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Preview: The Adorable Beastling


Writer(s): Jonathan Rosenbaum
Artist Name(s): Jonathan Rosenbaum
Cover Artist(s): Jonathan Rosenbaum
32 pgs./ E / FC

The Ugly Duckling but in reverse. Beastlings are fierce and scare for food, and this young group of Beastlings have an oddball that just can’t scare. She was too cute to scare anything. We wonder if she’ll survive. Just like the original fable, this story is about being yourself and being ok with it.


Preview: Raven: The Pirate Princess Book 8: Afterglow and Aftermath


Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Telênia Albuquerque, Xenia Pamfil, Christine Hipp, Pocket Owl, JB Fuller, Lexillo, Valentina Pinto
Cover Artist(s): Telênia Albuquerque
128 pgs./ T / FC

Date Night is over and a new day is dawning on Raven’s crew. Everything is different. Everything is perfect. Everything is about to fall apart. Just when things couldn’t get better, the wind stops blowing and an old enemy catches up with Sunshine. When the wind, the rain, and the sea itself turn on Raven’s crew, can they survive? Who will be left to tell the story of The Pirate Princess?


Miranda: Fantasyland Tour Guide mixes the magic of Harry Potter with the magical creatures of The Hobbit

Come explore Wondaria, a land of magic and wonder, with your tour guide Miranda. Visit such places as a magic house with floating furniture and haunted castles with singing ghosts. Take the tour in Miranda’s new book called Miranda: Fantasyland Tour Guide. This book mixes the magic of Harry Potter with the magical creatures ofThe Hobbit. So come join Miranda and the Deedle family as they explore the fantastical world or Wondaria.

This hardcover lets you explore a world full of magical places with fantastical creatures hidden throughout for you to find. Creator, writer, and illustrator Aaron Humphres adds:

I want people to enjoy looking at all the places Miranda visits with the Deedle family. I hope my readers have fun exploring the illustrations and finding all the little creatures and details hidden throughout.

He goes on to say:

I love looking at illustrations with tons of details and hidden things to find. These types of pictures really draw me in and let my imagination wander. I hope people have just as much fun looking at the illustrations in my Miranda book as I had making them.

So join a tour of the magical world of Wondaria with your guide Miranda and her guests the Deedle family this September! The Miranda: Fantasyland Tour Guide hardcover can be ordered with the Diamond item code JUL191388.

Miranda: Fantasyland Tour Guide

Preview: Superhuman Resources: Not Really Calm or Cool, Just Collected TPB


Writer: Ken Marcus
Artist: Justin Bleep
Cover Artist: Justin Bleep
128 pgs. / Rated. A / FC

It’s the first day of the strangest temp job Tim has ever had: in the HR department of the world’s greatest super team. He discovers that with great power comes great stupidity.  Reprinting Season One of the sold-out, indie hit. Just in time for Season Two from Action Lab in April.


Review: Itty Bitty Bunnies in Rainbow Candyland: Bong Genie #1

Bong genieAction Lab Entertainment has done it again!  They’ve given us another funny, crazy and creative comic, written and designed by Dean Rankine. Itty Bitty Bunnies in Rainbow Candyland: Bong Genie is about two bunnies who have their wishes granted from a magic genie residing in a bong.  Their first wish doesn’t go to plan but they end up getting what they want in the end which is a huge mountain of drugs. What could possibly go wrong?

In terms of writing, there isn’t a lot to say as we’ve got the whimsical artwork to tell the story for us, nonetheless when there is dialogue between the protagonists and other characters the comedic feel is definitely there and it’s certainly amusing.  In regards to the art work, it’s mischievously charming, freakishly cute and a little psychedelic.  There’s a lot to look at and so much to keep you entertained.  Moreover, to some extent Bong Genie is fantastical as all of the vibrant colours, the crazy construction of the characters and settings and the wacky plot really takes you out of reality.

The main characters, Phil and Tyrone, are fantastic.  They’re lively, eerily adorable and rather reminiscent of the hit 90’s cartoon, Ren and Stimpy.  I can’t wait to follow them on their next adventure.

All in all, Bong Genie is a great comic.  It’s easy to read, funny and different.

Story: Dean Rankine Art: Dean Rankine
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.55 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Action Lab Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla #6

HLTHerald: Lovecraft and Tesla is an absurdly fun adventure which straddles the fence between complete lunacy and absolute brilliance, while never failing to tell a great character driven story.

The people are what make this issue special. Each person takes a normal human trait and stretches it to its most extreme. The story opens with Houdini floating in Elsewhere, as Amelia Earhart casually fights off monsters below. Due to his pride, he believes the entire trip to be part of a dream because, the only true magic is what he performs on stage. Following that, we return to Mark Twain’s manner as he, Lovecraft, and Tesla, continue to battle a large book Golem. The entire scene is hilarious, as Lovecraft again is never broken from his calm demeanor, refusing to believe anything is out of the ordinary aside from a moment where he boisterously claims, “huh, weird”. Mark Twain’s role in the battle is to trade insults with the beast in the hopes of using his genius to destroy it. Lovecraft and Tesla’s bizarre relationship is a treat as Tesla truly becomes the conduit for the reader to see all of the outlandish personalities. He is the only one who takes a moment to ever question what is going on and attempt to try to find some logic in the world. The tale ends following a young failed German artist named Adolf, as he begins to find his way in the world. This sets the book up for a larger narrative as the stories become closer and closer to intertwining. Even with characters this outlandish, writer John Reilly does a great job giving them a sense of depth. Whether it is Tesla’s hunt for his love, or Twain’s yet unknown motives, each characters avoids being a flat one dimensional person and feels truly complex.

The art by Tom Rodgers and Dexter Weeks does a fantastic job accentuating both the calmer moments, such as in Vienna, to the surreal moments, like entirety of Elseworld. Each location feels appropriate within the world that Reilly has created. The characters all look unique and the facial work is spot on considering how many emotions are being felt from multiple characters within the same panel. There is a nice attention to detail as well. In one particular shot of the book Golem, many of the spines of the books he is made out of have been filled in with popular novel titles from the time period, as well as samples of pages across the creature’s face.

Overall, this comic is a joy to read and has done a phenomenal job of creating characters that are so charmingly ridiculous, that anything they do seems worthy of reading. And with the larger narrative ever growing there will be no shortage of adventures for Lovecraft and Tesla to find themselves lost in.

Story: John Reilly Art: Tom Rodgers, Dexter Weeks
Story: 9 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.75 recommendation: Buy

Action Lab Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Shinobi: Ninja Princess #6

Shinobi: Ninja Princess #6

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Art) Janet Wade (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Martheus Wade
32pgs./ FF/ All Ages

Captured and alone, Shianndrea is faced with the realization that the world may just be better off with her in the custody of her father. Meanwhile, Kim, Turra, and Ai conduct a suicide mission to rescue their friend. But is it enough to save them all?

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