BOOM! Studios Announces “Mech Cadet Yu” from Pak & Miyazawa

BOOM! Studios Announces “Mech Cadet Yu” from Pak & Miyazawa

BOOM! Studios has announced a new series from long-time collaborators (and creators of fan favorite character Amadeus Cho) Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa. Mech Cadet Yu is the story of Stanford Yu, a janitor who finds himself thrust into a heroic role when he is enrolled at Sky Corps Academy after unexpectedly bonding with a giant robot. The Sky Corps cadets are trained to operate giant mechas in order to defend the planet from alien invaders…

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REVIEW: Kingsway West #2: A Fantastic Quest Through A Different Old West

REVIEW: Kingsway West #2: A Fantastic Quest Through A Different Old West

Kingsway West #2 finds writer Greg Pak and artist Mirko Colak building upon the strengths of the debut issue by keeping the focus on two elements; deepening their compelling protagonist and further construction of their fascinating alternate Old West setting. Kingsway West #2 is set in the Old West, but not our Old West. In this version of history, America is divided up between various warring groups in a world of magic, dragons and six-shooters….

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Kingsway West #1 – Six-Guns and Dragons

ADVANCE REVIEW: Kingsway West #1 – Six-Guns and Dragons

Kingsway West #1 has the virtue of being unique, I’ll give it that. Created and written by Greg Pak, the series takes place in an alternate version of the old West, suffused with magic and the supernatural, the action taking place in a radically different frontier that’s recovering form a thirteen year war. In this world, the West coast of America is ruled by a Chinese nation known as the Golden Mountain Empire, who warred with…

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CAPE WATCH: Five DC Comics to grab this week! (Mar. 11)

CAPE WATCH: Five DC Comics to grab this week! (Mar. 11)

DC Comics has an interesting line-up this upcoming week. From the crazy Bizarro World to Gotham City under siege and a Green Lantern title comes to an end.   So without further ado, let’s take a look at what DC has for us this week!   Detective Comics Endgame #1 (One-Shot) Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Art: Viktor Bogdanovic Cover Price: $3.99 Following off of Scott Snyder’s Endgame story arc in the current BATMAN run, Gotham…

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Dynamite Comics Previews for May 7, 2014

Dynamite Comics Previews for May 7, 2014

Dynamite Comics shows the range of their publishing line this week with a mix of horror, fantasy, action, and Western titles. Much of Dynamite’s recent success has been rebooting or reimagining properties from defunct comics companies. For example, Greg Pak and Mirko Colak’s Turok:Dinosaur Hunter series is part of their initiative to reboot some of the defunct Gold Key Comics’ books with popular writers, like Pak, Mark Waid, and Fred Van Lente. The first arc of Turok comes to a…

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REVIEW: “Eternal Warrior #8” Doesn’t Offer A Lot To Get Excited About

REVIEW: “Eternal Warrior #8” Doesn’t Offer A Lot To Get Excited About

I have seen the future, and it is… very, very meh. A major part of the appeal of Greg Pak’s current run on Valiant’s Eternal Warrior is that starting with issue #5, Eternal Warrior takes place in the year 4001 A.D. For those of you that failed Chronology 101, this is nearly 2000 years into the future, meaning it’s the first glimpse of the future Valiant Universe since their line-wide relaunch in 2012. This is exciting…

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Cape Watch: The Fantastic Four and Flash Try to Recover, Superman’s Origins are Revealed, and Daredevil is Homesick

Cape Watch: The Fantastic Four and Flash Try to Recover, Superman’s Origins are Revealed, and Daredevil is Homesick

Welcome to Cape Watch, where we explore the most interesting and/or biggest releases of the week from the Big Two publishers. Without further ado, here’s what to look forward to from DC and Marvel for he week of April 23, 2014.   DC Comics ________________________________________ “Aquaman #30” Written by Jeff Parker with art by by Paul Pelletier, “Aquaman #30” features the return of a once-ally of Atlantis, who, after suffering a betrayal, is back for…

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POINT OF ENTRY: World War Hulk

POINT OF ENTRY: World War Hulk

I’ve read Planet Hulk, the preface to World War Hulk. I loved it. I got all snively, it was a great story. It made me interested in a character that I scoffed at before and had zero intentions of reading anything about him. I mean, Hulk, big, green, angry dude. Doesn’t sound that interesting. But Planet Hulk changed that. I cared about his plight. I wanted him to succeed and be happy and have friends….

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CAPE WATCH: What To Expect From The Big Two This Week

CAPE WATCH: What To Expect From The Big Two This Week

Welcome to Cape Watch. This is a weekly column where we tell you about the major super-hero releases from the two biggest comic book publishers in the industry. Without further ado, here’s what to look for from DC and Marvel in the week of April 2, 2014: DC “Action Comics #30” A new issue for the creative team of Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder, following the events of the Forever Evil story arc. Superman is…

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Point of Entry: Planet Hulk

What I knew about Hulk before I read Planet Hulk: He’s a human who turns into a green monster. His name is Banner. (Thank you, Avengers movie). I knew that I didn’t really want to read anything about the Hulk. The End. What I know now: that I was totally wrong about the Hulk. Oh my God, this was such an epic read! I’m sorry to everyone I turned up my nose at when they recommended…

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