Topic Page | RSS Feed


Posts tagged "Gail Simone"

Market Monday: Marvel & DC New Releases — April 9, 2014

Batgirl #30, written by Marguerite Bennett

In this issue, after a sinister game gone wrong, Batgirl confronts a supernatural legend risen from the primordial depths: The Midnight Man!

Earth 2 vol. 2: The Tower of Fate TPart by Nicola Scott

In these stories from EARTH 2 #0 and 7-12 and a story from DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #0, the World Army has begun rounding up the Super Heroes of Earth 2, but for what dark purpose? In an attempt to avoid capture, Dr. Fate and Kid Flash find themselves in the magical realm of Nabu, and Wotan seeks Dr. Fate’s assistance…

Earth 2 vol. 3: Battle Cry HC, art by Nicola Scott

The heroes of Earth 2 take on the forces of Steppenwolf and the Hunger Dogs of Apokolips when all hope is lost in these stories from EARTH 2 #13-19,EARTH 2 ANNUAL #1 and EARTH 2 #15.1: DESAAD. Now a new Batman enters the fray, but is he enough to turn the tide and stop Darkseid?

World’s Finest #22, cover by Emanuela Lupacchino

Following their team-up with Batman and Superman, Power Girl and Huntress have some difficult choices ahead. What’s next for the Worlds’ Finest…and what world will they choose?

All-New X-Men #25, includes art by Jill Thompson and Maris Wicks

OVER-SIZED 25th ISSUE! Artist Stuart Immonen is joined by a practical comic book artist hall of fame for this special landmark issue!

~Preview~

All-New Doop #1, colored by Laura Allred

Living in the margins of the X-Men, Doop has freaked out X-Men and readers alike. However, when he gets deeply involved in X-Men business (and in the personal life of Kitty Pryde!), Doop will be thrust into the spotlight. This adventure will prove that Doop is, in fact, the most powerful X-Man! Written by co-creator Peter Milligan (X-FORCE), covers by co-creator Mike Allred (X-FORCE, FF) and innovative interior art by David Lafuente (AVENGERS, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN)!

~Preview~

Captain Marvel #2, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick

Higher, faster, further…. WAR?! Captain Marvel forges towards the final frontier—and is thrown into the frontlines of battle. Can this half-alien survive in an all alien-world? The breakout hit of 2012 makes a glorious return!

~Preview~

Deadpool #27, includes story by Gail Simone, colored by Jordie Bellaire

It’s a Deadpool wedding! That’s right-the day you never dreamed would come has finally arrived … Deadpool is getting MARRIED! First up in this ENORMOUSLY OVERSIZED ISSUE is our the main feature-the biggest wedding since that one guy married that other guy as Deadpool and his mysterious bride tie the knot in a tale by Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, & Mike Hawthorne! THEN, we’ve rounded up EVERY writer to ever pen Wade’s series to celebrate this magical occasion! No self-respecting Poolophile can miss this one! It’s the most important issue 27 in the history of comics!

~Preview~

Infinity Companion HC, includes work by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Sara Pichelli

All roads lead to INFINITY! As the Thunderbolts, S.H.I.E.L.D., the Fearless Defenders, the Superior Spider-Man, Luke Cage’s new Mighty Avengers, Wolverine’s Jean Grey School, the Avengers Academy and more face off against Thanos’ invading hordes on Earth, the war’s second front is fought in deep space - where Spider-Woman and Black Widow plot to rescue Captain Marvel, the Avengers battle the Builders, the new Nova takes on Thanos’ forces with help from the New Warriors and Star-Lord debates betraying the entire universe! Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL (2012) #15-16, THUNDERBOLTS (2012) #13-18, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #18-20, INFINITY: THE HUNT #1-4, MIGHTY AVENGERS (2013) #1-3, NOVA (2013) #8-9, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #3-4, INFINITY: HEIST #1-4, FEARLESS DEFENDERS #10, SECRET AVENGERS (2013) #10-11, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2013) #8-9 and WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN ANNUAL #1.

Market Monday: Marvel & DC March 12, 2014 New Releases

Batgirl #29, written by Gail Simone

Dead before sunrise! Batgirl and the Talon known as Strix race to stop the new villain SILVER, who has ties to I, VAMPIRE star Andrew Bennett!

