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AfterShock Announces Juan Doe’s Bad Reception, Out this August

It’s the celebrity wedding of the century, set in an undisclosed, remote location, with no access to wifi, cell phone reception or the outside world. But the dream wedding becomes a nightmare when, one by one, the guests are brutally slaughtered by a mysterious killer who brands his victims with a hashtag.

Bad Reception is a searing horror story that doubles as a topical, satirical critique on society’s obsession with technology, social media and the cult of celebrity. Written and drawn by AfterShock’s very own Juan Doe the first issue features a main cover by Doe and an incentive cover by Paul Azaceta. The first issue will feature six extra pages of story and art for the standard cover price of $3.99.

It comes to shelves August 21, 2019.

Bad Reception #1

NYCC 2018: Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta Ends in a Twelve Issue Arc Beginning this December

Robert Kirkman took to the stage at New York Comic Con to announce the series’ final story arc of his co-created horror series with Paul Azaceta, Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta. The final arc will kick off in December with issue #37.

The final arc will build to a crescendo of plot twists over the course of twelve issues and end on issue #48 will the long-planned ending to the psychological horror series first launched in 2014 to critical acclaim.

Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it.

Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #37 (Diamond Code OCT180225) will hit stores on Wednesday, December 19th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 26th.

The Final Four Image Variants

Image Comics has revealed the final 4 of 15 tribute variants planned for February’s 25th anniversary theme month to round out the full list of “tribute covers” celebrating the legendary cover images from throughout the Image’s history.

The newly revealed tribute variants include: Sean Lewis & Hayden Sherman’s The Few #2 commemorating Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta’s East of West #1Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni’s Manifest Destiny #26 commemorating Jonathan Layman & Rob Guillory’s Chew #1, Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s Monstress #10 commemorating Todd McFarlane’s Spawn #1, and Outcast by Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta #25 commemorating Rob Liefeld’s Brigade #1.

Each month of Image’s 25th year will announce a list of special themed anniversary variants, which will begin to hit shelves on Wednesday, February 1st—the exact date of Image Comics’ founding in 1992, and the date of this year’s “Image Comics Day.”

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Image Comics and Skybound’s 25¢ Issues in Celebration of 25 Years

Image Comics/Skybound has announced that The Walking Dead #163 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, Invincible #133 by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley and Nathan Fairbairn, and Outcast by Kirman & Azaceta #25 by Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta, and Elizabeth Breitwieser, will all hit stores this February 2017 with a $0.25 price point in celebration of Image Comics’ 25th anniversary.

The Walking Dead #163 begins an all-new story arc and readers are met with the aftermath of the Whisperer War.

Ryan Ottley returns as artist on Invincible #133 just as “THE END OF ALL THINGS” begins. This 12-part mega-story will touch every corner of the INVINCIBLE universe, and when it’s over… IT’S OVER. Every single story for the past 13 years has been leading up to this last finale story arc.

Outcast by Kirman & Azaceta #25 begins an all-new story arc as well and provides a major turning point in the series. New characters are introduced and big things are in store for Kyle Barnes as he’s faced with something he never could have prepared for—hope. Everything changes in this 25th issue, for $0.25, in celebration of the 25th anniversary.

The Walking Dead #163 (Diamond Code DEC160627) will be available on Wednesday, February 1st. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, January 9th. Invincible #133 (Diamond Code DEC160639) will be available on Wednesday, February 15th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, January 23rd. Outcast by Kirman & Azaceta #25 (Diamond Code DEC160664) will be available on Wednesday, February 22nd. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 30th.

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More chills and thrills from Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta

Bestselling creative team of Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta will launch a new story arc in their ongoing horror series Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta from Skybound this July.

Previously in Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta, Kyle was faced with the most emotional exorcism he’d performed yet, as he learned more about his abilities and what’s really happening around him. Secrets were revealed that changed everything.

In Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #19, answers are given and secrets are revealed, as the start of a new story arc finds Kyle and Sidney having a conversation that will change EVERYTHING. Kyle has never been in more danger.

Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #19 (Diamond code: MAY160605) hits stores Wednesday, July 27th. Final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, June 27th.

Outcast #19

Preview: Irredeemable Premier Edition Vol. 2 HC

Irredeemable Premier Edition Vol. 2 HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Peter Krause, Diego Barreto, Paul Azaceta, Emma Rios, Howard Chaykin
Cover Artist: Designed by Michelle Ankley
Price: $29.99

We continue with collecting one of our most popular and critically acclaimed series, Irredeemable, into oversized, deluxe hardcovers. This volume collects issues #9-15 as well as the Irredeemable Special #1. The members of Paradigm continue their search for Modeus, The Plutonian’s nemesis, who they think may have the key to stopping the former superhero. But new players enter into the fray, some who may stand to gain with the destruction of The Plutonian. An apocalyptic superhero tale by the author of Empire and multiple Eisner Award winner Kingdom Come, Mark Waid! Includes the special issue featuring art from Paul Azaceta, Emma Rios, and Howard Chaykin.

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TV Review: Outcast Episode S1E1 A Darkness Surrounds Him

Outcast CinemaxBased on the Skybound/Image comic by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, Outcast follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.

While Kirkman is known for a certain comic and television series featuring the dead coming back to life, he tackles religion in Outcast, a topic that’s generally avoided in his The Walking Dead. While it’s easy to dismiss the series as an Exorcist wannabe, the focus on Kyle Barnes, played by Patrick Fugit, is what sets the series apart and this first episode. Like The Walking Dead, it’s a slow start that focuses on the characters as opposed to the scares. Kirkman seems to enjoy putting ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

What this episode does is set things up quite well. Barnes is the focus and about a half dozen other characters in his world are also introduced, but it’s really about Barnes and the cross he has to bear.

Fugit’s performance is excellent with a look, a twitch, taking place of dialogue. This is a minimal performance in many ways, which makes the emotional, explosive parts, that much more impactful.

The first episode is faithful to the comic, so for those that enjoyed it, you’ll likely enjoy seeing it play out on the screen and it should be interesting to see how closely it sticks to that going forward.

Based on this first episode, I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next and what they can do with the show. Kirkman looks to have another hit on his hands.

Prepare yourself for the debut Friday June 3 at 10PM.

Overall Rating: 7.95

TV Review: Outcast Episode S1E1 A Darkness Surrounds Him

Outcast CinemaxBased on the Skybound/Image comic by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, Outcast follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.

While Kirkman is known for a certain comic and television series featuring the dead coming back to life, he tackles religion in Outcast, a topic that’s generally avoided in his The Walking Dead. While it’s easy to dismiss the series as an Exorcist wannabe, the focus on Kyle Barnes, played by Patrick Fugit, is what sets the series apart and this first episode. Like The Walking Dead, it’s a slow start that focuses on the characters as opposed to the scares. Kirkman seems to enjoy putting ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

What this episode does is set things up quite well. Barnes is the focus and about a half dozen other characters in his world are also introduced, but it’s really about Barnes and the cross he has to bear.

Fugit’s performance is excellent with a look, a twitch, taking place of dialogue. This is a minimal performance in many ways, which makes the emotional, explosive parts, that much more impactful.

The first episode is faithful to the comic, so for those that enjoyed it, you’ll likely enjoy seeing it play out on the screen and it should be interesting to see how closely it sticks to that going forward.

Based on this first episode, I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next and what they can do with the show. Kirkman looks to have another hit on his hands.

Prepare yourself for the debut Friday June 3 at 10PM.

Overall Rating: 7.95

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