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Preview: Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman TPB

BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN TPB

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
160 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$19.99

The foot-stomping epic collecting issues 1 – 6 is finally here!

Earth’s legendary sasquatch battles to defeat the ruthless emperor of a barbarian planet! This is not the story of how Bigfoot became a myth on Earth…this is the saga of how he became a legend of the stars!

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Preview: Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #6

BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #6

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist: Luke Parker
32 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$3.99 (reg.)/ $4.99 (var.)

Hunted and tortured beyond the point of exhaustion, it’s one against a thousand as the “Earthman” faces the Red Demon of the Desert and the Great Lord Jeoffa’s alien army. This issue… everything ends! It’s the conclusion of the ultimate sword, sorcery and sasquatch saga! Variant cover by Luke Parker!

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Preview: Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #5

BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #5

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist: Axur Eneas
32 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$3.99 (reg.)/ $4.99 (var)

Having successfully evaded giant desert fire ants, blood-sucking moth-vampires and murderous Turonian Jungle poachers, Bigfoot and Bagworm find themselves bloodied, beaten and at the feet of the Great Lord Jeoffa and the murderous Korovan Muspin, the Red Demon of the Desert! Variant cover by Axur Eneas!

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Preview: Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #4

BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #4

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist: Liam Francis Walsh
32 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$3.99 (reg.) $4.99 (var.)

Bigfoot and Bagworm find themselves lost in the Jungle of Death and in the crosshairs of the galaxy’s deadliest poacher, Leonnes the Unrelenting. More importantly, Bagworm discovers WHY Bigfoot was brought to the alien planet and why he must be stopped at all costs! Variant cover by Liam Francis Walsh, limited to 1,500 copies

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Mini Reviews For The Week Ending 13/2/2016

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for. These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews.


Alex

Bigfoot_SOTE_03_coverBigfoot: Sword Of The Earthman  #3 (Action Lab) There’s a very interesting aspect to this comic; Bigfoot hasn’t said a word in three issues, and his silence is perfectly negated by the narration of his companion who’s name escapes me right now. This has been a solid series so far, with Bigfoot being stranded on Mars, this feels like a brilliant mix of Starship Troopers, John Carter: Warlord Of Mars and Conan all wrapped up in a glossy comic book story. It’s actually pretty damn good. Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

Batman #49 (DC Comics)* Holy fucking shit. If, like me, you’ve not been a fan of the Robot Bunny Batman, then this issue will have you pumping the ceiling with joy. It’s a brilliantly well done comic that doesn’t feel like Bruce becoming Batman again is a dues ex machina. There’s been a legitimate build up for this moment for bloody months, that came together for me with this issue in an almost montage like moment. Mr H eloquently captures what I love about the characterization in this issue below, and Batman #49 is the issue that cements Scott Snyder as one of the best Batman writers of the past decade, giving us a 50 odd issue run that we’ll be talking about for years. Overall: 9.75 Recommendation: Buy

 

Brett

Captain Canuck #6Captain Canuck #6 (Chapter House Comics) – Wrapping up the first story arc, the comic is an ok ending that wraps up the action nicely and sets us up for what’s to come. As a piece of the arc it’s a solid comic, but on it’s own it’s a bit weaker than previous comics. Still, lots of fun to read. Overall: 7.4 Recommendation: Read

Dark & Bloody #1 (Vertigo) – An interesting start to what seems like a horror comic. Not quite sure where it’s going, if it’s just a weird horror story or a southern gothic story, we’ll see. But, it has me wanting to check out the next issue. It definitely has the creepy vibe down. Overall: 7.6 Recommendation: Read

Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #2 (DC Comics) – The second issue continues what feels like a giant action sci-fi film. So far, I’m digging it, and though there’s a lot of action here, it also moves the bigger story along introducing you to this new alien world. Overall: 7.8 Recommendation: Read

Legend of Wonder Woman #2 (DC Comics) – Hells yes. This is the Wonder Woman comic I’ve been waiting for. This is so good. Overall: 8.2 Recommendation: Buy

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #49 (IDW Publishing) – A good finale to the current arc. I’d have liked it all to have been a straight up horror story, but it does some solid work on the various characters. Overall: 7.7 Recommendation: Read

