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Comic Books | EclipseMagazine | Page 39
BOOM! Studios has a spiffy new teaser poster for an unnamed upcoming title, but I think we can all figure out that it’s Sleepy Hollow – the headless redcoat with the big axe is something of a clue. No other information is included, but the poster is all kinds of cool.
The 12th Doctor is about to wibble-wobble into comics. Beginning tomorrow, Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor will be available for pre-orders, with issue #1 appearing in comics shops on October 1st. The ongoing series, written by Robbie Morrison (The Authority, 2000 AD) and illustrated by Dave Taylor (Batman: Death By Design, 2000 AD) will be arriving with a fully-painted dazzler by Alice X. Zhang (above) and five variants (I particularly like the first Clara cover…).
Check out the variant covers – and ordering information – after the jump.
You’ve got to love a game that has the tagline, ‘Kill the monster. Steal the treasure. Stab your buddy.’ That game is Munchkin and it’s coming to comics, as an ongoing series, courtesy of a new partnership between BOOM! Studios and Steve Jackson Games.
Munchkin is planned for a fall release. Gas up your Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment while you wait – and check out the press release after the jump.
VIZ Media is already the largest distributor of manga and anime in North America and now they have partnered with comiXology to bring popular manga titles like Naruto, One Piece and Bleach to their platform. VIZ has made more than 500 volumes of manga available through comiXology and manga fans will be able to read them using comiXology’s Manga Fixed Format – ‘a dedicated right-to-left full-page manga reading experience.’
Boom! Studios is debuting a new RoboCop comic that will pick up where the original movie left off – ignoring the sequel works and featuring the original partnership of Officers Alex ‘RoboCop’ Murphy and Anne Lewis. They will face off against a charismatic criminal name Killian, who was behind bars when RoboCop was created, and upon his release sets out to take out Old Detroit’s toughest cop.
The new series is written by Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Ghosted) and drawn by Carlos Magno (Planet of the Apes, Deathmatch) and will be in comics shops on July 2nd. Follow the jump for series description, ordering info and more.
Boom! Studios – publishers of quality independent comics (Suicide Risk, Hacktivist, 2 Guns); intriguing takes on superhero motifs (Incorruptable, Irredemable), cool licenced work (Peanuts, Farscape) and just nutso fun stuff (6-Gun Gorilla, Loki: Ragnorak and Roll) – has taken a new step in giving fans a new way to engage with company: BOOM!tube, its brand new weekly series on its brand new YouTube channel.
BOOM!tube launches today, hosted by Stephanie Hocutt and a rotating cast of co-hosts who will provide ‘the latest news on comics, creators, and announcements from the publisher.’ For more details, check out the press release after the jump.
VIZ Media has announced the release of Battle Royale: Angels’ Border, a new one-shot manga written by Koushun Takami, the writer of the original Battle Royale novel. The manga will tell the full story of the girls in the lighthouse – one of the most striking and disturbing sequences in the novel and subsequent live-action movie. Art is by Mioko Ohnishi and Youhei Oguma.
Battle Royale: Angels’ Border will be in stores on June 17th.
The manga adaptation of All You Need Is Kill will be released, in digital form, simultaneously with the Japanese release on Thursday, June 19th. Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s popular novel, the adaptation is the work of Death Note creator Takeshi Obata. Check out the press release, after the jump, for details.
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign ‘depicts a stark future where a catastrophic epidemic has killed off every adult on Earth leaving behind a population of children that have been enslaved by murderous vampires.’ As premises go, it’s not the most outrageous – or the least creepy. Its young protagonist, Yuichiro, wants to kill all the vampires but they are seven times stronger than humans and humanity’s most effective Vampire Extermination Team won’t let him join because he doesn’t play well with others.
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign is from VIZ Media and will be released, in print and digital, on June 3rd.
Dark Horse Comics has announced the return of one of comics’ most legendary independent creations – Stan Sakai’s samurai rabit, Usagi Yojimbo, in a brand new six-issue miniseries, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso (above left). Set twenty years from his present, General Miyamoto Usagi’s army and the forces of the treacherous Lord Hikiji are locked in their final battle when the unexpected happens – a metal rocket crashes to earth, bringing an enemy they could never have imagined.
Usagi Yojimbo: Senso will be in stores on August 6th. Also upcoming is The Usagi Yojimbo Saga: Volume 1 (above right) – a omnibus collection celebrating the character’s thirtieth anniversary. It will be available – in both softcover and limited hardcover editions on October 15th. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.
One of the greatest oddball action movies of all time is getting a four-color take: John Carpenter and Eric Powell have created an on-going Big Trouble In Little China series for BOOM! Studios. The boisterous Jack Burton will tackle new adventures beginning in June.
The whole point of the movie was to create a John Wayne-like would-be hero who would actually be the sidekick to his Asian buddy. How will the macho-but-inept Burton survive on his own? I will looking forward to see how Powell (The Goon) and Brian Churilla(The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun) work this premise – especially since the all-new adventures of Jack Burton begin with a stowaway on his big rig, the Pork Chop Express. Check out alternate covers, series description and ordering information after the jump.