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Preview: Icon & Rocket: Season One #1

Icon & Rocket: Season One #1

Story: Reginald Hudlin
Art: Doug Braithwaite

Long ago, the stranded alien known as Arnus gave up hope of returning to his home planet. Tragically, he’d also realized that his adopted home of Earth was beyond saving. Content to waste away his long life in a human guise, Arnus was past caring…until the day a young woman named Raquel Ervin crashed into his life. Soon she’d convinced him to put his incredible power to work again as the heroic Icon…and to transform her into his sidekick, Rocket! But an innocent question on Rocket’s part—“Why can’t we do something about the drugs on my corner?”—quickly sets a chain of events in motion leading to the pair becoming the most hunted beings on Earth…and they’re not just being pursued by Earthlings, either!

Writer, director, and producer Reginald Hudlin (Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther?) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite unleash a tale of power and responsibility that will stretch from the boardrooms of corporate America to the jungles of South America and the depths of deep space! If you’ve ever thought there were certain things that a superhero story just couldn’t do, it might be time to start thinking differently…

Icon & Rocket: Season One #1

Review: The Lot #1

A new boss for a movie studio has arrived and discovered a mysterious lot that has been locked away for years. A lot that should remain locked away.

Story: Marguerite Bennett, Matt Kindt
Art: Renato Guedes, Doug Braithwaite
Color: Diego Rodriguez
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

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Review: ENIAC #4

ENIAC #4 wraps the series up in some interesting, but predictable, ways. Visually great but a bit of mixed quality as far as the story.

Story: Matt Kindt
Art: Doug Braithwaite, Doug Lapham
Color: Diego Rodriguez
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

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Marvel, Hermes Press, Harlequin, and Yen Press all have New Releases on comiXology

There are nine new releases available now on comiXology. You can get comics from Marvel, Harlequin, Hermes Press, and Yen Press. Get shopping now or check them out below.

Captivated By The Brooding Billionaire

Written by Rebecca Winters
Art by Atsuko Nakamura
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Desperately needing to get away, Abby takes a vacation to Europe and meets gorgeous Raoul. His sexy body and dark, brooding eyes instantly captivate her. While she’s staying at the winery that he operates, Abby can’t help but hope that Raoul might be her destined lover. But in order to get close to Raoul, she’ll first have to deal with his cruel aristocratic family!

Captivated By The Brooding Billionaire

Dethany and the Other Clique

Written by H.H. Glenn, Bill Holbrook
Art by Bill Holbrook
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“Dethany and the Other Clique is a graphic novel prequel to the hit comic strip series On the Fastrack, created by Bill Holbrook. The lighthearted, middle-grade reader follows the popular comic character Dethany Dendrobia as she navigates daily life in contemporary middle school.

The 128-page graphic novel’s humor spoofs the restrictiveness of a school’s culture of cliques by taking its social strata to absurd extremes. Upper elementary and middle-grade readers will enjoy the laughs along the way and cheer its ultimate celebration of individuality.”

Dethany and the Other Clique

Emma Frost Vol. 1: Higher Learning

Written by Karl Bollers
Art by Randy Green
Cover by Greg Horn
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Collects Emma Frost #1-6.

Learn the secret of how the Astonishing X-Men’s diamond-sculpted seductress, Emma Frost, became the formidable woman she is today. Witness the first time her mutant powers manifested, her difficulties at home and in school, and her early first love that explains how she blossomed from an innocent teenager into the wealthy, ruthless, feared and desired White Queen who has fought alongside and against the X-Men!

Emma Frost Vol. 1: Higher Learning

Incredible Hulk: Big Things

Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Doug Braithwaite, Mike Deodato Jr., Darick Robertson
Cover by Mike Deodato Jr.
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Collects Incredible Hulk (1999) #70-76.

All is revealed in this arc-including the identity of the man behind the sneering lips! When Banner awakens in a post-apocalyptic future, his problems are just beginning. The mastermind behind the plot that made him a fugitive has big plans for the Hulk. Plus: The Hulk goes toe-to-toe with the Invincible Iron Man in a classic super-hero showdown!

