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Preview: Scooby Apocalypse #36

Scooby Apocalypse #36

(W) J. M. DeMatteis, Heath Corson (A) Gus Vazquez (A/CA) Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Don’t miss the series finale! It’s the end of the road for the Mystery Machine! With their mall headquarters destroyed, Daphne, Shaggy, Velma, Scooby-Doo and, yes, Scrappy-Doo prepare for their final battle with the Nanite King. Will the resurrected Fred Jones be the key to humanity’s redemption-or its annihilation? And in the final chapter of our Atom Ant epic, all of our guest stars vote on who gets to join the Justice League!

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Preview: Sasquatch Detective #1

Sasquatch Detective #1

(W) Brandee Stillwell (A) Ron Randall, Gus Vazquez (CA) Ben Caldwell
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $7.99

Before Tonya Lightfoot became Los Angeles’ most decorated detective, she was a wee sasquatch roaming the Appalachian mountains, fed a steady diet of tennis and golf (as both of her parents are pros at the local country club) and CSI episodes. But her idyllic life of pranking campers and squatching around the local golf course hits a bump in the fire road when Bigfoot hunters come to the dense forest. Would Tonya back down in the face of adversity? Not yeti! But experiencing this abominable anti-sasquatch sentiment gives her the determination to leave her home behind-she heads to the dangers of the city. After all, it’s hard to fight un-conscious bias, but crime is something America’s sassiest sasquatch is ready to tackle.
This special features a new 30-page lead story plus the backup stories from EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES #2-6.

Preview: Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #3

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #3

Story: Mark Russell Art: Mike Feehan
Ink: Mark Morales Color: Paul Mounts Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Editor: Marie Javins Assistant Editor: Diego Lopez
In Shops: Mar 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

On Broadway, there’s always more drama off the stage than on. Snagglepuss navigates a world of love affairs, intrigue, and backstage backstabbing the best he can, aware that he holds the careers and lives of others in his paw.

And in an all-new Sasquatch Detective bonus backup feature, written by Brandee Stilwell with art by Gus Vazquez. In this chapter, Tonya is on the case of UNSOLVED MYSTERIES for the LAPD.

Preview: The Amory Wars: The Second Stage Turbine Blade HC

The Amory Wars: The Second Stage Turbine Blade HC

Release Date: 8/9/2017
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Claudio Sanchez
Artists: Gabriel Guzman, Gus Vasquez, Mike Miller, Matt Ryan, J.D. Smith, Javier Tartaglia, Zach Matheny
Cover Artist: Tony Moore
Price: $39.99

New edition! The 78 planets known as Heaven’s Fence are linked together by the mysterious energy known as The Keywork. Coheed and Cambria Kilgannon live on one of these planets, but their lives are ripped apart when General Mayo Deftinwolf reveals that they were built as weapons to destroy Heaven’s Fence. Coheed and Cambria are forced to decide what is more precious, their family or civilization itself.

Preview: Suicide Squad #21

Suicide Squad #21

(W) Rob Williams (A) Gus Vazquez (CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“KILL YOUR DARLINGS” part one! Devastated by Rustam and his Burning World, the international conspiracy known as the People reveal themselves to Amanda Waller in a desperate move to secure their mysterious endgame for Planet Earth! Meanwhile, the walls tighten for Boomerang as Harley Quinn gets closer to discovering the traitorous murderer within Task Force X…

Preview: Suicide Squad: War Crimes Special #1

Suicide Squad: War Crimes Special #1

Written by: John Ostrander
Art by: Gus Vazquez
Cover by: Juan Ferreyra

When a retired American politician is taken to Europe and tried for alleged war crimes, the USA must recover him from an allied nation before terrible truths are revealed. Enter the Suicide Squad, who storm the Hague itself to save America from her own dark secrets. The writer who started a revolution, John Ostrander returns to the Suicide Squad for the first time in a decade to tell one of his boldest and bloodiest stories ever.

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Review: Suicide Squad: War Crimes Special #1

SSQUADSWC_Cv1When a retired American politician is taken to Europe and tried for alleged war crimes, the USA must recover him from an allied nation before terrible truths are revealed. Enter the Suicide Squad, who storm the Hague itself to save America from her own dark secrets. The writer who started a revolution, John Ostrander returns to the Suicide Squad for the first time in a decade to tell one of his boldest and bloodiest stories ever.

Writer John Ostrander returns to the Suicide Squad for a one-shot special that has to team breaking international law in a fascinating story for so many reasons. As a political science geek, the idea of kidnapping an American official to stand trial at the Hague has me drooling at the concept. The reasons this is a big deal is laid out well in the comic as Ostrander gives enough detail to show why this matters, but not enough that it qualifies as a Poli-Sci college credit.

Suicide Squad: War Crimes Special #1 takes a real world issue and uses it as the impetus for the story. And, it’s a real-world issue that is constantly fought and rather serious. Ostrander doesn’t make light of it at all, and the end of the comic resolves in a way that is blunt and very “real” in many ways.

The comic is mostly action, which isn’t surprising consider who it involves and the battles are satisfying enough. There’s some twists and turns I didn’t see and Ostrander takes advantage of it being a one-shot. I have no idea if the comic will have an impact on the ongoing series, but there’s a moment or two I can see coming up at various points down the road.

The art by Gus Vazquez is hit and miss for me. Harley Quinn stands out with features more akin to the Joker or Joker’s Daughter. Her contortions at points are really off with strange twists and turns. The other characters generally look good, so not sure why it’s just Harley that has the issues here.

Overall, the comic is entertaining. I tend to find one-shots and annuals lacking, but that’s not the case at all. Ostrander still can masterfully entertain with these characters while weaving in real politics.

Story: John Ostrander Art: Gus Vazquez
Story: 8.15 Art: 6.7 Overall: 7.85 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Suicide Squad: War Crimes Special #1

Suicide Squad: War Crimes Special #1

Written by: John Ostrander
Art by: Gus Vazquez
Cover by: Juan Ferreyra
U.S. Price: $4.99
On Sale Date: Aug 31 2016

When a retired American politician is taken to Europe and tried for alleged war crimes, the USA must recover him from an allied nation before terrible truths are revealed. Enter the Suicide Squad, who storm the Hague itself to save America from her own dark secrets. The writer who started a revolution, John Ostrander returns to the Suicide Squad for the first time in a decade to tell one of his boldest and bloodiest stories ever.

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