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Preview: Dejah Thoris #1

Dejah Thoris #1

writer: Frank J. Barbiere
artist: Francesco Manna
covers: NEN (a), Jay Anacleto (b) (connects with January’s Red Sonja #1 and the upcoming Vampirella #1!), Tula Lotay (c)
subscription cover: Tony Fleecs (d) (connects with January’s Red Sonja #1 and the upcoming Vampirella #1!)
incentive covers: Ming Doyle, Nicola Scott
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Prepare yourself for Dejah Thoris as you’ve never seen her before! A shocking conspiracy unravels in Helium as Dejah’s father has gone missing. In the wake of assuming the throne, Dejah learns secret information from her past that will have resounding effects on the kingdom – and her life! Join Frank J. Barbiere (The Howling Commandos of SHIELD, The Precinct) and Francesco Manna (Vampirella #100) as Dejah discovers a secret past that will have her leaving Helium for an all-new adventure on her own!


Preview: Red Sonja Vol. 3 #1

Red Sonja Vol. 3 #1

writer: Marguerite Bennett
artist: Aneke
covers: Marguerite Sauvage (a), Jay Anacleto (b) (connects with the upcoming Vampirella #1 and Dejah Thoris #1!), Tula Lotay (c)
subscription cover: Tony Fleecs (d) (connects with the upcoming Vampirella #1 and Dejah Thoris #1!)
incentive covers: Ming Doyle, Nicola Scott
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Through the plains of Hyrkania, a message sweeps through the scattered peoples of the nation. Bells ring, horns blow, voices shout – the King is dying! Red Sonja rides to save the King from his doom as the powers of Hyboria crowd around to strike when the kingdom is weakest. But a dread new power rises from within Hyrkania’s own borders, bent on defending its homeland – no matter the cost, no matter what its people become. A defining chapter of the Red Sonja saga – dark, clever, vicious, and funny – as the She-Devil with a Sword must stop the rise of a brutal new regime… her own people!


Preview: The Eighth Seal #2 (of 5)

The Eighth Seal #2 (of 5)

James Tynion IV (w) • Jeremy Rock (a) • Ming Doyle (c)

A horrific conspiracy has lurked at the back of American government for hundreds of years, and it seems First Lady Amelia Cole is caught in the conspirators’ machinations. What do her visions have to do with the terrifying secret of the Eighth Seal?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Exclusive Preview: DC Comics Bombshells #13

DC Comics Bombshells #13

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Ming Doyle

Yes we can! As the war continues, Wonder Woman gets newly named and newly enlisted into the Bombshells under an American infantry division to help fight against the Axis.

The chapter is available for download this Saturday via the DC Comics App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus.

DCBombshell 13 SF Cover

Review: Constantine the Hellblazer #3

Constantine the Hellblazer #3 CoverSomeone is murdering ghosts, a supernatural crime so impossible to solve that John Constantine is forced to return to London and seek help from the one person he hates more than any other; a magician above reproach, a darling of London high society, and a friend to superheroes everywhere. She is Georgiana Snow…the HECKBLAZER!

Constantine the Hellblazer has John Constantine heading home, to not just explore and find out why ghosts are being killed, but also lift the veil a bit on his past. I haven’t read much with Constantine in it, so I’m completely unaware if any of this is new to folks, it’s obviously new to me.

Writers James Tynion IV and Ming Doyle peel back the curtains to Constantine’s past and show us the girl who he’s clearly into, and the beginnings of how he ruined so many folks’ lives. It’s really interesting to see the start of what got him to where he is today, and also hints that whatever is plaguing him now is probably rooted into his past. Basically Constantine is paying for his sins in a way.

What I particularly liked was Georgiana Snow, a more professional version of John. Her prim and proper by the books attitude is in stark contrast to Constantine’s flying by the seat of his pants. The difference between the two makes a very interesting combination, especially when it’s clear that John isn’t as far ahead of Georgiana as he thinks. It’s nice to see someone a bit superior to him, again emphasizing what a screw up he is.

