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Review: Betrothed #1

Kieron and Tamara are both seniors at the same high school. They’ve never paid much attention to each other, even though they are the only kids at school who are orphans. On the eve of their eighteenth birthdays, they discover a lifelong secret: in a dimension far away, they are each the leader of an army that is at war with one another… and what’s more, when they turn eighteen, they’re to be Betrothed or Fight to the Death!

Take Romeo and Juliet and put them in charge of two warring factions, that’s the concept behind writer Sean Lewis and artist Steve Uy‘s new series.

That comparison isn’t an unfair one, the first issue lays that out multiple times with Kieron and Tamara referencing Shakespeare’s work. It’s smart in a way in that we now know what to expect and of course are predisposed to a tragic ending. The issue though is that it comes up a bit too much which makes the first issue and series concept come off too much like an admitted swipe which we’ll compare the original work to. So, a double edged sword. With familiarity also comes comparisons.

The set up is good though. Immediately we’re introduced to Kieron and Tamara and a way they’re both likeable and not at the same time. We’re also run through the concept by a sear. It’s a bit too much tell instead of show but it also gets us to the main point instead of dragging things out. Interestingly that telling comes from what amounts to a “bard,” which I have to think is a winking nod to the playwright.

The art by Uy with lettering by Simon Bowland is good. The characters and warring factions are absolutely distinctive but it all has personality. There’s a nice look about the two factions and the alien world has a lot of potential. Still, there’s some odd poses in panels but nothing to really throw things off.

The first issue is good setting up the situation and giving us a good idea as to the world we’re introduced to. While there’s some narrative and art issues it’s nothing that breaks the comic in any way. The first issue feels like a good start and from here the question is how it’ll differentiate itself from the rather famous play it references a bit too much.

Story: Sean Lewis Art: Steve Uy Lettering: Simon Bowland
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

AfterShock provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Grumpy Cat/Garfield HC

Grumpy Cat / Garfield HC

writer: Mark Evanier
artist | cover: Steve Uy
FC | 96 pages | $12.99 | All Ages
COLLECTS ISSUES 1-3 + BONUS CONTENT

It’s the inevitable meeting of the sourpusses! Garfield, the reigning cynical cat of newspapers and TV crosses paths with Grumpy Cat, the internet sensation whose scowl endeared herself to the world. Who’s the most sarcastic? Well, he likes lasagna and not much else…and she doesn’t even like lasagna. Can these two inhabit the same comic book mini-series, let alone the same planet? You’ll find out in a trio of issues written by Mark Evanier and illustrated by Steve Uy. We’d say it’s the cat’s meow but neither of these cats meows.

AfterShock Announces Betrothed from Sean Lewis, Steve Uy, and Simon Bowland

AfterShock has announced Betrothed #1 from NEW AfterShock creator, Sean Lewis, with art by Steve Uy and lettering by Simon Bowland. The first issue comes to shelves this coming March and features covers by Uy and Juan Doe.

Welcome to the World of Betrothed! Kieron and Tamara are both seniors at the same high school. They’ve never paid much attention to each other, even though they are the only kids at school who are orphans. On the eve of their eighteenth birthdays they discover a lifelong secret: in a dimension faraway, they are each the leader of an army that is at war with one another…and what’s more, when they turn eighteen, they’re to be Betrothed or Fight to the Death!

Preview: Grumpy Cat/Garfield #2

Grumpy Cat/Garfield #2

writer: Mark Evanier
artist: Steve Uy
covers: Andy Hirsch (A), Steve Uy (B), Andy Hirsch (C) Tony Fleecs (D)
Andy Hirsch (RI B/W), Steve Uy (RI Virgin), Fernando Ruiz (RI B/W)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • All Ages

The adventure continues with the two crankiest cats around! Grumpy Cat, the sensational scowling star from the internet, teams up with the legendary newspaper -strip sourpuss Garfield — and their meeting might just be a match made in heaven – if they don’t drive each other crazy first! Better hope that SOMEBODY brought lasagna!

Preview: Grumpy Cat/Garfield #1

Grumpy Cat/Garfield #1

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment/ KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Mark Evanier
Artist: Steve Uy
Cover Artists:
Cover A: Andy Hirsch
Cover B: Steve Uy
Cover C: Fernando Ruiz
Cover D: Tony Fleecs
Cover E: Coloring Book Cover
Cover F: Phil Murphy Comic Strip Cover
Price: $3.99

It’s the inevitable meeting of the sourpusses! Garfield, the reigning cynical cat of newspapers and TV, crosses paths with Grumpy Cat, the internet sensation whose scowl endeared herself to the world. Who’s the most sarcastic? Well, he likes lasagna and not much else…and she doesn’t even like lasagna. Can these two inhabit the same comic book mini-series, let alone the same planet? You’ll find out in a trio of issues written by Mark Evanier and illustrated by Steve Uy. We’d say it’s the cat’s meow but neither of these cats meows.

