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Red Sonja 45th Anniversary Foil Trading Card Box, Out Now

Red Sonja 45th Anniversary Foil Trading Card Box

artists: J. Scott Campbell, Frank Thorne, Walter Simonson, Amanda Conner, John Buscema, Fiona Staples, Jenny Frison, Jay Anacleto, Juan Doe, Mike McKone, Amy Reeder, Lucio Parrillo, Art Baltazar, Anthony Marques, Guiseppe Camuncoli, Stephanie Buscema, Dick Giordano, Jonboy Meyers, Mel Rubi, Joseph Michael Linsner, more
2.5” x 3.5” | Individual, 7-card foil pack: $89.99 | Teen+
2.5” x 3.5” | Box of 12 foil packs: $1,079.88 | Teen+

A Deluxe-Premiere set featuring a select group of Red Sonja’s most renowned artists portraying the “She-Devil with a Sword” in all of her savage, majestic beauty! This set includes an 18 card base set, PLUS Dynamite chase cards that include: 6 autographed cards, 3 B&W art cards, 9-card puzzle cards, 2-box-topper special cards, special bonus chase cards, and hand-drawn, original art, signed sketch cards!

Every autographed card featuring a color ink or ultra-rare, gold ink signature!

Every individual foil pack includes 2 Base Cards, 2 sketch cards, 1 B&W art card, 1 puzzle card, and 1 autographed card.

Every specially designed, 4-color box includes 12 foil packs.

The Lollipop Kids in October from Adam and Aidan Glass, Diego Yapur, and AfterShock

When immigrants came to the new world they didn’t only bring their hopes and dreams, they also brought their MONSTERS.

Years ago, early setters locked these monsters away in a secret prison deep in the woods of New Amsterdam so that they never would return to the Old World again. Those woods have since become Central park and now, the monsters have escaped! Nick, a 14-year-old Harlem resident, finds out that he is a “legacy” to a secret society, that for the last four hundred years has kept these monsters in check. Now Nick and a ragtag group of kids just like him have to put the monsters back before they get out of the park and destroy the city.

Brought to life by Adam Glass and Aidan Glass with art by Diego Yapur, Lollipop Kids is an epic re-imagining of the things that go bump in the night….

Lollipop Kids #1 features lettering from Sal Cipriano and covers by Robert Hack, David Lopez, and Juan Doe. It comes to shelves October 2, 2018.

AfterShock Announces The Last Space Race from Peter Calloway and Alex Shibao

It started as an anomaly. An outlier in the noise that’s so common in astronomical data. But the truth sends the United States—and the world—careening into what will become humanity’s LAST SPACE RACE.

Leading the effort for the United States is one man, Sasha Balodis. A fun-loving tech billionaire turned aerospace titan, Sasha’s seemingly perfect life has been gripped by recent tragedy. Building and launching the most expensive, most ambitious and most important project in history—well, it gives him something to live for again. 

There’s only one thing standing in his way: his arch-rival and chief aerospace competitor, Roger Freeman.

Written by Peter Calloway and drawn by Alex Shibao, The Last Space Race is an imaginative investigation into wonder, hope and humanity’s grandest purpose.

The Last Space Race #1 is out October 9th featuring colors from Natalia Marques, lettering by Marshall Dillon, and covers by Shibao and Marques as well as Juan Doe.

Review: Dark Ark #7

The monstrous creatures of Shrae’s Ark have been tasked with protecting Noah and his flock. But the shocking nature of the creature that plague’s Noah may set the monsters of the Dark Ark at each other’s throats!

Dark Ark is an interesting spin on the Biblical tale of Noah focused on another ship whose task is to protect the monsters, aka evil, of the world.

For six issues we’ve seen Shrae deal with the politics of the boat and a murder mystery but Dark Ark #7 shifts things a bit as we go into the past to see Shrae building his ark and some of the world before the flood. There’s something that’s interesting about this aspect in that it humanizes Shrae and his family in a way we haven’t seen before. He’s a many who has been tasked with a mission and isn’t focused on the straight and narrow like his counterpart Noah.

Beyond that aspect we also get to see the next “big bad.” There’s a monster under the water that threatens Shrae and Noah. Shrae’s fate depends on Noah so while he’s kept his distance in the past things may be changing here. Writer Cullen Bunn mixes things up in a few ways adding some depth to Shrae and his family and sets things in a new and organic direction.

The art by Juan Doe is fantastic as always. There’s a horror aspect of it all and the monsters within look fantastic. There’s some great designs and the build up until that last page’s reveal is solid.

This series continues to rewrite what we know and delivers a horror tinged take on the Bible that’s engaging and interesting and keeps us on our toes.

Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Juan Doe
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

AfterShock provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Red Sonja Vol. 4 #15

Red Sonja Vol. 4 #15

writers: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
artist: Carlos Gomez
covers: Mike McKone (A), Carlos Gomez (B), Juan Doe (C), Cosplay Photo Variant (D)
Anthony Marques (E-Sub), Mike McKone (RI-Virgin), Juan Doe (RI-B/W), Carlos Gomez (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

In the penultimate chapter of Hell or Hyrkania, Sonja returns to where her adventure started, the nation of Meru, to find it completely under the iron rule of Kulan Gath—who is using the native magic to grow more powerful than ever. The wizard needs to be stopped once and for all, before he finally gains the omnipotence he craves…but there’s one thing still standing between Gath and Sonja—and it’s something the she-devil never expected to face.

