Marvel Announces Creative Teams for IRON FIST & JESSICA JONES

Marvel Announces Creative Teams for IRON FIST & JESSICA JONES

As a part of their ongoing Marvel Legacy launch, Marvel continues to shake up the creative teams on what appear to be core books moving forward. Today the New-York-based publisher announced the creative teams for the relaunched Iron Fist and Jessica Jones series. Both characters have taken starring turns in their own Netflix original series, with varying levels of critical acclaim. Given the high profile being provided to both as Marvel Television ramps up for…

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Boom Studios’ CLUSTER #1 Goes to Second Printing

Boom Studios’ CLUSTER #1 Goes to Second Printing

Independent comic book publisher BOOM! Studios announced today that the first issue of Ed Brisson and Damian Couciero’s Cluster has sold out at the distributor level and is headed back to the printer for a second edition. Numbers for the first issue of Cluster will not be out until early March when Diamond Comic Distributors releases sales figures for the month of February. The second printing will release the second week of March with a…

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CLUSTER from BOOM! Studios Looks Like a Chain Gang in Space

CLUSTER from BOOM! Studios Looks Like a Chain Gang in Space

Independent comics publisher BOOM! Studios has announced a new series from creators Ed Brisson and Damian Couciero entitled Cluster. The series will feature a group of interstellar convicts who agree to serve in as space-going soldiers in exchange for reduction in their sentenced, but wind up marooned on a far-off world. The premise will immediately call to mind such classic films as The Dirty Dozen and Starship Troopers, though the series of variant covers released…

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Microwave Review: “The Field #3” Delivers On Series’s Promise

Microwave Review: “The Field #3” Delivers On Series’s Promise

Artist: Simon Roy Writer: Ed Brisson Cover Artist: Simon Roy Image Comics $3.50 (Print), $2.99 (Digital) NOTE: as usual with non-advanced reviews, there are SPOILERS.  When reading issues #1 and #2 of The Field, I became a bit concerned that we weren’t going to get a decent payoff to the mysteries presented. The issues themselves were great. The crazy events our protagonist (whose name is later revealed as Grant) experienced hit us nearly as hard…

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REVIEW: “Sheltered #10” The Two-Thirds Paradigm

REVIEW: “Sheltered #10” The Two-Thirds Paradigm

Written by: Ed Brisson Art by: John Christmas and Shari Chankhamma Published by: Image Comics $2.99 Ed Brisson and John Christmas have been building towards the finite ending to Sheltered since the series began. They’ve recently announced that the series will be ending with the release of its 15th issue. With issue #10 this week they’ve reached a critical time for their book, where events should begin to spiral into the climax. For the most…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “Shutter #3″ Can’t-Take-Your-Eyes-Away Excellence

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Shutter #3″ Can’t-Take-Your-Eyes-Away Excellence

Writer: Joe Keatinge Artist: Leila Del Duca $3.50 Image Happy Birthday Joe Keatinge. Thanks for our present. “Shutter #3″ is an astounding setup issue. A few big events are followed up on, but the majority of the book fills in past holes while establishing a future for our heroine. Ignore anyone saying that “the story isn’t pushed forward”, because in a world this big, there needs to be a strong explanatory volume that illuminates what…

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Review: “Prophet #37”

Review: “Prophet #37”

I think there are two types of popular sci-fi comics. There is the big ‘splosions, all-alien-invaders-are-bad action extravaganza that just crams as many elements and designs on page and panel as possible. Then there is the other kind: more reserved, letting alien worlds in deep space, spaceships, and spatial geographies drive the visual narrative. It is the latter that is the hallmark of Prophet, and issue #37 continues to guide the reader into sci-fi that…

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INDEPENDENT NEWS: Brisson and Christmas Examine the Prepper Culture in Sheltered

INDEPENDENT NEWS: Brisson and Christmas Examine the Prepper Culture in Sheltered

Today Image Comics  announced Sheltered, a new ongoing series from Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas. The series will touch on the doomsday prepper culture that has gained mainstream notoriety in recent years as a result of the 2012 scare and such shows a Preppers. Given the excellent creative team and the topical subject matter, this is one we’ll be keeping a close eye on here at Capeless. See the full press release below. _______________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release…

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“Comeback #5”

“Comeback #5”

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is the last issue of Comeback. But don’t worry, it does deliver the same quality as previous issues. Time travel stories can be a tangled web, and Comeback brings that subject matter directly into the story. The creators tackled what type of rules will apply to this type of time travel story and it makes for a whole story in and of itself. At…

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“Comeback #4”

“Comeback #4”

Comeback is a science fiction series by Ed Brisson (The Orchard, Murder Book) and Michael Walsh. It revolves around and company known as Reconnect an illegal organization that uses time-travel to reverse the tragedies of the past but for a price. They market themselves as a change for good, but is all as it appears? (It’s not.) The story so far follows Mark Thomas, an agent of Reconnect, on his current assignment. He was sent…

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