Incredible Hulk: Big Things

Incredible Hulk: Dead Like Me

Written by Garth Ennis, Bruce Jones
Art by Doug Braithwaite, John McCrea
Cover by Mike Deodato Jr.
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Collects Incredible Hulk (1999) #66-69, Hulk Smash (2001) #1-2.

There’s something big and nasty in the desert, and it’s cutting a bloody swath toward Dr. Bruce Banner – the man also known as the Incredible Hulk! As Banner marshals the monster within for his ultimate battle, he must be ready to confront a creature with intimate knowledge of his very soul.

Incredible Hulk: Dead Like Me

Incredible Hulk: Split Decisions

Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Mike Deodato Jr.
Cover by Mike Deodato Jr.
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Collects Incredible Hulk (1999) #60-65.

Still caught in a relentless conspiracy to capture him by a mysterious clandestine organization, the indomitable Hulk faces off against a new array of powerful abominations. Aided only by his old friend and foe, Doc Samson, and his mysterious benefactor – the enigmatic Mr. Blue (whose identity is at last revealed in its entirety) – the Hulk must fight to save both his life and reputation.

Incredible Hulk: Split Decisions

The Phantom: The Complete Sundays Vol. 9: 1966-1970

Written by Lee Falk
Art by Sy Barry
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“The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues!

The long anticipated ninth volume of the reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk’s full color Phantom Sundays continues! This volume continues the long awaited SY BARRY years of the Sunday stripes! Fans of The Ghost Who Walks have waited for years to have a complete series of full size hardcover volumes featuring the complete Phantom Sundays and this is the ninth book in the series. As with Hermes Press’ complete reprint of The Phantom dailies, this book contains every strip digitally reconstructed to perfection”

The Phantom: The Complete Sundays Vol. 9: 1966-1970

So I’m a Spider, So What? #51.2

Written by Okina Baba
Art by Asahiro Kakashi
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So I'm a Spider, So What? #51.2

Un Mari Pour La Vie

Written by Anne Mather
Art by Marito Ai
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Il y a deux ans, Rachel a surpris son mari, Ben, au lit avec la baby-sitter. Ben a même le culot de lui dire qu’il ne l’avait pas trompée ! Depuis, ils vivent séparément, mais voilà que le petit ami de Rachel lui propose d’emménager ensemble. Le temps semble venu pour Rachel de tourner la page, elle demande donc le divorce à Ben. Elle veut épouser Simon et s’installer avec lui pour le bien de sa petite fille, le seul souci est que… Ben refuse catégoriquement !

Un Mari Pour La Vie

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Review: ENIAC #3

The paranoia ramps up in ENIAC #3 and another twisted “heroic” story with a B-Side of The Hero Trade.

Story: Matt Kindt
Art: Doug Braithwaite, Doug Lapham
Color: Diego Rodriguez
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

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Review: ENIAC #3

ENIAC #3

ENIAC #3 continues the mission to stop an out-of-control artificial intelligence. But, it’s beyond the action that really stands out. It’s the paranoia that permeates throughout the storytelling that’ll keep readers at the edge of their seat.

For those catching up, ENIAC is the story of an artificial intelligence developed during World War II that has been growing its reach through the decades. Now, in modern times, it has launched a countdown until something. What that is is unknown. But, it’s expected to be bad. A team has been gathered to track down ENIAC and stop it from its mission. In the previous issue, we discovered that Fletcher’s mother was involved somehow and may hold the key to stopping ENIAC.

Writer Matt Kindt continues a great mix of storytelling in the issue. There’s a tense nature about it with a little bit of action but it’s really the setup before the confrontation. Kindt plants seeds in the reader’s mind forcing them to question some of what we know and where things are going. It’s all a bit too convenient and pre-ordained. Is ENIAC ahead of everyone or is there something else at play here?

