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Review Misery City

The films of John Woo are truly a treat to the eyes and senses. The first time I even heard of him was in an interview with Quentin Tarantino where he discussed his all-time favorite movies and some iconic Asian directors. Eventually, American moviegoers would eventually learn of his unique vision through films like Face Off. Since then, he has made some more American movies but international movie fans will know him more for his earlier and more iconic work.

One of those movies is Hard Boiled, which stars Chow Yun Fat in his prime. It’s about a cop who loses his partner and seeks revenge against the mobsters who killed him. The movie was new school and cleverly mixed crime noir into this brilliant movie.

In the smart and intense Misery City we meet a detective like Tequila in Hard Boiled, but instead of looking for revenge he’s searching for salvation.

We meet Max Murray, a hardnosed private detective who we find out is doomed for all of eternity to this place which serves as assort of purgatory, known as Misery City. Here he is plagued by demons at every turn, including an old adversary that stands between him and the woman he loves. Eventually he finds himself trapped in a coffin, seemingly hopeless and without the ability to talk. Max must face off against challenges beyond his understanding   and what would ultimately against the many shades of who he is. By book’s end, his redemption is his acceptance of his fate and he realizes it even more after one last fight.

Overall, an engaging graphic novel that blends, allegory, myth, and crime procedural into a rather effective story. The story by K.I. Zachopoulos is action packed and intelligent. The art by Vassilis Gogtzilas is enthralling and vivid. Altogether, an entertaining graphic novel that proves how interesting self-discovery is especially once you admit you are lost.

Story: K.I. Zachopoulos Art: Vassilis Gogtzilas
Story: 9.0 Art:: 9.0 Overall:: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Run Wild

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a new graphic novel from BOOM! Studios’ Archaia imprint.

Run Wild is by K.I. Zachopoulos and Vincenzo Balzano.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores July 17th. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

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Preview: Run Wild HC

Run Wild HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: K.I. Zachopoulos
Artist: Vincenzo Balzano
Cover Artist: Vincenzo Balzano
Letterer: Deron Bennett
Price: $24.99
Synopsis:

Run Wild reunites storytellers K.I. Zachopoulos and Vincenzo Balzano, the visionary creators of The Cloud, as they explore the lengths people will go to realize their dreams, even to the detriment of humanity.

When all of civilization begins turning into animals, only two people remain—young siblings Ava and Flynn. On a desperate search for their mother and safety, they’ll traverse a wild and unruly landscape, make friends and foes of all species, and discover what really makes them human.

Run Wild Gets a Trailer

BOOM! Studios has unveiled the official trailer to Run Wild, an original graphic novel reuniting storytellers K.I. Zachopoulos and Vincenzo Balzano, the visionary creators of The Cloud. A haunting marriage of a chilling vision of the future and unforgettable characters combine to produce one of the most imaginative graphic fiction experiences of 2018. This video was produced and scored by Vincenzo Balzano.

When all of civilization begins turning into animals, only two people remain–young siblings Ava and Flynn. On a desperate search for safety in an unpredictable and violent world, they’ll traverse a wild and unruly landscape, make friends and foes of all species, and discover what really makes them human.

BOOM! Studios and Archaia Want You to Run Wild this Summer

BOOM! Studios has released an extended first look at Run Wild, an original graphic novel reuniting storytellers K.I. Zachopoulos and Vincenzo Balzano, the visionary creators of The Cloud. It’s being published through BOOM!’s imprint Archaia. The graphic novel is a haunting marriage of a chilling vision of the future and unforgettable characters combine to produce one of the most imaginative graphic fiction experiences of 2018.

When all of civilization begins turning into animals, only two people remain–young siblings Ava and Flynn. On a desperate search for safety in an unpredictable and violent world, they’ll traverse a wild and unruly landscape, make friends and foes of all species, and discover what really makes them human.

Preview: The Cloud HC OGN

The Cloud HC OGN

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: K. I. Zachopoulos
Artist: Vincenzo Balzano
Cover Artist: Vincenzo Balzano
Price: $24.99

From Archaia, the publisher of fine fantasy stories like Mouse Guard and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, comes a grand adventure story filled with unexpected allies and enemies alike.

The Cloud is an original graphic novel that beautifully examines themes of strength, bravery, love, and loss. Fans of Kazu Kibuishi’sAmulet or the beloved children’s fantasy The NeverEnding Story will delight in The Cloud.

“What is a wish?” That is the question the boy must answer for himself as he and his loyal wolf, Cloud, embark on a grand voyage to find the boy’s father and return the wish that was stolen from him.

The Cloud is a beautiful, and at times, heartbreaking journey of a reluctant hero forced to outwit a cast of colorful characters: a thieving girl, bizarre creatures from the Great Before, and the Mad King. It’s a quest of self-discovery where the boy will learn that not all wishes can or should come true.

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Preview: Free Comic Book Day BOOM! Studios 2016 Summer Blast

Free Comic Book Day BOOM! Studios 2016 Summer Blast

Writers: David Petersen, Cory Godbey, Box Brown, Jen Wang, Hope Larson, and K.I. Zachopoulos
Artists: David Petersen, Cory Godbey, Box Brown, Christine Norrie, Brittney Williams, and Vincenzo Balzano

In the BOOM! Studios 2016 Summer Blast, read all-new, original short stories of David Petersen’s Mouse Guard and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. Plus, get sneak peeks of the upcoming new Adventure Time: Comics series, the Lumberjanes: Makin’ the Ghost of It special, and this summer’s highly anticipated original graphic novel from Archaia, The Cloud. As a bonus, we’ve included preview pages from Goldie Vance, our newest BOOM! Box debut. There’s something in this Free Comic Book Day issue for everyone!

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