Author: Laura Stump

Hire This Hero: Punish Your Punisher by Replacing Him With Deathblow!

Hello! WWAC’s Superhero Temp Agency is back, and this time we have a candidate for your next Punisher. We here at WWAC understand. Sometimes your Punisher draws the short end of the stick and winds up in jail. Some days he’s busy attending to a terrorist group somewhere on the other side of the globe. Heck, there are even times when your Punisher angers the Avengers and has to go into hiding for a while, necessitating a replacement until everyone calms down. Fortunately, we have a cover letter all ready to go from potential replacement Former Commander Michael Cray,...

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Little Tails on the Farm is French Family Fun

Little Tails on the Farm Frédéric Brrémaud (writer), Federico Bertolucci (artist), Mike Kennedy (translator) Lion Forge Comics January 2018 Little Tails on the Farm is perfect for the parent who is tired of board books, but whose child isn’t ready for Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur just yet. Little Tails follows pals Squizzo and Chipper on a grand tour of the farm next to their cottage. All the two want is more milk, but circumstances (and a tractor) keep getting in the way. Writer Frédéric Brrémaud and cartoonist Federico Bertolucci, in partnership with translator Mike Kennedy, bring the squirrel and pup to life...

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The Secret is Out: Bolivar is Beautiful

Bolivar Sean Rubin (Writer and Artist) Archaia/Boom! Studios November 15, 2017 Bolivar, the last living dinosaur, enjoys a quiet life in a New York City apartment. Schoolgirl Sybil lives next door. He depends on no one noticing him, but Sybil and her camera have other plans. When Bolivar is mistaken for the mayor, Sybil finally has her chance. From start to finish, Bolivar is a delight. Writer/illustrator Sean Rubin makes it easy to see how a theropod could live in a city populated by eight million human beings. Against that backdrop, Rubin weaves a compelling tale about fitting in...

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Timing is Everything for Monstro Mechanica

Monstro Mechanica #1 Paul Allor (writer), Chris Evenhuis (artist), Sjan Weijers (colorist) Aftershock December 2017 In late fifteenth-century Florence, Italy, Leonardo da Vinci’s apprentice Isabel struggles to keep her teacher safe from the world and the world safe from him when the inventor finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place: the Medicis of Florence and Pope Sixtus. Monstro Mechanica comes to life at a time when women are shaking off a history’s worth of being treated as less than the men around us. We’re finding our voices, more with the support of other women than men....

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Heartthrob: Theft in the Fast Lane

Heartthrob: Season Two #4 Christopher Sebella (writer), Richard Wilson IV (artist), Nick Filardi (colorist) Oni Press October 2017 If you’ve ever wondered what the couple in the Eagles’ song “Life in the Fast Lane” looked like, pick up an issue of Heartthrob. Everything seems simple enough at first glance, just a loving couple going about their business. Only it turns out their “business” is grand theft, and once they get started, Callie can’t stop and Mercer can’t stop egging her on. It’s always “Faster, faster,” and you begin to wonder when the wheels will come off. What you don’t know...

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