Thursday, February 27, 2014

Valiant's Massive ARMOR HUNTERS Crossover "Unlocks" Five Blockbuster Chromium Covers in June and July!‏

Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by JORGE MOLINA
Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Blank Cover also available

A relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the X-O Manowar armor and all like it – have found finally their last target. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

In the tradition of the universe-shaking HARBINGER WARS, Valiant’s biggest heroes begin the fight for the summer’s blockbuster 18-issue crossover event right here in Armor Hunters #1 (of 4) – and then launch the resistance against the world's first full-scale cosmic threat in Unity #8 and X-O Manowar #26 in June; and Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1 (of 3) and Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1 (of 3) in July! 

CHROM: $5.99/T+/32 pgs.
REG: $3.99/T+/32 pgs.

Written by MATT KINDT
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by MICO SUAYAN
Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE

When an ultra-powerful threat from deep space begins brutalizing Earth, humanity's first response is – who else? – the fearless team of heroes, soldiers, and short fuses called Unity! Now it's down to Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and Livewire – plus some special surprise recruits – to lead the assault on the Armor Hunters' first wave...even if they die trying!

CHROM: $5.99/T+/32 pgs.
REG: $3.99/T+/32 pgs.

Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by CLAYTON CRAIN
Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE

What is the X-O Manowar armor? And who before Aric of Dacia dared to wield its incalculable power? The ARMOR HUNTERS hold the key to the armor's untold history and – one way or another – they crush anything that dares threaten their secret.

CHROM: $5.99/T+/32 pgs.
REG: $3.99/T+/32 pgs.

Written by JOE HARRIS
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by PHILIP TAN
Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE

The most dangerous weapon in the Valiant Universe has come in from the cold. With Earth under siege by the Armor Hunters, Bloodshot is the only thing standing between the destruction of the extraterrestrial intelligence agency known as MERO and the liberation of one of the Armor Hunters' own.

CHROM: $5.99/T+/32 pgs.
REG: $3.99/T+/32 pgs.

Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by LEWIS LAROSA
Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE

Because you demanded it! Out of the ashes of Harbinger Wars, the volatile psiot strike force known as Generation Zero step into their very first adventure – and right into the crosshairs of the Armor Hunters!

CHROM: $5.99/T+/32 pgs.
REG: $3.99/T+/32 pgs.



February 26, 2014
Preacher and The Boys creator Garth Ennis returns to his signature horror series, Crossed to celebrate the fiftieth issue with an original “patient zero” story arc.  Five years ago Ennis changed the landscape of horror comics with a new series that pushed the boundaries of grueling horror beyond anything previously seen.  In the pages of Crossed he populated the world with maniacal killers that live only to perpetrate the worst atrocities possible upon the uninfected.  This recipe is not for the faint of heart as each subsequent issue of the series visits a world where survival most likely means a sadistic death by torture is in your future.  Crossed: Badlands is the ongoing bi-weekly series which gives other handpicked creators an opportunity to tell tales of misery in Ennis’ unique world.  Now in celebration of the landmark fiftieth issue of the series, Garth Ennis will reveal some clues about the origin of the Crossed virus.  Fans of extreme horror will have a special treat in the pages of “The Thin Red Line” arc which premieres on “C-Day,” March 26th in comic shops worldwide.   

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Interview with Omar Spahi & Siike Donnelly of OSSM Comics Part 1

Last week CBNAH caught up with Omar Spahi, writer of XENOGLYPHS & THANIEL, CEO and founder of OSSM Comics,and Siike (Seek) Donnelly, writer of the upcoming title MONOMYTH, EIC and Marketing Director of OSSM Comics. In the first part of our interview, we chat about the history of the company, THANIEL both issue one and two is coming out this April, XENOGLYPHS, MONOMYTH and much more.

CBNAH: How did OSSM Comics first started?

