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Preview: Lumberjanes #51

Lumberjanes #51

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Dozerdraws
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Dozerdraws
Colorist: Maarta Laiho
Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Price: $3.99

Deep into their spelunking mission, April, Mal and Ripley are fighting to find their way topside, and back to the safety of the mess hall before anyone realizes they’re missing. Meanwhile, the others’ game of Penterra is getting a bit high stakes, particularly since they’re playing against an ultra-competitive goddess!

Preview: Dodge City #4

Dodge City #4

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Josh Trujillo
Artist: Cara McGee
Cover Artist: Cara McGee
Colorist: Brittany Peer
Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Price: $3.99

The tournament is on, and the competition is fierce! With conflicts erupting left and right, can Tomas convince everyone to pull it together for long enough to eke out a victory?

Preview: Lumberjanes To The Max Edition Vol. 4 HC

Lumberjanes To The Max Edition Vol. 4 HC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artists: Carey Pietsch, Ayme Sotuyo
Cover Design Artist: Kara Leopard
Colorist: Maarta Laiho
Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Price: $39.99

When the High Council comes to camp for inspection, it’s all Lumberjanes and magic kittens on deck to rescue the Grand Lodge from a marauding roc, while (hopefully) keeping them from finding out about the mysterious goings-on back at camp.
Don’t miss out on The New York Times best-selling and multiple Eisner Award-winning series written by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh (Super Cakes), with stories illustrated by Ayme Sotuyo, and Carey Pietsch (Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift).

Collects Volumes 7 and 8 of the ongoing series into a deluxe hardcover edition.

Preview: Lumberjanes #50

Lumberjanes #50

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Dozerdraws, Brooklyn Allen
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Veronica Fish
Connecting Variant Cover: Veronica Fish
Wraparound Foil Incentive Cover: Veronica Fish
Colorist: Maarta Laiho
Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Price: $4.99

In this oversized anniversary issue, April, Mal and Ripley make several very cool and also pretty gross discoveries deep in the tunnels beneath the Mess Hall. Up above in the civilized world Jo and Molly join Emily, Diane and the Zodiac cabin for a fun and totally chill game of total world conquest! Contains a special short story illustrated by Brooklyn Allen. Oversized Anniversary Issue!

Review: Dodge City #3

Tournament day! Up against their rival the Kettle Balls, the Jazz Pandas are struggling to stay alive in the competition. Sometimes, though, the worst curveballs aren’t the ones literally flying at your face.

It’s game time! While it feels like the series hasn’t spent enough time focused on the team practicing, Dodge City #3 is still beyond entertaining. I generally hated gym in school. But, the one thing I did enjoy? That’d be dodge ball. Writer Josh Trujillo delivers some solid action as the balls fly. While it’s not always totally clear as to what’s going on (we’ll get to that) the issue is action packed.

Trujillo’s strength with this series is finding grounded drama through all of the ball throwing. You can feel a tenseness about it all as you truly aren’t sure who will win the match and who will fail. There’s some nice twists and turns and none of it feels over the top. I really wasn’t sure what the outcome would be until those final few pages and even then wasn’t sure.

The art by Cara McGee with colors from Brittney Peer and lettering from Aubrey Aiese delivers the action and helps create the tension. I mentioned that at times it’s hard to tell what’s going on and that issue is that some panels are too tight. There might have been room to do panels that are further out so you can get a greater sense of where folks are and how the teams are interacting. Though the close panels really emphasizes the competition of it all. The lettering adds to that all helping the flow of the action and how the interactions are going. The art and lettering gives us the grit and hard work of it all.

This series continues to entertain and who’d have thought that a comic about dodge ball would be so good? The creative team has done a solid job of bringing the aesthetic of sports manga to a western audience mixing the two worlds together to create a product that’s fun and entertaining. I can’t wait to read more of this and who knows, maybe get in some games of dodge ball myself.

