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Preview: BroBots Vol. 3: BroBots and the Shoujo Shenanigans!

BroBots Vol. 3: BroBots and the Shoujo Shenanigans!

(W) J. Torres
(A/C/CA) Sean Dove
Age Rating: All Ages
Genre: Action/Adventure, Humor
Price: $12.99
Page Count: 40

The BroBots return in another thrilling, top-billing adventure—with cousins Mary Ann-droid and Barbara Ann-droid in tow! What should be a routine trip to the moon to see pop sensation Starlite quickly turns to disaster when the BroBots discover her in a deep sleep! Waking up is hard to do, but the BroBots are experts at going by the book. But where’s the book that tells them how to defeat the giant, evil moon monster putting everyone to sleep? Against their biggest, baddest foe yet, do the BroBots—and their cousins—stand a chance?

Oni Press Triples The Summer Reading Fun With Three New 2018 Volume Collections

Why double up when you can triple up on your summer reading? Oni Press has announced three new volume collections: Letter 44 Hardcover Book 1, Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Volume 2: Out of the Woods, and BroBots Vol. 3: BroBots and the Shoujo Shenanigans!, to add to your library:

Letter 44 Hardcover Book 1 (July 18) Written by Charles Soule, Illustrations by Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque, Colors by Guy Major and Dan Jackson

This deluxe edition collects the first 2 arcs of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning series in a new oversized format. Packed with extras, behind the scenes bonus material, sketches, concept art and more, this is one collection not to be missed.

Newly-elected president Stephen Blades hoped to tackle the most critical issues facing the nation: war, the economy, and health care. But in a letter penned by the outgoing president, Blades learns the truth that redefines “critical”: seven years ago, NASA discovered alien presence in the asteroid belt, and kept it a secret from the world. A stealth mission crewed by nine astronauts was sent to make contact, and they’re getting close—assuming they survive the long journey to reach their destination. What Blades learns about the aliens, and those sent to find them, will affect his entire presidency.

In 2016, Letter 44 made the Official List for Angoulême and Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque won the Grand Prix at the Palavas Comics Festival.

Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Volume 2: Out of the Woods (August 8) Written by Michael Tanner & Greg Smith, Illustrations by Zach Lehner

In a zombie wasteland of unknown origin, Troop 65 marshals onwards in the hopes of finding their families in Seattle, the nearest logical evacuation location. After a difficult journey by land and river, they make a stop in a suburban town that serves as ground zero of a battle between a corporate office that may have caused the apocalypse, and the survivors staying in the nearby tribal casino.

BroBots Vol. 3: BroBots and the Shoujo Shenanigans! (August 15) Written by J. Torres, Illustrations by Sean Dove

The return of the Parent’s Choice Foundation pick, BroBots! The return of the Parent’s Choice Foundation pick, BroBots! The BroBots return in another thrilling, top-billing adventure—with cousins Mary Ann-droid and Barbara Ann-droid in tow! What should be a routine trip to the moon to see pop sensation Starlite quickly turns to disaster when the BroBots discover her in a deep sleep! Waking up is hard to do, but the BroBots are experts at going by the book. But where’s the book that tells them how to defeat the giant, evil moon monster putting everyone to sleep? Against their biggest, baddest foe yet, do the BroBots—and their cousins—stand a chance?

Preview: Invader ZIM #24

Invader ZIM #24

(W) Eric Trueheart
(A) Warren Wucinich
(C) Fred C. Stresing
(CA) Warren Wucinich (Cover A), Sean Dove (Cover B)
Age Rating: All Ages
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

The killer virus has a name! Well, not really, but ZIM has the name of the guy who put the virus in GIR in the first place: VIROOZ. He also knows where he lives—Cyberflox, the galaxy’s largest technology flea market! It’ll take all of ZIM’s cunning, intelligence, and subtlety to infiltrate the planet and find VIROOZ, which means ZIM is probably going to fail. Badly. Part three of a four-part story!

Preview: Brobots, Volume 2

BROBOTS, VOLUME 2

(W) J. Torres
(A/C/CA) Sean Dove
In Stores: 8/9/17
Age Rating: All Ages
Genre: Adventure
Price: $12.99
Page Count: 40

The Brobots are back in another mecha action meets Mother Goose mash-up! This time they’re up against the Semisweet ChocoWitch of Crime Brûlée Mountain and her crumby criminal cohorts. Take a half cup of Power Rangers with a tablespoon of Powerpuff Girls and add a dash of Voltron for a recipe we’re calling “Brobots and the Mecha Malarkey”!

