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Preview: Joyride #10

Joyride #10

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly
Artist: Marcus To
Cover Artist: Marcus To
Price: $3.99

One year later, Dewydd is walking his own path…and attempting to break into a maximum security prison?

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Preview: The Power of the Dark Crystal #1 (of 12)

The Power of the Dark Crystal #1 (of 12)

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artists: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jae Lee and June Chung
Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
Incentive Cover: David Petersen
Foil Incentive Cover: Jae Lee and June Chung
Price: $3.99

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, return to the world of Thra in an official sequel to the beloved fantasy film.Discover an all-new race of creatures called Firelings that live in a realm near the planet’s core, based on official character designs by Brian Froud.

Discover an all-new race of creatures called Firelings that live in a realm near the planet’s core, based on official character designs by Brian Froud.

Years have passed since the events of the original film, and though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world the way they once did.Thurma is a young

Thurma is a young Fireling tasked with stealing a shard of the Dark Crystal to restore power to her realm. Along the way she’ll befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, accidentally bring back the Skeksis and Mystics, and embark on one incredible adventure.

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

rough-riders-on-the-storm-1Wednesdays 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: Divinity III: Stalinverse #3 (Valiant) – The series, and all the tie-ins, have been excellent so far, and I’m really looking forward to seeing where Matt Kindt takes us from here on out.

Harbinger: Renegade #4 (Valiant) – It’s funny, but after getting into the Harbinger series more and more over the past few months reading the back issues whilst simultaneously following this series, I’ve found that my love and appreciation has grown exponentially – so much so that I’m salivating over getting this in my hands.

 

Paul

Top Pick: Hulk #3 (Marvel) – I didn’t know what to expect from this new (She) Hulk title, and only checked out the first issue to see what was up with Jen after the events of Civil War II.  And  I am so glad I did.  Only on its 3rd issue and I am loving the direction of this book.  It’s tackling Jen and some serious problems she facing after her injuries and doing so in such a great way, both in the writing and the art.  If you aren’t reading this book yet, jump in now while it’s still early, you will not be disappointed.

Extraordinary X-Men #19 (Marvel) – The tie-in issues to Inhumans vs. X-Men have been great, really tying in smaller stories to the larger conflict.  A few issues have been slower, doing some character building rather then focusing on action, but even that has added to the situation as a whole.  Really looking forward to this one.

Inhumans vs. X-Men #5 (Marvel) – The battle is raging on as we reach the second to last issue of this event that has delivered in every issue.  Buckle up kiddies, because I’m sure this is going to end with a bang!

Uncanny Avengers #20 (Marvel) – This title has been hit or miss with me, but with the latest issues finally bringing the team up against the Red Skull, things have gotten interesting.  The last issue saw the team trapped in their own minds by the Red Skull and his stolen telepathic powers, and this issue is promising to show us more of their torture.  I’m looking forward to see how they get out of this one, and if they will liberate Xavier’s mind from the Red Skull.

 

Shay

Top Pick: Suicide Squad #12 (DC Comics) – Suicide Squad goes up against some of the DC Universes deadliest inmates.

Justice League of America #1 (DC Comics) – Two words, Lord Havoc! There are extremists on the loose and the newly formed Justice League is coming to save us all!

Elektra #1 (Marvel) – Ninja Assassin tries to find her escape in Las Vegas. What happens in Vegas gets buried in Vegas.

Inhumans vs. X-Men #5 (Marvel) – Medusa sets out to release Black Bolt as the X-Men tries to rid the world of the rest of the deadly cloud.

SLAM! #4 (BOOM! Studios) – It’s a roller derby world and these are roller derby girls. As a derby girl myself, I can attest to its realness.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Rough Riders on the Storm #1 (Aftershock Comics) – It’s been three years since the first volume and the death of President McKinley has Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt convinced there’s a bigger conspiracy and he must get the band back together.

Heathen #1 (Vault Comics) – Originally released digitally, this Viking series by Natasha Alterici is awesome.

Highlander: American Dream #1 (IDW Publishing) – It’s Highlander, do you need any more reason to look forward to this? There can be only one!

