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Preview: Actionverse #3 Featuring Stray

ACTIONVERSE #3 FEATURING STRAY

Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Sean Izaakse, Lee Gaston, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Cover Artist(s): Sean Izaakse, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Orderable Variant Cover by: David Golding (B), Javier Sanchez Aranda/Wilson Ramos (C)
32 pgs./ T / FC
$3.99

This is it! The heart-stopping conclusion of “The Rottweiler Years!” The Rottweiler has a gun to his head. His TeenAegis teammates are being recruited by the evil academy Principal. Someone is NOT making it out of this alive! Retailer incentive action figure cover by David Golding (Infested Earth) and classic homage variant by Carlos Cabaleiro (The Golden Guard)!

Preview: Princeless: Raven, The Pirate Princess Year 2 #1

PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS YEAR 2 #1

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Xenia Pamfil
Cover Artist(s): Xenia Pamfil
32 pgs./ A / FC
$3.99

High adventures on the high seas are back! With her crew restored from their run-in with her treacherous brothers, Raven is ready to reclaim what was stolen from her. But first… DANCE PARTY! Raven promised she would confess her love for Ximena, but Sunshine has other plans. Who will end the night dancing with whom?

Jack Hammer: Paper Hero this January

In an all-new one-shot, Jack Hammer is back, balancing super-powered action with private-eye sensibilities to give readers the kind of high octane, street-level gut-punch fans of series like Daredevil and Kill or Be Killed crave!

Written by Brandon Barrows with art by Bill Blankenship, with nothing left to lose, Monkey Business, one of Jack McGriskin’s oldest super-powered enemies, cuts loose and rampages through the streets of Boston!

Look for Jack Hammer: Paper Hero One-Shot in comic book stores on January 31, 2018. Preorder this one-shot with the Diamond item code NOV171104.

Preview: Toyetica #4

TOYETICA #4

Writer(s): Marty LeGrow
Artist Name(s): Marty LeGrow
Cover Artist(s): Marty LeGrow
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

When Troybot tries to show off his latest accessory, he ends up proving that the term “harmless toy” never applies to a robot with a rocket launcher. Meanwhile, Trixie’s tried everything to reunite Minky with her toy accessories, Chad and Robert. But in trying to make a new friend, she accidentally uncovers Dollington Academy’s oldest secret!

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!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

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

Alex

Top Pick: Moon Knight #188 (Marvel) – I’m always up to read a new Moon Knight series, and while I did drop off of Lemire’s run, I’m more than excited to see a new take on the character. Plus, I’m a sucker for the Legacy numbering.

Pestilence #5 (AfterShock) – Zombies in the middle ages. I honestly have no other reason for wanting to read this.

Harbinger Renegade #0 (Valiant) – As the build up to Valiant’s next big event continues, I’m super curious to see what’s on offer here.

 

Joe

Top Pick: Moon Knight #188 (Marvel) – I loved the last run, and am excited to see where Max Bemis takes this. So far he has proven to be a fun writer (see Worst X-Men Ever), and I always love how batshit crazy Moon Knight is.

Batman Lost #1 (DC Comics) – More Metal! This series has been turned up to 11, and now we get more craziness from Snyder and an awesome team of all stars.

Mister Miracle #4 (DC Comics) – Tom King is great at giving what you never expect, and this series has been no different. So far this is a brutal, raw, and original look at the New Gods and their supporting cast. I have loved every issue so far.

Detective Comics #968 (DC Comics) – I am a Tim fan, and Red Robin is back, but so is future-Batman-Tim who is a bit more ruthless and scary. This series is a ton of fun.

The Despicable Deadpool #289 (Marvel) – We get more classic Deadpool vs Cable before the movie sequel will add even more of it. This is stupid fun.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Star Wars #38 (Marvel) – Kieron Gillen takes on Star Wars, that alone has me excited for this.

Catalyst Prime: Accell Vol. 2 #1 (Lion Forge) – The Catalyst Prime universe has been a breath of fresh air and their resident speedster is a perfect example of the energy that makes the line of comics so entertaining and fun.

Force #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) – Football + comic = a must for me.

Eugenic #2 (BOOM! Studios) – The first issue was a shocker and the second takes us 200 years further into the future. A series that feels like it’s breaking so many rules.

Kong on Planet of the Apes #1 (BOOM! Studios) – I had never thought of this crossover and while it seems silly, holy crap do I want this.

