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Preview: Punk Mambo TPB

PUNK MAMBO TPB

Written by CULLEN BUNN, PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ADAM GORHAM, ROBERT GILL
Cover by DAN BRERETON
$14.99 | 144 pages | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 23rd

In her first-ever solo series, hard-living voodoo priestess Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans gutter punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti.

From writer Cullen Bunn (Venom) and artist Adam Gorham (New Mutants: Dead Souls) comes this hilariously horrifying breakout adventure for Valiant’s fan-favorite mystic malcontent.

Collecting the complete PUNK MAMBO five-issue limited series, along with PUNK MAMBO #0 from writer Peter Milligan and artist Robert Gill.

PUNK MAMBO TPB

Review: Star Wars: Tie Fighter

Meet Shadow Wing, a crack squad of Tie Fight pilots in this comic miniseries taking place after the battle of Hoth.

The trade collects Star Wars: Tie Fighter #1-5.

Story: Jody Houser
Art: Rogê Antônio, Michael Dowling, Joshua Cassara, Geraldo Borge, Ig Guara, Juan Gedeon
Color: Arif Prianto, Lee Loughridge, Neeraj Menon, Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Dono Sánchez-Almara
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

Get your copy in comic shops now and in bookstores on October 15! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
Kindle/comiXology
TFAW

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Review: Hit-Monkey: Bullets and Bananas

He’s a monkey. He’s a hitman. He’s an assassin. He’s Hit Monkey!

Hit Monkey: Bullets and Bananas collects Hit-Monkey #1 (2010A), Hit-Money (2010B) #1-3 and Deadpool (2008) #19-21.

Story: Daniel Way
Art: Dalibor Talajić, Carlo Barberi
Color: Matt Hollingsworth, Dalibor Talajić, José Villarrubia, Marte Gracia
Ink: Sandu Florea, Juan Vlasco
Letterer: Jeff Eckleberry, Joe Sabino

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores October 29! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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TFAW: http://shrsl.com/1vvkw

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Humanoids’ Ignited Gets Triggered this Week

Ignited Vol. 1 Triggered

Controversial, political and timely, Humanoids H1 shared universe has the comic book industry talking. H1 is a bold initiative for Humanoids, the publisher of some of the world’s most iconic and groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy graphic novels, as it marks both the first time that the Los Angeles-based publisher has released monthly comic books or set out to create a shared universe. This week marks the graphic novel publication of H1’s flagship title, Ignited: Triggered by co-writers Mark Waid and Kwanza Osajyefo, artist Phil Briones and colorist Andrew Crossley, a trade paperback collection of the series’ first four issues, featuring a cover by Humanoids’ Chief Creative Officer John Cassaday

In Ignited: Triggered, the lives of six teenagers are changed forever following a school shooting, turning the end of the school year into a nightmare for the kids of Phoenix Academy High School. Now, only a few months later, they’re expected to get back to their studies, but nothing will ever be the same. Especially for six of them whose newly acquired superpowers won’t be enough to restore balance to their world. Now the choice is in their hands. Will they fight for order…or surrender to chaos?

When Ignited returns with issue 5, in December, two months have passed since the “March of Mercy” events. Media darlings the “Phoenix Five” are using their abilities to bring change. They’re heroes to most–but not to Brent Smythe, an Arizona radio personality pushing conspiracy theories about the kids. He and some new allies are actively hunting them down, and the Five can’t hide from a world full of cameras and connected via social media.

Ignited: Triggered is available in bookstores on October 15th and in comic shops on October 16th. Ignited issue 5, the start of the “Doxxed” storyline, will be published in December.

Preview: Robots vs Princesses Vol 1 TP

Robots vs Princesses Vol 1 TP

writer: Todd Matthy
artist: Nicolas Chapuis
cover: Nicolas Chapuis
FC | 104 pages | $14.99 | Teen+

When plucky Princess Zara stumbles upon the Decimator defector Wheeler, she sets in motion events that will pit the spritely cleverness of fairy tale princesses against the raw power of giant robots! The dream match you never thought you’d see begins here. Contains issues 1-4 of the comic mini-series.

Robots vs Princesses Vol 1 TP

Preview: Blossoms 666

BLOSSOMS 666 (TP)

Script: Cullen Bunn
Art: Laura Braga, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Laura Braga
978-1-68255-797-6
$17.99 US/$19.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/16

Cheryl and Jason Blossom are a pair of seemingly normal kids in Riverdale. They’re wealthy, popular and likeable–but they also harbor a deep, dark secret–one of the Blossom Twins is the Anti-Christ. Both want the title, and no one in Riverdale is safe. Collects BLOSSOMS: 666 issues #1-5.

