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Preview: The Empty Man #4

The Empty Man #4

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jesús Hervás
Colorist: Niko Guardia
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Vanesa R. Del Rey
    Preorder Cover: Jesús Hervás
Price: $3.99

Hell has broken loose in the neighborhood, and the Kerry family must flee to escape the deadly effects of the Empty Man virus.

The Empty Man #4

Preview: The Empty Man #3

The Empty Man #3

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jesús Hervás
Colorist: Niko Guardia
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Vanesa R. Del Rey
    Preorder Cover: Jesús Hervás
Price: $3.99

Chaos descends on the Kerry family’s neighborhood as the mysterious cult known as the Whisper Oracles engages in a full-fledged assault to “save” their mother.

The Empty Man #3

Preview: The Empty Man #2

The Empty Man #2

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jesús Hervás
Colorist: Niko Guardia
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Preorder Cover: Jesús Hervás
Price: $3.99

The Kerry family is being torn apart over their mother’s terrible illness, the deadly Empty Man disease. But when a stranger approaches, promising a cure, they must face how far they are willing to go…

Get a First Look at Cullen Bunn’s The Empty Man #2

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a first look at The Empty Man #2, the newest chapter in this hotly anticipated story by writer Cullen Bunn and artist Jesús Hervás.

Terror rises as the Empty Man pandemic continues to ravage entire populations, tearing families apart and bringing the afflicted together to commit heinous acts of violence with no end or relief in sight. The Kerry family continues to struggle with Melissa’s early stages of the disease as the rest of the world unravels and the mystery deepens. What compels the victims to perpetrate such twisted savagery on themselves and others? What do they really see when they hallucinate the Empty Man? And does the disease simply unleash the rage and madness within or is the Empty Man who makes them do these things real?

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 rose nationwide, the FBI and CDC entered 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 Empty Man #2 featuring a main cover by Del Rey and a variant by Hervás will be available for sale on December 12th.

Preview: The Empty Man #1

The Empty Man #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jesús Hervás
Colorist: Niko Guardia
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Main Cover:
Vanesa R. Del Rey
    Preorder Cover: Jesús Hervás
Retailer Variant: Ben Templesmith
Price: $3.99

Horror sensation Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Bone Parish)  returns to the world of Empty Man with artist Jesús Hervás (Lucas Stand, Clive Barker’s Hellraiser) in this new ongoing series.

The nation is in the grip of a terrible pandemic. The so-called Empty Man disease causes insanity and violence. Government quarantines are mandatory.

One of the afflicted is Melissa Kerry, and the next step should be to quarantine her—but those who enter quarantine 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.

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.

Bitch Planet: Triple Feature Vol. 1 Arrives in December

A dizzyingly talented roster of noncompliant creators, joining forces with series creators Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro, will release the first trade paperback collection of Bitch Planet: Triple Feature this December.

Ripped directly from the world of Bitch Planet, a crack team of creators spin 15 teeth-clenching tales of rage, revolution, and ridicule. Patriarchy beware…this sci-fi kidney punch can’t be stopped!

Within the pages of Bitch Planet: Triple Feature Vol. 1, readers can enjoy the writing talents of: Cheryl Lynn Eaton, Andrew Aydin, Conley Lyons, Che Grayson, Danielle Henderson, Jordan Clark, Alissa Sallah, Dylan Meconis, Kit Cox, Marc Deschamps, Sara Woolley, Vita Ayala, Bassey Nyambi, Alobi, Nyambi Nyambi, Jon Tsuei, and Matt Fraction, and delight in the artistic stylings of Dylan Meconis, Sara Woolley, Maria Fröhlich, Joanna Estep, Craig Yeung, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, Ted Brandt, Ro Stein, Naomi Franquiz, Alec Valerius, Vanesa R. Del Rey, Mindy Lee, Rossi Gifford, Chris Visions, Saskia Gutekunst, and Elsa Charretier.

Bitch Planet: Triple Feature Vol. 1 (Diamond code: OCT170620, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0529-8) hits comic book stores Wednesday, December 13th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 6th.

Review: Redlands #1

Welcome to Redlands, Florida. The police are failing to maintain control of their old-fashioned town, and a coven of killer witches plan to take everything from them. This summer, hide your bibles.

Redlands, the new series from Jordie Bellaire and Vanesa R. Del Rey, is creepy, really creepy. The reader is dropped right in the middle of a siege as small town police are surrounded by witches who are sick of them. Above all, the issue is all about setting the mood and Bellaire and Del Rey brilliantly do exactly that with much of what we learn being brought to the reader through subtle details added to each panel.

