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Preview: The Season of the Snake #1

The Season of the Snake #1

Writer Serge Lehman
Artist Jean-Marie Michaud
CVR A Simon Roy
CVR B Jean-Marie Michaud
72pp, $6.99, On Sale April 11, 2018

Written by multi award winning science fiction writer, Serge Lehman, creator of the Chimera Brigade!

A rich and intricate world, perfect for both science fiction and fantasy fans.

Preview: Robotech #8

ROBOTECH #8

Writer: Simon Furman, Brian Wood
Artists: Marco Turini, Marco Lesko
Cover A: Simon Roy
Cover B: Action Figure Variant – Blair Shedd
Cover C:  Claudia SG Iannicello
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: March 21, 2018

Legendary Transformers scribe Simon Furman joins writer Brian Wood to chronicle the ongoing adventures of the SDF-1!

The second arc of the sell-out, fan favourite series!

Thought Bubble 2017 Anthology to Benefit Children’s Charity Barnardos

Image Comics has announced the Thought Bubble 2017 Anthology #6, which will feature some of the top creators in the industry and will benefit the children’s charity Barnardos. It will be available this September.

The Thought Bubble 2017 Anthology is a collection of new short stories by some of the best in the business for the UK’s Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival, which takes place in Leeds, Northern England from 18th to 24th September 2017.

The anthology will feature work from such creative comics titans as Jason Aaron, Jen Bartel, Cecil Castellucci, Brandon Graham, Jody Houser, Jason Latour, Emi Lenox, Simon Roy, Marley Zarcone, and many more.

hought Bubble 2017 Anthology #6 (Diamond Code JUN178088) will hit stores on Wednesday, September 20th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is this Monday, July 24th.

Preview: Star Trek: Waypoint #5

Star Trek: Waypoint #5

Simon Roy, Cavan Scott (w) • Simon Roy, Josh Hood (a) • Simon Roy (c)

Star Trek: Waypoint continues its celebration of Star Trek with two new tales. Simon Roy (Prophet) takes on the Prime Directive in an Original Series story, while writer Cavan Scott (Dr. Who, Sherlock Holmes) and artist Josh Hood (Star Trek: DeviationsWe Can Never Go Home) focus on Doctor Bashir in a thought-provoking Deep Space Nine tale.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Dark Horse Announces All-New Halo Anthology!

343 Industries and Dark Horse Comics are set to release a brand-new Halo graphic novel anthology based on the massive video game franchise later this year.

Halo: Tales from Slipspace will feature all-new stories from some of the comic industry’s best—including Jonathan Wayshak, Eric Nguyen, Alex Irvine, Kody Chamberlain, Dave Crosland, John Jackson Miller, Jonathan Goff, Simon Roy, and Halo: Escalation writer Duffy Boudreau—as well as 343 Industries’ own Franchise Creative Director Frank O’Connor and Franchise Producer Tyler Jeffers. This action-packed anthology is essential reading for all Halo fans!

343 Industries and Dark Horse have also produced two blockbuster comics series with canonical story lines written by writers from the video game franchise (Halo: Initiation and Halo: Escalation) and will rerelease the graphic novel Halo: Fall of Reach in March.

Halo: Tales from Slipspace is in stores October 12, 2016.

Halo Tales from Slipspace

Review: All-New Classic Captain Canuck #0

all-new-captain-canuck-0-coverWhen it comes to Captain Canuck, I must admit that I haven’t read nearly as much as I want to read. Captain Canuck #0  goes someway toward rectifying that, but it’s not entirely new material. If you’ve been reading Chapter House Comics’ Captain Canuck series then this zero issue is a reprint of the seven or so back  up strips from the first seven issues, so there’s very little new here for you.

But if you haven’t been reading Captain Canuck for whatever reason, then this 64 page collection is a great place to start.

Myself, I only read the first two issues of the series, despite absolutely loving them both, due in part to an ordering snafu at my LCS and also my lack of noticing the issues on the racks (which is almost entirely down to me running into the shop and out again far too quickly), and so getting a chance to read the collected back-up strips was actually quite nice. Because there are seven back-up strips that make up All-New Classic Captain Canuck #0 are comprised of three two part stories and the beginning of another (that will continue in issue #1 later this month), there’s a very quick pace to this comic. It really didn’t feel like the 60 odd pages that it actually is, because of the shorter nature of the individual stories.

A really nice touch that Chapter House Comics have done is include an additional strip that will catch new readers up with what this Captain Canuck has had to go through, stretching all the way back to the original stories from the 70’s. If that sounds like a daunting proposition, it really isn’t; the recap strip likely doesn’t cover everything, but the narration boxes are brilliant and very concise and, coupled with the art, giving new readers all they need to catch up (and long time fans a ice refresher).

This is a great collection that is worth the price of admission, especially with the promise of issue #1 around the corner.


