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SDCC 2014: IDW Publishing Announces ‘Orphan Black’ Series
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Orphan Black, the sci-fi series currently airing in America on BBC America, has quickly gained a loyal fanbase, thanks to its intriguing plot and fantastic acting, but I’m sure fans of the show are always looking for more story.

Well, the folks at IDW are happy to oblige, thanks to the announcement that they are teaming up with series producers temple Street Productions to make an Orphan Black comic book series, set to launch in early 2015.

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Comic Review: The Star Wars #1
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Mel16   |  
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The Star Wars #1The Star Wars #1
Written by J.W. Rinzler
Illustrated by Mike Mayhew
Adapted from an Original Rough-Draft Screenplay by George Lucas
Colored by Rain Beredo
Lettered by Michael Heisler
Cover by Nick Runge
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: September 4, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

At first glance, the “The” in The Star Wars #1 looks like an unfortunate typo. After all, everyone knows (or should know) that the George Lucas-created Star Wars franchise doesn’t and never has carried an article before the title. It’s simply Star Wars. The “the” in this comic book series, however, isn’t a typo or mistake. It’s intentional. It’s the new eight-issue mini-series produced by Dark Horse Comics based on, as the cover proudly proclaims, Lucas’ “Original Rough-Draft Screenplay” for Star Wars (“Longer ago, in a galaxy even further away…” per the cover copy), as in the first screenplay Lucas produced on the long road (three years) between the release of American Graffiti in 1974 and the release of Star Wars three years later.

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Comic Review: Judge Dredd #1
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Judge Dredd #1Judge Dredd #1
Written by Duane Swierczynski
Art by Nelson Daniel and Paul Gulacy
Covers by Zach Howard, Nick Runge, Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Whilce Portacio, Carlos Ezquerra and Nelson Daniel
Also available a Retail Incentive cover with the comic store’s name over an additional Nick Runge cover
IDW Publishing
Release date: November 21, 2012
Cover price: $3.99

Judge Dredd was created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra back in 1977 for 2000 AD, the premiere British sci-fi and fantasy comic anthology magazine. Dredd has continued to be published by 2000 AD on a weekly basis since the character first appeared. It has been re-collected and distributed by such companies as Eagle Comics and Fleetway/Quality Comics. It was also a part of DC Comics’ lineup at one point in time. Now Judge Dredd is being published by an American company, IDW Publishing, as well as the continued stories in 2000 AD. IDW will go with the continuity already set by 2000 AD instead of trying to create their own. This is evident in the first issue of this newly launched series.

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Comic Review: KISS #1
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IDW Publishing: KISS #1KISS #1
Written by Chris Ryall
Art by Jamal Igle
Colors by Rumulo Fajardo, Jr.
Letters by Shawn Lee
“She” Lryics by Harold Fraiser, Roget Roaime and Shannon Jones
Covers by Nick Runge, Jamal Igle, & Michael Gaydos
IDW Publishing
Release Date: June 13, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Did anyone really want another KISS #1? Yes, yes, we did. So here comes IDW to the rescue. The last couple KISS series have left bad tastes in fans’ mouths: The Image Comics KISS: The Psycho Circus and then the Kiss4K by…some company that went out of business. So, here comes IDW’s new KISS title and I think everyone’s expectation are not overly high, but luckily for us, this book turned out to be an awesome surprise!

Writer Chris Ryall has done what no other writer before him has done: turned out one hell of an entertaining KISS book with a story that is fresh and a completely original concept. He’s really captured the personas of what the members of KISS are on stage. There’s a fantastic narrative that runs through out the book, that’s really amazing. More importantly, this is a story that MAKES SENSE. It’s not just “KISS trying to get to the concert venue before it’s too late” (which would be a GREAT idea for a KISS kid’s comic), it’s a story of good vs evil. Well, kinda-good vs evil. OK, it’s a story of KISS vs. evil.

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Comic Review: Ghostbusters #7
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Ghostbusters 7Ghostbusters #7
Written by Erik Burnham
Art by Dan Schoening
Colors by Luis Antonio Delgado
PCOC Pages by Tristan Jones
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Covers by Dan Schoening, Nick Runge, and Casey Maloney
IDW Publishing
Release Date: March 21, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Ya know what? I’m gonna start with the END of Ghostbusters #7 for this review. The reason being is that I keep forgetting to give my second favorite Australian, Tristan Jones (sorry, T. Paul Hogan is THE MAN), his due. Dare I say, this comic would NOT be as awesome as it is without him. Just page through his supplemental PCOC (Paranormal Contracts Oversight Commission) pages and look at the sheer amount of work that goes into them. Not only are they entertaining, but whatever you want to know about the technical aspects of the Ghostbusters, it’s there, thanks to Tristan. Well done, sir.

