(W) Sophie Campbell (A/CA) Sophie Campbell In Shops: Jun 09, 2021 SRP: $3.99
A winner is crowned in Jennika’s battle of the bands and two old foes make surprising revelations as the TMNT and allies prepare to take Mutant Town in a new direction! Important steps towards the next chapter of the TMNT saga are made here!
(W) Chris Eliopoulos (A/CA) Lanna Souvanny In Shops: Jun 02, 2021 SRP: $4.99
Share the most important moments in Marvel history with young readers-two at a time! In this issue: Captain Marvel finds that she’s half-Kree and awakens super powers! Then, Green Goblin’s nefarious plans require him to experiment on himself.
(W) Celeste Bronfman (A/CA) Akeem S Roberts In Shops: Jun 02, 2021 SRP: $3.99
When a painting brings up memories of the past, Celestia and Luna must confront their fears in order to move on-which means coming face-to-face with the kraken, that terrible creature that attacked their ship so long ago! But things aren’t always as they seem in Equestria…
(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Josh Burcham In Shops: May 19, 2021 SRP: $3.99
The Beast Wars rage on! When a seriously injured Maximal and a trecherous Predacon run afowl of an incredibly dangerous native beast, they’ll have to team-up to make it out alive. Even then, Megatron leads the Predacons on a hunting expedition for their traitor and their escaped captive, and they aren’t taking prisoners!
(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Stefano Simeone In Shops: May 19, 2021 SRP: $3.99
“War World: The General”. Optimus Prime does not wish to fight, but knows he must. By his side, leading his army, is one of Cybertron’s former great generals and former inmate of the White Tower, Pyra Magna. The two may not see eye to eye, but for the Autobots to survive and stand up to the Decepticons they must work together. But first, they must get out of Iacon alive!
When you are born, you don’t really think of the notion of being different as good. When we get immersed into society, we tend to feel like blending in is the way. This is especially true for children of immigrants where we are often taught not to make a splash. It is only when we get older we see the beauty in being different.
As we grow into teenagers, we may struggle with our identity but we eventually find ourselves. This enlightening may happen at any time but when it does happen, your eyes are opened for the first time. This is usually when most appreciate that journey. In the first issue of the clever adaptation of Jason Fry’s Star Wars Adventures: Weapons of A Jedi, we find Luke Skywalker struggling with this same inner turmoil.
We find Luke shortly after the Rebellion has destroyed the Death Star, and he is becomes tasked with a new assignment that sees him go undercover to retrieve communication logs from the Empire. He and C3PO go undercover as hyperspace agents but find trouble in the way of an Empire freighter which they get into a dogfight. This leads him to a planet called Devaron to repair his ship, where the locals are suspicious of him but the Force guides him there for another purpose. By the issue’s end, he enlists the help of two locals where he uncovers a hidden Jedi temple.
Overall, Star Wars Adventures: Weapons of A Jedi #1 is a fun side adventure of a Luke Skywalker still unsure who he is meant to be. The story by Fry and Worley is exciting. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, an excellent debut issue that should excite fans of Star Wars everywhere.
Story: Jason Fry and Alec Worley Art: Ruairi Coleman, Chris OHalloran, Amauri Osorio, and 49 Grad Medienagentur Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
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(W) Fred Van Lente (A/CA) Ryan Dunlavey In Shops: May 12, 2021 SRP: $3.99
In this issue: ANIME! ANIME! ANIME! How Japan conquered the world with a multipronged assault of giant robots, psychic bikers, and sailor moons! But Japan’s greatest animator, Hayao Miyazaki rejects fantasies of power-and teaches everyone how to appreciate the power of fantasy! Also: Everyone remembers the smash-hit Pixar Image Computer that was in every household throughout the 1980s, right? No? Oh, right. It was a huge failure. But maybe you heard of the ground-breaking animation studio it spawned instead?
(W) Paul Tobin, Todd DeZago (A) Marcelo DiChiara, Lou Kang (CA) Patrick Scherberger In Shops: May 26, 2021 SRP: $4.99
Two classic Spider-Man tales, pulled from the legendary Vault of Heroes! First, Spider-Man meets the living legend himself, Captain America as they come face-to-face with the Gray Gargoyle and A.I.M.! Then, the Leader builds a robotic bulldog to steal all of SHIELD’s files, and it’s up to She-Hulk, Spider-Man, and Tigra to stop him!
(W) Sam Maggs (A/CA) Sweeney Boo In Shops: May 26, 2021 SRP: $3.99
A brand-new arc begins here! Fresh off her ClikClok adventures, Carol is enjoying some relaxing time in the city-but wait, are things getting a little too predictable? Weren’t those the goons she was fighting yesterday? And why is Chewie t-posing?!
It’s time to level up with more Marvel Action adventures!
My Little Pony/Transformers: The Magic of Cybertron #2
(W) Sam Maggs, Ian Flynn (A) Priscilla Tramontano, Trish Forstner (CA) Tony Fleecs In Shops: May 26, 2021 SRP: $3.99
The Seekers and the Wonderbolts have formed an uneasy alliance-can Starscream and Rainbow Dash work together to stop the evil attacking Cybertron?! Plus, Applejack and Wildwheel come face-to-face in a wild, wild showdown for the ages!