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Preview: Not All Robots #4

Not All Robots #4

(W) Mark James Russell (A) Mike Deodato, Marco Lesko (CA) Rahzzah
In Shops: Nov 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

In the year 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy co-existence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? Meet the Walters, a human family whose robot, Razorball, ominously spends his free time in the garage working on machines which they’re pretty sure are designed to kill them in this sci-fi satire from Mark Russell (The Flintstones, Second Coming) and Mike Deodato Jr. (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Resistance).

Not All Robots #4

AWA Studios Announces Hotell Vol. 2 #1 and The Crimson Cage #1 for December

Hotell Vol. 2 #1

(W) John Lees (A) Dalibor Talajic, Lee Loughridge
(CA) Keron Grant, Mike Deodato Jr.
ORDER CODE – A: OCT211314, B: OCT211315
FOC: November 8 On Sale: December 1

Five more interconnected stories chronicle another harrowing week at Pierrot Courts, the mysterious roadside motel where lost souls make their last stand with the demons that haunt them. A family, desperate and destitute after being evicted from their home. A struggling artist, yearning for inspiration. A lonely bachelor, tending to his beloved, ailing dog. A brutal motorcycle gang, hunting for a runaway initiate…When all these haunted souls check into the Pierrot Courts, who will survive to check out?

The Crimson Cage #1

(W) John Lees (A/CA) Alex Cormack, Ashley Cormack
ORDER CODE – A: OCT211316, B: OCT211317
FOC: November 15 On Sale: December 8

Double double toil and rumble…Brace yourself for a No-Holds-Bard reimagining of William Shakespeare’s MACBETH from the critically-acclaimed creators of Sink. New Orleans, 1984. Chuck Frenzy is the main event star of the local Louisiana pro wrestling territory, but yearns for something greater. A fateful encounter with a trio of terrifying beings in the Bayou gives Chuck a glimpse of championship glory beyond his wildest dreams…if he is willing to do something terrible to achieve it. Join writer John Lees (HOTELL) and artist Alex Cormack (SEA OF SORROWS) for a thrilling new vision of the classic tale of ambition and madness, starting with this special, oversized first chapter.

AWA Studios’ Hotell Returns for a Second Volume

Artist, Writer, and Artisans (AWA Studios) has announced the return of the original creative team John LeesDalibor Talajic, Lee Loughridge, and Sal Cipriano, to bring fans a second volume of the hit horror series, Hotell. Described as a modern-day Twilight Zone with a twist, the series depicts a roadside motel off of Route 66 where a wide array of heroes and antiheroes make their last stand with the demons that haunt them. Some check out. Most don’t. This series will be in stores monthly on December 1st, 2021, with two covers by Keron Grant and Mike Deodato Jr. before being collected in trade paperback in 2022. 

Five more interconnected stories chronicle another harrowing week at Pierrot Courts, the mysterious roadside motel where lost souls make their last stand with the demons that haunt them. A family, desperate and destitute after being evicted from their home. A struggling artist, yearning for inspiration. A lonely bachelor, tending to his beloved, ailing dog. A brutal motorcycle gang, hunting for a runaway initiated… when all these haunted souls check into Pierrot Courts, who will survive to check out?

Hotell Vol. 2 #1 debuts on December 1st, 2021.

Preview: Not All Robots #2

Not All Robots #2

(W) Mark Russell (A) Mike Deodato Jr. (CA) Rahzzah
In Shops: Sep 08, 2021
SRP: $3.99

In the year of 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy co-existence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? Meet the Walkers, a human family whose robot, Razorball, ominously spends his free time in the garage working on machines which they’re pretty sure are designed to kill them.

Not All Robots #2

Review: The Resistance #5

The Resistance #5

The Boys has changed what most people think of how superheroes are supposed to act. It has changed hoe we should look at such narratives. Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson superlative concoction more than subverts genre, it redefines it.  AS it not only puts  pragmatic narrative into play, one that the DCU movies, have sparingly attempted to do, but lacking the emotive punch needed for the audience to buy into it.

