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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 in our morning roundup.

ICv2 – Is DC Universe All That? Some Belated Thoughts on DC’s Streaming Service – What do you all think of the service?

The Beat – Black Comic Book Festival ’19 was a revolutionary celebration of blackness in comics – Who went to the show and what did you think?

Reviews

CBR – Black Widow #1
Talking Comics –
Isola #6
CBR –
Uncanny X-Men #10

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Black Widow #1

It’s a new week and we’ve got a long weekend here at GP HQ. We’re spending it getting ready for the week but expect the usual reporting for the day. No slowing down here!

Atlanta Journal Constitution – Batman comic book collection worth $1.4M stolen from Florida storage unit – If anyone has any information, please contact the police.

ABC15 Arizona – PD: Man tries to sell stolen comic books worth nearly $100K – Busted.

i24News – Graphic novel draws lessons from anti-Semitic 1933 riot in Canada – This sounds really interesting.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: A Haunted House with a Twist in Adam Szym’s Barge – Free comics!!!

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Carta Monir’s Poignant RIPMOM – And more free comics!!!

The Comichron – December 2018 sales slightly off on smallest new comics slate in years; DC’s 52 new comics its fewest since 1991 – For those that enjoy the horse race.

Reviews

Talking Comics – Black Widow #1
Comics Bulletin –
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1
Talking Comics –
Deadly Class #36
The Outhousers –
Meal
Talking Comics –
Middlewest #3
The Beat –
Neon Future #1
The Beat –
Seven Places Without You
Herts Advertiser –
Thor: God of Thunder Reborn

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Uncanny X-Men #10

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? 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.

Deadline – ‘Watchmen’: Hong Chau Joins Cast Of HBO Series – This series is really interesting just from the casting and what it it has us imagining what the series will be like.

Reviews

Newsarama – Black Widow #1
Newsarama –
Invaders #1
Newsarama –
Marvel Comics Presents #1
Comics Bulletin –
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell #1
Newsarama –
Uncanny X-Men #10
Comic Attack –
Young Justice #1

Review: Black Widow #1

She was dead, not so much anymore. Black Widow is back and hiding in the shadows, using her death to her advantage. Seeking adventure and jusitce she heads to Madripoor.

Black Widow #1 is by Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, Flaviano, Veronica Gandini, and Joe Caramagna.

Get your copy in comic shops on January 16! To find a comic shop near you, visit 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!

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.

It’s a short week of releases with the holiday and you can get every single issue for under $50! So, instead of picking which you should get, we’re doing something a little bit different with going over what they are and why you should check out each release!

Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon #1 (BOOM! Studios/KaBOOM!) – BOOM! Studios is continuing the world of Adventure Time after the series finale. Marceline and Simon are reunited and Simon must make amends for his time as Ice King.

Appalachian Apocalypse #1 (Cave Pictures Publishing) – The spiritually focused comic line launches with this series and we’re intrigued to see how it is and if they can do for spiritual comics like has been done with religious focused films.

Avatar: Tsu Teys Path #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – Avatar is a weird film and world that was such a breakthrough and didn’t go anywhere. Years later we’re getting sequels and it’ll be interesting to see how the comics build towards that.

The Batman Who Laughs #2 (DC Comics) – The breakout star of Dark Knights: Metal is back and he’s brought a friend. The first issue is solid and we’re so excited to see where this series goes.

Black Badge #6 (BOOM! Studios) – This series has been fantastic so far with its twisted take on the Boy Scouts and spy type stories.

Black Widow #1 (Marvel) – We’re a bit mixed on this first issue but it’s nice to see Black Widow back in her own series and it eventually gets to an interesting place. There’s just enough fun moments to check this one out.

Conan the Barbarian #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was fantastic and we’re expecting no less from this issue. A hell of a series debut for 2019.

Fantastic Four #6 (Marvel) – Last issue’s wedding actually happened! Now, we’ve got both Doctor Doom and Galactus to deal with. It’s old school Fantastic Four fun!

Goddess Mode #2 (DC Comics/Vertigo) – The first issue was a blend of tech/fantasy/magical girl and it worked really well. We want to see where it all goes in this second issue.

The Invaders #1 (Marvel) – Marvel is celebrating 80 years with this series and more! The series focuses on the Invaders both in World War II and today as Namor has a plan that’s been brewing and Captain America, Bucky, and the original Human Torch need to stop him.

Marvel Comics Presents #1 (Marvel) – 31 years has gone by since this series first debuted and we’re as excited to get this in our hands as we were back then. Three solid short stories to entertain.

Uncanny X-Men #10 (Marvel) – The end of “X-Men Disassembled” and it’s not what you think!

Preview: Black Widow #1

Black Widow #1

(W) Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska (A) Flaviano (CA) Clayton Crain
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

…AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH HER.
Natasha Romanoff was trained to kill. For years now she’s tried to overcome that programming, to side with the angels…to be a hero. And where’d that get her? Killed. By one of the few true friends she allowed herself to have. Now she’s back from the dead, angry as hell and finding those better angels harder and harder to hear. Jen and Sylvia Soska – the Twisted Twins of horror – join rising artist Flaviano to weave a web of vice, violence and vengeance that will net Natasha the biggest bad men she’s ever faced…or put her back in the ground for good.