OMAR SPAHI: I kind of knew from the get-go that I wanna have a publishing company and I wanted to put out my own comic books. I went to other companies first, and the comic book industry is so incestuous and you have to be working for a company to get pull into another company, and everyone is kind of working with each other. We really wanted to make our own company and be able to make our own name. We decided to go against the grain and try to make something new and innovative in a lot of ways.

CBNAH: Did the company start in 2011 or 2012?

OS: Early 2012 that the company was officially released and we had our first issue of Xenoglyphs come out around that same time.

CBNAH: Siike, how did you first got introduced to the company?

SIIKE (SEEK) DONNELLY: I used to work at Golden Apple Comics, a retail store here in Los Angeles, and Omar came in promoting and trying to get sales on Xenoglyphs. I took a look at the counter and I thought it was really great. I loved the artwork. Peejay Catacutan is the artist on the book and he's really great. I thought the storyline and (Omar)his pitch was awesome. In the end, I couldn't say no. We came up with a kind of consignment thing. We set up a signing with Omar and ever since then, we've been friends. Around November of last year, I left my previous job on sick leave, I wasn't feeling well and I had some medical stuff going on. While I was recuperating, Omar offered me to come work for him. He said, "I could do it from my bed at home." And then I said, "Perfect cuz that's where I am. In bed." So, I started to work for OSSM. Now four months later we went from one book on the verge coming out to now six titles, four of which we'll be talking about today.

CBNAH: Omar, can you tell us about Xenoglyphs?

OS: Xenoglyphs is about these nine different elemental stones. Each stone has its own different power like earth, wind, water, light and darkness. If you hold that stone, you control all of that element. It's kind of like Captain Planet meets The Fifth Element. What really is cool about it goes back, explains a lot of mysteries, conspiracies and unexplained phenomena. These two best friends Steven and Dom are trying to stop these stones from falling to the wrong hands.

CBNAH: Is Xenoglyphs a mini-series?

OS: Xenoglyphs is a six issue mini-series. After that we're launching a new series called Separators, which begins after the conclusion of Xenoglyphs. It'll be our first ongoing title.

SD: It'll be out in late October.

CBNAH: This april will see the debut of your new title Thaniel(Issue #1 and #2 will ship in April). Can you tell us what Thaniel is all about?

OS: Thaniel is about this kid who is kinda of been around death throughout his whole life. He always wanted to figure out why. As the story progresses, he figures out what if it's his fault. It's about understanding life and death, and everything in-between too.

CBNAH: Will this also be a mini-series?

OS: That's going to be a four issue mini. We're really looking forward to it.

CBNAH: Can you tell us about Terry's(Huddleston) artwork? His art style is a perfect match for this title?

OS: Thank you. Terry has been amazing to work with. He has such a rich mainstream style. His artwork is something that people can see and instantly get on board.

CBNAH: How did you find Terry?

OS: I actually him at the New York Comic Con about two years ago. We just started talking and before that, there were several other artists who were interested in working on Thaniel. We went back and forth with a couple of them. Terry was the one that just made the most sense.

CBNAH: Any other upcoming titles coming out this year?

SD: Real quick on Separators, that was always the plan to do a straightforward team book but we wanted to build the team. So, Omar very forward-thinking he had Xenoglyphs being the mini-series leading up Separators. We're releasing Xenoglyphs in trade paperback in early October and Separators #1 comes out in the end of October. That's our big push for the fall. In the summer we have a mini-series that I wrote called Monomyth. Monomyth is basically like a what if story in a way. It's what of Lucifer did not fall from Heaven but Saint Michael did. What happens in it is Lucifer tells Adam and Eve not to eat the apple and she-- She ends up becoming the protector of mankind. Michael falls off into the darkness that would of been earth, Michael builds an army. In Eden, a young man named Enoch is born, who is also from the Bible. He's born a natural born warrior. He doesn't like rules, everything is too peaceful, too calm for him. He's a little bit chaotic and he has a lot of teen angst. It's the first time that Eden has seen something like this because they don't know sin, evil, war or disagreement. It's kind of a seemingly boring society. Enoch is this salmon swimming upstream and ultimately he's on his hero's journey because he's an outsider and goes against the grain like all good heroes should. He learns that his actual existence for a reason because he's chosen to protect Eden from the oncoming war that Michael brings. It's a really big, epic storyline and the format for that is a three issue mini-series but each issue is $3.99 and you get 30 pages of art and story. So, it's a lot of bang for your buck. In total each issue is 40 pages plus ads and everything. It's full of action, drama and everything you want. The best way to describe it is Gilgamesh meets Final Fantasy.

