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Exclusive Preview: The Light Princess #1 (of 5)

THE LIGHT PRINCESS #1 (of 5)

Script: Meredith Finch
Art: Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon
Cover: Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon
On Sale Date: February 27, 2019
24-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
Item Code: DEC181766

A benevolent king and his beautiful queen long for a child, and their dream can only come at a great cost; the queen proposes a self-sacrifice, which the king hesitatingly accepts. But when their longed-for child finally arrives, the king’s wicked sister, covetous of his throne, secretly curses the new royal babe. Writer Meredith Finch (ROSE) with artists Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon (Wonder Woman) masterfully adapt the classic fairy tale in a thrilling fantasy adventure!

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ABOUT THE CREATORS

Meredith Finch has written for Zenescope and DC Comics, and has published her own series, ROSE, which integrates modern issues with mythology.

Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon are best-known for their work on the critically acclaimed DC Comics series The Legend of Wonder Woman. They’ve worked with some of comics’ top publishers, including IDW, Image, and Archie. renaedeliz.blogspot.com / raydillon.com

Cave Pictures Publishing is Launching Comics for the Spiritually Inclined

“Christian” films is big business. With low budgets, they return many factors for their studios making them a very profitable business. While there’s been some attempts to bring that sort of storytelling to comics, no publisher has recreated the marketing that has led to success in films. Cave Pictures Publishing looks to break through and change that.

The publisher revealed a slate of new titles during last week’s New York Comic Con, with a new vision for modern myth-telling. Founded by entertainment executive Mark Rodgers of the cause marketing and creative production firm More Partnerships, Cave Pictures Publishing’s line of spiritually inclined comics debuts in comic shops this January.

The new line of comics mini-series features work from some of the industry’s brightest lights, crafting top-quality and spiritually meaningful stories.

The first title, the horror comedy Appalachian Apocalypse, launches in January from writer Billy Tucci and artist Ethan Nicolle.

Following series launching each month thereafter include:

The Light Princess, a fairy tale by writer Meredith Finch with art by Renae De Liz & Ray Dillon.

The Blessed Machine, a sci-fi escape thriller by Jesse Hamm and company founder Mark Rodgers with art by Hamm.

The No Ones, action-packed superhero drama by writer Jim Krueger with art by Well-Bee.

Wylde, a supernatural western by Daniel Bradford.

Cave Pictures draws its mission and vision from Plato’s allegory of the cave; that what we see with our eyes is often a shadow of greater reality.

More details on each series will be announced in coming months.

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hawkeye1coverIt’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What are you getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Kotaku – Overwatch Comic Not Released In Russia Because Of Gay Propaganda Law – What the fuck!?

Kotaku – Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Is Off To A Great Start – Who’s playing? What do you think?

Newsarama – Wizard World Outsources Convention Ticket Sales – Interesting move.

The Beat – Renae DeLiz, Ray Dillon and the eternal war of creators and publishers – A good read and covers a lot.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

The Beat  – Equinoxes

Talking Comics – Hawkeye #1

Review: Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1

ww75as_cv1_dsWhen it comes to Wonder Woman, it never surprises me, that although her stature in the comics world is as immense as it is, that she has never had a solo movie until next year. This character who, has inspired women of all ages for decades, and has even been on Ms. Magazine, never truly has gotten her due. Her life in the comics world, is as just as big as her contemporaries, Batman and Superman. Her backstory is also just as interesting, if not more, as she ascends from royalty, revealing a long extenuating misogyny within the fandom.

Surprisingly, most people still don’t know that she was created by a doctor, who researched bondage and other depravities, but also sought to understand the human condition. Wonder Woman, is the perfect example of the human experience, as she does take the hero’s journey, becoming a stronger character by leaving her home. Since her inception, her character has grown with society, as she initially followed tropes but eventually came to challenge each one. She even challenges the trope of relationships, where she takes the more dominant roles in her relationships with Batman and Superman.

