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Preview: Vampblade Season 2 #4

VAMPBLADE SEASON 2 #4

Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young, Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young, Bill McKay, Renzo Rodriguez
Cover A – Standard cover (unlimited): Winston Young
Cover B – Risqué variant (limited to 2000): Winston Young
Cover C – Artist variant (limited to 1500): Bill McKay
Cover D – Artist risqué (limited to 2000): Bill McKay
Cover E – 90s variant (limited to 1500): Renzo Rodriguez
Cover F – 90s risqué (limited to 2000): Renzo Rodriguez
32 pgs./ M / FC
$4.99

Vampblade and friends must gear up just to survive, now that SoCal Comic Con has turned into a real… Con of the Dead! It’s two comic geeks and one silver-shiny warrior-woman versus 125,000 vamped-out fanboys (and fangirls)!!

Features 3 covers (regular, artist, and 90s style), each with a risqué variant as well!

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays 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: God Country #6 (Image) – A sleeper hit for me, I didn’t start reading this until the 4th issue had come out, and I was struck by the stark brilliance of the comic. Everything about this issue is a joy to experience; Emmett Quinlan’s attitude embodies the best of humanity’s stubborn refusal to quit, and then the creative team produce a wonderfully written and drawn issue each month.

All-Star Batman #11 (DC Comics) – I’ve made no secret of the fact I’m a Scott Snyder fan… but I loved the previous issue. I can’t wait to read this, especially with Snyder delving back into Alfred’s past.

Rapture #2 (Valiant) – This is a bit of a cheat because I’ve already read the review copy and know I like it, but I’m excited to get my hands on a physical copy to check out the gorgeous artwork.

The Chair #1 (Alterna) – I have no idea what this is about.. but it’s a dollar. Every other one of Alterna’s newsprint comics has been more than worth the money, so I see no reason for this to be any different.

 

Shay

It’s a great week to be comic book lover, so many awesome titles that this almost became a top ten list. If you’re lucky you can finish them off, if you’re not , then you’ll have more than enough to keep you occupied next weekend as you gear up for the long beach (or camping) holiday weekend.

Harley Quinn #22 (DC Comics) – Poison Ivy is back and I’m looking forward to this dynamic duo getting their friendship ( or something else) back on track.

Batwoman #4 (DC Comics) – Alas, the end of the current arc is here and it’s looking like it’s going to bring up more questions about Batwoman’s origins and give us an interesting bad guy to learn more about in the next arc.

The X-Files: Origins – Dog Days of Summer #1 (IDW Publishing) – The truth is out there and teenage Mulder and Scully are going to find it. I can legit here the theme song in my head.

Crosswinds #1 (Image) – Cat Staggs and Gail Simone have teamed give us what I’m sure will be a true gift from the comic gods!

America #4 (Marvel) – Mardrimar is revealed, the Ultimates might be getting the band together and America gets a blast from the past that reminds her that she doesn’t always get it right.

Luke Cage #2 (Marvel) – Luke’s in New Orleans making new friends ,dealing with enemies and getting even closer to the truth or Dr. Burstein.

Bill & Ted Save the Universe #1 (BOOM! Studios) – I’m here for it!

Brik TP (Oni Press) – The series I miss the most is back in it’s very own trade paperback. Nothing new but, it’s nice seeing it in one place so I can revisit the things that made me fall in love with it , as I pine for some new issues.

 

Paul

Top Pick: Super Sons #5 (DC Comics) – This has been a great book from the start. Great action, I love the banter between Robin and Superboy and the art is great. I couldn’t ask for anything more from a superhero book. You really should be reading this.

Iceman #2 (Marvel) – I really enjoyed the first issue of Iceman’s solo series. It really gave new readers a glimpse into the character’s past, and gave us veterans a starting point to see where Bobby is going and how he is changing. It was a good mix of action and insight into the character and I hope it carries on in this second issue.

