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Preview: Blade Runner Origins #12

Blade Runner Origins #12

(W) K. Perkins, Mellow Brown (A) Fernando Dagnino, Marco Lesko (CA) Veronica Fish
In Shops: Jun 08, 2022
SRP: $3.99

DET. CAL MOREAUX TEAMS WITH A FUGITIVE REPLICANT WHO HAS THE IMPLANTED MEMORIES OF A MURDERED TYRELL CORP. SCIENTIST.

FEATURES AN ALL-STAR CREATIVE TEAM WITH K.PERKINS (SUPERGIRL) & MELLOW BROWN (AMERICAN GODS), FERNANDO DAGNINO AND MARCO LESKO.

Blade Runner Origins #12

Preview: Metal Society #1

Metal Society #1

(W) Zack Kaplan (A/CA) Guilherme Balbi, Marco Lesko
In Shops: May 04, 2022
SRP: $3.99

MINISERIES PREMIERE

PORT OF EARTH writer ZACK KAPLAN teams up with hot up-and-coming artist GUILHERME BALBI in a dramatic new sci-fi miniseries that’s Blade Runner meets Rocky.

In an inverted future, evolved robots have resurrected humans for manual labor. When a tribalistic cultural clash breaks out, a fearless human fighter and a frustrated, displaced robot will square off in a public MMA-style sport fight of epic stakes to determine once and for all who reigns supreme: man or machine.

Metal Society #1

Review: Metal Society #1

Metal Society #1

In the future humanity has been wiped out. Their excess and lack of caring for the planet has destroyed them. Robots have risen in their place to rule and care for the planet. But, even robots have work they don’t want to do. So, humans have been grown to perform the labor the robots no longer feel like doing. But, enslaved individuals strive for freedom. Metal Society #1 pits two warriors, a human and a robot, in an MMA-style battle to prove… something. That part’s not totally clear but the comic’s overall themes and focus is.

Zack Kaplan takes us into another sci-fi world using its setting to explore our own society. Fear of replacement by tools, yearning for freedom, choice, it’s all here in a first issue that’s packed with a lot to chew on and debate about. The comic is both breezy entertainment and dense debate at the same time. It’s rather impressive in that way.

As a fan of MMA, I’m super excited to see the actual fight to come but the first issue is a lot of setup introducing us to the world, the conflict, and the combatants. It does a solid job of building it all up delivering an easy to understand cause and a simple and different outlet to see that play out in. I finished the issue and immediately wanted to read more.

The art by Guilherme Balbi with color by Marco Lesko and lettering by Troy Peteri is fantastic. There’s a futuristic dystopian aspect about it that doesn’t feel depressing. The comic is definitely the future but it doesn’t deliver a neon skyline like so many. Instead, it’s foreign and familiar at the same time. And that futurescape is mixed with the grounded reality of the humans which reminded me a lot of the shanty town in John Carpenter’s They Live. The clash between worlds is clear and interesting and it too adds some depth to the debate and challenges the reader to reflect on our own world and reality.

Metal Society #1 is a hell of a start. It does what good sci-fi does, entertain and also explore our own world. But that exploration is even more interesting in that it takes on so much to reflect upon and forcing the reader to think and chew on their own. Wear a mouth guard, this looks like it’s going to be one hell of a read and fight to come.

Story: Zack Kaplan Art: Guilherme Balbi
Color: Marco Lesko Letterer: Troy Peteri
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Metal Society #1

Metal Society #1

(W) Zack Kaplan (A/CA) Guilherme Balbi, Marco Lesko
In Shops: May 04, 2022
SRP: $3.99

MINISERIES PREMIERE

PORT OF EARTH writer ZACK KAPLAN teams up with hot up-and-coming artist GUILHERME BALBI in a dramatic new sci-fi miniseries that’s Blade Runner meets Rocky.

In an inverted future, evolved robots have resurrected humans for manual labor. When a tribalistic cultural clash breaks out, a fearless human fighter and a frustrated, displaced robot will square off in a public MMA-style sport fight of epic stakes to determine once and for all who reigns supreme: man or machine.

Metal Society #1

Preview: Blade Runner Origins #11

Blade Runner Origins #11

(W) K. Perkins, Mellow Brown (A) Fernando Dagnino, Marco Lesko (CA) Veronica Fish
In Shops: Apr 20, 2022
SRP: $3.99

LAPD DETECTIVE CAL MOREAUX HAS TEAMED UP WITH AN ESCAPED REPLICANT implanted with the memories of a dead Tyrell Corporation scientist.

