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Review: Tuskegee Heirs #1

Growing up, as a child of 1980s, there was no other era more lauded in recent memory than that decade. Popular culture was in a lovely crux where it still enjoyed the advancements of the 1970s with a new definition of rebel. This definition was further defined by the movies of the era which includes the now problematic but still prolific John Hughes. Most of his movies included young actors who would go no to change the movie business.

One such actor is Tom Cruise; whose onscreen presence not only carries gravitas but exudes magnetism. One such movie, which propelled him to cinematic icon, is Top Gun. The movie by itself, was a hybrid of sorts, as it hearkened back to war fighter pilot movies of 1960s and the new action movies of the 1980s. In the first issue of Tuskegee Heirs, we meet a band of ragtag young pilots much like the ones we saw in that classic movie.

In the opening pages, we meet Slip, Genesis, Ayanna and Omar, a squadron of cadets who are simulating dogfights, showing off their aerial skills, as it is 2081, and commercial flying has been outlawed. We also meet Colonel Mars, who is bringing on a recruit, Able, a naturally gifted pilot and a fierce student of planes, as what draws him to the 332nd Fighting Squadron, is the P-51s, the same planes the Tuskegee Airman flew. Soon the cadets are called in for an extraction mission and are also upgraded to their mecha planes. By issue’s end, the cadets fight a set of mecha robots but ultimately defeat them to liv another day.

Overall, an excellent first issue to a series that feels both futuristic and progressive. It’s a book which kills it at ever angle. The story by Marcus Williams and Greg Burnham is fast paced, electric and entertains on every page. The art by Williams is stunning. Altogether, the book more than earns its fans as the story wins on all levels.

Story: Marcus Williams and Greg Burnham Art: Marcus Williams
Story: 9.7 Art: 9.4 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Tuskegee Heirs #2

As a history buff, it is always interesting finding new pieces of history, that I have not found out until that time. I remember when I found out about the Tuskegee Airman, it was when Lawrence Fishburne first made a movie about them on HBO. It was melodramatic, and I am not sure it was an even compelling movie, but it did let the world and me know who these brave men were. I discovered books and books about these men and their accomplishments, some that were not recognized until this century. It was not until I joined the Navy and was stationed near an Air Force base, did I meet one of these heroes, something that I won’t soon forget.

As the world turns, another movie came out a few years back, trying to do them justice, this one had some actors who would eventually become superstars, it was called Redtails. It was being produced by Steven Spielberg and had Anthony Hemingway direct it, the same creator who eventually bring the story of Underground to the television. Though the movie had high ambitions, it suffered from story structure and pacing issues. The spirit of their exploits lives on though, this is what I found when I read the second issue of Tuskegee Heirs.

In the second issue, we find the pilots laying low in Mexico after their latest skirmish has them in some hot water after rumors kids flying jets that transform into robots. Meanwhile Colonel Mars, is back in Atlanta, trying to prevent the military from coming after his pilots. We also get some backstory of exactly who Ayanna is and how central Colonel Mars is to her life as well as Slip’s origin. By issue’s end, the Sentients are on their tail, and they have been recalled to Tuskegee, as the SCABS have their own pilots.

Overall, a fun issue that gives readers background on who these guys are and what makes them tick. The story by Greg Burnham and Marcus Williams is fun, action packed and will have readers wanting more. The art by Marcus Williams is beautiful and vivid. Altogether, a view of a future that will have readers hearts racing.

Story: Greg Burnham and Marcus Williams Art: Marcus Williams
Story:10 Art:10 Overall:10 Recommendation:Buy

Preview: Hero Cats of Stellar City: Year One Hardcover

HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY: YEAR ONE HARDCOVER

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams
Cover Artist(s): Marcus Williams
Inks: Ryan Sellers
Colors: Omaka Schultz
Letters: Briana Higgins
192 pgs./ E / FC
$19.99

The Hero Cats of Stellar City save the world! Meet Ace, Belle, Cassie, Midnight, Rocket & Rocco. This special hardcover edition collects the first six issues and is perfect for any library.

Hero Cats Year 1 Hardcover: Make way for the cutest heroes on the planet!

