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Preview: Angel Season 11 Library Edition

Angel Season 11 Library Edition

(W) Corinna Bechko, Joss Whedon (A) Alisson Borges (CA) Geraldo Borges
In Shops: Aug 19, 2020
SRP: $29.99

THE COMPLETE SEASON 11 COLLECTED TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME

Angel, the vampire with a soul, is tormented by a vision linking his dark, complicated past to something very big-and very bad-that is coming. But Angel soon learns that there may be one way to change the future: by changing the past!

Writer Corinna Bechko (from the Eisner Award-nominated ?Green Lantern: Earth One), along with artists Geraldo Borges and Zé Carlos, present the next chapter in the official continuation Joss Whedon’s critically-acclaimed television series.

Collects Angel Season 11 #1-12, previously published by Dark Horse, along with bonus material.

Angel Season 11 Library Edition

Preview: Harley Quinn #49

Harley Quinn #49

(W) Sam Humphries (A) Alisson Borges (CA) Guillem March
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Harley’s straight-up clowning around on her latest mission, and she’s faced with a real laugher of a puzzle: How does she kill and collect the bounty on Lord Death Man, an immortal murder machine who seemingly can’t be killed? Nevertheless, she will persist with a host of attempted assassinations, all doomed to fail. Time is running out, and Harley’s running out of material, too!

Preview: Red Hood and the Outlaws #24

Red Hood and the Outlaws #24

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Dexter Soy, Alisson Borges (CA) Trevor Hairsine
In Shops: Jul 11, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Bizarro is getting… worse. Worser? Worsest. The backward Superman’s diminishing cognitive state is causing problems for the rest of the Outlaws. Complicating things is the Red Hood’s vendetta against the Penguin-can the Outlaws stop Jason Todd from crossing a line he can’t return from?

Preview: Teen Titans #18

Teen Titans #18

(W) Ben Percy (A) Alisson Borges (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Mar 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“The Following” part two! When Robin’s murder investigation casts suspicion on Beast Boy’s new employer, Nevrland, Beast Boy finds himself the odd man out on the Teen Titans. Caught between his best friends and his new purpose in life, Beast Boy sets out to prove that Nevrland is completely aboveboard…but what he finds will lead Beast Boy down a dangerous path!

Preview: Raven #4

Raven #4

(W) Marv Wolfman (A) Alisson Borges, Diogenes Neves, Ruy Jose (CA) Jorge Jimenez
In Shops: Dec 21, 2016
SRP: $2.99

“THE WHITE CARNIVAL” part four! When a strange new group of masked villains takes credit for the glowing orb and holds the entire city of San Francisco for ransom, Raven is forced to confront them head-on! Are they any match for the daughter of Trigon? And is there more going on here than meets the eye?

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Preview: Raven #3

Raven #3

(W) Marv Wolfman (A) Alisson Borges (CA) Annie Wu
In Shops: Nov 16, 2016
SRP: $2.99

“The White Carnival” part three! San Francisco goes on high alert when a strange, glowing orb begins to consume the city itself! Can Raven save her new friends and her new home from this mysterious and powerful force?

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Review: Raven #1

ravencoverThe Teen Titans’ resident empath, demon spawn, and Goth girl Raven heads to San Francisco and her mom’s family in her new solo series from her creator, writer Marv Wolfman, and artist Alisson Borges (Lobo). She tries to be a normal high schooler, but as in most “superheroes go to high school” comics, this doesn’t work out, and intense magical battles ensue.

Unfortunately, Wolfman’s writing and plotting in Raven #1 is a little bit of a jumble, and he seems to be more concerned explaining her power set instead of showing her attempts to fit in at high school beyond the cliched “Everyone hates me.” thing. (She even vomits in a trash can.) There is a seed of an interesting conflict between Raven and her Aunt Alice’s family as they are devout Christians and Raven is basically the daughter of the devil. But this is only explored at surface level with Raven zoning out during pre-dinner grace and some crosses above in their interior decoration. Wolfman does try something interesting stylistically with his writing by making the high school students’ dialogue one-word phrases like “concert” and “blah blah blah” to show that Raven isn’t really interested in what they have to say. But somehow she has “friends” by the end of the first day through magic. Unlike, say, Steve Orlando in Supergirl who is making Kara getting used to Earth life and school a gradual process, Wolfman just decides to magic it away and give her group of friends that she has barely any connection with beyond the fact that she dresses up like a popular metal band’s singer.

