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Preview: Force #2

FORCE #2

Writer(s): Shawn Pryor, B. Alex Thompson
Artist Name(s): Jay Reed
Cover Artist(s): David Nakayama
32 pgs./ T / FC
$3.99

Testosterone levels run high during Supreme Bowl XXVII as Terrance Wright and the Boxers try to gain ground on the Skyhawks. Will Terrance’s body breakdown before halftime? Why is there beef between Terrance and Skyhawks QB Brent Tettleton? Can Cassie Knox get new investors for the Boxers franchise without the owner present? The battle on and off the field continues in FORCE! Cover by artist David Nakayama (Rocket Raccoon, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool).

Preview: Toyetica Volume 1

TOYETICA VOLUME 1

Writer(s): Marty LeGrow
Artist Name(s): Marty LeGrow
Cover Artist(s): Marty LeGrow
128 pgs./ E / FC
$14.99

In a world where the hottest kid’s toys are based on real people, a ragtag class of students must prove they’re the best toys for the job, competing against friends and enemies at Dollington Academy to achieve action figure fame…all while being just 6 inches tall.

When a new student named Minky arrives at Dollington Academy, Trixie Tangle is determined to make her feel welcome. But when Minky turns out to be a mermaid, Trixie’s not so sure she can help this fish out of water feel at home on land.

Action Lab Entertainment’s Releases in February 2018

ACTIONVERSE #6 FEATURING STRAY

Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Ares Taveras, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Cover Artist(s): Mitch Ballard, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Orderable Variant Cover by: Sean Gregory Miller/Wilson Ramos (B)

When an online journalist discovers a secret conspiracy, who does he run to for protection from two of the deadliest assassins in the world? Uh oh…he went to Stray. Nice knowing you, bud! Cover by Mitch Ballard! Retailer incentive cover by Sean Gregory Miller (Kid Sherlock)!

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODES
DEC170980 – ACTIONVERSE ONGOING #6 STRAY CVR A BALLARD RAMOS JR
DEC170981 – ACTIONVERSE ONGOING #6 STRAY CVR B MILLER & RAMOS JR

ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE SORCERER POPE #1

Writer(s): Steve Bryant
Artist Name(s): Ismael Canales (art), Emily Elmer (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Steve Bryant (Cover A), Steve Bryant retro variant (Cover B), Tom Fowler (Cover C)

Kicking off the ongoing adventures of comics’ favorite pulp heroine! Athena races against the Nazis to find an artifact once possessed by Pope Sylvester II, but the allies helping her have their own agendas. Loyalties will be tested. With absolute power up for grabs, who can you trust?

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODES
DEC170982 – ATHENA VOLTAIRE 2018 ONGOING #1 CVR A BRYANT
DEC170983 – ATHENA VOLTAIRE 2018 ONGOING #1 CVR B BRYANT RETRO
DEC170984 – ATHENA VOLTAIRE 2018 ONGOING #1 CVR C FOWLER

FORCE VOLUME 1: The Wright Time

Writer(s): Shawn Pryor, B. Alex Thompson
Artist Name(s): Jay Reed
Cover Artist(s): Jay Reed

Quarterback Terrance Wright is about to play in the biggest game of his life, Supreme Bowl XXVII. However, events leading up to the game could alter his fate. Will Terrance’s health, finances, his scheming agent, a beloved rookie backup quarterback, and his personal relationship with the franchise operations manager take him to his breaking point before the game begins?

Sometimes the battle off the field can be as tough as the battle on it. Welcome to the world of F.O.R.C.E. (Football Operations Rated Championship Elite), collecting issues 1-3 of the breakout sports drama.

96 pgs./ T / FC $9.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
DEC170985 – FORCE TP VOL 01 WRIGHT TIME

HERO CATS #21

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer & Keek Stewart
Artist Name(s): Andy Duggan
Cover: Anna Puttkammer
Inks: Andy Duggan
Colors: Meg Daunting, Daniel Hooker

Season Finale! “Warm Hearts on a Cold Day.” In the end, will love conquer all? Find out as the Hero Cats go on one last adventure before taking a well deserved cat nap (but they’ll be back). Ace, Cassie, Belle, Midnight, Rocket and Rocco bring it all home!

