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James Tynion IV and Fernando Blanco’s W0rldtr33 cover revealed

Image Comics has revealed the eerily-toned cover artwork that will set the vibe for the highly anticipated series W0rldtr33 from bestselling writer James Tynion IV and his Razorblades collaborator artist Fernando Blanco. First teased in the pages of the Image! 30th anniversary anthology, this riveting new thriller is set to launch in April.

In 1999, Gabriel, Amanda, Liam, Yoshi, and Darren discovered what they dubbed the Undernet—a secret architecture beneath the internet. They charted their exploration of the Undernet on a private message board called W0rldtr33. Then they lost control. And unleashed unimaginable horrors.

W0rldtr33 #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 12:

  • Cover A by Blanco – Diamond Code FEB230015
  • Cover B by Aja – Diamond Code FEB230016
  • Cover C (1:10 copy incentive) by Jenny Frison – Diamond Code FEB230017
  • Cover D (1:25 copy incentive) by Bill Sienkiewicz – Diamond Code FEB230018
  • Cover E (1:50 copy incentive) by Zu Orzu – Diamond Code FEB230019
  • Cover F (1:100 copy incentive) by Alvaro Martinez Bueno – Diamond Code FEB230020
W0rldtr33

Preview: The Harbinger #8

The Harbinger #8

Written by COLLIN KELLY, JACKSON LANZING
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Colors by RICO RENZI
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover B by ZU ORZU
Pre-order Cover by CASPAR WIJNGAARD
On sale MAY 25th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

Psiot City is at war!

A version of Peter Stanchek stands on both sides of the battle. It’s Harbinger vs. Renegade in the grand finale of THE HARBINGER, and only one version of Peter can remain…

The Harbinger #8

Preview: The Harbinger #8

The Harbinger #8

Written by COLLIN KELLY, JACKSON LANZING
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Colors by RICO RENZI
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover B by ZU ORZU
Pre-order Cover by CASPAR WIJNGAARD
On sale MAY 25th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

Psiot City is at war!

A version of Peter Stanchek stands on both sides of the battle. It’s Harbinger vs. Renegade in the grand finale of THE HARBINGER, and only one version of Peter can remain…

The Harbinger #8

Preview: Ninjak #3

NINJAK #3

By JEFF PARKER, JAVIER PULIDO
Cover A by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Cover B by ALITHA MARTINEZ
Pre-order Cover by ZU ORZU
On sale SEPTEMBER 15th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

The critically-acclaimed team of JEFF PARKER and JAVIER PULIDO continue their globe-trotting adventure with Valiant’s top superspy… and the secret behind Ninjak’s mysterious enemies is revealed!

One look at Pulido’s pages and you’ll see why NINJAK is one of 2021’s most talked-about comics.

NINJAK #3

Preview: Ninjak #3

NINJAK #3

By JEFF PARKER, JAVIER PULIDO
Cover A by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Cover B by ALITHA MARTINEZ
Pre-order Cover by ZU ORZU
On sale SEPTEMBER 15th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

The critically-acclaimed team of JEFF PARKER and JAVIER PULIDO continue their globe-trotting adventure with Valiant’s top superspy… and the secret behind Ninjak’s mysterious enemies is revealed!

One look at Pulido’s pages and you’ll see why NINJAK is one of 2021’s most talked-about comics.

NINJAK #3

Preview: Psi-Lords #8

PSI-LORDS #8

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Letters by DAVE SHARPE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by STACEY LEE
Cover C by ZU ORZU
Preorder Cover by SCOTT FORBES
On sale JANUARY 8 | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

Our cosmic heroes face a terrible choice… as one of the Quartet pays the ultimate price!

PSI-LORDS #8

Review: Punk Mambo #5

Punk Mambo #5

In Punk Mambo #5, Punk Mambo’s final boss battle pits her against an enemy who has stolen phenomenal powers. There’s no way she can win!

In this spellbinding series finale, can Punk Mambo make the ultimate sacrifice to repay her debt?

Find out the final fate of this fan-favorite character.

Cullen Bunn, Adam Gorham and Jose Villarrubia bring home Punk Mambo’s first solo series with a bang. Once again there’s a roughness to the art that fits so well within the story. It suits the title character to a T. Gorham and Villarrubia’s visual storytelling allows Bunn to focus on the internal and external voice of Punk Mambo.

A new god of voodoo was created last issue as a man absorbed spirits, ghosts and even the gods of voodoo themselves. This issue sees Punk Mambo walk casually into his lair to punch him right in the face.

Punk Mambo #5 delivers an oddly satisfying sequence. The comic’s steeped in the magical powers of Mambo and her adversary through some sweeping double-page spreads and vivid pastel coloring. The pace of the story isn’t slow, but nothing feels rushed. The frenetic pace is reminiscent of the music genre that Punk Mambo (very likely) enjoys so much. It’s fast, exciting and exactly as long as it needs to be. The mystical nature of the sequence allows the artistic team to really let loose and play with layouts and colors. It feels like being swept along in a riptide. In a sense you are, as the half dozen or so pages whip by.

