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Preview: Cryptozoic Man Vol. 1: Decapitation Strike

Cryptozoic Man Vol 1: Decapitation Strike

Bryan Johnson, Walter Flanagan (w)
Walter Flanagan (a/c)
FC • 112+ pages • $17.99 • Teen+

From the minds of Bryan Johnson and Walter Flanagan, stars of AMC’s hit television show, Comic Book Men! Shortly after Alan Ostman’s daughter goes missing on a family camping trip, he finds himself living life on the fringes. After a particularly rough night, an industrialist interested in Alan’s research focusing on the “alternative sciences” bails him out of jail and offers Alan a job. Think your boss is bad? At least they’re (probably) not a leather pig-mask wearing, inter-dimensional miscreant bent on having a race of malignant beasts exterminate the world’s best known cryptids and destroy the entire universe in the process. Does humanity have a shot? A mythical society of Gray aliens didn’t create Cryptozoic Man for nothing!

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Preview: Cryptozoic Man #3 (of 4)

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #3 (of 4)

Bryan Johnson, Walter Flanagan (story)
Bryan Johnson (script)
Walter Flanagan (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The “Hostiles” have crashed the party commonly referred to as “life on earth” giving humanity about, oh, sixty seconds to live. Dr. Alan Ostman discovers that after the Hostiles breech, that not only have both Heaven and Hell been deserted, but the world’s legendary cryptids which function as portals to alternate dimensions are being murdered at an alarming rate. Cryptozoic Man steps in to repel the demonic hordes, but not everything is as it seems and mankind’s fate rests on an unthinkable sacrifice.

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Preview: Cryptozoic Man #2 (of 4)

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #2 (of 4)

Walter Flanagan, Bryan Johnson (story) Bryan Johnson (script)
Walter Flanagan and Chris Ivy (a)
Walter Flanagan and Wayne Jansen (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

After landing in jail, Jack Gimlin is bailed out by a mysterious industrialist who offers him the job of a lifetime…tracking and trapping the world’s most famous cryptids, who also happen to be portals to alternate dimensions. Meanwhile, the fur flies when Cryptozoic Man learns the fate of a loved one during a cosmic tea party.

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Preview: Cryptozoic Man #1 (of 4)

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (of 4)

Walter Flanagan, Bryan Johnson (story)
Bryan Johnson (script)
Walter Flanagan (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE: Walter Flanagan “negative effect art” retailer incentive cover.

From Walt Flanagan & Bryan Johnson of AMC TV’s “Comic Book Men” comes “Cryptozoic Man”! Alan Ostman, a middle-aged husband/father, sees his life quickly unravel when his daughter goes missing on a camping trip in the Pacific Northwest…Bigfoot country. After gray aliens abduct him from a roadside bar, he learns that the fate of the world is dependent on trapping the world’s most legendary cryptids…not to mention defeating a psychopath in a pig-shaped leather bondage mask. Alan knows he has his work cut out for him. The storyline revolving around this four issue series will be revisited in Comic Book Men Season III.

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Pick(s) of the Week: Coffin Hill #1 and so many more….

COFFIN_Cv1_REV_823iqzml0v_Coffin Hill stars Eve Coffin, a rebellious, teenage lowlife from a high-society family with a curse that goes back to the Salem Witch trials.

Following a night of sex, drugs and witchcraft in the woods, Eve wakes up naked, covered in blood and unable to remember how she got there. One friend is missing, one is in a mental ward—and one knows that Eve is responsible.

After a stint as a Boston cop that ends in a bullet wound and unintended celebrity, Eve returns to Coffin Hill, only to discover the darkness that she unleashed ten years ago in the woods was never contained. It continues to seep through the town, cursing the soul of this sleepy Massachusetts hollow, spilling secrets and enacting its revenge.

Set against the haunted backdrop of New England, Coffin Hill explores what people will do for power and retribution. Noted novelist Caitlin Kittredge, author of the Black London series, brings a smart, mesmerizing style to comics. Artist Inaki Miranda brings his dynamic storytelling to Coffin Hill, following an acclaimed run on Fairest.

Andrew:

Top Pick: Coffin Hill #1 (Vertigo) – Witches are back. FX has American Horror Story: Coven, Lifetime has The Witches of East End, now Vertigo has Coffin Hill. I’m going to check out all three (yes, even the Lifetime show).

Batman #24 (DC Comics) – I THINK this book signals the end of the one-off villain origin issues. ‘Bout time. Looking forward to getting back to Zero Year.

Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol #4 (Titan Comics) – I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, dinosaurs and a machine gun toting Albert Einstein, how are you not reading this?

Cryptozoic Man #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Comic Book Men‘s debut series. It’ll be interesting to see what comes out when lifelong comic fans become creators instead of consumers.

Star Wars #10 (Dark Horse) – Brian Wood kills it monthly with this series. It reminds me of the original Star Wars trilogy of my childhood.

Brett:

Top Pick: Coffin Hill #1 (Vertigo) – Did you not read the description above? Vertigo is seeing a second (or is it third or fourth?) renaissance with amazing releases that have consistently entertained.

Death Sentence #1 (Titan Comics) – You can read my review here. The first issue knocks it out of the park.

Molly Danger Book 1 (Action Lab Entertainment) – Expect a review later today. Jamal Igle’s Kickstarted series is everything I hoped it would be… and that’s fun!

Rocket Girl #1 (Image Comics) – A teenage cop from a high-tech future is sent back in time to 1986 New York City. Sold.

Superman/Wonder Woman #1 (DC Comics) – The series sounds intriguing and a lot of what’s been said about the series has me wanting to check it out. Writer Charles Soule is talented and proven he can breathe life into series that shouldn’t work, so crossing my fingers.

TPB/Graphic Novel of the Week: Battling Boy Vol. 1 (First Second) – Expect a review this week, but this new series by Paul Pope is amazing.

Scott:

Top Pick: Batman #24 (DC Comics) – It’s been a long month away from the regular DC titles, and I can’t wait to jump back in to Zero Year. Plus, this issue is double the size of a normal book, and while that does mean double the price, it also means double the fun.

Afterlife with Archie #1 (Archie Comics) – I never, ever thought I’d be interested in reading an Archie comic, but thanks to the involvement of Francesco Francavilla on interiors, I decided to give it a look. I’m glad I did, and you will be too.

Rocket Girl #1 (Image Comics) – I don’t know a whole lot about this series, but anything sci-fi is intriguing to me, and Amy Reeder is a brilliant artist that I’m happy to see working on an ongoing comic.

TPB/Graphic Novel of the Week: Lazarus Vol. 1 (Image Comics) – Unsurprisingly, one of the most vital and engaging new series in 2013 comes from two of the best creators working in comics, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark. Do yourself a favor and pick up this first volume so that you’ll be ready to jump in when it returns from hiatus.

Did We Get a New Dynamite Comic Announcement on TV?

This week’s episode of Comic Book Men had the comic shop clerks creating a new comic The Cryptozoic Man. They then pitch their idea to Dynamite, a Jersey located publisher. At the end of the episode Dynamite’s Nick Barrucci approves the comic for a five issue run.

Did we just see a comic book series get announced on TV? I went through some searches and see no mention of the new comic anywhere. So, consider this news and expect a new Dynamite series!

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