 

Preview: Force #1

FORCE #1

Writer(s): Shawn Pryor, B. Alex Thompson
Artist Name(s): Jay Reed
Cover Artist(s): Jay Reed
32 pgs./ T / FC
$3.99

Quarterback Terrance Wright is about to play in the biggest game of his life, Supreme Bowl XXVII. However, events leading up to the game could alter his fate. Will Terrance’s health, finances, his scheming agent, a beloved rookie backup quarterback, and his personal relationship with the franchise operations manager take him to his breaking point before the game begins?

Action Lab Entertainment’s Releases in January 2018

ACTIONVERSE #5 FEATURING STRAY

Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Ares Taveras, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Cover Artist(s): Sean Izaakse, Wilson Ramos Jr.

Everything has lead to this. The future of New York City…and the Actionverse…is at stake. Even backed up by Midnight Tiger and a who’s who of heroes, will it be enough to stop the Intolerance? After this, EVERYTHING CHANGES! Also: A new Sword of the Blue Scarab story by Jay Piscopo!

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99

FORCE #3

Writer(s): Shawn Pryor, B. Alex Thompson
Artist Name(s): Jay Reed
Cover Artist(s): Trevor Fraley

As a rookie QB takes the helm for the Tennessee Boxers during the biggest game of the season, injured starting QB Terrance Wright is in the locker room, contemplating a decision to get back on the field that could possibly end up permanently damaging his body and career. Will the Boxers come from behind to defeat the Skyhawks? And what secret is Terrance’s girlfriend, Cassie hiding from him? Watch the drama unfold at Supreme Bowl XXVII in the epic conclusion of FORCE! Cover by artist Trevor Fraley!

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99

JACK HAMMER: PAPER HERO ONE-SHOT

Writer(s): Brandon Barrows
Artist Name(s): Bill Blankenship (Pencils), Bill Blankenship (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Bill Blankenship

Jack McGriskin, cranky, super-strong private eye, is back in an all-new one-shot! One of Jack’s oldest foes, Monkey Business, has finally been caught red-handed, but when his trial turns into a circus, Monkey Business goes on a murderous rampage! It’s up to Jack to bring the sinister simian to heel – but when things go from bad to horrific, is Jack up to the challenge posed by a super-human with nothing to lose?

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99

JUPITER JET #2

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Lineart), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors), Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Cover A), Jenn St-Onge (Cover B)

Teenage hero Jupiter Jet must push her jetpack to the limit in order to outrun the villainous Praetor Pluto who is hot on her heels! But will a new invention built by her brother Chuck help Jupiter Jet’s mission or harm it?

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

MIRACULOUS: REFLEKTA

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

Juleka has always suffered from the “class picture day curse.” This year, Marinette has decided to help her break the curse. But she hadn’t taken Chloe into account. Excluded from the picture, Juleka gets akumatized and turns into Reflekta, determined to do everything for people to notice her, for a change, and turning everyone in her image, including Cat Noir! There’s only one superheroine left to save Paris: Ladybug!

64 pgs./ A / FC $4.99

MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR #6

Created by: Thomas Astruc
Written by: Thomas Astruc, Mélanie Duval, Fred Lenoir, Bryan Seaton & Sébastien Thibaudeau
Artist Name(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Brian Hess (Cover A), Angie Nasca (Cover B)
Letters by: Justin Birch
Edited by: Nicole D’Andria and Bryan Seaton

Ladybug and Cat Noir return to their civilian and superhero lives in Paris. But the aftermath of their fight in New York City with the Trash Krakken continues to affect them as they search for answers. Has the threat really been put to rest or is there something more sinister lurking on the horizon?

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99

PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS YEAR 2 #4

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Xenia Pamfil
Cover Artist(s): Xenia Pamfil

The battle is over, but our crew is changed forever. Some of our crew is injured, some is shaken, some are gone. Now it’s time for the crew to gather what’s left and decide where to go from here. Follow Quinn and Zoe as they work to pull everybody back together and continue their quest, if they can.

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99

SAMI THE SAMURAI SQUIRREL: WELCOME TO WOODBRIAR

Writer(s): Scoot McMahon
Artist Name(s): Scoot McMahon, Art Baltazar, Franco
Cover Artist(s): Scoot McMahon

Action, Adventure and comedy await, as Sami the samurai squirrel and friends embark on a quest to solve a mystery that’s been haunting the village of Woodbriar for years. A hooded ghost named Visper has been watching Sami from the shadows. Who is Visper? What does he want? Join the fun, as Sami encounters ninja monkeys, hungry pirates and a cranky Cyber-Yeti in this action-packed series from creator Scoot McMahon.

