Thursday, March 29, 2012

IGN reviews 'All-Star Western' #7

For the latest from the vox populi on ALL-STAR WESTERN #7, head straight on over to IGN. G'wan, git!

The latest on the 'State of Syn' project

STATE OF SYN, the just-announced interactive cross-media project — for which Paperfilms' Jimmy Palmiotti is a creative consultant — has added stars Jewel Staite (Firefly) and David Hewlett (Stargate SG-1) to its roster of talent. You can read all about that and more at Digital Media Wire, so click here for the scoop. You can also sign up at the STATE OF SYN website for email updates as more info is released.

'All-Star Western' #7 reviewed at iFanboy

iFanboy hooks ALL-STAR WESTERN #7 up with yet another very good review, and you can read it here.

Five stars for 'All-Star Western' #7 at Comic Vine

The fine folks over at Comic Vine continue their love-fest with ALL-STAR WESTERN and anoint the latest issues with a five-star accolade. Click here to peep the review.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Comic Book Blog weighs in on 'All-Star Western' #7

In a display of their characteristic discerning tastes, A COMIC BOOK BLOG cites ALL-STAR WESTERN #7 as "every bit worth the $4 price tag." There's more to that assessment than that and the rest can be found at the blog site.

'All-Star Western' #7 cited for "crazy western action"

The mini-review of ALL-STAR WESTERN #7 found at KOKOMO PERSPECTIVE notes with glee the issue's "crazy western action." When you think about it, with the exception of certain experimental/existential examples in the genre, isn't that what westerns are all about? (Well, that and general manliness and suchlike.)

Nighthawk and Cinnamon spotlighted at Bleeding Cool

The coverage of the return of Nighthawk and Cinnamon in the pages of ALL-STAR WESTERN continues over at BLEEDING COOL. The particulars can be found here.

Gunslingin' heroes Nighthawk and Cinnamon return in 'All-Star Western'

Pencils by Patrick Scherberger with inks by Dan Green and Terry Austin.

It was love at first sight, a love baptized in gunsmoke and an unquenchable thirst for justice. Separately they were dangerous, but together they became the most feared outlaw hunters east and west of the Mississippi. They were...Nighthawk and Cinnamon! And they're back from comics limbo in ALL-STAR WESTERN #7, as guests in the book's lead Jonah Hex chapter and also in the first installment of their own ongoing backup story (written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, with art by penciler Patrick Scherberger and inks by comics legends Dan Green and Terry Austin). For more info, click here to read about it at DIGITAL SPY.

Jimmy Palmiotti enters a 'State of Syn'

Our Jimmy's media reach grows with his involvement as a creative consultant on STATE OF SYN, an upcoming digital science-fiction project from Shaftesbury's digital media division, Smokebomb Entertainment. The details can be read here.

'All-Star Western' #7 in stores today

ALL-STAR WESTERN #7 is in stores today, so what are you waiting for? Here are the particulars:

Jonah Hex tracks the kidnapper Thurston Moody to New Orleans in pursuit of his bounty. But he and Amadeus Arkham find New Orleans under attack by the August 7, a group of anti-immigrant, steampunk terrorists. Only the renowned Nighthawk and Cinnamon stand between the terrorists and the immigrant workforce of this city. Hex consents to put the bounty aside (for the moment) to help his friends and finds himself in a battle to the death!

Plus: Some of the best love stories are tempered with revenge, especially in the case of Nighthawk and Cinnamon.

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Pencilled by Moritat & Patrick Scherberger
Inked by Moritat, Terry Austin, & Dan Green
Lettered by Rob Leigh
Colored by Michael Atiyeh & Gabriel Bautista, Jr.
Cover by Jose Ladronn

Monday, March 26, 2012

Palmiotti & Gray discuss 'Unknown Soldier' at CBR

With anticipation growing for Jimmy and Justin's take on the venerable UNKNOWN SOLDIER concept in the pages of the upcoming G.I. COMBAT (due in stores on 5/2), our co-scripting team sits down to give readers more info on the project over at Comic Book Resorces. Click here for the debriefing.

