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Preview: Rivers of London: Cry Fox #3

RIVERS OF LONDON: CRY FOX #3

Writers: Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel
Artist: Lee Sullivan
Cover A: Steve White
​Publisher: Titan Comics
​FC – $3.99 – On sale: January 17, 2018

The bookstore smash-hit returns for a brand-new story, picking up the​ ​threads from the most recent bestselling Rivers of London novel, The​ ​Hanging Tree!

Preview: Rivers of London: Cry Fox #1

RIVERS OF LONDON: CRY FOX #1

Part 1 (of 4)
Writers: Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel
Artist: Lee Sullivan & Luis Guerrero
Cover A: Steve White
FC – $3.99 – 32pp – On sale: November 8, 2017

The bookstore smash-hit returns for a brand-new story, picking up the threads from the most recent bestselling Rivers of London novel, The Hanging Tree!

Peter Grant, apprentice magician and freshly-made detective, tackles supernatural crimes for the London Met, walking the fine line between two world to keep the peace!

The kidnapping of children is something with which Peter Grant and Thomas Nightingale are pretty familiar, but this time, the motives aren’t just financial. There’s a far more dangerous game afoot and fox hunting takes on a darker, twisted meaning when Grant and Nightingale set out in pursuit of the kidnappers…

See what happens when PC Grant sets foot outside of London in…CRY FOX!

Preview: Hook Jaw #1

HOOK JAW #1

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Conor Boyle
Colorist: Guilia Brusco
Cover A: Conor Boyle
Cover B: John McCrea
Cover C: Marc Laming
Cover D: Anna Dittman
Cover E: Steve White
Diamond UK variant: Brian Williamson
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: December 21

In the troubled waters off Somalia, a rag-tag group of marine scientists studying a pack of female great white sharks find themselves caught in a conflict between pirates and the might of the US Navy. But why is the CIA so interested in the work of the scientists? And just how will they face up to the shadowy terror of the legendary great white – HOOK JAW?!

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Preview: Hook Jaw #1

Hook Jaw #1

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Conor Boyle
Colorist: Guilia Brusco
Cover A: Conor Boyle
Cover B: John McCrea
Cover C: Marc Laming
Cover D: Anna Dittman
Cover E: Steve White
Diamond UK variant: Brian Williamson
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: December 14, 2016

In the troubled waters off Somalia, a rag-tag group of marine scientists studying a pack of female great white sharks find themselves caught in a conflict between pirates and the might of the US Navy. But why is the CIA so interested in the work of the scientists? And just how will they face up to the shadowy terror of the legendary great white – HOOK JAW?!

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Check Out Brian Williamson’s Cover for Hook Jaw #1

Titan Comics has revealed a brand-new, razor-sharp Diamond UK cover to Hook Jaw #1 by Brian Williamson.

Hitting stores in December, the five issue mini-series is written by comics fire-cracker Si Spurrier and illustrated by rising star Conor Boyle, with colors by Giulia Brusco and edited by legendary British comics editor and marine life expert artist, Steve White.

In the troubled waters off Somalia, a rag-tag group of marine scientists studying a pack of female great white sharks find themselves caught in a conflict between pirates and the might of the US Navy. But why is the CIA so interested in the work of the scientists? And just how will they face up to the shadowy terror of the legendary great white – HOOK JAW?!

The mini-series is set to be an intense modern iteration of the titular ocean predator, which debuted in legendary British comic (and forerunner to 2000ADAction #1. Initially inspired by the success of the film, JawsHook Jaw was one of many Action strips so violent it was banned from the shelves upon release!

Hook Jaw #1 will be on sale in comic stores and digital devices from December 14, 2016.

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Hookjaw resurfaces at Titan Comics!

Titan Comics will release a brand-new Hookjaw mini-series, the publisher announced at Friday’s San Diego Comic Con Diamond Retailer presentation.

Hitting stores in December 2016, the five issue mini-series is written by comics fire-cracker Si Spurrier and illustrated by rising star Conor Boyle, with colors by Giulia Brusco and edited by legendary British comics editor and marine life expert artist, Steve White.

The mini-series is set to be an intense modern iteration of the titular ocean predator, which debuted in legendary British comic (and forerunner to 2000AD) Action #1. Initially inspired by the success of the film, Jaws, Hookjaw was one of many Action strips so violent it was banned from the shelves upon release!

As the series synopsis indicates, this creative team are pushing this new iteration into completely uncharted water.

