Tag Archives: Comics

Preview: Black Hammer: The End #4

Black Hammer: The End #4

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Malachi Ward
Colorist: Malachi Ward
Letterer: Nate Piekos
Cover Artist: Malachi Ward
Variant Cover: Tonci Zonjic

As the hellamental monsters are unleashed upon Spiral City by the world destroyer Anti-God, the heroes and villains of the world unite to put an end to this madness once and for all.

Black Hammer: The End is the next era of the Black Hammer Universe; a six-issue event series by Jeff Lemire and Malachi Ward that pulls the Black Hammer world into crisis.

Black Hammer: The End #4

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles x Stranger Things Director’s Cut #1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles x Stranger Things Director’s Cut #1

(W) Cameron Chittock (A/CA) Fero Pe
In Shops: Nov 22, 2023
SRP: $5.99

Travel back to 1985 for the most bizarre crossover of 2023 as the TMNT and the kids from Hawkins meet for the first time! With script pages and early-process art from Cameron Chittock and Fero Pe, this Director’s Cut is the perfect way to re-experience the greatest crossover you never saw coming.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles x Stranger Things Director's Cut #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story Anniversary Edition

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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 choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

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

Associate Professor Akira Takasuki’s Conjecture Vol. 2 (Yen Press) – A university student who can detect lies teaming with an associate professor to investigate odd happenings was a solid debut and we’re expecting the same here.

Batman: Off-World #1 (DC Comics) – It’s Batman… in space! While the concept is… something, the comic is intriguing and showing Batman’s obsession with dealing with any contingency and going up against any opponent.

Beginning After the End Vol. 4 (Yen Press) – Arthur is finally able to travel to the city of Xyrus to reunite with his family!

Daredevil: Black Armor #1 (Marvel) – Marvel’s returning to “classic” times of characters to fill in unknown periods has been mixed but this debut is rather interesting so far pitting Daredevil up against some heavy hitters.

The Devil That Wears My Face #2 (Mad Cave Studios) – The first issue was solid mixing Face Off and The Exorcist and the second is what we’d expect as the fallout from the concept begins!

Edenfrost #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – After losing their parents in a pogrom, teenage siblings Alex and Yuli use the mystical power of a Golem to survive the chaos of the Russian Civil War. In a harrowing journey through war-torn Ukraine, the duo will face the harsh reality of warfare, ethnic bias, and national pride as they fight for their own place in the world. Can you say relevant?

The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story Anniversary Edition (Dark Horse) – If you missed out on this when it was released 10 years ago, here’s your chance to correct that mistake with a new edition with new additions! It’s the true story of the visionary manager of the Beatles, Brian Epstein!

Hellicious #1 (Massive Publishing) – There’s only one soul who Cherry thinks might be a good playmate – Satan-worshipping death metal frontman Briggy Bundy. The bad news is, he isn’t dead…Yet. If you missed the original release of this series, now’s your chance!

Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #2 (DC Comics) – The crossover might seem a little silly, the result is a lot of fun as DC’s heroes must deal with an invasion of oversized monsters. Don’t think to much and just sit back and enjoy the action.

Kiss the Scars of the Girls Vol. 1 (Yen Press) – Deep within a dense forest stands an academy for girls, whose students share a secret-they’re all vampires. To learn to hunt without attracting human attention, the maidens forge bloody bonds of sisterhood, but what fate will their ties bring…?

Red Harvest: Terror and Famin in Soviet Ukraine (NBM) – Red Harvest is based on the tragic events that took place in Soviet Ukraine and other parts of the Soviet Union from 1929 to 1933.

Somna #1 (DSTLRY) – Set amidst the terrifying backdrop of the witch hunts in a quiet 1600s English village, Somna follows one woman’s descent into an erotic escape from the confines of her puritanical world.

Universal Monsters: Dracula #2 (Skybound) – A retelling of the classic tale of Dracula with some fantastic art. The first issue was amazing and we expect no less from the second.

