Wednesday, October 31, 2018

FAITH DREAMSIDE ISSUE 2 REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning Of Spoilers!

  While there are no lettering mistakes in this issue I do think two areas could have been improved. One possible improvement is the font used for the summary since it is just not appealing. The second improvement that could have been made involves the first two word balloons. They are a tad too close together, and they would have been less confusing if their tails were at different ends of the panel. As for the writing itself it is realistic yet delightfully absurd at the same time. For example Jody Houser gives dialogue to characters that (currently) are no more than plot devices, and it works relatively well.

  Visually this book is also fantastic. From Faith pulling on and off her wig to the designs of the ghosts everything seems well thought-out and confidently drawn. Also the colors both pop and make good use of light and shadow.

  Very recommended!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

THE FLASH ISSUE 300 (1981) REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning of Spoilers!

  This issue has a lot of padding via flashbacks. However, they are worked into the story relatively well, and most of the flashbacks are necessary to the plot. Also this is an anniversary issue so going through all the villains, including the ones who are obviously not at fault, allows this story to work. However, there are several panels that contain too much text. Also one bit of text is missing a word. As for the additional art and commentary text by Fred Hembeck it is informative, but it is something that I feel should have been given less space. Finally interior visuals are decent with only one or two flaws, such as the design of "Wally" having bigger cheeks than usual.

  Recommended for die-hard fans of The Flash, and those who want to learn some of the history in a condensed form.



Friday, October 26, 2018

SHADOWMAN (2018): DEAD AND GONE MINI-REVIEW

  This collected edition contains several issue that I previously recommended. However, I cannot say that this improves or ruins the individual narratives, or the overall narrative, in any way. Though I think if one wants to introduce Valiant comics or comics in general to someone this is a nice start. It also contains some nice extras that will please completists.

  Recommended!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

X-O MANOWAR (2017) ISSUE 20 REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning of Spoilers!

  This issue's lettering is well-placed. While the dialogue is well-written it could use one or two less ellipses. Also Matt Kindt has apparently simplified "The Unknown" into simply another dimension. This is not terrible, but it does strip away a lot of the mystery of "The Unknown." However, The rest of the narrative is nicely executed, especially how the art and writing create a balanced pace.

   Recommended!

NOT RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 SIX AVENGING EDITION

1. Secret Avengers #7 (2013) feels "made for the trade," and it definitely does not stand alone well in a vacuum.  One of its main problems is that it relies on readers at least having read the first four issues. Also the dialogue and characterization feel hollow, especially since we get little to no information from them. There are also instances of "broken back syndrome."

2. Sunfire & Big Hero 6 #3 (1998) is way too bright in its color palette. There are several odd facial expressions and one or two poses found throughout the issue. A lot of the text feels repetitive, nonsensical, or just wasteful. Not to mention the writer and artist feel like they are telling a different story during key moments.

3. The Destroyer #4 (1992) has racist and sexist elements. Not to mention the plot is kind of bizarre and convoluted. Also the cover art has various flaws, such as proportions and positioning, and this detracts from engaging potential buyers.

4. Action Comics #482 (1978) mostly reads like an advertisement for the Supermobile. Also the cover makes the story seem more exciting than it really is.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

SCOTT DUVALL TO WRITE ARMY OF DARKNESS/BUBBA HO-TEP SERIES DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT PRESS RELEASE

October 24: Dynamite Entertainment and IDW Publishing announced today a crossover series from writer Scott Duvall (Narcopolis: Continuum) and artist Vincenzo Federici (Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones) where two cult classics clash for the first time with Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep!

In Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep, Ash embarks on a soul-searching road trip to Texas on a hunch that Elvis Presley may still be alive and kicking (and supposedly vanquished a mummy)! What follows is a series of universe-spanning events that involve an Elvis jumpsuit with special time-travel abilities, a trip to 70’s Vegas, plus the reveal of an evil new Book of the Dead, the Necronomicon Ho-Tep.

Dynamite Entertainment first published Army of Darkness in 2004 and has built into the story canon for over 14 years. IDW Publishing’s most recent series, Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic-Blood Suckers was released in May 2018.

