Wednesday, January 3, 2007 - Soon Van
Scarface: Scarred For Life #1; written by John Layman, art by Dave Crosland
Scarface is still riding high more than twenty years after the guns out blazing final scene from the Brian De Palma version of events. There's a constipated action figure of Tony Montana looking for a squat. A motion activated version screaming its head off. There's even a bobble head (which looks quite gubernatorial). And of course, now there's a comic...
When we last saw Cuban exile and Miami gangster Tony Montana, his cocaine-fueled body was riddled with bullets in the 1983 Brian DePalma cinematic classic, Scarface. Now, IDW Publishing proudly presents the second coming of Tony Montana in the sequel to the end-all-be-all of gangster movies with an all-new five-issue comic book miniseries... Scarface: Scarred for Life.
The blood-soaked tale picks up where the movie left off, as Tony Montana survives—you read that right—but just barely. Having lost almost everything—including very nearly his life—Tony must once again claw his way to the top of the sun-drenched Florida underworld. If the odds were stacked against the gangster before, he now stands in the shadow of odds stacked twice as high.
The creative team responsible for the resurrection of Scarface is writer John Layman (Fantastic Four, House of M) and artist Dave Crosland (Hack/Slash: Land of Lost Toys), the demented duo responsible for the wickedly depraved and seriously funny comic series, Puffed.
Scarface: Scarred For Life #1
and Andrew Wildman say that Bumblebee may still be gone from the series, but that don't mean they're not carting around the crossover again with the GIs and the Bots. G.I. Joe VS Transformers IV: Black Horizon
from Devil's Due Publishing splits up the story in two parts and makes way for the movie continuity to run free later this year.
Walk the hitman's talk with Paul Jenkins, David Wohl and Stejpan Sejic taking the route of the first and third person adaptation of the game in The Darkness: Level 1
. From Top Cow, they shoot things back to that first day of Jackie becoming one with The Darkness. And Justin Hawkins is still not with the group.
Five foot prints (or four or three depending on the source) from Antarctic Press with Rod Espinosa and Lee Duhig show up on DinoWars: Jurassic War Of The Worlds
. It's Earth today where dinosaurs of the past that hit a ride for space as the planet went into an ice age freeze lock down, return. Time to reclaim a dinosaur friendly home for their own.
War is hell and with zombies, it's the '68
. Mark Kidwell, Nat Jones and Jay Fotos hit on the Viet Nam conflict with them flesh biters and brain eaters. Image Comics looks to use only one bullet with this.
Take a little off the top with Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera in Scalped
. A Vertigo series in the flux of a crime drama with Native American culture.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - Soon Van
White Tiger #1 (Of 6); written by Tamora Pierce and Timothy Liebe, pencils by Phil Briones, covers by David Mack
Take it ready to roll, and here it goes, one from another page jumping into her own...
Roaring out of the pages of Daredevil, the new White Tiger makes a ferocious debut, courtesy of the dynamic scripting of NY Times best-selling fantasy author Tamora Pierce (Trickster's Queen, The Will of the Empress) and masterful penciling of rising star Phil Briones (La Geste des Chevaliers-Dragons, Les Seigneurs d'Agartha).
Angela del Toro knows pain: Her uncle Hector Ayala, the former White Tiger, killed. Her FBI partner, murdered. Her career, ruined. Her mentor, Matt Murdock, jailed. And the hurt is just beginning....The Yakuza's bloodthirsty Sano Orii returns, a genocidal shadow organization appears, and a new-but-old super-powered madman is looking to put the squeeze on White Tiger.
Armed with mystical amulets---and finally in costume---White Tiger demands answers! But will she survive long enough to ask the right questions?
White Tiger #1 from Marvel Comics
Exclamation and question marks abound as Josh Blaylock, Corey Zayatz and Joe Dodd reveal the mystery behind Zartan. A dissection made in three parts from Devil's Due Publishing in the form of G.I. Joe Dreadnoks: Declassified
Guess who owns the rights to and writes on the bone for Warren Ellis Black Gas 2
? From Avatar Press and with art by Max Fiumara, tried to figure out what it was from the preview pages, not a lick of a clue outside a mystery of some codger burning up a body on an island. Super fun happy time!
