Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Review - ScreamRide


If you've ever thought to yourself while at an amusement park that you could make a bigger, better roller coaster, the thought probably ended there. It's not very likely you went out and pursued a degree in engineering and actually designed one. Maybe you grabbed a game like RollerCoaster Tycoon and tried your luck there. If even that game seems like too much of engineering feat, then maybe ScreamRide is the game for you.

ScreamRide is developed by Frontier Developments and published by Microsoft Studios.

Valiant Unveils X-O Manowar/Bloodshot MiniMates Two-Packs


X-O Manowar and Bloodshot are cornerstones of the Valiant Universe. The two heroes have been through their fair share of trials and tribulations as part of that universe, giving a good reason to lionize the two of them with statues. And while life-sized statues are probably out of the question (unless maybe in the books), smaller representations of them are perfectly acceptable. That's where Toys "R" Us comes in, as they're partnering with the publisher to debut X-O Manowar and Bloodshot MiniMates two-packs. Each comes complete with both heroes' signature accessories, alternate parts and an exclusive, never-before-seen Valiant comic book insert, as well as a free comic book digital download offer, powered by comiXology.

"Valiant's fans around the world have continuously requested figurines of their favorite characters," said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. "We are thrilled to bring two of Valiant's classic heroes to Toys”R”Us for the first time with Valiant MiniMates, giving fans old and new an opportunity to get to know our exciting line of characters with value added offerings. And we are delighted to join the ranks of the top intellectual property characters to be represented in MiniMates form."

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia, the fifth century Visigoth now called X-O Manowar, has never known peace. Abducted and enslaved by the savage alien empire known as The Vine, Aric finally escaped his captors after stealing their ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor and then returned to Earth…only to find that more than a thousand years had passed in his absence. Stranded in the modern day, the most primitive man on Earth now wields the most powerful weapon in existence as X-O Manowar. Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well. But after defying his programming and escaping his captors, Bloodshot now fights to rediscover to the secret of his true identity – but remains haunted by the past that nearly destroyed him.

“The Valiant Universe is one of the premier comic book universes, with a history of great storytelling, great character design and great artwork,” said Chuck Terceira, President of Diamond Select Toys. “The fact that it has not had more merchandise has always been a mystery to me, and when the opportunity arose for DST to create some of Valiant’s first collectible toys, we were all excited to be on board.”

Full press release below.

Raven Gregory Returns with Widow's Web


Raven Gregory has amassed himself quite a following over the years. He's hoping that many of those readers will follow him to a brand new series he's collaborating with Autumn Ivy, Ian Snyder and Liezl Buneaventura on in Widow's Web. The series is already getting early praise and it's just launched a Kickstarter campaign to spread those praises even further.

"Widow's Web takes you down a path that is simultaneously familiar and alien; it's full of experiences, characters and conversations we've all witnessed, as well as those we pray we never will. Gregory, Ivy and the rest of the creative team have woven their own web that will lure you in and never let you go.” - Drunk on Comics

Set in a world that is not our own, the story follows Dahlia White, an unassuming bartender living in the strange yet familiar Tcesni City as she attempts to balance her life with the horrifying secret of who and WHAT she really is. A balance that is thrown into absolute chaos when a down-on-his-luck, Pterra Atrus, walks through her door turning her already crazy world upside down. A world where not everything or everyone is what they seem.

Full press release below.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Review - Neverboy #1


"I feel like life is meaningless."

Today's world is one filled with armchair psychiatrists, perusers of WebMD who think they're doctors and an over-prescription of drugs as a means of dealing with issues. Much of those drugs are aimed at reducing pain in some shape or form, but there's really none available to keep one grounded in the imagination. That is, none until Neverboy #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Shaun Simon, illustrated by Tyler Jenkins, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick and lettered by Nate Piekos of Blambot.

Find Room in Your Heart for Soft Spots


Sunny, Beauty, Trouble, Sad, Itchy and Tickly Spot aren't salacious names of individuals with questionable character. They're actually the names of six puppies having fun and sharing special messages with kids all over the world. And Action Lab Entertainment is getting in on the action, partnering with Big On Toy Innovations and Toys 'R Us on a new line of thirty-six collectible figurines. And Action Lab is the exclusive US distributor.

