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The Beginning of the End in Invincible #133

Series artist Ryan Ottley returns to re-team with Robert Kirkman to launch the final story arc of the long-running creator-owned superhero series Invincible. “The End of All Things” Part One begins with Invincible #133 from Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment this November.

This twelve-part mega-story will touch every corner of the Invincible Universe, and when it’s over… It’s over. Every single story for the past thirteen years has been leading up to this ultimate showdown running up to Invincible #144—the very last issue in the series.

Invincible #133 hits stores on Wednesday, November 16th.

INVINCIBLE #133

The Walking Dead—Excited Whispers Spread Among Fans

Image/Skybound Entertainment has announced that The Walking Dead #157 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard will be fast-tracked to a second printing in order to keep up with the overwhelming customer demand.

The mind-blowing new story arc to the New York Times bestselling series and pop culture phenomenon—The Whisperer War—launched to much fan buzz and featured the first in a sequence of connecting covers by Arthur Adams with colors by Nathan Fairbairn. Fans of The Walking Dead and comics collectors flocked to stores for an opportunity to get their hands on the hot new issue.

In The Walking Dead #157 the time has come. The forces are aligning. The war has begun! Has Rick brought about the demise of everything he’s built? Or will he triumph once again? Know this… there will be a cost.

The Walking Dead #157 , 2nd printing Cover A (Diamond Code JUN169197) and Cover B by Arthur Adams with colors by Nathan Fairbairn (Diamond Code JUN169198) will be available in stores on Wednesday, September 7th.

THE WALKING DEAD #158 2nd printing A THE WALKING DEAD #158 2nd printing B

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Black Hammer #1 2It’s new comic book day. It’s also the start of San Diego Comic-Con! We’ll have lots of coverage, so stay tuned and follow us around the web to stay updated.

While you await that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Out – 10 Queer Supervillains You Need to Know – A pretty interesting list to check out.

CBR – “Suicide Squad: Special Ops” Mobile Game Lets You Become One of the Film’s Villains – Could be interesting.

CBR – Kirkman, Skybound Adapting “Chronicles of Amber” Series for Television – Becoming a powerhouse in television!

 

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The Beat – Night Air

Review: The Walking Dead #156

TheWalkingDead156_coverIt’s “Queen and King” in The Walking Dead #156 which focuses on Negan’s experience with the Whisperers. Like the recent comics that have run in Image Comics Image+ magazine, this single issue gives us so much depth as far as Negan and also Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers. And the comic re-emphasizes that The Walking Dead is about the living people, not the shambling hoards.

The issue is all about Negan as he’s integrated into the world of the Whisperers. Through each segment, we learn more about the rules of the Whisperers and how they structure their society. It’s a fascinating peek behind the curtain. We’ve gotten some hints up to this point, but with this issue, it’s all laid out so there’s no confusion at all.

While we learn more about the Whisperers, we also learn more about Negan himself. The man has a code and here it’s clear what that code and philosophy is. It’s very clear after this issue.

Writer Robert Kirkman lays all of that out while giving us a lot of humor. Let’s face it, motormouth Negan dealing with a group of people who don’t talk is going to be entertaining. But it’s not all humor, there’s some heart too as Alpha is given her “scene” and we learn there’s more to her than the stern leader.

But, the issue is really about the ending. What happens isn’t surprising at all, it’s what’s said that makes you question so many actions these past few issues. I’m not spoiling it, but it shines a different light on the motivations behind a certain someone’s actions.

Kirkman as always is helped by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn, who form like Voltron to give us fantastic visuals as always. This issue is sparse on the backgrounds and details, and even gore, but every panel is key in setting the tone, the mood, and adding to the story through a character’s stance or the look on their face.

This is a key issue that should have fans buzzing. Where the series goes from here is anyone’s bet, because while the act committed could be seen a mile away, the why is a mystery that’s yet to come.

Story: Robert Kirkman Art: Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn
Story: 8.45 Art: 8.4 Overall: 8.45 Recommendation: Buy

More chills and thrills from Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta

Bestselling creative team of Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta will launch a new story arc in their ongoing horror series Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta from Skybound this July.

