By Andy Khouri
On sale this week from IDW Publishing is The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #3, continuing what is only the second-ever full-length Rocketeer story not written and drawn by the late, great Dave Stevens. Produced in full cooperation with Stevens’ estate, the new miniseries by ComicsAlliance favorites Roger Langridge (Thor: The Mighty Avenger, The Muppet Show) and J. Bone (The Spirit, Wolverine/Doop) takes the Rocketeer into both familiar and unfamiliar territory with a possibly supernatural mystery that draws influence from the Golden Age of Hollywood, where the plucky model/actress Betty runs up against a creepy Hollywood cult while her boyfriend, perennial hero/screw-up Cliff, loses track of his irreplaceable Rocketeer jetpack.
Click on to sample seven pages from the new issue, which includes the color work of Jordie Bellaire and a cover by Walt Simonson.
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By Chris Sims
I think it’s safe to say that all of us here at ComicsAlliance are pretty excited about Boom Studios’ Regular Show comic, slated to launch next month with the creative team of K.C. Green and Allison Strejlau. The only problem is that, well, we don’t really want to wait until April to actually get our hands on it.
Fortunately, there’s an answer: Regular Show fans heading to Anaheim this weekend’s WonderCon can pick up an exclusive preview book, featuring Green, Strejlau and a bonus short story by Brian Butler and Maarta Laiho.
By Andy Khouri
In the classic horror anthology originally published by Jim Warren and edited by Archie Goodwin, Creepy’s tales of terror were always introduced by the grotesque Uncle Creepy, a kind of ghoulish master of ceremonies who became a beloved character in his own right. One of the changes that came with Dark Horse Comics’ revival of Creepy was the expansion of the so-called Creepy Family to include sisters, brothers, cousins, little children and ancient, decrepit grandparents. Their macabre antics have been depicted in one-page strips created by Creepy editor Dan Braun and the great Peter Bagge (Hate, Reset).
Dark Horse’s Creepy Comics #11 will go on sale just in time for Valentine’s Day, and you can expect some appropriately inappropriate love stories for the occasion. One of them is a new “Creepy Family” strip by Braun and Bagge in which Grandma Morgana and Grandpa Pierpont express their affection for one another in the style to which Creepy readers have become accustomed. It’s really cute if you like horrible things.
Creepy Comics #11 goes on sale February 13 in finer comics shops and digitally from Dark Horse Digital, where you can also catch up on issues #1-10. Dark Horse has also published hardcover volumes of the original Creepy anthology that you can learn more about right here.
First Look: Sif’s Story Goes ‘Even Further Down the Road To Crazytown’ in ‘Journey Into Mystery’ #648
Taking the reigns from Kieron Gillen after his departure was certainly going to be a challenge. Starting in April 2011 Gillen spent over a year on Journey into Mystery, until his highly regarded run on the series came to an end this fall. Kathryn Immonen took over as writer starting with issue #646 and, perhaps to the surprise of no one who has followed her career up to this point, she and new series artist Valerio Schiti haven’t missed a beat. Changing the focus from Kid Loki to Lady Sif, Immonen’s first two issues on the series have been well received, as she’s shown fans Sif is far more than just an occasional sidekick/love interest for The God of Thunder.
Marvel has provided ComicsAlliance with a preview for January’s Journey into Mystery #648, andwe reached out to series editor Lauren Sankovitch, who says this upcoming issue takes Sif’s story “even further down the road to crazytown.”
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