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"Thanos Wins"

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Marvel Comics' "Thanos" #14, showcasing the 'Big Bad' from "Avengers: Infinity War", is written by Donny Cates and illustrated by Geoff Shaw, available December 27, 2017:

"...in 'Thanos Wins', Part 2, the 'Mad Titan' 'Thanos' has journeyed to the end of time, to the moment of his complete victory and he's not happy with what he sees. 

"Will this be his biggest glory or ultimate shame...?"

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Avengers: Infinity War"...
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‘God Country #6′ Review

Written by Donny Cates | Art by Geoff Shaw | Published by Image Comics

God Country made Donny Cates into an overnight phenomenon only a few months ago. Well, as much as an overnight success a comic book writer can be. He is a person who has worked in the industry for years. That experience paid off as he teamed up with Geoff Shaw to make one of the best books of the year. Considering its success both critically and in sales, it is surprising this book is already coming to an end. They are leaving it on a high note as this is one of the best issues of the year.

Since its onset, this comic about a magical sword that gives its holder the power of a god has been a father and son story. A fact this issue directly points out. Some may take issue with a book that
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‘God Country #5′ Review

Written by Donny Cates | Art by Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie, John J. Hill | Published by Image Comics

First off, I would like to thank writer Donny Cates for pumping the brakes for a second with issue #5 of this balls to the wall story. Secondly, once again he has added yet another layer to this already wonderful tale.

We kick off God Country #5 with a history lesson about the fall of the Kingdom of Always and the creation of Valofax. Giving us some much needed exposition as to why the sword is so important to some certain higher gods.

Attum sends his son down to our realm after Balegrim failed in his mission with the sole purpose of bringing back Valofax by any means necessary, what ensues is an epic battle for our would be hero Emmett. However once again the gods have underestimated Emmett and the power he wields. We
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‘God Country #4′ Review

Written by Donny Cates | Art by Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie, John J. Hill | Published by Image Comics

Yes, Yes, Yes, one million times yes…

You may be forgiven for thinking a comic book with as heavy tones as God Country may start to pump the breaks around Issue 4. After all we are new to the characters, we had Alzheimer’s thrown at us, God Swords and a kidnapping . However Donny Cates thought to himself ‘How do I keep this messed up shit moving’. The answer…

Emmett Quinlan went to hell!!! So I think first off I have to just throw this out there, Geoff Shaw has created a wonderfully dark vibrant aesthetic with the first four issues and his vision of hell is gorgeous to say the least. So after Emmett told Baelgrim and the other Gods they could not have there sword back, they decided to kidnap his grand-daughter
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Image unveils final six 25th Anniversary Spawn variant covers

Earlier this month Image Comics announced it would continue its 25th anniversary celebrations with a series of Spawn variant covers across 15 of its titles this May. We’ve already seen nine of them [see here], and now we have a look at the final six in Seven to Eternity, The Old Guard, Rose, Horzion, Regression and Manifest Destiny. Take a look here…

The full list of Spawn variant covers are:

Black Cloud #2 by Ivan Brandon and Jason Latour, cover by Greg Hinkle Regression #1 by Cullen Bunn and Danny Luckert, cover by Danny Luckert Renato Jones: Season Two #1 by Kaare Kyle Andrews, cover by Kaare Kyle Andrews Available in stores on Wednesday, May 17th: God Country #5 by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw, cover by Gerardo Zaffino Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks #1 by Jim Mahfood, cover by Jim Mahfood Horizon #11 by Brandon Thomas, Juan Gedeon, Frank Martin, cover by Juan Gedeon and Mike Spicer
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Image announces Spawn variant covers to mark 25th anniversary

As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, Image Comics is set to unleash a series of Spawn variant covers throughout May, and we’ve got a look at the first nine for you here…

