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‘Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer #2′ Review

Written by Victor Lavalle | Art by Dietrich Smith | Published by Boom! Studios

Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer #2 has the makings of a good comic but some of the execution was off-putting and at times even upsetting. Two issues in and it is still unclear who exactly the protagonist of this story is or what fully is at stake. There are individual moments that make it worth your time, but better writing could have tied all those together.

This continues the saga of Frankenstein’s monster as he has found himself in the modern world. He is on a specific mission that he will not wait on no matter who it may impact. Unwavering from his path we find that his feelings towards mankind have become extremely sour. Here he travels through Mexico and becomes this Moses-like prophet leading people throughout the desert. Victor Lavalle does demonstrate how people will place their
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‘Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer #1′ Review (Boom Studios)

Written by Victor Lavalle | Art by Dietrich Smith | Published by Boom! Studios

Basing your comic off a classic literary character takes a good amount of gumption. You are taking a character everyone is well aware of and trying to put your own spin in it, but if your spin too far off you can greatly upset hardcore fans but if you are too close to the original you then construct what feels like a carbon copy. So far Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer is one that is able to strike the right balance as he creates his version of Frankenstein’s monster.

Oddly though the character this seemed like more at first was Swamp Thing than Frankenstein or at least a character that holds a high respect and protective sense for nature. The opening we see Frankenstein’s monster sitting on top of an ice thrown in the middle of Antarctica
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Exclusive Artwork from First Issue of Boom! Studios’ Victor Lavalle’S Destroyer Comic Book Series

The act of resurrection runs in the Frankenstein family in the new comic book series Victor Lavalle's Destroyer, and as a special treat ahead of the first issue's release this May from Boom! Studios, we've been provided with exclusive preview artwork (in its unfinished, black-and-white form, offering an intriguing look into the book's creative process) by artist Dietrich Smith to share with Daily Dead readers.

Check out the exclusive preview artwork below courtesy of Boom! Studios, and keep an eye out for the first issue of Victor Lavalle's Destroyer on May 17th.

From the Press Release: Los Angeles, Calif. (February 13, 2017) – Boom! Studios is proud to announce Victor Lavalle’S Destroyer, an all-new monthly comic book series debuting in May 2017 from best-selling horror novelist Victor Lavalle (The Ecstatic, The Devil in Silver, Big Machine) and artist Dietrich Smith (Shaft, Incredible Hercules). The recipient of prestigious honors including a Whiting Writers' Award,
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Boom! announces new horror series Destroyer from Victor Lavalle

Boom! Studios has announced the upcoming launch of Destroyer, an all-new monthly comic book series from bestselling horror novelist novelist Victor Lavalle (The Ecstatic, The Devil in Silver, Big Machine) and artist Dietrich Smith (Shaft, Incredible Hercules).

When Dr. Jo Baker loses her son as the tragic result of an encounter with the police, she turns to science to find true justice for the death of her only child… by resurrecting him. Embracing her heritage as the last living heir of the Frankenstein family, Baker will soon come face-to-face with her family’s original monster, one whose quest to eliminate the scourge of humanity from the planet has been reawakened by recent events. But as the two must decide if they’re friend or foe, Dr. Baker will be forced to question if this battle for vengeance makes her the family’s true monster.

“The country is tearing itself apart.
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Boom! Studios to Release New Frankenstein Comic Book Series Victor Lavalle’S Destroyer

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Love leads to resurrection in Victor Lavalle's new comic book series Destroyer, which follows the descendants of the Frankenstein family line and their continued fascination with the dangerous powers of science.

Press Release: Los Angeles, Calif. (February 13, 2017) – Boom! Studios is proud to announce Victor Lavalle’S Destroyer, an all-new monthly comic book series debuting in May 2017 from best-selling horror novelist Victor Lavalle (The Ecstatic, The Devil in Silver, Big Machine) and artist Dietrich Smith (Shaft, Incredible Hercules). The recipient of prestigious honors including a Whiting Writers' Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Shirley Jackson Award, and an American Book Award, Lavalle makes his full-length comic book debut with an intense original series exploring the legacy of the greatest family in horror fiction.

When Dr. Jo Baker loses her son as the tragic result of an encounter with the police, she turns to science to find
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‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Ellen DeGeneres’ Lead Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Winners (Full List)

Sesame Street” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” led the field on Friday in the Creative Arts portion of the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

The PBS mainstay (pictured) grabbed six awards during the presentation of craft and technical awards at the Westin Bonaventure hotel in downtown L.A. “Ellen DeGeneres” took five trophies.

Sesame Street’s” wins included best pre-school children’s series and writing for a children’s series. “Ellen DeGeneres” won for “new approaches-enhancements” for a daytime series and for writing.

PBS was tops among networks with 12 wins, followed by Nickelodeon and syndicated programs with 10 apiece. CBS took eight, Hub Network claimed six and the now-defunct Toln.com soap venture won five.

A complete list of winners follows:

Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series

Sesame Street PBS Executive Producer

Carol-Lynn Parente

Supervising Producer

Nadine Zylstra

Senior Producer

Benjamin Lehmann

Coordinating Producer

April Coleman

Producer

Mindy Fila

Line Producer

Stephanie Longardo
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First Look at All-New X-Factor #1, Revolutionary War: Alpha #1 and cover of Magneto #1

From the creative minds of writer Peter David and artist Carmine Di Giandomenico comes All-New X-Factor #1.

