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A First Look at Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf’s Bone Parish

BOOM! Studios has released a first look at Bone Parish #1, an all-new chilling necromantic horror series from superstar writer Cullen Bunn and artist Jonas Scharf in July 2018. A new drug is sweeping through the streets of New Orleans. One made from the ashes of the dead. Wars are being fought over who will control the supply, while the demand only rises. While the warring factions collide, users begin to experience terrifying visions of the dead coming back to life—through them.

This powerful debut issue features a main cover by Lee Garbett with variant covers by Rod Reis and Tyler Crook.

Bone Parish #1 will be available for sale on July 25th, 2018.

comiXology Moves to Print with New Creator-Owned comiXology Originals

After some teasing, comiXology announced today it is releasing creator-owned comic books and graphic novels for the first time as part of its comiXology Originals program. The service announced four new titles which can be read for read through Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited. They can also be purchased through Kindle and comiXology.

What’s particularly interesting is these comics are available digitally as well as in print. Yes, the leader in digital comics is moving into the “physical space” with print comics which will be print on demand.

The new comiXology Original releases include: Savage Game created by NFL player Ryan Kalil, written by Shawn Kittelsen, and art by Chris B. Murray; Superfreaks from writers Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet, with newcomer artist Margaux Saltel; Elephantmen 2261: The Death of Shorty from writer Richard Starkings, and artists Axel Medellin and Boo Cook; and Ask For Mercy from writer Starkings and newcomer artist Abigail Jill Harding.

The debuts feature a host of industry firsts, including:

  • All issues of the Superfreaks series are available to read now – perfect for binge reading
  • In addition to digital, Savage Game is available in print exclusively through Amazon.com via Print-on-Demand
  • Collections of Elephantmen and Ask for Mercy will also be available in print via Print-on-Demand, with future comiXology Originals trade collections and graphic novels also available in print
  • Savage Game sees noted cover and fine artist Chris B. Murray’s interior art debut
  • Superfreaks artist Margaux Saltel also makes her series debut
  • Ask For Mercy artist Abigail Jill Harding makes her series debut

Also noted is the inclusion of Elephantmen from Richard Starkings and Axel Medellin. The series had been released through Image Comics and this is a steal for the digital publisher.

The company also teased the next wave of comiXology Original titles to be released in the coming months, announcing an impressive list of creators, including: Tyler Crook, Kristian Donaldson, Alti Firmansyah, Sam Humphries, Megan Kearney, Kel McDonald, Hope Nicholson, Mike Norton, MK Reed, Mark Sable, Tim Seeley, C. Spike Trotman, Jen Vaughn, and Magdalene Visaggio. More details on upcoming releases will be unveiled during Comic-Con International San Diego 2018.

Check out the details on all of the launch series below:

Savage Game

Created by Ryan Kalil, written by Shawn Kittelsen, with art by Chris B. Murray

From NFL player Ryan Kalil and his company Strange Turn comes an original 60-page sci-fi graphic novel that is a high tech version of The Island of Dr. MoreauWhat happens when a rogue titan of Silicon Valley creates his own island nation with no laws to hold him back? You get the Savage Game, where audiences watch genetically modified hybrid creatures fight to the death in a fantastic gladiator-style battle. But Conner Bowen isn’t having it. He’s on a quest to stop his mad father and the Savage Game. But is it too late?

  • Original 60pg Graphic Novel – $4.99 on Kindle and comiXology
  • Free to read for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited
  • Available in print for $6.99 as a Print-on-Demand graphic novel exclusively on Amazon.com

Superfreaks

Written by Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet with art by Margaux Saltel

An all-new 5-issue superhero mystery debuting digitally in its entirety – a thrilling story perfect for binge reading – with art by rising star Margaux Saltel. All the world’s superheroes have disappeared overnight, and it’s up to their untrained, largely overlooked teenage sidekicks to find out what happened – while dealing with the biggest crisis Earth has ever known — much to the public’s displeasure. Can they save the day?

  • 5-issue series – all issues available to binge read now
  • Issue are $2.99 each on Kindle and comiXology
  • Free to read for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited

Elephantmen 2261: The Death of Shorty

Written by Richard Starkings with art by Axel Medellin and Boo Cook

The iconic Elephantmen debuts as a comiXology Originals title with issue 1 of Elephantmen 2261: The Death of Shorty, a 5-issue monthly mini-seriesDescribed by J.J. Abrams as “An Awesome and Unexpected Story. You Must Check it out!” and lauded by Andy Serkis as “Bold, mythic and heartbreakingly cool, Starkings’ universe is a breed apart!”, Elephantmen 2261: The Death of Shorty, is the next adventure of the pulp science fiction series Elephantmen, which debuted nearly 15 years and 80 issues ago from Image Comics. This all-new story is a whodunit that draws our heroes, Hip Flask and Jack Farrell, into the curious death of an Elephantman known to his friends as “Shorty”.

