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Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #3

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #3

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Khary Randolf (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

Journey to Stump Asteroid, where the biggest no-hold barred brawls in Dimension X can be found! The newest warriors to enter the ring? The TMNT!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury #4

Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury #4

(W) Jim Zub (A) Netho Diaz (CA) Max Dunbar
In Shops: Aug 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Stowing away on a frost giant greatship to discover the location of their hidden base amongst the glaciers of the north? Sounds like a plan… a very dangerous plan. Sharpen your swords and pack your hamsters, adventure awaits!

IDW and Burger Records Will Publish The Scooter Chronicles: A Southern California Modyssey

IDW Publishing and Burger Records, acclaimed Southern California record label and store, announce the March 2018 release of Shahriar Fouladi’s upcoming novella exploring an unsung and oft-unexplored sliver of SoCal history — The Scooter Chronicles: A Southern California Modyssey.

Meet Tommy Daniels, a 1980s teen who comes from a poor family and lives in a bland, rich Southern California beach town, working part time as a delivery boy for a pharmacy. Though he doesn’t exactly fit in—particularly given his love of Mod culture—Tommy’s life is looking good: He is about to start college, is days away from going “all the way” with his girlfriend, and has almost enough money to buy the perfect scooter. But that’s when things go horribly awry.

Hunted by a reclusive old rock star, haunted by a menacing police officer, indoctrinated into a cult, and accompanied by swine while catching a ride in a pickup, Tommy’s epic, comic journey is filled with a cast of colorful characters, set to the soundtrack of Tommy’s Mod mixtape.

Feeding off the music from the Mod movement, extras for the collection include “It’s a Way of Life,” an essay about the Mod revival in 1980s Southern California by Bart Mendoza, lead singer of the band Manual Scan, noted music journalist, and prime player in the San Diego Mod scene. Plus a selection of color images capturing prime Mod moments from 1980s California, as well as celebrated artist Ralph Cosentino’s cover for Dr. Harvey’s Victor the Vespa, the fictional book written by a character in the story.

The Scooter Chronicles: A Southern California Modyssey by Shahriar Fouladi will be available from IDW Publishing and Burger Records on March 20, 2018 for $19.99 and is available for presale on Amazon and other online booksellers right now.

Preview: 24: Legacy—Rules of Engagement #4

24: Legacy—Rules of Engagement #4

Christopher Farnsworth (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Georges Jeanty (c)

The clock has been reset with 24: Legacy, and this limited series explores the past of its new leading character, Eric Carter, who led the elite squad responsible for killing an infamous terrorist leader and, consequently, forced into hiding. But before he was a national hero and a wanted man, Carter learned the Rules of Engagement in the streets of Iraq and Washington, D.C.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #3

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #3

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)

The heist is on! Jean-Luc Picard and his cadre of mutineers set their plan into action, with the spoils the greatest prize of all: the Empire’s only Galaxy-class starship, the U.S.S. Enterprise!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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.

Joe

Top Pick: Dark Nights: Metal #1 (DC Comics) – Snyder and Cappulo back on a Batman book that will have huge repercussions and changed for the DC universe. Hell yes!

Southern Bastards #17 (Image) – This book doesn’t come out often enough, and I’m only complaining because it’s so damn good.

Aquaman #27 (DC Comics) – This has been such a good arc with incredible art and I can’t wait to see where it goes.

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #8 (Marvel) – This has been such a pleasant surprise to me and a lot of fun. Duggan knows how to tie the ridiculousness with action so well on Deadpool, and he brings that to this series.

Astonishing X-Men #2 (Marvel) – A really solid first issue that hit the nostalgia home run much more than Gold did for me. The ending teased something huge but I’m sure that was just a trick by a certain character.

 

Brett

Top Pick: American Way: Those Above and Below #2 (Vertigo) – Jon Ridley alone is enough to get me looking forward to this series but the first issue knocked it out of the park having me excited to read the second.

Catalyst Prime Superb #2 (Lion Forge Comics) – The first issue was solid and delivers on Catalyst Prime’s promises. I want to see where this second one goes to see if it can continue the positive direction of the entire line.

Future Quest Presents #1 (DC Comics) – A new anthology-ish series that continues the adventures of some of my favorite childhood characters.

Motor Girl #8 (Abstract Studios) – Easily the best comic on the market. It mixes humor and feels in a way no other comic is doing. Just utter perfection and the one I look forward to each and every month.

Sh*t My Presidents Says: Illustrated Tweets of Donald Trump (IDW Publishing) – Shannon Wheeler’s cartoons that bring President Trump’s tweets to life are collected in this book. It’s both funny and… sad.

Review: First Strike #1

First Strike #1A Hasbro comic event kicks off in First Strike #1! A new era of peace is dawning as Earth formally joins the Cybertronian Council of Worlds. That is… until Baron Ironblood joins Destro, Storm Shadow and other nefarious villains in a terrorist attack on Iacon! As chaos takes hold on Cybertron, it will be left to Scarlett and the rest of G.I. Joe on Earth to discover the true purpose behind the attack before both worlds descend into all-out-war!

