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Review: Bass Reeves #2

Bass Reeves #2

There can never be sunshine with rain, as I used to hear my grandmother say. I never quite understood that as kid, even after she explained it to me. Life as a kid was always straightforward, and I never saw what the adults in my life had to deal with. As I am an adult and a parent now, I wished they shared with me more now of what they dealt with.

As we never wanted for anything, but my parents dealt with their own set of struggles, something they shielded us from. As their hearts and minds were in ensuring our future as I do now for my daughters. That struggle and the need to “just do” is what makes us who we are. The folks at Allegiance Arts explores the struggles our protagonist had in Bass Reeves #2.

We find Bass as he grows his legend all across the Oklahoma Territory, one outlaw at a time, as he shows that he is a man that suffers no fools. We are also taken to a Seminole village, where a bunch of prospectors attempt to take advantage of the native’s kindness, which is quickly extinguished by Bass, where he unearths an outlaw looking to make his mark. We also find Bass’s son, Benji, who without his guidance, becomes a bit of a problem for Bass’s wife., Nellie. By the issue’s end, his new antagonist, Yah Kee, who has just robbed a stage wagon, and looking to send a  message.

Overall, Bass Reeves #2 is a great second issue that humanizes this icon. The story by Kevin Grevioux is relatable. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a story that grounds our character and further endears him to the reader.

Story: Kevin Grevioux Art: David Williams, Kelsey Shannon, Eric Weathers, Herman Octavio, and Chris Kindrick
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Bass Reeves #1

Bass Reeves #1

As a fan of Watchmen, I was happy to see the TV show give the series its proper due. It was basically a sequel, which had all the characters we loved from the comic book series. What made the series really phenomenal is how the creators made it relevant to what our current climate is. It pushed to take apart America’s ills and everything that comes with the hate that gave birth to the country.

One of the elements added to the show, which I found exciting, was how they connected Bass Reeves to the story. As comic book and history buffs will tell you, he’s the inspiration behind The Lone Ranger. It’s sad to say, but very little has been written about this historical figure and his indelible mark on the Wild West. The folks at Allegiance Arts realized the void, and with the help of the creative world attempted to fix that gap with Bass Reeves #1.

We’re taken to the Indian Territory in 1865, where a tense standoff is taking place and where we meet Judge Parker, who has lost too many Marshalls to the outlaws in this area. We are then taken to the Louisiana territory where a band of outlaws is conjuring the legend of Bass Reeves, which meet sooner than any of them would even predict. Judge Parker soon hears about Bass and offers him a job, one that he turns down, as his family and his land are his priorities. By the issue’s end, he realizes the lawlessness that exists may soon come to his doorstep and he is the only one who can protect them all.

Overall, Bass Reeves #1 is an excellent debut issue that brings this important historical figure to life. The story by Kevin Grevioux is action-packed. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that gives readers, a different look at what made a hero in the Wild West.

Story: Kevin Grevioux Art: David Williams, Kelsey Shannon, Eric Weathers, Herman Octavio, and Chris Kindrick
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Bettie Page: Unbound #10

Bettie Page: Unbound #10

writer: David Avallone
artist: Julius Ohta
covers: John Royle (A), Anthony Marques (B), Kelsey Shannon (C), Julius Ohta (D), Photo Cover (E)
Photo Cover (RI-Virgin), Kelsey Shannon (RI-Virgin), Anthony Marques (RI-Virgin), John Royle (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

The Duplanoids stand ready to take over the planet, and only one lone pinup-model-turned-spy can stop them! The Invasion of the Bettie Snatchers reaches its senses-shattering climax in Bettie Page: Unbound #10, from writer David Avallone (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark) and artist Julius Ohta (Sherlock Holmes).

Bettie Page: Unbound #10

Preview: Archie’s Superteens

ARCHIE’S SUPERTEENS (TP)

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: David Williams, Kelsey Shannon, Gary Martin, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: David Williams, Gary Martin, Kelsey Shannon
978-1-68255-817-1
$12.99 US/$14.99 CAN
6 x 9”
TR
120 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/22

Pureheart the Powerful and his group of heroic friends battle against all odds in this collection of action-packed tales! Archie Comics’ two most renowned superhero teams, the Superteens and the Mighty Crusaders, meet up for the first time ever! Collects the two-issue crossover event, plus the best of the classic Superteens in an extended bonus collection you can’t miss!