The collectible figures each come with a spotted barrel with a secret message written in four languages. Each Soft Spots character comes in multiple poses, with individual foil bags, multi-figure packs and playsets. Manufactured by Big On Toy Innovation (BOTI) Global Ltd. and currently available internationally, Soft Spots are six cute, colorful, spotted puppies who came to life as a little girl called Sophie painted them in fun, fresh, funky colors. Each puppy reflects an aspect of Sophie’s personality and carries a barrel tag with a secret message that can be collected and shared with friends. In addition, Action Lab Entertainment will be publishing a Soft Spots comic and activity magazine, featuring Sophie and the Soft Spots, which will be available for order through Diamond Comics Distribution.

Full press release below.

Aspen Comics Prepares to Debut All-Female Team on The Four Points


April 8th, 2015, will likely be an innocuous day for many inhabitants of this fine planet. Sure, many will celebrate a birthday on the day or maybe an anniversary, but by and large it's just like any other day. For Aspen Comics though, there's something special about that day. Something worth celebrating even. On April 8, 2015, Aspen Comics will debut The Four Points, written by Scott Lobdell, illustrated by Jordan Gunderson and colored by Valentina Pinto.

“Working for Aspen has always meant writing some of the most beautiful, dangerous, and powerful women in comics. Now imagine what a team of those young women will be like!” says Lobdell. “For centuries we’ve heard about the Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse. Finally we’re going to foncus on the four young elementals who’ve been tasked with stopping these ancient harbingers of destruction. Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water are the easiest ways to describe the quartet of women who make up The Four Points…but that barely scratches the surface of the power they wield.

Following a family tragedy, Gia Sorrentino has inherited an empire and is finally free to explore her full potential and perhaps even unlock some of the most unimaginable secrets of mankind. But with the amazing comes the sinister, and Gia and three other women who also possess abilities of inhuman nature must work together to thwart an ancient evil on the rise in this all-female team series. The Four Points will also feature multiple exclusive variant covers from series creator Jordan Gunderson--as well as Khari Randolph--for the complete run of the exhilarating new adventure series.

Full press release below.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Defense With The BoomStick


(Disclaimer: This post is an ongoing story set in a world where zombies have taken over and people are fighting to survive anyway they can. This is my story of survival)

Year 6. Week 27.

On our way to Texas. Supplies and personnel were left behind in Salt Lake City and now our team of forty is on the move to the gulf coast region of Texas. The ultimate goal is Corpus Christi for all the naval and air forces bases down there. If we're going to find the drones and gear we're wanting it’s going to be there.

We didn’t have any issues getting to Salt Lake City, beyond the sporadic walker on the road. There weren’t any massed hordes in our way or obstacles blocking our path. It went smoothly and now we're on the road again. Even with a safe haven for us survivors to live out our days in, I still find myself constantly moving and staying out beyond secure walls. After fighting to survive for so long that transition makes it rough and for most of us out here, again doing what we do makes living worthwhile.

Review - Joe Frankenstein #1


"The question is, who are you?"

If you're a pizza delivery driver, things might not be the best. You may have a girlfriend, you likely have little money to your name and you may not be related to Frankenstein. Or vampires. Or maybe you are and just don't know it. Regardless, it all makes for a fascinating tale, as in Joe Frankenstein #1 from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Graham Nolan and Chuck Dixon, illustrated by Nolan, colored by Gregory Wright and lettered by Chris Mowry.

People Never Change With the Times in Hit: 1957

Hit: 1957 #1 Main Cover

Los Angeles is rife with glitz and glamour, but part of that atmosphere comes at a cost. There's a pretty violent history at times for the city, with individuals doing all sorts of intense things to get what they want. BOOM! Studios plans to delve even deeper into that sordid past, as Bryce Carlson and Vanessa R. Del Rey are returning for the next chapter in Hit: 1957. This new limited series is a follow-up to the Harvey Award-nominated miniseries Hit: 1955 and takes readers later in the violent decade of change for Los Angeles with familiar faces, new threats and more sharp, smart noir.

