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Comic Review: Protocol: Orphans #1
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Protocol: Orphans #1 (of 4)
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Art by Mariano Navarro
Colors by Gabriel Cassata
Cover by Stephane Roux
Boom! Studios
Release Date: November 13, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

In Protocol: Orphans, from writer Michael Alan Nelson (Supergirl) and new coming artist Mariano Navarro, a team of orphans, now young adults who have been raised by a covert organization since they were children, put their lifelong training to the test as they are put out in the field for the first time to find and stop a ticking time bomb. Lead by their supervisor Dad, who coaches them via radio relay while threatening to be “disappointed” in them should they fail their mission, and the more ominous Grandparents, the orphans have their work cut out for them.

As their first mission progresses, each of the six orphans utilize their specialized skill sets to get their assignments and tasks completed and work toward stopping the bomb. But when their location is discovered in the midst of deactivating the bomb, it is believed that one of the team members must have triggered an alarm. Now, all six team members must rally together or else let an entire stadium filled with spectators be blown to smithereens!

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Comic Review: Insurrection V3.6 #1
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Insurrection V3.6 #1
Written by Blake Masters, Michael Alan Nelson
Art by Michael Penick
Covers by Karl Richardson, Rael Lyra
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: September 7, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

When it comes to comic books I love all kinds, especially science fiction books. I recently sat down and read Insurrection V3.6 #1 from BOOM Studios.

Insurrection V3.6 takes place in the year 3000 and sets the backdrop that our planet has become a utopian society where crime and war is a thing of the past and peace and philosophy reign. Corporations have risen up and have taken their mining operations to other planets to ship the materials back to our planet. But on one world what would be regular mining becomes difficult because of constant conflict. One company called Glomrat uses A.I. units as security for day to day operations and to defend facilities.

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Comic Review: 28 Days Later #9
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By The Canadian Titan

28 Days Later #9
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Art by Leonardo Manco
BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 7, 2010

Let’s jump back into post apocalyptic Britain where we find Selena, Clint, and Derrick taking refuge at the farm we saw them in through 28 Days Later # 7 & 8.

Derrick is on the mend and feeling better, but there is only one problem. His injuries have left a permanent mark on him and he is now a risk to the group and to their safety. This though does not slow them down though; convinced they can continue they prepare to leave about one of the safest places on the entire island. Leaving the farm they continue on their long journey to reach London. But what will this cost them? On top of picking up a new companion to travel with them and hoping that this does not slow them down, they now have more than zombies after them. What do you do when you have the living and the dead hunting you?

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BOOM! Studios Reveals New ‘Cthulhu’ Series
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“There is a great one sleeping that will hear”¦ The Calling”

Yesterday, BOOM! Studios released a teaser image for a series coming out July 2010 that simply contained the words “IA! IA! CTHULHU FHTAGN!”

Today at the C2E2, the comic book publisher revealed the name of the upcoming series — The Calling: Cthulhu Chronicles — along with some details.

The on-going HP Lovecraft-inspired comic, which will be written by Michael Alan Nelson (Fall Of Cthulhu, 28 Days Later) and Johanna Stokes (Death Valley, Savage Brothers), is a supernatural horror series with a modern spin on the Cthulhu mythos. Sean Phillips (Marvel Zombies) and Federico Piatti will provide the covers, while Christopher Possenti is doing the interior art. Ҭ

The Calling: Cthulhu Chronicles will join BOOM!’s previous Lovecraftian titles Cthulhu Tales and Fall Of Cthulhu.

See below for the official synopsis, as well as the covers for The Calling: Cthulhu Chronicles #1.

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‘Pale Horse’ Showing Us The Old West Like We’ve Never Seen Before
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BOOM! Studios is looking to redefine the western genre this June with the debut of their new mini-series Pale Horse.

The story revolves around ex-slave and former Union soldier Cole. A man who holds family above all else in his life. A man who has spent the years after the Civil War building a reputation as the most fearsome bounty hunter in the land. A man whose life is turned upside down when a bounty is placed on his head. When Cole isn’t able to protect his family he goes on a rampage of revenge, leaving only a trail of blood in his wake. With nothing but his horse, his one surviving son and his gun, Cole’s rampage leaves no stone unturned and no culprit alive.

BOOM! Studios Managing Editor Matt Gagnon had this to say about the upcoming mini-series:

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