Edward Scissorhands issue 1 – new IDW title (spoiler light – includes preview pages

EdwardScissorhands01_cvrEdward Scissorhands
Issue 1

Published by IDW
22nd October 2014

Writer: Kate Leth
Artist: Drew Ruasch
Letters: Travis Lanham

Cover Art: Gabriel Rodriguez

A new series from IDW that picks up the story some years after Tim Burton’s rather marvelous film. Kimberly has died and her Granddaughter, to whom she was telling the story of Edward in the film, is now a teen.

What of Edward? Continue reading

Judge Dredd: Superfiend – an internet cartoon series from Adi Shankar (teaser trailer embeded)

dredd-miniseries-posterSomewhere around two years ago Adi Shankar announced his intention to do a ‘not for profit’ Dredd short. No as Adi Shankar was an Executive Producer of the 2012 Dredd film starring Karl Urban one could hardly simply say a ‘Fan Film’.

There was a short clip shown at New York Comic Con but news was slow to get out about it.

It was exclusively announced on Collider yesterday (20th Oct 2014) that the first episode will be released on 27th October 2014.

Judge Dredd: Superfiend is a seven part cartoon series, I haven’t heard how long the episodes will be so no idea of the full running time. Given the poster, and the title of course, it seems this would appear to be an adaptation of Young Death: Portrait of a Superfiend by John Wagner and Peter Doherty. Continue reading

Anderson Psi Division – part 3 (of 4) – spoiler light (includes 5 preview pages)

JD_PSI03-cvrSUB JD_PSI03-cvrAnderson Psi Division
The King of the Six Sectors
Issue 2 or 4

Published by IDW
10th September 2014

Writer: Matt Smith
Artist: Carl Critchlow
JD_PSI03-cvrRILetters: Shawn Lee

Cover Art:
Matt Haley (right)
Mimi Yoon  (far right)
Nick Percival (lower right)

Judge Dredd created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra
Psi Judge Anderson created by John Wagner and Brian Bolland

For those that don’t know; this story ties in with last year’s acclaimed IDW Judge Dredd mini-series by Matt Smith, Judge Dredd: Year One. You don’t have to have read last year’s story to enjoy this – but I can highly recommend catching up. Matt Smith is the Editor in Chief of the 2000AD brand, editing 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine.

Nice Retail Incentive cover by Nick Percival, IDW need an Alex Ronald cover. Continue reading

Brothers in Blood by Simon Scarrow (a Macro & Cato novel) – spoiler light

brothers-in-bloodThe Blood Crows by Simon Scarrow

Published by Headline

First Published 9th October 2014

This is the 13th book in this series, which was originally called The Eagles series but is now more commonly known as Macro & Cato. I’ve been with this series a long time though and I, as do some other long-standing readers, still refer to The Eagles (the first seven books all had ‘Eagle’ in the title).

You can read a synopsis of the earlier books in my earlier article The Eagle Series that article covers the first ten books and doesn’t give any major spoilers. You can also read a review of the 12th book The Blood Crows.

This series follows the exploits of two Roman soldiers Quintus Licinius Cato and Lucius Cornelius Macro. Two men thrown together by circumstance in the first book, now bonded like brothers. Continue reading

Fatale Book 4 Pray for Rain – Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips – spoiler light

fatale4Fatale Book 4
Published by Image
February 2014

Paperback
144 Pages

Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

Colours by Elizabeth Breitweiser

Previously published as Fatale issues 15 to 19

Josephine is not all she seems. She’s a mysterious woman who has not aged for a very long time and those whose lives she touches don’t have happy endings.

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips nring us the penultimate collection of this series (book 5, the final book, is already out).

Sean Phillips is familiar to me from his work for 2000AD, you can read a review of Devlin Waugh elsewhere on this blog. Sean is also well known for his work on Hellblazer for Vertigo. The only works of Ed Brubaker I have read are the earlier books in this series. Ed has also written several arcs in many Batman titles for DC and Captain America and Daredevil for Marvel. Together they have worked on a number of titles including Sleeper and Criminal. Continue reading

Predator vs Dredd vs Aliens – from 2000AD & Dark Horse

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Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens

Co-published by Rebellion & Dark Horse
October 9th 2014 UK & Ireland £25.00
October 21at 2014 North America $29.00
Hardcover – 208 Pages

This volume collects:
Predator versus Judge Dredd issue 1–3
(Judge Dredd Megazine vol. 3 issues 36–38) &
Judge Dredd versus Aliens: Incubus issues 1–4
(2000AD Prog 1322–1335)

Cover by Henry Flint

Predator vs Judge Dredd
Writer: John Wagner
Line Artist: Alcatena
Colorists: Perry McNamee, Jimmy Johns, John Hanan III, and Dave Stewart
Letterer: Gary Fields
Chapter Break Artists: Brian Bolland, Duncan Fegredo, Dermot Power, Martin Emond, and Igor Kordey

Judge Dredd versus Aliens
Writers: John Wagner and Andy Diggle
Line Artist: Henry Flint
Colorist: Chris Blythe
Letterer: Tom Frame
Chapter Break Artists: Greg Staples, Henry Flint, Kev Walker, Jock with Chris Blythe, and Frazer Irving

Firstly – I haven’t re-read these stories since original publication. So it is almost as though I am looking at them for the first time. There is much that I didn’t remember.

I am reviewing from a Pdf copy so can’t comment on anything such as gutter loss, I am assuming given the quality of recent 2000AD publications there will be no gutter loss.

The wording on the cover is slightly odd ‘Incubus and other stories’ There are only two stories reprinted here. Incubus is an alternative name for Judge Dredd vs Aliens. Continue reading