Comics

‘The Ludocrats’ #1 Is Ludicrous, And I Love It

‘Ludocrats’ #1

Writers: Kieron Gillen and Jim Rossignol

Illustrator: Jeff Stokely

Published: April 1, 2020

‘The Ludocrats’ promises to be a story so astonishingly outrageous that it will chase boredom away faster than a shadow ninja chasing a T-Rex on a solar-powered hoverboard. Strap yourselves in friends because ‘The Ludocrats’ takes place in a world where people fought in the Hemispheric Boredom Wars in order to bring about the Ludicrous Revolution. Naturally being boring and predictable became an offense so terrible that it could lead to one’s death. Seventy-Nine Eldritch Hyper Pope’s later, something is amiss and the future of the Ludocratic dynasty is at stake. 

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Comics, DC Comics, Movies

Slowest Man Alive: ‘The Flash’ Movie Finally Has a Release Date

The Flash is heading to the big screen sometime this century. Shocking, I know. After years of delays and set backs, the Scarlet Speedster will star in his own feature film in 2022. There are not a lot of details about the script at the moment, and we don’t know who the big bad might be, but that’s okay. We’ve waited this long for The Flash to be green-lit, we can wait a little longer to find out what the plot points will be.

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‘Unpresidented’ Will Be Available in April 2020 For Your Reading Pleasure

Just ahead of election season, the fan-favorite political cartoons of creator Kieron Dwyer (Last of the Independents, LCD: Lowest Common Denominator) will be collected into a hardcover titled, Unpresidented, and available from Image Comics this April 2020.

Taking aim at hypocrisy, greed, stupidity and cultural chaos in the age of Trump, Unpresidented features a wide range of sharp-witted illustrations lampooning the bizarre course of American politics and culture since the fateful escalator ride of 2015.

“Even as a young kid, I’ve always been drawn to editorial and political cartoons, both in style and substance. The exaggerated and loose qualities of them appealed to me much in the same way that the work of Mort Drucker and Jack Davis did in MAD Magazine,” said Dwyer. “The economy of information in an excellent editorial cartoon is, in my opinion, the highest form of graphic storytelling. In most ways, that is what I strive for in all my illustration work: simplicity and essence, true communication. Even before my professional comics career, my first published works were the editorial cartoons I did for my high school newspapers, both the official one and the anti-establishment underground one put out by myself and several friends. I feel I’ve just been refining that storytelling craft my entire life, but events over the last few years have had a catalytic effect on me and compelled me to express my feelings in this particular medium.”

Fans of political humor and social commentary should not pass Unpresidented by.

Unpresidented (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1587-7) will be available on Wednesday, April 29 and in bookstores on Tuesday, May 5. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shops on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.

Unpresidented will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

Comics, Disney, Movies

Spider-Man’s a solo act once more

Depending on the report you read, Sony and Disney have parted ways over money or scheduling. Which means our favorite neighborhood Spider-Man has left the MCU and is working with the little guy once more. Spidey has had success as a solo act before and I think Sony can pull it off again.

I mean, okay. Sony also made some err… interesting choices in the past, but they seem to be on a better path now. There are two more Spider-Man films in the works and Tom Holland is still attached to those, so I’d say we are off to a good start. If you’re still worried about Spider-Man’s future now that Disney removed Kevin Feige, just remember, Sony was able to pull off “Into the Spider-Verse” without Feige.

I’m curious to see what Sony will do, but I’m also disappointed we won’t see Spider-Man team up with any of Disney’s collection of super-heroes…for now. I’ve read hundreds of comic-books. I have a pretty good feeling I know what’s going to happen a few issues down the line in this will they/won’t they storyline.

