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    NCBD Gets Loose (Ends) With the Southern Bastards Team

    NCBD Jan 25th 2017

    It’s New Comic Book Day and we’re bringing you some great books from DC, Image, Marvel and Dark Horse! Remember these are just a few of the amazing books that came out This Week. Check out our other blog articles so see our thoughts on other books. Be sure to comment or share our post on Facebook or Twitter if you like our articles!

    SPOILER ALERT — We try to keep from posting spoilers, but one may sneak through to our reviews now and again. Read with caution, true believers.

    Loose Ends #1
    By: Jason Latour, Chris Brunner, Rico Renzi

    Similar to Jason Latour and Chris Brunner other series Southern Bastards, this southern based crime mini-series kicks off with intriguing characters. Although not out the gate the what’s going on, by then end of the issue it’s clear what’s happening. I enjoyed the pace of this issue. Set in a practically empty bar on a North Carolina night. Our cast is small, but you get this feeling that you’ve seen these people before and are watching it unfold.

    Only a 4 part series Jason writes in the back of the book that this story has taken him almost a decade to write. Chris Brunner shows us similar line work to Southern Bastards, but Rico Renzi’s colors pop out more in this series. As a lover of crime comics, I’m looking forward to seeing where this Southern Crime Romance goes. [Martin M. at TFAW.com]

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    Batgirl #7
    By: Hope Larson, Chris Wildgoose, Mat Lopes

    Son of Penguin Part 1 finds Barbara returning to Burnside after her trip through Asia. What she finds though is that her in the wake of her starting up Gordon Clean Energy, the neighborhood has quickly gentrified. Rent has doubled, local shops have been pushed out, and the view of the homeless situation is potentially deadly. At the center of it all, the son of Penguin, Ethan Cobblepot…who’s kinda hot.

    Hope Larson captures the new tone of the Batgirl books perfectly. She makes it feel familiar but also shows she’s not afraid to take us somewhere new. Chris Wildgoose handles the pencils and inks, and his pacing and style mix perfectly with Larson’s. Together they create an intriguing story that is not only fun but makes good social commentary on a lot of modern issues. [Mikey N. at TFAW.com]

    ONCE AGAIN, DC PROVIDES ANOTHER ISSUE THAT’S A PERFECT JUMPING ON POINT FOR NEW READERS.

    Star Wars #27
    By: Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca, Edgar Delgado, Stuart Immonen

    As teased in the previous issue, this issue is a story that Luke is reading from Obi-Wan’s journal, and not just that, but a story that Yoda told Obi-Wan that he’s now relaying. Yoda is responding to a distress call, only to discover a tribe of children with a very unique stone that is strong in the Force. Yoda, being the great Jedi teacher, is determined to help these kids solve the mystery of the mountain, and ultimately bring balance to the Force on the planet.

    Jason Aaron continues to weave a great Star Wars run. It’s clear that he not only wants to push the lore but also have fun with it at the same time. A strategy that has always been what makes Star Wars great. Salvador Larroca continues to show why he’s one of the consistently best and cleanest artists in the business, with visuals of Yoda that are so striking they almost feel like you’re watching a movie. [Mikey N. at TFAW.com]

    BE ONE WITH THE FORCE AND PICK UP THIS SERIES

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    Hellboy Winter Special 2017
    By: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Scott Allie, Paul Grist, Christopher Mitten, Sebastian Fiumara, Dave Stewart, Bill Crabtree

    Packed with 3 stores from 1891, 1961 and 1979. We see different adventures of the B.P.R.D.’s earliest cases. All in connection to winter. Our first tale “The Great Blizzard” shows us how Eddie and Jewell from Rise of the Black Flame acquired a bracelet that delivers a terrible blizzard when worn. In winter 1961, our heroes are shopping for the holidays and are interrupted by a crazed Santa. Then finally in 1979 Hellboy, Liz and Abe are searching for some missing children. Finding them proves they also found something else as well.

