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Preview: Dream Daddy #5

Dream Daddy #5

(W) Josh Trujillo, (A) D.J. Kirkland, (C) Matt Herms,
(CA) A: Kris Anka, B: D.J. Kirkland with Matt Herms
Age Rating: Young Adult Audiences
Genre: Video Games, LGBTQ, Romance —Price: $2.99—Page Count: 23

“Dungeons & Daddies”

Hugo has been preparing for this moment for months, and it’s finally here. He’s wrangled all of the Dads to play an extremely popular but non-descript tabletop role playing game together! And with his carefully laid plans, Hugo is sure he’ll be the best Dungeon Master they’ve ever seen… as long as they all take the game as seriously as he does.

Preview: Rick and Morty Volume 8

Rick and Morty Volume 8

(W) Kyle Starks, Tini Howard, Josh Trujillo, (A), Marc Ellerby, Katy Farina, Rii Abrego, (C) Sarah Stern, Rian Sygh, (CA) Marc Ellerby
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor—Price: $19.99—Page Count: 128

Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius scientist Rick Sanchez as he drags his inherently timid grandson Morty Smith on dangerous adventures across the universe! This volume features Eisner-nominated writer Kyle Starks (Sexcastle) and series artist Marc Ellerby in collaboration with all-star talent like Tini Howard (Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It), Josh Trujillo (Love is Love), Rii Abrego (Adventure Time), and Sarah Stern (Zodiac Starforce).

Witness the sheer depths of sadness in “A Jerry Bad Day”! Glory in the gothic vampire-killing madness of “Let the Rick One In”! See Rick turn into a bunch of different objects (it’s not just pickles anymore, bro!) in “Battle Rickale”! All that and more in this collection of Rick and Morty™ comics! Collects issues #36-40.

Preview: Dodge City SC

Dodge City SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Josh Trujillo
Artist: Cara McGee
Colorists: Brittney Peer, Gonçalo Lopes
Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Cover Artist: Cara McGee
Price: $14.99

Life comes at you fast, but dodgeballs come way faster!

Tomás is a teenage misfit, but when he joins the Jazz Pandas dodgeball team, he finds a place where he can really belong, and a family of oddballs and outcasts who are willing to do whatever it takes to win the summer regional dodgeball championships.

From creator Josh Trujillo (Adventure Time: Brain Robbers,) and artist Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall), comes a comic that packs punch and a whole lot of heart!

Preview: Rick and Morty #40

Rick and Morty #40

(W) Kyle Starks, Josh Trujillo
(A) Marc Ellerby and Rii Abrego
(C) Sarah Stern
(CA) Marc Ellerby with Sarah Stern (Cover A), Natalie Riess (Cover B)
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

Rick and Morty are locked in a lethal battle royale, but Rick has a secret weapon—the Transformatron, which can change him into any form. Pizza Rick! Cactus Rick! Butter Churn Rick! IT’S A RICK-STRAVAGNZA! Rick turns into a lot of different things in this issue, okay? There’s also a lot of violence and blatant disregard for Morty’s well-being! You’re gonna love it!

Preview: Rick and Morty #39

Rick and Morty #39

(W) Kyle Starks, Josh Trujillo
(A) Katy Farina, Rii Abrego
(C) Rian Sygh, Sarah Stern
(CA) (Cover A) Marc Ellerby with Sarah Stern, (Cover B) Howard Shum
Age Rating: Young Adult Audiences
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

In this action-packed issue drawn by guest artist (and former series colorist) Katy Farina, Rick and Morty get arrested (probably falsely) for smuggling and are being sent to the worst penal colony in the universe. Can they escape this space paddy wagon before they get locked up forever? Will there be additional shenanigans? You know there will be! Plus: another interconnected backup story by Josh Trujillo and Rii Abrego!

Preview: Dodge City #4

Dodge City #4

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Josh Trujillo
Artist: Cara McGee
Cover Artist: Cara McGee
Colorist: Brittany Peer
Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Price: $3.99

The tournament is on, and the competition is fierce! With conflicts erupting left and right, can Tomas convince everyone to pull it together for long enough to eke out a victory?

Preview: Rick and Morty #38

Rick and Morty #38

(W) Kyle Starks, Tini Howard and Josh Trujillo
(A) Marc Ellerby and Rii Abrego
(C) Sarah Stern
(CA) Marc Ellerby with Sarah Stern (Cover A), Julia Scott (Cover B)
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

Here we go vampire-ing again! Summer’s still being held captive by the Draculas (who are actually sort of smitten with her) and our hallowed heroes are storming the castle—literally! It’s a drag-out, fang-out, stake-out, blood-soaked rescue story. So many Draculas! So many scary windows! So many vampire fights! Rick’s drunk! Morty’s useless! Beth is trying! Jerry is a you know what! It’s the second part of the dynamic LET THE RICK ONE IN vampire-y two parter, co-written by TINI HOWARD (Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It)! It’s awesome!

Review: Dodge City #3

Tournament day! Up against their rival the Kettle Balls, the Jazz Pandas are struggling to stay alive in the competition. Sometimes, though, the worst curveballs aren’t the ones literally flying at your face.

It’s game time! While it feels like the series hasn’t spent enough time focused on the team practicing, Dodge City #3 is still beyond entertaining. I generally hated gym in school. But, the one thing I did enjoy? That’d be dodge ball. Writer Josh Trujillo delivers some solid action as the balls fly. While it’s not always totally clear as to what’s going on (we’ll get to that) the issue is action packed.

Trujillo’s strength with this series is finding grounded drama through all of the ball throwing. You can feel a tenseness about it all as you truly aren’t sure who will win the match and who will fail. There’s some nice twists and turns and none of it feels over the top. I really wasn’t sure what the outcome would be until those final few pages and even then wasn’t sure.

The art by Cara McGee with colors from Brittney Peer and lettering from Aubrey Aiese delivers the action and helps create the tension. I mentioned that at times it’s hard to tell what’s going on and that issue is that some panels are too tight. There might have been room to do panels that are further out so you can get a greater sense of where folks are and how the teams are interacting. Though the close panels really emphasizes the competition of it all. The lettering adds to that all helping the flow of the action and how the interactions are going. The art and lettering gives us the grit and hard work of it all.

This series continues to entertain and who’d have thought that a comic about dodge ball would be so good? The creative team has done a solid job of bringing the aesthetic of sports manga to a western audience mixing the two worlds together to create a product that’s fun and entertaining. I can’t wait to read more of this and who knows, maybe get in some games of dodge ball myself.

Story: Josh Trujillo Art: Cara McGee Cover: Cara McGee
Color: Brittney Peer Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Dodge City #3

Dodge City #3

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Josh Trujillo
Artist: Cara McGee
Cover Artist: Cara McGee
Colorist: Brittney Peer
Letterer: Aubrey Aiese
Price: $3.99

Tournament day! Up against their rival the Kettle Balls, the Jazz Pandas are struggling to stay alive in the competition. Sometimes, though, the worst curveballs aren’t the ones literally flying at your face.

Preview: Rick and Morty #37

Rick and Morty #37

(W) Kyle Starks, Tini Howard and Josh Trujillo
(A) Marc Ellerby and Rii Abrego
(C) Sarah Stern
(CA) (Cover A) Marc Ellerby with Allison Strejlau, (Cover B) Mike Vasquez
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

LET THE RICK ONE IN: PART I. In this two-part spooky special, Rick and Morty face the hideous hordes of the sexy undead—VAMPIRES! Featuring the goth co-writing styles of Tini Howard (Assassinistas, Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It)!

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