(W) Vito Stabile, Pietro B Zemelo, Silvia Gianatti (A) Frederico Franzo, Nico Picone (CA) Andrea Freccero In Shops: Nov 13, 2019 SRP: $5.99
Celebrate the 50th-issue milestone of IDW’s ongoing Uncle Scrooge title with the conclusion of the four-part story “Under Siege”! With the Beagle Boys and Magica De Spell causing no end of headaches for Uncle Scrooge and his friends and family, will the bad guys finally win-or will a little help come from some unexpected sources to turn the tide? Then, in “My Best Friend: Loyal for Life,” find out why Quackmore and Uncle Scrooge have such a strong and unwavering bond. That’s two stories highlighting everyone’s favorite miserly duck, so join in the fun with the citizens of Duckburg in a salute to Uncle Scrooge!
(W) Katie Cook (A) More (CA) Rosa La Barbera (A/CA) Monica Catalano, Eduard Petrovich In Shops: Nov 13, 2019 SRP: $9.99
Celebrate everything you love about Tangled: The Series with this special collection of five stories featuring Rapunzel, Eugene, Cassandra, and all their friends! From a mystery that needs solving in “The Corona Caper;” to the circus coming to a neighboring kingdom in “Under the Big Top;” to the (literal) magic of art in “Framed,” and to the adventures of Maximus and Pascal in “Curtain Call” and “Picture Perfect;” there’s something for everyone in the pages of these beautifully illustrated stories written by fan-favorite Katie Cook!
(W) Christina Rice (A/CA) Tony Kuusisto In Shops: Nov 13, 2019 SRP: $3.99
It’s exam time at the School of Friendship, and Ocellus has come up with an idea for a stellar project that’s sure to impress all her teachers-a history of Equestria shown through her own unique Changeling abilities! But as deadlines loom and Ocellus finds herself taking on a bit more than she can handle, it’s up to Twilight Sparkle to help her young student realize that sometimes, perfection is overrated.
(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai In Shops: Nov 13, 2019 SRP: $3.99
In this 35th anniversary month of Usagi Yojimbo, Stan Sakai revisits the very first Usagi story, “The Goblin of Adachigahara”, expanding it from 8 to 24 pages and adding new insights into the characters and events, as well as revealing the reason for Usagi’s pilgrimage back home.
(W) Larry Hama (A) Netho Diaz (CA) Robert Atkins In Shops: Nov 13, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“SNAKE HUNT”, Part 3! Can the Joes rescue Sean Collins a.k.a. Snake Eyes from the nefarious clutches of Cobra before it’s too late? The battle call has sounded, and it’s all hands on deck for both G.I. JOE and Cobra as living legend Larry Hama and fan-favorite artist Robert Atkins continue their massive 10-issue event… featuring EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF G.I. JOE!
Big Hero 6 is a property that has morphed from its Marvel roots to the animated adventure that hit the big screen years ago. That hit film spawned manga, a television series, and now a comic by IDW Publishing based on the series. Thankfully, Big Hero 6: The Series #1 captures the all-ages enthusiasm that oozes from the film a show.
Delivering two adventures the comic oozes the positive and infectious enthusiasm the series is known for.
Written by Hannah Blumenreich with art by Nicoletta Baldari and lettering by Christa Miesner “Fred’s Comic Book Adventure” is the main story of the issue. With the team away on a field trip, Fred is left to his own devices as he imagines battling evil robots on his own. And that imagination is funneled into a comic chronicling his adventures.
What’s really impressive is the narrative and the art together. Blumenreich has fun with changing Fred’s adventures as his ability to draw limits him in ways. There’s some solid lessons there for readers but it also creates fun visuals for Baldari. There, the style of the art shifts from the “real world.” It delivers a visual treat as we get to experience how Fred sees things and the comic has some fun with that too. The comic within a comic concept has been done before but the team not only delivers an entertaining adventure but also has no issues poking fun at the concept as well.
In “Mini Maximum Noodle Dog,” Mini Max is forced to wait outside while Fred grabs food. Writer Joe Caramagna delivers a very cute story that’d work so well as an animated short. Baldari and Miesner again provide the art and lettering. It’s an adorable story that feels like a bonus to the main adventures. But, much like the Pixar shorts before the main film, it’s beyond enjoyable and more than welcome.
Big Hero 6: The Series #1 is an all-ages comic that captures the fun of the television and film. It delivers an enthusiasm that’s hard not to feel while reading. It’s infectious in a way. Definitely one to pick up for fans of the property or for parents looking to find a superhero comic for their young readers.
Fred’s Comic Book Adventure Story: Hannah Blumenreich Art: Nicoletta Baldari Mini Maximum Noodle Dog Story: Joe Caramagna Art: Nicoletta Baldari Letterer and Design: Christa Miesner Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy
IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
(W) Hannah Blumenreich (A) Nicoletta Baldari (CA) Gurihiru In Shops: Nov 13, 2019 SRP: $3.99
Based on the hit Disney Channel series! Hiro, Honey Lemon, Wasabi and Go Go are all off on a class trip for the day-leaving Fred at home to defend San Fransokyo! He’d better come up with a strategy, just in case-and what better way to do that than by writing his very own Big Hero 6 comic book!
Join Hiro, Wasabi, Fred, Go Go, Honey Lemon and Baymax for new adventures, new friends, and new adversaries as the Big Hero 6 team continues to fight to protect San Fransokyo!
(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Alan Quah In Shops: Nov 06, 2019 SRP: $3.99
As the team presses on toward Mac’s hometown, they also begin to uncover more about his painful past. But with emotions running high, will the team be able to give it their all once they uncover the lurking Swarm? The Hivebusting action continues here! A new Gears of War mission from Kurtis Wiebe, the writer of the hit Rise of RAAM miniseries! With over 30 million copies sold and 50 million+ unique users, Gears of War is one of the most successful game franchises of all time.
(W) Jim Zub (A) Various (A/CA) Max Dunbar In Shops: Nov 06, 2019 SRP: $5.99
Join Minsc, Delina, Krydle, Shandie, and Boo the Miniature Giant Space Hamster on their original adventures in this oversized, value-priced, introductory issue! Dungeons & Dragons is more popular than ever-now is the perfect time to join the fun, and this is the perfect place to start!