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Friday, February 28, 2014

Joe Hill's The Cape | Comics

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Joe Hill's The Cape | Comics
Eric and Nicky were brothers growing up together playing Red Bolt and Streak, one chasing another until the day, when Eric get rid of his cape and fell from a tree. Though he survived the fall, it took a great physical toll on him, or mostly on his skull. He had his cape from all his childhood, which was actually a blue blanket that Eric would never let go off and later his mom cropped it to a downsize and sew a red lightning bolt along with a marine patch of his father Captain Gordon Chase, who went missing in action during Vietnam War. After that accident, Eric never even saw the cape again and moved on in life. However, he was a lazy slack compared to his brother Nicky, yet managed to befriend with his friend Angela, who would become Eric's girlfriend.

They totally hit it off as a couple as Angie is always thinking about a future but Eric's lazy ass attitude made him miss every job deadlines and he settled in for delivering pizzas, while Angie finished school and was busting her ass with nursing school. Things were going good for Angie as well as Nicky and they both were worried about Eric, who in a never-ending frustration of failing at everything, loses it. Soon, Angela leaves him and his landlord kicked him out, forcing him to move into his mother's basement. At night, he eventually found the cape his childhood when looking for something to beat the cold and realized that wearing it, he can now fly. After spending his whole life as a sore loser, Eric finally decides to explore his dark side upon getting his hands on this new power.
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To The Skies
Here is your links for "The Cape" limited series from IDW Comics in issues.

Joe Hill's The Cape One-Shot

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Cape and Chainsaw Massacre

Here is your links for "The Cape" limited series from IDW Comics.

Joe Hill's The Cape

Joe Hill's The Cape (Deluxe Edition)

New York Times bestselling writer Joe Hill (Locke & Key, Wraith – Welcome to Christmasland)'s book The Cape is a four-part limited series that came out on 2012 from IDW. Writer Jason Ciaramella (Oxymoron, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Villains) took the liberty of adapting the original story for series alongside artists Nelson Daniel (Judge Dredd, Wild Blue Yonder) and Zach Howard (Aliens – More Than Human, Judge Dredd – City Limits). The dark and gritty psychological thriller vibe really made it a phenomenon for comic books that are suited for adult readers. Following the immense success of The Cape, IDW came up with a prequel of the series titled "Joe Hill's The Cape – 1969" in 2013 by the same creative team involved with this one.
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Joe Hill's The Cape – 1969 | Comics

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Joe Hill's The Cape – 1969 | Comics
During the period of Vietnam War in 1969, Captain Gordon Chase was a medevac chopper pilot. While he was serving for US Army, his wife was reading a letter he sent to their kids Eric and Nicky back home. Chase and his friends were having things a bit quiet for a few weeks and thought all of it will be over soon. But war can turn out ugly any second and as they were unaware of the gathering soldiers on waiting to ambush on them, Chase and the troops were having a laugh. Suddenly a bullet hit one of them in the head and their copter was heading for impact from the heavy fire it took from the soldiers below. By the time, they crash-landed, co-pilot Larry got shot. Chase managed to pull the chopper far from the shootout and only three of them were alive.

Impatient to get out of this mess, one of them gets riddled with bullets by enemy forces. The Vietcong fired at their chopper and when paused, Chase throws a grenade, decimating them and starts running with his fellow combat medic behind enemy lines. Whereas, squads were searching for them, a mystery person was looking upon them from above the tree, who seems amused by the nonsensical destruction of war. Eventually Chase and his fellow medic gets captured and they killed the latter. Chase was imprisoned and the next day they throw in the mystery person watching them prior, whom they call a witch. As the world believes Chase is missing in action, he decides to exact vengeance on the Vietcong for his fallen comrades with help from an unexpected source.
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Desire of Destruction
Here is your links for "The Cape – 1969" limited series from IDW Comics in issues.

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Game of Chase

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Joe Hill's The Cape – 1969

Based on the original work of New York Times bestselling writer Joe Hill (Locke & Key, Wraith – Welcome to Christmasland), The Cape – 1969 is actually a prequel story for Joe Hill's The Cape. This four-part limited series was released on 2013 from IDW, a year after its sequel and it was written by Jason Ciaramella (Oxymoron, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Villains). Artist Nelson Daniel (Judge Dredd, Wild Blue Yonder) and Zach Howard (Aliens – More Than Human, Judge Dredd – City Limits) were at the wheels of illustration duty and they did a great job. Although, there are very little space for character development and the overall plot is pretty gory, which makes the book not very suitable for everyone, it is highly recommended for anyone who wishes to get into some solid storytelling.
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Aliens – More Than Human | Comics

An exploratory operation known as Honito Enterprises found a distant planet on a far away planetary system called Chione. It is full of vast lands, untapped resources and mystery of its own. So, when they found this seemingly uninhabited planet that promises a lot of possibilities, they immediately flagged it through a file claim for massive planetary findings for later times. Upon learning of a recent finding of some non-human artifacts, they immediately have sent along a crew for archeological dig to go there prospecting the area.

