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REVIEW: 'Postal' #21 by Bryan Hill, Isaac Goodhart, and K. Michael Russell

This wouldn't be 'Postal' without a major scheme in the works by someone in the criminal haven known as the town of Eden. The fact that it's coming from Mark and Maggie is the surprising part. Meanwhile, Laura has her hands full trying to maintain her grasp on the town. Bryan Hill and Isaac Goodheart bring another exciting chapter in this briskly paced issue.


POSTAL #21  Writer: Bryan Hill Artists: Isaac Goodhart, K. Michael Russell Letterer: Troy Peteri Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 26, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99
Score: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Watching Mark and Maggie coupled up is a little weird but feels right. After all the drama they've been through it would only seem just for them to finally come together. They've had a seemingly unbreakable bond amid a neo-Nazi attack, the murders of the psychopathic daughter of the FBI director, and a near rebellion against Mark as the interim mayor. With all that out of the way, Mark and Maggie can finally decompress. How…

First Look: WAR MOTHER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Stephen Segovia

Valiant presents your first lettered look inside WAR MOTHER #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of a RIVETING NEW SERIES pitting the breakout hero of 4001 A.D. against the war machines of tomorrow in her landmark full-length debut! On August 23rd, New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and explosive artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK, Action Comics) forge a new myth of the near future as the defender of humanity’s last bastion of scientific expertise – Ana, designated War Mother of the walled city known as The Grove - undertakes a mission to rescue her people from extinction on a planet that has moved beyond mankind…


Two millennia from today, Earth is not the hospitable home we once knew. Ravaged by an endless onslaught of war, disaster, and time, the world is littered with desolate badlands, fortified kingdoms, and secretive enclaves where humanity still clings to life… Enclaves like The Grove – Earth’s last known repository of scientific knowledge and bio-engineered…

REVIEW: 'Crosswind' #2 by Gail Simone and Cat Staggs

Chicago hitman Cason Bennett and mousy Seattle housewife Juniper Blue have inexplicably switched bodies and lives. A mysterious stranger has called them each to tell them they have to play the game. 'Crosswind' by Gail Simone and Cat Staggs is a juicy satisfying crime fantasy that sizzles with intrigue.


CROSSWIND #2 Story: Gail Simone Art / Cover / Variant Cover: Cat Staggs Published: July 26, 2017 Diamond ID: MAY170671 Digital : $3.99 Print: $3.99
Score: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
The mind-breaking crime fantasy continues! Slick Chicago hitman Cason Bennett and mousy Seattle housewife Juniper Blue have inexplicably switched bodies and lives, and a heartless, relentless killer seems intent on killing them both. Don't miss this edge-of-your-seat thriller by fan-favorites GAIL SIMONE and CAT STAGGS!
Cason and Juniper are forced to play their new roles in their new bodies. Juniper has to clean up a bloody crime scene from the end of the last issue and Cason has to make a killer dinner for Jun…

KICKSTARTER SPOTLIGHT: 'Death Metal Zombie Cop' Issue #1 by Felipe Smith

A Superstar LAPD Rookie (Marco Miranda) & his disillusioned Training Officer (Rhonda Riley) discover that a corruption-plagued Justice System and the tightening stranglehold of the Drug Cartel are just the tip of the iceberg when L.A.'s deadliest Urban Legend reveals itself to be very REAL.


The creator who brought Robbie Reyes, the All-New Ghost Rider, back to life for Marvel is back with another high-octane adventure with his Kickstarter passion project, Death Metal Zombie Cop. If the title alone doesn't grab you then check out the amazing art. 


DEATH METAL ZOMBIE COP is an Action/Horror comic originally conceived in Japan (shortly after ending serialization of PEEPO CHOO with Kodansha) & now made in Los Angeles. It's infused with Dark Humor, real LAPD situations, West Coast slice-of-life antics, and over 5 years worth of development and HEART! 

