Artist John McCrea (Mythic, Hitman) and writer Gerry Duggan (Analog, Deadpool) team up to bring readers action, comedy, and drama in the forthcoming series Dead Eyes. This ongoing series will launch from Image Comics with an oversized first issue this October.
"We're very happy to introduce you to the violent, funny, and sad world without justice in Dead Eyes,” said Duggan. “A former stick-up man must return to his life of crime when the pressures of living in a Kleptocracy push him to the breaking point. This is McCrea and Spicer's very best work and we're thrilled to punch Dead Eyes into your face beginning this October.”
McCrea said only: “I'm too busy drawing ball-busting sh*t to give you a goddamn quote.”
Set in the 1990s, “Dead Eyes” was a prolific stick-up man and hoodlum in Boston until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth. He retired to be with the love of his life, but now he’s back in the mask to save her. No one—not his wife, the mafia, or the cops—is happy that he’s out of retirement.
Dead Eyes hits comic shops on Wednesday, October 2.
In July 1969, the world was first introduced to Vampirella. 50 years later, she doesn’t look a day older!!!! Now, to celebrate her gold anniversary, Dynamite is launching a brand-new, ongoing series featuring the talents of Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deathstroke, Quantum & Woody, Justice League) and European star/American star-in-the-making, Ergün Gündüz (Tales of the Great War, Taxi Tales)! You’ll experience the first, mysterious taste of things to come in Vampirella Free Comic Book Day #0, and the story continues here!!!
Vampirella (Vol.5) #1
writer: Christopher Priest
artist: Ergün Gündüz
covers: Frank Cho (A), Alex Ross (B), Joe Jusko (C),
The Nemesis of Crime is back in a new limited series by writer Max Bemis (Moon Knight, Polarity) this October!
In this series, Bob Benton aka the Black Terror, is living in the 1970s and contending with his post-war mental health as well as the rapidly evolving social landscape around him. Say Anything band frontman and acclaimed comics writer Bemis is joined by artists Matt Gaudio (John Wick, Bettie Page) and Ruairí Coleman (Cloak & Dagger, Turok). Rounding out the team on colors and letters are Brittany Pezzillo (Bettie Page, Green Hornet) and Taylor Esposito.
Each issue of the series acts as both the next chapter and a standalone deep dive into the Black Terror's life and the chaotic 1970s setting. Fans can expect to see Black Terror's infamous plain-named sidekick Tim, cult leaders, mobsters, experimental drugs and more. Bemis has described the title as a bit of an Alan Moore take, but less depressing and with some 70s Batman DNA.
Writer Max Bemis said, "I loved working with Dynamite on our take on Atari's Centipede and they were kind enough to let my imagination run wild in terms of how I interpreted that world. They've let me go just as nuts with Black Terror, an awesomely designed and conceived vigilante who has never gotten a chance to venture into weirdness. If you're a fan of Swamp Thing or Sandman and making a "conventional" superhero go all wacky, but maybe want a bit more humor with your psychedelic, this is the book for you!"
“Being able to work with Max and the whole creative team on this vision of the Black Terror has been an absolute pleasure," said artist Matt Gaudio. "Those guys allowed me the freedom to interpret it as it played out in my head and I had a lot of fun with it, so I hope that comes through in the art! Without giving away too much, Bob Benton’s got a full plate, and readers are going to get a good look at what makes this guy tick as he deals with all the weird, messed-up things going on around him. It’s dark and it’s funny and it’s Black Terror like we’ve never seen him before.”
“It's been so much fun drawing Black Terror thanks to Max," said Ruairi Coleman. "His wicked sense of humor has me drawing some pretty outlandish things that I really didn't expect. Yet he still manages to keep the stories engaging and meaningful. I can't recommend this series enough – it's shaping up to be something special.”
