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Preview: Last Sons of America #3 (of 4)

Last Sons of America #3 (of 4)

Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith

Jackie and Julian are held captive by the crime lord Don Carlo. Bad news…especially if you kidnapped his daughter!

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Preview: Welcome Back #5

Welcome Back #5

Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Claire Roe

With Showtime at her side, Lorena sets out to find Mali—but is she still Mali, or has she reincarnated into a new life?

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Jonesy_001_A_MainWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

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Top Pick: Sunflower #4 (451 Media) – The visuals are amazing, but the luminescence is in stark contrast to the dark cult ridden story. CJ will do anything for her daughter. Or at least we are going to find out?

Descender #10 (Image Comics) – The space adventures of Tim 21 continue on the Robot Resistance’s Machine Moon home world. A new group (‘The Between’) and character (‘Queen Between’) are to be introduced in this issue.

The Last Contract #2 (BOOM! Studios) – The assassin Old Man with No Name is on the hunt for the rat bastard who exposed his kill list. And he ain’t taking no prisoners.

Last Sons of America (BOOM! Studios) – Don Carlo is about to open a Mexican Can of Whoop’ Ass on Jackie and Julian.  I guess they shouldn’t have gotten involved with the Don’s Star Wars quoting daughter.

Snow Blind #3 (BOOM! Studios) – Trent is one messed up kid, and now he knows everything about the WITSEC program and his family.

 

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Top Pick: Constantine The Hellblazer TP Volume 1 (DC Comics)Constantine is DC’s best comic and this is the place to start for fans both new and old. It holds the blend of dark humor, self destructive lust, creepy magic and relatable melancholy that’s required in a Constantine comic. Yet the stories and creative art feel all new. And hurray, one of the writers is a bisexual man writing a bisexual male lead.

Top Pick: Jonesy #1 (of 4) (BOOM! Studios/BOOM! Box) – Love is dumb! Thus spaketh many a young rebel such as Jonesy, the protagonist of this new all-ages miniseries. She has the superpower to make people fall in love, but not with her. While she revels in being unique and an outsider she also wants to be accepted– in-spite of herself. Cute and bold art that’s half punk/half cartoon feels very contemporary and young.  This is writer Sam Humphries’s second latina teen protagonist (the other stars in Marvel’s Weirdworld which you should also be buying).

All-New Wolverine #5 (Marvel) – Laura Kinney teams up with The Wasp! I love this series’ character development and consistent feminist awesomeness. Laura is a complex female superhero and we’ve been hungry for that.

Black Canary #8 (DC Comics) – A mysterious ninja is stalking Dinah. I think I know who it is. Fantastic rock and roll art and interesting stories featuring a great female cast make this series easy to love.

No Mercy #7 (Image Comics) – After last issue’s climax how are you not reading this?! Completely suspenseful, realistic and accessible to non-comics readers. It’s sort of the HBO of comics.

Zodiac Starforce #4 (Dark Horse) – The Final issue of a magical girl series I wish I had as a kid (and I never did read Sailor Moon). A charming and inventive all ages comic with a kick-ass diverse and distinctive cast. You’re sure to find a character to identify with. Feels a bit like a technicolor Buffy for kids.

 

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Top Pick: Batman #49 (DC Comics) –  After Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo rewrote the Batman mythos last week to have Bruce Wayne not be motivated by his parents’ death to pick up the cape and cowl, I am interested in how Snyder and guest artist Yanick Paquette put him back in the middle of the action against Mr. Bloom.

Jem and the Holograms Valentine’s Day Special (IDW Publishing) – My favorite part of the Jem and the Holograms series hasn’t been the plots, but the fun characters, art, and romance. This is why I enjoy the various annual and special issues, which can focus on the characters, their interactions, and antics without having to progress the overall plot. Hoping for some Kimber/Stormer adorableness.

