I really like when comics delve into areas not usually covered by mainstream comics. Do you remember the last time that Marvel or DC delved into the world of roller derby? I had read the first issue, but it fresh after reading Bonnie N. Collide by Monica Gallagher, and it didn’t really click like it
I've read the first two issues of Skybourne, and was prepared to dislike it. I didn't expect to hate it, mind you, but Frank Cho's work of late has appealed to a fan base that doesn't include me. Granted, the most visible of that work has been his sketch covers and I did miss Totally Awesome Hulk when it came out. Feeling horrible about my lack of giving his sequential work a fair hearing, I sat down to read the preview copies of Skybourne that Dynamite sent us.
I've had this weird relationship with Lumberjanes. I recognize the importance of this series, especially to girls and young women. Unfortunately, I've had trouble getting into it, even starting at the very beginning. I've mentioned in the past that I feel like it's because I am not the target audience. However, Lumberjanes #29 promises a new story arc, which are usually good jumping on points.
One of the great things that have come out of cross-company crossovers is Luberjanes / Gotham Academy. Both series have found a strong fan base that are very similar, so the crossover just makes sense. It also has that fun feel of being something that a fan of both books would want to see. It also feels like a genuine attempt to expand the readership of both books, drawing in those readers of one title that are not yet reading the other. The third issue hits shops this Wednesday and BOOM! has graciously made a preview available to us.
It seems like a natural match, yet it came pretty much out of the blue that DC Comics and BOOM! Studios are crossing over two series that have a similar audience, Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy.
If you're in the Los Angeles area, then you really need to check out the Power Rangers Exhibit at Gallery Nucleus. It's in celebration of the new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic from BOOM! Studios arriving in your local comic shop on January 13. The exhibit will run from January 16-31, 2016.
On the fence about BOOM! Studios new series Kennel Block Blues? BOOM! Studios has something of a treat this weekend, right before final orders are due into Diamond. Why in the world would a publisher intentionally give an entire issue away for free before it even goes on sale?
BOOM! Studios is starting off the new year with the launch of a new mini-series from Ed Brisson and the continuation of several hit series. Fans of Munchkin will want to get the first trade paperback collection for an offer to receive an exclusive Munchkin item. Check out the BOOM! Studios Previews, and then show up at your local comic shop on (or after) January 6 for these comics.
Well, It's a bit later than the other solicitations we've gotten, but here is are the BOOM! Studios Solicitations for March. Here are the covers and full solicitations. Read it over and let your local comic shop know if something catches your eye.
One of the must reads for any science fiction fan is Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick. The most proper film adaptation is the director's cut of Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner. For a comics adaptation, you need to read the 24 issue series published by BOOM! Studios starting in 2009. It was even nominated for an Eisner in 2010 for "Best New Series." If you really wanted to read the series, tracking down all of the issues or collected editions (four hardcover, six paperback) could be daunting. BOOM! Studios has your back, releasing this week an Omnibus edition of all 24 issues in one book.
We've already covered the new series that are included in BOOM! Studios Solicitations for next February. Here's what's coming out as part of their current series and collections. Check them out so you can see if you need to have your local comic shop add something to your pull list.