'Queen Crab' finds its way into the Comic Book Bin

There's a very insightful QUEEN CRAB review to be had over at Comic Book Bin, so click here to give a perusal.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Amanda and Jimmy announced for C2E2 (That's short for ' Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo,' in case you didn't know)

Our Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti will be appearing at the upcoming C2E2 show (see above for what that stands for) which runs from April 13th through the 15th in Chicago, so drop on by and say "hi!" All the info on that show can be found on the C2E2 website.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

This week's 'Listen to Jimmy' is up at Comics Podcast Network

This week's LISTEN TO JIMMY podcast is up and it features our comics stalwart's ruminations upon:
  • Queen Crab finally in our grubby mitts!
  • The Ray wraps
  • Creator Owned Heroes chat
  • Devo the cat
  • Collecting Triggergirl 6
  • Thoughts on re-launching
  • Michael Bay on TMNT
  • John Carter and 21 Jump Street good fun
  • 3D is so done
  • Educational Comic
  • Send Kids to Prison
  • Amanda and World’s Finest
  • Influences
So click here to Listen to Jimmy!

Florida Geek Scene interviews Jimmy Palmiotti regarding "the Queen Crab incident"

The cover for the recently-released, Jimmy Plamiotti-scripted QUEEN CRAB graphic novel (seen at left) features an admittedly vulgar gesture, fused with Cronenbergian "body horror" and it doesn't take a genius to figure out that the image can simultaneously be read as both "shocking" and lewdly humorous. Nonetheless, it was probably inevitable that such imagery would cause some random shopper to take note and be offended by it — someone who clearly has no place better to direct their righteous indignation, if you ask me — and sure enough, such a scenario has come to pass. Florida Geek Scene got wind of the incident in question and interviews Jimmy about it here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Punisher...In Spaaaaaaace!!!

Frank Tieri, co-scribe of the upcoming CAPTAIN BROOKLYN (with Jimmy Palmiotti), will be teaming with renowned comics painter (and all-around sweet guy) Mark Texiera for the upcoming SPACE: PUNISHER from Marvel Comics. The particulars so far can be had here.

Amanda Conner and the fine art of depicting the act of making a grunt biscuit

For those of you who do not have the pleasure of knowing our Amanda Conner personally, one of the most refreshing things about her is that she possesses a sense of humor that readily and shamelessly veers toward the lavatorial. When I first saw the above cover to one of her convention sketchbooks some years ago, it did not surprise me in the least and I was glad to see this aspect of her madness finally given free rein in a venue where no corporate overlords could bent out of shape over it. And really, what is there to get bent out of shape about? Everybody — and I do mean EVERYBODY — more often than not has to let a brown otter slide into the pond, so it's an experience that we all share and understand. Perhaps it's unusual to see a well-known comics character depicted in the act of snipping off a length of dirty spine, but therein lies the fun of such imagery. (I, however, could do without witnessing Ben Grimm taking the Browns to the Superbowl, so please keep that in mind, o aspiring cartoonists.)

Anyway, A.C. has her share of well-deserved fans, and while scouring the Internet ether for items related to the various Paperfilms reprobates, I encountered a very amusing thread that discusses the Vampirella-on-the-bowl cover in a certain amount of detail before branching out to address the arts' considerable shying away from the fecal aspect of the human experience and attempting to analyze (heh, "anal") just why the majority of the general populace is so hung up about it. A true must-read, click here to to see what happens when the fans hit the...well, you know.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

An 8.0 for 'The Ray' #4 at Inside Pulse's Comics Nexus

More love for the final installment of the four-issue THE RAY is shown over at Inside Pulse's Comics Nexus in a spoiler-heavy review. (They're nice enough to state up front that there are spoilers, so no worries there.) It can be read here.

'Queen Crab' rules the Comixverse

Comixverse weighs in on QUEEN CRAB, the new graphic novel from our Jimmy Palmiotti, and favorably likens it to works crafted by David Lynch and Stephen King. Sounds great to me, so head here and see what all the fuss is about.

Whole lotta Hex

Fischer On Comix just posted an excellent overview and appreciation of the modern era of Jonah Hex stories and it's really a perfect what for the curious to get a good grip on what co-authors Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray are doing withy the character and his narratives. Highly recommended reading, so head here to absorb its wisdom.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Kudos for 'The Ray' #4 gives the final issue of THE RAY a rave review on their website, so click here for the lowdown.

Friday, March 16, 2012

4 out of 5 stars for 'Queen Crab' at Comic Attack

The positive notices for QUEEN CRAB keep on coming and the latest can be read over at Comic, where they grant the Jimmy Palmiotti-scripted graphic novel a solid four-star rating. Click here to read the particulars.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

MTV Geek declares 'Queen Crab' "a cut above the rest"

Valerie Gallaher provides an insightful review of the Jimmy Palmiotti-scripted QUEEN CRAB over at MTV Geek, so head over there and check it out!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Guess who's one of the "Top Women Working in Comics?"

