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Double the Damnation with Becky Cloonan and InHyuk Lee Variant Covers

BOOM! Studios has revealed a look at new variant cover art by Becky Cloonan and InHyuk Lee for Damn Them All #1, a brand new original horror series from legendary The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard and writer Simon Spurrier, colorist Sofie Dodgson, and letterer Jim Campbell, that introduces your favorite new occult antihero in a dark supernatural thriller this October 2022.

Meet Ellie “Bloody El” Hawthorne: occultist-for-hire. Following the death of Ellie’s uncle, an infamous magician and occult detective, the 72 devils of the Ars Goetia are mysteriously freed from their infernal realm. Now it’s up to Ellie to track down each of these exiled demons and damn them right back to Hell by any means necessary… holy water, conjuration, or just her trusty, rusty claw hammer.

Damn Them All #1 features main cover art by series artist Adlard, and variant covers by acclaimed illustrators DANI, Christian Ward, Sean Phillips, and more. 

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips strike again with Reckless: Follow Me Down

Crime noir masters Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are back with yet another original graphic novel starring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless in the forthcoming Follow Me Down. This new standalone thriller is the fifth book in the Reckless series in less than two years, an unprecedented achievement in the American comics field. The book will hit shelves from Image Comics this October.

In the wake of the 1989 earthquake, Ethan takes a trip to San Francisco to search for a missing woman. But almost immediately, he finds himself going down a path of darkness and murder in a case unlike anything he’s faced before.

Follow Me Down (ISBN: 978-1534323421, Diamond Code JUL220075) will be available on Wednesday, October 12 and in bookstores on Tuesday, October 18. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo. 

Follow Me Down

Charlie Adlard and Simon Spurrier Unleash Hell at BOOM!

BOOM! Studios has announced Damn Them All, a brand new original horror series from legendary The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard and highly acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier, colorist Sofie Dodgson, and letterer Jim Campbell, that introduces your favorite new occult antihero in a dark supernatural thriller this October 2022.

Meet Ellie “Bloody El” Hawthorne: occultist-for-hire. Following the death of Ellie’s uncle, an infamous magician and occult detective, the 72 devils of the Ars Goetia are mysteriously freed from their infernal realm. Now it’s up to Ellie to track down each of these exiled demons and damn them right back to Hell by any means necessary… holy water, conjuration, or just her trusty, rusty claw hammer.

Damn Them All #1 features main cover art by series artist Adlard, and variant covers by acclaimed illustrators DANI, Christian Ward, Sean Phillips, and more.

Damn Them All #1

Tom King and Elsa Charretier’s Love Everlasting comes to Image in August

From superstar, award-winning creators Tom King and Elsa Charretier, cast popular Romance genre tropes in an unsettling Horror light in their new series Love Everlasting. This ongoing series will launch in August from Image Comics.

In Love Everlasting, Joan Peterson discovers that she is trapped in an endless, terrifying cycle of “romance”—a problem to be solved, a man to marry—and every time she falls in love she’s torn from her world and thrust into another teary saga. Her bloody journey to freedom and revelation starts in this breathtaking, groundbreaking first issue.

The series will feature a number of eye-popping variant covers showcasing the talents of such artists as: Cliff Chiang, Alison Sampson, Sean Phillips, Amanda Conner, Terry Dodson, Tula Lotay, Stjepan Šejić, Jenny Frison, Clay Mann, Leslie Hung, Matias Bergara, Mitch Gerads, and more!

Love Everlasting #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 10:

  • Cover A by Charretier – Diamond Code JUN220024
  • Cover B by Clay Mann – Diamond Code JUN220025
  • Cover C by Charretier – Diamond Code JUN220026
  • Cover D by Tula Lotay – Diamond Code JUN220027
  • Cover E by Jenny Frison – Diamond Code JUN220028
  • Cover F (1:10 copy incentive) by Leslie Hung – Diamond Code JUN220029
  • Cover G (1:25 copy incentive) by Matias Bergara – Diamond Code JUN220030
  • Cover H (1:50 copy incentive) by Mitch Gerads – Diamond Code JUN220031
  • Cover I (1:100 copy incentive) by Mann – Diamond Code JUN220032