The first issue of Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep delivers a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers a chance to collect the whole set! The cover artwork features the talents of Robert Hack (Mars Attacks), Carlos Gomez (Red Sonja), Emma Kubert, Diego Galindo (Power Rangers) and Tom Mandrake (To Hell You Ride), respectively.

Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' December 2018 Previews catalog, the majority source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in February 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep with their local comic book retailers. Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
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About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic ManA Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

SHADOWMAN (2018) ISSUE 8 REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning Of Spoilers!

  The amount of texture is amazing, especially with how it increases the focus on the colors and design work. Also the use of light and shadow really adds to the amount of depth on display. While the lettering enhances impact of certain scenes, such as the first death scene. Lastly, the writing seems like there might be a bit of predictability regarding a future reveal. However, the dialogue and characterization are very realistic.

   Extremely recommended!

Monday, October 22, 2018

GOLDEN HARMONY ROBOTECH EPISODE 23 OPINION PIECE

Warning of Spoilers!

   Khyron's views on the war between the humans and zentraedi parallel the two SDF-1 officers. Though the existence of the two SDF-1 Officers we see at the meeting about defecting zentraedi is odd. I mean if they rival Captain Gloval why do we not see more of them. Another thing that is interesting is how this episode also shows a parallel between Lisa Hayes & Rick Hunter and their failed love interests.

  Questions! What was up with the animation direction of this episode? I mean all the spinning bits are weird! Has anyone ever done a video where Khyron's backstabbing is re-dubbed to be more intentionally hilarious? Why did we get a line read from a random pilot that makes no sense? Was the person who wrote this episode's Robotech dialogue having a hard time writing? Cause there is a lot of unnecessary repetition in this episode.

Friday, October 19, 2018

NOT RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 CLOAKING THE DOCTOR EDITION

1. Strange Tales #1 (1987) has a Doctor Strange story and a Cloak And Dagger story. Unfortunately both stories overly rely on text to the point of almost crowding out the art. Not to mention the art for the Cloak and Dagger story is a bit weak in design and line work. While the Doctor Strange story poorly sets up its plot.

2. Heroes Against Hunger (1986) is a bad PSA since most of it has nothing to do with the topic of starvation. Instead we get a rather generic and simplistic superhero story with shifting art and characterizations.

3. Avengers/Invaders #1 (2008) would be fine, but it has too many dated references. Also it is too reliant on readers knowing what was going on with Marvel's continuity at the time.

4. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles #3 (1992) has a few coloring errors on the "present day" pages. There is another problem with how the old Indiana Jones just starts telling a story to complete strangers yet again. Not to mention that said story is a rather poor attempt at discussing conservation and nature. The final problem is that the essay at the end is a reprinting of the one from issue two, and it has nothing to do with issue three.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

GILES ISSUE 4 (2018) REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning Of Spoilers!

  The characterization is so bad that even the protagonist, Rupert Giles, feels like a plot device. Not to mention that except for Giles, and referenced names, the story feels totally unrelated to the Buffyverse. Also the dialogue is still very confusing and fails to answer any questions. Readers will also be left wondering about various unresolved plot threads. Such as whether Roux is just hibernating or is fully dead. Finally both the art and colors are very hit or miss.

  Not recommended!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

QUANTUM + WOODY! ISSUE 11 REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning Of Spoilers!

  There are two major flaws in Joe Eisma's art. The first is that his line work still gets to angular in places. An example of this is the upper right of Quantum's head on the second panel of the first page. While the other problem is positioning of body parts. Again we look to that same panel and page, but this time at how misaligned the collar bones are. However, he does tell an effective story, especially during the weirder parts (which are nicely colored).

 As for the script it has a nice balance of serious and fun moments. Though there is one problem of Colonel Capshaw acting a little too much like DC's Amanda Waller. Of course this characterization is arguable. Finally I have to give kudos to letterer Dave Sharpe for making a thin font choice work.

  Recommended!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

ROBOTECH (2017) ISSUE 13 REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning of Spoilers!