As both seasons thus far has proven to naysayers how to do a story about superheroes the right way. The one premise in the show  which sounded like something in the news, is how the company producing the superhero serum , has sold that same serum to terrorists. As one would logically see that something like that would eventually happen. In The Resistance #5, just like in The Boys, a powerful enemy is found to also have superpowers

We are taken to North Korea, where one young man is about to undergo a public execution, but before this was his plan all along, was for it a public display, where he used his powers to show them that superpowered beings were indomitable. We are also taken to Guatemala, where one of our heroes , stops a child from being  sex trafficked. Our heroes eventually ask Hasburg, of the best way to move forward, leading them to organize a revolution. By the issue’s end, their stand gets resistance from the the military worldwide, leading them to stand firm .

Overall, The Resistance #5 is an exciting penultimate issue. The story by J. Michael Straczynski is hypnotic. The art by the creative team is remarkable. Altogether, an issue where our protagonists realize exactly who they are.

Story: J. Michael Straczynski Art: Mike Deodato Jr., Frank Martin Jr., and Rahzzah
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: The Resistance #4

The Resistance #4

What I absolutely loved about Smallville is the dense world-building. It doesn’t seem like it at first because the character of Superman is well known. What the creators had to overcome was immense because of that fact. They had to make him interesting, especially since many fans thought of him as too “perfect”.

The only other iteration before that explored this fact was the short-lived cartoon in the early 1990s. It did its best to show him while he learned his powers but failed ultimately to tell a compelling story. One of the major catalysts within the story was a “green rock” shower which explained away how everyone else got powers In The Resistance #4 we get an inkling of this same trope.

We are taken to 4 months, earlier in a remote part of New Mexico, where four men rush towards what they feel will be their payday, when they find a meteor, not knowing this is how they get affected. We are taken back to the United Nations Security Council, where they are assuming the worst is behind them, but still not having full knowledge of how the losses occurred in the first place. We also see Hasburg confronted by two superpower beings, as they plead for his help in understanding how they got it and how to use it. By issue’s end, Lisa using her powers of imposition shows him just how many of them are there and how they can affect real change.

Overall, The Resistance #4 is a strong fourth issue that gives readers the proper perspective. The story by J. Michael Straczynski is spellbinding. The art by the creative team is impressive. Altogether, a story where the protagonists become invincible.

Story: J. Michael Straczynski Art: Mike Deodato Jr., Frank Martin Jr., and Rahzzah
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Marvel, Hermes Press, Harlequin, and Yen Press all have New Releases on comiXology

There are nine new releases available now on comiXology. You can get comics from Marvel, Harlequin, Hermes Press, and Yen Press. Get shopping now or check them out below.

Captivated By The Brooding Billionaire

Written by Rebecca Winters
Art by Atsuko Nakamura
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Desperately needing to get away, Abby takes a vacation to Europe and meets gorgeous Raoul. His sexy body and dark, brooding eyes instantly captivate her. While she’s staying at the winery that he operates, Abby can’t help but hope that Raoul might be her destined lover. But in order to get close to Raoul, she’ll first have to deal with his cruel aristocratic family!

Captivated By The Brooding Billionaire

Dethany and the Other Clique

Written by H.H. Glenn, Bill Holbrook
Art by Bill Holbrook
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“Dethany and the Other Clique is a graphic novel prequel to the hit comic strip series On the Fastrack, created by Bill Holbrook. The lighthearted, middle-grade reader follows the popular comic character Dethany Dendrobia as she navigates daily life in contemporary middle school.

The 128-page graphic novel’s humor spoofs the restrictiveness of a school’s culture of cliques by taking its social strata to absurd extremes. Upper elementary and middle-grade readers will enjoy the laughs along the way and cheer its ultimate celebration of individuality.”

Dethany and the Other Clique

Emma Frost Vol. 1: Higher Learning

Written by Karl Bollers
Art by Randy Green
Cover by Greg Horn
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Collects Emma Frost #1-6.

Learn the secret of how the Astonishing X-Men’s diamond-sculpted seductress, Emma Frost, became the formidable woman she is today. Witness the first time her mutant powers manifested, her difficulties at home and in school, and her early first love that explains how she blossomed from an innocent teenager into the wealthy, ruthless, feared and desired White Queen who has fought alongside and against the X-Men!

