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Star Wars: Empire #1 is a nice focus from the mainstay characters

Star Wars: Empire

When one feels oppressed, fear is everywhere. You fear what may happen to you next. Life is not exactly predictable, so a sense of calm is not something you can take solace in. One can only imagine how it would be to be occupied during wartime.

My Lola used to tell me stories of how they had to endure the cruelty of Japanese soldiers. What they saw and heard was just scratching the surface of the evils of World War II. As history has showed us, the evil that men do has no bounds when unchecked. In the one-shot issue of Star Wars: Empire, we follow a technician on Endor just when the Empire has taken control.

We meet a young technician, Rilo Grenth, who has been hired for top secret installation on Endor. As we soon find out his family’s business was pressured into taking the job, as he soon finds his accommodations far from welcoming.  As he tries making friends, but  it does not go well, which leads him to traverse outside and see how the planet is, this is when he encounters an Ewok one evening when he run tests, he accidentally discovers the plan for the Death Star, something he soon realizes is about to get him into a lot of trouble, and he does. By the issue’s end, Rilo goes to prison and soon realizes that his fellow prisoners are there for ridiculous reasons too.

Overall, Star Wars: Empire is a nice escapade story away from the canon mainstay characters. The story by Houser is hilarious. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that shows, sometimes going above and beyond, can be the wrong move.

Story: Jody Houser Art: Jethro Morales
Color: Dee Cunniffe Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Bad Karma’s finale is available now on Panel Syndicate

Alex de Campi is back with her two partners in crime, artist Ryan Howe and color artist Dee Cunniffe with the thrilling conclusion to their high octane action thriller series Bad Karma! Can Ethan, Sully and Taneka make it to Boston in time to save Ethan’s family? Can Cheryl and Aaron hold off an entire squad of professional mercenaries? It’s too close to call, but these underdogs have bite left in them yet.

The 62 page final chapter is available now at Panel Syndicate for whatever price you want to pay, including zero!

Alex de Campi, Ryan Howe, Dee Cunniffe, and Panel Syndicate’s Bad Karma comes to print from Image

The beloved Panel Syndicate webcomic Bad Karmaan action/comedy in the grand tradition of Die Hard and Lethal Weapon, by bestselling writer Alex de Campi and artists Ryan Howe and Dee Cunniffe—will be collected in its gigantic 312-page entirety and published in print, hardcover format for the first time this November from Image Comics.

After finding out Aaron Carter, an innocent man, is on Death Row for a mercenary job they did 10 years ago, down-on-their luck army veterans Sully and Ethan go on a Christmas road trip to free him. Turns out nobody’s interested in Aaron’s innocence, but someone is very interested in making sure Sully and Ethan don’t live to see the New Year. They just didn’t figure on one thing: Ethan’s ex-wife Cheryl.

Bad Karma hardcover edition (ISBN: 978-1534399365) will be available at local comic book shops on Wednesday, November 1 and independent bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo on Tuesday, November 7.

Bad Karma

Indigo Children #1 heads back to print

New series Indigo Children by the critically-acclaimed creative team behind the smash-hit series YouthCurt Pires, Alex Diotto, and Dee Cunniffe—and up-and-comer Rockwell White, has hit big with readers and has sold out completely at the distributor level. Image Comics is fast-tracking the debut issue back to print this week in order to keep up with overwhelming customer demand.

Readers won’t want to miss checking out this all-new, action-packed, mystery/science-fiction series which has already been optioned for a feature film, currently in development from Alan Wake producer, Jeff Ludwig.

Radiant Black meets The Department of Truth in this epic story that follows journalist Donovan Price as he hunts down the extraordinarily gifted Indigo Children after their mysterious disappearances fifteen years prior.

Indigo Children also features a lineup of exciting variant covers showcasing artwork by Tyler Boss, Martin Simmonds, Tula Lotay, Jenny Frisson, and more.

Indigo Children #1, second printing and Indigo Children #2 will both be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 26.

Indigo Children #1

Indigo Children #1 is an interesting start that shows potential

Indigo Children #1

Indigo Children #1 kicks off an intriguing mystery, Journalist Donovan Price hunts down the extraordinarily gifted Indigo Children after their mysterious disappearance fifteen years prior. For those that are unfamiliar with the term, indigo children is pseudoscientific New Age concept that began in the 1960s and 70s. It posits the idea that some children have supernatural and special traits and abilities, some believing that it’s the next step in human evolution. Yes, it sounds like mutants with concepts ranging from telepathy to greater empathy. There’s no credibility to any of it and criticims points to the concept and term being used in denial of real issues children face such as learning disabilities, mental illness, and other medical issues and a true diagnosis replaced by narcissistic parenting.

With a story by Curt Pires and Rockwell White and a script by Pires, Indigo Children #1 sticks to the concept of a child with extraordinary abilities. At some point in the past, a child shows off extraordinary abilities in Russia. Now, that child, and any evidence of the follow up has disappeared. A journalist is on a mission to uncover the truth which gets wilder as more information is provided.

Indigo Children #1 is an interesting start that teases a lot and leaves things open for interpretation. Could the powers be real but the rest of what’s talked about not? Is it all real? We’ll find out as the series progresses but the comic is presented in a solid way slowly teasing what’s to come. We discover things as the reporter does as well. It’s a mystery more than spandex and powers.

