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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!

Unboxing: Loot Crate’s May 2015 Mystery Box

Loot Crate‘s May 2015 release has arrived and here’s what you can find inside. The theme for this month is “Unite” so check out what’s inside.

You can sign up now for next month’s Loot Crate now.

 

 

 

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Marvel Legends EU Disney Exclusive

After about a month and a half of speculation, Hasbro has released two official pictures of the Marvel Legends European Disney Exclusive set. The set features five figures from Avengers: Age of Ultron including Iron Man, Hulk, Ultron, Thor, and Captain America.

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Absolute Evil Comes to the Warzones! Your New Look at Squadron Sinister #1!

The Squadron is back! Bigger, better and more evil than ever! This June, the bad guys come out to play! Marvel has released a first look at Squadron Sinister #1 – an all-new Secret Wars series from writer Marc Guggenheim and artist Carlos Pacheco. Hyperion, Nighthawk, Whizzer, Doctor Spectrum and Warrior Woman. Together they make up the deadliest team of villains Battleworld has ever seen. Lording over their domain of Utopolis, they dispense devastating justice to any and all in their path. But will controlling just Utopolis be enough to feed their lust for power? Threats from without and threats from within seek to undo everything Hyperion and his gang have built. Rulers from other domains mobilize against them. Devastating lies and secrets from within the Squadron threaten to tear the team asunder. And seeds sown here bear bitter fruit for the future of the Marvel Universe! The measuring stick for evil just changed and the Squadron Sinister are it! Can anyone stop them? They’ll certainly try. Be there when Battleworld quivers beneath their might!

SQUADRON SINISTER #1 (APR150777)
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art & Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
Variant Cover by JIM CHEUNG (APR150778)
Design Variant by CARLOS PACHECO (APR150779)
MAOS Variant Cover by ANNIE WU (APR150780)
Squadron Gwenister Variant by GREG SMALLWOOD (APR150781)
Young Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG (APR150782)
Blank Variant Also Available (APR150783)
FOC – 05/18/15, On-Sale – 06/10/15

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Graphic Policy Radio talks Age of Ultron with Guest Sarah Jaffe LIVE this Monday

GP Radio pic MondayThis Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, and we’re going to the movies again. The show airs LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

Marvel‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron has already proven itself to be one of the biggest films of the year. The film has already earned $1.2 billion globally. But popularity doesn’t necessarily mean the film has been universally praised. The movie has come under fire for its portrayal of women, the absence of women in tie-in products, and for other issues with the story itself. Joining us for the conversation is Sarah Jaffe.

Sarah Jaffe is a reporting fellow at the Nation Institute and a giant nerd who once upon a time wrote about comics more than she wrote about politics, believe it or not, and she has lots of feelings about superhero movies AND their politics. Follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/sarahljaffe

So listen in, and join us in the conversation. Call in with your thoughts at (619) 768-2952, or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

Listen in live this Monday at 10pm ET.

Runaways #1 Unleashes Battleworld’s Brightest Teens This June!

They are the brightest teens, brought together from all corners of Battleworld to attend the prestigious Doom Institute in the planet’s capital. But this June, they’re going to become…Runaways! Marvel has released a first look at Runaways #1, as the cult-favorite hit comes to Secret Wars courtesy of rising comic stars Noelle Stevenson and Sanford Greene! Classes, exams, detention. Seems like a normal school, right? Except your headmaster is actually a diabolical super villain, and the final exam is a brutal match to the death! Only one solution: RUN AWAY! Now, super powered teens Molly Hayes, Jubilee, Bucky Barnes, Cloak & Dagger, Amadeus Cho, Skaar and a few new faces are set loose on Battleworld. If they survive the horrors of the Secret Wars, they just might learn a thing or two. Prepare for a new twist on a modern Marvel classic perfect for fans old and new!

RUNAWAYS #1 (APR150727)
Written by NOELLE STEVENSON
Art & Cover by SANFORD GREENE
Variant Cover by PHIL NOTO (APR150728)
FOC – 05/25/15, On-Sale – 06/17/15

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Review: Avengers World #21

Avengers World #21The last stand of A.I.M. … in the Savage Land! Thor and Hyperion unleashed! Can Namor survive The Cabal?

