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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

star lord and kitty pryde 1 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.

Brett

Top Pick: Cyborg #1 (DC Comics) – Some things are changing for Cyborg, his armor is evolving some how. The series puts the spotlight on this founding member of the Justice League. The creators have also said they plan on examining real world issues, and how an African-American superhero (who’s literally a weapon) would have to deal with them.

The Blacklist #1 (Titan Comics) – The television show gets a comic tie-in that actually is in continuity. The writers have nailed Red’s quirkiness in what feels like an unaired episode.

Fight Club 2 #3 (Dark Horse) – With each issue it feels like we go down the rabbit hole more and more. That’s a good thing. The third issue makes everything a bit more interesting as we continue our journey through Tyler’s world.

Prez #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue had me regularly laughing as it skewered modern politics and gave us a new celebrity in Corn Dog Girl.

Transformers #43 (IDW Publishing) – Soundwave is building something around Jupiter. Is it a peaceful commune, or is there some other plan? Cosmos is on a mission to find out what’s going on, and the results are intriguing. The series stands out when it gets philosophical and political, and boy does it here.

 

Alex

Top Pick: C.O.W.L. #11 (Image Comics) – One of the best series out there, Kyle Higgins’ C.O.W.L. takes place in the 1960’s in a world where superheroes are unionized. A fascinating take on the superhero genre, Higgins also touches on the corruption that was rife during that period in America’s history. This issue was delayed by a few weeks, and the wait to get it in my hands has been a long one.

Old Man Logan #3 (Marvel) – Old Man Logan is one of the best Wolverine stories this century, and while I was originally nervous about Marvel revisiting it, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at just how good the series has been so far.

 

Elana

Top Pick: Power Up #1 (BOOM! Box/BOOM! Studios) – Kate Leth’s Post Modern queer feminist take on the Magical Girl genre. And it’s cuuuute!

Grayson #10 (DC Comics) – The last issue was my first and this is a new arc. It’s Grayson as a double agent Bond and the return of Huntress in a new role as head of a secret agency Grayson has infiltrated at Bruce’s request. And now Bruce is dead and Dick is on his own. Manifesting my dream casting of Rosario Dawson as Huntress this new 52 incarnation is bi-racial!

The book is suspenseful yet charming. But I’m a bit concerned that it may be engaging in queer baiting with its lead breaking the 4th wall last issue to ask if he was straight (or if that was just his tie). In 2015 its long past time comics stopped queer baiting and started having actual queer representation especially among A List characters.

I’ll delve into these issues in my review of the new issue.

Infinite Loop #4 (IDW Publishing) – Teddy confronts her archenemy: her former boss, Tina, and launches a series of unprecedented temporal attacks to force Tina from her hideout, putting the safety of the world at risk!

Spider Woman #9 (Marvel) – Last issue Jessica made a socially enlightened decision in spite of being brutally attacked by the formerly abused wife of a costumed villain.

Jess is going to let this new Utopia for the escaped families of super villains continue as a safe haven.

Now we are only a few months from Jess being pregnant as her All New All Different cover shows. Let’s see how she gets there. I’m reserving judgement since writer Hopeless’s run has been strong and feminist.

Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde #1 (Marvel) – This better be mostly Kitty…

 

Mr. H

Top Pick: Grayson #10 (DC Comics) – Agent Dick Grayson. Super Hero Lex Luthor Nuff round two. Nuff said. This should be fantastic!

Cyborg #1 (DC Comics) – New team, New tech, New Start and art by superstar Ivan Reis. This one is worth at least a beta test.

Deathstroke #8 (DC Comics) – Slade contracted to kill some gods and Diana interferes. Just some good ol’ beat em up, slash em up action! Grab the popcorn and let your brains go for this one.

Old Man Logan #3 (Marvel Comics) – Basically Clint Eastwood with claws roaming the desert kicking ass. 1-2-3 Snikt!

We are Robin #2 (DC Comics) – Social Media Super Saviors? We shall see. It takes more than a color scheme and pinning a letter on yourself. Time to see if the kids got what it takes.

 

Paul

Top Pick: Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde #1 (Marvel) – I have been following this couple in Guardians of the Galaxy and All New X-Men, so naturally I’m excited to see this title.  But what really has me interested is the cover showing Shadowcat from Age of Apocalypse…is Kitty with Peter, or against him?

