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Preview: The Red Panda #6: Night of the Red Panda Part 3

The Red Panda #6: Night of the Red Panda Part 3

Writer: Gregg Taylor
Artist: Dean Kotz
Price: $0.99
Pages: 19
Rating: 12+

The all-new, two-fisted pulp adventures Terrific Twosome of Toronto! This issue: “Rhyme Spree pt 1 of 2” That pernicious pirate of the pen, The Poet, has the city in the thrall of a romantic rhapsody with a crime campaign based in villainous verse. Can the Red Panda and the Flying Squirrel deduce his mysterious motives in time? Plus two more serialized chapters of the prose pulp novel “Pyramid of Peril”, and a behind the scenes “agent file” on mild-mannered reporter Jack Peters.


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Preview: The Remains #3

The Remains #3

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: A.C. Zamudio
Colorist: Carlos Nicolas Zamudio
Price: $0.99
Pages: 25
Rating: 15+

The dead grow restless when Cole Jensen is near. Birdie senses the potential threat the hired man presents for her family, but her parents aren’t listening. As the strange curse spreads like a cancer across the small farm, Birdie learns a cruel and terrible truth: some secrets are meant only for the dead.


Review: Knuckleheads: Fist Contact

knuckleheads-copy-1209fTrevor K. Trevinski was massively hung over when he was given the cosmic powers of The Crystal Fist, so he has no idea how they work. Trev, his roommate Lance, Pizza Guy, and Emma, the “hot drunk English chick,” embark on a hero’s journey, hitting every pothole along the way.

Knuckleheads is one of the numerous series lately that have taken on superherodom from the point of view of the every man. Collecting the first eight issues that were released as digital comics, Knuckleheads: Fist Contact is an entertaining, and funny look at what would happen if super powers were given to someone who should absolutely not have them.

Written by Brian Winkeler with art by Robert Wilson IV, the series naturally introduces us to our cast of characters, with the bigger reveal as to where things are going, and why they are, towards the end. This is a lot of set up with a pay off that’s well worth it.

As a digital comic published by Monkeybrain Comics, each issue is bit sized humor with quick punches that works well in digital form. Collected together through Monkeybrain’s partnership with IDW Publishing, those jokes build up into a solid narrative that delivers with a great punch at the end. Bringing the story to visual life, Wilson’s art reminds me of Mike Allred’s and there’s something about the style that fits the slackers whose tale it visualizes.

Overall Knuckleheads is an entertaining series that’s a great read either in print or its digital form. It’s a story of an everyman given cool powers, and with that, it becomes easy to relate to as we imagine how we’d react in the same situation. Do yourself a favor and pick up the trade, or if you don’t want to dive in that much, an individual issue can be purchased for less than a dollar digitally.

Story: Brian Winkeler Art: Robert Wilson IV
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing and Monkeybrain Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Strange Nation #6

Strange Nation #6

Writer/Letterer: Paul Allor
Artist:Juan Romera
Price: $0.99
Pages: 19
Rating: 15+

Norma exposes the alien invasion! But will anyone care? Meanwhile, Dr. Harris moves forward with his world-shaking plans.


Preview: Edison Rex #16

Edison Rex #16

Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Dennis Culver
Colorist: Stephen Downer
Letterer: John J. Hill
Price: $0.99
Pages: 18
Rating: 12+

Edison Rex has made a lot of new friends, and new enemies, on his journey from villain to hero. But can all of his allies be trusted? And can he really be sure who his enemies truly are?


Preview: Street Angel #2

Street Angel #2

Writers: Jim Rugg, Brian Maruca
Artist: Jim Rugg
Price: $1.99
Pages: 27
Rating: 12+

Orphaned by the world, raised by the streets, Jesse Sanchez is a dangerous martial artist, and the world’s greatest homeless skateboarder. In Wilkesborough, Angel City’s worst ghetto, she fights ninjas, drugs, nepotism, and pre-algebra as Street Angel!


Preview: Knuckleheads #7

Knuckleheads #7

Writer: Brian Winkeler
Artist: Robert Wilson IV
COlorist: Jordan Boyd
Letterer: Thomas Mauer
Price: $0.99
Pages: 18
Rating: 15+

KNUCKLEHEADS IN SPACE? That’s right! The Crystal Fist has zapped the gang into orbit with some creepy looking aliens. Are they good or bad or…both? Find out, and prepare for the shockingiest ending ever!


Preview: Artful Daggers #12

Artful Daggers #12

Writers: Adam P. Knave, Sean E. Williams
Artist: Andrew Losq
Letterer: Frank Cvetkovic
Price: $0.99
Pages: 16
Rating: 15+

Marcus confronts a new adversary while on a mission, while Piper’s revelations begin unraveling the Tricksters.


Preview: Anti-Hero #10

Anti-Hero #10

Writer: Jay Faerber
Artist: Nate Stockman
Colorist: Paul Little
Price: $0.99
Pages: 16
Rating: 12+

Judgement Day has arrived.


Preview: Copernicus Jones: Robot Detective #4

Copernicus Jones: Robot Detective #4

Writer: Matt D. Wilson
Artist: Kevin Warren
Letterer: Dylan Todd
Price: $0.99
Pages: 18
Rating: 15+

While a funeral takes place on the other side of town, Copernicus and his by-necessity compatriot, a robot crime boss who now lives in the body of one of his human enforcers, pay a house call.


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