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Preview: Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #4

Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #4

Dan Abnett (w)
Dietrich Smith (a)
Mike Mayhew, Dietrich Smith, Livio Ramondelli (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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In the wake of Apollo’s tragic fate, Starbuck secretly recruits Boomer, Athena and a few chosen others for a desperate and unsanctioned mission, but his reckless determination may be leaving the fleet vulnerable to Cylon attack. And the gathering Cylon threat is stronger and more insidious than ever before. Starbuck won’t let anything stop him… not Adama, not the Cylons and not even common sense. Shocking drama and continuity-shaking military SF action from the acclaimed writer of Guardians of the Galaxy!


Preview: Altered States: Vampirella One-Shot

Altered States: Vampirella One-Shot

Nancy A. Collins (w)
Francesco Manna (a)
Billy Tan (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Welcome to Altered States… Dynamite Entertainment’s parallel reality in the vein of DC’s Elseworlds and Marvel’s What If! Ella Normandy is one of three space explorers sent on an expedition to Venus—But on the way to their destination, the interplanetary ship is sucked into a mysterious space-time portal and ends up crash-landing on the alien planet Drakulon, where the rivers run with blood. There she climbs from the wreckage to find herself the only human on a planet filled with vampires—and no way to get back home!


Preview: The Blood Queen vs. Dracula #1

The Blood Queen vs. Dracula #1

Troy Brownfield (w)
Kewber Baal (a)
Jay Anacleto, Fabiano Neves, Ardian Syaf (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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The Prince of Darkness clashes with Elizabeth Bathory in this explosive new mini-series! Dracula returns from war to face a potential threat in the form of the Blood Queen. Whether they become allies or adversaries, there WILL be blood!


Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Princess_Leia_1_Christopher_Action_Figure_VariantWednesdays 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: Descender #1 (Image Comics) – Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s new series kicks off with a hell of a first issue. One young robot’s struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. It’s good…. really good.

Black Science #12 (Image Comics) – The alternate dimension spanning adventure brings excitement every single issue. The series is beyond fun, and anything can happen.

Imperium #2 (Valiant Entertainment) – Toyo Harrada has a vision for the world. But is it the right vision? Is he the right person to bring it? Valiant further explores a world where people with extraordinary power exists.

Lady Killer #3 (Dark Horse Comics) – The series about a housewife assassin has been damn near perfect with each issue. Just lots of fun and where it goes from here, should be interesting.

Transformers #38 and Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #38 (IDW Publishing) – We’re heading towards Combiner Wars… yes please! IDW’s series has been absolutely amazing and deserves WAY more respect than it gets.


Top Pick: Princess Leia #1 (Marvel) – Marvel’s newest wave of in-continuity Star Wars tales sees its third ongoing series launched with the new Princess Leia.  It should be an interesting series as it examines one of the more complex characters from the original trilogy.

Altered States: Vampirella (Dynamite) – Dynamite keeps expanding its non-shared universe with alternate reality stories. It might seem to be a strange move, but the potential for some cool genre mixing seems likely.

Lady Killer #3 (Dark Horse Comics) – This series has been added to the list of “guilty pleasures” of almost everyone that has read it.  It mixes unconventional genres into an engaging story.

Spider-Woman #5 (Marvel) – A redesign after only 4 issues?  Maybe a bit severe, but many fans were confused with the launch of the new series into the middle of the Spider-Verse.  We will see if Jessica Drew is too old to be “Batgirl-ed”

The White Queen #2 (Zenescope) – Zenescope once again proves that anything that Calie Liddle touches turns to gold.  Incorporating Wonderland into the confusing Age of Darkness has not slowed down this story, made better by the presence of the Trickster.


Top Pick: Spider-Woman #5 (Marvel) – Can’t wait for this relaunch. Great artist. Jessica Drew is one of my favorite characters yet no one has really done her justice in her solo book yet. I think this will be it.

Adventure Time Vol. 6 TPB (BOOM! Studios/KaBOOM!) – Get it and share it with everyone.

All-New Hawkeye #1 (Marvel) – The preview looks strong and the art in particular. Bold, graphic, not trashy. And everyone loves the Hawkeyes! Looks like a great jumping off point.

Angela Asgard’s Assassin #4 (Marvel) – Oooo pretty. Love her new warrior armor ad badass trans paramour and bard. Plus a guardians team up? Get it!

Saga #26 (Image Comics) – Every issue is a little masterwork. And every issue is leaving me hanging, obsessively thinking and worrying about what’s coming next. As you’ve probably noticed, this is the comic book to give to your friends who don’t read comics.


Top Pick: Bright Lights, Lonely Nights: The Memories of Serena, Porn Star Pioneer of the 1970’s (BearManor Adult) – This book would be interesting as a behind-the-scenes look at the 1970’s pornographic film industry, but the fact that it’s a first-hand account told by a liberated woman and one of its biggest stars make it a must-read.

