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Red 5 Comics’ March 2022 Releases

See what Red 5 Comics has to offer in the latest previews with their releases coming in March 2022 and Free Comic Book Day taking place in May!

LEAD CITY #1

(W) Eric Borden (A) Kyle Brummond
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available March 30, 2022
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It’s 1873 when a blizzard strands Homesteader Colman Cooper and his family in a small town. He soon learns the town plays host to an annual contest that attracts thieves and killers from far and wide. With no way out Colman finds himself pitted against seven deadly fighters in the anything goes, tooth-and-nail battle for survival known as Lead City. Before Deadwood. Before Tombstone. Before Durango. There was Lead City.

LEAD CITY #1

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: CARRIERS / BEORN / DRAGON WHISPERER

(W) Ben Ferrari, Jay Huwer, Alex Deluca, Ben Bender (A/CA) Elias Martins, Glen Fernandez, Ben Bender
Rating: All Ages
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available April 13, 2022
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Look up in the sky! Together the Carriers protect the world from hidden threats and prove they are more than just ordinary pigeons. Dragon Whisperer 2 features the origin of the dragon Obsidian, from hatchling to mighty beast and leader of amazing creatures! Finally Beorn features an adventure about a little Viking and his quest to become a legend!
Exclusive Original Material

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: CARRIERS / BEORN / DRAGON WHISPERER

FICTIONAUTS #2

(W) Mauro Mantella (A) Leandro Rizzo (CA) Alvaro Papagiani
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available March 16, 2022
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Recently, a rash of unexplained disturbances across the fictional universe has started to tear it apart, and the heroes of Hypercity face the ultimate challenge when the mysterious Agent X threatens to bring down the barriers between our world and the world of stories! Dive headlong into the madcap, mind-bending world of the Fictionauts!

FICTIONAUTS #2

DOWNLOAD #4

(W) Scott Chitwood (A) Danny Luckert
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available March 9, 2022
JAN221613

In the grand finale of the series, Eric and his friends finally discover the origin and purpose of the Download. However, it may be too late for the kids as they must face off against the original threat the devices were designed to do battle against.

DOWNLOAD #4

CARRIERS #5 – Cover A

(W) Johnny Arnold (A) Jason Kemble (CA) Federico Guillen
FC · 32 page · $3.95
Available March 2, 2022
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The Giant Sized finale! An alien race enters New York City ready to assimilate with Earth’s technology. Only the Carriers have the ability to discover the truth behind these technological marvels and stop them before it’s too late.

CARRIERS #5 - Cover A

CARRIERS #5 – Cover B

(W) Johnny Arnold (A) Jason Kemble (CA) Shelby Robertson
FC · 32 page · $3.95
Available March 2, 2022
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The Giant Sized finale! An alien race enters New York City ready to assimilate with Earth’s technology. Only the Carriers have the ability to discover the truth behind these technological marvels and stop them before it’s too late.

CARRIERS #5 - Cover B

MEGA VOL. 1

(W) Salvador Sanz (A/CA) Salvador Sanz
FC · 108 page · $19.95
Available March 23, 2022
JAN221616

A gigantic creature has been awaken from its eternal sleep in Antarctica. The destructive monster, only known as “The Salamander”, has started a journey of chaos and destruction. The only thing that could stop this menace is another sleeping giant; a creature from under the ocean known as “Mega”.

MEGA VOL. 1

RAISE UP THE DEAD: A ZOMBIE COMICS ANTHOLOGY

(W) Agustin Alessio, Eduardo Risso, Luciano Saracino (A) Diego Agrimbau, Max Fiumara (CA) Agustin Alessio, Eduardo Risso
FC · 108 page · $17.95
Available March 30, 2022
JAN221617

In the world of the living dead you have two options… become food or become a zombie!? A group of talented comic authors come together in this volume to tell the scariest stories of the impending Apocalypse. We hope it will be useful as a guide for what is to come…

RAISE UP THE DEAD: A ZOMBIE COMICS ANTHOLOGY

Red 5 Comics in February 2022

FICTIONAUTS #1

(W) Mauro Mantella (A) Leandro Rizzo (CA) Alvaro Papagiani
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
Available February 16, 2022
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They’ve battled Moby Dick, matched wits with Dickens, and befriended a kingdom of evolved sea monkeys! They’re the genre hopping heroes of Hypercity: the Fictionauts! Fantasy is a serious business for this team, as they scour fictional worlds to right dangerous anomalies and preserve the balance between reality and imagination!