Underrated: Animosity Volume One: The Wake

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way. This week: Animosity Volume One: The Wake.



animosity.jpgI’ve had this trade sat in my digital to-read pile for quite some time, and this week I finally got around to reading it. I could give you my take on the central premise, but it sounds so much better straight from the horses mouth (because I basically reworded this the first time I wrote the opening):

“One day, for no reason, the Animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking REVENGE. Collecting the first four issues of the best-selling series, plus the special one-shot issue ANIMOSITY: THE RISE. 

The world is plunged into chaos as the newly-intelligent Animals fight humanity, and simply fight each other, for their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. In the midst of the turmoil is Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and her dog, Sandor, who is devoted to her and her protection. One year after the incident, Jesse and Sandor begin a cross-country journey to find Jesse’s half-brother, Adam, who is living in San Francisco.”

To be honest I actually went into this series knowing only the bare minimum about it, so when the animals woke up I was actually taken aback by the entire thing. I know. The entire premise of the comic caught me off guard when it happened on the opening few pages of the story. It makes me laugh a little, too.

Centering around Jesse and her beloved dog Sandor’s relationship, and his overwhelming desire to protect her because she loves him. He’s one of the few animals not to hate humanity, and others who are still somewhat fond of humans are typically those who weren’t abused or mistreated in any way – and sadly, humans have done far too much of that in our time on this planet. Marguerrite Bennett‘s script is remarkable; she touches on the bigger impact of animals gaining sentience and the political and economical ramifications of this often in passing but with enough detail to answer some of the questions you’ll be having regarding food sources, population control… there’s a lot to set up in this trade, and for the most part the four issues of the main series collected here succeed in doing that.

There is a time jump that some may find jarring, but as with  any time jumps it will give us something to flash back to in subsequent trades and issues.

Artistically, Rafael De La Torre and Rob Schwager deliver. Their animals are able to convey the requisite emotions and atmospheric design needed to pull you from page to gorgeous page. Animosity‘s first volume is remarkably solid and enjoyable – and well worth checking out.

 


Join us next week where there will doubtless be another movie, series, comic or comic related thing discussed that is, for whatever reason, Underrated.

Preview: Red Sonja #12

Red Sonja #12

writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
artist: Carlos Gomez
covers: Ben Caldwell (A), Juan Doe (B), Pia Guerra (C), Cosplay Photo Variant (D), Andre Lima Araujo (E-Sub)
Ben Caldwell (RI-Virgin), Juan Doe (RI-Virgin), Pia Guerra (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

Leaving a world of fast motorcycles and cold beer, Sonja returns to a more familiar setting of swords and magic and mead. At a nearby tavern she learns strange magic is afoot in this land, and a desperate priest is offering mercenaries some serious gold for a dangerous job. But something doesn’t seem right…

Preview: WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Special #1

WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Special #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Ryan Ferrier, Michael Kingston, AJ Styles, Kevin Panetta
Artists: Kendall Goode, Daniel Bayliss, Kelly Williams
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Xermánico
Variant Cover: Juan Doe
Price: $7.99

Every January, Royal Rumble takes the world by storm in a battle royale free-for-all in one of the most celebrated annual events.

Featuring “The Debut of AJ Styles,” written by WWE Superstar AJ Styles and Michael Kingston (Headlocked)!

From Ric Flair winning his first rumble to Shawn Michaels going the distance after teetering on the edge, we’re packing this special with the greatest hits throughout Royal Rumble history.
Featuring an all-new story from WWE Superstar “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles!

AfterShock Announces Betrothed from Sean Lewis, Steve Uy, and Simon Bowland

AfterShock has announced Betrothed #1 from NEW AfterShock creator, Sean Lewis, with art by Steve Uy and lettering by Simon Bowland. The first issue comes to shelves this coming March and features covers by Uy and Juan Doe.

Welcome to the World of Betrothed! Kieron and Tamara are both seniors at the same high school. They’ve never paid much attention to each other, even though they are the only kids at school who are orphans. On the eve of their eighteenth birthdays they discover a lifelong secret: in a dimension faraway, they are each the leader of an army that is at war with one another…and what’s more, when they turn eighteen, they’re to be Betrothed or Fight to the Death!

Review: Dark Ark #3

Something vile is lurking just beneath the surface of the fathomless floodwaters. As the rivalry between the various factions of monsters heats up on Shrae’s Ark, an evil from below rises to threaten every human life on board the vessel.

Writer Cullen Bunn has been building to this moment in a series which spans genres. The first two issues feel like a crime story/murder mystery, just set in Biblical times and on an Ark (not THAT Ark, the other one). This issue though flips that a bit as the murder is revealed and all hell breaks loose.

Dark Ark #3 is curious in that a lot is packed into one issue and what could have played out for another instead happens quickly bringing on new threats. You can get a sense of what has been coming from the previous issue but this feels like a pretty big pivot from the first two. None of that is bad though as the series evolves in some entertaining ways and still has me intrigued as to where it’s all going.

Bunn brings a tension to it all as accusations fly and interrogations are had. While I had suspicions as to who the murder is, it plays out well as Shrae attempts to figure it out and dispense justice, an odd concept considering the boat’s inhabitants. The issue builds though until the eventual reveal and explosion where all hell breaks loose.

Juan Doe‘s art continues to be fantastic and it feels like the art has gotten stronger with each issue. Each monster is unique with lots of personality that makes individuals from the group stand out. The style has grown on me a lot since the first issue and here it’s used to build the tension until the reveal and what happens after.

This issue was… unexpected. I fully expected the murder mystery to play out longer until the eventual confrontation but that wouldn’t be for another issue or two. Instead, things shift in many ways and it has me excited to see what happens next.

Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Juan Doe
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

AfterShock provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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