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Preview: Turok (Vol. 4) #2

Turok (Vol. 4) #2

writer: Ron Marz
artist: Roberto Castro
covers: Bart Sears (A), Butch Guice (B)
Bart Sears (RI-B/W), Butch Guice (RI-B/W), Bart Sears (RI-Virgin), Butch Guice (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

Turok and Andar pierce the veil and find themselves out of time, literally, in the Lost Valley! The Kiowa warriors are surrounded by hungry dinosaurs, and their only possible allies are the cavalry soldiers sworn to capture them. But all is not as it seems in the time-lost land, and the key to solving the mystery might well be the shadowy bounty hunter dogging Turok’s trail. Dino doings from Ron Marz and Roberto Castro!

Turok (Vol.4) #2

Preview: Dread Gods

Dread Gods

Ron Marz (w) • Tom Raney, Bart Sears (a) • Tom Raney (c)

Ominous Press launches with the first of three limited series set in a science-fiction/fantasy universe of epic heroes and insidious villains. In DREAD GODS, gods in a fantasy world discover they’re actually monsters in a post-apocalyptic landscape. Acclaimed creators Ron Marz (Witchblade, Green Lantern) and Tom Raney (Stormwatch) join with art master Bart Sears (Rai) to usher in adventure like no other!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-202-8

Dread Gods

Review: Turok #1

A new hero rises! Turok pursues his kidnapped brother… in the Badlands of the Old West! In the waning days of the Indian Wars, the U.S. cavalry has captured Andar, but Turok will stop at nothing to rescue him. But that quest will lead Turok, Andar and even the soldiers to a strange, lost land inhabited by creatures beyond their imaginations. This is Turok as you’ve never seen him before … and Turok as you’ve always seen him!

If you’ve been reading Graphic Policy’s reviews for some time, then it will probably come as no surprise to you that I’m a Valiant fan. I’ve also been delving into the original Valiant comics from the 1990’s, and one of those series I’ve been picking up is Turok back when Valiant still had the license. So when I saw that Dynamite had started publishing another series, I was curious. Curious to see whether it would be easy enough to pick up if you never touched the cancelled series from 2017 (because I missed that, too), and curious to see if it was even worth reading.

Turok #1 is written by Ron Marz with art by Roberto Castro and colours by Salvatore Aiala, and kicks off in the American West of 1873 as Turok hunts those who have taken his brother Andar captive. The comic’s plot is remarkably simplistic (even more so if you’re aware of Turok’s more traditional setting, whether from videogames or the old comics), but a simplistic plot doesn’t mean the writing is bad; it just mean that Ron Marz didn’t waste any time in getting Turok where he was bound to end up. Honestly, instead of a half an issue or so, I expected at least an arc to pass before we saw a change of scenery. Turok’s first issue is a well paced comic that dispenses with any extraneous plot points, and gets us right to the arrow tipped, uh, point.

Artistically, Roberto Castro and Salvatore Aiala are great. The (digital) pages leave you in no doubt what’s happening, or where, as the story progresses. A pleasure to read and look at, this comic has a really enjoyable feel to it; I went in expecting to get an action comic, and that’s exactly what I got. I have no complaints about this issue in any way shape or form.

Ultimately, a refreshingly fast paced comic with some solid art make Turok #1 a comic that’s just begging to be read by any who are curious.

Story: Ron Marz Art: Roberto Castro
Colours: Salvatore Aiala Letters: Troy Peteri
Story: 8.2 Art: 8.7 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Turok #1

Turok #1

writer: Ron Marz
artist: Roberto Castro
covers: Bart Sears (A), Butch Guice (B), Jefferey Veregge (C), Roberto Castro (D)
Roberto Castro (RI-Virgin), Butch Guice (RI-Virgin), Jefferey Veregge (RI-Virgin), Roberto Castro (RI-B/W), Butch Guice (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | Sci-Fi/Fantasy | $3.99 | Teen+

A new hero rises! Turok pursues his kidnapped brother… in the Badlands of the Old West! In the waning days of the Indian Wars, the U.S. cavalry has captured Andar, but Turok will stop at nothing to rescue him. But that quest will lead Turok, Andar and even the soldiers to a strange, lost land inhabited by creatures beyond their imaginations. This is Turok as you’ve never seen him before … and Turok as you’ve always seen him! Written by acclaimed storyteller Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, Witchblade), with exquisite art by Roberto Castro (Red Sonja, Flash Gordon).

Turok #1

Preview: Fathom Vol. 7 #6

FATHOM Vol. 7 #6

Ron Marz – Story  / Siya Oum – Art / Peter Steigerwald – Colors

1998’s Best-Selling Title of the Year Celebrates 20 Years in 2018! 

Allies are in short supply for Aspen as she’s caught between the Russian Military and hostile warriors of The Blue, with both trying to end her once and for all! And even if Aspen manages to survive, she’s no closer to rescuing her brother from the hands of her enemies!

Michael Turner and Aspen Comics’ flagship title commemorates its landmark twenty years since its debut in grand fashion! The superstar creative team of Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Witchblade) and Siya Oum (Lola XOXO) are on board to deliver Fathom, and the iconic heroine, Aspen Matthews, to a new generation of readers as well as loyal fans alike! 

FATHOM vol 7 #6 is in stores is in stores January 2nd, 2019!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

Fathom Vol. 7 #6

Ominous Press Reunites Green Lantern Legends Ron Marz and Darryl Banks for WWII Adventure!

