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Sell-Outs and New Printings

A bunch of sell-outs and new printings have been announced this week. Check out below the various announcements.

Image Comics

The critically-acclaimed Jupiter’s Legacy by comics titans Mark Millar and Frank Quitely launched into an all-new story arc on Wednesday, June 29—Millar Day 2016. In order to keep up with frenzied demand for the title, Image Comics is pleased to announce a second printing that will hit stores on Wednesday, July 27th.

JUPITER’S LEGACY VOL. 2 #1 2nd printingFans can’t get enough of the hot new werewolf series, She Wolf by Rich Tomasso. Image has announced that the critically-acclaimed She Wolf #1 will be rushed back to print in order to keep up with the increasing customer demand.She Wolf

is a surreal exploration in horror as the story follows a teenage girl who believes she’s been bitten by a savage werewolf. Soon after she begins to experience feverish nightmares that seamlessly bleed into her everyday reality.

The second printing hits shelves July 27th.

SHE WOLF #1 2nd printingMarvel

The announcement of the newest addition to the Marvel Universe has people talking! Marvel has announced that Uncanny Inhumans #11 – the first appearance of Mosaic, has sold out at the distributor level ahead of its release this week and will immediately return for a second printing.  The comic written by Charles Soule with art by Carlos Pacheco will be on sale August 3.

Uncanny_Inhumans_11_Second_PrintingValiant

Valiant has announced numerous new printings for their popular 4001 A.D. event. 4001 A.D. #2 by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain, 4001 A.D. X-O Manowar #1 by Robert Venditti and Clayton Henry, and 4001 A.D. Bloodshot #1 by Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite will all be returning for second prints on August 3rd.

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

4001-XO_001_COVER-A_CAFUWednesdays 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.

Alex

Top Pick: A&A: The Adventures Of Archer And Armstrong #3 (Valiant) – This series is such a blast to read. I absolutely love how much fun it is, and yet there’s also a message underneath the booze jokes. I’ve loved every page thus far.

Ninjak #15 (Valiant) – What happens when you take everything from one of the most deadly men in England? Well, I assume he’ll want revenge of some kind…

4001 A.D. X-O Manowar #1 (Valiant) – It’s a full Valiant week this week, eh? I’ve been looking forward to 4001 A.D. for a couple of months, and I’m ready to devour all of the tie-ins as well.

 

Paul

Top Pick: All-New X-Men #9 (Marvel) – This has been a fun book and I’m really enjoying seeing these younger X-Men venture out into their new world, experiencing their new present and learning more about themselves.  This issue has the team jump into the Apocalypse Wars and Evan himself will come face to face with the villain many fear he will become.  I’m looking forward to seeing if he can write his own destiny, or is set in stone…and his genetics.

Guardians of the Galaxy #8 (Marvel) – Jaunting through space; helping those who need it; and the ever loving blue eyed Thing among their ranks, the Guardians of the Galaxy is a fun, exciting read I look forward to.  This issue has Groot and Venom facing off against Skrulls.  Lots and lots of Skrulls.  See? Fun!

Vision #7 (Marvel) – A new story arc starts for Vision.  This issue is described as a story about Vision and Scarlet Witch 45 years in the making, and it does not sound like a story book romance.  This has been a great book, showing the dark side to Vision’s idea of a normal family life.  Throw in Scarlet Witch and this is a story I’m ready to dive into.

 

Mr. H

Top Pick: Action Comics #52 (DC Comics) – Past meets present and future as Superman meets Superman! Been waiting for this one a long time and rumors abound what will happen to the current Man of Steel are rampant. Apparently Superman’s greatest foe is not Lex Luthor, Doomsday or Metallo. It’s time. The bell tolls for thee.

Batman #52 (DC Comics) – Last issue before the new direction. A presence from Bruce Wayne’s past comes back to haunt him. While that’s not entirely new, hopefully we get some more insight to his new 52 roots. Last stop before some dramatic changes to the Bat-Universe.

 

Brett

Top Pick: The Fix #2 (Image Comics) – I love a good cop drama, and especially crooked cop drama. The first issue by Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber absolutely blew me away and is easily one of the best debuts of 2016. I’ve been counting down the days until the second issue, thankfully it’s here. The humor is amazing and mixed with the story itself, it’s just a damn near perfect combo.

American Monster #3 (Aftershock Comics) – Brian Azzarello, nuff said. He’s one of the few writers that I’ll devour whatever he writes. It’s not all perfect, but it’s at least interesting.

Grizzly Shark #2: Grizzly Shark Returns (Image Comics) – The concept is as bizarre as the title. The first issue had me laughing through almost the entire thing. It’s absolutely hilarious in a completely absurd way.

Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift #4 (Legendary) – Big robots and Kaiju. I’m a huge fan of anything Pacific Rim and its been a bit of a break between the last issue and this one, but I’m sold no matter the wait.

Southern Bastards #14 (Image Comics) – One of the best comics on the market is back for a new arc. Always a must read.

Preview: 4001 A.D.: X-O Manowar #1

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CAFU (MAR161805)
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ (MAR161806)
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT (MAR161807)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAR161808)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale MAY 11

ROCKETING OUT OF THE PAGES OF 4001 A.D…the present and future of Valiant’s #1 hero come together for an essential standalone chapter at the heart of the summer’s blockbuster comics event!

