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Preview: Jughead: Grill Master

JUGHEAD: GRILL MASTER

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover:  Rex Lindsey, Rosario “Tito” Peña, Pat Woodruff
On Sale Date: 7/3
75-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

You can’t kiss THIS cook—he won’t let you! Jughead’s manning the grill in this digital-only collection of stories. Ol’ Needlenose has a bunch of recipes he’d like to try! Get to the table quick, though, or he’ll eat it all first!

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Exclusive Preview: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #10

DC Comics has provided us an exclusive preview of Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four. Written by Brian Buccellato with art by Xermanico, chapter 10 is chocked full of action as the battle between the Army of Zeus and Superheroes continues. This chapter debuts new Greek Gods never seen in this series before!

Just when it looks like there might be a winner between Superman and Wonder Woman, all hell breaks loose, and the Amazons get into a full-scale war against The Man of Steel’s army of Super Soldiers.

The chapter will be available for download on Tuesday via the DC Comics App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus.

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SDCC 2015: Lion Forge’s Panel Lineup

LionForge-Roar_COMBO_LOGODigital-first publisher Lion Forge Comics is celebrating its debut lineup of print comic books and graphic novels with a full slate of programming at next week’s San Diego Comic-Con. Highlights include a star-studded Miami Vice 30th anniversary reunion panel, a special appearance by cosplay superstar Yaya Han with two Comic Con-exclusive prints, and free sketch sessions with Lion Forge artists throughout the weekend.

PANELS

Miami Vice 30th Anniversary RetrospectiveThursday, July 9, 6:00-7:00 p.m. — Room 29AB

Talent from the classic NBC primetime series will join creators from the current Lion Forge comics to discuss the enduring legacy of the show that spawned decades of neo-noir cop shows to follow. Series creator Anthony Yerkovich and actors Edward James Olmos (“Lt. Castillo”), Michael Talbott (“Det. Switek”), and Olivia Brown (“Det. Joplin”) will talk with Miami Vice graphic novel writer Jonathan London and Lion Forge editor Shannon Eric Denton about the music, the colors, the alligators, and the action that made Miami Vice such a hit.

Care Bears & Madballs: A Look Back and A Look AheadFriday, July 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. — Room 8

A lively look back at the mega-popular ’80s franchises that are seeing a resurgence with new entertainment in 2015. Fans will have a chance to meet members of the American Greetings creative teams behind both properties and learn about their journey from greeting card idea to global phenomenon. Clare Kramer of Geek Nation will unveil a treasure trove of history and news for fans with Rick Reising (Sr. Managing Editor, American Greetings), Carlos Villagra (Head of New IP & Illustration, American Greetings), Georgia Ball (Writer, Care Bears graphic novel), and Adam Staffaroni (Senior Editor, Roar Comics). Featuring sneak peeks at artwork from the new Lion Forge comics making their digital debut this month!

Andre the Giant: The Man Behind the LegendSaturday, July 11, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — Room 29AB

The beloved pro wrestler’s daughter Robin Christensen Roussimoff joins Brandon Easton, author of Lion Forge’s authorized graphic novel biography, and editor Shannon Eric Denton to discuss the real man we all know as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Join us for fond reminiscences of one of sports entertainment’s most legendary figures. Hosted by Andre Meadows of Black Nerd Comedy.

SIGNINGS

Signings and free sketch sessions for fans will be held throughout the weekend at Lion Forge Booth #2300. Below times are subject to change and more events to be announced — stop by the booth for up-to-the-minute news.

Thursday

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. — MIAMI VICE Signing — Michael Talbott, Olivia Brown, and Jonathan London

Friday

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. — MIAMI VICE Signing — Michael Talbott, Olivia Brown, and Jonathan London

Saturday

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. — ANDRE THE GIANT Signing — Robin Christensen Roussimoff and Brandon Easton

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. — CARE BEARS Signing — Georgia Ball

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. — YAYA HAN Signing (SDCC ‘15-exclusive prints for sale! Two for $25)

Sunday — Kids’ Day!

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — CRYSTAL CADETS Signing — Anne Toole

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. — SAVED BY THE BELL Signing — Joelle Sellner

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. — PUNKY BREWSTER Signing and FREE Sketches — Joelle Sellner and Lesley Vamos

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day today! We’ve got lots of reviews to come and so much more. But, while you wait for all of that, here’s some news and reviews you might have missed.

