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Kickstarter Spotlight: Brian Pulido’s New ‘Lady Death’ Graphic Novel: Damnation Game
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Lady Death: Damnation Game Kickstarter

Guess who’s back?! Quickly following up on the success of his former Kickstarter campaign (seen here), Brian Pulido is ready to publish another Lady Death graphic novel! And not only is Pulido’s new graphic novel, Lady Death: Damnation Game already funded, but it’s quickly outpacing the last one. It’s an amazing time in the comic industry when any one of us can be directly involved in helping creators get their projects printed! The fact that it’s Lady Death doesn’t hurt at all.

When Brian Pulido contacted me, I was over the top excited. When he agreed to answer some questions for this Kickstarter Spotlight I almost literally jumped up and down with glee! I have been a fan of his Chaos! Comics characters since the nineties and it is nice to see him back in action with his iconic anti-heroine. As one of the original “bad girls” of the comics from her era, Lady Death has enjoyed widespread fame over the last two decades. But enough of the history, let’s talk about the current fundraising campaign!

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Comic Review: Jungle Girl, Season 3 #1
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Jungle Girl, Season 3 #1 review

Jungle Girl, Season 3 #1
Plot by Frank Cho
Script & Plot by Doug Murray
Art by Jack Jadson
Colors by Inlight Studios
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Cover art by Frank Cho
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: April 8, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

Jungle Girl, Season 3 #1 is the first chapter in the latest miniseries of Jana, the Jungle Girl. Stranded in a mysterious jungle world filled with crazy awesome tribes of natives, dinosaurs, and other mysterious and fantastic dangers, Jana tries to find a way to make sense of everything, but mostly she’s looking for a way to stay alive!

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Comic Review: Altered States: Doc Savage
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Altered States: Doc Savage review

Altered States: Doc Savage
Written by David Avallone
Art by Dave Acosta
Colored by Adriano Augusto
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Cover art by Billy Tan
Cover colors by Alex Guimaraes
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: March 18, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

Altered States: Doc Savage explores what the character of Doc Savage might be like if he was a caveman in prehistoric times. Not only that, but what if the Doc Savage of modern times (ok, the 1930s) was a prehistoric caveman. I’ve really enjoyed the Altered States specials so far, does this one stack up? Let’s take a look…

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Comic Review: Lady Rawhide Lady Zorro #1
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Lady Rawhide Lady Zorro #1 review

Lady Rawhide Lady Zorro #1
Written by Shannon Eric Denton
Art by Rey Villegas
Colors by Morgan Hickman
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Cover art by Mike Mayhew
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: March 18, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

Lady Rawhide Lady Zorro #1 has some serious girl power going on, and it’s a whole lot of fun! Except for maybe The Lone Ranger and Zorro, I can’t think of two other characters from the Western genre that would make a more entertaining team up. Just be glad that Dynamite Entertainment decided to put this book out!

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Comic Review: Altered States: Red Sonja
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Altered States: Red Sonja review

Altered States: Red Sonja
Written by Brandon Jerwa
Illustrated by Juanan Ramirez
Colored by Rohvel Yumul
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Cover art by Billy Tan
Cover colors by Alex Guimaraes
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: March 11, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

Altered States takes some of Dynamite Entertainment’s well established characters and transports them into situation that they’re not used to. Take this one-shot comic, Altered States: Red Sonja, for example. Red Sonja gets whisked away from a battle in ancient times to a museum desk job in the heart of New York City. Sort of like an Elseworlds title, but different.

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Comic Review: King: Mandrake The Magician #1
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King: Mandrake the Magician #1 review

King: Mandrake the Magician #1
Written by Roger Langridge
Art & Colors by Jeremy Treece
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Cover art by Darwyn Cooke, Rob Liefeld & Kyle Ritter, and Ron Salas
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: February 18, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

King: Mandrake the Magician #1 is the latest installment of Dynamite Entertainment’s miniseries starring all of King Features’ characters on their 100th anniversary. Previously, we’ve seen Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and even Jungle Jim! This time, the spotlight falls on Mandrake, and his turn in defending the Earth against the forces of evil. Will he succeed? Let’s find out!