Void Rivals #6 (Skybound) – The series seems to have found its legs with the previous issue moving away from the guest of the week and bringing all of the teases together. Hopefully that direction continues.

Yokohama Station SF Vol. 3 (Yen Press) – The series has been interesting so far as the setting is a Japanese train station that’s sort of sentient and expanding!

Eric Powell’s The Goon returns in The Goon: Them That Don’t Stay Dead

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of The Goon, and to celebrate, Eric Powell and Dark Horse Comics present an all-new comic miniseries, The Goon: Them That Don’t Stay Dead. Powell will write and illustrate the new series. Craig Davison, an illustrator known for his work depicting children pretending to be their favorite characters from comics, film, and TV, will illustrate a special variant cover for The Goon: Them That Don’t Stay Dead #1.

The return to Lonely Street hasn’t been easy for the Goon and Franky. And just as they’ve finally got the various gangs of bloodsuckers and night stalkers back in line, and they can finally relax with a nice night out bowling, a new threat appears. One that will shake the very foundations of Nameless Town. Also, Spider gets hooked on the junk. Drama!

The Goon: Them That Don’t Stay Dead #1 (of 4) pounds it’s way into comic shops on March 20, 2024.

The Ghostbusters are Back in Town in a new series from Dark Horse

An all-new ghostbusting adventure arrives March 2024 in the form of a new series from Dark Horse Comics: Ghostbusters: Back in Town! This new four-issue series bridges the gap between Ghostbusters: Afterlife and its upcoming sequel Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.

A year and a half after the events of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the Ghostbusters are officially back in business and headed to where it all began: New York City! Callie, Gary, Trevor, and Phoebe are moving into the Firehouse and ready to take on the Spengler family business…or are they? Ghostbusting on top of changing family dynamics has a way of going awry––and that’s exactly what one paranormal force is counting on.

Featuring writing by David Booher, art by Blue Delliquanti, colors by Mildred Louis, and Cris Peter, and letters by Jimmy Betancourt of Comicraft, Ghostbusters: Back in Town continues the cultural phenomenon. The first issue’s cover will be illustrated by Kyle Lambert, with a variant cover by Steve Morris.

Ghostbusters: Back in Town #1 (of 4), scares its way into comic shops on March 27, 2024.

The Full Line-Up of Free Comic Book Day 2024 Comics Revealed

The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Retailer Selection Committee has selected forty-eight comic book titles for the industry’s most anticipated annual event to take place on Saturday, May 4, at participating comic shops worldwide.

A committee of comic shop retailers chose forty-eight titles to be available on Free Comic Book Day: twelve Gold Sponsor comics and thirty-six Silver Sponsor comics that give fans an opportunity to discover new titles and genres. This year’s selection of Silver Sponsor comics includes beloved franchises such as Star Wars, Monster High, Maleificent, Doctor Who, Street Fighter, and One Piece. Other notable Silver Sponsor titles are available from ABLAZE, Archie Comics, First Second Books, Massive Publishing and more.

The complete listing of all forty-eight FCBD titles, including the twelve Gold Sponsor and thirty-six Silver Sponsor comic books, can be found in the December issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 22.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: GOLD COMICS

Andrews McMeel Publishing| UNICORN CRUSH

Andrews McMeel Publishing| UNICORN CRUSH

BOOM! Studios | THE WORLDS OF JAMES TYNION IV

BOOM! Studios | THE WORLDS OF JAMES TYNION IV

Dark Horse Comics | HELLBOY/ STRANGER THINGS

Dark Horse Comics | HELLBOY/ STRANGER THINGS

DC | DC FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

DC | DC FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

Dynamite Entertainment | JONNY QUEST

Dynamite Entertainment | JONNY QUEST

IDW Publishing | TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

IDW Publishing | TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Image Comics/ Skybound | TRANSFORMERS & G.I. JOE: WELCOME TO THE ENERGON UNIVERSE

