• SuZann Smith

Out of the Box Comics Episode One

Updated: May 26

TITLE STUDIO ARTISTS  SYNOPSIS WHAT WE LIKED

FIREFLY #11 (NOV 2019)

Written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Dan McDaid Unlocked Retailer Variant Cover  by Will Sliney

What we love about this? Whedon. Can’t stop the signal. Greg Pak. It’s the artwork for us. Well, the story too.  One could say it’s a knee jerk, “ we love everything, Firefly.” But it’s not. It may have been at issues #1 and #2 for sure. But the writing and art are evoking the Firefly universe but are telling a new story all of its own. We love that. It helps that it is a somewhat seamless continuation of the original.





THE WALKING DEAD – THE ALIEN – LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY (NOV2019)

SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT/IMAGE COMICS

Writer Brian K Vaughn Artist Marcos Martin

What do we love about this?  Another seamless re-imagining of an epic series. How? Begin before the beginning…Again it’s the story and the art. They pull you right in. 10-12 panels. That’s all it takes. They kept the black and white from the original, it works.  We can’t say much about the actual book, spoilers. Just know, it’s worth it.



RWBY #1 (DEC 2019)

DC

Writer Marguerite Bennet Artist Mirka Andolfo

What do we love about this? Well, a lot of things. First and foremost, the writers and artists manage to take a beloved anime series and NOT RUIN or BETRAY IT. At all. Yes, we were concerned.  Our take is that it is very well executed, and the art evokes the series, and the story is on point. Not seeing any familiar names from the animated series creators and artists concerns us. We shall see how this book develops and will check back with you after 6 or so issues. It’s worth it, though.




ONCE AND FUTURE  #1 (AUG2019)

BOOM! STUDIOS

Written by Kieran Gillen and Illustrated by Dan Mora

What do we love about this book?  Arthurian legend writ into the 21st century. What’s not to love. That is not all. Wizardry, mystery, incredible art, and writing. The story moves along and has clear developments that leave more questions than answers, and that’s okay issue #1. Indeed, we are up to #4 and still loving it in every way!



Star Wars #75 (JAN 2020)

Marvel

Writer Greg Pak Artist Phil Noto Variant Cover by Greg Land and Frank D’armata

What do we love about this book?  Star Wars. ‘Nuff Said. Greg Pak, one of our favorite comic writers, storytellers, currently.  Never disappoints.  This is the end of an era. Or at least of a numbered series. Marvel has brought the iconic flagship Star Wars title to an epic conclusion, sort of. The story arc in this issue, Destination Hoth, carries on in Empire Ascendant #1. We love Star Wars in nearly every iteration so far (and there have been many in comics).  We love all of the short-limited run series they are currently bringing us and enjoy seeing more of our favorite characters and new ones alike.




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