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RICH REVIEWS: Princeless: Raven The Pirate Princess: Year Two # 13

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 05:49

Title: Princeless: Raven The Pirate Princess: Year Two # 13
Publisher: Action Lab Comics
Written by: Jeremy Whitley
Pencils & Colors by: Xenia Pamfil
Inks by: Christine Hipp
Lettered by: Justin Birch
Cover by: Elsa Charretier
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.actionlabcomics.com
Comments: Sunshine is practicing with her trident. Her and Quinn are in a battle against two ninja-like opponents. Why? Raven is fighting some Dracula lookalike called Magpie. Why? How did he and Raven get together?
Raven and members of her crew are talking about things that happened in the last issue or two so if you did not read them you will not be able to totally follow what is going on.
How did Raven set up for her to become Captain of the Fleet? It is a nice direction for the comic.
The female pirates are all cementing their relationships. Some are going great and others are strained and there is stuff going on that is a mystery.
Now when it is all said and done Raven and Ximena are the perfect couple. They are both so in love with the other. No matter what is going on around them this is a stable part of their lives. Love is grand and for these pirate girls, it gives this comic a nice warm fuzzy feeling as you watch the cute couple just enjoying each others company.

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RICH REVIEWS: Rainbow Bright # 2

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 05:44

Title: Rainbow Bright # 2
Publisher: Dynamite
Writer: Jeremy Whitney
Artist: Brittney Williams
Colorist: Valentina Pinto
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Paulina Ganucheau
Variant Cover: Classic Art
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.dynamite.com
Comments: Wisp and Twink are in danger of losing their colors to a Shadow Hound. This issue just starts off into the story with no explanation as to how Wisp is where she is or how this Shadow Hound found her.
The Shadow King is out to steal all the color from different words.
Now in the land of Rainbow Bright Wisp who may or may not be Rainbow Bright along with Twink are on an adventure to save color.
The Rainbow Bright wand is a beautifully drawn item. Overall the art is done for a younger reader audience in this all-ages book. The characters are cute even the bad ones. As Wisp faces a frightened monster yes frightened not frightening. He is cuddly looking. She faces him and then grabs the wand and is transformed. The colors are brightly done and they do make her pop out at you.
This comic is written as well as drawn for a young female audience but readers of any age and gender can and should still enjoy it.
Wisp is showing that she is a fighter and just maybe a hero.

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RICH REVIEWS: RetroFan # 2 Fall 2018

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 05:40

Title: RetroFan # 2 Fall 2018
Publisher: John Morrow
Contributors: Terry Collins, Robert V. Conte, Michael Eury, Dan Johnson, Andy Mangels, Elizabeth Millsted, Ian Millsted, Scott Saavedra, Scott Shaw!, Michael Soloff, Mark Voger
Price: $ 8.95 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.RetroFan.org
Comments: “Monsters in the House: Bewitching, Munsterific Sitcoms of the Sixties” by Scott Saavedra. In the sixties there were lots of monsters on TV shows such as Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie, The Munsters, and the Addams Family. These shows brought lots of enjoyment to many fans.
“Halloween Costumes” an interview with Ira J. Cooper by Ben Cooper. Ben Cooper and Nat Cooper ran an affordable costuming business supplying masks and costumes for Halloween.  The company made tons of Halloween costumes that provided so much fun for children. They could dress up as whoever they wanted to be.
“Haunting the Airwaves” by Dan Johnson. There have been so many horror hosts for TV. Vampira was one of them as well as Elvira. They provided so much and often times they were more entertaining to watch than the movie they hosted.
“Elvira Mistress of the Dark” by Mark Voger. Elvira just saying her name makes you think of her and her sexy black look and her obviously huge assets. She is and always will be the Hostess with the Mostest. Her personality really brings the character of Elvira to life.
“Groovie” by Andy Mangels. The Groovie Ghoolies was a cartoon show. This series was a cool funny monster cartoon. It had great voice overs and a wonderful collection of characters.
“Fun For The Entire Family” by Scott Shaw! Dinosaurs are very cool even if it is only statues of them. They roamed the world in the past and now we can only imagine what they were like. They were magnificent beasts. Scott Shaw brings across the wonder on them.
“Sindy” by Elizabeth & Ian Millsted. Sindy was the UK’s version of Barbie. She was the fad in the UK in the 60’s and 70’s.
“Moody Rings” by Michael Eury. Mood Rings were a passing fad that did not last long. People had fun with them which was the most important part.
“Super-Duper View-Master” by Robert V. Conte. The View-Master has gone through some changes in its history. Here the facts are presented in a fun entertaining manner for this toy that has stood the test of time.
“Geppi’s Entertainment Museum: The Final Tour” by Michael Solof. Steve Geppi did provide a wonderful place to enjoy pop culture in its various forms. This was a great collection before some of it was donated and it closed down.
“A Hunger for Yesterday: Collecting Metal Lunch Boxes” by Terry Collins. Collecting lunch boxes is a fun hobby and there are so many different ones.
This magazine is a wonderful collection of stories and facts that are sure to delight any true collector or hobbyist of fun fades and retro items.

