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Preview: Vampblade Season 2 #4

VAMPBLADE SEASON 2 #4

Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young, Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young, Bill McKay, Renzo Rodriguez
Cover A – Standard cover (unlimited): Winston Young
Cover B – Risqué variant (limited to 2000): Winston Young
Cover C – Artist variant (limited to 1500): Bill McKay
Cover D – Artist risqué (limited to 2000): Bill McKay
Cover E – 90s variant (limited to 1500): Renzo Rodriguez
Cover F – 90s risqué (limited to 2000): Renzo Rodriguez
32 pgs./ M / FC
$4.99

Vampblade and friends must gear up just to survive, now that SoCal Comic Con has turned into a real… Con of the Dead! It’s two comic geeks and one silver-shiny warrior-woman versus 125,000 vamped-out fanboys (and fangirls)!!

Features 3 covers (regular, artist, and 90s style), each with a risqué variant as well!

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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!

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.

Alex

Top Pick: God Country #6 (Image) – A sleeper hit for me, I didn’t start reading this until the 4th issue had come out, and I was struck by the stark brilliance of the comic. Everything about this issue is a joy to experience; Emmett Quinlan’s attitude embodies the best of humanity’s stubborn refusal to quit, and then the creative team produce a wonderfully written and drawn issue each month.

All-Star Batman #11 (DC Comics) – I’ve made no secret of the fact I’m a Scott Snyder fan… but I loved the previous issue. I can’t wait to read this, especially with Snyder delving back into Alfred’s past.

Rapture #2 (Valiant) – This is a bit of a cheat because I’ve already read the review copy and know I like it, but I’m excited to get my hands on a physical copy to check out the gorgeous artwork.

The Chair #1 (Alterna) – I have no idea what this is about.. but it’s a dollar. Every other one of Alterna’s newsprint comics has been more than worth the money, so I see no reason for this to be any different.

 

Shay

It’s a great week to be comic book lover, so many awesome titles that this almost became a top ten list. If you’re lucky you can finish them off, if you’re not , then you’ll have more than enough to keep you occupied next weekend as you gear up for the long beach (or camping) holiday weekend.

Harley Quinn #22 (DC Comics) – Poison Ivy is back and I’m looking forward to this dynamic duo getting their friendship ( or something else) back on track.

Batwoman #4 (DC Comics) – Alas, the end of the current arc is here and it’s looking like it’s going to bring up more questions about Batwoman’s origins and give us an interesting bad guy to learn more about in the next arc.

The X-Files: Origins – Dog Days of Summer #1 (IDW Publishing) – The truth is out there and teenage Mulder and Scully are going to find it. I can legit here the theme song in my head.

Crosswinds #1 (Image) – Cat Staggs and Gail Simone have teamed give us what I’m sure will be a true gift from the comic gods!

America #4 (Marvel) – Mardrimar is revealed, the Ultimates might be getting the band together and America gets a blast from the past that reminds her that she doesn’t always get it right.

Luke Cage #2 (Marvel) – Luke’s in New Orleans making new friends ,dealing with enemies and getting even closer to the truth or Dr. Burstein.

Bill & Ted Save the Universe #1 (BOOM! Studios) – I’m here for it!

Brik TP (Oni Press) – The series I miss the most is back in it’s very own trade paperback. Nothing new but, it’s nice seeing it in one place so I can revisit the things that made me fall in love with it , as I pine for some new issues.

 

Paul

Top Pick: Super Sons #5 (DC Comics) – This has been a great book from the start. Great action, I love the banter between Robin and Superboy and the art is great. I couldn’t ask for anything more from a superhero book. You really should be reading this.

Iceman #2 (Marvel) – I really enjoyed the first issue of Iceman’s solo series. It really gave new readers a glimpse into the character’s past, and gave us veterans a starting point to see where Bobby is going and how he is changing. It was a good mix of action and insight into the character and I hope it carries on in this second issue.

Secret Empire: Underground #1 (Marvel) – This event, like many of Marvel’s past events, has been a real let down. Aside from the fact that Marvel turned Steve Rogers into the fascist leader of Hydra and it seems Hydra’s reach didn’t take long at all to take hold, the event has just been boring and has induced many eye rolls, at least from this reader. But, I have been enjoying the tie in series more then the main event and this book has me excited. We saw this team in action in Secret Empire #4 and I was totally into all of it. I love the line up and their agenda and I’m really looking forward to seeing more from them. And to be honest, anything with Mockingbird in it is a must read for me.