Comics and Narration (University Press of Mississippi) – I’m feeling quite bookish this week so I’ll round out my list with this continuing study about comics and how and why they work the way they do. This looks like it could go to the wonky academic side of things but I like that stuff occasionally as long as it doesn’t get too abstract. Since this features examples of work by the likes of R. Crumb and company I expect I’ll be able to learn something new and be entertained at the same time. Good deal!

Drawing From Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art (University Press of Mississippi) – As I embark on my own comic series that contains semi-autobiographical content, Fretville, I look forward to reading this book to further my understanding of subjectivity in comic art.

Supernatural 200th Episode Buttons (ATA Boy) – I’ve watched Sam (Jared Padelecki) since Gilmore Girls and Dean (Jenson Ackles) since the earliest days of Smallville (wow, since the WB became the CW in fact!). A fan of Supernatural from the very beginning, I’d love to have some of these to put on my denim jacket or to pin on one of my handmade throw pillows.

Wolf Moon #4 (Vertigo) – I’m interested in wolves, werewolves, and wolf lore so I’m particularly drawn to this mysterious story about a seemingly indestructible wolf on the prowl.

Preview: Project Superpowers: Black Cross #1

Project Superpowers: Black Cross #1

Warren Ellis (w)
Colton Worley (a)
Jae Lee, Tula Lotay, Declan Shalvey (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Declan Shalvey B/W Art retailer incentive cover
Gabriel Hardman B/W Art retailer incentive cover
Jae Lee “Virgin” Art retailer incentive cover

All small towns have secrets. All small towns have ghosts. Blackcross, in the Pacific North West of America, has more secrets than most. And it is being haunted by something impossible. BLACKCROSS, a supernatural extension of the PROJECT SUPERPOWERS mythos, is a ghost story about something reaching out from the other side of the night, through the forest and mist of this remote town, to grasp at the hearts of a handful of people who may not find out that they’re the targets of a strange killer until it’s much, much too late.


Preview: Art of the Boys: The Complete Covers by Darick Robertson HC

Art of the Boys: The Complete Covers by Darick Robertson HC

Darick Robertson (w)
Darick Robertson (a/c)
FC • 208 pages • $39.99 • Mature

In a world where superheroes roam the earth in search of justice for the common man, who brings justice to the superheroes? The Boys do. Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother’s Milk, The Frenchman and The Female are the badasses that keep the supes in line—protecting mankind from some truly deranged superheroes. Now, for the first time ever, fans can experience the entire collection of fantastically controversial cover art from series artist and co-creator Darick Robertson. This edition also includes all of the exclusive variant covers by legendary guest artists Jim Lee, Dave Gibbons, Howard Chaykin, David Lloyd, and John Cassaday. Topped off with a bonus afterward by producer Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights), the definitive collection of covers fans have been clamoring for has officially arrived—all in one glorious hardcover!


Preview: Doodle Jump #6

Doodle Jump #6

Meredith Gran, Mario Udzenija (w)
Steve Uy (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • All Ages

After undergoing a series of psychedelic tests, Doodler can see clearly what the evil Manager has in store for his world. But is knowing enough to defeat his final foe? Don’t miss the final issue in this original, all ages-accessible comic book series from Dynamite!


Preview: The Twilight Zone: Shadow and Substance #2

The Twilight Zone: Shadow and Substance #2

Mark Rahner (w)
Edu Menna (a)
Guiu Vilanova, Francesco Francavilla, Jonathan Lau, Ivan Nunes (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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The wrenching conclusion of “Stumbling Distance.” On a trip to his past, alcoholic writer William Gaunt must decide if he’ll intervene in his childhood self’s imminent suicide attempt and if he’ll confront his monstrous mother. And if he does, what havoc will it wreak on the future?


Preview: Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini #4

Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini #4

Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery (w)
Carlos Furuzono (a)
Aaron Campbell, Colton Worley (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The improbable has become the impossible! With magician Harry Houdini arrested after a blood bath that has left his wife at the edge of death, detective Sherlock Holmes must overcome his suspicions – and his demons – to free Houdini and overcome a powerful enemy that commands the unholy powers of the spirits.


Preview: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #12

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #12

Greg Pak, Paul Tobin (w)
Felipe Cunha, Ruairi Coleman (a)
Bart Sears (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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FINAL ISSUE! The sheriff of Nottingham is ready for war. And he’s got archers, crusaders, dogs of war, and many, MANY dinosaurs on his side. Can Turok and his merry men survive against impossible odds, and save their brave new world? Is this the end, or a frightful new beginning? Hints in the final pages as Turok “fades to black”.


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