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REVIEW: 'Space Bastards' #1 by Joe Aubrey, Eric Peterson, Darick Robertson, and Diego Rodriguez

  Acclaimed artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, HAPPY!) joins writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey as they unleash the galaxy's most vicious and depraved...parcel couriers? Poor David S. Proton. A meek, unemployed accountant desperate for money, he joins the Intergalactic Postal Service, paired with Manny Corns, a.k.a. "The Manicorn," a sardonic brute who thrives on the competition provided by the IPS. But delivery is mercenary for these intergalactic dispatchers-payment goes solely to whoever fulfills the delivery, making every run a comically violent free-for-all between the most ruthless degenerates in the cosmos. Stand back, Lobo! Make way, Han Solo -- here come the Space Bastards! SPACE BASTARDS #1 Writers: Joe Aubrey, Eric Peterson Artists: Darick Robertson, Diego Rodriguez Letters: Simon Bowland Publisher: Humanoids Publishing Release Date: January 13, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Score:  ★★★★☆ (4/5) Bored? Out of work? Looking to change careers? Tired of the corporate r

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.

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.