BOOM! Studios has announced EVE, a brand new five-issue original series from award-winning author Victor LaValle and rising star artist Jo Mi-Gyeong about a dangerous journey across a future dystopian America to save the world, available in May 2021.
When the ice caps melted, most of humanity was lost to the hidden disease that was released. Now, a mysterious girl named Eve has awoken in secret and must deal with a world that’s nothing like the virtual reality she was raised in. In order to save her father, Eve must embark on a deadly quest across the country, but she has no idea of the threats that await her – or the price she will pay to restore life to a dying planet…
EVE #1features main cover art by artist Ario Anindito and variant covers by famed illustrator Yuko Shimizu, and acclaimed artist InHyuk Lee.
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil Noto Rated T In Shops: Feb 03, 2021 SRP: $3.99
ALL-NEW SERIES CONTINUES! WHO DESTROYED ONE OF THE JEDI’S DEADLIEST ENEMIES? • The NIHIL strike! A ship found adrift in space, the crew brutally slaughtered and cargo stolen. • What terror awaits the THE JEDI OF STARLIGHT BEACON as they explore the wreck? • Newly knighted KEEVE TRENNIS must overcome her insecurity in the face of new teammates, but can she trust her closest ally?
Star Wars: High Republic #1 helps kick off a new era in the Star Wars Universe. It takes us to a time well before the fall of the Jedi. It’s a time of peace ruled by the Republic and protected by the Jedi Knights. The Starlight Beacon has been launched. A space station in the far reaches of the Outer Rim, it’s a ray of hope for the galaxy. It’s also very Star Trek.
Star Wars: High Republic #1 is an interesting debut. We get a “new world” with new characters. While it’s interesting it’s also a mix as far as excitement. There’s a bit of pulp adventure and feels like the opening to a potentially interesting science fiction world. That world being Star Trek.
There’s an emphasis on order, peace, and hope. The Republic feels very much like the Federation in this way. The feel of samurai or even the Western genre isn’t present. There’s an air of naivete about it all too. The positive aspects. The “clean” look of the world. The talk of hope. It all feels quaint in some ways. A bit childish and simple. This is just the beginning though.
A darkness is looming, and the series’ success will hinge on what exactly that is. Writer Cavan Scott has set up a potentially interesting series but as far as a start, this has a bit of a wait-and-see feel about it all.
Ario Anindito‘s art is very solid. With ink by Mark Morales and color by Annalisa Leoni there’s a crisp, clean look to it all. The design fits the world of Star Wars but it’s a “newer” vibe to it all. The characters are interesting and there’s a nice mix of new and familiar. There’s alien races we’ve seen before and we’re also delivered a lot of new as well. The art helps ease us into this world with that sort of mix.
Star Wars: High Republic #1 is an ok start hampered by it’s almost too-innocent take. That’s part of the point of it all and where this world is at this time but compared to what we’ve seen and our world now, it feels quaint. There’s potential here and this is a series I’m going to stick with. But, the Pollyanna take, so far, feels rather off in this day and time.
Story: Cavan Scott Art: Ario Anindito Ink: Mark Morales Color: Annalisa Leoni Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read
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(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Ario Anindito Rated T+ In Shops: Dec 02, 2020 SRP: $3.99
TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH! • As the clash between the ATLANTEANS, the SIRENAS and the interdimensional PAN reaches its terrible climax, an empire will triumph and an empire will fall! • But you might be shocked to find out which of our heroes and villains ends up where! Will AMADEUS step up to JIMMY WOO’S challenge and lead both AGENTS OF ATLAS teams toward power and glory in this new world? Or will the dream of communities united in the PORTAL CITY OF PAN all come crashing down? • Who will wear the crown? Whose word and heart will break? The fate of Atlas and the world hangs in the balance!
