Big Girls brings new kaiju-killing fun to comic stores this August

Image Comics recently announced a new series from critically acclaimed artist Jason Howard (Trees) as the writer and artist of his new creator driven action series Big Girls. This new ongoing comic book series will launch in August.

When men become giant monsters hellbent on destroying the world, only girls can stop them—Big Girls. Meet Ember—she writes poetry, loves to read, and she’s a 300-foot-tall full-time monster killer! She and the other big girls are all that stand in the way of our world’s complete annihilation!

In an exclusive scoop on the Big Girls announcement with The Hollywood Reporter, Howard said of the series: “[this is] the perfect comic for both the dynamic sci-fi I like to draw and for my writer side to examine questions of power, inequality and the complexity of growing up.”

Big Girls #1 will be available in print at comic book shops and digitally through popular reading apps on Wednesday, August 12.

Here’s a short preview in the meantime. Enjoy!

Rob Liefeld is set to take G.I. Joe’s Snake Eyes to the extreme in 2020

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IDW has recently announced a surprise for G.I Joe comics fans, with news of comics creator legend Rob Liefeld bringing his stylish brand of art to the G.I. JOE comics franchise in 2020.

Snake Eyes: Deadgame, coming in early 2020, will mark Liefeld’s first G.I. JOE story.

Details of the storyline remain under wraps for now, but the legendary creator promises the most action-packed epic of his career.

“Two words: ‘BUCKET LIST,’” says Liefeld in a recent press release, “One more word: ‘ICON.’ Snake Eyes is Wolverine, Deadpool, and Spider-Man rolled into one amazing character for an entire generation of fans that thrilled to his adventures in comics and cartoons and hung on his every toy release! My parents drove me all over the county to get me G.I. JOE action figures as a kid. These were my first and most favorite toys. Working with Hasbro and all my friends at IDW has been a blast so far. I can’t wait to get this work out into the public! If you enjoyed my recent Marvel work,” Liefeld continues,” this will match or exceed it!”

“The high-octane, adrenaline-fueled action and adventure Rob brings to every comic he creates is a perfect fit for Snake Eyes, and we’re all as excited as you are to see him really cut loose on the pages of this very special G.I. JOE series!” adds Chris Ryall, IDW’s President & Publisher/Chief Creative Officer.

Snake Eyes: Deadgame is set to arrive in early 2020, in comic stores and popular digital apps everywhere.

In the meantime, here’s some extra cover art…

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IDW/Black Crown sets Eve Stranger, Amnesiac-for-Hire for Spring, 2019

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High-Octane Thrills, Exotic Locales, and Doomed Romance Galore!

That’s the catch for a new work by writer David Barnett (Punks Not Dead) and artist Philip Bond (InvisiblesGhost-Walk with Me and Cud: Rich and Strange), Eve Stranger, a five-issue comic book miniseries. This will be published through IDW’s creator-owned imprint, Black Crown, and set for April 2019.

Eve Stranger follows a formidable young woman with unnatural abilities and a repeatedly wiped memory, available to the highest bidder under the threat of exploding nanobombs in her bloodstream.

See a two-page preview below, provided by IDW!

“Imagine if you were the best in the world at pretty much everything. Super-spy. Assassin. International rescue. The jobs nobody else can — or is willing to — take on. Now imagine if you couldn’t even remember that you saved the world last week, and that you have to do it all again today… or you’ll die. Welcome to the world of Eve Stranger,” says co-creator/writer David Barnett.

Co-creator/artist Philip Bond says, “Eve is an amnesiac-for-hire, the ultimate in discretion. For the right price, she can be your babysitter or personal shopper, your scuba treasure hunter or space station saboteur.”

“Exotic locales, high-octane thrills, doomed romance, and jetpacks,” says editor Shelly Bond. “It’s a smart, spectacular action/adventure series for the jet set.”

Eve Stranger will release in comic stores in April 2019. Chat with your local dealer on reserving a copy. For more on this new series and IDW’s Black Crown, click here.

 

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Street Angel returns, taking on the Ninja Industrial Complex this Fall!