W.M.D. Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1 (Marvel) – The new Weapon X series has been so-so; nothing terribly exciting except for this new mysterious Weapon X project that seems to be hunting down mutants instead of turning them into weapons. But after issue 4, we now have a better understanding of their why after finding out who is pulling the strings. But Old Man Logan and team are on their way for a little payback, so I’m excited to see how all this is going to explode…and if the cover to W.M.D #1 is any indication, it is going to explode big time!

 

Brett

Top Pick: Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) – Chip Zdarsky takes on Spider-Man and boy am I looking forward to this one. Zdarsky’s humor should fit really well with the classic Spider-Man which was more about the quips and fun. Here’s hoping!

Lobo/Road Runner Special #1 and Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil #1 (DC Comics) – The first two series that mashed up DC characters with Looney Tunes were a lot of fun and I can’t wait to read the fun that’ll be these two issues.

Solarman #3 (Scout Comics) – It’s been a long time coming, but I’m still looking forward to this issue which feels like the predecessor in some ways to Lion Forge’s Catalyst line.

Spencer and Locke #3 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – A great combination of concepts for a solid noir series with a twist.

Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer #2 (BOOM! Studios) – A new take on the classic Frankenstein story. The first issue was good and I can’t wait to see where this series goes.

Preview: Spencer & Locke #3

SPENCER & LOCKE #3

Writer(s): David Pepose
Artist Name(s): Jorge Santiago, Jr. (Pencils), Jasen Smith (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Jorge Santiago, Jr. (Cover A); Maan House (Cover B – limited to 1500 copies)
32 pgs./ T+ / FC
$3.99

S.O.S.! S.O.S.! Beaten, drugged and left for dead, things are looking bad for Locke—but unfortunately for his captors, Locke isn’t here anymore. Get ready for a night of psychedelic terror and homicidal violence as Rocketman Reynolds makes his daring escape from Planet X!

Preview: Hero Cats #17

HERO CATS OF SKYWORLD PT. 2 (HERO CATS #17)

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Omaka Schultz
Cover Artist(s): Omaka Schultz
Inks: Omaka Schultz
Colors: Julie Barclay
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Locked away with a Brain, an Athlete, a Basket Case, and a Princess. It’s detention time for Bandit. The Hero Cats of Skyworld meet for the first time!

3-part story covers connect to form a huge poster!

Preview: Amerikarate #4

AMERIKARATE #4

Writer(s): Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman
Artist Name(s): Devin Roth
Cover Artist(s): Devin Roth (art) & Yaoyao Ma Van As (color art), Daniel Arruda Massa, Bill McKay, April O’Neil
Cover A – Regular cover (unlimited): Devin Roth & Yaoyao Ma Van As
Cover B – Movie Poster variant cover (limited to 1500): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover C – Sexy Time variant cover (limited to 1500): Bill McKay
Cover D – April O’Neil Cosplay Photo 32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

Sam Kickwell and his partner in karate and love, Agent Cynthia Weaver, jump-kick their way into the belly of the beast – a Karate-Gang-Filled Mansion! They will have to punch, kick, stab, shoot and even sex their way through one vengeful, weapons-heavy, black-belted gang after another just to get near America’s greatest enemy… the evil dictator, Neon!

Preview: Kid Sherlock #1

KID SHERLOCK #1

Writer(s): Justin Phillips
Artist Name(s): Sean Miller (Pencils), Lesley Atlansky (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Sean Miller (Covers A), Dennis Culver (Cover B – Limited to 1500 copies)
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

John Watson doesn’t feel like he really fits in as the new student at Baker Elementary. If it wasn’t bad enough being the only dog, it seems he has already gained the attention of the class bully, Kyle. Out in the play yard, Watson feels even more alone until he meets a young boy named Sherlock Holmes. While quite clever, Sherlock is often so lost in his own thoughts that he is oblivious to the people around him. However, when Watson shows an interest in Sherlock’s work it sparks the beginning of an adventure Sherlock never expected: friendship. Their first mission, identify the bad smell that has been afflicting their classroom.

Preview: Vampblade Season 2 #3

VAMPBLADE SEASON 2 #3

Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (cover A-B), Marco Maccagni (cover C-D), Pow Rodrix (cover E-F)
Cover A – Standard cover (unlimited)
Cover B – Risqué variant (limited to 2000)
Cover C – Artist variant (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Artist risqué (limited to 2000)
Cover E – 90s variant (limited to 1500)
Cover F – 90s risqué (limited to 2000)
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

Katie and her comic shop gang continue their first team Vampblade mission at SoCal Comic Con, but things aren’t going as planned. Instead of them finding the local vamp hub, they find the vamps turning the convention floor itself into an other-dimensional death trap!

