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Mini Reviews For The Week Ending 11/22

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for. These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews.


Huck01_CoverAHuck #1 is fantastic. This is an innocent tale of hope and the inherent goodness of one man; that it comes from the man behind Kick-Ass surprises me greatly. Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

The Saga Of The Jack Of Spades is the first issue in a successfully funded Indiegogo project aimed toward a young adult audience. Featuring a story that’s centered around four kingdoms based of the four suits in a deck of cards. It’s a unique concept that is executed fairly well, but fell a little short when it came to really drawing me into the comic. Maybe the next issue will do that, though. You can find a bit more information about the comic here, and it’s worth checking out when you’ve got a chance.
Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read



Action Comics #46: Just so bad. I know there’s a big picture here, but something is so off with this Superman series, and Superman as a whole. Overall Rating: 6 Recommendation: Pass

BPRD Hell on Earth #137: Consistently entertaining, this series really ups the action and intrigue as the BPRD makes a move against New York with the US Navy. Overall Rating: 8 Recommendation: Read

Codename Baboushka #2: A fun spy comic with lots of action. The art is a little off at times, but the story is fun as all hell. If you like your Bond light and full of action, this kick-ass woman will fit your needs. Overall Rating: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Descender #7: The latest issue sets this series in a bit of a new direction by introducing some new characters. It also has a moment that actually caught me off-guard. And the art! Absolutely beautiful to look at. Each issue delivers and one of the best series on the market. Overall Rating: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: I just know the movie, so compared to that, this is a great adaptation. The art captures the manic and over the top events. For fans of Thompson, this is a must get. Overall Rating: 9 Recommendation: Buy

I Hate Fairyland #2: Just so twisted. And so much fun. Foulmouthed pint sized twisted fun. Overall Rating: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

Jughead #2: The second issue continues to deliver mixing “real world” high school life with Jughead’s fantasies. Just a great blend and interesting type of storytelling. Overall Rating: 8 Recommendation: Read

Pawn Shop: A series of interconnecting stories that’s heart touching and a fantastic read for those who like a slice of life story. This is one of the few comics I’ve read multiple times, and I feel like I catch something new each time. Overall Rating: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

The Paybacks #3: One of the funniest comics out there and such a great series. Mixes action, laughs, and superheroes perfectly. Overall Rating: 8.3 Recommendation: Buy

Star Wars: Kanan #8: The best Star Wars comic out there right now. Based on Star Wars: Rebels, it’s giving us some great history before Episode III and between Episode III and IV. Overall Rating: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #47: What should Optimus do next? This issue is laying the groundwork for that, and it’s interesting. Overall Rating: 8.1 Recommendation: Read



Constantine #6*: Consistently one of the best comics from DC or Marvel. Issue 6 is a perfect jumping on point for anyone who missed the earlier series. John takes his exorcism skills on tour through the 5 boroughs of NYC serving a realistic range of customers including party demons in Bushwick (lord knows, I’ve been there). The episode is funny with a dark foreboding at its core. Some force seems to want John to connect with that nice, hot, normal restaurant owner/chef he flirted with. John knows that everyone who gets close to him gets hurt. But being alone hurts too. Overall Rating: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Jughead #2: Tons of fun. I’m totally new to this series and I’m enjoying it immensely. Expressive, funny art from Erica Henderson is a perfect fit for Zdarsky’s jokes. Overall Rating: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Pretty Deadly #6: A whole new chapter of the story starts here. Still poetic and atmospheric the setting is shifting to the battlefields of World War 1. Rios’ art is moody and creative. It looks like no other comic on the stands and is the reason I’m giving this an Overall Rating: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Spider-Woman #1 CoverSpider-Woman #1*. I’m all for stories about pregnant superheros and super-heroes who become parents. The Danny Rand/ Misty Knight love story in Secret Wars Secret Loves was the best thing in the whole mega-event. But I don’t know why Spider-Woman is having a baby. It’s a character who has specifically said she didn’t want kids in the past. I’m not saying that pronouncements are set in stone. But I need the comic to do a better job of selling me on this. Right now it still feels like a violation of her spirit.

If Roger (aka Porcupine) is the dad I’m going to punch a wall. Heck, even if Ben Urich is (and he’s a great character who I’ve enjoyed for years) I’ll also be pissed. To be honest, I hope we never know. I like her independent dammit! Jessica Drew is one of my favorite super heroes. I never identified with her or anything, I just appreciated how shameless she was about loving her powers.

At least her clothes are realistic clothes for a grown woman. Sad that drawing that still feels like an achievement.

