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Preview: The Cape: Fallen #4

The Cape: Fallen #4

Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella (w) • Zach Howard with Nelson Daniel (a & c)

One by one they were consumed by Darkhole’s violence, until only two remained.

Eric has lost the battle against his personal demons and accepted his role as executioner to anyone he deems a threat. Are his dead father’s words enough to pull his soul back from the Hellfire? Can anything stop this avatar of evil before more lives are lost? Find out in the final chapter of The Cape: Fallen, by the Eisner Award-nominated team of Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard, and Nelson Daniel. Explore your dark side.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Cape: Fallen #4

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Captain Marvel #1

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

Variety – A Venom Sequel Is Officially in the Works – Duh? It was being worked on the moment the first week returns came in and has another 850 million more reasons after.


Talking Comics – The Cape #3
Newsarama –
Captain Marvel #1
Newsarama –
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1
Atomic Junk Shop –
The Furnace
Comic Attack –
The Passing #0
The Outhousers –
Transformers: Lost Light #25
Wolverine: The Long Night #1

Preview: The Cape: Fallen #3 (of 4)

The Cape: Fallen #3 (of 4)

Joe Hill & Jason Ciaramella (w) • Zach Howard with Nelson Daniel (a & c)

Eric’s assault on the LARPers escalates, and each encounter pushes the limits of his twisted imagination. With no cellphone service to call for help, they’re trapped in the woods and at the mercy of a magical madman. Eric has transformed into the apex predator, and he’s hungry for silence. The Cape: Fallen is the sequel to the 2010 Eisner Award-nominated miniseries, crafted by the original creative team of Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard, and Nelson Daniel. Explore your dark side.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Cape: Fallen #3

Preview: The Cape: Fallen #2

The Cape: Fallen #2

Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella (w) • Zach Howard with Nelson Daniel (a & c)

During the original tale told in Joe Hill’s The Cape, our protagonist-turned-antisocial antagonist Eric disappeared for three days as he got comfortable with his new abilities. Where did he go? What did he do? And more importantly, who died during this time? The original creators return to tell a hyper-detailed and hyper-grim story of this oh-so-lost period….

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Joe Hill’s The Cape: Fallen #1

Joe Hill’s The Cape: Fallen #1

Jason Ciaramella (w) • Zach Howard with Nelson Daniel (a & c)

During the original tale told in Joe Hill’s The Cape, our protagonist-turned-antisocial antagonist Eric disappeared for three days as he got comfortable with his new abilities. Where did he go? What did he do? And more importantly, who died during this period? The original creators return to tell a hyper-detailed and hyper-grim story of this oh-so-lost period….

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW Publishing Previews: 9/18/13

Doctor Who Classics #4

Richard Starkings, Paul Cornell, Dan Abnett & others (w) • Lee Sullivan, Gerry Dolan, John Ridgway (a) • Matthew Dow Smith (c)

Doctor Who Classics is back, presenting classic comic strips—many never before reprinted—and in color for the very first time! This issue includes the finale of “Nemesis of the Daleks,” featuring the Seventh Doctor. Also included are “Starway to Heaven” and the first part of “Hunger at the Ends of Time.”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Doctor Who #13

Tony Lee (w) • Mike Collins (a) • Mark Buckingham, photo (c)

The Doctor and Clara cross paths with Oscar Wilde and Calamity Jane in the frontier town of Deadwood as they pay their respects to the recently passed Wild Bill Hickok. But soon they discover the grave is empty and that the town is being plagued by a masked gunman who shoots his victims with nothing but a finger! Join us for the four-part “Dead Man’s Hand”!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Ghostbusters #7

Erik Burnham (w) • Evan “Doc” Shaner (a) Dan Schoening, Alberto Muriel (c)

While Egon Spengler and Roger Baugh are on their journey into the mind of Melnitz, we pick up with Venkman, Stantz, and Kylie Griffin off the eastern coast of Long Island, where they seek out a spectral ship that first sank sometime in the 1860s! And where is Winston in all this? VEGAS, BABY!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Cape Deluxe HC

Joe Hill & Jason Ciaramella (w) • Nelson Daniel & Zach Howard (a) • Daniel (c)

Based on a story by award-winning author Joe Hill, The Cape Deluxe brings both dark, powerful comic book series, The Cape and The Cape: 1969, together into one oversized volume. Also features the original prose story by Joe Hill!

