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Every Issue of Excellence Heads Back to Print

Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment has announced that every issue so far of the all-new fantasy action series Excellence by Khary Randolph and Brandon Thomas with colors by Emilio Lopez and letters by Deron Bennett will be rushed back to print in order to keep up with its growing demand. Issues #1-3 will be available this August.

Excellence introduces Spencer Dales, a young man born into a world of magic. His father belongs to a secret society of magicians ordered by their unseen masters to selflessly better the lives of others—those with greater potential. 

Now Spencer must follow in his father’s footsteps, but all he sees is a broken system in need of someone with the wand and the will to change it. But in this fight for a better future, who will stand beside him?  

Excellence #1, third printing (Diamond Code JUN198683), Excellence #2, second printing (Diamond Code JUN198684), Excellence #3, second printing (Diamond Code JUN198685) hit comic shops on Wednesday, August 28. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, August 5.

Excellence #1, third printing
Excellence #2, second printing
Excellence #3, second printing

Preview: Livewire #8

LIVEWIRE #8

Written by VITA AYALA
Art by KANO
Letters by SAIDA TEMOFONTE
Cover A by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Cover B by PAUL RENAUD
Cover C by RAHZZAH
Pre-Order Edition Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH with EMILIO LOPEZ
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 24th

Wanted fugitive Livewire reveals that the Psiot Security & Education Program is the evil organization OMEN to the world!

Will Phoebe Daniels choose to defend OMEN or go with Livewire and fight?

Find out in the climactic final issue of the second Livewire story arc, “Guardian”!

LIVEWIRE #8

Review: Excellence #2

Excellence #2

Excellence #2 continues the entertaining tale that began in the first issue. Mixing action with emotion it keeps the story focused while still revealing so much more.

The issue revolves around Spencer Dales as he deals with his grandmother’s illness. Spencer is convinced there’s magic that can help her. But, the use of it breaks the established rules. While what follows is a bit cliche, writer Brandon Thomas delivers a story that stands out.

Excellence might be a spin on magic in the modern world but underneath it’s about family and expectations of a father for his son. Thomas infuses that with emotion as we’re again shown Spencer’s life through flashbacks that explain his current attitude. He’s brash and headstrong and a character we’ve seen so many times before. But, there’s still something fun about it all. There’s something we all can relate to and that’s due to the comic’s focus on family.

Thomas is also able to use the narrow plotline to still introduce us to Aegis and this new world. The comic does an excellent job of giving us new details so that we can learn more about the rules and this secretive organization. That introduction also includes a character who is most likely the main antagonist.

The art by Khary Randolph is fantastic. Along with colorist Emilio Lopez and letterer Deron Bennett, the visuals pop and stand out as unique. The characters and world presented stand out as both grounded and magical. New takes on a simple thing like an elevator makes the comic really stand out as unique. There’s thought put into it all. Every detail, especially in the character designs, helps tell the story and help fully realize the world.

Excellence #2 is a solid read. The issue adds depth to a fantastical world. It also makes sure to keep the series focused on an emotional connection we can all relate to. This is a series that’s a must get.

Story: Brandon Thomas Art: Khary Randolph
Color: Emilio Lopez Letters: Deron Bennett
Story: Art: Overall: Recommendation:

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #12

The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #12

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Artist: Rags Morales
Colorist: Emilio Lopez
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99
Cover Artist: Rags Morales

Claudio and Ambellina’s assembled army nears a victory against Wilhelm Ryan, while Chase enables the Crowing to face the Creator for the first time.

Preview: The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #11

The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #11

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Artist: Rags Morales
Cover Artist: Rags Morales
Colorist: Emilio Lopez
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

Claudio and Ambellina’s assembled army nears a victory against Wilhelm Ryan, while Chase enables the Crowing to face the Creator for the first time.

Preview: Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #16

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #16

Story: Peter David Art: Will Sliney
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez
Executive Editor: Nick Lowe Editor: Devin Lewis Assistant Editor: Tom Groneman
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

DAMNATION TIE-IN!
• Ben Reilly is the Spider-Man who can’t die – the only spider to slip through Mephisto’s grasp time and again.
• But even the Scarlet Spider cannot avoid DAMNATION, and Mephisto’s obsession with the Parker clan may cost Ben more than his life…

Preview: Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #15

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #15

Story: Peter David Art: Will Sliney
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez
Executive Editor: Nick Lowe Editor: Devin Lewis Assistant Editor: Tom Groneman
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

DAMNATION TIE-IN!
• Hotel Inferno towers above the ruined Las Vegas skyline.
• BEN REILLY allies with new friends and old enemies to battle the forces of MEPHISTO – but what insidious deals has the demon struck?
• Can the people of Las Vegas – and Ben’s soul – be saved from DAMNATION?!

Preview: The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #10 (of 12)

The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #10 (of 12)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Artist: Rags Morales
Colorist: Emilio Lopez
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Rags Morales
Price: $3.99

The great battle outside Kalline is in full bloom, and Inferno and Mayo meet face-to-face on the battlefield.

Preview: The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #9 (of 12)

The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #9 (of 12)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Artist: Rags Morales
Cover Artist: Rags Morales
Colorist: Emilio Lopez
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

The final chapter begins as the Rebel Army begins their assault on Apity Prime, while Claudio and Ambellina find themselves face-to-face with Wilhelm Ryan.

Preview: The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #8 (of 12)

The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #8 (of 12)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Artist: Rags Morales
Colorist: Emilio Lopez
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Rags Morales, with colors by Emilio Lopez
Price: $3.99

The Grail Arbor, cloaked by invisibility, enters Apity-Prime’s atmosphere and readies a sneak attack on Ryan’s compound.

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