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Preview: Mech Cadet Yu #11

Mech Cadet Yu #11

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Cover Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Colorist: Jessica Kholinne
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Price: $3.99

The penultimate issue of the smash series, as Stanford, Park and Skip must save the world…but first they have to save each other.

Preview: Mech Cadet Yu #10

Mech Cadet Yu #10

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Cover Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Colorist: Jessica Kholinne
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Price: $3.99

Under the Sharg’s assault, the cadets are forced to put their trust in mankind’s most dangerous creation: Hero Force 2.

Review: Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Harley Quinn vs. the Joker

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 the final issue of the prelude to Batman and Catwoman’s wedding!

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Harley Quinn vs. the Joker is by Tim Seeley, Sami Basri, Jessica Kholinne, Otto Schmidt, Dave Sharpe, Rafael Albuquerque, Dave Wielgosz, Chris Conroy, and Jamie S. Rich.

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Review: Mech Cadet Yu #9

Skip and the cadets take the fight to the Sharg, in outer space!

There’s that moment in the film where the young characters and alien are torn apart. E.T. Iron Giant. They have those moments and it’s at those times I find myself choking up a bit. Mech Cadet Yu #9 is that moment in the story.

The battle has been taken to the Sharg and it looks desperate. Writer Greg Pak has set things up perfectly so that we the readers not only have an emotional attach but we also feel the dread and epic nature of it all. This feels like an extinction level event and the odds are stacked against Earth.

It also feels like that last stand moment where the hero stays behind and sacrifices themself to make sure the bomb goes off the stop the bad guys. Except in this case, everyone feels like they’re in that role. Despite theis being a comic full of children there’s a sense that anyone can die here and I truly had no idea who would and who wouldn’t if any.

But what’s more interesting is that Pak puts these heroes in the middle of two sides of bad. There’s the evil bugs (who get a really nice twist reveal) and then there’s the military who want to murder the friendly robots. There’s a desperation that permeates the issue in so many ways. How to defeat the aliens and our heroes doing what they can with a ragtag force.

The art by Takeshi Miyazawa with color by Jessica Kholinne is fantastic as always. The mixture of alien robots and aliens, the organic and inorganic just blends so well. There’s some twists when it comes to that as well and it works really well visually. Each robot continues to have so much personality themselves and a lot of that is how they’re drawn. They don’t have the emotional range of humans but somehow we still know what they’re feeling through their physical actions.

The issue continues the blend of the adult and the kid. You can enjoy this adventure as giant robots and kids versus aliens but then there’s also this layer of militarization and sending children to war. We also get an emotional rollercoaster of an issue with ups and downs throughout. At one moment you want to celebrate victory and another it’s tragedy. The creative team toy with our emotions with perfect pacing and punches. This is a series I look forward to each month and Pak and Miyazawa keep delivering excellence with every issue.

Story: Greg Pak Art: Takeshi Miyazawa
Color: Jessica Kholinne Lettering: Simon Bowland

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Mech Cadet Yu #9

Mech Cadet Yu #9

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Cover Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Colorist: Jessica Kholinne
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Price: $3.99

Skip and the cadets take the fight to the Sharg, in outer space!

Preview: Batgirl #20

Batgirl #20

Story: Hope Larson Art: Sami Basri Cover: Dan Mora
Color: Jessica Kholinne Letterer: Deron Bennett
Group Editor: Jamie S. Rich Editor: Brittany Holzherr
In Shops: Feb 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

As the temperature drops even lower, Batgirl feels the pressure to find the maniac behind the worst blizzard that Gotham has seen in years! All signs point to the city’s latest villain turned hero: the Penguin. Could his efforts to help be a front for a greater crime in the making? What does his brilliant yet corrupt son, Black Sun, have to do with it? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to our wintry tale!

Preview: Teen Titans #16

Teen Titans #16

(W) Marv Wolfman (A) Tom Derenick, Trevor Scott (CA) Sami Basri, Jessica Kholinne
RATED T
In Shops: Jan 24, 2018
SRP: $3.99

An unseen villain has taken over the citizens of San Francisco with one target in mind…Starfire! Can Kory and her teammates figure out a cure for the masses before they lose control of their minds and bodies forever? Find out in this one-shot epic written by comics legend Marv Wolfman!

