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Dive back into the world of Dragon-Riding Rangers in Rangers of the Divide II: Into the Depths

Dark Horse Comics proudly returns to Megan Huang’s original fantasy world in Rangers of The Divide II: Into the Depths #1. The series continues the Rangers of the Divide story begun in 2021, and follows the cadets on a much deeper and more harrowing journey. Huang continues to handle writing, art, and lettering duties on this solo creation.    

The truth is slowly revealed about Commander Arick Knight, but the damage has been done. Struggling with the loss of their teammate and the perceived betrayal of their commander, the cadets must navigate the dark realities of being rangers. With the revelation of Arick’s past, the mission has taken on a new purpose—but could there truly be life after death? 

Rangers of The Divide II: Into the Depths #1 (of 4) will be in comic shops October 26, 2022 and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop for $3.99. 

Rangers of The Divide II: Into the Depths #1

Exclusive: Yishan Li’s Fa Sheng: Origins Variant Cover Revealed!

Next Tuesday, Immortal Studios is launching a Kickstarter campaign for Fa Sheng: Origins by writer Rylend Grant and artist Dexter Wee. We have the exclusive reveal of the variant cover by Yishan Li!

The six issue mini-series, about the humble beginnings of a great Shaolin Master, is created by Peter Shiao and written by Rylend Grant, a screenwriter, author, and Ringo Award-winning comic book creator who is also an ordained Soto Zen Buddhist monk. Fa Sheng: Origins is illustrated by Dexter Wee, colored by Omi Remalante, Jr., lettered by AndWorld Design, and edited by Brian Cunningham. Issue 1 will feature a main cover by series artists Dexter Wee and Omi Remalante, Jr., as well as variant covers by Mona Finden, Gene Ha, Megan Huang, and Don Kramer.  

The Immortal Studios’ Storyverse is inspired by the storytelling of one of the foremost authors in the Wuxia genre, Peter Shiao’s father Shiao Yi, whose novels have been adapted into film and television more than thirty times, including films by the Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest. 

Created by Peter Shiao, the character of Fa Sheng is a death-cheating, mind-bending Shaolin Master, who first appeared in Immortal Studios’ flagship title The Adept.

Set in the latter days of the 19th century, Fa Sheng: Origins reveals how the confusion and carnage of China’s Boxer Uprising forces a young Fa Sheng to reevaluate his purpose in life, by dedicating himself to helping those in need. All that stands between him and his goal of empowering the masses are cowardly charlatans, backstabbing power grabbers, and ruthless adversaries. The story is written by Rylend Grant, an ordained Soto Zen Buddhist Monk in the lineage of Brad Warner and Gudo Nishijima who can trace his lineage directly back to the Shaolin temple.

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero: Saturday Morning Adventures Captures the 80s Cartoon

With the nostalgic appetite for ’80s pop culture as powerful as ever, IDW Publishing is giving fans what they want with the February debut of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero—Saturday Morning Adventures, a special send-up of the classic cartoon, shipping monthly and featuring the fan-favorite creative team of writer Erik Burnham, artist Dan Schoening, and colorist Luis Antonio Delgado.

Everyone knows that G.I. JOE is the code name for America’s daring, highly trained special mission force, and that their purpose is to defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless criminal organization determined to rule the world. But now, Cobra has launched the Aladdin Initiative, their most versatile weapon yet… challenging Duke, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, and the G.I. JOE team like never before!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero — Saturday Morning Adventures #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, each illustrated by fan-favorite artists long associated with IDW Transformers comics: Cover A by series artist Dan Schoening, Cover B by Megan Huang, and a Retailer Incentive edition by Billy Penn.

Review: Jenny Zero #1

Dave Dwonch and Brockton McKinne

Jenny Zero is the story of super-uber-bad-ass-Kaiji-killin’ Jenny Zero. She has a seriously shitty attitude and personality and drinks and drugs like most people breathe. She doesn’t want to live up to the legacy of a father who set her on this path. However, she’s got a job to do and a really weird gun for killing kaiju. As the city is attacked, she mistakes the situation for a killshot and makes it even worse, for her and those around her.

