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Get a First Look at Once & Future #14

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Once & Future #14, continuing a new story arc in the critically acclaimed series from New York Times bestselling writer Kieron Gillen, Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora, colorist Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, about retired monster hunter Bridgette McGuire, her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, and their intrepid ally Rose who protect their nation from legends and myths risen from the grave to battle for dominion over the land. It comes to store shelves on December 16, 2020.

Gran, Duncan and Rose are on a new quest to learn more about Merlin’s plan when they come face-to-face with … the fearsome Green Knight! But if they want to track down the powerful Nimue and stay one step ahead of their enemy, it seems that the unlikeliest member of the trio will need to play this knight’s twisted game… even if it means facing certain death.

Once & Future #14

Get a Look at the New Story Arc in Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora, Tamra Bonvillain, and Ed Dukeshire’s Once & Future #13

BOOM! Studios has revealed today the first look at Once &  Future #13, the launch of a new story arc in the critically acclaimed series from New York Times bestselling writer Kieron Gillen, artist Dan Mora, colorist Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, about retired monster hunter Bridgette McGuire, her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, and their intrepid ally Rose who protect their nation from legends and myths risen from the grave to battle for dominion over the land.

The arrival of Beowulf and Grendel from the legendary Old English poem was an unexpected one, leaving Team Gran to wonder—if Beowulf can be brought to life, what other heroic figures or deadly creatures might get dredged up from the annals of history to wreak havoc and destruction across the country?! 

Meanwhile, in the Otherworld, Merlin is up to his old tricks and crossing over with another story was just the beginning of his plan . . .

Once &  Future #13 will be available for sale on November 18, 2020.

Once &  Future #13

Preview: Once & Future #12

Once & Future #12

(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Dan Mora (C) Tamra Bonvillain
In Shops: Oct 14, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The veil between the Otherworld and the human world is thin, and as the story changes around Duncan and Gran, each foe becomes harder to defeat…and predict. They may be holding the line, but enemies both new and old are closing in fast, and even Gran and Duncan may not be prepared for what’s next!

Once & Future #12

Once & Future #9 Sells Out and Returns With a New Printing

BOOM! Studios has announced that Once & Future #9, from the highly acclaimed original series from New York Times bestselling writer Kieron Gillen, Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora, acclaimed colorist Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, has sold out of the first printing at the distributor level.

Due to overwhelming support from retailers and fans alike, BOOM! Studios is proud to announce the Once & Future #9 Second Printing, featuring cover art by series artists Mora and Bonvillain, arriving in stores on October 28, 2020.

Once & Future #9 follows retired monster hunter Bridgette McGuire, her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, who protect their nation from legends and myths risen from the grave to battle for dominion over their land.

With Merlin—and the magic he wields—back at his side, King Arthur is stronger than ever. Brigette and Duncan continue to fight against Camelot’s dark forces, but when Merlin calls to life another story entirely, will the heroes manage to save the day? Or will they find themselves becoming the villains they’ve sworn to defeat?

Once & Future #9 2nd Printing

Get a First Look at An Unkindness of Ravens #2 by Dan Panosian, Marianna Ignazzi, Fabiana Mascolo, and Mike Fiorentino

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at An Unkindness of Ravens #2, the latest issue in the new five-issue original series from acclaimed comics creator Dan Panosian, rising star artist Marianna Ignazzi, colorist Fabiana Mascolo, and letterer Mike Fiorentino, a supernatural mystery about a group of high schoolers steeped in witchcraft and the town they live in filled with long-hidden secrets and unchecked power. It comes to comic shops on October 28, 2020.

Wilma is being courted by the Ravens, a group of witches who want her to join their coven. But Scarlett, the most popular girl in school, has eyes on Wilma herself, and her motives may not be as genuine as they initially appear…

An Unkindness of Ravens #2 features main cover art by Dan Panosian, as well as variant cover art by Qistina Khalidah, and DANI with colors by Tamra Bonvillain.

An Unkindness of Ravens #2

From Football to Comics, Lance Briggs with writer Kyle Higgins brings The Trap to Kickstarter

The Trap

Former Chicago Bear star linebacker Lance Briggs, writer Kyle Higgins, rising star artist Danilo Beyruth, superstar colorist Tamra Bonvillain, letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and designer Sasha E. Head are creating The Trap, an all-new 120-page sci-fi graphic novel, now funding on Kickstarter.

In The Trap, Jaylen Robinson is a rising sports star from a not-so-great part of the galaxy: Earth. He’s worked hard his whole life. Everyone’s saying that Jaylen is the Next Big Thing for the interstellar sport of the future: surfriding. The future is his. This is his chance. Until it’s not.

Days before a big race, everything changes. Jaylen’s surfrider board needs to be repaired but he doesn’t have the money and he doesn’t have very many options. He’s desperate —  desperate enough to agree to boost the ship belonging to one of Earth’s Interstellar Senators. But when the job goes wrong and Jaylen Robinson accidentally shoots the Senator, his once-promising sports career threatens to succumb to The Trap.

Briggs and Higgins have been working on the story of The Trap for the last year and a half and have assembled an amazing creative team, co-creator and artist Danilo Beyruth, superstar colorist Tamra Bonvillain, letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and designer Sasha E. Head. The Trap will be presented in an oversized, deluxe format hardcover  (8 ¾ x 11 ⅝ ).

The Trap is a fast paced epic about making mistakes and the need for second chances, set in a world where hard work and talent is anything but a guarantee for success.

