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Preview: Impossible Inc. #3

Impossible Inc. #3

J.M. DeMatteis (w) • Mike Cavallaro (a & c)

With the Infinite Spiral collapsing and time periods colliding, Number Horowitz and her team must find a way to stop the Time Termites before all of Creation is erased! But will Number have to ally herself with her most dangerous foes, the alien Exterminators, in order to save the universe?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Impossible Inc. #3

Preview: Impossible Inc. #1 (of 5)

Impossible Inc. #1 (of 5)

J.M. DeMatteis (w) • Mike Cavallaro (a & c)

Join 17-year-old Number Horowitz as she and her team board a cosmic train called the Non-Local Express, riding across the quantum sea and into the Infinite Spiral that leads to other worlds, new dimensions, parallel universes and through time itself.  Impossible, Incorporated is the tale of a teenage girl with extraordinary abilities, seeking the truth about the universe—and her own mysterious past!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW Announces Impossible, Incorporated from J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Cavallaro

IDW Publishing is proud to announce the September 2018 launch of Impossible, Incorporated, a five-issue comic book miniseries by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike CavallaroImpossible, Inc. is the story of a teenage girl who fearlessly travels through space and time, proving that the impossible isn’t a limitation – it’s an invitation!

Join 17-year-old Number, daughter of super-genius Dr. Goliath Horowitz, as she inherits his company’s mission: to explore the cosmos via consciousness. Along with her team, she boards a train called the Non-Local Express, riding across the quantum sea and into the Infinite Spiral that leads to other worlds, new dimensions, parallel universes, and through time itself. Impossible, Inc. seeks the truth about the universe — and Number’s own mysterious past!

Review: Decelerate Blue

Outsiders in literature usually are some of the best characters for a reader to follow.  As they usually feel like voyeurs to the story, assuming certain perceptions while experiencing others.  This is something all teenagers deal with at some point, where no one understands them. This is even more prevalent in young adult fiction, where teen angst dances in the pale moonlight of the apocalypse.

This is what makes the Mortal Instruments books so fascinating to both teenagers and adults, as the story is written with such clarity that the believability is easy for most readers. Another good example is Warm Bodies which the film doesn’t do justice to the writer’s inner monologue of the main character. Growing up in a dystopian future, is never easy one that would break most adults but makes teenage lives thrive. In Adam Rapp and Mike Cavallaro’s fascinating story Decelerate Blue , we get to see the Armageddon through the eyes of one such teenager.

We meet Angela a teenager who notices how certain things are not normal, such as everyone being implanted with a chip to track their every move, an unhealthy obsession with the use of language and real food has been replaced by cement like material which has yielded some fatal incidents. As she struggles her awareness of the shadowy organization known as the Guarantee Committee, it is only spurred by a book written by a famous theorist who predicted the reality Angela lives in. Through a series of mishaps, she finds an underground movement where mostly teenagers live, and they can eat real food and even take in oxygen from a can. This is also where she meets kindred soul in Gladys, someone who finally sees Angela for who she is, at the same time, she envelopes herself in what the world was before Guarantee Committee took over the world. Eventually she meets the author of the book, who her favorite teacher, just so happens to take care of, as everything comes full circle for our heroine. By book’s end, the underground falls apart, and Angela becomes part of GC society once again until she finds liberation in all its glory.

Overall, an excellent graphic novel that is a mirror portrait of society’s obsession with technology and order. The story by Rapp is bleak, engaging,and commanding. The art by Cavallaro is luminous and vivacious. Altogether, a story that will have readers assessing their own obsession with “staying connected”.

Story: Adam Rapp Art: Mike Cavallaro
Story: 9.7 Art: 9.1 Overall: 9.4 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Hero Squared Omnibus SC

Hero Squared Omnibus SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Artist: Joe Abraham, Nathan Watson, Cynthia Martin, Eduardo Barretto, Mark Badger, Chase Conley, Fabio Moon, Zio, Alfa Julia Bax, Mike Cavallaro
Cover Artist: Joe Abraham
Price: $29.99

Milo’s just another slacker in our world, but on a parallel universe, he’s legendary superhero Captain Valor. When Valor is accidentally transported to our world, he moves in with Milo…but he didn’t travel alone. His arch-nemesis Calignous is the alternate reality version of Milo’s girlfriend Stephie, and there’s an army of mutated penguins behind her!

