Dark Horse released the above preview page for NO WAY OUT #2 (coming out in about 3 weeks) so you get another glimpse at what's coming in your new favorite pulp comicbook :)
|The Black Beetle has NO WAY OUT from the hands |
of the super-talented and always gorgeous Kate Leth.
(Photo courtesy Strange Adventures, Halifax NS)
The first issue is getting really close to be sold out everywhere, so make sure to grab a copy if you haven't yet and - most importantly - let your shop know you want all the coming issues: that's a pretty safe way to make sure you get them all and have no holes in your collection.
And now to PART TWO of a tentatively comprehensive list - in no particular order - of all the press THE BLACK BEETLE NO WAY OUT #1 has got in this past week.
THANK YOU again for all the love, everyone, we at BB-Team really appreciate it :)
Best Shots Rapid Reviews: BLACK BEETLE NO WAY OUT #1 9/10
The script keeps things short and to the point, and is dripping with pulp and noir stylings. The artwork is dark and moody and brings the grim streets of Colt City to life as an unwelcoming and harsh place. The pulp noir atmosphere of the story is greatly enhanced by Francavilla’s gorgeous brushwork and gloomy color choices.
Review: BLACK BEETLE #1
The remarkable thing about Francavilla’s storytelling is that the more he gives away about Black Beetle’s personal character, the more he suggests the unknown. Part of this is due to his concise but spectacle-oriented artwork that makes Black Beetle seem like an imposing but vulnerable force in an increasingly expansive and hostile environment.
It’s rare to find a comic that combines visual experimentation, appealing homage, and well-paced character development so seamlessly, but thankfully for readers, there’s more to come.
IGNBLACK BEETLE: NO WAY OUT #1 Review 9/10
Mr. Francavilla doesn't fool around.
The Black Beetle #1: No Way Out Review: Stellar
This comic is masterfully written with the Black Beetle being one of the most interesting comic characters to date.
What I bought – 16 January 2013 | Comics Should Be Good 7.5/10
The story does zip along quite nicely, but it’s Francavilla’s artwork that is the big selling point. It’s superb, of course. [...] he pulls out all the stops on this one. The book is absolutely beautiful, and it’s a pleasure to linger on the pages.
The Black Beetle is a solid superhero pulp story.
Francesco Francavilla’s Black Beetle is back in No Way Out
Advance Review of #1
6 Reasons to get BB on your comic book store pull list so you don’t miss out.
Francavilla really sucks you into the past with his classic designs. His montages on a single or double-page spread begs the reader to take his/her time and examine all the details and signs in the backgrounds.
Comic Roundup: The Black Beetle No Way Out #1 (of 4)
It’s the kind of comic that you will love to read as it comes out monthly, and then will fall in love with all over again when you read the trade. Do not miss this book.
MY HOLLYWOOD DREAM
Preview: The Black Beetle #1
The Black Beetle: No Way Out is very cool and stylistic, as a pulp comic it hits all of the right marks and stands out from the crowd.
The Black Beetle #1 comics review 9.5/10
The Black Beetle: No Way Out #1 is clean comic book storytelling. [...] This is the kind of pulpy mayhem that first made me fall in love with comic books.
THE WEEKLY CRISIS
Post-Crisis Comic Book Previews
the comic is the real deal. Francavilla's stories are classic pulp, and his art is something to behold. So get out there and behold it already.
Early Panels: Three Comics To Look Forward To Tomorrow: The Black Beetle NO WAY OUT #1
Francesco Francavilla's gorgeous art compliments some writing that nails the pulp atmosphere without being cheesy, which is harder than you might think.
Pick of the Week – The Black Beetle: No Way Out #1
Francesco Francavilla does pulp this week in Dark Horse‘s The Black Beetle: No Way Out #1.
Comics Should Be Cheap!
Francesco Francavilla is one of the best illustrators in the business these days, and pulp action like this is what Francavilla does best. [...] who misses out on this new series is making a terrible mistake. Don’t be one of those people.
Food or Comics? | Black beans or Black Beetle
a great retro art style and some nice, sophisticated storytelling. I’m in for the duration on this one.
READ COMIC BOOKS
RCB's best covers of the week!
BLACK BEETLE #1
DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week
BLACK BEETLE #1
We love us some pulp in the comics and it’s even better if it is fresh squeezed from the mind of Italian writer/artist Francesco Francavilla
My Night in Colt City
At its heart, this is a mystery. There isn’t an ounce of cynicism or parody in this book. It’s clear that Francesco Francavilla is pouring everything into The Black Beetle: No Way Out. The book is a sincere love letter to pulp and noir.
