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Preview: Lumberjanes: Bonus Tracks SC

Lumberjanes: Bonus Tracks SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Faith Erin Hicks, Jen Wang , Kelly Thompson, Holly Black, Gabby Rivera
Artists: Rosemary Valerio-O’Connell, Christine Norrie, Savanna Ganucheau, Marina Julia, Gaby Epstein
Cover Artist: Chynna Clugston Flores
Price: $14.99

Presenting the Lumberjanes short stories collected for the first time in a paperback. Join April, Jo, Mal, Molly, and Ripley as they explore their all-girls camp. From ghost ponies to strange plants, these Lumberjanes are ready to take on anything that comes their way as long as they have each other. Collects the Lumberjanes Specials, including Beyond Bay Leaf, Making the Ghost of It, and Faire and Square.

Review: The Prince and the Dressmaker

I remember viewing movies with my grandparents in our family home in New York. We did not only watch what was considered family friendly movies, like the King and I, but just about every movie that came on HBO. One of those movies, was Victor/Victoria, with Julie Andrews, James Garner, and the guy who played Webster’s dad, Alex Karras. This was the first time as a kid, I saw someone who I closely associated with a certain character, Julie Andrews in Sound Of Music, play a character nowhere near who they were in that particular film. That was not the part of the movie, that changed my view, is how a woman could dress as a man, which is something I asked my parent about soon after the movie was over.

They tried to explain in their most PC way, which further confused me. It was not until I saw Rocky Horror Picture Show, that I even begin to understand what transvestitism is, and I only recently found out how different it is from being transgender, thanks to Transparent. As the world forges to become more accepting of all sexualities and gender identities, it still feels as though the world is stuck in a time warp, and that is why the world needs more stories, not only to educate but for them to empathize. Jen Wang’s The Prince and The Dressmaker is one of those stories that does both and does quite enchantingly.

We are in Enlightenment era Paris, and the prince of Belgium Prince Sebastian, is holding court to find a wife or more accurately his parents are looking to marry him off, to secure more power. We also meet Frances, a low-level seamstress, who makes a beautiful dress one night, which changes her life forever as she is secretly hired to be a personal seamstress. This is where our two protagonists meet, and a rare friendship is sparked, one where trust knows no bounds and the one secret they share liberates them both. By book’s end, this newly found freedom, leads to their happiness, one which shows the and the world, it’s okay to be who you are.

Overall, a magical book that shows how the world handles perceptions, and how acceptance starts with person struggling to find it. The story by Wang is touching, funny, deep, and charmed. The art by Wang is breathtaking and alluring. Altogether, a story that will make you root for both of the protagonists, and understand that the love of one’s self is  one of the keys to life.

Story: Jen Wang Art: Jen Wang
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

First Second provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Adventure Time Comics #11

Adventure Time Comics #11

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Jarrett Williams, Patsy Chen, Grace Kraft, Lucie Ebrey
Artists: Jarrett Williams, Patsy Chen, Grace Kraft, Lucie Ebrey
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Chase Van Weerdhuizen
Subscription Cover: Jen Wang
Variant Cover: Renato Faccini
Price: $3.99

Four new short stories! The princesses engage in a rap battle, BMO tries its hand at cooking, Princess Bubblegum and Marceline experience a rollercoaster of emotions, and T.V. goes on a quest to find “The Legendary Snack”!

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the-dregs-1-9It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below.

We’ll have our picks in a bit, but while you wait, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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The Beat – A year of free comics – Kate Beaton’s Holiday Comics 2016 – Free comic to read!

Boing Boing – Jen Wang is selling original art from our graphic novel IN REAL LIFE to benefit ACLU and CAIR – Go! Do some good and get some original art too!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Animosity: The Rise

Talking Comics – The Circle #2

Talking Comics – The Dregs #1

Preview: Lumberjanes: Makin’ the Ghost of It 2016 Special #1

Lumberjanes: Makin’ the Ghost of It 2016 Special #1

Writer: Jen Wang, Kelly Thompson
Artist: Christine Norrie, Savanna Ganucheau

Jen takes the girls on a nature walk to show them which plants are edible in case they need to survive in the wilderness. Along the way, she tells them the story about an axe murderer who took his friends out, one by one until no one was left, thoroughly scaring Mal. Terrified and unable to sleep, Mal thinks she sees something lurking outside. Is it…THE AXE MURDERER?! In the second story, Ripley recounts how she saved Jen’s life—but did it go down as fantastic as she claims?

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Preview: Free Comic Book Day BOOM! Studios 2016 Summer Blast

Free Comic Book Day BOOM! Studios 2016 Summer Blast

Writers: David Petersen, Cory Godbey, Box Brown, Jen Wang, Hope Larson, and K.I. Zachopoulos
Artists: David Petersen, Cory Godbey, Box Brown, Christine Norrie, Brittney Williams, and Vincenzo Balzano

In the BOOM! Studios 2016 Summer Blast, read all-new, original short stories of David Petersen’s Mouse Guard and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. Plus, get sneak peeks of the upcoming new Adventure Time: Comics series, the Lumberjanes: Makin’ the Ghost of It special, and this summer’s highly anticipated original graphic novel from Archaia, The Cloud. As a bonus, we’ve included preview pages from Goldie Vance, our newest BOOM! Box debut. There’s something in this Free Comic Book Day issue for everyone!

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Preview: Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake: Card Wars TP

Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake: Card Wars TP

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Writer: Jen Wang
Artists: Britt Wilson & Rian Sygh

Cake is a Card Wars champ who can’t be beat, and Fionna…is really tired of getting beaten! They set off in search of a challenger who can really test Cake’s mettle. When they stumble across some gamer slugs, they think they’ve hit the jackpot, but these guys have never heard of Cake and refuse to even play with her! Collects the complete limited series!

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Preview: Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars #6 (of 6)

Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars #6 (of 6)

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Writer: Jen Wang
Artist: Britt Wilson

Final issue! Cake takes on the Floop Master!

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Preview: Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars #5 (of 6)

Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars #5 (of 6)

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Writer: Jen Wang
Artist: Britt Wilson

Cake has finally made it to the Floop Master, but will she be able avenge LSP? Can she defeat the Floop Master after neglecting Fionna for so long?

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Preview: Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars #4 (of 6)

Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars #4 (of 6)

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Writer: Jen Wang
Artist: Britt Wilson

The Card Wars tournament is in full throttle as Cake takes on all opponents.

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