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Dr. Strange #2

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone looking forward to? What’s everyone plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Newsarama – Dexter Vines Diagnosed with Cancer, Friends Asking For Help – Help out any way you can.

CBLDF – Siena Fallon Joins CBLDF as Community Development Manager – Congrats!

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: It’s a new world order in Rot & Ruin – Free comics!

Reviews

Newsarama – Dr. Strange #2
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Jupiter Jet and the Forgotten Radio

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here and there’s so much for geeks to do. What will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for the week day to end and week end begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Beat – Gamestop Increases Its Diversification; Soon to Begin Test-Selling Comics in Select Stores – Will you head to Gamestop to get your comics?

Plant Based News – Vegan Artists Join Forces To Create Graphic Novel Cookbook – Are graphic novel cookbooks the next big thing?

 

Reviews

Comics Bulletin – Boston Metaphysical Society: The Scourge of the Mechanical Men

Talking Comics – Deadpool #1

IGN – Jupiter Jet Vol. 1

 

 

Preview: Jupiter Jet Volume 1

JUPITER JET VOLUME 1

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya
128 pgs./ E / FC
$14.99

Following the death of her father 16-year-old Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson inherits a jetpack with a mysterious power source and together with her brother, Chuck, and their cat she must protect her home from a threat that may – or may not – be from this Earth!

Preview: Jupiter Jet #5

JUPITER JET #5

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Lineart), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors), Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Cover A) Art Baltazar (Cover B)
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

The battle for Olympic Heights ends here! Jupiter Jet faces off with Praetor Pluto in the skies and the fate of her family hangs in the balance! Can Jupiter Jet survive a battle against Praetor Pluto’s robot army? What is Pluto’s master plan? And a shocking conclusion that will change everything in Jupiter Jet’s world.

Jupiter Jet Volume 1: Collect the heartwarming adventures of a teenager with a jetpack and family crises!

16-year-old Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson inherits a jetpack with a mysterious power source. Along with her brother, Chuck, and their cat, she must protect her home from a mysterious threat that may just be from outer space!

Jupiter Jet is written by Jason Inman and Ashley Victoria Robinson, the husband and wife duo behind the podcast Geek History Lesson, and illustrated by Ben Matsuya, with a cover by Jonboy Meyers. Jupiter Jet is truly an all-ages story.

The first volume of Jupiter Jet collects issues 1-5 and will be available in a comic book store near you on May 30, 2018. It can be preordered through Diamond with the item code MAR181025.

Preview: Jupiter Jet #4

JUPITER JET #4

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Line art), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors) Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Cover A)
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Her brother captured, her home burned, things are looking bad for Jupiter Jet – and she only has one choice. Break into police headquarters and face Praetor Pluto! Plus in part 4 of the ORIGIN OF THE JETPACK backup, Jupiter Jet’s father makes a choice that will change everything in Olympic Heights.

Preview: Jupiter Jet #3

JUPITER JET #3

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Lineart), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors) Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Cover A)
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Praetor Pluto has found the Flying Girl. Will the new upgrades to Jupiter Jet’s jetpack allow her to escape? Danger! Family! And Cats! This issue has it all. Plus, part three of The Origin of The Jetpack backup with art by Jorge Corona (The Flash and We Are Robin).

Preview: Jupiter Jet #2

JUPITER JET #2

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Lineart), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors), Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Cover A), Jenn St-Onge (Cover B)
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Teenage hero Jupiter Jet must push her jetpack to the limit in order to outrun the villainous Praetor Pluto who is hot on her heels! But will a new invention built by her brother Chuck help Jupiter Jet’s mission or harm it?

Review: Jupiter Jet #1

Jupiter Jet Action Lab #1In the grand tradition of strong female characters, Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson takes to the skies in a Robin Hood tale with a science fiction twist. Jupiter Jet #1 in a steampunk-y version of the 1940s. Jacky and her brother Chuck are struggling to keep their parents’ auto repair shop open despite financial woes (and the fact that they are children with no adult supervision). While the two use their smarts and Jacky’s jetpack to watch out for their neighbors and redistribute wealth, their do-good attitude has left little time or money to take care of themselves. The threat of leaving the city for a rural life with their Aunt and Uncle looms large over them, until said Uncle shows up and offers his farm for collateral against the shop.

The first issue leaves plenty of open-ended questions: what are the mysterious power sources Chuck and Jacky keep discovering? Who were the Johnson parents? And who are the figures lurking in the shadows? But it also builds a strong platform on which to answer those questions.

