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Review: The Adventures of The Mad Tsar

Three stories revolving around the “Mad Tsar” of Russia as he attempts to bring peace and reform to his people and land.

Originally publishing in France in three volumes, The Adventures of the Mad Tsar is now collected in one graphic novel.

Story: Tarek
Art: Lionel Chouin
Translation: Andrew Benteau

Get your copy 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.

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

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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.

Adventures of the Mad Tsar (Black Panel Press) – Collecting the three volume French graphic novel about a deposed Tsar who’s replaced with a lookalike. Watch our review.

Aquaman: The Becoming #1 (DC Comics) – We know the character has a big future ahead in the DC Universe, so we’re intrigued how he gets there.

Barb the Last Berzerker Vol. 1 (Simon & Schuster) – Barb is a Berzerker and will need to defeat Witch Head to save her friends and land.

Batman #113/Batman Secret Files: Miracle Molly #1 (DC Comics) – “Fear State” has been solid so far and Miracle Molly and intriguing new addition to the characters of Gotham. We’re excited to dive into each new chapter of this solid “Bat Event”.

Bunny Mask #4 (AfterShock) – A nice mix of horror and psychological mystery, the series has us guessing what will happen next and what’s going on.

Death of Doctor Strange #1 (Marvel) – Yes, we know this is only until the next movie but we’d be lying if we weren’t intrigued, especially since Marvel seems to be all over in their focus on the “magical” side of their comic universe.

Eat the Rich #2 (BOOM! Studios) – An outsider enters the world of the rich… who might be cannibals?!

Fist of the North Star Vol. 2 (VIZ Media) – A new edition of the classic manga series in a nice hardback cover. It’s a martial arts version of Mad Max and a lot of fun.

Frontiersman #1 (Image Comics) – An intriguing new series about a former superhero coaxed out of retirement by an environmentalist group. As a spokesperson, old enemies return and new enemies make him a target.

Moon Knight #3 (Marvel) – The lack of focus on Moon Knight’s Jewish roots is a bit frustrating (a Jewish hero “enslaved” by an Egyptian God writes itself) but the series has been impressive. A new villain shows a lot of potential as the character’s status quo gets shaken up before his show debuts.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #4 (IDW Publishing) – It’s been a bit but we’re excited for the series’ return and our return to the world of the last Turtle.

X-Men: Onslaught Revelation #1 (Marvel) – Onslaught. Nuff said.

Review: Illegal Cargo

No one is illegal. Augusto Mora explores immigration in his haunting graphic novel Illegal Cargo from Black Panel Press. Out in comic shops in July 2021, this graphic novel explores the topic through a story of a father leaving everything behind to find his daughter.

Story: Augusto Mora
Art: Augusto Mora

Get your copy 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.

Amazon
comiXology
Kindle
Black Panel Press


Black Panel Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site

Review: The Adventures of The Mad Tsar

Three stories revolving around the “Mad Tsar” of Russia as he attempts to bring peace and reform to his people and land.

Originally publishing in France in three volumes, The Adventures of the Mad Tsar is now collected in one graphic novel.

Story: Tarek
Art: Lionel Chouin
Translation: Andrew Benteau

Get your copy 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.

Amazon
comiXology
Kindle
Black Panel Press

Black Panel Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site

Review: The Man in the Painter’s Room

A graphic novel by Jamison Odone, The Man in the Painter’s Room focuses on the end of Vincent Van Gogh’s life as he lived at the Auberge Ravoux inn. There he attempted to find peace while creating over 75 works of art in just three months.

Based on the first-hand account of Adeline Ravous, the innkeeper’s daughter, The Man in the Painter’s Room is an interesting exploration of a person finding beauty in the world while struggling with the darkness within.

Story: Jamison Odone
Art: Jamison Odone

Get your copy now!

Black Panel Press
Amazon
Kindle

Black Panel Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Review: The Corsair

The Corsair

Starz Network has had some shows that have more than captured the public’s attention. The recently concluded Power has made the network a destination for prestige shows. Then there is the period drama, Da Vinci’s Demons which told a rather blustery vision of the tortured genius. Then there are the three adaptations of Philippa Gregory’s books which recounts famous historical events in England through the eyes of the prominent female royals that occupied those courts.

My favorite show of all time from the network is Black Sails. The show sought to tell the story of an island where a good number of history’s most famous pirates converged to war against each other and eventually to join each other in a world that sought to wipe out their existence. It was true light to the many names that ran through history but also to show they became immortal in the eyes of the readers of swashbuckling tales. In the graphic novel, The Corsair, we find another sea tale, one in which this crew of pirates with a mix of the mystical, search for the treasure of one Captain “Calico Jack” Rackham.

In these times of peace with the treacherous Albion, an incredible event will upset the monotonous routine of the King of France’s corsairs.

A veritable genie, distant cousin of Aladdin’s genie from ‘1001 Nights’, offers them three wishes. These expert pirates fall into a series of adventures which will make them cross the southern seas in the search of The Treasure of Rackham The Cruel.

In his direct and bright painting style, artist Vincent Pompetti brings an epic breath to this story of pirates imagined by wrier Tarek.

The story is one of adventure and mysticism mixing on familiar pirate tropes with those of wishes granted be genies. It’s a mix of genres you don’t see too often and delivers an exciting swashbuckling tale on the high seas.

Overall, The Corsair is an exciting tale that gives me echoes of Black Sails with a bit of Aladdin. That combination makes this graphic novel more than seaworthy. The story by Tarek is more true to life of what the pirates went through than the tall tales that inhabit the genre. The art by Pompetti is incredibly beautiful. Altogether, a tale which is clever, well developed, and has me rearing to watching a rerun of Black Sails.

Story: Tarek Translation: Andrew Benteau Art: Vincent Pompetti
Story: 10 Art: 9.6 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy