War is a disease,” Ales Kot said in an interview with Multiversity Comics, “and it seems that a large part of humanity is obsessed with it.” The writer of comics that range from the stream-of-consciousness apocalyptic tale CHANGE to DC Comics’ Suicide Squad draws on this point of view, developed in his native Czech Republic, for his new series ZERO, out from Image Comics in September. “I’ve seen, first-hand, what kind of damage war inflicts on people, and how often the wounds become obscured as the decades progress,” he said.
Each week I try and post a sneak peak of some books hitting the news stand. This week will be rough as I see a huge comic bill in my future. Some of the stand out tittles include EAST OF WEST, SAGA. WD, BATMAN and so much more! I only picked 11 for the week but trust me, this is not even half of my pull. Enjoy! Also make sure you check us out on FB as I will be posting the full list of releases very soon for you all. RESIDENT ALIEN SUICIDE BLONDE #0 HALO INITIATION #1 (OF 3) MAIN CVR JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 (TRINITY) BATMAN #23 DOOMSDAY.1 #4 OF(4) GI JOE SPECIAL MISSIONS #6 EAST OF WEST #5 WALKING DEAD #113 (MR) SAGA #13 INFINITY #1 DEADPOOL #14
One comic. Two stories. One shared theme: love in the face of death. A group of savage Vikings in 946 A.D. are pitted against a band of equally-savage vampires to protect a monastery from invasion in "Bloodlust: Deceiver of the Gods." Thousands of years later in the far-flung future, a man fights his way through an alien-infested space ship in an attempt to return to his wife and escape to safety in "Symptom of the Universe." Written by Dirk Manning and drawn by Rich Bonk and Owen Gieni, respectively, LOVE STORIES (TO DIE FOR) #1 is a full-color one-shot 48-page flip book published by Image Comics/Shadowline that hits stores on September 4 for $4.99.
Take a gander at some of next weeks new releases. This is just a tease on what we would call the top 10 plus one runner up. Take a look and tell us what you think!
The American West is more than history; it’s myth: from wild frontier adventure to Tinseltown glitz, the West has fed America’s imagination, including that of legendary comics creator Howard Chaykin (SATELLITE SAM, AMERICAN FLAGG, BLACK KISS). CENTURY WEST, the new Image Comics graphic novel out in September, is his ode to the West and the origins of the modern world.
If you have yet to pick up this book you need to. The guys at Needless Essentials highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great story. On that note, Image unveiled 2 variant covers for issue #3. Image Comics has unveiled two new variant covers by Bryan Hitch and Sean Phillips forJUPITER’S LEGACY #3 by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely. The variant covers can be pre-ordered now, with the Diamond codes JUN138034 (Hitch) and JUN138035 (Phillips).
Just in from Image! If you have yet to pick this book up then you are dead to me (just kidding but it is a darn good read). Read it now and get ready for some Todd animation! (Hollywood, CA-July 15, 2013) Image Comics' hit comic book TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH is the latest addition to the stable of geek animation god Titmouse, Inc.
MORNING GLORIES is gearing up for back-to-school! The Image Comics series by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma is prepping for Fall, just like any diligent student of the prestigious Morning Glory Academy, where nothing is as it seems and a failing grade can mean death.
Brett from Ssalefish Comics posted up some killer news concerning Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comic series. Looks like we are in for one hell of a ride. Here is to another solid 10 years! Updated with some more info.
Image Comics has announced a Marco Checchetto variant cover for the third issue of Joe Casey’s and David Messina’s psychedelic “slacker superhero” series THE BOUNCE. Checchetto is the current artist on Avenging Spider-Man, and has also worked on other Marvel titles.
Each week I will try and pick the top 10 new books. Now this is what I think will be hot and there is no scientific data to back it (in other words sales figures). This is something we could have fun with and if you feel I am off the mark then let me know in the comments section. Who knows, maybe I will pick your books next week.