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DC Weekly Graphic Novel Review: Future Quest, Red Thorn, and Action Comics

It’s Wednesday which means new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. We’ve got three more volumes from DC Comics covering a wide range of genres.

Red Thorn Vol. 2: Mad Gods and Scotsmen collecting issues #8-13 by David Baille and Meghan Hetrick.

Future Quest Vol. 1 collecting issues #1-6 by Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, and Steve Rude.

Action Comics Vol. 1: Path of Doom collecting issues #957-962 by Dan Jurgens, Patrick Zircher, Tyler Kirkham, Stephen Segovia, and Art Thibert.

Find out what each trade has in store and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find both in comic stores February 15 and bookstores February 21.

Get your copies now. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Red Thorn Vol. 2: Mad Gods and Scotsmen
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Future Quest Vol. 1
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Action Comics Vol. 1
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

 

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Preview: The Lost Boys #5

The Lost Boys #5

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Tony Harris
In Shops: Feb 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The Blood Belles reveal their true reason for coming to Santa Carla: unleashing a vampire threat unlike anything the world has ever seen. If you thought lost boys were bad, wait until these girls get their way.

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Wednesday Graphic Novel Review (Special Edition): The Sheriff of Babylon: Pow. Pow. Pow.

The celebrated series The Sheriff of Babylon by Tom King and Mitch Gerads continues and follows a Florida cop turned military consultant. Chris came to Iraq in the aftermath of the 2003 American invasion to train a new generation of post-Saddam police. But the murder of one of his recruits has uncovered a vast web of secrets and lies—one that ties the old regime, the new government, the American military, the criminal underworld and the jihadist network together in a nightmarish tangle of death and deception.

Fortunately, Chris isn’t cutting through the chaos alone. Old-school Baghdad cop Nassir and political power player Sofia each have their own reasons to see the murderer brought to justice. Together, the trio has tracked down the man responsible: the lethal insurgent commander Abu Rahim.

Now, as the investigation builds to its explosive climax and their diverging agendas begin to pull them apart, Chris, Nassir and Sofia are about to discover that nothing about the murder, the mastermind or the men behind the scenes is truly as it seems.

You can get The Sheriff of Babylon: Pow. Pow. Pow. in stores February 1 and bookstores February 7.

Get your copies now. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

The Sheriff of Babylon: Pow. Pow. Pow. Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

 

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Early Preview: Savage Things #1

Savage Things #1

Written by: Justin Jordan
Art by: Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover by: John Paul Leon

Twenty-five years ago, a secret government organization kidnapped children and trained them to be chaos agents who went on to foment unrest and execute enemies of the state around the world. When these cold and unfeeling creations proved too difficult to control, the powers that be exterminated their kill squad with extreme prejudice.

Too bad it didn’t work.

Now a rogue band of the worst monsters the world has ever known is cutting a swath of terror across the United States, threatening not just a disruption of the peace but to expose secrets their handlers never wanted to come to light. The only way to stop them is to call back the only man who ever walked away from them. His code name is Abel, and he’s not afraid of getting his hands bloody.

This new eight-issue miniseries from writer Justin Jordan (The Legacy of Luther Strode) and artist Ibrahim Moustafa (High Crimes) features the action of the Jason Bourne movies with the gruesome horror of classic grindhouse!

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DC Entertainment Signs Javier Fernández and Jorge Jiménez

DC Entertainment continues to expand its roster of top-name talent, announcing today that it has reached agreements with artists Javier Fernández and Jorge Jiménez to create comic book content solely for the publisher’s DC and Vertigo imprints.

Fernández and Jiménez are the newest names to be added to DC’s roster of talent. DC has also recently signed artists Bruno Redondo, Liam Sharp, Andy Kubert, and writers Amanda Conner, James Tynion IV, Dan Abnett and more. Stay tuned for more announcements as DC continues to expand its talent pool.

TV Review: Lucifer S2E13 A Good Day to Die

Lucifer TVLucifer must find the antidote to the Professor’s poison, so he travels to hell to find the Professor’s soul. While he’s there, he is forced to confront his guilt about Uriel’s death. Mom heads to hell to get Lucifer back, but Lucifer still feels betrayed by his parents because of something he discovers.

Lucifer wraps up before its winter break in the second half of the two-part story which began in the previous episode.

Chloe is having issues due to the poison sending her to the hospital and without the antidote, she’ll die. The problem is, the only person who knows the formula for the antidote is dead. What’s Lucifer to do? Head to Hell to get the information!

