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Preview: Rick and Morty #46

Rick and Morty #46

(W) Kyle Starks, Karla Pacheco (A) CJ Cannon, Marc Ellerby
(C) Sarah Stern
(CA) Cover A: Sarah Stern with Marc Ellerby, Cover B: Jude Vigants
Age Rating: Teen, 15+ — Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99 — Page Count: 32

Rick and Morty go to a theme park filled with robots that look like for real people, and exist to fulfill all your carnal and/or lusty needs. Like that show, you know? With the robot theme park. But with Rick and Morty. You get it, right?

Rick and Morty #46

Preview: Mars Attacks #4

Mars Attacks #4

writer: Kyle Starks
artist: Chris Schweizer
covers: Kyle Smart (A), Ruairí Coleman (B), Eoin Marron (C), Robert Hack (D), Chris Schweizer (E-Sub)
Kyle Smart (RI-Virg), Ruairí Coleman (RI-B/W), Robert Hack (RI-Virg), Chris Schweizer (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Running from a bunch of wild Martians with nothing better to do than leave you a smoking pile of ash and having a good laugh about it will leave a man in need of some rest. When Spencer and the Major find a place to lay low for a while, they encounter a threat of a non-spaceman variety and things are going to get real tense!

Mars Attacks #4

Review: Mars Attacks #3

Mars Attacks #3

The Carbutt boys continue their trek to safety, this time with the help of the U.S. military, who plan on swatting the Martians like flies…until they see how big the Martian flies are, and, oh boy, there is gonna be a whole mess of trouble!

I’ve never been much of a fan, or in to, Mars Attacks. I saw the film and read a comic here and there, and was tempted to get into the miniature game. But, as a property the campiness didn’t really appeal to me. So, when Dynamite Entertainment launched a new series, I skipped it as I just didn’t have an interest. After reading Mars Attacks #3, I now need to go back and read the first two issues. I’ve made a mistake.

Writer Kyle Starks delivers the goofy adventure I expected in some ways. The martians attack as the U.S. Military and Carbutt boys head to safety. And, they do so with giant bugs, the iconic rayguns, and a bit of gory humor. What’s unexpected is Starks’ focus on the Carbutt boys, a father and son, and the issue’s focus on their relationship. In the apocalypse, the two have it out in their own way about a father’s hope for their child and the child’s reaction to that.

In the midst of all of the chaos, the gore, the destruction, Mars Attacks #3 has heart.

As a fairly new father myself, I may be a bit sappy but the issue nails it in some ways with that interaction. The insanity is the backdrop, the human connections are the real focus. And due to that, the issue shines. This isn’t what I expected and by focusing on the relationships, it’s so much more than what has come before.

The art by Chris Schweizer with help on colors by Liz Trice Schweizer is an interesting style which I’m not quite sure ow to describe. The designs you’ll like or dislike, I personally liek it, but it’s the focus of each panel that’s interesting. The chaos isn’t front and center and instead often the background for what the real focus is. There’s some over the top death but it’s done in a way that’s not exploitative and gore porn delivering a bit of humor to it all.

There’s times to admit when you’re wrong about a series and this is one for me. Mars Attacks #3 has me hooked to go back and check out the previous two issues to see what I’ve been missing. This is an issue that’s easy to pick up for new readers and its focus is something we can relate to. The team has delivered an issue that’s not the over the top destruction that’s expected but instead a focus on family. It’s what I look for in a series, something focused on the characters within as well as the action and this delivers the combination perfectly with a solid dose of humor.

Story: Kyle Starks Art: Chris Schweizer Color: Liz Trice Schweizer
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.45 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Mars Attacks #3

Mars Attacks #3

writer: Kyle Starks
artist: Chris Schweizer
covers: Francesco Francavilla (A), Ruairí Coleman (B), Eoin Marron (C), Robert Hack (D), Chris Schweizer (E-Sub)
Francesco Francavilla (RI-Virg), Ruairí Coleman (RI-B/W), Robert Hack (RI-Virg), Chris Schweizer (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

The Carbutt boys continue their trek to safety, this time with the help of the U.S. military, who plan on swatting the Martians like flies…until they see how big the Martian flies are, and, oh boy, there is gonna be a whole mess of trouble!

