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A Wave Blue World Kickstarts Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope

Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope

A Wave Blue World has announced the launch of its latest anthology, Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope which is now raising funds on Kickstarter. The graphic novel anthology is a sequel to All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World which received a Ringo Award nomination for “best anthology.”

Maybe Someday is a new full-color anthology presenting over twenty-five aspirational stories to lift the spirits of readers and instill the hope that a brighter future is possible. Maybe Someday also reunites the publisher with the editorial team of Matt Miner and Eric Palicki.

The Maybe Someday Kickstarter campaign, running through the entire month of June, offers a Kickstarter exclusive cover, which is only available to backers. The cover art is by Max Dunbar with colors by Espen Grundetjern. Logo and cover design are by Tim Daniel. A different cover by this same team will be featured on the direct market edition when the book comes out later this year.

Other rewards include a digital sketchbook, signed bookplates, and combo packs of previously published anthologies.

Check out the full list of creators taking part, it’s a who’s who of comic talent:

Natasha Alterici, Alejandro Aragon, Darren Auck, Max Bemis, Anthony Breznican, Ryan Cady, Mario Candelaria, Joe Caramagna, Tyler Chin-Tanner, Gab Contreras, Shawn Daley, Jono Diener, Jeff Edwards, Greg Anderson Elysee, Mike Feehan, Ryan Ferrier, Joe Glass, Isaac Goodhart, Adam Gorham, Hagai, Ray-Anthony Height, Josh Hood, Daniel Kibblesmith, Konner Knudsen, Michael Kupperman, Alisa Kwitney, Valentine De Landro, Robert Lee, Yasmin Liang, Mauricet, John McFarlane, Matt Miner, Christopher Mitten, Michael Moreci, Steve Niles, Eric Palicki, Emily Pearson, Stephanie Phillips, Curt Pires, Sebastian Piriz, Andy Poole, Nick Pyle, Rod Reis, Renfamous, Marco Rudy, Ethan Sacks, Phillip Sevy, Erica Shultz, Martin Simmonds, Aubrey Sitterson, Stelladia, Sally Jane Thompson, Zoe Thorogood, Bobby Timony, and Rockwell White.

Preview: The Wild Vol. 1

The Wild Vol. 1

Written by: Vita Ayala
Art by: Emily Pearson
Colored by: Marissa Louise, Stelladia
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Edited by: Danny Lore
Cover by: Natasha Alterici
Shorts featuring art by: Jessi Jordan, Chris Shehan, Isaac Goodheart, Phillip Sevy
In Stores: November 20, 2019

Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers, but, after a decade of surviving, Daisy isn’t phased by any of it – until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job.

From writer Vita Ayala (Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, Wonder Woman Annual) and artist Emily Pearson (Snap Flash Hustle) comes this bold tale of surviving in bleak times.

Collects issues 1-5.

The Wild Vol. 1

Preview: The Wilds #4

THE WILDS #4

Written by: Vita Ayala
Illustrated by: Emily Pearson
Colors by: Stelladia
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Cover by: Natasha Alterici
$3.99 | full color | mature
IN STORES 8/1

Waking in the belly of the beast – Medical Central – Daisy finds herself reunited briefly with Heather. Their time together is cut short when Heather is taken away to undergo “treatment.” Unable to rescue her partner on her own, Daisy is able to flee Medical with the help of a mole, vowing to return with every ally she has at her back. The only thing standing in her way: the people she has sacrificed everything for, the people of the Compound.

Vault’s Sumberged #1, Wasted Space #1, and Wasted Space #2 All Have Sold Out and Getting New Printings

Vault Comics has announced Submerged #1Wasted Space #1 (second printing), and Wasted Space #2, have all sold out. All three issues are being rushed to new printings that will be available in stores on August 22, 2018.

The Submerged#1 second print cover will be a part of the Vault Vintage line of covers that celebrate the artistic achievements of both modern and legendary professionals of the comic book industry. For Submerged #1, artist and designer Tim Daniel pays homage to the iconic cover to Marvel Comics’ New Mutants #19, illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz. 

Wasted Space #1 returns for a third printing after back-to-back sell-outs. Wasted Space #2 returns for a second printing after a complete sell out. Both new printings will feature brilliant recolored covers from series artist, Hayden Sherman.

SUBMERGED #1 SECOND PRINTING VAULT VINTAGE COVER
Illustrated and designed by Tim Daniel

DIAMOND ORDER CODE:
JUN188458

Written by Vita Ayala, drawn by Lisa Sterle, colored by Stelladia, and lettered by Rachel Deering.

On the night of the biggest storm in New York City history, Elysia Puente gets a call from her estranged little brother Angel, terrified, begging for help. When the call cuts out suddenly, despite the bad feelings between them, Ellie rushes into the night. Finding his broken phone in front of a barricaded subway station, Ellie follows echoes of her brother into the sinister darkness of the underground, desperate to find him before it’s too late.

In stores August 22, 2018.

WASTED SPACE #1 THIRD PRINTING COVER
Illustrated by Hayden Sherman and designed by Tim Daniel

DIAMOND ORDER CODE:
JUN188459

Written by Michael Moreci, drawn by Hayden Sherman, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Billy Bane is a prophet who got it all wrong, and the galaxy has been burning ever since. All he wants is to waste away in the darkest corner of space with his best pal Dust, a supercharged Fuq bot. But when a new prophet comes calling, Billy is summoned to save the galaxy he’s at least partially responsible for destroying. Too bad he couldn’t care less.

In stores August 22, 2018.

WASTED SPACE #2 SECOND PRINTING COVER
Illustrated by Hayden Sherman and designed by Tim Daniel

DIAMOND ORDER CODE:
JUN188460

Written by Michael Moreci, drawn by Hayden Sherman, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Mayhem, cyborgs of destiny, and boozed out prophets. It’s all here in Wasted Space, so strap in and hold on tight for the wildest sci-fi ride of 2018. Never has a more ragtag, unwilling group of heroes-“heroes”-been assembled, but if they don’t pull their sh*t together, it just might spell the apocalypse. Which would be bad. Right?

In stores August 22, 2018.

Review: Submerged #1

submerged 1On the night of the biggest storm in New York City history, Elysia Puente gets a call from her estranged little brother Angel, terrified, begging for help. When the call cuts out suddenly, despite the bad feelings between them, Ellie rushes into the night. Finding his broken phone in front of a barricaded subway station, Ellie follows echoes of her brother into the sinister darkness of the underground, desperate to find him before it’s too late.

The above synopsis pretty accurately sums up the plot to this supernatural horror tinted comic that, honestly, left me a little unsure of just what was happening at any given time. Which, I suspect, is entirely the point. After all if the entire plot were just handed to you, then Submerged #1 wouldn’t be as compelling a comic as it is. There’s a certain charm in not quite knowing what the hell is going on, although that is a fine line to walk; you want readers to want to know more about the story they’re reading without feeling completely and utterly lost. Submerged #1 remains on the right side of the fine line.

The book has a very haunting aesthetic, thanks to artist Lisa Sterle and Stelladia respective inking and coloring. Submerged #1 feels very much as though you’re being pulled through deeper and darker (and sometimes not always figuratively) environs as, like Alice, you fall deeper into the rabbit hole that Vita Ayala has penned.

As a break from the spandex crowd, this book delivers; there’s groundwork laid here that should pay off down the road, and just enough to hook the reader back for the second issue.

Story: Vita Ayala Inker: Lisa Sterle
Colourist: Stelladia Letterer: Rachel Deering
Story: 7.5 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.8 Recommendation: Buy

Vault provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review