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Preview: Betty & Veronica: Vixens Vol. 2

BETTY & VERONICA VIXENS VOL. 2 (TP)

Script: Jamie L. Rotante
Art: Sanya Anwar, Jen Vaughn, Eva Cabrera, Elaina Unger, Matt Herms, Rachel Deering
Cover: Sanya Anwar
978-1-68255-879-9
$14.99 US/$16.99 CAN
6 x 9”
TR
136 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/14

The Vixens are being followed by a sinister former foe, but he claims to come in peace—can he be trusted? Meanwhile, a young woman’s mysterious disappearance has the Vixens’ questioning if their actions are having unintended consequences.

Collects BETTY & VERONICA: VIXENS issues #6-10.

Preview: Open Earth

Open Earth

Limerence Press
(W) Sarah Mirk
(A) Eva Cabrera
(C) Claudia Aguirre
(CA) Eva Cabrera and Claudia Aguirre
Age Rating: Adult
Genre: Erotica, Sci-Fi
Price: $19.99
Page Count: 120

Rigo is a young woman of her time: specifically, the time just after the collapse of Earth. After living her whole life on a small space station orbiting the planet, the cultural norms and rules of her Californian parents are just history to her. In between work shifts at the station air farm, Rigo explores her own desires, developing openly polyamorous relationships with her friends and crewmates. When she starts to feel one of those relationships change, however, Rigo must balance her new feelings with the stability of her other relationships, as well as the hard-earned camaraderie of a small crew floating in the vastness of space. But, as the ship motto goes, “Honesty keeps us alive.”

A heartfelt, positive, and erotic look at one woman’s adventure in love and sex, as a new generation learns to make their own rules and follow their own hearts.

Preview: Oh S#!t It’s Kim & Kim #2

OH S#!T IT’S KIM & KIM #2

Written by: Magdalene Visaggio
Illustrated by: Eva Cabrera
Colored by: Claudia Aguirre
Lettered by: Zakk Saam
$3.99 | full color | mature
IN STORES 9/19

After striking an uneasy alliance with the deadly Xue Peng, The Fighting Kims head to Furious Quatro’s Giant Orbital Death Platform for some Ocean’s 11 style hijinks! The fun doesn’t last though as Kim Q.’s secret puts them all in peril. Will Kim D. ever trust Kim Q. again?

Preview: Betty and Veronica: Vixens #9 (of 10)

BETTY AND VERONICA VIXENS #9 (OF 10)

Script: Jamie Lee Rotante
Art: Eva Cabrera, Elaina Unger, Matt Herms, Rachel Deering
Cover: Sanya Anwar
Variant Covers: Paulina Ganucheau, Devaki Neogi
On Sale Date: 8/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

“Hunted,” Pt 4: This is it! It’s the take down of the century as the Vixens battle for the fate of all women in Riverdale—and everywhere! There’s just one problem: will the girl gang ever be allowed back in their hometown again?

Time for the take-down of the century in this early preview of Betty & Veronica: Vixens #9!

BETTY & VERONICA: VIXENS #9

Script: Jamie Lee Rotante
Art: Eva Cabrera, Elaina Unger, Matt Herms, Rachel Deering
Cover: Sanya Anwar
Variant Covers: Paulina Ganucheau, Devaki Neogi
On Sale Date: 8/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

“Hunted,” Pt 4: This is it! It’s the take down of the century as the Vixens battle for the fate of all women in Riverdale—and everywhere! There’s just one problem: will the girl gang ever be allowed back in their hometown again?

Review: Oh S#!t It’s Kim and Kim #1

Summer time means that it’s time for more rad bounty hunter adventures featuring Kim Q and Kim D, and they have a new (Ongoing this time.) title from Magdalene Visaggio, Eva Cabrera, and Claudia Aguirre. After the events of Kim and Kim: Love is A Battlefield, the Fighting Kims have gone corporate with all the requisite perks, including insurance, stable pay, and even a spaceship. However, they have cost their boss Kathleen a lot in collateral damage and have crazy high premiums on that insurance. In Oh S#!t It’s Kim and Kim #1, Kathleen gives the Kims a basic assignment to wear fancy dresses and watch legendary art thief, Xue Peng, while she steals a painting from Peng’s vault. But it’s never that easy, and by the time the final page rolls around, Kim Q and Kim D are on yet another wacky adventure: this time of the Belinda Carlisle variety.

Kim Q is the narrator of Oh S#!t It’s Kim and Kim, and Visaggio and Cabrera frame many of the scenes in the book from her POV while also planting the initial idea of the “Heaven Is A Place on Earth” job within a job heist into Peng’s head. However, before she starts fights with pool cues (Her trademark bass is sadly taking the issue off.) against guys with guns and cybernetic probability machines, Kim Q does get a splash of cold, hard reality.  Even though she’s in a stable bounty hunter position with an email address of all things, Kim Q still treats her life like she and Kim D are still on the van living from job to job and barely scraping by. In a kind of sad inset panel from Cabrera, Kathleen also draws attention to the bandages and bruises that Kim Q has gotten in her line of work that might not reflect best on her organization.