Jenny Zero certainly has a cool premise but the biggest detraction for me was the main character. I felt Jenny was pretty much unlikeable. Jenny just comes off a bit too angry for me. Writers Dave Dwonch and Brockton McKinney do a lot to set up Jennys’ world and some truly exceptional work in building up the supporting cast. The dialogue felt fresh and Jenny is certainly put through a lot in this first issue. Ultimately, there’s not much redeemable about Jenny in the first issue to help me see past her as something other than someone who is on a downward spiral of drugs and family issues.

I could go back and forth about the art by Magenta King. At times, I did feel it wasn’t consistent and then there are times I would look at a page and just love it. It happens. I do feel that Megan Huang’s color work over King’s pencils really took the art to a level that I did enjoy. There is certainly something appealing about Magenta’s style. And while it isn’t built on high detail, the panels are full of art. The dance club pages, I thought, really showed some good attention to background detail that didn’t take shortcuts.

I’m not big on Jenny Zero #1. I really wanted to like it because what’s not to like about some bad-ass gal and her bad-ass gun just gunning down big critters? Sadly, I think the first issue (possibly) doesn’t do the main character much justice and just traps her as another edgy loose cannon with a chip on her shoulder the size of the world. That said, there’s definitely a character secret that reveals itself at the end that’s got me interested in what’s to come.

Story: Dave Dwonch and Brockton McKinney Art: Magenta King
Color: Megan Huang Letterer: Dave Dwonch
Story: 5.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 5.5

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: comiXology

Megan Huang Takes Flight with Rangers of the Divide in May 2021

From writer and artist Megan Huang comes Rangers of the Divide, a new mini-series about courage, community, and dragons.

Following the disappearance of the nations’ peacekeepers, an elite Commander stumbles upon a team of bright-eyed cadets in need of leadership. The group prepares to venture out on their first mission into uncharted territories. Are they ready to face what awaits them …or will danger find them first?

Ranger of the Divide #1 (of four) arrives May 19, 2021.

Rangers of the Divide

Z2 Comics and All Time Low Team for Young Renegades

Young Renegades

Z2 Comics continues to roll out news of the best in music-related comics and graphic novels for the coming year with news that platinum-selling Fueled By Ramen band All Time Low will be collaborating on a brand new storyline inspired by their 2017 album, Last Young Renegade, which took home Rock Sound’s ‘Album of the Year’ award upon release!

To celebrate their comics debut, the band will release a vinyl edition of their 2017 album in a brand-new colorway available ONLY with the deluxe graphic novel package, exclusively through the Z2 website, and available for preorder now!

Who needs a high school reunion when your favorite band is playing a secret show the same night? That’s what Connor and Becca, two classmates who never crossed paths until their ten-year reunion, decide when they hear about a secret All Time Low show in town. As they follow the clues to the secret location, they begin to realize that larger forces are pushing them together and learn the power of hearing the right song in the right place at the right time

The All Time Low Presents: Young Renegades graphic novel pairs writer Tres Dean with Heartthrob co-creator Robert Wilson IV, and artist Megan Huang and will be released in a standard softcover edition in comic shops and bookstores alike in June 2021, as well a special deluxe edition available for preorder now only through the Z2 website, which will include a special exclusive new vinyl edition of the band’s 2017 album Last Young Renegade in a strictly limited edition! 

Young Renegades Deluxe

Jenny Zero’s Going to Safe the World… Right After Last Call

From writers Dave Dwonch, Brockton McKinney, up and coming artist Magenta King, alongside colorist Megan Huang, comes a new kind of hero in the upcoming single issue mini-series Jenny Zero.

Meet Jenny Tetsuo, the hard-drinking, hard-partying daughter of the beloved superhero Mega Commander Zero. After washing out as the military’s top killer, “Jenny Zero” now lives the celebutante life with her hotel heiress and publicist best friend, Dana Sheraton. As the world returns to turmoil, Jenny must decide if she can give up her life and become the hero the world needs. Jenny Zero combines humor, heart, and monsters to create a superhero that’s blended, shaken, stirred — and perfectly imperfect.

Jenny Zero #1 (of four) arrives April 14, 2021.

Jenny Zero #1

Revisit the world’s greatest horror-themed amusement park in Midnight Massacre!

All in print, all together, all for the first time! Action Lab: Danger Zone presents the complete collection of John and Ben Matsuya’s Midnight Massacre! This graphic novel is perfect if you’re a fan of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The WorldShaun of the DeadCabin in the Woods, or Adventureland. An amusing horror story guaranteed to make you smile as much as gasp, Midnight Massacre will be available on September 23rd at a comic store near you! Midnight Massacre features art by Ben Matsuya with color assist by Aaron Daly and Erin Fekete, covers by Ben Matsuya, Jasen Smith, and Megan Huang, and edited by Shawn Gabborin and Nicole D’Andria.

Halloween is on the horizon for the visitors of Calico Adventure Park,  and the park’s executives have been hard at work preparing for their annual extravaganza, the park’s “Midnight Massacre”. But this year’s main event is going to be more horrifying, more visceral, more realistic, and more unexpected than any of the park’s visitors could ever realize. We’re not talking about employees in suits, folks. We’re talking monsters—the real deal. And when all hell breaks loose, it’s up to Amy Nicholson, a jaded games booth employee and her friends to save the park, the town, and maybe even the world.

So, join Amy Nicholson, jaded games employee, as she and her friends save the town, save the park, and save the world, one horrifying monstrosity at a time in the complete print collection of Midnight Massacre! Coming soon to a comic shop near you, order the graphic novel with Diamond item code JUL200967!

MIDNIGHT MASSACRE

Preview: Zombie Tramp #72

ZOMBIE TRAMP #72

Writer(s): Vince Hernandez  
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni
Cover A – Marco Maccagni Regular Cover (unlimited)
Cover B – Marco Maccagni Risqué Cover (limited to 2500)  
Cover C – Michael McComb Variant (limited to 2000)  
Cover D – Michael McComb Risqué Variant (limited to 2500) 
Cover E – Megan Huang Artist Variant (limited to 2000)  
Cover F – Megan Huang Artist Risqué Variant (limited to 2500)

32 pgs./ M / FC
$4.99
 
The mind-bending “69 Ways To Die” story arc reaches its conclusion as Angel Lynch is forced to either accept the mantle of the Zombie Tramp and its lineage, or fall victim and suffer in an eternity worse than hell or any reality she could imagine! Meanwhile, Tatiana and Angel’s allies must make a fatal decision to restore balance to the world—and save their own lives in the process!

Features 1 of 2 covers this month from featured artist Megan Huang!!!

ZOMBIE TRAMP #72

Midnight Massacre: Visit the Greatest Horror-Themed Amusement Park this Halloween

Enjoy this Halloween with Action Lab: Danger Zone‘s digital first premiere of John and Ben Matsuya‘s Midnight Massacre! Halloween is here and so is Calico Adventure Park’s annual Halloween extravaganza “Midnight Massacre!” But when the corporate executives `conjure real monsters, all hell breaks loose… literally. It’s up to a jaded teenage employee to save the park and the world! Midnight Massacre is a rollicking horror comedy guaranteed to scare you out of your quarter life crisis.   

So, join jaded games employee and part-time rebel Amy Nicholson as she tries to save everyone from the nightmare that is the “Midnight Massacre” Halloween event at Calico Adventure Park. Midnight Massacre is written by the Matsuya’s with pencils and color by Ben Matsuya with a color assist by Aaron Daly and Erin Fekete and fonts by Blambots. The first and fourth issue covers are by Ben Matsuya, the second issue cover by Jasen Smith, and the third issue cover by Megan Huang. The comic is edited by Shawn Gabborin and Nicole D’Andria.

The complete story of Midnight Massacre will be on comiXology this month! Issues #1-2 release on 10/16 and issues #3-4 release on 10/30. And watch out next year for the physical trade collection!

Midnight Massacre
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