Smallville Season 11 - Alien #4, cover by Cat Staggs

In this final miniseries issue, Lex Luthor needs help, and there’s only one man for the job. And that man is…Otis? Meanwhile, Clark finally makes contact with S.T.A.R. Labs, and Emil has some information that may make the fight against the Monitor survivable.

~Preview~

Hawkeye #17, colored by Jordie Bellaire

"Rio Bravo" - PART 4. The sense-shattering fallout of the Clint vs. the Clown — Clint Barton has been deafened! With the Barton Brothers this battered and bloodied, surely they’ll make easy pickins for the Bros, right? Bro? Seriously? If we do our jobs right THIS time, this issue will be the Dog Issue of Sign Language issues.

~Preview~

Revolutionary War: Motormouth, colored by Ruth Redmond

Colonel Liger, formerly of the evil organization Mys-Tech, has started working as an agent of MI:13, Mys-Tech’s rival agency. Not everything is as it appears, though - because Liger has just discovered that his old team, The Warheads, are still alive - and nothing’s going to stop him from finding them.

~Preview~

The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #9, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg

The Crime of the Century, Part 3. Boomerang’s been targeted for death. What does The Beetle know about it? Then, is Overdrive a rat for the feds? And where there’s a rat…there’s a cat. Nick Spencer, Steve Lieber and Rachelle Rosenberg continue the sleeper hit of the year.

~Preview~

All-New X-Factor #4, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg

The team takes on their former frenemy, Danger! Brought to you by Serval Industries.

~Preview~

X-Men Legacy #300, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg

In observance of the title’s 300th issue, iconic X-MEN: LEGACY writers Mike Carey, Christos Gage and Simon Spurrier return to tell an all-new tale of the X-Men! Mike Carey brings us a story featuring Professor Xavi-oh wait, he’s dead. Well, Christos Gage has penned a tale involving Rog-nope. She’s dead too. And Simon! There’s Simon Spurrier with a story led by Legion, who-oops. Can’t spoil the ending of X-MEN: LEGACY #24. Well…erm…just read it!

~Preview~

Picks of the Week: February 26th New Releases

Book of the Week

Insufficient Direction by Moyoco Anno

From the pen of internationally renowned comic artist Moyoco Anno, comes a biography of one of the animation world’s biggest and most polarizing names, her husband Hideaki Anno. Long before Hideaki Anno married Moyoco Anno, he was known as the creator of one of the most popular animated works of all time, Neon Genesis Evangelion. But little was known about the author’s personal life. Along came comic artist Moyoco Anno, then came love, then came marriage and then came a comic about how she changed his life. Hopefully for the better.

~Preview~ (Japanese)

Singles of the Week

Samurai Jack Special: Director’s Cut, includes art by Lynne Naylor

BACK TO THE PAST! As the evil demon Aku takes over the ancient world, the fate of the world rests in the hands of a noble samurai warrior. But when Aku blasts him into the future (a future ruled by the shapeshifting demon), Samurai Jack must find a way to return and right the wrongs of the past! This special Director’s Cut reprints the classic adaptation of the first three episodes of Samurai Jack, along with bonus pages and commentary from creator Genndy Tartakovsky and artist Bill Wray!

~Preview~

Superman: Lois Lane one-shot, written by Marguerite Bennett, includes art by Emanuela Lupacchino and Meghan Hetrick

Lois Lane is known for chasing down stories - but what happens when the story is her family? As her father gains more power in the government, Lois’s sister Lucy has become involved with a deadly drug scene! Meanwhile, Lois thought she was rid of the influence of Brainiac, but now she finds that the the computer tyrant of Colu is calling out to her again!

~Preview~

Tomb Raider #1, written by Gail Simone

Superstar writer Gail Simone picks up Lara Croft’s story where the smash hit Tomb Raider game left off-in a new ongoing comics series! Following the game acclaimed for its bold and sophisticated new vision, this series launches Lara Croft on the formative adventures that will change her life forever! The official continuation of Lara Croft’s story! The 2013 video game sold over 3.5 million copies! "Tomb Raider is the quintessential example of a reboot done right."-Gaming Trend

~Preview~

Collection of the Week

Angel & Faith vol. 5: What You Want, Not What You Need TP, art by Rebekah Isaacs

Angel’s quest to restore Giles’s life has entered its last stage. As he and Faith prepare to carry out their task and resurrect an old friend, Season 9’s Big Bads enter the last phase of their own plan to restore balance to earth.