Review: Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1

DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL GUIDEBOOK #1

I remember “guidebooks” from back in the day. They’d be a lot of text that were more like roleplaying game supplements than comic books. And that’s what I expected with Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1. I was also really wrong about that as well. The Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in is full of standalone stories and tales that shed more light on what has happened. It’s also a perfect guide for those that skipped “Year of the Villain” and want to catch up.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 featured five stories from various creative teams and in between it has one-page guides/sketches that I was expected more of. As with all anthologies, the quality varies in story and art but this is the rare case where everything is at least good if not great. The story subjects, tones, and focus are all different delivering insight into the event.

The main chunk of the comic is made up of the “Fall of Earth”. The story goes into detail exactly what happened. While it skips some of the lead up it’s the perfect read for those who want to know what they missed. In goes into so much detail it spoils the first three issues of Dark Nights: Death Metal as well. It’s the Cliff’s Notes version of the event and when I got to the end, I felt like I had a good grasp as to what was going on and the why. None of it was Earth-shattering (pun intended) but I feel like I have a bit more of a grasp as to what’s going on now.

The other four stories focus on various heroes and villains and where they stand.

Harley Quinn gets a spotlight as she explores the irradiated wastelands and it answers some questions as to what has happened to some villains while raising questions as well. Aquaman is the most intriguing of the stories as it shows a former King subjugated and folded to protect his people. We learn more about Wonder Woman and her jail of villains. The story is the highlight of the comic delivering an emotional punch. Wrapping it up is a story featuring Batman, Jonah Hex, and the Joker Dragon. While the overall story is the weakest of the bunch it also has some key details that will impact the main story. There’s a reason Hex was chosen by Batman and something he must do if things go sideways.

The art is pretty solid all around. The styles vary a bit but none of it varies too much from each other. It’s unique but cohesive at the same time. All of it is good across the board and each has its moments that’ll leave you lingering. With a limited amount of pages to work with, the art is key to tell the story and bring emotion.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 is a one-shot tie-in that really works. While it feels like it should have come out earlier in the event, it does a great job of acting as a starting point for those who missed the first three issues. It answers a lot of questions and also drops some key hints for the main story as well. It’s a spin-off that feels as vital as any main event issue.

Story: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Chip Zdarsky, Becky Cloonan, Vita Ayala, Christopher Priest
Art: Doug Mahnke, Khary Randolph, Becky Cloonan, Dan Panosian, Eduardo Risso
Ink: Jamie Mendoza
Color: David Baron, Emilio Lopez, Tamra Bonvillain, Luis Guerrero, Eduardo Risso
Lettering: Tom Napolitano, Dave Sharpe, Steve Wands, Ferran Delgado, Willie Schubert
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Skottie Young Covers The Ludocrats

Cult favorite The Ludocrats by Kieron Gillen, writer Jim Rossignol, artist Jeff Stokely, and colorist Tamra Bonvillain’s smolders with a hot alternative cover by Skottie Young for the final issue. Look at it smolder! Look at it pout! It urges you to come hither! Step into its boudoir and hold it lovingly!

A collision of the ornate fantasy of Dune paired with Monty Python humor! Baron Otto Von Hades and Professor Hades Zero-K are here, and they’re going to save us all have a nice time.

The Ludocrats #5 Cover A by Stokely (Diamond Code JUL200213) and The Ludocrats #5 Cover B by Skottie Young (Diamond Code JUL208125) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 30.

The Ludocrats #5 Skottie Young Variant

Mirka Andolfo’s Ludocrats #4 Cover is Revealed

Bestselling artist Mirka Andolfo will lend her talents to the upcoming The Ludocrats #4 by Kieron Gillen, writer Jim Rossignol, artist Jeff Stokely, and colorist Tamra Bonvillain’s with a stunning alternate cover. The Ludocrats #4 will be out from Image Comics on Wednesday, August 19.

The Ludocrats #4 is the penultimate issue in the five issue miniseries perfect for fans of Monty Python and absurdist humor.

The Ludocrats #4 Cover A by Stokely (Diamond Code JUN200250) and The Ludocrats #4 Cover B by Mirka Andolfo (Diamond Code JUN208312) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 19.

The Ludocrats #4  Mirka Andolfo cover

The Ludocrats #2 Gets a Greenlight for a Second Printing

Bestselling writer Kieron Gillen, writer Jim Rossignol, artist Jeff Stokely, and colorist Tamra Bonvillain’s The Ludocrats #2 is being fast-tracked to a second printing in order to keep up with increasing demand.

What is it? The series has been previously described as:

In short: The Ludocrats! The aristocrats of ludicrous! A festival of absurdist fantasy and British humor perfect for fans of Good Omens and Monty Python. Baron Otto Von Subertan and Professor Hades Zero-K are here, and they’re going to save us all have a nice time” and that still sounds about right. Except this time it’s “In short: The Ludocrats! The aristocrats of ludicrous! A festival of absurdist fantasy and British humor perfect for fans of Good Omens and Monty Python. Baron Otto Von Subertan and Professor Hades Zero-K are here, and they’re going to save us all have a nice time… with a new cover for this printing by the multiple-Eisner award nominated powerhouses of Ro Stein and Ted Brandt. Fear their majesty! Love it!

Comics!

The Ludocrats #2, second printing (Diamond Code APR208635) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 22.

The Ludocrats #2, second printing cover
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