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In October, Oni Press will release the first issue of Charles Soule and Alberto Alburquerque's greatly anticipated 'Letter 44', a high-tension tale of political intrigue and outer-space adventure.  We here at MTV Geek have already featured the series as one of our 10 Most Anticipated New Comics Of Fall, and now we're excited to present our conversation with Soule and Alburquerque about their inspirations and creative process (and at the same time, give a special sneak-peek at some of Alburquerque's design sketches). Read More...

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This Fall is looking like a great time for comic fans, with all kinds of new series and special events on the way from various publishers.  There's truly something for every taste, from high adventure to supernatural horror, from biographies to fairy tales to political thrillers.  So, in an effort to help guide you through all the excitement, we here at MTV Geek have assembled lists of our most anticipated titles – and we're bringing you some advance previews and exclusive content to get you even more hyped!

Now, here's our ten picks for the Best Comics Of The Fall! Read More...

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Welcome to MTV Geek's New Comic Book Day Pull-List! Each week, we'll look at the best new releases hitting comic shops, and point you at the books you should be reading.

This week, we have picks from Dark Horse, Marvel, Image, and more!

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Today saw the latest title from "The Sixth Gun' co-creator Cullen Bunn, who's going from cowboys to vikings in "Helheim" at Oni Press. And to tell his story of hellhounds, witches, the living dead, and heav metal album cover-ready vikings, he's enlisted artist Joëlle Jones, whose clean line work has made "12 Reasons Why I Love Her" and "You Have Killed Me" a delight to read. The story opens with a band of vikings caught in between a battle of wills of two witches--and Jones has made a departure from dames and romance to murder in the frozen waste with glee, as you'll find in this interview from Emerald City Comic-Con.

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general-hume As reported on MTV Splash Page, Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt's "The Sixth Gun" has its General Hume: "Deadwood" veteran W. Earl Brown will be the bloodthirsty Confederate general seeking to unite the six mystical weapons. Brown played "Dirty" Dan Dority in "Deadwood," murderous henchman to pimp and bar owner Al Swearengen throughout that show's three seasons. Brown's played many heavies but not the heavy, so NBC's pilot is a big jump for him.

Brown will be acting opposite Laura Ramsey's ("The Ruins)" Becky Montcrief, who comes into possession of the sixth and most powerful gun, and must escape the clutches of Hume and his band of killers.

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By Ali Colluccio

I read a lot of comics. Like, A LOT a lot. I’ve got my Wednesday comics, trade paperbacks for my commute, my perpetually growing to-be-read stack. But there are always a few books that stand out. Comics that are so great you want hug 'em the second you finish reading them, and then tell all of your friends (and a few strangers) about 'em--the Best Stuff. This is the Best Stuff I read this week.

Fifth Wednesdays are always weird shipping weeks. It's like no one knows what to do when there's a extra Wednesday in the month. I get to the shop and I'm all "Didn't I already buy my comics for the month? Why are there still things? --Oooh!! Shiney!!"

Then I remembered "Hawkeye" was coming out and I did a happy dance. Read More...

Looking to 2013, with a new arc starting in issue #30 of the Oni Press series, the continued development at NBC of a live-action show, and a miniseries on the way, "The Sixth Gun" co-creator and writer Cullen Bunn teases fans that the next year will be like reaching the peak of a rollercoaster.

The next arc, "Ghost Dance," is the beginning of what Bunn says is the final confrontation between the heroes and villains fighting for the ancient, possibly apocalyptic weapons of the series' title. With artist Brian Hurtt, Bunn says that he'll be pushing "The Sixth Gun" towards its endpoint. "And not everybody makes it," Hurtt adds. Read More...

On July 11th at San Diego Comic-Con, Scott Pilgrim fanatics will get the chance to pick up both the "Evil Edition" and "Collector's Edition" of Bryan Lee O'Malley's newly colorized, re-mastered and re-lettered cult classic Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life.

The "Evil Edition" features this killer cover showing Ramona Flowers' first evil ex-boyfriend Matthew Patel:
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Just in time for Halloween, Oni Press has announced that it will be bringing back Ted Naifeh’s Courtney Crumrin—in color!

“It’s our 15-year anniversary, and we want to do a combination of old and new things,” said Oni’s marketing director Cory Casoni, introducing the new Courtney Crumrin books at the Oni Press panel at New York Comic Con. The series will in April with a new edition of Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things, and Naifeh will be doing new Courtney Crumrin monthly comics beginning in the spring.

Courtney Crumrin is a girl with magical powers who lives and travels with her mysterious Uncle Aloysius. “I like to call her Harry Potter with gumption, because she is willing to feed her enemies to trolls,” said Casoni. “The beauty of Courtney is that she doesn’t always do well at the things she does, and she uses magic inappropriately until she learns the ropes.” Read More...

"...this is clearly a young Superman book with a twist."

