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Review: American Carnage #1

DC’s Vertigo is imprint with numerous brand new series and a new vision and direction. American Carnage is one of the new releases telling the story of an ex-FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a white supremacist group.

American Carnage #1 is by Bryan Edward Hill, Leandro Fernandez, Dean White, and Pat Brosseau.

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Review: American Carnage #1

Out this week is American Carnage #1, one of the new series that’s part of DC ComicsVertigo relaunch.

In this thrilling crime saga, disgraced FBI agent Richard Wright, who is biracial but can pass for white, goes undercover in a white supremacist group believed to be responsible for the death of a fellow agent.

The series is by Bryan Hill, Leandro Fernandez, Dean White, Pat Brosseau, Maggie Howell, and Andy Khouri.

You can pre-order the comic now from your local comic shop now! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online.

 

 

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Advance Review: American Carnage #1

For those attending San Diego Comic-Con 2018, they got a chance to get an early copy of American Carnage #1, one of the new series that’s part of DC ComicsVertigo relaunch.

In this thrilling crime saga, disgraced FBI agent Richard Wright, who is biracial but can pass for white, goes undercover in a white supremacist group believed to be responsible for the death of a fellow agent.

Out this November, the series is by Bryan Hill, Leandro Fernandez, Dean White, Pat Brosseau, Maggie Howell, and Andy Khouri.

You can pre-order the comic now from your local comic shop now! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online.

 

 

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Preview: Suicide Squad #39

Suicide Squad #39

Story: Rob Williams
Art: Neil Edwards
Color: Ulises Arreola
Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Cover: Andy Kubert, Brad Anderson
Variant Cover: Andrea Sorrentino
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham
Editor: Mike Cotton
Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino
In Shops: Apr 11, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“BREAK THROUGH THE WALL” part two! The government loses control of its new military weapon, the Wall, and he’s rampaging through Washington, D.C. with his sights set on the Capitol building! Rick Flag is forced to turn back to the Suicide Squad to stop the Wall before Washington is in ruins!

Preview: Suicide Squad #37

Suicide Squad #37

Story: Rob Williams Art: José Luis
Ink: Jordi Tarragona Color: Adriano Lucas Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Cover: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez
Variant Cover: Andrea Sorrentino
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham Editor: Mike Cotton Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“DRAIN THE SWAMP” finale! Hack is out for blood now that her killer has stepped forward. While the Squad tries to protect themselves from Hack’s onslaught, Waller does everything she can to keep her secrets buried.

Preview: Suicide Squad #36

Suicide Squad #36

Story: Rob Williams Art: Eduardo Pansica Cover: David Yardin
Ink: Julio Ferreira Color: Adriano Lucas Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham Editor: Mike Cotton Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino
In Shops: Feb 28, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“HACKED” part two! As Harley, Deadshot and Killer Croc race to save themselves from Hack’s plan to destroy her former team, a new patriotic hero threatens to usurp the Squad’s missions as the Wall emerges as America’s newest (and most deadly) hero.

Max Landis’ Green Valley Comes to Skybound and Image

Beloved screenwriter and creator Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, Superman: American Alien) teams up with penciler Giuseppe Camuncoli, inker Cliff Rathburn, colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu, and letterer Pat Brosseau for an all-new miniseries from Image/Skybound Entertainment called Green Valley.

The knights of Kelodia are the finest in the land, but they’ve never faced a power like the one that resides in Green Valley. This new nine-issue miniseries will welcome readers into a world where nothing is as it seems.

The idea dates back to when Landis was a kid. The idea persisted and grew and finally comes to life.

Green Valley #1 will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, October 5th.

Green Valley 1

Review: Dead Body Road #6

DeadBodyRoad06_CoverAs incredible and awesome as comic books are they are not without their limitations. These limitations can be overcome, don’t get me wrong. Great comic book writers and artists always find new and creative ways to break through the boundaries and rules that naysayers claim can’t be done. Justin Jordan and Matteo Scalera‘s Dead Body Road is a perfect example of a great comic book that destroys those boundaries and laughs at it as they watch it get smaller and insignificant in the rear-view mirror. They show us what a comic can is capable of and how it executes amazing panels that match an equally great story.

Dead Body Road #6 completes its mini-series run and I’m surprised it is not becoming an ongoing series like some mini’s do. Justin Jordan has created a compelling story of crime fiction that would work perfectly as a first arc, but is great as a standalone series. I would love to see more of Gage on a journey, leaving behind him a trail of dead bodies. His quest for revenge is a story that we see often in comics, but Jordan makes everything seem so realistic you feel like you are taking the journey with him.

