What was Charlie Adlard doing before his “Walking Dead” success? Back in the mid-nineties, he was busy drawing “The X-Files” comics from Topps Publishing. With the launch of “The X-Files: Season 10″ From Joe Harris and Michael Walsh, IDW is also re-printing the classic “X-Files” comics written by Stefan Petrucha with art from Charlie Adlard.
The 224-page Volume 1 drops next week and it collects issues #1–9. Head below for an exclusive look at Adlard’s take on Mulder and Scully. READ MORE
Godzilla emerges from the deep once again in a clunky attempt to bring the spectacle of big monster battles to comics. Any fan of Godzilla knows the character itself isn’t compelling enough to tell a story. Godzilla and many other large monsters are a plot point, not a character. They have no inner motivation or really any motivation outside of destroying. So therein immediately lies the problem: a lack of character. READ MORE
“The X-Files” returns this month, continuing from where the original series left off. Joe Harris jumps in with an engrossing story, terrific dialogue, and a plot that’s equally dangerous and mysterious. A lot has happened in the eleven years since “The X-Files” has been off the air. Most notable of which is the passing of the colonization date: December 22, 2012. This season propels the series to a current timeline. So it seems skipping this date would be a grave misstep. Yet, it is the issue’s biggest strength. “The X-Files” is back in a big way. READ MORE
Every page of the crime/horror comic, Killogy, just roars with tough-guy dialogue, Tarantino-esque storytelling, and eye-popping visuals (we’re currently running a killer contest for it). Locked in a jail cell together, Sally Sno-Cones, Summer Rhoades, and Cole Edwards have no idea what’s really going on outside. They don’t know that the whole world has gone to Hell. In an interesting experiment, writer/artist Alan Robert uses the likeness of Frank Vincent, Marky Ramone, and Brea Grant to portray his anti-heroes.
I spoke with Alan Robert about how the concept for “Killogy” came about, the challenges of doing an experiment like this, and his upcoming projects. READ MORE
Special Agents Mulder and Scully are finally back this week as IDW Publishing launches the first issue of “X-Files” Season 10 from writer Joe Harris and artist Michael Walsh. The “X-Files” is one of the most beloved sci-fi TV series of all time, so you can imagine the pressure hanging over Harris and Walsh right now, but rest assured these two are just as big of fans as anyone else.
I spoke to series writer Joe Harris about some of their plans for Season 10, working with Chris Carter, and the plans for a new season after a decade off air. READ MORE
Alan Robert, Tours4Fun.com and Bloody-Disgusting.com are offering fans a chance to get inside the head of Goodfellas and The Sopranos actor Frank Vincent, in their new caption contest for Robert’s horror/crime/comedy series, “Killogy”. The contest allows you to put the word right into Frank Vincent’s mouth.
The winning wise ass caption will receive two free passes to the Sopranos Site tour in New York City, a $96 value courtesy of the fine folks at www.Tours4Fun.com, and a Frank Vincent t-shirt (size LG, XL, or XXL) from Alan Robert! See the panel below, and post your wise ass comment in the comments section below. READ MORE
This September, IDW will be publishing special “IDW GETS ANIMATED” variant covers rendered in vein of classic cartoons. The covers will offer comical takes on your favorite IDW heroes including Judge Dredd, Mulder and Scully, the Ghostbusters, Doctor Who, and plenty others (full list below). Note that the covers will not feature any movement, as the “animated” party may seem a bit confusing. READ MORE
“The Crow: Curare” #1 is a riveting thriller that will bring a chill down your spine. With such a compelling mix of police procedural and crime drama, the narrative will definitely get the reader’s attention. This is a must-read for fans of the surreal, revenge-driven tales, and, of course, for fans of “The Crow” franchise. READ MORE
James O’barr, the original creator of “The Crow” graphic novel (which was the source material for the film), returns to series this week with “The Crow: Curare” #1. This time the vengeful spirit takes over the body of Joe Stalk, a down in the dumps cop who is out for revenge. The recent Crow comic books have been inconsistent to say the least, but I have high hopes this time around considering O’barr is back on board. We’ve got an exclusive preview from IDW below. READ MORE
Floating aliens and militiamen towing caskets full of weaponry is one image I never could have imagined. Zombies taking over the town and the only solution lies in a train full of explosives? What else can you strap into this miniseries? Things are getting dire and dicey indeed in Colonized #3. READ MORE
As each installment draws closer to its grand finale, the reading experience of Locke & Key: Omega #5 will definitely leave you breathless. Once you get to know them, you will be rooting for the deeply flawed Locke family to make it out alive. As the “Locke & Key” series comes winding down, each issue delivers an unforgettable punch of story and art. READ MORE
