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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Team Up for a First Issue Third Printing

BOOM! Studios has announced that the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 Second Printing main cover by Dan Mora has sold out at the distributor level! The all-new five-issue limited series event is written by Ryan Parrott, illustrated by Simone di Meo, colored by Walter Baiamonte, and lettered by Ed Dukeshire.

In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios is proud to announce the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 Third Printing to arrive in comic shops on February 12, 2020, with brand new cover art by acclaimed illustrator and concept artist Ibrahem Swaid.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 Third Printing

Preview: Ducktales: Faires & Scares #2 (of 3)

Ducktales: Faires & Scares #2 (of 3)

(W) Steve Behling (A/CA) Various
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Zounds! What disaster doth await when the Beagle Boys hatcheth yet another plan to soweth chaos and discord in Uncle Scrooge’s world? When a Renaissance Faire comes to Duckburg, things get positively… well, medieval for Scrooge and his nephews. But is there a knight in shining armor waiting in the wings to save the day? Probably not, but it will be an event to remembereth in “The Renaissance Faire…Affair!”

Ducktales: Faires & Scares #2 (of 3)

Preview: Disney Comics and Stories #9

Disney Comics and Stories #9

(W) Enrico Faccini, Alessio Coppola, Alessandro Mainardi (A) Enrico Faccini, Alessio Coppola, Nicola Tosolini (CA) Marco Mazzarello
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $5.99

Fethry Duck takes center stage this issue in four stories new to the U.S.! In “The Golden Domino,” Fethry plans to enter a competition in Duckburg, but when Uncle Scrooge demands Donald Duck help, things quickly go awry. In “The Uncertain Service,” Fethry’s time at the tennis court is anything but an ideal workout; then, Fethry’s London vacation leads to some… unique photos in “Holiday Snapshots.” Lastly, Fethry enlists Donald’s help with a very mysterious package for Ludwig Von Drake, but can the latter make it through the experience?!

Disney Comics and Stories #9

Preview: Gears of War: Hivebusters #4 (of 5)

Gears of War: Hivebusters #4 (of 5)

(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Alan Quah
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

With the memories of those they’ve lost fresh in their minds, Team Scorpio has finally made it to the hive. But as they fight their way through, they’ll also uncover a disturbing secret that could tip the balance in their fight against the Swarm. Don’t miss the penultimate issue of this new Gears of War mission!

Gears of War games have collectively garnered more than 520 media and industry awards, accolades, and nominations.

With The Coalition and franchise co-creator Rod Fergusson leading development, Xbox Game Studios is tripling down on “Gears of War” with three new titles: Gears 5, Gears Pop!, and Gears Tactics.

Ask your retailer about the limited Pierre Droal variant!

Gears of War: Hivebusters #4 (of 5)

Preview: Napoleon Dynamite #3 (of 4)

Napoleon Dynamite #3 (of 4)

(W) Carlos Guzman-Verdugo, Alejandro Verdugo (A) Jorge Monlongo (CA) Sara Richard
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“IMPEACH PEDRO,” PART 3! As the student body turns on Pedro, Napoleon Dynamite must turn a foe into an ally to save his friend. Meanwhile, Uncle Rico is in trouble (like, LEGAL trouble) and only one person can help: Kip Dynamite! But can the flyest Dynamite clear his uncle of murder? Gosh, that’s a tall order…

Napoleon Dynamite #3 (of 4)

Review: Rising Sun #1

Rising Sun #1

I’ve never played the board game Rising Sun. Despite my love of board games, I couldn’t tell you what the game is even about. Rising Sun #1 adapts the popular board game from CMON into comics and does a decent job of it all. Written by Ron Marz and David Rodriguez the story focuses on warriors from different clans brought together to take on the monsters ravaging their lands and put a stop to the source. It’s a story we’ve seen before many times. This spin on the familiar plot stands out a bit due to its focus on the characters.

I can’t compare the comic to the game, or how well it adapts it, but the comic itself is an entertaining read. The plot is something we’ve seen but Marz and Rodriguez deliver something a bit more. Through the injury of one of the warriors, we learn about the others. It’d be easy to do flashbacks to reveal who each is but between the initial battle and subsequent events in trying to save their friend, we get a good sense of every character. There’s a lot packed into the issue explaining the world and it all flows easily.