Forgive me fair readers, for this is it for Market “Monday” this week. I have a big project going on at work right now which is just burning through my ADHD meds every day. But if you want to know all about mitigating excessive subcontractor pass-through in cost-reimbursable contracts with civilian government agencies, pull up a chair!

Small Press New Releases: February 19, 2014

Alex + Ada #4, co-written by Sarah Vaughn

Alex makes a decision that will change Ada forever.

~Preview~

Curse #2, colors by Tamra Bonvillain

Laney Griffin has captured the murderer that has been terrorizing his small town, but Anton Chavoy is no ordinary psychopath — he’s a werewolf. As Laney scratches dates off the calendar until the wolf’s return, hoping Anton’s transformation will be the proof that wins him the bounty to finance his son’s leukemia treatment, Laney’s problems continue to mount – he’s the chief suspect in Sheriff Nora Hughes’ pursuit of the town’s murderer. Laney is going to learn the hard way that the CURSE comes at the greatest cost.

~Preview~

Quantum & Woody #8, art by Ming Doyle

CHARGE! Quantum and Woody vs. Magnum Security…for all the marbles! Who would have suspected that Quantum’s employer Mr. Magnum and his private security firm were up to no good? So now the would-be victims of Magnum’s violence and greed rally around our unlikely heroes to protect their heavily fortified, heavily armed mountain town. These colors don’t run!

~Preview~

Red Sonja #7, written by Gail Simone, covers by Amy Reeder and Jenny Frison

Part 1 of a new story arc! Fresh from her ordeals in the Queen of the Plague epic, Sonja is charged with the task of playing bodyguard to Hyborea’s greatest chef, even though seemingly everyone wants him dead! Join us for this unique issue of recipes, culinary technique, and decapitation!

~Preview~

Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #36, art by Debora Carita

Dejah tries to save the young girl that has been placed in her care while a relentless assassin tries to kill them both. The race for survival takes them into the heart of one of the darkest regions of Barsoom where they face a horde of hostile creatures!

~Preview~

The Unwritten: Apocalypse #2, cover by Yuko Shimizu

In the ruins of a post-literary world, Richie and Lizzie go in search of their lost friend Tom Taylor. But to find him, they’ll have to venture into the most dangerous place on Earth: London.

~Preview~

Picks of the Week: February 19th, 2014 New Releases

Book of the Week

On Loving Women by Diane Obomsawin

On Loving Women is an all-new collection of stories by Diane Obomsawin about coming out, first love, and sexual identity. With this work, Obomsawin brings her gaze to bear on subjects closer to home - her friends and lovers’ personal accounts of first realizing they’re gay or first finding love with another woman. Her stripped-down pages use the bare minimum of linework to expressively reveal heartbreak, joy, irritation, and fear. Within these pages, Obomsawin has forged a poignant, powerful narrative that speaks to the difficulties of coming out and the joys of being loved.

~Preview~ (PDF)

Singles of the Week

Harley Quinn #3, co-written and cover by Amanda Conner

It’s Valentine’s Day, and Harley is getting depressed watching happy couples walk by. Will a special gift from Poison Ivy turn things around for Harley?

~Preview~

Teen Titans Go! #2, art by Lea Hernandez

 When Starfire signs the team up for the popular reality show contest, I’ve Got Your Talent Right Here, Robin becomes determined to show the world just how talented the Teen Titans really are! Then, after a fight with Captain Cold, Beast Boy and Robin come down with a cold themselves! Running high fevers and quarantined from the rest of the Titans…the madness begins to set in!

~Preview~

Collection of the Week

Red Sonja vol. 1: Queen of the Plagues TP, written by Gail Simone

Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) gives the iconic fantasy heroine a fresh new attitude!  Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, intends to pay back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect… even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! Who is Dark Annisia, and how has this fearsome warrior accomplished what no god nor demon has been able to do: force Sonja to her knees in surrender? An epic tale of blood, lust, and vengeance, Queen of the Plagues takes Red Sonja from the depths of her own grave to the heights of battlefield glory.

