here to read my observations and peep previews of00 earlier issues, rather than read the preview below. But hey, it's your call!
Herman Heed: The Case of the Most Valuable Video Game Ever Made (or as I like to call it, Most Valuable). It's the second book starring the preteen detective and his rascally rival Cullen Caine. It's written by Abram Valdez and Brandon May, who work for the company that contracted me to draw it. The company uses the comics as part of a computer-based educational tool (they don't print them), so working with this client means I get paid to draw well-written, multicultural comics, and help kids improve their reading skills at the same time!
Headkrack's freestyle reenactment of the night Robert Blake "allegedly" merked his wife has me DYING right now!!! comedy GOLD, son...
MF DOOM art contest and drew the cover art to the issue featuring the world's greatest rapping supervillain! Now ZEES is hard at work on a new webcomic called Mini Battle Men! MBM tells the story of three invincible warriors who helped their planet overthrow the tyrannical bureaucrats who ruled for a century, only to find themselves horribly bored. Unable to bear the burden of living in a utopia, the trio set their sites on the Earth.
a new Heroes for Hire series starring Misty Knight that has some returning characters from previous H4H series (like Misty's man the Immortal Iron Fist, and the douchebag you love to hate, Paladin), not to mention a few eyebrow-raising surprise players.
I'm not sure about Shadowland: Daughters of the Dragon. Not sure I like the artwork, or the handling of Heroes-for-hire alum Colleen Wing. But then, I haven't made up my mind about Shadowland in general. Having said that, it is intriguing enough that I keep posting the previews I'm finding on CBR, so I guess I'm kinda interested... I can say that I dig the cover by Jean-Baptiste Andreae.
Here's the Sales Pitch:
When Matt Murdock offered Colleen Wing the truth about her mother’s death, she knew there would be a price to pay. But the last thing Wing expected was to be made a lieutenant in his Shadowland in charge of the savage army of female assassins called the Nail. Just how far will Colleen go to slake the devil’s bloodlust…and what will her former allies say about her dark alliance?!
Shadowland mini-crossover going down at the so-called House of Ideas. If you haven't figured out that I ♥ Luke Cage (even as nondescript as he has become) then you might not appreciate the degree to which I was feeling the Sho Nuff moment in the preview below. So, too avoid confusion, let me just say that mess had me DYING!
Here’s the Sales Pitch:
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Klaws Of The Panther #1, from bestselling author and mastermind behind Doomwar Jonathan Maberry along with artist Gianluca Gugliotta! The Black Panther faces her deadliest foe yet when Klaw, Master of Sound, returns to enact an evil plan that will wreak havoc from the Savage Land to the streets of New York! To foil Klaw, Shuri must battle her own inexperience and blinding rage. Can the Black Panther live up to the legacy of her name? Find out in Klaws Of The Panther #1!
well, unfortunately, I was not able to use my (allegedly) close personal relationship with Jamar Nicholas to get him to leak any advance artwork from his groundbreaking new graphic adaptation of Geoff Canada's gripping memoir Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence. But the book will be in every major bookstore in the free world on Tuesday the 14th, so you can easily see for your damn self. According to those who HAVE seen this eyes-open look into ghetto culture, it's mustard
Ice Cube used to dominate my tape deck (I was late changing to ceedees...), and I rode with him hard from the NWA days all the way through his fourth solo album Lethal Injection, after which I pretty much lost interest. His albums became increasingly about regional beefing and celebrating other rappers I was totally uninterested in. I didn't really care for the G-funk sound of post-Chronic gangsta rap, either (which in my late-eighties-obsessed mind all sounded like inferior reiterations of classic EPMD), but of course Cube loved it.
By the time I found out about Ashley A. Woods' hella tight fantasy epic Millennia War, she had already let it out that she intended to collect the whole series into a trade paperback. In my scouring of the internet looking for info on the subject, I never found one negative comment about Millennia War, other than fans saying they couldn't wait for the next issue! So when I call this 224 page collection long-awaited and highly-anticipated, I know I'm not just tugging your chain. So what is Millenia War all about? peep the Sales Pitch and some preview pages below!
Okay, so it's Labor Day, which doesn't mean much if you're one of 11 million (plus) Americans out of a job, but HEY! Here's some free music from the mighty Bavu Blakes and Element7D, known collectively as World Trade!
From legendary actor Samuel L. Jackson and Emmy-nominee Eric Calderon (Afro Samurai)! The conflict between the warring factions has reached critical mass, and Mulberry wants his money! Will he survive the gang warfare? Will he get the hot chick? This is the comic finale of the year with Samuel L. Jackson’s stamp of approval, so don’t miss it! Covers by Dave Johnson and Jeffrey Spokes.