre, and featuring the return of Aliens: Defiance alum Tristan Jones on variant covers, Aliens: Resistance is the action-packed blockbuster comics series not to be missed!
Aliens: Resistance #1 (of four) goes on sale January 23, 2019.