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Preview: The Mice Templar V: Night’s End #3

The Mice Templar V: Night’s End #3

Story By: Bryan J.L. Glass
Story By: Michael Avon Oeming
Art By: Victor Santos
Art By: Serena Guerra
Cover By: Victor Santos
Variant Cover By: Michael Avon Oeming
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: MAR150576
Published: June 3, 2015

“TWISTS OF FATE” Long ago, two brothers fought for control of the Templar and plunged the Dark Lands into chaos and tyranny. Now, on the brink of restoration and victory…Karic and Cassius, Leito and Pilot grapple over which noble mouse deserves to wield the sacred Mark of Kuhl-En and lead the final assault on the palace. One will win. One will die. And the hearts of those who survive will be forever changed.

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Preview: The Mice Templar V: Night’s End #2

The Mice Templar V: Night’s End #2

Story By: Bryan J.L. Glass
Story By: Michael Avon Oeming
Art By: Victor Santos
Art By: Serena Guerra
Cover By: Michael Avon Oeming
Price: $5.99
Diamond ID: FEB150617
Published: April 29, 2015

“RUNNING RED” The greatest battle in the history of the Dark Lands continues… Templar, Maeven, Rat, Bat, Cat, Weasel, Owl and Serpent wage war for control of the city…and the very destiny of the Shadow Time!

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Preview: The Mice Templar V: Night’s End #1

The Mice Templar V: Night’s End #1

Story By: Bryan J.L. Glass
Story By: Michael Avon Oeming
Art By: Victor Santos
Art By: Serena Guerra
Cover By: Michael Avon Oeming
Variant Cover By: Victor Santos
Variant Cover By: Chandra Free
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: JAN150606
Published: March 25, 2015

“SIEGE” The restored Templar bring their final battle to the very gates of King Icarus’s stronghold—the fortress city of Dealrach Ard-Vale, where the doomed insurrection of its desperate inhabitants await rescue. But as the armies of salvation go to war without the guidance and leadership of Karic, the heroic young mouse who overcame their generations of prejudice and division, under which banner will they fight? Five Issues. One Night! One glorious, terrifying battle! Where every Legend—Dream, Destiny & Prophecy—will collide for the fate of the world they know! The grand finale of an eight-year creator-owned vision! The two-time Harvey Award-winning series concludes, from the acclaimed creators of Powers, Polar, and Furious!

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Preview: The Mice Templar IV: Legend #14

The Mice Templar IV: Legend #14

Story By: Bryan J.L. Glass
Story By: Michael Avon Oeming
Art By: Victor Santos
Art By: Serena Guerra
Cover By: Michael Avon Oeming
Variant Cover By: Victor Santos
Variant Cover By: Chandra Free
Price: $5.99
Diamond ID: JUL140559
Published: October 15, 2014

“KARIC THE MANY” Possessed by the Red Ant god, Karic’s long-prophesied doom becomes reality as the would-be savior of the mice becomes an instrument of vengeance for the great demon lord Donas the Nathair! On the very brink of restoration, the Templar find themselves trapped between the insatiable hunger of The Many…and the unstoppable insect Guardians of the Dusk and Dawn! PLUS…HAMMER OF THE GODS returns to Image Comics in a three-part story: “HANDS OF THE DWARF” by MICHAEL AVON OEMING and MARK WHEATLEY. The mythical Rattatosk the squirrel that lives in the World Tree provokes a war, and uses the cursed Modi to do it!

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Preview: The Mice Templar IV: Legend #13

The Mice Templar IV: Legend #13

Story By: Bryan J.L. Glass
Story By: Michael Avon Oeming
Art By: Victor Santos
Art By: Serena Guerra
Cover By: Michael Avon Oeming
Variant Cover By: Victor Santos
Variant Cover By: Chandra Free
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: JUN140557
Published: August 27, 2014

“DEFIANCE” The fate of the Mole Goblins is revealed—and are they Karic’s greatest betrayal or one of his darkest tragedies? But while Templar forces regroup against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced, Karic’s family and friends trapped within the walls of the capital city unleash youthful insurrection against the very heart of King Icarus’ stronghold!

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Preview: The Mice Templar IV: Legend #10

The Mice Templar IV: Legend #10

Story By: Bryan J.L. Glass
Art By: Victor Santos
Cover By: Michael Avon Oeming
Variant Cover By: Victor Santos
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAR140580
Published: May 14, 2014

“LIKE A TORCH TO THE KINDLING” Pilot the Tall invokes Death Magic to discover the truth behind Karic’s destiny and what he discovers promises doom to all who follow the noble young mouse. Meanwhile, Karic and Cassius return to the Field of Ruin— Avalon, where the Templar fell—and must prove their loyalty to the assembled remnant, as well as their identity to ravenous cats seeking his legend.

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Preview: Mice Templar IV: Legend #8

Mice Templar IV: Legend #8

Story By: Bryan J. L. Glass
Story By: Michael Avon Oeming
Art By: Victor Santos
Cover By: Michael Avon Oeming
Price: $4.99
Diamond ID: AUG130701
Published: October 30, 2013

“ICARUS THE GOD”
The true madness of King Icarus is revealed as he launches his war against the heavens, forcing the owls of Wotan to defend the Great Ash Tree from the rat horde. But as the sacred Fields of Gold burn, former High Priest Micah unleashes true justice against the corruption of the priestly order!

