ADVANCE REVIEW: The Sovereigns #1 – Jump On To A Universe Reimagined

ADVANCE REVIEW: The Sovereigns #1 – Jump On To A Universe Reimagined

It’s easy to forget that there have almost always been super heroic alternatives to the universes of DC and Marvel, whether that was the Golden Age Captain Marvel, the Charlton Heroes or Archie Comics’ stabs at the genre. One of the most fondly remembered, if perpetually struggling, examples were Gold Key Comics’ roster of suers-hero and adventure titles. Now, those properties are licensed to Dynamite Entertainment, and the publisher is currently making a big push…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “C.O.W.L. #5”

ADVANCE REVIEW: “C.O.W.L. #5”

Writters: Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel Artist: Rod Reis Publisher: Image Comics $3.50 With every passing issue C.O.W.L. feels more and more like a comic that is the child of the dark ‘80s comics whose grim and gritty stories have influenced many titles of today. From the nihilistic tone of Watchmen to the uncertain, and somewhat begrudging saviour that is Batman in The Dark Knight Returns, these comics expressed a darker, angst-ridden outlook that the…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “C.O.W.L. #3” Shades of Perception

ADVANCE REVIEW: “C.O.W.L. #3” Shades of Perception

Written by: Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel Art by: Rod Reis $3.50 Published by: Image Comics “C.O.W.L. #3” tackles some issues that your average comic either can’t or won’t. That aspect alone makes it worth reading. If you’re like me and like a little bit of meat on the bone, then this is a series for you. But C.O.W.L. also possesses great characters and some of the most phenomenal artwork of the week. The title…

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UPDATED: Union Victory as “C.O.W.L. #2” Sells Out at Distributor Level

UPDATED: Union Victory as “C.O.W.L. #2” Sells Out at Distributor Level

UPDATE: (6/26/14) In a press release, Image announced that there will be second printing of issue #2, in stores on July 23. Creator Kyle Higgins posted earlier tonight on Twitter that he had received word from the publisher that the second issue of  C.O.W.L. had sold out at a distributor level. The first issue sold just under 21K copies, not quite breaking the top 100 for Diamond. The series is the first for Higgins (Nightwing) at…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “C.O.W.L. #2” When Your Kid’s Kind of an Asshole

ADVANCE REVIEW: “C.O.W.L. #2” When Your Kid’s Kind of an Asshole

Written by: Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel Art by: Rod Reis Published by: Image Comics $3.50 I wasn’t sold on C.O.W.L. after its debut last month. It was an it’s-not-you-it’s-me kind of thing. I wasn’t ready to give up on the series, but I wasn’t really sure where it was trying to go and whether I wanted to hitch along for the ride. This second issue absolved many of my concerns. Writers Kyle Higgins and…

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Image invites you to join the First Super-Hero Labor Union in C.O.W.L.

Image invites you to join the First Super-Hero Labor Union in C.O.W.L.

Image Comics has released a teaser for the upcoming C.O.W.L. series from writer Kyle Higgins. The series will chronicle the journey of the world’s first super-hero labor union and be set during the last great labor movement of the 1960s. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this series here at Capeless, so stay tuned! — [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] Join The First Ever Super-Hero Labor Union in C.O.W.L. In 1960s Chicago super-heroes must fight to…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Special Blend

ADVANCE SCOUT: Special Blend

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’s “Special Blend” includes…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Pulpy Pals and Leading Ladies

ADVANCE SCOUT: Pulpy Pals and Leading Ladies

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: It’s the week after Comic-Con,…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Four Fantastic Books (6/5/13)

ADVANCE SCOUT: Four Fantastic Books (6/5/13)

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: We kept the list light…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Second-Class Citizens and Secret Agendas (5/29/13)

ADVANCE SCOUT: Second-Class Citizens and Secret Agendas (5/29/13)

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: We’re coming to you a…

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