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Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? We’ll have our picks in a couple of hours, but until then, here’s come comic book news and reviews from around the web.

Around the Tubes

KSL – Former LDS missionary creates graphic novel based on experience – This sounds really interesting.

Kotaku – Monstress Is A Gorgeous Comic Book About Racism, War and Slavery – Amazing firs issue.

CBR – The CW Orders Six Additional “iZombie” Episodes – Excellent!

Colorado Public Radio – How Comic Books Help Some Colorado Inmates Gain New Skills – Very interesting.

Kotaku – Mechanised League Of Legends Cosplay – This is amazing.

Over Mental – The Annotated Adventure Time: The Tarotic Journey in “Stakes” Pts. I & II  – For Adventure Time fans, a must read!


Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Captain America: Sam Wilson #3

Newsarama – Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1

CBR – Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1

CBR – First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson

CBR – Jem and the Holograms #9

Fashion Spotlight: Adventure Gym, Burger City, and Inspectre Gadget

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Preview: Adventure Time: Masked Mayhem Vol. 6 OGN

Adventure Time: Masked Mayhem Vol. 6 OGN

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Writer: Kate Leth
Artists: Bridget Underwood, Drew Green, Vaughn Pinpin, Meredith McClaren

In this sixth Adventure Time original graphic novel, BMO and Jake are getting ready for the biggest costume party ever—they’ve received invites from everyone! As they party-hop, they realize that each party has one thing in common: a prankster. Detective BMO is on the case with the help of Jake, his sidekick, to figure out what’s going on. Join them as they travel all across Ooo to find who the culprit is, while still enjoying some fun times with friends.


Preview: Adventure Time #46

Adventure Time #46

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling

New story arc! When one of Joshua’s old spells wears off, Finn and Jake find themselves facing an old childhood friend that neither of them can remember!


BOOM! Studios in January 2016


Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Kyle Higgins, Mairghread Scott, Steve Orlando
Artists: Hendry Prasetyo, Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes

What’s to Love: Saban’s Power Rangers is a multi-generational, globally recognized franchise. With its epic Ranger suits, giant Zords and Megazords, and—at its core—a story of super powered teens who defend the world from evil, the Power Rangers series is a pop-culture phenomenon that has continued to resonate with fans for more than 22 years. We, as huge Power Rangers fans ourselves, are excited to produce a modern Power Rangers comic featuring the iconic characters from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series.

What It Is: It’s Morphin Time! Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers make their BOOM! Studios comic debut in this kick-off #0 issue, which sets the stage for the rest of the series. After escaping Rita Repulsa’s mind control, Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger, joins up with the rest of the Power Rangers to combat her never-ending evil plans. Any semblance of a normal life is gone for Tommy now, but with his newfound family there lies hope for a brighter path. Includes the short story from the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics!

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Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Lisandro Estherren
Incentive Cover: Vanesa R. Del Rey

What’s to Love: Last year, John Wick reminded everyone why hitmen make for awesome stories. Of course, we’ve known that for years as evidenced by The Killer and Hit. Ed Brisson’s (Batman & Robin Eternal, Sheltered) take on a retired hit man who finds himself as the target is a calculated thriller that kept us guessing until the end, and newcomer Lisandro Estherren’s (Tall Tales from the Badlands) noirish art perfectly sets the mood.

What It Is: A retired hit man, known only as “The Man,” is forced back into the game when a list of his kills is leaked by a mysterious blackmailer. The list makes targets out of anyone associated with one of the The Man’s previous jobs, not to mention The Man himself. As he fights to protect those the list exposes, The Man sets off to uncover the identity of the blackmailer so he can move on with his new life once and for all, but will the truth ruin those chances forever?

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Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Emily Partridge
Artist: Natalie Andrewson
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Subscription: Corin Howell
Incentive: Wyeth Yates

What’s to Love: The Ice King is probably one of the most tragic and hilarious characters in the Land of Ooo, but we’ve never had the chance to really focus exclusively on him before. Now we’re taking a look at just what makes the Ice King tick with writer Emily Partridge (Adventure Time) and artist Natalie Andrewson (Lumberjanes).

What It Is: The Ice King has always been there, kidnapping princesses, messing with Finn and Jake, and generally being a weirdo. But there’s way more to him than that! He’s a deep, thoughtful person with a heart full of love! Or…maybe he just really wants to marry a princess. Either way, this is one journey the citizens of Ooo aren’t likely to forget!

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VENUS #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Rick Loverd
Artist: Huang Danlan
Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes

Synopsis: Pauline and the rest of the survivors from the Mayflower take stock of the base on Venus, but there’s a saboteur in their midst who’s sowing tension in the ranks.


SNOW BLIND #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artist: Tyler Jenkins

Synopsis: Teddy goes on the hunt around town trying to track down the man who is after his family.


