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BOOM! Studios Unveils The First Look at Firefly #4

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a first look at Firefly #4, arriving in comic book shops on February 27th. New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak and artist Dan McDaid, along with series creator & story consultant Joss Whedon continue the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon’s sold-out return to comic books in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. 

The crew’s split up and dealing with Unificators out for justice, gangs out for revenge, and a cult of pilgrims looking for a blood sacrifice. But that’s too many enemies and not enough crew so Mal and Zoe are forced to team up with Boss Moon, the relentless Unificator who’s chased them down to the far outer reaches of the ‘verse and who offers them a devil’s deal: turn themselves in to be tried as war criminals and her people will spare theirs.

Firefly #4 features a main cover by Lee Garbett, along with variant covers by Garbett, Joe Quinones, Marguerite Sauvage, and Jonathan Case.

Firefly #4

Review: Green River Killer: A True Detective Story

This review was originally published in 2011 during the graphic novel’s original release

Green River Killer: A True Detective Story

Written by (at the time) Entertainment Weekly contributor Jeff Jensen, this graphic novel covers the true story about the Green River Killer, a serial killer who terrorized the Washington State area. Jensen’s father was the lead detective on the case. I’m a huge crime/noir fan, so being able to read a true story like this is just an added bonus to the type of comic I already like.

We’re taken through the history of the case, leading up to the capture of the person who committed it and what police dealt with afterwards. It’s a rare lifting of the curtain as to the history of such a notorious crime spree.

But, the heart of the graphic novel is the fact that Jensen grew up around this case. It’s very much a “letter” to his father and through it; you can tell he’s dealing with his father’s dedication to the case and how that might have affected the family dynamic. It adds so much depth to the comic that might not have been there.

But as Jensen works through why his father worked as hard as he did, he also attempts to work through the killer’s motivations as well. The last third of the book seems to be focused on that, and it brings a chilling feeling to the story mixed along with Jensen’s personal issues. And it sticks with you.  For days I talked about the story with my friends, like Jensen, like the detectives who worked on the case and like the killer himself, I struggled with the outcome.

It’s so rare to have a ripped from the headlines, true life comic come out and it’s fantastic it’s of this high quality.

Story: Jeff Jensen Art: Jonathan Case
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Over the Garden Wall Gets a New Graphic Novel in October 2019

BOOM! Studios has announced Over the Garden Wall: Circus Friends, a brand new original graphic novel set in the world inspired by the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network animated series,Over The Garden Wall

Writer Jonathan Case and artist John Golden follow Greg, Wirt, and Beatrice deeper into The Unknown on their search for a path home and instead stumble upon a distraught Strongman and Clown who have run away from their circus. But when they follow the two disgraced performers back, Greg and Wirt lose Beatrice to the greedy Ringmaster who’s found his newest act: a talking bird! The boys will have to team up with the reluctant circus acts to save Beatrice and escape the clutches of the biggest show in the Unknown.  

Over the Garden Wall: Circus Friends comes to shelves October 2019.

Over the Garden Wall: Circus Friends

Preview: Over The Garden Wall OGN Vol. 1: Distillatoria SC

Over The Garden Wall OGN Vol. 1: Distillatoria SC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:Jonathan Case
Artist: Jim Campbell
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Colorist: SJ Miller
Cover Artist: Jim Campbell
Price: $14.99

Eisner Award-winning writer Jonathan Case (Before Tomorrowland) and Eisner Award-winning Over the Garden Wall artist Jim Campbell present the first Over the Garden Wall original graphic novel.

When Greg and Wirt make it back home from The Unknown, they are shocked to see that Beatrice is still with them, trapped away from her home.

Now, they must work to get back to the place they just left, and keep anyone from realizing that Beatrice is not just a normal bird.

As Greg and Wirt struggle to keep Beatrice’s secret, they work to rediscover their lives at home…but everything seems just a bit off. Is it them that have changed, or their home?