Black Widow #1

Diamond Select Toys On Sale in October: Nightmares, Dark Nights and Carnage!

It’s a fright-filled October at your local comic shop, as a variety of spooky items make their way to stores from Diamond Select Toys! From the nightmare worlds of Dark Nights: Metal to the bloody battleground of Maximum Carnage to the horrific hamlet of Halloween Town, there’s a surplus of scary available this month!

In Stores 10/10/18

DC Comic Gallery Batman Who Laughs PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! A Batman who laughs is a Batman who wins! From the pages of Dark Nights: Metal comes the Batman Who Laughs, the leader of the Dark Knights, a team of evil Batmen from across the multiverse. This fully Jokerized Batman stands about 9 inches tall, and features a detailed sculpt with exacting painted details. The high-grade plastic statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar. Sculpted by Alterton. (Item #MAY182303, SRP: $45.00)

DC Gallery Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Comic Book PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Harley Quinn is the woman of the hour, the year and the decade, and this all-new PVC diorama captures her latest comic book appearance, with her corset, trademark hammer and red-and-blue pigtails! Sitting atop a crate of dynamite, Harley measures approximately 8 inches tall, and is made of high-quality PVC plastic with collectible-quality painted details. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #MAR182419, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Thor PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! What are you the god of again? The God of Thunder calls down the lightning as he holds aloft This 9-inch scale sculpture of Thor features detailed sculpting and collectible-quality paint applications. The PVC plastic diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #APR182164, SRP: $45.00)

In Stores 10/17/18

Marvel Comic Minimates Series 76 Maximum Carnage 2-Packs Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Let the carnage commence! Celebrating its 15th year, the Marvel Minimates line has dedicated its 76th assortment to the epic Spider-Man crossover, Maximum Carnage! Four specialty-exclusive 2-packs make up the assortment – Spider-Man with Black Cat, Venom with Doppelganger, Carnage with Demogoblin and Cloak with Dagger – and if you collect all four you get the pieces to build Shriek! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Designed by Barry Bradfield. (Assortment: Item #MAY182308, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Black Widow PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! This 9-inch scale sculpture of Black Widow shows her leaping over obstacles with her battle staff in hand. Featuring detailed sculpting and collectible-quality paint applications, this PVC plastic diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #APR182160, SRP: $45.00

In Stores 10/24/18

Kingdom Hearts Vinimates Halloween Town Vinyl Figures

A Diamond Select Toys release! The adventure continues, as the stars of the Kingdom Hearts game series travel to Halloween Town! In the home of Jack Skellington, first seen in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sora, Goofy and Donald each don a fantastically nightmarish costume, and now each is a Vinimates vinyl figure! Sculpted in the block-figure style, each 4-inch vinyl figure has a ball-jointed neck for additional posing options. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield!

Halloween Sora (Item #MAY182298, SRP: $9.99

Halloween Goofy (Item #MAY182299, SRP: $9.99

Halloween Donald (Item #MAY182300, SRP: $9.99

Legends in 3D Marvel Comics Deadpool Half Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Deadpool has a big mouth, and now that mouth just got a lot bigger! This ½ scale bust of the Merc with a Mouth is the biggest we’ve ever done, measuring approximately 10 inches tall with exacting sculpted details and the highest level of paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, this hand-numbered resin bust comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #APR182170, SRP: $150.00)

Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Town Square Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Hear ye, hear ye! The NBX Minimates line continues with this new, exclusive box set, featuring new versions of Jack Skellington, Sally, the Mayor, an exclusive Harlequin Demon figure, and an exclusive Town Square fountain diorama piece! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Set comes packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #MAY182296, SRP: $24.99)

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The weekend is almost here! While you count down the work day and wait for the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – Crime Wave: Erik Larsen and other Creators Turn to Twitter After Rash of NYCC Thefts – If anyone knows anything, please reach out.

ICv2 – WarnerMedia Gets in on the Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Action – What’s one more service to spend money on?

The Hollywood Reporter – Scarlett Johansson Lands $15 Million Payday for Black Widow Movie – Well deserved.

Publisher’s Weekly – Asian-Pop Makes Big Showing at New York Comic Con 2018 – It’ll be interesting to see what impact this has elsewhere.

 

Review

Talking Comics – Doomsday Clock #7

Cate Shortland Suits Up to Direct Black Widow

After a search that saw meetings with over 70 directors, Marvel Studios has found its director for its standalone Black Widow film. Cate Shortland will sit in the chair for the project that will star Scarlett Johansson.

The movie studio wanted a female director but at times looked towards male directors as well.

Johansson pushed for Shortland whose most known film was the 2012 critically acclaimed film Lore. Her most recent film was Berlin Syndrome in 2017.

While excitement was high for the film, some of fandom has cooled to the Johansson lead film after the actor’s questionable choices of roles and even more questionable responses for the films Ghost in the Shell and upcoming Rub & Tug.

(via THR)

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