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Review: Going to the Chapel TPB

Going to the Chapel TPB

Going to the Chapel is the type of comic that when you finish, you immediately dream of it being on the big screen. It’s the type of story that’s a hell of a wild ride. Writer David Pepose delivers a story that’s Tarantino in nature with twists and turns that are off the wall on a Looney Tunes sort of way.

Going to the Chapel focuses on a wedding that’s broken up by a robbery that goes wrong. Of course, there’s more to it than that and that’s part of the fun. Over the four issues, the situation gets more out of hand as the police surround the church and the guests decide they’ve had enough. A wedding gone wrong is an understatement as to the experience.

Pepose delivers winks and nods throughout the series making sure the story never gets too serious. With some solid banter and jokes throughout, the comic will put a smile on your face. There’s absurdity throughout and so much coming out of the blue. It catches you off guard and hits the right notes. It’s a hell of a lot of fun.

Gavin Guidry nails it on the art. With colors by Liz Kramer and lettering by Ariana Maher and Colin Bell the art ups the humor of the situation. The style and art nail the moments and adds to the absurdity. Looks on faces and the body language is at times is all it takes. The situation and the visuals combine to get you to laugh. It’s the small details that really help and deliver the jokes. Pepose’s writing is solid but the art is what makes the pacing of some of the dialogue delivery. Everything is just so over the top it’s hard to not have fun and just smile at the chaos.

Going to the Chapel is a mashup between Kevin Smith and Tarantino and the result is so much entertainment. I often joke that it seems like very comic is now optioned and in this case, I want this story to be. It’s a great comic and would be a fantastic fun film. If you like the heist gone wrong genre, this is a must get. If you just like a damn good comic, you can’t go wrong with this.

Story: David Pepose Art: Gavin Guidry
Color: Liz Kramer Letterer: Ariana Maher, Colin Bell
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Spencer & Locke is Getting a Third Volume

Writer David Pepose has announced that his popular comic series Spencer & Locke is getting a third volume. Joining Pepose are returning creators Jorge Santiago, Jr. on art, Jasen Smith on colors, and Colin Bell is lettering. The below teaser image is by Joe Mulvey with Smith’s colors.

“His partner was imaginary… but the reckoning is all real.”

No release date has been announced but the series is “coming soon.”

The series is best described as Calvin and Hobbes meets Sin City as it follows a detective and his (not so) imaginary stuffed cat partner. With tons of homages and references, the previous two volumes are deep for fans of comic history and comic strips. We’re expecting more of the same for the third volume!

You can purchase the first and the second volumes physically and digitally now.

Spencer & Locke III

Spencer and Locke’s World Changes Forever in July with Spencer & Locke 2 #4!

The sequel to the Ringo-nominated crime saga reaches a fever pitch in Spencer & Locke 2 #4! Clawing back from the edge, Spencer and Locke make their final stand against the merciless Roach Riley. Can these unlikely partners overcome their demons long enough to stop this reign of terror? Or will Roach have the last laugh after all? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to writer David Pepose and artist Jorge Santiago, Jr.’s hit series in Spencer & Locke 2 #4, arriving in comic shops and on digital devices July 2019!

Spencer & Locke 2 #4 is by writer David Pepose, Jorge Santiago, Jr., colorist Jasen Smith, and letterer Colin Bell. It features covers by Santiago, Maan House, and Joe Mulvey.

Spencer & Locke 2 #4

Review: Spencer & Locke 2 #1

Spencer and Locke are back and they must stop a killer in Roach Riley. Spencer & Locke 2 #1 is an absolute blast upping the homage, nostalgia, and twistedness.

Story: David Pepose
Art: Jorge Santiago Jr.
Color: Jasen Smith
Letterer: Colin Bell

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.

Amazon

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Can Spencer and Locke Stop Roach Riley? Find out in Spencer & Locke 2 #4 this July!

