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Preview: Tyson Hesse’s Diesel: Ignition OGN TP

Tyson Hesse’s Diesel: Ignition OGN TP

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Tyson Hesse
Artist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artist: Tyson Hesse
Price: $14.99

The first-ever original graphic novel spawning out of Tyson Hesse’s Diesel, Hesse’s popular “punk motif”-inspired, coming-of-age story about Diandra “Dee” Diesel, her mysterious flying engine, and the airship colony she lives on, Peacetowne.

When a long-lost army suddenly appears from beneath the clouds, one impulsive decision made by Dee will change her destiny forever.

With only her broken-down robot companion and a mysterious flying engine to help her, Dee is sent on a sky-bound journey that will take her from the darkest wastelands below the clouds to the brightest capital of her world.

Her greatest challenge will be to look beyond her family legacy and create a destiny of her own choosing.

Tyson Hesse’s (Amazing World of Gumball, Bravest Warriors) visually stunning graphic novel examines the importance of family, responsibility, and heroism, all set in a grand, new world!

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Review: Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1

Diesel1Beneath all of the funny, creative, and interesting characters and environments, which is more than enough in most comics, Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1 creates a deeply rich world with enough intrigue and mystery to be the beginning of an incredible series.

The story opens with Dee Diesel, a young woman who is only a day away from turning eighteen years old and inheriting her father’s flying mobile community called Peacetowne. This inheritance causes her to try and use power that no one believes she has, in an attempt to legitimize herself as the future captain she hopes to be. But, she receives no respect from anyone on board the ship and this is the center of every interaction in the story; and these interactions are legitimately hilarious. The interplay between Dee, and the current captain, Cap Wells, whose job Dee desires, is particularly funny in how oblivious Dee seems to be about how easily the captain pushes off her demands and cries for power. Watching Dee casually send Cap Wells into a rage is an absolute delight. Although, the heart of the story really stems from Dee trying to find her worth under the the shadow of the legacy that her father and family members left behind. It is a powerful underlying theme but, nothing that takes away from the more aloof and comical situations that seem to fill the majority of the early pages. The ending also adds a strong bit off drama and mystery surrounding where her father is and how safe Peacetowne truly is, as Diesel’s world grows from one mobile community to a much larger world full of potential for exploration.

The artwork does a phenomenal job making all of the comedy and action truly work. The facial expressions are astounding in how well they can convey the perfect mannerism or emotion. In many panels, the funniest part is not the dialogue but, the silent reactions that one character has with another. The action scenes, while less prevalent, are by no means less well done. There is a sense of intensity and tension within every action panel and even the more intimate moments have a purpose and energy, driving the narrative forward.

Overall, this is a great first issue that builds interesting characters with a great sense of mystery and tension surrounding the life of Dee Diesel. The main problem with the series, is that it is only going to be four issues long.

Story: Tyson Hesse Art: Tyson Hesse
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

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

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Batman #44 CoverWednesdays 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!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

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

Alex

Top Pick: Ninjak #7 (Valiant): Over the past few months I have been devouring anything that Valiant has been producing, and pretty much all of it has been as good as I hoped it would be. I quite enjoyed the last issue’s (slightly) slow build up, and I can’t wait for this issue.

Batman #44 (DC Comics): Although I think it’s only a matter of time before Bruce Wayne dons the cape and cowl again, I’m looking forward to seeing Jock take on the Dark Knight. The only thing stopping this issue from being my top pick this week? The $4.99 price tag.

Unity #22 (Valiant): I’m actually looking forward to this for a slightly different reason; I haven’t been reading Unity – yet – because the comic has been in the middle of a story arc. This issue marks the finale of that arc, so I’ll be able to pick it up in trade form, and begin reading Unity with issue #23. Oh yes. More Valiant.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire #1 (Marvel) – It begins here! Bridging the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, this series takes us past the destruction of the second Death Star into a world with a shattered Empire. Courtesy of writer Greg Rucka!

Bitch Planet #5 (Image Comics) – After a hiatus that was too long, this series that tackles social issues in the form of a prison exploitation story is back. Hopefully the break has not diminished it’s excellence, but it’s near the top of my “to read” pile for the week.

Rebels #6 (Dark Horse) – Writer Brian Wood continues to bring us an entertaining and gripping look at the Revolutionary War, mixing in a bit of the philosophy behind it.

Starve #4 (Image Comics) – The world is messed up and the television show Starve mixes a celebrity chef cooking competition with excess. The characters are fascinating, and the underlying message of the series could be debated about for some time. A big middle finger to the Food Channel and all of the cooking competition shows out there.

TET #1 (IDW Publishing) – 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? This crime/romance story set at the height of the Vietnam War and the decades that followed sounds too interesting to not read.

 

Elana

Top Pick (tie): Bitch Planet #5 (Image Comics) – Probably the most important comic being made today in terms of the issues it explores like social enforcement of gender roles, racism and the prison system. In some ways it’s been a slow burn developing the story (in part because of the pace of the releases, not that it hasn’t been worth the wait). Yet the worldbuilding already feels so fleshed out. That’s probably because this dystopia is far too much like the real world of today. No wonder the series has such a loyal following.

Top Pick (tie): Phonogram the Immaterial Girl #2 (Image Comics) – Music is magic in Phonogram. Creators Gillen and McKelvie are masters at building fantastical metaphors for growing up and developing your sense of self that feel more real then any more “realist” or literal narative could ever be.

