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It’s Spies vs. Spy in Charlie’s Angels/Bionic Woman this July

For the first time ever, the Angels meet the Bionic in the crazy 80’s in Charlie’s Angels/Bionic Womanfrom Dynamite Entertainment. Bringing together Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Charlie’s Angels and Universal’sBionic Woman is a first in comics and a winning crossover event in print.

Charlie gives his Angels an assignment to steal back a patent for its mysterious inventor. The biggest hiccup on the mission is their toughest counterspy yet, literally – Jaime Sommers aka the Bionic Woman. Will the cyborg come out on top against a team of highly trained private investigators or will the tides turn toward a team-up against some greater threat?

Audiences sat at home glued to their TVs watching the thrilling adventures of these detectives, even on the same night for a period. This new series is set within the original series continuity for both shows and takes place after their finales, bringing everyone together in the 1980s. 

Cameron DeOrdio brings his honed writing abilities and love for both franchises to the table, while artist Soo Lee draws these women in her one-of-a-kind style. Colorist Addison Duke and letterer Tom Napolitano round out the team inside the book.

On the outside, a compelling cadre of cover artists include the sensational Cat Staggs, indie darling Jim Mahfood and paperback cover and movie poster legend Ron Lesser.

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Review: This Nightmare Kills Fascists

There has been an awakening in the public arena due to the 2016 American Presidential election. An election the world is still reeling from the ramifications. Artists, especially those who operate in the comic realm, were (and are) particularly incensed. This cognizance of international politics is very present in the excellent anthology This Nightmare Kills Fascists.

In “Diane The Hunter” the proliferation of violence on women is explored, as a pair of assailants, walk right into a “wolf trap”. In “Thermonuclear Hunger Strike,” a worst-case scenario of what the world will be under President Trump is played out, with an assassin taking apart the oligarchy that is left. In “The Pledge,” a young man despite his girlfriend’s pleas pledges a fraternity who is known for their misogyny and racism. During a hazing ritual they unleash an ancient evil. In “Dear Jane,” a woman who wakes up from a sleep undergoes a carefully constructed game, one that is the stuff of nightmares. In “Black Friday,” a man’s impulsive actions to leads to death of a stranger ad the one person he would kill for.

In “This Land,” America is reimagined as a country drawn along racial lines, literally. A family gets into a dangerous game of fox and hound, as a band of racist vigilantes chase them down, ending in the bloodiest way. In “Yellow,” a woman who has been emotionally abused by her husband over time, eventually hits turning point, one which she redefines her sense of self worth.  In “A Forest,” a man who was protesting deforestation, gets killed by something, not from this world. In “Devil Daddy,” a young lady who was raped by Satan himself, reclaims her power.

In “Long Division,” one woman who is helping to build the wall along the Mexican border, becomes part of it most horrific section, one where torture of American becomes legal. In “Thank God,” the evils of taking the Bible literally is played in this one high school. In “Do Unto Others,” the demagogue virtues of religious freedom is explored, ending up in just desserts. In “Fury From The Deep,” the dangers of fracking is brilliantly told and just how those who run in the industry has no limits on the evils they will do. In “Office Party,” a Senator who opposed heath care gets a Scrooge like visit, which leaves him not changed but horrified.

In “The Abyss Of Observation,” a writer’s observations about the Siege of Sarajevo, is played in dramatic fashion. In “The Price Of Fashion,” a young lady obsessions with clothes, proves deadly for one of her lovers. In “One In Heart and  mind,” a woman’s faith is shaken once she finds out exactly who her pastor is.

Overall, an engrossing anthology which pulls you into every page and highlights each artist and writer at the top of their game. The stories by each writer shows their depth at wielding a meaningful story while remembering to entertain. The art by each artist displays their synchronicity with each story providing readers with depth and warmth. Altogether, a book which means to stir the incendiary nature of every good human being. It not only does that but makes them aspire to higher.

Story: Vita Ayala, Justin Jordan, Ryan Ferrier, Michael Wernke, Erica Schultz, Forrest Helvie, Tyler Chin-Tanner, Ryan Lindsay, Matt Miner, Tini Howard, Christopher Sebela, John Bivens, Dave Ebersole, Joe Corrallo, Andrew Shaw, Eric Palicki, Fabian Lelay, Ryan Cady
Art: Eric Zawadzki, Crees Hyunsung Lee, Kelly Williams, Juan Castro, Claire Connelly, Joseba Morales, Yosam Cardenas, Soo Lee, Ariela Kristantina, Christian Dibari, Katy Rex, Matt Harding,  Jamel Jones, Sean Van Gorman, Don Cardenas, Fabian Lelay, Philip Sevy
Story: 10 Art: 8.8 Overall: 9.4 Recommendation: Buy

CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments Explores Illness, Both Mental and Physical

Launched on Kickstarter, CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments is a new comic anthology that explores illness, both mental and physical. The full color graphic novel features over 200 pages and 40 stories.

The graphic novel covers a wide range of topics from peanut allergies to losing an eye, from depression to epilepsy, what it takes to care for a sick person to the stigma of chronic illness.

The creative line-up is impressive:

COVER ART BY: Mark Wang

You can get a digital copy for as low as $12 and items range from your name in the back of the book to comissions.