I’m a fan of IDW’s Transformers as the series is so much more than giant robots. While that’s a part of it politics and social issues run deep and are explored in a mature way. Recently IDW and Hasbro have brought together their various properties for a shared universe creating every kids’ dream.

First Strike #1 kicks off the Hasbro-verse’s second event with a focus on Transformers and G.I. Joe. Earth has been brought into the Council of Worlds and this issue has a reprsentative meeting their Cybertronian counterparts. During  a diplomatic meeting a terrorist attack strikes Iacon.

For those who may not have been reading the various series leading into this, writers Mairghread Scott and David Rodriguez do an excellent job of catching you up. The issue feels like a big budget film with a political undertaking. In my opinion that’s one of its strengths. There’s action, but the fact that springs out of a real place and not just some simple scheme or conflict adds maturity to the concept. We learn why that action takes place giving depth and reason to the attackers that has us sympathize in some way. Add in betrayal and you have an emotional ride on top of everything else.

The art by Max Dunbar is solid seamlessly blending the different characters and concepts in a way that it all works. Another thing that IDW has pulledoff really well. As a consequence the idea of giant robots next to humans on an alien world doesn’t look so silly and in fact feels as natural as can be. The art too works bridging distinctive looks we find in the variouse series featuring these characters. Above all, it just looks cool, lets face it. The comic visually delivers on what we dreamed up as kids.

Ultimately, First Strike #1 delivers popcorn entertainment with a political background showing these toys and their comics are more than meets the eye.

Story: Mairghread Scott and David Rodriguez Art: Max Dunbar Cover: Freddie E. Williams II
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.05 Overall: 8.20 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Popeye Classics #61

Popeye Classics #61

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

Hot Dorg! This issue hilariously introduces Popeye’s two-fisted Granny, Miss Butterfly Poopdeck via a thrill-packed tale where she takes over King Bozo’s land of Spinachovia. Plus, ya swabs, read a special Wimpy comic, a tale called “Chained Lightning,” a comic called “Cow Thief” with “desert demings,” which Popeye calls “The worst kind of peoples there is!” AND a laugh-packed Prof. O. G. Wotasnozzle comic! There’s no comic more entertaining than this!

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Preview: The Powerpuff Girls: The Time Tie #3

The Powerpuff Girls: The Time Tie #3

Haley Mancini & Jake Goldman (w) • Philip Murphy (a & c)

After being zapped by Mojo Jojo’s Time Tie, Buttercup ends up in Regency (old-timey-fancy) England! When the villainous Dandy absconds with a rare chronogem, Buttercup is going to have to take him down with extreme pride and prejudice if she wants to get back home to help her sisters defeat Mojo Jojo!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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.

Catalyst Prime: Accell #3 (Lion Forge Comics) – Lion Forge has been knocking it out of the park with their new line of superhero comics and this is one that’s tons of fun.

Centipede #2 (Dynamite Entertainment) – The first issue was a surprising solid read. Based on the classic Atari game it’s history sucked us in but the first issue has us coming back.

The Defenders #4 (Marvel) – The first three issues have been fantastic and we’re interested in seeing where this goes and how it lines up with the upcoming Netflix series.

First Strike #1 (IDW Publishing) – The next big event in the Hasbro universe kicks off here. To see GI Joe and Transformers interact, we’re sold.

Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1 (Marvel) – The first “Generations” comic was a dud but we want to see if that was a fluke or if it was par.

Ghost Money #1 (Lion Forge Comics) – Money was stolen with 9/11 in this new series which has one of the most unique concepts we’ve heard in quite some time.

Grass Kings #6 (BOOM! Studios) – The first five issues have been as amazing to read as they are to look at.

Ian Livingstone’s Freeway Fighter #4 (Titan Comics) – The first three issues have been high octane entertainment in what feels like a series that deserves more time. Hopefully we’ll get more after this story wraps up.

Inhumans: Once and Future Kings #1 (Marvel) – Christopher Priest is writing this. That alone has us interested.

Quake Champions #1 (Titan Comics) – The classic video game comes to comics and we’re intrigued to see what’s done with it.

Redlands #1 (Image Comics) – A creepy new series mixing vampires in a southern town. It’s good, real good. Read our review.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11 (Marvel) – One of the best comics Marvel is putting out today. Aphra is the best addition to the Star Wars universe in a long time.

Star Wars: Rogue One – Cassian & K2SO Special #1 (Marvel) – Wonder how these two met? Well here you go!

Transformers: Till All Are One #12 (IDW Publishing) – I know what you’re saying, it’s a comic based on a cartoon featuring giant robots. Every series impresses with comics that touch on adult topics such as when life begins, castes, and politics. This one nails the latter with a story that rivals any story where individuals jockey for control.

The Unsound #3 (BOOM! Studios) – Cullen Bunn has been crafting a creepy horror comic that has layers to it that can be discussed for days.

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