~Preview~ 

Market Monday: Marvel & DC New Releases, February 12, 2014

Batgirl #28, written by Gail Simone

It’s a hazardous reunion between Batgirl and the former Court of Owls assassin Strix as they face off against the lethal new threat known as Silver - the man who knows the secret of Gotham City’s conspiracy of bats!

Smallville Season 11: Alien #3, colored by Cat Staggs

Lex Luthor is determined to bring the Monitor to his knees, but the fight isn’t going his way-even Superman is having trouble with the alien interloper. Meanwhile, back in the USA, Chloe and Lois take a trip to Gotham City to check on a death so mysterious, Batman is having trouble figuring it out!

Deadpool #23, colored by Jordie Bellaire

"Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D." Parts 3 & 4. One helicarrier full of troops… One deadly creature intent on killing them all… A creature…named Deadpool

~Preview~

Marvel Knights: X-Men #4, colored by Cris Peter

All the X-men intended to do was locate two young mutants and keep them from harm’s way. But now, scattered, manipulated and fighting themselves, the X-Men must get their act together and save an entire town! Can the X-Men stand against an army of villains ripped from their own minds?!

~Preview~

Revolutionary War: Death’s Head II #1, colored by Veronica Gandini

Part 4 of “Revolutionary War” The long-awaited return of DEATH’S HEAD — one of the biggest hits of the original Marvel UK! Death’s Head! Death’s Head II! On an adventure together for the first time EVER! What threat could be grave enough to bring these two heroes together from across time? How about the villainous Mys-Tech organization resurfacing with an army?!

~Preview~

Tie-In New Releases: January 22, 2014

Doc Savage #2, art by Bilquis Evely

It is 1949, and Doc Savage and his aides return from an adventure in far off, exotic locales to find danger waiting for them much closer to home. Someone has discovered the location of Doc’s “Crime College,” the hidden hospital where he “cures” prisoners of their criminal tendencies. And Doc faces an impossible situation when forced to choose between the greater good and the life of his own cousin, Patricia Savage.

~Preview~

Legends of Red Sonja #3, written by Gail Simone, Rhianna Pratchett, Leah Moore, and Nicola Scott, art by Naniiebim and Tula Lotay

The prestigeous anthology series continues as the GREY RIDERS continue their quest to hunt and kill Red Sonja, but is she truly guilty of the horrendous crimes she is accused of? Spectacular short stories by Rhianna Pratchett (Tomb Raider), Leah Moore (Damsels, Sherlock Holmes), Nicola Scott (Earth Two, Secret Six), and series regular Gail Simone (Batgirl).

~Preview~

Magic: The Gathering - Theros #4, colors by Joana Lafuente

Dack Fayden remains in THEROS with his new artifact-a powerful gauntlet that holds many secrets. But those secrets may bring trouble to Dack’s doorstep…and the Planeswalker thief will have to face a foe unlike any other.

~Preview~

Star Wars Legacy II #11, co-written by Corinna Bechko, colors by Rachelle Rosenberg

Just who is Ania Solo? Is she a lowly salvage dealer from a backwater planet, as she says, or is she an escaped prisoner and the murderer of an Imperial Knight, as the authorities claim?

~Preview~

Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #34, art by Deborah Carita

In part 2 of 2, Dejah Thoris and her renegade brother, the twisted Kajak Thoris, circle toward their final confrontation. The lives of her entire family hang in the balance as events from the past collide with the present to dictate the future of Helium’s royal family!

~Preview~

X-Files: Conspiracy/Ghostbusters #1, colors by Esther Sanz, cover by Miran Kim

The Conspiracy continues! The Lone Gunmen investigate their first lead, the Ghostbusters. Are they frauds and charlatans, bilking unwitting clients out of money? Or do they have special insight into the afterlife? And how are they connected to the plague that’s poised to wipe out humanity?

~Preview~

Market Monday: Marvel & DC New Releases - January 15, 2014

Batgirl #27, written by Gail Simone

In this tale tying into “GOTHTOPIA,” what kind of sick world pairs up Batgirl and the woman who tried to kill Jim Gordon — Knightfall?!

~Preview~

World’s Finest #19, cover by Emanuela Lupacchino

Desperate times call for desperate measures as Power Girl and Huntress reveal their true origins to this world’s Superman and Batman!

Inhumanity: Superior Spider-Man #1, art by Stephanie Hans

Atitlan has crashed out of the sky into New York City. • In the chaos, the Superior Spider-Man discovers that super powers aren’t all it takes to be Superior.

