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Danger & Betrayal in Your First Look at Wynd: The Throne in the Sky #2

BOOM! Studios has released a look at Wynd: The Throne in the Sky #2, the next issue of the five-issue Eisner-nominated blockbuster fantasy series by Eisner Award winner James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas, the GLAAD Award-winning creative team behind The Woods, with letterer AndWorld Design, available on September 21, 2022.  

Wynd and Merien consider a risky journey into the foreboding mountains, where the deadly cold might be the least of their worries. Danger and betrayal (and maybe even a little romance) confront our heroes at every turn, while elsewhere, the Duke makes plans of his own… 

Wynd: The Throne in the Sky #2 features wraparound main cover art and foil variant cover by acclaimed series artist Dialynas, as well as variant cover art by superstar illustrators Jorge Corona with Sarah Stern, and Jenny Frison.

Wynd: The Throne in the Sky #2

The team behind Plastic and Vinyl are back with Plush in November

Serial-killing, cannibalistic furries! Plastic and Vinyl creators Doug Wagner and Daniel Hillyard team up with colorist extraordinaire Rico Renzi for their disturbing neon-horror, Plush. This six issue miniseries will launch from Image Comics and put a spin on fursuit psychopaths this November.

In Plush, Devin Fulcher is coerced into attending his first furry convention. When he accidentally happens upon a group of furries devouring a human, the insanity begins. Do they just want Devin for dinner…or something much more wicked?

Plush #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 30:

  • Plush #1 Cover A by Hillyard & Renzi – Diamond Code SEP220043
  • Plush #1 Cover B Tony Fleecs – Diamond Code SEP220044
  • Plush #1 Cover C Jorge Corona & Sarah Stern – Diamond Code SEP220045
Plush #1

Preview: Rick and Morty Presents Vol 4

Rick and Morty Presents Vol 4

(W) Alejandro Arbona, Alex Firer, Amy Chu, Alexander Chang, Chris Daniels (A) Marc Ellerby, Sarah Stern, Ryan Lee, Devaun Dowdy, Doug Garbark, Leonardo Ito, Phil Murphy, Crank!

Learn the secret stories and hidden pasts of your favorite Rick and Morty characters in Oni Press’s Rick and Morty™ Presents Volume 4! These four oversized comics, collected here for the first time, focus on fan-favorite characters and storylines, with writing and art from today’s top talent!

Featuring the origin of Rick and Mr. Nimbus’ feud, a trip to The Hotel Immortal, all-out dog vs. squirrel war, and a hunt for the spiciest substance in the galaxy!

Rick and Morty Presents Vol 4

Preview: Rick and Morty Book Eight: Deluxe Edition

Rick and Morty Book Eight: Deluxe Edition

(W) Kyle Starks, Terry Blas, Magdalene Visaggio, Tini Howard (A) Sarah Stern, Marc Ellerby, Benjamin Dewey, Kyle Starks, Phil Murphy, Ian McGinty, Leonardo Ito, Crank!

The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious animated show RICK AND MORTY is available in its eighth deluxe hardcover collection!

Collecting issues #51-60 of the hit series, this deluxe edition hardcover features the first appearance of fan-favorite character Glootie, plus Morty finally gets a best friend, and read the tale of “The Rickoning,” an event so cataclysmic that the worlds of Rick and Morty will never be the same.

Rick and Morty Book Eight: Deluxe Edition

Review: Batgirls #3

Batgirls #3

The Batgirls are facing a lot of issues and enemies are all around. There’s a serial killer. There’s Tutor. And then there’s the Saints as well. Plus, they’re a new trio that’s figuring out how to work together and their dynamic. It all comes together for a fun and entertaining comic that’s full of kinetic energy. Batgirls #3 is another solid entry with eye-popping visuals and some great humor.

Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad have delivered another fantastic issue with Batgirls #3. The team is confronting Tutor and getting a better idea as to how the mysterious villain is controlling everyone. They why… well that’s still up in the air.

Cloonan and Conrad have put together a hell of an issue that’s full of solid action and a lot of laughs as has become a standard of the series. The Batgirls deliver a lot of the action but also some humor as Barbara runs into an old flame while they’re on a mission. The back and forth is fantastic taking what would be a rather dull and slow point of the story and ramping it up with some fun banter.

