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C2E2 Release: Devil’s Due Summer Titles Announced, Eric Powell, Leinil Yu, CW Cooke

Devil’s Due has officially announced its publishing plans for Summer 2014, including new titles, exclusive editions, and significantly increased convention presence.

May and June see the release of Mercy Sparx issue 6, as well as the release of the second trade paperback featuring Josh Blaylock and Matt Merhoff’s saga about a foul-mouthed, boozing devil-girl drafted to work for Heaven, caught between the conflicts of Heaven and Hell’s higher ups.

Exclusive convention editions of Mercy Sparx issue 5 debut at this month’s C2E2 Comic-Con in Chicago, IL, where Devil’s Due is kicking off its 2014 convention circuit. A list of confirmed convention stops are included at the end of this release.

August sees the launch of Tales of Mr. Rhee: Karmageddon, a four issue miniseries written by creator Dirk Manning with art by Seth Damoose, and featuring a cover by Eric Powell [The Goon], for a first issue cover price of $1.99. “Karmageddon” is a follow-up to Devil’s Due’s release of the collected edition of Manning’s Tales of Mr. Rhee: Procreation [of the Wicked]

August also sees the re-release of How to Be a Comic Book Artist: Not Just How to Draw, written by Tim Seeley, a companion piece to Josh Blaylock’s How to Self-Publish Comics: Not Just Create Them.

Solitary is the story of an immortal hero facing death row in prison. A facility operated by a warden who blames him for the death of his family. Written by CW Cooke with art by Nando Souzamotta, Solitary debuts in September as a four issue bimonthly miniseries, with an online web-comic companion.

K. Lynn Smith’s Plume also returns in September with an all new mini-series, once again collecting the extremely popular web-comic strip which Smith both writes and illustrates. The trade paperback collection of the original miniseries Plume: The Collected Edition vol. 1 debuts in comic shops this month.

Finally, Drafted, the critically acclaimed, oft-Hollywood-courted sci-fi series returns in a new four issue miniseries in October, featuring covers by Leinil Yu and Chris Lie, and interior art by Rahmat Handoko. Mark Powers returns as writer, and plans both an online web-comic and Kickstarter component working closely with Devil’s Due.

Josh Blaylock, Matt Merhoff, Talent Caldwell, Dirk Manning, and Greg (of Greg & Fake) will be signing at the Devil’s Due Entertainment booth (#643) all weekend.

Drafted Cover by Chris Lie Drafted Cover by Leinil Yu mercy sparx #5 mercy sparx #5b plume #6 Solitary Issue no. 1 by Carl Yonder Solitary Issue no. 2 by Carl Yonder Tales of Mr. Rhee Karmageddon #1 Cover by Eric Powell

Review – Plume #1

Plume #1 CoverMeet Vesper, the thrill seeking daughter of a renowned world explorer, and her guardian spirit, Corrick.

K. Lynn Smith‘s hit web comic, Plume, captures the Wild West feel and turns it on its head with the magic and adventure the likes of Indiana Jones. The reinvigorated Devil’s Due Entertainment has taken the comic and packaged it to hit shelves this week.

There’s a lot I like about the comic. I’ll admit the story seems a bit thin, but as a first issue, it’s still solid. We start off on an adventure then flashback to Vesper’s life and how she met Corrick. That’s about it for this first issue. It’s very much an origin tale, but no direction as to where the story is going. That’s not necessarily bad for a story arc, but as a first issue, something just felt missing to me.

What stands out most though is K. Lynn Smith’s art. I love it, with this great feel like you’d see in an animated film. Something about it just really appealed to me. Also is what seems like an entertaining female protagonist. As a lead Vesper seems to be entertaining and strong, not the stereotypical female comic character, another solid thing about the series.

As a first issue goes, I was hoping for a bit more, but I think the overall sum will add up to be greater than it’s parts. So, the series has me intrigued, looking forward to see what we can expect when the second issue rolls around. My gut says this will be a series that starts off slow, but pays off once it gets rolling.

Story and Art: K. Lynn Smith

Story: 7.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Devil’s Due Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

K. Lynn Smith’s Plume Webcomic Comes To Devil’s Due

Devils Due Entertainment has announced they’re bringing K. Lynn Smith‘s hit webcomic Plume to comic shops as well as managing the licensing and crowd funding. The web comic hit last year and was well received online, rocketing to a readership of tens of thousands in a short time.

Plume is a Wild West adventure with a supernatural twist, centering around Vesper Grey, the defiant daughter of an eccentric archaeologist, and her ghostly (but handsome) guardian bound to her by a mystical necklace. www.PlumeComic.com

A series of prints and a t-shirt will be available for sale at San Diego’s Comic-Con International this year, at booth 2229, including a “jam print” featuring Smith’s characters, drawn by her, among other characters from the Devil’s Due brands. While Smith is not able to attend the show, her fans can also get the prints now on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/LB7iUV

Smith will continue to produce the web comic, while Devil’s Due will manage her future crowd funding efforts, film and media licensing, and distribute print editions of the books in comic book stores throughout North America. Devil’s Due Entertainment will also manage digital retail distribution through various outlets on iTunes, Kindle, and various app platforms.