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Preview: Cat-Man and Kitten

Cat-Man and Kitten

Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Joseph Cooper
Covers: Junggeun Yoon (A), Jonathan Case (B), Jacob Edgar (C)
32 pages | Super Heroes | $3.99 | Teen+

An astonishing standalone superhero story that only Jeff Parker could create! Witness the heroic Cat-Man and his loyal sidekick Kitten as they become embroiled in a dangerous race to recover a priceless artifact that may hold the key to conjuring an ancient god of death! Can our classic adventurers evade pterodactyls, throw hands with the Lavender Gang, and survive the serpentine Snake Men? Find out, in this thrilling one-shot by writer Jeff Parker (Batman ’66) and artist Joseph Cooper (Ninjettes)!

Cat-Man and Kitten

Preview: Vampirella: Mindwarp #3

Vampirella: Mindwarp #3

Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Benjamin Dewey
Covers: Joseph Michael Linsner (A), Junggeun Yoon (B), Lesley “Leirix” Li (C), Jonathan Case (D), Cosplay / Katie Baker (E)
32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

VAMPIRELLA MUST DESTROY A DEMON BENT ON CONQUERING OUR WORLD!
“ACCEPT ME AS YOUR GOD OR DIE!” Vampirella has to stab her way out of chaos, before a surging demon destroys her and then assumes control over mankind!

Vampirella: Mindwarp #3

Preview: Warlord of Mars Attacks

Warlord of Mars Attacks

(W) Jeff Parker (A) Dean Kotz (CA) Greg Hildebrandt
In Shops: Nov 09, 2022
SRP: $19.99

JEFF PARKER (Aquaman, Future Quest) and DEAN KOTZ (Dungeons & Dragons) invite you to behold the battle between the dashingly heroic John Carter Of Mars and the neverendingly power-hungry little green men of Mars Attacks!

HOW has John never encountered these Martians before!? WHY do these cackling monsters want to conquer Mars? And WHAT happens when the war spills over to Earth!? Find out in the stunning volume!

Collects issues #1-5 of Warlord of Mars Attacks!

Warlord of Mars Attacks

Preview: Vampirella: Mindwarp #2

Vampirella: Mindwarp #2

Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Benjamin Dewey
Covers: Joseph Michael Linsner (A), Benjamin Dewey (B), Lesley “Leirix” Li (C), Jonathan Case (D), Cosplay / Katie Baker (E)
32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

WELCOME TO THE ’70S, VAMPI – WE HOPE YOU SURVIVE!
VAMPIRELLA’S BEEN SENT BACK TO THE 1970S FOR A DEADLY ENCOUNTER WITH BLOODTHIRSTY DEMONS!
Dark, impossible energy has shunted modern-day Vampirella’s mind back to her body in the 1970s, when things were different – and deadlier. Vampi will have no time to reacquaint herself with her surroundings before she encounters starving demons with an obsessive taste for vampire! This brain-bending adventure is brought to you by writer Jeff Parker (Batman ’66) and artist Benjamin Dewey (Namor)!

Vampirella: Mindwarp #2

Preview: Vampirella: Mindwarp #1

Vampirella: Mindwarp #1

Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Benjamin Dewey
Covers: Joseph Michael Linsner (A), Benjamin Dewey (B), Lesley “Leirix” Li (C), Jonathan Case (D), Cosplay / Katie Baker (E)
32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

VAMPIRELLA FACES A DEADLY NEW FOE WHO WANTS HER POWER – AND HER IMMORTALITY!
It’s a deadly chase across reality in a Vampirella epic unlike any you’ve seen before. Enter the twisted world of Mindwarp! Meet Baroness Gruzal, an evil sorcerer with an ancient crown that possesses dreadful powers. Gruzal’s ambition is to live one thousand years – and she plans to accomplish this by stealing and inhabiting the powerful body of Vampirella! What follows is a mad chase across time and space itself, as seen through the prism of Vampirella’s wild history and dark origins! Don’t miss this new, brain-melting epic from the feverish minds of writer Jeff Parker (Aquaman) and artist Benjamin Dewey (Namor)!

Valiant announces Ninjak: Superkillers

When classified data is exposed no one is safe. Valiant has revealed a deadly new limited series launching in February, 2023 – Ninjak: Superkillers.

A ruthless team of superpowered killers versus the world’s most lethal assassin – who will survive? The all-new explosive limited series Ninjak: Superkillers is a globetrotting noir tale with deadly consequences for the Valiant Universe.

To learn more about the return of Ninjak, don’t miss out on the all-new stories featured in the Valiant 2022 Free Comic Book Day issue available Saturday, May 7th. The new original stories feature the thrilling, can’t miss introduction of Ninjak: Superkillers – as well as new Bloodshot and Archer & Armstrong stories – alongside previews for the future of Shadowman and X-O Manowar, bringing the Year of Valiant into the spotlight like never before. 

Ninjak: Superkillers #1 is set to launch in February, 2023 from writer Jeff Parker and artist Mike Norton featuring a spectacular preorder cover by Dave Johnson. The limited series puts the fan-favorite Ninjak in a merciless fight to reclaim the life that has been taken from him, but can he survive the onslaught?

Ninjak: Superkillers #1

Preview: Meteor Men: Expanded Edition

Meteor Men: Expanded Edition

(W) Jeff Parker (A) Sandy Jarrell, Kevin Volo
Includes 20 new pages of story!

