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Review: Lucifer

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Review: Lucifer

I was going to rant for a bit about all the ways that the Lucifer TV series is different from the source material (originally from Neil Gaiman, and then spun off very capably by Mike Carey), but I’ve decided that’s not a very productive discussion. There’s no point to making a carbon copy of the original stories in a new format, and even if you could it wouldn’t guarantee that the results will be good. The TV show is going to have to succeed or fail on its own merits.

Besides, there are some positive things that have come out of the interest generated by the show. Like the fact that bookstores have started carrying the Lucifer graphic novels again, or Vertigo’s brand new comic book series written by Holly Black, continuing the story of the fallen angel and former ruler of Hell. So let’s talk about those, because Mike Carey’s series is one of my all-time favorites, and Holly Black’s continuation is growing on me with every issue.

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STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 in stores this June

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STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 in stores this June

Everyone’s favorite scoundrel – now starring in his very own series! Marvel has announced STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 – the newest Star Warslimited series coming to a galaxy far, far away and comic shops this June. A-list creators Marjorie Liu and Mark Brooks hop in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon to present a swashbuckling tale of high adventure in deep space.

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DC reveals first details of “Rebirth” at Comics Pro 2016

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DC reveals first details of “Rebirth” at Comics Pro 2016

New $2.99 Price Point Beginning in June, 80-Page DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH Special by Geoff Johns May 25, Titles to Ship Twice Monthly

Before a packed house of comics retailers at the ComicsPRO Annual Membership meeting in Portland, DC Entertainment Co-Publishers  Dan DiDio and Jim Lee provided a first look at the company’s plans for its massive “REBIRTH” title relaunch scheduled for June.

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How Did C-3PO Get His Red Arm? STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1

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How Did C-3PO Get His Red Arm? STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1

How did C-3PO get his red arm?! Find out this March as the burning question is answered in STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1. Today, Marvel is pleased to present a first look inside this highly anticipated special. Reuniting acclaimed and award-winning creators James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

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Review: Transformers #50

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Review: Transformers #50

All Hail Optimus – Part 1! Backed by an army of zealous followers, Optimus Prime declares Earth to be a part of Cybertron’s Council of Worlds—and the Decepticons and the people of Earth don’t won’t take it lying down! The story starts here, but the repercussions will last forever.

Click the jump for preview pages and a review of the double-sized Transformers #50.

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Award Winning “Beasts of Burden” Returns This Spring

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Award Winning “Beasts of Burden” Returns This Spring

Evan Dorkin (Eltingville Club, Milk and Cheese), Sarah Dyer (The Dark Horse Book of Monsters) and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) return to the characters that won them the Eisner Awards for Best Short Story and Best Publication for Teens with a new one-shot comic:Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In!

This standalone adventure is a perfect entry point for readers new to the award-winning series. When curiosity gets the best of Burden Hill’s cats (and one reluctant raccoon), sleeping demons are awakened and black magic is unleashed on the town of Burden Hill.

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Review and Preview – Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #49

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Review and Preview – Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #49

Shutdown! A vengeful god stalks the corridors of the Lost Light, murdering everyone who makes eye contact. The crew must answer two questions: Why have they been singled out for punishment? And how do you stop someone who can kill you just by thinking about it?

Click the jump for preview pages and a review of More Than Meets The Eye #49.

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Review and Preview – Rainbow Children: The Art of Camilla d’Errico

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Review and Preview – Rainbow Children: The Art of Camilla d’Errico

Camilla d’Errico is a world-renowned painter, illustrator, comic artist, and clothing designer. This gorgeous hardcover compilation of her artwork is the perfect addition to the collection of anyone that appreciates manga-inspired fine art.

Click the jump for preview pages and a review of Rainbow Children: The Art of Camilla d’Errico.

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