There’s an easy to pronounce mighty hammer in this heroes’ book set in Greece with The Hammer of Argus, plus a bad boy super-soldier in Love is a Burning Thing. The Zoom Family hosts Jamie Baldwin for the summer, will he get his own armored adventures in Rocket Queen and the Wrench?
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THE HAMMER OF ARGUS #1
Writer: Christopher Nelson
Artist/Editor: Ernesto Lopez de Victoria
Page Count: 27 pages
Imprint: Bearmoon Comics
Digital Release Date: 5/15/13
Age Rating: 17+ only
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Rendered on a computer in a unique and colorful CGI style is this great foray into mashing up mythology and comics—a tradition nearly as old as the medium!
The thief Brutus finds his way into the ancient forge of Argus the Cyclops.
For fans of Thor, Hercules, Percy Jackson and fun stories of the Olympian Gods. The art is the standout for this book, the 3D rendering makes for larger than life storytelling and great action.
LOVE IS A BURNING THING #1
Writer: Gray Gunter
Artist: Brent Peeples
Imprint: Graybear Comics
Page Count: 52 Pages
Digital Release Date: 6/26/13
Age Rating: 15+ Only
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Love is a Burning Thing hits it out of the park with great storytelling, art and twists on the super soldier trope that keeps it interesting.
Benji and Jess were the most badass Sid & Nancy robbers in town before the police got a hold of them after a run.
Benji’s reform might make him a dangerous weapon, but is he the match for his ultimate foe?
For fans of OMAC, Red, Captain America and Hawk and Dove.
ROCKET QUEEN AND THE WRENCH #1
Writer: Justin Peniston
Writer: Ramanda Kamarga
Page Count: 23 Pages
Digital Release Date: 6/5/13
Age Rating: 9+ Only
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Part Iron Man: Armored Adventures and part manga school life book, Rocket Queen and the Wrench is a family adventure book with cool mechanical robot suits.
Jamie isn’t too thrilled to be living with his estranged dad and going to summer school, but some poking around below the Darian Estate reveals secrets of the Zoom Family.
Maybe he’ll stick out the extra classes after all!
Super fun all ages (9+) book with great mech art and fun kids to grow up with here.
A successful merge of American and manga comics styles.