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Preview: Red Border #3 (of 4)

Red Border #3 (of 4)

(W) Jason Starr (A) Will Conrad, Ivan Nunes (CA) Tim Bradstreet
In Shops: Jul 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

A young Mexican couple narrowly escapes the Juarez Cartel by fleeing across the border into Texas, only to be run down in the desert by the Cartel’s most brutal thugs. Rescued by a mysterious local who takes them to the safety of his family’s ranch, the couple soon realize they must escape a house of horrors beyond their wildest imagination. The army of assassins closing in on them might be the least of their problems.

Red Border #3 (of 4)

Preview: Red Border #2 (of 4)

Red Border #2 (of 4)

(W) Jason Starr (A) Will Conrad, Ivan Nunes (CA) Tim Bradstreet
In Shops: Jun 24, 2020
SRP: $3.99

A young Mexican couple narrowly escapes the Juarez Cartel by fleeing across the border into Texas, only to be run down in the desert by the Cartel’s most brutal thugs. Rescued by a mysterious local who takes them to the safety of his family’s ranch, the couple soon realize they are trapped in a house of horrors beyond their wildest imagination, and the army of assassins on their trail might be the least of their problems.

Red Border #2 (of 4)

Read Red Border #1 for FREE

A young Mexican couple narrowly escapes the Juarez Cartel by fleeing across the border into Texas, only to be run down in the desert by the Cartel’s most brutal thugs. Rescued by a mysterious local who takes them to the safety of his family’s ranch, the couple soon realize their hosts have more than just skeletons in their closet. Trapped in a house of horrors beyond their wildest imagination, the army of assassins on their trail might be the least of their problems.

AWA Studios is releasing the first issues of their series for you to read for FREE! Written by Jason Starr with art by Will Conrad and Ivan Nunes, and cover art by Tim Bradstreet, read Red Border #1 below!

Preview: Red Border #1 (of 4)

Red Border #1 (of 4)

(W) Jason Starr (A) Will Conrad, Ivan Nunes (CA) Tim Bradstreet
In Shops: Mar 18, 2020
SRP: $3.99

A young Mexican couple narrowly escapes the Juarez Cartel by fleeing across the border into Texas, only to be run down in the desert by the Cartel’s most brutal thugs. Rescued by a mysterious local who takes them to the safety of his family’s ranch, the couple soon realize their hosts have more than just skeletons in their closet. Trapped in a house of horrors beyond their wildest imagination, the army of assassins on their trail might be the least of their problems.

Red Border #1 (of 4)

Red Border from Jason Starr, Wil Conrad, Ivan Nunes, and Sal Cipriano Gets a Trailer

Red Border #1

Writer: Jason Starr
Artist: Will Conrad
Colorist: Ivan Nunes
Cover: Tim Bradstreet
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Diamond Code: JAN201611
On-Sale: March 18, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

When a young, middle-class Mexican couple targeted for death by the Juarez Cartel flee across the border into Texas, they wander into a house of horrors beyond their wildest imagination. Rescued by a mysterious local who takes them to the safety of his family’s ranch, the couple soon realize their hosts have more than just skeletons in their closet, and the army of assassins on their trail might be the least of their problems.

Preview: Cyborg #21

Cyborg #21

Story: Marv Wolfman
Art: Tom Derenick, Scott Kolins
Color: Wil Quintana
Letterer: Rob Leigh
Cover Art: Dale Eaglesham, Ivan Nunes
Variant Cover: Carlos D’Anda, Luis Guerrero
Group Editor: Jim Chadwick
Editor: Harvey Richards
In Shops: Apr 04, 2018
SRP: $3.99

In the DC Universe, Cyborg is the most technical advanced being on the planet-or so we thought. Introducing Mother Box 2.0: Robo-Dojo! Unlike Cyborg, these robots are piloted by the government’s best, brightest, and most loyal soldiers. Super Heroes just got a major upgrade produced, developed and financed by S.T.A.R. Labs.

Preview: Action Comics #999

Action Comics #999

Story: Dan Jurgens Art: Will Conrad
Cover: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund Variant: Kaare Andrews
Color: Ivan Nunes Letterer: Rob Leigh
Editor: Paul Kaminski Assistant Editor: Andrea Shea
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“The General”! Superman’s journey through time has crashed to a halt, and at the end of the line General Sam Lane stands face to face for the first time with his grandson, Jon. Buckle up, because the most awkward super-family reunion in history is about to begin!

Review: Action Comics #999

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Superman.

Action Comics #999 is by Dan Jurgens, Will Conrad, Ivan Nunes, Rob Leigh, Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, Andrew Dalhouse, Kaare Andrews, Andrea Shea, and Paul Kaminski.