A lot of those twists and reveals are fun but ENIAC #3 has some minor bumps in its storytelling. It’s a little too convenient that Fletcher’s mother is involved. The world is a bit too small in a way. But, with some teases and hints and one key moment, that might be part of the point of it all. There’s also the use of the Challenger Explosion which felt a little in poor taste. It could be the fact it’s an event I lived through and witnessed live on tv but it being a part of the narrative doesn’t quite work. The series has weaved real history in and out of its narrative for a while but this is the first time that has given me pause.

Doug Braithwaite’s art continues to impress. With color by Diego Rodriguez and lettering by Dave Sharpe, the issue lets it all hang out. There’s some solid emotion driven by the images and it’s use of nudity creates an interesting dynamic with the very tech driven nature of the series. There’s also some great perspectives in what’s delivered that brings a cinematic quality to the visuals. With beautiful color and sharp lettering, it all comes together with fantastic visuals that continue to shine and pop on the page.

The issue also features another B-side of The Hero Trade. Matt Kindt continues to deliver intriguing stories along with artist David Lapham. Each story has felt like something from The Twilight Zone or Tales from the Crypt and is beyond entertaining on its own. This one features the selling of parts of a missing superhero. Gruesome stuff and a twist that’s solid. My issue continues to be not with the quality but the disconnect between each story as far as focus. One is a techno-thriller, the other a horror story involving superheroes. The lack of theme is a bit head-scratching.

ENIAC #3 continues a quality series from Bad Idea. The production quality is excellent from the card cover to the quality of the paper within. It features a solid story with fantastic art. The series has its followers and deserves far more delivering the high-quality entertainment I’d expect from this creative team.

Story: Matt Kindt Art: Doug Braithwaite, David Lapham
Color: Diego Rodriguez Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy


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Review: ENIAC #2

The mission to take out ENIAC really begins but how do you stop a computer that’s five steps ahead?

Story: Matt Kindt
Art: Doug Braithwaite, Doug Lapham
Color: Diego Rodriguez
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

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Review: ENIAC #2

ENIAC #2

ENIAC delivered a solid debut with a story that mixed action and a bit of history. The combination felt like a story that came from the headlines but with a fantastical spin. ENIAC #2 delivers more of the same quality with an issue that features more history and a lot of action.

Matt Kindt does a nice balancing act of a story that feels like classic 80s action films. But, mixed in the clichés and explosions is some history and 90s paranoia. ENIAC #2 delivers a story about technology gone wrong. ENIAC is loose and counting down to something which has forced a crack squad to attempt to destroy the computer. What we learn is ENIAC is far more advanced than we first expected. The computer isn’t just toying with life but also delivering peace as well. It has created the balance and safety that social systems like Marxism promised. The computer has achieved what humans could not. But, at what price?

Kindt delivers a wrinkle in that way. The series could easily be a countdown to destruction, much like the latter half of Wargames. But, with this new bit of information we’re challenged to debate if ENIAC is all that bad. ENIAC #2 creates a bit of a gray area for our villain. It also throws up a huge question mark for readers to questions the motives surrounding its destruction. Is this computer really a threat? We assumed the countdown would lead to destruction. What if it would bring peace to the world instead? Isn’t that as much a threat to leaders?

Dough Braithwaite’s art continues to be top-notch. It dances between the past and present with a detail and look that’s fantastic. Diego Rodriguez delivers colors and Dave Sharpe the lettering. The look of the comic balances that action vibe with that of horror. ENIAC #2 really is an action-horror story. Numerous images deliver a shock while others increase the tension as you wonder who will survive or what might explode. The art nails down the tension that Kindt’s story sets up.

Kindt also delivers a backup story with artist David Lapham. “The Bloody Mess” feels like a solid Twilight Zone addition. The story is about a husband who crawls out of a shallow grave only to be accused of killing his wife. The mystery zigs and zags and leaves you guessing until the very end. Its punchline is a direction that’s unexpected. The only downside is the story doesn’t match in “tone” to the main feature creating a combination that’s a bit disjointed. They’re both quality stories though.

