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Preview: Nobody is in Control

NOBODY IS IN CONTROL

Writer: Patrick Kindlon / Artist: Paul Tucker / Letterer: Wallace Ryan
Mature / $16.99 / 132 pages

When Richard sees a man run through his yard, he follows him out of concern. This deep in the woods, he must be lost… must be in trouble. Bust soon it’s Richard in peril, as this stranger drags him into a deep, twisted web of conspiracy going back hundreds of years. By writer Patrick Kindlon (Survival Fetish, There’s Nothing There, We Can Never Go Home), artist Paul Tucker (Tet), and hand-lettered by Wallace Ryan. Collects issues 1-4.

NOBODY IS IN CONTROL

Picturestart Nabs 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank

4 Kids Walk Into a Bank

Picturestart has won the rights to 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, the comic series by Matthew Rosenberg and Tyler Boss. The series was published starting in 2016 by Black Mask Studios. Matt Pizzolo of Black Mask is attached to produce the film along with Rosenberg and Boss.

Picturestart will develop, produce, and co-finance the film. Matthew Robinson has been tapped to pen the adaptation.

When a group of bumbling criminals shows up in her father’s life looking to pull one last job, young Paige has two choices – let her father get caught up in their criminal hijinks or enlist her three best friends to do the job first. Paige picks the bad one.

The series was praised by both fans and critics alike. Rosenberg and Boss are re-teaming for a new comic series, What’s The Furthest Place From Here?, which will be published by Image Comics.

Check Out Today’s New Digital Comic releases of Nearly 150 New Comics

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Preview: Gravetrancers

Gravetrancers

Writer: M.L. Miller / Artist: James Whynot / Colorist: Dee Cunniffe / Letterer: Jim Campbell
Mature / $16.99 / 116 pages

On a journey to track down the grave of their estranged father, Maribel and Anthony find their way to the Malort Cemetery, a strange, seemingly abandoned field of mostly unmarked tombs. There they encounter an eccentric clan of grave-robbers who’ve devised a highly-addictive drug made from human remains–and the fresher the corpse, the stronger the dose.

What started out as an attempt to reconnect with the past becomes a descent into a psychedelic, neon-colored nightmare.

Will Maribel and Anthony find their way through the hallucinogens or will they become the next hit?

Written by M.L. Miller (Pirouette) and featuring mind-shredding artwork by artist James Michael Whynot, Gravetrancers delivers a grisly grindhouse tale of taboo and terror. Collects issues 1-4.

Gravetrancers

Preview: Breathless

Breathless

Writer: Pat Shand / Artist: Renzo Rodriguez / Colorist: Mara Jayne Carpenter / Letterer: Jim Campbell
Mature / $16.99 / 116 pages

It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer if the villains were big pharma.

Scout Turner works as a cryptozoologist, examining and cataloguing supernatural creatures for scientific purposes. When she discovers the cure for asthma in the venom of a new breed of monster, she quickly finds herself on the run from Kenilworth Pharmaceuticals and the monsters that they’ve hired to kill her. With no one by her side but her clueless assistant, a morally ambiguous succubus, and her geriatric dog, Scout goes on the run… but in a world controlled by money and drugs, can she escape the reaching claws of a medical monopoly? From Pat Shand (Snap Flash Hustle) and Renzo Rodriguez (Hellchild) comes this healthcare horror story about the monsters creeping in the dark… human or otherwise. Collects issues 1-4.

Breathless

Review: Jade Street Protection Services

JADE STREET PROTECTION SERVICES

Jade Street Protection Services is a colorful and diverse graphic novel following the adventures of five magical adolescent girls in an elite private boarding school, Matsdotter Academy, that harnesses their powers.  Saba, Noemi, Divya, Kai, and Emma are far from model students and find themselves in detention with one another. They cut their punishment short for kebabs, frozen yogurt, and fun moments for themselves only to end up encountering more trouble than pastimes. The comic describes itself as “The Breakfast Club of Hogwarts” and that fits quite well.

Jade Street Protection Services collects the individual issues featuring four chapters each presenting us with different settings and scenarios for us to see how our five protagonists utilize their gifts and come together as a team. Written by Katy Rex, the overall story is good, fast-paced, and full of action.

The main attraction of Jade Street is its immensely vivid and colorful artwork that is consistently cohesive and gradients naturally from page to page and panel to panel. Fabian Lelay provides the linework, Mara Jayne Carpenter the color, and Taylor Esposito handles lettering. Its overall scintillating look is further emphasized by its diverse characters of various backgrounds, including an autistic, non-verbal protagonist.  

It’s very face on and what you see is what you get. 

Story: Katy Rex Art: Fabian Lelay
Color: Mara Jayne Carpenter Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Editor: Magdalene Visaggio Cover Art: Annie Wu

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Check Out today’s New Digital Comic Releases with Over 175 New Comics!

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Zenescope

Preview: Survival Fetish

Survival Fetish

Writer: Patrick Kindlon / Artist: Antonio Fuso / Letterer: Jim Campbell
Mature / $19.99 / 148 pages

Downtown Honolulu is a sniper alley, and Saheer runs it better than anyone. He’s a local celebrity for transporting medicine and information across a no-man’s land occupied by militias and street gangs. But what people say about you is never the full story, and when the cheers die out Saheer is left with just his anxieties… and his secrets. From Patrick Kindlon (We Can Never Go Home, Nobody Is In Control) and illustrator Antonio Fuso (James Bond, upcoming Mr. Robot), Survival Fetish is a pulse-pounding thrill-ride that mixes political intrigue with deep characters and high octane action.

Survival Fetish

Preview: Devil Within

Devil Within

Cover: Tula Lotay
Writer: Stephanie Phillips / Artist: Maan House / Colorist: Dee Cunniffe / Letterer: Troy Peteri
Mature / $16.99 / 100 pages

Paranormal entities. Demonic possessions. Or is it madness? When newly engaged Michelle and Samantha move into an old house, Michelle starts experiencing disturbing events… rogue reflections in mirrors, strange apparitions, and an eerie voice only she can hear. Samantha doesn’t believe in ghosts, but the alternative might be even more terrifying in this hauntingly paranoid thriller from writer Stephanie Phillips (Butcher of Paris) and artist Mann House (Witchblade).

Devil Within

Comics Deserve Better Episode 5: “Folklords by Matt Kindt, Matt Smith, Chris O’Halloran, Jim Campbell”

In this episode of Comics Deserve Better, Brian, Darci, and Logan discuss cartoonist Kate Leth‘s pattern of racism, transphobia, and fatphobia. Logan shares some of his personal experiences with Leth, and this is very much editorial and not news reporting. Next, they talk about some great indie comics like Undone by Blood, Helena Rose, “Checking Out” from Medium, and the Manga Classics series as well as upcoming titles like Black Mask StudiosThe Last Song #3 and The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott.

Finally, his week’s “Main Course” is Matt Kindt and Matt Smith‘s fantasy series Folklords, which leads to a hearty debate among the hosts and many Tolkien references. (Episode art by Jeff Smith)

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