HC • FC • $39.99 • 246 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-672-8

Popeye Classics #14

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

MTV Geek says “Gloriously funny writing and drawing style! Sagendorf comics are great comics!”
 Comic Mix says “Bud Sagendorf’s Popeye was brilliant. The stories were as compelling and entertaining as anything on the stands at the time—and we’re talking about a period that encompassed Carl Barks’ Uncle Scrooge, John Stanley’s Little Lulu, and Shelly Mayer’s Sugar and Spike.”
 Could these guys really be wrong?!

FC • 52 pages • $3.99

Popeye Classics, Vol. 2

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

Re-presenting the classic Popeye comic book series that debuted in 1948 by Bud Sagendorf, the long-time assistant to creator E.C. Segar! Volume 2 contains issues #5–8, with stories such as “Moon Goon,” “Another Day, Another Breakfast,” and many more! Also includes more of Sagendorf’s gloriously funny one-pagers!

HC • FC • $29.99 • 212 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-652-0

Star Trek: The Newspaper Strips, Vol. 2: 1981 – 1983

Sharman DiVono, Larry Niven, Martin Pasko & Gerry Conway (w) • Ron Harris, Padraic Shigetani, Bob Myers, Ernie Colón, Dick Kulpa & Alfredo Alcala (a) Thomas Warkentin (c)

Collecting the second half of the rare daily and Sunday newspaper strips. Ten complete missions from October 26, 1981 through December 3, 1983. Stories by Sharman DiVono, Larry Niven, Martin Pasko, and Gerry Conway; art by Ron Harris, Padraic Shigetani, Bob Myers, Ernie Colón, Dick Kulpa, and Alfredo Alcala. Edited by Dean Mullaney with an introduction by Rich Handley.

HC • FC • $49.99 •  232 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-776-3

Star Trek: Best of Klingons

Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Mike W. Barr (w) • David Messina, Tom Sutton, Ricardo Villigran (a) • Sharp Bros. (c)

Sharpen your bat’leth and prepare for war in this collection of unforgettable Klingon tales from the Star Trek universe. Including the original 4-part DC start to The Original Series as well as the 6-issue “Klingons: Blood Will Tell” series by Scott and David Tipton, this volume is fierce and loyal to the Empire. Heghlu’meH QaQ jajvam!

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 234 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-725-1

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #2

Phil Hester (w) • Andrea Di Vito (a) • Phil Hester (c)

Dynamo’s first day on the job as a T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agent leads to a disastrous encounter with the beautiful, but deadly, Iron Maiden. Guy Gilbert, consummate T.H.U.N.D.E.R. veteran, scrambles to keep the secret base from the attention of warring local clans. What lies behind The Demon’s Smile?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics, Vol. 6

Rick McCollum, Bill Anderson, Paul Jenkins & Rick Arthur (w) • McCollum, Anderson, Arthur & A.C. Farley (a) • Michael Dooney (c)

TMNT Classics Continues! Volume 6 collects issues #42–44, which includes “Turtle Dreams,” “Juliet’s Revenge,” and “Halls of Lost Legends.”

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 132 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-712-1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #3

David & Scott Tipton (w) • Dario Brizuela (a & c)

Things get spooky after Mikey watches a few too many zombie movies! When the people of NYC start acting a little… mindless, it’s up our fun-loving hero to face his fears and save the day! Will his brothers believe Mikey’s seemingly tall tale or will he be forced to face the hordes by himself?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers Regeneration One #0

Simon Furman (w) • Jeff Anderson, Casey W. Coller, Jose Delbo, Nick Roche, Geoff Senior (a) • Andrew Wildman, Guido Guidi (c)

ZERO POINT! Adventure in the time stream, as HOT ROD desperately attempts to identify the rogue elements that are leading him, and the entire CYBERTRONIAN race, inexorably towards the catastrophic end of time itself. What hidden stories do the DEATHBRINGER, BOLTAX, BUSTER WITWICKY, and GALVATRON have to tell, and what—if any—solutions are there? Or is it already too late?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Robots In Disguise, Vol. 4