Preview: The Thrilling Adventure Hour #4

The Thrilling Adventure Hour  #4

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
Artist: M.J. Erickson
Colorist: Meg Casey, Fred C. Stresing, Katya Granger
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Jonathan Case
Preorder Cover: Natacha Bustos
Price: $3.99

The ancient one is coming. The Doyles are a loose end and there may be no loose ends when the vampire leader arrives…he just has to be invited in first.

Preview: The Thrilling Adventure Hour #3

The Thrilling Adventure Hour #3

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
Artist: M.J. Erickson
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Jonathan Case
Subscription Cover: Natacha Bustos
Colorist: Brittany Peer
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Price: $3.99

The true nature of the Haunted House is revealed and the Doyles might need to find someplace else for the afterparty.

Preview: Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Shortcuts HC

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Shortcuts HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Jonathan Case, Delilah S. Dawson, Adam Smith and more!
Artists: Katie Cook, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Jeff Stokely, Daniel Bayliss and more!
Cover Artist: Derek Kirk Kim
Colorists: Joana Lafuente, Heather Breckel, Dan Jackson, Jen Hickman
Letterers: Jim Campbell, Nathan Pride, Deron Bennett, Warren Montgomery
Price: $29.99

Celebrate the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film with stories from inside the magical walls of the labyrinth!

Featuring fan-favorite characters like Ludo, Hoggle, Sir Didymus, and the Goblin King himself, this compilation showcases imaginative tales from critically acclaimed writers and artists alike, including Jonathan Case (The New Deal), Delilah S. Dawson (Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma), Gustavo Duarte (Bizarro), Roger Langridge (Snarked), Katie Cook (Star Wars: ABC-3PO), Jeff Stokely (Six-Gun Gorilla), and many others.

Collects The Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special, The Labyrinth 2017 Special and two never-before-seen stories!

Preview: The Thrilling Adventure Hour #2

The Thrilling Adventure Hour #2

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
Artist: M.J. Erickson
Cover Artist:
Main Cover
: Jonathan Case
     Subscription Cover: Natacha Bustos
Colorist: Brittany Peer
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Price: $3.99

The party inside the Haunted House has somehow descended into chaos. Encountering some spooks, the Doyles will have to perform an exorcism—once they fix themselves a drink, of course.

A First Look at Over the Garden Wall: Distrillatoria, Out this November

BOOM! Studios, in partnership with Cartoon Network, has unveiled a first look at Over the Garden Wall: Distrillatoria OGN, an all-new original graphic novel inspired by the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network mini-series. Eisner Award-winning writer Jonathan Case and Eisner Award-winning Over the Garden Wall artist Jim Campbell present an all-new story perfect for long time fans and new readers alike, in a new story arriving in stores November 2018.

While exploring the Unknown, Greg and Wirt suddenly find themselves back homeonly it looks like they brought Beatrice back with them?! Now, it’s up to them to help Beatrice return safely to the Unknown before anyone realizes she can talk. But it looks like something sinister might be happening in the shadows and everything might not be as it seems. It’s a mad dash filled with friendship, love, Sara, and learning that home might be a lot further away than you think.

Print copies of Over the Garden Wall: Distrillatoria OGN will be available for sale on November 21st at local comic book shops and on November 28th at book stores.

Preview: The Thrilling Adventure Hour #1

The Thrilling Adventure Hour #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
Artist: M.J. Erickson
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Jonathan Case
Subscription Cover: Natacha Bustos
Price: $3.99

Writing team Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Deadpool, Death Be Damned) return to The Thrilling Adventure Hour in this new series based on the wildly popular Hollywood stage show and podcast.

Frank and Sadie Doyle are the toast of the upper crust. Headliners on the society pages. And they see ghosts. Follow the Doyles on a night when having a drink (or ten) with friends goes horribly, and perhaps predictably, wrong at a haunted house.

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