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Creepshow #2 returns with a Second Printing

On the heels of an instant sellout and second printing of its debut issue, Skybound has announced that Creepshow #2 has sold out and will return with a second printing. Based on Greg Nicotero’s hit Shudder TV series produced and licensed by Cartel Entertainment, Creepshow #2 will return to comic shops on December 28, 2022.  

Featuring a brand-new second printing variant cover drawn by Maria Wolf and colored by Mike Spicer, Creepshow #2 includes two spine-chilling stories.  

David Lapham and Maria Lapham kick off the issue with the terrifying tale of a tree whose roots grew so deep they reached Hell…and the girl who sat beneath it. Trish Mulvihill colors the story, and Pat Brosseau letters.  

Then, writer Steve Foxe joins forces with artist Erica Henderson to share the shocking story of legendary comic creator Sal Medina—and the dedicated fan who went too far. Henderson is additionally on duty for colors, and Brosseau is back for letters on this story as well.  

Brian Witten is overseeing on behalf of Nicotero’s Monster Agency Productions. The Creepshow comic miniseries deal was brokered by Striker Entertainment. 

The Creepshow #2 (of 5) Second Printing Variant (Diamond Code SEP228468) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.  

Creepshow #2 (of 5) Second Printing Variant

Get a first look at Creepshow #2

Skybound revealed a first look at Creepshow #2the latest issue of the hugely anticipated five-issue comic book anthology based on Greg Nicotero’s hit Shudder TV series produced and licensed by Cartel Entertainment. Creepshow #2 will arrive in comic book shops on October 26, 2022.   

In the spirit of all iterations of Creepshow in pop culture, each issue of the Creepshow comic anthology series comes packed with two spine-chilling stories, and this first look showcases both truly terrifying tales.  

David Lapham and Maria Lapham kick off the issue with the terrifying tale of a tree whose roots grew so deep they reached Hell…and the girl who sat beneath it. Trish Mulvihill colors the story, and Pat Brosseau letters.  

Then, writer Steve Foxe joins forces with artist Erica Henderson to share the shocking story of legendary comic creator Sal Medina—and the dedicated fan who went too far. Henderson is additionally on duty for colors, and Brosseau is back for letters on this story as well.  

In addition to the main cover by Chris BurnhamCreepshow #2 comes with a striking lineup of variant covers, including a cover by Sebastian Fiumara and a 1:10 incentive cover by Vance Kelly.  

Creepshow #2 (of 5) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.  

The full list of covers is below: 

  • CREEPSHOW #2 CVR A by Chris Burnham (AUG220174) 
  • CREEPSHOW #2 CVR B by Sebastian Fiumara (AUG220175)  
  • CREEPSHOW #2 CVR C by Vance Kelly (1:10 Incentive) (AUG220176) 
Creepshow #2 (of 5)

Preview: X-Men ’92: House of XCII #5 (of 5)

X-Men ’92: House of XCII #5 (of 5)

(W) Steve Foxe (A) Salva Espin (CA) David Baldeon
RATED T
In Shops: Sep 14, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE FINAL DESTINY OF XCII?
It all ends here – the epic journey through the Krakoan Age come too soon reaches its epic conclusion! Can mutantkind truly unite? Is the island-nation of Krakoa too good to be true? And is the woman behind it all – Jubilee – to be trusted? Find out within, X-Believers!

X-Men ’92: House of XCII #5 (of 5)

It’s a double dose of new X-Men on Marvel Unlimited

Relive mutantkind’s biggest event of the year! The X-Men: Hellfire Gala (2022) one-shot is available on the Marvel Unlimited app! Tying into this event, Marvel Unlimited also launched two new Hellfire Gala stories, X-Men: Hellfire Gala Confessionals #1 and X-Men Unlimited #50: Secret X-Men arc, and both are now available in the exclusive Infinity Comics format.

X-Men: Hellfire Gala Confessionals #1 follows the mutant runner-ups as they react in real time to the election results that determined the latest X-Men team. Fans will get an inside look at what their favorite characters were thinking as the results rolled in. Then, just moments after the polls close, X-Men Unlimited #50: Secret X-Men arc picks up with the Gala in full swing!

X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA CONFESSIONALS #1

Writer: Steve Foxe
Artist: Alan Robinson
Colorist: Carlos Lopez
Editor: Jordan White

A Hellfire Gala special! They can’t all be winners of this year’s X-Men Vote, but these mutant runner-ups still have plenty to say! X-Men candidates Avalanche, Gorgon, Gentle, Micromax, Surge, Bling!, Siryn, Penance, Armor, and Firestar, react in real time to the election results that determine the latest X-Men team. Who will claim the coveted spot?

X-MEN UNLIMITED #50: SECRET X-MEN ARC

Writer: Steve Foxe
Artist: Alan Robinson
Colorist: Carlos Lopez
Editor: Jordan White

Uniting the “losers” of this year’s #XMenVote, this round of the Secret X-Men picks up only minutes after the election with the Hellfire Gala in full swing! 

Preview: X-Men ’92: House of XCII #4 (of 5)

X-Men ’92: House of XCII #4 (of 5)

(W) Steve Foxe (A) Salva Espin (CA) David Baldeon
RATED T
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022
SRP: $3.99

REIGN OF XCII!
Krakoa has cordially invited friend and foe alike to the Inner Circle Gala…but could that really be a staging ground for something more planet-sized? This ’90s-tastic take on the X-Men’s Krakoan Era continues as both the mutants and their foes reach for the stars!

X-Men '92: House of XCII #4 (of 5)

Valiant reveals a much different future for the publisher

Bloodshot Unleashed

A recent press release from Valiant hyping the upcoming Bloodshot Unleashed wasn’t exciting for what it said, it raised eyebrows for what it didn’t and what it hinted at.

