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Preview: Red Sonja #16

Red Sonja #16

Gail Simone (w)
Walter Geovani (a)
Jenny Frison, Cat Staggs (c)
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From the acclaimed creative team of Gail Simone and Walter Geovanni, the final chapter in the epic “Forgiving of Monsters” saga finds the She-Devil with a Sword besieged from every side. A parasitic infestation, an intensely personal grudge, an imperiled Astronomer, and an entire kingdom on the verge of homicidal fury have all led to a showdown so bloody and explosive, it surely lives up to — or even exceeds — the Red Sonja series’ reputation of swords-and-sorcery excellence!

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Preview: John Carter: Warlord of Mars #7

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #7

Ron Marz (w)
Ariel Medel (a)
Ed Benes, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino, Jonathan Lau (c)
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John Carter and Dejah Thoris have survived the invasion of Mars, but rest and relaxation are not in their future. Marooned in the crumbling remains of an ancient city, John and Dejah are beset by mysterious enemies. When John is struck down, it falls to Dejah to protect her beloved, and find some way to escape the certain death that stalks them.

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Preview: King: Flash Gordon #4

King: Flash Gordon #4

Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (w)
Lee Ferguson, Felipe Cunha (a)
Jonathan Lau (c)
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ALL-OUT UNDERWATER WAR! Ming is willing to destroy an entire planet to kill Flash! Will our heroes be able to raise an army in time to destroy the Merciless’ plan…or is this the end of The Man From Earth?

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Fight Club 2 #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: Fight Club 2 #1 (Dark Horse)Fight Club is both a fantastic book and movie. When I heard a sequel was being made as a comic, I was initially apprehensive, even with it being written by Chuck Palahniuk. But, after the first issue, I’m beyond all in. The first issue is absolutely amazing, both in story and art.

Captain Canuck 2015 #1 (Chapter House Publishing) – I grew up mostly in Buffalo, right along the Canadian border. And due to that, I’ve known about Captain Canuck for a while. A new updated version? Hells yes!

Fubar: Mother Russia #2 (Alterna Comics) – The Fubar series of comics gives us a zombie twist on history. The latest volume puts us in Russia during World War II, where a zombie outbreak is causing the Russians some issues.

Material #1 (Image Comics) – A man comes home from Guantanamo Bay, irrevocably changed. An actress receives an offer that can revive her career. A boy survives a riot and becomes embedded within a revolutionary movement. A philosopher is contacted by a being that dismantles his beliefs. Ales Kot‘s latest sounds fascinating.

You Don’t Say (IDW Publishing/Top Shelf)Nate Powell‘s latest release from Top Shelf. All you need to know is it’s Nate Powell. That should be enough for you to pick this one up.

 

Edward

Top Pick: Surface Tension #1 (Titan Comics) – This new series puts a twist on the zombie/post-apocalyptic genre by taking a look at the world’s oceans and the environmental impact of our actions there.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #3 (Marvel/Disney) – This Disney adaptation is doing what the best adaptations do – remind nothing of the original material (in this case a theme park ride) while capturing the same spirit.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #3 (Archie Comics) – Archie’s darker comics have been pretty fun so far.  Sabrina is not getting as much attention but she returns here for some more dark tales of sorcery.

He-Man Eternity War #6 (DC Comics) – Fantasy and Sci-Fi meet here and produce the best in the genre at the moment.  Those with inhibitions about He-Man should let go of the past and hop in for a wild ride.

Inhumans: Attilan Rising #1 (Marvel) – There has hardly been a misstep in Marvel’s relaunch and rebranding of the Inhumans.  It continues here with a big development.

 

“Big Daddy Cool” Johnny Dellarocca

Top Pick: Convergence: Shazam #2 (DC Comics) – It’s Steampunk vs. Dieselpunk! Plus the creative team of Parker and Shaner is an unbeatable combination.

Captain Midnight #23 (Dark Horse) – One of the best monthly series out there, and it looks like it’s coming to an explosive end with issue 24!

King Flash Gordon #2 (Dynamite Entertainment) – If all of the Dynamite King titles this has been the best. The creative team of Acker and Blacker has done a great job of continuing the amazing work of Parker and Shaner and have preserved the pace and fun of what went before. This has become one of favorite monthly titles.

Where Monsters Dwell #1 (Marvel) – As a Dieselpunk fan it really doesn’t get any better that flying ace The Phantom Eagle taking on monsters and dinosaurs! Sign me up!

Preview: Swords of Sorrow: Masquerade & Kato Special

Swords of Sorrow: Masquerade & Kato Special

G. Willow Wilson, Erica Schultz (w)
Noah Salonga (a)
Billy Tan (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

A team-up set up by Swords of Sorrow’s GAIL SIMONE, featuring the writers that she hand-picked: G. WIllow Wilson and Erica Schultz! – When Kato’s luxury getaway car, Black Beauty, takes on a mind of its own and goes on a rampage through the streets of New York, Masquerade is hot on its trail…but when the two clash, who will end up in the driver’s seat? Strange forces are at work and unlikely heroes must come together to solve the mystery!

