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Preview: Marvel Zombie #1

Marvel Zombie #1

(W) W. Maxwell Prince (A) Stefano Raffaele (CA) Juan Ferreyra
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018
SRP: $4.99

NEW FROM THE HOUSE OF IDEAS! MARVEL ZOMBIES IS BACK…WITH A TWIST!
Years after an incurable zombie virus ravaged the world, a small colony of survivors is protected by the Marvel U’s few remaining heroes, including Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Falcon. But when their last chance at salvation arrives, will they be willing to sacrifice their own humanity in the process? From the twisted minds of ICE CREAM MAN writer W. Maxwell Prince and Stefano Raffaele (Generations: Hawkeye) comes the next macabre obsession for fans of The Walking Dead and The Road!

Ice Cream Man, Vol. 1 Delivers Chills, Thrills, and Kills

Writer W. Maxwell Prince, artist Martín Morazzo, and colorist Chris O’Halloran team up for Ice Cream Man, Vol. 1: Rainbow Sprinkles this June. The trade paperback will collect issues #1-4 of the ongoing series.

Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, addiction, musical fantasy…there’s a flavor for everyone’s misery.

Ice Cream Man is a genre-defying comic book series, featuring disparate “one-shot” tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man—a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers—lickety split!—can change the course of your life forever.

Ice Cream Man, Vol. 1: Rainbow Sprinkles (Diamond code: APR180546, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0675-2) arrives in comic shops Wednesday, June 20th and bookstores Tuesday, June 26th.

Ice Cream Man #2 Sells Out and Heads Back for a New Printing

Image Comics has announced that the second issue of Ice Cream Man, from W. Maxwell Prince and Martín Morazzo, has been fast-tracked for a second printing in order to keep up with overwhelming customer demand.

Each issue of Ice Cream Man serves up its own flavor of misery, and through them all runs the ribbon of fudge that is the Ice Cream Man: a friend, a foe, and a purveyor of sweet treats.

Ice Cream Man #2, 2nd printing (Diamond code: JAN188318), as well as Ice Cream Man #3, Cover A by series artists Morazzo and O’Halloran (Diamond code: JAN180752) and Cover B by Mike Shea (Diamond code: JAN180753), will be available Wednesday, March 21st. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, February 26th.

Ice Cream Man #1 Gets a Second Printing

Image Comics is thrilled to announce that the debut issue of W. Maxwell Prince and Martín Morazzo’s genre-defying anthology series Ice Cream Man is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with overwhelming customer demand.

Each installment of Ice Cream Man features its own cast of strange characters, each dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man: a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. The man who, with a snap of his fingers—lickety split!—can change the course of your life forever.

Ice Cream Man #1, 2nd printing (Diamond code: DEC178074 ) will be available Wednesday, February 14th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 22nd.

Review: Ice Cream Man #1

Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, drug addiction, musical fantasy…there’s a flavor for everyone’s misery.

Ice Cream Man is a genre-defying comic book series featuring disparate “one-shot” tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man-a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers-lickety split!-can change the course of your life forever.

The concept of Ice Cream Man sounded interesting in the lead up to the first issue. A series of one-shot comics tied together through a character with Twilight Zone like twists. Ice Cream Man #1 lives up to its concept but the execution for this first issue leaves a bit to be desired.

Parents are missing and it’s up to two detectives to figure out why. There’s a deadly spider and… a werewolf?! It’s all very weird and there’s a lot thrown at there that never quite pays off. Writer W. Maxwell Prince never really ties things together well into a coherent narrative and what’s presented is predictable, none of it too interesting or exciting. I expected a Tales From the Crypt meets Twilight Zone but instead we get a watered down horror story with concepts that never pay off and scares that never are conjured.

There seems to be a bit about a werewolf and while there’s a reveal, it’s just kind of left out there. The spider story would be more interesting if presented a bit different. Two detectives are introduced but by the end of the comic we’re not given enough to care about what happens to either. The ideas are great, it’s just how things are presented that falls short. It’s possible with more issues some of what I had troubles with will be diminished but the first issue shouldn’t have to rely on future issues like this. There’s entire plot points that are thrown out there and left hanging which creates frustration and leaves readers scratching their head.

The art by Martin Morazzo and Chris O’Halloran create a sweeter world than the story would have you believe. While the art is decent it never quite clicks to either be so over the top saccharine that it adds to the disturbing horror or create that off sense that leaves us with unease.

Twists that are predictable, concepts that aren’t explored, and characters not given enough development that we should care. Ice Cream Man #1 is a better idea than comic. With some slight tweaks, this would easily be a great horror series, but as is, the comic falls short in story and scares.

Story: W. Maxwell Prince Art: Martin Morazzo, Chris O’Halloran
Story: 6.0 Art: 6.75 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Get Multiple Scoops with Ice Cream Man Starting this January from Image

Writer W. Maxwell Prince teams up with artist Martín Morazzo and colorist Chris O’Halloran for Ice Cream Man, a genre-defying series of disparate one-shots arriving this January.

Gather round the neighborhood ice cream truck for these tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man—a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers—lickety split!—can change the course of your life forever.

Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, drug addiction, musical fantasy…there’s a flavor for everyone’s misery.

Ice Cream Man #1, Cover A by series artists Morazzo and O’Halloran (Diamond code: NOV170652) and Cover B by Frazer Irving (Diamond code: NOV170653), hits comic book stores Wednesday, January 17th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, December 25th.

Preview: The Electric Sublime

The Electric Sublime

W. Maxwell Prince (w) • Martín Morazzo (a & c)

“Art is anything you can get away with… destroy it all.” Welcome to THE ELECTRIC SUBLIME–where art history, madness, and expression meet in a Pollock-splatter of thrilling crime adventure! When a mysterious change in the composition of a famous painting begins poisoning the minds of its spectators, Margot Breslin–director of the Bureau of Artistic Integrity–must pull famed “art detective” Arthur Brut out of a mental institution and back into the insanity that sent him there in the first place.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-866-3

Preview: The Electric Sublime #3 (of 4)

The Electric Sublime #3 (of 4)

W. Maxwell Prince (w) • Martin Morazzo (a & c)

“The only sane response to imperfection is to destroy the imperfect thing…”

While Margot investigates the most recent art crime, Arthur and Manny dive into a familiar painting to visit an old friend. And at the institute, in a blank white room, Dylan sketches something horrific.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: The Electric Sublime #2 (of 4)

The Electric Sublime #2 (of 4)

W. Maxwell Prince (w) • Martin Morazzo (a & c)

“There are a million ways of seeing…” Trapped Inside the Mona Lisa with Manny and Arthur, Margot learns the impossible rules of The Electric Sublime.  Meanwhile, a mass suicide raises questions about the connection between art, the men in white, and the winking ideogram. This year’s most topsy turvy series continues in an issue full of blood, sweat, and paint splatter.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: The Electric Sublime #1 (of 4)

The Electric Sublime #1 (of 4)

W. Maxwell Prince (w) • Martin Morazzo (a & c)

“Art is anything you can get away with… destroy it all.” Welcome to THE ELECTRIC SUBLIME—where art history, madness, and expression meet in a Pollock-splatter of thrilling crime adventure! When a mysterious change in the composition of a famous painting begins poisoning the minds of its spectators, Margot Breslin—director of the Bureau of Artistic Integrity—must pull famed “art detective” Arthur Brut out of a mental institution and back into the insanity that sent him there in the first place. Featuring a treasure trove of classical works, under-the-radar art, and a seven-foot talking mannequin, this is comics, imitating art, imitating life.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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