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Review: You Are Obsolete #5

You Are Obsolete #5 wraps up the horror series and leaves you pondering what it all means.

Story: Mathew Klickstein
Art: Evgeniy Bornyakov
Color: Pippa Bowland, Francesca Citarelli, Juancho Valez
Letterer: Simon Bowland

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Preview: Ronin Island #9

Ronin Island #9

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Colorist: Irma Kniivila
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artists:
 
    Main Cover: Giannis Milonogiannis
    Preorder Cover: Ethan Young
Price: $3.99

Denied re-entry to the island, and with the combined forces of the Shogun and the bandits closing in, Hana and Kenichi prepare for the battle of their lives.

Ronin Island #9

Review: The Visitor #1

The Visitor #1

Unstoppable. Untraceable. Unkillable. This is how he changes the world…
Who is the Visitor? Why are the leaders of the world terrified of him? And will they live long enough to find out? It all kicks off in The Visitor #1.

It’s ironic in some ways, but I’ve just started trying to track down the original Visitor series published in the late 90’s, long before Valiant relaunched its universe in 2012. That Visitor, who obviously shares a name with this one and little else (that we’ve been told, anyway) was an alien from the far reaches of space who was trying to help Make Things Better on Earth. Although his identity was revealed eventually, on the off chance that the same beat will be revisited here. I think it’s unlikely, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen. If you really want to know, you’re reading this on a device with Google…

The Visitor #1 barely features the title character, showing him primarily in shadows or a hooded trench coat, instead it focuses on a group of scientists with dubious motivations as they try to deploy and/or test a new technology that may or may not improve the lives of the general populace.

Paul Levitz deliberately leaves the Visitor a mystery in his own book, giving him precious little screen time as the story unfolds. It’s an interesting choice to focus less on the title character and more on those whose lives he’s disrupting, but it certainly sets the stage for the moment that we’re able to glean some more information about the character – who he is and what his motivations are – that will hopefully start coming out next issue.

If nothing else, it’s already got me hooked.

Speaking of hooks, MJ Kim‘s artwork is on point in this comic. New York is always a fun city for comics, and the skyscrapers in the background are lovingly rendered. Kim’s panel layout suits this story wonderfully, and combined with the coloring work of Diego Rodriguez, well then you’ve got a brilliant looking book with some fantastic story pacing.

You don’t need to be super familiar with the original Visitor (actually, you don’t even need to know there was an original Visitor), or even the start of what promises to be a thrilling ride.

Story: Paul Levitz Art: MJ Kim
Color: Diego Rodriguez Letterer: Simon Bowland
Story: 8.9 Art: 9.1 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: The Visitor #1 (of 6)

THE VISITOR #1 (of 6)

Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by MJ KIM
Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Letters by SIMON BOWLAND
Cover A by AMILCAR PINNA
Cover B by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover C by MICHAEL WALSH
Preorder Edition Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Blank Cover Also Available
On sale DECEMBER 18 | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

Unstoppable. Untraceable. Unkillable. This is how he changes the world…
Who is the Visitor? Why are the leaders of the world terrified of him? And will they live long enough to find out?

THE VISITOR #1 (of 6)

Preview: Ronin Island Vol. 1 SC

Ronin Island Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Colorist: Irma Kniivila
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Price: $14.99

After a mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society.

Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean peasants, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other. But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: there is a new Shogun and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new enemy…a mutated horde that threatens to wipe out all humanity.

Written by bestselling author Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu, Totally Awesome Hulk) and beautifully illustrated by Giannis Milonogiannis (Old City Blues, Prophet), Ronin Island Volume One explores an idealistic coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of a morally gray time of war where the reasons for fighting are questioned at every turn. 

Collects issues 1-4.

Ronin Island Vol. 1 SC

Review: You Are Obsolete #3

Things become much clearer in the third issue of You Are Obsolete.

Story: Mathew Klickstein
Art: Evgeniv Borntakov
Color: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Simon Bowland

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Preview: Killswitch #2

KILLSWITCH #2

Writer(s): Jeffrey and Susan Bridges
Artist Name(s): Walter Geovani (Pencils, Inks), Brittany Peer (Colors), Simon Bowland (letters)
Cover Artist(s): Natasha Alterici
24 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

Marcella’s found more fight than she bargained for, as the Augurs hide in fear for their lives. They regroup and formulate a plan to escape the city and head for the comet’s exterior, while Jackson’s frustrations grow and Farrell goes to extreme lengths to bring the Augurs in.

KILLSWITCH #2

Preview: Ronin Island #8

Ronin Island #8

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Colorist: Irma Kniivila
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artists:  
Main Cover: Giannis Milonogiannis
Preorder Cover: Ethan Young
Price: $3.99

Kenichi’s bandits confront the Shogun’s caravan, bringing him face to face with Hana for the first time in months. Faced between her sworn word to the Shogun and her loyalty to Kenichi and the home he represents, Hana must make a final choice.

Ronin Island #8

Exclusive Preview: You Are Obsolete #3

YOU ARE OBSOLETE #3

Writer: Mathew Klickstein
Artist: Evgeniy Bornyakov
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 11.20.19

Investigative reporter Lyla Wilton discovers the awful truth as to why the children on the island she’s been assigned to write about have brought her there. Will she help them with their devious plot…and does she even have a choice?

YOU ARE OBSOLETE is a spine-tingling thriller that evokes the eerie naturalism of 1970s horror films with a modern deadly digital twist. Written by Mathew Klickstein (Sony Pictures’ Against the Dark, Slimed!, Springfield Confidential, Selling Nostalgia) and drawn by Evgeniy Bornyakov (DESCENDENT).

YOU ARE OBSOLETE #3

Review: You Are Obsolete #2

The kids have taken over a small Estonian town in the creepy You Are Obsolete which evokes some great horror stories.

Story: Mathew Klickstein
Art: Evgeniy Bornyakov
Color: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Simon Bowland

Get your copy in comic shops 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.

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