FEATURES AN ALL-STAR CREATIVE TEAM WITH K.PERKINS (SUPERGIRL) & MELLOW BROWN (AMERICAN GODS)

Blade Runner Origins #11

Marc Silvestri and Alex Sinclair’s Cover and First 7 Pages Revealed for Metal Society

Top Cow and Image continues to create rumbles of excitement over Zack Kaplan’s sci-fi new series, Metal Society, with art by Guilherme Balbi, colors by Marco Lesko, and letters by Troy Peteri. The publisher decided to give fans a double reveal as they reveal Metal Society’s 1:25 variant cover.

This cover is not only by legendary artist Marc Silvestri, CEO of Top Cow and Co-Founder of Image but also the great Mexican colorist Alex Sinclair. Since it is Top Cow and Image’s 30 year Anniversary, it is great to see these iconic creators come together to work on this powerful piece for Zack Kaplan’s exciting new sci-fi series.

In addition, Top Cow is giving fans an exclusive look at the first 7 pages at Metal Society. 

PORT OF EARTH writer ZACK KAPLAN teams up with hot up-and-coming artist GUILHERME BALBI in a dramatic new sci-fi miniseries that’s Blade Runner meets Rocky

In an inverted future, evolved robots have resurrected humans for manual labor. When a tribalistic cultural clash breaks out, a fearless human fighter and a frustrated, displaced robot will square off in a public MMA-style sport fight of epic stakes to determine once and for all who reigns supreme: man or machine.

Metal Society #1 comes to shops on May 4, 2022.

Metal Society #1

Image and Top Cow Unveil the Metal Society Trailer

On Wednesday, May 4, humans and robots will rumble for survival and supremacy as Image Comics and Top Cow fan favorite creator Zack Kaplan returns with his new series, Metal Society, with art by Guilherme Balbi, colors by Marco Lesko, and letters by Troy Peteri.

Watch this new trailer of Metal Society to get a sneak peek as to what to expect from this Blade Runner meets Rocky sci-fi sci-fi action series that will be the talk of 2022:

Exclusive: The Collector: Unit 731 #3 Cover Reveal

We have the exclusive first look at the The Collector: Unit 731 #3 coming in June from Dark Horse Comics. The cover is by Will Conrad with Marco Lesko.

James should be dead . . . and Dr. Sadao Shuzen is eager to get the inside scoop and see just what’s keeping him alive. But there are Nazi officers on site putting the doctor, prisoners, and their guards all on edge. With vivisection in his near future, escape might be James’s only way out—if he doesn’t want to leave in a body bag.

The Collector: Unit 731 #3 is written by Will Conrad and Rod Montiero, pencils and ink by Conrad, and color by Marco Lesko. It comes to shelves June 22, 2022.

The Collector: Unit 731 #3

Welcome to Metal Society where Every Human Deserves a Fighting Chance

In a future world of robots, extinct humans have been brought back to life—but will they earn their place in society, or will have to fight for it? The forthcoming Image Comics and Top Cow sci-fi mini series—Metal Society by Zack Kaplan, Guilherme Balbi, Marco Lesko, and Troy Peteri—explores just that with a side of MMA-Style sport fights. 

In Metal Society, the creators take readers on an inverted future, where evolved robots resurrect humans for manual labor. But, a tribalistic cultural clash breaks out, causing a fearless human fighter and a frustrated, displaced robot to square off in a public fight of epic stakes. 

See if the human or robot will reign supreme in Metal Society when it lands in comic shops on Wednesday, May 5.

Preview: AfterShock Triple Play #1

AFTERSHOCK TRIPLE PLAY #1

Writers: Marguerite Bennett, Cullen Bunn, Roy Miranda, Inaki Miranda 
Artists: Elton Thomasi, Antonio Fuso, Inaki Miranda
Colorists: Marco Lesko, Stefano Simeone, Eva De La Cruz
Letterers: Marshall Dillon & Dave Sharpe 
Gatefold Wraparound Cover: Andrei Bressan w/ Adriano Lucas
$4.99 / 64 pages / Color / On Sale 12/08/2021

Three classic AfterShock stories offered together for the first time!
Another story of The Wake, with a fish rescue mission; a monstrous tale from the Dark Ark; and a journey into the Wastelands as humanity’s time ticks down — the AfterShock Triple Play combines three must-read free comic book day issues featuring characters from WE LIVE, ANIMOSITY and DARK ARK into one highly collectible volume!
Featuring the talents of Marguerite Bennett, Elton Thomasi, Cullen Bunn, Antonio Fuso and The Miranda Brothers!

AFTERSHOCK TRIPLE PLAY #1
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