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Preview: Hiccups: Fun Stories

Hiccups: Fun Stories

Writer Name(s): Miguel Martinez-Joffre
Artist Name(s): Miguel Martinez-Joffre
52 pgs./E/FC
$9.99
Purchase

Hiccups Fun Stories is four hilarious adventures in one exciting comic book, making a collection as brisk and silly as a bout of hiccups. Readers of all ages will earn merit badges in space with Luna Destiny and the Moon Berets, solve ridiculous mysteries in the Old West with Sheriff Ratatan, rescue marvels of nature with Hip and Popo, and practice magic in middle school with Luz and Sado.

Hiccups: Fun Stories

Check Out Today’s New Digital Comic releases of Nearly 150 New Comics

Empyre #6

It’s new comic book day and comiXology has your hookup for your digital needs! There’s nearly 150 new digital comics for you to get right now. Check out the full list of comics here and get buying now or see what you can get by publisher below.

AAM-Markosia

Ablaze

Action Lab Entertainment

AfterShock

Antarctic Press

Archie Comics

AWA Studios

Black Mask Studios

BOOM! Studios

Caliber Comics

comiXology Submit

Dark Horse Comics

DC Thomson

Devil’s Due Comics

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

Hermes Press

Humanoids

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Kodansha

Marvel

Oni Press

Papercutz

Titan Comics

Valiant

Zenescope


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Revisit the world’s greatest horror-themed amusement park in Midnight Massacre!

All in print, all together, all for the first time! Action Lab: Danger Zone presents the complete collection of John and Ben Matsuya’s Midnight Massacre! This graphic novel is perfect if you’re a fan of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The WorldShaun of the DeadCabin in the Woods, or Adventureland. An amusing horror story guaranteed to make you smile as much as gasp, Midnight Massacre will be available on September 23rd at a comic store near you! Midnight Massacre features art by Ben Matsuya with color assist by Aaron Daly and Erin Fekete, covers by Ben Matsuya, Jasen Smith, and Megan Huang, and edited by Shawn Gabborin and Nicole D’Andria.

Halloween is on the horizon for the visitors of Calico Adventure Park,  and the park’s executives have been hard at work preparing for their annual extravaganza, the park’s “Midnight Massacre”. But this year’s main event is going to be more horrifying, more visceral, more realistic, and more unexpected than any of the park’s visitors could ever realize. We’re not talking about employees in suits, folks. We’re talking monsters—the real deal. And when all hell breaks loose, it’s up to Amy Nicholson, a jaded games booth employee and her friends to save the park, the town, and maybe even the world.

So, join Amy Nicholson, jaded games employee, as she and her friends save the town, save the park, and save the world, one horrifying monstrosity at a time in the complete print collection of Midnight Massacre! Coming soon to a comic shop near you, order the graphic novel with Diamond item code JUL200967!

MIDNIGHT MASSACRE

Review: Leap M

Leap M

There are many different types of crime stories. Leap M, a new one-shot from Action Lab‘s Danger Zone imprint, is one of the most original I’ve come across in a long time. It has the mood of a noir story, the emotional charge of a revenge fantasy, and the futuristic edge of a science-fiction thriller. The premise of Leap M revolves around a brutal but efficient means of controlling prison populations. This method gives new meaning to the saying, “the only real prison is your mind.” Convicted prisoners are chemically aged to match however much time they’ve been sentenced to serve. Then a virtual reality chip is inserted into the prisoner’s skull. The chip simulates the full length of their sentence within their mind and then runs a rehabilitation program.

After being framed for a murder he did not commit, Wilbur submits to his punishment and is aged forty-five years while undergoing the rehabilitation program. Once he’s released from prison, Wilber sets out to get revenge on those who framed him. Once Wilbur has been introduced and the plot details established, the story moves forward at an enthralling pace. Writer Doug Wood makes the most out of every page as Wilber works to discover who framed him and then sets out to enact his revenge. There’s a lot of visual storytelling, which I always enjoy. Wood generally keeps the dialogue to a minimum. When there is text in a panel it is narration that adds to a scene instead of just explaining what the reader is already seeing on the page. The narration sets the tone and the dialogue and action follow it seamlessly.

