Review: Break the Walls, a comic based on music from the Pixies.

By Robert Greenwood

Creativity and inspiration are mighty powerful bedfellows.  Growing up during the modernized age of enlightenment, or in laymen terms, the 1980s.

I became obsessed with having my subcultures combined. I would find ways of having my music be the life track to my toys and as soon as I discovered comics I would be caught endlessly listening to the Ramones as my backdrop to Stray Toasters. Led Zeppelin’s 10 years gone was the travel song of Havoc and Wolverine. I remember finding the Crow and learning all about Joy Division.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finding comics that actually used music as their inspiration is more rare than comics about music groups. Just look at any Kiss comic for that. This brings me to the collective work in this comic. Each story has something very much Pixies inspired but also retains its own voice, its own style.

The first tale, Planet of Sound, re-imagines the detective noir with a new twist on its structure.

Each story without spoilers has a completely different art style and story arc that sometimes finding the inner Pixie maybe a little daunting.

This title is a MUST buy for every Pixie fan and fan of indie/gritty underground-esque comic books. If and when you buy this collection, listen to it with each song playing in the background. I’m hoping for more comics like this in the near future.

If I can leave a final thought it’s this…

With the haunting intro to Where Is My Mind firmly placed in my frontal lobes it resonates through my eyes in a feast of comic bliss, making this comic a future contender for iconic books of the 21 century.

Avast, Mateys! Pirate Noir Adventure awaits you this December in “Pirate Eye” from Action Lab Entertainment!

Join ex-pirate and now high-seas detective Smitty as he searches for a beautiful yet elusive lass who has stolen the heart of an influential politician. But can he find her before her deadly secret is discovered? Blimey!

A new spin on noir and crime drama are unleashed in the world of Pirate Eye!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Joe Grahn with commanding art by Carl Yonder, Pirate Eye is a gripping one-shot adventure for any pirate detective fan! Pirate Eye is available for pre-order (Diamond Code OCT120722) with a December release in comic book shops and various digital distribution outlets.

 

Don’t be a scallywag; drop your duffle and holystone and pre-order your copy of Pirate Eye!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

 

Action Lab Entertainment was founded in 2010 by a group of indie comic creators with the sole intent of publishing the most diverse, thought provoking, entertaining comics on the market. Their first major release, FRACTURE, was released in July 2011 followed by the three-time 2012 Glyph Comics Award winning and two-time 2012 Eisner Award nominated PRINCELESS. Action Lab continues to publish genre spanning comics from the all-ages MONSTERS ARE JUST LIKE US, and mature reader books like SNOWED IN and DOUBLE JUMPERS.

 

Executive Assistant: Assassins” #4 Preview

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS #4
Vince Hernandez ­ Writer / Lori Hanson ­ Art / John Starr – Colors

Introducing Executive Assistant Sophora!

The high seas are growing increasingly dangerous‹and fatal–for both
voyagers and pirates alike. Enter Sophora, a new breed of Executive
Assistant sworn to protect her master on both land and sea! When Tikoté, a
budding captain of a pirate vessel decides to up the ante on his
competition, he decides to enlist the help of Sophora. However, when the
allure of the open sea‹and love‹beckon, Sophora makes a choice that puts her
squarely in the crosshairs of her brutal master!

The first chapter of the new EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS story arc “Lost
at Sea” starts right now!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS #4 is in stores October 10th, 2012!

Pulp noir adventure takes on EPICS proportion

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Pulp noir adventure takes on EPICS proportion
A Wave Blue World to publish new title EPICS

 

A Wave Blue World is proud to announce that we will now be publishing Epics, a new anthology comic.

Each issue of Epics will contain four unique but equally pulse-pounding adventures brought to you by the creative minds of Anthony Marques, Fernando Ruiz, Bob Hardin, and Fabio Redivo, all
four of whom are graduates and current staff instructors of the Kubert School.

A Wave Blue World CEO, Tyler Chin-Tanner commented, “As soon as I saw the completed first issue of Epics, I knew these guys were doing their best work. I loved how the format allowed them to stretch themselves individually as creators, but still collaborate with each other. They really poured their hearts and souls into this comic, and even funded the first issue themselves through Kickstarter. I just wanted to make sure they had the resources and stability they needed to continue to put out future issues as good as this first one.”

Creator Anthony Marques added, “On behalf of all the creators involved in EPICS, we are all thrilled and excited to call A Wave Blue World home. We look forward to the coming months in which we will push the envelope to create new and exciting material for comic fans to enjoy.”

