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Exclusive Preview: Crashing #3

We have an exclusive first look at Crashing #3, out this week, November 16th, from IDW Publishing. If you haven’t been reading this series, you’ve been missing out. Writer and creator Matthew Klein had this to say about the issue:

We reach the turning point in the series and Rose drives right through a crossroads! Up until now Rose has convinced herself that every risk she’s taken to save lives has been justified…including relapsing after being seven years sober. Now, we take away every pretense she has used, every coping mechanism she thought would shield her, and force her to confront an unspeakable secret. There’s nothing quite like pushing your protagonist to the limit and by the last page of issue three, readers will see just how far Rose can be pushed.

Check out the full details of the issue and get a look below!

Crashing #3

Written by Matthew Klein
Art by Morgan Beem
Colors by Triona Farrell
Letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Edited by Heather Antos
Assistant Editor Vanessa Real
Cover A by Morgan Beem
Cover B by Nicoletta Baldari
Cover C by Nick Brokenshire

The past strikes back! Doctor Rose Osler’s darkest secrets are dragged into a harsh light when she and her anti-Powered movement leader husband are threatened by a Powered menace. Will they survive this home invasion? Rose’s downward spiral sinks to a new low as we reach this explosive point of no return.

Crashing #3

Preview: My Little Pony Omnibus Vol. 7

My Little Pony Omnibus Vol. 7

(W) Thom Zahler, Jeremy Whitley, Ted Anderson, Kate Sherron, Christina Rice, Mary Kenney (A) Tony Fleecs, Tony Kuusisto, Kate Sherron, Casey W. Coller (A/CA) Nicoletta Baldari
In Shops: Feb 16, 2022
SRP: $24.99

Follow the adventures of all your favorite Ponies in these tales of friendship and fun from all over Equestria in this graphic novel omnibus! Collects issues #79-88 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

A celebration to mark the founding of Ponyville kicks things off; then, Pinkie Pie gets the gang together for some live-action role playing; and after a trip to the Wonderbolts Academy for Foals and Friends Weekend opens a window into the past! Plus, an escaped Cerberus equals quite the ruckus for our favorite fillies; Twilight Sparkle receives a mysterious message about a missing turtle; and, back at the School of Friendship it’s exam time, and Ocellus has come up with an idea for a stellar project that’s sure to impress all her teachers-a history of Equestria shown through her own unique Changeling abilities! It all ends with one of the biggest events in Equestria! Strap in, sports fans, because it’s time for the Draytona Breach 500!

My Little Pony Omnibus Vol. 7

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Shadow of Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures: Shadow of Vader’s Castle

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Derek Charm, Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla
In Shops: Nov 04, 2020
SRP: $7.99

The Empire has fallen, and the Mustafarians celebrate. But they know they will never be safe as long as they live in the shadow of Vader’s Castle. Two young boys decide they’re going to destroy the castle themselves. But a wizened old Mustafarian tries to put them off by telling them tales to teach them the lessons they might otherwise have to learn the hard way.

Star Wars Adventures: Shadow of Vader's Castle

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 19

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 19

(W) Sam Maggs, Thom Zahler, Kate Sherron (A) Toni Kuusisto, Nicoletta Baldari (A/CA) Kate Sherron
In Shops: Aug 19, 2020
SRP: $17.99

Great stories, great adventures, and valuable lessons, brought to you by Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack, Fluttershy, and all your pony friends! It’s exam time at the School of Friendship, and Ocellus has come up with an idea for a stellar project that’s sure to impress all her teachers-a history of Equestria shown through her own unique Changeling abilities! Collects issues #84-88 of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 19

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Cavan Scott (Author) Francesco Francavilla (Artist) Megan Levens (Artist) Nicoletta Baldari (Artist) Kelley Jones (Artist) Charles Paul Wilson III (Artist) Derek Charm (Cover Artist)

Return to Vader’s Castle for a spooky spin on your favorite villains from a galaxy far, far away….

This exciting graphic novel explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Jabba the Hutt, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asaji Ventress–all under the shadow of Darth Vader!

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Cavan Scott (Author) Francesco Francavilla (Artist) Megan Levens (Artist) Nicoletta Baldari (Artist) Kelley Jones (Artist) Charles Paul Wilson III (Artist) Derek Charm (Cover Artist)

Return to Vader’s Castle for a spooky spin on your favorite villains from a galaxy far, far away….

