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Preview: Donald Duck: Nest of the Demonbirds

Donald Duck: Nest of the Demonbirds

Story: Lars Jensen, David Gerstein, Francois Corteggiani, Dick Matena
Art: Flemming Andersen, Daan Jippes, Ulrich Schroeder, Dick Matena, Jack Bradbury
Color: Egmont, Digikore Studios
Letterer: Travis Seitler, Nicole Seitler, Rome Simeon
Translation: Thad Komorowski

A feature-length Donald Duck tale with the Tamers of Nonhuman Threats, Duckburg’s top-secret paranormalist patrol. A must-read for Disney and sci-fi fans!

Ducks in space! Donald Duck rejoins the Tamers of Nonhuman Threats—and ends up trapped on an alien planet, beak-to-beak with feathered freaks! This epic two-part adventure, collected from Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #739–740, showcases Disney Comics sci-fi masters Lars Jensen and Flemming Andersen at their interstellar best!

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 96 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-133-5

Preview: Archie Halloween Spectacular #1

ARCHIE HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR #1

Script: Alex Simmons, Paul Kupperberg, Dexter Taylor
Art: Pat & Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios, Dexter Taylor, Rudy Lapick, Bill Yoshida, Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/11
24-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

Get ready for a Halloween SCARETACULAR featuring some of Archie’s most frighteningly fun stories!

Review: Elves Volume 2

The epic second installment in the Elves series, exploring the worlds and lives of the White Elves and the Half-Elves.

Immortal and wise, the White Elves dwell on secretive islands, far removed from men and the other races of elves. They protect all that could one day disappear—books, weapons, and even living creatures. When a White Dragon is spotted in the lands of men, the White Elves embark on a quest to capture it and bring it back to their islands . . . A quest with dramatic consequences for all involved.

With no country and no king, Half-Elves live in exile. Detested by the “pure” races, they are persecuted and imprisoned—if not simply eliminated at birth. But times change. Under the leadership of the Chosen One, an Elf-Man hybrid named Nah-Thaal, the time for the Great Assembly has come . . . Will Nah-Thaal be able to change the destiny of his persecuted race?

I never heard of Elves before being sent volume 2 and not being big on high fantasy I went into reading this volume with a few strikes against it. But, even with that hurdle to deal with, I came out the other end of Elves Volume 2 not only impressed but wondering how I’m not hearing more about this from the friends into fantasy, especially roleplaying games.

I knew nothing going into this so, I expected a continuation of some epic story but within it comes across more as two stories that are part of a greater world introducing you to two different Elf types and their epic tail. Each are allegories in their own ways and the stories are beyond epic.

The first is the tale of an Elf, unaware of his past, hunting a dragon. It’s a story the spans decades and then there’s the twist going from a story about a hunt for a dragon to one about being dissociated from one’s family and heritage. The second story is one about Half-Elfs and an omen about their having their own homeland. It too weaves and bobs with lots of twists are turns.

Originally a French comic, the volume is epic in many ways and feels much more dense than its $16.99 price tag indicates. This is a graphic novel that took me quite a while to read and though I received it for free to review, it’d feel well worth the price. This isn’t a quick breezy read, it’s high fantasy at some of its most entertaining (ie I enjoyed it and mostly dislike high fantasy). In two stories it lays out a world that feels like I could mine it for a fun roleplaying game adventure.

That’s helped by the art which is stunning to look at. Just absolutely beautiful for almost all of it and while there’s some quirks here and there with characters the book is beautiful to look at with worlds that feel though out and lived in.

I didn’t find out this was translated to after but now that makes sense as this graphic novel is unlike anything that’s released when it comes to “Western comics.” It’s packed with so much to read and look at, I’m beyond impressed with it. “Bang for your buck” is a term that feels like it’s often overused but this is a graphic novel where the phrase fits and then some. So many are releasing books that are more for less, this is a hell of an entertaining steal.