Overall Rating: 3 but I’m willing to be convinced later. Maybe.


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Batman and Robin Eternal #7*: Continuing off last weeks strong showing, this issue jumps Team Robin back in the drivers seat following trails of breadcrumbs to Prague. We get a little more insight to Mother and a scene where Bruce Wayne tries to set up a meeting with her. We also get a fun interrogation team up with Jason and Tim and a fun cliffhanger. Story moved well and art was fluid. Another good showing this week.  Story: 7.5 Art: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Extraordinary X-Men #2*: Seeing the X-Men use a reconstituted Sentinel as Cerebra is pretty cool. I enjoyed the issue quite a bit. Yes it feels like business as usual with the X-Men still hated and M-Pox seems like a retread of the Legacy Virus, but this time it seems more dire. Jean throwing away a “normal” life to do the right thing only to be unappreciated was a nice touch. I am enjoying Old Man Logan’s inclusion too. So while it doesn’t feel completely “All-New” it was new enough. Ramos and Lemire are a great team. I hope they stay on the title for a while. Plus bearded Colosus is awesome. Overall Rating: 8.5  Recommendation: Buy


Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write.

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

Review: Alabaster: The Good, The Bad and the Bird #1

Alabaster The Good, The Bad, and The Bird #1 1Supernatural stories have flooded the just about every entertainment medium and to some varying effects, especially the whole variation on good versus evil. The one thing that just about all of them have lost or maybe, never had at all is the “scare factor”. What makes them so devoid of this essential element in horror is that they usually travel down the same familiar roads and ultimately utilize the most common genre tropes. There are always the exceptions like The Strangers, Deliver Us from Evil, N0sfer@2and the Purge.

Comics is probably one of the few mediums that actually get horror right, with many interesting entries over the last few years. Cullen Bunn’s Harrow County, definitely has given a new meaning to unsettling, as every character and story from the series will definitely make your skin crawl. Alan Moore’s Providence, has definitely taken some familiar Lovecraft characters, brought them to a new level of craziness and spookiness. Now, Dark Horse, has unleashed Alabaster: The Good, The Bad and The Bird, which continues the adventures of Dancy Flammarion, who just so happens to specializes in hunting down those monsters that lurks in the shadows.

Alabaster: the Good, the Bad and the Bird takes place a few weeks after the events of the Grimmer Tales story arc, which actually claimed Dancy as a casualty. Although she is in the afterworld, that looks awfully like hell, it seems as though those very monsters, she died fighting, might compromise, her new world. Within the first issue, the story jumps back and forth at a rapid pace between Dancy and a deal between some crazy siblings and the bailiff. By issue’s end, Dancy, finds herself to be truly in hell and the crazy siblings, are even more unhinged than one would have guessed.

Overall, an interesting story, as the reader is definitely dropped into the aftermath of Grimmer Tales, which maybe a little raucous for the novice reader, who as not picked up the series until now, but definitely the reader is quickly caught up. The story by Caitlin Kiernan is engrossing and disturbing at the same time, reminding me so much of the Killing Joke. The art by Daniel Warren Johnson is abstract and iridescent, taking full advantage of the broad strokes that separates the twofold narratives that are in play. Altogether, an interesting story that although is spooky, will make the reader yearning to come back to see how this one unfolds.

Story: Caitlin Kiernan Art: Daniel Warren Johnson
Story:  9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Dragon Age: Magekiller #1

Dragon Age: Magekiller #1

Greg Rucka (W), Carmen Carnero (A), Sachin Teng (Cover)
On sale December 16, FOC November 23.

Greg Rucka begins an all-new story set in the immersive dark-fantasy world of Dragon Age!

Tessa and Marius are mercenary partners, eliminating those who use blood magic to hurt others, but when a powerful patron employs them, they realize this next job may be their last…

Dragon Age Magekiller #1 1

Review: King Tiger #4

King Tiger #4In King Tiger #4, King Tiger has used all his strength, expended every weapon, cast his last spell. His adversary is trapped, and Tiger is trapped with it. But Rikki Boyd, the woman whose heart he broke, refuses to let Tiger die alone. When magic fails, can the heart prevail?

In a concluding fashion for this four limited run, the story comes to its end. Conclusion maybe a little inaccurate, more like a final battle between Tiger, his father, and his demon mother. Even though how the ritualistic summoning of his mother is brought to its fitting end in a slightly cliche manner, it does allow the story to wrap it in a solid, conclusive manner.

