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Preview: Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Omnibus Vol. 1 SC

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Omnibus Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Clive Barker with Mark Miller, Christopher Monfette, Robb Humphreys, Anthony Diblasi, and Brandon Seifert
Artist: Leonardo Manco, Jesús Hervás, Stephen Thompson, Janusz Odon, Michael Montenat, Ibrahim Roberson, André Stahl Schmidt, Giovanni P. Timpano, Marcio Henrique, Tom Garcia
Cover Artist: Tim Bradstreet
Price: $39.99

Clive Barker returns to tell a new chapter in the official continuity—a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites… and Pinhead!

Preview: Sherlock: The Blind Banker #6

SHERLOCK: THE BLIND BANKER #6

Writer: Stephen Thompson
Co-Creators: Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss
Artist: Jay.
Cover A BY Doubleleaf
Cover B BY Will Brooks
Cover C BY Simon Myers
FC & BW – 40pp – $4.99 – On sale: June 7, 2017

FINAL ISSUE!

Manga adaptation of the hit TV show starring worldwide superstars Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit).

Review: Aliens: Defiance #11

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The mangled Europa is in a state of free fall in Earth’s atmosphere with Zula, Davis, Hollis, and a previously frozen xenomorph onboard. Davis battles the alien threat while Hollis and Zula scramble to the escape hatch. Impact is unavoidable; survival is doubtful.

After all of the intense action Aliens: Defiance #11 returns us to Earth. As one might expect, things don’t go according to plan for Zula or Hollis. Despite Zula’s agreement with her doctor, they both find themselves under arrest. I think they’re only being kept alive to be used as scapegoats for the mission being a failure. I’m curious to see how this plays out for both Hollis and Zula.

The art style shifts some to something more grounded which makes sense considering the setting. The flashbacks do come off as confusing though they are intriguing. Unfortunately that all seems out of place. It feels like it builds in the mystery making me wonder if there are more to them than it appears.

Story: Brian Wood Art: Stephen Thompson
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Satellite Falling #5

Satellite Falling #5

Steve Horton (w) • Stephen Thompson (a & c)

The master plan stands revealed, the cards are on the table and the race is on to stop a deadly plague before it wipes out every alien in known space!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Sherlock: The Blind Banker #5

Sherlock: The Blind Banker #5

Writer: Stephen Thompson
Co-Creators: Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss
Artist: Jay.
Cover A: Arianna Florean
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Amoona Saohin
FC & BW – 40pp – $4.99 – On sale: May 10

PENULTIMATE ISSUE!

Manga adaptation of the hit TV show starring worldwide superstars Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit).

Preview: Satellite Falling #4

Satellite Falling #4

Steve Horton (w) • Stephen Thompson (a & c)

After recovering from the shock of the police cruiser with the chief exploding, Lilly and her crew infiltrate the ship, each with a specific task to perform to reach Eva and bring the ship down. Lilly makes it to the bridge and confronts Eva, and learns about Eva’s plan to infect everyone on Satellite to commit genocide on their home worlds. She tries to shoot Lilly, but Lilly’s a hologram! Lilly knows about the plan already and is already working to stop it.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Review: Aliens: Defiance #10

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An attack on the Europa by space pirates leaves Zula, Davis, and Hollis on a barely functional ship. They now must return to Earth, where the Weyland-Yutani corporation is waiting and ready to put an end to their rogue mission.

In Aliens: Defiance #10 Europa is now nothing more than floating scrap metal, with Zula, Davis, and Hollis still on board. And, with them now approaching Earth, they face certain death. That reality forces them to take drastic measures which is leaving Davis behind, as Zula and Hollis take what may be their only chance at life.

The art by Stephen Thompson is fantastic. The issue gives us a look at the more dress based space marine clothing. The perspective shifts a little as views from space and the Europa to Earth manages to be spotlighted well. That new perspective manages to create a blend of reality and science fiction.

Story: Brian Wood Art: Stephen Thompson
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Sherlock: The Blind Banker #4

SHERLOCK: THE BLIND BANKER #4

Writer: Stephen Thompson
Co-Creators: Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss
Artist: Jay.
COVER A – JAY.
COVER B – PHOTO COVER
COVER C – YIFENG JIANG
FC & BW – 40pp – $4.99 – On sale: April 12

Manga adaptation of the hit TV show starring worldwide superstars Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit).

Review: Aliens: Defiance #8

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Keeping a baby xenomorph alive, even in a frozen state, contradicts all the survival instincts that Zula and Hollis have. But by studying the alien in cryostasis, Davis believes he can discover how to exterminate it and the rest of its forsaken, vile race permanently. Is he dooming the mission in the name of science?

With the ship in a state of distress, things become blurred in Aliens: Defiance #8. Writer Brian Wood keeps things intriguing mixing in constants with other things that keep you trying to figure out what is real and what isn’t. I’m curious to see what path Zula will choose to follow in upcoming issues.

The art by Stephen Thompson is solid and creates a believable atmosphere of dread. Even if some of it repeats itself as the issue continues it works to bolster the level of fear, as things begin to worsen.

Story: Brian Wood Art: Stephen Thompson
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Aliens: Defiance #7

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In the aftermath of the intense battle against the Colonial Marines, Zula Hendricks and Davis have gone from being merely AWOL to full-blown traitors. As they drift into a quiet part of space to recover and regroup, new crew member Dr. Hollis discovers something in the medical bay that changes everything. Sometimes evil comes from within.

A new story begins on the heels of the old in Aliens: Defiance #7. It brings some of the strangest aspects yet to this series. While I won’t spoil the surprise, it is a clear shaping point of this story arc written by Brian Wood. I’m curious to see what will happen next.

The art style of Stephen Thompson brightens up a little in contrast to the story itself getting a little darker. The issue also debuts a new cover artist, Stephanie Hans. If the cover doesn’t catch your eye, I’m not sure what to say to you. You are missing out a solid series.

Story: Brian Wood Art: Stephen Thompson
Story:9 Art: 9 Recommendation: Buy

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