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MidBoss and IDW Publishing Bring Read Only Memories to Comics December 2019

MidBoss is partnering with IDW Publishing to expand the Read Only Memories universe with an all-new comic book series, set to begin releasing in monthly installments starting December 2019. A Limited Run physical Nintendo Switch release of 2064: Read Only Memories will also release in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Return to the colorful cyberpunk future of Read Only Memories in a brand new story involving sentient AI, love and a web of conspiracy. Taking place in the years between 2064: Read Only Memories and Read Only Memories: Neurodiver, the next upcoming mystery adventure game in the Read Only Memories universe, IDW’s series features Lexi Rivers, formerly a detective and now a private investigator. When a robot arrives at her door seeking a lost lover, she is drawn into a journey to the seemingly peaceful beaches of Santa Cruz.

Each issue of the adventure will feature full-color illustrations by Stefano Simeone, who has also worked with Dark Horse, Boom! Studios and The Walt Disney Company on properties including Star Wars. The story will be woven by the prolific Sina Grace, a veteran who has written for comic series including Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men and Iceman.

The Limited Run physical Nintendo Switch collector’s edition of 2064: Read Only Memories will pair with that of VA-11 HALL-A, the booze ‘em up about waifus, technology and post-dystopia life with more than 300,000 copies sold, in magnetic cases that snap together. Each of the 2,000 collector’s editions and 3,000 standard editions of 2064: Read Only Memories will feature cover art exclusive to this printing.

Read Only Memories

Preview: Jughead’s Time Police #2 (of 5)

JUGHEAD’S TIME POLICE #2 (OF 5)

Script: Sina Grace
Art: Derek Charm, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
Variant Covers: Erica Henderson, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Journey with Jughead to the 29th Century! January McAndrews, head of the Time Police, explains the rules of time travel, and how Jughead’s already created alternate timelines they now have to police. But all the praise in the world isn’t fixing Jughead’s pie problem, and he’s realizing that everyone seems to be intentionally keeping him from time traveling. He’s getting angry, and things haven’t even gotten weird yet!

Review: Ghosted in L.A. #1

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Wow, Ghosted in L.A. #1 was incredibly and painfully relatable for me. Like our heroine Daphne, I went to my first year of college thousands of miles away in L.A. I kind of flamed out mostly because I didn’t have a car. And maybe a conservative bible college wasn’t the best choice for a flaming bisexual and progressive. Like Daphne, who found her own otherworldly tribe, I got into comic books, podcasts, and even criticism big time. I don’t have as many regrets as I used of my “lost year” as an Angeleno.

But enough of me. Sina Grace, Siobhan Keenan, and Cathy Le put a cute, wholesome spin on the mysterious, paranormal side of L.A in Ghosted in L.A. #1. The empty mansions, swimming pools, and things that make David Lynch crack a smile. However, we’re seeing this side of L.A. from the POV of a college freshman, Daphne, who is in that critical identity forging stage of her life. She gets her music taste from her (Currently estranged) friend Kristi and her college choice from her (now ex) boyfriend. Daphne is trying to develop her own personality. It’s not working out until she takes a dip in an abandoned pool and then cries against a wall after interacting with the house and pool’s ghostly denizens.

Le uses soft colors to show the weightlessness of Daphne floating. Keenan eases up on the hyperactive facial expressions that drew me into the story for a second to give her a moment of peace. Grace even gives her a “cool” and steady inner dialogue for two panels until the cartoonish facial expressions and anxiety are back with a side of a young ghost woman. Throughout Ghosted in L.A., he has crafted a signature voice for Daphne. She is desperate to fit in and wary to share her feelings, hence, all the text messages saved in drafts.

However, Daphne is no pushover and confronts her boyfriend when he breaks up with him to spend more on “self-discovery”. Cathy Le punctuates her rage with red backgrounds. Sina Grace adds a great line about how she doesn’t like the bicycle he gave her. Letterer DC Hopkins accentuates Grace’s dialogue by making the words in Daphne’s balloons smaller after her douchebag of boyfriend makes his breakup excuse.

Ghosted in L.A.‘s creative team fires on all cylinders in this issue. The book is a wonderful fusion of memorable character designs and facial expressions, well-paced plotting (Daphne discovers the ghosts after she hits rock bottom.), and a protagonist that is easy to connect to. Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan explore the universal themes of loneliness and belonging through Daphne’s specific trials and tribulations with L.A. and a (mostly) kind family of ghosts as the backdrop. It’s what I want out of a good magical realism story. I can’t wait to learn more about Daphne and the world, no, the community that she has joined in this adorable comic.

Story: Sina Grace Art: Siobhan Keenan with Sina Grace
Colors: Cathy Le Letters: DC Hopkins
Story: 8.9 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

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

Preview: Go Go Power Rangers #21

Go Go Power Rangers #21

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Ryan Parrott, Sina Grace
Artist: Francesco Mortarino 
Colorist: Raúl Angulo
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
     Main Cover:
Amelia Vidal
     Preorder Cover: Miguel Mercado
     Album Cover: Gleb Melnikov
     Social Cover: Johanna the Mad
Price: $3.99

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers have survived the shocking events of Shattered Grid and reality has now been reset…but has the danger truly passed? And how much of that war can the Power Rangers even remember?

The answer to this question will set one of the Rangers on a path that will reveal an explosive, previously untold story in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers mythos that will change everything you thought you knew.

The writing duo of Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) & Sina Grace (Iceman) and artist Francesco Mortarino (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), begins the reveal of the secret history behind the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with the introduction of all new characters, new alliances and jaw-dropping answers to some of the biggest questions that fans have always asked.