As part of a short list of notables, THE STREET SAVVY cites our Amanda Conner as one of the top women working in comics, which you no doubt already know and appreciate. (Plus, her indelible rendition of Power Girl serves as the article's sole piece of art. A wise choice!) Head here to read what they have to say about her and her sisters in four-color awesomeness!

'Queen Crab' makes the GoD (Geeks of Doom) list

They already gave it a comprehensive review but GEEKS OF DOOM has struck again and cited the Jimmy Palmiotti-scripted QUEEN CRAB on its list of the must-pick-up books of the week. Click here for the recommendation.

Bleeding Cool declares 'Queen Crab' as "Jimmy Palmiotti's most accomplished work to date"

In a brief notice among other new-release comics reviews, BLEEDING COOL showers short-but-sweet acclaim on the Jimmy Palmiotti-scripted QUEEN CRAB graphic novel. Go here to read the review, just scroll past the other stuff to get to it.

'Unknown Soldier' character design by Dan Panosian

Here's artist Dan Panosian's character design for the protagonist of UNKNOWN SOLDIER (scribed by our Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti) in DC Comics' upcoming G.I. COMBAT. Go to the DC Comics website to read what Panosian has to say on the subject. Oh, and click on this image to peep it large.

Dan Standing's 'Queen Crab' review

Dan Standing, of Dan Standing Entertainment, weighs in with his critique of QUEEN CRAB, the just-released Jimmy Palmiotti-scripted graphic novel, and you can read it here. Just be aware that it's rather spoiler-heavy (which is not to say that it gives away absolutely everything).

And it's a rave for 'Queen Crab' from ComicList

More kudos for the Jimmy Palmiotti-scripted QUEEN CRAB, this time from ComicList! You can read the effusive accolades here.

Bloody Disgusting cites 'Queen Crab' as one of "10 Comics to Feast On"

It hasn't even been out for twenty-four hours, yet the notices for QUEEN CRAB just keep on coming. Click here to see where it places in Bloody Disgusting's list of "10 Comics to Feast On."

'All-Star Western' #s 4-6 reviewed at Civilian Reader

Civilian Reader catches up on the last three issues of ALL-STAR WESTERN here. on 'All-Star Western' provides an insightful overview of ALL-STAR WESTERN's run to date, so it's an ideal primer if you have not yet checked out the series. Click here and get to readin'!

Claws for alarm: 'Queen Crab' hits stores today!

Our Jimmy Palmiotti's graphic novel QUEEN CRAB hits the stores today, with evocative art by Artiz Eiguren, so haul ass to your local comics shop and snag a copy!

'The Ray' #4 in stores today

THE RAY ends its critically acclaimed mini-series run today with issue #4, so run out to the shops and snag yourself a copy. Send DC Comics the message that you'd like to see more of Justin, Jimmy and Jamal's take on the character with your purchase and hopefully they'll respond by green-lighting an ongoinb monthly!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Geeks of Doom weighs in on 'Queen Crab'

RoughJustice over at GEEKS OF DOOM brings readers the lowdown on the Jimmy Palmiotti-scripted QUEEN CRAB graphic novel and very aptly describes it as possessing "a storyline so bizarre, David Cronenberg would hesitate before adapting it to film." I've seen damned near every Cronenberg movie and reveled in their depiction of "body horror" and I've also read QUEEN CRAB, so I can tell you that the comparison is not at all unwarranted... Click here to peep the review.

First review for 'Queen Crab' at Comicosity

The first review for the Jimmy Palmiotti-scripted graphic novel QUEEN CRAB — which is in stores tomorrow, BTW — is up over at COMICOSITY. Click here to read it and, to pique your curiosity, how's this for a quote: "Foul language, nudity, gratuitous sex, and Coney Island. This has everything you need for a weekend of strangeness."

Monday, March 12, 2012

'G.I. Combat' #2 solicitation copy

On sale JUNE 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
• In “THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT,” contemporary soldiers must battle pterodactyls and a tyrannosaurus rex as they struggle to understand where – or when – they are!
• THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER becomes a human guinea pig in hopes that the experiments will grant him super powers.

'Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre' #1 solicitation listing

Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by AMANDA CONNER
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
1:25 Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
1:200 Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale JUNE 13 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“Oh sweetie, you’re too young to hate. Wait until you’re older and the world gives you a good reason. Trust me, it won’t let you down.”
Plus: Don’t miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

'All-Star Western' #10 solicitation listing




Backup story art by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ

Cover by LADRONN

On sale JUNE 27 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

• Part one of a story exposing the beginning of a battle for GOTHAM CITY between THE COURT OF OWLS and THE CRIME BIBLE!