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Comic Review: Ghostbusters #6
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Ghostbusters 6Ghostbusters #6
Written by Erik Burnham
Pencils by Dan Schoening
Colors by Luis Antonio DelGado
PCOC Pages by Tristan Jones
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Covers by Dan Schoening, Nick Runge, and Tristan Jones
IDW Publishing
Release Date: February 15th, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

It’s been half a year since IDW Publishing unleashed the ongoing Ghostbusters title, and if Ghostbusters #6 is any indication, this book is going to be around for a long time.

Writer Erik Burnham scares me. Not like the killer Bob in Twin Peaks scares me, but like really smart people scare me. His writing in this book is first and foremost, funny and entertaining, but it’s also CRAZY detailed. I’m guessing Burnham spends lots of weekends at his local libraries going over books on ghosts, urban legends, and other scary things, because seriously, this guy knows his stuff.

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Comic Review: G.I. Joe #9
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G.I. Joe #9G.I. Joe #9
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Alex Cal
Colors by J. Brown
Letters by Shawn Lee
Covers by Dave Wilkins, Wil Rosada, and Nick Runge
IDW Publishing
Release Date: January 4, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Cobra Command begins in G.I. Joe #9 and Cobra proves they are NOT something to dismiss easily! Finally, Cobra IS a ruthless, terrorist organization determined to rule the world — and I get the feeling they just might.

Chuck Dixon packs an awful lot of story into this first chapter of Cobra Command. He gives us a nice recap of the whole Cobra Civil War storyline in about three lines of dialogue, so the whole issue isn’t a recapping of what came before.

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Comic Review: Ghostbusters #4
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Ghostbusters #4Ghostbusters #4
Written by Erik Burnham
Art by Dan Schoening
Colors by Luis Antonio Delgado
PCOC Pages by Tristan Jones
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Covers by Dan Schoening, Nick Runge, and Erik Burnham
IDW Publishing
Release Date: December 21, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

I swear to God, it’s like we get a new, awesome Ghostbusters movie every month! And Ghostbusters #4 is no exception. This month the boys in gray are up against the third minion of Gozer, and there’s only one person that can save the day!

I’m calling Erik Burnham out right now! I don’t understand how he can turn out such a high caliber book every month and not be writing more comics. I’m guessing that Burnham puked in the punch bowl at a Marvel/DC Christmas party at some point, thereby banishing his awesomeness from either of those companies. But, back to this issue…

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Comic Review: Ghostbusters #3
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Ghostbusters 3Ghostbusters #3
Written by Erik Burnham
Art by Dan Schoening
Colors by Luis Antonio DelGado
PCOC Pages by Tristan Jones
Covers by Dan Schoening, Nick Runge, and Tristan Jones
IDW Publishing
Release Date: November 16th, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

Wow. Ghostbusters #3 is made completely out of 100% pure love. Love for the franchise, love for the films, love for the cartoon, love for the fans, and love for the comic book medium. You know the “love” that comic fans think only exist in small-press creator-owned comics? Guess what? It exists in licensed comics too. This issue is a prime example.

First off, there are SO many ways a monthly Ghostbusters comic could go wrong. Thankfully writer Erik Burnham figured them all out, wrote them down, and then threw them away. Burnham throws stuff at you at a rapid pace, barely letting you catch your breath before hitting you with the next awesome surprise.

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Comic Review: Ghostbusters #2
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Ghostbusters #2Ghostbusters #2
Written by Erik Burnham
Art by Dan Schoening
Colors by Luis Antonio Delgado
PCOC Pages by Tristan Jones
Letters by Shawn Lee
Covers by Dan Schoening, Nick Runge
IDW Publishing
Release Date: October 12th, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

Simply put, reading this comic makes you remember just how much fun you had seeing Ghostbusters for the first time in the theater. One of the things I love about this series so far, and it’s only 2 issues in, is that it feel like a natural continuation of the film franchise. There’s no reboot, not pre-first film story going on. In fact, the boys actually have to deal with events that happened in the films. Just like in real life, things you do from the past come back to haunt you.

I have to give it to writer Erik Burnham, he packs a lot of story into this issue. This comic is the very definition of “page-turner”. We get to see more actual ghost busting in this issue than in both movies combined. As it was with the last issue, the dialogue is written very natural for the characters, you can hear the actors saying the lines in your head as you read the book. New characters are introduced, new story lines are set up and best of all, we get so see a full-on Ghostbusters “call” from beginning to end.

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