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Out This Week: Clone #15, Invincible Universe #11, Vol. 20 of The Walking Dead, Plus a 2nd Printing of DBR #2 & 4th Printing of Manifest Destiny #1
Check out what's coming to a comic book store near you this Wednesday 3/4!
"You must hide the truth to save his life."
As government forces lead an assault on the clones, Luke and his brothers are given an offer they can't refuse. But what sacrifices must they make to ensure their freedom? Find out in CLONE #15.
In INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #11, every active Guardian has been called into action to stop King Lizard's planetary takeover! Next issue, will we have re-title this book LIZARD LEAGUE UNIVERSE?!
The biggest storyline in THE WALKING DEAD history starts here. It's Rick versus Negan, with a little help from everyone else! THE WALKING DEAD Vol. 20: ALL OUT WAR PART ONE collects THE WALKING DEAD #115-120.
Here are the awesome titles returning this week!
Surrounded by buffalotaur and fighting for survival, what Lewis and Clark need most is a monster killer. And her name is Sacagawea. Don't miss her awesome debut in MANIFEST DESTINY #4!
The war continues in THE WALKING DEAD #121. Rick must deal with the aftermath of the unthinkable. This issues is the seventh part of the "All Out War" story arc."
If you missed MANIFEST DESTINY #3, never fear! We've got a second printing coming your way. If you haven't started this hit series yet, it's not too late to get caught up!
All three of these books will be available this Wednesday 2/12! Now get out to your local comic book store and go read some comics!
Check out Geek Out Nation's interview with Chris Dingess, the writer of MANIFEST DESTINY. MANIFEST DESTINY #4 comes out tomorrow, 2/12.
Jeremy James: Manifest Destiny was a hit from issue #1, applauded wildly by critics from USA Today, MTV and Slate among others. What the heck gave you the idea for Lewis and Clark “monster hunters”?
Chris Dingess: I was drinking and complaining about how all someone needs to do to have a hit is jam monsters into history, fiction and non fiction. I said, “You could just take Lewis and Clark and say they were really hunting monsters in the american frontier.” Then I realized it wasn’t terrible idea and I could have fun and maybe make money with it. So I stopped complaining and here we are.
JJ: What is the most unusual comment you’ve heard from fans and critics about Manifest Destiny?
CD: For me, it’s when someone says/writes “The concept is plausible.” No it’s not plausible at all. It’s about monster hunters for god sakes!
JJ: You are also known for the writing you do on the popular SyFy series Being Human. With all of the supernatural genre television shows on right now, what is the approach you’ve taken to set Being Human apart from the rest?
CD: I think we, meaning all of the writers, LOVE all the horror and supernatural stuff in this show. However, we always approach each story with a focus on the humanity of each character. That’s the relatable stuff and it’s what drives the show.
Skybound sat down for a quick chat with Matthew Roberts, the artist behind the awesome characters and creepy critters of MANIFEST DESTINY. With the 4th issue out this Wednesday, it seemed like the perfect time to get some questions answered, especially about the design of Sacagawea!
Skybound: Where do you start when you begin designing a character?
Matthew Roberts: I usually have some part of their personality in mind when I start. Then I'll draw a face and go from there. Especially with this book, faces are so important because of the similarity of outfits.
Skybound: We have to ask about the monsters, too. Do they come straight from the script, or do you design them and Dingess finds a way to use them?
MR: I always start from the script. Chris lays out the concept and then I build off of that. Something like the Buffalotaurs were pretty straight forward from what Chris laid out. The Flora I played around with a little more. The reveal at the end of 2 is pretty close to what Chris wrote, but then I start playing around with fungus and vines and thorns more.