Secret Empire: Underground #1 (Marvel) – This event, like many of Marvel’s past events, has been a real let down. Aside from the fact that Marvel turned Steve Rogers into the fascist leader of Hydra and it seems Hydra’s reach didn’t take long at all to take hold, the event has just been boring and has induced many eye rolls, at least from this reader. But, I have been enjoying the tie in series more then the main event and this book has me excited. We saw this team in action in Secret Empire #4 and I was totally into all of it. I love the line up and their agenda and I’m really looking forward to seeing more from them. And to be honest, anything with Mockingbird in it is a must read for me.

W.M.D. Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1 (Marvel) – The new Weapon X series has been so-so; nothing terribly exciting except for this new mysterious Weapon X project that seems to be hunting down mutants instead of turning them into weapons. But after issue 4, we now have a better understanding of their why after finding out who is pulling the strings. But Old Man Logan and team are on their way for a little payback, so I’m excited to see how all this is going to explode…and if the cover to W.M.D #1 is any indication, it is going to explode big time!

 

Brett

Top Pick: Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) – Chip Zdarsky takes on Spider-Man and boy am I looking forward to this one. Zdarsky’s humor should fit really well with the classic Spider-Man which was more about the quips and fun. Here’s hoping!

Lobo/Road Runner Special #1 and Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil #1 (DC Comics) – The first two series that mashed up DC characters with Looney Tunes were a lot of fun and I can’t wait to read the fun that’ll be these two issues.

Solarman #3 (Scout Comics) – It’s been a long time coming, but I’m still looking forward to this issue which feels like the predecessor in some ways to Lion Forge’s Catalyst line.

Spencer and Locke #3 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – A great combination of concepts for a solid noir series with a twist.

Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer #2 (BOOM! Studios) – A new take on the classic Frankenstein story. The first issue was good and I can’t wait to see where this series goes.

Preview: Spencer & Locke #3

SPENCER & LOCKE #3

Writer(s): David Pepose
Artist Name(s): Jorge Santiago, Jr. (Pencils), Jasen Smith (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Jorge Santiago, Jr. (Cover A); Maan House (Cover B – limited to 1500 copies)
32 pgs./ T+ / FC
$3.99

S.O.S.! S.O.S.! Beaten, drugged and left for dead, things are looking bad for Locke—but unfortunately for his captors, Locke isn’t here anymore. Get ready for a night of psychedelic terror and homicidal violence as Rocketman Reynolds makes his daring escape from Planet X!

Preview: Hero Cats #17

HERO CATS OF SKYWORLD PT. 2 (HERO CATS #17)

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Omaka Schultz
Cover Artist(s): Omaka Schultz
Inks: Omaka Schultz
Colors: Julie Barclay
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Locked away with a Brain, an Athlete, a Basket Case, and a Princess. It’s detention time for Bandit. The Hero Cats of Skyworld meet for the first time!

3-part story covers connect to form a huge poster!

Preview: Amerikarate #4

AMERIKARATE #4

Writer(s): Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman
Artist Name(s): Devin Roth
Cover Artist(s): Devin Roth (art) & Yaoyao Ma Van As (color art), Daniel Arruda Massa, Bill McKay, April O’Neil
Cover A – Regular cover (unlimited): Devin Roth & Yaoyao Ma Van As
Cover B – Movie Poster variant cover (limited to 1500): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover C – Sexy Time variant cover (limited to 1500): Bill McKay
Cover D – April O’Neil Cosplay Photo 32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

Sam Kickwell and his partner in karate and love, Agent Cynthia Weaver, jump-kick their way into the belly of the beast – a Karate-Gang-Filled Mansion! They will have to punch, kick, stab, shoot and even sex their way through one vengeful, weapons-heavy, black-belted gang after another just to get near America’s greatest enemy… the evil dictator, Neon!

Preview: Tomboy #11

TOMBOY #11

Writer(s): M. Goodwin
Artist Name(s): Michelle Wong
Cover Artist(s): M.Goodwin, Danny Araya
32 pgs./ T+ / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

Warren lures Irene to the courthouse, determined to find out what happened to his daughter, Jessica. Irene isn’t impressed with the trap he’s set for her, however, as Fate pulls all the major players together for one last showdown.