The entire saga from Eisner Award-winning creators Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League International) is fully collected for the first time, also including the tale of how Captain Valor’s team was formed in the prelude series Planetary Brigade. One of comics’ greatest teams brings you the caped laughs once more!

Preview: Mega Man Vol. 7: Blackout: The Curse of Ra Moon

MEGA MAN VOL. 7: BLACKOUT: THE CURSE OF RA MOON

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Mike Cavallaro, Gary Martin, Matt Herms, John Workman
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
978-1-936975-95-2
$11.99/$13.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
104 pp, Full Color

Fresh from the history-making crossover with Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man is back with an all-new adventure! The world has gone dark. Robots have collapsed in the streets. Mega Man awakes to a world without electricity—and a crumbling civilization! With the help of the brilliant Dr. Light, Mega Man and a handful of Robot Masters are sent to the Amazon to stop the source of the world’s power failure. But their mission is not an easy one. The malevolent Ra Moon has awoken, and it’s out to destroy the world. At its command is the unwitting Dr. Wily and his army of Wily-bots and Robot Masters. Can Mega Man and his friends overcome the odds and save the world? Or is this the end of an era? MEGA MAN VOL. 7 collects MEGA MAN #29-32 plus exclusive bonus features!

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Preview: The Fox: Freak Magnet

THE FOX: FREAK MAGNET

Script: Mark Waid, J.M. DeMatteis
Plot/Art: Dean Haspiel, Allen Passalaqua, Mike Cavallaro, Terry Austin, John Workman
Cover: Dean Haspiel
978-1-936975-93-8
$14.99/$16.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 7/2

It’s the critically acclaimed debut of the high-flying FOX! Emmy Award-winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (BILLY DOGMA, HBO’S BORED TO DEATH) and Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL, THRILLBENT) bring the legendary, pulp-style hero The Fox to life in FREAK MAGNET! When photojournalist Paul Patton, Jr. donned a superhero costume, he thought it would be a quick way to make some news–now the strange and unusual just can’t help but be drawn to the freak-magnetism of the fabulous fighting Fox! Then, go back in time for an all-new story featuring the world’s first patriotic superhero, THE SHIELD from acclaimed writer J.M. DeMatteis (ABADAZAD, JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Mike Cavallaro (PARADE WITH FIREWORKS, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28). What connection does the Shield’s top-secret mission in the Arctic have to do with the Fox’s diamond-studded adventure? And what ultra-powerful villains have arrived to wreak havoc?? Read on, dear reader–The Fox and the Shield have their work cut out for them! The Fox: Freak Magnet collects the five-part comic book series of the same name.

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Preview: The Fox #5

The Fox #5

Plot/Script: J.M. DeMatteis
Art: Dean Haspiel, Allen Passalaqua, and John Workman
Cover: Dean Haspiel
FOX FIVE Variant Cover 1: Dean Haspiel
FOX FIVE Variant Cover 2: Howard Chaykin
FOX FIVE Variant Cover 3: Mike Norton
FOX FIVE Variant Cover 4: Mike Cavallaro
FOX FIVE Variant Cover 5: Alex Toth Throwback
On Sale at Specialty Comic Shops Date: 3/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

The fantastically-foxy finale IS HERE in Freak Magnet Part 5: “Future’s End”!

Emmy Award-winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO’s Bored to Death) is joined by acclaimed writer J.M. DeMatteis (Abadazad, Justice League 3000) to conclude the “Freak Magnet” saga of the pulp-style hero The Fox! Our hero has won the day and defeated his evil adversaries, so why does he now find himself trapped 70 years in the past, side-by-side with the legendary hero of WW2 known as THE SHIELD?! And what does the Shield’s arctic battle-royale have to do with the diamond realm?! And will SOMEONE please tell The Fox, aka Paul Patton Jr., why he can’t just have the simple, freak-free life he wants?? Don’t miss the finale to end-em-all, and don’t miss out on collecting all five “FOX FIVE” Variant Covers to this issue! With art from Dean Haspiel, Howard Chaykin, Mike Cavallaro, Mike Norton and a special ALEX TOTH throwback edition!

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