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Preview: Elvira Meets Vincent Price #3

Elvira Meets Vincent Price #3

writer: David Avallone
artist: Juan Samu
covers: Dave Acosta (A), Juan Samu (B), Anthony Marques, J.Bone (C), Photo (D), Photo (RI-E/BW), Juan Samu (RI-F/Line Art), Dave Acosta (RI-F/Line Art)
FC | 32 pages | Horror, Comedy | $3.99 | Teen+

The two titans of horror and comedy unite in comics for the very first time! Dynamite Entertainment Proudly Presents… Elvira Meets Vincent Price!

Elvira and Vincent’s Ghost arrive in Cairo, hot on the trail of the missing movie that can save the world from Amun-Ra! It’s a game of cat-and-mouse among the pyramids, as a pair of silent comedy assassins stalk Elvira and Vincent, ancient crypts are infiltrated, angry goddesses are awakened, and tourists are confused… in a story we call “Raiders of the Lost Schlock!” Adventure, horror, and temples of doom but no crystal skulls, we promise… in this latest issue from writer David Avallone (Bettie Page, Legenderry: Vampirella) and artist Juan Samu (Black Panther, Transformers)!

Issue #3 features a continuing all-star cast of cover artists, including fan favorites Dave Acosta, John Royle, series artist Juan Samu and a stunning photo of the gorgeous lady herself – Elvira: Mistress of the Dark!

Elvira Meets Vincent Price #3

Preview: Transformers #35

Transformers #35

(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Juan Samu
In Shops: Sep 22, 2021
SRP: $3.99

“Sea of Rust,” part two! Termagax has many secrets – information that could forever tip the scales in the favor of the Autobots or the Decepticons. As the Decepticons close in, she allows Optimus Prime and the two other Autobots she respects into her inner sanctum to share her knowledge. But will the Autobots be able to act on it before the Decepticons start their siege? And where does Skywarp factor into the equation?

Transformers #35

Preview: Elvira Meets Vincent Price #2

Elvira Meets Vincent Price #2

writer: David Avallone
artist: Juan Samu
covers: Dave Acosta (A), Juan Samu (B), Anthony Marques, J.Bone (C), Photo (D), Photo (RI-E/BW), Juan Samu (RI-F/Line Art), Dave Acosta (RI-F/Line Art)
FC | 32 pages | Horror, Comedy | $3.99 | Teen+

The two titans of horror and comedy unite in comics for the very first time!

Dynamite Entertainment Proudly Presents… Elvira Meets Vincent Price!

Elvira and the Ghost of Vincent Price continue their quest to find a lost cult movie… AND save the world from the wrath of an awakened Egyptian god. Their journey takes them to the crumbling country estate of a reclusive film director and his movie-star bride, but things go all Dr. Phibes before you can say House of Usher! Come for the sexy horror, stay for the terrible puns and movie trivia! From writer David Avallone (Bettie Page, Twilight Zone: The Shadow) and artist Juan Samu!

Issue #2 features a continuing all-star cast of cover artists, including fan favorites Dave Acosta, Anthony Marques w/ J. Bone, series artist Juan Samu and a stunning photo of the gorgeous lady herself – Elvira: Mistress of the Dark!

Elvira Meets Vincent Price #2

Preview: Elvira Meets Vincent Price #1

Elvira Meets Vincent Price #1

writer: David Avallone
artist: Juan Samu
covers: Dave Acosta (A), Juan Samu (B), John Royle (C), Photo (D), Authentix (E), Juan Samu (RI-F/Line Art), John Royle (RI-G/Line Art), Dave Acosta (RI-H/Line Art), Juan Samu (RI-I/BW), John Royle (RI-J/BW), Dave Acosta (RI-K/BW)
FC | 32 pages | Horror, Comedy | $3.99 | Teen+

The two titans of horror and comedy untie in comics for the very first time! Dynamite Entertainment Proudly Presents… Elvira Meets Vincent Price!

Elvira is back, with her greatest costar ever! The ghost of Vincent Price is a spirit with a mission, and only the Mistress of the Dark can help! The Apocalypse is coming, and it’s going to be live-streamed for binge-watching, but a long-lost movie can save the world… if only the movie star specter

and the horror hostess with the mostest can find it in time! Thrills, chills, and all sorts of terrible puns!

Issue #1 features an all-star cast of cover artists, including fan favorites Dave Acosta, John Royle, series artist Juan Samu and a stunning photo of the gorgeous lady herself – Elvira: Mistress of the Dark! David Avallone is Dynamite’s go-to writer for all things Elvira, having recently completed several arcs of the horror hostess with the mostest’s adventures and joined for the first time by artist Juan Samu, fresh from drawing the great adventures of Hasbro’s comics universe at IDW.

Elvira Meets Vincent Price #1

Preview: Transformers/Back to the Future #4 (of 4)

Transformers/Back to the Future #4 (of 4)

(W) Cavan Scott (A/CA) Juan Samu
In Shops: Jun 09, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Outmatched by the Decepticons, running on empty, and on the ropes, Marty McFly and the Autobot Gigawatt show why nobody calls them chicken! Will the final confrontation be in Marty’s future, or will he and his companions make it back to fix the timestream before the Decepticons win? Find out in the heaviest issue of the whole series!

