Saturday, August 03, 2013

FFlipping Through Previews ~ August 2013


Hello everyone! :)

Since I am getting busier than usual, I thought to start to do a monthly post about my work in the current PREVIEWS catalog. This will help you - and mostly me - to keep track of all the FF work that comes out every month. (that's why, pun intended, I titled this FFlipping Through Previews ;))
Today we go through August 2013 issue of PREVIEWS (#299, cover shown on the left), the one that you can find in stores right now and that presents all books that will ship in stores in October.

Let's start with the big NEWS everyone was waiting for: THE BLACK BEETLE IS BACK! (page 40)
YES! After a little break following the critically acclaimed first mini NO WAY OUT, The Black beetle is hitting the stores again with a second mini titled NECROLOGUE.
Above you can see my cover for the first (of five) issue that will be in stores on October 23rd.
You can read more about NECROLOGUE in this interview I did with CBR.

THE BLACK BEETLE: NECROLOGUE #1 (of 5)
WRITTEN BY: Francesco Francavilla
ART BY: Francesco Francavilla
COVER: Francesco Francavilla
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: 10/23

Someone’s murdering the citizens of Colt City, and there’s only one man who can stop this killing spree: the Black Beetle! 

But as Black Beetle investigates these grisly murders, questions arise about the masked detective: Is he a daring hero or a reckless vigilante? With a past veiled in the shadow of mystery, Black Beetle takes on a dark mission that will keep you screaming in the thrilling new miniseries Necrologue! 

* From the mind of Eisner Award–winning and New York Times best-selling creator Francesco Francavilla! 
* “The hard-boiled mystery hits the ground running and doesn’t pause to catch its breath.”—Nerdist 
* “Francesco Francavilla creates a fully realised pulp hero in the Black Beetle. Do we have a new Rocketeer here? It’s looking more and more like it.”—Bleeding Cool 

For TEEN+ readers.

And while we are in Dark Horse territory, on page 67 there is the first issue of Eisner nominee Alex De Campi new mini, GRINDHOUSE. I am providing the main covers for this horror, awesome new title.

GRINDHOUSE: DOORS OPEN AT MIDNIGHT #1
Writer: Alex de Campi
Artist: Chris Peterson
Colorist: Nolan Woodard
Cover Artist: Francesco Francavilla

Literature: overrated. Morality: expendable. Tonight is right for some over-the-top sex and violence! Bringing the flavor of midnight exploitation flicks to comics, Grindhouse delivers four two-issue gore operas, starting with “Bee Vixens from Mars,” pitting a one-eyed southern Latina deputy against lusty alien chicks bent on laying eggs in the entire male population!

* Covers by superstar artists Francesco Francavilla and Coop!
* First issue in a brand-new series of B-movie masterpieces!
* Eisner nominee Alex de Campi (Smoke, Ashes) is a writer to watch in 2013!

Let's continue with IDW (page 172) and with my favorite Doctor WHO:  the Tenth Doctor!

DOCTOR WHO PRISONERS OF TIME #10
(W) David Tipton, Scott Tipton
(A) David Messina
(CA) Francesco Francavilla, Dave Sim

Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary continues! Brilliant! The Tenth Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor. 

The Doctor brings Martha to 1950s Los Angeles and the Griffith Observatory to give her a glimpse of Gallifrey, but soon encounters a film crew whose members are mysteriously disappearing!

And still with IDW, on page 174:

THE COLONIZED TPB

Writer: Chris Ryall,
Artist: Drew Moss,
Cover Artist: Francesco Francavilla   
Pub. Date: October 09, 2013
104 pages - Price: 17.99

A spaceship crashes into a separatist camp and manages to reanimate the dead! Now, cut off from any military aid, it's Aliens vs. Zombies vs. Militiamen in a carnage-filled tale from the writer/creator of Zombies vs Robots!


