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Rat Queens Get a Special with Neon Static

Fans will experience a cyberpunk take on the Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Will Kirkby from Image Comics and Shadowline this July in an electrically thrilling one-shot, Rat Queens Special: Neon Static.

Readers will need to strap themselves in for a ride to an alternate and futuristic world, where the Rat Queens take to the neon streets of Palisade as an elite team of shadow operatives. An anonymous fiend creeps through the dark web, stealing identities and blackmailing innocent civilians for cold, hard Goldyen—and only the Queens can stop him!

Rat Queens Special: Neon Static one-shot (Diamond Code MAY180047) hits stores on Wednesday, July 18th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, June 25th.

Preview: Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #4

Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #4

Story: Kurtis Wiebe
Art: Max Dunbar
Color: Jose Luis Rio
Letterer: Gilberto Lazcano
Cover A: Ryan Brown
Cover B: Whilce Portacio, Raymund Lee
Cover RI: Whilce Portacio
Editor: Denton J. Tipton
Editorial Assistance: Peter Adrian Behravesh

One of the most iconic villains of the Gears of War universe takes the spotlight! Years before he became the bane of humanity on Emergence Day, RAAM rose through the ranks to take leadership of the Locust Horde armies thanks to his intelligence, strength, and ruthlessness. Now, witness that swift and brutal ascent in… The Rise of RAAM!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #3

Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #3

Kurtis Wiebe (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Ryan Brown (c)

One of the most iconic villains of the Gears of War universe takes the spotlight! Years before he became the bane of humanity on Emergence Day, RAAM rose through the ranks to take leadership of the Locust Horde armies thanks to his intelligence, strength, and ruthlessness. Now, witness that swift and brutal ascent in… The Rise of RAAM!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #2

Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #2

Kurtis Wiebe (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Ryan Brown (c)

One of the most iconic villains of the Gears of War universe takes the spotlight! Years before he became the bane of humanity on Emergence Day, RAAM rose through the ranks to take leadership of the Locust Horde armies thanks to his intelligence, strength, and ruthlessness. Now, witness that swift and brutal ascent in… The Rise of RAAM!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Gears of War Comic Debut Sells Out At Distributor

IDW Publishing and The Coalition have announced that Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1, the debut issue of the highly anticipated comic book based on the smash hit franchise, has sold out at the distributor level just as it’s hitting stores. In order to meet fan demand, the issue will go back to print immediately.

The second printing of the debut issue of Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1 is scheduled for release on 2/21 to be made available concurrently with the on sale date of issue #2.

Scripted by Kurtis Wiebe with art by Max Dunbar, colors by Jose Luis Rio, and letters by Gilberto Lazcano, this essential story in the ongoing saga explores the most iconic villain in the Gears of War universe, General RAAM! Years before he became the bane of humanity on Emergence Day, RAAM rose through the ranks to take leadership of the Locust Horde armies thanks to his intelligence, strength, and ruthlessness, and now fans can witness the untold tale of his vicious ascent.

Preview: Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1

Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1

Kurtis Wiebe (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Ryan Brown (c)

The most iconic villain of the Gears of War universe takes the spotlight! Years before he became the bane of humanity on Emergence Day, RAAM rose through the ranks to take leadership of the Locust Horde armies thanks to his intelligence, strength, and ruthlessness. Now, witness that swift and brutal ascent in… The Rise of RAAM!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Gears of War Returns To Comics This January

Following last year’s launch of the critically-acclaimed Gears of War 4, the fan-favorite Gears of War franchise is marking its return to graphic novels in 2018.  Set on the fictional planet of Sera, the Gears of War series charts the story of humanity’s struggle against fearsome and brutal adversaries through a captivating tale of hope, comradery, and survival.

Partnering with The Coalition, IDW Publishing has enlisted the talents of writer Kurtis Wiebe to tell new stories inspired by the world-famous games.

In addition to the news series, IDW Publishing will also re-release the classic Gears of War comics catalog, previously published by WildStorm, allowing fans to revisit and collect the series or discover them for the first time.

Your rendezvous with death kicks off in January 2018 when Gears of War #1 emerges onto the comic book landscape.

Review: Bounty #5

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Romance. Crime. Vodka. Motorcycles. This one has it all! Surrounded by enemies, Nina and Georgie are running out of options. But these bounty-hunting sisters have never surrendered before, and they’re not about to start now. Their sworn enemy has a lot of trouble on his hands—karma always gets you in the end.

The story ends, as it begins in Bounty #5 written by Kurtis Wiebe. This issue reveals a lot of backstory and gives a detailed explanation on why this rag tag group changed their criminal ways. With how Wiebe leaves this issue I hope we’ll get more of this world, series, and Nina and Georgie.

While the colorful art style by Mindy Lee continues, in some way this issue breaks it up and changes things up a bit. At times Bounty #5 goes with a more terrestrial almost Blade Runner environment for the scenes that take place in the past. In contrast to this, the present is much more clean and military looking. Yet both share a clear sense of high octane action with solid work by Lee who keeps the series consistent and flowing with energy and excitement with the visuals.

Story: Kurtis Wiebe Art: Mindy Lee
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Rat Queens Vol. 2 #1 Heads Back to Print

Image Comics and Shadowline have announced that Rat Queens #1 written by Kurtis Wiebe with art by Owen Gieni is being rushed back to print. The Rat Queens #1 #1, 2nd printing and Rat Queens #2 of the highly anticipated reboot will hit stores on Wednesday, April 12th.

The Rat Queens reboot begins with “Cat Kings and Other Garys,” Part One. The Rat Queens are back! Betty, Violet, Dee, Braga, and Hannah return! Palisade is still a rat-infested troll’s ass, and everyone still hates Gary. It’s been awhile since the Queens have done a good slaughter, so join them as they get back to the basics of killing monsters and drinking away the profits!

Fans won’t want to miss out on this brawling, foul-mouthed fun with a fresh artistic spin and new adventures on the horizon.

The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers for Rat Queens, Vol. 2 #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code JAN178754), Rat Queens, Vol. 2 #2 Cover A by Gieni (Diamond Code FEB170671), and Cover B (Diamond Code JAN178755) is Monday, March 20th.

Review: Bounty #3

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It’s time to explore everyone’s tragic backstory! But as Nina, Viv, and even Oscar spill their guts, Georgie is thinking about the bottom line. Now that their secret identities have leaked, it’s starting to look like they’ll never get paid.

Even on a good day, nothing seems to go right for Nina and Viv. A simple drop off turns into a firefight. Which almost in a cliche manner leads to an interesting chase/space fight panels. Through it writer Kurtis Wiebe makes you feel sympathy for the ex-criminals turned bounty hunters.

The firefight scenes by artist Mindy Lee are done with a great attention to color and displaying action. Even the interesting flashback is a great contrast from the present. It all manages to showcase Lee’s talent very well.

Story: Kurtis Wiebe Art: Mindy Lee
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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