Fifth Degree: Previews #258

Ame-Comi Jade

Ame-Comi Jade

by Josh Crawley

This is how much I care; I have a column ready to go for you to read on our blog even when I’m on vacation!

Before I get into the goods this month, I noticed something interesting this month. Page 260 of Previews has an ad for GG Studio. While I like the look of the art, their website – www.ggstudiodesign.com – doesn’t appear as easy to navigate as I’d like, which seems like an ill omen (as a very short-lived publisher) to me. I welcome being proven wrong, though.


Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Jade PVC Figure

I wish the goofy flared-open legs were the end of a skirt, and not leggings; oh well.


Ame-Comi Star Sapphire

Ame-Comi Star Sapphire


Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Star Sapphire PVC Figure
The translucent heart being blown like a kiss? Adorable.


Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps

Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps


Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps hard cover
Nine issues of smashing entertainment by Pete Tomasi & Patrick Gleason? Sign me up!


Captain America T-Shirt

Captain America T-Shirt


Captain America: Badge of Honor coffee T-shirt
While I’d really like to buy this shirt, I get picky about the fit. If I have a Mad Engine t-shirt around that I do like the fit of, though, I might try my luck.


Darkstalkers

Darkstalkers


Darkstalkers Volume 2: The Night Warriors
I’ve never played the games, but it didn’t stop me from reading the comics! While we currently seem to have Darkstalkers Volume 1 listed as being currently backordered, I presume it will be available very soon, since it’s relisted in this Previews.


Frenemy of the State

Frenemy of the State


Frenemy of the State #1
Rashida Jones isn’t what caught my eye, though she is welcome to. It was actually the cover by artist Jeff Wamester. Cocktail dresses and guns with silencers do it every time!


Icon: Mothership Connection

Icon: Mothership Connection


Icon: Mothership Connection trade paperback
I’ve mentioned Milestone Media stuff before, so this should come as no surprise: here’s a handy link to the previous volume, Icon: A Hero’s Welcome soft cover!


Iron Saint

Iron Saint


Iron Saint Volume 1 trade paperback
I’ve been looking forward to this book for a coon’s age! That’s 1.3 to 3.1 years, according to Wikipedia; sounds about right to me.


Jam!

Jam!


Jam! Tales from the World of Roller Derby
I haven’t been to a Mad Rollin’ Dolls ’bout in a coon’s age! I need to do that soon.


Zoom

Zoom


JLA: Classified Classic Series 3 Zoom
I really hope they do a better job with the symbol on his chest and the lightning bolt around his waist; they’re wrong the way they’re pictured.


Legion of Super-Heroes

Legion of Super-Heroes


Legion of Super-Heroes #1
I’ll have to refresh my memory of Yildiray Çinar’s work in Noble Causes Volume 8. While I recall it being good, sometimes switching to one of the Big Two publishers causes the reproduction of their work to suffer.


Dark Phoenix

Dark Phoenix


Phoenix

Phoenix


Marvel Bishoujo Statues: Dark Phoenix (and Phoenix)
Kotobukiya does it again (and again). These PVC statues continue to look great!


Mystery Society

Mystery Society


Mystery Society #1
Fiona Staples draws pretty.


Cry Wolf

Cry Wolf


Patricia Briggs’ Alpha & Omega: Cry Wolf Volume 1 #1
My friend Jordan is drawing this book, and it should ship on time because, if I recall correctly, he’s had this issue drawn for months.


Soulfire

Soulfire


Soulfire Volume 1 Part 2 trade paperback
I’m really hoping for a Definitive Edition of Soulfire, in all honesty, but this (along with Soulfire Volume 1) will make do for now, especially since I’ve been waiting to read Chaos Reign and Dying of the Light soft covers.


Troublemaker

Troublemaker


Troublemaker Book 1

Other than the art by Joëlle Jones (note to self, read Token), the book has a female lead who’s a mechanic? Awesome! Wonder if she could fix my coolant leak.


Transformers IDW Collection

Transformers IDW Collection


Transformers: The IDW Collection, Volume 1 hard cover
This is the collection I’ve been waiting for, though I only expected soft cover. Chronological and a high page count; awesome!


Velocity

Velocity


Velocity #1 Rocafort Cover
While I have my issues with Top Cow’s Pilot Season set-up, I can’t deny good things haven’t come from it. For a little behind-the-scenes info on this comic, check Ron Marz’s new blog! To read Marz’s previous writing of Velocity, check out Cyberforce Volume 1 soft cover. For more of Kenneth Rocafort’s work, check out the Madame Mirage soft cover.


Witchblade

Witchblade


Witchblade #138
“…the connection to Sara Pezzini may surprise even the most devoted fan.” Know what I appreciate from that quote? May. No hyperbole about how it will surprise. Honestly? I’m hoping I’m surprised, but either way, I know I’ll be entertained.

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Josh Crawley is the tenured Master of Disaster (whether he’s heroic or evil remains to be seen) for Westfield Comics, not to be confused with Josh Crawley, the keyboardist for Everclear.

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