Also featuring an exclusive story co-written by famous cartoonists Art Baltazar and Franco! Aw Yeah!

128 pgs./ A / FC $9.99

SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS – THE LIGHTNING ONI VOLUME 2

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Pencils), Janet Wade (Colors and Inks), Gene Fayne (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Martheus Wade and Janet Wade

IT’S STEEL VERSES LIGHTNING IN THE SECOND CHAPTER OF THE NINJA PRINCESS SAGA! After the capture and narrow escape of fourteen year old ninja-in-training, Shainndrea, the Toshigawa Ninja Clan has been forced to move to a new secret base further on the outskirts of Osaka. The evil Red Dragon has taken leadership of the rival Azumi Ninja Clan and is determined to fulfill the contract to capture Shianndrea at any and all costs. Now, with her new commanders in place, the stage is set for the Red Dragon to reveal her most powerful Oni yet, Yawata, the embodiment of war with the powers of lightning. However, Yawata has his own agenda and capture is the furthest from his mind.

128 pgs./ E / FC $14.99

TOYETICA #5

Writer(s): Marty LeGrow
Artist Name(s): Marty LeGrow
Cover Artist(s): Marty LeGrow

An accident in Home Rec means a trip into town for Trixie and friends. When Minky reveals she’s never seen humans before, the gang tries to introduce her to their culture…but can the human world make a good impression on this skeptical mermaid?

32 pgs./ E / FC 3.99

Jupiter Jet #1: The beginning of an exciting coming-of-age superhero origin

Following the death of her father 16-year-old Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson inherits a jetpack with a mysterious power source. Together with her brother, Chuck, and their cat she must protect her home from a threat that may – or may not – be from this Earth! Jupiter Jet #1 debuts this December from writers Jason Inman and Ashley Victoria Robinson featuring art by Ben Matsuya, colors by Mara Jayne Carpenter, lettering by Taylor Esposito, and covers by Matsuya and Jonboy Meyers.

JUPITER JET features a strong female lead, a found family and it’s more than just a simple superhero origin. Readers will go on a hero’s origin with Jacky as she realizes her destiny as Jupiter Jet and the world that she knows isn’t anything like it seems. This book has a sci-fi twist that no one will see coming! It’s got the trappings of a throwback period piece with its gaze to the future.

Look for Jupiter Jet #1 in comic book stores on December 6, 2017.

Preview: Actionverse #2 Featuring Stray

ACTIONVERSE #2 FEATURING STRAY

Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Sean Izaakse, Lee Gaston, Carlos Cabaleiro, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Cover Artist(s): Sean Izaakse (Cover A), Wilson Ramos Jr. (Cover A)
Orderable Variant Cover by: David Golding (Cover B), Carlos Cabaleiro (Cover C)
32 pgs./ T / FC
$3.99

“The Rottweiler Years” continue! Stray is getting close to finding the shooter, but his future collides with his past as he recalls the first mission of the TeenAegis! Retailer incentive action figure cover by David Golding (Infested Earth) and classic homage variant by Carlos Cabaleiro (The Golden Guard)!

Action Lab Entertainment’s Releases in December 2017

ACTIONVERSE #4 FEATURING STRAY

Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Ares Taveras, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Cover Artist(s): Sean Izaakse, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Orderable Variant Cover by: Miguel Angel Ruiz/Wilson Ramos (B)

The past is prologue. Stray’s greatest challenge lies in the present. Who are the Intolerance? With New York City at a tipping point, Stray is going to need some help…guest starring MIDNIGHT TIGER! Also: A new back-up story by Jay Piscopo! Retailer incentive cover by Miguel Angel Ruiz!

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODES
OCT171035 – ACTIONVERSE ONGOING #4 STRAY CVR A IZAAKSE
OCT171036 – ACTIONVERSE ONGOING #4 STRAY CVR B RUIZ

FORCE #2

Writer(s): Shawn Pryor, B. Alex Thompson
Artist Name(s): Jay Reed
Cover Artist(s): David Nakayama

Testosterone levels run high during Supreme Bowl XXVII as Terrance Wright and the Boxers try to gain ground on the Skyhawks. Will Terrance’s body breakdown before halftime? Why is there beef between Terrance and Skyhawks QB Brent Tettleton? Can Cassie Knox get new investors for the Boxers franchise without the owner present? The battle on and off the field continues in FORCE! Cover by artist David Nakayama (Rocket Raccoon, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool).

