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Preview: Rick Veitch’s The One #6 (of 6)

Rick Veitch’s The One #6 (of 6)

Rick Veitch (w & a & c)

As the Great Superior War escalates, cities are reduced to rubble and billions die. With the planet’s tectonic plates cracking under the strain, survivors must make a final terrible choice: Join The Other and mutate into a monstrous new life form—or experience humanity’s ultimate destiny by becoming The One.

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Preview: Rick Veitch’s The One #5

Rick Veitch’s The One #5

Rick Veitch (w & a)

Magnetic Fields Forever! The world’s on the verge of destruction as the American supersoldiers find themselves face-to-face with their Soviet counterparts. Don’t look away from The One! What you’re hoping to find, in the back of your mind, it’s the surreal thing!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Preview: Rick Veitch’s The One #4 (of 6)

Rick Veitch’s The One #4 (of 6)

Rick Veitch (w & a & c)

The American supersoldier, Charles, takes the new superior war to Moscow—only to be ensnared in the wily schemes of Vera Pavlova—while his super-powered sister Amelia defends the homefront from the onslaught of their fast-mutating Soviet counterpart, Bog. Caught in the carnage, Little Larry makes a startling transformation. The One! What you’re hoping to find, in the back of your mind, it’s the surreal thing!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Preview: Rick Veitch’s The One #3

Rick Veitch’s The One #3

Story: Rick Veitch
Art: Rick Veitch
Color: Kirby Veitch
Editor: Scott Dunbier

Superior War! Charles, Amelia, and Bog, super soldiers who possess extraordinary power and a questionable grip on reality, stalk each other across the globe, setting the stage for an apocalyptic clash of civilizations. Meanwhile, The One, claiming to be a manifestation of humanity’s collective consciousness, discovers his shadow side, The Other, lurking in Benway’s son. And if that’s not enough, Double gives Little Larry the ride of his life—a magical journey to the North Pole that will change him, and perhaps all mankind, forever.

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Preview: Rick Veitch’s The One #2

Rick Veitch’s The One #2

Story: Rick Veitch Art: Rick Veitch Cover: Rick Veitch
Color: Kirby Veitch
Editor: Scott Dunbier

Waking from the Big Sleep, our post-nuclear family has a mysterious houseguest called The One. But when his ancient nemesis appears, they find themselves ensnared in a cosmic conflict of unimaginable proportions. Meanwhile, with all atomic weapons disabled by The Double, the American military unveils their long-secret super-soldier project… and then the Soviet military fast-tracks its own program based on untested Nazi Übermensch technology.

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Preview: Rick Veitch’s The One #1

Rick Veitch’s The One #1

Story: Rick Vietch Art: Rick Vietch
Color: Kirby Veitch
Editor: Scott Dunbier

The classic revisionist superhero saga that predates Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns!

Rick Veitch’s ground-breaking series has been called the last word on superheroes. It is a world-spanning, continent-crushing, over-the-top adventure story that brings the United States and Russia to the brink of annihilation… from both nuclear warheads and crazed superheroes-run-amok!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Rick Veitch’s The One Remastered and More Relevant Than Ever

Rick Veitch’s The One has been called the last word on superheroes. IDW Publishing presents a newly remastered version of this groundbreaking series, with completely new coloring that has been overseen by Veitch.

The One is a world-spanning, continent-crushing, over-the-top adventure story that brings the United States and Russia to the brink of annihilation… from both nuclear warheads and crazed superheroes-run-amok! Originally published in the mid-80s during the height of tensions between American capitalism and Soviet era communism, The One depicts a nation on the brink of World War III, presenting a shocking worldview which very much mirrors today’s hostile political climate.

This classic deconstruction of superheroes predates both Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns, paving the way for more challenging superhero stories of its ilk to emerge throughout the decade and beyond.

The extended length debut issue will be packed with 30 pages of story and go on sale this coming February.

Review: Supreme: The Story of the Year

Moore 1997 - SupremeDue to amnesia caused by a revision in time, comic book artist Ethan Crane, a.k.a. Supreme, fights to remember his past in flashbacks that range from the 1930s through the 1990s, with artwork reflecting the time periods he inhabits.

While Supreme may not be the most well known superhero, he is defiantly an interesting one. Started in 1996 under Image Comics, the character is something straight out of 1950’s and early 1960’s comics, just without the threats of Nazis and Communism. This character should is a living embodiment of the earliest comics of that day. Throwing in a pethtlora of other characters, including Professor Night, Suprema, Space Hunter, and various other heroic allies of the various incarnations of Supreme. Of course for every hero there are a categories of rogues, and villains. Including Darius Rex, The Living Galaxy, The Shadow Supreme, and several others. Of course some of the similarities to other literary villains including a love interest clearly inspired by Lois Lane.

While I wish I could find panels to post in this review, to showcase the various art styles drawn throughout the book, an artists throughout the book. It is obvious that the stories and art work chosen is meant to demonstrate various of the character, and the difference in the ages of comics. The panels that are set in the present are drawn with a more realistic art style, that is more common in modern age, and current age comics. While the “throwback,” stories are done in less serious style catering back to the early 60’s, and earlier comics when things were as simple as good vs. evil.

