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Oni Press and Limerence Press Promises Sexy Burgers and Sexy Times with Open Earth

Limerence Press and Oni Press have announced a new sci-fi erotica graphic novel, Open Earth, written by Sarah Mirk, a contributing editor at The Nib and author of Sex from Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules, with art by the Eisner Award-nominated Kim & Kim team Eva Cabrera and Claudia Aguirre.

Rigo is a young woman of her time: specifically, the time just after the collapse of Earth. After living her whole life on a small space station orbiting the planet, the cultural norms and rules of her Californian parents are just history to her. In between work shifts at the station air farm, Rigo explores her own desires, developing openly polyamorous relationships with her friends and crewmates. When she starts to feel one of those relationships change, however, Rigo must balance her new feelings with the stability of her other relationships, as well as the hard-earned camaraderie of a small crew floating in the vastness of space. But, as the ship motto goes, “Honesty keeps us alive.”

A heartfelt, positive, and erotic look at one woman’s adventure in love and sex, as a new generation learns to make their own rules and follow their own hearts.

Open Earth is slated for release from Limerence Press, an imprint of Oni Press, September 26, 2018.

Just in Time for SDCC, The Long Con

Just in time for SDCC, The Long Con is under way. On July 25th, Oni Press invites you to take a look inside what happens when the world ends, but the Con culture lives on. The Long Con is a hilarious action/adventure comic for teen and adult readers alike, whether con-goers or not, written by Dylan Meconis and film critic for The Portland Mercury, Ben Coleman, with illustrations by webcomic artist EA Denich, colors by M. Victoria Robado, and letters by Aditya Bidikar.

Five years ago, a cataclysmic event obliterated everything within a fifty mile radius of the Los Spinoza Convention Center—including the attendees of Long Con, the world’s biggest (and longest) comic convention. But unknown to the outside world, the con-goers not only survived, they kept the convention going. When proof of their survival surfaces, reporter Victor Lai is sent to investigate—after all, he was covering the con that fateful day and escaped mere minutes before everything went kablooie… abandoning his nerdy pal Dez in the process. So clearly he’s the perfect person for the job, and he won’t get trapped inside like some kinda idiot. Right?

The Long Con is available as a convention exclusive by Sara Richard (My Little Pony) at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, and at your local comic shop starting July 25, 2018. EA Denich will be signing with us all weekend long at SDCC, with a bonus signing with Sara Richard on Sunday afternoon.

Preview: Invader ZIM #32

Invader ZIM #32

(W) Eric Trueheart
(A) Kate Sherron and Meg Casey
(C) Fred C. Stresing
(CA) Maddie C. with Fred C. Stresing (Cover A), KC Green (Cover B)
Age Rating: All Ages
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

“National Physical Fitness Day” is usually ZIM’s (and Dib’s) least favorite day. But this year, President Man will be coming to Skool to congratulate the winners! IN PERSON! And ZIM must be one of those winners, so he can kidnap President Man! Thus begins THE BULKENING. Of course, Dib figures out what’s going on, and in this case, the only way to defeat ZIM… IS TO GET PHYSICAL.

Preview: Spectacle #6

Spectacle #6

(W/A/C/CA) Megan Rose Gedris
Age Rating: Young Adult
Genre: Supernatural/Mystery
Price: $1.99
Page Count: 22

Sisters Anna and Kat return for the second book of Megan Rose Gedris’s paranormal circus murder mystery, Spectacle! A murder is tough thing to solve, even without temperamental performers, supernatural occurrences, and a powder keg of a circus. In this issue, Kat learns that not all ghosts are talkers, and Anna learns the weight of a secret.

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.

Charlie’s Angels #1 (Dynamite) – While the publisher can be hit and miss, we’re excited to see this property back in comics and it’s long overdue. Hoping for the best but this is one that’s high on our read pile.

Dodge City #4 (BOOM! Studios) – A comic about dodge ball? It works and it’s a lot of fun to read. So far the comic has focused on interesting characters and has avoided predictable twists to keep readers on their toes.

Final Street #1 (Devil’s Due) – The cover, the logo, it reminds us of the classic beat’em-up side scrolling video games of our youth. That’s enough to get us excited to check this one out.

The Flash #49 (DC Comics) – “The Flash War” has been excellent so far. The story has sped along at breakneck speed (pun intended) and its impact feels like it’s going to be huge.

Man of Steel #5 (DC Comics) – We’ve enjoyed Brian Michael Bendis’ take on Superman so far. The miniseries has been great in its depiction of the character, though the action has been a bit mixed. Still, this is the defining series as to where the character is going for the next few years at least.

Multiple Man #1 (Marvel) – Maddrox is back? Dead. Alive. Dead. We’re honestly not sure the status of Jamie Maddrox so we’re intrigued to see what this series will be about.

