Isis Oasis

Official press release below regarding one of Bluewater’s most successful titles.

IsisBLUEWATER’S “LEGEND OF ISIS” ONGOING SERIES STARTS IN JUNE. This June Bluewater’s flagship title “Legend of Isis” will launch a new ongoing series. The series will begin just as Isis’ life is getting back to normal when a mysterious package arrives at her doorstep, leading her toward a battle with the gruesome Scarab Queen! The series will also be the launching pad for the upcoming Bluewater series “Tony & Cleo”. The 1st arc of the “Legend of Isis” series will be written by AE Stueve and drawn by Ivan Barriga.

Also coming soon will be the release of the “Legend of Isis” trade paperback featuring the popular and sold out “Dogs of War” storyline. This trade is scheduled to street in April. One of the hottest selling characters of 2002 from IMAGE COMICS comes home to Bluewater Productions. Trapped 5,000 years out of time, the would-be Egyptian Goddess, Isis, must adjust to her new life in 21st century Los Angeles. Using her mystical staff and some help from a few new friends, Isis will protect those around her from evil that may threaten their world. But how can she protect a world that she doesn’t fully understand? “I tried to take a classic approach to Isis, telling pulp style stories that would appeal to anyone who likes comics”, said writer AE Stueve. “Legend of Isis” has also been optioned by Paramount Pictures and will soon be a feature film!

Irredeemable Trailer

 

Official press release below about writer Mark Waid’s (Kingdom Come) latest project with BOOM! Studios. See below for a few preview pages too.

BOOM! Studios is proud to premiere the trailer to IRREDEEMABLE, Mark Waid’s hotly anticipated new ongoing superhero series that debuts this April.

The trailer for IRREDEEMABLE can be found on YouTube right now and was cut by Craig Kennedy at CK Creative. You can see the trailer here, or below.



Adding to the excitement of this premiere, BOOM Studios is also offering a sneak preview of the first 7 pages of IRREDEEMABLE #1, stoking the fires on what will be the direct market event of the year.

“Here is potentially the biggest independent title of this year,” said retailer Ed Greenberg of Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka, California. “This will be the BOYS of this year, on a much more serious level. This will be the WANTED of this year, and the KICK-ASS and the PAX ROMANA of this year.”

Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE launches this April and will feature variant covers by John Cassaday (ASTONISHING X-MEN, PLANETARY) and Barry Kitson (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) in a 75/25 split with a 1-in-50 incentive cover signed by Mark Waid. IRREDEEMABLE sports interior art is by Peter Krause, who is best known for his run on POWER OF SHAZAM. Issue #1 will also feature a special afterword by Grant Morrison.  IRREDEEMABLE is currently available for pre-order from the Diamond Previews Catalog with an order code of FEB094134.

“In superhero comics, pretty much everyone who’s called upon to put on a cape is, at heart, emotionally equipped for the job. I reject that premise,” said  series  writer  and  BOOM!  Studios  Editor-in-Chief  Mark Waid. “IRREDEEMABLE is, in a way, my third and most complex chapter on the cost of superheroics – a pulp adventure tale of horror exploring how the lessons we learn about right and wrong as children can become warped and twisted when challenged by the realities of the adult world.” 

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Resident Evil: Degeneration Review

51zhg4hufrl_ss500_Well, not so much a review as just a general thumbs up really. I can’t say that I’m familiar with  the Resident Evil video games, being an XBOX gamer. However, the film trilogy is a pleasant enough distraction. I am a fan of CGI films though. Final Fantasy Advent Children, Appleseed, etc. They don’t always make sense to me as someone mildly aware of Japanese pop culture creations, but they sure know how to produce quality CGI films that make your jaw drop.

Apparently Degenration is set between games 4 and 5 of the RE game series and stars familiar characters Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it, but I certainly did. Like one long cut scene from an awesome next-gen game the films is essentially Die Hard with zombies.

