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Preview: Puppet Master #20


Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Marco Carrillo (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover A: Marco Carrillo (pencils/inks), Dan Olvera (colors)
Variant B: Standard Cover Sketch: Marco Carillo (pencils/inks)
Variant C: Hand Painted Cover: Kelly Williams (pencils/inks/colors)
Variant D: Glenn Lumsden (pencils/inks/colors)
Variant E: Interlocking Kill Cover (with Kill-A-Fan contest winners!) (Interlocks covers are the Halloween Special, #19, 20, & 21): Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks) , Gene Jimenez (colors)
Variant F: Interlocking Kill Cover Sketch (with Kill-A-Fan contest winners!): Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks)
32 pgs./ T+ / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

More ghosts from Andre Toulon’s past come to light as he and the Retro Puppets dig deeper into the truths behind the Peterstown cult. The Great Transition is coming.  Can Toulon and the Puppets stop it? Should they even try?

Variant and variant sketch covers limited to 1,500 copies each.

The Kill Cover interlocks with the Halloween Special, Issues #19, and 21!


Preview: Zombie Tramp #31


Writer(s): Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Celor
Cover Artist(s): Celor (cover A – regular, B, E and F), Dan Mendoza (cover C-D)
Cover B – Risqué (limited to 2500): Celor
Cover C – variant (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover D – risqué variant (limited to 2500): Celor Dan Mendoza
Cover E – Vampblade variant (limited to 2000): Celor
Cover F – Vampblade risqué variant (limited to 2500): Celor
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

Janey and her road crew continue their battle with The Brotherhood of Monster Truckers, but when the monsters appear to be possessed by space parasites, it’s time to call on an old friend… or more like frenemy! Vampblade returns, fighting alongside Zombie Tramp this time!

Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including a pair of variants by Dan Mendoza and new series artist Celor!!


Preview: Peter David’s Arful #2


Writer: Adapted by Nicole D’Andria from the Peter David novel
Artist Name: Laura Neubert
Cover Artist(s): Laura Neubert
32 pgs./ A / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

An adaptation of award winning author and comics legend Peter David’s novel Artful, this Oliver Twist spin-off has a dark comedic twist: vampires. Mr. Fang is confronted by Van Helsing while Dodger and his new friend Drina search for Van Helsing’s son Bram. Plus there are vampires. Lots and lots of vampires.


Preview: Miraculous #9


Writer(s): Zag Entertainment
Artist Name(s): Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist(s):  Zag Entertainment
Arranged and Adapted by: Cheryl Black and Nicole D’Andria
64 pgs./ E / FC

Alix’s classmates unwittingly break a priceless watch that her father had just entrusted her with. Hawk Moth takes advantage of Alix’s distress to akumatize her. She then turns into Timebreaker and intends to use her powers to go back in time and save her precious watch before it gets broken. As she tries to stop her, Ladybug travels back in time too, and meets another Marinette and another Ladybug!


Preview: Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess #3


Writer(s): Steve Bryant
Artist Name(s): Steve Bryant
Cover Artist(s): Steve Bryant (COVER A), JK Woodward (COVER B)
32 pgs./ T / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

The all-new series starring the fan-favorite pulp heroine concludes. The Nazis stand on the precipice of harnessing the power of the Hollow Earth. To stop the ultimate evil from seizing world domination Athena Voltaire must fight them to the death atop an active volcano!


Preview: Brigands #3


Writer(s): Ram V
Artist Name(s): Nick Barber, ROSH, Kel Nuttall
Cover Artist(s): Mukesh Singh
32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99

Stilian, Grizzly and Veina plan their escape from the Barren Halls prison hold. But old grudges must first be burried and new fights must be picked. Stilian Desault must overcome an impossible wall and his own reputation if he is to make it out alive and recruit an old foe, Grizzly, to his cause. Even as events in the prison pan out and a dangerous new enemy is made, far away in the Rhool desert a pious man and a soldier seek to safeguard The Myros Pendulum from the band of Brigands out to steal it.


Preview: The Circle #2


Writer: Damon Clark
Artist Name: Alyzia Zherno
Cover Artist(s): Alyzia Zherno, Sami Makkonen
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

Christian has found his place with his new Circle of friends, but he soon finds out not everyone is what they seem. He will perform his first ritual and his first kill, and now he wants out!


Preview: Cougar & Cub #1


Writer(s): Nick Marino, Rosie Knight
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

The courageous Cougar and the cunning Cub are Megaville’s ferocious feline fighters, tussling with an outrageous rogues gallery and prowling the city for crime all the time. But when a slow night on the job turns into a saucy encounter in the sack, the age old question will finally be answered… WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SUPERHERO HAS SEX WITH THEIR SIDEKICK?

Don’t miss this sin-tillating new series from the creators of HOLY F*CK, with bombastic backups written by newcomer Rosie Knight!

Plumb the depths of passion with our Love Is Gross variant, or take a trip to the golden age with our Flashback Backup variant cover!


