Fans who can't wait until the official October launch of Letter 44 will have an early opportunity to snag the first issue of Charles Soule and artist Alberto Alburquerque's sci-fi series this week at San Diego Comic-Con. Following its initial announcement at Emerald City in March, publisher Oni Press has decided to whet fan appetites a little early with a convention exclusive black and white edition of Letter 44 #1.
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When it comes to fictional witches, female spellcasters of all stripes usually fall into the "good" or "evil" camps. Hags, though? Universally bad, man. Take Cullen Bunn, Joelle Jones and Nick Filardi's undead viking revenge saga, Hellheim. It's got some of the worst hags you're ever likely to find in a comic book. This fact is crystalized the way superheroes squeeze goal into diamonds this Wednesday, July 10 in Hellheim #5. Oni's provided CA with a first-look at the issue showing just what kind of hags the heroic Rikard must contend with as the series approaches its sixth, story arc-wrapping issue.
Today, on the eve of America's annual celebration of its independence, Oni Press releases a hardcover collection of a comic about one of the nation's greatest unsolved mysteries. Well, it was unsolved, until Brian Churilla revealed The Secret History of D.B. Cooper.
Launching next month from Oni Press is The Mysterious Strangers, a new ongoing series set firmly in the superspy adventure genre but with distinct super-powered twists like time manipulation, telekinesis and a dreaded "death touch," all straight from the minds of writer Chris Roberson and artist Scott Kowalchuk. The Mysterious Strangers is a fun and earnest work, featuring a diverse cast artwork by Kowalchuck and Jackson that's very evocative of '60s spy fiction, expressing kitsch and drama with equal measure. It also comes with a unique two-issue structure, alternating between cliffhanger and resolution, which Kowalchuk and colorist Dan Jackson avail themselves of to create linking covers every two months, resulting in some lovely diptychs.
Following a flurry of other casting announcements, NBC's The Sixth Gun TV pilot has officially named its Drake Sinclair. Michiel Huisman (Treme) will play the roguish gunslinger in the adaptation of the long-running The Sixth Gun comic from Oni Press, created by writer Cullen Bunn and artist Brian Hurtt...
For over ten years, Ted Naifeh's Courtney Crumrin series has been one of the most compelling and consistently entertaining horror comics on the stands. In a story of a young girl who moves to a strange town and meets her sinister (and magical) uncle, Naifeh pit his title character against all manner of spooks, haunts and witchcraft, all of which crashed to an ending in last week's Courtney Crumrin #10, the final issue of a monthly serial that built on four full-color hardcovers of adventure. The end result is a prestigious library of work for Oni Press, something that rivals the mighty Scott Pilgrim in scope and the best of any publisher in quality.
From The Sixth Gun to Helheim to Wasteland, Oni Press has had its supernatural adventure comic bases covered for a bit now, but this October writer Charles Soule and artist Alberto Alburquerque will be bringing some sci-fi into the fold in their new series, Letter 44.