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Preview: Letter 44 #29

LETTER 44 #29

(W) Charles Soule
(A/CA) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
(C) Dan Jackson
AGE RATING: Mature
GENRE: Sci-fi
PRICE: $19.99
32 PAGES

No one has ever set foot on Mars soil—until now. After the crew of the Clarke crash-land into the red planet, they’ll need to figure out a way to survive—especially when the Builders come looking for them. On Earth, Blades gets some disturbing news about the 666 meant to survive the end of the world, as well as the contents of a recently blown-up mountain in Nevada.

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Preview: Time Share

TIME SHARE

(W) Patrick Keller
(A/C/CA) Dan McDaid
AGE RATING: Mature
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $19.99
168 PAGES

After a time bending adventure, Ollie Finch was set to go home in his uncle’s rocket car time machine when everything went sideways. He’s at the center of a maelstrom of paradoxes that threatens to destroy the multiverse. Fortunately, Ollie’s fellow time traveling friends might just help straighten things out: Teddy, the brain-damaged cyborg assassin; Bax, the soldier from the post-apocalyptic future sent to stop Teddy’s mission; Preston, the 19th-century inventor; Curtis, self-proclaimed Time Master; and Roxy, Ollie’s scorned ex-girlfriend. Can this band of losers stop Phil, the world-conquering artificial intelligence… in time?

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Preview: Night’s Dominion #5

NIGHT’S DOMINION #5

(W/A/C/CA) Ted Naifeh
AGE RANGE: Ages 16+
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

The battle for the city of Umber has begun.

Emerane finds herself standing between the city she hates and total annihilation, and must decide if Umber, cruel and corrupt though it may be, deserves its fate. But the faces of terrified citizens make her decision easy. She finds herself fighting alongside the Furie himself, as well as her companions: the Asp, the Magus, and the Acolyte, each of whom reveal hidden power. But will they be enough? Against the overwhelming might of Death’s army, is there any hope of victory?

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Preview: Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth #5

JEFF STEINBERG: CHAMPION OF EARTH #5

(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov and Tony Fleecs
(A/CA) Tony Fleecs
(CA) Luigi Anderson
AGE RANGE: Ages 16+
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

The penultimate issue of Jeff Steinberg’s first series! Do you think Jeff even knows what the word “penultimate” means? Yeah, us either. It’s the second to last issue of Jeff’s first intergalactic adventure and our hero… Wait, “hero”? It’s not like he got chosen because he was saving kittens from trees or anything—he was just trying to poop… Anyway, it’s almost over! Jeff’s survived thus far, maybe he won’t actually screw everything up! (unlikely)

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Preview: Angel City #4

Angel City #4

(W) Janet Harvey
(A/CA) Megan Levens
(C/CA) Nick Filardi
AGE RANGE: Ages 16+
GENRE: Noir, Mystery
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

When MGM’s top star is linked to the April Fools murder, the studio will go to great, dangerous lengths to shut down the rumors. Meanwhile, Dolores calls on her skills as a mob enforcer to get answers from Brenda’s driver, Rollo. But without Gino Volante’s protection, Dolores may be out of her depth—and the “fixers” will let her know it.

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Oni Press in March 2017

REDLINE #1

(W) Neal Holman
(A/CA) Clayton McCormack
(C) Kelly Fitzpatrick
ALTERNATE COVER illustrated by David Kuettel and Kat Stockton
FOC: 2/6/17
IN STORES: 3/8/17
DIAMOND CODE (COVER A): JAN171893
DIAMOND CODE (COVER B INCV): JAN171894
AGE RANGE: Mature, 17+
GENRE: Sci-fi, Dark Comedy
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

MARS. The near future-ish. A bomb takes out a city block on Harrison Station. The media rush to blame the local terrestrials (re: aliens), however Superintendent Denton Coyle has a feeling that it may not be so simple… or maybe that feeling is Coyle’s hangover gut bomb. It’s unclear… like a 50/50 shot, it’s a mistake or explosive diarrhea. Maybe it’s both? In other words, it’s yet another Tuesday on Mars.

This tale erupts with a literal bang, and follows the efforts of one grizzled investigator on Mars trying to uncover the truth behind an alien terrorist plot… even though everyone else would prefer it just remain hidden.

Alternate cover illustrated by David Kuettel and Kat Stockton (FX’s Archer)!

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LETTER 44 #31

(W) Charles Soule
(A/CA) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
(C) Dan Jackson
FOC: 2/27/17
IN STORES: 3/22/17
DIAMOND CODE: JAN171895
AGE RANGE: Mature, 16+
GENRE: Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

No one knows when the end will come, only that it will come, and soon. There is no hope for the world, but humanity remains intact. On Mars, the crew of the Clarke are lost in a last-ditch effort to keep the Builders from taking what they want most—Astra—and leaving the rest of them for dead. Charlotte is determined to keep Astra with her family until the end—whenever it may come.

