This week we take a look at the Dead End Kids, but not THOSE Dead End Kids. Plus, Internet shenanigans, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Ghosts #2, Forgotten Home #8, Dryad #2, and Betty & Veronica head to the Danger Zone.

NEWS

Scott Derrickson Set To Direct ‘Labyrinth’ Sequel For TriStar Pictures; Maggie Levin To Write Script

EXCLUSIVE: Scott Derrickson, who passed on reprising as director on Dr. Strange 2 over creative differences, has found a new fantasy franchise to take on. He has been set by TriStar Pictures to direct the sequel to Jim Henson’s Maggie Levin, who wrote and directed Into the Dark, and My Valentine for Hulu, will write the script.

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Ghosts #2
Writer: Jennifer Rostowsky
Artist: Jennifer Rostowsky
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 20, 2020
Synopsis: A young Khmer woman turns to black magic that promised to give the caster wealth, power, and beauty unlike that of any other human. When the spell turns on its caster, she must learn to deal with the consequences of magic, and what it means to be an Ahp.

Rating: ★★½☆☆
You can buy this issue via ComiXology

MATTHEW
FORGOTTEN HOME #8
Writer: Erica Schultz
Artist: Marika Cresta
Publisher: Vices Press
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: May 26, 2020

A regime comes to an and, and a throne is left empty. Who will rule: mother or daughter?

Rating: ★★★☆☆
You can buy this issue via ComiXology

RODRIGO
DRYAD #2
Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe
Artist: Justin Osterling
Publisher: ONI Press Inc.
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June, 10 2020
DESCRIPTION: Rana and Griffon dread that they’ve released an ancient evil from the temple, but Morgan and Yale battle fear with logic and reason. Amid all the chaos, one thing is clear. The town of Frostbrook has been set ablaze with demons roaming the streets in search of one target — Yale Glass.

Rating: ★★★☆☆
You can buy this issue via ComiXology

ASHLEY
BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS FOREVER DANGER ZONE
Writer: Bill Golliher
Artist: Dan Parent
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: May 27, 2020
Betty and Veronica risk life and limb in these bold and entertaining daring stories, from skydiving to trail running, to competing as warriors and exploring a shipwreck at sea!

Rating: ★★★★☆
You can buy this issue via ComiXology

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DISCUSSION

DEAD END KIDS
Written by Frank Gogol. Cover by Nenad Cvitcanin. It’s 1999. Ben, Murphy, Tank, and Amanda are four screwed-up kids from broken homes… but they have had each other. When Ben is murdered, Murphy and his friends set out to find who killed him and find themselves in the cross-hairs! Dead End Kids is a dark coming-of-age murder mystery set in the ’90s, from the creative team behind 2018’s critically acclaimed Grief.
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