~Preview~

Revolutionary War: Dark Angel #1, colors by Ruth Redmond

Part 2 of “Revolutionary War” When Shevaun Haldane experiences a troubling vision in Darkmoor Castle, she realizes danger may be coming for the heroes of Marvel UK. With time running out, Shevaun has no choice but to suit up as Dark Angel once again. An adventure that will take fans through the past, present, and future of Marvel UK!

~Preview~

Thor: God of Thunder #17, art by Emanuela Lupacchino

THE GRAND FINALE OF THE ACCURSED! Thor’s desperate tour of the Nine Realms brings him to Midgard, to Earth, where he makes his final stand against Malekith and the dark forces of the Wild Hunt. But what has become of Thor’s newest compatriots, the League of Realms? Who stands revealed as the traitor in their midst? And what bloody victory has Malekith already won?

~Preview~

X-Men Legacy #22, colors by Rachelle Rosenberg

War and death, nations turning against nations…the demonic shade of the deceased Professor Xavier that has been plaguing Legion’s psyche has escaped into the real world. What price will Legion pay to stop him from razing the Earth? And prophesied to stop Legion and imbued with the power she needs to do so, will Young X-Man Blindfold take matters into her own hands and extinguish her first love? One thing’s for sure: as this groundbreaking series races to its conclusion, anything is possible!

~Preview~

Market Monday: DC Comics New Releases — January 8, 2014

Batman: Black & White #5, includes story written by Blair Butler

The Dark Knight’s adventures continue in this latest issue of BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE, featuring stories by superstar teams including Ivan Brandon and Paolo Rivera, Keith Giffen and Javier Pulido, Blair Butler and Chris Weston, Len Wein and Victor Ibanez, and Jimmy Palmiotti and Andrew Robinson!

~Preview~

Earth-2 #19, art by Nicola Scott

Earth 2 is further torn apart as the Parademons of Apokolips arrive to usher in the next wave of terror. Earth 2 will soon be ready for Darkseid, unless Earth 2’s Dark Knight can find a way to stop evil Superman from turning Earth 2 into the New Apokolips! Has Terry Sloan left something behind that can be used against the invasion? What did Jimmy Olson see when he hacked Sloan’s personal files?

~Preview~

(Note: TFAW has a different cover/solicit, but I’m going by the preview from DC’s website)

The Movement #8, written by Gail Simone

Vengeance Moth and Burden are left alone to fight the Graveyard Faction! Only they and Tremor stand can prevent a disaster beneath Coral City!

~Preview~

Smallville Season 11 - Alien #2, cover by Cat Staggs

When Superman revealed himself to the world, he knew some repercussions would be out of his control. He never expected this, though! Meanwhile, Lex Luthor’s trip to Russia brings him face to face with a Monitor-and his own mortality.

Market Monday: November 6th, 2013 New Releases

Book of the Week

image

Look Straight Ahead by Elaine M. Will

Jeremy Knowles is a 17-year-old outcast who dreams of being a great artist. But when he suffers a severe mental breakdown brought on by bullying and other pressures at school, his future is called into question, as is his very existence. Can he survive the experience through the healing power of art? And just what does it mean to be “crazy,” anyway?

Singles of the Week

image

Alex & Ada #1, co-written by Sarah Vaughn

From JONATHAN LUNA (GIRLS, THE SWORD, Spider-Woman, ULTRA) and SARAH VAUGHN (Sparkshooter) comes ALEX + ADA, a sci-fi drama set in the near future. The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But when Ada is dropped into his life, will Alex keep her? This will be JONATHAN LUNA’s return to comics after three years off since the end of THE SWORD!

~Preview~

image

Captain Marvel #17, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, colored by Jordie Bellaire 

THE CAROL CORPS ISSUE! THE special oversized issue to end all oversized issues! In the aftermath of Enemy Within, Carol Danvers must rebuild her memories through the eyes of her biggest fan. Find out why this is such a fan-beloved series! 

