Avatar Press has provided CBR News with first looks at new comics shipping this week — Wednesday, January 30 — to finer comics stores. When you’re done checking out these exciting previews of "Narcopolis" #1 by Jamie Delano and Jeremy Rock and "Black Summer" #5 by Warren Ellis and Juan Jose Ryp, be sure to stop by CBR’s Indie Comics forum to discuss these Avatar Press titles with fellow readers.
For more on "Nacopolis," check out our interview with writer Jamie Delano.
Cover: Jeremy Rock
Writer: Jamie Delano
Art: Jeremy Rock
Format: Full Color, 32 pages, 1 of 4
Jamie Delano is back with this new science fiction masterpiece! The British writing maestro, who helped usher in Vertigo with his launch of Hellblazer, returns to comics with his radical new vision of the future. The citizens of Narcopolis lead blessed lives, enriched by sucking down delicious MamaDream and filling their tasks to enrich society. But Gray Neighbor just isn’t sure that is all life has to offer, and maybe there is more beyond the daily sluice. But when a psychestryke horrorist attack brings carnage to his life, he is thrust deeper into the edges of this utopian society and into conflict with the agents of T.R.U.S.T. who keep order. Crafting whole new chunks of language, and stunning concepts of a bizarre new world, Delano delivers a masterful new series that has to been seen to be believed! New artist Jeremy Rock provides stunningly detailed sequential pages that fully compliment this truly revolutionary book. Each issue is available with a regular and wraparound cover by Jeremy Rock and also a rare 1-in-15 Design Sketch Cover Edition by Rock.
BLACK SUMMER #5
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: Juan Jose Ryp
Format: Full Color, 32 pages, monthly, 5 of 7
Warren Ellis’ masked hero masterpiece continues it’s monthly run right here! The Seven Guns’ flare of anger following the death of one of their own has burned itself out. But they must know there’s going to be retaliation. They must know that, sooner or later, the scale of what Frank Blacksmith has been doing over the last few years would be revealed to them. A private army, waiting for the day Frank would be ordered to wipe out the Guns… It’s going to be a super-powered conflict unlike any you’ve ever seen! With art by the genius Juan Jose Ryp, no fan of The Authority or Wanted will want to miss this bleeding-edge eight issue masterpiece. This issue is available with a regular or wraparound cover and also a rare 1-in-25 cover featuring the Tom Noir design sketch, all by series artist Juan Jose Ryp.