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Hickman Goes EAST OF WEST in March

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Hickman Goes EAST OF WEST in March

The world is ending. Humanity’s final judgment is at hand, and the only hope for us is in the harbingers of our destruction: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

This March, the new Image Comics series EAST OF WEST, a dystopian western by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta, will cast readers into broken future where the world’s most powerful men and women are working together to manufacture the end of the Earth.

“East of West is a story about that feeling we’re experiencing collectively right now, as a society, that the world is in a bit of a spiral,” said Hickman in an interview at Previews World. “You know, the end times are imminent and we all hate each other too much to come together and solve our problems…. And then, in the face of all that despair and gloom, somehow there is still hope. That’s East of West.”

The Four Horseman aren’t exactly Biblical — Hickman describes them as “scary adolescents,” and their goal is to take a series of actions that will eventually domino into apocalypse. In the face of this, the question of who will stand against them is one of the many mysteries and shocking revelations of EAST OF WEST.

Hickman’s collaborator, artist Dragotta, whom Hickman calls “Probably the most expressive artist I’ve had the pleasure of working with,” has also worked with him on Marvel’s Fantastic Four and FF. His intricate pages capture dusty wastelands and cramped cityscapes, as well as the varied inhabitants of EAST OF WEST’s apocalyptic world.

EAST OF WEST is a full-color, ongoing series starting on March 27, 2013. Issue #1 (JAN130468) and #2 (FEB130440) are available for pre-order now in the January issue of Previews. A promotional poster will arrive in comic book stores




ARCANA PR: FCBD’s The Steam Engines of Oz – First look!

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ARCANA PR: FCBD's The Steam Engines of Oz - First look!

VANCOUVER (Feb 11, 2013) – Arcana Comics is debuting The Steam Engines of Oz on Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2013. We’re very excited about this year’s FCBD event and we hope you’ll see why when you see the pages below!

To add to the excitement, FCBD is actually just the beginning for The Steam Engines of Oz. In June, we will be releasing The Steam Engines of Oz issue 1, which we think you’ll love as much as we do… Be sure not to let your FCBD experience end with May 4th… Pick up issue 1 in June, Issue 2 in July, Issue 3 in August, and let’s keep the story rolling! If fans enjoy our exploits of Victoria Wright and her group of friends wandering the future of Oz, we’ll keep making them!

The Steam Engines of Oz FCBD is still available for retailers to order for their stores, so be sure to ask them about it! Diamond Previews code JAN130018 (FCBD 2013 STEAM ENGINES OF OZ).

And now for a look at the artwork from the Steam Engines of Oz! Don’t the pencils alone sell you on the book? Just wait until you see the same pages in full, glorious color…




#157 – Fanboy Buzz – Everyone Discusses Issues Together

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This episode Chris Ferrell begins his Fanboy Buzz fill-in quest as we discuss how the Comics Code Authority may not have been as good-hearted as it once sounded, how the latest Walking Dead episode destroyed basic cable ratings and how Geoff Johns is leaving Green Lantern. After we discuss the Walking Dead mid season premiere (ugh) we’ll go into Issue to Issue and review Avengers #5, Harbinger #0 and Phantom Stranger #5. Tell us what you think at 239-244-2899 and leave us a voicemail or tweet @fanboybuzz.com!

Genre: Comic Book Podcast | Updates: Often | Duration: 60 minutes | Subscribe: RSS Feed




THE BIONIC MAN VS. THE BIONIC WOMAN #2(OF 5) Review

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THE BIONIC MAN VS. THE BIONIC WOMAN #2(OF 5)

Rating: 4/5
Publisher Name: Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Keith Champagne
Pencils: Jose Luis
Number of Pages: 32
Price: 3.99
Color: Color
Safety Content Label: T+ TEENS AND UP – Appropriate for most readers 13 and up, parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.

Publisher’s Blurb:
ARTIFICIAL (Part 2): With Steve Austin missing and feared dead, Oscar Goldman coerces Jamie Sommers back into the OSI to track him down. Each step Jamie takes brings her closer to the serial killer known as Trench– and a bionic showdown that will shake the pillars of Heaven.

Reviewer’s Comments:
I’m loving the Bionic Woman series and while I haven’t yet read the Bionic Man series, I love the idea of putting them both together in a mini-series. That’s twice the fun, twice the action, and twice the ass kicking!

In this issue, Jamie is summoned and learns that Steve is missing. She decides to go out and find him. Picking up his trail she meets an agent, finds a heart that has been ripped out of another agent, and gets her butt whooped by a hulk sized bionic man.

Does Jamie find Steve? Who’s this crazy monstrousity of a bionic man and who’s behind all of this? You’ll have to keep on reading.

I’m enjoying this mini-series the creative team is doing an impressive job. The plot scripting the and the artwork go hand in hand for an amazing story.

 




Talon #4 Review

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Talon #4

Rating: 4/5
Publisher Name: DC Comics
Writer: Scott Snyder & James T Tynion IV
Pencils: Guillem March
Number of Pages: 32
Price: 2.99
Color: Color
Safety Content Label: T+ TEENS AND UP – Appropriate for most readers 13 and up, parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.

Publisher’s Blurb:
Talon’s secret history in Manhattan is explored while Calvin Rose searches for an important figure from his past.
Plus, what is the mysterious organization that has ties to Talon?

Reviewer’s Comments:
The Talon series keeps getting better with each issue and this issue things get even more interesting.

Talon strikes at the Owl’s money and meets another ‘talon’ who has gone through the process that for the most part makes the Talons hard to kill. Later on in the story, Calvin is reunited with Sarah and her daughter and learns that Sarah is also battling the Court of Owls with her own secret organization.

With their cages rattled, the court decides to awaken a Talon who even puts the fear into the court and was known as “The Butcher” to go after Calvin.
Needless to say The Butcher lives up to his name as he is immensely formidable. It takes almost everything that Calvin and his allies got to take down this monstrosity of a Talon. Safe and sound, Calvin decides to take Sarah and her daughter back to Gotham City. Has Calvin seen the last of the The Butcher?

As I’ve said before this series is fantastic. I’m enjoying the writing and the artwork. I think the plot is very intriguing. I look forward to what’s in store for the rogue Talon from the creative team. And I think you should too.






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