Digital Webbing has released the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in December 2007. BloodRayne: Automaton by Kevin Melrose, Andre Coelho Covers by Jeremy Roberts, Kody Chamberlain After the shocking revelations of RED BLOOD RUN, BloodRayne and a rag-tag group of Brimstone Society members set off in search of the mystical item that may save them from destruction. But two things stand in their way: a seemingly impenetrable tower … and the automaton.
Or – “That Cover Looks Really Familiar…” That right there is an “Oh, $#!+” moment… If you were around in 1985-1986, you may remember the sheer scope and breathtaking change that the original Crisis On Infinite Earths heralded. This was staid and steady DC here, the company known for the status quo, and infinite variations on a theme (Kryptonian renegades from the Phantom Zone! The Joker has committed crimes that start with J, then O, then K, but where will he strike next?) and even the shock value of Supergirl’s death could be one-upped by the sacrifice of a FOUNDING
Or – “The Cover That Launched A Thousand Blogs…” The irony of the entire Hentai Controversy is that Heroes for Hire probably needed the press. The adventures of Jean Grey’s ex-roommate, her samurai sidekick, two Spider-Man villains, (one of whom talks to bugs) a new mysterious-tough-girl-in-spandex, and perhaps the greatest character of Marvel’s Bronze Age aren’t exactly burning up the charts, sales-wise. Indeed, orders at the store (Gatekeeper Hobbies, Huntoon & Gage, Topeka! Ask us about our chock-full 3 For A Dollar Bin!) have more than tripled due to the World War Hulk crossover, and there’s a pretty good chance
Hear ye! Hear ye! The Hulk be smashing he way through Manhattan this week in World War Hulk #4. While we can’t bring you the blow by blow action, Marvel has graciously provided us with previews of their other titles arriving this week. In this installment MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS 1, MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: TREASURE ISLAND 4, NEW X-MEN 42, PENANCE: RELENTLESS 1,SPIDER-MAN/RED SONJA 2, TERROR, INC. 2, WOLVERINE: ORIGINS 17, WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE 4, WORLD WAR HULK: GAMMA CORPS 3.
Hear ye! Hear ye! The Hulk is smashing his way through Manhattan this week in World War Hulk #4. While we can’t bring you the blow by blow action, Marvel has graciously provided us with previews of its other titles arriving this week. In this installment ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST – QUASAR 3, AVENGERS CLASSIC 4, CAPTAIN AMERICA 30, IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN 12, JACK KIRBY’S GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS 6, MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR 28, MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS 16, MARVEL ADVENTURES TWO-IN-ONE 3.
Or – “Thank Whatever Supreme Being There Is This Series Isn’t Weekly Anymore…” So. Batman has chosen his team, leaning heavily on experienced and powerful heroes, the ones with the most seasoning, but also those who have worked with him previously. Katana, the Martian Manhunter, Metamorpho and Grace have jumped through his hoops, but Grace and I think that he made at least one mistake in his selection process, and she’s more likely than I am to twist off his World’s Greatest Detective Limbs and beat him about his pointy-cowled head. Batman may be a smart man, but I’m seriously
For a dead guy Steve Rogers is sure making the rounds in the Marvel U. In the Chosen, David Morrell of Rambo fame, tells the tale of Corporal James Newman’s life as a soldier in Afghanistan who ends up getting a little help from Captain America. I’m not sure if it is supposed to be part of regular continuity or not (it seems to be a Marvel Knights tale), but if the sudden appearance of Cap to a soldier having a crisis is a clue, it wouldn’t surprise me at all to find out Mr. Newman ends up wearing the
This October Zenescope Entertainment will be reprinting the first three issues of the popular Grimm Fairy Tales series. I think I’ve described the series as a cross between the real gory Grimm tales, and The Twilight Zone. Although things have taken an interesting turn in the most recent issue, the first three issues are really stellar. To make these reprints stand out, Zenescope will pack the issues with Editor’s Extras, which feature extra artwork, sketches, character designs and new covers. Take the jump for a preview of the Al Rio cover for issue #1.
Wes Molebash has some video promos of his web comic You’ll Have That. God, I love that comic. Even though the promo has low production value, it’s the joke that makes me laugh and reminds me why it is one of the sites I must visit each day. [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=h-wYxWKeVN0[/youtube] via You’ll Have That
Or – “I’d Rather Be With Someone For The Wrong Reasons Than Alone For The Right.” Loners, as a concept, is troublesome. I’ve harped on it before, but having a superhero comic on the premise of NOT BEING a superhero kind of defeats the entire purpose, forcing the writers to jump through all sorts of hoops to give us a good story. Since comic books are, essentially, all second act with no finale (the better to make Batman last for 70 years) the creators of this title has bitten off a pretty big chunk that may not swallow easy. Previous
Where else are you going to find a lobster fighting a gorilla? From Lobster Johnson #1 by Mike Mignola and Jason Armstrong. I totally loved this issue that harkens back to the pulp adventures of Doc Savage, the Shadow, and Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher. Love it, love it, love it. And it isn’t a one shot, we’re getting five issues of Lobster Johnson goodness in The Iron Prometheus. Hopefully everyone will go out and buy this series so Mike and Dark Horse will make more. And yes, I’m aware this panel is from last week, but I just got my
Dark Horse Comics has sent Major Spoilers the solicitation information and cover images for titles shipping in December 2007. Take the jump for the complete list that includes all the Indiana Jones you could want in one volume, Mike Mignola goodness, everyone’s favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and Faith too), lots of Conan, and Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars!