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Preview: Shadow: Midnight in Moscow #4

Shadow: Midnight in Moscow #4

Howard Chaykin (w/a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The City of Light welcomes the Creature of the Night as The Shadow haunts the rooftops of Paris…One step behind his quarry–as the Doomsday clock clicks inexorably to Midnight…

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Preview: The Devilers #3

Devilers #3

Joshua Hale Fialkov (w)
Matt Triano (a)
Jock (c)
FC • 32 pages • $2.99 • Teen+

From Joshua Hale Fialkov, the writer of Ultimate FF, comes The Devilers! The City of the Damned attacks as the Devilers fight their way to Lucifer’s castle in the center of hell, but what, or rather, WHO they find there is not what they expected at all. Plus, the origin of the Deviler that might save them all.

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Preview: Solar: Man of Atom #5

Solar: Man of the Atom #5

Frank J. Barbiere (w)
Jonathan Lau (a)
Juan Doe (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Part 1 of New Story Arc! Ok, so 1) Erica’s got ALL the Solar powers. 2) Erica doesn’t know how to USE the Solar powers. 3) Erica’s dad keeps bugging her about HOW to use the Solar powers. 4) Erica’s lost waaaaaay the hell out in space BECAUSE of the Solar powers, and 5) Pretty much every alien ever wants to catch Erica and STEAL the Solar powers. Things are gonna blow UP. Welcome to the most bats&%t insane lost-in-space story EVER by FRANK BARBIERE (Five Ghosts) and new artist JONATHAN LAU (Codename: Action)!

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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: 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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Review: Purgatori #1

purI have been an on-again off-again reader of comics for pretty much my whole life. One of those off-again periods happened to coincide with the explosion in the 1990s of the “bad girl” comics, of which there were many representatives, but of which Lady Death was among the most successful. The basic characteristics of most of these characters were pretty similar. They would have ridiculously sculpted feminine physiques, ridiculous even by the standards of the usual presentation of comic book women, and their clothing were usually equally ridiculous. The other commonality was their power, a lot stronger than they looked, and usually derived from some supernatural source. I didn’t know them though, by the time that I had regained an interest on comics I was too late to catch up.

After the popularity of the characters died off, they kind of scattered. Some ended up at the same publishers though with less focus, while others bounced around a fair bit. One of those that bounced was Lady Death, but strangely her entourage did not, at least not in all parts. One of the more popular supporting characters, Purgatori, was sold off separately and also could not find a home for a while. Eventually the character ended up at Dynamite. Generally speaking Dynamite has been an industry leader in terms of revamping public domain characters and making them modern and approachable, but they generally have stayed away from such characters with recent pasts elsewhere.

As a reader of Purgatori #1, I am a little bit in the middle of the experience. Any #1 is a good place to start off with a new character, as creators usually have the insight to make the characters a little more approachable. At the same time, the theme matter of Purgatori is a little bit outside of what I am used to. A trend which I avoided mostly was the vampire trend in pop culture, including in comics. That Purgatori is a demon/vampire blend doesn’t really connect with me as a reader that tends more towards science-fiction. As an aspiring writer of fiction myself, I recognize that stories require one of two things – engaging concepts or engaging characters, though preferably both. In the case of this series, the concept is a little mundane, as the setting of Hell is not really a new one when even the likes of Superman and Iron Man have been there. Contrasted against that is the character of Purgatori. While the writer, Aaron Gillespie, has been given a pre-established character and has limited ability within which to make her unique from the concept, he at least succeeds in the characterization.

Though she is potentially new to a lot of readers, the main character is still approachable. She is bad, but also a little good, serious but also sassy. It makes for the kind of character that can hold a series even if the setting is not very interesting. As this series stands for me, I will check out issue #2 to see where it goes, even if it is not my style, just because the writer has made the character compelling enough.

Story: Aaron Gillespie Art: Javier Garcia Miranda
Story: 7.8 Art: 8.2 Overall: 7.8 Recommendation: Read

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Lady Demon Returns After 15 Years

Dynamite Entertainment is going to re-introduce comic book fans to Lady Demon, the vivacious and vicious hellraiser who served as a cornerstone of the Chaos! Comics horror universe. Marking her first appearance in fifteen years, the fan-favorite character will star in her own self-titled comic series, written by Aaron Gillespie and illustrated by Mirka Andolfo. Lady Demon #1 is scheduled for a December release, and will feature a wealth of comic book cover options, including those by artists Joyce Chin, Mirka Andolfo, Allison Sohn, Cat Staggs, Cedric Poulat, and Mike Mayhew.

