Big Hero 6 is a property that has morphed from its Marvel roots to the animated adventure that hit the big screen years ago. That hit film spawned manga, a television series, and now a comic by IDW Publishing based on the series. Thankfully, Big Hero 6: The Series #1 captures the all-ages enthusiasm that oozes from the film a show.
Delivering two adventures the comic oozes the positive and infectious enthusiasm the series is known for.
Written by Hannah Blumenreich with art by Nicoletta Baldari and lettering by Christa Miesner “Fred’s Comic Book Adventure” is the main story of the issue. With the team away on a field trip, Fred is left to his own devices as he imagines battling evil robots on his own. And that imagination is funneled into a comic chronicling his adventures.
What’s really impressive is the narrative and the art together. Blumenreich has fun with changing Fred’s adventures as his ability to draw limits him in ways. There’s some solid lessons there for readers but it also creates fun visuals for Baldari. There, the style of the art shifts from the “real world.” It delivers a visual treat as we get to experience how Fred sees things and the comic has some fun with that too. The comic within a comic concept has been done before but the team not only delivers an entertaining adventure but also has no issues poking fun at the concept as well.
In “Mini Maximum Noodle Dog,” Mini Max is forced to wait outside while Fred grabs food. Writer Joe Caramagna delivers a very cute story that’d work so well as an animated short. Baldari and Miesner again provide the art and lettering. It’s an adorable story that feels like a bonus to the main adventures. But, much like the Pixar shorts before the main film, it’s beyond enjoyable and more than welcome.
Big Hero 6: The Series #1 is an all-ages comic that captures the fun of the television and film. It delivers an enthusiasm that’s hard not to feel while reading. It’s infectious in a way. Definitely one to pick up for fans of the property or for parents looking to find a superhero comic for their young readers.
Fred’s Comic Book Adventure
Story: Hannah Blumenreich Art: Nicoletta Baldari
Mini Maximum Noodle Dog
Story: Joe Caramagna Art: Nicoletta Baldari
Letterer and Design: Christa Miesner
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy
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Big Hero 6: The Series #1
(W) Hannah Blumenreich (A) Nicoletta Baldari (CA) Gurihiru
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
Based on the hit Disney Channel series! Hiro, Honey Lemon, Wasabi and Go Go are all off on a class trip for the day-leaving Fred at home to defend San Fransokyo! He’d better come up with a strategy, just in case-and what better way to do that than by writing his very own Big Hero 6 comic book!
Join Hiro, Wasabi, Fred, Go Go, Honey Lemon and Baymax for new adventures, new friends, and new adversaries as the Big Hero 6 team continues to fight to protect San Fransokyo!
Debuting on Disney Channel on Saturday June 9, Big Hero 6 The Series will usher in new adventures of legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 — Hiro, Wasabi, Fred, Go Go, Honey Lemon and Baymax — for viewers. To coincide, IDW will be bringing even more excitement to readers in an all-ages comic book series! The fun kicks off this July with the first issue of an ongoing series.
Catching attention with her online comics and zines, burgeoning writer Hannah Blumenreich will lead the new comic series, writing the debut issue with Nicoletta Baldari providing stylish artwork to bring the characters to life. The first issue will also feature covers by Gurihiru and Sophie Campbell.
Look for the action-packed first issue available wherever comic books are sold this July, and don’t miss Big Hero 6 The Series this summer beginning Saturday, June 9th on the Disney Channel.
It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Spider-Gwen!
Spider-Gwen Vol. 4 Predators collects issues #19-23 by Jason Latour, Hannah Blumenreich, Robbi Rodriguez, Jorge Coelho, Jordan Gibson, Rico Renzi, and Lauren Affe.
Get your copy in comic shops today and bookstores on October 31. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.
Spider-Gwen Vol. 4 Predators
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFW
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(W) Jason Latour, Hannah Blumenreich (A) Robbi Rodriguez, Hannah Blumenreich (CA) Kris Anka
In Shops: Aug 30, 2017
“Predators” Part 5!
• GWEN! WOLVERINE! HARRY OSBORN! MADRIPOOR!
• Plus, Hannah Blumenreich steps in for a guest story starring THE MARY JANES!
Regular Show 2017 Special
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Derek Fridolfs, Hannah Blumenreich, Alex Solis, Sara Goetter, Ellen Kramer
Artists: Pamela Lovas, Hannah Blumenreich, Alex Solis, Sara Goetter, Ellen Kramer
Main Cover: Derek Fridolfs
Incentive Cover: Alex Solis
Mordecai, Rigby, Skips, Benson, and all your favorites from the hit Cartoon Network series embark on a series of adventures in this very special anthology issue of Regular Show.
Features work from The New York Times best-selling writer Derek Fridolfs (Study Hall of Justice), Hannah Blumenreich (Spidey Zine), and a series of new groundbreaking storytellers!
Rigby attempts to make dinner for a date night with Eileen, Rigby is caught lying about his birthday to get free cake all year, Mordecai agrees to be Rigby’s roller-skating coach, and Muscle Man accidentally summons the Four Mini-Bikers of the Apocalypse in new stories!
Amazing Spider-Man #25
(W) Dan Slott, Various (A) Various (CA) Alex Ross
In Shops: Mar 15, 2017
HUGE BLOWOUT ISSUE!
STUART IMMONEN (STAR WARS, AVENGERS) takes the artist reins of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and joins Dan Slott for a 40-page main story! Then don’t miss a super-secret short story by Dan and Giuseppe Camuncoli! TOP-SECRET BONUS CREATIVE TEAM!!! Hannah Blumenreich makes hers Marvel, making her Spider-Debut! Cale Atkinson brings another story of the A-May-ZING SPIDER-AUNT!
Strap in, hold on and get ready, True Believers – because your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is rocketing out of The Clone Conspiracy and into a brand-new story arc! Marvel has released a look inside the mammoth 96-page Amazing Spider-Man #25! Writer Dan Slott kicks off the next thrilling story– “The Osborn Identity” – and he’s bringing superstar artist Stuart Immonen along for the ride! Norman Osborn is back and he’s deadlier than ever! But with the might of his multinational corporation at his back, Peter Parker is ready to take the fight to his old foe. Will it be enough to stop the former Green Goblin? Or has the power Norman has amassed in secret be enough to destroy the wallcrawler once and for all?
But that’s just the beginning! After a 40-page main story, fans will be treated to a cavalcade of can’t-miss creators! Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli bring you a top secret story that will have fans everywhere talking! Hannah Blumenreich makes her Marvel with her Spider-Debut! Cale Atkinson brings you another installment of the A-May-Zing Spider Aunt! The villainous Clash returns courtesy of Christos Gage and Todd Nauck! Jacob Chabot and Ray Anthony Height bring you an all-new Marvel Tsum Tsum tale. And finally, James Asmus and Tana Ford take the webslinging wonder back to Shanghai for a sneak peek at some cutting edge Spider-Tech!
Featuring covers by Alex Ross, Stuart Immonen, John Tyler Christopher, Dave Johnson, Ron Lim, Gil Kane, John Romita Sr., and Jason Keith, Amazing Spider-Man #25 is out March 15th!