Friday, November 30, 2012

PR: Aspen Holiday prints, on sale December 10th

Aspen Xmas

Aspen Comics To Offer A Second Special Fathom Holiday 2012 Print by Mike DeBalfo and Peter Steigerwald

On the heels of selling out both the color and sketch versions of their Aspen Holiday 2012 mini-print quicker than expected, Aspen is pleased to offer one more free Aspen Holiday mini print for purchases as well as a full-size print available for sale this December to satisfy demand. With a brand new piece of art by Soulfire’s Mike DeBalfo and colored by Peter Steigerwald, this rare Aspen Holiday image features Fathom’s popular leading lady, Aspen Matthews decked out for the season.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Review: Mazeworld

Adam Cadman is a convicted murderer that is sentenced to death by hanging. The sentence is carried out and as soon as he blacks out he wakes up on a different world. A world where the mazes are everything, since religion to ethos or even architecture. He wakes up on Mazeworld.

There he will be faced with a civil war of sorts that won't let him go idly by. Many adventures await the hanged man.

This book collects all three Mazeworld stories originally published in the British magazine 2000AD.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Future Collection: SOULFIRE (vol 4) #3


SOULFIRE (vol 4) #3
J.T. Krul – Story / Mike DeBalfo – Art / Nei Ruffino

Michael Turner’s epic fantasy adventure surges forward into a new era!

Infected by the poisonous sickness plaguing her body, Grace’s dragon manifestation of fire and chaos devastates the city of Rome, while Malikai and friends come to grips with the harsh reality that something unthinkable must be done in order to stop her. Meanwhile, Sarin’s rule begins to strain under the weight of his own agenda—as his decisions lead to deadly results for those closest to him!

From veteran SOULFIRE scribe J.T. Krul, and featuring the amazing art of Michael DeBalfo along with fan favorite colorist Nei Ruffino, this is the SOULFIRE tale three volumes in the making! New and returning fans will NOT want to miss out as the biggest SOULFIRE story ever told continues right here!

SOULFIRE (vol 4) #3 is in stores December 12th, 2012!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Review: Daytripper

What is the most important days in your life?

Dayrtipper follows the most important days of Bras de Oliva Domingos and by the end of each nothing will ever be same in his life.

Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon give the reader their vision of the life of a regular person and how it can be interesting and captivating.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Review: Saga Volume 1

A forbidden love births a forbidden child. In a galaxy where war is the norm and neibor species cannot coexist with each other Alana and Marko find a way to overcome the hate and discover love.

Magic versus Science, Royalty with tv for heads and lies detecting cats. All this and more crayziness from Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.

This migh just be the start to a glorious new series.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Review: Scars

How much of a monster do you have to become to hunt monsters?

Scars follows Detective John Cain and his partner when they are faced with the investigation of a horrible murder of a eleven years old girl.

This book dwells in the police thriller genre and aims at making the reader uncomfortable. Warren Ellis dwells in this genre using child abuse as the emotional driver for the protagonist.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Review: SCUD the Disposable Assassin, The Whole Shebang

In the future everyone can buy a robot assassin from a common vending machine. The most popular are the SCUD heartbreaker series. The golden robots that get the job done and self-destruct as soon as the objective is achieved.

SCUD the disposable assassin is one of those robots. In a unexpected turn of events this particular SCUD gained self-awareness and took measures to prevent his self-destruction. And from this point forward he became known as... SCUD.

SCUD the Disposable Assassin, the Whole Shebang collects the full run of SCUD's adventures.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Review: Leviathan

Leviathan is the new jewel of the seas. A behemoth of a ship that has more resemblances with a floating city than a oceanic cruiser.

On its maiden voyage it disappeared into a limbo like dimension before it could reach its destination. The year was 1928. Jump 20 years in the future and the Leviathan is still lost in limbo and a strange murder of a first class passenger triggers an investigation that will take the reader to the deepest secrets of the Leviathan.

This 2000AD book also prints the Tales of the Leviathan short-stories that take place before the main story, with are:

  • Chosen One
  • McLean's Last Case
  • Beyond the Blue Horizon

Friday, November 9, 2012

Solicitations: Aspen Comics February 2012

Jam Poster

Aspen Comics February 2013 solicitations have arrived.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Review: Outer Orbit

What do a green ex-cop, a blue pizza guy and a brown intergalactic thief have in common?!

Nothing, but in Outer Orbit they will have to learn how to live with each other, better yet, after each other.

Being in the wrong place at the right time will take a whole new meaning.

Spaceships, explosions, sleeping with sheeps, ancient idols, bounty hunters and the most unbelievable circumstances is what makes Outer Orbit such a delightfully fun misadventure.

Future Collection: FATHOM: KIANI (vol 2) #4

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Vince Hernandez – writer / Oliver Nome – art / John Starr - colors

The Blue’s fiercest warrior returns as FATHOM: KIANI vol 2 concludes!

It is civil war amongst the Blue under the surface and no one may survive in this Fathom Universe-shattering conclusion! Kiani and her dissidents find themselves with only one option left in their campaign against Siphon and the Elite Council—they must battle his immeasurable forces for their survival…or die! Yet, the tragedy of events leading to this regrettable war between their own-kind will pale to the shocking actions taken by those who Kiani once trusted! Alliances will be broken, cities will fall and the world of Fathom will never be the same again!
Brought to you by the creative team of Vince Hernandez, Oliver Nome and John Starr, FATHOM: KIANI vol 2 #4 is a must have for any Fathom fan!

FATHOM: KIANI (vol 2) #4 is in stores November 21th, 2012!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Off-Topic: I keep expecting Miguel O'Hara to pass by my window

Greatings fellow comics lover,

Reading Graphic Novels reached an important milestone. Its actually the first recorded one and by a whim of fate. A moment later and the moment would be lost.

The future is now!

2099 pageviews (just under 1800 unique hits) in just one month of activity.

While this is not something to write home about, is above my personal expectations, and for that I'm very grateful to everyone that reads or has read RGN. Thanks guys and gals. I hope you enjoy reading RGN as much as I enjoy writing for it.

I'll keep looking out my window for Miguel O'Hara to swing by.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Review: Star Wars Omnibus Tales of the Jedi Volume 2

The second and last Tales of the Jedi omnibus from Dark Horse collects the following stories:

  1. The Freedon Nadd Uprising
  2. Dark Lords of the Sith
  3. The Sith War
  4. Redemption

Or in other words, the fall of Ulic Qel-Droma, the rising of Nomi Sunrider and the perdition of Exar Kun.

4000 BBY the galaxy was a very different place. Jedi romance was not forbidden, space exploration was not fully developed and Sith plans were more brute force than political cunning.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Review: Doctor Strange Season One

Marvel's Season One line focus on retelling of established superheros origin story. And this one retreads the penance path of Stephen Strange into enlightenment and magic.

Stephen will have to learn to deal with a witty Ancient One, a arrogant Mordo, a reckless Wong and mysterious Sofia Di Cosimo.

This adventure will take Stephen and the reader around the world and back, in search of 3 rings of power that together are able to control the Vishanti.