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Review: Cable: The Last Hope Vol. 2

The Mutant Messiah has been found and she’s Mutantkind’s last Hope. Cable heads to the future to protect her and is joined by X-Force. But, Bishop, Stryfe, and Apocalypse are all looming.

Cable: The Last Hope Vol. 2 includes X-Force/Cable: Messiah War, Cable (2008) #13-25, X-Force (2008) #14-16 an X-Men: Hope by Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, Duane Swierczynski, Mike Choi, Ariel Olivetti, Paul Gulacy, Gabriel Guzman, Humberto Ramos, George Caragonne, Paco Medina, Clayton Crain, Steve Dillon, and more!

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Review: Green Lantern: Dragon Lord #3

For us fans of Bruce Lee, in his limited filmography lies a treasure trove of life lessons. Ones that pushes people beyond what they accept for themselves and ones in which infinite potential is the ceiling. His book, the Tao Of Jeet Kune Do, impresses on its readers to“Not being tense but ready. Not thinking but not dreaming. Not being set but flexible. Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement. It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.” As these words would confuse most, but to see the forest through the trees per say, is what his philosophies demanded for comprehension.

These philosophies were embedded in every role he played, as these backstories for each character, he had something to do with it. Enter The Dragon carried many of his philosophies about martial arts and life in general. His most personal film was his last, Game Of Death, very action packed and one which intertwines his philosophies all throughout. In the last book of Green Lantern: Dragon Lord, our hero must go on his ow quest to find the woman who holds his heart and to purge evil throughout the kingdom.

We find Jong Li, about to enter the fabled Lung Mountain, where a series of trials and marauders await his arrival, each one he must conquer and save Jade Moon. General Shan plots to have the power of the Green Lantern to himself as well as overthrow the emperor, both are at his grasp, if he defeats Jong Li. As Jong Li, fights his way to the top of the mountain, he brings back the Dragon Lords, is finally able to confront Shan. By book’s end, not everything goes as planned, as he saves Jade Moon, but she still suffers a fatality, her son becomes the new emperor and Jong Li enters history a legend.

Overall, a heart rendering end to a great story, one which gets to the core of what makes Jonng Li, one of the greatest Green Lanterns of all time. The story by Doug Moench is whimsical, thriving with lore and gives the reader a nice slice of history. The art by the creative team more than complements the story, it  illuminates these great characters. Altogether, an almost perfect ending to a such a momentous story.

Story: Doug Moench
Art: Bob Lappan, Dave Stewart, Joe Rubinstein, Paul Gulacy 
and James Sinclair
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Green Lantern: Dragon Lord #2

The world is in love with the “reluctant” hero figure. Men and women who can and should save people. But those heroes always have some boiler plate excuse like “I don’t do that no more.” Of course the worse excuse being “I’m no hero.” This is exactly why Alan Ladd’s seminal classic Shane is a favorite among middle aged men, even those who don’t like Westerns. The story revolves around a high plains drifter who wanders into a small town and accepts a family’s hospitality. This peace of course doesn’t last. He eventually gets caught in the war for the Wyoming rang as a land baron looks to take over the family’s land. This leaves Shane in a precarious position as his honor leaves him no choice but to get involved.

There have been some pale imitations of this hero archetype over the years and many have come close but very few can truly compare. One of my favorite characters that fall into this type is D from the anime film Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. He fits the type perfectly. Add to the fact he is also half vampire, and hunt vampires and you got one of the more badass characters ever written. In comics the legendary Wolverine fits this type in many ways as his stature causes most to underestimate him but his “lone wolf” posture is what makes him both enigmatic and magnetic to his fellow X-Men and readers alike. In the second book of Green Lantern: Dragon Lord, Jong Li is another occupant of this archetype but he engages only when the lives of Jade Moon and her son are in danger.

We catch up with Jong Li, as he tries to get closer to Emperor, as his heart leads him to find Jade, as he disguises himself as a magician, so no one knows who he is.  This is where he gets close enough to find and rescue Jade from General Shan and hundreds of soldiers surrounding the royal palace, where he runs away with her. While in the woods, he reveals the very thing Shan is looking for and, which attracts assassins, but the ring’s power proves to be too much for any adversary, as Jong Li finally embraces its might. By issue’s end, Jong Li’s honor renders him powerless but sends him on a quest to restore it and the legacy of the Dragon Lords.

Overall, an excellent installment in a rather epic story which purports Green Lantern lore to legendary proportions. The story by Doug Moench is exciting and multilayered. The art by the creative team is extraordinary. Altogether, this story only gets better with each issue and this is more than the standard bearer for the quality of this series.

