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Preview: Amelia Cole #24

Amelia Cole #24

Writers: Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride
Artist: Nick Brokenshire
Letterer: Rachel Deering
Price: $0.99
Pages: 20
Rating: 12+

Lemmy and Omega Company look for traces of Amelia’s magic in the Blended World while Hector gets a huge surprise in the Non-Magic one– and not all surprises are fun, cake, and presents. Also – someone gets a new look. It’s the final chapter of AMELIA COLE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE FATE, Lemmyheads!

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Review: Strange Nation TPB

Strange Nation TPBI am a huge movie buff, as can be ascertained by my previous postings. One of my favorite movies of all time is All The President’s Men, where an intrepid pair of reporters uncovers a huge conspiracy, involving shredding and government employees. Many movies, tried to capture the same intrigue, as this classic film, the most recent being, Kill The Messenger, but none have even come close. That search, ended with Strange Nation, which plays about upon similar machinations but in a fun and suspenseful way.

The comic centers on Norma Park, a former investigative reporter, who lost her job when she uncovered corruption involving politicians. Now she is on her own, still pursuing the same story with the help of a weird sidekick. This has got be one of the weirdest conspiracies, involving aliens, doomsday cults and ape men, thus accentuating the “strange” of Strange Nation. One that any tabloid would be happy to run, which is the reason why Norma got fired.

The story delves into Norma’s personal history as well as personal life, revealing multilayered protagonist, one of the better developed female lead characters I have ever seen. The story also has all the quintessential tropes of a good crime noir novel, allowing murder mystery to occupy the same space as aliens. Eventually, Norma meets Dr. Milo, the main antagonist, and finally finds that truth for which she almost lost everything for. The story arc ends with the revelation of an impending war.

Overall, a fun story that makes light of tabloids and has all the fun quirks of a great Doctor Who episode. Paul Allor’s story is a fun trip down the supermarket aisle where all these creatures exist in those tabloid newspapers. The art by Juan Romera provides enough texture and allure to enhance the noir-ish style story the collaboration is aiming for. Ultimately, this story is a fun mix of Roswell and Manchurian Candidate, definitely worth a read.

Story: Paul Allor Art: Juan Romera
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: BUY

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Bandette #11

Bandette #11

Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Colleen Coover
Price: $0.99
Pages: 21
Rating: 15+

Daniel has been kidnapped! When her dear friend is snatched away without a trace, Bandette, the world’s greatest thief, will spare no resource to get him back! Urchins and allies are deployed! The rich and powerful are strong-armed! But WHO has taken Daniel? And HOW does his disappearance relate to the search for THE HOUSE OF THE GREEN MASK?

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Preview: Kings and Canvas #0

Kings and Canvas #0

Writer: Neil Kleid
Artist: Jake Allen
Colorist: Frank Reynoso
Price: $0.99
Pages: 35
Rating: 12+

Years ago, a boxing champion named Mammoth was exiled and imprisoned. Now, a decade later, Mammoth is ready to return to the family, title and country he’d left behind. It’s a land in which man, beast and champion stride a battlefield and either raise their gloves in triumph or taste canvas in defeat. But before he can return, Mammoth has to escape. And every escape has a story. This, then, is the beginning of that story. KINGS AND CANVAS, an original boxing fantasy tale, explores the lengths a man will go to find purpose after life, liberty and career have passed him by. “Game of Thrones meets Rocky”—but with sea dwarves, pirate referees and talking, boxing dragons—KINGS AND CANVAS journeys across the frontier of a changed America in which honor is gained not by using guns or swords, but rather fists, wits and the courage to change.

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Preview: Amelia Cole #23: The Impossible Fate Part 5

Amelia Cole #23: The Impossible Fate Part 5

Writers: Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride
Artist: Nick Brokenshire
Letterer: Rachel Deering
Price: $0.99
Pages: 20
Rating: 12+

Lemmy and the Omega Corps fight to keep the Blended World from crumbling under The Council’s reign of terror with the help of some strange new allies! But where in the worlds is Amelia?

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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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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: Amazing Forest #10

Amazing Forest #10

Writers: Erick Freitas & Ulises Farinas
Artists: Adrian Bago, Jack Forbes, Jess Smart Smiley
Price: $0.99
Pages: 20
Rating: 17+

A collection of the greatest stories ever told. Tales for the bold. Ideas for the strange. Wicked concepts that stir the minds of those with darkness in their hearts. A modern anthology that lends itself to a time when stories were short and ugly. Written by Erick Freitas & Ulises Farinas, each comic is drawn by a different amazingly talented artist, each lending their unique talents to bring horrible happiness to the reader’s skulls.

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Preview: High Crimes #10

High Crimes #10

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

A partner in distress, a team of killers, a dead body full of secrets, the roof of the world. Only a few hundred feet separate Zan from all of them, but in the last desperate stretch towards the summit of Mount Everest, they may as well be miles away.

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