  • 5-issue miniseries – issues will be available monthly – $2.99 per issue on Kindle and comiXology
  • Free to read for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited
  • Print collected edition will be available via Print-on-Demand exclusively on Amazon.com

Ask For Mercy

Written by Richard Starkings with art by Abigail Jill Harding

An action-packed and artistically stunning dark fantasy story from Elephantmen creator, Richard Starkings and breakout talent, Abigail Jill Harding. Ask For Mercy is a World War II fantasy horror story in the tradition of John Carpenter’s The Thing and Sandman. Mercy is snatched from her own place and time to join a team of Monster Hunters who are actually Monsters themselves, and together they have to take on a Pantheon of Hideous Creatures summoned to our world by Nazi evil!

  • 6-issue series – issues will be available monthly – $2.99 per issue on Kindle and comiXology
  • Free to read for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited
  • Print collected edition will be available via Print-on-Demand on Amazon.com

Harrow County Gets a Library Edition this Fall

The end of Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook’s gorgeous and ghastly horror epic Harrow County is imminent, but Dark Horse is ready to give the beloved series new life with a hardcover library edition!

Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures—and to the land itself—in a way she never imagined. Harrow County: Library Edition Volume 1 collects the first two volumes of Harrow County in a deluxe, hardcover, and oversized format with a new cover, sketchbook material, essays, “Tales from Harrow County” bonus stories by guest creators, and more!

Harrow County: Library Edition Volume 1 goes on sale October 24, 2018.

Limited Edition Harrow County Pins Out Now from Skelton Crew Studio

Skelton Crew Studio has revealed their Harrow County enamel pins which are now available for order.

There are five limited edition pins in all: Witchy Friends, Haint, Priscilla, Welcome to Harrow and the Tattered Skin.

Grab them solo or grab one of the 50 five-packs we’ve bundled together — you’ll save $10 AND it’s the only way, for now, to grab the Tattered Skin.

The pins are based on the comic series from Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook and published by Dark Horse.

Evan Dorkin and Veronica Fish’s Blackwood Spins a Supernatural Murder Mystery

From six-time Eisner Award winner Evan Dorkin and artist Veronica Fish comes Blackwood, a supernatural murder mystery set in a school of sorcery.

Blackwood College is far from your average university. Instead of meeting your general education requirements and rushing Kappa Kappa Whatever, you’ll instead find yourself trained in the occult and dealing with an undead dean’s curse, a mischievous two-headed mummy-chimp, and a plague of mutant insects. At least, that’s what happens when four teens with haunted pasts enroll at Blackwood to enhance their supernatural abilities. On top of the pressures of college life, they discover an ancient evil that forces them to undergo a crash course in the occult for the sake of the world!

The first issue of Blackwood features a beautiful variant cover by Becky Cloonan with subsequent variant covers by Tyler Crook, Declan Shalvey, and Jordie Bellaire.

Blackwood #1 (of four) goes on sale May 30, 2018, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. And look for a new hardcover edition of Dorkin’s insanely popular Dork on July 31, 2018.

Femme Magnifique Gets a New Print Through IDW’s Black Crown

Femme Magnifique, the wildly successful Kickstarter comic book anthology, is headed back to print for a beautiful softcover edition this September. It is a celebration of 50 iconic women who shattered glass ceilings and changed the course of history in the process.

Told by over 100 of the most talented creators in comics from around the world, Femme Magnifique features 3-page short stories about women from the world of music, art, politics, and science. Explored from a personal angle, the subjects of these mini-biopics include Kate BushOctavia ButlerRumiko TakahashiAda LovelaceMisty CopelandMargaret SangerMichelle ObamaUrsula K. Le GuinSally RideHarriet Tubman and more!

Femme Magnifique was conceived and co-curated by Shelly Bond and Kristy Miller & Brian Miller of Hi-Fi Colour Design. It features contributions from such comic book luminaries as Cecil Castellucci, Marguerite BennettBill SienkiewiczJen BartelMike CareyKelly Sue DeConnickTini HowardElsa CharretierTess FowlerRafael AlbuquerqueTee FranklinGilbert HernandezMing DoyleMatt WagnerJim RuggGail SimoneMags VisaggioMarguerite SauvageGerard WayPhilip BondHope NicholsonSanford GreeneSonny LiewJen HickmanMark BuckinghamPeter GrossTyler CrookDan Parent, and Kieron Gillen, among many others.