Emma Frost Vol. 1: Higher Learning

Incredible Hulk: Big Things

Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Doug Braithwaite, Mike Deodato Jr., Darick Robertson
Cover by Mike Deodato Jr.
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Collects Incredible Hulk (1999) #70-76.

All is revealed in this arc-including the identity of the man behind the sneering lips! When Banner awakens in a post-apocalyptic future, his problems are just beginning. The mastermind behind the plot that made him a fugitive has big plans for the Hulk. Plus: The Hulk goes toe-to-toe with the Invincible Iron Man in a classic super-hero showdown!

Incredible Hulk: Big Things

Incredible Hulk: Dead Like Me

Written by Garth Ennis, Bruce Jones
Art by Doug Braithwaite, John McCrea
Cover by Mike Deodato Jr.
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Collects Incredible Hulk (1999) #66-69, Hulk Smash (2001) #1-2.

There’s something big and nasty in the desert, and it’s cutting a bloody swath toward Dr. Bruce Banner – the man also known as the Incredible Hulk! As Banner marshals the monster within for his ultimate battle, he must be ready to confront a creature with intimate knowledge of his very soul.

Incredible Hulk: Dead Like Me

Incredible Hulk: Split Decisions

Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Mike Deodato Jr.
Cover by Mike Deodato Jr.
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Collects Incredible Hulk (1999) #60-65.

Still caught in a relentless conspiracy to capture him by a mysterious clandestine organization, the indomitable Hulk faces off against a new array of powerful abominations. Aided only by his old friend and foe, Doc Samson, and his mysterious benefactor – the enigmatic Mr. Blue (whose identity is at last revealed in its entirety) – the Hulk must fight to save both his life and reputation.

Incredible Hulk: Split Decisions

The Phantom: The Complete Sundays Vol. 9: 1966-1970

Written by Lee Falk
Art by Sy Barry
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“The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues!

The long anticipated ninth volume of the reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk’s full color Phantom Sundays continues! This volume continues the long awaited SY BARRY years of the Sunday stripes! Fans of The Ghost Who Walks have waited for years to have a complete series of full size hardcover volumes featuring the complete Phantom Sundays and this is the ninth book in the series. As with Hermes Press’ complete reprint of The Phantom dailies, this book contains every strip digitally reconstructed to perfection”

The Phantom: The Complete Sundays Vol. 9: 1966-1970

So I’m a Spider, So What? #51.2

Written by Okina Baba
Art by Asahiro Kakashi
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So I'm a Spider, So What? #51.2

Un Mari Pour La Vie

Written by Anne Mather
Art by Marito Ai
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Il y a deux ans, Rachel a surpris son mari, Ben, au lit avec la baby-sitter. Ben a même le culot de lui dire qu’il ne l’avait pas trompée ! Depuis, ils vivent séparément, mais voilà que le petit ami de Rachel lui propose d’emménager ensemble. Le temps semble venu pour Rachel de tourner la page, elle demande donc le divorce à Ben. Elle veut épouser Simon et s’installer avec lui pour le bien de sa petite fille, le seul souci est que… Ben refuse catégoriquement !

Un Mari Pour La Vie

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Chariot Gets Variant Covers from Jeff Dekal, Mike Deodato Jr., Elias Chatzoudis, and John Gallagher

AWA Studios’ imprint Upshot Studios has unveiled all six covers for their March “Big Book” title Chariot by Bryan Edward HillPriscilla Petraites, and Marco Lesko.

The Chariot was a Cold War-era secret government project to provide its star agent with a weapon unlike any other in the form of a supercharged muscle car. It sank into the ocean decades ago, and the agent along with it. Now, a petty criminal looking to reform his life has stumbled upon the Chariot, and he’s about to find out that the agent’s consciousness is still controlling it in this synthwave thriller.

Along with AWA Studios’ Cover A by Jeff Dekal and Cover B by Mike Deodato Jr.,  Upshot is announcing the retailer exclusive variants commissioned by Sanctum Sanctorum Comics & Oddities of Plymouth, MI and Slab City Comics in Godalming, Surrey, UK, featuring artist Elias Chatzoudis; and Sad Lemon Comics in Ickleford, UK, featuring artist John Gallagher.