While compared to the previous issues, this comic is much more vibrant and colorful. However, there isn’t much contrast outside of the ones between the character’s and their environment. I will admit the cover art is superb, and reminds me of old comics I have seen from the 60’s and 70’s. Just updated with a more modern character, and environment. Defiantly wouldn’t mind having a physical print of the cover to hang up, or frame.

Story: Randy Stradley Art: Doug Wheatley
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for revew

Bruce Zick’s Zone Continuum Gets a Graphic Novel

Dark Horse has announced that Bruce Zick’s wild science-fiction web comic, The Zone Continuum, will arrive in print as an original graphic novel.

The Zone Continuum was first printed in 1992 by Caliber Comics and then rebooted in 2006 as a web series of over one hundred episodes for Komikwerks. Now, Bruce Zick and Dark Horse Comics will deliver all-new stories and expand on the mythos in The Zone Continuum Volume 1.

High atop the New York City skyline, an invisible war has raged for generations. As two nigh-immortal champions brawl for dominance of the ever-shrinking extradimensional Zone 27, the populace below remain oblivious of the cataclysm that could cause their annihilation from the rooftops above!

The Zone Continuum is in stores February 24, 2016.

Zone Continuum

Review: The Paybacks #3

The Paybacks #2 1Indebted superheroes keep turning up dead before the Paybacks can collect. What’s worse, Night Knight suspects there’s a traitor in their midst. In perilous circumstances like these, our heroes do the only sensible thing . . . they split up! Hey, these assets ain’t gonna repossess themselves!

The Paybacks is a superhero story for the generation of people inundated by  debt. And although the size of debt that the heroes facing repossession will make your student debt look like a mole hill next to a mountain. When the men and women that owe such sums are powerful heroes and so the repo team that gets sent to collect means business. This is a fantastic concept that serves as the backdrop to a legitimately funny series.

Last issue proved that the Paybacks is more than just a one hit wonder, and the series still shows no sign of slowing down.

As brilliant as the idea of superhero debt is, if the story that is set against it falls flat then you’re left with a poorly executed great idea. Thankfully the writing team of Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal continue to effortlessly provide a genuinely entertaining and at times darkly funny superhero comic. Make no mistake that The Paybacks aren’t a group brought together to fight for a common good while simultaneously becoming like an extended family, no, instead The Paybacks are a team that have been forced to work together to pay off their debt. Whether they like each other is entirely incidental, and that’s something that  Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal take care to remind us of.

This issue continues the same sense of madhouse fun and chaotic mayhem from the debut issue of The Paybacks, and it is as enjoyable here as it was in the last two issues. The comics’ art work by artist Geoff Shaw and colourist Lauren Affe is yet again, solid. One of the highlights for me this issue was during a flashback sequence the colouring had echoes of the dot-colouring that is so evocative of older comics four colour printing methods. It’s a nice touch, and one that I thought was clever.  The Paybacks #3 continues the precedent set last issue of delivering a well written, extremely enjoyable comic book that is still one of the most effortlessly funny comics on my pull list.

This is a series that you don’t want to miss out on; The Paybacks is a blast of fresh air in a genre that frequently takes itself too seriously. Whether you ask your Local Comic Shop to hold a copy of this comic for you the next time you visit, or add it to your pull list on ComiXology, this is a series that you should be paying attention to.

Story: Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal Art: Geoff Shaw Colours: Lauren Affe 
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy a FREE copy for review.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

HERO HOURLY COVERWednesdays 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.


Top Pick: Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #1 (Valiant) – The Eternal Warrior has become one of my favourite comic book characters recently, and with this new series being the first released when my ear is turned toward Valiant has really got me excited.

Hero Hourly #1 (21 Pulp) – What if your day job was to be a superhero? What if instead of asking “you want fries with that?” you were punching people just waiting for the clock to tick own? Yeah, I can’t wait to get my hands on this inaugural offering from 21 Pulp.

The Paybacks #3 (Dark Horse) – Probably one of the funniest series on my pull list, the idea of a superhero repo squad is hillarious. If you can’t tell, I seem to have a hankering for non-traditional superhero fare this week.

Red Thorn #1 (Vertigo) – After talking with David Baillie and Meghan Hetrick about this comic (the writer and artist, respectively), I’m really pumped to check this out on Wednesday. That it’s chock full of Scottish mythology is also very interesting, as I know very little about that, and I’m looking forward to read some more.