Story: Alan Moore Cover Art: Alex Ross
Art and Lettering: Joe Bennet, Mark Pajarillo, Chris Spouse, Richard Horie, J.J. Bennet, J. Morrigan, Rick Veitch, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Norman Rapmund, Al Gordan, and Jim Mooney
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Neil Gaiman & Mark Buckingham Begin The Golden Age in Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham #1!

On September 2nd, two comic icons bring you the series that changed comics forever. And at long last – it will finally be complete. A tale that began 25 years ago begins anew this September in Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham #1! Visionary comic legends Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham bring you a new Age of Miracles and a story of epic proportions! Kicking off The Golden Age storyline, then continuing into the famously unfinished The Silver Age & The Dark Age story arcs, Gaiman & Buckingham’s lost Miracleman story will finally see the light of day!

Uttering a single, long-forgotten word, Michael Moran transformed from the ordinary into the extraordinary – and Miracleman was born! Years out of print and left unfinished, Marvel comics is pleased to bring these trailblazing and genre defining stories to an entire new generation of fans. Now is the chance to jump on board one of the most groundbreaking stories in comic history before these two industry legends bring you it’s cataclysmic conclusion a quarter century in the making!

Reuniting with series colorist D’Israeli and award-winning letterer Todd Klein to create the each issue of Gaiman & Buckingham’s run has been remastered directly from the original artwork. Each issue also features extensive additional content including scripts, original art, sketches, rare promotional pieces – and more!

Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Variant Covers by JOE QUESADA (JUL150802) and SIMONE BIANCHI (JUL150803)
FOC – 08/10/15, On-Sale – 09/02/15


Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Welcomes Kitchen, Moore, Root, and Veitch

Al CappThe Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center on September 2527, 2015 for its 16th annual show! The have announced returning guests, Denis Kitchen, Terry Moore, Budd Root, and Rick Veitch.

The Harvey Award-winning Denis Kitchen began his comics career as a self-published underground cartoonist (Mom’s Homemade Comics, 1969), but quickly became primarily a publisher. His Kitchen Sink Press for three decades published such legendary and diverse artists as Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, R. Crumb, Mark Schultz, Charles Burns, Al Capp, Scott McCloud, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell, Dave McKean, Howard Cruse, and countless others. Kitchen also founded the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and chaired it for eighteen years. A monograph of his cartoons, The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen, was recently published. Kitchen curates exhibitions, is an art agent, a literary agent, a comics historian and author (The Art of Harvey Kurtzman and a biography, Al Capp), and has recently brought back Kitchen Sink Books as an imprint of Dark Horse Comics with partner John Lind. This is Denis’s 6th appearance at Baltimore Comic-Con where he has a special connection: as the representative of the Kurtzman estate, he was responsible for bringing the annual Harvey Awards to the convention.

Rachel RisingHaving decided to publish his initial work, Strangers in Paradise, via his Houston-based Abstract Studios, Terry Moore won an Eisner award for his work. Since then, he has gone on to write several titles for Marvel, including the hit series Runaways. Through Abstract Studios, he created the Harvey award-winning Echo, which ran for 30 issues and has since been collected, and his current title, the Harvey-nominated Rachel Rising, for which Moore both writes and provides the art.

Budd Root initially broke into the mainstream comics industry with his first published work at London Night Studios. Ultimately, Root decided he would publish his own comics, forming Basement Comics in 1993 and issuing the now-synonymous Cavewoman. The title has since gone on to see publication with Caliber Press and Avatar Press. It has also garnered an Ignatz Award nomination in 1999.

A member of The Kubert School’s first graduating class, Rick Veitch made a name early in his career as a fantasy artist and writer for Marvel’s Epic line of titles, where he worked on Epic Illustrated, Heartburst, and The One. He went on to work on the critically acclaimed Swamp Thing from DC Comics, as well as Miracleman from Eclipse Comics, for which he both wrote and provided art. Veitch then moved into the indie comics scene, working initially on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Mirage Studios and then launching his own King Hell publishing house, with titles like Bratpack and The Maximortal. Returning to larger publishers, Veitch has worked on Image’s 1963 and Supreme, and DC’s Tomorrow Stories, America’s Best Comics, The Question, and Aquaman. More recently, he wrote the Vertigo title Army@Love and The Big Lie from Image. You can find his Miracleman work reprinted these days from Marvel Comics.

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (All-New Captain America); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Sean Chen (Secret Origins); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Jungle Girl); Steve Conley (Bloop); Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn); Katie Cook (Gronk); Darwyn Cooke (Richard Stark’s Parker); Ramona Fradon (Spongebob Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Cully Hamner (Convergence: The Question); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets); Klaus Janson (Superman); Dave Johnson (Inhumans: Attilan Rising); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Denis Kitchen (The Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Went Underground); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Seth Kushner (Schmuck); Paul Levitz (Convergence: World’s Finest Comics); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Ron Marz (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Terry Moore (Rachel Rising); Tom Palmer (The Avengers); Jimmy Palmiotti (The Con Job); Dan Parent (Archie); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Ron Randall (Convergence: Catwoman); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Matteo Scalera (Black Science); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Andy Smith (Earth 2); Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans); Ben Templesmith (Gotham by Midnight); Frank Tieri (Suicide Squad); Peter Tomasi (Green Lantern Corps); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Charles Vess (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); Mark Waid (Daredevil); John Watson (Red Sonja); Kelly Yates (Doctor Who); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friends Forever).

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