Jason Enright, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

Jason Enright, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

 

Favorite Superhero: Cyclops
Favorite Animal: Anklyosaurus
Favorite Game: Pathfinder RPG

The Reason for DragonsWelcome back to The PREVIEWS Party, the blog that looks at the coolest, new comic books and graphic novels available to pre-order from this month’s Previews magazine.

In this month’s PREVIEWS magazine, Archaia showed off a new graphic novel called The Reason for Dragons. This original story, written by Chris Northrop and illustrated by Jeff Stokely, promises to capture the imagination of readers much like the films The Neverending Story, E.T., and The Goonies did. I sat down with Chris Northrop to talk about what inspired this cool new tale about knights and dragons in our modern world.

GI Joe 1Welcome back to The PREVIEWS Party, the blog that looks at the coolest, new comic books and graphic novels available to pre-order from this month’s Previews magazine.

One of the best books of last month was IDW’s G.I. Joe #1 by Fred Van Lente and Steve Kurth. This book offered a new jumping on point for readers and a new status quo for the Joes. The PREVIEWS Party recently got a chance to talk with Fred Van Lente about the new series.

 

Uncanny Skullkickers 1Uncanny Skullkickers #1 is the new jumping-on point for Skullkickers, Jim Zub’s hilarious fantasy book about two mercenaries who may or may not have just saved the world. Skullkickers is everything that is awesome about comics today. It is an irreverent, creator-owned work of art by some of the hottest, up-and-coming professionals in the industry today.

Uncanny Skullkickers 1Welcome back to The PREVIEWS Party, the blog that looks at the coolest, new comic books and graphic novels available to pre-order from this month’s Previews magazine.

Anyone who has read my blogs or reviews before has heard me rave about the amazingly talented writer Jim Zub, and how he brings a modern humor and sensibility to the fantasy genre. Well, I recently got to chat with him about his upcoming books and the importance of a kind of grassroots fandom in indie comics. Here’s what he had to say.

 

Professor FrinkThe Simpsons is known for its wonderful supporting cast, and in Bongo Comics’ One-Shot Wonders line, readers get to go on adventures with some of the craziest characters in Springfield. This month we get three new stories featuring Springfield’s very own scientist supreme, Professor Frink. There’s even a special 3D story and Frink-O-Matic goggles to ensure maximum reading enjoyment.

 

Bart-80-CoverI have to tell you the truth. I’ve never read a Simpsons comic before until Bongo asked me to start reviewing them, but like many people my age, I grew up on the Simpsons TV show. I have to say, these Bongo comics really capture the essence of those Simpsons episodes I grew up on. Even better, they deliver the humor of the Simpsons in a great, all-ages comic that grownups who remember the Simpsons from their youth can now share with their kids.

 

GI Joe 1This week, IDW Publishing starts a three-month roll out of their three brand new G.I. Joe comic series. This is a soft relaunch that doesn’t get rid of what came before, but creates a new jumping on point for new readers to get involved. The Joes have reached a new status quo, having gone public with their activities, and now have to answer to the press and their new marketing team, as well as fight the forces of Cobra.

 

Saga 10How many comics start with a splash page of a sexy, shirtless man? How many comics can make you laugh hysterically and cry uncontrollably in the same issue? How many comics can make you feel like you are on an adventure with old friends after only 10 issues? I can only think of one, and that is Saga. Hands down, the best comic being produced today!

Strange Attractors Autograph CardWelcome back to The Preview Party, the blog that looks at the coolest, new comic books and graphic novels available to pre-order from this month’s Previews magazine.

This April, Archaia will be releasing another big, beautiful hardcover, Strange Attractors, which is a wonderful story from Charles Soule about two mathematicians who learn that the smallest of actions can have a major impact. I had the pleasure of speaking with Soule about his new book. Here’s what he had to say.

Polarity 1Welcome back to The Preview Party, the blog that looks at the coolest, new comic books and graphic novels available to pre-order from this month’s Previews magazine.

While flipping through Previews, a beautiful cover caught my eye for a book called Polarity. As I read more about the book, I couldn’t help but be intrigued by the idea of Say Anything front man Max Bemis writing a comic about a bipolar man who get superpowers whenever he goes off his meds. Luckily, I was able to reach out to BOOM! Studios, the book's publisher, to set up an interview with Bemis. Here’s what he had to say about this unique, new miniseries.

Page 7 of 18
Go to top