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Preview: War is Hell #1

War is Hell #1

(W) Howard Chaykin, Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Howard Chaykin, More (CA) Dan Panosian
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99

ALL-NEW WAR STORY!

In honor of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary and history with War Comics comes a brand new edition of WAR IS HELL with two fascinating and soul-crushing tales of War. “In the Mood” by Howard Chaykin takes you to the skies as the Luftwaffe and RAF battle over the English Channel for a battle tale of bitter irony and “War Glammer” by Phillip Kennedy Johnson brings you back to Earth in modern day Afghanistan with a story that will chill you to the bone.

War is Hell #1

Preview: Low Road West #5

Low Road West #5

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Flaviano
Letterer: Miquel Muerto
Colorist: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Flaviano
Price: $3.99

Forced from the only refuge they have been able to find, the teenage refugees must face off once and for all against the enemy that surrounds them… and the enemy within them.

Low Road West #5

Exclusive: Check Out Geof Darrow’s Original Art for the Next Two Volumes of Full Bleed

IDW Published is currently running a Kickstarter for Full Bleed Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation which runs until January 10.

The print only hardcover magazine features a long-lost interview with bestselling comic book writer Grant Morrison, discussing his feud with writer Alan Moore; a conversation between music legends Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Anthrax’s Scott Ian; interviews with with comic book legend Geof Darrow, and contributions by Julia Alekseyeva, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Peter Bagge, Tini Howard, Gideon Kendall, Roger Langridge, Joe Lansdale, Erin Nations, Benjamin Percy, Jon Raymond, Sara Richard, Vivek J. Tiwary, Noah Van Sciver; Shannon Wheeler, and many more.

On top of some impressive entertainment, this is your chance to own original art of Geof Darrow‘s.

The Geof Darrow Original Art Tier nets you Signed & Numbered Limited Versions of the next 2 volumes of Full Bleed: The Comics & Culture Quarterly, along with signed limited prints for those two volumes (Artists TBD) along with slipcase for all FOUR volumes. Plus a free copy of Las Vegas Repo #2! Plus an enamel Full Bleed “Sphere” pin (3rd in the series).. AND get your name in the next volume of Full Bleed ! Along with one piece of completely ORIGINAL ART by the legendary Geof Darrow!

We’ve got an exclusive first look at the original art by Darrow.

The Kickstarter runs until January 10 and Full Bleed Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation features:

  • The Grant Morrison Interview, Part One, By Gavin Edwards, illustration by Peter Bagge
  • Monsters of Rock: An interview with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, and Anthrax’s Scott Ian, concerning their shared history and love of all things horror and genre, By Russell Sheath, illustration by Tony Shasteen
  • We Don’t All Live in a Yellow Submarine: An Essay, By Vivek J. Tiwary
  • The Watering Shed: A brand-new short story featuring Hap & Leonard, By award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale
  • Lover’s Eyes: An Essay, By Tini Howard, with illustrations by Sara Richard
  • Arizona Daisy: A new comic, By Roger Langridge
  • May 1968: The Revolution that Almost Was – A comic essay, By Julia Alekseyeva
  • Black’s In: When a “Blackout” is a Good Thing, Text and illustrations by Abdulkareem Baba Aminu
  • Following the Bloody Trail of the Shaolin Cowboy: An interview with Geof Darrow, featuring never-before-seen art, by Hannah Means-Shannon
  • The Underdream: A new comic, By Josh O’Neill and Gideon Kendall
  • The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen: Chapter Three, By Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Steve Beach
  • Down Mexico Way: A travel log, By Jarrett Melendez, with illustration from Danica Brine
  • Uncharted Part Two: A short story, By Benjamin Percy with spot illustrations by Brent Schoonover
  • The Shapes: A new comic, By Adam Knave & Andrew Losq
  • New short comics from Shannon Wheeler, Jennifer Hayden and Noah Van Sciver
  • A personal tale of young love gone wrong, By award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Jon Raymond
  • The Big Smoke, a photo essay, By Joel Meadows
  • Blade Runner: Technology Steals the Soul — An essay, By Tom Waltz, with illustration by Santipérez
  • The Five Most Important Underground Cartoonists, an essay, By Bob Levin
  • Home: A new comic by Erin Nations

Preview: Low Road West #3

Low Road West #3

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Flaviano
Letterer: Miquel Muerto
Colorist: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Flaviano
Price: $3.99

When the kids come face to face with the Deserters and their leader, they are offered a terrible choice—turn on one another, and survive, or stand together against certain death.