The art by Martin Coccolo helps keep the focus on the characters. With colors by Katrina Mae Hao, each has personality in their design. Looking at each character, you get a sense of their clan and who they are. The body language too helps convey it all. Like the overall plot, the art feels familiar but at the same time stands out. It does a solid job of giving us details on the world and characters without being too obvious and saving the need for clunky dialogue explaining the clans and personalities.

Who knows how well the comic reflects the board game but what’s presented is an entertaining read taking us through a familiar plot but doing so with a lot of personality. The comic also comes with some material to use for those who do play the game adding a nice bonus and reason for gamers to get it. A good start that stands out as more than a cheap cash in on a property.

Story: Ron Marz, David Rodriguez Art: Martin Coccolo
Color: Katrina Mae Hao Letterer: Deron Bennett
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Undiscovered Country #3

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Bloodshot #5 (Valiant) – We’re excited for the movie and the new volume has been a lot of fun. Hop on the bandwagon now!

Green Lantern Legacy (DC Comics) – DC has been knocking it out of the park with their graphic novels for younger readers. We’re excited to see what this new takes on the Green Lantern myth is like.

Hellboy Winter Special 2019 (Dark Horse) – Hellboy is always a fun comic and the one-shot “winter specials” are always a good read to pick up and enjoy.

Iron Man 2020 #1 (Marvel) – Tony Stark is “dead” and Arno has taken over as Marvel looks to the rise of the robots in this mini-event to kick of 2020.

James Bond #2 (Dynamite Entertainment) – The first issue was good but odd as a James Bond story. Still, the theft of art is a new situation for the government agent and where this all goes has us interested in this one.

The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage #2 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – One of the best comics to come out of DC Black Label so far. It’s quality in both storytelling and art.

Rai #3 (Valiant) – This is one of the best new series out there right now. Each issue has been amazing.

Rising Sun #1 (IDW Publishing) – Another popular board game gets a comic adaptation. It’s always interesting to see what direction these go in. As board game fans, we’re excited.

Second Coming #6 (AHOY Comics) – The first volume wraps up in this smart look at religion and hero worship.

Undiscovered Country #3 (Image Comics) – The first two issues of this series have been a wild ride. We’re excited to find out more about this isolated future America and what it’s warped in to. This is going down the rabbit hole to find a Mad Max world of possibility.

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish #4 (of 5)

Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish #4 (of 5)

(W) B Dave Walters (A/CA) Tess Fowler
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

When war threatens the Moonshae Isles, legendary heroes return to defeat the forces of an unthinkable foe.

In the shadow of Hoondarrh’s mountain, something even darker is revealed as the death of a friend sends Helene into a rage!

Creators B. Dave Walters (Stream of Many Eyes, Geek & Sundry, The Rundown) and Tess Fowler (Kid Lobotomy, Critter) join forces to bring you an all-new D&D adventure of epic scope and flair!

Dungeons & Dragons established the roleplaying game category with great storytelling for both tabletop and video game audiences. It continues to be a cultural force in bookstores and online!

Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish #4 (of 5)

Preview: Glow vs. the Babyface #3 (of 4)

Glow vs. the Babyface #3 (of 4)

(W) Aimee Garcia, AJ Mendez (A) Hannah Templer (CA) Veronica Fish
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The women of GLOW are preparing for an all-new sort of foe… a news anchor! As they learn the art of the promo to convince the media that GLOW isn’t a bad influence on children they discover a much bigger problem-a runaway who’s been living under the ring!

Glow vs. the Babyface #3 (of 4)

Preview: Rom: Dire Wraiths #1 (of 3)

Rom: Dire Wraiths #1 (of 3)

(W) Chris Ryall (A) Guy Dorian, Sal Buscema (A/CA) Luca Pizarri
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $4.99

“Inhumanauts,” Part 1: In 1969, two American astronauts became the first humans to set foot on Earth’s moon… but they found something inhuman waiting for them! With Rom the Spaceknight nowhere in sight, can even the Earth Corp help prevent one giant leap for Wraithkind? Plus! Find out where Rom is in a special back-up story with art by Guy Dorian Sr. and Rom legend Sal Buscema!

Rom: Dire Wraiths #1 (of 3)
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