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Preview: Invader ZIM #32

Invader ZIM #32

(W) Eric Trueheart
(A) Kate Sherron and Meg Casey
(C) Fred C. Stresing
(CA) Maddie C. with Fred C. Stresing (Cover A), KC Green (Cover B)
Age Rating: All Ages
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

“National Physical Fitness Day” is usually ZIM’s (and Dib’s) least favorite day. But this year, President Man will be coming to Skool to congratulate the winners! IN PERSON! And ZIM must be one of those winners, so he can kidnap President Man! Thus begins THE BULKENING. Of course, Dib figures out what’s going on, and in this case, the only way to defeat ZIM… IS TO GET PHYSICAL.

Preview: Rocko’s Modern Life #6

Rocko’s Modern Life #6

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jorge Monlongo
Subscription Cover: Cole Closser
Colorist: Fred C. Stresing
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $3.99

Rocko, with the help of Heffer and Filburt, is losing his mind. As they struggle to come up with Spunky’s ransom money, Rocko comes up with a desperate plan—rob a bank.

Preview: Invader ZIM Hardcover, Volume 2

Invader ZIM Hardcover, Volume 2

(W) Jhonen Vasquez, Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, Danielle Koenig, Sarah Andersen
(A) Sarah Andersen, Warren Wucinich, Aaron Alexovich
(C) Katy Farina, Fred C. Stresing, Cassie Kelly
(CA) Warren Wucinich with J.R. Goldberg
Age Rating: All Ages
Genre: Science Fiction, Action/Adventure
Price: $49.99
Page Count: 288

At long last, another deluxe hardcover edition of the Invader ZIM comics! They’re bigger! They’re badder! They’re better! Actually, they are just bigger, and otherwise the same comics. But don’t they always say bigger is better? This collection of issues #11-#20 of the beloved comic features a hilarious slate of ZIM comics, including “Floopsy Bloops Shmoopsy,” “Burrito King,” “ZIMZOO,” “Tales of Ms. Bitters,” and more! So much more. Maybe… too much? Naaaaah.

Preview: Rugrats: R is for Reptar 2018 Special #1

Rugrats: R is for Reptar 2018 Special #1

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Nicole Andelfinger
Artists: : Esdras Cristobal, Sarah Webb, Brittney Williams, Ilaria Catalani
Colorist: Joana LaFuente, Fred C. Stresing, Meg Casey
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Savanna Ganucheau
Incentive Cover: Matt Frank
Price: $7.99

When the power goes out at the Pickles house, the babies and adults come together to share their own personal favorite Reptar stories. This collection includes short stories by Grandpa Lou, Phil & Lil, Angelica Pickles, Susie Carmichael, and Tommy Pickles as they each tell you their own version of Reptar.

Preview: Rocko’s Modern Life #4

Rocko’s Modern Life #4

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Ryan Ferrier, KC Green
Artist: Ian McGinty, KC Green
Colorist: Fred C. Stresing
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jorge Monlongo
Subscription Cover: Miguel Mercado
Price: $3.99

When Mrs. Bighead leaves Mr. Bighead, it’s up to Rocko and the gang to convince him that everything will be okay!

Preview: Invader ZIM #29

Invader ZIM #29

Created by: Johnen Vasquez
Story: Eric Trueheart
Art: Maddie C., Fred C. Stresing
Color: Fred C. Stresing
Letterer: Warren Wucinich
Cover A: Maddie C., Fred C. Stresing
Cover B: Megan Ann Boyd
Editor: Robin Herrera Design: Keith Wood
Special Thanks: Joan Hilty, Linda Lee
Age Rating: All Ages
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

The city is a dark place… as dark as new Darkpoop Cola, an exclusive Poop Cola flavor available for a limited time! When Gaz demands her brother get her some of the precious cola in the middle of the night, Dib enters a shadowy underground of Poop-driven factions warring for control of all Poop-kind. But why? Is there more to Poop than meets the eye? And is it all just too stupid for Dib to care about? Part one of a two-part story.