CBNAH: Is this material on comiXology?

SD: Yes, Omar and I are both actively pursue comiXology. ComiXology they created a site called Submit. It's geared towards indy creators. They recommend us to use that for  the time being. Over the course of book sales going up and other factors, maybe moving on to the main site. There's a lot of rules with them but we love comiXology and I have submitted all of Xenoglyphs and Thaniel to them. And we're just waiting to hear back.

Come back next week for the second part of the interview as we discuss Kickstarter, advice for young writers and artists, social media and much more.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Dynamite Previews for 2/26/2014‏

Chris Roberson (w) 
Bilquis Evely (a) 
Alex Ross (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ • 2/12
John Cassaday original art VIP cover
It is 1961, and Doc Savage’s team of aides includes old veterans who have been with him from the beginning, and young newcomers who are experts in the frontiers of science and invention. Doc is about to unveil his greatest discovery, one which could change the course of history and improve the lives of everyone on Earth. But a madman with an atomic bomb has other plans…

Gail Simone, Marjorie Liu, Mercedes Lackey (w)
Jack Jadson, Phil Noto, Nei Ruffino (a) 
Jay Anacleto (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ 
The all-star celebration of Red Sonja's 40th anniversary continues, as legendary fantasy novelist Mercedes (Valdemar) Lackey tells her first comics story of a child's encounter with the She-Devil, and how it changed them both forever with artist Nei Ruffino! And fan-favorite Marvel Comics writer and novelist Marjorie M. Liu teams with the amazing Phil Noto for a sexy, scary tale of the forest at night! All wrapped in a story by Gail Simone and Jack Jadson

Tommy Yune (w) 
Elmer Damaso (a) 
Tommy Yune (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ 
Part 2 of 5. The spectacular mecha-crossover continues as Earth and the distant world of Arus are profoundly altered by a mysterious rift in the very fabric of time and space. However, these events were set into motion a generation ago. King Alfor makes a daring endeavor at great personal cost to save the people of Arus, including his young daughter Allura, from a future of enslavement, with or without Voltron. On Earth, Roy must once again face the consequences of personal tragedy and broken promises, and a secretly reconstructed robotic lion may be part of the answer!

Leah Moore, John Reppion (w) 
Aneke (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 
King Beaumont and King Persine struggle onward towards the fallen kingdom of Caumont, but are waylaid by a band of outlaws led by a rogue called Robyn. Red and Talia have made it to the sea, and a handy fishing vessel speeds them to Perrault. It all seems like plain sailing, but can it really be that easy? Having watched Snežana be stolen away, Ash and Tommelise are at a loss. How will they find her? Will Heinrich help them, or will he go in search of Rapa?

Mark Rahner (w) 
Jethro Morales (a) 
Jay Anacleto (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature
Carlos Rafael original art “risqué” retailer incentive cover The penultimate issue of the hit miniseries so popular that it was extended twice! Dejah Thoris is under cover as a slave girl with her Dirty Half-Dozen Thark force to destroy a powerful weapon. But can she trust them to destroy it and not her? Or does she want to die?

Brian Buccellato (w) 
Ronan Cliquet (a) 
Jae Lee (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ • 2/5
Ardian Syaf original art retailer incentive cover To save Carol Baldwin's life, the Black Bat must do the unthinkable and break his most hated enemy out of prison. But will doing so cement his status as an outlaw? Also, the police start to lose their grip on the city as vigilantism takes hold with disastrous results.