Around the Tubes

ICv2 – Comics and Graphic Novel Market Sales Hit New 20-Year High – Mazel Tov!

ICv2 – Digital Comics Hit $100 Million – Mazel Tov again!

The Outhousers – Marvel To Renegotiate With PR Firms CBR and Newsarma Ahead Of Post “Secret Wars” Exclusive Reveals – Bwahahaha

Library Journal – Getting Graphic at ALA | ALA Annual 2015 – I really want to go to this at some point.

Kotaku – What Happens to [REDACTED] in Arkham Knight Is Really Not Good [UPDATE] – Well ok then.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

ICv2 – So Cute, It Hurts Vol. 1

Preview: The Red Panda #11: Night of the Red Panda Part 8

The Red Panda #11: Night of the Red Panda Part 8

Writer: Gregg Taylor
Artist: Dean Kotz
Price: $0.99
Pages: 25
Rating: 12+

The all-new, two-fisted pulp adventures Terrific Twosome of Toronto! This issue: “Monkey See, Monkey Do pt 2 of 2″! The Red Panda and the Flying Squirrel face a city gone mad… quite literally! When the mind of one of their deadliest enemies is broadcast to hundreds of citizens of Toronto, the Terrific Twosome of Toronto are up to their armpits in sinister simians! Plus two more serialized chapters of the prose pulp novel “Pyramid of Peril”, and a behind the scenes “Hero File” on the man in the mask himself!

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Preview: High Crimes #12

High Crimes #12

Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa
Price: $0.99
Pages: 24
Rating: 17+

It’s the end of the line at the top of the world as Zan and the Strange Agents face off, with the body of Sullivan Mars between them. The finale of the Eisner-nominated comic. Get your hankies out.

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Review: Eccentrix One Shot

eccentrixWhat happens when you fight crime too hard? You get Eccentrix! Struggling to find his place on a superhero team, the titular hero Eccentrix has defeated some powerful enemies. But when he turns that power to non-super crime with spectacularly bad results?

This is the third project by collaborators James Maddox and Rob Dumo have worked on, but is the first with colorist Nick WentlandEccentrix is very fun and enjoyable, if a fairly violent comic that probably shouldn’t be given to kids. As a mature comic, however, it’s certainly worth your time. The story focuses on the seemingly naive Eccentrix trying to find his place in the world as a superhero who doesn’t seem to know just how powerful he is.

Balancing the action with story driven scenes that are by no means slow, Eccentrix also adds that which can be very difficult to convey in a comic; dark comedy. Although not quite as evident on the first reading, James Maddox ensures that the comic is worth a second (and even a third) reading. The more I read the comic, the more it made me smirk. Rob Dumo and Nick Wentland’s artwork is good, bordering on great for much of the comic, and joyously compliments the story ever so well.

As a standalone digital only comic book, Eccentrix is very enjoyable. Yes, it may lack a bit of the polish of the big publishers, but the comic is stronger, and more vibrant because of that. Offering a fresh take on super teams once the big bad is defeated, Eccentrix left me wanting to read more. At the end of the day isn’t that what we want from our comics?

Look for Eccentrix on comiXology on July 1st!

Story: James Maddox  Art: Rob Dumo Colors: Nick Wentland
Story: 8.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation:  Buy

Broken Icon provided Graphic Policy a FREE copy for review.

Preview: Betty’s Garden Variety

BETTY’S GARDEN VARIETY

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 6/26
50-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Betty Cooper has quite a green thumb! She’s the best gardener at Riverdale High and loves sharing her tips with the rest of the gang—even though they don’t always do so well at it! Join Betty in this digital-only collection of leafy green stories!

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Preview: High Crimes #11

High Crimes #11

Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa
Price: $0.99
Pages: 21
Rating: 17+

It’s summit day on Mount Everest and Zan Jensen will find out what kind of price you pay to achieve your dreams, with  a pair of murderous Agents waiting for her and dead bodies leading the way to the top.

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Preview: Unit 44 #4

Unit 44 #4

story by Wes Locher
art by Eduardo Jimenez
$1.99
digital release
mini-series
full color
sci-fi/humor
15+

It’s the end of the world as they know it. The alien invasion begins at Area 51 and Agent Hatch, along with rednecks Chester and Ike, must stave off the invaders long enough for Agent Gibson to recover the Freedahken crystal from madman Lance Albright. After all, it’s only the future of humanity at stake. The epic conclusion is here!

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