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Preview: Bug Slugger #1

Bug Slugger #1

Script/Letters: Wes Locher
Art/Colors: Loch Ness
Release Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Publisher: Primary Target Press
Order: comiXology – Gumroad

A hero armed with a powerful and mysterious slap bracelet must defend his city against a siege of human-sized crickets led by an ill-tempered narwhal! But when The Kamereon comes across another bracelet-powered bug sluggin’ vigilante, he must decide if they are friend or foe while he still has a city left to call home.

Get your nostalgia on with enough references and homages to 90s pop culture, Japanese tokusatsu television, the Power Rangers, and other retro ephemera that you’ll have to wonder, “wow, just how old are the dudes who made this comic?”

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Preview: Awry Volume 1

AWRY VOLUME 1

Writer: Wes Locher
Artist: Graeham Jarvis
Cover Artist: Graeham Jarvis
98 pgs./ T+ / FC
$5.99
Digital Only

It took 10 years for the Phyllos to reach the black hole Formax-C, and in that time, the crew of four came to loathe one another. But when the mission suddenly goes awry, the astronauts must overcome their differences and work as a team if they hope to survive an unforgiving alien world and make it back home.

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Preview: Native Lands #3

Native Lands #3

Written by: James Cavanagh
Pencils by: Cecilia Latella
Inks by: Cecilia Latella
Colored by: Michael Woods
Lettered by: Wes Locher

Everybody Has Secrets

Emma and Aaron find themselves in danger after their shocking discovery. Jackobie confesses to his crimes and Bastian learns the truth behind his missing memories in the penultimate issue of Volume 1.

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Battletoads: Turbo Tunnel Trouble, Check Out the Comic!

Did you appreciate the hardest video game ever Battletoads? Did it frustrate you beyond belief? Well, you’re not alone.

Creator Wes Locher over the next couple of months will be releasing licensed short comics, and the first up is Battletoads: Turbo Tunnel Trouble which you can read today.

Locher is teaming up with artist Loch Ness for the short because they share an appreciation of what we consider to be the hardest video game of all time. And because comic creators are nuts, they decided to explore that appreciation through the majesty of comics. Readers can enjoy the 90s throwback and if they want to email their favorite comic publisher and encourage them to pick up the Battletoads license so they can continue the adventures, they wouldn’t stand in the way.

Check out the comic for free now!

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Review: The Black Hand

coverA childhood brush with death left Victoria Addair with a blackened hand that has the power to slay the undead with a touch. Drafted into the Order of the Black Hand, Victoria is sent to an old mining town to slay a ghost – the Grey Boy – who haunts the mountainside. Soon Victoria learns that all is not as it appears and the secrets of the Grey Boy’s origin could save – or doom- them all.

Finally a graphic novel involving zombies that doesn’t take place in modern (or relatively modern), setting. The Black Hand combines more traditional fantasy elements, with cold ones (zombies) is a nice almost brilliant change of pace. Of course that being stated, this book has a decently, complex story featuring an almost religious group of zombie slayers, which is where the the title The Black Hand comes from.

I will admit, the armor design of the main character is a nice change of pace to the “standard,” fantasy armor for women. Of course the armor is a shared design by all the warriors of the novel. That gives the order a sense of unification, as they fight their various enemies. Even the world is well drawn despite the “cold” nature of the world.

Honestly, I wonder if they intend on continuing this series, or the world at the very least. It definitely has the possibility of making interesting stories, even if they don’t include zombies given the plethora of creatures you could replace them.

Story: Erica J. Heflin Artist: Fares Maese, Wes Locher, Jim MacQuarrie, James O’Callaghan
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Alterna Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: The Black Hand

THE BLACK HAND
digital collection

Digital Release
$5.99, 86 pgs, Full Color, Mature Readers
(W) Erica J. Heflin
(A) Fares Maese, Wes Locher, Jim MacQuarrie, James O’Callaghan
Available on 12/30

A childhood brush with death left Victoria Addair with a blackened hand that has the power to slay the undead with a touch. Drafted into the Order of the Black Hand, Victoria is sent to an old mining town to slay a ghost–the Grey Boy–who haunts the mountainside. Soon Victoria learns that all is not as it appears and the secrets of the Grey Boy’s origin could save–or doom–them all!

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Preview: Unit 44 TPB

UNIT 44 TPB

story by Wes Locher
art by Eduardo Jimenez
$5.99
100 pages
Full Color
Digital Graphic Novel
Young Adult 15+
Action/Humor/Sci-Fi

When Area 51 employees Agents Gibson and Hatch forget to pay the rent on the facility’s off-site storage unit the secret contents are sold to a couple of backwoods rednecks at public auction. When an alien invasion threatens planet Earth the agents will have to recover an item from the locker if they hope to stop the extraterrestrial threat.

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Review: Hipsters Vs. Rednecks

hvrFollowing the apocalypse, two factions remain: the hipsters, who live in New Brooklyn, the last known city, and the rednecks, who will do anything to get inside. When an outsider finds herself caught in the middle of an ongoing war, she must take a stand if she hopes to make it out of New Brooklyn alive.

Hipsters Vs. Rednecks. Let the title sink in just a little bit.
If the idea behind this one shot comic sounds even remotely interesting to you, then you should be thinking about reading this comic; it’s a fun look at what could be a disastrous future should these two factions remain in order to rebuild the human race.

Written by Wes Locher, with art by Tyler Kelting, this one shot comic is exactly what is sounds like. Evoking an almost Simpson’s-esque feel with a dose of Family Guy is a somewhat satirical look at the hipster culture, and the post apocalyptic setting of the story is fantastic at enabling the comic to poke a bit of fun at both hipsters and red necks. When you read  this comic, you’ll that there’s only one voice of reason throughout; the outsider, Sloane. Through her Wes Locher shows us just how ridiculous a situation both sides find themselves in, much to the readers delight, she is very much the lone voice of reason within Hipsters Vs. Rednecks.

Also, as a nice touch, there’s also a suggested five song playlist to listen too while reading the comic; although my inner hipster refused to take the recommendation, it is a cool idea, and one that I haven’t seen anywhere else.

Hipsters Vs. Rednecks. Did you let the title sink in just a little bit. Did you skip the rest of the review and just read the last paragraph? Great. Now go buy the comic from www.hipstersvsrednecks.com on it’s September 16th release date. Print versions will set you back $3.99, where as digital copies are only $1.99.

Story: Wes Locher Art: Tyler Kelting
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read
Primary Target Press provided Graphic Policy a FREE copy for review.

Preview: Hipsters Vs. Rednecks

Hipsters Vs. Rednecks

Wes Locher – story & letters
Tyler Kelting – art
Releases Wednesday, September 16 from Primary Target Press
Available in print ($3.99) & digital ($1.99)

Following the apocalypse, two factions remain: the hipsters, who live in New Brooklyn, the last known city, and the rednecks, who will do anything to get inside. When an outsider finds herself caught in the middle of an ongoing war, she must take a stand if she hopes to make it out of New Brooklyn alive.

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Preview: Unit 44 #4

Unit 44 #4

story by Wes Locher
art by Eduardo Jimenez
$1.99
digital release
mini-series
full color
sci-fi/humor
15+

It’s the end of the world as they know it. The alien invasion begins at Area 51 and Agent Hatch, along with rednecks Chester and Ike, must stave off the invaders long enough for Agent Gibson to recover the Freedahken crystal from madman Lance Albright. After all, it’s only the future of humanity at stake. The epic conclusion is here!

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