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Sell-Outs and New Printings

Check out some of this week’s announced sell-outs and new printings.

Image Comics

The highly-anticipated, genre-bending crypto-noir series The Black Monday Murders by Jonathan Hickman and Tomm Coker launched to critical-acclaim and overwhelming fan enthusiasm. Both the first and second issues are slated for third and second printing respectively in order to keep up with increasing customer demand.

The Black Monday Murders #1, 3rd printing (Diamond Code AUG168217), The Black Monday Murders #2, 2nd printing (Diamond Code AUG168218), and The Black Monday Murders #3 (Diamond Code AUG160616) will be available on Wednesday, October 12th.

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Image Comics and Top Cow Productions have announced Eclipse #1 by Zack Kaplan and Giovanni Timpano is being fast-tracked for a second printing in order to keep up with customer demand.

The second issue hits shelves October 5th and the first issue’s 2nd printing comes out October 12th.

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Glitterbomb #1 by Jim Zub and Djibril Morissette-Phan is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with demand.

The explosive new series is the story of Farrah Durante, a middle-aged actress hunting for her next gig in an industry where youth trumps experience. But the shallow, celebrity-obsessed culture she’s drowning in isn’t the only problem—her frustrations are a powerful lure for something horrifying out beyond the water…something ready to strike.

The second printing comes to shelves October 12th.

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The hot new crime series Kill or Be Killed from bestselling creative team Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips continues to fly off the shelves as the body count rises in each issue. Image Comics is thrilled to announce that the first and second issues are again being fast-tracked for third and second printings in order to keep up with increasing customer demand.

Both new printings and the third issue will be out October 12th.

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Valiant

Following on the wake of 4001 A.D.’s massive conclusion, Valiant is proud to announce that 4001 A.D.: War Mother #1 – featuring the first appearance of the 41st century’s next major hero – has sold out at the distributor level and will rocket back onto store shelves everywhere on October 12th with the 4001 A.D.: War Mother #1 SECOND PRINTING! The newest groundbreaking power player starts here as writer Fred Van Lente and Valiant-exclusive superstar Tomas Giorello present War Mother’s baptism by fire with a standalone tale spiraling out of Rai’s cosmic rebellion with New Japan!

The new printing arrives October 12th.

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Review: 4001 A.D.: War Mother #1

4001AD-WARMOTHER_001_COVER-A_MACKValiant have been teasing this comic long before 4001 A.D. began as a mystery cover; for sometime after the initial announcement of the 4001 A.D. miniseries they wouldn’t even show the cover, or give the name of, War Mother. To say that Valiant have some pretty high hopes for the character would be accurate. In May,  Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons said that: “Much like  Divinity or Generation Zero before her, War Mother represents a phenomenal new addition to Valiant‘s formidable roster of comics icons. Against the backdrop of the 4001 A.D. event, Fred Van Lente and Tom Giorello are zooming out to reveal a personal, yet incredibly action-packed story of what life looks like on the fringes of Earth two thousand years from today – and, via War Mother‘s staggering debut, opening up a entirely new frontier for storytelling in the Valiant UniverseWar Mother isn’t just a new character, she’s Valiant‘s next great heavy hitter.”

But before we address the elephant  in the corner  that’s wearing a “Huge Expectations” pin,  I feel that it’s also worth mentioning that, as with most of the 4001 A.D. one shot tie-ins, this comic can be read as a standalone story.  Just like 4001 A.D.: Bloodshot, 4001 A.D.: War Mother #1 is a comic that’s genuinely worth reading even if you have no intention of ever reading 4001 A.D.; indeed the previously mentioned tie-in is great for fans of Bloodshot whether they’ve been reading the main miniseries or not. The tie-in part of the comic is very minimal, and is explained well enough in five words that you don’t need to know anything more about the events of 4001 A.D. aside from what is presented here.

That said, it’s time to talk about that elephant of expectations, folks, because this is a fantastic read.

Fred Van  Lente has written a great introduction to the newest character  in the Valiant universe, set in a post-apocalyptic  world that’s wonderfully realized by Tom Giorello. I honestly don’t remember the last time I was so taken so quickly  with a character and their world as I have been here. There are some great moments within these pages, but one of my favourites involves War Mother‘s sentient gun.

Yes, a sentient gun.