John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)

Megatron’s back… and CYBERTRON will never be the same. Everything BUMBLEBEE and his AUTOBOTS have built teeters at the edge of collapse—and STARSCREAM has to make the choice his whole life has been leading to. And meet the new PROWL—deadlier than ever, colder then any other AUTOBOT, and ready to end the DECEPTICON threat.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-765-7

The X-Files: Season 10 #4

Joe Harris (w) • Michael Walsh (a) • Carlos Valenzuela, photo (c)

“Believers,” Part 4 of 5: Mulder continues his search for Scully, who has been abducted by the mysterious Deacon. And what happened to Scully’s missing child? Mystery upon mystery sets the stage for the next phase of Mulder and Scully’s lives!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW Publishing Previews – 5/23/12

The Cape

Jason Ciaramella (w) • Zach Howard (a & c)

Every little boy dreams about putting on a cape and soaring up, up, and away… but what if one day that dream were to come true?

Eric was like every other eight-year-old boy, until a tragic accident changed his life forever. The Cape explores the dark side of power, as the adult Eric – a confused and broken man – takes to the skies… and sets out to exact a terrible vengeance on everyone who ever disappointed him.

This critically acclaimed, Eisner-Award nominated story, written by Jason Ciaramella, based on the short story by New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill, with art by Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel, will linger with you long after you turn the last page, and force you to ask yourself the question: “What if?”

HC • FC • $24.99 • 132 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-196-9

G.I. Joe: Cobra #13

Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Fuso x 2 (c)

A NEW ERA BEGINS HERE! The critically-acclaimed COBRA series enters a new era! With the JOEs fragmented, somebody’s got to handle the dirty work. Who will it be? Find out here! When G.I. JOE goes underground, the world will never be the same!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Comic Book History of Comics

Fred Van Lente (w) • Ryan Dunlavey (a & c)

For the first time ever, the inspiring, infuriating, and utterly insane story of comics, graphic novels, and manga is presented in comic book form! The award-winning Action Philosophers team of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey turn their irreverent-but-accurate eye to the stories of Jack Kirby, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Alan Moore, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Fredric Wertham, Roy Lichtenstein, Art Spiegelman, Hergé, Osamu Tezuka — and more! Collects Comic Book Comics #1-6.

TPB • FC • $21.99 • 224 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-197-6

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Vol. 4

Larry Hama (w) • S.L. Gallant (a & c)

The mission has begun: FLINT, LADY JAYE, and HEAVY DUTY take point on a top-secret operation to find an elusive foe that was long-thought dead. Meanwhile, SNAKE EYES, STORM SHADOW and BILLY face the largest threat to the Arashikage clan yet! The continuation of the original A REAL AMERICAN HERO story line brings more danger, battles, and surprises from long time G.I. JOE scribe Larry Hama.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-202-7

Godzilla #1

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Simon Gane (a) • Art Adams, Tony Harris (c)

Godzilla is back… in an all-new ongoing series! Duane Swierczynski and Simon Gane launch this ultimate action-movie blockbuster, ushering in a new era of monster battles. Ex-special forces tough-guy Boxer is a man with a grudge and vows to end the terror of Godzilla, no matter what. He assembles a top notch team to take down monster-sized threats… at $7 billion a bounty. What starts as a vendetta could become a lucrative business for Boxer… if he can live past day one!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Smoke and Mirrors #3 (of 5)

Mike Costa & Jon Armstrong (w) Ryan Browne (w) Browne, Francesco Francavilla (c)

MAGIC IS REAL—BUT SLEIGHT OF HAND IS KING! Stage magician Terry Ward makes his way in a world of sorcery using only his skills and his wits! But will that prove to me enough when the dangers of the world start compounding?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

TRANSFORMERS: Autocracy #10

Chris Metzen, Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a)

12 CHAPTER DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE SERIES! MEGATRON victorious! All hope seems lost, as the DECEPTICONS tighten their grip! The shattered remnants of the Autobots struggle valiantly—but their chances seem slim. If ever CYBERTRON needed a hero, the time is now!