The original Lady Demon won legions of fans with her spitfire attitude and sultry looks in the original line of Chaos! Comics titles during the 1990s. Now, as Dynamite Entertainment revives the brand with a bold new look and attitude (with such bestselling comic series as Chaos, Evil Ernie, Purgatori, Chastity, and more), Lady Demon debuts her new incarnation in her very own title.

On the run from Lucifer’s hit squad, Lady Demon rides a newly arrived soul back to earth. Little does she know, the soul is attached to a woman in the middle of a dark conspiracy. That suits Lady Demon just fine… because it means she gets to kill a whole lot of people.

Lady Demon #1 is slated for release in December.

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Dynamite Announces the Death of Apollo

Dynamite Entertainment is revealing one of the biggest secrets of the Battlestar Galactica mythos in the upcoming miniseries event, Battlestar Galactica: The Death of Apollo. The Death of Apollo reunites the creative team of fan-favorite comic book writer Dan Abnett and talented artist Dietrich Smith in a heartwrenching chronicle of the iconic Viper pilot’s last days — an event hinted at during official TV series continuity but never before revealed.

When Battlestar Galactica first captured the hearts of sci-fi fans in 1978, the bold starfighter pilot Captain Apollo stood out as the central character of the series, defending the fleet from the Cylon menace as deftly portrayed by actor Richard Hatch. After the original series came to an end in 1979, the sequel series Galactica 1980 continued the tale of the nomadic fleet, but set years after the events of the previous run. Captain Apollo was no longer a member of the cast, and in-story dialogue strongly implied that the implacable hero had met his demise in the intervening years. This series fills in the gap between Battlestar Galactica and Galactica 1980 which officially reveals the fate of the beloved character.

The fleet has been travelling for years, and at last the human survivors seem to be leaving the war and the Cylons behind them. But the threats never go away. A voice from the past and a bizarre twist of fate leads Galactica into danger once again, and events will take place that will change everything forever.

Dynamite Entertainment has been publishing Battlestar Galactica comic books since 2006, focusing on each incarnation of the franchise from the classic continuity of the 1978 television series, to the Galactica 1980 follow-up, and finally to the reimagined series aired on Syfy from 2003 through 2009. Recently, Dynamite has published a bestselling Battlestar Galactica series by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning set in the classic continuity, as well as a miniseries focusing on Galactica’s scoundrel with a heart of gold, Starbuck.

Battlestar Galactica: The Death of Apollo #1 is slated for release in December.

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Dynamite Offers DRM Free Bundles

Dynamite-logoDynamite Entertainment has announced the next phase of its DRM-Free digital comic shop: discount bundles. Now, Dynamite Comics fans will have the chance to save big on their DRM-Free purchases with discounted offerings from Dynamite Digital starting with the Five-Book Five-Star Starter Set, featuring the first issues of the publisher’s bestselling series including: Vampirella, The Shadow by Garth Ennis, Mark Waid’s Green Hornet, Red Sonja, and Kirby: Genesis all for an introductory bundle price of $5.00.

The bundles offer fans a new way to support their favorite creators, own the files of their purchase, and help Dynamite keep its ten year anniversary celebration going strong. With more bundles planned for later this month, Dynamite is primed to continue the growth of its digital offerings.

This first bundle follows the launch of Dynamite’s own digital storefront last month, a move that coincided with the company donating a portion of the proceeds during the first month of operation to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. To date, Dynamite’s top titles, including Bob’s Burgers, Alice Cooper, Vampirella, Red Sonja, and The Boys, have all been made available and DRM-Free for as little as ten cents to full cover price.

Preview: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Echoes #3 (of 4)

TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: ECHOES #3 (of 4)

Nathan Edmondson (w)
Marc Laming (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The scope of KROWE’s activities widens by the minute, and Sam is going in alone. He will be put to the test as his past deeds race up to catch him, and his team can only watch — and hope — that Sam has the grit to endure what he faces.

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