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Comic Spotlight: The Unsound #1
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The Unsound #1
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Jack T. Cole
Letters by Jom Campbell
Covers by Jack T. Cole, David Lafuente, Michael Dialynas
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: June 7, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

I’m pretty much game for anything written by Cullen Bunn, therefore it should come as no shock that The Unsound #1 would make its way onto my desk. Always creepy and a little twisted, his horror stories tend to be dependable sources of entertainment and each comic series unique.

This one finds a nurse making her way to her first day at work at a mental institution. But as she makes her way there, we see the world outside is just as dark, twisted, and suffering as anything that could be inside the hospital. That is, until we see what is inside.

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BOOM! Studios Comic Releases For June 1, 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 last week on June 1, 2016.

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Preview ‘Regular Show #10’ From Kaboom! Studios (Exclusive)
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The boys at the park are back at it again in Regular Show #10, the KaBOOM! Studios series based on the hit Cartoon Network show, and we have an exclusive preview of the issue that you can check out there below.

In this preview, we see Rigby taking on Muscle Man in an epic game of pogs, which falls right in line with Regular Shows love of throwback references. You can see how artist Allison Strejlau captures the look and feel of the show.

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Comic Review: Amala’s Blade: Spirits of Naamaron
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Amala’s Blade: Spirits of Naamaron
Written by Steve Horton
Illustrated by Michael Dialynas
Colored by Michael Dialynas
Lettered by Steve Horton
Cover by Michael Dialynas
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Cover Price: $18.99

Back in May of 2013, I had the privilege to review issue number two of Steve Horton and Michael Dialynas’ Amala’s Blade. I am thrilled to have now been able to review the trade paperback, Amala’s Blade: Spirits of Naamaron. Read on for my thoughts on the collection as a whole.

Due to moral ambiguity and clashing ideologies, the kingdom of Naamaron is divided. The nation of the Purifiers — a people who live simplistic lives and are reliant on the power of steam — and the Modifier nation — those who worship technology and “modify” their bodies based on new advancements — are constantly on the verge of war. Caught in the middle is the world’s great assassin, Amala, a child runaway trained to be a ruthless killer. Now an adult, Amala is plagued by literal ghosts from her past, including her dead father who insists that her destiny could mean the end of the ongoing war and an indefinite time of peace.

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Comic Review: Amala’s Blade #2
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Amala’s Blade #2
Written by Steve Horton
Illustrated by Michael Dialynas
Colored by Michael Dialynas
Lettered by Steve Horton
Cover by Michael Dialynas
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: May 29, 2013
Cover Price: $3.50

I’m always on the lookout for an exciting and unique assassin story. There’s something about attaining a glimpse into the life of such a secretive and deadly world””in which nothing is ever black and white””that really piques my interest. Steve Horton and Michael Dialynas have created a real gem with the genre-bending Amala’s Blade, and the second issue of Dark Horse’s miniseries steers the comic into a whole new world of awesome.

In a realm wrought with violence and warring nations, Amala is the best assassin around. She’s so gifted with her killer talent that there’s a large price on her head. Now, hired by the Vizier to eliminate a Purifier noble named Lady Strawbale, Amala must begin the most dangerous mission of her career. Not only will she need to figure out the best method of infiltrating the Purifier palace, but she must also evade bounty hunters in search of a reward and a horde of literal ghosts from her past; but what Amala does not realize is that her target may hold the key in bringing peace to the nations.

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