“Hit: 1955 took us deep into the gritty past of the City of Angels, and we couldn’t wait for Bryce and Vanesa to continue the story of their clandestine LAPD hit squad,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Vanesa’s artwork is stunning, Bryce’s noir-infused writing is sharp, and the stakes are even higher as we find Harvey Slater and ompany in 1957. We can’t wait for you to join us for another Hit!”

Crime is down in Los Angeles—at least, on the surface. Mickey Cohen has been quiet since his release from prison and the LAPD has seemingly regained control of the city. But the underground is a different story. Det. Harvey Slater and company have spent the last two years focused on Domino and his Syndicate’s unrelenting infiltration, but no matter how many people the hit squad kills, the real fight for Los Angeles rages on. Meanwhile, Slater’s being hounded by Internal Affairs, Bonnie Brae is missing, and everything is falling apart at the seams.

Hit: 1957 #1 arrives in comic shops on March 25th with a main cover by Del Rey for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JAN151099. A new cover by Terry Dodson has been added and can be ordered in any quantity under Diamond order code DEC148680. Also available in a limited quantity are a 10 Years Anniversary incentive cover by Trevor Hairsine and a retailer incentive cover by Dustin Nguyen. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is March 2nd. Full press release below.

Archie Comics Pits Sega Vs. Capcom


In 2013, Archie Comics collided two worlds. That crossover featured Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man, two representatives of the more storied franchises in video game history. It's 2015 now and Archie Comics feels there's more to their worlds that can be smashed together, as they're preparing to debut Worlds Unite. The new book will feature characters from both universes, including characters from Alex Kidd, Billy Hatcher, Golden Axe, NiGHTS, Skies of Arcadia and Panzer Dragoon, along with characters from Breath of Fire, Ghosts N' Goblins, Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, Okami and Viewtiful Joe series.

"This crossover event is unlike any other you've ever seen before," Director of Editorial Paul Kaminski said. "So sit back, grab a chili dog and an E-Tank, and prepare yourself for the ultimate multi-franchise crossover comic book experience!"

Worlds Unite begins in May with a special prelude comic available for free in comic book stores nationwide on Free Comic Book Day. The 12-part crossover event begins in Sonic Universe #76 and continues through the other Archie Action titles including Sonic Boom, Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man. Full press release below.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Review - Mister X: Razed #1


"It's like the neighborhood is cursed."

Mister X is an architect who's developed a city. That city is more or less like any other city, yet Mister X goes to great lengths to ensure that the city treats its citizens with the same level of respect that its citizens treat the city with. In Mister X: Razed #1, Dark Horse Comics brings readers into more events overseen by the mysterious guardian. The issue is written and illustrated by Dean Motter.

Archaia Brings The March of the Crabs to English-Speaking Audience

The March of the Crabs

The Earth is a great, big place. It's got a lot of countries and different civilizations. With those civilizations comes a lot of differing stories, one of which is about to be released to an English-speaking audience for the first time. This March, Archaia is pleased to announce the debut of The March of the Crabs Vol. 1: The Crabby Condition hardcover from French animator Arthur de Pins. Combining the slick look of Art Deco with tongue-in-cheek humor, de Pins tells the story of a hapless species of crab that is one of nature’s cruel jokes, and what it means when they start breaking out of their set evolution.

“Archaia has always taken pride in bringing beautiful European graphic novels to English-speaking audiences, and The March of the Crabs is a wonderful new addition to that catalogue,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Beautifully drawn and bitingly funny, Arthur de Pins’ striking work is poised to be a delightful new discovery for the industry this year.”

For centuries, the square crab has only been able to move side-to-side in one direction. But some brave crabs decide it’s time for revolution! A few of the brave crustaceans in an estuary on the French coastline decide it’s time to try and actually turn for once, but what could their evolution revolution mean for the human race?

