ELCAF Previews Night: Isabel Greenberg

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Isabel Greenberg, who can’t walk five minutes down the road without another well-deserved award being lobbed at her head, will be debuting a new zine at ELCAF. Spinning off from her Encyclopaedia of Early Earth, this one is called “Rites, Customs and Histories of the Great Empire of Migdal Bave”.

ELCAF Preview Night: Dan Berry’s ‘The End’

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ELCAF is tomorrow, and all sorts of wonderous and startling comics and arts are going to be going on all day. Remember the Kokiri Forest from Ocarina of Time? It’s essentially going to be like that, only with more pixies floating through the sky at any given moment. It’s a magical sort of festival, and […]

Previews: Megahex, Gast and Masters of Comics

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Fantagraphics has released a bunch of previews of their summer hits, including Simon Hansellman’s Megahex, Carol Swain’s Gast and the Drew Friedman cartoonist portrait books, Heroes of the Comics. And here for your pleasure are the previews. MEGAHEX Megg is a depressed, drug-addicted witch. Mogg is her black cat. Their friend, Owl, is an anthropomorphized […]

PREVIEW: Nailbiter #2

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  Story By: Joshua Williamson Art By: Mike Henderson Cover By: Mike Henderson Price: $2.99 Diamond ID: APR140582 Published: June 4, 2014 Officer Nicolas Finch doesn’t care about Buckaroo, Oregon’s serial killers or its secrets—he just wants to find his missing friend. With time running out he turns to the one man who has all […]

PREVIEW: Captain Action Cat #2

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  CAPTAIN ACTION CAT: THE TIMESTREAM CATastrophe! #2 (of 4) Art Baltazar, Franco, Chris “Zod” Smits (w)  Art Baltazar (a/c) FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ The journey through the TIMESTREAM continues as Captain Action Cat, Khem, Golden Age Action Cat, and Dr. Evil Cat spin wildly out of control! Their discombobulated trip […]

PREVIEW: The Supperannuated Man by Ted McKeever

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At the Beat WE LOVE TED MCKEEVER. And here’s his latest, on sale next Wednesday, The Superannuated Man, which we’re told:. By the time most people realized it, they were no longer in charge of the world we know. In an unspecified future, the small seaside town of Blackwater has now been taken over by […]

Magnetic Press announces DOOMBOY by Tony Sandoval…and here’s a preview

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Magnetic Press continues its mission to bring a bunch of great looking French comics to the US with announcement they’ll b publishing Tony Sandoval’s DOOMBOY, an official selection at the 2012 Festival d’Angouleme and winner of the “Coup de Coeur” Youth Jury prize. Magnatic’s first ever English edition will be out in September. The story […]

Nice Art: Marvel offers some Elektra previews

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Normally I’m not in favor of digging up characters who were done perfectly by their creator, but Elektra has been revived so many times, we might as well give it a go again—this time as part of Marvel’s experimental push for female-led titles. This new version comes out in April and features writing by Haden Blackman and are by Mike Del Mundo. In fact these pages by Del Mundo look pretty sharp and remind me of….another book with a female lead.

Complete Marvel Previews June 2014: Marvel’s Sea of Sin continues

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Here’s what Marvel will be giving you in June — lots of Guardians of the Galaxy and dark secrets as Original Sin and it’s tie-ins appear.

DC’s Previews April ’14: The Forever People are back

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DC released the advance preveiws of its June titles today with the start of INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE by Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen, and the end of Larfleeze, and a lot of issue #32s.

PREVIEW: THE ELTINGVILLE CLUB #1 takes on Fake Geek Girls and so much more

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Hold on to your pogs. Dark Horse has just released a preview of ELTINGVILLE CLUB #1 by Evan Dorkin the first part of a 2-issue mini series that does for the members of what True Detective episode 8 did for Rust and Marty. And from reading these pages you can see that Dorkin’s satire is […]

First look at Skottie Young’s Rocket Raccoon interiors

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As announced yesterday, Skottie Young, Eisner winning artist, will be writing and drawing a ROCKET RACCOON ongoing series in July. And here’s some interior pages. Also of note: David Peterson (Mouse Guard) will be supplying a variant cover. Sold and sold. As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket Raccoon has faced his fair share of […]

Preview: Ms Marvel #2

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G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona made quite a splash with Ms. Marvel. The creation of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American teenager who becomes a superhero somehow taps into the current world of texting and multi-cultural society—just the way Marvel’s most memorable books have always done. The first issue went back to print, and issue […]

Preview: Ghost #1 by DeConnick, Sebela and Sook

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Among the comics on sale tomorrow, Ghost #1, an ongoing continuation of the mini-series from a year ago. The creative team includes writers Kelly Sue DeConnick and Chris Sebela with artist Ryan Sook, so it looks very nice indeed. The first issue has a cover by Terry Dodson and an variant by Paolo Rivera. Ghost […]

Preview: Avengers Arena #18 — the final issue

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Marvel’s take on the teenagers-hunt-and-kill-one-another genre, AVENGERS ARENA, winds up at the end of the month and here’s a peek. Story by Dennis Hopeless, Art by Kev Walker and Cover by Dave Johnson. On sale 11/27. Sixteen young, troubled superheroes trapped on an island, forced to fight to the death for the amusement of a […]

FIRST LOOK: Numbercruncher #3 from Titan Comics

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Titan Comics, hearing about Tharg’s earlier visit, decided to also pop round for some tea and biscuits, and also handed me some paper. This time though, the paper was a first look – nobody else in the bally WORLD has seen these yet – at the preview for Numbercruncher #3 from Si Spurrier, PJ Holden, […]