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Welcome to Ralton #1-3

By Don Rosencrans, with Cole Johnson

Reno Sanders is a simple man with a wife and kid trying to live an ordinary life on his land outside of Ralton City, even though his life has taken a turn for the unordinary.

On a sunny spring day in 1987, Reno Sanders is enjoying a day at the mall with his wife and daughter. Mangus, the devil-man of local legend, is on the hunt for Reno to tell him about a strange new world that he’s unknowingly a part of due to the mysterious object that attached itself to his chest when he was a teenager. Being the quick-to-anger type that he is, Reno of course mistakes Mangus’ intentions at first.

But what follows will be tales of unimaginable heights as Reno tries to balance his professional and family life with that of his new friend Mangus.

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Star Wars: Blood Ties-Boba Fett Is Dead

The news spreads from one end of the galaxy to the other like wildfire: Boba Fett, the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter, is dead. But members of the team that killed Fett are themselves being picked off one by one by a mysterious avenger, and Connor Freeman—the son of one of Jango Fett’s clones—gets drawn into the whodunit. Freeman is recruited against his will to find and safeguard a particular bounty hunter on a distant world with an unknown connection to Boba Fett . . . Collects Star Wars: Blood Ties—Boba Fett Is Dead #1–#4.
* Dead, but more dangerous than ever!

Boba Fett is no stranger to having enemies. When you’re one of the most notorious bounty hunters in the galaxy, you tend to make a few of them...

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Destiny of the Dragon: The Daughters of Merlin #3

Camelot has fallen to the dragons and all is lost. Merlin has no choice but to escape with his charges. They are the last hope to salvage anything that remains of the once mighty kingdom. They are the daughters of Merlin.

The Good
We have already been treated to plenty of good content in this series, and Daughters of Merlin 3 gives us plenty more.  Two of our heroines are in full force now, and I liked seeing them both in action with magic and might.  I also really appreciated the well done flashback that we get in this book.

The Bad
The only minor thing that I wasn’t a big fan of was Merlin’s character design, but that’s really because I’m so used to his classic portrayal.

The Summary
We’ve already seen the world of Merlin taken in a different direction, and this issue keeps br...

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Robyn Hood So Far

Robyn lived in a world of greed and corruption. Men who believed they could take what they wanted without any consequence.  So, after Robyn finds herself wrongfully imprisoned, she is suddenly transported to another realm by a mysterious woman who claims Robyn can become the hero of the land.  Skeptical, but motivated, Robyn must find a way to put an end to the King’s tyranny if she’s ever to make it back home.  Read the series that takes a new spin on the classic tale of Robin Hood and really hits its mark.

I never thought it would happen, but I am completely enthralled with something RavenGregory didn’t write.  Way to go, Pat Shand.  Not quite as violent and gory as Raven’s books, but still action-packed nonetheless...

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Destiny of the Dragon: The Daughters of Merlin #2

Separated from Breeta in the time stream, Mina slams to Earth in a strange land with many unbelievable machines and sights. She has landed in modern times. Will her wizardry prove helpful in such a chaotic time of highways and the internet? One can only hope!

The Good
This second issue wastes no time jumping right back into the action in Daughters of Merlin 2.  Even though it isn’t action based, we get some interesting use of spells which I was happy to see again.  Interaction between characters was done pretty accurate to how it would likely be, especially given the situation they’re in.

The Bad
So far things are all consistently being done well, and haven’t had any negative components to speak of.

The Summary
Things really open up in this part of the story where magic meets mode...

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