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Preview: The Consultant Vol. 2: Quid Pro Quo

THE CONSULTANT VOL. 2: QUID PRO QUO

Writer(s): Jason Sterr
Artist Name(s): Daniel Mainé
Cover Artist(s): Simon Fraser
97 pgs./ M / FC
$5.99
Digital Only

The complete sequel to the Ringo Award Nominated series! Following his arrest and “relocation” to Rikers Island, Marcus Greenberg is presented with an offer he can’t refuse – revenge, freedom, and a little bit of cash. His former partner Russell Small has restarted The Guardians, recruiting a new team of heroes in attempt to actually do some good in this world. Unfortunately for them, it’s a world that doesn’t want their brand of “good”. Weaponizing the United Nations, Marcus kicks off a super-powered arms race that results in Tiburon and Athena escalating World War III. Collecting The Consultan: Quid Pro Quo #1-4; written by Jason Sterr & Ben Williams, art by Dainel Mainé, and a cover by Simon Fraser.

THE CONSULTANT VOL. 2: QUID PRO QUO

Preview: The Consultant Vol. 2 #4

THE CONSULTANT VOL. 2 #4

Writer(s): Jason Sterr, Ben Williams
Artist Name(s): Daniel Mainé
Cover Artist(s): Simon Fraser
26 pgs./ M / FC
$2.99 (Digital Only)

The end is nigh! As Tiburon and Amazonia battle to the death, Marcus and Russell engage their own respective endgames. Don’t miss the exciting conclusion to The Consultant: Quid Pro Quo!

THE CONSULTANT VOL. 2 #4

The Consultant Vol. 2 The Client: Quid Pro Quo is Coming to comiXology this May

He made secrets, evidence, and bodily fluids disappear for the world’s greatest “heroes”; now his Rolodex has become his hit-list. Marcus Greenberg wages war on friends and foes alike in the stunning sequel to the Ringo Award Nominated series The Consultant, subtitled The Client: Quid Pro Quo.

After the events from the first volume of The Consultant, Russell Small and Tiburon have restarted the superhero team known as The Guardians and are recruiting new heroes. Meanwhile, Marcus Greenberg is enjoying a prison cell in Rikers. Both meet Andrea Bennet, head of the Office of Metahuman Response, who pits Marcus and Russell against each other in a super-powered arms race that results in Tiburon and Athena escalating World War III.

Readers who have been anticipating the return of this deconstructive superhero story will get to see the next chapter in Marcus and Russell’s story. New readers will be introduced to a superhero story that’s not afraid to poke fun at itself and its genre. Most importantly, whether you’re a new reader or a returning fan, you’ll have a fun time with this sequel!

The Consultant is written by Jason Sterr with art by Daniel Mainé and a cover by Simon Fraser.

Pre-order the book on comiXology now! The Consultant Vol. 2 #1 will be out on May 1st; The Consultant Vol. 2 #2 will be out June 5; The Consultant Vol. 2 #3 will be out July 3; and The Consultant. 2 #4will be out August 7. The collected volume, The Consultant Vol. 2: Quid Pro Quo, will be out on September 4, 2019.

Preview: The Consultant Volume 1

THE CONSULTANT VOLUME 1

Writer(s): Jason Sterr
Artist Name(s): Daniel Mainé
Cover Artist(s): Simon Fraser
128 pgs./ M / FC
$14.99

Marcus Greenberg has a very particular set of skills, as a former Navy S.E.A.L., he does the dirty work of our nation’s superheroes, keeping his clients out of the papers and off of death row. With the help of his assistant Russell, a reformed shape-shifting supervillain, Greenberg is the go-to-guy for making super-sins disappear. When the hero Spartan is arrested for murder, its sets off a chain of events that threaten not only Marcus’s business model, but the lives every super-powered “hero” in his rolodex. Collecting The Consultant #1-4.

Preview: The Consultant #4

THE CONSULTANT #4

Writer(s): Jason Sterr
Artist Name(s): Daniel Mainé
Cover Artist(s): Simon Fraser
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

It all comes down to this! After last issue’s stunning reveal, Marcus’s house of cards begins to come tumbling down. On the run from both the FBI and his former clients, he faces life in prison if he’s lucky, death-by-superhero if he’s not. Experience the exciting conclusion of The Consultant!

Preview: The Consultant #1

THE CONSULTANT #1

Writer(s): Jason Sterr
Artist Name(s): Daniel Mainé
Cover Artist(s): Simon Fraser
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

Marcus Greenberg has a very particular set of skills. As a former Navy S.E.A.L., he does the dirty work of our nation’s superheroes, keeping his clients out of the papers and off of death row. With the help of his assistant Russell, a reformed shape-shifting supervillain, Greenberg is the go-to guy for making super-sins disappear. He is: The Consultant.

Who’d Get Superman Off Death Row? That’d be The Consultant.

Out December 6 from Action Lab: Danger Zone, The Consultant is a new series from writer Jason Sterr, artist Daniel Mainé, and a cover by Simon Fraser.

