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Got to catch the first issue of this. Cool stuff and a cool idea for this kind of adaptation.

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SHERWOOD, TX #2

Writer: Shane Berryhill

Artist: Daniel Hillyard

Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff

Cover Artist: Andrew Robinson (Covers A & B) 

Synopsis: 

ROB HOOD, shot and left for dead by members of the Nobles Motorcycle Club, has miraculously survived. After a year in hiding, Hood assumes the identity of a mysterious new member of the Jesters MC known only as “Loxley.” As ‘Bike Week’ begins in Nottingham, Texas, the disguised Hood puts his plans for revenge into motion. 

Don’t miss the second instalment of this bold re-imagining of the Robin Hood legend— only from 12-Gauge Comics!

A full-size collection of crime story from Image? Sign us up, please.

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CRIME AND GLITZ GO HAND-IN-HAND IN BLUE ESTATE

12-issue series gets hardcover collection in September

The entirety of BLUE ESTATE, the sharply satirical crime Image Comics series created by Viktor Kalvachev and Kosta Yanev, is now being collected into a deluxe oversized hardcover edition in September. As dueling crime families battle in the glitziest and grittiest parts of Los Angeles, Rachel Maddox tries to disentangle her life from her abusive action-hero husband in this Eisner Award-nominated tale of desperate starlets, suspiciously macho actors, bungling mobsters, and hapless private dicks.

Kalvachev’s work on BLUE ESTATE garnered nominations for Best Cover Artist and Best Coloring Eisner Awards in 2012. His stunning painted covers and vivid coloring unite the work of a dozen artists — including Nathan Fox, Tomm Coker, Dave Johnson, Paul Maybury, and Marley Zarcone — whose different styles bring different moods and effects to his and Kosta Yanev’s over-the-top story (scripted with incisive wit by Andrew Osborne).

BLUE ESTATE will be in comic book stores on September 10 and in bookstores on September 23. In addition to collecting all twelve issues of the Image Comics series, it’s packed with bonus material, including Kalvachev’s character and location designs, and an exclusive making-of feature about the 2014 HESAW/Focus Home Interactive Blue Estate video game, released for the PlayStation 4 in 2014, featuring art and character designs.

For more information about all things BLUE ESTATE, visit www.blueestatecomic.com and www.blueestatethegame.com.

BLUE ESTATE: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL by Victor Kalvachev, Kosta Yanev, and Andrew Osborn; Toby Cypress, Nathan Fox, Robert Valley, Peter Nguyen, Tomm Coker, Rev. Dave Johnson, Andrew Robinson, Paul Maybury, Marley Zarcone, Andy Kuhn, Kieran, and Aleksi Briclot

ISBN 978-1-63215-138-4

Diamond Comic order code JUL140469

Hardbound, 288 pages, full color, $29.99

In comic book stores September 10, in bookstores September 23

Collects issues #1-12 of BLUE ESTATE

Rated MATURE

Jim Henson’s “The Storytellers” gets some spotlight stories.

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ARCHAIA’S NEW ‘JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES’ SPOTLIGHTS STANDALONE TALES IN SINGLE ISSUES

August 20, 2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Archaia, an award-winning imprint of BOOM! Studios, and The Jim Henson Company, an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years, invite you to sit by the fire and curl up with the new limited series Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches this September. After publishing the graphic novel Jim Henson’s The Storyteller in 2011 and the subsequent reprint of the Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: The Novelization earlier this year, the publisher has been eager to produce more stories from the beloved storyteller and his pet dog. In the spirit of Henson’s inventive imagination, this new limited series dives into the mythology of witches and witchcraft through the ages. Creators S.M. Vidaurri (Iron: Or, The War After), Kyla Vanderklugt (Spera), Matthew Dow Smith (Doctor Who), and Jeff Stokely (Six-Gun Gorilla) create four, separate, anthology-style standalone tales that feature an incredible blend of art styles and storytelling techniques, taking full advantage of the comics medium.

“Whether you grew up watching Jim Henson’s The Storyteller or are simply a fan of folklore and fairy tales, Witches has something that can appeal to you,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We’ve gathered some of the most exciting up-and-coming creators in the industry, all of whom are huge Henson fans, and set them loose to explore classic tales from all over the world in a way only they could. The result is stunning, and we’re so excited to share it with fans.”

In the first of four standalone issues that will be released monthly, S.M. Vidaurri, writer and watercolor illustrator of the award-winning Archaia graphic novel Iron: Or, The War After, unfolds the stunning tale of “The Magic Swan Goose & the Lord of the Forest.” When her brother is kidnapped by a witch, a young princess must venture into the mysterious forest beyond the castle. There, the Lord of the Forest, an armor-clad spirit who watches over the wilderness, comes to her aid, but the princess must rely on her wits to discover who she can trust before her family is cursed forever.

Archaia’s Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on September 17th with a cover price of $3.99. The main cover is illustrated by issue artist S.M. Vidaurri, with a retailer incentive cover by Missy Pena (The Amazing World of Gumball). Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

Bonus! Image hands out a preview of the next issue of a PoP favorite!

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SPREAD keeps growing, new artwork revealed

Preview of the hit sci-fi series released

Justin Jordan (DEAD BODY ROAD, LUTHER STRODE) and Kyle Strahm’s (HACK/SLASH, HAUNT) SPREAD will up the stakes further in the third issue of the hit new sci-fi series about a nefarious viral growth that has almost completely taken over the world. The only light in the darkness comes from No, a man driven to protect a child who may hold the secret to fighting back against the spread. Standing in their way are marauders, bandits, disasters, and, of course, the lethal spread.

