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An Important New Buffy Character Debuts in April 2020

BOOM! Studios have announced an oversized one-shot comic book special, Buffy: Every Generation #1, featuring three stories written and illustrated by comics creators Nilah Magruder, Morgan Beem, Lauren Garcia, Caitlin Yarsky, Lauren Knight, and Alex Guimarães, available on April 8, 2020

Discover the secret origins of some of the most important Slayers in history and the first appearance of a new character with a familiar face who will change the way you look at Buffy Summers and everything about her world forever! This is the Buffy comic that everyone will be talking about and the most important new character in over twenty years!

Buffy: Every Generation #1

Preview: Bone Parish Vol. 3 SC

Bone Parish Vol. 3 SC

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

2018 Bram Stoker Award Nominee — Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Every high has its comedown, and the Winters family is in for a rude awakening. Once the innovator and sole dealer of the new necromantic drug that’s all the rage on the streets of New Orleans, they have since come under siege by rivals on all sides trying to steal the market for themselves. And while the family has suffered heavy losses to this point, there’s more to come before the harsh light of morning…

Eisner Award-nominated author Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Empty Man) and illustrator Jonas Scharf’s critically-acclaimed horror series concludes in Bone Parish Volume Three, as the Winters fight off reckonings both personal and professional to preserve their family empire.

Collects issues 9-12.

Bone Parish Vol. 3 SC

Review: Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Knightfall

DC takes you to the Dark Multiverse for twisted takes on some of its most iconic moments. Up first? Knightfall!

Story: Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins
Art: Javier Fernandez
Color: Alex Guimarães
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

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Review: Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Knightfall

Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Knightfall

Since it’s announcement, I’ve been excited to dive into DC’s new anthology series Tale From the Dark Multiverse. I’m happy to say, despite high expectations, Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Knightfall does not disappoint.

Written by Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins, Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Knightfall is a mix of “What If” and a tease of DC’s next “Crisis” event. Tempus Fuginaut plays the role of the Watcher introducing the story and delivering an epilogue. Each issue takes on an iconic DC event set in a world in the Dark Multiverse, in this case “Knightfall” which saw Batman’s back broken by Bane and Jean-Paul Valley taking over as Batman.

Instead of Bruce regaining the mantle, in this version Valley continues to be Batman defeating Bruce and then turning Gotham into a religious fascist-like state. A champion must rise to defeat him and one does in the son of Bane.

It’s an interesting story and solid start to this new line of comics. The one issue is it’s too short. There’s concepts that are a bit too quick and not explored enough and as a whole the story is a bit compacted. It could have used an extra issue if not an oversized one. Still, it’s an entertaining one and done story.

What’s surprising is the brutality of the story. There’s some over the top action and concepts that are definitely not kid friendly. The twists towards the end put the “dark” into Dark Multiverse. Snyder and Higgins nail the twisted tone set when we were introduced to this perverted multiverse.

The art by Javier Fernandez is solid. The colors by Alex Guimarães are solid along with the lettering by Clayton Cowles. What particularly stands out is the subtle addition of a religious/church vibe to it all which we see in Valley’s Batcave. The changing of colors too evoke the fact this isn’t the main multiverse but something different. Finally, the design of certain characters (no spoilers here!) are really original and interesting. There’s just a dark ominous tone to the art which fits the story and setting so well.

While a bit too short, the comic is a solid start and beginning to build to something big. This isn’t just a series of one-shot comics, there’s something else there that’s coming down the road making these all the more interesting. This is a comic anyone can pick up and just enjoy and for those who have been reading DC’s master story, it’s one you probably won’t want to miss.

Story: Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins Art: Javier Fernandez
Colors: Alex Guimarães Letters: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Bone Parish Vol. 2 SC

Bone Parish Vol. 2 SC

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

“The Ash” is the hottest new drug in the Big Easy, and there’s only one way to get it: the Winters, an upstart crime family that pioneered the drug made from the ashes of the dead. But with multiple other factions moving in on their territory with deadly results, just how long can Grace Winters and her children hold on to the lucrative trade?

Eisner Award-nominated author Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Empty Man) and illustrator Jonas Scharf continue their critically-acclaimed blend of horror and crime in Bone Parish Volume Two, as the Winters family discovers the true depths they’ll go to protect the fragile business they’ve built.

Collects issues #5-8.

Bone Parish Vol. 2 SC

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

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
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