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Misc. News! 8/18/10

Scott_Snyder and Francesco Francavilla Take a Ride Along with Commissioner Gordon for a Detective Comics Co-Feature

I am very excited to announce that I will be part of the new creative team of one of DC Comics' flagship title DETECTIVE COMICS along with writer Scott Snyder and feature artist Jock.
You can read all about it at the following links. Can't wait to get started on this :)

DC Universe: The Source

Comics Alliance

iFanboy

Major Spoilers

The Weekly Crisis

Here in Duckburg

The new arc kick off with DETECTIVE COMICS #781 on sale in November!

 

Who Will Be The New Man Without Fear?
Shadowland brings a major change to the Marvel Universe!

Check out this series of 5 promos/posters I did for MARVEL's campaign Who Will Be The New Man Without Fear? featuring 5 possible candidates to keep an eye on Hell's Kitchen after the end of SHADOWLAND: NOVA, FALCON, BLACK PANTHER, GAMBIT, KRAVEN.
You can see the posters on MARVEL website or on my Official Sketchblog
 

Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Limited Edition
From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man
Written by Stan Lee and Dynamic Forces, Inc.
Wraparound cover by Francesco Francavilla

Hardcover, 224 pages
Price: $75.00

ISBN: 978-0-8230-0085-2 (0-8230-0085-0)
(Available November 16, 2010)

"The PULPSTER" 2010
Cover art by H.C. Murphy Jr.
Edited by Tony Davis

Pulp Magazine released in occasion of the annual PULP FEST.
I was invited to illsutrate an article written by William Lampkin about a forgotten DOC SAVAGE movie pitch.

Great magazine all around for pulp afecionados.
Magazine format, 44 pages, B/W

 



 

 




 

 


 


 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 







Comics News! 8/18/10

NOW ON SALE!

GARRISON #5 (of 6)
Written by Jeff Mariotte
Art by Francesco Francavilla
colors by tbd
Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The fan-favorite writer of Angel, Jeff Mariotte, and the sensational artist on Zorro, Francesco Francavilla, bring their unique flavor to WildStorm!
Garrison finally gets answers to questions about his shadowy origins – answers that raise even more questions. Whether he'll live to put those answers to use is, of course, anybody's guess.

32 pages, color, $2.99
DC Wildstorm
JUN10 0251

GARRISON #4 (of 6)
Written by Jeff Mariotte
Art by Francesco Francavilla
colors by tbd
Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The fan-favorite writer of Angel, Jeff Mariotte, and the sensational artist on Zorro, Francesco Francavilla, bring their unique flavor to WildStorm!
Garrison goes “home” but doesn’t stay long before being swept up in a fight that just might be the coolest sewer battle ever seen in comics history! Hold on to your boots for another over-the-top extravaganza of pure mayhem that ends with Garrison in his toughest spot ever. And Jillian? Pretty much doomed…

32 pages, color, $2.99
DC Wildstorm
MAY10 0249


AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

DETECTIVE COMICS  #781
Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Jock & Francesco Francavilla
colors by David Baron & Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Jock

Up-and-coming writer Scott Snyder (AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and acclaimed artist Jock (THE LOSERS) make their debut as the new ONGOING creative team of DETECTIVE COMICS!
In “The Black Mirror” part 1 of 3, a series of brutal murders pushes Batman’s detective skills to the limit and forces him to confront one of Gotham City’s oldest evils.
Plus, in the start of a COMMISSIONER GORDON second feature also written by Scott Snyder, when a figure from the past returns to Gotham, Jim Gordon must face some of his darkest demons. Featuring art by Francesco Francavilla (GARRISON).
On sale NOVEMBER 24 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 USe!

40 pages, color, $3.99
DC Comics
SEP10 tbd


GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE VOL. 1: THE STING OF JUSTICE TPB

Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Aaron Campbell
colors by Francesco Francavilla
Covers by Alex Ross

Dynamite presents the original tales of comics’ most iconic hero! And Matt
Wagner,
one of the most creative creators in comics, takes the reins, bringing the characters to their basic roots. Joining Wagner is artist Aaron (Sherlock Holmes) Campbell, whose stunning recreation of the industrial world of 30s Chicago is sure to wow fans across the globe.
Reprinting issues #1-6, along with a complete cover gallery.
Campbell brings an illustrative reality to the comic ... but it’s really Francavilla's colors that provide the visual punch.” -- CBR

Written by Eisner-award winner Matt Wagner, illustrated by Aaron Campbell, colored by Francesco Francavilla, and featuring cover by Alex Ross!

144+ pages, color, $19.99
Dynamite Entertainment
AUG10 0930
 

GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #8
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Aaron Campbell
colors by Francesco Francavilla
Covers by Matt Wagner, Francesco Francavilla
“Black, White & Green” retailer incentive cover by MATT WAGNER

Continuing to dog the operations of Skid Caruso leads the Green Hornet and Kato to the bloody aftermath of a mob execution. Our heroes soon find themselves cornered at the scene of the crime by the police, leading to a daring rooftop confrontation. Meanwhile, flashbacks to Britt and Kato’s past reveal the creation of the Hornet’s underground hideaway in the very heart of 1938 Chicago and a highly unusual request that the Hornet makes of his operations technician. Will the Hornet and Kato succeed in discovering the secret vault that houses the sum of Caruso’s ill-gotten treasure?