It’s a brilliant little piece of technology that’s strangely endearing,  and works as a way for War Mother to explain just what it is that she’s doing as she venture alone outside the protective walls of her home.  Despite expecting a lot from this comic, it delivers a great story that leaves me wanting to read a lot more about this new group of characters in the 4001 A.D. timeline.

That the comic was launched under the 4001 A.D. banner will hopefully attract readers, but honestly I’d have brought this if it was just War Mother #1. Echoing Warren Simons’ words above, this is an action packed story of life on the fringes of Earth, many years from now. But it’s also a very personal tale that’s got some genuinely warm and funny moments dotted within it’s pages.

If War Mother is the future of Valiant, then based on this comic, the future is incredibly bright.

Story: Fred Van Lente Art: Tom Giorello 
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

killorbekilled01-coverWednesdays 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.

Anthony

Top Pick: Kill or Be Killed #1 (Image Comics) Praise the comic Gods or whomever for the beginning of another series from Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser. If you haven’t read anything by this creative team, that needs to change…now. The premise remains fairly mysterious with the focus being on an individual whose vigilante actions of killing those that have wronged others begins to affect the people he keeps around him. The creative team and collaborative efforts of Brubaker and Phillips have yet to disappoint so this is a definite must read/buy.

Paper Girls #8 (Image Comics) – Fresh from its Eisner wins for Best New Series and Best Penciller/Inker for Cliff Chiang, Paper Girls continues to be one of the best titles being released not only by Image, but any publisher period. The mystery continues to thicken with a monthly treat of Chiang’s images with Matt Wilson’s bold colours and Brian K. Vaughan’s smart, fast paced script.

Tokyo Ghost #9 (Image Comics) – It is unfortunate that this has to be the penultimate issue of Tokyo Ghost. This series has been an entertaining, thought-provoking ride that will surely set up quite the finale from the fantastic creative team of Rick Remender, Sean Gordon Murphy, and Matt Hollingsworth.

Lady Killer 2 #1 (Dark Horse) – Writer/Artist Joelle Jones is back with more Lady Killers! The first series was an absolute delight, diving into the life of Josie Schuller whom juggles between her life as a 1950s housewife and contract killer. Colourist Michelle Madsen looks to pick up the reigns of Laura Allred from the last series and looks to be in more than capable hands judging from the gorgeous, sleek preview pages.

4001 A.D. War Mother #1 (Valiant) – The most anticipated one shot from the 4001 event from Valiant was a mystery for a good portion of time. When it was revealed that it would focus on a character introduced during the Book of Death and to be written by Fred Van Lente, the level of curiosity rose. Once some preview pages revealed the mind blowing pencil work of Tomas Giorello, the attention of many was officially grabbed.

 

Alex

Top Pick: 4001 A.D.: War Mother #1 (Valiant) – So this is Valiant’s mystery comic that’s tying into  4001 A.D., eh? With all the hype that the publisher have been trying to build around it, I really hope it’s half as good as they seem to think it is, because if my guess is right this could be a launching point for an entirely new set of stories in the 4001 A.D. time-frame.

Dishonored #1 (Titan Comics) – I loved this game when I played it on PS3 a couple years ago, so I’m excited to see where the story has progressed to since the end of the game. I’m also expecting this to be less than excellent, but I’m always

Evil Heroes #1 (Zenescope Entertainment) – I’m not gonna lie, this is here solely because of the name. I know nothing else about the comic…Moon Knight #5 (Marvel)

Moon Knight #5 (Marvel) – Moon Knight versus Moon Knight. Just when you thought this couldn’t get any crazier…

Suicide Squad Rebirth #1 (DC Comics) – I have never read anything Suicide Squad before, so with the movie coming this week, what better place to start?

 

Brett

Top Pick: March Book 3 (IDW Publishing/Top Shelf) – The third and final volume of Congressman Lewis’ recounting of his time during the Civil Rights movement. The third volume is powerful on its own, but when combined with the first two volumes you have a trilogy that’s a modern classic.

Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth #1 (Oni Press) – This first issue had me laughing and this series looks like it’s going to be completely out there and enough dick jokes to make the 8 year old version of me giggling.

Kill or Be Killed #1 (Image Comics) – Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser, that alone is the reason I’m excited for this one.

