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Review: Grimm Fairy Tales: Day of the Dead Vol. 1

Grimm Fairy Tales: Day of the Dead Vol. 1

Humankind in one form or the other has always been obsessed with the dead. With the pain of the loss of loved ones writers have explored how one would bring back those we have lost?  Shows like The Returned pondered what would people do if friends and family who died returned to the living? Often, these stories would espouse the dangers of having these beings return and how they were not the same people.

Then there are stories like the award-winning animated film Coco. The movie actually explored a world where our dead loved ones lived. I often wondered after watching the movie how would it be if someone had the power to raise the dead? In Grimm Fairy Tales Day Of The Dead from writers Dawn Marquez and Joe Brusha, a new hero has this very power but some shadowy organizations are looking to use her gifts for evil purposes.

We are taken to New Orleans, where one unfortunate young lady is mystically taken to a graveyard, where she is sacrificed for a villain to gain powers. We are also introduced to Mary Medina, who is haunted by her powers and is looking for any distraction to lead her away from her worries.  She soon finds that though something was calling her to New Orleans, it wasn’t her talisman, as an evil energy has breached the city limits and are trying to steal her powers. As she makes a new ally, one whose unique powers are enough to save her but raises even more questions, on why these two even met in the first place. By book’s end, Mary and her new friend’s bond is stronger than ever, they have temporarily stopped the evil alliance, but also may have played into exactly what this treacherous group had been planning all along.

Overall, a well-developed story heaped high with excellent characters and even better story execution. Marquez and Brusha are at the top of their game with this series’ story. The art by the creative team is utterly gorgeous. Altogether, a marvelous tale that shows heroes can be from any walk of life.

Story: Joe Brusha and Dawn Marquez
Art: Dawn Marquez, Erick Arciniega, Robby Bevard, Jorge Cortes and Marco Lesko
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Zenescope provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Advance Review: Grimm Fairy Tales: Day of the Dead Vol. 1

Grimm Fairy Tales: Day of the Dead Vol. 1

Humankind in one form or the other has always been obsessed with the dead. With the pain of the loss of loved ones writers have explored how one would bring back those we have lost?  Shows like The Returned pondered what would people do if friends and family who died returned to the living? Often, these stories would espouse the dangers of having these beings return and how they were not the same people.

Then there are stories like the award-winning animated film Coco. The movie actually explored a world where our dead loved ones lived. I often wondered after watching the movie how would it be if someone had the power to raise the dead? In Grimm Fairy Tales Day Of The Dead from writers Dawn Marquez and Joe Brusha, a new hero has this very power but some shadowy organizations are looking to use her gifts for evil purposes.

We are taken to New Orleans, where one unfortunate young lady is mystically taken to a graveyard, where she is sacrificed for a villain to gain powers. We are also introduced to Mary Medina, who is haunted by her powers and is looking for any distraction to lead her away from her worries.  She soon finds that though something was calling her to New Orleans, it wasn’t her talisman, as an evil energy has breached the city limits and are trying to steal her powers. As she makes a new ally, one whose unique powers are enough to save her but raises even more questions, on why these two even met in the first place. By book’s end, Mary and her new friend’s bond is stronger than ever, they have temporarily stopped the evil alliance, but also may have played into exactly what this treacherous group had been planning all along.

Overall, a well-developed story heaped high with excellent characters and even better story execution. Marquez and Brusha are at the top of their game with this series’ story. The art by the creative team is utterly gorgeous. Altogether, a marvelous tale that shows heroes can be from any walk of life.

Story: Joe Brusha and Dawn Marquez
Art: Dawn Marquez, Erick Arciniega, Robby Bevard, Jorge Cortes and Marco Lesko
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Ryan Ferrier, Priscilla Petraites, and Marco Lasko Take Over Rat Queens

Rat Queens: Swamp Romp

Kurtis Wiebe has taken to his site to update on the future of his creator-owned series Rat Queens. He admits he’s pretty burnt out on it and that a new creative team will be taking over in April 2019. The series has had its share of controversies.

Wiebe announced that Ryan Ferrier, who lettered the series since 2017, will be taking over writing duties. Ferrier has shown he has the humor for it and I recommend you checking out D4ve for a taste of that.

Priscilla Petraites will be taking over art duties and is joined by Marco Lesko who is handling colors.

The new team will take over in April 2019 with the one shot Rat Queens: Swamp Romp and then full-time with Rat Queens #16 in June.

Wiebe also announced that he’s forming a new creative company, Beast and Bone Studios, with the current Rat Queens artist Owen Gieni. That means new series’ from the two.

You can read Wiebe’s full post.

Preview: Robotech #12

ROBOTECH #12

Writer: Simon Furman
Artist: Marco Turini, Marco Lesko
Cover A: Marco Turini
Cover B: Action Figure Variant – Blair Shedd
Cover C: Andie Tong
Publisher: Titan Comics

Ten years ago, a mysterious ship crashed on Macross Island.

