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Preview: Artifacts #38

Artifacts #38

Story By: Devon Wong
Art By: Isaac Goodhart
Cover By: Stjepan Sejic
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: JUN140537
Published: August 20, 2014

2013 Talent Hunt winners DEVON WONG and ISAAC GOODHART bring you the most shocking Darkness and Magdalena story ever told. Set in 1671 Mexico, the story “Through a Glass, Darkly” brings you the story that took place just before THE DARKNESS: BLACK SAILS.

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Preview: Genius #3

Genius #3

Story By: Adam Freeman
Story By: Marc Bernardin
Art By: Afua Richardson
Cover By: Afua Richardson
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: JUN140480
Published: August 20, 2014

GENIUS: ISSUES 1-5, WEEKLY THROUGHOUT AUGUST The Winner of Top Cow’s Pilot Season makes its triumphant return to print! What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton…what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks of the ‘Hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her army of gangbangers? Who CAN? From writers MARC BERNARDIN and ADAM FREEMAN (Alphas, X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler, The Authority, The Highwaymen) and rising-star artist AFUA RICHARDSON comes a harrowing, action-packed tale of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge.

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Preview: Rise Of The Magi #3

Rise Of The Magi #3

Story By: Marc Silvestri
Art By: Sumeyye Kesgin
Cover By: Sumeyye Kesgin
Variant Cover By: Stjepan Sejic
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY140724
Published: August 13, 2014

The wall between the world of man and the world of magic has cracked. Two realities never meant to coexist are bleeding into each other with terrifying results. Unimaginable horrors that belong there have come here. But as Asa and his gang of thieves and murderers have discovered, horrors from the world of men have entered the realm of magic. And that may prove to be far, far worse.

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Preview: Genius #2

Genius #2

Story By: Adam Freeman
Story By: Marc Bernardin
Art By: Afua Richardson
Cover By: Afua Richardson
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: JUN140479
Published: August 13, 2014

GENIUS: ISSUES 1-5, WEEKLY THROUGHOUT AUGUST The Winner of Top Cow’s Pilot Season makes its triumphant return to print! What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton…what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks of the ‘Hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her army of gangbangers? Who CAN? From writers MARC BERNARDIN and ADAM FREEMAN (Alphas, X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler, The Authority, The Highwaymen) and rising-star artist AFUA RICHARDSON comes a harrowing, action-packed tale of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge.

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Preview: Death Vigil #2

Death Vigil #2

Story By: Stjepan Sejic
Art By: Stjepan Sejic
Cover By: Stjepan Sejic
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: JUN140546
Published: August 13, 2014

Clara Jenkins never had many friends. Then she joined Death Vigil…and she gained many friends. The end! Oh…and of course there is that whole small print deal about the League of Necromancers who aligned themselves with a world-devouring enemy of all life, can summon unholy abominations to do their bidding, and seek to destroy the vigil above all else…

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Review: Genius #1

Genius01_CoverThe winner of Top Cow’s Pilot Season makes its triumphant return to print! What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton…what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks of the ‘Hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her army of gangbangers? Who CAN?

Genius #1 is an action-packed tale of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge. With a story by Adam Freeman and Marc Bernardin and art by Afua Richardson, I first read this issue back in 2010 as part of Top Cow First Look. Back then I said the story was “original,” the art was “great” and I “wanted more and more.” Luckily, four years later I finally get a chance to get more, since this series will be released weekly.

The first issue is solid, with an amazing set-up. We not only learn about Destiny and her rise to power, but what she’s doing now to create her kingdom. On the flip-side is the police who don’t know what they’re up against. There’s that interesting aspect that we know more than they do.

But overall, the issue (and series as a whole) just has a great premise, what if gangs got their act together behind a real leader and wanted to do more than control their corner to sell drugs. This is a premise I’ve thought about before, so to see a comic take that idea and run with it is great.

The solid story also includes solid art that gives every individual a unique look and feel. There’s no cookie cutter stuff here, and the style as a whole is one I like.

Overall, I liked the issue when I read it four years ago, and I still like it. While the price has increased a bit as a single issue, it’s still well worth picking up and checking out some new talent.

Story: Adam Freeman, Marc Bernardin Art: Afua Richardson
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Cyber Force #10

Cyber Force #10

Story By: Marc Silvestri
Art By: Marco Turini
Art By: Stjepan Sejic
Cover By: Marc Silvestri
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: NOV130498
Published: August 6, 2014

CYBER FORCE REUNITED

All Stryker ever wanted was to live the remainder of his life in obscurity and enjoy the relative peace and quiet — but first he will need to lead an army into the maw of Cyber Data and its thousands of SHOCs!

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Preview: Tales Of Honor #4

Tales Of Honor #4

Story By: Matt Hawkins
Art By: Sang-Il Jeong
Cover By: Sang-Il Jeong
Variant Cover By: Linda Sejic
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: APR140607
Published: August 6, 2014

THE HONORVERSE EXPANDS TO COMICS! Based on the best-selling military science fi ction novels by David Weber, this original comic book series continues the story of Honor Harrington as she investigates the threat to Basilisk Station by the Republic of Haven.

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Preview: Genius #1

Genius #1

Story By: Adam Freeman
Story By: Marc Bernardin
Art By: Afua Richardson
Cover By: Afua Richardson
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: JUN140478
Published: August 6, 2014

GENIUS: ISSUES 1-5, WEEKLY THROUGHOUT AUGUST The Winner of Top Cow’s Pilot Season makes its triumphant return to print! What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton…what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks of the ‘Hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her army of gangbangers? Who CAN? From writers MARC BERNARDIN and ADAM FREEMAN (Alphas, X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler, The Authority, The Highwaymen) and rising-star artist AFUA RICHARDSON comes a harrowing, action-packed tale of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge.

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Preview: Witchblade #177

Witchblade #177

Story By: Ron Marz
Art By: Laura Braga
Cover By: Laura Braga
Variant Cover By: John Tyler Christopher
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: MAY140748
Published: July 30, 2014

Sara Pezzini has solved myriad mysteries as both a detective and the bearer of the Witchblade. But now to save her own life, and perhaps save the entire world, she must unravel the most starling mystery of all: who serves as the new host for the power of the Angelus?

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