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Preview: Roku #1

ROKU #1

Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by RAMÓN F. BACHS
Cover A by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover B by VIKTOR KALVACHEV
Cover C by MARC LAMING
Pre-Order Edition Cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 30th

How many lives must the lethal assassin Roku take in her first series?

Killing her way around the globe, the deadly weapon called Roku will face a challenge she can’t simply execute.

Being bad has never been so fun.

ROKU #1

Preview: Archie: The Married Life – 10th Anniversary #3

ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE – 10th ANNIVERSARY #3 (of 6)

Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Covers: Howard Chaykin, Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 10/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The story that follows Archie’s two possible futures—one where he’s married to Veronica and another where he’s married to Betty—presses on! Tragedy strikes Archie and Veronica’s life together and leads the couple to confront some difficult questions while the political landscape of Riverdale is on the cusp of drastically changing. Meanwhile, Archie and Betty’s marriage is less-than-perfect, but a once-in-a-lifetime music opportunity for Archie might lead to some huge changes!

ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE – 10th ANNIVERSARY #3 (of 6)

Exclusive Preview: Archie: The Married Life – 10th Anniversary #3

ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE – 10th ANNIVERSARY #3 (of 6)

Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Covers: Howard Chaykin, Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 10/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The story that follows Archie’s two possible futures—one where he’s married to Veronica and another where he’s married to Betty—presses on! Tragedy strikes Archie and Veronica’s life together and leads the couple to confront some difficult questions while the political landscape of Riverdale is on the cusp of drastically changing. Meanwhile, Archie and Betty’s marriage is less-than-perfect, but a once-in-a-lifetime music opportunity for Archie might lead to some huge changes!

ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE – 10th ANNIVERSARY #3 (of 6)

Archie gets his big break in this advance preview of Archie The Married Life: 10th Anniversary #3!

ARCHIE THE MARRIED LIFE: 10th ANNIVERSARY #3 (of 6)

Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Covers: Howard Chaykin, Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 10/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The story that follows Archie’s two possible futures—one where he’s married to Veronica and another where he’s married to Betty—presses on! Tragedy strikes Archie and Veronica’s life together and leads the couple to confront some difficult questions while the political landscape of Riverdale is on the cusp of drastically changing. Meanwhile, Archie and Betty’s marriage is less-than-perfect, but a once-in-a-lifetime music opportunity for Archie might lead to some huge changes!

ARCHIE THE MARRIED LIFE: 10th ANNIVERSARY #3 (of 6)

Preview: Archie vs. Predator 2 #2 (of 5)

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #2 (of 5)

Script: Alex de Campi
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Variant Covers: Howard Chaykin, Bill Galvan, Rebekah Isaacs, Greg Smallwood, Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 9/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Our trios (new and old) are getting to know each other better—like Classic Betty and Veronica discovering that the newer versions of themselves actually AREN’T both trying to win over Archie’s affections. There’s a lot to take in in this brave, new world, but they’ve got a more pressing issue to deal with: Predator-Archie is quickly turning back into a Predator, and time is running out. Fortunately, the Riverdale Halloween Dance may be just the cover the gang(s) need.

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #2 (of 5)

Teens of two worlds unite in this early preview of Archie Vs. Predator 2 #2!

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #2 (of 5)

Script: Alex de Campi
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Variant Covers: Howard Chaykin, Bill Galvan, Rebekah Isaacs, Greg Smallwood, Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 8/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

Our trios (new and old) are getting to know each other better—like Classic Betty and Veronica discovering that the newer versions of themselves actually AREN’T both trying to win over Archie’s affections. There’s a lot to take in in this brave, new world, but they’ve got a more pressing issue to deal with: Predator-Archie is quickly turning back into a Predator, and time is running out. Fortunately, the Riverdale Halloween Dance may be just the cover the gang(s) need.

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #2 (of 5)

Roku is unleashed by Valiant, Cullen Bunn, and Ramón F. Bachs this October

New York Times bestselling writer Cullen Bunn and stunning artist Ramón F. Bachs unleash Roku, Valiant’s villainous redhead! Former MI6 operative turned contract killer, Roku’s new mission will test her in ways she never expected!

Roku is a thrilling, four-issue limited series launching from Valiant at comic book shops everywhere on October 30, 2019, featuring colors by Stéphane Paitreau, letters by Dave Sharpe, and covers by Viktor KalvachevDave JohnsonMarc Laming, and Howard Chaykin.

