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Source Point Press’ Releases in August 2019

Dead End Kids #2

Order Code: JUN191916

Things get worse as the kids come face-to-face with Ben’s killer! And, as Murphy continues to take more drastic measures to avenge his friend, Tank and Amanda are faced with the question of how far are they willing to follow their friend down that dark path. Friendships are tested and broken, and that’s not the worst of it as this breakout series from Frank Gogol, Nenad Civiticanin, and Sean Rinehart barrels toward its final chapter!

In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Dead End Kids #2

SAMURAI GRANDPA #3

Order Code: JUN191922

After an encounter with the chimera of the sea, Ojichan finds himself, along with the unexpected companion Astrid, at the gates of the Kingdom of Death. What secrets lie beyond those gates? Can he find the answer to who killed his son and kidnapped his granddaughter? Find out in this next exciting and action packed chapter!

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

SAMURAI GRANDPA #3

TWIZTID: HAUNTED HIGH-ONS DARKNESS RISES #5

Order Code: JUN191925

Ready or not, the final battle with “The Darkness” is at hand as Twiztid, Blaze, A.X.E., and Felicia stage one last desperate attempt to prevent Dr. Fallenlegna’s plan from becoming reality. Not everyone who enters this battle will make it out, though (seriously!) as this horror-comedy erupts in an explosive, emotional, and action-packed over-sized finale!

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

TWIZTID: HAUNTED HIGH-ONS DARKNESS RISES #5

HOPE #3

Order Code: JUN191918

Her home and family destroyed, Hope finds small comfort in the support of her friends from both the Ultra and law enforcement communities. But will a wicked offer from the mysterious Norra Onna provide her a better option to reclaim her life?

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

HOPE #3

FLOPPY COP #5

Order Code: JUN191917

The final chapter of the first story arc finds Floppy Cop fighting his jolliest foe yet – Santa Claus! But our real villain Crossword is about to make his getaway unless Floppy and Carmen can catch him before he ruins Christmas!

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

FLOPPY COP #5

BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY #2

Order Code: JUN191915

This second issue in the 6-issue mini-series continues as Harry Houdini brings Hunter to a secret group of some of the greatest minds of the century, where they are studying the supernatural entity known as “The Shifter”. But elsewhere, something is murdering people in the streets! Can the Boston Metaphysical Society stop the slaughter?

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY #2

NORAH Vol. 1 (Trade Paperback)

Order Code: MAY191908

Norah Volume 1 collects the first 4-issue mini-series from writer Kasey Pierce and artist Sean Seal. Norah and her husband, Dr. James Seizhelm, have developed a drug for an intergalactic branch of the military. It mimicks a synthetic genome, altering the DNA of the subject injected with the serum. Now she makes her living as a “coma fisher”, entering the minds of the comatose to either pull them out or send them to their death.

In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $14.99

NORAH Vol. 1 (Trade Paperback)

The Rot Vol. 1 (Trade Paperback)

Order Code: JUN191921

Collecting the The Rot mini-series, plus exclusive bonus content! Dwight Cochran, former assassin, developed cancer in prison. After undergoing a secret procedure funded by the government that destroyed half of the prison, Dwight was reborn as The Rot. With the ability to use his cancer as a weapon, he vowed to punish the wicked and protect the innocent. Heaven can’t stop him. Hell is terrified of him. Man wants to use him.

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $14.99

The Rot Vol. 1 (Trade Paperback)

THE LOVE SHE OFFERED #2

Order Code: JUN191919

Despite the threats and blows, Sean keeps claiming he had nothing to do with the death of his daughter. So Brian asks his friend Ross to make a call. Which results in the arrival of a ruthless mob enforcer. Meanwhile, tensions flare between Ross and Earl. Worse, Brian’s wife Vivian is not going to stay home and wait for him. She desperately needs to know what her husband is up to and begins looking for him. A decision that may lead to even more blood.

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE LOVE SHE OFFERED #2

SHAM #4

Order Code: JUN191923

Resident irreverent comic guru, Tim Fuller, returns with Sham Comics #4! This month, Sham turns its caustic eye on the world of medicine in this hilarious send up Golden Age cheese. Paging Doctor Studly Sham! Paging Doctor Studly Sham! Paging… ahhh, forget it.

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $4.00

SHAM #4

Sioux Falls: Part 3

Order Code: JUN191924

Kota’s past has come back to haunt him in the final installment of the first volume of Sioux Falls. Trapped in the spirit world, Kota is faced with the seemingly impossible task of obtaining the feather of the mystical thunderbird in order to walk between worlds and return home. However, the further Kota ventures into the spirit world, the more he learns that his past is every bit as dangerous as the creatures found within.

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $7.99

Sioux Falls: Part 3

Review: Hope

In the battle between good and evil, things are never really black and white as many people would like to believe. As there is no physical markers that one sees that would automatically tell you what intentions that person possesses. As an avid Star Trek fan, I always marveled at how the franchise, no matter which series you talked about dealt with social issues. The one episode from the original series, that has stuck with me to today, and really doesn’t feel dated at all, is “Let That Be Your Battlefield.

The story revolved around a centuries old war between two alien races, where they simply hated each other because of the side of the face where they have certain colors. The magnitude of what Gene Roddenberry was telling with one particular story cannot be underscored, as it still rings true today, that race is a construct and racism itself is an idea which is thought not inherited. It is always interesting when fiction creeps these ideas in to the reader’s subconscious, and it is always interesting to get into fiction, where these things are more obvious. In Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton’s Hope, the world of Shame is continued on with this installment, as Hope looks to be reincarnated into a human body.

