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Preview: Battlestar Galactica: Gods & Monsters #3

Battlestar Galactica: Gods & Monsters #3

writer: Karl Kesel
artist: Dan Schkade
covers: Alec Morgan (a), Pete Woods (b)
incentive cover: Alec Morgan (B/W art)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Baltar’s Centurion poses a threat, not only to humanity, but to the Cylons hidden in the fleet. They must do something to make sure their identities stay a secret, and it means danger for everyone around them! On occupied Caprica, Cavil helps Simon, but it is just another twisted turn in the cruel game he is playing.

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Preview: Battlestar Galactica: Gods & Monsters #2

Battlestar Galactica: Gods & Monsters #2

writer: Karl Kesel
artist: Alec Morgan, Dan Schkade
covers: Alec Morgan (a), Pete Woods (b)
incentive cover: Alec Morgan (B/W art) (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

WHO’S SIDE ARE YOU ON? Gaius Baltar has rebuilt a Cylon Centurion, but has he successfully reprogrammed it— or is it simply waiting for the right moment to strike? Will it hunt down hidden Cylons within the fleet— or join them? Meanwhile, on occupied Caprica, Cavil intensifies his cruel game with the captured Simon— or is he putting pieces in place to help his fellow Cylon escape? And in both places, the Cylons are closing in on the humans…

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Preview: Battlestar Galactica: Gods & Monsters #1

Battlestar Galactica: Gods & Monsters #1

writer: Karl Kesel
artist: Alec Morgan, Dan Schkade
covers: Alec Morgan (a), Pete Woods (b), Brent Schoonover (c)
incentive cover: Alec Morgan (B/W art), Brent Schoonover (“virgin art”)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

All new stories from the ground-breaking re-imagined series! Baltar believes he was chosen by god— and now moves closer to being one himself when he constructs a living Cylon Centurion! Is it his greatest achievement or biggest mistake? Truly obedient or waiting for the perfect time to strike? Is it the protector of Sharon’s unborn baby or its greatest threat? Will the Cylon’s bloody history repeat itself?

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The Reimagined Battlestar Galactica Universe Returns in Gods and Monsters

Hot on the heels of the release of the classic Battlestar Galactica series earlier this month, Dynamite has announced the continuation of the Reimagined 2004 universe storyline with the release of Battlestar Galactica: Gods and Monsters this November! Karl Kesel and Alec Morgan team up for all new stories from the groundbreaking re-imagined series!

Baltar believes he was chosen by god- and now moves closer to being one himself when he constructs a living Cylon Centurion! Is it his greatest achievement or biggest mistake? Truly obedient or waiting for the perfect time to strike? Is it the protector of Sharon’s unborn baby or its greatest threat? Will the Cylon’s bloody history repeat itself?

This explosive first issue features covers from series artist Alec Morgan, Pete Woods, and Brett Schoonover, and slated for release in November.

Review: Cryptocracy #3

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The Nine Prophecies foretell a great cataclysm and the end of the age of the Nine Families that secretly rule the world. The first has come true, and now the mysterious and deadly Hum aims to fulfill the others. Agent Grahame is desperate to prove that Hum is just a man—a man who can be killed. Elsewhere, radio host Bela is drawn into the fight for the fate of the world as she learns some of the Families’ long-hidden secrets.

Two prophecies have now been fulfilled. Leaving everyone wondering how much longer the families have before all nine have been defeated. Writer Van Jensen gives us something wild at the end of the issue, but I won’t spoil it. It’s best to see this for yourself. Each issue leaves the reader eager for more issues, as more and more of this world and the conspiracy is revealed.

The cover is very eye-catching and hopefully will attract more readers of those who have ignored past issues. The art by Pete Woods manages to amplify the power of the beings. The cover is a perfect example of that, it just screams power.

Story: Van Jensen Art: Pete Woods
Story: 8.5 Art: 9 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Cryptocracy #2

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The Nine Families have ruled civilization from the shadows for time beyond memory. But now, for the first time, they are being hunted. Family leaders begrudgingly forge an alliance to discover the hunter’s identity, but in so doing only place themselves in greater danger.

Written by Van Jensen, Cryptocracy manages to mix conspiracy theories, secret societies, and so much more. In this issue, the shadows are pulled back some, as a mysterious, but powerful being begins to fight back. Who, and what, is Chronos? Given what his name comes from, I’m curious to see what the organization decides to do and where Jensen takes things from here.

I will admit there is some interesting shocks in this issue, but I won’t spoil them. They make for surprising sights from artist Pete Woods, that I doubt you will miss. The mysterious Hum, seems to get more colorful with each issue, despite the briefness of his appearances.

A riddle of a series that gets better with each issue.

Story: Van Jensen Art: Pete Woods
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Cryptocracy #1

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For time beyond memory, the Nine Families watched from the shadows, believing themselves shepherds and manipulating whole societies as they saw fit. Nothing happened that they didn’t observe or control. Outsiders knew naught of the Families, much less threatened them. Until now.

Writer Van Jensen creates something where what is real is an illusion, and what is truly real is buried in fiction, and conspiracies. There’s a blending of this version of realism, fantasy, and conspiracies as he delves deep into the secretive Cryptoracy and the nine families that rule the world. He even manages to sneak in a few bits of humor here and there. It all comes together to make this premiere issue oddly intriguing.

The art by Pete Woods is clear cut and shows a great degree of realism which is impressive considering the concept. Some of the stranger sights in this comic are actually better for it and don’t feel out of place. I won’t reveal what they are but, they are surprising, to say the least.

Story: Van Jensen Art: Pete Woods
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Cryptocracy #1

Cryptocracy #1

Van Jensen (W), Pete Woods (A)

For time beyond memory, the Nine Families watched from the shadows, believing themselves shepherds and manipulating whole societies as they saw fit. Nothing happened that they didn’t observe or control. Outsiders knew naught of the Families, much less threatened them. Until now.

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They Are Watching. Dark Horse’s Two Cryptocracy Teasers

In October 2015 Dark Horse announced a new series Cryptocracy from Van Jensen and Pete Woods. The series is a deep exploration into the secret society behind every major conspiracy in history, and why they’re suddenly being killed. The comic was originally slated for May 2016, but now has a release date of late June and as we get closer to release Dark Horse is ramping up its promotion. Check two new teasers.

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Dark Horse Teases that The Cryptocracy is Watching, so Stock Up

In October 2015 Dark Horse announced a new series Cryptocracy from Van Jensen and Pete Woods. The series is a deep exploration into the secret society behind every major conspiracy in history, and why they’re suddenly being killed. The comic was originally slated for May 2016, but now has a release date of late June.

With a profile in this month’s Previews, the marketing is kicking up for what’s sure to be a buzzed about comic when released.

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