The March of the Crabs Vol. 1: The Crabby Condition hardcover arrives in comic shops from Archaia on March 25th with a cover by creator Arthur de Pins for the price of $19.99 under Diamond order code JAN151150. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is March 2nd. Full press release below.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Review - ScreamRide


If you've ever thought to yourself while at an amusement park that you could make a bigger, better roller coaster, the thought probably ended there. It's not very likely you went out and pursued a degree in engineering and actually designed one. Maybe you grabbed a game like RollerCoaster Tycoon and tried your luck there. If even that game seems like too much of engineering feat, then maybe ScreamRide is the game for you.

ScreamRide is developed by Frontier Developments and published by Microsoft Studios.

Valiant Unveils X-O Manowar/Bloodshot MiniMates Two-Packs


X-O Manowar and Bloodshot are cornerstones of the Valiant Universe. The two heroes have been through their fair share of trials and tribulations as part of that universe, giving a good reason to lionize the two of them with statues. And while life-sized statues are probably out of the question (unless maybe in the books), smaller representations of them are perfectly acceptable. That's where Toys "R" Us comes in, as they're partnering with the publisher to debut X-O Manowar and Bloodshot MiniMates two-packs. Each comes complete with both heroes' signature accessories, alternate parts and an exclusive, never-before-seen Valiant comic book insert, as well as a free comic book digital download offer, powered by comiXology.

"Valiant's fans around the world have continuously requested figurines of their favorite characters," said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. "We are thrilled to bring two of Valiant's classic heroes to Toys”R”Us for the first time with Valiant MiniMates, giving fans old and new an opportunity to get to know our exciting line of characters with value added offerings. And we are delighted to join the ranks of the top intellectual property characters to be represented in MiniMates form."

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia, the fifth century Visigoth now called X-O Manowar, has never known peace. Abducted and enslaved by the savage alien empire known as The Vine, Aric finally escaped his captors after stealing their ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor and then returned to Earth…only to find that more than a thousand years had passed in his absence. Stranded in the modern day, the most primitive man on Earth now wields the most powerful weapon in existence as X-O Manowar. Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well. But after defying his programming and escaping his captors, Bloodshot now fights to rediscover to the secret of his true identity – but remains haunted by the past that nearly destroyed him.

“The Valiant Universe is one of the premier comic book universes, with a history of great storytelling, great character design and great artwork,” said Chuck Terceira, President of Diamond Select Toys. “The fact that it has not had more merchandise has always been a mystery to me, and when the opportunity arose for DST to create some of Valiant’s first collectible toys, we were all excited to be on board.”

Full press release below.

Raven Gregory Returns with Widow's Web


Raven Gregory has amassed himself quite a following over the years. He's hoping that many of those readers will follow him to a brand new series he's collaborating with Autumn Ivy, Ian Snyder and Liezl Buneaventura on in Widow's Web. The series is already getting early praise and it's just launched a Kickstarter campaign to spread those praises even further.

"Widow's Web takes you down a path that is simultaneously familiar and alien; it's full of experiences, characters and conversations we've all witnessed, as well as those we pray we never will. Gregory, Ivy and the rest of the creative team have woven their own web that will lure you in and never let you go.” - Drunk on Comics

Set in a world that is not our own, the story follows Dahlia White, an unassuming bartender living in the strange yet familiar Tcesni City as she attempts to balance her life with the horrifying secret of who and WHAT she really is. A balance that is thrown into absolute chaos when a down-on-his-luck, Pterra Atrus, walks through her door turning her already crazy world upside down. A world where not everything or everyone is what they seem.

Full press release below.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Review - Neverboy #1


"I feel like life is meaningless."

Today's world is one filled with armchair psychiatrists, perusers of WebMD who think they're doctors and an over-prescription of drugs as a means of dealing with issues. Much of those drugs are aimed at reducing pain in some shape or form, but there's really none available to keep one grounded in the imagination. That is, none until Neverboy #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Shaun Simon, illustrated by Tyler Jenkins, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick and lettered by Nate Piekos of Blambot.

Find Room in Your Heart for Soft Spots


Sunny, Beauty, Trouble, Sad, Itchy and Tickly Spot aren't salacious names of individuals with questionable character. They're actually the names of six puppies having fun and sharing special messages with kids all over the world. And Action Lab Entertainment is getting in on the action, partnering with Big On Toy Innovations and Toys 'R Us on a new line of thirty-six collectible figurines. And Action Lab is the exclusive US distributor.

