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BOOM! Studios in December 2013

DECEIVERS #1

Author: Steven Grant
Artist: Jose Holder
Cover Artist: Stephane Roux
$3.99

WHY WE LOVE IT: Everybody loves a good underdog story, and we’re no exception. Make that double for your classic Robin Hood-style “steal from the rich, give to the poor” yarns, and when you couple that with Steven Grant’s (2 GUNS) crackling dialogue and beautiful artwork from Jose Holder? We couldn’t resist!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: DECEIVERS is a globetrotting espionage action/comedy populated by charming, clever characters and thrilling sleight of hand, perfect for fans of films like Catch Me if You Can and the Ocean’s 11 series.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Lincoln McCord and Prince Adony Zaruka are two American con men living abroad in Europe, posing as an oil magnate and the descendant of long-lost royalty to live the high life by leeching off the European elite. But when an international thief begins wreaking havoc on their marks, the deceivers are enlisted by a rogue CIA agent to help entrap him.


DAY MEN PEN & INK #1

Author: Matt Gagnon & Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Brian Stelfreeze
Cover Artists: Brian Stelfreeze

WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s pretty simple. We think Brian Stelfreeze is one of the industry’s best artists and storytellers and deserves to be showcased in his purest form. As fans of Brian’s art, we wanted this for ourselves.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Stelfreeze is known around the convention circuit as a great mentor to young creators with an understanding of the craft of making comic books that is second to none. A rare opportunity to learn the creative process of a comics industry luminary.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Collecting DAY MEN #1-2 in an over-sized prestige format, DAY MEN: PEN & INK #1 presents Brian Stelfreeze’s artwork stripped down to the inks side-by-side with in-depth annotations from the entire creative team. This item will be limited to the initial print run.


THE MIDAS FLESH #1

Author: Ryan North
Artist: Shelli Paroline & Braden
Cover Artist(s): A: John Keogh B: Emily Partridge C: Noelle Stevenson D: Signed “Writer’s” Edition

WHY WE LOVE IT: We have been having so much fun with writer Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Adventure) on ADVENTURE TIME that we couldn’t resist the opportunity to publish a new original idea of his. And it is​ original.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: We’ve all heard of The Midas touch. You know, the Greek Mythology about the man who did a number on himself by wishing for everything he touched to turn to gold? Who better to turn that tale on its head with a heavy dose of sci-fi than Ryan North? Also, did we mention the Utahraptor?

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Fatima and her space crew have decided to return to Earth—a planet completely sectioned off, abandoned, and covered in gold—to find out exactly what happened to this once thriving planet and see if they can use that knowledge against the evil empire that’s tracking them down. As luck would have it, they just landed the most powerful weapon in the universe: some ancient dead guy’s body.


PROTOCOL #2

Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Mariano Navarro
Cover Artist: Stephane Roux

Being a member of this family means a lifetime of death, danger, changed identities and buried memories. After the mysterious murder of a fellow orphan, our agents are thrust head first into another mission. On the tail of the high society funders of the terrorist-operation Black Friday, our agents are further from the truth then they could ever imagine.


 IMAGINE AGENTS #3

Written: Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan
Cover Artist(s): A:  Khary Randolph  B. Felipe Smith

Elliot is kidnapped and Dapple’s sinister plan is in full effect. With imaginary friends from all around the world gathering together, mankind may finally lose the upper hand. IMAGINE agents, Terry and Dave, may not have the wits to save the day, but with the help of  Elliot’s mother and imaginary friend, they may just have a chance.


SONS OF ANARCHY #4

Author: Christopher Golden
Artist: Damian Couceiro
Cover Artist: Gary Brown

With Kendra’s life on the line, tensions rise and guns are drawn. As the Ghost Brothers close in on Kendra’s location, Jax must win Lin over to the side of  honor and family, driving the Sons closer to war with Griggs.


HIT #4

Author: Bryce Carlson
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artist: Ryan Sook

There’s no honor among thieves, and the same goes for crooked cops… Beaten, bloodied, and betrayed in an abandoned junkyard, the end looms near for Slater as Blair reasserts his control over the Hit Squad and exacts his plan to bring Los Angeles to its knees.