The mission of Ominous Press is to partner with the world’s most talented creators, bring their new projects to life, and extend their legacies. In that spirit, Ominous Press is partnering with legendary artist Darryl Banks, esteemed writer Ron Marz, and head of VanBreed Studios Allen Cordrey to bring to life two exciting projects.

The first project is an oversize hardcover graphic novel called Harken’s Raiders. Famed for creating Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, writer Ron Marz and artist Darryl Banks are again teaming for a tale of heroes facing long odds and implacable enemies. Harken’s Raiders is a classic World War II adventure, as Captain Harken leads a crack Special Operations Executive team of American commandos behind enemy lines. The mission: retrieve a German scientist who holds the key to stopping the Nazi war machine, and safely escort him to England. The problem: everything goes wrong, and Harken’s men find themselves in the fight of their lives!

The initial idea for Harken’s Raiders came from military vet Allen Cordrey, who recruited Banks and Marz to bring his concept to life. Marz jumped at the chance to work with his longtime Green Lantern collaborator again.

The companion project is Black Book: the Art of Darryl Banks, a brand-new collection of Banks’ artwork, much of it never published previously. The 100+ page hardcover spans Banks’ entire career, including classic images, rare private commissions, never-before-published sequential pages,character designs, and more. The images are all hand-picked by Darryl Banks, who provides commentary written throughout. Black Book: the Art of Darryl Banks will be the first-ever collection of Banks’ extensive work.

Both Black Book: the Art of Darryl Banks and Harken’s Raiders are available via a Kickstarter campaign from Ominous Press, which is live now, and ends on Dec. 21. A range of reward levels are offered, including signed books, original Darryl Banks artwork, military-style patches and challenge coins, and much more.

With the help of supporters, this special limited-edition project will be ready for delivery in early 2019.

Preview: Fathom Vol. 7 #5

FATHOM vol 7 #5

Ron Marz – Story  / Siya Oum – Art / Peter Steigerwald and JL Rio – Colors

1998’s Best-Selling Title of the Year Celebrates 20 Years in 2018!

Aspen learns that her battle with Killian has far-reaching consequences both below—and above—the surface, as Fathom’s preeminent heroine continues her quest to get to the bottom of the conspiracy surrounding her brother Finn’s connections with the Russian Government!

Michael Turner and Aspen Comics’ flagship title commemorates its landmark twenty years since its debut in grand fashion! The superstar creative team of Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Witchblade) and Siya Oum (Lola XOXO) are on board to deliver Fathom, and the iconic heroine, Aspen Matthews, to a new generation of readers as well as loyal fans alike!

FATHOM vol 7 #5 is in stores November 21st, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

Preview: Fathom Vol. 7 #4

FATHOM Vol. 7 #4

Ron Marz – Story  / Siya Oum – Art / Peter Steigerwald – Colors

1998’s Best-Selling Title of the Year Celebrates 20 Years in 2018!

Aspen learns that her battle with Killian has far-reaching consequences both below—and above—the surface, as Fathom’s preeminent heroine continues her quest to get to the bottom of the conspiracy surrounding her brother Finn’s connections with the Russian Government!

Michael Turner and Aspen Comics’ flagship title commemorates its landmark twenty years since its debut in grand fashion! The superstar creative team of Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Witchblade) and Siya Oum (Lola XOXO) are on board to deliver Fathom, and the iconic heroine, Aspen Matthews, to a new generation of readers as well as loyal fans alike!

FATHOM vol 7 #4 is in stores October 17th, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                  $3.99

Preview: Fathom Vol. 7 #3

FATHOM vol 7 #3

Ron Marz – Story / Siya Oum – Art / Peter Steigerwald – Colors

1998’s Best-Selling Title of the Year Celebrates 20 Years in 2018!

With her brother Finn in the hands of a hostile power bent on taking him apart piece by piece to learn his secrets, Aspen Matthews searches for allies anywhere she can find them … including the deepest depths of the sea. When Aspen returns to the undersea-dwelling of The Blue, she must decide if the enemy of her enemy is her friend … or her doom.

Michael Turner and Aspen Comics’ flagship title commemorates its landmark twenty years since its debut in grand fashion! The superstar creative team of Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Witchblade) and Siya Oum (Lola XOXO) are on board to deliver Fathom, and the iconic heroine, Aspen Matthews, to a new generation of readers as well as loyal fans alike!

FATHOM vol 7 #3 is in stores August 15th, 2018!

FC 32 pages $3.99

Preview: Fathom Vol. 7 #2

FATHOM VOL.7 #2

Ron Marz – Story / Siya Oum – Art / Peter Steigerwald – Colors / Zen – Lettering

1998’s Best-Selling Title of the Year Celebrates 20 Years in 2018!

This all-new adventure for Aspen’s preeminent hero sees her attempt to navigate an ever-changing world where The Blue are not only present above the surface—but exploited in new and dangerous ways. With her brother Finn suddenly missing, Aspen Matthews takes a deep dive to look for help, arriving in a majestic undersea city. Will she find the allies she so desperately needs, or enemies looking for vengeance? Meanwhile, the mysterious agents who have kidnapped Finn begin a series of unholy experiments to unlock the secrets of his powers!

Michael Turner and Aspen Comics’ flagship title commemorates its landmark twenty years since its debut in grand fashion! The superstar creative team of writer Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Witchblade), artist Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), and colorist Peter Steigerwald are on board to deliver Fathom, and the iconic heroine, Aspen Matthews, to a new generation of readers as well as loyal fans alike!

FATHOM vol 7 #2 is in stores August 1st, 2018!

FC 32 pages $3.99

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