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Preview: Southern Bastards #8

Southern Bastards #8

Story By: Jason Aaron
Art By: Jason Latour
Cover By: Jason Latour
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: DEC140763
Published: April 1, 2015

The final chapter in the story of how the worst football player in Craw County rose to become “Coach Boss,” and the terrible bloody price he had to pay along the way. Don’t miss the chilling conclusion of “Gridiron,” the second arc in the seminal southern crime series.

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Preview: No Mercy #1

No Mercy #1

Story By: Alex de Campi
Art By: Carla Speed Mcneil
Cover By: Carla Speed Mcneil
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: FEB150483
Published: April 1, 2015

It was just a trip, before college. Build schools in a Central American village; get to know some of the other freshmen. But after tragedy strikes, a handful of once-privileged US teens must find their way home in a cruel landscape that at best doesn’t like them, and at worst, actively wants to kill them.

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

the_uncanny_inhumansWednesdays 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: Southern Bastards #8 (Image Comics) – Have you been reading this series? This is the final chapter in the story how the worst football play rose to become “Coach Boss.” The second story arc of the southern crime series has been as amazing as the first, and cements the series as one of the best out there right now.

Lady Killer #4 (Dark Horse) – The series follows a housewife who’s also a contract killer. The last issue shook things up a bunch, so it’ll be interesting to see where things go from there. I’ve been dying to find out what happens next.

No Mercy #1 (Image Comics) – Alex de Campi and Carla Speed Mcneil’s series about privileged US teens having to make their way home after an accident in Central America sounds very different, and very interesting.

Space Riders #1 (Black Mask Studios) – From the galactic core to the outer quadrants, one name strikes terror in the hearts of evil beings everywhere: the Space Riders! Sailing the cosmos in the Skullship Santa Muerte, Capitan Peligro and his fearless crew deal harsh justice to the scum of the galaxy and in trippy visuals. It’s just too awesome to not give a plug.

UFOlogy #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Writer James Tynion IV has been on a role lately, and with this series he’s joined by Noah J. Yuenkel. The series is about a girl who just wanted to be a normal high school student but after being marked by an alien’s touch stumbles upon a mystery. It seems a bit like Tynion’s other BOOM! series The Woods, but that’s so good, I’m ok with it.

 

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Top Pick: Wonder Woman #40 (DC Comics) – The long teased at battle between Diana and Donna is apparently here, and it may or may not be able to save interest in the Finch’s run on this title.

Jungle Book Fall of the Wild #4 (Zenescope) – This has been a fun series that has managed to capture some of the same spark as the original.

Lady Killer #4 (Dark Horse) – This series almost simultaneously lost and found its soul, but after this issue, it looks as though it is headed for a memorable conclusion.

Shahrazad #1 (Aspen Comics/Big Dog Ink) – The Aspen relaunch of BDI titles begins here with this title that was full of potential although low on promise. If it finishes its run will it get the change to realize it?

Uncanny Inhumans #0 (Marvel) – Its just over a month until the Avengers comes out, and Marvel hopes to capitalize on the Inhumans even more. It will be interesting to see what comes from this series.

 

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Top Pick: Elric the Eternal Champion: The Michael Moorecock Library Volume 1 (Titan Comics) –  Moorecock changed science fiction and fantasy writing forever when he began writing tales of Elric of Melniboné for the Science Fantasy magazine in 1961. His stories were sex, drugs and a dark and troubled sorcerer warrior anti-hero before it was a cliche because he was the first to bring all that to the sword and sorcery genre. We are so lucky to have this creative team retelling Elric stories back in print again. Originally these were published in the 80s but they feel really 70s in the best way possible. If you like sword and sorcery books or hold a place in your heart for psychedelic genre comics you need this book.

Adventure Time Graphic Novel “Grables Shmaybles” (BOOM! Studios/KaBOOM!) –  I love Adventure Time. I think its one of the most important new fictional worlds. I don’t like “slice of life, humorous comic strips” and yet, when I started ready Danielle Corsetto’s slice of life humorous comic strip “Girls With Slingshots” (at Alyssa Rosenberg’s recommendation) I was immediately hooked. It was cute and I was desperate to know what would happen next. If Danielle can get me reading completely outside my genre I can’t wait to see what she does in a fictional world that I love.