How did the rise of Earth’s most powerful hero lead to humanity’s ultimate destruction? Just what was the War of the X-O Manowars…and how did its catastrophic fallout bring ruination and despair to a besieged planet? And why is the sacred extraterrestrial armor called Shanhara the one weapon Father fears more than any other?

The answers to the pivotal questions behind Valiant’s planet-shaking summer event arrive here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and acclaimed artist Clayton Henry (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) blast two thousand years into the future of the Valiant Universe to reveal the never-before-told history of New Japan’s dominion over Earth…and the doomed role that the X-O Manowar armor was forever fated to play in the coming war for liberation!

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Valiant’s Massive 4001 A.D. Interlocking Mega-Cover Charts the Summer’s Biggest Event!

Valiant has released a first look at all 12 united components of the publisher’s massive 4001 A.D. Interlocking Mega-Cover by Ryan Lee – a sprawling, one-of-a-kind interconnecting cover spanning across all 12 chapters of Valiant’s blockbuster summer event during “The Summer of 4001 A.D.”!

Beginning with 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) by writer Matt Kindt and superstar artists Clayton Crain and David Mack on May 4th, each chapter of Valiant’s epic summer event will come complete with a limited edition variant that forms a component piece of the giant-sized, four-foot tall by two-and-half foot wide 4001 A.D. Mega-Cover. Connecting across 12 issues the cover features Rai, X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and more of Valiant’s legendary heroes locked in battle against Father, the tyrannical ruler of New Japan!

“The Summer of 4001 A.D.” explodes with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the essential history behind the dawn of 4001 A.D. here as writer Matt Kindt and acclaimed artist CAFU unearth the answers behind Father’s tyrannical rise to power. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And just what is Rai’s true nature…and what happened to his nine earlier predecessors that once patrolled New Japan in his stead? Discover the shocking answers as RAI #13 returns to set the events of 4001 A.D. in motion – and reveals the epic arc of the Valiant Universe’s future history!

“The Summer of 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as a staggering cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four indispensable one-shots! Featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a crucial tie to the present and future of the Valiant Universe, “The Summer of 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force here with four new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators, ripped directly from the pages of 4001 A.D.:

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH); Art by Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)
Coming in May

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Coming in June

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
Coming in July

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Written by [CLASSIFIED]; Art by [CLASSIFIED]
Coming in August

Each chapter of “The Summer of 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility and can be read in concert with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a centuries-spanning vision of the future.

One hundred years from today, Father – the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan – will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space…where its people can thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society – one built on peace, prosperity…and Father’s control.

A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan’s justice well…and serve Father without question.

Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind…and discover the sinister secret at the heart of Father’s existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die…and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father’s kingdom…

Exiled from the only realm he’s ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself…on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet…and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.

Earth must rise. Father must fall. Rai! Eternal Warrior! X-O Manowar! Bloodshot! Shadowman! Geomancer! And more! The war for the ultimate fate of humanity begins on May 4th!

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ECCC 2016: Valiant’s Summer Event Explodes with 4001 AD: X-O MANOWAR #1 and 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1

As “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” prepares to wage war across the future of the Valiant Universe, X-O Manowar and Bloodshot are the leading the charge with the first of four all-star one-shots!

As revealed at Emerald City Comicon 2016, Valiant has released a first look inside 4001 A.D.: X-O Manowar #1 and 4001 A.D.: Bloodshot #1 – two explosive, self-contained one-shots blasting directly out of the summer’s most ambitious comics event, 4001 A.D.! Beginning this May, the future of the Valiant Universe’s biggest icons stands revealed as a stunning cast of creative talents joins Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s stunning vision of the 41st century…and launches X-O Manowar and Bloodshot into Rai’s insurrection against Father and the tyrannical reign of New Japan!

After 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) arrives May 4th, Earth’s most powerful hero joins the fray one week later on May 11th in 4001 A.D.: X-O Manowar #1 – a one-shot epic from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Valiant-exclusive superstar Clayton Henry! How did the rise of Earth’s most powerful hero lead to humanity’s ultimate destruction? Just what was the War of the X-O Manowars…and how did its catastrophic fallout bring ruination and despair to a besieged planet? And why is the sacred extraterrestrial armor called Shanhara the one weapon Father fears more than any other?

The comic features covers by CAFU, Phil Jimenez, Matt Kindt, and Ryan Lee!

Then, the fight for control of the 41st century continues on June 8th in 4001 A.D.: Bloodhsot #1 – a high-octane one-shot blockbuster from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and Valiant-exclusive superstar Doug Braithwaite! Centuries ago, Bloodshot was the man called Ray Garrison. Now, in the year 4001 A.D., Ray Garrison is no more…but the nanites that once thrived inside him endure still. With their master long since gone, the microscopic machines that once drove Bloodshot through every firefight, healed every wound, and calculated every outcome have one final directive left to execute…but what could it possibly be? And how will the forces of the future react when the infamous man-turned-machine called Bloodshot returns to fight another day?

The comic features covers by Ryan Lee and CAFU!

Each chapter of “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility and can be read in concert with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a centuries-spanning vision of the future.

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CAFU (MAR161805)
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ (MAR161806)
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT (MAR161807)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAR161808)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale MAY 11 (FOC – 4/18/16)

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4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RYAN LEE (APR162056)
Cover B by CAFU (APR162057)
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162058)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (APR162059)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 8 (FOC 5/16/16)

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