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It’s a Time-Traveling Assassin vs. Spy in 1944 Trying to Kill Each Other in Artemis and the Assassin

Artemis and the Assassin #1

Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artists: Meghan Hetrick & Francesca Fantini
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Cover: Phil Hester w/ Mark Englert
1:15 Incentive Cover: Dave Johnson
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 3.18.2020

What happens when a time-traveling assassin and a spy from 1944 try to kill each other?

For a price, a top-secret assassination organization will travel through time and interfere with watershed moments. Trained as the agency’s top assassin, Maya is sent to kill Virginia Hall, the deadliest spy of WWII. Charged with carrying important plans about the invasion of Normandy to the allied troops, Virginia’s death would have a cataclysmic effect on WWII as we know it.

Written by Stephanie Phillips (Butcher of Paris, DESCENDENT), with art by Meghan Hetrick and Francesca Fantini, colors by Lauren Affe, and letters by Troy Peteri, Artemis and the Assassin is a pulpy adventure story about the cost of changing history

Artemis and the Assassin #1

Preview: Kill Whitey Donovan #1

KILL WHITEY DONOVAN #1

Writer: Sydney Duncan
Artist & Colors: Natalie Barahona
Letterer: Troy Peteri

After Anna Hoyt’s sister commits suicide, she sets off for Atlanta to kill the man responsible for destroying her family–her fiance, Jim ”Whitey” Donovan. But Anna, a spirited though pampered daughter of a prominent doctor, can’t do it alone. To get through the hell that lies between her Alabama home and Atlanta, she makes a deal with one of the Donovan slaves, Hattie Virgil, who has an agenda of her own. In exchange for a chance at freedom, Hattie, a survivor, will lead this unlikely pair on a quest that will change them both forever.

Kill Whitey Donovan #1

Preview: Secrets of Sinister House #1

Secrets of Sinister House #1

(W) Paul Dini, Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone, Bryan Hill, Dan Watters, Others (A) Rafael Albuquerque, Cian Tormey, Jorge Fornes, Others (CA) John Romita, Bill Sienkiewicz
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $9.99

Witness what hides within the Sinister House-the DCU’s most horrific secrets and mysteries! Travel alongside Harley Quinn, John Constantine, Detective Chimp, Zatanna, the Atom and others as they face this macabre devastation firsthand! And in the bowels of this dark mansion…we return to the world of the legendary Red Rain to meet once again with the dreaded vampire Batman. Don’t miss this year’s DC Halloween special-because if you do, it’ll haunt you!

Secrets of Sinister House #1

Review: Secrets of Sinister House #1

Celebrate the Halloween season with this anthology of spooky tales featuring DC’s superheroes and villains!

Story: Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone, Robbie Thompson, Dan Watters, John Layman, Paul Dini, Che Grayson, Diego Lucero Lopez, Bryan Edward Hill
Art: Rafael Albuquerque, Tom Raney, Sumit Kumar, Jorge Fornes, Cian Tormey, Miguel Mendonca, Phil Hester, Alessandro Vitti
Color: Dave McCaig, Hi-Fi, John Kalisz, Jordie Bellaire, Romulo Fajardo, Jr., Bill Crabtree, Jeromy Cox, Adriano Lucas
Ink: Ande Parks
Letterer: Tom Napolitano, Rob Leigh, Troy Peteri, Steve Wands, Travis Lanham, Dave Sharpe, Andworld Design, Willie Schubert

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Review: Batman: Nightwalker

Bruce Wayne has turned 18 and has to deal with the Nightwalkers, a group stealing and killing the 1%.

Story: Marie Lu
Adapted: Stuart Moore
Art: Chris Wildgoose, Cam Smith
Color: Laura Trinder
Letterer: Troy Peteri

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Review: Flash Forward #1

Flash Forward #1

Wally West is in jail awaiting trial and wallowing in his misery. That’s where Flash Forward #1 begins before taking us on a cosmic journey.

The first issue sets up the next step in Wally West’s journey in an interesting way, though, the concept falls short for me.

Written by Scott Lobdell the comic focuses a lot on what’s gotten West to this point in his life. A lot of it is wallowing and there’s one too many times of his stating he killed a bunch of heroes. Any sympathy is gone and it’s turned to annoyance by issue’s end.

Then there’s the next step for Wally. He has to save the multiverse by stopping the dark multiverse. There’s some solid use of this recent concept and in theory the concept is intriguing but something feels off. The new role reminds me of failed reinventions of characters in the past. It’s hard to judge it all on one issue but something again feels off about it all. This isn’t the right way to go about Wally’s redemption. But, it also seems to tie into the meta story going on in the DC Universe going back to Rebirth.

