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Preview: Rick and Morty Presents: Pickle Rick #1

Rick and Morty Presents: Pickle Rick #1

(W) Delilah Dawson, (A) CJ Cannon, (C) Brittany Peer, (CA) A: CJ Cannon with Joshua Perez, B: Benjamin Dewey
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor—Price: $4.99—Page Count: 40

The biggest pickle-sized character in pop culture comes to comics! In this reimagined version, written by Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars) and with art from series artists CJ Cannon and Brittany Peer, Rick gets out of some much-needed family therapy time by inventing a fruit gun, which he uses on himself, and things go…poorly. Yes, cucumbers are fruits! Plus, Jaguar’s back and he’s on a mission to save his daughter.

Rick and Morty Presents: The Vindicators #1 Has Sold Out of its First Printing

This month’s launch of Rick and Morty Presents: The Vindicators #1 found comic books shops and buyers getting schwifty! Upon the first printing of the new Rick and Morty one-shot, copies on the print run were sold out almost immediately, requiring a second print run, which will go on sale April 11thRick and Morty Presents: The Vindicators #1 sketch cover variant was also made available to attendees of Emerald City Comic Con.

The all-new Rick and Morty Presents is a quarterly series of one-shot comics. Learn the secret stories and hidden pasts of your favorite Rick and Morty characters, with each issue focusing on a different character of the franchise, including: The Vindicators written by J. Torres (#1),  Krombopulos Michael written by Daniel Mallory Ortberg (#2), Sleepy Gary written by Magdalene Visaggio (#3), and Pickle Rick written by Delilah Dawson (#4). All issues will be illustrated by CJ Cannon, colored by Nick Filardi, and lettered by Crank!

In Rick and Morty Presents: The Vindicators #1, we explore the twisted and bombastic history of THE VINDICATORS in an all-out superhero comics extravaganza. Read in amazement as the superhero team travels through dimensions to recruit other heroes to defeat a villain of their own making. Gasp in shock and awe as the plot twists and previously irrelevant characters revive from the dead! Frown in frustration as you forget the complicated backstory of suddenly important mythic items! And most of all… WUBBA LUBBA DUB DUB!

Rick and Morty Presents: The Vindicators #1 will also be available at C2E2, in Chicago, April 6-8th.

Rick and Morty Presents is a New Quarterly Series Launching in March

Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty get back in the panels with an all-new Rick and Morty Presents quarterly series of one-shot comics, beginning with the first of four 40-page issues. Learn the secret stories and hidden pasts of your favorite Rick and Morty characters, with each issue focusing on a different side character of the franchise, including: The Vindicators written by J. Torres (#1), Krombopulos Michael written by Mallory Ortberg (#2), Sleepy Gary written by Mags Visaggio (#3), and Pickle Rick and Jaguar written by Delilah Dawson (#4). All issues will be illustrated by CJ Cannon, colored by Nick Filardi, and lettered by Crank!

Rick and Morty Presents: The Vindicators explores the twisted and bombastic history of THE VINDICATORS in an all-out superhero comics extravaganza. Read in amazement as the superhero team travels through dimensions to recruit other heroes to defeat a villain of their own making. Gasp in shock and awe as the plot twists and previously irrelevant characters revive from the dead! Frown in frustration as you forget the complicated backstory of suddenly important mythic items! And most of all… WUBBA LUBBA DUB DUB! Alternate issue #1 cover by Caitlin Rose Boyle.

Rick and Morty Presents: The Vindicators is scheduled for release March 7, 2018, with the subsequent issues releasing in June, September, and November 2018.

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny Comic Books Coming in 2018 from IDW Publishing

Fans who took their first step into a larger world with Star Wars Adventures are destined to love Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny. IDW Publishing and Lucasfilm are collaborating on a new series further exploring the comic book adventures of Star Wars for all ages— Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny is a weekly comic book series that will star such popular Star Wars heroines as LeiaReyPadméAhsoka, and Hera along with the newest stars from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rose and Paige.

