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First Arc of Fraction’s Trippy ‘ODY-C’ Gets Collected

ODY-C, VOL. 1 RETELLS THE CLASSIC EPIC THIS JUNE
The sci-fi series will be collected into trade paperback

New York Times bestselling writer Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS, Hawkeye) teams up with Christian Ward (INFINITE VACATION, Olympus) for an expansive, immersive, retelling of Homer’s classic epic in ODY-C. The first five issues of the series will be collected into trade paperback and available this June. Continue reading First Arc of Fraction’s Trippy ‘ODY-C’ Gets Collected

Preview: ‘Sex Criminals’ Volume 1

SEX CRIMINALS: BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER

Deluxe hardcover of hit Image series
hits stores in March

It’s big; it’s hard; and it’s coming in March — the highly anticipated deluxe hardcover of the Image Comics phenom SEX CRIMINALS by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky! BIG HARD SEX CRIMINALS, VOLUME ONE collects the first two volumes of the #1 New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and Amazon best-selling, Eisner-and-Harvey-Award-winning, 2013 Time magazine Best Comic of the Year, 2014 Paste magazine Best Comic of the Year, sex-tip-book spinning-off, reader-beloved comic book series.BIG HARD SEX CRIMINALS, VOLUME ONE - Banner Continue reading Preview: ‘Sex Criminals’ Volume 1

Preview: ODY-C #1

Odyc01_CoverODY – C #1
STORY BY

Matt Fraction
ART BY
Christian Ward

COVER BY
Christian Ward
PUBLISHER

Image Comics
COVER PRICE
$3.99
RELEASE DATE
NOVEMBER 26, 2014

An epic 26 centuries in the making: In the aftermath of a galactic war a hundred years long, Odyssia the Clever Champion and her compatriots begin their longest, strangest trip yet: the one home. A gender-bent eye-popping psychedelic science fiction odyssey begins HERE, by MATT FRACTION (CASANOVA, SEX CRIMINALS, SATELLITE SAM) and CHRISTIAN WARD (INFINITE VACATION, OLYMPUS).
INCLUDES SPECIAL EIGHT-PAGE FOLDOUT!


Continue reading Preview: ODY-C #1

Image Announces CASANOVA: ACEDIA

CASANOVA: ACEDIA—AN ALL NEW MIND-BENDING ADVENTURE BEGINS
Casanova Quinn returns to solve the mystery of…
Casanova Quinn
Eisner Award-winners Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá, and Fábio Moon team up with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon for an all-new Casanova Quinn story in CASANOVA: ACEDIA #1, coming to Image Comics on January 7.

Fraction Out, Soule In; on Marvel’s “Inhuman”

Inhuman

A while back, the follow-up event to Marvel’s last event, Inhuman was pushed back a couple of months from January to April for unknown reasons. Unknown, that is, until now.

First solicited as the book’s writer, Matt Fraction is off of the book, and Thunderbolts and DC’s Superman/Wonder Woman scribe Charles Soule is now writing the title. While we don’t know why exactly the switch was made (ugh, drama!) we DO now know why the title was pushed back.

Personally I’m super stoked about this change. I’m not the biggest Matt Fraction fan, but everything, and I mean everything, I have read from Charles Soule has been really good. I’m picking up his first few issues of Oni Press’ Letter 44 this Wednesday, and I’ll be adding Inhuman to my pull list while I’m at it.

Review: Inhumanity One-Shot

Inhumanity

INHUMANITY #1
WRITER: MATT FRACTION
ARTIST: OLIVIER COIPEL
40 PAGE ONE-SHOT
Rated T
COVER PRICE: $3.99

The dust has barely begun to settle on Marvel’s Infinity event, and the House of Ideas is already throwing readers headlong into their next universe-wide mega-happening, Inhumanity. So, to give any reader who may have skipped Infinity entirely, and to add a bit more fuel to an event not quite reaching momentum in a landscape full of events, the Inhumanity one-shot reviews those pertinent moments of Marvel’s last event, while giving some insight on Inhuman history. While this one-shot sets up a foundation for what’s to come, it suffers from not making what’s to come very attractive.

The Good

Looking back at Infinity, the stuff that focused on the Inhumans was awesome! While it wasn’t as epic as the whole galactic war “side story”, it was some dramatic change to the entire landscape of the Marvel U and is so ripe with potential for interesting stories that getting the gist of the whole thing if you missed Infinity is integral. The Inhumanity one-shot does a fantastic job of filling readers in on all the Inhuman backstory spilling out of Infinity, without all the baggage of the Avengers leading a galactic army against a seemingly unbeatable foe. The ish goes even further into giving readers all sorts of Inhuman backstory, who knows, may or may not be needed to enjoy any other comics stamped with an Inhumanity moniker across its top. Olivier Coipel’s artwork is brilliant, and this book may be worth getting just for the panels of Hawkeye, and there’s only, like, three of those! As good as all that is, however, I just didn’t get it.

The Bad

While I’m sure Marvel has a huge, epic plan with adding thousands and thousands of super-powered Inhumans to the Marvel Universe, the one-shot built to get readers excited about that huge, epic plan did nothing to actually get me any more excited than Infinity itself did. Sure, there was some explanation of Inhuman history and whatever that was interesting, but, considering the entire status quo of the Inhumans has changed, it felt quite unnecessary and, even if it is necessary to enjoy whatever may come next, the delivery was weak. Ultimately, the overall tone of the ish was one of impending doom for the Inhumans, but there was also an underlying sense that the dawn of a new Inhuman Age would be a good thing, leaving me a bit confused. Certainly there’s some potential in this dichotomy, but I’ve seen that somewhere before…umm, let me think…every damned X-Men book for that past 25 years!! Been there; done that; got the t-shirt.

