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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New Comic Day: April 23rd 2014

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 6:00 AM

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Fracture Volume 2 #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Chad Cicconi), $2.99
Fracture Volume 2 #4 (Of 4)(Cover B Bill Blankenship), $2.99
Fracture Volume 2 #4 (Of 4)(Cover C Steve Bryant), $3.99
Jack Hammer #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Ionic), $2.99
Jack Hammer #3 (Of 4)(Cover B Des Taylor), $3.99
Skyward Volume 2 Strange Creatures TP, $8.99
Vamplets Undead Pet Society #1 (Cover A Amanda Coronado), $3.99
Vamplets Undead Pet Society #1 (Cover B Gayle Middleton), $4.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Betty And Veronica #270 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99
Betty And Veronica #270 (Ryan Jampole Chibi Tea Party Variant Cover), $2.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #259 (SEGA Variant Cover), $2.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #259 (Tracy Yardley Regular Cover), $2.99

ASPEN COMICS
All New Soulfire #4 (Cover A V. Ken Marion), $3.99
All New Soulfire #4 (Cover B V. Ken Marion), $3.99
All New Soulfire #4 (Cover C V. Ken Marion), $3.99
All New Soulfire #4 (Cover D V. Ken Marion), $3.99
Fathom Kiani Volume 3 #2 (Cover A Giuseppe Cafaro), $3.99
Fathom Kiani Volume 3 #2 (Cover B V. Ken Marion), $3.99
Fathom Kiani Volume 3 #2 (Cover C Paolo Pantalena), AR

AVATAR PRESS
Crossed Annual 2014 (Jacen Burrows Regular Cover), $5.99
Crossed Annual 2014 (Jacen Burrows Red Crossed Incentive Cover), AR
Crossed Annual 2014 (Gabriel Andrade Torture Cover), $5.99
Crossed Annual 2014 (Rafa Ortiz Wraparound Cover), $5.99
Crossed Badlands #50 Deluxe Collector Box Set, $99.99
Crossed Badlands #52 (Christian Zanier Regular Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #52 (Rafael Ortiz Fatal Fantasy Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #52 (Christian Zanier Red Crossed Incentive Cover), AR
Crossed Badlands #52 (Jacen Burrows Torture Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #52 (Christian Zanier Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Gravel Combat Magician #3 (Caanan White Regular Cover), $3.99
Gravel Combat Magician #3 (Mike Wolfer Black Magic Incentive Cover), AR
Gravel Combat Magician #3 (Mike Wolfer Horror Cover), $3.99
Gravel Combat Magician #3 (Mike Wolfer Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Uber #11 (Caanan White Regular Cover), $3.99
Uber #11 (Caanan White Blitzkrieg Incentive Cover), AR
Uber #11 (Michael Dipascale Propaganda Poster Cover), $3.99
Uber #11 (Caanan White Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Uber #9 (Gabriel Andrade War Crimes Cover), $5.99
Uber Special #1 Three Objectives Cover Set, $29.99

BLACK LIBRARY
Warhammer Gotrek And Felix The Serpent Queen HC, $14.00

BLEEDING COOL
Bleeding Cool Magazine #9, $4.99

BONGO COMICS
Duffman Adventures #1, $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Bravest Warriors #19 (Cover A Kyle Fewell), $3.99
Bravest Warriors #19 (Cover B Kelly & Nichole Matthews), $3.99
Bravest Warriors #19 (Cover C Jason Adams), AR
Bravest Warriors #19 (Cover D Emily Partridge), AR
Day Men #3 (Brian Stelfreeze 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Evil Empire #2 (Cover A Jay Shaw), $3.99
Evil Empire #2 (Cover B Signed Symbol), AR
Hacktivist #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Marcus To), $3.99
Herobear And The Kid Saving Time #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Mike Kunkel), $3.99
Herobear And The Kid Saving Time #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Humberto Ramos), AR
Herobear And The Kid Saving Time #1 (Of 5)(Cover C George Perez), AR
Midas Flesh #5 (Of 8)(Cover A John Keogh), $3.99
Midas Flesh #5 (Of 8)(Cover B Emily Carroll), AR
Peanuts #17 (Cover A Charles M. Schulz), $3.99
Planet Of The Apes Cataclysm Volume 3 TP, $14.99
Regular Show #12 (Cover A Matt Cummings), $3.99
Regular Show #12 (Cover B Felicia Choo), $3.99
Regular Show #12 (Cover C Jon Morris), AR
Regular Show #12 (Cover D Manuel Kilger), AR
Steed And Mrs Peel Volume 3 TP, $14.99

CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
Wonder Woman Unbound Curious History Of The World's Most Famous Heroine SC (not verified by Diamond), $18.95

COMIC SHOP NEWS
Comic Shop News #1401, AR

COMIX BURO
Sketchbook Cassegrain Volume 2 SC, $30.00
Sketchbook Meynet Volume 1 SC, $30.00
Sketchbook Presing Volume 1 SC, $30.00

DANGER ZONE
Bo Plushy Gangsta #2 (Pavel Balabanov Regular Cover), $3.99
Bo Plushy Gangsta #2 (Pavel Balabanov Variant Cover), AR
Ghost Town TP, $11.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Bride Of The Water God Volume 15 TP, $9.99
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #2 (Rebekah Isaacs Variant Cover), $3.50
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #2 (Steve Morris Variant Cover), $3.50
Conan The Avenger #1, $3.50
EC Archives Weird Fantasy Volume 1 HC, $49.99
Eltingville Club #1 (Of 2), $3.99
Gantz Volume 31 TP, $13.99
Halo Escalation #5, $3.99
Mass Effect Foundation #10, $3.99
Massive #22, $3.50
Mind MGMT #21, $3.99
Someplace Strange HC, $19.99
Star Wars Legacy II #14, $2.99
Star Wars Omnibus Knights Of The Old Republic Volume 3 TP, $24.99
Tomb Raider #3, $3.50
Witcher #2 (Of 5), $3.99

DC COMICS
All-Star Western #30, $3.99
Aquaman #30 (MAD Variant Cover), AR
Aquaman #30 (Paul Pelletier & Sean Parsons Regular Cover), $2.99
Batman Arkham City Armored Batman Statue, $124.95
Batman Eternal #3, $2.99
Batman Superman #9 (Jae Lee Combo Pack Cover), $4.99
Batman Superman #9 (Jae Lee Regular Cover), $3.99
Batman Superman #9 (Robot Chicken Variant Cover), AR
Books Of Magic TP (New Edition), $16.99
Catwoman #30, $2.99
Dead Boy Detectives #5, $2.99
Deadman Volume 5 TP, $16.99
Flash #30 (Anton Emdin MAD Variant Cover), AR
Flash #30 (Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund Regular Cover), $2.99
Green Lantern Volume 3 The End TP, $19.99
Green Lantern Volume 4 Dark Days HC, $24.99
Justice League Dark #30 (MAD Variant Cover), AR
Justice League Dark #30 (Mikel Janin Regular Cover), $3.99
Justice League United #0 (Blank Variant Cover), AR
Justice League United #0 (Mike McKone Combo Pack Cover), $4.99
Justice League United #0 (Mike McKone Regular Cover), $3.99
Justice League United #0 (Mike McKone Variant Cover), AR
Larfleeze #10, $2.99
MAD Magazine #527, $5.99
Red Lanterns #30, $2.99
Secret Origins #1 (Andy Kubert Variant Cover), AR
Secret Origins #1 (Lee Bermejo Regular Cover), $4.99
Superman #30 (Andy Kubert Regular Cover), $2.99
Superman #30 (MAD Variant Cover), AR
Teen Titans #30 (Final Issue)(Kenneth Rocafort Regular Cover), $3.99
Teen Titans #30 (Final Issue)(MAD Variant Cover), AR
Teen Titans Go #3, $2.99

