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Preview: Red Sonja Vol. 4 #25

Red Sonja Vol. 4 #25

writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
artist: Carlos Gomez
covers: Mike McKone (A), Erica Henderson (B), Tom Mandrake (C), David Williams (D), Cosplay Cover (E-Sub)
Mike McKone (RI-Virg), Dave Williams (RI-Virg), Tom Mandrake (RI-B/W), Cosplay (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

The Sounds of Music! When the She-Devil saves a musician from a gang of thieves, she learns that some things are mightier than the sword and finds they have more in common than meets the eye.

Red Sonja Vol. 4 #25

Preview: Red Sonja (Vol. 4) #24

Red Sonja (Vol.4) #24

writer: Amy Chu, Alex Change, Erik Burnham
artist: Pasquale Qualano
covers: Mike McKone (A), Moritat (B), Tom Mandrake (C), Reilly Brown (D), Cosplay Cover (E-Sub)
Mike McKone (RI-Virg), Moritat (RI-Virg), Tom Mandrake (RI-B/W), Cosplay (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

The Witching Hour. In the latest chapter of Red Sonja’s travels, the She-Devil almost tramples over an old witch on her way back to Hyrkania, sparking a nightmarish combination of road rage and swords and sorcery.

Preview: Red Sonja Vol.4 #23

Red Sonja Vol.4 #23

writers: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
artist: Roberto Castro
covers: Ben Caldwell (A), David Williams (B), Tom Mandrake (C), Carlos Gomez (D), Cosplay Cover (E-Sub)
David Williams (RI-Virgin), David Williams (RI-B/W), Tom Mandrake (RI-BW), Cosplay (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

It’s the final battle against the forces of Sandak, the usurper of Skath’s castle! Lera’s secret is revealed to Sonja! Can the warrior Skath find redemption? Will the dark power of Kulan Gath’s amulet influence our heroes? And how does Sonja best a SHARK? Find out in the last chapter of THE BLADE OF SKATH!

Preview: Dejah Thoris #10

Dejah Thoris #10

writer: Amy Chu
artist: Pasquale Qualano
covers: Diego Galindo (A), Mike McKone (B), Pasquale Qualano (C)
Diego Galindo (RI-B/W), Mike McKone (RI-B/W), Pasquale Qualano (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

All things come to head as the royal fleet is attacked by the Tharks and Dejah Thoris is willing to sacrifice herself for the good of Helium.

Review: Green Hornet: Generations

As a fan of subversive comedy, I tend to gravitate to parodies more than any other subgenre. They best tend to tell the truth without the consumer knowing. One of the most memorable stories that come to mind, is Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog. This told a typical superhero story but through the supposed villain’s eyes.

These typical stories told through a point of view of a character who is not normally the protagonist, gives the reader more than a new perspective, but much like Howard Zinn’s books, normally gives its audience, the complete picture. This is why characters like Robin can be even more interesting than Batman depending on which Robin you are talking about. Each iteration has their own layers of issues each carries whether you are talking Damian Wayne or Dick Grayson. They each possess their own history. The reason these sidekicks follow the hero rarely is even questioned, but really should be. In Green Hornet: Generations, we find a one-time sidekick now protecting a city under siege.

We find Kato giving readers a quick introduction to who the Green Hornet is and why him and Britt Reid did what they did, until Britt died.  Now we find that his son taking over the mantle until he disappears, something that has gotten unwanted attention from criminals and forces Kato and his daughter, Mulan, to spring into action. As Kato realizes Mulan must take the mantle if they want to protect the city and find Britt Jr. Soon Mulan uses her resources as a reporter along with her friend, Tai, to follow the clues to where Britt Jr. may be, which leads them to Istanbul, where they may be closer to the truth, including the sudden appearance of a new hero, Oko, with their own agenda, one that proves to be dubious. This si where she finds Britt Jr., who refuses to take his father’s mantle back, and uncovers a secret society pulling the strings behind every major move in the world while Mulan deals with the fact that the Green Horne is blamed for a horrific tragedy. The team takes their collective talents to Hong Kong where they pull off a heist to break into a bank, which holds the secrets they have been looking for. By book’s end, we find out the enemy was closer than anyone ever thought, while trouble diverted on both ends, as Britt Jr. stops a company takeover and the team reemerges from all this chaos, mostly unscathed.

Overall, the collection is a gripping story that both reinvigorates the franchise and introduces new characters that carry on the mythology. The story by Amy Chu is action packed, entertaining, and intricate. The art by German Erramouspe is lavish and beautiful. Altogether, it’s a story that feels fresh, upends character tropes, and pulls readers into the world of Century City and the Green Hornet.

Story: Amy Chu Art: German Erramouspe
Story: 10 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Green Hornet: Generations TP

Green Hornet: Generations TP

writer: Amy Chu
artist: German Erramouspe
cover: Stephane Roux
FC | 128 pages | $19.99 | Teen+

Britt Reid Jr., the scion of the Daily Sentinel publishing empire, vanishes during a wild party on his friend’s yacht. Meanwhile, crime spikes in the streets of Century City with the mysterious criminal/secret vigilante the Green Hornet absent. It’s only a matter of time before SOMEONE puts two and two together, and it’s up to Kato, former partner of Britt’s father, and his daughter Mulan to protect the city AND the Green Hornet legacy, while finding out what happened to Britt. Amy Chu (Red Sonja, Poison Ivy, KISS) picks up where Kevin Smith left off with an action-packed mystery.

Preview: Red Sonja #22

Red Sonja #22

writers: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
artist: Carlos Gomez
covers: Dave Bullock (A), Tom Grummet (B), Tom Mandrake (C), Reilly Brown (D), Cosplay Cover (E-Sub)
Dave Bullock (RI-Virgin), Tom Grummet (RI-B/W), Tom Mandrake (RI-BW), Cosplay (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

It’s the final battle against the forces of Sandak, the usurper of Skath’s castle! Lera’s secret is revealed to Sonja! Can the warrior Skath find redemption? Will the dark power of Kulan Gath’s amulet influence our heroes? And how does Sonja best a SHARK? Find out in the last chapter of THE BLADE OF SKATH!

Preview: Dejah Thoris #9

Dejah Thoris #9

writer: Amy Chu
artist: Pasquale Qualano
covers: Diego Galindo (A), Mike McKone (B), Pasquale Qualano (C-Sub)
Diego Galindo (RI-B/W), Mike McKone (RI-B/W), Pasquale Qualano (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Danger is everywhere, even in the air! Outgunned and outmanned, Dejah Thoris and the crew of the Xataxian battle the legendary Black Pirates of Barsoom.

Preview: Dejah Thoris: Gardens of Mars TP

Dejah Thoris: Gardens of Mars TP

writer: Amy Chu
artist: Pasquale Qualano
cover: J. Scott Campbell
FC | 156 pages | $19.99 | Teen+

Dejah Thoris, obsessed with finding the legendary Gardens of Mars, recruits her own expedition team of scientists. But once outside the palace walls, things don’t go as planned, and the Princess learns the hard way just how dangerous Barsoom really is.

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