Artist Matt Battaglia doesn’t use the most refined or detailed style, but his illustrations fit the tone of Leap M perfectly. His heavy lines and dark shadowing are well suited for a gritty revenge story. The colors used by Battaglia in this comic differ from those of classic noir works. Instead of black and white with the occasional pop of bright red or another accent color, Battaglia uses muted greens and blues. Accent colors are used to fill in the background of panels. There’s also a flashback that is presented in full color. In the flashback, Battaglia does a great job of capturing the ferocity and direness of a battlefield.

Leap M has everything I want out of a crime story. Action that gets your adrenaline pumping, high stakes that deliver palpable tension, and a conclusion that produces an emotional response. I must confess that I’m not usually the biggest fan of the comics Action Lab puts out. However, Leap M has truly converted me. From the writing to the page layouts to the art, this one-shot is a prime example of quality comic book storytelling. 

Story: Doug Wood Art: Matt Battaglia Letters: Justin “Lettersquids”
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Action Lab provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Leap M

LEAP M

Writer Name(s): Doug Wood
Artist Name(s): Matt Battaglia (Pencils, inks, and colors) and Lettersquids (Letters)
Cover Artist Name(s): Matt Battaglia
28 pgs./M/FC $2.99
Digital Release

In the future, to eliminate the overcrowding prison population, The US Government has created the Leap Machine, which ages a convict to their age of sentencing within an hour. A young dishonorably discharged veteran is framed for a crime and sentenced to the Leap. Now with the clock running out, he seeks revenge on the person who stole his life.

A tight revenge thriller in the vein of Frank Miller’s Sin City with the sci-fi revenge-edge of Rian Johnson’s Looper.

Up-and-coming writer Doug Wood, artist Matt Battaglia (colorist on Micheal Moreci’s Roche Limit), letterer Justin “Lettersquids”, and editor Nicole D’Andria team to bring to life a brutal story of revenge and time stolen.

LEAP M

Preview: Sweet Heart #4

SWEET HEART #4

Writer(s): Dillon Gilbertson
Artist Name(s): Francesco Iaquinta (Pencils/Inks), Marco Pagnotta (Colors), Saida Temofonte (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Francesco Iaquinta and Marco Pagnotta
26 pgs./ M / FC $3.99

Maddie gets wrapped up in a risky plan to save a child’s life. Is it worth the price? Or is it destined to fail?

SWEET HEART #4

Preview: Amalgama: Space Zombie: Galaxy’s Most Wanted #1

AMALGAMA: SPACE ZOMBIE: THE GALAXY’S MOST WANTED #1

Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover A –  Winston Young Regular Cover (unlimited)
Cover B – Winston Young Risqué Variant (limited to 2500)
Cover C – Michael McComb Variant (limited to 2000)
Cover D – Michael McComb Risqué Variant (limited to 2500)
Cover E – Celor Virgin Variant (1000 copies)
Cover F – Celor Virgin Risqué Variant (1000 copies)
24 pgs./ M / FC$4.99 covers A-D, $9.99 covers E-F

The start of a new story arc! She may be the most wanted “woman” in the galaxy, but she’s also the most dangerous. And now that Amalgama’s hunting her bounty hunters, does anyone, or anything, stand a chance?    Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including two super limited virgin art variants!

AMALGAMA: SPACE ZOMBIE: THE GALAXY'S MOST WANTED #1

Preview: Zombie Tramp #72

ZOMBIE TRAMP #72

Writer(s): Vince Hernandez  
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni
Cover A – Marco Maccagni Regular Cover (unlimited)
Cover B – Marco Maccagni Risqué Cover (limited to 2500)  
Cover C – Michael McComb Variant (limited to 2000)  
Cover D – Michael McComb Risqué Variant (limited to 2500) 
Cover E – Megan Huang Artist Variant (limited to 2000)  
Cover F – Megan Huang Artist Risqué Variant (limited to 2500)

32 pgs./ M / FC
$4.99
 
The mind-bending “69 Ways To Die” story arc reaches its conclusion as Angel Lynch is forced to either accept the mantle of the Zombie Tramp and its lineage, or fall victim and suffer in an eternity worse than hell or any reality she could imagine! Meanwhile, Tatiana and Angel’s allies must make a fatal decision to restore balance to the world—and save their own lives in the process!

