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Review: Campisi: The Dragon Incident #2

A mob fixer has to deal with a dragon that’s come to the territory. Do you need to know anything more than that? It’s the mob vs. a dragon!

Story: James Patrick
Art: Marco Locati
Color: Marco Locati
Letterer: Rachel Deering

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Preview: Campisi: The Dragon Incident #2

CAMPISI: THE DRAGON INCIDENT #2

Writer: James Patrick 
Artist & Colorist: Marco Locati 
Letterer: Rachel Deering 
Cover: Fran Galán
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 09.15.21

Ah, Mudone! A frickin’ dragon has flown into Green Village with an ultimatum, and since that neighborhood is run by the mob, it needs to be handled a very certain way so as not to attract attention. This means it’s now Sonny Campisi’s problem to navigate. But as he tries to fix it, one complication after another arises…not the least of which is that the dragon is kind of an a-hole. 

CAMPISI: THE DRAGON INCIDENT #2

Exclusive Preview: Campisi: The Dragon Incident #2

CAMPISI: THE DRAGON INCIDENT #2

Writer: James Patrick 
Artist & Colorist: Marco Locati 
Letterer: Rachel Deering 
Cover: Fran Galán
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 09.15.21

Ah, Mudone! A frickin’ dragon has flown into Green Village with an ultimatum, and since that neighborhood is run by the mob, it needs to be handled a very certain way so as not to attract attention. This means it’s now Sonny Campisi’s problem to navigate. But as he tries to fix it, one complication after another arises…not the least of which is that the dragon is kind of an a-hole.

CAMPISI: THE DRAGON INCIDENT #2

Review: Campisi #1

A mob fixer has to deal with a dragon that’s come to the territory.

Story: James Patrick
Art: Marco Locati
Color: Marco Locati
Letterer: Rachel Deering

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

comiXology
Kindle
Zeus Comics
TFAW


AfterShock Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site

Preview: Campisi #1

CAMPISI #1

Writer: James Patrick 
Artist & Colorist: Marco Locati 
Letterer: Rachel Deering 
Cover: Fran Galán 
Incentive Cover: Marco Locati
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 8.11.21

Sonny Campisi is a small-time fixer for the mob-controlled neighborhood of Green Village. If you don’t pay your gambling debt, he’ll come and collect. If you get a little rough with one of “the girls,” he gets a little rough with you. But when a dragon flies into town and Sonny is the one who’s tasked with getting rid of it, it’s a problem unlike any he’s ever faced, and a chain of events begins that will affect everyone who lives in that neighborhood. Especially Sonny.   

A new comic by James Patrick, the writer of KAIJU SCORE, and breakout artist Marco Locati, CAMPISI is a genre-mashing comedy-thriller that plays like one part Get Shorty, one-part Dragonslayer, and all parts absurdly wonderful!

Campisi #1

Exclusive Preview: Campisi #1

CAMPISI #1

Writer: James Patrick 
Artist & Colorist: Marco Locati 
Letterer: Rachel Deering 
Cover: Fran Galán 
Incentive Cover: Marco Locati
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 8.11.21

Sonny Campisi is a small-time fixer for the mob-controlled neighborhood of Green Village. If you don’t pay your gambling debt, he’ll come and collect. If you get a little rough with one of “the girls,” he gets a little rough with you. But when a dragon flies into town and Sonny is the one who’s tasked with getting rid of it, it’s a problem unlike any he’s ever faced, and a chain of events begins that will affect everyone who lives in that neighborhood. Especially Sonny.   

A new comic by James Patrick, the writer of KAIJU SCORE, and breakout artist Marco Locati, CAMPISI is a genre-mashing comedy-thriller that plays like one part Get Shorty, one-part Dragonslayer, and all parts absurdly wonderful!

Campisi #1

AfterShock Announces Its 100th title with Campisi: The Dragon Incident from James Patrick and Marco Locati

AfterShock Comics has announced its 100th title, Campisi: The Dragon Incident, from James Patrick and Marco Locati. Patrick’s last book with AfterShock, The Kaiju Score, was picked up by Sony Pictures. Slated for an August release, Campisi: The Dragon Incident marks a major milestone for AfterShock.

Announced in April it features lettering by Rachel Deering and a cover by Fran Galán.

Sonny Campisi is a small-time fixer for the mob-controlled neighborhood of Green Village. If you don’t pay your gambling debt, he’ll come and collect. If you get a little rough with one of “the girls,” he gets a little rough with you. But when a dragon flies into town and Sonny is the one who’s tasked with getting rid of it, it’s a problem unlike any he’s ever faced, and a chain of events begins that will affect everyone who lives in that neighborhood. Especially Sonny.

AfterShock’s 100th title will coincide with the debut of Seismic Press, a new Young Adult imprint from AfterShock aimed at furthering the brand’s mission to create content for all audiences while bringing the same caliber of creative talent to tell stories for a younger demographic.