Black Science #20 (Image Comics) – Just fun science fiction. Turn your brain off and go with the ride. Never disappointing. Overall: 7.8 Recommendation: Read

descender10_CoverArtDescender #10 (Image Comics) – One of the best science fiction comics on the market. Amazing story, even more amazing art. Beautiful to look at and fun to read. Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy

Deus Ex #1 (Titan Comics) – A good first issue that from what I remember catches the world from the video game series pretty well. It’s not deep but sets up a cyberpunk-ish comic that should fill a nice niche. Overall: 7.7 Recommendation: Read

Interceptor #2 (Heavy Metal Magazine) – The first issue caught me off guard and the second issue continues the excellence. Funny, fun, it’s a solid mix of the Heavy Metal vibe along with “western” comics. Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy

James Bond #4 (Dynamite Entertainment) – The individual issues aren’t bad, but I feel like this’ll be a better read as a trade. Overall: 7.1 Recommendation: Read

Letter 44 #23 (Oni Press) – I seriously have no idea where this series is going and I can’t wait to find out. Overall: 7.9 Recommendation: Read

Second Sight #1 (Aftershock Comics)* – The first issue is good, but doesn’t blow me away. My issue is I feel like we’ve seen this story before as well as its protagonist. Maybe it’ll set itself apart down the road. Overall: 7.3 Recommendation: Read

Street Fighter Unlimited #3 (Udon Entertainment) – The comic is a lot of fun. I’m not the biggest Street Fighter fan, but these comics capture the video game series really well and give us some awesome action. A must get if you’re a fan of the video game. Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Read

 

Mr H

Batman #49 CoverBatman #49 (DC Comics)*: The moment we’ve all been waiting for. We knew Bruce was coming back to the cowl it was never a matter of it, it was always when. Snyder has another win this issue, as I think it’s his absolute best one yet. It delves into the Batman legacy as well as probable futures. What really stands out for me is how well Snyder gets the relationship between Alfred and Bruce. He’s not Bruce’s butler, he’s his father. Alfred doesn’t want to lose his son again. Bruce has finally got the peaceful life he’s always wanted but for Gotham to survive, he must allow Batman to return. Now I won’t spoil here as its too good, but the return method is well thought out and true to the character. Julie Madison even plays a big part. With 50 around the corner Snyder has his day numbered on the title but his impact may have crafted the best Batman run EVER. No Capullo this issue but it doesn’t suffer one bit. Yannick Paquette does a terrific job on the art chores. I cannot find any fault with this issue at all. Overall: 10/10 Recommendation: Buy this book.

 

Ryan C

Hip-Hop Family Tree #7 (Fantagraphics)*: Ed Piskor’s cultural history/odyssey finally takes a look at the nascent hip-hop scene on the West Coast, while out east the Beastie Boys, among other future luminaries, enter the fray with their first stumbling steps out of the gate. As always, truth is stranger — and better — than fiction, I’m not even a hip-hop fan but I wouldn’t dream of missing an issue of this fantastically-written, superbly-illustrated series. Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy.

Shaft-Imitation-of-Life-1Shaft: Imitation Of Life #1 (Image)**: David F. Walker returns to the character he rejuvenated — and to the street of New York — with the first of four sure-to-be-spectacular parts. John Shaft wraps up one particularly brutal case, takes some much-needed time off, and the jumps back in to handle a missing persons case that nobody else would have the balls to touch. And he picks up a gay Latino sidekick by the end? As always , Walker adds new depth and dimension to the character without compromising an ounce of bad-ass, while new artist Dietrich Smith picks up admirably from Bilquis Evely. Overall: 9/10. Recommendation: Buy.

Low #11 (Image)** : Good to see Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini dive back into things — literally — after a bit of a break between issues/arcs, but the “keep hope alive” message is starting to veer into tiresome mantra territory, and echoes the “newfound optimism” philosophical outlook of “Black Science” a bit too closely at this point. Story and art are still good, but decidedly less spectacular than the ultra-high standard we’ve become used to on this series. Intrigued to see how he plans to rotate issues between Stel and her kids, and next issue promises some spectacular stuff as we finally see the surface of , well, Waterworld, so let’s hope this just represents a temporary lull before the visual and verbal fireworks show commences in full swing. Overall: 6. Recommendation: Read.

