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Preview: Robotech Vol. 6 Event Horizon TP

Robotech Vol. 6 Event Horizon TP

Author(s): Simon Furman, Brenden Fletcher
Artist(s): Hendry Prasetya, Sarah Stone
Cover Artist(s): Hendry Prasetya

Humanity discovers the true cost of Robotechnology, as the SDF-1 faces an apocalyptic enemy no-one could have seen coming! Legendary Transformers writer Simon Furman teams up with Brenden Fletcher (Isola, Motorcrush) to bring the hit Robotech reimagining to a galactic climax! Illustrated by dynamic mecha artist Hendry Prasetya (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers) and Sarah Stone (Netflix’s Castlevania)! Collects Robotech #21-24, plus Robotech: Free Comic Book Day 2019.

Robotech Vol. 6 Event Horizon TP

Preview: RWBY #1 (of 7)

RWBY #1 (of 7)

(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Mirka Andolfo (CA) Sarah Stone
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

In a world rife with monsters known as Grimm, the prestigious Beacon Academy trains the next generation of hunters and huntresses. Tying in with the hit Rooster Teeth web series RWBY, follow the adventures of team RWBY, comprising bruiser Yang Xiao Long, elegant Weiss Schnee, stealthy Blake Belladonna and courageous leader Ruby Rose, as they protect the world from all manner of Grimm!

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Preview: Robotech #23

Robotech #23

Author(s): Simon Furman, Brenden Fletcher
Artist(s): Hendry Prasetya, Sarah Stone
Cover Artist(s): Jeff Spokes (A), Vehicle Action Figure (B), Nick Brokenshire (C)
Retail Price: $3.99
Ship Date/Month: August 14, 2019

Event Horizon (3 of 4)! Robotech’s epic event approaches its climax, as classic characters clash and fall! With an extra story by Brenden Fletcher (Isola, Motorcrush) and artist Sarah Stone (Netflix’s Castlevania)!

Robotech #23

Preview: Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 9

Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 9

John Barber, James Roberts, Mairghread Scott (w) • Livio Ramondelli, Sarah Stone, Andrew Griffith, Marcelo Ferreira, Corin Howell, Alex Milne, Hayato Sakamoto (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)

The Autobots and Decepticons’ uneasy peace is threatened by the flames of war! Starscream, ruler of Cybertron, makes contact with Windblade’s homeworld—and the only defense against a new Cybertronian Empire is the Combiners—multiple Cybertronians joining together into huge, dangerous forms! Collects Transformers issues #39-43, More Than Meets the Eye issues #41-44, and Windblade, Volume 2 issues #1-5.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 312 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-484-8

Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 9

Preview: Transformers Windblade: The Last City

Transformers Windblade: The Last City

Mairghread Scott (w) • Sarah Stone, Corin Howell, Sara Pitre-Durocher (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)

The original fan-made Transformer stars in her own series. She cuts straight to the truth and no obstacle is going to stand in her path. Windblade is a force for good, who never fails to do the right thing. But what happens when she’s forced to work with Starscream to recruit new colonies to the Council of Worlds? Collects both the four-issue and seven-issue Windblade mini-series.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 220 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-224-0

Preview: Revolution: The Road to Revolution 100-Page Special #1

Revolution: The Road to Revolution 100-Page Special #1

Simon Furman, Chuck Dixon, John Barber, James Roberts, Mairghread Scott, Karen Traviss (w) • Robert Atkins, Brendan Cahill, Guido Guidi, E.J. Su, Steve Kurth, Andrew Griffith, Alex Milne, Sara Pitre-Durocher, Sarah Stone (a) • Pop Mhan (c)

Ten years of TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics have led to this month’s REVOLUTION! This bargain-priced bonanza presents five key stories that have paved the road to the universe being born this month! From the first-ever IDW Transformers comic to the Karen Traviss G.I. JOE, the building blocks of this universe have been growing for years!

FC • 100 pages • $7.99

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Preview: Toil and Trouble HC

Toil and Trouble HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Mairghread Scott
Artists: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Cover Artist: Sarah Stone
Price: $29.99

A daring reimagining of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Includes behind-the-scenes material and an extensive guide that draws parallels between the original text and this wholly unique interpretation.

The three fates—Riata, Cait, and Smertae—have always been guiding and protecting Scotland unseen. When there is a disagreement between the sisters, Riata and Smertae will use men as pawns, and Smertae will direct Macbeth to a crown he was never meant to have.

