Who are the people that inhabit Astro City? We’ll discuss volume five of the series, as well as talk the Aliens and Predator move to Marvel Comics. Plus we talk Hamilton, Usagi Yojimbo, Ash and Thorn #2, and Sacred Six #1.

NEWS

Marvel nabs Aliens and Predator franchise – Major Spoilers – Comic Book News

Marvel has announced it will be launching new Alien and Predator series in 2021. The announcement was made Thursday, and the company promises new series will feature new and classic characters from Earth and beyond, as they explore never-before-seen corners of the Alien and Predator universes.

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
USAGI YOJIMBO COLOR CLASSICS #4
Writer/Artist: Stan Sakai
Colorist: Ronda Pattison
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 8, 2020
Featuring parts 7 and 8 of the essential “Samurai” storyline, plus a bonus story, this issue delves into Usagi’s early days of training and the start of his storied career! Featuring brand new colors from Ronda Pattison (TMNT).

Rating: ★★★½☆

MATTHEW
ASH & THORN #2
Writer: Mariah McCourt
Artist: Soo Lee
Publisher: Ahoy Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 8, 2020

Continuing the epic tale of two little old ladies vs. the apocalypse! Now that Lottie has accepted her fate, she has to do what all Champions do: train to stop the demons that threaten to take over the Earth.

Rating: ★★★★☆

RODRIGO
SACRED SIX #1
Writer: Christopher Priest
Artist: Jae Lee, Gabriel Ibarra
Publisher: Dynamite
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 8, 2020
Spinning out of the current hit series, VAMPIRELLA!
Four women are lured to rural Georgia as part of a mysterious scheme to defend an impoverished farming town which finds itself under siege by zealots. But this isn’t just any impoverished farming town, and these aren’t just any four women. The all-new Draculina, Pantha, Nyx, and Chastity have been brought together in Ashthorne in an effort to avert all-out war against nearby Sacred, Georgia. But Ashthorne has a deadly secret, Sacred has a deadly purpose, and lurking in the shadows is Lilith, the immortal sorceress and mother to Vampirella.
Written by Vampirella’s own Christopher Priest, drawn by Gabriel Ibarra in his mainstream debut, and featuring a special contribution by superstar Jae Lee.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

ASHLEY
HAMILTON (FILM)
Writer/Composer: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Starring: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Philippa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., Christopher Jackson
Streaming: Disney+
Release Date: July 3, 2020
The story of Alexander Hamilton — politician, statesman and Founding Father.

Rating: ★★★★★

DISCUSSION

Astro City Volume 5
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Artist: Brent Anderson
Publisher: DC Comics
The fifth volume in the ASTRO CITY collection includes ASTRO CITY VOL. 2 #21-22, ASTRO CITY: LOCAL HEROES #1-5 and the ASTRO CITY special, plus the the short story from DC’s SEPTEMBER 11th VOL. 2 and the promotional story done to announce the LOCAL HEROES miniseries!

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