This exciting graphic novel explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Jabba the Hutt, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asaji Ventress–all under the shadow of Darth Vader!

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Preview: Starcadia Quest: Heart of a Star

Starcadia Quest: Heart of a Star

James Roberts (Author) Aurelio Mazzara (Artist) Nicoletta Baldari ()

CMON games brings their most beloved game properties to graphic novels!

The Starcadia universe is expanding for the first time with all new stories. Expanding the world of Starcadia Quest, the latest stand-alone game in the Arcadia Quest family where players fight alien monsters and each other, find new gear, explore the far reaches of space, and do their best to not become alien chow.

Starcadia Quest: Heart of a Star

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 18

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 18

(W) Sam Maggs, Thom Zahler, Kate Sherron (A) Toni Kuusisto, Nicoletta Baldari (A/CA) Kate Sherron
In Shops: Feb 05, 2020
SRP: $17.99

It’s the anniversary of the founding of Ponyville-which means it’s time for a celebration! With a surprise show in store for Mayor Mare, it’s up to Twilight and Apple Bloom to keep the festivities a secret… but that might be hard in a town like Ponyville, where you never know who might show up!

Then, roll a natural 20 as Pinkie Pie and the rest of your favorite ponies get ready for a live-action role playing game for the ages! With elaborate costumes, captured princes, and one of Pinkie’s famous cakes on the line, you can bet things are going to get crazy! Collects issues #79-83 of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 18

Review: Big Hero 6: The Series #1

Big Hero 6: The Series #1

Big Hero 6 is a property that has morphed from its Marvel roots to the animated adventure that hit the big screen years ago. That hit film spawned manga, a television series, and now a comic by IDW Publishing based on the series. Thankfully, Big Hero 6: The Series #1 captures the all-ages enthusiasm that oozes from the film a show.

Delivering two adventures the comic oozes the positive and infectious enthusiasm the series is known for.

Written by Hannah Blumenreich with art by Nicoletta Baldari and lettering by Christa Miesner Fred’s Comic Book Adventure” is the main story of the issue. With the team away on a field trip, Fred is left to his own devices as he imagines battling evil robots on his own. And that imagination is funneled into a comic chronicling his adventures.

What’s really impressive is the narrative and the art together. Blumenreich has fun with changing Fred’s adventures as his ability to draw limits him in ways. There’s some solid lessons there for readers but it also creates fun visuals for Baldari. There, the style of the art shifts from the “real world.” It delivers a visual treat as we get to experience how Fred sees things and the comic has some fun with that too. The comic within a comic concept has been done before but the team not only delivers an entertaining adventure but also has no issues poking fun at the concept as well.

In “Mini Maximum Noodle Dog,” Mini Max is forced to wait outside while Fred grabs food. Writer Joe Caramagna delivers a very cute story that’d work so well as an animated short. Baldari and Miesner again provide the art and lettering. It’s an adorable story that feels like a bonus to the main adventures. But, much like the Pixar shorts before the main film, it’s beyond enjoyable and more than welcome.

Big Hero 6: The Series #1 is an all-ages comic that captures the fun of the television and film. It delivers an enthusiasm that’s hard not to feel while reading. It’s infectious in a way. Definitely one to pick up for fans of the property or for parents looking to find a superhero comic for their young readers.

Fred’s Comic Book Adventure
Story: Hannah Blumenreich Art: Nicoletta Baldari
Mini Maximum Noodle Dog
Story: Joe Caramagna Art: Nicoletta Baldari
Letterer and Design: Christa Miesner

Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Big Hero 6: The Series #1

Big Hero 6: The Series #1

(W) Hannah Blumenreich (A) Nicoletta Baldari (CA) Gurihiru
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Based on the hit Disney Channel series! Hiro, Honey Lemon, Wasabi and Go Go are all off on a class trip for the day-leaving Fred at home to defend San Fransokyo! He’d better come up with a strategy, just in case-and what better way to do that than by writing his very own Big Hero 6 comic book!

Join Hiro, Wasabi, Fred, Go Go, Honey Lemon and Baymax for new adventures, new friends, and new adversaries as the Big Hero 6 team continues to fight to protect San Fransokyo!

Big Hero 6: The Series #1
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