Written by Eisner-award winner Matt Wagner, illustrated by Aaron Campbell, and featuring covers by Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
SEP10 tbd



KATO: ORIGINS #7 - The Hellfire Club

Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Colton WOrley
colors by TBD
Covers by Francesco Francavilla, Colton Worley

Get the first chapter of an all-new story arc! Kato travels to New York, and the infamous Hellfire Club, to sniff out a story for the Sentinel. Kato goes undercover as a Siamese prince to unearth an illegal business collusion from some of the East Coast's richest families. But when a prominent businessman is murdered in a closed room, everyone becomes a suspect. This looks like a job for a ninja crime fighter!

From writer Jai Nitz, artist Colton (THE COMPLETE DRACULA) Worley and cover artists Worley and Francesco (ZORRO) Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
SEP10 tbd


 

GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #7
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Aaron Campbell
colors by Francesco Francavilla
Covers by Matt Wagner, Francesco Francavilla
“Black, White & Green” retailer incentive cover by MATT WAGNER

Act two of the first year of the original team of crime-fighters begins! Writer Matt Wagner weaves a tale of action and adventure unlike anything else seen on the comic racks! Add in the exquisite art of Aaron Campbell and Francesco Francavilla, and you have the perfect companion to the modern day adventures of the Green Hornet from Kevin Smith!
Retailers, check order form for ordering incentives.

Written by Eisner-award winner Matt Wagner, illustrated by Aaron Campbell, and featuring covers by Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
AUG10 0928



KATO: ORIGINS #6

Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Colton WOrley
colors by TBD
Covers by Francesco Francavilla, Colton Worley

From the pages of GREEN HORNET: YEAR ONE comes the solo adventures of KATO! In this stand-alone issue, Kato comes face to face with honor among thieves in the Chicago underworld. The Green Hornet is seen as a master criminal to the general population and crooks alike. Who do the criminals turn to when they become the victim of a crime? Kato finds out in a tale of Chicago jazz and drugs. Perfect jumping on point for new readers!

From writer Jai Nitz, artist Colton (THE COMPLETE DRACULA) Worley and cover artists Worley and Francesco (ZORRO) Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
AUG10 0935


OUTLAW TERRITORY VOL.2
GN
story & art RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, PAUL AZACETA, MARC BERNARDIN, WERTHER DELL’EDERA, JOSHUA DYSART, TOM FOWLER, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, ADAM FREEMAN, STUART IMMONEN, ROBERT KIRKMAN, ANDY KUHN, JEFF LEMIRE, JOSHUA ORTEGA, GREG PAK, SEAN PHILLIPS, DUSTIN WEAVER, LEN WEIN, JOHN WHALEN, MICHAEL WOODS and MORE!
cover NIC KLEIN
editor MICHAEL WOODS

The critically acclaimed western anthology returns with an even bigger line-up than before!
OUTLAW TERRITORY continues to bring together some of the best and brightest creators in comics as they weave their own brand of tales about the old west. From more somber to action-packed to gut-wrenching character plays, this book has a little something for everybody.
Come back with us as we explore more of the dark and gritty history of America we call the Wild West.

Retailer warning: may not be suitable for all ages

240 pages, b/w, $19.99
IMAGE Comics
AUG10 0457


 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

Convention & Misc. News! 7/18/10

BALTIMORE COMIC CON 2010 (Baltimore, MD)
August 28 and 29, 2010 - 1710B

The Baltimore Comic-Con guys were kind enough to invite me as a guest for the 2010 edition of the show. I am really looking forward to it since I heard so many good things about it in the last few years, plus I never been to Baltimore so that will be a chance to visit that lovely city :)

This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 28-29, 2010 @ Baltimore Convention Center. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 28th.

I am looking forward to meet you all and hang out again with old friends like Matt Wagner, Michael Golden, Tim Sale, Chris Roberson, Steve Niles, and many more (check their incredible list of guests!!) . As for Heroes Con, to make it easier to spot me on the convention floor, I will also have my two big banners with the giant King Skull  and the Queen of Heart.

As always, I will have plenty of sketchbooks and prints and, of course, plenty of ink and Strathmore bristol boards for your requested sketches :)

Check this page (and the side bar) for more details on my location in Artist Alley when we get closer to the Convention dates.

The Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(SHARP STREET ENTRANCE)
 

"The Scientist" July 2010

One of my "Mad Doctors" illustrations has been featured in the current issue of THE SCIENTIST (July issue, now on the shelves) to illustrate an article about Synthetic Cells.
Check it out if you have chance.
 

 



 

 

 



 




 

 

 


 


 

 






 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 


Comics News! 7/18/10

NOW ON SALE!

GARRISON #3 (of 6)
Written by Jeff Mariotte
Art by Francesco Francavilla
colors by tbd
Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The fan-favorite writer of Angel, Jeff Mariotte, and the sensational artist on Zorro, Francesco Francavilla, bring their unique flavor to WildStorm!

Brace yourself for explosions, chases, brawls and more! The all-out action continues as Garrison battles dozens of oddly familiar foes and learns more about his real identity and background. And Jillian Bracewell's troubles mount as she discovers just how cutthroat the spy business can be.

32 pages, color, $2.99
DC Wildstorm
APR10 0255


GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #4

Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Aaron Campbell
colors by Francesco Francavilla
Covers by John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla

The origin of the original team of crime-fighters continues! Set in the golden age of comics and history, writer Matt Wagner weaves a tale of action and adventure unlike anything else seen on the comic racks! Add in the exquisite art of Aaron Campbell and Francesco Francavilla, and you have the perfect companion to the modern day adventures of the Green Hornet from Kevin Smith and Dynamite!

