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Watch Costume Quest on Amazon Prime and then Check Out the Graphic Novels

Frederator Studios’ Costume Questlaunches on Amazon Prime on March 8th! Oni Press invites you to revisit one of their most beloved graphic novels!

Based on the hit video games series Costume Quest by Double Fine ProductionsCostume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers is the Oni Press middle grade graphic novel written and illustrated by Zac Gorman, who also worked on the upcoming series. A softcover edition of the graphic novel was released in September 2018!

Costume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers is the adorable story about a group of monsters who travel to the human world to find Halloween candy. Klem and his pals aren’t the most popular Grubbins in candy-starved Repugia, but Klem’s hoping that will change once he brings a hoard of candy back from the human world. After all, it’s Halloween, so there’s candy everywhere! Unfortunately, there are also bullies everywhere, ready to steal all of Klem’s sweet, sweet loot. Will he and his friends make it out alive, or are they doomed to an eternity of sugar-free torment?

Costume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers

Oni Press Announces their Plans for Rick and Morty #50

Rick and Morty comics creators Kyle Starks, Marc Ellerby, Andrew MacLean, Tini Howard, Jarrett Williams, Sarah Graley, Josh Trujillo, Rii Abrego, Benjamin Dewey, and Sarah Stern return for a special 50th issue of the Oni Press comic. The very special issue is filled with lots of memories… memories Morty would rather forget! Join us as we celebrate this milestone with a super oversized MORTY’S MINDBLOWERS issue with an introduction from Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty and the voice of Rick Sanchez!

Rick and Morty #50 celebrates the lineage of the first 49 Oni Press issues in this radical 48-page comic with 40 pages of story, all wrapped up in three covers with the first by Marc Ellerby and Sarah Stern, then two connecting covers by comic artist Matt Horak.

And to add to the fun, Oni is also throwing in limited reprints of the first original five issues written by Zac Gorman, illustrated by CJ Cannon, and colored by Ryan Hill, will have additional reprints with five new connecting covers by Marc Ellerby and Sarah Stern.

In case you missed the first 5 issues of Oni Press’s Rick and Morty comic, here’s a recap:

Rick and Morty #1

Dan Harmon & Justin Roiland’s hilarious hit Adult Swim animated series RICK and MORTY™ now has its own comic book series from Oni Press! Join degenerate superscientist Rick Sanchez as he embarks on all-new insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty, his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry. In this issue: Part One of “The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street”!

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Rick and Morty #2

The stars of the hit Adult Swim show continue their first epic comic book adventure in Part Two of “The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street”! Trapped in a winding labyrinth of Rick’s own design, Morty desperately searches for an escape as Rick desperately searches for his hidden cache of booze. Meanwhile, the rest of the family tries to figure out what to do with Morty’s now-vacant room, not to mention the weird alien Jerry accidentally released from Rick’s lab.

Rick and Morty #2

Rick and Morty #3

“The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street” continues! Morty has made it home from the horrors of the labyrinth but Rick remains stranded in a strange alternate universe where Morty is the “Rick” and Rick is the “Morty.” Can our Morty fill in for his missing grandpa and bring Rick home? Plus, Morty and Summer’s other grandpa comes for a visit that the kids will never forget.

Rick and Morty #3

Rick and Morty #4

Old Rick Donald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O! And on that farm he had a VIOLENT PROLETARIAT UPRISING! When Rick refuses to pay his alien workers a fair wage, he finds himself on the business end of a pitchfork. Meanwhile, Morty’s relationship with a beleaguered young milkmaid gets hot and heavy.

Rick and Morty #4

Rick and Morty #5

Rick and Morty team up to save a summer camp from an evil real estate developer in this cameo-packed homage to cheesy 1980’s camp comedies, “Mortballs!” Unfortunately for Morty, his idyllic summertime adventure begins to unravel when reality itself starts coming apart at the seams!

Rick and Morty #5

There will also be a very special limited run of Rick and Morty #1 Lenticular, which will be available in limited quantities at Awesome Con (April 26th-28th) and will also be available on the Oni Press website on May 29th.

Rick and Morty #50 is on sale May 29th at your local comic shop.

Preview: Costume Quest

Costume Quest

(W/A/C/CA) Zac Gorman
Age Rating: All Ages
Genre: Fantasy, Video Games
Price: $8.99
Page Count: 56

Klem and his pals aren’t the most popular Grubbins in candy-starved Repugia, but Klem’s hoping that will change once he brings a hoard of candy back from the human world. After all, it’s Halloween, so there’s candy everywhere! Unfortunately, there are also bullies everywhere, ready to steal all of Klem’s sweet, sweet loot. Will he and his friends make it out alive, or are they doomed to an eternity of sugar-free torment? From the deliciously magical world of the hit video games Costume Quest and Costume Quest 2, Oni Press presents an adorable Halloween-themed graphic novel from Double Fine Productions (Broken Age, Psychonauts) and comics superstar Zac Gorman (Magical Game Time), now an animated series on Amazon!

Preview: Great Lakes Avengers #7

Great Lakes Avengers #7

(W) Zac Gorman (A/CA) Will Robson
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Join us for the thrilling finale of Dr. Nod and the Bod Squad vs. The Great Lakes Avengers! Watch as Big Bertha finally picks on someone her own size! Cringe as Flatman tries to lead the team! Recoil in horror as Mr. Immortal wrestles a gallbladder bigger than himself! Plus, at least TWO FULL PANELS guest-starring Deadpool or your money back!

Preview: Great Lakes Avengers #6

Great Lakes Avengers #6

(W) Zac Gorman (A/CA) Will Robson
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 15, 2017
SRP: $3.99

It’s the Battle of the Bulge as beautiful bombshell Big Bertha brawls with the bulky baddies of Dr. Nod and the Bod Squad! Can she stop their heinous plot to sell her powers as miracle weight loss supplements? Meanwhile, Doorman goes back to work as an Angel of Death. Hijinks ensue.

