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Preview: Memoria

Memoria

Written by Curt Pires
Pencils Sunando C
Colored by Mark Dale
Lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
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When an aged terminally ill detective and a young burnout are partnered up and saddled with an unsolvable case, they begin to unravel a sprawling conspiracy that points to one thing: The most prolific serial killer in American history. As they further investigate the case they make discoveries that will force them to question everything and everyone they know.

TRUE DETECTIVE meets LETHAL WEAPON with the prestige dramatic storytelling of a David Fincher film.

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Memoria

Underrated: Time Before Time Volume One

Time got away from me this week, so we’re rerunning an older column from yesteryear.

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way. This week: Time Before Time vol. 1.


Time Before TIme

Ever since I first watched Marty McFly try and find his way through the 50’s in Back To The Future, I’ve always enjoyed a good time travel story. There’s something about being able to witness history first hand that has always intrigued me, and I get oddly excited when thinking about the details and implications of how the time travelling actually works in different stories. For example can you change the past, or have your actions already happened eve though you haven’t done anything yet?

Is time a river where you can hop out and in at different points but you are still in the same river and it’s course doesn’t divert regardless of what you do, or does each action that you take that differs from what should have happened create something new?

Time Before Time aligns closer to the former example in the above paragraph. In the year 2140, the criminal gang the Syndicate will smuggle you back in time from a world with very little prospects or future to a time with a better tomorrow (albeit with no Wi-Fi). Tatsuo, one of the Syndicate’s time smugglers has had enough of the grind (and radiation exposure) of constant time jumps.

It’s about this moment when he’s caught up with an FBI agent who throws a bit of a wrench into his escape plan, which obviously works out well for the reader.

The comic wasn’t on my radar at all until I was filing back issues away at my LCS and something about the cover caught my eye. I’d love to say I picked it up and read it at home, but instead I stopped what I was doing and read it there and then, and upon finishing picked up the remaining five issues for cover price. There is a trade also available for those same issues, and while the story doesn’t end with the first volume, I’m writing about it today because it was really enjoyable. Time Before Time is one of those stories that I didn’t expect to find – I’m not going to say I didn’t expect to enjoy it, because I’d heard nothing about the book until I actually read the comic. Maybe my head was in the clouds with this one, but I don’t remember putting it in many pull boxes during the initial run of the individual comics earlier in the year, either. So assuming my shop is typical (which it very well may not be), I figured there’s a chance that the book has been slept on by a fair few people.

Do yourselves a favour, and check it out.


Join us next week where there will doubtless be another movie, series, comic or comic related thing discussed that is, for whatever reason, Underrated.

Exclusive Preview: Chicken Devil #3

Chicken Devil #3

Writer: Brian Buccellato 
Artist & Colorist: Hayden Sherman 
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover: Hayden Sherman
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 12.22.21

The walls close in around the world’s newest (and perhaps only) chicken-inspired vigilante as the Russian mob turns up the heat. But that’s cool because Mitchell Moss (thinks he) has nothing to lose. He may be a flightless bird in a devil suit, but he still has a surprise up his wing. Beware the ball pit of DEATH!

Chicken Devil #3

Review: TKO Presents: Tales of Terror

TKO Presents: Tales of Terror brings together the series of one-shots release by TKO Studios in one entertaining graphic novel.

Story: Liana Kangas, Joe Corallo, Sebastian Girner, Steve Foxe, Alex Paknadel, Kelly Williams, Rob Pilkington, Michael Moreci, Erick C. Freitas
Art: Paul Azaceta, Baldemar Rivas, Lisandro Estherren, Ian MacEwan, Kelly Williams, Kit Mills, Jesús Hervás, Jelena Dordević-Maksimović, Jen Hickman
Color: Patricio Delpeche
Letterer: Jeff Powell, Steve Wands, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, Chas! Pangburn, Ariana Maher, Simon Bowland

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Review: I Breathed a Body

I Breathed a Body starts off with an interesting concept of social media and the control of tech companies but veers off in an unexpected and odd direction.

Story: Zac Thompson
Art: Andy MacDonald
Color: Triona Farrell
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

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Preview: The Harbinger #2

THE HARBINGER #2

Written by COLLIN KELLY, JACKSON LANZING
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Colors by RICO RENZI
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover B by NIK VIRELLA
Pre-order Connecting Cover by DAMION SCOTT
On sale NOVEMBER 24th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

The Warning unleashed. When a young rebel is captured, will Peter join the fight to rescue him?

A new era of Harbinger races forward with Robbi Rodriguez’s eye-popping visuals.

THE HARBINGER #2

Review: Beyond the Breach #5

Beyond the Breach #5 wraps up the first volume of the series with a pretty good ending.

Story: Ed Brisson
Art: Damian Couceiro
Color: Patricio Delpeche
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

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Review: The Harbinger #2

The Harbinger #2

Peter Stanchek is one of the most powerful psiots on the planet and one of the most feared as well, but now he’s lost his memories. As he confronts the only message left behind when he first awoke, demanding him to “BE BETTER”, Peter begins to understand the people of Psiot City need more than who he was. They need a superhero. With a new group of state sanctioned oppressors called The Warning bearing down on them, an all-new psiot raises his voice and spurs on a confrontation that only Peter Stanchek can hope to face.

I’m a sucker for a good redemption story. I’ve never made a secret of that, and so given the direction that writers Colin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing have taken with this story, it seems like it’s going to be a no-brainer for me to enjoy it. There’s not “but” coming, because I’ve really enjoyed the two issues I’ve read so far. Being able to say that comes as something of a relief given the pedigree of the Harbinger name and the weighty expectations I had as a result.

Robbie Rodriguez artwork is once again fantastic. The artist has a quality to his work that pulls you in and then throws you around. The comic looks like it is barely controlled chaos at times, reflecting what’s occurring in the story as Stanchek struggles to hold himself together. Colourist Rico Renzi enhances everything about the chaos, whilst also being able to soften the art as the story’s pacing slows down. The Harbinger #2 is a visually stimulating journey from beginning to end, and while there may be the odd page where you’re trying to make out what’s going on that really only adds to the book’s story. It’s strange to say that, because usually that’d be something I’m not a fan of, but here we are.

Stanchek’s superhero origin story continues, edging toward the inevitability of a new costume and mask emphasized by the reaction people within the story are having to his name alone (though how he’ll hide his identity with his powerset remains to be seen, so I’m curious just how much I’ll need to suspend my disbelief). So far, however, the story has been solid, and the new memory-free Stanchek means there’s a blank slate for the writers to create a new version of the Psiot without necessarily needing to keep to previous characterization.

The Harbinger as a series has delivered two really good issues so far, which is giving me a lot of excitement for to see how the creative team (rounded out by letterist extraordinaire Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou) continue Peter Stanchek’s journey. As I said, I’m a sucker for a redemption story, and so far this is delivering in every way.

Story: Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing Art: Robbie Rodriguez
Colours: Rico Renzi Letters: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Story: 9 Art: 8.8 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: The Harbinger #2

THE HARBINGER #2

Written by COLLIN KELLY, JACKSON LANZING
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Colors by RICO RENZI
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover B by NIK VIRELLA
Pre-order Connecting Cover by DAMION SCOTT
On sale NOVEMBER 24th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

The Warning unleashed. When a young rebel is captured, will Peter join the fight to rescue him?

A new era of Harbinger races forward with Robbi Rodriguez’s eye-popping visuals.

THE HARBINGER #2

Review: Chicken Devil #2

Chicken Devil #2 continues the fine balance of its “serious” story and its over-the-top humor.

Story: Brian Buccellato
Art: Hayden Sherman
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

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