Preview: Richard Stark’s Parker The Martini Edition: Last Call

Richard Stark’s Parker The Martini Edition: Last Call

(W) Darwyn Cooke, Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips (A/CA) Darwyn Cooke
In Shops: May 04, 2022
SRP: $99.99

The long-awaited companion to the Eisner Award-winning Martini Edition is finally coming! Collecting the THE SCORE and SLAYGROUND (Both Eisner Award-winning graphic novels themselves). Darwyn Cooke crafted four universally acclaimed Parker graphic novels, adapted from the works of Richard Stark (A pseudonym for Donald Westlake), before his untimely death. This volume will be (along with the Martini Edition) the last word on Cooke’s brilliant Parker stories.

Richard Stark's Parker The Martini Edition: Last Call

Review: The Ghost in You: A Reckless Book

Ethan Reckless is back in this all-new pulp adventure. Sort of… He’s off in San Francisco which leaves Anna to take on the latest case all by herself!

Story: Ed Brubaker
Art: Sean Phillips
Color: Jacob Phillips

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Image Celebrates 30 years with an Image! Anthology

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Image Comics with the upcoming anthology series Image! kicking off in April. This 12-issue series will treat readers to all-new stories from some of the biggest and best names in comics.

Edited by Image Comics’ Publisher Eric Stephenson and featuring a combination of ongoing serials and standalone short stories, Image! will be the cannot-miss event of the year.

This first issue will showcase a combination of ongoing serials and standalone short stories, including the first chapters of two 12-part stories, “The Blizzard” by Geoff Johns and Andrea Mutti, as well as the opening installments of a trio of three-parters: “Gospel for a New Century” by Wyatt Kennedy and Luana Vecchio, “Hopeless” by Mirka Andolfo, and “Shift” by Kyle Higgins and Daniele Di Nicuolo. Readers will also be treated to an exclusive first look at Declan Shalvey’s upcoming Old Dog series, an original ongoing comic strip by Skottie Young, and more.

The series will also boast the talents of such comics powerhouses as, Brenden FletcherW. Maxwell PrinceMartín MorazzoRobert KirkmanCory Walker, Ed BrubakerSean PhillipsTim Seeley, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie HungJoe CaseyNathan FoxZoe ThorogoodMaria Lovett, Jay FaerberMatt FractionFábio MoonGabriel BáKelly Sue DeConnickEmma RíosJames Tynion IVKieron Gillen, and many more.

Image! #1 (Diamond Code FEB220047) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 13.

Image! #1

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips Get Reckless Again in April with The Ghost In You

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips‘ bestselling Reckless books just won’t quit, as the award winning crime noir masters bring us yet another original graphic novel starring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless in The Ghost in You. It will land on shelves this April from Image Comics and join RecklessFriend of the Devil, and Destroy All Monsters in this original graphic novel series.

In The Ghost in You, it’s the winter of 1989 and Ethan is out of town—so this time, Anna has to tackle the job on her own. When a movie scream queen asks her to prove the mansion she’s renovating isn’t haunted, Anna will stumble into the decades-long mystery of one of Hollywood’s most infamous murder houses…a place with many dark secrets—some of which might just kill her.

The Ghost in You: A Reckless Book original graphic novel hardcover (ISBN: 978-1534322080) will be available on Wednesday, April 13 and in bookstores on Tuesday, April 19. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo. 

The Ghost in You: A Reckless Book

Tripwire Magazine Presents Bristol Comic Con – A new Convention for 2022

Bringing together tech, comics and movies, Tripwire Presents Bristol Comic Con will be a family- driven weekend with activities and events designed to entertain everyone. The show’s remit is to provide a total fan and collector experience with panels, exhibitions, dealers, cosplayers, and a new addition to the mix: exclusive workshops featuring top international comic names with decades of expertise. The event will be a hub for social gatherings where fans and industry leaders can mingle, with the intention that this convention should become a regular fixture in the comics events calendar.