KLAUS #3 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora

Synopsis: Klaus is caught delivering presents to the town’s children and must fight his way past Lord Magnus’s guards to avoid imprisonment.



Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Cover Artist: Tonci Zonjic

Synopsis: Jackie and Julian are held captive by the crime lord Don Carlo. Bad news…especially if you kidnapped his daughter!


ROWANS RUIN #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Mike Perkins
Cover Artist: Mike Perkins

Synopsis: Final issue! Emily is back from America, and she’s ready to defend her secret at any cost.


THE SPIRE #6 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Jeff Stokely
Cover Artist: Jeff Stokely

Synopsis: Meera is held by the Zoarim at their camp as part of the Pax proceedings, but she’s not alone…



Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Cover Artist: I.N.J. Culbard

Synopsis: The group is scattered in the woods of Lower Crowchurch as the alien threat comes roaring back to life.


JOHN FLOOD #6 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artist: Jorge Coelho

Synopsis: Final issue! The cat-and-mouse game between Flood and Tate comes to a dangerous conclusion.



Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Simic
Cover Artist: Jason Copland

Synopsis: Snake prepares to defend his property from the government at any cost.



Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas

Synopsis: Calder isn’t strong enough, and Isaac gets caught messing with dangerous powers.



Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artists:
Main: Joe Eisma
Incentive: Aaron Alexovich

Synopsis: Jack has to keep his cover as a great sorcerer worthy of nomination into the Sorcerers’ Alliance while Miao Yin and Wang sort out some personal problems!

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Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mad Rupert
Artist: Laura Howell
Cover Artists:
Main: Jeremy de la Garza
Subscription: Will Kirkby

Synopsis: Rigby and Skips are forced to battle in the Crystal Coliseum while Benson and Mordecai struggle to find a way home from the Rainbow Palace in the clouds!

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Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artists:
Main: Maya Kern
Subscription: Ryan Robinson

Synopsis: Finn and Jake learn the truth about their mysterious old friend and his connection to Joshua’s spell.

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Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz, Various

Synopsis: Snoopy’s sister is in town, and it’s causing all kinds of trouble for Charlie Brown. Plus, a Woodstock adventure!



Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman

Synopsis: Esther’s old school friend “Big Lindsay” comes to visit with her baby, but watching the kid and being nice to the insatiable party girl begins to wear on everyone.



Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Sam Sykes
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artist: Mike Luckas

Synopsis: A munchkin has to visit an expert for help after she’s hit with an unknown curse that’s making her lose everything.



Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Cover Artists:
Main: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Incentive: Eva Cabrera

Synopsis: When selkies hold Seafarin’ Karen’s boat hostage, the Lumberjanes will have to rely on the one person they aren’t sure they trust: the Bear Woman.

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Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Nathan Pride
Artist: Nathan Pride
Cover Artist: Nathan Pride

Synopsis: Nathan Pride tells the tale of “The Worm of Lambton.” A young heir to a kingdom catches a horrid Worm while fishing on the banks of the River Wear and throws it into a well in disgust. When the Worm outgrows the well and begins to torment the nearby villagers, the heir will have to return to stop it.



Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artists: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Cover Artist: Kyla Vanderklugt

Synopsis: Smertae and Riata battle with Macbeth’s fate hanging in the balance.



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Writers: Bradford Winters & Larry Cohen
Artist: Daniel Irizarri
Cover Artist: Mike Choi

Synopsis: When Arroyo’s partner slips into a coma, his quest becomes personal.



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Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré

Synopsis: New story arc! While Lantern City falls into chaos, Killian introduces Sander to another civilization living far outside the city walls.



Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Devaki Neogi
Cover Artist: Tula Lotay

Synopsis: What’s to Love: Punk rock isn’t dead…yet. Turf wars, breaking rules, crushing violence, and Black Flag—these are a few of our favorite things, and Curb Stomp straight-up knocks our teeth out (in a good way). It’s an unflinching, visceral look at the lengths one woman will go to protect her friends, her family, and her home—perfect for fans of Rat Queens and the seminal ‘70s cult-favorite film The Warriors.

What It Is: Three gangs. Five girls. No way out. Machete Betty leads a small gang of women under the self-appointed task of protecting their home of Old Beach, one of three boroughs surrounding a rich metropolitan city. When Betty takes the life of a rival gang member in an act of self-defense, she sets off a chain reaction of retaliation, gang warfare, and unlikely allies. It’s up to the The Fever—Machete Betty, Derby Girl, Bloody Mary, Daisy Chain, and Violet Volt—to defend their turf at all costs. Collects the complete four-issue limited series.



Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist: Toni Infante

Synopsis: Based on the hit FX series! The Sons of Anarchy are more than a club, more than a gang, more than an organization: they are a brotherhood. But what happens when your favorite Sons are on their own? In these four stand-alone stories, Jax confronts an ex-member of the club who opens old wounds. Juice’s side business, Clear Passages, faces a blackmail plot which is more complex than it first appears. Bobby’s trip to Vegas takes a wild, hungover turn for the worse. And Happy, long before he became a Son, gets his very first tattoo. These are the Sons as you’ve never seen them before: alone. Collects issues #15-18.



Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: John Carpenter, Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artist: Eric Powell

Synopsis: Based on the cult-classic John Carpenter film! With the unintended help of Jack Burton, Lo Pan and the Three Storms have returned! On the run, Jack Burton and Wang Chi must traverse America in the Pork-Chop Express to escape the onslaught of the Wing Kong and Lords of Death. With Egg and Miao Yin escaping into the Midnight Road, their only chance at survival is keeping the jade eyes from Lo Pan’s grasp. Collects issues #5-8.


SUICIDE RISK VOL. 6 TP (Advance solicited for February 2016 shipping)

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans

Synopsis: With his newly adopted Earth at stake, Requiem must forge an alliance with a powerful entity more dangerous than himself: Aisa. The follower of a great and ancient goddess, Aisa and her sister Diva may hold the key to closing the F.A.U.L.T.Line once and for all—but on which side will Tracey find herself when they do? Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Unwritten) and fan-favorite artist Elena Casagrande (Hulk, Hack/Slash) conclude the mysterious superhero world of Suicide Risk with this critically acclaimed sixth and final arc. Collects issues #22-25.


ROBOCOP: DEAD OR ALIVE VOL. 2 TP (Advance solicited for February 2016 shipping)

Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes

Synopsis: Somewhere there is a crime happening. RoboCop, now a lone officer in the field, faces the calamity of ED-209 attacks plaguing his city. As he works the streets, newly promoted Detective Anne Lewis will work outside her jurisdiction to bring Killian’s corruption to an end. But they are merely pawns in Killian’s game. This is the beginning of the end for Detroit. The action-packed series from Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Birthright) and Carlos Magno (Lantern City) continues in the second chapter to the Dead or Alive trilogy. Collects issues #5-8.



Retail Price: $19.99
Writers: Roger Langridge, Derek Fridolfs, Noelle Stevenson, Jai Nitz, and more
Artists: Frazer Irving, Roger Langridge, Dustin Nguyen, Noelle Stevenson, and more
Cover Artist: Dan Hipp

Synopsis: Collecting stories by amazing creators from around the world, Sugary Shorts Volume Two stars all your favorite characters from Marceline the Vampire Queen to Cinnamon Bun. This collection contains so much sugary goodness it’s almost too sweet to handle. Featuring the work of Dustin Nguyen, Noelle Stevenson, Roger Langridge, Frazer Irving, and more!



Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Zachary Sterling, Meredith McClaren, Joy Ang, T. Zysk, and more
Artists: Zachary Sterling, Meredith McClaren, Joy Ang, T. Zysk, and more
Cover Artist: Natasha Allegri

Synopsis: Being a magical temp worker isn’t as easy as it looks!. From the mind of creator Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake), this imaginative world takes a life of its own as Bee and PuppyCat learn how to work together with whatever the day throws at them. Enjoy all-new adventures from visiting a local carnival to Bee’s first sick day in a collection of shorts by the amazing talent of Zachary Sterling (Adventure Time), Meredith McClaren (Hinges), Joy Ang (Adventure Time), and many more! Collects issues #5-8.


THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL VOL. 2 TP (Advance solicited for February 2016 shipping)

Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Frank Gibson, Tyson Hesse
Artist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artist: Irene Flores

Synopsis: There’s no such thing as a dull day in Elmore! Gumball, Darwin, and Anais stir up trouble wherever they go, but they can always count on each other for help. Based on the hit Cartoon Network show that The Onion’s A.V. Club calls “a revelation,” The Amazing World of Gumball will delight readers of all ages. Collects issues #5-8.



Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Tom Siddell
Artist: Tom Siddell
Cover Artist: Tom Siddell

Synopsis: In the third volume of this critically acclaimed webcomic series, Annie and Kat continue to uncover terrible secrets about their school, Gunnerkrigg Court, while relationships grow and the boundaries of reality are blurred. In the meantime, Coyote begins to show that things in the forest are not quite what they seem. Annie’s second year at the Court comes to a dramatic end! First time printed in softcover.


MEZOLITH VOL. 1 HC (Advance solicited for February 2016 shipping)

Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Ben Haggarty
Artist: Adam Brockbank
Cover Artist: Adam Brockbank

What’s to Love: Mezolith is an award-winning British graphic novel that we are excited to publish for the first time in the U.S. because it’s a captivating, coming-of-age story with lush, gorgeous art! Writer Ben Haggarty is a renowned performance storyteller, having been appointed Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin, and illustrator Adam Brockbank is a storyboard and concept artist who has worked on the Captain America, Spider-Man, and Harry Potter films. The pair has collaborated to produce one of the best-looking books you’ll see all year.