BLOSSOMS 666 (TP)

Fanbase Press Celebrates 10 Years with Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition and Nuclear Power

Nearly 10 years ago, Fanbase Press was founded with the mission to produce new and distinctive works, as well as daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts, that span the pop culture spectrum and give voice to the themes, ideals, and people that make geekdom so exceptional. As 2020 will mark the 10th anniversary of the award-winning publisher and geek culture website, Fanbase Press is honored to announce the addition of two new releases to its publishing lineup: Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition and Nuclear Power.

QUINCE: THE DEFINITIVE BILINGUAL EDITION

The Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition oversized hardcover will collect the full English and Spanish editions of the Eisner Award-nominated comic book series by writer Kit Steinkellner, illustrator Emma Steinkellner, creator Sebastian Kadlecik, and translator Valeria Tranier.

Quince follows a year in the life of Lupe, a 15-year-old girl who discovers that her quinceañera brings with it a super cool party . . . and superpowers. Her quince powers only last as long as she’s fifteen, so over the course of this rollercoaster year, we follow the adventures of Lupe as she figures out what it really means to be a hero.

The hardcover will feature all-new bonus material, including: forewords by Gloria Calderón Kellett (Executive Producer/Showrunner/Director/Actor,
One Day at a Time) and Peter Murrieta (Executive Producer/Showrunner/Writer, Mr.Iglesias), an academic essay by Frederick Luis Aldama (Distinguished University Professor and Eisner Award-winning author of Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics), a study guide by Dr. Theresa Rojas (Professor, Modesto Junior College), an art gallery by artists/cartoonists Javier Hernandez (El Muerto), Sabrina Cintron (The
Witches’ Grimoire, La Borinqueña
), Malena Bonilla (Twitter: @Malbondesigns, Instagram: @malbondesigns), and Jose Cabrera, a new cover by Emma Steinkellner, and a heartfelt letter to the reader by creator Sebastian Kadlecik.

Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition will launch at Long Beach Comic Expo 2020 to be held in Long Beach, CA, from January 11-12, 2020, and the book’s official release date will be Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The hardcover will retail for $39.99 and is now available for pre-order through Fanbase Press with the following pre-order exclusives:

  • The Hot Cheetos Choice: Order before November 1, 2019, to receive the discounted purchase price of $34.99, PLUS an exclusive print signed buy the creative team AND a limited edition enamel pin!
  • The Awesome Abuela Special: Order before December 1, 2019, to received the discounted purchase price of $34.99 PLUS an exclusive print signed by the creative team!
  • The Hot Devin Bonus: Order before December 15, 2019, to receive the discounted purchase price of $34.99!
QUINCE: THE DEFINITIVE BILINGUAL EDITION

NUCLEAR POWER

Fanbase Press has announced its second 10th anniversary title, the creator-owned, 6-issue comic book series, Nuclear Power, written by Desirée Proctor and Erica Harrell and illustrated by Lynne Yoshii.

October of 1962. The Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union is at its peak when the unthinkable happens: nuclear war. Sixty years later, the remaining 13 states rose from the ashes to form the American Union, governed by the authoritarian Joint Chiefs of Staff and protected by a border wall to keep out nuclear radiation . . . and the individuals who were enhanced by it. Nuclear Power is a darkly poignant alternate history tale that posits the lengths to which a government will go to protect (or deceive) its citizens. When the Joint Chiefs’ dark secrets are revealed, will survivors on both sides of the wall join forces to fight for their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, or will their differences forever divide them?

Issues #1-6 of the comic book series will be released digitally through ComiXology starting in October 2020. In addition, the series will be collected into a printed trade paperback for a 2021 release. The Nuclear Power trade paperback will retail for $19.99 and is now available for pre-order through Fanbase Press. Pre-orders made by August 1, 2021, will receive exclusive signed prints of the single issue covers, as well as an Issue 1 variant cover, signed by the creative team.

Nuclear Power #1

Review: G-Raver Vol. 1

G-Raver Vol. 1

When it comes to television shows that have a rabid fan following, some can make you wonder exactly why? I never quite understood why so many people went down the rabbit hole with Lost. Especially since so many of the fans couldn’t explain it. Then there is the epic Whedonverse, which comprised initially of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. It went on to include its spinoff Angel. It can all seem weird to an outsider who doesn’t know or have ever watched either of these franchises.

