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Preview: Saucer State #4

Saucer State #4

Paul Cornell (w) • Ryan Kelly (a & c)

How do you use cake to summon something in the desert? Should you? Space Warfare Task Group reports back, and now Arcadia might have a gun in time. There’s a grave for someone who’s meant to be heading back to Earth. No more damned data. The Russians say something terrible. And Fausto plays the trumpet. It’s the White House vs. ufology vs. incoming actual real damn aliens. With a flying bedstead.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Saucer State #3 (of 6)

Saucer State #3 (of 6)

Paul Cornell (w) • Ryan Kelly (a & c)

With a real alien ship a year away from Earth, Arcadia’s far right political foes are suggesting something that sounds horribly like revolution. Meanwhile, fairies are offering her ex-husband a cake-for-access deal. No, really. It’s the start of a quest that will unlock the secrets of reality as the series takes its unique mixture of House of Cards and Jeff Kripal to… Russia?  Soon readers everywhere will be able to say, “Oh, they went there.” Because there is where we live.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Grass Kings #6

Grass Kings #6

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Intermix Cover: Matt Kindt
Retailer variant: Ryan Kelly
Price: $3.99

New Story Arc! Following the bloody battle between townships, Robert learns that the infamous serial killer from the past might be one of their own people, and begins tearing the Kingdom apart to find them.

DC Weekly Graphic Novel Review: Shade the Changing Girl Vol. 1 Earth Girl Made Easy

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. We’ve got one trade from DC Comics.

Shade the Changing Girl Vol. 1 Earth Girl Made Easy collecting issues #1-6 by Cecil Castellucci, Marley Zarcone, Ande Parks, Ryan Kelly, Kelly Fitzpatrick, and Saida Temofonte.

Find out what the trades have in store and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find it in comic stores July 12 and bookstores July 18.

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

Shade the Changing Girl Vol. 1 Earth Girl Made Easy
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

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Preview: Saucer State #2 (of 6)

Saucer State #2 (of 6)

Paul Cornell (w) • Ryan Kelly (a & c)

After last issue’s cliffhanger, US President Arcadia Alvarado is acting fast against the biggest event in world history. “Drop everything, spend everything.  Give me a damn gun.” “It won’t be a war. It’ll be a slaughter.”  “Isn’t that exactly what the post-truth bastards do?” Jump onboard as the conclusion to Saucer Country heads one step closer to the finishing line… and the end of everything!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

Review: Saucer State #1

She was abducted by aliens. Now she’s the President. She’s going to use the power of that office to find out what really happened. But will they let her?

Saucer State is the sequel to and the conclusion of the Hugo Award nominated Saucer Country and brilliantly mixes politics with a bit of The X-Files. Actually, a lot of The X-Files. That’s also not a bad thing at all as the two concepts mashed up make for an intriguing story. Usually, when we get this sort of tale the government is behind the conspiracy or it’s focused on an individual fighting for the truth. Instead, the government, in the form of the new President, is the ones fighting to find the truth.

If you haven’t read the first volume Saucer Country, and you should, you can still dive into this first issue as it does a solid job catching you up on what’s going on and moving the story forward. It helps having read the first volume, but it’s not a necessity. It adds depth, but doesn’t reveal anything that’s a must know at this point and time.

What I particularly like about what writer Paul Cornell has done with this series is the fact he gets a lot of the politics right. I’m not talking positions and platforms, I’m talking the backroom interactions and dealings. How the operatives act and talk and what’s discussed are often things I’ve experienced (though nothing about aliens). There’s enough of that to make it feel realistic and “lived in.”

Artist Ryan Kelly delivers with solid art that adds to the realism with characters that look completely normal and are all distinct, settings that feel real and worn, but also mixing in the sci-fi elements to it all. The fact Kelly is able to balance the real world and fantastical is impressive as it feels seamless and works together.

As a fan of the first volume, Saucer State has been a comic I’ve been looking forward to since it was announced and can’t wait to see where Cornell and Kelly take us as far as this conspiracy goes. If the end of the first issue is any indication, it’ll be a wild ride as already I’m caught off guard with the unexpected. A solid return and debut and I’m excited to see what happens next.

Story: Paul Cornell Art: Ryan Kelly
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Saucer State #1

Saucer State #1

Paul Cornell (w) • Ryan Kelly (a & c)

She was abducted by aliens. Now she’s the President. She’s going to use the power of that office to find out what really happened. But will they let her? Saucer State is the sequel to and the conclusion of the Hugo Award nominated Saucer Country. It’s House of Cards does The X-Files. It’s a bulletin from the brightest timeline. She will break the world to find who hurt her. And new readers can start here.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Red Thorn #13

Red Thorn #13

(W) David Baillie (A) Meghan Hetrick, Ryan Kelly (CA) Choong Yoon
In Shops: Dec 14, 2016
SRP: $3.99

Cadros and Thorn face each other for the last time, as Isla’s new powers grow explosively and Tarek is forced to make the most important decision of his life. Join us as our story of Pagan Gods, Demigods and Red Caps comes to a close. Who lives, who dies and…will our world survive?

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Preview: Red Thorn #12

Red Thorn #12

Written by: David Baillie
Art by: Ryan Kelly, Meghan Hetrick
Cover by: Choong Yoon

Thorn travels to the Otherworld and does not like what he finds there. Tarek takes on a villain, but not the one you’re expecting. Amaka tells us how she managed to survive a threat that would have killed anyone else on Earth…and Ness prepares to do something she’d sworn she never would. The twelfth chapter of Red Thorn answers almost all the questions you’ve been asking all year. Almost.

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IDW Publishing To Revive Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly’s Saucer State

Announced at San Diego Comic-Con, this one has me excited. IDW Publishing announced that Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly‘s ongoing comic series Saucer State will be released in June 2017.

Saucer Country, created by Cornell and Kelly, was published by DC/Vertigo and ran for 14 issues. The series has found a new home at IDW Publishing with a new title name, Saucer State.

Saucer Country told the story of Mexican-American Arcadia Alvarado, the former Governor of New Mexico, has been elected President of the United States… and brings with her a veritable closet filled with bizarre skeletons. As Governor, she dealt with immigration, budget cuts and an alcoholic ex. Oh… and she claims to have been “abducted by aliens.” The nightmarish encounter has left her with terrible, half-glimpsed memories and now as President, she’s determined to use her new political powers to expose the truth—and maybe, to save the world.

IDW will release The Complete Saucer Country, a collection of the entire previous series, in a special edition to coincide with the release of Saucer State #1 in Spring 2017.

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