Our tale is split across time, following both Britt and Kato developing into the men they would become and the adventures they formed together as the Green Hornet and Kato! 'Wagner takes the reins of the first Green Hornet, Britt Reid, and sets the story in the halcyon days of the 1930s, when the Green Hornet radio program first aired. I love the period piece he's working with because it's such a big difference from the Green Hornet Kevin Smith is currently writing.' -BlogCritics.com

Featuring two covers: one from John Cassaday and the other from Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
MAY10 0932


K
ATO: ORIGINS #3
Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Colton WOrley
colors by TBD
Covers by Francesco Francavilla, Colton Worley

Look out! Exploding from the pages of Matt Wagner's Green Hornet: Year One, here comes Kato! It's pure action, drama, mystery and more around every corner as Dynamite continues their debut of the all-new Kato series, "Way of the Ninja!"

Kato is on his own as he tracks down a murderer and finds himself caught among the intrigue and danger of wartime America and the Japanese and Nazi are on the mainland! Now, in addition to the murderer he's trailing, Kato is onto bigger game - spies and saboteurs!

From writer Jai Nitz, artist Colton (THE COMPLETE DRACULA) Worley and cover artists Worley and Francesco (ZORRO) Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
MAY10 0936


AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

GARRISON #6 (of 6)
Written by Jeff Mariotte
Art by Francesco Francavilla
colors by tbd
Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The fan-favorite writer of Angel, Jeff Mariotte, and the sensational artist on Zorro, Francesco Francavilla, bring their unique flavor to WildStorm!

This is it! The slam-bang conclusion to the action epic of the year! Garrison and Jillian are trapped in a small town, and after they're finished with it, it will never be the same! Neither will the hundreds of soldiers out to get Garrison. And neither will Garrison himself – if he can even survive!

32 pages, color, $2.99
DC Wildstorm
J
UL10 0229


GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #6

Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Aaron Campbell
colors by Francesco Francavilla
Covers by John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla

The first story in the origin of the original team of crime-fighters concludes!
Set in the golden age of comics and history, writer Matt Wagner weaves a tale of action and adventure unlike anything else seen on the comic racks! Add in the exquisite art of Aaron Campbell and Francesco Francavilla, and you have the perfect companion to the modern day adventures of the Green Hornet from Kevin Smith and Dynamite! Our tale is split across time, following both Britt and Kato developing into the men they would become and the adventures they formed together as the Green Hornet and Kato!

Written by Eisner-award winner Matt Wagner, illustrated by Aaron Campbell, colored by Francesco Francavilla and featuring covers by John Cassaday and Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
JUL10 0920



KATO: ORIGINS #5

Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Colton WOrley
colors by TBD
Covers by Francesco Francavilla, Colton Worley

Look out! Exploding from the pages of Matt Wagner's Green Hornet: Year One, here comes Kato! It's pure action, drama, mystery and more around every corner as Dynamite continues their debut of the all-new Kato series, "Way of the Ninja!"

Kato catches up to the mystery cargo and Japanese spies in California. Will Kato choose his Japanese heritage over his status as the Green Hornet's manservant? Can Kato stop a plot to help the Axis powers? Can Kato defeat spies, save the day, and overcome racism in America? More importantly, can Kato find love and finally solve the murder that started the adventure?

From writer Jai Nitz, artist Colton (THE COMPLETE DRACULA) Worley and cover artists Worley and Francesco (ZORRO) Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
JUL10 0929
 

THE BROADCAST GN
Written by Eric Hobbs
Art by Noel Tuazon
Cover by Francesco Francavilla

A rural Indiana town loses power halfway through Orson Welles’ WAR OF THE WORLDS broadcast having never learned the infamous radio play is a hoax. Now, fearing the worst is upon them, four diverse families band together in an effort to make it through the night. But tensions build as differences surface, and it isn’t long before everyone involved begins to realize they have as much to fear from each other as they do the “alien invasion” heading their way.

180 pages, b/w, $13.99
NBM Publishing
JUN10 1062


 




 

 

 

 

 

 

Convention & Misc. News! 6/1/10

HEROES CON 2010
(Charlotte, NC)
March 13 and 14, 2010 - Artist Alley A-02

As every year, I will be attending HEROES CON in Charlotte this coming week. It's no secret that I rate Heroes Con (and Shelton Drum, Dustin Harbin, and all the wonderful folks involved) one of the best show of the year so I am definitely looking forward to it.

And I am definitley looking forward to meet you all. To make it easier, in addition to let you know I will be sitting in Artist Alley table 303 (among good and talented friends Chris Samnee, Brian Hurtt, and Steve Epting), I also made two big banners that will help (hopefully) you to spot me also from far away :)
Look for a giant floating skull with crown and tentacles and a Queen of Heart (a heart with crown, many eyes, and tentacles ;))

As always, I will have plenty of sketchbooks and prints and the very last few copies of my Black Beetle ashcan. And, of course, plenty of ink and Strathmore bristol boards for your requested sketches :)

See you there in a very few days :)

And speaking of Charlotte, the city has now the very first NASCAR museum of the United States of America, so I think it's kinda fitting that I let you know about this book I was asked to do a cover for last year (and that is finally out and available for purchase).

