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Time to reveal the third issue of the series now available for pre-orders: you can see the cover above (first cover showcasing the name of the city BB operates in too) and here is the solicits text to tease you while you wait for the release (in March) ;)
The Black Beetle: No Way Out #3
Written by Francesco Francavilla
Art by Francesco Francavilla
On sale March 20, 2013
Under the watchful gaze of the mysterious Labyrinto, Black Beetle fights for his life! Is this the doing of a man that Black Beetle thought was dead? Could a zombie mobster be commanding the foes of Colt City’s dark avenger?! If he survives the night, the investigative insect will be left with questions to ponder as he takes his investigation . . . to the morgue!
Next we have a sneak peek at NO WAY OUT #1 that my editor Jim Gibbons kindly gave in his blog post on the Dark Horse website. I suggest to click on the image to really enjoy this spread in all its glory :)
THE BLACK BEETLE NO WAY OUT #1 is still available for pre-orders: here's a pre-order form Dark Horse put together to make things easy for you. Just click on the image, print out the form, bring it to the shop, and -voila- it's done! :)
THE BLACK BEETLE NO WAY OUT #1 will be in stores in less than two weeks. Can't wait for you guys to dig in :)
And the love keeps coming! BLACK BEETLE NIGHT SHIFT (aka #0) came out 2 weeks ago but the great reviews and kind words about it keep coming!
I am seriously overwhelmed by all the BB love that is pouring on the first issue: definitely grateful and humbled by the readers' appreciation but also fueled by it to do more and better, and hopefully it will show already in the next issue from the NO WAY OUT mini.
But really, THANK YOU, GRAZIE MILLE, everyone, I am so glad y'all are enjoying the character and the stories :)
And now here some more, recent, reviews.
FOLLOWING THE NERD
COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Black Beetle #0 5/5★
Based on the strength of this issue and the gorgeous art, I’ll
definitely be picking up the next Black Beetle adventure and if it
upholds the quality set here, we are all in for a treat.
REVIEW: The Black Beetle #0
There is an obvious pulp feel to this book that reminds you of classic characters like The Shadow, The Spider, Green Hornet, and others. Francavilla’s decision to create a new character in that same vein really plays to his amazing art style that could easily fit into that era of comic book history and stand toe to toe with them.
Break From Batman: Wonder Woman, Vol. 1 and best December comics list
This was absolute no-nonsense pulp at its best.
COMICS & GAMING MAGAZINE
The Black Beetle in Night Shift #0 4.5/5★
There’s something really iconic about every aspect of this book, from the title to his character to the artwork and more. The visuals are superb, heavy shadows and a very simple colour palette. [...] It’s a meticulously created mythos and I’m excited to read the rest.
Comics Should Be Cheap! (12/19/2012)
If for whatever reason you are hesitant about checking out the new mini, pick this issue up and you’ll have your mind changed.
Post-Crisis Comic Book Previews for 12/19/12
I shouldn't have to remind you of how good Francesco Francavilla is.
DANGER ROOM COMICS
Masterfully-illustrated, pulpy adventure! HIGHLY recommended!
THIRD EYE COMICS
This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics
BLACK BEETLE: NIGHT SHIFT #0 BRINGS THE PULPY AWESOMENESS OF FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA’S MYSTERYMAN TO LIFE! GORGEOUS ART FROM THE MAN WHO BROUGHT US BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR.
IMAGES AND NERDS
Derekommendation of the Week: The Black Beetle #0
Love, love, love the retro vibe. I guess I really like Francesco Francavilla.