    Hellboy Winter Special 2017 is a good read for those who are avid Hellboy readers. I’m sure there are a ton of nods to other stories that I didn’t catch, but that’s the fun of reading these issues. [Martin M. at TFAW.com]

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    New Comic Book Day — Reviews for Spider-Woman, Hellboy Winter Special & Old Man Logan

    I’ve been looking forward to this week awhile now. With the Hellboy Winter Special and Old Man Logan #1 dropping this week, we’ve had some pretty good reading at the TFAW offices and comic book shops. We picked a few of this week’s new releases that we thought were standouts. This is the third of our seven-part series of New Comic Book Day blog articles.

    SPOILER ALERT — We try to keep as many spoilers under our hats as possible, but a nugget may sneak through to our reviews.

     	
Old Man Logan comics at TFAW.com Old Man Logan #1
    By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino

    The best description for Old Man Logan is if Marvel had a baby with Sin City. This story takes place right after the end of Marvel’s Secret Wars. With Jeff Lemire’s writing going hand in hand with Andrea Sorrentino’s art, you can definitely tell the dark tone this story gives off.

    Going through issue #1, you have just as many questions as Logan. What is happening? How is this happening? Where am I? Why did this happen?! Don’t worry true believers, your questions will be answered…on the last page. Old Man Logan is back and has found his one sole purpose in this Universe. Is it revenge? Is it Justice?! You’ll just have to read to find out! [Darcey M. at Universal TFAW]

    Hellboy Winter Special
    By: Mike Mignola, Tim Sale, Chris Roberson, Scott Allie, Chelsea Cain, Michael Avon Oeming, Michael Walsh, Dean Rankine, Dave Stewart

    I’ve been looking forward to the Hellboy Winter Special for some time now, and I’m happy to say that it does not disappoint. Tim Sale, folks. The living legend contributes the first of the four Mignolaverse vignettes contained in this issue. I fall in love with his art all over again all in a span of eight pages in Broken Vessels. Chris Roberson’s first ever Hellboy story, Wandering Souls, was incredible. I was captivated and am excited to see where he takes us in the months and years to come.

    Chelsea Cain & Michael Avon Oeming’s Mood Swings was a charming HB romp. Focusing on a young Liz Sherman and a bout of teenage attitude, this story put a huge grin on my face. Rounding out the issue was Dean Rankine’s fun Lobster Johnson short, Kung Pao Lobster. [Josh C. at TFAW.com]

    Spider-Woman #3
    By: Dennis Hopeless, Javier Rodríguez

    Spider-Woman isn’t your the typical superhero book since it features a very pregnant lead. The eight-month jump in time post-Secret Wars allows Hopeless to skip over the how’s and why’s of Jessica’s pregnancy. It creates a realistic sense of danger and drama for the characters but there’s a good bit of humor in the moms-to-be versus a horde of Skrulls.

    The art is the clincher for why I’ll come back. I loved Rodríguez’s stuff when he was on Daredevil, but he’s raised his game to another level. The splash pages depicting Spider Woman’s route through the space hospital are fantastic and brought to mind the trippy epicness of Jim Steranko with a definite splash of Kirby. The Kirby influence is especially strong on his depictions of the Skrulls.

    A great combo of art and story, drama and humor, with guest stars and on-point characterization, this book has me sold on coming back for more. [Dustin M. at Universal TFAW]

    Cry Havoc #1
    By: Simon Spurrier, Ryan Kelly

    Cry Havoc had me sold at “lesbian werewolves” and thankfully the contents didn’t disappoint. The moment I opened the comic I was blown away by the art and had a vast appreciation for the change in art direction throughout the comic. The changes really bring you into the moment and make for a very immersive world. One moment I feel like I’m reading Jem and the Holograms with heavy saturation and bold color choices before being transported into the world of The Walking Dead with a muted color palate to accompany the somber mood of the scene.

    This first issue is all about getting our story set up and developing our world. The refreshing and unique take on the supernatural is something I cannot wait to dive further into. It’s all well and good for every werewolf story to have common themes but I have a feeling these werewolves will be unlike anything we’ve seen in mainstream media. This comic has easily left an impression on me and I look forward to seeing this world and its characters develop further. [Megan W. at Universal TFAW]

    What did you think of these books? What should we review next week? Let us know below!

