Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

All Geek to Me

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

All Geek to Me

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NEW TWIST ON A CLASSIC TROPE AFTERSHOCK Comics is releasing a series of new, genre-challenging comics as part of its Read Dangerously campaign.

One of the first to hit shelves is Stronghold,a new take on the 'alien trapped on Earth' trope.

Stronghold follows the life of Michael Grey, an ordinary, midwestern insurance underwriter who is about to learn the truth about his identity.

Michael is actually a cosmic angel of destruction, and Earth is actually a prison designed to trap and shelter the amnesiac alien.

Written by Phil Hester, the man who penned Deathstroke and The Coffin, with art by Ryan Kelly, Pops! have been revealed ahead the year's comic cons and toy conventions.

Among the reveals are Pops! of The Addams Family, Jaws, Scooby Do, The Simpsons, Community, Kiss, Garfield, Beverly Hill Cop, and Jim Henson - to name but a few. …

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