One summer night, Alden Baylor sits in a field watching the largest meteor shower in human history. What begins as teenage adventure becomes something more—the celestial event brings travelers who will change the world completely, and Alden discovers a connection to one of them. How does a young man who had to grow up fast handle the invasion of his planet? Can Alden keep humanity from oblivion? From writer Jeff Parker (AquamanHulk) and artist Sandy Jarrell (Batman ’66) comes this story of adolescence, friendship, and hard decisions. The deluxe Expanded Edition features twenty new pages of story and art interspersed with the original pages of this modern classic!

Meteor Men: Expanded Edition

Preview: Meteor Men: Expanded Edition

Meteor Men: Expanded Edition

(W) Jeff Parker (A) Sandy Jarrell, Kevin Volo
Includes 20 new pages of story!

One summer night, Alden Baylor sits in a field watching the largest meteor shower in human history. What begins as teenage adventure becomes something more—the celestial event brings travelers who will change the world completely, and Alden discovers a connection to one of them. How does a young man who had to grow up fast handle the invasion of his planet? Can Alden keep humanity from oblivion? From writer Jeff Parker (AquamanHulk) and artist Sandy Jarrell (Batman ’66) comes this story of adolescence, friendship, and hard decisions. The deluxe Expanded Edition features twenty new pages of story and art interspersed with the original pages of this modern classic!

Meteor Men: Expanded Edition

FCBD 2022: Valiant Features New Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, and Ninjak

Explore the Valiant Universe on Free Comic Book Day 2022. Arriving on May 7th, The Year of Valiant 2022 FCBD Special will present new content featuring exciting original stories, insightful behind-the-scenes looks at upcoming comics, in-depth interviews with Valiant creators, and exclusive teasers for fan-favorite characters. The compelling tales starring flagship characters will reward longtime Valiant fans while also serving as easily accessible jumping-on points for new readers.

The Year of Valiant 2022 FCBD Special includes…

  • An all-new Bloodshot story from Ringo Award-nominated writer Deniz Camp and acclaimed artist Jon Davis-Hunt. It’s a brutal brawl between living weapons as the nanite-infused supersoldier stands alone against a terrifying foe in a small town. Only Bloodshot can stop the twisted creation from unleashing more bloodshed and devastation on the neglected part of the country.
  • The fan-favorite duo of Archer & Armstrong go on a brand-new adventure! Written by the Eisner-nominated Steve Foxe and featuring art by rising star Marcio Fiorito, the young and optimistic Archer drags the care-free, hard-drinking and immortal Armstrong on a quest that leads them right into the base of an eldritch cult.
  • The award-winning creative team of Jeff Parker and Mike Norton present an action-packed ride starring Ninjak. In this thrilling original tale, a pair of tech-savvy hitmen set their sights on the superspy in an effort to collect the enormous bounty that is on his head.
  • Plus: Exclusive first looks at the future of Valiant’s iconic characters, including Shadowman and X-O Manowar!
The Year of Valiant 2022 FCBD Special
Cover by Dexter Soy & Veronica Gandini

Review: Ninjak #4

ninjak #4

The first four issues of Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido Ninjak are here, and the long and the short of this review is that Ninjak #4 is really enjoyable, but there is a rather large asterisk added to that sentence that I’ll come back to in a moment because it does verge into spoiler territory – if you want to avoid that, then just know that the book is still worth picking up if you’ve enjoyed the other three issues.

At this point if you’ve been following the chatter about this series then you’ll know that not all of it has been positive when it comes to the art. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, but I’m genuinely enjoying Javier Pulido’s work; he brings a fresh look to Valiant’s comics, and I’ve since sought out other comics Pulido has contributed to, such as Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye run. One of the strengths of Pulido’s artwork is in how he uses the panel layouts to add to the motion of the story in ways that are both overt and subtle; Pulido’s style allows you to flow across the page much like a skate over ice, which is a poor metaphor to say that it’s a smooth read.

The story of Ninjak #4 focuses on Ninjak looking to assassinate Kingmaker and Syphon, which is a fairly straight forward conclusion to the arc thus far. We’ve seen Ninjak use firearms more in Jeff Parker’s run with the character we typically have before, which makes a lot of sense given his lack of high tech equipment after the destruction of his home and separation from MI6 (in Matt Kindt’s Ninjak and Christos Gage’s Ninja-K, respectively). It’s a facet to the character that I enjoy, though admittedly it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. The issue’s pacing is a touch slower than Ninjak #3, as Parker spends time revealing what he’s been hinting at when it comes to how Kingmaker and Syphon have been operating.

The asterisk I had mentioned earlier in the review, however, is that the story doesn’t really come to any kind of satisfying conclusion. If there was another issue coming in November or December, then the ending of the book would make total sense; as it is, the story feels a little too unfinished for an extended break. This may just be me wishing that Valiant were publishing more than two or three books a month, but when it comes to Ninjak the break has a very real chance of slowing any momentum the comic was gaining. The break seems a little too abrupt given the place the story is in.

That said, at the end of the day, I thoroughly enjoyed the book as it is, and ultimately that’s what is important when it comes to reading comics.

Story and Art: Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido
Letters: Dave Sharpe and Javier Pulido
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.6 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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