Magneto #20 (Marvel) – This title is showing how Magneto is trying to deal with the incursions, wanting to be the saviour of the planet so mutants can carry on.  Polaris is also along for the ride, helping her father but also looking after the humans her father is stepping over while he tries to save the day.  This title will more than likely be ending when the Marvel Universe gets its reboot, and I am looking forward to see how Magneto goes out.

Marvel Zombies #2 (Marvel) – Issue 1 was fun, and I really enjoyed Elsa Bloodstone as the main character we follow.  I only know her from the stories she’s guest starred in, and I’m glad to be seeing more of her and what kind of character she is.  Plus, who doesn’t like zombies?

 

Pharoah

Top Pick: Fables #150 (DC Comics/Vertigo) – I heard that this world shattering story was coming to an end in a big way during last year’s SDCC, this is one of those stories that every comic book reader needs to read yesterday and am interested to see if this ends in typical Fables fashion….

Archie vs Sharknado #1 (Archie) It has been quite a few months for Archie. He has fought zombies, died, fought Predator and now he fights Sharknado !!!! Nothing else to be said

JLA: Gods and Monsters : Batman #1 (DC Comics)- I loved the prequel series on Machinima, and can’t wait for the movie, but will settle for prequel comic book set in this alternate world, where Kirk Langstrom ( known to Batman devotees as Man-Bat) is Batman, should be interesting!!

Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde #1 (Marvel )- longtime readers know them as , *insert pun* “star crossed lovers”, but this takes place within Battle World, so one is curious to see if their love is the same or are they mortal enemies?

Wolf #1 (Image) I love hardboiled detectives, but hardboiled detectives who deal with the supernatural, (i.e., John Constantine, Harry Dresden) is a special breed, enter Antoine Wolfe.

Fashion Spotlight: One small step for man, Dark Side of Infinity, and Merc vs Merc

Ript Apparel has three new designs today. One small step for man, Dark Side of Infinity, and Merc vs Merc from camo!, adho1982, and ClayGraham will be for sale on July 20, 2015 only!

One small step for man by camo!

One small step for man

Dark Side of Infinity by adho1982

Dark Side of Infinity

Merc vs Merc by ClayGraham

Merc vs Merc

 

 

 

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Fashion Spotlight: The Mighty Wilsons, The Punished Devil, and Iron Stitch

Ript Apparel has three new designs for comic fans. The Mighty Wilsons, The Punished Devil, and Iron Stitch from Matty Rogers, RyanAstle, and blackList90 will be for sale on July 4, 2015 only!

The Mighty Wilsons by Matty Rogers

The Mighty Wilsons

The Punished Devil by RyanAstle

The Punished Devil

Iron Stitch by blackList90

Iron Stitch

 

 

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Review: Deathstroke #7

Deathstroke #7Beginning a titanic new arc: “God Killer”! Slade is armed by Hephaestus to take down one of the Olympian Gods! If any man is bold enough to believe he can murder a god – it’s Deathstroke!

To me the new direction of the DC Universe presents challenges and opportunities for creators, and often it’s the same issue. There’s lots that has come before, but at the same time you want to give readers an opportunity to hop on and not be lost due to that. Some series have succeeded in that, and some have struggled. Deathstroke #7, written by James Bonny and Tony S. Daniel with art by Daniel, balances that tight rope nicely.

While Slade is tasked with a new mission, kill an Olympian God, there’s also nods to whats come before, but that continuity and history is bonus for folks who have been keeping up, not a nuisance for those that haven’t. Still, there’s some things that I scratched my head about, like Slade’s eye, but nothing was important or caused enough issues that it took me out of the story.

The story itself is pretty basic. There’s nothing crazy complicated or deep. Some action, some touching moments, some humor. It’s a bit of a throwback to testosterone comics of old, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Some times that’s all the entertainment you need or want.

The art is pretty cool with Daniel balancing the quieter “talking” scenes with the action. The style isn’t over the top, and there’s some interesting panel choices, particularly a two page layout that has one large image in the middle of the page with panels on either side. Generally cool design and art.

The comic isn’t “deep,” it knows what it is and goes with it. Some times mindless action is all we’re looking for, and this comic delivers that in a good way. For folks who want a comic that’s straight up action, this one is for you.

Story: James Bonny, Tony S. Daniel Art: Tony S. Daniel
Story: 7 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get?

