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Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino Launch Primordial in September

Green Arrow, Old Man Logan, and Eisner Award-winning Gideon Falls’ creative team Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino will reunite for an all-new, upcoming six-issue miniseries titled, Primordial. This mind-bending sci-fi/Cold War thriller mashup will launch from Image Comics this September.

Primordial reveals to readers that In 1957, the USSR launched the dog, Laika, into Earth’s orbit. Two years later, the USA responded with two monkeys, Able and Baker. These animals never returned. But, unbeknownst to everyone, they did not die in orbit…they were taken. And now they are coming home.

Primordial #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 15:

  • Cover A by Sorrentino – Diamond Code JUL210009   
  • Cover B by Christian Ward – Diamond Code JUL210010
  • Cover C by Dustin Nguyen – Diamond Code JUL210011
  • Cover D by Yuko Shimizu – Diamond Code JUL210012 
  • Cover E blank – Diamond Code JUL210013
  • Cover F (1:25) virgin incentive copy – Diamond Code JUL210014
  • Cover G (1:50) raw virgin B&W incentive copy – Diamond Code JUL210015
  • Cover H (1:75) Moon Footprint incentive copy – Diamond Code JUL210016 
  • Cover I (1:100) incentive copy by Lemire – Diamond Code JUL210017
Primordial #1

Get a First Look at EVE #1 from Victor LaValle, Jo Mi-Gyeong, Brittany Peer, and AndWorld Design

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at EVE #1, a brand new five-issue original series from award-winning author Victor LaValle and rising star artist Jo Mi-Gyeong, with colorist Brittany Peer and letterer AndWorld Design, about a dangerous journey across a future dystopian America to save the world, available on May 5, 2021.

When the ice caps melted, most of humanity was lost to the hidden disease that was released. Now, a mysterious girl named Eve has awoken in secret and must deal with a world that’s nothing like the virtual reality she was raised in. In order to save her real father, Eve must embark on a deadly quest across the country, but she has no idea of the threats that await her — or the price she will pay to restore life to a dying planet…

EVE #1 features main cover art by artist Ario Anindito and variant covers by famed illustrator Yuko Shimizu and acclaimed artist InHyuk Lee.

EVE #1

Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong Take Us on a Journey Across a Dystopian America to Save the World in EVE

BOOM! Studios has announced EVE, a brand new five-issue original series from award-winning author Victor LaValle and rising star artist Jo Mi-Gyeong about a dangerous journey across a future dystopian America to save the world, available in May 2021.

When the ice caps melted, most of humanity was lost to the hidden disease that was released. Now, a mysterious girl named Eve has awoken in secret and must deal with a world that’s nothing like the virtual reality she was raised in. In order to save her father, Eve must embark on a deadly quest across the country, but she has no idea of the threats that await her – or the price she will pay to restore life to a dying planet…

EVE #1 features main cover art by artist Ario Anindito and variant covers by famed illustrator Yuko Shimizu, and acclaimed artist InHyuk Lee

Kent Williams, Jim Woodring, The Balbusso Twins, and Beehive Books Present Illustrated Editions of Classic Books on Kickstarter

Award-winning painter Kent Williams, legendary Frank cartoonist Jim Woodring, and the renowned Italian illustrators known as the Balbusso Twins are collaborating with Beehive Books to create lush, new illustrated editions of literary classics and forgotten gems. Having previously released six award-winning volumes with acclaimed artists Rebekka Dunlap, Brecht Evens, Dave McKean, Paul Pope, Yuko Shimizu, and Bill Sienkiewicz, Beehive Books is returning to Kickstarter with a new campaign to crowdfund three new volumes of Illuminated Editions, the company’s distinctive line of book art editions of literary classics.   

Beehive Books’s Illuminated Editions features some of the finest talents in contemporary art, singular design sensibilities, the highest production values, and a special emphasis on comics and graphic art. Each Illuminated Edition  also features original essays from luminaries of literature, art and film, including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham 

The three new titles run the gamut: one beloved classic Roaring Twenties tale of extravagance and excess, one chilling compendium of spectral Japanese folktales, and one unjustly obscure work of mind bending visionary science fiction.

The new books in the Illuminated Editions line are:

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald, illustrated by the Balbusso Twins
Featuring an introduction by Nathan Robinson.

The Italian illustrators known as the Balbusso Twins are taking on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY, bringing out the richness and satire and sorrow that suffuses this saga of wealth and corruption and decadence and love. Their modern illustration style highlights the incredible relevance of Fitzgerald’s story, which has only seemed to increase over time. Their illustrations bring us into Gatsby’s world ― but they also bring Gatsby into ours. 

KWAIDAN & SHADOWINGS by Lafcadio Hearn, illustrated by Kent Williams
Featuring an introduction by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, a foreword by writer Kyoko Yoshida, and an essay by Bon Koizumi.

The great painter and multimedia artist Kent Williams is depicting the supernatural Japanese stories of Lafcadio Hearn, originally published in his books KWAIDAN and SHADOWINGS. These books are full of ghost stories, nightmares and strange tales ― of possessed forests, of monks tormented by demons and ghosts, of corpse brides, man-eating goblins, and undead samurai. 

KWAIDAN & SHADOWINGS

 A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS by David Lindsay, illustrated by Jim Woodring
Featuring an introduction by Alan Moore.

