We are about to embark on a journey that combines great world building with the love of comic book history as we finally take a peek at Astro City Volume 1. Plus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4, Blossoms 666 #3, and the Lancer video game go under the microscope. All this, and Star Wars!

NEWS

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Teaser

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REVIEWS

STEPHEN
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4
Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: Dan Mora
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 17, 2019
This is the issue no BUFFY fan can miss! In the shocking conclusion of the first story arc of the most-anticipated reVAMP of 2019, someone from the Scooby gang must make the ultimate sacrifice. And don’t miss the massive first appearance that will have everyone talking!

Rating: ★★★★★

MATTHEW
BLOSSOMS 666 #3
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Matt Herms
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 17, 2019

The Blossom twins have challenged one another to a competition. The challenge: corrupt Betty Cooper! The winner claims the title of Anti-Christ. But a mysterious figure has entered Riverdale, and he wants in on the competition-and the reward-himself!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

RODRIGO
LANCER (RPG BETA)
Writer: Miguel Lopez and Tom Parkinson-Morgan
Artist: Various
Publisher: Massif Press
Lancer is a mud-and-lasers RPG about mechs and the pilots who crew them. Narrative play, gritty tactical combat and deep customization.

Rating: ★★★★☆

ASHLEY
XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS #1
Writer: Vita Alaya
Artist: Olympia Sweetman
Publisher: Dynamite
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: 04/17/2019
In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings…a land in turmoil called out for a hero! She was XENA, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle! In this all-new series, writer VITA AYALA (Black Panther, Shuri, Wonder Woman, The Wilds) and artist OLYMPIA SWEETMAN throw Xena and her companion Gabrielle headfirst into a mysterious adventure. Can Xena discover the secrets of a village full of super-strong children, before jealous and petty GODS get involved?

Rating: ★★★★☆

DISCUSSION

ASTRO CITY: LIFE IN THE BIG CITY
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Artist: Brett Anderson
Welcome to Astro City, a shining city on a hill where super heroes patrol the skies. Each chapter in this collection is a standalone story, highlighting different aspects or characters in the Astro City world…

The city’s leading super hero tries to be everywhere at once, and berates himself for every wasted second as he longs for just a moment of his own. A smalltime hood learns a hero’s secret identity, and tries to figure out how to profit from the knowledge. A beat reporter gets some advice from his editor on his first day on the job. A young woman tries to balance the demands of her family with her own hopes and desires. Despite the fantastic settings, the characters in these slice-of-life stories feel like real people, and that gives the stories real power.

The opening arc of the Eisner Award-winning series by Kurt Busiek and Brett Anderson is collected here with new cover art by Alex Ross! Collects issues #1-6 of ASTRO CITY.

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1 Comment

  1. Well I think that snoke is a failed clone of palpatine. I do agree with the sith/Jedi being made as one. Becoming the skywalker way.

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