Bryan Johnson, Walter Flanagan (story) 
Bryan Johnson (script) 
Walter Flanagan (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ 
FINAL ISSUE!!! The piglets have come home to roost! Any and all questions you may have had about Gray aliens,
legendary cryptids, forty-story tall demon swine, and insane, sadomasochistic industrialists are answered in this bang-up conclusion to Cryptozoic Man!

Tim Seeley (w) 
Daniel Leister (a)
Stefano Caselli, Tim Seeley, Ben Templesmith (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ 
FINAL ISSUE!!! Cassie and Ash have managed to work together for a whole 5 issues, but now the former partners are at odds, in a war through time for possession of the Necronomicon!

Ande Parks (w)
Esteve Polls (a)
Francesco Francavilla (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ 
Rainmaker! Nothing was more deadly in the hard life of Old West pioneers than drought. The Lone Ranger and Tonto find themselves embroiled in a violent standoff between the farmers and Native Americans after a con man passing himself off as a shaman promises rain and fails to deliver.  How much will The Ranger sacrifice  to prevent a bloodbath? Another  action-packed single-issue story  featuring the West's most iconic heroes.

Andy Diggle (w) 
Aaron Campbell (a) 
Sean Phillips (c)
FC • 176 pages • $19.99 • Teen+ 
Weaver has six billion skill sets... but only one last chance! Born with an uncanny ability, he can steal other people's memories, abilities, and expertise for a limited time. A man with a power like that could change the world, but as a professional gambler, con-man, and thief-for-hire, Weaver prefers to look out for Number One. That is, until he finds himself drawn into a dangerous game of international intrigue where the rules keep changing, the players are hidden, and the first thing he stands to lose is his life. And maybe, just maybe, he isn't so unique after all…

• Issues 1-6 of the critically-acclaimed series by Eagle Award winning writer ANDY DIGGLE (Green Arrow Year One) and AARON CAMPBELL (The Green Hornet: Year One).
• Andy Diggle’s original script to Uncanny #1 featuring Aaron Campbell’s original line art.
• All of the covers by SEAN PHILLIPS (Criminal), DAN PANOSIAN (Avengers: Citizen Kang), and JOCK (The Losers),

"If you are a fan of Criminal or Gotham Central, than this book is the perfect addition to your pull list." –Bloody Disgusting
“Diggle and Campbell create real, enjoyable suspense in Uncanny.” – Comic Book Resources
“Starts out strong and shows Dynamite is doing big and exciting things with their crime line." – Comic Book Therapy
“An action packed tale of immorality and excess, and it shouldn’t be overlooked.” – Den of Geek
“A book any fan of gritty crime and intrigue should get their hands on.” – Comic Vine
" Uncanny lives up to its name." – Comic Book Therapy
“Absolutely stunning.” – Word of the Nerd

Archie Goodwin, Steve Englehart, Forrest J. Ackerman (w)
José Gonzalez, Tom Sutton, Gonzalo Mayo (a) 
Enrique (c)
FC • 448 pages • $24.99 • Teen+ 
Finally, the legend of Vampirella can be told... from her very beginning! The Essential Warren Years collects the complete story of Vampirella, the raven-haired heroine and beloved horror hostess! Starting with her first appearance in "Vampirella of Drakulon" by Forrest J. Ackerman and Tom Sutton, and spanning each and every fear-fraught issue from the first five years of Vampirella Magazine, this massive tome not only introduces one of the most iconic characters in horror comic history, but her hypnotic supporting cast: the Conjuress, Pendragon, Adam Van Helsing, the Cult of Chaos, and the undead lord Dracula! Featuring the creative talents of Archie Goodwin, Jose Gonzalez, Steve Englehart, Gonzalo Mayo, and more! The complete softcover collection of Vampirella's appearances from her first five years of publication (1969-1974, issues #1-37), available in a massive 450-page omnibus edition.