The collectible figures each come with a spotted barrel with a secret message written in four languages. Each Soft Spots character comes in multiple poses, with individual foil bags, multi-figure packs and playsets. Manufactured by Big On Toy Innovation (BOTI) Global Ltd. and currently available internationally, Soft Spots are six cute, colorful, spotted puppies who came to life as a little girl called Sophie painted them in fun, fresh, funky colors. Each puppy reflects an aspect of Sophie’s personality and carries a barrel tag with a secret message that can be collected and shared with friends. In addition, Action Lab Entertainment will be publishing a Soft Spots comic and activity magazine, featuring Sophie and the Soft Spots, which will be available for order through Diamond Comics Distribution.

Full press release below.

Aspen Comics Prepares to Debut All-Female Team on The Four Points


April 8th, 2015, will likely be an innocuous day for many inhabitants of this fine planet. Sure, many will celebrate a birthday on the day or maybe an anniversary, but by and large it's just like any other day. For Aspen Comics though, there's something special about that day. Something worth celebrating even. On April 8, 2015, Aspen Comics will debut The Four Points, written by Scott Lobdell, illustrated by Jordan Gunderson and colored by Valentina Pinto.

“Working for Aspen has always meant writing some of the most beautiful, dangerous, and powerful women in comics. Now imagine what a team of those young women will be like!” says Lobdell. “For centuries we’ve heard about the Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse. Finally we’re going to foncus on the four young elementals who’ve been tasked with stopping these ancient harbingers of destruction. Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water are the easiest ways to describe the quartet of women who make up The Four Points…but that barely scratches the surface of the power they wield.

Following a family tragedy, Gia Sorrentino has inherited an empire and is finally free to explore her full potential and perhaps even unlock some of the most unimaginable secrets of mankind. But with the amazing comes the sinister, and Gia and three other women who also possess abilities of inhuman nature must work together to thwart an ancient evil on the rise in this all-female team series. The Four Points will also feature multiple exclusive variant covers from series creator Jordan Gunderson--as well as Khari Randolph--for the complete run of the exhilarating new adventure series.

Full press release below.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Defense With The BoomStick


(Disclaimer: This post is an ongoing story set in a world where zombies have taken over and people are fighting to survive anyway they can. This is my story of survival)

Year 6. Week 27.

On our way to Texas. Supplies and personnel were left behind in Salt Lake City and now our team of forty is on the move to the gulf coast region of Texas. The ultimate goal is Corpus Christi for all the naval and air forces bases down there. If we're going to find the drones and gear we're wanting it’s going to be there.

We didn’t have any issues getting to Salt Lake City, beyond the sporadic walker on the road. There weren’t any massed hordes in our way or obstacles blocking our path. It went smoothly and now we're on the road again. Even with a safe haven for us survivors to live out our days in, I still find myself constantly moving and staying out beyond secure walls. After fighting to survive for so long that transition makes it rough and for most of us out here, again doing what we do makes living worthwhile.

Review - Joe Frankenstein #1


"The question is, who are you?"

If you're a pizza delivery driver, things might not be the best. You may have a girlfriend, you likely have little money to your name and you may not be related to Frankenstein. Or vampires. Or maybe you are and just don't know it. Regardless, it all makes for a fascinating tale, as in Joe Frankenstein #1 from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Graham Nolan and Chuck Dixon, illustrated by Nolan, colored by Gregory Wright and lettered by Chris Mowry.

People Never Change With the Times in Hit: 1957

Hit: 1957 #1 Main Cover

Los Angeles is rife with glitz and glamour, but part of that atmosphere comes at a cost. There's a pretty violent history at times for the city, with individuals doing all sorts of intense things to get what they want. BOOM! Studios plans to delve even deeper into that sordid past, as Bryce Carlson and Vanessa R. Del Rey are returning for the next chapter in Hit: 1957. This new limited series is a follow-up to the Harvey Award-nominated miniseries Hit: 1955 and takes readers later in the violent decade of change for Los Angeles with familiar faces, new threats and more sharp, smart noir.

