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BOOM! Studios Comic Releases For April 27, 2016
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Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of BOOM! Studios comic book titles that were released on April 27, 2016. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to read them all yet. Take a look below and see what strikes you as a must read!

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Comic Review: Unity #1
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Unity #1
Written by Matt Kindt
Illustrated by Doug Braithwaite
Colored by Brian Reber
Covers by Doug Braithwaite, Bryan Hitch, J.G. Jones, Travel Foreman, Paolo Rivera, Clayton Crain, Neal Adams
Valiant Entertainment
Release Date: November 13, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

The universe’s most powerful weapon must be brought down! But how can the devastating X-O Manowar be defeated? The time-displaced keeper of the X-O Manowar armor has declared Romania his kingdom, but the world isn’t going to let this invasion happen without a fight. As the Russians plan for a nuclear attack, the world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada puts together a ruthless team to take out the armor in Unity #1.

I am exhausted with massive crossover events in comics. Occasionally they deliver on their promises to be a game-changing event with spectacular storytelling, but most often they end up resetting the status quo of all the characters and telling a mediocre story.

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Watching ‘Before Watchmen’: Analyzing The ‘Watchmen’ Prequel Comic Book Event
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Earlier today, my overlord and master Empress Eve posted an article telling all of you about the “it’s really happening, isn’t it?” Watchmen prequel comics miniseries collection entitled Before Watchmen coming this Summer from DC Comics.

Well folks, I have been tasked to bring you my opinions on the creative teams and titles and to put it shortly, this whole thing is hilarious to me.

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‘Absolute Final Crisis’ Coming In February
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DC Comics announced on Tuesday that Grant Morrison and J.G. Jones‘ 2008 crossover event will be getting the giant, oversized treatment with Absolute Final Crisis.

Final Crisis was the story about how evil defeated good in the DC Universe. And while plenty of readers didn’t quite enjoy the book, I did. In fact, it’s one of my favorites events. But how I or you feel about the content of the story is simply irrelevant when it boils down to the Absolute format. You see, because Absolute Editions are not necessarily a way to enjoy the narrative of whatever story they collect. No, these oversized editions, to me, are primarily for the art. Of the Absolute Editions I do have, I can never actually read the story, because the art is too pretty and I just get distracted. And Final Crisis is a perfect addition the these collections.

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JG Jones Artwork Graces Cover Of Revolver’s ‘Fallen Heroes Of Hard Rock and Metal’ Issue
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The latest issue of Revolver magazine is a “Fallen Heroes Of Hard Rock and Metal” tribute to several late musicians, like Ronnie James Dio and Peter Steele, both of whom passed away in 2010. The issue has special cover artwork by legendary comics artist J.G. Jones.

Gracing the cover along with Dio and Steele are Paul Gray (Slipnot), The Rev (Avenged Sevenfold), Dimebag Darrell (Pantera), Cliff Burton (Metallica), Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne), Freddy Mercury (Queen), and Layne Staley (Alice In Chains).

The cover painting also appears inside the magazine as a free poster. Check out the cover image here at right (click for larger, full view).

The issue is on newsstands now, but you can also purchase it online for $19.95, which includes a commemorative limited-edition 1 3/4″–diameter Dimebag Darrell “dime” along with an antiqued metal coin holder. (This is the only way to get the coin and holder, aside from at Barnes & Noble stores.) A portion of the proceeds will go to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout cancer fund.

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