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ComicBlitz Celebrates 2 Years With New Publishers, Promotions, and Free Comics

On their 2 Year Anniversary, ComicBlitz, the digital comic book subscription service, is celebrating with the launch of three new publishing partners, and new offers for readers! To ring in the Anniversary of their launch at New York Comic Con, ComicBlitz is offering their current readership and new readers a whole lot.

First and foremost, in the month leading up to this anniversary, ComicBlitz has added several notable publishers to their library, including today’s newest addition, Lion Forge Comics. There are several #1 issues from Lion Forge’s Catalyst Prime imprint now available for free on the service. Other recent additions include Antarctic Press, and Space Goat Productions. With a reliable weekly release schedule, today boasts the unlimited comics subscription platform’s largest release to date, with over 50 new comics being released from publishers such as IDW, Aspen, Devil’s Due, Zenescope, and many more.

For new readers, when you sign up and enter the promo code blitzanny2, you’ll get your first month of the ComicBlitz Unlimited Subscription Plan for only $2 (regular price $7.99). The service will also be offering the first 2 issues of their 2 most popular titles in their 2 year history, Divinity #1 & 2 from Valiant Comics, and The Boys #1 & 2 from Dynamite Entertainment in addition to hundreds of other #1 issues for free.

Space Goat Productions’ Releases in December 2017

EVIL DEAD 2 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL & ACTIVITY BOOK

SKU: EVLD1101
UPC: 45933198370 00111
Price: $5.99
Rating: Teen+
Writers: Georgia Ball, Ian Edginton
Art: Vincenzo Riccardi, Dave Youkovich, House of Imagi (c)
Cover: Dave Youkovich
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publication Date: December 2017
Format: Comic Book, FC
Page Count: 56 pages

WHAT IS IT … Two Christmas-themed Evil Dead 2 stories and Evil Dead 2 activities printed on matte paper, perfect for drawing and coloring!

FOR FANS OF … Evil Dead 2, The Walking Dead, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

WHAT HAPPENS … Ash faces Christmas Deadites and Krampus in this ho-ho-horror-day special! It reprints Evil Dead 2: Revenge of Krampus, Evil Dead 2: A Merry Deadite Christmas, with extra activities like groovy word hunts, dot-to-dot Deadites, and more! This jolly book is printed on matte paper perfect for coloring and writing!

EVIL DEAD 2: OMNIBUS VOL. 1

SKU: EVLD01OM
ISBN-13: 978-1-941581-07-0
Price: $39.99
Rating: Teen+
Writer: Frank Hannah,Georgia Ball, Justin Peniston, Jeff Mariotte, Ivan Cohen
Art: Oscar Bazaldua, Barnaby Bagenda, Carlos Eduardo, Raul Valdes, Edgar Salazar, Vincenzo Riccardi, Chris Summers (C)
Cover: Jacob Anderson, Dave Youckovich
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: December 2017
Format: Oversized SC
Page Count: 300 pages

WHAT IS IT … Celebrate 30 years of Evil Dead 2 with this 8×12 OVERSIZED OMNIBUS of the Evil Dead 2 comic books! Demonic Hordes! Mirror Dimension! Lovecraftian Beasts! The complete “sequel before the other sequel” collected in one massive 300-page Necronomicon-sized tome.

The Evil Dead 2: Omnibus Vol. 1 collects:

Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn 1-3
Evil Dead 2: Cradle of the Damned 1-3
Evil Dead 2: Dark Ones Rising 1-3
Evil Dead 2: Tales of the Ex-Mortis 1-3

FOR FANS OF … Evil Dead 2, The Walking Dead, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

