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Comic Spotlight: Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets Of Donald J. Trump
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Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets Of Donald J. Trump
Hardcover | Kindle
Story and Art by Shannon Wheeler
IDW Publishing | Top Shelf Productions
Release Date: August 15, 2017

In my world, as I’m sure it is in yours, when someone drops an LOL into a text or tweet, it is often because they have nothing else to say and want to let you know they saw it. In Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets Of Donald J. Trump, however, I absolutely laughed out loud. Maybe it was the tweets or maybe it was the hilarious illustrations from author Shannon Wheeler. But whatever it was, it had me in stitches.

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Comic Spotlight: Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle #0
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Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle #0
Written by Marguerite Bennett and Christina Trujillo
Art by Moritat
Colors by Andre Szymanowicz
Letters by Thomas Napolitano
Cover by Emanuela Lupacchino and Fabio Mantovani, J. Scott Campbell and Sabine Rich, Moritat and Andre Szymanowicz, Ryan Sook
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: August 9, 2017
Cover Price: $0.25

Talk about a convoluted history! This character has seen more revisions than the MLA Handbook! In Sheena: Queen of the Jungle #0, we see a modern take on a vintage character. Older than Wonder Woman but just as overtly sexualized for decades, Sheena has been both a powerful role model and a scantily clad vixen. Time after time, people have tried to create the perfect version of this character only to fall short of their goals. Not only have a multitude of comic companies tried to invigorate this character over the years, but a feature film and two different television series. Other adaptations, sans the name, have occurred but that is clearly more influence than attempt.

This particular issue is obviously a set up for the upcoming series and it is not quite a full length comic, weighing in at fifteen pages of story. But when something costs you merely a quarter, you should not complain even a little. Portraying the heroine in a strong, thoughtful manner, this sneak peek is little more than an introduction but still has a bit of adventure wedged into its small frame. There is quite a bit more dialogue than expected but she does speak with animals in several past versions. This oratory seems, however, to be mainly for the reader and not really to drive the plot.

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Comic Book Spotlight: Time & Vine #1
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Time & Vine #1
Story and Art by Thom Zahler
Colors by Luigi Anderson
Covers by Thom Zahler
IDW Publishing
Release Date: July 19, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Footloose and fancy free. That is the first phrase that comes to mind when reading Time & Vine #1. If someone I knew had direct access to time travel and it involved imbibing wine, I would be all in. No hesitation, nothing. Just give me a drink and let’s go enjoy the ride.

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Comic Book Spotlight: Clue #2
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Clue #2
Written by Paul Allor
Art by Nelson Daniel
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Cover by Derek Charm, Nelson Daniel, Nick Roche & Nelson Daniel
IDW Publishing
Release Date: July 19, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

I certainly hope you took my advice last month and read the first issue of this series because Clue #2 is where the action is and I would hate to think you were not up to speed with the goings on after the death of A. Boddy. With so many suspects, though, it will be difficult for the two detectives on site to catch the villain. And now, one more person is found murdered!

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Comic Book Spotlight: Bettie Page #1
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Bettie Page #1
Written by David Avallone
Art by Colton Worley
Letters by Taylor Esposito
Covers by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson, Joseph Michael Linsner, Scott Chantler, Colton Worley
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: July 19, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

What do you get when cross the girl next door with a little bit of risqué photography? Why Bettie Page, of course! Add in a tad of espionage and you get Bettie Page #1! This comic book series from Dynamite Entertainment is based quite loosely on one of the greatest pin-up models of all time. And while she is renowned for her fearless attitude on and off camera, this explores her “secret diaries” that have been kept from the public until now.

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Comic Spotlight: Sisters Of Sorrow #1
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Sisters of Sorrow #1
Written by Kurt Sutter and Courtney Alameda
Art by Hyeonjin Kim
Colors by Jean-Paul Csuka
Letters by Jim Campbell
Cover by Jae Lee, June Chung, Andre De Freitas
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: July 19, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Sisters of Sorrow #1 is possibly one of the most violent comics I have read in months. So obviously I loved it from start to finish, of course. You know that saying that starts with “Hell hath no fury…” and has been around longer than we can remember? Yeah, it’s not wrong and this comic is a perfect reflection of that same righteous anger.

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Comic Spotlight: Skin & Earth #1
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Skin & Earth #1
Written, Illustrated, and Lettered by Lights
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: July 12, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

The world has changed, nothing is as it was. The line between the haves and the have-nots has widened, delineated by the wall that separates them physically. But more than that, in Skin & Earth #1 there is an emotional difference in where you live. It is reinforced by the quality of life or lack thereof. For a student like En Jin, who sees the way the others live in luxury, it is a terrible blow to her already fragile psyche.

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Comic Spotlight: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #2
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Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #2
Written by Mark Powers
Art by Diego Galindo
Colors by Mohan
Letters by Tom Napolitano
Cover by Diego Galindo
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: July 12, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Nothing makes me smile like reading something about my favorite wizard and private investigator, Harry Dresden. That’s why Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #2 is the first piece I am writing on this glorious first day of my vacation. But it gets even better. Senior White Council member Listens-To-Wind has joined forces with our beloved Chicagoan to look into some strange happenings in a small secluded town.

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Comic Spotlight: Clue #1
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Clue #1
Written by Paul Allor
Art by Nelson Daniel
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Cover by Gabriel Rodriguez, Valentina Pinto
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: June 7, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

I really shouldn’t have to even explain the concept here. Few people are unfamiliar with this game and hopefully they have even seen the amazing cult classic (or at least it should be) motion picture released in the eighties. Clue #1 is the very first comic adaptation of the Hasbro game of which I have a multitude of variations in my possession.

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Comic Spotlight: Misfit City #2
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Misfit City #2
Written by Kirsten Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten
Art by Naomi Franquiz
Colors by Brittany Peer
Letters by Jim Campbell
Cover by Naomi Franquiz and Brittany Peer
Boom! Studios
Release Date: June 14, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Remember last month when I wrote about Misfit City #1? I certainly hope you checked it out as I am back to talk to you about Misfit City #2! Whereas the first issue was all about setting the stage, this one really gets the adventure underway!

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