BACK ISSUES: Essential Wonder Woman

BACK ISSUES: Essential Wonder Woman

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. This edition we shine the spotlight on one of comics’ most enduring and iconic heroes in honor of her big screen debut; Wonder Woman! Today marks the premiere of DC Entertainment’s “Wonder Woman,” the latest instalment in the DC Entertainment Universe from Warner Brothers, based on DC’s legendary comic…

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BACK ISSUES: Sweet Christmas – Luke Cage, Hero for Hire

BACK ISSUES: Sweet Christmas – Luke Cage, Hero for Hire

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Today, we look at the history of the Hero for Hire, Luke Cage! Tomorrow the latest Marvel TV series debuts on Netflix. Luke Cage joins Netflix’s line of Marvel series, which include “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones”, both of which have been hits with audiences as well as…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: MOONSHINE #1 Has the Kick Of Its Namesake

ADVANCE REVIEW: MOONSHINE #1 Has the Kick Of Its Namesake

Moonshine has easily the most compelling concept for a comic in a long time. Pitched as werewolves versus mobsters in the heyday of the bootleggers, it has everything a supernatural period crime thriller needs. It’s characters are compelling, its art is beautifully matched with its tone, and the plot kicks off with just the right amount of bang, then backs off to just the right speed to keep it interesting. Though the premise may sound simple…

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PREVIEW: First Look at Azzarello and Risso’s MOONSHINE

PREVIEW: First Look at Azzarello and Risso’s MOONSHINE

Announced this spring at Image Expo, Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso‘s Moonshine is one of the more highly anticipated titles for this fall. With a release date now set, independent comic book publisher Image Comics has released a five-page preview of the first issue, which you can check out below. Are you excited for Moonshine? Let us know in the comments!   Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a…

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Image Announces Release Date for Azzarello and Risso’s MOONSHINE

Image Announces Release Date for Azzarello and Risso’s MOONSHINE

Just in time for stores to start stocking Halloween decorations, there’s a new horror comic headed for shelves in Moonshine. The new series from creators Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, first announced at Image Expo in April, will be set during the prohibition era and feature horror staples such as vampires and werewolves, but placed in the context of rum-running gangsters during the zenith of American organized crime. The first issue of Moonshine is due…

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Image Comics Announces MOONSHINE From Brian Azzarello

Image Comics Announces MOONSHINE From Brian Azzarello

  Today at Image Expo in Seattle, Image Comics announced a new series from writer Brian Azzarello and arist Eduardo Risso, entitled Moonshine. The series is Azzarello’s first with Image. After twenty years working under DC’s Vertigo imprint, the writer said that he wanted to venture into “new territory” and “try something different.” The series is his attempt at blending genres, specifically those of old mobster movies and old monster movies. Moonshine features a story…

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Image Expo Liveblog

Image Expo Liveblog

Today is Image Expo in Seattle, and Capeless Crusader’s Alex Smith will be sending you all the breaking news live from the floor! REFRESH FOR UPDATES 2:33 PM: That’s it for Hickman. Up next is a Colin Lorimer to talk about The Hunt for Shadowline!   2:30 PM: Apparently the names of companies have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent. And the writer, of course.   2:26 PM: Each issue of The Black Monday Murders…

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DC Comics Shakeups for July 2014 Solicit

DC Comics Shakeups for July 2014 Solicit

July ushers in the finales of numerous storylines (Batman, Catwoman, Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Supergirl). Powerful new villains, such as the Doom Patrol and Superman, enter the New 52 and wreak havoc across several titles. Superman?!? Watch what happens when the Man of Steel succumbs to the Doomsday virus. There will be some new faces for DCU heroes, as well. While Oliver Queen’s world is being torn apart, we see a new person take…

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Cape Watch: Batman Battles the Riddler, Nightcrawler Has A Family Feud, Sinestro Debuts, And The Superior Spider-Man Says Goodbye

Cape Watch: Batman Battles the Riddler, Nightcrawler Has A Family Feud, Sinestro Debuts, And The Superior Spider-Man Says Goodbye

Welcome to Cape Watch, where we explore the most interesting and/or biggest releases of the week from the “big two” publishers. Without further ado, here’s what to look forward to from DC and Marvel for he week of April 16th, 2014:   DC Comics ________________________________________ Batman #30 This is the penultimate chapter of the “Zero Year” story arc. Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo‘s Batman is facing The Riddler and the damage he has…

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“Before Watchmen: Rorschach #3”

“Before Watchmen: Rorschach #3”

Rorschach reaches its penultimate episode in the Before Watchmen line this week. Sadly, just where the story should be hitting its apex this issue brings more aesthetics than answers. Two different action sequences eat up the majority of the page count, and while both are stylistically and visually appealing it doesn’t do much to sway my opinion that the BW character books have been too drawn-out to deliver a decent bang for your buck. Character wise, we’re given the…

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