ROBOCOP: LAST STAND #5

Story: Frank Miller
Sequential Adaptation: Steven Grant
Artist(s): Korkut Öztekin
Cover Artist(s): Declan Shalvey

RoboCop and Marie have been set up. Fighting with every ounce of strength and wit they can muster, Marie and RoboCop must face an army of android Ottomos coming at them from all directions. With no chance of survival, they can only hope that their deaths will mean the end of OCP.



3 GUNS #5

Author: Steven Grant
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Rafael Albuquerque

Burned by her government handler and left for dead, Joey must team up with Bobby and Marcus to fight their way through both the separatist militia and the Russian mafia with stolen weapons and money intact.


SUICIDE RISK #8

Authors: Mike Carey
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Cover Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards

When Leo decides to fully embrace his powers, something hidden deep inside him will finally find its way to the surface With Nightmare Crew’s plan in full affect, Leo will  make a decision to change everything.


CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT #8

Author: Clive Barker & Mark Miller
Artis: Haemi Jang
Cover Artist: Goni Montes

Tristan & Elspeth finally reach Providence, but after Wick’s latest strike, their efforts may be in vain. And what does Julian want in Paris?


HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH #11

Author: Clive Barker & Brandon Seifert
Artist: Tom Garcia
Cover Artist: Lorena Carvalho

As the war between Hells rages, the three people to hold the title of Lead Cenobite — Elliott Spencer, Kirsty Cotton, and Harry D’Amour, each attempt to end the conflict in their favor.


REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS #2

Author: Mad Rupert
Artist: Mad Rupert
Cover Artist(s): A: Mad Rupert  B: Kory Bing  C: Sabrina Scott  D: Rachel Saunders

This vacation isn’t what it seems and Skips is starting to think there is a lot more going on with the tourists then just fanny packs and sunscreen. Will he be able to figure out what is really going on before his day suddenly repeats? Join Skips in this crazy adventure…that just might never end.


HEROBEAR AND THE KID: THE INHERITANCE #5

Author: Mike Kunkel
Artist: Mike Kunkel
Cover: Mike Kunkel

It’s the final issue for HEROBEAR AND THE KID: THE INHERITANCE! Tyler and Herobear finally face off with the mastermind behind all of their trouble, Von Klon! The secret behind Tyler’s grandpa is revealed…


ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS #6

Authors: Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists: A: Yuko Ota B: Emily Warren C: Fellipe Martins D: Andy Hirsch

It’s the conclusion to this sugary sweet mystery of a series! Has Peppermint Butler finally found Ooo’s new protectors? Will Cinnamon Bun ever stop trying to help? You definitely don’t want to miss this final issue as Peppermint Butler and Cinnmon Bun finally figure out what has happened to Finn and Jake!


 

REGULAR SHOW #9

Author: KC Green
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artists: A: Ian Bertram B: Laura Birdsall C: Tom Hunter D:  Michael DeForge

Mordecai and Rigby have a plan! It’s only a matter of time before our friends finally have their time in the sun, but will they be able to make it? Will Benson finally be able to stop their shenanigans for good? It’s going to be a crazy issue starring our favorite park employees!


GARFIELD #20

Author(s): Mark Evanier & Scott Nicke
Artist(s): Andy Hirsch & Gary Barker
Cover Artist(s): Gary Barker & Mark & Stephanie Heike

We’re got a holiday season treat for you — Pet Force! Planet Dorkon’s finest are back for an all-new adventure and the fur will fly.


BRAVEST WARRIORS #15

Author: Eric Esquivel
Artist: Mike Holmes
Cover Artists:  A: Tyson Hesse  B: Kali Fontecchio  C: Laura Knetzger  D: Ian Bertram

Have you ever wondered where the Bravest Warriors got their super rad weapons? Were they found in a yard sale, was it some prize after a series of training, or was it just a twist of fate and a lot of luck that lead our heroes to their most trusted weapons? Find out the true story in this issue!


ADVENTURE TIME #23

Author: Ryan North
Artists: Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
Cover Artist(s): A: Mike Holmes B: Brad McGinty C: Genevieve Farley-Tremblay D: Bryan Turner

Will Princess Bubblegum be able to stop her creation from spreading, or is already too late for the Kingdom of Ooo?! With the Kingdoms Heroes under it’s influence it leaves Marceline and Princess Bubblegum in a race again time as they try to find a way to not only save themselves, but everyone else in Ooo!


