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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Frank Miller's Ronin Book Two #1

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Ancient Enemies #1 (Frank Miller Presents) – Earth becomes the final battlefield for a centuries old war between two alien races.

Boat Life (Floating World Comics)Boat Life stars novelist Tsuda Kenta, a lightly veiled stand-in for the artist, Tsuge Tadao, himself, as he pursues a life of reprieve and reverie on a small, makeshift house boat on a river outside of Tokyo.

Dark Spaces: Wildfire #5 (IDW Publishing) – The series has been amazing and such a unique concept of a heist set in a forest fire. The art has been at times jaw dropping.

DC vs. Vampires #11 (DC Comics) – We’ll keep repeating it but the series has blown past our expectations and kept us at the edge of our seat.

Eight Billion Genies #6 (Image Comics) – The series has been amazing being able to fit in so many concepts and ideas and make it all work. But, it’s the characters in the crazy world that’s the real draw.

Fear of a Red Planet #1 (AfterShock) – The sheriff on Mars must deal with the murder of someone everyone hates.

Frank Miller’s Ronin Book Two #1 (Frank Miller Presents) – It’s been a long time since we read the original but Miller returning to comics the way he is and launching this has us intrigued.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300 (IDW Publishing) – A final special oversized issue as G.I. Joe ends its time at IDW. Hopefully, this isn’t the end of Larry Hama’s writing for the series no matter where it winds up.

Kamen Rider: Zero One #1 (Titan Comics) – We’re not too familiar with Kamen Rider but we’re excited to check this out. The covers and art look awesome!

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A new apocalyptic series but it’s a trilogy with each issue featuring 30 pages of story that spans a lifetime. An interesting concept from writer Jason Aaron and rotating group of artists.

Parker Girls #3 (Abstract Studio) – The series has been a lot of fun mixing action and humor, exactly what we’d expect from creator Terry Moor.

Star Wars: Revelations #1 (Marvel) – The issue teases what’s to come for Marvel’s Star Wars line of comics!

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

ACCIDENTAL CZAR

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Accidental Czar: Life & Lies of Vladimir Putin (First Second) – With everything that’s going on, this is a fantastic graphic novel to teach you about Vladimir Putin and some Russian history. It’s written by a former White House Russia expert and delivers a very even handed take on history and what lead to today.

Blade: Vampire Nation #1 (Marvel) – Blade as well as the Vampire Nation have been somewhat quiet recently but left with some much potential. Here’s hoping we get a solid story that does it all justice. A nation of vampires with lots of political intrigue sounds like too much fun.

By the Horns: Dark Earth #6 (Scout Comics) – We’ve loved this fantasy series. Don’t miss out on it and if you haven’t been reading it since the first issue, go start from the beginning!

Dino Mighty: Law and Odor (Clarion Books) – We’ve loved this series of dinosaur heroes. It’s meant for kids but adults will enjoy it too.

Einstein (First Second) – It’s the story of Einstein! Learn about the amazing person who has defined so much but how much do we know about his personal life?

GCPD: Blue Wall #2 (DC Comics) – Writer John Ridley explores policing in the GCPD. Ridley’s exploration of the DCU has been amazing so far including this series’ debut issue.

I Hate Fairyland #1 (Image Comics) – Over the top insanity is back!

Kepler (Dark Horse) – A graphic novel from David Duchovny? Yeah, we’re intrigued.

Maker Comics: How to Design a Game (First Second) – Step-by-step instructions for six tabletop game design projects!

Murderworld: Avengers #1 (Marvel) – We love a good story featuring the villain Arcade who doesn’t seem to get the use and respect he deserves

Rogue State #1 (Black Mask Studios) – A Presidential election plunges the country into crisis from which a mysterious figure rises, but is she a freedom fighter or a terrorist?

Terry’s Crew (Little Brown Books for Young Readers) – Terry Crews digs into his childhood in Detroit in his debut graphic novel.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Killchella #1

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

A.X.E.: Judgement Day Omega #1 (Marvel) – The event has been one of the best Marvel has done in a while and we want to see what the new status quo is and what this issue lays out for the various folks involved.

