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Preview: Stringers TPB

STRINGERS TPB

(W) Marc Guggenheim
(A/CA) Justin Greenwood with Ryan Hill
Age Range: 13 and up
Genre: Action, Adventure
Price: $19.99

Paul and Nick are the guys who shoot the news. Filming car chases, fires, and shootouts in their busted-up rig, they put their (uninsured, unsalaried) lives on the line every night so that the good citizens of Los Angeles can get their daily update. But when a firefight between the LAPD and the MS-13 goes wrong, Paul and Nick find themselves on the run.

From writer Marc Guggenheim (co-showrunner of CW’s Arrow, executive producer of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and artist Justin Greenwood (Stumptown, The Fuse) comes an action-packed new miniseries about crime, corruption, and the perfect shot.

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Preview: Stringers #5

STRINGERS #5

(W) Marc Guggenheim
(A) Justin Greenwood with Ryan Hill
(CA) Justin Greenwood with Ryan Hill (direct market cover), Yehudi Mercado (retailer incentive cover)

Nick rolls in guns (very literally) blazing to bust Broyles and McCann and rescue his friends. With the unlikely aid of the MS-13, will they gain the upper hand and break the biggest news story of their careers? And will Nick finally get a date with Michelle?

Don’t miss the action-packed conclusion of this year’s most explosive miniseries!

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Preview: Stringers #4

STRINGERS #4

(W) Marc Guggenheim
(A) Justin Greenwood with Ryan Hill
(CA) Justin Greenwood with Ryan Hill (direct market cover), Tyler Crook (retailer incentive cover)

Paul is in pretty bad shape: concussed, bleeding, bruised, and now tied up in an abandoned arcade with Broyles, one of the crooked “cops” that had been chasing him through LA. And it looks like Broyles has a penchant for hard-knuckled interrogation. Meanwhile, his partner McCann is found Michelle, and the tape. Can Nick mount a rescue with the help of some highly unlikely allies and save his friends? And why do Broyles and McCann want that tape so damn bad?

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Preview: Stringers #3

Stringers #3

Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Artists: Justin Greenwood with Ryan Hill
Cover Artists: Justin Greenwood with Ryan Hill (direct market cover), Johnnie Christmas (variant cover)

After barely escaping from Speziali unscathed (well, maybe some scathes) by tricking him into taking a blank tape, Nick and Paul drop off their actual footage at the news station with Michelle. During their late-night slurpee break, Paul breaks the news he’s being holding onto: he’s going to USC to get his degree and become a “legitimate journalist.” Nick is less than pleased, but it turns out that Speziali had the worst night… those cops came back, and Nick was right: they were definitely crooked. They put Speziali in the hospital searching for the tape, and now Nick, Paul, and Michelle are in danger.

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Around the Tubes

It’s a new week, and we’re getting closer to SPX and New York Comic Con! We’re excited. Can you tell?

While you contemplate that, here’s some news and reviews from around the web to keep you buys.

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Around the Tubes Reviews

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CBR – Stringers #1

Review: Stringers #1

STRINGERS #1 4x6 COMP SOLICIT B WEBPaul and Nick are the guys who shoot the news. Filming car chases, fires, and shootouts in their busted-up rig, they put their (uninsured, unsalaried) lives on the line every night so that the good citizens of Los Angeles can get their daily update. But when a firefight between the LAPD and the MS-13 goes wrong, Paul and Nick find themselves on the run.

Written by Marc Guggenheim with art by Justin Greenwood, Stringers reminds of the show Cops, if it was shot from the journalists’ perspective who followed cops around. The world itself has this crime-noir feel to it. Mix that with high-octane story, and it blends surprising well with the atmosphere the book attempts to create.

The first panel, I will admit does have some reading difficulty, due to layered text. Outside of that minor hurdle, it flows much better after that. While the story starts off a little slow, it soon picks up the pace as the chase begins. Outside of the beginning there is not much slow down after that.

The art work suits the story well. It creates the proper atmosphere for this noir world. While the color choices are properly made to be dark. There is still a slight underpinning of vibrancy and life, buried under the darkness.

If you enjoy crime-noir comics, I would recommend you pick this up.

Story: Marc Guggenheim Art: Justin Greenwood
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Stringers #1

Stringers #1

Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Artist: Justin Greenwood with Ryan Hill

From Marc Guggenheim (Arrow co-showrunner) and Justin Greenwood (Stumptown, The Fuse) comes an action-packed new miniseries about crime, corruption, and the perfect shot.

