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Preview: Alienated #2

Alienated #2

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Chris Wildgoose
Colorist: André May
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Chris Wildgoose
Price: $3.99

After outcast teens, Samuel, Samantha, and Samir, find an adorable but dangerous alien creature in the woods and name him Chip, they bond over their shared secret. But as the pressures of hiding an actual alien mount, they each begin to fantasize.

Alienated #2

Preview: Jim Henson’s Power of the Dark Crystal Vol. 3 SC

Jim Henson’s Power of the Dark Crystal Vol. 3 HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Simon Spurrier, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Cover Artist: Jae Lee & June Chung
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $16.99

After the arduous journey across the strange lands of Thra, Thurma has returned to her homeworld of Mithra. Just as when she began her journey, Thurma is alone, having betrayed her only ally. But Kensho has not given up hope that their worlds might both be saved. If Thra and Mithra are to coexist, these unlikely heroes will have to reconcile their differences and uncover the secret that connects their two worlds. Collects issues #9-12.

Preview: The Dreaming #19

The Dreaming #19

(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Bilquis Evely (CA) Yanick Paquette
In Shops: Mar 04, 2020
SRP: $3.99

A lost dream has returned to the Dreaming to rally the troops against the rule of Wan-but without Dream himself, do his subjects have the strength they need to prevail? Or has the unconsciousness of humankind already been changed forever?

The Dreaming #19

Preview: John Constantine: Hellblazer #4

John Constantine: Hellblazer #4

(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Matias Bergara (CA) John Paul Leon
In Shops: Feb 26, 2020
SRP: $3.99

John Constantine was missing for years-and in that time, England needed a mystical protector, a guardian at the gates. Heroically, the young man known as Tommy Willowtree stepped into the breach! This cosmically attuned mage has held evil at bay with the force of his positive white magic, unlocking a new era of peace for the citizens of London. He is a gentleman, a scholar, a clean-living, vegan acolyte of love.

So naturally, John Constantine hates his effing guts. And now they have to team up. Great.

John Constantine: Hellblazer #4

Get a first look at Alienated #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at  Alienated #2, the latest issue of a new original series from acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier, artist Chris Wildgoose, colorist André May, and letterer Jim Campbell, a subversive coming-of-age story about having all the power to change the world but the unready hands to truly wield it, available on March 18, 2020.

After outcast teens Samuel, Samantha, and Samir find an adorable but dangerous alien creature in the woods and name him Chip, they bond over their shared secret. But as the pressures of hiding an actual alien mount, they each begin to fantasize about how to use Chip’s strange powers to improve the world—starting with their current lives.

Alienated #2 features a main cover illustrated by series artist Chris Wildgoose and variant cover art by acclaimed artist Joe Quinones.

Alienated #2

Alienated #1 2nd Printing Sells Out and Gets a Third

BOOM! Studios has announced that the second printing of Alienated #1, the premiere issue of the new original series from acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier, artist Chris Wildgoose, colorist André May, and letterer Jim Campbell has sold out at the distributor level. Alienated is the subversive coming-of-age story about having all the power to change the world but the unready hands to truly wield it.

In order to meet the overwhelming demand from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has fast-tracked Alienated #1 Third Printing to arrive in comic shops on March 18, 2020. This third printing will feature new cover art by Wildgoose with colors by André May. Quantities are limited and allocation may occur. 

Three teenagers, each an outcast in their own way, stumble upon an unearthly entity as it’s born. As they bond over this shared secret and the creature’s incredible abilities, it becomes clear to the teenagers that their cute little pet is a predator in the making—and it’s in need of prey. Guided by the best intentions at first, the teens’ decisions soon become corrupted by adolescent desires, small town jealousies, and internal rivalries, sending them into a catastrophic spiral of their own making.

ALIENATED #1 THIRD PRINTING

Review: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 7 A Rogue’s End

Doctor Aphra’s run has been solid but how will her journey end? Find out in Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 7 A Rogue’s End which sees her plan finally come together. But, is it a happy ending for her?

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 7 A Rogue’s End collects #37-40, Annual #3, and material from Star Wars: Empire Ascendant #1.

Story: Simon Spurrier
Art: Caspar Wijngaard, Elsa Charretier
Color: Lee Loughridge, Edgar Delgado, Jim Campbell
Lettering: Joe Caramagna, Clayton Cowles

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Review: Alienated #1

Alienated #1

Three kids not connected, beyond a name iteration of Sam, discover a mysterious orb. The three kids are bound together after touching the orb, hearing each other’s thoughts. Alienated #1 kicks off a new series that evokes IT, Stand By Me, and ET. It’s also really good finding its own engaging voice.

There’s a familiarity to Alienated #1. Writer Simon Spurrier might be counting on it to deliver something new a different. That familiarity does catch the reader off guard here and there. Spurrier throws in moments that are unexpected. Expected moments are just different enough.

What Alienated #1 does really well is allow us to understand who these three kids are. By the end of the first issue, we have a good sense of their personalities and where they come from. Not every detail about the characters is laid on the table. There’s just enough left lingering to make each interesting. We get a sense of personalities but not necessarily the experiences that got them where they are.

There’s also a good sense of humor throughout the comic. Spurrier delivers laughs as the situation gets weirder and weirder. But, that humor is a way to get the reader’s defenses down for the end which changes the tone of the comic shifting it from sci-fi to a tinge of horror.

The art by Chris Wildgoose helps with all of that. There’s an innocence and safe aspect to the comic in its style. It belies what’s to come and where the comic ends. Much like Spurrier’s writing, the art feels like it has a goal to rope-a-dope the reader in a way. Delivering cute when there’s something more nefarious. The color by André May helps to deliver a slightly bright palette to put the reader at ease. The lettering by Jim Campbell stands out. The lettering really emphasizes and drives speech patterns and dialogue. Lettering styles differentiate indicating if something is muttered/said quietly or said in a normal speech pattern. It’s an interesting use of lettering that really makes the dialogue and interactions stand out.

Alienated #1 is a solid start to the series that has us immediately wanting to come back to see more. Each character is interesting in their own way and where things end up should be fascinating to see their reactions. A fantastic debut that’s definitely worth checking out.

Story: Simon Spurrier Art: Chris Wildgoose
Color: André May Letterer: Jim Campbell
Story: 8.35 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Alienated #1

Alienated #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Chris Wildgoose
Colorist: André May
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
    Main Cover:
Chris Wildgoose
    Variant Cover: Bengal
    Unlocked Retailer Variant: Jamie McKelvie
Price: $3.99

Acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier (John Constantine Hellblazer, Coda) and artist Chris Wildgoose (Batgirl, Batman: Nightwalker) present a subversive coming-of-age story about having all the power to change the world but the unready hands to truly wield it.

Three teenagers, each an outcast in their own way, stumble upon an unearthly entity as it’s born. As they bond over this shared secret and the creature’s incredible abilities, it becomes clear to the teenagers that their cute little pet is a superpredator in the making—and it’s in need of prey.

Guided by the best intentions at first, the teens’ decisions soon become corrupted by adolescent desires, small town jealousies, and internal rivalries, sending them into a catastrophic spiral of their own making.

Alienated #1
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