Punk Mambo #5 balances the mystical battle with a lovely (sadly) implied fistfight and then a conclusion that ties up some of the character growth that Mambo has gone through this series. There’s the somewhat obligatory lines that open the story for further installments, when in another Punk Mambo series or as a guest in others down the road (Shadowman, maybe?), but that doesn’t take away from how brilliant the series has been from start to finish.

If anything, it gives me hope that we’ll get more of the character sooner than later.

Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Adam Gorham
Colours: Jose Villarrubia Letters: Dave Sharpe
Story: 9.2 Art: 9.2 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Punk Mambo #5 (of 5)

PUNK MAMBO #5 (of 5)

Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Colors by JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA
Letters by DAVE SHARPE
Cover A by DAN BRERETON
Cover B by ZU ORZU
Cover C by CRIS DELARA
Pre-Order Edition by ADAM GORHAM with MICHAEL GARLAND
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 14th

Punk Mambo’s final boss battle pits her against an enemy who has stolen phenomenal powers—there’s no way she can win!

In this spellbinding series finale, can Punk Mambo make the ultimate sacrifice to repay her debt?

Find out the final fate of this fan-favorite character.

PUNK MAMBO #5

Valiant Announces the Doctor Mirage #1-5 Preorder Bundle

Valiant has announced the Doctor Mirage #1-5 Preorder Edition Bundle, the latest in the publisher’s initiative to allow readers to order a complete story arc or an entire run of a limited series in advance. Each Doctor Mirage Preorder Edition issue will feature a cover drawn by a talented lineup of artists, including Jeff Dekal, Zu OrzuTula LotayVanesa R. Del Rey, and Dan Brereton, plus contain an extra eight pages of bonus material.

Written by Magdalene Visaggio and illustrated by Nick Robles, the Bundle is available to preorder now at local comic book shops by the final order cutoff (FOC) date of Monday, August 5th. Issue #1 is set to debut on Wednesday, August 28th.

In Doctor Mirage, paranormal expert Doctor Shan Fong Mirage was born with the ability to see and speak to the dead—an ability that has mysteriously stopped working. Have her powers failed or is something far more sinister at work?

Released monthly from August 2019 through November 2019, each 40-page issue comes packed with cool extras—including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, character designs, and cover galleries—that can’t be found anywhere else. Each issue is priced at $3.99, the same price as the regular-edition copies!

DOCTOR MIRAGE #1

Written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO
Art by NICK ROBLES
Cover A by PHILIP TAN (JUN192002)
Cover B by ROBERTA INGRANATA (JUN192003)
Cover C by NICK ROBLES (JUN192004)
Haunted Variant Cover by MJ KIM (JUN192005)
Also available BLANK COVER (JUN192006)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 28th (FOC – AUGUST 23rd)

DOCTOR MIRAGE #1-5 PREORDER EDITION BUNDLE

Written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO
Art by NICK ROBLES
Covers by JEFF DEKAL (Issue #1: JUN192007), ZU ORZU, TULA LOTAY, VANESA R. DEL REY, DAN BRERETON$3.99 each [5 Issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+ | Issue #1 On Sale AUGUST 28th (FOC – AUGUST 5th)

Review: Punk Mambo #4

Punk Mambo faces off against a sinister sorcerer!

Punk Mambo #4

What does Azaire want with the loa he’s collected in Punk Mambo #4?

Mambo reaches deep into her bag of tricks to level the playing field. Sex magic may or may not be involved. But voodoo dolls definitely are.

Cullen Bunn, Adam Gorham and Jose Villarrubia (writer, art and colours respectively) once again come together to deliver a comic that is far more than the sum of its parts. There’s a roughness to the art at points that suits the character and the part of the story you’ll notice it incredibly well; Gorham and Villarrubia’s visual story telling allows Bunn to focus on the internal and external voice of Punk Mambo.

Last issue saw Punk Mambo confront the series villain before being viciously beaten as her magical abilities were temporarily drained. Although she gave as good as she got, numbers got the best of her – at least until her magic returned.

This issue sees her recovering from that beating, and examining the effects it had on her both physically and mentally. It’s during this introspective sequence we learn more about the character we (well, at least I) knew before. Glimmers of her past are revealed across a page of art and a few pages of narration that book ends said visual flashbacks. What I enjoyed most about the way the flashback was told is that it doesn’t interrupt the flow of the story (it’s actually pretty integral to the following scene), though it’s marred a little by the insinuation of a far more tragic past for Mambo.

Punk Mambo #4 reveals the motivation for the series villain, which is an oddly pedestrian cliche when you really boil it down, but Bunn frames it well enough that I really didn’t care. I was, and remain, far more interested in how the title character is responding to said villain than the revelation of the villain’s endgame.

The issue pulls the threads of the series together in a way that sets up a what should be a satisfying conclusion to the story.

Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Adam Gorham
Colours: Jose Villarrubia Letters: Dave Sharpe
Story: 9.2 Art: 9.2 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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