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Review: Everyday Hero Machine Boy

When he fell into the city Mega 416, Machine Boy left destruction in his wake. Years later, he wants to be a force for good and find out who he is.

Story: Tri Vuong, Irma Kniivila
Art: Tri Vuong
Color: Irma Kniivila
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar

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Preview: Everyday Hero Machine Boy

Everyday Hero Machine Boy

(W) Irma Kniivila, Tri Vuong (A/CA) Tri Vuong, Irma Kniivila
In Shops: Sep 07, 2022
SRP: $12.99

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Machine Boy!
When Machine Boy falls from the sky into the domed city of Mega 416, he leaves a wake of destruction in his path… until Karate Grandpa is able to turn on his heart. Now, Machine Boy wants nothing more than to become a hero! Whether he is fighting giant bugs in the school’s basement, rescuing cats from trees, or making the perfect spaghetti sauce, Machine Boy is always looking for the best way to help others. But when his heart begins to interact dangerously with other debris from space, Machine Boy wonders if he can be a power for good after all.
Rising stars TRI VUONG (LEGO NINJAGO) and IRMA KNIIVILA (Year of the Dog) present a funny and engaging adventure that asks-can you override your own programming?

Everyday Hero Machine Boy

Can You Override Your Own Programming? A New Look at Everyday Hero Machine Boy from Skybound Comet

Skybound Comet has revealed an all-new look at Everyday Hero Machine Boy, the upcoming new original graphic novel from rising star voices Tri Vuong and Irma Kniivila.  

Available everywhere books are sold September 2022, Everyday Hero Machine Boy marks the first Middle Grade release from Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult (Ages 12+) and Middle Grade (Ages 8-12) audiences, but sure to captivate readers of all ages.  

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Machine Boy! When Machine Boy falls from the sky into the domed city of Mega 416, he leaves a wake of destruction in his path… until Karate Grandpa is able to turn on his heart. Now, Machine Boy wants nothing more than to become a hero! Whether he is fighting giant bugs in the school’s basement, rescuing cats from trees, or making the perfect spaghetti sauce, Machine Boy is always looking for the best way to help others. But when his heart begins to interact dangerously with other debris from space, Machine Boy wonders if he can be a power for good after all.   

Tri Vuong and Irma Kniivila create a funny and engaging all-ages adventure that asks—can you override your own programming? 

Everyday Hero Machine Boy (Diamond Code MAY218589, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2130-4) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, September 7 and everywhere books are sold on Tuesday, September 13. 

Everyday Hero Machine Boy

Review: Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1

Marvel Voices: Identity

The impact of Shang Chi and the Ten Rings cannot be understated. The fact that Marvel took a big swing by giving a movie to a character with no prior introduction, was risky. AS the fan base, other than the actual comic book readers, know who he was. The movie met the moment in this time and place.

 As with what happened when Black Panther was released, suddenly fans that never saw themselves were finally …seen. The movie much like the iconic Chadwick Boseman starrer,  also had a nuanced flawed and complicated villain , in Tony Leung’s Mandarin As the world waits for the Ms. Marvel TV show, the visibility of  AAPIs have never been as apparent . In what seems to be Marvel’s annual one shots showing diversity, we get Marvel’s Voices: Identity, showcasing some of the Marvel Universe’s mightiest Asian heroes.

In “ Secrets”, we find Jimmy Woo and Shang Chi, as prey in a  a challenge much akin to Saw coordinated by Crossfire, which finds them saying hard truths to each other, only to become closer for it.  In “ Fool Me Twice”,  Ms. Marvel meets a former love interest /fellow Inhuman/foe, who attempts to use her feelings about him against her but thankfully Shang Chi , shows up , to open her eyes. In “The Primeval Paradox”, Groot and Mantis take a trip to her home planet,   but instead elicits memories of her family who been long gone. In the last story, “While You Were Out”, Wong fights off a creature trying to enter the Sanctum Sanctorum.