Preview: Invader ZIM Volume 5

Invader ZIM Volume 5

(W) Eric Trueheart, Dave Crosland
(A) Warren Wucinich, Dave Crosland
(C) Fred C. Stresing, Warren Wucinich
(CA) Warren Wucinich
Age Rating: All Ages
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $19.99
Page Count: 128

ZIM’s latest doomsday plot is foiled when GIR goes haywire and tries to kill everyone in sight! (But especially ZIM. He kinda deserves it.) Diagnostics reveal that the malfunction is due to a virus, forcing ZIM to do the one thing he never thought he’d have to—GO INSIDE GIR’S BRAIN. Where nothing works and everything is exactly at GIR’s level of nonsense. And when ZIM discovers that the virus was created and implanted by a being known only as VIROOZ from the planet Cyberflox… well hey, let’s not give away too much, alright? Just read this special 4-part story with bonus guest issue from Dave Crosland!

Review: Invader Zim #28

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Welcome back, Zim! We’ve missed ya and while it’s not a television revival, Oni Press clearly saw the potential in Invader Zim enough to bring him back into pop culture in comic book form.

And because of the episodic format of the comic, I don’t have anything recap to anyone which is honestly for the best really given save for the occasional two-parter, longer form storytelling wouldn’t exactly work for Invader Zim given you’d have to pad out the story for jokes and let’s face it, Zim isn’t known for serial storytelling. It can work for superhero books and others but I don’t think so for Zim. But how does this book hold up? Very well.

In Invader Zim #28, Zim has to retrieve some time device with a bendy straw that was last seen on a moon and given this is Invader Zim we’re talking about, the task is far from simple and pleasant. Writer Sam Logan really crafted a sadistically hilarious story where it wouldn’t feel out of place in the actual show. You have Zim discovering survivors underneath the moon and for whatever silly thing he wants from them that would take ages, he’d use some kind of bubble to shield himself from the effects of the time device, he’s fine but everyone else is visibly aged. That to me is how you get Zim down and it’s clear that writer Sam Logan understands the material and what makes him tick.

Zim is a jerk but he is a hilarious jerk you’re entertained by and this issue, screw it, the entire comic holds true to that. Much of the jokes land as I found myself laughing and chuckling at whatever abuse is given to Zim or how he treats others. I mean, he has Irken survivors build a chair for him to think and it took months while merely a few minutes for him. And most importantly, Logan does nail the voices of these characters hard. Everyone is in character and I can easily picture the voice actors from the show uttering these lines.

The art by Mady G is decent but I feel how Zim is drawn, his face looks too round, he doesn’t look very angular like in the cartoon. He looked kind of off model to me. I mean, Gir and the Almighty Tallests looked fine but somehow with Zim, he looked pretty off. But Mady G does succeed in assisting the timing of the jokes such as the panels where Zim falls down multiple times. And the colors by Fred C. Stresing are very well done, matching the show’s aesthetic. Maybe the colors could have been somewhat darker but it works.

If you’re a fan of Invader Zim already and new to this comic, this is not a bad issue to start with. If you’ve been enjoying this comic already, the quality is still strong. Check it out!

 

Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Rocko’s Modern Life #3

Rocko’s Modern Life #3

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Ryan Ferrier
Artists: Ian McGinty
Colorist: Fred C. Stresing
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jorge Monlongo
Subscription Cover: Miguel Mercado
Look & Find Cover: Bachan
Price: $3.99

Spunky becomes a viral sensation, but Rocko fears the fame may be going to Spunky’s head.

Preview: Invader ZIM #28

Invader ZIM #28

(W) Sam Logan
(A) Mady G
(C) Fred C. Stresing
(CA) Mady G with Fred C. Stresing (Cover A), Rian Sygh (Cover B)
Age Rating: All Ages
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

SOMEWHERE IN SPACE is an object so powerful, so deadly, so mysterious, that no one has ever laid claim to it! AND ZIM WANTS IT! But that’s before he realizes WHY this mysterious object is so hard to obtain—the closer you get to it, the more time slows down. But hey, ZIM’s carried out stupider quests without giving up, so… well, it should be entertaining, at least.

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