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Preview: Lucy Dreaming SC

Lucy Dreaming SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Letterers: Colin Bell & Ed Dukeshire
Price: $19.99

Max Bemis (Moon Knight writer and lead singer of Say Anything) and Michael Dialynas (The Woods) present a vibrant coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams—literally.

In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. But as fantastic as these “dreams” are, they carry the same life-and-death stakes as the waking world, and it’s up to Lucy to uncover the truth behind her multiversal travels.

Collects the complete limited series.

Lucy Dreaming SC

Preview: Lucy Dreaming #5 (of 5)

Lucy Dreaming #5 (of 5)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

When Lucy ripped a hole back to the waking world, she brought all of her villains with her. Even with everything she’s learned across her dreams, Lucy may not be enough to stop them. Not alone.

Preview: Lucy Dreaming #4

Lucy Dreaming #4

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

Lucy and Welsey work together to tear a hole in the dream world into actual reality, despite the very real disasters it could cause!

Preview: Lucy Dreaming #3 (of 5)

Lucy Dreaming #3 (of 5)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Letterer: Colin Bell
Price: $3.99

Lucy learns that she may not be alone in her dream landscapes.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Joe

Top Picks: Daredevil #601 (Marvel) – The Mayor Fisk arc has been wonderful, and with the twist from last issue I am waiting what this one will bring. This is turning into one of the best runs on Daredevil I have read in years, and Soule and Garney keep rolling!

Infinity Countdown #2 (Marvel) – The Adam Warlock issue and the first issue of this event that is leading to another event (but don’t call it an event!) was filled with great set up. I am more than excited that Logan is back, and the characters they chose to have the infinity stones is very interesting and should lead to some great fun.

The Avengers #689 (Marvel) – Every week this comic delivers classic Avengers action while jugging many team members and creators, and I can not recommend it enough.

Action Comics #1000 (DC) – A landmark moment for comics, superheroes, and the one to spawn generation after generation of heroes. This is the guy who made it cool to wear the underwear on the outside (wait that’s not cool?). One thousand issues is insane!

The Black Monday Murders Vol. 2 (Image Comics) –  I love this creepy detective occult series and this volume is just as wild as the first. Hickman is one of the best writers around today, so do not miss this!

 

Shay

Fight Club 2 TP (Dark Horse) – I am fangirling pretty hard for this soft cover version of my signed never taken off the shelf hard cover copy. Finally a copy that can come with me and an excuse to reread it.

Harley Quinn #42 (DC Comics) – I’ve been warming to the new team behind Harley and I am a sucker for seeing what the future holds my favorite villain.

John Wick #2 (Dynamite Entertainment) – More of the John Wick origin story and it should keep me going until the 3rs installment comes out next year.

Kick-Ass #3 (Image Comics) – Patience Lee is taking names and kicking ass so obviously I am all the way here for it.

Runaways TP Vol. 10 (Marvel) – Teens being teens and trying to save the world the way teens would.

Calexit #1 (4th Printing) (Black Mask Studios) – Because it is the start of an amazing series!

 

Brett

Top Pick: Fence #5 (BOOM! Studios) – BOOM! has been killing it with sports series that bring the popular manga genre to the west and this series is one of the best out there. Great characters, interaction, and stories.

Lucy Dreaming #2 (BOOM! Studios) – A fun start that seems to blend the magical girl genre with sci-fi.

Mister Miracle #8 (DC Comics) – One of the most intriguing comics out today. The second half of this series has me excited to see where it all goes and what the creative team has in store. A brilliant maxi-series and will absolutely be on many best of lists.

James Bond: The Body #4 (Dynamite Entertainment) – An intriguing series that has explored Bond in a new way and really breaking down the character in various aspects. A must for any Bond fan.

Transformers: Optimus Prime #17/Transformers: Optimus Prime #18/Transformers: Lost Light #17 (IDW Publishing) – Any week with Transformers comics I’m happy, but three in one week makes me beyond excited. So much more than meets the eye.

Preview: Lucy Dreaming #2 (of 5)

Lucy Dreaming #2 (of 5)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Letterer: Colin Bell
Price: $3.99

Lucy dreams herself into the world of the dystopian novel that’s currently all the rage at her school—but instead of being the hero, she’s the villain of this particular story.