J. Torres and Sean Dove BroBots Returns

Oni Press has announced the return of the world’s most adorable robo-compadres in BroBots, Volume 2: BroBots and the Mecha Malarkey! Created by J. Torres and Sean Dove, the award-winning BroBots are back in another mecha action meet Mother Good mash-up! This time they’re up against the Semisweet ChocoWitch of Crime Brûlée Mountain and her crumby criminal cohorts.

BroBots, Volume Two will be available in comic book shops and ComiXology on August 9, 2017, and in bookstores on August 22, 2017. BroBots, Volume Two will solicit in the April for June PREVIEWS catalog, in comic book shops Wednesday, March 29.

Preview: Robots and the Kaiju Kerfuffle!

ROBOTS AND THE KAIJU KERFUFFLE!

(W) J. Torres
(A/C/CA) Sean Dove
Age Range: 6 and up
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Price: $12.99

A trio of robot bros reel in a big challenge and must band together to battle a giant monster in this playful take on classic kaiju-mech and fairytale stories.

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Preview: Madballs #2

MADBALLS #2

by Brad McGinty, illo. by Brian Smith, backup stories by Gunsho & Sean Dove
Pages: 32
Format: Comic Book
SRP: $2.99
Publisher: Roar Comics (an imprint of Lion Forge)
Pub Date: May 18, 2016
Item Code: MAR161564

This month, our main story by Brad McGinty (Adventure Time) and Brian Smith (Stuff of Legend) continues as the divided Madballs prank each other into oblivion during the no-rules intergalactic competition known as the Bizarro Bowl. And if you remember the fabled Madballs Van — that crazy, towering rat rod playset that was advertised but never realized — you’re in for a treat! Two wild backup stories (and variant covers) by Gunsho and Sean Dove round out the issue, along with an illustrated history of the original toy craze, making for a packed little package the likes of which we rarely get for $2.99 these days.

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Review: Revival #21

Revival21_Cover“This is no act of God. This is an act of man.”
– Don to Lester Majak

Just when you thought Revival couldn’t get any stranger, the creators go and up the creepiness factor by a magnitude of ten. Revival #21 has become my new favorite issue of the series (I know, I say that every time, but it’s hard not to). It has also become one of my favorite reads overall due to the creators consistently making imaginative and amazing stories with that rural noir feel.

Our main protagonist, Dana Cypress, is headed to Manhattan, at the behest of the FBI, to investigate a ‘reviver’ related murder. This is the first time Dana has ever left Wausau, Wisconsin and it opens up the storyline as we get deeper into the mythology surrounding the revivers. Currently in the middle of the fourth story-arc, Revival feels just as fresh now as it has ever been. Tim Seeley constantly dials up the creep factory with his eerie talking heads and outrageously awesome stories that Dana and the citizens of Wausau go through. Keeping the arcs new and daring in style is what readers enjoy most about this comic and it appears Seeley has done just that with every issue.

The element of the book that I notice immediately are the illustrations that bring you right into this world of the revived dead. Mike Norton‘s crisp lines are what make Wausau come alive, so to speak, adding that extra dimension every great comic book needs. Coupled with colors by Mark Englert and the art in Revival is worth your $2.99 all on its own. Each and every page is truly a masterpiece and it this kind of art and these illustrations that make people glad to be comic book fans.

I recently went to social media to express my enthusiasm for comic book related TV shows. Nothing against ABC’s Resurrection or A&E’s, soon to be aired, The Returned, but what audiences everywhere would certainly love is ten or thirteen episode seasons of Revival. All three shows have a similar premise (the dead returning to their original human, not zombie-like, state), but Revival does it in a way that makes each character relatable and each story something you can’t wait to find out what happens next. Plus, I already have an idea who would play each character.

Revival #21 has it all. Great art and an equally incredible story that makes you want more when you’re done. That is what a comic book should be. It should make you want more when you finish that last page. And I can’t wait for issue #22.

Spoilers below for Revival #21

Thoughts and Discussion

– The translation for what the man in the green hat on page one is -“It is as they say ‘the gods hear only one wish at a time, and nothing more’ ”

– Why did the talking head spontaneously go up in flames?

– The translation for what the talking head says is – “Not for me! I never steal! Please!” then “This is all…”. I’m not sure what “Oh Dollar Oh” means that it kept repeating.

– What is the meaning behind Martha’s dream sequence with the dear?

– What is the identity of the burned man Dr. Ramin goes to visit in the beginning of the issue? And what was with the story and business card Tom gives to Dr. Ramin at the Medical Examiner’s Office? Very strange stuff.

– What does Dana think she saw at the end of the issue?

 

Thank you for checking out my Review! Please comment below so we can discuss the issue more!

