Five New Comics Hitting The Shelves This Week

Immortal

Immortal

Writer: Rob Potchak
Artist: Owen Gieni
Publisher: Keenspot

When you’re seven-hundred years old, you think you’ve seen everything. This is the case for the immortal Elisa, once a 16th-century noblewoman who partied with Nostradamus. Now her everlasting life marches on in present day 1997, where she’s a sword-swinging adventurer who moonlights as a librarian, and she’s about to discover that there are always new things to discover!

Kick ass leading lady – check. Sexy librarian – check. Party girl – check. If I could be any woman in the world, I think it might have to be Elisa, and I haven’t even seen what she’s capable of yet. She’s the whole package, and did I mention Immortal! Plus she’s illustrated by Owen Gieni, who has done such an amazing job on the latest run of Rat Queens – you just know she’s going to look stunning.

Pick up your copy here

Wynonna Earp

Wynonna Earp

Writer: Beau Smith

Artist
: Angel Hernandez

Publisher
: IDW

Outlaws. Mavericks. Werewolves. These are The Banditos, the gang Wynonna ran with in her wildest, pre-Black Badge days. Somebody, or something is killing them off, one by one. It’s up to Wynonna to return to her roots, and find out why!

If you’re a fan of Syfy’s Wynonna Earp TV series – which explores the life of the legendary Wyatt Earp’s great great granddaughter – you’ll want to check out Beau Smith’s new series. It tells the story of Wynonna’s outlaw past, before she showed up in Purgatory, for the first time ever. As the original creator of Wynonna Earp, Smith is more than qualified to spill all her secrets.

Pick up your copy here

Calexit

Calexit

Writer: Matt Pizzolo

Artist
: Amancay Nahuelpan

Publisher
: Black Mask Comics

What if a fascist, autocratic President took over the United States? And what if that President lost California, the sixth largest economy on Earth, by nearly 2-to-1…a margin of almost 3 1/2 million votes? What if the day after that President took power, the largest mass demonstration in history occurred, and the state with the largest turnout was California. And then, the following week, two of the largest international airports in the world, California’s LAX and SFO, were blockaded by protesters? What if California refused to be ruled?

Potentially the most relevant comic out there at the moment, Calexit is written by one of Black Mask Studios creators, Matt Pizzolo, who is no stranger to politically charged comic book series. Calexit is by no means factually based, but it provides an insight into what a very real America could look like if people were to band together. I think this will be a very fascinating read, especially for those who actually live in California.

Pick up your copy here

Spider-Men II

Spider-Men

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Artist
: Sara Pichelli

Publisher
: Marvel

The first time Peter Parker and Miles Morales met ended with a question – WHO IS THE MILES MORALES OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE?! Now that the Miles you know and love is with Peter in the Marvel Universe, you’re finally going to get that answer to who the OTHER Miles Morales is! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Following the events of Secret Wars, Miles Morales now resides in the same universe as Peter Parker, and with a new Spider-Man movie tearing up the box office, and the prospect of an animated Spider-Man film showcasing alternate Spidey – Morales, the web slinger has never been more talked about, which makes it the perfect time to bring both of them together. Hopefully this new series will fix all the continuity issues between the two alternate Spider-Men.

Pick up your copy here

Skin & Earth

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Writer: Lights

Artist
: Lights

Publisher
: Dynamite

Skin & Earth is a story of a girl looking for hope in a hopeless world. Caught between romance and cults, gods and mortals, and just trying to find a good borscht, Enaia Jin is lead down a dark path by new lovers that reveal a twisted fantasy world and her own true nature. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where corporations rule, this adventurous tale of loneliness, deceit and self-discovery begins here! Written and drawn by alt-pop phenomenon Lights, Skin & Earth ties directly into her next full length album, released in Fall 2017 on Warner Bros Records.

Electro-pop artist, Lights, who has a new LP due out later in the year, has decided to branch into the comic universe and paired her latest musical venture with it’s very own comic book. Having never heard of Lights, I’m more intrigued by the artwork that goes along with Skin & Earth. The simple yet beautiful images are drawn by Lights herself and depict a story about an alter ego that inspired her latest album – something i’m now quite looking forward to listening to.