While much of the attention for the epic story leading up to Marvel‘s Secret Wars has been on Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers and New Avengers, for the last six issues, writer Frank Barbiere has transformed Avengers World from an “also” series, into one that not only equals Hickman’s main tale, but surpasses it in many ways. This issue is the apex of the series.

While Hickman gives us the main story of time winding down, Barbiere has focused the story on other aspects overlooked, filling in gaps. First Roberto Dacosta’s purchased of A.I.M. and attempt to save the world has been a lot of the story, but the thing I really liked about this issue is something else.

Barbiere has taken the questionable hero Namor and taken him from someone who will cross the line and do whatever it takes to survive into a broken, fallen hero. Namor was attacked and left for dead some time back and since has been running with Thanos’ Cabal, destroying worlds. Up to this point he came off as a strong leader, but we learn things aren’t what we’ve seen, Namor is broken and has become a sympathetic, broken king. As the issue plays out, it becomes clear what we thought was the story isn’t so much. Pieces of the puzzle are put together weaving a tragic tale. Barbiere has brought sympathy for the villain, and at the same time cast Thanos as an even scarier force.

Helping Barbiere is artist Jeff Dekal on cover and Marco Checchetto on interiors, and Andres Josè Mossa on color, all of whose art is jaw dropping. How they are all not headlining numerous series is a crime. The art for these past few issues have been amazing, and they’re all talents that should be headlining some big titles. Expect to see these name a lot over the next few years.

Avengers World is a series that’s flown under the radar, overshadowed by the higher profile Avengers series. Barbiere and Checchetto have turned it into a top tier series that not only entertains, but adds depth in both the greater world building and characters themselves.

Writer: Frank Barbiere Cover Artist: Jeff Dekal Interior Art: Marco Checchetto
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Thors #1 Brings the Hammer of Justice to Battleworld This June!

This June, prepare to meet Battleworld’s steadfast police force, the Thors! Gods of Thunder, doling out justice with a crash of thunder and a crack of lightning. Marvel has released a first look at Thors #1 – a brand new Secret Wars series from blockbuster writer Jason Aaron and Eisner-award winning artist Chris Sprouse! The chaos of Secret Wars requires a different kind of lawman. Welcome to the force – whenever there’s trouble on Battleworld, the Thors answer the call. Gods of Thunder from every universe, united in their quest to uphold the law. Keeping the peace, closing cases, and dispensing judgment with their mighty hammers! But a puzzling murder case on Battleworld has changed the rules. One that has the entire corps scrambling to find the murderer. But what they find could unravel the very fabric of reality!

Throg the Frog of Thunder, Beta Ray Thor, Thor Stormborn and many, many more hammer wielders from across the Marvel Universe take center stage to mettle out a new kind of justice. Prepare yourselves for a hard-hitting Marvel Comics police drama the likes of which you’ve never seen before! Bring the thunder this June!

THORS #1 (APR150714)
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by CHRIS SPROUSE
Variant Cover by DALE KEOWN (APR150715)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (APR150716)
Gwen of Thunder Variant by KRIS ANKA (APR150717)
Ant-Sized Variant by PAUL RENAUD (APR150719)
MAOS Variant Cover by DELICIOUS DESIGN LEAGUE (APR150718)
Blank Cover Also Available (APR150720)
FOC – 05/25/15, On-Sale – 06/17/15

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Fashion Spotlight: The Ant-imated Series, Power Rager, and Sadpool

Ript Apparel has three new designs today for Marvel fans. The Ant-imated Series, Power Rager, and Sadpool from BiggStankDogg, SilverBaXMedia, and TheStaziac will be for sale on May 23, 2015 only!

 

The Ant-imated Series by BiggStankDogg

The Ant-imated Series

Power Rager by SilverBaXMedia

Power Rager

Sadpool by TheStaziac

Sadpool

 

 

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Matt Fraction’s Complete Interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers

It’s not too often you get to see comic creators promoting their comics on late night television, by writer Matt Fraction was on last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers to discuss Sex Criminals. There’s also talk of his time writing Hawkeye….. plus, sex advice!

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