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Preview: Supreme: Blue Rose #3

Supreme: Blue Rose #3

Story By: Warren Ellis
Art By: Tula Lotay
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUL140580
Published: September 17, 2014

Ethan Crane is missing. Emergency procedures have been activated. Nothing makes sense. We are all in danger.

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Preview: Bionic Woman: Season 4 #1

Bionic Woman: Season 4 #1

Brandon Jerwa (w)
David T. Cabrera (a)
Sean Chen (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Continuing from the TV series, comes The Bionic Woman: Season 4! Jaime Sommers – THE BIONIC WOMAN – has earned a classic series continuation of her own! Jaime is trying to balance the hope of a normal life with her life as a government agent…but when you work for the O.S.I., even a routine mission to Mexico can prove to be far more dangerous than anyone expected!

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Preview: The Wicked + The Divine #4

The Wicked + The Divine #4

Story By: Kieron Gillen
Art By: Jamie McKelvie
Art By: Matt Wilson
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUL140590
Published: September 17, 2014

The mystery is solved. But does pop-god Lucifer like the answer? The answer is a word that rhymes with “Go”, “Blow” and “Pro”. If you think the answer rhymes with “Cow” I applaud you for your unconventional nature. It’s good to experiment. We’re experimenting with being Awesome for four issues in a row. JOIN US.

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Preview: Translucid #6 (of 6)

Translucid #6 (of 6)

Writers: Chondra Echert, Claudio Sanchez
Artist: Daniel Bayliss

The Horse’s final play is here. He and The Navigator enter their final battle, and it takes place on a plane no one would expect! The most personal battle of all is here in the finale to this series and only one person is walking away from it!

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Preview: Trees #5

Trees #5

Story By: Warren Ellis
Art By: Jason Howard
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUL140584
Published: September 17, 2014

Luca has a plan for Eligia. It is not the plan she thinks it is. She is his knife now.

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Preview: Clone #20

Clone #20

Story By: David Schulner
Story By: Aaron Ginsburg
Story By: Wade McIntyre
Art By: Juan Jose Ryp
Art By: Andy Troy
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUL140537
Published: September 17, 2014

“The national clone crisis is over. The threat has been eliminated.”

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Preview: Purgatori #1

Purgatori #1

Aaron Gillespie (w)
Javier Garcia Miranda (a)
Nei Ruffino, Kyle Strahm, Joyce Chin, José Luis, Tony Fleecs (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Spinning out of Dynamite’s best-selling Chaos! Universe, Purgatori flies like a vampire bat out of hell into the pages of her own ongoing series! Trapped in hell, the bitch-queen learns that the Devil doesn’t play games. Can she outwit Lucifer or will he make her regret the day she crossed him? The titillating tale begins right here!

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Preview: Deadly Class #7

Deadly Class #7

Story By: Rick Remender
Art By: Wes Craig
Art By: Lee Loughridge
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUL140453
Published: September 17, 2014

CLASS IS BACK IN SESSION AS RICK REMENDER & WES CRAIG’S HIT SERIES ROLLS INTO ITS SECOND ARC! Narrowly escaping death in Las Vegas, Marcus and his remaining gang return to Kings Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts. But they’re about to learn a hard lesson: blood begets blood, and no bad deed goes unpunished.

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Review: Super-Secret Crisis War: Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends One-Shot

In between each issue of IDW Publishing’s Super-Secret Crisis War, a miniseries telling the action-packed tale of a myriad of Cartoon Network characters altogether in the same story together, is a one-shot crossover issue that spotlights properties that didn’t quite make the cut. The respective Johnny Bravo and Bill and Mandy issues were good fun, but the latest one-shot from writer iVan Cohen and artist Paulina Ganucheau, devoted to Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, is by far the best. It’s not just cute fun, but also heartwarming and filled with joy. It’s a fantastic comic book that entertains through not just nostalgia-mining the psyches of Foster’s fans, but also through wonderful story-telling.

cn_sscw-fosters_cvrSomething this issue does demonstrably better than the previous one-shots is incorporate more characters into the plot, simultaneously making things more interesting and supplying more fan service. A great deal of effort was put into this issue to assure that no major character was cut, and to make sure each of those characters fit their likeness in the television show. This feels like a complete look into the world of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, rather than a quick tread. The characterization is spot-on and the look is spot-on and the tone is spot-on.

It’s a genuinely funny and emotionally-resonate little story, done with just the right colorful, cheerful art and just the right gags and just the right light-hearted tugs at the heartstrings. Bloo’s constant self-centered, ethically-oblivious actions and the poor Frankie’s horrible struggles with her work at the foster home are palpable, making the laughs certainly come easy.  Still, those who need to be criticized are criticized, and those who deserved to be rewarded are rewarded, so the comedy isn’t mean.

The comic itself is light-years away from mean; by the end, it tells a story that gracefully manages to be just happy and heartwarming enough to still be enjoyable rather than forced and sappy. There isn’t really a direct moral lesson, and it isn’t even expecting the reader to take it all that seriously. It’s a silly, convivial little story that raises spirits and makes the case for being a friend to those in need and having a good ol’ goofy time, and for that, it’s remarkable.

Story: iVan Cohen Art: Paulina
Story: 9.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Small Press Expo 2014: Erik Johnson’s Kozmo-Knot

Everyone Small Press Expo, there’s amazing comics and graphic novels that at times challenge what we think of when it comes to comics.

This show I got a chance to check out Erik Johnson‘s Kozmo-Knot, a never ending comic strip, a project he’s worked on for 10 years.

Kozmo-Knot is the story of a spaceman and a caveman, a campfire and a blaster, a rocket ship, asteroid, a rocky off-world landscape. It’s a kinetic pantomime that takes a reader on a far away journey, then right back where they started … to begin again.

With the explosion of digital comics, the idea of the never ending canvas and story has been thrown around, this shows you can achieve that with print as well.

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