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Preview: Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train #4

Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train #4

Story: Bob Gale, John Barber
Script: John Barber
Art: Megan Levens
Color: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover A: Megan Levens, Charlie Kirchoff
Cover B: Philip Murphy
Incentive Cover: Alan Robinson, Charlie Kirchoff
Letterer: Shawn Lee
Editor: Denton J. Tipton
Editorial Assistant: Chase Marotz

Doc and the Brown family venture ever deeper into the 1939 World’s Fair as a case of mistaken identity puts Jules and Verne in the crosshairs of German spies!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train #3

Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train #3

Story: Bob Gale, John Barber Art: Megan Levens
Color: Charlie Kirchoff Letterer: Shawn Lee
Editor: Denton J. Tipton Editorial Assistant: Chase Marotz

Doc and family venture deeper into the 1939 World’s Fair as a case of mistaken identity leads one member of the Brown clan to unexpected luxury. Meanwhile, a pair of German spies have their sights set on Doc—but will he realize the danger in time?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Review: Hard Place #1

After five years in prison, AJ Gurney, a legendary wheelman in Detroit, has decided it’s time to go straight. He returns home to work in his father’s garage and disappear into anonymity.

But during a visit to the bank, AJ is recognized by two violent bank robbers, and they demand AJ be their getaway driver. To ensure his compliance, they take a young female hostage; unfortunately, she happens to be the daughter of a Russian crime lord. AJ now finds himself pursued by a bitter police department and hunted by every asset of the Russian mob. Without a doubt, he’s in a very hard place.

I’m a sucker for this story. If there were a target audience, it’d absolutely be me. So, it’s not surprising how much I enjoyed Hard Place #1 a new noir/crime comic that feels like it’s well timed with the release of the movie Baby Driver not too long ago.

Written by Doug Wagner, the story is a solid addition to the genre as we’re introduced to AJ, a criminal whose release from jail gives him an opportunity to start over. Unfortunately stories like this aren’t built on happiness. Wagner spends the issue setting up AJ taking us into his world and intelligently takes his time getting to the real action. Wagner knows this type of story’s success hinges not on the action, but us readers caring about AJ and by taking us through his acclimation back into society we’re given numerous reasons to find sympathy and begin to cheer for him. This is someone I want to see succeed and not get sucked back into a life of crime. We all know that’s not going to be the case.

The art by Nic Rummel and Charlie Kirchoff is solid taking us into the world and helping to build an atmosphere that when the action eventually goes down, it’s shocking in a way. Their art helps perpetuate the calm before the storm and each character is delivered in a style all their own that creates a uniqueness about them all. It’s a great mix of storytelling and art.

I loved the first issue to the point I’m already wanting a big screen adaptation. Wagner and the team create a sympathetic main character who I really feel like is being dragged into a crappy situation. That also has me actually caring about what happens to him and also the ability to enjoy more than just the action. A solid debut that understands action isn’t everything.

Story: Doug Wagner Art: Nic Rummel, Charlie Kirchoff Cover Art: Brian Stelfreeze
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.50 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Wagner & Rummel Join Forces for the Heart-Pumping Anarchy of The Hard Place

Image Comics is pleased to announce Doug Wagner, Nic Rummel, and Charlie Kirchoff’s new high-energy action series The Hard Place, which will launch this August.

In The Hard Place, readers meet ex-con AJ Gurney, a legendary wheelman in Detroit, who has decided it’s time to go straight. He returns home to work in his father’s garage and disappear into anonymity.

But during a visit to the bank, AJ is recognized by two violent bank robbers, and they demand AJ be their getaway driver. To ensure his compliance, they take a young female hostage; unfortunately, she happens to be the daughter of a Russian crime lord. AJ now finds himself pursued by a bitter police department and hunted by every asset of the Russian mob. Without a doubt, he’s in a very hard place.

The Hard Place is a car wreck disguised as a comic book. Readers won’t want to miss a single second of it.

The Hard Place #1 Cover A by Brian Stelfreeze (Diamond Code JUN170668), Cover B by Rummel (Diamond Code JUN170669), and Cover C by Stelfreeze (Diamond Code JUN170670) will launch on Wednesday, August 23rd. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, July 31st.