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Preview: Mice Templar IV: Legend #7

Mice Templar IV: Legend #7

Story By: Bryan J. L. Glass
Story By: Michael Avon Oeming
Art By: Victor Santos
Cover By: Michael Avon Oeming
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUL130530
Published: September 18, 2013

“EYE FOR AN EYE”

In an arena where starving cats battle for the entertainment of the rat army, One-Arm Leito comes face-to-face with the fearsome Captain Tosk!

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Baltimore Comic Con 2013: Bryan Glass Gets Furious

PIC_4844Really this title should be Bryan J.L. Glass gets really animated, but that doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. Bucking the trend of so many panels and sitting behind a table while he pitches things we’ve already seen, an audience of comic fans at Baltimore Comic Con 2013 spent an hour with comic writer Bryan J.L. Glass as he talked about his career and upcoming comic book series with Dark Horse, Furious a comic he’s been working on since 1988. The comic was originally scheduled for the summer of 2014, but Dark Horse was so excited for it, its been pushed up to January 2014 with a teaser story in Dark Horse Presents #31 in December.

To say Bryan was animated and excited was an understatement. At one point he actually tumbled down the center aisle of the room, and sadly I was not quick enough with my camera. He clearly loves what he does and meeting folks at conventions, as he kept up the excitement after the panel at this table in the convention hall. Taking questions from the audience for the vast majority of the hour, Glass went into his new series, how it came about and what we can expect among other topics.

The concept behind Furious is placing a super hero in our real world, well as real as it gets with super heroes. This is the world’s first super hero, and the series deals with how culture, and the media, would respond to this super being among them. Can a hero control their own media and be a beacon of hope and justice? Well, the teasers have shown us that’s probably not going to be the case, as in promotional material we see the character, dubbed Furious by the media, with a bit of blood on her. Glass revealed to the audience that she gets caught red-handed beating the crap out of child molesters, leaving them bloody and bruised. While she wants to be called “Beacon,” the media has different plans after the incident.

FURIO-BALTIMORE-TEASERS-5But, this isn’t just a comic about celebrity culture and the mainstream media. Glass intelligently pits the old versus the new as the blogosphere embraces the hero as bucking the system, something we’ve seen with modern-day “heroes” like Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning.

The story is also a struggle with redemption as Beacon/Furious deals with her own past as well as moving forward with her own super powers. Glass promises a twist, one we talked about in private, and it’s a doozy. This is a multilayered comic that’ll have you going back to the beginning when the twists come forth.

Glass sees the main character as a positive “female affirming” character and he plans on taking on the comic industry’s issues when it comes to women characters, especially main characters. While he promises she will be “strong” that doesn’t mean she’ll be “perfect.” Sounds like a nice rounded character to me.

Joining Glass on art duties is Spanish superstar artist Victor Santos. This hopefully will be Santos’ break-through “American comic” as the artist is already a rockstar in Europe. I got a chance to check out unlettered art and Santos’ work is fantastic with a great vibe for the comic. It’ll be interesting to see how it really matches up once the dialogue is placed and I get a better feel for the story.

At the panel, I asked the writer, why a super hero comic? As he put it, he doesn’t want to be labelled as the “mice with swords” guy for his work on The Mice Templar.

No More Mr. Mice Guy – Bryan J.L. Glass

While he ramps up this new series he’s also ramping down The Mice Templar, which finishes up its initial tale after 7 years. But Glass says, that might not be the end of the series and he has ideas on how to continue it, just maybe not with the same main characters. There’s also been talk of collecting the series into a multi-volume set to celebrate its 10th anniversary which hits in three years.

But, just like Mice Templar, Glass has long-term plans for Furious, hinting the title could refer to more than just the main character we’re introduced to in the first issue. Powered by creators, the series is planned as a multi-volume arc series with story arcs making of 5 to 10 issues each. He doesn’t want to necessarily be chained into an ongoing series as he stated he felt that would lead to weaker issues as he’d have to hit deadlines every month. After the first five issues, he’ll see if the public wants more, and after talking to Bryan for a bit at his booth, my guess is the answer will be yes.

On top of his exciting series he has a Thor comic book coming out. Timed to coincide with the new Thor movie, he was originally hired to do a Thor story by Disney, not Marvel, which would have been a Disney Adventures Magazine. The story went over so well, it’s  being released as a one-shot, so look for Thor: Crown of Fools when it hits shelves in the near future.

Preview: Mice Templar IV: Legend #6

Mice Templar IV: Legend #6

Story By: Bryan J. L. Glass
Story By: Michael Avon Oeming
Art By: Victor Santos
Cover By: Skottie Young
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUN130549
Published: August 21, 2013

“THE HISTORY LESSON” Youthful insurrection grows in the capital. Lady Lorelie makes a desperate bid against the insane “Queen” Alexis to reclaim King Icarus as her own.

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