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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

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #4

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #4

Cavan Scott (w) • Francesco Francavilla, Nicoletta Baldari (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

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

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars Galaxy and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asajj Ventress, Jabba the Hutt—all under the shadow of Darth Vader!

Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott, with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire, Francesco Francavilla, Kelley Jones, Megan Levens, and Charles Paul Wilson III!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #4

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #81

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #81

Thom Zahler (w) • Nicoletta Baldari (a & c)

It’s Foals and Friends Weekend at the Wonderbolts Academy, but after an accident during practice, Rumble finds himself grounded. Good thing General Dauntless is there with a story or two to tell! Including one about the only Earth pony who has ever been a member of the Wonderbolts…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #81

Chilling Tales of a Galaxy Far, Far Away Return to Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Following the success of last year’s Tales from Vader’s Castle comic-book miniseries, IDW Publishing heads back to the lava planet Mustafar for more Halloween-timed storytelling in Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle.

Shipping weekly throughout October, this five-issue story pairs Star Wars Adventuresmainstay writer Cavan Scott with Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla for the story of torment deep within Fortress Vader, one that frames five tales of terror to thrill young and mature readers alike!

Each issue focuses on a different villain, each story written by Cavan Scott and illustrated by a renowned comic creator:

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle.
  1. Darth Maul, illustrated by Megan Levens: “Maul is the counterpoint and nemesis of my favorite character from the saga, Obi-Wan Kenobi, so getting to tell a part of his story (and draw those fabulous tattoos) was something I didn’t hesitate to sign up for!”
  2. Grand Moff Tarkin, illustrated by Kelley Jones: “Although I rooted against him, I always had a sneaking admiration for Tarkin, as he was – in all honesty – the real evil of the Empire: cold, calculating, and all too human!”
  3. Asajj Ventress, illustrated by Nick Brokenshire: “I can’t wait to show you the super-creepy shenanigans we’re getting up to in the Star Wars universe!”
  4. Jabba the Hutt, illustrated by Nicoletta Baldari: “These are the comics you’re looking for!”
  5. Darth Vader, illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III: “I told IDW that I’d draw the Kessel Run in less than 14 parsecs if they could get me on this book again, and they told me I could do it… but only if it was in under 12.”

Each issue of Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle will feature Cover A by Francesco Francavilla, Cover B by that issue’s respective guest artist, and a special black-and-white retailer incentive edition by Francavilla. Issue #1 will also include a special Derek Charm retailer incentive variant.

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