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Stumptown Gets its First Trailer from ABC

Based on the Stumptown graphic novel series by Greg RuckaMatt Southworth, and Justin Greenwood , follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) as a strong, assertive, and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt, and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great P.I., but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.

Coming to ABC.

Cobie Smulder’s Stumptown Goes to Series at ABC Based on Greg Rucka, Matt Southworth, and Justin Greenwood’s comic

Cobie Smulders Stumptown

ABC has announced that it has picked up Stumptown adapting the comic series and starring Cobie Smulders. The drama is based on the comic series by Greg Rucka, Matt Southworth, and Justin Greenwood.

The series is about Dex Parios who’s an army vet with a complicated life, some gambling issues, and a brother she takes care of in Portland, Orgeon. She’s uses her military skills as a P.I. to make a living.

The series also stars Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird, Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios, Adrian Martinez as Tookie, Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove, and Michael Ealy as Det. Miles Hoffman.

Rucka, Southwort, and Greenwood will all executive produce with Jason Richman writing and and also being an executive producer. Ruben Fleischer and David Bernard are executive producers as well with James Griffith directing the pilot.

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Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #1

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you looking forward to? Sound off in the comments below!

While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Variety – Michael Ealy, Mark Webber Join ABC Pilot ‘Stumptown’ – Very nice additions.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Summer Pierre Reads the Letters of Sylvia Plath – Free comics!


AIPT! – Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #1
Newsarama –
The Immortal Hulk #14
Talking Comics –
Ronin Island #1

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Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Comichron – January 2019 comics sales estimates online: Four comics over 100k copies – For those that enjoy the race.

CBLDF – Influential Censored Comics: Saga, A Story for Every Type of Family – Some history in comic censorship.

CBR – Cobie Smulders to Star in Stumptown TV Adaptation – Hells yes!


Talking Comics – Avengers: No Road Home #2
Newsarama –
Hulkverines #1
Comic Attack –
Incursion #1
Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1

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Naomi #1

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

CT Post – Bruce Museum exhibit recalls Fairfield County’s time as a comic-strip capital – This sounds really interesting.

Newsarama – Scout’s Fish Eye Optioned for Movie – Is there anything not optioned yet?

Newsarama – Rucka & Southworth’s Stumptown Getting ABC TV Pilot – Hell yes.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Updates on Venezuela by Mike Centeno – Free comics (and learn something).


Newsarama – Age of X-Man: Alpha #1
Newsarama –
Doctor Strange #10
Comic Attack –
Naomi #1

Preview: Stumptown Volume 3: The Case of the King of Clubs

Stumptown Volume 3: The Case of the King of Clubs

(W) Greg Rucka
(A) Justin Greenwood
(C) Ryan Hill
(CA) Justin Greenwood
Age Rating: Mature Audiences
Genre: Crime
Price: $19.99
Page Count: 136

When one of investigator Dex Parios’s dearest friends is brutalized following a Portland Timbers match, Dex is determined to get to the bottom of the attack no matter who stands in her way! Dex kicks more than just soccer balls in her pursuit of the assailant in this new softcover edition of the critically-acclaimed series from Eisner Award-winner Greg Rucka and new series artist Justin Greenwood.

Retro Review: Stumptown #1

Stumptown #1 CoverDex is the proprietor of Stumptown Investigations, and a fairly talented P.I. Unfortunately, she’s less adept at throwing dice than solving cases. Her recent streak has left her beyond broke—she’s into the Confederated Tribes of the Wind Coast for 18 large. But maybe Dex’s luck is about to change. Sue-Lynne, head of the Wind Coast’s casino operation, will clear Dex’ debt if she can locate Sue-Lynne’s missing granddaughter. But is this job Dex’s way out of the hole or a shove down one much much deeper?

Originally released in 2009, Stumptown was for me an eagerly anticipated new series by writer Greg Rucka and artist Matthew Southworth. The promise of such a strong writer and artist for a series staring a kick-ass female detective had me excited to see what was in store and thankfully then, just as I am now, was not disappointed.

At the time of release, noir was the hot genre in comic book story telling and Stumptown stood out in what was a crowded market. The intriguing crime drama is headlined by a deeply flawed heroine, and an interesting cast of characters that continues to entertain me and looking forward to the second issue, even with a reread. Rucka clearly took his time researching and creating the world of Dex and it shows. The first issue is important in setting up the mystery, the danger, the characters (and their quirks), and leaves enough for you to want to come back and unravel the mystery. Rucka pulls this off masterfully and in a manner that I was not only sucked into the first issue, but want to know what happens next.

Matthew Southworth’s gritty art reminds me a lot of Sean Phillips’ artwork in Criminal.  It’s very fitting for the series and ads to the overall noir-ish/crime drama feel to the series.  Even on pages with no text, Matthew is able to convey the feel and continue the narrative. Together with Rucka, the two feel like a classic team similar to Brubaker and Phillips.

The first issue is all about the “set up” and Rucka succeeds weaving the beginning of a tale that sucks you in and makes you want to come back for more. Even with all of the various noir series of the time and since, this series and issue still stands out as a solid entry and example of its genre. Eight years later, it’s a great read, series, and characters.

Story: Greg Rucka Art: Matthew Southworth
Story: 9.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.

Preview: Stumptown Vol. 3 #10


(W) Greg Rucka (@ruckawriter)
(A/CA) Justin Greenwood (@jkgreenwood_art)
(C) Ryan Hill (@josephryanhill)
Age Range: 15 and up
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Price: $3.99
32 pages

“The Case of the Night That Wouldn’t End”

Dex is on a stakeout through a long night. Nothing is ever easy.


Preview: Stumptown Vol. 3 #9


(W) Greg Rucka
(A/CA) Justin Greenwood with Ryan Hill
Price: $3.99
Age Range: 15 and up
Genre: Crime, Mystery

The Barista Mafia makes their move as Dex plays “which bean is which” with two over-caffeinated billionaires. The stakes? Over $100K in gold coins… and bragging rights for Portland’s Best Coffee.


Preview: Stumptown Vol. 3 #8

Stumptown Vol. 3 #8

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artists/Cover Artists: Justin Greenwood with Ryan Hill

On one side, homicidal hipster baristas. On the other, the mysterious Mister Dove and his anonymous employer. In the middle, Dex, 3lbs of coffee beans, and a sister she’d gladly sell for beer money…

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