Pick up your copy here

What’s on your comic book pull list for 12th July? Will you be picking up any of the above issues? Which one are you looking forward to reading the most?

John Wick Comic Book Coming This September


Dear fans of the John Wick movies – Dynamite have announced that a John Wick comic book series is coming soon, and have confirmed that it will be an origin story! If you’ve always wanted to discover what Wick was like before he became the feared Baba Yaga, you may now hyperventilate!

The comic will focus on a young John Wick, fresh out of prison, who embarks on his very first vendetta as he comes up against a strange but powerful community of assassins. Greg Pak, who has had successful runs with the comics Planet Hulk and World War Hulk, is on board to write the series, and Giovanni Valletta, who is best known for his work on Dark Horse Presents, will be providing the illustrations.

John Wick is an incredible character – he and the world he inhabits are mysterious, thrilling, sexy, and contagious. The series that we are doing develops that world even further by delving into his official origin story for the first time. We couldn’t have been more fortunate than to have Greg Pak come on board to craft this tale. He has such a great understanding of the characters, their world, and their voices. The artwork Giovanni Valletta is creating is going to leave people breathless. He’s found a way to truly immerse the readers into the world of John Wick in a way that I don’t think any other artist would have been able to. The thrills, speed, and action are all there on the page! – Anthony Marques, Editor of Dynamite

This announcement follows news that John Wick director Chad Stahelski is in talks with Lionsgate about creating a spin-off of the film for TV.  Currently named The Continental – after the luxury hotel chain that accommodates the assassins in the movie – the show will look at the Continentals all over the world, their clientele, and how they become a part of that world. Whilst the show won’t be directly about John Wick, Keanu Reeves has been rumoured to make an appearance.

10 Gifts Every Deadpool Fan Needs in their Life

With Deadpool filming confirmed to be well on it’s way – thanks to Ryan Reynolds who tweeted a picture of the mercenary sun bathing outside the X-mansion earlier in the week – everyone is understandably getting excited about the sequel. I thought I’d share a few of my Deadpool must haves for the fan who can’t get enough of the Merc with the mouth.


1. Deadpool Piggy Bank – I am the worst at saving, like seriously – the complete worst, so I have absolutely no need for any money box ever, but if you need to store your pennies somewhere, why not in Deadpool – I’m certain he’d appreciate the extra cash. He is a mercenary after all.

2.  Deadpool Colouring Book – Adult colouring books are all the rage at the moment and you can’t get more adult than Deadpool. I personally own way more than any child should probably have, let alone adult, but this is a Deadpool colouring book man, its a must.

3. Deadpool Dress – Deadpool is no stranger to cross dressing, so I could totally see him rocking this little red number. It’s not the most conventional outfit, but it looks stretchy enough for back flips and copious amounts of stabbing, if you feel so inclined.

4. Deadpool Comic Poster – There are a ridiculous amount of posters out there in the online abyss, but this one is hands down my favourite. I just love the contrast between the black & white comic book background, and a red Deadpool standing cross armed in front.

5. Deadpool Bookends – I can’t say I’ve ever owned bookends because I’m a serial bookcase owner, but if I were going to own bookends, these would be a serious contender. Made of wood, I love the simplicity, and boldness.

6. Deadpool Leggings – I don’t think these need an explanation as to why they’re awesome and everyone must own them, even the guys. I have never seen anyone in Deadpool leggings, and feel that needs to change.

7. Deadpool Flair – There are not enough Deadpool pins in the world, and if you are one of the many who is yet to own one, make this the first in your collection because Mondo are pro’s at creating eye catching flair for your lapels, and this is no exception.

8. Adventure Time Watch – I knew I wanted this Adventure Time watch ever since seeing it on Deadpool’s wrist in the first movie, and now it’s actually available to buy – Just make sure no one else see’s it on your wrist, or your identity is blown, and Collosus will be after you.