Just as exciting are the talented creators who will be bringing these beloved characters’ stories to life, including an impressive roster of female writers from across the galaxy: Delilah S. DawsonElsa CharretierBeth RevisJody Houser, and Devin Grayson.

Art and covers will be provided by Elsa Charretier, Arianna Florean, Eva Widermann, Valentina Pinto, and Nicoletta Baldari. Charretier will also contribute five interconnected variant covers, which combine to create an iconic Forces of Destiny image. Collectible animation cell variant covers will be available from your retailer, as will a super-rare variant by Annie Wu.

May the Force(s) be with you this January when Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny arrives weekly!

BOOM! Studios Returns to the Mile-High City for Denver Comic Con

BOOM! Studios has announced it will exhibit at the sixth annual Denver Comic Con, which will take place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, during the weekend of June 30 – July 2. The publisher will set up at booth #1146.

At Denver Comic Con, BOOM! Studios will have limited quantities available for purchase of two con exclusive variant covers for the Lumberjanes 2017 Special: Faire and Square (cover by Carolyn Nowak) and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #15 (cover by Jamal Campbell). In addition, creators Sam Sykes (writer, Brave Chef Brianna), Kyle Higgins (writer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and Jamal Campbell (cover artist, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) will be headquartered at the BOOM! Studios booth all weekend.

Other BOOM! Studios creators attending Denver Comic Con include Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle), Ian McGinty (Adventure Time), Jim Campbell (Over the Garden Wall), Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes), and Frank Cho (Skybourne).

Denver Comic Con (DCC) is a 3-day, family-friendly pop culture fan extravaganza, featuring the best in pop culture entertainment. DCC is a program of the Colorado nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom, whose mission is to inspire a love of learning, to increase literacy, celebrate diversity and build community through pop culture education. The proceeds from this annual event benefit Pop Culture Classroom’s overall educational endeavors.

Preview: Ladycastle #1 (of 4)

Ladycastle #1 (of 4)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artist: Ashley A. Woods
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Ashley A. Woods
Intermix Cover: Elsa Chatterier
FOC Variant Cover: Yao Xiao
Price: $3.99

Novelist Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon, As Wicked as She Wants, Wake of Vultures) brings her first original series to comics, and is joined by breakthrough illustrator Ashley A. Woods (Niobe: She Is Life) for a rollicking fantasy adventure featuring women reclaiming their lives on their terms.

When King Mancastle and his mighty vassals ride off on crusade, the women left behind are not at all put out—that’s a lot less armor polishing for them to do. Of course, when the men get themselves eaten by a dragon and leave a curse that attracts monsters to the castle…well, the women take umbrage with that.

Now the blacksmith’s wife Merinor is King, Princess Aeve is the Captain, and the only remaining (and least capable) knight Sir Riddick is tasked with teaching the ladies of the castle how to fight, defend, build, and do all manner of noisy things the men had been doing while the women assumed they were just drunk.

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Review: Ladycastle #1

ladycastleLadycastle #1 opens up as a more punk rock take on the classic Rapunzel fairy tale with Princess Aeve singing semi-demonically while locked in the castle until her father, the hilariously named Mancastle, returns with a princely husband. Her kind of, sort of best friend is the black smith Merinor, who ends up becoming king when Mancastle and his men are cursed because they were to cheap to pay a wizard’s bridge toll, and EZ-Pass is millennia from being invented. Writer Delilah Dawson and artist Ashley Woods weave an enchanting tale of awesome haircuts, badass training montages, and female empowerment as BOOM! adds yet another fun all ages book to their stable.

Even though it features the sword fighting, armor, and all the trapping of knights and war, Ladycastle #1 is an unabashedly piece of utopian fiction. Dawson and Woods plot out a kind of ideal society with Merinor at the helm with everyone sharing equally in the fighting, food gathering, and other chores while the rank of knight is open to all the young women, not just the aristocracy. Later, in the issue, Dawson and Woods put their money where their mouth is and have Merinor and company take a more creative and symbiotic approach to in most comics or movies would be a big damn fight scene. This is where the character of Riddick comes in handy as he speaks or acts out fantasy tropes, which are instantly subverted in a feminist manner like Merinor wielding ladycastleinteriorthe magical sword because she works with weapons instead of the usual old knight deal or stops himself when he realizes how sexist the original code of chivalry was.