Tripwire originally launched as a magazine by Joel Meadows back in 1992, after publishing over fifty issues, Tripwire moved online in 2013. Since then, it has continued to grow in prominence, becoming the go-to resource for insight into British and international genre media. This Comic Con is timed to celebrate Tripwire’s 30thanniversary.

Running across the weekend of September 3-4, 2022 and situated in the central location of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel near Temple Meads, this Comic Con will be a great opportunity for local businesses to spotlight their work and attract new audiences.

The first wave of announced guests is: Howard Chaykin (legendary creator of American Flagg!, The Shadow, Hey Kids, Comics and Divided States of Hysteria); Brian Stelfreeze (currently art director for 12-Gauge Comics, artist on DC’s Wednesday Comics, Marvel’s 2016 Black Panther); Lysa Hawkins (senior editor at Valiant, previously editor at DC and Marvel); Elena Casagrande (artist and Eisner winner for Marvel’s current Black Widow series); Jorge Fornes (artist on DC’s acclaimed Rorschach book, Batman,Wolverine, attending his first UK Comic Con since 2018); Jock (artist and illustrator for 2000AD, Batman, Detective Comics, Shawn Of The Dead and 2012’s Judge Dredd movie) and leading comics artist and illustrator Sean Phillips (Marvel Zombies, Criminal, Reckless and DVD cover artist for Criterion).

Underrated: Incognito

Time got away from me this week, so we’re rerunning an older column from yesteryear.

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way. This week: Incognito


My local comic shop recently got the hardcover edition of Incognito in, and it last all of ten minutes on the table where it was in line for pricing as I picked it up and read what amounted to half the first issue before scooping it up before it ever actually made it to the shelf.

Written by Ed Brubaker, with art by Sean Phillips and colours by Val Staples, the hardcover collects both Incognito and the sequel Incognito: Bad Influences within its 360-odd pages as well an essay, a series cover gallery and some interesting process pieces. If you’ve read any of Brubaker and Phillips other work together, such as Criminal, Fatale or Kill Or Be Killed, then you probably have an idea what you’re in for. If you don’t… well, let’s just say you’re in for a very compelling story that you’ll probably want to read multiple times.

If you want to read the series’ synopsis, it’s below. If you don’t… well, skip the next paragraph, I guess. Either way, you’ll find the core premise of the comic below.

What if you were an ex-super villain hiding out in Witness Protection… but all you could think about were the days when the rules didn’t apply to you? Could you be a humdrum office clerk after being the best at years of leaving destruction in your wake? And what if you couldn’t stand it? What would you do then? 

This story is steeped in the pulp fiction of the 30’s and 40’s, stories that undeniably inspired the superhero fiction of today. Brubaker takes those early influences and fills out a world that has descended from them; there’s a very clear path in Incognito back to characters like the Shadow and the Spider (or rather Brubaker’s version thereof), and it gives the reader the sense that we’re barely scratching the surface with the characters and history revealed through the course of the hardcover’s 360-odd pages.

I was immediately taken in by the story as we learned more about Zack Overkill and how he went from a heavy hitting super villain to a lowly file clerk barely noticed by his coworkers. We see flashes of his mandated psychiatric appointments, the oh-so-real struggles he’s facing in a life that he’s not accustomed too. If you remove the super powered aspect from the opening part of the story, you can see a man struggling with his mental health amidst an unfulfilling life of boredom and depression. Is it any wonder that he eventually turns to drugs in order to find an escape?

Zach Overkill is an oddly likable guy despite never hiding (at least from us) what kind of man he used to be; whether this story is about his trying to find redemption, or a larger tale about whether a leopard can truly change its spots is one of the best parts about this book. Brubaker asks you not whether you can change for the better after making a horrible series of life choices, but whether others can accept your change. Whether they truly believe it, or if once they’ve labelled you a villain then that’s how they will always see you.

I should have expected good stuff from this book, but I wasn’t quite prepared with just how good it would be.

In a story that can be so much to so many, we’re left asking ourselves who we really are; are you really the person you think you are, or are you just a product of what this world has made you?


Join us next week where there will doubtless be another movie, series, comic or comic related thing discussed that is, for whatever reason, Underrated.

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