Features 3 covers (regular, artist, and 90s style), each with a risqué variant as well!

Preview: Dollface #5

DOLLFACE #5

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton
Artist Name(s): Dan Mendoza
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza, Marco Maccagni, Colette Turner
Cover A – Dan Mendoza (unlimited)
Cover B – Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – Marco Maccagni Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500):
Cover D – Marco Maccagni Pin-up Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000)
Cover E – Colette Turner Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500)
Cover F – Colette Turner Pin-up Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000)
32 pgs./ M / FC
$4.99 (Note: The $3.99 price on Cover A is incorrect.)

Now that Ivan has perfected his Witch Positioning System (WPS), the gang take off to sunny Southern California to track down the next witch on their list. Be sure to check out this nightmarish second story arc of DollFace: Tales of the Ball-Jointed Witch Hunter!

Action Lab in August 2017

ACTION LAB: DOG OF WONDER #8 (DIGITAL ONLY)

Writer(s): Scott Fogg
Artist Name(s): Reilly Leeds
Cover Artist(s): Reilly Leeds

Where has Percy gone? Is there any way to find him? Or is too late? Join Clancy and Toby as they tumble through time and learn the true story of Percy’s first adventure!

32 pgs./ E / FC $1.99 (DIGITAL ONLY)

AMERIKARATE #5

Writer(s): Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist(s): Devin Roth (Cover A), Daniel Arruda Massa (Cover B), Anthony Petrie (Cover C), April O’Neil (Cover D)
Cover A – Regular cover (unlimited): Devin Roth
Cover B – Movie Poster Cover (limited to 1500): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover C – Action Cover (limited to 1500): Anthony Petrie
Cover D – April O’Neil Cosplay Cover (limited to 1500)

AmeriKarate continues with a new storyline and the same outrageous, sexy B-movie martial arts action that you demand! Sam and Cynthia are faced with a new hidden foe and crime wave that has the city shaking in its city-boots! Join us for a high-kicking new adventure and a shocking twist that will leave you clutching your book with a kung fu grip!

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99

DANGER DOLL SQUAD #0

Writer(s): Jason Martin, with Dan Mendoza and Bryan Seaton
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Celor (Covers A-B), Dan Mendoza (Covers C-D), Bill McKay (Covers E-F)
Cover A – Celor (unlimited)
Cover B – Celor Risqué variant (limited to 2500)
Cover C – Dan Mendoza variant (limited to 2000)
Cover D – Dan Mendoza risqué (limited to 2500)
Cover E – Bill McKay variant (limited to 2000)
Cover F – Bill McKay risqué (limited to 2500)

Danger Zone has three popular monthly titles each starring different deadly ladies, and now for the first time, all three girls come together in one book! Danger Doll Squad #0 is the fuse that ignites the explosive upcoming series featuring Zombie Tramp, Vampblade, and DollFace!

This all new crossover features our three most popular characters in one special event with covers by three different artists (each with a risqué variant as well)!

32 pgs./ M / FC $4.99

DOLLFACE #8

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton
Artist Name(s): Dan Mendoza
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza (Covers A-B), Marco Maccagni (Covers C-D), Daniel Massa (Covers C-D colors), Bill McKay (Covers E-F)
Cover A – Dan Mendoza (unlimited)
Cover B – Dan Mendoza Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000)
Cover C – Marco Maccagni Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Marco Maccagni Pin-up Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000)
Cover E – Bill McKay Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500)
Cover F – Bill McKay Pin-up Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000)

Lila’s battle comes to an emotional end in this horrific tale of DollFace.

Retailer exclusive coves are available, please contact bseaton@actionlabcomics.com.

32 pgs./ M / FC $4.99

HERO CATS OF SKYWORLD PT. 3 (HERO CATS #18)

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Omaka Schultz (inks), Julie Barclay (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Omaka Schultz

Bandit and the Hero Cats of Skyworld are in for the fight of their lives as they confront the Crow King and his wretched warriors. It’s time to storm the castle in this all-out action-packed issue.

3-part story covers connect to form a huge poster!