ART OF EVIL DEAD 2

SKU: EVLD01ART
ISBN-13:978-1-941581-26-1
Price: $39.99
Rating: Teen+
Compiled By: Jacob Bascle and Taylor Smith
Art: Oscar Bazaldua, Barnaby Bagenda, Carlos Eduardo, Raul Valdes, Edgar Salazar, Vincenzo Riccardi, Enza Fontana, Gabriel Rearte, Alan Quah, Eduardo Garcia, Chris Summers, Yvel Guichet
Cover: Yvel Guichet, Ivan Nunes
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: December 2017
Format: Oversized SC
Page Count: 225 pages

WHAT IS IT … This 8×12 OVERSIZED The Art of Evil Dead 2 book arrives for the 30th Anniversary! The creative power of the Evil Dead 2 artists is fully unleashed! Now’s your chance to see behind-the-scenes character designs, concept artwork, penciled pages, layouts, and drawings commissioned to make the Evil Dead universe come alive. Fully authorized and 100% authentic, baby!

Features art from:
Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn
Evil Dead 2: Cradle of the Damned
Evil Dead 2: Dark Ones Rising
Evil Dead 2: Tales of the Ex-Mortis
Revenge of Evil Dead 2
Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game

FOR FANS OF … Evil Dead 2, The Walking Dead, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

THE HOWLING: REVENGE OF THE WEREWOLF QUEEN VOL 1

SKU:HWLG01TPB
ISBN: 978-1-64017-110-7
Price: $19.99
Rating: Teen+
Writer: Micky Neilson
Art: Jason Johnson, Milen Parvanov (c)
Cover: Anton Kokarev
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: December 2016
Format: TPB
Page Count: 96 pages

WHAT IS IT… Collected for the first time, The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen Vol. 1 picks up where the cult-classic 1981 film left off: Three weeks have passed since Chris Halloran revealed on national TV that werewolves walk among us. No one believed him. Now Marsha Quist has returned for revenge–and now there is no colony to hold back her blood lust. This collection includes The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen Issues 1-4, and a cover gallery- featuring Bill Sienkiewicz’s supreme cover!

FOR FANS OF …Evil Dead 2, The Walking Dead, and Silver Bullet

EVIL DEAD 2: TALES OF THE EX-MORTIS 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

SKU: EVLD04TPBAN
ISBN: 978-1-941581-42-1
Price: $22.99
Rating: Teen+
Writers: Jeff Mariotte, Frank Hannah, Justin Peniston, Ivan Cohen, and Georgia Ball
Art: Enza Fontana, Gabriel Rearte, Alan Quah, Eduardo Garcia
Cover: Alan Quah
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: December 2017
Format: Trade Paperback, FC
Page Count: 128 pages

WHAT IS IT: For Evil Dead’s 30th Anniversary, this is the complete collected series telling stories from the Extended Evil Dead universe. Certified Groovy!

FOR FANS OF: Evil Dead 2, Walking Dead, and classic Horror Anthologies

WHAT HAPPENS: Ten (10!) Evil Dead 2 Universe tales expand what we know about Deadites, Kandarians and the Ex-Mortis. Ancient curses, arcane deals, time-traveling Deadite hunters and more Evil Dead insanity in this cursed collection!

Steve May Joins Space Goat as Director of Business Development

Space Goat Productions has announced that industry veteran Steve May has joined the company as Director of Business Development. May was the Director of Business Development at iVerse Media, LLC where he helped shape the future of digital comics.

May will be coming on board just before Evil Dead 2: The Official Board game, a runaway success on Kickstarter, hits backer’s mailboxes and retailer shelves in the fall. May will also be assisting Space Goat in getting their comics, board games, and merchandise in more outlets than ever before.

Space Goat Productions in September 2017

HEROINES: Part 2 #2 (of 4)

SKU: HRNS0202
UPC: 711099797398 00211
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen+
Writer: Ted Naifeh
Art: Ted Naifeh
Cover: Ted Naifeh
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publication Date: October 2017
Format: Comic Book, FC
Page Count: 32 pages

WHAT IS IT … Ted Naifeh’s new creator-owned miniseries continues with Marcy and co’s antics and in Heroines: Part 2 #2.