Billionaire Island: Cult of Dogs #1 (AHOY Comics) – Mark Russell is back with more satire and when he’s skewering society, it’s well worth checking it. Russell consistently will make you think as well as laugh.

Dark Ride #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue delivered an intriguing start to the new horror series and we want to see where it all goes from there.

Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1 (DC Comics) – The original creators behind the event are back with new stories celebrating 30 years.

Do a Powerbomb #6 (Image Comics) – Wrestling. Drama. Horror. Yeah, this has everything checked off for us. Did we mention the awesome art? This is a series that stands out this year.

Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel) – Ryan North and Iban Coello set Marvel’s first family in a new direction, a perfect time to dive in for what should be a good creative combo.

Gospel #1 (Image Comics) – Inspired by Miyazaki and set in the chaos of King Henry VIII’s reign, that alone has us intrigued about this one.

Killchella #1 (Scout Comics) – A music festival turns deadly when a reclusive pop star returns after five years and attempts a massive human sacrifice ritual.

Lord of the Jungle #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Dan Jurgens writing Tarzan? Yeah, we’re in for that.

New Golden Age (DC Comics) – Geoff Johns’ next chapter of his vision kicks off here bringing back classic DC characters that haven’t had the spotlight for some time.

The Nice House on the Lake #11 (DC Comics) – The horror sci-fi series has been amazing with with one more issue to go, we’re glued to every issue to find out what the hell is going on.

Sabretooth and the Exiles #1 (Marvel) – Sabretooth has had it rough with Krakoa so what plans there are for him in the “X Universe” should be interesting.

Skullkickers Super Special #1 (Image Comics) – Celebrating 12 years of Skullkickers, we’re always down for this series. It was WAY ahead of its time with off the rails fantasy adventure.

Soldier Stories (Image Comics/Top Cow Productions) – Four tales of conflict written by veterans.

Specs #1 (BOOM! Studios) – We get a They Live vibe from this when some teens get a pair of X-ray specs and things turn dark and more than they bargained for.

WildC.A.T.s #1 (DC Comics) – The team is back with a new take that has them more built into the DC Universe. It feels like the start of something big to come and hopefully indicates we’ll get to see more of the Wildstorm Universe return.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

NIGHT EATERS VOL 01 SHE EATS AT NIGHT

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

007 #3 (Dynamite Entertainment) – If you’re a James Bond fan, this is a must. Fantastic so far.

The Approach #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A new horror series about a plane crash of a plane that’s been missing for 27 years!

Batman Incorporated #1 (DC Comics) – Focusing on the international Batmen, we’re intrigued to see what this series brings to the Bat-table.

Batman vs. Robin #2 (DC Comics) – The miniseries is leading to a big event in 2023 so hop on now!

Chicken Devils #1 (AfterShock) – The first volume was fantastic focused on a chicken chain restaurant owner out for revenge against drug dealers. We’re hoping for more over the top violence with this one.

Dark Spaces: Wildfire #4 (IDW Publishing) – The series is so unique focusing on a firefighting squad who attempts a heist.

Do a Powerbomb #5 (Image Comics) – The series focuses on a supernatural wrestling tournament but it’s the drama that keeps us coming back for more.

The Geek Ex-Hitman Vol. 2 (VIZ Media) – The first volume was fantastic focusing on otaku culture and keeping us on our toes as to what to expect.

Hitomi #1 (Image Comics) – In Feudal Era Japan, a drifter with no prospects begins training in secret under Yasuke, a once-famous, displaced, disgraced warrior, as she struggles to find her place in a society entrenched in discrimination and violence. Sounds cool to us!

Least We Can Do #2 (Image Comics) – Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli are reason enough for us to include this. They’re fantastic creators crafting wonderful comics.

A Legacy of Violence #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – Cullen Bunn and Andrea Mutti working together? Hell yeah! A story about a mysterious doctor from them? Hell yeah even more!

The Night Eaters Vol. 1 She Eats at Night (Abrams Comicarts) – The first volume of a new graphic novel series by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda that’s getting a ton of praise.

