Chris Roberson’s Sovereign is a series of epic fantasy short comics based in a world which once knew gods, demons, and magic, and to which all three are returning. The first story follows a group of masked undertakers called the Luminari traveling to Khend. The second story takes place in Khend where their ruler has recently died and the right of succession is in question. The last story follows another group of travelers called Lothranists also heading to Khend. Each short comic is a snapshot of Sovereign’s vast world, giving the reader three different perspectives.
Curse is the story of Laney Griffin, a former college football prospect in pursuit of a bounty on the mysterious mass murderer plaguing his town. The money from the bounty is for his sick son who needs expensive treatment to live. However, Laney finds out his bounty is a 300 year old werewolf named Anton. While Laney has the werewolf imprisoned at his home, the townpeople suspect something is up with Laney. The local sheriff and Laney’s sister-in-law, Nora Hughes, believes Laney is the killer, since she tried to pin the murder of Laney’s wife on him in the past.
The crew of Serenity are back in an all new comic book series. In the vein of other “Whedon-verse” properties such as Buffy and Angel, the television show Firefly finds new life at Dark Horse Comics. Taking place after their movie Serenity, Malcolm Reynolds and his crew are on the run from the Alliance. With some key members of his crew gone, Mal struggles to keep his ship flying and his crew fed, finding refuge wherever they can. Along their journey they will encounter friends and foes, both old and new, while doing everything they can to survive in the
Bob Fingerman’s slice of life comic Minimum Wage returns to Image Comics. Inspired by real-life events, the comic’s protagonist, Rob, is a twenty-five year old freelance artist working for a porno magazine in the city. After a pending divorce from his wife, Sylvia, Rob moves in with this mother. With the help of his friends, Rob tackles issues of love, money and job security. His dissatisfaction with his place in life is a refreshing take on the struggles of our modern society.
The town of Weeville California has been overrun by giant bugs for over fifty years. They infect the town’s underground through their dug tunnels. Weeville’s solution: send a bunch of kids small enough to fit into the tunnels to kill them. They are called Juice Squeezers, a group of children trained as giant bug exterminators. There are currently six members of the Juice Squeezers: Lizzie, Morko, Buddy, Charlie, Patton and their team leader, Eric. When a new family, the Farnburgers, moves into town, the Juice Squeezers are charged with protecting them from bug attacks. With the Juice Squeezers working so
Diamond Select Toys showcased their new Minimates figures coming in 2014. Expanding their Minimates brand, the new lines will not only feature comic book characters but also Minimates from popular television shows and movies. Like previous release, most of the new Minimates will come in packages of two figures or four figures. Two figure packages will retail at $9.99 while the four figure packages will retail at $19.99.
Major Spoilers staff writer, Kevin Mak is at Toy Fair 2014, and filed this report on what Bandai has in store for all of us.
Charlie Northern is a London detective working for Scotland Yard. A chronic smoker and ex Catholic, one day he is visited by his old friend, Cardinal Marcel LeClair. His friend sends Charlie to the Vatican to investigate the death of Cardinal William Richleau, a person of interest in Northern’s past and second in line to be Pope. However something is not right with his investigations. From the botched crime scene to Richleau’s mysterious fall from a window, Northern knows there are things the Vatican is hiding from him.
The Midas Flesh is a science fiction comic that builds its story around ancient Greek mythology. Fatima and her space crew are looking for a lost forbidden planet called Earth. On this alternate Earth, King Midas of mythology has turned the entire planet into gold. Fatima and her crew are trying to figure out the source of this power so they can harness it to combat their nemesis, the Federation. However, the Federation has discovered Fatima’s ship and secretly sending people to stop her.
World renown OLYMPUS agent, Jack Steele, is dead, killed by a sniper while chasing down his nemesis, Marcus Dannikor. With Dannikor planning something big, OLYMPUS is forced to enlist the help of Jack Steele’s illegitimate children, Vin Darlington, Kiken Kaze, Saalinge M’Chumba, Leandros Antonio Caliestas, and Miss Lordley. Each of Jack’s children posess a unique set of skills, secretly trained over the years by OLYPMUS. Is this group of inexperienced recruits ready for the field , or will they fail to stop Dannikor’s nefarious plans?
Drumhellar is a colorfully bizarre comic series that follows Drum Hellar, a paranormal detective driven by visions towards a small town in South Dakota. With his ghostly sidekick Harold to guide him, Drum encounters strange beings like zombies, werewolves, fiends, and ghosts, in his psychedelic travels. Each new mystery offers a surprising twist from Drumhellar’s creators Riley Rossmo and Alex Link.
Saga is the tale of Alana and Marko, two lovers from warring worlds—Landfall and its moon, Wreath. Their baby, Hazel, narrates their journeys through a war torn galaxy. Along the way, the family is joined by Izabel, a ghost babysitter, and Marko’s mother, Klara. It is a Romeo and Juliet space opera, filled with unique characters and fascinating scenery. The series blends elements of science fiction and fantasy, with a hint of politics and humanism. After escaping the clutches of mercenary Freelancers looking to kill them, the group arrives at Quietus and meet Alana’s idol, D. Oswald Heist.
David Reid is a Day Man, a human who works for the Virgo vampire family to carry out various duties during the day. He does everything and anything the Virgos tell him to do, from simple missions like cleaning up vampire messes and paying off people to more difficult tasks like fighting other vampires. So far, after only five months, David is enjoying himself. However, with war looming between his family and another vampire family the Ramses, David is about to find out what it takes to be a true Day Man.