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Preview: Godzilla Rivals: Round One

Godzilla Rivals: Round One

(W) Paul Allor, Mary Kenney, Adam Gorham, Rosie Knight (A) E. J. Su
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $19.99

Epic monster battles featuring some of Godzilla’s fiercest rivals: Hedorah, Mothra, King Ghidorah, and Battra! Each story is an all-out, knockdown Kaiju brawl.
First, Godzilla and Hedorah smash their way through New York City while the search for the only scientist who can stop the chaos goes on in the streets below. Then, Mothra, the ancient and beautiful guardian of nature and humanity, is trapped in Lake Ikeda, but when one Kaiju awakens, Godzilla is close behind.

When Mars invades Earth, Godzilla surfaces from Tokyo Bay and is pulled into battle with the flying saucers. Captured and taken by the Martians, Godzilla is forced to fight in a gladiatorial arena, where the King of the Monsters faces its biggest challenge yet: King Ghidorah. In the finale, at a quiet beachside town ravaged by constant sewage spillages and toxic waste dumps, something is stirring. Deep under the rolling hills that surround Hackney-on-Sea, Battra is awakening, driven by a single goal: to destroy mankind and save planet Earth.

By an exciting mix of creators including Paul Allor, E.J. Su, Mary Kenney, SL Gallant, Adam Gorham, Rosie Knight, and Oliver Ono.

Godzilla Rivals: Round One

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin – Lost Years #1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin – Lost Years #1

(W) Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz (A) Ben Bishop (A/CA) SL Gallant
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $4.99

In the smash-hit miniseries TMNT: The Last Ronin, readers witnessed the final gut-wrenching days of the Heroes in a Half Shell. For Michelangelo in particular, the march to his heartbreaking last battle was long and dangerous, taking him from New York City, to Japan, across Asia and Europe, and then back home again to administer final justice against those guilty of killing his family. But what happened during those fateful years when he had only the need for vengeance and Master Splinter’s journal to guide him? What battles did he fight? What hard lessons did he learn? The time has come to find out as original miniseries writers Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz join artist Ben Bishop to reveal what adventures the Last Ronin experienced during his vengeful journey. While in the present, a new master, Casey Marie Jones, prepares her young terrapin students to be the next generation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin - Lost Years #1

Review: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300 is a comic that should be a celebration. It’s the final issue of the long running series being published by IDW Publishing with a future that’s still unknown. It’s also an amazing accomplishment for writer Larry Hama who has been the architect from the early days. The finale to a long running storyline, the issue should be fireworks and excitement to wrap things up. Unfortunately, like the C-130 within the pages, the result is a crash.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300 is an oddity of an issue. Pure action and over the top moments, it encapsulates so much of what makes G.I. Joe fun. The concepts are out there mixing military action and sci-fi weirdness, mixing in a dash of laughs and humor. It’s classic Joe. But, the comic ends on a cliffhanger, an unfinished story that feels both fitting and frustrating. Like a good “to be continued”, the issue leaves you hanging right at a big moment of action waiting for the next episode (issue in this case). But, that may never come leaving it all a bit of a letdown. It’s not so much a celebration as an oddity of a “finale” that doesn’t quite satisy.

Featuring the art of S.L. Gallant with ink by Aria Keane, and color of J. Brown, the art is good. I’m not the biggest fan of Gallant’s style but there’s something for how much is packed into the issue. The action scenes are entertaining and there’s a lot to keep track of and change up. The team handles that well with all of the characters looking solid and each scene hitting its beat visually.

The comic features a PSA from writer Erik Burnham, art by Billy Penn, and color by Luis Antonio Delgado. Like the rest of the comic, it captures the feel of classic G.I. Joe PSAs but like the overall issue, something is slightly off. It’s a nice fun send off but again, doesn’t really feel like that special finale.

And that’s probably what bothers me most about G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300. It doesn’t feel like a send off. It feels like an unfinished piece by a maestro who deserved a better ending. Still, there’s something interesting and gutsy about leaving things the way it is. This is an issue that’ll be debated for quite a while by Joe fans.

Story: Larry Hama, Erik Burnham Art: S.L. Gallant, Billy Penn
Ink: Aria Keane Color: J. Brown, Luis Antonio Delgado Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Story: 6.5 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Pass

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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IDW salutes and celebrates Larry Hama with G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #300

IDW Publishing will bid farewell to its long-running series of G.I. JOE comic books with the publication of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #300written by indispensable visionary Larry Hama with art by SL Gallant, inks by Maria Keane, colors by J. Brown, and letters by Neil Uyetake. The final, overlength issue of the IDW comic will be published in November, and one of its sensational cover variants—illustrated by Jamie Sullivan—sets a new world record for the most characters featured on a comic book cover! 

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #300 marks the culmination of a culture-shifting 40-year franchise helmed throughout by industry legend Hama. Nearly every issue of the original 155-issue run was written by Hama until Marvel Comics ended publication in 1994, and when IDW acquired the license 15 years later, Hama was welcomed with open arms to continue the storyline right where he left off! Hama, was recently recognized for his lifetime of achievements as an inductee of the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame.

