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Gideon Falls Gets a 3rd and 2nd Printing

The hot new series, Gideon Falls, from the creative team behind Green Arrow and Old Man LoganNew York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer Jeff Lemire and critically acclaimed artist Andrea Sorrentino—is being rushed back to print again. Issue #1 of the dread-inducing series is being rushed back to print a third time in order to keep up with the frenzied customer demand.

Gideon Falls is a series that explores the lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city’s trash, and a washed up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets. At the heart of the town’s secrets is the mysterious legend of the Black Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake.

Gideon Falls #1, 3rd printing (Diamond Code MAR188202) and Gideon Falls #2, 2nd printing (Diamond Code MAR188168) will be available on Wednesday, May 16th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, April 23rd.

Unboxing: April 2018’s Comic of the Month Club

Comic of the Month Club is a monthly comic subscription box for comic book fans everywhere. Subscribers receive 11 personally curated comics every month and fill out a preference form as to what they’re interested in.

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Find out what’s in this month’s box!

 

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Esad Ribic’s Cover for Fantastic Four #1 Revealed

As the Fantastic Four prepare to make their return to the Marvel Universe, Marvel is proud to present a Fantastic Four teaser trailer celebrating new adventures of Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny!

Celebrate the Fantastic Four with a view into their past and a look towards the future, from their debut in Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s classic 1961 issue to their much-anticipated return in August’s upcoming new series from Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Silver Surfer), Sara Pichelli (Spider-Man: Miles Morales), and Esad Ribic (Infamous Iron Man, Marvel Legacy, Secret Wars)!

And be sure to keep watching until the end for the FIRST exciting reveal of Esad Ribic’s dynamic and explosive cover for issue #1!

Review: Quantum And Woody! #5

QW2017_005_COVER-B-(ULTRA-FOIL)_SHAW“After three decades and 10,000 miles, the moment of truth has finally arrived: Our heroes are about to come face-to-face with Woody’s long-lost father! In Australia! Will Woody abandon his adoptive brother and trusted partner-in-crime-fighting to embrace a hard-partying scoundrel with no sense of decency? Or…is the world’s worst superhero team about to become a terrible trio?

Plus: Back in America, DC’s super-science crime cabal is about to get an energizing new addition!”

Disclosure: I read this comic after another comic that made my mind hurt.

The final issue (for now) of Daniel Kibblesmith‘s stint in the writing chair, Quantum And Woody #5 concludes a with a suitably zany comic that refuses to take itself seriously but never has you rolling your eyes in exasperation. Kibblesmith uses his talent as a comedy writer to accentuate an already good story and elevate the reader’s enjoyment of a comic that’s very self aware. Quantum and Woody are seen as jokes within the Valiant universe, and their series acknowledges that in some pretty great ways.

There’s a great exploration of the relationship between brothers amidst the chaos of a potentially world ending event at the hands of a twelve year old boy. When the premise behind the comic sounds as oddly stupid as that you can’t help but fall in love with it. I suppose it  doesn’t hurt that Kano‘s art is an assault on your eyes in all the right ways.

Quantum And Woody #5‘s layouts are inventive, exciting and make brilliant use of the page, with Kano showing an artistic ability in sequential art that exceeds expectations. The comic is made all the stronger thanks to the lettering of Dave Sharpe who delivers an additional level of intricacy to the visual aesthetic of the comic.

I didn’t honestly expect to enjoy this issue as much as I did, but it is remarkably easy to leave this comic with a nice warm feeling in your stomach and a smile on your face. If you want a series to take your mind away from the real world then you can’t go wrong with Quantum And Woody.

Story: Daniel Kibblesmith Art: Kano Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.3 Overall: 8.9 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Exclusive Preview: The Demon: Hell is Earth #6

The Demon: Hell is Earth #6

Written by: Andrew Constant
Pencils by: Bradley Walker
Ink by: Andrew Hennessy
Color by: Chris Sotomayor
Lettering by: Tom Napolitano
Cover by: Andrew Hennessy, Bradley Walker, Chris Sotomayor
Group Editor: Marie Javins
Assistant Editor: Diego Lopez
U.S. Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: April 25, 2018

Humanity is on the ropes! Belial’s plan has almost taken full effect, with the Hell dome rapidly expanding and consuming all of the Earth! With Etrigan, Jason Blood and the rest of the team down, one will have to make the ultimate sacrifice to give humanity a chance to destroy Belial! Is Earth doomed—along with the entire universe—or is there still a chance to save humanity? All is answered in the cataclysmic conclusion to THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH!

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Vulture – The Story of Trina Robbins, the Controversial Feminist Who Revolutionized Comic Books – Some solid comic history.

ICv2 – ‘Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes’ Sets a New Bar for Museum Shows of Comic Art – Anyone checking this out?

The Beat – Delisle, Ollmann, GG, Jacobs, and Willumsen lead this year’s Doug Wright Award nominations – Congrats to all!

The Comichron – Action 80 Years leads hardcover reorders as Action #1000 goes on sale; Venom #1 tops advance reorders – For those that like the horse race.

 

Reviews

Newsarama – Action Comics #1000

Atomic Junk Shop – Babylon Berlin

ICv2 – Dan Dare Vol. 1 He Who Dares

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #65

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #65

Thom Zahler (w) • Andy Price (a & c)

Princess Celestia disguises herself to live amongst ordinary ponies for a day. What she learns about her subjects, and herself, will surprise her!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Damage #4

Damage #4

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Cary Nord (CA) Tony S. Daniel
In Shops: Apr 18, 2018
SRP: $2.99

Poison Ivy attacks a group of fieldworkers, forcing Ethan to choose between transforming into Damage and saving them-or protecting his own sanity! And will Colonel Jonas and her squad capture him before he discovers the truth about what he really is?

Preview: Star Wars Adventures Annual 2018

Star Wars Adventures Annual 2018

John Jackson Miller (w) • Jon Sommariva (a & c)

With Leia injured, it’s up to Luke to undertake a sensitive diplomatic mission with the easily irritated Sarkans! What should be a routine meeting soon turns into an action-packed adventure with the fate of the galaxy on the line!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Preview: Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #2

Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #2

(W) Jonathan Rivera (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming
In Shops: Apr 18, 2018
SRP: $3.99

When you’ve got a cybernetic eye infected with madness, anything can happen! But even an eye of infinite capabilities needs to recharge once in a while. Finding a seemingly safe planet (at least in terms of atmospheric makeup), Team Carson takes a brief detour in their space odyssey, only to find themselves recruited into a neverending PoliSciFi battle in “Destiny of the Lazer Monks” part one.

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