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Review: Last Stop on the Red Line #1

Last Stop on the Red Line #1

Last Stop on the Red Line #1 sets up a very interesting supernatural murder mystery but at times is incomprehensible. Detective Migdalia Torres investigates a vicious strangling on a Boston subway car with no feasible leads. As potential evidence produces dead ends, Migdalia inadvertently takes in a vagrant named Yusef who may have a supernatural connection to the crime at hand.

Writer Paul Maybury delivers a very atmospheric debut with this first issue. The supernatural thriller nails the tone and feel it’s going for. Unfortunately at times the comic is also a bit hard to understand exactly what’s going on. As it progresses that’s less of an issue but for half of it, the comic feels like you’re missing something. That’s the biggest issue with Last Stop on the Red Line #1. While the debut nails what it’s going for, it also doesn’t quite work at times. The issue feels like it’s a slice of the bigger narrative. The story would be stronger being read in one sitting instead of single monthly issues. This may be the case where the whole is stronger than the individual parts.

When it comes to its tone and genre, the art by Sam Lofti with colors by John Rauch and lettering by Adam Pruett enhance the experience. The art is at times haunting delivering a trippy horror experience. The use of color enhances that. Visuals at times have a 60s/70s poster quality about them. That experience though can create confusion. You wait for an explanation pages later leaving you to wonder what you missed. It also forces you to go back and read pages again while still confused. The visuals don’t add to the narrative, they muddy it up. It’s still great to look at and captures the tone and genre quite well.

Last Stop on the Red Line #1 is an interesting debut issue. For those who really enjoy a supernatural thriller, it’s one to pick up. The fact it’s being released as a monthly comic seems to hamper the debut. This is a case where the trade may be the better read so it can be enjoyed in one sitting. I hate to say trade wait but this might be one worth doing exactly that.

Story: Paul Maybury Art: Sam Lofti
Color: John Rauch Letterer: Adam Pruett
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.45 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #3

Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #3

(W) Jonathan Rivera, Paul Maybury (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming
In Shops: May 16, 2018
SRP: $3.99

It’s hard enough being stranded on a planet in the middle of an ages-long psychic laser war without being told you’re the prophesied savior of one of the factions. Cave Carson’s never been interested in moral philosophy, after all, and there is a black, gooey substance he’s found that’s much more engaging in “Destiny of the Lazer Monks” part two!

Hunters, a New Comic Anthology from Lion Forge

Lion Forge Comics builds on its promise of “Comics for Everyone” with the announcement of Hunters, an all-new fantasy epic told through a diverse cast of today’s top creative talent!

Famed warrior Azarias has gathered a small army of varied adventurers on a quest to gather the dust of a distant island god in order to save the life of their king. Along the way, they encounter numerous beasts and monsters, all in the process of gathering artifacts necessary to locate the island god before ultimately defeating it. Throughout the course of the adventure, the band disperses into small groups with individual objectives in order to cover more ground in shorter order. These individual side-story adventures reveal more about each of the many unique and intriguing characters and their different interactions in different combinations.

This very intricate and original fantasy universe is filled with a large cast of intriguing, complex, and diverse warriors deserving stories of their own, building to the ultimate encounter. While the primary storyline is told by series co-director Josh Tierney and illustrated by Miguel Valderrama, the individual short tales are told by a variety of their celebrated comic-industry peers in different visual styles.

Co-created by Paul Maybury and Josh Tierney, this epic anthology taps Miguel Valderrama, Carlos Valderrama, Afu Chan, Devin Kraft, Niami, Meg Gandy, Jared Morgan, Irene Koh, Kyla Vanderklugt, Benjamin Marra, Alexis Ziritt, Travel Foreman, Carlos Carrasco, Vlad Gusev, and Ramon Sierra for an epic high fantasy tale.

Hunters is published in partnership with Buño Books and is slated for release in June.

Review: Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a new series from DC’s Young Animal.

Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #1 is by Jon Rivera, Michael Avon Oeming, Nick Filardi, Clem Robins, Molly Mahan, Mark Doyle, Christian Ward, and Paul Maybury.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Around the Tubes

It’s a new week and we’ve got lots going on. As we kick off the week, here’s some comic news from around the web in our morning roundup.