Image Comics/ Skybound | TRANSFORMERS & G.I. JOE: WELCOME TO THE ENERGON UNIVERSE

Marvel Comics | ULTIMATE UNIVERSE/ SPIDER-MAN #1

Marvel Comics | ULTIMATE UNIVERSE/ SPIDER-MAN #1

Marvel Comics | BLOOD HUNT/ X-MEN #1

Marvel Comics | BLOOD HUNT/ X-MEN #1

Papercutz| DISNEY’S ENCANTO & TURNING RED: THE NEW ADVENTURES

Papercutz| DISNEY’S ENCANTO & TURNING RED: THE NEW ADVENTURES

Random House Graphix | WITCHES OF BROOKLYN

Random House Graphix | WITCHES OF BROOKLYN

VIZ Media | POKEMON ASVENTURES: OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE/ SPLATOON 3

VIZ Media | POKEMON ASVENTURES: OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE/ SPLATOON 3

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: SILVER COMICS

ABLAZE | GANNIBAL (MR)

ABLAZE | GANNIBAL (MR)

Alien Books | THE VALIANTS

Alien Books | THE VALIANTS

American Mythology Productions | CURSEDVERSE BLIGHTED DAWN #1

American Mythology Productions | CURSEDVERSE BLIGHTED DAWN #1

Andrews McMeel Publishing | SNOOPY BEAGLE SCOUT ADVENTURES

Andrews McMeel Publishing | SNOOPY BEAGLE SCOUT ADVENTURES

Arcana Comics | ULTRADUCK

Arcana Comics | ULTRADUCK

Archie Comics | ARCHIE HORROR PRESENTS THE CURSED LIBRARY PRELUDE

Archie Comics | ARCHIE HORROR PRESENTS THE CURSED LIBRARY PRELUDE

BOOM! Studios | BOOM BOX 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA

BOOM! Studios | BOOM BOX 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA

Dark Horse Comics | STAR WARS/ PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES

Dark Horse Comics | STAR WARS/ PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES

DC | DC MIDDLE GRADE FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

DC | DC MIDDLE GRADE FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

DC | DC YOUNG ADULT FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

DC | DC YOUNG ADULT FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

DC | MAD FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

DC | MAD FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

Dynamite Entertainment | MALEFICENT #1

Dynamite Entertainment | MALEFICENT #1

Fantagraphics Books | MARVEL & FANTAGRAPHICS PRESENT ATLAS COMICS

Fantagraphics Books | MARVEL & FANTAGRAPHICS PRESENT ATLAS COMICS

First Second Books | INVESTIGATORS: CLASS ACTION SNEAK PEEK

First Second Books | INVESTIGATORS: CLASS ACTION SNEAK PEEK

Gemstone Publishing | ROMEO VS. JULIET: A KILL SHAKESPEARE ADVENTURE

Gemstone Publishing | ROMEO VS. JULIET: A KILL SHAKESPEARE ADVENTURE

Gemstone Publishing | THE OVERSTREET GUIDE TO COLLECTING COMICS

Gemstone Publishing | THE OVERSTREET GUIDE TO COLLECTING COMICS

Graphix | UNICO AWAKENING

Graphix | UNICO AWAKENING

IDW Publishing | MONSTER HIGH

IDW Publishing | MONSTER HIGH

Kodansha Comics | INITIAL D/ KAINA OF GREAT SNOW

Kodansha Comics | INITIAL D/ KAINA OF GREAT SNOW

Mad Cave Studios | GATCHAMAN #0

Mad Cave Studios | GATCHAMAN #0

Mad Cave Studios | FLASH GORDON #0

Mad Cave Studios | FLASH GORDON #0

Marvel Comics | MARVEL VOICES #1

Marvel Comics | MARVEL VOICES #1

Marvel Comics | SPIDEY AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS #1