• And in a new BAT LASH backup story illustrated by legendary artist JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ, an outraged father is accusing Bat of tarnishing the honor of his twin daughters – and he’s making his case with a double-barreled shotgun!

Mark your calendars: 'Queen Crab' released this Wednesday!

Don't forget that the Jimmy Palmiotti-scripted, Kickstarter-funded graphic novel QUEEN CRAB is released on 3/14. Call your local comics shop and reserve your copy today today!

A wee FYI...

The Amanda Conner-drawn BEFORE WATCHMEN book, SILK SPECTRE #1, has been solicited with a release date of June 13th. Mark your calendars, kiddies, and reserve your copy today!

'Trailblazer' graphic novel highlighted at Stumptown Trade Review

The Jimmy Palmiotti/Justin Gray-scripted and Jim Daley-drawn TRAILBLAZER graphic novel, a work that puts a fun twist on time travel, is given an in-depth appraisal over at STUMPTOWN TRADE REVIEW, so head over here to read all the whats and wherefores.

Illustrator Carolyn Belefski's 'Queen Crab' pinup at Curls Studio

Artist Carolyn Belefski (pictured) has been tapped to contribute a pinup for the upcoming Jimmy Palmiotti-scribed QUEEN CRAB graphic novel — due in stores on 3/14 — and you can read about it and see the piece in question here. It's pretty cool!

More video wackiness from MegaCon

More of the day's burning issues as ruminated upon by comics biz luminaries, including our Jimmy Palmiotti. Watch as he struggles to come up with a G-rated joke!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Jimmy and Justin discuss 'Creator Owned Heroes' at Broken Frontier

Finally, our boys have begun to let loose with the details on the upcoming CREATOR OWNED HEROES monthly and you can read all about it over at BROKEN FRONTIER .

Monday, March 5, 2012

Jimmy Palmiotti interviewed at

Jimmy talks about multiple projects from his past, present and future over at SCIENCE FICTION.COM, and you can read it all here.

Comic Vine asks the burning question: "Why are so many villains doctors?"

One of the joys of being a comics fan/geek is the clinical examination of all manner of minutia involving imaginary spandex-clad heroes and antagonists, questions that to us are legitimate queries that help us further and more deeply understand the four-color mythoepoetic dreamscape, while the general public looks at us and our pondering of such matters like we've just spontaneously grown an extra head. Undaunted by the sneering disdain of the "norms," we continue to ask these questions, and COMIC VINE approached a number of comic biz notables — including our ever-loquacious Jimmy Palmiotti — at the Long Beach Comic Con back in October for answers to the question of exactly why so many villains in comics are doctors.

Jimmy Palmiotti: acclaimed and prolific scripter, inker and comics pundit.

The answers run the gamut from semi-academic to amusing and back again, so head here to see and hear what the guys have to say on this vital issue of the day.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Video: Amanda Conner chats about 'Before Watchmen' (and other stuff)

Our Amanda Conner was captured on video by the folks at METAL MACHINE.NET during a signing at the recent Megacon in Florida, and for several minutes she expounds on her career, living vicariously at cons via the cosplayers, the upcoming creator-owned CAPTAIN BROOKLYN, her thoughts on the original WATCHMEN, and her participation on the BEFORE WATCHMEN project (with Darwyn Cooke). A.C.'s focus and drive are quite clearly communicated and her winsome personality is on full display, so head here to experience the gal's immeasurable charm and general awesomeness.

In Orbit with Jimmy Palmiotti

Our Jimmy Palmiotti is interviewed in depth at ORBITAL COMICS, and in it he discusses his journey from respected inker to equally respected writer, his working relationship with co-scripter Justin Gray, his thoughts on 'economy sites" like Kickstarter, the upcoming CREATOR OWNED HEROES and a bunch of other items of interest. Head here for the read.

Friday, March 2, 2012

'Creator Owned Heroes' on Facebook

With the upcoming CREATOR OWNED HEROES making its presence known, how about heading over and showing your support by liking its Facebook page? Just go here to spread the love!

And now...'Creator Owned Heroes'

The creative force that is Paperfilms marches on, this time with our Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti contributing to the upcoming comics anthology CREATOR OWNED HEROES, due out this June. Featuring works by our guys and the likes of Phil Noto (BIRDS OF PREY), Kevin Mellon (SUICIDE SISTERS) and Steve Niles (30 DAYS OF NIGHT), it looks to be the Ground Zero of something great and — obviously — creator-owned, and what few early details are available can be found over at GEEKS OF DOOM, so head here to read all about it!