We are brought to Shame’s castle, where most of her demons have been vanquished, as Merritt looks for anyone looking to do harm to Grace and Hope.  As they leave the castle, they make their way down the rod to safer pastures, as though the demon hoard seems t be gone for good, one can never be sure. As we soon find out that Shame and her evil witch, Mother Virtue are hunting for Hope. By book’s end,a new enemy has emerged, as our heroes race to stop them before they can fulfill their promise.

Overall, the book is if HR Giger and Alejandro Jodorowsky worked in the medieval world in a battle between good and evil. The story by Kindzierski is exciting, action packed and unfolds likes well won action adventure. The art by Bolton feels visceral and can be in any museum. Altogether, a graphic novel which engulfs the reader into this magical world and gives fantasy fiction fans a grand tale.

Story: Lovern Kindzierski Art: John Bolton
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Occupy Hope

Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the iconic Barack Obama “Hope” art has decided to modify it a bit to show his support for the 99%.  But, the comic connection is interesting.  As you can see below, a person wearing a Guy Fawkes mask now stands in for the President.  The mask began to hit pop culture awareness with it’s use in Alan Moore and David Lloyd‘s graphic novel V for Vendetta and has since been adopted by the disruption movement Anonymous.

You can read Fairey’s statement here.

Transformers – Change We Can Believe In

Shepard Fairey provided us the iconic “Obama Hope” poster that became synonymous with the Barack Obama Presidential campaign.

IDW Publishing is taking that idea and publishing a limited edition cover for their new Transformers series which launches this Wednesday.  Writer Mike Costa is joined by artist Don Figueroa for one of IDW’s biggest book of the year.

Transformers #1 Change Cover

Choice Quotes

Big Hero Six #1

In the history of the world, only one nation has ever suffered a direct nuclear attack — the island monarchy of Japan.  The attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War 2 inflicted scars on the national memory that last to this day.  Like any nation, Japan needs to defend itself, but unlike the other great powers, it has forsworn the use of nuclear weapons.  They’ve found another way.

Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers #3

Some gender politics:

Leave my fiancee alone.  Do you hear me?!  And I am not a tramp you chauvinistic $*@!!

And, is this an Obama reference?

To not believe in you, the savior, the uniter… is to not believe in hope.  I choose to believe in hope.

Ex-Machina #38

The Great Machine – Effective immediately, I am retiring from volunteer community crimefighting.  And running as your independent candidate for Mayor of the great city of New York.  I’m hoping to be part of a truly grassroots campaign, one that will finally utilize the internet’s true potential to reach all voters.  Starting today, contributions as small as one dollar can be made directly to my new website at http://www.hundred4mayor.net.  That’s the word hundred and the number four, so please don’t–

And on speaking to the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City:

Deputy Mayor – You’ve officially lost your mind.  You’re really going to deliver a speech from the same stage where the worst President in my lifetime is about to ask this country to give him another shot?

Mayor Hundred – I’m just being a good host, Dave.  Now which one of my stupid old “trophies” do you think I should present to the Vice President tomorrow?

Deputy Mayor – You’re letting Cheney inside Gracie Mansion?

Mayor Hundred – Believe it or not, New York doesn’t belong to the Democrats.

Deputy Mayor – And 9/11 doesn’t belong to the Republicans, no matter what the out-of-towners they’re busing into Madison Square Garden think.  Are you at least going to tell these people to start allocating more antiterrorism funds to the cities that actually need it?

And on Mayor Hundred running for Governor:

Deputy Mayor – You mean… you’re thinking about running for Governor?  Because, no offense, once that seat opens, everyone knows it’s going to Spitzer, unless somebody catches Mr. Clean in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.

X-Men: Magneto Testament #1

From the writer Greg Pak

In the three years editor Warren Simons and I have been developing “Magneto: Testament,” we’ve struggled with the complicated, rich, and contradictory information the comics give us about Magneto’s life during the Nazi rise to power and World War II.  Different comics give different accounts of Magneto’s name, his age, his ethnicity and religion, his hair color, and even his Auschwitz tattoo number.  But as dedicated Magneto fans have documented, the most compelling and essential material indicates that Magneto was a Jewish boy in Europe during the Nazi ascendancy and provides several key details about the fate of his family and his experiences in Auschwitz.

We’ve done our best to remain true to these elements while fleshing out the rest of our hero’s experiences based on research into the actual historical record.  Longtime readers will notice a wealth of surprising new details — for example, for the firs time, we’re revealing Magneto’s birth name.  And sometimes, because the comics record is contradictory or conflicts with historical fact, we’ve had to choose one detail over another.  But at every step, we’ve done our best to remain true to the key moments that have contributed so much towards making Magneto the deeply compelling character we know today.

But most importantly, in an age in which Holocaust deniers still spread their lies, we’ve done our best to ensure that the real-world history we explore in the series is entirely accurate and that we deal with this unfathomably harrowing material in a way that’s honest, unflinching, human, and humane.  In later issues, we’ll provide citations and suggestions for future reading.  For now, we offer a thousand thanks to Mark Weitzman of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for his expert advice and historical fact-checking.