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On The Horizon
Week to week we receive emails from comic book companies of all stripes. Taking those we present you with the things that we think will be the most interesting to you the listeners. If you have any news or announcements that you would like to share with Thinking Outside the Longbox shoot us an email at: outsidethelongbox@gmail.com
Kaleidoscope City by Marcellus Hall – Bittersweet Editions
Got an email this week about a new book coming out from Bittersweet Editions. In releasing what looks to be their fist graphic novel they are really pushing into the world of comic for the sake of artistry. Their press release bills Kaleidoscope City as, “…a spellbinding book, a remarkable graphic novel debut by an accomplished illustrator and acclaimed musician discovering a new creative medium.

With Kaleidoscope City, Marcellus Hall has created a meditation on romance and our collective need for connection. The book provides snapshots from a year in the life of an artist struggling to rebound from a failed romance. As the seasons change, the unnamed man searches the five boroughs for inspiration. Buoyed by his curiosity and a search for meaning, with sketchbook in hand, he finds inspiration in unexpected places, from far-flung neighborhoods to fleeting glimpses of a mysterious woman. With its beautiful line work and sparse, emotive prose, the book is an ode to creativity, a love letter to New York City and a celebration of urban life.
Marcellus Hall is known for his illustrations for The New YorkerThe Wall Street JournalThe Atlantic, and Time and numerous children’s books, and his music. In the 1990’s, Hall formed the band Railroad Jerk, providing vocals and playing guitar for the influential, industrial grunge-folk act whose four LPs on Matador Records helped define an era.”
The Book is already getting good reviews, and I for one am always interested in the cross roads of art, words, and music.
Coyotes Volume 1 – Sean Lewis w., Caitlin Yarsky a. – Image Comics
A cool entry into comics in the last year that I just couldn’t put into my pull because of budgetary constraints will be coming out in trade in April, and I for one am fairly excited. I will be picking this up because as you can read from their press release it is right up my alley:
Writer Sean Lewis (THE FEW, SAINTS) and artist Caitlin Yarsky will collect the first four issues of their dark fantasy series COYOTES this April. 


In a dusty desert town on the southern border of the United States, women are going missing. Detective Frank Coffey is called in to investigate—and finds Red, a 13-year-old girl with a sword and a mission: to murder the werewolves stalking the border and picking women off one by one. 


It’s Kill Bill meets The Howling in the cutthroat world of COYOTES, where nothing is ever as it seems.


COYOTES, VOL. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0647-9, Diamond code: JAN180663) hits comic book shops Wednesday, April 11th and bookstores Tuesday, April 17th.” This is one that you need to tell Jon about so you can pick your copy up at Hall of Justice Comics and Collectibles.

Euthanauts – Tini Howard w., Nick Robles a. – IDW/Black Crown
I am a sucker for pretty much anything that feels like a doom metal album come to life and the plot summation of Euthanauts is exactly that. In their press release Black Crown says: “…diving into the great beyond with EUTHANAUTS, her (Tini Howard) second Black Crown title. She’ll be joined by artist Nick Robles (Alien Bounty Hunter) to answer the ultimate question: What happens to us after we die?
Two women aim to find out in this series which combines classically intrepid explorers with our anxieties about death and the beyond — with psychonautic mindspaces to match. The first arc will kick off this July.
Euthanauts is a book about death and dying as a universal concept,’ said Howard. How do these ideas contribute to our relationship with a deathspace we haven’t yet discovered, and what’s behind the light at the end of the tunnel?’
I keep telling friends that I feel like I found a creative home with EUTHANAUTS,’ adds Robles. ‘I’m inspired and excited to see where Tini takes us.’”
Through Black Crown IDW can take some chances on things that would have been on a label like Vertigo, or Image, and that is a good place for any comic company to be. Bring on the creativity IDW!

New Comics for February 21st 2018

Here we go! It’s a big week this week so lets just jump right in!
From Dark Horse this week, we get a new Hellboy One-shot called Burning Season that continues the Hellboy and the BPRD 1955 storyline! Hellboy investigates a rash of spontaneous human combustions in a Florida town unlike any supernatural phenomena he’s seen before-and the fire has an appetite for Bureau agents.

From DC this week, Batman #41 sees the beginning of a new story arc called “Everyone Loves Ivy”. Mikel Janin returns to BATMAN for a brand-new epic! Pamela Isley’s influence can spread as far as vegetation will allow, putting the whole world at her fingertips. Can Batman and Catwoman stand their ground against an entire planet of Poison Ivys?

Also from DC this week, a new mini series begins with Brave and the Bold Batman & Wonder Woman #1. This new mini-series written and illustrated by Liam Sharp (WONDER WOMAN)! When a Celtic god’s murder leads to a war between the fairy folk and a possible breach between worlds, Wonder Woman must find the murderer and keep the peace while Batman investigates strange occurrences in Gotham City. As Diana must turn to the World’s Greatest Detective for help, the two heroes quickly learn their cases may be connected.

From Vertigo this week a new 6 issue mini-series from Josh Williamson and Riley Rossmo starts off called Deathbed. Myth, hack, sex symbol, stark raving lunatic-all of these words have been used to describe Antonio Luna, the world’s greatest living adventurer. Or at least he was until 20 years ago, when he mysteriously vanished from the public eye. Now the ninety-year-old has returned and claims to be on his deathbed. Which is where Valentine Richards, a failed novelist turned reporter, comes in. Val is hired to travel to Luna’s remote castle home and uncover where the old star has been all these years, and just how much of what he says is actually true. But once Val starts to hear Luna’s tale, she finds herself entering into an insane world of psychedelic violence and explosive supernatural adventure.

