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Review: Stone Star #1

Stone Star #1

Stone Star is a mobile asteroid where entertainment abounds, and competition and celebrity are intertwined. Gladiators fight to find their fortune, but there are other secrets lurking beneath the surface as a new season begins. Stone Star is also the brand new comiXology Original series from writer Jim Zub and Max Dunbar.

Teased for a few days, the comic’s release is a bit of a surprise and most welcome as it introduces us a to a world that both feels familiar and new. It’s familiar in that a floating pleasure world is something we’ve seen before in sci-fi worlds but there’s something about this particular iteration that’s interesting and unique (though I can’t quite put my finger on it).

The first issue revolves around Dail, who along with with his friend Kitzo are thieves stealing scraps/junk to survive. Through them, we’re introduced and get a tour of Stone Star, a floating pleasure world. While we don’t see a ton of it, we see enough to get a sense of the world and two solid set ups for what’s coming next.

The art by Dunbar, with color by Espen Grundet Jern and lettering by Marshall Dillon is solid. There’s some solid designs to the characters and aliens that again at times feels familiar but unique too. The facility feels like you’re seeing the underbelly of an entertainment operation, going behind the curtain and into the halls of the support staff and stage hands. There’s a gritty and dirtiness about it all that makes the world lived in and combined with some solid perspectives and use of panels, creates a visually interesting world.

The comic is unexpected but quite welcome. The story is a solid introduction that has a nice set up for the second issue and the characters and world shown are intriguing to the point I want to find out more. What exactly Zub and Dunbar have planned, there’s two intriguing plot points, is unknown but where things go from this first issue feels like a story that I want to spend some time with and a world I want to explore.

Story: Jim Zub Art: Max Dunbar
Color: Espen Grundet Jern Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0
Recommendation: Buy
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Preview: Mysteries of Love in Space #1

Mysteries of Love in Space #1

(W) James Tynion IV, Saladin Ahmed, Cecil Castellucci, Kyle Higgins, Jeff Loveness, Others (A) Tom Grummett, Kyle Hotz, Elena Casagrande, Max Dunbar, Others (CA) Joelle Jones
In Shops: Jan 30, 2019
SRP: $9.99

Sometimes love can make you feel like you’re from another planet…but what if you actually were? Join Superman, The New Gods, Green Lantern, Starro, Hawkgirl and even the Teen Titans’ new sensation Crush for eight tales of romance that will whisk you to the moon and back!

Mysteries of Love in Space #1

Review: Champions Vol. 5 Weird War One

This volume of Champions winds down as the team regroups to figure out their next steps and head to Weirdworld!? Yes, it’s superheroics mixed with fantasy in this fun adventure.

Champions Vol. 5 Weird War One collects issues #22-27 and Annual #1 by Jim Zub, Nyla Innuksuk, Kevin Libranda, Francesco Manna, Sean Izaakse, Max Dunbar, Marcus To, Marcio Menyz, Erick Arciniega, Nolan Woodard, and Jordan Boyd.

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores on February 19! 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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Review: Tony Stark: Iron Man Vol. 1 Self-Made Man

Tony Stark is back from the dead and back in charge of Stark Unlimited. But, like the Iron Man armor, Tony, and his ideas are always evolving.

Tony Stark: Iron Man Vol. 1 Self-Made Man collects issues #1-5 by Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti, Max Dunbar, Gang Hyuk Lim, Edgar Delagado, Rachelle Rosenberg, and Dono Sanchez-Almara.

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores January 15th! 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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Preview: Teen Titans #25

Teen Titans #25

(W) Adam Glass (A) Max Dunbar (A/CA) Robson Rocha
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $4.99

Learn the secret origin of Crush, daughter of Lobo! When Crush drags Djinn along on a road trip to find an important item from her past, the two get into hijinks that’d make Thelma and Louise jealous. Crush is on the hunt for Obelus, the mysterious alien chain that once protected her as a child, but here’s the kicker-it’s in the possession of a man named Ezekiel, who killed Crush’s adoptive human parents! Plus, in the backup story, learn how Roundhouse got home from space in TEEN TITANS #21!

Teen Titans #25

Preview: Champions #26

Champions #26

(W) Jim Zub (A) Max Dunbar (CA) Sean Izaakse
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• In a world of magic and glory, the Champions can take hold of what they desire, but not without a price…
• Plus, how can Snowguard protect the North, when she’s not even on planet Earth?

Preview: Champions #25

Champions #25

(W) Jim Zub (A) Max Dunbar (A/CA) Sean Izaakse
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 03, 2018
SRP: $4.99

OVERSIZED 25TH ISSUE!
Celebrate 25 issues of Champions with the start of a brand-new story and a perfect jumping-on point! Swords and sorcery beckon as our heroes travel to Weirdworld, a place where dreams can come true, but nightmares are never far away! A quest begins and sacrifices will be made…

Preview: Judge Dredd: Under Siege #4 (of 4)

Judge Dredd: Under Siege #4 (of 4)

Mark Russell (w) • Max Dunbar (a & c)

Trapped in Patrick Swayze Block with no outside contact, Dredd and Judge Beeny have been forced into an uneasy alliance with a local gang to stop a threat to Mega-City One that must be contained at all costs…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate #5

Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate #5

Jim Zub (w) • Francesco Mortarino (a) • Max Dunbar (c)

Brave Boo—Hamster Quest

Boo has traveled far and wide as companion to Minsc the Beloved Ranger, but there comes a time in every hamster’s life when they must stand alone and face the darkness. If you read only one comic about a miniature giant space hamster this year, make sure it’s this one!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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