“Haunted Horror” is an incredible new anthology series from IDW and Yoe Comics that reprints classic horror comics with style. So many of these stories are hard, if not impossible, to find. Thanks to the team at Yoe Comics, you can now enjoy some crazy horror stories from some of the masters of the genre. A lot of these are stories were banned during the Comics Code Authority, but now you can enjoy them with or without your parents’ approval. READ MORE
An enjoyable re-imagination of classic Shakespearean characters, Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood #4 delivers an excellent issue full of sorcery and adventure. Don’t worry if you’re not fully versed in Shakespeare. Newcomers are still going to understand what’s going on and what the characters are saying. Readers should not miss out on this exciting installment of the “Kill Shakespeare” series. READ MORE
How many Ghostbusters does it take to bust some major ghosts? Normally, the answer is four. How many is too many? We find out in this finale to the first arc in The New Ghostbusters #4. Not surprisingly, this cartoon in comic form would benefit from being an actual cartoon series. READ MORE
Doomsday.1 tells the post-apocalyptic tale of seven venturesome astronauts in the International Space Station who are forced to watch as a massive solar flare annihilates most of the Earth. Inspired by Joe Gill’s “Doomsday + 1” which was released nearly four decades ago, this four issue miniseries is brought to life by IDW Publishing and original series illustrator, John Byrne; but without the fantasy elements of the original series. Taking the reigns as both writer and artist this time around, Byrne delivers an honorable, though inordinately exhaustive, opener to the series. READ MORE
The Rocketeer has to save the day! Ka-Whack! Every hero has to save the day! BA-BAM! He has to face goons, brainwashed mobs, mecha-monsters and the truth of his feelings for his gal, Betty too. CRACKA-BOOM! All that plus using a substitute rocket to make it happen. KER-CRASH!?!? All of this and more come together in The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #4. READ MORE
You would think this series would be more action packed given that it is filled with zombies, aliens, militia, and guns. Unfortunately, Colonized #2 is filled with talk and setup that slowly builds towards some real progression. This was a slow issue, and I hope Chris Ryall and Drew Moss can pick it up soon. READ MORE
With such suspenseful writing and eye-popping illustrations, Mars Attacks #10 kicks into high gear with its blazing sci-fi action. The Martians are about to learn what happens when you take on Earth’s inhabitants. As soon as they reach the last page, readers will come back for more of the “Mars Attacks” series. READ MORE
“Locke & Key” was originally supposed to close with the current “Omega” story arc, but IDW made public over the weekend that there will in fact be more from Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, and I’m not complaining. “Locke & Key: Omega” will now run 5-issues as opposed to the 6 originally planned, and the series will conclude in with “Locke & Key: Alpha”, which consists of two oversized issues. It’s often a problem that creators are not given enough room to bring a series to a proper conclusion and IDW is keen on making sure fans of the Locke family get the ending they deserve.
The first of the forty-eight page issues will hit in August. READ MORE
IDW is brining back the cult smash “Zombie War” series with two oversized issues this Halloween. The original co-creators, Kevin Eastman and Tom Skulan reunite and add artist Eric Talbot to the team to deliver an all-new storyline. In the original series from Fantaco, an alien entity exacted revenge on Earth by raising an army of undead soldiers. This time around we will follow fighter-pilot Jina, who sets out to uncover the secret behind these reanimated soldiers. READ MORE
IDW announced a slew of new horror titles yesterday, as did Dark Horse, and it’s shaping up to be a big Fall for horror comics. Coming in September from IDW is “The Other Dead”, in which a small community attempts to defend themselves from the ravaging animal undead. Joshua Ortega (“Gears of War”, “Star Wars Tales”), Digger T. Mesch (“Agent 88″), and Kevin Eastman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) have teamed up for a deadly animal infestation. READ MORE
The Martians have recently been invading every one of IDWs titles. Just announced, IDW plans to pit Mars Attacks agains the baddest mother of them all, Judge Dredd. As the Martians land in Mega-City One, it’s up to Dredd and his crew to put an end to the alien storming.
Look for issue #1 in September. READ MORE
As each installment gets better and better, Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood #3 delivers an incredibly spell-binding adventure. The best part, you don’t have to be fully versed in Shakespeare to understand what’s going on. As each page is wonderfully realized in words and art, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up the “Kill Shakespeare” series. READ MORE
Matt Smith’s Judge Dredd Year One continues to show us the first year of Judge Dredd’s massive career. Yet, the first year is virtually identical to the first. Smith doesn’t manage to tread any new ground and spends the issue wasting a lot of time building to the only satisfying part of the issue: the conclusion. READ MORE