  The recap feels a little vast, but is good for those just jumping onto this series. As for the color palette and font choice the only thing to say about them is they are still arguably good. Though the art is good it does have a noticeable case of "broken back syndrome" with Claudia having a "boobs and butt" pose. The story itself excels by having a number of well-written developments for each plot line. However, the moment when Beetrai apparently identifies Kyhron is not clear enough.

  In conclusion this series is still doing high-quality mysteries and resolutions. Also it's diverging just enough now to be considered its own thing. Thus I think non-fans can enjoy it without seeing the anime.

  Recommended!

Friday, October 12, 2018

NINJA-K ISSUE 12 REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning of potential spoilers!

   The summary has some information that is unnecessary for this particular issue. However, it may still be relevant information to those who are jumping in after an absence. As for the story it is compelling and able to stand on its own merits. Though the flashback sequence feels like something that should have just come earlier. While the art and colors are, too an extent, over-reliant on shadows and dark colors they are still quality work. Finally the font choice beautifully compliments the level of detail for the visuals.

   Recommended!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

NINJA-K VOLUME 2 THE COALITION MINI-REVIEW NO SPOILERS

   This collected edition is well put together. Being a collected work slightly improves the pacing of the whole story. However, pacing could have probably been improved more with the regular covers being moved to the gallery section. Though the only new flaw is the spoiler found in the story summary on the back of this edition. That said this is still an overall great story arc.

  Recommended!

Monday, October 8, 2018

RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 THE OTHER WIDOW EDITION

Warning of Potential Spoilers in entries 1 and 4!


1. The Flash #324 (1983) has a lot of great page layouts. Also the characterization of Professor Zoom is rather fun in its oddness. Not to mention that most of the characters act, or react, logically. Though the characterization of Fiona Webb could be stronger. The only really flawed part is the brief bit with a Guardian of the Universe.

2. Black Widow: Pale Little Spider #2 (2002) is a decent comic that almost stands on its own. The line work is good, and the story is suspenseful.

3. Black Widow: Pale Little Spider #3 (2002) has some odd fight choreography. Also there is one case of "broken back syndrome." However, the art has very strong line work and good layouts. Though the ending is a bit unsatisfactory it does service the overall story.

4. Marvel Adventures: Super Heroes (2009) #7 is a decent telling of the early adventures of Thor. The art is very consistent, and the colors are bright. Finally we get Loki apparently eating popcorn in astral form.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

WAR MACHINE ISSUE 11 (1995) REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning of Spoilers!

  A decent amount of pages are just recapping previous events. This causes the narrative to have uneven pacing. Though once the middle is reached the story is somewhat engaging. As for the art there are some odd proportions, and feet are poorly drawn. I also think the premise of James Rhodes being the head of a peace-keeping organization while being War Machine is horrendous. This is due to how he essentially is jeopardizing their credibility by acting as judge and jury, and possibly executioner.

   Not recommended, unless you want to read a very thought-provoking letter in the letters page.

Friday, October 5, 2018

NOT RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 CYBERSPACE WARLOCK EDITION

1. Cyberspace 3000 #7 (1994) is very confusing as to what is going on. By that I mean there is no explanation of who anyone is or where they are in time/space. Yes, Adam Warlock is recognizable to a lot of readers, but that is only one character. As for the art there are backgrounds missing, and a lot of ugly, angular artwork. Finally the color palette is poorly chosen.

2. Flash Gordon #7 (1967) has several stories and each of them feels weak. The Flash Gordon stories are the most engaging, but lack consistency in sequencing. Also every story, including the text, comes to a somewhat abrupt ending. Finally the text story is the only story that seems thought out. Not recommended unless you are a die-hard fan of the characters Flash Gordon and Agent X-9.

3. New Mutants #1 (2009) provides very little idea of what this team's purpose is supposed to be. Also there are two characters who have "broken back syndrome" on the cover. Lastly, while the story is okay it is not engaging enough to recommend.

