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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Action/Adventure

This batch features the return of Disney's Gargoyles, a tale of New York City in the mid '90's, a story about a washed up hitman, Dan Jurgens taking a crack at Tarzan, and a new English printing of Peeters and Schuiten's Invisible Frontier.

 

GARGOYLES #1

(W) Greg Weisman (A) George Kambadais (CA) David Nakayama


All-new ongoing series, in continuity with the epic GARGOYLES television classic! One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear. It was THE AGE OF GARGOYLES. Stone by day, Warriors by night, they were betrayed by the humans they had sworn to protect...frozen in stone by a magic spell for a thousand years. Now, here in Manhattan, the spell is broken, and they live again! They are Defenders of the Night! THEY ARE GARGOYLES!


Series creator GREG WEISMAN and illustrator GEORGE KAMBADAIS reintroduce the Manhattan Clan, a family of Gargoyles at full strength, though modern New York City is full of attractions and distractions, and each member of the clan has begun to go their own way. But their bonds will be tested, when nefarious factions from all across the world attempt to steal that rarest, most precious of possessions...an unhatched Gargoyle egg!

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Why this caught my eye:

The cartoon was a favorite of mine so it's just great to see this return.

 

TEPHLON FUNK TP

(W) Stephane Metayer (A) Nicolas Safe (A/CA) David Tako


Since the death of her parents, fourteen-year-old Inez Jozlyn can't catch a break. Still, she's determined to make a better life for herself. After a mysterious man helps her out of a tough spot, she finds herself in the middle of a drug conflict. Along with her strange new friend, Inez will work with a young female cop with a strong sense of justice and a sword-wielding bartender to protect the streets of New York from the new drug that's like nothing else on Earth.


Tephlon Funk! is more than a comic, it's a cultural movement! Writer Stephane Metayer with artists David Tako and Nicolas Safe bring an action-packed thought-provoking narrative amid the beautiful backdrop of New York City in the mid 90s. Tephlon Funk! is the dopest story out there, and it's unlike anything you've seen!

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Why this caught my eye:

Check out some of the previews here.

 

DAHLIA IN THE DARK #1

(W) Joe Corallo (A/CA) Andrea Milana


A washed up hitman, Donny Dahlia, takes one last job transporting a package cross country in the hopes of seeing his estranged daughter again. Little does he know this job is going to get him caught in the middle of a war between the fairy realms that could determine the fate of humankind. Dahlia in the Dark is a fast-paced, action, fantasy thriller about family and hidden truths.

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Why this caught my eye:

I'm really liking Milana's art in the previews, looks like it could be a lot of fun.

 

LORD OF THE JUNGLE #1

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Benito Gallego (CA) Gary Frank


At long last, the Lord of the Jungle returns to comics! One of the most famous and recognizable characters in the history of fiction is back, starting with an adventure that returns us to the days before his birth, as well as a time later in life, when a past wrong must be made right, no matter what manner of beast or obstacle stands in Tarzan's way.


From acclaimed writer Dan Jurgens (Superman, Spider-Man, Thor, Booster Gold, Justice League and so many more) comes a tale that wraps the familiar with something brand new. With epic art by Tarzan newspaper artist Benito Gallego, this is sure to be a book that delivers for Tarzan fans both old and new!

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Why this caught my eye:

I'm always down to see what Jurgens is up to, plus Gallego's art is perfect for the project.

 

INVISIBLE FRONTIER GN

(W) Benoit Peeters (A) Francois Schuiten


Roland de Cremer is a young man who has just been assigned to the Center of Cartography in Sodrovno-Voldachia. It's a secluded place that is usually insulated from the outside world. But something is happening out there. Rumors swirl of attacks, assassinations, war, and rebellions bloodily put down. Meanwhile, Roland has fallen in love with a young woman named Shkodra, who the authorities have also shown an increased interest in. She has mysterious markings on her back, tattoos that look like a map. As the threat to her increases, the two flee through deserts, mountains, and swamps. They have only one option for escape: to cross the border. But will they be able to find their way through this land that bears no resemblance to the maps Roland is familiar with and will his desire to save her get them both killed? JUL221618


Why this caught my eye:

If you're already familiar with Peeters and Schuiten's work (and you don't already have some version of this), then you're probably going to pick this up anyway. If you aren't already familiar with them, you can learn more about their Obscure Cities works here. And do a yourself a favor and just do a google search for Schuiten and check out more of his artwork.

 

That's it for this batch, we'll hit up some crime/suspense on the next round!

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