The latest issue of Revival is perhaps the best in the series to date. While it has an interesting side plot that provides a visceral, shocking twist at the end, it’s the focus on the officer Cyprus and her pursuit of Mr. Hine, a reviver, which makes this issue so good. This book is at its best when it examines the impact revival has on the people who have to suffer with its consequences. With issue #7, “Revival” finally begins to live up to the potential we all knew it had. READ MORE
Image Comics and their Top Cow branch have really been pushing David Hine’s “The Darkness,” and their right to do so. “The Darkness” is one of the most consistent and engaging horror titles out there, but for some reason it flies under the radar month in and month out. Top Cow announced that in April, “The Darkness” issues #112 and #113 will focus on Jackie Estacado’s daughter in order to provide a jump on board point for new readers. See the full details after the jump.
“The Darkness” #112 will be in stores on April 10, to be followed by the second half of Hope’s story in #113 in stores in May. READ MORE
Last week we announced that Image had a new series coming out that wanted your dreams, and now we’ve got the full scoop on The Dream Merchant.
The new series from Nathan Edmondson and artist Konstantin Novosadov is a twisted sci-fi tale that follows a troubled mental patient who suffers from bizarre recurring nightmares that hold more significance than he knows. The first issue of the six-issue arc drops on May 15, 2013. READ MORE
Because being “All-New” and “Secret” just isn’t enough on their own anymore, Image Comics is launching All-New Secret Skullkickers in May to ramp up the nonsense. Naturally, the creators behind the book are still Jim Zub and Edwin Huang, and they’re gearing up for, well, continuing the series as planned. The #1 is just their way of having fun with a “reboot”. Check it all out below. READ MORE
Hoax Hunters #7 picks things up quickly and presents readers with a promising mystery worth solving. With a new story arc, this is the perfect time to jump in on the “Hoax Hunters” series. If you are a fan of horror and paranormal stuff, this series is definitely for you. READ MORE
Buried treasures. Everyone likes finding one. It can be a small thing like finding money in your jeans pocket. Or it can be something more valuable and more dangerous. Secrets and treasures continue to appear in the dark and exotic alien mystery Storm Dogs #3. READ MORE
Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta have a new dystopian western tale coming out from Image Comics, titled East Of West. The series begins with the impending final judgement about to fall upon man, and the only salvation comes in the form of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
“East Of West” will be an ongoing series, and issue #1 will drop March 27, 2013. See below for full details and some preview images! READ MORE
Nathan Edmondson and Konstantin Novosadov are the creative minds behind Image comics’ latest series, The Dream Merchant. Image sent out the below teaser that promises that dreams have meaning, along with a link to a tumblr site.
The tumblr is one of the coolest marketing campaigns I’ve seen in a while, stating that “Nathan Edmondson and Konstantin NovosaDdov will reveal more of the new book from Image Comics with each submission.” Submissions mean that you can submit your dreams to [email protected], and for each submission they will post another detail about the book. READ MORE
With nonstop zombie thrills, ’68: Scars #4 delivers on all the bloody goods for an epic finale. With an alternative take on history, the undead are everywhere in the vast shadows of the jungle. The horrors of the Vietnam War strike at you harder than ever in these blood-soaked pages. READ MORE
With such believable characters at its center, Dia De Los Muertos #1 establishes its premise to create some memorable stories. This creative team-up of writers and artists have designed their tales to revolve around the annual Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. The first issue offers up a wonederful trio of ghostly tales that explore the mysteries that lie beyond the grave. “Dia De Los Muertos” is a unique horror anthology with big ambitions. And it looks beautiful to boot. READ MORE
Trash, guns, sea monsters, and a mysterious French woman. What more could you ask for? This is the solid set up to the latest chapter of Joe Harris’ Great Pacific. The series continues to grow out from its original seed of garbage into something new and fresh. READ MORE
One of the strongest elements in Blackacre thus far has been its political subtext. Invariably, the series would come to a point where its story would have to take precedence for a certain period of time, and temporarily set aside this distinguishing feature. That time has, at least, begun in issue 3… and it barely hurts the series at all. With the themes and settings prepared in the first two issues, this latest issue of “Blackacre” simply continues the excellent story and character development while managing to introduce new elements of intrigue for the future. READ MORE
The Ghastly Award Judges are proud to announce the Winners of the 2012 Ghastly Awards. Nominees were chosen from entries nominated by their professional peers: Comic Book Artists, Writers, and Publishers. Winners were chosen by the Ghastly Awards Judges, Comic Book Creators and the Fans. The Ghastly Judicial Panel congratulates all 2012 Winners and Nominees. It is an honor to be recognized by your fellow professionals for such outstanding work in horror comics. Hit the jump for the full list of winners. READ MORE
A major change will take place in The Darkness #110, which will definitely surprise the readers. With incredibly creepy writing and illustrations, “The Darkness” is one of the most consistent horror comics around. READ MORE
As the countdown of the series’ last issues inevitably continues, Hack/Slash #23 promises lots of twist and turns, while the action heats up. With all the important players gathering, an epic war is about to take place. You definitely don’t want to miss out on the slasher slayers’ last stand. READ MORE
The infamous Rob Liefeld gave DreamMovieCast an exclusive look at his screenplay for Icons, a films that chronicles the rise of Image Comics. Outside of his social media disputes and comics life, Liefeld has been working on the 100-page script and pondering which actors he feels would be best portray the comic creators in his film. To plays himself, he picks none other than dream boy Chris Pine. Yeah. Wait until you read the rest of his casting picks.