Top Picks: Black Beetle: No Way Out #1
Francesco Francavilla is a man on a pulpy, pulpy mission. [...] The hard-boiled mystery hits the ground running and doesn’t pause to catch its breath.
Review: THE BLACK BEETLE: NO WAY OUT #1 8.5/10
Francavilla has been one of the top artists of the past few years and it has only gotten better now that he is working on one of his own creations. [...] For The Black Beetle to be able to fit in and stand side by side with the other pulp heroes says tons about the character design.
COMICS THE GATHERING
Black Beetle #1: No Way Out Review 10/10
Pay attention everyone - this is how it's done.
The noir-ish narration works beautifully - it could have been written by Hammett or Chandler themselves, but manages to sound modernized in a way instead of entirely retro.
Black Beetle: No Way Out #1 Review
Francesco is an artist who can really tell a story, not just illustrate it, with his art. If issue one is anything to go by, Francavilla will have to make room on the mantelpiece for some more Eisners for interior work.
Eleven Thoughts About Eleven Comics
Francesco Francavilla creates a fully realised pulp hereo in The Black Beetle. Do we have a newRocketeer here? It’s looking more and more like it.
The Comic You Should Be Reading This Week: ‘Black Beetle: No Way Out’ #1
Francesco Francavilla is officially the whole package with Black Beetle: No Way Out. He’s had a long, and notable, career as an artist, but here, we get to see what he’s like as a writer, as well. And he does beautifully on both counts.
Francavilla does more with layouts here that we see in most books on the stands, even well rendered ones. [...] This is a book written by somebody who is in love with Will Eisner’s work and has the feel of something that can match up to him.
A COMICBOOK BLOG
Black Beetle #1 Review 10/10
Put simply, this is good comic booking. From the moment you flip the cover you’re going to be entertained, and left wanting more. For my two cents Francesco Francavilla has created something worthy of sitting next to any of the other popular crime books out there right now. If you haven’t already, go get this.
The Black Beetle Soars!
Draped in autumn colors and bold black lines, THE BLACK BEETLE: NO WAY OUT (Part 1 of 4) is a new fascination drawn from the fertile mind of Francesco Francavilla courtesy of Dark Horse Comics. If you know anything about pulp heroes, then you're in good company. Pick this one up today - even as a blind buy - and I guarantee you'll be impressed ... once you pick your jaw back up off the floor. It's a slam-bang, swashbuckling adventure from start-to-finish the way they used to make `em, and it'll hopefully be discovered by a brand-new generation of readers demanding that all of the pulps come back in similar style.
Mini Reviews 20/01/2013 The Black Beetle 8/10
With some evocative 'camera' angles , along with the judicious use of a colour palette that leans heavily on reds, blacks a deep blues, Francavilla brings this fantastically noirish landscape to vibrant life, and marks him out as an increasingly important talent in the industry.
POWER PANELS #002 THE BLACK BEETLE #0 NIGHT SHIFT
This feels like the start of something. If we’re not reading Black Beetle stories for the next few years I’ll be very surprised, and certainly disappointed.
FORCES OF GEEK
The Pull List The Black Beetle #1 A+
Comic books are a mixed bag. Some are good while others are not so good, and then there are those that make you proud to be a fan of the genre. Besides being uber talented, it’s hard to fathom how Francesco Francavilla produced such an outstanding read.
Francesco Francavilla is in a league of his own and anyone who is looking for something different will thoroughly enjoy the work of this Eisner-award winning talent.
FIRST COMICS NEWS
The Black Beetle #1 review 9/10
Francesco has defiantly created a hero that feels ripped from the pages of an old pulp novel, I went so far as to check the copyright information to confirm that this was indeed a new creation, that is how authentic it feels. They even went so far as to create 1940's styled radio show posters that they feature in the editorial pages, it is obviously a labor of love. If you are looking for a good old fashioned pulp adventure featuring a new character uncluttered with decades of history then this is the book that you have been waiting for.
Dark Horse Reviews: The Black Beetle #1 5/5
This book fits right into that same category of The Shadow and The Spider (Dynamite). Great pulp books with fantastic creative teams behind them. This one was certainly nothing short of brilliant!
HOUSE OF FLYING SCALPELS
THE BLACK BEETLE #1 – CRAWLING THROUGH UNDERWORLD PULP 9/10
There are incredible panel sequences where the central figures moves away or towards the reader. It gives a masterful effect of movement towards a still first person camera, especially when black beetle falls across the page and downwards at the same time. Francavilla clearly has honed his craft and creativity with this book, and it succeeds on a style perspective.
TO BE CONTINUED...