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The Weekly Comet — September 4, 2018

The Weekly Comet

Hey Nation,

Welcome to Pulp Nation’s The Weekly Comet (brought to you by our friends at Sketchbook Comics & Games!) for the week of September 4, 2018.

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What’s Good

Aphrodite IX: Ares (One-Shot)

Aphrodite IX: Ares

One of the great books coming out this week is Aphrodite IX: Ares.

The one-shot from writer Leon Glaser and artist Sara Knaepen—winners of the 2016 Top Cow Talent contest—revisits the IXth Generation series.

From Image:

A chance encounter with Aphrodite IX makes a cyborg soldier risk everything to escape his cruel master’s domain.

It’s a great read, but don’t just take my word for it. Grab it while you can; Aphrodite IX: Ares is in stores September 5, 2018!

Bone Parish #2

Bone Parish #2

Bone Parish #2 is every bit as good as the first issue in one of the creepiest tales you will read this year.

Writer Cullen Bunn, artist Jonas Scharf, colorist Alex Giumarães, and letterer Ed Dukeshire continue to hit all the right notes.

The second issue delves into the politics of family business and succession. Who’s the right person to lead the Winters family? Can they keep the business of creating and dealing “ash” in the family as one of their dealers die and the mob and drug cartels muscle their way in?

I’m not saying anything else, if you didn’t pick up this book last week, you should contact your LCS to see if they have any copies left!

Related Article: The Bone Parish #1 Review

What’s Exciting

Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs

Green Monk

Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs is a great body of work.

It’s a perfect example of images carrying the story. You won’t find much dialogue and for those already familiar with this title, you know it doesn’t need them.

This is a perfect example of less is more.

Brandon Dayton takes on both writer and artist roles and hits it out of the park in this original graphic novel for Image Comics.

Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs hits store shelves September 26, 2018 and you need to get it.

Related Article: Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs Trailer

Age of Bronze, Vol. 1: A Thousand Ships TP

Age of Bronze

Who’s excited for the full colour version Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships? I know I am!

Colorist, John Dallaire adds the perfect touches to Eisner winner Eric Shanower’s already epic adaptation of the Trojan War.

When it was first released Shanower’s Age of Bronze was hailed for it’s historical and archaeological. Just looking at the bibliography in the back of the first volume tuckers me out!

Intended to tell the tale of the Trojan War in human terms, the gods of the age are seen in dreams or visions leaving the reader to decide how much of an impact they have on the story.

This is a fantastic retelling of the one of the most amazing stories in history. Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships will hit store shelves September 12, 2018


Nation, what’s good? What has you excited? Tell us!

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