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Preview: Misfit City Vol. 2 SC

Misfit City Vol. 2 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith & Kurt Lustgarten
Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Cover Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Colorist: Brittany Peer
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $14.99

After discovering a secret entrance to the caves at Bootlegger’s Bluff and finding Captain Denby still alive, the next volume of Misfit City will follow Wilder, Macy, Dot, and Karma as they continue the hunt for Black Mary’s treasure. Collects issues #5-8.

Take a Trip to Elk Mountain with a New Kickstarter Exploring Superheroes and the Communities they Defend

Elk Mountain explores the relationship between heroes and the communities they defend. What are the realistic expectations of these heroes? Can we expect them to be everywhere and save everyone? Is it smart to put so much faith in one individual, no matter how powerful they are?

And what are the responsibilities of a community to it’s hero? How much is it on them to be accountable for what goes on where they live?

Elk Mountain also looks at how the current climate of fear can break apart a community in an instant. Fear of the other can turn long time neighbors against each other, and it’s happening right now with immigrants and non-immigrants. People who have lived and worked here peacefully for years are being forcibly removed from their homes and jobs.

A Kickstarter campaign is running now with a goal of $9,000. Money from the Kickstarter is going to paying the creative team as well as printing the books, rewards, and shipping. Rewards include not just the comic but also tutorials from the team, enamel pins, and your chance to be drawn in the comic.

The comic series is written by Jordan Clark whose work has appeared in Bitch Planet Triple Feature #2 as well as his own published work Duality and Kane Maverick. Art is provided by Vince Underwood who is the writer/artist for the self published Page Turn and has provided covers for Clark’s Hive Mind and Kane Maverick. Brittany Peer is the colorist who has worked on such series as Misfit City, Slam, Dodge City, TMNTU, Jem & The Holograms. Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou has lettered for books like Short Order Cooks and Stain the Seas Scarlet. He’s also doing letters for the upcoming Image book Shanghai Red.

You can get a digital copy for just $3 and the campaign runs until June 11th.

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.

Review: Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #1

Jem-Dimensions01_cvrB.jpgIDW Publishing kicks off their new Jem anthology series strong in Jem and The Holograms: Dimensions #1. The Dimensions series promises a set of stories told outside the main Jem narrative; a gateway book to the larger Jem universe, though it can also stand on its own. After issue one, however, it’s hard not to want more neon-colored nonsense.

The two stories, “Catnap” and “Roll With It” each tell a distinctly modern tale using ‘80s icons. Brightly-colored ski gear and Dungeons and Dragons games, all in the Jem palate of bold makup, huge hair, and stars and lightning bolts on every surface.

Sophie Campbell took the reins on “Catnap” as both writer and artist. Misfit groupie Clash is cat-sitting for band member Pizzazz, but doesn’t want to miss out on her ski trip. She decides to bring the kitty along on the slopes with her friend Misty, after girlfriend Blaze bails on her. When evil Jem groupies show up to steal the cat and get Clash booted from all future Misfit events, Blaze literally flies in to save the day—and the cat!

Jem_Dimensions_01-pr2-1Colorist M. Victoria Robado keeps things bright and rainbow-hued, even against a snow-capped backdrop. A high-speed chase followed by an avalanche of epic proportions turns the slopes into a flurry of color and action under Campbell and Robado’s efforts. Campbell’s story (and, I would assume, other Jem tales as well) blurs the line between “good” and “evil” as Misfit fans protect a helpless feline from the evil claws of Jem groupies. Some modern additions, such as Misty dressed in her colorful headscarf and Blaze and Clash’s kiss at the end, bring this 80’s classic into today’s landscape.

“Roll With It”, written by Kate Leth with art by Tana Ford, is lighter on story in favor of dissecting some classic characters at the end of their Infinite run. An exhausted group of Holograms try to get Jerrica to take a break after their tour. Kimber suggests a game of Dungeons and Dragons, but as the game is set up Jerrica is elected Dungeon Master—leaving her in charge of the group all over again. She soon loses her cool and the girls must come up with an alternate plan to give ALL of the Holograms the night off.

The girls game characters give a little peek into their psyche along with providing plenty of light-hearted laughter. And while Jerrica and Synergy drive the plot, Kimber shines through as the star of the story. Colorist Brittany Peer sticks to a blue and purple palate, so that when Jerrica attacks the D&D party with an overpowered dragon, the fire-breather truly stands out.

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions is a super fun romp with a huge cast of female characters. This book not only passes the Bechdel test, but smashes it into pieces. The characters are well-rounded, diverse, and unafraid to be themselves—no matter how outrageous.

Story: Sophie Campbell, Kate Leth
Art: Sophie Campbell, Tana Ford Colors: M. Victoria Robado, Brittany Peer
Story: 9 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.3 Recommendation: Buy

IDW provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Misfit City Vol. 1

It’s Tuesday which means it’s new comic book day at book stores! This week we’ve got Misfit City!

Misfit City is by Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, Naomi Franquiz, Brittany Peer, and Jim Campbell.

Get your copy. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

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Preview: SLAM!: The Next Jam #4

SLAM!: The Next Jam #4

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Pamela Ribon
Artist: Marina Julia
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Veronica Fish
Subscription Cover: Jen Bartel
Colorist: Brittany Peer
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $3.99

Knockout’s conflict between family and derby comes to a head.

Preview: Misfit City #7

Misfit City #7

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten
Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Colorist: Brittany Peer
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Naomi Franquiz

Wilder, Macy, Karma, and Dot are struggling to keep from attracting any more unwanted attention on their search for the Captain’s would-be killer, not to mention the fortune he’d promised to help them uncover.

Preview: SLAM!: The Next Jam #3

SLAM!: The Next Jam #3

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Pamela Ribon
Artist: Marina Julia
Colorist: Brittany Peer
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Veronica Fish
Subscription Cover: Jen Bartel
Price: $3.99

Knockout is torn between her family drama and her dedication to the derby life.

Preview: The Amazing World of Gumball 2017 Grab Bag #1

The Amazing World of Gumball 2017 Grab Bag #1

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Brittany Peer, Terry Blas, Gustavo Borges, Max Davison, Ted Anderson, and Kate Sherron
Artists: Brittany Peer, Terry Blas, Gustavo Borges, Jordan Gibson, Jen Hickman, and Kate Sherron
Cover Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Price: $7.99

It’s a brand-new collection of hilarious shorts from Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball!
Elmore Junior High dig up a time capsule from 1987 that unleashes a cloud of germs that turn people into…the 1980s! Plus, Gumball, Darwin, and Anais experience a snow day in the middle of summer, Nicole and Richard’s date night goes horribly awry, and more!

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