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Free Comic Book Day 2023: Discover Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa’s Mech Cadets before the Netflix show!

For this year’s Free Comic Book Day, BOOM! Studios is giving you a chance to discover Mech Cadets Yu with the Mech Cadets 2023 FCBD Special. It’s a free special issue from highly acclaimed writer Greg Pak, artist Takeshi Miyazawa, colorist Triona Farrell, and letterer Simon Bowland, the exclusive free reprint of the very first Mech Cadet Yu issue, soon to be a television show on Netflix.   

Mech Cadets 2023 FCBD Special featuring a cover by series artist Miyazawa, arrives in comic shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day, May 6, 2023.

Ahead of the highly anticipated premiere of the Netflix animated series, return to Sky Corps Academy in this exclusive reprint of the first issue of Mech Cadet Yu. Every year, giant sentient robots from outer space come to Earth and bond forever with a brand new crop of cadets at Sky Corps Academy to help keep the planet safe. But this year, instead of making a connection with a cadet, one of the mechs bonds with Stanford, a young kid working with his Mom as a janitor at Sky Corps. Stanford has the opportunity of a lifetime but he’ll first have to earn the trust of his classmates if he’s to defend the planet from the monstrous Sharg. It’s the perfect time to revisit this iconic story by bestselling writer Greg Pak and fan-favorite artist Takeshi Miyazawa!

The Mech Cadets 2023 FCBD Special will be accompanied by the release of Mech Cadets Book One on May 23, 2022. Mech Cadets Book One is the first complete collection of the original 12 issue Mech Cadet Yu run ahead of the Netflix 3D animated series that it inspired, coming to the streaming service in 2023. 

Mech Cadets 2023 FCBD Special

Review: Naughty List

His real name is Nicholas Sinterklass, and this is the story of what happens when you steal his Naughty List. Nick is on a mission to get the list back.

Story: Nick Santora
Art: Lee Ferguson
Color: Juancho!, Pippa Bowland
Letterer: Dave Sharpe, Simon Bowland

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Barbaric: Axe to Grind #1 and Heart Eyes #1 get new printings

Barbaric: Axe to Grind #1 and Heart Eyes #1 from Vault Comics have sold out at the distributors on the day of release and are being rushed back to print. 

The Barbaric: Axe to Grind #1 second printing will go on sale September 21st alongside the series’ second issue. The Heart Eyes #1 second printing will go on sale September 28th, alongside issue #2. The new printing covers are pictured above. 

Barbaric: Axe to Grind is the second book in the massively successful fantasy/comedy hybrid series written co-created by Michael Moreci, drawn and co-created by Nathan Gooden, colored by Addison Duke, and lettered by Jim Cambpell.

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the start of an all-new arc of BARBARIC!
Follow Owen and his magical companion, the tender, talking Axe as they spread kindness and hope in a world gone bad…just kidding! Owen, Axe, and Soren are back, and so is all the mayhem and bloodshed that follows them wherever they go! This time, they’re out to settle an old score against Gladius, a wicked a$$hole who did Owen wrong way back in his barbarian days. As always…it’s just f***ing barbaric.

Heart Eyes is the brand new Lovecraftian horror/romance hybrid series co-created by smash hit writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Victor Ibáñez, with colors by Addison Duke and letters by Simon Bowland.

Sanity-eating monsters ended humanity. The unlucky few who survived now hide in the cracks of a broken world. And yet somehow, beneath the graveyard that used to be San Antonio, Rico met Lupe, the girl of his dreams. But how did she get here? And why is she smiling? No one survives out in the street. No one smiles where the monsters lurk.

Preview: The Naughty List #4

The Naughty List #4

Writer: Nick Santora
Artist: Lee Ferguson
Colorist: JUANCHO!
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 7.27.2022

Jingle Bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! Oh, what fun it is to ride in a two-door pick-up truck sleigh! As Nicholas and Plum continue their hunt for Santa’s Naughty List, they head to the city that never sleeps, coming face to face with RoShamBo and a showdown that will leave only one of them walking away with the Naughty List.

