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AfterShock Announces Disaster Inc. from Joe Harris, Sebastian Piriz, and Carlos M. Mangual

Disaster Inc. #1

Writer: Joe Harris
Artist & Colorist: Sebastian Piriz
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia
Incentive Cover: Cully Hamner
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 04.01.20

In 2011, the worst earthquake in Japan’s history breached the costal Fukushima Daiichi power plant, causing three of its four nuclear reactors to melt down. Forced evacuations followed as the event released enough radioactive material into the air, ground and water to force officials to set up an “Exclusion Zone”, effectively sealing off the land for what may well be the rest of human history.

But that’s only if you don’t have the right connections and the desire to experience catastrophe, failure and misery as it really is! Enter DISASTER INC., an underground tourism outfit intent on helping people of means, secrets and agendas explore the dark corners and off-map attractions typical tour groups won’t go to (and various laws don’t allow). Only Fukushima, known for its famed warrior class and their protection of the land and people dating back to ancient times, is full of deadly surprises and old ghosts.

Writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, Rockstars, The X-Files) and artist Sebastián Piriz begin a disaster tour checking out the worst places on earth while digging up more trouble than they can probably handle. Then, in a world on fire and rife with calamity, catastrophe, war and unrest… you’re going to need the right guides to see it for yourself!

Disaster Inc.

Preview: Yondu #4 (of 5)

Yondu #4 (of 5)

(W) Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson (A) John McCrea (CA) Cully Hamner
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 08, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• Yondu and his descendent from the 31st century, Yondu, seem to have shaken their pursuers – little do they know they’re still being hunted!
• Can the two set aside their differences long enough to protect the Herald’s Urn, or will their divisiveness allow Sav’rkk to pick them off one by one?
• Plus, Yondu’s secret origin is revealed!

Yondu #4 (of 5)

Review: Green Lantern Mosaic #13

Green Lantern Mosaic #13

John Adams was one of those historical figures that was not merely a Founding Father. His significance has been overshadowed by the more popular men who inhabited the seat of President. In fact, his popularity is even eclipsed by two men who did not reach such heights, Sam Adams, and Ben Franklin. That’s why the high character he has shown throughout his life and career, is something everyone should aspire to.

Before he became President, the one story which showed how high his morals were was when he defended British Troops in an American court. He defended these soldiers in one of the most tragic events in the then young nation, one that would shape its very soul, the Boston Massacre. His belief in a fair trial and equal justice for all is what makes him one of America’s true Norths. In the thirteenth issue of Green Lantern: Mosaic, we find Jon in a similar predicament, one that will test his heart.

We find an inhabitant of the Mosaic, marveling at the malaise humans bring to this world, and with their new human inhabitants, the KKK, an unhealthy amount of hate. As the usurper looks to use the KKK to get his way, as he cleverly manipulates the KKK and their insecurities. We find out how they learned to hate in the first place, especially their leader Moses Rockwell, whose hate swelled to the point that he pushes any type of light out of his life. By issue’s end, Rockwell, looking to get to Jon comes after Rose with the help of some Amazons.

Overall, an issue that is probably its most progressive, giving a world view that would not be seen again until American History X. It provokes thought in readers through self-reflection.  The story by Gerard Jones is engrossing. The art by the creative team is intricate and lovely. Altogether, an issue shows a complex world where race is explored both thematically and philosophically.

Story: Gerard Jones Art: Cully Hamner and Danny Panosian
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Yondu #3 (of 5)

Yondu #3 (of 5)

(W) Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson (A) John McCrea (CA) Cully Hamner
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• Featuring the descendent of Yondu Udonta from the 31st century…Yondu Udonta?!
• But when the two Yondus lose an important weapon, will they choose between saving Yondu’s payday, or the fate of the entire universe?
• And with a savage bounty hunter tracking them down, the two Yondu’s will have to band together to survive – if only they can survive each other first!

Yondu #3 (of 5)

Preview: Yondu #2

Yondu #2

(W) Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson (A) John McCrea (CA) Cully Hamner
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The mayhem continues as Yondu attempts to find a buyer for the Herald’s urn!

• But with a chaos-crazed mercenary and deadly hunter from the future on his tail, Yondu doesn’t have time to plan out his next move.
• Blinded by dollar signs, will Yondu be able to safely offload the urn, or will his greed turn profit into peril?

Yondu #2

Review: Green Lantern Mosaic #12

Green Lantern Mosaic #12

When it comes to one’s morals, sometimes holding the line can be the most difficult thing you can ever do. Life will show you, just like in that movie Training Day, people are either sheep or wolves. People who are sheep tend to be meek, quite ordinary, and will bend towards whatever direction those in power lean. People who are wolves, usually stand their ground and will persevere no matter the consequences.

What happens when your morals and your convictions are at a crossroads? Take for example when people support free speech. What happens when that same argument is used to defend hate speech? Can the argument outlive the situation? In the twelfth issue of Green Lantern: Mosaic, we find Jon defending an unworthy enemy, one which shows what kind of hero he really is.

