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Preview: Breathless #4

BREATHLESS #4

Written by: Pat Shand
Illustrated by: Renzo Rodriguez
Colored by: Mara Jayne Carpenter
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
$3.99 | full color | mature
IN STORES 9/5

The final issue of the healthcare horror epic is here! What if you could face the humans behind the companies that profit off of your suffering? Scout Turner has been on the run from Kenilworth Pharmaceuticals, knowing that the second she stops running… she dies. Now, at the end of the road, Scout takes the fight to them.

Preview: Breathless #2

Breathless #2

Written by: Pat Shand
Illustrated by: Renzo Rodriguez
Colors by: Mara Jayne Carpenter
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
$3.99 | full color | mature

The healthcare horror story continues with a medical massacre, an old (and yet still adorable) dog, an old (and not quite adorable) lady, a succubus that loves to eat dogs (uh-oh), and a pair of gal pals on the run from the evil clutches of big pharma. Pat Shand and Renzo Rodriguez take the energy up to a new level when underpaid cryptozoologist Scout Turner, armed with the cure for asthma that she pulled out of the ribcage of a monster, takes aim at the corporations that have turned her pain into a commodity. Also, there are donuts.

Preview: Jupiter Jet #5

JUPITER JET #5

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Lineart), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors), Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Cover A) Art Baltazar (Cover B)
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

The battle for Olympic Heights ends here! Jupiter Jet faces off with Praetor Pluto in the skies and the fate of her family hangs in the balance! Can Jupiter Jet survive a battle against Praetor Pluto’s robot army? What is Pluto’s master plan? And a shocking conclusion that will change everything in Jupiter Jet’s world.

Preview: Jupiter Jet #4

JUPITER JET #4

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Line art), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors) Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Cover A)
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Her brother captured, her home burned, things are looking bad for Jupiter Jet – and she only has one choice. Break into police headquarters and face Praetor Pluto! Plus in part 4 of the ORIGIN OF THE JETPACK backup, Jupiter Jet’s father makes a choice that will change everything in Olympic Heights.

Preview: Jupiter Jet #3

JUPITER JET #3

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Lineart), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors) Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Cover A)
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Praetor Pluto has found the Flying Girl. Will the new upgrades to Jupiter Jet’s jetpack allow her to escape? Danger! Family! And Cats! This issue has it all. Plus, part three of The Origin of The Jetpack backup with art by Jorge Corona (The Flash and We Are Robin).

Preview: Jupiter Jet #2

JUPITER JET #2

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Lineart), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors), Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Cover A), Jenn St-Onge (Cover B)
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Teenage hero Jupiter Jet must push her jetpack to the limit in order to outrun the villainous Praetor Pluto who is hot on her heels! But will a new invention built by her brother Chuck help Jupiter Jet’s mission or harm it?

Review: Jupiter Jet #1

Jupiter Jet Action Lab #1In the grand tradition of strong female characters, Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson takes to the skies in a Robin Hood tale with a science fiction twist. Jupiter Jet #1 in a steampunk-y version of the 1940s. Jacky and her brother Chuck are struggling to keep their parents’ auto repair shop open despite financial woes (and the fact that they are children with no adult supervision). While the two use their smarts and Jacky’s jetpack to watch out for their neighbors and redistribute wealth, their do-good attitude has left little time or money to take care of themselves. The threat of leaving the city for a rural life with their Aunt and Uncle looms large over them, until said Uncle shows up and offers his farm for collateral against the shop.

The first issue leaves plenty of open-ended questions: what are the mysterious power sources Chuck and Jacky keep discovering? Who were the Johnson parents? And who are the figures lurking in the shadows? But it also builds a strong platform on which to answer those questions.

The writing from Jason Inman and Ashley Victoria Robinson is charming without being shallow. Of particular interest is how Chuck managed to turn what could have been a restrictive wardrobe into the female equivalent of Batman’s Utility Belt. Before the book is over, Inman and Robinson manage to squeeze in a little taste of what’s coming up, and I was delighted to see that space travel isn’t far off for our teenaged heroine.

Ben Matsuya, Mara Jayne Carpenter, and Taylor Esposito create the perfect aesthetic for this innovative world. Jacky soars through the sky with grace, but once she hits the ground she can’t manage to walk in a straight line without tripping. The movement comes off as a character trait, however, rather than a gag. Instead of seeming like a teenage girl cliché, it shows why Jacky might prefer the clouds.

Story: Jason Inman and Ashley Victoria Robinson Line Art: Ben Matsuya
Colors: Mara Jayne Carpenter Letters: Taylor Esposito
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Action Lab Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Jupiter Jet #1

JUPITER JET #1

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Line art), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors), Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Covers A & B), Jonboy Meyers (Cover C)
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

SERIES LAUNCH! Sixteen-year-old Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson rides the sky on an experimental jetpack and she does what any other teenage girl would do. Steal from the rich and give to the poor! But, when she steals a mysterious object from the wrong people, can she survive the robots and ray guns they send after her?

Jupiter Jet #1: The beginning of an exciting coming-of-age superhero origin

Following the death of her father 16-year-old Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson inherits a jetpack with a mysterious power source. Together with her brother, Chuck, and their cat she must protect her home from a threat that may – or may not – be from this Earth! Jupiter Jet #1 debuts this December from writers Jason Inman and Ashley Victoria Robinson featuring art by Ben Matsuya, colors by Mara Jayne Carpenter, lettering by Taylor Esposito, and covers by Matsuya and Jonboy Meyers.

JUPITER JET features a strong female lead, a found family and it’s more than just a simple superhero origin. Readers will go on a hero’s origin with Jacky as she realizes her destiny as Jupiter Jet and the world that she knows isn’t anything like it seems. This book has a sci-fi twist that no one will see coming! It’s got the trappings of a throwback period piece with its gaze to the future.

Look for Jupiter Jet #1 in comic book stores on December 6, 2017.

Review: Jade Street Protection Services #2

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The next installment of your new favorite angry magical girl series follows our gang of teen delinquents as they realize they’ve had absolutely no preparation to live in the real world. Blindsided by their betrayal by Matsdotter Academy and stranded in unbelievable new circumstances, the girls discover the depths of corruption reach even the little shops on Jade Street. Story creators Katy Rex and Fabian Lelay explore the rad and insurrectionary world of Jade Street Protection Services helped by the talents of colorist Mara Jayne Carpenter, letterer Taylor Esposito, and cover artists Annie Wu and Kiki Jenkins. How can you change the world when you can’t tell what’s wrong with it?

Tranquil looking Jade Street seems to be more than it appears on the surface in this second issue. Yet there is a shift from the previous issue I think as it expands and changes how the main characters see the world. This shift works well for the series overall since it allows them to deepen the plot and the characters. The issue focuses on both and expands each nicely.

The art continues to flow well like the previous issue. The setting is more focused and reduced to the Jade Street and Magpies’ apartment. That helps to showcase how the normal world reacts to the introduction of magic in a combination of art and story.

Story: Fabian Lelay, Katy Rex Art: Fabian Lelay
Story: 8.5  Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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