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Review: Star Wars: Age of Republic – Darth Maul #1

He didn’t get much screen time but Darth Maul was one of the best things to come out of the prequels. He gets the spotlight in Star Wars: Age of Republic – Darth Maul by writer Jody Houser, artist Luke Ross, colorist Java Tartaglia, and letterer Travis Lanham.

Get your copy in comic shops December 12! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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TFAW

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Preview: Spider-Girls #4

Spider-Girls #4

(W) Jody Houser (A) Andres Genolet (CA) Yasmine Putri
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE-IN!
• The Spider-Girls have found a way to turn the tide of Spider-Geddon!
• First they’ll need to fight past Inheritors Brix and Bora to rejoin the Spider-Army!
• Then will the cure be worse for the Web of Life and Destiny than the Inheritors’ disease?

Preview: Star Wars: Age of Republic – Darth Maul #1

Star Wars: Age of Republic – Darth Maul #1

(W) Jody Houser (A) Luke Ross (CA) Paolo Rivera
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

RISE OF THE SITH!
A living weapon of rage and bloodthirst, DARTH MAUL has stayed in the shadows of CORUSCANT waiting for his chance to strike against the JEDI ORDER! However, since tasting his first blood, the SITH lord struggles to contain his desire for destruction and questions the wishes of his methodically plotting master. Could Maul have had another path in life, or was he always fated to follow a dark road? Guest-starring DARTH SIDIOUS!

Preview: Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #2

DOCTOR WHO: THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR #2

Writer: Jody Houser
Artists: Rachael Stott, Giorgia Sposito
Cover A: Paulina Ganucheau
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Rachael Stott
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On Sale Dec 5

Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser (Faith, Mother Panic, Stranger Things) leaps in with mind-blowing adventures for the Thirteenth Doctor and her brand new friends! A mysterious new time traveler appears – but can he be trusted when he says he’s human?

Illustrated by award-winning artist Rachael Stott (Doctor Who, Motherlands) and colorist Enrica Angiolini (Shades of Magic, Warhammer 40,000)!

Review: Star Wars: Age of Republic – Qui-Gon Jinn

Through a series of one-shots, Marvel is exploring key characters and the various era of the Star Wars universe. That kicks off with a first issue focused on Qui-Gon Jinn.

Star Wars: Age of Republic – Qui-Gon Jinn is written by Jody Houser with art by Cory Smith, inks by Walden Wong, colors by Java Tartaglia, and lettering by Travis Lanham.

Get your copy in comic shops now! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Star Wars: Age of Republic – Qui-Gon Jinn #1

Star Wars: Age of Republic – Qui-Gon Jinn #1

(W) Jody Houser (A) Cory Smith (CA) Paolo Rivera
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

JEDI ORDER…OR CHAOS?

Considered one of the greatest Jedi Knights or the one who led them to their doom, maverick QUI-GON JINN is one of STAR WARS’ most controversial heroes. The JEDI MASTER is known to bend the rules and it’s gotten him into plenty of trouble with the COUNCIL. Now, in the face of a mission that goes awry, he’s forced to confront his conflicting beliefs. What will Qui-Gon uncover about his loyalty to the Jedi vs his loyalty to the FORCE? Guest-starring MASTER YODA!

Review: Faith: Dreamside #3

FAITH_DS_003_COVER-A_SAUVAGEWhat dreams may come?

Welcome to the Dreamside, a magical realm where oddities dwell and imaginations thrive. But is this unusual new paradise truly all that it seems on the surface? Together, Faith and Doctor Mirage are about to find that behind the frills and fantasy, there may lurk nightmares…and they’re hunting for Animalia!

Jody Houser‘s run on Faith has been long – twenty issues over two four part mini series and a twelve issue ongoing, not counting Faith: Dreamside  and I can honestly say I have enjoyed each and every issue since the first miniseries flew off the shelves and into my hands. Some more than others, but not one has been a waste of my $4.

When it comes to the visuals that have accompanied Houser’s writing, the same isn’t quite as true. Most of the art I’ve thoroughly enjoyed, but some has been a touch hit or miss for me – but then art is always subjective, and where I may not find some of the comics to be as appealing to the eye as others, that doesn’t mean that you will agree with me.

Case in point, this issue. The art is technically very solid; MJ Kim uses an anime inspired style for much of the comic, which is very in keeping with the story and the events occurring on the page, and while the style usually wouldn’t quite be my cup of tea, I do appreciate its use in this issue as it highlights certain aspects of the Dreamside. As Faith and Doctor Mirage traverse the land of the dead, they’re exposed to a world where the natural rules don’t always apply – is the land inspired by those living within it, or does this part of the Dreamside just happen to be oddly bright and pleasant? The question is answered, at least visually, within the first few pages of the comic, and it’s a revelation  that I really enjoyed – and probably found it far more surprising than I really should have, if I am being completely honest.

Faith: Dreamsidehas become a fun diversion in the Valiant Universe after the rather chaotic and at times lackluster results of Harbinger Wars II, reminding fans and readers alike just what the company is capable of when not trying to write the next Epic Crossover event. Within this issue we see some brilliantly subtle nods to pop culture (and some pretty overt ones as befits the characters of Faith and Animalia), a condensed yet suitably epic journey and confrontation with a conclusion that sets up the fourth and final issue in the series magnificently. I can honestly say I didn’t expect to enjoy this story as much as I currently am.

Story: Jody Houser Art: MJ Kim
Colours: Jordie Bellaire Letters: Dave Sharpe
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.2 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 5 The Spark and the Fire

Poe, Rey, Finn, and Leia, and unseen events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens and Episode VIII The Last Jedi fill this volume that answers some questions and fills in some gaps! This is a must for Star Wars fans.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 5 The Spark and the Fire collects issues #26-31 and Annual #2 by Charles Soule, Jody Houser, Angel Unzueta, Andrea Broccardo, Rachelle Rosenberg, and Stefani Renee.

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores on December 4! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Faith: Dreamside #3 (of 4)

FAITH: DREAMSIDE #3 (of 4)

Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by MJ KIM
Cover A by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover B by SIBYLLINE MEYNET

What dreams may come?

Welcome to the Dreamside, a magical realm where oddities dwell and imaginations thrive. But is this unusual new paradise truly all that it seems on the surface? Together, Faith and Doctor Mirage are about to find that behind the frills and fantasy, there may lurk nightmares…and they’re hunting for Animalia!

Don’t stray too far from the light, because Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and rising star MJ Kim (FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1) are conjuring up some truly terrifying scares for Valiant’s highest-soaring hero!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 28th

Preview: Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1

Writer: Jody Houser
Artists: Rachael Stott, Enrica Eren Angiolini
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, $3.99, 32pp, On sale: November 7, 2018

Experience mind-blowing challenges and dynamic adventures through time and space – right alongside the Doctor and her friends!

A new series for a new era on the TARDIS, from a creative team of astounding women – Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser (Faith, Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Orphan Black), art by Rachael Stott (Doctor Who, Motherlands, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes) and colors from Enrica Angiolini (Shades of Magic)!

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