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Comics Deserve Better Episode 19: Papaya Salad by Elisa Macellari

On the penultimate episode of Comics Deserve Better Season 2, Brian, Darci, and Logan discuss the historical fiction/biography/magical realism comic Papaya Salad by Elisa Macellari. This 2020 release is a Thai/Italian comic about Macellari’s great-uncle as he goes from rural Thailand to serving in the military in Europe on the eve of World War II and gives a unique perspective on this historical conflict. Also, there’s the usual news chatter including new Image comics by Guillem March and James Harren, upcoming books Brindille and Chef’s Kiss, and Dan Rather working on a graphic novel. There’s also a discussion of Grant Morrison doing an origin story for Atomahawk, more R-rated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and finally, an obituary for legendary cartoonist, Richard Corben. Other comics mentioned on the podcast were Homunculus, Gonzalo, Minotaar, Cry Wolf Girl, Under the Dead Oak Tree, Karmela Krimm, Phonogram: Singles Club, Ronin Island, The Picture of Everything Else, and Reckless. (Episode art by Elisa Macellari)

Preview: Ronin Island Vol. 3

Ronin Island Vol. 3

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Giannis Milonogiannis
In Shops: Dec 16, 2020
SRP: $14.99

The New York Times best-selling author Greg Pak (Firefly, Agents of Atlas) and artist Giannis Milonogiannis (Old City Blues) present the final chapter of the critically-acclaimed series, as new heroes are forged and legends are born.

Hana and Kenichi finally return to the island seeking refuge, but are denied entry by Elder Jin and the Islanders who fear the newly mutated by Jin. Caught between the Island’s defenses, the Shogun’s oncoming forces, and the deadly new monsters, Hana and Kenichi must rally their own troops and make one final stand to protect the homeland that has abandoned them, in order to preserve the ideals they know are right and fight for the future they want.

Collects Issues #9-12.

Ronin Island Vol. 3

Preview: Ronin Island Vol. 2

Ronin Island Vol. 2

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Giannis Milonogiannis
In Shops: Jul 29, 2020
SRP: $14.99

The New York Times best-selling author Greg Pak (Star Wars, Firefly) and artist Giannis Milonogiannis (Old City Blues) present the next chapter of the critically-acclaimed action series about a new generation of heroes struggling to do the right thing in the face of an increasingly complicated and deadly world.

Hana and Kenichi have been separated, forced to find their own ways back to the Island. Kenichi, cast out in exile, must learn to survive the wilderness on his own without the support his noble upbringing previously provided; Hana must also survive a dangerous foreign environment, as she travels alongside the Shogun’s caravan back towards the Island and contends with the cutthroat political in-fighting of the elite.

Collects issues #5-8.

Ronin Island Vol. 2

Preview: Ronin Island #12

Ronin Island #12

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Giannis Milonogiannis
In Shops: Jul 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

As the battle dust clears, the Island will never be the same. The world beyond their waters is a dangerous place, and it’s up to Hana and Kenichi to make one final decision, one that will shape the future of their home forever.

Ronin Island #12

Preview: Ronin Island #11

Ronin Island #11

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Colorist: Irma Pak
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artists:
 
    Main Cover: Giannis Milonogiannis
    Preorder Cover: Ethan Young
Price: $3.99

The war for the Island rages on—but in the heat of battle, will neither side open their eyes to the true threat bearing down on them, in the form of the Byōnin?

Ronin Island #11

Preview: Ronin Island #10

Ronin Island #10

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Colorist: Irma Kniivila
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artists:
      Main Cover:
Giannis Milonogiannis
    Preorder Cover: Ethan Young
Price: $3.99

With enemies on all sides, Hana and Kenichi struggle to protect the island and themselves. But the Shogun has a more sinister plan brewing, and for anyone to survive this fight, Kenichi will need to rally the island’s forces, and Hana will have to prove to those loyal to the Shogun that his way of life is not worth fighting for.

Ronin Island #10

Preview: Ronin Island #9

Ronin Island #9

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Colorist: Irma Kniivila
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artists:
 
    Main Cover: Giannis Milonogiannis
    Preorder Cover: Ethan Young
Price: $3.99

Denied re-entry to the island, and with the combined forces of the Shogun and the bandits closing in, Hana and Kenichi prepare for the battle of their lives.

Ronin Island #9

Preview: Ronin Island Vol. 1 SC

Ronin Island Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Colorist: Irma Kniivila
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Price: $14.99

After a mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society.

Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean peasants, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other. But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: there is a new Shogun and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new enemy…a mutated horde that threatens to wipe out all humanity.

Written by bestselling author Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu, Totally Awesome Hulk) and beautifully illustrated by Giannis Milonogiannis (Old City Blues, Prophet), Ronin Island Volume One explores an idealistic coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of a morally gray time of war where the reasons for fighting are questioned at every turn. 

Collects issues 1-4.

Ronin Island Vol. 1 SC

Around the Tubes

Venom #20

It was Thanksgiving for much of the GP team yesterday and we’re still recovering from festivities but that’s not slowing us down! We’ve still got lots of news, previews, and reviews coming your way today! But first off, news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – The New Avengers VR Game Is Fun, If Inconsequential – Awe.

Atomic Junk Shop – Comic Book Piracy or How to Kill What You Love – An interesting read.

Reviews

CBR – Ronin Island Vol. 1
IGN – Venom #20

Preview: Ronin Island #8

Ronin Island #8

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Colorist: Irma Kniivila
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artists:  
Main Cover: Giannis Milonogiannis
Preorder Cover: Ethan Young
Price: $3.99

Kenichi’s bandits confront the Shogun’s caravan, bringing him face to face with Hana for the first time in months. Faced between her sworn word to the Shogun and her loyalty to Kenichi and the home he represents, Hana must make a final choice.

Ronin Island #8
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