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Review: Doctor Tomorrow #1

Doctor Tomorrow #1

Teen hothead and star athlete, Bart Simms, is about to meet the Valiant Universe’s greatest hero…Himself! It all begins in Doctor Tomorrow #1!

Doctor Tomorrow #1 is Valiant‘s first all-ages book set within the publisher’s continuity. Yes, there was Valiant High – a fun four-issue miniseries. It reimagined the Valiant characters in a high school setting that had distinct Archie vibes. That was never actually set within the publisher’s continuity. The Eternal Sophomore was never going to grow into the Eternal Warrior. I don’t think the Eternal Warrior has ever actually been to school, come to think of it.

When Valiant gave Graphic Policy the chance to read and review Doctor Tomorrow #1 early, we jumped at the chance. Personally, I think all-ages stories are often overlooked. A stigma exists that something that’s all ages isn’t going to be able to be enjoyed by all ages, right? I’ll counter that with Toy Story and Into The Spiderverse and move right along.

Written by Alejandro Arbona with art by Jim Towe, colors by Diego Rodriguez and letters by Clayton Cowles, the comic opens with a fight scene to set the stage and establish the threat level of Valiant’s newest supervillain Hadrian. It quickly disabuses the notion that all-ages comics aren’t going to have any real stakes.

It’s at this point that the comic switches gears and we’re introduced to the teenaged Bart Simms, who will apparently grow up to become Doctor Tomorrow. Doctor Tomorrow #1 is on the surface little more than an introduction to Simms and Doctor Tomorrow. It does a really good job of setting the stage. It introduces and establishes the foundations of the characters for Arbona to build upon. By having the teenaged Bart Simms meet his older self, Arbona is also able to avoid the trope of a teenage superhero. At the very least it throws an interesting twist on it. It’s tough to say how it’ll play out based solely on the first issue. Based on the last page there’s going to be a lot more to that aspect of the comic.

I’m not going to say any more about the page other than it’ll make some people very happy about what it could be hinting toward.

Jim Towe’s art seems to fall more toward what you’d consider an “all-ages style”. The art feels like it came from a Saturday morning cartoon aimed toward older kids. Personally, I love it. It fits the style of the comic by being accessible without sacrificing visual storytelling. People are lost in the opening pages, but Towe and Diego Rodriguez cleverly draw your attention away from the scene by placing something far more eye-grabbing on the scene. For me, it was akin to the scene in the Mandalorian where Mando cuts a guy in half using an automatic door. You don’t see it, but it happens. That’s kind of what happens here, only you do see it… it just isn’t the gory focus of the art.

There’s often a stigma that all-ages comics will end up being specifically for kids.

Just because it’s an all-ages comic, doesn’t mean it’s for kids. It means kids can enjoy it along with their parents. This is an exciting, fresh new story from one of the best publishers around. Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the must-read books this quarter.

Story: Alejandro Arbona Art: Jim Towe
Colors: Diego Rodriguez Letters: Clayton Cowles

Story: 8.7 Art: 8.9 Overall: 8.8 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Doctor Tomorrow #1

DOCTOR TOMORROW #1 (of 5)

Written by ALEJANDRO ARBONA
Art by JIM TOWE
Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Letters by CLAYTON COWLES
Cover A by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Cover B by STACEY LEE
Cover C by RAÚL ALLÉN
Pre-Order Edition Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Wraparound Cover by JIM TOWE
Blank Cover Also Available
On sale FEBRUARY 19 | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

Teen hothead and star athlete, Bart Simms, is about to meet the Valiant Universe’s greatest hero… himself!

The can’t-miss superhero adventure of 2020 starts here!

DOCTOR TOMORROW #1 (of 5)

Preview: Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers Vol. 6

Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers Vol. 6

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers:  Ryan Parrott, Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Eleonora Carlini, Francesco Mortarino, Ilaria Catalini, Jim Towe
Colorist: Raúl Angulo
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Price: $16.99

Writers Ryan Parrott (Star Trek: Manifest Destiny) & Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman) are joined by an all star cast of artists including Eleonora Carlini, Francesco Mortarino, Ilaria Catalini, Jim Towe (Riverdale) and more for stories that reveal the untold truth from the first year of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers history. 

Collects Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers: Forever Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers: Back to School.

Saban's Go Go Power Rangers Vol. 6

Advanced Review: Doctor Tomorrow #1

Doctor Tomorrow #1

Teen hothead and star athlete, Bart Simms, is about to meet the Valiant Universe’s greatest hero…Himself! It all begins in Doctor Tomorrow #1!

Doctor Tomorrow #1 is Valiant‘s first all-ages book set within the publisher’s continuity. Yes, there was Valiant High – a fun four-issue miniseries. It reimagined the Valiant characters in a high school setting that had distinct Archie vibes. That was never actually set within the publisher’s continuity. The Eternal Sophomore was never going to grow into the Eternal Warrior. I don’t think the Eternal Warrior has ever actually been to school, come to think of it.

When Valiant gave Graphic Policy the chance to read and review Doctor Tomorrow #1 early, we jumped at the chance. Personally, I think all-ages stories are often overlooked. A stigma exists that something that’s all ages isn’t going to be able to be enjoyed by all ages, right? I’ll counter that with Toy Story and Into The Spiderverse and move right along.

Written by Alejandro Arbona with art by Jim Towe, colors by Diego Rodriguez and letters by Clayton Cowles, the comic opens with a fight scene to set the stage and establish the threat level of Valiant’s newest supervillain Hadrian. It quickly disabuses the notion that all-ages comics aren’t going to have any real stakes.

It’s at this point that the comic switches gears and we’re introduced to the teenaged Bart Simms, who will apparently grow up to become Doctor Tomorrow. Doctor Tomorrow #1 is on the surface little more than an introduction to Simms and Doctor Tomorrow. It does a really good job of setting the stage. It introduces and establishes the foundations of the characters for Arbona to build upon. By having the teenaged Bart Simms meet his older self, Arbona is also able to avoid the trope of a teenage superhero. At the very least it throws an interesting twist on it. It’s tough to say how it’ll play out based solely on the first issue. Based on the last page there’s going to be a lot more to that aspect of the comic.

I’m not going to say any more about the page other than it’ll make some people very happy about what it could be hinting toward.

Jim Towe’s art seems to fall more toward what you’d consider an “all-ages style”. The art feels like it came from a Saturday morning cartoon aimed toward older kids. Personally, I love it. It fits the style of the comic by being accessible without sacrificing visual storytelling. People are lost in the opening pages, but Towe and Diego Rodriguez cleverly draw your attention away from the scene by placing something far more eye-grabbing on the scene. For me, it was akin to the scene in the Mandalorian where Mando cuts a guy in half using an automatic door. You don’t see it, but it happens. That’s kind of what happens here, only you do see it… it just isn’t the gory focus of the art.

There’s often a stigma that all-ages comics will end up being specifically for kids.

Just because it’s an all-ages comic, doesn’t mean it’s for kids. It means kids can enjoy it along with their parents. This is an exciting, fresh new story from one of the best publishers around. Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the must-read books this quarter.

Story: Alejandro Arbona Art: Jim Towe
Colors: Diego Rodriguez Letters: Clayton Cowles

Story: 8.7 Art: 8.9 Overall: 8.8 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Meet the Future with Doctor Tomorrow this February

Meet the Valiant Universe’s brand-new superhero: Doctor Tomorrow!

This February, teenage hothead and star athlete Bart Simms will come face to face with the Valiant Universe’s greatest hero… himself! The action-packed adventure is by rising star Alejandro Arbona and awe-inspiring artist Jim Towe. Will Bart and Doctor Tomorrow be able to save the Valiant Universe from a new and unstoppable menace? See below for the gripping opening sequence from Doctor Tomorow #1… featuring Doctor Tomorrow’s nemesis Hadrian, and quite a few familiar faces from across the Valiant Universe!

The thrilling all-ages journey begins in Doctor Tomorrow #1 on February 19th, 2020, featuring colors by Diego Rodriguez, letters by Clayton Cowles, and covers by Kenneth RocafortStacey LeeRaúl Allén, and Doug Braithwaite.

Preview: Spider-Man/Deadpool #50

Spider-Man/Deadpool #50

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Jim Towe, Matt Horak (CA) Dave Johnson
Rated T+
In Shops: May 08, 2019
SRP: $4.99

THE BIGGEST CLIMAX OF THE BIGGEST MARVEL EVENT OF ALL TIME!
• An epic 50th issue – guaranteed to blow your socks off! READ WITH EXTRA SOCKS!
• Spider-Man and Deadpool fight the Manipulator for the fate of the entire Marvel Universe!
• I HOPE THEY PULL IT OFF! I REALLY LIKE THIS UNIVERSE! I’M SO WORRIED!

Spider-Man/Deadpool #50

Preview: Spider-Man/Deadpool #49

Spider-Man/Deadpool #49

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Jim Towe (CA) Dave Johnson
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE EVENT SO BIG ONE COMIC BOOK/REALITY CANNOT CONTAIN IT!
• A battle royale of epic event proportions!!!
• Make sure the roof you read this issue under is well-supported, because we’re gonna DESTROY THE FOURTH WALL.
• The danger is coming…FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PAGE!!!

Spider-Man/Deadpool #49

Preview: Spider-Man/Deadpool #45

Spider-Man/Deadpool #45

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Jim Towe (CA) Dave Johnson
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 30, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• BLASTAAR! Deadly distraction or maniacal mastermind? Would it be socially acceptable for ME to grow a beard-mane? MYSTERIES ABOUND!
• One thing’s for sure – Spider-Man and Deadpool can’t face this threat alone. They’re holding out for a Deviant hero!
• RANSAK! KARKAS! ‘NUFF SAID!

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #45

Preview: Spider-Man/Deadpool #44

Spider-Man/Deadpool #44

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Jim Towe (CA) Dave Johnson
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• Let’s just say Spider-Man and Deadpool aren’t not trapped in the Negative Zone.
• Spidey’s a bit anxious to get back to Earth and stop the rampaging bug monsters… (You didn’t miss ish #42, did you?)
• But D.P.’s hoping for some R&R! See the negative sights, take in some local negative color, fight off the Living Bomb-Burst, A.K.A. BLASTAAR – wait, what was that last one?

Spider-Man/Deadpool #44

Preview: Spider-Man/Deadpool #43

Spider-Man/Deadpool #43

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Jim Towe (CA) Dave Johnson
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Spider-Man and Deadpool’s road trip continues!
• Like every Great American Road Trip, this one ends up in the Negative Zone. Wait a second…
• Our heroes are way out of their element and need to get the heck back to their universe ASAP!

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