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Preview: Vampirella Vol. 5 #4

Vampirella Vol 5 #4

writer: Christopher Priest
artist: Ergün Gündüz
covers: Artgerm (A), Guillem March (B), Fay Dalton (C), Ergün Gündüz (D), Cosplay (E)
Ergün Gündüz (RI-Virgin), Fay Dalton (RI-B/W), Cosplay (RI-Virgin), Guillem March (RI-Virgin), Guillem March (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

Seduction of The Innocent Book Four of Twelve:

While several of Vampirella’s classic enemies gather under mysterious circumstances, Vampirella is goaded into committing a heroic act which may thrust her into the public eye, a place she’s definitely not comfortable in! By the ever-unpredictable Christopher Priest and taking-the-US-by-storm Ergün Gündüz!

Vampirella Vol 5 #4

Preview: Savage Tales: A Red Sonja Halloween Special

Savage Tales: A Red Sonja Halloween Special

writer: Mark Russell
artist: Jacob Edgar
covers: Erica D’urso, Erica D’urso (RI-Virgin)
FC | 40 pages | $4.99 | Action/Adventure | Teen+

A 28-page special, directly connected to the events of RED SONJA #9. Know this, in a time before, Young Sonja The Red journeyed to the Sorcerers of Wigur-Nomadene. She would attempt to convince them to bring her family and friends back to life. But magic… comes with a cost… By acclaimed writer MARK RUSSELL (Red Sonja, The Riddler: Year Of The Villain) and JACOB EDGAR (James Bond: Moneypenny).

Savage Tales: A Red Sonja Halloween Special

Preview: The Death-Defying ‘Devil Vol 2 #3

The Death-Defying ‘Devil Vol 2 #3

writer: Gail Simone
artist: Walter Geovani
covers: Inhyuk Lee (A), Lucio Parrillo (B), Riccardo Federici (C)
Riccardo Federici (RI-B/W), Lucio Parrillo “Crimson Devil” Cover (RI-Virgin), Lucio Parrillo “Blue Hue” Cover (RI-Virgin), Riccardo Federici (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Superheroes | $3.99 | Teen+

The siege of Winslow House continues! Devil is up against the thugs trying to invade and possibly the house itself. What makes this seemingly rundown building so special and will its tenants survive to find out?

The Death-Defying 'Devil Vol 2 #3

Preview: Bettie Page: Unbound #5

Bettie Page: Unbound #5

writer: David Avallone
artist: Moy R
covers: John Royle (A), Scott Chantler (B), Vincenzo Federici (C), Julius Ohta (D), Photo Cover (E)
Photo Cover (RI-Virgin), Vincenzo Federici (RI-Virgin), Scott Chantler (RI-Virgin), Julius Ohta (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

So you fought the Great Old Ones, you visited four parallel universes and you saved the multiverse…what do you do for an encore? Easy! You meet up with a certain genius Princeton professor and try to figure it all out. Unfortunately, you’re not the only one who’s interested in what’s going on inside that famous brain. The world’s greatest model spy meets the world’s smartest man in The Physicist and the Pin-Up…the senses-shattering epilogue to the CRISIS ON INFINITE BETTIES!

Bettie Page: Unbound #5

Review: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle #2

Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle #2

As a child, I remember the first time I saw Cujo. I’d heard from an older cousin just how scary Stephen King’s books were and how it would stay with you for days. I remember how she told me how Salem’s Lot was the scariest book she read. She had her own misgivings about the movie and the miniseries, but she said they were pretty much the same.

 Then I watched Cujo and the way me and my cousins saw stray animals became something completely different for our adolescent minds. We were instantly scared of strange animals, even if they were domesticated. That movie has left such an imprint on our minds 36 years later, that when I do see a dog, the name, “ Cujo” comes to mind every time. In the second issue of Dresden Files: Welcome To The Jungle, we find Harry fighting a whole zoo who’s being controlled by an evil entity.

We find Harry and Will running from a pack of leopards, who back them in a corner and where Harry notices something mystical emanating from their eyes. His instincts lead him to the zoo’s veterinarian’s office, Dr. Watson, where he uncovers traces of blood magic, something he doesn’t hold the knowledge of. He eventually returns to his abode and discovers through speaking with Bob, his spectral guide, exactly what Watson is. By the issue’s end, Harry and Will, armed with this new knowledge, depart to confront her.

Overall, an engaging issue which displays Jim Butcher’s innate skill to blend genres as the heat gets turned on this issue. The story by Butcher is intense and well characterized. The art by Adrian Syaf is gorgeous. Altogether, an issue that proves Butcher’s genius and Syaf’s brilliance.

Story: Jim Butcher Art: Adrian Syaf
Story: 9.6 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Vampirella/Red Sonja #2

Vampirella/Red Sonja #2

writer: Jordie Bellaire
artist: Drew Moss
covers: Tula Lotay (A), David Mack (B), Babs Tarr (C), Leonardo Romero, Jordie Bellaire (D), Drew Moss “Then and Now” Variant (E)
Drew Moss “Now and Then” Variant (RI-B/W), Leonardo Romero, Jordie Bellaire (RI-Virgin), Drew Moss “Now and Then” Variant (RI-Virgin), Leonardo Romero, Jordie Bellaire (RI-B/W), Tula Lotay (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

In this issue: Vampirella takes a potion. Red Sonja gets hung upside-down by magic. A magical mystical mysterious gem begins to reveal its secrets. And many, many, SO many hamburgers are consumed. The ongoing sensation continues courtesy of JORDIE BELLAIRE (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and DREW MOSS (Star Wars)!

