“Moonstruck” Creators Respond to Controversy Around Chaykin’s “Divided States of Hysteria”

“Moonstruck” Creators Respond to Controversy Around Chaykin’s “Divided States of Hysteria”

As the controversy around Howard Chaykin‘s “The Divided States of Hysteria” continues to reverberate throughout the comics’ industry, the creators of another Image Comics book, “Moonstruck,” have released a statement on their reaction to the series, the firestorm, and their feelings about working with Image. The statement from Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle and Laurenn McCubbin offers more than rebuke, with several proactive suggestions on how Image and comics can be more considerate in the future. Howard Chaykin…

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Image Sends Chaykin’s DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA Back to Press

Image Sends Chaykin’s DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA Back to Press

Few comic book creators in the modern era are as unabashedly topical as Howard Chaykin, something which appears to be working in the favor of Divided States of Hysteria. The Portland-based independent comics publisher announced today that the first issue of the series had sold out at the distributor level and will be sent back to press for a second edition. The first issue of Divided States of Hysteria arrived to mixed reception from critics,…

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Brand New Howard Chaykin Miniseries Launching in June

Brand New Howard Chaykin Miniseries Launching in June

The always-fascinating (and entertaining convention guest) Howard Chaykin is returning to Image with a new miniseries titled MIDNIGHT OF THE SOUL. It’s being described as a noir-ish nightmare of mental machinations and postwar life. Chaykin himself has stated that the project has been brewing for twenty years. Check it out when it hits stores on June 18th.     FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: CHAYKIN WEAVES A STRIKING JOURNEY IN MIDNIGHT OF THE SOUL Begin an…

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REVIEW: THE BLACK HOOD #6 Lets New Readers Jump Into the Deep Waters

REVIEW: THE BLACK HOOD #6 Lets New Readers Jump Into the Deep Waters

I have always been fascinated with the issues which fall between story arcs. They are a way to slow down the tempo for a little while, and to give new readers a chance to catch up. They rarely offer anything beyond backstory for the character, or the world they live in, but they still need to make it worthwhile for both new and old readers to give these sorts of issues a chance. These issues have two…

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PREVIEW: The Black Hood #6 by Dark Circle Comics

PREVIEW: The Black Hood #6 by Dark Circle Comics

This week sees the return of The Black Hood from Dark Circle Comics. In this 6th issue, disfigured cop Greg Hettinger tries his best to protect a woman from a Mexican cartel. This is a one-shot issue following Greg’s time in a rebab clinic after the events of “Bullet’s Kiss”, so it is a perfect chance for new readers to check out this series. Have a look below at an advance preview of the events in this…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Black Kiss XXXmass in July Special

ADVANCE REVIEW: Black Kiss XXXmass in July Special

Writing and Art by: Howard Chaykin Published by: Image Comics $5.99 This one shot has some questionable content. This book is not for those with strong moral convictions. There are racial slurs, mention of incest, rape, and sexually graphic imagery. All of that aside, who doesn’t love a good story filled with revenge? Howard Chaykin broke this book down into five separate sections. They’re all connected to tell a larger story that spans five decades….

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Secret Histories and Psychedelics

ADVANCE SCOUT: Secret Histories and Psychedelics

WHAT IS ADVANCE SCOUT? Each week, the Capeless Crew picks out those books that we think are most worthy of your dollars and attention. These books are chosen based on a variety of qualities, including relevance to real-world issues of the day, their sheer excellence as examples of the medium and often with an eye towards the importance of a given book within the context of the comics industry. SITUATION: This week our selections have…

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“Satellite Sam #1” is an Ode to Sexy TV

“Satellite Sam #1” is an Ode to Sexy TV

20th century pop culture history stories are a strange beast in comics, as 21st century creators are now seeming to pursue working with those that may have influenced them or did so much work or grew up in some of the more influential periods of the previous century. It is a natural feeling to want to tip the hat as it were, and there is nothing wrong with it. So I was a bit curious in…

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