In the bombastic conclusion to IDW’s G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Cobra is on the verge of creating its deadliest army ever by resurrecting both dangerous villains and heroes. Will the warriors of G.I. JOE foil their archenemy’s evil machinations before it’s too late? Or will the devious Revanche robots have the last word over both the Joes and Cobra?

In honor of the final issue, A Real American Hero #300 will feature a record-shattering cover image by artist Jamie Sullivan that pays tribute to the scope and impact of the 40-year-old franchise. Sullivan’s cover sets a new world record, featuring a total of 313 unique, named G.I. JOE characters together in a single image.

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #300, the final issue of IDW’s G.I. Joe series, will be available with six cover variants, including Covers A and B by Jamie Sullivan; Cover C by Netho Diaz; Cover D by Kieran McKeown; two retailer incentive covers by John Royle and Ron Joseph, respectively; and a special retailer incentive wraparound of Sullivan’s world record-setting cover without trade dress, so every single detail and character can be seen in its full glory.

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #296

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #296

(W) Larry Hama (A/CA) S. L. Gallant
In Shops: Aug 03, 2022
SRP: $3.99

The final G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero story arc at IDW Publishing starts here! Using a brand-new casino on Cobra Island as a front, Cobra has been busy behind the scenes resurrecting dangerous villains and heroes alike, all in the hope of creating the deadliest Cobra army ever! It’ll be up to the warriors of G.I. Joe to foil their archenemy’s evil machinations before it’s too late. The game for the fate of world is barreling to a calamitous conclusion, and it’s time for every single player to go all in!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #296

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #296

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #296

(W) Larry Hama (A/CA) S. L. Gallant
In Shops: Aug 03, 2022
SRP: $3.99

The final G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero story arc at IDW Publishing starts here! Using a brand-new casino on Cobra Island as a front, Cobra has been busy behind the scenes resurrecting dangerous villains and heroes alike, all in the hope of creating the deadliest Cobra army ever! It’ll be up to the warriors of G.I. Joe to foil their archenemy’s evil machinations before it’s too late. The game for the fate of world is barreling to a calamitous conclusion, and it’s time for every single player to go all in!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #296

SDCC 2022: Discover the Lost Years of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Last Ronin

With over 840,000 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin issues in print and the newly released hardcover collection currently flying off shelves, IDW Publishing in partnership with Paramount Consumer Products have announced a follow-up to the popular comic book miniseries and graphic novel collection, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin–The Lost Years, debuting in November 2022. Written by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and series veteran Tom Waltz and illustrated by SL Gallant and returning artist Ben BishopLost Years digs deeper into the world of the Ronin-verse, adding breadth and scope to one of TMNT’s most ravenously devoured, widely beloved, and critically acclaimed entries of all time.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin—The Lost Years #1 will be available in stores with three cover variants for fans and retailers to enjoy, including Cover A by Kevin Eastman and Ben Bishop, Cover B by SL Gallant, and a retailer incentive edition by Mike Deodato.

Preview: Godzilla Rivals: vs. Mothra

Godzilla Rivals: vs. Mothra

(W) Mary Kenney (A) SL Gallant (CA) E. J. Su
In Shops: Sep 15, 2021
SRP: $7.99

The Monster in the Lake! Nature can’t be contained in this brand-new issue of Godzilla Rivals!
Something is trapped in Lake Ikeda-Mothra, the ancient and beautiful guardian of nature and humanity! But when one kaiju awakens, Godzilla is sure to be close behind…

Godzilla Rivals: vs. Mothra

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #283

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #283

(W) Larry Hama (A) SL Gallant (CA) Andrew Griffith
In Shops: Jun 16, 2021
SRP: $3.99

“Murder by Assassination” Part 3! Murder, mystery, and mayhem continue as the newest JOE continues her investigation into Cobra chaos. Can she, with the help of some special friends, solve the mystery and save the day before it’s too late? The plot thickens as Living Legend Larry Hama and superstar artist Andrew Griffith (Transformers), continue their bombastic tale featuring the exciting new JOE team member-codename: SHERLOCK!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #283

Preview: Ghostbusters: 35th Anniversary: Answer the Call Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters: 35th Anniversary: Answer the Call Ghostbusters

Devin Grayson (w) • SL Gallant (a & c)

The 35th Anniversary of the Ghostbusters is upon us! Let’s celebrate with four spooktacular weekly comics featuring different Ghostbuster teams in all-new standalone adventures!

Do demons get visitation rights? That’s the question facing a harried young mother as she tries to accommodate a stream of otherworldly visitors intent on paying their respects to her half-demon toddler. When the ghosts begin to herald the arrival of the girl’s father—rumored to be a class 7 entity—Mommy knows who she has to call: The ANSWER THE CALL GHOSTBUSTERS! Erin, Abby, Patty, and Holtzman find themselves mediating the custody battle from hell… and it’s a scorcher!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Ghostbusters: 35th Anniversary: Answer the Call Ghostbusters
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