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Preview: Killswitch #2


Writer(s): Jeffrey and Susan Bridges
Artist Name(s): Walter Geovani (Pencils, Inks), Brittany Peer (Colors), Simon Bowland (letters)
Cover Artist(s): Natasha Alterici
24 pgs./ M / FC

Marcella’s found more fight than she bargained for, as the Augurs hide in fear for their lives. They regroup and formulate a plan to escape the city and head for the comet’s exterior, while Jackson’s frustrations grow and Farrell goes to extreme lengths to bring the Augurs in.


Preview: Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla: Bundles of Joy Volume 4


Writer(s): John Reilly
Artist Name(s): Tom Rogers (pencils), Dexter Weeks (color, letters)
Cover Artist(s): Tom Rogers (pencils), Dexter Weeks (color)
80 pgs./ T / FC

Tesla learns more truths than he can bear while Sonia and Howard learn the hard way to be more careful with the Mythos. Aleister Crowley thinks long-term with his Scarlet Women’s plans as Hitler takes on more responsibility supporting the Awakening.


Preview: Banjax Season 1


Writer(s): Rylend Grant
Artist Name(s): Fábio Alves (Artist), Edson Ferreira (Colorist), HdE (Letterer)
Cover Artist(s): Fábio Alves (Artist), Edson Ferreira (Colorist)
160 pgs./ M / FC

A wholly original and delightfully twisted deconstruction of the superhero genre by Hollywood screenwriter/Aberrant-scribe Rylend Grant. A disgraced, terminally ill former superhero launches a violent and misguided Death Wish-like campaign to purge the city of supervillains before he dies. His former protégé – currently the public’s point-and-wink superhero ideal – is tasked with bringing him in. The Rub? He isn’t remotely up to it.


Preview: Voracious Volume 3: Appetite for Destruction


Writer(s): Markisan Naso
Artist Name(s): Jason Muhr
Cover Artist(s): Jason Muhr
152 pgs./ T+ / FC

Chef Nate Willner’s dinosaur hunts in an alternate dimension reignited his passion for cooking and turned his life around. But traveling through time and space for prehistoric meat has consequences he never imagined. He’s damaged the bloodlines of the Saurians – a race of evolved dinosaurs from another universe, fractured the trust of the people he cares for most, and unleashed a flesh-hungry monster on his hometown! With the help of Saurian Detective Gus Horncrasher, Nate and his friends must put aside their differences to save Blackfossil from being devoured, repair the damage to the timelines, and overcome the losses they’ve suffered in their lives.

VORACIOUS TPB VOL. 3: Appetite for Destruction collects issues #1-5 of the third book from the critically acclaimed series.


Review: Going to the Chapel #3

Going to the Chapel #3

Just when you think can’t get any crazier in this series, Going to the Chapel #3 ups the insanity. The wedding robbery turned hostage situation gets completely out of hand as shots are fired and the hostages decide they need to do something.

Writer David Pepose ups the madness. And that’s really the only way to describe the issue. When a comic involves a shotgunning toting grandmother and a person being upside the head with a fertility statue, madness is the only way to describe it. Frenetic madness.

And most importantly, it’s a hell of a lot of fun.

The kinetic insanity is drawn by Gavin Guidry with color by Liz Kramer and lettering by Ariana Maher. Everything is just so over the top in expression and delivery it’s hard to not have fun and just smile at the chaos.

Within the first few pages of Going to the Chapel #3, I was not just smiling in enjoyment but laughing out loud. The comic is pure craziness and fun from start to finish. Just when you can’t think Pepose can top himself, he does exactly that. The series keeps getting better with every issue and promises to deliver a bang of a finale.

Story: David Pepose Art: Gavin Guidry
Color: Liz Kramer Letterer: Ariana Maher
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy

Action Lab provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Action Lab’s All-Ages Blowout Sale on comiXology!

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Looking to get your child into reading or looking for yourself? These Action Lab Entertainment books are perfect for all-ages, and you can get them for half off until the end of November 30th. So don’t miss out on these stories, ranging from a princess who saves herself to a superpowered team of cats! There are over 300 items available, but we’ve highlighted a few below!

Single issues are just $0.99 while trades are $2.99.

Preview: Zombie Tramp #65

Zombie Tramp #65

Writer(s): Vince Hernandez
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni
Cover A – Marco Maccagni Regular Cover
Cover B – Marco Maccagni Risqué Variant (limited to 2500)
Cover C – Rod Espinosa variant (limited to 2000)
Cover D – Rod Espinosa risqué variant (limited to 2500)
Cover E – Marco Maccagni Amalgama Cat Fight variant (limited to 2000)
Cover F – Marco Maccagni Amalgama Cat Fight risqué variant (limited to 2500)
24 pgs./ M / FC

Angel finds herself in Rome, Italy, and smack dab at the center of a necromancer conspiracy that will change everything she thought she knew about religion! Also, she discovers that her powers are beginning to manifest in strange and exciting ways. And not only is her power set growing–so are her companions as a new cast of characters also emerge in this thrilling new story arc!

Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including the special Rod Espinosa and Amalgama Cat Fight variants!!!


Preview: Amalgama: Space Zombie #2


Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover A – Winston Young Regular Cover (unlimited)
Cover B – Winston Young Risqué Variant (limited to 2500)
Cover C – Mastajwood Variant (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Mastajwood Risqué Variant (limited to 2000)
Cover E – Bill McKay Variant (limited to 1500)
Cover F – Bill McKay Risqué Variant (limited to 2000)
24 pgs./ M / FC

Amalgama is a force of nature adrift in the cosmos… like a drop dead sexy apex predator in space. She’s a genetically engineered undead killing machine gone wild! The universe doesn’t stand a chance!!

Features 3 regular and risqué variants, from fan favorite series artists!!


Preview: Going to the Chapel #3


Written by David Pepose
Art by Gavin Guidry
Colors by Elizabeth Kramer
Lettering by Ariana Maher
Covers by Emily Pearson, Maan House, and Gavin Guidry
$3.99 | 22 pgs. | Action Lab: Danger Zone | T+ | On sale NOV. 6

The heist of the century continues in GOING TO THE CHAPEL #3! Locked in a stalemate with the police, an unexpected loss sends Emily and the Bad Elvis Gang spiraling into chaos — and unfortunately, Emily’s dysfunctional wedding party isn’t going to take this lying down. Can this bride pull off one last escape, or will her worst secrets be unveiled? Fans of Sex Criminals, Crowded, and The Fix should not miss Ringo Award-nominated writer David Pepose (Spencer & Locke) and superstar artist Gavin Guidry (The Death Defying)’s hilarious crime caper, available in comic shops and digital devices Wednesday, November 6!


Underrated: Comics Not In Diamond’s Top 100 For September ’19

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way. This week: Comics not in Diamond’s top 100 sellers for September 2019

This week we’re going to be looking at a list of comics that are all pretty good, but don’t get the attention that they deserve. Now I’m not even going to pretend to have a definitively exhaustive list of underrated comics here, because we’re hoping  that you decide to check at least one of these series out next time you’re looking for something new either online or at your LCS, and giving you a huge list to check out would be counter productive to that. Instead, you’ll find four to six comics that are worth your attention that failed to crack the top 100 in sales. The only hard stipulation for this week: not one of the comics made it into the top 400 (yeah, I went for books that hardly any of you have read for whatever reason) for this month’s comic sales, according to Comichron, which is why they’re Underrated.

Banjax #4 (Action Lab)
Sales Rank/Units Sold: 522/876
Why You Should Read It:
I said it last month, and I’ll say it again; selling less than a thousand copies is a criminal shame for this comic. Telling the story of a disgraced hero on a last quest to clear up crime in his city before his body succumbs to the cancer that resulted from the use of his powers, Banjax isn’t a comic with a happy ending, and writer Rylend Grant always seems to have another twisted angle on what could be a straight forward story to keep you guessing.

If you’re not going to read this in floppy format, at least check out the trade (assuming it gets one).

Outpost #13 (Image)
Sales Rank/Units Sold: 388/1,779
Why You Should Read It: 
It may be the penultimate issue, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth reading. Actually, what it means is that this is a great time for you to plan to pick up the collected editions in the near future.

Psi-Lords #4 (Valiant)
Sales Rank/Units Sold: 292/4,460
Why You Should Read It: 
An epic space romp featuring some utterly fantastic art, and a story that should be read multiple times, this issue is the end of the first arc (or at least where the first trade will end), and it is also a pretty solid jumping on place for yet another strong book from Valiant. .

The Crow Hack Slash #3 (IDW)
Sales Rank/Units Sold: 288/4,656
Why You Should Read It:
As a big fan of the Crow, I will always read anything Crow-related. Usually, I end up with a half decent read, but this crossover has been really enjoyable. I’ve never met Hack and Slash before, but after this story, I’m more than likely going to be reading more about them in the future.

Tommy Gun Wizards #2 (Dark Horse)
Sales Rank/Units Sold: 278/5,240
Why You Should Read It:
An interesting mix of genres, it’s exactly what you think it’s going to be. Urban fantasy based around the era of Al Capone (re-imagined as a bootleg magic operator verses alcohol). It’s something different, but incredibly good – and well worth your time and money.


Unless the comics industry ceases any and all publication look for a future installment of Underrated to cover more comics that aren’t cracking the top 100.

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