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  • Writer's pictureTrusty Henchman

New & Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Action/Adventure

This batch features the return of more Garth Ennis war tales, a mute assassin, an elite squad protecting the remnants of human civilization, a tale of a poor schmuck in over his head, and some Blade Runner-style action featuring dogs.

 

BATTLE ACTION #1 (OF 5)

(W) Garth Ennis, John Wagner (A) Dan Cornwell (A/CA) Keith Burns


Battle Action returns with an all-new mini-series of war stories. This first issue sees the return of Johnny Red and his Falcon Squadron hunting down German raiders, written by Garth Ennis with art by Keith Burns. Also included is a newly-penned HMS Nightshade story by John Wagner, a tale focusing on the bonds of friendship forged during naval battles, drawn by Dan Cornwell. Future issues will feature stories by Torunn Gr nbekk, Chris Burnham, Rob Williams, Dan Abnett, and more.

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Why this caught my eye:

That's a solid line up of creators, and I also just like to imagine that Garth Ennis is living his best life since he's always being given endless opportunities to do more war comics.

 

KLIK KLIK BOOM #1 (OF 5)

(W) Doug Wagner (A/CA) Douglas Dabbs, Matt Wilson


Meet Sprout, a mute assassin who communicates exclusively through polaroid pictures. Being raised by her doomsday-prepping grandfather in the rolling hills of Idaho, Sprout has never been around other people, watched TV, or seen clothes outside of Army fatigues. Now she's headed to the big lights of New York City to avenge her grandfather's murder, but will the city's mesmerizing glitz and glam help her succeed-or be the death of her?

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Why this caught my eye:

Setup sounds fun, and art's looking good in the previews.

 

SAVAGE SQUAD 6 #1

(W) Robert Venditti, Brockton McKinney (A) Dalts Dalton


The year is 2037. A brutal world war has left humanity in shambles. The remnants of civilization are tracked down and systematically eliminated by The Scourge. For the people of the central colonies, only one hope remains, an elite team deployed into the deadliest location on the planet: Savage Squad 6!

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Why this caught my eye:

The pitch feels a little generic, but Venditti has done good work in the past so it's worth checking out.

 

MEZKAL HC

(W) Kevan Stevens (A/CA) Jef


Vananka Darmont's life has sucked since his Indian father stuck him with such a weird name before disappearing. When he comes home from his soul-draining job to find his mother dead from an overdose, he decides to abandon the $31k in debt she left him to find a new life in Mexico. But trouble follows him like a shadow, and he soon finds himself wrapped up in a world of drug smugglers, white supremacists, and federal agents. In the middle of all that, however, is perhaps the one good thing ever introduced to his life: Leila. And when she's kidnapped, rescuing her becomes his single purpose.

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Why this caught my eye:

Was tempted during its Kickstarter launch. While I always feel like I'm missing out by limiting how many Magnetic Press Kickstarters I support, at least they do make it to larger distribution and I can always catch up.

 

SCRAPPER #1 (OF 6)

(W) Cliff Bleszinksi, Alex De Campi (A) Sandy Jarrell (CA) Juan Ferreyra


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Game design genius CLIFF BLESZINSKI (Gears of War, Fortnite) makes his comics debut with critically acclaimed writer ALEX DE CAMPI (DRACULA, MOTHERF**KER!, PARASOCIAL) and fan-favorite artist SANDY JARRELL (Bombshells, Lynx)!


Blade Runner-style action mixes with big emotions as stray dog Scrapper and his buddy Tank fight for justice against the totalitarian forces of a post-apocalyptic domed city. But when the fight comes to his home, Scrapper will face losing what's most important to him-and gain a terrifying truth in the process. (Don't worry, Mom. The dog doesn't die.)

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Why this caught my eye:

You had me at dogs. And then you added post-apocalyptic, so good insta-sell combo.

 

That's it for this batch, we'll check out some crime/suspense on the next round!

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