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Exclusive: Get a peek at exclusive process art for The Golem of Venice Beach from Paul Pope, Mike Allred, and Jae Lee!

This week on Kickstarter, superstar artists Michael Allred, Stephen R. Bissette, Jae Lee, Nick Pitarra, Paul Pope, Bill Sienkiewicz, and legendary letterer Clem Robins teamed up with rising star artist Vanessa Cardinali and debut comic book writer Chanan Beizer for the all-new graphic novel, The Golem of Venice Beach.

The 152-page epic story about the adventures of a 400-year-old Golem spans from 16th century Europe, to the horrors of World War II, to modern day Venice Beach, where the Golem has become entangled in a war between a gang and the police. Both a riveting narrative and a celebration of Southern California, The Golem of Venice Beach has already hit its funding mark on Kickstarter and shows no sign of stopping!

We’ve got an exclusive behind-the-scenes process art for the book from artists Paul Pope, Mike Allred, and Jae Lee!

Mike Allred

Jae Lee

Paul Pope

A rejected logo by Bill Sienkiewicz

The Golem of Venice Beach features:

  • A wrap-around cover and a seven-page prologue by artist Bill Sienkiewicz (Moon Knight) that showcases the Golem’s creation in the year 1580.
  • A 10-page flashback sequence by Jae Lee (The Inhumans) and colorist June Chung that depicts how the Golem was resurrected during World War Two.
  • A 2-page spread and map of Venice Beach that captures everything weird and wonderful about the bohemian spirit that permeates the neighborhood by Michael Allred and colorist Laura Allred (Madman). 
  • An eerie phantasmagoria by Stephen R. Bissette (Saga of the Swamp Thing).
  • A 2 page-splash page by Nick Pitarra (the creator of the highly anticipated Ax-Wielder Jon) that features every single person who is on panel in the book in one huge, cinematic crowd shot.
  • A stunning 2-page portrait, featuring the iconic Santa Monica Pier by Paul Pope (Battling Boy) and colorist Lovern Kindzierski. 
  • Over 100 pages of gorgeous art by the book’s main artist, Vanessa Cardinali.

The campaign ends Friday, July 1st.

Hulk and Xemnu Battle it Out on Steve Skroce’s Immortal Hulk #33, aka #750, Cover

Since launching The Immortal Hulk back in 2018, the mastermind creative team of Al Ewing and Joe Bennett have brought Marvel’s iconic character to shocking and thought-provoking new heights. Issue after issue of this action-packed series has both delighted and stunned readers, making it one of today’s most critically acclaimed books. And the frightful fun is just getting started.

Immortal Hulk #33, the Hulk’s landmark 750th issue, will be an extra-sized special full of the mind-blowing storytelling that fans have grown to expect from this hit series. Featuring a sequence drawn by superstar artist Nick Pitarra, The Immortal Hulk by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett will continue to redefine Bruce Banner’s journey as he trades blows with Xemnu and the Hulk’s longstanding feud with Roxxon Energy comes to a head. Check out the explosive variant cover by Steve Skroce and colorist Dave Stewart below and behold a first look at the interior action from Bennett, inker Ruy Jose, and colorist Paul Mounts with these two double-page spreads that connect to form one massive scene!

Don’t miss the next chapter of the book everyone is talking about when Immortal Hulk #33 goes on sale March 25th

Immortal Hulk #33 Steve Skroce cover

Preview: Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #4

Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #4

(W) Gerard Way, Jeremy Lambert (A) Nick Pitarra (CA) Nick Derington
In Shops: Oct 02, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Flex Mentallo, Man of Muscle Mystery, is compelled to seek out Destiny Beach, the mythical bodybuilding Valhalla he once called home. What was supposed to be a relaxing day in the sands and waves for the Doom Patrol turns into anything but as Flex finds not only his old crew, but an enigmatic force that’s squeezed nearly every good thing from this once-powerful paradise… the Secret Spandex!

Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #4

DC’s Young Animal Returns with More Doom Patrol, New Series Collapser, and a Green Lantern!?

DC’s Young Animal is returning this July with the next chapter of its flagship title, plus two new, innovative stories. The pop-up imprint curated by My Chemical Romance front man Gerard Way will kick things off on July 3 with Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds, followed by Collapser on July 17, and Far Sector in late 2019.

