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Hunt the Rich in Space in Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas’ New Series Know Your Station

BOOM! Studios has announced Know Your Station, a brand new five-issue limited series from the highly acclaimed writer Sarah Gailey, with star artist Liana Kangas that takes a stab at the ultra-wealthy, their dreams of escaping the very planet they’ve put in peril, and the consequences of a future that might not be so far away, available in December 2022.

Death is the great leveler, even for the 1%… the wealthiest people in the solar system abandoned the Earth for a private sanctuary in space, leaving the rest of us to die amidst cataclysmic climate change. But the ultra-wealthy won’t be safe for long…

A murderer is on the loose, specifically targeting the super-rich! Soon, Elise, an employee of the Avulsion Corporation, is wrapped up in a deadly investigation, with each issue of this outrageously macabre series featuring a new, diabolically different kill!

Know Your Station #1 features main cover art by series artist Kangas, and variant covers by highly acclaimed illustrators Jenny Frison, Becca Carey, Jenn Woodall and more.

Review: Golden Rage #2

Golden Rage #2

Battle Royale with older women, that’s the general concept of Golden Rage. What we know is that “older” women in menopause are sent to an island. There, they’ve formed various tribes and groups. But, the Red Hats have grown in power and now are after one of the newest arrivals, a women in her 30s who is there due to early menopause. Golden Rage #2 introduces more to the island and its inhabitants and delivers one of the more intriguing voice overs of the year.

With words by Chrissy Williams, the series has been fantastic so far. The second issue has our group of women on a mission to see The Witch who might know what to do with the new arrival. But, they fear an attack by the Red Hats who we’re told have changed the dynamic on the island and sound a bit more aggressive than what has been in the past.

What’s interesting is Williams’ choice in narrator. Lottie takes over delivering some much needed hilarity in a rather grim issue. She rambles about chickens and cats and in one brilliant panel her thoughts take over literally blocking out what someone is saying. It’s a small detail that elevates the issue. But also, Lottie brings a lot of sadness. We learn about Mary, who was Lottie’s wife and they assume died from cancer. Through that we learn about death on the island and the connections the women are making with each other. This isn’t just about survival, it’s about community, friendship, and love. Lottie shows that off and then some.

The art by Lauren Knight is solid. With color by Sofie Dodgson, flats by Shayne Hannah, and lettering by Becca Carey, the world feels lived in. But, more importantly, it feels kept up. Though they may be abandoned on an island, the women have built a home and it feels like one. We also get to see more of the world and island as they make their journey taking us to rather interesting locations and introducing us to new groups. Again, the details really make this all feel like a fleshed out world. Carey’s lettering deserves the call out, especially Lottie’s thoughts and the one particular panel.

Golden Rage #2 is another fantastic issue that has its roots in similar stories before but takes the concept in a whole different direction with its details. It’s one that I had high hopes for when I heard the concept and in two issues, it’s exceeded expectations.

Story: Chrissy Williams Art: Lauren Knight
Color: Sofie Dodgson Flats: Shayne Hannah Cui Letterer: Becca Carey
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.4 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Golden Rage #1

Golden Rage #1

Being dropped on a mysterious island where you must battle it out is a plot that has been around for a long time. It feels like it has had a recent resurgence in film, television, video games, and comics. Golden Rage #1 kicks off a new take on that classic idea with a twist. All of the individuals on the island are women. Specifically older women.

Written by Chrissy Williams the comic for the most part takes a familiar beat and path. The opening drops readers right into the middle of battle with unknown characters and one at the center of things who doesn’t know what’s going on. An ally is found and from there we’re taken to a base where talks of “Red Hats” goes around and debate rages about our mystery protagonist.

We don’t know a ton of what’s going on but can figure out this is an island where women battle it out for survival. The women are generally older in age except our new arrival, Jay, who is in her 30s. We find out she has early menopause which shifts our understanding as to who is shipped to the island.

It also changes the narrative in many ways. It focuses on “usefulness” of women as to their ability to have children. That says a lot about the world on the outside and hints at what might be going on. It shifts our reading as useful going from age and ability to function to something else entirely.

The art by Lauren Knight is great. With color by Sofie Dodgson, flats by Shayne Hannah Cui, and lettering by Becca Carey, the comic is full of personality. Each character’s design tells us so much about who they are and what “role” they have in the group. There’s also a lot of detail to the art that tells us about the world. We get to see how these women survive and what their lives are like. It also tells us what they use in their day to day giving us detail of a world lived in.

Golden Rage #1 is a familiar but solid start. The concept might be something we’ve seen, but the detail of the debut feels like a real world and gives us much more than just the battle and survival. This is a group that has been around for some time and there’s history here. Like Jay, we’re welcomed into it and it should be a wild ride.

Story: Chrissy Williams Art: Lauren Knight
Ink: Lauren Knight Color: Sofie Dodgson
Flats: Shayne Hannah Cui Letterer/Design: Becca Carey
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Eat the Rich

Eat the Rich

(W) Sarah Gailey (A) Pius Bak (CA) Becca Carey
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $19.99

WELCOME TO CRESTFALL BLUFFS!

With law school and her whole life ahead of her, Joey plans to spend the summer with her boyfriend Astor at his seemingly perfect family home. But beneath all the affluent perfection lies a dark, deadly rot… something all the locals live in quiet fear of.

As summer lingers, Joey uncovers the macabre history of Crestfall Bluffs, and the ruthlessness and secrecy lying in wait behind the idyllic lives of the one percent. Who can Joey save? Who wants to be saved? And can she even survive to tell the tale?

The bold, horrifying psychological thriller from Hugo Award-winning author Sarah Gailey (The Echo Wife, Magic For Liars) and artist Pius Bak (Firefly, The Magicians) with colorist Roman Titov and letterer Cardinal Rae.

Collects Eat the Rich #1-5.

Eat the Rich

Golden Rage is The Golden Girls meets Battle Royale

Debut comics writer Chrissy Williams teams with Buffy artist Lauren KnightBitter Root colorist Sofie DodgsonVampirella/Red Sonja letterer Becca Carey, and Power & Magic editor Joamette Gil for the forthcoming Golden Rage. This five-issue miniseries pairs the survival combat of Battle Royale with the character dynamics of The Golden Girls and will launch from Image Comics this August.

In a world where older women who’ve been deemed useless to society are abandoned on an island, Golden Rage documents their golden years of making friends, baking dessert, and fighting to the death for survival.

Golden Rage #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 3:

  • Golden Rage #1 (of 5) Cover A by Knight – Diamond Code JUN220069
  • Golden Rage #1 (of 5) Cover B by Tula Lotay – Diamond Code JUN220070

Meet the Earth-11 Super Heroes of Multiversity: Teen Justice!

They debuted in DC’s Very Merry Multiverse and are appearing in DC Pride 2022, now Teen Justice crosses the DC Multiverse and stars in their own miniseries, Multiversity: Teen Justice! The secrets of Earth-11’s newest heroes and villains unfold in DC’s most exciting new team title by Ivan Cohen, Danny Lore, Marco Failla, Enrica Eren Angiolini, and Carlos M. Mangual!

The incredible debut issue, publishing on June 7, begins with an attack by the H.I.V.E. and ends in the Church of Blood. What is Sister Blood’s true mission among the lost souls of New York City? Can Teen Justice get through their growing pains fast enough to learn the answer in time to stop it? And what role will the mysterious Raven—the brooding hero who has refused to join the team in the past—play in the ultimate battle?

Get a few insights into the Teen Justice team dynamics in their descriptions below:

Multiversity: Teen Justice#1 features covers by Robbi Rodriguez (main), Stephanie Hans (open-to-order variant), Bengal (1:25 variant), and Failla & Angiolini (1:50 variant), publishes on June 7. As a bonus feature, the team’s introduction story, “To Stop the Star-Conqueress” by Ivan Cohen, Eleonora Carlini, Ulises Arreola and Becca Carey from DC’s Very Merry Multiverse, will be reprinted in this new issue.