Available in stores on Wednesday, May 10th: Black Cloud #2 by Ivan Brandon and Jason Latour, cover by Greg Hinkle Regression #1 by Cullen Bunn and Danny Luckert, cover by Danny Luckert Renato Jones: Season Two #1 by Kaare Kyle Andrews, cover by Kaare Kyle Andrews Available in stores on Wednesday, May 17th: God Country #5 by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw, cover by Gerardo Zaffino Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks #1 by Jim Mahfood, cover by Jim Mahfood Horizon #11 by Brandon Thomas, Juan Gedeon, Frank Martin, cover by Juan Gedeon and Mike Spicer Injection #13 by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey, cover by Declan Shalvey Rose #2 by Meredith Finch and Ig Guara, cover by David Finch Available in stores on Wednesday,
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‘God Country #3′ Review

Written by Donny Cates | Art by Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie, John J. Hill | Published by Image Comics

I am a tad behind on comic reviews this month due to our excursion to Wales for SFW8 (for more on that check out podcast episode 70, coming to Nerdly tomorrow). However I am back and wanted to start with Image’s God Country #3 or as I like to call it “The best damn comic on the market right now”.

Last issue we left Emmett Quinlan having made the choice to keep the God Sword in his possession, telling the other Gods to sling there hook (paraphrasing) and he is starting to form a little bit of a bond with Valofax (the sword).

Writer Donny Cates kicks off the third issue by giving us some time to breathe and process the events of the first two issues. We are given some nice husband and
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‘God Country #2′ Review

Written by Donny Cates | Art by Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie, John J. Hill | Covers by Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie, Gerardo Zaffino | Published by Image Comics

Well my friends it is that time again. God Country is back in our lives and it is back with a thundering crash. So last issue set up the relationship between Emmet Quinlan and his son, whose wife is not exactly pleased with having to look after the Alzheimers stricken old man.

Emmet Quinlan has awoken and he remembers everything! After being caged in his own body for a number of years with this heinous condition, everything returns to Emmet when he wields a God like sword with immense power. However with great power comes a whole bunch of people that want what you have. God Country #2 Sees Emmet visited by one such God who believes him not worthy enough to shoulder this immense burden.
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Horror Highlights: The Walking Dead #164 Variant Cover, The Bye Bye Man, The Magicians Wattpad Story, Wolf House, Pitchfork, Jason Lives Pin

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The Walking Dead gets a makeover in one of several new covers that celebrate Image Comics' upcoming 25th anniversary. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have a look at a "scare video" for The Bye Bye Man, information on a new Wattpadd short story contest for The Magicians, DVD release details for Wolf House, a behind-the-scenes featurette for Pitchfork, and a look at a killer Jason Lives enamel pin from London 1888.

The Walking Dead #164 Variant Cover: Press Release: "Image Comics is thrilled to reveal the first 11 of 15 homage variants planned for February’s 25th anniversary theme month—“tribute covers” celebrating iconic cover images from throughout the company’s history.

Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants, beginning with Wednesday, February 1st—the exact date of Image Comics’ founding in 1992, and the date of this year’s “Image Comics Day.”

“One of the
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Image Comics celebrate 25 years with variants galore!

Image Comics, you know the company right?? The guys behind the smash-hit The Walking Dead and Southern Bastards amongst many, many, others that I am currently forgetting. Well Image are celebrating 25 years in business this year and have decided the best way possible to celebrate the fact would be to bring you variant covers of all there greatest hits. Calm down all you comic book completionists there will be plenty of choice however the event will only be taking place through the month of February so get your pull-list sorted.

