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Preview: Lucas Stand: Inner Demons SC

Lucas Stand: Inner Demons SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kurt Sutter & Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Jesús Hervás
Cover Artist: Adam Gorham (colors by Michael Spicer)
Colorist: Alex Guimarães
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $16.99

Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy), Caitlin Kittredge (Coffin Hill) and illustrator Jesús Hervas (Penny Dreadful) return with a follow-up to Kurt Sutter’s first original comic book series Lucas Stand.

Military vet Lucas Stand has been forced to hunt demons on the orders of his master Gadrel. Now he has finally managed to break free and strike out on his own.

However, his actions have garnered him a formidable reputation and it’s not just the demons who are after him this time…

Collects the complete 4-issue series.

Preview: Witchblade #8

WITCHBLADE #8

(W) Caitlin Kittredge (A/CA) Roberta Ingranata

“GOOD INTENTIONS,” Part Two
Alex and Debbie work to unravel the mystery of Johnny’s reappearance-and where he’s been for the past six years. The answers don’t lead anywhere good.

Preview: Witchblade #7

Witchblade #7

(W) Caitlin Kittredge (A/CA) Roberta Ingranata (C) Bryan Valenza

NEW STORY ARC! “GOOD INTENTIONS”: Part One-Breaking a demon’s stranglehold on New York City was only the beginning for Alex and Team Witchblade – now somebody much worse than a demon wants the Artifact, and they’ll do anything to get it.

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Lost Chronicles Vol. 1 SC

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Lost Chronicles Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kyle Higgins, Ross Thibodeaux, Marguerite Bennett, Trey Moore, James Kochalka, Jorge Corona, Tom Taylor, Jamal Campbell, Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Rod Reis, Rob Guillory, Huang Danlan, Terry Moore, James Kochalka, Jorge Corona, Goñi Montes, Dan Mora, Jamal Campbell, Frazer Irving, Da Jung Lee
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes
Colorists: Taylor Wells, Sarah Stern, Hi-Fi
Letterers: Ed Dukeshire, Jim Campbell
Price: $16.99

Morph into action with this collection of short stories from every corner of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers universe, from a trip to the carnival with Scorpina and Goldar, to the origins of Finster’s maniacal clay monsters, and a Black Ranger team-up like never before. These stories provide a depth and insight into the Power Rangers that is sure to excite every fan.

With stories written by Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Nightwing), Tom Taylor (Injustice), Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl), and more. Illustrated by superstar talents including Terry Moore (Rachel Rising), Rob Guillory (Chew), Frazer Irving (Batman & Robin), and more.

Collects the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Annuals from 2016 and 2017!

Review: Throwaways #14

It’s a story Abby and Dean know well – a popular politician, a lone gunman, and lives shattered. But that’s where the story they know stops, because when ULTRA is involved, nobody is innocent, dead people don’t tend to stay that way, and Dean is about to meet the Alpha subject who’s been haunting his dreams for months – with earth-shattering results.

The trouble with writer Caitlin Kittredge’s Throwaways #14 is it’s inconsistency. Kittredge’s writing style tries to be clever but comes off tedious, cliched, and overly wordy. The creative team seems to forget that a comic is a collaborative effort where the story and panels complement each other to create something wonderful. This is more tell than show, losing some of the strength of the graphic medium. Kittredge seems to be solely interested in showing how many pop culture references and smart quips she can squeeze on a page, which would be fine if she wasn’t relying on just the words and provided some context or substance to back it all up.

Not only does Kittredge insist on telling you everything every character is thinking, and everything they are doing as they are doing it, the dialogue is also hella wordy and downright boring. The action is few and far between which would be fine except the story is so uninspiring that by the time anything happens you no longer care.

Throwaways #14 is a true waste of an interesting premise with strong female leads who seem to be slowly developing but, instead of giving the characters something to work with, the reader gets stuck with unrealistic dialogue that makes all of the characters come off as a hive mind clone.