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Review: Action Comics #999

*Spoiler Warning*

“What would Superman Do”

I have to say that right from the get go that the title of this story is slightly different from the bombastic “The Fury of General Lane” tag we get on the cover. Comics used this tactic in the 80’s and 90’s now in the 21st century I just like as little advertising on the covers to allow for the art and story content to speak for itself. Speaking of the cover, it’s a striking one, but nothing that really pops out and screams to me “you must have this book”. Surprisingly so, as cover artist Brett Booth is one of the talents that carried a lot titles in the 1990’s most notably Heroes Reborn and Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics. Now again, I’m not bagging on the cover it just doesn’t do it for me.

However, turn the page to the story inside and it resounds with me a bit better. Artist Will Conrad does a really good job of giving us a good Jon and Lois to start off. The large coke bottle glasses on young Jon is a nice touch and gives him an even more normal appearance. The only issue I had with the art and my apologies as I haven’t picked up this title and quite a bit (but I’m a sucker for big annual issues and this was the last one before it sooo) is the appearance of General Lane. I had to look a few times as I thought he was the recently resurrected Jor-El but with a regenerated eye. I’m not sure if this is artistic choice but he sure does look damn youthful. Then again pretty much everyone in the New 52 and Rebirth era do.

As for the story, it would appear that Sam Lane is visiting his daughter Lois and his grandson Jon. Right from the beginning you can sense the tension as the General is particularly critical of his daughters success and how it sometimes comes about at the sacrifice of national security. I really liked this exchange here as it shows real people, family no less at odds with social and political opinions. This is something we can all relate to in this day and age. Characterizations like this flesh out these people more as too many times we have gotten the overused super overprotective father to Lois who wants to keep her safe and bla bla bla. I’m please writer Dan Jurgens did not go that route here. However Lois’s tenacity is not the only gripe he has. They then begin to discuss the big elephant in the room: Superman.

This is where the issue gets interesting because it raises a lot of moral questions with Superman. In a nut shell, Lois of course sternly defends her Super husband as he stands for truth, justice and all that other stuff. While Sam takes a different approach and is aware of Big Blue’s accolades but he worries about a time where Superman may not be so benevolent. Given all the times this has occurred in the DC Universe before, you can’t really blame the guy. He tells Lois it is his mission to defend Earth from the threats that haven’t even been created yet. A very Lex Luthor and Tony Stark approach I must say.

Not only are Sam and Lois going back and forth, but Jon finds himself right in the thick of it and of course is very pro Superman. Why wouldn’t he though? He’s only the super powered offspring of Superman and Lois. It was enjoyable to see him defend his father. Well as much as he possibly could without blowing the family secret.

The rest of the issue is comprised of Superman removing an asteroid and undoing something his father did along time ago. It was nice to see Superman have moral conflictions with Jor-El’s choices and this is why we love him for the hero he is. In reversing Jor-El’s decision, he brings back a character that I was quite shocked to see him receive the mercy treatment. Again this is just an example of the exemplary handle that writer Dan Jurgens has on Superman. I’ve always been on board with his characterization since the 90’s. The decision he makes is one that at first I was starkly against but then as it played out I could see the reasoning. This is one of those things I like in comics. When done right, it makes you question things. I enjoy that when, it is not just a book with pictures and POW and BADOOM everywhere. It adds a nice layer. Aside from the decision he makes as Supes, Clark also gets some shine time here, as the Kent/Lane family reunion takes place and it is handled in a very Superman esque way.

Now unless you cant count, or have been living in the Phantom Zone, you know that the next issue is the granddaddy of them all: Action Comics #1000. Never before has a comic been followed with so many zeroes. Perhaps never again. I know Detective Comics is close, but with all the trend of renumbering and publishing new number ones, I’m looking at this like the one and only. To say I am excited for that book is an understatement. Now with that being said, because the next book is the be all end all, I couldn’t help being underwhelmed here. It wasn’t filler by any means and was a good little story but it did nothing to amp my excitement for next issue. I guess they can’t all be super.

Now if you excuse me, I’m going to put my Blu-ray copy of Superman: The Movie on in preparation for the big 1000. Also I will be humming the John Williams score until then.

Story: Dan Jurgens Art: Will Conrad Color: Ivan Nunes
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Score: 8.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Green Lanterns #42

Green Lanterns #42

Story: Tim Seeley Art: V. Ken Marion
Cover: Will Conrad, Ivan Nunes Variant Cover: Brandon Peterson
Ink: Sandu Florea Colorist: Dinei Ribeiro Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham Editor: Mike Cotton Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino
In Shops: Mar 07, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“INHUMAN TRAFFICKING” part three! Green Lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz have tracked the criminal ring to a religious organization buried deep in the Horsehead Nebula. What does the Order of the Steed need with superheroes from Earth-and will Simon and Jess get stampeded in the process?

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