Jonesy #1 (of 4) (BOOM! Studios/BOOM! Box) – The BOOM! Box imprint has a strong track record of fun, relatable all ages comics with great cartoonish art, like Lumberjanes and Giant Days. And Jonesy is different with its focus on romance. Also, there can never be enough comics starring members of fandoms.

Jughead #4 (Archie Comics) – Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson make for an excellent comedy team, and Jughead is one of the funniest current comics. Each issue, I anticipate the weird and wacky dream sequences in the middle of the comic. Also, Jughead is revealed to be asexual this issue.

Ms. Marvel #4 (Marvel) – I’m really enjoying the new volume of Ms. Marvel, and how Ms. Marvel has to balance being a regular high school student, Avenger, and superhero while also dealing with her name being used by an evil corporation that wants to level her city for expensive condos. Talk about a full course load.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Shaft: Imitation of Life #1 (Dynamite) – David Walker’s first volume for the classic character was fantastic, and this second one is a comic that I’ve been waiting to read since I found out about it many months ago. Walker mastered getting to the basics of John Shaft, what makes the character great, and I’m expecting more of the same.

Descender #10 (Image Comics) – One of my favorite comics out right now. This sci-fi series is as great to read as it is to stare at it’s beautiful pages.

Legend of Wonder Woman #2 (DC Comics) – The Wonder Woman we need. It’s a back to basics take on the character and is right now the best depiction of the character in comics. The first issue was great and shows you can easily do the character right with a solid creative team.

Old Man Logan #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was fantastic, the best debut of any All-New, All-Different Marvel comic. It perfectly captured the “Western” feel of the original story mixed in with a good revenge tale. So good that I don’t care this issue is out just a few weeks later.

Sunflower #4 (451 Media) – This series is just beautiful to look at, and the story rather haunting. A mother trying to get her kid back from a cult, yes please!

Preview: The Last Contract #2 (of 4)

The Last Contract #2 (of 4)

Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Lisandro Estherren

The Man is on the run, searching for the person from his past who leaked his kill list.

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Previews Releases Top 100 Comics for January 2016

Previews has released the top 100 comics in January 2016. As is not a surprise Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead #150 from Skybound and Image Comics topped the chart.

Marvel held eight of the top ten titles mostly of new debuts and Star Wars related comics. Secret Wars #9, which wrapped up the event, was their best selling comic and came in second.

Batman was DC Comics‘ one book in the top ten. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman #48 came in at #9.

Dark Horse Comics‘ top book was Hellboy Winter Special 2016 at #137. IDW Publishing‘s Back to the Future #4 ranked #99 for the month. BOOM! Studios‘ found success with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 at #39.

Check out the full list below.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2016

