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Preview: Do-Gooders


Writer: J. Torres
Artist: Justin Wagner with Warren Wucinich

From J. Torres and Justin Wagner comes a fun and imaginative board comic for kids.

Two siblings learn what it really means to be a hero. It doesn’t take bravery and strength, it takes teamwork and friendship. The perfect comic for parents and their budding superhero!

Debuts 8/26 and readers can pre-order now at their local comic shop with code MAR151455


Preview: The Lion of Rora

The Lion of Rora

Writer: Christos Gage, Ruth Fletcher Gage
Artist: Jackie Lewis

In the tradition of Braveheart and 300 comes The Lion of Rora – the true story of Joshua Janavel, farmer turned freedom fighter, who will stop at nothing in his quest to save his people from tyranny and religious persecution. This painstakingly researched graphic novel, written by Christos Gage & Ruth Fletcher Gage and featuring evocative art from Jackie Lewis, chronicles the epic war over faith, freedom, and family. Not to be missed.


Preview: The Bunker #13

The Bunker #13

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artist: Joe Infurnari

What’s the deal with Heidi? Between her visits to Billy and spilling her deepest secret to Natasha, there’s something else going on. Where has she been the last three months? And who has she been with?


Review: Stringers #1

STRINGERS #1 4x6 COMP SOLICIT A WEBPaul and Nick are the guys who shoot the news. Filming car chases, fires, and shootouts in their busted-up rig, they put their (uninsured, unsalaried) lives on the line every night so that the good citizens of Los Angeles can get their daily update. But when a firefight between the LAPD and the MS-13 goes wrong, Paul and Nick find themselves on the run.

The movie, Nightcrawler, was a brilliant movie that made me see Jake Gylenhaal, in a whole different light and gave me a new view of headline news. I still think of that movie, and think mostly to what lengths, a person would go, to gain fame. Broadcast news as a whole is an interesting medium and one that has been around since before television was created. We rarely think of or even care to understand how the people who work in this industry, go about doing their job.

Marc Guggenheim, of Arrow fame, has put together a story of how a pair of cameras for hire, gets on the wrong side of the news that they are covering. We are introduced to Nick and Paul, a team whose banter reminds you more of brothers than work partners. The story takes you into the logistics of working as a cameraman and into the lives each of the men has outside of their work. During a routine coverage of a shootout between the police and the notorious MS13 gang, they find themselves on the run.

One of the characters has a secret to tell the other, but has not found the right time to tell, which adds an air of tension to an already serious story. Things take a turn, when Nick and Paul start getting shot at which have our heroes on the run. Nick ends up finding a USB on one of the MS13 gang members, which has a both of them wondering what is so valuable that the both the police and MS13 is chasing them. The issue ends with them being pulled over by two detectives, which makes wonder happens next.

This story by Guggenheim is excellent so far and has echoes of Nightcrawler and End of Watch, both Gylenhaal movies. The art by Justin Greenwood and Ryan Hill is beautiful and speaks to Los Angeles better than I have seen in a while. The team behind this miniseries has done a fine job of creating at once, familiar and exceptional. Overall, a great story which I cannot wait to unfold.

Story: Marc Guggenheim Art: Justin Greenwood and Ryan Hill
Story: 10 Art: 9 Overall: 9.4 Recommendation: Buy

Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Stringers #1

Stringers #1

Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Artist: Justin Greenwood with Ryan Hill

From Marc Guggenheim (Arrow co-showrunner) and Justin Greenwood (Stumptown, The Fuse) comes an action-packed new miniseries about crime, corruption, and the perfect shot.

Paul and Nick are the guys who shoot the news. Filming car chases, fires, and shootouts in their busted-up rig, they put their (uninsured, unsalaried) lives on the line every night so that the good citizens of Los Angeles can get their daily update. But when a firefight between the LAPD and the MS-13 goes wrong, Paul and Nick find themselves on the run.

Issue #1 debuts 8/26 and readers can pre-order now at their local comic shop with code JUN151440


Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

Check out some of the announced sell-outs and new printings announced this week.

215 Ink

The publisher has announced that Enormous Vol. 2 #1 sold out before it even hit shelves. They are taking it back to print with an all new cover.

enourmous vol 2 #1 2nd print

Oni Press

Invader Zim #1 has sold out at the distributor level. The comic, based on the popular animated series, will get a second print that arrives the same date as the second issue, August 19.

Invader Zim #1 Second Printing Cover by Aaron Alexovich

Rick and Morty #1 is going back for a third printing! They have also announced the comic is now being offered in the United Kingdom. The series is written by Zac Gorman, art by CJ Cannon, and colors by Ryan Hill, with extras by Marc Ellerby. The third printing is in stores now.

Rick and Morty #1 Third Printing Cover by Maximus Julius Pauson, Rick and Morty series Character Designer


Bloodshot Reborn #2 and #3 by writer Jeff Lemire and Lemire and Mico Suayan on art has sold out. Both will get second printings that will hit shelves August 26.


Valiant has announced that Book of Death #1 has sold out of its 70,000 print run. The issue from writer Robert Venditti and artists Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite will get a second printing that will hit shelves on July 15.


Ninjak #4 by writer Matt Kindt and art by Juan Jose Ryp, Marguerite Sauvage, Clay Mann, and Butch Guice will get a second printing. It will hit shelves August 26.


Preview: The Auteur: Sister Bambi #3

The Auteur: Sister Bambi #3

Writer: Rick Spears
Artist: James Callahan with Luigi Anderson

SISTER BAMBI is slipping through Rex’s fingers as Ilsa exerts her dominance as executive producer. She wants to add zombies in an attempt to pander to the audience, but this goes against everything Rex pretends to stand for. Desperate to regain control of his crew and movie, Rex comes up with a new truly terrible idea! But has he finally gone too far? LET’S ALL FIND OUT!


Preview: The Sixth Gun Vol 8

The Sixth Gun Vol 8

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Brian Hurtt with Bill Crabtree

The Six–the cursed pistols that can destroy the world–have fallen into the wrong hands. Griselda the Grey Witch and her henchman Jesup Sutter now control the weapons. As they prepare to use the guns to throw open the gates of Perdition and condemn the world to darkness, they are opposed only by the ragtag group of of desperate heroes. But Drake Sinclair, Becky Montcrief, and Screaming Crow have a few surprises in store for the ageless witch. As the apocalypse dawns, a vicious gunfight rages in the streets of a nameless city.


Preview: Rick and Morty #4

Rick and Morty #4

Writer: Zac Gorman
Artist: CJ Cannon and Marc Ellerby with Ryan Hill

Old Rick Donald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O! And on that farm he had a VIOLENT PROLETARIAT UPRISING! When Rick refuses to pay his alien workers a fair wage, he finds himself on the business end of a pitchfork. Meanwhile, Morty’s relationship with a beleaguered young milkmaid gets hot and heavy.


Preview: Hellbreak #5

Hellbreak #5

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Brian Churilla with Dave Stewart

Orpheus Team has located the lost soul they are tasked with rescuing from Hell… but the ghastly condition in which they’ve found him might be too much to handle! As they fight the legions of the underworld though an ever-changing maze, not every member of the team will make it back alive! And Jenner discovers a secret that shakes his beliefs to the core.


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