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ANGEL CITY #6

(W) Janet Harvey
(A/CA) Megan Levens
(C) Nick Filardi
FOC: 2/20/17
IN STORES: 3/15/17
DIAMOND CODE: JAN171896
AGE RANGE: Mature, 16+
GENRE: Noir, Mystery
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

In the thrilling conclusion to Angel City, Dolores and Joe must fight their way out of a tight corner, and go up against the cops, the mob, and even city hall to get justice for Frances’s murder. But even if they find the people responsible, can Dolores wring a confession from them before the clock runs out?

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RICK AND MORTY #24

(W) Kyle Starks
(A) Marc Ellerby
(C) Katy Farina
(CA) CJ Cannon with Katy Farina
ALTERNATE COVER illustrated by Sfé R. Monster
FOC: 3/6/17
IN STORES: 3/29/17
DIAMOND CODE (COVER A): JAN171897
DIAMOND CODE (COVER B INCV): JAN171898
AGE RANGE: Ages 16+
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGESIn this special one-shot illustrated by series backup artist Marc Ellerby, Rick, Morty, and Summer

In this special one-shot illustrated by series backup artist Marc Ellerby, Rick, Morty, and Summer find themselves stranded on an alien ship. But could the ship be HAUNTED? Yes, I mean, it probably is.

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INVADER ZIM #19

(W) Eric Trueheart
(A/CA) Warren Wucinich
ALTERNATE COVER illustrated by KC Green
FOC: 3/13/17
IN STORES: 4/5/17
DIAMOND CODE (COVER A): JAN171899
DIAMOND CODE (COVER B INCV): JAN171900
AGE RANGE: Ages 10+
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

Okay, let’s see… according to the script, this one’s pretty intense! Oh wait, that’s “in tents,” because Dib and ZIM go on a class camping trip. Oh wait, it’s alsointense, because there’s a radioactive bear! Wait, a “radio alert” about an “active bear.” Either way, it’s gonna be intense!

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BAD MACHINERY VOLUME 7: THE CASE OF THE FORKED ROAD

(W/A/C/CA) John Allison
FOC: 4/24/17
IN STORES: 5/17/17
DIAMOND CODE: JAN171901
AGE RANGE: Ages 10+
GENRE: Humor, Mystery
PRICE: $14.99
128 PAGESTime is a fickle creature, especially when there’s a wormhole in the science cupboard. When a strange boy who seems far too entranced by cellphones appears, it’s up to Lottie, Shauna, and Mildred to figure out his strange purposes.

Time is a fickle creature, especially when there’s a wormhole in the science cupboard. When a strange boy who seems far too entranced by cellphones appears, it’s up to Lottie, Shauna, and Mildred to figure out his strange purposes.

The Case of the Forked Road, the seventh book in John Allison’s (Giant Days) award-winning Bad Machinery series, finds our young sleuths facing the intricacies of time and space itself. What is their science teacher hiding? Who is the mysterious Calvin, why is he dressed like it’s 1960, and why is he obsessed with Communists? And another thing: just what is going on with Jack, Sonny, and Linton?

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THE BUNKER VOLUME 4

(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov
(A/CA) Joe Infurnari
(C) Gonzalo Duarte
FOC: 5/1/17
IN STORES: 5/24/17
DIAMOND CODE: JAN171902
AGE RANGE: Mature, 17+
GENRE: Sci-fi
PRICE: $19.99
139 PAGES

As Grady Potts’ political star rises, Daniel finally realizes what he must do to ensure he doesn’t poison the world’s population, and it isn’t pretty. Natasha is on hand—actually, both Natashas are—but the consequences of his actions may change the future for the worse. Heidi is still imprisoned, but just like Billy, she’s got an advocate on the outside. In this explosive final volume of the critically-acclaimed series, the fate of the world will be decided.

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Preview: Motro #3

Motro #3

(W/A/CA) Ulises Fariñas
(W) Erick Freitas
(C) Ryan Hill
AGE RANGE: Ages 16+
GENRE: Adventure
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

When a mysterious Frog Wizard interrupts Motro holding court at the pub, he and his comrades are sent on an epic quest filled with wizard strongholds, fierce dragons, and the ghosts of family.