"Super Stock Rookie" by Will Weaver

Trace Bonham has just scored an amazing ride—a brand-new, corporate-sponsored Super Stock. The sleek, custom-built machine runs like a dream. He’s set up with a professional crew, a top-of-the-line car hauler, and a great big paycheck; it all feels too good to be true. Of course, there’s a price for everything. Trace has to turn over the car he started in, his dad’s Street Stock Chevy, to another driver. He’s also no longer welcome at his hometown speedway—or by the girl he adores who runs it—since his new team made it all too clear they think it’s a hayseed operation. So what? There are bigger and better speedways, and more girls, in Trace’s future. But can he handle the speed of success?

"The novel is likely to appeal to youngsters who normally shy away from fiction.”—School Library Journal

“Weaver draws from his auto-racing experience to continue Trace’s story from Saturday Night Dirt (2008) and to bring to life the small-town, dirt-track racing world. Racing action, sharp dialogue and solid characterization make this a good bet for young sports fans.”—Kirkus Reviews

“There is no doubt that Weaver knows his way around stock cars, and he puts the reader in the middle of the action.”—VOYA

“Weaver offers outstanding descriptions of the races, putting readers in the center of the action.”—Booklist

Square Fish, April 2010
Grade Range: 7 and up, Age Range: 12 and up
ISBN: 978-0-312-60869-9, ISBN10: 0-312-60869-1,
Young Adult Fiction, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches, 224 pages,
Trade Paperback $8.99

 

 



 

 

 

 






 


 

 







 

 


 

 

Comics News! 6/01/10

NOW ON SALE!

GARRISON #2 (of 6)
Written by Jeff Mariotte
Art by Francesco Francavilla
colors by tbd
Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The fan-favorite writer of Angel, Jeff Mariotte, and the sensational artist on Zorro, Francesco Francavilla, bring their unique flavor to WildStorm!
The mystery surrounding Garrison's identity intensifies as clues only raise more – and scarier – questions and set two intelligence agents at each other's throats.
Did we mention LOTS of action, and a shocker of an ending?

32 pages, color, $2.99
DC Wildstorm
APR10 02
55


GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #3

Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Aaron Campbell
colors by Francesco Francavilla
Covers by John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla

The Golden Age adventures of the fabulous Green Hornet continue!

Told partially in their present day as well as filling in the story detailing the meeting of the Hornet and Kato, these new adventures are classics in the making! Eisner Award-winning writer Matt Wagner defines The Green Hornet's first days!

Featuring two covers: one from John Cassaday and the other from Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
APR10
0879

 

KATO: ORIGINS #2
Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Colton WOrley
colors by TBD
Covers by Francesco Francavilla, Colton Worley

Look out! Exploding from the pages of Matt Wagner's Green Hornet: Year One, here comes Kato! It's pure action, drama, mystery and more around every corner as Dynamite continues their debut of the all-new Kato series, "Way of the Ninja!"

Dynamite debuts an all-new Kato series, set during the earliest adventures of the Green Hornet and his faithful sidekick! Kato is on the case as he tracks a murderer and unfolds a mystery that centers around him and his previous life! Ask your local retailer for the incredible line-up of incentive covers to complete your collection!

From writer Jai Nitz, artist Colton (THE COMPLETE DRACULA) Worley and cover artists Worley and Francesco (ZORRO) Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
APR10
08
76


AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

GARRISON #5 (of 6)
Written by Jeff Mariotte
Art by Francesco Francavilla
colors by tbd
Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The fan-favorite writer of Angel, Jeff Mariotte, and the sensational artist on Zorro, Francesco Francavilla, bring their unique flavor to WildStorm!

Garrison finally gets answers to questions about his shadowy origins – answers that raise even more questions. Whether he'll live to put those answers to use is, of course, anybody's guess.

32 pages, color, $2.99
DC Wildstorm
JUN10 0251


GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #5

Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Aaron Campbell
colors by Francesco Francavilla
Covers by John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla

The penultimate issue to the first story arc is here!
Delve deeper into the origin of the original Green hornet as Britt Reed returns home in the aftermath of his father's death and inherits not only the Daily Sentinal and his dad's fortune, but also his thirst for justice. In the mist of this upheaval in his life, the seeds for his secret crusade as The Green Hornet are sown! Meanwhile in "present day," The Hornet and Kato continue to sting the criminal operation of mob-boss "Skid" Caruso, who's still running illegal booze, even AFTER the repeal of Prohibition.

Written by Eisner-award winner Matt Wagner, illustrated by Aaron Campbell, colored by Francesco Francavilla and featuring covers by John Cassaday and Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
MAY10 0932

 


KATO: ORIGINS #4

Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Colton WOrley
colors by TBD
Covers by Francesco Francavilla, Colton Worley

Look out! Exploding from the pages of Matt Wagner's Green Hornet: Year One, here comes Kato! It's pure action, drama, mystery and more around every corner as Dynamite continues their debut of the all-new Kato series, "Way of the Ninja!"

Kato tracks the Japanese spies and their secret cargo to San Francisco. There Kato finds Chinatown has been turned upside down and even American Japanese have been moved to internment camps. Kato has to choose between stopping the secret cargo from making it off shore and into enemy hands, or finding the men who know about his hidden past. Either way, expect a fight!

From writer Jai Nitz, artist Colton (THE COMPLETE DRACULA) Worley and cover artists Worley and Francesco (ZORRO) Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
MAY10 0936


 



 


GARRISON #1
Now ON Sale


GARRISON #2
On Sale on May 26







 




 


 

Comics News! 5/14/10

GARRISON #1 IS A HIT!

