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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!

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 Wednesday.

The Amazing Spider-Man #4 (Marvel) – So far so good in this Nick Spencer helmed comic which is already showing a different voice from the Spider-Man of the past few years. We’ve been surprised so far and this is one that has exceeded our expectations.

Aphrodite V #2 (Image Comics/Top Cow Productions) – The first issue was an interesting an entertaining take on the character. With a new setting and new characters, and a little mix of real world issues, this is one we’ve got our eye on.

Batman: King of Fear #1 (DC Comics) – There’s a lot of Batman out there but the return of artist Kelley Jones has us excited for this six-issue miniseries.

Black Panther #3 (Marvel) – It shouldn’t work but it totally does. Give us this revolution in space take on the classic Black Panther.

Cold Spots #1 (Image Comics) – A new horror series from Cullen Bunn with art by Mark Torres. That’s all you need to know.

Die!Die!Die! #2 (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment) – The first issue was pure over the top violence and insanity. We’re in to see if the second can deliver just as much.

Double Jumpers: Full Circle Jerks #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – The first volume was some 8-bit geeky fun and we’re hopeful the second can deliver on that again.

Justice League Dark #2 (DC Comics) – The team is an interesting one and this series in an issue has stood out from the rest of the Justice League comics. A focus on horror/magic is part of that but it’s the team and their personalities that’s selling this one.

Life of Captain Marvel #2 (Marvel) – Is it tweaking what we know about the character? Yes. Do we care? No, especially when the first issue was so good.

Planet of the Apes: Visionaries (BOOM! Studios) – It’s Rod Serling’s unused take on the classic property and it’ll get you to rethink the original.

The Punisher #1 (Marvel) – This feels like a getting back to basics for the character and we’re excited for that.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #23 (Marvel) – This continues to be Indiana Jones in space with a character whose attitude rivals Han Solo. Always fun and always entertaining.

Teen Titans #21 (DC Comics) – It’s a new team with a new attitude and the first issue was fantastic with a hell of a twist ending and we want to see where that goes.

West Coast Avengers #1 (Marvel) – This line up of characters has us sold.

Wonder Woman #53 (DC Comics) – Steve Orlando taking on Wonder Woman? Yes please!

Preview: Double Jumpers: Full Circle Jerks #1

DOUBLE JUMPERS: FULL CIRCLE JERKS #1

Writer(s): Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Sergio Rios (art), Geraldo Filho w/ Megan Huang (color)

Cover Artist(s): Sergio Rios (Cover A), Daniel J Logan (Cover B)
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

Jason and his ragtag group of programmers have escaped their virtual reality game, “Dungeon Lords,” only to discover that they’ve let loose the game’s greatest villain into our world. To save Silicon Valley they will need help… from their in-game counterparts!

CBR’s “Top 100” series returns, from the writer of Infinite Seven and Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab!

In addition to the new series, the digital-only tie-in DOUBLE JUMPERS: THE DARK BACKWARDS #1 has been added to comiXology. You can view it here.

Preview: Twelve Devils Dancing #2

TWELVE DEVILS DANCING #2

Writer(s): Erica Schultz
Artist Name(s): Dave Acosta (Pencils), Andrew Covalt (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Natasha Alterici, INTERIOR COVERS CH 05: Michael Montenat, CH 06: Kevin Maher 
64 pgs./ M / FC
$5.99 

The conclusion to Twelve Devils Dancing! With the body count growing, Callum and Aisha’s road trip takes them to the location on the cipher. They have a plan, but Callum’s health may sideline him, leaving it up to Aisha to put the pieces together and get the evidence to arrest the Crypto-Killer. Meanwhile, Callum’s evidence tampering in the original case comes back to bite those still in his FBI unit back home. And Brian has a fan who’s interested in more than just his paintings. The past and present are resolved in the conclusion of Twelve Devils Dancing.

Preview: Vampblade Volume 7: Down the Vamp Hole

VAMPBLADE VOLUME 7: DOWN THE VAMP HOLE

Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Marcelo Costa, Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist(s): Marcelo Costa
128 pgs./ M / FC
$14.99 

Other-dimensional vampire slaying comic shop owner Katie Carva literally reboots when she travels to an alternate dimension of Earth that’s also back in time! Now Katie must survive the Glarkian space vampire invasion all over again… PLUS deal with a second version of herself who’s just starting out on her path!! It’s double the Vampblade, double the fun!