Lady Killer 2 #1 (Dark Horse) – Joelle Jones is back with a new volume about our favorite housewife/killer Josie Schuller. The first issue is absolutely fantastic and has me excited to see what else is to come.

Sheriff of Babylon #9 (Vertigo) – The best comic on the stand right now. This issue as the various threads coming together and it’s done so in a way that’ll have you amped up to see what comes next and yelling at the comic in frustration of the disaster that is the US’s occupation of Iraq.

Preview: 4001 A.D.: War Mother #1

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUN161905)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC (JUN161906)
Cover C by CARY NORD (JUN161907)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161908)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161909)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale AUGUST 3 (FOC – 7/11/16)

Witness the battle-scarred debut of Valiant’s top-secret new hero! As the war for 4001 A.D. rages, the coming of War Mother starts now in all-new standalone adventure torn from the pages of the summer’s biggest comics event!

In the 41st century, much of the planet has been reduced to a barren wasteland. New Japan orbits the Earth as a floating oasis that towers over the ashes of the old world. The survivors of this desolate new age, robbed of the planet’s once-lush natural resources, must endure great hardships to survive. Amidst the devastation, one outpost of scientific knowledge has thrived by adhering to a strict code of isolation. But even the denizens of this walled city must venture out into the wasteland to gather supplies from the remnants of what was. This task is designated to one and one alone: War Mother.

But all is not peaceful, even in New Japan. When the space-faring empire begins jettisoning city-sized sectors to Earth during the onset of a civil war, War Mother is called upon with a new mission: mega-salvage! Armed with a newly born sentient sniper rifle, War Mother is a one-woman army bent on sacking the crash-landed sector’s technology-laden debris for anything of value to her tribe. But, as calm turns to chaos, Sector 8146 will reveal a telling secret about Earth’s true order that will collide War Mother against her community, her code, and her calling…and bring destruction down upon one of humanity’s last surviving outposts of order.

Out of the ashes of the summer’s most ambitious crossover event, New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (GENERATION ZERO) and spectacular rising star Tomas Giorello (Conan) introduce the Valiant Universe to the boldest new hero of this century or the next when War Mother makes her history-shattering debut!

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Classified No More! Valiant Reveals First Look Inside 4001 A.D.: War Mother #1 – Coming in August!

At long last, Valiant has released a first look inside 4001 A.D.: War Mother #1 – an all-new, self-contained one-shot exploding out of the pages of the summer’s most ambitious crossover event and launching a major new character into the future of the Valiant Universe! First announced as a top-secret first appearance spinning out of Valiant’s acclaimed 4001 A.D. event, War Mother steps out of a highly speculated-upon cameo in last summer’s best-selling Book of Death…and into her armor-piercing full-length debut right here on August 3rd when writer Fred Van Lente and spectacular rising star Tomás Giorello introduce the 41st century’s most formidable fighter!

Now, after months of speculation, Valiant can now showcase the devastating world of 41st century Earth that War Mother inhabits…and reveal that artist Tomás Giorello is the latest high-caliber talent to join Valiant’s star-studded roster of exclusive creators.

In the 41st century, much of the planet has been reduced to a barren wasteland. New Japan orbits the Earth as a floating oasis that towers over the ashes of the old world. The survivors of this desolate new age, robbed of the planet’s once-lush natural resources, must endure great hardships to survive. Amidst the devastation, one outpost of scientific knowledge has thrived by adhering to a strict code of isolation. But even the denizens of this walled city must venture out into the wasteland to gather supplies from the remnants of what was. This task is designated to one and one alone: War Mother.

But all is not peaceful, even in New Japan. When the space-faring empire begins jettisoning city-sized sectors to Earth during the onset of a civil war, War Mother is called upon with a new mission: mega-salvage! Armed with a newly born sentient sniper rifle, War Mother is a one-woman army bent on sacking the crash-landed sector’s technology-laden debris for anything of value to her tribe. But, as calm turns to chaos, Sector 8146 will reveal a telling secret about Earth’s true order that will collide War Mother against her community, her code, and her calling…and bring destruction down upon one of humanity’s last surviving outposts of order.

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUN161905)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC (JUN161906)
Cover C by CARY NORD (JUN161907)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161908)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161909)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale AUGUST 3rd (FOC – 7/11/16)

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