FOR FANS OF … Birds of Prey, Venture Bros, Damage Control, Captain Marvel, Shadoweyes.

WHAT HAPPENS … The Heroines spring Thundergirl, but Marcy is grievously wounded. And Thundergirl’s solution is to tell the world to shove it and disappear. Broken and disheartened, the heroines go their separate ways. But is there anywhere left to go?

THE HOWLING: REVENGE OF THE WEREWOLF QUEEN #4 (of 4)

SKU: HWLG0104
UPC: 711099797381 00411
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen+
Writer: Micky Neilson
Art: Jason Johnson (A), Milan Parvanov (C)
Cover: Yvel Guichet (A) Carlos Eduardo (I) Milan Parvanov (C)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: October 2017
Format: Comic Book, FC
Page Count: 32 pages

WHAT IS IT …The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen picks up where the cult-classic 1981 film left off.

FOR FANS OF …Evil Dead 2, The Walking Dead, and Silver Bullet

WHAT HAPPENS… Chris Halloran enacts a desperate gambit to rescue Ruth and escape the Colony alive, while Marsha Quist’s path to vengeance enters its final and most horrific stage.

Space Goat Productions Launches a Direct Market Retail Advisory Group

Space Goat Productions has announced the formation of a new retail advisory group. Dubbed “The Goat Herd,” the group consists of 15 direct market retailers from around North America who have agreed to lend their perspectives and very much solicited advice to Space Goat as the publisher prepares for the next phase of its growth.

In exchange for such engagement, Space Goat has arranged for “members of the herd” to enjoy access to works in progress across the entire SGP publishing portfolio, deep discounts and free shipping for all direct orders that meet a modest minimum, participation in group exclusive variant programs, in-book ad pages promoting member stores, customized digital marketing materials, and free mini comic previews of every new #1 shipped at no charge.

Mini Reviews: Dept. H, American Monster, The Howling, Smoketown, and more!

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for.

These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews.


Christopher

Dept H. #14 (Dark Horse) – Unable to return to the surface, the surviving crew of Dept. H must make some difficult choices, with air and livable space at a premium. Will they have to sacrifice one of their own in order for the rest to survive? Meanwhile, we begin to see the larger role that Verve has played in the fate of our crew.Things are beginning to look up, as someone self-sacrifices to get the rest of the crew to the surface. Yet that still doesn’t answer who kills Mia’s father. Given they have two issue still to come, I hope they manage to answer that. Since that has been the lingering question throughout. Overall the story and art continue to impress. Merging both past and present. Writer and Artist: Matt Kindt Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

 

Ryan

Dead Inside #5 (Dark Horse)* – A thoroughly satisfying conclusion to John Arcudi and Toni Fejzula’s prison murder mystery complete with a Tarantino-esque Mexican stand-off on steroids? This is pretty much why I love comics in a nutshell. Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

American Monster #6 (Aftershock)* – Just when you think that all Brian Azzarello is capable of these days is mailing it in, along comes the second arc of this amazingly depraved series complete with Juan Doe’s usual gorgeous, eye-popping artwork. Every single character here is a reprobate — even those who only show up for a page or two such as the couple splitting up at the start of this issue — and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Lots of moving pieces and subplots within subplots going on here, so it pays to give every single word and ever single image very close attention indeed. Heady stuff, to say the least. Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

The Flash # 22 (DC Comics)* – So, “The Button” began with the death of the Reverse-Flash and ends with — the death of the Reverse-Flash? So, what was all that bullshit in between about, then? Spoiler time: Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter — at the behest of their editors, no doubt — contrive a way to bring back Jay Garrick for a few pages before exiling him off into the Speed Force again, and Dr. Manhattan goes from looming over events off-page to looming over events on-page, but if you’re looking for anything resembling a resolution, look elsewhere: this is pure set-up for DC’s sure-to-suck “Doomsday Clock” mini-series that will finally see the Big Blue-Vs.-Superman punch-up that none of us in our right minds ever wanted to come to fruition. Kill me now, please. Or better yet, kill this whole “Watchmen-Vs.-DCU” idea before it goes any further. I know, I know, it’s too late for that vain wish to come true, but still, one can live in hope. Overall: 1.0 Recommendation: Pass