The art by Alex Diotto is solid. With Dee Cunniffe on color and Hassan Otsmaen-Elhaou, the comic overall has a look that feels more noir/detective than superpowers. There’s a gritty and dirty aspect to it all that works so well with the subject matter. There’s moments that feel extraordinary due to how grounded so much of it is while also delivering some brutal aspects to things when needed.

Indigo Children #1 is an intriguing start. It uses a rather controversial term for its title but overall the comic steers clear of the controversy. Instead, it’s a placeholder for mutant or meta that other publishers use. How it all plays out should be rather interesting as the setup is intriguing and the comic itself paces things out nicely.

Story: Curt Pires, Rockwell White Script: Curt Pires Art: Alex Diotto
Color: Dee Cunniffe Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Marvel Voices: Wakanda Forever is an excellent set of stories

Marvel Voices: Wakanda Forever

When Black Panther: Wakanda Forever debuted last year, we all waited with baited breath to see how they would address Chadwick Boseman’s passing. As the story addressed it, to showing how those left behind, stayed affected. As it created divisions amongst the nation, where none laid before. I was probably the most realistic depiction of grief , that had not ever been seen.

The film also talked about the importance of legacy. As Shuri struggled to lead her family, everything around her, crumbled. She also found out that she had a nephew, Tchalla II. In this gorgeous one shot timed to be released for Black History Month, we get Marvel Voices: Wakanda Forever, where we see the world of Wakanda like we have never seen before.

In “The Introduction”, the brilliant Frederick T. Joseph explains exactly what type of impact the Black Panther movies have had worldwide but also on the Black diaspora. In “The Old Ways” T’Challa visits the Ancestral Plane, to seek guidance on his future as Wakanda’s leader, as he soon learns he must win the battle within first. In “The Education Of Changamire”, we find that wisdom does not always in those who hold power, but those who keep the faith. In “Remember The Name”, Shuri sees a vision of how she dies,  and accepts it full heartedly   . In “The Illusion Of Fairness”, a Dora Milaje initiate finds out size has nothing to do with fight, but outsmarting your opponent is always key. In the final story “The Last Black Panther”, we find out how the world ends, and how Wakanda lives on despite .

Overall, Marvel Voices: Wakanda Forever is an excellent set of stories that showcases the ingenuity of  world building in the Black Panther mythos. The stories by the different creators are exciting. The art by the different creators are dazzling. Altogether, it’s a set of stories that will leave fans excited to have returned to Wakanda.

Story: Karama Horne, Adam Serwer, Murewa Ayodele, Dr. Sheena C. Howard, Juni Ba
Art/Ink: Alitha E. Martinez, Todd Harris, Dotun Akande, Marcus Williams, Juni Ba
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg, Jordie Bellaire, Dee Cunniffe, Marcus Williams, Chris O’Halloran
Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Discover Terrifying Secrets of Monstrous Origins in The Approach #4

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Approach #4, the penultimate issue of a turbulent new horror series from writers Jeremy Haun and Jason A. Hurley, artists Jesús Hervás and Lea Caballero, colorist Brett Weldele, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, about a missing plane that mysteriously reappears after two decades and brings with it a sinister storm that’s much more than it seems. Available February 1, 2023.

To Mac and Abi’s horror, the monster grows in size with each victim it consumes! Amongst the carnage, one terrifying question remains…who or what brought this creature to their doorstep? Can they discover the secrets of its origins? And do they hold the key to stopping its hellish rampage?

The Approach #4 features main cover art by series creator Haun, and variant covers by acclaimed illustrators Megan Hutchison with Dee Cunniffe, and Corin Howell.

The Approach #4

Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance is some solid scifi!

500 years from now, a ring of cities will orbit high above the surface of a dead world, controlled by a ruling elite that maintains power through manipulation and brutality.

Story: Rants A. Hoseley, Neil Kleid
Art: Christopher Mitten
Color: Dee Cunniffe
Letterer: Troy Peteri

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Bad Karma #6 is available now on Panel Syndicate

Alex de Campi, Ryan Howe and Dee Cunniffe are back with the penultimate chapter of their action/thriller series Bad Karma! And just in time for the holidays!

Trouble follows Cheryl home, and Taneka too… Can Ethan and Sully save them, when they can’t even save themselves?

Sink into the series, and get Bad Karma #6 right now at Panel Syndicate for whatever price you want to pay, including zero!

Indigo Children launches a plot-twisting mystery in March 2023

From the critically-acclaimed creative team behind the smash-hit series YouthCurt Pires, Alex Diotto, and Dee Cunniffe—and up-and-comer Rockwell White comes an all-new, action-packed mystery/science-fiction series in the upcoming, Indigo Children. This ongoing series will launch in March from Image Comics.

The new series will also feature a lineup of exciting variant covers featuring artwork by Tyler Boss, Tula Lotay, and Jenny Frisson and the series has already been optioned for a feature film, currently in development from Alan Wake producer, Jeff Ludwig.

Radiant Black meets The Department of Truth in this epic new story that follows journalist Donovan Price as he hunts down the extraordinarily gifted Indigo Children after their mysterious disappearances fifteen years prior. 

Indigo Children #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 29.

Indigo Children #1
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