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Christopher Priest Explores Vampirella’s Year One

In July 2019, the boundary-breaking and acclaimed Christopher Priest kicked off Vampirella’s 50th anniversary celebration. Now, three years later the next chapter begins – by going back to the beginning! Vampirella: Year One debuts this summer.

This limited event series is not only an exploration of the Daughter of Drakulon’s earliest days, but also a follow up to the explosive conclusion of Vampirella / Dracula: Unholy. Our vampiress is now wanted for murder, with every demon, vampire, whack-job zealout, reporter, and law enforcement officer on Earth hunting for her. As she takes refuge hidden away, Vampirella begins to recall and question how and why she came to this planet in the first place.

Artist Giovanni Timpano returns to illustrate the present-set framing sequences. For the core tale, Priest is reunited with Ergün Gündüz after the pair started the whole run back on Free Comic Book Day 2019. Letterer Willie Schubert continues to contribute as well. Together, the creative team is overhauling and expanding the classic origin story from Forrest J. Ackerman and Tom Sutton that originally amounted to just a handful of pages.

Travel to the scenic, exotic sites of Drakulon, and then back in time to 1960s New York City, where Vampi finds herself grappling with depression and intense loneliness as she attempts to build a new life.

Through the series she will meet her first friends like the fan-favorites Pantha and Pendragon, as well as her first enemies. She’ll also be navigating the turn of the decade amidst one of America’s most turbulent periods. Grab your go-go boots, Afro Sheen, and love beads!

A legion of unparalleled artists contribute covers to further solidify the history-making nature of this benchmark saga. Collette Turner is here, adding to her stunning pieces from Priest’s Draculina title. Lucio Parrillo continues his covers. Guillem March returns, as he helped kick this whole Priest era off too. Derrick Chew and Joseph Michael Linsner depict a young Vampirella that fans have rarely ever seen. Rachel Hollon makes history as the first cosplay cover with the white costume. And a limited incentive cover features the jaw-dropping pencils of Kevin Nowlan.

Vampirella: Year One #1 arrives in July.

Review: Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

Today’s generation of Star Trek fans are much fortunate in many ways. Technology has lot to do with it, as they have ways to connect with other fans around the world without ever meeting them. Streaming plays a large part in that as well , as they can watch several series within the franchise and at least two new shows before the year ends.

The one thing that just about every series has touched except for ST:TNG, is the Mirror Universe. As Discovery’s first season went right into making multiple visits over its 4 season run. My favorite was Enterprise’s adventure into that dark abyss, even changing the their theme song, into something ominous. In a story that has not seen publication in 30 years, we find the crew of the Enterprise shortly after the events of Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, facing evil versions of themselves in Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga.

We find Spock still recovering from the events of Star Trek III, as his friends visit him, he still has trouble remembering exactly who they are. As Kirk, still reeling from the death of his son, appreciates the peace but something is wrong in the universe, as the Enterprise has just destroyed the research station where his ex-wife and the mother of his son as this crew is from the Mirror Universe. They wreak havoc across the fleet, wrecking the USS Courageous, but not before they run into the heroes we know, as a standoff between the counterparts, leads to some intense stare downs., where the good counterparts get captured. They would soon break free from their captors, and Kirk would find an ally onboard this version of the Enterprise, from his last adventure in the Mirror Universe, Marlena, who knows how beat this crew., taking control of the ship while their Mirror Universe counterparts hijack the the Excelsior and the Klingon Bird Of Prey they took during Search For Spock. While the evil version of Spock returns to Vulcan and gets into a fierce mind meld with the newly reborn Spock. Our heroes hatch a plan to enter the Mirror Universe and exact revenge on the invaders, but their plan fails, when their true identities are be found out, causing the crew to seek help from an unlikely ally in this universe, the Klingons. By the book’s end, they restore everything in order, and Kirk and Spock get their own commands.

Overall, Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga is an action packed story, which is worthy of being a movie. The story by Barr is exciting. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, one of the best stories to come from original DC Comics run of Star Trek.

Story: Mike W. Barr Art: Tom Sutton, Ricardo Villagrãn
Color: Julianna Ferriter Letterer: John Costanza, Janice Chiang, Carrie Spiegle
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

(W) Mike W. Barr (A) Tom Sutton, Ricardo Villagran (CA) J. K. Woodward
In Shops: Mar 16, 2022
SRP: $24.99

Picking up where Star Trek III: The Search for Spock left off, Admiral Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise face off with evil versions of themselves in the fan-favorite Mirror Universe!

Admiral Kirk and his crew must battle against a very familiar foe, as forces from the Empire have crossed an interdimensional breach to wreak havoc in Federation space. While deception and desperation unfold as the Empire tries to conquer another universe, it will take all the experience of Kirk, Spock, and the crew of the Enterprise to fend off the coming invasion and save the Federation!

Originally published by DC Comics in Star Trek issues #9-16 from December 1984 to July 1985, this collection presents the fan-favorite Mirror Universe story for the first time in almost 30 years!

Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

Preview: Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

(W) Mike W. Barr (A) Tom Sutton, Ricardo Villagran (CA) J. K. Woodward
In Shops: Mar 16, 2022
SRP: $24.99

Picking up where Star Trek III: The Search for Spock left off, Admiral Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise face off with evil versions of themselves in the fan-favorite Mirror Universe!

Admiral Kirk and his crew must battle against a very familiar foe, as forces from the Empire have crossed an interdimensional breach to wreak havoc in Federation space. While deception and desperation unfold as the Empire tries to conquer another universe, it will take all the experience of Kirk, Spock, and the crew of the Enterprise to fend off the coming invasion and save the Federation!