Wakanda #1 (Marvel) – With the new film coming, Marvel’s upping the focus on Black Panther and Wakanda. It’ll be interesting to see how the spotlight matches up to the film’s.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Earthdivers #1

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

3Keys #1 (Image Comics) – Inhabitants from another dimension fled into ours to save themselves from the Great Old Ones. Or are they helping us prepare for a final devastating invasion?

A.X.E.: Starfox #1 (Marvel) – This event tie-in focuses on Starfox, obviously, and we want to see where this character thrust in the spotlight goes.

A.X.E.: X-Men #1 (Marvel) – The X-Men get their one-shot turn as judgement is given to those of Earth.

By the Horns: Dark Earth #5 (Scout Comics) – The series has been consistently a favorite of ours with its mix of fantasy and tech and its heroes quest to try to restore magic and save their land.

Dark Ride #1 (Image Comics) – We got a tease of this in Skybound X and we’re excited to find out more about this twisted theme park.

Earthdivers #1 (IDW Publishing) – A group of outcast Indigenous survivors who have discovered a time travel portal and set off to kill Christopher Columbus before he reaches the “New World”.

Golden Rage #3 (Image Comics) – It’s a Battle Royale meets Lord of the Flies type series involving older women and it’s so good.

Gotham City: Year One #1 (DC Comics) – The origin of Gotham City!

The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #1 (DC Comics) – We were surprised by the first Joker series and we want to see where this one goes.

Kaya #1 (Image Comics) – After the destruction of their village, a young girl with a magic arm and a fighting spirit is tasked with delivering her little brother to a faraway safe haven.

Mind MGMT: Bootleg #4 (Dark Horse) – The series has been the mind twist we expected and wanted and love the fact it’s expanding it’s reach beyond comics.

Miracleman #0 (Marvel) – After a lot of false starts, it looks like we’re finally getting Miracleman from Marvel?

Revolvers #1 (Image Comics) – Hampton Wales, a Detroit homicide detective, finds himself trapped in a mysterious and violent reality, only to find himself dead while attempting to solve a seemingly average and routine homicide.

Savage Avengers #6 (Marvel) – This team book is one of the most fun Marvel has been putting out and will leave you guessing as to where it’s taking readers with each issue.

Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) – A big story for the “Spider-Verse” kicks off here and we’re expecting some big things out of this.

Victory Stand: Raising My Fist for Justice (Norton Young Readers) – Olympic medalist Tommie Smith looks back through his life to the iconic moment of protest during the Mexico City Olympics.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Disciple

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Briar #1 (BOOM! Studios) – What if Sleeping Beauty never got her happily ever after… and instead had to save herself? A concept we’ve seen before but we’re still very excited for this one.

DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. the Army of the Dead #1 (DC Comics) – Bruce Campbell writing has us interested in this one.

DC vs. Vampires #9 (DC Comics) – The series has been fantastic keeping readers on their toes as you never know who will die and who will actually be a vampire.

The Disciple (CEX Publishing) – Estranged former students must band together, to recover the secrets their teacher shared – and uncover the ones he kept hidden.

Eight Billion Genies #5 (Image Comics) – The series has been amazing with a world changing concept but a narrow focus that keeps the crazy concept grounded. We want so much more of this world.

Fist of the North Star Vol. 6 (VIZ Media) – We love this new printing of this series, a classic manga that’s a must read.

Flawed #1 (Image Comics) – By day she’s a psychiatrist, by night she solves problems with a more direct approach. But, an immortal serial killer has her in their sights.

Hollow (BOOM! Studios) – A new take on the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. A Free Comic Book Day teaser comic was solid and has us excited to read the whole thing.

Investigators Vol. 6 Heist and Seek (First Second) – The kids graphic novel series is always fun with its spy adventures for younger readers. Adults will enjoy it too.

Muhammad Najem: War Reporter (Little Brown Book for Young Readers) – A young Syrian chronicles the loss, hopes, and dreams of other Syrian kids.

The Nice House on the Lake #10 (DC Comics) – It’s been a while since the last issue but we’re excited as the series starts to wind down. We have no idea what’s coming in this sci-fi/horror series.

Old Dog #1 (Image Comics) – A CIA operative is given a second chance after a mission goes wrong.

