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Preview: Shatterstar #2 (of 5)

Shatterstar #2 (of 5)

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Carlos Villa (CA) Yasmine Putri
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

With a simple act of violence, Shatterstar’s life was turned upside down. Nothing makes sense anymore…except for a pair of double-bladed swords and more bloodshed. So much more BLOODSHED.

Review: Shatterstar #1

A gladiator, a warrior, a hero…the man called Shatterstar has been many things, but one thing he’s always been is deadly. He’s not a man you want to cross or you’ll learn that fact all too well. Walk back into the darkness with Shatterstar.

Shatterstar was never really a character I cared for. He always felt like too much of a mash-up of everything else going on in the 90s. Over the years, the character has gotten more interesting and a bit more of a personality to stand out. Now, in his own limited series, writer Tim Seeley is delivering a character and a situation I want to learn more about.

Shatterstar has been many things and now he’s a landlord. Yes, he’s decided to settle and owns a building that he rents out to other beings stuck from other dimensions and timelines. The concept is so brilliant, it’s something I want to see be a series on its own. Don’t give me villains, give me the dysfunction of this building. But, we have to have villains and they eventually come.

Seeley does an excellent job in this first issue doing two primary things. First, he delivers an intro to Shatterstar for new readers and adding a little something for long time fans. This is a character we can care about more as he’s now just a guy trying to live his life. We can relate to him a bit more. The second is setting up the rather interesting characters of his building. Stakes are now built in for us to care about even more so. The comic devolves a bit into what I disliked in the 90s, but there’s more than enough interesting things and humor to make this a first issue that has me wanting to come back for more.

The art by Carlos Villa and Gerardo Sandoval is solid. One handles the present and the other the past. It’s two distinct styles that stand out from each other. They’re joined by Juan Vlasco on inks, Carlos Lopez on colors, and lettering by VC’s Cory Petit. The two styles really work to differentiate the time and in a way enhance the mood of each setting. Having either style be it for the comic wouldn’t work at all as each has their own goal of delivering humor or action. The fact that the colors and inks work for both, the same creators, is very cool and helps make the art feel a bit more consistent that way.

The first issue is a solid one that delivers a lot of humor. There were times I had a smile on my face and it gets me to want to check out the second issue. I worry that we’re going to get more action than humor going forward but Seeley delivers a start that has me wanted an ongoing series from the cast of characters we get to know all too briefly.

Story: Tim Seeley Art: Carlos Villa, Gerardo Sandoval Cover Art: Yasmine Putri
Ink: Juan Vlasco Color: Carlos Lopez Lettering: Cory Petit
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Shatterstar #1

Shatterstar #1

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Carlos Villa, Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Yasmine Putri
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 03, 2018
SRP: $3.99

A gladiator, a warrior, a hero…the man called Shatterstar has been many things, but one thing he’s always been is deadly. He’s not a man you want to cross or you’ll learn that fact all too well. Walk back into the darkness with Shatterstar.

Shatterstar Gets a Solo Series in October from Tim Seeley and Carlos Villa

This October, Shatterstar kicks off a new limited series from writer Tim Seeley and art by Carlos Villa.

Seeley sees the character as one whose life was violence for sport and he’s now trying to move on from that. Shatterstar is forced to ask himself if he ever gave up the gladiator ring.

Inspired by classic X-Men stories from the ’80s and ’90s, Shatterstar #1 is out October 3rd.

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #28

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #28

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Subscription Cover: Jordan Gibson
Incentive Cover: Carlos Villa
Colorist: Walter Baiamonte
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

The Mighty Morphin team splits into two strike forces—one with RPM and one with Time Force—to battle Drakkon across worlds…even as all hope seems lost!

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Subscription Cover: Jordan Gibson
Incentive Cover: Carlos Villa
Colorist: Jeremy Lawson
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $3.99

As Lord Drakkon’s power and influence grows, the Power Rangers work with new allies from across time and dimensions, including Ranger teams such as Time Force, RPM, and Samurai, to craft a plan to fight back…but is it already too late?

Preview: Lockjaw #3

Lockjaw #3

(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Carlos Villa (CA) David Nakayama
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WHO’S A GOOD BOY? Part 3
A SPIDER’S PURPOSE!
• Just when you thought the journey couldn’t get any weirder, along came Spider-Ham!
• Peter Porker needs Lockjaw and D-Man’s help. A terrible danger is building – and it’s all wrapped up in Lockjaw’s scattered siblings!
• Will Lockjaw find his last brothers and sisters? Can he save the Multiverse with Porker and friends? Will D-Man finally find out what the heck is going on? Find out here!

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #26

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #26

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Vintage Subscription Cover: Jordan Gibson
Incentive Cover: Carlos Villa
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Colorist: Jeremy Lawson
Price: $3.99

After the shocking events of the last issue, Lord Drakkon’s victory seems assured—unless the Rangers can find a way to team up with another team of Power Rangers they’ve never met before!

The Final Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Battle Against Lord Drakkon Begins in July 2018

BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands have announced new chapters of Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, available at comic shops in July 2018. It’s the beginning of the end as Power Rangers from across time and space come together for one of the biggest battles in any of their histories. Meanwhile, the Ranger Slayer faces down the one Ranger who might be able stop her.

In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #29, from writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and their allies prepare their final counterattack against Lord Drakkon. A new ally to the Power Rangers makes it through to their world and Zordon makes a last call for help. This issue features a main cover by Jamal Campbell, with variant covers by Jordan Gibson, and Carlos Villa.

Then, in Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #11, from writer Ryan Parrott and artist Dan Mora, Matt puts his life on the line to get close to the Rangers, while Kimberly must face the Ranger Slayer alone. This issue features a main cover by Dan Mora, with variant covers by Miguel Mercado, Audrey Mok, and Natacha Bustos.

Preview: Lockjaw #2

Lockjaw #2

Story: Daniel Kibblesmith Art: Carlos Villa
Ink: Roberto Poggi Color: Chris O’Halloran Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover: Kris Anka, Matthew Wilson
Logo: Gustavo Duarte
Editor: Wil Moss Associate Editor: Sarah Brunstad
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WHO’S A GOOD BOY? Part 2
• Lockjaw and his hapless recruit D-Man end up in the prehistoric Savage Land!
• And Zabu, the last living sabretooth tiger, is not happy about it. But there’s no time to mark territory – a puppy is in danger, and Lockjaw will need Ka-Zar and Zabu’s help to find it!
• Who’s after Lockjaw’s lost siblings? And can D-Man get over his D-pression long enough to help?

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