Mars Attacks #3

Preview: Rick and Morty #45

Rick and Morty #45

(W) Kyle Starks, Tini Howard,
(A), Marc Ellerby and Jarrett Williams, (C) Sarah Stern,
(CA) A: Marc Ellerby with Sarah Stern, B: James Harvey
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor—Price: $3.99—Page Count: 32

Did you ever wonder “man, I wonder what happened on that Cronenberg dimension?” The one where Rick and Morty turned everyone into Cronenbergs and then Jerry and Summer and Beth like survived a terrible body-horror apocalypse? Did you wonder that? You did? Bruh, this is the issue for you then.

Erica Henderson and Kyle Starks Tag Team an Action-Packed Sidesplitter in Assassin Nation

Two-time Eisner Award winner Erica Henderson and Eisner-nominated writer Kyle Starks team up for the gut-busting, mega-violent action-comedy Assassin Nation this March from Image Comics and Skybound.

The World’s (Former) Greatest Hitman has a hit out on him. What to do? Why, hire the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards, of course. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers will have to work together to keep the new crime boss safe, figure out who’s trying to off him, and also… survive. 

Assassin Nation #1 (Diamond code: JAN190122) will be available on Wednesday, March 13th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, February 18th.

Preview: Rick and Morty Volume 8

Rick and Morty Volume 8

(W) Kyle Starks, Tini Howard, Josh Trujillo, (A), Marc Ellerby, Katy Farina, Rii Abrego, (C) Sarah Stern, Rian Sygh, (CA) Marc Ellerby
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor—Price: $19.99—Page Count: 128

Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius scientist Rick Sanchez as he drags his inherently timid grandson Morty Smith on dangerous adventures across the universe! This volume features Eisner-nominated writer Kyle Starks (Sexcastle) and series artist Marc Ellerby in collaboration with all-star talent like Tini Howard (Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It), Josh Trujillo (Love is Love), Rii Abrego (Adventure Time), and Sarah Stern (Zodiac Starforce).

Witness the sheer depths of sadness in “A Jerry Bad Day”! Glory in the gothic vampire-killing madness of “Let the Rick One In”! See Rick turn into a bunch of different objects (it’s not just pickles anymore, bro!) in “Battle Rickale”! All that and more in this collection of Rick and Morty™ comics! Collects issues #36-40.

Preview: Rick and Morty #44

Rick and Morty #44

(W) Kyle Starks, Tini Howard, (A) Marc Ellerby, Jarrett Williams (C) Sarah Stern, (CA) A: Marc Ellerby with Sarah Stern, B: Julia Scott
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor —Price: $3.99—Page Count: 32

Haven’t you been wondering how Rick met The Vindicators? Would you be surprised if I told you it was a super-duper mess? Well, guess what… it was! Check it out, in this origin story from writer Kyle Starks, with art by Marc Ellerby and Sarah Stern! This issue features a back-up by Tini Howard, with art by Jarrett Williams and Sarah Stern.

Preview: Mars Attacks #2

Mars Attacks #2

writer: Kyle Starks
artist: Chris Schweizer
covers: Erica Henderson (A), Ruairí Coleman (B), Eoin Marron (C), Robert Hack (D), Chris Schweizer (E-Sub)
Erica Henderson (RI-Virgin), Ruairí Coleman (RI-B/W), Robert Hack (RI-Virg), Chris Schweizer (RI-BW)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

After a bunch of Martians come along and ruin everyone’s day (and planet), Spencer and the Major find themselves a bunch of second amendment lovin’ boys who ain’t afraid of no space men! But maybe safety isn’t as guaranteed as one would like when flying saucers and laser pistols are involved…?

Preview: Rick and Morty #43

Rick and Morty #43

(W) Kyle Starks, Tini Howard
(A) Sabrina Mati with Juan Meza-Leon and Jarrett Williams
(C) Sarah Stern
(CA) A: Marc Ellerby with Sarah Stern, B: Sabrina Mati with Sarah Stern
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

In this very special issue of Rick and Morty, we meet the family’s newest additions: Dick and Farty! Can Rick cope with a Jersey Shore version of himself? Will Morty make out with himself yet again? You gotta read this rad issue drawn by Rick and Morty TV show artist Sabrina Mati and Juan Meza-Leon to find out, dawg! Plus: more adventures in the public domain with Tini Howard and Jarrett Williams!

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