TRANSFORMERS: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #5

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Nick Roche (c)

TERROR BEYOND THE STARS! The dark secret at the heart of Delphi is revealed as Ratchet’s world starts to fall apart. Time is running out for the Autobot’s Chief Medical Officer and his band of followers, who must confront an enemy that literally cannot be reckoned with. Warning: not everyone will make it out alive!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

True Blood #1

Ann Nocenti & Michael McMillian (w) • Michael Gaydos (a) • Tim Bradstreet, photo (c)

Alan Ball’s hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creatures, returns as an ongoing series! With creative collaboration from TRUE BLOOD creator/writer/producer Alan Ball, this series features writers Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Green Arrow) and Michael McMillian, with art by Michael Gaydos (Alias).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Comic Book (sort of) Weekly Reviews – 2/29/12

That’s two weeks down… catching up!

Astonishing X-Men #47 – A rather complicated ending that doesn’t quite satisfy as it should and if one more storyline with this series involves Ghost Boxes….

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

the Avengers #23 – Osborn and the President negotiate as Osborn tortures the Avengers.  It’s a solid storyline going between the two series.  Well worth the read and the art is pretty cool too.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8 Overall: 8.25

the Bionic Man #7 – Col. Austin deals with the world he left behind while he also learns the truth as to what he’s up against.  I was never a fan of the television series, but the comic has hooked me, so good.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

The Cape #4 – Such a great series.  I want to see more this…. please!

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

FF #15 – We get to see the other side of the fight with the Mad Celestials and the Power Pack is involved… yay!  The dual stories is interesting and the two series work well together.  The art is improved too, but not quite the quality we have seen in the past.

Story: 7.75 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.75

Green Hornet #22 – Some other costumed fighters hit the Green Hornet’s city in a story that focuses nicely on the side kicks.  The series continues it’s quality.  WAY better than the craptastic movie.

Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75

Justice League #6 – This was supposed to hook people?  The fight ended too quickly.  The solution too simple.  Like a big budget movie, all flash and little substance.

Story: 6.5 Art: 8 Overall: 6.75

Moon Knight #10 – The series is wrapping up and definitely feels a bit rushed because of that, but that’s some pretty big ripples caused by it.  We’ll see if there’s impact after this series ends.

Story: 8 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8

The New Avengers #22 – Wait, what!?  Double agents. Triple agents.  Does anyone just play on one team anymore!?  The war with Osborn gets even bigger as all sorts of hell breaks loose.

Story: 8 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro-Series Donatello – These one-shots have been great as they flesh out the individual characters more, and also tie into the main series.  I’m loving all the TMNT that IDW delivers.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

The Twelve #10 – Well, things certanly turned weird.  Not sure what to think really, just such a bizarre turn.

Story: 7 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7

Ultimate Comics the Ultimates #7 – The Ultimates face threats on two fronts, but can they take care of both at the same time?  The series is turning into a game of chance as the stakes are raised.

Story: 7.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 7.5

Ultimate Comics X-Men #8 – The huge issues of the last seven issues are shoved to the side as this issue ties into the evens of the Ultimates.  No idea what’s real and what’s fake in this issue and the fact it keeps me on my toes is impressive.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

Venom #13.4 – Well, the ending of this issue was original at least and had a semi-cool image.  When did Drum stop being the Sorcerer Supreme!?  The story just doesn’t fit the Venom series… can’t wait for it to be over.

Story:6.75 Art: 7 Overall: 6.75

The Walking Dead #94 – Kirman’s series has hit that slow period just before all hell breaks loose.  But it’s still the quality you’d expect.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

IDW Publishing Previews – 2/29/12

G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation #2

John Barber (w) • Salvador Navarro (a & c)

The origin of Roadblock! While Roadblock is in a deadly race against time to rescue a childhood friend from the clutches of the enemy, we learn the secrets that shaped the Joe’s heavy ordinance officer. Meanwhile—Snake Eyes is in hot pursuit, and he’s not taking any prisoners.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Annual #1

Larry Hama (w) • Ron Frenz, Ron Wagner, Herb Trimpe, Sal Buscema (a) • Ron Frenz & Sal Buscema, Larry Hama (c)

