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Jimmy’s Little Bastards #2 goes to whole new levels of juvenile humor

Jimmy is back and sort of taking a break while also trying to right his ship. But, he’s pulled back into service to deal with a mission that involves his relatives.

Story: Garth Ennis
Art: Russ Braun
Color: John Kalisz
Letterer: Rob Steen

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Zeus Comics
comiXology/Kindle


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Where Starships Go to Die #5 wraps things up answering a lot of questions

A salvage crew attempts to recover the wreck of humanity’s first interstellar starship.

Story: Mark Sable
Art: Alberto Locatelli
Color: Juancho!
Letterer: Rob Steen

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comiXology/Kindle
Zeus Comics


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Exclusive Preview: Highball #4

Next Wednesday, December 21st, AHOY will publish Highball #4, the latest and penultimate installment of their hilarious series about a sozzled space pilot attempting to save the galaxy one pint at a time, by writer Stuart Moore (Captain Ginger), Fred Harper (Snelson: Comedy is Dying), colorist Lee Loughridge, and letterer Rob Steen. It also features the talents of Chris Duffy, Derek Mainhart, Ryan Kelly, Ryan Roe, and Dan Schoeneck.

We have the exclusive first look at the issue and don’t miss it when it comes to comic shop shelves next Wednesday!

Highball #4

(W) Stuart Moore
(A/C) Fred Harper
December 21, 2022
$4.99

The “hop-forward sci-fi epic” [citation needed!] barrels toward, well, something! From his craft brewery in the fiery heart of a gas giant, the charismatic leader called REKKT plots galactic revolution. His motto: WAGMI! His new recruit: a reluctant HIGHBALL! The stakes: the fate of EARTH CORP! Or maybe just a wicked hangover.

Highball #4

Superpowers and Pro-Wrestling Grapple in The Gimmick

The Undertaker. Danhausen. El Santo. Every wrestler needs a good gimmick: a colorful in-ring persona that dazzles the crowd. Then there’s wrestling champ Shane Bryant. Shane’s a “nice guy” who floats through life with no repercussions and a forgettable gimmick. But Shane’s been keeping a life-changing secret: he has super strength. And when he loses control of that strength, punching his fist straight through his opponent’s brain—in front of 2.4 million horrified viewers—everything changes. Now Shane needs a new gimmick—and a new life.

Welcome to The Gimmick, a Coen Brothers–style dark comedy from AHOY Comics, writer Joanne Starer, artist Elena Gogou, colorist Andy Troy, letterer Rob Steen, and editor Tom Peyer. The Gimmick features covers by Eisner Award-winning The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl artist Erica Henderson, and issue 1 features a variant cover by Excellence artist Khary Randolph.

In the series, the now fugitive Shane Bryant flees to Tijuana, where he begins a career as a masked wrestler. But Shane’s life has too many loose ends to make a clean escape possible. His manipulative mother, his ex-girlfriend, his child, the friends he left behind, and the daughter of the man he killed all want a piece of him….

The debut issue of The Gimmick will be released on March 8, 2023. 

Review: My Bad Volume 2 #1

My Bad Volume 2 #1

Someone is killing capes—or would be, if they were better at it. Will this crisis draw the crime-fighting Chandelier out of retirement? PLUS! Emperor King adopts a new costumed identity so he can get a date! My Bad Volume 2 #1 brings back the madcap world created by Mark Russell and Bryce Ingman in a first issue that’s as funny as it pitch sounds.

Composed of a series of shorts all tied together, My Bad Volume 2 #1 has two focuses, the murders and the date. Each brings their own insanity to the table and each will get you to laugh. These are characters who are such exaggerations they go from unlikeable to actually funny. None of these characters are good people, they’re the extremes of modern superheroes stretched even further. The powers, the personalities, the issues, are all here expanded and pumped full of jokes.

