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NASA Releases the interactive graphic novel First Woman imagining the first woman on the Moon

First Woman
Credits: NASA

NASA has dived into comics with a new digital, interactive graphic novel, First Woman: NASA’s Promise for Humanity. The digital graphic novel was released Saturday, National Comic Book Day. The imagines the story of Callie Rodriguez, the first woman to explore the moon. These milestones will be reached in real life with NASA’s Artemis missions. NASA aims to inspire the next generation of explorers through the graphic novel.

You can read and interact with First Woman or listen to the audio version.

The 40-page comic highlights NASA’s technology to travel to, land on, and explore the Moon. Readers are able to interact with the graphic novel though augmented elements.

An application for Android and iOS also has been released allowing the exploration of life-sized environments and 3D objects like NASA’s Orion spacecraft and the lunar surface.

A Spanish language version of the first issue of the comic, “From Dream to Reality” will be released in the future.

Weekly Preview! AfterShock and the return of DC!

There’s a lot of comics coming out this week to be covered. Check out some of what we’ll be reviewing and this is only the beginning!

This week’s reviews include:

  • 10 Years to Death (AfterShock)
  • Out of Body #4 (AfterShock)
  • Party & Prey (AfterShock)
  • Silver City #5 (AfterShock)
  • Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven (DC Comics)

There’ll also be a lot from First Second and more!


AfterShock and First Second provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Shang-Chi Repeats at the Weekend Box Office Beating Dear Evan Hansen

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

It’s four weekends in a row for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The film earned an estimated $13.3 million to bring its domestic total to $196.5 million. That makes the film the top grossing domestic film of the year passing Black Widow‘s $183.6 million. Over the week the film grossed about $23.2 million at the international box office. That total now stands at $166.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $363.4 million, about $15 million behind Black Widow which sits in fifth place.

Dear Evan Hansen debuted in second place earning $7.5 million. No international box office has been reported.

Free Guy slipped on spot the third place earning $4.1 million. The film has been a surprise hit earning $114.1 million domestically. The film grossed about $13.6 million over the week at the international box office where it has now earned $203.3 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $317.4 million.

Candyman came in fourth place earning an estimated $2.5 million. The film has grossed $56.8 million domestically. It also added about $1.3 million to its international total which stands at $14.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $71.6 million.

Rounding out the top five was Cry Macho which dropped two spots from last week. The film grossed an estimated $2.1 million to bring its domestic total to $8.3 million. The film earned about $412,000 internationally to bring that total to $762,000. Worldwide, the film has grossed $9.1 million.

In comic films…

Black Widow came in at #14 with an estimated $115,000. Domestically, the film has grossed $183.6 million. The international total has moved adding about $350,00 million over the week where it now stands at $194.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $378.4 million.

Old was #15 with an estimated $105,000. Domestically, the film has grossed just under $48.1 million. Internationally, the film added about $470,000 to its total over the week to bring that to $41.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $90 million.

The Suicide Squad didn’t show up on the weekend chart but the film looks like it made about $200,000 over the week. Domestically, the film has grossed $55.6 million. The film added about $900,000 to its international gross bringing that to $110.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $166.5 million.

Initial numbers have 22 films earning $37,642,599 from 33,155 theaters. That’s around $10 million less than last weekend’s 52 films which earned $47,691,306 from 33,155 theaters. The average earning was $1,198.31 this past weekend, a drip from the previous weekend’s $1,438.44.

Review: Barb: The Last Berzerker Vol. 1

Barb is the last berzerker after the rest are captured by the evil Witch Head. Armed with the Shadow Blade, she must go get help to free her friends and stop Witch Head!

Story/Art: Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
Kindle
Bookshop


Simon & Schuster provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Bad Idea Drops the Banhammer Over Counterfeit Pins

While so many comic companies have built buzz over the comics, one of the hotter discussion points for Bad Idea has been over pins. The first paying customer for first issues is supposed to receive a “1st” pin. Bad Idea announced weeks ago those pins can be turned in for one of two limited comics. The pins have been going for hundreds of dollars and apparently lead to some nefarious activities.

Yesterday, the publisher sent the below:


What daring! What outrageousness! What insolence! What arrogance! We salute you.

BAD IDEA has been a stain on comics far too long. Demanding clicks to their demigod – The Button. Compelling its followers to worship at the altar of yet-to-open comic book stores, in the pre-dawn light. 

You alone have stood up to BAD IDEA. And what are you? Thieves! 

Which is why we also have to punish you.

See these:

These were both sent to BAD IDEA HQ.

But only one of them is an authentic MONSTER KILL SQUAD First Customer Pin produced by BAD IDEA Labs. The other is a dirty fake, thrust into the heart of BAD IDEA by its very fans in an incredible but futile deception.

You see, beyond the custom pantone gold coloring and the unique epigraph inscription on each edition of the First Customer Pin, we have integrated several layers of microtrace and microprint anti-counterfeit technology. Which means we can tell. And we will catch you.

While we applaud the reckless impudence of the act we lament the foolishness of sending us your full contact details too. No matter, steps have already been taken.

The offending parties are hereby banned from partaking in any future BAD IDEA redemptions, mail-ins, send aways, contests and any and all such programs. Any future attempts to participate will result in the forfeiture of any items sent to BAD IDEA. Any endeavor to circumvent this ruling will result in the loss of any items sent to BAD IDEA and the immediate banning of any individual involved in an attempt at circumvention.

The offending parties, local BAD IDEA Destination Stores have been made aware of these events and have all agreed to ban said parties from purchasing any BAD IDEA related product from their establishments.

These bans are immediate and permanent.

For all you wonderful and virtuous, true BAD IDEA-sters, a reminder that redemptions for the two incredible, brand-new, all-original comics – WEREWOLF and RETIREMENT PLAN – need to be postmarked by tomorrow, September 25th!


Now, with Bad Idea it’s hard to tell what’s hype, what’s marketing, and what’s just outright bullshit. So, anyone willing to come forward that they’ve been banned?

Netflix Releases a First Look at The Sandman

The highly anticipated The Sandman series finally has a first look in a new video released by Netflix that’s a little over a minute. The Sandman is based on the celebrated comic series from Neil Gaiman published by DC imprint Vertigo.

The Lord of Dreams has been summoned, and captured, by mortal men. Once free from his captivity, this eternal ruler of Dreams will realize that his troubles are only just beginning.

The series is Executive Produced by Neil Gaiman, Allan Heinberg, and David S. Goyer.

Zoop Celebrates National Comic Book Day with a Comic Sampler

Zoop

Starting off with full disclosure, I’m the marketing manager for Zoop. It’s why we haven’t covered the new crowdfunding platform at all, I just felt it weird crossing the streams and one who cares about the “ethics” of journalism it’s a bit hard to mix things up for me. But, today is National Comic Book Day and the platform is celebrating that with a cool sampler of all of the crowdfunding projects past and present on the site. You can catch more of that below.

I more wanted to talk about why I’m excited about being a part of the Zoop team. The simple answer is, we get to do stuff like this. I’ve been reading and collecting comics for over 35 years. My collection is massive (100+ long boxes) and the variation of comics is… a lot. There’s big publishers, small publishers, indie comics, paper stapled together after being xeroxed. It varies. I really like comic books. And, I like talking about comics and sharing what I like and promoting them. Hence this site.

That’s part of what drew me to Zoop and the team. I get to promote cool comics. I get to help try to make them a reality. So far, we’ve succeeded with them all and I’ve backed every single one. We not only get to help make these comics a reality by getting them funded but we’re building a community while doing it. Unlike other crowdfunding platform, this isn’t every creator in their mostly walled off garden. We use each campaign to build on the next. We’re attempting to bring together comic fans who want to help make this creator-owned indie comics a reality. To be a part of that is really cool.

When I was 20ish I helped published an indie comic that was released during San Diego Comic-Con. I got my name in the credits. That won’t happen here but to see that at 20 is such a cool exprience. I helped create something that others could enjoy. I get to do that every day with Zoop. And that’s what’s cool about this sampler, I feel like I’m 20 again with its release.

Today, I’ll be out promoting the current projects that are looking for funding, all three of them, and in-between spending some time reading some comics myself.

Check out the first Zoop sampler release and all of the comics that you can currently help make a reality. Links are within the comic sampler, so dive in, enjoy, and help celebrate today by reading some comics and maybe help make some a reality.

Current projects currently funding found within the sampler include:

  • Trickster by Neil Gibson, Connor McCreery, and Veronica Saraceno
  • The Brothers James by Brian Level, Ryan Ferrier, and Eamon Hill
  • Cornerman by Ray-Anthony Height and Chris Robinson

Successfully funded projects include:

  • Slow City Blues by Samuel Haine, Shawn Moll, John Livesay, David Baron, and Thomas Mauer
  • Scarlett Couture – The Munich File by Des Taylor
  • Resolution by Ron Marz, Andy Lanning, and Rick Leonardi
  • Heads Will Roll by Bart Sears
  • Remember Andy Xenon? by Tom Pinchuk and Nikos Koutsis

Review: The Jewish Brigade

In the waning years of World War II, a Jewish fighting force called the Jewish Brigade was born as part of the British Eighth Army. Three stories focus on Leslie Toliver as he fights towards the end and after the war.

Story: Marvano
Art: Marvano
Color: Bérengère Marquebrueco
Translator: Montana Kane
Letterer: Sylvain Dumas

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
Kindle
TFAW
Bookshop


Dead Reckoning provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Unboxing: Invincible Atom Eve Box

Skybound has recently packaged a whole bunch of Atom Eve releases into one handy box for fans! We decided to grab one to show off. There’s no surprises here but we decided to take a look anyway!

You can get yours for $65.

Atom Eve Character Design Sheet – ?
Atom Eve Figure – $25
Atom Eve Logo Socks (Pink) – $20
ATOM EVE AND REXPLODE Vol. #1 – $14.99
Atom Eve Character Pin – $10
Invincible Logo Pin – $10

Total: ~$79.99

Review: Fist of the North Star Vol. 2

In a post-apocalyptic world, a wanderer appears out of the wasteland to bring justice. Ken bears seven scars upon his chest and holds the secret of a mysterious martial art known as Hokuto Shinken, the Divine Fist of the North Star!

In the second volume, Ken must help numerous communities besieged by gangs looking to steal and murder!

Story: Buronson
Art: Tetsuo Hara
Translation: Joe Yamazaki
Touch-up Art & Lettering: John Hunt

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
Kindle
comiXology
Zeus Comics


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