The X-Statix are back in Giant-Size X-Statix #1! Who are the X-Statix? Well, you don’t need to worry about that a whole lot as the creative team has you covered and catches you up. Writer Peter Milligan does a brilliant job and laying out the land for new readers, reminding older readers, and setting up what’s to come in this oversized issue.
Being unfamiliar with the series and characters myself, I got a good sense of their voice rather quickly. They come off as a less serious X-Men with a pop-indie vibe. The X-Statix are as focused on their popularity as they are doing what’s right. And with that comes a lot of humor as the ream is brought together to face a new threat and confront some of their past.
I’m sure older fans of the X-Statix will enjoy Giant-Size X-Statix #1 on a different level than I did but I still found myself laughing enough to want to come back for more. There’s a certain pop-sense about it all with updated jokes that creates a fun reading experience.
A lot of that fun experience is due to the art of Michael Allred and Laura Allred. The two together have a certain style that’s unique and easily recognizable. A trippy style is mixed with small visual jokes and a whimsical feel that fits Milligan’s writing style for the series. All together it has you wanting to drop acid and enjoy the ride.
The comic was unexpected and not sure it was even needed. But, after reading it, I know I want more and looks like we might get exactly that in 2020.
Story: Peter Milligan Art: Michael Allred Color: Laura Allred Letterer: Nate Piekos Story: 8.35 Art: 8.65 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy
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(W) Peter Milligan (A/CA) Michael Allred Parental Advisory In Shops: Jul 10, 2019 SRP: $4.99
They’re back and more alive than ever for this special one-shot! But what new threat is so grave that only the most famous mutant celebrities can fight it? And who is the new U-Go-Girl? Only the original X-Statix creative team Peter Milligan, Michael Allred and Laura Allred know for sure!
Michael Allred, Lee Allred (w) •
Rich Tommaso (a) • Michael Allred (c)
Yellow trenchcoat? Check. Square jaw? Check. 2-Way Wrist Radio? Check! The All-American detective just made the biggest collar of his career, and it only cost him his job! But now the honest cop has packed his bags for “the city by the lake,” and its criminals better watch out. It’s bizarre villains, crooked cops, and gunfights galore! Reimagined for the 21st century through a retro lens, Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive is a lock to be the pop-art event of the year!
Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: n/a Artist: Alex Ross, Paolo Rivera, Bob Larkin, Michael Allred, Gabriel Hardman, Jay Shaw, Declan Shalvey and more. Cover Artist: Alex Ross Price: $24.99
Since its original release in 1968, the Planet of the Apes franchisehas shocked and captivated authors, artists, filmmakers, and fans across the world with its incredible effects and brilliant narrative. Now, return to the worlds of Planet of the Apes, both old and new, realized by a collection of classic and modern artistic voices in celebration of one of cinema’s most celebrated works.
The Planet of the Apes Artist Tribute features illustrations from renowned artists and bold new voices alike, including Alex Ross, Paolo Rivera, Michael Allred, Gabriel Hardman, Joe Quinones, and more.
Script: Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli Cover: Michael and Laura Allred 978-1-68255-847-8 $17.99 US/$19.99 CAN 6 5/8 x 10 3/16” TR 144 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/27
Gotham City meets Riverdale in this crossover graphic novel that brings together some of the most iconic characters in comics and television! A battle in Gotham City extends its reach into Riverdale–and it’s up to the teens of Riverdale to recruit some help and place a call… to the Batcave!
Lee & Michael Allred (w) • Rich Tommaso
& Michael Allred (a) • Laura Allred (co) • Michael Allred (c)
pop art event of 2018 continues! With Tess
Trueheart by his side, Dick Tracy faces a final showdown with Yesterday Knewes
in this shocking conclusion to Dead or
Alive! Bear witness to the iconic comic-strip hero
reimagined in the 21st century through a retro lens by the superstar team of Michael Allred, Lee Allred, Rich Tommaso,
and Laura Allred!
Michael Allred (w) • Rich Tommaso & Michael Allred (a) • Laura Allred (co)
• Michael Allred (c)
The pop-art event of 2018 continues! Dick Tracy finds himself on the run from
both crooks and cops! Can he survive long enough to clear his name? The iconic
comic-strip hero reimagined for the 21st century through a retro lens by the
superstar team of Michael Allred, Lee Allred, Rich Tommaso, and Laura
Script: Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli Cover: Michael Allred, Laura Allred Variant Covers: Joe Giella w/ Vincent Lovallo, Jerry Ordway w/ Glenn Whitmore, Dan Parent, Ruben Procopio, Greg Smallwood On Sale Date: 1/9 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
The United Underworld has all of Riverdale under their control and it’s up to Batman, along with Archie and the Gang, to save their beloved hometown! It’s going to come down to some ingenuity, a few high-tech devices, and the showdown of the century right in the center of town!