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Better, Stronger, Faster: It’s Secret Agent Poyo from Skelton Crew Studio!!

Chew fans, Skelton Crew Studio has one for you as they’ve revealed their brand new Secret Agent Poyo! The new bust statue is 4.75-inches of cybernetically enhanced rooster, bursting out of a steel crate base, ready to kick ass, break hearts and take names.

Poyo is scultped by Jamie Macfarlane and the base is covered with Rob Guillory-isms like “Danger! Murderous bird inside!” and “PANIC NOW.”

The original mini-bust sold out of its run of 500 in 2014, so the Crew are doing something a littl different for this one. Secret Agent Poyo is ONLY going to be available to order for one month, til Oct. 16 — then they’ll set the run size and his badass will be no more. In “CHEW” merch tradition, each Secret Agent Poyo will come with a fight ticket signed by John Layman and Rob Guillory! Who’s Poyo’s unlucky opponent? MacGregor? Mayweather? MacGregor AND Mayweather?! You’ll just have to order and see!

In “CHEW” merch tradition, each Secret Agent Poyo will come with a fight ticket signed by John Layman and Rob Guillory! Who’s Poyo’s unlucky opponent? MacGregor? Mayweather? MacGregor AND Mayweather?! You’ll just have to order and see!

Skelton Crew Studio has also announced their Savoy statue has passed through U.S. Customs like a deft ninja and will soon be on his way to New England. Once he arrives, they’ll do the usual thorough inspection and hope to start shipping before the end of October!

Skelton Crew Studio Releases Mason Savoy Details to Chew On!

After lots of hints and teases Skelton Crew Studio has released the details on their Mason Savoy mini-bust!

Chew‘s Mason Savoy mini-bust will be going up for pre-order in the next 7-10 days. In case you missed, Savoy is going to be HUGE. Skelton makes all of their busts to scale with one another, as you can peep below.

Savoy is going to be more than 7.5 inches tall and twice as wide as Tony Chu — Tony doesn’t call him Fat Man for nothing. See how he towers over Tony and Poyo? Bad. Ass.

Skelton Crew Studio has already made 500 sold-out Poyos three years ago and 450 sold-out Tonys 18 months ago.

How many Savoy are they making? WE get to decide.

Savoy is going to be available for just ONE MONTH only, so grab him while he’s grab-able, and he’s going to be Kickstarter-style.

  • Once they crest 200 orders, boom!, he’s officially in production. Under 200 and that’s us telling Skelton no thank you, although given his looming gorgeousness and all-around awesomeness, I think we all hope that doesn’t happen.
  • Once they hit 250 orders, boom!, every order up to order no. 300 receives a bonus exclusive Fanboy vinyl Chog. Can’t “beet” that, can ya?!
  • And EVERY Savoy is signed by “CHEW”‘s amazing duo, John Layman and Rob Guillory! Because they’re great like that.

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Demon Chicken Poyo achieves a brutal finale this April

John Layman and Rob Guillory will unleash the final one-shot chronicling the action-packed exploits of the beloved homicidal cybernetic kung-fu rooster this April.

Poyo, the secret agent; Poyo, the warrior chicken—and now: Poyo, the demon chicken.

The final episode of the groundbreaking and historic Poyo trilogy: Demon Chicken Poyo. Hell wants him. Heaven won’t take him. Earth needs him. That was also the tagline for that godawful Constantine movie. But Poyo is so badass, he stole it from Keanu Reeves!

Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo #1 Cover A by Rob Guillory (Diamond code: FEB160499) hits stores Wednesday, April 20th. Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo #1 Cover B sketch variant (Diamond code: FEB160500) will also be available Wednesday, April 20th. Final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, March 28th.

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FAITH_002_COVER-C_PORTELATomorrow is new comic book day! We’ve got coverage of this week’s new releases and our picks in a bit. We’ve also got a really cool announcement today too!

Until then, here’s some comic news from around the web.

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Huffington Post – Graphic Novel Captures What It’s Like to Be Gay in Iran: Part 4 – Keep saying it, but it’s awesome to see this.


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CBR – Astonishing Ant-Man #5

CBR – Chew #55

CBR – Faith #2

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Days are counting down until a new year, but we still have one more new comic book day! We have our picks in a few hours, but are there any you’re excited for?

While you await for that, here’s some news from around the web to keep you entertained.

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CBLDF – 10 Comics CBLDF Defended in 2015 – Go support them!

Advocate – Steve Orlando Isn’t Waiting for Gay Heroes, He’s Creating Them – And you should read what he’s doing!

GamePolitics – FTC Closes 2015 With No New Secret Shopper Report – Maybe because everyone realized they were doing a good job?


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CBR – Chew #53

CBR – Daredevil #2

Talking Comics – King Conan: Wolves Beyond the Border #1

Talking Comics – Rocketeer at War #1

BlogCritics – Zombillenium: Control Freaks

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CBR – The Mission: Captain America & “Civil War,” “Creed” and the Ongoing Struggle – As always, a great read.

Democrat & Chronicle – Another conviction in Medina comic collector death – Good.

CBR – Marvel’s “Secret Wars” #9 Delayed Until January, 2016 – Pay up folks.

Comic Vine – WB Montreal is Expanding Their DC Universe Games – Nice!


