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Preview: Old Haunts #4

Old Haunts #4

(W) Ollie Masters, Rob Williams (A/CA) Laurence Campbell
In Shops: Sep 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Three Made Men, standing at the brink of retirement, find their unbreakable bond put to the ultimate test when they are suddenly – and literally – assaulted by the ghosts of their past. Confronted by decades of buried secrets – resentments, affairs, double-crosses, and murders – the three friends have no choice but to unearth the deepest, darkest sin from their past and pray they don’t find an empty grave.

Old Haunts #4

Review: Old Haunts #1

Old Haunts #1

I’m a big fan of mob films. I can watch films like The Godfather, Goodfellas, New Jack City, and Casino, over and over. What you rarely is that genre mashed up with others. There have been attempts at comedy or romance but most films are pretty siloed in style. Old Haunts #1 is an interesting spin on the mob story as it attempts to deliver something new, a mob story with a horror twist.

Written by Ollie Masters and Rob Williams, Old Haunts #1 introduces us to three mobsters who have a literal pile of bodies underneath them. They have decided to get out of the business and move on. But, their past crime doesn’t want them to. It’s a take on the concept of one’s past coming back to haunt you.

The result is pretty decent, enough that I really want to see where it goes.

The story delivers a few cliches from the genre and Old Haunts #1 is mostly set up but there’s enough there to want to see more. The issue is, our three main characters are generally forgettable. They each have some minor things to set them apart but they generally blend away after reading. Not long after I’ve read the first issue and each character’s name is already forgotten.

It’s the character types that really stand out and that plays into the horror aspect. Instead of the “slut” we have one character who pays for sex. We still have the tough guy who’s surely going to die. Then there’s the nice guy who’s probably supposed to be the protagonist that we cheer for in hopes they survive and are happy. It’s not bad but you can see there’s a bit plug and play going on. Still, it works as a start setting up what’s to come.

The art by Laurence Campbell is pretty solid. With color by Lee Loughridge and lettering by Sal Cipriano, it relies heavily on shadows delivering a style that fits the noir/crime genre. Blues, reds, yellows, and purples, with a heavy dose of black pepper the panels giving the comic a very interesting look that befits the story. The characters are definitely different in their look and style, but run into that issue that they also don’t stand out. It’s not bad but also a comic that you’ll remember liking but nothing specific you can really pinpoint. The horror aspects though absolutely deliver a creepy vibe and go in a solid direction I want to see more of.

As an introduction, Old Haunts #1 is interesting and entertaining. It brings together two genres you don’t see mashed up often. It’s a good introduction that as a piece of the bigger story will be fine but on its own falls a little short. It lacks that little bit something special that really puts it over the top. But, like a horror film, that’s also not the point. This is the lull before the storm and we really want to see the scares from here. As a set up to that, it works quite well.

Story: Ollie Masters, Rob Williams Art: Laurence Campbell
Color: Lee Loughridge Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

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AWA Studios Releases a Trailer for Old Haunts

AWA Studios has released the official trailer for the supernatural crime thriller, Old Haunts, written by Ollie Masters and Rob Williams, art by Laurence Campbell, colors by Lee Loughridge, and lettering by Sal Cipriano. Old Haunts has an updated release date of June 10, 2020.

Three Made Men, standing at the brink of retirement, find their unbreakable bond put to the ultimate test when they are suddenly assaulted by the ghosts of their past. Confronted by decades of buried secrets – resentments, affairs, double-crosses, and murders – the three friends have no choice but to unearth the deepest, darkest sin from their past and pray they don’t find an empty grave.

Cla$$war Comes to Image in July 2020

The critically acclaimed indie superhero title — Cla$$war by Rob WilliamsTrevor Hairsine, and Travel Foreman — will be available in trade paperback for the first time from Image Comics this July 2020.

Love your country then rip it down! In Cla$$war, beloved supersoldier, American, uncovers the dark truth behind the White House and burns the word “Liar” into the forehead of the president on live TV. Now on the run with a rogue CIA agent, he intends to reveal everything he now knows to the world. Can his former teammates, the superteam Enola Gay, stop him?  