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WAR OF THE REALMS IS COMING…

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 01:16

Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, & Matthew Wilson usher in Marvel’s epic event!

 

 

New York, NY—November 16, 2018—This April, the war that has exploded across the Ten Realms finally blasts into the last realm standing…ours.

 

WAR OF THE REALMS IS COMING!

 

Starting in April, the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson will usher in an event of unparalleled scale! And like the mega-event Secret Wars, no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched!

 

Spanning six issues over three months War of The Realms will feature ALL of Marvel’s biggest heroes, including Iron Man, Thor, The Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Captain Marvel, Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, Black Panther, Venom, and many more!

 

“I have been building towards WAR OF THE REALMS for the entire duration of my Thor run. So we’re talking six years and 80-something issues and counting,” teased Jason Aaron. “This is a war that covers the entire globe and involves the biggest heroes of the Marvel Universe, as you can see in this amazing promo piece by my MIGHTY THOR collaborators, Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson, who I’m so thrilled to be working with again on WAR OF THE REALMS.”

 

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ENTER THE AGE OF X-MAN!

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 01:14

The Age of X-Man dawns…and the X-Men cannot stop it.

 

After the apocalyptic dissolution of the X-Men comes…AGE OF X-MAN!

AGE OF X-MAN: THE MARVELOUS X-MEN #1 (of 5)

Written by LONNIE NADLER & ZAC THOMPSON

Art by MARCO FAILLA

Cover by PHIL NOTO

On Sale 2/6/19

AGE OF X-MAN: NEXTGEN #1 (of 5)

Written by ED BRISSON

Art by MARCUS TO

Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

On Sale 2/13/19

AGE OF X-MAN: THE AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #1 (of 5)

Written by SEANAN MCGUIRE

Art by JUAN FRIGERI

Cover by SHANE DAVIS, MICHELLE DELECKI & FEDERICO BLEE

On Sale 2/20/19

AGE OF X-MAN: THE X-TREMISTS #1 (of 5)

Written by LEAH WILLIAMS

Art by GEORGES JEANTY

Cover by RAHZZAH

On Sale 2/27/19

AGE OF X-MAN: PRISONER X #1 (of 5)

Written by VITA AYALA

Art by GERMAN PERALTA

Cover by PATCH ZIRCHER

On Sale 3/6/19

 

AGE OF X-MAN: APOCALYPSE AND THE X-TRACTS #1 (of 5)

Written by TIM SEELEY

Art by SALVA ESPIN

Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL

On Sale 3/13/19

 

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Your First Look at PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 01:08

Discover Another Side of The War in Both The Original & New Film Franchises  in December 2019


LOS ANGELES, CA (November 16, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1, an all-new special on sale in December. Celebrating the franchise’s historic 50th Anniversary in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, this over-sized comic is packed with new stories highlighting the beginnings of the dominant simian civilization in Planet of the Apes!

PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1 assembles acclaimed creators including writers Jeff Jensen (Green River Killer: A True Detective Story), Matt Kindt (Grass Kings, Black Badge), and Ryan Ferrier (TMNT, D4VE); artists Jared Cullum (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants), Matt Smith (Lake of Fire), and artist Lalit Kumar Sharma (Planet of the Apes: Ursus). This celebration of one of cinema’s most important franchises features a main cover by Fay Dalton (Normandy Gold) and John Keaveney (Kong on the Planet of the Apes), and a variant cover by Michael and Laura Allred (Silver Surfer).

