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Preview: Thief Of Thieves #26

Thief Of Thieves #26

Story By: Andy Diggle
Art By: Shawn Martinbrough
Art By: Adriano Lucas
Cover By: Shawn Martinbrough
Cover By: Adriano Lucas
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: DEC140768
Published: February 25, 2015

How does the world’s greatest thief relax? Even on vacation, Redmond is always working…

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

D4VE01cvrSUBWednesdays 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’s Picks

Top Pick: D4VE #1 (IDW Publishing/Monkeybrain Comics) – The digital comic comes to print, and hopefully more people will take a look and appreciate this series brilliance. It’s definitely a comic that’s been under the radar too long. The series is about a great robot war hero who is now trapped behind a desk at a soul-sucking day job.

The Black Hood #1 (Dark Circle Comics/Archie) – Archie is going dark and gritty with the relaunch of their former Red Circle line, now Dark Circle. The series is the launch of a new(ish) super hero line with some top notch creators behind it all.

Curb Stomp #1 (BOOM! Studios) – An unfortunate title for an otherwise good idea. The comic is basically The Warriors, but with a group of women.

Darth Vader #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was fantastic, and Marvel has knocked it out of the park so far with their relaunched Star Wars line of comics.

Fight Like a Girl #4 (Action Lab Entertainment) – The series is under the radar, and that’s too bad, because it’s really good. The comic follows a young girl who is fighting through video game like levels, including boss battles, to save her brother.

Gotham Academy #5 (DC Comics) – DC Comics’ saw a breath of fresh air with this series that focuses on some of the kids of Gotham. It’s a fantastic series that we wish we saw more of in the comic world.

Orphan Black #1 (IDW Publishing) – The popular television series comes to comics! The first issue adapts what’s come instead of adding upon what’s already happen. But, that’s ok! The more clones the better!

Princeless: The Pirate Princess #2 (Action Lab Entertainment) – Two ass-kicking women is good. Even better, three ass-kicking women. The first issue returns to the fun, and socially relevant, that we’ve seen in the previous volumes. A fantastic series for kids and adults alike.

Spider-Gwen #1 (Marvel) – The break out star of Marvel’s recent Spider-Verse storyline gets her own series. It’ll be interesting to see what we get, as well as where the series goes with the upcoming Secret War.

Suiciders #1 (Vertigo) – A new series by Vertigo? Yes please. This one has to deal with a earthquake ravaged Los Angeles which is now its own city where gladiator contests are held for entertainment.

George’s Picks

Top Pick- Batman #39 (DC Comics) This is the penultimate issue of “Endgame”. Part 5 of 6 of one of the best stories out in the market right now and one of the best Batman stories available. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo outdo themselves with each release and its the first book I grab when available. The art matches Snyder’s writing style perfectly and you can’t help but be sucked into the story of Batman and the Joker over and over again. Snyder/Capullo are definitely going full force with this and fans couldn’t be happier.

Amazing Spider-Man #15 (Marvel) Now that Spidey is officially in the Marvel Cinematic Universe it would be a good idea to pick up the current book and catch up. The story line is great so far with #15 starting a new story arc after the incredible event of Spider-Verse ending with #14.

Chew #46 (Image Comics) – This story is coming to end shortly so anyone interested should catch up now. Its one of my favorite books to look forward to with each release and the story gets better with each chapter. You get rewarded for paying attention and the art is some of the coolest out there.

Darth Vader #2 – (Marvel) Issue #1 had me wondering how a book focusing on a villain would work, but then I read Darth Vader #1 and realized how incredible Vader’s journey is going to be. Issue #2 should continue his first amazing story arc as we see Vader go to any lengths to take down anyone that opposes him. His story is as rich as any Jedi’s and you won’t be disappointed with the illustrations of all the elements of the Empire we don’t usually see in a Jedi story.

Thief of Thieves #26 (Image Comics) – The latest story arc starts here so new readers can jump on and have a great new book to add to their list. This book started out as Robert Kirkman’s, which he then passed on to Andy Diggle who has done an exceptional job with the story. AMC is rumored to make this into a TV series so there’s another reason to pick this book up.

 

Preview: Thief Of Thieves #23

Thief Of Thieves #23

Story By: Andy Diggle
Art By: Shawn Martinbrough
Art By: Adrianos Lucas
Cover By: Shawn Martinbrough
Cover By: Adriano Lucas
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY140738
Published: August 13, 2014

When shots are fired in the Cartel/Mob war, will Conrad steal something he never has before—a human life?

