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LIVEWIRE #1

STORY – VITA AYALA

ART – RAUL ALLEN AND PATRICIA MARTIN

LETTERS – SAIDA TEMOFONTE

Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable super-powered psiots (someone who can control electronics) like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her teletechnopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served – and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all?

STORY: Straight out of Valiant’s Secret Weapons series, Livewire issue 1 is a fantastic introduction to a great new character, although if you haven’t read any of the Secret Weapons series you may be sl...

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Xob: The Lightning Wielder #1

Story By: Kyrun Silva
Art By: David Jaxon
Colors By: Federico Pepito Sioc Jr. & King Bola
Letters By: Nikki Powers
Published By: Taurus Comics

Xob (pronounced Saw) is a fem-led superhero book that follows Tracy Lor, a young woman trying to navigate school, work, and being the titular superheroine.  The first few pages jump right into the action as a battle ensues between Xob and merc for hire Armored Raider.  This gives readers an initial insight to our protagonist abilities and personality as she makes quips about property damage, insurance, and being too broke to pay a deductible.  Travelers make their pitstops in Greenhill, WA in hopes of seeing Xob getting down to business saving the day.  All that and a millennia old nemesis for the power of Xob is plotting to take over the world...

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MINIONS: VIVA LE BOSS

Written by Stephane Lapuss’

Art by Renaud Collin

THE DEAL: Don’t worry about spoilers this time, folks – I couldn’t ruin this plot if I wanted to. This series of single- and double-page shorts is exactly what you’d expect from the Minions: surprises, laughs, and the occasional awkward body humour.

THE GOOD: I’m going to be real honest, here. I hate the Minions. They’re the Pixar equivalent of Air Bud: mute, one-dimensional, and barely able to hold my attention.

But guys – I like this comic. The art has a sketch-like quality that I find endearing. The plots are tight and succinct. The punchlines are more hit than miss...

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The Freeze #1

Ray works an everyday office job until an electrical shock signifies the instant everything changes for those around him. Remember, the Girl, the Gold Watch and everything? An event like the Gold Watch freezes everyone, but not the world. Cars collide. Planes crash. Then there’s Ray.

He has a gift.

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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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