9. Deadpool Pen Holder – Brutality is Deadpool’s game, and I’m not sure there’s anything more brutal than a severed head used as a push cushion for pens. Perfect for the desk of someone who needs a little help showing people who is boss.

10. Deadpool Tee – One for the pop culture mash-up fans out there – a Finding Nemo / Deadpool tshirt. Cute AND deadly, wearing this you might actually find yourself a Dory to help you with your quest – though we all know Deadpool works alone.

Superhero Tan Lines

Superhero Tan Lines

Today marks the first official day of Summer, and the longest day of the year, so make sure you wear plenty of sun cream, or you’ll end up like these iconic DC superheroes – can you guess which one is which?

See Mike Draws shows us what happens when you wear your costume out in the sun – though I can’t imagine Batman or Robin get too many tan lines since they mainly fight crime at night.

Five New Comics Hitting the Shelves This Week

Jimmy’s Bastards

Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Russell Braun
Publisher: After Shock Comics

Jimmy Regent, Britain’s number one super-spy, has got it all: intrigue, adventure, a license to shoot whoever he likes and beautiful women falling at his feet. He also has a new partner who isn’t quite as impressed by Jimmy as all other women appear to be. Now, there’s a price to pay for Jimmy’s multiple romantic conquests – the results of which are about to come calling in the worst possible way…

If you watched the first season of Preacher, you may be familiar with Garth Ennis, who wrote the graphic novel the show is based on. Well Ennis is back with a brand new comic, only this one is based on a spy rather than a priest. Picture James Bond – behind the scenes, as Jimmy’s Bastards revels how living the life of a spy can come with some worrying consequences.

Defenders

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Artist
: David Marquez

Publisher
: Marvel

Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure! But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more – they will need to become DEFENDERS!

With the Defenders TV series debuting in August, this comic has come in the neck of time for those wanting to learn a little bit more about the team. Based in the same gritty world and written by comic royalty, Brian Michael Bendis, – who is more than familiar with these characters – Defenders is a must read this week. Expect to see the likes of Black Cat and Kingpin making an appearance as well.

Briggs Land Lone Wolves

Writer: Brian Wood

Artist
: Mack Chater

Publisher
: Dark Horse

Isaac Briggs, fresh off a tour in Afghanistan and struggling to reintegrate, finds solace hiking the old forest trails. When two random backpackers wander onto the Land, an innocent situation quickly turns dangerous and Isaac’s military training takes a turn down a dark path. Welcome to Briggs Land, nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, representing the largest anti-government secessionist movement in the United States.

Already in development for a TV series on AMC, Biggs Land is an incredibly topical comic, focusing on issues such as religious extremism, domestic terror, and ultra-nationalism, and with a large cast of characters, it’s going to be hard not to find someone to relate to. If you’re looking to get familiar with the characters before they hit the little screen, it’s a must read.

Secret Empire: United

Writer: Jim Zub

Artist
: Ario Anindito

Publisher
: Marvel

Steve Rogers has finally brought peace to the planet, securing the borders of the land that he loves against any and all threats. And his peace will be maintained-by any means necessary. So when skirmishes break out on the outskirts of mutant-controlled territory, Hydra’s supreme leader takes matters into his own hands…

Marvel Comics have released another upcoming Secret Empire tie-in; a super-powered thriller where the Avengers, X-Men and Hydra battle it out to find their place in the new world. This is a Marvel I’m not used to, where everyone seems to be on edge. It will be interesting to see which mutants pop up, though we can expect to see Archangel, Magik and Sebastian Shaw.

Dark Days: The Forge

Writer: Scott Snyder, James Tynion

Artist
: Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, John Romita Jr.

Publisher
: DC Comics

Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It’s an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?

The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin, courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion, along with a master class of artists. Dark days is probably worth reading on talent alone, but with the promise of huge revelations about the past, present and future of the cosmology of DC, this will definitely not be a comic you’ll want to miss out on.