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99
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DEC170986 – HERO CATS #21

JUPITER JET #3

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Lineart), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors) Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Cover A)

Praetor Pluto has found the Flying Girl. Will the new upgrades to Jupiter Jet’s jetpack allow her to escape? Danger! Family! And Cats! This issue has it all. Plus, part three of The Origin of The Jetpack backup with art by Jorge Corona (The Flash and We Are Robin).

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99
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DEC170987 – JUPITER JET #3

MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR #7

Created by: Thomas Astruc
Written by: Thomas Astruc, Mélanie Duval, Fred Lenoir, Bryan Seaton & Sébastien Thibaudeau
Artist Name(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Brian Hess
Letters by: Justin Birch
Edited by: Nicole D’Andria and Bryan Seaton

Marinette and Adrien continue crime fighting and hiding their secret identities as Ladybug and Cat Noir. Up against akumatized villains created by the villainous Hawk Moth, will these two superheroes finally meet their match or save Paris yet again? Find out in their latest miraculous adventure!

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99
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DEC170990 – MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES LADYBUG CAT NOIR #7

MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR: DE-EVILIZE

Writer(s): Zag Entertainment
Artist Name(s): Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist(s): Zag Entertainment
Arranged and Adapted by: Cheryl Black and Nicole D’Andria

Ladybug and Cat Noir take on more of Hawk Moth’s akumatized villains. Marinette’s great-uncle Wang Cheng, a famous chef, becomes Kung Food. Taste his soup and you’re under his control. Her classmate Max gets turned into Gamer after losing a video game tournament. He creates a giant robot that threatens to destroy all of Paris. Her other quiet classmate, Juleka, transforms into Reflekta. She is able to turn people into a reflection of herself. Will Paris’s greatest superheroes be able to take down Kung Food, Gamer and Refleka in this action-packed volume?

SPOTS ON, CLAWS OUT!

Collects MIRACULOUS #19-21.

192 pgs./ A / FC $9.99
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DEC170991 – MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR DE EVILIZE

MIRACULOUS: PUPPETEER

Writer(s): Zag Entertainment
Artist Name(s): Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist(s): Zag Entertainment
Arranged and Adapted by: Cheryl Black and Nicole D’Andria

Marinette is looking after Manon one again. She made her dolls that look like Ladybug, Cat Noir and some famous villains!! Because of a misunderstanding, Manon, falsely accused of stealing a doll, gets akumatized. She turns into the Puppeteer. She wants all Marinette’s dolls in order to control them. If she manages to take hold of the Ladybug and Cat Noir dolls, she will control them, she will be able to give Hawk Moth their Miraculous…and Paris will be in danger for good.

64 pgs./ A / FC $4.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODES
DEC170988 – MIRACULOUS #22 PUPPETEER CVR A
DEC170989 – MIRACULOUS #22 PUPPETEER CVR B

NUTMEG VOLUME 4

Writer(s): James F. Wright
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts (art, colors), Josh Eckert (colors, lettering)
Cover Artist(s): Jackie Crofts

Vol. 4 “Late Winter: Coven Cleaner” collects issues 10-12 of Nutmeg. After winter break, Poppy and Cassia’s bond is broken, perhaps irrevocably. But from the ashes, an alliance forms between a pair of one-time rivals. Can they restore the Patty Cakes brownie empire, or will they tear each other to pieces in the process? In the midst of winter, Vista Vale is heating up.

96 pgs./ A / FC $11.99
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DEC170992 – NUTMEG TP VOL 04 LATE WINTER COVEN CLEANER

PRINCELESS BOOK 3: THE PIRATE PRINCESS DELUXE HARDCOVER

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Ro Stein, Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s): Ro Stein, Ted Brandt

Read the volume of Princeless that launched the critically acclaimed spinoff, Raven: The Pirate Princess, now in deluxe format with never before seen behind the scenes special features.

Adrienne and Bedelia have been on a quest to save Adrienne’s sisters, but when they stumbles upon an unknown princess trapped in a tower, they decide they can’t just leave her locked up. But they’re about to find off they’ve bit of more than they can chew when they rescue Raven Xingtao, the daughter of the pirate king. Adrienne has met her match and if she’s not careful, Raven may steal the dragon right out from under her.

