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BOOM! Studios Announces the Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special

BOOM! Studios, in partnership with The Jim Henson Company, has announced the Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special, on sale in November. Featuring a diverse assembly of acclaimed creators, including Jeff Stokely, Roger Langridge, Delilah S. Dawson, Adam Smith, Katie Cook, Ryan Sook, Derek Kirk Kim, and more, this second annual special is an all-new collection of short stories that celebrates the various characters and creatures from the world of Labyrinth (1986). This includes the never-before-told story of how Sir Didymus met his trusted steed Ambrosius, and the story of a goblin running late to the famous “Dance Magic Dance” sequence from the iconic film.

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Preview: Superman #25

Superman #25

(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason (A) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, Patrick Gleason (CA) Ryan Sook
RATED T
In Shops: Jun 21, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“BLACK DAWN” part six! The extra-sized finale to “Black Dawn” reveals the villain tearing the Super-Family apart and destroying everything the Man of Steel holds dear!

Preview: Superman #24

Superman #24

(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason (A) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza (CA) Ryan Sook
RATED T
In Shops: Jun 07, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“BLACK DAWN” part five! The Man of Steel faces the one foe he refuses to fight-his son. An emerging new ability for Superboy proves deadly to Superman as the promise of power appears to lead Jon Kent to betray his father.

Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujilo, and Moritat Team Up for Sheena

Things heat up this summer, as Dynamite Entertainment welcomes readers back to the jungle with the launch of their latest iconic character, Sheena! Written by the creative dynamic duo made-up of GLAAD-Nominated, NYT Best-Selling Marguerite Bennett and newcomer Christina Trujilo, with illustrations by Moritat, everyone’s favorite Queen of the Jungle swings back into action on August 2, 2017 when issue #0 lands in stores!

Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, was the first female character in comics to carry her own dedicated series beginning in 1937. Created by industry legends Will Eisner and S. M. “Jerry” Iger, this groundbreaking character saw 167 issues over the span of two decades. In this riveting relaunch, Sheena proves her prowess as the guardian of the jungle as she pursues a mysterious invader that has come to spy on the Amazon’s most ancient secrets. Following the path of the trespasser, she encounters a forbidden ruin in which even more deadly dangers lie in wait — and begins an adventure that will take her beyond her wildest imaginings!

Sheena began her fictional existence as an orphan raised by a shaman in the jungle, perfecting her survival skills and mastering the ability to communicate with animals. Her many adventures brought her into conflict with evil hunters, slave traders, and rampaging wildlife. The character has thrilled audiences in several television and film adaptations, including portrayals by actresses Irish McCalla (1955-1956), Tanya Roberts (1984), and Gena Lee Nolin (2000). Dynamite Entertainment has a long history of publishing jungle fantasy and pulp adventure, making it the perfect home for Sheena!

Cover artwork for Sheena #0 spotlights the talents of the Emanuela Lupacchino with limited variant editions including “Sneak Peek” covers from interior artist Moritat, as well as from Ryan Sook and J. Scott Campbell!

Sheena #0 is slated for release in August.

Preview: Superman #23

Superman #23

(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason (A) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza (CA) Ryan Sook
RATED T
In Shops: May 17, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“BLACK DAWN” part two! The mysterious force behind Superman’s defeat reveals itself. Superboy wonders what is so great about Truth, Justice and the American way. Will Jon turn against his father?

Preview: Superman #22

Superman #22

(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason (A) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, Ray McCarthy (CA) Ryan Sook
RATED T
In Shops: May 03, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“BLACK DAWN” part one! What is the secret of the Dead Man’s Swamp? Superman is tested by a mysterious force that pushes his convictions to the limit. Can the Man of Steel save face in the eyes of Hamilton and his son, Superboy?

Review: Inhumans Prime #1

In the wake of the awesome events of IVX – what will become of the Inhumans? In this oversized special issue – the trial of Maximus! The coming of Marvel Boy! And what is the dark secret of Black Bolt?

Inhumans Prime feels like the “special bridging issue” it’s pitched as. The issue looks at the past of the Inhumans and their future – on Earth and in the stars as it sets up the various series to come.

