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Review: The Delinquents #1

DELINQ_001_COV_RIVERAConfrontation! Devastation! Inebriation! (And the lost secret of the hobos too!) Oh dear God no, you’d better get out of the way…because here come the Delinquents!

Quantum and Woody are the world’s worst superhero team. Archer and Armstrong are a mismatched pair of conspiracy-busting adventurers. When a mysterious force collides these ill-suited and irresponsible “heroes” for a cross-country race through the darkest corners of American mythology, all hell is bound to break loose. Can two busted pairs become four of a kind in time to defeat the Hobo King, save the day, and make it back home in time for happy hour? Let’s hope so…’cause these guys make a really, really bad team. (And you don’t even want to know about the goat.)

Really I can recommend this issue, and limited series, for one hyphenated word, Ass-Map. The series combines two of Valiant’s best teams into one series that takes the best from both. Quantum and Woody, and Archer and Armstrong, compliment each other in tone, style, and humor. The first issue is full of the laughs you’d expect, and craziness you’d want. I asked myself throughout, why hasn’t this happened sooner!?

The story by James Asmus and Fred Van Lente is brought to slapstick life by Kano. As always, the art is solid work. Not sure what to really say, other than there’s lots of visual gags throughout, especially when it comes to the hobo signs.

Hobos, ass-map, Archer, Armstrong, Quantum, Woody, the fist issue is awesome. If you’ve never read either of these teams’ series, are already a fan, or just looking for a good laugh, then look no further, this has it all.

Story: James Asmus and Fred Van Lente Art by Kano
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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Preview: Robert Venditti, Clay Mann, and Dave Johnson Enlist for X-O Manowar #0 – Coming in October!

Valiant has released an advance preview of X-O Manowar #0 – a colossal comics milestone and an all-new jumping-on point arriving in October from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and superstar artist Clay Mann! In the wake of the sold-out success of Armor Hunters, start reading here as the world’s most wanted hero returns to his roots for a never-before-revealed look into X-O Manowar’s past!

Also joining this landmark exploration of Valiant’s hardest-hitting hero is Eisner Award-winning artist Dave Johnson, who will contribute FIVE interlocking shelf covers for X-O Manowar #0!

In addition to the centuries-spanning origin tale by Venditti and Mann, each component of Johnson’s epic, five-piece interlocking image revisits a different chapter in the life of Aric of Dacia, the man behind the armor – his abduction and enslavement by the maleficent alien race known as The Vine in the fifth century A.D.; his escape and arrival in the modern day with The Vine’s ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor; his pursuit by the cunning intelligence agent called Ninjak; his ascent into the ranks of the unbreakable all-star superteam codenamed: Unity; and, finally, his battle against the onslaught of the alien Armor Hunters!

After narrowly surviving the events of Armor Hunters, X-O Manowar – or what is left of him – must look to the future, but, to do so, he must first learn the startling secret of his past. Be here on October 8th to learn the violent, never-before-told origin of Visigoth life under the brutality of the Roman Empire, and how the modern day’s most feared armored hero began his journey to the stars nearly two millennia ago.

Cover B by CLAY MANN (AUG141714)
Interlocking Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover D by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover E by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover F by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover G by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (AUG141715)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (AUG141716)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 9/15/14)


George Pérez Brings His First Original Series in Over a Decade to BOOM! Studios with George Pérez’s Sirens

George Pérez is a name that is recognized worldwide in comics from his work on Teen Titans, The Avengers, and Wonder Woman. He is one of comics’ living legends whose work is synonymous with epic events, huge casts of characters, and dense storytelling. BOOM! Studios is the home for his first original title in over a decade with George Pérez’s Sirens, a six-issue limited series launching in September. This sweeping cosmic adventure spans time and space and follows a team of female heroes that will appeal to fans of Battlestar Galactica’s Starbuck, Star Wars’ Princess Leia, and Alien’s Ripley.

As an intergalactic force enslaves planets across the galaxy, the legendary team known only as the Sirens must reunite to save the galaxy—but is that even possible when the Sirens themselves don’t even remember who they are? And the rest of the universe only remembers them as…villains? A six-issue miniseries featuring your new favorite comic book team, written and drawn by the master himself, George Pérez begins his greatest story yet.

George Pérez’s Sirens #1 arrives in comic shops on September 17th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUL140949. The main covers include two full-color connecting wraparound covers by George Pérez and another illustrated by Cameron Stewart, with two connecting incentive covers of the George Pérez wraparound cover pencils.

GEORGE PÉREZ'S SIRENS #1 Covers A & C Connected

Preview: Continue the ‘March to AXIS’ in Your a Look at Uncanny Avengers #24!

There’s a storm brewing in Genosha. A dark secret that is about to be revealed as the thrilling lead-up to Avengers & X-Men: AXIS continues in Uncanny Avengers #24! What is happening behind the closed doors of the once proud mutant haven? Be there when blockbuster creators Rick Remender and Salvador Larroca expose the dark secrets of the Red Skull’s plot. Defeated and captured by the sinister S-Men, Havok, Rogue and the Scarlet Witch must escape the Red Skull’s re-education camps before it’s too late. Ever since he first stole the brain of Charles Xavier, it’s all been building to this – and now, the Red Skull’s revenge is complete. Even if the members of the Avengers Unity Squad can escape, it may be too late to save their mutant brethren. Brace yourself for the epic fall comics event as the ‘March to AXIS’ continues this September!