Vampirella/Red Sonja #2

Review: Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle #1

DRESDEN FILES WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE#1

In today’s popular media, the mainstreaming of geek culture has made the world more wondrous and open-minded. For a time, JK Rowling’s name and books captured the world’s imagination. Never has a series of books in my time been celebrated more than these epic tomes that Rowling produced at a rapid pace. So, when the Harry Potter books ended, the world came to a collective hush momentarily.

She eventually continued her work in this world by taking it stateside when she wrote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It took the world she introduced in Harry Potter and put in an urban setting, leading many to believe this had been the first-time audiences got to see wizards in a city landscape. But as most avid urban fantasy readers like myself have known, writers like Jim Butcher have been putting wizards in this world for years and much better than Rowling could ever do. In the first issue of the graphic adaptation of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Welcome To The Jungle, we find our protagonist in the midst of a city on the edge and magic is the reason for all the chaos.

We’re taken to the Chicago Zoo, where a murder under bizarre circumstances, has the police on high alert because of who the victim is connected to. As we meet Harry Dresden, an outcast wizard who’s also a private detective and has a penchant for finding the supernatural sources of his client’s aggrievements. Before long, Harry is called to the crime scene, one where we see the Chicago PD has both its skeptics and believers when it comes to magic,  and it just so happens, his biggest champion is Lt Murphy, who has seen firsthand what Harry’s abilities can yield. Harry begins his investigation, where he sees that many things about this case is very odd and reminds him of a previous battle he had with a once close confidant. By issue’s end, whatever black magic has powers over the animals at the zoo come for Harry.

Overall, an excellent debut issue of this smoldering detective whose keen ability to discern is what makes him both brilliant and powerful. The story by Butcher is action-packed, smart, and penetrative. The art by Adrian Syaf is simply breathtaking. Altogether, a story that proves that urban fantasy has always been in good hands, especially with Butcher’s deft touch.

Story: Jim Butcher Art: Adrian Syaf
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.3 Recommendation: Buy

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Vampire State Building

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.

Are You Listening? (First Second) – Tillie Walden’s latest is an intimate and emotional story about friendship, grief, and healing.

Black Terror #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Max Bemis takes on the classic character taking readers for a ride through the life of superhero and all the weirdness along the way.

Bury the Lede (BOOM! Studios) – A young reporter gets tied up in a murder mystery.

Catalyst Prime: Seven Days #1 (Lion Forge) – Announced over a year ago, the Catalyst Prime universe comes together for its first event.

Copra #1 (Image Comics) – The indie superhero comic gets a new start. Think an off the rails Suicide Squad where anything can happen.

Dead Eyes #1 (Image Comics) – An old school gangster is back out of retirement. This issue has been a long time coming and we’re intrigued.

House of X #6 (Marvel) – Jonathan Hickman’s reworking of the X Universe begins to wrap up and we want to see how this ends!

Mezo Premier Edition #1 (A Wave Blue World) – This publisher is trying something different with their single issues in that they’re releasing a premium first then you can buy the rest in trade or digitally. The concept is intriguing and we want to see if this has that extra something to hook readers to go along with this new distribution plan.

Nomen Omen #1 (Image Comics) – A new urban fantasy tale of witchcraft is perfectly timed for the Halloween season.

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1 (BOOM! Studios) – It’s the Cold War and the Soviets have a secret weapon, an alien monster they don’t understand and can’t control.

Thanos: Infinity Ending (Marvel) – The conclusion to Jim Starlin and Alan Davis’ trilogy!

Vampire State Building #1 (Ablaze) – Artist Charlie Adlard goes from zombies to vampires! A group is caught in the Empire State Building as a legion of vampires attacks. It’s a battle to stop them from escaping and getting out of the building alive!

Preview: Red Sonja Vol 5 #9

Red Sonja Vol 5 #9

writer: Mark Russell
artist: Bob Q
covers: Amanda Conner (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (B), Khoi Pham (C), Michael Walsh (D), Cosplay Variant (E)
“Seduction” Cover (RI), Amanda Conner (RI-B/W), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-B/W), Khoi Pham (RI-Virgin), “Seduction” Cover (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | Sword and Sorcery | $3.99 | Teen+

War wages on. Sonja The Red and her Hyrkanian army travel to the mysterious Sorcerers of Wigur-Nomadene, in the hope that they will intervene on her behalf. But elsewhere… treason in Sonja’s War Council…

Red Sonja Vol 5 #9

Preview: Crackdown #4

Crackdown #4

writer: Jonathan Goff
artist: Ricardo Jaime
covers: Ricardo Jaime (A)
Ricardo Jaime (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | Media Tie-In | $3.99 | Teen+

FULL-THROTTLE!!!

HIGH-OCTANE!!!

WIDE-SCREEN ACTION!!!

CHAOS REIGNS!!! BUT JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED!!!

From the world of the hit Crackdown (Xbox) video game franchise comes the final chapter in a battle against impossible odds. The fight to save San Reno may just be a fight to save the world as the Agents face threats on all fronts!!!! The villainous mega-corporation, TerraNova, as plunged the world into darkness. It’s up to Commander Rollins and her team of super-Skilled Agents to make one, last stand against a terrifying new world order. Lucky for us—no matter the odds, no matter the threat—Agents don’t quit. And when push comes to shove, they always…

DELIVER THE BOOM!!!

Crackdown #4
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