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ABERRANT #1

ABERRANT #1
Writer(s): Rylend Grant
Artist Name(s): Zsombor Huszka (Artist), Iwan Joko Triyono (Colorist), HdE (Letterer)
Cover Artist(s): Zsombor Huszka, Iwan Joko Triyono (Colorist)

A U.S. Army Special Operations Commander, distraught after losing his entire unit to a superhuman attack, wages an absolutely brutal one-man war on the eccentric billionaire and former superhero that he believes is ultimately responsible.

Aberrant commits the cardinal sin of just being plain boring.  It takes two familiar tropes and smashes them together and the end results is not greater than the sum of its parts.

First it starts out with the stereotypical military ops team on some sort of special mission...

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Portal Bound #3-4

A few months ago I mentioned that one of my more recent comic discoveries is Aspen Comics. (Which is fairly embarrassing, since we often review them here at Geek-o-Rama.) This year marks their 15th anniversary and they show no sign of slowing down. So when the opportunity to review issues #0-2 of Portal Bound, I was quite excited. So much so, that I’m here with issues #3 and 4.

Portal Bound takes us into a new world, or more accurately two new worlds. One is the earth as we know it, as seen through the eyes of a young teenage boy, Eli. Eli is hardly hero material, he’s quiet, nerdy, and as unassuming as a teen can get. The second is Havos. In theory, Havos and Earth are the same, like two sides of a coin...

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Interview with Drew Edwards – Writer of Lucy Chaplin: Science Starlet

Interview with Drew Edwards – Writer of Lucy Chaplin: Science Starlet

Since Lucy Chaplin comes from Halloween Man can you first give a little background to him and his comic for folks who are new to your works?

Halloween Man(aka Solomon Hitch) is  best described as the weird adventures of a zombie superhero and his sexy mad scientist girlfriend. They’ve battled everything from space dwarves, the Loch Ness monster, the Headless Horseman, vegan vampires, and even the Invisible Man. We have a lot of fun making it and I think that translates onto the page.

 

The comic has existed for nearly two decades in a number of different formats. It began as a web comic and it’s currently an ongoing series on ComiXology, with various annuals and crossovers tied into it...

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Bella at the Bar: Book One

Bella at the Bar: Book One

 

Writer:          Jenny McDade

Artist:            John Armstrong

Publisher:     Rebellion

 

Bella Barlow is an orphan with a dream. She wants to escape her life as a window washer working for her cruel aunt and uncle so that she can learn to be a gymnast and compete on the national team. The road is long, hard, and filled with challenges she could not imagine while balancing on her uncle’s ladder with a rag and a bucket.

Bella and the Beam originally appeared as a serialized comic in the girl’s comic magazine Tammy and June in 1974 and 1975. It follows a precocious and driven young girl named Bella Barlow as she turns a chance encounter in an opportunity that leads her into the world of gymnastics.

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BOOM! Studios Announces 2018 Comic-con International: San Diego Panel Programming

San Diego Comic Con

BOOM! Studios announced today its panel programming and schedule for 2018 Comic-Con International: San Diego, to be held July 18-22 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.

The publisher will once again occupy booth #2229, one of the most prominent positions on the convention floor, bringing with them special guests including a WWE Superstar, former Power Rangers and diverse lineup of talent from BOOM! Studios award-winning graphic fiction lineup.

Programming Schedule

Thursday, 7/19
12:00-1:00 Entertainment is LGBTQ – BOOM! Studios and GLAAD present an in-depth roundtable discussion about LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path forward to a brighter, more inclusive future, with special guests from all corners of the entertainment world including Emily Andras (Execut...

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