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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Countdown to #FCDB - Day 5


Worlds of Aspen 2015
This is a flip-book with two different covers: "Eternal Soulfire" on one side, and "Fathom Blue" on the other. Aspen's driving principle of "everybody draw like Michael Turner" is alive and well in 2015, but the writing is intriguing (moreso on the Soulfire side than the Fathom side, but when your story was founded on "Michael likes to draw bikini girls," there's only so much that can be done).

Teen Titans Go!
This is another flip-book. We really did choose each day's comic previews randomly, I promise! The Teen Titans side sees Raven and Starfire inviting friends over (and kicking out all the boys) for a slumber party. The other side is Scooby-Doo Team-Up, which sees the Scooby Gang called in to help... the Super Friends? Crazy! This will be a great book for young readers.

Dark Circle Comics
This books introduces you to the superhero imprint of Archie Comics. Yes, they're trying yet again to get it going. It offers two half-stories from existing books, Black Hood and The Fox, and includes a very brief teaser for The Shield. The Black Hood story is pretty harsh, while The Fox is a little bit goofier. Grab this one to get a taste for the kind of different stories Black Circle is publishing, and remember that we can order you the ones you like.

Savage Dragon Legacy
Haven't read Savage Dragon since the early '90s? Don't worry, this story will catch you up on everything that's been going on. Erik Larsen's art and writing still have the kind of crazy energy he's always been known for, and this freebie issue keeps the "mature themes" to a minimum, making it suitable for most audiences.

Tales of Honor
An original Honor Harrington story! Set in the universe of the best-selling military science fiction novels by David Weber, this self-contained zero issue is the lead in for the new ongoing series launching in May. The story, of space police vs. pirates, is a good read, but the digitally painted art is the real star here.

Comics Festival
This collection of "Canadian and international" comics starts off weak, but picks up quickly. The longest story is a con job based in a videogame world, which is a clever twist on an old favorite, while the final story, "Superhero Girl in The Death of Kevin," does a really nice job of playing with familiar comicbook tropes.

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