Story: Ed Brisson
Artists and Colour: George
 Freeman, Simon Roy
Art: Marcus To, Scott Hepburn,  Micheal Walsh Color: Rosemary Cheetham, Irma Kniivla, Matt Wlson
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Captain Canuck #5

Captain Canuck #5Captain Canuck is in the clutches of Mr. Gold, Michael Evans is still missing, and the Equilibrium forces have been decimated. Lucky for them they have Kebec, the most notorious sharpshooter of the Afghanistan War, on their side and she believes revenge is a dish best served fast.

Captain Canuck #5 isn’t so much an origin issue, but a fascinating look into Kebec’s history, especially her time in the Afghanistan War. The story is particularly interesting in that it not only gives great insight into the character based on the unit she was involved in, but also how she acts in that situation. What’s really interesting though is the crap she put up with in that setting. In other words, this issue has given us not just a solid story in the present, but also opened up some great storytelling involving one of its character’s past.

We also get some action in the present as well, keeping up the comic’s fantastic tone of some how giving us some great fighting, but not falling into gratuitous violence. The comic is that fun entertainment I remember as a kid, a superhero without the gritty darkness. It’s so needed and this series it can be done in a top-notch way. That tone is set by writer Kalman Andrasofsky as well as artists Leonard Kirk and Simon Roy.

And each issue things have been solidly entertaining while looking great. Again, that positive tone and focus extends to the characters themselves, where we don’t see gratuitous sexualization of characters or strange brokeback poses. This is a comic I can give a kid who wants to read about superheroes and not worry.

You get not just one story, but two! The second is courtesy of the talented team of writer Ed Brisson and Simon Roy. The first part of “Double Star Crossed,” the Classic Canuck back-up stories have been out there in a fun way. They’re the crazy stories of Capatain Canuck dealing with aliens or creatures from the deep. There’s a goofy fun about it all, and they hearken back to some of the campier stories of comics from the 70s, which I loved.

Captain Canuck continues to be one of my favorite comics with each release going towards the top of my read pile. It has all the superhero action without the cynicism, which makes it a unique treat in today’s comic world.

Story: Kalman Andrasofsky, Ed Brisson Art: Adam Gorham, Leonard Kirk, Simon Roy
Story: 8.3 Art: 8.2 Overall: 8.3 Recommendation: Buy

ChapterHouse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Criminals Fight or Die In Ed Brisson and Damian Couceiro’s Original Series Cluster

What would you sacrifice for freedom? This February, characters in BOOM! Studios’ new series Cluster are asked just that—and don’t have much of a choice.

Created by the team behind the latest run on BOOM!’s Sons of Anarchy comic series, writer Ed Brisson and artist Damian Couceiro tell a story set in a distant future where humans have discovered life on other planets. Faced with a shortage of manpower, and in order to protect their colonies across the galaxy from other species, Earth’s government has resorted to offering prisoners a chance to shorten their long sentences in exchange for serving as an interstellar soldier. More and more soldiers are needed as wars continue, so small crimes are met with long-term punishments. But when a group of prisoners-turned-soldiers are marooned on enemy soil, they’ll need to work together to survive and uncover the truth behind Earth’s role in deep space.

Cluster #1 arrives in comic shops on February 4th with a main cover by James Stokoe and a 1-in-99 “Jackpot” variant cover by Simon Roy for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code DEC141166. Also available are a 10 Years Anniversary incentive cover by Trevor Hairsine, and a retailer incentive cover by Declan Shalvey.

In addition, as part of BOOM!’s ongoing 10 Years celebration in 2015, if orders for Cluster #1 surpass 10,000 copies when retailers’ Final Order Cutoff (FOC) closes, a special 10K variant cover by Brandon Graham will be unlocked and shipped with the main covers in a 90/10 split.

Cluster #1 10K Cover by Brandon Graham - Unlocks if orders surpass 10,000 copies Cluster #1 Chase Cover (1 99) by Simon Roy Cluster #1 Main Cover by James Stokoe Cluster #1 Retailer Incentive Cover by Declan Shalvey

Preview: Prophet Strikefile #2

Prophet Strikefile #2

Story By: Brandon Graham
Story By: Simon Roy
Story By: Giannis Milonogiannis
Art By: Brandon Graham
Art By: Simon Roy
Art By: Giannis Milonogiannis
Cover By: Joseph Bergin III
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: APR140584
Published: November 26, 2014

Part two of a who’s who look at the Prophet universe, including a comic history of a bizarre mind-enhancing alien egg and bio sheets pulled from the deepest corners of known space, revealing the secrets of gods, aliens, and the distant worlds that contain them.

ProphetStrikeFile02_Cover

Preview: The Field #4

The Field #4

Story By: Ed Brisson
Art By: Simon Roy
Cover By: Simon Roy
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY140704
Published: September 17, 2014

The final issue! Secrets will be revealed! Lives will be destroyed!

Field04_Cover

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