4. Captain Carrot And His Amazing Zoo Crew #13 (1983) is overwritten due to being extremely heavy on dialogue. Also the letterer tries to be clever by having a few upside down word balloons. Finally the story seems half-aimed at adults and half-aimed at all-ages.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

LIGHTS NEW YORK COMIC-CON PANEL AND BOOK SIGNING DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT PRESS RELEASE

Pop Musician Lights Reveals Panel and Book Signing

October 3: Lights is headed to New York Comic-Con to promote her new graphic novel, Skin&Earth.
Friday, October 5, Lights will join Steve Aoki, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, and Andy Biersack of the Black Veil Brides for a panel discussing their transition from musicians to comic book creators, the creative process, personal comic fandom and details on projects debuting at 2018 New York Comic-Con.

The panel will be moderated by SyFy’s Mike Avila, who among other things hosts the comic book interview series “Behind The Panel.”

Following the panel, Lights will have an exclusive book signing on the show floor at New York Comic Con at the Toynk booth #2164 from 12:30-1:30 PM.

“I’m so thrilled to be coming to New York Comic Con, just a year after the release of the first ever issue of Skin&Earth,” remarked author and artist Lights. “I spent a good two years of my life writing, drawing and building this world and bringing this series to life, and New York Comic Con is a hugely rewarding opportunity to celebrate these works we love and care about so much.”

Skin&Earth is a story of a girl looking for hope in a hopeless world. Caught between romance and cults, gods and mortals, and just trying to find a good borscht, Enaia Jin is lead down a dark path by new lovers that reveals a twisted fantasy world and her own true nature.

Skin&Earth collects all six issues of the acclaimed comic book series along with variant art from Jim Lee, Joby Harris, Derek Lewis, Gianna Rose, and Matt Mitchell and an all-new introduction from Lights as well as custom interactive share codes to access the full album, music videos and other bonus content. Skin & Earth ties directly into her full-length album, released in Fall 2017.

Lights' breakout comic series Skin&Earth is slated for television, digital and gaming adaptations through global entertainment company eOne.

Friday, October 5
10:30 - 11:30 AM — Room 1A24
FROM THE STAGE TO THE PAGE: MUSICIANS CREATING COMIC BOOKS

12:30 - 1:30 PM — Signing at Toynk Booth #2164 

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About Lights:
Always pushing boundaries, alt-pop phenomenon Lights has never shied away from a challenge. Through her first three records, Lights built an incredibly passionate fan base, selling out tours around the world, earning 150M in streams, over 250K in album sales, three JUNO Awards including a 2018 win for Pop Album of the Year, and three Gold album certifications; not to mention the 2M + rabid fans who follow her every move online. Yet through this success, she felt like she had more important things to say through her music but just didn't know how to get them out. Thus was born Skin&Earth, the Canadian singer's fourth record and companion comic book series of the same name, entirely written and illustrated by Lights herself. As Billboard explains, "Concept albums are nothing new, but it's the lengths to which Lights takes her fourth album Skin&Earth that sets it apart." Her anthemic single "Giants" brings the immersive comic book world to life, as Lights - and her alter-ego leading lady - struggles to find hope in a hopeless world. Lights has played numerous festivals including Coachella, Reading & Leeds, plus toured with OneRepublic, Tegan & Sara, Paramore, Kaskade, PVRIS and many others.

About Toynk
Tired of the boring corporate grind, Mike Boyer, Steve Loney and Ron Madoch hatch a brilliant plan in 2001: to develop a company centered on fun products. And what couldn’t be more enjoyable than a business selling costumes, toys, and collectibles? The Toynk Toys team has since grown and
varies from 40 to 200+ diverse, fun-loving people, depending on the season. 


About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic ManA Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SHAPING UP COMICS WITH ELVIRA MINISERIES FROM DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT PRESS RELEASE

David Avallone Returns For Elvira Miniseries January 2019

October 2: Dynamite Entertainment announced today that Elvira will return this winter for a new four-part miniseries by writer David Avallone (Elvira, Bettie Page) and artist Fran Strukan (Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella) that will have movie fans reeling!

In Elvira: Shape of Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark lands the leading role in a touching art film about human/gill monster romance, but there’s something decidedly fishy about her costar. Is there an Oscar™ in her future, or is director Billy Bullworth interested in spawning something more than an award-winning movie?

