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VINDICATION #1

Written by MD Marie

Pencils by Carlos Miko

Inks by Dema Jr.

Colours by Thiago Goncalves

Letters by Troy Peteri

THE DEAL: On the day Turn Washington is released from prison after a wrongful conviction is overturned, one of his former jurors winds up dead – and it’s exactly what Detective Christopher was hoping for. Which one is the cat and which the mouse, however, is still up for debate.

THE GOOD: Art and colours are wonderful in this day-in-a-life mystery; it reminds me of Sean Philips’ work on Ed Brubaker’s various series, particularly Fatale and Kill Or Be Killed, with its dialogue close-ups and emphasis on the flow of action. The dialogue is crisp, and each character has a voice of their own right from page one, suggesting a strong vision of where things are headed...

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OLIVER #1

Written by Gary Whita

Art by Darick Robertson

Colouring by Diego Rodriguez

Lettering by Simon Bowland

THE DEAL: An orphan raised by clone soldiers on the outskirts of a nuclear wasteland deals with the trials of adolescence … and Armageddon. If Dickens had lived to see the atomic age, this is the story he would have written.

THE GOOD: One word: wow. I’m enthralled by this concept. The art captures the desolation of a post-nuclear apocalypse with the same aesthetic that I saw in my mind as I read Oliver Twist back in the day. It struck me as I flipped through the pages how alike the two worlds really are: the desperation and fear, the loss of identity, the despondence, the sheer grit required to make it through another day of hell – it’s all there...

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Outer Darkness #2

Writer: John Layman
Artist: Afu Chan
Letterer: Pat Brosseau

SYNOPSIS: 700 years into the future humans and a hostile alien race are at war in space. The human race has perfected space travel, and they discover that when any living body shuffles off the mortal coil, the soul is then shot into the outer darkness of space, where they are trapped for eternity and pissed about it!

THE STORY: I really like the story here this is from the writer of CHEW by Image Comics which is personally one of my favorite stories. I happened to have already read issue one and I realize that’s a bit of an advantage because nothing story wise is explained in this issue...

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Rat Queens Special: Neon Static

Writer: Kurtis J. Weibe

Artist: William Kirkby

Letterer:Ryan Ferrier

Publisher: Image Comics, Inc.

Synopsis: The Rat Queens comic take a futuristic spin into a Cyberpunk world. The case?  Why are people being scammed out of their hard earned goldyen? The Rat Queens go down the line and behind the scenes.

Review: This had a great beginning. I loved the initial set up of the story. It felt like a vaudeville performance and I was interested in what was going on. The transition to the rest of the story was slightly confusing in how it related to the beginning, so I had to read this through twice to put the pieces together. Although created by the same artist, the style of art between the first panels and the rest have a different style, which proves this artist has a definite flair.

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Aphrodite V #1

Writer: Bryan Hill

Artist: Jeff Spokes

Letterer: Troy Peteri

Publisher: Image Comics, Inc.

Synopsis: What if a machine developed its own consciousness, while also being beautiful and deadly? Aphrodite V takes place in the near future as Martin “a gay black billionaire with a 195 I.Q.” makes his pitch to the Los Angeles mayor on a plan to keep the city safe. It ends with Martin coming across more than he expected when he meets Aphrodite V and learns her back story.

Review:  The first glance at the artwork made me think of the dark boldness that I have become accustomed to seeing in more serious or horror comics. That, mixed with a political beginning and I confess that I had my doubts for a few seconds. But, only a few seconds...

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