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UBER returns thanks to Kickstarter campaign
EDITOR’S NOTE: UBER was one of the more adventurous titles under the Avatar umbrella. We stopped reading it because of a massive backlog of unread titles and had to cut back. We regret that now. Seems like it has a good following, although maybe not enough for Avatar to publish a new story arc without the evidence of fan support via crowdfunding monies to cover publishing costs. However, we know many other popular books that have been funded this way (Squarriors from Devil’s Due, for one) so we are going to without judgment. This has already been funded but you can still participate for the next week or so and come away with your own set, etc. See the link at the end of this article. . . . . . .
From the official Comics Calvacade press release . . . . .
Kieron Gillen's alternate history WW2 epic of Axis Germany developing the first enhanced humans returns with UBER: INVASION!
After leaving fans with the greatest cliffhanger ending ever, its finally time to bring UBER back for an all-new massive series, with your help! Kieron Gillen returns with artist Daniel Gete for a shocking new chapter in the UBER epic, as the Germans use their monstrous power to invade America!
Fans and critics alike agree that UBER is a breathtaking masterpiece, and Alan Moore offers the most compelling of raves: "Situating the superhuman in its only credible real-life context, UBER gives us an appallingly logical and brilliantly-imagined world where the Third Reich’s science lived up to its rhetoric. In a carefully-realized geopolitical landscape, the giant names of the Second World War act out their revised destinies to jaw-dropping and spectacular effect, with Kieron Gillen right at the top of his dazzling form and his artistic collaborators expertly embellishing the vast historical canvas he’s prepared for them. Making fifteen-foot-tall invulnerable monsters with reality-warping psychic abilities seem as acceptable and grimly inevitable in its alternate timeline as nuclear weapons came to seem in ours, UBER is simply the most compelling, addictive and ambitious ongoing comic-book series that I have seen in years. Unless you happen to be made of vapour, it will grip you and refuse to let you go." - Alan Moore
EDITOR’S NOTE: Aftershock Comics publisher and chief creative officer Joe Pruett will make a guest appearance at Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, DE this Friday 11/03. He’ll be signing copies of his own BLACK EYED KIDS (B.E.K.) comic and Aftershock books as well as meeting and talking with fans and interested customers. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to attend, read below to learn more information about Joe Pruett . . . . . . . . . . Joe Pruett, 51, is a graduate of the University of Georgia and a veteran of the comic book industry. He’s previously worked as an inker, letterer, writer, editor, and publisher at various companies. His most recent work is at Aftershock Comics where he serves as publisher and C.C.O. as well as writer of the popular horror series, BLACK-EYED KIDS. Tracing Pruett’s career path in the comics industry is like taking a tour of indie comics publishers of the late 80’s and early ’90’s. Pruett was hired in 1989 as an assistant to…
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SANDMAN Vol. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES TPB: Sandman Vol. 1 Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg
With Neil Gaiman revisiting the Sandman universe with his new mini, Sandman: Overture, this seemed like a good time to review his original masterpiece. In the first volume, the Sandman is captured by a rich occultist who endeavors to capture Death and make it do his bidding. Instead, he captures the Sandman whom he imprisons for 70 years. Eventually escaping, he learns that the symbols of his office have since been turned into powerful relics used by the mystical community. On a search for the symbols of his station from which he draws power, the Sandman must deal with Constantine, go through Hell itself, and stop a deranged inmate of Arkham who suddenly has power and the sick mind to put it to use. Neil Gaiman likely needs no introduction if you’re familiar with Sandman. It’s his best known work and one of the few graphic novels ever to make the New York Times Bestselle…