Transformers/Back to the Future #4 (of 4)

Preview: Transformers/Back to the Future #3 (of 4)

Transformers/Back to the Future #3 (of 4)

(W) Cavan Scott (A/CA) Juan Samu
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Where-and when–are Marty McFly and his pal, the Autobot Gigawatt? That’s what Biff Tannen wants to know because if he can find them, he can help his bosses-the Decepticons-find what’s left of the Resistance and pound ’em into next week. And if Biff can’t find them… well… he’d better prepare to be on the receiving end of a Decepticon whupping!

Transformers/Back to the Future #3 (of 4)

Preview: Transformers/Back to the Future #2 (of 4)

Transformers/Back to the Future #2 (of 4)

(W) Cavan Scott (A/CA) Juan Samu
In Shops: Dec 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Great Scott! Marty McFly’s woken up to a present where Hill Valley has been enslaved by the Decepticons! And not only that, but when a time machine arrives from the future to help, Marty finds out that Doc Brown isn’t the only one with a flux capacitor… Gigawatt, an Autobot, has one built-in! To discover the secrets of his present, Marty will have to trust this mysterious stranger on a trip… to the future!

Transformers/Back to the Future #2 (of 4)

Review: Transformers/Back to the Future #1 (of 4)

Transformers/Back to the Future #1

IDW Publishing has been having fun lately bringing together properties you’d never expect. Much has revolved around the Transformers who have had recent comic miniseries featuring My Little Pony and Ghostbusters. And, both of those have been great with a fun spin on the properties and a crossover that works. The latest adventure for the Transformers takes them through time as Marty McFly and Back to the Future takes center stage. Transformers/Back to the Future #1 kicks things off with a story that works, makes sense, and uses the strength of both properties.

Written by Cavan Scott, Transformers/Back to the Future #1 is the setup to the familiar ending where Marty is told he needs to go and fix the timestream to save everything. The debut issue is full of the familiar in both winks and nods and it’s storytelling. There are scenes directly lifted from the original Back to the Future but done in a way that it sets up what happens and helps introduce that classic film to new readers.

What’s interesting is that Scott just blends the two worlds. This isn’t a story where they’re part of a multiverse or some weird portal like the My Little Pony crossover. Instead, it’s 1984 and the Decepticons and Autobots are on Earth like the classic television series and comics. It just so happens Marty and Doc Brown also live on the world as well and doing their thing. It’s just a simple solution to bring the two properties together and avoids a messy explanation. It also plays a bit with what feels like the original crossover with the Transformers and G.I. Joe. They just so happen to be on the same planet.

Scott delivers a straightforward concept for those that enjoy Back to the Future and the direction from the first issue is simple. And keeping it simple is a good thing. With time travel it can get complicated and here it’s not with motivations that make sense for all. We’re left with similar questions from other films, what needs to be done to fix the timestream and how did it get messed up in the first place? That’s all part of the fun to come.

The art for Transformers/Back to the Future #1 is interesting. The style takes its queues from IDW’s Back to the Future comics with a more comedy/comic style to it. Juan Samu delivers exaggerated characters in the humans which creates a cartoon-like quality about it all. David Garcia‘s colors add to that with an end result that feels a lot like the Back to the Future cartoon. That works for the most part but with the more “serious” aspect of the Transformers, it’s at times a weird mix that leads to some tonal issues for the comic. There’s some comedy but then there’s enslavement? It’s a weird mix and clashes in some ways.

I generally enjoyed Transformers/Back to the Future #1. There’s a fun aspect to it all where it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It also knows its material and feels like it revels in switching up some of the roles and aspects in Back to the Future to fit the Transformers in. It’s what comics should be, fun. For fans of both properties, it’ll get you to want to buckle up and go back in time.

Story: Cavan Scott Art: Juan Samu
Color: David Garcia Cruz Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Transformers/Back to the Future #1 (of 4)

Transformers/Back to the Future #1 (of 4)

(W) Cavan Scott (A/CA) Juan Samu
In Shops: Oct 07, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Great Scott! Marty McFly has just returned from the adventure of a lifetime to a new, better Hill Valley-everything’s looking up for him! That is, until Marty and his friend Doc Brown’s time machine attracts the attention of the Decepticons! With one small mistake, Marty finds himself once again thrust into adventure to stop the Decepticon plot in the past, present, and future… all with the help of a new time machine… the Autobot, Gigawatt!

Transformers/Back to the Future #1 (of 4)

Transformers/Back to the Future Gets a Writer and Artist

Transformers / Back to the Future #1

Two of the greatest science fiction franchises of the 1980s will collide this fall in an all-new comic book crossover event, Transformers / Back to the Future! Written by Cavan Scott and illustrated by Juan Samu, the four-issue miniseries will debut in October from IDW Publishing!

In the debut issue, Marty McFly returns from the adventure of a lifetime to a new, better Hill Valley… that is, until Marty and his friend Doc Brown’s time machine attracts the attention of the Decepticons. With one small mistake, Marty finds himself once again thrust into action to unravel a Decepticon plot in the past, present, and future… now with the help of a new converting time machine, the Autobot called Gigawatt!

Transformers / Back to the Future #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by series artist Juan Samu, Cover B by Phil Murphy, and two Retailer Incentive editions — one illustrated by Dan Schoening with the second featuring a photo of the hotly anticipated Autobot Gigawatt toy.

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