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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Arrivals April 21st

DV8 Gods and Monsters #1

The fan-favorite series DV8 returns with the eight-part "Gods & Monsters" arc written by critically acclaimed writer Brian Wood (DEMO, DMZ, NORTHLANDERS) with art by up-and-comer Rebekah Isaacs (Drafted). In their short history, the mismatched band of superpowered losers, freaks and masochists of DV8 have seen a lot and done even more, but it's nothing compared to this. As Gem Antonelli (a.k.a. Copycat) is debriefed in a holding cell, the story of how eight troubled teenagers were briefly gods to a prehistorical world unfolds against the backdrop of a cataclysmic disaster. "The Day I Tried To Live" is part one in this amazing and tragic story unlike anything set in the WildStorm Universe before.

Wood seems to be at his best when he's creating his own worlds and this is what he does here.  He takes some throw away characters and actually gives them some depth.  Although this issue is mostly set up, it left me wanting more.  Isaacs does a bang up job on the art.  She seems to float seamlessly between the action sequences and the more emotionally charged scenes. 

Firestar #1
Angelica Jones has been many things in her life. Daughter. Friend. Fiancée. Mutant. Hellion. New Warrior. Avenger. And, most recently, cancer survivor. Granted a second chance at life, Angelica has only one question for herself: What do I do with it?

This story starts out like many with a female superheroes - typical girl during the day, trying to balance relationships, friends, family and school coupled with the difficulties of abnormal powers. However, the story takes a touching turn when Jones' meets her dad's new girlfriend and daughter. Beautiful artwork and beautiful story completes our investment in these characters.

Joe the Barbarian #4 

Who are the mysterious Sorcerors of Inventoria, and why have they taken a vow of cowardice? The mysteries of the Iron Kingdom and its relationship to Joe's real world are revealed at last, and a new companion joins the doomed fellowship for a voyage into Ultimate Darkness. 

RASL TP Vol. 2 Fire of St. George
Jeff Smith's fast paced sci-fi thriller about an inter-dimensional art thief continues in this action-packed graphic novel. The secrets of RASL's technology and his hidden past are exposed when a mysterious lizard-faced stranger starts killing the art thief's girlfriends in multiple universes. The stranger knows that RASL used to work for the military-industrial complex on a project codenamed The St. George Array, and believes that RASL has stolen secrets that will unlock the power of the universe. Collects issues #4-7. Mature themes

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