Marvel is trying to tempt readers to the Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited service once again by offering up Agents of Atlas #0 and Agents of Atlas #1 for free.
Collecting three new-reader friendly short stories from Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust, Dark Reign: New Nation and Agents of Atlas #7, all written by critically-acclaimed scribe Jeff Parker, youâ€™ll get the answers to your questions! Who are the Agents of Atlas? What role did they play in Secret Invasion? Whatâ€™s their new mission during Dark Reign? And just whatâ€™s it like to take a peek inside the mind of the enigmatic Mr. Lao?
The link to Agents of Atlas #0 can be found here, while you can read Agents of Atlas #1 right here.
(San Diego, December 15, 2008)Â Eisner Award- and Horror Guild-nominated writer/artist/gadfly Ben Templesmith has built a cult following for his humorous storytelling and edgy artwork for graphic novels, including 30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood,Gentleman Corpse, and, more recently, Welcome to Hoxford.
In December, IDW Publishing introduces another comic in the Wormwood seriesâ€”Wormwood, Gentleman Corpse: Down the Pub, One-Shot. Templesmith introduces two little-known tales from Wormwoodâ€™s past previously unpublished in comic book format, as well as an all-new story.Â The book features 29 pages of beer-stained art and story.
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It’s been announced that Artemis Fowl creator and writer Eoin Colfer is writing a sixth book for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series.
Before his 2001 death, Adams had stated that he wanted to write a sixth book, â€œto finish Hitchhiker on a slightly more upbeat note.â€ The Salmon of Doubt, a collection of essays, short stories, and letters by Adams and other writers, was published in 2002.
Even though fans think they know Douglas Adams, I really have misgivings about this announcement.Â While Colfer says this will be the best thing he’s ever written, I was not all that impressed with the first Artemis book, and unless And Another Thing… is using notes and plot points from Adams’ notes, I’ll probably not be adding this to my collection.
What about you?
IDW Publishing has announced it will be collecting the three-issue mini-series Snaked into a trade paperback.
Written by Clifford Meth, with art by Rufus Dayglo, Snaked tells the story of Bill Timmons, who is born with scales and a latent ability for bloody outburst… but when Timmons makes it to the high-profile political scene, he finds out who the *real* snakes are.
The trade will also include the original short stories that were inspired by the series and illustrated by Dave Cockrum.Â If you are a fan of comics that are turned into movies, you might want to snag this trade for reading soon, as it has been picked up by Elysium Film.
via IDW Publishing
DC has announced a couple of changes that may alter your buying habits in the coming months.
First up is All Star Batman & Robin that has issues 11 and 12 being resolicited at a future date with current orders being canceled.Â As good as the last couple of issues have been, I can’t remember when I held that previous issue in my hand, and it wouldn’t surprise me if we don’t see these hit the stands for another eight months.
The second change is an art issue as one of the short stories scheduled to appear in House of Mystery #3 by Bernie Wrightson is being bumped to future issue.Â Replacing that story will be one featuring art by Sean Murphy.
via DC Comics