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Preview: Bang! #2

Bang! #2

(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Wilfredo Torres
In Shops: Mar 18, 2020
SRP: $3.99

A constant stream of terrorist attacks follows John Shaw, and the only thing that keeps him one step ahead is a collection of power-giving inhalers and a hatred of shoes.

When he’s once again caught in the middle of a terrorist plot, Shaw finds that these random attacks may not be so random-and the fabric of reality may be at stake.

Bang! #2

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Alienated #2

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 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 Wednesday.

Alienated #2 (BOOM! Studios) – Three kids discover an alien and there’s no way this goes well. An amazing first issue and we’re expecting the same from the second.

Archangel 8 #1/Hotell #1/Red Border #1/Resistance #1 (AWA Studios) – AWA Studios launches with four series all being released this week. We’ve read the teaser magazine and these all look great. A new publisher? We’re in!

Artemis & the Assassin #1 (AfterShock) – A time traveling assassin and a spy from 1944 try to kill each other. Yeah, this sounds awesome.

Bad Reception #4 (AfterShock) – Each issue is like an Agatha Christie novel and it’s been so good.

Bang! #2 (Dark Horse) – The debut was a crazy riff on the James Bond genre. There were enough twists to make it stand out and we want to see where it goes.

Canopus #2 (Scout Comics) – Fantastic sci-fi and a must get. The debut issue was one of the best of the year so far. Helen’s stuck on a mysterious planet and doesn’t know why.

Outlawed #1 (Marvel) – There are absolutely echoes of Civil War but the first issue is a solid start to what’s coming.

Plunge #2 (DC Comics/DC Black Label/Hill House Comics) – The first issue was fantastic horror and we’ve been awaiting the second.

Starship Down #1 (Dark Horse) – An extraterrestrial ship is discovered buried under the ice for thousands of years.

Undiscovered Country #5 (Image Comics) – This comic has been crazy with everything it’s throwing out there and mixing together. Mad Max and apocalypse story with possible time travel-ish elements. It’s all over and just crazy fun.

Wicked Things #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A spin-off from Giant Days about everyone’s favorite child detective: Charlotte Grote!

X-Ray Robot #1 (Dark Horse) – Mike Allred’s latest and Allred’s name alone has us excited for the first issue.

Spy Island #1 Sells Out Before Its April Release

Spy Island #1, the Bermuda Triangle spy-mystery miniseries from the Eisner-nominated team Chelsea Cain, Lia Miternique, Elise McCall, Rachelle Rosenberg, and Joe Caramagna sells out ahead of its on-sale date. Dark Horse Comics has announced a second printing, featuring an all-new cover by co-creator Lia Miternique.

The highly anticipated dark-humored espionage-adventure is told from the point of view of wry super spy Nora Freud, and takes place on a tropical island where surfers are more likely to be attacked by mermaids than by sharks, and cheap super villains take advantage of the deep discounts during the off-season.

Spy Island #1 arrives in your local comic shop April 1, 2020 featuring a main cover and variant cover by Lia Miternique. Dark Horse Comics will publish the new, second printing variant of issue 1, featuring an all new cover by Lia Miternique on April 8th, in order to meet the high demand from comic book stores and readers.

Spy Island #1

The Orville’s Season 2.5 Comes to Dark Horse Comics

The Orville Executive Producer David A. Goodman, artist David Cabeza, and colorist Michael Atiyeh are teaming up once again to bring the world of The Orville back to the printed page in The Orville Season 2.5: Launch Day.

In the same fashion as Season 1.5, these new stories will consist of two, two-issue “episodes” telling stories set between the second and third seasons of Seth McFarlane’s hit television show. The first of these “episodes” starts with  The Orville Season 2.5: Launch Day #1 (of two).

When seemingly hostile Krill ships cross into Union space, the Orville intercepts. Captain Mercer learns they are en route to a planet that left the Union decades ago, under mysterious circumstances. Scans have discovered a moon-sized construct above the planet, and the Krill intend a preemptive strike against the presumed weapon. But is it? 

The Orville Season 2.5: Launch Day #1 (of two) goes on sale June 3, 2020.

The Orville Season 2.5: Launch Day #1

Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden Introduce Lady Baltimore in 2020

This summer Mike Mignola and bestselling novelist Christopher Golden will reunite for an all-new series, Lady Baltimore. The five-part comic-book series from Dark Horse Comics is co-written by Mignola and Golden, with art by Bridgit Connell, colors by Michelle Madsen, and stunning covers by Hugo Award-winning illustrator Abigail Larson.

Her name was Sofia Valk. Once she lived in an Estonian village, before the evil came. But when Europe erupted with the early battles of World War II, it was time for Sofia Valk to embrace her destiny as Lady Baltimore.

Lady Baltimore takes place 13 years after the events of Baltimore, The Red Kingdom, the final Baltimore series in which the Red King amassed power on his way to the Vatican coronation while his armies swept across Europe in an unholy war.

In time, Sofia Valk became Lord Baltimore’s most trusted ally, but without him she must take on the fight herself. Can she fight monsters without becoming a monster herself?

The first issue of Lady Baltimore goes on sale from Dark Horse Comics on June 10, 2020.

