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Excalibur #9

The weekend is almost here! How will you all be spending it in these strange times? Anything geek planned? Sound off in the comments. While you wait for the weekday to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – GameStop: We Can Stay Open During Lockdowns Because We’re ‘Essential Retail’ – Pretty sure digital downloads would disagree.


AIPT – Black Stars Above #5
AIPT – Excalibur #9
AIPT – King Thor
But Why Tho Podcast – Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #9

Vault Unveils the Virtual Convention Vanguard Con, Launching Today

As part of Vault’s ongoing virtual convention, Vault Vanguard Con, the publisher announced a plethora of new online events that will take place over the next week.

First, Vault will hold a reddit AMA on the r/comics subreddit tomorrow, Thursday March 19th, from 4:00-5:00pm MST. Fans can ask the Vault team whatever questions they like and get advice on any comics-related topic under the sun. 

Then, over the next few days Vault will release a series of special videos from a wide array of Vault creators on their social media channels.

The videos from Vault creators will include: 

  • BLEED THEM DRY’s Eliot Rahal 
  • ENGINEWARD’s George Mann and Joe Eisma
  • HEAVY’s Max Bemis & Eryk Donovan
  • HUNDRED WOLVES’ Myke Cole and Tony Akins 
  • FINGER GUNS’ Justin Richards 
  • THE PLOT’s Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci
  • CULT CLASSIC: CREATURE FEATURE’s Eliot Rahal and John Bivens
  • BLACK STARS ABOVE’s Lonnie Nadler and Jenna Cha
  • NO ONE’S ROSE’s Zac Thompson & Emily 

You can watch the debut video, from BLACK STARS ABOVE‘s Lonnie Nadler and Jenna Cha: 

For a limited time, Vault fans can order special T-shirts featuring designs from their favorite Vault comic series, including Heathen, Finger Guns, Money Shot, The Plot, Sera and the Royal Stars, Resonant, She Said Destroy, Submerged, Friendo, Wasted Space, Queen of Bad Dreams, Black Stars Above, These Savage Shores, Fissure, Heavy, Hundred Wolves, Bleed Them Dry, and more.

Further, Vault fans can order very special limited edition Vanguard Con exclusives, including:

A deluxe, limited edition Finger Guns #1 Glitter Variant by Jen Hickman.


A deluxe, limited edition These Savage Shores Gold Foil Edition TPB.

These Savage Shores Gold Foil Edition TPB

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La Voz de Mayo Tata Rambo

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Newsarama – Best Known Copy of Marvel Comics #1 Expected to Fetch $1 Million at Auction – Who wants to go in on this?

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Punching up with The Blue Valkyrie – Free comics!


Newsarama – Black Stars Above #1
IGN – Fallen Angels #1
Newsarama – Fallen Angels #1
By Why Tho Podcast – La Voz de Mayo Tata Rambo
Comic Attack – Legion of Super-Heroes #1
Talking Comics – New Mutants #1
Talking Comics – X-Force #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

For Real #1

Wednesdays 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 Wednesday.

Black Stars Above #1 (Vault Comics) – Set in 1887, the series follows a gil who flees her trapper family that’s overbearing to get lost in a dreamlike winter wilderness that harbors a cosmic threat.

Dollhouse Family #1 (DC Comics/Hill House Comics) – We’re intrigued where more of Joe Hill’s currated line of comics is going.

Fallen Angels #1 (Marvel) – The initial line-up of Dawn of X debuts and it’s an intriguing one.

Family Tree #1 (Image Comics) – The fact Jeff Lemire, Phil Hester, and Eric Gapstur is behind this should be enough. The story focused on a family’s journey to find a cure for their daughter who’s turning into a tree.

Far Sector #1 (DC Comics/DC’s Young Animal) – A new Green Lantern tale from Gerard Way’s imprint? We’re very intrigued.

Folklords #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Matt Kindt and Matt Smith team up for a new series which flips the fantasy/real world dynamic.

For Real #1 (Uncivilized Books) – Jack Kirby fights two battles in two ears. The first is cancer and the other is World War II.

Ginseng Roots #2 (Uncivilized Books) – Craig Thompson’s series of comics about his life picking ginseng is unique with some amazing art.

La Voz De Mayo Rambo (Image Comics) – The history of Ramon Jaurigue, an orphan and WWII veteran who co-founded the Mexican, American, Yaqui, and Others (M.A.Y.O.) organization, which successfully lobbied the Tucson City Council to improve living and working conditions for members of the Pascua Yaqui tribe.

Science Comics: Skyscrapers (First Second) – This series of graphic novels is fantastic. It both entertains and educates.

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House of X #6

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Newsarama – A Real-Life Joe Kubert Library To Open in New York – More of these please.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Explore the creepy vignettes of The Other Side – Free comics!


The Beat – Black Stars Above #1
Newsarama –
Contagion #1
Herts Advertiser –
Dead Man Logan Vol. 1
Talking Comics –
Ghost Rider #1
Talking Comics –
House of X #6
Herts Advertiser –
Marvel Platinum: The Definite Spider-Man Redux

Black Stars Above from Lonnie Nadler, Jenna Cha, Brad Simpson, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, and Vault Comics this November

Vault is thrilled to announce Black Stars Above, a terrifying new comic book series that is part of Vault’s annual autumnal horror imprint, Nightfall.  

A horror story that’s part The Revenant and part At the Mountains of Madness, Black Stars Above is a chilling historical cosmic horror tale of survival from the deranged minds of writer Lonnie Nadler and debut artist Jenna Cha, with colorist Brad Simpson, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

The year is 1887 and a storm brews. A young fur trapper flees her overbearing family only to get lost in a dreamlike winter wilderness that harbours a cosmic threat. The fur trade is dead and the nation is changing. Yet, Eulalie Dubois has spent her entire life tending to her family’s trapline, isolated from the world. A chance at freedom comes in the form of a parcel that needs delivering to a nameless town north of the wilderness. Little does Eulalie know, something sinister hides in those woods and it yearns for what she has. 

Black Stars Above #1 will receive a Vault Vintage B Cover by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel that pays tribute to Frank Miller’s iconic cover to Whiteout, by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber (Oni Press, 1999). The Vault Vintage cover line celebrates the artistic achievements of both modern and legendary comics artists. 

Black Stars Above #1 hits store shelves on November 6th, 2019.

Black Stars Above #1