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A Fairytale Long Forgotten in a first look at Briar #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Briar #2, the second issue of the brand new four-issue limited comic book series from Eisner Award-nominated writer, producer, and director Christopher Cantwell, rising star artist Germán García, colorist Matheus Lopes, and letterer AndWorld Design that reimagines the classic fairy tale as an epic dark fantasy adventure, available November 30, 2022.

The end of the world is nigh, now that the sleeper has become the sleepwalker! But what is Briar Rose to do about it, now that no one believes in magic, and the fairytale is long over? Her own fairy godmothers may be the key to setting things right… That is except for Grendrid, the tyrant of this wasteland… who sends a bounty hunter and a deadly group of assassins on Briar’s trail. The only hope may lie in the marshes and their strange inhabitants, but their twisted faith in magic may not be what Briar expects…

Briar #2 features main cover art by series artist García, and variant cover art by superstar artists Yanick Paquette with colors by Matheus Lopes, Tiffany Turrill, Tula Lotay, and Frany

Frightening Consequences in Your First Look at Specs #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Specs #2, the second issue of the mysterious new series from highly acclaimed writer David M. Booher, artist Chris Shehan, colorist Roman Stevens, and Jim Campbell, about a group of misfit teens who mail-order a pair of novelty glasses, and realize they’ve received much more than they bargained for, in stores December 14, 2022.  

Given their unwillingness to acknowledge the dangerous consequences of their recent wish, what does this mean for their victim, and what do they do with the glasses moving forward? Kenny fears that all of this may affect his and Ted’s relationship… and wonders if they’ll truly remain just “friends.” 

Specs #2 features main cover art by highly acclaimed artist Skylar Patridge, and variant cover by fan-favorite illustrator David Talaski.

Specs #2

A Killer Hunts the Rich in Space in Know Your Station #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a look at Know Your Station #1, the first issue in a five-issue limited series from the highly acclaimed writer Sarah Gailey, with star artist Liana Kangas, colorist Rebecca Nalty, and letterer Cardinal Rae, that takes a stab at the ultra-wealthy, their dreams of escaping the very planet they’ve put in peril, and the consequences of a future that might not be so far away, available on December 7, 2022.

Death is the great leveler, even for the 1%… the wealthiest people in the solar system abandoned the Earth for a private sanctuary in space, leaving everyone else to die amidst cataclysmic climate change. But the ultra-wealthy won’t be safe for long…

A murderer is on the loose, specifically targeting the super-rich! Soon, Elise, an employee of the Avulsion Corporation, is wrapped up in a deadly investigation, with each issue of this outrageously macabre series featuring a new, diabolically different kill!

Know Your Station #1 features main cover art by series artist Kangas, and variant covers by highly acclaimed illustrators Jenny Frison, Becca Carey, Jenn Woodall and more.

Know Your Station #1

Review: Magic #20

Magic: The Gathering comes to comics courtesy of BOOM! Studios. Magic #20 wraps up the arc as the Planeswalkers attempt to free Ravnica.

Story: Jed MacKay
Art: Ig Guara, Jacques Salomon, Breno Tamura
Color: Arianna Consonni, Breno Tamura
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire

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Darkness and Light balances within Magic: Nahiri the Lithomancer #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed today a first look at Magic: Nahiri the Lithomancer #1, a special one-shot issue from Nebula and Hugo Award-winning novelist Seanan McGuire returning to the world of Magic: The Gathering with artists Kath Lobo and Alejandro Mejías, colorist Raúl Angulo, and letterer Ed Dukeshire to bring Nahiri the Lithomancer to comics this November!

Nahiri–also known as The Harbinger–has protected her home plane of Zendikar for centuries, her ruthlessness and terrible deeds kept in check by a strong sense of justice. But her fate is far from decided. Discover a brand-new revelation from her distant past that could change the way the entire Multiverse perceives her… 

Magic: Nahiri the Lithomancer #1 features main cover art by artist Ariel Olivetti, and a variant cover by artist Suspiria Vilchez.

Magic: Nahiri the Lithomancer #1

Preview: Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1

W) Jason Aaron (A) Alexandre Tefenkgi (CA) Mike Del Mundo
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $4.99

In this epic post-apocalyptic tale, Maceo and Mezzy have never met anyone like each other, and they’ll need all the help they can get to survive a planet ravaged by environmental catastrophe.