PEANUTS #14

Authors: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz

Schroeder could not be more excited. It is the most important day of the whole year…Decemeber 16th! Beethoven’s birthday! Unfortunately, no one but Schroeder seems to have remembered. Enjoy this twist on the birthday spirit along with a wonderful series of new and classic Peanuts stories.


DEATHMATCH VOL. 2

Author: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Paul Jenkins
$14.99

The second round of the ultimate battle royale begins here, as the world’s greatest superheroes are forced to fight each other to the death in a mysterious, other-worldly prison. The mysteries grow deeper and the casualty list grows longer as DEATHMATCH continues.


 POLARITY VOL 1

Authors: Max Bemis
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artist: Frazer Irving

WHY WE LOVE IT: The combination of a very personal story with a completely fresh take on the nature of super powers had us hooked from the beginning.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Max Bemis is not only an incerdibly talented songwriter (and lead singer for the band Say Anything), but an exciting, fresh voice in comics. Jorge Coelho serves up dynamic, expressive action while keeping POLARITY grounded. Plus everyone hates hipsters, right?

WHAT IT IS: What if having super powers meant losing your mind?Tim Woods is a bipolar artist stuck in the world of hipsters, meaningless sex, and vain art — better known as Brooklyn. But after he survives a near fatal car accident, Tim discovers that his mental instability is more than just a disorder, and that his bipolar medication hasn’t just been subduing his manic depression…it’s been suppressing his super powers.

This collection comes with a free download code for the entire POLARITY E.P., including a fifth original song written and performed by Max Bemis!


Fairy Quest VOL 1: Outlaws

Authors: Danielle Corsetto
Artist: Zack Sterling
Cover Artist: Stephanie Gonzaga

WHY WE LOVE IT: The combination of Paul Jenkins (DEATHMATCH, Inhumans) and Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man) delivered a smart, but sweet fairy tale we’re smitten with.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Jenkins and Ramos took fairy tales and created a rich, unique world that is at once familiar and wholly original. Adventure, beautiful art, and a girl and her wolf. What’s not to love?

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The world of Fablewood, where all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by-side, is a sinister place indeed! Under the watchful eye of the dreaded Mister Grimm and his Think Police, Red Riding Hood and her Wolf must risk everything to try and escape and find sanctuary in a mysterious place called the Real World…


ADVENTURE TIME: EYE CANDY VOL 1

Author: Various
Artist: Various
Cover Artist: Paul Pope
$24.99

WHY WE LOVE IT: One of our favorite parts of working on ADVENTURE TIME is how we’ve been allowed to let all sorts of unique artists play in this magical world with a monthly assortment of inspired covers.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Not everyone can find or buy every ADVENTURE TIME cover, but fans of the series and fans of art will not want to miss this cover gallery collection.

WHAT IT IS: The ADVENTURE TIME collection every fan has been waiting for! This book collects every cover from the ADVENTURE TIME ongoing series from issue #1 to #15.


HAWKEN: MELEE #1 (OF 5)

Author: Dan Abnett
Artist: Federico Dallocchio
Cover Artist: Tim Bradstreet
$3.99

A new, bi-weekly miniseries featuring high-action mech combat from the world of HAWKEN, the award-winning online video game from Meteor Entertainment! This premiere issue features the heart-racing pace of cat-and-mouse combat in a tale by Dan Abnett and Federico Dallocchio entitled “20 Seconds,” with cover art by Tim Bradstreet!


HAWKEN: MELEE #2 (of 5)

Author: Jim Mahfood
Artist: Jim Mahfood
Cover Artist: Jock
$3.99

High-action mech combat from the world of HAWKEN, the award-winning online video game! This issue is written and illustrated by street-funk, fan-favorite artist Jim Mahfood, spreading a madcap, cautionary tale of celebrity arrogance in the midst of heavy metal corporate warfare entitled “Friendly Fire”! Featuring cover art by Jock!