Lady Baltimore

Geralt Returns to Comics in The Witcher: Fading Memories

For fans who can’t get enough of the White Wolf, CD Projekt Red and Dark Horse Comics are teaming up again to bring you a brand-new story set in the world of the smash hit game series! Penned by Bartosz Sztybor and illustrated by Amad Mir, with a cover by Evan CagleThe Witcher: Fading Memories follows the further adventures of Geralt of Rivia.

Geralt has become impoverished and dejected since monster threats have seemingly vanished. Times have always been hard for Witchers—but without continual work, his situation has worsened. As Geralt explores new possibilities for his life path, he receives a request from the Mayor of Towitz, a small town where children are being kidnapped by Foglets…but something feels off about this new threat.

The Witcher: Fading Memories #1 (of four) goes on sale June 17, 2020.

The Witcher: Fading Memories #1

Bang! #1 Gets a 3rd Printing

The debut issue of the hit comic book series BANG! by writer Matt Kindt, artist Wilfredo Torres, colorist Nayoung Kim, and letterer Nate Piekos is going back to press for a third printing, featuring an all new cover by acclaimed artist David Rubín.

The first printing of BANG! #1 sold out ahead of publication, following widespread press attention and endorsements from Keanu Reeves and some of the comic book industry’s most respected writers and artists. Following the sell out of the second printing, a third printing of BANG! will go on sale from Dark Horse Comics on April 1, 2020. Orders close for the third printing cover on March 9th, 2020.

Bang! #1

Dark Horse Promotes Katii O’Brien, Rachel Roberts, and Brett Israel

Dark Horse Comics has announced the promotion of three members of its editorial staff, Katii O’Brien, Rachel Roberts, and Brett Israel!

Katii O’Brien has been promoted to Editor. A graduate of Seton Hall University, Katii has handled many projects and creators during her time at Dark Horse with a focus on Mike Mignola titles. Hellboy, B.P.R.D., and all of Mike’s other creations are a fundamental part of Dark Horse’s identity, and for the past two years Katii has expertly guided each of title through the editorial process. Katii loves horror movies, her favorite of which is the original Halloween.

Rachel Roberts has also been promoted to full Editor. Rachel joined the Editorial Department in 2015 and she has grown the department with skill and ease. Working on a spectrum of titles ranging from art books and graphic novels for Avatar the Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and Critical Role, to projects from high-profile creators like Camilla d’Errico and licensors like Nintendo, Rachel has expertly balanced commercial and creative needs to produce some of Dark Horse’s most successful books. Rachel is a graduate from Northern Arizona University, with a BFA in Visual Communications. When not at work, she is likely cooking, playing video games, or on a drive with her partner and their Australian Kelpie mix, Ben Kenobi.

Brett Israel and one of Dark Horse’s only sports fans has been promoted to Associate Editor. With a BFA from Emerson College, Brett first came to Dark Horse as an intern from the Portland State University Comics Studies Program. He formally joined the company in late 2017 and since that time he has proven himself to be hardworking, reliable, and creative. Following successful first outings with No One Left to Fight and Crone, Brett is developing a solid list of his titles, including the upcoming English translations of Cuisine Chinoise and Papaya Salad. Brett is an avid Hockey fan and when prompted will scream at you about the Flyers. 

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Falcon and Winter Soldier #1

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 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 Wednesday.

2020 Force Works #1 (Marvel) – Spinning out of the “2020” mini-event a team must come together to take on the robot revolution!

Amethyst #1 (DC Comics) – The latest entry in the Wonder Comics line, that puts the character in the spotlight after her reintroduction in Young Justice.

Falcon & Winter Soldier #1 (Marvel) – Can a comic capture the big screen fun that is this buddy cop duo?

Far Sector #4 (DC Comics/DC’s Young Animal) – One of the best Green Lantern titles in years, the story is top notch and art is jaw dropping amazing.

Finger Guns #1 (Vault Comics) – Two teenagers find out they can manipulate emotions by firing finger guns.

Hidden Society #1 (Dark Horse) – A new series from Rafael Scavone and Rafael Albuquerque introduce us to a world of wizards, deities, demons, and danger.

Leviathan Dawn #1 (DC Comics) – The next chapter after Event Leviathan. The heroes fight back!

Quantum & Woody #2 (Valiant) – The world’s worst superhero duo is always fun and full of humor and laughs.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika #1 (IDW Publishing) – The newest Turtle embarks on a solo adventure that explores her past and present.

Tomorrow #1 (Dark Horse) – A Russian computer virus has jumped the sepcies barrier and wiped out most of the adult population. Interesting concept that might be a bit too on the nose for today’s news.

Gerard Way, Gabriel Bá, Shaun Simon, and I.N.J. Culbard Expand the World of The Umbrella Academy

Dark Horse Comics has revealed the first Umbrella Academy spin-off series: You Look Like Death! Written by series co-creator Gerard Way with Shaun Simon, illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard, lettered by Nate Piekos, You Look Like Death explores the trials and tribulations of a young Séance as he navigates the world by himself.

Roughly ten years before the events of Apocalypse Suite, 18-year-old Séance gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy. With his allowance discontinued by Hargreeves, he takes to a place where his ghoulish talents will be appreciated––Hollywood. After a magical high on a vampire-drug-lord’s stash, Klaus needs help, and doesn’t have his siblings there to save him.

You Look Like Death #1 (of six) goes on sale June 17, 2020. Each issue features covers by Gabriel Bá, I.N.J. Culbard, and a third cover by guest artists including Leo Romero, Jenny Frison, and more.

You Look Like Death #1
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