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Preview: James Bond: Casino Royale Signed Edition HC

James Bond: Casino Royale Signed Edition HC

writers: Ian Fleming, Van Jensen
artist: Dennis Calero
cover: Fay Dalton
FC | 176 pages | $49.99 | Teen +

Featuring a tip-in sheet signed by writer Van Jensen!

Ian Fleming’s literary debut of British Secret Service agent 007 is stylishly adapted to the sequential art medium by Van Jensen and Dennis Calero in the official James Bond: Casino Royal graphic novel. Sent to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux, Bond aims to eliminate the threat of the deadly Le Chiffreby bankrupting the ruthless SMERSH operative at the baccarat table. However, when the luck of the draw favors his enemy, 007 becomes the target of assassins and torturers in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse.

James Bond: Casino Royale Signed & Remarked Edition HC

writers: Ian Fleming, Van Jensen
artist: Dennis Calero
cover: Fay Dalton
FC | 176 pages | $75.00 | Teen +

Featuring a tip-in sheet signed and remarked with a James Bond head sketch by artist Dennis Calero!

Van Jensen Named Publisher of ArtsATL

Comic creator Van Jensen has been named by ArtsATL as its publisher to oversee the website’s day-to-day operations. He begins the role next month. He is the first publisher of ArtstATL.

Jensen was the director of publications for the Georgia Tech Alumni Association from 2008 until 2014 and edited the school’s alumni magazine. He’s also written numerous comics including The Flash, Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer, James Bond: Casino Royale and so much more. He’s worked for DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Chapterhouse Comics, and more and served as a United States Comic Book Ambassador under a US State Department program.

ArtsATL is a non-profit organization that promotes a healthy and vibrant arts community in metro Atlanta. We do this by providing a combination of thoughtful, critical analysis, news resources, commentary, programming and in-depth features of the city’s vibrant arts scene across all disciplines – visual art, design, music, dance, theater, books and film.

Preview: James Bond: Casino Royale HC

James Bond: Casino Royale HC

writers: Ian Fleming, Van Jensen
artist: Dennis Calero
cover: Fay Dalton
FC | 160 pages | $24.99 | Teen+

AN ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL!

Ian Fleming’s literary debut of British Secret Service agent 007 is stylishly adapted to the sequential art medium by Van Jensen and Dennis Calero in the official James Bond: Casino Royale graphic novel. Sent to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux, Bond aims to eliminate the threat of the deadly Le Chiffre by bankrupting the ruthless SMERSH operative at the baccarat table. However, when the luck of the draw favors his enemy, 007 becomes the target of assassins and torturers in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse.

Van Jensen and Dennis Calero take on James Bond’s Casino Royale

Award-winning writer Van Jansen and artist Dennis Calero have been selected as the creative team to bring the very first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, to the pages of comics for the first time in the series’ history. Set for release in October, the 160-page graphic novel will transport 007 fans back to the 1950’s with its stylish artwork and classic story!

Ian Fleming’s literary debut of British Secret Service agent 007 is stylishly adapted to the sequential art medium by Van Jensen and Dennis Calero in the official James Bond: Casino Royale graphic novel. Sent to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux, Bond aims to eliminate the threat of the deadly Le Chiffre by bankrupting the ruthless SMERSH operative at the baccarat table. However, when the luck of the draw favors his enemy, 007 becomes the target of assassins and torturers in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse.

Gallery 13 to Publish Nate Powell and Van Jensen’s Two Dead

Gallery 13 will publish Two Dead written by Van Jensen and artwork by National Book Award winner Nate Powell.

A roman a clef inspired by real historical events, Two Dead is a meditation on violence and police work wrapped in an atmospheric crime noir set in post-World War II Deep South.

Set in post-WWII Little Rock, Arkansas, Two Dead explores the simmering tension in a city run by organized crime, where the world of vice is one of the only realms crossing the racial divide. Told from the point-of-view of a diverse cast of characters, Two Dead’s story provides an inclusive perspective and multiple viewpoints of a town being torn apart: a brand new police lieutenant fresh out of service and haunted by his actions during the war; an old-school, gun-happy detective gradually descending further into the depths of schizophrenia;  a violent, disturbing figure feared as the city’s top mafia don; and two African-American brothers on opposite ends of the law—one who fully embraces his corruption, and the other as the leader of a local militia desperately attempting to see justice served.