Injection #7 (Image)**: Continuing with the arc begun last issue, our new inhumanly-smart (or maybe that’s just inhuman) private eye protagonist follows the supply chain of the “long pig” he was nearly serves last issue and nonchalantly antagonizes the police while he’s at it. Warren Elli’s script is razor-sharp and Declan Shalvey’s art is enough to make a grown-up cry with its understated precision and elegance. This is a book that doesn’t see to know how not to keep getting better and better every month. Overall: 8. Recommendation: Buy.

 

Shean

House of Montresor#1 (Red Stylo): Jang and Strutz have written the captivating sequel to Edgar Allen Poe’s Cask of Amontillado , dad wonders into some seriously interesting territory.Imagine that one episode of Twilight Zone where the heirs are fighting over inheritance commingled with Crimson Peak. The script by Enrica Jang, is moody , mysterious, gothic and all types of creepy. The art By Jasob Strutz is beautiful.Overall, strong execution by two masters.Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

cyrus perkins tpbCyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab TPB (Action Lab): I always wondered what would happen if the Michael Mann masterpiece ” Collateral “, was a TV show, as this book answers that but with a supernatural twist. The Reader joins Cyrus as he navigates his personal life , avoids thugs , run ins with supernatural creatures were trying find peace for his haunted rider. In what would be a normally dark story ,there are a great many funny scenes.The story by David Dwonch proves an interesting twist to both slice of life genre and the supernatural genre. The art by Anna Lencioni, is vibrant and full of heart.Overall, fun when you least expect it.  Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Read

 


Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write.

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

Preview: Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #3

BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #3

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist(s): Dave Hamann and Jules Rivera
32 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$3.99 (reg.) /$4.99 (var.)

The sci-fi sword, sorcery and sasquatch epic continues with Bigfoot and Bagworm on the hunt for the Heart of the Sun, a priceless gem worth untold riches! Standing in their way is Malona the Damned, Queen of the Fiends of Mars! Variant cover by Dave Hamann and Jules Rivera, limited to 1,500 copies!

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Mini Reviews Week Ending 23/1/2016

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for. These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews.


Alex

IronBardCoverIron Bard Ballisto (Milk and Shadow Books) Was one of those comics that I didn’t know what to expect. It’s funny, irreverent, and utterly worth reading. The Iron Bard is a warrior uses music to fight his enemies, and this leads to some genuine laugh out loud moments. I loved it. Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

The Hangman #2 (Dark Circle) I was’t a huge fan of the first issue, but this one is better, and actually puts a bit of perspective on the last issue. As things are progressing, this may be a series to watch, and eventually pick up in trade; but there’s just not enough here (yet) for me to recommend you buy this. Overall:7 Recommendation: Read the Trade

The Spirit #7 (Dynamite) This series has been a consistently solid effort for the past six issues, and this issue is no exception. It is part 7 of a 12 issue tale, so not the best place to jump on, but when collected this will be a fantastic story to read. It may not be the bet thing since sliced bread, but what it does well it does very well. I’d definitely pick this up in the eventual trade, or the full series. Whatever works for you. Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Bigfoot: Sword Of The Earthman #2 (Action Lab) This is a rollicking good sci-fi adventure in the vein of John Carter. But with a Sasquatch. Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Surviving Megalopolis (Dark Horse) I never read the original Leaving Megalopolis, but you don’t need to in order to enjoy this comic (it may help, though). Worth looking into if you enjoy your heroes turning crazy evil, coupled with some great art and writing. Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

 

Brett

BPRD Hell on Earth #139 (Dark Horse) – A solid issue with an epic battle. It’s not a good one for new readers, but for long time readers it’s a solid payoff and that ending is just a holy shit moment we’ve all been waiting for. Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

Star Wars #15 (Marvel) – Why did Uncle Owen dislike Kenobi? What was Kenobi doing on Tattoine? This issue answers so many questions and also asks even more. For Star Wars fans, it’s a must get. Overall: 8.6 Recommendation: Buy

Transformers #49 (IDW Publishing) – Really, it’s all about that ending and set up for issue 50. And that ending got me so excited. This is a great ending to the current arc that sets up a hell of a direction to come. Tons and action and all fun. Overall: 8.3 Recommendation: Read

Uncanny X-Men #2 (Marvel) – I love Cullen Bunn’s story. I hate Greg Land’s art. The Dark Riders are back, and they are badass, and this story is such a good focus on two characters. Just need a better artist, aaaargh! This would be “the” comic if that were the case. Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

 