From the press release:

Image Comics is thrilled to reveal the first 11 of 15 homage variants planned for February’s 25th anniversary theme month—“tribute covers” celebrating iconic cover images from throughout the company’s history. Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants, beginning with Wednesday, February 1st—the exact date of Image
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Image Comics unveils ten more 25th anniversary homage variants

Earlier this month Image Comics announced that it is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a series of homage variants, commemorating popular issues from its back catalogue. The announcement came with a look at the cover for Deadly Class #26, paying tribute to Cyber Force #1 [see here], and now we’ve got a further ten; check them out here…

“One of the great things about celebrating our 25th anniversary is that it creates an opportunity for us to look back at over two decades of history-making comics and showcase some of the wonderful work that made Image what it is today,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Everyone in the Image family is a fan at heart, and this month’s tribute variants give the participating creators a chance to show their admiration for some of comics’ greatest creator-owned triumphs by putting their own unique spin on classic images from that rich and
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‘God Country #1′ Review

Written by Donny Cates | Art by Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie, John J. Hill | Published by Image Comics

On Wednesday of this week Image Comics dropped a new title on us called God Country and of all the books I read this Ncbd this one really got me excited – for a refreshing story I can sink my teeth into. It also helps that writer Donny Cates (BuzzKill, The Paybacks) has hit the ground running at a hundred miles an hour and leaves you with aching blue-balls till the next issue.

God Country #1 starts with somewhat of a slow burn when our creator Donny Cotes shows us that, okay, this is a real world situation with some real world problems. We meet Roy and we are instantly shown that he is having some trouble trying to figure out his priorities between his family and his Alzheimer’s suffering father. There is a
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Image to launch God Country in January, check out a preview here

Image Comics have announced that Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw (Buzzkill, The Paybacks) are teaming up for an all-new series this January entitled God Country, which is described as Southern Bastards meets American Gods. Check out a preview of the first issue here…

“This is a story Geoff and I have been wanting to tell for such a long time, and to be able to do it with Image is beyond a dream come true,” said Cates. “God Country is full of heart, action, giant swords, Kirby Gods, Texans, magic tornados, and family drama…so it’s really just everything I love piled into one great, epic yarn. This January everyone is welcome to come on in, grab a beer, have a seat and get ready… we have a hell of a story to tell you.”

Shaw added: “I love this book! Of course, I would say that, but I really do.
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Get a Peek Inside Judd Winick’s A Town Called Dragon Issue #1

The first issue of A Town Called Dragon from Legendary Comics is now available in stores and on comiXology, and we have a sneak peek of three of its pages right here. Geoff Shaw drew the cover plus the interior… Continue Reading →

The post Get a Peek Inside Judd Winick’s A Town Called Dragon Issue #1 appeared first on Dread Central.
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Interview: Judd Winick talks A Town Called Dragon

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This week, Legendary Comics takes you to A Town Called Dragon, a new 5-part comic book mini-series from Judd Winick and Geoff Shaw where the last known dragon egg hatches in a small Colorado town. I recently had a chance to catch up with Judd, who talked about the birth of his modern-day dragon story, a non-traditional hero, and he teased what’s coming up in future issues:

Thank you for talking with me about A Town Called Dragon today. Was this an idea you’ve been working on for a while or was it something Legendary brought to you?

Judd Winick: I had been kicking around the idea of basing it around the last dragon and then the last dragon egg. And then I was stuck for the longest time, but a little node if inspiration came in for this element of Northern Exposure meets Jaws, but with a dragon.
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Comics: A Town Called Dragon, An In-Depth Ef Review

A Town Called Dragon General Information Released: September 24th, 2014 Publisher: Legendary Comics Writer:  Judd Winick Artist: Geoff Shaw Colorist: Jamie Grant Letter: Sean Konot Book & Logo Designer: John J. Hill Associate Editor: Greg Tumbarello Editor: Bob Schreck  Official Website Cbm Interviews Writer: Judd Winick (Available Soon!)   Editorial Biases I tend to prefer comic books and graphic novels that are off the beaten path. Even for comics published by mainstream publishers, sometimes you get relatively unique pieces that are not really the norm. We're flooded by superheroes with brightly colored uniforms, exquisitely simple secret identities and a variety of powers, weapons and technology to boot. It's nice sometimes to get something different where the concept of less-is-more almost reigns dominant.  Those are the comics I tend to love the most, because they make big statements while understating their premise, their cause, their purpose for telling their story. Whenever I get my
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A Town Called Dragon Release Details & Cover Art

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The people of Dragon, Colorado want to make money off their town’s folkloric namesake, but the community’s scaly legend is a lot more literal than any of them could have imagined. In Legendary Comics’ A Town Called Dragon, a small town faces a big time fire-breathing threat, and we have release details and a look at the cover art for the first two issues.

