First Issue of Image’s REDLANDS Sells Out, Heads Back to Press

First Issue of Image’s REDLANDS Sells Out, Heads Back to Press

In news which has become standard practice on Wednesdays, Image Comics has sold out yet another first issue: Redlands. The first issue from writer Jordie Bellaire (in a debut appearance as a writer) and artist Vanessa R. Del Rey reached stores today. Just hours after comic shop doors opened in the US, Image announced in a press release that the first issue had sold out at the distributor level. First-issue sell-outs have become the standard…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Redlands #1 – Hell Comes to a Town That Deserves It

ADVANCE REVIEW: Redlands #1 – Hell Comes to a Town That Deserves It

The entirety of Redlands #1, the first issue of a new horror series from writer/color artist Jordie Bellaire and artist Vanesa R. Del Rey, is structured like the final act of most horror films. A small group of ordinary people are holed up in a confined location, under siege by horrifying supernatural forces, seemingly with no hope of escaping a bloody end. It’s a bold way to begin the story to be sure, but Redlands…

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REVIEW: All-Star Batman #4 – Over The Top

REVIEW: All-Star Batman #4 – Over The Top

All-Star Batman #4 is kind of a crazy book. Sometimes I’ll mean that in a good way. Sometimes I won’t. This is leaning a bit more towards the latter, I’m afraid. I’m not sure what it is about the All-Star title that convinces Batman writers to opt for insane excess, but like Frank Miller before him, Scott Snyder seems to have succumbed to just doing whatever cuckoo thing pops into his head. Let me get…

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REVIEW: Batman #3

REVIEW: Batman #3

Batman is one of the most iconic characters ever created. Some of the best comic book stories ever written revolves around Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, so it’s a nearly impossible task to write something long lasting. Something that stands out as memorable, creative, unique. Over the last couple of years, DC’s flagship title has been in the hands of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, who churned out some of the best stories of…

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Nowhere Men set to make its triumphant return

Nowhere Men set to make its triumphant return

Image Comics has announced that the fan-favourite series Nowhere Men will be returning next year, with issue 7 hitting stands on January 13th. The series follows a group of four scientist in a fictional world where scientist has had a cultural influence along the lines of The Beatles. The first issue was published in November 2012, with the sixth issue being released in October 2013. In November 2013, the first arc was collected in Nowhere Men,…

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Image Reunites Ellis and Shalvey for INJECTION in May

Image Reunites Ellis and Shalvey for INJECTION in May

Independent comic book publisher Image Comics has announced the release date for Injection, a new series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Declan Shalvey, a creative team who previously worked together on Moon Knight for Marvel Comics. Joining them will be colorist Jordie Bellaire, who was awarded the Eisner Award in 2014 for her work on The Wake. The publisher described the series in a press release as being “set in a dystopian future where the…

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New HOWTOONS from Image Seeks to Teach Conservation

New HOWTOONS from Image Seeks to Teach Conservation

Howtoons is a remarkable idea for a comic. By introducing young people to scientific concepts in a narrative form, it makes them far easier to understand and, hopefully, apply. The latest Howtoons endeavor from creators Fred Van Lente (Archer and Armstrong) Tom Fowler (Quantum and Woody) and Eisner-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire, features a duo of futuristic kids living in an energy-poor world and their struggles to adapt and survive in that environment, using only their…

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Advance Review: “Pretty Deadly #4” is Powerfully Solid

Advance Review: “Pretty Deadly #4” is Powerfully Solid

My first thought when I first picked up Pretty Deadly was that I wasn’t sure about it. That was just because I had only casually flipped through it and couldn’t tell what kind of story I wasn’t going to get into because of the art and the western theme. That was stupid. It is amazing. It is poetry. In the fourth installment we pick back up with Sissy recovering from almost drowning. She finds herself…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “Three #3” is a Brutal Lesson in the Face of Lost Honor

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Three #3” is a Brutal Lesson in the Face of Lost Honor

One of the best things about modern comics is that the form is in no way chained to capes and tights. Three by Ryan Kelly, Kieron Gillen, and Jordie Bellaire, is one of the best examples of the evolution of the form. The book is as much a history lesson as it is a dark, twisted adventure tale. For those who loved 300 and are expecting to find something similar within these pages, they will be…

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Marvel Announces Moon Knight Written by Warren Ellis

My Take: This definitely qualifies as one of the most exciting Marvel news stories of the year. Wacker is right; Moon Knight is underrated, but I know there’s some serious fandom out there. Since Ellis is writing, it should bring in a whole new group of fans. I love that MK is back in New York and doing what Ellis knows best (crime fiction). The inclusion of Jordie Bellaire is the icing on this perfectly…

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