Review: Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde #1

StarkatThis book opens with Peter Quill singing “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid, and it is the perfect note to start this book off on.  Sure, Disney song in a Marvel book, owned by Disney…and this book is heavily influenced by Disney; it’s movies and animation…and that may turn some people off from checking out this book. But trust me, this Secret Wars tie in is definitely one you want to dive into.

We’re introduced to Peter Quill; THE Peter Quill from the original Marvel Universe, and explains how he was rescued on the ship that Reed Richards built, and was able to ferry a handful of original characters away from the earth they knew before the final incursion destroyed it all. Now, Peter is hiding out in Manhattan at The Quiet Room, the lead singer to the house band, going by the name Stevie Rogers. All the women love him and constantly seek to gain his attention, but Peter is still mourning the loss of his fiancée, Kitty Pryde…..until she walks into the club.

Kitty has arrived, an agent of Valeria Von Doom, to attend a meeting with Gambit the Collector, who has some “anomaly” that Kitty is very anxious to get back to the Foundation. After some flirting on Gambit’s part, and the promised payment from Kitty Pryde, Gambit hands over what looks to be a lock of hair, which Kitty scans and it is shown to be of unknown origins. Gambit is thrilled by this and collects his payment…but also wishes to further his time with Kitty. Kitty makes her intentions very clear, brandishing her own set of claws…but has also caught the eye of Peter Quill, who can’t believe he is seeing the love of his life in the same room. He intervenes on her behalf, causing Gambit to suspect a double cross, and a scuffle breaks out which results in Gambit getting away with his payment AND the anomaly…Peter planting a whopper of a kiss on Kitty…and Kitty planting her fist to Peter’s face. Which, yields a surprising result for Kitty, and she makes sure not to let Peter out of her sight.

This book was a breath of fresh air after reading so many darker, grittier stories taking place in Secret Wars.  We have a great perspective from Peter, being from the original Marvel universe, and how he is getting by in this region of Battleworld. This is Star-Lord as I know him from Guardians of the Galaxy, and I am very happy to see his humour and the light tone follow from that book to this one. Sam Humphries, who also wrote Guardians of the Galaxy, clearly shows his grasp of Peter’s character is spot on, giving us the joking, easy going space traveller we have all come to love. Alti Firmansyah‘s art work, along with Jessica Kholinne‘s colors, are beautiful. As mentioned, this book is heavy on the Disney influence, and the art work totally brings it to the forefront, with the animated facial expressions and the gown on Kitty, which would befit any Disney princess. The art just raises this story to the next level, giving us a more colourful and light hearted look into Battleworld, which is something I think a lot of readers will look forward to.

From the cover of this book, this is not the story I was expecting to be told with Peter and Kitty…but I loved every minute of this. The familiarity from Peter, the art work and colors (I can’t say enough about them) and just the overall light tone of this book made it a great read for me and I cannot wait for the next issue.

Story: Sam Humphries Art: Alti Firmansyah Colours: Jessica Kholinne
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics releases a trailer for The Weirding Willows

When she was nine, Alice discovered a portal to another world… a world called Wonderland!

But Wonderland isn’t the only world connected to the Wild Woods, a dimensional nexus that Alice spent her childhood exploring. It’s a strange, magical place where Earth, Wonderland, OZ, Neverland, Mars, Pellucidar and Elysium collide – and where anything can happen!

From talking rabbits to winged monkeys, from Frankenstein’s Monster to a rampaging purple T-rex, from a kidnapped Mowgli to a werewolf with a deadly secret – there’s never a quiet day!

Now a young woman, Alice and her amazing friends are all that stand between the gateways in the Weir – and those who would exploit them.

This astounding first collected edition includes a brand-new chapter, exclusive to this volume.

Step into the Weirding Willows… and be transported to worlds beyond your imagination.

The Weirding Willows written by Dave Elliot, art by Barnaby Bagenda, and Sami Basri, colors by, and lettering by Imam E. Wibowo goes on sale July 1.

Preview: Code Monkey Save World #4

Code Monkey Save World #4

Writer: Greg Pak
Art: Takeshi Miyazawa
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Colorist: Jessica Kholinne
Price: $2.99
Pages: 32
Rating: 9+

Humanity faces its greatest threat as Zombie Bob’s minions launch their final attack — but Code Monkey and Skullcrusher have turned their back on Earth to fight the Robo Queen on Chiron Beta Prime! Who’s a hero? Who’s a villain? Whither the soul of Code Monkey? And what does curling have to do with all this? The big finish, y’all! Don’t miss it!

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