Editor Kevin Ketner added, "I was going to head the route of ultimate cliché and declare, ‘This isn’t your grandfather’s superhero!’ but…it is. It’s the same guy. Just in a different time and place, and we get to see him in a way that we haven’t before. Probably in a way that will make people hope no one they are close to is secretly a crime-fighting vigilante. It’s bad for the knuckles. And everyone’s mental health. All that being said, the best part about working on this book is that I pretty much wear a black shirt every day already, so adding Terror’s skull and crossbones logo is not only easy, I can write it off as a business expense. Right?”
Dating back to the Golden Age, the Black Terror was created in 1941 by Richard E. Hughes and Don Gabrielson. Under the hero’s stark costume is pharmacist Bob Benton, who developed a formula which granted him powers. Often joined by his sidekick Tim, the pair vowed to stamp out evil during the war. Such legendary creators as Batman artist and Joker creator Jerry Robinson and world-renowned novelist Patricia Highsmith (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley) contributed to his original stories. His tales continue today in a series published by Dynamite.
This terrific tale is wrapped in terrifying covers by some of the best artists in comics. Actually, they aren't too scary. Francesco Francavilla (Shape of Elvira, Black Panther) contributes the most haunting of the bunch. While Jorge Fornés (Batman) has some fun with the skull & crossbones emblem for some pirate-themed fun. David Nakayama (Spider-Man: City at War, Ant-Man & the Wasp) inspires some terror with his cover. Erica Henderson (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Assassin Nation) has Mr. Benton flying high. Adam Gorham (Rocket Raccoon, Jughead: The Hunger) rounds out the superpowered squad with a brooding rooftop Terror.
Black Terror #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ August 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
This is it! Who will reign as the true Anti-Christ—Cheryl, Jason or their mysterious brother Julian? And what will become of Riverdale once darkness takes over? Find out in this shocking and jaw-dropping finale of BLOSSOMS 666!
'Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, Vol. I (Limited Edition)' —the first time the artist’s work and career have been taken out of the context of comic books and evaluated as fine art—is a numbered edition of 1,000 copies, each signed by the artist.
Contained in a fabric-covered clamshell box is a collection of 40 individual deluxe reproductions of previously unpublished paintings, drawings, sketches, and mixed media works from four decades of Sienkiewicz’s notebooks and personal collection as well as other private collections.
"It has a wonderful introduction by my friend Neil Gaiman. And a fantastic overview of my career by noted art critic and historian Ben Davis," Bill says on his Facebook page."It features a ton of artwork; a lot that people have seen, and plenty that they haven't. (again, that's just Volume 1) It's available here. Thank you."
Shipping in October, a limited edition of 1,000 copies signed by the artist, featuring 40 reproductions of selected, never-before-seen pages from decades of Bill Sienkiewicz's private notebooks.
New York Times bestselling writer Cullen Bunn (PUNK MAMBO, Moon Knight) and stunning artist Ramón F. Bachs (Detective Comics, Batgirl) unleash ROKU, Valiant’s villainous redhead! Former MI6 operative turned contract killer, Roku's new mission will test her in ways she never expected!
“I wanted this story to show off a dark underbelly of the Valiant Universe, a corner of the world populated by powerful criminal organizations. My hope is that these criminal outfits start plaguing other Valiant characters. Really, I'm just here to cause trouble.”
“Roku has such a terrific hairstyle I can’t wait to draw! Cullen's a great writer and a wonderful person. I am very lucky to be working with him again!” “
"The ultimate weapon, without compromise, without compassion and without a care. Roku answers to only one higher calling: herself. So what's there not to love about her?"
- Editor Lysa Hawkins
ROKU is a thrilling, four-issue limited series launching from Valiant at comic book shops everywhere on October 30, 2019, featuring colors by Stéphane Paitreau (Rise of the Black Panther), letters by Dave Sharpe (X-O MANOWAR), and covers by Viktor Kalvachev (Batman Beyond), Dave Johnson (Wonder Woman), Marc Laming (Captain America), and Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!).