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CBR –  Black Magick #2

CBR – Chew #52

CBR – City of Clowns

CBR – Saga #31

Mini Reviews

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for. These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews.


Cage Hero #1 is a surprisingly enjoyable mix of superpowers and mixed martial artists. A fun comic that has an amusingly unique take on the superhero origin story (even if the high school setting is somewhat familiar). Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read.

One of the more interesting takes on the vigilante heroes lately has come in the form of The Black Hood. Issue #6 is a standalone tale that focuses on the title character’s battle with an addiction to prescription  pain killers while he continues to go beyond the law in administering justice. The art is crisp and the colours entice you into the brutally honest world within these pages. Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Mono is a superbly envisioned collection about a secret agent with a prehensile tale that is, frankly, visually stunning. This was a collection that captivated me from start to finish with it’s mix of pulpy goodness and pseudo history, it was a joy to read. Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy


Art Ops #1 – A fascinating new Vertigo series I’m still trying to wrap my head around. It’s basic idea is that art is real, and there’s this agency that protects the beings within the pictures. At least that’s my understanding of it. It’s pretty out there. Not sure if I’m totally sold, but it’s absolutely original. Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

ARTOPS-Cv1-96f41The Black Hood #6 – A one-shot that seems like it’ll lead into the next story arc. Howard Chaykin joins on art, and while I figured out the twist a bit before it was revealed, the comic is still really entertaining. If you’re looking for a comic about a cop/junkie/vigilante, then look no further! Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Chew #51 – The series is coming to its finale and this is our first look after its major confrontation and battle. We get to see where some characters are in their lives and what the world is like. There’s still some big questions to be answered, but this comic continues the over the top humor that consistently gets me to laugh. Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

The Hangman #1 – This first issue is fascinating. It doesn’t quite get us to what I think is where the series goes next, but we learn about the boogeyman that is the Hangman in the mob. The comic is absolutely adult, and really puts the “dark” in Dark Circle. It definitely piqued my interest. Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Revival #34 – What brought all the folks back to life? We still don’t know what’s behind Revivers, but this issue has some impressive revelations that started to make the puzzle clearer. It’s also a hell of a confrontation between Dana and her father. It’s an issue full of emotion and catharsis, a great jumping on point. Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy


The final issue of the A-Force miniseries was awesome. Ending it with an all-out war that showcased dozens of Marvel Comics ladies was a great decision, and makes me super excited for the full series to come out. The series itself wasn’t as strong in the middle as its beginning, but it ended with a great climax and I can’t wait to see more. Overall Score: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Ms. Marvel ended on a high note in time for the big company-wide relaunch initiative. With Kamala’s world ending we finally get some plot points wrapped up in really satisfying ways, and the story ends in a really optimistic and emotional that is totally worthy of the Miss Marvel name. This was probably the best “Last Days” story to come out of Secret Wars, and I love that it left us with both closure and a great setup for things to come. I can’t wait to see what happens with the relaunch. Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy


Catwoman-45This has been a banner month for Catwoman, Constantine and Gotham Academy. Each has just printed it’s best issue yet. Each of these comics reaches a pinnacle of a completely compelling storyline here and delivers and delivers and delivers. These are among the best comics today. Buy. Buy. Buy.

Over the Garden Wall issues 1 and 2 are lovely contributions to the world of the animated show. I rewatched the cartoon after reading them and they fill in the blanks in the series so well that I would strongly suggest anyone who likes the cartoon pick up these comics immediately. They are charming and wistful like the series. They even contain a page of sheet music in the back! Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Heathen from comixology submit: promising fantasy/folklore story from a promising new creative talent Natasha Alterici. Compelling queer female lead. Evocative painted art. You can shiver it it looks so cold. I hope she continues the series! I’ll give it an 8 if she can keep this up! Recommendation: Buy.

Revenger from comixology submit: this is an angry comic. The art evokes Benjamin Marra (his art is also angry). If you are in the mood for angry, revenge violence with a very raw nerve core then give this a go. It’s got that ugly but compelling look to the art. Badass black butch female lead who reminds me of a cross between Grace Jones and The Man with No Name. Feels pretty punk rock. Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Buy

Concrete Park Volume 2 this is a radical scifi book with politics on it’s sleeve. Striking character design. Impeccable world building. Check out those maps! The world they invent is completely unique. An urban dystopia in space. Strong critique of the prison-industrial system and sexism. It deserves a full length review. This was the best thing I got at New York Comic Con. I love it so much! And I’ve only read the 2nd volume. Definitely going to buy the first one but I think it speaks to how well written the 2nd volume is that I was able to get totally involved in it without any of the earlier information. Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy


Colder: Toss the Bones #2 continues its trend of being creepy as hell. Nimble Jack’s relentless tormenting of Declan plays on the idea of that feeling that someone is watching you. The story toys with that psychological idea to great effect. It is uncomfortable seeing Declan unknowingly having his life manipulated by Jack. Each of Jack’s action are so dark and uncomplicated by morality, that he has become a menacing figure who seems unstoppable at this point. This comic is still proving to be one of the best horror comics out and one that needs your attention. Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is moving in a completely new and exciting direction after the epic conclusion of TMNT #50. Issue #51 sets the stage for a Turtles’ arc as they try and navigate their new position as, well, I won’t spoil it for you. Find out for yourself and see the one of the most interesting premises for a Turtles story I’ve seen in a long time. Overall 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write.

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