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Scarlet Witch Premium Art Print by Sideshow Collectibles

Sideshow Collectibles has released a Scarlet Witch Premium Art Print. This stunning collaboration between artists artists Ian MacDonald and Scott Forbes shows off the powerful Marvel character.

The print exhibits her incredibly powerful mutant and magic abilities, the Avengers sorceress Wanda Maximoff is as beautiful and alluring as she is dangerous.

This 18×24 hand‐numbered, limited edition art print features an authorized, automated penciled signature and embossed seal of authenticity.

Limited to 300, the item is available unframed for $89.99.

 

 

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Preview: Morning Glories #28

Morning Glories #28

Story by: Nick Spencer
Art By: Joe Eisma
Cover By: Rodin Esquejo
Variant Cover by: Mehdi Cheggour, Joe Eisma, Scott Forbes, Frazer Irving, Riley Rossmo, Charles Paul Wilson III, Tradd Moore
Price: $3.99

“… And There Is No End.”

The double-sized conclusion to the Season 2 Premiere!

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Preview – 27: Second Set #4

27: Second Set #4

story CHARLES SOULE, art RENZO PODESTA, cover SCOTT FORBES

Price: $3.99

The second chapter of the 27 saga comes to a close with a stunning confrontation between Garland and one-hit-wonder-witch, Valerie Hayes. It’s a talent competition with the entire world as the audience, judged by none other than the God of Fame. The loser loses it all, and the winner takes… everything!

Preview – 27: Second Set #3

27: Second Set #3

story CHARLES SOULE, art RENZO PODESTA, cover SCOTT FORBES

Price: $3.99

1980s one-hit wonder turned witch Valerie Hayes will NOT stop until she has magically stolen our hero William Garland’s immense fame and made it her own. Her first attempt failed miserably, so now she’s calling on the other members of the one-hit wonder club to help. Full of homages to some of rock’s greatest fizzles, this is one issue not to miss!

Review – 27: Second Set #2 and #3 – Extra Early Review!

27: Second Set #2 CoverI’ve been a fan of Charles Soule‘s 27 when I first saw his pitch at the Baltimore Comic Con last year.  The art was amazing and the idea of a series following a down on his luck musician hoping to make it to his 28th birthday was something I was familiar with and intrigued in how it would be depicted.  Little did I know the story would be infused with mysticism, deals with the devil and a nice puzzle throughout.

Fast forward to the second set and the mysticism and focus on numbers has been dialed down a bit.  Instead we’re given a volume that’s focus is the character of Alex Garland and what it means to have a second chance.

At the end of the first issue, Garland has revealed the board in his chest to the world with a rather impressive light show.  He quickly rockets from being a musician who is working his way back to the top to instantly being the hottest thing there is out there.

Garland has revealed to the world that he has a bizarre button implanted in his chest that gives him genius-level creative powers every time it is pushed. His fame has skyrocketed, but he’s already attracting unwanted attention: a 1980s one-hit wonder turned witch will do whatever she can to steal the button, even if it means cutting it right out of Garland’s chest!

The idea of having this focus on one-hit wonders through the second volume is impressive and smart.  Garland could easily go that route.  He also could skyrocket to the spotlight by using the device in his chest.  But in the first issue, we see him putting in the hard work.

The second and third issue have a nice track running through them following Garland and the baddie.  There’s the story of the world reacting to Garland’s reveal and then there’s Valerie Hayes, the one-hit wonder who wants Garlands power.  He’s in the limelight again and she wants to be there.  Garland made a deal to get their and is literally killing himself each time he uses his power, how far will she go?

There’s just something that’s really fun with this second volume.  I feel like I’m on the fame ride with Garland and there’s such smart commentary on that experience throughout, but it’s very subtle and not preachy.  The nods of the hats to the one-hit wonders of the past is great as well.  It starts from the covers and works it’s way inward.

The art is unbelievable.  There’s little out there that looks like this series.  I’d hang these pages on my wall, the covers especially.  If the story doesn’t get you, the art will.  It’s beyond fantastic.

27 is a comic like no other.  Unique story, amazing art the second and third issues are an absolute buy.

Writer: Charles Soule Art: Renzo Podesta Cover: Scott Forbes Publisher: Image Comics

Story: 8.75 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Preview – 27: Second Set #2

27: Second Set #2 (of 4)

story CHARLES SOULE, art RENZO PODESTA, cover SCOTT FORBES
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: AUG110506
October 26, 2011

Garland has revealed to the world that he has a bizarre button implanted in his chest that gives him genius-level creative powers every time it is pushed. His fame has skyrocketed, but he’s already attracting unwanted attention: a 1980s one-hit wonder turned witch will do whatever she can to steal the button, even if it means cutting it right out of Garland’s chest!

THE HIT SERIES RETURNS FOR AN ENCORE!

GOLDEN AGE FORMAT

27: Second Set #2 Cover

Review – 27 Second Set #1

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27 Second Set #1 CoverI gushed over the first volume of Charle Soule‘s 27.  The series is about a rock star who wants to make it through his 27th birthday.   You see, all the great ones have died at that age.  Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and most recently Amy Winehouse.  The first series ran towards the mystical side of things, it definitely wasn’t what I was expecting, but it was solid.  Here’s what the official description for the first issue.

The next, new reader-friendly chapter in the 27 saga begins HERE. Almost a year after the events of 27: FIRST SET, Will Garland, down-on-his-luck rock star, is desperate to recapture his lost fame. How far will he go, and will he encounter more cosmic craziness and intense action on the way? Answers: very far indeed, and absolutely. But on the plus side – groupies!

The fantastic thing about 27 Second Set #1 is Soule’s focus on Garland the person and his struggle.  Like the music he’s now playing, the focus of the comic is personal and in a way, the series is muted, matching the amazing art by Renzo Podesta.  The first issue completely focuses on Garland and his attempt to work his way back into the spotlight.  He’s doing it the hard way, using his talent and hard work to get there.  You can’t help by cheer for him and feel bad about the real world state of the music industry.

The ending of the issue sets up the conflict to come, and my guess is future issues won’t be quite as focused on Garland the person as the first, but if they have the heart of the first one, it won’t matter.  Much like I want to do for Garland the character, I’m cheering for the series.  Amazing story, amazing art, there’s everything here to cheer for.

Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Story: Charles Soule Art: Renzo Podesta Cover: Scott Forbes

Publisher: Image Comics Cost: $3.99 Release Date: September 14

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.

27: First Set Book Release Party this Thursday, June 30!


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Come out this Thursday to celebrate the release of 27: First Set, Charles Soule‘s breakout hit with art by Renzo Podesta and covers by Scott Forbes.  The first volume of the series is published by Image Comics/Shadowline.

The party is being held at the Southpaw rock club in their “Down South” room.

Southpaw/Down South
125 Fifth Avenue (between St. John’s & Sterling – close to the Bergen St. 2/3 stop or the Union St. N stop)
8 PM-?

Open Bar (for at least the first hour or so!)

Live Music (no cover!) – Jake Laufer, The Growlers and the Charles Soule Band (with special guests)

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