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Review: Disaster, Inc. #1

Disaster Inc #1

A story about tourism when we can’t go anywhere is a weird sort of escapism. A story about tourism to disaster areas feels appropriate. Disaster, Inc. #1 kicks off an interesting concept of a series.

At its heart, the story is about a rather shady individual running a tourism company that takes those willing to pay into dangerous zones they’re not supposed to go. In this case, the series begins with Fukushima, Japan which was impacted by a nuclear meltdown after a tidal wave.

But, of course that’s not all there is.

Writer Joe Harris gives us a touch of the supernatural kicking off the issue with two researchers who meet an untimely demise. Why and how? Well, that’s the mystery we’re going to figure out, it’s just the tourists have no idea that’s what lays ahead for them.

Harris also delivers a cast that’s generally unlikeable. Beyond the abused assistant Abby, all the tourists and the two other individuals running the tourism operation all come off as people I want to see catch radiation poisoning. And that makes the series really intriguing. Imagine a slasher horror film where you want to see everyone die. There’s something oddly satisfying in that.

The art by Sebastian Piriz with lettering by Carlos M. Mangual is solid. The characters all have personality oozing from how they’re depicted. What Harris doesn’t hint at for personalities through the dialogue, we get the rest of the story through clothing and body language. There’s also some beautiful moments full of unease oozing with unforeseen dread.

Disaster, Inc. #1 kicks off a really intriguing new series from a solid creative team. The concept feels fresh and different. It also feels rather timely considering all of the chaos we’re surrounded by. It’s a different sort of series delivering a little entertaining horror to the real world.

Story: Joe Harris Artist: Sebastian Piriz
Color: Sebastian Piriz Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Disaster, Inc. #1

Disaster Inc #1

A story about tourism when we can’t go anywhere is a weird sort of escapism. A story about tourism to disaster areas feels appropriate. Disaster, Inc. #1 kicks off an interesting concept of a series.

At its heart, the story is about a rather shady individual running a tourism company that takes those willing to pay into dangerous zones they’re not supposed to go. In this case, the series begins with Fukushima, Japan which was impacted by a nuclear meltdown after a tidal wave.

But, of course that’s not all there is.

Writer Joe Harris gives us a touch of the supernatural kicking off the issue with two researchers who meet an untimely demise. Why and how? Well, that’s the mystery we’re going to figure out, it’s just the tourists have no idea that’s what lays ahead for them.

Harris also delivers a cast that’s generally unlikeable. Beyond the abused assistant Abby, all the tourists and the two other individuals running the tourism operation all come off as people I want to see catch radiation poisoning. And that makes the series really intriguing. Imagine a slasher horror film where you want to see everyone die. There’s something oddly satisfying in that.

The art by Sebastian Piriz with lettering by Carlos M. Mangual is solid. The characters all have personality oozing from how they’re depicted. What Harris doesn’t hint at for personalities through the dialogue, we get the rest of the story through clothing and body language. There’s also some beautiful moments full of unease oozing with unforeseen dread.

Disaster, Inc. #1 kicks off a really intriguing new series from a solid creative team. The concept feels fresh and different. It also feels rather timely considering all of the chaos we’re surrounded by. It’s a different sort of series delivering a little entertaining horror to the real world.

Story: Joe Harris Artist: Sebastian Piriz
Color: Sebastian Piriz Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Exclusive Preview: Disaster, Inc. #2

Disaster Inc. #2

Writer: Joe Harris 
Artist & Colorist: Sebastian Piriz 
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual 
Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia 
Incentive Cover: Jordan Raskin
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 08.05.20

Paolo, Abby and Tosh lead their assemblage of “disaster tourists” deep inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone for what they expect to be a (relatively) mundane experience…if radioactive hotspots, irradiated feral animals, and the promise of swift and harsh arrest by authorities could be classified as mundane. But this is an ancient place with no shortage of legends or ghosts. And nobody told the Samurai they were coming! 

Writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, Rockstars, The X-Files) and artist Sebastián Piriz begin a disaster tour through the worst places on Earth while digging up more trouble than they can handle. In a world on fire and rife with calamity, catastrophe, war, and unrest…you’re going to need the right guides to see it for yourself!

Disaster Inc. #2

Preview: Disaster Inc. #1

Disaster Inc. #1

Writer: Joe Harris 
Artist & Colorist: Sebastian Piriz 
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual 
Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia 
Incentive Cover: Cully Hamner
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 05.20.20

In 2011, the worst earthquake in Japan’s history breached the coastal Fukushima Daiichi power plant, causing three of its four nuclear reactors to meltdown. Forced evacuations followed as the event released enough radioactive material into the air, ground, and water to force officials to set up an “Exclusion Zone”, effectively sealing off the land for what may well be the rest of human history. 

But that’s only if you don’t have the right connections and the desire to experience catastrophe, failure, and misery as it really is! Enter DISASTER INC., an underground tourism outfit intent on helping people of means, secrets, and agendas explore the dark corners and off-map attractions typical tour groups won’t go to (and various laws don’t allow). Only Fukushima, known for its famed warrior class and their protection of the land and people dating back to ancient times, is full of deadly surprises and old ghosts. 

Writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, Rockstars, The X-Files) and artist Sebastián Piriz begin a disaster tour checking out the worst places on earth while digging up more trouble than they can probably handle. Then, in a world on fire and rife with calamity, catastrophe, war, and unrest… you’re going to need the right guides to see it for yourself!

