Brent McCarthy comic
Bastard Samurai takes place in present-day Manhattan and focuses on Jiro, a killer at the top of his class at the Kozu sword school. The underground training camp in midtown takes in orphans and twists them into Bushido warriors. The Yakuza stage death matches across the city rooftops where Japanese businessmen gamble heavily on the always-fatal outcome. The story is produced and overseen by Powers co-creator Michael Avon Oeming, who introduces newcomers Miles Gunter (Vertigo's Weird War Tales) and animator Kelsey Shannon, who worked on Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Each issue includes a five-page backup drawn fully by Oeming. This Issue: Jiro's status allows him the best that Manhattan offers, but he is forever on the tight leash of his superiors: always followed, always watched. The killing life is all he has ever known, but a rendezvous with fate is about to change all that. With graduation in sight, Jiro experiences a vision while meditating that sets a sequence of events in motion that will take him beyond his own limits- and change him forever.
Miles Gunter and Michael Avon Oeming, creators of Bastard Samurai, kick off a series of new adventures featuring Mike Mignola's team of paranormal investigators in B.P.R.D.: The Soul of Venice! Something's wrong with the water in Venicesomething so unusual that the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense have come to investigate. Exploding statues of a local goddess lead them to the haunted mansion of an ancient vampire and a grand marquis of hell. Mike Mignola lends a hand with the writing on this action-packed and eerie one-shot, with a cover by Powers artist Michael Avon Oeming.
- Issue # Full (one year ago)
"EARTH CALLING," Part One Her name is Valla. In life she was a fisherwoman. In death she is a vampire residing peacefully on the bottom of the ocean. When a mysterious dark plague descends upon her aquatic paradise, she must venture to the surface in search of answers. What she finds is a world headed towards an environmental collapse that will eventually wipe out her food supply. If Valla is to continue to have the blood she needs to survive, then she must stop the fossil fuel industries from destroying the planet no matter the cost. From MILES GUNTER (NYC MECH) and KELSEY SHANNON (BASTARD SAMURAI) comes an action-horror middle finger to the politicians and propagandists who choose to deny the reality of climate change. Prepare yourself. DARK FANG is coming.
Eight million robots walk the streets, but this isn't science fiction. This is New York City, top to bottom, from a basement in the last Brooklyn ghetto to the clouds above a penthouse suite on Park Avenue. These are robots in agony, ecstasy and everything in-between, searching for love, sex or just enough spare change to get them through the day. Welcome to NYC MECH.
NYC MECH returns in a brand new series and things are more out of control than ever. Quentin is one of more than eight million robots in New York, and like so many others, he has a story to tell. In NYC MECH: BETA LOVE, Quentin's humdrum bus route is disrupted by the appearance of a sizzling bad girl who sends his gears spinning. The real problem is that gun she seems so hot to use and a desperate craving for dangerous speed that only Quentin is equipped to satisfy.
Brain-eating steroid monks; psycho werewolf punks; severed, screaming heads on fire; point-blank napalm strikes - and that's just the first 12 pages! Get ready for breakneck horror action like you've never seen before from the twisted creative minds that brought you Bastard Samurai, Miles Gunter (NYC Mech, Zombee, Weird War Tales) and Kelsey Shannon (Invincible, X-Men: Unlimited, Batman Adventures)! Get ready for Yeti vs. Vampire!