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Exclusive Preview: Sideways #5

Sideways #5

Written by: Justin Jordan
Art by: Robert Gill
Color: John Rauch
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Cover by: Kenneth Rocafort
Group Editor: Jamie S. Rich
Editor: Katie Kubert
Assistant Editor: Dave Welgosz
U.S. Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: June 13, 2018

After the devastating loss of one of the most important people in his life, Derek James tries to throw himself into being the hero Sideways to distract himself. Unfortunately, new villain the Showman has arrived to tear those wounds right back open.

Preview: The Curse of the Brimstone #3

The Curse of the Brimstone #3

(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Jun 06, 2018
SRP: $2.99

It’s tragic enough that Brimstone’s town was set on fire by his own hands, but now… his father?! Turning Joe into Brimstone was just for fun – the Salesman now holds Joe’s father hostage as well! Brimstone must fight the Salesman’s ice creaturess, the Hound, to save his father from her clutches. But without knowing exactly what his fiery powers wield, how can Brimstone be sure he won’t accidentally destroy another town… or himself?

Preview: Sideways #4

Sideways #4

(W) Dan DiDio, Justin Jordan (A/CA) Kenneth Rocafort
In Shops: May 09, 2018
SRP: $2.99

It’s not easy being a hero, especially when you don’t know how. And when Sideways steps into the middle of a life-and-death battle between Hotspot and Replicant, he’s unsure how to help… and guaranteed to make things worse. All this when he’s already late for an internship interview? You better believe things are going to go Sideways!

Review: This Nightmare Kills Fascists

There has been an awakening in the public arena due to the 2016 American Presidential election. An election the world is still reeling from the ramifications. Artists, especially those who operate in the comic realm, were (and are) particularly incensed. This cognizance of international politics is very present in the excellent anthology This Nightmare Kills Fascists.

In “Diane The Hunter” the proliferation of violence on women is explored, as a pair of assailants, walk right into a “wolf trap”. In “Thermonuclear Hunger Strike,” a worst-case scenario of what the world will be under President Trump is played out, with an assassin taking apart the oligarchy that is left. In “The Pledge,” a young man despite his girlfriend’s pleas pledges a fraternity who is known for their misogyny and racism. During a hazing ritual they unleash an ancient evil. In “Dear Jane,” a woman who wakes up from a sleep undergoes a carefully constructed game, one that is the stuff of nightmares. In “Black Friday,” a man’s impulsive actions to leads to death of a stranger ad the one person he would kill for.

In “This Land,” America is reimagined as a country drawn along racial lines, literally. A family gets into a dangerous game of fox and hound, as a band of racist vigilantes chase them down, ending in the bloodiest way. In “Yellow,” a woman who has been emotionally abused by her husband over time, eventually hits turning point, one which she redefines her sense of self worth.  In “A Forest,” a man who was protesting deforestation, gets killed by something, not from this world. In “Devil Daddy,” a young lady who was raped by Satan himself, reclaims her power.

In “Long Division,” one woman who is helping to build the wall along the Mexican border, becomes part of it most horrific section, one where torture of American becomes legal. In “Thank God,” the evils of taking the Bible literally is played in this one high school. In “Do Unto Others,” the demagogue virtues of religious freedom is explored, ending up in just desserts. In “Fury From The Deep,” the dangers of fracking is brilliantly told and just how those who run in the industry has no limits on the evils they will do. In “Office Party,” a Senator who opposed heath care gets a Scrooge like visit, which leaves him not changed but horrified.

In “The Abyss Of Observation,” a writer’s observations about the Siege of Sarajevo, is played in dramatic fashion. In “The Price Of Fashion,” a young lady obsessions with clothes, proves deadly for one of her lovers. In “One In Heart and  mind,” a woman’s faith is shaken once she finds out exactly who her pastor is.

Overall, an engrossing anthology which pulls you into every page and highlights each artist and writer at the top of their game. The stories by each writer shows their depth at wielding a meaningful story while remembering to entertain. The art by each artist displays their synchronicity with each story providing readers with depth and warmth. Altogether, a book which means to stir the incendiary nature of every good human being. It not only does that but makes them aspire to higher.

Story: Vita Ayala, Justin Jordan, Ryan Ferrier, Michael Wernke, Erica Schultz, Forrest Helvie, Tyler Chin-Tanner, Ryan Lindsay, Matt Miner, Tini Howard, Christopher Sebela, John Bivens, Dave Ebersole, Joe Corrallo, Andrew Shaw, Eric Palicki, Fabian Lelay, Ryan Cady
Art: Eric Zawadzki, Crees Hyunsung Lee, Kelly Williams, Juan Castro, Claire Connelly, Joseba Morales, Yosam Cardenas, Soo Lee, Ariela Kristantina, Christian Dibari, Katy Rex, Matt Harding,  Jamel Jones, Sean Van Gorman, Don Cardenas, Fabian Lelay, Philip Sevy
Story: 10 Art: 8.8 Overall: 9.4 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: The Curse of Brimstone #2