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Comic Review: Chaos #1
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Chaos #1
Written by Tim Seeley
Art by Mirka Andolfo
Colors by Walter Baiamonte
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Covers by Tim Seeley, J. Scott Campbell, Emanuela Lupacchino, Carlos Rafael, Charlie Adlard and Michael Turner
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: May 7 2014
Cover Price: $3.99

Because YOU demanded it, Choas #1 is finally here!! Now, I have to warn you, usually the horror genre is NOT my bag. I’m more of a super-hero, licensed-comics guy. But, I though I’d try something different for a change. Was I glad that I did or was it a huge mistake? Let’s take a look…

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Comic Review: Rubicon
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Rubicon cover by Mario StillaRubicon
Based on an idea by Christopher McQuarrie
Story by Dan Capel
Written by Mark Long
Art by Mario Stilla
Colors by Howling Monkey Studios
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Archaia Entertainment/Archaia Black Label
Release Date: March 12, 2014
Cover Price: $14.99

Rubicon is the brainchild of Christopher McQuarrie and Dan Capel. Take the story of the Seven Samurai, bring it to Afghanistan, and appropriately, cast the US Navy SEALs in the role of the seven noble Samurai — a legendary story that has been playing out for close to ten years now.

Artist Mario Stilla paints a gritty world in a style which reminds me of early Frank Miller, only neater and less confused. The subjects that need to be gritty are almost lost in the detail of their clothing, but when addressing the women in the story, the lines are clean and even. Stilla displays both a proficiency at marrying different styles, and a clear intention that the art tell as much of the story as the words. Frame-by-frame, he shows you what to be focused on as writer Mark Long spins the tale.

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Comic Review: Magnus Robot Fighter #1
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Magnus Robot Fighter #1cover by Gabriel HardmanMagnus Robot Fighter #1
Written by Fred Van Lente
Art by Cory Smith
Colors by Mauricio Wallace
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Covers by Gabriel Hardman, Joe Bennett, Scott Wegener, Tom Fowler, and Ken Haeser
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: March 12, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99

Magnus Robot Fighter #1 is one of those comics where you don’t really know what’s going on. At about the halfway point, you’re bashed in the head with a totally different book, and luckily, both are amazing!!

Fred Van Lente sets up an awesome world, establishes a fantastic atmosphere, and the introductions in the book flow nicely and are very natural. Then, he punches us in the face and throws us all for a HUGE loop. But, it’s all done in a good, solid, entertaining way. This is like reading a summer big budget science fiction movie, which is exactly what this book needs. I only casually followed this book in the past, and while I found it interesting, previous series never really “grabbed” me. But this issue and series is a WHOLE different ball game.

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Comic Review: Vampirella: Southern Gothic #1
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Vampirella: Southern Gothic #1Vampirella: Southern Gothic #1
Written by Nate Cosby
Pencils by Jose Luis
Inks by Nelson Pereira
Color by Inlight Studio
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Johnny Desjardins
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: August 14, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

Everyone’s favorite skimpily-clad, sexpot vampire is back in a brand new comic book entitled Vampirella: Southern Gothic #1! She’s gone through a myriad of changes over the decades, but one thing always remains the same, Vampi continuously manages to kick the crap out of whatever she faces. And now, after so many adventures on this world and others, she finds herself in the deep south. Mississippi, to be exact…

Following a pretty awesome battle with a few dozen shoe-stealing demons, our heroine decides to take a break to heal from an especially nasty wound. As sleep becomes her primary focus, she is roused from her impending slumber by a call on her mobile phone. After a bit of a flashback, the reader is able to identify the caller as Jacob, a former lover who is in a bit of a pickle. Traveling by train (who travels by train these days? Badass vampires, that’s who), Vampirella arrives in Mississippi to find Jacob awaiting her with a story about a woman who has died under different names a total of 37 times (insert funny Kevin Smith/Clerks reference here). While making a pit stop for some breakfast, we finally find out the connection between Jacob and the multiple resurrected woman. I’m not going to spoil the story but he is definitely dedicated to the lady in question.

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