“Given Elvira’s history as a “horror host”, homage is always on the table.  A certain Oscar-winning fish story seemed worthy of parody, and a natural setting for Elvira,” remarked writer David Avallone. “More personally, I’ve been in movie production for decades, and doing a series that takes place mostly on a movie set lets me mine those rich experiences for the story.” 

The first issue of Elvira: Shape of Elvira delivers a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers a chance to collect the whole set! The cover artwork features the talents of Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle), J. Bone (Batman/The Spirit), Kyle Strahm (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), Dave Acosta (Elvira) and a photo cover respectively.

Elvira: Shape of Elvira #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' November 2018 Previews catalog, the majority source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in January 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Elvira: Shape of Elvira with their local comic book retailers. Elvira: Shape of Elvira will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
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About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic ManA Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

BARBARELLA AND DEJAH THORIS MEET THANKS TO DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT PRESS RELEASE

Dynamite Lands U.S. on Mars with

Barbarella/Dejah Thoris!


Leah Williams Writes Crossover Series Launching January 2019

October 2: Dynamite Entertainment is set to launch a brand new crossover as Leah Williams (Adventure Time Comics, X-Men: Black) teams with Carlos Gomez (Red Sonja) for a fun, deadly, mind-bending epic in Barbarella/Dejah Thoris!

In Barbarella/Dejah Thoris, two heroines from opposite ends of time unite for an otherworldly adventure!  Barbarella, the siren of space, meets Dejah Thoris, Princess of Barsoom, and together they must solve a murder mystery that spans time and space in order to find their way home. 

“I’ve been workshopping the story with my editor, Matt Idelson—who is Dynamite’s Senior Editor and an all-around comics titan—and it's been a blast,” said author Leah Williams. “Matt is creative and has really amazing ideas, so being able to bounce ideas off each other while we’re figuring out how to make a tricky time-travel concept really land with readers has been super fun.”

“There is definitely going to be some romantic tension between the two women while they’re working together because Dejah has all the attributes Barbarella is attracted to, and because nothing brings people closer together than mortal peril,” added Williams.

The first issue of Barbarella/Dejah Thoris delivers a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers a chance to collect the whole set! The cover artwork features the talents of Jen Bartel (Uncanny X-Men),  Zach Hsieh (YouTube), Pasquale Qualano (Grimm Fairy Tales), Tom Feister (Barbarella) and a cosplay cover respectively.  Additionally, a blank Authentix Edition will be made available as a variant for Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #1 which features the same great story, but with a blank cover for you to get your favorite artist to draw their own take on either Barbarella or Dejah Thoris!

Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' November 2018 Previews catalog, the majority source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in January 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #1 with their local comic book retailers. Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
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About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic ManA Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

PETER CANNON: THUNDERBOLT MAKING COMEBACK WITH DYNAMITE COMICS PRESS RELEASE

Dynamite Signs Kieron Gillen For Return of Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt!

 

Forthcoming Series to Launch January 2019

October 2: Dynamite Entertainment is set to launch a brand new series with writer Kieron Gillen (Star WarsThe Wicked + Divine) and artist Caspar Wijngaard (Limbo) as the publisher brings Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt back into action this winter!

Peter Cannon, the orphaned son of an American medical team, was raised in a Himalayan lamasery, where his parents had sacrificed their lives combating the dreaded Black Plague! After attaining the highest degree of mental and physical perfection, he was entrusted with the knowledge of the ancient scrolls that bore the secret writings of past generations of wise men. 

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt debuted in January of 1966 through Charlton Comics. In 2012, Dynamite Entertainment resurrected the character in a self-titled series written by Steve Darnall and Alex Ross, and drawn by artist Jonathan Lau.

The first issue of Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt delivers a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers a chance to collect the whole set! The cover artwork features the talents of Sean Phillips (Criminal), Dave McCaig (American Vampire),  Butcher Billy (Barbarella), Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce) and Casper Wijngaard (Angelic) respectively. Additionally, an Atlas Edition will also be available for fans wishing to have their issue signed by writer Kieron Gillen!

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' November 2018 Previews catalog, the majority source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in January 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1 with their local comic book retailers. Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
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About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic ManA Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT SET FOR WINTER LAUNCH OF NEW PROGRAM PRESS RELEASE

October 2: Dynamite Entertainment is set to launch a brand new program for high-end giclée prints this winter. 