Comics, Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Detective Comics No. 27

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Detective Comics No.27

The Bat-Man: The Case of the Chemical Syndicate

Publication Year: May 1939

Writer: Bill Finger

Artist: Bob Kane

The year, 1939. The place, Commissioner Gordon’s living room. A young Bruce Wayne sits comfortably in an armchair smoking a pipe as he casually asks if there are any exciting developments in town. The Commissioner begins to talk about a puzzling new figure, the Bat-Man, when they are interrupted by a phone call. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Detective Comics No. 27”

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‘Crowded’ calls out societies reliance on apps

‘Crowded’ #1-6

Story: Christopher Sebela

Art: Ro Stein, Ted Brandt

Publisher: Image Comics

 

Christopher Sebela and his team imagine a world in which the Purge goes digital. Rather than saving all your pent up rage for one day a year, ‘Crowded’ creates a reality in which you can put out a hit on anyone at any time via the Reapr App. Once the campaign is opened, the target has two options:

1. Contemplate their life choices and await death’s arrival.

2. Hire a bodyguard on the Dfend App and pray they survive the next 30 days.

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‘Shed’ #1-3 dares us to change the future

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Shed

Writers: Ken Spevergav and Obie Scott Wade

Art: Steve Beach

Colors: Jay Fotos

Publisher: Sabotage Industries

 

 

Earth has chosen her new champion and it isn’t mankind. The Sarx, a new race of skinless homo sapiens with mysterious powers, have been selected to take over as stewards of the planet.

Shed, a graphic sci-fi horror comic, deals with man’s potential downfall due to willful intolerance. Nature may have selected the Sarx, but man may be choosing his own extinction.

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‘Shirtless Bear Fighter’ #1 bares all

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SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER! #1

Story: Jody Leheup, Sebastian Girner

Art: Mike Spicer, Nil Vendrell

Cover: Andrew Robinson

Variant Cover: Andy Suriano, Tom Fowler

Publisher: Image Comics

 

‘Shirtless Bear-Fighter’ #1  is just as ridiculous as its title suggests. Maybe even more so. Between the superhero origin story that features a baby with a full grown beard and a bribe of two tons of pancakes flapjacks to fight rogue bears, it’s hard to get through the issue without stopping every page to laugh at the sheer lunacy of the plot.

Of course, this is what makes Shirtless Bear-Fighter worth reading in the first place.

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‘Bitch Planet: Triple Feature’ #1 contains a triple threat

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Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1

Story: Andrew Aydin, Cheryl Lynn Eaton, Conley Lyons

Art: Joanna Estep, Maria Fröhlich

Cover: Valentine De Landro

Publisher: Image Comics

 

In its first anthology, Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1 successfully expands the Bitch Planet universe by placing working women in the spotlight. Being a woman is a challenge in and of itself. Heading to the workplace only adds to the number of ways “rebellious” women can be called out for their “noncompliance.” Three women who find themselves in precarious workplace situations are Lupe, Anna, and Leslie.

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Marvel to offer translated comics…finally

One Hundred of Marvel Best-selling, Collections and Trades Available in French, German, and Italian

 Marvel Entertainment, publisher of the most famous Super Heroes in the world — Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, and more, today join forces with Italian publisher, Panini Comics, to launch a vast library of digital Marvel collections and trades individually in French, German, and Italian.

Available on tablets, smartphones, and mobile devices, Panini will launch their translated Marvel trades across the world. The inaugural Marvel and Panini launch catalogue will feature over one hundred Marvel collections which will include some of Marvel’s greatest titles like Civil War, Avengers, Ms. Marvel, Deadpool, and more!  Additional Marvel trades are planned to be added each month to offer an even more immersive deep-dive into the Marvel Universe.

“The arrival of the Marvel titles in a digital format has been a long time coming…. It’s probably one of the most anticipated e-book launches ever in our markets — we are proud to have made this happen and to be able to bring the Marvel experience in French, German, and Italian to brand new platforms.” says Panini Publishing Director Marco Lupoi.

“Marvel has become a global brand with fans all around the world,” says Marvel SVP Sales and Marketing, David Gabriel. “The partnership with Panini will allow us to introduce Marvel’s rich history of action-packed stories to new audiences who are curious about the continuing adventures of the Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and the rest of the vast Marvel Universe.”

Marvel digital trades, translated by Panini, are now available through comiXology, Amazon Kindle, Google Play Books, Apple iBooks, Kobo, and more.