ENIAC #2 is a great second issue. The series is a hell of a start and high bar for new publisher Bad Idea. It mixes solid action with a techno-thriller mixed in with a little bit of horror. The combination is a fresh take on a classic concept. The series may be hard to get being limited to a couple hundred comic shops but it’s one that’s well worth seeking out.

Story: Matt Kindt Art: Doug Braithwaite, David Lapham
Color: Diego Rodriguez Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy


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Bad Idea in June 2021 includes Tankers #2 and ENIAC #4

TANKERS #2

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Cover by LEWIS LaROSA with LAURA MARTIN
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
THREE ISSUES | BI-MONTHLY

$5.99 EACH  |  40 PGS.  |  RATED: T+  |  ON SALE JUNE 2, 2021

The CEO of global energy conglomerate Greenleaf Oil has just discovered a terrifying secret: the planet only has a decade or less of petroleum left before it’s gone forever. But he has a plan to make sure his great-great grandchildren can continue to generate maximum shareholder value – and secure his own legacy in the process. Rather than develop a game-changing renewable energy source through the power of corporate innovation, Greenleaf has perfected the next best thing – time travel (duh) – so that a team of six field-rat contractors armed to the teeth in individually customized mech suits can go back to the Cretaceous Period, tweak the trajectory of the meteor that killed the dinosaurs, and give mankind another 500 millennia worth of oil reserves. What could go wrong? Only all of human history, of course – because when Greenleaf’s team of Tankers come home, they’ll discover that not only did the dinosaurs never die out, they’ve kept evolving for another 60 million years…and they’re more pissed off than ever.

Bone-shredding destruction! Wanton corporate malfeasance! Reckless use of industrial machinery! And lots and lots of ammunition. Like a Saturday morning cartoon that’s run irresponsibly over-budget, New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Justice League), blockbuster artist Juan Jose Ryp (Wolverine), and colorist extraordinaire Andrew Dalhouse (The Multiversity Guidebook) are here to take all of our insecurities about mankind’s most self-destructive impulses and turn them up until the knob snaps off with the second of THREE MEGA-SIZED ISSUES SHIPPING BIMONTHLY (that means every other month, don’t look it up).

ENIAC #4

Written by  MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Cover by LEWIS LaROSA with DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
PLUS: An All-New HERO TRADE story as a BAD IDEA B-SIDE
FOUR ISSUES  |  MONTHLY  
$3.99 EACH  |  40 PGS.  |  RATED T+  |  ON SALE June 2, 2021

Seventy-seven years ago, the United States unlocked the key to defeating the Axis powers, but, in their desperation to end the war, accidentally created a far more powerful threat: ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer). Designed to be a cutting-edge breakthrough in supercomputing that could deliver a decisive victory to the Allies, ENIAC did just that…by ordering the bombing Nagasaki without human consent or approval. A fully autonomous A.I free from the bounds of programming or morality, ENIAC spent the decades since manipulating global superpowers from the shadows, secretly shaping everything we thought we knew about the history of the geopolitical order. And, throughout it all, one classified question has plagued presidents and prime ministers, generals and spymasters alike: “What is ENIAC planning next?”

Now, after years of silence, ENIAC has re-emerged with a 72-hour countdown until it unleashes every weapon in Earth’s atomic arsenal. Its motives? Unknowable to humankind. Its endgame? Destruction on an unthinkable scale. As ENIAC’s clock rockets toward zero, it’s down to two covert operatives to infiltrate a Russian black site and free the one man alive who knows how to kill the machine…before it erases mankind, once and for all.

Review: ENIAC #1

It’s finally here! Bad Idea has launched with ENIAC #1. But, after so long, does it live up to hype and expectations? Here’s a hint… it does.

Story: Matt Kindt
Art: Doug Braithwaite, Doug Lapham
Color: Diego Rodriguez
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

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