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Check out som news and reviews you might have missed in our morning roundup.

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The Valley Gazette – American Legion donates comic books to Ansonia schools – Good on them.

Asbury Park Press – How Superman helped save Salty’s after Sandy – Great story.

 

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CBR – All-New Captain America #4

Comic Vine – Giant Days #1

Talking Comics – Love & Rockets: New Stories #7

CBR – Lumberjanes #11

CBR – Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #10

CBR – She-Hulk #12

CBR – Silver Surfer #9

Fashion Spotlight: Hero VS Hero, Darkest Knight, and Humanity’s Last Hope

Ript Apparel has three new designs today for fans of DC Comics. Hero VS Hero, Darkest Knight, and Humanity’s Last Hope from Matty Rogers, AtomicRocket, and ccourts1 will be for sale on February 15, 2015 only!

Hero VS Hero by Matty Rogers

Hero VS Hero

Darkest Knight by AtomicRocket

Darkest Knight

Humanity’s Last Hope by ccourts1

Humanity's Last Hope

 

 

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

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The ComiChron – January 2015 Comic Sales Estimates: Every seventh comic Diamond shipped was Star Wars #1 – That’s a lot of copies.

iO9 – The History Behind Superman’s Ever-Changing Superpowers – For those that want to know.

 

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The Beat – Big Man Plans #1

Talking Comics – Blue Spring Ride

CBR – Darth Vader #1

Nothing But Comics – Divinity #1

CBR – Return of the Living Deadpool #1

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It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone get?

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The Outhousers – Guy Cuts Off Nose, Mangles Face to Look Like Red Skull – No, just no.

Spinoff Online – Ryan Reynolds Didn’t Read a Script Before Signing on to ‘Green Lantern’ – Shocked I tell you.

 

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Comic Vine – Birthright #5

The Beat – Cluster #1

The Beat – The Goon: Once Upon a Hard Time #1

Comic Vine – Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha #1

CBR – Imperium #1

Comic Vine – Imperium #1

Comic Vine – Lady Killer #2

Comic Vine – Ms. Marvel #11

Comic Vine – Nailbiter #10

Comic Vine – Nameless #1

Comic Vine – Return of the Living Deadpool #1

Comic Vine – RoboCop #8

Comic Vine – Saga #25

Comic Vine – Star Wars #2

Comic Vine – Superman #38

CBR – Superman #38

Comic Vine – Superman: Earth One Vol. 3

CBR – Superman: Earth One Vol. 3

Comic Vine – The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2

Comic Vine – Wytches #4

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

IMPERIUM_001_VARIANT_MULLERWednesdays 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: Imperium #1 (Valiant) -Toyo Harrada has a vision for the world. He’s taken over a small country, and is gathering his Harbingers to shape the world, by force if he has to. This series has been one of my most anticipated of 2015 since Valiant announced it as part of their Valiant Next line, and it is as good as I expected.

Ant-Man #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was full of heart and humor. I’m hoping the second is just as good.

The Bunker #9 (Oni Press) – This twisted time travel story looks at fate and destiny and whether you’ll ensure you come out on top no matter how many it kills. Each issue has been amazing adding bits and pieces to the mystery as much as it reveals answers. One of my favorite comics on the market.

The Goon: Once Upon a Hard Time #1 (Dark Horse) – Taking place after Occasion of Revenge, the witch coven thinks they’re close to controlling the town. Once upon a Hard Time is a climactic miniseries that has major consequences for the Goon and his supporting cast. If you’re a Goon fan, you can’t miss this.

Lady Killer #2 (Dark Horse) – Josie’s life grows more complicated than ever. She has her family and the fact she’s an assassin. How can she do it all and balance her work and home life? The first issue was fantastic.

Matt

Top Pick: Nameless #1 (Image Comics) – Grant Morrison is my favorite writer in comics and Chris Burnham’s viciously violent art is always an incredible treat. Them together on a creator-owned horror series at Image is all kinds of perfect.

Hawkeye #21 (Marvel) – Matt Fraction is such an astounding writer that the only substantial problem with his comics nowadays is that they get delayed so much. But Hawkeye, the book that catapulted his particularly powerful presence in the current comics realm, is coming back this week with an issue that kicks off the end to his quirky,p, excellent run.

Saga #25 (Image) – Saga is back, with a double-sided cover celebrating its 25th issue! ‘Nuff said.

Superman #38 (DC Comics) – Not only does this issue end Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr.’s first arc on Superman together, but it promises a new costume design and a new superpower for Superman. I’m game!

Swamp Thing #39 (DC Comics) – Charles Soule’s amazing, epic run on Swamp Thing is coming to a close next month, and the stakes sure are high given the end of issue #38. Swamp Thing is my favorite DC book at the moment, so I’m gonna savor every detail of these last few issues.

Nevada

Top Pick: Banksy: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat – Updated Edition (Carpet Bombing Culture) – I remember Banksy’s paintings appearing all over New Orleans post-Katrina. Some were preserved, some painted over right away; all were amazing. They sparked a heated debate around NOLA: vandalism or art? Would vandalism inspire a cool book like this? Discuss.

Hello Kitty: It’s About Time (Viz Media/Perfect Square) – During these cold winter days under gray skies I could sure use a little Hello Kitty for a dose of bright sweetness. It really is about time!