“Taking place in both the original series and new, the stories in PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1 span from the birth of simian morality to ape’s peak as the dominant species of Earth,” said Cameron Chittock, editor, BOOM! Studios. “For fifty years, the Planet of the Apes franchise has held a mirror up to humanity, and THE SIMIAN AGE shows us what happens when a burgeoning civilization is given the choice to kill or to show mercy, and the fallout of that decision.”

PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1 is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, WWE, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.

Print copies of PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1 will be available for sale on December 12th at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

For continuing news on PLANET OF THE APES comics and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.


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BOOM! Studios Unveils A First Look at FIREFLY #2

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 01:06

The Next Chapter of Joss Whedon’s Sci-Fi Epic Arrives In Stores December 2018


LOS ANGELES, CA (November 16, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at FIREFLY #2, arriving in comic book shops on December 19th. New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Star Wars, Mech Cadet Yu) and artist Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd), along with series creator & story consultant Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/director behind Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers, and more) continue the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon’s return to comic books in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.

The untold story of the Unification War continues as the crew of the Serenity is stranded on an outer moon, with a price on their heads from the Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals …and that’s the good news. As the darkest secret of Mal and Zoe’s past is revealed, the crew must choose sides as an important new character makes their historic first appearance. War can make villains of even the best men, and Mal’s quest for redemption will force him to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future.

FIREFLY #2 features a main cover by Lee Garbett (Skyward), along with variant covers by Garbett, Joe Quinones (America) and Marguerite Sauvage (Archie).

“We’ve only seen hints of what Mal and Zoe did during the Unification War in the past. This the issue where we learn the secret Mal has been carrying with him all these years, the decision he made that set them on the path to being war criminals,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “As they strip away illusions about the past, The Unificators will also have a huge impact on the future of the crew – starting with the first appearance of their leader, who’ll play a key role in this series.”

Created by Whedon and set 500 years in the future in the wake of a universal civil war, FIREFLY centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn’t have a planet to call home. Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job — legal or not — to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Thrust together by necessity but staying together out of loyalty, these disparate men and women are seeking adventure and the good life, but face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as avoiding capture by the Alliance, and evading the dangers you find on the fringes of the universe.

FIREFLY #2 is available December 19, 2019 exclusively in comic shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

Available now, Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One collects previously released Serenity comics for the first time under one cover in a new value-priced format as Mal & the crew ride again in these official sequels to the critically acclaimed Firefly television series and Serenity film.

And no fan can miss the limited edition FIREFLY BIG DAMN HEROES BOX, on sale November 28th and including:

  • All 8 of the original, unsigned Firefly #1 covers
  • A BOX SET EXCLUSIVE variant from Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose)
  • Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One, with a BOX SET EXCLUSIVE variant cover from Rahzzah (Luke Cage)
  • A BOX SET EXCLUSIVE Firefly print from Dylan Todd
  • And some boxes will contain a randomly inserted Golden Ticket that’s redeemable for a print signed by Joss Whedon himself!

FIREFLY is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.

For continuing news on FIREFLY and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to  www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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Martian Lit Releases Martian Comics #12

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:35

Martian Lit is proud to release Martian Comics #12, our giant anniversary issue featuring three exciting stories of Martian interaction with Earth! The 65-page issue, also featuring a bunch of extras, is priced at $4.99.

The first story, with art by Sergio Tarquini, Sara Nietto, and R.L. Campos, continues our ongoing serial “The Girl from Mars,” exploring the secret history of the 20th century. This installment concludes the tumultuous 1968 portion of the story.

The second story, “Dinosaurs of Mars!”, explores the Martian fascination with dinosaurs and what it says about Martian evolution. It’s got art by Mansyur Daman, Jason Muhr, Steven Legge, Fahriza Kamaputra, and Andrei Tabacaru,

The third story, with art by Cloves Rodrigues and Fahriza Kamaputra, tells a story set in Medieval Europe, exploring how the Martian enlightenment program affected one of its subjects.

This anniversary issue also features two beautiful pin-ups by Marlena Mozgawa Lenamo and a preview of the Martian Comics spin-off, The Synthetics!

The comic is written by Julian Darius and lettered by Darius and Steven Legge. It’s available on ComiXology now! If you prefer a DRM-free PDF of the comic, it’s available here.

Martian Lit’s comic line began in 2014 and this is our 18th comic overall. We’re building an elaborate mythos, with four series sharing a single sci-fi universe, along with a separate series set in Hell. You can see all of our comics on ComiXology here.

Thanks for your support! We couldn’t do it without you!

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