DEVILS DUE ENTERTAINMENT
Mercy Sparx #5 (Cover A Matt Merhoff)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99
Mercy Sparx #5 (Cover B Elizabeth Torque)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99

DRAWN AND QUARTERLY
Over Easy HC, $24.95

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Ash And The Army Of Darkness #6 (Dennis Calero Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Ash And The Army Of Darkness #6 (Justin Erickson Regular Cover), $3.99
Frank Thorne's Red Sonja Art Edition HC, $150.00
Garth Ennis' The Complete Battlefields Volume 3 HC, $24.99
George R.R. Martin's A Game Of Thrones #20 (Mike S. Miller Regular Cover), $3.99
Lady Rawhide #5 (Of 5)(Joseph Michael Linser Regular Cover), $3.99
Lady Rawhide #5 (Of 5)(Joseph Michael Linser Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Robotech Voltron #3 (Of 5)(Tommy Yune Regular Cover), $3.99
Shadow Now #6 (Of 6)(Colton Worley Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Shadow Now #6 (Of 6)(Tim Bradstreet Regular Cover), $3.99
Sherlock Holmes Moriarty Lives #3 (Of 5)(Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $3.99
Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #1 (Alex Ross Silver Signature Edition), AR
Vampirella Archives Volume 9 HC, $49.99
Warlord Of Mars #35 (Carlos Rafael Black & White Risque Ultra-Limited Variant Cover), AR
Warlord Of Mars #35 (Carlos Rafael Risque Variant Cover), AR
Warlord Of Mars #35 (Clint Langley Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord Of Mars #35 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $3.99

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Buddy Buys A Dump TP (not verified by Diamond), $19.99
Love Bunglers HC (not verified by Diamond), $19.99
Unlovable Volume 3 HC (not verified by Diamond), $29.99
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Volume 5 Trail Of The Unicorn HC (not verified by Diamond), $29.99

FIERY STUDIOS
Clockwork Game GN (not verified by Diamond), $19.95

IDW PUBLISHING
24 #1 (Cover A Davide Furno), $3.99
24 #1 (Cover RI Paul Shipper), AR
24 #1 (Cover SUB Photo), $3.99
7th Sword #1 (Cover A Andrew C. Robinson), $3.99
7th Sword #1 (Cover SUB Nelson Blake II), $3.99
City The Mind In The Machine #3 (Cover A Tommy Lee Edwards), $3.99
City The Mind In The Machine #3 (Cover SUB Bernard Chang), $3.99
Danger Girl May Day #1 (Of 4)(Cover A John Royle), $3.99
Danger Girl May Day #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB John Royle), $3.99
Dungeons And Dragons Forgotten Realms Classics Omnibus Volume 1 TP, $29.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #201 (Cover A S.L. Gallant), $3.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #201 (Cover RI-A Larry Hama), AR
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #201 (Cover RI-B Rob Liefeld), AR
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #11 (Cover A Matt Frank), $3.99
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #11 (Cover RI Jeff Zornow), AR
Magic The Gathering Volume 4 Theros TP, $19.99
Popeye Classics #21 (Cover A Bud Sagendorf), $3.99
Princess Of Mars Illustrated Prose HC, $29.99
Rocketeer The Spirit Pulp Friction HC, $21.99
Rogue Trooper #3 (Cover A Glenn Fabry), $3.99
Rogue Trooper #3 (Cover SUB James Stokoe), $3.99
Samurai Jack Classics Volume 2 TP, $19.99
Star Slammers Re-Mastered #2 (Cover SUB Walter Simonson), $3.99
Star Trek #32 (Cover A Erfan Fajar), $3.99
Star Trek #32 (Cover SUB Photo), $3.99
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #7 (Cover SUB Jerry Ordway), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #33 (Cover A Mateus Santolouco), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #33 (Cover B Kevin Eastman), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #33 (Cover RI Stephen Mooney), AR
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Volume 7 TP, $19.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #10 (Cover A Dario Brizuela), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #10 (Cover RI James Silvani), AR
Transformers Robots In Disguise #28 (Cover A Casey W. Coller), $3.99
Transformers Robots In Disguise #28 (Cover RI Livio Ramondelli), AR
Transformers Robots In Disguise #28 (Cover SUB Andrew Griffith), $3.99
X-Files Season 10 Volume 2 HC, $24.99