Story: Doug Moench Art: Paul Gulacy, Dave Stewart, James Sinclair, and Joe Rubinstein
Story: 10 Art: 9.3 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Green Lantern: Dragon Lord #1

There is nothing a like a great prequel, especially if it fills in all those holes that the reader wants to know about their favorite characters. One of the best ones I remember from growing up is the Muppet Babies, as I grew up watching The Muppet Show, and the cartoon offered us fans another side to our favorite characters. This is also true of the Truth: Red, White and Black book where we see that before Steve Rogers became the iconic hero, many Black soldiers volunteered, much like the Tuskegee Experiment. As I always wondered who was there before, as the new Black Panther comic book, showcases in many trips to the Hall of the Black Panther, where he seeks the council of all the Panthers who came before.

As Neil Gaiman’s Marvel 1602, though not an origin story, but rather an alternative history, how would our  favorite characters favor in an another time in history? This is precisely what Gotham By Gaslight sought to show readers that Batman will for all intents and purposes, be the same, just with 17th century ideology.  This is also what Milestone’s Icon, Kumail Rizvi’s Kahlil and Superman: Red Son shows audiences, that depending on the circumstance, we might not have Superman as we know him to be. This leads me to ask of one of my favorite characters, Green Lantern, how was there never no one worthy before Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and Kyle Rayner, to be a Green Lantern? In Doug Moench’s superior Green Lantern: Dragon Lord we meet Earth’ first Lantern, Jong Li.

The reader is transport ancient China, 660 A.D. precisely, where we are taken to the Last House of the Dragon Lords, and meet a young tempestuous monk, named Jong Li, one whose impatience overshadows his potential. We are also introduced to jade Moon, who belongs to the Emperor’s Harem, as she looks to escape the palace with her child, she seeks refuge within the Dragon Lords temple, unfortunate for her, the palace guard tracks her down. This unfortunate chain of events leads to the massacre of the Dragon Lords, the capture of Jade and Li to flee with Jade’s son. While Li hides in the woods, the Guardians of the Universe, finds Jong Li, to become Earth’s first Green Lantern, one he is uneasy to accept and finds it even harder to navigate at first. That is until Jade through the Lantern acts as his conscience, guiding his actions, as he frees the country from the corruption the Emperor’s rule has brought. By issue’s end, an experienced Jong Li, finds himself on the precipice of reuniting Jade with her son , as his abilities become even greater.

Overall, an excellent story which combines a story told in Ancient China using the familiarity of the Green Lantern canon. The story by Moench is smart, action packed, and delicately weaves Eastern mythology with superhero lore. The art by the creative team is refined, vivid and striking. Altogether, a story that more than deserves to be part of the Green Lantern pantheon, as it proves that Jong Li is the standard all Green Lanterns including Hal Jordan could only hope to follow after.

Story: Doug Moench Art: Paul Gulacy, Bob Lappan, James Sinclair, Joe Rubinstein
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy

Vampirella Tarot Cards

Vampirella Tarot Cards

artists: Frank Frazetta, José Gonzalez, Esteban Maroto, Paul Gulacy, Enrich, Sanjulian, and more!

FC | 78 Cards | 4.75” x 2.75” | $19.99 | Teen +

Dynamite Entertainment celebrates the vibrant history of the one and only Vampirella with a functioning Tarot Card Deck that captures the timeless images of the 1969 Vampirella Magazine art in a unique and enjoyable collectible. Created in 1969 by horror icon Forrest J. Ackerman, Vampirella has thrived for nearly 50 years delivering classic tales of terror in comics, graphic novels, and magazines. These cover images helped to define the horror comic genre with master illustrators like Frank Frazetta, Sanjulian, Bill Hughes, Jose Gonzalez, Enrich, Esteban Maroto, and Paul Gulacy along with a host of other legendary contributing artists.

This first game offering from Dynamite Entertainment is a fun and exciting way to immerse yourself in the world of Vampirella. This set of 78 Vampirella Tarot cards illustrates the major and minor arcana and comes in a deluxe illustrated box with instructions for divining the future. The cards are built in a beautiful art deco style that embraces the vintage look and feel of the classic Vampirella Magazine covers.

Preview: Captain Kronos #3

CAPTAIN KRONOS #3

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Tom Mandrake
Cover A: Tom Mandrake
Cover B: Hammer Glamour – Caroline Munro
Cover C: Paul Gulacy
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 29, 2017

In the depths of Eastern Europe, the legendary vampire hunter, Captain Kronos and his two assistants, Grost and Carla, are called upon to help rid a town of its vampire plague. However, beneath the surface of the beleaguered town a malevolent force far more evil and deadly is awakening and it might just be the match of Kronos…

Preview: The Rook #1

Seeking his roots, a time traveling adventurer stumbles across history’s darkest secret: an immortal genius who has terrorized and shaped human culture since the dawn of man. Though seriously outgunned, he begins a lone guerrilla war across time, in pasts unheard of and futures undreamed of, to free humanity from the immortal’s unending grip.

The Rook is back! Bill DuBay’s time-traveling adventure classic returns, penned and illustrated by comics masters Steven Grant (2 Guns) and Paul Gulacy (Jonah Hex)! Restin Dane is ready for action—anyplace, anytime!