Story: Josh Trujillo Art: Cara McGee Cover: Cara McGee
Color: Brittney Peer Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

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

Preview: Dodge City #3

Dodge City #3

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Josh Trujillo
Artist: Cara McGee
Cover Artist: Cara McGee
Colorist: Brittney Peer
Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Price: $3.99

Tournament day! Up against their rival the Kettle Balls, the Jazz Pandas are struggling to stay alive in the competition. Sometimes, though, the worst curveballs aren’t the ones literally flying at your face.

Preview: Lumberjanes #49

Lumberjanes #49

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Dozerdraws
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Dozerdraws
Colorist: Maarta Laiho
Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Price: $3.99

On a rainy day at camp, the Lumberjane scouts have to make their own fun. For some, that means board games and books. For others, it’s finding a labyrinth of secret underground tunnels under the camp.

Preview: Lumberjanes #48

Lumberjanes #48

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Ayme Sotuyo
Colorist: Maara Laiho
Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Michelle Wong
Price: $3.99

Extra, extra, read all about it! The Zodiac Cabin is putting out a camp newsletter, and Diane’s horoscopes are unnervingly accurate.

Review: Dodge City #1

A new series about then high-energy chaos of competitive dodgeball! Tomas is the newest member of the Jazz Pandas dodgeball team, and hefs got a certain knack for keeping an eye on on the ball (or several!). However, he is new, untested, and still not quite part of the team. But if the Jazz Pandas want to make it to summer regional championships theyfll have to pull together and learn to work as a team.

BOOM! Studios has been killing it lately with their sports focused comics and Dodge City is the latest entry, publishing by their BOOM! Box imprint. With a story by Josh Trujillo and art by Cara McGee, Dodge City #1 is a solid introduction to the characters of the series.

As a kid, I loved playing dodgeball, but was utterly rubbish at it as well. There were moments of brilliance but for the most part I could dodge and failed in the whole throw and catch aspect. Still, there’s dreams of joining an adult league for a comeback (from what, no idea). And we dive into this competitive world of the game where we’re introduced to a misfit group of players from two teams. Tomas is our “every person” we’re supposed to relate to.

Trujillo does an amazing job in the first issue using the game itself to introduce us to the various characters. Their personalities shine as the game progresses and by the end we have a perfect idea as to who is who and what their deal is. And the group is varied and impressive with every individual standing out in some way. The series is all about the personalities and how those clash on the gym floor.

Those personalities shine due to McGee’s art with colors from Brittany Peer and lettering by Aubrey Aiese. Much like their personalities, everyone is unique. Their looks vary though each team is uniform in a weird way. What’s solid is the variation of general looks as far as clothes but also height, body shape, and skin color. There’s a wide range here and there’s so much detail on each character it feels like we get a better idea of who they are based on all of the small clues.

Lots of action and a great cast of characters has me coming back for more of this series. BOOM! seems to have found magic with their sports focused comics which bring the popular manga genre to western audiences. This series, as well as Fence, stand out for their focus on characters and their ability to deliver action that doesn’t involve people in spandex punching each other. BOOM! is ahead of the curve when it comes to western comic trends and here, they’re leading the pack once again.

Story: Josh Trujillo Art: Cara McGee
Color: Brittany Peer Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Main Cover: Cara McGee Variant Cover: Natacha Bustos
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

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

Preview: Dodge City #1

Dodge City #1

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Josh Trujillo
Artist: Cara McGee
Colorist: Brittany Peer
Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Cara McGee
Variant Cover: Natacha Bustos
Price: $3.99

Josh Trujillo (Adventure Time) and Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall) team up for a new series about the high-energy chaos of competitive dodgeball!

Tomás is the new captain of the Jazz Pandas dodgeball team, and he’s got a certain knack for keeping an eye on on the ball (or several!).

However, he’s untested and still not quite part of the team. If the disorganized Jazz Pandas want to make it to summer regional championships they’ll have to pull together under Tomás’ leadership.

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