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Preview: Flash Gordon: Kings Cross #1

Flash Gordon: Kings Cross #1

writer: Jeff Parker, Jesse Hamm
artist: Jesse Hamm (art), Grace Allison (colors)
covers: Roger Langridge) (a), Marc Laming (art) & Grace Allison (colors) (b), Jesse Hamm (art) & Grace Allison (colors) (c)
subscription cover: Roberto Castro (d)
incentive cover: Marc Laming (B/W art), Roger Langridge  (B/W art)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Superstar JEFF PARKER (Future Quest) returns to FLASH GORDON, alongside the astounding team of JESSE HAMM & GRACE ALLISON! Flash, Mandrake The Magician & The Phantoms struggle to bring peace to a broken Earth…but a FAR-too-familiar foe from beyond threatens to destroy everything they hold dear!

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Preview: Twilight Zone: Shadow & Substance TP

Twilight Zone: Shadow & Substance TP

writers: Mark Rahner, Tom Peyer, John Layman
artists: Edu Menna, Randy Valiente, Andrea Mutti, Rod Rodolfo, Colton Worley
cover: Roberto Castro
FC • 248 pages • $29.99 • Teen+
COLLECTS THE TWILIGHT ZONE: SHADOW & SUBSTANCE #1-4, THE TWILIGHT ZONE: LOST TALES, THE TWILIGHT ZONE: ANNUAL (2014), AND THE TWILIGHT ZONE: 1959

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call… the Twilight Zone.  Dynamite Entertainment proudly takes you on a journey to wondrous lands in eleven new tales by all-star writers Mark Rahner, Tom Peyer, and John Layman, featuring artwork by Edu Menna, Randy Valiente, Rod Rodolfo, Colton Worley, and Jose Malaga.

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Preview: Lords Of The Jungle #6

Lords Of The Jungle #6

writer: Corinna Bechko
artist: Roberto Castro
covers: Felipe Massafera (a), Roberto Castro (b)
incentive cover: Roberto Castro (B/W art)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The thrilling conclusion of Tarzan and Sheena’s adventure in London finds them facing off against a woman who shouldn’t exist, a death-mad cult with access to impossible technology, and the hard fact that neither of them is very good at working as part of a team. With Jane’s help they have just one chance to save both their homes and their futures, but will it be enough to save their own skins?

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Preview: Lords Of The Jungle #5

Lords Of The Jungle #5

writer: Corinna Bechko
artist: Roberto Castro
covers: Felipe Massafera (a), Roberto Castro (b)
incentive cover: Roberto Castro (B/W art)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

With the scope of the plot behind Jane’s kidnapping laid bare, Tarzan and Sheena are faced with something even more sinister: the possibility that no timeline is safe from the depredations of an apocalyptic cult! But with few resources and even fewer friends, can they wrest their fates and the future of their homes from the hands of Laine and her power mad cronies?

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Preview: Lords Of The Jungle #4

Lords Of The Jungle #4

writer: Corinna Bechko
artist: Roberto Castro
covers: Felipe Massafera (a), Roberto Castro (b)
incentive cover: Roberto Castro (B/W art)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Tensions rise as Tarzan’s options run out and he finds himself left with nothing but an impossible choice. Meanwhile, Sheena discovers that London is more like a jungle than she could have imagined. Together they face the fight of their lives, with the fate of both their homes hanging in the balance.

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Preview: Lords Of The Jungle #3

Lords Of The Jungle #3

writer: Corinna Bechko
artist: Roberto Castro
covers: Felipe Massafera (a), Roberto Castro (b)
incentive cover: Roberto Castro (B/W art)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

London of 1937 doesn’t feel much like home to Sheena, but that doesn’t stop her from bringing a bit of the wild with her into the city. Meanwhile, Tarzan has problems of his own, and the chaos that Sheena seems to attract just might get Jane killed! These two forces of nature have learned to respect each other, but can they join forces for long enough to accomplish each of their goals… or will the course of history be altered forever?!

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Preview: Lords Of The Jungle #2

Lords Of The Jungle #2

writer: Corinna Bechko
artist: Roberto Castro
covers: Felipe Massafera (a), Roberto Castro (b)
incentive cover: Roberto Castro (B/W art)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Displaced in time, lost in an unfamiliar wilderness, and beset by enemies on all sides, Sheena must search for a way home before her own jungle is destroyed. There’s only one man who might have the key to her salvation, but Tarzan has problems of his own as he battles for his name and his family in London’s underbelly, a place more vicious than Sheena can imagine!