Review: Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1

Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1

It’s been 30 years since Image Comics launched. I remember fondly the buzz and excitement of these amazing creators breaking off on their own and creating whole new worlds no longer shackled by corporate bosses. I also remember reading a lot of those early comics and scratching my head. The art was definitely better than the stories with each series varying wildly in the overall quality. A lot has changed in that time with many ups and downs for the company. Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1 doesn’t celebrate what was, it instead what is. The anthology focuses on the current crop of creators releasing their creations under the publisher. It’s not a reflection of those titans who started it all.

Image has come a long way and this anthology is evidence of that. With a who’s who of creators, Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1 features a little something for almost everyone. There’s a lack of all-ages content, but, with so much adult content, it’d feel a little out of place. And boy is there adult content. Serial killers, murder, violence, the stories within are fare from the general “spandex superheroes” the publisher launched with. Sure, Image pushed the envelope in many ways when it launched, but the first story involves a child killer being killed on the footsteps of a courthouse. If there’s ever a flag planted that says this isn’t the Image of old, that’s a pretty big one.

And there’s a lot of variety here. The stories are pretty entertaining with few that are outright clunkers. But, with every anthology there’s some stories you’ll enjoy and some you probably won’t. It’s the nature of anthologies.

The art is generally top-notch. There’s a wide variety of styles and designs. Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1 features black and white gritty stories to bright colored neon explosions. The stories themselves are a mixture of cartoony manga inspired designs to grittier noir-ish tales that whose looks feel like they’re inspired by Frank Miller. Like the stories themselves, there’s a lot to take in and surely there’ll be some that readers will enjoy and some they don’t.

Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1 is an interesting comic. With it, the publisher seems focused on what is and what’s to come. This isn’t so much a celebration of the past 30 years of Image, it’s looking ahead at the next 30.

Story: Geoff Johns, Declan Shalvey, Wyatt Kennedy, Wes Craig, Skottie Young, Mirka Andolfo, Erica Henderson, Brenden Fletcher, Kyle Higgins, Patrick Kindlon
Art: Andrea Mutti, Declan Shalvey, Luana Vecchio, Wes Craig, Skottie Young, Mirka Andolfo, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Maurizio Rosenzweig
Color: Jason Wordie, Chiara Di Francia, Walter Baiamonte, Katia Ranalli
Letterer: Rob Leigh, Clayton Cowles, Fabio Amelia, Becca Carey
Editor: Brian Cunningham, Heather Antos

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Review: Batgirls #3

Batgirls #3

The Batgirls are facing a lot of issues and enemies are all around. There’s a serial killer. There’s Tutor. And then there’s the Saints as well. Plus, they’re a new trio that’s figuring out how to work together and their dynamic. It all comes together for a fun and entertaining comic that’s full of kinetic energy. Batgirls #3 is another solid entry with eye-popping visuals and some great humor.

Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad have delivered another fantastic issue with Batgirls #3. The team is confronting Tutor and getting a better idea as to how the mysterious villain is controlling everyone. They why… well that’s still up in the air.

Cloonan and Conrad have put together a hell of an issue that’s full of solid action and a lot of laughs as has become a standard of the series. The Batgirls deliver a lot of the action but also some humor as Barbara runs into an old flame while they’re on a mission. The back and forth is fantastic taking what would be a rather dull and slow point of the story and ramping it up with some fun banter.

The comic is full of small moments that really stand out. A call between Barb and Dick is interesting, then delivers a twist. A small moment at the end adds a lot of heart. Then there’s small details of the art that add a hell of a lot.