ABOUT THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
"All pledged funds will go towards DEATH METAL ZOMBIE COP #1 production costs and bac…

PREVIEW: 'Your Pal Archie' #1 by Ty Templeton, Dan Parent, and Andre Szymanowicz

Classic-style Archie makes his return in this ALL-NEW, ALL-AGES comic from Ty Templeton and Dan Parent! Issue 1 features one of five connecting variant covers by Les McClaine. Collect them all to create one giant image of Pop's Chock'lit Shop!


YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #1
Script: Ty Templeton Art: Dan Parent, Ty Templeton, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli Cover: Dan Parent Connecting Variant Cover: Les McClaine On Sale Date: 7/26 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.









PREVIEW: 'Blood Brothers' #2 – DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE by Fabian Rangel Jr. and Javier Caba

In the second chapter of Hermanos de Sangre, it's the Soliz brothers versus a pack of werewolf gangsters! Later, at an auction for magic items, the brothers find themselves having to deal with demon luchador, El Demonio! While Diego tries to find out who purchased the cursed Aztec skull, Gabe is in for the match of his life!


Blood Brothers #2 – DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE writer: Fabian Rangel Jr. artist: Javier Caba cover: Javier Caba FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+






All-New Sci-Fi Series PORT OF EARTH Coming from Zack Kaplan and Image This Fall

Fan-favorite writer Zack Kaplan (ECLIPSE) teams up with all-star artist Andrea Mutti (Rebels, Prometheus) for a gritty new science fiction series, PORT OF EARTH, coming this November from Image Comics and Top Cow Productions.


Aliens have come to Earth, not in war or peace, but with a business deal: open up a spaceport here on Earth in exchange for advanced technology. But when our alien visitors break Port restrictions and wreak havoc in our cities, it falls to the newly formed Earth Security Agency to hunt down and safely deport the dangerous rogue aliens back to the Port of Earth.

“After exploring the solar apocalypse in ECLIPSE—which was just announced to be in development for TV, but more on that later—I’m thrilled to be tackling a very unique alien arrival story with another amazing creative team!” said Kaplan.

“My passion for sci-fi is very ancient, beginning when I was really young with Star Wars, Star Trek, Galactica, Space 1999, UFO, Alien, and dozens of other books and comic…

PREVIEW: 'Faith and the Future Force' #1 (of 4) by Jody Houser, Stephen Segovia, and Barry Kitson

A SPECTACULAR SUMMER EVENT! This summer, every second counts when acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One), explosive artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK, Action Comics), comics legend Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four), and special surprise guests push Faith into a centuries-spanning fight for existence alongside the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe…past, present, and future!


Faith “Zephyr” Herbert – former member of Unity, current Harbinger Renegade, and Los Angeles’ #1 superhero – is the universe’s last, best chance at survival! Centuries from today, a devious artificial intelligence has unleashed a blistering attack on the very foundations of time…one that is unwriting history from beginning to end! Now, with her options exhausted, Neela Sethi, Timewalker – the self-appointed protector of what is and will be – has returned to the 21st century to recruit Earth’s greatest champions of today and tomorrow to oppose this existential threat…and she needs Faith to l…

#SDCC2017 New 'Justice League' Trailer, New Slate of Films, and The Flash Reaches 'Flashpoint'

During Warner Bros.’ panel in the famed Hall H of the San Diego Comic Con, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, and Ray Fisher introduced new footage from Zack Snyder’s upcoming film, Justice League.


With over four minutes of footage, some seen before, there's an expansive overview of the film without giving away how Superman returns. One scene teases the return of someone presumably Superman but it remains a mystery. The trailer also confirms that Justice League will return to the island of Themyscira, the home of Wonder Woman, featuring footage of Connie Nielsen’s Queen Hippolyta. Wonder Woman kicks the ass of armed robbers, Aquaman casually surfs the backside of a parademon, Cyborg relieves Alfred of flying duties, Batman looks as menacing as ever and we get a glimpse of the big baddie, Steppenwolf.


