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Strip Panel Naked: Toying With Scale In ‘God Country’


There's a really fun set-up in God Country, by Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie and John J. Hill, which starts the heavily utilize the idea of scale in the second issue. It becomes a major feature of the work, and one that the team keeps drawing attention to, page after page.

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Exploring The Epic And Intimate ‘God Country’ With Donny Cates [Interview]


In Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw's upcoming Image title God Country, a man moves his family across the country to help care for his ailing father --- but everything changes dramatically after a storm of biblical proportions hits town.

ComicsAlliance caught up with Cates to talk about balancing the personal with the epic, and the importance of God Country's West Texas location.

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A Big Storm’s Brewing In ‘God Country’ #1 [Preview]


God Country, an upcoming Image Comics series by writer Donny Cates and artist Geoff Shaw, blends fantasy and western elements in the present day and with an elderly protagonist who finds himself in a unique situation. Check out a preview.

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IDW Boldly Goes Throughout Star Trek’s History With New Anthology ‘Star Trek: Waypoint’


One of the greatest thing about Star Trek is just how much of it there is, not just in terms of adaptations throughout media, but in setting, characters and eras. To celebrate the iconic sci-fi franchise’s 50th anniversary, IDW has announced a new bi-monthly anthology title telling stories within various eras of Star Trek, titled Star Trek: Waypoint.

Announced today via io9, Star Trek: Waypoint will feature multiple stories per issue set between episodes of beloved Star Trek shows, including the classic original series which starred William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Nichelle Nichols.

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Donny Cates On Bringing ‘Buzzkill’ To Dark Horse Comics [Interview]


In September Dark Horse Comics debuted Buzzkill #1, co-written by Donny Cates and Mark Reznicek, illustrated by Geoff Shaw and colored by Lauren Affe. At a glance the cover for the first issue appears to present a somber, but otherwise with-it costumed superhero enjoying a cigarette and a bottle of wine as he leans over the ledge of a skyscraper surveying his city. But then there's the title, "Buzzkill," and an environment not dotted with highrises, but rather filled with enormous bottles of hooch. This hero has a problem. Turns out that not only is the protagonist -- who may or may not be named Ruben -- an alcoholic, but a retired crime fighter who depended on abusing substances to put his powers to use... not that he can tell the civilians in his new support group. Meanwhile, his former supervillain foes conspire in the shadows, plotting revenge for a catastrophic battle he can't even remember. ComicsAlliance got in touch with Cates to learn more about the new miniseries and what's in store for Buzzkill's less-than-heroic hero.

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