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Dynamite and Smosh Team for Comics and Graphic Novels

dynamite-logoIn a deal brokered by The Joester Loria Group, DEFY Media’s YouTube sensation SMOSH has licensed with Dynamite Entertainment to develop a series of comics and graphic novels.

Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox are the duo behind the powerhouse comedy brand SMOSH. SMOSH catapulted to YouTube’s #1 most subscribed channel in 2013, ranks among YouTube’s Top 3 most viewed channels of all time with more than 6 billion lifetime views, and counts over 30 million combined channel subscribers and 20 million social followers. SMOSH’s multi-faceted enterprise, based around its flagship YouTube channel and highly trafficked website, includes multiple record-setting channel spinoffs, including SMOSH Games – among YouTube’s fastest growing channels ever – and Shut Up Cartoons, top-charting musical endeavors, merchandising, magazines, mobile, OTT and gaming apps – and, coming soon, The SMOSH Movie.

  • SMOSH, the powerhouse digital comedy brand with more than 30 million subscribers across multiple YouTube Channels and over 20 million social media followers, launched in 2005 as the brainchild of Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla.  Founded in 2004, Dynamite Entertainment has become a leading comic publisher focusing on creating adaptations of top entertainment properties.
  • An extension of DEFY Media’s SMOSH comedy brand, which includes multiple YouTube channels, a highly trafficked website, mobile, OTT and gaming apps, and merchandising, the comic & graphic novel series will give Hecox and Padilla a new platform for their distinct brand of humor, and will provide SMOSH fans with another way to connect with their favorite digital channels.
  • The SMOSH Graphic Novels and Comics will hit retail shelves Holiday 2015 and will retail for $3.99-$4.99 for comic books, $14.99-$19.99 for soft cover graphic novels, $24.99-$49.99 for hard covers.
  • The program will target the growing community of graphic novel and comic book enthusiast in the young millennial demographic
  •  Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla have been listed as the highest ranking public figures among teens 13-17 years old according to a 2014 survey commissioned by Variety
  •  Domestic sales of comics and graphic novels have been rising for years, reaching $870 million in 2013, up from $265 million in 2000, according to estimates by Comichron’s John Jackson Miller and ICv2’s Milton Griepp.

Review: Justice Inc. Avenger #1

JusticeAvenger01-Cov-A-RossRichard Henry Bensen is a cold (quite literally in fact), calculating, iron man… no that’s taken… man of steel… shoot… well he’s a man, whom, in a freak unspecified accident has become a part man, part metal, all crime-fighting private detective.

Justice Inc. Avenger #1 resembles a mash-up of Sherlock Holmes, Tales from the Crypt and maybe just a dash of Scooby-Doo.

As our brave hero uses logic and cunning to first outwit a group of Italian mafioso’s on a train, and then to track down the ghost terrifying old women in a rough part of town, we are introduced (briefly) one by one to his partners in crime-fighting. We also get a little taste of Benson’s history. A glimpse into the pain that wrought the metal-man into the grey-faced hero with eyes of ice and fire.

This series from Dynamite Entertainment is dark, gritty and told with a vocabulary not seen often in action comics. It’s a great pick for the more linguistically incline readers. it has all thee makings of an action-mystery comic with lots of room to grow. The team that surrounds Benson seem to be the tops of their fields and I hope they get their time in the spotlight in future issues.

Story: Mark Waid Art: Ronilson Freire
Story: 7 Art: 8 Overall: 7.7 Recommendation: Read

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Battlestar Galactica: Six #5

Battlestar Galactica: Six #5

J. T. Krull (w)
Rod Rodolfo (a)
Jenny Frison, Rod Rodolfo (c)
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The crew of the Galactica, and the fleet as a whole, comes to terms with Apollo’s shocking fate. But there is no time for reflection. Apollo’s mission woke up the Cylon threat, and the old enemy has become aware of the fleet again. The War has turned hot again, the fleet is in grave danger, and without Apollo’s pilot skills and leadership, the human race may not survive. Epic, continuity-shaking storytelling from cosmic fan-favorite writer Dan Abnett and out-of-this-world artist Dietrich Smith.

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Preview: Legenderry: Vampirella #4

Legenderry: Vampirella #4

David Avallone (w)
David Cabrera (a)
Sergio Dávila (c)
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Moreau makes a monster, Kurtz stirs the masses, and Toomey gets lucky in the most unlucky way possible. Vampirella kisses a boy, storms the Council and fights a Bat-Man. Sex, violence, and everyone is wearing goggles for some reason.

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Preview: Vampirella Vol. 2 #12

Vampirella Vol. 2 #12

Nancy A. Collins (w)
Patrick Berkenkotter (a)
Mike Mayhew, Jenny Frison (c)
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Vampirella may be the new Queen of the Nosferatu, but her rule is far from an easy one. Angered by her attempts to change how the Nosferatu prey upon humans, a rebel factor—lead by the powerful Count Savanovic—conspire against her with the help of an outside faction that even vampires fear. A potential ally makes himself known, but can Vampirella trust him—even if he is a blood relative? Find out in “Blood Born”, the first installment in the new “God Save The Queen” story arc.

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