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Preview: Lords of the Jungle #1

Lords of the Jungle #1

writer: Corinna Bechko
artist: Roberto Castro
covers: Alex Ross (a), Roberto Castro (b)
incentive cover: Alex Ross (artboard), Roberto Castro (B/W art)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Tarzan has long been the protector of his jungle stronghold, but this time the fight has to be taken to his enemy’s territory, deep in the heart of London. Half a world away and nearly a century later, Sheena is battling foes of her own when she is mysteriously swept through time and space to 1930’s Africa, leaving her own land unprotected. Will these two Lords of the Jungle find enough common ground to join forces? Or will the resulting culture clash lead to mutual destruction?

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Review: Lords of the Jungle #1

Lords of the Jungle #1 CoverOne of things I have heard and I really believe about comics, is that every comic on the stands could be someone’s first comic book. So from time to time I like to just jump out and grab something that catches my eye, even if I never heard of it before. With that said I was looking through the advance previews available and I saw listed with the Dynamite books Lords of the Jungle #1 so i grabbed it and saw the cover to the left…

That is beautiful, and Alex Ross of course. The colors make me think of old Conan books, which is always a good thing if you ask me.

The first issue is seemingly all about the lady on the cover, Sheena of the Jungle, and what is going on with her and some nefarious dudes that want to destroy the jungle to make some fat stacks of cash. Obviously Sheena lives in the jungle and is able to make a counter-attack with her animal friends. I have to admit that this does have a terrifying sequence involving a parrot, mainly it’s terrifying because I hate birds with their beaks that can crush your finger if you get it to close and their. So maybe that part won’t be as scary for you if you happen to like birds, which you totally shouldn’t because I have seen them turn on people for no reason! None! Just stay away, don’t get near their cages and don’t try to give them peanuts or whatever, not worth losing a fingertip and being called stumpy every time you wave at your so-called friends.

Uh….

Alright, maybe that’s just me and my phobia of birds. Anyways, this is a fun book, the art is by Roberto Castro and I couldn’t find fault with it at all. I mean, it’s all about a girl running around in the jungle in a leopardskin bikini, so it’s gotta be pretty. But it did feel like the story kinda jumped around and didn’t flow real well. Like some parts felt like i was supposed to know something or understand something about the setting that i just don’t know. I’ve never read any Sheena comics or stories before yknow? Sure I’ve seen them on the racks at shops, but never read any of them or even reviews or previews, so I don’t know what her story is. The way she talks doesn’t seem like someone who lives in the jungle and is surrounded by leopard men monsters and (terrifying) parrots and whatnot, so I’m sorta left wondering what’s going on exactly.

Not that I’m trying to bash the book, I mean it’s the first issue of a limited series, and apparently continuing the story of Sheena from a previous book, but a prologue or something would’ve been nice for the first issue so that everybody is on the same page. Which brings me back to my first point, every comic is potentially someone’s first comic. We don’t need to dumb anything down, just keep in mind that each issue should be able to stand on its own, fit into the rest of the story and end with cliffhangers yes, but stand on its own just fine. And this issue, does okay but it feels more like the second issue in the series. As if we already all know who Sheena is and what her story is. Tarzan shows up at the end, but only for a panel. The absolutely beautiful art makes up for any confusion I’m feeling from the story, and I am interested to see what happens, are Tarzan and Sheena gonna hook up? Are they gonna fight to see which one the animals like more? I dunno, but I wanna find out where this is going and why.

Story: Corinna Bechko Art: Roberto Castro

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Lords of the Jungle Unites Tarzan and Sheena for the First Time

Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ original jungle hero Tarzan joins the comic industry’s first leading lady, Sheena, for the first time ever! Dynamite Entertainment, known for bold, modern interpretations of classic pulp characters, bring together wilderness royalty in Lords of the Jungle, a thrilling miniseries slated to debut on March 16, 2016. Written by Corinna Bechko with interior art by Roberto Castro, Lords of the Jungle features two covers for its first issue, by series artist Castro and industry legend Alex Ross respectively.

Tarzan has long been the protector of his jungle stronghold, but this time the fight has to be taken to his enemy’s territory, deep in the heart of London. Half a world away and nearly a century later, Sheena is battling foes of her own when she is mysteriously swept through time and space to 1930’s Africa, leaving her own land unprotected. Will these two Lords of the Jungle find enough common ground to join forces? Or will the resulting culture clash lead to mutual destruction?

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