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Preview: Moon Knight #4

Moon Knight #4

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Alessandro Cappuccio (CA) Steve McNiven (VCA) Joshua Cassara
In Shops: Coming soon
SRP: $3.99

A NIGHT IN THE LIFE! From waking till midnight, Moon Knight’s life is filled with peril. A mysterious foe attacks from a new and unexpected direction, an old friend comes to visit and Moon Knight finds himself answering the same question over and over again: “Why do you wear the mask?” Featuring a guest appearance from the striped sensation Tigra!

Moon Knight #4

The Kingpin’s Rule Begins and Hell Breaks Loose in the Devil’s Reign #1 Trailer

Devil’s Reign, the upcoming Marvel event spinning out of writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Marco Checchetto’s Eisner-nominated run on Daredevil, begins on December 1! The exhilarating climax to years of buildup and developments such as Kingpin’s ascent as Mayor and Elektra taking over the mantle of Daredevil, this far-reaching saga will impact every corner of the Marvel Universe as Kingpin targets the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and more in his greatest scheme yet. Using his position to outlaw super heroes, willing to expose long-hidden dark secrets about your favorite characters, and equipped with a deadly new team of Thunderbolts, Kingpin has everything he needs to come out on top! Get your first look at what’s to come in the all-new Devil’s Reign #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

Be there for the start of Kingpin’s crusade when Devil’s Reign #1 arrives on December 1!

Preview: Death of Doctor Strange #2 (of 5)

Death of Doctor Strange #2 (of 5)

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Kaare Andrews
In Shops: Oct 20, 2021
SRP: $3.99

With the Sorcerer Supreme gone, so too are Earth’s magical defenses! Now the rest of Earth’s heroes have their hands full with multiple invasions from other dimensions. Some are familiar…but some are new… and frightening! Meet the Three Mothers!

Death of Doctor Strange #2 (of 5)

Preview: Phoenix Song: Echo #1 (of 5)

Phoenix Song: Echo #1 (of 5)

(W) Rebecca Roanhorse (A) Luca Maresca (CA) Cory Smith
In Shops: Oct 20, 2021
SRP: $4.99

Against all odds, one of the most powerful entities in the Marvel Universe chose Maya Lopez, a deaf street fighter, as its new avatar. And the burning question on everyone’s minds is: WHY?! But Echo is the last person to answer. Still learning her new cosmic abilities – and struggling with the Phoenix’s overwhelming personality – Echo strikes out to return to her roots. But the reservation has even fewer answers. And where power goes, evil follows. Someone wants Echo to fail – and unleash a power only the greatest heroes in
history have been able to control. Avengers artist Luca Maresca joins superstar writer Rebecca Roanhorse for a story that will light the universe on fire!

Phoenix Song: Echo #1 (of 5)

Exclusive Preview: Black Widow #12

Black Widow #12

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Elena Casagrande (CA) Adam Hughes (VCA) Joe Jusko
In Shops: Oct 27, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Thanks to intel from an unexpected source, Black Widow and her team have stumbled into some high-society crime nonsense, which requires formal wear to investigate. Everyone will be looking their best as they deal with the worst. But when a haunting figure from Natasha’s past re-emerges… the game has officially been changed.

Black Widow #12

Eternals the Comics! Jack Kirby Museum’s Rand Hoppe & Karen Charm of Comics XF

“When [Jack Kirby] came back to Marvel he was making Kirby comics, he was not making Marvel comics. And we’re the richer for it” -Rand Hoppe, Jack Kirby Museum

Jack Kirby’s 1977 comics series is a witty psychedelic saga about the Day of Judgement. Join Eternals experts for a look at Kirby’s underrated series historical context. Plus hear which other Eternals series we enjoy (and which you can skip).

Rand Hoppe had the idea for a non-profit devoted to Jack Kirby in 2004. Thanks to John Morrow from The Jack Kirby Collector and TwoMorrows Publishing and Jack’s daughter Lisa Kirby, the Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center was founded in 2005. https://kirbymuseum.org/

Karen Charm (they/them) is a cartoonist and life-long X-Men fan. They write a lot about Eternals for Comics XF, including putting together an Eternals Primer and providing issue recaps of the current series with Zoe Tunnell. @karen_xmenfan on Twitter

Check out my interview with Kieron Gillen, currrent Eternals series writer here– https://bit.ly/KGtheEternals

Black Panther Celebrates 200 Issues in January

This January, the third issue of Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and artist Juann Cabal’s highly-anticipated run on Black Panther will also mark the character’s milestone 200th issue! To celebrate, Black Panther #3 will be an oversized issue with bonus stories celebrating the past and foreshadowing the future of the Black Panther and the world of Wakanda. Ridley will also introduce a new hero who rises up to protect the people of Wakanda while T’Challa finds his life and role as Black Panther thrown into turmoil! Fans will be able to witness the beginning of this new hero’s journey before seeing him become a key player of Ridley’s run in future issues.

