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Preview: Space Battle Lunchtime #3


(W/A/C/CA) Natalie Riess (@Snarlbear)
Age Range: 8 and up
Genre: Sci-fi
Price: $3.99
32 pages

After surviving one round of Space Battle Lunchtime, Peony is a little more confident in her cooking abilities. And the chefs are warned against sabotaging each other, so maybe this round will go a little more smoothly. OR… the sabotage will continue! And this time, someone may end up in the hospital!


Preview: Space Battle Lunchtime #2


(W/A/C/CA) Natalie Riess (@Snarlbear)
Age Range: 8 and up
Genre: Sci-fi
Price: $3.99
32 pages

Meet the chefs of the hit show Space Battle Lunchtime! Peony, the only contestant from Earth (and the only one who’s never heard of the show before!), is having a bit of trouble with her ingredient—which comes from a planet she didn’t even know existed. (Also: What is moon butter???) But it’s the other chefs she’ll need to watch out for—they’ll stop at nothing to win.


Kid’s Review: Space Battle Lunchtime #1


My name is Patrick Healy and, for the last six years, I have been writing comic book reviews in addition to my own literary work. This summer, in order to encourage critical thinking and technological proficiency, I am going to be teaching my daughter comic book review. Keira and I have shared a love of comic books all of her life and we invite you to share this experience with us as we develop written and cognitive skills.

Hi, I am Keira and I am 8 years old and I am in 3rd grade. I like the colors blue and green. I like to cook meals and I like to bake. I love to see super heroes because they are AWESOME!

The book I am reviewing is called Space Battle Lunchtime. The main characters are Peony and Zonda. They start at Peony’s store and end up in the galaxy. They get teleported there so they can get ready for a lunch time battle. The lunch time battle is a cooking competition for TV.

I think this was very good because Peony makes it fun. Peony is like me because she likes baking and I like that. I also really like it because I am a big fan of baking and reading and space.

Something that I wish was different about Space Battle Lunchtime is that it is only one issue.  I wish the it was all in one book so that I didn’t have to wait for more story. I did not like the scene where she trips and the alien caught her. It made me feel weird. I was also afraid when Peony trusted an alien because I thought they might kill her.

If someone asked me if I would recommend this book, I would say yes because it is a great book and it is fun.

Story: Natalie Riess Art: Natalie Riess
Story: 5 Art: 10 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Space Battle Lunchtime #1


(W/A/C/CA) Natalie Riess
Retailer incentive alternate cover illustrated by Carey Pietsch
Fried Pie Comics interconnecting variant cover illustrated by Leila Del Duca
Age Range: 8 and up
Genre: Sci-fi
Price: $3.99

Space Battle Lunchtime is a hit show broadcast all over the universe, and the new season is about to start! When one of the competing chefs drops out at the last minute, an aspiring baker from earth, Peony, gets the opportunity of a lifetime (and a chance at a 20,000 Solarbuck prize!). But is she ready for the cutthroat world of intergalactic cooking?


Preview: Coming Soon to a Comic Shop Near You


(W) Andrew Wheeler, J. Torres, Natalie Riess
(A/CA) Paulina Ganucheau, Corin Howell, Maarta Laiho, Natalie Riess

Exclusive previews of three of our upcoming spring titles, complete with behind-the-scenes photos and artwork! First up, ANOTHER CASTLE by Andrew Wheeler (Editor-in-Chief of Comics Alliance) and Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce). This sword and sorcery fantasy epic will surprise you at every turn! Next, J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!, Brobots), Corin Howell (Bat-Mite, Jem and the Holograms, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Maarta Laiho (Lumberjanes, Adventure Tiime: Candy Capers) join forces with THE MIGHTY ZODIAC, an action-packed adventure set in a rich fantasy world. Finally, enter SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME by Natalie Riess—a high-stakes cooking competition in the far reaches of space!

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Oni Press Exclusive First Look

Oni Press has announced Coming Soon to a Comic Shop Near You, a full-color 32-page exclusive preview of three spring 2016 titles: Another Castle, The Mighty Zodiac, and Space Battle Lunchtime, complete with behind-the-scenes photos and artwork.

Another Castle is a sword and sorcery comedy starring a damsel in distress who doesn’t wait to get rescued, brought to you by writer Andrew Wheeler and artist Paulina Ganucheau.

Princess Misty of Beldora longs for a more exciting life, but gets more than she bargained for when she is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of the neighboring kingdom of Grimoire. He intends to marry her and conquer Beldora, leading the land into ruin and chaos. Together with the long-suffering citizens of Grimoire and a certain bumbling prince, Misty must fight to protect her kingdom and free both realms from Badlug’s tyrannical rule. This series is perfect for fans of Lumberjanes, Princeless, and Zodiac Starforce.

Writer J. Torres, artist Corin Howell, and colorist Maarta Laiho join forces with The Mighty Zodiac, an action-packed adventure set in a rich fantasy world, perfect for fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Usagi Yojimbo and Kung Fu Panda.

After the Blue Dragon dies and the stars fall out of the sky, it’s up to the Zodiac Clan to collect them before the evil Moon Rabbit Army takes them for their own dark purposes. But there’s another hitch: the leader of the Zodiac Clan, Master Long, has fallen ill, and the stars could be the only thing strong enough tho save him.

Last but not least, enter Space Battle Lunchtime by newcomer Natalie Riess, a high-stakes cooking competition in the far reaches of space!

Peony dreams of being a world-renowned pastry chef, but for now she works at a bakery to get herself through school. But then she gets the opportunity of a lifetime – a recruiter is looking for contestants to a large cooking competition. What Peony doesn’t know is just how large – the contestants come from every corner of the universe, and the show is broadcast all over space! Peony may be out of her element, but with a passion for desserts, nerves of steel, and a little help from her friends, she might just have a shot at victory.

Coming Soon to a Comic Shop Near You arrives in local comic book shops on January 6, 2016.

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