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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMSWednesdays 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.

Brett

Top Pick: Past Aways #1 (Dark Horse) – Matt Kindt is one of the best writers out there, constantly delivering with stories that pay off multiple times during their runs. His latest series has a time traveling twist seeing a group get stranded in the distant past…. 2015!

D4VE #2 (IDW Publishing) – Take the movie Falling Down and mix it with The Office or Office Space, and you get this series which sees a former war hero deal with his dull desk job life.

Jem and the Holograms #1 (IDW Publishing) – Jem goes from cartoon to comics in this brand new series just in time for its 30th anniversary. The first issue is beyond fantastic, giving a story that’ll appeal to old fans and new readers. Expect Jem to be a big thing again.

Skullkickers #31 (Image Comics) – Jim Zub’s off the rails fantasy series is always entertaining. Its been a bit since the last issue, but this one starts a whole new arc that’s a good starting point for readers. Even if you’ve never picked up an issue before, you’ll be entertained.

We Can Never Go Home #1 (Black Mask Studios) – The series sees two rather odd high school students team up after they find out about each others powers. There’s clearly more to the story, and I have my suspicions, but the first issue is gripping, and very entertaining.

Edward

Top Pick: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #1 (Marvel/Disney) – Disney tries to adapt its rides to other media, and it worked really well with Pirates of the Caribbean. It will be interesting to see if this works.

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents the Little Mermaid #2 (Zenescope) – The first issue was a combination of mermaids and science fiction, which is a pretty interesting mix.

Jem and the Holograms #1 (IDW Publishing) –  This relaunch issue looks like a lot of fun, where 1980s big hair meets modern young woman.

Morning Glories #44 (Image Comics) – The mini story arc within the larger story arc within the larger story is getting closer to resolution as Casey gets closer to winning her seat as class president.

Suicide Risk #23 (BOOM! Studios) – Every issue of this series seems as though it finds a new way to surprise, and almost every one of them seems to be better than the last.

Elana

Top Pick: Jem and the Holograms #1 (IDW Publishing) – We had writer Kelly Thompson on the podcast last night  and we couldn’t stop gushing. This is a fun and compelling first issue. The new origin story is emotionally resonant and is an approachable and relevant comic to share with older kids. Also, I noticed that when I posted about it on Facebook I had friends coming out of the woodwork to talk about how much they loved the show back in the day. This is a great comic to share with your friends who grew up with the show and maybe don’t read comics on their own. The art by Sophie Campbell, (who just came out as trans!) is lovely, fun and inclusive. Every comic should aspire to the body diversity reflected in this book. And the colors make it a good inclusion in any Easter baskets you might be making.

All-New X-Factor TP Vol. 3 AXIS (Marvel) – I really enjoyed the series and was sorry to see it cancelled. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go out and buy the trade. I actually think this book will be even better in trade. The stylish art is first rate with an angular style that reminds me of fashion illustration. It’s refreshingly female-gaze-y. Peter David’s characterizations are perfect and charming as ever. He writes Quicksilver better then any other writer EVER. He has the best feel for all of the characters. So if you are a fan of anyone on the team (Gambit, Polaris, Danger, Warlock, Doug Ramsey) you absolutely need this book.

Elektra #11 (Marvel) – I’m one of this book’s biggest proponents. It didn’t seem to find its audience. But if you like scary comics that still feel like a superhero book then you need to read this. The painted art is striking new ground and looks very adult. If you enjoy the character Elektra at all then you need to be reading this before it gets canceled. Kind of feels like the classic Daredevil “Fall from Grace” TP.

Gotham Academy #6 (DC Comics) – Speaking of cliffhangers, I am more intrigued by this series than ever. It is easy to fall in love with the emotionally real yet adorable teen characters and the charming and unique art. It’s still Hogwarts in Gotham and approachable as heck.

