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    Space Ghost: Lantern to Lantern

    It’s review time for NCBD. This week we’re looking at an interdimensional team-up, IDW’s Deviation of Orphan Black and finding out where the Inhumans go from here. As always there are only a couple of books to come out this week. Make sure to check out our other blog articles to see our thoughts on other books. Be sure to comment or share our post on Facebook or Twitter if you like our articles!

    SPOILER ALERT — We try to keep from posting spoilers, but one may sneak through to our reviews now and again. Read with caution, true believers.

    Green Lantern Space Ghost Crossover comic at TFAW.com

    Green Lantern and Space Ghost
    By: James Tynion IV, Christopher Sebela, Howard Chaykin, Ariel Olivetti

    Green Lantern and Space Ghost is a concept that flows together so well that it’s surprising a crossover hasn’t been attempted before this comic. Both heroes are space cops, both wield weapons of great power, and both are continually motivated to do the right thing. In Green Lantern / Space Ghost #1 from DC, both heroes meet for the first time in a story that is out of this world.

    Written by James Tynion IV and Christopher Sebela, the story follows the familiar tropes of any superhero team-up: The heroes meet, fight, resolve their differences, and team up to stop a larger enemy. While classic GL and Space Ghost villains like Zorak and Larfleeze make brief appearances, the plot and action revolves around completely new characters and villains created just for this story. The artwork by Ariel Olivetti is outstanding, bringing the action on the page to life in stunning detail.

    While the main story is an all-ages affair, the back-up story featuring Ruff N’ Reddy skews slightly more adult in its tone, so parents buying the book for their children will want to keep that in mind.

    If you’ve grown up with both Green Lantern and Space Ghost, this team-up is a dream come true and one that longtime fans will appreciate. If you’re new to these characters, Green Lantern / Space Ghost #1 serves as a great introduction to them. No matter which group you fall into, this story is a blast to read. [Josh P. at TFAW.com]

    If you like this book, you’ll love the current Green Lantern comics!

    Orphan Black Deviations #1
    By: Heli Kennedy, Wayne Nichols, Cat Staggs

    “Hey! You got Orphan Black in my Butterfly Effect.” Or is it the other way around? Orphan Black: Deviations #1 asks the question: What would happen if Sarah had saved Beth, instead of watching her die?

    Set in the very same moment the show kicks off, Deviations will be a familiar tale for show watchers, but with distinct differences. On the show, Sarah witnesses the death of a woman who looks just like her, which sends her down a path of self-discovery; the comic sends her down the path of having saved her life instead. Writer Heli Kennedy takes on the difficult task of re-writing a story the fans are familiar with while making it fresh and unpredictable. As it turns out, Beth being alive changes quite a bit in this award-winning series, keeping favorite moments intact but with small tweaks and quirks. Artist Wayne Nichols does a phenomenal job of keeping the clones distinct without the benefit of actress Tatiana Maslany’s mannerisms and vocal shifts. Drawing directly from the color palette and costume design of the show, the art will instantly transport you back to season 1, with some new tricks.

    This series is set at a much faster pace than the show, which will please the familiar but may alienate those new to the series. What’s old is new again, and nobody is safe in this alternate timeline tale. Maybe even a few new clones will show up… [Adam B. at TFAW.com]

    Orphan Black: Deviations #1 is on store shelves now.

    Inhumans Prime #1
    By: Al Ewing, Ryan Sook, Jonboy Meyers

    If we’re being honest, I’ve never been a fan of the Inhumans. I know of them, I even like some of them, but as a group who was attempting to displace the X-Men? No thank you. Despite all of Marvel’s efforts to get me to read them, I simply refused. Now with Marvel attempting to make the Inhumans their own unique group once again and not a replacement for mutants, I figured there was no better time to give the group a try than with Inhumans Prime #1.

    Wow, I wish I checked out the Inhumans a lot sooner.

    Inhumans Prime #1 does an excellent job of introducing the reader to a wide array of Inhumans and their powers. The book focuses on familiar Inhumans, such as Black Bolt and Ms. Marvel, and new ones such as The Reader. While new readers may find themselves a bit lost in the events that transpire in this book (I had to look up a few things during my read), writer Al Ewing does an excellent job positioning the Inhumans up for a new status quo. I loved every page of it.

    With a big reveal at the end, the book is the perfect set-up to Marvel’s newest slate of Inhumans titles, including Royals and Black Bolt. I know I’ll definitely be adding all Inhumans titles to my pull list ASAP, as well as checking out past stories like the Karnak TPB. If you’re an Inhumans fan, this is a must-read book, and if you’re like me and have been on the fence about the Inhumans for awhile, I strongly encourage you to check this book out. [Josh P. at TFAW.com]

    After reading it, make sure to preorder a copy of Royals and Black Bolt to continue the story!