Gotham Academy Endgame (DC Comics) – This comic gets better and better and I may be falling in love with it. A fun combination of soap-y and mystery. Charming art and lovable kid characters. The feeling is youthful but with enough ties to the Batman world to keep geeks guessing.

Spider-Gwen #1 2nd Printing (Marvel) – I need to catch up on this series and issue 1 is in a new printing. This looks about as Riot Grrl as a Spider-book can get. That’s a good thing.

Uncanny Inhumans #0 (Marvel) – I’ve been a fan of the Inhumans as characters for years, but I admit most of their appeal for me has been the Kirby costumes and visually interesting power sets. I haven’t really read many of their contemporary adventures– they never quite made the list. But with their new status at the center of the Marvel U and with a team this skillful I’m going to give it a go!

 

Preview: Intersect #5

Intersect #5

Story By: Ray Fawkes
Art By: Ray Fawkes
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JAN150691
Published: March 25, 2015

The drumbeat of revelation sounds in cracking streets and splintering bone. All survivors move into their final position and the scorching, monstrous truth of all things is poised to be witnessed, but not before a vicious battle unfolds…

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Preview: Goners #6

Goners #6

Story By: Jacob Semahn
Art By: Jorge Corona
Cover By: Jorge Corona
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JAN150689
Published: March 25, 2015

“WE ALL FALL DOWN,” Conlusion Josiah and Zoe are put to the test as the world stands on the brink of destruction.

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Preview: Dream Police #6

Dream Police #6

Story By: J. Michael Straczynski
Art By: Sid Kotian
Art By: Hifi
Cover By: Sid Kotian
Cover By: Bill Farmer
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUL140542
Published: March 25, 2015

In the Dreamscape, it’s impossible for a dreamer to simply go missing. But that’s exactly what has happened, and it’s up to Dream Police Detectives Joe Thursday and Katie Black to find her…a trail that leads to a living nightmare who has gone too far. Meanwhile, Joe has come to realize that he hasn’t been told the truth about the man who keeps appearing to him…the former partner he doesn’t now remember. If the time comes for Joe to stand against the vast powers of the Dreamscape, will Katie stand with him…or turn away?

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Preview: The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #5

The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #5

Story By: Kurt Busiek
Art By: Benjamin Dewey
Cover By: Benjamin Dewey
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JAN150669
Published: March 25, 2015

The conspirators make their move, but the Champion has a few surprises for them. Note title change.

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Preview: The Mice Templar V: Night’s End #1

The Mice Templar V: Night’s End #1

Story By: Bryan J.L. Glass
Story By: Michael Avon Oeming
Art By: Victor Santos
Art By: Serena Guerra
Cover By: Michael Avon Oeming
Variant Cover By: Victor Santos
Variant Cover By: Chandra Free
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: JAN150606
Published: March 25, 2015

“SIEGE” The restored Templar bring their final battle to the very gates of King Icarus’s stronghold—the fortress city of Dealrach Ard-Vale, where the doomed insurrection of its desperate inhabitants await rescue. But as the armies of salvation go to war without the guidance and leadership of Karic, the heroic young mouse who overcame their generations of prejudice and division, under which banner will they fight? Five Issues. One Night! One glorious, terrifying battle! Where every Legend—Dream, Destiny & Prophecy—will collide for the fate of the world they know! The grand finale of an eight-year creator-owned vision! The two-time Harvey Award-winning series concludes, from the acclaimed creators of Powers, Polar, and Furious!

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Preview: Wayward #6

Wayward #6

Story By: Jim Zub
Art By: Steve Cummings
Art By: Tamra Bonvillain
Cover By: Steve Cummings
Cover By: Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover By: Takeshi Miyazawa
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JAN150719
Published: March 25, 2015

IMAGE’S SUPERNATURAL SENSATION CONTINUES! The second story arc begins! After the traumatizing finale of the previous issue, everything has changed. Who is Ohara and how does she fit into the great pattern of destiny and power? “It’s not fluke. Featuring a variant cover by fan favorite TAKESHI MIYAZAWA (Runaways, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Code Monkey Save World).

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Preview: The Fuse #11

The Fuse #11

Story By: Antony Johnston
Art By: Justin Greenwood
Cover By: Justin Greenwood
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JAN150685
Published: March 25, 2015

“GRIDLOCK,” Part Five And so another body drops. Was it the same killer? Oh, please. Don’t you know better by now? It’s time to figure out what the hell connects gridlocking, drugs, terrorism, and cellphones once and for all!

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