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Robotech #1

Not just another retelling of the Macross saga … In July, the story continues as we bring Carl Macek’s original vision full circle. Taking into account every iteration of the series, this new Robotech #1 casts a fresh eye over classic characters like Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, Lynn Minmei, Roy Fokker, Claudia Grant, and Henry Gloval. Brian Wood and Marco Turini take us back to a Macross Island where *nothing* can be taken for granted.

There is a wide variety of anime categories out there that people gravitate towards, and I’d have to say mecha is one of the bigger ones. I certainly enjoy mecha shows, mostly because I just love robots in general. It’s been a while since I’ve touched anything Robotech, so I was actually quite excited to check out issue one of this new comic incarnation.


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Sherlock: The Great Game #1

Writer: Mark Gatiss
Artist: Jay.

After solving a series of murders known as “A Study in Pink”, Sherlock and Watson must figure out the pattern behind an explosion before it happens again.

So, a bit of a disclaimer before I get into this review. I have never watched BBC’s Sherlock, and I’m not all that familiar with manga in general. Jumping into the middle of a manga based on BBC’s Sherlock, I was confused with the story, characters, and style in which it was presented. I found Sherlock: The Great Game #1 to be unengaging, but that very may well be because of how unfamiliar I am with the style and content of this manga.

Another disclaimer, I’m not certain if this is a true manga, i.e. written in Japanese, translated to English, or an English comic styled as a manga...

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The Lost Fleet: Corsair #1

WRITER: Jack Campbell
ARTIST: Andre Siregar
INK: Bambang Irawan
COLOURS: Sebastian Cheng

Captain Michael Geary has spent his military life trying to live up to the reputation of his great-uncle, “Black Jack.” Held captive by the Syndicate since the end of the last great war, that reputation may be the only thing keeping him alive – or will it get him killed when a deal is made to break him free?

The story opens with Captain Geary recounting the last moments before the destruction of his battle cruiser, lying on a table in his cell. His thoughts are interrupted as Destina Aragon, an Executive Officer of the Syndicate enters and offers a proposal for his release...

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Freeway Fighter #1

Writer: Andi Ewington
Artist/Ink: Simon Coleby
Color: Len O’Grady
Lettering: Jim Campbell

After the world is ravaged by a deadly virus, a professional racecar driver-turned-scavenger struggles to survive the day to day harshness of a violent and desperate post-apocalyptic world.

Based on the 1985 Fighting Fantasy work of the same name, and including a special introduction by the original author, Freeway Fighter taps into the dingy feel of a Mad Max-esque dystopian world. Simon Coleby translates this quite well to the page, while Len O’Grady’s colors compliment the wasteland scenery with an atmosphere filth and despair.

The story transitions in a broad stroke from past to present, but this reviewer feels that, while this is only the initial setup of a larger picture, the tale was a little ...

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Hook Jaw #3-5

Mag, Clint and his Navy SEALs descend into the depths, only to find themselves in a terrifying encounter! Meanwhile, some other interested parties arrive in the area, and more is discovered about what it is the CIA are looking for. Mag comes up with a plan to save Laurie from the pirates, but with Hook Jaw around, is anyone safe?

Hook Jaw is still one of the funniest, best-written creature feature comics I’ve read in a while.

The art isn’t pretty (the character renderings are sort of lumpy), but it gets its point across, and the sharks are effective. The writing is snarky and informative at the same time – I like that the writers try their hardest not to demonize sharks, but instead show that these creatures are reacting to extraordinary, human-caused circumstances...

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