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Preview: X-Men: Gold #2

X-Men: Gold #2

(W) Marc Guggenheim (A/CA) Ardian Syaf
RATED T+
In Shops: Apr 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

BACK TO BASICS!

An all-new BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS is rampaging through New York City! And there are some surprising familiar faces in their ranks… Can the X-MEN subdue their foes and former friends?

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Review: Aliens: Dead Orbit #1

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After a horrific accident strikes a space station, an engineering officer must use all available tools—a timer, utility kit, and his wits—to survive an attack from the deadliest creature known to man.

Orc Stain creator James Stokoe pens a thrilling and claustrophobic Aliens story: Dead Orbit!

Aliens: Dead Orbit #1 features a strange beginning, and an even stranger ending. Yet, something tells me there is a lot of story that has not been revealed yet by writer James Stokoe. That set-up leaves the reader with many currently unanswerable questions?

The art, also by Stokoe, creates a dark atmosphere that merges horror and science fiction well. The art manages to amplify the feeling of desolation and hopelessness, things that are staples of a good Alien tale.

The story and art come together to create a superb atmosphere for what will be an interesting, and creepy tale.

Story: James Stokoe Art: James Stokoe
Story: 9.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Rick and Morty #25

Rick and Morty #25

(W/A) Kyle Starks
(W/A/C) Marc Ellerby
(C) Katy Farina
(CA) CJ Cannon with Katy Farina (retail cover), Erin Hunting (incentive cover)
AGE RATING: Teen
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
PAGE COUNT: 32

In this special one-shot issue illustrated by series writer Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Rock Candy Mountain), Morty meets an old friend: TINY RICK! Tiny Rick + Morty forever and forever a hundred years. But is Tiny Rick hiding a tiny secret?

Preview: Joyride #12

Joyride #12

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly
Artist: Marcus To
Cover Artist: Marcus To
Price: $3.99

Final issue! The triumvirate’s greatest fears become reality as alien life forms arrive on Earth, and Uma, Catrin, and Dewydd must save mankind’s present to reimagine its future.

Preview: There’s Nothing There #1

THERE’S NOTHING THERE #1

Art by: Maria Llovet
Written by: Patrick Kindlon
Cover A by: Maria Llovet
Cover B by: Alexis Ziritt
In Stores: April 26, 2017

Celebrity-socialite Reno Selleti doesn’t believe in very much beyond Instagram comments, hipster drugs, and the flash of paparazzi cameras, so when a friend invites her to an EYES WIDE SHUT-type party she goes along mostly for the lulz. But the joke doesn’t feel as funny when she realizes it’s an actual occult ritual, and suddenly she’s seeing things… horrifying apparitions trying to warn her. “RUN.”

Like Darren Aronofsky remaking DRAG ME TO HELL, There’s Nothing There is a stylish & hallucinatory thriller about losing yourself in the bright lights and finding yourself at rock bottom. By new artist Maria Llovet and writer Patrick Kindlon (We Can Never Go Home, S.H.I.E.L.D.: Quake).

Preview: X-O Manowar #2

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB172049)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (FEB172050)
Pre-Order Edition Cover by TOMAS GIORELLO (JAN172115)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172052)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by KAARE ANDREWS (FEB172053)
Blank Cover also available (FEB172051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

They asked for war. He’ll give them death.

Deep within the far reaches of space, the dogs of war have found Aric of Dacia. Conscripted into an alien army and forced into combat, Aric must enter an alien battlefield unlike any he’s faced before. His only hope for survival is also the source of his greatest rage – the living suit of armor known as X-O Manowar.

Can Aric still embrace the violence within? Get ready, because the most brutal fight in X-O Manowar’s life is about to begin!

Preview: Weapon X #2

Weapon X #2

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Greg Land
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

With Weapon X’s killer cyborgs now able to hide in plain sight, Old Man Logan and Sabretooth have formed an uneasy alliance to find the revived Weapon X program and stomp it out before it gets any stronger.

Meredith Finch and Ig Guara’s Rose Gets a Second Printing

The bestselling fantasy series Rose by Meredith Finch and Ig Guara is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with overwhelming customer demand.

A classic fantasy tale about a girl trying to restore balance to a broken world. Rose must connect with her Khat—Thorne—to become the Guardian the world needs. But things aren’t easy for Rose and Thorne. The powerful sorcerous Drucilla has many demonic allies—all of them focused on stopping one scared little girl who’s desperately trying to stay alive and do what’s right.