Other news and notes from Saturday's WB/DC panel:

A montage of logos and characters, with no release dates given, revealed an updated slate of nine upcoming DCEU fi…

#SDCC2017 The Winners of The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for 2017

Friday night at the San Diego Comic Con, the 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were handed out and few surprises occurred but some very deserving people were recognized.The Hernandez Brothers, George Pérez, Walt Simonson, Jim Starlin  were inducted into the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame, Sonny Liew took home 3 awards for The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, and Jill Thompson won the Best Graphic Album—New award for Wonder Woman: The True Amazon.


Saga has become a perennial winner with a win for Best Continuing Series and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples won the Best Writer and for Best Cover Artist and Best Penciller/Inker respectively. Liew ‘s awards for his graphic novel included Best Writer/Artist, Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia, and Best Publication Design. Jill Thompson also made the trip to the stage three times, winning the awards for Best Painter/Multimedia Artist, Best Single Issue/One-Shot (with collaborators Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer for Beast of Burden…

#SDCC2017 READY PLAYER ONE Comic-Con Trailer Debuts

Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic Con opens with Steven Spielberg and his film 'Ready Player One' based on the best selling novel of the same name written by Ernest Cline.

The trailer is amazingly beautiful and a feast for the eyes. Spielberg says Iron Giant will play a big role in the film as many cameos appear like Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings, and more. Check it out now.


#SDCC2017 See the Beautiful New Comic Con Poster for The 'Justice League'

Warner Bros. released a gorgeous new poster for 'Justice League' Saturday ahead of their highly anticipate San Diego Comic-Con panel.


Reminiscent of the work of Alex Ross, the new poster features DC's iconic heroes gathered together with Batman centered and surrounded by Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg. It's bold and colorful with a clever tagline design“You Can’t Save The World Alone” using the heroes' famous logos.

REVIEW: 'Generation Gone' #1 by Ales Kot, André Lima Araújo, and Chris O’Halloran

"America, 2020. Three young hackers with nothing to lose. A secretive scientist with a plan. One final job. What happens when you're poor, angry, and get superpowers you never asked for? 'Skins' + 'Unbreakable' = GENERATION GONE."


GENERATION GONE #1
Written by Ales Kot and André Lima Araújo Art by André Lima Araújo, Chris O’Halloran Letters by Clayton Cowles Published by Image Comics Release Date: July 19, 2017
Score: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Meet Elena, Nick, and Baldwin. Three millennial hackers on the verge of a windfall end up getting more than they bargained when they come across a life-altering code. Ales Kot and Andre Araujo have placed their own spin on the superhero genre with an engaging and immersive new book, Generation Gone. The year may be 2020 but it's very current and timely in the topics the book touches on without being heavy-handed about it. This extended first issue offers over 50 pages of character development leaving the more sensational drama…

#SDCC2017 Scott Snyder Reveals Duke Thomas' Codename and New Series

In the barrage of DC Comics' news coming out of San Diego Comic Con there was a cool nugget of information to emerge from Friday's panel. Batman's unofficial sidekick, Duke Thomas, is finally getting a codename and his own series.

  When asked about Duke, the esteemed writer of Batman Scott Snyder revealed that he'll be writing along with DC Talent Workshop product Tony Patrick the series, Batman: The Signal. “Gotham’s hero by day,” according to Snyder, will be known as The Signal, thus the title, but no release date or artist has been announced.  

Duke joined the We Are Robin movement and became one of hundreds of civilian teenagers to don the Robin R and fought for their city. Eventually, he would leave the movement and join the Batman Family officially as a vigilante mentored by Batman himself.



Source: CBR 

Valiant Solicitations for OCTOBER 2017

Valiant is one of the most exciting comic book publishers in the industry and they are loaded with new and on-going sci-fi and superhero stories coming in October. Check out the solicitations for the month and make sure to preorder your favorites with your local comic shop so you don't miss any of the great titles. Also, check out the slideshow featuring the music of Linkin Park (RIP to Chester Bennington).

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ETERNITY #1 (of 4) Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
Wraparound Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Blank Cover Also Available

A VISIONARY NEW SERIES! 

From the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY, X-Men: Deadly Genesis) comes an expedition into the Unknown. Beyo…