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A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities Comes to Shops April 24

Limerence Press brings a brand new installment of the “Quick & Easy” series! If you loved the A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns, which topped a number of “Best of” lists last year. You’ll want to pick up Mady G and J.R. Zuckerberg’s YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens nominated and the Publishers Weekly star reviewed A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities, out April 24th! 

In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonists Mady G and J.R. Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBTQ+ world! Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples. A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys! 

A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities will be launching with a signing with Mady G and J.R. Zuckerberg at Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe, & Activist Center (172 Allen Street, New York) on April 24th from 7pm – 9:30pm.

A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities

Preview: Invader ZIM Volume 6

Invader ZIM Volume 6

(W) Eric Trueheart, Sarah Graley, Sam Logan
(A) Maddie C. and Mady G., Sarah Graley
(C) Fred C. Stresing, Sarah Stern
(CA) Maddie C. with Fred C. Stresing
Age Rating: All-Ages
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $19.99
Page Count: 128

Things are getting weird. Watch as everyone’s favorite green alien CONQUERS THE WORLD. Or, well, tries to. Often with pretty disastrous results! See ZIM connect with an alien neighbor he never knew he had! Laugh at ZIM’s sped-up antics as he attempts to control… THE TIME THINGY. And gaze in awe at the two-part story all about Poop Cola’s insidious new flavor, DARKPOOP. Featuring special guest illustrators Sarah Graley (OUR SUPER ADVENTURE, KIM REAPER) and Mady G, and featuring new series artist Maddie C.! Collects issues #26-30 of the Oni Press comic series.

Preview: Rick and Morty #36

Rick and Morty #36

Story: Kyle Starks, Josh Trujillo
Art: Marc Ellerby, Rii Abrego
Color: Sarah Stern
Letterer: CRank!
Editor: Ari Yarwood
Design: Hilary Thompson
Cover: (Cover A) Marc Ellerby with Allison Strejlau, (Cover B) Mady G
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

Kyle Starks and Marc Ellerby join forces to tell the story of Jerry’s very terrible, extremely bad, super sad day! Poor Jerry is having the worst of days—but it’s mostly his fault. How will he get bailed out this time? Plus: a new back-up comic story written by Josh Trujillo (Love is Love) and illustrated by Rii Abrego (Adventure Time)!

Review: Invader Zim #28

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Welcome back, Zim! We’ve missed ya and while it’s not a television revival, Oni Press clearly saw the potential in Invader Zim enough to bring him back into pop culture in comic book form.

And because of the episodic format of the comic, I don’t have anything recap to anyone which is honestly for the best really given save for the occasional two-parter, longer form storytelling wouldn’t exactly work for Invader Zim given you’d have to pad out the story for jokes and let’s face it, Zim isn’t known for serial storytelling. It can work for superhero books and others but I don’t think so for Zim. But how does this book hold up? Very well.

In Invader Zim #28, Zim has to retrieve some time device with a bendy straw that was last seen on a moon and given this is Invader Zim we’re talking about, the task is far from simple and pleasant. Writer Sam Logan really crafted a sadistically hilarious story where it wouldn’t feel out of place in the actual show. You have Zim discovering survivors underneath the moon and for whatever silly thing he wants from them that would take ages, he’d use some kind of bubble to shield himself from the effects of the time device, he’s fine but everyone else is visibly aged. That to me is how you get Zim down and it’s clear that writer Sam Logan understands the material and what makes him tick.

Zim is a jerk but he is a hilarious jerk you’re entertained by and this issue, screw it, the entire comic holds true to that. Much of the jokes land as I found myself laughing and chuckling at whatever abuse is given to Zim or how he treats others. I mean, he has Irken survivors build a chair for him to think and it took months while merely a few minutes for him. And most importantly, Logan does nail the voices of these characters hard. Everyone is in character and I can easily picture the voice actors from the show uttering these lines.

The art by Mady G is decent but I feel how Zim is drawn, his face looks too round, he doesn’t look very angular like in the cartoon. He looked kind of off model to me. I mean, Gir and the Almighty Tallests looked fine but somehow with Zim, he looked pretty off. But Mady G does succeed in assisting the timing of the jokes such as the panels where Zim falls down multiple times. And the colors by Fred C. Stresing are very well done, matching the show’s aesthetic. Maybe the colors could have been somewhat darker but it works.