Overall, Marvel Voices: Identity is an excellent collection of stories which offers the right bit of nuance, and just how super we all are. The stories by the different creators are immersive. The art by the different creators are beautiful. Altogether, an excellent  one shot that, I hope will continue for many years.

Story: Pornsak Pichetshote, Sabir Prizada, Jeremy Holt, Emily Kim
Art: Creees Lee, Eric Koda, Kei Zama, Rickie Yagawa
Color: Bryan Valenza, Brian Reber, Irma Kniivila, Sebastian Cheng
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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See what awaits for Marvel’s greatest Asian heroes in the Marvel’s Voices: Identity Trailer

In honor of AANHPI Heritage Month, Marvel’s Voices: Identity returns to stands tomorrow with an all-new collection of stories starring some of Marvel’s most iconic Asian heroes! Crafted by an incredible lineup of AANHPI writers and artists from throughout the comics industry, this year’s issue will spotlight Shang-Chi, Ms. Marvel, Mantis, Wong, and Jimmy Woo in four action-packed and heartfelt adventures! Fans can get a first look at the action to come in the all-new Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

  • Writer Pornsak Pichetshote and artist Creees Lee take Shang-Chi and Jimmy Woo on a vital mission with some unexpected surprises
  • Writer Sabir Pirzada and artist Eric Koda teams up Ms. Marvel with Shang-Chi in a story that explore these two heroes’ differences and similarities
  • Writer Jeremy Holt and artist Kei Zama spotlight the Guardians of the Galaxy’s Mantis, diving into the iconic character’s fascinating past and gearing her up for a bright future
  • Writer Emily Kim and artist Rickie Yagawa showcase the power and expertise of master of the mystic arts, Wong, in an exciting solo adventure

Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 2022 continues the tradition of inspiring and uplifting storytelling that truly reflects “the world outside your window.” These stories celebrate Marvel’s ongoing, ever-expanding pantheon of heroes and the vastness of all Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Island cultures and identities. Celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month with Marvel Comics by picking up Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 tomorrow, digitally or at your local comic shop!

Preview: Marvel Voices: Identity #1

Marvel Voices: Identity #1

(W) Pornsak Pichetshote, Sabir Pirzada, Jeremy Holt, Emily Kim (A) Creees Lee, Eric Koda, Kei Zama, Rickie Yagawa (c) Bryan Valenza, Brian Reber, Irma Kniivila, Sebastian Cheng (CA) Creees Lee
RATED T
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $5.99

THE GREATEST ASIAN SUPER HEROES AND CREATORS RETURN!
Just in time for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, comes a new spotlight on the best Asian super heroes in comics! Ms. Marvel! Shang-Chi! Wong! Mantis! Plus, more surprises to come from an amazing lineup of new and established AAPI creators!

Marvel Voices: Identity #1

Get a First Look at Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1

Shang-Chi, Kamala Khan, Wong, Mantis, and Jimmy Woo headline Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 2022. The second Marvel’s Voices anthology honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month will showcase brand new stories crafted by both emerging and established Asian and AAPI talent. Arriving on May 25, Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 2022 will feature four action-packed and heartfelt adventures set throughout the Marvel Universe plus an introduction by Isabel Hsu, Senior Manager of Creative Development at Marvel Games and exclusive interview with longtime comic book letterer and industry pioneer, Janice Chiang. Right now, fans can get their first look at all four covers and preview each of the featured stories, including:

  • Writer Pornsak Pichetshote and artist Creees Lee take Shang-Chi and Jimmy Woo on a vital mission with some unexpected surprises
  • Writer Sabir Pirzada and artist Eric Koda teams up Ms. Marvel with Shang-Chi in a story that explore these two heroes’ differences and similarities
  • Writer Jeremy Holt and artist Kei Zama spotlight the Guardians of the Galaxy’s Mantis, diving into the iconic character’s fascinating past and gearing her up for a bright future
  • Writer Emily Kim and artist Rickie Yagawa showcase the power and expertise of master of the mystic arts, Wong, in an exciting solo adventure

Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 2022 features colors by Bryan Valenza, Brian Reber, Irma Kniivila, and Sebastian Cheng. It features covers by Creees Lee and Romulo Fajardo, Jr., Jeehyung Lee, Stan Sakai and Emi Fuji, and Wooh Nayoung.

Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 2022 continues the tradition of inspiring and uplifting storytelling that truly reflects “the world outside your window.” These stories celebrate Marvel’s ongoing, ever-expanding pantheon of heroes and the vastness of all Asian, Asian American and Pacific Island cultures and identities.

Power Up Your Heart with Skybound and Comet’s Everyday Hero Machine Boy Trailer

Image and Skybound have debuted an electrifying new trailer for the upcoming Skybound Comet release Everyday Hero Machine Boy, the all-new Middle Grade original graphic novel from rising star voices Tri Vuong and Irma Kniivila.

The trailer grants an all-new sneak preview of the eponymous hero as he tries to save his city, survive high school, and eat copious amounts of spaghetti, all while attempting to override his programming. Set against an 8-bit paradise, Everyday Hero Machine Boy is the heartwarmingly cool story that will inspire you to activate your heart and be an everyday hero.

Everyday Hero Machine Boy (Diamond Code MAY218589, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2130-4) will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, September 7 and everywhere books are sold on Tuesday, September 13.

Get a New Look at Skybound Comet’s Everyday Hero Machine Boy

Image Comics and Skybound revealed an electric new look at Everyday Hero Machine Boy, the all-new original graphic novel from rising star voices Tri Vuong and Irma Kniivila.

Available everywhere books are sold September 2022, Everyday Hero Machine Boy marks the first Middle Grade release from Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult (Ages 12+) and Middle Grade (Ages 8-12) audiences, but sure to captivate readers of all ages.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Machine Boy! When Machine Boy falls from the sky into the domed city of Mega 416, he leaves a wake of destruction in his path… until Karate Grandpa is able to turn on his heart. Now, Machine Boy wants nothing more than to become a hero! Whether he is fighting giant bugs in the school’s basement, rescuing cats from trees, or making the perfect spaghetti sauce, Machine Boy is always looking for the best way to help others. But when his heart begins to interact dangerously with other debris from space, Machine Boy wonders if he can be a power for good after all.

Tri Vuong and Irma Kniivila create a funny and engaging all-ages adventure that asks—can you override your own programming?

Everyday Hero Machine Boy (Diamond Code MAY218589, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2130-4) will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, September 7 and everywhere books are sold on Tuesday, September 13.

Everyday Hero Machine Boy

Get a First Look at Everyday Hero Machine Boy

Image Comics and Skybound have revealed a first look at Everyday Hero Machine Boy, the all-new original graphic novel from rising star voices Tri Vuong and Irma Kniivila.

Available everywhere books are sold September 2022, Everyday Hero Machine Boy marks the first Middle Grade release from Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult (Ages 12+) and Middle Grade (Ages 8-12) audiences, but sure to captivate readers of all ages.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Machine Boy! When Machine Boy falls from the sky into the domed city of Mega 416, he leaves a wake of destruction in his path… until Karate Grandpa is able to turn on his heart. Now, Machine Boy wants nothing more than to become a hero! Whether he is fighting giant bugs in the school’s basement, rescuing cats from trees, or making the perfect spaghetti sauce, Machine Boy is always looking for the best way to help others. But when his heart begins to interact dangerously with other debris from space, Machine Boy wonders if he can be a power for good after all.

Tri Vuong and Irma Kniivila create a funny and engaging all-ages adventure that asks—can you override your own programming?

Everyday Hero Machine Boy (Diamond Code MAY218589, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2130-4) will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, September 7 and everywhere books are sold on Tuesday, September 13.

Everyday Hero Machine Boy
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