Archive for January 31st, 2012
HoundComics on Jan 31, 2012
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So many new comics are coming out, I’m getting jittery! Last we left off M3, our protagonist had stumbled into a room with a dead man and a shotgun to her head. What goes down next is amazing! Issue #4 of M3 is a spectacular display of continuing story lines, beautifully drawn art, and constantly developing characters. If you have not picked up an issue of M3 to read, get on it!! Hound Comics is extremely proud to publish this title.
Also coming soon, a brand new special edition of Brimstone and the Borderhounds…. Luscious: Rikers Island! Luscious finds himself all locked up, but who’s really in danger here? Will Luscious make it a day without his bucket of chicken?! Find out in this explosive and amazing story!
Also coming up is the newest issue of Brimstone and the Borderhounds, Brotherly Love! What happens when Brim is faced with a hard decision? How is going to come and help save the day? What happened that made a brothers’ bond shatter? Will any of these questions be answered?? Find out when Brotherly Love hits shelves!
Check out these titles and more at Hound Comics!
StephenJondrew on Jan 31, 2012
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BERKELEY, CA — FATALE, the critically lauded horror crime noir by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, continues its overwhelming popularity as its much-anticipated second issue has sold out at the distribution level before it is even in stores. FATALE #1 also sold out, despite a generous overprinting, and a second printing of that issue — which also has sold out — will be on the shelves on the same day that FATALE #2 hits shelves, February 1. FATALE #2 has also gone back to press, and its second printing will be in stores on February 22.
FATALE tells the story of Nicolas Lash, a modern-day reporter who stumbles on a secret that leads him down the darkest path imaginable… to a seductive woman named Jo. She’s been on the run since 1935, entangled with a mobster who may be a monstrous immortal demon. As the stories of all the doomed men who have encountered Jo rise to the surface, Lash realizes that he too is caught in a deadly web. In addition to a riveting epic that blends noir and horror, each issue of FATALE also includes an essay on the history of horror of by renowned literary historian Jess Nevins.
Reviews for FATALE #1 have hailed it as another superlative work by the creative team of Brubaker and Phillips.
“FATALE is just as good as you were hoping it might be…” writes Weekly Comic Book Review. “Brubaker and Phillips can do no wrong.”
“FATALE is dark, sexy, discomforting, and above all, one hell of a read,” proclaims Multiversity. “Brubaker and Phillips have proven themselves to be two of the strongest collaborators in the industry time and time again.”
And Trouble with Comics writes, “FATALE #1 is exactly the sort of comic readers need; an engrossing story, superbly illustrated, sharply written and with enough substance and ancillary material to justify the cover price.”
FATALE #1 and #2, 32-page full-color noir horror comic books priced at $3.50 each, are on sale from February 1 until supplies run out. A third printing of FATALE #1 (NOV118214) and a second printing of FATALE #2 (NOV118215) are available to order now, and will go on sale February 22.
StephenJondrew on Jan 31, 2012
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January 31, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – A fundamentalist Islamic terrorist codenamed The Iron Muslim, the world’s leading for-profit deity ScienTHORlogy, and Captain American Idol, a reality TV star thawed out from the 1940s: Avengefuls Assemble! This April BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston parodies The Avengers in four one-shots that anticipate the biggest movie release this summer! No, we’re not talking about Step Up 4…
Each one-shot will be released on one of the four Wednesdays leading up to THE AVENGERS’ big screen release on May 4th: first up, on April 11th, is THE AVENGEFULS drawn by Joshua Covey, followed the next week on April 18th with THE IRON MUSLIM drawn by Bryan Turner. The week after, April 25th, sees the release of CAPTAIN AMERICAN IDOL, penciled by Chris Haley, with the final title, SCIENTHORLOGY, shipping on May 2nd drawn by the great Bronze Age Batman artist Michael Netzer!
Each issue comes with a special Hembeck (yep, that Hembeck!) retailer order incentive.
“Rich Johnston takes us on a raucous ride through politics, fanaticism and the healing power of Hollywood and no one is spared,” says Ross Richie, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BOOM! Studios. “Expect his typical irreverent personality, along with a big dollop of black humor and some scathing satire. This one’s not for the feint of heart!”
“It’s very flattering when someone calls you up and asks you to write for them. It’s even better when they actually let you write. And when you go past your deadline, not to start screaming,” Rich Johnston said. “Many people ask me how to break into comics. Now I can tell them, write a gossip column about comics for twenty years and then they’ll let you write four of them. I don’t know what BOOM! is thinking. My only conclusion is that they think by employing me, I’ll drop that story about Ross Richie being found unconscious in the backroom of a Tijuana strip joint with three budgerigars that had to be removed surgically. Come to think of it, it might actually work.”
“I don’t want to have anything to do with this,” said Matt Gagnon, BOOM!’s Editor-in-Chief.
THE AVENGEFULS #1: Can The Hoff assemble this rag-tag group together into a team ready to face Earth’s greatest threats? Well, he better, because that’s why we’re making this comic! Written by Rich Johnston (yeah, him again) and drawn by Joshua Covey with a cover by Mark Stafford. The Avengefuls ships on April 11th with a Diamond order code of FEB12 0845.
IRON MUSLIM #1: Trapped in a warzone, Al Stark has an epiphany: “Americans are a superstitious and cowardly lot. I shall become a Muslim!” Al, newly inspired, takes his jihad to New York City, and a showdown with a Freedom Fighter who resembles a certain Caped Crusader… THE IRON MUSLIM is written by Rich Johnston (search us!) and drawn by Bryan Turner with a cover by Mark Stafford, shipping on April 18th with a Diamond order code of FEB12 0849.
CAPTAIN AMERICAN IDOL #1: During World War II, Captain American was America’s #1 entertainer, thrilling audiences stateside and on the front lines — until a Komikaze attack on his show seemingly took him away forever. But now, a TV talent show looking for fresh blood instead finds the Captain’s frozen body. Written by Rich Johnston (no, really!), drawn by Chris Haley with a cover by Mark Stafford, CAPTAIN AMERICAN IDOL ships on April 25th with a Diamond order code of FEB12 0847.
SCIENTHORLOGY #1: Norse (& comic book) legend says Thor is the son of Odin. But what if he was really the spawn of alien overlords who harness volcanoes for ammunition for their intergalactic war and inspire a sci-fi writer to create a church? What if that church was created to deal with the fallout of that war and recruits movie stars to aid their cause? Written by Rich Johnston (yeah, we couldn’t find anyone else) and drawn by the great Bronze Age talent Michael Netzer (Batman, Marvel Team-Up), featuring a cover by Mark Stafford, SCIENTHORLOGY ships on May 2nd with a Diamond order code of FEB12 0851.