The comic is full of small moments that really stand out. A call between Barb and Dick is interesting, then delivers a twist. A small moment at the end adds a lot of heart. Then there’s small details of the art that add a hell of a lot.

Jorge Corona along with colors by Sarah Stern and Ivan Plascencia and lettering by Becca Carey deliver what feels like a pop art explosion. The series is a perfect match of attitude and visuals. The colors are bright and jump from the page creating a feel of kinetic energy that’s beyond fitting for the series and characters. The art reflects the main villain who’s a graffiti artist and the use of colors all comes together in a solid synergy of style and story.

Batgirls #3 is another fantastic issue that perfectly combines the story and art. Action, humor, and a little heart along with some unexpected twists make for another winning entry for the series. This is a comic to look forward to with each release. It’s beyond infectious.

Story: Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad Art: Jorge Corona
Color: Sarah Stern, Ivan Plascencia Letterer: Becca Carey
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Rick and Morty Presents: HeRICKtics of Rick

Rick and Morty Presents: HeRICKtics of Rick

(W) Amy Chu, Alexander Chang (A) Sarah Stern, Crank!

When Rick finds the source of a new, incredibly powerful substance, he lays claim to an entire planet in order to corner the market. But Rick and Morty aren’t the only ones on the recently renamed Arrickis, and the original inhabitants aren’t going to go away quietly.

Rick and Morty become embroiled in the local political and religious struggle and must escape not only with their lives, but with their minds intact!

Rick and Morty Presents: HeRICKtics of Rick

Review: Batgirls #2

Batgirls #2

Batgirls‘ debut was such a shot of kinetic energy. Picking up after “Fear State”, Cassandra Cain, Stephanie Brown, and Barbara Gordon are a bit wobbly having to find a new headquarters and lay low. The Batgirls are being blamed for the destruction of the clock tower, their former base, and have a foe who’s as good on the computer as Barbara. Now, they have some disciples of the Magistrate to contend with too. Batgirls #2 introduces us formally to The Saints, a trio of villains who follow Simon Saint and use his technology to fight crime.

Written by Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad Batgirls #2 kicks things off with those solid additions to the Batman rogue gallery. Each character of the trio could be a stand-alone villain but the three together bring a shot of technology that you don’t see a ton of in Batman comics. Like the Magistrate himself, the three each have a tech suit that gives them a style and focus that feels a bit like a video game. Each has a role. There’s Tarsus, the brute/tank, Valentine who is the assassin type, and then Assisi is the tech person and sniper. While each has a silo we’ve seen before, it’s still an interesting group and switches up the terror that Simon Saint brought with his Magistrate program.

What’s particularly solid about these two issues is that they seem to have a nice theme running through them. The Batgirls, The Saints, and the mystery zombie issue, all have a tinge of blind faith about them. Each is a group that’s following someone and putting their trust, and blinders, on because of that. How deep the series will explore this will be interesting but there’s a great dynamic being set up all around.

The art by Jorge Corona with color by Sarah Stern and lettering by Becca Carey is unique. The comic continues to pop with the same kinetic energy from that first issue. The art style is “pop art” in the same way tagging and graffiti is. And they share a style in many ways, in fact graffiti is part of the story. There’s an exaggeration between the art styles that works here to bring about the youthful energy of the characters from the comic and delivers the exuberance in visuals that jump from the page.

Batgirls #2 is another solid issue. It delivers the same excitement and fun as the debut issue. There’s a style about it that lets you know this is a comic that knows what it is… and that’s a hell of a lot of fun. Even if you don’t know the characters, this is a series to check out and join in on. It’s hard to get through it without finding yourself smiling and enjoying the energetic ride.

Story: Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad Art: Jorge Corona
Color: Sarah Stern Letterer: Becca Carey
Story: 8.4 Art: 8.65 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Omega Rangers Retreat to Safehaven in Power Rangers #14

BOOM! Studios revealed a first look at Power Rangers #14, from writer Ryan Parrott, artist Francesco Mortarino, colorist Raúl Angulo, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, in conjunction with the Mighty Morphin series for the epic crossover event, delivering the explosive fourth chapter of the ELTARIAN WAR, on December 29, 2021! 