The story itself isn’t all bad but, the characters are forced to speak some truly horrendous and unbelievable lines. In a tense scene, a character, who has been drugged and essentially kidnapped, decides to escape his parental characters by engaging in a pages long discussion before trying to leave. When he does this he is immediately shot back down because, as his captor tells him, he is drugged. This would be fine except, less than two pages later he actually just walks out the door and as he leaves he says, “oh, you know what… F*** you both”. Not only is the dialogue ridiculous, the pacing is. How is someone too drugged to leave and then twelve sentences later, perfectly OK? Why would anyone, in any situation, say that?

Steven Sanders art work is basic but probably the most interesting thing about Throwaways #14. Sanders went with lackluster muted earth tones , that were supposed to convey the despair of the situation but, because the dialogue is so bad, it just drains the reader more. Taken on their own, the panels would something fun to look at, unfortunately some of the delicious panels are so filled with dialogue bubbles you don’t get to see a lot of it. This issue focuses on an assassination attempt of this arcs big baddy but there’s a convoluted subplot and some background chaos going on that is supposed to shake things up but, instead adds to the chaos.

Throwaways #14 is a bit of a disappointment which sucks because I had high hopes for this series. It seems that even after a few issue hiatus on my part, things haven’t gotten better and the creative team has doubled down on everything that made this comic draining.

Story: Caitlin Kittredge Art: Steven Sanders
Story: 6.1 Art: 6.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Read

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Witchblade #6

WITCHBLADE #6

Writer: Caitlin Kittredge
Artist / Cover: Roberta Ingranata
Color art: Bryan Valenza
Letter art: Troy Peteri

“LIFE AFTER,” Part Six Alex Underwood has survived dying, demons, and the perils of hosting the Witchblade, but as she finally confronts the true extent of the demonic forces influencing the NYPD, her enemies, and even those closest to her, she knows this may be a battle she won’t survive.

A contemporary spin on a classic comic—Witchblade, Vol. 1 will hit stores this July

Writer Caitlin Kittredge and artist Roberta Ingranata put a contemporary spin on the classic Witchblade—first co-created by Image Comics co-founder and partner, Marc Silvestri, with Brian Haberlin, Michael Turner, and David Wohl—Witchblade, Vol. 1 trade paperback will collect issues #1-6. It will hit stores this July.

Gunned down and left for dead on a New York rooftop, Alex Underwood’s life should have ended there—but instead, at the moment of death, she became host to The Witchblade, a mystical artifact that grants the woman wielding it extraordinary powers. But those powers come with a heavy cost, and Alex soon finds herself thrust into the center of an unseen battle raging on the snowy streets of NYC.

Witchblade, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0685-1, Diamond Code MAY180096) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, July 11th and bookstores on Tuesday, July 17th.

Preview: Lucas Stand: Inner Demons #4 (of 4)

Lucas Stand: Inner Demons #4 (of 4)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Kurt Sutter & Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Jesús Hervás
Cover Artist: Adam Gorham
Colorist: Alex Guimarães
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $3.99

With no one to trust and nowhere left to run, Lucas finally meets his fate, and it’s not what he expected.

Preview: Lucas Stand: Inner Demons #3

Lucas Stand: Inner Demons #3

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Kurt Sutter & Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Jesus Hervás
Cover Artist: Adam Gorham
Colorist: Alex Guimarães
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $3.99

Lucas makes the decision to lie low in the past, but the evil forces that pursue him will not be deterred.

Preview: Witchblade (2017) #5

Witchblade (2017) #5

Story: Caitlin Kittredge
Art / Cover: Roberta Ingranata
Color art: Bryan Valenza
Letter Art: Troy Peteri

“LIFE AFTER,” Part Five How do you stop a demon that could be anyone, anywhere in New York City? Alex betterfigure it out fast because among other tricks, this demon has the NYPD convinced Alex is guilty of murder, and the Witchblade is on the run.

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