Welcome to Space Bastards, the new quarterly hardcover anthology created by Joe Aubrey, Darick Robertson, and Eric Peterson. The first volume features the talents of Simon Bisley, Glenn Fabry, Colin MacNeil, Boo Cook, and Clint Langley and is on Kickstarter now!
The project is a massive one with a huge first volume that’s over 100 pages and a foot in height. But, they didn’t stop there, there’s a year’s worth of content, over 500 pages, already produced.
You can find some of the team at Booth #1806 at San Diego Comic-Con going on this week.
The Kickstarter ends August 2.
Gears of War Omnibus, Vol. 1
Joshua Ortega (w) • Liam Sharp, Simon Bisley (a) • Liam Sharp (c)
Defeat the Horde! The comics saga of the best-selling video game series begins here. Discover what happens in the wake of the original game!
Bridging the gap between Gears of War 1 and 2, follow the brutal adventures of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad in the battle against the Locusts! Find out what happened after the Lightmass Bombing and how the Locusts will react to this devastating weapon. Collects issues #1-13 of the DC Comics series.
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 320 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-352-0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bodycount
Kevin Eastman (w) • Kevin Eastman & Simon Bisley (a & c)
After being out of print for years, a grindhouse-style classic returns—better than ever. Inspired by the magazine Heavy Metal and the films of John Woo, creators Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley present a much darker take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, spinning a pulse-pounding yarn of over-the-top action and more than a bit of the old ultraviolence. In gritty 1990s New York, our boys Raphael and Casey are swept up into an international murder/revenge/assassination plot, complete with gangsters, thugs, cops, cyborgs, machine guns, and (of course) hockey sticks. Don’t miss what might just be the longest-running gunfight in comic book history! Collects Bodycount issues #1-4.
HC • FC • $29.99 • 112 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60309-432-0
The Witcher fans rejoice! Dark Horse and CD Projekt Red are making it easier than ever for The Witcher fans to catch up on the tie-in graphic novels and comics series in The Witcher Library Edition. CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher is a dark fantasy RPG game series with a character-driven, non-linear story set in a gritty and living world. The Witcher games have collectively earned over 800 industry awards and have sold more than 33 million copies worldwide.
The Witcher Library Edition collects issues #1–#5 of the Witcher comic series House of Glass, Fox Children, Curse of Crows, and the Killing Monsters one-shot—and features annotations and a sketchbook section. Multiple Eisner Award-winning writer Paul Tobin pens a fantasy epic of the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher—one of the few remaining monster hunters. The Witcher Library Editionfeatures story art by Joe Querio, Piotr Kowalski, and Max Bertolini with colors by Carlos Badilla and Brad Simpson and lettering by Nate Piekos. This edition features a bonus sketchbook section and additional art by Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Stan Sakai, Duncan Fegredo, Simon Bisley, and a new cover by Mike Mignola. This 440-page tome retails for $49.99.
The Witcher Library Edition goes on sale October 24, 2018.
Translated: Marc Bourbon-Crook
Cover A: Simon Bisley
Cover B: Elgo
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Statix Press
FC, 40pp, $4.99
On Sale: March 28, 2018
Mad Max meets Fallout in the nightmarish vision of life on a dystopian planet!
From Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius collaborator – Yacine “Elgo” Elghorri.
A band of mutants slog through the harsh deserts of a dystopian planet in search of the Factory – The last semblance of civilization left among the wasteland.
Chapterhouse Publishing are proud to announce the forthcoming release of Brooklyn Gladiator – Volume Zero on April 11th 2018 the sci-fi lovechild of Orwell, Huxley, and stoner conspiracy theories, knitted together by the mad and ingenious mind of Dan Fogler.
Joined by Andrew Harrison, Ben McCool, and artist Tom Hodges, with cover art by Glenn Fabry, Brooklyn Gladiator is a vivid, violent, and frightening glimpse into a fictional future that feels all too familiar, a future that feels all too familiar, a future we may find ourselves sleepwalking into if we’re not careful. Artist Simon Bisley joins the team for Volume One.
John Miller is public enemy number one, fighting nanite-enhanced maniacs in the underground gladiator circuit and selling bootleg drugs that undercut the government’s own brand. Now John is developing uncanny psychic powers that allow him to bypass the state’s tech and tap into ancient knowledge. As he sets out to dismantle the machines that run his world, he’ll come to a completely new understanding of the concept of civilization.
And more there will be, as Chapterhouse will release Brooklyn Gladiator – Volume One and an Omnibus with never-seen-before stories of Fogler’s Hitchcockian horror Moonlake later this year.
Harley’s Little Back Book
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) John Timms, Mauricet, Neal Adams, Dave Johnson, Joseph Michael Linsner, Billy Tucci, Simon Bisley, Flaviano (A/CA) Amanda Conner
In Shops: Aug 02, 2017
It’s the sensational team-up series in which Harley meets (and annoys) DC’s greatest heroes and villains! Harley meets up with Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Lobo and more! But can she keep up with beings of this caliber?
Collects HARLEY’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK #1-6.
Harley Quinn’s Little Black Book #6
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Simon Bisley (CA) Amanda Conner
In Shops: Mar 29, 2017
Lobo’s back! The Main Man and Harley Quinn have a lot in common-motorcycles and mayhem, for starters-so it’s long past time they found each other! This could be the start of a fraggin’ beautiful friendship…or they could destroy the planet. Or both! It can be two things!
In this Little Black Book issue, Harley is mysteriously transported to an intergalactic prison, and may or may not, accidentally release all of the prisoner’s into space, therefore killing them, leaving Lobo upset that he won’t get the bounty for the kills. Hence a potential confrontation between the two ensue. It’s later revealed she ended up in this part of the galaxy due to a transportation ball she stole from Superman (Issue #5).
Writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner never cease to capture Harley Quinn’s voice and humor. While Harley is known to flirty, the flirtation between her and Lobo is comical, and almost (dare I say it) cute. Not being a big fan of the Joker, I’m always waiting and hoping for Harley to go crazy over for, and settle down with a more deserving equal.
Simon Bisley, artist of the original Lobo appearances, appears as a guest artist for this issue. His style is reminiscent to Nickelodeon’s Aaahh! Real Monsters―and this isn’t meant to be an insult―just an observation. The first appearance of Harley Quinn reminds me of Angelica’s toy doll, Cynthia, from the Rugrats. Go on, look at it and tell me I’m wrong.
Overall, I have to admit this started out being my least favorite issue, being unfamiliar with the artist may have played a part in this conclusion, but as most things often do, it grew on me. I’m able to appreciate the Nickelodeon of the 90s-style nostalgia and I can see long time DC fans appreciating Lobo’s appearance as well. I wouldn’t mind seeing him again, as long as we can see more of Harley and Lobo’s hilarious adventures, and their oddly romantic connection.
Story: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti Art: Simon Bisley Cover Art: Amanda Conner
Story: 10 Art: 5.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy
DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
Doom Patrol #3
Written by: Gerard Way
Art by: Nick Derington
Cover by: Nick Derington
Variant cover by: Simon Bisley
Casey Brinke has stepped through to the other side—but where exactly is that? Given all the bizarre, unexplainable things that have come into her life over the last couple of days—robot men and talking ambulances and a guy who literally thrives on negative energy—surely this new and surprising world she has uncovered can’t be any weirder. Right?