SIEGFRIED VOL. 2: THE VALKYRIE HC

Author: Alex Alice
Artist: Alex Alice
Cover Artist: Alex Alice
$24.95

A three-part story inspired by Wagner’s classic opera The Ring of the Nibelung: Siegfried, born of the love between a mortal man and a Valkyrie, is a young orphan being raised by Mimé, one of the last of the dwarf-goblin Nibelungs, in a dark forest with only wolves for friends and family. While his foster parent only wants to live in peace and solitude, Siegfried yearns to discover who his real parents were and live amongst his own kind, not knowing that Odin, father of the Norse gods, has a destiny planned for him: to fight the dragon Fafnir, guardian of the Rheingold. In this second volume, Siegfried sets off from his safe, forest home to find the world of men. With Mimé as his reluctant guide, Siegfried plunges headlong into the dangers of the swamp of the sorcerer Volva, where he learns of his destiny to confront the dragon Fafnir!

Preview: Polarity #4

POLARITY #4

Written by Max Bemis
Art Jorge Coelho
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Frazer Irving
COVER B: W. Scott Forbes
Diamond Code: MAY13 0945

Did Tim really think he was the only one? What destruction could other mental-illness powers hold? With Tim being only as powerful as he is insane, he’s going to have to get a little crazy to save the happiness he’s finally found, as he goes up against the mental cases Mays has up his sleeve…

Each issue comes with a free download for a new original song written and performed by Max Bemis!

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Preview: Polarity #3

POLARITY #3

Written by Max Bemis
Art Jorge Coelho
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Frazer Irving
COVER B: W. Scott Forbes
Diamond Code: APR13 0951

As Tim starts to become comfortable with his new powers, he begins fighting the good fight unconventionally, attacking evils relevant to people of his generation. Meanwhile, Dr. Mays seems to have his own plans for Tim… Issue #3 of POLARITY is teeming with even more dark humor and commentary on the life of an indecisive 20-something as only SAY ANYTHING frontman Max Bemis could write.

Each issue comes with a free download for a new original song written and performed by Max Bemis!

Preview: Polarity #2

POLARITY #2

Written by Max Bemis
Art Jorge Coelho
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Frazer Irving
COVER B: W. Scott Forbes
Diamond Code: MAR13 0916

With great power comes great responsibility, but who has time for that in the New York City art scene? Tim is finally realizing that his powers are not just a manifestation of his manic depression, and what better way to use them than to exact total revenge on the hipsters and jocks that have tormented him? Tune in to issue #2 of POLARITY where Tim defames and debases hipsters as only SAY ANYTHING frontman Max Bemis could write.

Each issue comes with a free download for a new original song written and performed by Max Bemis!

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Picks of the Week: The Movement #1 and 12 more!

The Movement #1 coverReally the picks this week should be all of the awesome comic books being released for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday… but, when it comes to comics for sale, The Movement #1 is our pick for this week.

We are faceless. We are limitless. We see all. And we do not forgive.

Who defends the powerless against the GREEDY and the CORRUPT? Who protects the homeless and poverty-stricken from those who would PREY upon them in the DARK OF NIGHT?

When those who are sworn to protect us abuse their power, when toxic government calls down super-human lackeys to force order upon the populace…finally, there is a force, a citizen’s army, to push order BACK.

Let those who abuse the system know this as well: We have our OWN super humans now. They are not afraid of your badges or Leagues. And they will not be SILENCED.

We are your neighbors. We are your co-workers. And we are your children.

Writer Gail Simone and artist Freddie Williams II take on the 99% within the DC Universe.

  • The Movement #1 – see above
  • The Activity #12 – The heart pounding series is flying under the radar. It’s kick-ass covert action from America’s kick-ass military teams. This issue focuses on one of the character’s previous stint in Delta Force.
  • Age of Ultron #7 – I’ve generally been down on this event, but the last issue kicked it up a notch with some actual action and story movement. After the actions of last issue, I have no idea what to expect now.
  • All-New X-Men #11 – One team member has left to join Cyclops and lets see how the rest react.
  • Charismagic Vol. 2 #1 – Part of Aspen’s “10 for 10” means a $1 issue of the debut issue of the second volume of this excellent series.
  • Fubar: American History Z – This alternative American history is full of zombie goodness. An awesome indie comic series.
  • Hawkeye #10 – This is one of the best series out there people, now read it!
  • Invincible Universe #2 – Want a solid super hero series not by the big two? Well, here you go.
  • Polarity #2 – The first issue knocked it out of the park dealing with a bi-polar artist. A solid debut, so get into it while you can!
  • The Red Ten #3 – Ten Little Indians done with super heroes. Yes please. Another awesome indie comic.
  • Suicide Risk #1 – A new ongoing by Mike Carey sees a cop take on super powered villains.
  • Superior Spider-Man #9 – Dan Slott has me enjoy Spider-Man, which is impressive. One of my favorite Marvel NOW! comics.
  • Ten Grand #1 – It’s the return of Joe’s Comics with a new series by J. Michael Straczynski and Ben Templesmith involving a mob enforcer who wants to be with his love.

