Buckaroo Banzai: The Prequel #1

Buckaroo Banzai: The Prequel #1 (of 2) (Moonstone – Rauch / Richter / Chan / Wolak / Mounts)

Moonstone has long been one of those hidden gems that a lot of independent pulp fans don’t know about. Almost all of their books would be categorized as pulp stories within different genres ranging from Sherlock Holmes to Doc Savage to one of my favorites Buckaroo Bonzai. And most of them very, very solid.

Moonstone Books has been furthering the adventures of everyone’s favorite surgeon / physicist / rockstar with the help Mac Rauch, who wrote the original cult classic movie. This Prequel miniseries is… well just that… the events that led up to the movie. Any fan will surely want to have this – original writer, canon story, adequate art. Without other BB outlets available, this will make those of us in the Hong Kong Cavalier fan club drool. I throughly enjoyed reading it, but I only have one big issue with it… $3.99 for 16 pages. Hey, I get the independent press thing, but come on! That’s a bit steep, at least for my budget!

Issue Grade: B (lowered because of price)

check below for the most recent press release from Moonstone about their upcoming books!


Captain Action #3

Story: Fabian Nicieza, Marv Wolfman-Art: Mark Sparacio, John Lucas, Colors: James Brown

Covers: Marat Mychaels (modern)-Ed Hannigan (retro) (each cover is available separately)—32pgs, color, $3.99 (Ltd edition= $5.99)

How much would people hate you if you destroyed their heroes?

ALL OUT WAR, as the new Captain Action throws down with the Public Protectors! The “people’s heroes” aren’t what they claim to be,

but no one knows that but Cap! And there isn’t much time, as his powers begin to fail him, and he has no one he can count on…or so he thinks!

Meanwhile, Crescent is about to eliminate someone from the past, but who can get the drop on the ultimate infiltrator?

Be here as time catches up with Captain Action! BONUS material: the first ever story of LADY ACTION!

***LTD (to 300 copies) Edition: Ed Hannigan TIE-DYE variant cover retail = $5.99

Sherlock Holmes & Kolchak the Night Stalker: Cry of Thunder” #3 (of 3)

Story: JG

Art: Andy Bennett, Carlos Magno, Colors: Ken Wolak, Edits: David Tischman

Covers: Dan Padrosian (reg), Paul Guinan(LTD) …32pgs, COLOR, $3.99 ($6.99)

Not a dream, not a hoax, not a parallel universe! Two of the most unique investigators of all time try to untangle the same mystery…one hundred years apart from each other! The lawless wild west- the hidden world of Victorian London- the present day hell of Hollywood…there…and back again. Kolchak follows Holmes’ investigation of a not so innocent man who voluntarily wants to be imprisoned, a murdered domestic, and a showdown with the world’s most deadly anarchist/assassin…Kolchak is on the run for his life…and the truth, and all that he hold dear, may die with him! By JG, Carlos Magno (Green Lantern Corps), Andy Bennett (Vampire the Masquerade), and David Tischman (Bite Club)!


Reg cover: Dan Padrosian= $3.99-**For every 2 of the regular covers purchased, retailers can purchase one variant cover by Paul Guinan, retail @ $3.99

Paul Guinan b/w LTD (to 200 copies) ed: $6.99

M.I.L.F. Magnet #1

Story: Tony Lee

Art: Daniel Sampere, Colors: Patrick J Williams

*Cover: Uwe Jarling ($4.50), *LTD cover: Paul Gulacy ($5.50)

40 pgs, color, Mature readers

That’s right. You read it correctly. And don’t lie to us, you know what a MILF is…
You know the kind of guy we’re talking about. It’s not his fault; he just attracts women like nobody’s business-with catastrophic results!

After a magical accident during a fight with a supervillain, a young & innocent hero named TASER discovers that he now has a more specific kind of ability. Women of a certain age will just not leave him alone…24/7.
You might think that was a pretty cool thing, but our hero is having all kinds of trouble just getting through the day!

From super-groupies to dominatrix heroines, his day has gone from bad to totally screwed. Literally. And even the people who rescue him have an ulterior motive…But now, this crazy ability will be put to the ultimate test, as a villainess holds the world to ransom, and TASER must make the ultimate sacrifice… We will see if TASER is up to the task! (poly-bagged for your protection!)

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