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Skybound and Humble Bundle’s Walking Dead Package

humble bundle walking deadHumble Bundle actually has two comic packages running today. Earlier we posted about the IDW/Transformers one, but Skybound is also in on the action with a package packed with comics from The Walking Dead and a few of their other series like Ghosted and Invincible.

Humble Bundle works by having individuals pledge whatever amount they want, split between various things. In this case it’s Humble Bundle, Skybound, and three different charities, Penny Harvest, Rett Syndrome Research Trust, and Indie Cade Foundation. You can give it all to one, just a few, or split among them all.

This has some interesting tiers too. If you pledge $40, you get a t-shirt, and volume 20 of The Walking Dead. For $65, you get a limited edition Negan figure.

This is a great way to get all kinds of cool stuff, and support a charity!

Preview: Thief Of Thieves #22

Thief Of Thieves #22

Story By: Andy Diggle
Art By: Shawn Martinbrough
Colored By: Adriano Lucas
Cover By: Shawn Martinbrough
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: APR140610
Published: July 2, 2014

THE HIT LIST continues as Conrad chooses sides in the Cartel/Mob war…and makes a dangerous new ally.

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Review and Recap: Thief of Thieves #21

ThiefofThieves21_Cover“Wake up, Conrad. It’ll never be over.”
– Audrey

Thief of Thieves #21 continues the relentless story of Conrad Paulson with the second issue of the fourth arc that is aptly titled ‘The Hit List’. Writer Andy Diggle is creating a darker world for Conrad to navigate through and, to be honest, I had always imagined this series to go down a more shadowy and murky avenue from the start with its unique storyline. This issue shows us just how deadly Conrad’s world can be as the crime war he is involved in heats up. The best part is Lola’s back story is revealed…well, just the part about how he got his name, but it’s awesome.

When I first read about Thief of Thieves’ release it was at the same time I read about it being picked up by AMC for a potential series. At first, I thought it would be sort of an “Ocean’s Eleven” type story with its perfectly timed comedic elements, a dash of drama and tons of action sequences as our anti-hero, Conrad, pulls off another unbelievable heist. It has become so much more than that with each subsequent arc and The Hit List is proof of just how far the creators are willing to go to bring us great stories.

Spoilers for Thief of Thieves #21 Below

Issue #21 intends to create a darker path for Conrad and the supporting characters to go down, hopefully showing us a side to Conrad we haven’t seen before. Now that the crime war has hit close to home, Conrad has no choice but to exact revenge on those that have wronged him and his family. I can only imagine how great the following are going to be as we follow him down this road to revenge. The issue is a great continuation to last issues set up for this arc. Learning more about Lola, one of my favorite villains, is another great bonus. His back story in this issue reveals how he got his name and it was extreme to say the least, but something you would expect from Lola.

A review about Thief of Thieves would not be complete without talking about the amazing illustrations by Shawn Martinbrough. He draws Conrad’s emotions so well it makes the story so believable and the characters so real. By adding that extra dimension it truly separates Thief of Thieves from other comics and this issue has plenty of emotion to show. We possibly see Conrad at his lowest point of the series and Diggle and Martinbrough continue to make Thief of Thieves appear fresh and new with each arc. Issue #21 is a definite ‘buy’ and coupled with Issue #20 would be a great jumping on point for any new reader.

Thoughts and Discussion – Spoilers Warning

– Do you really think Audrey and Augustus were on that boat?

– How did the Italians know where Conrad’s boat was located if he rigged the GPS? Could Arno possibly have something to with it?

– I’m really excited for this arc. Conrad using his unique talents and abilities to get revenge is going to make an awesome story going forward.

Thank you for checking out my Review! Please comment below to discuss the issue further!

