ADVANCE REVIEW: James Bond: Service One-Shot – A Timely But Basic Thriller

ADVANCE REVIEW: James Bond: Service One-Shot – A Timely But Basic Thriller

I like to check in with Dynamite‘s James Bond line of titles, because so far they’ve been very good at attracting top notch talent to their collection of books following the adventures of Ian Fleming’s 007 and his allies. Some of the stories have impressed me, others less so, but overall the line of books have demonstrated an effective and coherent approach to telling Bond stories in the modern age that don’t copy the Eon…

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Image Announces “Moonstruck” from “Lumberjanes” Creator Grace Ellis!

Image Announces “Moonstruck” from “Lumberjanes” Creator Grace Ellis!

Image Comics announced today a new series from “Lumberjanes” creator Grace Ellis; Moonstruck. Featuring art by newcomer Shae Beagle, “Moonstruck” is set in a world not unlike our own, except that magical creatures straight out of myth and folklore exist alongside humanity, trying to hold down jobs, maintain relationships and lead average everyday lives. Moonstruck follows Julie, your average everyday barista leading your average everyday life; trying to succeed at her job, maybe getting a…

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Alan Moore’s CINEMA PURGATORIO blows past funding goal

Alan Moore’s CINEMA PURGATORIO blows past funding goal

A couple of days ago, famed comic scribe Alan Moore launched a Kickstarter campaign looking for funding for his upcoming project Cinema Purgatorio. Within days, the project has exceeded its original $9.000 request several times over, and currently sits at over 60 thousand dollars. This means that Moore’s newfound passion project will hit shelves later this year, courtesy of Avatar Press. The project, which Moore describes as “an unholy resurrection of the backstreet bug-hutches and…

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McKelvie & Gillen’s THE WICKED + THE DIVINE Headed For TV

McKelvie & Gillen’s THE WICKED + THE DIVINE Headed For TV

It looks like the market for The Wicked + The Divine may be about to skyrocket. Deadline is reporting that Milkfed Entertainment, the recently-launched multimedia company headed by Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick, has reached an agreement with Universal Television to adapt Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s independent comic book series for television. This marks the second announced property from Milkfed, the first being Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals, also being developed by Universal….

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MARKET MAVEN: Is THE WICKED + THE DIVINE in trouble?

MARKET MAVEN: Is THE WICKED + THE DIVINE in trouble?

In an ideal world, quality would translate into sales. Sometimes, though, even the best of books can’t break through. Such is the case with Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie‘s The Wicked + The Divine. The series got off to a strong start, debuting at number 41 on Diamond Comic Distributors‘ monthly sales charts, but quickly saaw a 35.13% drop-off in its second month. Over the first five issues, The Wicked + The Divine saw an…

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Image Announces Fiona Staples variant for THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #11

Image Announces Fiona Staples variant for THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #11

Independent comic book publisher Image Comics has announced that issue #11 of Kieron Gillen and Jamie Mckelvie‘s The Wicked + The Divine will feature a variant cover by Eisner-Award-winning artist Fiona Staples (Saga). The announcement of a Staples cover should help boost the title’s flagging sales. The Wicked + The Divine (or WivDiv, as it is known to it’s legions of loyal fans) had a strong debut, selling over 40,000 copies for Image, but it…

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POINT OF ENTRY: Iron Man: Rings of the Mandarin

POINT OF ENTRY: Iron Man: Rings of the Mandarin

If you’ve read many of my Point of Entry articles you’ll know that I’ve never had much experience with Marvel. Because of that, I’m trying very hard to branch out from DC (although I still love them) and learn more about the comic world. I’ve seen the Iron Man movies and I liked them. I like Tony Stark; he’s snarky and that’s entertaining for me. So when I was at my comic shop the other…

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First Look: “Iron Man #22”

First Look: “Iron Man #22”

Marvel has released a first look preview of “Iron Man #22,” which comes out March 5, 2014. The issue, written by Kieron Gillen with art by Joe Bennett, will feature the conclusion to the Iron Metropolitan story arc. Check out the gallery below to see Iron Man fighting alongside a with with flames for hair! [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] Iron Metropolitan Concludes in Your First Look at “Iron Man #22”! This February, Tony fights for…

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Image Announces New Titles from Brubaker & Phillips, DeConnick, Fraction, Remender, Willingham, Gillen, Snyder & Jock, Spencer

Image Announces New Titles from Brubaker & Phillips, DeConnick, Fraction, Remender, Willingham, Gillen, Snyder & Jock, Spencer

Image Expo has brought forth a flood of announcements for new titles for 2014, with many of the comic book industry’s biggest names attached. Here are some of the most intriguing and exciting previews image has released: Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips The team that brought you Fatale and Criminal is back for another series in their specialty genre. This time, they bring us a noir tale set in Hollywood of the 1940s, focusing on…

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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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