With the beta testing of their web service well under way, and plans to relaunch the iOS apps too, Grpahic.Ly are still releasing new comics on a daily basis on the web, Android and iPhone/iPad.
First onto the highlights of the week:
Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero #1
STAN’S BACK! The Publishing Event of the Year! Stan Lee, the most colossal force in the history of comics, teams up with BOOM! Studios to deliver a brand new line of superhero comics! The great innovator of our industry brings his inimitable talents back to the direct market in an explosive line of comics that nobody is prepared for! In this first ongoing series, Soldier Zero, Stan teams up with critically acclaimed writer Paul Cornell (Action Comics, Doctor Who) and artist Javier Pina (Superman, Batman) for a dramatic, action-packed superhero scorcher. When an alien parasite falls to Earth, wheelchair-bound college student Stewart Travers becomes infected, and goes through super-human changes that no mortal could imagine. Forced into a galactic war that’s chosen Earth as the battlefield, Stewart defends the front line as Soldier Zero! Half-Human. Half-Alien. All Weapon. The intergalactic war hits Earth this October in a new ongoing series from Stan Lee and BOOM! Studios! Featuring covers by fan-favorite artists Trevor Hairsine (X-Men), Dave Johnson (Punisher).
Astonishing X-Men #1
“Gifted” pt. 1 (of 6). Dream-team creators Joss Whedon (creator of TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and John Cassady bring readers the explosive #1 issue of the all-new flagship X-Men series. As part of X-Men: Reload, this issue marks a return to classic greatness and the beginning of a brand-new era for the X-Men.
To some extent we all live in the shadows and inherit the sins of our fathers. Brian Cohn is dealing with it more than most. Already managing schizophrenia inherited from his father and expecting his first child with his wife, Brian is shocked when his father confesses to the murder of numerous young girls on his death bed in an Alzheimer’s induced rant. Now struggling to rectify his memories of his father with the evidence of the evil monster he may have actually been, Brian’s life is further shook when new bodies begin to surface. The killer has returned and Brian is terrified that it might be him.