In addition, the main story in the 200th issue of Black Panther will see T’Challa face off against the X-Men! With assassins closing in and Wakanda’s faith in him shaken, T’Challa goes to visit Storm on the newly terraformed Mars. But this will not be a happy reunion as T’Challa has ulterior motives for his visit. And back home, Shuri discovers who is behind the attacks on Wakanda’s secret agents — a revelation that will change everything.

Check out the covers by Alex Ross, Taurin Clarke, and Gary Frank now and pick up Black Panther #3 when it hits stands on January 26!

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

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Wednesdays (and now 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.

Ant #1 (Image Comics) – A new ongoing from Erik Larsen? We’re definitely intrigued to see where he takes this classic character.

Batman #115 (DC Comics) – “Fear State” has been a solid event so far and this issue gives us a better idea of Scarecrow’s plan.

Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1 (DC Comics) – Want to learn more about Peacekeeper-01? This is the issue to do so.

Catwoman: Lonely City #1 (DC Comics) – It’s been ten years since Batman and his allies died and Catwoman is just getting out of jail for the crime. It’s a very different Gotham than what she remembers.

Critical Role: Tales of Exandria #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – The popular roleplaying game group gets an all-new comic series diving deeper into the world they’ve created!

Death of Doctor Strange #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was interesting and a lot of setup for what’s to come. Here’s hoping it begins to pay off in the concept.

Destroy All Monsters: A Reckless Book (Image Comics) – This series of graphic novels have been fantastic so far and we’re excited to see the next chapter. If you’re a fan of crime/noir, check this out.

Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker #1 (IDW Publishing) – IDW’s D&D comics are always entertaining for fans of the game and fantasy.

Eat the Rich #3 (BOOM! Studios) – A solid horror series taking on the wealthy.

The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering (Image Comics) – We’ll admit we could use a good dive into learning about comic book lettering and this seems like the perfect way to do that!

EXO: Legend of Wale Williams Vol. 1 (Dark Horse Comics) – If you’ve never gotten a chance to check out this indie comic series, now’s your chance. This is also a chance to check out the amazing African comic world, YouNeek YouNiverse!

Gunslinger Spawn #1 (Image Comics) – Todd McFarlane continues to expand his Spawn universe with this brand new series. What’s been released has been interesting so far and we want to see how each of these series are unique and also tie together for a shared world.

Hellcop #1 (Image Comics) – The Pan-Dimensional Security Cops, aka Hellcops, must deal with Known Reality Plane 1301-A, a literal hell.

Maw #2 (BOOM! Studios) – A solid horror series for the spooky season.

Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog #1 (Image Comics) – A new tie-in series to the praised series Killadelphia. Untold evil lurks the streets of Baltimore.

Not All Robots #3 (AWA Studios) – Robots have replaced humans in the workforce. A human family’s robot spends its time in the garage working on machines the family is pretty sure is designed to kill them. Great satire from Mark Russell and Mike Deodato Jr.

Nubia & The Amazons #1 (DC Comics) – There’s new leadership for the Amazons! Check out the new status-quo that has Nubia in charge!

Phoenix Song: Echo #1 (Marvel) – At the end of the latest Avengers storyline featuring the Phoenix, the cosmic force chose Echo as a new host. What’s next? We’ll find out starting here!

Refrigerator Full of Heads #1 (DC Comics/Hill House Comics) – Hill House Comics are back with this sequel to Basketful of Heads.

X-Men: Trial of Magneto #3 (Marvel) – The series has been an interesting one full of emotion and some solid action moments. There’s obviously a lot going on with someone pulling the strings and we want to see how this all wraps up.

She-Hulk Returns with Rainbow Rowell and Rogê Antônio

Marvel’s sensational powerhouse returns! One of comics’ most beloved heroes, Jennifer Walters, A.K.A. She-Hulk, will star in a new ongoing comic series starting in January. Written by acclaimed author Rainbow Rowell with art by Rogê Antônio, She-Hulk will see the character embark on a journey that heralds back to her fan-favorite solo adventures of the past while embracing a fresh new future for the character. Promising to be a delight for fans as well as newcomers to She-Hulk’s saga, the series will once again prove why Jennifer Walters is the greatest character around!

Following her transformative time in Jason Aaron’s AVENGERS, She-Hulk is eager to put her rage-filled days behind her and return to practicing law in defense of the innocent. She’s got a career to rebuild, friends to reconnect with (and maybe represent in a court of law) and enemies to…well, she may not want to connect with them, but they are DEFINITELY going to connect with her. And when a friend from her past comes knocking with a mystery she can’t resist, she’ll quickly be back to bashing. The last page of this debut issue is going to send Jen down a road she’s never traveled, one that will shake up her life and possibly the whole Marvel Universe.

A premiere issue so big it’ll have not one but two dazzling main covers—one by astounding cover artist Jen Bartel and another by comics legend Adam Hughes! Check them out below and be there when She-Hulk smashes her way into a new era on January 12!

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