Around the Tubes

We’re recovering from Awesome Con and there’s some cool things coming out of that. Before we get there, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

KFDA – Superheroes and psychology: A look into the minds of popular characters – Interesting read and sounds like a cool exhibit.

Newsarama – Dark Horse Making Key Titles Fully Returnable for Retailers – Hoping this helps.

DC – DC Announces Line-Wide Trunks Initiative – Well played.

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Daredevil #600

Talking Comics – Lucy Dreaming #1

Valdosta Daily Times – Thanos: The God Quarry

 

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you want for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

WGLT News – Scholar Believes Graphic Novels, Comic Books Are Powerful Educational Tools – They are…

Newsarama – Mark Millar Won’t Work for Marvel or DC ‘Ever Again’ – Until he does.

Newsarama – Black Mask Re-Assessing Late Books, With 12 Reasons to Die & Others Going On Hiatus – Didn’t they do this before?

Publishers Weekly – Hillary Chute, Ed Park Named ‘NYT’ Graphic Novel Columnists – Congrats and good luck.

 

Reviews

Comic Attack – Analog #1

Comic Attack – Lucy Dreaming #1

Review: Lucy Dreaming #1

A sweeping, coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams, literally. In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. These journeys will teach her more about herself and the real world around her than she ever expected!

The magical girl trope is one that has been spreading throughout comicdom for years now delivering some excellent series and becoming a genre by itself. So, it’s surprising when you get a new entry into the genre that impresses and has something new. Lucy Dreaming is both.

Lucy Dreaming #1 by writer Max Bemis with art by Michael Dialynas and lettering by Colin Bell is the newest entry and published by BOOM! Studios which has firmly planted its flag as a publisher of comics aimed towards tweens and in that genre orbit. They seem to have another (cult) hit on their hands with this one as it takes the “magical” aspect and puts a sci-fi spin on it all.

We’re introduced to Lucy, a young girl who’s in her early teens and while not quite an outcast, one that would rather have her head in a book than interacting with those around her. She lives in fantasy though isn’t consumed by it. It’s clear from what she says about her world that she’s quite grounded in it all. One day her eyes change color and things get all weird as her dreams become more like reality and in this case one that looks a hell of a lot like a certain popular science fiction franchise.

Bemis continues to explore perception and reality in this comic series (something he’s done more than once in previous ones and a theme he seems to enjoy). And he does it all with a wink, nod, and some humor. That humor and twists as Lucy “takes control” of her dream left me smiling and chuckling out loud a bit as Bemis needles that popular franchise mentioned above.

Lucy Dreaming‘s first issue is all set up with little explanation but it’s done so in a way that’s fun, quirky, and relatable. We get Lucy and understand where she’s coming from for the most part. I can’t say if Bemis nails the “voice” of a tween girl but what he presents is fun and doesn’t feel like it’s off in that department. It’s this dream world that’s the mystery and one we’ll quickly learn about in the second issue judging by the end.

The art style by Dialynas is fun and fits a lot of the other series BOOM! has been putting out. For so many numerous indie comics, they certainly have a style about them and that’s not a bad thing as it’s an art style I enjoy. The designs are interesting and unique but also bring a familiarity about them all that includes the dream and real world. There’s also some nice framing of scenes as we are introduced into Lucy’s world with the background adding in the details of it all.

The lettering stands out as well as a lot of the introduction of the series is done in a “journal” like way. It’s a lot of text and there’s something about it that blends that internal monologue with captions. It clicks in a weird way and different lettering wouldn’t have pulled it off.

I don’t know what I was expecting with this comic series but I want more. BOOM! has another fun one on their hands that hopefully becomes an ongoing based on the first issue. There’s so much potential here and a voice about it all that’s fun and entertaining, exactly what comics should be.

Story: Max Bemis Art: Michael Dialynas
Letterer: Colin Bell Cover Art: Michael Dialynas
Story: 9.0 Art: 8.75 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Lucy Dreaming #1 (of 5)

Lucy Dreaming #1 (of 5)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Letterer: Colin Bell
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Price: $3.99

Max Bemis (Moon Knight writer and lead singer of Say Anything) and Michael Dialynas (The Woods) present a sweeping, coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams—literally.

In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. These journeys will teach her more about herself and the real world around her than she ever expected.

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