Marvel Comics | SPIDEY AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS #1

Marvel | STAR WARS #1

Marvel | STAR WARS #1

Massive Publishing | EYE LIE POPEYE #1

Massive Publishing | EYE LIE POPEYE #1

Papercutz | LOUD HOUSE SPECIAL

Papercutz | LOUD HOUSE SPECIAL

Papercutz | ASTERIX OLYMPICS SPECIAL

Papercutz | ASTERIX OLYMPICS SPECIAL

Penguin Young Readers | THE NIGHT LIBRARIAN

Penguin Young Readers | THE NIGHT LIBRARIAN

Random House Graphix | KATIE THE CATSITTER-MAX MEOW MASHUP #1

Random House Graphix | KATIE THE CATSITTER-MAX MEOW MASHUP #1

Ten Ton Press | TONS OF STRANGE

Ten Ton Press | TONS OF STRANGE

Titan Comics | CONAN: BATTLE OF THE BLACK STONE (MR)

Titan Comics | CONAN: BATTLE OF THE BLACK STONE (MR)

Titan Comics | DOCTOR WHO: THE FIFTEENTH DOCTOR

Titan Comics | DOCTOR WHO: THE FIFTEENTH DOCTOR

TOKYOPOP | FAR CRY: CULL THE HERD #1

TOKYOPOP | FAR CRY: CULL THE HERD #1

UDON Entertainment | STREET FIGHTER VS FINAL FIGHT #1

UDON Entertainment | STREET FIGHTER VS FINAL FIGHT #1

Vault Comics | DYING INSIDE

Vault Comics | DYING INSIDE

VIZ Media | ONE PIECE: ACE’S STORY/ STATUS ROYALE

VIZ Media | ONE PIECE: ACE’S STORY/ STATUS ROYALE

Free Comic Book Day 2024’s Gold Sponsor Comic Books have been announced

The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Committee has selected the twelve Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event: Free Comic Book Day. FCBD is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in May at participating comic book shops worldwide, with next year’s event taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

The participating titles were curated by 10+ comic shop retailers who make up the FCBD Selection Committee. This year’s comic book lineup features something for everyone: from superheroes to movies and video games, beloved franchises and favorites for all-ages. The Gold Sponsor titles come from the industry’s top publishers including Andrews McMeel Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Marvel, Papercutz, Random House Children’s Books, and VIZ Media.

The full line-up of this year’s comic books will be released on Thursday, November 16, when thirty-six additional FCBD Silver Sponsor titles are announced. A complete listing of all forty-eight FCBD titles can also be found in the December 2023 issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 22. 

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: GOLD COMICS

Andrews McMeel Publishing| UNICORN CRUSH

Andrews McMeel Publishing| UNICORN CRUSH

BOOM! Studios | THE WORLDS OF JAMES TYNION IV

BOOM! Studios | THE WORLDS OF JAMES TYNION IV

Dark Horse Comics | HELLBOY/ STRANGER THINGS

Dark Horse Comics | HELLBOY/ STRANGER THINGS

DC | DC FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

DC | DC FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

Dynamite Entertainment | JONNY QUEST

Dynamite Entertainment | JONNY QUEST

IDW Publishing | TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

IDW Publishing | TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Image Comics/ Skybound | TRANSFORMERS & G.I. JOE: WELCOME TO THE ENERGON UNIVERSE

Image Comics/ Skybound | TRANSFORMERS & G.I. JOE: WELCOME TO THE ENERGON UNIVERSE

Marvel Comics | ULTIMATE UNIVERSE/ SPIDER-MAN #1

Marvel Comics | ULTIMATE UNIVERSE/ SPIDER-MAN #1

Marvel Comics | BLOOD HUNT/ X-MEN #1

Marvel Comics | BLOOD HUNT/ X-MEN #1

Papercutz| DISNEY’S ENCANTO & TURNING RED: THE NEW ADVENTURES

Papercutz| DISNEY’S ENCANTO & TURNING RED: THE NEW ADVENTURES

Random House Graphix | WITCHES OF BROOKLYN

Random House Graphix | WITCHES OF BROOKLYN

VIZ Media | POKEMON ASVENTURES: OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE/ SPLATOON 3