Kotaku – The Superheroes Who Saved My Life – What superheroes impacted your life?

The Riverdale Press – Comic mecca to shutter, signaling end of era – An era ends and a new one begins.

Newsarama – Avengers: Infinity War Debuting Early For 17 Countries – Hrm.

Smash Pages – Paul Maybury contributing Chapel back-ups to ‘Bloodstrike’ relaunch – Can’t wait for this series!

 

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ICv2 – The Deep

Atomic Junk Shop – Nocturnals: The Sinister Path

Preview: Grass Kings #9

Grass Kings #9

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Colorist: Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Intermix Cover: Matt Kindt
Retailer Variant: Paul Maybury
Price: $3.99

Dive deep into the Grass Kingdom’s gruff, mute corner-store owner’s mysterious and violent past.

Preview: Bloodshot Reborn 2016 Annual #1

BLOODSHOT REBORN 2016 ANNUAL #1


Written by JEFF LEMIRE with RAY FAWKES, MICHEL FIFFE & BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Art by KANO with RAY FAWKES, BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Cover A by KANO
 (JAN161750)
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (JAN161751)
Variant Cover by ROBERT WILSON IV (JAN161752)
Variant Cover by KERON GRANT (JAN161753)
$5.99 | 64 pgs. | T+| On sale MARCH 23

Valiant’s indestructible commando gears up for Valiant’s first-ever annual with a 64-page bloodbath touring Bloodshot’s past, present, and future!

First: Terror doesn’t wait for Friday at Camp Silver Lake in an extra-sized tale of summertime mayhem from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and Valiant superstar Kano! A masked menace has stalked this camp for years, but what happens when one unstoppable killing machine comes up against another? 
Bloodshot is about to bring his bloody brand of justice to the quiet shores of Silver Lake to take on America’s most notorious slasher!

Then: Jeff Lemire presents a very special Bloodsquirt solo adventure, plus all-new stories from Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal), Michel Fiffe (Copra), Benjamin Marra (Strange Tales), Paul Maybury (Sovereign), and more!

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Bloodshot Reborn Annual 2016 #1 Drafts Lemire, Kano, Fawkes, Fiffe, Bennett, Maybury and More

This spring…Valiant‘s first-ever annual-sized extravaganza is bursting at the seams with 64 pages of all-out action from Bloodshot Reborn visionary Jeff Lemire and a star-studded cast of comics talents!

Valiant is proud to present an extended look inside Bloodshot Reborn Annual 2016 #1 – a giant-sized thrill-ride beginning with an extra-long tale of mayhem by Jeff Lemire and acclaimed artist Kano! On March 23rd, dive deep into Bloodshot’s bullet-ridden history here as Valiant’s unrelenting commando goes head-to-head with America’s most notorious slasher…and then unloads a dossier’s worth of top-secret revelations past, present and future with Joe Bennett, Jay Fabares, Michel Fiffe, Ray Fawkes, Benjamin Marra, and Paul Maybury! Join one of the most acclaimed ongoing series in comics today right here with A PERFECT JUMPING-ON POINT for the series that Ain’t It Cool News calls “a perfect mix of action and emotion”!

First: terror doesn’t wait for Friday at Camp Silver Lake! A masked menace has stalked this camp for years, but what happens when one unstoppable killing machine comes up against another? Bloodshot is about to bring his bloody brand of justice to the quiet shores of Silver Lake to take on America’s most notorious slasher!

Then: Jeff Lemire, Joe Bennett, and Jay Fabares present a very special Bloodsquirt solo adventure, alongside a never-before-told chapter of Camp Silver Lake’s horrific past by Ray Fawkes, a new vision of “THE ANALOG MAN“‘s gasoline-soaked future by Paul Maybury, and a mind-bending salvo of blood, guts, and metal by Michel Fiffe & Benjamin Marra!

Featuring covers by Kano, Ryan Bodenheim, Robert Wilson IV, and Keron Grant!