Batman #23 (DC Comics)* – Seemingly out of left field, Tom King delivers the stand-alone story that almost makes the rest of his hugely disappointing run on this title worthwhile. Seeing the Dark Knight team up with Swamp Thing is always great, but King’s take on the former Alec Holland goes well above and beyond, giving us the best iteration of the character since a certain bearded gentleman from England, and Mitch Gerads’ art — apart from a couple of goofy-looking pictures of Batman on the last page — is just plain incredible. Both a moving tribute to Bernie Wrightson and a heartfelt rumination on the relationship between fathers and sons, this is straight-up comic book magic, not to be missed under any circumstances. Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

 

Allie

Night Owl Society #2 (IDW Publishing) – I had hopes for this. Not high hopes but hopes. Sadly, Night Owl Society #2 let me down again. As I mentioned in my review before, the writing and story presented here is bland and predictable. The main character has no redeeming qualities and the foils around him are all two-dimensional. Simply put, there’s just no reason to put any emotional stock behind these characters and reading made it feel like it was just a matter of when the “twists” would come less than what they would be. All in all, another disappointment that makes me want to drop the series entirely, if for no other reason than that I can probably call the ending right now. Recommendation: Hard Pass

 

Patrick

Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #3 (Dynamite) – I finally nailed what’s been bothering me about this competently-written, competently-drawn series: it’s trying SO HARD to be Noir, when the actual genre of the Hardy Boys novels is Procedural. The former assumes that nothing can be solved; the latter assumes that every crime can be solved with the application of reason, science, and intelligence. So the mixing of the two genres could be interesting – but they just don’t dig in deep enough. Overall: 6 Recommendation: Pass

Will Eisner’s The Spirit: Corpsemakers #3 (Dynamite) – Normally I love Fernando Francavilla, and the Black Beetle is a favorite. But maybe I’ve just read too many Spirit stories, so anything more than 8 pages gets too far away from the Platonic ideal of Eisnerian. I had the same problem with the Cooke/Bone/etc version a while back. It’s also devilishly hard for us goyim to really nail the Yiddishkeit of the originals – that combination of pathos and humor, romance and tragedy. Overall 7.0 (because Francavilla after all) Recommendation: Pass

Smoketown #2 (Scout Comics) – As an Army brat, I’m always happy to see stories that explore the life of military personnel and the demands that are made of them without most civilians really understanding what we’re asking them to do. Writer Philip Kennedy Johnson does a pretty good job with this crime fiction of a soldier returned from Afghanistan and the demands that his new civilian life makes of him, without understanding what has happened to him and what he’s dealing with. Artist Scott Van Domelen is also pretty good here, though still I think in a no man’s land between graphically flashy and kitchen-sink drama (I can’t help but compare his war sequences to Leandro Fernandez on The Old Guard). There’s something there, but not quite there yet. Overall 7.5 Recommendation: Read

The Howling #1 (Space Goat Productions) – Try as they did to recap the 1981 movie in the first few pages to bring us up to speed for this sequel, I found myself having to go back and rewatch it. So how does writer Micky Neilson and artist Jason Johnson’s work stack up? Pretty poorly. The original movie at least had something to say about the end of the 70’s, California cults, and the beginning of the 80’s fascination with the media. But this comic is just another werewolf story, and not even a particularly scary one at that. The writing is paint-by-numbers and the art is just too well-lit and neatly-delineated for the genre. Overall: 4.0 Recommendation: Pass (but do watch the movie!)

