NTYCBD: What I Read 4/8/20

What is NTYCBD? Well, since New Comic Book Day is on hold until who knows when, the tag NTYCBD (New To You Comic Book Day) has been floating around online. And I figured that this was the perfect opportunity to catch up on some of the last issues I picked up in stores before working on my To Be Read pile.

If any of these sound interesting, contact your local shops and see if they have them in stock! If so, and if they’re offering it, use the mail or curbside pick up options, and help support shops during all of this. If your shop doesn’t have them, closed temporarily, etc: some of these publishers are offering their books through their websites.

So, let’s do some mini reviews of what I read, today.

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Review: Money Shot Vol. 1

Writers: Tim Seeley & Sarah Beattie
Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Colorist: Kurt Michael Russell 
Letterer: Crank!
Designer: Tim Daniel
On Sale: 3/18/2020

In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampo, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device with a big idea: She’ll travel to new worlds, engage-intimately-with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet. Now, Chris and her merry band of scientist-cum-pornstars explore the universe, each other, and the complexities of sex in MONEY SHOT!

A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind-and money.

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Review: Project I.M.P.A.C.T.

Issue one:

Alan Russette (writer/editor/publisher)

Stephan Petersen (artist, pencils, inks, cover)

Gary Scott Beatty (colors and letters)

Issue two:

Alan Russette (writer/editor/publisher)

Stephan Petersen (artist, pencils, inks, cover)

Linda Scott Campbell (colours)

Richard Lumsden (letters)

Project I.M.P.A.C.T., a government-sponsored superhero team, operating to safeguard Canada from superhuman (parahuman) threats.

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Review: No One’s Rose

“Centuries after the fall of the Anthropocene, the last vestiges of human civilization are housed in a massive domed city powered by renewable energy, known as The Green Zone. Inside lives teenager Tenn Gavrilo, a brilliant bio-engineer who could rebuild the planet. But there’s one problem: her resentful brother Seren is eager to dismantle the precarious Utopia.
  From the minds of Zac Thompson (X-Men, Yondu) and debut writer Emily Horn with artist Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque (Letter 44, Avengers ) comes a gorgeous and green solar-punk world filled with strange biotechnology, harsh superstorms, and divisive ideologies-ideologies that will tear Tenn and Seren down to their roots as they fight for a better Earth.”

Writers: Zac Thompson & Emily Horn
Artist: Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque
Colorist: Raul Angulo
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Designer: Tim Daniel
SRP: $3.99
On Sale: 3/25/2020

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Review: Strange Adventures #1

Written by Tom King
Interior and cover artists: Mitch Gerads and Evan “Doc” Shaner
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

“Adam Strange is the hero of Rann, a man famous throughout the galaxy for his bravery and honor. After leading his adopted home to victory in a great planetary war, Adam and his wife Alanna retire to Earth, where they are greeted by cheers, awards, and parades. But not all is as happy and nice as it seems, as the decisions Adam made during battles on Rann come back to haunt his family and threaten the entire DC Universe. And now a surprise DC hero will have to choose between saving Adam Strange and saving the world.  
A story like no other, Strange Adventures is an ambitious, thrilling, shocking, and beautiful 12-issue saga that will push Adam Strange to the breaking point-and beyond!”

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Review: White Ash

Welcome to White Ash, a small smudge of a mining community in Western Pennsylvania, where the secrets are buried even deeper than the coal under the mountain. If you’re a fan of Supernatural, Twin Peaks or Lord of the Rings, you’re going to love getting to know our mysterious town.

Written by Charlie Stickney

Illustration and letters: Conor Hughes

Colors: Fin Cramb

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