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411’s Comic Reviews: DCeased #1, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #1, More

May 2, 2019 | Posted by Steve Gustafson
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Volition #5

Preview by Steve Gustafson

With their quest seemingly drawing to a close, Hale-19 and Amber-7T are suddenly pulled in dangerous opposite directions. One comes face to face with their past, the other with a dark potential future. Questions will be answered as we move ever closer to the truth at the heart of this sci-fi epic.

From writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Star Trek, Batman: The Gates of Gotham) and new artist sensation Marco Itri (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Grimm Fairy Tales), witness the true birth of Artificial Intelligence in AfterShock’s bold new sci-fi adventure series.

Tank Girl #5

Preview by Steve Gustafson

The punk icon dons her cape and underoos to go play superhero, in a hilarious new story from original creator Alan Martin!

Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath

Preview by Steve Gustafson

Following the shocking events of the Season Two finale, the thrills of CBS’s wildly popular Star Trek: Discovery continue in a new three-issue comic book miniseries from IDW Publishing, Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath!

This riveting new comic book, under license by CBS Consumer Products, reunites co-writers Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson, and artist Tony Shasteen (who previously worked together on 2018’s Star Trek: Discovery – The Light of Kahless) for a storyline focused prominently on Spock. In the aftermath of the 2019 finale, everything in Discovery has changed, and as L’Rell and Pike try to negotiate a fragile peace, Spock finds himself grappling with the fallout from what happened with Michael Burnham – and the mysteries about her still left to unravel.

“The new series shows how Pike, Spock, L’Rell, and the rest of the cast deal with the fallout from the mind-blowing events of Season Two,” says Johnson. “And we couldn’t be happier that Tony Shasteen is beaming back onboard for this story!”

“To be able to follow up on the huge status-quo shift presented in that finale is a dream come true, especially with a team as talented as Kirsten, Mike, and Tony,” says editor Chase Marotz. “In terms of fitting into the broader universe presented in Discovery, this new series is perhaps our most essential yet, and I can’t wait for everybody to see what we’ve got in store for them.”

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #1

Review by Steve Gustafson

Star Wars: Galaxy Edge #1 is a swing and a miss and gets my vote as the comic version of the infamous Christmas Special. Part lazy filler, party cash grab to advertise the new theme park, this comic was a big letdown for me.

The story itself is harmless but never does anything to pull the reader in and keep them engaged. New character Dok-Ondar has a baby Sarlacc and…you know what? It was right there where I checked out. Do we really need a baby version of the Sarlacc pit?

Of course, this being Star Wars, the potential for great things is just around the corner so the next issue might deliver where this one didn’t. Just like the movies, give fans a couple cool scenes and they’re willing to overlook some glaring problems. I’m guilty as charged on that one.

Not the first issue I was thinking I’d get and while I’d pass on this one, next month might be a different story.

Rating: 6.0 out of 10

DCeased #1

Review by John Pumpernickel

If you were waiting for DC’s version to Marvel’s Zombies, wait no more. Well, you could wait while this book take some time to get it’s own identity and figures out if it can break any new ground.

DCeased can be a very cool book but it sticks too close to familiar ground, without showing us something new. Yes, the zombie angle has been done so much that it can quickly get tiring but we see all the time that writers can find ways to breath new life into it.

Tom Taylor teases that possibility but never fully pulls the trigger. I’m hoping things change as the book goes forward because there are a number of scenarios I’d love to see happen.

Mild recommendation and enough to bring me back next issue.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10

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