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Preview: Hero Cats of Stellar City: Season Finale (Volume 7)

HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY: SEASON FINALE (VOLUME 7)

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Andy Duggan
Cover Artist(s): Andy Duggan
Inks: Brandon Page & Andy Duggan
Colors: Sigi Ironmonger, Meg Daunting, Daniel Hooker
Letters: George Gant
96 pgs./ E / FC
$11.99

Winter arrives in Stellar City! Can Ace and his Hero Cats survive the cold? Season One concludes, and just wait till you see how this one ends!

Preview: Hero Cats of Stellar City #21

HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY #21

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer & Keek Stewart
Artist Name(s): Andy Duggan
Cover: Anna Puttkammer
Inks: Andy Duggan
Colors: Meg Daunting, Daniel Hooker
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Season Finale! “Warm Hearts on a Cold Day.” In the end, will love conquer all? Find out as the Hero Cats go on one last adventure before taking a well deserved cat nap (but they’ll be back). Ace, Cassie, Belle, Midnight, Rocket and Rocco bring it all home!

Preview: Hero Cats of Stellar City: Year One Hardcover

HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY: YEAR ONE HARDCOVER

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams
Cover Artist(s): Marcus Williams
Inks: Ryan Sellers
Colors: Omaka Schultz
Letters: Briana Higgins
192 pgs./ E / FC
$19.99

The Hero Cats of Stellar City save the world! Meet Ace, Belle, Cassie, Midnight, Rocket & Rocco. This special hardcover edition collects the first six issues and is perfect for any library.

Preview: Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City Volume 2 TPB

Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City Volume 2 TPB

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Alex Ogle (inks, letters)
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ogle
96 pgs./ E / FC
$11.99

Midnight’s past may be troubled, but his future looks even darker. After a prison break at the Taurus County Jail, chaos erupts on the streets of Stellar City. Now Midnight and his fellow Hero Cats must stop Dr. Ross Rex and his relentless quest for power.

Hero Cats Year 1 Hardcover: Make way for the cutest heroes on the planet!

Move over, Avengers and Justice League! The cutest heroes on the planet have arrived. This hardcover is a great way to share the Hero Cats of Stellar City at a low price! Hero Cats of Stellar City is written Kyle Puttkammer, with art by Marcus Williams, inks by Ryan Sellers, colors by Omaka Schultz, and letters by Briana Higgins. 192 pages for just $19.99!

Whether you are a lifelong fan of comics or a first time reader, this book is for you! When it comes to charm and originality, few all ages comics can touch Hero Cats of Stellar City. Billions of people love cats! Now they have the Hero Cats to cheer for.

Welcome Ace, Cassie, Belle, Midnight, Rocket & Rocco into your home and they’ll love you forever.

 

Hero Cats of Stellar City: Year One Hardcover will be available in a comic book store near you on December 6, 2017.

Review: Hero Cats Of Skyworld (Issues 16-18)

The concept behind Hero Cats is relatively simple: it’s cats, but in a fantasy setting. They’re heroic–putting their lives on the line for human and feline companions alike. The latest issues expand the Hero Cats world from Stellar City to a brand new, mysterious planet; the titual “Skyworld” which, as it turns out, exists at the core of Jupiter.

Hero Cats is firmly in the middle of the road, quality-wise. The book is an easy introduction to comics for younger readers without over-simplifying. While the main cast leans on archetypes to fill in a classic fantasy quest party, the character development is engaging and exciting. Combine that with a plot just shy of formulaic and the book remains fun without becoming remarkable.

Writer Kyle Puttkammer makes up for stock character design with interesting relationships between cats, humans, and the supernatural realm of creatures. Lead Hero Cat Bandit is out of his element, and must navigate a literal new world of challenges in order to save both Sky World and his home Stellar City from annihilation. Puttkammer skips over chunks of time that may, in a book for older readers, be spent on “side quest” type stories or more complex character studies. For simplicity’s sake, though, when the solution to a Hero Cat problem is discovered, it is often executed off-screen. A perfect example is Maddie, the kitten haunted by angels and demons alike, who learns to control these supernatural voices in between issues.

Another element that keeps Hero Cats from landing completely in a “skip” pile is Omaka Schultz’s art work, particularly with the cats themselves. They are illustrated in such a way that blends both realistically feline and supernaturally powerful movements. Battle scenes practically jump off the page. For comic book vets, this is par for the course. The illustration style overall is remniscent of webcomics like Looking For Group—there is something sterile or digital about the art that makes it an easy “in” for new readers.

Overall, Hero Cats is a fun romp in a simple universe that can sometimes read like a marketing ploy. Each planet in the solar system is ostensibly protected by a different team of Hero Cats. Each trade reveals a different “realm”—one for each planet of the solar system. The formulaic format does, however, make it an easy comic to pick up from almost anywhere.

Story: Kyle Puttkammer Artist: Omaka Schultz Colorist: Julie Barclay
Story: 5.0 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Read (for kids), otherwise skip

Action Lab comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

Preview: Hero Cats of Stellar City #19

HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY #19

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Andy Duggan
Cover Artist(s): Andy Duggan
Inks: Brandon Page
Colors: Sigi Ironmonger
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

“Winter is here.”

Preview: Hero Cats of Skyworld TPB

HERO CATS OF SKYWORLD TPB (COLLECTS HERO CATS #16-18)

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Omaka Schultz
Cover Artist(s): Omaka and Schultz (Inks), Julie Barclay (Colors), George Gant (Letters)
96 pgs./ E / FC
$11.99

Bandit of Earth meets the Hero Cats of Skyworld for the first time! A perfect place for new readers to discover the exciting and dangerous realm ruled by Corvus the Crow King.

Preview: Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City Volume 2 #3

Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City Volume 2 #3

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Alex Ogle (Inks, letters)
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ogle
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

A time for WAR! Can Midnight and the Hero Cats survive Dr. Ross Rex’s all-out assault on Stone City?

Preview: Hero Cats of Skyworld Pt. 3 (Hero Cats #18)

HERO CATS OF SKYWORLD PT. 3 (HERO CATS #18)

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Omaka Schultz (inks), Julie Barclay (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Omaka Schultz
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Bandit and the Hero Cats of Skyworld are in for the fight of their lives as they confront the Crow King and his wretched warriors. It’s time to storm the castle in this all-out action-packed issue.

3-part story covers connect to form a huge poster!

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