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The Monster Hunt is Underway in Wolvenheart

Mad Cave Studios has announced that Wolvenheart issues #1-7 are being collected into a trade paperback! From writer Mark London, with art and colors by Alejandro Giraldo, and letters by Miguel Angel Zapata, Wolvenheart is for fans who love Doctor Who, Castlevania, Penny Dreadful, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!

Led by the legendary professor Van Helsing, Wolvenheart is an organization dedicated to monitoring anomalies in the space-time continuum. After the group is infiltrated and decimated by a cabal of history’s most infamous villains, led by the most notorious serial killer of the 16th century, Elizabeth Bathory, monster hunter Sterling Cross winds up trapped in an alternate reality where his only choice is to fight his way through time and change the course of history.

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Mad Cave Spotlights What’s Coming in a Showcase May 15

The current pandemic has canceled or postponed conventions around the world leaving comic publishers finding new ways to promote and reveal what’s coming soon for comic fans. Mad Cave Studios has announced the “Mad Cave Showcase” taking place on Friday, May 15th from 12pm to 5pm. The even will be hosted by Jazz Stone.

Join Mad Cave and an all-star line-up of special guests – including acclaimed writers Christopher Sebela (Shanghai Red, Crowded), Matthew Erman (Bonding, Long Lost), as they discuss new projects from within the Cave. Also joining is a bevy of industry veterans to discuss the state of comics. But the fun doesn’t end there, famed artist, Liana Kangas (She Said Destroy) will be doing a live drawing and taking questions.

In an effort to help support Comic Book Retailers around the country, Mad Cave will be promoting and accepting donations throughout the event for Mad Cave’s Go Fund Me Relief Fund for U.S Comic Book Retailers. If you are a comic book retailer interested in taking part in the relief effort, please reach out to contact@madcavestudios.com for more information.

Mad Cave Showcase’s full schedule of events will be as follows:

12 PM EST

  • Welcome to the Show
  • Interview with the writer of Savage Bastards, David Galiano
  • Interview with the writer of Battlecats, Wolvenheart, and more, Mark London
  • Live Giveaway

1 pm EST

  • Interview with Mad Cave’s new editorial members; Steenz, Erica Schultz and Michael Moccio
  • Interview with Christopher Sebela and David Stoll to discuss an all-new project
  • Interview with Matthew Erman and Shelby Criswell to discuss an all-new project

2 pm EST

  • Live drawing with Liana Kangas

3 pm EST

  • State of the industry discussion w/ Chris Arrant & Chris Fernandez
  • Mad Cave Studios Product Showcase

4 pm EST

New comic book teasers and what to expect for the rest of the year

  • 2020 Mad Cave Talent Search discussion and details
  • Live Giveaway
  • Live Q+A
  • Goodbye and thanks for joining us

Read Wolvenheart #1 for FREE!

Wolvenheart is an organization dedicated to monitoring anomalies in the space-time continuum. After the group is infiltrated and decimated, their most prolific monster slayer Sterling Cross fight his way through time and change the course of history.

Written by Mark London with art by Alejandro Giraldo, and lettering by Miguel Angel Zapata, Wolvernheart is published by Mad Cave Studios.

Read the first issue below and pick up the series to help support the publisher, creators, and comic shops!

Purchase: Mad CaveAmazon/KindlecomiXologyTFAW

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Mad Cave Studios Delays Two Titles Due to COVID-19

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With concerns being raised in the comic industry, publishers are stepping up to do what they can to help the situation.

Mad Cave Studios has announced they’re delaying two upcoming titles that were to debut soon. Stargazer #1 will debut in August and Dry Foot #1 will debut in September.

Read Mad Cave’s Publisher Chris Fernandez‘s letter to retailers and fans below.

Dear comic book retailers and fans,

Mad Cave Studios recognizes how important each of you are to the industry. We have been keeping an eye on the current situation with COVID-19 and working closely with our partners to see how we can adjust in order to help the community in any way we can.

Taking everything into consideration, Mad Cave has decided to delay two upcoming titles until the crisis we are currently experiencing has subsided. This means that Stargazer #1 will be delayed until August and Dry Foot #1 will be delayed until September. We feel that this is the best decision we can make in order to not put any added pressure on comic book retailers for the time being.

Titles like Wolvenheart, Savage Bastards, Over the Ropes, Hellfighter Quin, and Battelcats: Tales of Valderia will move forward as scheduled seeing as those orders have been placed and paid for. Mad Cave will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and update everyone accordingly.

During this unprecedented time in our history, it is more important than ever that we all support each other as much as possible.

In the meantime, please be on the lookout for a major announcement from us NOT related to new comics. If you have any questions or wish to speak with us directly, please contact Manny Castellanos, Mad Cave’s Director of Sales and Retailer Relations Manager.

Sincerely,
Chris Fernandez
Publisher
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Review: Wolvenheart #1

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Wolvenheart #1 feels like a lot of things thrown together. There’s a little Castlevania in there mixed with some Doctor Who, some Time Cop, and a dash of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The concept is simple, a group travels throughout time protecting it from monsters.

Written by Mark London, the comic is a decent debut. There’s some enjoyable about the world and characters though nothing jumps out as truly exciting. Though published by Mad Cave Studios, there’s a Zenescope quality about the story and characters.

We get a lot of foreshadowing and future dread as we learn about the characters and world. And here and there we get some action as well. There’s a bit of a police procedural about it as well as a body is found outside of a town that needs investigation. It’s all good but nothing really great.

The visuals by Alejandro Giraldo with lettering by Miguel Angel Zapata are good. There’s a double page spread that’s fantastic and really stands out as the highlight of the issue. The designs of the characters are solid with each having a distinct personality and enough detail to tell a bit of their story.

Wolvenheart #1 is a fun debut. It isn’t absolutely amazing but if you’re into this sort of concept, it’s well worth picking up and checking out. There’s something there with the setup and Castlevania meets Doctor Who mashup. With the basics out of the way, here’s hoping future issues deliver a little more excitement.

Story: Mark London Art: Alejandro Giraldo
Letterer: Miguel Angel Zapata
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Mad Cave Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #99

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Chrononauts: Futureshock #1, Chrononauts: Futureshock #2, Chrononauts: Futureshock #3, Chrononauts: Futureshock #4 (Image Comics) – The latest from Millarworld is a new volume of Chrononauts, his time travel series. All issues are being released the same day which is interesting as far distribution and we’re intrigued to see how the series holds up this way…. and sales down the road.

Basketful of Heads #1 (DC Comics/Hill House Comics) – The comic line by writer Joe Hill kicks off! The horror focused line (and this series) seems like a perfect match for the Halloween season and we’re always excited for more comics by Joe Hill.

Bloodshot (2019) #2 (Valiant) – The trailer for next year’s film is out and if you want to hop on the bandwagon, this is a good series to start with.

Excalibur #1 (Marvel) – The X-Men dip into the fantasy genre.

Fantastic Four: Grand Design #1 (Marvel) – The X-Men version of this was a lot of fun and compacted their history in some easily digestible comics. This is more of the same focused on Marvel’s First Family!

Giant Days: As Time Goes By #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Wrapping up the beloved series!

Harleen #2 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – The first issue of the series was interesting in that it cast Harleen Quinn as a profiler in more of a police procedural. It’s a different take and we’re interested in seeing more but still a bit skeptical.

Joker: Killer Smile #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino… yes please!

Last God #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – A new fantasy original series from…. DC!? Yeah, we’re intrigued by this due to the creative team and the publisher.

Marvel Zombies: Resurrection #1 (Marvel) – We’re in the Halloween mood and zombies will help with that. We’re hoping for a new spin on this Marvel favorite property.

Red Goblin: Red Death #1 (Marvel) – It’s a comic we didn’t know we needed and we’re still not sure we do but we’re intrigued. The series is focused on Norman’s time as the Red Goblin that we haven’t seen.

Red Winter #4 (Scout Comics) – We love noir/crime comics and this one has stood out with twists and turns involving the Russian mob… in Russia. An intriguing premise and unique setting has us excited for each issue.

Roku #1 (Valiant) – The villain gets her own series with some “John Wick” style action!

Snow White Zombie Apocalypse (Scout Comics) – It’s Snow White with a zombie apocalypse twist!

Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Death of Superman #1 (DC Comics) – The first “Tales From” knocked it out of the park and seems to be important for the meta story going on at DC. We’re hoping for more of the same with this issue.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #99 (IDW Publishing) – We’re one issue away from the big issue #100! “City at War” rages on.

Vampire State Building #2 (Ablaze) – The first issue was fantastic with a solid vampire premise as they descend upon the Empire State Building where evil has been buried.

Wolvenheart #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – The series sounds like Doctor Who meets Castelvania and that sounds awesome.

Time Travel Meets Horror in Mad Cave’s Victorian Thriller

Mad Cave Studios has announced the all-new series Wolvenheart. Written by Mark London and illustrated by Alejandro Giraldo. Letterer Miguel Zapata rounds out the creative team.

Follow Sterling Cross, the most prolific time traveling, monster slayer in Wolvenheart. Led by the legendary Professor Van Helsing, Wolvenheart is an organization dedicated to monitoring anomalies in the space-time continuum. After the group is infiltrated and decimated by a cabal of history’s most infamous villains, led by the most notorious serial killer of the 16th century, Elizabeth Bathory; Sterling winds up trapped in an alternate reality where his only choice is to fight his way through time and change the course of history. For fans of Dr. Who, Castlevania, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

All of the stories I’ve created and written for Mad Cave are dear to my heart, but Wolvenheart holds its own special place because of my love for the classic movie monsters and, of course, time travel. I also really enjoyed the research necessary for period pieces like this. Each page Alejandro turns in puts a huge smile on my face and I can’t wait to share this story with the world.

Mark London

Wolvenheart is the perfect vehicle for me to reflect on some major influences in my art; like Castlevania and Bloodborne. This book required me to do something different with my style, but the process was very rewarding.

Alejandro Giraldo

This seven-issue series releases on October 30th and is available for pre-order July 26th – August 29th.

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