Friday, October 31, 2014

H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu is Coming to the Funko Pop! World

Staying with the creepy theme...
We bring you Cthulhu!

Cthulhu is a creature created by H.P. Lovecraft and was first featured in his story "Call of Cthulhu".
Cthulhu is described as a hybrid man, dragon, and octopus creature with "A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings."

Pretty scary, right?!



Available in January!

Aspen Comics The ZooHunters #1 Preview


The ZooHunters #1

Peter Steigerwald – Story / Peter Steigerwald – Art


There IS life on other planets—THEY find it.


Preview Pages in The ZooHunters #1


Abros Kel is a ZooHunter—a man who is hired to capture animals for zoos on alien worlds. He and his young son Ty have lost everything due to a tragedy, and together this uncomfortable pair set out into the stars to train Ty as a ZooHunter. Along the way they encounter scores of alien life-forms on far away worlds including Qaurec—an unscrupulous rival ZooHunter who is hunting Abros down. Can Abros and Ty stay one step ahead of his villainy and prove successful in their quest?

Creator and artist Peter Steigerwald presents to you the newest Aspen hit series – The ZooHunters!



Comikaze Expo Exclusive Cover


The ZooHunters #1 is in stores Wednesday, November 5th. 

Top Cow and Image Comics IXth Generation




Writer Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK) pens a new Top Cow IX Utopia—built on a history of genocide and featuring haunting artwork by Stjepan Sejic—in IXTH GENERATION, coming this January. 

Set in the future, IXTH GENERATION inhabits a world where there is no more natural death, no needs unfilled and everything you could ever want is yours… as long as you’re one of the ones chosen to live in this new Utopia and you’re willing to subjugate yourself to these new self-proclaimed gods with "IX"s emblazoned on them.

Do the ends truly justify the means? Is a utopia built on genocide worth the price? Aphrodite, Velocity, Hades, and the other Nines establish fiefdoms in this new world and attempt to rule. Their internal clashes have escalated, but they are forced to put that aside as they face off against the relentless hordes of The Darkness. The sins of the past have come to claim those who would pretend to be Gods. The cybernetic future established in APHRODITE IX and CYBER FORCE finally comes face-to-face with the supernatural ARTIFACTS side of the Top Cow universe.

IXTH GENERATION #1 arrives in stores this 1/7 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code NOV140555. 

Image Comics New Series Reyn #1


 Fan favorite Kel Symons (THE MERCENARY SEA, I LOVE TROUBLE) teams up with Nathan Stockman (I LOVE TROUBLE) for an all new series in REYN, a sweeping fantasy following two unlikely adventurers on the path to uncovering the mysteries that surround their destinies. 

REYN #1 introduces the main character of the same name, Reyn, a freelance swordsman and monster hunter who also might be the last of the legendary “Wardens” of the land of Fate, whose ranks long since faded into myth. Haunted and driven by visions from a “guiding angel,” Reyn sets out on a great quest—though he’s hardly the errant knight-type. Along the way he’ll rescue and partner with the sorceress Seph, a member of a coven known as the Followers of Tek, hunted as heretics for their beliefs, but who may also know what secrets Fate holds...

Symons wanted to do something that was inspired by his love of reading fantasy and science fiction growing up. “Reyn pays tribute to adventures that dazzled my imagination,” explained Symons. “Fantasy tales, particularly Dungeons and Dragons, was a huge part of my formative years. I doubt I was the first kid who wanted to live in epic worlds like Middle Earth, Greyhawk or Hyboria. Tolkien and Howard created remarkably timeless worlds and practically invented the language of modern fantasy. Honestly, it's hard to believe they were created in the 1930s.” 

The main character, Reyn, Symons envisioned as a sort of reluctant Joan-of-Arc-type. “His guiding angel is hardly a blessing, because it's just not in his nature to be a do-gooder—he's too unprincipled for that,” said Symons. “I imagined some of Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name from the Dollars trilogy in Reyn. In fact, when I pitched this to Image, I said the vibe for the series should be 'What if Frazetta painted spaghetti westerns?' His traveling companion, the witch Seph, provides a nice emotional counterpoint to Reyn's moral ambiguity. She was born to a cause and brings passion where Reyn lacks an emotional connection to the destiny that's been forced upon him.” 

The journey begins with REYN #1 (Diamond Code NOV140564), in stores on 1/21.

Skybound and Image Comics Manifest Destiny Begins a New Chapter




A hit historical fantasy adventure series from Skybound/Image, MANIFEST DESTINY by Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts sets sail for all-new adventures in its third story arc. Readers new and old will want to hop on board for the journey as the crew explores the uncharted American plains and encounters all manner of monstrous horrors. 

In MANIFEST DESTINY #13, the crew ventures deeper into the heartland, the expedition discovers another arch—which can only signal new trouble—and Sacagawea experiences complications with her pregnancy...

Dingess hinted: "With this arc, we're hoping to provide an answer or two regarding the bigger narrative of Lewis and Clark's journey, while making readers ask a whole new slew of questions."  

MANIFEST DESTINY #13 arrives in stores on 1/21 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code NOV140663.