Reviews of issue 1 are coming in and all seem to agree: GARRISON #1 is a great setup issue for this action/thriller that will unfolds in the its 6 issue run.

Following are some of the reviews (and links to full reviews) and make sure to pick up GARRISON#2 later this month: things will get hotter and hotter!

"the premise is interesting enough to be this week's Issue Number One." -
TechLand (TIME magazine)
http://techland.com/2010/04/27/comics-on-our-pull-list-42810/

"Francavilla's art is perfect for this book... it excels in setting the mood and telling the story, proving that the artist truly understands the comics medium." -
The Outhousers
http://www.theouthousers.com/content/view/7857/228/

"An excellent opening to a mystery by Mariotte and beautiful sequential art by Francavilla" -
iFanboy
http://www.ifanboy.com/reviews/hakaider/dc_comics/garrison/1_(of_6)

"So far, so good - a perfectly fun first issue" -
Living Between Wedsnesdays
http://livingbetweenwednesdays.com/?p=3532

"Mariotte does a good job of setting up our title character as a man of mystery." -
The Comic Addiction
http://www.thecomicaddiction.com/reviews/2010/4/29/friday-morning-quick-fix-reviews-week-of-april-28-2010.html

"GARRISON #1 is a hit!" -
Evolution Comics
http://evolutioncomicsgroup.blogspot.com/2010/05/gregs-comic-reviews-week-ot-april-28.html 

"definitely intrigued, and will be picking up next month's issue" -
Things I Like
http://thingsilike08.blogspot.com/2010/05/garrison-1.html 

"Tough guy character and an unraveling mystery. This may be a nice surprise for someone looking for something different." -
Viva Hate
http://bedsitter23.livejournal.com/685735.html

 



 

 

 

 

 





 


 

 



 




 

 

 




 






 

 

Comics News! 5/14/10

NOW ON SALE!

GARRISON #1 (of 6)
Written by Jeff Mariotte
Art by Francesco Francavilla
colors by tbd
Cover by Francesco Francavilla

Garrison may very well be the world's most dangerous man. In a near future where everyone's under surveillance, though, nobody knows anything about him – and federal agent Jillian Bracewell's investigation into his identity could get her killed.

Writer Jeff Mariotte (Angel, DESPERADOES) returns to WildStorm with this 6-issue action/adventure miniseries spectacularly illustrated by Francesco Francavilla (Zorro)!

32 pages, color, $2.99
DC Wildstorm
FEB10 0234


GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #2

Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Aaron Campbell
colors by Francesco Francavilla
Covers by John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla

The earliest days of the original Green Hornet and his faithful sidekick Kato continue under the masterful hand of writer Matt Wagner and artist Aaron Campbell!

Follow the two as they move into the pages of history and form the ultimate crime-fighting duo!

Featuring two covers: one from John Cassaday and the other from Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
MAR10 0862
 

KATO: ORIGINS #1
Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Colton WOrley
colors by TBD
Covers by Francesco Francavilla, Colton Worley

TheDynamite debuts an all-new Kato series, set during the earliest adventures of the Green Hornet and his faithful sidekick!

Early 1942, just months after Pearl Harbor, a police detective knocks on Britt Reid's door. He's looking for Kato. There's been a murder in the small Korean section of town. They want Kato's help with the locals. They find a murder crime scene and their detective instincts kick in. They piece together the crime until they find a single Japanese character written in blood. It reads "coward".

So begins the Dynamite tale, from writer Jai Nitz, artist Colton (THE COMPLETE DRACULA) Worley and cover artists Worley and Francesco (ZORRO) Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
MAR10 0853


AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

GARRISON #4 (of 6)
Written by Jeff Mariotte
Art by Francesco Francavilla
colors by tbd
Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The fan-favorite writer of Angel, Jeff Mariotte, and the sensational artist on Zorro, Francesco Francavilla, bring their unique flavor to WildStorm!

Garrison goes “home” but doesn’t stay long before being swept up in a fight that just might be the coolest sewer battle ever seen in comics history! Hold on to your boots for another over-the-top extravaganza of pure mayhem that ends with Garrison in his toughest spot ever. And Jillian? Pretty much doomed…

32 pages, color, $2.99
DC Wildstorm
MAY10 0249


GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #4

Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Aaron Campbell
colors by Francesco Francavilla
Covers by John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla

The origin of the original team of crime-fighters continues! Set in the golden age of comics and history, writer Matt Wagner weaves a tale of action and adventure unlike anything else seen on the comic racks! Add in the exquisite art of Aaron Campbell and Francesco Francavilla, and you have the perfect companion to the modern day adventures of the Green Hornet from Kevin Smith and Dynamite!

Our tale is split across time, following both Britt and Kato developing into the men they would become and the adventures they formed together as the Green Hornet and Kato! 'Wagner takes the reins of the first Green Hornet, Britt Reid, and sets the story in the halcyon days of the 1930s, when the Green Hornet radio program first aired. I love the period piece he's working with because it's such a big difference from the Green Hornet Kevin Smith is currently writing.' -BlogCritics.com

Featuring two covers: one from John Cassaday and the other from Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
MAY10 0932



KATO: ORIGINS #3

Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Colton WOrley
colors by TBD
Covers by Francesco Francavilla, Colton Worley

Look out! Exploding from the pages of Matt Wagner's Green Hornet: Year One, here comes Kato! It's pure action, drama, mystery and more around every corner as Dynamite continues their debut of the all-new Kato series, "Way of the Ninja!"

