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Preview: Strawberry Shortcake: Funko Universe

Strawberry Shortcake: Funko Universe

Georgia Ball (w) • Valentina Pinto (a & c)

Journey back to Strawberryland with Funko Pop and old friends like Blueberry Muffin, Huckleberry Pie and of course, Strawberry Shortcake! Wherever she goes, trouble and the Purple Pie Man of Porcupine Peak are sure to follow on a berry sweet Funko adventure.

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Preview: Strawberry Shortcake, Vol. 3: Berry Good Life

Strawberry Shortcake, Vol. 3: Berry Good Life

Georgia Ball, Zena Dell Lowe (w) • Tina Fransciso, Valentina Pinto (a) • Valentina Pinto (c)

When a film crew arrives to interview Berry Bitty City’s favorite baker, Strawberry Shortcake, what they find is a heated rivalry between her and the Purple Pieman that might be the award-winning film documentary the crew was looking for! Collects issues #6–8.

HC • FC • $12.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-884-7

Preview: Strawberry Shortcake #8

Strawberry Shortcake #8

Georgia Ball (w) • Tina Franscisco (a) • Valentina Pinto (c)

The rivalry between Strawberry Shortcake and the Purple Pie Man has escalated into a hold-nothing-back race to the finish! Strawberry will need her friends, her food savvy and a little luck to stay ahead of her ruthless competitor all the way to Big Apple City.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Review: Vampirella #1

JAN161313Even without familiarity with her character, Vampirella always feels like one of those characters who’s just always been around. With her ubiquitous red bathing suit costume that puts Carol Danvers’ old black one to shame and a wildly complicated and retconned backstory, Vampi is just one of those characters that feels like she’s been there forever and will always be there. Despite this fact though, she hasn’t had a major story come out in years. The closest was probably the 2014 miniseries that crossed her over with fellow cult character and hostess Dawn, but that one was plagued by delays and mixed to negative reviews. Ironic, considering the fact writer and artist Joseph Michael Linsner once claimed he could have gotten rich doing Vampirella comics in the 90s.

The newest Vampirella series by Kate Leth, Eman Casallos, and Valentina Pinto doesn’t focus on her backstory, but rather updating her character for 2016 while focusing on her history as a monster hunter over her status as a sex symbol.

This isn’t to say that the book isn’t sexy though. It’s plenty sexy, in fact. While the new costume created by Nicola Scott takes centerstage on the cover and on Vampirella’s first excursion in Hollywood, there is one appearance of the old costume in a masterfully use scene as Vampi prepares to “settle in” for the night with her boyfriend Tristan but is soon attacked by a monster in her new home, which prompts her to shout “Didn’t you see the sock on the door?!” Leth has always been a writer with a great sense of humor, and it’s nice to see that humor at work still in a book that is decidedly not all-ages. Casallos is a good balance for Leth in this case, giving the book an appropriately gothic and sexy look without it slipping into T&A territory. In fact, the best panels he draws of Vampi are actually when she’s just woken up, looking rather annoyed at her butler Coleridge and when she delicately slips a martini olive into her mouth. It’s these moments that make her less of a Sex Symbol™ and more of a character who owns her sexiness, which might just make her all the more alluring.

Of course, it isn’t all fun and sexy games after Vampi gets her picture taken by someone in the bushes of her own home and becomes a viral sensation overnight. Now along with hunting monsters and trying to find a woman named Slade who is killing off innocent actors, she now has to deal with unwanted fame. Enter Juliette Court, a “spooky and strange and altogether too alluring” social media manager interested in representing Vampi. It seems as if her intentions are not completely altruistic, but between her character design from Casallos, her deliberate shades of purple given by Pinto, and the way Leth writes her, she might just be the breakout character of the issue.

Deciding to keep it simple in story and cast, the first issue of the new Vampirella series from Dynamite Entertainment is a fun and sexy story that introduces a classic character to a new, modern audience. It’ll be interesting to see where the story of Vampirella as a viral media sensation goes, but the groundwork laid by Leth, Casallos and Pinto in this first issue make sure that it will not be boring in the least.