In the Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special, several writers and artists collaborate to create stories in which makes us all look at Diana different. “Big Things One Day Come” has Diana and a new superhero by the name of Star Blossom take on a kryptonite powered gorilla, which is both funny and action packed. “Gives Us Strength” follows Diana as she fights some Nazis and actually helps liberate France during World War II. The last piece that stands out is the interview Lois Lane does with Wonder Woman, which answers some questions, but brings up even more.

Altogether, this special is more a love letter to this character which has inspired millions and continues to every day. The writers all bring their love to the story. The artist more so as they see her in each, a different light. Overall, a fun tribute to an icon.

Story and Art by: Liam Sharp, Rafael Scavone and Rafael Albuquerque, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl, Fabio Moon, Hope Larson and Ramon Bachs, Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon, Jill Thompson, Annie Wu, Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbairn, Sebastian Fumara, Claire Roe and Jordie Bellaire, Marcio Takara and Marcelo Maiolo, Phil Jimenez and Romulo Fajardo Jr, Brian Bolland, Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage, Jenny Frison, Gail Simone and Colleen Doran
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Exclusive Preview: Legend of Wonder Woman Chapter 21

Legend of Wonder Woman Chapter 21

Writer & Penciller: Renae De Liz
Inker & Colorist: Ray Dillon
Cover Artists: De Liz and Dillon

Diana’s battle against the Duke of Deception leads her to a confrontation with the Greek pantheon!

The chapter will be available for download Thursday via the DC Comics App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus.

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The Legend of Wonder Woman Trailer

The Legend of Wonder Woman is a 9-issue, 270pg comics series through DC Comics written and Illustrated by Renae De Liz and inked/colored/lettered/designed by Ray Dillon!

Their stunningly rendered Digital First comic starring Diana of Themyscira arrives in print on January 13th! This is a comic that will surprise and delight readers of all ages. Come witness the birth of a hero, come witness The Legend of Wonder Woman!

Preview: Sonic Universe Vol. 7: The Silver Saga

SONIC UNIVERSE VOL. 7: THE SILVER SAGA

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, Ray Dillon and Steve Downer
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
978-1-936975-89-1
$11.99/$13.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 7/16

Journey to a dark and twisted future with SILVER THE HEDGEHOG! The popular Sonic Graphic Novel series returns with SONIC UNIVERSE 7: SILVER SAGA. Silver the Hedgehog lives in a world of ruin, and he’s been traveling to the past, trying to change the fate of his time. But he’s not prepared when a strange new force travels both space and time to attack him! Silver must journey to a twisted version of his world, join the last handful of rebels, and overthrow the most powerful foe he’s ever encountered. Silver’s psychic power is pushed to its limit against the chaos-fueled fury of a demi-god! The Silver Saga collects Sonic Universe #25-28. Features a special silver ink-enhanced cover!

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Preview: Protectors, Inc. #7

Protectors, Inc. #7

Story By: J. Michael Straczynski
Art By: Gordon Purcell
Art By: Mike Atiyeh
Cover By: Gordon Purcell
Cover By: Mike Atiyeh
Variant Cover By: Renae Deliz
Variant Cover By: Ray Dillon
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY140720
Published: July 2, 2014

The Angel and Detective Riley have joined forces to determine who killed the Huntsman, and why. With each new discovery, the suspicion grows that it was one of the Protectors who did the job…and that there may be other, unsolved murders that could only have been committed by one of their own. In a world without super-powered bad guys, has someone finally crossed over to the other side? And if they have, how can they be stopped? And what secret is Protectors Inc. hiding about all this? Tune in for another thrilling adventure…

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Dream Police Is A Mysterious, Fantasy Series Sure to Intrigue Readers

Join Dream Police Detectives Joe Thursday and Frank Stanford as they patrol the dreamscape in Dream Police, written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Sid Kotian.

Joe and Frank have been partners for as long as they can remember, patrolling the alternate universe of dreams, nightmares, and the great void beyond, an alternate but very real dimension of changelings, echoes, wisps, ethers, and nightwalkers, those that died in their sleep and wander the dreamscape forever.