This epic trilogy-each issue overflowing with 30 story pages-spans a lifetime as philosophical differences tear at the threads holding Maceo and Mezzy together.

Will they, and the earth beneath their feet, ultimately be torn apart? New York Times bestselling, Eisner and Harvey Award-winning, and Marvel flagship writer Jason Aaron (Thor, The Avengers, Southern Bastards) launches his most ambitious creator-owned series to date with the first of three unique artistic partners – Eisner-winning artist Alexandre Tefenkgi (The Good Asian) – to take on a vision of the end of the world that’s brutal and nostalgic, whimsical and grounded… and ultimately, timeless

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 sells out and gets a Second Printing

BOOM! Studios has revealed that Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1, an epic post-apocalyptic series from Eisner and Harvey Award winner and New York Times bestselling writer Jason Aaron, artist Alexandre Tefengki with colorist Lee Loughridge, and letterer AndWorld Design, about a love story at the end of the world that’s brutal and nostalgic, whimsical and grounded… and ultimately, timeless. Book One of this epic series, entitled Love in the Wasteland, has sold out at the distributor level the day of release!

Maceo and Mezzy have never met anyone like each other, and they’ll need all the help they can get to survive a planet ravaged by environmental catastrophe. This epic trilogy–each issue overflowing with 30 story pages–spans a lifetime as the dark mysteries of a ruined world and their own stark differences tear at the threads holding Maceo and Mezzy together… Will they, and the earth beneath their feet, ultimately be torn apart? 

In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced  Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 Second Printing, featuring art by highly acclaimed artist Abigail Jill Harding, available in stores December 21, 2022.

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 Second Printing

Review: Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1

Let’s be honest, it feels like there’s a new comic set in an apocalyptical world every week. It’s a genre unto itself at this point. Each attempts to deliver their own spin on the concept or focuses on something to stand out. Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 is exactly that as we’re introduced to a world that looks like garbage has overrun everything and what exactly has happened is a mystery.

Written by Jason Aaron, Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 is an interesting start. Aaron leaves the world as a mystery with the art telling much of that story. Where it stands out is the characters. Aaron keeps things simple initially launching the series as a “buddy road trip” with two characters who don’t initially get along.

There’s a very cute aspect to what Aaron delivers and it’s enhanced by the fact that the world they’re set in is so trashy and depressing. Maceo and Mezzy, our duo, are exactly what you’d expect in this odd couple. One is very socially awkward having been stuck in a building by themself. The other is a hardened warrior who has spent their time surviving in the wasteland. Aaron keeps things pretty basic and expected when it comes to that. But, where Aaron’s writing stands out is the small details for the two. Each has their own quirks and personality that makes it an entertaining read. But more importantly, there’s some tragedy, especially with Maceo, that creates depth. One panel is all it takes for readers to understand Maceo’s quirky personality and feel sorry for the kid.

That panel is delivered by Alexandre Tefenkgi. With color by Lee Loughridge and lettering by Andworld Design, the debut issue is packed with detail. This is a world that looks “lived in”, really destroyed. Garbage is thrown everywhere. Strange creatures stalk our heroes. The technology looks slapped together. It’s visuals packed with detail that makes it all look real and worn down.

Where the comic dips a little is the end. That features art by Nick Dragotta and colorist Rico Renzi. The duo will take over in later issues. The segment gives us a glimpse of what the future holds, an ominous mix of visuals and dialogue that tells us where things are going. The mystery is revealed a bit too soon and this sort of ending feels a bit overused at this point. Still, the art again provides so much detail you want to see how we got to this point. The scars hint at a hell of a story.

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 is an entertaining start. The characters are cute and quirky and the world is packed with detail. While overall it’s not the most original story, it’s a debut that feels like a fleshed out and thought out world. One, with a lot of thought put into it and that should make for an interesting journey to come.

Story: Jason Aaron Art: Alexandre Tefenkgi, Nick Dragotta
Color: Lee Loughridge, Rico Renzi Letterer: Andworld Design
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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


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Preview: Vampire Slayer #8

Vampire Slayer #8

(W) Sarah Gailey (A) Claudia Balboni (CA) Ario Anindito
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Where has Buffy disappeared to?

The Scooby Gang are on the case, all the while wrestling with the guilt over how they’ve treated her… though Spike and Faith may both feel differently than they expected.

Meanwhile, with Spike hot on Buffy’s trail, a frightening and hungry threat stands in the way.

Vampire Slayer #8
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