Campisi: The Dragon Incident

It’s Mob Fixer vs. Dragon in Campisi: The Dragon Incident

CAMPISI: The Dragon Incident #1

Writer: James Patrick
Artist & Colorist: Marco Locati
Letterer: Rachel Deering
Cover: Fran Galán
Incentive Cover: Marco Locati
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 8.11.21

Sonny Campisi is a small-time fixer for the mob-controlled neighborhood of Green Village. If you don’t pay your gambling debt, he’ll come and collect. If you get a little rough with one of “the girls,” he gets a little rough with you. But when a dragon flies into town and Sonny is the one who’s tasked with getting rid of it, it’s a problem unlike any he’s ever faced, and a chain of events begins that will affect everyone who lives in that neighborhood. Especially Sonny.  

A new comic by James Patrick, the writer of KAIJU SCORE, and breakout artist Marco Locati, CAMPISI: THE DRAGON INCIDENT is a genre-mashing comedy-thriller that plays like one part Get Shorty, one-part Dragonslayer, and all parts absurdly wonderful!

Preview: Breaklands Season Two #5 (of 5)

Breaklands Season Two #5 (of 5)

Written by Justin Jordan
Art by Tyasseta
Colored by Sarah Stern
Lettered by Rachel Deering
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Showdown. It’s one teenage girl versus the most dangerous man in the world for the fate of all mankind. No pressure.

It’s Mad Max meets Akira in a genre mashing, expectation smashing new hit series from Justin Jordan, creator of Luther Strode, Spread, and Reaver, joined in mayhem by newcomer artist Tysaseta, colorist Sarah Stern and letter Rachel Deering. Breaklands Season Two is the follow up to last year’s smash hit debut!

Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content only available on comiXology and Kindle. Read for free as part of your subscription to comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime. Also available for purchase via comiXology and Kindle.

Breaklands Season Two #5 (of 5)

Review: Breaklands Vol. 1

Breaklands

The first story arc of Breaklands is being collected in trade paperback for the first time. This genre-bending adventure series, written by Justin Jordan, was developed by Dark Horse Comics and digitally published as a ComiXology Original. The story is set in a dystopian future where people have developed psychic powers. These psychic abilities have become a part of nearly every aspect of life. The most powerful psychics, known as Shapers, are sought after by the new ruling class. This matters very little to the powerless Kasa Fain and her little brother Adam. They live a peaceful and quiet life. That all changes when Adam is kidnapped and Kasa must set off across the world to rescue him.

Jordan puts together a story that pairs lighthearted humor with hardcore action. The banter between Kasa and the warriors she recruits to help rescue Adam is fast paced and witty. Despite these high these high points, I didn’t find the plot to be all that original. Although there is a fair amount of dialogue, a lot of the storytelling is done through visuals alone. Jordan also come up with cool uses for the various psychic abilities. Pyrokinetic powered vehicles alone are a concept I’d love to see explored further in another series.

I never thought I’d write this, but I think Breaklands almost has too much action. The narrative gets lost in between all the high-octane action sequences. Character development falls by the wayside in favor of the non-stop action. In addition, there were several action scenes that either didn’t make a lot of sense or where it was hard to tell exactly what was going on. I also think there’s almost too many characters, introduced too quickly. Some of them don’t even end up mattering to the greater narrative. Little enough attention is given to developing the main characters to begin with, so the added side characters wind up just cluttering the plot.

In Breaklands, artist Tyasseta draws everything with a cool aesthetic. There are many beautiful full-page spreads in which Tyasetta gets to showcase the world he and Jordan have created. Tyasetta injects a mix of cultures into the vehicles, clothing, and the adornment of buildings. He also draws a variety of different action scenes, some more violent than others. The gorier fight scenes look comical since they’re drawn in a very animated style. I don’t mean for that sentence to come off as a negative. This juxtaposition between gore and cartoon styling actually contributes to the comic’s unique look.

When it comes to comic book storytelling, I often feel like writers come up with a cool concept but then struggle to tell a coherent story within the world they’ve created. In my opinion Breaklands suffers from the opposite problem. Jordan weaves together a strong, albeit familiar, narrative but the world he’s created doesn’t do much to support his story. The story has substance, but the concept is mostly flash. Luckily, Tyasetta uses his talents to full effect and illustrates that flash in a visually pleasing manner. All in all, this is a series that’s not going to appeal to everyone. If you enjoyed Justin Jordan’s previous works or are a fan of dystopian adventures, you’ll probably find something to like about this series. If those caveats don’t apply to you, maybe read the first issue before committing to the entire trade paperback.

Story: Justin Jordan Art: Tyasseta
Color: Sarah Stern Letterer: Rachel Deering
Story: 5.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Read

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