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Preview: Bone Parish Vol. 2 SC

Bone Parish Vol. 2 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artist: Lee Garbett
Colorist: Alex Guimaráes
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $14.99

“The Ash” is the hottest new drug in the Big Easy, and there’s only one way to get it: the Winters, an upstart crime family that pioneered the drug made from the ashes of the dead. But with multiple other factions moving in on their territory with deadly results, just how long can Grace Winters and her children hold on to the lucrative trade? 

Eisner Award-nominated author Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Empty Man) and illustrator Jonas Scharf continue their critically-acclaimed blend of horror and crime in Bone Parish Volume Two, as the Winters family discovers the true depths they’ll go to protect the fragile business they’ve built.

Collects issues #5-8.

Bone Parish Vol. 2 SC

Preview: Bone Parish #11

Bone Parish #11

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Alex Guimarães
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99
Cover Artist: Jonas Scharf

The Winters family has suffered multiple casualties, but in a world where death is no longer final, could there be life left for those afflicted?

Bone Parish #11

Preview: Bone Parish #10

Bone Parish #10

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Alex Guimarães
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Jonas Scharf
Price: $3.99

With the walls closing in and their supporters dwindling, it’ll take everything the Winters family has to make it through the war. It’s no longer about the supply, the ash, or the money. Now, they fight to survive.

Bone Parish #10

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Drawing Blood

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

The Avant-Guards #5 (BOOM! Studios/BOOM! Box) – This series has been fantastic and a lot of fun following an upstart college basketball team. You get a new issue and the first trade out this week!

Bone Parish #9 (BOOM! Studios) – A mix of horror and crime, this is a comic that’s delivered with every issue. The concept of a drug made from the ground up dead plus the crime family aspect is such an amazing mix.

Clue: Candlestick #1 (IDW Publishing) – We’re board game fans, so this makes the list because we’re intrigued as to what it is.

Drawing Blood: Spilled Ink #1 (Kevin Eastman Studios) – One of two releases from Kevin Eastman this week. This is his return to indie comics and this release is a look at the turbulent life and times of a once-successfull cartoonist…. Hmmmm. Eastman co-created this with David Avallone.

The Flash #71 (DC Comics) – “Year One” continues!

The Goon #2

The Goon #2 (Albatross Funnybooks) – Eric Powell’s The Goon is always fun with a mix of horror and a Popeye vibe. Love it!

Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls (Kevin Eastman Studios) – The other Eastman comic out this week. This one is the story-within-the-story about three crime-fighting mutant cats that launched a franchise. Sound familiar?

Road of Bones #1 (IDW Publishing) – A Russian prisoner must escape a gulag and survive in a frozen tundra with the help of his childhood fantasy story. It sounds really interesting to us.

Wage Slaves (Conundrum Press) – Daria Bogdanska’s autobiographical story about attempting to build a life in Malmö and a battle that leads to fairer work practices for people in her community.

X-Force #8 (Marvel) – A fun throwback to some classic X-Force that picks up the loose threads from recent X-events. Stryfe is back… nuff said.

Preview: Bone Parish #9

Bone Parish #9

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Alex Guimarães
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Main Cover:
Jonas Scharf
Unlocked Retailer Variant: Jakub Rebelka
Price: $3.99

The walls continue to close in on the Winters family, as they are assaulted by foes on all sides.

Bone Parish #9

Preview: Bone Parish Vol. 1 SC

Bone Parish Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Alex Guimaráes
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Lee Garbett
Price: $14.99

A new drug is sweeping through the streets of New Orleans—one made from the ashes of the dead. Wars are being fought over who will control the supply, while the demand only rises.

While the crime families wage war, users begin to experience terrifying visions of the dead coming back to life—through them.

Eisner Award-nominated author Cullen Bunn (The Empty Man, The Unsound) and illustrator Jonas Scharf (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) team up for Bone Parish, a haunting blend of horror and crime that takes an unflinching look at how we connect to—and disconnect from—the world around us.

Collects issues #1-4.

Bone Parish Vol. 1 SC

Preview: Bone Parish #7

Bone Parish #7

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Alex Guimarães
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Rod Reis
Unlocked Retailer Variant: Jakub Rebelka
Price: $3.99

Even as they wage war on multiple fronts, the Winters family can’t help but fracture from within following their shocking loss.

Bone Parish #7

Preview: Bone Parish #6

Bone Parish #6

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Alex Guimãraes
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Jonas Scharf
Price: $3.99

With a renewed focus on the Ash business, the Winters family goes on the offensive to claw back every scrap of New Orleans territory that was taken from them.

Bone Parish #6

Review: Bone Parish #5

Bone Parish #5

The war between the Winters and the Cartel continues its bloody rampage. With the terrible power of the Ash behind them, the Winters stand a decent chance. But Ash is not without its dangers, and some of them are already falling to Ash Madness…

I’m a big fan of crime and mob stories. Goodfellas, New Jack City, these are films I watch over and over. I’m not a fan of horror, rarely enjoying those types of films and only every so often enjoying that genre in comics. But, there’s one creator whose horror work I do enjoy, Cullen Bunn.

Bone Parish #5 picks up from the first trade with blood spilled and war looming between two crime families. It’s a bit of a transition issue in that it has various characters reflecting on what transpired and where things go from here. There’s lots of maneuvering and the build up of tension in what’s sure to be a blood bath down the road.

What isn’t touch upon a lot is the core concept of the series in that there’s a drug being made out of the ashes of the dead. There’s some winks and nods about that here and there but new readers might miss that core concept of the series. Even without that tidbit, this is still a comic that fans of mob stories will enjoy.

Bunn is helped by the art of Jonas Scharf, colors by Alex Guimarães and lettering by Ed Dukeshire. Though the issue doesn’t dive too much into the supernatural aspects of the series, the art still drives home the tone of that. There’s an ominous look to everything and a dreamlike state during particular scenes. There’s also a beauty to the horror and the style feels befitting to its home of New Orleans.

While the issue might not be the best place to start, there’s also a trade released this week covering the first four issues, it is a place you can start. It’s a great comic focusing more on the jockeying of the mob members more than anything and that unto itself is entertaining. This is a transition issue reflecting on the past and setting up the future. It’s all about the mood and setting and delivers a solid read that entertains.

Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Jonas Scharf
Color: Alex Guimarães Lettering: Ed Dukeshire
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy

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

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