If you’re a fan of Invader Zim already and new to this comic, this is not a bad issue to start with. If you’ve been enjoying this comic already, the quality is still strong. Check it out!

 

Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Invader ZIM #28

Invader ZIM #28

(W) Sam Logan
(A) Mady G
(C) Fred C. Stresing
(CA) Mady G with Fred C. Stresing (Cover A), Rian Sygh (Cover B)
Age Rating: All Ages
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

SOMEWHERE IN SPACE is an object so powerful, so deadly, so mysterious, that no one has ever laid claim to it! AND ZIM WANTS IT! But that’s before he realizes WHY this mysterious object is so hard to obtain—the closer you get to it, the more time slows down. But hey, ZIM’s carried out stupider quests without giving up, so… well, it should be entertaining, at least.

CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments Explores Illness, Both Mental and Physical

Launched on Kickstarter, CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments is a new comic anthology that explores illness, both mental and physical. The full color graphic novel features over 200 pages and 40 stories.

The graphic novel covers a wide range of topics from peanut allergies to losing an eye, from depression to epilepsy, what it takes to care for a sick person to the stigma of chronic illness.

The creative line-up is impressive:

COVER ART BY: Mark Wang

You can get a digital copy for as low as $12 and items range from your name in the back of the book to comissions.

The project is looking to raise $25,000 and ends on March 4th.

Check out some art from the graphic novel below.

Preview: Invader Zim #11

INVADER ZIM #11

(W/A) Sarah Andersen (@SarahCAndersen)
(C) Katy Farina (@Kate_Farina)
(CA) Sarah Andersen (Cover A), Mady G. (Cover B INCV, @MadyGComics)
Age Range: 8 and up
Genre:  Humor, Sci-fi
Price: $3.99
32 pages

A special one-shot written and illustrated by Sarah Andersen (Adulthood Is a Myth, Sarah’s Scribbles)! When GIR brings home a flea-ridden stray cat, ZIM is furious—until he finds out what the cat does to Dib. Dib’s sneezing and covered in hives—could the magical powers of this “cat” be harnessed and turned against all of mankind? Could the earth FINALLY be ZIM’s?

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Preview: Rick and Morty #15

RICK AND MORTY #15

(W/A) Tom Fowler (@tomfowlerbug)
(C) Ryan Hill (@josephryanhill)
(CA) Cover A: CJ Cannon (@_moobmaster), Cover B INCV: Tony Fleecs (@TonyFleecs), Exceed Exclusives variant: Mady G. (@MadyGComics)
Age Range: 15 and up
Genre: Humor, Sci-fi
Price: $3.99
32 pages

After being goaded into an argument with Jerry about the ‘noble nature’ of sport, Rick takes Jerry and Morty to the biggest game in the Galaxy, where parents bet on their children as they fight to the death in a giant murdertorium! And Morty gets a front row seat!

Will Rick save Morty in time to prevent him competing? Will Jerry manage to elude the space mob? Will Morty find love in the bowels of the arena before it’s too late?

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Preview: Rick and Morty #14

RICK AND MORTY #14

(W) Tom Fowler
(A/CA) CJ Cannon
(C) Ryan Hill
Retailer incentive alternate cover illustrated by Savanna Ganucheau
Exceed Exclusives variant cover illustrated by Mady G.
Age Range: 15 and up
Genre: Sci-fi, Humor
Price: $3.99

Having survived their adventures fending off alien invasions in “head-space,” Rick and Morty finally return home just in time for the beginning of the same freakin’ alien invasion.

Can Rick and Morty stave off this newest, samest invasion? What awful decisions will they be forced to make? How long will this new galactic empire last? (Maybe 80 years? More? Probably somewhere in there.)

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Preview: Rick and Morty #13

RICK AND MORTY #13

(W) Tom Fowler
(A/CA) CJ Cannon with Ryan Hill
Retailer incentive alternate cover illustrated by KC Green and Anthony Clark
Exceed Exclusives variant cover illustrated by Mady G.
Age Range: 15 and up
Genre: Comedy
Price: $3.99

Rick and Morty are stuck inside the severed head of another dimension’s Morty, and things are getting… weird. They still have a narrow chance of saving their own dimension from alien invasion… but only if Morty can get the science right!

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