FICTIONAUTS #1

DOWNLOAD #3

(W) Scott Chitwood (A) Danny Luckert
FC · 32 pages · $3.95
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Available February 9, 2022

It’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt! Eric and his friends realize the devices from the Download are more dangerous than they thought. But can they trust the Serizawa Corporation with their secrets or are they the bigger threat?

DOWNLOAD #3

CARRIERS #4

(W) Johnny Arnold (A/CA) Jason Kemble (CA) Elias Martins, Jorge Cortes
FC · 32 page · $3.95
Available February 9, 2022
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A rogue group of owls called The Parliament are determined to show The Carriers that death is the only way to stop criminals from coming back. Can The Carriers stop this team of vigilantes without stooping to their level of extreme violence?

MERLIN & HECTOR VOL. 1

(W) Rodolfo Santullo (A/CA) Jok
FC · 108 page · $12.95
Available February 23, 2022
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All legends have an origin, all heroes an awakening. By fate’s design, a young swineherd named Merlin meets an intrepid thief named Hector. And it is at that moment, in that fortuitous encounter, when the legends are born: that of the greatest sorcerer known to men and that of King Arthur’s adoptive father. Together, Merlin and Hector will not only face the fearsome Skinshifters, but also discover what fate has in store for them. If they manage to survive…

MERLIN & HECTOR VOL. 1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Radio Apocalypse #1

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.

A Chance (Graphic Mundi) – A story about a family’s struggles and triumphs about raising kids, adoption, and struggles with health.

Almost American #3 (AfterShock) – This based on a true story comic series about Russian FSB agents who defect has been intriguing so far and as the tension and danger ramps up, we want to see how crazy this story really is!

Batman #117 (DC Comics) – “Fear State” has been one of the best Batman events in years and we’re excited to see how it ends and where it leaves the status-quo.

Batman Secret Files: The Gardener #1 (DC Comics) – The Gardener has been an x-factor of a character. We don’t know much about her but that’s going to change here!

Carriers #1 (Red 5 Comics) – A band of weaponized carrier pigeons, they soar the night sky looking for new threats and find their largest one yet when the Croc King comes climbing up out of the New York sewer!

Chicken Devil #2 (AfterShock) – A fast food chain owner seeks revenge against the mob who killed his family. There’s something very 80s about this series and we’re excited for that.

Commander Rao #1 (Scout Comics) – On the final dawn of an exhausted war, a rogue commander sets out on a warpath to confront a tyrannical baron. A year later, stories are sung of her heroism, but the mystery of her motives remains.

Dark Ages #3 (Marvel) – This alternate world story has been great so far and the twists have been excellent. Apocalypse looks like he’s unstoppable with the “heroes” he’s gathered, will the rest be able to stand up against him?

Getting Dizzy #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Dizzy wants to be the best but everything she’s tried has been a disaster. Now she needs to stand up to defend her neighborhood when the Negatrixes attack!

The Nice House on the Lake #6 (DC Comics) – Ending the first arc, it’s a doozy of an issue. Holy crap!

Primordial #3 (Image Comics) – We’re having a lot of fun with this weird alternate history involving the space race.

Radio Apocalypse #1 (Vault Comics) – Long after the rock out of space struck the world and turned it all to dust, in Bakerstown stands the last Radio Station on the planet. Radio Apocalypse broadcasting into the unknown. It’s the soundtrack to the end of the world!