After a journey of eighteen months long hyper-sleep into the ship Vidar, the planetary explorers group wakes up shortly before landing. Biologist David Sereda came along the group to do some paperwork on site finally reaches to the colony of crews. Because of some radio problem, the surveyors couldn't communicate with anyone but were still greeted by Chester Adnour and Gary Lowenger of mining crews residing there. Shortly after their arrival, all members of the exploration team were suddenly shot down in cold blood.

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Aliens – More Than Human | Comics

Apparently those folks didn't want the explorers to find something mysterious, hidden beneath the lands of Chione and is determined to keep it to themselves. After dumping those deceased bodies, they came to an ancient valley while talking about discovering some blessings and missions to carry out. As night falls and the crew left, a heavily wounded Sereda slowly manages to crawl back up from the pile of his now-dead companions, who is revealed to be a synthetic android among a group of humans.

The gunshot has messed up his basic programming and now he has his own free will. He patches himself up to functionality and prepares to take off but then he responds to a sudden emergency radio signal on his frequency from a woman named Andrea Keats of the crews from the ancient Canyon City deep down below. She identifies herself as one of the member from earlier explorer teams Honito Inc. had sent here. Andrea fearfully speaks of some monsters around these labyrinths of passages seeking to kill her.

After arming himself up, Sereda advances towards the passage of mazes and learns from her that how people from Andrea's camp had all gone crazy after some scouts have found the complex at first. They were all duped with illusions from mind-numbing living rocks and gone crazy. However, people have found a few Alien Eggs hidden beneath the city and their nightmare just came true quite shortly. These murderous beasts aren’t just the typical sneaky bugs who want to sink their vicious teeth on human flesh as they used to be. They’re like a sub-species or a Phenotype, who only seem to have one mode; Attack!

For more information on Aliens – More Than Human limited series, you can check out the link below.

Aliens – More Than Human (Comics) Wikia

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Xenomorph Massacre

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01. Free Comic Book Day – Aliens/Predator

02. Aliens V3 01

03. Aliens V3 02

04. Aliens V3 03

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Aliens – More Than Human

Following a decade long absence in publication after releasing Aliens – Xenogenesis, Dark Horse Comics decided to re-launch their popular Aliens franchise once again. So in 2009, writer John Arcudi (Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D.) was teamed up with artist Zach Howard (The Cape, Wild Blue Yonder) and Gabriel Andrade to work on the four issue limited series titled “Aliens – More Than Human”, which was at first simply called Aliens 3. Since, their goal was to revamp the series for a fresh new start, they moved up from archetypal horror stories we have been fed for last few decades and it worked out perfectly fine.

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Faceless Horrors of Necropolis

In terms of storytelling, the point of moving with a Synthetic protagonist instead of a human in distress with a will to survive all odds paid off real good. A one-shot book titled “Free Comic Book Day – Aliens/Predator” was also released by publisher on the same year to tie-in with this story to give it the source of origin through a prologue. Aside from putting an Android on driving wheel, this limited series also introduced a new breed of Tusked Xenomorphs in lore. The series not only rejuvenated entire Alien chronicles but also served as a prequel for oncoming six-issue series crossover Aliens Vs. Predator – Three World War, that came in later.
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Judge Dredd – City Limits | Comics

From riot control to robots breaking down, Judge Dredd goes digging deep into the past only to find out disturbing truth.

Mega-City One is a metropolis of the North American territory in 22nd century Earth, which has become a home of 800 million people living there. Among them, there are ordinary citizens of several different classes, highly advanced group of robot workers, a load of the worst lunatics in forms of both ordinary and super-criminals to upset law.

A city with high rate of crime, a band of Judges is the only thing that keeps the balance of peace and anarchy among its dwellers. There is also huge discrimination of status among entire populace that greatly separates elite class of people from poor and sometimes it even creates a major revolt that shakes the entire system to its core.

Advanced robots are deployed to do the chores of these civilians and they are designed not to fail under any circumstances. However, a small malfunction in one of them can create a chain-reaction among many of them that eventually spreads.

A genetically enhanced regenerative tree atop Pleasure Mall called the Paradise Machine is designed to grow fruits and recycle them endlessly. When it suddenly malfunctions by starting to blast off windows and acting hostile by throwing fruits and pulling people off, a small bandit group uses this as a diversion for looting.

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Judge Dredd – City Limits | Comics

The shortly arrival of Judges stalled the looters for a while but they quickly escaped using another periodic malfunction of Paradise Machine as a diversion. Judge Dredd was about to get the drop on them but couldn't do it as his firearms got jammed. Outraged by his own failure, Dredd instantly blew up the tree with a High-Ex round.

