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‘The Bounce’ rolls into comic shops — what did people think?

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This week saw the release of The Bounce by Joe Casey, David Messina, Giovanna Niro and Rus Wooton into comic shops. The Image Comics series stars Jasper Jenkins, a pot-smoking slacker who’s also a superhero.

“The Bounce is a full-blown, 21st-century superhero in all the ways that just … feel … so … right,” Casey told Comic Book Resources. “Underneath the mask, Jasper Jenkins is a typical twenty-something who likes to hang out with his pals, get his smoke on big time, put on a costume and jump out to do the hero thing. And the world needs him — it’s a dark place out there. But a more pressing personal problem is that his brother just happens to be the assistant DA, recently charged with rounding up the community of costumed freaks that Jasper is now a part of. A classic comic book dilemma! So, along with trying to keep his secret from his brother, the Bounce has to deal with a colorful and twisted rogues gallery which includes creeps like the Crunch, the Fog, the Vamp and the Horror. Clearly, we’re trying to put the ‘fun’ back in funny books, with full-on, four-color superheroics exploding off the pages …!”

So how fun and explode-y is it? Here are a few thoughts on the first issue from around the web:

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Lovecraft’s Old Ones to infest IDW titles next year

Infestation 2

In advance of this week’s New York Comic Con, IDW Publishing announced a sequel to last year’s Infestation crossover that will run from January through April.

Infestation 2, like its predecessor, will feature a supernatural threat that spreads into several different “universes” inhabited by IDW properties. Instead of zombies, this time around the threat is the “Old Ones” from horror writer H.P Lovercraft’s stories. Duane Swierczynski (Birds of Prey, Cable) and David Messina, who drew the original Infestation series, are the creative team on the two-issue Infestation 2 series, while other creative teams will tackle the related books featuring Transformers, G.I. Joe, 30 Days of Night and more. Here’s a breakdown of the event:

  • Infestation 2 #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores on Jan. 25, with covers by Alex Garner and Livio Ramondelli.
  • Infestation 2: Transformers #1 and #2 will be in stores on Feb. 1 and 15, respectively. It’s by writer Chuck Dixon and artist Guido Guidi and is set in the “Hearts of Steel” timeline.
  • Infestation 2: Dungeons & Dragons: Eberron #1 and #2 will be in stores on Feb. 8 and 22, respectively, written by Dungeons & Dragons novelist Paul Krill.
  • Infestation 2: Team-up one-shot will be in stores on Feb. 29, featuring the Weekly World News‘ Bat Boy and Groom Lake’s grey alien Archibald. It’s by Chris Ryall and Alan Robinson, with covers by Eric Powell and Bill Morrison.
  • Infestation 2: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 and #2 will be in stores on March 7 and 21, respectively, by Tristan Jones and Mark Torres.
  • Infestation 2: G.I. Joe #1 and #2 will be in stores on March 14 and 28, respectively, by Mike Raicht and Valentine de Landro.
  • Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night one-shot will be in stores on April 4, by Swierczynski and artist Stuart Sayger.
  • Infestation 2 #2 will be available in stores on April 11.

Every issue of the event will feature a connected cover by artist Livio Ramondelli, and IDW will produce special incentive temporary tattoos with each issue. IDW will also release promotional ashcans in November with interviews and artwork.

Update: Comic Book Resources talks to Ryall about the project. He confirms that J. Scott Campbell’s Danger Girl will be a part of the event, although she won’t have her own series or one-shot tie-in. IDW will publish a new Danger Girl series next spring.

Infestation: Outbreak | Meet Leticia and Archibald

Leticia and Archibald

Wrapping up the teasers for the upcoming Infestation: Outbreak, IDW sent over one last image, this time featuring two characters — Leticia and Archibald. The comic is co-written by Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz, with art by David Messina … Ryall previously collaborated with Ben Templesmith on Groom Lake, which is where I believe these two characters are from.

They will join with Bools, Yumiko, Britt, Cross, Isaac and Nikodemus to fight the infestation, starting in June. You can find the other six teaser images after the jump.

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Infestation: Outbreak | Meet Bools

Bools

Today Bools joins Yumiko, Britt, Cross, Isaac and Nikodemus in IDW’s upcoming series Infestation: Outbreak, which kicks off in June. The comic is co-written by Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz, with art by David Messina.

One last teaser wraps these up tomorrow, so be sure to check back.


Infestation: Outbreak | Meet Yumiko

Yumiko

Today Yumiko joins Britt, Cross, Isaac and Nikodemus in IDW’s upcoming series Infestation: Outbreak, which kicks off in June. The comic is co-written by Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz, with art by David Messina.

And we’re not done yet. We have two more that’ll pop up here over the weekend next week, so stay tuned.

Infestation: Outbreak | Meet Isaac

Isaac

Isaac joins Britt, Cross and Nikodemus in IDW’s upcoming series Infestation: Outbreak, which kicks off in June.

The comic series is co-written by Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz, with art by David Messina. The series will feature covers by Messina and Davide Furno, with a special retailer incentive cover for issue #1 by Ben Templesmith.

Infestation: Outbreak | Meet Britt

Britt

And here we are with the third teaser image from IDW for Infestation: Outbreak, the follow-up to the recent Infestation crossover series. Britt joins Cross and Nikodemus on the team.

The book, due in June, is co-written by Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz, with art by David Messina. The series will feature covers by Messina and Davide Furno, with a special retailer incentive cover for issue #1 by Ben Templesmith.


Infestation: Outbreak | Meet Nikodemus

Nikodemus

IDW has released the second teaser image for Infestation: Outbreak, the follow-up to the recent Infestation crossover series; yesterday’s teaser featured Cross. The book is co-written by Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz, with art by David Messina. The series will feature covers by Messina and Davide Furno, with a special retailer incentive cover for issue #1 by Ben Templesmith. Look for it in June.

Infestation: Outbreak | Meet Cross

Cross

IDW has released the first of several teaser images for Infestation: Outbreak, the follow-up to the recent Infestation crossover series. The book is co-written by Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz, with art by David Messina. The series will feature covers by Messina and Davide Furno, with a special retailer incentive cover for issue #1 by Ben Templesmith. Look for it in June.


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