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Preview: Skybourne #1 (of 5)

Skybourne #1 (of 5)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Frank Cho
Artist: Frank Cho
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Frank Cho
Intermix Cover: Frank Cho
Incentive Cover 1: Brandon Peterson
Incentive Cover 2: Geof Darrow
Price: $3.99

A new, original series from celebrated creator Frank Cho (Totally Awesome Hulk, Savage Wolverine)!

Full of fast-paced action, Skybourne is Indiana Jones meets James Bond with fantasy elements thrown in. Cho describes it as “one of the most cinematic stories I’ve envisioned.”

The legend of King Arthur is alive and well in modern day. Only one man, Skybourne, can stop the evil Merlin from destroying the world.



Preview: Wonder Woman #5

Wonder Woman #5

Written by: Greg Rucka
Art by: Liam Sharp
Cover by: Liam Sharp
Variant cover by: Frank Cho

“The Lies” part three! Steve Trevor finds himself trapped in the heart of Urzkartaga’s darkness, with Wonder Woman and Cheetah the only hope of rescue for him and his men. But how far can Cheetah be trusted?

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Preview: Wonder Woman #4

Wonder Woman #4

Written by: Greg Rucka
Art by: Nicola Scott
Cover by: Nicola Scott
Variant cover by: Frank Cho

“Wonder Woman Year One” part two! Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs, and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own…one who is willing to sacrifice her home amongst her sisters to save a world she has never seen.

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Preview: Wonder Woman #2

Wonder Woman #2

Written by: Greg Rucka
Art by: Nicola Scott
Cover by: Nicola Scott
Variant cover by: Frank Cho

“WONDER WOMAN YEAR ONE” Chapter One: Running parallel to Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp’s “The Lies,” Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana’s first year as Earth’s protector.

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Around the Tubes

clintoncashThe weekend is almost here and San Diego Comic-Con inches closer… while we’re not in the corner rocking back and forth, we’ll be prepping for that, but if you’re not, are you going to see Ghostbusters? Sound off in the comments.

While you wait for work to be over and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Heatstreet – Comic Book Veterans Come Together to Expose ‘Clinton Cash’ in Graphic Novel – Well this should be interesting.

CBR – Civil Rights Legend Rep. John Lewis to Lead Children’s March at SDCC – Very cool to see this again.

CBR – Free-to-Play “Batman: Arkham Asylum” Prequel Game Now Available on Mobile – Free is good!

The Beat – Frank Cho quits over his right to draw Wonder Woman’s panties – ….


Around the Tubes Reviews

ICv2 – Assassin’s Creed Vol. 1 Trial by Fire

Bam! Smack! Pow! – Civil War II #3

Nothing But Comics – Wonder Woman #2

Preview: Wonder Woman #1

Wonder Woman #1

Written by: Greg Rucka
Art by: Liam Sharp
Cover by: Liam Sharp
Variant cover by: Frank Cho

“THE LIES” Chapter One

Why has the Lasso of Truth stopped working for the Amazon Princess? Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman’s past unravel her present!

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Red Sonja and Dejah Thoris Join the Women of Dynamite Statue Line

The heroines Red Sonja and Dejah Thoris (of the Warlord of Mars franchise) have long been cornerstones of the Dynamite brand, and hold iconic status in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. Now, Dynamite Entertainment proudly honors their impact on pop culture with gorgeous, timeless statues, adding them to the brand-new Women of Dynamite line.

First up, comes Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, poised on a snow-covered battlefield, never having looked so majestic! Based on the original design of comics sensation J. Scott Campbell and sculpted by the talented Jason Smith, Hyrkania’s most lethal warrior stands approximately 11.5″ in height upon a decorative 5.5″ wide base. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain with ABS details, this highly-detailed statue comes individually numbered as part of a limited edition run, and is packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

For the Dejah Thoris statue, Jason Smith and the team at the Brewing Factory poured over the very finest creator illustrations to find just the right inspiration, resulting in this gorgeous statue based on Frank Cho artwork, measuring 12″ high (to the tip of her sword) and 4.5″ deep, with a 6″ base. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain with ABS details, each statue is individually numbered as part of a Limited Edition run, and comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Let the original heroine of science fiction grace your collection with her exotic beauty!

