Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley Artist Name(s): Xenia Pamfil, Christine Hipp, Lexillo Cover Artist(s): Sorah Suhng, Valentina Pinto 27 pgs./ T / FC $2.99 Digital Only
Four dates, one gaming tournament, one sparring session, and one cup of tea. What could possibly go wrong for Raven’s crew tonight? Join us for another foray into pirate romance, with Date Night part 3!
writer: Jeremy Whitley artist: Brittney Williams, Xenia Pamfil, Christine Hipp, Valentina Pinto cover: Paulina Ganucheau FC | 120 pages | $14.99 | All Ages
The adventure begins for children and adults alike, as the classic character Rainbow Brite comes to comics and brings a little color to your life!
Wisp and Willow are best friends who live in a small town. They are inseparable, until one night Wisp discovers something is stealing the color from the world! To escape their grasp, Wisp must use her wits and the help of a new friend…from somewhere else! Then the adventure begins!
Follow along with writer Jeremy Whitley (My Little Pony, Unstoppable Wasp) and artists Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!, Goldie Vance) and Xenia Pamfil (Princeless) as we find out how this seemingly normal girl becomes Rainbow Brite and how it changes Wisp, Willow, and their world!
writer: Fernando Ruiz, Dan Parent, Scott Bryan Wilson artist: Fernando Ruiz, Dan Parent, Valentina Pinto, Brittany Pezzillo cover: Reilly Brown $4.99
Everyone’s favorite Mistress of the Macabre, Elvira is spinning her wheels hostessing horror film festivals at the local drive-in when she discovers the opportunity to get in good with George Rottmero, producer of the greatest, grittiest, most realistic horror movies ever. The Dark Damsel uses all of her charms to impress the mysterious movie mogul and she is immediately cast in his latest scream-inducing spectacles, his masterpieces of murder and mayhem featuring the most realistic zombies anyone ever saw this side of an open casket! When she discovers the grave secret behind Rottmero’s success, her dreams of super stardom might become deader than her undead co-stars! Will all of her efforts just be one big bust… because Elvira knows all about big busts!
Wisp’s exploration of Rainbow Land continues! Even in the face of danger, she makes new friends and allies. Get ready for the first meeting of Rainbow Brite and the greatest horse in the galaxy…Starlite!
One of my favorite movies of all time is Shane. The movie portrays a lone gunslinger who comes through a town filled with troubles. That’s something that he seems to not be able to stay away from through the movie. Eventually, it catches up with him with one of the most debated endings of all time, one only the writer of this excellent movie would know. This archetype would be replicated many times throughout the years.
One of those mediums that it seems to feel at home is comics. No one can deny the similarities between Shane and Marvel’s Wolverine. The film was referenced and was a clear inspiration for the film Logan. Another excellent example is Vampire Hunter D, whose story is both tragic and fascinating. He was cursed to kill vampires while attracting a deluge of enemies both vampire and human. In the debut issue of Calamity Kate we find one hero who relocates to restart her life but not without a new set of complications.
We meet Kate, who is a monster hunter and who has recently moved to Los Angles to be near her friends and also for a fresh start. Kate is a monster hunter and must balance the challenges of work, relationships, and competition. The first is a solid and entertaining set up and by issue’s end, as she dredges through another monster hunt, she meets a new monster hunter who looks to be more foe than friend.
Overall, this debut is a funny and exciting new comic which should get everyone to fall in love with these characters and this world. The story by Magdalene Visaggio is amusing and pulse pounding. The art by Corin Howell and Valentina Pinto is gorgeous. Altogether, a great story that imbues fun alongside well developed storytelling.
Chris “Doc” Wyatt & Kevin Burke, Michael
Moreci (w) • Valentina Pinto, Arianna Florean (a) • Valentina Pinto (c)
to the Resistance! In the time before The Force Awakens, this all-new
adventure follows the fledgling Resistance as it begins to realize the growing
threat of the First Order! Based on Star
Wars Resistance, an exciting new animated series coming to Disney Channel
Chris “Doc” Wyatt & Kevin Burke, Michael Moreci (w) • Valentina Pinto, Arianna Florean (a) • Valentina Pinto (c)
Welcome to the Resistance!Star Wars Resistance is an exciting new animated series coming to the Disney Channel this fall, and making its Star Wars Adventures debut in this very issue! In the time before The Force Awakens, this all-new adventure follows the fledgling Resistance as it begins to realize the growing threat of the First Order!
From Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio, breakout artist Corin Howell, colorist Valentina Pinto, and letterer Zakk Saam comes Calamity Kate! Calamity Kate is a modern day adventure of heroes and monsters. It tells the story of Kate Strand as she moves west to hunt monsters.
Calamity Kate catches up with titular hero Kate Strand after she reboots her destructive life and moves to L.A. to become the superhero she always wanted to be—a gun-toting monster killer. With her latest career change, she faces new challenges, relationships, and competition. Kate is desperate to show she’s worth a damn in a world overrun by zombies, vampires, demons, goblins, and the ultimate monster bounty: The Seven Fabled Beasts of Yore.
The first issue of Calamity Kate (of four) goes on sale February 13, 2019.
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Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny—Ahsoka & Padme
Beth Revis (w) • Valentina Pinto (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
The Star Wars Forces of Destiny initiative celebrates the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from a galaxy far, far away….
Star Wars Adventures has joined the festivities with an exciting weekly series of comic books that explores all corners of the Star Wars universe, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters, such as Princess Leia, Rey, Padme, Ahsoka, and Hera along with your soon-to-be favorites from The Last Jedi, Rose and Paige!
Fans will be excited to discover these stories told by talent from across Star Wars novels, comics and animation, including Delilah S. Dawson, Elsa Charretier, Beth Revis, Jody Houser, and Devin Grayson!