Dynamite Entertainment releases a lot of great looking comic books this week, and the pages under the painterly covers contain great stories, including the continuation of their 2015 King event that unites all the newspaper comic characters they licensed from King Features.

You can read Nerdspan’s Advanced Reviews of King: Jungle Jim #1, Shaft #3, and Vampirella V.2 #9 by following the hyperlinks attached to the above titles. Shaft #3 is a definite must buy, and the other two reviewed books are highly recommended by Nerdspan.

Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #3
Dan Abnett (w)
Dietrich Smith (a)
Mike Mayhew, Dietrich Smith, Livio Ramondelli, Ardian Syaf (c)
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After years of silence, the Cylons have returned, and their first strike at the fleet has cost the life of Galactica’s favourite son, Apollo. As the grieving Galacticans struggle with their loss, and Starbuck contemplates reckless revenge, Adama must find focus and contemplate the odds: the Cylon threat is stronger and more insidious than ever before. Unless the fleet can defeat or outrun the Cylons, humanity will soon be as dead as his beloved son. Shocking drama and continuity-shaking military SF action from the acclaimed cosmic creative team of Abnett and Dietrich Smith.

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Django / Zorro #3
Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner (w)
Esteve Polls (a)
Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, Mike Mayhew (c)
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Our heroes finally arrive in Phoenix and their first encounter with the self-proclaimed Archduke of Arizona, whose charming demeanor is tinged with a merciless arrogance. Diego is welcomed into the Archduke’s inner circle of wealthy investors but Django soon finds himself exploring behind the scenes with the silent but intrepid Bernardo. The Archduke’s massive railroad project is a being built be the local Yaqui tribes, who are all but enslaved by their master’s tyrannical regime. This exciting series is the first-ever sequel to any of Quentin Tarantino’s films and features one of the original western heroes, the masked crusader known as Zorro!

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Game of Thrones #24
George R.R. Martin, Daniel Abrahams (w)
Tommy Patterson (a)
Mike S. Miller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FINAL ISSUE!!! Driven by the need to avenge his father’s murder and clear the name he himself is not permitted to bear, Jon Snow breaks his solemn vow and deserts from the Night’s Watch—an action for which there is but a single penalty: death. Meanwhile, Eddard’s heir, Robb Stark, seeks to rally his bannermen, not all of whom are eager to follow the young, unproven leader, no matter whose son he may be. And Daenerys, grief-stricken at the death of her husband, Drogo, builds a great funeral pyre to consume the hollow remnants of her life… only to find herself present at the fiery birth of a new age.

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King: Jungle Jim #1
Paul Tobin (w)
Sandy Jarrell (a)
Darwyn Cooke (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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“He IS the forest!” Welcome to the KING, full of RUSTIC WARS and BEASTIAL BLUSTER and UNFORGIVING TERRAIN and IMPOSSIBLE ORIGINS and ENIGMATIC ABILITIES and CREEPY DOMICILES and REALLY REALLY REALLY WEIRD MONKEYS! STRAP IN for HIGH ADVENTURE from Eisner-Award Winner PAUL TOBIN (Bandette) and SANDY JARRELL (Meteor Men) with a connecting King cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

 

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Lady Demon #2

Aaron Gillespie (w)
Mirka Andolfo (a)
Joyce Chin, Cedric Poulat “bombshell”, Mike Mayhew (c)
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Too many questions and not enough answers. That’s the situation Violet Sparks finds herself in. Everyone she ever cared for is dead and to make matters worse she’s inhabited by a vicious demon that desperately wants to take control. That may not be such an unwelcome proposition when the bullets start flying and the death toll mounts.

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Legenderry: Vampirella #1
David Avallone (w)
David T. Cabrera (a)
Joe Benitez, Cedric Poulat, Sergio Ferandez, Ivan Nunes (c)
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A return to Bill Willingham’s fantastical steampunk world of LEGENDERRY! Vampirella comes home from the epic battle in The Principality to find that her Scarlet Club has been closed, and powerful forces within The Big City are conspiring to destroy her… but they quickly learn they’ve pissed off the wrong immortal vampire.

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Red Sonja: Vulture’s Circle #2
Nancy A. Collins, Luke Lieberman (w)
Fritz Casas (a)
Jay Anacleto, Walter Geovani, Lucio Parrillo (c)
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Red Sonja and her prize pupils, Lyla and Xoana, return to their school with the renegade priest Sefkh in tow. After the Stygian reveals that the half-human son of the serpent-god Set is marching forth to reclaim the world for his sire, Sonja realizes that the world is in peril. But before she can decide whether to come out of ‘retirement’ one last time, the school’s compound is attacked by The Eaters of the Dead—a legion of flesh-eating undead created by Sutekh from those who have dared to defy him. Now Red Sonja, her longtime companion, Yusuf, and her young pupils must battle not only hell-beasts and ghouls, but the terrifying Son of Set himself in a bloody fight for not only their lives, but their souls as well.

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Shaft #3
David F. Walker (w)
Bilquis Evely (a)
Denys Cowan w/ Bill Sienkiewicz and Ivan Nunes, Francesco Francavilla, Sanford Greene (c)
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John Shaft didn’t go looking for trouble; it came looking for him, and in the process, a lot of people died. Devastated by the murder of a friend, Shaft wants answers and revenge—though not necessarily in that order. With vengeance on his mind and cold steel in his hand, Shaft finds himself caught up in a brewing gang war that threatens to consume the city. Everyone from the Mafia to the police wants Shaft to do their dirty work, but no one realizes that’s all part of his plan.

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Vampirella Vol. 2 #9
Nancy A. Collins (w)
Patrick Berkenkotter (a)
Mike Mayhew, Jenny Frison (c)
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In “The Dragon Chariot”, the third chapter in “The Accursed” story arc, fresh outbreak of the dreaded ‘black rabies’—a plague that turns those who suffer from it into raving homicidal maniacs—sends Vampirella and The Kabal’s top field agent, the werewolf Tristan to Athens, Greece, in search of the second Accursed involved in Dr. Faustus’ plan to end the world. The evil alchemist’s co-conspirator is none other than the legendary sorceress Medea, scorned wife of the hero Jason and granddaughter of the sun-god Helios, who was cursed with immortality by Zeus for murdering her own children. Can Vampirella and her new allies stop Medea before she spreads the contagion throughout the world and uncover the identity of the mysterious source of the cursed blood used to create the murder plague?

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