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Weekly Preview! AfterShock, Indie Comics, and Haylee and a Comet

There’s a lot of comics coming out this week to be covered. Check out some of what we’ll be reviewing and this is only the beginning!

This week’s reviews include:

  • Establishing Shot
  • Haylee and Comet: A Trip Around the Sun (Roaring Brook Press)
  • Monster Kill Squad #3 (Bad Idea)
  • Pyrate Queen #4 (Bad Idea)
  • Seven Swords #5 (AfterShock)
  • Star Runner Chronicles: Dark Star (Atlantis Studios)

Already Reviewed:

AfterShock, Little Brown and Company, Roaring Brook Press, and Atlantis Studios provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Review: Borders

A mother and son are caught between the Canadian and American border in this exploration of identity and family.

Story: Thomas King
Art: Natasha Donovan

Get your copy in comic shops! 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 (hardcover)
Amazon (paperback)

Little Brown and Company provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Weekly Preview! Graphic Novel Week!

There’s a lot of comics coming out this week to be covered. Check out some of what we’ll be reviewing and this is only the beginning!

This week’s reviews include:

  • Borders (Little Brown Books)
  • Stoned Master #1
  • Hakim’s Odyssey (Graphic Mundi)
  • Tiny Dancer (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  • To Dance: Special Edition (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  • The Secret Garden on 81st Street (Little Brown Books)

Little Brown Books, Graphic Mundi, and Atheneum Books for Young Readers provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Around the Tubes

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All kinds of comic book related news is flying around the tubes.  We can’t cover everything, but doesn’t mean we can’t link to others.

Around the Blogs:

The Comics Chronicle – February 2011 comics sales: A rebound, a record low, and a pricing retreat – We’re not experts in sales numbers, luckily other sites are.

Icv2 – Publishers to Borders: ‘We Want Our Books Back’ – I’d hope they’d get their books back if they’re not paid for them.

Comics Alliance – 11 of the Most Hilariously Unlicensed Pieces of Bootleg Super-Hero Merchandise – How come I never find this crap when I look for it? What are dollar stores worth, if not purchasing things like this?

Bleeding Cool – Spider-Man Shocker: Highest Graded Copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 Goes For $1.1 Million – Yeah, we had some change in our couch we felt like spending.

The Daily Cartoonist – Terry Laban launches new online graphic novel – A mystic story taking place in Siberia? Ok then!

First Comic News – Casper the Friendly Ghost returning to comic books – Do we finally get to find out if he’s the ghost of Richie Rich and when’s the eventual X-Files crossover?

Borders Issues Has Ripple Effect

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TokyopopAs reported on ICv2, Borders monetary issues is causing troubles for publishers.  Borders was an early champion of Manga at one point accounting for 40% of it’s sales in the U.S.  While the percentage isn’t quite as high, it’s still a large chunk of Manga sales, and that’s why those publishers are hurting now that Borders stopped paying it’s bills.

Tokyopop’s CEO Stuary Levy commented to ICv2 about the situation:

The facts are simple. Borders—our biggest customer—went bankrupt, owed us a lot money, which they didn’t pay us, and as a result we are in a very challenging situation, and have had to react quickly to the situation. We did need to let a few people go—and it’s horrible for everyone involved to ever have to let people go. We will continue to do everything we can to evolve the manga business and we very much appreciate the support of our fans, our partners, our creators, and out retail customers.

Tokyopop has had some recent success, but that hasn’t prevented it from being hit.  If you don’t get paid, doesn’t matter how many books you sell.

Top Cow Invites You To A Discussion and Signing of Rest and Berserker with Milo Ventimiglia

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., October 25, 2010 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that DiVide Pictures’ Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) will be doing an in-store signing for, as well as discuss, Rest and Berserker at Borders in Southern California on Wednesday, October 27 at 7pm.

Rest tells the story of John Barrett, a man in his late 20’s, whose life is going nowhere.  He is stuck in a dead-end job with no friends and no future.  When his best friend from college mysteriously resurfaces with news of a new wonder drug that replaces sleep, John falls into a conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history.  Written by Mark Powers (GI Joe) with art by Shawn McManus (Sandman) and Marco Castiello (Witchblade).

Berserker centers on Aaron and Farris, two young and completely different men who discover an animalistic and uncontrollable rage living inside them.  Meanwhile, two mysterious organizations seek them out for their newfound strength and power for their own purposes.  But what good is strength and power when you can’t tell friend from foe?  From screenwriter Rick Loverd and artist Jeremy Haun (Chuck, Detective Comics) comes a raw, blood series in the spirit of Wanted!

Borders is located at 3700 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503. There is no charge for the signing and Borders will have copies of both Rest and Berserker softcovers on hand for sale during the event.

Rest TPB 1 mockup

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