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Marvel Weekly Graphic Novel Review: AXIS and Power Man & Iron Fist

It’s Wednesday which means new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. We’ve got two volumes from Marvel covering some of their newer releases.

Avengers and X-Men: AXIS collecting issues #1-9 by Rick Remender, Adam Kubert, Leinil Francis Yu, Terry Dodson, and Jim Cheung.

Power Man and Iron Fist Vol. 2 Civil War II collecting issues #6-9 and Sweet Christmas Annual by David F. Walker, Flaviano, Sanford Greene, Scott Hepburn, John Rauch, and Matt Millia.

Find out what each trade has in store and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find all three in comic stores March 8 and bookstores March 21.

Get your copies 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.

Avengers and X-Men: AXIS
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Power Man and Iron Fist Vol. 2 Civil War II
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW



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The weekend is almost here! While you count down the hours until then, here’s some news and reviews you might have missed.

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The Orion – Press Pause: Embracing changes in comic books like Miles Morales as Spider-Man – A good read.


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IGN – Avengers & X-Men: AXIS

The Fandom Post – Empowered Unchained

The Beat – Gotham Academy #6

ICv2 – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1 – Phantom Blood Vol. 1

IGN – Jupiter’s Legacy Vol. 1

Bloody Disgusting – Murder Book TPB

CBR – Wytches #5

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It’s Christmas day. Hope everyone is having a fantastic holiday season.

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Lancaster Online – Comics and Paperbacks Plus opens in its own spot in downtown Ephrata – Great to see new shops open up!

411 Mania – Comic Books We Can’t Wait to See in 2015 – What do you look forward to?


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Comic Vine – All-New X-Men Annual #1

Talking Comics – And Then Emily Was Gone #5

Comic Vine – Aquaman #37

Comic Vine – Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #9

Comic Vine – Batman Annual #3

Comic Vine – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #2

Comic Vine – Gotham by Midnight #2

Comic Vine – Green Lantern Annual #3

Comic Vine – Rasputin #3

Comic Vine – Robin Rises: Alpha #1

Comic Vine – Secret Avengers #11

Comic Vine – She-Hulk #11

Comic Vine – Superior Iron Man #3

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Comic Vine – They’re Not Like Us #1

Comic Vine – Uncanny X-Men #29

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

the massive #30 coverWednesdays 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! Below are ten suggestions of comics, graphic novels, or trade paperbacks you should spend some extra time checking out and think about picking up.

Pick of the Week: The Massive #30 (Dark Horse) – Brian Wood‘s series wraps up, and the last few issues have been one hell of a twist. Dead calm. Quiet seas. Second chances? The Ninth Wave crew enter a brand-new chapter in Earth’s history.

Avengers and X-Men: AXIS #9 (Marvel) – Wrapping up Marvel’s so-so event. This is here because who knows how it’ll end and where things go from here.

Copra Round One Vol. 1 (Bergen Comics) – Check out the series all the “cool” kids are talking about. Collected here, cause single issues are hard to come by.

Evil Empire #9 (BOOM! Studios) – Every issue is beyond fantastic and usually there’s something we didn’t see coming.

The Graveyard Shift #1 (Image) – It’s Fright Night-style thrills and Castle-style crime-solving as a homicide detective and his girlfriend find their love put to the ultimate test when they run afoul of a gang of vampires!

Letter 44 #13 (Oni Press) – Mixing politics and science fiction, this series is awesome.

McBain #1 (Bongo Comics) -Do you watch The Simpsons? That alone should be reason enough to check out this series.

New Avengers #28 (Marvel) -If you want to figure out what’s up with Secret Wars, you better be reading this series. It’s really good too!

Rasputin #3 (Image) – The first two issues of this series has been fascinating, and the art is fantastic.

They’re Not Like Us #1 (Image) – We all have advantages over one another, but what if you were capable of things most of us can only imagine? What would you do – and who would you be? A doctor? An athlete? A soldier? A hero? Everyone has to make a choice about how to use the abilities they’re born with… but they’re not like us.