Preview: Kid Sherlock #1

KID SHERLOCK #1

Writer(s): Justin Phillips
Artist Name(s): Sean Miller (Pencils), Lesley Atlansky (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Sean Miller (Covers A), Dennis Culver (Cover B – Limited to 1500 copies)
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

John Watson doesn’t feel like he really fits in as the new student at Baker Elementary. If it wasn’t bad enough being the only dog, it seems he has already gained the attention of the class bully, Kyle. Out in the play yard, Watson feels even more alone until he meets a young boy named Sherlock Holmes. While quite clever, Sherlock is often so lost in his own thoughts that he is oblivious to the people around him. However, when Watson shows an interest in Sherlock’s work it sparks the beginning of an adventure Sherlock never expected: friendship. Their first mission, identify the bad smell that has been afflicting their classroom.

The Adventures of Miru is Out in Trade this August

Miru, a mild mannered dragon living in NYC, discovers he is at the center of a universal conspiracy set to destroy all realities and existence.

The Adventures of Miru tells the tale of a group of outcasts overcoming their differences, facing their own personal demons, and finding the powers within themselves to save the day.

The series has serious heart and it covers a slew of issues ranging from acceptance to mental illness, and they tackle it in a cross between high fantasy and hardcore sci-fi. The breadth of the series, however, has a thousand tales to tell.

The Adventures of Miru is a classic quest of the hero tale, defining the true essence of good and evil in the most magical of ways. Vast in scale and with endless possibilities, Miru’s world of Gaia is the literal nexus of all dimensions, promising all sorts of technology, magic, and fantastical creatures. The presiding themes are trust and friendship, as outsider Miru is generally hated because of how his species ravaged the world for generations.

The Adventures of Miru collects issues #1-5 of the series. It will be available in a comic book shop near you on August 30th, 2017. It’s written by Rick Laprade and J. McClary with art by McClary, colors by Elenora Dalla Rosa, and lettering by Laprade.

MediSin Volume 1: Because Even Super Villains Need Healthcare!

Action Lab: Danger Zone presents MediSin Volume 1: First Do No Harm, collecting issues #1-3. Get in on the ground floor of Action Lab’s sensational new series MediSin as a team of blackmailed physicians provide health care for super villains.

The series is written by Jeff Dyer and Mark McKeon, with art and cover by David Brame, colors by Joaquin Pereyra, and letters by Adam Wollet.

Ethan Sharp leads the MEDICS, doctors who struggle to uphold their oaths while aiding the world’s worst super villains, all of them led by the nefarious Malady. But Ethan’s secret history is revealed: his grandfather was Quick Thinker, a notorious super villain. When one of the MEDICS goes rogue, the team will learn a terrifying lesson from Malady.

Meanwhile, abused sidekick Crimson Crow seeks aid and finds it in the all-too-nurturing arms of Dr. Stribling, while Dr. Ramirez finds himself in the middle of a love triangle with Polecat and Arsoness.

MediSin Volume 1: First Do No Harm will be available in a comic shop near you on August 9th, 2017. Use the Diamond item code JUN171106 to order now. First Do No Harm culminates in a stunning cliffhanger that will be resolved in Volume 2: In the Grip of Malady.

Preview: Infinite Seven Vol. 1: Kill Replace Kill

INFINITE SEVEN VOL. 1: KILL REPLACE KILL

Writer(s): Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Arturo Mesa (Pencils), Geraldo Filho (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Arturo Mesa (Pencils), Geraldo Filho (Colors)
96 pgs./ T+ / FC
$14.99

For centuries, a secret world government has employed the INFINITE SEVEN, the world’s greatest assassins, to do their dirty work. The only way to become a member is to prove your worth by killing one of them. But what happens when Anthony Zane, a teenage boy from the suburbs, accidentally does just that? Action hero archetypes are reimagined in the blockbuster series of the year! Collecting INFINITE SEVEN #1-4 of the ongoing monthly series.

Fans of the James Bond, GI Joe and 80s action films will LOVE INFINITE SEVEN!

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