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    New Comic Book Day — Review for Future Quest #1, Civil War #0, Goldie Vance #2 & Dept. H #2

    NCBD May 18th

    Civil War again errupts on in the Marvel Universe, DC reboots and merges classic Hanna Barbarra cartoons. Our favorite new sleuth Goldie Vance and Dept. H hit their second issues, and we see a mix of Deadpool and Strange for New Comic Book Day. These are a few of this week’s new releases that stood out from the crowd. Check out our other blog articles so see our thoughts on other books. Be sure to comment and share on Facebook and Twitter!

    SPOILER ALERT — We try to keep from posting spoilers, but one may sneak through to our reviews now and again. Read with caution, true believers.

    Future Quest comics at TFAW.com

    Future Quest #1
    By: Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner

    DC’s titular start off point of the new era Hanna-Barbera. Future Quest is a team up book of several Hanna-Barbera teams. Think of it like if the Justice League teamed up with Teen Titans, He-Man and Suicide Squad. Here we get an unnamed Space Team, Johnny Quest, Birdman (not an attorney at law in this series). Glimpses of the Humanoids, and the big guy himself, Space Ghost.

    This first issue does a great job in setting up why all these properties come together. Most of the issue is spent with the Quest family. Jeff Parker does a fantastic job giving Johnny and Hadji their adventurous youth-filled voices.

    It’s an interesting concept, bringing all these different characters from completely different universes together — that’s what makes this issue fun. Something that at first I thought “isn’t going to work,” does, and I’m ready for the next issue! [Martin M. at TFAW.com]

    Civil War II #0
    By: Brian Michael Bendis, Olivier Coipel

    Civil War II starts out exactly the way an issue #0 should. It gives you what came before, and leaves you wanting for what comes next. It looks like the second war between heroes will be a more spiritual successor, rather than a direct sequel to Millar’s Civil War. Bendis fills the book with very real and often poignant character moments. She-Hulk’s closing arguments in court are especially good. War Machine’s job offer is something I hope to see pursued further. The art is the typical great character work and incredible layouts by Coipel.

    There’s a lot packed in the book and its full of potential. It’s easy to think this is just an event book cash grab, to capitalize on the release of the Captain America: Civil War. Instead Bendis and Coipel have a great hook of a story and two weeks seems like a lifetime to wait for the next chapter. [Dustin M. at Universal TFAW]

    Goldie Vance #2
    By: Hope Larson, Brittney Williams

    When we last left off in the first exciting issue of Goldie Vance, we saw our wunderkind solve the case of the missing necklace. Using another guest’s car to race one of the town’s street thugs to win back said necklace. During all that, she still found time to help out her friends.

    In this second installment of Goldie Vance, we find out that they can’t return the necklace. The owner is now mysteriously missing. Will Goldie be able to crack this case? Through out issue two, we learn more about Goldie and her family. We see a person from her past comes back, to find that things aren’t the same as they would like them to be. It’s hard to believe that they’ll be able to wrap this story up in only four short issues. I’m so excited to see what happens next.

    Hope Larson, as she always does, brings her unique style and fun dialogue to this project. Brittney Williams’s beautiful art brings the world of Goldie Vance to life. [Steve M. at Milwaukie TFAW]

    Deadpool comics at TFAW.com

    Deadpool: Last Days of Magic #1
    By: Gerry Duggan, Scott Koblish

    Two words for this issue: Poor Deadpool! If you are up to date with Doctor Strange series, You understand that Empirikul is destroying all sources of magic. This unfortunately includes Deadpools wife, Shiklah. Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos are under attack and it’s up to Deadpool, Michael, and Benjamin Franklin to save her! I loved this issue because it showed that Deadpool is more than a goofy mercenary. The cameos and references were a great homage to the previous Deadpool runs from Daniel Way and Brian Poshen.

    If you love a darker side of Deadpool, wait until you read the last couple pages! I give it 3 sad faces 😥😥😥 and five chimichangas🌯🌯🌯🌯🌯. [Darcey M. at Universal TFAW]

    Dept H comics at TFAW.com

    Dept. H #2
    By: Matt Kindt, Sharlene Kindt

    The game is afoot. Mia has begun her investigation and EVERYONE is a suspect! In addition to the mystery, you learn some very important and interesting things about Mia, her brother Raj and their relationship.

    Matt and Sharlene Kindt deliver again with astounding colors and panels that make you feel as trapped as our main character. The story continues to pull you in as you realize that there is a lot more going on than a simple murder mystery. With fantastic, designs, writing, colors and lettering, by Marie Enger, Dept. H remains on my must read immediately list. [Sean W. at Milwaukie TFAW]

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