Ryan C

Devolution01-Cov-G-2ndPrint-LeeDevolution #1 (Dynamite)**: The post-apocalyptic Las Vegas setting is a page out of “Resident Evil,” but the most obvious influence here is Alan Moore and Gabriel Andrade’s criminally-overlooked “Crossed + One Hundred,” as Rick Remender and Jonathan Wayshak bring us a not-quite-zombie tale with a twist featuring a strong, well-rounded female lead .Gorgeous art, but maybe titles like “Black Science,” Tokyo Ghost,” and “Low” had me expecting more from Remender-penned sci-fi than we’re getting here so far, because, while admittedly fun, this is plainly — and at times even painfully — derivative stuff. Overall: 6 Recommendation: Read

Lucifer #2 (Vertigo)* : The addition of groan-inducing lame humor into the mix of Holly Black and Lee Garbett’s take on the former head honcho of Hell is actually quite a bit of fun, as is the injection of a subplot centered around a trapped demon who’s unable to get a luckless mortal to do his bidding because, well, she’s already taken matters into her own hands and decided to start killing everyone she doesn’t like herself. Not sure how it all ties together, but then, that was often the case with the best of the slow-developing “old-school” Vertigo storylines, which this series is taking great pains to (successfully, I might add) invoke. And now, having paid his less-than-respects to fan-favorite character Mazikeen, Lucifer is heading to — The Dreaming! The cynic in me really wants to actively dislike how obvious this all is, but the eternal optimist I only let out on special occasions is loving the ride so far and can’t wait for more. Overall: 7.5. Recommendation: Buy

Clean Room #4 (Vertigo)*: This one’s taken some time to grow on me, and with the fourth issue I think that Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt have finally hit the “sweet spot.” And by sweet, I should say that I actually mean sour — there are no real redeeming characters here, and the psychological implications of the horror on offer are as relentlessly disturbing as their physical manifestations. Do I completely understand what’s happening? Shit no, I can’t even competently summarize it. But it leaves me thinking — a lot. And certainly rewards careful re-reading, as the plot is almost meticulous in its intricacy. Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

tokyo ghostTokyo Ghost #5 (Image)**: Balls-out action underpinned by a shitload of tragedy, both moral and physical, adds up to the most briskly-paced, edge-of-your-seat issue of this developing Rick Remender/Sean Murphy potential dystopian sci-fi masterpiece yet. Every panel a gut-punch, every word dripping with import, April can’t come soon enough, this first arc was the most glorious train wreck in ages. Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

 

Shean

Star Trek Volume 11 (IDW): I have been a Trekkie my whole life and the work IDW has done with the reboot and the original continuity has been impressive so far especially with this collection of stories . In the first story, they explore an interesting theory of quantum physics. The second story plays much like the beginning of Star Trek: Into Darkness , if the crew encountered Birdmen. The last story is probably my favorite, as it wrangles all of our favorite doctors from the different TV series as they meet the iconic Dr. McCoy. Overall, an excellent collection that stays true to Gene Roddenberry ‘s spirit.
Overall: 10 Recommendation:Buy


Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write.

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

Preview: Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #2

BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #2

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist: Bruno Oliveira
32 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$3.99 (reg.) /$4.99 (var)

The sword-swinging Sasquatch is back! Issue two finds Bigfoot and his alien sidekick as reluctant soldiers of a desolate desert outpost. Their duty? Protect the innocent from the locust-like race of moth-vampires! Variant cover by Bruno Oliveira, limited to 1500 copies!

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Action Lab Entertainment in March 2016

ACTION LAB: DOG OF WONDER #1

Writer(s): Vito Delsante and Scott Fogg
Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s): Cover A- Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt; Cover B- Marcus Williams, Cover C- “Coloring Book” by Neal Adams, Cover D- “Retailer Incentive Cover” by Neal Adams and Bill Blankenship

For five years, readers have looked at the Action Lab Entertainment logo and wondered, “Who IS that dog with the jet pack?” Wonder no more! The story you never thought would be told is now an ongoing monthly title as ACTION LAB, DOG OF WONDER, comes to comic book shelves everywhere! With art by the PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS team of Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt and a story by STRAY co-creator Vito Delsante and newcomer Scott Fogg, this is the title for young and old alike!  Variant cover by Marcus Williams (Hero Cats) limited to 1500 copies!

