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Preview: Bone Parish #11

Bone Parish #11

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Alex Guimarães
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99
Cover Artist: Jonas Scharf

The Winters family has suffered multiple casualties, but in a world where death is no longer final, could there be life left for those afflicted?

Bone Parish #11
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Review: Reaver #1

Reaver #1

A fantasy Dirty Dozen is the best way to describe Reaver #1. Created by Justin Jordan and Rebekah Isaacs the first issue hits familiar beats but does so with a sense of style that makes it stand out.

Set in the fantasy world of Madaras, war has raged on after what was once a promising new land. The war isn’t going well for the Imperials who find out their enemy are using magic to anticipate their every move. To destroy this tool, a group of six prisoners is assembled for the deadly mission.

Jordan and Isaacs set up the first issue nicely giving the reader just enough information to enjoy the world and not getting bogged down in details. There could have easily been a slide in to too much fantasy detail. Instead, the world is more of a setting than anything else. The story is familiar too, which allows the reader to focus on just how the setting, and these characters, will make it stand out.

And it stands out pretty well. Reaver #1 is a fun start where each quirky character, and how they interact with each other, is the true draw. Each feels like a character class we might find in a roleplaying game. But, much like those games, the off the rails adventure they go on is the entertaining draw. How badly can things go wrong? How can they make it so? That’s the entertaining part of the first issue.

Isaacs’ art, along with color from Alex Guimaraes and lettering by Clayton Cowles, is solid. The design of each character tells the story of their history. There’s no need for lots of origins that distract. Instead, we get small detail of an outfit or body language to get a deeper idea of who these characters are.

The first issue is entertaining that’s reminiscent of the start of a roleplaying campaign. It goes in familiar directions but does so with a fun style about it that it’s clear it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Reaver #1 might not be a new concept overall but it delivers a fun debut that allows us to explore a new world while sitting back and enjoying the chaos.

Story: Justin Jordan Art: Rebekah Isaacs
Color: Alex Guimaraes Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation:
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Preview: Bone Parish #10

Bone Parish #10

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Alex Guimarães
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Jonas Scharf
Price: $3.99

With the walls closing in and their supporters dwindling, it’ll take everything the Winters family has to make it through the war. It’s no longer about the supply, the ash, or the money. Now, they fight to survive.

Bone Parish #10

Preview: Bone Parish #9

Bone Parish #9

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Alex Guimarães
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Main Cover:
Jonas Scharf
Unlocked Retailer Variant: Jakub Rebelka
Price: $3.99

The walls continue to close in on the Winters family, as they are assaulted by foes on all sides.

Bone Parish #9

Preview: Bone Parish Vol. 1 SC

Bone Parish Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Alex Guimaráes
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Lee Garbett
Price: $14.99

A new drug is sweeping through the streets of New Orleans—one made from the ashes of the dead. Wars are being fought over who will control the supply, while the demand only rises.

While the crime families wage war, users begin to experience terrifying visions of the dead coming back to life—through them.

Eisner Award-nominated author Cullen Bunn (The Empty Man, The Unsound) and illustrator Jonas Scharf (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) team up for Bone Parish, a haunting blend of horror and crime that takes an unflinching look at how we connect to—and disconnect from—the world around us.

Collects issues #1-4.

Bone Parish Vol. 1 SC

Preview: Bone Parish #8

Bone Parish #8

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Alex Guimarães
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Rod Reis
Unlocked Retailer Variant: Jakub Rebelka
Price: $3.99

New Orleans has become a battlezone as the Ash turf war spills out of the shadows.

Bone Parish #8

Preview: Bone Parish #7

Bone Parish #7

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Alex Guimarães
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Rod Reis
Unlocked Retailer Variant: Jakub Rebelka
Price: $3.99

Even as they wage war on multiple fronts, the Winters family can’t help but fracture from within following their shocking loss.

Bone Parish #7

Preview: Bone Parish #6

Bone Parish #6

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Alex Guimãraes
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Jonas Scharf
Price: $3.99

With a renewed focus on the Ash business, the Winters family goes on the offensive to claw back every scrap of New Orleans territory that was taken from them.

Bone Parish #6

Preview: Bill & Ted Save The Universe SC

Bill & Ted Save The Universe SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan
Colorist: Alex Guimarães
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Derek Charm
Price: $19.99

The Wyld Stallyns are back, and this time they’re travelling across the whole universe! Bill and Ted have been kidnapped by a bodacious alien and are handed over to…their long-lost family?!

Brian Joines and Bachan (Bill & Ted Go to Hell) team up once more for an all-new Bill & Ted adventure.

Collects the complete 5-issue series.

Bill & Ted Save The Universe SC

Review: Bone Parish #5

Bone Parish #5

The war between the Winters and the Cartel continues its bloody rampage. With the terrible power of the Ash behind them, the Winters stand a decent chance. But Ash is not without its dangers, and some of them are already falling to Ash Madness…

I’m a big fan of crime and mob stories. Goodfellas, New Jack City, these are films I watch over and over. I’m not a fan of horror, rarely enjoying those types of films and only every so often enjoying that genre in comics. But, there’s one creator whose horror work I do enjoy, Cullen Bunn.

Bone Parish #5 picks up from the first trade with blood spilled and war looming between two crime families. It’s a bit of a transition issue in that it has various characters reflecting on what transpired and where things go from here. There’s lots of maneuvering and the build up of tension in what’s sure to be a blood bath down the road.

What isn’t touch upon a lot is the core concept of the series in that there’s a drug being made out of the ashes of the dead. There’s some winks and nods about that here and there but new readers might miss that core concept of the series. Even without that tidbit, this is still a comic that fans of mob stories will enjoy.

Bunn is helped by the art of Jonas Scharf, colors by Alex Guimarães and lettering by Ed Dukeshire. Though the issue doesn’t dive too much into the supernatural aspects of the series, the art still drives home the tone of that. There’s an ominous look to everything and a dreamlike state during particular scenes. There’s also a beauty to the horror and the style feels befitting to its home of New Orleans.

While the issue might not be the best place to start, there’s also a trade released this week covering the first four issues, it is a place you can start. It’s a great comic focusing more on the jockeying of the mob members more than anything and that unto itself is entertaining. This is a transition issue reflecting on the past and setting up the future. It’s all about the mood and setting and delivers a solid read that entertains.

Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Jonas Scharf
Color: Alex Guimarães Lettering: Ed Dukeshire
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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