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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: 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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Comic Spotlight: Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #2 (Of 6)
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Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #2 (of 6)
Written by Victor LaValle
Art by Dietrich Smith
Colors by Joana Lafuente
Letters by Jim Campbell
Cover by Micaela Dawn
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: June 21, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

I seldom like modern twists on what I would consider a classical piece of literature, even when I’m not a huge fan of the original work. There is something almost perverse about modifying something that old. However, I will be the first to admit that sometimes what I think is going to be a modification or a reboot is instead an invigorating chapter or work unto itself. Case in point, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #2 is a spectacular sequence of events that do not in any way tarnish Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Never would I have thought this would entrance me so.

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Comic Spotlight: The Unsound #1
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The Unsound #1
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Jack T. Cole
Letters by Jom Campbell
Covers by Jack T. Cole, David Lafuente, Michael Dialynas
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: June 7, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

I’m pretty much game for anything written by Cullen Bunn, therefore it should come as no shock that The Unsound #1 would make its way onto my desk. Always creepy and a little twisted, his horror stories tend to be dependable sources of entertainment and each comic series unique.

This one finds a nurse making her way to her first day at work at a mental institution. But as she makes her way there, we see the world outside is just as dark, twisted, and suffering as anything that could be inside the hospital. That is, until we see what is inside.

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Comic Spotlight: Misfit City #1
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Misfit City #1
Written by Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Kurt Lustgarten
Art by Naomi Franquiz
Colors by Brittany Peer
Letters by Jim Campbell
Covers by Naomi Franquiz and Brittany Peer, Ester Zejn, Paulina Ganucheau, John Allison
Boom! Studios
Release Date: May 10, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Cannon Cove, Oregon has nothing going for it except that once upon a time, long ago, a movie that was destined to become a kids’ cult classic was filmed there. You might have heard of it: The Gloomies*. You know that Gloomies never say die, right? Too bad the town never lived by that motto.

In Misfit City #1 we watch as local kids find a real adventure in their little hometown.

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Comic Spotlight: Ladycastle #1 (Of 4)
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Ladycastle #1 (of 4)
Written and Created by Delilah S. Dawson
Art by Ashley A. Woods
Letters by Jim Campbell
Covers by Ashley A. Woods, Elsa Charretier & Margaux Saltel
Boom! Studios
Release Date: January 25, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Ladycastle #1 is candid look into what would happen if all the knights and soldiers went off to war and (mostly) got themselves killed. Bordering on satirical, this story focuses on a group of ladies that refuse to accept the roles that their society tries to place on them. From a picky princess who isn’t going to marry a prince just because the king insists, to a blacksmith’s wife who is apparently just as good of a ‘smith as her husband.

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BOOM! Studios Comic Releases For April 27, 2016
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Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of BOOM! Studios comic book titles that were released on April 27, 2016. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to read them all yet. Take a look below and see what strikes you as a must read!

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Comic Review: Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1
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Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1
Written by Brian Lynch
Pencils by Jerry Gaylord
Inks by Jerry & Penelope Gaylord
Colors by Whitney Cogar
Letters by Jim Campbell
Covers by Felipe Smith, Rob Guillory, Goni Montes, Trevor Hairsine & Jordan Boyd, Chuck BB, Joe Eisma, and Brandon Lamb
Boom! Studios
Release Date: March 11, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

Bill & Ted’s Triumphant Return #1 is a comic that I’ve been waiting for since 1991! When we last left Bill and Ted, they had just won the San Dimas Battle of the Bands, and were on their way to musical greatness and changing the world as we know it. And, they lived happily ever after, right? Not so fast….

BOOM! Studios got writer Brian Lynch to tackle the, well, triumphant return of Bill and Ted, and they couldn’t have made a better choice. This comic truly captures the spirit of the Bill & Ted films, and moves the story along a natural path to what would happen next. And Lynch managed to find a logical place for all the characters that we loved in the movie: The good robot versions of Bill and Ted, The Princesses, Station, The Grim Reaper, and everyone else. With a cast so big, you’d think that someone would get lost in the shuffle, but thankfully, none of them do.

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Comic Review: Curse #1
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Written by Michael Moreci & Tim Daniel
Art by Riley Rossmo & Colin Lorimer
Letters by Jim Campbell
Covers by Colin Lorimer (A) & Riley Rossmo (B)
Boom! Studios
Release Date: January 15, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99

Cursed #1 would have been a lesser comic all together if not for the tool of storytelling used by the creative team. In fact, I don’t think I would’ve liked it at all otherwise.

Writers Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel make use of their talents to make what could have been a mediocre story fantastic. This isn’t “OH MY GOD! THEY’RE PUTTING AN ALL-NEW SPIN ON THE GENRE!,” but what they DID do was use a very unique way to tell this story. I can’t stress that the way they tell this story is SO FUN! It starts with an aftermath of sorts, and the issue ends on a huge reveal that, even though you knew was coming, really knocks you for a loop. Amidst all of that, we get some great information about what’s going on, where the story is headed, and what the purpose of this book is.

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Comic Review: Porcelain: A Gothic Fairytale
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Written by Benjamin Read
Illustrated by Chris Wildgoose
Colored by Andre May
Lettered by Jim Campbell
Cover by Chris Wildgoose
Improper Books
Release Date: July 10, 2013
Cover Price: $19.99

My favorite fairytales have always been those with a dash of edge and darkness, namely, told by the brothers Grimm. For this reason I was intrigued by the premise of Porcelain: A Gothic Fairytale. Published by Improper Books, Porcelain is presented by the company’s two founders, writer Benjamin Read and illustrator Chris Wildgoose, who offer a graphic novel constructed with an eerie, somber love story and a hint of the macabre.

When a street urchin is pressured by others into scaling a high wall and stealing from the “wizard” on the other side, she reluctantly complies. What she discovers beyond the wall is a gentle old alchemist who, after having lost a loved one, has dedicated his life to the creation of “Runes”: animated beings made of porcelain and crushed bone. Now dwelling in a genuine living doll house, the ragamuffin is addressed simply as “Child” and becomes a surrogate daughter of sorts to the man known only as “Uncle.” Feeling trapped as time passes, Child quickly learns that the kind inventor is actually a lonely old man longing for just a flicker of happiness and that not all is clear cut within the confines of her new world.

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