As a result, it’s those small details that make this first issue really stand out and deliver. All of the police officers are white, there’s a Confederate flag on the wall, those things tell as much of the story as everything else. As a result, the colors by Bellaire too help set the mood with reds, yellows, and oranges dominating the hue like a fire on the page. That coloring and grittiness of the art sets a hell of a mood and one that’s clear as to what the vision is.

There’s a sexiness about it all too, one of danger and forbiddeness. By and large, the series is driven by the occult ad and everything together sets a mood that has me wanting more. It all comes together to feel like the beginning of a nightmare whose story has already begun and whose mystery we will unweave and learn about over time.

Along with the art, Clayton Cowles‘ lettering plays a fantastic role in giving us a grit about what’s spoken. Similarly, the inclusion of interesting angles (handled by Del Rey) for gun blasts and noises creates a sense of motion for the action. One particular scene with a “slam” written out, that sound’s lettering is presented in a way that’s fresh and helps drive where the action is taking place adding to the flow of movement presented. Along with Cowle’s dialogue lettering, the sound effects help add to the atmosphere and gives us a better idea about these characters and world.

Ultimately, I’m not the biggest horror fan, but Redlands #1 is a debut that has me wanting to check out more and delivers the opening moments that have me hooked to find out the rest of the story. In my opinion, Redlands #1 is an absolute buy and fantastic combination of story and art that come together to create a creepiness that has me excited to see what’s next.

Story: Jordie Bellaire Art: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Color: Jordie Bellaire Letters: Clayton Cowles
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Early Review: Redlands #1

Welcome to Redlands, Florida. The police are failing to maintain control of their old-fashioned town, and a coven of killer witches plan to take everything from them. This summer, hide your bibles.

Redlands is the new series from Jordie Bellaire and Vanesa R. Del Rey is creepy, really creepy as we’re dropped right in the middle of a siege as small town police are surrounded by witches who are sick of them. The first issue is all about setting the mood and Bellaire and Del Rey brilliantly do exactly that with much of what we learn being brought to the reader through subtle details added to each panel.

It’s those small details that make this first issue really stand out and deliver. All of the police officers are white, there’s a Confederate flag on the wall, those things tell as much of the story as everything else. The colors by Bellaire too help set the mood with reds, yellows, and oranges dominating the hue like a fire on the page. That coloring and grittiness of the art sets a hell of a mood and one that’s clear as to what the vision is.

There’s a sexiness about it all too, one of danger and forbiddeness. The series is driven by the occult ad and everything together sets a mood that has me wanting more. It all comes together to feel like the beginning of a nightmare whose story has already begun and whose mystery we will unweave and learn about over time.

Along with the art, Clayton Cowles‘ lettering plays a fantastic role in giving us a grit about what’s spoken but the inclusion of interesting angles (handled by Del Rey) for gun blasts and noises creates a sense of motion for the action. One particular scene with a “slam” written out, that sound’s lettering is presented in a way that’s fresh and helps drive where the action is taking place adding to the flow of movement presented. Along with Cowle’s dialogue lettering, the sound effects help add to the atmosphere and gives us a better idea about these characters and world.

I’m not the biggest horror fan, but Redlands #1 is a debut that has me wanting to check out more and delivers the opening moments that have me hooked to find out the rest of the story. The worst part was I enjoyed the comic so much that it went by quickly and now I’m left waiting quite some time to read the second issue (damn early reviews!). An absolute buy as it’s a fantastic combination of story and art that come together to create a creepiness that has me excited to see what’s next.

Redlands #1 is out August 9, 2017.

Story: Jordie Bellaire Art: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Color: Jordie Bellaire Letters: Clayton Cowles
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Toil and Trouble hits the Deep South in Redlands from Jordie Bellaire and Vanesa R. del Rey

First announced at Emerald City Comic Con, the new ongoing series Redlands—created by the all-female team of bestselling, Eisner award-winning Jordie Bellaire and critically-acclaimed Vanesa R. del Rey—will launch this August.

Redlands introduces readers to the sleepy, sunny town of Redlands, Florida where the police are failing to maintain control of their old-fashioned community and a coven of killer witches plan to take everything from them.

Marrying the sexy, witchy-goodness of Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott’s Black Magick and Melissa de la Cruz’s beloved Witches of East End with the deep-South atmosphere of Jason Aaron and Jason Latour’s Southern Bastards and American Horror Story: Coven, Redlands is set to be the horror series of the summer.

Redlands #1 (Diamond Code JUN170621) will hit stores on Wednesday, August 9th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, July 17th.

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