Roland is a down-on-his-luck space gambler and card cheat. With a large debt to pay off, he is forced to serve on the casino/prison spaceship, Lost Vegas. So far he has served five years as a servant busing tables and working for tips. Since he does not want to work at Lost Vegas forever, Roland has other plans. He hopes to escape Lost Vegas by cheating money from the casino and buying a ship. He also has help from a few friends: Ink, a telepathic, black goo alien; Rinny, the Lost Vegas mechanic; and Loria, a Lost Vegas card dealer. Equipped with a holographic collar so he can blend into Lost Vegas’s gambling crowd, Roland has all the cards to make the perfect getaway.
This week, Stephen and Matthew were expecting Sex from Image Comics, but instead, find themselves in Lost Vegas.
“With LOST VEGAS, Jim McCann and Janet K. Lee go from Dapper Men to a scruffy outer-space gambler in a series with roulette wheels and aliens a-plenty that’s part Star Wars, part Ocean’s Eleven and all intergalactically awesome. Just go ahead and beam me up now.”– Brian Truitt, USA Today
What’s next in Mind the Gap from Image Comics? The publisher sent Major Spoilers a preview of the upcoming issue by Jim McCann, Sonia Oback and Rodin Esquejo.
As my interest in capes and tights continues to wane, I’m drawn toward smaller publishers and their offerings. Not wanting to jump into the middle of a series, I’m looking at new series, including this week’s Mind the Gap from Image Comics.
Elle Peterssen is young, wealthy, and beautiful — and there is a reason someone tried to kill her. Only, Elle doesn’t remember any of this. MIND THE GAP, the new Image Comics series by the Eisner Award-winning writer Jim McCann (The Dapper Men) debuting on May 2, is a mystery with a paranormal twist. Elle, in a spirit form detached from her comatose body, must not only unravel the mystery of her attacker’s identity and motive but her entire life as well.
Archaia sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Return of the Dapper Men that arrives in stores on November 17, 2010.
Archaia has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming Return of the Dapper Men graphic novel from Jim McCann and Janet Lee.
Archaia has unveiled the final cover to the Return of the Dapper Man all ages book by Jim McCann and Janet Lee. Todd Klein designed the final cover.
RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN (hardcover, full color, 128 pages, 9.5” x 11”, $24.95) is a visually stunning fairy tale that combines steampunk with fantasy and science fiction with Renaissance style. Together, McCann and Lee have created a world where J. M. Barrie, Lewis Carroll and Maurice Sendak meet Jim Henson and Tim Burton—all sharply dressed in a pin-stripe suit and a dapper bowler hat!
Marvel has announced that New Avengers: The Reunion #2, and Wolverine #1 have both sold out at the distributor level.
On New Avengers: The Reunion #2:
The fan favorite duo writer Jim McCann and artist David Lopez join together to bring Ronin and Mockingbird back together during Dark Reignâ€¦but things aren’t going as they planned! Somewhere there is a ticking bomb and time is running out! Can the two settle their differences before an entire city blows to pieces? The answers start here!
And for Wolverine: Weapon X #1, Marvel says:
Jason Aaron and artist Ron Garney craft a tale of mystery and intrigue that presents the most dangerous X-Man as you have never seen him before! As if Loganâ€™s past couldnâ€™t haunt him even more, someone from Weapon X is out creating killers based on his image! But when the deadly Wolverine discovers this shocking truth, will anyone survive the backlash? Donâ€™t miss Garneyâ€™s stylish interior artwork on the cover of this highly anticipated second printing variant!
Wolverine fans will be able to get a reprint of the first issue beginning April 29, 2009. But for now, New Avengers: The Reunion readers will have to wait to see if this issue goes back to press. Otherwise, wait until May 6, 2009, when issue #3 arrives in stores. Both issues feature the $3.99 cover price.
This issue: There’s a new nightmare in town, but at least he didn’t kill Kitty Genovese. Logan suffers from a premature release. The Bartons ain’t the Bartons anymore. Plus: A League with in a League? Controversy among the Spoilerites? Dogs playing poker? Also, two guys get a restraining order from one ‘Eel O’Brien’ on this, the 88th consecutive string of running jokes and pop culture detritus (Ancient Chinese Secret, huh?) The Major Spoilers Podcast is on the air!
Show Notes after the Jump!
Mockingbird is back and after escaping Skrull captivity arrives home just in time to deal with Dark Reign.Â Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of New Avengers: Reunion #1, which explores the relationship between Ronin and Mockingbird.