Visionary cartoonist Jim Woodring has chosen to illustrate an unclassifiable 1920 novel by the legendary British writer David Lindsay. A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS is a baffling amalgam of mysticism, science fiction, sexual politics, and outrageous fantasy, and stands as one of the greatest works of sustained, untrammeled imagination ever achieved. Woodring’s drawings capture the writhing currents of interacting forces that lie beneath the wonderfully arcane prose. 

The Illuminated Editions books come in three print editions: a slipcase hardcover, a signed and numbered edition, and a sketched and lettered edition. All nine titles in this series are available through the latest campaign and each title also comes as a DRM-free digital PDF, which is included along with every print edition.

The standard Illuminated Editions is an oversize 9×12″ hardcover, bound in sewn signatures, and housed in an elaborately embossed and debossed die-cut slipcase, silk-screened or foil-stamped with artwork. The interior is printed on creamy, acid-free heavy-weight 140gsm uncoated paper with a fine tooth, and each edition includes a minimum of ten full page illustrations, along with numerous spot drawings, illuminated letters, and special design pieces. The entire package is designed by Maëlle Doliveux with a restrained graphic boldness, and an unparalleled eye for beauty, clarity and readability. These editions have been honored with a number of awards and prizes, winning multiple Communication Arts Design Competitions, several Bronze and Silver Cubes from the Art Director’s Club, and three nominations for the Locus Awards. 

ECCC 2019: Dark Horse and DC Collide

Dark Horse Comics and DC Publishing present the ultimate superhero crossover event of 2019 in Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of JusticeBlack Hammerco-creator Jeff Lemire and artist Michael Walsh join forces to bring the heroes of Metropolis to the Black Hammer Farm! Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1 features covers by Michael Walsh, Andrea Sorrentino with colors by Dave Stewart, Yanick Paquette with colors by Dave Stewart, Yuko Shimizu, and Jeff Lemire with colors by Dave Stewart.

In Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice, a strange man arrives simultaneously on the Black Hammer Farm and in Metropolis. Both worlds are warped as Starro attacks! Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Superman, and more crossover with Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, and the rest of the Black Hammer gang!

The first issue of Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice (of five) goes on sale July 10, 2019.

Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice

Preview: Highest House TP

Highest House TP

(W) Mike Carey (A) Peter Gross (CA) Yuko Shimizu
In Shops: Nov 28, 2018
SRP: $24.99

To be born a slave is in fact not a fatality. And facts can be changed. In the country of Ossaniul, there is a fortress that is as disproportionate as it is inaccessible: the Highest House. Its masters, the noble family of Aldercrest, reign over a veritable army of slaves. At the bottom of the ladder, young Moth performs the most thankless tasks and has little hope of living past childhood. Until the day he meets Obsidian, a mysterious prisoner of the House who whispers to him in his sleep. If Moth does what he asks, Obsidian will give him fortune and glory. And there’s every indication that Obsidian can make good on his promises. Will Moth accept the offer?

Through a subtle alternate history, The Highest House takes us to a fictional country reminiscent of the Balkan kingdoms of the 16th century. Mike Carey and Peter Gross (Lucifer, The Unwritten) draw from this context a captivating fantasy narrative that reflects on the human soul, the corrupting power of slavery, and the inequalities of class, all from the different perspectives of the House’s many inhabitants. Both immediate and timeless, Highest House is a multifaceted fantasy sure to stay with readers long after the final page has turned.

From the creators of The Unwritten, twice nominated for a Hugo Award!

Preview: Barbarella #12

Barbarella #12

writer: Mike Carey
artist: Kenan Yarar, Jorge Fornés
covers: Yuko Shimizu (A), Jim Mahfood (B), Scott Morse (C), Eric Shanowar (D), Kenan Yarar (E-Sub)
Yuko Shimizu (RI-Virgin), Scott Morse (RI-B/W), Jim Mahfood (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

“A Place Called Overkill” The event horizon of a black hole is a bad spot to have your ship break down — especially if the breakdown isn’t an accident. But who wants Barbarella dead? And why have they chosen to bury her so very, very deep?

Preview: The Highest House #6 (of 6)

The Highest House #6 (of 6)

Mike Carey (w) • Peter Gross (a) • Yuko Shimizu (c)

The creators behind The Unwritten, Mike Carey and Peter Gross, bring their latest masterpiece to a stunning conclusion! A slave boy named Moth has made a pact with a powerful entity called Obsidian that promises advancement and happiness. Clearly, Obsidian has a hidden agenda, but Moth has ambitions and plans of his own. But which one will emerge triumphant?

FC • 32 pages • 8 1/2” x 11” • $4.99

Preview: The Highest House #4 (of 6)

The Highest House #4 (of 6)

Mike Carey (w) • Peter Gross (a) • Yuko Shimizu (c)

The creators behind The Unwritten, Mike Carey and Peter Gross, invite you into The Highest House, the story of a slave boy named Moth, who makes friends with a powerful entity called Obsidian that promises advancement and happiness. Clearly, Obsidian has a hidden agenda, but Moth has ambitions and plans of his own…

FC • 32 pages • 8 1/2” x 11” • $4.99

Preview: The Highest House #3

The Highest House #3

Mike Carey (w) • Peter Gross (a) • Yuko Shimizu (c)

The creators behind The Unwritten, Mike Carey and Peter Gross, invite you into The Highest House—the story of a slave boy named Moth who makes friends with a powerful entity called Obsidian that promises advancement and happiness. Clearly, Obsidian has a hidden agenda, but Moth has ambitions and plans of his own…

FC • 32 pages • 8½ “ x 11” • $4.99

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