Cla$$war (ISBN: 978-1607438168) will be available on Wednesday, July 15 and in bookstores on Tuesday, July 21.

Cla$$war

Review: Upshot Now #0

Upshot Now #0 kicks off AWA’s upcoming titles with black and white first issues of three series along with previews of five other comics!

Story: J. Michael Straczynski, Michael Moreci, Jason Starr, Frank Cho, John Lees, Benjamin Percy, Ollie Masters, Rob Williams
Art: Mike Deodato, Jr., C.P. Smith, Will Conrad, Dalibor Talajić, Ramon Rosanas, Laurence Campbell, Bretn Schoonover
Color: Sabine Rich
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Covers: Rahzzah, Jeff Dekal, Tim Bradstreet, Kaare Andrews

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Project Superpowers: Evolution HC

Project Superpowers: Evolution HC

writer: Rob Williams
artist: Sergio Davila
cover: Jay Anacleto
FC | 200 Pages | $24.99 | Teen+

CONTAINS: ISSUES 0-6 + BONUS CONTENT!

Project Superpowers is Back! An all-new threat faces the Earth, while the team faces turmoil from within and must overcome all obstacles to prove their worth and value in a world that desperately needs its heroes. The Death-Defying Devil, Samson, Black Terror, Masquerade, Green Lama, Scarab and more are all here as the adventure begins again!

Project Superpowers: Evolution HC

Preview: Project Superpowers #6

Project Superpowers #6

writer: Rob Williams
artist: Sergio Davila
covers: Francesco Mattina (A), Ed Benes (B), John Royle (C), Diego Galindo (D), Stephen Segovia (E), Sergio Davila (F)
Francesco Mattina (RI-Virg), Stephen Segovia (RI-B/W), Ed Benes (RI-Virg), Stephen Segovia (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

It is the final confrontation between the alien invader P:andora and the surviving members of Project Superpowers. Can they make one last stand? Do a sense of hope and true heroes still exist in this world? Or will all life on planet Earth be a thing of the past?

Project Superpowers #6

Preview: Suicide Squad #50

Suicide Squad #50

(W) Rob Williams (A) German Peralta, Brent Schoonover, Will Conrad (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
In Shops: Jan 16, 2019
SRP: $4.99

The infection in Temho Me4ta prison spreads, and cannot be allowed to reach the surface. The Suicide Squad is all that stands in the way of a global pandemic. It’s line-in-the-sand time: Will the Squad be forced to live up to its name? Don’t miss this extra-sized anniversary issue!

Suicide Squad #50

Preview: Project Superpowers #5

Project Superpowers #5

writer: Rob Williams
artist: Sergio Davila
covers: Francesco Mattina (A), Ed Benes (B), John Royle (C), Philip Tan (D), Stephen Segovia (E), Sergio Davila (F)
Francesco Mattina (RI-Virg), Stephen Segovia (RI-B/W), Ed Benes (RI-Virg), Stephen Segovia (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Pandora is here, the Earth’s armies lay powerless and the mightiest of the Project Superpower heroes are dead. Can P:andora reclaim and open his box? And, if so, what version of apocalypse lies within? Only Imani and The Spirit of the American Flag stands in his way. The last hero…

Project Superpowers #5

Preview: Suicide Squad #49

Suicide Squad #49

(W) Rob Williams (A) Diogenes Neves (CA) David Williams
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Beneath the ice of the Siberian seas, a final reckoning awaits the Suicide Squad. Amanda Waller has been implanted with her very own brain bomb-with Rick Flag’s finger on the trigger. While Deadshot, Katana, Boomerang, Harley and Croc fight tooth and nail for their very survival, they must also uncover answers to a host of life-and-death questions: What’s the secret hidden within Temho Me4ta prison? Who are the Vets? And who, ultimately, will be the Squad’s final judge, jury and executioner?

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