The Wicked + The Divine #9 (Image Comics) – This may be my favorite current comic series. The mystery our heroine is trying to solve continues but last issue ended on an intriguing personal cliffhanger for her. Our protagonist, Laura is about to have one of her personal desires fulfilled. But how is it really going to work out for her!? <commence excited bouncing, squealing, and clapping of hands>

Graphic Policy Radio, LIVE This Monday

GP Radio pic MondayThis Monday Graphic Policy Radio returns! The show airs LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

On this episode:

  • We discuss the finale of All-New X-Factor. Issue #20 wraps up Peter David’s latest run of Marvel’s X-Factor. We discuss the series and those revelations at the end.
  • This summer Marvel’s universes smash together creating an All-New Marvel with Secret Wars. We chat what this means for the 616, Ultimate Universe, as well as the return of Marvel Zombies, Age of Ultron, Future Imperfect, World War Hulk and more.
  • DC Comics brings back the old and mixes it with the new when Convergence comes out for two months. We discuss what this all means for the DC Universe and what to expect after.

We’ll be discussing all of that and more! We also want to hear what you think. Call us at (619) 768-2952 and let us know your thoughts, or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

Graphic Policy Radio, Live Tonight at 10pm ET.

GP Radio pic MondayIt’s Monday night which means a new episode of Graphic Policy Radio! This is the show that mixes comics, geekdom, and politics. The show airs LIVE tonight at 10pm ET.

This week we mix some comic discussion with that of conventions. On this episode:

  • We chat about Marvel and Peter David‘s All-New X-Factor.
  • This past weekend was Otakon. The convention covers manga, anime, and cosplay and attracts over 100,000 individuals to Baltimore, MD, for the weekend. We talk about the convention and some of the interesting observations from it.

We’re talking those two things and more! You can listen in live, but also join in the conversation by calling us at (619) 768-2952, or Tweeting us your thoughts, @graphicpolicy.

You can listen in live to the show tonight at 10pm.

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It was new comic book yesterday! What’d everyone get?

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Kotaku – I’d Take This Fan Animation Over Transformers 4 Any Day – Hells yes.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Action Comics #33

The Fandom Post – Afterlife With Archie Vol. 1: Escape From Riverdale

Comic Vine – All-New X-Factor #10

Comic Vine – Big Trouble in Little China #2

Comic Vine – Black Widow #8

Comic Vine – Deadpool Vs. X-Force #1

Comic Vine – Earth 2 #25

Nerdly – Extinction Parade Vol. 1

Comic Vine – Green Arrow #33

Comic Vine – Injustice: Year Two #13

The Beat – Legendary Star Lord #1

Comic Vine – Magneto #6

Comic Vine – Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #3

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #5

Comic Vine – Nailbiter #3

Comic Vine – New Warriors #7

Comic Vine – Original Sin #5

The Beat – Original Sin #5

Comic Vine – The Punisher #8

The Beat – Rocket Raccoon #1

Talking Comics – Rocket Raccoon #1

Comic Vine – Superman Unchained #7

Talking Comics – Thor: God of Thunder #24

Comic Vine – Thor: God of Thunder #24

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone get? Any comics that stood out for you?

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Kotaku – Tilt? The Walking Dead Pinball Will Remember That. – I love pinball!

iO9 – Why The Bechdel Test Is More Important Than You Realize – An interesting read.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Action Comics #32

Comic Vine – All-New X-Factor #9

CBR – Batman Eternal #9

Comic Vine – Batman Eternal #9

Comic Vine – Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet #1

Comic Vine – Big Trouble in Little China #1

Comic Vine – Black Widow #7

Comic Vine – Cyclops #2

Comic Vine – Five Weapons #9

Comic Vine – Green Arrow #32

Comic Vine – Green Lantern #32

Comic Vine – Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #3

Comic Vine – Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #2

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #4

Comic Vine – Nailbiter #2

CBR – Original Sin #3

Comic Vine – Original Sin #3

Comic Vine – The Punisher #6

Talking Comics – Rai #2

Comic Vine – Rai #2

Comic Vine – The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #12

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #34

Comic Vine – The Wake #9

Around the Tubes

I was up late watching X-Men: Days of Future Past! Expect a review today.

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The Beat – And by the way, DC Entertainment is hiring in publicity, develoment, online, etc etc – Some jobs folks!