Disaster Inc. #1

Exclusive Preview: Disaster Inc. #1

Disaster Inc. #1

Writer: Joe Harris 
Artist & Colorist: Sebastian Piriz 
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual 
Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia 
Incentive Cover: Cully Hamner
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 05.20.20

In 2011, the worst earthquake in Japan’s history breached the coastal Fukushima Daiichi power plant, causing three of its four nuclear reactors to meltdown. Forced evacuations followed as the event released enough radioactive material into the air, ground, and water to force officials to set up an “Exclusion Zone”, effectively sealing off the land for what may well be the rest of human history. 

But that’s only if you don’t have the right connections and the desire to experience catastrophe, failure, and misery as it really is! Enter DISASTER INC., an underground tourism outfit intent on helping people of means, secrets, and agendas explore the dark corners and off-map attractions typical tour groups won’t go to (and various laws don’t allow). Only Fukushima, known for its famed warrior class and their protection of the land and people dating back to ancient times, is full of deadly surprises and old ghosts. 

Writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, Rockstars, The X-Files) and artist Sebastián Piriz begin a disaster tour checking out the worst places on earth while digging up more trouble than they can probably handle. Then, in a world on fire and rife with calamity, catastrophe, war, and unrest… you’re going to need the right guides to see it for yourself!

Disaster Inc. #1

Preview: Batman Giant #4

Batman Giant #4

Story: Mark Russell, Steve Orlando, Scott Snyder, Greg Rucka, Tim Seeley
Art: Ryan Benjamin, Tom Lyle, Greg Capullo, JH Williams III, Javier Fernandez
Ink Richard Friend, Jonathan Glapion
Color: Alex Sinclair, Jeromy Cox, FCO, Dave Stewart, Chris Sotomayor
Letterer: Troy Peteri, Jimmy Betancourt, Todd Klein, Carlos M. Mangual
On Sale Date: April 28, 2020

Classic stories from the world of The Dark Knight, plus an all-new chapter of the original story “Concrete Jungle,” by Mark Russell (Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles) and Ryan Benjamin!

Batman Giant #4

Review: Kidz #1

Kidz #1

We’ve seen many stories and comics set in the world of zombies. It was a popular thing for quite a while and we reached the oversaturation point. So, can a story do something new in that genre to stand out? Kidz #1 might have pulled that off with a zombie meets Lord of the Flies vibe.

Written by Aurélien Ducoudray the comic is an interesting one. Taking place months after a zombie plague, the story revolves around a group of boys who have survived and banded together. We get to know them as so many stories of the sort do as they hunt down a zombie to dispatch. But, Ducoudray delivers on us understanding who these kids are. They needle each other, in ways that are cringe-worthy at times, but that’s what kids their age do.

The characters fall into defined types and that’s where the comic lacks a bit. The overweight kid is picked on, the alpha kid has insecurities and issues with his past. These things we’ve seen before and maybe slight tweaks to personalities would make the comic go from good to amazing. But, it’s early and I’m sure there’s more to come in that department. Ducoudray also focuses on enough details to answer questions in how the kids are living. While there’s many more questions out there, there’s enough details to allow you to enjoy the story.

The art by Jocelyn Joret delivers. There’s a Gorillaz vibe to it all. The art mixed with the story creates a story that’s more playful than the story really is. Along with lettering by Carlos M. Mangual, the visuals take the comic from horror to something else. Much like The Goon, the art both works for the genre but also twists it in some ways making it a bit more comedic.

Kidz #1 takes a genre which was winding down and delivers a new aspect that breathes life into it. There’s many ways this series can go and if the team can avoid too many cliches, the series will really stand out. There’s something that’s really interesting here making it a series to watch out for.

Story: Aurélien Ducoudray Art: Jocelyn Joret
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Story: 7.85 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.9 Recommendation:
Buy

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Review: Dark Red #9

It’s were vs. vamp in Dark Red #9 as things become clear and the body count rises.

Story: Tim Seeley
Art: Corin Howell
Color: Mark Englert
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual

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

Kindle/comiXology
TFAW

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AfterShock Announces Disaster Inc. from Joe Harris, Sebastian Piriz, and Carlos M. Mangual

Disaster Inc. #1

Writer: Joe Harris
Artist & Colorist: Sebastian Piriz
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia
Incentive Cover: Cully Hamner
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 04.01.20

In 2011, the worst earthquake in Japan’s history breached the costal Fukushima Daiichi power plant, causing three of its four nuclear reactors to melt down. Forced evacuations followed as the event released enough radioactive material into the air, ground and water to force officials to set up an “Exclusion Zone”, effectively sealing off the land for what may well be the rest of human history.

But that’s only if you don’t have the right connections and the desire to experience catastrophe, failure and misery as it really is! Enter DISASTER INC., an underground tourism outfit intent on helping people of means, secrets and agendas explore the dark corners and off-map attractions typical tour groups won’t go to (and various laws don’t allow). Only Fukushima, known for its famed warrior class and their protection of the land and people dating back to ancient times, is full of deadly surprises and old ghosts.

Writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, Rockstars, The X-Files) and artist Sebastián Piriz begin a disaster tour checking out the worst places on earth while digging up more trouble than they can probably handle. Then, in a world on fire and rife with calamity, catastrophe, war and unrest… you’re going to need the right guides to see it for yourself!

Disaster Inc.

Review: Naomi Season One

Naomi is an amazing debut with art that captures that magical beginning. One of the best debuts of a character and comics of the year.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker
Art: Jamal Campbell
Letterer: Josh Reed, Carlos M. Mangual

Get your copy in comic shops now and in bookstores on October 29! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
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TFAW

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