Kato is on his own as he tracks down a murderer and finds himself caught among the intrigue and danger of wartime America and the Japanese and Nazi are on the mainland! Now, in addition to the murderer he's trailing, Kato is onto bigger game - spies and saboteurs!

From writer Jai Nitz, artist Colton (THE COMPLETE DRACULA) Worley and cover artists Worley and Francesco (ZORRO) Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
MAY10 0936


GARTH ENNIS - NESSUNA PIETA' AGLI EROI

Edizioni XII annuncia l'uscita a maggio 2010 del nuovo saggio della collana China & Grafite: Garth Ennis - Nessuna pietà agli eroi, dedicato al prolifico e iconoclasta sceneggiatore irlandese.
Ennis è responsabile di capolavori come Preacher e i cicli narrativi di The Punisher e Hellblazer, oltre che delle più controverse prove sui principali personaggi dell'universo Marvel e DC (da Fury a Batman, da Ghost Rider alla JLA), senza dimenticare le celebri war stories e i divertissment come The Pro, e Just a Pilgrim.

Il saggio, a cura di Valentino Sergi e con prefazione di Davide Barzi, si propone di analizzare da diversi punti di vista le più significative opere edite e inedite dell'autore, con la collaborazione di nomi noti della critica e dell'editoria: Cristiana Astori, Ivan Baio, Alessandro Bottero, Sergio Calvaruso, Simone Corà, Marcello Durante, Max Favatano, Davide Morando, Giuseppe Palmentieri, Paolo Parachini, Antonio Rubinetti, Elvezio Sciallis e Luigi Siviero.

Non mancherà un nutrito apparato iconografico, per svelare i meccanismi alla base del lavoro di Ennis con i suoi collaboratori e il legame con il mondo del cinema e dei videogame, nonché una gallery curata da smoky man con le interpretazioni dei suoi più celebri personaggi da parte di talenti italiani del fumetto come Vincenzo Acunzo, Francesco Biagini, Mirko Benotto, Giancarlo Caracuzzo, Massimo Dall'Oglio, Dany & Dany, Werther Dell'Edera, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Luca Enoch, Francesco Francavilla, Alberto Lingua, Gianluca Maconi, Alberto Pagliaro, Armando Rossi e Claudio Stassi.

350 pages, color, Euro 14,90
Edizioni XII


 



 




 






 

 








 


Comics News! 3/26/10

NOW ON SALE!

GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #1
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Aaron Campbell
colors by Francesco Francavilla
Covers by Matt Wagner, John Cassaday, Alex Ross, Stephen Segovia

The Green Hornet expansion continues as Dynamite presents the original tales of comics most iconic hero! And Matt Wagner, one of the most creative creators in comics takes the reins, bringing the characters to their basic roots a la All-Star Superman, and Matt Wagner is the man to do it!

Rooted in the pulp tradition, the original tales of Britt Reid, and Kato being here! Joining Wagner is artist Aaron "Sherlock Holmes" Campbell, whose stunning recreation of the industrial world of 30s Chicago is sure to wow fans across the globe! Plus, covers by Wagner, Ross, Cassaday and Segovia!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
FEB10 0809


AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

GARRISON #3 (of 6)
Written by Jeff Mariotte
Art by Francesco Francavilla
colors by tbd
Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The fan-favorite writer of Angel, Jeff Mariotte, and the sensational artist on Zorro, Francesco Francavilla, bring their unique flavor to WildStorm!

Brace yourself for explosions, chases, brawls and more! The all-out action continues as Garrison battles dozens of oddly familiar foes and learns more about his real identity and background. And Jillian Bracewell's troubles mount as she discovers just how cutthroat the spy business can be.

32 pages, color, $2.99
DC Wildstorm
APR10 0255


GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #3

Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Aaron Campbell
colors by Francesco Francavilla
Covers by John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla

The Golden Age adventures of the fabulous Green Hornet continue!

Told partially in their present day as well as filling in the story detailing the meeting of the Hornet and Kato, these new adventures are classics in the making! Eisner Award-winning writer Matt Wagner defines The Green Hornet's first days!

Featuring two covers: one from John Cassaday and the other from Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
APR10
0879

 

KATO: ORIGINS #2
Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Colton WOrley
colors by TBD
Covers by Francesco Francavilla, Colton Worley

Look out! Exploding from the pages of Matt Wagner's Green Hornet: Year One, here comes Kato! It's pure action, drama, mystery and more around every corner as Dynamite continues their debut of the all-new Kato series, "Way of the Ninja!"

Dynamite debuts an all-new Kato series, set during the earliest adventures of the Green Hornet and his faithful sidekick! Kato is on the case as he tracks a murderer and unfolds a mystery that centers around him and his previous life! Ask your local retailer for the incredible line-up of incentive covers to complete your collection!

From writer Jai Nitz, artist Colton (THE COMPLETE DRACULA) Worley and cover artists Worley and Francesco (ZORRO) Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
APR10
08
76


ZORRO
Vol.2 - CLASHING BLADES TPB
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Cesar Razek
colors by Salvatore Aiala
Covers by Matt Wagner & Francesco Francavilla

The second thrilling story arc starring Zorro is here, collected for the very first time! Featuring the critically-acclaimed storytelling of the legendary Matt Wagner, joined for this arc by artist Cezar Rezak!

Love is in bloom for our hero as he continues his one-man war against all of the oppression and tyranny in the land! But, will a fiendish plot to bring down the Fox and his lady love succeed in stopping his quest before he finds success?