Originally published by DC Comics in Star Trek issues #9-16 from December 1984 to July 1985, this collection presents the fan-favorite Mirror Universe story for the first time in almost 30 years!

Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

Preview: Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Edition

Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Edition

writer: Forrest J. Ackerman, Don Glut, Nicola Cuti
artists: Frank Frazetta, Tom Sutton, Billy Graham, Reed Crandall, Neal Adams, Mike Royer, Tony Tallarico, Ernie Colon
cover: Frank Frazetta
FC | 66 pages | Horror | $6.99 | Teen +

This special reprint includes every story and even advertisements exactly as they looked half a century ago! An essential part of a Vampirella collection, and far cheaper than an original!

Warren’s sharp-eyed editors assembled the best talents across the world to write and draw timeless stories. This first issue features a diverse range of masters including Neal Adams (Batman, Green Lantern), Reed Crandall (Blackhawk, EC Comics), longtime Jack Kirby inker Mike Royer and other greats Tom Sutton, Ernie Colon & Tony Tallarico. All under an unforgettable cover by Frank Frazetta.

Check out the Vampirella Archive HC series for more Warren Era Vampirella!

Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Edition

Review: The Incredible Hulk Epic Collection Vol. 3 The Leader Lives

Hulk Smash… through the late 1960s. The Incredible Hulk Epic Collection Vol. 3 The Leader Lives, takes us through 1967 to 1969 and collects Tales of Astonish #97-101, Incredible Hulk #102-117 and Annual #1, and Not Brand Echh #9.

The comics include the talent of Stan Lee, Gary Friedrich, Roy Thomas, Bill Everett, Archie Goodwin, Marie Severin, Herb Trimpe, Frank Giacoia, Dan Adkins, George Tuska, Syd Shores, John Severin, John Tartaglione, Tom Sutton, Art Simek, Sam Rosen, Gaspar Saladino, and Irving Watanabe.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores November 13. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology
TFAW

 

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Preview: Planet of the Apes Archive Vol. 4: Evolution’s Nightmare HC

Planet of the Apes Archive Vol. 4: Evolution’s Nightmare HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Doug Moench, Paul Dehn
Artists: Vicente Alcazar, Sonny Trinidad, Alfredo P. Alcala, Yong Montano, Dino Castrillo, Virgil Redondo, Tom Sutton, Ed Hannigan, and Jim Mooney
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Price: $59.99

Experience the legendary 1970s Planet of the Apes originally published by Marvel Comics, collected for the first time ever, and remastered in prestigious hardcover.

The Planet of the Apes Archive includes the screenplay adaptations from acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter for Battle for the Planet of the Apes by Paul Dehn (Murder on the Orient Express).

Also collects Future History Chronicles and Evolution’s Nightmare.

Review: Inhumans: Beware the Inhumans

It’s Tuesday which means it’s new comic book day at book stores! This week we’ve got the Inhumans!

Inhumans: Beware the Inhumans collects Marvel Super-Heroes (1967) #15, Incredible Hulk Annual #1, Fantastic Four (1961) #81-83 and #99, Avengers (1963) #95 and #105, Amazing Adventures (1970) #1-10, and Not Brand Echh #12 by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Gary Friedrich, Archie Goodwin, Arnold Drake, Neal Adams, Gene Colan, Mike Sekowsky, Marie Severin, John Romita, and Tom Sutton.

Get your copy. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

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Preview: Planet Of The Apes Archive Vol. 1 HC

Planet Of The Apes Archive Vol. 1 HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Doug Moench
Artists: Mike Ploog, Tom Sutton, Herb Trimpe
Cover Artist: Malcolm McNeill
Price: $49.99

Experience the legendary 1970s Marvel Comics’ Terror on the Planet of the Apes, collected for the first time ever and remastered in this prestigious hardcover. This classic series follows two friends—man and ape—on the run from the law.
From Doug Moench (Batman), Mike Ploog (Ghost Rider), Tom Sutton (Doctor Strange), Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk), and more!

Preview: Squalor

Squalor

Story: Stefan Petrucha
Art: Tom Sutton
Color: Paul Mounts
Cover: Jeffrey K. Potter
Release Date: Early November
Pages: 120 pages, full color
Price: $19.99
Diamond Previews, order #SEP161507

Coming in November, Caliber Comics will be releasing the first collection of the cult classic favorite comic, Squalor originally seen from First Comics.

Squalor tells the tale of Harry Keller, a genius with a double doctorate working as a library clerk who discovers A-Time.  In A-Time, the past, present and future merge together into a new existence.  Not another dimension or a parallel world but our own neighborhood bereft of linear time. Harry’s shattered consciousness leads him into a new perception of time, one that isn’t merely a reflection of our world but one that every action he takes has an effect.

Like explorers such as Christopher Columbus before him, Harry learns that his discovered new world can be a dangerous place.  And like Columbus, Harry Keller thinks he’s the first, but he is wrong.

The Bram Stoker nominated Petrucha, who would later become recognized in the comic world for his X-Files series and Nancy Drew graphic novels, is also known for his novels from Penguin, Harper-Collins, and Deadpool from Marvel Comics. The late Tom Sutton was best known for his art on Marvel’s Planet of the Apes as well as their supernatural characters and at Warren Magazine as one of the first artists on Vampirella.  He recently has had some of his work released in the collection Tom Sutton’s Creepy Things.

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