Saturday, January 27, 2018

SWEET AS: Comics' Other Top 5 April 2018 Solicitations

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. When I look at all the April 2018 solicitations for publishers outside the 'Big Two', these five comics make the 'Sweet As' grade:






Brian Wood has revamped Spawn, turned heads with DMZ and now launches ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST #1 for BOOM! Studios in April, along with artist Jorge Coelho! Corporations have taken over. Justice is crowdsourced and all citizens are encouraged—and rewarded—to spy on their neighbours. The only authority on the streets? Robocop.

NINJA-K #6 "The Coalition" -- Part One! Now this is a team! In the face of hunting a defective agent, Ninjak finds The Ninja Programme's own former sensei, the Jonin, has assembled a team that includes the Dying One, Kostiy the Deathless, Linton March, and The United's Ultimo -- so he decides to create one of his own. Enter Livewire, the underused Punk Mambo, Dr. Mirage, and the massive GIN-GR! Now there's a team line-up I want to read! (Valiant)




Outside of Tom King, Steve Orlando is a writer whose work I instantly flock to given the amazing job he did on Midnighter. In April, his latest series for Image Comics, CRUDE launches with a bone-crunching #1. Killers who once feared Piotr Petrovich, have just sent him his son—in a body bag. Piotr now journeys across Russia to learn what type of man his son really was, while hunting the bastards who killed him.

Folks who miss Wildstorm as a publisher can often forget the amazing imprints the label had when they are looking in the rear-vision mirror, Cliffhanger being one of them. Well, in April, IDW is offering J. SCOTT CAMPBELL'S DANGER GIRL: 20TH ANNIVERSARY special (feeling old yet?)! See the pencils of the preview story and the first issue of the iconic Cliffhanger title for the very first time, as well as the inked and coloured versions in one book. 88 pages.

Mega-talented artist Karl Kerschl gets to step into the world of creator-owned fantasy and awesomeness with ISOLA #1 from Image Comics in April. When the possessed captain of the Royal Guard flees with the Queen of Maar, Captain Rook’s only hope of saving the kingdom from impending war lies on the mythological Isola, land of the dead.

8 comments:

  1. Sweet Harambe, has it really been a full 20 years since the Cliffhanger was relevant? Wow. I still have a Wizard Wildstorm special from the time, honestly the art was the main draw/appeal back then more so than the stories. Well with the exception of John Cassidy's Desperadoes.

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    1. I loved Battlechasers best (sigh) - with that, Warlands, CrossGen and Busiek on Conan it was a good time to be a fantasy fan. Now, not so much.

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  2. Wow, I was just transported back to the 90's. I need me some Danger Girl and Ninjak now. Not to mention Robocop, which was a formative movie for me. It's the first time I saw someone snort cocaine.

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    1. Hey Random!! Great seeing your name pop up again. I know - can anyone trust the 90''s were that long ago? I don't feel THAT old!

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    2. That's because we're in the matrix

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    3. I will now test my bendy moves when no one's looking to test that theory :)

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  3. looks like they're going with classic Robocop for that new series. i can understand that ofcourse but at the same time part of me would have liked to have seen a series based on a continued story line from the Robocop reboot movie which i thought was surprisingly good.

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    1. Knowing this crazy comic world mate, if the classic Robo series does well, a revamped Robo series wouldn't be far off.

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