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Preview: War Mother #4 (of 4)

WAR MOTHER #4 (of 4)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by DAVID MACK (SEP172043)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (SEP172044)
Variant Cover by JIMBO SALGADO (SEP172045)
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES (SEP172046)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 29th

Atomic assault!

As the monstrosities of 41st century Earth besiege her new homeland, War Mother must lock and load for a no-holds-barred fight to the death against the Cleansed! With the clock ticking toward zero, the fate of Ana’s people – and humanity’s last best shot at restoring order to a world gone awry – now hangs in the balance…
Out of the pages of BOOK OF DEATH and 4001 A.D., New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and explosive artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK) blast ahead for the thrilling climax of War Mother’s first-ever, much-demanded solo series…and herald the coming of a new legend for the Valiant Universe’s apocalyptic future!

Review: War Mother #3

WM_003_COVER-B_GORHAM“As the only force standing between her tribe and total extinction, War Mother must protect every man, woman, and child…no matter the cost…as she braves the long journey across the mutant-infested jungles and irradiated steppes once known as South America. But when this sworn guardian discovers that the new homeland she seeks might not be the haven it was promised to be, she’ll have to save her people from the one thing she never could have anticipated: themselves!”

Having been sat staring at my screen for the last ten minutes without any idea how to start this review, I figured I’d just start writing and see where we end up. The thing I’m having trouble with is that while I enjoyed the comic, quite a lot actually, there was nothing that stood out to me about it.

War Mother #3 is a brilliant example of the creative team pulling together a really solid book, with everything from the art to the words being on point. The theme of the issue, without revealing too much, is oddly poignant as Ana and her sentient gun Falco share some genuinely well written moments within the panels which is also set to some really wonderful set pieces.

As a four issue miniseries this story has been quite enjoyable – more so than I ever expected – and War Mother #3 continues the quality shown in the last two issues that puts the series on pace to go out with a bang. I just wish I had more to say about this comic.

Story: Fred Van Lente
Art: Stephen Segovia and Roberto De La Torre Colourist: Andrew Dalhouse
Story: 8 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided a FREE copy for review, but I based this review off the print version I purchased.

Preview: War Mother #3 (of 4)

WAR MOTHER #3 (of 4)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by DAVID MACK (AUG172124)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (AUG172125)
Variant Cover by MEGHAN HETRICK (AUG172126)
Variant Cover by VERONICA FISH (AUG172127)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 18th

Into the badlands…

As the only force standing between her tribe and total extinction, War Mother must protect every man, woman, and child…no matter the cost…as she braves the long journey across the mutant-infested jungles and irradiated steppes once known as South America. But when this sworn guardian discovers that the new homeland she seeks might not be the haven it was promised to be, she’ll have to save her people from the one thing she never could have anticipated: themselves!

Join New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and explosive artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK) as they send War Mother on her darkest mission yet…and bring her first high-powered solo series to a brutal breaking point!

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A new week and we’re gearing up for New York Comic Con! Who’s going and what are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for the convention to start, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

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Broadway World – Graphic Novel-Inspired ‘CIRCLE OF BLOOD’ Will Be Shadowbox Live’s Next Original Show – Interesting. The next Fun Home?

CBR – Former Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie Exits Publisher – What will he take a bite out of next?

ComicMix – Marc Alan Fishman: Can I Love the Art But Not the Artist? – A very intriguing question. What do you all think?

 

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The Outhousers  – Infamous Iron Man #12

Talking Comics – Marvel Legacy #1

Comic Attack – War Mother #2

Review: War Mother #2

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“With her homeland embroiled in a crisis of life and death, War Mother must venture beyond the walls of The Grove – the bioengineered utopia that birthed her – in search of a mysterious citadel that could save her people! But, to reach it, she must endure an onslaught of 41st century Earth’s most perverse monstrosities and fight for survival across the harsh landscape that has subsumed our once-fertile world… With only her sentient sniper rifle to aid her, can one lone soldier stand resolute against the shadows of the future’s darkest frontier?”

With the second issue picking up shortly after the conclusion to the first, there’s little time for you to catch your breath as we find War Mother still in the chains of her as yet unknown captors.

War Mother #2 is written by Matt Kindt with art by Stephen Segovia and Roberto De La Torre and prolific colourist Andrew Dalhouse rounds out the creative team on a book that took me quite by surprise. If you don’t want any spoilers, then know that this is the kind of comic that science fiction fans will devour; exploring the relationship between War Mother and War Son against a beautifully rendered story that has a perfect blend of emotion and action. If you want an example of great story telling in comic form that’s accessible to new readers while simultaneously expanding the Valiant Universe then look no further.

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If you’re okay with minor spoilers then read on – if not, skip to the scores below.

War Mother #2 explores the bond between Ana, the War Mother, and Falco, War Mother’s sentient rifle. The first issue saw Ana and Falco scout out a new home for their community, and just after signalling them from what seemed to be an ideal location she was captured by the inhabitants of the below ground floors. As she tries to escape from her prison to warn her people, Falco begins to feel afraid for the first time, and Ana must face a choice between rescuing her sentient rifle and warning her people. Because War Mother and Falco aren’t in the same location, and are instead talking via their War Bond (which may be telepathic in nature or it may be that Ana is wearing a transceiver) we get to see some powerful scenes between the two as War Mother makes her escape.

Although I quite enjoyed the first issue, it’s this one that has me firmly invested in this series, and this time I’m counting down the days till the next issue. War Mother #2 is another great comic from one of the best publishers around.

Story: Matt Kindt
Art: Stephen Segovia and Roberto De La Torre
Colourist Andrew Dalhouse
Story: 9 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

 

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Alex

Top Pick: X-O Manowar #7 (Valiant) – I’ve literally just finished reading this for Graphic Policy’s review, and I cannot wait to get my hands on the physical copy from my LCS. That art is stoningly good!

