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Lazaretto #1

Writer: Clay McLeod Chapman
Artist: Jey Levang
Publisher: Boom! Studios

Starting college for the first time is tough for Charlie and Tamara, two shy kids who don’t know what to do with their newfound freedom and all the strange people around them. Things are made worse when they find their school has been infected by a horrific virus and they’re now trapped in the quarantine zone.

If that synopsis feels like it has a very sudden tonal shift, that’s because Lazaretto has a very sudden tonal shift, and how you feel about that will probably be central to what you think of the comic. About half of it is a charming, light-hearted story about two kids trying to find their place in a new environment, and then it takes a very sudden and very dark dive into grotesque horror.

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Clueless: Senior Year

Written: Amber Benson & Sarah Kuhn
Illustrated: Siobhan Keenan
Colored: Shan Murphy
Lettered: Jim Campbell
Cover: Natacha Bustos
Publisher: BOOM! Studios

We are introduced back into the high school years of Cher, Dionne, and Tai. Ms. Geist has tasked their class with deciding who or what they want to be by the end of their senior year, what do they plan on doing with their lives once high school is over. Cher struggles with who she is and what she wants to be; she tries to be what she feels her boyfriend Josh would want. With her identity crisis in full swing, she ends up alienating Josh and her best friends...

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Grumpy Cat/Garfield #1

It’s the inevitable meeting of the sourpusses! Garfield, the reigning cynical cat of newspapers and TV crosses paths with Grumpy Cat, the internet sensation whose scowl endeared herself to the world. Who’s the most sarcastic? Well, he likes lasagna and not much else…and she doesn’t even like lasagna. Can these two inhabit the same comic book mini-series, let alone the same planet? You’ll find out in a trio of issues written by Mark Evanier and illustrated by Steve Uy. We’d say it’s the cat’s meow but neither of these cats meows.

Most of the time, I’m interested to see what new antics that everyone’s favorite lasagna eating cat is up to next. While I wasn’t disinterested, I wasn’t really all that concerned with the other half of this new crossover...

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Sombra

Written by Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) and illustrated by Raúl Treviño (Tinkers of the Wasteland), Sombra is a gripping exploration of the War on Drugs and the double-edged sword of American intervention, informed by Treviño’s experiences in his Mexican homeland. Conrad Marlowe was a respected DEA agent when he disappeared in Mexico while investigating the ruthless drug cartels. Years later, he has resurfaced as a cult leader who has made it his mission to out-brutalize the cartels terrorizing the country. The only DEA agent willing to follow his trail of violence is his own daughter, Danielle, and with the help of a journalist on the ground, she’ll have to face the horrors of what her father has become if she wants to survive and bring him to justice.

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Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original Vol. 1

Writer Ollie Masters (Snow Blind, The Kitchen) and artist Luca Pizzari (Secret Wars Journal, Amazing Spider-Man) journey 10 years before Season 1 of Kurt Sutter’s critically acclaimed television series Sons of Anarchy to tell the never-before-seen, official story of Jax Teller’s first year as a SAMCRO prospect. Jax Teller has always had one dream: to follow the family legacy and join the Sons of Anarchy. But at eighteen, still reeling from his father’s death and just starting out as a prospect, Jax is about to discover just how hard the life of an outlaw can be.

Like a lot of the shows I end up watching, I got into Sons of Anarchy very late in the game. Once I did though, I super power watched it and caught up in no time...

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