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Teens and animals unite in Planeta Blu: Rise of Agoo

Dark Horse Books presents Planeta Blu Volume 1: Rise of Agoo, a new young adult graphic novel about courage, compassion, love, and sacrifice to make Earth a better place for living beings. This is activist and rapper Tem Blessed’s debut graphic novel, illustrated by Michael LaRiccia, with a foreword by New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award-winner Van Jones. While first fully funded and published from a Kickstarter campaign, the Dark Horse edition will include exclusive bonus content as well as a new cover.

After Lares, her brother Angel, and their friends Tomé and Tyler gain magical abilities, they stumble upon a looming war. The animal kingdom is ramping up to save the earth—”Planeta Blu”—by taking on the global climate crisis and fighting pollution at the source. One billionaire oil tycoon has sinister machinations at work, but the globe’s animals and a young team of humans will need to work together if they want to have any chance at saving our world!

Planeta Blu Volume 1: Rise of Agoo TPB arrives in bookstores on October 31, 2023 and in comic shops November 1, 2023. It is now available to pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop and indie bookstore.

Planeta Blu Volume 1: Rise of Agoo

Donald Trump is Sebastian Shaw? Political Commentator Van Jones Thinks So.

Van Jones is a political activist who has done everything from founding Color of Change to advising the White House. Currently he’s a commentator for CNN during the election season and during tonight’s primary coverage he showed his geek side in describing the phenomenon that is Donald Trump.

In the discussion, Jones compared Trump to the X-Men villain Sebastian Shaw who gets stronger the more he’s attacked (and also uses the energy absorbed in his attack).

Washington, DC comic shop Fantom Comics noticed the reference and Tweeted up the video.

Jones seemed to have appreciated that:

In X-Men: First Class the character, played by Kevin Bacon, was also a Nazi which seems rather appropriates considering some of Trump’s imagery.

So, agree? Disagree? Sound off in the comments!