Roku

Mark Millar, Image, and Netflix announce Space Bandits featuring Limited Edition Covers

Netflix and Mark Millar have announced their latest project created in-house, Space Bandits—a female led sci-fi story, described by Millar as a female Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid set in space with a massive and exciting cast of characters.

Superstar Artist Matteo Scalera will illustrate the comic-book translation of this original Netflix property, published by Image Comics.

In Space Bandits, Thena Khole and Cody Blue are among the universe’s most wanted felons. Each the leader of their own criminal operations, they run heists across the galaxies—hopping from ship to ship to fleece everyone inside. But when both women are betrayed by their treacherous crews, the bandits only have one thing on their minds: REVENGE.

As a special bonus, and available to order at the same time, is a limited edition series of Space Bandits Legends Covers, featuring Miller’s all-time favorite comic-book artists—artists Miller was obsessed with in high school, and whom he has wanted to work with for years. 

The first of these five very limited edition covers will be illustrated by comic-book legend Howard Chaykin, and will retail for the same price as a comic-book cost when Mark was in high school… just 75 cents. All other covers will retail at the regular $3.99 price.

Space Bandits #1 will be available in stores on Wednesday, July 3. The final order cutoff deadline is June 10.

Diamond Codes:
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover A SCALERA – MAY190028
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover B SCALERA – MAY190029
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover C LEGENDS VAR CHAYKIN – MAY190030
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover D COIPEL – MAY190031
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover E PICHELLI – MAY190032
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover F BLANK VAR – MAY190033

Space Bandits #1 Cover
Space Bandits #1 Cover Howard Chaykin Variant

Review: Decades Marvel in the ’50s “Captain America Strikes”

Marvel continues to celebrate 80 years with Decades Marvel in the 50s which takes a look at the publisher during that decade.

Entitled “Captain America Strikes,” the trade includes Young Men #24-28, Captain America #76-78, Men’s Adventures #27-28, and Captain America: Theater of War – America First! by John Romita, Sr., Mort Lawrence, Jack Abell, Howard Chaykin, Edgar Delgado, Dave Lanphear, and more.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores on February 26! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/comiXology/Kindle
TFAW

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Review: War is Hell #1

War is Hell #1

In honor of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary and history with War Comics comes a brand new edition of War is Hell with two fascinating and soul-crushing tales of War. “In the Mood” by Howard Chaykin takes you to the skies as the Luftwaffe and RAF battle over the English Channel for a battle tale of bitter irony and “War Glammer” by Phillip Kennedy Johnson brings you back to Earth in modern day Afghanistan with a story that will chill you to the bone.

War Is Hell #1 is a comic of two stories – quite literally. Paying homage to the publisher’s roots, we get two separate and distinct stories decry the horrors of war. The second is far more brutal than the first, and is set up as a narration over imagery as a group of US soldier embark on a raid in Afghanistan. The story, War Glammer is written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and features art by Alberto Alburquerque with colours by Andres Mossa. It’s easily the darker of the two in terms of subject matter and the visuals used – which are really quite solid – and doesn’t try to gloss over the soldier’s experience.

Look, I need to be utterly clear here: I am not, nor have I ever been, a member of the armed forces. I genuinely don’t know what war is like beyond news reports and stories online, so while this story fills my impression of war, my impression could be very, very wrong.

That said, War Glammer is a good story, fully contained with a powerful impact on the reader (especially upon the second read through).

Howard Chaykin’s story, In The Mood takes place over several years in the Second World War and follows a German fighter pilot who disagrees with the Nazi philosophy, but takes pride in serving his country (“Germany, not Nazi-Germany”) well. This short story feels very much like the older stories that this book is paying homage too, both in setting and the content of the story. In The Mood is much lighter than the follow up, again both visually and in subject matter, but leaves no less an impact upon the reader as the story reminds us that our actions have consequences.

War Is Hell #1 is a really interesting comic, and the dual story nature of it forces both writers to trim the chaff – neither is forced to extend their stories to fill the space within, and the comic is stronger for it. If you’re interested in a couple of really good short stories, then this is worth picking up; I was going to recommend this when I assumed it was $6, but after a quick fact check, it’s only $4.

Story: Howard Chaykin and Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Howard Chaykin and Alberto Alburquerque
Colourist: Edgar Delgardo and Andres Mossa Letterer: Ken Bruzenak Story: 7.9 Art: 8.3 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Read.

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

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