IMAGE COMICS
Dead Body Road #5 (Of 6), $2.99
Deadly Class #2 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50
Deadly Class #3 (2nd Printing Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $3.50
Distant Soil Volume 2 The Ascendant TP, $16.99
East Of West #1 (Jonathan Hickman Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $19.99
Five Ghosts #11, $2.99
Fuse #3 (Cover A Justin Greenwood), $3.50
Fuse #3 (Cover B Jamie McKelvie), $3.50
Ghosted #9, $2.99
Lazarus #8, $2.99
Manhattan Projects #20, $3.50
Mice Templar IV Legend #9 (Cover A Michael Avon Oeming), $3.99
Mice Templar IV Legend #9 (Cover B Victor Santos & Chandra Free), $3.99
Protectors Inc #6, $2.99
Saviors #4, $2.99
Sheltered #8, $2.99
Shotgun Wedding #4 (Of 4), $3.99
Skullkickers #26, $3.50
Sovereign #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Sovereign #2, $2.99
Thief Of Thieves #20, $2.99
Undertow #3 (Of 6)(Cover A Artyom Trakhanov), $2.99
Undertow #3 (Of 6)(Cover B Brian Churilla), $2.99
Walking Dead #117 (3rd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Walking Dead #126, $2.99
Zero #7 (Cover A Matt Taylor & Tom Muller), $2.99
Zero #7 (Cover B Sean Phillips & Tom Muller), $2.99

INSIGHT EDITIONS
Last Of Us The Poster Collection SC, $24.99
World According To Spider-Man HC, $24.95

KODANSHA COMICS
Animal Land Volume 9 GN, $10.99

MARVEL COMICS
All-New Invaders #4, $3.99
All-New X-Men #23 (Dale Keown 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Avengers Undercover #3 (Francesco Mattina Regular Cover), $2.99
Avengers Undercover #3 (Jorge Molina Variant Cover), AR
Brilliant Volume 1 HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99
Captain Marvel #1 (David Lopez 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Daredevil #2 (Alex Maleev Captain America Team-Up Variant Cover), AR
Daredevil #2 (Chris Samnee Regular Cover), $3.99
Daredevil #2 (Frank Cho Artist Variant Cover), AR
Dexter Down Under #3 (Of 5), $3.99
Elektra #1 (Bill Sienkiewicz Variant Cover), AR
Elektra #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR
Elektra #1 (Michael Del Mundo Regular Cover), $3.99
Elektra #1 (Paolo Rivera Variant Cover), AR
Elektra #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR
Fantastic Four #2 (Leonard Kirk 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Fantastic Four #3 (J.G. Jones Variant Cover), AR
Fantastic Four #3 (John Romita Jr. Regular Cover), $3.99
George Romero's Empire Of The Dead Act One #4 (Of 5)(Alex Maleev Regular Cover), $3.99
George Romero's Empire Of The Dead Act One #4 (Of 5)(Arthur Suydam NYC Variant Cover), AR
Guardians Of The Galaxy #12 (Mike Deodato 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy #14, $4.99
Inhuman Lithograph #4 (Promotional Item), AR
Iron Patriot #2 (Garry Brown Regular Cover), $3.99
Iron Patriot #2 (Joe Bennett Variant Cover), AR
Marvel Masterworks The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 16 HC, $69.99
Marvel Masterworks The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 16 HC (Direct Market Variant Edition Volume 205), $69.99
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #25, $2.99
Ms. Marvel #2 (Jamie McKelvie 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Origin II #1 (Of 5)(Stan Lee Gold Signature Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $699.99
Origin II #1 (Of 5)(Stan Lee Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $399.99
Original Sin #0 (Jim Cheung Regular Cover), $4.99
Original Sin #0 (Paolo Rivera Artist Variant Cover), AR
Powers Bureau #9, $3.95
Savage Wolverine #17, $3.99
Savage Wolverine Volume 1 Kill Island TP, $19.99
Secret Avengers Volume 3 How To MA.I.M. A Mockingbird TP, $17.99
Superior Spider-Man #30 (Giuseppe Camuncoli 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #12, $3.99
Thor By Walter Simonson Volume 5 TP, $29.99
Thunderbolts #25, $2.99
Uncanny Avengers #19 (Agustin Alessio Variant Cover), AR
Uncanny Avengers #19 (Daniel Acuna Regular Cover), $3.99
What If Age Of Ultron #4 (Of 5)(Chris Stevens Regular Cover), $3.99
What If Age Of Ultron #4 (Of 5)(Jim Rugg Variant Cover), AR
X-Men Legacy Volume 4 For We Are Many TP, $15.99

