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  • Writer's pictureTrusty Henchman

Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Action/Adventure

Action/Adventure! The great catch all for 'gunfights but in no discernable genre'. There's not enough lasers to be sci-fi, not enough orcs to be fantasy, and not enough capers to be crime. Action/adventure!

You'll see that I'll try to include a little order code with most items (ex:JUL200019). Show some love to your retailer and use those codes when you can, it saves a lot of time on the data entry end of things.



(W/A) Stefan Tosheff

Marshal Minerva has been hired by the Saving Hand Foundation to locate two equally ancient, otherworldly items and the individuals who hold them. Sounds easy enough. But she suspects there might be something larger at play. Car chases, fist fights, Euro tracksuit thugs, unwarranted self-confidence, and a fish named Conor - Marshal Minerva has a dangerous road ahead of her.


Why this caught my eye:

I just think that's a catchy title. Tosheff posted some previews up on his tumblr and it looks like a fun action romp



(W) Preston Poulter (A) Lavalle Davis

Lilya Litvak is destined to become the greatest female fighter pilot of all time, flying for the Russian Army in World War II against the Germans who conquered who home in Poland. But first she's got to survive harsh commanders, sexist trainers and bad equipment before she'll get the chance to face German planes and bullets.


Why this caught my eye:

I'm generally interested in this time period and also stories about female service members during WWII, but I'm also curious because the genre of war comics feels like it's hands down dominated by Garth Ennis. I'm always a little curious to see what other voices have to bring to the table.



(W) Ken Bulmer (A) Tom Tully, Jesus Blasco

Louis Crandell was but a lowly lab assistant with a prosthetic, steel hand until an experiment gone awry results in a horrific explosion. Surging with electric charge which bestows Crandell the power of invisibility with the exception of his steel hand, so commence a series of uncanny thrills! Written by stalwarts of the British comics industry, Ken Bulmer (Jet-Ace Logan) and Tom Tully (Roy of the Rovers) and illustrated by the legendary Spanish artist, Jesus Blasco (Capitán Trueno), Rebellion's Treasury of British Comics is proud to present the first in a series of graphic novels collecting together for the first time every strip of 1960s adventure comics like none other!


Why this caught my eye:

I think the last time I saw anything with Steel Claw was in that 2005 Albion series, so it's cool to see a complete reprinting of the classic material.



(W) Ales Kot (A/CA) Luca Casalanguida, Heather Moore

Vietnam, 1969. Juarez, 2009. Three men tied together by the war they left behind-on a collision course with the new one. As old grievances resurface close to the border, the bodies pile up. Can the men escape the cycles of violence, or will they be swallowed by them again, this time forever? Collects Lost Soldiers #1-5.


Why this caught my eye:

I've generally enjoyed most of Kot's work so I always want to see what he's up to, and Casalanguida's artwork look great. It's giving me some Goran Parlov and Leandro Fernandez vibes and I'm always down with that type of style.


That's it for this batch, will hit some auto-bio material next!

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