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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

REVIEW: 'Finger Guns' #1 by Justin Richards, Val Halvorson, and Rebecca Nalty

Two troubled teenagers discover they can manipulate emotions by firing finger guns. There will be laughs. There will be tears. There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst. Oh yeah... and chaos. So much chaos.



FINGER GUNS #1
Writer: Justin Richards
Artist: Val Halvorson, Rebecca Nalty
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Publisher: Vault Comics
Release Date: February 26, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

Score: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

QUICK REVIEW: Finger Guns #1 introduces us to two teens who discover they have the power to change people’s emotions by merely “shooting” them with their finger guns. It's an interesting superpower but the real strength of this debut is the relatable and grounded aspects of these kids' lives. Each with their own family troubles, the two find a kinship that feels magnetic and essential. It's the type of storytelling that transcends genres. It's a story of human yearning for friendship and understanding that has gone neglected.  The superpowers, while clever, is just the common attribute that drives these two characters together. The art is beautifully and clearly illustrated by Val Halvorson and Rebecca Nalty. Finger Guns is a fantastic debut that is both wondrous and melancholy full of heart and imagination. 

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