 

Shean

Star Trek TNG: Mirror Broken #1 (IDW Publishing) – In this debut issue of the Mirror Universe implications for the TNG crew, what one finds is a much more sinister and cynical crew. We find a muscle bound Picard wanting to climb the ladder in rank but is stuck on a ship called the Stargazer. While at HQ, he stumbles upon what looks like plans for a new class of ship. He recruits Laforge into his dastardly evil plans and gives the reader, a familiar sight on the horizon. Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy


Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write. See you next week!

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

Space Goat Productions Extends Evil Dead 2 Comic Book License

Space Goat Productions, in partnership with Studiocanal and Creative Licensing, has announced they are extending their license for the Evil Dead 2 comic books for another 3 years. An adult coloring book, art book, and hardcover omnibus based off of the Evil Dead 2 comic books will be released in 2017 to celebrate the movie’s 30th anniversary.

The Evil Dead 2 themed coloring book will be unveiled at Emerald City ComiCon in March 2017.

A new 4-issue comic book mini-series Evil Dead 2: Doppleganger Wars is scheduled to be released in the latter half of 2017 and will feature Ash Williams going against an army of Ash doppelgangers. The adult coloring book, art book and hardcover omnibus will also be released in the latter half of 2017, along with anniversary editions of already released trade paperbacks.

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Space Goat Announces Backpack Editions

backpack-editions-1Publisher Space Goat Productions has announced a new line of Backpack Edition comic books. Perfect-bound, at 9″ x 6″, the graphic novels are small enough to fit in backpacks, messenger bags, and purses, while still being durable enough for travel. Perfect for readers on the go. Most books will be available digitally on Amazon and Comixology well in advance of physical publication.

The line will launch with two new series: Moonlighters and Uncanny Valley High. Both are available for pre-order on Comixology today.

Moonlighters features broke college-age werewolves taking supernatural odd jobs to pay the rent. Written by Katie Schenkel and illustrated by Cal Moray. They are monster helpers for hire.

Uncanny Valley High is about a high school in a (poorly rendered) computer simulation dealing with all of the glitchy hijinks that entails. Think Archie, if Archie was trapped in a broken video game. Written by Ian Flynn (Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man) and illustrated by Maddi Gonzalez (Munchkin, Fresh Romance).

Other Backpack Editions:

Out Now:
Big Game Hunters by Shon Bury and Jok
Mage, Inc. by Shon Bury and Ian Waryanto

Late 2017:
Dark Lily by Georgia Ball and George Kambadais
Zombie Camp by Frank Hannah and Dev Madan
Heroines by Ted Naifeh

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Ted Naifeh’s Heroines to Be Published by Space Goat

Space Goat Productions will be publishing Ted Naifeh‘s upcoming superhero comic book: Heroines. The celebrated author behind Courtney Crumrin, Princess Ugg, and Night’s Dominion will be bringing his take on modern superheroes.

Would-be superhero Marcy Madison tries to assemble a team of like-minded heroines by placing an ad on Craigslist. But the response she gets is far weirder and more dangerous than she bargained for. A jaded veteran superheroine, a disgruntled henchwoman, and a likely insane ninja assassin answer the call-and things get even stranger from there.

The 7-issue comic book mini-series Heroines is scheduled to be released in May with a special double-size #1 issue. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book store, Comixology, or at Merchgoat.com

Space Goat Announces The Howling Comic and Board Game

Space Goat Productions is partnering with Studiocanal and Creative Licensing to produce a 4-issue comic book miniseries and board game based on the 1981 Joe Dante classic horror film, The Howling.

The comic book series will be written by two-time New York Times best-selling author and former  Blizzard Entertainment lead writer Micky Neilson. Neilson describes the film as his “favorite all-time werewolf film” and one that has led to his obsession with werewolves.

Line art for the comic book series will be provided by industry veteran Jason Johnson, who has worked on fan-favorite books like Wetworks, Gen13, and Knight Rider.

The 4-issue comic book mini-series The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen is scheduled to be released in Summer 2017, and will take place directly after the events of the first film. The release date of the board game will be announced at a later date.

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