Do you like Superman? Wish he was in high school, easily readable by all ages, and had a good message about watching what you eat? The welcome to Power Lunch, the new (hopefully ongoing) series by J. Torres and Dean Trippe; a delightfully creative and earnest graphic novel that should be given out in lunch rooms along with every well balanced meal.

The book kicks off with a kid named Joey heading to school, and finding out from the OLD weird kid – Jerome – that he, Joey is the NEW weird kid at the school. This gets backed up pretty nicely by the fact that Joey only eats white food, and claims to have superpowers… A Fact he ends up backing up a little bit later.

Okay, spoiler time, because there’s no way to talk about the book without mentioning the central conceit: whenever Joey eats colored foods, he gets a different power. For trail mix, super speed. For bubble gum, super jumping. You get the idea.

Over the course of the tightly written book, Joey and Jerome deal with a bully named Bug, learn how to be friends, and explore Joey’s powers. That’s pretty much it! Except at the same time, the simplicity belies a complex amount of thought that’s gone into each brightly rendered panel. Read More...

Black Metal, by writer Rick Spears and artist Chuck BB, is one of my favorite comics ever. For those of you who have no idea what Black Metal is, here’s the recap: two metal playing brothers discover that they are two halves of a demon known as The Roth. They head down to Hell to discover their destiny, and basically live out the cover artwork of every metal album, ever. It is – in case this isn’t clear already – awesome.

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Since the conclusion of his best-selling SCOTT PILGRIM series, fans of writer/artist Bryan Lee O’Malley have been wondering one thing: “why is he so mean to me on Twitter?” But the second biggest question that has wracked fans brains is, “What’s next?”

Sensing that the comic book buying public would probably not stop asking that any time soon – particularly because I remember asking O’Malley this same question probably about five years ago, before SCOTT PILGRIM was close to finished, and he was sick of it then – there’s finally news on that front. In 2013, Villard – Random House’s graphic novel imprint – will publish his next graphic novel, titled SECONDS.

…And that’s pretty much all we know. O’Malley tweeted (somewhat less meanly) a picture back in June that stated outline #4 of SECONDS was done in May-June 2011. But other than that, virtually no info is available. We can hazard a guess, though, so here goes: Read More...

There’s only one thought that ran through my head as a perused a preview copy of Oni’s horror western The Sixth Gun #12: why haven’t I been reading this the past twelve months?

Okay, so actually, there were a couple of thoughts, but they all boil down to the fact that The Sixth Gun is an eminently enjoyable, rollicking ride their the Old West that will work for fans of comics like High Moon and Jonah Hex – and fans of the CW’s Supernatural should be picking this up in droves. And in case it isn’t clear, despite not having read the previous eleven issues (which I’ll definitely be going back and doing right after this review is done), its incredibly easy to jump right in and enjoy this issue – mostly due to Cullen Bunn’s inviting structure and dialogue, as well as Brian Hurtt and Bill Crabtree’s cinematic pacing.

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Last weekend’s Oni Press panel at WonderCon briefly became the Tyler Crook Appreciation Panel as new work was shown off by the soon-to-be prolific artist of Petrograd and Dark Horse’s B.P.R.D.

But let’s rewind a bit: attending the panel were Crook, along with writer/artist Brian Hurtt (The Sixth Gun), and nerdcore rapper Eugene Ahn (aka Adam Warrock), with Oni Sales and Marketing Director Cory Casoni moderating.

The panel kicked off with Casoni and Ahn talking about the latter’s recently released free to download "Oni Press Mixtape." Ahn credits the origins of the mixtape with the constant, joking harassment by Oni editor Charlie Chu for the rapper to do something with the publisher involving his music. Ahn has been familiar with the Oni family of creators for a while, with many of them participating in Ahn and blogger/humorist Chris Sims’ podcast "War Rocket Ajax."

Ahn’s participation in the podcast has come to an end in recent months with his recent tour in support of his still-fledgling music career. In fact, until last year, Ahn was a lawyer practicing out of New York before he decided to pursue his music full time after the release of his first full-length album, The War for Infinity. Both Infinity and the Oni Press Mixtape meld Ahn’s passion for both sample-heavy hip hop and comics. Specifically, with Oni, the rapper has tailored each track to a specific title from the publisher’s catalog. Read More...

To hear it from the Oni Press PR, Ray Fawkes’ July OGN One Soul is something of an ambitious undertaking for not only the writer/artist but the publisher. The 176-page hardcover—written and illustrated by Fawkes and designed by Superspy creator Matt Kindt—is a journey through history spread among a disparate cast, visualized through a series of double-page spreads. Fawkes describes the story as that of “18 peoples’ lives, from birth ‘til death, told simultaneously.”

Fawkes is the writer and artist behind the Vertigo miniseries Mnemovore, illustrated by Hans Rodinoff, as well as a contributor to anthology collections like Flux and the recent X-Men: To Serve and Protect.

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