Reprinting issues 9-14, along with a complete gallery featuring the covers of Matt Wagner, Ryan Sook and Francesco Francavilla.
Nominated for TWO 2009 Eisner Awards: Best Writer & Best Cover Artist!

152 pages, color, $19.99
Dynamite Entertainment
APR10 0
915


 




 

 

Convention & Misc. News! 3/5/10

EMERALD CITY COMICON 2010
(Seattle, WA)

I will be attending the EMERALD CITY COMICON next week, sitting in Artist Alley at the table A-02. It's my first time at this convention (I heard so many good things about it so I am really looking forward to it.

It's my first time in Seattle as well, so I will try also to enjoy the city and the surroundings as much as I can.

If you are attending the show, please feel free to stop by my table: will definitely have some BB ashcans and several prints and my trusted drawing pads for anyone looking to snag a convention sketch or two :)

March 13 and 14, 2010 - Artist Alley A-02

 



 






 






 


 






 

Comics News! 3/5/10

NOW ON SALE!

ZORRO #20  
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Matt Wagner (75%) - John K. Snyder III (25%)

Zorro continues to wage war and chaos against the bullying oppressors of California, but those in command have had enough of the rogue and plot desperately to destroy him and his crusade once and for all!
Featuring two covers, one from writer Matt Wagner and the other from John K. Snyder III.

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
NOV09 0
733


AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

GARRISON #2 (of 6)
Written by Jeff Mariotte
Art by Francesco Francavilla
colors by tbd
Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The fan-favorite writer of Angel, Jeff Mariotte, and the sensational artist on Zorro, Francesco Francavilla, bring their unique flavor to WildStorm!
The mystery surrounding Garrison's identity intensifies as clues only raise more – and scarier – questions and set two intelligence agents at each other's throats.
Did we mention LOTS of action, and a shocker of an ending?

32 pages, color, $2.99
DC Wildstorm
APR10 02
55


GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #2

Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Aaron Campbell
colors by Francesco Francavilla
Covers by John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla

The earliest days of the original Green Hornet and his faithful sidekick Kato continue under the masterful hand of writer Matt Wagner and artist Aaron Campbell!

Follow the two as they move into the pages of history and form the ultimate crime-fighting duo!

Featuring two covers: one from John Cassaday and the other from Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
MAR10 0862
 

KATO: ORIGINS #1
Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Colton WOrley
colors by TBD
Covers by Francesco Francavilla, Colton Worley

TheDynamite debuts an all-new Kato series, set during the earliest adventures of the Green Hornet and his faithful sidekick!

Early 1942, just months after Pearl Harbor, a police detective knocks on Britt Reid's door. He's looking for Kato. There's been a murder in the small Korean section of town. They want Kato's help with the locals. They find a murder crime scene and their detective instincts kick in. They piece together the crime until they find a single Japanese character written in blood. It reads "coward".

So begins the Dynamite tale, from writer Jai Nitz, artist Colton (THE COMPLETE DRACULA) Worley and cover artists Worley and Francesco (ZORRO) Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
MAR10 0853


 



 










 







 



 

Comics News! 2/17/10

NOW ON SALE!

ZORRO #19  
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Matt Wagner (75%) - Francesco Francavilla (25%)

As his legend across the land grows, Zorro continues to draw unwanted attention from the powers-that-be as they wage war on the Fox!

Wagner - and artist Francesco Francavilla --tells the tales of Zorro from a different perspective each issue in this stunning arc that unravels the mystery of the masked vigilante!

Featuring two covers, one from writer Matt Wagner and the other from Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
OCT09 0848



AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

GARRISON #1 (of 6)
Written by Jeff Mariotte
Art by Francesco Francavilla
colors by tbd
Cover by Francesco Francavilla

Garrison may very well be the world's most dangerous man. In a near future where everyone's under surveillance, though, nobody knows anything about him – and federal agent Jillian Bracewell's investigation into his identity could get her killed.

Writer Jeff Mariotte (Angel, DESPERADOES) returns to WildStorm with this 6-issue action/adventure miniseries spectacularly illustrated by Francesco Francavilla (Zorro)!

32 pages, color, $2.99
DC Wildstorm
FEB10 0234


GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #1
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Aaron Campbell
colors by Francesco Francavilla
Covers by Matt Wagner, John Cassaday, Alex Ross, Stephen Segovia

The Green Hornet expansion continues as Dynamite presents the original tales of comics most iconic hero! And Matt Wagner, one of the most creative creators in comics takes the reins, bringing the characters to their basic roots a la All-Star Superman, and Matt Wagner is the man to do it!

Rooted in the pulp tradition, the original tales of Britt Reid, and Kato being here! Joining Wagner is artist Aaron "Sherlock Holmes" Campbell, whose stunning recreation of the industrial world of 30s Chicago is sure to wow fans across the globe! Plus, covers by Wagner, Ross, Cassaday and Segovia!

32 pages, color, $3.99
Dynamite Entertainment
FEB10 0809


ZORRO
YEAR ONE - Vol.1 TPB
Covers: MATT WAGNER (direct), MIKE MAYHEW (mass market).
Writer: MATT WAGNER
Penciller/Inker: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

Ships with two covers! A Direct Market Previews Exclusive Cover and a Mass Market cover! Written by Eisner Award-Winning writer/artist Matt Wagner! With art by Francesco Francavilla and covers by Matt Wagner and Mike Mayhew!