Serval Industries, the world’s foremost leader in cutting-edge internet and weapons technology has just unveiled their newest contribution to society – it’s superhuman division, the All-New X-Factor! Led by Polaris, the mutant mistress of magnetism, fellow X-Factor members Quicksilver, Gambit, Danger, Cypher, and Warlock use their powers for the betterment of society. Or are their corporate backers at Serval Industries using X-Factor for the betterment of themselves?

“So much of what happens in this country stems from corporate control and involvement,” explained Peter David, in an interview with Marvel.com “So why not expand that real world philosophy to the world of comics and have it be that a corporation is interested in expanding into super heroes? I mean, if super heroes really existed, that's probably what would happen.”

All-New X-Factor #1which includes
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Marvel UK returns with a ‘Revolutionary War’

Starting in January some of my favorite Marvel UK characters, and some of yours I hope, return for an 8-issue limited series kicking off in Revolutionary War: Alpha #1 and your first look at that the first issue from creative team of writers Andy Lanning & Alan Cowsill and artist Richard Elson.

Long ago, Captain Britain, Dark Angel, Motormouth and the pantheon of Marvel UK Heroes believed they had defeated the shadowy Mys-Tech organization in one Earth-shattering climactic battle. But they were wrong. Mys-Tech has returned, and their presence threatens not only the world – but the entire universe!

Now, Marvel UK’s greatest heroes must band together for the first time in 20 years to stop a long forgotten enemy. But are they too late? The battle begins this January in Revolutionary War: Alpha #1 and continues one week later Revolutionary War: Dark Angel #1 and various one-shots on-sale through February and March!

Revolutionary War:
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Marvel UK's Revolutionary War event kicking off in January 2014

Writers Andy Lanning and Alan Cowsill are set to revive Marvel's UK universe next year with an eight-issue event 'Revolutionary War' which kicks off in January 2014 and is set to feature some of the Marvel UK imprint's most beloved characters; here are the solicits for the first three issues...

Revolutionary War: Alpha #1

Part 1 of “Revolutionary War”

Marvel UK’s greatest heroes come together for the first time in 20 years to face a threat that could destroy the world. Featuring Captain Britain, Pete Wisdom, Death’s Head II, Motormouth and Killpower, the Warheads and a host of British heroes.

Written by Andy Lanning and Alan Cowsill

Pencilled by Rich Elson

Cover by Mark Brooks

Revolutionary War: Dark Angel #1

Part 2 of “Revolutionary War”

When Shevaun Haldane experiences a troubling vision in Darkmoor Castle, she realizes danger may be coming for the heroes of Marvel UK. With time running out, Shevaun has no
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Comic Book Review - Chasing the Dead

Jack Morris reviews Chasing the Dead Tpb...

"A stranger has kidnapped Sue’s daughter, Lily. But he doesn’t want her money, only her suffering–and he will kill Lily if Sue doesn’t follow his every command. With detailed instructions, the faceless abductor leads Sue into a blinding snowstorm on the longest night of the year to a place she has not traveled to since childhood. The voice on the other end of her cell phone somehow knows Sue’s deepest, most chilling secret–an ominous incident from her past, buried long ago..."

Chasing the Dead is the latest horror comic offering from Idw. This Tpb brings together the four issues that were released between November 2012 and February 2013.

Written by Matthew Scott (The Witchfinder) and Tim Westland, and featuring art by Dietrich Smith (Army of Darkness), the comic itself is based on a 2007 novel of the same name written
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Daytime Emmy Nominations 2013: Ellen DeGeneres, The View & More

The nominations are in! Ellen DeGeneres, The View and General Hospital lead the pack in the 2013 Daytime Emmy nominations.

Sam Champion read the 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominations on Good Morning America on May 1, and it’s a great list! General Hospital and The Young & The Restless were some of the many shows nominated, while Ellen DeGeneres, Katie Couric and the lovely ladies of The View are some of the hosts nominated. Read on for the full list.

Daytime Emmys 2013 — Full List Of Nominations

Outstanding Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer

Rhonda Friedman, Edward J. Scott, SupervisingProducers

Ronald W. Weaver, Senior Producer

Mark Pinciotti, Coordinating Producer

Cynthia J. Popp, Colleen Bell, Casey Kasprzyk, Producers

Days of Our Lives, NBC

Ken Corday, Executive Producer

Lisa de Cazotte, Greg Meng, Co-Executive Producers

Janet Drucker, Tim Stevens, Coordinating Producers

Albert Alarr, Producer

General Hospital , ABC

Frank Valentini, Executive Producer

Mary-Kelly Weir,
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New Horror Mini-Series Chasing the Dead Coming in November from Idw

Looking for a new horror comic series to get you through the cold months of the upcoming winter season? Then look no further than Idw's newly announced four-issue Chasing the Dead, hitting stores in November.

From the Press Release:

Idw Publishing is pleased to announce an all-new horror mini-series, Chasing The Dead, written by Matthew Scott and Tim Westland, based on a novel by author Joe Schreiber (Red Harvest, Death Troopers). Coming in November, Chasing The Dead is a fast-paced, ferociously tense supernatural thriller. Artist Dietrich Smith will provide captivating interiors and cover art for the series.

“I was immediately struck by Schreiber’s ability to create amazing suspenseful situations that contained subtle elements of horror lurking in the corners. This is a zombie road trip done in a whole new way with a unique supernatural mythology and a fun twist at the end,” says Scott. “As soon as I finished the book,
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