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REVIEW: 'Home Sick Pilots' #2 by Dan Watters, Caspar Wijngaard, and Aditya Bidikar

The Old James House has lost its ghosts. With her new powers, it's up to Ami to bring them back...whether they want to come home or not. Even when they're really big ghosts wrapped in metal, with lots of sharp edges and things. HOME SICK PILOTS #2 Writer: Dan Watters Artist: Caspar Wijngaard Letterer: Aditya Bidikar  Designer: Tom Muller Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 13, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Score:  ★★★☆☆ (3/5) A powered-up ghostified Ami has been compelled to find the ghosts of The Old James House in the form of an enchanted horseshoe. Its current bearer isn't going to give it up so easily. Meanwhile, Ami's friends Buzz and Rip are left looking for answers about her whereabouts back at the house. The second issue of Home Sick Pilots from Dan Watters and Caspar Wijngaard takes a surprising turn as it defies the expectations of a haunted house story established in its debut. Issue one was a stellar debut that had a lot of energy from its young protago

COMIC BOOK STEAL OF THE DAY: 'Quarter Killer' Graphic Novel by Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, and Jamie Jones

Quarter Killer, the latest comiXology Originals graphic novel, is a Hip-Hop cyberpunk Robin Hood of the 'hood. From a team of top scorers—co-writers Vita Ayala (The Wilds, Submerged, Children of the Atom, Xena: Warrior Princess) and Danny Lore (James Bond, Queen of Bad Dreams, Ironheart 2020), artist Jamie Jones (The Baboon, The Whisper, Kicking Ice), and letterer Ryan Ferrier (Kennel Block Blues, Criminy, Death Orb).

140 Page Graphic Novel Available for the First Time Today, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 for a promotional price of .99 cents
Quarter Killer is about being more than what people have decided you are, about choosing your family, and living by your own code,” says Ayala.

It all starts with a girl, armed with a handful of quarters, looking for a legend.

“We are inhabiting a world which is all about Queer Brown Cool and creating cyberpunk and Afrofuturistic worlds full of fun and energy,” says Lore.

In Quarter Killer, Quentin Kidd A.K.A. QK, is an ex-corporate computer hacker who offers their services to those willing to pay them with old skool currency, specifically quarters, because quarters are untraceable. QK only has two rules: they don't work for criminals or police, and no killing.

Young Aya begs the infamous Quarter Killer to help rescue her father—a company hacker himself—from men who are forcing him back into crime. Along with their Krew, they choose to do the job for free. Confronting everything from addictive video games in the projects to shady corporations in casinos, QK and co are more than just a specialized team of experts--they are a family.

Quarter Killer includes an Introduction by the New York Times bestselling YA and fantasy author Daniel José Older, an Afterword by the co-writers Vita Ayala and Danny Lore, a From Script to Page section with commentary by Jamie Jones, and Interviews with editor Adrienne Lopes and letterer Ryan Ferrier.

Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content, Quarter Killer is available to read at no additional cost to members of comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited and Prime through Prime Reading, and for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.







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