Lets face it, while superheroes do a lot of good, power corrupts and the people we “look up to”, do some pretty twisted things. People with power have dark secrets too and the trick his hiding them. Enter, Marcus Greenberg, that’s where he makes his money. There’s no story he can’t kill, no sin he can’t bury, no witness he can’t disappear. He is the go-to-guy for making super sins fade away. So, if you have a problem that can’t be bought, if no one will help you bury the body, if you can afford him, then maybe you can hire The Consultant.

The Consultant blends superhero comics with a different narrative that looks at the lucrative fallout of super-powered hissy fits in the middle of New York. For the fan that typically avoids capes and cowls, The Consultant draws your apprehensions into center stage and broadcasts them for the world to see.

Review: Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is in cinemas in September, and Millarworld and Image Comics have launched the sequel to the hit comic book series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons with Kingsman: The Red Diamond. Working-class super-spy Eggsy follows in his mentor’s footsteps but is still rough around the edges for a Kingsman agent. Rejected by his high school crush and hot on the heels of a rescue mission to save Prince Phillip, he embarks on an international terror plot in a story that starts where James Bond draws the line. A new creative team of Rob Williams and Simon Fraser take the helm for this six-issue miniseries.

By the time you get to the end of Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1, it’s surprising how even the most simple plans can take a turn when you’re a secret agent. Despite managing to save a Prince, Eggsy is placed on forced leave, which puts a bit of a cramp in his plans and has him heading home to see his mom and old neighborhood. This provides some interesting introspective as Eggsy is forced to think about where he is versus where he’s come from. It’s an interesting spin you don’t often see with this sort of story and one the original movie did well. But, the story isn’t all about Eggsy’s return home. There’s something sinister afoot, so I doubt the leave will last. We’re presented with a new villain, one that feels like a riff on a classic Bond villain, so we’ll see how he’s presented to make him stand out from the pack.

The art differs from Kingsman: Secret Service, yet that isn’t a bad thing. The action and intrigue remain as the story begins to unfold, and it’s all presented in a fun way. It feels as though Fraser is being allowed to create the world in his own style as opposed to mimicking whats come before. The headquarters of the Red Diamond is in the highlight of the issue evoking a classic sci-fi underwater lair made for villains.

A fun first issue that continues Eggsy’s adventures while at the same time reminding us of his past. A new creative team is allowed space to do “their thing” which pays off in the end.

Story: Rob Williams Art: Simon Fraser
Story: 9.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Frank Quitely’s Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1 Variants

Mark Millar has unveiled previously unseen Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1 variants by superstar artist Frank Quitely.

Frank Quitely’s variants join covers by original Kingsman creator Dave Gibbons, Simon Fraser, and Rob Doyle to launch new series Kingsman: The Red Diamond from Image Comics on Wednesday, September 6th—just in time for this summer’s biggest blockbuster, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, to hit cinemas.

The new series sees brand-new creative team Rob Williams and British superstar Simon Fraser take the helm for an international spy adventure, one that kicks off where James Bond draws the line.

Hero Eggsy is still not-quite-Bond, still rough-around-the-edges, still trying to be the suave gentleman he was trained to be. We follow him on an international spy mission to save the world from The Red Diamond, a villain hell-bent on plunging society into chaos. Eggsy’s also up against the villain’s lethal hunchback henchman (hunchman?!) Ingot, and out to woo badass South African agent Kwaito while he’s at it.

Cue riots, explosions, and plenty of old school Kingsman violence.

Kingsman: The Red Diamond is the sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service by Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, and Matthew Vaughn. Kingsman: The Secret Service is the critically acclaimed comic book series by Kick-Ass writer Mark Millar, Watchmen‘s Dave Gibbons and director Matthew Vaughn. Now a Hollywood blockbuster starring Colin Firth and Taron Egerton, KINGSMAN reinvents the spy genre for the 21st century. The story follows a British secret agent who takes his wayward nephew under his wing and trains him to become a gentleman spy. Together, they uncover a plot that links kidnapped celebrities with a plot to eradicate 90% of the human race!

Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1 will be available in stores on Wednesday, September 6th. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, August 14th.

  • Cover A: Frank Quitely (Diamond Code JUL170678)
  • Cover B: Frank Quitely Black and White Variant (Diamond Code JUL170679)
  • Cover C: Dave Gibbons (Diamond Code JUL170680)
  • Cover D: Rob Doyle (Diamond Code JUL170681)
  • Cover E: Simon Fraser (Diamond Code JUL170682)
  • Cover F: Blank (Diamond Code JUL170683)

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Vol. 6 – The Malignant Truth

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR VOL. 6 – THE MALIGNANT TRUTH

Writers: Si Spurrier, Rob Williams
Artist: Simon Fraser
HC – SC – 128pp – $19.99 – On sale in stores: April 18
ISBN: 9781785857300

New adventures starring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith!

The truth behind the Doctor’s possible-crime revealed! Shocking surprises in store for the Doctor’s companions! The thrilling chase resolved; every mystery unveiled! Don’t miss this final chapter where the Doctor and his companions face… The Malignant Truth!

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