The new Blue Omega Ranger, along with the rest of the Omega Rangers, retreat to Safehaven to plan their next steps. With information gathered from Zordon and the Blue Emissary, our motley crew of heroes and villains set their sights on defeating the minions of their former ally and conducting a rescue mission. But in a galaxy full of enemies, who… or what…  awaits their rescue?

Power Rangers #14 features main cover art by acclaimed illustrator Gerald Parel, and variant covers by Daniele Di Nicuolo with Walter Baiamonte, Goñi Montes, and Jorge Corona with Sarah Stern.

Power Rangers #14

Review: Batgirls #1

Batgirls #1

It’s been building to this for a while, and they’re finally here in their own series! Cassandra Cain, Stephanie Brown, and Barbara Gordon, aka Oracle now have their own series and it’s a hell of a lot of fun. They not only need to get used to a new headquarters, and living together, but they need to deal with the mysterious hacker Seer and some really bad public relations. There’s also curfew too. Batgirls #1 brings everything together for a solid debut that should leave fans of the characters and new readers very pleased.

Written by Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad, Batgirls #1 picks up on the storylines that have been seeded in other series in previous months. The old bell tower is trashed and Cassandra and Stephanie have been framed to look like terrorists. There’s also the hacker Seer who is giving Oracle a run for her money and forcing all the old tech tricks to be thrown out the window.

Batgirls #1 feels like it is going a similar route as the recent Batman storylines in that it takes the characters back to basics. All the crazy contraptions and supercomputers are gone making things a bit more grounded. Like Bruce Wayne losing his fortune, Barbara has lost her amazing network and must start over with a low-tech solution to try to achieve a lot of what she was already doing. Out are the amazing communication systems and in are walkie-talkies.

There’s also a focus on public perception which has been key in the Batman mythos since early on. The Batgirls have been framed and the public think they’re dangerous. They can’t go out and fight crime as easily as they once did so need to go back to sneaking around and keeping a lower profile. That’s at the behest of Barbara who acts as a mentor to the two. The dynamic of the trio is great and you have two young and brash individuals with the much more pragmatic and conservative approach to things. The interactions of them all are great and sure to make the series really stand out especially compared to the relationship between Batman and Robin. It’s a very different take on things that so far really stands out.

Jorge Corona‘s art style pops. With color by Sarah Stern and lettering by Becca Carey, the comic has a look that mixes youthful exuberance and energy with the chaotic aspects of the story. With blues and greens, purples, and pinks, the comic has a look about it that stands out from the shelves. It’s unique and different delivering a visual treat where the look matches the content well. Corona’s fights have a energy and flair about them that captures the duo in the center. There’s also a solid switch from the action and humor to some horror for a bit too. The art fits the comic so well and is another reason this debut issue stands out.

Batgirls #1 is a great balance of action, humor, and mystery. While it continues the back-up shorts, the first issue is a “fresh start” that new readers can easily pick up and enjoy and long time readers will want to see what’s next. There’s so much packed in a comic that knows what it is from the start and makes its vision and voice clear. One hell of a debut and great start to help wrap up DC’s year.

Story: Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad Art: Jorge Corona
Color: Sarah Stern Letterer: Becca Carey
Story: 8.45 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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MAW #4 Reveals the Monster Within

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at MAW #4, the fourth issue of a provocative five-issue horror series by award-winning journalist and opinion writer Jude Ellison S. Doyle, artist A.L. Kaplan, colorist Fabiana Mascolo, and letterer Cardinal Rae, that explores the anger of those trapped by society’s expectations and the monsters born from that collective rage, available on December 22, 2021.

Marion, recalling her trauma and the promise of the fight for justice, realizes that abusive men will never face true justice for their crimes in a patriarchal world. As Marion’s monstrous transformation nears its completion, she decides to take matters into her own hands and sets her sights on those who wronged her and her sister. The hunt is on as Marion’s rage transforms into bloody revenge—sometimes it takes a MONSTER to stop other monsters…

MAW #4 features main cover art by artist Ariela Kristantina with Sarah Stern, an homage variant by Corin M. Howell, and incentive covers by DANI with Tamra Bonvillain, and Ariela Kristantina with Sarah Stern.

MAW #4 
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