Five New Comics Hitting The Shelves This Week

Misfit City

Writer: Kiwi Smith

Artist
: Naomi Franquiz

Publisher
: Boom studios

Nothing’s happened in Wilder’s hometown since they filmed that cult kids’ adventure movie there in the 80s…but that’s ancient history. Until one day, she and her friends come upon a centuries-old pirate map drawn by someone named Black Mary…and find out there might be some REAL adventure in their tiny town after all!

Misfit City looks to be 2017’s answer to those great, imaginative adventure movies we got to watch as kids – you know, The Goonies / ET. Only this time, picture a kick ass team of girls – it’s not just straight white boys who yearn for adventure. If you like Lumberjanes and Goldie Vance, you need to check out Misfit City. Plus, the comic has been written by the queen of girl power movies, Kiwi Smith, who wrote the likes of 10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde, and The House Bunny.

Rocket

Writer: Al Ewing

Artist
: Adam Gorham

Publisher
: Marvel

It’s a dirty universe out there, even when you’re not regularly mistaken for trash-foraging vermin. And it’s about to get dirtier. He thought his paws were clean, that he was on the up-and-up. But then an old flame swam back into his life, and he was back in the game… the heist game. If you need a safe cracked, a vault busted or a score taken…ask for Rocket. Just don’t call him a raccoon.

We’re all familiar with the cheeky Raccoon that has been gracing our screens recently with the Guardians of the Galaxy, but we’ve only glimpsed his villainous side. Rocket will explore his life of crime in more detail, so if you’re a big fan of the rodent, you need to check this out. The comic is penned by Marvel alum Al Ewing who has written Mighty Avengers and Loki: Agent of Asgard.

Bug: The Adventures of Forager

Writer: Lee Allred

Artist
: Michael Allred

Publisher
: DC Comics

Forager is just one of the Hive before he breaks out of his cocoon and finds himself in a mysterious house in an unknown realm. There he meets all kinds of strange creatures: a ghostly girl, a talking teddy bear and otherworldly weirdos that have literally jumped out of his worst nightmares. But these interdimensional oddballs are nothing compared to the evil General Electric, who is on the hunt for a reality-bending metal that could alter the fabric of life itself. To stay one step ahead of him and preserve the multiverse, Forager must travel through alternate dimensions to seek the metal and, hopefully, catch up with that cagey stuffed bear. If he does it, will he finally be able to distinguish himself as a New God?

Bug is DC’s latest tribute to Jack Kirby for his centenary. Written and drawn by ‘the first family of comics’; Eisner Award winning brothers Lee and Michael, Bug will give you a closer look at some of the more obscure characters from the DC Universe. If you’re looking for something strange but wonderful, and full of colour, this comic needs to be on top of your to buy list this week.

Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel

Writer: Kieron Gillen

Artist
: Marco Checchetto

Publisher
: Marvel

Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side by side into the darkest shadows of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up, one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel. Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s Queen?

The Screaming Citadel is a crossover between Kieron’s Doctor Aphra series and Jason Aaron’s Star Wars – joining all the characters from both to form a new gothic-horror story. Expect to see the likes of Han and Leia, along with a host of new characters. If you’re a fan of the original trilogy and want to explore the characters a little more, make sure you check this out.

Ghostbusters: Funko Universe

Writer: Troy Dye

Artist
: Phillip Murphy

Publisher
: IDW

An ancient Japanese prophecy foretold that when the Masters of the Four Winds unite, they would become unstoppable. Instead, the four masters killed each other in battle, proving the prophecy false. More than 600-years later, an ancient shuriken is unearthed, releasing the spirit of one of the masters to seek out and resurrect the other three in order to fulfill the prophecy. Now, the only thing that stands between the undead ninja and the destruction of the land of the living is… the Ghostbusters!

It’s impossible not to love Funko’s Pop Vinyl figures, with their oversized heads and big beady eyes. Now, Funko and IDW are joining forces to bring a us a comic FULL of the adorable toys. If you’re in need of a cute fix, make sure you pick up this one shot.

