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Your First Look at Cullen Bunn’s The Empty Man #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Empty Man #1, marking the return of superstar writer Cullen Bunn to one of his most popular creations alongside artist Jesús Hervás in November 2018.

Debuting in 2014, The Empty Man captivated readers as Bunn and Eisner Award-nominated artist Vanesa R. Del Rey introduced their unflinching look at a dystopic version of the world we know, where a terrifying disease has taken on almost deific connotations. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cults and uncover a cure. This new ongoing The Empty Man comic book series delivers terrifying new horrors, perfect for new readers and longtime fans alike, in the world that captivated fans worldwide and led to a feature film adaptation currently in production at 20th Century Fox.

The nation is still in the grips of the terrible Empty Man pandemic. Government quarantines are mandatory, so for Melissa Kerry, one of the afflicted, the next step should be to isolate her—but those who enter the system are never seen again. Melissa’s family won’t let that happen. All they have to do is care for her, keep her worsening condition a secret—and they’ll do anything, trust anyone, to keep her safe.

The Empty Man #1 featuring a main cover by Vanesa R. Del Rey and a variant by Hervás will be available for sale on November 7th.

Cosmic Ghost Rider Inspires Variant Covers in September

He took the world by storm when he made his debut in last year’s Thanos #13, and now Marvel is celebrating the Cosmic Ghost Rider with a series of special order all variant covers that feature Marvel’s breakout character battling different heroes of the Marvel Universe!

Look for Marvel’s Cosmic Ghost Rider order all variant covers on these select titles:

  1. Amazing Spider-Man #5 by Nick Bradshaw
  2. Amazing Spider-Man #6 by Paul Renaud
  3. Astonishing X-Men #15 by AKCHO
  4. Avengers #7 by Ema Lupacchino
  5. Avengers #8 by Mike McKone
  6. Black Panther #4 by Pasqual Ferry
  7. Captain America #3 by Patrick Zircher
  8. Deadpool #4 by Todd Nauck
  9. Doctor Strange #5 by Julian Totino Tedesco
  10. Fantastic Four #2 by Tom Raney
  11. Immortal Hulk #5 by RAHZZAH
  12. Immortal Hulk #6 by Brent Schoonover
  13. Sentry #4 by Vanesa Del Rey
  14. Thanos Legacy #1 by Dave Johnson
  15. Thor #5 by Ema Lupacchino
  16. Tony Stark: Iron Man #4 by David Nakayama
  17. Venom #6 by Humberto Ramos and Edgar Delgado
  18. Weapon H #7 by Chris Stevens
  19. X-23 #4 by Yasmine Putri
  20. X-Men Red #8 by Jamal Campbell

Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 order all variant covers, coming to comic shops this September!

Preview: Bloodborne #4

BLOODBORNE #4

Writer: Ales Kot
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Cover A: Vanesa Del Rey
Cover B: Game Cover
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: May 30, 2018

Written by Image Comics superstar Ales Kot, with artwork by Piotr Kowalski! Awakening in an ancient city plagued by a twisted endemic – Where horrific beasts stalk the shadows and the streets run slick with the blood of the damned – a nameless hunter embarks on a dangerous quest in search of paleblood…

Darin Strauss, Adam Dalva, and Emma Vieceli Deliver a Twist with Olivia Twist Published by Berger Books

Dark Horse and Berger Books are pleased to announce the next series in the critically acclaimed imprint, Olivia Twist, a female-centric futuristic fable.

Olivia Twistmarks the first time internationally bestselling novelist Darin Strauss will venture into the comics medium. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for his memoir Half a Life, he’s joined by short fiction author Adam Dalva as cowriter. Artist Emma Vieceli and colorist Lee Loughridge bring the series to illustrated life. Top women comics artists, Vanesa Del Rey, Tula Lotay, Sana Takeda, and Emma Vieceli, create the gorgeous cover art for this reimagining of the classic character.

In a dangerous future London, teenage orphan Olivia Twist joins the Esthers, a rag-tag gang of girl thieves, to save a boy she barely knows. Led by the elegant, queenly Fagin, they steal from the rich inhabitants of Vertical City while battling the illegally-augmented Trads for control of the streets.

But Olivia’s life of newfound friendships in this world of internment camps and dark technology gets even more complicated when she discovers that she has more power and wealth than she’s ever dreamed of. But it comes at an unfathomable cost.

The first issue of a four-part miniseries, Olivia Twist goes on sale September 19, 2018, and will be available for preorder at your local comic shop later this month for $4.99.

Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts is Collected in September 2018

Foodies and horror fanatics rejoice! Dark Horse is pleased to reveal that Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts hardcover collection is now available for preorder!

Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts features terrifying tales cooked up by the best-selling author and veteran chef, Anthony Bourdain and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose, back again from their New York Times #1 bestseller, Get Jiro!. This collection also contains all-new, original recipes prepared by Bourdain himself, plus a guide to the ghostly legendary spirits behind these horrifying tales.

Inspired by the Japanese Edo Period game Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai or 100 Candles, played by samurai warriors to test their courage, Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts reimagines this classic game of dread and terror as a circle of international chefs invoke modern tales of horror, terrifying yokai, yorei, and obake, all with the common thread of food—and pray that they survive the night.

This horror anthology features art from stellar artists Sebastian Cabrol, Francesco Francavilla, Irene Koh, Leonardo Manco, Alberto Ponticelli, Paul Pope, Vanesa Del Rey, and Mateus Santolouco with fantastic color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope.

Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts goes on sale September 19, 2018.

Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose Cook Up Horror in Hungry Ghosts

Prior to San Diego Comic Con 2017, Dark Horse announced the launch titles of Karen Berger’s imprint at Dark Horse. Today, Dark Horse and Berger Books are excited to share art from the upcoming series: Hungry Ghosts!