Parker Girls #2 (Abstract Studios) – The first issue was a hell of a lot of fun and we’re expecting more of the same in this riff on Charlie’s Angels featuring Terry Moore’s beloved characters.

Roadie #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – A horror saga about nostalgia, heavy metal music, hell, and redemption from Tim Seeley and Fran Galán? Yeah, we’re in.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Armageddon Game #1 (IDW Publishing) – After some lead up comics, the next major TMNT event kicks off!

Thunderbolts #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was a lot of fun and we want to find out a bit about the new character debuting in this issue.

Tim Drake: Robin #1 (DC Comics) – Tim Drake gets the spotlight!

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Hakim's Odyssey Book 3: Macedonia to France

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

20th Century Men #2 (Image Comics) – The debut issue delivered an intriguing alternate world of war and politics and we really want to see where it all goes.

A.X.E. Judgement Day #5 (Marvel) – The event has exceeded our expectations and it’s desperate times at this point. This issue ends with a shocker and game changer.

Barbaric: Axe to Grind #2 (Vault Comics) – The series has been a fantastic riff on the fantasy genre full of action and laughs.

Batman: One Bad Day – Two-Face #1 (DC Comics) – The series of one-shots put the spotlight on the villains. The first was really good and we’re hoping for much of the same quality for this one.

Bloodshot Unleashed #1 (Valiant) – A mature Bloodshot series? Yeah, we’re game for it.

Crashing #1 (IDW Publishing) – A medical drama involving superheroes. We’re into the concept.

Crazy Food Truck Vol. 2 (VIZ Media) – The first issue was awesome action and characters. It’s a great twist on the apocalyptic setting that has us pumped to read more.

Creepshow #1 (Image Comics/Skybound) – The tv series comes to comics. Horror fans will want to check this out.

Doughnuts and Doom (IDW Publishing) – Being a teenage witch-or rock star-is tougher than it looks! Flying brooms and electric guitars set hearts aflame in this fantastically fizzy graphic novel.

Hakim’s Odyssey Book 3: Macedonia to France (Graphic Mundi) – The final book in the trilogy, the graphic novels have followed Hakim’s journey as a refugee as he attempts to find peace and safety.

Justice Warriors #4 (AHOY Comics) – The series has been amazing at its satire and delivers a lot to chew on as it has its sights on so much of today’s issues.

Phenomena Vol. 1 Golden City of Eyes (Abrams ComicArts) – Brian Michael Bendis’ original graphic novel series. We definitely want to see what this is all about.

Solo Leveling Vol. 5 (Yen Press) – This mahnwa about dungeon crawling with a twist has been amazing with every release. Great action, growth, art, it has it all.

Stuff of Nightmares #1 (BOOM! Studios) – An original comic series from R.L. Stine? You have our attention.

Vanish #1 (Image Comics) – The highly anticipated indie debut from Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman.

X-Terminators #1 (Marvel) – Jubliee. Boom-Boom. Dazzler. That alone we’re in for this one.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Ducks

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

06 Protocol #1 (AfterShock) – A family must go on the run to survive after they find out the patriarch is part of a secret government program.

A.X.E.: Judgement Day #4 (Marvel) – The event has been solid so far mixing in mystery, action, and some deeper layers. One of the best Marvel events in some time.

Batman vs. Robin #1 (DC Comics) – It’s Robin vs. Batman in what’s described as the “next epic saga” and “earth-shattering”.

Daredevil #3 (Marvel) – The next arc for Daredevil has been interesting so far. Is this a heel turn? What’s going on as he and Elektra look like they’re clashing with the Hand again!

Dark Spaces: Wildfire #3 (IDW Publishing) – This tale of firefighters turned heist has been a solid story and amazing art.

Do a Powerbomb #4 (Image Comics) – The series’ family drama is even more high flying than the wrestling moves depicted on the page.

Ducks (Drawn & Quarterly) – Kate Beaton tells the story of her time during the Alberta oil rush.

Least We Can Do #1 (Image Comics) – A story of discovering what is right and what love means in a military-occupied and socially oppressed United Kingdom. Read our early review!

