“Max Bemis (Moon Knight writer and lead singer of Say Anything) and Michael Dialynas (The Woods) present a sweeping, coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams—literally. In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. These journeys will teach her more about herself and the real world around her than she ever expected.”LUCY DREAMING #1(W): Max Bemis (A): Michael Dialynas (L): Colin BellLucid dreaming is super tricky. It’s being awake and aware of the dream you happen to be dreaming. It’s something that a lot of people have experienced or want to experience in their lifetime. A dream that feels just WAY too real to be a dream, something that is totally fiction, but feels like reality. Lucy Dreaming, written by Max Bemis with art by Michael Dialynas and letters by Colin Bell, takes the concept of lucid dreaming in a fantastic and out of this world way. It immediately grips you, providing us with a new series that leaves you wanting to walk in its dreamscape.via BOOM! StudiosI’ve been waiting for Lucy Dreaming ever since March solicitations. It’s been one of the comics I was the most excited for in 2018. This comic did not disappoint one bit. Max Bemis is one of my favorite comic writers because he just gets it. He can magically turn something into nothing. Bemis creates a hysterically lyrical and down-to-earth story out of the ordinary. He understands the feeling that you can’t describe deep. The one deep down in your chest, begging to get out.This is all of what Bemis does with Lucy Dreaming. He writes with such honesty through Lucy. She’s curious, yet stubborn. Quietly rebellious, yet imaginative. She carries through her waking life in just that state of feeling too much and not getting along with others. In her books, she can be who she wants. In her dreams… they are becoming an entirely different story. The fun thing about Lucy Dreaming is the weird and wonderful place Bemis is taking lucid dreaming in with Lucy, as well as Lucy herself. Bemis allows us to explore her likes and dislikes, her aggravation with her waking life and weird power that she’ll start to explore.via BOOM! StudiosYou not only love the characters in Lucy Dreaming, but the Bemis excels at the dialogue. He can write sheer poetry such as, “Vibrating in my skin, my heart speeding up and slowly down to match a wildly chaotic thought process.” Within the same breath as hilarious lines like, “Can’t even control themselves like proper, well-organized perverts…” That’s golden. Bemis tightropes the line of creating hilarious adolescence, uncontrollable coming-of-age and galactic space-adventures. It shouldn’t go together at all, but in Bemis’ hands works so well within the scope of his narrative.Michael Dialynas’ art makes this intergalactic, hilarious driven and uncontrollable coming-of-age story so wonderfully charming. Dialynas puts an insane amount of detail in his art. He inches you closer to the smallest details, but he also excels at creating the mood and atmosphere of the comic. While Bemis does a fantastic job of structurally narrating this world, Dialynas molds it into his own visual creation. He plays with Lucy’s color to the background of everything else happening in the panels. Her imaginative pink is cast aside, boring sea-green and sleepy. However, in her dreams, those colors rush together combining her dreams and her reality.via BOOM! StudiosCompleting this fantastic team is Colin Bell, who excels at placing some voice-over dialogue. I know that’s a strange thing to single out, but hear me out really quick. Colin has done some excellent lettering, particularly in titles that carry voice over. Titles such as Kennel Block Blues, Snow Blind, UFOlogy, Curb Stomp, and Judas are some solidly strong books that genuinely excel in character because of the writing, but also because of the voice-over placement. Again, I know that’s a bizarre observation. However, it’s very much worth noting. Colin knows how to make characters shine when he’s lettering a book, and he does that spectacularly with Lucy. Allowing her teenage voice from Bemis take front and center.Lucy Dreaming is setting itself to be something incredibly unique and deeply moving. Bemis, Dialynas and Bell team up to create something special for all the dreamers who feel too much, the ones who dare to live in their imagination and the adventures you can find beyond that. Lucy Dreaming #1 is now available on Comixology and your local comic shop.3/21/18 Releases – In addition to Lucy Dreaming #1, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.Punks Not Dead #2 by David Barnett (W), Martin Simmonds (A), Aditya Bidikar (L), Dee Cunniffe (CF) Black Crown/IDWMoonstruck Vol. 1 by Grace Ellis (W), Shae Beagle (A), Caitlin Quirk (C), Clayton Cowles (L), Image ComicsTales of Suspense #3 by Matt Rosenberg (W), Travel Foreman (A), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), Clayton Cowles (L) Marvel (Editor’s Pick)Death of Love #2 by Justin Jordan (W), Donal Delay (A), Omar Estevez (C), Rachel Deering (L) Image ComicsIce Cream Man #3 by W. Maxwell Prince (W), Martin Morazzo (A), Chris O’ Halloran (C), Good Old Neon (L) Image ComicsLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.