The writing from Jason Inman and Ashley Victoria Robinson is charming without being shallow. Of particular interest is how Chuck managed to turn what could have been a restrictive wardrobe into the female equivalent of Batman’s Utility Belt. Before the book is over, Inman and Robinson manage to squeeze in a little taste of what’s coming up, and I was delighted to see that space travel isn’t far off for our teenaged heroine.

Ben Matsuya, Mara Jayne Carpenter, and Taylor Esposito create the perfect aesthetic for this innovative world. Jacky soars through the sky with grace, but once she hits the ground she can’t manage to walk in a straight line without tripping. The movement comes off as a character trait, however, rather than a gag. Instead of seeming like a teenage girl cliché, it shows why Jacky might prefer the clouds.

Story: Jason Inman and Ashley Victoria Robinson Line Art: Ben Matsuya
Colors: Mara Jayne Carpenter Letters: Taylor Esposito
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Action Lab Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Alex

Top Pick: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 (DC Comics/IDW Publishing) – I thoroughly enjoyed the first miniseries featuring these two properties, and while I half expect this to be nothing more than a shameless cash grab I’m oddly excited to see the Dark Knight cross paths with the Turtles again. I would say you don’t see that happen often, but that’s not necessarily the case anymore – and I’m quite happy about that.

Green Arrow #35 (DC Comics) – One of the sleeper hits for me is Green Arrows ongoing series. The art is whimsical and sweepingly beautiful, and the story about one man fighting a giant corporate conspiracy theory is far stronger than it seemed at first. Definitely one to keep on your radar.

Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special #1 (Valiant) – Marguerite Sauvage pulls double duty on this one, and I’m curious as to what she’ll offer – as long as it’s fun (and looks as awesome as she’s proven her self capable of drawing) then I’ll be happy.

 

Jen

Top Pick: Jupiter Jet #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) – The debut issue of this teenaged Robin Hood story with a science fiction twist grabbed my attention immediately. The art, vaguely reminiscent of Squirrel Girl (probably not a mistake), makes early promises of a book with lighthearted romps plastered from cover to cover.

Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #3 (DC Comics/Archie Comics) –  I am going to be honest–I didn’t know this title was out already. Time to catch up. Girl power is promised in BUNDLES in a book featuring four iconic women from comics, and the mashup of Good vs. Bad (can we definitively call Harley/Ivy evil?) should be a great time.

Jem and the Holograms Dimensions #1 (IDW Publishing) – More girl power. Step one: put a cat on the cover. Step two, promise some light-hearted hijinx featuring girls from both sides of the tracks (I’m sensing a theme this week…). Step three: throw in a good old-fashioned game of Dungeons and Dragons. What could possibly go wrong?

I Hate Fairyland Deluxe HC Vol. 1 (Image Comics) – A 36 year old woman trapped in a 6 year old’s body isn’t even close to the most grotesque thing going on in Skottie Young’s modern masterpiece. Young’s delightfully vulgar sense of humor truly shines in his first Image title. The Deluxe collection promises plenty of extras which will likely ooze with….something nasty.

Archie #26 (Archie Comics) – What can I say, I’ve been a sucker for the redhead and his bumbling misadventures since I was a kid. Old habits, and all that. But the All-new Archie has taken us some places we’ve never been before, and I for one can’t wait to see where we go next.

 

Shay

Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #3 (DC Comics) – Do I really need a reason? It’s like my childhood met my teen hood in a bar and I’m here for it. This might be one of the few times where crossing the streams is a good thing.

Throwaways #10 (Image Comics) – Dean and Abby are still trying to get to the bottom of the conspiracy theory that is their life while dealing with the latest hinderences , like being separated by guards, as the hunt for the truth. The series is hit or miss but, they seem to be getting their bearings so either way this will be interesting.

Hawkeye #13 (Marvel) – Clint and Kate in LA on a case. There will be humor, there will be blood, there will be awesome , in the start of what looks like a killer story arc.

 

Brett

Top Pick: A Small Revolution (Soaring Penguin Press) – A revolution in a small country seen through the yes of an innocent child. If there’s ever been a comic more geared towards me, I don’t know what it is. The concept sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read it.

Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue was a perfect balance of action, characterization, and social justice. Hope this issue continues that trend.

Captain America #696 (Marvel) – The first issue was good (not great) but Mark Waid and Chris Samnee seem to be exploring what it means to be Captain America. What they have to say should be interesting and both know the character well, so this should be an interesting read no matter what.

The Consultant #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – When superheroes screw up, this is the guy who cleans up the mess. I’ve read the first issue and while there’s some slight issues with characters standing out in design, the story is fantastic and exactly what I hoped for.

Winter War (Caliber Entertainment) – The story of the 100-day war of Finland versus the Soviet Union at the dawk of World War II. Sounds really interesting.

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