“Hit: 1955 took us deep into the gritty past of the City of Angels, and we couldn’t wait for Bryce and Vanesa to continue the story of their clandestine LAPD hit squad,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Vanesa’s artwork is stunning, Bryce’s noir-infused writing is sharp, and the stakes are even higher as we find Harvey Slater and ompany in 1957. We can’t wait for you to join us for another Hit!”

Crime is down in Los Angeles—at least, on the surface. Mickey Cohen has been quiet since his release from prison and the LAPD has seemingly regained control of the city. But the underground is a different story. Det. Harvey Slater and company have spent the last two years focused on Domino and his Syndicate’s unrelenting infiltration, but no matter how many people the hit squad kills, the real fight for Los Angeles rages on. Meanwhile, Slater’s being hounded by Internal Affairs, Bonnie Brae is missing, and everything is falling apart at the seams.

Hit: 1957 #1 arrives in comic shops on March 25th with a main cover by Del Rey for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JAN151099. A new cover by Terry Dodson has been added and can be ordered in any quantity under Diamond order code DEC148680. Also available in a limited quantity are a 10 Years Anniversary incentive cover by Trevor Hairsine and a retailer incentive cover by Dustin Nguyen. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is March 2nd. Full press release below.

Archie Comics Pits Sega Vs. Capcom


In 2013, Archie Comics collided two worlds. That crossover featured Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man, two representatives of the more storied franchises in video game history. It's 2015 now and Archie Comics feels there's more to their worlds that can be smashed together, as they're preparing to debut Worlds Unite. The new book will feature characters from both universes, including characters from Alex Kidd, Billy Hatcher, Golden Axe, NiGHTS, Skies of Arcadia and Panzer Dragoon, along with characters from Breath of Fire, Ghosts N' Goblins, Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, Okami and Viewtiful Joe series.

"This crossover event is unlike any other you've ever seen before," Director of Editorial Paul Kaminski said. "So sit back, grab a chili dog and an E-Tank, and prepare yourself for the ultimate multi-franchise crossover comic book experience!"

Worlds Unite begins in May with a special prelude comic available for free in comic book stores nationwide on Free Comic Book Day. The 12-part crossover event begins in Sonic Universe #76 and continues through the other Archie Action titles including Sonic Boom, Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man. Full press release below.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Review - Mister X: Razed #1


"It's like the neighborhood is cursed."

Mister X is an architect who's developed a city. That city is more or less like any other city, yet Mister X goes to great lengths to ensure that the city treats its citizens with the same level of respect that its citizens treat the city with. In Mister X: Razed #1, Dark Horse Comics brings readers into more events overseen by the mysterious guardian. The issue is written and illustrated by Dean Motter.

Archaia Brings The March of the Crabs to English-Speaking Audience

The March of the Crabs

The Earth is a great, big place. It's got a lot of countries and different civilizations. With those civilizations comes a lot of differing stories, one of which is about to be released to an English-speaking audience for the first time. This March, Archaia is pleased to announce the debut of The March of the Crabs Vol. 1: The Crabby Condition hardcover from French animator Arthur de Pins. Combining the slick look of Art Deco with tongue-in-cheek humor, de Pins tells the story of a hapless species of crab that is one of nature’s cruel jokes, and what it means when they start breaking out of their set evolution.

“Archaia has always taken pride in bringing beautiful European graphic novels to English-speaking audiences, and The March of the Crabs is a wonderful new addition to that catalogue,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Beautifully drawn and bitingly funny, Arthur de Pins’ striking work is poised to be a delightful new discovery for the industry this year.”

For centuries, the square crab has only been able to move side-to-side in one direction. But some brave crabs decide it’s time for revolution! A few of the brave crustaceans in an estuary on the French coastline decide it’s time to try and actually turn for once, but what could their evolution revolution mean for the human race?

The March of the Crabs Vol. 1: The Crabby Condition hardcover arrives in comic shops from Archaia on March 25th with a cover by creator Arthur de Pins for the price of $19.99 under Diamond order code JAN151150. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is March 2nd. Full press release below.