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Its a new week and Christmas is a just a few days away. We hope everyone has a great and safe holiday season.

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iO9 – What If Milo Manara Drew Spider-Woman In Her New, Practical Costume? – Ha.

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KSAT – Pair of alleged comic book thieves behind bars – Glad they’re caught.

PhilStar – Why I prefer to collect comic books over digital downloads – What do you prefer?

Bleeding Cool – “Pretty Much Everyone Hates It” – The Marvel Experience In Scottsdale, Arizona – I went to the other live experience. It was horrible.


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Talking Comics – Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #8

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Miami Herald – Graphic novel reviews

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

BUNKER #8Wednesdays 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! Below are ten suggestions of comics, graphic novels, or trade paperbacks you should spend some extra time checking out and think about picking up.

Pick of the Week: The Bunker #8 (Oni Press)When Billy learns of a second impending attack, he begins to research the group thought to be behind them.  What he doesn’t know is that it’s his best friends. Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Joe Infurnari‘s time bending series is beyond fantastic each issue, and one of the best comics on the market.

Alex + Ada #11 (Image Comics)Are you reading this? You should! An interesting story of love and what it means to be human.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #8 (Marvel) – The overall event is a bit uneven, but there’s some interesting stuff being done here. There’s a good chance that there’ll be some lasting ramifications…. but we’ll see.

Django Zorro #2 (Dynamite) – It shouldn’t work, but the first issue sure did! Two interesting characters meet, in this series by Tarantino himself. If you like either of these characters, do yourself a favor and check this out. If you’re not, still do yourself a favor and check this out.

The Kitchen #2 (Vertigo) – With their husbands in jail, three women must keep control of their territory. This mob tale had an amazing debut, and is easily up there as one of our favorite stories about made men (women in this case).

Rocket Salvage #1 (BOOM! Studios/Archaia) – Yehudi Mercado puts out some fantastic work, and this new series looks hilarious.

Rumble #1 (Image Comics) – Okay, so a scarecrow walks into a bar…and proceeds to wreak havoc across two worlds! After a long absence, Rathraq, Scarecrow Warrior God, is back—and very unhappy. Bad news for his old enemies, yes, but worse news for everybody else! Sounds interesting to us!

Solitary #1 (Devil’s Due Entertainment) – They say orange is the new black, but does that work the same way for a superhero? Tim was once a hero, now wrongly sentenced to death row, awaiting execution. But what happens when this convict discovers he just may be immortal?

Stumptown Vol. 3 #4 (Oni Press) – When Dex’s date causes tension between her and Grey, she has to balance Ansel’s needs with those of her case. Meanwhile, the puzzle pieces start to come together for CK as she gets closer to who assaulted Mercury! Writer Greg Rucka has given us such an amazing character in Dex!

The Wicked + The Divine #6 (Image Comics) – One of the best comics on the market.

Preview: Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Remains Inverted? Find Out in Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #9!

This December, the Earth-shattering finale to the biggest comic event of the year explodes into comic shops as heroes, villains and more collide in Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #9 – the epic conclusion! Blockbuster writer Rick Remender along with artists Jim Cheung, Terry Dodson and Leinil Yu bring heroes and villains to the brink for the finale of Act III: New World Disorder – and not everyone will make it back!

Armies of heroes and villains wage war in the streets of Manhattan as the X-Men and their leader Apocalypse prepare to annihilate all of humanity. With the remaining Avengers twisted and corrupted by the Inversion, our only hope lies with the most despicable villains in the Marvel Universe. Led by the frail and vulnerable Steve Rogers, these villains are all that stands in the way of total obliteration.

To save everything, sacrifices will be made – and the lives of Avengers and X-Men alike will be torn asunder. An X-Man will meet their horrifying fate! An Avenger will make an appalling choice! An old foe must claim the mantle of his greatest enemy. And a new team of Uncanny Avengers will be born!

The Marvel Universe as you know it is about to be rocked to its core. No fan can afford to miss the shocking finale in Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #9 – on sale this December!