Top Pick: Hero Hourly #1 (21 Pulp) – You think your job sucks? 21 Pulp kicks off their publishing slate with this new series which sees an average joe who can’t get the work he wants after college taking on a low paying gig as a superhero. Yes, superheroes are hired out as hourly security guards

Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven (Lion Forge/IDW Publishing) – I remember watching WWE/WWF when I was a kid in the 80s, and one of the rockstars of that time was Andre the Giant, the mountain of a man. This graphic novel, working with his daughter, presents us the life of this legend. There’s already been one graphic novel released on Andre, and I loved that, and am looking forward to seeing how this one compares.

The Paybacks #3 (Dark Horse) – One of the funniest comics out there right now. It’s a superhero repo team. If that idea alone doesn’t put a smile on your face…

Star Wars: Vader Down #1 (Marvel) – I’ve read the first issue and if you’re a fan of Marvel’s Star Wars comics, you’ll love this start of their first crossover event. So good.

Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1 (Valiant) –  When I think of Valiant, I think quality. The event Book of Death really shook up the Eternal Warrior setting him upon this new path. When it says Valiant, I know I’m going to be entertained and this kicking off a new series is a great place to start and find out yourself.



Top Pick: Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #4 (Image Comics)Phonogram is the best new comic around. I wrote an essay on why. A must for all music lovers and comics fans alike.

Jughead #2 (Archie Comics) – It’s a new world — one in which people who mostly read super heroes or read creator-owned comics are won over by the quirky humor and art of Chip Zardski and Erica Henderson. A world where people like me actually read an Archie comic. I truly enjoyed this new take on the world of Archie. From what I know of Jughead (ok, not much) Erica and Chip are channeling Jughead’s spirit for a new age. Really fun.

The Mighty Thor #1 (Marvel) – Thor is still Doctor Jane Foster, therefore I’m still interested.

Pretty Deadly #6 (Image Comics) – Pretty Deadly is about Death’s Daughter. But the real focus is the comic’s atmosphere — like a psychedelic Western movie, and the unusual poetic rhythm of its prose. This new arc takes place many years after issue 5. It starts like a psychedelic western too but it ends like…. you’ll just have to read it.


Peter Hogan Delivers King’s Road Miniseries

Moving from the pages of comics’ greatest anthology, Dark Horse Presents, Peter Hogan returns to fantasy to deliver a three-issue miniseries of King’s Road.

Artist Staz Johnson and colorist Douglas Sirois join Hogan to continue this tale of a family on the run from magical, other-dimensional monsters.

They were just your average suburban kids until a nightmare from their father’s hidden past came to hunt them down. Now they must fight the evil forces of the usurping witch Malicia for the right to rule a magical kingdom.

The series kicks off with a forty-eight-page special that includes all King’s Road chapters from Dark Horse Presents by Peter Hogan and Phil Winslade—and an additional issue’s worth of story drawn by the new King’s Road art team!

King’s Road #1 (of 3) is in stores February 10, 2016

King’s Road #1

Dark Horse Resurrects Original “Aliens” Series for 30th Anniversary Hardcover

In 1988, Dark Horse’s Aliens comic debuted, with stunning art by Mark A. Nelson and a script by Mark Verheiden, taking the comics market by storm. For the thirtieth anniversary of the Aliens film, Dark Horse and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are releasing an oversized hardcover edition of the unabridged and unadulterated series!

This must-have collector’s edition delivers 184 pages of original black-and-white art, each panel more horrifying than the last.

In deep space, a salvage crew is attacked by seemingly unstoppable monsters. The marines are called in, but they need someone with experience. Soon Hicks (the horribly scarred survivor from Aliens) and Newt (now almost eighteen) find themselves on a mission to locate and destroy the aliens’ homeworld!

This collection also marks the first major comics work by Mark Verheiden, who went on to write The Mask, Timecop, Battlestar Galactica, Daredevil, and many other films and television shows.

Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comics Series (978-1-50670-078-6) is in stores April 26, 2016.


Mini Reviews For The Week Ending 11/15/15

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for. These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews.



All-New Wolverine #1* – Was a pleasant surprise for me. I wasn’t that interested in X23 as a character before, so this comic was never that high on my radar (unlike the Old Man Logan series that’s due to hit in a couple months). Elana convinced me to pick this up, and I’m glad she did. This first issue is one of the best of the All New All Different offerings from Marvel that I’ve read in the last month or two, and it’s a damn good Wolverine story, too that has just the right combination of action and inner conflict. Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy.