The publisher is currently going through some rocky times though specifics seem scarce and it looks like those issues are impacting the publisher’s release schedule. In recent months releases have been scarce, far less than the usual release schedule pre-pandemic and during some of it. The publisher will now move putting out one release per month according to CBR. Reading in between the lines of Valiant’s press release, this lines up with much of what’s danced around.

Writer Steve Foxe announced on Twitter that Archer & Armstrong Forever #4 would be the last issue of the series. Not the original plan, the series was solicited through #6. According to Foxe, “plans changed” leading to the unfinished series.

With that series no longer being released, Valiant’s next release will be Blooshot Unleahsed, an adults-only series from writer Deniz Camp and artist Jon Davis-Hunt. It’ll come to shops on September 21st with issues coming out monthly. It’s planned for four issues.

That means the recently released Book of Shadows will be pushed back. The first issue from writer Cullen Bunn and artist Vicente Cifuentes was released in July. The next issue won’t see print until January 2023, a six month gap. X-O Manowar Unconquered by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad and Liam Sharp will then launch in March 2023. That comic was originally scheduled for December 2022.

Also awaiting release is Eternal Warrior: Scorched Earth, an original graphic novel Kickstarted in December and expected to be released in November 2022. That project raised a little over $55,000 from 531 individuals and the latest update said the graphic novel was on schedule. This was before the recent issues which has caused individuals to go to the comments of the project voicing their concerns.

The publisher seems to be having a rough time of late finding its footing. Staff has left and the company itself has dipped its toes into the digital world with NFTs and other “get rich quick” pivots. Licensing has increased with shoes and an upcoming toy line but from the outside it looks to be a company attempting to find its way throwing darts and seeing what lands.

Review: Archer & Armstrong Forever #4

Archer & Armstrong Forever #4

The Eccentric will stop at nothing to add Armstrong to his collection. Archer will stop at nothing to restore his best friend’s lost immortality. And who the heck is going to stop The Maw when he catches up with Archer and Armstrong? Only one thing is certain: Archer & Armstrong Forever #4 will change Archer & Armstrong…FOREVER!

I’ve been largely enjoying this series; the irreverent fun and pacing has often been a welcome distraction while reading the comic. Because Archer & Armstrong Forever hasn’t really picked up on the threads from the previous volumes, it has been the kind of series that new readers can use to introduce themselves to one of comics’ more unique duos. The fourth issue is the first one this series where you can’t really pick up and read without having read the previous one, as it picks up exactly where the Archer & Armstrong Forever #3 left off with the Maw having subdued Archer, Armstrong and Frig, which is exactly where we start this issue. I’ve really enjoyed how writer Steve Foxe has brought these characters to life, but this issue had a little less of the magic from the first three; the jokes didn’t quite hit the same way for me as in the past, and consequently the book fell a little flat for me. It’s still far from a bad book, and was still enjoyable, but hasn’t been as solid a comic as its predecessors.

Visually, the comic is still a triumph; Marcio Fiorito, Alex Guimaraes and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (artist, colourist and letterer respectively) continue to deliver a top notch book – this is visually genuinely enjoyable from start to finish.

I ended the review last month with this: “you really can’t go wrong with any book featuring Archer and Armstrong together, but when they’re written well, holy shit, is that a comic that you should be reading. Archer & Armstrong Forever is a book where the characters are written really well – don’t miss this.” Ultimately that’s still entirely true even with the falter (and you know, there’s every chance that I read this on an off day – I’ll happily admit that), this is still a comic I’ll be adding to my physical collection.

Story: Steve Foxe Artist: Marcio Fiorito
Colorist Alex Guimaraes Letters Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.1 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: comiXology/KindleZeus ComicsTFAW

Preview: Archer & Armstrong Forever #4

Archer & Armstrong Forever #4

Written by STEVE FOXE
Art by MARCIO FIORITO
Colors by ALEX GUIMARAES
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by BERNARD CHANG
Cover B by ERICA HENDERSON
Pre-order Cover by RO STEIN/TED BRANDT
On sale AUGUST 10th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

The Eccentric will stop at nothing to add Armstrong to his collection. Archer will stop at nothing to restore his best friend’s lost immortality. And who the heck is going to stop The Maw when he catches up with A&A? Only one thing is certain: this issue will change Archer & Armstrong…FOREVER!

Archer & Armstrong Forever #4

Preview: X-Men ’92: House of XCII #3 (of 5)

X-Men ’92: House of XCII #3 (of 5)

(W) Steve Foxe (A) Salva Espin (CA) David Baldeon
RATED T
In Shops: Aug 03, 2022
SRP: $3.99

XCII OF SWORDS!
Raise your swords! When Apocalypse learns the fate of Krakoa’s ancient sister-island of Arakko, it’s up to the X-Men to take up arms and save it from the warlord of Polemachus, Arkon the Magnificent! Everyone’s favorite X-team of the ’90s gets caught up in a realm of blades and magic in this sprawling one-issue crossover!

X-Men '92: House of XCII #3 (of 5)

Preview: Archer & Armstrong Forever #3

Archer & Armstrong Forever #3

Writer: Steve Foxe
Artist: Macio Fiorito
Cover Artist: Bernard Chang (A), Nick Robles (B), Ro Stein & Ted Brandt (PreOrder)
Price: $3.99
Rating: T+
Pages: 32
On Sale: July 13, 2022

A&A’s quest takes them to the snow-covered mountains of Norway, but whether or not they find the secret to restoring Armstrong’s immortality, they’ll definitely meet Frig — the sensational character find of 2022! But is she friend or foe, and what’s her connection with the Faraway…? There’s Maw that meets the eye in this jam-packed issue!

Archer & Armstrong Forever #3
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