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Preview: Mann’s World #1

Mann’s World #1

(W) Victor Gischler (A) Niko Walter (CA) Rahzzah
In Shops: Jan 13, 2021
SRP: $3.99

A weekend getaway on a resort planet goes south when four friends run afoul of the planet’s working class. Stranded in the wilderness of a strange planet, surrounded by danger on all sides and relentlessly pursued by vengeful locals, they must test their bonds of friendship in order to survive.

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Review: Mann’s World #1

Mann's World #1

Mann’s World #1 is an interesting concept of a comic. It dances around its potential, never quite dipping into its underlying themes and concepts. But, those themes and concepts and present and there. The story revolves around a group of friends who head to a vacation planet. There, they leave their resort only to piss of the local residents who decide to get their revenge.

Victor Gischler sets up an interesting world and concept. Mann’s World #1 dips its toes into privilege and the exploitation of indigenous individuals though it never quite commits to making that front and center. It’s what the four main characters represent. It’s never outright stated but these are four fairly well-to-do characters. One is a professional fighter who’s well known. One is a burger restaurant owner who owns hundreds of locations. The one grounded character is a recently divorced character who is clearly the one we the reader are supposed to like. He’s the voice of reason generally going along with the more alpha members of the group, though with some trepidation.

Gischler has an opportunity with the series to really explore wealth and exploitation. The four individuals are rude and harass the female staff. They pick fights with the local people who live in the area. They also treat people’s everyday lives like it’s some tourist stop there for their enjoyment. There’s something there that’s very worth exploring. But, Gischler takes the comic in a familiar direction by its end.

The art by Niko Walter is interesting. The characters all have personality and you can tell who they are by their looks. The world traveled to feels like a vacation paradise. But, the local town visited doesn’t quite have enough personality. There’s definitely a clear line between the haves and have-nots but at the same time there’s something missing there and the comic might have been stronger really defining and drawing a line between the two worlds.

Mann’s World #1 is a good start that has me want to read more. There’s a lot of potential and I want to see where it all goes. Hopefully, the comic doesn’t just devolve into a story we’ve seen so many times before. There’s a lot of space to really discuss the ideas and concepts set up in the debut and I’m hoping the comic embraces its worthy discussion instead of just leaning into the action.

Story: Victor Gischler Art: Niko Walter
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: G.I. Joe #8

G.I. Joe #8

(W) Paul Allor (A) Emma Vieceli (CA) Niko Walter
In Shops: Sep 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The Joes travel to Eastern Europe to sabotage a key component of Cobra’s industrial war machine. To do so, moral lines will have to be crossed, and complicated relationships will have to be destroyed. G.I. Joe’s multi-pronged assault on Cobra is just beginning.

G.I. Joe #8

Preview: G.I. Joe #8

G.I. Joe #8

(W) Paul Allor (A) Emma Vieceli (CA) Niko Walter
In Shops: Sep 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The Joes travel to Eastern Europe to sabotage a key component of Cobra’s industrial war machine. To do so, moral lines will have to be crossed, and complicated relationships will have to be destroyed. G.I. Joe’s multi-pronged assault on Cobra is just beginning.

G.I. Joe #8

Preview: G.I. Joe #4

G.I. Joe #4

(W) Paul Allor (A/CA) Niko Walter
In Shops: Jan 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Journey into the heart of Cobra as Major Bludd searches for the hidden truth behind Cobra high command! What will Cobra’s new vision of America mean for G.I. Joe?

Guest artist Niko Walter takes us inside the hidden world of Cobra!

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Image and Skybound’s Gasolina is Sent Back to Print

Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment have announced that Gasolina #1—by creators Sean Mackiewicz and Niko Walter with colorist Mat Lopes and letterer Rus Wooton—will be rushed back to print in order to keep up with customer demand.

Set south of the border, Gasolina #1 follows newlywed fugitives Amalia and Randy on their journey south from El Norte. They have played many roles in order to survive, but now, they must become unlikely leaders in the fight against a new cartel who uses inhuman tactics to ignite the most monstrous war Mexico—and the world—has ever seen.

Gasolina #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code AUG178485), Gasolina #2 (Diamond Code AUG170651), Gasolina #2 The Walking Dead tribute variant (Diamond Code AUG170652) will be available in stores on Wednesday, October 25th. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, October 2nd.

Image and Skybound Release a Sneak Peek at Gasolina

Creators Sean Mackiewicz and Niko Walter team up with colorist Mat Lopes and letterer Rus Wooton for an all-new crime/horror adventure, Gasolina, from Image/Skybound Entertainment and reveal interior pages for a sneak peek into the new story.

Fugitives. Rebels. Newlyweds. Gasolina follows Amalia and Randy on their journey south from El Norte. They have played many roles in order to survive, but now, they must become unlikely leaders in the fight against a new cartel who uses inhuman tactics to ignite the most monstrous war Mexico—and the world—has ever seen.

Everything burns in this new series where love and devotion can only be measured in fire and blood.

Gasolina #1 Cover A (Diamond Code JUL170702) and GASOLINA #1 cover B by Felici (Diamond Code JUN178586) will be available in stores on Wednesday, September 20th. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, August 28th.

Horror/Crime series Demonic Arrives in Paperback this March

Eisner Award-nominated writer Christopher Sebela, artist Niko Walter, colorist Dan Brown, and letterer Sal Cipriano will release a trade paperback collection of their darkly twisting vigilante series Demonic this March from Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment.

Taking place in a world created by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and The Darkness creator Marc Silvestri, Demonic is a sinister tale of curses, dark bargains, and sacrifice.

Detective Scott Graves will do anything to protect his family…even bargain away his soul. Now, the only thing to fear isn’t New York’s worst criminals, but what’s already raging inside of him. After all, what’s the cost of your soul when it’s already damaged? This vigilante answers to no man, only the demon within.

Demonic TP (Diamond code: JAN170799, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0057-6) hits comic book stores Wednesday, March 15th and bookstores Tuesday, March 21st. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, February 13th.

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Demonic—Sometimes the Worst Demons are the Ones Inside

Image/Skybound Entertainment has announced the sinister, all-new series Demonic co-created by Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri, written by Eisner Award-nominated Christopher Sebela, and with debut artist Niko Walter, colorist Dan Brown, and letterer Sal Cipriano set to launch this August 2016.

In Demonic, Detective Scott Graves will do anything to protect his family… even bargain away his soul. Now, the only thing to fear isn’t New York’s worst criminals, but what’s already raging inside of him. After all, what’s the cost of your soul when it’s already damaged?

Demonic #1 Cover A (Diamond Code JUN160587) and Cover B by Witch Doctor‘s Lukas Ketner (Diamond Code JUN160588) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, August 17th.

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