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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Humor/Satire

This batch of humor titles includes a D&D reunion, a kaiju tribute, the dramatic duo of William Shakespeare and William Page, a devilish sexy rom-com, and a new anthology miniseries by Juni Ba!



(W) Jasmine Walls (A) Dozerdraws

Roll for initiative! Jay, Lana, Drew, Walter, and Shen have played Dice & Deathtraps together since high school. Now, on the verge of graduating college and scattering, they've decided to finally complete their unfinished first campaign. But when Jay's partner Cassandra joins as a new player, Lana's afraid the party won't ever finish their quest...


Why this caught my eye:

I really enjoy Dozerdraws' art style and this sounds like a charming character driven story, so should be worth checking out.



(W) Marco Fontanili (A/CA) Marco Fontanili

Kingjira, the king of monsters, has escaped from his prison and he is causing panic in the city. The reason for his fury is simple: the King is hungry. And we all know what kings' food is, don't we? Simple: the pizza! Kingjira: Hungry like a Monster is a funny tribute to the kaiju genre!


Why this caught my eye:

Fontanili's art looks pretty fantastic, plus hey can't say no to more kaiju goodness.



(W) Eric Gladstone (A) Gabrielle Kari (CA) Logan Faerber

When Queen Elizabeth I is kidnapped, only the dramatic duo of William Shakespeare and William Page in their superhero alter-egos, THE BARD and PAGE can save her! Written in iambic pentameter, No Holds Bard is a throwback comedy adventure 400 years in the making.

Gail Simone says, "...brilliantly written, gorgeously illustrated. This is why I am in love with comics."


Why this caught my eye:

I've been following Kari's work for a bit now and I just really love her style.



(W) Mirka Andolfo (A/CA) Mirka Andolfo

Paprika is a successful New York businesswoman. She neglects her personal life and relationships in favor of pursuing her career. Her heart was broken by an old flame, and her rigid upbringing has made her introverted to a debilitating degree. Despite all this, she still wants a romantic relationship-she just doesn't know what she's doing. Not like Dill, the handsome delivery boy with an angelic attitude who's always surrounded by besotted women. He doesn't have a worry in the world, and that makes Paprika very nervous. But maybe he's the guy who can help her with her feelings-and with sex.

Bridget Jones's Diary meets Sex and the City with a pinch of The Devil Wears Prada in the new international hit by acclaimed creator MIRKA ANDOLFO (UNNATURAL, MERCY).



Why this caught my eye:

I think I probably already spotlighted this when the first issue was offered but I've been waiting for the collection and just thought it would be good to highlight it again. Here's a quick review from AIPT so you can check out some artwork as well.



(W) Juni Ba (A/CA) Juni Ba

MINISERIES PREMIERE DJELIYA creator JUNI BA introduces a new fantasy universe in this ANTHOLOGY SERIES!

The Monkey Meat Company made its fortune selling cans of processed meat all around the world. Using that money to fuel their wacky experiments, they turned their native island into a magical hyper-capitalist hellscape where even demons have to pay rent! Follow the lives of the creatures of Monkey Meat Island in this fun, action-packed romp. Each issue is its own story!

"With this follow-up to DJELIYA, JUNI BA delivers a smart, funny, and drop-dead gorgeous satire of capitalism, climate annihilation, and perpetual content culture, proving once again that he is one of the most exciting cartoonists working today." -SEBASTIAN GIRNER (SCALES AND SCOUNDRELS)

"A showcase of pure imagination and storytelling prowess. MONKEY MEAT is a dream of what comics should be, but it's here in your hand right now." -HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU (PanelxPanel Magazine)


Why this caught my eye:

I know I've said that I think the art just looks amazing for the past few books on this spotlight session, but I mean c'mon, just look at Juni Ba's work. I'm getting Jim Mahfood and Dan Hipp vibes and that's all I need to fall in love with a style.


That's it for this batch, we'll take a look at some art books on the next round.

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