Off the coast of Somalia, a rag-tag group of marine scientists are studying the Virgin Brides, a pack of female great white. What secrets are laying at the bottom of the Indian Ocean? And just how will they face up to the shadowy terror of the legendary great white – HOOKJAW?!

Hookjaw #1 will be on sale in comic stores and digital devices from December 2016.

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An A1 Annual Teaser

A1 ANNUAL

Writer(s): Ron Marz, Matt Wagner, Dave Johnson, Tom Raney, Rufus Dayglo, Andy Kuhn, Dave Dorman, Mark A. Nelson, W.H. Rauf and more…
Artist Name(s): Jim Steranko, Dave Wilkins, Sami Basri, Alex Horley, Tom Raney, Brian Smith, D’Israeli, Garrie Gastonny, Mark A. Nelson, Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau, Garry Leach, Dave Johnson, Barnaby Bagenda, Sakti Yuwono, Dave Dorman, Steve White, Kai Lim, Andy Kuhn, Philip Tan, Rhoald Marcellius, Michael T. Gilbert, Sunny Gho, Doug Braithwaite and more…
176pp
Titan Comics/Atomeka
Released 26/11/2013

A1 has always been a laboratory for creators to experiment and innovate, to break away from corporate creations and unleash their own ideas. Already proving a success with the new monthly comic book, this first all-new A1 Annual marks the thrilling return of the award-winning graphic anthology series to bookshelves everywhere!

Inside these oversized pages, a Who’s Who of comics’ talent – past, present and future – spread their imaginative wings across a gripping selection of all-new short stories. Which ones will be the breakout, creator-owned characters of tomorrow?!

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Kickstarter Spotlight: Fandom, Gender, Free Comics and Sharks!

Welcome to the first edition of a new regular Thursday feature where we spotlight cool projects you can find on Kickstarter!

Keep in mind we do not guarantee the completion of any of these projects and are not responsible for the end result. We do include a warning of what we think the likelihood of issues are and how risky the project is.

Don’t Feed the Trolls

dont_feed_the_trollsWhen you think of “fandom” it’s not always in the flattering of lights. Society paints fans, especially those of comics, science fiction, etc., in a negative way, depicting them as geeks and nerds. This film will delve deeper into these communities to show there’s more to them.

The film will focus on Nicole, both a fitness professional and a die-hard fan. Her two very different worlds will blend together to show that there is more to belonging to a fandom than the “fanatic” stereotype society has given us.

The two folks behind it, Nicole and Liz, both went to film school and between the two of them they’ve worked on dozens and dozens of films and projects. They know that in the film world, anything that can go wrong will go wrong and they’re more than ready to tackle anything that comes their way.

I like the idea of shedding a positive light on fandom, and doing so with a focus on a female fan not only takes on the stereotype of fans, but also women’s roles within it. The project has a modest goal of $3,000.

Best Pledge: $25 – You get updates of the film, but also a DVD of the film and a link to an early version of it. The price is about right for what I’d pay for a DVD movie. There are some cooler levels at higher amounts.

Risk: MEDIUM – This is the first Kickstarter project for the two. While I think they know production, things might happen, so if anything I’d expect a delay from the delivery date of this September.

Comics Undressed

ladydrawerOur friends over at Ladydrawers are putting together a different documentary. This one is an ambitious project with the primary aim of addressing media justice in comics and popular culture. They intend to portray the underlying forms of discrimination that impact representations of women, queers, trans folk, non-binary gender people, and people of color in comics. They seek to support a diversity of racial, gender, and sexual identities that make up our society as well as unveil the surprising economic injustices and cultural biases that occur. Their goal is to present a sincere heartfelt documentary that captures their love for comics while critiquing the structure of the comics industry. They intend to implement an experimental process to give form to their extensive original research that mirrors the comics themselves. Through a myriad of interviews with comics creators, readers, bloggers, vendors, fans, and the general public, they strive to foster a multiplicity of viewpoints in the comic-book world and our culture at large.

It’s great to get a critical look at our comic culture, and Ladydrawers does just that with thought and research. This isn’t a knee-jerk reactionary group, these are folks who think things through and make their arguments with facts and research. It should be very interesting to see what they come up with and the end of the result of the project.

Critical analysis of the representation of individuals in comics is good. Different viewpoints are good. Research is good. Discussion of these issues is good. So of course this is a project I can get behind.