Mark Evanier and Steve Uy Team Up for Grumpy Cat/Garfield from Dynamite and BOOM!

This summer, the world’s foremost finicky felines will come face-to-face in the epic crossover, Grumpy Cat/Garfield, as three-time Emmy Award nominee Mark Evanier steps back into the paws of the most iconic cat in comics for this three-part mini-series worthy of more than just nine lives! Joined by artist Steve Uy, Grumpy Cat/Garfield will pounce its way into stores August 2, 2017!

Thanks to an exclusive partnership between Dynamite Entertainment and BOOM! Studios‘ award-winning imprint, KaBOOM!, Jim Davis’ iconic comic strip cat Garfield will meet internet sensation Grumpy Cat in a limited series with a story inspired and approved by icon Jim Davis, himself!

It’s the inevitable meeting of these two loveable sourpusses! Garfield, the reigning cynical cat of newspapers and TV will cross paths with internet sensation Grumpy Cat, whose memorable scowl endeared herself to the world. Who’s the most sarcastic? Well, he hates Mondays…and she hates any day ending in “y!” Is there enough room to accommodate both truculent tabbies within the pages of the same comic book, let alone the same universe? You’ll find out in this three-issue mini-series that will have you purring that it’s the cat’s meow!

The debut issue of Grumpy Cat/Garfield features a wide selection of exciting cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of options! The cover artwork features the talents of Andy Hirsch, interior artist Steve Uy, Fernando Ruiz, Tony Fleecs, and Phil Murphy. Limited variant editions in “Black & White,” “Virgin Art,” “Coloring Book,” and “Comic Strip” formats are also available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue by achieving stocking thresholds.

 

Preview: Boo: World’s Cutest Dog #3

Boo: World’s Cutest Dog #3

writer: Fernando Ruiz, Eric M. Esquivel, Agnes Garbowska
artist: Fernando Ruiz, Agnes Garbowska, Rob Robbins
covers: Agnes Garbowska (a), Steve Uy (b), Billy Martin (c)
subscription cover: Photo Variant (d)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • All Ages

The adventures of the world’s most adorable Pomeranian pup continue as internet sensation Boo and his best friends, Buddy and Bluebeary Pie, bring you along for the ride in this sensational third issue!  Readers of all ages will be charmed by Boo’s delightful demeanor and fun-filled stories!

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Preview: Boo #2

Boo #2

writers: Sholly Fisch, Adara Sanchez, Ricardo Sanchez, Jeff Dyer
artist: Agnes Garbowska, Shouri, Steve Uy
covers: Katie Cook (a), Agnes Garbowska (b), Steve Uy (c)
subscription cover: Photo
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • All Ages

When the world’s most adorable Pomeranian pup comes to comics, the fur flies… sometimes literally! Join internet sensation Boo and his best friends, Buddy and Bluebeary Pie, on whimsical flights of fancy with this sensational second issue! What adventures of doggy discovery will Boo take readers on today? The world’s full of delicious scents to pursue, strange objects to explore, and new people (and animals) to befriend. Readers of all ages will be charmed by Boo’s delightful demeanor and fun-filled stories!

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Preview: Boo, The World’s Cutest Dog #1

Boo, The World’s Cutest Dog #1

writers: Kristen Deacon, Audrey Elizabeth, Fernando Ruiz, Joelle Sellner
artists: Tony Fleecs, Fernando Ruiz, Rob Robbins
covers: Katie Cook (a), Agnes Garbowska (b), Tony Fleecs (c), Steve Uy (d)
subscription cover: Photo (e)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • All Ages

The World’s Cutest Dog comes to comics! He’s Boo, the Pomeranian pup that’s become an internet sensation, and he’s ready for four-color adventures in his first-ever comic book! In this debut issue, Boo and his canine companions Buddy and Blueberry Pie create kitchen chaos when they can’t control their tummy rumblings; our favorite doggie becomes a “Boo-vie star” when he lucks into a Hollywood audition; and finally, Boo celebrates the birthday of adorable eight-year-old Audrey… but the party gets out of hand! Comic readers of all ages will love the whimsical, fun-filled escapades of Boo, the World’s Cutest Dog!

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Preview: Grumpy Cat #6

Grumpy Cat #6

writers: Ben Fisher, Derek Fridolfs, Ilias Kyriazis
artists: Ken Haeser, Ilias Kyriazis, Steve Uy
covers: Agnes Garbowska (a), Ken Haeser (b), Ry-Spirit (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • All Ages

Three more misadventures of The World’s Grumpiest Cat! When two dog-loving boys visit the household, they can’t wait to play fetch and take Grumpy Cat for a walk. Wait until you see how the curmudgeonly kitten teaches these kids the difference between canines and felines! Next, Grumpy and Pokey discover a supposed genie’s lamp… and their wishes are whimsical and wacky! Finally, a local witch wants to recruit the two cats as her supernatural familiars. What’s more superstitious than a black cat? A white-and-gray cat with a blackened spirit!

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