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Quincredible

It’s a new week and we’re heading to our Captain Marvel screening(s)! We’ll have our first review tomorrow when the embargo lifts so while you wait for that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

AV Club – West Coast Avengers is a sunny, screwy superhero romp that’s ending too soon – Who’s reading this series? So much fun!

The Beat – Prestigious Literary Writer’s Conference Offers Scholarship for Graphic Narrative Writer of Color – This is awesome to see.

ICv2 – Jillian Tamaki to Edit ‘The Best American Comics of 2019’ – We’re excited for this!

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: A Curse of Loneliness in Niv Sekar’s Mermaid – Free comics folks!

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Josephine Baker by Way of Bianca Xunise – More free comics!

Reviews

AIPT! – Age of X-Man: X-Tremists #1
Comic Attack –
Bitter Root #4
The Beat –
Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death
The Beat –
Quincredible

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The Batman Who Laughs #2

The weekend is almost here and we’ve got some organizing to do at our HQ! What will you all be doing? Anything fun and geeky? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for the work day to end and weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: A Light Comedy about Gardening in Darryl Ayo’s Little Garden – Free comics people!

Reviews

Adventures in Poor Taste – The Batman Who Laughs #2
CBR –
The Batman Who Laughs #2
Talking Comics –
Bitter Root #3
Geek Dad –
Detective Comics #996
Laughing Place –
Fantastic Four #6
Comics Bulletin –
Star Trek vs. Transformers #4

David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene’s Bitter Root #1 is Rushed Back for a Second Printing

Image Comics has announced that Bitter Root #1 by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with overwhelming demand.

Bitter Root takes place in the 1920s with the Harlem Renaissance in full swing. The new series will follow the Sangerye Family—New York (and the world’s) only hope for salvation from supernatural forces threatening doom and destruction. Once the greatest family of monster hunters in the world, the Sangeryes must move beyond the tragedies of the past, or be forced to sit back and watch an unimaginable evil ravage the human race.

Bitter Root #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code OCT188242), Bitter Root #2 Cover A by Greene (Diamond Code OCT180144), Bitter Root #2 by Cover B Sienkiewicz (Diamond Code OCT180145), Bitter Root #2 Cover C by Cho (Diamond Code OCT180146), and Bitter Root #2 Cover D by Woods (Diamond Code OCT180147) will hit stores on Wednesday, December 12th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, November 19th.

Review: Bitter Root #1

One of the most underrated filmmakers of all time is Mario Van Peebles. His movies both entertain and provoke thought. New Jack City brought the world to the inner city and made it face the crack dilemma. Panther told the story of the Black Panthers through a rather unique perspective. Then there is the movie which I consider his best, Baadasssss, about his father’s monumental film that started the conversation of what Black people would like to see in theaters.

His movies filled a space where people rarely saw themselves on screen. The films sometimes were based on real life and sometimes delved into other genres where he made sure to change the game. He challenged the trope that black people usually died in fantasy and horror films by making them the heroes. His most recent show on Syfy, Superstition, revolved around a demon hunting family in New Orleans. This last foray into television yielded mixed results. It lacked a few things but was an exceptional concept. In the first issue of David Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene’s Bitter Root, the promise shown in that show is fully realized in a similar concept with a few twists.

We are transported to 1920s Harlem where a young couple is killed by mysterious circumstances. In the comic we meet the Sangerye family, a group of demon hunters whose purpose is to protect New York and cancel the apocalypse. We also meet Doctor Sylvester who is searching for a serum to control his supernatural condition. The Sangeryes may be his only hope.

Overall, the first issue is an excellent debut that unfolds like Dirty Dozen meets the Italian Job where one badass family is about to save the world.  The story by David F. Walker and Chuck Brown is action packed, epic, smart, funny and challenges just about every supernatural trope. The art by Sanford Greene is stunning and luminous. Altogether, one of the best books to come from Image in a while, one that already has changed the game.