The Year One Origin of Zorro by Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla is NOW collected in a MASSIVE TPB volume! Inspired by all of the best Zorro has been (as well as the best-selling novel by Isabel Allende), Matt Wagner has crafted an exciting tale of adventure, revenge and intrigue, all incredibly illustrated by Francavilla!

This softcover collection reprints issues 1-8 of the series along with a complete cover gallery featuring Matt Wagner, John Cassaday, Mike Mayhew and Ryan Sook! 208 pages.

208 pages, color, $19.99.
Dynamite Entertainment
FEB10 0851


 





 

Convention & Misc. News! 1/11/10

CHARLOTTE MINICON 2010
(Charlotte, NC)
I have been invited by the supersweet folks (Shelton, Dustin and friends) of Heroes Aren't Hard to FInd to be featured guest at their one day show, the Charlotte Mini Con, on January 23rd.
You can go here for more details and for downloading a pdf flyer, if needed. As you can see, our Black Beetle will be helping in promoting the show :).

If you are in the area, please stop by and say hi (I might have some Kara Bocek movie posters/prints available as well as the NO WAY OUT prints and ashcans

See you there!


The BLACK BEETLE in "KARA BOCEK"
Written and Illustrated by Francesco Francavilla

Speaking of the Black Beetle, the web-installments of the one shot "KARA BOCEK" keep coming on weekly (or bi-weekly) basis. If you missed the first pages just click here or on the image and find out why everyone (me included) is so excited about this.

Check back each Sunday on Pulp Sunday for a new installment.

 



 






 




 

 

 

 



 

Comics News! 1/11/10

NOW ON SALE!

ZORRO #18  
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Matt Wagner (75%) - John K. Snyder III  (25%)

Artist Francesco Francavilla is back and under the skillful hand of Eisner nominated writer and cover artist Matt Wagner, Dynamite's Zorro series continues to thrill and delight fans new and old!.

Writer and cover artist Matt Wagner and artist Francesco Francavilla continue their acclaimed story of Zorro!
In this issue, a unique look at the legend of El Zorro told by the workers around him that have seen his attack on their masters first-hand!

Featuring two covers, one from writer Matt Wagner and the other from John K. Snyder III.

32 pages, color, $3.50.
Dynamite Entertainment
SEP09 0762



AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS

ZORRO HC Vol.2 - CLASHING BLADES
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Cesar Razek
colors by Salvatore Aiala
Covers by Matt Wagner & Francesco Francavilla

The second thrilling story arc starring Zorro is here, collected for the very first time! Featuring the critically-acclaimed storytelling of the legendary Matt Wagner, joined for this arc by artist Cezar Rezak!

Love is in bloom for our hero as he continues his one-man war against all of the oppression and tyranny in the land! But, will a fiendish plot to bring down the Fox and his lady love succeed in stopping his quest before he finds success?

Reprinting issues 9-14, along with a complete gallery featuring the covers of Matt Wagner, Ryan Sook and Francesco Francavilla

152 pages, color, $24.99
Dynamite Entertainment
NOV09 07
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  NEWS ARCHIVES >>   2010 ~~ 2009 ~~ 2008 ~~ 2007 ~~ 2006


Below you'll find the Shows
I will be attending this year.
In the news section on the left
I will be trying to give more
info about the location of my
booth/table. Hopefully I will
see you there: make sure
to stop by and say hi :)


Charlotte, NC
Jan 23, 2010
Featured Guest


Seattle, WA
March 13-14, 2010
Artist Alley A-02

 


Charlotte, NC
June 4-6, 2010
Artist Alley 303



Baltimore, MD
Aug 28-29, 2010
1710B

 




BLACK BEETLE # 0
Limited Edition - 100 copies
2 versions - $10-$20
Use CONTACT for orders.

AZTech Studio Press.


GARRISON #5 (of 6)
32 pg - Color - $2.99
DC Wildstorm


GARRISON #4 (of 6)
32 pg - Color - $2.99
DC Wildstorm


Green Hornet Year One #4
32 pg - Color - $3.50
Dynamite Ent.


KATO Origins #3
32 pg - Color - $3.50
Dynamite Ent.


SCALPED Vol.5
"High Lonesome"

128 pg - Color - $14.99
DC Vertigo


ZORRO YEAR ONE HC
196 pg - Color - $29.99
TPB
208 pg - Color - $19.99
Dynamite Ent.


ZORRO Vol.2 HC
152 pg - Color - $24.99
Dynamite Ent.


FANTASTIC WORLDS of
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176 pg - Col - $29.99/ $19.99
IMAGE Comics


SORROW TPB
112 pg - B/W - $12.99
Image Comics


Tales of Fear Agent TPB
136 pg - Color - $14.95
Dark Horse


24SEVEN Vol.2
200 pg - Color - $19.99
Image Comics
 
 

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Detective Comics #781
40
pg - Color - $3.99
DC Comics


Green Hornet Year One Vol.1 The Sting Of Justice TPB
144
pg - Color - $19.99
Dynamite Ent.


Green Hornet Year One #8
32 pg - Color - $3.99
Dynamite Ent.


Green Hornet Year One #7
32 pg - Color - $3.99
Dynamite Ent.


KATO Origins
#7
32 pg - Color - $3.99
Dynamite Ent.


KATO Origins
#6
32 pg - Color - $3.99
Dynamite Ent.



Outlaw Territory
Vol.2 TP
240 pg - Color - $19.99
Image Comnics
 

 

 

 

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