Looper Variant by PAUL RENAUD (OCT140788)
Inversion Variant by ADAM HUGHES (OCT140789)
FOC – 12/01/14, On-Sale – 12/24/14


Preview: New World DISORDER! Your New Look at Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #7!

This December, heroes and villains clash like you’ve never seen before as Act III: New World Disorder kicks off in AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #7! This is it! Blockbuster creators Rick Remender and Adam Kubert bring all-out war to the streets of Manhattan as Avengers, X-Men, the deadliest villains and more battle for Manhattan – and their very souls! Apocalypse has risen, an army of X-Men at his side. The Avengers have been inverted – their moral compass spinning hopelessly on its axis. And the world’s most vile villains now stand as the Marvel Universe’s only hope. Yet amidst the chaos the Red Skull, coupled with the awesome psychic powers of Charles Xavier has escaped his prison cell. Where has he gone? Who aided him? And what will he do now that he’s been set free? The pieces are on the board and the final battle is about to begin. Be there when chaos and disorder washes over the Marvel Universe in AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #7!

Inversion Variant by GREG LAND (OCT140782)
Young Guns Variant by RYAN STEGMAN (OCT140783)
FOC – 11/10/14, On-Sale – 12/03/14


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It was new comic day yesterday! What did everyone read and enjoy?

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Bleeding Cool – Heroes in Cleveland Against Bullying (Plus: Spider-Gwen!) – Fantastic to see.

The Beat – APE moving to San Jose Convention Center for October 3-4, 2015 – Cool.


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Comic Vine – Birthright #2

Talking Comics – Birthright #2

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Comic Vine – Spider-Verse Team Up #1

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CBR – Superman Unchained #9

CBR – Tooth & Claw #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

gotham academy 2 coverWednesdays 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! Below are ten suggestions of comics, graphic novels, or trade paperbacks you should spend some extra time checking out and think about picking up.

Pick of the Week: Gotham Academy #2 (DC Comics) – Did you read the first issue? That alone should really be all that you need to know as to why we’re looking forward to the second issue. This tween focused series isa breath of fresh air, and a great addition to DC’s library. Here’s hoping we see more of this.

Avengers and X-Men: AXIS #4 (Marvel) – The first part of Marvel’s big event has wrapped up, and this issue kicks off the second story arc. The end of the last one was interesting to say the least. While overall the even has been mixed, it’s definitely moving the Marvel universe along.

The Ghost Fleet #1 (Dark Horse) – When one of the world’s most elite combat-trained truckers takes a forbidden peek at his payload, he uncovers a conspiracy that will change his life forever! A new series of badass action on the open road begins here! Sounds interesting enough.

Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew #2 (Cosmic Times) – We’ve seen large robots battle, but who actually gets them to work? This series answers that question. The first issue was solid, and hoping the second is just as entertaining.

The Humans #1 (Image Comics) – Monkey biker gangs, nuff said. Courtesy of Keenan Marshall Keller and Tom Neely. It’s awesome.

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1 (Dynamite) – Writer Ron Marz takes on a new beginning for the classic character. We already have a review up.

Men of Wrath #2 (Marvel/Icon) – The first issue was impressive, and writer Jason Aaron gives us some more hard boiled crime drama with a mix of family tension.

Terrible Lizard #1 (Oni Press) – The touching story of a girl and her T-Rex… with a healthy dose of collateral damage and monster conflict on the side. Courtesy of writer Cullen Bunn.

Tooth & Claw #1 (Image Comics) – Writer Kurt Busiek’s story of an original high-fantasy epic for mature readers, as a secret conclave of wizards brings a legendary champion back through time to save the world, with disastrous consequences.

The Zoohunters #1 (Aspen Comics) – Abros Kel is a ZooHunter—a man who is hired to capture animals for zoos on alien worlds. He and his young son Ty have lost everything due to a tragedy, and together this uncomfortable pair set out into the stars to train Ty as a ZooHunter. Along the way they encounter scores of alien life-forms on far away worlds including Qaurec—an unscrupulous rival ZooHunter who is hunting Abros down. Can Abros and Ty stay one step ahead of his villainy and prove successful in their quest? A new series from Aspen!

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