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@@@@ What the #$%! is AICN COMICS: SPINNER RACK PREVIEWS? @@@@

AICN COMICS: SPINNER RACK PREVIEWS is our new weekly one-stop shop for previews of comics coming out in the upcoming week. Click on the pics below to gaze into the near future to read these extra special previews of comics varying from the heart of the mainstream to the tip of the edge of the fringe.
Be sure to look for more AICN COMICS as the rest of your favorite @$$Holes lend their opinions on their weekly pull every Wednesday with AICN COMICS REVIEWS and then more @$$y goodness can be found in our semi-regular interview column AICN COMICS: Q&@ now on Fridays!

Hey all, Ambush Bug here. Before we get it on with the previews, we have an extra special announcement to do first.
This year, MODESTY BLAISE creator Peter O’Donnell is celebrating his 90th birthday and Titan Books has set up a dedicated email address, where fans and well-wishers can send over greetings to the popular writer.
Be sure to send Peter well wishes and happy b-days!
And now, on with the previews!


Today on the Spinner Rack!

@@@@ MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS @@@@ HAWKS OF OURTREMER @@@@

@@@@ FRAGGLE ROCK @@@@ ORC STAIN @@@@

@@@@ DARKWING DUCK @@@@ SHRAPNEL: HUBRIS @@@@

@@@@ SHADOWHAWK @@@@ OKKO: THE CYCLE OF AIR @@@@

@@@@ TWINKLING OF AN EYE @@@@ THE WALKING DEAD @@@@

@@@@ Opinions are like @$$Holes: Bug on his VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS #20 WITCHFINER GENERAL Comic! @@@@



MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS, VOL. 3: ELECTRIC ALLEGORIES! TP Story & art: Michael Allred Publisher: Image Comics In stores this week!



HAWKS OF OURTREMER #1 Writer: Michael Alan Nelson Art: Karl Richardson Publisher: BOOM! Studios In stores in June!




FRAGGLE ROCK #1 Writers: Heather White, Jeffrey Brown and Katie Cook Artists: Jeff Stokely, Jeffrey Brown and Katie Cook Publisher: Archaia In stores now!



ORC STAIN #3 Story & art: James Stokoe Publisher: Image Comics In stores this week!



DARKWING DUCK #1 Writer: Ian Brill Art: James Silvani Publisher: BOOM! Studios In stores in June!



SHRAPNEL: HUBRIS #1 Writers: Nick Sagan & Clinnette Minnis Art: Concept Art House Publisher: Radical Comics In stores late May/early June!



SHADOWHAWK #1 Story: Dan Wickline Art & cover: Tone Rodriguez Publisher: Image Comics In stores this week!



OKKO: THE CYCLE OF AIR #1 Writer: Hub Artist: Hub Publisher: Archaia In stores now!



TWINKLING OF AN EYE OGN By Mark Brayer Publisher: Lightspeed Studios Available through Indie Planet very soon!



THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 5 HC Story: Robert Kirkman Art: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn Publisher: Image Comics In stores this week!



Ambush Bug talks about his upcoming comic

VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS #21 WITCHFINDER GENERAL

Ambush Bug back again. Sometimes things get fucked up.
About a year and a half ago, I had an opportunity to write a comic book script for a property I hold near and dear to my heart. I remember seeing WITCHFINDER GENERAL aka THE CONQUEROR WORM many years ago for the first time and it blew my socks off. It wasn’t your typical Vincent Price scene-chewing performance with madcap science or hokey twists of terror or puffy sleeved shirts. I remember seeing Vincent Price’s mesmerizing portrayal of real-life Witchfinder Matthew Hopkins and realizing that this was Price on his A-game. Filmed like a major motion picture, taking place in real old timey settings and lush English countrysides rather than the gloomy stages of most other films of its kind, the film also sported an extremely talented cast. But the real star of the film was the violence depicted in the story and how Price portrayed it in his role as Hopkins. Hopkins was said to be hired by the church to rid the countryside of witches. He would ride into town, attain payment from those in authority, and accuse, torture, and force confessions from anyone those who hired him pointed out as a witch. Price was fierce in the role, portraying a charlatan who had the world at his whim. Chock full of ego, with the strength of hearsay at his back, Price made Hopkins a classic cinema villain. It was one of his finest performances. Check out the somewhat dated but still cool trailer:




I had recently written VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS THE TINGLERS, a direct sequel to another Price classic, THE TINGLER, and was talking with Darren G. Davis of Bluewater Comics about doing something else for his line of Vincent Price comics. Darren mentioned that upon announcing that some of Price’s classic films will be given new life in VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS, folks had been asking about WITCHFINDER GENERAL. Seems it wasn’t just me who was taken with the film. Darren asked if I was interested in doing something with the story, and after giving it some thought, I said I’d give it a go.
Like many of you, I’m a fan. And when I read someone is doing “their version” of a classic story, I roll my eyes just like you. With the number of remakes being tossed out these days, it seems that you can’t find an original concept to save your life these days. But I thought that this VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS comic gives us fans an opportunity to read elaborations, direct sequels to films with no barriers such as budget, a panel of studio execs, and actors who had long passed away to get in the way. Through comics, your favorite characters could live again and the stories could continue. Not a remake, not a reimagining but an elaboration on a story that came to an end long ago.
When approaching this project, I rewatched WITCHFINDER GENERAL and found the character of Matthew Hopkins to be full of potential. The events depicted in the film take place towards the end of Hopkins life. I found myself asking, what of Hopkins’ early years? What would have to happen to make a man capable of doing these horrific acts of torture and bloodshed? Surely not one incident would be the cause of it all, but what was the straw that broke the camel’s back and made Everyman Matthew Hopkins into Matthew Hopkins Witchfinder General?
That was the story that wasn’t told in the film. And being a fan of the film, it was a story I wanted to hear. So after approaching Darren with an idea for a single issue prequel to the film and getting a go ahead, I set out to perform the ominous task of filling in the holes of the secret origin of Matthew Hopkins. VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS: WITCHFINDER GENERAL was to be released in March and those of you who’ve been around AICN Comics know that I did my fair share of pimping. But like many products of an independent nature, occasionally something happens and while I was promoting the book via interviews on Fanboy Radio and while pretty positive reviews were showing up at Cosmic Book News and Bloody Disgusting as well as a sweet write-up in the March issue of Rue Morgue Magazine, I soon found out that the book was to be delayed until July. Frustrating? Hellz yes. But it happens. And the wait was to be extended a bit longer before folks would be able to read my comic.
So here it is. The May Previews is out now and in it, you can order VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS #21 WITCHFINDER GENERAL ( order # MAY10 0828) from Bluewater Comics by me, Mark L. Miller. If you’re a fan of the movie as I am, you should check it out because I wrote it with you in mind. If you haven’t seen the film, do yourself a favor and seek it out, then order the book. I had a blast writing it and hopefully you’ll enjoy it too when it hits the stands in July.
VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS #21 Writer: Mark L. Miller Art: Manoel Magalhães Publisher: Bluewater Comics In stores in July!!!!



Editing, compiling, imaging, coding, logos & cat-wrangling by Ambush Bug Proofs, co-edits & common sense provided by Sleazy G


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  • May 3, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    bitches leave

    by Six Demon Bag

    fraggles too

  • May 3, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Fraggile Rock Comics, eh?

    by Dave I

    Not sure I would have guessed a market for Fraggiles for some reason.<p><p>Shadowhawk . . . Interesting premise, but wasn't that like the most unintentionally racist comic book ever?<p><p>-Cheers

  • May 3, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Sorry, Fraggles . . .

    by Dave I

    Not my favorite Jim Henson property to be honest.<p><p>-Cheers

  • May 3, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    I wonder if you read any of Hopkins' writings

    by seppukudkurosawa

    to research your comic. They can all be found on Project Gutenberg. That guy was a total loonie tune.<p> The movie itself is one of my favourites, one of the most transcendental b-movies I've ever seen. I'll see if I can find the comic.