The script excerpt (see below) shows a lot of dialogue, hating on Marvel, and a guest appearance by Easy-E. Ultimately, it doesn’t seem to reveal anything we didn’t already know about Liefeld’s life and his opinions on the industry. READ MORE
A completely unique take on the world of crime and serial killers is quickly becoming a more meaningful and deep story than issue #1 represented. Bedlam comes from the creative mind of Nick Spencer who is weaving an intense tale of mayhem and murder with the aid of an incredible artist in Riley Rossomo. The combination of both the story and art makes it one hell of an interesting read and I’m not surprised at all. READ MORE
Revival is an excellent young series thus far, but it’s had a tendency to overwhelm the reader with so many different storylines. While this problem resurfaces again, it’s mitigated by a relatively strong focus on Officer Cyprus’ investigation of a recent reviver-related murder. This storyline has depth, intrigue, suspense, and twists. The rest of the issue manages to advance the plots of the rest of the characters, or at least provide updates on where they are, even if it feels cluttered. READ MORE
It’s that time of the month! Saga drops with another outstanding issue brought to you by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples, and Image Comics. “Saga” is easily my favourite series to drop this past year, every issue brings new elements, plot twists, and, best of all, world building. Anyone who has read an issue knows that BKV is next level when it comes to the all-encompassing world he’s created and Fiona works magic with the pencil. Issue #9 is just another example of their combined prowess. READ MORE
Loaded with smart satire and solid writing, Hoax Hunters #6 follows a brand new mystery with its well-developed protagonists. For newcomers, this is a great introduction to the “Hoax Hunters” series. If you are already a fan, the series continues to show plenty of potential. READ MORE
People like to imagine how their lives would be different if they made a different choice. How tough can a choice be? You go left or right. You put on your blue tie or red tie. You kill as many as it takes to keep you and your family alive or you die. Wait, what? The utterly insane and unpredictable day for Luke continues in Clone #3. Tough choices come hard and fast in this fast-paced issue. READ MORE
It’s been far too long since I’ve seen a comic focused primarily on comedy. Sure, Garth Ennis and Warren Ellis will occasionally provide some serious laughs, but most comics are too caught up in their own melodrama and self-seriousness. Which is why The End Times of Bram and Ben is such a breath of fresh air in the comics landscape. And more than that, it’s damn funny stuff. It may be an atypical read, but this is yet another effort from Image comics that manages to provide top quality material right from its inception. READ MORE
Readers should be prepared as Hack/Slash #22 triggers the inevitable countdown of the series’ last issues. At their weakest, the slasher slayers, Vlad and Cassie Hack, are about to face their deadliest enemy. The issue is riddled with questions about whether these two will ultimately make it to the end. READ MORE
Out with the little girl puking green vomit doing 360 head spins, and in with mass possession by freakish demonic beings. This new take on possession is what JM Ringuet has cooked up for Image as they drop their new horror book, Repossessed. Possession shows up all over the board in horror, sometimes it’s in the form of someone talking in tongues and other times it’s more intense with body manipulation and wall crawling. This book takes a different approach when it comes to possession cases and an even more unique way of “taking care” of those who are possessed. READ MORE