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Preview: Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 #4

Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 #4

Tony Lee (w)
Aneke (a)
Ardian Syaf (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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It’s the final battle as the Aethership Galactica and its allies take the fight to Baltar! Can this rag-tag collection of survivors defeat the mighty Cylonic Empire? And what happens when one of Galactica’s allies betrays everyone? Who lives, and who dies? Come with us as #1 New York Times bestselling author Tony Lee brings this miniseries to a shattering conclusion!

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Preview: Bionic Woman: Season Four #3

Bionic Woman: Season Four #3

Brandon Jerwa (w)
David T. Cabrera (a)
Sean Chen (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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While her friends and colleagues continue their desperate search, Jaime Sommers discovers the strange secrets lurking behind the pleasant facade of North Eden! There are lives in the balance, and you know the Bionic Woman won’t stand for that…but how can she save the town’s innocent citizens when she isn’t entirely sure how to save herself? This issue dials up the action AND the mystery! Get ready for a reveal that not even Jaime herself will see coming!

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Review: Purgatori #3

purg-03-covPurgatori’’s Dynamite adventures are already at the third issue, but the character and the series are still very much looking for some kind of definite direction.  The first issue re-introduced the character, the second took a turn into a lot more gore without really advancing the plot, and in the third … she becomes Indiana Jones?  After the events of the previous issue, Purgatori convinces Jade that in fact she does know where the artefact is that Jade is looking for.  After an inexplicably short time they are in Egypt trying to find the lost item, and find their way into a temple loaded with traps, trying carefully to navigate them so as to make it back out alive.

The issue manages to succeed in a few of ways where it hasn’t succeeded thus far in this series.  Despite the continual focus on the gory aspect of Purgatori’s feeding, this feels a lot more natural in this issue as the character does so out of need, and not in a gratuitous manner.  More so, the character background is fleshed out somewhat, introducing a sub-story involving her as a slave in ancient Egypt.  As the adventure and action unfolds, the series for a few minutes seems to forget what it has been doing thus far, but then again that is probably to the benefit of the story as Jade and Purgatori have to deal with an assortment of dangers in the temple.

The end result is a not entirely coherent issue, but one which is at least a lot more fun than the two which preceded it.  It might be a bit of a cheap trick to get some kind of momentum going in the storyline, but at least it works to a degree as the characters for the first time seem to be living up to their potential.  At the same time after such a weak start to the series it is hard to recommend this issue solely based off on one better issue out of three, but this one ended up being somewhat self-contained and can be appreciated even by itself to a degree.  If the writers had jumped right into the action as it is here, instead of two previous issues, the series might have a different tone.  As it is, it is still a series looking for an identity, but at least finds itself on better footing after this issue.

Story: Aaron Gillespie Art: Javier Garcia-Miranda
Story: 7.6 Art: 8 Overall: 7.6 Recommendation: Read

Dynamite provided Graphic Policy with a free copy for review.

Preview: Vampirella: Feary Tales #2

Vampirella: Feary Tales #2

Nancy A. Collins, Gail Simone, Stephen R. Bisette, Denis St. John (w)
Jack Jadson, Ronilson Freire, Bilquis Evely (a)
Jay Anacleto, Arthur Adams, David Roach (c)
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Vampirella’s only hope of escaping The Storyteller is to live out the twisted fantasies in his book. She soon finds herself cast as “Snow White” in a macabre re-imagining of the classic Betty Boop cartoon, as written by Stephen R. Bissette (Saga of the Swamp Thing) and Denis St. John (Monster Pie). Then, Gail Simone (Red Sonja) provides a fresh take on an old fishwife’s tale when she sends Vampirella to a thirsty Old West town to find out whether or not Sailor Jim and his mermaid bride really are living ‘happily ever after’.

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Preview: Evil Ernie #2

Evil Ernie #2

Tim Seeley, Steve Seeley (w)
Rafael Lanhellas (a)
Tim Seeley, Ardian Syaf (c)
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Evil Ernie has accepted his new position as servant of Lucifur and…savior of the world? Now it’s up to the undead teenage psychopath from hell to protect the innocent from Mistress Hel’s, new lover, Carrion Jane! And, in an epic, gory battle between two arcane-powered super slashers, will Ernie’s new ‘ally,’ Mary Price survive long enough to protect the world from the winner?

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Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! Who’s going to go see the new Hunger Games film?

Around the Tubes

CBR – Bruckheimer to Helm TV Adaptation of Ellis’ “Global Frequency” – Oh look, another comic coming to tv!

Kotaku – Batman Has Some Stupid Weapons – Very cool figure.

Charlotte Observer – Graphic novel teaching history at Leflore schools – Great to see!

Bleeding Cool – Dynamite Buys The Atlas Comics Trademark From Jeffrey Stevens – Well that explains what happened to that company.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1

IGN – The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1

Comic Vine – Spider-Woman #1

Talking Comics – Spider-Woman #1

IGN – Teen Titans: Earth One HC

Preview: Dawn/Vampirella #2

Dawn / Vampirella #2

Joseph Michael Linsner (w/a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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In “The Silver Tongue & The Golden Rose,” Vampirella and Dawn – captured by the nefarious demon Masodik – must spin one beguiling tale after another in order to stay alive. Dawn blurs the lines of myth and fantasy by telling the tale of a ruined city plagued by a silver-tongued Gorgon who guards a golden rose. After their father is viciously killed by the Gorgon, two sisters set out to slay it and discover its enchanted secret.

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Preview: Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #4

Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #4

Steve Niles (w)
Nacho Tenorio (a)
Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla (c)
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Is there anything more romantic than the sound of wedding bells and a revving chainsaw? The happy union of timelost bad-ass Ashley J. Williams and lovely maiden Sheila is threatened by an Army-No-Longer-Limited-To-Darkness and their unstoppable leader, The Faceless Man. Will our hero overcome the Deadite hordes and get some sugar? Or will the undead armies force the bride and groom to hail The Faceless One as the king, baby?  The ultimate experience in matrimonial horror ends here!

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Preview: Solar: Man of the Atom #7

Solar: Man of the Atom #7

Frank J. Barbiere (w)
Jonathan Lau (a)
Juan Doe (c)
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In “Spaceship of Death,” Solar – powerless and light-years from earth – has no choice but to stow away on a random cargo ship headed in the general direction of the Milky Way. But she’s quick to discover that she’s not the only dangerous cosmic-powered being on board…

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Preview: Terminal Hero #4

Terminal Hero #4

Peter Milligan (w)
Piotr Kowalski (a)
Jae Lee (c)
FC • 32 pages • $2.99 • Mature

Rory Fletcher thinks he’s escaped the horrors of his life and death. But Minesh and Mia – the two others on whom Raza tried out Quigley’s strange treatment Q – are running amok, and now British Intelligence wonder if rather than being a problem Rory might just be a solution. Dark secrets, disgusting nightmares, and a ghostly visit from the man who changed Rory’s life.

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