The Naughty List #4

Exclusive Preview: The Naughty List #4

The Naughty List #4

Writer: Nick Santora
Artist: Lee Ferguson
Colorist: JUANCHO!
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 7.27.2022

Jingle Bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! Oh, what fun it is to ride in a two-door pick-up truck sleigh! As Nicholas and Plum continue their hunt for Santa’s Naughty List, they head to the city that never sleeps, coming face to face with RoShamBo and a showdown that will leave only one of them walking away with the Naughty List.

The Naughty List #4

Review: Promethee 13:13 #1

What if you knew the world was about to end? What would you be willing to do to save the people you love?

Promethee 13:13 #1 kicks off an intriguing sci-fi series.

Story: Andy Diggle
Art: Shawn Martinbrough
Color: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Simon Bowland

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Zeus Comics


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Review: Naughty List #3

His real name is Nicholas Sinterklass, and this is the story of what happens when you steal his Naughty List. Nick is on a mission to get the list back.

The Naughty List #3 takes a bit of a break to tell us who stole the list.

Story: Nick Santora
Art: Lee Ferguson
Color: Juancho!
Letterer: Simon Bowland

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Zeus Comics
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Exclusive Preview: The Naughty List #3

THE NAUGHTY LIST #3

Writer: Nick Santora 
Artist: Lee Ferguson 
Colorist: Juancho! 
Letterer:  Simon Bowland
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 06.29.22

We pick up Santa Claus exactly where you’d expect to find him – in a beat pick-up truck, hundreds of feet in the air, heading to New York City to catch a killer. But before we get there, Nick debunks classic Christmas myths and shares the origin story of RoShamBo – the only known by-product of a troll-human coupling…and the SOB who probably stole the Naughty List.

THE NAUGHTY LIST #3

Review: Naughty List #2

His real name is Nicholas Sinterklass, and this is the story of what happens when you steal his Naughty List. Nick is on a mission to get the list back and he thinks he knows who might have an idea who has it.

Story: Nick Santora
Art: Lee Ferguson
Color: Juancho!
Letterer: Simon Bowland

Get your copy in comic shops! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Zeus Comics


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Review: Batman: Fortress #1

Batman: Fortress #1

Batman: Fortress #1 is an interesting debut. It feels like a story that’s a bit different and will be entertaining. But, it also doesn’t quite feel like a story that needs to be a miniseries. Batman: Fortress #1 kicks off what seems like an entertaining story arc for either a Batman or Justice League comic.

Written by Gary Whitta, the comic focuses on a what we believe is a worldwide attack from the perspective of Batman. With a creepy ominous build, the first issue feels a bit like a cross between Independence Day and Batman: One Dark Knight. Something is disrupting the power system which plunges Gotham into darkness. The GCPD and Batman must decide what to do as villains escape prison and crime begins to escalate.

But, this phenomenon isn’t limited to Gotham, it’s worldwide! Is it an attack? What’s the cause? Batman needs the help of the Justice League to stop whatever is going on. But, where’s Superman in all of this?

Batman: Fortress #1 has a nice setup and focus on what would happen in Gotham in a power outage. There’s a solid look at Batman and what drives him and how he looks at his priorities. There’s also really solid moments featuring Gordon as he discusses the difficult situation the GCPD is in. Overall, there’s a level of detail that makes it a really great Batman story.

But, the issue doesn’t quite rise to the need of a miniseries. So far, it feels like a really entertaining arc in an ongoing series as it transitions from one major story arc to the next. It has yet made the case for its need to be a separate miniseries beyond where it’d be able to run in either Batman or Justice League, each with their own events currently.

The art by Darick Robertson is decent. It’s an art style that I like but not blown away with. Everything looks good but it’s not a comic whose visuals are ones that stick with you. The color by Diego Rodriguez and lettering by Simon Bowland is also solid. Rodriguez’s color does a really great job of keeping the visuals easy to see. The comic is supposed to be in a blackout, so could easily have gone a bit too dark.

Batman: Fortress #1 is a fun and entertaining start but it’s not necessarily a comic I left super excited about. It’s good but overall fills like a filler arc in-between two major arcs in an ongoing series. Its direction should be interesting and I have my whole predictions about Superman but as far as a start, it’s good. This is one for those that want the start of a summer blockbuster story featuring Batman or those that are a big fan of a character but overall, it might be one you want to wait for the collection.

Story: Gary Whitta Art: Darick Robertson
Color: Diego Rodriguez Letterer: Simon Bowland
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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