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Eugenic #1

From the GLAAD Award-nominated team James Tynion IV (Dark Nights: The Casting, Detective Comics) and Eryk Donovan (Constantine: The Hellblazer) comes a new vision of humanity’s future in the vein of Black Mirror. When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind. Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the cure begin having children who are… unnatural, and the definition of “normal” is forever altered.

There are times when I finish the first issue of a book and am in such awe that I don’t even know where to begin. Although I hesitate to get overly excited at the start of a new title, sometimes you just have to go with it...

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Vampblade Season 2 #6+7

With the new space vampire hybrid threat, Katie must seek help from her sworn enemy… Zombie Tramp! But they also need the help of another unlikely ally… DollFace!!

Ah ha! I knew that the last issue had to be leading up to these next two. I mean, that’s not a big revelation or anything, but it’s good that they made the connection clear enough to catch it. That being said, we start on the “Road to Danger Doll Squad” with issues six and seven of Vampblade.

Try to keep up, as even I’m not sure I completely followed along with what happened here. Directly following the last issue, Janey aka Zombie Tramp is still searching for Katie aka Vampblade and ends up being the reason she makes it back to Earth...

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Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #3

Writer: Kelly Thompson
Art: Jen Hickman
Colors: Sarah Stern
Letters: Shawn Lee
Publisher: IDW Publishing

The Misfits reunite with Jerrica and The Holograms and while part of it is a happy reunion, there is a plan to set in motion. Jerrica lets Pizzazz know their plan to take back Synergy from Eric, freeing this world from the monetary hold that splits its citizens apart. Eric himself is planning on his last takeover of the citizens of Jemworld. He puts up a smokescreen to bury the story of the cost rise of the technology. Once he sees he can get away with it, he is ready to unveil his big plan and the other person who has been helping him behind the scenes...

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Kill Them All

The new gonzo graphic novel love letter to 90s action movies by Eisner-nominated cartoonist Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Rick and Morty). A betrayed murderess wants revenge. A hard drinking former cop wants his job back. For either to get what they want, they’re going to have to fight their way through fifteen flights of criminals, assassins, drug lords, murderers, yup, even accountants, and… KILL. THEM. ALL.

As you read above, this is basically a wild, balls to the wall, violent action movie done in homage to movies like Die Hard, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Face/Off, Hard Boiled and True Lies.

The art is very minimal, loose and cartoony but it works well with the frenetic crazy action.  Also the art fits well with the tongue in cheek mood for the comic as well...

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Katrina Hates the Dead

Written and Created: Russell Nohelty
Pencils and Covers: Juan Frigeri
Colors: Thomas Bacon
Inks: Fernando Melek
Letters: Bernie Lee

The Rapture has happened and those left behind have to deal with the walking dead and minions of the underworld. The worst part is they have integrated themselves into everyday life. They live in homes once occupied by those they have tortured and killed, they eat out, they do all the things humans used to do. Our hero Katrina is one of the few humans left on Earth and she is not too thrilled about it. She has taken on all that is evil, but along the way, she has picked up ex-lover Thomas, who just happens to be the son of Satan...

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