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Preview: Super Trash Clash

Super Trash Clash

(W) Edgar Camacho (A/CA) Edgar Camacho
In Shops: Nov 30, 2022
SRP: $14.99

It’s an age-old story: for her birthday, Dul wanted the hottest new video game, but her mom accidentally bought her Super Trash Clash-one of the worst games ever made. But years later, when an older Dul finds a cartridge in a vintage store, memories come flooding back: simpler times when she could disappear into electronic worlds or spend hours battling with friends and enemies, and the love and sacrifices that bound her family together. This vivid and action-packed graphic novel from Mexican rising star Edgar Camacho is a heartwarming reflection on what gaming means to kids, crammed full of Easter eggs and tributes to the games that shaped our culture.

Super Trash Clash

Preview: Godzilla Rivals: Vs. Gigan

Godzilla Rivals: Vs. Gigan

(W) Keith Davidsen (A) SidVenBlu (CA) E.J. Su
In Shops: Nov 30, 2022
SRP: $7.99

Seattle, 2008. Networked computers and video game consoles have connected millions across the globe in virtual combat… and an insidious intelligence has taken notice. The insectoid Nebulans, would-be conquerors of Earth, have hijacked the MMOs and uploaded the collective fighting techniques and strategy of gamers worldwide directly into the central processing unit of their cyborg champion. What chance does Godzilla have at victory when the vicious opponent Gigan has been augmented by the savagery of all humanity?

Godzilla Rivals: Vs. Gigan

Preview: Star Trek: Lower Decks #3

Star Trek: Lower Decks #3

(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Chris Fenoglio
In Shops: Nov 30, 2022
SRP: $6.99

With the Cerritos under attack and Captain Freeman’s away team accused of violating Starfleet’s most upheld principle, can the crew prove their innocence? Or will they end up one of Dracula’s infamous Draquiri cocktails? Beam aboard and witness the thrilling finale to the exclusive hit Paramount+ animated series tie-in!

Star Trek: Lower Decks #3

Preview: Star Trek #2

Star Trek #2

(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A) Oleg Chudakov (CA) Ramon Rosanas
In Shops: Nov 30, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Tasked with a mission from the Prophets, Benjamin Sisko enlists the help of an old friend from Qo’noS to track the ship and persons responsible for slaying the gods. From Star Trek: Year Five duo Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Batman Beyond, Captain America) and illustrated by Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars), continue the adventure in IDW’s brand-new, flagship Star Trek ongoing series that features fan-favorite characters from every era of Trek!

Star Trek #2

Preview: Dark Spaces: Wildfire #5

Dark Spaces: Wildfire #5

(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Hayden Sherman
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $3.99

It was a crazy plan. They faced impossible obstacles and wild twists and turns they never could have imagined. Now it’s time to see if Ma and her crew can rally to salvage their death-defying heist or if any chance for a better future is going to go up in smoke. Scott Snyder and Hayden Sherman bring the fiery first saga of Dark Spaces to a stunning conclusion!

Dark Spaces: Wildfire #5

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

(W) Larry Hama (A) S. L. Gallant (CA) Jamie Sullivan
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $6.99

“All In,” Part 5! This is it! The final G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero story arc at IDW Publishing comes to a blockbuster conclusion! Using a brand-new casino on Cobra Island as a front, Cobra has been busy resurrecting both dangerous villains and heroes behind the scenes, all in the hope of creating the deadliest Cobra army ever! Will the warriors of G.I. Joe foil their archenemy’s evil machinations before it’s too late? Or will the devious Revanche robots have the last word over both the Joes and Cobra? The game for the fate of the world has reached its calamitous finale, and it’s time for every single player to go… all in! Living Legend Larry Hama and SL Gallant bring us this final special overlength issue of their long and celebrated run at IDW Publishing! Including special extras, this milestone issue is not to be missed!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