Chariot is in shops March 3, 2021.

ComiXology Delivers 6 New Releases Including Daredevil, Wolverine, and Punisher vs. Bullseye

There are six new releases on comiXology today from Marvel and Harlequin. Marvel delivers classic stories from Daredevil, Wolverine, and Punisher vs. Bullseye. Check them all out now or the individual releases below.

Battle For Love

Written by Stephanie Howard
Art by Hiroko Miura
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When Shiona is reunited with her stepbrother, Jake, his scornful gaze brings back the pain of the past. Her mother had married into Jake’s family, and Shiona had always secretly been in love with him. But he still blames her for his brother’s death. Jake’s cold attitude toward Shiona shatters her, but his engagement brings forth an unexpected turn of events!

Battle For Love

Daredevil: Marvel Knights Collection Vol. 1

Written by David Mack, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Quesada, Kevin Smith
Art by Rob Haynes, Joe Quesada, Dave Ross
Cover by Joe Quesada
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Collects Daredevil (1998) #1-15.

Claiming her infant is humanity’s savior, a teenager entrusts her baby to Matt Murdock. Plus: The femme fatale called Echo sets her sights on Daredevil.

Daredevil: Marvel Knights Collection Vol. 1

Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine Vol. 2

Written by Chris Claremont, Erik Larsen, Marv Wolfman
Art by John Buscema, Klaus Janson, Erik Larsen, Joe Rubinstein
Cover by John Byrne
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Collects material from Marvel Comics Presents #39-50.

Like things as clear as black and white? You’re in luck — but Wolverine isn’t, as the mysterious Black Shadow/White Shadow uses his energy powers to double-team everyone’s favorite feral fighter! Then, Wolverine wanders into a costumed kidnapping scheme run by an old classmate of the web-slinger known as Spider-Man! And find out just how connected Wolverine is as we meet another mysterious marvel from his past!

Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine Vol. 2

Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine Vol. 3

Written by Michael Higgins, Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza
Art by Dan Day, Chris Ivy, Rob Liefeld
Dave Ross, Joe Rubinstein
Cover by Dale Keown
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Collects material from Marvel Comics Presents #51-61.

A murderous mutant is loose, forcing Wolverine to face a feral former teammate whose descent into death could be his own! Plus: the clawed Canadian gets another rematch with the Incredible Hulk! Featuring the return of a long-forgotten X-Man!

Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine Vol. 3

Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine Vol. 4

Written by Howard Mackie, Dwight Zimmerman
Art by Harry Candelario, Paul Ryan, Mark Texeira
Cover by Rob Liefeld
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Collects material from Marvel Comics Presents #62-71.

The mayhem-loving mutant faces occult intrigue against Abdul Alhazred, while fallout from the Acts of Vengeance brings him face to facelessness with the ninjas of Deathwatch! Wolverine does it again, and he does it the best! Guest-starring Ghost Rider!

Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine Vol. 4

Punisher vs. Bullseye

Written by Daniel Way
Art by Steve Dillon
Cover by Mike Deodato Jr.
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Collects Punisher vs Bullseye #1-5.

Alphonse Patrillo’s a rare breed: a mob boss who looked down the barrel of the Punisher’s rifle and lived to tell about it. Ever since that day, he’s taken pains – great pains – to stay under the Punisher’s radar while he schemed his revenge. Now, Uncle Fonzie has got a plan: He’s going to fight fire with fire. Who do you hire to take out a relentless psychopath like the Punisher? An even more relentless psychopath. And this guy, well, let’s just say he never misses.

Punisher vs. Bullseye

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AWA Studios, Magnetic, and Harlequin Deliver 8 New Digital Comics Today

ComiXology Delivers eight new digital comics for you today including the first round of collections from AWA Studios. You’ll also find new releases from Harlequin and Magnetic Press. Find all eight comics and get shopping here or check out the individual releases below.