168 pgs./ A / FC $19.99
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DEC170993 – PRINCELESS DLX HC VOL 03

PRINCELESS: RAVEN THE PIRATE PRINCESS BOOK 4: TWO SHIPS IN THE NIGHT

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Xenia Pamfil and Christine Hipp
Cover Artist(s): Xenia Pamfil

Year 2 of Raven’s quest for Love and Revenge begins! With the whole crew back together in one piece, it’s time for a celebration. But some of the crew have ulterior motives for this party and they’ll take a romantic twist! What no one expects is the party to be cut short by an attack that will tear some relationships apart, push others closer together, and leave our crew one lady short.

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99
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DEC170994 – PRINCELESS RAVEN PIRATE PRINCESS TP VOL 04 TWO SHIPS IN NIGH

PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS YEAR 2 #5

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Christine Hipp (art), Xenia Pamfil (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Christine Hipp (art), Xenia Pamfil (colors)

It’s been a month since the devastating attack on the ship and Raven and her crew are finally back on course. Some wounds are healing, but some are a little deeper. Now that everyone is beginning to come to terms with the loss of Sunshine, Ximena is wondering if it’s finally okay to make her move on Raven. Somebody will end up kissing by the end of the night, but it’s not who you think. And, hey, what ever did happen to Sunshine?

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99
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DEC170995 – PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2 #5 LOVE AND REVENGE

TOYETICA #6

Writer(s): Marty LeGrow
Artist Name(s): Marty LeGrow
Cover Artist(s): Marty LeGrow

Despite making new friends, Minky’s still feeling out of her element on land. And not even a trip to the local hotspot Giant Gems can cheer her up! Determined to make it up to her, Trixie hatches a secret plan with help from the other students…

32 pgs./ E / FC 3.99

Preview: Miraculous: Guitar Villain

MIRACULOUS: GUITAR VILLAIN

Writer(s): Zag Entertainment
Artist Name(s): Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist(s): Zag Entertainment
Arranged and Adapted by: Cheryl Black and Nicole D’Andria
64 pgs./ E / FC
$4.99

Jagged Stone can no longer tolerate the provocations of an arrogant young singer called Mr. XY. Akumatized by Hawk Moth, Jagged becomes Guitar Villain, the most rock’n’roll… and loudest super-villian in history. Ladybug and Cat Noir, both fans of Jagged, will have to go with the rhythm to save Mr. XY from Guitar Villain’s very special punishment… Let’s Rock!

Preview: Actionverse #4 Featuring Stray

ACTIONVERSE #4 FEATURING STRAY

Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Ares Taveras, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Cover Artist(s): Sean Izaakse, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Orderable Variant Cover by: Miguel Angel Ruiz/Wilson Ramos (B)
32 pgs./ T / FC
$3.99

The past is prologue. Stray’s greatest challenge lies in the present. Who are the Intolerance? With New York City at a tipping point, Stray is going to need some help…guest starring MIDNIGHT TIGER! Also: A new back-up story by Jay Piscopo! Retailer incentive cover by Miguel Angel Ruiz!

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 are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Alex

Top Pick: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 (DC Comics/IDW Publishing) – I thoroughly enjoyed the first miniseries featuring these two properties, and while I half expect this to be nothing more than a shameless cash grab I’m oddly excited to see the Dark Knight cross paths with the Turtles again. I would say you don’t see that happen often, but that’s not necessarily the case anymore – and I’m quite happy about that.

Green Arrow #35 (DC Comics) – One of the sleeper hits for me is Green Arrows ongoing series. The art is whimsical and sweepingly beautiful, and the story about one man fighting a giant corporate conspiracy theory is far stronger than it seemed at first. Definitely one to keep on your radar.

Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special #1 (Valiant) – Marguerite Sauvage pulls double duty on this one, and I’m curious as to what she’ll offer – as long as it’s fun (and looks as awesome as she’s proven her self capable of drawing) then I’ll be happy.

 

Jen

Top Pick: Jupiter Jet #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) – The debut issue of this teenaged Robin Hood story with a science fiction twist grabbed my attention immediately. The art, vaguely reminiscent of Squirrel Girl (probably not a mistake), makes early promises of a book with lighthearted romps plastered from cover to cover.

Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #3 (DC Comics/Archie Comics) –  I am going to be honest–I didn’t know this title was out already. Time to catch up. Girl power is promised in BUNDLES in a book featuring four iconic women from comics, and the mashup of Good vs. Bad (can we definitively call Harley/Ivy evil?) should be a great time.

Jem and the Holograms Dimensions #1 (IDW Publishing) – More girl power. Step one: put a cat on the cover. Step two, promise some light-hearted hijinx featuring girls from both sides of the tracks (I’m sensing a theme this week…). Step three: throw in a good old-fashioned game of Dungeons and Dragons. What could possibly go wrong?

I Hate Fairyland Deluxe HC Vol. 1 (Image Comics) – A 36 year old woman trapped in a 6 year old’s body isn’t even close to the most grotesque thing going on in Skottie Young’s modern masterpiece. Young’s delightfully vulgar sense of humor truly shines in his first Image title. The Deluxe collection promises plenty of extras which will likely ooze with….something nasty.

Archie #26 (Archie Comics) – What can I say, I’ve been a sucker for the redhead and his bumbling misadventures since I was a kid. Old habits, and all that. But the All-new Archie has taken us some places we’ve never been before, and I for one can’t wait to see where we go next.

 

Shay

Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #3 (DC Comics) – Do I really need a reason? It’s like my childhood met my teen hood in a bar and I’m here for it. This might be one of the few times where crossing the streams is a good thing.

Throwaways #10 (Image Comics) – Dean and Abby are still trying to get to the bottom of the conspiracy theory that is their life while dealing with the latest hinderences , like being separated by guards, as the hunt for the truth. The series is hit or miss but, they seem to be getting their bearings so either way this will be interesting.

Hawkeye #13 (Marvel) – Clint and Kate in LA on a case. There will be humor, there will be blood, there will be awesome , in the start of what looks like a killer story arc.

 

Brett

Top Pick: A Small Revolution (Soaring Penguin Press) – A revolution in a small country seen through the yes of an innocent child. If there’s ever been a comic more geared towards me, I don’t know what it is. The concept sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read it.

Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue was a perfect balance of action, characterization, and social justice. Hope this issue continues that trend.

Captain America #696 (Marvel) – The first issue was good (not great) but Mark Waid and Chris Samnee seem to be exploring what it means to be Captain America. What they have to say should be interesting and both know the character well, so this should be an interesting read no matter what.

The Consultant #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – When superheroes screw up, this is the guy who cleans up the mess. I’ve read the first issue and while there’s some slight issues with characters standing out in design, the story is fantastic and exactly what I hoped for.

Winter War (Caliber Entertainment) – The story of the 100-day war of Finland versus the Soviet Union at the dawk of World War II. Sounds really interesting.

Preview: Princeless: Raven, The Pirate Princess Year 2 #2

PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS YEAR 2 #2

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Xenia Pamfil
Cover Artist(s): Xenia Pamfil (Cover A), Sorah Suhng & Kate Flash (Cover B)
32 pgs./ A / FC
$3.99

What happened at the end of the last issue? Find out now as the whole ship is turned upside down, some of the crew is lost to the water, and the rest of the crew are under attack from the violent forces of Raven’s brothers. Can we save those who are lost and, once this fight is over, will it even matter?

Preview: Jupiter Jet #1

JUPITER JET #1

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Line art), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors), Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Covers A & B), Jonboy Meyers (Cover C)
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

SERIES LAUNCH! Sixteen-year-old Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson rides the sky on an experimental jetpack and she does what any other teenage girl would do. Steal from the rich and give to the poor! But, when she steals a mysterious object from the wrong people, can she survive the robots and ray guns they send after her?

Preview: Miraculous: Pixelator

MIRACULOUS: PIXELATOR

Writer(s): Zag Entertainment
Artist Name(s): Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist(s):  Zag Entertainment
Arranged and Adapted by: Cheryl Black and Nicole D’Andria
64 pgs./ E / FC
$4.99

Vincent is a fan of pop singer Jagged Stone and he dreams about getting a picture with his idol where they pose like two friends. But Vincent gets rejected by the star. Akumatized by Hawk Moth, he turns into Pixelator and is determined to do everything he can to capture the image of his idol for good!

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