ARCHIE'S SUPERTEENS

Preview: The Mighty Crusaders Vol. 1

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS VOL. 1 (TP)

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Kelsey Shannon, Alitha Martinez, Rick Bryant, Matt Herms, Stephen Downer, Jack Morelli
Cover: Kelsey Shannon
978-1-68255-857-7
$12.99 US/$14.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
120 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 1/2

The mightiest team of superheroes are back! A throw down with a prehistoric terror in the heart of Washington D.C. sets the stage for the dramatic return of a wayward hero! Meanwhile, half a world away, a sinister plan begins to awaken an ancient evil! PLUS: The New Crusaders have no time to rest as a new threat attacks Impact City. Can the New Crusaders pull themselves together and avert catastrophe? Collects issues 1-4 of MIGHTY CRUSADERS and the entirety of NEW CRUSADERS: DARK TOMORROW.

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS VOL. 1

Preview: Archie’s Superteens vs Crusaders #2

ARCHIE’S SUPERTEENS VS CRUSADERS #2

Script: Ian Flynn, David Williams, Gary Martin
Art: Kelsey Shannon, David Williams, Gary Martin, Jack Morelli
Cover: David Williams, Gary Martin, Kelsey Shannon – Connecting Cover 1
Variant Cover: David Williams, Gary Martin – B&W Cover
On Sale Date: 7/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie Comics’ two superhero teams THE SUPERTEENS and THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS face off against the evil Dr. Zardox in the conclusion to this epic two-issue crossover event!

Preview: Scooby Apocalypse #27

Scooby Apocalypse #27

(W) Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis (A) Pat Olliffe, Scott Hanna, Yvel Guichet (CA) Kelsey Shannon
In Shops: Jul 11, 2018
SRP: $3.99

With their headquarters under siege and overrun with monsters, the Scooby gang has to split up and seek shelter in the city. But when they realize that other plague-survivors are still trapped in the mall, the gang must decide whether to mount a rescue operation-or abandon their friends.

The Historic Crossover Concludes in this Early Preview of Archie’s Superteens vs Crusaders #2!

ARCHIE’S SUPERTEENS VS CRUSADERS #2

Script: Ian Flynn, David Williams, Gary Martin
Art: Kelsey Shannon, David Williams, Gary Martin, Jack Morelli
Cover: David Williams, Gary Martin, Kelsey Shannon – Connecting Cover 1
Variant Cover: David Williams, Gary Martin – B&W Cover
On Sale Date: 7/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie Comics’ two superhero teams THE SUPERTEENS and THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS face off against the evil Dr. Zardox in the conclusion to this epic two-issue crossover event!

Preview: Archie’s Superteens vs Crusaders #1

ARCHIE’S SUPERTEENS VS CRUSADERS #1

Script: Ian Flynn, David Williams, Gary Martin
Art: Kelsey Shannon, David Williams, Gary Martin, Jack Morelli
Cover: David Williams, Gary Martin, Kelsey Shannon – Connecting Cover 1
Variant Cover: Tom Grummett
On Sale Date: 6/20
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Riverdale High’s new substitute teacher is very odd. Snubbed by the scientific community, he plans his revenge—on the students of Riverdale High! It’s going to take a team of people with some mighty powers to stop him. Archie Comics’ two most renowned superhero teams are going to meet up for the first time ever in this special mini-series! Features cover 1 of 2 special connecting main covers!

A historic crossover event begins in this early preview of Archie’s Sueprteens vs Crusaders #1!

ARCHIE’S SUPERTEENS VS CRUSADERS #1

Script: Ian Flynn, David Williams, Gary Martin
Art: Kelsey Shannon, David Williams, Gary Martin, Jack Morelli
Cover: David Williams, Gary Martin, Kelsey Shannon – Connecting Cover 1
Variant Cover: Tom Grummett
On Sale Date: 6/20
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Riverdale High’s new substitute teacher is very odd. Snubbed by the scientific community, he plans his revenge—on the students of Riverdale High! It’s going to take a team of people with some mighty powers to stop him. Archie Comics’ two most renowned superhero teams are going to meet up for the first time ever in this special mini-series! Features cover 1 of 2 special connecting main covers!

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