Archangel 8

Written by Michael Moreci
Art by C.P. Smith
Colored by Snakebite Cortez
Cover by Jeff Dekal
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In a world beyond the sight of mortals, Heaven and Hell wage war for the souls of mankind. Principal among God’s legion are seven archangels written about in religious texts for millennia. But there is an eighth archangel, known only from passing allusions in Apocrypha, who operates under a different code. Fighting without God’s sanction, he faces the enemy on his own terms, and shows just how bad good can be.

Archangel 8

A Baby For The Boss

Written by Maureen Child
Art by Megumi Toda
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Jenny is at a loss. Finally getting a big opportunity for her career, she finds out she’ll have to work with Mike of all people. Jenny had once felt an instant connection with the tall, handsome billionaire. But it had all disappeared when their one-night stand led to a horrible misunderstanding the next morning. Now, trying to forget their past intimacy while working with Mike makes it increasingly difficult for Jenny to deny her feelings. She succumbs and they share another passionate night together. Jenny finds out she’s pregnant, but Mike can’t seem to get over the past…

A Baby For The Boss

The Contaxis Baby

Written by Lynne Graham
Art by Kanako Uesugi
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“A horrible woman who drove her boyfriend, Connor, to his death.” That’s the cruel reputation that haunts Lizzie. But worse still is the truth about Connor, which Lizzie refuses to reveal. With a heavy heart, Lizzie agrees to a friend’s invitation for a night out. There, she draws the eye of a Greek man named Sebastian. She spends the night with him…but little does she know, his true intention is revenge!

The Contaxis Baby

Hotell

Written by John Lees
Art by Dalibor Talajic
Colored by Lee Loughridge
Cover by Kaare Andrews, Keron Grant
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You won’t find it on any map, but if you happen to be driving down Route 66 late at night and you’re truly desperate for shelter, sanctuary or secrecy, you might see a battered sign on the side of the road: The Pierrot Courts Hotel – where many check in but few check out.

Hotell

Red Border

Written by Jason Starr
Art by Will Conrad
Colored by Ivan Nunes
Cover by Tim Bradstreet
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A young Mexican couple narrowly escapes the Juarez Cartel by fleeing across the border into Texas, only to be run down in the desert by the Cartel’s most brutal thugs. Rescued by a mysterious local who takes them to the safety of his family’s ranch, the couple soon realize their hosts have more than just skeletons in their closet. Trapped in a house of horrors beyond their wildest imagination, the army of assassins on their trail might be the least of their problems.

Red Border

The Collected Toppi Vol. 4: The Cradle of Life

Written by Sergio Toppi
Art by Sergio Toppi
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The fourth volume contains ten tales set in Africa, India, and Australia, presented in English for the first time: The Kokombo Dossier, Bwuma, my Son, Warramunga, M’Felewzi, and Pacific Island. Featuring a foreword by NYTimes and Eisner-winning author John Jennings.

The Collected Toppi Vol. 4: The Cradle of Life

The Resistance

Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Mike Deodato Jr.
Colored by Lee Loughridge, Frank Martin Jr.
Cover by Rahzzah, Mike Deodato Jr.
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J. Michael Straczynski – creator of Babylon 5, co-creator of Sense8, and writer of beloved runs on The Amazing Spider-man, Thor, and Superman: Earth One – returns to comics teaming with Mike Deodato Jr. – the blockbuster artist of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Infinity Wars. Together they plant the flag for a new universe of heroes and villains. A global disaster leaves hundreds of millions dead in its wake. Shortly after, a few thousand suddenly manifest superhuman powers. Are they harbingers of more perils to come…or Earth’s last hope?

The Resistance

Year Zero

Written by Benjamin Percy
Art by Ramon Rosanas
Colored by Lee Loughridge
Cover by Kaare Andrews
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Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars: Age of Resistance) team up to present an epic tale that offers a global look at the Zombie Apocalypse. A Japanese hitman, a Mexican street urchin, an Afghan military aide, a Polar research scientist, a midwestern American survivalist – five survivors of a horrific global epidemic who must draw upon their unique skills and deepest instincts to navigate a world of shambling dead. Year Zero wrestles with the weighty moral and theological questions posed by the pandemic and investigates its cause and possible cure.

Year Zero

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