32 pgs./ E / FC Cover A & C $3.99, Cover B $4.99, Cover D Retailer incentive

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AWAKE #4

Writer(s):  Susan Beneville
Artist Name(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Brian Hess

Regn and Gremon join forces to heal the wounds on the surface of the planet, but Gremon is distressed when it learns its ultimate fate.  Picar and Chay are more than distressed when they are betrayed by an ally who leads them right into the Baron’s trap.  Awesome variant cover by Michael Mayne limited to 1,500 copies!

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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AWAKE #0 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Writer(s):  Susan Beneville
Artist Name(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Brian Hess

In this prequel to the ongoing series, Regn learns to use her powers, and gets into trouble, with fellow cadet, Joppin, on the Dola training planet, Exterra, while Chay rescues young Picar from an angry mob.

32 pgs. / E / FC FREE (reg.)

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BIGFOOT – SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #4

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist: Liam Francis Walsh

Bigfoot and Bagworm find themselves lost in the Jungle of Death and in the crosshairs of the galaxy’s deadliest poacher, Leonnes the Unrelenting!  More importantly, Bagworm discovers WHY Bigfoot was brought to the alien planet… and why he must be stopped at all costs! Variant cover by Liam Francis Walsh, limited to 1,500 copies!

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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GINGERDEAD MAN #2

Writer(s):  Brockton McKinney
Artist Name(s): Sergio Rios
Cover Artist(s): Sergio Rios & Marcelo Costa, Dan Mendoza (Variant)

“Guess who’s batch?!” Gingerdead Man returns on a bloody killing spree and it’s up to a feisty barista named Kayla to stop him. But with a pile of dead bodies in his wake, can anyone stop the hellbound dough boy? And who are the Mini-Gingers, and why are there so d@$m many of them?!

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99, Variants $4.99 (Dan Mendoza Variant)

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HERO CATS – MIDNIGHT OVER STELLAR CITY TPB

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Alex Ogle
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ogle
Inks: Alex Ogle
Colors: Alex Ogle
Letters: Alex Ogle

The world of Midnight is revealed.  Hero Cat fans hold on tight!  This is Stellar City as you’ve never seen it before.  Our mysterious guardian is on the prowl and a confrontation with the tyrannical Crow King is inevitable.  Collects all three issues of the original series.

96 pgs./ E / FC $11.99

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HOUSE OF MONTRESOR #2

Writer(s): Enrica Jang, based on characters created by Edgar Allan Poe
Artist Name(s): Jason Strutz
Cover Artist(s): Jason Strutz

Edana Fortunato is the sole surviving heir of two great families: clan Fortunato and the House of Montresor. The terms of the estate dictate she must live in her family’s house for a period of one month or else lose her claim to the Fortunato and Montresor lands. Edana has still to meet her guardian, the enigmatic Count Montresor, but malevolent stares from the shadows, and a whispered warning during a visit with her ailing grandmother, lead Edana to wonder if she wants any part of what The House of Montresor has in store.  Depraved vengeance continues in this new sequel to Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale, “The Cask of Amontillado.”

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99

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I, MAGE #2

Writer(s):  Gary Turner
Artist Name(s): Mel Bontrager
Colorist Name(s): Eddy-Swan
Cover Artists Main: Jomaro Kindred
Cover Artist Variant A: Dawid Strauss & Eddy-Swan

Into a realm of magic and savagery comes a mysterious boy washed ashore. His is a lone survivor. Befriended by an apprentice magi, her quirky mentor, and a metal golem, together they are Kai’s only hope to stay alive long enough for rescue. Prepare yourself for a d20 RPG adventure with an all new twist.  Variant cover limited to 1,500 copies!

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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JUST ANOTHER SHEEP #5

Writer(s): Mat Heagerty
Artist Name(s):JD Faith
Colorist: Marissa Louise
Letterer: Colin Bell

In the conclusion of Just Another Sheep, Banning and Lee vs. Les Cordes as the hippies take on the man!  Plus, Banning finally learns how he gained his strange abilities, and sets off to atone for his mistakes.

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99

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KINGDOM BUM #4

Writer(s): Adam Wollet and Rick Marshall
Artist Name(s): Jon Reed (pencils and inks), Jen Hickman (colors), Adam Wollet (letters).
Cover Artist(s): Jon Reed and Jen Hickman.