QTY
RANK
DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 WALKING DEAD #150 (MR) $2.99 NOV150561-M IMA
2 SECRET WARS #9 $4.99 OCT150729-M MAR
3 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #1 $3.99 NOV150751-M MAR
4 STAR WARS #14 $3.99 OCT150945-M MAR
5 STAR WARS #15 $3.99 NOV150920-M MAR
6 OLD MAN LOGAN #1 $4.99 NOV150733-M MAR
7 OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #1 $3.99 NOV150910-M MAR
8 BATMAN #48 $3.99 NOV150219-M DC
9 DARTH VADER #15 $3.99 NOV150917-M MAR
10 UNCANNY X-MEN #1 $3.99 OCT150769-M MAR
11 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6 $3.99 NOV150841-M MAR
12 A-FORCE #1 $3.99 OCT150736-M MAR
13 MIGHTY THOR #3 $3.99 NOV150781-M MAR
14 DEADPOOL #5 $3.99 NOV150895-M MAR
15 ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #1 $3.99 NOV150745-M MAR
16 DEADPOOL #6 $3.99 NOV150897-M MAR
17 SILVER SURFER #1 $3.99 NOV150763-M MAR
18 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #3 $3.99 OCT150878-M MAR
19 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #4 $3.99 NOV150784-M MAR
20 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.2 $3.99 OCT150860-M MAR
21 UNCANNY X-MEN #2 $3.99 OCT150772-M MAR
22 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 $3.99 NOV150738-M MAR
23 DOCTOR STRANGE #4 $3.99 NOV150871-M MAR
24 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #2 $3.99 NOV150250-M DC
25 ALL NEW X-MEN #3 $3.99 OCT150811-M MAR
26 SAGA #33 (MR) $2.99 NOV150635 IMA
27 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #4 $3.99 NOV150892-M MAR
28 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #5 $3.99 NOV150732 MAR
29 SPIDER-GWEN #4 $3.99 NOV150838-M MAR
30 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 $3.99 NOV150173-M DC
31 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #6 $3.99 NOV150888 MAR
32 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #5 $3.99 OCT150815 MAR
33 UNCANNY AVENGERS #4 $3.99 NOV150788-M MAR
34 TRUE BELIEVERS DEADPOOL #1 $1.00 NOV150859 MAR
35 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #4 $3.99 NOV150814-M MAR
36 DAREDEVIL #3 $3.99 NOV150850-M MAR
37 DETECTIVE COMICS #48 $3.99 NOV150231-M DC
38 HARLEY QUINN #24 $3.99 NOV150236-M DC
39 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #0 $3.99 NOV151136 BOO
40 TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #2 $3.99 NOV150775-M MAR
41 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #14 $2.99 NOV150223 DC
42 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #15 $2.99 NOV150224 DC
43 DEADPOOL AND CABLE SPLIT SECOND #2 $4.99 NOV150891 MAR
44 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #16 $2.99 NOV150225 DC
45 PAPER GIRLS #4 $2.99 NOV150626 IMA
46 KANAN #10 $3.99 NOV150923 MAR
47 SUPERMAN #48 $3.99 NOV150215-M DC
48 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #17 $2.99 NOV150226 DC
49 GREEN LANTERN #48 $3.99 NOV150244-M DC
50 AGENTS OF SHIELD #1 $3.99 NOV150768-M MAR
51 UNCANNY INHUMANS #4 $3.99 NOV150818-M MAR
52 ROBIN WAR #2 $4.99 NOV150238-M DC
53 VISION #3 $3.99 NOV150795-M MAR
54 BATMAN SUPERMAN #28 $3.99 NOV150211-M DC
55 SPIDEY #2 $3.99 NOV158416-M MAR
56 SILK #3 $3.99 NOV150832-M MAR
57 NEW AVENGERS #5 $3.99 NOV150787 MAR
58 WONDER WOMAN #48 $3.99 NOV150205-M DC
59 MS MARVEL #3 $3.99 NOV150824-M MAR
60 ACTION COMICS #48 $3.99 NOV150209-M DC
61 CARNAGE #4 $3.99 NOV150828-M MAR
62 POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #1 $2.99 NOV150166-M DC
63 ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #8 $3.99 NOV150242-M DC
64 GRAYSON #16 $3.99 NOV150234-M DC
65 ULTIMATES #3 $3.99 NOV150797-M MAR
66 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #25 $3.99 NOV150213-M DC
67 CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #5 $3.99 NOV150794 MAR
68 SWAMP THING #1 $2.99 NOV150169-M DC
69 HOWARD THE DUCK #3 $4.99 NOV158411-M MAR
70 SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #3 $3.99 NOV150207-M DC
71 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #5 $3.99 NOV150840-M MAR
72 DEATHSTROKE #14 $2.99 NOV150181-M DC
73 GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #2 $4.99 NOV150805-M MAR
74 CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #4 $3.99 NOV150878-M MAR
75 ALL NEW HAWKEYE #3 $3.99 NOV150876-M MAR
76 BATGIRL #47 $2.99 OCT150210 DC
77 GREEN LANTERN CORPS EDGE OF OBLIVION #1 $2.99 NOV150162-M DC
78 RED WOLF #2 $3.99 NOV150846-M MAR
79 VENOM SPACE KNIGHT #3 $3.99 NOV150807-M MAR
80 ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #4 $3.99 NOV150803-M MAR
81 ALL NEW INHUMANS #3 $3.99 NOV150822-M MAR
82 SCARLET WITCH #2 $3.99 NOV150777-M MAR
83 I HATE FAIRYLAND #4 (MR) $3.50 NOV150612-M IMA
84 WEB WARRIORS #3 $3.99 NOV150830-M MAR
85 LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #1 $3.99 NOV150164-M DC
86 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #16 $2.99 NOV150196 DC
87 STARFIRE #8 $2.99 NOV150197-M DC
88 TEEN TITANS #16 $2.99 NOV150199-M DC
89 SPIDER-WOMAN #3 $3.99 NOV150834-M MAR
90 SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK #4 $3.99 NOV150217-M DC
91 INVADER ZIM #6 $3.99 OCT151570-M ONI
92 TITANS HUNT #4 $3.99 NOV150201-M DC
93 SQUADRON SUPREME #3 $3.99 NOV150779-M MAR
94 NOVA #3 $3.99 NOV150800-M MAR
95 AQUAMAN #48 $3.99 NOV150175-M DC
96 RED HOOD ARSENAL #8 $2.99 NOV150194-M DC
97 TOKYO GHOST #5 (MR) $3.99 NOV150658-M IMA
98 STAR-LORD #3 $3.99 NOV150816-M MAR
99 BACK TO THE FUTURE #4 [*] $3.99 NOV150405-M IDW
100 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #15 (MR) $2.99 NOV150625 IMA

