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Review: Luke Cage Noir

Luke Cage Noir

The first time I heard about Chester Himes was not in a bookstore but in the movies. When most kids were only into climbing the high school hierarchy or finding themselves I was a fan of cinema. To give you an idea of how much a cinephile I was, I used to read Premiere magazine religiously when it was in publication strictly because I loved movies and everything about them. One of those movies that I watched in high school was A Rage In Harlem.

The movie revolved around a gangster’s moll (Robin Givens) who flees to Harlem with a trunk of gold and has every greedy hand looking for her. I was completely enthralled with the movie, and that is when I found out that it was based on a book by Chester Himes. That lead me to rest of his books. This story gave me and the rest of its audience a view of the world during that time which involved people that looked like me. In Luke Cage Noir we get a different look at the titular character one that thrives in the Jazz Age.

We meet Luke, shortly after he gets out of jail , as he returns to Harlem , with the world fully aware of his powers, he reaches out to old friend ,Stryker, and gets hired by a rich businessman to find out who killed his wife in Harlem.  Which leads Cage to his old nemesis, Tombstone, and to his old moll, Josephine, who faked her ow death and has been in hiding since he went to jail. As he digs deeper into why Josephine went into hiding and who killed the rich man’s wife, he finds out that old cohort and his nemesis have plenty to hide ad were looking to double cross him. By book’s end, the motive behind the rich man’s wife was that her pregnancy would have exposed a deep secret, one that is both shocking and speaks to today’s issues.

Overall, an exciting comic which very much lives in that age. It’s further amplified with the echoes of Walter Mosley’s Devil In A Blue Dress. The story by Mike Benson and Adam Glass is entertaining, action packed and seeping with intrigue. The art by Shawn Martinborough and Tim Bradstreet is captivating. Altogether, a story that the reader will have the reader searching for Donald Goines and Chester Himes in their local bookstore.

Story: Mike Benson and Adam Glass
Art: Shawn Martinborough and Tim Bradstreet
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

AfterShock Announces Shock Vol. 2 featuring R.L. Stine, Garth Ennis, Cullen Bunn, Marguerite Benett, Jamal Igle and more!

SHOCK Vol 2

Writers: R.L. Stine, Garth Ennis, Cullen Bunn, Marguerite Bennett & others
Artists: Russ Braun, Francesco Francavilla, Juan Doe, Sam Kieth & others
Cover: Tim Bradstreet
$34.99 / 160 pages / FULL COLOR / On sale 06.26.19

The highly anticipated follow up to the widely successful first volume of the SHOCK anthology, this oversized second volume continues to push boundaries and mix genres, inviting today’s top creative talent of both comics and prose to craft tales of the fantastic, the horrific and the bizarre.

This handsome hardcover features the talents of Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine, Garth Ennis, Cullen Bunn, Russ Braun, Marguerite Bennett, Juan Doe, Jill Thompson, Sam Kieth, Aaron Douglas, Cliff Richards, Jim Starlin, Larry Stroman, Jamal Igle, Ray Fawkes, Joe Pruett, Kevin J. Anderson, Steve Rasnic Tem, Andrei Bressan, Tony Harris, Francesco Francavilla, Darko Macan, Don Handsfield, Phil Hester, Supernatural show runner Andrew Dabb and more – with outstanding Cover art by Timothy Bradstreet!

Conceived and edited by AfterShock Publisher and Chief Creative Officer, Joe Pruett, the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award nominated editor of the classic Negative Burn anthology series.

Marvel Reveals More Marvel Legacy Covers

A bit ago we showed off some of the homage covers Marvel will be releasing as part of their Marvel Legacy. Check out a new round of them below.

  • U.S.Avengers: Christian Ward
  • Hawkeye: Greg Smallwood
  • Jessica Jones: Daniel Mora
  • Champions: Daniel Mora
  • Spider-Man: Giuseppe Camuncoli
  • Guardians: Ron Lim
  • Avengers: Mike Allred
  • Cable: Rob Liefeld
  • The Despicable Deadpool: Salvador Espin
  • Moon Knight: Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Punisher: Tim Bradstreet
  • Royals: Juan Doe

Aftershock Announces Pestilence from Frank Tieri and Oleg Okunev

Aftershock Comics has announced another brand new series from creator Frank Tieri and art by Oleg Okunev. Pestilence takes place in the late 14th Century, and a Great Pestilence—the “Black Death”— is sweeping across Europe, killing over 100 million people. BUT, what if history as we know it was a lie? What if, in reality, this was no straightforward plague, but the FIRST non-recorded Zombie Infestation of man? Ex-Crusader Roderick Helms and his fellow “black ops” agents the Church, Fiat Lux, must seek out the cause of this undead outbreak and vanquish it before mankind ceases to exist!