Dysfunction, a little rochambeau
, death and cannibalism, it's fun for the whole family. Chris Reid and John Kantz go with the squish-squishy on Monkeybug Madness: Search For New Lifeforms
from Antarctic Press.
Five snowflakes fall on the ground and Ron Marz and Luke Ross are back in the saddle with Samurai: Heaven And Earth Volume 2
from Dark Horse. Saddles, ronin, swords, get the moving on on from Japan to Paris... who can write with bloodshot eyes?
Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson continue the ride through
in Astro City The Dark Age Book Two
. What? Where? Wildstorm.
Take the current maligned of society and power thrust them into the populace. With an entire world thrown about the other way with mutants and super powered beings the norm, Jam Packed Productions squeeze the juice from Toney Tapia and Jamie Biggs. End result is The Super Naturals
Dark Horse quarter splice it four ways with the adaptation of a game yet to release in Hellgate: London
. Ian Edginton and Steve Pugh take things down town London way heading off the pass that the demon forces are looking to wager against the earth.
Wildstorm unleash the Texas Chainsaw Massacre
in about the same time as the prequel hits the screens in Australia. Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Wesley Craig take a road trip into what little horror and psychopathic gems small-town America has to offer its victims/tourists.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - Soon Van
Sam Noir: Samurai Detective #1 (of 3); story by Eric Anderson and Manny Trembley, art and cover by Manny Trembley
Snow drops from the skies like a man shaking his head of dandruff and the hammy dialogue runs a pound for the nickel in the soft shoe. Noir, the kind that makes the black and white movies all the more worth it at 3am on a deadline.
Difference here is that instead of guns and flatfoots, samurais, ninjas and ronin take the streets and cases. Tracking down their charges and looking at things through hazy cigar smoke.
"PAYBACK IS A NICHE"
On the third floor of a cluttered low-rent office, Sam Noir met his destiny. Destiny wore a dress, and she was the best thing to walk into Sam's life-right up until they snuffed her out, that is. They nixed his betty, and now he's gonna nix them. Once he finds out who "they" are.
Sam Noir: Samurai Detective
Arcade Comics may very well be on the shelf this week. Who knows. If indeed, then it'll be in the form of a refresher flip book with Suprema #1/Supreme Sacrifice #0
and NitroGen: Prophet
. Credits may include Robert Kirkman, Rob Liefeld, Brandon Thomas and Jon Malin. Who knows though.
Over at IDW Publishing, Simon Furman and Nick Roche twist the lights and shine it on a Decepticon in Transformers: Spotlight Shockwave
. Guest stars the Dinobots.
Another from the company with the light bulb for a logo, Super Deluxe Hero Happy Hour Lost Episode
. Returning to The Hideout Bar & Grill with Dan Taylor and Chris Fason, includes interviews with the cast, out takes and blooper scenes.
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - Soon Van
The Lone Ranger #1; written by Brett Matthews and John Cassaday, art by Sergio Cariello, colors by Dean White
Back in the saddle to once more dish out the western dirt on the crooks, it's the new old tale of that masked man. No Walker here in this blood of a Texas Ranger named John Reid. There is, however, plenty of it in the first issue, an origin refresher for those on the who and the why of the rider upon Silver and friend of Tonto.
Dynamite Entertainment, Brett Matthews, John Cassaday and Sergio Cariello with Dean White present the comic book event of 2006 - The Lone Ranger - rides again!
Written by Brett ("Firefly") Matthews and art directed by John ("Astonishing X-Men") Cassaday - who also provide each "dynamite" cover (that's right fans - Mr. Astonishing X-Men and Planetary is the single cover artist, THE LONE RANGER #1 also features veteran illustrator Sergio Cariello and colorist Dean ("Punisher") White.
The Lone Ranger #1 is an unrelenting tale of the West. A young man searches for revenge, only to find justice... and that he's something greater than he ever thought he could be.
Over in DC, it's an eight part Mystery In Space
with Jim Starlin,
Shane Davis, Matt Banning and Al Milgrom on the flight deck. Spanning wild regions of space, it begs and answers the question of "Who is the new Captain Comet?"
Thirty years on and Harvey Pekar returns with a new four-part American Splendour
from Vertigo Comics. With art by Dean Haspiel, Ty Templeton, Hilary Barta, Greg Budgett and Gary Dumm, Glenn Fabry to help tell the stories, do things get bitter or better with age?