Previously in Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta, Kyle was faced with the most emotional exorcism he’d performed yet, as he learned more about his abilities and what’s really happening around him. Secrets were revealed that changed everything.

In Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #19, answers are given and secrets are revealed, as the start of a new story arc finds Kyle and Sidney having a conversation that will change EVERYTHING. Kyle has never been in more danger.

Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #19 (Diamond code: MAY160605) hits stores Wednesday, July 27th. Final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, June 27th.

Outcast #19

Demonic—Sometimes the Worst Demons are the Ones Inside

Image/Skybound Entertainment has announced the sinister, all-new series Demonic co-created by Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri, written by Eisner Award-nominated Christopher Sebela, and with debut artist Niko Walter, colorist Dan Brown, and letterer Sal Cipriano set to launch this August 2016.

In Demonic, Detective Scott Graves will do anything to protect his family… even bargain away his soul. Now, the only thing to fear isn’t New York’s worst criminals, but what’s already raging inside of him. After all, what’s the cost of your soul when it’s already damaged?

Demonic #1 Cover A (Diamond Code JUN160587) and Cover B by Witch Doctor‘s Lukas Ketner (Diamond Code JUN160588) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, August 17th.

DEMONIC 1

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Captain America Civil WarIt’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? Sound off in the comments below!

While you await shops opening, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Kotaku – If Marvel’s Civil War Starred Anime Girls – Interesting…

AMC – AMC Orders ‘History of Comic Books’ Docuseries From ‘Walking Dead’ Creator – Been waiting for someone to do this.

 

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The Beat – Incomplete Works

Outcast Gets a New Trailer Before the June 3rd Debut

Based on the comic book series by writer Robert Kirman and artist Paul Azaceta, Outcast follows Kyle Barnes who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it.

The television show debuts on Cinemax June 3.

Image Comics Announces Creators for Creators

Creators for CreatorsAt Image ComicsImage Expo it wasn’t just new products that were announced, they also announced a new non-profit, Creators for Creators. The goal of the organization is to “encourage, support, and promote original works through grants and education.”

The program will be a combination of financial backing and mentorship. The plan is to give $30,000 to a single cartoonist or a wrister/artist duo to support their creation of original work of between sixty-four and one hundred pages over a single year. A committee will decide the recipient.

The mentorship mentioned will be beyond creation and will cover all aspects of the comic-creating experience to help create a firm foundation when it comes to the creative, business, legal, and financial aspects of the business.

Recipients will retain rights to their works and will not just be supported by Image, but also Iron Circus Comics. The long term goal is to also make the website a resource to educate creators.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and you have until May 1, 2016 to apply. You can learn more here.

The Creators for Creators grant was founded by Charlie Adlard, Jordie Bellaire, David Brothers, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Nick Dragotta, Leila del Duca, Matt Fraction, Kieron Gillen, Jonathan Hickman, Joe Keatinge, Robert Kirkman, Jamie McKelvie, Rick Remender, Declan Shalvey, Fiona Staples, Eric Stephenson, C. Spike Trotman, and Brian K. Vaughan.

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Black_Panther_1_CoverIt’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What are you reading first? Sound off in the comments below!

While you await the shops to open up, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

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Vice – Ta-Nehisi Coates on ‘Black Panther’ and Creating a Comic That Reflects the Black Experience – A good read before the comic is out today.

The Daily Beast – Agents of SHIELD’s Chloe Bennet: Why I Stopped Using My Chinese Last Name – Another very good read.

NJ.com – Newark firefighter indicted for allegedly selling pirated DVDs from comic shop – Well ok then.

CBR – The Mission: The Death and Rebirth of DC Comics – Always a great read.

The Hollywood Reporter – Robert Kirkman Seeks to Stop a “Hijack” of ‘The Walking Dead’ – Should be interesting to watch.

Gizmodo – Sphero’s BB-8 Can Now Watch and React to The Force Awakens Along With You – Want to do this so bad!

 

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