Go Go Power Rangers #21

Preview: Ghosted In L.A. #1

Ghosted In L.A. #1

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Sina Grace
Artist: Siobhan Keenan
Colorist: Cathy Le
Letterer: DC Hopkins
Cover Artists:  
     Main Cover:
Siobhan Keenan
     Variant Cover: Sina Grace
     Unlocked Retailer Variant: Kris Anka
Price: $3.99

In Los Angeles, finding an apartment is killer—unless you live with the dead. 

Rycroft Manor may be old. It may be abandoned. It may even be haunted. But Daphne Walters doesn’t care about any of that—it has a pool and the rent is free

New to LA, coming off of a bad breakup and having a pretty terrible week, Daphne might need to crash on this haunted couch for a while, but having undead roommates might be more than she bargained for!

Will the dead be able to help Daphne find the life she’s been missing in the big city?

From GLAAD Award-nominated Sina Grace (Iceman) and illustrator Siobhan Keenan (Clueless, Jem and the Holograms) comes a story about learning how to make friends, find love, and live to the fullest with a little help from some friends whose lives didn’t end at death.

Ghosted In L.A. #1

A First Look at Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan’s Ghosted in LA #1

BOOM! Studios has released an early look at Ghosted in LA #1, the first issue in a brand new comic book series from GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Sina Grace and artist Siobhan Keenan, about figuring out your love life – and your afterlife – in Hollywood. The first issue debuts in comic shops on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Daphne Walters is ready for an exciting new Los Angeles life, full of fun, romance, and sunshine! But her new roommate is ignoring her, her boyfriend broke up with her, and things are looking distinctly downcast in the city of dreams. In the midst of her heartbreak, she stumbles upon a new living situation at Rycroft Manor, a derelict apartment complex that isn’t as abandoned as it seemed. Turns out the Manor isn’t just packed with mid-century charm . . .  it’s also teeming with lovesick ghosts! With the help of her new ghostly roommates, Daphne learns how to navigate the city, making friends and finding romance in the most unexpected of places.

Ghosted in LA #1 features a main cover by series artist Siobhan Keenan and variant covers by series writer Sina Grace and artist Kris Anka.

GHOSTED IN LA #1

January McAndrews is on the scene in this early preview of Jughead’s Time Police #2!

JUGHEAD’S TIME POLICE #2 (of 5)

Script: Sina Grace
Art: Derek Charm, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
Variant Covers: Erica Henderson, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Journey with Jughead to the 29th Century! January McAndrews, head of the Time Police, explains the rules of time travel, and how Jughead’s already created alternate timelines they now have to police. But all the praise in the world isn’t fixing Jughead’s pie problem, and he’s realizing that everyone seems to be intentionally keeping him from time traveling. He’s getting angry, and things haven’t even gotten weird yet!

JUGHEAD’S TIME POLICE #2

Preview: Jughead’s Time Police #1 (of 5)

JUGHEAD’S TIME POLICE #1 (of 5)

Script: Sina Grace
Art: Derek Charm, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
Variant Covers: Tyler Boss, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, Tracy Yardley
On Sale Date: 6/12
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW SERIES! When Jughead messes up his Riverdale Annual Bake-Off pie recipe so terribly, he is disqualified and banned from all future Bake-Offs! Jug goes to unthinkable lengths to fix his error: time travel! Even Riverdale’s most erudite teenager can’t manage the delicate dance of going back in time, and poor Juggie lands himself in an epic battle to keep the time stream intact!

JUGHEAD'S TIME POLICE #1 (of 5)

Kris Anka Covers Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan’s Ghosted in LA #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a variant cover by acclaimed artist Kris Anka for Ghosted in LA #1, the first issue in a brand new comic book series from GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Sina Grace and artist Siobhan Keenan, about figuring out your love life – and your afterlife – in Hollywood, available July 10, 2019.

Daphne Walters has been following people all her life, so when her high school sweetheart decides to go to college in Los Angeles, she applies to the same school and crosses the country to start a brand new life in the big city. But moving to LA isn’t everything she thought it would be, and when she’s looking to escape the heartbreak and loneliness of being alone in a new city, she ends up at Rycroft Manor, a derelict apartment complex that isn’t as abandoned as it seems! With the help of her new ghostly roommates, Daphne learns how to navigate the city, making friends and finding romance in the most unexpected of places.

Ghosted in LA #1 features a main cover by series artist Siobhan Keenan, and a variant cover by series author Sina Grace.

Ghosted in LA #1 Kris Anka variant cover

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Lost Chronicles Vol. 2 SC

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Lost Chronicles Vol. 2 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer(s): Kyle Higgins, Caleb Goellner, Anthony Burch, Adam Cesare, Becca Barnes & Alwyn Dale, Sina Grace, Jessica Quinones, Magdalene Visaggio, Mat Groom & Michael Busuttil, and Trey Moore
Artist(s): Marcus To, Patrick Mulholland, Dylan Burnett, Hyeonjin Kim, Simone di Meo, Joe Quinones, Sina Grace, French Carlomagno, Lucas Werneck, Dajung Lee, and Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes
Price: $16.99

Celebrating 25 years of Power Rangers, renowned comic book creators from around the world pay homage to the franchise near and dear to their hearts with stories from across the morphin grid, including fan-favorite teams like Ninja Steel, RPM, SPD, In Space,and more! And don’t miss the tie-in to the epic event SHATTERED GRID!

Collects Mighty Morphin 2018 Annual and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Lost Chronicles Vol. 2 SC
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