~Preview~

image

Legends of Red Sonja #1

Dynamite Entertainment presents a bold new experiment in graphic storytelling, as the biggest female stars in the worlds of prose, television, gaming and comics gather together to tell thrilling stories from the life of Red Sonja, which combine to make up her greatest adventure yet! This issue includes stories by Bram Stoker Award Winner Nancy A. Collins, and beloved Batman scribe, Devin Grayson, all braided together by an epic framing story told by Red Sonja scribe Gail Simone! This book is designed to appeal not just to fans of Sonja, but also the countless readers of these talented writers! [Also includes art by Carla Speed McNeil]

~Preview~

image

Shahrazad #1, written by Kim Hutchinson and Kari Castor, colored by Nei Ruffino

A new heroine rises from the legends of the ancient world. Shahrazad was known for her amazing stories of 1001 Arabian Nights, but now it is time to tell her story! She lives a life unlike anything you could imagine. An existence that spans generations as well as genres. In this new ongoing series, Shahrazad stares into the storms on the horizon with determination, but the forces of nature, and of history, are not to be taken lightly!

Collection of the Week

image

Marvel Firsts Vol. 1: The 1980s, includes work by Mary Jo Duffy, Louise Simonson, and June Brigman, 

Roll up your jacket sleeves, and dust off your Rubik’s Cube as Marvel heads back to the eighties! From Alpha Flight to Zabu, heroes old and new grab the spotlight in their own titles in this first classic collection of the decade’s most dazzling debuts! All your favorites are here—including Dominic Fortune, Captain Universe and the New Mutants—plus Marvel’s first “event” miniseries!

Includes SAGA OF CRYSTAR: CRYSTAL WARRIOR #1 and POWER PACK (1984) #1. 

More new releases under the cut!

Read More

Market “Tuesday”: September 4th, 2013 New Releases

Book of the Week

image

Waluk GN, art by Ana Miralles

Waluk, a young polar bear, wakes to find his mother has left him alone in their icy den. This is the way of polar bears, and now he must fend for himself. But he doesn’t know much about the world. While the other bears raid tourists’ luggage and beg for sardines at a research base, Manitok, a cranky old bear with missing teeth and a bad sense of smell, teaches Waluk about seals, foxes, changing seasons, and - when Manitok is caught in a trap - human beings. The humans, who think they’re acting humanely, plan to put him down, but Waluk rallies the other bumbling polar bears on a rescue mission! An afterword by the author discusses animal habitats and environmental issues.

Singles of the Week

image

Batman: The Dark Knight - The Ventriloquist #23.1, written by Gail Simone

The origin of the Ventriloquist is revealed! One of them has powerful telekinesis and the other is a cold-blooded murderer—but who’s the real dummy in this act?

~Preview~

image

Hit #1, art by Vanesa Del Rey

JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE PROVEN GUILTY…DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE INNOCENT.” WHY WE LOVE IT: We’re suckers for classic film noir, crime comics, and pulp detective novels. We love the secret history of law enforcement in our hometown, Los Angeles. Mostly, we love stories about good men making hard decisions in unforgiving circumstances. WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: HIT is a dark crime drama filled with murderers, rapists, and drug lords…and the men who will stop at nothing to bring them to justice. If you’re a fan of CRIMINAL, PARKER, and TUMOR, then HIT is the series for you. WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Los Angeles. It’s 1955. It’s dark; it’s sexy. It’s dangerous. Everyone has an angle. And while infamous gangster Mickey Cohen rots in a prison cell, Los Angeles ignores the blackest parts of the city’s heart…where clandestine groups of LAPD detectives moonlight as sanctioned hitmen knows as “Hit Squads.

~Preview~

image

Suicide Risk #5, art by Joëlle Jones

Before Leo, before Memento Mori, before Diva…there was Ada Robins. When superpower slinging dealers Jed and Hailey find Adaa kindhearted, if downtrodden mother of twoshe had been watching her life fall apart in slow motion decades now, with no hope of putting it back together. Life having primed her for Jed and Hailey’s Faustian bargain, Ada finds herself at the moral crossroads finally have the freedom from crushing responsibility, or keep her beleaguered family together? And what’s stopping her, if she really thinks about it, from just having…both? A standalone tale perfect for new readers.

~Preview~

Licensed Book of the Week

image

Once Upon A Time: The Shadow of the Queen HC, co-written by Corinna Bechko

Dive into the immersive world of ABC’s Once Upon a Time like never before as Marvel Entertainment and Disney-ABC Television Group are proud to unveil your first look at Mike Del Mundo’s pages to Once Upon a Time: Shadow of the Queen! The first official graphic fiction tie-in to the hit ABC series takes fans deep into the world of Fairy Tale Land, where the fabled storybook characters we all grew up with are real, with the forces of good and evil locked in an epic struggle!