Rose #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code MAR178085), Rose #2 Cover A Guara (Diamond Code MAR170774), Cover B Mendonca (Diamond Code MAR170775), Cover C SPAWN (Diamond Code FEB178670), and Cover D SPAWN B&W (Diamond Code MAR178016) will be available on Wednesday, May 17th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, April 24th.

Matt Kindt & Doug Braithwaite to Helm Harbinger Wars 2 #0 – Coming in December!

Valiant Entertainment has revealed that writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite will join forces for Harbinger Wars 2 #0 – the opening salvo to Valiant’s game-changing crossover event of 2018! This December, join Kindt and Braithwaite as they lay the foundation for the biggest conflict the Valiant Universe has ever witnessed…and prepare its bravest heroes for the untold devastation that awaits!

Available only to readers who redeem all four mail-away coupons included inside Harbinger Renegade #1-4, Harbinger Wars 2 #0 is a standalone prelude that will reveal a secret chapter told in advance of 2018’s seismic event! Produced as a special reward for Valiant’s most faithful longtime readers, the events of Harbinger Wars 2 #0 will be self-contained and will enhance, but not directly impact comprehension, of the primary storyline in 2018.

Witness the cataclysmic events that set the impending conflict into motion with “MASSACRE” – a new, four-part jumping-on point beginning July 12th in Harbinger Renegade #5! The Road to Harbinger Wars 2 starts here in a hailstorm of bloodshed and brutality as multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts and artist Darick Robertson present the harrowing, must-read Valiant story of the year…and claim the life of a major Valiant hero! As the brutal commandos of the H.A.R.D. Corps. lead an all-out assault on an American metropolis, one of Valiant’s most beloved heroes will pay the ultimate price…and the immediate and lasting ramifications of their death will send shockwaves across the Valiant Universe as The Road to Harbinger Wars 2 begins in full force!

Due to the shocking on-panel death in Harbinger Renegade #5, Valiant will be taking the unprecedented step of wrapping each issue in a specially manufactured advisory overlay – complete with a clearly marked warning label – that will ship on all copies of the issue at no extra-added cost.

The crossover event of 2018 begins here in a punishing prelude of power and consequence, only in Harbinger Wars 2 #0 – featuring an exclusive cover by artist Clayton Crain!

Review: Bullseye #3

Ed Brisson knows how to kick a party off right and, jumps right into the action is the latest issue of Bullseye. The showdown at La Hacienda Motel in Columbia starts in Bullseye’s hotel room and Guillermo Sanna‘s stellar throwback art style gives us three pages of everything from punches to fingers being bitten off before we even get to the credit page. Miroslav Mrva makes sure to add enough color in the otherwise dark and depressing panels to show us the blood and the bruises and before the first full page of dialogue we are hooked enough to settle in for a rambunctious battle royal in Bullseye’s lonely motel room.

Sanna and Mrva work well together giving off a serious yin/yang vibe in each panel. The panels flow together like storyboard of a really good 80’s action flick complete with cliche’s, loads of testosterone, and even though you’re reading it, you can totally smell the sweat and blood. The colors don’t pop which is a perfect complement to the story that Brisson is telling. There’s no sense of mercy in the panels, or story and the darkness contained within the pages of this issue draw you in and keep you there for one hell of a ride.

Brisson tells a nice story that shows off all of the main player’s points of view, motives and a slight sense of vulnerability.  The characters are complex and believable, in fact, they are all so well written that there’s a moment where you forget that you’re not supposed to be rooting for the bad guy. There are no useless lines or words in any of the pages and Brisson tells a pretty good story that will have you invested in the characters and waiting for the next installment of this incredibly well-written tale.

Agent Joy and her posse of rogue former agents are still in pursuit and, Bullseye comes face to face with everything that’s waiting for him at the Zarco compound. There’s so much action packed into this issue that you’d be a fool not to read it with popcorn. It’s an intense romp through a dark underworld, with well-written characters, a villain masquerading as “hero” and, a kick-ass, take no prisoners agent out for revenge. There is no moral to the story, no political commentary just good old-fashioned senseless beautiful violence and there’s nothing wrong with that. Escapism isn’t  a bad thing in the current political climate and Bullseye #3 is nothing if not a sweet, albeit bloody, escape from the real world.

Story: Ed Brisson Art: Guillermo Sanna and Miroslav Mrva
Story:8.9 Art: 8.7 Overall: 8.8 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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