We find a KKK leader espousing how Jon’s hopes for an interspecies utopia is fruitless furthering the division between the inhabitants of the Mosaic. Jon intercedes as the KKK’s efforts become unfortunately increasingly effective, but also united against these usurpers, who Jon soon realizes he has to defend, despite the hate they spread. As he soon dreams about what would the different Lanterns of the Corps would react. By issue’s end, as Jon looks to intercept another attack by the KKK, the tables turn to Jon’s surprise, ending this issue both ironically and hysterically.

Overall, an issue that shows just how sophisticated and progressive Jones’ writing has come over the course of the book.  The story by Jones is entertaining. The art by the creative team is elaborate and beautiful. Altogether, an issue that tackles a real-life issue but instantly pushes the story even more.

Story: Gerard Jones Art: Cully Hamner and Danny Panosian
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Yondu #1

Who is Yondu? How is this thief going to potentially screw up the future? Find out this and more in this series spotlighting the popular character from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Story: Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler
Art: John McCrea
Color: Mike Spicer
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

Get your copy in comic shops now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Yondu #1 (of 5)

Yondu #1 (of 5)

(W) Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson (A) John McCrea (CA) Cully Hamner
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 06, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Yondu, lone Ravager and all-around scoundrel is about to hit the biggest pay day of his life when he stumbles upon a dangerous new weapon! But when this artifact turns out to be deadlier than he bargained for, will the reward outweigh the risk as Yondu finds himself targeted by a mysterious mercenary? Plus, when an unexpected visitor from the future turns up to stop Yondu, it begs the question: exactly how bad did he screw up?! Find out in this all-new miniseries from ZAC THOMPSON and LONNIE NADLER (AGE OF X-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL) and JOHN MCCREA (Dead Eyes)!

Yondu #1 (of 5)

Review: Green Lantern Mosaic #11

Green Lantern Mosaic #11

As true as it is that your experiences shape who you are, it goes for both good and bad. If you take the pessimist view of experiences, one would consider bad experiences to be the best teacher. While good experiences tend to shelter you from the realities of most situations. Then there’s the one thing we all have regardless of the current station in life, regrets.

We all wished we did something different. If we just went a different direction, how much would that change things? Then there are those people we lost. How we wished we spent more time with them if we knew how much time we had left. If you were in the military, those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, that last time you talked, stays with you. In the tenth issue of Green Lantern: Mosaic, we find Jon reliving missteps in what feels like a nightmare.

We find Jon, as he wakes up from a deep sleep, to his childhood home, and to his father scolding him about getting to school on time. As he gets acclimated  to what is going on, certain memories of that time washes over him,  as he goes to his grandparents place, to remember exactly how his grandfather died, with a knife to the chest, one which he still has in this reality, which indicate to Jon that something is truly off. This is where Ch’p and the Guardians step in, making him realize that this reality is a mind manipulation of a powerful outside force.

Overall, a nice trip down memory lane for Jon which gives readers a better understanding of who Jon, not the Green Lantern, really is. The story by Gerard Jones is enjoyable. The art by the creative team is outstanding. Altogether, an issue that gives readers a behind the scenes look at this sometimes enigmatic character in the Green Lantern Corps.

Story: Gerard Jones Art: Cully Hamner and Danny Panosian
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Green Lantern Mosaic #10

Green Lantern Mosaic #10

Being the oldest grandchild on both sides of my family comes with some advantages and disadvantages. The advantages are that most of my cousins usually give me more respect than my children some days. The disadvantages are I get to suffer the signs of aging way before they do. One of the few things that I do relish is the gift of memories.

I’m old enough to remember all of my grandparents’ stories including their memories of growing up during World War II. I heard from them the horrors that they endured from the Japanese soldiers that came to the Philippines. As a student of history, I often wondered why it took America so long to enter the war and for what reasons. In the ninth issue of Green Lantern: Mosaic, we find Jon in the middle of a galactic conflict about to erupt in the Mosaic world.

We find Jon, as he holds court with The Guardians, imploring to them the complexity of the challenges he faces on a daily basis. As he finally resolves to break down and give them a tour of the realm, he was assigned by them to protect, where he explains the intricacies and eccentricities of each species living the Mosaic, and how it has led to more cooperation than dissolution. Of course, just as he was making his point a conflict breaks out between two races, which as John always does, diffuses. By the issue’s end, the Guardians succumb to John’s point of view, a door which has opened the door to some possibilities according to some Lanterns looking on.

Overall, an idyllic issue that revels in the Green Lantern mythology while giving readers a front-row seat to why so many of us love this book.  The story by Gerard Jones is entertaining. The art by the creative team is superb. Altogether, an issue that plays on the book’s strengths and further embeds the reader in the genius of the book’s premise.

Story: Gerard Jones Art: Cully Hamner and Danny Panosian
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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