Author, chef and Emmy award-winning television star Anthony Bourdain and acclaimed writer Joel Rose tell haunting tales of terror, irritable spirits, and horribly strange beings in Hungry Ghosts, a four-issue anthology series of interconnected tales steeped in Japanese legend. Joining them for the first issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey, with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope. Subsequent issues will feature art from Francesco Francavilla, Leonardo Manco, Paul Pope, Mateus Santolouco, and others.

Inspired by the Japanese Edo Period game Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai or 100 Candles, played by samurai warriors to test their courage, Hungry Ghosts reimagines this classic game of dread and terror as a circle of international chefs invoke modern tales of horror, terrifying yokaiyorei, and obake, all with the common thread of food—and pray that they survive the night. For the first course, with bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates gets more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly.

The first issue goes on sale January 31, 2018.

Spider-Woman, Silk and Spider-Gwen Swing Into Action in Spider-Women Alpha #1!

The Spider-Event of 2016 is here! This April, Silk, Spider-Woman and Spider-Gwen unite for a story too big for any one of their titles to contain! Marvel has released a first look at Spider-Women Alpha #1 – kicking off the epic 8-part universe hopping crossover! Blockbuster writers Jason Latour, Dennis Hopeless and Robbie Thompson are joined by a dazzling array of artists, including Vanesa Del Rey, Bengal, Javier Rodriguez, Tana Ford and more to bring you a story you won’t want to miss!

A routine trip to Earth-65 to visit Spider-Gwen turns into a nightmare as Silk and Spider-Woman find themselves trapped on Gwen’s alternate Earth! And they’re not alone! The villainous organization S.I.L.K. is on their tails, and they’re dead set on using these interdimensional interlopers for their own gains. Now, it’s a race against time to get home in one piece! But while these Spider-Women struggle to find their way back, who’s keeping an eye on their universe? Plus – Cindy Moon comes face-to-face with her Earth-65 counterpart!

Don’t miss one minute of the excitement as these three wallcrawling warrior women swing into action this April!

SPIDER-WOMEN #1 (FEB160774)
Story by JASON LATOUR, DENNIS HOPELESS & ROBBIE THOMPSON
Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON
Art by VANESA DEL REY
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Connecting Variant A by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (FEB160775)
Variant Cover by STACEY LEE (FEB160776)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (FEB160777)
FOC – 3/14/16, On-Sale – 4/06/16

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Meet The Super Powered Family Next Door in The Vision #1!

What does it mean to be human? Is it to have emotions? Is it to have a family? This November, join Marvel’s synthezoid super hero as he searches for the answers in The Vision #1 – a brand new ongoing series from writer Tom King and artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta! Be there as the longtime Avenger embarks on his most harrowing journey yet – being a family man.

Meet his wife, Virginia. His two teen twins – Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share in his greatest ambition – to be normal. But they are anything but. They’re the family next door and they have the power to destroy us all. And they’re holding a secret. What could possibly go wrong?

Behold The Visions!

THE VISION #1 (SEP150758)
Written by TOM KING
Art by GABRIEL HERNANDEZ WALTA
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Variant Covers by MARCOS MARTIN (SEP150759) & RYAN SOOK (SEP150760)
Hip Hop Variant by VANESA DEL REY (SEP150761)
FOC – 10/12/15, On-Sale – 11/04/15

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Preview: Hit: Pen & Ink #2

Hit: Pen & Ink #2

Author: Bryce Carlson
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey

This next installment of the Pen & Ink series collects Hit: 1955 issues #3-4 in an oversized, 11” x 17” format that features Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award-nominated Vanesa R. Del Rey’s inks alongside new commentary and creative insights from R. Del Rey and writer Bryce Carlson.

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Review: Constantine the Hellblazer #3

Constantine the Hellblazer #3 CoverSomeone is murdering ghosts, a supernatural crime so impossible to solve that John Constantine is forced to return to London and seek help from the one person he hates more than any other; a magician above reproach, a darling of London high society, and a friend to superheroes everywhere. She is Georgiana Snow…the HECKBLAZER!

Constantine the Hellblazer has John Constantine heading home, to not just explore and find out why ghosts are being killed, but also lift the veil a bit on his past. I haven’t read much with Constantine in it, so I’m completely unaware if any of this is new to folks, it’s obviously new to me.

Writers James Tynion IV and Ming Doyle peel back the curtains to Constantine’s past and show us the girl who he’s clearly into, and the beginnings of how he ruined so many folks’ lives. It’s really interesting to see the start of what got him to where he is today, and also hints that whatever is plaguing him now is probably rooted into his past. Basically Constantine is paying for his sins in a way.

What I particularly liked was Georgiana Snow, a more professional version of John. Her prim and proper by the books attitude is in stark contrast to Constantine’s flying by the seat of his pants. The difference between the two makes a very interesting combination, especially when it’s clear that John isn’t as far ahead of Georgiana as he thinks. It’s nice to see someone a bit superior to him, again emphasizing what a screw up he is.

The art is interesting and I’m a bit mixed on it. There’s the usual fantastic look and then the past is in a different style. Vanesa Del Rey is a talent, and there’s a need to differentiate between the present and the past, but something was a little off to me. It’s still great to look at, but not as solid as Riley Rossmo’s first two issues.

The comic is a solid one in that it gives us a lot of insight in John Constantine’s history and some of the sins of the past. It also hints as to the beginning of his dabbling into the mystic arts, and at the same time expands that world a bit with the introduction of new characters.

 

Story: James T Tynion IV and Ming Doyle Art: Vanesa Del Rey
Story: 8.5 Art: 7 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read
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