Van Jensen, well known as the writer for Dark Horse’s Cryptocracy and DC’s The Flash, discovered the true story that inspired TWO DEAD while working as a crime reporter at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Nate Powell is the only cartoonist to ever win the National Book Award. His very successful work includes March, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel autobiography of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis.

TWO DEAD will be published by Gallery 13 in Fall 2018.

Preview: Six Million Dollar Man: Fall of Man TP

Six Million Dollar Man: Fall of Man TP

writer: Van Jensen
artist | cover: Ron Salas
FC • 128+ pages • $19.99 • Teen+
COLLECTS ISSUES 1-5!

The year is 1979. Iran has seized American hostages. Columbian drug cartels run rampant. Amid this deeply troubled world, Steve Austin – the legendary Six Million Dollar Man – is America’s best hope in its fight against innumerable enemies. When Steve discovers disturbing secrets in OSI’s past, he uses his cybernetic upgrades to rebel against the agency… but he’ll face plenty of threats, like an enemy cyborg, lasers, and ninjas!

Review: Cryptocracy #6

cryptocracy-6The Mars family base is under attack, besieged by Hum and his army of deadly cryptids. To save his people in this epic battle, Grahame must step forward as a leader, putting everything he cares about on the line to salvage the broken remains of the cryptocracy.

Things hit a stalemate in Cryptocracy #6 as the epic battle ends, with casualties on both sides. Yet something tells me this is far from the end of this series overall and that writer Van Jensen has more to come. The ending is a clear indication that more is to come, as questions still remain unanswered. Hopefully, the wait won’t be long for more issues.

The art by Pete Woods brings the brutality of battle to the forefront. The issue brings a cornucopia of cryptids on both sides, as they wage war on each other. While the explosive firefights are well done, the ending scene is a curious sight. It manages to tell one main thing, more is to come.

Story: Van Jensen Art: Pete Woods
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Cryptocracy #5

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In the wake of tragedy, Grahame makes a desperate gamble for leadership of the Mars Family. But to do so, he must battle with his stepsister Temple for the Spear of Mars. Elsewhere, Bela’s document leak has brought her fame and attention, but she begins to question the motives of her new ally, Hum. Also: The Lizard Men attack!

Cryptocracy #5 finally reveals who Hum works for, a man who is supposed to be dead, so it’s a nice twist. And, if that isn’t enough another odd sub-human species is revealed in the issue. And that’s through their attack on Bela, the one women Hum trusted. Yet there is something she learns as everything goes wrong. What starts with murder, ends with a bang from writer Van Jensen.

While much has changed in the art style of Pete Woods, the addition of the lizard men was an interesting sight. While they do appear in the background of the cover art, they have a slightly different appearance in the issue which is an interesting and noticeable thing.

Story: Van Jensen Art: Pete Woods
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Six Million Dollar Man: Fall of Man #5

Six Million Dollar Man: Fall of Man #5

writer: Van Jensen
artist: Ron Salas
cover: Ron Salas
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The dissection of Steve Austin commences now. The race is on between O.S.I. agents and mad scientists alike to be the first to carve him apart and unlock the secret to building a cyborg army. Against overwhelming odds, and with the future in jeopardy, Steve has to hope he has at least one ally left.

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Preview: Six Million Dollar Man: Fall of Man #4

Six Million Dollar Man: Fall of Man #4

writer: Van Jensen
artist: Ron Salas
cover: Ron Salas
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Is there love in the air? Is that even relevant with the questions facing Steve Austin?  Such as… Is Steve losing his humanity? Who can he trust? Are his enemies bringing the world closer to the end times or to the precipice of the singularity? Who exactly ARE those enemies? As the answers start to reveal themselves, the ultimate question remains: Who will survive and what bionic parts will be left of them?

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