And now onto the lil MARVEL Previews (inserted catalog)

ANother BIG NEWS for this month is that I will be drawing a couple of issue of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (October's and November's issues) :)


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - pag.21 of Marvel Previews
(W) Brian Michael Bendis 
(A/CA) Francesco Francavilla
INFINITY TIE-IN
•  What will it take for Peter Quill to betray the entire Marvel Universe?
•  And if you don't know Eisner award winning artist Francesco Francavilla yet, you will after this comic! 
And now a few covers done for Marvel titles.
MIGHTY AVENGERS #2
AL EWING (W) • GREG LAND (A/C)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
THOR BATTLE VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
INFINITY TIE-IN! new ongoing series!
• Proxima Midnight is killing New York City one block at a time…
• Luke Cage’s ad-hoc Avengers might not be able to stop her…
• And the one hero who can is at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
• Think it can’t get worse? It can always get worse.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS ARENA #16
DENNIS HOPELESS (W)
KARL MOLINE (A)
COVER BY FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
THOR BATTLE VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
“BOSS LEVEL” PART 3:
THE FINAL BATTLES BEGIN!
• Up on Murder World Island, it’s the surviving contestants in an all-out battle royale!
• Down in Arcade’s lair, it’s two other contestants vs. Arcade!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Last but not least, I will be providing covers for the new FANTOMEX MAX mini.
FANTOMEX MAX #1 (of 4)
ANDREW HOPE (w) • SHAWN CRYSTAL (a)
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
• The X-Men’s own International Super-Thief in his own MAX miniseries!
• Sexy secret agents, weird weaponry, vintage champagne and a damsel in distress.
• All the uncensored action you could ever want in a comic… and MORE!
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99
THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES.

Ok, back in the big PREVIEWS now and on page 257 were we find the third book I will be doing interiors for this month: did a mentioned it was going to be a busy one? ;)
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #2
Writer: Sacasa, Roberto Aguirre
Artist: Francavilla, Francesco
Cover Artist: Francavilla, Francesco

New Ongoing Series! The horror continues as a zombified Jughead goes on a relentless hunt for brains in this shocking new series by Harvey Award-winning comic/screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Stephen King's Carrie, Archie Meets Glee) and Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Batman, Black Beetle). When he performs a despicable and frightening act in front of everyone at the Halloween dance, tensions start to rise and fears begin to mount-who will be next to join Jughead in the Afterlife? And what about those who are already infected? Be warned, kiddies, this one's not for the faint of heart!

Onto Dynamite Comics covers now!

Pag.300-301
THE SHADOW  #19


(W) Chris Roberson
(A) Giovanni Timpano
(CA) Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla
A voice from the past raises questions that the Shadow cannot answer, and leads him away from the concrete canyons of New York City on a journey that will carry him halfway round the world, from the snowy wastes of Siberia to the steaming jungles of Guatemala. What is the secret of the girasol?

THE SPIDER VOL. 2: THE BUSINESSMAN FROM HELL TPB
Price: $19.99
Writer: David Liss
Artists: Ivan Rodriguez
Format: Softcover Trade Paperback
Page Count: 144+ pages

Who has the drive, the intelligence, and the means to destroy the Spider? The Fly, a playboy with all the resources of Richard Wentworth's masked alter-ego! Dedicated to criminal perfection, the Fly targets the outlaw hero and the city itself in the midst of a serial killer's rampage and terrorist attacks! Will the Spider overcome the Fly's machinations and prevent the wholesale slaughter of every police officer in the Big Apple.

Pag.304
DARK SHADOWS  #22

(W) Mike Raicht
(A) Nacho Temorio
(CA) Francesco Francavilla
Evil Barnabas and his family of vampires triumphant and growing larger?! Say it ain't so! Will anyone be able to stop them before they spill more innocent blood? And most importantly, can Julia and Willie return Barnabas' good soul back in his body before it is too late? If not, prepare to enter a new even Darker Age on the Collinwood Estate.

SHERLOCK HOLMES VOL. 2: THE LIVERPOOL DEMON TPB
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Writer: Leah Moore, John Reppion
Artists: Matt Triano
Publication Date: October 2013
Format: Softcover Trade Paperback
Page Count: 120+ pages
With mauled bodies appearing on Liverpool streets, rumors circulate that the culprit might be an inhuman monster known as Spring Heeled Jack. Determined to debunk the city's superstitions, Holmes delves into the criminal underworld, piecing together an intricate and deadly puzzle. Meanwhile, Dr. Watson witnesses the creature with his own eyes, and sets out alone in pursuit. Will Holmes be able to save his dear friend from the perils beneath Liverpool?

And that's all (i think).

See you next month for a new "FFLIPPING". Until then I better get busy!

Cheers,
FF

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are by far my favorite artist working today. Inspirational to say the least! Keep up the great work!

Josh Rouwhorst said...

Such beautiful work! Just read The Black Mirror and you've got me hooked, man! I'll be buying more of your work.