Written by CULLEN BUNN Art by RAMÓN F. BACHS Cover A by DAVE JOHNSON Cover B by VIKTOR KALVACHEV Cover C by MARC LAMING Pre-Order Edition Cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN Blank Cover Also Available $3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 30th
How many lives must the lethal assassin Roku take in her first series?
Killing her way around the globe, the deadly weapon called Roku will face a challenge she can’t simply execute.
writer: Jeff Parker artist: Dean Kotz covers: Dave Johnson (A), Marc Laming (B), Ramon Villalobos (C), Ben Caldwell (D) Ramon Villalobos (RI-Virgin), Ben Caldwell (RI-Virgin), Dave Johnson (RI-Virgin), Marc Laming (RI-Virgin) FC | 32 pages | Science Fiction | $3.99 | Teen+
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The hero returns! John Carter reunites with his Barsoom allies…just as MARS ATTACKS! Can John, Tars Tarkas, Woola and more defend the world they love, or will this Mars fall? By JEFF PARKER (Aquaman, Future Quest) and DEAN KOTZ (Dungeons & Dragons)!
New York Times bestselling writer Cullen Bunn and stunning artist Ramón F. Bachs unleash Roku, Valiant’s villainous redhead! Former MI6 operative turned contract killer, Roku’s new mission will test her in ways she never expected!
Roku is a thrilling, four-issue limited series launching from Valiant at comic book shops everywhere on October 30, 2019, featuring colors by Stéphane Paitreau, letters by Dave Sharpe, and covers by Viktor Kalvachev, Dave Johnson, Marc Laming, and Howard Chaykin.
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While we think of Star Wars mainly in its battles between Rebels and the Empire, it’s so much more. The world features so many genres within and some are used more than others. Star Wars: Target Vader #1 shifts from the space opera to more of a crime story focus.
Written by Robbie Thompson, Star Wars: Target Vader #1 has Vader and Palpatine attempting to stamp out a crime syndicate running guns for the Rebels. Business is good though, and the crime syndicate has a mission too. Hire bounty hunters to take out Vader first.
Thompson delivers the first issue as a complete set up of what’s to come. That includes a trope-filled part where we’re introduced to our bounty hunters. You can imagine the movie screen pausing as the bounty hunter’s name pops up and a voice, or lettering, takes you through what they’re known for. That all helps create a different pace than we’d normally expect for a Star Wars story. The beats feel more like a heist story than what we’ve seen in the past.
The personalities make the comic interesting. While the excitement is a bit muted, we get a taste of just how dysfunctional this group will be. It gets you interested in what’s to come.
The art by Marc Laming and Cris Bolson (and a load of colorists) is pretty solid. There’s a nice shift from the normal humans as far as characters and the bounty hunters are varied in style and look. It helps create a ragtag bunch. What’s also nice is there’s enough design at times that characters are familiar. An example is a Jedi hunting droid who will remind you of a past character. Even with similar attributes the character is unique. But, due to the familiarity there’s a built up expectation as far as what the character will be like.
While the issue doesn’t totally excite, it’s more than enough to get you to come back. There’s something fun about Target Vader. It has a style and voice that feels different than what we’ve seen so many times before. It delivers a new reading experience for an established franchise. This is one to check out for Star Wars fans or just comic readers.
Story: Robbie Thompson Art: Marc Laming, Cris Bolson Color: Neeraj Menon, Jordan Boyd, Andres Mossa, Federico Blee, Erick Arciniega Letters: Clayton Cowles Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy
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(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Marc Laming (CA) Nic Klein Rated T In Shops: Jul 03, 2019 SRP: $3.99
THE HUNTER! DARTH VADER is on the hunt for a mysterious criminal syndicate operating outside of THE EMPIRE’s rule. But little does he know he’s being hunted by a group of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters, hired by the syndicate to take out Vader once and for all. Led by fallen Imperial Officer BEILERT VALANCE, this ragtag group of assassins will stop at nothing to kill the biggest bounty of their lives.
Have you wondered about Han Solo’s time at the Imperial Academy? Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet fills in some of that mystery diving in to his time training. The trade collects Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #1-5 and Star Wars: Beckett.
Story: Robbie Thompson, Gerry Duggan Art: Leonard Kirk, Edgar Salazar, Marc Laming, Will Sliney Ink: Leonard Kirk, Daniele Orlandini, Cory Hamscher Color: Arif Prianto, Jordan Boyd Letterer: Joe Caramagna, Travis Lanham
Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores on May 15! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.
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Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman Artist: Gabriel Hardman, Marc Laming, Damian Couceiro Colorist: Jordie Bellaire, Darrin Moore, Matthew Wilson Letterer: Ed Duekshire Cover Artist: Phil Noto Price: $39.99
Twenty years before a man named Taylor fell from the stars…
Ape society is in flux. The rigid caste system is breaking down. When an Ape general named Aleron discovers that the Lawgiver’s most sacred commandment—Ape Does Not Kill Ape—has been broken, he unwittingly unlocks a vast conspiracy deep in Ape City that will upend society, and all of history!
Collects Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes, Exile on the Planet of the Apes, and Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm for the first time in one prestigious omnibus.
(W) Greg Pak (A) Marc Laming (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson Rated T In Shops: May 08, 2019 SRP: $3.99
THE HUNTER’S HEART!
• As the implacable bounty hunter who tracked down HAN SOLO, BOBA FETT earned his reputation as one of the greatest villains in the galaxy. • But what happens when Boba Fett picks up the trail of an actual villain? • Find out what kind of heart – if any – beats under that MANDALORIAN armor!