SERIES FINALE! So many casualties, so few thumbs, so much poop! The future of Kingdom Bum hangs in the balance as The Thumbless War concludes, and Son’s quest to find his father comes to an end.

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99

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NUTMEG #7

Writer(s): James F. Wright
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts (art), Josh Eckert (colors, lettering)
Cover Artist(s): Jackie Crofts

Winter, Part 1: “Spice Racketeers.”There’s a chill in the air.  Saffron is still queen bee, but her throne is unstable. Marjorie has some new friends. Ginger and Anise have nearly uncovered the mysterious “Patty” and “Patricia.” And things are less than peachy between our criminal bakers Poppy and Cassia. Seasons change, mad things rearrange.

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99

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PUPPET MASTER #13

Writer(s):  Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Michela Da Sacco (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover A: Michela Da Sacco (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)
Variant B Kill Cover: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks) , Gene Jimenez (colors)
Vairant C Kill Cover Sketch: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks)

With the final task completed, the Puppets debt to the demon god Anapa is paid. But what was the endgame behind the seven tasks… and are the Puppets ready to face what comes next?

Variant and variant sketch covers limited to 1,500 copies each.

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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PRINCELESS: RAVEN THE PIRATE PRINCESS: FREE WOMAN VOLUME 2 TPB

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt

Raven and her crew cast off to the high seas and the adventure of their lives!  But before they can take on Raven’s brothers they’ll have to learn where they are and what’s happened since Raven was locked away.  So they’re headed to Raven’s ancestral home island, “The Island of the Free Women”.  It’s swamped with every kind of thief, assassin, and despot.  Can Raven’s crew face their first challenge?  Can they even handle being cooped up in the same ship together?

128 pgs./ A / FC $14.99

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TOMBOY VOLUME 1

Writer(s): M. Goodwin
Artist Name(s): M. Goodwin
Cover Artist(s): M.Goodwin

“No Crime Goes Unpunished. No Criminal Walks Away.” The death of a friend catches sixteen year-old Addison off guard, but a chance encounter with his killers on the subway forever changes her life. Crime cover-ups, dirty cops, and magical dead boyfriends consume her life as she’s thrust into the vigilante lifestyle and murder becomes her after school activity.  Collects Tomboy 1-4.

128 pgs./ T+ / FC $14.99

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Vampblade #3

Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (cover A – regular, and cover B), Jason Martin (cover C), Randy Kintz (cover D), Edward Pun (cover E), Andrew Mangum (cover F)
Cover B – “Goo” (limited to 1500): Winston Young
Cover C – “artist” (limited to 1500): Jason Martin
Cover D – “Booty” (limited to 1500): Randy Kintz
Cover E – “Homage”  (limited to 1500): Edward Pun
Cover F – “90s Cheesecake” Risque (limited to 2000): Andrew Mangum

As the chaotic new world around comic shop employee turned other-dimensional vampire slayer, Vampblade, starts to come into focus, things continue to be both crazy-weird and stupid-lethal for our blade-brandishing bad girl! And when you’re a 90s comic book character come to life, meeting your “creator” can be a bit meta too…

Features regular, “goo”, “homage”, “booty”, artist, and “90s cheesecake” variant covers.

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99 cover A, $4.99 cover B-F

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VORACIOUS #2

Writer(s): Markisan Naso
Artist Name(s): Jason Muhr
Cover Artist(s): Jason Muhr

GOING BACK IN TIME TO MAKE THE PERFECT SANDWICH! Nate and Starlee open their restaurant and the secret dinosaur dishes make it an instant success. But Starlee’s Sheriff brother isn’t all that happy about her choice of business partner. Meanwhile, Maribel and Captain Jim have a heart-to-heart in the desert. With tomahawks. Featuring a “Meat Chart” variant cover by series artist Jason Muhr limited to 1500 copies!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #21

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): TMChu
Cover Artist(s): TMChu (cover A – regular, and cover B), Dan Mendoza (cover C and D), Bill McKay (cover E and F)
Cover B – Risque (limited to 2500): TMChu
Cover C – Mendoza “action figure” (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover D – Mendoza “action figure” risqué (limited to 2500): Dan Mendoza
Cover E – Artist (limited to 2000): Bill McKay
Cover F – Artist risqué (limited to 2000): Bill McKay

As Janey finally makes her way into Miami, she wastes no time in beginning her hunt for Tyrone Fisk, her first pimp. But what she thinks will be an easy kill, soon proves more difficult when a mysterious new voodoo powered player enters the game. Get set for an all-out brawl of Pimps, Ho’s, and Hocus Pocus!