Plotted by series writer & producer Daniel T. Thomsen, co-written by Corinna Bechko (Planet of The Apes), this landmark release fits into the official continuity of Once Upon a Time and features the lush art of Nimit Malavia, Vasilis Lolos, Mike Del Mundo, Mike Henderson and Michael Kaluta.

The Evil Queen has, quite literally, captured the Huntsman’s heart — and now he’s her slave. This is the never-before-told tale behind their twisted relationship — and what happens when a good man is forced to do bad. When Regina cooks up yet another devious plan to capture Snow White — this time by allying with a pack of power-hungry werewolves — the Huntsman comes face-to-face with his past — and an independent spirit in Red Riding Hood that just may match his own. Can these two break free of the forces that bind them and save Snow White? When put to the test, where will the Huntsman’s loyalties lie? Has the Evil Queen stolen his heart in more ways than one?

~Preview~

More new releases under the cut!

Read More

Market Monday: August 28th, 2013 New Releases

This week, I’m going to try and start a thing— to link creators Tumblrs if they have one. I’m thinking of doing this across the board on every post, but I also realize I may drive myself mad in the offing. At any rate, as usual links attached to titles go to some place to buy said book, links attached to creators’ names go to their Tumblr! (And send me the ones I missed!)

Book of the Week

image

Science: A Discovery in Comics by Margreet de Heer

Science: dull or hard to understand? Not if you read this book! The creators of the acclaimed Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics take on a new challenge, and explain the different scientific disciplines in clear, colorful chapters. Who exclaimed “Eureka” and why? Why did Galileo get into a fight with the Church? What happens when you have your DNA tested? All these questions and more are answered in a chronological journey from ancient times to modern Quantum Theory, with creators Margreet and Yiri as your witty guides.

~Preview~

Singles of the Week: Horror Special (apparently)

image

American Vampire Anthology one-shot, includes work by Becky Cloonan and Gail Simone

You are cordially invited to a party-to die for! This special features eight amazing stories set in the world of American Vampire, with “lost tales,” new characters and old favorites. Don’t miss these stories brought to you by series creators Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque, as well as other awesome comics talent like Becky Cloonan (BATMAN), Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon (DAYTRIPPER), Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH), Greg Rucka (The Punisher, BATWOMAN), Gail Simone (BATGIRL) and many more!

~Preview~

image

Damsels: Giant Killer one-shot, co-written by Leah Moore, cover by Chrissie Zullo

Queen Jacquelyn of Villeneuve is a benevolent ruler, a loving mother, a devoted wife, and a woman with a monstrous score to settle. Set more than a century before the events of Damsels, this gigantic one-shot tells the tale of one woman’s quest for ultimate revenge. By sword, or by sorcery, all shall be slain.

~Preview~

image

The Envy one-shot, written by Erica J. Heflin

Jealousy’s a monster in this one-shot, psychological thriller from Erica (Chronographer) Heflin. Young Danielle’s world is forever shattered by David’s beautiful and exotic new girlfriend. When men fall for her charms and Danielle’s BFF becomes ill, she begins to wonder if there is something evil - even monstrous - going on. A special Indie Comics Magazine Presents one-shot!

image

Station to Station one-shot, co-written by Corinna Bechko

Something terrible has happened to the Bay Area. A pipeline explosion has totaled Treasure Island and destroyed the Bay Bridge. At least, that’s the official story… An interdimensional monster has been brought to San Francisco, and only the men responsible can fight it off, but can they resist its brainwashing? From the pages of Dark Horse Presents!

~Preview~ (video)

Collection of the Week

image

Sword of Sorcery vol. 1: Amethyst TP, written by Christy Marx

In these tales from SWORD OF SORCERY #0-8, Amethyst, lost princess of Gemworld, is back-and she has powerful enemies hunting her! But what role will John Constantine play in her destiny? Plus, don’t miss tales of Beowulf and Stalker!

~Preview~

More new releases under the cut!