MARVEL PRESS
X-Men An Origin Story HC, $8.99

ONI PRESS
Bunker #2 (James Callahan 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Bunker #3, $3.99
Letter 44 #6, $3.99

OSSM COMICS
Thaniel #2 (Of 4), $3.99

REBELLION
Judge Dredd Megazine #346, $12.25
Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files Volume 22 TP, $32.99

ST. MARTIN'S GRIFFIN
Walking Dead Novel Volume 4 The Fall Of The Governor Part 2 HC, $25.99

THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS
Walking Dead Volume 2 The Road To Woodbury MMPB, $7.99

TITAN PUBLISHING
Star Trek Magazine #49 (Newsstand Edition), $9.99
Star Trek Magazine #49 (Previews Exclusive Edition), $9.99
Star Wars Insider #149 (Newsstand Edition), $7.99
Star Wars Insider #149 (Previews Exclusive Edition), $7.99

TOHAN CORPORATION
Megami January 2014, $16.60
Newtype January 2014, $16.00

UDON ENTERTAINMENT
DmC Devil May Cry Visual Art SC, $39.99
Gurren Lagann Art Works SC, $39.99
SoulCalibur New Legends Of Project Soul SC, $39.99
Street Fighter Classic Volume 3 Psycho Crusher HC, $54.99

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Eternal Warrior #8, $3.99
Harbinger #22 (Barry Kitson Variant Cover), AR
Harbinger #22 (Michael Walsh Regular Cover), $3.99
Harbinger #22 (Zach Montoya interlocking Variant Cover), $3.99
X-O Manowar #23 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99

VERTICAL
Flowers Of Evil Volume 9 GN, $10.95

VIZ MEDIA
Shonen Jump Pack 2014 #2, $19.99

YEN PRESS
Bunny Drop Volume 10 GN, $14.00
I'm Not Popular Volume 3 GN, $11.99
Inu x Boku SS Volume 3 TP, $11.99
Spice And Wolf Volume 11 SC, $12.00
Sword Art Online Volume 1 Aincrad SC, $13.00
Umineko When They Cry Volume 6 Banquet Of The Golden Witch Part 2 GN, $22.00

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Code Red #5 (Of 5)(Cover A Drew Edward Johnson), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Code Red #5 (Of 5)(Cover B Talent Caldwell), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Code Red #5 (Of 5)(Cover C Mike Krome), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Code Red #5 (Of 5)(Cover D Felipe Massafera), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Helsing #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Mike S. Miller), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Helsing #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Marat Mychaels), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Helsing #1 (Of 4)(Cover C Mike Lilly), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Helsing #1 (Of 4)(Cover D Nei Ruffino), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland #22 (Cover A Sheldon Goh), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland #22 (Cover B Andrea Errico), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland #22 (Cover C Paolo Pantalena), $3.99