Collects issues 1-4 from season three of the hit Danger Zone series.

Preview: Zombie Tramp Volume 14

ZOMBIE TRAMP VOLUME 14

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza 
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist(s): Celor
128 pgs./ M / FC
$14.99

With Janey slipping further into the dark side of her monster form and her hunger for death increasing, Oscar’s dating app hack facilitates her murderous appetite. But it also draws unwanted attention. Now both Black Betty and DollFace are on the hunt to bring her down, each for their own reasons!

Collects issues 45-48 of the wildly popular ongoing series and leads up to The Death of Zombie Tramp!

Preview: Aberrant #3

ABERRANT #3

Writer(s): Rylend Grant
Artist Name(s): Davi Leon Dias (Artist), Iwan Joko Triyono (Colorist), HdE (Letterer)
Cover Artist(s): Davi Leon Dias (Artist), Iwan Joko Triyono (Colorist)
***Same for both regular and variant cover.
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99 

CHAPTER 3: HOLD ON FOR ONE MORE DAY. Acting on a tip from a mysterious and very prolific mole inside the NORCO organization, David infiltrates an enemy warehouse where he is forced to square off with a terrifyingly twisted aberrant monster. World, meet the true 8th wonder of the world… ROOK. Featuring the music of Wilson-Phillips.

Black Betty Betty Volume 2: A Musical Interlude with the Monster Hunter for Hire!

After the murder of his grandfather, a small boy offers his money to monster hunter Black Betty if she can find the killer creature he’s convinced hides in his seemingly idyllic town. Will Black Betty find this mysterious creature? She’s certainly going to try when there’s money on the line!

Black Betty is part of the Danger Doll Universe, which features the lethal likes of DollFace, Vampblade and Zombie Tramp. Readers won’t want to miss this horrifying addition to the Danger Doll Universe featuring the writing of Shawn Gabborin, art by Rafael Dantas, and colors by Rosa Rantila.

Black Betty Volume 2 collects the “Musical Interlude” story from issues 5-8 of the series. It will be available in a comic book store near you on October 3, 2018.

Princeless Volume 7 #1: Find Yourself – Princess Adrienne is back and ready to fight!

Princeless is the three time Glyph winning and multiple Eisner nominated series that was recently optioned by Sony to become a major motion picture. Written and created by Jeremy Whitley, the story focuses on female empowerment as a princess gets tired of waiting for her prince and frees herself from her tower, teaming up with a dragon to save her sisters.

In the latest volume, Princess Adrienne journeys to rescue her oldest sister Alize. Except with Bedelia leaving to stay with her family and Adrienne abandoning her dragon Sparky, the princess turned knight finds herself lost and alone in the desert. While danger approaches her, Devin and his comrades find a town being attacked by an army near their home and are about to come face-to-face with deadly foes… and betrayal.

The first issue of Princeless Volume 7: Find Yourself will be in a comic book store near you on October 17th, 2018 featuring art by Emily Martin, Ainhoa Rueda, and Brett Grunig and two covers, one by Onyinye Anakor and another by Emily Martin.

Nutmeg Gets a Hardcover Edition this Fall. It’s Baking Bad!

This fall, a brand new hardcover of Nutmeg is coming. This arc of Nutmeg collects the first six issues of a coming-of-age story about baking, friendship and crime. Poppy and Cassia become fast friends when they decide to upstage Saffron at her brownie-baking game. By using a questionable ingredient, the two are on the path to success… except their secret ingredient creates a lot more problems than it solves.

The series is written James F. Wright, with art by Jackie Crofts, and colors and lettering by Josh Eckert.

The successful Kickstarter hardcover, featuring 160 pages of content, is coming to a comic book shelf near you on September 26th, 2018. Pre-order Nutmeg with the Diamond item code JUL181436.

Preview: Black Betty Volume 1

BLACK BETTY VOLUME 1

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Michela Da Sacco
Colorist(s): Rosa “Rosakaz” Rantila
Cover Artist(s): Michela Da Sacco
128 pgs./ M / FC
$14.99

Meet the newest member of the Zombie Tramp universe, from the creative team that brought you the Puppet Master comic series!

Black Betty has made a living killing the unkillable. She has taken down monsters of every shape and size with a style all her own. But when a man’s daughter is kidnapped by a local legend, Betty steps in to save her… for a price!

If you need it dead (and you’ve got the cash!), Betty’s your girl!

Collects Black Betty #1-4.

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