Jack Kirby’s Manhunter is Returning for His Birthday

Jack Kirby’s Manhunter is Returning for His Birthday

Jack Kirby’s classic character of the Manhunter is returning to comics. For Jack Kirby‘s birthday, Manhunter is coming back for a one-shot comic book. DC Comics has announced a series of one shots in celebration of the creator. The first one features one of his classic character getting pushed to his limits when crime has overwhelmed the city. The character first appeared in Police Comics #8 before being given his own series between 1949 and…

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PREVIEW: Mockingbird #1 from Marvel

PREVIEW: Mockingbird #1 from Marvel

Marvel has released a preview for the upcoming series Mockingbird. Brought to you by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk, this brand new series debuts on March 2nd. Below you can see several of the variant covers you can snag for this issue, as well as four pages from the action-packed story spinning out of SHIELD 50th Anniversary issue. FROM OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Spinning out of the smash-hit sold out SHIELD 50th Anniversary Special comes her very first ongoing series! Today,…

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PREVIEWS: First look at Valiant Comics NINJAK #1

PREVIEWS: First look at Valiant Comics NINJAK #1

Matt Kindt, Clay Mann and Butch Guice come together on Valiant Comics new ongoing series NINJAK #1, giving fans of the worlds best assassin a deeper look into his fast, and his future. Take a look at Valiant’s NINJAK #1 bellow!     FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE For the first time, Ninjak’s past and future collide in the pages of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT)…

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PREVIEWS: First Valiant Comics UNITY #16

PREVIEWS: First Valiant Comics UNITY #16

Independant comic publisher Valiant Comics has released a five-page preview of their upcoming issue of UNITY #16 by Matt Kidnt and Pere Perez. Take a look at UNITY #16 below!   FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE War on the HOMEFRONT! After a violent and devastating battle, the Eternal Warrior – one of the world’s immortals, and its greatest wager of war – must once again grapple with his most implacable enemy – the countless days…

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PREVIEWS: First look at DIVINITY #2

PREVIEWS: First look at DIVINITY #2

A god walks among the Earth and will now make his presence known in Valiant Comics DIVINITY #2. Take a sneak peek at this sci-fi adventure below!     (FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE) Can the world withstand its first confrontation with a being of god-like proportions? Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of DIVINITY #2 (of 4) – the second epic issue of the new prestige format VALIANT NEXT limited series from New York Times best-selling…

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PREVIEWS: First Look at Image’s HINGES: CLOCKWORK CITY

PREVIEWS: First Look at Image’s HINGES: CLOCKWORK CITY

Independent comics publisher Image Comics has released a sneak peek at the upcoming February release of Hinges. Written and drawn by Meredith McClaren, the story takes place in a “nuts and bolts” city of Cobble. The main character is Orio, a porcelain doll, with her assigned familiar Bauble, the two explore the walls of the city. McClaren said in a press release that she wanted to create a work of dolls, puppets and stuffed animals…

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PREVIEWS: First look at Divinity #2 from Valiant Comics

PREVIEWS: First look at Divinity #2 from Valiant Comics

Is the world able to handle a god-like power? Independent comic publisher Valiant Comics has released a five page preview or artwork from the March release of Divinity #2, giving us a look at a Soviet Cosmonaut now living in the Australian Outback.     (FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE)   New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine unleash an all-new chapter of the year’s most powerful science fiction saga!…

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Drew Friedman’s New Book Focuses On Comic Industry Legends

Drew Friedman’s New Book Focuses On Comic Industry Legends

Drew Friedman, a photorealistic cartoonist whose famed portraits of celebrities have appeared in numerous publications like The New York Times, Mad magazine, and Rolling Stone to name a few, has created a collection of portraits focused on publishers, editors and artists in the comic book world. The hardcover book, titled Heroes of the Comics: Portraits of the Legends of Comic Books, features Friedman’s signature illustrations of comic book heavy weights he chose himself such as…

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“Life With Archie #37” Celebrates Archie Andrews’s Life

“Life With Archie #37” Celebrates Archie Andrews’s Life

Still reeling from last week’s “Life with Archie #36” in which iconic comic character Archie Andrews was struck and killed by an assassin’s bullet after valiantly sacrificing himself to save friend Kevin Keller? Me too. While the death of Archie in this series is both meaningful and rather depressing, the bubbly teenage Archie we grew up with is still alive and well in his own separate series. The Life with Archie series, which began in…

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REVIEW: “Auteur #5” As Gleefully Insane As You Remember

REVIEW: “Auteur #5” As Gleefully Insane As You Remember

Writer: Rick Spears Artist: James Callahan Publisher: Oni Press I gushingly wrote of how underrated Oni Press is this year in my review of “Life After #1,” and the primary evidence for my thesis was Rick Spears’s and James Callahan’s The Auteur. Most traditional methods of describing comics don’t apply particularly well to defending Auteur as an innovative and bewilderingly smart bit of comic book making. For example, simply describing the plot—that thin thread that assures…

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