Read More

Market Monday: July 17th, 2013 New Releases

Firsts of the Week

image

Red Sonja #1, written by Gail Simone, covers by Nicola Scott, Amanda Conner, Fiona Staples, Jenny Frison, and Colleen Doran

THIS IS IT. Red Sonja gets a fresh new attitude by the dream team of writer GAIL SIMONE (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) and artist WALTER GEOVANI (Prophecy, Witchblade), on the book they were born to create. Sonja pays back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect, even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths!

This thrilling new series features covers by the top female artists in the industry, including Nicola Scott, Colleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Fiona Staples, Amanda Conner and more. You do NOT want to miss this re-introduction the She-devil with a Sword!

~Preview~

image

Numbercruncher #1, colored by Jordie Bellaire

From the smash-hit writer behind X-Men Legacy! Dying young, a brilliant Mathematician discovers a way to cheat the terrifying Divine Calculator. He schemes to be endlessly reincarnated in the life of the woman he loves, no matter how often the violent bailiffs of the Karmic Accountancy cut short each life. It falls to one such Karmic agent - the surly Bastard Zane - to put a stop to the time-twisting romance once and for all, before the Mathematician can pull-off his greatest trick and escape Existential Justice forever!

~Preview~

Collection of the Week

image

Princeless vol. 2: Get Over Yourself TP, art by Emily Martin

A brand new collection of the adventures of everyone’s favorite runaway princess, the incomparable Adrienne. This time she’s out to rescue her older sister Angelica, the most beautiful princess in the world. It won’t be easy though. Not only does Adrienne have to deal with Angelica’s legions of admirers and their sibling rivalry, but the King has hired a band of ruthless mercenaries to track her down. Can she save Angelica? Does she want to? And how will she deal with these deadly knights who are after her head?

Book of the Week

image

Dance Class vol. 5: To Russia with Love, written by Béka (co-writer Caroline Roque)

After learning ballet, hip-hop, and African Folk, the Dance Class crew isn’t slowing down for a second! When Julie, Lucy, and Alia sign up for rock the new style brings a lot of new lessons, not the least of which is that cute boys don’t necessarily make good dance partners. And the girls can’t forget their ballet skills, not when Miss Anne has the whole troupe performing The Nutcracker in Russia! Carla, jealous as always, is intent on ruining the show; the girls may need some help from an unexpected place to pull it off this time!

More new releases under the cut!

Read More

Best Shots Rapid Reviews: BATGIRL #20- “A new Ventriloquist is pulling strings in Gotham City, making life even harder for Batgirl as a new story arc begins with great promise…Gail Simone nails this one with a brief, chilling origin and a set-up that makes perfect sense for her debut…the new Ventriloquist is positively chilling, almost Joker-like in posture, coloring, and potential menace.” http://bit.ly/19dCkg4
Best Shots Rapid Reviews: BATGIRL #20- “A new Ventriloquist is pulling strings in Gotham City, making life even harder for Batgirl as a new story arc begins with great promise…Gail Simone nails this one with a brief, chilling origin and a set-up that makes perfect sense for her debut…the new Ventriloquist is positively chilling, almost Joker-like in posture, coloring, and potential menace.” http://bit.ly/19dCkg4
Writer Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Wonder Woman) generously took time from her busy schedule to talk with ICv2 about her new Red Sonja comic book series for Dynamite Entertainment, which will feature art by Walter Giovanni. Simone discusses her perception of the character and notes that Dynamite has managed to put an interesting twist on the policy of launching a new series with a slew of variant covers by having an outstanding group of female artists create the variants…. http://bit.ly/11lUcDP
Writer Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Wonder Woman) generously took time from her busy schedule to talk with ICv2 about her new Red Sonja comic book series for Dynamite Entertainment, which will feature art by Walter Giovanni. Simone discusses her perception of the character and notes that Dynamite has managed to put an interesting twist on the policy of launching a new series with a slew of variant covers by having an outstanding group of female artists create the variants…. http://bit.ly/11lUcDP
blog comments powered by Disqus

Accent theme by Handsome Code

Covering the latest and greatest of women comics creators and their works.


About

Mission Statement

Companion Sites

Blogroll

Shopping

Ask me anything

Submit

view archive





Comic Blog Elite     Featured in Alltop


Share Subscribe




Shop at UtrechtArt.com for Quality Art Supplies for Less


twitter.com/LadiesMaknComix