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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-09-01 07:03 pm

Dion #1 preview - An interesting new take on raising a superbeing - The mother's

It's fair to say that a LOT of superhero stories tend to focus on the relation between the hero/protagonist and their father, or even father figure. We tend to hear more of Jor-El than Lara, of Thomas Wayne than Martha (though there have been efforts to amend that)

But a new series looks to tell the story from a different, and long overdue, perspective, that of a single mother raising her superpowered son.

In the words of the creators; "Imagine Superman, but from Martha Kent's point of view. Or imagine Spiderman, but from Aunt May's point of view. This is a superhero story, but from the parent's point of view. But unlike her son, she doesn't have any powers."


This looks interesting, to say the least )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-08-31 07:50 pm

Preview - Toil and Trouble

A new six part series from Archaia has a preview up, promising a take on the Three Witches of Macbeth you've never imagined before.

Secret, black, and midnight hags isn't even in it )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-08-15 07:07 pm

Yay! Some new faces from the TF-verse show up in Windblade #6

Now, with one (I think only one) not very flattering represntative (and even less flattering than usual) a certain highly popular subset of the Transformers-verse has been rather un-represented so far in the IDW take on the genre...

The Windblade series (#6 of which has a preview up here) which is looking at the introduction of the 13 lost Titans Colonies and how they relate to Cybertron.

As for the subset of the Transformers I'm talking about, well here's a clue;

One word...

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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-07-24 01:06 am

Preview of "DC Bombshells"

Courtesy of MTV, a preview of the new Digital First series from DC; "DC Bombshells", debuts this Saturday.

And of course, they start with the Bat

Bruce Wayne is on the first page, and yet... )
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[personal profile] ficticons2015-07-22 06:43 pm

Fan favourite team returns in Secret Wars one-shot

I can't believe I missed this SDCC announcement at the time...

...but I'm delighted to be able to tell this community now that the Agents of Atlas will be returning in October in a Secret Wars one-shot! :D

That's right, Jimmy and Company are coming back! )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-07-09 07:24 pm

Secret Six #4 Preview

And we get a reveal about one of the new characters which, I think, makes them unique in the big two comic universe's.

and a nice reaction to it )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-05-21 12:12 am

Gotham Academy - Sneak Peek

Amongst the lastest Sneak Peeks from DC is this one for Gotham Academy


Some rather painful poetry here )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-05-16 12:04 am

News about Nightwing post Convergence

Though it's not directly linked to the cover, there's some interesting news about the direction the Grayson title is taking post the Convergence event.

For those not wanting to be spoiled, the full version of the Bombshell variant (by Emanuela Luppachino with Tomeu Morey) for #11 can be found by clicking on the preview image, but there's a full size version under the cut.

Spoilers beneath... )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-04-25 03:21 pm

Jem and the Holograms #2 Preview - THE MISFITS ARE IT! THE MISFITS ARE IT!

And issue 2 ot IDW's visually stunning revamp of quintessential 1980's cartoon Jem has a preview for issue 2 up here, and we meet my favourite girl group (outside of The Pointer Sisters)

One of the trademarks of the Jem cartoon was the musical numbers were done in the stle of proper MTV musc videos, and when we meet the Misfits in the opening pages it seems they're sort of taking the same route

And it looks awesome.. )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-03-28 10:15 pm

Preview for Avengers - ULTRON FOREVER #1

From the preview at comicbookresources


Story by Al Ewing / Art by Alan Davis, Mark Farmer

500 years into the future, Ultron has won. Humanity is all but extinct - dead or enslaved by the Ultron Singularity.

Now, seven Avengers are brought through time by Doctor Doom to battle the machine god for the fate of the cosmos… or die trying!

You had me at 'Alan Davis' )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-03-03 10:45 pm

A little equal ops ogling preview material

It's been a weird Tuesday so I'm up for a little something pretty, but since I believe in being even handed about these things....

For those who like the ladies...

Adam Hughes Catwoman Convergence Cover )

And for those who like the chaps...

A preview image from Grayson #8 )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-02-15 04:40 pm

Valentine's Day 2015 - Another Valentines Day, at another Titan's Tower

If Dick Grayson's Robin in his New Teen Titans era has a flaw (Well he has a few, not physical of course, but character related) , it would be a certain degree of neurosis about himself and his relationships.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose!

From 13th Dimensions's preview for the issue

When there's romance, you know who to call.... SOMEONE ELSE! )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-01-17 01:59 pm

Preview of Lemire and Nguyen's "Descender"

I make no secret of the fact I love Dustin Nguyen's work and Jeff Lemire has a good track record, and they are working together on a series which looks very promising, and has a preview up at Comics Alliance, where Nguyen's inkwash style is being pointed in a new direction; sci-Fi.

Our hero is Tim and his pet Bandit (named, I'm going to guess, after Jonny Quest's dog.)

Scans beneath )