Review: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300 is a comic that should be a celebration. It’s the final issue of the long running series being published by IDW Publishing with a future that’s still unknown. It’s also an amazing accomplishment for writer Larry Hama who has been the architect from the early days. The finale to a long running storyline, the issue should be fireworks and excitement to wrap things up. Unfortunately, like the C-130 within the pages, the result is a crash.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300 is an oddity of an issue. Pure action and over the top moments, it encapsulates so much of what makes G.I. Joe fun. The concepts are out there mixing military action and sci-fi weirdness, mixing in a dash of laughs and humor. It’s classic Joe. But, the comic ends on a cliffhanger, an unfinished story that feels both fitting and frustrating. Like a good “to be continued”, the issue leaves you hanging right at a big moment of action waiting for the next episode (issue in this case). But, that may never come leaving it all a bit of a letdown. It’s not so much a celebration as an oddity of a “finale” that doesn’t quite satisy.

Featuring the art of S.L. Gallant with ink by Aria Keane, and color of J. Brown, the art is good. I’m not the biggest fan of Gallant’s style but there’s something for how much is packed into the issue. The action scenes are entertaining and there’s a lot to keep track of and change up. The team handles that well with all of the characters looking solid and each scene hitting its beat visually.

The comic features a PSA from writer Erik Burnham, art by Billy Penn, and color by Luis Antonio Delgado. Like the rest of the comic, it captures the feel of classic G.I. Joe PSAs but like the overall issue, something is slightly off. It’s a nice fun send off but again, doesn’t really feel like that special finale.

And that’s probably what bothers me most about G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300. It doesn’t feel like a send off. It feels like an unfinished piece by a maestro who deserved a better ending. Still, there’s something interesting and gutsy about leaving things the way it is. This is an issue that’ll be debated for quite a while by Joe fans.

Story: Larry Hama, Erik Burnham Art: S.L. Gallant, Billy Penn
Ink: Aria Keane Color: J. Brown, Luis Antonio Delgado Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Story: 6.5 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Pass

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Transformers: Shattered Glass II #4

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #4

(W) Danny Lore (A) Dan Khanna (CA) Livio Ramondelli
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Tired of waiting for Megatron to give an order, Flamewar charges into battle in the airspace above Metroplex. She knows what Megatron wants: Victory. The Titan. Autobot destruction. And the best way to prove herself to him is to secure all that for him, no matter the cost. Right?

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #4

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Best of Leatherhead

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Best of Leatherhead

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) James Biggie
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $5.99

Long before becoming a pawn in the Rat King’s Armageddon Game, Leatherhead ran rampant as one of the TMNT’s most iconic foes! Relive some of the ruinous reptile’s most raucous tales in this collection featuring the lethal Leatherhead!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Best of Leatherhead

Preview: The Rocketeer Deluxe: The Complete Adventures

The Rocketeer Deluxe: The Complete Adventures

(W) Dave Stevens (A/CA) Dave Stevens
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $100.00

Take flight with Cliff and Betty in this beautiful oversized collection that features the original complete comics saga!
This long-out-of-print collection, and Eisner-award winner for best design, features the entire Rocketeer saga by Dave Stevens, plus more than 100 pages of supplemental material-sketches, prelims, and tons more-giving new insight into the artist’s thought processes as he was developing The Rocketeer! And all wrapped up in a lovely slipcase!

Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer burst onto the shelves of comic book shops 40 years ago! This beautifully illustrated and charming story features the adventures of down-and-out stunt pilot Cliff Secord after he finds an experimental jetpack. With the help of his closest friend and confidante Peevy, and the support (mostly) of his beautiful girlfriend Betty, Cliff takes to the skies in 1938 Los Angeles. Intrigue abounds as Cliff finds himself fighting enemy spies and nefarious criminals, all the while trying to keep his personal life with Betty from being waylaid by his double-life as The Rocketeer!

The Rocketeer Deluxe: The Complete Adventures
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