The episode is a fascinating one as it brings everyone together to save Chloe working in a way we haven’t really seen, and it’s twisted how it goes down. Humorous, but twisted. The decisions everyone makes and how they all work together in their various roles is really entertaining.

This is an interesting episode in that it really sets up what the rest of the season will be like and also gives us a glimpse of exactly what Hell is like. But, what really strikes me is the examination of Lucifer and his mother… and their guilt. Once again, the show adds depth to its characters and moves along the meta-story. There’s been a fantastic balance of that this season and this episode is no exception.

Where do things go from here? Well, that’s a big question and we’re not quite sure as the episode leaves a big question mark at the end. All I know, no matter what it is, it’ll be impressive as the rest of this season has been any indication.

Overall Rating: 8.05

TV Review: Lucifer S2E12 Love Handles

Lucifer TVLucifer and Chloe investigate a mysterious masked killer who is poisoning college students. They also try to make sense of their new relationship, after a long-awaited kiss. Meanwhile, Charlotte visits Linda for advice on a touchy subject.

Lucifer is an interesting episode in that it focuses on Lucifer and Chloe’s relationship explored in a murder mystery that’s a bit like Saw in a way. Individuals are being tested in impossible choices like letting someone die unless they cut off their hand.

The episode is fun in that it really focuses on Chloe and Lucifer and their budding relationship. But, the episode plays a lot with that faking out the viewers with teases and it’s a hell of a lot of fun.

There’s some great humor as usual and the episode does a fantastic job of deepening the story between Lucifer and Chloe and revealing even more than we knew before. It’s interesting in how it plays out and builds on the world building in many ways. So many episodes in it’s kind of amazing how it plays out, works, and fits so well. Even with an unknown as to whether there’d be a second season it’s clear the creators have planned really well.

Another fantastic episode that’s more focused on the meta story than the murder of the week, but even that is entertaining too.

Overall Rating: 8.85

Preview: Lucifer #14

Lucifer #14

(W) Richard Kadrey (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Dave Johnson
In Shops: Jan 18, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Welcome to a grave new world. Heaven and Hell are in expert hands as New York Times best-selling author and dark fantasy veteran Richard Kadrey grabs LUCIFER by the horns in his first full-length issue of many more to come. Now’s the time to get on board as series favorites get a twisted fresh start and make the acquaintance of some new black hearts.

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TV Review: Lucifer S2E11 Stewardess Interruptus

Lucifer TVThe tension between Lucifer and Chloe makes it difficult for them to investigate the murder of two victims who happen to be Lucifer’s old flames.

Lucifer lays it all out there in this return episode after its winter break. Let me start by saying, hells yes. This episode is fantastic in so many ways. There’s the fun performances of the characters, the interesting case, and the focus on Lucifer and Chloe… especially Lucifer.

For its two seasons the series has hinted that Lucifer is at least bi-sexual (though could be something else), basically he’s not hetero. This episode throws that in front of us with Lucifer having to deal with past lovers, both female and male. It’s fantastic to see and to see his, and Chloe’s reaction, shows how far some have come when sexuality is involved. His mentioning his having been with men and Chloe’s reaction is very modern and in the end feels as natural as anything else.

But, in all of that there’s a greater focus on Lucifer and the fact that in the end few people really care about him. There’s an obsessed individual who feels like a cultish stand-in representing those who say the worship the devil, but even that is fairly shallow. We get to see more of Lucifer the person and in that we feel a bit bad for him.

The episode isn’t all “awe,” there’s lots of humor, especially when it comes to Maze and Detective Douche. Their “buddy cop” relationship is fantastic and seeing Maze finally taking center stage is beyond welcome. It brings a levity to it all.

The episode is absolutely fantastic showing off all of the strengths of the characters and actors delivering one of the most fun hours I’ve had watching tv in a while. Lucifer remains my favorite comic television adaptation right now and this episode is a prime example why.

Overall Rating: 9.45

Preview: The Lost Boys #4

The Lost Boys #4

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Tony Harris
In Shops: Jan 11, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Star has rejoined the vampires, the Frog Brothers are M.I.A. and David’s kidnapped Michael to appease the Blood Belles. It looks like it’s up to Sam and the mysterious musical muscleman known as the Believer to save the day. Those dirty bloodsuckers better get ready for some sweet tunes!

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