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Guys, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur debuts TOMORROW!! IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!!!! Do do do do, do do doot doot do!

Find out how kid inventor Lunella Lafayette, or Moon Girl, makes the unlikeliest of friends. It’s our new book with Marvel, written by me and Brandon Montclare. I’m also drawing covers.

What I’m REALLY excited about is you getting to enjoy the interiors by the great Natacha Bustos. She’s sort of a newcomer and she’s about to blow you away. Check out this art, with vivid colors by Tamra Bonvillain.

GREEN ARROW #51

(W) Ben Percy (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Patrick Zircher

In war-torn Africa, Green Arrow and Deathstroke are both hunting for the same man-Doctor Miracle-whose blood cures any disease. They’re battling not only each other, but also a militant group known as The Whites. There is no deadlier foe than the world’s greatest assassin, and against his blade Green Arrow may have met his end.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #1 SCENTED VAR

(W) Georgia Ball (A) Amy Mebberson (CA) Nicoletta Baldari

Strawberry Shortcake returns to comics! And along with her comes the return of one of her most nefarious foes, the Purple Pie Man! Join us for the launch of this berry special two-part story re-introducing everyone’s favorite bad baker to the current Strawberry Shortcake mythos!

RAT QUEENS #16 (MR)

(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Tess Fowler, Tamra Bonvillain

NEW STORY ARC
“When Beards Collide” Part 1
The Rat Queens return to Palisade to find that the world has moved on without them. The tavern is infested with would be heroes, drinking all the ale and getting in all the fights. What’s a warrior girl to do?

MOON KNIGHT #1

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Greg Smallwood

THE BOOK YOU’D BE INSANE TO MISS!
Marc Spector (a.k.a. Moon Knight/Jake Lockley/Steven Grant) has been fighting criminals and keeping New York City safe for years… or has he? When he wakes up in an insane asylum with no powers and a lifetime’s worth of medical records, his whole identity (indentities) are called into question. Something is wrong, but is that something Marc Spector himself? Jeff Lemire (EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN) and rising star Greg Smallwood are calling everything you know about Moon Knight into question.

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BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #3

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist(s): Dave Hamann and Jules Rivera
32 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$3.99 (reg.) /$4.99 (var.)

The sci-fi sword, sorcery and sasquatch epic continues with Bigfoot and Bagworm on the hunt for the Heart of the Sun, a priceless gem worth untold riches! Standing in their way is Malona the Damned, Queen of the Fiends of Mars! Variant cover by Dave Hamann and Jules Rivera, limited to 1,500 copies!

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Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #3 preview. The sci-fi sword, sorcery epic continues #comics BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #3 Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain…
Penny Dora & the Wishing Box by Michael Stock, Sina Grace, and Tamra Bonvillain

Penny Dora & the Wishing Box by Michael Stock, Sina Grace, and Tamra Bonvillain

Fangirls, do you know the story of Pandora and her box? It’s a piece of Greek mythology, where Pandora receives a box, and once it’s opened, it releases all the evils of the world. This is a comic kind of about that same thing.

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Pisces #1 Review: Plenty of Signs of Intelligent Life in this One!

Pisces #1 Review: Plenty of Signs of Intelligent Life in this One!

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Pisces #1
Written by: Kurtis J. Wiebe
Art by: Johnnie Christmas
Colors by: Tamra Bonvillain
Lettered by: Ed Brisson
Published by: Image Comics
Reviewed by Nikki S.

Another week, another case of “what in the heck did I just read?” Because seriously, this is not a book to be digested in one read-through, and it’s not a book that presents itself clearly. Pisces #1, written by Rat Queensscribe Kurtis J.…

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MoonGirl & Devil Dinosaur #3 Review

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Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclaire & Natacia Bustos et al. deliver another very fun installment of Lunella and her crimson carnivore pal’s adventures in this third issue.  

The evil Killer Folk (a group of sinister neanderthals from prehistory) have captured Lunella and taken from her the Kree Omniwave Projector.  The Killer Folk call this object the Nightstone; they wish to possess it because they believe it will offer them near-omnipotent power.  Lunella is equally desperate to possess this object because she feels it is the only thing that can used to prevent her from going through Terrigenesis and being transforming into an Inhuman.  

Devil Dinosaur arrives in time to save Lunella, but in the course of doing so, he accidentally knocks the Omniwave Projector into the Hudson Bay, hopelessly out of Lunella’s reach.  And oh boy is she ticked at DD over his clumsiness…

Now dubbed ‘Moongirl’ by the media, Luella attempts to go back to her life normal life.  She is beside herself with worry over what may happen the next time the Terrigen Cloud passes over New York.  Her Inhuman genes will no doubt be triggered and there’s no knowing how it will ultimately affect her.  Her parents try to be helpful, but there is only so much they can do… and they sort of make matters worse by referring to Luella’s Inhuman genes as her ‘condition.’  

Lunella’s classmates have seen her in the news and it further exasperates the extent to which she is ostracized and teased by her peers (which is odd in that being seen riding on a dinosaur would have likely made me the most popular kid in school, but perhaps the kids of the Marvel Universe are a bit more jaded to such matters).  

A science experiment at school goes terribly wrong, causing a fire that traps many of Lunella’s classmates.  Devil Dinosaur arrives on the scene and Lunella is able to get him to save the students, using his head and tail as a make-shift slide that allows the students to escape the fire.  

