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Preview: Edison Rex #18

Edison Rex #18

Story: Chris Roberson & Dennis Culver
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Dennis Culver
Colorist: Stephen Downer
Letterer: John J. Hill
Price: $0.99
Pages: 16
Rating: 12+

Edison Rex thinks that he will be spending the rest of his life behind bars paying for his past crimes, and that someone else will have to protect the world. But he is about to discover that the world isn’t quite done with him yet.


Preview: Amelia Cole #30: The End of Everything Part 6

Amelia Cole #30: The End of Everything Part 6

Writers: Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride
Artist: Nick Brokenshire
Letterer: Rachel Deering
Price: $0.99
Pages: 17
Rating: 12+

It’s the FINAL ISSUE of AMELIA COLE!  Amelia returns from a mysterious sabbatical, eager to face the future. Join us we say good-bye to the characters and the worlds of AMELIA COLE.


Preview: Amelia Cole #29: The End of Everything Part 5

AMELIA COLE #29: The End of Everything Part 5

Writers: Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride
Artist: Nick Brokenshire
Letterer: Rachel Deering
Price: $0.99
Pages: 22
Rating: 12+

It’s the penultimate issue of AMELIA COLE! Anything we say would undersell it and be a spoiler, but remember: there are no reboots. Everything counts, and no punches are pulled as everyone bands together with Amelia to fight The Council! This is a big one, to put it mildly.


Preview: Amelia Cole and the Impossible Fate

Amelia Cole and the Impossible Fate

Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride (w) • Nick Brokenshire (a & c)

The Council has banished Amelia to the Magic World and Hector to the World of Science, leaving Lemmy and the remains of Omega Company fighting to survive in the war torn Blended World! Now that the enemy has been unleashed, our heroes rally against their IMPOSSIBLE FATE in this epic fourth IDW Publishing volume of Monkeybrain Comics’ acclaimed AMELIA COLE series by Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride, Nick Brokenshire, and Rachel Deering!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-422-1


Preview: Amelia Cole #24

Amelia Cole #24

Writers: Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride
Artist: Nick Brokenshire
Letterer: Rachel Deering
Price: $0.99
Pages: 20
Rating: 12+

Lemmy and Omega Company look for traces of Amelia’s magic in the Blended World while Hector gets a huge surprise in the Non-Magic one– and not all surprises are fun, cake, and presents. Also – someone gets a new look. It’s the final chapter of AMELIA COLE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE FATE, Lemmyheads!



Review: Strange Nation TPB

Strange Nation TPBI am a huge movie buff, as can be ascertained by my previous postings. One of my favorite movies of all time is All The President’s Men, where an intrepid pair of reporters uncovers a huge conspiracy, involving shredding and government employees. Many movies, tried to capture the same intrigue, as this classic film, the most recent being, Kill The Messenger, but none have even come close. That search, ended with Strange Nation, which plays about upon similar machinations but in a fun and suspenseful way.

The comic centers on Norma Park, a former investigative reporter, who lost her job when she uncovered corruption involving politicians. Now she is on her own, still pursuing the same story with the help of a weird sidekick. This has got be one of the weirdest conspiracies, involving aliens, doomsday cults and ape men, thus accentuating the “strange” of Strange Nation. One that any tabloid would be happy to run, which is the reason why Norma got fired.

The story delves into Norma’s personal history as well as personal life, revealing multilayered protagonist, one of the better developed female lead characters I have ever seen. The story also has all the quintessential tropes of a good crime noir novel, allowing murder mystery to occupy the same space as aliens. Eventually, Norma meets Dr. Milo, the main antagonist, and finally finds that truth for which she almost lost everything for. The story arc ends with the revelation of an impending war.

Overall, a fun story that makes light of tabloids and has all the fun quirks of a great Doctor Who episode. Paul Allor’s story is a fun trip down the supermarket aisle where all these creatures exist in those tabloid newspapers. The art by Juan Romera provides enough texture and allure to enhance the noir-ish style story the collaboration is aiming for. Ultimately, this story is a fun mix of Roswell and Manchurian Candidate, definitely worth a read.

Story: Paul Allor Art: Juan Romera
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: BUY

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Bandette #11

Bandette #11

Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Colleen Coover
Price: $0.99
Pages: 21
Rating: 15+

Daniel has been kidnapped! When her dear friend is snatched away without a trace, Bandette, the world’s greatest thief, will spare no resource to get him back! Urchins and allies are deployed! The rich and powerful are strong-armed! But WHO has taken Daniel? And HOW does his disappearance relate to the search for THE HOUSE OF THE GREEN MASK?


Preview: Kings and Canvas #0

Kings and Canvas #0

Writer: Neil Kleid
Artist: Jake Allen
Colorist: Frank Reynoso
Price: $0.99
Pages: 35
Rating: 12+

Years ago, a boxing champion named Mammoth was exiled and imprisoned. Now, a decade later, Mammoth is ready to return to the family, title and country he’d left behind. It’s a land in which man, beast and champion stride a battlefield and either raise their gloves in triumph or taste canvas in defeat. But before he can return, Mammoth has to escape. And every escape has a story. This, then, is the beginning of that story. KINGS AND CANVAS, an original boxing fantasy tale, explores the lengths a man will go to find purpose after life, liberty and career have passed him by. “Game of Thrones meets Rocky”—but with sea dwarves, pirate referees and talking, boxing dragons—KINGS AND CANVAS journeys across the frontier of a changed America in which honor is gained not by using guns or swords, but rather fists, wits and the courage to change.


Preview: Amelia Cole #23: The Impossible Fate Part 5

Amelia Cole #23: The Impossible Fate Part 5

Writers: Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride
Artist: Nick Brokenshire
Letterer: Rachel Deering
Price: $0.99
Pages: 20
Rating: 12+

Lemmy and the Omega Corps fight to keep the Blended World from crumbling under The Council’s reign of terror with the help of some strange new allies! But where in the worlds is Amelia?


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