Growing up in the early to mid 1980s one thing was for sure, the cartoons were epic! Nothing was better than coming home from school right in time to watch the 2-hour block of cartoons: She-Ra, He-Man, Thundercats, and Voltron. Now just as I grew up with those classic shows, my kids get to grow with the latest incarnations thanks to Netflix. Last week on November 13th, season one of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power hit the streaming service. Each of the 13 episodes is 24 minutes long, mirroring a typical weekday afternoon cartoon minus commercials.
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene…
What if Juliet accepted her mother’s choice and married Paris instead of Romeo? What if Romeo waited just a few extra minutes before drinking the poison? What if the Capulets and Montagues found a way to forgive each other before the tragic deaths of their offspring? This story has been adapted, retold, reimagined, and regurgitated in so many ways. There’s a reason Romeo and Juliet is one of the most (if not THE most) famous Shakespeare play of all time. As we read and watch, one keeps hoping the outcome will be different, less tragic… and it never is. But what if it could be? That is the gift Ryan North gives in Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure.
Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of BOOM! Studios comic book titles that were released on November 18, 2015. The big ones here are the Six-Gun Gorilla trade and the Lumberjanes collection. Both of these are remarkable and are must-haves for the discerning collector!
Lumberjanes #1 Written by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis
Illustrated by Brooke Allen
Colors by Maarta Laiho
Letters by Aubrey Aiese
Covers by Noelle Stevenson, Maddie Flores, Lauren Zuke Boom! Studios
Release Date: April 9, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99
Have you ever picked something up strictly because of the title? Sometimes the name of a book or comic tells you right away what it’s about, whereas other times it’s a crap shoot. Well, I grabbed Lumberjanes #1 from the list based solely on the unique name. And I have to say, I’m glad I did.
The setting is summer camp and the protagonists are a group of young girls out after curfew. It’s hard to tell from the art if these young ladies are adolescents or teenagers. But one thing is for sure, they are pretty damn funny. For instance, there’s a scene that feels like it was lifted from Charlie’s Angels where they are posing right before some asskickery begins.