Features 1 of 2 covers this month from featured artist Megan Huang!!!

ZOMBIE TRAMP #72

ComiXology Delivers Over 150 New Digital Comic Releases

Maestro #1

It’s new comic book day and comiXology has your digital needs covered. There are over 150 new digital comics in their store right now all available at the touch of a button. Check out the full list of what you can get today or by the publisher below!

AAM-Markosia

  • Monument #1
  • Ray
  • Ritual 2: The Resurrection

Ablaze

  • Cagaster Vol. 1
  • Kidz #6

Action Lab

  • Sasquatch in Love #4

AfterShock

  • Artemis and the Assassin #4
  • Dead Day #2

Antarctic Press

  • Patriotika #1

Archie Comics

  • Archie’s Girls Betty & Veronica #114
  • Archie’s Girls Betty & Veronica #115
  • Betty & Veronica Double Digest #286

AWA Studios

  • Archangel 8 #4 (of 5)
  • Hotell #4 (of 4)

Black Mask Studios

  • Jade Street Protection Services
  • Last Song #3

BOOM! Studios

  • Faithless II #3
  • Firefly #19
  • Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #10
  • Once & Future #10
  • Over the Garden Wall: Soulful Symphonies
  • Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn #1
  • The Quotable Giant Days
  • Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers Vol. 7

Caliber Comics

  • Everything Will Be Okay #3
  • Legends of Aukera: The Ascendants #11
  • Vietnam Journal: Series Two #13

comiXology Submit

  • Adam & Eternity #1
  • Apocalypse Girl #5
  • Backfired #1
  • Blast #1
  • Blood Brothers #3
  • Bonnie N. Collide, Nine to Five #10
  • Darkpark #3
  • Dead to Rights Vol. 3: Dead to Rights
  • Domain Tnemrot #20
  • Dreamics – Special Edition
  • Frank Rain #2
  • Gutter Magic #1
  • INDIGO CLAN #2
  • John Carpenter Presents Storm Kids: HYPERBREED #2
  • KING: The graphic biography of Jack Kirby #1
  • Knight & Beard Vol. 1: Knight & Beard Volume 1
  • Lesser Evils #2
  • Loveland #1
  • Mysterious Thread Man #4
  • Mysterious Thread Man #5
  • Ogre
  • Oqros Lomi (Golden Lion) #1
  • ORNETTE SPEAKS: A Cartoon Grammar
  • Pangaea: Myth of Ages; Age of Galaxies, Uncharted #2
  • Panzer Paladin #1
  • Pop Star Assassin #8
  • Pseudoverse Vol. 1: Pseudoverse Epilogos
  • Pseudoverse #5
  • RETINEX
  • RoboToon #1
  • Search and Destroy #1
  • Sham #6
  • Skylin #3
  • Remnant
  • Steak #1
  • Super A.I. #46
  • Teether #4
  • Terminal Dark
  • The Fate of Jaye #3
  • The Hero Dies Alone #9
  • The Kaaiman’s Cry
  • The Legend of the Crusaders #2
  • The Phantom #1745
  • The Phantom #1757
  • The Phantom #1758
  • The Phantom #1759
  • The Phantom #1760
  • The Phantom #1761
  • The Phantom #1762
  • The Phantom #1763
  • The Phantom #1764
  • The Phantom #1765
  • The Phantom #1766
  • The Phantom #1872
  • The Wretch
  • Touching Evil #3
  • Touching Evil #4
  • Touching Evil #5
  • Touching Evil #6
  • Vidar & Hans
  • VIVA THE HUNTER #0
  • What the Hell?!
  • Wolvenheart Vol. 1: Legendary Slayer
  • エキシリアム #2