In issue #3, it’s chow time in Fat Jack’s Cannibal Café and readers are invited.

Reprints of SPREAD #1 and #2 will be on shelves alongside this third issue on 9/10. Final order cutoff deadline for SPREAD #3 (Diamond Code JUL140576) is TODAY, 8/18.

Praise for SPREAD:
“A very good case for creepiest apocalypse ever.” —USA Today

“One read, and I’m infected. Spread gets under your skin in all the right ways. Read this now. Your eyeballs will thank you.” —Jason Aaron (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Scalped, Thor God of Thunder, Wolverine & the X-Men)

“A.) A bio-morphic planetary spread B.) An ax swinging survivor named NO and C.) A red stained baby giggle’n in the snow speak’n squiggles… SOLD! SPREAD, Jordan & Strahm give me nothing but HOPE for the future of horror.” —Nathan Fox (Dogs of War, Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers, Fluorescent Black)

"…A dude armed with an axe & a baby fighting monsters with eyeballs that try to eat you. I love this comic. Strahm’s art is visceral and kinetic, you’ve never seen dead things drawn so alive.“ —Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS)

"Kyle Strahm’s art is so f***ing gross and awesome I couldn’t wait to see what he was about to draw on the next page. I feel like I need to wash ink off my hands after reading this. Good stuff." —Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon, Fortunately the Milk, Oz)

"Just when you think you know what kind of creepy-as-Hell story Jordan, Strahm, and Sobreiro are telling, they shift gears and bring you something that elevates Spread to epic levels of apocalyptic horror." —Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Helheim)

"A perfect fusion of everything great about 80s American horror with a Chanbara movie twist and a healthy respect for the fine art of sequential storytelling." —TIM SEELEY (REVIVAL, HACK/SLASH, Batman Eternal)

"Spread is a really good horror/action movie I get to be on the ground floor for and watch every month. Kyle Strahm’s art is the best I’ve seen from him today. Wispy and and organic. Going from quiet to horribly disgusting in 0 to 60. Really excited to see where this goes." —Mike Norton (REVIVAL, Battlepug, The Answer)

"Tell me there’s a comic about a baby and her pet badass fighting to survive packs of degenerate cannibals and the world-eating gore virus that made them, you’ve got my interest. Tell me Kyle Strahm is drawing
the thing you’ve got my money. Kyle spits nightmares from the tip of his pen and Spread is the book he was born to draw.” —Dennis Hopeless (Avengers Arena, Avengers Undercover, Cable and X-Force)

“Spread reminds me of watching horror movies in my parents’ basement with a rowdy group of friends, a bag of Cheetos, and a case of beer that we found in the woods.” —Chris Burnham (NAMELESS, Batman Incorporated, Officer Downe)

Finally from Image for this week, even the Solicitation text (below) on this one is cool:

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The Wicked + The Divine #3

Story By: Kieron Gillen
Art By: Jamie McKelvie
Art By: Matt Wilson
Cover By: Jamie McKelvie
Cover By: Matt Wilson

Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99

Diamond ID: JUN140587

Published: August 20, 2014

Laura has no choice. She has to go underground to find the goth-goth-gothity-goth of the Morrigan. Is this the most illadvised underworld-related decision since Orpheus decided to see how Eurydice was doing in the back seat? To find out, read the comic that people are literally calling “The one by GILLEN/MCKELVIE/WILSON with the very long title.”

What the hell? Two in a row from Warren Ellis!

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Trees #4

Story By: Warren Ellis
Art By: Jason Howard
Cover By: Jason Howard

Price: $2.99

Diamond ID: JUN140584

Published: August 20, 2014

Chenglei is starting to find himself in Shu, the Chinese city built under a Tree: but things are starting to find him, too. There’s a storm coming, and the pressure is starting to be felt all over the world.

We’ll cop to not knowing a lot about Supreme. But this had a great start and makes us want to read more.

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Supreme Blue Rose #2

Story By: Warren Ellis
Art By: Tula Totay

Price: $2.99

Diamond ID: JUN140581

Published: August 20, 2014

Diana Dane is being transported by Darius Dax in the hunt for the mysterious Ethan Crane. It’s a car ride that takes her a lot further than she expects: out into the nature of the universe itself.

Switching to Image, the first release previewed here is a pretty big one if you’re familiar with this deal.

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The Fade Out #1

Story By: Ed Brubaker
Art By: Sean Phillips
Art By: Elizabeth Breitweiser

Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUN140463
Published: August 20, 2014

The first project from their groundbreaking five-year deal at Image will have ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS fans, old and new, at the edge of their seats, as they weave an epic crime story unlike anything they’ve done before. Hollywood - 1948. A noir film stuck in endless reshoots. A writer plagued with nightmares from the war and a dangerous secret. An up-and-coming starlet’s suspicious death. And a maniacal Studio Mogul and his Security Chief who will do anything to keep the cameras rolling before the Post-War boom days come crashing down. THE FADE OUT is the most ambitious series yet from the award-winning Noir Masters. Bonus: This 40-PAGE FIRST ISSUE features more story pages, as well as exclusive back pages articles that are only in these single issues!

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