From IDW this week a new title in the Black Crown imprint of books launches with Punks Not Dead #1. As if being an awkward, bullied 15-year-old isn’t bad enough, “Fergie” Ferguson suddenly discovers he can see dead people. Well, one dead person specifically-the ghost of a certain punk rocker named Sid. Sid’s spirit was trapped in London’s Heathrow Airport for 40 years until the day he met Fergie. Sid’s ghost is now stuck to Fergie-as if Fergie doesn’t have enough on his plate, being raised by a single mum whose idea of parenting is strictly fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants. Now Fergie has to contend with an unruly ghost sidekick and some weird, uncontrollable new “abilities.” How does the father Fergie never knew fit into this mayhem? And why is the Department for Extra-Usual Affairs showing an interest? Never Mind the Bollocks-all of this plus fish fingers, chunky chips, and endless pints of anarchy in the new monthly series PUNKS NOT DEAD!

From Image this week, following the re-release of Kick Ass last week, this week comes Hit Girl! The pint-sized Punisher-meets-Polly-Pocket has left America behind and set off to serve justice around the world. First stop: Colombia. A mother seeking vengeance for the murder of her child enlists Hit-Girl to destroy his killer, but Mindy has bigger plans for Colombia’s most feared hitman. MARK MILLAR and RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ join forces for the first chapter of Hit-Girl’s world tour in this new, ongoing monthly series.

From Marvel this week, Doctor Strange sees the start of a new crossover with Doctor Strange Damnation #1. The city of sin gets its biggest sinner yet. When Doctor Strange raises Las Vegas up from its destruction during SECRET EMPIRE, he inadvertently opens a big door for the embodiment of evil, MEPHISTO! The devilish villain takes the city for himself and sets his sights on the rest of the world. It’s going to take heroes from all over the Marvel Universe to defeat him, but there’s nothing simple about fighting the lord of Hell.

Also from Marvel this week, the lead up to Infinity Countdown continues with Infinity Countdown Prime #1. The Infinity Stones. Individually, they grant their wielder great power. Together, they grant the power of a god. Newly reformed and scattered throughout the universe, these artifacts allow the ones who claim them their heart’s desire. Now, as their locations are discovered, forces converge for a battle that will begin the universe down a dark path to the END. Jump onto this exciting ride that will lead to the biggest Infinity yet! Plus: The saga of the Infinity Stones-what they are and how they came to be! From creation to destruction to re-creation, this prose primer will tell you everything you need to know about the legendary cosmic gems!

Here is your complete list:
Dark Horse
Dept H #23
Empowered & Sistah Spookys High School Hell #3
Hellboy & BPRD 1955 Burning Season One Shot
Mata Hari #1
Vinegar Teeth #2
DC
American Way Those Above and Below #6
Aquaman #33
Batman #41
Batman & the Signal #2
Batman Sins of the Father #1
Batman TMNT 2 #4
Batwoman #12
Bombshells United #12
Brave & the Bold Barman & Wonder Woman #1
Cave Carson Swamp Thing Special #1
Damage #2
Deathbed #1
Future Quest Presents #7
Green Lanterns #41
Harley Quinn #38
Injustice 2 #20
Justice League #39
Mad Magazine #550
Nightwing #39
Super Sons #13
Superman #41
Teen Titans Go #26
Trinity #18
Wonder Woman Conan #6
IDW
Comic Book History of Comics Comics For All #3
Gears of War Rise of Raam #2
Kid Lobotomy #5
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #63
Punks Not Dead #1
Tangled #1
Image
Birthright #30
Descender #27
Eternal Empire #7
Evolution #4
Family Trade #5
Further Adventures of Nick Wilson #2
Hit Girl #1
Horizon #18
Ice Cream Man #2
Lazarus Sourcebook #3
Maestros #5
Monstress #14
Moonshine #7
Multiple Warheads Ghost Throne One Shot
Postal Mark #1
Redlands #6
Regression #7
Sex Criminals #22
Twisted Romance #3
Marvel
Amazing Spider Man #796
Astonishing X Men #8
Avengers #681
Black Panther Annual #1
Daredevil #599
Deadpool Vs Old Man Logan #5
Defenders #10
Doctor Strange Damnation #1
Generation X #87
Incredible Hulk #713
Infinity Countdown Prime #1
Luke Cage #170
Mighty Thor #704
Monsters Unleashed #11
Punisher Platoon #6
Star Wars Doctor Aphra #17
Tales of Suspense #102
Venom #162
X-Men Gold #22
AC Comics
Charlton Arrow #3
Action Lab
Consultant #3
Vampblade Season 2 #12
Princeless Raven Year 2 #5
Toyetica #6
Aftershock Comics
Alters #10
Brilliant Trash #4
Amryl Entertainment
Cavewoman Face Off #1
Archie Comics
Archies #5
World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #76
Bongo Comics
Krusty the Clown One Shot
Boom Studios
Adventure Time Comics #20
Fence #4
Jim Henson Storyteller Fairies #3
Kong On Planet of Apes #4
Lucas Stand Inner Demons #1
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #24
Rugrats #5
WWE #14
Dynamite Entertainment
BSG vs BSG #2
James Bond M One Shot Special
James Bond The Body #2
Pumpkinhead #1
Red Sonja #13
Vampirella #10
Heavy Metal Magazine
Taarna #1
Keenspot Entertainment
Immortal #4
Lion Forge
Catalyst Prime Summit #3
Wrapped Up #5
Scout Comics
Shiver Bureau #1
Titan Comics
Bloodborne #1
Quake Champions #3
Rivers of London Cry Fox #4
Valiant Entertainment
Ninjak Vs VU #2
Quantum & Woody #3
Vault Comics
Heathen #6
Zenescope
Belle Beast Hunter #2
GFT Grimm Tales of Terror Vol 3 #12
Musketeers #1