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A New Look at America’s First Woman Detective in Better Angels

BOOM! Studios has revealed a new look at the brand new original graphic novel Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure, from Emmy and Eisner Award-winning writer Jeff Jensen and acclaimed artist George Schall, inspired by the true story of Kate Warne, America’s first woman detective, and her singular achievement—thwarting a plot by Confederate radicals to kill Abraham Lincoln.

In 1861, America is at a crossroads. Abraham Lincoln, the man tasked with healing the nation, and his family are the targets of a conspiracy to assassinate them. Their safety – and the future of the American experiment – hinges on the success of a new kind of lawman, known by a word still novel in the culture: detective. 

But there was only one detective whose extraordinary cleverness, versatility and mystery made them a singular individual who could save the Lincolns. Her name was Kate Warne. This is the true story of America’s first woman detective, who saved the life of her country’s greatest president and changed the course of history forever.

Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure will be available for sale on October 27, 2021.

Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure

Love & Loneliness in Jeremy Sorese’s The Short While

BOOM! Studios has revealed a new look at The Short While, a new original graphic novel from acclaimed comics creator and Lambda Literary Award nominee, Jeremy Sorese, that presents the tragic but redemptive love story of two men who meet, quickly fall in love, and then find themselves falling apart when an unexpected event changes both their lives forever, available on November 10, 2021.

After a party, two men accidentally swap their jackets and are thrust into a most opportune meeting. In each other they find what they’ve been missing all along – love. Companionship. Honesty. And the joy of being able to trust your heart to someone else.

But no love is perfect, and they also find everything they ever feared – loss of self. Loss of freedom. And the tragedy of losing your heart to someone who can’t keep it safe.

The Short While

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Skybound X #2

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.

Aliens: Aftermath #1 (Marvel) – 35 years after Aliens, return to Hadley’s Hope!

Beyond the Breach #1 (AfterShock) – A trip to California goes wrong as a dimensional breach plunges the area into chaos.

Bunny Mask #2 (AfterShock) – The first issue had a nice Silence of the Lambs feel about it and it’ll be interesting to see what this one delivers in tone and direction.

The Joker #5 (DC Comics) – A story from the past exploring the relationship between James Gordon and the Joker. A very interesting and disturbing tale.

Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver & Other Stories (BOOM! Studios/Archaia) – Three new tales from David Petersen as he returns to this beloved series.

Never Never #1 (Heavy Metal Magazine) – A twisted take on Peter Pan. Read our review.

Ninjak #1 (Valiant) – A new direction and volume for Valiant’s action spy! Read our review of the first issue.

Savage Hearts #1 (Dark Horse) – It’s an action-comedy romance as a barbarian bruiser with a broken heart teams up with a lonely beastman who talks to dinosaurs.

Sinister War #1 (Marvel) – Doctor Octopus is back and he has a new Sinister Six! It’s an all-out war between them and the Vulture’s Savage Six!

Skybound X #2 (Image Comics/Skybound) – The first issue sold out due to the debut of a certain character and we’re expecting each issue to deliver pretty big “firsts”. Don’t miss out on this if you’re a collector.

Preview: Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver & Other Tales #1

Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver & Other Tales #1

(W) David Petersen (A) David Peterson (CA) David Petersen
In Shops: Jul 14, 2021
SRP: $4.99

Which of life’s biggest lessons can be learned from the smallest amongst us?

A young mouse learns that compassion and kindness are the great virtues in “The Owlhen Caregiver.” “Piper the Listener” finds a brave mouse venturing into wild country to learn the tongues of other beasts. And a grizzled oldfur shares the lesson of putting a whisker out too far in “The Wild Wolf.”

Three poignant tales mark creator David Petersen’s return to his beloved Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series in this self-contained special.

Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver & Other Tales #1

Fly Away in a New Look at A.C. Esguerra’s Eighty Days

BOOM! Studios has revealed a new look at Eighty Days, a brand new original debut graphic novel from acclaimed independent comics creator and winner of the 2016 PRISM Comics Queer Press Grant, A.C. Esguerra, about fighting the impossible odds to find love under the shadow of war, available for sale on September 1, 2021 at local comic book shops and on September 7, 2021 at bookstores.