FOC – 08/25/14, On-Sale – 09/17/14


Around the Tubes

The weekend is here! I’m debating on seeing Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, opinions if it’s worth it?

Around the Tubes

Robot 6 – Marvel honors 3-year-old Jacoby Latta, ‘a fallen Avenger’ – Very nice to see them do this.

The Mary Sue – New York Comic Con Has Asked Us To Help Draft Their Harassment Policy! – Great to hear!


Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Batman and Robin #34

Talking Comics – Daredevil #7

CBR – The Delinquents #1

Talking Comics – Peter Panzerfaust #20

Talking Comics – Sensation Comics #1

The Delinquents #1 Divides the Nation! (And Comic Book Retailers Too!)

In stores this week – find out why Quantum and Woody and Archer and Armstrong are splitting the U.S. of A. right down the middle for the summer’s most disastrous team-up adventure, beginning in The Delinquents #1!

As Quantum and Woody celebrate their status as the most nominated series of the year at the 2014 Harvey Awards, Valiant is in no way proud to debut two The Delinquents #1 Coast-To-Coast Retailer Exclusive Variants – a brand new set of interlocking, limited edition variant covers by artist Brent Peeples featuring the story’s fabled ASS-MAP!

On the West Coast, keep up with the left half of the map’s frenzied joyride at Collector’s Paradise in Pasadena, CA; Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA; Yesteryear Comics in San Diego, CA; Samurai Comics in Phoenix, AZ; and Illusive Comics & Games in Santa Clara, CA.

And, on the East Coast, take charge and grab the right half of hobo history from Discount Comic Book Service (DCBS) in Ft. Wayne, IN; Ultimate Comics in Durham, NC; A Comic Shop in Orlando, FL; Graham Crackers (all locations) in Chicago, IL; and Laughing Ogre Comics in Columbus, OH and Lansdowne, VA.


Preview: Thor: God of Thunder #25 Assembles Epic Artist Lineup For God-Sized Issue!

On a bellow of thunder and the crack of lightning comes the Thunder God, one last time! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at Thor: God of Thunder #25, the oversized final issue from New York Times Bestselling writer Jason Aaron as he assembles a bevy of the industry’s greatest artists for a titanic tale that should not be missed! Witness new stories of the Thor from each era as well as the untold origin of one of the God of Thunder’s greatest foes! Plus, before Thor #1 hits in October, be there when the new Thor makes her thunderous first appearance inside this epic, oversized issue!

First, it’s Young Thor vs. the Frost Giants as Jason Aaron and artist Simon Bisley tell you a tale the brash, youthful God of Thunder as he wields his enchanted battle axe Jarnbjorn against the worst Jotunheim has to offer! Then, Aaron reteams with his artistic collaborator from Scalped, R.M. Guera, to bring you the blood-soaked origins of one of the God of Thunder’s most maniacal villains – Malekith the Accursed! Witness the untold origin of the ruler of the Dark Elves as he cuts a bloody swath across the Ten Realms in his rise to power and prominence!

Finally, as the Thor of today deals with the startling fallout of Original Sin, fast forward to the future as Aaron and blockbuster Thor: God of Thunder artist Esad Ribic bring you a new tale of King Thor and the Girls of Thunder. Deep in the halls of Asgard, Thor’s granddaughters have uncovered a startling secret chapter of Thor’s past. A secret long since buried. Who is the new God of Thunder and why was her existence kept secret?

Be there when one chapter in the God of Thunder’s life reaches its end…and another begins. No fan can afford to miss out on the epic, oversized Thor: God of Thunder #25 when it thunders its way into comic shops and onto digital devices this September!

Written by JASON AARON
Avenger Thor Variant by MILO MANARA (JUL140658)
Young Thor Variant by SIMON BISLEY (JUL140659)
King Thor Variant by RM GUERA (JUL140660)
FOC – 08/25/14, On-Sale – 09/17/14


Preview: The Saviors #5

The Saviors #5

Story By: James Robinson
Art By: J. Bone
Cover By: J. Bone
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: FEB140627
Published: August 20, 2014

Tomas and fellow freedom fighter Kurt have escaped the horror of the Mexican town La Calma and the aliens who hunted them. Or so they think. However, now at adrift at sea, a greater alien horror awaits them, with no way to destroy it and nowhere to run.


Preview: Peter Panzerfaust #20

Peter Panzerfaust #20

Story By: Kurtis J. Wiebe
Art By: Tyler Jenkins
Cover By: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAR140586
Published: August 20, 2014

“THE HUNT,” Part Five When revenge is at the tip of a finger…a finger on a trigger, there’s only one thing that stands in Lily’s way. The fate of the entire French Resistance lies in Lily’s hand and one bullet could change history.


Preview: Adventure Time #31

Adventure Time #31

Writer(s): Ryan North
Artist(s): Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb

When Princess Bubblegum and Marceline get their driver’s licenses, they have the perfect plan—build a giant ramp and drive off of it! It’s gonna be so much fun…wait, who’s the Mnemonoid, and why is he all up in this comic?


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