Sentry #1 (Marvel) – The Sentry was never a character we cared for in the past but Jeff Lemire taking him on has us really excited.

Shadow Roads #1 (Oni Press) – The follow up to Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s The Sixth Gun has us excited. The fantasy western was fantastic and we’re expecting more of the same.

Thor #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was fun. Lots of fun. Thor is a bit humbled and things are being figured out post major events. Add in a lot of humor and it’s an entertaining series so far and one that’s shot up to the top of our read pile.

X-O Manowar (2017) #16 (Valiant Entertainment) – Everything Valiant has been putting out is quality and this series is one of their best. Just fantastic all around.

Preview: Shadow Roads #1

Shadow Roads #1

(W) Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt
(A) A.C. Zamudio
(C) Carlos N. Zamudio
(CA) A.C. Zamudio with Carlos N. Zamudio
Age Rating: Young Adult Audiences
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

The world is thinnest at The Crossroads, a mythical plane that serves as a doorway throughout the universe. It is here that a band of adventurers throughout the Wild West gather, brought together by Gord Cantrell and Abigail Redmayne with a singular purpose: to fight back against the creatures that would endanger the sanctity of all creation. SHADOW ROADS is the set in the world that remains after the conclusion of Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt and Bill Crabtree’s critically-acclaimed series, The Sixth Gun.

Preview: Rick and Morty Presents: Krombopulos Michael #1

Rick and Morty Presents: Krombopulos Michael #1

(W) Daniel Mallory Ortberg
(A) CJ Cannon
(C) Nick Filardi
(CA) (Cover A) CJ Cannon with Nick Filardi, (Cover B) Andrew MacLean
Age Rating: Young Adult Audiences
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $4.99
Page Count: 40

Learn the secret stories and hidden pasts of your favorite Rick and Morty characters in Oni Press’s new quarterly series of one-shots: RICK AND MORTY™ PRESENTS! In this issue, writer Daniel Mallory Ortberg (co-founder of THE TOAST) joins series artists CJ Cannon and Nick Filardi to tell the tale of KROMBOPULOS MICHAEL, the professional assassin who just loves killin’. Discover the roots of Rick’s relationship with the galaxy-trotting killer with no code of ethics: children, animals, old people… it doesn’t matter!

Kim Reaper Returns for a Spooktacular Second Series Plus the First Volume for Free

Your favorite gothic cutie is back for more hilarious adventures! Oni Press has announced that Sarah Graley’s beloved characters are hitting shelves once more in Kim Reaper: Vampire Island, the second installment of the Kim Reaper series. It launches September 5, 2018, with an issue #1 alternate cover by the talented Katy Farina.

Kim and Becka are back and dealing with the troubles of supernatural dating in Kim Reaper: Vampire Island!College relationships are tough for everyone, but they’re EXTRA hard for Kim. Her grumpy grim reaper bosses are always mad at her, her girlfriend Becka’s roommate keeps hanging around, and now everybody is super into vampires for some reason! And she accidentally let slip that she knew about an island full of them?! Oops, better pack up your scythe—we’re all going on a really weird date!

To help celebrate this exciting new release, Oni Press is making Kim Reaper: Grim Beginnings, the first volume in the series, available for free online, which you can start reading now! The series will update every weekday, running until the launch of Kim Reaper: Vampire Island in September, so now is the perfect time to catch up on all the grim reaper hijinks!

Preview: Kaijumax Volume 4, #1

Kaijumax Volume 4, #1

(W/A/C/CA) Zander Cannon
Age Rating: Mature Audiences
Genre: Sci-Fi/Comedy
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

SCALY IS THE NEW BLACK! After murdering her abusive inmate boyfriend and unable to scale back down to human size, former prison physician Dr. Zhang joins a collection of uranium addicts, violent offenders, con artists, and metaphors for human encroachment in the heretofore unseen female wing of Kaijumax. As new and returning kaiju assimilate into their respective species, Zhang struggles to find her place and secure her own safety. Also: Giant Mechs! Tiny Fairies! And… Feng Shui?

Preview: Invader ZIM #31

Invader ZIM #31

(W) KC Green
(A) KC Green
(C) Anthony Clark
(CA) KC Green (Cover A), Matthieu Cousin (Cover B)
Age Rating: All Ages
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

Hey, have you missed Dib? He’s back! In Dib form! And he’s tearing up the world of cryptids by doing an extreme exposé of a local abandoned amusement park, which is TEEMING with supernatural creatures. Hopefully it’ll raise his rank with the Truthshrieker posters… but Dib doesn’t expect to bust open the biggest conspiracy since HAMGATE (when President Man lied about EATING HAM). Special one-shot issue from KC Green (Gunshow, Back, Graveyard Quest) and Anthony Clark (Nedroid, Back)!

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