SPENCER & LOCKE 2 #4

Writer: David Pepose
Artist: Jorge Santiago, Jr.
Colorist: Jasen Smith
Letterer: Colin Bell
Cover Artists: Main Cover by Jorge Santiago, Jr. (MAY191289; $3.99), Variant Covers by Maan House (MAY191290; $3.99) and Joe Mulvey (MAY191291; $3.99)
Due In Stores and Digital Devices July 2019

The sequel to the Ringo-nominated crime saga reaches a fever pitch in SPENCER & LOCKE 2 #4! Clawing back from the edge, Spencer and Locke make their final stand against the merciless Roach Riley. Can these unlikely partners overcome their demons long enough to stop this reign of terror? Or will Roach have the last laugh after all? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to writer David Pepose and artist Jorge Santiago, Jr.’s hit series in SPENCER & LOCKE 2 #4, arriving in comic shops and on digital devices July 2019!

SPENCER & LOCKE 2 #4

The Mutant Snowmen Cometh this June in Spencer & Locke 2 #3

The stakes have never been higher than in Spencer & Locke 2 #3, as the Ringo Award-nominated saga takes our heroes to the edge! Hovering between life and death, Spencer and Locke must make the ultimate choice as they journey across a terrifying and otherworldly battlefield. Meanwhile, Roach Riley aims to paint the town red — that is, unless an unexpected hero has something to say about it!

Be sure to preorder writer David Pepose and artist Jorge Santiago, Jr.’s pulse-pounding fight across the funny pages in Spencer & Locke 2 #3, arriving in comic shops and on digital devices June 2019! The issue features colors by Jasen Smith, lettering by Colin Bell, a main cover by Santiago, Jr. and variant covers by Maan House and Joe Mulvey.

Preview: Coda Vol. 1 SC

Coda Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Colorist: Michael Doig
Letterer: Jim Campbell & Colin Bell
Cover Artist: Matías Bergara
Price: $9.99

Simon Spurrier (Sandman Universe, Godshaper) and Matías Bergara (Cannibal, Supergirl) present a broken fantasy world that’s perfect for fans of Mad Max and The Lord of the Rings.

In the aftermath of an apocalypse which wiped out nearly all magic from a once-wondrous fantasy world, a former bard named Hum (a man of few words, so nicknamed because his standard reply is “hm”) seeks a way to save the soul of his wife with nothing but a foul-tempered mutant unicorn and his wits to protect him…but is unwillingly drawn into a brutal power struggle which will decide forever who rules the weird wasteland.

Collects issues #1-4.

Coda Vol. 1 SC

Preview: Lucy Dreaming SC

Lucy Dreaming SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Letterers: Colin Bell & Ed Dukeshire
Price: $19.99

Max Bemis (Moon Knight writer and lead singer of Say Anything) and Michael Dialynas (The Woods) present a vibrant coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams—literally.

In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. But as fantastic as these “dreams” are, they carry the same life-and-death stakes as the waking world, and it’s up to Lucy to uncover the truth behind her multiversal travels.

Collects the complete limited series.

Lucy Dreaming SC

Review: Coda Vol. 1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the “Discover Now” edition of Coda.

Coda Vol. 1 collects the first four issues by Simon Spurrier, Matias Bergara, Michael Doig, Jim Campbell, and Colin Bell.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores March 12, 2019. 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/Kindle/comiXology or TFW

 

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Preview: Coda Vol. 1 Discover Now Edition SC

Coda Vol. 1 Discover Now Edition SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist: Matías Bergara
Colorist: Michael Doig
Letterer: Jim Campbell & Colin Bell
Price: $9.99

Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Godshaper) and Matías Bergara (Cannibal, Supergirl) present a broken fantasy world that’s perfect for fans of Mad Max and The Lord of the Rings.

In the aftermath of an apocalypse which wiped out nearly all magic from a once-wondrous fantasy world, a former bard named Hum (a man of few words, so nicknamed because his standard reply is “hm”) seeks a way to save the soul of his wife with nothing but a foul-tempered mutant unicorn and his wits to protect him…but is unwillingly drawn into a brutal power struggle which will decide forever who rules the Weird Wasteland.

Collects issues 1-4 in a limited edition packaging

Exclusively available in comic book stores!

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