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    Horror Month Interview: Scott Allie Talks Abe Sapien & More

    As part of Horror Month this October, we’re interviewing the creators of comics’ best horror comics–and who better to kick things off than Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie? During his nearly 20 years at Dark Horse, he’s edited such notable horror comics as Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Criminal Macabre, and he’s currently co-writing the monthly Abe Sapien series with Mike Mignola.

    We chatted with him about transitioning from an editor to writer, and what’s coming up next for Dark Horse’s horror line!

    Abe Sapien Comics

    Our thanks to Scott Allie for taking the time to answer all of our questions! Make sure to stop by our Horror Month Sale and save 25-50% on hundreds of horror comics, toys, and more.

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    SDCC 2012 Update: Joss Whedon Panel

    SDCC 2012 Video Coverage

    Oh yeah! San Diego Comic-Con 2012 has been a blast, but we were excited beyond words to attend the Joss Whedon Dark Horse panel the other day. He talked about his plans for more Serenity/Firefly comics, his post-Avengers plans, and whether or not he’d be up for going back to TV.

    Check out the video, below. Panels in SDCC’s famed Ballroom 20 are CRA-ZY! SPOILER ALERT! Our SDCC videos are complete and uncut, so watch at your own risk!

    Buffy Season 9

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    TFAW Interviews Scott Allie: Buffy Season 9, Angel & Faith, BPRD, Star Wars

    TFAW Interviews Dark Horse’s Scott Allie!

    We couldn’t do Dark Horse Month without interviewing Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie. A Dark Horse veteran of 17 years, Allie not only edits some of DH’s most prominent titles, including Buffy Season 9, Hellboy, and B.P.R.D., but he’s been busy writing for them as well with this year’s Star Wars: Jedi – The Dark Side and B.P.R.D.: The Dead Remembered.

    Check out our video interview with him, below. SPOILER ALERT–we do leak some details about upcoming Buffy Season 9, Angel & Faith, and Star Wars comics.

    Star Wars: Jedi-The Dark Side

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    Georges Jeanty Talks Buffy Season 9 on Geek in the City

    Buffy Season 9What: Buffy Season 9 Q&A/Release Party with Georges Jeanty & Scott Allie
    Where: Hollywood TFAW: 4133 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
    When: Wednesday, September 14 from 7-10 pm.

    Our Buffy Season 9 Premiere Party with artist Georges Jeanty and editor Scott Allie is right around the corner–come to the Hollywood TFAW in Portland Wednesday, September 14 from 7-10 pm for a Q&A and signing you’ll never forget!

    Georges Jeanty isn’t just the acclaimed artist for Buffy Season 8 and 9–he’s a huge fan of Buffy, too! Check out the interview he did with Aaron Duran of Geek in the City about his experiences working with Joss Whedon, which storylines he objected to in Season 8, and what he’s looking forward to in Season 9.

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    You’ll be able to get all of your burning questions answered–the Q&A starts at 7 pm sharp! Dark Horse Comics is giving away free Buffy swag bags with purchase of Buffy Season 9 #1 (while supplies last) containing exclusive goodies usually only available at conventions. Plus, enjoy free beer from Columbia River Brewing Company (with valid ID) and complimentary food! See you there!

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    Meet Artist Georges Jeanty & Celebrate Buffy Season 9 in Portland

    Buffy Season 8 and 9 Comics

    What: Buffy Season 9 Q&A and Release Party with Georges Jeanty and Scott Allie
    Where: Hollywood TFAW: 4133 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
    When: Wednesday, September 14 from 7-10 pm.

    The events of Buffy Season 8 rocked our girl to the core, but you can’t keep a good Slayer down! Come to the our Portland TFAW store September 14 from 7-10 pm to celebrate the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 with an incredible Q&A and signing with series artist Georges Jeanty and editor Scott Allie. Plus, enjoy free beer from Columbia River Brewing Company and complimentary food!

