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Preview: DC’s Legion of Bloom #1

DC’s Legion of Bloom #1

Writer: Kenny Porter, Cavan Scott, Zac Thompson, Julio Anta, Calvin Kasulke, Ashley Allen, Travis Moore
Penciller: Travis Moore, Brian Level, Isaac Goodhart, Hayden Sherman, Jacoby Salcedo, Atagun Ilhan
In Shops: Mar 21, 2023
SRP: $9.99

How do you announce winter is coming to an end? You spring it on them! Welcome the springtime with a celebration of DC’s greenest and greatest. As the flowers bloom, breathe in that Swamp Thing smell. Watch the Blue Beetles fly out from Titans West. Pick a Captain Carrot or two from Floronic Man’s garden, but make sure to avoid the Poison Ivy. The season may go by in a Flash, but don’t worry—stories like these last forever. Oh, and Wonder Woman will be there, too!

DC's Legion of Bloom #1

Review: It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1

It's Only Teenage Wasteland #1

Parents go out of town, it’s time to throw a party. The concept has played out in entertainment and real life so many times it’s become a classic and a genre by itself. It’s also a weird one as these types of events are ones we ourselves experience. So, how does entertainment top our own experiences? It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1 does that by taking wrecking the house to a whole new level.

Written by Curt Pires, It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1 focuses on Javi and his friends. They’re not popular, but they’re also not the “losers” either. Javi’s parents head of out town and that gives him the opportunity to throw a party and up their status in school a little bit. But, in these sorts of situations, things get out of hand and escalate.

How much does it escalat?

How about waking up after some disaster/apocalypse after a fight?

Yeah, this is a much different type of party out of hand story and where it’s going I have absolutely no idea. But, it’s a hell of a twist to a genre we’ve seen so many times before.

The art by Jacoby Salcedo is great. It reminds me a lot of Tyler Boss’ style and it works so well with this type of story. Salcedo is joined by Mark Dale by color and lettering by Micah Myers. What I particularly like about this debut is how the art tells so much about the characters. The style of clothes, hair, or details in the background add so much to what you can expect. A Confederate flag for instance tells you everything you need to know about certain characters for instance before they even open their mouths. It’s a detail that informs the reader but also makes what they say and what they do not as shocking and not as out of the blue. It’s visuals that add to the characters and helps build the world.

It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1 is a great start that has a solid hook. The characters are interesting and where it’s all going feels both new and familiar. This will be an exciting one that takes genres that have been done to death and mashes them together. This is one to keep an eye on.

Story: Curt Pires Art: Jacoby Salcedo
Color: Mark Dale Letterer: Micah Myers
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Purchase: TFAWZeus ComicscomiXology/Kindle

Where will you be when the world ends?

From Dark Horse Comics, acclaimed creator Curt Pires and rising star artist Jacoby Salcedo comes It’s Only Teenage Wasteland, a new coming-of-age post-apocalyptic comic series. In addition to Pires’ and Salcedo’s work, Mark Dale will color and Micah Myers will letter. The first issue will also include a variant cover by Antonio Fuso.

When his parents go out of town for the weekend, Mexican-American high schooler Javi decides to throw a party—one that’ll launch him and his buds into popularity! Or at least get them noticed by their crushes. But when things take a turn for the worse, Javi and his friends are thrust into a situation and future they could have never have prepared for. 

It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1 (of 4) will be available at comic shops December 7. It is now available for pre-order at your local comic shop. It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1 will retail for $3.99.

Home Will Feature Variant Covers by Jacoby Salcedo

The upcoming series Home by writer Julio Anta and artist Anna Wieszczyk will boast a special, collectible series of variant covers featuring artwork by the lauded Jacoby Salcedo

Salcedo is a longtime collaborator with Anta. They’ve previously worked together on “The Price of Freedom,” “Between Two Worlds,” and “Balseros,” mini-comics which were published in anthologies like COVID Chronicles and magazines like Panel X Panel. The pair have a forthcoming graphic novel together, Frontera, slated for 2023 with HarperAlley.

There will be a Salcedo variant available for each issue of the five-issue miniseries in stores this April. 

The new series Home explores the real-world implications of a migrant with extraordinary powers, and will launch from Image Comics in April.

Home follows a young boy who is torn away from his mother while seeking asylum at the U.S. border, just as something begins to change in him. He doesn’t know it yet, but it’s the onset of superhuman abilities that will change his life forever. 

Home #1 Cover A by Sterle (Diamond Code FEB210032), Home #1 Cover B by Salcedo (Diamond Code DEC209048) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 14.

Home #1 Cover B by Jacoby Salcedo