Writer: James Asmus Artist: Steve Lieber Colorist: Dave McCaig Letterer: Dave Lanphear Cover Artists: Mike Hawthorne, Jordie Bellaire, Sina Grace, John Rauch
This was such a fun story arc to read. We got to really explore a dynamic of superherodom that is seldom done. What if the team was just two brothers and their dad? What if they were step brothers? What if they weren’t the same color? What if the dad was a pregnant super goat? These are the questions that need to be asked in today’s comic book world! Continue reading Review: Quantum and Woody Must Die! #4→
The best in buddy cop superhero shenanigans continues in this latest chapter. This issue finally has our favorite dysfunctional superhero duo come face to…uh, face, with one of the people whose lives they have destroyed. Also, Quantum is going to have to take some classes on how to interact with the opposite sex. Continue reading Review: Quantum & Woody Must Die! #3→
Flash Gordon #8
STORY BY Jeff Parker ART BY Evan Shaner COVER BY Marc Laming PUBLISHER DYNAMITE COVER PRICE $3.99 RELEASE DATE JANUARY 28, 2015
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ This is the end. The final issue by super-team Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, and Jordie Bellaire! Flash, Dale, and Zarkov may have finally figured out a way back to Earth! But will Ming’s forces follow? Are their adventures over? Find out in the astounding final issue of Flash Gordon!
HOWTOONS [RE] IGNITION FIRES UP CHILDREN’S IMAGINATIONS
Graphic novel teaches STEAM skills through story
HOWTOONS, the comic that taps into kids’ imagination and curiosity with DIY science projects, is back with HOWTOONS: [RE] IGNITION. In this February graphic novel from Image Comics, Celine and Tucker are siblings who wake up in the far future, where energy is scarce and their parents are missing! They explore a strange new Earth using their gadgeteering skills to create projects and experiments to survive hostile tribes and bizarre mechanized threats — projects and experiments kids and parents can make themselves at home, and learn basic energy literacy at the same time!
HOWTOONS: [RE] IGNITION, Volume 1 by Fred Van Lente, Tom Fowler, and Jordie Bellaire
Diamond Comic order code DEC140668
160 pages, paperback, color
Collects HOWTOONS: [RE] IGNITION #1-5
In comic book stores February 25, bookstores March 10
HOWTOONS: [RE]IGNITION #4
Fred van Lente ART BY Tom Fowler & Jordie Bellaire COVER BY
Tom Fowler & Jordie Belaire PUBLISHER Image Comics COVER PRICE $2.99 RELEASE DATE NOVEMBER 12, 2014
High above the Earth, Celine is trapped by the mysterious Stormbreakers while deep below the ground, Tuck attempts to free himself from the leader of the Orphans, He-Who-Burns. The kids don’t just have to reunite with each other—unless they get these two groups to stop warring and work together, their world is doomed!
Whenever you read a comic by longtime writer Kurt Busiek you know you’re going to get two things. Something different. And something awesome. Unfortunately, sometimes these two things just don’t work together. Tooth & Claw takes readers headfirst into a magical world of strange and spiritual beings, laying the groundwork for something truly spectacular, but, pardon the expression, there’s a whole lot of bark and not enough bite. Check out our Preview of Tooth & Claw here.
The hands-on, DIY for kids hit Howtoons (RE)Ignition is the comic book that’s every bit as much creative and educational experience as it is an example of outstanding sequential art. Although issue #2 took a big dip in story from issue #1, the creativity and educational portions of this ish were the stars, along with some amazing art.