It’s a new week and while we’re generally recovered from San Diego Comic-Con we’re focused on Gen Con this week! While you wait for that coverage, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
Footwear News – Keds Released Shoes Inspired by Betty & Veronica From the ‘Archie’ Comic Books – Nice!
ICv2 – Ablaze to Publish ‘Uncensored’ Conan Comics – Looking forward to checking this out.
Newsarama – Australia Gives $33.8m To Get Thor: Love & Thunder and Shang-Chi Filmed There – Interesting.
AIPT! – Batman: Curse of the White Knight #1
ICv2 – Guts
ICv2 – Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded
Talking Comics – Skyward #15
It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited to get? What do you plan on reading? Sound off in the comments below! While you debate on that and wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
Kotaku – U.S. Senator Says His Anti-Loot Box Bill Has The Video Game Industry Worried – Maybe?
CBLDF – ACLU Explains Banning Book Critical of Prisons Unconstitutional – Duh?
ICv2 – Wizard Swings to Q1 Loss on Declining Revenues, Higher Talent Costs – This is still going on?
Newsarama – Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale
Newsarama – Clue: Candlestick #1
Talking Comics – Skyward #13
It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.
Newsarama – The Walking Dead Renewed for 10th Season – This isn’t too surprising. It’s ratings are down but still very good, especially for a cable show. The demise folks seem to be writing about? Clickety click bait.
Talking Comics – Skyward #10
The Beat – Starseeds #2
Image Comics is pleased to announce the Infidel/Skyward Signing Tour featuring Infidel co-creator and writer Pornsak Pichetshote and Skyward co-creator and writer Joe Henderson.
Infidel/Skyward Signing Tour
Sept. 26 @ 6 – 8 pm: Collector’s Paradise signing – Winnetka, CA
Sept. 28 @ 7 – 9 pm: Secret Headquarters release party – Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 29 @ 1 – 3 pm: Comic Bug signing – Manhattan Beach, CA
Infidel by Pornsak Pichetshote, Aaron Campbell, José Villarrubia, and Jeff Powell will have its trade paperback (Diamond Code JUL180148, ISBN 978-1-5343-0836-7) release in comic shops on Wednesday, September 26th and bookstores on Tuesday, October 2nd. It is also available to order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.
The Skyward, Vol. 1 by Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett trade paperback (Diamond Code JUL180169, ISBN 978-1-5343-0833-6) is available now in comic shops and will arrive in bookstores on Tuesday, September 25th. It is also available to order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.
It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited about? What are you getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
Variety – Brad Peyton, ‘Lucifer’ Showrunner Join Forces on Adaptation of Graphic Novel ‘Skyward’ (EXCLUSIVE) – This has potential for a fantastic film.
ICv2 – Libraries and Independent Bookstores 40% of Book Channel Sales for BOOM! Studios – Another reason to not pay too much attention to Diamond’s numbers.
Talking Comics – Astro City #52
Newsarama – Black Panther #2
ICv2 – Home After Dark
The first story arc of the critically acclaimed, gravity-defying Skyward—by writer Joe Henderson and artist Lee Garbett—will be collected into trade paperback and available this September. Skyward, Vol. 1: My Low-G Life will include issues #1-5 of the series.
One day, gravity on Earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Set 20 years later, Skyward introduces a humanity that has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, who was born just after G-day, it’s pretty awesome. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don’t jump too high. And maybe don’t get mixed up in your dad’s secret plan to bring gravity back, which could get you killed…
Skyward, Vol. 1 trade paperback (ISBN: 978-1534308336, Diamond Code JAN188542) will hit stores on Wednesday, September 19th and bookstores on Tuesday, September 25th.
Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!
Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!
Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.
Hit Girl #5 (Image Comics) – I’m excited to see what she does to the Canadians after all the chaos and pain she caused the Colombians in this new story arc.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 12, The Reckoning (Dark Horse Comics) – One year later and the title is the RECKONING so you know it’s gonna be bad news but good action.
Harley Quinn #44 (DC Comics) – Harley is the good guy and really ticked off about her fave bodega going boom boom bye bye.
Top Pick: Flavor #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue was adorable and I can’t wait to read the second of this series focused on a young woman attempting to take care of her parents and run a bakery.
Infidel #4 (Image Comics) – Fantastic horror with a twist with a focus on Islamophobia. Just great.
James Bond: The Body #6 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Wrapping up the series and it’s a good one bringing all the pieces of the puzzle together.
Skyward #3 (Image Comics) – The concept is fantastic and issues entertaining. An Earth where gravity has gone away and there’s a conspiracy about it all and evil corporations that have profited. It’s really good so far.
Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 (Marvel) – Dan Slott moves from spiders to iron men and this first issue is his treatise as to who Tony Stark and Iron Man are. It’s a good first issue and a perfect starting point.
It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What are you planning on getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.
ABC15 Arizona – Another name change: ‘Phoenix Comic Fest’ to become ‘Phoenix Fan Fusion’ in 2019 – Interesting…
Smash Pages – ‘Monstress,’ ‘My Favorite Thing is Monsters’ win NCS Divisional Awards – Congrats to the winners!
Talking Comics – Invincible Iron Man #600
Talking Comics – Skyward #2
Willa’s Dad claims he knows how to fix the world. Willa thinks he’s a crazy old man. The truth lies down on the Streets, where the rich live, staying as far away from the deadly sky as possible. There they use the latest technology to pretend G-day never happened. And Willa quickly discovers they aren’t friendly to outsiders…
Original and entertaining. Those are two things I look for in a comic and Skyward has that and then some. In short, gravity has gone sideways and society is forever changed. Writer Joe Henderson and artist Lee Garbett (with colorist Antonio Fabela) give you a gut punch reminder of the impact of that within the first few pages. There’s a spread that’s jaw dropping and so well done.
While the series could easily be The Walking Dead without gravity, focused on surviving, the team instead has decided to drill in on the details of it all. We see how society has adapted but more importantly the divide between the haves and the have nots. As sci-fi does best, the series delivers a layered story that is as much about greedy capitalism and class as it is anything else. It’s also a story about a daughter and father and attempting to fix society. It works on a lot of levels.
Some of that is delivered through the visuals which are unique and just amazing. There’s so much detail and you can tell thought has gone in to every little bit. The first spread that I hinted at above is a perfect example telling a story unto itself. Then there’s how society has changed and adapted, all of which are told visually.
The series is creative and there’s an energy about it that makes it beyond entertaining. The issues so far are so full of detail that you’ll linger on pages to see how society has changed and what has been impacted. The layers of storytelling here are a lot and so good. Image has been putting out solid comics and this is one that stands out from the pack.
Story: Joe Henderson Art: Lee Garbett Color: Antonio Fabela
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excite for? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for comic shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.
Los Angeles Times – Comic book valued at $500 among those reportedly taken by thief at Burbank store – Booo. If anyone knows anything, please help out.
CBR – Damon Lindelof Says ‘Sacred’ Watchmen Comics Will Be Remixed, Not Retread – Interesting.
ICv2 – Lionsgate Wins Bidding War to Adapt Gerry Duggan’s ‘Analog’ – What comics aren’t being adapted?
The Outhouse – Diamond Estimates 1.5 Million Free Comic Book Day Attendees – That’s a solid amount of people.
Comic Attack – New Challengers #1
Newsarama – Skyward #2
Talking Comics – The Mighty Thor: Gates of Valhalla