Best Pledge: $35 – This gets you a digital copy of the movie and some other items. It’s the one I chose when I pledged. So yes, my money is in on this one.

Risk: LOW – This is the first Kickstarter project for the group, but they’ve put out other items in the past. While I have no idea if the December date is realistic, I feel confident the project will be completed within a reasonable amount of time.

Rocksalt “Back to School” edition

rocksaltRocksalt Magazine is a free comics anthology out of Austin.  They print three thousand copies of each issue and distribute it at about two hundred locations around town.  They’ve been doing it for two years now, and it has been successful beyond their wildest dreams.  The next issue, #9, will be the back-to-school special and it will be their “best issue yet.”

It’s that simple, a great way to get comics into the hands with folks and with only hours left, a guaranteed one to get funded.

Best Pledge: $25 – This gets you a copy of all nine issues mailed directly to you. It’s a great way to check out some indie comic creators from the Austin area which has a great track record for churning them out.

Risk: LOW – This is the first Kickstarter project for Geoff, but he’s released items before. The time frame might be tight, so I’d expect it to slip by a month or two.

FRENZY – An Illustrated Novel

frenzySharks…. is there any other reason you need to give to this?

Frenzy is an original illustrated horror/thriller novel about one of the world’s most beloved animals… sharks! It is an original novel authored by Andrew E.C.Gaska, and will be produced by guerrilla design studio BLAM! Ventures, LLC. Frenzy is a special project because while it is a prose novel (not a graphic novel), the book will have over 20 paintings and another 20 pen & ink illustrations from a diverse array of talented artists to help tell the story. These talents include AMAZING artists such as menton3, Bob Eggleton, Dave Dorman, Erik Gist, Steve White, Aaron Miller, Dan Dussault, Chandra Free, and more to be announced!

Not only do you get a cool story, but that’s a hell of a roster of talent when it comes to the art. You can see some examples of their skills and talent on the Kickstarter page. I’ve also read a lot of Gaska’s previous work, and the man is a talented writer. Plus there are sharks, that alone is enough reason to pledge to this one.

In full disclosure, I’m marrying one of the science advisers. I would have given to this no matter what though.

Best Pledge: $25 – This gets you a digital copy of the book, but I’d go higher than that, there’s some very cool higher pledges. I myself am going with the $70 pledge to get a sketch from Chandra Free.

Risk: LOW – Drew is a long time vet when it comes to producing items and releasing them and he’s given himself a long lead time for this. I fully expect this one on time and as promised. (No pressure)

Titan Comics Launches Monster Massacre!

Titan Comics and ATOMEKA have announced the first volume of a brand-new graphic novel series, Monster Massacre – a SF and fantasy anthology headed up by A1 creator Dave Elliott and starring the greatest comics talent: past, present and future

Monster Massacre is an epic, heart attack inducing, spanky new graphic anthology series for fans of science fiction, fantasy, big monsters and all-out mayhem!

Hitting book stores on September 11, 2013, Monster Massacre Vol.1 showcases 10 stories from some of the greatest comics talent:

  • From the creators of Captain America a Classic Joe Simon and Jack Kirby horror story THE GREATEST HORROR OF THE ALL from Black Cat Mystery!
  • MONSTER PUNCH, starring IRA GERSCHWIN: MONSTER FIGHTER by Andy Kuhn
  • HITCH, a post apocalyptic zombie story by Dave Dorman
  • ZEKE & KRO, a macabre black comedy by Mark A Nelson
  • A Faery and a Human team up to con everyone in DESTINY’S ROGUES by Ron Marz and Tom Raney
  • DAIKAIJU – Dragons destroy Japan by Vito Delsante and Javier Aranda
  • EL ZOMBO by Dave Wilkins and Dave Elliott! Guest-starring SHARKY and MR MONSTER
  • Jerry Paris, Arthur Suydam and Dave Elliott bring us DEEP SIX – day one of the return of Cthulhu!
  • SHARKY by Dave Elliott and Alex Horley sees the novice hero and THOR face Alvin the Dwarf and Devlin the Giant Lice
  • LITTLE MONSTERS is a prologue to the graphic novel Kingdom of the Wicked by Ian Edginton and D’Israeli
  • Plus art galleries from Alex Horley and Steve White

Monster Massacre Vol.1 comes with a special wraparound cover by Garry Leach and Sunny Gho.

The series will also be available to read day and date on the iPad, iPhone, Web, Android and Kindle Fire, exclusively through the comiXology app and comiXology.com

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