The Verdict

I was in no way, form or fashion interested in Inhumanity, Inhuman or any of the tie-ins to that effect. After Infinity, I was looking forward to having some event-free time with my Marvel Comics. But, in some deep place in my heart, I was kind of hoping the kick-off to the event, this Inhumanity one-shot, would change my mind. It’s probably the whole Jack Kirby thing. Alas, this book was not very good. The art barely redeems a book full of recaps, history lessons, and an uninteresting story. I gave them a chance to sell me on something I really didn’t want to get into, and they failed miserably. I should probably thank Marvel for saving me a few bucks on upcoming tie-ins.

Marvel Steamrolls Another Week of Goodness

Well folks its that time again and I’m here to unpack my bag of adjectives and once again let my fellow Marvel Faithful what’s good, oh and its so good this week. Sorry for being Late with the Reviews!

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Oh you knew it was coming, New Avengers #11 was a serious tour de force of holy s#*% can they do that? Well just when I thought I knew where this event was taking me Hickman throws yet another wrench into the cogs. I mean seriously, this issue was bad@$$! Not only did I get the incursion at the end of the last issue, I get…SPOLIER ALERT… Other Universe Builders, ExNihli, Thanos in Necropolis, Wakanda getting owned, and the “Illuminati” made to look like they don’t have a handle on anything. Ah, can we just be thankfull for how wonderful Mike Deodato’s art is in this book, because its seriously beautiful. You may have thought you knew where Infinity was going… You were wrond, DEAD WRONG, its going in a direction that scares and excites me, this is def an event for Marvel readers. It was most certainly a buy in the singles!

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This title has been flat out nothing short of brilliance. I know what you’re thinking, another Hawkeye book, how many times are they gonna try this? Well the answer is no more, because they got this one right. Hawkeye #13 fills you in on the Hawkguy side of everything has been happening in the book. We finally get to make some progress as to what the hell is Clint gonna do. Matt Fraction and David Aja deliver a book you want in your hands, because believe me its not the same digitally. It has a classic comic feel, with the honest character telling that Fraction usually brings to the table. Hawkeye bumming around getting into nothing but trouble, along side Kate Bishop( Young Avengers Hawkeye), Pizza Dog( A dog he finds at the beginning of this run), and as of an issue ago, Barney Barton (Trickshot, oh if you forgot he’s Hawkeye’s brother). Seriously pick this book up. This issue was a sort of catch up issue which gives you time to pick up the singles/trades!

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This ain’t your parents Guardians of the Galaxy, um actually this barely mine. Brian Michael Bendis has turn this title into something completely different, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Guardians of the Galaxy issue #7 brings a lot to the table on where they are gonna go with this book. Angela’s new origin to the Marvel is a nice touch to see the places they wanna take her in this book. The banter is top notch Bendis at his best, seriously IronMan and StarLord going at it with 80’s references had me on the floor. Sara Pichelli’s art is seriously too pretty for this title! Change everyone’s costume around, add Iron Man, Angela( You know that angel lady from Spawn who killed all the hellspawns? You know the one you had a poster of that Greg Capullo drew, yeah that one), and a timey whimey moment where Star Lord experiences the ripple effect from Age Of Ultron, and yeah Bendis has def made it his book.  I can’t wait to see what they do! This issue was a good filler between plots, nothing extravagant a wait for the trade kinda issue.

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Oh you knew it was coming. RAZE. Who I assume is Wolverine and Mystique’s kid, or maybe a Sinister experiment, or maybe just mystique’s kid. Being a X-men fan you come to just deal with every possibility and nine times out of ten its whatever you didn’t think of. THIS EVENT IS THE ONE FOR X-READERS!!!! Uncanny X-men #13 you will find the not so Future X-men clashing with the Future X-men with the help of the Current X-men/Scott’s X-men and if you’re following this I’m impressed because I’m lost. SO much betrayal, and you though Game of Thrones was convoluted, Battle of the Atom so much more. With simply brilliant art by the ever talent Chris Bachalo. Everything at once and I love everything about it. I’m gonna say this event has been the most amazing X-Event in years, I will say it has been the most fun in years. As a long time X-reader I know how the series tends to take itself a bit too seriously sometimes, and this is one of those you can sit back and laugh a little about. Plus its just done right, Three writers and it flows like nobody’s business, this was hands down a buy in the singles!

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I started with Infinity, and this week I get to end with Infinity. Holy s#!% this was a turn me on my side slap me and call me Gunther issue. This is the dawn of victories and losses. The battle between the Builders and the Avengers continues to heat up as we now see the Accusers and Kree army have left the Kree to join up with Thor. This issue is easily one of the most tense issues of the series. I was biting my fingernails the entire time, and I hate doing that! Lenil Fracis Yu’s art is easily one of the best things about being a Marvel reader right now, he could seriously do covers for the rest of his life and I would go broke buying them all. Jonathan Hickman continues his rollercoaster and is going through some serious loops and maybe has shown us a card in his hand that scares the living crap out of me. We shall wait to find out…Buy it in the singles seriously.

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