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Mystery Girl #1
Publisher: DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Paul Tobin (A/CA) Alberto Alburquerque

I am totally digging this first issue of Mystery Girl. It feels like what I wanted the Dirk Gently comic to be. The main character, Trine, helps everyone else with their problems, but has no idea what is going on with herself. She just knows the answer to every question, expect a few important ones like how she knows the answer to every question and why she can’t remember a chunk of time in her life. Trine is a neighborhood hero and the comic is endearing and exciting. My only issue with it is that I would have liked to see her in her neighborhood for longer, but (semi-spoiler alert) she’ll be headed on a new adventure very soon.

balck jack
Black Jack Ketchum #1
Publisher: IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian Schirmer (A) Claudia Balboni (CA) Jeremy Saliba

Black Jack Ketchum looks awesome. Everything about its description is making me want to read it pronto and I’m anxiously refreshing my Image FTP in the hopes that it will be updated and I can read this crazy cool looking book. “A dreamlike version of the Old West” and a “talking sidearm”? Yes please. Good job PREVIEWSworld. You’ve definitely caught my interest with this one.

citizen jack
Citizen Jack #2
Publisher: IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Tommy Patterson
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I absolutely loved the first Citizen Jack. Way more than I expected to. It was charming, irreverent, and unexpected. For no apparent reason, one of the newscasters is a dolphin and that in itself surprised me enough to make me fall in love with the comic immediately. The story is wonderful. The art is fantastic. It’s funny, yet real, and has some pretty deep commentary on our political system. Check it out, you won’t regret it.

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We Can Never Go Home #5
Publisher: BLACK MASK COMICS
(W) Patrick Kindlon, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Josh Hood (CA) Michael Walsh

It’s the last issue of We Can Never Go Home!! Oh no! I don’t want it to end. But I am excited for the finale. This series has quickly become a phenomenon, which is understandable, because it’s great. It’s so refreshing and a little sad to see characters reacting to superpowers the way human beings would probably actually react. I can’t even imagine discovering that I could kill people or shoot lightning out of my eyes as a teenager. Can you imagine trying to deal with that and all of the regular high school drama? We can’t all be Peter Parker and We Can Never Go Home shows us a much more real portrayal of superpowered teenagers who don’t even know what the right thing to do is, much less how to go about doing it if they did.

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X’ed #1
Publisher: BLACK MASK COMICS
(W) Tony Patrick (A/CA) Ayhan Hayrula

Black Mask Comics has continuously impressed me with their #1’s so it’s safe to say I’m more than a little excited for X’ed. Hitmen going into your mind to track down and kill your demons, I mean come on, that sounds like the coolest thing ever. Not to mention how awesome the cover art is with those knifey cactuses and a fish just chilling on top of a door. I can’t wait to see what this comic has in store for us.

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