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Preview: Bill & Ted Go To Hell SC

Bill & Ted Go To Hell SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan
Cover Artist: Jamal Campbell

Writer Brian Joines and artist Bachan, the most excellent duo behind Imagine Agents, bring you the ultimate Wyld Stallyns adventure pitting history versus hell in the most epic Bill & Ted Go to Hell.

Bill & Ted and the Princesses will have to reunite with their historic friends to knock down the Devil’s door and save Death.

With the help of Rufus, Billy the Kid, Joan of Arc, and many more, this is the showdown that will rock the supernatural world. History vs. Hell. Too bad Hell has some surprises up its sleeve…

Collects the complete limited series.

Preview: Bill & Ted Go to Hell #4 (of 4)

Bill & Ted Go to Hell #4 (of 4)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Variant Cover: Daniel Warren Johnson
Price: $3.99

Final issue! Napoleon has totally taken over heaven, and he brought with him all the nasty nightmares from hell, including the Easter Bunny. Only with the help of Genghis Khan and Station can Bill & Ted bring excellence back to the world!

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Preview: Bill & Ted Go to Hell #3 (of 4)

Bill & Ted Go to Hell #3 (of 4)

Writer: Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan

Bill & Ted will have to team up with Satan to take down the Easter Bunny and his master—who are heading straight for the holy of all holies: Heaven! It’s time for Joan of Arc to live up to her calling and kick some evil butt!

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Preview: Bill & Ted Go to Hell #2 (of 4)

Bill & Ted Go to Hell #2 (of 4)

Writer: Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan

With our heroes facing their worst nightmares, Lincoln finally gets his chance to take down John Wilkes Booth!

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Mini Reviews For The Week Ending 20/2/2016

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for. These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews.


Alex

Kennel_Block_Blues_001_A_MainKennel Block Blues #1 (Boom!) Was a pretty odd comic about an anthromorphic dog living in a state of  half hallucinated reality as he enters prison. It’s good, and  it is worth looking into, but likely more a “wait for the trade” kind of book. Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

The Last Contract #2 (Boom!) A comic about a retired hitman getting back into the game long after his retirement, The Last Contract has been a fantastic ride so far, with the eighty-plus year old killer taking no shit from anybody. Well aware of his physical limits, he’s a refreshing change from protagonists that can take on the world with their hands behind their back. Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Gutter Magic #2 (IDW) This has got to be one of the most entertaining comics I’ve read in a long time. The art is fantastically detailed without being overly cluttered, and the characters are inhabiting a rich and vibrant world that feels fully formed before you turn the page. Highly, highly recommended. Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Deluge #2 Is an indie comic set during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. After reading the first issue, I’d actually thought it was just a one shot comic until I saw this. I actually found that the second issue was more enjoyable than the first, and I liked the first issue’s story about an undercover FBI agent infiltrating the New Orleans underworld amidst a layer of corruption from the local police. It’s a solid book that deserves a wider audience than it’ll end up getting. Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Will Eisner’s The Spirit #8 (Dynamite) I have nothing to say here that hasn’t already been said. A solid comic book that’s well written, well drawn, and above all it’s very, very fun. Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Huck04_CvrBHuck #4 (Image) I just… wow. Just wow. Overall: 9.75 Recommendation: Buy it now, or buy the trade. You need to own this.

Black Hood #9 (Dark Circle) Is a solid comic. It’s not my favourite comic from this publisher (that honour belongs to The Fox), but it’s a very good gritty vigilante thriller with a hero who is very much just a man. A decent series that’s worth checking out. Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

 

Elana

Catwoman #49 (DC)* When the Messina/Valentine creative team ended their landmark run of Catwoman as a crime boss I thought Catwoman would go down hill. And while the comic did return to its roots with a far more traditional Catwoman story it’s still a really good comic! It’s a smart, interesting story suspensefully told. The lines are almost delicate and the splash pages pack in far more visual information that you think at first glance. Selina fighting Croc in front of a Nosferatu billboard? That’s cool! And the intrigue is high. I keep reading because it’s quality comics. So should you. Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

 

Ryan C

American Monster #2 (Aftershock) *: Brian Azzarello and Juan Doe’s journey into the dark underbelly of America’s sleaziest small town continues with some revelations of both the major and minor variety that will serve to suck readers into the web they’re spinning ever deeper. Two issues in, I remain convinced that this has the potential to be Azzarello’s best series since “100 Bullets,” and Doe’s art, while first striking me as being a bit too “cartoonish” for the dark subject matter, is quickly starting to grow on me. Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

american monster 2Lucifer #3 (Vertigo) *: The devil went to The Dreaming, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt. Oh, and a damn good story — Gaiman-esque myth-spinning anchors one of Holly Black’s two main plot threads while the other, involving a trapped demon on Earth scheming to be set free, is pure Delano-era “Hellblazer.” Combine the two with Lee Garbett’s fun-yet-appropriately-grim artwork and a guest appearance by Matthew the Raven (who just turned up in his human form in the latest issue of “Swamp Thing”) and you’ve got yourself a heck — sorry, hell — of a book here. They say everything old is new again, and after three issues this series is proving that to be absolutely true. Overall: 8  Recommendation: Buy