Jay wants nothing more than to fly. Or so he thinks, until he crosses paths with a mysterious thief named Fix whose tricks and charms draw him into the struggle against the looming aviation guild to which Jay owes his very being. As Jay becomes further entangled in the turbulence of Fix’s cause, each man must learn to navigate shifting allegiances, the fight for freedom, and the greatest adventure of all — love.

Eighty Days

Your First Look at Jeremy Sorese’s Queer Sci-Fi Graphic Novel The Short While

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Short While, a new original graphic novel from acclaimed comics creator and Lambda Literary Award nominee, Jeremy Sorese, that presents the tragic but redemptive love story of two men who meet, quickly fall in love, and then find themselves falling apart when an unexpected event changes both their lives forever, available on November 10, 2021.

In the distant future, amidst a society rebuilding after a long and oppressive regime,  two men accidentally swap their jackets at a party and are thrust into a most opportune meeting. In each other they find what they’ve been missing all along – love. Companionship. Honesty. And the joy of being able to trust your heart to someone else.

But no love is perfect, and they also find everything they ever feared – loss of self. Loss of freedom. And the tragedy of losing your heart to someone who can’t keep it safe.

The Short While

A New Look at America’s First Woman Detective Kate Warne in Better Angels

BOOM! Studios has revealed a new look at the original graphic novel Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure, from Emmy and Eisner Award-winning writer Jeff Jensen, acclaimed artist George Schall, and letterer AndWorld Design, inspired by the true story of Kate Warne, America’s first woman detective, and her singular achievement—thwarting a plot by Confederate radicals to kill Abraham Lincoln.

In 1861, America is at a crossroads. Abraham Lincoln, the man tasked with healing the nation, and his family are the targets of a conspiracy to assassinate them. Their safety—and the future of the American experiment—hinges on the success of a new kind of lawman, known by a word still novel in the culture: detective. 

But there’s only one detective whose extraordinary cleverness, versatility and mystery made them a singular individual who could save the Lincolns. Her name is Kate Warne. This is the true story of America’s first woman detective, who saved the life of her country’s greatest president and changed the course of history forever.

Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure is out October 27, 2021, in local comic shops and on November 2, 2021 in bookstores.

Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure

Get a Look at David Petersen’s Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver, a special issue that collects three poignant tales that mark creator David Petersen’s return to his beloved Eisner and Harvey Award-winning, New York Times bestselling series in this self-contained special, available on July 14, 2021.

Which of life’s biggest lessons can be learned from the smallest amongst us? A young mouse learns that compassion and kindness are the great virtues in The Owlhen Caregiver. Meanwhile, Piper the Listener finds a brave mouse venturing into wild country to learn the tongues of other beasts. And finally, a grizzled oldfur shares the lesson of putting a whisker out too far in The Wild Wolf.

Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver

Your First Look at A.C. Esguerra’s Eighty Days

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Eighty Days, a brand new original debut graphic novel from acclaimed independent comics creator and winner of the 2016 PRISM Comics Queer Press Grant, A.C. Esguerra, about fighting the impossible odds to find love under the shadow of war, available on September 1, 2021 at comic shops and on September 7 at bookstores.

Jay wants nothing more than to fly. Or so he thinks, until he crosses paths with a mysterious thief named Fix whose tricks and charms draw him into the struggle against the looming aviation guild to which Jay owes his very being. As Jay becomes further entangled in the turbulence of Fix’s cause, each man must learn to navigate shifting allegiances, the fight for freedom, and the greatest adventure of all — love.

Eighty Days

A Strange and Sinister New Look at The Down River People

BOOM! Studios has revealed a brand new look at the original graphic novel The Down River People— reuniting writer Adam Smith and artist Matthew Fox, creative team of the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated Long Walk to Valhalla, with letters by Mike Fiorentino for a riveting new story about a man attempting to survive the complicated and dangerous web of his family’s dark past with his soul intact, available on May 16, 2021.

Myers Carpenter is a bootlegger who just inherited his family’s bar, The Flatbed. Unsure of whether or not he wants to keep the famous speakeasy, Myers is forced to find a new booze supplier when he burns his bridges at his longtime source in Mississippi. The only option he can turn to is his estranged mother, now running a fishing lodge for the wealthy, and a half sister he knew nothing about. 

As Myers becomes more entangled in the lives of his newfound family, he begins to learn the secrets of the fishing lodge and the sinister cult thriving just under the surface of wealth and opulence.

The Down River People
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