Story: David F. Walker and Chuck Brown Art: Sanford Greene
Story: 10 Art: 9.6 Overall: 9.8 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? 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 – October 2018 comics sales estimates online: Strong month for the midlist – For those that enjoy the horse race.

Kotaku – “Realistic Pokémon” Artist Got A Job On The Detective Pikachu Movie – This is kind of cool.

The Philadelphia Tribune – Princeton’s comic book exhibit spotlights superheroes of civil rights movement – This sounds really cool.

DC Entertainment – Swamp Thing: Will Patton Joins Cast as Avery Sunderland – Can’t wait for this show!

DC Entertainment – Swamp Thing: Kevin Durand Cast as Jason Woodrue – Another reason we’re excited!

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Batman #58

Comic Attack – Bitter Root #1

Advance Review: Bitter Root #1

One of the most underrated filmmakers of all time is Mario Van Peebles. His movies both entertain and provoke thought. New Jack City brought the world to the inner city and made it face the crack dilemma. Panther told the story of the Black Panthers through a rather unique perspective. Then there is the movie which I consider his best, Baadasssss, about his father’s monumental film that started the conversation of what Black people would like to see in theaters.

His movies filled a space where people rarely saw themselves on screen. The films sometimes were based on real life and sometimes delved into other genres where he made sure to change the game. He challenged the trope that black people usually died in fantasy and horror films by making them the heroes. His most recent show on Syfy, Superstition, revolved around a demon hunting family in New Orleans. This last foray into television yielded mixed results. It lacked a few things but was an exceptional concept. In the first issue of David Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene’s Bitter Root, the promise shown in that show is fully realized in a similar concept with a few twists.

We are transported to 1920s Harlem where a young couple is killed by mysterious circumstances. In the comic we meet the Sangerye family, a group of demon hunters whose purpose is to protect New York and cancel the apocalypse. We also meet Doctor Sylvester who is searching for a serum to control his supernatural condition. The Sangeryes may be his only hope.

Overall, the first issue is an excellent debut that unfolds like Dirty Dozen meets the Italian Job where one badass family is about to save the world.  The story by David F. Walker and Chuck Brown is action packed, epic, smart, funny and challenges just about every supernatural trope. The art by Sanford Greene is stunning and luminous. Altogether, one of the best books to come from Image in a while, one that already has changed the game.

Story: David F. Walker and Chuck Brown Art: Sanford Greene
Story: 10 Art: 9.6 Overall: 9.8 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Bitter Root Gets Covers from Sanford Greene and Mike Mignola

Image Comics has revealed two eye-catching covers for the forthcoming Bitter Root #1 by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene. Cover A features artwork by Greene and Cover B features artwork by Mike Mignola.

Bitter Root takes place in 1920s with the Harlem Renaissance in full swing. The new series will follow the Sangerye Family—New York (and the world’s) only hope for salvation from supernatural forces threatening doom and destruction. Once the greatest family of monster hunters in the world, the Sangeryes must move beyond the tragedies of the past, or be forced to sit back and watch an unimaginable evil ravage the human race.

Bitter Root #1 will hit stores on Wednesday, November 14th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, October 22nd.

Bitter Root #1 Cover A Greene – Diamond Code SEP180020
Bitter Root #1 Cover B Mignola – Diamond Code SEP180021
Bitter Root #1 Cover C Cowan – Diamond Code SEP180022
Bitter Root #1 Cover D Williams – Diamond Code SEP180023

Image Comics Announces Bitter Root at Rose City Comic Con

Image Comics announced at this year’s Rose City Comic Con an all-new ongoing series from David Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene that will launch in 2018 titled, Bitter Root.

Bitter Root is set in 1920s with the Harlem Renaissance in full swing. The new series will follow the Sangerye Family—New York (and the world’s) only hope for salvation from supernatural forces threatening doom and destruction. Once the greatest family of monster hunters in the world, the Sangeryes must move beyond the tragedies of the past, or be forced to sit back and watch an unimaginable evil ravage the human race.

Bitter Root #1 from Image Comics will hit stores in 2018.