The Tithe #8 (Image/Top Cow) **: Not a bad extra-length issue from writer Matt Hawkins and artists Rashan Ekedal and Phillip Sevy, but not a great one, either. The problem with the whole “Islamophobia” story arc isn’t that it was poorly done, just that it only had one big revelation in store and it gave that away in the opening installment. After that, we knew exactly where events were headed, and they simply proceeded to go there. It apparently pissed off a handful of right-wing dumbfucks online, though, so points to the creators for at least raising the blood pressure of all the right people. Overall: 6. Recommendation: Read.

The Shield #2 (Dark Circle) : Normally I’d say this isn’t a half-bad little issue because, well, it isn’t, but given that the gap between numbers one and two was something like five or six months in length, it should have — perhaps even needed to — return with a big splash, and it didn’t. I’m sure Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig’s script was “in the can” some time ago, but some tinkering around the edges to re-engage readers into the storyline more fully would have been welcome, and the art-by-committee approach with Drew Johnson and Ray Snyder doing the first half of the book and Al Barrionuevo taking over the second half is jarring and messy. Still, we’ve got a Steve Rude painted cover as one of the variants this time out, so how petty am I for bitching about anything? Dark Circle’s been plagued with delays on pretty much all of their titles barring “The Black Hood,” though, so Archie really needs to get their shit together with this line or it will die the same quick death that these characters always seem to bring upon themselves in one decade after another. Overall: 6. Recommendation: Read

 

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Bill and Ted Go To Hell#1 (Boom!): we catch up with the Wild Stallyns shortly after their adventures in the Triumphant Return.Colonel Oats and gang of baddies are enroute to Hell , kidnapping Bill And Ted’s buddy, the Grim Reaper, with them. The boys have to call on the help of Rufus and company to rescue him. By issue’s end , there is a bigger plan in play, than either of them expected. Overall:9.3 Recommendation: Buy


Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write.

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

Around the Tubes

Power_Man_and_Iron_Fist_1_CoverIt was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What did you find exciting? What were duds? Sound off in the comments below!

Around the Tubes

Ad Week – Youssef Daoudi to Create a Thelonious Monk Graphic Novel – Well that’s interesting.

The Beat – The Deadpool Movie Isn’t Faithful To The Comics, And I Approve – Do you think it is?

BBC – Did the Maya create the first “comics”? – This is really interesting.

The Beat – Commentary: BATMAN: The Uncomfortable Conversation – Bryan Hill is always someone to see what he has to say.

Panels – 12 Black Comic Artists You Should Know – Some great suggestions.

 

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Comic Vine – Bill & Ted Go to Hell #1

The Beat – Midnighter Vol. 1

CBR – Power Man & Iron Fist #1

Talking Comics – Sex Criminals #14

Comic Attack – Shaft: Imitation of Life #1

Comic Vine – Star Wars #16

Comic Vine – Superman: American Alien #4

Talking Comics – Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The New Adventures

Preview: Bill & Ted Go to Hell #1 (of 4)

Bill & Ted Go to Hell #1 (of 4)

Writer: Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan

Bill & Ted are back for a brand-new miniseries, this time with the Imagine Agents team of Brian Joines and Bachan at the helm. It’s time to get the band back together! Bill & Ted and the Princesses will have to reunite with some historic friends to knock down the Devil’s door and get their friend Death back. With the help of Rufus, Billy the Kid, Joan of Arc, and more, this is the showdown that will rock the supernatural world. History vs. Hell. Too bad Hell has some surprises up its sleeve…

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BOOM! Studios Announces New Series for February

Bill & Ted Go to Hell #1 (of 4)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Subscription “Album” Cover: Logan Faerber
Incentive Cover: Sean “Cheeks” Galloway
Incentive Cover: Scott Koblish
Format: 32 pages, full color
Price: $3.99
On sale: February 2016

What’s to Love: It’s time again to be excellent to each other! We showed just how much we love Bill & Ted with 2015’s Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, and since 2016 is the 25th anniversary of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, why not celebrate with a new mini-series that sends the lovable duo to Hell? Plus, all Subscription covers in this mini-series will feature a unique Wyld Stallyns album cover created by some of the industry’s top talents!

