Oct 232015

Art OpsArt Ops #1

-Following on the heels of other Vertigo relaunch series, like Survivor’s Club and Clean Room!

-Famed independent artist Michael Allred (Madman, Silver Surfer, FF, iZombies) illustrates the series!

-Art Ops follows a crack team of art thieves, but not in the way you think.

-The Art Ops organization ferries away people and objects, like the Mona Lisa, out of paintings in order to bring them into the real world.

Howling Commandos of SHIELD #1Howling Commandos of Shield

-Spinning out of Mark Waid’s SHIELD #9!

-This series, however, is written by pulp-master extraordinaire, Frank J. Barbiere, author of the excellent Image series Five Ghosts!

-Hidden below S.H.I.E.L.D.’s facilities lies S.T.A.K.E., the secret organization that houses all of the monsters and creatures capture on missions.

-This series will follow a team of those monsters, including Hit Monkey, Man-Thing, and Werewolf by Night, as they are lead on missions by a reanimated Dum Dum Dugan!

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #1 (again!)

-As the cover proclaims, only the second #1 issue this year!

-Easily Marvel’s funniest series (Yes, even over Howard the Duck) continues where it left off!

-Doreen already had trouble balancing her superhero and college lives, but now she has to add being a New Avenger to that list.

-She’s beaten Galactus, now who will challenge the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl?

Black Magick #1Black Magick

-Greg Rucka (Star Wars:  Journey to The Force Awakens, Punisher, Gotham Central) launches a mystical noir series at Image Comics!

-Rucka is joined by artist Nicola Scott (Earth 2, Secret Six, Birds of Prey)!

-Rowan Black, the book’s protagonist, works homicide, but the greatest mystery she has to solve is her own past.

-Included with each issue is a serialized prose story by Rucka.

Jun 302012

Last night was Munchkin Conan, tonight it’s He-Man. Guess there’s a big demand for shirtless dudes swinging swords around nowadays.

Prince Adam may not be wielding his sword too often at the beginning of issue one, however, because Skeletor has altered the reality of Eternia, effectively making everyone in it forget who they used to be. With Prince Adam as a lowly woodsman, the question becomes, “how will he regain the Power of Greyskull?” Written by James Robinson, current writer of Earth 2 and The Shade, and drawn by former Savage Hawkman and Green Lantern artist Phillip Tan, this miniseries has been given a serious pedigree. So, get our your 80′s nostalgia loin cloths and get to reading.

Steve Gerber was a legendary writer for Marvel and DC comics who passed away a few years back. Before he did, however, he wrote one last Man-Thing story and Marvel is putting out the first issue this Wednesday. If you’re unfamiliar with Man-Thing, other than being a great name for innuendo, he’s a famous cult character for Marvel‘s horror side of things. Much like their version of Swamp Thing, but with a touch that burns those with fear. If you’ve been enjoying DC‘s Swamp Thing book or Animal Man, trying this three issue miniseries would not be the worst decision.

Zak Penn has written some of the best superhero films in the land, including X2, The Avengers, and Incredible Hulk, and now he’s coming the the medium that made him famous. Hero Worship is his new book from Avatar Comics about celebrity obsession. The world’s greatest, most powerful hero is beloved by everyone, but some love him to a creepy degree. One of these stalkers ends up stumbling into powers and things only get complicated from there. Plus, its got a baby about to be hit by a truck on the cover!

Finally tonight, for those who are less interested in reading comics than they are making them, we will be receiving the Blue Line Ultimate Comic Book Art Set this coming week. Included in the set are all the essentials materials and instructions for creating your own comic and learning the tools of the trade. That means art boards, sketch paper, layout pages, character templates, and more. Now you’ll have the equipment to match your creative drive.