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

INFINITE SEVEN #6

Writer(s): Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Arturo Mesa (pencils), Geraldo Filho (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Arturo Mesa (Covers A-B), Josh Greathouse (Cover C)

The boys of the Infinite Seven decide to blow off steam with a night on the town. Little do they know that they are being hunted by an enemy with vengeance on his mind and oil in his veins. Witness the rise of the CYBORG! Plus, a surprise ending that EVERYONE will be talking about!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99

KID SHERLOCK #3

Writer(s): Justin Phillips
Artist Name(s): Sean Miller (Pencils), Lesley Atlansky (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Sean Miller (Covers A),

Recess is a time for fun, to clear ones mind of the drudgery of the classroom. But for the students of Baker Elementary room 221, it is a solemn occasion. The playground equipment has all gone missing. Worse yet, when Sherlock and Watson run into trouble with a group of ‘big kids,’ Sherlock is forced to face his worst nightmare, his older brother.

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

MEDISIN: FIRST DO NO HARM

Writer(s):  Jeff Dyer and Mark McKeon
Artist Name(s): David Brame (Pencils), Joaquin Pereyra (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): David Brame

Health care for super villains! A team of doctors are blackmailed into providing medical aid for the world’s worst bad guys. Led by brilliant Ethan Sharp, the doctors struggle with their own ethics and morals in a dangerous battlefield where saving a patient’s life can mean death for countless others! This graphic novel collects MEDISIN issues 1-3. Get in on the ground floor of Action Lab’s newest smash hit series.

96 pgs./ T+ / FC $11.99

MIRACULOUS: SIMON SAYS

Writer(s): Zag Entertainment
Artist Name(s): Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist(s): Zag Entertainment
Arranged and Adapted by: Cheryl Black and Nicole D’Andria

Humiliated in a TV talent contest where he performed a hypnotist act, Simon gets akumatized and turns into Simon Says. Now endowed with an amazing power of hypnosis, he only has to say “Simon Says” before any request to have people obey him. Simon Says: destroy Ladybug and Cat Noir!

64 pgs./ E / FC $4.99

MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES #2

Created by: Thomas Atruc
Written by: Thomas Astruc, Mélanie Duval, Fred Lenoir & Sébastien Thibaudeau
Artist(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Miraculous Team France (Cover A), Tony Fleecs (Cover B)
Cover A – Main Cover (unlimited): Miraculous Team France
Cover B – Cat Noir Cover (unlimited): Tony Fleecs (COVER NOT FINAL)
Edited by: Nicole D’Andria and Bryan Seaton

The Trash Krakken Part 1
Marinette and her friends are having fun at the beach when an akumatized fisherman, Silurus, crashes their party! Controlling the water and catfish in the Seine, Silurus makes a lot of trouble for Ladybug and Cat Noir. Will they be able to stop him before he takes his revenge out on the citizens of Paris?

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99

SPENCER & LOCKE TPB

Writer(s): David Pepose
Artist Name(s): Jorge Santiago, Jr. (Pencils), Jasen Smith (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Jorge Santiago, Jr.

Collecting the hit mini-series, Spencer & Locke follows hard-boiled Detective Locke as he investigates a brutal murder with the strangest of partners — his childhood imaginary panther, Spencer. But when they face brutal gunfights, deadly car chases and memories of Locke’s traumatic upbringing, can this unlikely pair survive long enough to find the truth? Collects Spencer & Locke #1-4.

128 pgs./ T+ / FC $14.99

THE ADVENTURES OF MIRU TPB

Writer(s): Rick Laprade (script), Rick Laprade & J. McClary (story)
Artist Name(s): J. McClary (pencils, inks), Elenora Dalla Rosa (colorist), Rick Laprade (lettering)
Cover Artist(s): J. McClary (art) & Elenora Dalla Rosa (colorist)

The adventure begins here! When Miru crash lands on the world of Gaia, he inadvertently becomes the most wanted creature around. Along with a rag-tag band of allies, Miru begins his journey to save all existence from the devious Dr. Monopoly and his wicked master, the demon king, Samsura!

128 pgs./ A / FC $14.99

TOYETICA #1

Writer(s): M. Alice LeGrow
Artist Name(s): M. Alice LeGrow
Cover Artist(s): M. Alice LeGrow

In the world of Toyetica, a tiny race of humanoids called Bittles jockeys for its place in the world alongside humans. Luckily, there’s always steady employment as models for children’s toys! At Dollington Academy, young Bittles go to school to hone their toy theme, choose their accessories and prove to toy companies that they’re the most marketable, lovable and toyetic of them all. Whether it’s as an action figure, fashion doll or The Next Big Thing, for these young students, the race to the toy store is on!

