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Review: The Accelerators #5

Paul Walker was one of those actors that captivated viewers as soon as he hit the screen. For those viewers who were attracted to him, his piercing blue eyes and easy smile made them swoon. For the rest of us, it was his instant relatability that made us believe him in every role. Many movie fans, knew him from the Fast and The Furious movies but it was his other movies where I became a fan of his.

My favorite movie by the late actor was Running Scared in which he starred with Vera Farmiga. In it he plays an undercover FBI agent who spends one night trying to track down a gun. One of my other favorite movies by him is Timeline, an underrated time travel action movie which shows the limits in which time and space exist in a vacuum where people manipulate time for their own artifices. How far can one go before those things they influence turn on them? In the fifth issue of Accelerators, our protagonists find themselves deeper into the game with a glimmer of hope. They find themselves at a crossroads.

Bertram initially has flashback but awakens to the droids outfitting him with robotic parts, to make him an even more formidable opponent in the gladiator games. Spatz having just found Lex, tries his best to orientate with her new surroundings, as he remains unclear for what purpose she was brought back to life. We also meet the person behind the technology, a crazy old man, who uses his considerable power to change history. By book’s end, we find exactly what happen, the first time Lex time travels.

Overall, an exhilarating science fiction story which not only challenges science fiction tropes but shows that you don’t have to sacrifice story for action. The story by RFI Porto feels like a whirlwind of good storytelling and every action movie. The art by the creative team continues to shine. Altogether, this issue will make you a fan of this book and this creative team.

Story: RFI Porto Art: Gavin P Smith, Tim Yates, Walter Flanagan, Thomas Mumme
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Army of Darkness Vol. 4 #1

Army of Darkness Vol. 4  #1

Cullen Bunn (w)
Larry Watts (a)
Gabriel Hardman, Tim Seeley, Arthur Adams, Walter Flanagan (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Walter Flanagan B&W Art retailer incentive cover
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As the Chosen One, Ash has seen some strange things and visited some strange times and places. But nothing has prepared him for this! Catapulted into the depths of space, Ash must confront the Deadites in a place where no one can hear his screams… or his chainsaw… or his boomstick! What do the forces of the evil dead want with the International Space Station? Whatever it is, Ash embarks on his most out-of-this-world adventure in order to stop them!

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Preview: Cryptozoic Man Vol. 1: Decapitation Strike

Cryptozoic Man Vol 1: Decapitation Strike

Bryan Johnson, Walter Flanagan (w)
Walter Flanagan (a/c)
FC • 112+ pages • $17.99 • Teen+

From the minds of Bryan Johnson and Walter Flanagan, stars of AMC’s hit television show, Comic Book Men! Shortly after Alan Ostman’s daughter goes missing on a family camping trip, he finds himself living life on the fringes. After a particularly rough night, an industrialist interested in Alan’s research focusing on the “alternative sciences” bails him out of jail and offers Alan a job. Think your boss is bad? At least they’re (probably) not a leather pig-mask wearing, inter-dimensional miscreant bent on having a race of malignant beasts exterminate the world’s best known cryptids and destroy the entire universe in the process. Does humanity have a shot? A mythical society of Gray aliens didn’t create Cryptozoic Man for nothing!

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Cullen Bunn Launches New Army of Darkness Series

Dynamite Entertainment has announced that its flagship title and longest-running comic book series, Army of Darkness, will launch with a brand new #1 issue in December. Cullen Bunn, the celebrated writer of Deadpool, will take iconic horror hero Ash Williams somewhere he has never been before: outer space. Longtime franchise fans are invited to strap themselves in for the bold new direction, in a series featuring interior artwork by Army of Darkness staple Larry Watts, as well as cover artwork by industry heavyweights, including Gabriel Hardman, Tim Seeley, Art Adams, Walter Flanagan, and Jay Shaw.

Ash Williams, the hero of horror franchise Army of Darkness and reluctant “Chosen One” in the war against demons, has encountered so many strange happenings over the years, but nothing could have prepared him for his latest misadventure. Catapulted into the depths of space, Ash must confront the Deadites in a place where no one can hear his screams… or his chainsaw… or his boomstick! What do the forces of the evil dead want with the International Space Station… and can our square-jawed protagonist prevent Armageddon?

Army of Darkness #1 is slated for release in December.

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Preview: Cryptozoic Man #4 (of 4)

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #4 (of 4)

Bryan Johnson, Walter Flanagan (story)
Bryan Johnson (script)
Walter Flanagan (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

FINAL ISSUE!!! The piglets have come home to roost! Any and all questions you may have had about Gray aliens, legendary cryptids, forty-story tall demon swine, and insane, sadomasochistic industrialists are answered in this bang-up conclusion to Cryptozoic Man!

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Preview: Cryptozoic Man #3 (of 4)

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #3 (of 4)

Bryan Johnson, Walter Flanagan (story)
Bryan Johnson (script)
Walter Flanagan (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The “Hostiles” have crashed the party commonly referred to as “life on earth” giving humanity about, oh, sixty seconds to live. Dr. Alan Ostman discovers that after the Hostiles breech, that not only have both Heaven and Hell been deserted, but the world’s legendary cryptids which function as portals to alternate dimensions are being murdered at an alarming rate. Cryptozoic Man steps in to repel the demonic hordes, but not everything is as it seems and mankind’s fate rests on an unthinkable sacrifice.

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Preview: Cryptozoic Man #2 (of 4)

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #2 (of 4)

Walter Flanagan, Bryan Johnson (story) Bryan Johnson (script)
Walter Flanagan and Chris Ivy (a)
Walter Flanagan and Wayne Jansen (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

After landing in jail, Jack Gimlin is bailed out by a mysterious industrialist who offers him the job of a lifetime…tracking and trapping the world’s most famous cryptids, who also happen to be portals to alternate dimensions. Meanwhile, the fur flies when Cryptozoic Man learns the fate of a loved one during a cosmic tea party.

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Preview: Cryptozoic Man #1 (of 4)

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (of 4)

Walter Flanagan, Bryan Johnson (story)
Bryan Johnson (script)
Walter Flanagan (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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From Walt Flanagan & Bryan Johnson of AMC TV’s “Comic Book Men” comes “Cryptozoic Man”! Alan Ostman, a middle-aged husband/father, sees his life quickly unravel when his daughter goes missing on a camping trip in the Pacific Northwest…Bigfoot country. After gray aliens abduct him from a roadside bar, he learns that the fate of the world is dependent on trapping the world’s most legendary cryptids…not to mention defeating a psychopath in a pig-shaped leather bondage mask. Alan knows he has his work cut out for him. The storyline revolving around this four issue series will be revisited in Comic Book Men Season III.

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