Preview: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Archives Omnibus Vol. 3

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR ARCHIVES OMNIBUS Vol. 3

Writers: Tony Lee, Matthew Dow Smith, Jonathan L. Davis
Artists: Al Davison, Blair Shedd, Matthew Dow Smith, Kelly Yates
Colorists: Lovern Kindzierski, Charlie Kirchoff, Phil Elliott
Letterers: Neil Uyetake & Robbie Robbins
Cover: Tommy Lee Edwards

The third Tenth Doctor Archives collects the story arcs ‘Tesseract’ and ‘Final Sacrifice’! Witness the TARDIS assaulted by bizarre, five dimensional beings! Martha and UNIT battling an ancient evil under Greenwich! And, finally, the Tenth Doctor’s new companions, Emily Winter and Matthew Finnegan, must face the predations of the Advocate on a war-ravaged alien world… and not everyone will make it out alive!

Collects: Doctor Who: Tesseract; Doctor Who: Final Sacrifice

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Preview: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Archives: Omnibus Vol. 2

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR ARCHIVES: OMNIBUS VOL. 2

Writers: Tony Lee, Leah Moore, John Reppion, John Ostrander, Richard Starkings, Gary Russell, Rich Johnston, Charlie Kirchoff
Artists: Al Davison, Matthew Dow Smith, Ben Templesmith, Paul Grist, Kelly Yates, Eric J, Tom Mandrake
Colorists: Lovern Kindzierski, Charlie Kirchoff, Phil Elliott
Letterers: Neil Uyetake & Robbie Robbins
FC – HC – 288pp – $24.99 – On Sale: May 18

The second stunning volume of the Tenth Doctor Archives collects six thrilling one-shots (‘Through Time and Space’), and the first arc of the Tenth Doctor’s debut ongoing series (‘Fugitive’). Travel with the Doctor’s beloved companions Martha, Donna and a whole new gang in a bumper collection of transtemporal adventure!

Collects: Doctor Who: Through Time and Space; Doctor Who: Fugitive

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Preview: ICE: Bayou Blackout #1 (of 3)

ICE: BAYOU BLACKOUT #1 (of 3)

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist: Daniel Hillyard with Charlie Kirchoff
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale May 6th

The Infektsi, a group of Chechen mercenaries, have entered the city of New Orleans, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. ICE agents Cole and Ezra head to Louisiana to try and keep the terrorists from taking out a main hub of the US power grid. Launching directly out of FCBD, you won’t want to miss the Giant-Sized, 40-page issue of ICE: BAYOU BLACKOUT #1!

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12-Gauge Comics in June 2015

ICE: BAYOU BLACKOUT #2 (of 3)

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist: Daniel Hillyard with Charlie Kirchoff
$3.99 | 24 pgs. | T+ | On sale June 10th

With power cut to the entire city New Orleans, chaos ensues. Meanwhile, at a local hospital, the Chechen terrorist group known as the Infektsi has their first run-in with ICE agents Cole and Ezra. Bullets fly and the action ramps up while the crescent city burns!

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12-Gauge Comics in May 2015

ICE: BAYOU BLACKOUT #1 (of 3)

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Artist: Daniel Hillyard with Charlie Kirchoff
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale May 6th

The Infektsi, a group of Chechen mercenaries, have entered the city of New Orleans, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. ICE agents Cole and Ezra head to Louisiana to try and keep the terrorists from taking out a main hub of the US power grid. Launching directly out of FCBD, you won’t want to miss the Giant-Sized, 40-page issue of ICE: BAYOU BLACKOUT #1!

ICE BAYOU BLACKOUT #1 (of 3)

Preview: Secret Identities #1

Secret Identities #1

Story By: Brian Joines
Story By: Jay Faerber
Art By: Ilias Kyriazis
Art By: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover By: Ilias Kyriazis
Cover By: Charlie Kirchoff
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: DEC140617
Published: February 18, 2015

The supergroup known as The Front Line have just invited new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don’t know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets. And the Front Line have LOTS of secrets. Writers BRIAN JOINES and JAY FAERBER and the stunning art team of ILIAS KYRIAZIS and CHARLIE KIRCHOFF bring you classic super-team action and intrigue for the 21st century. Behind every mask is a secret…

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