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Preview: Subspecies #3

SUBSPECIES #3

Writer(s): Cullen Bunn & JimmyZ
Artist Name(s): Daniel J. Logan
Cover A – Daniel J. Logan
Cover B – Kelly Williams
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

Sometimes the lines get blurred between running from something and running to something. Michelle has tried in the past to kill Radu. Can she trust him now? Can he trust her? With the odds against them, there may not be another chance for either of them to figure it out.

Erica Schultz Shows Us Twelve Devils Dancing this July

American comic book writer and editor Erica Schultz, best known for her work on the Charmed comic series from Dynamite Entertainment and as the co-creator of M3, released the 20 page first issue of her newest graphic mini-series, Twelve Devils Dancing, at last year’s New York Comic Con. Now you can get the first issue in your hands from Action Lab: Danger Zone this July, which collects the first three issues (with 64 pages of material).

Twelve Devils Dancing hits all the right notes of a frightening and entertaining cat-and-mouse thriller. When Agent Cooper retired from the FBI with a terminal condition, he was hailed as a hero for his role in solving the gruesome “Crypto Killer” murders. But when the real Crypto Killer emerges from the shadows to taunt him years later, Cooper must confront his past with new clues to solve the case in the little time he has left. The only complication? He has to protect Aisha Miller, a potential target for the Crypto Killer. Aisha is the smartest person (and smartest mouth) in any room. It’s Breaking Bad meets The Following as Cooper and Miller race against the clock to finally bring the real serial murderer to justice.

Working with Schultz on Twelve Devils Dancing is artist Dave Acosta and colorist Andrew Covalt. Cover artists include Kelly Williams, Maria Laura Sanapo, and Adriana Melo for the first volume, and Natasha Alterici, Michael Montenat, and Kevin Maher for volume two. Lastly, the trade paperback will have a cover by the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz!

You can order Twelve Devils Dancing #1 with the Diamond item code MAY181255. The first issue hits comic book stands on July 11th, 2018.

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: Puppet Master: Curtain Call #3

PUPPET MASTER CURTAIN CALL #3

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover A – Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors) (unlimited)
Cover B – Hand Painted Cover: Kelly Williams (pencils/inks/colors)
Cover C – DollFace Character Cover: Dan Mendoza
32 pgs./ T+ / FC
$3.99

The end is now! It is up to the puppets not only to save their master, but the entire world! Will they succeed… and will they even survive?? Join us for the finale of Danger Zone’s epic Puppet Master series.

Variant covers limited to 1,500 copies each.

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!

Metaphase, a Graphic Novel Featuring the World’s First Superhero with Down syndrome, Goes Back to Print

Alterna Comics has announced that the Metaphase graphic novel by Chip Reece, Kelly Williams, and Peter Simeti, has sold out and is going back to print to fill a surge in demand.

Metaphase, originally created in 2014 and published in 2015, tells the story of Ollie, a boy with Down syndrome, that wants to be just like his superhero dad.  When a disingenuous company known as Meta-Makers promises to turn anyone into a superhero, Ollie signs up, and is turned into one of the most powerful heroes the world has ever known — but at what cost?

Inspired by his son Ollie, who has Down syndrome, Chip Reece created a superhero story that is both unique and inclusive.

Simeti in the announcement said:

Metaphase is a prime example of how important comic books and graphic novels are.  The heart of the story is a universal one, it’s about wanting to achieve something and do something important with your life, we all have hopes, dreams, and aspirations — everyone’s had obstacles in their life — but it’s what you do to overcome those obstacles; that’s what makes a hero.  In the story, and in real life, Ollie is a hero.

Metaphase can still be found at various bookstores and comic shops throughout the world, though most are sold out at this point.  For online shoppers, the title can be back-ordered on Amazon and the site expects to have copies ready to send out over the next two weeks.

 

Preview: Puppet Master: Curtain Call #2

PUPPET MASTER CURTAIN CALL #2

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks), Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover A – Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks), Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover B – Hand Painted Cover (limited to 1500 copies): Kelly Williams (pencils/inks/colors)
Cover C – Kill Cover (limited to 1500 copies): Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks), Gene Jimenez (colors)
Cover D – Photo Cover (limited to 1500 copies)
32 pgs./ T+ / FC
$3.99

It’s puppet-on-puppet violence as the cult favorite Puppet Master puppets battle Anapa and his evil horde! As the battle rages, Anthony learns the truth about his destiny… and everything begins to change!

Variant covers limited to 1,500 copies each.

Preview: WWE Survivor Series 2017 Special #1

WWE Survivor Series 2017 Special #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Dennis Hopeless, Box Brown, Derek Fridolfs, Kevin Paneta, Lan Pitts, Aaron Gillespie
Artists: Lucas Werneck, Rodrigo Lorenzo, Derek Fridolfs, Kendall Goode, Kelly Williams, Tim Lattie
Colorists: Jeremy Lawson, Doug Garbark, Fred Stresing, Dee Cunniffe,
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Rahzzah
WWE What If? Incentive Cover: Jim Rugg
Unlocked Retailer Cover: Juan Doe

This oversized WWE special highlights everything we love about the Thanksgiving tradition that rules autumn in sports entertainment—Survivor Series!
Features stories across all eras, from the epic showdown between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg twelve years in the making, to the infamous controversial classic that still enrages WWE fans to this day—the Montreal Screwjob.

Preview: Puppet Master: Curtain Call #1

PUPPET MASTER CURTAIN CALL #1

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks), Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Daniel J. Logan (Cover A), Yann Perrelet (Cover A), Robert Hack (Cover B), Kelly Williams (Cover C), Andrew Magnum (Cover D), Gene Jimenenz (Cover D)
Cover A – Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks), Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover B – Robert Hack (pencils/inks) (limited to 1500)
Cover C – Hand Painted Cover: Kelly Williams (pencils/inks/colors) (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Kill Cover: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks), Gene Jimenez (colors) (limited to 1500)
Cover E – Photo Cover (limited to 1500)
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

The final chapter of Action Lab’s epic Puppet Master story starts now! Everything from the past two years comes to a head as the demon god Anapa makes one final play at world domination… with Andre Toulon’s puppets standing by his side!?! With the new, big budget film set to be release in 2018, this is the PERFECT jump on point for new and old fans alike!

Variant covers limited to 1,500 copies each.

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