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Preview: Courtney Crumrin Vol. 6: The Final Spell


Written and Drawn by Ted Naifeh
Colored by Warren Wucinich

On the run from the Coven with her former teacher Calpurnia, Courtney Crumrin is quickly learning just how sinister the witches and warlocks of Hillsborough can be–but she never thought she’d see the day when Uncle Aloysius turned on her as well. It’s a lot harder to fight a battle when the only family you care about is against you, and Courtney’s only salvation may lie in the Twilight Kingdom–and away from the mortal world. But Aloysius won’t give up his niece so easily–even if he has to fight the night creatures to do it.

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Preview: The Killer Omnibus Vol. 2 TPB

The Killer Omnibus Vol. 2 TPB

Writer(s): Matz
Artist(s): Luc Jacamon

The Killer finds himself drawn deeper into international intrigue between Cuba, Venezuela, and the United States, with oil revenues and political independence the stakes. A professional. A man of few scruples, nerves of steel, and a steady trigger finger. A man whose crimes might be catching up with him. A man on the verge of cracking.

Archaia presents The Killer, a hardboiled, noir series chronicling one man’s journey through some seriously bad mojo. After his misadventures in Venezuela, our Killer retires to Mexico, but his Colombian cartel friend Mariano and the Cuban agent Katia are not far behind. Soon he finds himself drawn back into the great geopolitical game between Cuba, Venezuela, and the United States, with oil revenues and political independence the stakes. Even when he finds himself in unusual territory as the shadow owner of an oil company developing Cuba’s off-shore deposits, the need for his usual skill-set is never far away…


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It’s new comic day! What’s everyone excited to pick up?

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WBFO – Buffalo’s waterfront history literacy lesson: History of Buffalo Graphic Novel – So cool to see!

Publisher’s Weekly – The Distribution Engine Brings U.K. Small Press Graphic Novels to the U.S. – Great to see more foreign comics hitting US shores.


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Paste Magazine – The Fade Out #1

The Spire – Last Born #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

multiversityWednesdays 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! Below are ten suggestions of comics, graphic novels, or trade paperbacks you should spend some extra time checking out and think about picking up.

Pick of the Week: Multiversity #1 (DC Comics) – Writer Grant Morrison explores the 52 alternative Earths that make up the DC Multiverse.

Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark, the legion of Sivanas, the Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-10 and the latest, greatest Super Hero of Earth-Prime: YOU!

Comprising six complete adventures – each set in a different parallel universe – plus a two-part framing story and a comprehensive guidebook to the many worlds of the Multiverse.

Dark Horse Presents Vol. 3 #1 (Dark Horse) – The best anthology returns with a new overstuffed look!

The Delinquents #1 (Valiant) – Take two of Valiant’s most entertaining teams and have them get together for a story about hobos and a map on an ass. The first issue is fantastic, especially for fans of Archer & Armstrong and Quantum & Woody.

Genius #3 (Top Cow Productions) – The series is four years in the making, and it seems like there couldn’t be a better time for its release. The story focuses on a brilliant mind who uses her tactical brilliance to unite the gangs of LA.

Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 2 (Fantagraphics) – The second volume of the praised series. The first volume sees a new printing released this week as well!

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #1 (DC Comics) – Diana Prince: Amazon warrior, ambassador to Man’s world, or champion of women in need? All of the above! This digital-first anthology series will bring some of comics’ greatest talents to Themyscira, and give them leave to explore Diana, her world – and ours!

Storm #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was amazing. In just one issue writer Greg Pak defined, added depth, and re-introduced us to the iconic character.

The Strain: Night Eternal #1 (Dark Horse) – The third, and final, volume in the book turned comic turned television series. The television series has been picked up for a second season, so get ahead of the story!

Trees #4 (Image Comics) – Warren Ellis’ brilliant sci-fi series…. I’m still trying to figure it all out.

Zaya (Magnetic Press) – A secret agent in the distant future leaves her post to seek a normal life as an artist and mother. When a biomechanical threat starts attacking agents across the galaxy, she is called back into the field to find and stop the killer. The mission opens many questions about her own past, present, and future within not only the organization, but within the universe as she knows it. The graphic novel is stunning to look at and an awesome read.