The comic features colors by Rob Schwager and covers by Tim Bradstreet and a variant by Szymon Kudranski.

 

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Right on Target – A First Look at Bullseye #1!

This February, the world’s deadliest assassin is back on the board and back in business. Marvel has released a new look inside Bullseye #1 – the new 5-issue limited series from creators Ed Brisson and Guillermo Sanna! He’s been out of commission for a while, but it’s time to show the world that they should still fear Bullseye. He’s beaten Daredevil, Elektra, the Punisher, and more. But that was just business. This? This is for pleasure. So what does the world’s greatest assassin do for fun? From the mean streets of New York City to the jungles of South America – Bullseye is going to do what he does best. Hit the targets and make sure they don’t get back up.

Plus – in addition to a full length adventure, legendary writer & Bullseye co-creator Marv Wolfman returns for a can’t-miss Bullseye back-up alongside artist Alec Morgan! What does Bullseye want with the Mafia’s most sensitive information? What lengths will he go to in order to get it?

Shoot first. Ask questions later. Featuring covers by Dave Johnson, Bill Sienkiewicz, Chris Stevens, Marco Checchetto, John Tyler Christopher, Tim Bradstreet, and Skottie Young.

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Preview: The Hangman #4

THE HANGMAN #4

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Felix Ruiz, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover: Tim Bradstreet
Variant Cover: Greg Smallwood
On Sale Date: 10/26
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

“Damned, Part 4” Mike Minetta has not been the Hangman long but he already faces the hardest decision any Hangman has ever had to make—let his family die… or save them and defy the will of Heaven and Hell itself!

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Preview: Star Trek: 50th Anniversary Cover Celebration

Star Trek: 50th Anniversary Cover Celebration

Mike Johnson (intro) • Tim Bradstreet, J.K. Woodward, Tony Shasteen, David Messina, Rachel Stott, and more! (a) • Tony Shasteen (c)

In celebration of 50 years of STAR TREK, a collection of the greatest TREK covers from across the galaxy! From Kirk to Klingons, Bones to Borg, it’s all here!

FC • 52 pages • $7.99

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Locked and Loaded – Your New Look at The Punisher #1!

The one man war on crime is reforged, reloaded and reenergized this April! Frank Castle is back to wreak havoc on the underworld of the Marvel Universe once more in The Punisher #1! Rising star writer Becky Cloonan teams with legendary Punisher artist Steve Dillon for a new take and a new beginning for Frank – and a violent ending for all those standing in his way!

A by-the-numbers drug bust is about to take Frank Castle by surprise – and he HATES surprises. There’s a new drug hitting the streets. One that has the ability to create unstable super soldiers. As the threads begin to pull loose, the man behind the drug’s startling connection to The Punisher is revealed. An old associate from Frank’s military days has resurfaced. But as he follows the trail of drugs and bodies deeper and deeper into the Northeast’s heart of darkness – has Frank Castle truly met his match?

Mobsters, villains and drug runners beware – Frank Castle is back…and he’s coming for you. Be there for the new beginning as Cloonan and Dillon take Frank Castle out of his comfort zone and to the edge of the world he thought he knew!

THE PUNISHER #1 (MAR160728)
Written by BECKY CLOONAN
Art by STEVE DILLON
Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY
Variant Covers by ALEX MALEEV (MAR160731)
SKOTTIE YOUNG (MAR160732), JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAR160730)
Hip-Hop Variant by TIM BRADSTREET (MAR160729)
Age of Apocalypse Variant by CHRIS STEVENS (MAR160733)
Black Panther 50th Anniversary Variant by PHIL NOTO (MAR160734)
Captain America 75th Anniversary Variant by JOHN CASSADAY (MAR160735)
FOC – 04/11/16, On-Sale – 05/04/15

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Preview: The Hangman #3

THE HANGMAN #3

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Felix Ruiz, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
The Hangman #3 CVR A Reg: Tim Bradstreet
The Hangman #3 CVR B Variant: Peter G. Krause
On Sale Date: 3/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

“Damned, Part 3” From the very depths of Hell… a new Hangman arises! Can this newest incarnation of the urban legend do what it takes to save his soul—or will be walk the Earth forever unredeemed? He will if the demon Azmodeus has anything to say about it!

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Preview: The Hangman #2

THE HANGMAN #2

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Felix Ruiz, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
Cover: Tim Bradstreet
Variant Cover: Mike Huddleston
On Sale Date: 1/20
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Join us as we embark on the highway to Hell—and a meet and greet with its overlord, the devil himself! Who will be the one ultimately taking this horrifying trip? Find out as we learn the truth about who and what the Hangman actually is… and the shocking legacy that accompanies him.

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