Raven #1 fares a little bit better on the art front. Whenever Raven uses her magical abilities, the panels shift and sway as she manipulates the fabric of reality. Borges uses grids to ramp up the intensity as Raven goes from trying to survive high school to preparing for the return of her demon father, Trigion. And this is where colorist Blond comes in with bursts of energy like a light blue when Raven’s rival starts using her powers. He works in a melancholy purple early in the comic when Raven is thinking about the death of Tim Drake, her Teen Titans teammate, but unfortunately, Wolfman and Borges don’t mention or look into their relationship for the rest of the comic. He’s just a convenient reason for her to go solo and try to reconnect with her family.

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Alisson Borges does a decent job showing how out of place Raven is in high school as well as the practically migraine inducing strain her magical abilities take on her. Her art style is melodramatic, but fits a book where the main character makes the girls around her think they’re pregnant when she’s having a bad day. (That’s pretty cruel, actually.) Unfortunately, Wolfman completely drops the “misanthropic teenager” ball and just makes Raven an awkward cloak wearer.

Raven #1 has nice dialed up color palette from Blond and couple intense magic sequences from Borges, but Marv Wolfman doesn’t really break new ground in the superhero in high school department. He uses Raven’s empathetic abilities to cause her pain and tension, but doesn’t connect it to her real emotions just some random magic using student. So, there is a lot of screaming and magic, but no real emotional connection in the comic, which makes it fairly mediocre.

Story: Marv Wolfman Art: Alisson Borges Colors: Blond
Story: 5 Art: 7 Overall: 6 Recommendation: Pass

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #6

LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WEST #6

Tom Hutchinson – Story / Alisson Borges – Art / Kate Finnegan – Colors

It is the final showdown as Dorothy goes one-on-one with the Witch of the West. Yet, even if she is victorious—she may still lose everything!

Featuring re-mastered content, creator commentary and whole lot more, don’t miss out on the newest BDI launch, LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WEST!

LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WEST #6 is in stores March 2nd, 2016!

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Preview: Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #5

LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WEST #5

Tom Hutchinson – Story / Alisson Borges – Art / Kate Finnegan – Colors

The Emerald City is finally discovered, as well as the mysterious Wizard of Oz. However, what price will the wizard force upon Gale in order to return home–and is that cost more than she is willing to pay?

Featuring re-mastered content, creator commentary and whole lot more, don’t miss out on the newest BDI launch, LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WEST!

LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WEST #5 is in stores February 3rd, 2016!

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Preview: The Claws Come Out This January in Wolverines #1!

His death was only the beginning. Spinning directly out of the chart-topping Death of Wolverine, The Logan Legacy and The Weapon X Program comes a brand-new weekly series kicking off this January in Wolverines #1! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at the blockbuster first issue from the star-studded creative team of Charles Soule, Ray Fawkes, Alisson Borges and All-New Young Gun artist Nick Bradshaw!

Wolverine may be dead, but the weekly journey is just beginning as his mortal remains, now encased in the rare and powerful adamantium, are up for grabs. The battle begins as various factions vie for control of this valuable artifact. But why does it matter so much? And why is a war brewing in Logan’s name?

Death is on the books for a number of Marvel’s heroes and villains, and Mystique is playing chess with them all. X-23, Daken, Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, the mysterious man known only as Sharp and many, many more!

In an interview with Marvel.com, Ray Fawkes said:

“In a way, most of the characters featured in [Wolverines] are incomplete reflections of Wolverine. Perhaps now that he’s gone, they are free to fully realize themselves? Or maybe they’ll be annihilated by the void that he’s left behind?

The true enemy is still out there. With Logan gone, they pose a greater threat than ever before. An unlikely team of his closest allies and most bitter rivals will need to work together if they have any hope of avenging his death – but how can they?

Soule added in the same interview:

The group here is not a set of people who are particularly interested in doing anything together unless they absolutely have to.

Logan’s end was just the beginning. As those who called him friend mourn his passing, those who called him foe are free to pursue their sinister aims. Now, those with close ties to him will forge an uneasy alliance to uncover the secrets behind  his death, and new revelations about his life!

2015 is kicking off with the “SNIKT” that shouldn’t be missed as the weekly adventure begins in Wolverines #1!

WOLVERINES #1 (NOV140736)
Written by CHARLES SOULE & RAY FAWKES
Art & Cover by NICK BRADSHAW & ALISSON BORGES
Variant Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO (NOV140737)
ZACH HOWARD (NOV140740) & SKOTTIE YOUNG (NOV140738)
BLANK VARIANT (NOV140741) & CANADA VARIANT (NOV140742) Also Available
Welcome Home Variant by SALVADOR LARROCA (NOV140739)
On-Sale – 1/07/15

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