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Preview: Satellite Falling #4

Satellite Falling #4

Steve Horton (w) • Stephen Thompson (a & c)

After recovering from the shock of the police cruiser with the chief exploding, Lilly and her crew infiltrate the ship, each with a specific task to perform to reach Eva and bring the ship down. Lilly makes it to the bridge and confronts Eva, and learns about Eva’s plan to infect everyone on Satellite to commit genocide on their home worlds. She tries to shoot Lilly, but Lilly’s a hologram! Lilly knows about the plan already and is already working to stop it.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Orphan Black: Deviations #2

Orphan Black: Deviations #2

Heli Kennedy (w) • Wayne Nichols (a) • Cat Staggs (c)

In a world… where Sarah managed to save Beth from taking her own life! With this single twist of fate, the Clone Club comes together in a completely different manner and the mystery of Project LEDA unfolds in new, exiting ways! See all your favorite characters return in an all-new light!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Jem: The Misfits #4

Jem: The Misfits #4

Kelly Thompson (w) • Jenn St. Onge (a) • M. Victoria Robado (c)

OUR SONGS ARE BETTER Part Four! The Misfits Reality Show is invading the band’s lives in ways that’s making them all miserable, but none more than Roxanne Pelligrini. Roxy has been living in fear that the world will learn she’s functionally illiterate…has that time finally come?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #7

Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #7

Arvind Ethan David (w) • Ilias Kyriazis (a & c)

Sally begins to pierce the mysteries of the Black Wing, as we follow the exploits of not one, not two, but three Dirks! Featuring favorite characters from the original books as well as the cast from the TV series, including Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Her Bark & Her Bite

Her Bark & Her Bite

James Albion (w & a & c)

Soon after young artist Rebecca arrives in the big city, she stumbles headlong into the arms of the charismatic Victor. When they fall madly in love, she’s thrown into his socialite world of glamorous parties, devoted fans, and layabout debutantes. The people, the art, and the acclaim are exhilarating — until Victor’s affections start to wander to his new pug, Princess. With her new boyfriend slipping away before her eyes, Rebecca’s jealousy and fear threaten to upend everything. Can she hold onto the man she loves? Does she even really want to?

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 80 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60309-407-8

Preview: Comic Book History of Comics #6

Comic Book History of Comics #6

Fred Van Lente (w) • Ryan Dunlavey (a & c)

The inspiring, infuriating, and utterly insane story of comics, graphic novels, and manga continues in four-color glory! This issue, the award-winning Action Philosophers team of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey FEED YOUR HEAD with POP and THE TEXAS MAFIA!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Transformers: Optimus Prime #6

Transformers: Optimus Prime #6

John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)

“NEW CYBERTRON”—CONCLUSION! As the Junkions reveal their ultimate plan, Optimus Prime makes a decision that will define the relationship between Earth and Cybertron for all time… but will Arcee be able to live with the fallout?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Archangel #4

Archangel #4

William Gibson (w) • Butch Guice (a) • Tula Lotay (c)

Time is running out. Corrupt, otherworldly political powers threaten to hijack our reality, and they have the nuclear capabilities needed to alter the course of our history forever. One lone pilot and those who dare to trust him are all that stand in the way of a radioactive future.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Review: Night Owl Society #1

We’ve all seen this story before and some of us have written it ourselves: teens see the ills of the world and want to do something about it. It’s been in Gotham Academy, Runaways, and Young Avengers. To a lesser extent, there’s also Suburban Glamour, the Wicked + the Divine, and Morning Glories. Beyond comics, the same story appears over and over again in media like Power Rangers. So what makes IDW Publishing‘s Night Owl Society different? So far, absolutely nothing. In fact, it doesn’t have the little twists and nuances those other titles offer.

So what does Night Owl Society offer? This is the story of a boy who saw a kingpin trying to take over the whole town. And he’s barely there in photographs but you’ll… probably not like him at all. There’s nothing intriguing about David that’s been shown so far. He’s such a blank slate and so unattached, ostensibly so the readers can step into his shoes, that he becomes like a Persona main character: a vessel with choices fed into them. But the reader doesn’t feed in the choices in a comic and we’re left with little to invest in. To be fair, things can improve and start looking up but this, for me, is an off-putting start.

More than that, the dialogue and writing of this ragtag group of teenagers is stilted and uncomfortable. Everyone speaks incredibly formally and with none of the colloquialisms or speech patterns one would expect from any group of people under 30 who are around each other at least five days a week. Writer James Venhaus could use a reminder of what it’s like being under 18. Pius Bak’s art and Marshall Dillon’s lettering work for the most part but aren’t memorable for me.

Story: James Venhaus Art: Pius Bak
Story: 5.0 Art: 5.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Kill Shakespeare – Past is Prologue: Juliet #2

Kill Shakespeare – Past is Prologue: Juliet #2

Conor McCreery (w) • Corin Howell (a & c)

Juliet’s quest for vengeance leads her to the most dangerous tavern in Verona. But the cut-throats that make up the Centaur’s clientele may be the least of her worries – as her mother’s murderer is watching her every move. Can Juliet find the ally she needs to stay alive amongst a den of vipers?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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