Paul and Nick are the guys who shoot the news. Filming car chases, fires, and shootouts in their busted-up rig, they put their (uninsured, unsalaried) lives on the line every night so that the good citizens of Los Angeles can get their daily update. But when a firefight between the LAPD and the MS-13 goes wrong, Paul and Nick find themselves on the run.

Issue #1 debuts 8/26 and readers can pre-order now at their local comic shop with code JUN151440

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Review: Stringers #1

STRINGERS #1 4x6 COMP SOLICIT A WEBPaul and Nick are the guys who shoot the news. Filming car chases, fires, and shootouts in their busted-up rig, they put their (uninsured, unsalaried) lives on the line every night so that the good citizens of Los Angeles can get their daily update. But when a firefight between the LAPD and the MS-13 goes wrong, Paul and Nick find themselves on the run.

The movie, Nightcrawler, was a brilliant movie that made me see Jake Gylenhaal, in a whole different light and gave me a new view of headline news. I still think of that movie, and think mostly to what lengths, a person would go, to gain fame. Broadcast news as a whole is an interesting medium and one that has been around since before television was created. We rarely think of or even care to understand how the people who work in this industry, go about doing their job.

Marc Guggenheim, of Arrow fame, has put together a story of how a pair of cameras for hire, gets on the wrong side of the news that they are covering. We are introduced to Nick and Paul, a team whose banter reminds you more of brothers than work partners. The story takes you into the logistics of working as a cameraman and into the lives each of the men has outside of their work. During a routine coverage of a shootout between the police and the notorious MS13 gang, they find themselves on the run.

One of the characters has a secret to tell the other, but has not found the right time to tell, which adds an air of tension to an already serious story. Things take a turn, when Nick and Paul start getting shot at which have our heroes on the run. Nick ends up finding a USB on one of the MS13 gang members, which has a both of them wondering what is so valuable that the both the police and MS13 is chasing them. The issue ends with them being pulled over by two detectives, which makes wonder happens next.

This story by Guggenheim is excellent so far and has echoes of Nightcrawler and End of Watch, both Gylenhaal movies. The art by Justin Greenwood and Ryan Hill is beautiful and speaks to Los Angeles better than I have seen in a while. The team behind this miniseries has done a fine job of creating at once, familiar and exceptional. Overall, a great story which I cannot wait to unfold.

Story: Marc Guggenheim Art: Justin Greenwood and Ryan Hill
Story: 10 Art: 9 Overall: 9.4 Recommendation: Buy

Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Stringers #1

Stringers #1

Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Artist: Justin Greenwood with Ryan Hill

From Marc Guggenheim (Arrow co-showrunner) and Justin Greenwood (Stumptown, The Fuse) comes an action-packed new miniseries about crime, corruption, and the perfect shot.

Paul and Nick are the guys who shoot the news. Filming car chases, fires, and shootouts in their busted-up rig, they put their (uninsured, unsalaried) lives on the line every night so that the good citizens of Los Angeles can get their daily update. But when a firefight between the LAPD and the MS-13 goes wrong, Paul and Nick find themselves on the run.

Issue #1 debuts 8/26 and readers can pre-order now at their local comic shop with code JUN151440

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Oni Press Announces Stringers by Marc Guggenheim, Justin Greenwood, and Ryan Hill

Oni Press announced today Stringers, a tense, action-filled new series set in the world of Los Angeles’ freelance news reporting. Written by Marc Guggenheim, illustrated by Justin Greenwood and colored by Ryan HillStringers will release on August 5th.

Paul and Nick are the guys who shoot the news. Filming car chases, fires, and shootouts in their busted-up rig, they put their (uninsured, unsalaried) lives on the line every night so that the good citizens of Los Angeles can get their daily update. But when a firefight between the LAPD and the MS-13 goes wrong, Paul and Nick find themselves on the run.

In a release Guggenheim said:

I’m excited beyond words that this long-gestating project is finally coming to fruition, and doing so brilliantly. Justin and I had such a blast working together on Resurrection at Oni Press that I wanted to create something new just for him and he’s knocked it clean out of the park with jazzy visuals that really capture the concept’s humor and breakneck pacing.  We both couldn’t be more thrilled to be back at our home for creator owned projects, where our first collaboration, Resurrection, began.

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