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Get a First Look at Ghosted in LA #10

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Ghosted in LA #10, the latest issue in the original comic book series from GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Sina Grace, who will also be illustrating this issue, with colorists Cathy Le and Natalia Nesterenko, and letterer DC Hopkins about figuring out your life – and your afterlife – in Los Angeles, available in stores on April 8, 2020.

Daphne was just getting used to living with ghosts, but when a mysterious door in the basement flies open, Rycroft Manor is overwhelmed with even more strange phenomena than anyone knows how to deal with. And even worse, Daphne’s former roommate Michelle has some ideas about how to handle a haunting… and it doesn’t involve going gently into that good night.

Ghosted in LA #10 features a main cover by series artist Siobhan Keenan and a variant cover by series writer Sina Grace.

Ghosted in LA #10

BOOM! Studios Announces Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera and Celia Moscote

BOOM! Studios has announced the brand new graphic novel, Juliet Takes a Breath. Critically-acclaimed writer Gabby Rivera adapts her bestselling novel alongside artist Celia Moscote and colorist James Fenner in an unforgettable queer coming-of-age story exploring race, identity and what it means to be true to your amazing self, even when the rest of the world doesn’t understand, available in November 2020. 

Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. 

But don’t worry, Juliet has something kinda resembling a plan that’ll help her figure out what it means to be Puerto Rican, lesbian and out. See, she’s going to intern with Harlowe Brisbane – her favorite feminist author, someone whose work on feminism, self-love and lots of other things will help Juliet find her ever elusive epiphany. 

There’s just one problem – Harlowe’s white, not from the Bronx and doesn’t have all the answers. Okay, maybe that’s more than one problem, but Juliet never said it was a perfect plan…

Juliet Takes a Breath

Preview: Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O! OGN SC

Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O! OGN SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Carly Usdin
     Pencils by: Nina Vakueva
    Inks by: Irene Flores with Leo Caballero
Colorist: Natalia Nesterenko
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Nina Vakueva
Price: $14.99

It’s 1999 and Chris is living her dream: working at Vinyl Destination by day and fighting for (musical) justice by night in the world’s coolest teen girl vigilante fight club, and playing in a band during her free time.

When the girls enter a Battle of The Bands, they learn that the shadowy corporate masters of the music industry plan to destroy the fledgling world of digital music and blame it on Y2K.

The critically-acclaimed team of writer Carly Usdin (The Avant-Guards) and Russ Manning Award-nominated artist Nina Vakueva (League of Legends: Ashe) reunite for a follow-up to Heavy Vinyl: Riot on The Radio.

Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O! OGN SC

Review: Wicked Things #1

Wicked Things #1

The teen detective, Lottie Grote, is an integral part of John Allison‘s shared universe, Bobbinsverse. She appeared as a main character in Bad Machinery, a few guest appearances in Giant Days, and is now starring in her own comic, Wicked Things. Wicked Things #1 reunites the Giant Days creative team of Allison, Max Sarin, and Whitney Cogar. It’s a more genre-centric story of a teen detectives award show that turns into a whodunit of its own.

However, Allison and Sarin take their time building the friendship between Lottie and Claire and showing her fandom for the famous Japanese detective, Miyamoto, and her not-so-thinly veiled disdain for her fellow detectives. Wicked Things #1 gets into the feeling of not caring, but actually caring, which is Lottie’s opinion towards teen detective awards. She doesn’t care if she’s nominated, then has a great, fun trip to the awards show in London, and isn’t present to get her award… for reasons.

Lottie is an exercise in breathtaking (and hilarious) facial expression from artist Max Sarin. She can go from moody, withdrawn teenager (Think Billie Eilish.) to wildly gesticulating across a row of panels when she think she’s been spurned by her idol, Miyamoto. Sarin and colorist Whitney Cogar make her magnetic presence sauntering from cluttered room at her mom’s house to a sunny train trip and the fancy hotel she got put up in for the teen detective awards.

Claire is a great counterbalance to her as her biggest cheerleader while also indulging in some of the hotel’s finer offerings like 18 types of birds. Her acceptance speech on behalf of the missing Lottie is a true study in sincerity. Sarin also gives her the same wide, wholesome eyes that she gave to Daisy back in Giant Days. Even though Lottie might seem burnt out on the whole detective thing, Claire is there to remind her of her passion for clues and capers. We could also use someone to believe us as much as she believes in Lottie. (The events of the last few pages of Wicked Things shed some doubt on this.)

If you like slow burn, character-driven mystery stories with quirky leads, then Wicked Things is the comic for you. The sheer absurdity of a teen detective awards show and convention makes it a showcase for comedy and fashion choices. (Claire rocks the Fleabag jumpsuit.) But, hey, there’s murder too.

