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Review: Piecemeal

Piecemeal

Piecemeal is a new horror comic one-shot from Cullen Bunn, a creator who has proven again and again his mastery of the genre. Bunn delivers a comic that feels like a perfect read to curl up with a warm fire and enjoy during a dark and spooky night.

The story revolves around a group of kids whose time together is wrapping up as their lives post high school lay before them. Enter the Nightmare House, the source of local legend and superstition. What they discover inside will change their lives… and end them as well.

Bunn delivers a solid haunted house story. It feels like a B-horror movie in so many ways and that’s not a bad thing at all. There’s something enjoyable about old schlocky horror films, and many of their recent remakes, and this one-shot leans into the concept. It doesn’t have to make sense, it’s just supposed to deliver some scares and unsettle the readers in some ways and it does both.

How individuals will die. What’s going on. It all just kind of happens and we accept it. There’s no need, or reason, to dive too deeply into the “how”, instead the comic focuses on the why. It creates that story you’d tell around a campfire to scare and entertain your friends. You go with the flow and want to see who gets killed and how.

Szymon Kudranski‘s art adds to the atmosphere with a moody style full of mystery. With lettering by Marshall Dillon, the art delivers a poetic vibe about Bunn’s dialogue and plot. Kudranski focuses on blues and purples delivering a “dark” style to the comic but still one that’s clear as to what’s going on. There’s also plenty of horror and gore without going over the top to distract. Much is left to the reader’s imagination making the deaths a bit more horrific as our minds fill in the gaps.

Piecemeal is just a well done horror one-shot comic. There’s nothing groundbreaking to it, it’s just done to a solid quality. For those that enjoy the genre, it’s a comic worth checking out and curling up to read. The story and art deliver an atmosphere and mood that brings chills during these cold fall and winter nights.

Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Szymon Kudranski
Color: Szymon Kudranski Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

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ComiXology Has Nine New Digital Comics including New TKO, Magnetic Press, DC Digital First, and Harlequin

There’s nine new digital comics ready for you on comiXology. You can get new releases from TKO Studios, Magnetic Press, Harlequin, and a new DC Digital First! You can get shopping now or check out the individual issues below!

Gunland Vol. 2 #7: Tribe

Written by Captain Artiglio
Art by Captain Artiglio
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Bill “Death” is dead, and now the infamous Wild Bunch is on a rampage across the valley, lead by a ghost. Meanwhile, the Cherub joins The Girl with No Name’s gang, but are his intentions legit…?

Gunland Vol. 2 #7: Tribe

Lonesome Days, Savage Nights

Written by Szymon Kudranski, Steve Niles, Salvatore A. Simeone
Art by Szymon Kudranski
Colored by Szymon Kudranski
Lettered by Thomas Mauer
Edited by Sebastian Girner
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When the one person he cares about is murdered, private detective Stu Manning unleashes the beast he’s kept hidden inside and paints the town red.

Lonesome Days, Savage Nights

Mistress For A Month

Written by Ann Major
Art by Eve Takigawa
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Amelia happens to run into the same gorgeous Frenchman twice. It must be fate! After he asks her on a date, she’s thrilled. But then she sees an article about him in the paper—he’s Count Remy, a famous playboy! She’s doubtful a man so out of her league would ever be interested in her. And it turns out what he’s really after is Amelia’s property. But can she look past his ulterior motive and use this man to teach her how to be a lover?

Mistress For A Month

Pistouvi #4

Written by Merwan
Art by Bertrand Gatignol
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Something is changing. Things arent sparkling like they used to. And suddenly the birds are making sense… The powerful conclusion to this poignant allegorical series.

Pistouvi #4

Poppy’s Passion

Written by Helen Shelton
Art by Atsumi Ryo
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Poppy is a brand-new intern working in the emergency room. She’s in a huge hurry to get to work when she bumps into a man in the corridor. It’s Tom, the man she’s always admired and who is now a skilled surgeon. Poppy wants to impress him, but she keeps making mistake after mistake in front of him. Can she forget this childhood love and focus on her career?

Poppy's Passion

Pregnant By The Boss!

Written by Carol Grace
Art by Tsukiko Kurebayashi
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Claudia has feelings for her boss, Joe. But it’s hard loving a man with such a philandering reputation. Just when she works up the nerve to resign, Joe drops a bombshell on her. He wants her to marry him! She knows he doesn’t love her, but what will the next two weeks hold as she trains her replacement?

Pregnant By The Boss!

The Pull

Written by Steve Orlando
Art by Ricardo López Ortiz
Colored by Triona Farrell
Lettered by Thomas Mauer
Edited by Sebastian Girner
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When the unstoppable cosmic force of the Undoer threatens the existence of Earth itself, disgraced government agent Brenton Demm must shake off a lifetime’s worth of regret and save us all.

The Pull

Redfork

Written by Alex Paknadel
Art by Nil Vendrell
Colored by Giulia Brusco
Lettered by Ryan Ferrier
Edited by Sebastian Girner
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Ex-con Noah McGlade returns to find his hometown decayed by opioid abuse, but he soon discovers an even more sinister horror lurking in the coal mines below town.

Redfork

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #19

Written by Dave Wielgosz
Pencils Jorge Corona
Inks Jorge Corona
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During a heated argument, the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight are ambushed by a cadre of evil Multiversal doppelgangers. It’s Batman versus Superman in this no-holds barred brawl between good and evil!

