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Preview: Drumhellar #7

Drumhellar #7

Story By: Riley Rossmo
Story By: Alex Link
Art By: Riley Rossmo
Cover By: Riley Rossmo
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY140702
Published: July 30, 2014

Drum learns it’s hard to lay low when you’re a magnet for paranormal phenomena. A trio of strange killers stalks the Whitlock woods nearby, and when Harold discovers them, the results are shocking!

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Preview: C.O.W.L. #3

C.O.W.L. #3

Story By: Kyle Higgins
Story By: Alec Siegel
Art By: Rod Reis
Cover By: Trevor McCarthy
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY140700
Published: July 30, 2014

Who is Radia? And why does Chicago fear her? Meanwhile, Geoffrey discovers that C.O.W.L.’s future is anything but guaranteed, and John’s investigation into the union takes an unexpected turn.

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Review: Low #1

Low01_CoverAIn the far distant future, the sun’s premature expansion has irradiated Earth, sending humanity to the lowest depths of the seas, hidden within radiation-shielded cities, while probes scour the universe for inhabitable worlds to relocate to. After tens of thousands of years, a single probe returns, crashing on Earth’s surface, a now-alien place no human has seen for many millennia.

Low #1, the new aquatic sci-fi adventure courtesy of writer Rick Remender and artist Greg Tocchini follows two teams from the last remaining cities undersea as they race to the most unexpected alien world of all—the surface of Earth.

Reading the description above, the series sounds really cool right? Well, even with an issue packed with solid 30 pages very little of the above is touched upon. There’s the sun expansion and water world, there’s looking for probes out in space, but the rest, not so much. Instead we get pirates and family heritage and an introduction to a lot of characters and an interesting world. But then there’s that description… that the comic didn’t quite deliver.

What was inside as far as story is pretty decent. There’s lots of tropes, and some are twisted around, which is nice to see done. But, I couldn’t help thing that the first issue might have been helped with a little decompression, which is something coming from me, since I usually hate that.

The art from Tocchini is interesting but, like the story it’s too muddled with two much to look at, and some things not clear enough visually. Some of it is beautiful though and like much of the book as a whole, I’m torn with some of it I really liked, and some of it being a let down.

The first issue almost tries to do too much on its own, but once the first arc lays out, I’m hoping things will be clearer and expect the whole to be stronger than the individual parts.

Story: Rick Remender Art: Greg Tocchini
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: The Mercenary Sea #6

The Mercenary Sea #6

Story By: Kel Symons
Art By: Mathew Reynolds
Cover By: Mathew Reynolds
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY140713
Published: July 30, 2014

“TOP HAT, WHITE LIE, AND TALES” Jack and Evelyn, a.k.a. “Top Hat,” are captured by Tono, locking the outclassed Venture into combat with a top-of-theline Japanese destroyer.

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Preview: Red Sonja #0

RED SONJA #0

Gail Simone (w)
Noah Salonga (a)
Gabriel Hardman (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

WHO IN THE HYBORIAN AGE IS RED MALAK? Sonja the Devil returns from war at sea, only to find that the entire coastline has been living in fear of a beastly marauder named Red Malak…who claims to be Sonja’s HUSBAND! Don’t miss this special Dynamite anniversary comedy of terrors!

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Preview: The Fuse #6

The Fuse #6

Story By: Antony Johnston
Art By: Justin Greenwood
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY140705
Published: July 30, 2014

“THE RUSSIA SHIFT,” Conclusion. THEIR FIRST CASE: SOLVED! Klem’s got it all figured out. But will she live to tell anyone? Can Ralph get to her in time? Who’s gonna get shot? And can someone, anyone, please explain why it’s called the“Russia shift”? Well, if you insist…

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Preview: Fatale #24

Fatale #24

Story By: Ed Brubaker
Art By: Sean Phillips
Cover By: Sean Phillips
Price: $4.99
Diamond ID: MAR140508
Published: July 30, 2014

IT ALL ENDS HERE! The final extra-length issue of FATALE! There’s so much story that we needed a lot more room. Will Josephine’s final secrets be revealed? Will there be much tragedy? Will Brubaker and Phillips fans love all the crazy extras jammed into this special final issue? Yes, yes, and yes.

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Preview: Dead Letters #4

Dead Letters #4

Writer(s): Christopher Sebela
Artist(s): Chris Visions

Sam’s first case in his new “job” comes to a close as he uncovers the ultimate fate of his predecessor, “the Old Op,”—along with a secret that will blow the top off of the gang war raging across “Here.”

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Preview: East Of West #14

East Of West #14

Story By: Jonathan Hickman
Art By: Nick Dragotta
Cover By: Nick Dragotta
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY140703
Published: July 30, 2014

WARBOUND. The Endless Nation makes the first cut in the carcass once called America. The Apocalypse marches on in EAST OF WEST #14.

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Around the Tubes

It was new comic day yesterday! What did everyone get? What have you liked so far?

Around the Tubes

ICv2 – ‘Superfight’ Will Do ‘The Walking Dead’ – Very cool!

Spinoff Online – ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Could Earn a Record $70 Million This Weekend – I’m betting bigger.

 

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