Review: Voracious: Feeding Time #2

voracious-ft-2-coverIf you’ve been reading Voracious then you’re going to love this issue. If you haven’t been reading Voracious then you are missing out on one of the most underrated comic books of the year with a concept so uniquely interesting that you wonder why it has never been thought of before (but if it had, then there is no way it would have been done as well as Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr are doing it here); a time travelling dinosaur hunting chef, who serves dinosaur steaks.

But what if it wasn’t our past that Nate was returning too? What if his actions were having unintended consequences that he was utterly oblivious too?

At this point, if you’ve been following anything I’ve been writing about the series then it should come as no surprise that I’m a fan – it did land Best Mini-Series or One Shot in my Best Of 2016 list, after all. But with that love of all things Voracious comes a pretty high set of expectations with each subsequent issue that the creators have met effortlessly each time. As ingenious as the concept of time-traveling chef Nate Willner opening a diner using dinosaur meat is, there’s only so far that concept will go before the food goes stale. Voracious: Feeding Time #1 immediately allayed that concern with the introduction of some new characters and a glimpse at the consequences of the first arc.

This issue we’re back with the staff of our favorite diner, and we see… look out of respect for you, the creators, and my own reluctance to divulge spoilers I’m not going recap the issue here. Suffice to say that yet again Naso, Muhr and colourist Andrei Tabacaru have delivered another amazing chapter in a series that continues to amaze me – even more impressive a feat considering how much I expect from the series now.

Story: Marisan Naso Art: Jason Muhr Colourist: Andrei Tabacaru
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy (but make sure this isn’t your first issue, or it may not make as much sense to you).

Action Lab provided a FREE copy for review, but I will be buying a copy Wednesday

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

southernbastards16_coverartbWednesdays 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!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.


Top Pick: Voracious: Feeding Time #2 (Action Lab Entertainment) – Is anybody surprised by this? I mean… it’s not like I make a secret of the fact I absolutely love this series.

Ninjak #23 (Valiant) – Another unsurprising pick – there is usually always at least one Valiant book on my pull list each week, and I’ve been looking forward to this arc based entirely on the return of Master Darque (according to the name of the story, anyway).

All-Star Batman #6 (DC Comics) – Scott Snyder is still the best current writer of Batman, and for me this series exemplifies that.

Doctor Strange/Punisher: Magic Bullets #2 (Marvel) – A team-up that makes no sense? Sure. But the first issue was actually solid, and just because the team up makes no sense on paper doesn’t mean it won’t kick ass as a story.



Top Pick: Southern Bastards #16 (Image Comics) – Big Boss BBQ is back, and I cannot wait! After the last tense issue we got, I am so excited to see what happens with Roberta and Boss. This is one of the best books out there, and we didn’t get enough from Aaron and Latour in 2016.

God Country #1 (Image Comics) – A new series from Donny Cates with some awesome looking art by Geoff Shaw. I cannot wait to see what this is all about. From the teases of pages Cates has shared on social media alone, I am pumped.

The Mighty Thor #15 (Marvel) – The big war is coming! This cover by Dauterman is so beautiful. No shock there. This is one of Marvel’s best and most consistent series also by Jason Aaron, and with The Unworthy Thor soon ending, I cannot wait to see where they go with Jane, Odinson, Loki and more!

Inhumans vs. X-Men #2 (Marvel) – I didn’t think I would be typing this ever when I finished Death of X, but #1 was really solid. I hope that trend continues since Lemire and Soule are both highly capable. Also it reminds me I miss Roccafort on Ultimates.

Green Valley #4 (Skybound) – Wow what a crazy twist from that “wizard” in the last issue. There seems to be a bigger and crazier story from Landis going on here, and I hope this issue gives us some more weird awesome stuff. This is a miniseries, but it will run 9 issues, and I have enjoyed all of them so far.



Top Pick: Libby’s Dad (Retrofit Comics) – An absolutely fantastic indie/small press comic that focuses on teenage girls gossiping about one of their fathers. It’s an interesting comic and then you get to the end with its twist that makes your gut sink. So fantastic.

Red Dog #2 (451 Media Group) – A sci-fi series focused on a boy on a mining colony and the aliens that they have to deal with. The first issue was a solid read and I’m expecting this one to be just as entertaining. If you like sci-fi, you should check this one out.

The Rift #1 (Red 5 Comics) – A pilot is pulled through time and if he’s not sent back in time it spells disaster. A cool time travel story with some nice swerves.

The Skeptics #3 (Black Mask Studios) – Cold War fun that’s as entertaining as it is cool and stylish.

Invisible Republic #14 (Image Comics) – A reporter trying to get to the heart of the story behind a revolution and the fallout from his discoveries. The story feels even more appropriate today.



Pick of the Week: Justice League of America: Vixen #1 (DC Comics) – Mari McCabe is giving me life in the backstory bonanza and I am here for all of it!!!

Justice League vs Suicide Squad #4 (DC Comics) – I need to know how this all shakes out and what Amanda has gotten everyone into this time!

Motor Crush #2 (Image Comics) – Domino Swift may very well be my dreamland spirit animal and I love it!

Jessica Jones #4 (Marvel) – Jess wants to protect her family from pure evil by pushing them away and we all know how that usually turns out.

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