Giclées are high-end reproductions that capture every detail of the original humanly, mechanically, or technically possible. The resulting print has no perceptible dot pattern, an endless array of richly-saturated color, and every nuance of the original image. The latest inks offer a 70-year light-fastness and UV-resistance under museum archival conditions. 

This Program will feature some of the company's most iconic characters illustrated by reputable artists, perfect for the art collector or comics enthusiast.

The first print to reach specialty retailers and comic shops will be Vampirella, drawn by Dave Stevens (The Rocketeer) and measure 34 3/4" X 17 1/2".  Following releases will see creations by Jae Lee, Joe Jusko, Joseph Michael Linsner and more.
Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment, says “We're beginning with a beautiful rendition of Vampirella by the excellent Dave Stevens, from there we'll offer limited print runs of additional characters and artists on a monthly basis."

The Dynamite Giclée Program will begin by being solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' November 2018 Previews catalog, a major source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in January 2019. Die-Hard fans are encouraged to reserve a Giclée with their local comic book retailers. 
 
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About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic ManA Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES TUROK UNDER RON MARZ'S PEN PRESS RELEASE

Dynamite Signs Ron Marz For Return of Turok!

 

New Series to Launch January 2019

October 2: Dynamite Entertainment is set to launch a new Turok series written by Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, Witchblade), with visuals by Roberto Castro (Red Sonja, Flash Gordon). 

"We’ve seen a few variations on Turok over the years, but what Ron’s doing here is both true to the roots of the character while threading together an even larger narrative which I think will be satisfying to both Turok fans and new readers alike. And based on what Roberto’s done so far, I think readers are in for a treat," said senior editor Matt Idelson.

Ron is one of the most versatile writers in the industry, and we know he will deliver stories that fans will love.  Roberto's ability to draw barbarian adventures is fantastic!  Having them on Turok is a perfect blend of creative and character,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “The talent on this book is massive and readers are going to love what’s in store. Did I mention we have dinosaurs?"

The first issue of Turok delivers a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers a chance to collect the whole set! The cover artwork features the talents of Bart Sears (Turok), Butch Guice (Captain America), Jeffrey Veregge (Transformers), and Roberto Castro (Red Sonja/Conan) respectively.

Turok #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' November 2018 Previews catalog, the majority source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in January 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Turok #1 with their local comic book retailers. Turok #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
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About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic ManA Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

GOLDEN HARMONY ROBOTECH EPISODE 22 OPINION PIECE

Warning of Spoilers!

  At the time I am writing this I am still feeling some slight horror at eyeless Minmei. Also feeling some curiosity concerning who was at fault for that mistake. Besides that problem I believe that both the animation and the English acting are weak. Mainly cause it is obvious (to my adult mind) that two different stories got combined together to create Robotech. However, it is at least not an episode that feels skippable.

   Questions! How did Dolza become the Zentraedi's supreme leader? Asking because the Zentraedi are so disorganized, and he seems to have a little more knowledge. What determines rank for the Zentraedi? Do the Zentraedi age at the same rate as a human? Shouldn't Lynn Kyle be dead from that stage light falling on him?

Monday, October 1, 2018

RECOMMENDED COMICS LIST OF 4 BULLSEYE'S BULL EDITION

1. Bullseye #1 (2017) has an okay main story, and a better back-up story. The main story is more for those wanting an action story. While the back-up story is simplistic I think it works as a character study.

2. Flash #18 (1988) could be better in terms of its ending. However, it is great in presenting problems and believable solutions. Also the art is very well-proportioned, and rich in texture and depth.

3. Black Widow: Pale Little Spider #1 (2002) has a few visual falsehoods about the BDSM community, such as a person hanging from the neck, but otherwise it is a compelling set-up issue.

4. The Incredible Hulk #264 (1981) has an overall decent narrative. Though the cover is somewhat poorly designed, and some moments are hokey.

BLOODSHOT (2019) BOOK 1 TRADE PAPER BACK REVIEW

  The supplemental section is a relatively decent mix of materials. While the overall creative quality ranged from good to somewhat okay in ...