It wasn’t until I sat and watched Lost and every series Joss Whedon brought to television that I understood exactly why their fans were as obsessed. It’s because it was very well written. One of those devoted franchises that is sadly ending with the upcoming season is Supernatural. Even with that show, I had to be coaxed into it and went on to become full-on obsessed myself. These series speak to a part of ourselves that is both skeptical and believes in these supernatural myths. In the first volume of G-Raver, we find a protagonist like the Winchesters, who hunt monsters but whose alter ego would make you think different.

We meet G-Raver, a professional wrestler on the XWW Extreme Wrestling circuit and who is the current champion. He’s secretly what those in the monster-hunting business refer to as a “cleanser,” someone who vanquishes anomalies on a human plane. Through the comic, he battles the supernatural like vampires, gargoyle type creates, the undead, and more. But why is this happening and what, or who is behind it all?

Overall, an action-packed book which travails the urban fantasy genre with probably its coolest protagonist. The story by Eric Watkins, is entertaining and well characterized. The art by the creative team is vivid and breathtaking. Altogether, a story which brings a new mythology and protagonist which will give readers another hero to root for.

Story: Eric Watkins
Art: Nick Wentland, Landon Franklin, Brandon Franklin,
and Justin Birch
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: The Unforgiven Vol. 1: Of Ashes Born

The Unforgiven Vol. 1: Of Ashes Born

Before his foray into films, Jordan Peele was most known for his comedic flair. On his show, with fellow comedian, Keegan Michael-Key, we found flashes of his rather ubiquitous and grim mind. Though many of his sketches were shrouded in parody, there were flashes of distortion amongst many of them.

He shifted his comedic focus to horror as he shifted to film. He employed some of his scare tactics in the movie Us. The mere thought of people being casted out just because they are doppelgangers is both despicable and terrifying.  In the first volume of The Unforgiven: Of Ashes Born, we get a world where the good have lost the war and cast out. Much like the Tethered in that movie they have not lost hope.

Within the first few pages, we get background of how the world became one big government, and how 25 years later, there are still detractors, who are The Unforgiven. As we find out that in this world, there are people who trust in the government, and those who don’t, who disappear, and the lucky ones become part of The Unforgiven. We meet Jared Patton, a normal guy, until one day when he steps the state police from harassing a young woman. As he takes her to his apartment, we find out that the state police is also after Jared, unbeknownst to him, as one of the government officials, Kensington Radcliffe, the Minister Of Order, about to choke him to death, is stopped by a fire breathing being, one that is there to help Jared. As Jon Diamond, his friend and roommate, finds out that there is more to this mysterious woman than meets the eye, as the very reason why Ministry of Order was after her, was her association with the leader of the Unforgiven, Christian Caine, as he shows both Jared and Jon , what really lies beyond The Edge, as millions of homeless people live there. As Caine brings them into the fold, as we meet his support personnel, Jeff, Coriander and Jon’s father’s old friend, Charles.  By volume’s end, we find out Radcliffe will stop at nothing to find Jared and Jared might not be out of danger quite yet.

Overall, an excellent beginning to what looks to be a refreshing take on the dystopian genre. It’s one which keeps readers heads on a swivel. The story by Tyler B. Ruff is canny, solid and possesses excellent character development. The art by Ruff is awe-inspiring. Altogether, one of the best comics I’ve read by a brave new voice in a genre that seems well-traveled but with Ruff’s broad strokes has been renewed.

Story: Tyler B. Ruff Art: Tyler B. Ruff
Story: 9.3 Art: 9.2 Overall: 9.4 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Coda Vol. 3 SC

Coda Vol. 3 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Colorist: Michael Doig
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Matías Bergara
Price: $14.99

2019 Eisner Award Nominee!

Hum is at rock bottom. His estranged wife has left him for good. He’s stuck in the middle of the harsh desert wastelands. And he’s even been abandoned by his mutant unicorn. But just as the world saw another tomorrow after the disastrous Quench…life goes on. Now, the former bard must discover for himself what it means to live—to truly live—in a broken fantasy.

Written by Eisner Award-nominated author Simon Spurrier (Sandman Universe, Star Wars) and beautifully illustrated by artist Matías Bergara (Supergirl, Cannibal), Coda Volume Three concludes the critically-acclaimed series that siphons the best of the dystopian fantasy genre into an engaging, emotional tale.

Collects Coda issues 9-12.

Coda Vol. 3 SC
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