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Preview: Amazing Spider-Man #7

Amazing Spider-Man #7

(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Boomerang is, no joke, the worst roommate ever.
• Not only does he prove the phrase “three’s a crowd” but also, he somehow talks Spider-Man into going to the Bar With No Name…
• …putting Spidey in the crosshairs of dozens of super villains!

First Impressions Featuring: Gods, Bullets and Spiders

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s First Impressions where we take a look at a handful of comics in order to discern just how accessible they are for new readers, because every comic could be somebody’s first – and that’s the first question that’ll be answered with this feature. The second is whether youshould  start there because sometimes a book could be accessible to new readers but the quality could be less than average, and so each comic will receive a score out of ten based upon Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale.

Where possible we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in, assuming we’ve read any part of the story thus far. All comics were provided for review purposes unless otherwise noted.


Old Man Logan #47 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here? Kinda.
Recap, review: Even though the series is winding down, issues 46 and 47 provide as enjoyable read as Logan travels to Nova Scotia with Alpha Flight to combat a weird alien menace. It’s worth reading the two issues for that alone, but you can make do with starting here.
Rating: 8.8

Batman #54 (DC)
Can a new reader start here?
Recap, review:
At this point you should know Batman got ditched at the alter. This issue has Dick Grayson being there for Bruce, whether he’s wanted or not. And it’s one of the best things Tom King has ever written.

Pestilence: A Story Of Satan #4 (Afterhock)
Can a new reader start here? I wouldn’t.
Recap, review: An unfortunate case of a sequel miniseries not living up to the standards of the first, A Story Of Satan is a disjointed jumble of various elements that’ll make no sense to a new reader – and barely any to an existing reader.
Rating: 6.4

The Amazing Spider-Man #4 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here? 
Recap, review: 
Spider-Man and Peter Parker were separted  because of SCIENCE and, predictably it isn’t going well. The comic’s fun, though, and that’s what really matters.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #23 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here? Yes
Recap, review: 
Even though this is the third part in the current story, because Darth Vader has become so synonymous with science fiction and redemptive villainy, you know who he is. This issue we’re fortunate enough to jump into the story at what can be read as a new beginning which, in conjuction with the exposition from the Emperor, allows new readers, like myself, to enjoy the adventures of Darth Vader without skipping a beat.

The Dreaming #1 (DC/Vertigo)
Can a new reader start here? No
Recap, review: 
So here’s the thing. This is a well drawn comic, but as someone who has never really immersed themselves into the Sandman lore, it is nigh on impossible to penetrate this story in any meaningful way – which means my desire to return is pretty minimal.

Preview: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Garry Brown (CA) Aco
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $4.99


Years ago, Spider-Man came back from an alien world with a fantastic new costume – one he eventually learned was a living alien symbiote looking to bond with him permanently! But before he rejected the costume that went on to become VENOM, many a night the symbiote would creep onto Peter, and unbeknownst to its host, take them out into the night!

Now, for the first time, see just what the symbiote steered Peter into during these mysterious nighttime excursions! Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) weaves an ALL-NEW nightmare fairy tale, illustrated by the incomparable Garry Brown, in what is sure to be a dream book for any Spider-Man fan!

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.


Top Pick: Quantum & Woody #6 (Valiant) – Eliot Rahal takes over writing duties for the series and, as much as I enjoyed Daniel Kibblesmith, I am so excited to see what Rahal will bring to the table. So excited, in fact, that I want to read this more than Harbinger Wars 2 #1. But not by much.

Harbinger Wars 2 #1 (Valiant) – Valiant’s latest big even is here, with reverberations that will be felt across the line. Plus, this looks beautiful.

The Last Siege #1 (Image)Game of Thrones meets spaghetti western? Hell yeah – this could either be awesome or awfully awesome… either way I’m in.

Pestilence: Story Of Satan #1 (Aftershock) – With the first volume re-imagining the bubonic plague as a zombie infestation, and turning into a really good read, I’m excited to see what’s in store for this series. I’d be very okay with more of the same.