Clear waters in a Bad Moon Rising Special
from Avatar Press. Brian Pulido and Wellington Alves work this tale of supernatural hack slash horror with what might be a hint of underlying romance. That could be well off the mark of course.
Speaking of Avatar Press and horror, Mike Wolfer handles the Escape of the Living Dead Fearbook
Michael Avon Oeming and Ivan Brandon hit The Cross Bronx
at Image Comics. It's New York on highs and lows and when an assassin guns down the bottom tier gang bangers, Detective Ortiz checks in with comatose girl for answers.
Peter David and Pascal Alixe return to Neil Gaiman's pocket (un)reality in Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four
. Told in five, Doom returns, but for reason which remain unclear.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - Soon Van
Heroes For Hire #1; written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, cover art and pencils by Billy Tucci, inks by Tom Palmer
Daughters of the Dragon no more, the band is banding together for another hit of that freelancing feel. Once were only Power Man (Luke Cage) and Iron Fist (Danny Rand), now a whole roster for the timestamp and clocking of superhero work works their magic.
CIVIL WAR Tie-in!
As CIVIL WAR rages through the Marvel Universe, an unlikely group of heroes have gathered together to hunt down and capture criminals who refuse to sign the Registration Act.
In response to the overwhelming number of masked fugitives on the loose, Misty Knight and Colleen Wing use their bail bonds skills, underworld connections and government funding to lead an all-new Heroes for Hire into battle.
Action, adventure, crime, beautiful women and Kung Fu chaos come together in this explosive new series from writers Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Billy Tucci!
Featuring Black Cat, Shang Chi-The Master Of Kung Fu, Paladin, Misty Knight, Colleen Wing And The All-New Tarantula.
Kicking off another crazy that Batman has to nail down, Matt Wagner tells the tale of Batman And The Mad Monk
. First of six parts from DC Comics.
Avengers... wrong one. This is the Justice League Of America
with the chest thrusting we all know the super heroes love strutting. A new ongoing from Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes and Sandra Hope out of DC.
Stand alone is a one shot does and Jim Valentino and Chance Wolf do with Shadowhawk One Shot
from Image Comics.
Shooting from the hip of Arcana Studios, Shannon Denton, Keith Giffen and Matt Jacobs go toe-to-toe with Grunts
. World War II, were a squad of Americans stumble upon a Nazi super weapon. Rubble ensues in the first of three.
Picking up where things left off before the drop off, Arcana wander through Dragons Lair
. Andy Mangels and Fabio Laguna tap that joystick like you know the understep will fall away in a blinking flash.
A mysterious force seeps out of the shadows looking to sap the magic rap, in Soulfire: Chaos Reign
. Swimming from Aspen Studios, J. T. Krul, Marcus To, Jason Gorder, Don Ho and Beth Sotelo with the sleeves at work.
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - Soon Van
The Creeper #1 (of 6); written by Steve Niles, art by Justiniano and Walden Wong, cover by Justiniano
New and improved, though not so if semantics are all on board. The crazy one with the mane of insane red returns in a new incarnation that aims to be more on the creepy side of his Creepy moniker.
He's back for the first time in a new 6-issue miniseries written by horror maven Steve Niles (BATMAN: GOTHAM COUNTY LINE, 30 Days of Night) with art by Justiniano and Walden Wong (DAY OF VENGEANCE)!
TV pundit Jack Ryder - whose successful show "You Are Wrong" continues to aggravate the nation - runs afoul of a doctor who transforms him into a strange new weapon in Gotham's war on crime! The 21st century just got a little stranger!
go beyond the what if and look at the present day situation of the Agents Of Atlas
. Events to be chronicled by Jeff Parker and Leonard Kirk.
Stuart Moore and Mauricio Melo take the slide into the Pegasus Galaxy with Stargate Atlantis: Wraithfall
from Avatar Press. Not all is gone as Major John Sheppard looks for a chance hope against the re-emergence of the Wraith.
IDW Publishing sees a return of Steve Niles to solo work with Wormwood Gentleman Corpse - The Taster
. A sentient maggot, sippings of absinthe and all not for the younger set.
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