It has been a pretty shitty last three days at work, where they decided they were going to change our schedule with three days notice (and not because of covid, it was not reactive it was a proactively terrible decision) and while I've been quite angry in the last 36 hours I needed this new comic book day.
So, as always, here's not only the pull list, but the reading order as well:
1. Department of Truth #1 (Image)
2. Killadelphia #8 (Image)
3. Ludocrats #5 (Image)<---sad its the end =-(
4. Artemis and the Assassin #5 (Aftershock)
5. Rogue Planet #5 (Oni)
6. X-Factor #2 (Marvel)
7. That Texas Blood #4 (Image)
8. Year Zero #5 (AWA/Upshot) <--End of the Arc
9. The Resistance #6 (AWA/Upshot)<--Is it the end of the book or just the arc?
10. Nailbiter Returns #5 (Image)
11. Drakkon New Dawn #2 (Boom)
12. Alienated #6 (Boom) <--Sad it is the end
13. Batman: The Joker Warzone #1 (DC)
14. Marvel Zombies Resurrection #2 (Marvel)
15. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #54 (Boom)
16. WW84 #1 (DC)
17. Legion #9 (DC)
18. Shang-Chi #1 (Marvel) <--Bonus Pick-up
19. Three Jokers #2 (DC)
20. The Man who F-ed Up Time #5 (Aftershock) <--old, but it got to my stack late!
21. Giant-Size X-Men Tribute (Marvel)
22. Justice League Annual #2 (DC)
23. Batman/Superman Annual #1 (DC)
24. DKDM: Multiverse's End (DC)
That's a lot, but I'm ready to crack into the stack and take my mind off of work for a while!
Still looking for a Raphael #1!
As I've said multiple times, Mad Cave Studios is absolutely crushing it. From ongoing titles like: Battlecats, Knights of the Golden Sun, Hellfighter Quin and Over the Ropes to their recent #1's in Dryfoot and Stargazer, they continue to force other publishers to raise their game! Villainous, one of the next #1's released is about to become a game changer.
Don't believe my MCS Hype? How about this announcement on both Dryfoot and Stargazer #1:
It is evident everything they create strikes gold! I'm chomping at the bit to talk about another one, Terminal Punks!!
To summarize this book in one word: bonkers!
Two airplanes are en-route to New York City. One plane is your standard passenger flight. The other, is a cargo plane carrying some "exotic" cargo. You can tell pretty early that something's going to end poorly when the crew loading the exotic "animals" on a plane is questioning the new method to tranquilize these beasts during the flight. Spoiler alert, the handling crew was right and the eccentric billionaire was quite wrong.
At the same time our literal band of main characters are landing in New York the cargo plane is crashing after the beasts go wild and kill the onboard crew, and of course, they survive and invade the airport terminal, and the rest is an epic surprise I don't want to spoil....except for the line "An intoxicating burst of sweet orange."
Aside from loving the story, and Shelby's intoxicating art the one thing I absolutely love at the end of the book is the PLAYLIST! (I'll exclude the normal love rant....) However, the final page of the book includes a playlist shared by Kee, the band's drummer, to offer some of his favorite tracks to introduce who he is, and it is EPIC!
If you want a witty horror tale that feels like an amazing mash-up of Almost Famous, Night of the Living Dead, and Snakes on a Plane...then you should make sure you pre-order a copy of Terminal Punks hitting your shop this November!
A tip of the hat to the creative team, I think Mad Cave Studios has another #1 which will be ordered for a second printing on their hands!
September 23, 2020 -- Scout Comics & Entertainment Inc. is proud to announce that it is extending its trade paperback publishing program by signing an exclusive distribution deal with Simon & Schuster, effective October 1, 2020, and by signing with the Webber Agency for exclusive representation for foreign language rights deals around the globe.
Simon & Schuster, a ViacomCBS Company, is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. Simon & Schuster and its imprints have won 56 Pulitzer Prizes, and been the recipient of numerous National Book Awards, National Book Critics Circle Awards, Grammy Awards, and Newbery and Caldecott Medals.
With a focus on comics, graphic novels, and pop-culture, the Webber Agency manages translation rights and publishing projects for a worldwide family of partners. The agency works closely with creators and publishers to bring their titles and brands to a global audience, and in addition to Scout represents foreign language rights for Archie Comics, Oni-Lion Forge, Markosia, and many others.
Scout Comics & Entertainment launched in October 2015 to immediate critical acclaim. Five years later, the comic book and multi-media company has over 150 titles published and scheduled for future release, spanning the gamut of genres. Scout has multiple specialty imprints: Black Caravan (horror), Scoot (kids), Lit (young adult), Outsider (LGBTQ+), Scout One-Shot (single issue stories), and Non-Stop (first issue releases followed shortly thereafter with the entire trade paperback). Additionally, Scout has multiple movie, TV and streaming adaptations in development, including projects with Amazon Studios and Disney/Freeform, among many others.
This is an announcement which thoroughly excites me! As someone who has become a big hype-person for Scout Comics over on my youtube channel! If this helps expand the GLOBAL reach of Scout, it's a huge step-up for the publisher, and maybe some of my foreign friends can pick up scout boxes etc! Nicely done Scout Comics!
Its opening weekend for my students in debate this weekend, so I've been focused a lot more on school/work than usual, and I didn't account for time in the bloggy blog! But, here are the books I picked up (with a link to what I discussed in my pull list video!)
1. Miles to Go #1 (Aftershock)
2. X of Swords #1 (Marvel)
3. Flash #762 (DC)
4. Doctor Doom #7 (Marvel)
5. Megaman #2 (Boom)
6. Daredevil #21 (Marvel)
7. Juggernaut #1 (Marvel)
8. Undiscovered Country #8 (Image)
9. Engineward #3 (Vault)
10. Bliss #3 (Image)
11. Spider-Woman #4 (Marvel)
12. Maestro #2 (Marvel)
13. Shadow Service #2 (Vault)
14. Wynd #4 (Boom)
15. Fantastic 4: Antithesis #2 (Marvel)
16. Immortal She-Hulk #1 (Marvel)
17. Canto II #2 (IDW)
18. Speed Metal #1 (DC)
19. Venom #28 (Marvel)
20. Batman Superman #12 (DC)
I didn't get in Vault's Autumnal #1 in time, so I'm on the hunt for it, but I also picked up a bunch of the timeless variants yesterday too!
I ALSO PICKED UP SOME BONUS COPIES OF MILES TO GO. To find out how to snag them, check out tomorrow's episode of Comic Book This or That! It's the first two rounds of the quarterfinals at 9:00est with pre-game at 8:45 est!
We're reaching the bottom of the stack from this week's New Comic Book Day, and I'm not 100% sure how I'm changing the rankings because everything has been pretty good!
Bleed Them Dry #3 (Vault)
The journey of a 30-something father of three who's trying to break into the world of reviewing comics after a loooooong hiatus...