The Dream Police have seen it all. But when Frank steps away and disappears… and the woman who returns says she’s Joe’s partner, that she’s always been Joe’s partner… he begins a journey into the unknown that will shake the dreaming down to its very foundation.

While growing up, Straczynski moved 20 times by the time he was 17. This lack of continuity as a child led him to imagine his own “hometown,” a community that he patched together with different memories from all the different places he’d tried to settle, and visited only in his dreams. “I’ve been fascinated with the idea that the dreamscape is a real place, stitched together from echoes of the physical world, where we go to find some measure of relief, or adventure, or understanding,” said Straczynski. “If that’s the case, then there has to be some means of providing order and protecting dreamers from danger… which led me to the notion of the Dream Police.”

Dream Police is more than just a crime series. Each issue does world building and allows readers to get to know more than just the police that inhabit the dream community. “The book delves into the other characters who live in the dreamscape,” said Straczynski. “The architects (who design environments on the fly as needed by dreamers), changeling and echoes (who play the parts of people we know), nightmares (figures both frightening and deeply tragic) and others who serve a higher power.”

The first issue of Dream Police arrives in stores on 4/30 and will be available for $2.99. Cover A (by Sid Kotian and Bill Farmer) can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code: FEB140494. Cover B (by Renae Deliz and Ray Dillon) can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code: FEB140495.

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Review: Fairest: In All the Land

FAIRATL_HC_DJ_FRONTFairest: In All the Land is the latest original graphic novel set in the Fables/Fairest universe. Featuring short stories by Bill Willingham, the graphic novel is told through the perspective of the Magic Mirror! The murder mystery contains two illustrated prose chapters that bookend thirty comic chapters, that all combine to tell the story of the worst week of Cinderella’s life. The art is provided by a murderers row of artists, showing off their unique talent with the help of Willingham’s story telling ability.

I’ve been a long time fan of the Fables world and it’s spin-offs, even going so far as to buy original art from Mark Buckingham who contributes here. One of the highlights has been the spy-like mini-series featuring Cinderella, that have mixed the fantasy setting, mashing it up with Bond like spy dramas. Here, instead of having to wait months for a new mini-series, we’re treated to a full story in one go, one that has actual impact in the continuity.

While Cinderella is usually thrown into spy-action thrillers, instead we’re given a murder mystery, as she attempts to figure out who is killing some of the fairest in the land. It’s fun watching this character who usually solves her problems with kicking, punching and weapons, attempt to fill the role of Bigby Wolf, the usual detective/sheriff. Her stumbling throughout is charming and a nice change from what we usually see with her.

Overall the story is really solid, and it’s great to read a graphic novel with these characters. Hopefully we’ll get one or two more before Willingham wraps up his series (or more after he does!). There’s also some nice commentary on the women we’ve come to expect and accept in classic fairy tales. Read the graphic novel and you’ll understand.

The mix of art is an interesting mix as well. I can’t say it added anything for me, but all of these artists are top notch, so seeing all their styles and takes on the same characters is interesting. It being one narrative throughout is interesting as well, as opposed to an anthology of related by standalone stories. Overall, the art is solid and much beautiful to look at.

The graphic novel is a great addition for long-time fans and the fact it has impact on continuity makes it even better. This is how you do a solid graphic novel tie-in.

As I said, I want to see more of this, here’s hoping we do. If not, at least we’ve got a few great graphic novels of this fabulous comic world.

Story: Bill Willingham Art: Chrissie Zullo, Karl Kerschl, Renae De Liz, Ray Dillon, Fiona Meng, Mark Buckingham, Phil Noto, Meghan Hetrick, Russ Braun, Tony Akins, Gene Ha, Tula Lotay, Marley Zarcone, Ming Doyle, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Nimit Malavia, Dean Ormston, Kurt Huggins, Adam Hughes, Al Davison, Shawn McManus, Inaki Maranda, Kevin Maguire
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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