Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 80: Reviews of Dead Letters #1, Shutter #1, Star Mage #1, and Edger Allan Poe’s The Premature Burial

Lots o’ New Stuff!

In this episode of The Comics Alternative, the third of what promises to be an unprecedented five consecutive shows for a single week, Derek and Andy W. discuss four new #1 and one-shot issues. First, they look at Christopher Sebela and Chris Visions’s Dead Letters (BOOM! Studios), OnesAndOneShotsfocusing on the story’s clever use of narrative gaps and art-driven action. Then they turn to Shutter (Image Comics), a new series from Joe Keatinge teams up with debut artist Leila del Duca. The guys love the initial setup, but nonetheless wanted more story in this inaugural issue. From there they delve into JC De La Torre and Ray Dillon’s Star Mage from IDW Publishing, and what promises to be an intriguing new sci-fi title. Finally, Derek and Andy wrap up with a long discussion of Richard Corben’s latest adaptation, Edgar Allan Poe’s The Premature Burial (Dark Horse Comics). They point out that the issue also includes an adaption of “The Cask of Amontillado” — in fact, “Cask” takes up more of the issue than does the titular feature — and that it works in similar ways to the other recent Corben adaptations of Poe for Dark Horse, leading up to the fall publication of the collection, Edgar Allan Poe’s Spirit of the Dead (Dark Horse Books). The Two Guys had a great time discussing these new comics, and you can join in on the fun as well by lending your ear to this week’s review show.

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Show Notes

Welcome back to the show!

This episode we talk briefly about the recently announced series “Black Market” from writer Frank J. Barbiere and artist Victor Santos. We remind everyone that Chris is still pining away for the Emerald City Comic Con variants. And then we jump into reviews!

We review The Returning #1, Dead Letters #1, Loki: Ragnorok and Roll #2, Hacktivist #3, Curse #3, and Suicide Risk #6.

We wrap up the show looking at new series launching in June and what’s hitting the shelves this week and next week.

Enjoy!

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