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Preview: Dastardly and Muttley #6

Dastardly and Muttley #6

(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Mauricet
In Shops: Feb 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

When you’re fighting lunacy itself, then lunatics are the only bunch for the job! Dastardly and Muttley are the world’s last, best hope-will our band of heroes stop War Pig One and reverse the effects of Unstabilium on the world? And at what cost? Find out in the grand finale to DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY.

Preview: Dastardly and Muttley #4

Dastardly and Muttley #4

(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Mauricet
RATED T+
In Shops: Dec 06, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The United States government is in crisis. Unexplained and dubious phenomena are causing widespread disruption across the Capitol and beyond as General Harrier heads to the Senate to address the uncontrollable effects of Unstabilium as it spreads around the world. Meanwhile, Dastardly and Muttley are off the leash as they battle their former friends in the U.S. military!

Exclusive Preview: Dastardly & Muttley #3

Dastardly & Muttley #3

Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Mauricet
Cover: Mauricet
Variant Cover: John McCrea
U.S. Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: November 1, 2017

Using a giant mallet, the President has caved in a man’s skull on national television—and that’s not even the strangest thing to happen today. As War Pig One spreads the effects of Unstabilium across the world, Dick Dastardly and Muttley Muller are the only ones who know it has to be stopped…and one of them’s a dog! It’s time these two soldiers stopped giving a pup about rules and found a way to get back Stateside, but Air Force General Harrier has other ideas.

Preview: Dastardly & Muttley #2

Dastardly & Muttley #2

(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Mauricet
RATED T+
In Shops: Oct 04, 2017
SRP: $3.99

From man to man’s best friend! Mutt has undergone a shocking transformation and unstabilium is to blame! Can he and Dick find a cure back home in the United States? Or will Air Force General Harrier personally make sure the guys are grounded for good? Meanwhile, the president holds a very important press conference…trust us, you won’t want to miss it!

Review: Dastardly & Muttley #1

It’s a red-letter day for the good folk of Unliklistan as they start to power up their first atomic reactor. But after pushing the wrong button, the ultra-rare radioactive element, unstabilium, has been released into the atmosphere! Now it’s up to pilot Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Atcherly and his navigator Captain Dudley “Mutt” Muller to save the day. Will they safely complete their mission? Or are things about to get a little…wacky?

Every so often you come across a comic you have to ask what the writers were on when coming up with it, Dastardly & Muttley #1 is definitely one of them as the classic Hanna Barbera cartoon characters are updated in a limited series set in the modern day. The Red Baron-esque background is updated and Dastardly is now a pilot investigating a nuclear explosion with his dog (don’t ask, it’s explained) and after a freak accident, well, it’s best to read the comic, but the cover gives the twist away.

It’s out there. Really out there. I feel I need to drop shrooms or smoke a bowl type of out there.

That’s not a bad thing at all as the comic, written by Garth Ennis, doesn’t take itself seriously at all and also doesn’t try to shoehorn in characters to a point it doesn’t work. There’s lots of winks and nods in the issue that had me smiling and it feels like a combination of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Top Gun with a little The Mask thrown in. That’s an odd combination but it works here.

The art by Mauricet is pretty solid and has a similar aesthetic to a lot of DC Comics’ other updated classic cartoon characters. While it doesn’t leap off the page and blow me away, Mauricet absolutely blends the grounded with the zany for a look that at times feels like a cartoon come to life. It’s a wacky story and the art brings that out when it needs to.

Where this is all going, I have absolutely no clue. But, the first issue is entertaining enough and has me looking forward to the next issue to see what’ll happen and what else Ennis can deliver when it comes to winks and nods.

Story: Garth Ennis Art: Mauricet
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Dastardly and Muttley #1

Dastardly and Muttley #1

(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Mauricet
In Shops: Sep 06, 2017
SRP: $3.99

It’s a red-letter day for the good folk of Unliklistan as they start to power up their first atomic reactor. But after pushing the wrong button, the ultra-rare radioactive element, unstabilium, has been released into the atmosphere! Now it’s up to pilot Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Atcherly and his navigator Captain Dudley “Mutt” Muller to save the day. Will they safely complete their mission? Or are things about to get a little…wacky?

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Elana

4 Kids Walk Into A Bank issue #5 (Black Mask Studios) – One of the best mini series around, 4 Kids reaches its conclusion. If you want a Stranger Things or Stand By Me type story with an incredibly well written girl protagonist and wise humor this series is for you. Read my review of issues 1-3.

 

Paul

Top Pick: Astonishing X-Men #3 (Marvel) – This X title hit the ground running in the first issue, and shows no signs of letting up. This book has a very interesting group of X-Men making up the team, many I’m happy to see in a team book again. The action is non stop, the writing is really good and one surprise already caught me off guard, so I’m really looking forward to see what else his book is going to throw at me.

Champions #12 (Marvel) – It’s no surprise to anyone following the site that this is one of my favorite titles right now, and I’m really looking forward to this issue and seeing where the team is post Secret Empire. The solicit is promising a change to the line up, and while I do welcome change, I’m a little nervous how a change to the team could change the dynamic and the overall feel of the book. But, I’m optimistic and can’t wait to find out.

Jessica Jones #12 (Marvel) – Being one of my favorite characters (before Netflix and it was cool to be a fan of Jessica’s) I am really enjoying this title. I can’t wait for Maria Hill’s secrets to come to light and how Jessica will react, and how these revelations will shake up Jessica’s world.

 

Javier

Top Pick: World Reader #6 (Aftershock Comics) – I first came across Loveness’ writing in Marvel’s Rocket Racoon & Groot. It was one of the best emotional reads I have had in a while. Since then, if he writes it, I buy it. In his latest work–well supported by Juan Doe’s vibrant art–he gives us more sci-fi laden empathic space travels across the universe, seeking the answers to dead worlds.

Iron Fist #7 (Marvel) – Everybody has been hating on Marvel lately, but they still remain one of the top players in the comic book world and attract top talent (Disney must offer a hell of a health insurance plan). A prime example is Ed Brisson taking over and bringing life back to the Iron Fist character. This latest arc teams him up with Shang-Chi Master of Kung Fu; plus Mike Perkins’, dark colored, action packed art is a visual thrill.

Doom Patrol #8 (DC’s Young Animal) – True, it’s not Grant Morrison’s DP, but Gerard Way’s new take stands on it’s own, and has enough weird to keep me coming back month after month.

Seven to Eternity #9 (Image) – This sci-fi western fantasy by Rick Remender has become one of my favorites. I miss Opena’s art, but Harren is filling in the job nicely.

Postal #22 (Image/TopCow) – Hill and Goodhart are bringing things to a head as the town folk of Eden ready themselves for all out conflict with the FBI.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Poppies of Iraq (Drawn & Quarterly) – So many good books this week, but this is the absolute top of my list. This graphic novel is Brigitte Findakly’s chronicle of her relationship with her homeland of Iraq and the history she experienced there. Can’t wait to read this and see her take.

Ab Irato #5 (Lion Forge Comics) – Lion Forge’s “Catalyst” line of comics is making headlines but this series is some of the smartest writing in comics right now looking at a political uprising from the ground perspective.

Beirut Won’t Cry (Fantagraphics Books) – An artist’s view of the summer of 2006 Israeli attack on Lebanon. While I probably won’t agree with everything said, I want to see what’s said.

Dastardly and Muttley #1 (DC Comics) – Garth Ennis taking on the classic pair. It sounds insane and I can’t wait to read it.

Lazaretto #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A pandemic strikes a dorm complex at a small college and it’s quarantined with kids trapped inside. Sounds like an amazing concept.