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Preview: Behemoth #1

Behemoth #1

Writer: Chris Kipiniak
Artist: J.K. Woodward
Letterer: Jesse Post
Price: $0.99
Pages: 24
Rating: 15+

Theresa woke up to find herself changing into a monster. She’s taken from her family and put into an internment camp with other kids going through the same thing. She is given a choice: she can surrender to becoming a mindless beast, or join Behemoth, a pack of creatures trained to kill for the U.S. government. But which choice will make her more of a monster?

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Preview: Headspace #8

Headspace #8

Writer: Ryan K. Lindsay
Artists: Eric Zawadzki, Sebastián Piriz
Colorists: Eric Zawadzki, Dee Cunniffe
Letterer: Eric Zawadzki
Price: $0.99
Pages: 18
Rating: 15+

The end of the whole mess. Shane V the Id in a blood red Carpenter Cove. Max and the kids under a slow dull sky. Surely, in our final moments, we all wonder if there are other worlds than these.

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Preview: Amazing Forest #9

Amazing Forest #9

Writers: Erick Freitas & Ulises Farinas
Artists: Jelena Djordjevic, Teylor Smirl, Steven Russell Black
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: Amelia Cole #12: The Impossible Fate Part 3

Amelia Cole #21: The Impossible Fate Part 3

Writers: Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride
Artist: Nick Brokenshire
Letterer: Rachel Deering
Price: $0.99
Pages: 17
Rating: 12+

THREE worlds… ONE issue! Amelia does her proactive problem solving / world(s)saving thing in the magic world, and Hector applies for a job in the non-magic world. Meanwhile, Lemmy and Omega Company work at staying alive in the war-torn blended world! Not all of these go well.

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Preview: The October Girl #4

The October Girl #4

Writer/Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Price: $0.99
Pages: 17
Rating: 12+

SPECIAL BONUS-SIZED ISSUE! Who is the mysterious Evan Fade and what is his connection to Autumn’s imaginary friend Barnaby? And will knowing the truth help Autumn or only make her life even stranger? The next chapter of the acclaimed series from writer and artist Matthew Dow Smith (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Doctor Who).

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Preview: Headspace #7

Headspace #7

Writer: Ryan K. Lindsay
Artists: Eric Zawadzki, Sebastián Piriz
Colorists: Eric Zawadzki, Marissa Louise, Dee Cunniffe
Letterer: Eric Zawadzki
Price: $0.99
Pages: 23
Rating: 15+

Shane is free…but earning your freedom and deserving it can be two very different paths to commit to.

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Preview: The Red Panda #10: Night of the Red Panda Part 7

The Red Panda #10: Night of the Red Panda Part 7

Writer: Gregg Taylor
Artist: Dean Kotz
Price: $0.99
Pages: 28
Rating: 12+

The all-new, two-fisted pulp adventures Terrific Twosome of Toronto! This issue: “Monkey See, Monkey Do pt 1 of 2” Modern science has long sought to unleash the untapped potential of the human mind. But what if the mind in question already had mental powers? And maybe a penchant for lower primates and an obsession with proving himself the one true nemesis of the city’s masked champion? Things get messy in a hurry when it’s a game of Monkey See, Monkey Do! Plus two more serialized chapters of the prose pulp novel “Pyramid of Peril”, and a behind the scenes “Villain File” on that sinister simian himself, The Mad Monkey!

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Preview: The Double Life of Miranda Turner #6

The Double Life of Miranda Turner #6

Writer: Jamie S. Rich
Artist: George Kambadais
Letterer: Crank!
Price: $0.99
Pages: 18
Rating: 9+

Things almost went wrong for Miranda when her sister’s best friend caught her snooping around Lindy’s house, but the Cat barely gets time to breathe before having to jump into the breach once again to take on the previous Cat’s hellacious arch-nemesis.

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Review: D4VE #1

D4VE01cvrPrimetime TV; mortgages; traffic jams. The robots conquered earth, wiping out all life in the galaxy, but nothing changed. Meet D4VE, the greatest robot war hero, now trapped behind a desk at a soul-sucking day job. Can something, somewhere snap him out of this slump? This is D4VE’s mid-life. Crisis.

Originally released as a digital series by Monkeybrain, D4VE has come to print courtesy of IDW Publishing. Written by Ryan Ferrier, with art by Valentin Ramon, the series speaks to everyone who has a life draining desk job, and dreams of glory and excitement.

The first issue is fantastic hitting all the right notes and is beyond relateable for desk jockeys. Now only do we get to know the main character D4ve pretty well, but we’re also introduced to the world where robots have taken over… and pretty much killed every living thing in the galaxy.

The first issue reminds me of great workplace comedies like Office Space, The Office (both versions), and even a bit of Workaholics. It just nails it, when it comes to working a boring desk job, and the tedious life that often is associated with it. The lack of excitement oozes off the page. The fact this is all done with robots is even more entertaining, creating a world just different enough to be even more entertaining.

Ferrier is complimented by the art of Ramon who takes a gold robotic world, and somehow makes it familiar and not so foreign. It’s a great combination of writer and artist.

For those who missed the series when it first came out, now’s your chance to grab it in print. I guarantee when you’re done, you’ll be downloading all the issues available digitally so that you can “catch up.” It’s that good. That fun. That entertaining.

Story: Ryan Ferrier Art: Valentin Ramon
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Henchmen, Inc. #2

Henchmen, Inc. #2

Writer: Tim Simmons
Artist: Jim McMunn
Letterer: Brant Fowler
Price: $0.99
Pages: 24
Rating: 17+

Everything is coming up Finch as he adjusts to his new full-time profession: Henching! But he’s about to learn that towing the line between his personal life and his job might be more difficult than he’d imagined, particularly when his assigned caper goes wrong…

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