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By Tiffany Marshall On 3 Jan, 2014 At 07:23 PM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, News, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Today, Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Comics announced on Facebook that the Star Wars comic books will be moving to a new publisher.  That publisher is Marvel Comics.  Dark Horse Comics has been the publisher for the Star Wars comic books since 1991, so it will be interesting to see how Dark Horse Comics handles this loss and Marvel Comics handles this gain.

Mike stated that Disney, now the owner of Lucasfilm, notified them of this move.  The move is slated to take place in 2015.

You can see the post on Dark Horse Comics’ Facebook page.

By SarahTheRebel On 30 Sep, 2013 At 08:25 AM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Star Wars: Legacy #7 takes place 138 years after the events in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and features a descendant of Han Solo – Ania Solo – and a jedi named Jao on their quest to save the galaxy. Yup, the main characters of this expanded universe Star Wars series are a black man and a female Han Solo. Everything I ever wanted in a comic.

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The plot is fast-paced and interesting, with plenty of mysteries, but never so many as to leave the reader frustrated. Ania is a straight-talking, “shoot first” kind of girl with plenty of room for her character to grow.

I also love the art and all the fantastic creatures in the series. The colors and design is dark and lovely, and really fits the Star Wars universe.

I can’t wait to read the next issue! Damn cliffhangers…

Check out our other Star Wars: Legacy reviews!

Plot

After a terrible vision of Empress Fel being struck down by a Sith, Ania Solo and Imperial Knight Jao ignore direct orders and set out in search of the murdering Sith. It’s the right thing to do…but it’s also scratching their itch for adventure!

The Deets

Writer:
Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
Artist:
Brian Thies
Cover Artist:
Livio Ramondelli
By SarahTheRebel On 29 Sep, 2013 At 07:51 PM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Mass Effect: Foundation #3 is supposed to be the story of a great assassin working for Cerberus, but we’re treated along the way to a few old friends, like Wrex, and in this issue, Ashley Williams.

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I love the classic BioWare storytelling, the strong female characters, and the bloody fight scenes. The art is still meh, but the story is so good that I don’t really care.

I don’t want this series to end.

Check out my review of ME: Foundation issues 1 and 2!

Plot

The loss of the human colony Eden Prime was the first in a series of catastrophes to mark the return of the Reapers—a race of sentient AI that would threaten all life in the galaxy. Now, in her own words, Gunnery Chief Ashley Williams reveals what she saw.

The Deets

Writer: Mac Walters

Artist: Tony Parker

Colorist: Michael Atiyeh

Cover Artist: Benjamin Carre

Buy Mass Effect: Foundation #3 here!

By SarahTheRebel On 20 Sep, 2013 At 03:15 PM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Kiss Me, Satan is a new series by Victor Gischler (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike—A Dark Place, Punisher MAX, X-Men) and Juan Ferreyra (Colder, Rex Mundi).

I’m really enjoying the story so far. It’s a very grown-up fairy tale story, but not too mature to have some fun. I get a very Dogma vibe, and since that’s one of my favorite movies, I take it as a good sign. All-in-all, the writing is engaging and fun, and I can’t wait to see how our ‘heroes’ get out of this one.

As for the art, it’s just perfect. Dark, saturated, intricate and, at times, disgusting. Oh yes, be warned that this comic is graphic. I’m loving the character designs and the ingenious way Ferreyra is able to capture the essence of a monster in a human face. For example, the werewolves actually kind of have dog-like faces when they’re human, allowing one to instantly recognize which mystical species you’re looking at.

The first issue was a fun, action-filled, supernatural ride, and I can’t wait for issue two!

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Plot

Cassian Steele is the boss of the werewolf mafia in the Big Easy, and he’s got a problem. The old witch Verona knows his secret and has gone into hiding. Cassian wants her dead. So he sends out the word: An open contract. The first monster to dust Verona gets a big payday. What no one realizes is that Barnabus Black, a demon desperately trying to regain his halo, is her protection.

The Deets

Writer: Victor Gischler

Artist: Juan Ferreyra

Cover Artist: Dave Johnson

Buy it here!

By SarahTheRebel On 9 Sep, 2013 At 11:49 PM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarWriter Bryan J. L. Glass (Mighty Marvel: Women of Marvel, Thor: First Thunder) and artist Victor Santos (Ghosts, Polar: Came from the Cold, Filthy Rich), two-thirds of the Harvey Award-winning Mice Templar team, will join forces once again for a creator-owned superhero series: Furious!

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Furious is a five-issue miniseries where celebrity, fame, and superheroes meet.

“Furious, the character, is driven by the same outrage and anger we all feel toward injustice, but as a superheroine she realizes she actually has the power to do something about it,” says writer Bryan J. L. Glass. “But no matter how noble the intention, there’s always a price to pay for reckless action.”

Staring into a fractured mirror of her life, the world’s first superhero, Furious, seeks to atone for her past sins by doling out rage-fueled justice! But the spotlight of our celebrity-obsessed media threatens to undo her noblest efforts and expose her true identity before she can achieve redemption.

Furious, the series, is driven by those consequences: an adrenaline-fueled crash into the darkest depths of one woman’s shattered world and what she chooses to do about it!” added Glass.