Top Pick: Man of Steel #1 (DC Comics) – While I haven’t been too excited about Brian Michael Bendis’ Superman so far this first issue will define his direction and give us an idea of where he plans on taking the character. This will be a key issue, good or bad, for some time, so if you care about the character, this is one you’ll need to get.

Amazing Spider-Man #800 (Marvel) – Dan Slott’s run on Spider-Man is winding down and this is the culmination of so much of that.

Blackwood #1 (Dark Horse) – Evan Dorkin and Veronica Fish… I’m sold.

Justice League: No Justice #4 (DC Comics) – Much like above, this comic will help define the direction of the Justice League and what comes next. It’ll be a key read for years to come.

Transformers: Optimus Prime #19 (IDW Publishing) – The reveals have been amazing and I’m hooked for it all. An amazing run on Transformers is all coming together here.

Amazing Spider-Man #3: Peter Parker vs. Spider-Man?! What?!

Amazing Spider-Man is kicking off an all-new adventure this summer, when celebrated creative team Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley take the webslinger to new heights – featuring new villains, new challenges, new relationships, and more!

Peter Parker vs…Spider-Man? Find out in Amazing Spider-Man #3, out this August 8th featuring a cover by Ottley! Amazing Spider-Man #1 is out July 11th.

Preview: Amazing Spider-Man #796

Amazing Spider-Man #796

(W) Dan Slott (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

•  You’ve watched for months as Norman Osborn has scoured the globe for a cure to the genetic tampering that prevents him from becoming the Green Goblin.
•  And it spells the worst kind of trouble for your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man!

Around the Tubes

Black Panther opened in theaters on Thursday and it seems like our friends were seeing it! What about you all? Who saw it? What’d you think? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait to see it this weekend (again) here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – Comics retailers’ shocking claim: Diversity isn’t killing comics sales – All of this.

The Comichron – Black Panther: The complete postal circulation data – Some cool history.

Kotaku – Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Belongs To The Fighting Game Community Now – Anyone playing this?



ICv2 – The Altered History of Willow Sparks

IGN – Amazing Spider-Man Annual #42

Preview: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #42

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #42

(W) Dan Slott, David Hein (A) Cory Smith (CA) Mike Hawthorne
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
SRP: $4.99

• Searching for answers about a mysterious voicemail from her late husband, Ned Leeds, Betty Brant finds herself in the midst of a mafia conspiracy that stretches back decades!
• Convinced that Ned is alive and trying to help her solve the case, Betty enlists the help of the Amazing Spider-Man to get to the truth…
• …and the ENFORCERS want a word with both of ’em!
• Also includes a short Spidey story by Broadway playwright David Hein (Come From Away)!

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone get? What’d you enjoy? Sound off in the comments below. While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Comichron – Action 1000 hardcover, Thanos lead comic shop advance reorders as February begins – For those following the horse race.

CBR – 2000 AD To Publish First All-Women Creators Issue – Good.



IGN – Amazing Spider-Man #795

IGN – Batman #40

Talking Comics – Hungry Ghosts #1

Comic Book – Is This Guy For Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman

Seattle PI – Is This Guy For Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman

Comic Attack – Is’Nana The Were-Spider Vol. 2 #1

The Outhousers – Spider-Man #237

IGN – Star Wars #43

IGN – The Walking Dead #176

IGN – X-Men: Red #1

Preview: Amazing Spider-Man #795

Amazing Spider-Man #795

(W) Dan Slott (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Spidey pays the Sanctum Sanctorum a visit looking for a consult from the Master of the Mystic arts, Doctor Stephen Strange…
• …but finds himself face-to-face with the Master of Mischief and new Sorcerer Supreme – LOKI LAUFEYSON!
• And he’s even MORE charming than in the movies! Don’t believe us? Read this one and find out for yourself!


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