Solicitation for The Boys: Highland Laddie #1 (Dynamite,2010)


THE BOYS: HIGHLAND LADDIE #1 (of 6)
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Mature
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by JOHN McCREA
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
Everyone’s favorite pint-sized Scotsman gets his own origin story, with art by Herogasm artist John McCrea. Mind reeling from recent events in The Boys, Wee Hughie heads home to Auchterladle- the semi-idyllic Scottish seaside town where he grew up. All Hughie wants is some time to himself, to return to the bosom of family and friends, and get his head together after two years of unimaginable chaos. But our hero’s luck has always been more cloud than silver lining, and the familiar surroundings he craves are not all they might be. You can go home again- but with old pals warped beyond recognition and strangers in town up to no good, whether or not you should is another matter entirely…

Solicitation for The Boys #45 (Dynamite, 2010)

THE BOYS #45
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Mature
Advanced solicited for November Shipping.
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
Frenchie and the Female go undercover at BELIEVE, as the huge evangelist festival takes over New York City. The Homelander meets the mysterious Oh Father and his posse, Sidekick Twelve, while Hughie and Annie both struggle with the fallout from recent revelations.

Butcher, meanwhile, makes a fateful decision of his own…

Deadpool – Shopping Kart to Hades

Well, I really needed something to make me smile today – and the Merc With A Mouth run of homages / piss-takes goes into overdrive with this one. A swipe of the Lone Wolf and Cub reprints from Dark Horse (see below). But done with humour and about the only thing from Marvel that is likely to get my interest until the next Merc With A Mouth cover. ‘Heroic Age’ pfffffffff…..

The Horror of…..Sarah & Hoppity (from the Sixties)

I have a dimmer recollection of this than what I had of Paulus – but Paulus has a habit of lodging in your memory, and especially that bloody witch Eucalypta – but nevertheless, there is something strange and disturbing about these marionettes and their vague, off-kilter resemblance to humanity. Sarah and Hoppity was based on a series of books by Roberta Leigh, who went on to produce this 50 episode puppet series (she also worked with Gerry Anderson on other projects such as Torchy the Battery Boy – which has its own peculiar tinge of madness and chills).

More, much more, here;

http://homepages.tesco.net/~space.patrol/SaraHoppity/SaraIsOne.htm

Sleep well….