The Curse of Brimstone #2

(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: May 02, 2018
SRP: $2.99

What do you do after you unknowingly make a deal with the devil that transforms you into Brimstone, and you can’t stop the constant feeling of screaming, fiery pain burning from head to toe? Joe Chamberlain is determined to relieve himself of this curse by tracking the devil by his tail. That is, if the devil’s Hound doesn’t get to him first…

Preview: Sideways #3

Sideways #3

Story: Kenneth Rocafort, Dan DiDio
Dialogue: Dan DiDio, Justin Jordan
Color: Daniel Brown
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Cover: Kenneth Rocafort
Group Editor: Jamie S. Rich
Editor: Katie Kubert
Assistant Editor: Dave Wielgosz
In Shops: Apr 11, 2018
SRP: $2.99

Life is moving pretty fast for Derek James…and unfortunately, things are about to get even faster as he is forced to fight a super-speedster hell-bent on destruction-all while wearing no pants! Can Sideways move through space and time quick enough to stop a new villain born out of the recent Speed Force Storm: Killspeed? Also, what better way to learn about Derek’s powers than right from the horse’s mouth-featuring a backup story hosted by Sideways himself!

Steampunk, Assassins, and Adventure Collide in The Family Trade

The steampunk adventure begins in The Family Trade, Vol. 1 by Justin Jordan, Nikki Ryan, and Morgan Beem this April from Image Comics.

The Family Trade introduces readers to an island city in a world where history didn’t quite turn out like ours… Here a hidden family of spies, thieves, and assassins make sure that the world keeps going—or they did—until Jessa Wynn, their youngest member, manages to start a civil war.

Begin the fantasy journey into a world of swashbuckling intrigue on a floating city filled with charm and perfect for fans of Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods, Tony Cliff’s Delilah Dirk, and Jen Wang’s The Prince and the Dressmaker.

The Family Trade, Vol. 1 (Diamond Code JAN180666, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0511-3) will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, April 11th and in bookstores on Tuesday, April 17th.

Review: The Curse of Brimstone #1

Joe Chamberlain would do anything to save his small, forgotten town-even make a deal with the devil. But things get worse, and Joe finds himself cursed with the power of Brimstone. With the power of fire and destruction coursing through his hands, Joe must now track down and destroy the demon he made his deal with before the power he now wields destroys the town he was trying to save. But as the fiery pain inside him grows, can this young man overcome his own demons before his power rips him apart from the inside out?

The Curse of Brimstone is the latest entry into DC Comics’ “New Age of Heroes” which introduces us to new characters, new settings, and hopefully new ideas. Justin Jordan and Philip Tan are the team behind this series whose first issue is a solid set up.

In particular, the issue takes us to small town America, something we don’t see too often in comics beyond Smallville. This is the part of America left behind where factories have closed and the people struggle to make ends meat. The simplest tasks seem huge and in a world where people can fly, it’s an interesting concept that these places are forgotten. With wonders like Metropolis and Superman, what does it say for dying towns with no future? That seems to be at the heart of this series and it’s a concept that’s not explored enough in comics which makes this one stand out.

The art by Tan, colors by Rain Beredo, and lettering by Wes Abbott adds to the sense of desperation and lost. It’s one thing to tell the story in words but visually you need to see it as well and the creative team have nailed it down.

What’s presented in both story and look is small town America not many of us experience. These are the towns I see driving between DC and New York. You wonder how they function and why the people are still there and this series takes us into that in a ways. With that, we get a fresh voice and perspective to comics and one that’s hopefully explored more as the series continues.

Storytellers: Philip Tan, Justin Jordan Dialogue: Justin Jordan
Color: Rain Beredo Letterer: Wes Abbott
Cover: Philip Tan, Rain Beredo
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham Editor: Jessica Chen
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.35 Overall: Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: The Curse of Brimstone #1

The Curse of Brimstone #1

Storytellers: Philip Tan, Justin Jordan
Dialogue: Justin Jordan
Color: Rain Beredo
Letterer: Wes Abbott
Cover: Philip Tan, Rain Beredo
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham
Editor: Jessica Chen
In Shops: Apr 04, 2018
SRP: $2.99

Joe Chamberlain would do anything to save his small, forgotten town-even make a deal with the devil. But things get worse, and Joe finds himself cursed with the power of BRIMSTONE. With the power of fire and destruction coursing through his hands, Joe must now track down and destroy the demon he made his deal with before the power he now wields destroys the town he was trying to save. But as the fiery pain inside him grows, can this young man overcome his own demons before his power rips him apart from the inside out?

Preview: Monsters Unleashed #12

Monsters Unleashed #12

(W) Justin Jordan (A) Alberto Alburquerque (CA) R. B. Silva
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• KID KAIJU, MOON GIRL and DEVIL DINOSAUR are together again!
• KEI needs LUNELLA’s help to better understand his kaiju, but will the smartest person on Earth be smart enough to help Kei with this crazy request?
• And of course Kei can’t go anywhere without a monster showing up. Will Devil Dinosaur and Kei’s kaiju be enough to stop the onslaught of…MISS MECH???

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