For fans who can’t wait, Furious will be featured in Dark Horse Presents #31 on December 18.

You know I can’t wait to read about a new female superhero, especially in a universe where she is the only one of her kind.

Furious #1 (of 5) is in comic shops everywhere on January 29, 2014!

By SarahTheRebel On 9 Sep, 2013 At 10:41 PM | Categorized As Comics/Manga | With 0 Comments
By SarahTheRebel On 13 Aug, 2013 At 06:21 AM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, News | With 0 Comments

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Clown Fatale is the new upcoming Dark Horse comic series by Victor Gischler (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike—A Dark Place, Punisher MAX, X-Men) and drawn by Italian artist Maurizio Rosenzweig, with colors by Moreno Dinisio.

The series promises to be full of dark humor and graphic violence as we dive into a vivid, stylish, cinematic tale of action and blood. The series will also feature covers by Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Ex Sanguine, The Occultist).

“I wanted to write a comic that was like the baby of Russ Meyer and Quentin Tarantino on whiskey and meth, and Dark Horse was cool enough to let me do it,” stated writer Victor Gischler. “I wanted something that was Grindhouse but simultaneously a parody of Grindhouse. Clown Fatale is the result, and Maurizio and Moreno are killing it with the visuals.”

Plot

In the world of circus folk, there’s nothing lower than a clown. So when the Femme Clowns are mistaken for contract killers, they abandon their shabby traveling circus for a world of violence and cruelty—with clown makeup.

Clown Fatale #1 is in comic shops everywhere November 13, 2013.

By SarahTheRebel On 1 Aug, 2013 At 08:13 AM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, Reviews | With 0 Comments

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If you’ve been following along, we’re now on issue #4 of Amala’s Blade, a delightful comic about a master assassin with a load of baggage – oh, and she just happens to be female. No biggie.

This finale is all a lover of swashbuckling could ever want. Multiple betrayals, brutal deaths, and a shocking end. I loved it! I also quite enjoyed watching Amala duel her mother. We see plenty of guys having to fight their evil fathers, but we rarely see biological mother and daughter physically fighting it out.

I have a love/hate relationship with the art style of Amala’s Blade. I love the character designs, faces, and the grittiness of the style, but I also think a lot of things are ugly and angular, and sometimes the sketchy style just looks like someone doodled instead of drawing, if you know what I mean.

But overall, my only wish is that this miniseries was longer. It wrapped up too quickly for my taste! I’d love to see more from Amala and her friends.

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Plot

Master assassin Amala uncovers Prince Markos’s plan to reignite civil war between Modifiers and Purifiers! Can she stem the tides of war? What is the deadly secret her mother carries? And will Amala face her long-lost destiny?

Deets

Writer:
Steve Horton
Artist:
Michael Dialynas
Colorist:
Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist:
Michael Dialynas

Buy it here!

By SarahTheRebel On 31 Jul, 2013 At 09:05 PM | Categorized As Reviews | With 0 Comments

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As you know, I’m a huge Angel fan. For more information on this series, check out my first Angel & Faith review.

Angel & Faith #24 (Steve Morris cover) continues the mighty battle from #23 and it is so. Damn. Good. This is everything you remember from the show – humor mixed with chaos, edge-of-your-seat moments, and moments that make you yell, “YES KILL THAT ASSHOLE YES.” Or maybe that’s just me.

Again, Rebekah’s creatures get the chance to shine and sicken with their crazy forms and molten limbs. This is my favorite issue in the series so far, hands down.

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Plot

Angel and Faith will need all the help they can get when it comes to stopping this season’s ubervillains from unleashing a magic-fueled plague on the earth. Enter an archmage, a former Watcher, and two socialites who’ve dabbled in magic…will it be enough?

Deets

Writer:
Christos Gage
Artist:
Rebekah Isaacs
Colorist:
Dan Jackson
Cover Artist:
Steve Morris

Buy it here!

By SarahTheRebel On 29 Jul, 2013 At 08:55 AM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, Reviews | With 0 Comments

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I was rather surprised when I learned about Mass Effect: Foundation. We had multiple comic series pop up in anticipation of and during Mass Effect 3, but the next Mass Effect game isn’t expected for quite a while. I must admit, I’m thrilled at the chance to enter the world again!

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Mass Effect: Foundation #1 kicks off with lead Mass Effect writer Mac Walters at the helm of a new series. The writing has those delicious twists and tough questions that we know and love from BioWare.

As for the art, the cover looks really different to me…not sure why, but it has a much softer feel than the past covers. The art on the pages is fairly standard. I was aggravated, as usual, by the giant breasts and skinny arms of the lead female, but that’s pretty much a given in most comics. They can’t all be Amalas!

Overall, I recommend this series to fans of Mass Effect, because the story is pure BioWare (so far), and I can’t wait to see whether we’re following a protagonist or an antagonist female lead!

Plot

Mass Effect: Foundation starts with a bang, introducing readers to an enigmatic “agent” and revealing the story of her time spent on the violent mining colony of Themis.

The Deets

Writer:
Mac Walters
Artist:
Omar Francia
Colorist:
Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist:
Benjamin Carré

Click here to purchase ME: Foundation #1.