Our protagonist, Emily used her powers to exile her depressed teenage psyche to the netherverse beyond the mirror. While this gave her the hard exterior to become the Poptomistisn embracing maven she is today it also makes her past self her own worst enemy.

Last issue ended with Emily’s sad old self dragging her into Aha’s legendary “Take On Me” video video behind the screen of her TV. How will she escape? (Read my review of issue 1. A new essay is on its way)

Catwoman #44 (DC Comics) – Last issue ended on a huge cliffhanger. Will either of the series’ two Catwomen- Eiko and Selina survive? That was a serious fall. And have you seen the stunning Kevin Wada cover of our two Catwomen tangoing? Meow.

Gotham Academy #10 (DC Comics) – Easily one of DC comics’ best books. The cast of characters and art are utterly charming. But the story also delves into real emotional turmoil that kids will recognize (& older readers will look back on and remember). The book is perfect on the perifery of the Bat world but requires no knowledge of Batman related comics to enjoy.

The Michael Moorcock Library Volume 2: The Sailors on the Seas of Fate HC Vol. 2 (Titan Comics) – This is not Conan. This is not Red Sonja. This is trippy as hell! This is the second volume of a brand new reprinting of Roy Thomas, P. Craig Russell, and Michael T. Gilbert’s take on Michael Moorcock’s fantasy epic, Elric of Melniboné. While the story is quintessential 70s psychedelic sword and sorcery if you haven’t delved specifically into Moorcock’s works before it will feel utterly new to you. The work that was inspired by it is not like it. So treat yourself to this beautiful volume.

 

Kenny

Top Pick: Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1 (BOOM! Studios) – The fantastical sky pirating world of Diesel has had me excited to read it since I first heard about it weeks ago. Now, that I finally have the chance to get my hands on it I could not be more thrilled.

Batman #44 (DC Comics) – The safest pick coming out of DC right now is Batman because it has been so constantly good in the hands of Scott Snyder. And, adding one of my favorite artists Jock into the mix makes this a must read.

Catwoman #44 (DC Comics) – Catwoman has been one of the pleasant surprises of the last few months, creating a really intriguing and exciting crime drama. I cannot stop myself from watching Selina’s criminal empire crumble and after the events in issue 43 I have to know what comes next.

Holy F*cked #1 (Action Lab – Danger Zone) – If you just want some utterly ridiculous fun while reading comics then you need to check out Holy F*cked. It is an absolute blast.

 

Mr. H

Top Pick: Batman #44 (DC Comics) – Snyder and Jock team reunited for a one off that shows Bruce back in the cowl and gives us an insight to the origin tale of Mr. Bloom. Yes I may miss Capullo for one month but this should be great!

Action Comics #44 (DC Comics) – Truth comes to an end. Will all the answers set us free? Only Kuder and Co. know.

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #5 (Marvel Comics) – I am very pumped for this one. Now that they got through the prodding first few issues, last month really turned up the heat. We get Spidey and Annie May side by side fighting for survival of their world. I cannot wait! Let’s see that Parker luck in full force!

TMNT Color Classics Series 3 #9 (IDW Publishing) – Turtles. Color. Classics. Always there.

 

Paul

Top Pick: Siege #3 (Marvel) – One of my favourite titles to come out of Secret Wars.  Abigail Brand is front and center, defending the SHIELD in a never ending battle from the hordes that would lay waste to Battleworld.  Issue #2 ended with Abigail seeing a familiar face leading the charge against her…can’t wait to see this go down.

A-Force #4 (Marvel) – A mysterious new ally!  A traitor in their ranks!  And the Thors are on their way to uphold the laws of Doom.  She-Hulk has fought hard for Arcadia…is she about to lose everything?  Looking forward to finding out!  This has been a fun book from the start that hasn’t disappointed.

Civil War #4 (Marvel) – Issue #3 showed us a third party pulling strings in this civil war…and the Punishers are just too damn cool.  Iron Man and Captain America are getting desperate…will either one stand victorious?  This has been a surprise hit with me; I’ve really enjoyed seeing these characters in what seems like a ‘What If?’ story.  It doesn’t feel like a tie in book, but more of a fast forward if the war went on.  If you’re not reading this one, what are you waiting for?

Preview: Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1 (of 4)

Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1 (of 4)

Imprint: BOOM! Box
Writer: Tyson Hesse
Artist: Tyson Hesse

Dee Diesel isn’t very good at anything. The daughter of the late Tungston Diesel, she has yet to live up to her father’s great reputation. Her rival has inherited control of her family’s airship and left Dee the only job she’s qualified for: working in a two-bit garage. But all that changes when a mysterious flying engine crashes into Dee’s life and takes her on a journey through the skies.

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BOOM! Box Gets Airborne with Tyson Hesse’s Diesel

BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, takes to the skies for adventure this September with Tyson Hesse’s Diesel. Hop aboard the airship Peacetowne as Tyson Hesse brings readers an original coming-of-age fantasy in the vein of Amulet and Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle.

In the series: Dee Diesel isn’t very good at anything. The daughter of the late Tungston Diesel, she has yet to live up to her father’s great reputation. Her rival has inherited control of her family’s airship and left Dee the only job she’s qualified for: working in a two-bit garage. But all that changes when a mysterious flying engine crashes into Dee’s life and takes her on a journey through the skies.

Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on September 9th with a main cover by series artist Tyson Hesse for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUL151092. Also available in a limited quality is a 10 Years incentive cover by Lucy Knisley, and a retailer incentive cover by Yuko Ota.

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is August 17th.

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