A group of robots then confronts Judges for this destruction and even charged Judge Tarjay with taser for talking back, leading rest of his colleagues to blow them up all by open firing armor-piercing rounds. Dredd chased those creeps down to sewer and to his surprise, he only found several beheaded corpse of the criminals.

One of the perps was found alive but before he could be arrested and taken in for further interrogation, an ambush blasts his head off on spot. He and fellow Judge Myers believe this robot malfunction is pre-planned. Myers was almost getting his head chewed off by a sanitation robot later on during an escalated Block War.

When following him back at his home, Dredd finds some of his actions suspicious and discovered evidence that led him to believe someone is trying to frame his colleague. He seeks aid from one of his old accomplice Judge Anderson of PSI Division to dig deeper inside this complex puzzle after looking at Myers' case files.

Though Anderson initially finds him clean but then an emergency sends Dredd away on patrol, where he is ambushed and despite Joe shooting back almost immediately, the shooter managed to evade heat-seeking bullets. His attacker who appears to be highly efficient and even Judge-trained, eventually managed to flee scene.

With a little help from Anderson, dark secrets of a bent Judge named Lou Thompson from past came forward while looking through record division. Apparently, Myers was the responding officer when this corrupt PSI Judge was taken down and they suspect Lou has been hiding within his psyche after quietly sneaking inside.

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Into The Psyche

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Judge Dredd – City Limits

Popular 2000AD fictional super-cop character Judge Dredd has returned in a brand-new monthly ongoing series from IDW in 2012 and it kick-started with a four-part storyline titled "City Limits" to begin with that collects issues #01-04, plotted out by comic-book writer Duane Swierczynski (Godzilla, Harbinger Wars).

He was aided by Nelson Daniel (Joe Hill's The Cape, Wild Blue Yonder), who took care of all interior arts and penciler Zach Howard (Aliens – More Than Human, The Cape – 1969) has joined to provide cover arts for issues involved. Renowned artist Whilce Portacio (Image United, Spawn) has notably worked on a variant cover.

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Robots in Revolt

Swierczynski started a complete new series of inter-connected stories that will lead Dredd to revisit familiar places and encounter many deadly former enemies he already butted heads with before. As always, Judge Anderson provides one of his best supports and fortunately unfolds a sinister plot in works before it was too late.

A team of talented illustrators including Langdon Foss, Paul Gulacy, Brendan McCarthy and Inaki Miranda has worked on back-up stories featuring additional tales. Up next, comes "The Long Fail" from same creators that follow recent events.
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Thursday, June 24, 2004

Predator | Comics

On an alien prime home world of their own, there lives an extraterrestrial race of humanoid beings known as The Yautja, or simply as Predators. These beings are one of the most deadly species that ever existed in the universe as they constantly prey on other dangerous life forms for sport using blades, retractable spears and nets.

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Predator | Comics

Other than that they also uses advanced energy based laser weapons and camouflage technology. Upon setting the traps and playfully killing the prey, the Predators often mutilate the body of its victim to collect the head as a trophy. This hunting also somehow proves their worthiness to their clan as established hunters and led them in conflict with many races; even humans.

For centuries, the Predators have been visiting earth along with many other inhabitable planets of the solar system and their inhabitants for the purpose of better game hunting and till date, the Alien Xenomorphs are the best opponents they have ever encountered throughout the entire galaxy.

Killing Xenomorphs on their first hunt sought to prove their worth to the clan they belongs and a Yautja with a reputation of destroying Alien hives are regarded with highest honor. Yet, they also found the humans quite formidable on few of their visits on Earth and eventually either met defeat at a human’s hand or teamed-up with them to face greater threats like massive Xenomorph outbreaks or The Engineers.

For more information on Predator comics series, you can check out these links below.

Predator (Comics) Wikipedia

Predator (Comics) Wikia

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The Savage Killer

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Predator Omnibus Volume 01

Predator – Concrete Jungle

Predator – Cold War

Predator Omnibus Volume 02

Predator – Race War

Predator – Big Game

Predator Omnibus Volume 03

Predator – Kindred

Predator – Hell and Hot Water

Predator Omnibus Volume 04

Created by Jim and John Thomas as a fictional character who belongs to an extraterrestrial species, Predator was introduced back in 1987 as an antagonist in the John McTiernan directed film of the same titular name. Later the film spawned its array and even made crossovers with another iconic character; Aliens. Dark Horse Comics got the publishing rights to the comic book stories featuring the character and the idea of a crossover came up in their minds first as they launched “Aliens Vs. Predators”.

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Yautja Stalks and Hunts

Apart from making appearances as the main featured character in their own series, the character also emerge on company-wide crossovers and also show up aside popular characters like Batman, Superman, Tarzan and Judge Dredd from other publications.
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