Epics #1 was first released during a special signing at Dewy’s Comic City in Madison, NJ on September 15, but will be making it’sconvention debut at NYCC on October 11-14. Print copies are also available for order from AWaveBlueWorld.com and Amazon.com, as well as digital copies from comiXology.

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In addition to publishing EPICS on a quarterly schedule, A Wave Blue World will also publish a pair of spin-off series for 2 of the stories in Epics #1. Katyusha written by Tyler Chin-Tanner and illustrated by Anthony Marques as well as The Iron Ghost by Fernando Ruiz which will launch their own titles in 2013.

More sample artwork from the book can be seen at
http://www.awaveblueworld.com/titles/epics/

For more information, please visit www.awaveblueworld.com or find us on facebook, keyword: A Wave Blue World

The Walking Dead Video | Behind the Scenes with Danai Gurira (Michonne)

Video - The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira on Training to Become Michonne
Video – The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira on Training to Become Michonne 
Fans of The Walking Dead comic know that the katana-wielding Michonne is an expert zombie slayer. So to step into her shoes, actress Danai Gurira had her work cut out for her. In this new behind-the-scenes video, Gurira describes the sword-training she went through to become as “economical, effective and efficient” a slicer as her on-page counterpart. Check out the video now to see her in action.play-video-btn.gif

The Walking Dead returns Sun., Oct. 14 at 9/8c on AMC and is not available on DISH.

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Seifert and Bond Board the TARDIS for DOCTOR WHO!

Seifert and Bond Board the TARDIS!
Top creators appear for guest stint on the DOCTOR WHO comics series!

San Diego, CA (September 21, 2012) – IDW Publishing is proud to announce that Brandon Seifert, co-creator of Image/Skybound’s hit Witch Doctor, will be teaming up with Tank Girl and Kill Your Boyfriendartist Philip Bond on issues #3 and 4 of the ongoing DOCTOR WHO comic book series!
“Taking over for series “showrunner” Andy Diggle–who will return for issue #5 and beyond–and Mark Buckingham, keen Who fans SEIFERT and BOND have brought a unique take and a mass of enthusiasm to the Eleventh Doctor’s adventures.”

“This may sound like hyperbole, but Doctor Who is basically my favorite thing going on in pop culture right now,” says Seifert. “I’ve especially loved Steven Moffat’s take on the show, and I’m super excited for the opportunity to write for the comic series!”

Their special two-part story should be a delight to readers as we see just what kind of shenanigans are unleashed upon the galaxy when the Doctor and Rory go for a rowdy night out!

“We’ve structured the series with Andy as lead writer so that we can bring in creators for a brief visit to the TARDIS that otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity, and this is the first glimpse of that plan,” editorDenton J. Tipton said. “I’ve been looking to work with Brandon since reading Witch Doctor, and finally being able to land Philip Bond has me more than pleased. The story is a fun diversion from Andy’s sprawling epic, but keen readers will be able to see the links between them.”

Doctor Who #3 is 32 pages, full color, and will be in stores 11/14/12. Diamond Code: SEP12 0351
Doctor Who #4 is 32 pages, full color, and will be in stores 12/12/12. Diamond Code: OCT120350

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/idwpublishing and http://tumblr.idwpublishing.com/ and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

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About IDW

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

“Homecoming” #2 Preview

“HOMECOMING” #2

DAVID WOHL- STORY/ EMILIO LAISO- PENCILS/ BRETT SMITH- COLORS/ JOSH REED- LETTERS

Since the mysterious Celeste appeared in Hunter Wilson’s swimming pool, things have become increasingly more strange.

Life has been a non-stop adventure for the homecoming committee of Hillcrest High with the invasion of alien fiends, confusing relationships, and the abduction onto a UFO right out of their school gymnasium.

Can they fight off aliens, plan the Homecoming dance, and avoid suspicion from their parents?

Find out in “Homecoming” issue #2, in stores October 3rd, 2012

Covers by Emilio Laiso and Beth Sotelo (A & C), Michael Ryan and Peter Steigerwald (B)

 

 

“Soulfire” #2 Preview

Whilst the city of Anantia is in the midst of war with itself and under the malicious rule of the new King Sarin,  evil things are afoot!
Can the dragons be save from their horrible fate, and will Grace succumb to the corrupted fury of Chaos that has invaded her mind? Will the Sethoru and Rathumi ever reconcile their differences?
Find out in the latest issue of Soulfire #2, in stores September 26th, 2012!
Covers by Mike DeBalfo and Nei Ruffino (A), Tony Parker and Peter Steigerwald (B), Mike DeBalfo (C ), and Mike DeBalfo and Nei Ruffino (D).