Midnight Suns #1 (Marvel) – A tie-in to the anticipated video game.

Samurai Doggy #2 (AfterShock) – An interesting spin on the western genre set in a future apocalypse and a humanoid dog seeking revenge.

Star Trek: Lower Decks #1 (IDW Publishing) – The animated series spins out into a comic series!

There’s Something Wrong with Patrick Todd #3 (AfterShock) – A kid with psychic powers is being pursued by a mysterious murderer who might be his father? Plus the police.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Metal Society #5

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

007 #2 (Dynamite) – The first issue delivered a solid take on James Bond that felt like the start to a film. We’re excited to check out the new villain.

Alien #1 (Marvel) – A new volume begins and this one begins to focus on a small colony of synths.

All-Out Avengers #1 (Marvel) – A new Avengers series? We’re intrigued to see where this goes.

Antioch #1 (Image Comics) – Spinning out of Frontiersman, a king attempting to stop man from killing the planet finds himself in a superhuman prison.

Batman: Dear Detective #1 (DC Comics) – Stringing together the amazing art of Lee Bermejo into a narrative.

Everyday Hero Machine Boy (Skybound/Image Comics) – We got a tease of the series already but it feels like a great wholesome robot trying to be a superhero story full of smiles and feels.

Golden Rage #2 (Image Comics) – Older women are thrown on an island where they battle it out! The first issue was great and we’re excited for more!

Highball #1 (AHOY Comics) – The best shot in the galaxy can only hit the target when he’s dead drunk. Sounds like it has potential.

Kali (Dark Horse Comics) – Stabbed in the back, poisoned, and left for dead by her own biker gang; Kali sets off on a one-way road of vengeance across a war-torn desert battlefield. Sounds like our kind of story.

Last Line #1 (AfterShock) – A driver on the tube swears a man was pushed in front of her train but the video and witnesses says otherwise.

The Lost Gardens #1 (Rabbit Hole Studios) – Defects in his technology implants sends a man spiraling downward by the economic forces to be.

Metal Society #5 (Image Comics) – The final issue!? Who will win in this MMA battle between man and machine?

Mind MGMT: Bootleg #3 (Dark Horse Comics) – The series continues to be the amazing twisted mind trip we expected and loved.

New Rat City #1 (Scout Comics) – Pests run rampant across the city in the year 2083 after years of floods and infrastructure mismanagement.

Shock Shop #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – A new horror story from Cullen Bunn? Yeah, we’re in. You can read our early review.

Survivor: Aron’s Story (Graphic History Publishing) – The life of Aron and his survival under Nazi occupation and the history of Jewish Disapora.

Vanity #2 (Black Caravan/Scout Comics) – The second chapter in the biopic of the legendary Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Fantastic Four: Full Circle

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Agent of Worlde #2 (Scout Comics) – Fantastic art plus crazy concepts are a nice bow about this secret agent who just wants to relax with his secret family.

Amazing Fantasy #1000 (Marvel) – Celebrate 60 years of Spider-Man with a hell of a group of creators.

Fantastic Four: Full Circle (Abrams Comicarts) – Alex Ross does the Fantastic Four in an original graphic novel. Nuff said.

Forever Forward #1 (Scout Comics) – A group launches themselves forward in time. Will they find the technology to travel back in their adventure?

Neverlanders (Razorbill) – A new take on Peter Pan we got a taste of on Free Comic Book Day. That introduction was great and got us beyond excited to read the full graphic novel.

Power Rangers Unlimited: The Death Ranger #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A Death Ranger you say? You have our attention.

Star Trek: Pickard – Stargazer #1 (IDW Publishing) – We’ve enjoyed the television series and want to see what comics can bring to the beloved character and new setting.

Thunderbolts #1 (Marvel) – With a movie in the works and the property still having lots of love, we get a new take spinning out of Devil’s Reign focused on the fallout from Wilson Fisk’s time as Mayor.

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #1 (IDW Publishing) – The first volume was interesting and we want to see what new twisted takes on the characters we love are to come!

The Variants #3 (Marvel) – The series has kept us guessing as to what’s going on. Fans of Jessica Jones need to check this out.

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