Each statue was painstakingly rendered in incredible detail by Jason Smith, and will be released in August and September respectively, carrying a price tag of $189.99 each.

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Apes & Babes—A spotlight on Frank Cho’s body of work

From the award-winning and critically-acclaimed creator and artist Frank Cho comes Apes and Babes, available this May.

A stunning collection that showcases the best of Cho’s past and present illustrations, Apes and Babes displays a wide variety of artwork, everything from the female form to fantastic beasts.

The Apes and Babes trade paperback is a must-have for Cho fans and artlovers and highlights why Cho is one of the most sought-out talents in the business today.

Apes and Babes (ISBN: 978-1-63215-804-8) is 144 vibrant full-color pages for only $19.99 and hits comic book stores on Wednesday, May 4th and bookstores on Tuesday, May 10th.

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Preview: Jungle Girl Season 3 Trade Paperback

Jungle Girl Season 3 Trade Paperback

writer: Frank Cho, Doug Murray
artist: Jack Jadson
cover: Frank Cho
FC • 112 pages • $15.99 • Teen+

The Lost World is doomed! When a tear in the dimensional fabric opens over the forbidden God Mountain, the brave and cunning Jana must rescue her friends Togg and Mike Mize from flaming debris, stampeding dinosaurs, and bloodthirsty tribesmen. Can the intrepid Jungle Girl overcome the chaos caused by the fearsome otherworldly deities known as The Old Ones? Her only salvation, a powerful artifact of alien origin, resides within the Temple of the Dirt People… a journey that will not only lead Jana to horrors undreamt, but also to a terrible revelation about the man she loves most: her father!

Acclaimed storyteller Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine, Liberty Meadows) returns to Jungle Girl for its epic third act, co-written by Doug Murray (The ‘Nam) and featuring artwork by Jack Jadson (The Savage Hawkman)!


Review: The Totally Awesome Hulk #1

The_Totally_Awesome_Hulk_1_CoverThere’s a brand new Hulk in town, and his name is Amadeus Cho! Billed as the “craziest Hulk story of the millennium,” Cho has taken over the role of Hulk and is out to be the best Hulk that has ever existed?

How did he come to be? What happened to Bruce Banner? None of that is really revealed in The Totally Awesome Hulk #1, though Banner is slightly hinted out in this first issue which attempts to give us a very lighthearted and fun take on Marvel’s Green Goliath.

Instead of torment and anguish about his power, writer Greg Pak gives us an alter-ego who comes off as exactly that, full of ego. Brimming with confidence, Cho is arrogant in the first issue, making him almost unlikeable.

I’ll admit, I don’t have a lot of love for Banner or the Hulk, and have only read his comics in spurts, but I was really looking forward to checking out a new take, and there’s a good chance my checking out will be short-lived after reading this first issue.

I actually don’t mind the change, but Cho as I stated before is arrogant to the point of being borderline unlikeable, a quality I need in entertainment I’m consuming (of course I also do enjoy the occasional character I hate too). We get a smart kid full of ego he puts individuals in danger, and the comic comes off like teenage id in many ways. The comic goes for a fun tone, but Cho’s Hulk is having almost too much fun to the point you want someone to beat sense into him, which I guess is supposed to be Cho’s sister who is also in the series. Again, neither is a character I know all that well, but in my little reading of him, I never found Amadeus to be a character I wanted to beat senseless.

Frank Cho‘s art matches the fun tone, and I’ll say the style and vibe do match perfectly. This is a comic where I found the art more enjoyable than the story, but…. everyone looks too similar in their body types. Though there are cool images such as a double page spread of Cho/Hulk bunching a giant fire breathing turtle, the characters in the background all have similar body types. Even the hot dog vendor is svelte.

The comic goes for a comedic tone, but mixed with its main character, that tone becomes a turn-off at some points. The change in character and direction got me interested, but the first issue didn’t interest me enough to keep me around. One issue and I already want Banner back.


Story: Greg Pak Art: Frank Cho
Story: 6 Art: 7.8 Overall: 6 Recommendation: Pass

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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