The project is looking to raise $25,000 and ends on March 4th.

Check out some art from the graphic novel below.

What if the .0001%’s Children Rejected Their Legacy?

What if the children of the .0001% rejected their family legacies of global brutality and tore down the billionaire patriarchy? That’s the concept behind Billionaire Killers, a new comic book series created by writer Matteo Pizzolo and artist Soo Lee about corruption, conspiracy, and what happens when the next generation vows to burn it all down. On sale this March, Billionaire Killers is the latest comic book series from Black Mask Studios, the progressive, Los Angeles-based indie publisher.

In Billionaire Killers, the CEO of ExxonMobil is America’s Secretary Of State, a hedge fund manager worth $300 million is the Secretary Of The Treasury and a lawyer who sued the EPA 14 times is head of the EPA. It’s a world where the President stops even bothering to hide the fact that America is ruled by corporations; a world where the next generation declares: enough. The series follows two young women, Sera and Pru, heiresses to their industrialist fathers’ empires, who come to learn the patriarchs of their families earned their fortunes by causing global suffering, and then decide to go to war against their own parents.

Billionaire Killers is a standalone, ongoing comic book series that expands on Young Terrorists, the acclaimed comic by Pizzolo and artist Amancay Nahuelpan.

Billionaire Killers #1 is 36 pages and will retail for $3.99 when it goes on sale on March 28, 2018. Billionaire Killers #1 will feature 3 covers — by Soo Lee, Alexis Ziritt and Amancay Nahuelpan.

Black Mask Studios Rushes Calexit #1 Back to Press For a Second Printing Featuring a New Cover by Soo Lee

The first issue of the controversial dystopian thriller Calexit comic book series by writer Matteo Pizzolo and artist Amancay Nahuelpan has sold out and publisher Black Mask Studios is going back to press for a second printing, ahead of the release of issue 2. The second printing of Calexit #1 will feature a new cover by Soo Lee and will be on sale on August 16.

In Calexit, the citizens of California will struggle to seize power back from an autocratic government. The ongoing series tells the story of Jamil, a 25-year old courier (aka smuggler), and Zora, a 27-year old leader in the Pacific Coast Sister Cities Resistance, who escape together from a prison camp in Occupied Los Angeles, where martial law has been in place for the past year —  ever since America’s demagogue President signed an executive order to deport all immigrants, and California responded by proclaiming itself a Sanctuary State. Each issue of Calexit will also include non-fiction material about local sustainability and grassroots campaigning for 2018 elections.

Black Mask Studios will be exhibiting at San Diego Comic Con this coming week at Booth #2104 and selling a San Diego Comic Con exclusive cover by Winston Smith the iconic artist whose work graced the album covers of The Dead Kennedys. The Los Angeles based indie publisher has arranged the “Calexit: Change The World Tour” of comic stores to promote the new series this summer.

San Diego Comic Con exclusive cover by Winston Smith

2nd Printing cover by Soo Lee

Preview: Strange Attractors SC

Strange Attractors SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Charles Soule
Artists: Greg Scott and Soo Lee
Cover Artist: Ryan Stegman
Price: $19.99

Writer Charles Soule (Daredevil, Poe Dameron) and illustrator Greg Scott come together for a science-fiction tale of the ties that bind New York City.

Dr. Spencer Brownfield, a disgraced former professor, believes a series of cataclysmic events are coming to New York City, and someone has to keep the city safe after he’s gone.
Enter Heller Wilson, a brilliant mathematics student who discovers that his ailing—perhaps insane—mentor has been saving New York City from societal collapse by a series of “adjustments,” a la the butterfly effect.

But now, all signs point toward an impending disaster. Can Wilson take what little he’s learned and save the city in time?

Collects the complete series. Includes the never-before collected short story “Antithesis,” illustrated by Soo Lee (Liquid City).

Preview: Strange Attractors #5 (of 5)

Strange Attractors #5 (of 5)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Charles Soule
Artists: Greg Scott, Soo Lee
Cover Artist: Greg Scott with Scott Newman
Price: $3.99

Final issue! Brilliant mathematics student Heller Wilson finds his true calling when he starts connecting with his fellow New Yorkers in a daring attempt to save New York City from a series of catastrophic events.

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Preview: Strange Attractors #4 (of 5)

Strange Attractors #4 (of 5)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Greg Scott, Soo Lee
Cover Artists: Greg Scott, Scott Newman
Price: $3.99

Heller solicits the help of his fellow New Yorkers in helping to protect the city as he finds himself starting to believe in Dr. Brownfield’s bizarre theories.

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Preview: Strange Attractors #3 (of 5)

Strange Attractors #3 (of 5)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Charles Soule
Artists: Greg Scott & Soo Lee
Cover Artists: Greg Scott with Scott Newman
Price: $3.99

Heller learns just how far Dr. Brownfield will go to protect his work.

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Preview: Strange Attractors #2 (of 5)

Strange Attractors #2 (of 5)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Charles Soule
Artists: Greg Scott, Soo Lee
Cover Artist: Greg Scott with Scott Newman
Price: $3.99

As Professor Brownfield gains greater influence over Heller, Heller’s obsession with “correcting” New York only grows, terrifying his loved ones.

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