Ashley Woods brings a unique art style to Ladycastle that is part Legend of Korra, part hand drawn Disney animation with some twisted fantasy elements like Aeve turning into serpents or rocking out to the anarchy symbol in the opening “musical number”. She also gives the characters of Ladycastle a variety of body types, skin colors, and hairstyles, and it’s awesome in general to see a woman of color drawing a fantasy series when that genre is often dominated by white male power fantasies. To go with her diverse range of characters, glistening armor, and entertaining montages, Woods brings the trippiness with her color palettes as bright pinks and yellows pop up any time something magical or cursed appears.

Instead of going straight into picaresque adventures, like Princeless for example, Ladycastle #1 stays in the bounds of its world and explores what makes a good society. It’s like Plato’s Republic, but sub out the philosopher king patriarchy for a badass matriarchy. Plus there’s a dash of comedy and ye olde English from Delilah Dawson, some beautiful vistas from Ashley Woods, and Aeve and her sister-turned-squire Gwyneff have an adorably combative relationship. The comic is loads of fun, and I wish the real world were a lot more like Ladycastle.

Story: Delilah Dawson Art: Ashley Woods
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

NYCC 2016: BOOM! Teases Delilah S. Dawson and Ashley A. Woods Project

In their run up to New York Comic Con 2016, BOOM! Studios is excited to tease an upcoming original project with novelist Delilah S. Dawson and artist Ashley A. Woods, coming in January!

Check out the teaser below, featuring a peek at the cover art by Elsa Charretier.

Delilah S. Dawson is an established author, having recently written Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon, a tie-in title in the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens series. Under the pseudonym Lila Bowen, she is also known for Wake of Vultures, which is the first volume in “The Shadow” series about a reluctant, dynamic heroine in the Wild West who soon finds herself on the run from monsters. Her YA book, HIT, is about a teen who is forced to become an assassin in order to pay back a debt.

Ashley A. Woods is known for Niobe: She is Life with writers Amandla Stenberg (“The Hunger Games”) and Sebastian A. Jones, about a young, black warrior woman on a journey of self-discovery, as well as work on Erathune and APB: Artists Against Police Brutality. She is also working on a short story for Past the Last Mountain by Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

BOOM! will be revealing more information about the new project after New York Comic Con.

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Preview: Boo! Halloween Stories Vol. 2 #1

Boo! Halloween Stories Vol. 2 #1

Writers: RJ White, Dylan Todd, Gloria Reynolds, Leonard Pierce, Matt Smigiel, Jon Morris, Delilah Dawson, Chris Sims, Ken Lowery, Manning Krull, Sean Poppe, Scott Faulkner, Benito Cereno
Artists: Kelly Tindall, Matt Digges, Gloria Reynolds, Adam Eatson, Matt Smigiel, Joel Carroll, Matthew Allen Smith, Andy Hirsch, Shawn McGuan, Manning Krull, Sean Poppe, Erica Henderson, Scott Faulkner, Jordan Witt, Jon Morris
Colorist: Pete Toms
Price: $1.99
Pages: 67
Rating: 12+

Last year’s creeps and ghoulies are back for another round of macabre tales so frightening you’ll have to say BOO! Eleven all-new stories, pinups, and more, including the chance to win a page of original art!

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Preview: BOO! Halloween Stories #3

BOO! Halloween Stories #3

Writers: Delilah Dawson, Eric M. Esquivel, Andrew Ihla
Art: Chris Haley, Joe Hunter, Nathan Massengill, Jon Morris
Colorist: Joe Hunter
$.99
Pages: 28
Rating: 12+

The first-ever reality show for horror hosts heats up as one contestant is on the loose and five more are in deadly peril, plus three all-new weird tales of terror and fright!

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