Coupled with Matteo Scalera’s out of this world illustrations it’s a must that you pick up this book in Trade format if you missed the single issues. Scalera goes above and beyond in each chapter, creatively out doing himself with each iteration. What I love about Scalera’s art is how he depicts the chase scenes in Dead Body Road. For a medium as inanimate as a comic book is, he does an amazing job at making it look like the cars and characters appear as if they are zooming around, page to page. It’s what makes this book so unique.

The story and art in this book would be great as an ongoing series, but as a mini-series it still manages to deliver something exceptional. Scalera already does fantastic work on one of my favorite series out right now in Black Science and I am definitely going to pick up anything by Justin Jordan in the future. If there other works are as great as Dead Body Road, how can you go wrong?

Story: Justin Jordan – Penciler/Inker: Matteo Scalera – Colorist: Moreno Dinisio – Letters: Pat Brosseau – Cover: Scalera & Dinisio

Story: 9.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

* Note – These ratings are based not only on Issue #6, but the entire six issue series of Dead Body Road *

Review: Manifest Destiny #6

ManifestDestiny-06“We had won the battle. But not without cost.”
– Captain Meriwether Lewis

Manifest Destiny #6 wraps up the wonderfully creative first arc of the alternative reality tale of Lewis & Clark’s journey through the American West of the early 1800’s. The story is filled with supernatural beasts and even zombie-like vine people to suggest that our heroes, Lewis & Clark, came across more than just raging rivers and mountainous terrain in their quest to map out the uncharted west. Chris Dingess’s story comes to life seamlessly when combined with the beautiful art and color by Matthew Roberts and Owen Gieni, respectively. The infested animals and ‘floral’ people appear to jump out of the page with how realistic it all is. It was difficult to continuously read the remarkable story when I all I could was stare at each character and marvel at how well drawn every page is. Manifest Destiny is really a work of art and, combined with a unique take on an important historical event, needs to at or near the top of everyone’s comic book pile.

Manifest Destiny #6 continues immediately after the events of Issue #5 with Lewis, Clark and York running from the ‘floral’ infested bear. I love how the book can be serious most of the time and with one perfectly placed panel, make me laugh. It was funny to see York knocked aside by the bear in the midst of them trying to fight it off. Lewis and Clark manage to set the animal ablaze and the bear quickly runs off. Our heroes think the best course of action is to follow it, not realizing how far they have strayed from the rest of their group. While they chase the animal their crew mates are busy batting other ‘floral’ infected beings with a few losses and some members becoming infected themselves.

Lewis and Clark are standing over their kill when all of a sudden an infected carnivorous flower (I am not sure what to call it, but it looks like a large flowering vine) emerges from the forest floor and attacks them, placing Lewis and Clark inside its floral maw. The neat part about all this is the fact that the flowering vine is sentient. It speaks to Captain Lewis and says in its land it is considered a lord or godlike. Immediately after their conversation, Lewis and Clark succumb to its hallucinatory drug effects released by its tongue (does this sound at all strange yet? Trust me, it’s a great comic book). With our fearless leaders incapacitated and helpless Sacagawea leaps to the rescue and saves them from being swallowed up and forgotten forever. The panel sequences of Sacagawea fighting off the evil plant are some of the best drawn in the entire series. It was interspersed with the dream images of Lewis and Clark and made for some really great art.

The issue ends with the crew cleansing to rid themselves of the infestation. The final page was drawn superbly with symbolic meaning. The river they travel down is getting redder as they progress. This, of course, hints at the treacherous journey that lay before our heroic team. One of my favorite parts of Manifest Destiny is the spin they put on Sacagawea. They make her out to be this being with super strength and keen hunting skills. She is a great character and they did a wonderful job of building her up.

Alternative reality stories are some of my favorite kinds of comic books to read and get lost in. It’s so interesting to experience a different take on a story you are already familiar with and enjoy that I often find myself day-dreaming about “what if” scenarios all the time. Isn’t that the beauty of most of the tales we immerse ourselves in any way; a series of “what-if” events that lead to something unique and fascinating? Even if you do not know the story of Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark’s perilous journey in the early 1800’s to explore and map the newly acquired Louisiana Territory, Manifest Destiny is a comic book worth delving into. You do not need a degree in American history to know that Lewis & Clark did not come across strange vine monsters or rabid floral-infected animals on their trek, but the alternative reality that Chris Dingess conjures up suggests that they came into contact with that and a whole lot more.

Thoughts and Discussion

– What happened to the Minotaurs? Will we see them again?

– Are the “floral” people and animals all gone? Did any of them survive the final burning of the forest area?

– What did Lewis mean when he said Sacagawea doesn’t know why she is really there? What is her real purpose?

Thank You for checking out my Review! Please comment below so we can discuss this book and issue further!

Story: Chris Dingess – Art/Cover: Matthew Roberts – Colors/Cover: Owen Gieni – Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Story: 9 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy