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Preview: Tet #2 (of 4)

TET #2 (of 4)

Paul Allor (w) • Paul Tucker (a & c)

The city is on fire; the murder remains unsolved; star-crossed lovers are split apart. As the Tet Offensive begins, Eugene abandons his post, and navigates a hellish landscape, desperate to find the woman he loves. But who’s going to save him?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Review: TET #1

TET REG COVER ISSUE01 FAEugene Smith is desperate to leave Vietnam behind, and begin a new life with the woman he loves. But when a fellow Marine is brutally murdered, Eugene’s plans are thrown away, forever. All’s fair in love and war, right?

Writer Paul Allor and artist Paul Tucker with Tet #1 present an extraordinary, heartfelt story of hard-boiled crime and star-crossed romance, set at the height of the Vietnam War and the decades that followed.

A murder mystery set during the Vietnam War, and the wars lasting effects. It could have easily been a story we’ve seen time and time again, but Allor and Tucker have put together a layered first issue that’s so much more than a story that can easily be put into one column.

What Allor does for the story is give it a very human side. He presents Eugene as a soldier with layers, wanting to go home, wanting to experience the world, but really a small town person. He also has a potential wife, who sees the American dream at the end of marriage. Her big city dreams, and Eugene’s small town experiences create a dynamic that can be explored on its own. Add in the fact Eugene is dealing with the Vietnam War, and what’s clearly the Tet offensive coming, and you have a first issue that can be dissected and examined. There’s an interesting sadness to it all, especially in the scenes after the war.

Tucker’s art adds to the layers with a clean style that still somehow captures the dirt of war. There’s nothing exploitative, or what feels like a stereotype shown, and though taking place in a foreign land, it still feels familiar.

Overall, the first issue is a a fantastic start, and I look forward to checking out the second. This seems like a series that’ll be much more than I expected when all is said and done.

Story: Paul Allor Art: Paul Tucker
Story: 9 Art: 8 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: TET #1 (of 4)

TET #1 (of 4)

Paul Allor (w) • Paul Tucker (a & c)

Eugene Smith is desperate to leave Vietnam behind, and begin a new life with the woman he loves. But when a fellow Marine is brutally murdered, Eugene’s plans are thrown away, forever. All’s fair in love and war, right?

Writer Paul Allor and artist Paul Tucker present an extraordinary, heartfelt story of hard-boiled crime and star-crossed romance, set at the height of the Vietnam War and the decades that followed.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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In January Animal Cops Face Freakish Beasts in Creatur Cops from IDW and Comics Experience Publishing

In January 2015, a ragtag group of Animal Control Officers will be facing off against freakish, gene-spliced beasts in Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit, a new creator-owned miniseries from IDW Publishing in alliance with Comics Experience Publishing.

Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit tells the story of burned-out animal cop Al Kaminski, as he investigates a death cult with ties to a case from his past. But, in the style of a police ensemble drama, it also follows all the officers of the precinct, in cases ranging from fighting rings to hoarding.

The miniseries is the premiere title in a line of creator-owned comics from new talent published by IDW in alliance with Comics Experience, the online educational company.

Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit is written by Rob Anderson with nterior art by Fernando Melek, inks by Novo Malgapo, interior colors by Juan Romera, cover colors by Kevin Volo, letters and design by E.T. Dollman, and edits by Paul Allor, Andy Schmidt, and Bobby Curnow.

Issue #1 of the monthly, three-issue miniseries ships in late January 2015 and is available for pre-order in the November Diamond PREVIEWS catalog. (Order Code: NOV140526) Each issue will be a full-color, standard trim comic book, priced at $3.99, and may be pre-ordered at your local comic shop. It is rated TEEN+ for mature themes, language, and violence.

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