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Preview: Warlord of Mars Attacks #2

Warlord of Mars Attacks #2

writer: Jeff Parker
artist: Dean Kotz
covers: Greg Hildebrandt (A), Jonathan Case (B), Ramon Villalobos (C), Ben Caldwell “Trading Card Variant” (D)
Ramon Villalobos (RI-Virgin), Ben Caldwell (RI-Virgin), Jonathan Case (RI-Virgin), Greg Hildebrandt (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Science Fiction | $3.99 | Teen+

“The Lost Hero” – John Carter is back on Earth! Unfortunately, there’s also a seemingly-unlimited army of lil’ green dudes here, hellbent on killing every woman/man/dog/llama/vegetable in sight. Can our intrepid sci-fi hero get his head wrapped around the madness and strike back, or has he arrived just in time to see his homeworld’s destruction? By JEFF PARKER (Aquaman, Future Quest) and DEAN KOTZ (Dungeons & Dragons)!

Warlord of Mars Attacks #2
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Preview: Angel #1

Angel #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Bryan Edward Hill
Artist: Gleb Melnikov
Colorist: Gleb Melnikov, Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Dan Panosian
    Connecting Cover: Kaiti Infante
    Preorder Cover: Scott Buoncristiano
    Incentive Cover (1:20): Jonathan Case
    One Per Store Variant: Boris Pelcer
Price: $3.99

BOOM! Studios, along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers), presents the shocking reimagining of the pop culture phenomenon ANGEL!

Angel walks the line between two worlds; a vampire cursed with a soul, he’s spent centuries battling back the forces that would destroy humanity, in an attempt to redeem himself for the crimes committed by the monster he was when he was first turned. But now, when the trail of the most recent demonic uprising takes him to Sunnydale, he realizes that the redemption he seeks can only come at a startling price.

As Angel reunites with old friends and old spirits in Sunnydale, he comes face to face with a new demon — one set on destroying a generation that Angel is entirely unfamiliar with. Will Angel be able to adapt to this new kind of foe…or will he succumb to the demons of his dark and terrible past as Angelus?

Following the journey of Angel through past and present, critically-acclaimed writer Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics, Killmonger) and artist Gleb Melnikov present a brand new, modern take on one of the most iconic vampires in pop culture, perfect for fans and new readers alike!

Angel #1

Shocking Sacrifices Made in Joss Whedon’s Angel #1

BOOM! Studios have revealed a first look at Angel #1, written by Bryan Hill with art from Gleb Melnikov, with the appearance of old faces from Angel’s past and new threats in his future, available in stores May 29, 2019.

Meet Angelus, leader of an army of brutal vampire warriors terrorizing the land, hungry for power and thirsty for blood as he invades villages and takes innocent people past the point of no return. Several centuries later, Angel spends his time protecting humanity from the monsters that lurk in the dark in an attempt to redeem himself for the crimes committed by the monster he was when he was first turned. It may be that he’s too late to save his humanity and his soul but he’s lost too many people in his ongoing fight against the forces of evil, and he’s finally ready to find a solution to his tortured existence as a vampire with a conscience. When his path leads him to an old friend in Sunnydale, sparks will fly and demons will clash as Angel’s search takes him ever closer to the person who could end his quest before it’s even begun—the Chosen One, Buffy Summers. 

Angel #1 features a main cover by artist Dan Panosian and variant covers by artists Scott Buoncristiano, Boris Pelcer, and Jonathan Case.

Angel #1

Preview: Firefly #4

Firefly #4

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
Unlocked Retailer Variant: Jonathan Case
Price: $3.99

The truth about Mal and Zoe’s past during the Unification War has been exposed and now the Unificators make their final move against them in the shocking conclusion to the first arc! New enemies arise, heroes fall and the crew of Serenity will pay the price.

Firefly #4

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.

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