Batman #46* – If you’ve been reading this series, there’s no reason for you not to pick this up. Not my favourite issue by this creative team, but still better than most other Batman books out there. Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

Heroes: Vengence #2 – I really wanted to like this series as much as I did the Heroes Reborn TV show. Not quite there yet, but it’s getting closer. It may be worth waiting for the trade, but there’s some interesting back ground here for fans of the show. Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read



Abe Sapien #28 – Abe is still figuring out his role in the world as he continues his cross country trip. The series has been interesting in that its provided a way for us to see more of the country and the hellish landscape. Each series arc is much stronger than the individual issues, and this one begins a new one that could be interesting. Overall Rating: 7.25 Recommendation: Read

All-New Wolverine #1 *- A ho-hum start that glosses over X-23’s abusive and killer past. She should not be this chill. Plus the ending reminded me WAY too much of Orphan Black. Overall Rating: 7 Recommendation: Read

Birthright #11 – Sword and sorcery fun in the “real” world. Joshua Williamson has been putting together an entertaining series backed up with solid art. Plus a solid twist in this issue where we learn more about the Nevermind. Overall Rating: 8.23 Recommendation: Read

Letter 44 #21 – Ryan Kelly steps in on art in this special issue that looks at how the Clarke astronauts were recruited. It’s an amazing comic that intelligently adds so much depth to each character. Overall Rating: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare #3 – Oh what a messed up comic (and series in general). This is the Joker with no limits, and the body count and sadism is proof. Overall Rating: 7.8 Recommendation: Read

SouthernBastards_12-1_263_405Rebels #8 – Two standalone stories in this issue. One focuses on a woman who runs a print shop in occupied Boston and the other is about a freed slave who fights on the British side. While touching upon history, the comic isn’t actual history. But, each issue makes me want to find out more. And the art is solid as usual. Overall Rating: 8 Recommendation: Read

Southern Bastards #12 – Continues to be one of the best comics on the market. Jason Latour writes this one which… well it’s best to just read it. However, it’s amazing how much he made me actually feel sorry for someone who almost beats to death a kid. Overall Rating: 9 Recommendation: Buy

The Walking Dead #148** – The series continues to build, and looks like it’ll explode soon. That ending is amazing.  Overall Rating: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Zodiac Starforce #3 – The series is fun, but feels a bit like 80s cartoons in that it’s not too deep. I think this issue is where I see that the most. It’s still fun, but some of the dialogue is a little stilted, much like 80s cartoons. A fun series and read. Overall Rating: 7.5 Recommendation: Read



zodiax3All-New Wolverine #1*  is the best Wolverine comic in a generation. It’s version of Laura is one of the most richly written female heroes around. But it also serves as a Wolverine comic in the classic sense. She IS Wolverine. She is wrestling with a lot of the same issues Logan always has yet she is handling them from the perspective of a young woman. I truly appreciate her wearing the classic Wolverine costume and realistic street clothes which suit her personality rather then being out of character cheesecake as is often the case. I think its a must for both fans of Wolverine and fans of complex female leads. Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy!

Zodiac Starforce # 2 & 3 – Charming and inventive all ages comic with a kick-ass diverse and distinctive cast. Your sure to have a favorite to identify with (and that almost never happens to me). Feels a bit like a technicolor Buffy for kids. The stakes feel pretty high. And of course we’re cheering for Lily and Savannah’s adorable romance. Overall an 8 especially for kids.


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Batman and Robin Eternal #6* – Ok now we are talking! Best issue since the first. Maybe it’s the addition of Tony Daniel’s art being back but this issue stood out. The parallel between Bruce’s fear over Mother engineering orphans into what she wants and what he could be doing with young Dick Grayson’s future was powerful. Finally we have a potential Bat villain with long reaching scope. I also enjoyed our current Bruce Wayne at peace. To me this was one of the single best Bat books I’ve read this year. Score: 9 Recomendation: Buy

Secret Wars #7* – So finally things are starting to unravel for God Doom. This issue had a lot of action, it just didn’t grab me that much. Great visuals by Essad Ribic. What a talent he is. Reed Richards’ contingency plan was intriguing but I want more. However seeing T’Challa with an Infinity Gauntlet was way cool. Looking forward to The Thing cutting lose next issue. Score: 7.5 Recommendation: Read



Squadron Sinister #4* – Nighthawk finally makes his move to take over Utopolis and to do that, he needs to take out Hyperion. The action was so so and Nighthawk wins…just in time for the Thors to arrive and arrest him for his actions against Battleworld. He is tried by God Doom, and Warrior Woman is responsible for the final nail in his coffin. Nighthawk is sentenced to life beyond the shield. A group of Starbrands attempt to liberate Utopolis, but the citizens rebel, saying they had it better under the rule of Hyperion. Yawn..nothing exciting and a less then stellar conclusion. Overall: 5 Recommendation: Read, but only if you’ve followed the series.

Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write.

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

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