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The Lost Boys Gets a Comic Sequel from Vertigo

The Lost Boys never grow old, never die, and have a new miniseries from Vertigo on behalf of Warner Bros. Consumer Products hitting shelves October 12. The stakes are high in this nostalgic and unstoppable sequel to the ’80s cult classic vampire film. Featuring the surviving characters from the film, The Lost Boys comic book is being crafted by horror veterans, writer Tim Seeley and artists Scott Godlewski and Patricia Mulvihill, with covers by Tony Harris. The team will deliver a gruesome and stylish return to the bloody boardwalks and big hair of 1987.

Santa Carla, California, is on edge. The eccentric coastal town and haven for the undead was finally returning to “normal” after its last supernatural scuffle left the local vampire coven’s leader dead and gave newcomers Michael and Sam Emerson a housewarming both violent and bizarre. Now the brothers must once again team up with militant vampire hunters Edgar and Allan Frog as a new gang of ruthless, stunning, life-sucking nightcrawlers known as the Blood Belles emerges from the aftermath to collect Michael’s love interest and their lost sister, Star.

The first issue of this monthly miniseries from Vertigo hits shelves on October 12.

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Review: Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1

Star_Wars_Special_C-3PO_coverHow did C-3PO get his red arm?! If you watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens I’m sure that’s a question you had on your mind after seeing C-3PO (and then he gets his classic arm back at the end, another story). In Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1, we get the story behind the red arm and the answer is just… ok.

The comic is not bad at all, it’s just not very fulfilling in many ways. The story is a one-shot, so get this and you’re done, and it definitely answers the question on how C-3PO got the arm. It’s just the comic doesn’t have much heft to it, and compared to the rest of Marvel’s Star Wars comic output, it is far short in quality. Writer James Robinson does have some interesting nuggets here when it comes to the various droids involved in the story, there’s some fun moments and it adds a little bit to droids in the Star Wars Universe.

The art by Tony Harris is generally lacking with a style that doesn’t quite work. As an indie story it’d work, even a non-cannon fun short it’d work, but for this story something doesn’t click for me. Not sure exactly why that is, but there’s something just missing when it comes to the art. Possibly the action, the dread, the style doesn’t quite fit the tone.

The comic would have worked much better as a series of shorts in the back of some other issues, but on its own, it doesn’t quite work. There’s unfortunately not much there to really justify the comic or make it exciting. Marvel has been full of hits when it comes to their various Star Wars comics, but this one is definitely a miss.

Story: James Robinson Art: Tony Harris
Story: 6.7 Art: 6.8 Overall: 6.75 Recommendation: Pass

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

How Did C-3PO Get His Red Arm?! Your First Look at Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1!

How did C-3PO get his red arm?! Find out this March as the burning question is answered in Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1! Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside this highly anticipated special. Reuniting acclaimed & award-winning creators James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force AwakensStar Wars Special: C-3PO #1 is the only place to learn the shocking truth behind how C-3PO lost his original arm – and the exciting origin of how he gained a new one. Get the full story and discover the origins of his new appendage!

STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 (OCT150933)
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art & Cover by TONY HARRIS
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (OCT150934)
Red Arm Spotlight Variant by TONY HARRIS (JAN168297)
Variant Covers by REILLY BROWN (OCT150935) and TODD NAUCK (OCT150936)
Movie Photo Variant (OCT150938) and Blank Variant Also Available (OCT150937)
FOC – 03/07/16, On-Sale – 03/30/16

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The Burning Question From Star Wars: The Force Awakens Will Be Answered This March…

How did C-3PO get his red arm?! Find out this March in Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1!

STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 (OCT150933)
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art & Cover by TONY HARRIS
FOC – 03/07/16, On-Sale – 03/30/16

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Happy Birthday Wade! Deadpool #7 Celebrates 25 Years of the Merc With a Mouth!

And lo’ there came a day unlike any other, in February of 1991, when merc and mouth united for a common goal. And on that day, Deadpool was born! Now, a mere quarter of a century later, we’re celebrating Deadpool’s 25th Anniversary this February in the colossal sized Deadpool #7! That’s right – that same regenerating degenerate who tore through the New Mutants and into your very hearts is turning 25, and he wants to party with you! Featuring a massive 80 story pages and an all-star creator lineup, Wade’s silver anniversary is sure to be a night to remember. First, Gerry Duggan and Scott Koblish bring you a full length Merc With a Mouth adventure. Then, Deadpool creators past and present regale you with tales of Wade’s newest allies – the Mercs for Money! Get ready for more Terror, Foolkiller, Slapstick, Massacre, Stingray and Solo and shine a spotlight on Deadpool’s newest employees. So put on your party hats and cut the cake this February!

