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Night’s Dominion: Season Two #1+2

The Cult of Uhlume is no more, and the city of Umber nurses its wounds, as do the reluctant heroes who saved it. Trauma and tragedy have left their mark on Emerane, the lowly barmaid. But when Asps target the city’s Alderman, as well as its champion, the Furie, she finds herself donning the mantle of the Night once again, and coming to their defense – whether she’s ready or not.

After rescuing the city Alderman from assassination, Emerane takes him to her tenement for refuge, only to find the Furie near death from a poisoned arrow. It seems the House of Asps intend to eliminate Umber’s only defenders of justice. But to what end, and at whose command, Emerane must find out. What she doesn’t yet realize is that, as the Night, she is their final target...

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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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Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens: Splice and Dice TPB

The ultimate science-fiction crossover pits the legendary lawman, Judge Dredd, against the universe’s supreme hunters, the Predators, as they both try to survive an onslaught by the galaxy’s ultimate killing machines, the Aliens! Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson have tracked a criminal cult across the Cursed Earth and into the Alabama morass, where a mad genetic scientist with destructive designs has acquired the best genes that evolution has to offer–a xenomorph skull! A Predator, attracted to the warm climate and superior prey, has declared hunting season as he calls for backup. All paths will cross in a mind-blowing scifi showdown with the fate of the Earth at stake! Collects the four-issue miniseries.

* A co-publication with IDW and 2000 AD!

Writer: John Layman
Artist:Chris Mooneyham, M...

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Grumpy Cat/Garfield #1+2

Writer: Mark Evanier
Art: Steve Uy

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.

I’m sorry but it was hard to get into these books.  I am suffering a bit from fatigue of licensed properties moving into comics...

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James Bond: Moneypenny One-Shot

By writer JODY HOUSER (Mother Panic, Faith) and new artist JACOB EDGAR, a never-before-told mission starring MONEYPENNY, friend of JAMES BOND, former MI6 field agent and bodyguard of M! On a ‘routine’ protection mission, Moneypenny discovers a complicated assassination plot that bears a startling resemblance to a terrorist attack from her childhood. Can she call upon her secret agent skills to stop the plot…?

I will say first off I have already been enjoying Jody Houser’s writing on Mother Panic for DC.  Her terse, moody style has fit well for the dark and gloomy world of Batman and that style actually nicely fits well for the deadly world of James Bond.

The story easily weaves backstory with current events to give a nice fleshing out for Moneypenny beyond her older role of being just ...

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