Hollywood Zombie Apocalypse #2 (Zenescope) - It’s Oscar time and what could be better than a Hollywood zombie throw-down? I’m a fan of parody, too, so turn the zombies loose on the red carpet! Wonder who the zombies will be wearing this year . . .

Mr. Natural #3 (Kitchen Sink Press)Mr. Natural versus the devil? I’m there. Plus I can’t wait to see what havoc Mr. Natural will wreak in the confines of a mental hospital Hey ho, indeed!

Southern Dog TPB (Action Lab Entertainment/Action Lab: Danger Zone)I’m a fan of Universal’s Wolf Man movies, and shapeshifters from True Blood to Grimm so I’m really looking forward to this!

 

The Internet Archive also brings us Superman, TMNT, Spider-Man, Rocketeer, Fantastic Four, and X-Men Games to Play

X-Men 2 - The Fall of the MutantsThe Internet Archive is becoming an amazing arcade, especially with its release of 2,400 MS-DOS games on top of the hundreds of Atari and arcade games it already hosted. Add on top of that a new browser-based emulator that’s still in beta, and you can experience some classic games that are still as fun to play today as they were twenty something years ago.

I went through the archive and pulled out the comic related video games from the 2,400. This is on top of the couple I reported about earlier today.

The Amazing Spider-Man – published in 1990 by Paragon Software Corporation for the Amiga, Atari ST, and Commodore 64, this game has Spider-Man rescuing Mary Jane who was kidnapped by Mysterio. Primarily a platformer the game also includes puzzles, mostly to deactivate Mysterio’s tricks.

Fantastic Four – published in 1986, this text adventure takes you through Latveria to battle Doctor Doom.

The Rocketeer – published in 1991 by Walt Disney Computer Software and developed by NovaLogic Inc., this game has you participate in several action sequences that mimic the same sequences in the Rocketeer movie, like racing a plane, a shootout in a warehouse, and hand-to-hand combat on top of a flying blimp. It’s based on the Dave Stevens’ original comic book series and the movie made by the Walt Disney Company.

Superman – The Man of Steel - published in 1989 by First Star Software and developed by Tynesoft Computer Software, you play as Superman on a mission to save a kidnapped Lois Lane from Darkseid and Lex Luthor. The gameplay consists of different action-oriented sections including 3D flying, overhead vertical scrolling and side scrolling. Sections are linked by comic book graphics which tell the story…. so that’s kind of cool.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Manhattan Missions - published by Konami and developed by Distinctive Software in 1991 this is a side-scroller where you battle Shredder. Players have 48 hours to complete the game, I mean really 48 hours… and you need to rest your characters to gain health! Luckily you can save the game to reload it later, so you don’t have to play for 48 hours straight.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II – The Arcade Game - also released in 1991, published by Image Works, and developed by Konami, the game is a 3rd-person perspective side scroller. Here, April is kidnapped by Bebop and Rocksteady and you must save her by facing familiar foes. I lost a lot of time and quarters playing this one.

X-Men 2 – The Fall of the Mutants - released in 1991 by Paragon Software, players must assemble a team of five X-Men from a selection of fifteen, and eliminate the evil mutants while playing in a top-down RPG-style environment. When battles commence the player has two choices for how the combat takes place: either side-scrolling action, or turn-based RPG-style combat. In the side-scrolling action fights, the player can use each of the team members’ powers to kill the foes.

So, any favorites or fond memories of these?

Fashion Spotlight: Krypton Knight, Goblin Card, and Gotham Knight

Ript Apparel has three designs today that take some of your favorite characters and mixes them in some playing card designs. Krypton Knight, Goblin Card, and Gotham Knight from Harantula will be for sale on January 7, 2015 only!

Krypton Knight by Harantula

Krypton Knight

Goblin Card by Harantula

Goblin Card

Gotham Knight by Harantula

Gotham Knight

 

 

 

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Fashion Spotlight: Back to 8 Bits, Super Mario, and Martroid

Ript Apparel has three designs that mix Mario with things like Metroid, Doctor Who, and Superman! Back to 8 Bits, Super Mario, and Martroid from Naolito, vo_maria, and camo! will be for sale on December 20, 2014 only!

Back to 8 Bits by Naolito

Back to 8 Bits

Super Mario by vo_maria

Super Mario

Martroid by camo!

Martroid

 

 

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It’s new comic day tomorrow! What’s everyone looking forward to?

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Fantagraphics – Fantagraphics LIVE on Google Play – Cool!

CBR – Goyer & SyFy Developing “Krypton” Superman Origin Series – Interesting…..

 

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ICv2 – The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio HC

CBR – Swamp Thing #37

When Deadshot met Batman in Jersey Girl

It was announced today that Will Smith will play Deadshot in 2016’s Suicide Squad. Will Smith had a brush-in with another DC alum, Ben Affleck, in a previous film. Affleck who will don the cape and cowl as Batman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In what movie did this happen?

That’d be comic geek Kevin Smith’s Jersey Girl who was at one point attached to write a script for a Superman film, a character Affleck played (as actor George Reeves) in Hollywoodland where he “slept” with Diane Lane who played Superman’s mom in Man of Steel…. Phew….

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