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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Scout's Honor #1

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) 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 week.

Crossover #3 (Image Comics) – The series has been fun so far mixing solid action and mystery with a love letter to comics as a whole. Part of the fun is playing “spot the character” with each issue. An enjoyable comic on multiple levels, this is one to snag and catch up on if you haven’t been reading it.

DC’s Future State (DC Comics) -Dark Knights: Death Metal is over and now we get “what if” and possible futures for the next two months. The first round is out this week and what we’ve read, we’ve really enjoyed. You can get Future State: Harley Quinn #1, Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1, Future State: Swamp Thing #1, Future State: The Flash #1, Future State: The Next Batman #1, and Future State: Wonder Woman #1.

Eternals #1 (Marvel) – The first issue is amazing bringing the Kirby creations back into comics ahead of their film. Check out our review and then make sure to get this debut!

The Last Witch #1 (BOOM! Studios) – It’s the one time of the year when the witch known as Cailleach hunts the children of the village – so Saoirse, a brave and reckless young girl, decides this is the perfect opportunity to defy her father and discover the secrets of the witch’s tower! A new series about witches and magical powers. The art looks great and the concept really fun. It looks like a great start to a new magical fantasy series.

Scout’s Honor #1 (AfterShock) – It’s years after a nuclear apocalypse and a new society has risen based on the teachings of an old Ranger Scout manual. It’s a fantastic start with lots of twists and turns.

Star Wars: High Republic #1 (Marvel) – A new era of Star Wars kicks off here as we travel to a galaxy even further away. With a fairly blank slate to work with, we’re excited to see where all of this goes.

The Walking Dead Deluxe #6 (Image Comics/Skybound) – The series has been interesting to revisit and re-read during COVID. There’s definitely a different layer to it now. Add in the bonus material and each issue is definitely something to get to experience the series again or for the first time.

The Wrong Earth: Night and Day #1 (AHOY Comics) – The alternate-earth versions of the same masked crimefighter meet! Will they team-up or fight? The previous volumes have been great and we’re excited to check out the latest series.

Review: Sympathy For No Devils #3

The world’s largest Colossal has been murdered and Winston Wallis-the last human in a world of monsters-has been called in to solve it.

Sympathy For No Devils #3 pivots a bit focusing more on the crime and the traditional corrupt cop/noir genre than the world building.

Story: Brandon Thomas
Art: Lee Ferguson
Color: Jose Villarrubia
Letterer: Simon Bowland

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Kaiju Score #2

Kaiju Score #2

Kaiju Score takes the typical heist story and gives it a twist with kaiju being the real obstacle to success. Kaiju Score #1 did a solid job of setting up the crime, the characters, and the stakes. Kaiju Score #2 twists things a bit by throwing in obstacles many of which are unexpected and all add to the over-the-top nature of the concept.

Written by James Patrick, the second goes as expected but does so in unexpected ways. There’s some solid work done in the storytelling aspect that adds details that makes things a bit more “believable”. Our team of thieves has to prepare for their score and wait for the perfect time to do their thing. By adding the fact that they had to wait and there were false starts makes things a bit easier to accept and swallow as a concept. That sort of detail grounds the story in some ways.

Patrick has foreshadowed the series pretty clearly. This is a heist that’s going to go off the rails and we as readers are supposed to just enjoy the disaster of a ride. Each character has a fault and each can bring it all to an end. The question is, which one will be the cause of things going wrong and how? It’s all not an if but a when.

Kaiju Score #2 delivers some of that as things quickly begin to go wrong and it’s far more than just one thing. Patrick takes our expectations and the obvious and twists it a bunch delivering obstacles we didn’t expect. There’s a bit of a feint to it all and it works really well.

Everything looks slick and cool due to the art of Rem Broo who’s joined by Dave Sharpe. The art style is distinct and unique. It gives Kaiju Score #2 an interesting look that plays off the pulp heist aspect of it all. The characters look good, the action is solid, and even the team waiting around is interesting. There’s small details that add to the experience and punctuate the laughs. I’m note sure the series would work as well with a different art style, this is one that just works and works really well with the tone of it all.

Kaiju Score #2 takes us in an expected direction but does it in a way that’s not expected at all. We know things are going to go wrong. The issue delivers that relatively quickly and then piles onto it all and does so in a direction that’s not what was set up. It’s a fun second issue that keeps the reader on their toes awaiting the next trap to go off and up the difficulty level of the heist.

