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Wednesday Comics on Thursday - April 14, 2011

Today I'm going to feature the covers for 3 comics that are based on stories or story ideas.

DC Comics

Doc Savage first appeared in Doc Savage Magazine in the early 1930s. I've never seen the magazines, but I did read all the novels from Bantam Books from the 1960s and 1970s. You can what appears to be a comprehensive list of the magazine and books at

This comic has been canceled.

Doc Savage #13 - Cover: J.G. Jones
Wednesday Comics on Thursday - April 14, 2011
It's the start of "Raise The Khan," a globetrotting six-issue arc written by artist (and Doc Savage fan) extraordinaire J.G. Jones! When is a mummy not a mummy? When it's neither dead nor Egyptian, for starters. So what was a nearly unstoppable bruiser in bandages doing attacking the Egyptian wing of the Met in New York, and taking Johnny hostage on the streets of Cairo? DC Comics

Dean Koontz's Nevermore comes to comics.
"My original intention was to write NEVERMORE as a novel, and I still might do that one day," explains author Dean Koontz. "In the meantime, it is great fun for me to watch Keith Champagne, Leno Carvalho, Darick Robertson, and Tyler Walpole bring the concept to life so brilliantly." Press Release
There will be six issues. There are 6 covers for Issue 1: 3 regular, 2 Retailer Incentive covers, and a variant from Dynamic Forces.  Here are the 3 regular covers and their artists.

Cover A - Darick Robertson (50%)
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Cover B - Tyler Walpole (25%)
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Cover C - Leno Carvalho
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From the moment they first met, Bobby Godric and Nora Watson were meant only for each other. Together, the two built an empire from their true love and hard work. Young, brilliant, and wealthy, the entire world was open to them until fate cruelly intervened, and Nora died suddenly.

Bobby Godric won't take the loss of his soulmate lying down.

Backed by a team of brilliant minds, Bobby invents Project: Nevermore, a way to travel to parallel worlds, searching among infinite earths for an exact, duplicate version of the love of his life. But when his travels attract the attention of THE HYDRA, an alien race conquering every Earth they can find, Bobby finds himself drawn into an ancient war he never dreamt existed, fighting to save humanity from a threat on the verge of extinguishing mankind forever.

All for the sake of love. Dynamite Entertainment

Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time: The Eye of the World #9

Cover: Andie Tong
Wednesday Comics on Thursday - April 14, 2011
In the latest chapter of this thrilling adaptation of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, Egwene and Moiraine discuss more while Rand eavesdrops, hoping not to be caught by the Aes Sedai, and the travelers end the first leg of their journey at the city of Baerlon. Put up at the Stag and Lion, they're allowed a moment to catch their breath, enjoy a hot bath, and a hot meal. With Lan continually reminding them that they can trust no one, will Rand even be able to find peace in sleep? Discover the answer in the Eye of the World! Dynamite Entertainment

Wednesday Comics on Thursday - Novels to Comics - September 30, 2010

Yesterday was an extremely light comic book day for me. While that makes my wallet ecstatic, it makes me sad. Nonetheless, I did pick up some comics that I'm really enjoying so it's all good.

Three of the comics that I picked up are based on or are adaptions of novels.

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

It was made into an animated film in 1982. Mia Farrow was the Unicorn. Christopher Lee voiced the bad guy, King Haggard.

A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns. IMDB

And it's a gorgeous comic from IDW Publishing.

As the threat of the terrifying and mysterious Red Bull looms, so does the dark and foreboding castle of King Haggard, the keeper of the bull. The Unicorn, the magician Schmendrick, and Molly brave ahead until they are forced to defend the unicorn from certain death. But Schmendrick’s solution may make her wish she hadn’t survived at any cost.
Issue 4, Cover A

Issue 4, Cover B

Page 4

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

 I love the title. Brilliant. This is the book that inspired the Blade Runner film.

Here's the trailer from Blade Runner:

The comic that I got yesterday is Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dust to Dust from BOOM! Studios. It's the authorized prequel.

A science-fiction publishing event! Who hunted androids before Rick Deckard? Taking place immediately after World War Terminus ends, the problems with artificial life - androids - become apparent. The government decides they must become targets, hunted down, but who will do the dirty work? Two men are assigned: Malcolm Reed, a 'special' human with the power to feel others' emotions, and Charlie Victor, who's the perfect man for the job - or is he? Meanwhile Samantha Wu, a Stanford biologist, fights to save the last of the world's animals. John W. Campbell Award-nominee Chris Roberson writes the prequel to John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winner Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, one of the greatest science fiction novels ever published. BOOM! Studios
Issue 5

The Eye of the World, The Wheel of Time 1 by Robert Jordan

A movie is in the works for The Eye of the World. The comic is published by Dynamite.

About Issue 5:
The next chapter in the ROBERT JORDAN'S thrilling WHEEL OF TIME! Thanks to Moiraine, Rand Al'Thor has found out why his quiet life has erupted into chaos and what the myrddraal seeks -- and those answers will change his life forever. Plagued with visions of a great evil, and forced to leave the only home he's ever known, THE EYE OF THE WORLD continues here! DYNAMITE
Issue 5

Apparently I really like comics based on novels!
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