Old Guard #1 (Image Comics) – Greg Rucka’s new series with art by Leandro Fernandez about old soldiers who never die. If the name Rucka is on it, it’s a must get.

The Time Museum (First Second) – A new graphic novel series focused on an internship at the Time Museum that leads to time traveling adventures. This is a great addition to the world of graphic novels aimed at a younger audience with lots of fun action and solid art.

Preview: SLAM! #4

SLAM! #4

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Pamela Ribon
Artist: Veronica Fish
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Veronica Fish
Incentive Cover: Audrey Mok
Price: $3.99

CanCan and Knockout are living separate lives after their friendship fizzles…until Knockout volunteers to ref a bout with CanCan’s team and appears to be calling extra penalties on her old friend.

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Around the Tubes

the-wild-storm-1It’s a new week and that means new comics, new interviews, new reviews, and more! This past weekend was Toy Fair and we’re continuing our coverage today. What have you seen so far that you’ve liked? Sound off in the comments below.

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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ICv2 – BOOM! Offers Retailers ‘Guarantee’ Program – This will be interesting to see its impact.

Comichron – More comics shipped in January 2017 than any January in 20 years; U.S. Avengers #1 leads pack – Interesting stat considering those percentages…

The Outhousers – Scalped TV Show Casts Alex Meraz As Dashiell Bad Horse – Awesome!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Death Be Damned #1

The Beat – Dr. McNinja: Rule of Cool

Talking Comics – Green Arrow #17

Atomic Junk Shop – Sunstone Vol. 1- 5

Talking Comics – The Wild Storm #1

The Writer of “Legally Blonde” and “10 Things I Hate About You” Takes You to Misfit City

BOOM! Studios has announced Misfit City, an all-new monthly comic book series from screenwriter Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Kurt Lustgarten, along with artist Naomi Franquiz, debuting in May 2017 from the groundbreaking BOOM! Box imprint.

Nothing’s happened in Wilder’s hometown since they filmed that cult kids’ adventure movie there in the ’80s…but that’s ancient history. Until one day, she and her friends come upon a centuries-old treasure map drawn by the infamous pirate Black Mary…and they find themselves on a real-life adventure in the town they dreamed of escaping.

Misfit City is a treasure hunting story through a unique female lens, girls need their version of The Goonies—and Misfit City is giving it to them.

Misfit City #1 will feature a main cover by Franquiz, along with a variant cover by Ester Zejn and a treasure map variant by Paulina Ganucheau.

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It’s Grumpy Cat Meets Garfield from Dynamite and BOOM! for Summer 2017

Dynamite has published the comic book, The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat, featuring “The World’s Grumpiest Cat” and her brother Pokey since 2015, selling over one half million copies and winning the hearts of readers of all ages! With her ever-present pout and sassy disposition, Grumpy Cat has become one of the world’s most famous felines. Now, her unbearable cuteness and infectious sourpuss comes face to face with the original cartoon cat, Garfield!

An exclusive partnership between Dynamite Entertainment and BOOM! Studios‘ award-winning imprint, KaBOOM!, will bring Jim Davis’ iconic comic strip cat Garfield together with internet sensation Grumpy Cat in a limited series, with a story written by Mark Evanier himself!

Look for more news about the comic book crossover event of the year in the coming months, with a release targeted for summer 2017!

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Preview: The Deep #2 (of 6)

The Deep #2 (of 6)

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: James Brouwer
Cover Artist: James Brouwer
Price: $3.99

The youngest Nekton comes face-to-face with the mysterious sea creature that has risen from the depths of the ocean near Greenland.

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Preview: Kong of Skull Island #8

Kong of Skull Island #8

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Nick Robles
Price: $3.99

It’s Kong vs. Kong as they tear through Skull Island, fighting to the death.

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Preview: Adventure Time Comics #8

Adventure Time Comics #8

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Meg Omac
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Meg Omac
Subscription Cover: Derek Kirk Kim
Incentive Cover: Ben Constantine
Price: $3.99

It’s a special Fionna and Cake issue by The New York Times best-seller Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer)! Marshall Lee and LSP need to figure out Marshall Lee’s musical identity.

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