VIZ Media | POKEMON ASVENTURES: OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE/ SPLATOON 3

Dawnrunner is an all-new sci-fi epic from Ram V, Evan Cagle, and Dark Horse

Hop aboard massive mechs and battle giant monsters in Dark Horse Comics’ newest sci-fi epic, Dawnrunner! Ram V and Evan Cagle helm the series with story by V and interior and cover art by Cagle. V and Cagle join forces with colorist Dave Stewart and letterer Aditya Bidikar. Fans should also keep an eye out for five different variant cover versions of Issue #1 by various artists, including Matias Bergara, Dike Ruan, and Tula Lotay.

A century ago, a portal opened over Central America and giant monsters known as the Tetza came through, changing our world. Now, the world puts all its effort into making the Iron Kings–giant mechs that are forever battling the Tetza for humanity’s continued survival in gladiatorial combat.

Anita Marr is the greatest of the Iron King pilots, chosen to work with a new secret prototype named Dawnrunner. An Iron King that could change the tide in humanity’s favor.

Dawnrunner #1 (of 5) will be in comic shops on March 20, 2024, and is available for pre-order now at your local comic shop for $4.99.

Tom King and Bilquis Evely reunite for Helen of Wyndhorn at Dark Horse

From the Eisner Award-winning and bestselling creative team of Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, source of the upcoming film from DC Studios, comes a brand new gothic sword and sorcery epic that’s Conan the Barbarian meets The Wizard of Oz. Dark Horse Comics presents Helen of Wyndhorn, the latest creative endeavor from the prolific team of writer Tom King, artists Bilquis Evely, and Matheus Lopes, and letterer Clayton Cowles.

To celebrate the return of King and Evely as a comics duo, Helen of Wyndhorn #1 will debut with  several must-have, collectible variant covers. The main cover is created by interior artists Evely and Lopes, with a foil variant also available, while renowned artists Tula Lotay, Elsa Charretier, and Massimo Carnevale provide breathtaking variant covers in their own styles. Incentive variants by Clay Mann and Walt Simonson with Laura Martin will also be available to retailers, along with a pulp cover tribute variant by Greg Smallwood to be revealed near the final order cuttoff for comics retailers.

Following the tragic death of her father C.K. Cole, the esteemed pulp writer and creator of the popular warrior character Othan, Helen Cole is called to her grandfather’s enormous and illustrious estate: Wyndhorn House. Scarred by Cole’s untimely passing and lost in a new, strange world, Helen wreaks drunken havoc upon her arrival. However, her chaotic ways begin to soften as she discovers a lifetime of secrets hiding within the myriad rooms and hallways of the expansive manor. For outside its walls, within the woods, dwell the legendary adventures that once were locked away within her father’s stories. 

Helen of Wyndhorn #1 (of 6) will arrive in a traditional comics format (32 pages, 6.625” x 10.1875”) on comic shop shelves on March 13, 2024. Pre-order from your local comic book shop today.

Exclusive Preview: Black Hammer: The End #4

Black Hammer: The End #4

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Malachi Ward
Colorist: Malachi Ward
Letterer: Nate Piekos
Cover Artist: Malachi Ward
Variant Cover: Tonci Zonjic

As the hellamental monsters are unleashed upon Spiral City by the world destroyer Anti-God, the heroes and villains of the world unite to put an end to this madness once and for all.

Black Hammer: The End is the next era of the Black Hammer Universe; a six-issue event series by Jeff Lemire and Malachi Ward that pulls the Black Hammer world into crisis.

Black Hammer: The End #4
« Older Entries