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Review: Brik #6

brik-6-marketing_preview-1It’s the final issue in what has been a stellar story arc. Brik has had undertones of some of the best that comic book land had to offer in the eighties. It’s dark, gritty, real and honest. A welcome throwback to when comic books provided social commentary and gave you a glimpse at the world from the perspective of an outsider and often an oppressed group.

Writers Michael Benson and Adam Glass have given us a consistent story that we could get behind, main characters we could root for because of their imperfections, and humanity and villains that we feared and were intrigued by. I hate to see them go but I couldn’t wait to see how they would bring this storyline to a close.

I think that is an issue you need to read for yourself in order to fully appreciate the pure genius and kick ass storytelling that the Brik team has pulled off. Benson and Glass closed out this arc and I’m legit praying that this is just the end of the arc and not the series because I’m hooked, with one hell of a bang. There’s double crosses, sneaky tricks, moral ambiguity, characters not being who you think they are and heroes, or anti-heroes, rising where you least expect them.

Harwinder Singh‘s artwork continues to give us all the grit and realness that’s story like this needs and deserves. Every panel becomes a piece of the tale being told and has the look of a movie story board allowing you to picture things that are happening and suck you into the comic.

There are no gimmicks, cheesy unnecessary plot twists, or unrealistic speeches in this issue. Every panel and word is crafted in a way that evokes emotion but doesn’t feel cheap or manufactured. The story as a whole has evolved organically and it’s nice to see that creators chose to keep that organic style of storytelling when it came to closing out this arc.

There are aha moments that creep up early into (and on the later pages of) this issue but they don’t feel like a trick. The writing leading up to, and inside of, this issue had us so engrossed in the story that yeah we should have seen some of these things coming but we didn’t because we felt like we were a part of the story. There were no tropes or red herrings in this issue, just good old fashioned comic book storytelling and an arc so tight that you got just as wrapped up in it as Sebastian did in the Neverending Story.

Issue #6 not only gave Brik a soul but it gave the story one too and I really hope this isn’t the end of the line because I’m beyond hooked and am open to all of the possibilities that this issue proposed. I even appreciated the epilogue that followed the big showdown between the big bad guy and our reluctant and new hero. I could legit hear the end credit music playing as I looked at the beautiful panels and read the words.

Overall issue #6 ended this arc with a bang and I can’t wait for them to reload the gun and give us another shot!

Story: Michael Benson and Adam Glass Art: Harwinder Singh
Story: 9.8 Art: 9.7 Overall: 9.9 Recommendation: Buy

Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Brik #6

BRIK #6

(W) Adam Glass and Michael Benson
(A/CA) Harwinder Singh
(C) Gonzalo Duarte
AGE RANGE: Ages 15+
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

With Brik gone, Drew is left to confront Little Stalin on his own. But is Drew ready for that showdown? Will he be able to put a stop to the violence engulfing his neighborhood or will he be just another victim of it? And what fate lies ahead for the golem? Get all the answers in this thrilling conclusion!

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Review: Brik # 5

brik-5-marketing_preview-1It’s the final countdown for this arc of the comic series Brik. Four issues behind us and only one more after this to finish the story of our young “hero” Drew and his faithful Golem Brik. Issue #4 ended with Little Stalin about to go gangsta on the neighborhood to crush the hope that Brik has given them. Drew is feeling himself and all about rocking his black hoodie and riding off into the night on Brik’s back to deliver street justice to any bad guy he comes in contact with.

Brik #5 is all about consequences and cause and effect. Drew’s actions in the last issue has Little Stalin and his minions out for blood and they’re taking no prisoners as they set out to squash the rebellion in the neighborhood. We see Drew get his first kiss and it was cute, not forced, age appropriate, and actually showed a bit of consent and questioning. Sera returns, meets Brik and reminds Drew of the rules. Unfortunately, by the time she gets Drew to do right by the Brik, Little Stalin and his boys are blowing things up an about to hold a public execution in the middle of the streets of Yonkers.

As usual, the writing is on point. Drew acts exactly how you’d expect a kid with a Golem to act. The interactions between him and the other adults in this comic book series are real and intuitive. Brik comes off as a well written tv show and the art keeps pace with the story. With one issue left in this series arc, I’m shivering with antici—-pay—tion waiting to see how this all wraps up. This was a placeholder issue but, unlike the usual placeholder issues it had meat. It was a well-drawn, compelling read that made me not only enjoy the issue I was reading but, call back to the previous issues and look forward to The finale.

Issue five ends with an edge of your seat cliffhanger that doesn’t feel gimmicky or forced. The organic progression of the series means that this issue is everything that you need it to be with a nice push to make it even more than you expected.

Story: Michael Benson and Adam Glass Art: Harwinder Singh
Story: 8.6 Art: 8.4 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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