DEADPOOL #7 (DEC150853)
Written  by GERRY DUGGAN, CULLEN BUNN, AMY CHU, BEN ACKER, BEN BLACKER, MIKE HAWTHORNE, and TIM SEELEY
Art by SCOTT KOBLISH, TYLER CROOK, EMILIO LAISO, DANILO BEYRUTH, MIKE HAWTHORNE, MIKE NORTON and PHIL NOTO
Cover by TONY MOORE
25th Anniversary Variant by TONY HARRIS (NOV158423)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (DEC150854)
Young Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG (DEC150855)
Secret Comic Variant by SCOTT KOBLISH (DEC150856)
Hip-Hop Variant by RAHZZAH (DEC150857)
FOC – 1/18/16, On-Sale – 2/10/16

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How Did C-3PO Get His Red Arm?! Find Out in Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1!

Marvel has announced Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1, a new one-shot that comes out this December. The comic is part of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens that bridges the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The comic reunites writer James Robinson and artist Tony Harris for the first time in two decades.

Plus, the burning question will be answered here: How did C-3P0 get that red arm?!

STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 is the only place to learn the shocking truth behind how C-3PO lost his original arm – and the exciting origins of how he gained a new one!

You may be fluent in over six million forms of communication…but this book is a must have in any language! Don’t miss the exciting origin of C-3PO’s crimson appendage this December!

STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art & Cover by TONY HARRIS
On Sale This December!

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Preview: Chin Music #2

Chin Music #2

Story By: Steve Niles
Art By: Tony Harris
Diamond ID: MAR130560
Published: August 21, 2013

Al Capone is dead. Shot through the skull by Shaws cursed slug, the gangland legend lies dead before Eliot Ness could drag him to court of tax evasion. Shaw’s interference has uprooted history and now Ness wants it set straight. The shot also alerted Shaw’s enemies of his presence in Capone era Chicago, and they are coming for him. They took his skin last time. This time they’ll have his eternal soul.

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Review: Chin Music #1 and The Walking Dead #110

Chin Music #1

Chin Music #1 CoverShaw is a man on the run and lost in time. Fleeing ancient enemies, Shaw finds himself in prohibition-era Chicago surrounded by gangers and demons alike and caught between law enforcement and the local supernatural underground. Chin Music is a tale of mysticism and violence like nothing you’ve experienced before.

The first issue is a series of events, connected, but at the same time disjointed. I went in with high hopes considering the pedigree of writer Steve Niles and artist Tony Harris. Two individuals whose past works I’ve enjoyed immensely.

While the concept and the art is cool and the setup seems interesting, this first issue was too disjointed for me. I felt like there were three parts to the story and how one is connected to the other is unclear. It’s a muddied beginning, confusing to me the reader.

There’s events in Egypt, then things with a person I’m assuming is Elliot Ness. And it just cuts from one to the other without explanation, rather confusing overall. I know the series cuts across time and space, but the first issue doesn’t explain that enough, resulting in a story that’s rather confusing.

There’s a good chance when the series is over the whole will be greater than the individual parts, but this first issue was a rough one for me to start with.

Story: Steve Niles Art: Tony Harris
Story: 6.75 Art: 8 Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read

The Walking Dead #110

walkindead110_coverEzekiel vs. Michonne?

The cover and the teaser above would make you think there’s some massive fight in this issue, but if you’re looking for sword slinging, then go elsewhere. The brilliance of that teaser is the sparing is at a whole other level, the emotional one.

This is easily one of the best issues of the series, focusing on those two characters Ezekiel and Michonne. It’s not a versus in the sense the two characters swing swords, they don’t really do that. Instead the issue is mostly the two characters talking.

This is Ezekiel’s “origin” issue. We learn more about the character, where he came from and how he got where he is, also, what’s up with the tiger. It’s a fantastic issue in that the focus is completely on the characters. And the series is best when it does just that.

In this case, two of the most mysterious characters are shown on an emotional level they haven’t been before and it is beyond fantastic to see.

We also get some movement in the upcoming battle. Wile Exekiel and Michonne are the main focus, Jesus’ mission to stop a traitor is also resolved in a great way.

Overall, this is easily the best issue in a long time, but also one of the best the series has ever released.

Story: Robert Kirkman Art: Charlie Adlard
Story: 9 Art: 8.5 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Preview: Chin Music #1

Chin Music #1

Story by: Steve Niles
Art By: Tony Harris
Price: $2.99

Shaw is a man on the run and lost in time. Fleeing ancient enemies, Shaw finds himself in prohibition-era Chicago surrounded by gangers and demons alike and caught between law enforcement and the local supernatural underground. CHIN MUSIC is a tale of mysticism and violence like nothing you’ve experienced before.

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