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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.

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

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Preview: Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary #1

Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary #1

Story By Various
Art by: Various
Cover by: Jim Lee
Variant cover by: Liam Sharp, Nicola Scott

An immense special issue celebrating seventy-five years of the Amazing Amazon, through phenomenal new stories, art, and stand-alone illustrations! Featuring a roster of incredible creators—some who’ve laid down legendary runs with the character, and some who’ve never drawn her before—including Rafael Albuquerque, Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, Renae De Liz, Brenden Fletcher, Adam Hughes, Karl Kerschl, Gail Simone, and many, many more to be announced!

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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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Review: The Legend of Wonder Woman #1

The Legend of Wonder Woman #1A new Wonder Woman 9-issue miniseries begins here with a story written and penciled by Renae De Liz! In the beginning there was only chaos. But Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, saw a better future—and eventually, her daughter would be destined to bring that new world to life! Before her ultimate fate unfolds, though, Diana of Themyscira must learn the important lessons of an Amazonian childhood!

Much like Superman: American Alien, The Legend of Wonder Woman is going back to basics, taking on Wonder Woman as a kid and really examining her birth, education, training, and discovery of her role in the world.

Writer Renae De Liz really explores the world of the Amazonians taking us through their history. I’m sure there’s enough to not keep everyone happy. There’s emphasis that Hippolyta didn’t feel complete without a child. That has some implications, and we can debate about it. But, some do feel that way, and as I age, I’ll admit as a guy I’m even prone to that a little. So, I went back and forth on that, but I’m sure it’ll turn off some.

The comic though is fantastic, treating Diana as a miracle, an heir to a throne, and also lonely and not confident on her role in her society. What I also liked is De Liz’s emphasis on that society, which takes up about half the comic and goes through a lot of history. As someone who hasn’t read a lot of Wonder Woman, it’s a of new to me, and I like how it was all laid out. Just solid overall.

De Liz does double duty and gives us some beautiful, and creepy art too. There’s a fantastic design, and I liked the small details included. Some look like warriors, those who aren’t into the warrior aspect as much are slightly less muscular. It’s great to see.

This is the Wonder Woman we need. This is the Wonder Woman we deserve. This is the Wonder Woman I’ve wanted for so long. Yes please, more of this. The Legend of Wonder Woman is an absolutely buy and comic you should be supporting in hopes we get more.

Story: Renae De Liz Art: Ray Dillon, Renae De Liz
Story: 8.4 Art: 8.7 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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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: Red Sonja #13

Red Sonja #13

Gail Simone (w)
Walter Geovani (a)
Jenny Frison, Renae De Liz (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 35 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Beginning a new Sonja epic that will shake the She-Devil to her core! In THE FORGIVING OF MONSTERS, PART ONE, the Hyrkanian finds herself aiding a small village against a hideous and bloody infestation, while an enemy from her past threatens to crush her spirit forever!

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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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Preview: Betty and Veronica #265

Betty and Veronica #265

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Renae De Liz
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 4/17
Price: $2.99

Betty and the Beast”— If Veronica can’t have Archie, no one can! Prince Archie has been cursed into beast-form by Enchantress Veronica who saw no love in his heart for her. There is, however, a loophole to the spell: if another falls for Archie by his 21st birthday, the curse will be lifted! Otherwise, he’ll remain a beast for eternity. Just when it seems all hope is lost, along comes a romantic contender named Betty. Could she be the one? Will the spell be broken at long last? Not if Enchantress Veronica has anything to say about it!

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