With these new series come new creative teams, with Mikey Way (MCR), Shaun Simon (Neverboy, Killjoys) and acclaimed artist Ilias Kyriazis (G.I. Joe: First Strike) introducing Collapser, and author N.K. Jemisin (The Broken EarthInheritance trilogies) making her comic book writing debut with Far Sector, a new and original Green Lantern story, alongside Jamal Campbell, artist of the breakout hit series, Naomi. The next phase of Gerard Way’s Doom Patrol will team him up once again with Nick Derington for covers, with interior stories illustrated by a series of amazing artists beginning with James Harvey, followed by Doc Shaner, Nick Pitarra, Becky Cloonan and more.

More details about these new series can be found here:

DOOM PATROL: WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS

Written by: Gerard Way and Jeremy Lambert
Art by: James Harvey followed by Doc Shaner, Nick Pitarra, Becky Cloonan and more
Series debut: July 3, 2019

Gerard Way and the World’s Strangest Super Heroes return in an all-new series that takes them beyond the borders of time and space! The Doom Patrol will go on an epic road trip around the solar system, facing off against the unusual and bizarre including the fanatical fitness fiends of planet Orbius and the Marathon Eternal. Big changes are coming for these unusual heroes, including Robotman coming to terms with his new life as a human.

DOOM PATROL: WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS

COLLAPSER

Written by: Mikey Way and Shaun Simon
Art by: Ilias Kyriazis
Series debut: July 17, 2019

Liam James is a wannabe DJ whose life goals are almost completely dashed by his crippling anxiety—until a package arrives in the mail containing a black hole that gives him amazing powers and draws him into a cosmic conflict far beyond anything he’d ever imagined. But Liam will discover that when it comes to life, love, mental health and superhero responsibilities, there’s no such thing as a quick fix, and that power comes with a cost.

COLLAPSER

FAR SECTOR

Written by: N.K. Jemisin
Art by: Jamal Campbell
Series debut: 2019

Newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner “Jo” Mullein has been protecting the City Enduring, a massive metropolis of 20 billion people, for the past six months. The City has maintained peace for over 500 years by stripping its citizens of their ability to feel. As a result, violent crime is virtually unheard of, and murder is nonexistent.

But that’s all about to change.

This new series introduces a dizzying game of politics and philosophies as Jo discovers a brewing revolution in the City, aided and abetted by some of its most powerful citizens.

FAR SECTOR

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road! #5 (of 5)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road! #5 (of 5)

Ben Bates & Dustin Weaver (w) • Ben Bates (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

Bebop and Rocksteady’s road trip reaches its crazed conclusion as old enemies from their trip catch up and a brand new unbeatable foe stands between them and their home!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road! #4 (of 5)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road! #4 (of 5)

Ben Bates & Dustin Weaver (w) • Dustin Weaver (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

Bebop and Rocksteady’s trail of destruction has got them a lot of attention… including from the government who’s sending an army to stop them!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road! #2 (of 5)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road! #2 (of 5)

Ben Bates & Dustin Weaver (w) • Ben Bates (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

When Bebop and Rocksteady run into a major roadblock, they’re forced to do the unimaginable—get real jobs!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Review: Leviathan #1

Poor Ryan DeLuca didn’t buy enough beer for his party, and while he was out on a beer run his idiot buddies busted out some mystical arcana and performed a summoning ceremony-a ceremony that summoned a giant monster from hell!

Join multiple Eisner-winning writer John Layman and Eisner-nominated artist Nick Pitarra, along with soon-to-be-nominated-for-best-colorist Michael Garland for an eye-popping, face-melting, reality-defying, nonstop rush of pure adrenaline.

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road! #1 (of 5)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road! #1 (of 5)

 Ben Bates & Dustin Weaver (w) • Ben Bates (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

Everyone’s favorite mutated masters of mayhem, Bebop and Rocksteady, are road tripping back to NYC! But before they can get started on their journey across America, they run into a crazy old enemy who’s bent on derailing their trip before it can begin!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Leviathan a giant Summer launch for Image Comics

Join multiple Eisner-winning writer John Layman and Eisner-nominated artist Nick Pitarra, along with soon-to-be-nominated-for-best-colorist Michael Garland for an eye-popping, face-melting, reality-defying, nonstop rush of pure adrenaline this August in the forthcoming Leviathan.

Poor Ryan DeLuca didn’t buy enough beer for his party, and while he was out on a beer run his idiot buddies busted out some mystical arcana and performed a summoning ceremony—a ceremony that summoned a giant monster from hell!

Leviathan #1 (Diamond Code JUN180012) hits stores on Wednesday, August 1st. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, July 9th.

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