Created By: Robert Kirkman – Writer: Andy Diggle – Artist: Shawn Martinbrough – Colorist: Adriano Lucas – Cover: Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano – Letterer: Rus Wooton
Story: 9.5 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Thief of Thieves #21

Thief of Thieves #21

Story By: Andy Diggle
Art By: Shawn Martinbrough
Art By: Adriano Lucas
Cover By: Shawn Martinbrough
Cover By: Adriano Lucas
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAR140610
Published: May 28, 2014

The first casualties on a new crime war mount up. Plus, learn just why they call him “Lola”…

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Review: Thief Of Thieves #20

ThiefofThieves20-Cover“Just one problem with weapons, of course…I take it you’re familiar with the concept of mutually assured destruction?”
– Foxley to Conrad

Thief of Thieves #20 starts its new arc, called The Hit List, that continues off of issue #19 perfectly. For those of you that are looking to pick up a new comic book series to read, Thief of Thieves #20 is a great jumping on point. The way Andy Diggle writes Conrad Paulson’s capers and interactions you get a sense that you’ve been with this book from issue #1. Robert Kirkman is not the writer for this arc, but Andy Diggle is superb as he takes over the hefty responsibilities of this one of a kind comic that should be on everyone’s Pull List each month.

SPOILERS BELOW FOR ‘Thief of Thieves #20′

This new arc promises to deliver the best stories yet for our slick hero, Conrad, and this issue starts off the mob none too happy with him. They visit him in prison and we get a sense of what the next five or six issues will focus on; Don Parrino’s book of mafia payoffs. Conrad has it and everyone else wants it. After he gets roughed up a little, in an attempt to make him divulge the book’s location, in walks a new character to the series, Sebastian Foxley, Conrad’s lawyer. He gets Conrad out of prison much to the displeasure of Inspector Ferrara and his ‘mob goons’.

What comes next is an expertly drawn chase scene as Conrad must evade Inspector Ferrara and his goons at the behest of Don Parrino, most likely. Conrad commandeers an officer’s motorcycle and leads the mob enforcers on a wild chase through the streets of Italy until finally going down into the subway station. Once there, he deceptively makes it appear as if he boarded one of the trains, but really he was just hiding out in the tunnel until the coast was clear.

The issue’s last part consists of Conrad meeting up with Celia, who is the stewardess aboard the private jet that is set to carry him home. It is revealed here that Celia is in fact hiding Don Parrino’s book in a safe place. Celia tries to make advances toward Conrad, but he insists he can’t because he wants to work things out with his wife, Audrey, and try to keep his family together and keep them safe. The last panels are of Conrad staring at the lot his house is on…well, was on; someone burned it to the ground.

From the moment this book came out it has been the first thing I read when each issue is released. Robert Kirkman organizes the book much the same way as a TV show; rather than having one writer for the duration of the comic book’s run, he has different writers and artists rotate and help with those duties. It has worked out very well, offering a fresh perspective to this amazing story and the art involved. Anyone that is worried it would look different or the arcs would not work together seamlessly have nothing to fear as all the parts flow perfectly into one another.

You can’t help but feel immersed in Conrad’s life as each page vividly comes to life through the work of Shawn Martinbrough. Thief of Thieves #20 sets the stage for another caper and action packed arc and knowing Conrad he will navigate through everything that comes his way with ease. We should finally get to see a little history about Lola as well and I look forward to the next interaction between these two very interesting characters.

Thoughts and Discussion

– Did you notice…there was a Marilyn Monroe look-a-like down in the subway when Conrad drove the motorcycle down there?

– What has Lola been up to this entire time?

– Where is Augustus?

– What does Conrad plan on doing with Don Parrino’s book of mob payoffs?

– Who burned down Conrad’s house? Was it Lola? Was it the mob via Don Parrino?

Thank you for checking out my Review! Please comment below to discuss the issue further!

Created By: Robert Kirkman – Writer: Andy Diggle – Artist: Shawn Martinbrough – Colorist: Adriano Lucas – Cover: Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano – Letterer: Rus Wooton
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Thief of Thieves #20

Thief of Thieves #20

Story By: Andy Diggle
Art By: Shawn Martinbrough
Cover By: Shawn Martinbrough
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: FEB140639
Published: April 23, 2014

“THE HIT LIST” starts here! Conrad may have pulled off his last heist, but not without making some new enemies. Is anyone in his life safe?

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Preview: Thief of Thieves #19

Thief of Thieves #19

Story By: Andy Diggle
Story By: Robert Kirkman
Art By: Shawn Martinbrough
Art By: Felix Serrano
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: AUG130719
Published: January 29, 2014

Special Agent Cohen has plagued Conrad’s every step. Until now… The end of ANDY DIGGLE’s THIEF OF THIEVES arc ends with a real BANG.

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