Preview: Snow Blind #3 (of 4)

Snow Blind #3 (of 4)

Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Tyler Jenkins

After Trent is taken into police custody, Teddy’s parents take the family to a cabin to get away for a few days, unaware that Teddy knows the truth about everything.

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Preview: Jonesy #1 (of 4)

Jonesy #1 (of 4)

Imprint: BOOM! Box
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle

Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. She’s a cupid in plaid. With a Tumblr. There’s only one catch—it doesn’t work on herself. She’s gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when her powers go wrong…

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Preview: Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Vol. 2 TP

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Vol. 2 TP

Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artists: Piotr Kowalski, Emmanuel Xerx Javier

In the catacombs beneath an abandoned cemetery lies the city of Midian. A home to all that have none, this sanctuary from the cruelty of man has been sought by monsters throughout time. Explore both the past and present of this clandestine tribe, unleashing new secrets and horrors as these creatures fight to coexist with mankind. From master storyteller Clive Barker, writer Marc Andreyko (Batwoman) and artists Piotr Kowalski (Dark Tower: The Drawing of Three) and Emmanuel Xerx Javier (Raven Nevermore) comes the story behind Midian’s most famous monsters and the one who is destined to save them all! Collects issues #5-8.

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Preview: Regular Show Vol. 5 TP

Regular Show Vol. 5 TP

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Writer: Nick Sumida
Artist: Allison Strejlau

It’s Spring Break, and Mordecai and Rigby aren’t exactly stoked to be watching over the Park while the rest of the crew kicks back, grills hot dogs, and wears awesome tank tops. Once Benson busts them for slacking off and allowing vandals to ransack the park, Rigby snaps…and when he discovers a mysterious genie lamp, it’s time for Benson to learn his lesson. But be careful what you wish for! Collects issues #17-20 of the comic based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series.

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Preview: Lumberjanes Vol. 3 TP

Lumberjanes Vol. 3 TP

Imprint: BOOM! Box
Writers: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters, Faith Erin Hicks
Artists: Carolyn Nowak, Various

It’s a free day at Lumberjanes camp, and the Roanoke cabin is…bored out of their skulls. With nothing to fight, the girls set themselves to earning all the badges they can that don’t involve monsters or the supernatural, which is surprisingly hard! When Mal and Molly sneak off in search of real adventure, they accidentally stumble into something more than they ever bargained for. Collects the Halloween special issue #9 written by Faith Erin Hicks, plus issues #10-12.

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