Preview: Planet Of The Apes: The Time Of Man #1

Planet Of The Apes: The Time Of Man #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Dan Abnett, David Walker, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Carlos Magno, George Schall, Morgan Beem
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Main Cover:
Fay Dalton and John Keaveney
    Virgin Art Cover: Michael Allred
Price: $7.99

Celebrate over 50 years of one of cinema’s most important franchises with this one-shot collection of stories highlighting the Planet of the Apes’ most dangerous enemy: the beast called man!

Featuring stories from both the original films and new series canon, including the early years of Armando and Caesar before Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and for the first time ever, a story set after the harrowing events of War for the Planet of the Apes, following a few of the remaining human survivors.

Review: Low Road West #2

Following a brutal dust storm that drove them to seek shelter, the teens decide to venture out into the mysterious ghost town of Duster’s Wake to search for supplies…only to find that they are not alone.

The first issue of Low Road West caught us off guard as it started as your typical apocalypse setting and then something magical happened. There was a twist and we were teased with another world. It created a whole lot of questions.

Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson doesn’t answer those questions instead building things up to a reveal at the end that left us scratching our heads and wanting more.

With the kids safe in a mysterious house and trouble outside, they turn to survival mode looking for food and other items that might help them survive. More is revealed leaving us with even more questions that feel like they’ll get answered a bit more in the third issue.

What Johnson does so well is not just build the teaser but really introduces us to the kids through their interactions. There’s no outright explanations of their backgrounds or history, instead we’re teased about all of that. We’re left to figure much of it all out ourselves. It’s a great way to add depth to the characters without derailing the story itself. And there’s an emotional connection there. When one character talks about her family and you put together what has really happened, it’s hard not to feel sorry.

The art by Flaviano, with color by Miquel Muerto and lettering by Jim Campbell continues to be solid. The house has a lot of mysteries and has a personality all its own. There’s four distinct settings of the comic and each has a look and feel all to their own. Yet, they all still work together and flow nicely. How does it all connect? We’ll find out but we’re pouring over the art for clues.

The comic continues to build the mystery with some reveals that only create more questions. We’ll hopefully start to get actual answers with the next issue but this is a series that seems to blend a few genres together into a whole new experience and one we want to find more about.

Story: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Flaviano Cover Artist: Flaviano
Colorist: Miquel Muerto Letterer: Jim Campbell
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Low Road West #2

Low Road West #2

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Flaviano
Cover Artist: Flaviano
Colorist: Miquel Muerto
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $3.99

Following a brutal dust storm that drove them to seek shelter, the teens decide to venture out into the mysterious ghost town of Duster’s Wake to search for supplies…only to find that they are not alone.

Baltimore Comic Con 2018: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Takes Us on the Low Road West

Phillip Kennedy Johnson is an Eisner nominated comic writer behind The Power of the Dark Crystal, Smoketown, Last Sons of America, Warlords of Appalachia, Adventure Time, Aquaman, and his latest Low Road West published by BOOM! Studios.

We got a chance to talk to him at Baltimore Comic Con 2018 about this genre bending new series and attempt to get him to spill on what’s next.

Your First Look at Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a first look at Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1, an all-new special on-sale in October and celebrating the franchise’s historic 50th Anniversary in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, with new stories highlighting the Planet of the Apes’ most dangerous enemy: the beast called man! This historic one-shot features stories from both the original films and new series canon, including the early years of Armando and Caesar before Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and for the first time ever, a story set after the harrowing events of War for the Planet of the Apes, following a few of the remaining human survivors.

Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 assembles fan-favorite creators including writers Dan Abnett, David F. Walker, and Phillip Kennedy Johnson; artists Carlos Magno, George Schall, and Morgan Beem; and features covers by Fay Dalton and John Keaveney, and Michael Allred in this celebration of one of cinema’s most important franchises.

Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 comes to shelves October 31st.

BOOM! is Heading to Baltimore Comic Con 2018 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Convention Exclusives

BOOM! Studios announced today it will return to Baltimore Comic-Con, to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center from September 28-30.

The publisher will once again occupy booth #2001, bringing with them special guests including Marguerite Bennett along with 2018 Eisner Award-nominated creators Sean Rubin and Phillip Kennedy Johnson who will be signing at the booth throughout the weekend.

Two new exclusive variant covers will also debut at the convention, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #31 Convention Exclusive by French Carlomagno, priced at $20.00 and limited to 250 units and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid #1 Convention Exclusive by French Carlomagno, priced at $20.00 and limited to 250 units.

BOOM! Studios is also sponsoring the 2nd Annual Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, colloquially known as the Ringo Awards. Top honors will be announced at an awards ceremony on Saturday, September 29, 2018 as part of the Baltimore Comic-Con. The publisher has 7 nominations this year.

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