The Rook #1
Steven Grant (W)
Paul Gulacy (A/Cover)
Jesus Aburto (C)
$3.99
On sale Oct. 21; FOC Sept. 28

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Preview: Vampirella Archives Vol. 12

Vampirella Archives Vol. 12

Bill DuBay, Cary Bates, Bruce Jones, Chris Adames, Archie Goodwin, T. Casey Brennan, Roger McKenzie, Nicola Cuti, Jean Michel Martin, Pierce Askegren, Marc Laidlaw, Bob Toomey, Budd Lewis, Michael Fleisher, Laurie Sutton, Gerry Boudreau (w)
Pablo Marcos, Leo Duranona, Jose Ortiz, Martin Salvador, Sanjulian, Esteban Maroto, Gonzalo Mayo, Jose Gonzalez, Brian Lewis, Val Mayerik, Buz Vaultz, Jeff Easley, Kim McQuaite, Steven Harris, Jimmy Janes, Rudy Nebres, Auraleon, Abel Laxamana, Garcia Pizarro, Paul Gulacy, Val Lakey, John Lakey, Noly Zamora, Alex Nino, Terrence Lindall, Jun Lofamia, Enrich (a)
Paul Gulacy (c)
FC • 400+ pages • $49.99 • Teen+

The terror continues in the fear-fraught twelfth volume of Vampirella Archives! This collection revisits some of the finest tales of horror hostess Vampirella ever seen in the Warren Publishing library, plus a delightfully devilish selection of the era’s best horror and science fiction stories. With space pirates, mermaids, bloodsuckers, and renegade wizards running amok within these pages, fearless readers will thrill to the creative talents of such horror luminaries as Archie Goodwin, Bruce Jones, Jose Gonzalez, Bill DuBay, and many more. This edition of Vampirella Archives collects Vampirella Magazine #80-88, and features a wealth of bonus materials from a bygone era, including the “Feary Tales” feature on urban legends, the monthly “Scarlet Letters” column, “Vampi’s Vault” of creator biographies and literary reviews, and intact vintage
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Dixon and Gulacy Declassify G.I. Joe: Special Missions!

As part of the re-launch of G.I. Joe comics, based on the iconic brand from Hasbro, IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce G.I. Joe: Special Missions! A new ongoing series helmed by comics legends Chuck Dixon and Paul GulacyG.I. Joe: Special Missions chronicles the G.I. Joe team members still operating undercover in the wake of many of their identities being exposed to the public. Tying directly into the story of Fred Van Lente and Steve Kurth’s G.I. Joe, Special Missions’ first arc shows how the evil Baroness ends up high and dry in the eponymous G.I. Joe book.

As the raven-haired saboteur extraordinaire martials her forces and attempts to find her way back into the fold of multi-national terror organization Cobra, Scarlett must put together an elite team to covertly de-fang the storied villainess! Calling on the best covert operators the G.I. Joe team has to offer, readers will be treated to adventures starring beloved characters like Beach Head, Mainframe, Tripwire, Hard Drive, Ice Berg, and Stalker, just to name a few!

An espionage-fueled counterpoint to the explosive media madness of the ongoing G.I. Joe title, G.I. Joe: Special Missions is a must-read for all G.I. Joe fans. If all that weren’t enough, the inaugural issue will feature a cover by Brandon Peterson, a wraparound cover by Jamal Igle, and a special Untold Tales of G.I. Joe cover by Jim Rugg!

Harkening back to the classic Special Missions and featuring one of the most battle-tested creative teams in comics, G.I. Joe: Special Missions promises to be an instant classic!

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #1 – (FC, 32 pages, $3.99) is in stores March 20th, 2013.
Diamond Code: JAN130356

SDCC 2012 – Swierczynski and Daniel to Helm Judge Dredd

[Judge Dredd Image]After announcing their partnership with the legendary 2000 AD at WonderCon 2012, IDW Publishing has announced Duane Swierczynski and Nelson Daniel as the creative team for their brand-new Judge Dredd series. The announcement was made to a capacity crowd during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 celebrating Dredd’s 35th anniversary.

Daniel will be running point on the main story’s art and colors, but they’ll also be doing back-up stories in each issue that are tied to the ongoing storyline and that will be illustrated by some big-name talents as well. Folks like Paul Gulacy, Jim Starlin, and many others. Add to that covers by people like Ashley Wood, Carlos Ezquerra, Zach Howard, Whilce Portacio, and so many others, and there will be lots of exciting new artistic interpretations of Dredd to come.

IDW’s Judge Dredd series will see new adventures from the legendary character—originally created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra for the lauded British anthology magazine 2000 AD—who has seen a long and storied career as one of comics’ most popular and enduring characters. For this take on Dredd, IDW and 2000 AD wanted to put creators behind the wheel that hadn’t worked with the character before, creating new stories that would appeal to new Dredd fans, as well as long-time lovers of the rich world of Mega City One.

Citizens, consider yourselves advised; this November, comics are the law!

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