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Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Lost Chronicles Vol. 2 SC

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Lost Chronicles Vol. 2 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer(s): Kyle Higgins, Caleb Goellner, Anthony Burch, Adam Cesare, Becca Barnes & Alwyn Dale, Sina Grace, Jessica Quinones, Magdalene Visaggio, Mat Groom & Michael Busuttil, and Trey Moore
Artist(s): Marcus To, Patrick Mulholland, Dylan Burnett, Hyeonjin Kim, Simone di Meo, Joe Quinones, Sina Grace, French Carlomagno, Lucas Werneck, Dajung Lee, and Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes
Price: $16.99

Celebrating 25 years of Power Rangers, renowned comic book creators from around the world pay homage to the franchise near and dear to their hearts with stories from across the morphin grid, including fan-favorite teams like Ninja Steel, RPM, SPD, In Space,and more! And don’t miss the tie-in to the epic event SHATTERED GRID!

Collects Mighty Morphin 2018 Annual and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Lost Chronicles Vol. 2 SC

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vol. 8 SC

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vol. 8 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo, Diego Galindo
Colorist: Walter Baiamonte
Letterer: Marcelo Costa
Cover Artist: Jamal Campbell
Price: $16.99

THE CONCLUSION TO THE EPIC SHATTERED GRID EVENT

As Lord Drakkon comes ever closer to conquering all of existence, Power Rangers from across all eras answer the call to join forces against his armies. As new friends and old foes come together in the Rangers’ darkest hour, the entire legacy of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hangs in the balance.

Join Kyle Higgins (Nightwing) and artist Daniele DiNicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink) in the epic conclusion to the ultimate war against Lord Drakkon with the final installment of the critically acclaimed event, Shattered Grid.

Collects Mighty Morphin Power Ranger #29, #30,and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid #1

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vol. 8 SC

Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, and Rod Reis’ Hadrian Wall Has Been Optioned as a Film

Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label DUST announced today that it has acquired the rights to Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel,and Rod Reis’ interstellar noir comic, Hadrian’s Wall, and has partnered with Higgins to develop into a feature film that he will write and direct.

Billed as a locked-room murder mystery in space, Hadrian’s Wall follows a pill-popping detective sent to interview the crew of a distant survey ship, when his ex-wife’s new husband dies in suspicious circumstances amidst a broiling cold war between Earth and her distant colony.

The deal marks the first adaptation for creator Higgins, a New York Times #1 best-selling author and fan favorite, best-known for his work on DC Comics’ Batman line and the recent BOOM! Studios comic book crossover event, Power Rangers: Shattered Grid. Higgins also directed a live-action trailer for Shattered Grid that earned more than 12 million cross-platform views in the first two weeks of release.

Hadrian’s Wall is published by Image Comics and Glénat Editions, in conjunction with Omar Spahi and OSSM Comics.

Hadrian's Wall

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vol. 7 SC

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vol. 7 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo
Colorist: Walter Baiamonte
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Jamal Campbell
Price: $16.99

Lord Drakkon and his newly reformed army are crossing dimensions in order to execute an all-out attack on our reality! For the first time in comic book history, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will join forces with some of the most popular Power Rangers teams from across time and space to face the ultimate threat.

Writer Kyle Higgins (Nightwing) and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink) raise the stakes as Rangers from across realities band together to save the universe in this first installment of the critically acclaimed event, Shattered Grid.

Collects Mighty Morphin Power Rangers issues #25-28.

Preview: Winter Soldier #4 (of 5)

Winter Soldier #4 (of 5)

(W) Kyle Higgins (A/CA) Rod Reis
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

A face from the past returns at a pivotal time in RJ’s deprogramming. But is his return too good to be true? Or is Bucky just being paranoid? What lengths is he willing to go to keep RJ safe? An issue filled with shocking choices.

Winter Soldier #4 (of 5)

Review: Winter Soldier #3

Winter Soldier #4

A face from the past returns at a pivotal time in RJ’s deprogramming. But is his return too good to be true? Or is Bucky just being paranoid? What lengths is he willing to go to keep RJ safe? An issue filled with shocking choices.

Usually when one starts a comic series at issue #3, you can pick things up pretty easily. That’s still the case here, but with the added caveat that this is third of five issues (which I wasn’t aware of until I started reading). Needless to say, I haven’t read the first two issues.

But that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the comic.

A lot of what I needed to know was given to me from the recap page, and the rest through a wordy therapy session or two in the opening to the comic. It had the effect of bringing me up to speed without needlessly overburdening those who had read the other two issues with too much exposition.

The issue itself has a lot more emotional and psychological weight than physical threat level (though there is an interesting sequence in the comic, but more on that later) as Kyle Higgins digs into the damaged psyche of the Winter Soldier. Redemption stories have always been some of my favourite, and Higgins peels back a layer or two to make some revelations into Bucky’s mind; it’s nothing overly ground breaking or original, but it is teased out slowly and done very well (there’s a chance that it’s a much better reveal if you’ve read the first two issues).

The plot of the comic isn’t overly complex, and ties right into Bucky’s desire to give folks a new life after escaping from or moving on from a life of crime; it’s a concept that I really enjoy and hope that it’s expanded upon after this series (that it comes from Kyle Higgins doesn’t surprise me – his Image series C.O.W.L. also had a great central concept).

Rod Reis has an almost whimsical style in this issue; the art feels light, but easy to follow. There is a brilliant double page spread, although the effect was lost a little in the review copy I imagine it’ll be fantastic in print, and an action sequence that follows that’s also visually very impressive. You’ll be looking at those pages for sometime as you absorb the details.

Starting a five issue miniseries in the middle is never ideal, but with Winter Soldier #3 it is more than doable. This is a really fun and enjoyable comic with some not so subtle questions about the nature of redemption.

Story: Kyle Higgins Art: Rod Reis Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.4 Art: 8.3 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy (but maybe start with #1)

Preview: Winter Soldier #3 (of 5)

Winter Soldier #3 (of 5)

(W) Kyle Higgins (A/CA) Rod Reis
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Having pulled RJ out of HYDRA, Bucky begins diving into the mystery of the young killer’s past. Where does he come from? Who are his parents? How do you rehabilitate someone who’s only ever known death? You give him something new to live for.

Winter Soldier #3 (of 5)

Preview: Mysteries of Love in Space #1

Mysteries of Love in Space #1

(W) James Tynion IV, Saladin Ahmed, Cecil Castellucci, Kyle Higgins, Jeff Loveness, Others (A) Tom Grummett, Kyle Hotz, Elena Casagrande, Max Dunbar, Others (CA) Joelle Jones
In Shops: Jan 30, 2019
SRP: $9.99

Sometimes love can make you feel like you’re from another planet…but what if you actually were? Join Superman, The New Gods, Green Lantern, Starro, Hawkgirl and even the Teen Titans’ new sensation Crush for eight tales of romance that will whisk you to the moon and back!

Mysteries of Love in Space #1

Review: Winter Soldier #2

Winter Soldier #2

As Bucky works to help others find the redemption that he found, Hydra takes issue with his new initiative…and sends a young killer to rectify the situation. Introducing R.J., teenage assassin extraordinaire, who’s been sent to kill the man he’s been modeled after: the Winter Soldier.

In one of the more unexpected standouts from the end of of 2018, Winter Soldier #2 is already a standout in 2019 too.

Written by Kyle Higgins, this second issue picks right up from the first with Bucky facing his mystery assailant. But, Higgins doesn’t leave us hanging. Instead the issue teases just enough for us to learn about this new character, R.J., and so far so good.

The issue is full of brutal fights and an origin that keeps you intrigued. It’s a solid mix that someone sticks to modern comics’ decompression as well as old school storytelling of delivering a one-shot in some ways.

While we don’t know everything about R.J. or his handler what’s clear is that Higgins has flipped the script as well. Instead of sticking to the usual defeat/kill the enemy, he sticks to the theme of the series which is redemption. Winter Soldier is a different type of series in that way and that’s a good thing.

The art by Rod Reis with lettering by Clayton Cowles is fantastic. There’s an almost watercolor type quality to it but that also enhances both the brutality of the story and R.J.’s youth. This is an example of art style matching up perfectly with the story. Anything else and the tone and quality wouldn’t be near as good.

Winter Soldier is clearly a different type of superhero story. Yes, there’s the action we’d expect but it’s the actions at the end of the battle that seems to set it apart so far. The introduction of R.J. has set up something that’s potentially very interesting flipping the script on Bucky in many ways forcing him to become the teacher and completing his growth from a trained killer to something more. This is a series to keep your eye on in 2019.

Story: Kyle Higgins Art: Rod Reis Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Winter Soldier #1

He’s been so many things but now Bucky, aka the Winter Soldier, has found redemption and he’s helping others find it too. Writer Kyle Higgins, artist Rod Reis, and letterer Clayton Cowles kick off a whole new direction and adventure for the Winter Soldier.

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