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #19

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Asylum Press announces a new distribution partnership with LibraryPass’ ComicsPlus

Asylum Press

Asylum Press has announced a new distribution partnership with LibraryPass for its ComicsPlus platform which curates high-interest, immersive digital comics, graphic novels, and manga for K-12, Public, and Academic libraries. Their relationship kicks off with the new graphic novel title, Farmhouse, a thriller written by playwright Elizabeth J. Musgrave and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski.

Farmhouse is the story of a drifter named Sam Corneile who returns home to take a job at a local mental institution where he discovers a group of patients being exploited under an art therapy regimen. While there, he falls for Helen, a feisty but troubled woman who dares him to confront his past. This psychological thriller examines what lurks deep within the human mind, both sane and insane.

Cullen Bunn, Szymon Kudranski, and Marshall Dillon Deliver it Piecemeal at AfterShock

PIECEMEAL

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist & Colorist: Szymon Kudranski
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Szymon Kudranski
$6.99 / 48 pages / Color / On sale 12.09.20

Five high school kids, soon to say goodbye to each other and to the lives they have known, enter the Nightmare House, the source of local legend and superstition. What they discover within the crumbling old house fills them with terror – a human brain, floating in a jar of murky liquid. Soon, the teens find themselves stalked by a vicious killer, a murderer intent on building itself a new body. Piece by piece. 

The first in a new series of prestige format one-shots from AfterShock by the top creative talent the industry has to offer, PIECEMEAL is conceived and written by Cullen Bunn (DARK ARK, KNIGHTS TEMPORAL, BROTHERS DRACUL, WITCH HAMMER) and drawn by Szymon Kudranski (BLACK-EYED KIDS, Spawn, Punisher).

PIECEMEAL

AfterShock Sends Out an S.O.S. with Support Our Shops

Comic shops have been seeing added pressure, challenges, and obstacles over the past three months with COVID-19 and a downturn economy. Publisher AfterShock Comics, has announced the release of Support Our Shops (S.O.S.), a 48-page comic featuring seven stories from top creators, to be distributed at no cost to comic shops through Diamond Comic Distributors.

S.O.S.features from some of the industry’s most celebrated creators emphasizing that fundamentally irreplaceable role played by comic shops in their lives and in the lives of fans. The title includes exclusive stories from Cullen Bunn, Stephanie Phillips, Zac Thompson, Steve Orlando, Jamie McKelvie, Jerry Ordway, and Aaron Douglas, with art from Leila Leiz, Don Kramer, Szymon Kudranski, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt, Gordon Purcell and Cliff Richards, with cover conceived and executed by David Mack.

S.O.S. will be distributed to Diamond’s top-ranked 200 AfterShock accounts, which will each receive 20 free copies (per storefront) with their 6/24 on-sale books. The next 300 highest ranked stores will each receive 10 free copies. Stores not included in this ranking may receive a number of copies upon request or through their AfterShock Ambassador.

AfterShock’s S.O.S. was created so that each comic shop can leverage the title to best suit their individual needs and goals. It can be given away free, used as a purchase incentive, put into the pull boxes of AfterShock readers, or sold directly to consumers at a suggested price to help recoup losses that may have been sustained through pandemic-related closures and events.

Review: Dawn of X Vol. 3

Want to get into Marvel’s X-Men relaunch? They’ve made it easy with Dawn of X collections that package all of the comics of the same number!

Dawn of X Vol. 3 includes the third issue for X-Men, Marauders, Excalibur, New Mutants, X-Force, and Fallen Angels.

Story: Jonathan Hickman, Gerry Duggan, Tini Howard, Ed Brisson, Benjamin Percy, Bryan Edward Hill
Art: Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, Michele Bandini, Elisabetta D’Amico, Marcus To, Flaviano, Joshua Cassara, Szymon Kudranski
Color: Sunny Gho, Federico Blee, Erick Arciniega, Carlos Lopez, Guru-eFX, Frank D’Armata
Letterer: Clayton Cowles, Cory Petit, Travis Lanham, Joe Caramagna, Joe Sabino

Get your copy in comic shops now and bookstores on March 24! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
Kindle/comiXology
TFAW
Zeus Comics

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Review: Dawn of X Vol. 1

Dawn of X is well into the launch and Marvel is bundling issues of the new X-Men line of comics in easy to consumer trades.

Dawn of X Vol. 1 includes first issues of X-Men, Marauders, Excalibur, New Mutants, X-Force, and Fallen Angels. Read reviews of each issue at the links.

Story: Jonathan Hickman, Gerry Duggan, Tini Howard, Ed Brisson, Benjamin Percy, and Bryan Edward Hill
Art: Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, Matteo Lolli, Marcus To, Rod Reis, Joshua Cassara, Szymon Kudranski
Color: Sunny Gho, Federico Blee, Erick Arciniego, Rod Reis, Dean White, Frank D’Armata
Letterer: Clayton Cowles, Cory Petit, Travis Lanham, Joe Caramagna, Joe Sabino

Get your copy in comic shops now and bookstores on February 25! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
Kindle/comiXology
TFAW

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site

Preview: Fallen Angels #4

Fallen Angels #4

(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) David Nakayama
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $3.99

APOTH APPROACHES! PSYLOCKE’S PAST THREATENS HER NEW TEAM!

Psylocke’s past continues to haunt her as she molds her companions into a fighting force… But can they take on the children of Apoth?

Fallen Angels #4
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