The fever pitch San Diego Comic Con rouses from exclusive clips, insider panels, sneak peeks and debuting trailers has come to its enervating withdrawal. The largest high-profile tailgate party of comics-centric and movie-mania winds down on the cycular wisps of memoir pictures, expository threads and dissenting editorials. The revelries wind down on the same weekday marker that wound up the Comic Con’s begining: Wed.’s new comics day.
Yesterdays release of new comics comes at a day Beyond Comics shares with the matrix formed within Baltimore’s and D.C. area’s majority of subscribing, storycrafting and promotional compellers. The Maryland-based retailer will be be a part of Marvel Comics nationwide special commemorative cover for the 666th issue of “The Amazing Spider-Man”.
The Mid-Atlantic store received 500 select copies where their name branding is incorporated on the bombastic variant cover.
The SDCC’s final “Twilight” halls have gone dark and the crowds have dissipated, but the culture and industry rolls on in its weekly revitilization – despite the mecca endings of signings and costumery unmaskings.
This week’s selections from D.C. Comic Books Examiner fall in line with the multi-showcaser that has become San Diego Comic Con, and remains a primary draw in comic books.
Underwater excavaters diving for treasure off Nova Scotia’s coastal area known as “The Graveyard of the Atlantic”. Comics creators Sam Sarkar and Garrie Gastonny bring a visually stunning and thrilling narrative where the state of the art equipped team not only must survive an unexpected storm, but the success of their findings also awakens the unexpected. The issue is the first of a three-part miniseries.
Artwork from the co-team of Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman continues to deliver the grainy backdrop on their co-written, creator-owned Undying Love. The extra-innings supernatural-action draws you in at such an even keel that the tension is an aftertaste, and the explosiveness seems muted until the seconds-delay of closing the ending cover. Vampire fans, noir arricianados and and “Diehard” veterans have something in store from them within this fourth issue.
Nikolai Dante Too Cool to Kill
If you don’t know…
This incredible tale has finally found its way in America from the U.K. one collection of the futuristic swashbuckling adventures of Nikolai Dante. A wildly popular character from the major anthological magazine 2000 AD has been the aspiring purchase of many here across the Pond. Writer Robbie Morrison (The Authority) and artist Simon Fraser (Hell House, Lilly MacKenzie and the Mines of Charybdis) are the star architects for this amazing sci-fi adventure-comedy brought in trade paperback.
…now you know.
La Mano del Destino #1
A stylishly fun reason why we read comics. Writer and artist J. Gonzo tells the the tale of a disgraced Luchadore, whose greed demised his phenop rise in victories and popularity. Now the once Ernesto el General has returned, only to find his signed for revival is trapped once again – and a wholly different fight awaits outside the ring from myths.
These selections can be purchased at the following stores and many others around the D.C. area: Alliance Comics, Brainstorm Comics and Gaming and Fantom Comics.
Update: Alliance Comics – in Baltimore and Silver Springs of Maryland – is displaying their cover variant showing on The Amazing Spider-Man‘s 666th issue. See their Facebook page.