(W) Greg Pak (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Carlo Pagulayan Rated T In Shops: Nov 04, 2020 SRP: $3.99
SECRETS REVEALED! • For months, the young AGENTS OF ATLAS have served secret agent Jimmy Woo’s Atlas Foundation and defended billionaire Mike Nguyen’s Portal City of Pan. • But as their efforts to defend Pan from KING NAMOR and ATLANTIS rip the hard-fought unity of their team to pieces, Silk and Amadeus Cho finally fight to find out if Woo and Nguyen have been guiding them – or manipulating them. • And why is new Agent of Atlas WAVE sitting atop the Atlantean throne? • What’s Jimmy’s true endgame? Is Nguyen a visionary or villain? The curtain’s ripped aside – and the Agents of Atlas may never be the same!
Previously announced issues of Atlantis Attacks will be available at your local comic shop later this year! Written by Greg Pak with art by Ario Anindito, Atlantis Attacks #4 will hit shores this November, and the war rages on in December with Atlantis Attacks #5. Atlantis Attacks #4 features a cover by Carlo Pagulayan while Atlantis Attacks #5 features a cover by Anindito.
The armies of Atlantis face the Agents of Atlas when a terrible secret incurs the wrath of Namor. With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, destinies will be revealed in this titanic tale of love and betrayal featuring Amadeus Cho, Silk, Wave, Shang-Chi, and more! Don’t miss the startling conclusion of this epic clash when Atlantis Attacks continues this November!
(W) Greg Pak (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Rock-He Kim Rated T In Shops: Mar 18, 2020 SRP: $3.99
SWORD OF THE SIRENAS!
• As the tenuous peace with NAMOR collapses, WAVE and AMADEUS search their souls and measure their allegiances – and end up on opposite sides of the war! • What happens when the dream you thought you were defending turns out to be your ally’s greatest nightmare? • Young heroes grapple with impossible conflicts with the fate of three great civilizations in the balance!
(W) Greg Pak (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Mico Suayan Rated T+ In Shops: Feb 19, 2020 SRP: $3.99
THE EARTH WILL SHAKE AND THE WATERS WILL BOIL!
• NAMOR versus BRAWN! A team torn asunder! SWORD MASTER and SHANG-CHI undercover! • Wave caught between the surface world of her birth and the undersea glories of ATLANTIS! And who are the SIRENAS? • The epic clash continues and the AGENTS OF ATLAS — both old and new — will never be the same!
Writer Greg Pak has been building to something with his world of “Agents of Atlas.” Atlantis Attacks #1 brings various pieces together in a miniseries that pits the new superhero team against Namor.
Pak delivers a first issue that gets you to question who the villain really is and how to handle the situation. He also makes sure that it’s friendly for new readers. Text in the credits page will catch you up so that you can enjoy what follows.
The story is decent with our heroes not quite sure what to do about what’s going on as they deal with the threat of Atlantis against their high-tech world. There’s a disaster film tone about the comic. The Agents of Atlas have to scramble to stop tidal waves and evacuate individuals. That need to cover so much at times leads to a choppiness in the narrative.
The art by Ario Anindito is entertaining helping to add to the chaotic disaster feel of it all. There’s a visual sense at times that the heroes really are at a loss as to what to do. Rachelle Rosenberg’s colors help make the issue stand out with a bright hue to it all. There is at times a loss of detail but Anindito and Rosenberg have a lot covered at times and do en excellent job of conveying the blockbuster like action.
The issue is new-reader friendly and should begin a payoff for followers of Pak’s work. The debut is an entertaining one and a nice intro for what’s to come. While it’s not the best Pak has delivered it’s still fun in many ways. Atlantis Attacks #1 gives new heroes the mini-event spotlight they deserve.
Story: Greg Pak Art: Ario Anindito Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: Joe Sabino Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation:Read
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(W) Greg Pak (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Rock-He Kim Rated T+ In Shops: Jan 22, 2020 SRP: $3.99
WAR WITH THE WATER KINGDOM!
The armies of ATLANTIS face ATLAS in a showdown destined to shake allegiances and break hearts! AMADEUS CHO, SILK, WAVE, SHANG-CHI, and all the heroes of the Atlas have bonded with each other after the challenges of WAR OF THE REALMS. But when a terrible secret incurs the wrath of KING NAMOR, who’s the true friend — and who’s the true enemy? A titanic tale of love and betrayal, heroes and monsters, gods and underdogs — plus the shocking return of JIMMY WOO and the original AGENTS OF ATLAS!