In this special 40-page story, G.I. Joe is on the trail of a rogue unit of Crimson Guardsmen. But the Joes aren’t the only ones hunting down the renegade threat: Zartan and his Dreadnoks have been sent by COBRA to handle the situation. This could get ugly for the Joes! Written by Larry Hama, drawn by three classic artists, and inked by the legendary Sal Buscema, this is a G.I. Joe story you can’t miss!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Infestation 2 Team-Up one-shot

Chris Ryall (w) • Alan Robinson (a) • Eric Powell, Bill Morrison (c)

A special Leap Year 5th-week release! Bat Boy meets up at a bar with Groom Lake’s Archibald to drunkenly discuss event comics like Infes2ation! Eric Powell and Bill Morrison provide covers! The Weekly World News creative team of Ryall & Robinson reunite here! What more do we have to say, people?! Celebrate February 29 in pointy-eared style!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek #6

Mike Johnson (w) • Joe Corroney (a) • Tim Bradstreet (c)

It’s the stunning conclusion of OPERATION: ANNIHILATE! The events of the new timeline unfold in shocking ways as Kirk reunites with his estranged brother to save a colony from extinction. STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci oversees this story that continues the lead-up to the much-anticipated film sequel!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro-Series #3: Donatello

Brian Lynch (w)  Valerio Schiti (a)  David Petersen, Schiti (c)

The “brains” of the Turtles steps out on his own in this unique tale! Intrigued by a cutting-edge science fair, Donatello goes incognito in public to get his fill of the latest tech. Little does he know that the fair is hosted by none other than Baxter Stockman—and he’s holding a competition to see who can create the best gizmo to find the Turtles first! It’s up to Don to out-geek the geeks, all while keeping his cover! Don’t miss this awesome, fun-filled adventure!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE Yearbook  

Larry Hama (w) • Herb Trimpe, Tony Salmons, Ron Wagner, Mike Zeck, and Dennis Janke (a) • Mike Zeck (c)

This volume collects all four of the action packed G.I. Joe Yearbooks. Re-caps of important story lines, character profiles, and new stories were presented in these yearly comics that were published from 1985–1988. It also includes cover galleries and pin–ups by G.I. JOE cover artist Mike Zeck.

TPB · FC · $24.99 · 264 pages · ISBN 978-1-61377-121-1

Magic: The Gathering #2 (of 4)

Matt Forbeck (w) • Martín Cóccolo (a) • Karl Kopinski (c)

Get ready, Magic: The Gathering fans, there’s a new Planeswalker in town! On the trail of the person who destroyed his town, Dack Fayden must travel to Innistrad, a plane of savage monsters, strange transformations and sinister magic. Naturally, Dack immediately gets caught up in a vampire attack at a secluded inn.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Cape #4 (of 4)

Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella (w) • Zach Howard (a) • Howard, Nelson Daniel (c)

What pushes someone to hurt the people they love?  Eric has shown us that his capacity for evil is limitless, but is something else to blame? Find out as Eric confronts Nicky in the final chapter of the critically acclaimed miniseries, The Cape, by the Eisner-nominated creative team of Jason Ciaramella, Joe Hill, Zach Howard, and Nelson Daniel. Explore your dark side.

Transformers: Autocracy #4

Pick of the Week – The Walking Dead #94

Just when you think Kirkman can’t come up with anything new, he does something that throws you for a loop when it comes to The Walking Dead.  Of course there’s other survivors, but what is this new world they’re promising and why does it seem too good to be true?  It’s been years of surviving up to this point with lots of false starts as to the rebuilding of society, but it looks like we might be moving onto a new phase of the series and seeing what that rebuilding looks like.

  • The Walking Dead #94 – see above.
  • PIGS #6 – The brilliant series about KGB agents on a mission continues as the team is tasked with killing a prison inmate.  I’ve read the issue, it’s awesome.
  • Ultimate Comics X-Men #8 – The fact that I’m loving the Ultimate universe more than the 616 Marvel says everything.
  • Ralph Wiggum #1 – I could watch an entire show featuring Ralph.  A comic featuring him is a no-brainer.
  • The Cape #4 – The series is twisted and fun, but right now it’s balancing between psychological thriller and silly super hero mass killing camp.  Here’s hoping it sticks to the former.


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