Unlike its X-Men counterpart comic, Inhumans Prime is one story as opposed to a series of vignettes and scenes brought together. In that sense, the issue works a bit differently as it doesn’t lay out what’s coming as easily as X-Men Prime, instead hinting at a lot of where the Inhumans universe will be going.

The comic focuses on Maximus wrapping up the betrayal and chaos he’s caused for the Inhumans. At the same time the monarchy is dissolved and Marvel Boy is brought into the fold with some secret that’ll drive the Inhumans into an interesting direction. We have hints as to what, but it’s not totally clear. What’s interesting though is that the Inhumans find themselves in the same situation the X-Men were.

Writer Al Ewing makes that pretty clear as the comic beats you over the head with the fact that without Terrigen, this may be the final generation of Inhumans with no new ones to be created as their process is missing that key ingredient… or is it? That’s clearly where at least one of the comics spinning out of this is going. But, again, what’s interesting is now the Inhumans are the ones that are facing extinction a shift for a group of characters that at one point was perceived as being pushed at the expense of the X-Men. With these two franchises we get a sense of a balance is being found between the two. Ewing seems to deliver that in a few ways with some of the various dialogue that’s delivered. It’s interesting to see it all play out, especially when juxtaposed that a new government is being formed for the Inhumans.

Ryan Sook and Chris Allen deliver solid art and though the action is brief, the art throughout is the futuristic tech like world I’d expect with the Inhumans and it’s all delivered in a way that looks great on the page. The colors by Paul Mounts pop off of the page enhancing Sook’s art and even on pages where there’s a literal stadium of characters, the detail is great.

Inhumans Prime absolutely sets up the future and does so in a way that it doesn’t feel like a series of blunt short stories leading into their new series. Instead the comic is filled with hints and teases as to what’s coming and does so in a way that it too tells a complete story that can be read as a one-shot.

Story: Al Ewing Art: Ryan Sook and Chris Allen Cover Art: Jonboy Meyers
Story: 7.90 Art: 7.95 Overall: 7.90 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Inhumans Prime #1

Inhumans Prime #1

(W) Al Ewing (A) Ryan Sook (CA) Jonboy Meyers
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 29, 2017
SRP: $4.99

RESURRXION BEGINS HERE!

In the wake of the awesome events of IVX – what will become of the Inhumans? In this oversized special issue – the trial of Maximus! The coming of Marvel Boy! And what is the dark secret of Black Bolt? A special bridging issue between the past of the Inhumans and their future – on Earth and in the stars!

Inhumans Prime #1 Brings You The Future of Inhumanity This March!

Their throne shattered by the events of Inhumans vs. X-Men, times are changing for the Inhumans. And the ResurrXion begins for this strange super race this March in Inhumans Prime #1! Setting the stage for a bevy of can’t-miss new series – Royals, Secret Warriors, and Black Bolt – this one-shot asks the question: is there a future for the Inhuman race? Incoming Royals writer Al Ewing is joined by fan-favorite artist Ryan Sook and rising star Chris Allen to bring readers the next blockbuster chapter of Inhumanity! Witness…the trial of Maximus! The prophecy of Marvel Boy! The rise of a new leader! And more! Plus, what dark secret is Black Bolt hiding that could shatter the Inhumans once and for all? Be there for this special issue that bridges the past of the Inhumans…and their future. Both here on Earth, and in the depths of space! Don’t miss the kickoff to the next stage of Inhuman evolution!

Featuring covers by Jonboy Meyers, Ryan Stegman, Jack Kirby, Elizabeth Torque, Ryan Sook, and June Brigman.

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Preview: Superman #15

Superman #15

(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason (A) Ed Benes, Jorge Jimenez, Ryan Sook, Clay Mann (CA) Patrick Gleason
RATED T
In Shops: Jan 18, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“MULTIPLICITY” part two! Superman and New Super-Man fight alongside an army of Supermen from across the Multiverse against the threat trying to wipe them all out of existence! Plus, Jon and his neighbor Kathy investigate a hidden horror that seems to be growing in their town.

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