Archive for June 7th, 2012
TommyHancock on Jun 7, 2012
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Writer: Jason Chiu and Alex De-Gruchy
In the capital city of Penning, King Hector, the ruler of Gulmakane, has recently fallen very ill, becoming desperate enough to put out the call for a hero to go on a quest – one that will grant the hero the hand of Hector’s daughter, Princess Diane, in marriage. This quest is to retrieve the Elixir of Eternity, a fabled vial of liquid said to grant an eternal life to whoever drank it. The quest is accepted by Roland Morgaine, a much-admired hero. But Roland is actually a ruthless liar and murderer who has manipulated his reputation over the years as a means to gain power. Hector has no idea that Roland – with the help of a gullible maid at the King’s castle – is actually the one behind his illness, slowly poisoning him so that Hector would want the Elixir of Eternity, a quest that Roland would accept and which would allow him to marry Princess Diane and become a prince.
I am not without gripes, however. Not that I have many. In fact, I have exactly two, one is very small and easy to overcome, the other is dependent on the buyer. First the smaller one. There were a couple times when dialogue balloons would be coming from the wrong spot. It was distracting, to be honest, but it happened only twice, and very early in the book and I was able to overlook it by the time I got past it. The relative gripe for me would be the price. The comic was very good, but the price to me is a bit steep. You can get comics at the same page count for a little more than half the price.
Bottom line(Cause Stonecold said so): With both of those gripes, I still give The Elixir a 4/5, because every other aspect of the comic is executed as well as I can picture it being executed. If you’re in the market for something fresh and got a little extra change in your pocket, this is a very good read.
StephenJondrew on Jun 7, 2012
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Welcome to Pax Utopia In AVENGERS VS X-MEN #6!
The all-powerful Phoenix Force has found not one, but FIVE hosts and in Avengers VS. X-Men #6 – their mission is clear, remake the Marvel Universe in their image. Kicking off the world changing second act of the comic book event of the year, the blockbuster team of Jonathan Hickman and Olivier Coipel show fans just what Pax Utopia looks like through the eyes of Cyclops, Emma Frost, Namor, Colossus & Magik! How will Earths Mightiest and the other X-Men respond to this new development? And what role will the Scarlet Witch play once she enters the conflict? Find out in Avengers vs. X-Men #6!
Here comes the pain as all your favorite super heroes enter the battle-and only one team will emerge victorious! Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime comic event in, Avengers VS X-Men #6, on sale now in comic shops everywhere, on the Marvel Comics app http://www.marvel.com/marvelcomicsapp , and the all-new Marvel Comics Webstore http://comicstore.marvel.com/Avengers-vs-X-Men/comics-collection/309 !
Which team will reign supreme? Join the conversation on Twitter with #AvX https://twitter.com/#!/search/avx> !
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #6 (MAY120637)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Variant covers by NICK BRADSHAW & OLIVIER COIPEL
FOC – 6/11/12, On-Sale – 7/4/12
StephenJondrew on Jun 7, 2012
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THE WORLD BLEEDS!
DRACULA WORLD ORDER IS HERE!
ALL STAR CAST OF ARTISTS JOIN WRITER IAN BRILL TO BRING DRACULA BACK TO LIFE
*Tonci Zonjic, Rahsan Ekedal, Declan Shalvey, and Gabriel Hardman bring you Dracula like you’ve never seen him before! *
*Available in select retail stores and exclusively on comiXology*
June 8th 2012 – Los Angeles – When Ian Brill set out to write a new vision of Dracula, he called on some of the greatest talents in comics to bring it to life —Tonci Zonjic (WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?), Rahsan Ekedal (ECHOES, SOLOMN KANE), Declan Shalvey (THUNDERBOLTS, 28 DAYS LATER), and Gabriel Hardman (HULK, BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES). This June 13th, comic fans everywhere can find DRACULA WORLD ORDER at select retailers across the North America and exclusively worldwide digitally on comiXology across their entire platform including iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the web.
Following in the foot steps of Sam Humphries’ OUR LOVE IS REAL and SACRIFICE, Ian Brill’s DRACULA WORLD ORDER is self-published by the author and is offered digitally on comiXology while at the same time a very limited 300 copy print run will be available from these retailers:
· 4 Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
· Beach Ball Comics in Anaheim, CA
· The Beguiling in Toronto, Canada
· Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka and Pasadena, CA
· Comix Experience in San Francisco, CA
· Desert Island in Brooklyn, NY
· Laughing Ogre Comics in Lansdowne, VA, Fairfax, VA and Columbus, OH
· Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, CA
· Midtown Comics in New York City, NY
· Speeding Bullet Comics in Norman, OK
· It can also be purchased online from Things From Another World ( http://www.tfaw.com).
Featuring an all star cast of today’s best artists and written by Ian Brill, DRACULA WORLD ORDER tells the story of how the greatest villain of all, Count Dracula, takes advantage of a world on the brink of economic collapse. In a world where the top 1% of the population are vampires, the rest of the human race are prisoners…or the 1%’s next meal. Dracula’s own son Alexandru leads the 99% in rebellion against the Vampire elite – in a battle that will leave you breathless.
Within four startling chapters Tonci Zonjic (WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?), Rahsan Ekedal (ECHOES, SOLOMN KANE), Declan Shalvey (THUNDERBOLTS, 28 DAYS LATER), and Gabriel Hardman (HULK, BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) bring their amazing talents to Brill’s story. With Zonjic, Jordie Bellaire (BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, FANTASTIC FOUR), and Stephen Downer (DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS, DRACULA THE UNCONQUERED) bring searing color art, with the amazing Josh Krach lettering the book. All of this under an amazing cover by Shalvey and Bellaire.
Advance praise for DRACULA WORLD ORDER:
“This would be incredibly cool even if it didn’t have some of my favorite artists working! Brill is making one of those books that get me excited about comics, and I would like to read a lot more of this. Read DWO and spread the word, this is the real deal!” says Jeff Parker, writer of HULK and THUNDERBOLTS.
Brill will be celebrating the release of DRACULA WORLD ORDER is dual signings on the release date. He will be at Beach Ball Comics in Anaheim, CA from 12-2 and Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka, CA from 5-8.
Learn more at HTTP://WWW.DRACULAWORLDORDER.COM