With Ninjak #22 and "Silent Prelude," Matt Kindt, Cafu, and Ulises Arreola are sending Colin King down a path once walked by comics' other favorite ninja, Snake Eyes, in GI Joe #21's "Silent Interlude." Ninjak is hunting down the mysterious and deadly Roku as the story heads towards "The Seven Blades of Master Darque," and as you might expect, I am already at critical mass for excitement. Check out a preview!
Anyone who romanticizes the intersection of art and pain should meet the villain of The Electric Sublime, a comic by W. Maxwell Prince and Martin Morazzo. In this preview of the third issue, we find him at work, painting with the blood of a man he's holding prisoner and torturing. And he's doing it while wearing an Andy Warhol wig, no less. What he's painting is the winky-face icon we've been seeing since the first issue, and doing it human blood has to be a clue to how the magical stuff that's been going on has been accomplished.
Tyson Hesse's Diesel is a bright and accessible steampunk series featuring flying cars, airships, and adventures starring a plucky young girl out to prove herself worthy of her father's legacy. Later this month, Boom Studios will publish the series' first original graphic novel, Diesel: Ignition and the publisher has provided us with an exclusive first look inside!
Thanks to the events of Civil War II, the Guardians of the Galaxy have found themselves stranded on Earth, and while that's a homecoming for members such as Star-Lord, The Thing and Venom, others aren't going to have such a good time acclimating to new customs.
One such Guardian is the notoriously cranky Rocket Raccoon, who finds himself forced to force the perils of Times Square at night and the MTA in a new series by Matthew Rosenberg and Jorge Coelho.
The new Wasp, introduced in All-New Avengers, is arriving in her own series with The Unstoppable Wasp #1 by Jeremy Whitley and Elsa Charretier. With a fantastic cover by Charretier and the promise of fun, upbeat adventures, this comic seems to be aimed squarely at the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl demographic, which is frankly a direction more comics should be aiming in.
I don't know about you, but when the days get shorter and the weather starts turning cold, I always like to read a few comics set in the winter, just to remind me of how much I enjoy the season. Of course, I tend to like the kind of chill that you get from walking through fallen leaves on a crisp and cloudy day or sledding down a snowy hillside, as opposed to, say, the chill of being shot by soldiers in a dystopian future and bleeding out in a forest while you're trying to protect a mysterious baby. But that's just me.
Even so, I'm pretty excited about taking a look at The Few, which debuts from Image in January from Sean Lewis and Hayden Sherman. And if you're in the mood to see the start of a wintry sci-fi adventure, read on for a preview below!
The Marvel Universe is full of superhero teams, but when the United States of America is particularly threatened, there's one team dedicated to standing up for the nation: A.I.M.
Yes, that's the same A.I.M. that made MODOK, but the super-science collective has already been revamped into a force for good in the pages of New Avengers, thanks to the efforts of Roberto DaCosta, aka Sunspot. And now Avengers Idea Mechanics (the New Avengers) is becoming American Intelligence Mechanics (the U.S.Avengers) for reasons that will only become clear in the series itself. Check out a preview of U.S.Avengers #1.
Legend, the comics debut of novelist Samuel Sattin with artist Chris Koehler, is a story of what happens to domesticated animals after a biological attack leaves most of humanity dead and the rest mutated. After a successful run as a mini series, Legend has now been released as a 168-page trade paperback by Z2 Comics.
The trade includes a gallery of fan art inspired by Legend, and we're happy to present an expanded and exclusive version of that gallery here.
Deadpool is Marvel's most popular comedy character of the last decade. Howard the Duck was the publisher's comedy star of the Bronze Age, and he's enjoyed a recent revival. But what if these two characters were squished together into one character? That's the very important question that's answered in Deadpool the Duck, a five issue mini-series written by Stuart Moore with art by Jacopo Camagni.
For Sonic's 25th anniversary the good people over at Archie Comics are launching "Genesis of a Hero," a four-part saga with a retro style that hearkens back to the events of the Sega Genesis games. Check out a preview and get a look at the action yourself!