Story: Olivier Peru, Eric Corbeyran Art: Stephane Bileau, Jean-Paul Bordier
Color: Luca Merli, Digikore Studios
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Insight Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Archie Meets Ramones #1

ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES #1

Script: Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg
Art: Gisele Lagace, Ma. Victoria Robado, Digikore Studios
Cover: Gisele Lagace
Variant Covers: Veronica Fish, Francesco Francavilla, Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 10/5
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

Hey! Ho! Let’s go! America’s favorite teens cross paths with the original NYC punks in this extra-sized one-shot spectacular that is not to be missed!

When the Archies tank at the Riverdale High Battle of the Bands, a magical twist of fate sends them hurtling into the past—and face-to-face with none other than the Ramones! Can the legendary punks get the Archies to realize their own rock ‘n’ roll potential and find their way home? Probably not—but it’ll be a blitzkrieg bop of a journey, as the two bands bounce from 53rd and 3rd to Rockaway Beach in this must-read crossover from the writers of the best-selling ARCHIE MEETS KISS and WE CAN NEVER GO HOME with jaw-droppingly beautiful art from Gisele Lagace (“Occupy Riverdale”)!

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Preview: Archie’s Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest #22

ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #22

Script: Francis Bonnet
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Jack Morelli, Jim Amash, Digikore Studios
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/14
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

Archie wants to do something special for Betty’s birthday, so he decides to bake a cake—unfortunately, Archie’s never actually tried to bake a cake before! But how hard can it be? With his good pal Jughead by his side, he should be able to accomplish anything he sets his mind to. Providing, of course, that Jughead doesn’t eat everything before he even gets a chance to start baking! Will Archie give Betty the best birthday gift ever? Or is this plan a cake mistake? Find out in “Caketastrophe,” the fun lead story to this JUMBO-sized comics digest!

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Preview: World of Archie Comics Annual #62

WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL #62

Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Rex Lindsey, Digikore Studios
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/7
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

Archie, along with his furry friend Vegas and brainy buddy Dilton, are visiting Denny—a young, shy boy who Dilton has worked with to create his own website. Meanwhile, Vegas helps some shy, young friends of his own when he encounters some abandoned puppies left under a garbage dumpster in a rain storm. Can he find safety for these pups? How can Denny help? Find out in “Happiness is a Wagging Tail!” the heart-warming lead story to this comics annual!

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Preview: World of Archie Comics Double Digest #61

World of Archie Comics Double Digest #61

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 8/3
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

It’s the last weekend of summer and Archie has every intention of making the most out of his final day of freedom before school starts! There’s just one problem… The List! Archie’s dad gave him a list of chores at the beginning of the summer that he swore would be done before school started. Well, he’s out of summer and not a single chore has even been started, so Archie’s not going anywhere until he clears that list! Will he complete his chores in time to still have some fun, or will his last day of vacation be a real summer bummer? Find out in “The Endless List of Summer!” the fun lead story to this comics double digest.

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Preview: Pep Digital Vol. #178: Agents Betty & Veronica

PEP DIGITAL VOL. #178: AGENTS BETTY & VERONICA

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Barry Grossman, Jim Amash, Digikore Studios
Cover: Dan Parent, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 1/29
86-page, digital comic
$3.99 U.S.

Betty and Veronica are ready for some secret agent action! Join them as they use high-tech gadgets and karate kicks to save the day from the forces of evil! Can they rescue the kidnapped Archie from a mysterious foe?

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Preview: Archie 75 Series: Kevin Keller

ARCHIE 75 SERIES: KEVIN KELLER

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE
Script: Dan Parent, Paul Kupperberg
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 11/27
75-page, digital exclusive
$2.99 U.S.

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Kevin Keller, introduced in 2010, made a huge splash as he became Riverdale’s first openly gay resident. In this installment, we share some of the best and most pivotal stories from his series, from his first issue to his first kiss!

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Preview: Archie’s Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest #17

ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #17

Script: Tania Del Rio
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/25
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

Betty has surprised everyone with a new tradition for the Christmas season: a low-budget Secret Santa! Ok, that’s not that surprising, but here’s the twist… all of the gifts have to be hand-made! There’s nothing more heartfelt than a gift made by hand—unless, of course, if you’re all-thumbs! How will some of our not-so-crafty pals ‘n’ gals fare in this new holiday tradition? Find out in “Not-So-Secret Santas,” the all-new fun and festive lead story to this JUMBO-sized comics digest!

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