Story: John Allison Art: Max Sarin
Colors: Whitney Cogar Letters: Jim Campbell
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5  Recommendation: Buy

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

Preview: Lumberjanes To The Max Edition Vol. 6 HC

Lumberjanes To The Max Edition Vol. 6 HC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Kat Leyh, Shannon Watters
Artist: Ayme Sotuyo
Colorist: Maarta Laiho
Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Cover Design:  Scott Newman
Price: $39.99

This New York Times bestseller and multiple Eisner and GLAAD Award-winning series features danger, adventure, and life-long friendships. Get in on the fun with this brand-new adventure written by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh (Super Cakes) and illustrated by Ayme Sotuyo.

Collects issues #41-48.

Lumberjanes To The Max Edition Vol. 6 HC

Preview: Lumberjanes #72

Lumberjanes #72

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Kanesha C. Bryant & Julia Madrigal
: Maarta Laiho
Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Cover Artist:
    Main Cover: Kat Leyh
    Preorder cover artist: Reimena Yee
Price: $3.99

Jo, Mal, Molly, Ripley, and April’s trek through the forest with camp director Rosie reaches its thrilling conclusion, as the gals narrowly survive a run-in with some creepy crawly vines! Plus, Abigail and Rosie finally reveal what they know about the story of first ever Lumberjane scout, and the unlikely way they both came to know her.

Lumberjanes #72

Preview: Wicked Things #1

Wicked Things #1

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Colorist: Whitney Cogar
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:  
     Main Cover: Max Sarin
     Variant Cover: John Allison
    Unlocked Retailer Variant Cover: Gurihurui
Price: $3.99

The Eisner Award winning team of John Allison and Max Sarin return to the world of Giant Days for a new series about everyone’s favorite child detective; Charlotte Grote.

Nineteen year old Charlotte Grote has her whole life ahead of her; headed straight to Oxford and a future as a real detective—until she’s framed for murder!

Given the choice between going to jail basically forever or joining the police, Lottie decides to hit the beat, all while trying to find the real murderer. Lottie may have been running rings about the police since her 9th birthday, but she’s never been on this side of the security tape. 

Could the future of law enforcement be 5’2” with an extremely strong bangs game? Yes. Very yes.

Wicked Things #1

BOOM! Studios Reveals a New Look at Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O!

BOOM! Studios has revealed a brand new look at Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O! This original graphic novel, available in stores March 2020, reunites the acclaimed team of filmmaker and writer Carly Usdin, artist Nina Vakueva, inker Irene Flores, colorist Natalia Nesterenko, and letterer Jim Campbell for a brand-new adventure with the music store crew—and secret fight club—of HEAVY VINYL.

Your favorite girl gang is back and on the brink of a new millennium! It’s the summer of 1999, and while the staff of Vinyl Destination is dealing with growing up and getting out into the world, the tension over Y2K is mounting into an all-out panic! Can this group of music-loving vigilantes balance their work lives with their dating lives, prevent the total collapse of modern society, AND save the world in time to celebrate the new millennium?! Only one way to find out!

Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O! will be available on March 25, 2020 at local comic book shops and on March 31, 2020 at bookstores.

Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O!

BOOM! Reveals a New Look at Eat, and Love Yourself

BOOM! Studios has revealed a brand new look at the original graphic novel from cartoonist Sweeney BooEat, and Love Yourself, with colors by Joana Lafuente and letters by D.C. Hopkins, about a young woman who struggles with society’s image of her body and finds a magical item that takes her on an incredible journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance, available in comic stores on April 15, 2020 and in bookstores on April 21, 2020.

Mindy is a young woman living with an eating disorder and trapped in a battle for her own self-worth. When she accidentally discovers something that will give her a chance to revisit her past—the relationships she’s lost, the mistakes she’s made, all of it— she thinks she has a chance to undo every wrong turn, to put her life back on track. But will she be able to find a way back to her present, and just as important, a way to treat herself with love and kindness, at any size?

Eat, and Love Yourself

Preview: Ghosted in L.A. #9

Ghosted in L.A. #9

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Sina Grace
Artist: Siobhan Keenan
Colorist: Cathy Le and Jeremy Lawson
Letterer: DC Hopkins
Cover Artists:
    Main Cover: Siobhan Keenan
    Variant Cover: Sina Grace
Price: $3.99

The ghosts of Rycroft Manor must come face to face with their own mortality… so to speak. With Shirley ready to move to the Great Beyond, the other ghosts are reeling from the emotional fallout. And Daphne has to decide whether she is ready to move on herself, in a slightly less permanent way.

Ghosted in L.A. #9
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