Devoid of Life creator Raffaele Ienco has a new comic kicking off at the beginning of May called Epic Kill, which is about an 18-year-old assassin looking to kill the president. Each issue of the five-issue series will include a pin-up by Vesha Valentine creator Des Taylor, and Image Comics sent over three of the five; check out the other two after the jump.
And if your curious what the story will look like, you can see a lot of Ienco’s art for the book at his Tumblr.
Awards | Two titles from First Second won the graphic novel categories in the 2011 Cybils Awards, literary honors given by bloggers who write about children’s and young-adult books: Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl received the graphic novel prize in the Elementary & Middle School category, while Vera Brosgol’s Anya’s Ghost won in the Young Adult division. [Cybils]
Digital | With the Vita on the way, Sony is shutting down its PSP comics service, and users will lose their comics come September. [Gameranx]
Graphic novels | Craig Thompson’s Blankets made Oprah’s list of the eight greatest love stories of all time, taking its place alongside Brokeback Mountain and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. [Oprah.com]