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Preview: Low Road West #5

Low Road West #5

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Flaviano
Letterer: Miquel Muerto
Colorist: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Flaviano
Price: $3.99

Forced from the only refuge they have been able to find, the teenage refugees must face off once and for all against the enemy that surrounds them… and the enemy within them.

Low Road West #5

Preview: Jim Henson’s Beneath the Dark Crystal #6

Jim Henson’s Beneath the Dark Crystal #6

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Colorist: Laura Langston
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist:
    Main Cover: Benjamin Dewey
    Preorder Cover: David Petersen
Price: $3.99

Thurma tests her new Fireling abilities with dangerous results while Kensho and the others seal the fate of the town of Dagger Root… for better or worse.

Jim Henson's Beneath the Dark Crystal #6

Review: Black Badge #6

Black Badge #6

The Black Badge program has been around for generations, and has a storied history to match. The Black Badge program is built on legacies, on recommendations, on families. How many fathers have sent their sons to a new class of Black Badges. This issue looks back at a previous generation of Black Badge, and the family ties that connect them to the current generation.

When somebody told me this book was basically “boy scouts are recruited to be assassins,” I knew that I was going to be reading this book without ever touching the previous five issues. And holy crap was I not disappointed.

As a jumping on point, this was a really easy place to get into the story. The gist of a Kingsman-like training facility for kids is effectively conveyed before the story proper starts, allowing new readers to start with a comic that is absolutely needs to be read.

Matt Kindt, perhaps one of the best writers in comics right now, delivers a story that had my jaw on the floor by the second page. He doesn’t shy away from the shit that men put women through on a daily basis when the discussion to establish the Pink Badges occurs very early in the comic, and he delivers this in a frank and disarming way. It’s out of the blue, and shocking in the simplistic verbal brutality, but that’s the entire point. It’s simple. It’s frank. It’s brutal. And it’s all too real. Up until this page, Tyler Jenkins (illustrations) and Hilary Jenkins (colours) had been reminiscing in the past with sepia tones over art that’s not quite impressionistic but isn’t exactly “classical” comic style, either. But when the story shifts, to the aforementioned page, the colours are surprisingly warm; the figures depicted on the page are not.

Amazingly, the rest of the book doesn’t disappoint after the incredible start, and by the time the final page arrived I found myself wondering where the the comic went, so I read it again. And again.

Without going into story specifics with the remainder of the comic, the thematic element established early continues on, albeit in a less in-your-face (but oddly no less subtle) manner. It is absolutely worth you figuring out what’s meant by that on your own, because Kindt, Jenkins and Jenkins do not let off on the quality of the comic at all. How Black Badge passed me by, and how this isn’t being talked about more is beyond me.

Fuck me, but this book was brilliant. Add it to your pull list today, and I promise you you won’t regret it.

Story: Matt Kindt Art: Tyler Jenkins 
Colours: Hilary Jenkins Letters: Jim Campbell 
Story: 9.6 Art: 9.6 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy. Buy it right now.

Boom provided a FREE copy for review

Preview: Firefly #3

Firefly #3

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Dan McDaid
Colorist: Marcelo Costa
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover A:
Lee Garbett
    Preorder Cover B: Joe Quinones
    Incentive Cover C: Marguerite Sauvage
    Incentive Cover D: Joe Quinones
    Incentive Cover E: Lee Garbett
Price: $3.99

With the Unificators closing in, Mal and Zoe must take some big risks to try to throw the enemy off their scent, as the crew of the Serenity start to grapple with the fact that their captain and first mate might not be who they say they are.

Firefly #3

Preview: Black Badge #6

Black Badge #6

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Colorist: Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Matt Kindt
    Intermix Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Unlocked Retailer Variant: Julian Totino Tedesco
Price: $3.99

The Black Badge program has been around for generations, and has a storied history to match. The Black Badge program is built on legacies, on recommendations, on families. How many fathers have sent their sons to a new class of Black Badges?

Black Badge #6

Preview: Fence Vol. 2 SC

Fence Vol. 2 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  C.S. Pacat
Artist: Johanna the Mad
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Johanna the Mad
Price: $14.99

Tryouts are well underway at King’s Row for a spot on the prestigious fencing team, and scrappy fencer Nicholas isn’t sure he’s going to make the grade in the face of nearly impossible odds, and his seemingly unstoppable roommate, the surly, sullen Seiji Katayama.

It’ll take more than sheer determination to overcome a challenge this big!

Collects issues #5-8

Fence Vol. 2 SC

Preview: By Night #7

By Night #7

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Christine Larsen
Colorist: Sarah Stern
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist:
    Main Cover: Christine Larsen
    Preorder Cover: Sarah Stern
Price: $3.99

A creature from beyond the Eidolon has gotten loose in Spectrum, and it’s up to Chip, Heather and Jane to search it out and pest-control it. And if they can survive a literal blood-sucking monster, maybe they’ll be able to hunt down the thief who absconded with their otherworldly footage, too!

By Night #7

Preview: Jim Henson’s The Power Of The Dark Crystal Vol. 1 SC

Jim Henson’s The Power Of The Dark Crystal Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Simon Spurrier
Artist: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Jae Lee with June Chung
Price: $16.99

The Power of the Dark Crystal is an official sequel to Jim Henson’s beloved fantasy film.

Years have passed since the events of the original film, and though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra as King and Queen, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world the way they once did.

A young Fireling named Thurma is tasked with stealing a shard of the Crystal  to restore power to her neglected, dying world. Along the way she’ll befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, conjure the Skeksis and Mystics, and embark on one incredible adventure.

Collects issues #1-4.

Jim Henson's The Power Of The Dark Crystal Vol. 1 SC

Preview: Bill & Ted Save The Universe SC

Bill & Ted Save The Universe SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan
Colorist: Alex Guimarães
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Derek Charm
Price: $19.99

The Wyld Stallyns are back, and this time they’re travelling across the whole universe! Bill and Ted have been kidnapped by a bodacious alien and are handed over to…their long-lost family?!

Brian Joines and Bachan (Bill & Ted Go to Hell) team up once more for an all-new Bill & Ted adventure.

Collects the complete 5-issue series.

Bill & Ted Save The Universe SC

Preview: WWE #24

WWE #24

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Dennis Hopeless
Artists: Serg Acuña
Colorist: Doug Garbark
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Marco D’Alfonso
    Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
    RAW Connecting Cover: Brent Schoonover
    Incentive Variant Cover: Rahzzah
Price: $3.99

AJ Styles sees a path to Wrestlemania, but must get through multiple title matches to get to his dream bout. The problem? He doesn’t have to be pinned in these matches to lose the belt…

WWE #24
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