The art by Brett Booth is nice. With ink by Norm Rapmund, color by Luis Guerrero, and letters by Troy Peteri, the comic has lots of moments that’ll keep you lingering on the page. The scenes involving the multiverse have you looking for details and clues. The fights in prison have a nice swift action about them. The imagery works on the macro and micro level.

Flash Forward #1 is an interesting start to this miniseries. It feels like it’s a story you need the whole picture before truly judging. Unfortunately, we have to do that one issue at a time. With that, this feels like one that’s worth a read but maybe hold out for the trade.

Story: Scott Lobdell Art: Brett Booth
Ink: Norm Rapmund Color: Luis Guerrero Letters: Troy Peteri
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.15 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Only KISS Can Defeat Zombies in New Series by Ethan Sacks!

Dynamite has announced the next epic chapter in the comic book chronicles of the legendary rock band, KISS: Zombies

After all, what can possibly happen after “The End” than a full-blown zombie apocalypse? That is the screwed up status quo that writer Ethan Sacks and artist Rodney Buchemi will tackle in this new limited series. Assisted on colors and letters by Dijjo Lima and Troy Peteri.

Picking up decades after the fall of civilization, humans are now an endangered species isolated to strongholds such as the central New Detroit. These undead are attracted to sound, so music and all related iconography have been banned. Especially that of the greatest band in history. However, a group of teenagers are not going to live this way and set out on a quest to track down KISS! Who may ultimately be the ultimate weapon to turn the tide against the zombies! Sacks has described the series as a cocktail of Land of the Dead, A Quiet Place, Seven Samurai and even Footloose!

Plus, the previous KISS series, The End by Amy Chu and Edu Menna will be collected in a paperback the same month as the debut of Zombies.

KISS: The End

KISS: Zombies #1 and the KISS: The End TP are slated for release in November 2019.

Exclusive Preview: Descendent #3

DESCENDENT #3

Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artist: Evgeniy Bornyakov
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Cover: Juan Doe
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 07.03.19

What do the Salem witch trials and a missing Senator’s son have in common?

The third installment of DESCENDENT from Stephanie Phillips (Devil Within, Kicking Ice) and Evgeniy Bornyakov (Meteora, Ziggy) investigates the missing link between a mysterious cult and disappearing children. But, as David gets closer to finding out the truth, the cult gets closer to David. Oh, and someone dies. #sorrynotsorry

DESCENDENT #3

Review: Afterburn: Crossfire #1

Afterburn: Crossfire #1

By the time I found about James Dashner I was leaning more towards reading something in a different genre. I was burnt out on dystopian novels. It was a good thing an old friend from the Navy had read his work. I trusted her tastes as we bonded over EL Doctorow and her obsessions usually aligned with mine. It was a good thing I followed her recommendation. Although the books are written for a younger audience, they’re definitely page-turners.

The Maze Runner series is more compelling on the page than its movie adaptations. Though, the movies had a few good moments. The Scorch Trials remain my favorite. The very idea that you must survive in the worst conditions while someone is chasing you made it a very enjoyable book. In the first issue of Afterburn: Crossfire we meet a team of operators who must chase down relics before an old foe gets their hands on them.

We are taken to a world where a massive solar flare has hit the Earth, leaving millions of people, dead or mutated, which is where a wealthy benefactor hires an operator, Jake, and his team to recover these significant relics. As we find the team in the Tower of London with the Crown Jewels where are they being chased by mutated guards and right in the way of a former ally and old foe, Hidinger, who due to a distraction, gets away with the loot. One year later, we find Jake and his team in New York City, to meet a new client this one being the Catholic Church, as most of the church’s world leadership had been wiped out with the solar flare. As the current hierarchal authority, Bishop Kaine, is wrestling for control, as the bishop who has the most relics rules the church, as he has hired both Jake’s team as well as Hidinger’s team, to find some of the most important holy relics like the Crown Of Thorns and The Nail of the Crucifixion, all located in the Burn Zone . As they find themselves in the Danube River in Vienna, Austria, they soon find the locals are not welcoming, as they soon under fire by the local militia, hired by a rival Bishop. As Jake’s team enters Hofburg Palace, they find the local mutants and Hidinger’s team, are both looking to get Jesus’s spear. By issue’s end, Jake’s tea is outnumbered and outgunned, leaving our protagonists in seemingly dire straits.

Overall, an action-packed debut issue which elevates the action-adventure genre, one where most readers find many Indiana Jones imitators, this creative seeks to an accomplishes tremendously something unique and exciting. The story by Scott Chitwood is smart, intense, and exciting. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a story that hits you like a hurricane, one that should have you coming back for more.

Story: Scott Chitwood Art: Rob Thornton
Color: Sean Lee Letters: Troy Peteri
Story: 10 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy

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