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Newsarama – DC Hires Ben Abernathy as Talent Relations Director – Congrats!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – The Amazing Spider-Man #15

Comic Vine – Amazing X-Men #17

Comic Vine – Aquaman #39

CBR – Arkham Manor #5

Comic Vine – Batman #39

Comic Vine – The Black Hood #1

Comic Vine – Chew #46

ComicBook.com – Criminal Special Edition

Comic Vine – Curb Stomp #1

The Beat – Curb Stomp #1

Comic Vine – Daredevil #13

Comic Vine – Darth Vader #2

Comic Vine – Deadpool #42

Comic Vine – Deathstroke #5

Comic Vine – Fantastic Four #643

Talking Comics – Gotham Academy #5

Comic Vine – Gotham Academy #5

CBR – Mister X: Razed #1

Comic Vine – New Avengers #30

Comic Vine – Rasputin #5

Talking Comics – Spider-Gwen #1

CBR – Spider-Gwen #1

Comic Vine – Spider-Gwen #1

The Beat – Spider-Gwen #1

Comic Vine – Suiciders #1

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #43

Comic Vine – Thor Annual #1

Fashion Spotlight: Super Riddle Bros., The Death-Strokes, and The Killing Cola

Ript Apparel has three designs for DC Comic fans. Super Riddle Bros., The Death-Strokes, and The Killing Cola from Obvian, alecxps, and butcherbilly will be for sale on January 30, 2015 only!

Super Riddle Bros. by Obvian

Super Riddle Bros.

The Death-Strokes by alecxps

The Death-Strokes

The Killing Cola by butcherbilly

The Killing Cola

 

 

 

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It was new comic day yesterday! What has everyone excited? For those that picked theirs up, what have you read you’ve enjoyed?

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Kotaku – Meet Magic: The Gathering‘s First Trans Character – Yay inclusion and diversity!

The Outhousers – Politifact Updates Data On Comic Book News Sources, Finds Marvel Lies Even More Than Before – Bwahahaha.

The Courier – Graphic novel targets sectarianism – Hmmmm.

Kotaku – The 27 Best Batman Artists – Your choices?

 

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Comic Vine – Aquaman #38

CBR – Batman #38

Comic Vine – Batman #38

Comic Vine – Bitch Planet #2

The Beat – Casanova: Acedia #1

Comic Vine – Catwoman #38

Comic Vine – Deadpool #41

Comic Vine – Deathstroke #4

The Beat – The Dying and the Dead #1

CBR – The Dying and the Dead #1

Talking Comics – Gotham Academy #4

The Beat – Gotham Academy #4

Comic Vine – Gotham by Midnight #3

The Beat – Munchkin #1

Comic Vine – New Avengers #29

Comic Vine – Punks the Comic #4

The Beat – Quantum and Woody Must Die #1

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #4

Comic Vine – Thor #4

Comic Vine- Uncanny Avengers #1

Comic Vine – Uncanny X-Men #30

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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The Hollywood Reporter – Hollywood’s 5 Most Powerful Comic Writers – Nice list.

The News Herald – Comic books and graphic novels called next wave in medical treatment – Cool.

 

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Comic Vine – Arkham Manor #2

Comic Vine – Aquaman #36

Comic Vine – Catwoman #36

Comic Vine – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #1

Comic Vine – Deathlok #2

Comic Vine – Deathstroke #2

CBR – Gotham by Midnight #1

Comic Vine – Gotham by Midnight #1

Talking Comics – Memetic #2

Talking Comics – The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1

Comic Vine – New Avengers #27

CBR – ODY-C #1

Comic Vine – Secret Avengers #10

Comic Vine – Spider-Man 2099 #6

Comic Vine – Superior Iron Man #2

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #40

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #2

Fashion Spotlight: Bullseye, SuperCats, and Punishlade

Ript Apparel has three new designs for fans of comic books! Bullseye, SuperCats, and Punishlade from Dooomcat, trheewood, and alecxps will be for sale on November 19, 2014 only!

Bullseye by Dooomcat

Bullseye

SuperCats by trheewood

SuperCats

Punishlade by alecxps

Punishlade

 

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It was new comic book day yesterday. What stood out for everyone?

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The New York Tinmes – A New Superhero Arrives to Protect the Powerless – It’s tricky.

ICv2 – Another Strong Season for Game Sales – Good news!

CBLDF – UK Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Illegal Manga – Hrm.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Arkham Manor #1

Comic Vine – AXIS: Hobgoblin #1

Comic Vine – Catwoman #35

Comic Vine – Deathstroke #1

CBR – Edward Scissorhands #1

Comic Vine – Goners #1

Comic Vine – The Multiversity: The Just #1

Comic Vine – The Multiversity: The Just #1

Comic Vine – Red Lanterns #35

Comicsgirl – Skandalon

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1

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