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.
I have constantly been bombarded with the pandering covers from Zenescope for months now, and it seems just when I think that they can’t get more exploitive, they just continue to find a new benchmark. I've never ventured past the covers until Zenescope visited HeroesCon this year and I felt the urge to walk up to their booth, while they waited for someone to stop and show an interest and just tell them, “There’s nothing good about what you do.” However, that wouldn't have been fair, as I’d just be judging a book by its cover, literally. So I did what any fair person would do, and I read some Zenescope books.
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
I've been reading comics for a long time, so I remember when comics were something you waited for and every week you were surprised. I remember when you trekked to the convenience store, or drug store, or grocery store, where ever you bought comics because there was no store that conveniently pulled your comics for you every week. I remember the one time a year you went to the closest comic book convention to you to get the issues that you missed because the other kids in town got there before you.
I am a huge fan of the Legion of Super-Heroes, published by DC, almost non-stop, for over fifty years. This summer marks the end of that streak for the foreseeable future. Even when they didn't have their own regular series, the Legion would appear in back-ups in Action Comics and Superboy, before taking over the latter title and starting a publishing streak that saw the rise of artists like Mike Grell, Pat Broderick, Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, Stuart Immonen, Oliver Coipel, Francis Manapul, among others. Sadly, in recent years, the title has been hurt by reduced sales, changes in direction and apparent mixed editorial messaging as to the purpose of a book set 1,000 years in the future.
Diamond Comics Distribution sent word down to all comic shop owners on some potential changes to the New 52 Villain Month books. All orders for Villains month are now allocated. What this entails is this: All books are now sold out at the publisher level but each 3-D motion cover will have a 2-D version as well. Allocations could equal 50% of order or more/ less but will be bases on order averages. Here is the official announcement:
DC Comics provided even more information concerning Villain month! Check it out! Also if you plan to get all the 3-D covers then the next story is a must read. More after the jump!
The Joker, Two-Face, The ventriloquist and Poison Ivy round out week one of the soon to be released Villain Month books! Are you ready? I know I am! Keep reading for all the details!
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.