Dark Horse Comics

  • Free Comic Book Day 2020 (General)
  • Resident Alien Omnibus Vol. 1
  • Astro Boy Vol. 13
  • Astro Boy  Vol. 14

DC Comics

  • Teen Titans Go! Roll With It! (2020-) #10

DC Thomson

  • Commando #5359: War Crime
  • Commando #5360: Trail Of A Hero
  • Commando #5361: Curse Of The Condor
  • Commando #5362: Nowhere To Hide

Disney Comics

  • Haunted Mansion

Dynamite Entertainment

  • George R.R. Martin’s A Clash Of Kings: The Comic Book Vol. 2 #6
  • Killing Red Sonja #3
  • Red Sonja (2019) #18

Harlequin

  • The Billionaire’s Bride
  • Snowbound With The Boss

Heavy Metal

  • Brooklyn Gladiator #1
  • Fishkill #1
  • Heavy Metal #300

Humanoids

  • Before The Incal: Digital Omnibus: Un combat contre l’oubli
  • Final Incal: Digital Omnibus
  • The Incal: Digital Omnibus

IDW Publishing

  • G.I. Joe (2019-) #7
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 19
  • Sonic The Hedgehog (2018-) #30
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine—Too Long a Sacrifice #2
  • Star Trek: Picard—Countdown
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #26
  • Transformers ‘84: Secrets and Lies #2 (of 4)
  • Transformers (2019-) #22
  • Transformers vs. Terminator #3 (of 4)
  • Voyage to the Stars #1 (of 5)

Image Comics

  • Birthright Vol. 9: War of the Worlds
  • Decorum #4
  • Die!Die!Die! #12
  • Gideon Falls #24
  • Last Of The Independents Vol. 1
  • Low #24
  • The Ludocrats #4
  • A Man Among Ye #2
  • Savage Dragon #251

Marvel

  • Aero & Sword Master: Origins And Odysseys
  • Avengers (2018-) #35
  • Cable (2020-) #3
  • Captain America (2018-) #22
  • Captain Marvel (2019-) #20
  • Conan: Battle For The Serpent Crown (2020) #4 (of 5)
  • Empyre: X-Men (2020) #4 (of 4)
  • Excalibur (2019-) #11
  • Fantastic Four Vol. 5: Point Of Origin
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy: Somebody’s Got To Do It Marvel Select
  • Lords Of Empyre: Swordsman (2020) #1
  • Maestro (2020) #1 (of 5)
  • Revenge Of The Cosmic Ghost Rider
  • Spider-Man (1990-1998) #1: Facsimile Edition
  • Spider-Man: Spider-Verse – Spider-Ham
  • Spider-Woman (2020-) #3
  • Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Rebellion Vol. 4
  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunters (2020-) #4
  • Thor (2020-) #6
  • Wolverine (2020-) #4
  • X-Men Milestones: Necrosha

Oni Press

  • Rick and Morty #3: Go To Hell

Red 5 Comics

  • Xira Vol. 1 #2

Titan Comics

  • Adler #3

Valiant Entertainment

  • Rai (2019) #6

Vault Comics

  • Heist Or How to Steal A Planet #7
  • No One’s Rose #4
  • Shadow Service #1
  • Vagrant Queen: A Planet Called Doom #5

Zenescope

  • Shang #3

Preview: Sasquatch in Love #4

SASQUATCH IN LOVE #4

Writer(s): Jason Nutt
Artist Name(s): Alexis Vivallo
Cover Artist(s): Alexis Vivallo
33 pgs./ T / FC $2.99
Digital-Release

What happens when you’re a sensitive Sasquatch nursing a broken heart? You fall in with the town burnouts, of course. It’s going to take a school dance, an office break-in and someone getting hit by a car for things to work out in this, the conclusion of Sasquatch in Love.

SASQUATCH IN LOVE #4
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