 

Polarity #1 Sells Out in Less Than 24 Hours

BOOM! Studios is thrilled to announce that Polarity #1, the debut issue written and created by Say Anything frontman Max Bemis, has completely sold out at the distributor level and due to demand, the publisher has rushed to a second printing.

From the mind of Say Anything frontman Max Bemis comes POLARITY, a manic-depressive trip you’ll never forget. Timothy Woods is a bipolar artist stuck in the world of hipsters, meaningless sex, and vain art — better known as Brooklyn. But after he survives a near fatal car accident, Timothy discovers that his mental instability is more than just a disorder, and that his bipolar medication hasn’t just been subduing depression and uncontrollable mania…it’s been suppressing his super powers! Now it’s time for Timothy to stand up to his disease alongside an onslaught of wretched human villainy as he finally finds his place in the world. Each issue comes with a free download for a new original song written and performed by Max Bemis!

Polarity #1 second print ships with a new cover by Paul Maybury and is available for immediate order under Diamond order code FEB138546.

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Preview: Polarity #1

POLARITY #1

Written by Max Bemis
Art Jorge Coelho
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Frazer Irving
COVER B: W. Scott Forbes
Diamond Code: FEB130853

From the mind of SAY ANYTHING frontman Max Bemis comes POLARITY, a manic-depressive trip you’ll never forget. Timothy Woods is a bipolar artist stuck in the world of hipsters, meaningless sex, and vain art — better known as Brooklyn. But after he survives a near fatal car accident, Timothy discovers that his mental instability is more than just a disorder, and that his bipolar medication hasn’t just been subduing depression and uncontrollable mania…it’s been suppressing his super powers! Now it’s time for Timothy to stand up to his disease alongside an onslaught of wretched human villainy as he finally finds his place in the world. Each issue comes with a free download for a new original song written and performed by Max Bemis! Each issue comes with a free download for a new original song written and performed by Max Bemis!

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Around the Tubes

New comics come out tomorrow. Is there anything you’re looking forward to? What were the announcements from Wondercon that got you most excited?

Around the Tubes

Publishers Weekly – JManga Shuts Down: Robert Newman Answers Some Questions An interesting read, but not quite the hard hitting questions I’d of asked.

Spinoff Online – Walking Dead’s David Morrissey Returning as Series RegularThe “regular” part is what’s interesting to me.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

ComicsAlliance – Polarity #1

ScienceFiction.com – Revival #8

BOOM! Studios Launches Polarity From Say Anything’s Max Bemis in April

This April, BOOM! Studios is pleased to launch Polarity, an all-new four issue limited series, from Say Anything frontman Max Bemis. The highly anticipated series will be written by creator Bemis and illustrated by up-and-coming artist Jorge Coelho.

Timothy Woods is a bipolar artist stuck in the world of hipsters, meaningless sex, and vain art — better known as Brooklyn. But after he survives a near fatal car accident, Timothy discovers that his mental instability is more than just a disorder, and that his bipolar medication hasn’t just been subduing depression and uncontrollable mania…it’s been suppressing his super powers! Now it’s time for Timothy to stand up to his disease alongside an onslaught of wretched human villainy as he finally finds his place in the world.

Say Anything music fans will also want to note that every issue will come with a free download for a new original song written and performed by Bemis! Each song will not be available anywhere else and will be written specifically to accompany the comic project.

Polarity #1 ships in April with a cover by Frazer Irving, along with retailer incentive covers by W. Scott Forbes and Irving. The first issue is a 32 page, full color issue that retails for $3.99 and is available for order under Diamond Code FEB130853.

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