Whether or not this will result in Lunella and DD being heralded as heroes remains to be seen because, before anyone can catch their breath, The Totally Awesome Hulk (Amadeus Cho) arrives for what will likely be a showdown between him and Devil Dino.  This is where the issue ends with some serious brawling likely for the fourth installment.

It’s a fun issue with some neat action and a lot of good character development for Lunella.  Her worries about what will happen when and if her Inhumans genes are exposed to Terrigen seems to be a metaphor for growing up and fear of what sort of changes maturation may bring about.  There a few points where this metaphor feels a bit heavy handed, but I have to imagine there are quite a few readers who can very much relate to the matter.  

I think Devil Dinosaur is very cool, but must admit that I actually prefer the scenes focusing on Lunella interacting with her family, friends, and fellow students.  I’m hopping that The Hulk doesn’t take up too much of the story when issue four rolls about.  

Natacha Bustos’ illustration (with Tamra Bonvillain on colors) continues to impress.  The style is sort of part Jack Kirby, part Gilbert Hernandez and it’s just a joy to take in.  I’m hopeful to see some of the other Inhumans show up at some point down the line - I’m very much look forward to seeing Ms. Bustos illustrate Black Bolt and/or Medusa.  

Definitely worth picking up… Three out of Five Lockjaws.

I think a big, un-sung achievement of artist Natacha Bustos is the emotional life she has been able to bring to Devil Dinosaur.

He is a giant monstrous character with a very limited physicality that is nothing like a human form - and yet, we are able to see right through to the heart of the character.  Take this panel for instance, his love for Lunella is so clear… his disappoint in failing her weighs so heavily on him.  

This book may seem silly but it has so much heart.

(Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #3)

BIGFOOT SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #3 (OF 6) CVR B HAMANN & RIVERA

(W) Josh S. Henaman (A) Andy Taylor, Tamra Bonvillain (CA) Dave Hamann, Jules Rivera

The sci-fi sword, sorcery and sasquatch epic continues with Bigfoot and Bagworm on the hunt for the Heart of the Sun, a priceless gem worth untold riches! Standing in their way is Malona the Damned, Queen of the Fiends of Mars! Variant cover by Dave Hamann and Jules Rivera, limited to 1,500 copies!

BIGFOOT SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #4 (OF 6) CVR B LIAM FRANCIS WALSH

(W) Josh S. Henaman (A) Andy Taylor, Tamra Bonvillain (CA) Liam Francis Walsh

UNCANNY INHUMANS #5 CHO VAR

(W) Charles Soule (A) Brandon Peterson (CA) Michael Cho

“THE QUIET ROOM” STARTS NOW!
•  Black Bolt’s new place is a fascinating curiosity that could very well put all the Marvel Universe in a tight spot.
•  BRANDON PETERSON joins the flagship Inhumans book!

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SECRET WARS JOURNAL / BATTLEWORLD trade paperback is out today in all the good comic shops! Besides the X-MEN story i did with @lucapizzari, Rain Beredo, and Jake Thomas, this book also has amazing stories by Jim Mahfood, @franktieri, @sinagrace, Paul Pope, @richardisanove, @scottaukerman, Ryan Ferrier, @tomtaylormade, Tamra Bonvillain, @ivanbrandon, Si Spurrier, @loganfaerber, James Stokoe, @edbrisson, Peter David, @davidfwalker, Prudence Shen, @marcoturiniart, @skottieyoung, Josh Williamson, The Soska Sisters, Donny Cates, and a ton more!

PREVIEW: BIG FOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #3

PREVIEW: BIG FOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #3

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The sci-fi sword, sorcery and sasquatch epic continues with Bigfoot and Bagworm on the hunt for the Heart of the Sun, a priceless gem worth untold riches! Standing in their way is Malona the Damned, Queen of the Fiends of Mars! Variant cover by Dave Hamann and Jules Rivera, limited to 1,500 copies! BIG FOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #3 Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra…

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WAYWARD TP VOL 03 OUT FROM THE SHADOWS (MR)

(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Steven Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain

After the massive revelations of WAYWARD, VOL. 2, chaos reigns. The new gods of Japan have arrived and a clash with the myths of old will change the country forever. JIM ZUB (Conan Red Sonja, Samurai Jack) and STEVEN CUMMINGS (Dead Shot, Legends of the Dark Knight) continue their supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of shows like Buffy with Japan’s engaging culture and mythic monsters.

Collects WAYWARD #11-15

ULTIMATES #6

(W) Al Ewing (A) Christian Ward (CA) Kenneth Rocafort

• Once he was the Devourer of Worlds – but now, at long last, his endless hunger has been cured.
•  But is there a hidden price? What does it mean to wring new life from death? What does it mean to be…Galactus?
•  Special guest artist Christian Ward (ODY-C) takes us into the life of the Lifebringer – for the most cosmic issue yet!

LOONEY TUNES #230

(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Dave Alvarez

Wabbit season! Duck season! Wabbit season! Insurance season? Salesman Daffy Duck accidentally sells insurance to an accident-prone Elmer Fudd, so when Bugs Bunny shows up during Elmer’s wabbit hunting trip, Daffy will have to throw himself in front of exploding TNT and falling anvils…if he doesn’t want to go bankrupt, that is!

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Review: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #3

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #3 review. A treat for fans of all ages #comics

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #3 puts together all the pieces of the first two issues to create one satisfying, adorable whole balancing  dinosaur misadventures with the every day life of Lunella Lafayette, a genius girl with an Inhuman gene, who just wants to be normal for once. But some Killer Folk (aka what Jack Kirby decided to call cavemen in the original Devil Dinosaur) got up in her…

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