The first half is like Die Hard 2, with it’s airport setting, while the second half is like the original, set in a massive luxury building. There’s minor scenes focused on the military intervention and government cover ups that seem to be mandatory in films of the undead, but the impressive action takes up the majority of the 96 minute running time. If you like beautiful people, aswell as ghoulish creatures, with lots of shooting and running – grab it. Preview below.

Remake Preview

 

adremake721AdHouse Books is a great publisher that not enough people are aware of. One of their latest books appears to be another in their diverse array of unusual tales.

Remake, by newbie creator Lemar Abrams is a 144 page black and white Original Graphic Novel centering on Max Guy, a bread pudding lover and robotic action hero. Wearing its Manga influences proudly the book is available to order from your local comic shop and is released in May.

You can see a preview below, or on May 2’s Free Comic Book Day. There’s also more artwork and an interview with Abrams right here.

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Nite Owl=Owlman?

Outsiders 15This week’s Outsiders #15 is a good one. Now that Batman is dead, the team he founded many years ago is back in more or less its original form, with new members Creeper and Owlman along for the ride. Alfred has taken over Batman’s role as a field leader and it is strange to see him act as such. He’s been pulling all manner of similar duties with the Bat family over the years, but to see him act like a toughie (though it’s not like he has a costume, or gets in on the action himself) is weird. We’ve never seen him take on such a large role before, but that just shows his dedication to Batman’s mission.

So, who’s this Owlman exactly? Roy Raymond Jr apparently. Don’t worry. I’ve never heard of him either. Like baddie Human Flame who was another forgotten character recently brought back into the spotlight, Owlman serves a purpose in the new Outsiders team. But he also serves a purpose for DC. He looks suspiciously similar to Nite Owl, which cinema goers around the globe will become familiar with once Watchmen opens in mere weeks. That can’t hurt, but it may very well confuse new readers.

Get To Know Your DC Characters

Now that Final Crisis has wrapped, DC Comics’ next epic is Blackest Night which centres on the ever growing universe of characters, and alien races, and different coloured power rings, that writer Geoff Johns has been creating over the last few years. Green Lantern ain’t the only powerful hue in the DC Universe these days. Lately, DC has been running brief back-up tales in some of their select titles this month, with tie-ins to Blackest Night. These handy short stories also give summarised origins of certain characters. For a full list of these Origins & Omens titles, see below, or go here to see them all for yourself.

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Hear Mark Waid

Official press release below about BOOM!’s EIC, and legendary writer Mark Waid and his new podcast. He’s a helpful guy that Waid, so if you’re a wannabe writer, check out what he has to say.

15minuteswithwaidBOOM! Studios today launched the weekly “15 Minutes with Waid” podcast, where you will be able to get your weekly dose of Mark Waid ruminating on the hot topics of today’s comic industry and talking about the latest creative endeavors of the inimitable Mark Waid. 
Called “15 Minutes with Waid,” the podcast wil be limited to 15 minutes and is hosted at the newly launched MARKWAID.COM, which premiered last month. 

BOOM! Studios Editor-In Chief Mark Waid, award-winning writer of such series as KINGDOM COME, EMPIRE, 52, and AMAZING-SPIDER MAN and a longtime industry veteran, hits the keyboard to blog regularly at MARKWAID.COM about his years of experience in the field. Updated daily with new content, MARKWAID.COM features free webcomics, podcasts, vlogs, script tutorials, rants, and special guests on a regular basis. 

Waid’s new series, IRREDEEMABLE, launches this April and will feature variant covers by John Cassaday (ASTONISHING X-MEN, PLANETARY) and Barry Kitson (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) in a 75/25 split and a special afterword by Grant Morrison. It is currently available for pre-order from the Diamond Previews Catalog with an order code of FEB094134.

“In superhero comics, pretty much everyone who’s called upon to put on a cape is, at heart, emotionally equipped for the job. I reject that premise,” said series writer and BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid. “IRREDEEMABLE is, in a way, my third and most complex chapter on the cost of superheroics – a pulp adventure tale of horror exploring how the lessons we learn about right and wrong as children can become warped and twisted when challenged by the realities of the adult world.”