Faith And The Future Force #3 (Valiant) – Time travel, humour and stubborn determination. Can Faith and the Future Force save the timestream? I hope not, because I don’t want this series to end!

War Mother #2 (Valiant) – It’s a Valiant book. Of course I’m looking forward to it.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Secret Coders Vol. 4 Robots & Repeats (First Second) – Always fantastic, this graphic novel series entertains and educates in how to code. The first three volumes have explained things well and taught me a ton. Add in a cute story and fun art and you’ve got the perfect combination of education and entertainment.

The American Way: Those Above and Below #3 (Vertigo/DC Comics) – Don’t think politics and entertainment go together? Read this series. Entertaining and thought provoking each series explores race relations, politics, and more. Most importantly, it entertains with each issue.

First Strike #4 (IDW Publishing) – Did you ever take your G.I. Joe and Transformers and have them battle it out when you were a kid? This even, is that and then some.

Marvel Legacy #1 (Marvel) – Kicking off the next phase of Marvel comics. We’re all intrigued as to what it will all mean.

Southern Bastards #18 (Image Comics) – One of the, if not the, best comic series on the shelves today. It feels like a bit since the previous issue but the series is no less the emotional gut punch and no time has passed at all.

Preview: War Mother #2 (of 4)

WAR MOTHER #2 (of 4)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUL172256)
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES (JUL172257)
Variant Cover by PAULINA GANUCHEAU (JUL172258)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL172259)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 27th (FOC – 9/4/17)

A new legend for the year 4001 A.D.!

With her homeland embroiled in a crisis of life and death, War Mother must venture beyond the walls of The Grove – the bioengineered utopia that birthed her – in search of a mysterious citadel that could save her people! But, to reach it, she must endure an onslaught of 41st century Earth’s most perverse monstrosities and fight for survival across the harsh landscape that has subsumed our once-fertile world… With only her sentient sniper rifle to aid her, can one lone soldier stand resolute against the shadows of the future’s darkest frontier?

In the footsteps of BOOK OF DEATH and RAI, War Mother’s punishing pilgrimage marches onward as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and incendiary artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK) push Valiant’s newest breakout sensation into a perilous quest to the farthest edges of 4001 A.D.!

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Javier

Darkseid Special #1 (DC Comics) – Given that we celebrate Jack Kirby’s centennial this week, this book is auto selected as my number 1 pick. Penned by Mark Evanier (Kirby’s biographer), and with Paul Levitz, it includes Granny Goodness, an OMAC short, and a classic Kirby Fourth World story.

Deadly Class #30 (Image Comics) – 1980s big hair and depression. Remender delivers.

Crosswind #3 (Image Comics) – Gail Simone and Cat Staggs breathe new life into the old body switcheroo story gimmick, with a murderous hitman twist.

Animosity #9 (Aftershock Comics) – Marguerite Bennett’s post-apocalyptic animal ruled world blends action and drama with Latorre’s spellbinding art.

Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer (BOOM! Studios) – There’s definitely some hubris in including the writer’s name in the comic book’s title, but this is the Victor Lavalle who wrote ‘Slapboxing with Jesus’ and ‘The Ballad of Black Tom’. His graphic update on Shelley’s Frankenstein is potentially the BOOM! sleeper hit of 2017.

 

Brett

All-Star Batman #13 (DC Comics) – All-Star Batman has been one the most consistently entertaining comics from DC and one of the best comics on the market. A character study in comics and a must read.

John Carpenter Tales of Science Fiction: Vault #2 (Storm King Comics) – Great science fiction horror action that ups the tense setting and story.

Return of the Dapper Men (Top Shelf/IDW Publishing) – The award winning graphic novel is reprinted with new material. If you missed it the first time, now is your chance to get it.

Star Wars #35/Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu #1 (Marvel) – Some of the best comics Marvel has been producing has been their Star Wars comics and this week we get two releases that I’m sure are entertaining if the past releases are any indication. Add in a comic just focused on mace Windu and I’m totally in.

Transformers: Optimus Prime #10 (IDW Publishing) – IDW’s Transformers comics have been knocking it out of the park with political intrigue, action, lots of drama, and some of the best science fiction allegories being produced today. These comics feel like they have more in common with the original Star Trek than they do the 80s cartoon.

 

Van Lente & Segovia Lead the Battle Hymn of War Mother #2 in September!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside War Mother #2 – the second armor-piercing issue of THE RIVETING NEW SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and explosive artist Stephen Segovia! On September 27th War Mother’s first full-length firefight in the Valiant Universe rages onward as she sets out to find a new haven for humanity in a world reclaimed by nature…and entirely without mercy…

With her homeland embroiled in a crisis of life and death, War Mother must venture beyond the walls of The Grove – the bioengineered utopia that birthed her – in search of a mysterious citadel that could save her people! But, to reach it, she must endure an onslaught of 41st century Earth’s most perverse monstrosities and fight for survival across the harsh landscape that has subsumed our once-fertile world… With only her sentient sniper rifle to aid her, can one lone soldier stand resolute against the shadows of the future’s darkest frontier?

Featuring covers by David Mack, Renato Guedes, Paulina Ganucheau, and Clayton Henry!

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It’s a new week and we’re charging ahead with more conventions coming up and a long weekend. While we await all of that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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TRT World – Syrian refugee in Japan translates local comic books into Arabic – That’s really interesting and a great idea.

Sudbury – Graphic novel available in 11 languages tells the story of immigrant women facing sexual violence – Sounds like a fantastic concept and project.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – War Mother #1

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