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: 21st CENTURY TANK GIRL: a book by Hewlett & Martin & Co

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 9:00 AM


Ah, good old Tank Girl.  She's one of those characters that most of us geeks just can't help but love.  Even though the cult classic movie didn't shine in theaters, it gained a lot of appreciation later on.  Now Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin are giving life to Rebecca again with this new book.  I'm really excited to see brand new stuff and can't wait for the release.  For more information, please be sure to check out the Kickstarter page.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Princeless Tales of Girls Who Rock

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 2:16 PM

Princess Adrienne is on the loose again, and this time she brought some friends! While Adrienne may be the first runaway princess, she’s certainly not the only girl who rocks! Come join Adrienne, Bedelia, Sparky, Tempest, and some brand new friends in Princeless: Tales of Girls Who Rock, a one-shot sure to introduce you to your next comics obsession!

Sometimes when you can’t get enough of something, your prayers get answered.  Granted, it was more hoping than praying that I did for additional Princeless content.  Either way, we were given another offshoot issue with Princeless Tales of Girls Who Rock, which in itself rocks.  All around, everything about getting more of this series rocks whether it’s a one-shot or more of the ongoing story.

Once again, we get to see another compact, stand alone issue featuring three more stories from the Princeless world.  Only one directly mentions anyone from the Ashe royal family, although I’m sure in some way or another all the characters have something to do with the books.  Not having read everything yet, that is one drawback not knowing, but the stories are fun regardless.

Along with the three different tales, we are exposed to another handful of artistic talent.  The styles definitely vary quite a bit between each of the stories within.  It’s always neat to me seeing the different way artists go about drawing the same world.  They each had their own unique approach to painting a picture, and were all around successful in doing so.

This particular one-shot didn't seem to be as attached to the main storyline as the last I read.  Then again, I may be missing details from issues I haven’t yet had a chance to check out.  That being said, I still enjoyed getting more Princeless content and would say this is worth adding to the collection.

For more information on the Princeless comics or other Action Lab books, check out Action Lab Comics.



Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Shahrazad 1

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 10:07 AM

A new heroine rises from the legends of the ancient world. Shahrazad was known for her amazing stories of 1001 Arabian Nights, but now it is time to tell her story! She lives a life unlike anything you could imagine.  An existence that spans generations as well as genres.  In this new ongoing series, Shahrazad stares into the storms on the horizon with determination, but the forces of nature, and of history, are not to be taken lightly!

It says a lot about how intriguing a comic is when you end up on a wiki page to find out more about the source material.  Granted, it’s not often that you’d run into a book taking its roots from material that you grow curious about.  But then again, Shahrazad is definitely unique in its own wonderful way like that.  This uniqueness and multiple other factors are what make it such a incredible read as you’ll see.

For those who may also be unaware, Shahrazad was the storyteller of One Thousand and One Nights - think Aladdin, Ali Baba and Sinbad.  The twist this time though, is that Shahrazad herself is the one living all of the fantastic adventures.  This initial tale has her on the high seas, with an old school naval feel mixed with modern day technology.  Throw in fighter bats (yes, you read that right), giant squid and mermaids (not Disney friendly mind you), and you have a great foundation for a long series of stories.

Filling this fun book are some of the most gorgeous pages of art you’ll see.  Mike Krome takes charge of the pencil work, which all tells just as superb of a visual story as the writing does.  To top it off, Nei Ruffino once again lays down some of the most stunning colors around to truly make the artwork pop.  Plus, a bonus that I’m personally excited about is J Scott Campbell giving us “B” covers for each issue.

If I had one regret about this book, it’s that I never took the time to jump on it sooner.  The story and artwork both come together to bring us one of the nicest titles I’ve had the pleasure of opening.  Don’t let this one pass you by, and make sure you check this off on your pull list.  I’ll certainly be adding this to my regular reading.


For more information on Shahrazad, check out Big Dog Ink.



Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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