In the intervening years, the people of Earth have used the ‘Robotechnology’ from the ship to significantly advance their own technology. After an attack by alien race of giants, the Zentraedi, Earth’s Super-Dimension Fortress was forced to space-fold away – taking a chunk of Macross City with them. The SDF-1 is now in the midst of a long journey back to Earth.

On the SDF-1, Claudia has evidence linking Roy to Gloval’s death…

Meanwhile, the Vermillion Squad – Rick (now blind), Max and Ben – plus Lisa and Kramer have been taken prisoner aboard the Zentraedi flagship and interrogated by the aliens. In his Veritech, Max survived being brutally beaten by the Zentraedi Miriya and made his way back to free his friends…

Preview: Robotech #11

ROBOTECH #11

Writer: Simon Furman
Artist: Marco Turini, Hendry Prasetya
Colorist: Marco Lesko
Cover A: Giannis Milonogiannis
Cover B: Action Figure Variant by Blair Shedd
Cover C: Ben Dunn
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: July 18, 2018

The radical reimagining of Robotech continues, as giant aliens face off against jetfighter-mecha in the spacebattle classic!

From legendary Transformers writer Simon Furman.

Preview: Robotech #10

ROBOTECH #10

Writer: Simon Furman
Artist: Marco Turini, Hendry Prasetya
Colorist: Marco Lesko
Cover A: Simon Roy
Cover B: Action Figure Variant
Cover C: Hal Laren
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: June 27, 2018

Secrets and lies kick of the third arc of Robotech!

Written by legendary Transformers writer Simon Furman!

Breetai is under pressure and Claudia has to deal with a possible traitor… Meanwhile, Rick Hunter gets a massive shock!

Preview: Robotech #8

ROBOTECH #8

Writer: Simon Furman, Brian Wood
Artists: Marco Turini, Marco Lesko
Cover A: Simon Roy
Cover B: Action Figure Variant – Blair Shedd
Cover C:  Claudia SG Iannicello
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: March 21, 2018

Legendary Transformers scribe Simon Furman joins writer Brian Wood to chronicle the ongoing adventures of the SDF-1!

The second arc of the sell-out, fan favourite series!

Preview: Robotech #4

ROBOTECH #4

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Marco Turini
Colorist: Marco Lesko
Cover A: Marco Turini
Cover B: Karl Kerschl
Cover C: Action Figure Variant
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 1, 2017

END OF ARC 1!

Ten years ago, a mysterious ship crashed on Macross Island in the South Pacific. In the intervening years, the people of Earth have used the ‘Robotechnology’ from the ship to significantly advance their own technology.

On the launch day of the Super-Dimension Fortress (the SDF-1), Earth is attacked by mysterious aliens. The SDF-1 is eventually forced to ‘space-fold’ into space – but takes a chunk of Macross City with them (the city and its citizens have been moved inside the massive SDF-1).

The SDF-1 is now lost in space, while the aliens prepare to attack again…

Aftershock Announces Tim Seeley and Priscilla Petraites’s Brilliant Trash

AfterShock has announced a brand new title, Brilliant Trash from Tim Seeley, with art by Priscilla Petraites, which hits stores in November. The comic will feature color by Marco Lesko and covers by Mike Norton and Seeley.

In the days to come, a super powered teenage girl wipes the heavily disputed Old City of Jerusalem from the face of the globe. Now, in American dystopia after the “Lady Last Word Incident”, a click-bait headline writing “journalist” holds the key to a med-tech conspiracy that could turn people into gods for the price of days off their lives. But in a world where news is tailored to every viewpoint, will anyone believer her?

Titan Comics’ Robotech Series To Debut At San Diego Comic-Con!

Titan Comics and Harmony Gold are excited to announce the hotly anticipated new ongoing Robotech comic series will debut at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, featuring a special convention special cover by British Award-winning artist Rachael Stott!

Produced by Harmony Gold USA in 1985, Robotech was the gateway to anime for many US fans – its epic 85-episode series delved into humanity’s struggle against a series of alien invasions, from the gigantic Zentraedi to the mysterious Invid, battling for control of advanced alien technology that crash-landed on Earth. Against a backdrop that involved war, and romance, the powerful characterization and stunning action of the Veritech fighters that defend the Earth captured audiences and the series quickly became a cult smash.

Robotech #1 casts a fresh eye over classic characters like Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, Lynn Minmei, Roy Fokker, Claudia Grant, and Henry Gloval. Writer Brian Wood, artist Marco Turini, and colorist Marco Lesko have crafted a thrilling new tale that’s perfectly accessible to new fans, as well as providing a deeper layer of twists for old-school protoculture addicts!

Titan will present a special convention edition of Robotech which includes the entirety of Issue #1 and a brand-new cover from comic book superstar Rachael Stott.

This special edition is available to purchase at the Titan booth #5537 at San Diego Comic-Con 2017.

Robotech fans will also have the opportunity to meet Harmony Gold’s Tommy Yune at Titan Booth #5537 who will be signing copies of his special Blue Line Veritech Sketch Variant on Saturday July 22, 2017 at 1pm.

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