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Preview: Rick Veitch’s The One

Rick Veitch’s The One

Rick Veitch (w & a & c)

The classic revisionist superhero saga that predates Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns and presented a shocking worldview that almost predicted today’s political climate! Rick Veitch’s groundbreaking 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!

HC • FC • $29.99 • 200 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-358-2

Rick Veitch’s The One

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!

MIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN & BUCKINGHAM #1 (JUL150801)
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art & Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
Variant Covers by JOE QUESADA (JUL150802) and SIMONE BIANCHI (JUL150803)
Jam Variant by GARRY LEACH, ALAN DAVIS, JOHN TOTLEBEN & RICK VEITCH (JUL150804)
FOC – 08/10/15, On-Sale – 09/02/15

Miracleman_by_Gaiman_and_Buckingham_1_Cover

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