What It Is: 10,000 years ago, the Kansa tribe live on the eastern shores of Stone Age Britain, where danger is never far away. Each season brings new adventures, each hunt has its risks, and each grim encounter with the neighboring tribe is fraught with threat. Poika, a boy on the verge of manhood, must trust the wisdom of his elders and endure life’s rites of passage as he finds his place in the tribe.


LUMBERJANES VOL. 3 TP (Advance solicited for February 2016 shipping)

Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters, Faith Erin Hicks
Artists: Carolyn Nowak, Various
Cover Artist: Noelle Stevenson

Synopsis: It’s a free day at Lumberjanes camp, and the Roanoke cabin is…bored out of their skulls. With nothing to fight the girls set themselves to earning all the badges they can that don’t involve monsters or the supernatural, which is surprisingly hard! When Mal and Molly sneak off in search of real adventure, they accidentally stumble into something more than they ever bargained for. Collects the Halloween special issue #9 written by Faith Erin Hicks and #10-12.


Get Up Close and Personal with Marceline the Vampire Queen in Adventure Time Stakes

KABOOM_AT_MarcelineGoneAdrift_TPThe Land of Ooo is back—and this time, Cartoon Network is answering the burning questions about one of its coolest and most mysterious residents; Marceline the Vampire Queen. “Stakes,” an eight-part journey into the diary of Marceline the Vampire Queen, is the latest in a long line of must-see’s from the prolific, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Adventure Time team. Viewers can sink their teeth into Stakes” with a four-night special event beginning Monday, November 16 and concluding Thursday, November 19 at 8 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network.

Marceline the Vampire Queen wishes to be an undead, red-sucker no more, but can Princess Bubblegum concoct a cure? At the same time, five of Marceline’s most fearsome foes return from her past. What might her most powerful nemesis, the Vampire King, have in store?  Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum and their friends join the Vampire Queen’s fight against her immortal enemies.  But for Marceline, the stakes have never been higher throughout these eight special episodes of Adventure Time!

Series regulars Olivia Olson (Marceline), Jeremy Shada (Finn), John DiMaggio (Jake), Hynden Walch (Princess Bubblegum) and Tom Kenny (Ice King) are joined by guest stars Rebecca Romijn (The Empress), Billy Brown (The Vampire King), composer and actor Paul Williams (The Hierophant), Ron Funches (The Fool), Beau Billingslea (The Moon) and Kyle Kinane (Cloud Dance). In her voice acting debut, Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar joins the cast as the voice of Marceline’s mother.

Preview: Adventure Time Vol. 7 TP

Adventure Time Vol. 7 TP

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Writer: Ryan North
Artists: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb, Various

Finn is about to fall head-first into an adventure so intense, he’ll never remember it! Finn tries to take on the Mnemonoid only to wake up in the future with no recollection what what has happened in the time jump! With his pals Jake, Princess Bubblegum, and Marceline, Finn must remember how to beat this mean dude before he forgets everything else! Collects issues #30-34.


Kate Leth and Bridget Underwood Party-Hop in Adventure Time: Masked Mayhem Original Graphic Novel

What do you do when you’ve received invitations to every costume party in Ooo on the same night? Go to all of them, of course! BMO and Jake are dressed up and ready to party-hop in Adventure Time: Masked Mayhem, the sixth Adventure Time original graphic novel from KaBOOM!, the award-winning all-ages imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network.

Detective BMO and his sidekick, Jake, are on the case when they discover that every party they attend has one thing in common: a prankster! Join them as they travel all across Ooo to catch the culprit while still enjoying some fun times with friends in this 160 page, full-color adventure from writer Kate Leth and artists Bridget Underwood, Drew Green, and Vaughn Pinpin, with a backup story by Meredith McClaren.

The Adventure Time: Masked Mayhem original graphic novel (6” x 9”, 160 pages, full color) arrives in comic shops on November 11th and in bookstores November 17th with a cover by Drew Green for the price of $14.99 under Diamond order code SEP151131 and ISBN 978-1-60886-764-6.

Adventure Time Masked Mayhem Cover by Drew Green

Preview: Adventure Time Vol. 6 Mathematical Edition HC

Adventure Time Vol. 6 Mathematical Edition HC

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Writer: Ryan North
Artists: Dustin Nguyen, Jess Fink, Jeffrey Brown, Jim Rugg, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb

Finn and Jake finally get to have the ultimate out-of-body experience—LITERALLY. Collects issues #25-29.


Preview: Adventure Time #45

Adventure Time #45

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling

Special one-shot issue! Finn and Jake get trapped in a time-looping mirror maze!


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