Preview: Great Lakes Avengers #4

Great Lakes Avengers #4

(W) Zac Gorman (A) Jacob Chabot (CA) Will Robson
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 11, 2017
SRP: $3.99

It’s a bottle episode! Things get tense inside GLA HQ after the team holds a local politician (and super villain) hostage despite being forbidden from all super hero-related activities. Featuring special guest star Ant-Man (if you squint really hard and pretend that maybe he’s just so small that you can’t see him, and also he doesn’t talk for some reason)!

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Preview: Great Lakes Avengers #3

Great Lakes Avengers #3

(W) Zac Gorman (A/CA) Will Robson
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 28, 2016
SRP: $3.99

With Mister Immortal back from the grave (literally), the team finds themselves in a real pickle (figuratively) while trying to decide on a new team leader. Things go from bad to double bad when the GLA gets shut down by the city right when they’re needed the most! Also, fighting…finally! And a special look into Flatman’s secret origin!

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Preview: Great Lakes Avengers #2

Great Lakes Avengers #2

(W) Zac Gorman (A/CA) Will Robson
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 30, 2016
SRP: $3.99

The Great Lakes Avengers are back together – almost! With their former leader Mr. Immortal still buried alive out in the middle of nowhere, the group struggles to find their footing under the uncertain guidance of Flatman.

And after a confrontation with some noisy super villain neighbors lands the entire team in jail, it’s all he can do to keep them together!

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Review: Great Lakes Avengers #1

great_lakes_avengers_1_cover“All New, All Different?” No, thank you! New things are bad and different things are scary! Instead, why not join everybody’s least favorite super-hero team, the Great Lakes Avengers in their brand new – but not too brand new – ongoing series, Same Old, Same Old, Great Lakes Avengers! When the team gets reinstated as permanent members of the Avengers and uprooted to Detroit, the GLA has one more shot at super hero glory…but can they answer the call? Do they even have 4G coverage here? Find out!

I know writer Zac Gorman mostly from his Rick and Morty comics and Costume Quest so definitly had a sense of what to expect going into Great Lakes Avengers #1. The comic attempts fills the niche of D-list characters banding together for a humorous take on the genre. It’s funny and it’ll be interesting to see where the comic series goes, but the schtick has been done, and done better. Superior Foes of Spider-Man as well as the current comic series The Paybacks both packed more humor into an issue as well as kept things compelling in other ways. This comic isn’t bad. It had me laughing at points, but it also seemed to be somewhere in the middle of being humorous, like the two comics I mentioned and trying to be serious. The comic starts off with Flatman in a scene that’s pretty funny, but the rest of the comic doesn’t quite keep up that pacing of humor and tone.

It’s also not helped by the fact we still have no idea what has happened in Civil War II. That event is months from wrapping up and this series kicks up due to something that happens there. It may have helped in being delayed, but it’s definitely not helped by that being left out there. Without knowing the status of the main Avengers, it’s kind of hard to fully grasp what’s going on and if we should care about the need of another team.

I don’t remember these characters at all, so coming in fresh I was generally interested in learning more about them and they’re entertaining enough, but they’re also really depressing in some ways too. These are the “losers” of the bunch of it feels like they know that and wallow in it. At times it’s like reading a comic about Eeyore as a superhero. There’s also a lot of back history mentioned and I have no idea if this all happened in an actual comic or things happened off the page. It’s just out there like the team itself. What’s their purpose and why is the band getting back together? It’s just kind of out there.

The art by Will Robson is good reminding me a lot of recent releases by Marvel such as Ms. Marvel, Patsy Walker, and a few others that feel like they have similar aesthetics. I think the visual aspect of the series could be helped more by embracing some of the visual aspects of Superior Foes, but like the writing the art doesn’t quite commit to the humor. It’s pretty straight-laced sticking to 3 to 5 panels on a page. There’s some interesting layout of those panels, but nothing really jumps out. Again it’s not bad, it also just doesn’t really jump out to me either.

The first issue is an interesting read, but I am left with a sense it’s not totally able to commit to what it wants to be or just not sure yet. Is it a comedic comic with superheroes? Is it a superhero comic with humor? Is it about the relationships and history? I’m not quite sure, but it feels like it needs to commit and go for it one way or another and if it does, it has a chance to really stand out.

Story: Zac Gorman Art: Will Robson
Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Great Lakes Avengers #1 Brings Earth’s Not So Mightiest Heroes to Marvel NOW!

Because the Midwest needs Avenging too! Marvel has released a first look inside Great Lakes Avengers #1 – a brand-new series launching as part of Marvel NOW!. Marvel newcomers Zac Gorman and Will Robson look to put their stamp on the House of Ideas this October with a new series starring the world’s least favorite super team!

But when the GLA gets reinstated as permanent members of the Avengers, it’s time for them to turn it all around and restore themselves to their former superhero glory. Their mission? Cleaning up the mean streets of Detroit! That’s right – Mr. Immortal, Flatman, Doorman, Big Bertha and newcomer Good Boy are leading the charge to make Detroit a better place. But can they answer the call? Or will the Motor City prove too much for the GLA?

GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1 (AUG160782)
Written by ZAC GORMAN
Art & Cover by WILL ROBSON
Variant Cover by MIKE ALLRED (AUG160783)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG160784)
Champions Variant by DALE KEOWN (AUG160786)
Hip-Hop Variant by DAMION SCOTT (AUG160785)
Blank Variant Also Available (AUG160787)
FOC – 09/19/16, On-Sale – 10/12/16

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