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Take a Trip Down Proctor Valley Road with Grant Morrison, Alex Child, Naomi Franquiz, and Tamra Bonvillain

BOOM! Studios has announced Proctor Valley Road #1, kicking off a star-studded new horror limited series from visionary writer Grant Morrison, Alex Child, Naomi Franquiz, and Tamra Bonvillain (Once & Future) about the mysterious monsters that haunt Proctor Valley Road – and the four misfit teenagers who must stop them. Proctor Valley Road, developed in partnership with NBCUniversal, debuts in comic shops on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. NBCUniversal’s UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, will also adapt the series for television and will shop the adaptation to networks and streaming platforms.

August, Rylee, Cora, and Jennie have organized a “Spook Tour” with their classmates on the most haunted, demon-infested stretch of road in America to fund attending the concert of their dreams. But when their visit turns deadly, these four friends race to rescue the missing students…before the town tears them limb from limb. Now they must slay the evils roaming Proctor Valley Road…along with the monsters lurking in the hearts of 1970s America.

Proctor Valley Road #1 is for mature readers and features main cover art by Franquiz, along with variant covers from superstars Chris Wildgoose, Christian Ward, and Peach Momoko.

Preview: Alienated

Alienated

(W) Simon Spurrier (A/CA) Chris Wildgoose
In Shops: Nov 11, 2020
SRP: $19.99

Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (Sandman Universe, Coda) and acclaimed artist Chris Wildgoose (Batman: Nightwalker) present a subversive coming-of-age story about changing the world – and the lines we’ll cross to get everything we want in it.

Three teenagers, each an outcast in their own ways, stumble upon an unearthly entity as it’s born. As they bond over this shared secret and the incredible abilities of their new discovery, the trio soon realizes the truth: this creature is dangerous, powerful…and in need of prey. Guided by the best intentions at first, the teens’ decisions soon become corrupted by adolescent desires, small town jealousies, and internal rivalries, sending them into a catastrophic spiral of their own making. Collects the complete 6-issue series.

Alienated

Preview: Alienated #5 (of 6)

Alienated #5 (of 6)

(W) Simon Spurrier (A/CA) Chris Wildgoose
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Everyone knows the consequences of absolute power – and the three Sams are no exception. As their different desires come to a head, the only thing that stands in their way is each other. And Chip’s deadly powers are in the center of it all.

Alienated #5 (of 6)

Preview: Alienated #4 (of 6)

Alienated #4 (of 6)

(W) Simon Spurrier (A/CA) Chris Wildgoose
In Shops: Jul 08, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Afraid of what she could have done with Chip’s powers, Samantha passes the dangerous alien along to Samir-but Samir has his own plans, and he doesn’t share Samantha’s reservations.

Alienated #4 (of 6)

Preview: Alienated #3 (of 6)

Alienated #3 (of 6)

(W) Simon Spurrier (A/CA) Chris Wildgoose
In Shops: May 27, 2020
SRP: $3.99

It’s Samantha’s turn with Chip-the dangerous alien-but everything starts to go wrong when she instigates a confrontation with her ex-boyfriend. Scared and angry, Samantha struggles with the decision to use Chip’s powers for her own benefit. But not even she knows what the true consequences will be…

Alienated #3 (of 6)

BOOM! Releases a First Look at Alienated #3

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at  Alienated #3, the latest issue of the new original series from acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier, artist Chris Wildgoose, colorist André May, and letterer Jim Campbell, a subversive coming-of-age story about having all the power to change the world but the unready hands to truly wield it, available on May 20, 2020.

It’s Samantha’s turn with Chip—the dangerous alien—but everything starts to go wrong when she instigates a confrontation with her ex-boyfriend. Scared and angry, Samantha struggles with the decision to use Chip’s powers for her own benefit. But not even she knows what the true consequences will be…

Alienated #3 features a main cover illustrated by series artist Chris Wildgoose and variant cover art by artist Ramón K. Pérez.