  • May 3, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Darkwing Duck!

    by iamnicksaicnsn

  • May 3, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    When there's trouble you call D.W.

    by iamnicksaicnsn

  • May 3, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Darkwing Duck!

    by iamnicksaicnsn

  • May 3, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    "Let's get dang-er-ous."

    by iamnicksaicnsn

  • May 3, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Darkwing Duck!

    by iamnicksaicnsn

  • May 3, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    You better watch out, you bad boys!

    by iamnicksaicnsn

  • May 3, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Darkwing Duck!

    by iamnicksaicnsn

  • May 3, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Regarding Darkwing

    by NinjaRap

    Yay for his return in the form of comics; boo for the fact that you already posted these preview pages last week!

  • May 3, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Pretty sure it wasn't here where you saw DWD...

    by Ambush Bug

    Here're last week's previews. Not a Darkwing Duck amonst them.<br> http://www.aintitcool.com/node/44818

  • May 3, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Let's get dangerous...

    by MldMnnrdRprtr

    When there's trouble you call DW. How far off is a continuity clearing Duck Tales/Rescue Rangers/Tailspin crossover event?

  • May 3, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    disney afternoon crossover universes

    by Dollar Bird

    Technically, Duck Tales and Darkwing were in the same universe, although their tones were completely different and Launchpad had a different style sheet between the two shows. However, I don't think the other shows existed in the same universe. There was an episode of DW where he was taken into the "human world" after a television producer (IIRC) was able to tap into soundwaves eminating from the Duck Tales/DW universe. At the end he taps into the sounds of another universe and hears Chip and Dale assembling the Rescue Rangers. I am a dork.

  • May 3, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    I love the colours and artwork on

    by hallmitchell

    Darkwing duck and Fraggle rock.

  • May 3, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Congrats Mark!

    by GrantChastain

    Keep up the great work, man. I'll be preordering your book and keeping an eye out for your work in the future. :)

  • May 3, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Disney crossovers

    by Billy Goat

    Even if the TaleSpin universe is the same as the DW universe, TaleSpin took place in the 1930's. Of course, it would be interesting to see older versions of the TS characters...

  • May 3, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    DARKWING DUCK is the reason I love BATMAN...

    by Admonisher

    No joke. DARKWING captured the aesthetic so well (albeit through the filter of affectionate parody) that when I encountered serious BATMAN comics, I already loved them. :-) Also, artist Katie Cook is an amazingly good fit for the FRAGGLE series! The other artists are great as well, but as on-model as they are, I prefer Katie's adorably stylized touch.

  • May 3, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    I'd love a new comic series for Tale Spin and Rescue Rangers

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I was devastated when the Disney Comics titles devoted to both were cancelled around 1991. Fuck, if Disney can't release the rest of the episodes on DVD, a comic would scratch the itch fine.

  • May 4, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Mmmm... I'm under Nasty in the Pasty!

    by ScaryWaitress

  • May 4, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Which is a great handle, IMO.

    by ScaryWaitress

  • May 4, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    So, here I am... aaaaallll aloooooone....

    by ScaryWaitress

  • May 4, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    rinse. repeat.

    by Six Demon Bag

  • May 4, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Don't hate me because I'm beautiful... *pout, pout*

    by ScaryWaitress

  • May 4, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    hey Ess

    by Six Demon Bag

    you hangin out today?<P>hows yer back?

  • May 4, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    This loads like (expletive).

    by Subtitles_Off

    I'm at 44881. Sorry.

  • May 4, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    i actually checked out some darkwing duck and duck tails form th

    by Six Demon Bag

    that and some old school sesame street..<P>nice..

  • May 4, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Hi Sixies. Only briefly... girl's gotta work sometime.

    by ScaryWaitress

    My back is actually OK, but I still hate this effing chair. <P> Subs, are you mutinizin'? You prefer 44881?

  • May 4, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    i think they are coming over to play here

    by Six Demon Bag

  • May 4, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Grittin' my teeth.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • May 4, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    85,436th

    by Subtitles_Off

  • May 4, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Sixies did First the place after-all.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • May 4, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    ...in here you have to stick with the full post display...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...page because otherwise all the images make it load all choppy.