Robins #1 (DC Comics) – What’s better than one Robin? All the Robins!

Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 (DC Comics) – There’s been some high-profile news lately about Jonathan Kent and his sexuality. This is the issue eyes are on. It’s already getting a new printing, so don’t miss the “event” that has made the mainstream news!

Wonder Woman: Evolution #1 (DC Comics) – We’re always excited to check out a new Wonder Woman series and where it’ll take the character. In this series she’ll stand trial as aliens judge humanity’s worthiness to exist in the universe!

Red 5 Comics in January 2022

DOWNLOAD #2

(W) Scott Chitwood (A) Danny Luckert
Available January 12, 2022
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After having his brain filled with designs for hundreds of mysterious devices, Eric and his friends begin discovering the strange and fantastic things they can do. They’re also about to find out that other people have received the Download in the past and powerful forces will do anything to get what’s in his mind.

DOWNLOAD #2

MEGA #2

(W) Salvador Sanz (A) Salvador Sanz
FC · 48 page · $7.99
Available January 19, 2022
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The gigantic creature known as “The Salamander” has taken the city of Montevideo by storm, destroying everything in its path. A little girl, advised by her apparently dead grandfather invoked “Mega,” another giant creature to stop the menace. Now the two monsters will clash, and the battle will bring the world to its knees.

MEGA #2

CARRIERS #3 – Cover A

(W) Johnny Arnold (CA) Seb Valencia (A/CA) Kurt Belcher
FC · 32 page · $3.95
Available January 5, 2022
NOV211636

The gigantic creature known as “The Salamander” has taken the city of Montevideo by storm, destroying everything in its path. A little girl, advised by her apparently dead grandfather invoked “Mega,” another giant creature to stop the menace. Now the two monsters will clash, and the battle will bring the world to its knees.

CARRIERS #3 - Cover A

CARRIERS #3 – Cover B

(W) Johnny Arnold (A) Kurt Belcher (CA) Luis Rivera, Hedwin Zaldivar
FC · 32 page · $3.95
Available January 5, 2022
NOV211637

The gigantic creature known as “The Salamander” has taken the city of Montevideo by storm, destroying everything in its path. A little girl, advised by her apparently dead grandfather invoked “Mega,” another giant creature to stop the menace. Now the two monsters will clash, and the battle will bring the world to its knees.

CARRIERS #3 - Cover B

MACHINE GIRL VOL. 2: MACHINE GIRL & THE SPACE INVADERS

(W) Matts (A/CA) Sergio Monjes
FC · 120 page · $14.95
Available January 26, 2022
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Machine Girl is back… in the ring! Not only is Megan (again) proving herself as the best fighter in the Galaxy, but she’s now part of a group of Space Pirates! And their latest adventure will lead them to an unexpected treasure, which will set a new course for the team headlong to a race of Space Invaders!

MACHINE GIRL VOL. 2: MACHINE GIRL & THE SPACE INVADERS

THE DARK AGE TPB

(W) Don Handfield (A) Leonardo Rodrigues, Pop Mahn, Alex Nascimento (CA) Nicholas Ely
FC · 192 page · $19.95
Available January 26, 2022
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In the near future all metal on earth suddenly turns to worthless piles of rust and dust. With no technology, no guns, no computers, humanity reverts to a violent feudal system. Each pocket of civilization is ruled by knights of wood and glass and  concrete. This is the new Dark Age.

THE DARK AGE TPB

Only a Group of Trained Carrier Pigeons Can Save NYC in Carriers

New York City is under attack and only a group of highly trained carrier pigeons can save it in Red 5 Comics’ newest all-ages action epic out this November, Carriers.

When talking alligators come out of the sewers and wreak havoc, when pirate animals invade the city looking for booty, when Mafioso falcons invade, when danger comes to New York the city needs heroes. And their going to get some, the most unlikeliest of heroes:  FABLE, GLADIUS, CHERRYBOMB, THE DARK DOVE.   They may not be the heroes New York wanted, they are the ones the city needs.