“Every Town Has Its Secrets. This One Breathes Fire.

Legendary Comics transports you to A Town Called Dragon. On the surface it seems like your average all-American tourist trap, but this snow-covered town hides a burning secret. After centuries of lying buried within the depths of an icy mountain, the world’s last dragon egg finally hatches – endangering modern life as we know it. Now an unlikely group of dangerously unqualified, ordinary citizens must band together, battling the elements – and each other – to slay this menacing creature.
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Legendary Comics Reveals the Geoff Shaw Covers for A Town Called Dragon Issues #1 and #2

Legendary Comics' new five-issue miniseries A Town Called Dragon kicks off on September 24th, and after showing us a bit of the interior art this past June, the powers-that-be have now unveiled the cover art for Issues #1 and #2.

Geoff Shaw drew these covers plus the interior art for Judd Winick's story, described as an "action-packed modern day myth."

Related Story: Legendary Comics Announces Release Dates for The Tower Chronicles: DreadStalker and A Town Called Dragon

Synopsis:

On the surface it seems like your average all-American tourist trap, but this snow-covered town hides a burning secret. After centuries of lying buried within the depths of an icy mountain, the world’s last dragon egg finally hatches – endangering modern life as we know it. Now an unlikely group of dangerously unqualified, ordinary citizens must band together, battling the elements – and each other – to slay this menacing creature.

In Issue #2 (hitting stores
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Legendary Comics Announces Release Dates for The Tower Chronicles: DreadStalker and A Town Called Dragon

Earlier today we shared a preview of Legendary Comics' Annihilator, and now we're back with word on two more projects they're releasing soon: The Tower Chronicles: DreadStalker and A Town Called Dragon.

We've mentioned DreadStalker previously, but now Legendary has a firm release date for Issue #1, which you'll find below.

As for A Town Called Dragon, it's not pure horror, but it does sound intriguing so we've included it here as well.

The Tower Chronicles: Dreadstalker #1

Story by Matt Wagner

Art/Cover by Simon Bisley

Release Date: August 13, 2014 / 32 pages

Synopsis:

He Lives To Kill The Dead.

The supernatural bounty hunter John Tower returns in this thrilling new monthly series from writer Matt Wagner (Mage, Grendel) and artist Simon Bisley (Lobo).

After thwarting a demonic possession and tearing a mystic artifact away from the clutches of the Brotherhood of the Rose, Tower believes himself one step closer to his mysterious goals.
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Buzzkill #2: Relapse

Buzzkill #2

Plot: Donny Cates & Mark Reznicek

Writer: Donny Cates

Artist: Geoff Shaw

Colorist: Lauren Affe

Publisher: Dark Horse

Wow.

Remember the review of Buzzkill #1 where you, dear reader, were told there wasn’t much action? That it didn’t feel like a regular comic? Issue numero dos changes that. Or at least, it changes the former. Thankfully, Buzzkill still doesn’t feel like a typical superhero story. Instead, it’s raw.

Issue #2 kicks off with storytime. It’s been a month since “Ruben” first entered AA and he’s telling them all about what-should-have-been rock bottom. We learn why Nikki left Ruben—she was captured by the wonderfully named Brutal Juice (and two “tremendously rabid Kodiak bears”). She’s rescued and we get the next piece of a puzzle. From issue #1, we know Ruben put some other supervillain in the hospital and wrecked a major city. In this flashback (with
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