  • May 4, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    just ease into guys

    by Six Demon Bag

    like slipping into a warm bath..

  • May 4, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    yeah do the talkback display..

    by Six Demon Bag

    you dont actually READ the articles do ya??

  • May 4, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    ...just so you know, 4904 (if you forget a 4)...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...is about THE RETURN OF CROCODILE DUNDEE!!!<P> I don't recommend it.

  • May 4, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    if i didnt FIRST it..

    by Six Demon Bag

    i wouldve been all over the GRITBack

  • May 4, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    crocodile dundee 3 thread..

    by Six Demon Bag

    yet it took a goddamned week for a dede allen obit..may he rest in peace..<P>talk about HARRY'S KATRINA

  • May 4, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    ...I've enjoyed what I've read of WALKING DEAD...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...looking forward to the show. I've often wondered why you don't see more long running survival type shows.

  • May 4, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    ..."HARRY'S KATRINA"! AAAAHAHAHAHA!!

    by FlickaPoo

  • May 4, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    KalVilmer does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Kal Vilmer in Fatman Borever.

  • May 4, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Sometimes my gags are so good I repost them from other threads...

  • May 4, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Sixies, just remember for future BAMF!s,

    by Subtitles_Off

    linking for Subbaries and The Shelter is a fukking CHORE with these Previewsbacks. <P>I'm not pouting nor whining. I'm just pointing it out since nobody knows.

  • May 4, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Deja vu... where am I?

  • May 4, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    "STOP WHINING"

    by Six Demon Bag

    TAKE YOUR TOY BACK TO THE CARPET EMMA!<P>im not a policeman im a princess!<P>TAKE IT BACK!<P>all right.

  • May 4, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    note taken subs..

    by Six Demon Bag

    you cant link TALKBACK DISPLAY rather than NODE?

  • May 4, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    the only way to unite this rift is to

    by Six Demon Bag

    return the crystal shard before the suns align..<P>we move to a neutral node.

  • May 4, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    You cannot link to specific posts

    by Subtitles_Off

    from DISPLAY. You always have to go back and forth, and every time you go back, you gotta deal with the slog of it loading.

  • May 4, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    44897?

    by Six Demon Bag

    its vast and roomy over there

  • May 4, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    I'M NOT MOVING AGAIN.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I'm keeping track of three of these fukking things as is. A fourth will kill me.

  • May 4, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    we bring the two together..

    by Six Demon Bag

    put an * next to today..and we move to 44897..call it a week..<P>theres like 7 posts there..

  • May 4, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    ...just consider all this a trick to throw off Low Men...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...trackers...like hiking in a stream for a while, or walking backwards in the snow, or circling back and walking over your own footprints...

  • May 4, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    trying to make the week easier for ya bro..

    by Six Demon Bag

    the summers coming up..we will be moving a lot..we gotta pace ourselves..we are gonna be one year old soon.

  • May 4, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    SANDPEOPLE walk single file

    by Six Demon Bag

    to hide their numbers..<P>these tracks are side by side..

  • May 4, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    44897

    by Subtitles_Off

    I swear you better all just decide that's where we're plantin ass and getting down to the real nitty gritty!

  • May 4, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    IM WEDGE'N OUT (AGAIN)

    by Six Demon Bag

  • May 4, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    ...I'll circle back and use a broken tree branch...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...to dust out our tracks.<P> But what do I do with the broken tree branch? Low Men are canny...guess I'll have to eat it.<P> That's going to be some slow chewing.

  • May 4, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Ess

    by Six Demon Bag

    attached is your cordial formal invitation to 44897..lest you think wee are ditching you..<P>tis not true<P>see you there..signed the Peebers for the Activiation of the Anti-Kardashian Proclamation

  • May 4, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    They were here. Tracks are fresh. And so is the shit I just trod on. Damn! 30 years as a tracker and you'd think i'd know to avoid shit on the trail... Fuck that stinks... I think it might be one of Flicka's...