Carriers comes from writer Pilot Studios, created by Ben Ferrari and Erica J. Heflin with new stories by Heflin, and artists Jim O’Riley and Elias Martin. Look for the first five issues of Carriers monthly beginning November 2021 wherever Red 5 Comics are sold.

Carriers

Small Press Expo Announces the 2015 Ignatz Award Nominees

2015 Ignatz AwardThe Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels and alternative political cartoons, has announced the 2015 nominees for the annual presentation of the Ignatz Awards, a celebration of outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning.

The Ignatz, named after George Herriman’s brick-wielding mouse from his long running comic strip Krazy Kat, recognizes exceptional work that challenges popular notions of what comics can achieve, both as an art form and as a means of personal expression. The Ignatz Awards are a festival prize, the first of such in the United States comic book industry.

The nominees for the ballot were determined by a panel of five of the best of today’s comic artists, Lamar Abrams, Cara Bean, Robyn Chapman, Sophie Goldstein and Corrine Mucha, with the votes cast for the awards by the attendees during SPX. The Ignatz Awards will be presented at the gala Ignatz Awards ceremony held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9:30 P.M.

ComiXology will be sponsoring this year’s Ignatz Awards.

The 2015 Ignatz Award Nominees


Outstanding Artist

  • Emily CarrollThrough The Woods
  • Ed LuceWuvable Oaf
  • Roman Muradov (In a Sense) Lost and Found
  • Jillian TamakiSuperMutant Magic Academy
  • Noah Van SciverSaint Cole

Outstanding Anthology or Collection

  • Drawn and Quarterly, 25 Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels, edited by Tom Devlin, Chris Oliveros, Peggy Burns, Tracy Hurren, and Julia Pohl-Miranda
  • An Entity Observes All Things by Box Brown
  • How To Be Happy by Eleanor Davis
  • Pope Hats #4 by Ethan Rilly
  • SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki

Outstanding Graphic Novel

  • Beauty by Kerascoët and Hubert
  • The Oven by Sophie Goldstein
  • Rav by Mickey Zacchilli
  • Saint Cole by Noah Van Sciver
  • Wendy by Walter Scott

Outstanding Story

  • Doctors by Dash Shaw
  • “Me As a Baby” from Lose #6 by Michael DeForge
  • “Nature Lessons” from The Late Child and Other Animals by Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger
  • “Sex Coven” from Frontier #7 by Jillian Tamaki
  • Weeping Flower, Grows in Darkness by Kris Mukai

Promising New Talent

  • M. DeanK.M. & R.P. & MCMLXXI (1971)
  • Sophia Foster-DiminoSphincter; Sex Fantasy
  • Dakota McFadzeanDon’t Get Eaten by Anything
  • Jane MaiSoft
  • Gina WynbrandtBig Pussy

Outstanding Series

  • Dumb by Georgia Webber
  • Frontier edited by Ryan Sands
  • March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
  • Pope Hats by Ethan Rilly
  • Sex Fantasy by Sophia Foster-Dimino

Outstanding Comic

  • Borb by Jason Little
  • The Nature of Nature by Disa Wallander
  • The Oven by Sophie Goldstein
  • Pope Hats #4 by Ethan Rilly
  • Weeping Flower, Grows in Darkness by Kris Mukai

Outstanding Minicomic

  • Devil’s Slice of Life by Patrick Crotty
  • Epoxy 5 by John Pham
  • King Cat #75 by John Porcellino
  • Sex Fantasy #4 by Sophia Foster-Dimino
  • Whalen: A Reckoning by Audry

Outstanding Online Comic

SPX will be held Saturday, September 19 from 11AM to 7PM and Sunday, September 20, noon-6PM at The North Bethesda Marriott Convention Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Admission is $15 for Saturday, $10 for Sunday and $20 for both days.

This year’s image of Ignatz, as seen above, was created by 2014 Promising New Talent Winner Cathy G. Johnson.

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