Preview: The First Kingdom Vol. 5 – The Space Explorers Club HC

The First Kingdom Vol. 5 – The Space Explorers Club HC

Story By: Jack Katz
Art By: Jack Katz
Cover by: Jack Katz
Pages: 160pp
Size: 7.8 x 11.1
Publisher: Titan Comics
Cover Price: $19.99
Release Date: August 20


With the conclusion of The First Kingdom, human champion, Tundran, and his children, fulfil their ultimate destiny and bring down the pantheon of the gods, heralding a new epic!

From a far-flung future of space-faring humans to races of strange new gods, The Space Explorers Club is published here EXCLUSIVELY for the FIRST time by Titan Comics, expanding what is considered by many to be the first true graphic novel!

Vol. 5 comes with exclusive all-new interviews and special features!

The First Kingdom Vol. 5: The Space Explorers Club by Jack Katz hits comic stores from August 20.

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Preview: Heart of the Beast HC 20th Anniversary Edition


Dean Motter, Judith Dupré (w)
Sean Phillips (a/c)
FC • 116 pages • $24.99 • Mature

The Heart of the Beast explores the timeless themes of classic horror literature against the backdrop of New York City’s decadent contemporary art world. Sandra, a beautiful bartender who aspires to be an actress, meets Victor, an enigmatic man who hides strange scars and stranger secrets.  Always at the beck and call of his employer, the mysterious Dr. Wright, Victor struggles to share his life with Sandra — until she learns the true nature of his ghoulish work. And is he concealing an even more horrific secret? This haunting homage to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein drew praise from critics and fans alike when it was first published. Dynamite is proud to release a 20th anniversary edition of this gothic love story in an all-new prestige format edition, which includes additional scrapbook material and commentary by the creators. Written by Dean Motter (Mister X, Terminal City) and Judith Dupré (Skyscrapers, Churches), The Heart of the Beast features lavishly painted artwork by Sean Philliips (Fatale, Criminal).


Preview: The People Inside


Written and Drawn by Ray Fawkes

A new original graphic novel from the Eisner-nominated cartoonist of ONE SOUL! This ground-breaking new book looks at the lives and relationships of 24 individuals in a way only the medium of sequential art could. Relationships change, grow, and end but the one thing that always remains is the people inside who define both ourselves and our liaisons.


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The weekend is almost here! We’re heading to Otakon, kicking off a crazy month of conventions. So follow us on Twitter to keep up with some live updates.

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ArtsBeat – Fun Home Will Reach Broadway Just Before Tonys Deadline – I really want to see this.

BMI Elite – Some Brands Turning to Graphic Novels to Reach Millennials – Um, duh.


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Talking Comics – Batwing #34

ICv2 – The Graveyard Book Vol. 1 HC

The Herts Advertiser – Mighty Avengers: Family Bonding

CBR – Superior Spider-Man #32

Talking Comics – Superior Spider-Man #32

CBR – Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1

Diamond to Distribute Creative Mind Energy Publications Worldwide

cme-logoGraphic novel publisher Creative Mind Energy (CME) has signed a supply agreement with Diamond Comic Distributors to distribute their line of products worldwide to comic book specialty stores, book stores, mass-market merchandisers, libraries and other outlets excluding markets in Asia.

CME is an up and coming comic book and graphic novel publisher providing a wide range of genres for readers of all ages to enjoy. The publisher’s first original graphic novel The Gifted is showcased in the October issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog.

The first volume in an ongoing series, The Gifted, shows what life is like for animals struggling to survive in a world laid to waste by humanity’s violence, abuse and exploitation. Through the eyes of the lone wolf the reader gains a unique perspective experiencing first hand his desperation, hunger and fight for survival. Hand painted watercolors and minimal text is all that is needed to depict a strong and moving story in this graphic novel.

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It’s new comic day! What’s everyone excited for?

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ArtsBeat – N.Y.U. to Add a Bachelor’s Degree in Video Game Design – This is fantastic to see.


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ICv2 – Black Rose Alice Vol. 1

Talking Comics – Bodies #1

MCM Buzz – The Graveyard Book

Comic Vine – Injustice: Year Two #18

ICv2 – Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds

CBR – Thanos: The Infinity Revelation

Comic Vine – Thanos: The Infinity Revelation

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