 

Goyer She-Hulk Gate

The  Mary Sue – She-Hulk Co-Creator Stan Lee Reacts to David Goyer’s “Porn Star” Statements

The Washington Post – She-Hulk is a feminist hero, not a male fantasy

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – All-New X-Factor #8

Comic Vine – American Vampire: Second Cycle #3

Collected Editions – Black Canary/Zatanna: Bloodspell

Comic Vine – The Bunker #4

The Bibliomaniac – Confessions of a Blabbermouth

Comic Vine – Deadpool Annual #2

Comic Vine – Elektra #2

Talking Comics – Forever Evil #7

Comic Vine – Magneto #4

CBR – MPH #1

Comic Vine – Thor: God of Thunder #22

Comic Vine – Unity #7

 

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday with quite a few debuts including Marvel and DC’s next big events. What did you get and enjoy?

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Boing Boing – Molly Crabapple paintings in Pen charity action – Give people!

CBLDF – IRONY ALERT: Would-be Censor Arrested at School Board Meeting, Claims Violation of His First Amendment Rights – Ha!

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – All-New X-Factor #7

Comic Vine – The Amazing Spider-Man #1.1

Comic Vine – Batman Eternal #5

Comic Vine – Black Widow #6

Comic Vine – Cyclops #1

Comic Vine – Deadpool vs. Carnage #3

Comic Vine – Green Arrow #31

Comic Vine – Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #2

The Nerdy Girlie – Ley Lines Volume 1

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #3

Comic Vine – Nailbiter #1

Comic Vine – New Warriors #4

Comic Vine – The New 52: Futures End #1

Comic Vine – The Punisher #5

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! What’s everyone have planned?

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Michigan Live – Legendary comic artist Art Spiegelman to speak at EMU – Very cool.

The Mary Sue – Best of Hail HYDRA: The New Marvel Meme Sweeping The Internet – Awesome.

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – All-New Doop #1

Comic Vine – All-New X-Factor #6

Comic Vine – East of West #11

Comic Vine – Flash Gordon #1

CBR – Invincible #110

Talking Comics – Nightcrawler #1

Around the Tubes

The weekend is here! What’s everyone doing?

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Bleeding Cool – Blackout Is Coming To Agents Of SHIELD, Played By Patrick Brennan – Interesting.

Spinoff Online – CinemaCon 2014 | ‘X-Men’ Excites But ‘The Secret Service’ Steals Fox’s Show  – Also interesting.

GamePolitics – UK Copyright Law Will Allow CD and DVD Ripping This Summer – Very nice.
Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – All-New X-Factor #5

Talking Comics – Guardians of the Galaxy #13

IGN – Noah

CBR – Superior Spider-Man #30

CBR – The Wake #7

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get at their store? If you haven’t gone, what are you planning on getting?

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ICv2 – Soda Pop Minis and CoolMiniOrNot End Publishing Deal – Interesting….

CBR – “Amazing Spider-Man 2” Sets Up Sinister Six, Says Sony Exec – Not sure what I think about the SPOILER

Bleeding Cool – DC Comics To Survey Its Freelancers About Their Concerns – Hopefully it goes better than their other surveys.

CBR – “Sons of Anarchy” EP Joins “Walking Dead” Spinoff – Hmmm.

ICv2 – Over 1300 at GAMA Trade Show – Very cool.

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – All-New Ghost Rider #1

Comic Vine – All-New X-Factor #5

Comic Vine – All-Star Western #29

The Fandom Post – Buffy Season 8 Library Edition Vol. 3

Comic Vine – The Bunker #2

Comic Vine – Dead Body Road #4

Comic Vine – Deadpool #26

Comic Vine – Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #6

Comic Vine – Guardians of the Galaxy #13

Comic Vine – Iron Patriot #1

Talking Comics – Iron Patriot #1

Comic Vine – Larfleeze #9

Comic Vine – Origin II #4

Comic Vine – Red Lanterns #29

Comic Vine – The Sandman: Overture #2

Comic Vine – Silver Surfer #1

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man #30

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #11

Comic Vine – Survive #1

Comic Vine – Uncanny Avengers #18

Comic Vine – The Wake #7

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