(from a recent Image Comics press release)

The Eisner Award-winning team of Jim Rugg (Afrodisiac, The Plain Janes) and Brian Maruca (Afrodisiac) will release Street Angel vs. Ninjatech—a brand-new tale starring your favorite homeless heroine, Jesse Sanchez—this November from Image Comics.

After a hard fight with Ninja Carl, the deadliest girl alive seeks revenge—against the company that manufactured his dangerous weapons. It sure is convenient that it’s take-your-daughter-to-work day!

In her new adventure, Street Angel makes some friends, kinda; helps out a witch, sorta; and fights the Assassin of the Future™: the Ninja 6000 ® by Ninjatech.

“What’s scarier than a 13-year-old girl?” asked Rugg. “A team of 13-year-old ninja girls! Look out, ninja-industrial complex—it’s time for payback!”

Street Angel vs. Ninjatech (hardcover format) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, November 7th, and bookstores on  Tuesday, November 13th.

Brandon Dayton’s Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs, set for this September

From Image Comics, YALSA Award-winning writer/artist Brandon Dayton’s new grahic novel work Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs is set to arrive this September.

Set in a mythical Russia, Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs follows a mysterious young boy raised by an order of peaceful monks. As he grows to manhood, bizarre dreams and the call of destiny disturb the ideals of brotherhood and peace that define his idyllic home, leading him down a path upon which he’ll discover a powerful, mystical weapon—and face a terrible, violent choice.

Here is a little trailer promoting more:

Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs arrives in comic book stores on Wednesday, September 26 and bookstores on Tuesday, October 2nd.

Robert Kirkman’s announces his new series DIE!DIE!DIE!, released today!

New news from Image/Skybound Entertainment, as famed writer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Outcast, Oblivion Song) unleashes a new series, in collaboration with Scott M. Gimple (Punisher: Nightmare, writer and producer for The Walking Dead TV adaptation on AMC), and Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated, Nameless,  Officer Downe), with colors by Nathan Fairbairn and lettering by Rus Wooton. The title is DIE!DIE!DIE!, and set for release today.

DIE!DIE!DIE! promises to be a blood-soaked, no holds barred, action-packed, irreverent story that fans won’t be able to rip their eyes from. We live in an evil world where evil people do evil stuff all the time and DIE!DIE!DIE! lifts the veil on a secret cabal within the United States government that influences world matters through targeted assassination. The world around us is manipulated right under our noses, mostly for the better… but sometimes for individual gain, and sometimes for the fun of it.

As to why on the sudden release date, here on words on it from yesterday’s press release:

“That’s right, in stores TOMORROW! We want to make going to a comic shop exciting again—a place for discovery! The internet has drained all surprise and anticipation from comics. Everyone hears about exciting new projects and then has to wait months or years for it to be in their hands… and half the time at the end of that buildup, the stories get spoiled in some lame attempt at getting wider media attention,” Kirkman dissed. “So, surprise! Here’s a new monthly series. How cool is that?! This is literally the only way I can be like Beyoncé.”

Gimple added: “I spend most of my time working in TV, the big Walking Dead programs keep me plenty busy, but I’ve had a burning passion for comics since I was nine. I used to go to panels to see Robert Kirkman talk. And now he’s writing quotes in a press release as me that I can read over and tweak!”

“We cooked up all sorts of great action sequences and horrific gross-out gags for this book,” said Burnham. “Maybe we should have called it Puke!Puke!Puke!”

So if you’re hurting people, somehow making the world worse than it already is, or even just standing in the way of something good happening… someone could right now be giving the order for you to… DIE!DIE!DIE!

So there you go. At your local retail comics store now, unless they didn’t order enough.

Daniel Warren Johnson brings monster-fighting metal with his MURDER FALCON

The world is under attack. Monsters have invaded our streets and our homes, and there’s only one thing that can stop them: METAL.

That’s the latest premise for Eisner-nominated writer/artist Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity, Space-Mullet) for his new comic series, Murder Falcon, coming this October from Image/Skybound Entertainment.

