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Preview: Ben 10: The Truth Is Out There OGN SC

Ben 10: The Truth Is Out There OGN SC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: C.B. Lee
Artist: Lidan Chen
Colorist: Meg Casey
Letterer: Warren Montgomery
Cover Artist: Ling Chen
Price: $7.99

Ben Tennyson isn’t your average 10-year-old…he’s also the wielder of the the Omnitrix, an alien device that allows Ben to shift into 10 different alien forms from around the galaxy. Together with his cousin Gwen and his Grandpa Max, they protect the world from alien incursions.

When Grandpa Max takes Ben and Gwen on a camping trip away from alien shenanigans, Ben has the bright idea to prank some Bigfoot enthusiasts with one of his alien forms. Little do they know, the real Bigfoot might be just around the corner

Join Rainbow Award-winning novelist C.B. Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and artist Lidan Chen in the first installment of original graphic novels based on Cartoon Network’s hit Ben 10 series.

Ben 10: The Truth Is Out There OGN SC

Preview: The Great Wiz And The Ruckus OGN SC

The Great Wiz And The Ruckus OGN SC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Joey McCormick
Artist: Joey McCormick
Colorist: Whitney Cogar
Letterer: Warren Montgomery
Cover Artist: Joey McCormick
Price: $14.99

The Ruckus, a terrible, growing darkness, is creeping over the land. The only hope is a being of light and good known as the Great Wiz, formed out of the Wiz’s of the realm.

Red is a blind Wiz tasked with finding the others—and while he finds some, it becomes all too clear that the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of a young Wiz named Bean who is too strong, too hot-headed, and too completely untested to be any real help.

It’s a battle of good versus evil in this amazing adventure written and illustrated by Joey McCormick (Adventure Time). When heroes and villains come in all shapes and sizes, sometimes, all it takes to truly save the world is one small Bean.

The Great Wiz And The Ruckus OGN SC

Preview: RuinWorld #5

RuinWorld #5

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Derek Laufman
Artist: Derek Laufman
Letterer: Warren Montgomery
Cover Artists: Derek Laufman
Price: $3.99

The intrepid Ruinhunters are back on the trail of treasure, and nothing is going to stand in their way this time! Not even the undead army literally standing in their way. Which is fine. Nothing to worry about.

Preview: RuinWorld #4

RuinWorld #4

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Derek Laufman
Artist: Derek Laufman
Cover Artist: Derek Laufman
Letterer: Warren Montgomery
Price: $3.99

With Rex’s life hanging in the balance, the team must search out an old witch who lives in a swamp. There is only a small chance that they will end up unleashing the cursed soul of an ancient power in the process, so it will probably be fine.

Preview: Over The Garden Wall Vol. 5 SC

Over The Garden Wall Vol. 5 SC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
Artist: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien, Cara McGee, Jim Campbell, Jorge Monlongo
Cover Artist: Diigii Daguna
Colorists: Whitney Cogar, Emily Satterfield
Letterers: Warren Montgomery, Jim Campbell
Price: $14.99

Travel further into The Unknown than ever before with this collection of tales told from across the journeyed grounds of Wirt and Greg. With Fred the horse as your guide, visit familiar faces and new friends. Melodious cats, noble turkeys, fishing fish, and more! Collects issues #17-20.

Preview: Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Shortcuts HC

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Shortcuts HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Jonathan Case, Delilah S. Dawson, Adam Smith and more!
Artists: Katie Cook, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Jeff Stokely, Daniel Bayliss and more!
Cover Artist: Derek Kirk Kim
Colorists: Joana Lafuente, Heather Breckel, Dan Jackson, Jen Hickman
Letterers: Jim Campbell, Nathan Pride, Deron Bennett, Warren Montgomery
Price: $29.99

Celebrate the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film with stories from inside the magical walls of the labyrinth!

Featuring fan-favorite characters like Ludo, Hoggle, Sir Didymus, and the Goblin King himself, this compilation showcases imaginative tales from critically acclaimed writers and artists alike, including Jonathan Case (The New Deal), Delilah S. Dawson (Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma), Gustavo Duarte (Bizarro), Roger Langridge (Snarked), Katie Cook (Star Wars: ABC-3PO), Jeff Stokely (Six-Gun Gorilla), and many others.

Collects The Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special, The Labyrinth 2017 Special and two never-before-seen stories!

Preview: RuinWorld #3

RuinWorld #3

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Derek Laufman
Artist: Derek Laufman
Cover Artists: Derek Laufman
Letterer: Warren Montgomery
Price: $3.99

With their party split by two different kidnappings, this ruin hunt is off on all the wrong feet. Rex and Pogo—mostly Rex— have a plan that will get them back on the hunt for the treasure…that is, if they can survive this rest of the week.

Preview: RuinWorld #2

RuinWorld #2

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Derek Laufman
Artist: Derek Laufman
Cover Artist: Derek Laufman
Letterer: Warren Montgomery
Price: $3.99

Pogo and Rex seek assistance from one of Rex’s old ruin hunting partners. She agrees to help, but only if they will help her retrieve an item of her own…

Review: Ruinworld #1

Intrepid adventurers Pogo and Rex are on a quest for fame and fortune. Their discovery of a special map leads them on an epic journey through dangers, demons and old enemies. Just one problem-they’ve already lost the map.

I’ve never read Derek Laufman‘s Ruinworld, or honestly heard of it, before the press announcements leading up to Ruinworld #1‘s release. After reading the first issue, I’m kicking myself for missing out on it but happy I get a chance to experience the fun. I’m not a fantasy fan, so am really picky as to what I enjoy. Ruinworld, nails it for me delivering a fantasy world with solid action, humor, and great art. It reminds me of Jim Zub’s Skullkickers, but with furry animals. It’s off the rails fantasy roleplaying, the type of story that keeps me entertained.

Laufman quickly gets things going to a point we have a good sense of the characters we’re dealing with quite early in the story. There’s not a ton of depth, just the fun general characters you might expect to find on your quest. There’s the brash, jerky hero. The not so confident side-kick. Then there’s the thief they need to chase down. That’s the first issue in a nutshell and it works. It really works.

It works because Laufman focuses as much on the character interactions as he does the action. There’s fun and friendship there, even though it might not seem it all the time. And that draws the reader in. There’s some bickering but it never gets to a toxic point that’s unenjoyable.

The art is fantastic in a cute style that plays to the all-ages audience. It could easily have a very different look which would deliver a very different tone but the cute furry characters are unique in style and add to the light-hearted and at times comedic aspect of it all.

I wasn’t sure what to expect going in to this first issue but by the end, I want to read more and read it right away. BOOM! Studios is on a string of successes lately and this adds to it with a fantasy tale all can enjoy. Ruinworld is a world I want to read more of, to explore more of, hell I want to game in the world. A fun first issue that delivers action and smiles.

Story: Derek Laufman Art: Derek Laufman
Lettering: Warren Montgomery Color: Derek Laufman
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: RuinWorld #1

RuinWorld #1

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Derek Laufman
Artist: Derek Laufman
Cover Artists:
Main Cover
: Derek Laufman
     Variant Cover: Sean Galloway
Letterer: Warren Montgomery
Price: $3.99

Writer/Artist Derek Laufman (Adventure Time Comics) brings his new original series to life at BOOM! Studios.

Intrepid adventurers Pogo and Rex are on a quest for fame and fortune. Their discovery of a special map leads them on an epic journey through dangers, demons and old enemies. Just one problem—they’ve already lost the map.

An all-ages comic about fun, friendship and screaming in the face of danger, perfect for fans of Adventure Time and The Adventure Zone.

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