BLOODSHOT REBORN ANNUAL 2016 #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE with RAY FAWKES, MICHEL FIFFE & BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Art by KANO with JOE BENNETT, JAY FABARES, RAY FAWKES, BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Cover A by KANO (JAN161750)
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (JAN161751)
Variant Cover by ROBERT WILSON IV (JAN161752
Variant Cover by KERON GRANT (JAN161753)
$5.99 | 64 pgs. | T+| On sale MARCH 23rd (FOC 2/29/16)

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The Silver Lake Slasher Stalks Valiant’s Bloodshot Reborn Annual 2016 #1 – A 64-Page Bloodbath Coming in March!

Just in time for Spring Break, Project Rising Spirit’s indestructible soldier is headed to Camp Silver Lake for Valiant’s first-ever annual-sized extravaganza…and he’s bringing 64 pages of unlimited ammunition and special guests along for the ride!

Valiant has released a first look inside the Bloodshot Reborn Annual 2016 #1! From his classified past and heroic present to the post-apocalyptic future of “The Analog Man,” come on board one of the most acclaimed ongoing series in comics today right here as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and acclaimed artist Kano lead off a blistering tour of Bloodshot’s place at the center of the Valiant Universe’s past, present, and future – beginning with an extra-sized tale of vengeance too big for a single issue!

First: terror doesn’t wait for Friday at Camp Silver Lake! A masked menace has stalked this camp for years, but what happens when one unstoppable killing machine comes up against another? Bloodshot is about to bring his bloody brand of justice to the quiet shores of Silver Lake to take on America’s most notorious slasher!

Then: Jeff Lemire presents a very special Bloodsquirt solo adventure, alongside all-new stories and standalone tales from a colossal cast of talents, including Ray Fawkes, Michel Fiffe & Benjamin Marra, Paul Maybury, and more!

Featuring covers by Kano, Ryan Bodenheim, Robert Charles Wilson IV, and Keron Grant, get all this, plus your first look at the next major Bloodshot milestones coming to the Valiant Universe in 2016 and beyond!

BLOODSHOT REBORN ANNUAL 2016 #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE with RAY FAWKES, MICHEL FIFFE & BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Art by KANO with RAY FAWKES, BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Cover A by KANO (JAN161750)
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (JAN161751)
Variant Cover by ROBERT WILSON IV (JAN161752
Variant Cover by KERON GRANT (JAN161753)
$5.99 | 64 pgs. | T+| On sale MARCH 23rd (FOC 2/29/16)

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Bloodshot Reborn 2016 Annual #1 – A 64-Page Showdown Coming in March!

This March, Valiant’s indestructible commando gears up for Valiant’s first-ever annual with an action-packed tour of Bloodshot’s past, present, and future! 

Valiant has announced the Bloodshot Reborn 2016 Annual #1 – a 64-page extravaganza coming this March from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and acclaimed artist Kano… plus an all-star cast of special guest stars including Ray Fawkes, Michel Fiffe & Benjamin Marra, Paul Maybury, and more!

First: Terror doesn’t wait for Friday at Camp Silver Lake in an extra-sized tale of summertime mayhem from Jeff Lemire and Kano! A masked menace has stalked this camp for years, but what happens when one unstoppable killing machine comes up against another? Bloodshot is about to bring his bloody brand of justice to the quiet shores of Silver Lake to take on America’s most notorious slasher!

Then: Jeff Lemire presents a very special Bloodsquirt solo adventure, alongside all-new stories from Fawkes, Fiffe & Marra, Maybury, and more! From his classified past to the post-apocalyptic future of “The Analog Man” and featuring the first glimpses of major milestones coming for Bloodshot in 2016 and beyond!

Featuring covers by Kano, Ryan Bodenheim, Robert Wilson IV and Keron Grant, Valiant’s acclaimed ongoing series ups the ante this March with a 64-page, summer-sized blockbuster!

BLOODSHOT REBORN 2016 ANNUAL #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE with RAY FAWKES, MICHEL FIFFE & BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Art by KANO with RAY FAWKES, BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM
Variant Cover by ROBERT WILSON IV
Variant Cover by KERON GRANT
$5.99 | 64 pgs. | T+| COMING IN MARCH!

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