However, Oh S#!t It’s Kim and Kim isn’t all workplace performance reviews, and when the Fighting Kims reach the Planet Ballarat, the book is back to its looser flow with plenty of fighting, flirting, and scheming. Kim D is a little overwhelmed by the magnetic presence of Xue Peng, who definitely know she’s being tailed, and that Kim D is town for business, not pleasure. She’s like the person who goes to Vegas for the business trip part, not the high rolling and bad decisions part. Speaking of high rolling, Eva Cabrera choreographs one hell of a fight scene in the casino and  gives it a slick Casino Royale feel. It starts out with a sedate grid as Kim D starts to hash out the terms of their partnership with Xue Peng and then tilts and erupts into a shower of pinks and yellows from Claudia Aguirre as the action kicks in. It finally builds to a crescendo of a group brawl, and Xue Peng having instant chemistry with the Fighting Kims using her whip to restrain a guy, who uses a cybernetic probability machine to overtly cheat at cards.

My favorite sequence is this almost triptych of three panels of Kim Q, Kim D, and Xue Peng doing their things with a two handed pool cue beatdown, gun shot, and big time kick. Cabrera is really good at conveying motion in her panels, and Visaggio knows when to let the violence do the talking or throw in a pre or post ass kicking one liner. The big casino action scene also tells a lot about Kim Q’s character as she feels restrained by going corporate and wants to cut loose sometimes and beat up some guys while wearing a fancy dress and plan a score without a real plan. This whole responsibility thing is lost on her, but sometimes pop music recordings and personal revenge are a little more fun. However, Visaggio doesn’t introduce the whole personal angle to the heist until the last page, and it definitely complicates what was already an increasingly complex babysitting job.

Even though they’re technically corporate, Kim Q and Kim D still have big personalities and get into bigger scraps in the super fun ode to arrested development that is Oh S#!t It’s Kim and Kim #1. The classy casino setting allows Eva Cabrera and Claudia Aguirre to make some wonderful fashion choices in the midst of the carnage while Magdalene Visaggio introduces the Fighting Kims to a new character that might be a little much for even them. Xiu Peng has instant chemistry with our two leads, and I look forward to this power trio’s insurance premium increasing crimes and misdemeanors.

Story: Magdalene Visaggio Art: Eva Cabrera
Colors: Claudia Aguirre Letters: Zakk Saam

Story: 8.7 Art: 9 Overall: 8.9 Recommendation: Buy

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Oni Press and Limerence Press Promises Sexy Burgers and Sexy Times with Open Earth

Limerence Press and Oni Press have announced a new sci-fi erotica graphic novel, Open Earth, written by Sarah Mirk, a contributing editor at The Nib and author of Sex from Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules, with art by the Eisner Award-nominated Kim & Kim team Eva Cabrera and Claudia Aguirre.

Rigo is a young woman of her time: specifically, the time just after the collapse of Earth. After living her whole life on a small space station orbiting the planet, the cultural norms and rules of her Californian parents are just history to her. In between work shifts at the station air farm, Rigo explores her own desires, developing openly polyamorous relationships with her friends and crewmates. When she starts to feel one of those relationships change, however, Rigo must balance her new feelings with the stability of her other relationships, as well as the hard-earned camaraderie of a small crew floating in the vastness of space. But, as the ship motto goes, “Honesty keeps us alive.”

A heartfelt, positive, and erotic look at one woman’s adventure in love and sex, as a new generation learns to make their own rules and follow their own hearts.

Open Earth is slated for release from Limerence Press, an imprint of Oni Press, September 26, 2018.

Preview: Oh S#!t It’s Kim & Kim #1

Oh S#!t It’s Kim & Kim #1

Written by: Magdalene Visaggio
Illustrated by: Eva Cabrera
Colored by: Claudia Aguirre
Lettered by: Zack Saam
$3.99 | full color | mature
IN STORES JULY 18TH

The Fighting Kims are back! Kim & Kim trade their denim vests and spiked chokers for tuxes and gowns as they infiltrate the glitzy space colony of Santa Palma to try and con a master thief. But, as usual, everything goes to hell… and it’s definitely Kim Q’s fault. Come on, Kim. Get your life together. A brand new ongoing series from writer Magdalene Visaggio, artist Eva Cabrera, colorist Claudia Aguirre, letterer Zakk Saam, and editor Katy Rex, the original creative team behind the GLAAD & Eisner nominated Kim & Kim!

Preview: Betty & Veronica: Vixens Vol. 1

BETTY & VERONICA: VIXENS VOL. 1 (TP)

Script: Jamie L. Rotante
Art: Eva Cabrera, Elaina Unger, Rachel Deering
Cover: Fiona Staples
978-1-68255-899-7
$14.99 US/$15.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
136 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/4

Betty and Veronica assemble the Vixens: a biker squad brought together to take out the dangerous Southside Serpents gang. These aren’t “Archie’s Girls”—they’re starting a revolution in Riverdale!

Preview: Betty & Veronica: Vixens #6

Betty & Veronica: Vixens #6

Script: Jamie Lee Rotante
Art: Jen Vaughn, Elaina Unger, Rachel Deering
Cover: Jen Vaughn
Variant Covers: Sanya Anwar, Eva Cabrera
On Sale Date: 5/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

NEW STORY ARC! “Hunted”: The Vixens are being followed by a sinister former foe, but he claims to come in peace—can he be trusted? Meanwhile, a young woman’s mysterious disappearance has the Vixens’ questioning if their actions are having consequences. Please join us as we welcome new interior artist Jen Vaughn!

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