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Preview: Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #9

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #9

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Rahzzah
Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams & Marco D’Alfonso
Variant Connecting Cover: Will Robson
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

Following his climactic confrontation with Ching Dai, Jack Burton finds himself in a place he never expected to see…and it ain’t Florida.

Preview: Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #8

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #8

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Greg Smallwood
Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams & Marco D’Alfonso
Connecting “Jack Through Time” Cover: Will Robson
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

Jack has finally come face to face with Ching Dai. It’s a battle of wits, a battle of magic, a battle to end all battles. As soon as Jack can find his reading glasses…

Preview: Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #7

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #7

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Greg Smallwood
Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams & Marco D’Alfonso
Connecting Incentive Cover: Will Robson
Price: $3.99

Jack and his increasingly improbable team break into the Tower of Skulls to save an old ally who could change the tide of this fight— if they can make it in time!

Preview: Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #6

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #6

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jorge Corona
Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams & Marco D’Alfonso
Connecting “Jack Through Time” Variant Cover: Will Robson
Price: $3.99

Jack, Lo Pan, and Wang are trapped in their own separate, personal hells that they can only escape if they find a way to work together once again.

Preview: Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #5

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #5

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: John Carpenter and Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Rahzzah
Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams and Marco D’Alfonso
Connecting Variant Cover: Will Robson
Price: $3.99

Jack Burton and Lo Pan are back on the road to San Francisco when they run into an old friend who may have changed beyond all recognition.

Preview: Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #4

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #4

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Stéphane Roux
Movie Poster Cover: Mike Mayhew
Action Figure Cover: Michael Adams and Marco D’Alfonso
Connecting Cover: Will Robson
Incentive Cover: Terry Dodson
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

Jack and Lo Pan follow Pete into the lair of the Demon of Vengeance, only to face a stunning betrayal!

Preview: Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #3

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #3

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Stephane Roux
“Movie Poster” Intermix Cover: Hans Woody
Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams & Marco D’Alfonso
Connecting Variant Cover: Will Robson
Variant Cover: Greg Smallwood
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

Jack and Lo Pan tear through an ocean of fire and madness, where nothing they see can be trusted—and may mean their demise!

Review: WWE WrestleMania 2017 Special

Rather than the normal fare for BOOM! Studio’s WWE comics, this special for WrestleMania is a collection of short stories of one of the biggest events in sports entertainment. Each has a different creative team and tells a different tale of the show of shows. All lettering throughout the issue is by Jim Campbell, who matches well with the style of each story presented.

The first, “Ladder Match”, isn’t a favorite and it’s honestly disappointing. Telling the story of Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon’s historic ladder match for the undisputed Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania X in 1994, this should have been a cakewalk. The match itself was full of great classic action and memorable spots with a great story to lead in: Shawn Michaels wasn’t able to defend the title in the required 30 days and was stripped of the title only to return later and claim to still be champion and this match would settle things once and for all. Technically, the story hits hits on all these points but writer Box Brown presents it in such an absurd way that the whole affair loses the weight the actual match had. The art and colors of Jorge Corona and Gabriel Cassata respectively captures the larger than life personalities but I had trouble connecting the actual superstars with the art.

WWE_Wrestlemania2017_001_PRESS_7“The Long Con” is a great palate cleanser after this disappointment, however. Just like in the ongoing WWE series, Dennis Hopeless knows how to weave kayfabe and reality with a touch of creative license to make a story about wrestling that flows well. Speaking of, if you’re currently reading that ongoing, some moments may feel a little familiar from a certain scene with Triple H and Seth Rollins. The illustration and colors, while by Dan Mora and Joana Lafuente rather than the normal ongoing team, is a close mirror that makes the scene hit just that much harder. This story is about more than just Triple H vs Chris Jericho with Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania X8 for the undisputed World Heavyweight Championship; it’s about the beginning of what would become the Authority and the long con that leads there. And that’s what wrestling should always be about in the end.

“The New Day’s Optimistic Odyssey Part Three” picks from WWE backfill and WWE: Then, Now, Forever with the former tag champs traveling through time to spread the power of positivity. However, all is not well with unicorn magic and the New Day must fight to defend it. This continues to be as weird and referential as the New Day themselves with the team of Ross Thibodeaux, Rob Guillory, and Taylor Wells. If you’ve been liking this weirdness so far, you’ll like this next installment.

“You’re Good But…” is the tale of Daniel Bryan, beloved indie darling and underdog and his struggles to be taken as a serious competitor throughout his career. Much like a lot of his career, this is a feel-good story with a happy ending once you make it through all the struggles. It all leads up to a triple threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXX.

“The Kevin Owens Comic” is another in which the story is about so much more than the match presented on the pages. This follows the tandem careers of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens as they make their way through to the top of the indies and eventually into the developmental property NXT and WWE itself. They’ve been brothers and partners and have now become bitter enemies. Their matches and interactions against each other have all been memorable and the one from WrestleMania 32 is no different. They’re destined to fight forever.

This special is truly only worth picking up if you’re already invested in wrestling or BOOM!’s WWE comics. Unlike the WWE ongoing, this doesn’t give some of the necessary background to explain the action happening.

Story: Dennis Hopeless, Andy Belanger, Box Brown, Aubrey Sitterson, Ross Thibodeaux
Arti: Andy Belanger, Rob Guillory
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Pass, unless heavily invested already

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #290

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #290

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata & John Workman
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
Variant Cover: Tracy Yardley
On Sale Date: 12/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The Super Sonic Warrior returns in “Genesis of a Hero” Part Three: The 25th anniversary celebration continues with another blast to the past!  Which is also to the future, and the past, and back again!  When Sonic goes to see the annual return of Little Planet, he’s surprised to find it chained to a mountain!  Join us for the exciting adventures of Sonic CD! Featuring cover art by the legendary Patrick Spaziante plus a “Cosmic Eternity” variant by Mr. Sonic comics himself, Tracy Yardley!

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Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #289

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #289

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
Variant Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 11/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The SUPER DUPER DUO of SONIC and TAILS unite in “Genesis of a Hero” Part Two: The 25th Anniversary celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog continues in this retro-action adventure!  Sonic has chased Dr. Eggman clear across Westside Island, and now into the skies! Can Sonic and Tails survive a head-on assault of the Wing Fortress? And what sinister secrets lurk beyond the clouds? Featuring cover art by veteran Sonic comic artist Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante and a “High Flying Variant” by jammin’ Jamal Peppers!

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