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

VAMPBLADE SEASON TWO #6

Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (Covers A-B), Marcelo Trom (Covers C-D), Ben Hansen (Covers E-F)
Cover A – Winston Young Main cover (unlimited)
Cover B – Winston Young Risqué variant (limited to 2000)
Cover C – Marcelo Trom Artist variant (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Marcelo Trom Artist risqué (limited to 2000)
Cover E – Ben Hansen 90s variant (limited to 1500)
Cover F – Ben Hansen 90s risqué (limited to 2000)

With the new space vampire hybrid threat, Katie must seek help from her sworn enemy… Zombie Tramp! But they also need the help of another unlikely ally… DollFace!!

This Danger Doll Squad tie-in features 3 covers (regular, artist, and 90s style), each with a risqué variant as well!

32 pgs./ M / FC $4.99

VAMPBLADE VOLUME 4

Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young, Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young

Comic fan, cosplayer, and shop manager Katie Carva continues her quest as Vampblade. Fighting invisible other-dimensional vampires straight from the 90s comics of her namesake, the blades push her to all new extremes! It’s all new next-level Vampblade adventures, shiny and chrome!

Collects the complete first story arc for the second season of the hit Danger Zone series.

128 pgs./ M / FC $14.99

ZOMBIE TRAMP #38

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Celor
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza (Covers A-B), Timothy Weaver (Covers C-D), Ben Hansen (Covers E-F)
Cover A – Dan Mensoza Main variant (unlimited)
Cover B – Dan Mendoza Risqué variant (limited to 2500)
Cover C – Timothy Weaver “dinner time” variant (limited to 2000)
Cover D – Timothy Weaver Risqué “dinner time” variant (limited to 2500)
Cover E – Ben Hansen Artist variant (limited to 2000)
Cover F – Ben Hansen Artist risqué variant (limited to 2500)

The battle begins as Xula and Janey go head to head in an epic showdown for survival and power.

Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including two covers from series creator Dan Mendoza (DollFace)!!

32 pgs./ M / FC $4.99

ZOMBIE TRAMP: ORIGINS #2 (VOLUME 1 COLLECTOR EDITION)

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Dan Mendoza
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza (Covers A-B), Celor (Covers C-D), Bill McKay (Covers E-F), Dan Mendoza (Cover G)
Cover A – Dan Mendoza Main cover (unlimited)
Cover B – Dan Mendoza Risqué variant (limited to 2500)
Cover C – Celor SEXY variant (limited to 2000)
Cover D – Celor Risqué SEXY variant (limited to 2500)
Cover E – Bill McKay GORY variant (limited to 2000)
Cover F – Bill McKay risqué GORY variant (limited to 2500)
Cover G – Dan Mendoza Replica variant (limited to 2500)

The second issue in the remastered reprinting of the highly collectible original mini-series, that was never before released in single issues to the direct market.

Features a new cover by series creator Dan Mendoza, plus new SEXY and GORY variants (all with risqué variants), plus a “replica” variant (recreating the rare original issue cover)!

32 pgs./ M / FC $4.99

ZOMBIE TRAMP VOLUME 11

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Celor, Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist(s): Celor

While Janey takes a much needed dirt nap, the focus shifts to her supporting cast. Can the voodoo queen, Xula, complete her path to amplified power? Where has the undead child menace Morning gone? And what is the true nature of the mysterious and powerful Kaiju Queen?!

Collects issues 33-36 of the wildly popular ongoing series!

128 pgs./ M / FC $14.99

Preview: Spencer & Locke #2

SPENCER & LOCKE #2

Written by DAVID PEPOSE
Art by JORGE SANTIAGO, JR.
Colors by JASEN SMITH
Lettering by COLIN BELL
Cover A by JORGE SANTIAGO, JR.
Cover B by MAAN HOUSE
$3.99 | 22 pgs. | Action Lab: Danger Zone | T+ | On sale MAY 31

Action Lab’s noir mashup of Calvin and Hobbes and Sin City continues in SPENCER & LOCKE #2! Spencer and Locke’s investigation leads them to the seedy nightclub known as the Red Rose — but what kind of power does the Red Rose’s owner hold over Locke? Meet Ramona Sinclair — and if this femme fatale doesn’t do these gumshoes in, a death-defying car chase just might. The second installment of David Pepose and Jorge Santiago, Jr.’s pitch-black love letter to Watterson and Miller will arrive in comic shops and digital devices May 31!

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