Maxing out at nearly $100,000 raised for the Kickstarter edition, earning over 240% of its initial goal, Femme Magnifique found its audience swiftly. Now, those who missed out on the first go-round can add this collection to their library packed with new bonus material including a foreword, behind-the-scenes process pages, and more.

The new paperback edition of Femme Magnifique will become available on September 4, 2018 and can now be pre-ordered using ISBN: 978-1684053209

The Conclusion to Cullen Bunn and Tyler Cook’s Harrow County Begins this Spring

In May 2015, readers from across the world accepted an invitation to visit a town called Harrow County. And despite countless haints, witches, monsters, and murderers, we hope you’ve had a pleasant stay.

The beloved horror fantasy penned by Cullen Bunn with devilishly delightful art by Tyler Crook has been a tentpole series at Dark Horse for the last two and a half years. The publisher has announced the final four-issue arc of Harrow County beginning in March 2018.

 

Harrow County #29 goes on sale March 21, 2018.

Preview: Man-Thing #3

Man-Thing #3

(W) R. L. Stine (A) German Peralta, Daniel Johnson (CA) Tyler Crook
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

INTO THE NEXUS OF ALL REALITIES!

THE NEXUS OF ALL REALITIES is opened and the protector of the Nexus, the OLDFATHER, is missing! The only one who can restore balance to the swamp is MAN-THING, but all MAN-THING wants is to return to his human form. Can he overcome his desire for normalcy to save the swamp? Or will he get what he wished for, but at a cost? With a horror backup from R.L. STINE and KATE NIEMCZYK (MOCKINGBIRD)! You’ll want to check out THIS feminist agenda…

Preview: Man-Thing #2

Man-Thing #2

(W) R. L. Stine (A) German Peralta, Christopher Mitten (CA) Tyler Crook
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 29, 2017
SRP: $3.99

THE MUCK RUN AMUCK!

Back in his old swamp, MAN-THING is visited by an ally from his past, while struggling with his new status in life. But the swamp is less than welcoming, with every creature seemingly out to get him! Crocodiles, bats and mosquitoes – oh my! Will Man-Thing be able to restore the balance of the swamp and the cause of this calamity? Or will the forces that are affecting the swamp prove to be beyond his control? PLUS! Even more horror for your dollar! A terrible tale of ROAD RAGE, as told by R.L. STINE and CHRISTOPHER MITTEN.

Review: Man-Thing #1

After working for years, Man-Thing has regained his ability to speak and has taken Hollywood by storm…But when an ancient and mysterious danger threatens the swamp, Man-Thing is going to have to choose between his new life and celebrity, and the world he used to call home…

When it was announced that R. L. Stine was tackling Man-Thing I was beyond excited. I missed out on Stine’s popular prose books, but to see what could be done with this classic character had me intrigued. That probably worked against the comic which is both good and bad.

Man-Thing #1 has two stories in it. The first with art by German Peralta has Man-Thing in Hollywood where he’s trying to work as a movie monster. The concept is interesting but seeing a Man-Thing that’s speaking and aware really caught me off guard. It’s not bad and played in a B-movie sort of way it’s all fun in a goofy way. This isn’t the Man-Thing we’ve seen used as an interdimensional portal setting people on fire. There’s a bit more monster to it and a bit of a certain other green creature from another publisher. Again, it’s not bad, it’s just not what I expected. It definitely feels like Stine but caught me off guard. Really caught me off guard. And that’s probably why I had issues with the first half of the comic. It’s not bad, don’t get me wrong, it’s just not what I expected. Peralta’s art is solid and there’s great detail in the story, especially flashbacks. How some of the pages are laid out are really entertaining and enhances the horror vibe to it.

The second story though is more of what I was expecting. With art by Daniel Warren Johnson this is a straight up horror story that absolutely pays an homage to classics like the Twilight Zone. Evoking horror comics like EC Comics, the story involves a jealous suitor who covets a ring thinking it’ll bring him fame and fortune. Like those great stories there’s a lesson and it plays out like old horror comics. This second story is a bit more of what I expected. The look of it is fantastic, again evoking those EC horror comics of yesteryear. More of this please.

Man-Thing #1 is a bit of a mixed bag. Half isn’t what I expected and it’s still entertaining. But, what is presented caught me so off guard I was taken out of it a bit. The second half though nails the horror comic perfectly. It’s more of what I expected and wanted. Who knows what future issues will hold and maybe now I know what to expect I can enjoy it a bit more. If nothing else, even with a high profile writer things can still surprise.

Story: R. L. Stine Art: German Peralta, Daniel Johnson Cover Art: Tyler Crook
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.95 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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