Collects the complete six-issue limited series.

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Review: Con Man’s Spectrum #1

spectrum #1 coverThe survivors of a brutal alien invasion converge on the last military base on Earth. Ambushed and outgunned, pilot Cash Wayne and Captain James Raaker have to figure out how to escape in a spaceship no one has ever flown! Firefly stars Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion explore the world of “Spectrum,” the cancelled-too-soon show-within-a-show from their hit web series, Con Man!

Ok, let me start with saying I’ve yet to watch Con Man, so the whole concept of this comic series is unknown to me. I know it’s a “Firefly” like series, but the specifics aren’t one I have. Whether that’s good or bad I can’t say, but what I can say is… I really enjoyed this first issue.

I’m not a fan of Firefly (feel free to beat me up in the comments), so going into reading Con Man’s Spectrum #1 I was a bit hesitant as to what I was going to find. The first issue is entertaining. It throws you quickly into the action and this world and as the main characters learn what’s going on, we the readers do as well. Things aren’t laid out easily for the reader forcing us to pay attention to get the details. It’s clear writers PJ Haarsma and Alan Tudyk have things down, though. The comic is well-paced, entertaining, and most importantly fun.

The art by Sarah Stone and Jason Johnson is awesome. I’ve liked Stone’s style for a while and it continues here with a look that I can only describe as “Western manga influenced.” If you like the series cover, the interior is just as good, this isn’t a bait and switch that can happen too often. The only knock I’ll say is that some of the panels are dark and with the coloring, it’s hard to tell exactly what’s going on, but that adds to the atmosphere of the chaos going on. So maybe it was done on purpose?

Can a comic get me to check out a television show? It looks like it because I want to now see what Con Man is all about. This comic was fun and entertaining and I’m definitely coming back for more.

Story: PJ Haarsma, Alan Tudyk Art: Jason Johnson, Sarah Stone
Story: 8.1 Art: 8.3 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Spectrum #0

SPECTRUM #0

by PJ Haarsma & Alan Tudyk, illo. by Sarah Stone
Pages: 32
Format: Comic Book
SRP: FREE
Publisher: Automatic Publishing
Distributor: Diamond Comic Distributors
Issue #0
Pub Date: May 7, 2016
Item Code: JAN160018

Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion present Spectrum, a page-turning sci-fi adventure from the record-breaking web series, Con Man!

After a vicious attack from an alien invading force devastates the globe, the survivors converge on the last military base on Earth. Ambushed and outgunned, pilot Cash Wayne and Captain James Raaker have to figure out how to escape in the Spectrum, a spaceship no one has ever flown! And escape is just the start of the trouble, at least according to Raaker’s prophetic dreams. His ship of beleaguered refugees might be the last hope for a mysterious presence known as The Scion who’s fighting a war that Earth has already lost.

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Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion Launch Spectrum Comic Book

Spectrum_01-CoverWhen Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion crowd-funded their hit web series Con Man last April, the sci-fi fan-favorite actors struck a chord: a 735%-funded campaign at $3.2M that quickly became the largest crowd-funded web series in history. Now, the record-breaking duo are lending this magic to a comic book series. Spectrum, based on the show-within-a-show featured in Con Man, debuts on Free Comic Book Day next May at comic book stores nationwide.

Con Man, which starred Fillion and Tudyk as actors from a canceled cult sci-fi show, was a comedic look at the wild world of fandom and conventions. Spectrum will tell the story that launched their careers. In the comic, a vicious attack from an alien invading force devastates the globe, but the prophetic dreams of Captain James Raaker warn that the suffering has just started. Humanity’s last hope is escape in an untested spaceship built by a madman.

The four-issue series from Automatic Publishing will be written by Tudyk and novelist/producer PJ Haarsma with artwork by Sarah Stone and overseen by Shel Dorf Award-winning editor Shannon Eric Denton. The Free Comic Book Day offering is not a sampler or a preview, but the actual first issue of the series.

The first season of Con Man is now available on Vimeo, and centers on Wray Nerely (Tudyk), who has struggled to find his big break following the untimely cancellation of Spectrum, while his friend Jack Moore (Fillion) has become a major celebrity. Jack enjoys the life of an A-lister while Wray tours the sci-fi circuit as a guest of conventions, comic book stores, and pop culture events. The show explores the crazy (and real) behind-the-scenes antics in the world of fandom.

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