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Prosper And Company Are Trapped By A Madman in ‘Hinterkind’ #4 [Preview]

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Launched in October, Ian Edginton and Francesco Trifogli's Hinterkind is a fantasy tale of a post apocalyptic Earth, in which humanity was all but completely wiped out by what is known as "The Blight." Series protagonist Prosper Monday, who has spent her entire life living in a village hidden away in an otherwise abandoned Central Park in Manhattan, is forced to leave the village for the first time to search for her missing grandfather, and in her travels in the wild she'll deal with all manner of challenges, including the beings known as The Hinterkind.

Featuring excellent cover work by Greg Tocchini, Hinterkind is part of Vertigo's latest wave of titles, and the publisher has provided ComicsAlliance with a six page preview of this week's Hinterkind #4, which you can view below.

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Tom Struggles To Save His Family In ‘Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril’ #6 [Preview]

Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #6

 

Arriving in stores this week is Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #6. Created by Alan Moore and Chris Sprouse, the original Tom Strong series launched in 1999 under the America's Best Comics imprint. The series ran for 36 issues, and along the way featured many guest writers and artists, including a few stand out issues written by Peter Hogan. Since then, Hogan has joined Sprouse and Karl Story for two well-received Tom Strong minseries, the second of which concludes this week. This latest tale features a pregnant Tesla Strong fighting for her life, while her father and husband seek a cure. But the only way to save her has seemingly come at the cost of her husband's life.

Vertigo has provided ComicsAlliance with a five page preview of Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #6, which you can view below.

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The Best Comic Book Cover Artists of 2013: Part Four

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ComicsAlliance continues its look back at the best cover artists of 2013, putting the spotlight on Mike Del Mundo (X-Men: Legacy), Massimo Carevale (Conan the Barbarian), Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Force) and Dave Johnson (Brother Lono). When it comes to creating compelling character portraits that open a window on another world, these are four artists who make it look easy.

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The Best Comic Books of 2013 [Master List]

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The last twelve months offered comic book readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies, and the return of old favorites to the emergence of exciting new talent. It was a busy and productive year for the industry, and one we’re pleased to celebrate with what we’re certain will be an uncontroversial, unenumerated list of awards that will prompt only resounding agreement and unbroken fellowship amongst our readers in the comments below.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Talks To Direct And Star In ‘Sandman’ Movie, Co-Produce With David Goyer

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Art by JH Williams III and Dave Stewart

The Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is jumping from the DC movieverse to a more Vertigo live action landscape. Deadline reports that the 32-year-old actor and director is "finalizing a deal" to team with Dark Knight trilogy co-writer David S. Goyer to co-produce a Sandman film at Warner Bros., based on the 75-issue comic book series and its spinoffs written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by artists including Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Jill Thompson, Shawn McManus, Marc Hempel, Michael Zulli and Dave McKean. What's more, Gordon-Levitt has confirmed on Twitter that he'll star as Sandman protagonist, Dream, the immortal physical manifestation of dreaming who works to reestablish his role in reality after escaping a 70-year imprisonment at the hands of human occultists.

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DC And Vertigo Comic Book Releases For March 2014 [Solicitations]

DC Comics Vertigo Solicitations March 2014
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Courtesy of DC Comics, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions and graphic novels going on sale in March 2014 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s New 52 superhero line, the mature readers Vertigo imprint, and the DC Entertainment brand of special projects, digital-first, all-ages and licensed titles. All of the following books can be purchased at finer comic book shops, where you can also pre-order your selections to ensure you’ll get a copy before they sell out.

Highlights for March include Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell by Paul Dini and Joe Quinones; Animal Man #29 -- the series' conclusion -- by Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman; the JSA Omnibus Vol. 1 hardcover collecting nearly 50 influential issues of the series, including much of Geoff Johns' run on the title; the Absolute All-Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder hardcover by Frank Miller, Jim Lee and Scott Williams; Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Played With Fire hardcover and also a new trade paperback of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo comic book adaptation, and Tales of the Batman: Carmine Infantino, which collects some of the classic Batman artists' most iconic work.

 

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The Best Comic Book Cover Artists of 2013: Part Three

Best Covers of 2013 part 3

 

With hundreds of comics released to stores every month, a great cover can make a big difference. That tiny rectangle needs to grab the eye, set a mood, convey an idea, and entice a reader to pick the book up and look inside. It takes a great cover artist to get all of that right.

ComicsAlliance continues its look back at some of the best cover work in 2013 from some of the most talented cover artists in the industry. This week we pick highlights from the work of Nathan Fox (Collider/FBP), Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals) and John Paul Leon (The Massive).

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Holiday Gift Guide: Deluxe & Limited Edition Comics And Art Books

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If you’re like some of the ComicsAlliance staff, you’re a fetishist for expensive hardcover books that are available only in absurdly limited numbers and packaged in exquisite slipcases and loaded with supplemental material and artwork. With the gift-giving season rapidly winding down, people like us are looking for those last-minute gifts that are so expensive and so impressively large that they could never actually seem like you totally forgot to get your shopping (or blogging) done in a timely and responsible manner. The best sort of gift along those lines is of course the deluxe edition comic or art book, and I’ve put together a list of some great ones that you can still find at your local comics stores and online booksellers before the clock runs out on the season.

NOTE ON PRICES: We have included the list prices for each item. Because of holiday sales, you will very likely find discounts at your local comics shops, Amazon and elsewhere.

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AMC Orders Pilot For ‘Preacher’ Series

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With Breaking Bad now concluded, AMC needs a viable replacement for the series, and the network may have just found it. After years of unfounded rumors, and being stuck in various stages of development hell, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Preacher may finally be coming to the small screen, as AMC has ordered a pilot for the series be filmed.

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DC And Vertigo Comic Book Releases for February 2014 [Solicitations]

DC Vertigo Solicitations February 2014

Courtesy of DC Comics, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions and graphic novels going on sale in February 2014 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s New 52 superhero line, the mature readers Vertigo imprint, and the DC Entertainment brand of special projects, digital-first, all-ages and licensed titles. All of the following books can be purchased at finer comic book shops, where you can also pre-order your selections to ensure you’ll get a copy before they sell out.

Highlights for January include Superman: Lois Lane #1 by Marguerite Bennett and Emanuella Lupacchino; the final issue of Batman Black & White; the first hardcover collection of Batman '66; an expanded edition of Bruce Wayne: Murderer?; a deluxe reprint of Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabrial Bá; and the conclusion of Forever Evil by Geoff Johns and David Finch, featuring "the final fate" of Nightwing.

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