Story: Kate Leth Art: Eman Casallos and Valentina Pinto
Story: 9.0  Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: The Four Points #5

FOUR POINTS #5

Scott Lobdell – Story / Jordan Gunderson – Art / Valentina Pinto – Colors

The end is here!

As, the group attempts to overcome the combined might of the four brothers and their path of destruction—the real shock may come when they discover that the team made up of the four elemental points is not all they are cracked up to be!

FOUR POINTS #5 is in stores October 28th, 2015!

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Preview: The Four Points #4

THE FOUR POINTS #4

Scott Lobdell – Story / Jordan Gunderson – Art / Valentina Pinto – Colors

Friend or Foe is the question posed as Ivana’s origin is brought to the forefront in dramatic fashion! Meanwhile the group is faced with the difficult task of defeating Famine’s infected plague as it spreads across the Atlantic City Boardwalk!

Aspen welcomes back acclaimed writer Scott Lobdell to introduce to you this years most exciting new series, FOUR POINTS!

FOUR POINTS #4 is in stores August 26th, 2015!

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Preview: Four Points #3

FOUR POINTS #3

Scott Lobdell – Story / Jordan Gunderson – Art / Valentina Pinto – Colors

Deadly secrets are exposed, as Gia’s origin finally comes to light and the true history of her “powers” are disclosed! Yet, the most shocking truth will reveal itself as the ladies investigate an international weapons manufacturer, and learn—perhaps too late—that they may be in far over their heads!

Aspen welcomes back acclaimed writer Scott Lobdell to introduce to you this years most exciting new series, FOUR POINTS!

FOUR POINTS #3 is in stores June 10th, 2015!

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Preview: Four Points #2

FOUR POINTS #2

Scott Lobdell – Story / Jordan Gunderson – Art / Valentina Pinto – Colors

Something dark is coming…

Tensions rise as Gia attempts to enlist the most powerful potential recruit to the group’s cause, however early talks lead to a much more “physical” confrontation than they were hoping for. Meanwhile, a much more pressing matter threatens not only the group’s existence, but that of mankind as well.

Aspen welcomes back acclaimed writer Scott Lobdell to introduce to you this years most exciting new series, FOUR POINTS!

FOUR POINTS #2 is in stores May 13th, 2015!

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Preview: The Four Points #1

THE FOUR POINTS #1

Scott Lobdell – Story / Jordan Gunderson – Art / Valentina Pinto – Colors

Something dark is coming…

Throughout history, oddities have remained hidden away within the fabric of societies across the planet. However, in recent years these unexplained phenomena have begun to emerge with a vengeance…Enter Gia Sorentino. They thought she was crazy, and locked her away from the rest of the world. Yet, following a family tragedy, she has inherited an empire—-and with it, the keys to unlocking some of the most unimaginable secrets of mankind.

Together, with three other women who possess abilities of inhuman nature, Sorentino embarks on a journey to discover the full potential of their collective powers. But, along with the amazing comes the sinister, and some things that should have remained hidden–including those that can threaten not only their existence, but the rest of the world as well!

Aspen welcomes back acclaimed writer Scott Lobdell to introduce to you this years most exciting new series, THE FOUR POINTS!

THE FOUR POINTS #1 is in stores April 8th, 2015!

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Aspen Launches All-Female Team Comic, The Four Points

On April 8th, 2015 Aspen Comics will debut their new series The Four Points written by Scott Lobdell and penciled by Jordan Gunderson with colors by Valentina Pinto.

Following a family tragedy, Gia Sorrentino has inherited an empire and is finally free to explore her full potential and perhaps even unlock some of the most unimaginable secrets of mankind. But with the amazing comes the sinister, and Gia and three other women who also possess abilities of inhuman nature must work together to thwart an ancient evil on the rise in this all-female team series.

The Four Points will also feature multiple exclusive variant covers from series creator Jordan Gunderson, as well as Khari Randolph, for the complete run of the exhilarating new adventure series.

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