The art is interesting and I’m a bit mixed on it. There’s the usual fantastic look and then the past is in a different style. Vanesa Del Rey is a talent, and there’s a need to differentiate between the present and the past, but something was a little off to me. It’s still great to look at, but not as solid as Riley Rossmo’s first two issues.

The comic is a solid one in that it gives us a lot of insight in John Constantine’s history and some of the sins of the past. It also hints as to the beginning of his dabbling into the mystic arts, and at the same time expands that world a bit with the introduction of new characters.


Story: James T Tynion IV and Ming Doyle Art: Vanesa Del Rey
Story: 8.5 Art: 7 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

Listen to the Archive of Monday’s Graphic Policy Radio with guest Ming Doyle

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Did you miss Monday’s latest episode of Graphic Policy Radio? We had guest Ming Doyle to talk DC ComicsConstantine the Hellblazer the latest series to take on the classic character. We discussed her career, influences, and even got some hints as to what we can expect in the series.

You don’t have to wait to listen to the latest episode, you can catch the show live on Monday’s at 10pm ET.

Graphic Policy Radio Live this Monday with Guest Ming Doyle

GP Radio pic MondayThis Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. Joining us this episode is writer and artist Ming Doyle. Ming is writing a brand new series from DC Comics as part of their new direction, Constantine the Hellblazer. You can listen in LIVE at 10pm ET.

Ming Doyle was born in Boston to an Irish-American sailor and a Chinese Canadian librarian. In 2007, she earned her BFA from Cornell University with a dual concentration in painting and drawing. She has been working as a freelance illustrator and comic book artist ever since. She worked with such companies as Boom! Studios, Image, Tokyopop and Valiant, and now DC Comics. Works include (but not limited to) The Kitchen, Mara, Quantum and Woody, and now she’s taking on writing duties with Constantine the Hellblazer.

We’ll be talking about her career as well as her take on John Constantine and what we can expect out of the new series.

We also want to hear what questions you might have for her too. Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

Review: Constantine: The Hellblazer #1

CONSTANTINE_HELLBLAZER_1_54fde8038f26a8.49418357The dark adventures of DC’s foremost occult detective continue in an all-new series as he investigates the cruelest case he’s ever come across – his own dark history!

The character John Constantine is a character I’ve read only here and there. Some Hellblazer, some Constantine and Justice League Dark, and I watched and generally enjoyed the season of the Constantine television show. But, with a new creative team and new vibe and direction, I was looking forward to seeing where things go.

Writers Ming Doyle and James Tynion IV joined by artist Riley Rossmo are laying the groundwork for a fresher take on John Constantine. Rossmo brings his very unique and signature look, while Doyle and Tynion put together an awesome take on the character. This is Constantine remixed taking some of the best parts of what’s come before.

The smarmy, smart ass characterization is still there. That person you love, and at the same time you want to punch. Back, and front and center is the fluid sexuality that can have him in the issue flirting or having sex with a man as much as a woman. This is a more liberated Constantine, especially compared to his tv counterpart. All of it combined makes a great anti-hero. Someone who in the end will do good, but there might be some bad in-between and he’ll be a jackass throughout.

Rossmo’s art is distinctive and fantastic. One previous series like Bedlam and even Dia De Los Muertos, there’s a rawness and look that just fits perfectly for a “horror” comic. But, at the same time, it’s clean and easy to look at. It’s a style I love and very unique in look.

This first issue is such a departure from what I expected. DC Comics promised we’d see a fresh and diverse new line of comics, and this series is clearly a key in that. The look is fresh. The voice is fresh and fantastic. The character is finally unique than just a mystique who’s a jackass. I’m signed up, and can’t wait to see where it goes.

Story: Ming Doyle and James Tynion IV Art: Riley Rossmo
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Women of Marvel Variants Come to Your Favorite Marvel Comics This March!

