Dark Horse and Netflix have announced a strange, new partnership of a multi-year publishing line based on the hit Netflix Original series, Stranger Things! Set to debut in September 2018, the officially licensed publishing program will give fans of the beloved show an opportunity to explore the mysterious world of Hawkins, Indiana. Dark Horse will publish a line of comics and young adult graphic novels expanding the world of Hawkins and its many inhabitants.
Award-winning writer Jody Houser, penciller Stefano Martino, inker Keith Champagne, colorist Lauren Affe, and letterer Nate Piekos unite to bring the nostalgia igniting of the Netflix original series to comic shelves in the first installment of Dark Horse’s publishing program.
Stranger Things #1 (of 4-issues) follows Will Byers as he enters a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down. Stranger Things #1 features a cover by artist Aleksi Briclot with three variant covers from Rafael Albuquerque, visual artist Kyle Lambert, and a photo-variant cover designed by Patrick Satterfield and Netflix.
Stranger Things #1 goes on sale September 26, 2018.
Revisit the streets of Kirkwall in this unabridged edition of prolific dwarven author Varric Tethras’ Hard in Hightown.
This in-world novel follows the adventures of Donnen Brennokovic, a weathered and weary city guardsman who finds himself paired with a fresh-faced recruit. While on a routine patrol, the unlikely duo stumbles across the body of a murdered magistrate, and soon find themselves embroiled in a clash between Chantry agents and a shadowy organization known as the Executors, over a mysterious ancient artifact.
What unfolds is a fast-paced crime noir full of adventure, passion, and Varric’s signature panache to keep readers hooked.
Ghostwritten by Mary Kirby, who wrote Varric for both Dragon Age II and Dragon Age: Inquisition, and gorgeously illustrated by Stefano Martino, Álvaro Sarraseca, Andres Ponce, and German Ponce, with a painted cover by E.M. Gist, Dragon Age: Hard in Hightown is an essential addition to Dragon Age fans’ collections!
Dragon Age: Hard in Hightown goes on sale July 31, 2018. The gorgeous 96-page hardcover retails for $19.99.
Angel: Season Six, Vol. 2
Joss Whedon, Brian Lynch, Kelley Armstrong (w) • Stephen Mooney, Franco Urru, Dave Ross, Stefano Martino (a) • Nick Runge (c)
Angel: Season Six picks up where the television series left off! Volume 2 of a two-volume set, this collection contains Angel: After the Fall, Vol. 4, Angel: Aftermath, and Angel: Last Angel in Hell.
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 428 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-679-9
Alan is just a bodyguard trying to make a living. But this is the future, and to survive Alan Dracon must deal with high-tech industrial moguls, genetically modified organisms… and seductive corporates. And most of them want him dead.
Alan Dracon is action and adventure in the not-so-near future brought to you by Stefano Martino.
Alan Dracon is the dear creation of Italian artist Stefano Martino, who worked on comic series such as Doctor Who, Warlord of Mars, Catwoman and George R.R. Martin’s Doorways. He is working on the European market on titles as Nosferatu and Oracle, but he never forgot his creator-owned sci-fi series Alan Dracon.
There is something almost 90’ish about this series. Evil corporations, pseudo-science, murder , and big monsters, what’s not to love. The only thing missing is comically large shoulder pads, ha. However the story is good, and amusing at times. Along with having some great action scenes.
The black and white style is great, helping to bolster some of the darker scenes. While lessening the darkness, of some of the more humorous scenes. Even the action scenes seem to use the monochrome color-scheme to its advantage.
Story: Stefano Martino Artist: Stefano Martino
Story: 8 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation:Buy
Amigo Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
WARLORD OF MARS VOL. 3 TP
Arvid Nelson (w)
Daniel Sampere, Stefano Martino, Leandro Oliviera (a)
Joe Jusko (c)
FC • 168 pages • $19.99 • Mature
John Carter has freed Mars from Issus, the false goddess whose tyranny once ruled the entire planet… but at a great personal cost. Dejah Thoris, his beloved princess, was kidnapped by a renegade priest bent on revenge! Activating a doomsday device to destroy the fragile Martian atmosphere, the evil Shang flees into the unknown regions of the north. Carter, aided by his son Carthoris and trusted alien pet Woola, must unite the many races of Mars – despite the ages of distrust and open warfare – to avert Judgment Day!
• Issues 19-25 of the hit series written by Arvid Nelson and illustrated by Stefano Martino, Vincente Cifuentes, Leandro Oliveira, and Everton Sousa
• All of the covers by Joe Jusko and Lucio Parrillo