Features a risqué variant by TMChu, an “action figure” and risqué “action figure” variant cover by series creator Dan Mendoza, and regular and risqué artist variants by Bill McKay (Night of the 80s Undead).

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99 cover A, $4.99 cover B-F

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ZOMBIE TRAMP: BITCH CRAFT VOLUME 7

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Jason Martin,
Artist Name(s): Victoria Harris, Dan Mendoza
Cover Artist(s): TMChu

Zombie Tramp heads back to school to break up a coven of teenage witches using her uploaded Necronomicon to power their tablets. But can one supernatural zombie disguised as the class nerd hold her own against a gang of spell casting mean girls?!? Plus Morning – the red head of the dead – returns!

Special Notes:
Collects the fifth story arc of the wildly popular ongoing series, which includes the BITCH CRAFT story arc, plus a special story by Dan Mendoza!

128 pgs./ M / FC $14.99

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Mini Reviews For The Week Ending 6/12

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for. These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews.


Alex

Bigfoot_SOTE_1-1Big Foot: Sword Of The Earthman #1 is a brilliant mix of John Carter and the typical Sasquatch myth. It’s a fun read, but I’m expecting more out of the series as it progresses. Overall Rating: 7 Recommendation: Read

Cage Hero #1 is becoming a guilty pleasure. Despite an outlandish concept (even for comics), it’s an entertaining story that lets you turn your brain off for five minutes. Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Daredevil #1* is probably the best Daredevil comic I’ve read in years… but then that’s not saying much. Regardless, this opening chapter is well worth checking out, and shows plenty of promise. Overall Rating: 8 Recommendation: Read

Finally, the story in Dead Vengeance #3 has caught up to the current events. This issue was the weakest of the three so far, but more so because it’s bridging the bulk of the story so far with what’s coming next. Worth reading if you’re reading the series, otherwise ignore it and waiting for the trade if you’re interested. Overall 7 Recommendation: Read now, or Read the trade later.

Doc Savage: The Spider’s Web #1. It’s okay. Nothing overly special, but not particularly bad, either. Overall: 6.75 Recommendation: Maybe read it if it interests you.

Extraordinary X-Men #2* & #3* Due to a slight snafu with my LCS order, I Extraordinary_X-Men_Vol_1_2only recently picked up issue 2 of this series, but it was worth the wait. The scenes in issue #3 between Old Man Logan were interesting, although I expected him to be past that particular  issue, I still enjoyed watching them talk. I can sense the relationship between these two morph into a father/daughter vibe, much like Wolverine had with Kitty Pride or Jubilee. Keep your eye on this series. Overall Rating (Both): 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Seduction of the Innocent #1 is a crime comic in the vein of those before the Comics Code Authority came to pass, something the name of the comic (taken from Fredric Wertham’s book of the same name) pays homage too. As a comic it’s interesting, and it’s worth keeping an eye on the series as it progresses if you’re looking for a well written, well drawn non super hero comic. Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Elana

All New Wolverine #2* continues to be Marvel’s best title. Laura kicks ass while continually demonstrating her humanity in the face of monstrous abuses of power. The clones are as heartbreaking as they need to be. I can’t wait for more with the classic villain reveal at the end. Overall 9. Recommendation: Buy

Daredevil_1_CoverDaredevil #1. It feels like a return to form. A return to Miller and Mazzucchelli groundbreaking work with the character decades ago. Quality stuff but I’m not sure what new there is to offer. The bad guy seems like an Orientalist stereotype but I’m excited by Daredevil’s new side kick, Samuel Chung aka Blindspot. He’s an undocumented immigrant and I love the idea of teasing that metaphor out– he’s literally an invisible man. That’s his power.

I’m giving this a 7 but I could easily see it getting better with time. Recommendation: Read

Papergirls #3. Keeps getting spiraling out at getting more complex. But in a good way. It remains addictive and I adore the characters. Another smash hit from Vaughn and Chang. I kinda expect it to get film optioned since 80s period pieces are such a thing and so far I can see that really working. Colorist Matt Wilson should get an Eisner for his work here. Overall 9.25 Recommendation: Buy


Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write.

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

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