Move over, Avengers and Justice League! The cutest heroes on the planet have arrived. This hardcover is a great way to share the Hero Cats of Stellar City at a low price! Hero Cats of Stellar City is written Kyle Puttkammer, with art by Marcus Williams, inks by Ryan Sellers, colors by Omaka Schultz, and letters by Briana Higgins. 192 pages for just $19.99!

Whether you are a lifelong fan of comics or a first time reader, this book is for you! When it comes to charm and originality, few all ages comics can touch Hero Cats of Stellar City. Billions of people love cats! Now they have the Hero Cats to cheer for.

Welcome Ace, Cassie, Belle, Midnight, Rocket & Rocco into your home and they’ll love you forever.

 

Hero Cats of Stellar City: Year One Hardcover will be available in a comic book store near you on December 6, 2017.

Preview: Hero Cats Vol. 5

HERO CATS VOL. 5

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Kyle Puttkammer (Pencils), Tracy Yardley (Pencils), Sey Viani (Pencils), Marcus Williams (Pencils), Sarah Elkins (Inks), Brandon Page (Inks), Sigi Ironmonger (Colors), George Gant (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Jenny Parks
96 pgs./ E / FC
$11.99

From the streets of Stellar City to the mountains of Mars, the Hero Cats prevail. This volume features a phenomenal tour of talented artists with new visions of familiar faces.

Collects HERO CATS #13-15.

Preview: Hero Cats Volume 5 – New Visions

HERO CATS VOLUME 5 – NEW VISIONS

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Kyle Puttkammer (Pencils), Tracy Yardley (Pencils), Sey Viani (Pencils), Marcus Williams (Pencils), Sarah Elkins (Inks), Brandon Page (Inks), Sigi Ironmonger (Colors), George Gant (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Jenny Parks
96 pgs./ E / FC
$11.99

From the streets of Stellar City to the mountains of Mars, the Hero Cats prevail. This volume features a phenomenal tour of talented artists with new visions of familiar faces.

Collects HERO CATS #13-15.

Preview: Hero Cats of Stellar City #14

HERO CATS #14

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Tracy Yardley! & Marcus Williams
Cover Artist(s):  Tracy Yardley!
Cover Variant: by Marcus Williams
Inks: Brandon Page
Colors: George Gant
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

The two most popular Hero Cats, Midnight & Rocket, take center stage as we return to Stellar City.

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Preview: Herocats of Stellar City #13

HEROCATS OF STELLAR CITY #13

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Sey Viani
Cover Artist(s): Sey Viani
Cover Variant: by Marcus Williams
Inks: Sarah Elkins
Colors: Sigi Ironmonger
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

Hero Cats of the Apocalypse. The perfect treat for this Halloween season.

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Preview: Action Lab: Dog of Wonder #1

ACTION LAB: DOG OF WONDER #1

Writer(s): Vito Delsante and Scott Fogg
Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s): Cover A- Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt
Cover B- Marcus Williams
Cover C- “Coloring Book” by Neal Adams
Cover D- “Retailer Incentive Cover” by Neal Adams and Bill Blankenship
32 pgs. / Rated. E / FC
$3.99 (reg.) $4.99 (var.) Retailer Incentive (set by retailer)

For five years, readers have looked at the Action Lab Entertainment logo and wondered, “Who IS that dog with the jet pack?” Wonder no more! The story you never thought would be told is now an ongoing monthly title as ACTION LAB, DOG OF WONDER, comes to comic book shelves everywhere! With art by the PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS team of Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt and a story by STRAY co-creator Vito Delsante and newcomer Scott Fogg, this is the title for young and old alike!  Variant cover by Marcus Williams (Hero Cats) limited to 1500 copies!

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Preview: Herocats of Stellar City: The Crow King Saga TPB

HEROCATS OF STELLAR CITY: THE CROW KING SAGA TPB

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams
Cover Artist(s): Marcus Williams
96 pgs. / Rated. E / FC
$11.99

The Crow King Saga. Worlds collide and heroes unite as the cats face their biggest challenge yet!  Meet Bandit as he joins the Hero Cats on a fantastical journey to save Stellar City.  Collects Hero Cats of Stellar City 7-9.

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