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
OCT171037 – FORCE #2

HERO CATS #20

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Andy Duggan
Inks: Andy Duggan
Colors: Julie Barclay, Meg Daunting, Abby Hermes

“Bot to the Future” – The future holds nothing but suffering for Stellar City. But the Hero Cat’s new friend, Durable Dave, wants to fix it! Will the Hero Bots save the future… or destroy it?

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

DIAMOND ITEM CODE
OCT171038 – HERO CATS #20

HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY: YEAR ONE HARDCOVER

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams
Cover Artist(s): Marcus Williams
Inks: Ryan Sellers
Colors: Omaka Schultz
Letters: Briana Higgins

The Hero Cats of Stellar City save the world! Meet Ace, Belle, Cassie, Midnight, Rocket & Rocco. This special hardcover edition collects the first six issues and is perfect for any library.

192 pgs./ E / FC $19.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
OCT171039 – HERO CATS HC VOL 01

JUPITER JET #1

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Line art), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors), Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Covers A & B), Jonboy Meyers (Cover C)

SERIES LAUNCH! Sixteen-year-old Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson rides the sky on an experimental jetpack and she does what any other teenage girl would do. Steal from the rich and give to the poor! But, when she steals a mysterious object from the wrong people, can she survive the robots and ray guns they send after her?

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODES
OCT171040 – JUPITER JET #1 CVR A MATSUYA
OCT171041 – JUPITER JET #1 CVR B MATSUYA
OCT171042 – JUPITER JET #1 CVR C MEYERS

MIRACULOUS: GAMER

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

Adrien and Max, who have the highest levels at the Ultimate Robot Strike video game, have to compete together in a major tournament. But as Marinette wants to spend some time with Adrien, she manages to take Max’s place by beating him in a improvised challenge. Hawk Moth takes this opportunity to transform Max into Gamer. From then on, Gamer controls a large robot that wreaks havoc in Paris. Ladybug and Cat Noir will have to team up to fight a now very real robot.

64 pgs./ A / FC $4.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
OCT171045 – MIRACULOUS #20 CVR A
OCT171046 – MIRACULOUS #20 CVR B

MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR #5

Created by: Thomas Astruc
Written by: Thomas Astruc, Mélanie Duval, Fred Lenoir, Bryan Seaton & Sébastien Thibaudeau
Artist Name(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Brian Hess, Trevor Grace
Letters by: Justin Birch
Edited by: Nicole D’Andria and Bryan Seaton

Ladybug and Cat Noir are back in Paris, but who Akumitized that father in New York? Does Hawk Moth have a cousin in the United States?! Can the superheroes of Paris save New York City and the rest of the world if it happens again?

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODES
OCT171043 – MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES LADYBUG CAT NOIR #5 CVR A HESS
OCT171044 – MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES LADYBUG CAT NOIR #5 CVR B GRACE

PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS YEAR 2 #3

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Xenia Pamfil
Cover Artist(s): Xenia Pamfil

Raven and Ximena are down. Sunshine’s missing. Half of the crew is injured and the ship is boarded by enemies. Now it’s time for Katie and the crew to step up and fight like their lives depend on it – because they do!

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
OCT171047 – PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2 #3 LOVE AND REVENGE

SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS – LIGHTNING ONI #4

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Pencils/Story), Janet Wade (Inks), Martheus Wade (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Martheus Wade

Victory is like capturing lightning in a bottle. With Kim out of commission, it’s up to Turra to lead the team against the Lightning Oni and his Tengu warriors. Little does she know that The Red Dragon holds a secret that could potentially destroy her world. Meanwhile, Shianndrea is on a one-way collision with Yawata, The Oni of Lightning, himself. Will her true power emerge?

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
OCT171048 – SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS LIGHTNING ONI #4

TOYETICA VOLUME 1

Writer(s): Marty LeGrow
Artist Name(s): Marty LeGrow
Cover Artist(s): Marty LeGrow

In a world where the hottest kid’s toys are based on real people, a ragtag class of students must prove they’re the best toys for the job, competing against friends and enemies at Dollington Academy to achieve action figure fame…all while being just 6 inches tall.

When a new student named Minky arrives at Dollington Academy, Trixie Tangle is determined to make her feel welcome. But when Minky turns out to be a mermaid, Trixie’s not so sure she can help this fish out of water feel at home on land.

128 pgs./ E / FC $14.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
OCT171049 – TOYETICA TP VOL 01

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