American Gods Character Posters

The American Gods premiere date is inching ever closer, with a mere month to go until we get to see Bryan Fullers adaption of Neil Gaiman’s bestselling novel – WAH.. so much excitement!

To tide us over, the kind people of Starz have released a series of character posters – and they are stunning. Seriously.

The colourful posters depict 10 of the main characters from the show, including front runners Shadow Moon, played by Ricky Whittle, and Mr Wednesday played by the legendary Ian McShane.

Unfortunately there isn’t a poster for Gillian Anderson, who will play shape shifting god Media. I cannot wait to see what iconic forms she will take in the show. Can the 30th April hurry up please!? 

Check out the posters below. Will you be watching American Gods when it airs? Which god are you looking forward to seeing the most?

Justice League Teasers


Get ready guys – DC are releasing the first theatrical trailer for the upcoming Justice League movie later today. Who else is stoked? I’m probably one of the few people who prefer DC to Marvel, and even though Batman V Superman didn’t quite meet my expectations, I’m still super excited to see the whole team together in one movie.

To tide us over, Warner Bros have kindly offered up some teasers for each of the main characters. That includes Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Cyborg – there isn’t one for Superman as of yet.

Check them all out below, along with some character posters. Who are you looking forward to seeing the most?

AQUAMAN

Here we get a quick peak at Arthur Curry, aka. Aquaman – played by Jason Momoa. The teaser shows snippets of Aquaman facing waves, being handed the Trident of Neptune, and most excitedly, using the trident – which is a magical weapon that gives its wielder divine power over the sea. There’s also a rather dramatic shot of the whole team, minus Superman.

BATMAN

We already got quite familiar with Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne in Batman V Superman, so this teaser isn’t really showing us anything new. We do however get a quick look at the parademons – those flying human wasp things from BvS – as the Batmobile blasts them from the sky. It seems we’ll be finding out a little bit more about these creatures in Justice League.

THE FLASH

Ezra Miller plays Barry Allen in this teaser. The best thing by far is getting to see The Flash show off his lightning bolt speed, but we also get a close up of his costume whilst he prepares for battle, and a glimpse of a casual looking Allen in his apartment. We got quite a good look at The Flash in Suicide Squad last year but it’s still nice to see more of him.

WONDER WOMAN

This was the longest teaser out of all of them. At first we see Diana Prince examining a massive statue, we then catch a glimpse of her entering a hanger holding a huge carrier – presumably the Flying Fox. In the third snippet, Gal Gadot is dressed in her Wonder Woman garb, and finally we see her protecting herself from some sort of blast with her cuffs. I cannot wait for the Wonder Woman movie.

CYBORG

I probably know least about Cyborg out of all the Justice League members, so this teaser has been the most exciting one for me. Ray Fisher plays Cyborg in this clip, where we get to see him before and after the accident that turns him into alter ego Cyborg – who looks incredible. Check out those arm cannons. He literally blasts a piece of falling building to smithereens.





Suicide Squad Posters

These were actually released quite some time ago, but just in case you haven’t seen them, I had to show you – because they’re super sexy. Seriously, are these not the coolest posters? No cliché landscape background, just a simple animated skull made to look like each character. 

You don’t even need to read the label because each character is distinctive enough as is. Katana with her mask, Rick Flag with his cap.. I think Enchantress is my favourite, but I love the fact they’ve given Harley a heart and a diamond for her eyes. What did you think of them? I kind of want some for my house!

  
    
    
    
    
   

Rock Candy Funko Figures

Funko is probably best known for their cute chibi style Pop! Vinyls, but they also have a huge range of other toys and figures available which they seem to add to every year. Their latest collection is a new line called Rock Candy, showcasing the ‘most powerful women around’, and I already adore them.

These new vinyl figures stand at 5 inches tall and come with a removable base. They will launch in June with a collection of heroines from the DC universe; Sugergirl, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman (Batman v Superman), Batgirl, and Batgirl (Burnside) – my personal favourite.

The figures can currently be pre-ordered from Entertainment Earth for $10.99.