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Jem and the Holograms IDW 20/20

Writer: Seena Grace

Artist: Sioban Keenan

Letterer: Shawn Lee

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Synopsis: It’s been 20 years since Jem and the Holograms were on top. Now, as they attempt a comeback, there are obstacles in the way ranging from the differences that caused their breakup to outside forces trying to sabotage their rise back to the top. Can Jerrica get the band back together in time?

Review:  This is a drama in ink. Right from the beginning you see the dramatic elements including the past hurts, an outsider trying to consider profit over talent, and the questions of what happened over the last 20 years that led to this point. The characters have a very real and adult element to to them. You can tell by the writing that a lot has happened and there is a lot to uncover...

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Starcraft Soldiers #1

Writer: Jody Houser & Andrew R. Robinson

Artist: Miguel Sepulveda

Letterer:  Steve Dutro

Publisher: Blizzard

Synopsis: Leiutenant  Shivani Singh has the grades, intelligence, and determination to have the best chance to quickly move to the top. But, she wants to be on the front lines of the Dominion. She quickly learns that being on the front lines facing the zerg is different from anything she already knows.

Review: What happens when writers Jody Houser and Andrew R. Robinson collaborate on  new comic series? You get the beginnings of what is sure to be an exciting adventure with a bit of emotional impact. While it’s about soldiers in space, it has the same feeling as a rookie cop show. This is not a criticism. In fact, this is what makes Starcraft Soldiers #1 so interesting...

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The Trials and Tribulations of Miss Tilney #3

Writer: David Doub

Artist:Irene Koh

Letterer: Joamette Gil

Publisher: Dusk Publishing

Synopsis: The third in a trilogy that rounds out the story of the framing of Lord Harwood and the tiger attack on Miss Tilney. This one will leave you saying, “Wow! Did that just happen?”

Review: These stories are always fun and I look forward to seeing more about the adventures of Miss Tilney and Lord Harwood. I had to re-read a few parts twice with a — “Did I just see… Yes, I did” double take. As much as I enjoy the graphics and the look of beautiful Miss Tilney, I especially enjoy the story snippets that tell the reader a little more about the adventures that Lord Harwood has experienced...

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Grimm Tales of Terror No. 7 Vol 4: Polybius

Writer: Ralph Tedesco

Artist: J.G. Miranda

Letterer: Pablo Amelia

Publisher: Zenescope

Synopsis:  Donnie has had a life of success. After wrecking his car on an Oregon highway, Donnie finds himself in a convenience store not far from where he grew up.  In the store he meets a game he hasn’t played since 1983 and a return to the haunting memories that have followed him.

Review: Polybius is an urban legend that one of my children loves talking about. This is why it really caught my interest to read this take on  the story. This version really brought this legend to life in a morbid kind of way. Not only in the story itself, but in the detail of Donnie’s memories that surround the summer of 1983 and its aftermath...

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Ruin of Thieves: A Brigand’s Story #4

Writer: Ram V

Artist: Sumit Kumar

Letterer: Aditya Bidikar

Publisher: Action Comics

Synopsis: The Brigands wrap up their 4 book saga in this action packed finale that finds our heroes continuing on their mission to find The Myros Pendelum. Can everything be salvaged by a rescue? 

Review:  As the finale to the series, this one isn’t good as a stand-alone. When I say this, I’m not saying the story isn’t good. It is. It’s filled with great action and Loads of adventure. But, like all great series, it needs to be with its bookmates, otherwise it gets confusing. The artwork is beautiful and the story is an adventure.  The shocking ending is definitely worth the read.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Where to find more information: You can find Ruin of Thieves: A Brigand’s Story #4 at Comixology.

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