Jorge Corona along with colors by Sarah Stern and Ivan Plascencia and lettering by Becca Carey deliver what feels like a pop art explosion. The series is a perfect match of attitude and visuals. The colors are bright and jump from the page creating a feel of kinetic energy that’s beyond fitting for the series and characters. The art reflects the main villain who’s a graffiti artist and the use of colors all comes together in a solid synergy of style and story.

Batgirls #3 is another fantastic issue that perfectly combines the story and art. Action, humor, and a little heart along with some unexpected twists make for another winning entry for the series. This is a comic to look forward to with each release. It’s beyond infectious.

Story: Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad Art: Jorge Corona
Color: Sarah Stern, Ivan Plascencia Letterer: Becca Carey
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Batgirls #2

Batgirls #2

Batgirls‘ debut was such a shot of kinetic energy. Picking up after “Fear State”, Cassandra Cain, Stephanie Brown, and Barbara Gordon are a bit wobbly having to find a new headquarters and lay low. The Batgirls are being blamed for the destruction of the clock tower, their former base, and have a foe who’s as good on the computer as Barbara. Now, they have some disciples of the Magistrate to contend with too. Batgirls #2 introduces us formally to The Saints, a trio of villains who follow Simon Saint and use his technology to fight crime.

Written by Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad Batgirls #2 kicks things off with those solid additions to the Batman rogue gallery. Each character of the trio could be a stand-alone villain but the three together bring a shot of technology that you don’t see a ton of in Batman comics. Like the Magistrate himself, the three each have a tech suit that gives them a style and focus that feels a bit like a video game. Each has a role. There’s Tarsus, the brute/tank, Valentine who is the assassin type, and then Assisi is the tech person and sniper. While each has a silo we’ve seen before, it’s still an interesting group and switches up the terror that Simon Saint brought with his Magistrate program.

What’s particularly solid about these two issues is that they seem to have a nice theme running through them. The Batgirls, The Saints, and the mystery zombie issue, all have a tinge of blind faith about them. Each is a group that’s following someone and putting their trust, and blinders, on because of that. How deep the series will explore this will be interesting but there’s a great dynamic being set up all around.

The art by Jorge Corona with color by Sarah Stern and lettering by Becca Carey is unique. The comic continues to pop with the same kinetic energy from that first issue. The art style is “pop art” in the same way tagging and graffiti is. And they share a style in many ways, in fact graffiti is part of the story. There’s an exaggeration between the art styles that works here to bring about the youthful energy of the characters from the comic and delivers the exuberance in visuals that jump from the page.

Batgirls #2 is another solid issue. It delivers the same excitement and fun as the debut issue. There’s a style about it that lets you know this is a comic that knows what it is… and that’s a hell of a lot of fun. Even if you don’t know the characters, this is a series to check out and join in on. It’s hard to get through it without finding yourself smiling and enjoying the energetic ride.

Story: Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad Art: Jorge Corona
Color: Sarah Stern Letterer: Becca Carey
Story: 8.4 Art: 8.65 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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A Celebrity Vampire is a Danger to Hollywood in Angel #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Angel #1, the premiere issue of a brand new eight-issue comic book series available beginning January 19, 2022. Producer and director of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire and Eisner Award-nominated writer Christopher Cantwell, artist Daniel Bayliss, colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Becca Carey shine the spotlight on everyone’s favorite vampire with a soul in the role of a lifetime . . . Detective Angel. 

Welcome to Angel for Hire, starring Angel and his co-star—Cordelia! But wait, Angel isn’t just a celebrity? Nope, he leads a double life . . . as a real monster hunter for Angel Investigations! 

Sometimes, though, this double life can get his friends into trouble, and as Wesley recovers from a horrific curse, Angel stumbles into a series of supernatural events which lead to him getting sucked into an unexpected and mysterious world. He soon faces a terrifying enemy, who sees him as a threat . . .

Angel #1 features main cover art by acclaimed illustrator Nimit Malavia and variant cover art by fan favorite artists InHyuk Lee and Jahnoy Lindsay.

Angel #1
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