Man Among Ye brings new reading treasure for comic stores this May

Top cow and Image Comics recently announced a new high-seas comic adventure in swashbuckling in yer comic stores for landlubbers as A Man Among Ye, from writer Stephanie Phillips (Butcher of Paris, Descendent) and artist Craig Cermak (Red Team, Voltron), sets sail this May.

Set during the waning days of piracy, when men were men (and the best pirates were…women?), bring to life the tale of Anne Bonny and Mary Read as they hoist the skull and crossbones, draw cutlasses, and seek a treasure that will make them legends. In an era when sailing with women was thought to be bad luck, Anne and Mary might just be the only people capable of saving the pirate way of life.

“I’ve always wanted the chance to work with Craig, and I think this was the perfect opportunity. Craig’s linework and storytelling are just phenomenal,” said Phillips in a recent press release. “I hope that readers really have fun with the story. This is an adventure with a lot of heart, and we look forward to sharing that journey with readers.”

Cermak added: “It’s a delight working with Steph, whose scripts flow so well, have a flurry of fun beats, as well as her knack for precise shaping of so many characters into believable forms—perfect for illustrating a variety of expressions and moods. This tale has all the conniving you’d ever want among a world of cut-throat pirates and pirate hunters, and a prime selection of the most beautiful, the handsomest, and the grimiest of pirates.”

A Man Among Ye #1 Cover A by Cermak and A Man Among Ye #1 Cover B by Sejic will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 13. This new series 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.

In the meantime, here be some preview treasure and cover B (thanks to Image Comics)..

This spring, IDW brings deep water horror in a Sea of Sorrows to comic readers

IDW Publishing recently announced a new series by the creative team of writer Rich Douek and artist Alex Cormack (best known for their hit Road of Bones) as they reunite to bring readers a deep sea adventure with a horrific twist: the five-issue Sea of Sorrows!

In the aftermath of the Great War, the North Atlantic is ripe for plunder by independent salvage crews. When a former naval officer hires the SS Vagabond, he leads the ship to a sunken U-boat, and a fortune in gold. Tensions mount as the crew prepares to double cross each other, but the darkness of the ocean floor holds deeper terrors than any of them have bargained for!

“Alex and I are excited to put the same twisted imaginations that brought you Road of Bones to work on new places, new characters, and of course, new heights of unspeakable terror,” said Douek in a recent press release. “Get ready for another dark journey into the horrors that lurk within the pages of history!”

“The ocean is a terrifying and mysterious place,” says Cormack. “Sea of Sorrows reveals the isolation and horror of being in an alien world on our own planet, facing threats that should be impossible, chasing you through an inescapable setting. With the character designs and especially the story, this would be a book I’d draw just for myself. Rich is a talented writer and great collaborator. I’m happy to be along for the ride!”

Sea of Sorrows #1 will be available with coming May with cover art by Alex Cormack, plus a Retailer Incentive variant edition by Katie Sawatsky. Check your favorite comic book store for availability and preorder.

Chained to the Grave brings new Wild West magic, mayhem to comic shelves this May

This May, IDW Publishing brings the team of writers Brian Level (Darth Vader, Thanos, Deadpool), Andy Eschenbach together with artist Kate Sherron (Invader Zim, The Amazing World of Gumball) to bring you Chained to the Grave: a five-issue tale of “intrigue, murder, magic, and the good ol’ Wild, Wild West!”

Outlaw Roy Mason has come back from the dead, chained to the headstone that marked his grave. It’s a lawless time, a magical time, and the undead Roy soon finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place as he sets out in search of treasure. But Roy, trying to do right by the wife and children he left behind, soon finds out that everything is not always as it seems…

“Chained to the Grave is a supernatural Western romp on the surface, packed with odd characters and wild trope-bending action,” says Eschenbach in a recent press release. “Dig in a little, though, and you’ll see that it’s a story about very bad decisions, and the blast radius they leave behind… even after death.”

“What started as a series of scattered ideas between Andy and I quickly became the unusual dust devil that kicked us off. It took Kate’s uniquely beautiful visuals and Micah’s smoothly seamless letters to wrangle those ideas into the shape that we now call Chained to the Grave,” says Level. “Chained to the Grave is the Western you’re used to being wrung out until it bleeds a whole new color.”

Sherron says, “I can’t thank Andy Eschenbach and Brian Level enough for creating a story that is not only fun to read, but wildly fun to draw. The guys gave me a familiar place to start, turned it on its ear, and then handed me the reins — with a unique Western like Chained, there’s so much room to play and I’m having a blast finding engaging characterizations, kinetic line-work, and expressive palettes to tell the tale. I hope everyone gets as much a kick out of this story as I do!”

Chained to the Grave #1 will be available with Cover A by Kate Sherron, plus a Retailer Incentive variant edition by Brian Level. Check your favorite comic book store for availability and preorder.

Image Comics unveils new Adventureman series, by Matt Fraction, Terry & Rachel Dodson

New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award winning writer Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals, Hawkeye), artist Terry Dodson (X-Men/Fantastic Four), and Rachel Dodson (X-Men/Fantastic Four) team-up for an all-new, ongoing adventure series blending high-octane pulp action, low-flying dirigibles and more art-deco rayguns, titled Adventureman.

Adventureman from Image Comics begins this April, massively with 64 pages for its first issue at the regular price of $3.99.

The story of beloved pulp hero “Adventureman” ended with a never-resolved cliff-hanger for his legion of fans as their hero faced execution at the vile hand of his ultra-nemesis “Baron Bizarre.” And now, eighty years later, single mother Claire and her Adventurefan son Tommy seem to be the only two people alive that remember the thrilling Adventureman sagas… but from that memory burns the spark of… resurrection. What if it was all true? What if it all really happened? And what if it was happening again? Where his story ended… her story begins!

“Terry and Rachel and I have been working together a long time on Adventureman and I’m thrilled our giant baby is finally ready for the world. It’s a high-flying, senses-obliterating, earth-shaking, imagination-quaking, adventure and we can’t wait to share it with everyone,” said Fraction in a recent press release.

Dodson added: “Creating Adventureman has been a heck of a journey! It’s been an amazing opportunity to develop new worlds of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Worlds inhabited by enduring and believable characters, making a family. This project allows me to tick off numerous ‘wants’ on my creative list! I hope everyone enjoys the ride as much as we did making it.”

Adventureman #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, and on popular digital comics apps on April 29,for the introductory cover price of $3.99.

In the meantime, here’s a little preview of the upcoming, exciting series!