It’s hard to read My Bad Volume 2 #1 and not smile and laugh. It takes itself seriously and also sees itself as a spoof of modern superheroes. And it works so well. It, and other comics like it, are built on a love of the genre and what makes heroes and villains larger than life. It’s not just their powers but their personality quirks and the strange lives they live. Russell and Ingman take that all to the extremes for a great result.

The assassination attempts, the date, like early Tarantino films, the various short stories all come together to build a bigger picture and cohesive narrative. But, each of the segments can work on their own too delivering enough for the punchline and packed with silliness. This is a comic that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

The art by Peter Krause and Joe Orsak with color by Kelly Fitzpatrick by Paul Little and lettering Rob Steen is solid. Each character’s design is as exaggerated as their personality challenging the reader as to where to look for the jokes. Add in a brilliant design for the assassin and his victims and it’s a comic whose laughs come from all over.

My Bad Volume 2 #1 left me with a smile on my face as a reader and got me to actually laugh out loud multiple times. It’s a silly love letter to superheroes that loves its genre and has no problem making fun of it too. A definite must get for those who need a pick me up.

Story: Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman Art: Peter Krause, Joe Orsak
Color: Kelly Fitzpatrick, Paul Little Letterer: Rob Steen
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Dogs of London #5

Dogs of London #5 wraps up the series and while it has its moments, it doesn’t quite stick the landing.

Story: Peter Milligan
Art: Artecida
Color: Valentina Bianconi
Letterer: Rob Steen

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comiXology/Kindle
Zeus Comics


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Review: Sara

NAZI OCCUPIED RUSSIA, 1942.

FIGHT HARD.
SHOOT STRAIGHT.
DON’T LET THEM TAKE YOU ALIVE.

A team of female Russian snipers beat back the Nazi invaders on the WW2 Eastern Front.

Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Steve Epting
Color Artist: Elizabeth Breitweiser
Letterer: Rob Steen

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TFAW
Amazon
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Review: Where Starships Go to Die #4

A salvage crew attempts to recover the wreck of humanity’s first interstellar starship.

Story: Mark Sable
Art: Alberto Locatelli
Color: Juancho!
Letterer: Rob Steen

Get your copy in comic shops! 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.

TFAW
comiXology/Kindle
Zeus Comics


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Exclusive Preview: Where Starships Go to Die #4

Where Starships Go to Die #4

Writer: Mark Sable
Artist: Alberto Locatelli
Colorist: Juancho!
Letterer: Rob Steen
Cover: Jeremy Haun w/ Nick Filardi
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 09.21.22

The crew of the Nautilus came to Point Nemo looking for the wreck of earth’s first starship. Now, the survivors find themselves trapped inside an intact rocket from a doomed Soviet mission to Mars. As depth charges cause the ship to flood, our heroes must battle an alien threat that’s already killed two of their comrades.

Where Starships Go to Die #4

Exclusive: This Highball Spotify Playlist is the Perfect list to Get Drunk in Space Too

This Wednesday September 7th AHOY Comics releases Highball #1, the first issue of their latest hilarious series about a space pilot who’s the best shot in the galaxy—except he can only hit the target when he’s dead drunk. By writer Stuart Moore (Captain Ginger), artist Fred Harper (Snelson: Comedy is Dying), colorist Lee Loughridge, and letterer Rob Steen, Highball‘s first issue features a cover by co-creator Fred Harper and a variant cover by David Rubin (Cosmic Detective).

To get ready for the upcoming release, we have what we’re told is the perfect list to get drunk in space too!

This is the perfect playlist for throttling back your little fighter ship and blasting the hell out of some aliens. It’s as if Highball and his disturbingly violent cronies beamed it back through time, straight into the fevered mind of David ‘Clink Clink’ Hyde. Crank it up, pour yourself a nice steaming Hot Jupiter, and go Swinging on a Star.

Stuart Moore

So kick back, pour yourself your favorite cocktail, and relax to some tunes and get ready for Highball #1 when it comes to comic shelves this Wednesday!

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