This March, Marvel is celebrating Women’s History Month by gathering some of the best and brightest female artists to tackle some of Marvel’s most iconic characters for a very special variant cover theme. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at a selection of March’s Women of Marvel Variant Covers!

In the release Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said:

2014 was a huge year for Women of Marvel, both in our comics and behind the scenes. Marvel now has more titles starring female leads than ever before, the Women of Marvel panel is one of the most highly attended at conventions, and the weekly Women of Marvel podcast continues to grow.  In 2015, we intend to continue that tradition, and March’s Women of Marvel variant covers — featuring 20 of the best female artists in the industry – is just the beginning.

From the biggest names in the industry today to the superstars of tomorrow, you won’t want to miss a single one of these jaw-dropping variant covers coming to these exciting March titles:

  • All-New Captain America #5 by TBD
  • All-New Hawkeye #1 by SHO MURASE
  • All-New X-Men #39 by FAITH ERIN HICKS
  • Amazing Spider-Man #16 by MING DOYLE
  • Ant-Man #3 by KATIE COOK
  • Avengers #42 by TBD
  • Black Widow #16 by VANESA DEL REY
  • Captain Marvel #13 by AUFA RICHARDSON
  • Deadpool #43 by TBD
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #25 by ERICA HENDERSON
  • Inhuman #13 by JILL THOMPSON
  • Legendary Star-Lord #10 by SANA TAKEDA
  • Ms. Marvel #13 by TBD
  • New Avengers #31 by SARA PICHELLI
  • Rocket Raccoon #9 by JANET LEE
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #4 by COLLEEN DORAN
  • Superior Iron Man #6 by TBD
  • Thor #6 by TBD
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3 by GURIHIRU
  • Uncanny Avengers #3 by AMANDA CONNER
  • Uncanny X-Men #33 by STACEY LEE

Review: The Kitchen #1

the kitchen #1 coverNew York City, late 1970s. Times Square is a haven for drugs, peep shows, pimps and prostitutes. That deranged killer Son of Sam still stalks its streets. The city teeters on the verge of bankruptcy, while the ’77 blackouts prove just how close to anarchy the city really is.

This is the world of The Kitchen, a new eight-issue miniseries from Vertigo.

The Irish gangs of Hell’s Kitchen rule the neighborhood, bringing terror to the streets and doing the dirty work for the Italian Mafia. Jimmy Brennan and his crew are the hardest bastards in the Kitchen, but now they’re all serving time. Their wives – Kath, Raven, and Angie – have got it all stacked against them. They’re three women trying to make it in the predominantly male world of violent organized crime, and they’ve decided to keep running the family rackets. And once they get a taste of the fast life and easy money, it won’t be easy to stop.

But the trio soon learns that they can only live on their husbands’ name for so long. Sooner or later they’re going to need to make their own name out on the streets.

In the Kitchen, you don’t earn respect staying at home.

I’m a sucker for crime stories, and set that story in the rough 70s on top of it, and I’m set. I went into The Kitchen #1 knowing nothing, and walking out wanting to read the entire eight issue run now. It’s clear writer Ollie Masters and artist Ming Doyle went into this series hoping to evoke the classic gangster/crime stories, and the first issue nails it in tone and look.

The story, like a lot of mob/crime tales, relies on archetypes and stereotypes, but it’s what I’d expect and want from a story like this. Each character stands out, with their very unique personalities, and how the story breaks down in the beginning is interesting, reminding me of the opening credits of a movie. And that’s what this story, and comic feels like, a movie. So far it’s as good as a lot of the classics I enjoy in the genre.

I really can’t gush enough as to how much I enjoyed this issue. I love this first issue, it nails everything I’m looking for in this type of story, and very well might be my favorite first issue of the year.

Story: Ollie Masters Art: Ming Doyle
Story: 10 Art: 9 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Vertigo provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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