Interior art by Ramón F. Bachs and Stéphane Paitreau
The Warrior Princess, her companion Gabrielle, and the dastardly (and depowered) god Discord are forced to fend off the freeze and may have to make a deal with (ANOTHER!?) god in order to get back home! By VITA AYALA (Shuri, Wonder Woman) and ERICA D’URSO (Life of Captain Marvel)!
Image Comics is pleased to announce the first in a sequence of three graphic novellas by Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals, Hawkeye) and Elsa Charretier (Star Wars, Infinite Loop), with colors by Matt Hollingsworth, exquisitely crafted lettering by cartoonist Kurt Ankeny, and book design by Rian Hughes, titled November.
One night. One city. Three women. November.
In November, the lives of three women intersect in a dark criminal underground. As fire and violence tear through their city over the course of a single day and night, they find that their lives are bound together by one man—who seems to be the cause of it all.
“November is a crime thriller about three women connected by unforeseen and terrible circumstances—the kind of random encounter with chaos and darkness that upends lives without warning, walking the line between accident and catastrophe,” said Fraction. “As a serialized series of novels, the format of November gives us the space and time to explore who these women were before and after everything changed for them, in a sprawling story of chaos and coincidence where everything happens according to a pattern, but no plan ever goes off without a hitch. It's the kind of story only comics can tell in the way only a comic can tell them, and I couldn't ask for better collaborators than Elsa, Matt, and Kurt.”
Charretier added: “Characters so alive they draw themselves, scripts that feed my imagination for days on end, November is the most challenging project I've worked on, and collaborating with such a talented team has been everything I dreamed it'd be.”
November, vol. I hardcover (Diamond Code JUL190077, ISBN 978-1-5343-1354-5) will hit comic shops on Wednesday, November 6 and bookstores on Tuesday, November 12. The final order cutoff for comic shop retailers is Monday, August 5.
Two strangers find themselves inextricably tied together by inexplicable superpowers. Fighting their connection could mean destroying the world. Opposites attract? Elakshi and Adam Land aren’t married. In fact, a month ago, they were perfect strangers, dwelling in lands foreign to one another. But now, they’re forced to remain by one another’s side, for their separation could mean the planet’s demise. Their greatest challenge is to stay together — even if they have to tear the world apart to do so.
Welcome to STRANGELANDS from co-writers Magdalene Visaggio and Darcie Little Badger, artist Guillermo Sanna and cover artist Mike McKone. Issue 1 is on sale on July 10, 2019.
Scheduled to officially come out in October 2019, fans will be able to get an early look at KILLSWITCH when they pick up a copy of the SDCC exclusive of the debut issue at the Action Lab: Danger Zone booth!
This new creator-owned series from writers Jeffrey and Susan Bridges, and artist Walter Geovani features a dystopian cyberpunk tale fitting for fans of Blade Runner and Fury Road. This exclusive cover features art by Diana Van Damme.
In a future where clairvoyant Augurs are used for their powers but feared, held captive, and persecuted, a disaffected military major is shocked into action by the grim realities of the Augurs' treatment. She puts her life and career on the line to help them attempt a daring escape from captivity.
Writer Jeffrey Bridge had this to say about the series: "Society has conditioned us to think about or treat people in certain ways that breed inequality and injustice, and once you realize that, you can change. You can choose to do better. To be better. Even if it's hard."
Fellow writer Susan Bridge also talked about the players in this world and how they connect to those themes: "This book features a wide array of diverse characters that represent the world we actually live in, and we've put women front and center. It's a new spin on the cyberpunk genre, exploring themes of personal truth, societal injustice, and the things we do to each other in the name of the greater good."
So, if you're interested in the socially relevant action-packed sci-fi story of Marcella's acceptance of the truth and desire to be a force for good in a dystopian world... pick up a copy at Action Lab: Danger Zone booth #1737, and watch for the series in stores this fall! You can even get it signed by Jeffrey and Susan Bridges at the convention on July 18 from 1 pm to 2 pm and on July 20 from 5 pm to 6 pm.
Stay tuned for more Action Lab Entertainment and Action Lab: Danger Zone SDCC exclusive announcements.