November 2015 Previews: Carman’s Picks

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Prophet Earth War #1 (of 6)

Publisher: Image Comics

(W) Brandon Graham, Simon Roy (A) Ron Ackins (CA) Simon Roy

THE EPIC CONCLUSION TO PROPHET BEGINS HERE!
A clone general goes against his Brain-Mother overlords to gain control of an alien egg.

IT HAS RETURNED. Graham and company’s run on Prophet has been some of the best science fiction in comics, and Earth War will be the six part conclusion to the series. After the last arc of Prophet ended in July of 2014, there was some confusion as to when Earth War would be published, or if we would see it at all. Alas, dear readers, this series is finally coming to your local comic shop. If you like weird sci-fi, I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

 

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Nowhere Men #7

Publisher: Image Comics

(W) Eric Stephenson (A) Jordie Bellaire & Various (CA) Fonographiks, Dave Taylor

NEW STORY ARC
ERIC STEPHENSON, JORDIE BELLAIRE, and FONOGRAFIKS welcome new artists DAVE TAYLOR and EMI LENOX as the Eisner-nominated series returns with the first of six all-new issues. Featuring thirty-two pages of story and no ads for $2.99, the second story arc picks up right where the volume one trade paperback left off and will ship monthly through May 2016.

Speaking of a book being on hiatus,the last issue of Nowhere Men was published on October 16th, 2013. After over two years of waiting, the return of this riveting series is on the horizon. Although I am excited to see what the new creative team brings (nice to see Emi Lenox of Plutona will be working on the book), I am still saddened by the indefinite departure of Nowhere Men’s original artist, Nate Bellegarde. During the book’s hiatus, Bellegarde wrote a candid blog post on why the book was in limbo, attributing it largely to his personal struggles with anxiety and depression (you can read his post here). In that respect, the return of Nowhere Men is bittersweet for me, but I am hoping for the best for the series, the new creative team, and for Bellegarde.

 

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Doom Patrol TP Vol 1 & Nameless HC

I couldn’t decided on which Grant Morrison collected edition I wanted to include here, so I decided to choose both! Doom Patrol is a book I’ve wanted to read for a while now, so I am excited to have a new printing that I can jump into easily. I’ve enjoyed the weird sci-fi horror of Nameless, and I’m looking forward to see how it wraps up (one issue left!). It looks like I may be picking up this hardcover edition of all six issues, as well.

 

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A Heap of Video Game Stuff

Browsing through this month’s issue of Previews, I noticed there’s a ton of cool video game-related stuff coming out soon. Although I’ve never played World of Warcraft myself, Blizzard Interactive is known for populating their games with interesting lore, and this World of Warcraft Chronicle Hardcover Volume 1 looks to be a really nice way to explore some of that stuff (fans of Hearthstone will probably enjoy it, too!). Along those lines, we’ll also be seeing hardcover art books being released for upcoming video games like Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, as well as Bethesda’s Fallout 4. Speaking of Bethesda, Funko will be releasing action figures for both The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4 that are looking pretty cool. Not to mention this awesome model kit for MGS V: The Phantom Pain’s Metal Gear Sahelanthropus.

 

Shh, no words. Just Furbacca.

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