What It Is: Bill & Ted are back for a brand-new miniseries, this time with the Imagine Agents team of Brian Joines and Bachan at the helm. It’s time to get the band back together! Bill & Ted and the Princesses will have to reunite with some historic friends to knock down the Devil’s door and get their friend Death back. With the help of Rufus, Billy the Kid, Joan of Arc, and more, this is the showdown that will rock the supernatural world. History vs. Hell. Too bad Hell has some surprises up its sleeve…

Bill & Ted Go to Hell #1 (of 4) Main cover by Jamal Campbell Bill & Ted Go to Hell #1 (of 4) Subscription Album Cover by Logan Faerber

Kennel Block Blues #1 (of 4)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Daniel Bayliss
Incentive Cover: Nick Pitarra
Format: 32 pages, full color
Price: $3.99
On Sale: February 2016

What’s to Love: From Oz to Shawshank Redemption, we just love great prison dramas. But what if the prison in question is an animal shelter? Ryan Ferrier (Curb Stomp) and Daniel Bayliss (Translucid) combine the tradition of great anthropomorphic stories like Wild’s End and Blacksad with the madcap twists of Six-Gun Gorilla and Chew in their new series Kennel Block Blues.

What It Is: Oliver is a good dog. A family dog. But without warning, he’s sentenced to Jackson Kennel, where he’s instantly placed on Death Row with the rest of his fellow inmates, awaiting a lethal appointment on The Table if salvation doesn’t come. He’ll need help escaping the Kennel, but when the stress of prison life builds, he starts escaping reality instead, imagining a fantasy world of cartoon friends. It’s time to break out…into a musical number?

Kennel Block Blues #1 (of 4) Incentive Cover by Nick Pitarra Kennel Block Blues #1 (of 4) Main cover by Daniel Bayliss

Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #1 (of 4)

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Josceline Fenton
Artist: Chrystin Garland
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Jeremy Sorese
Incentive Cover: Amber Rogers
Format: 32 pages, full color
Price: $3.99
On sale: February 2016

What’s to Love: The Steven Universe Cartoon Network animated series has given us a serious case of the feels over and over again, and our first Steven Universe comic series was met with enthusiasm from our fellow fans, so we had to head back to Beach City for more adventures! Plus, all the Subscription covers in this mini-series by Jeremy Sorese connect to form one image!

What It Is: Josceline Fenton (Hemlock) and Chrystin Garland (Adventure Time) help keep Beach City weird with this new four-issue miniseries. Steven takes the Gems out for a camping trip and tells them spooky stories around the camp fire. The Gems don’t give him much of a reaction, but they do tell him a spooky story of their own about a monster who turns bad Gems into glass and shatters them. Pearl assures a terrified Steven that it’s just a story, but suddenly people around Beach City start turning up frozen in glass…

Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #1 (of 4) Main cover by Kat Leyh Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #1 (of 4) Subscription cover by Jeremy Sorese

Jonesy #1 (of 4)

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Incentive Cover: Lissa Treiman
Format: 32 pages, full color
Price: $3.99
On sale: February 2016

What’s to Love: Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Jonesy is a comic about love that makes us swoon! Sam Humphries (Fanboys Vs. Zombies, Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex) and fresh talent Caitlin Rose Boyle (Buck n’ Lou & the Night Crew) bring something special to BOOM! Box with this series about mad-cap shenanigans, friendship, pals, being a teenager, and figuring out who you are…with a teen cupid twist! If you like Giant Days, dig adorkable romance stories, or just want to smile from ear to ear after reading a comic, you’ll fall in love with Jonesy!

What It Is: Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. She’s a cupid in plaid. With a Tumblr. There’s only one catch—it doesn’t work on herself. She’s gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when her powers go wrong…

Jonesy #1 (of 4) Incentive cover by Lissa Treiman Jonesy #1 (of 4) Main cover by Caitlin Rose Boyle

Clarence: Chicken Phantom Vol. 1 OGN

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Derek Fridolfs
Artist: JJ Harrison
Cover Artist: JJ Harrison
Format: 6” x 9”, 144 pages, full color
Price: $14.99
On sale: February 2016

What’s to Love: We’ve all been Clarence at one point. He’s an optimistic, nine-year-old kid who sees the best in everyone and is happy to play the day away with his best friends, Jeff and Sumo. Writer Derek Fridolfs and illustrator JJ Harrison bring all the heart from the hit Cartoon Network animated series to our first-ever Clarence original graphic novel, and it reads like an extended episode of the show. Take a moment to relive childhood!

What It Is: Clarence and his friends join the Rough Riders Scouts for a summer out in the woods. While looking through a cave, they discover a lost journal written by the notorious Black Buck The Pirate (an ancestor of Rough Rider Chicken founder Buckey O’Neill). It details his adventures on the ocean and where he buried his treasure. But he also warns of a phantom chicken that haunts the forest, and drove many of his crew mad. Now, Clarence and his friends are in a race against their rival, Joshua Maverick, to find the buried treasure, while avoiding the chicken phantom!

Clarence Chicken Phantom Vol. 1 OGN Cover by JJ Harrison