Story: Tim Seeley Art: Mike Norton Colors: Mark Englert Cover: Jenny Frison
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Revival #19

Revival-19-CoverA“He (Dana’s Dad) said I was the best daughter I could be. Now I just had to be the best big sister I could be”
– Dana

Revival #19 began its fourth arc with issue #18 and things that were thought of as secret are coming back to haunt Dana and her Reviver sister Martha Cypress. Martha has become somewhat of a vigilante since we met her in the first issue of this dark graphic noir. We know little about the Revivers, but enough to figure out some of their motives. We know that Revivers heal quickly and can survive most forms of death even. Em uses this ‘superpower’ to her advantage to right wrongs and protect herself and, most importantly, her family. The second arc ended with Em killing the Check Brothers, who were selling Reviver organs on the black market, to protect Cooper and her family. She thought her problem was buried, literally, but now the FBI is in town and they are asking questions.

We begin this month’s story with Lester Majak heartbroken over the disappearance of Chuck, his beloved dog. We last saw Chuck marching along with his master with one of the ghosts close by. Sulking over his cup of tea, Lester looks up to find Chuck on his back porch mumbling in the same manner we’ve seen the ghosts do in many scenes. Chuck falls over and the ghost, along with blood, erupts from within Chuck and into Lester for a moment. Lester than throws it up, but not before he has visions of running along with Chuck and what appeared to be baby squirrels next to a lake. This was strange to me and didn’t make much sense, but I’m hoping we will get an explanation later on. Like I said, we don’t know much about the ghosts or the Revivers, just enough to help us figure out some scenes.

The story continues with Ed Holt and Wayne going at it again with the Sheriff giving Ed trouble whenever he can. One of the interesting things that I love about the way Seeley tells this story is how each arc begins with very broad stories that tie together nicely issues later when the arc is coming to a close. It is very well written and should be one of the myriad of reasons to pick up this book. Wayne gives Ed a ticket for taking a crap in the woods and, of course, Ed uses it to wipe his butt to show that he can’t be pushed around. The last panel shows us the beginning of a new part of the story with men underground digging a tunnel. That’s all the information we get at this point and probably the reason for Ed watching over this area in the first place when Sheriff Wayne approaches.

The primary story this month is Dana and her continuing struggle to locate her sister, Em’s, murderer. The reason I chose that quote at the top is because It pretty much spells out the entire story for us. Dana has been trying to be a better big sister to Martha and searching for her killer is how she plans on achieving that. Dana tells Ibrahim about her sister’s situation and he reluctantly decides to help her and keep it a secret. Dana, a police officer, has not told anyone, including her dad, about her sister being a Reviver or the fact she was murdered. That puts Ibrahim into a sticky predicament, but he decides to help Dana anyway.

My favorite scene was when Dana pulled over May Tao, the reporter, for drunk driving. May knows that Martha killed the Check Brothers, but chose not to report it because Martha helped her at one point. May uses this information to get out of the drunk driving ticket by covertly blackmailing Dana. The issue ends with Dana and her father, Sheriff Wayne Cypress, in the mayor’s office when two FBI agents tell her they would like to speak to her about the Check Brothers.

This issue was good and the art by Mike Norton always impresses. His crisp lines and facial expressions put us right in the middle of this little town and what each character is going through. Em meets a new and interesting friend in Rhodey, the skateboarding Jesus and I can’t wait to learn more about this new Reviver. This is one of my favorite books and I love the noir feel it gives off. The story gets better with each arc the cliffhangers always make you yearn for the next release. I wonder how much the FBI knows and what questions they could possibly have for Dana. Can Dana help Martha avoid the FBI’s scrutiny? This will definitely give her the opportunity to be the better big sister that she was hoping for.

Thoughts and Questions

– What was the tunnel for that Ed Holt was watching over? Where was it going to?

– How much does the FBI know about the Check Brothers disappearance? Do they think Martha was involved?

– Why did the ghost enter Chuck and then Lester? What is their purpose? Why did they kill Chuck? And what were the visions about that Lester saw?

Thank you for checking out my Review! Please comment below so we can discuss the issue more!

Story: Tim Seeley Art: Mike Norton Colors: Mark Englert Cover: Jenny Frison
Story: 8.5 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Read

Preview – Hoax Hunters #8

Hoax Hunters #8

Story by: Michael Moreci & Steve Seeley
Art By: Axel Medellin
Cover By: Sean Dove
Price: $2.99

“HAUNCHYVILLE,” Conclusion
Recent revelations leave the Hoax Hunters searching for answers as they confront the strange terror of Haunchyville.

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