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Review: Anti #1

Anti #1

The newest Terminator movie was a nice bookend for a journey which started almost 35 years ago. It ended a journey while maybe jumpstarting a new franchise, one guided by the original architect, James Cameron. What I took from the movie is how at the core of the story was heart and the greater good. The story of how one person can change humanity is immense and how our very survival depends on this one human being.

The story, though not original in the formula, is very much different in execution. Each iteration of the franchise, though distinct in reception and quality, still had what made the story so magnetic, the need to save the world. Who can’t root for the reluctant hero, one who eventually accepts their journey? In Peter Calloway’s Anti, we find a hero much like Sarah Connor, whose destiny is more complicated than they would ever know.

We’re taken to a motel where we meet a demon hunter by the name of Jordan, who has taken out several demons posing as humans. We also meet Zachary, a man who feels life has let him down, and that he is cursed in the process. Suddenly his life turns upside down when Jordan finds him hunted down by an army of demons, as she has questions as to why and he has questions of why all of a sudden everyone is interested in him. By issue’s end, just when he looks like he has met his fate, is when he finds out just what powers lie within him, which comes as no surprise to Jordan and the demons.

Overall, an excellent first issue to a story that feels like a powder keg looking to blow wide open. The story by Calloway is intense and well characterized. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, an excellent story that gives a whole new take on the savior genre.

Story: Peter Calloway
Art: Daniel Hillyard, Charlie Kirchoff,
and Brian Stelfreeze
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: ICE: Bayou Blackout #1 (of 3)

ICE: BAYOU BLACKOUT #1 (of 3)

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist: Daniel Hillyard with Charlie Kirchoff
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale May 6th

The Infektsi, a group of Chechen mercenaries, have entered the city of New Orleans, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. ICE agents Cole and Ezra head to Louisiana to try and keep the terrorists from taking out a main hub of the US power grid. Launching directly out of FCBD, you won’t want to miss the Giant-Sized, 40-page issue of ICE: BAYOU BLACKOUT #1!

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12-Gauge Comics in June 2015

ICE: BAYOU BLACKOUT #2 (of 3)

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist: Daniel Hillyard with Charlie Kirchoff
$3.99 | 24 pgs. | T+ | On sale June 10th

With power cut to the entire city New Orleans, chaos ensues. Meanwhile, at a local hospital, the Chechen terrorist group known as the Infektsi has their first run-in with ICE agents Cole and Ezra. Bullets fly and the action ramps up while the crescent city burns!

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12-Gauge Comics in May 2015

ICE: BAYOU BLACKOUT #1 (of 3)

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist: Daniel Hillyard with Charlie Kirchoff
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale May 6th

The Infektsi, a group of Chechen mercenaries, have entered the city of New Orleans, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. ICE agents Cole and Ezra head to Louisiana to try and keep the terrorists from taking out a main hub of the US power grid. Launching directly out of FCBD, you won’t want to miss the Giant-Sized, 40-page issue of ICE: BAYOU BLACKOUT #1!

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Preview: ICE: Critical Mass #3 (of 4)

ICE: CRITICAL MASS #3 (of 4)

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist (Covers A & B): Jason Pearson
$3.99 | 24 pgs. | T+ | On sale January 28

After being ambushed while conducting an investigation in a small Montana town, ICE agents Cole and Ezra escape to the safety of a deserted hunting cabin. While doing recon, they discover helicopters, dead pilots, and a radiation badge in the dead pilot’s hand. Cole and Ezra realize this has just become much more serious than drugs; terrorists have smuggled nuclear materials across the American border…

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Preview: ICE: Critical Mass #2 (of 4)

ICE: CRITICAL MASS #2 (of 4)

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist (Covers A & B): Jason Pearson
$3.99 | 24 pgs. | T+ | On sale December 24

It’s the second day on the job for Cole Matai, but things aren’t getting any easier for the new ICE agent. His partner, agent Ezra Delgado, takes him into the mountains of northwest Montana to investigate a drug trafficking case near the Canadian border. While entering the small town of Cedar Creek to meet with the local Sheriff, they are greeted by armed mercenaries. A firefight breaks out and Cole is seriously injured. What have the agents stumbled into and will they survive long enough to stop this new threat?

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Preview: Sherwood, TX #5 (of 5)

SHERWOOD, TX #5 (of 5)

Writer: Shane Berryhill
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist: Andrew Robinson
$3.99 | 24 pgs. | T+ | On sale December 17

John Prince and Rob Hood slug it out for the soul of Sherwood, Texas in the stunning conclusion to this tale of betrayal and revenge. You don’t want to miss the big finale of this smash-hit series!

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Preview: ICE: Critical Mass #1 (of 4)

ICE: CRITICAL MASS #1 (of 4)

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist: Jason Pearson (Covers A and C), Jose Holder (Cover B)
$3.99 | 24 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 12

In this prequel to the original ICE mini-series, Cole Matai is a new recruit at the Montana branch of The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency. While shadowing decorated agent Ezra Delgado on a routine mission, all hell breaks loose and the new partners are baptized by fire. But this first battle is only the tip of the iceberg, as a terrorist plot to wipe out the Pacific Northwest is unfolding right at their feet. Get all this explosive action at the special introductory price of $1.99!

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Preview: Sherwood, TX #4 (of 5)

SHERWOOD, TX #4 (of 5)

Writer: Shane Berryhill
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist: Andrew Robinson
$3.99 | 24 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 5

The battle moves south of the border as Hood goes into Mexico looking to thwart the Nobles at every turn. Back in Sherwood, John Prince is about to make a discovery that changes everything…

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12-Gauge Comics in January 2015

ICE: CRITICAL MASS #3 (of 4)

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist: Jason Pearson (Covers A and B)
$3.99 | 24 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 14

After being ambushed while conducting an investigation in a small Montana town, ICE agents Cole and Ezra escape to the safety of a deserted hunting cabin. While doing recon, they discover helicopters, dead pilots, and a radiation badge in the dead pilot’s hand. Cole and Ezra realize this has just become much more serious than drugs; terrorists have smuggled nuclear materials across the American border…

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