Alienated #3

Preview: Alienated #2

Alienated #2

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Chris Wildgoose
Colorist: André May
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Chris Wildgoose
Price: $3.99

After outcast teens, Samuel, Samantha, and Samir, find an adorable but dangerous alien creature in the woods and name him Chip, they bond over their shared secret. But as the pressures of hiding an actual alien mount, they each begin to fantasize.

Alienated #2

Get a first look at Alienated #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at  Alienated #2, the latest issue of a new original series from acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier, artist Chris Wildgoose, colorist André May, and letterer Jim Campbell, a subversive coming-of-age story about having all the power to change the world but the unready hands to truly wield it, available on March 18, 2020.

After outcast teens Samuel, Samantha, and Samir find an adorable but dangerous alien creature in the woods and name him Chip, they bond over their shared secret. But as the pressures of hiding an actual alien mount, they each begin to fantasize about how to use Chip’s strange powers to improve the world—starting with their current lives.

Alienated #2 features a main cover illustrated by series artist Chris Wildgoose and variant cover art by acclaimed artist Joe Quinones.

Alienated #2

Alienated #1 2nd Printing Sells Out and Gets a Third

BOOM! Studios has announced that the second printing of Alienated #1, the premiere issue of the new original series from acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier, artist Chris Wildgoose, colorist André May, and letterer Jim Campbell has sold out at the distributor level. Alienated is the subversive coming-of-age story about having all the power to change the world but the unready hands to truly wield it.

In order to meet the overwhelming demand from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has fast-tracked Alienated #1 Third Printing to arrive in comic shops on March 18, 2020. This third printing will feature new cover art by Wildgoose with colors by André May. Quantities are limited and allocation may occur.

Three teenagers, each an outcast in their own way, stumble upon an unearthly entity as it’s born. As they bond over this shared secret and the creature’s incredible abilities, it becomes clear to the teenagers that their cute little pet is a predator in the making—and it’s in need of prey. Guided by the best intentions at first, the teens’ decisions soon become corrupted by adolescent desires, small town jealousies, and internal rivalries, sending them into a catastrophic spiral of their own making.

ALIENATED #1 THIRD PRINTING

Review: Alienated #1

Alienated #1

Three kids not connected, beyond a name iteration of Sam, discover a mysterious orb. The three kids are bound together after touching the orb, hearing each other’s thoughts. Alienated #1 kicks off a new series that evokes IT, Stand By Me, and ET. It’s also really good finding its own engaging voice.

There’s a familiarity to Alienated #1. Writer Simon Spurrier might be counting on it to deliver something new a different. That familiarity does catch the reader off guard here and there. Spurrier throws in moments that are unexpected. Expected moments are just different enough.

What Alienated #1 does really well is allow us to understand who these three kids are. By the end of the first issue, we have a good sense of their personalities and where they come from. Not every detail about the characters is laid on the table. There’s just enough left lingering to make each interesting. We get a sense of personalities but not necessarily the experiences that got them where they are.

There’s also a good sense of humor throughout the comic. Spurrier delivers laughs as the situation gets weirder and weirder. But, that humor is a way to get the reader’s defenses down for the end which changes the tone of the comic shifting it from sci-fi to a tinge of horror.

The art by Chris Wildgoose helps with all of that. There’s an innocence and safe aspect to the comic in its style. It belies what’s to come and where the comic ends. Much like Spurrier’s writing, the art feels like it has a goal to rope-a-dope the reader in a way. Delivering cute when there’s something more nefarious. The color by André May helps to deliver a slightly bright palette to put the reader at ease. The lettering by Jim Campbell stands out. The lettering really emphasizes and drives speech patterns and dialogue. Lettering styles differentiate indicating if something is muttered/said quietly or said in a normal speech pattern. It’s an interesting use of lettering that really makes the dialogue and interactions stand out.

Alienated #1 is a solid start to the series that has us immediately wanting to come back to see more. Each character is interesting in their own way and where things end up should be fascinating to see their reactions. A fantastic debut that’s definitely worth checking out.

Story: Simon Spurrier Art: Chris Wildgoose
Color: André May Letterer: Jim Campbell
Story: 8.35 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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