To better show the audience what they are in for, here is a little trailer preview:

“Music is something that brings me a lot of joy, and it was my goal to translate that into images, thus bringing MURDER FALCON into the world,” said Johnson. “It’s a super combo of all the things I love, and I’m so excited to share it with you all.” Jake’s life is falling apart: no band, no girl, no future…until he meets Murder Falcon, a legendary monster-killer sent from The Heavy to destroy all evil. But he can’t do it alone—he needs Jake by his side, shredding up a storm. Now, with every chord Jake plays on his guitar, the power of metal fuels Murder Falcon into all-out kung fu fury on those that seek to conquer Earth.

Murder Falcon #1 will ignite and smash comic store stages on on Wednesday, October 10th.

Captain’s Note: I fucking loved the hell out of Daniel Warren Johnson’s Extremity. With much excitement, I shall check this out.

 

Rock Candy Mountain continues with more hobo action in November.

 

Cartoonist Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Rick and Morty) will carry on his hobo-riffic historical fiction series, Rock Candy Mountainn.  The 5th issue kicks off second, and final, story arc revealing his origin story of the starring World’s Toughest Hobo.

We travel through deals with devils, world wars, trench battles, magical artifacts, shocking turns, and tragic decisions. The world’s only kung-fu hobo epic continues in this exciting
flashback adventure.

3-PAGE PREVIEW BELOW!

“We’re heading down the last stretch of track on my hobo kung-fu epic,” said Starks, “and I assure you: every single part of this thing is amping up toward a huge climax that you won’t want to miss!”

Rock Candy Mountain #5 arrives in comic shops Wednesday, November 8th.

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Homeless ninja heroine STREET ANGEL returns this October

Jesse “Street Angel” Sanchez knows the pressure of being the girl who always saves the day. It’s just who she is. But when she and her friends find a powerful alien artifact, they learn that being a superhero is not all fun and games. Is this an extraterrestrial plot to destroy their middle school friendship or a gift from above that Jesse can pawn for a hot dog?

This October, Eisner Award-winner Jim Rugg (The Plain Janes, Afrodisiac), Brian Maruca (Afrodisiac), and Image Comics present the biggest, most epic Street Angel yarn yet in Street Angel: Superhero for a Day

“Although Street Angel is the toughest superhero ever, her stories don’t look like traditional superhero comics,” said Rugg. “In Street Angel: Superhero for a Day, we finally see Jesse with Angel City’s other champions—and we see how she responds when her role in her circle of friends is threatened. It’s an exciting, new take on the superhero genre, guaranteed to shake up the status quo like Watchmen and Dark Knight did generations ago.”

Street Angel: Superhero for a Day breaks into comic book stores Wednesday, October 25th, and in bookstores Tuesday, October 31st.

CAPTAIN’s NOTE: if you haven’t checked out Street Angel yet, the past specials and volumes are well worth reading and hella fun. Seek them out now!

 

Image Comics set to bring The Ghost Fleet: The Whole Goddamned Thing

The Ghost Fleet: The Whole Goddamned Thing is coming big from Image Comics, this November.

The Ghost Fleet, originally an eight-issue series from writer Donny Cates (God Country, Redneck) with artists Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity), Lauren Affe, and John J. Hill, will be collected for the first time into a deluxe, over-the-top volume.

“I am so incredibly proud to be able to finally bring this insane story to one deluxe volume. The Ghost Fleet is one of the coolest things I’ve ever been a part of, and it makes me so happy to expose it to an entirely new set of readers,” said Cates. “For fans of Daniel Warren Johnson’s beautifully insane and frenetic art, it’s a chance to see where it all began. Featuring never-before-seen extras and behind-the-scenes features including the alternate ending that never was! This is the collection I’ve been dreaming of for a very long time. Come and join us on this crazy, over-the-top adventure one final time.”

For the world’s most valuable, dangerous, or secretive cargo, you don’t call just any trucking service…you call The Ghost Fleet. When one of the world’s most elite combat-trained truckers takes a forbidden peek at his payload, he uncovers a conspiracy that will change his life, and the world, forever.

The Ghost Fleet: The Whole Goddamned Thing will arrive in stores on Wednesday, November 29th.