    Do you have questions about what’s in store for Buffy Season 9 and Angel & Faith? This is the place to be! Plus, Dark Horse Comics is generously offering up swag bags when you purchase Buffy Season 9 #1 at the event (while supplies last) that include goodies usually only available at conventions, like their exclusive Buffy paper dolls!

    The Q&A starts at 7 pm sharp, so get there early to ask your question and grab your swag bag. Remember, you must be 21+ and present a valid ID before we’ll serve you beer.

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    SDCC ’11: Mike Mignola Hellboy Panel With BPRD’s Tyler Crook

    We still have more Comic-Con goodness to share! Check out the amazing Mike Mignola panel at SDCC ’11, with Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie and B.P.R.D. artist Tyler Crook! With the shocking events of Hellboy: The Fury coming to a head next week, you’ll want to hear what this crackerjack creative team has to say!

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    Horror Comics Panel at Stumptown Comics Fest

    A very talented group of editors and creators sat down and talked about the past and future of horror comics at Stumptown Comics Fest 2011, including Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie (B.P.R.D. The Dead Remembered), editor Shawna Gore, Eric Powell (The Goon), Patric Reynolds (Let Me In), Todd Herman (Cut), and Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor). Check it out below:

    Horror Comics

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    ECCC ’11: Dark Horse Comics Panel

    Big news and big guests at the Dark Horse Comics panel at this year’s ECCC! Fresh off the news that artist Guy Davis is leaving B.P.R.D., Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie discusses the future of Hellboy, and talks about upcoming The Guild comics with none other than creator/writer/actress/goddess Felicia Day! Then, Editor Shawna Gore introduces Axe Cop creators Ethan and Malachai Nicolle (while Malachai offers candy to the audience) and gives an update on Dark Horse’s horror line:

    Dark Horse Comics

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    ECCC ’11: B.P.R.D. Panel

    The entire creative team behind B.P.R.D. was on hand (perhaps for the first time ever) to answer fan questions and make an announcement on which creator will be leaving the series. It was interesting to hear how collaborative the process is between Mignola, Arcudi, Davis, Stewart, and Allie.

    Watch the video below! WARNING: SOME ADULT LANGUAGE, MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR VIEWERS UNDER 18.

    BPRD

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    Hack Slash’s Tim Seeley Comes to Portland January 4!

    Tim Seeley Signing January 4We’re kicking off the New Year with a BASH you won’t forget–a signing with Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley (The Occultist, Ant-Man & Wasp). He’ll be joined by two of his Hack/Slash Trailers Part 2 contributors, Scott Allie (Buffy Season 8, Solomon Kane) and Shane White (Fractured Fables, One Month to Live) Tuesday, January 4 at the Hollywood Things From Another World location at 4133 NE Sandy Blvd. from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

    Seeley created the cult-hit Hack/Slash series, now at Image Comics, which centers on the dynamic duo of Cassie Hack and Vlad, who hunt down “slashers”–those undead psycho killers who typically plague summer camps and lusty teenagers. He also wrote Dark Horse Comics’ The Occultist, based on a story by Dark Horse President Mike Richardson. Seeley is also currently writing and providing pencils for Marvel Comics’ Ant Man & Wasp miniseries.

    To pay his artists for past work, Seeley recently put together the Hack/Slash Trailers Part 2 one-shot–an anthology featuring 13 short stories, including one from Dark Horse Comics Senior Managing Editor and writer Scott Allie, and another from Seattle-based writer/artist extraordinaire Shane White.

    “We couldn’t be happier to start the year 2011 with such an amazing signing,” said Things From Another World Senior Director of Retail Operations Andrew McIntire. “Not only are these guys phenomenally talented, but they’re a lot of fun to hang out with.”

    Besides the excellent company, this signing will feature free food from Clean Plate Catering and complimentary beer with valid ID (no exceptions). See you there for a fantastic start to the New Year–RSVP at the Facebook event!

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