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Preview: Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors – All Hail the King #5

Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors – All Hail the King #5

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening
In Shops: Feb 08, 2023
SRP: $3.99

It’s King Caesar and Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah for the fate of the world! Both humanity and the would-be conquerors, the Xiliens, are watching the battle with great interest. But even if Godzilla and King Caesar beat King Ghidorah, can they resist the urge to throw down with each other? Of course they can’t! But the citizens of Tokyo still better hope their fight is a short one! All Hail the King ends here!

Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors – All Hail the King #5

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures #4

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures #4

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Tim Lattie
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $3.99

During an excursion above the sewers, Splinter is injected with a miniaturized device designed by Baxter Stockman. As his sensei grows weaker, Donatello investigates and discovers Splinter is being attacked from the inside by microscopic mousers! Initial attempts to combat this infection fail, so Donatello makes the only rational decision: to shrink himself and the other Turtles down and fight the micro-mousers head on! Can the Turtles save Splinter? Or will they all fall to the tiny invaders? Find out in the fourth exhilarating episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures, “Big Trouble in Master Splinter”!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures #4

Preview: Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors – All Hail the King #4

Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors – All Hail the King #4

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening
In Shops: Jan 11, 2023
SRP: $3.99

Ghidorah is about to attack Tokyo. Cedric and his friends know they need to call on Godzilla for help, but will the King of the Monsters listen and return for a rematch against Ghidorah? And has Godzilla healed enough to put up a fight? What if it hasn’t? That’s where new friend Karen comes in: she’s able to call another monster… another king. From the shores of Okinawa, King Caesar is summoned to help humanity! It’s the penultimate chapter of All Hail the King!

Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors – All Hail the King #4

Preview: Potions Inc. Vol. 1

Potions Inc. Vol. 1

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Stelladia (CA) Natasha Alterici
In Shops: Dec 28, 2022
SRP: $17.99

The call of adventure always seems to hang up whenever Randelgast Jones tries to answer it, leaving him facing the dull future of working in his family’s successful potion shop. But when a powerful artifact is stolen from his parents and puts them under a terrible curse, Ran finally gets the quest he’s been after his whole life. He and his siblings set off to find the missing artifact – and its trail leads them from their homeland of Primaterra to the very strange realm of… Seattle, Washington. 1992. Collects issues #1-5.

Potions Inc. Vol. 1

Preview: Potions Inc. Vol. 1

Potions Inc. Vol. 1

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Stelladia (CA) Natasha Alterici
In Shops: Dec 28, 2022
SRP: $17.99

The call of adventure always seems to hang up whenever Randelgast Jones tries to answer it, leaving him facing the dull future of working in his family’s successful potion shop. But when a powerful artifact is stolen from his parents and puts them under a terrible curse, Ran finally gets the quest he’s been after his whole life. He and his siblings set off to find the missing artifact – and its trail leads them from their homeland of Primaterra to the very strange realm of… Seattle, Washington. 1992. Collects issues #1-5.

Potions Inc. Vol. 1

Preview: Lady Hel #4

Lady Hel #4

Writer: Erik Burnham
Artist: Zhengis Tasbolatov
Covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Geebo Vigonte (B), Mike Mahle (C), Daniel Maine (D), Cosplay / Rachel Hollon (E)
32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

LADY HEL IS BACK ON HER THRONE – AND NOW, HER ENEMIES ARE GOING TO PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE!
Lady Hel is back in Helheim at last, and facing off with those who tried to steal everything from her: her power, her throne, and her place in the universe. It’s a good thing for them that Hel doesn’t hold a grudge, right? Wait, who are we kidding – of course she holds a grudge, and Lady Hel is going to take out her rage on those who made the mistake of crossing her! It’s the epic finale to Lady Hel’s first solo miniseries!

Lady Hel #4

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Saturday Morning Adventures #3

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Saturday Morning Adventures #3

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Tim Lattie
In Shops: Dec 21, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Casey Jones may not be souped up with mutagen ooze, but even without ninja skills and a half shell, he holds his own as a hero. So imagine everyone’s surprise when stopping a burglary at a top-secret R&D lab leaves Casey imbued with superpowers! Emboldened by his new gift, Casey takes on NYC’s criminal element to great effect. The problem is his new powers are wreaking havoc on the city’s power grid! Can the TMNT talk Casey into giving up his powers, or will they have to take them by force?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Saturday Morning Adventures #3

Preview: Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors – All Hail the King #3

Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors – All Hail the King #3

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening
In Shops: Dec 07, 2022
SRP: $3.99

The Xiliens, looking for a countermeasure against Godzilla, have managed to find the resting place of another monster: the three-headed dragon King Ghidorah. Using their advanced technology, they awaken the great beast and set it on a worldwide rampage that eventually gets the attention of the King of the Monsters. Godzilla and King Ghidorah clash, as monsters do, and the results of that fight may not be good for anyone-human or Xilien!

Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors – All Hail the King #3

Preview: Army of Darkness vs. Reanimator: Necronomicon Rising #5

Army of Darkness vs. Reanimator: Necronomicon Rising #5

Writer: Erik Burnham
Artist: Eman Casallos
Covers: Tony Fleecs (A), Christopher Mitten (B), Arthur Suydam (C), Stuart Sayger (D)
32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

IT’S THE FINAL FACEOFF, AND ONLY ONE WILL WALK AWAY IN ONE PIECE!
This issue: Our incredible conclusion is here! It’s all come down to this as Herbert and Ash duel to the very end, and you can bet your Ash that there’s gonna be a portal involved, ‘cuz the Necronomicon loves to screw with the Chosen One in the worst possible ways! Writer Erik Burnham is joined by returning Dynamite artist Eman Casallos to bring you all of the excitement and deadite action! Joining Dynamite superstar cover artists Arthur “Zombie King” Suydam and Stuart (KISS) Sayger is Tony (Stray Dogs) Fleecs and Christopher (Hellboy) Mitten!

Army of Darkness vs. Reanimator: Necronomicon Rising #5

Review: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300 is a comic that should be a celebration. It’s the final issue of the long running series being published by IDW Publishing with a future that’s still unknown. It’s also an amazing accomplishment for writer Larry Hama who has been the architect from the early days. The finale to a long running storyline, the issue should be fireworks and excitement to wrap things up. Unfortunately, like the C-130 within the pages, the result is a crash.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300 is an oddity of an issue. Pure action and over the top moments, it encapsulates so much of what makes G.I. Joe fun. The concepts are out there mixing military action and sci-fi weirdness, mixing in a dash of laughs and humor. It’s classic Joe. But, the comic ends on a cliffhanger, an unfinished story that feels both fitting and frustrating. Like a good “to be continued”, the issue leaves you hanging right at a big moment of action waiting for the next episode (issue in this case). But, that may never come leaving it all a bit of a letdown. It’s not so much a celebration as an oddity of a “finale” that doesn’t quite satisy.

Featuring the art of S.L. Gallant with ink by Aria Keane, and color of J. Brown, the art is good. I’m not the biggest fan of Gallant’s style but there’s something for how much is packed into the issue. The action scenes are entertaining and there’s a lot to keep track of and change up. The team handles that well with all of the characters looking solid and each scene hitting its beat visually.

The comic features a PSA from writer Erik Burnham, art by Billy Penn, and color by Luis Antonio Delgado. Like the rest of the comic, it captures the feel of classic G.I. Joe PSAs but like the overall issue, something is slightly off. It’s a nice fun send off but again, doesn’t really feel like that special finale.

And that’s probably what bothers me most about G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300. It doesn’t feel like a send off. It feels like an unfinished piece by a maestro who deserved a better ending. Still, there’s something interesting and gutsy about leaving things the way it is. This is an issue that’ll be debated for quite a while by Joe fans.

Story: Larry Hama, Erik Burnham Art: S.L. Gallant, Billy Penn
Ink: Aria Keane Color: J. Brown, Luis Antonio Delgado Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Story: 6.5 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Pass

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