Story: James Patrick Art: Rem Broo Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Story: 8.1 Art: 8.1 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

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Exclusive Preview: Miskatonic #3

MISKATONIC #3

Writer: Mark Sable 
Artist: Giorgio Pontrelli 
Colorist: Pippa Bowland 
Letterer: Thomas Mauer 
Main Cover: Jeremy Haun w/ Nick Filardi
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 1.20.21

Skeptical Bureau of Investigation Agent Miranda Keller and true-believer detective Tom Malone are tasked by J. Edgar Hoover to investigate a series of bombings in 1920s New England.

Traveling to the Arkham Asylum, the investigators discover their suspects aren’t just insane, but also undead. Who could be re-animating them?

MISKATONIC #3

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Avengers #40

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) 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 week.

Avengers #40 (Marvel) – “Enter the Phoenix” begins as the cosmic force returns to Earth looking for a new host.

Bad Reception (AfterShock) – If you missed the individual issues of this slasher horror comic, now’s your chance to see what you missed.

Batman Annual #5 (DC Comics) – Clownhunter gets the spotlight in this issue where we learn more about the intriguing character.

Dark Nights: Death Metal The Last 52: War of the Multiverses #1 (DC Comics) – The event wraps up next week but we’re getting one final spin-off one-shot before the big finale.

Ghost Rider: Return of Vengeance #1 (Marvel) – The rather interesting Ghost Rider gets the focus in the next chapter in that pocket of the Marvel universe.

Kaiju Score #2 (AfterShock) – A robbery under the cover of a kaiju attack is a nice twist on the genre. The first issue had a lot of personality and details that stood out and where this all goes should be a lot of fun.

Nailbiter Returns #8 (Image Comics) – The horror series wraps up the year and it’s been a great addition and return. It’s proof not all horror sequels have to stink.

Power Pack #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was a fun return of the team of kids. The tie-in to “Outlawed” also has worked out well so far. There’s a nice mix of event and standing on its own and it has us wanting an ongoing series.

Transformers: Escape #1 (IDW Publishing) – A new limited series that spins out of “World War”. With war raging, the Ark program is reactivated to get those caught in the crossfire off the planet.

Preview: Sympathy For No Devils #3

SYMPATHY FOR NO DEVILS #3

Writer: Brandon Thomas 
Artist: Lee Ferguson 
Colorist: Jose Villarrubia 
Letterer: Simon Bowland 
Cover: Lee Ferguson w/ Jose Villarrubia
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale December 30th

Winston Wallis – the last human in a world of monsters – has an uncanny amount of good luck. Elbow-deep in his newest investigation, Win stirs up a hornet’s nest of conspiracy. Will his luck finally run out?

SYMPATHY FOR NO DEVILS #3

Review: Miles to Go #3

Miles to Go #3 shakes things up a bit with an almost standalone issue focused on Moses and his past. An interesting shift of focus for the series that adds a lot of depth to the character.

Story: B. Clay Moore
Art: Stephen Molnar
Color: Stephen Molnar
Color assists: Nova Lee-Fortier
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Zeus Comics

AfterShock provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Today’s New Digital Releases Features Over 150 New Comics From Marvel, Vault, AfterShock, BOOM!, IDW, Image, and More!

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MMA, Alien, Future State, and Superman, Phillip Kennedy Johnson Talks about his Busy 2021 in Comics

Coming off of his well reviewed indie graphic novel Kill a Man (with Steve Orlando, Al Morgan, and Jim Campbell), Johnson sets his sites on two hot properties… one at Marvel and one at DC!

Joined by artist Salvador Larroca, Phillip launches the Alien franchise at Marvel with Alien #1 in March 2021!

In January, Johnson takes us to the future as part of DC’s Future State! He gives us a glimpse of what might be with Future State: House of El, by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Scott Godlewski and Superman: Worlds of War, by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Mikel Janín.

In March we get the first tease of his recently announced take on Superman in Infinite Frontier #0 with artist Jamal Igle.

Then in March Johnson takes over Superman with artist Phil Hester and Action Comics with Eric Gapstur and is then joined in the coming months by Scott Godlewski (on Superman) and Daniel Sampere (on Action Comics) before reuniting with Future State: Superman: Worlds of War co-creator Mikel Janín on a special project that hasn’t been announced!

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