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NYCC 2019: Dark Horse and Panda Money Toys Presents Alter Nation: The Mystery of Whining Winny

Dark Horse Comics and Panda Mony Toys have announced a new publishing partnership based on Panda Mony Toy’s line of exciting and unique human-animal hybrid figures, Alter Nation!

At a top-secret island base off the California coast, these human-animal hybrids, also known as the GK Delta Special Forces, dedicate themselves to protecting humanity from forces that no typical human can defeat – and no one is allowed to know. Find out what happens when they discover that their origin isn’t what it seems and is part of a larger cover-up. On October 31, 2019, Dark Horse and Panda Mony Toys will release a 12-page digital comic preview of an upcoming graphic novel, Alter Nation: The Mystery of Whining Winny

In Alter Nation: The Mystery of Whining Winny, the GK Delta team is the only line of defense against threats that normal humans can’t stop. Join the team as they’re dispatched to Nevada where it’s rumored that a monster is menacing locals and this monster may be the newest member of the team. If not, GK Delta will be trapped between this new monster and the townspeople they need to save.

Alter Nation: The Mystery of Whining Winny is written by Tim Seeley, illustrated by Mike Norton, colored by Allen Passalaqua, and lettered by Crank!!

The Alter Nation:The Mystery of Whining Winny 12-pagedigital comic preview will be available for fans to download for free on October 31, 2019. Fans can pre-order Alter Nation’s line of toys through the Panda Mony Toys store, which will go on sale on October 31, 2019, and each toy will contain a free mini-comic book. The Alter Nation:The Mystery of Whining Winny original graphic novel will go on sale in summer 2020, and will retail for $14.99.

Alter Nation:The Mystery of Whining Winny

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Batman #80

The weekend is almost here, New York Comic Con is in full swing, and Joker is out in the theaters! What geeky things will you all be doing this weekend? Sound off in the comments!

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Talking Comics – Batman #80

NYCC 2019: Dark Horse Announces Exclusives

Dark Horse has announced its selection of exclusive merchandise available at New York Comic Con 2019! Dark Horse Comics is debuting a Cyperbunk 2077: Night City Enamel Pin, The Dragon Prince: Aaravos Enamel Pin, Dark Horse Direct’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Giclée Fine Art Print by Riccardo Federici, and a Strayed Comic and Print Bundle.

There will be a fixed number of exclusives set aside for each day of the convention. Check out the full roster of Dark Horse’s convention exclusives, along with quantity and price, below!

NEW CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES DEBUTING AT NYCC 2019

Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Enamel Pin

$10.00 each
Limited quantity of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Enamel Pin

The Dragon Prince: Aaravos Enamel Pin

$10.00 each
Limit of 5 per person per day

The Dragon Prince: Aaravos Enamel Pin

Dark Horse Direct’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Giclée Fine Art Print, “Return to Crookback Bog” (Riccardo Federici)

$59.99
50 prints available for purchase at NYCC
Limit of 2 per person per day
Giclée prints are sized at 16” x 20”, hand numbered, with a gold foil The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt logo

Dark Horse Direct's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Giclée Fine Art Print, “Return to Crookback Bog” (Riccardo Federici)

Dark Horse Direct’s Strayed Comic & Print Bundle (Christian Ward)
$49.99

50 bundles available for purchase at NYCC
Limit of 2 per person per day

Dark Horse Direct's Strayed Comic & Print Bundle (Christian Ward) 
 $49.99

ALSO AVAILABLE AT NYCC

Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #1 Convention Exclusive (Christian Ward)

$10.00 each
Limit of 5 per person per day

Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #1 Convention Exclusive (Christian Ward)

Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins II #1 Convention Exclusive (Babs Tarr)

$10.00 each
Limit of 5 per person per day

Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins II #1 Convention Exclusive (Babs Tarr)

Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Logo Pin

$10.00
Limit of 5 per person per day
Pin measures 1.75” x .60″
Also available at critrole.com

Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Logo Pin

Game of Thrones Stark House Sigil Mini Sculpture

$25.00
Limited quantity of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day
2.75” tall poly resin sculpture

Game of Thrones Stark House Sigil Mini Sculpture

Hellboy 25th Anniversary T-shirt

$25.00
Limited quantity of 300
Limit of 2 per person per day
Unisex style

Hellboy 25th Anniversary T-shirt

Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (25th Anniversary) #1 (Mike Mignola with Dave Stewart)

$10.00 each
Limit of 5 per person per day

Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (25th Anniversary) #1 (Mike Mignola with Dave Stewart)

Stranger Things #1 Glow-in-the-Dark Convention Exclusive (Kyle Lambert)

$15.00 each
Limit of 5 per person per day

Stranger Things #1 Glow-in-the-Dark Convention Exclusive (Kyle Lambert)

Stranger Things #1 Convention Exclusive (Fábio Moon)

$10.00 each
Limit of 5 per person per day

Stranger Things #1 Convention Exclusive (Fábio Moon)

The Umbrella Academy Crest Pin

$10.00
Limited quantity of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day
Pin measures 1.5” x 1.75″

The Umbrella Academy Crest Pin

The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion T-shirt

$25.00 each
Limited quantity of 450
Limit of 2 per person per day
Unisex style

The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion T-shirt

The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #1 Convention Exclusive (Mike Mignola)

$10.00 each
Limit of 5 per person per day

The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #1 Convention Exclusive (Mike Mignola)

Dark Horse Direct’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Giclée Fine Art Print, “The Beast of White Orchard” (Rafael Albuquerque)

$40.00
50 prints available for purchase at NYCC
Limit of 2 per person per day
Giclée prints are sized at 11” x 17”, hand numbered, with a gold foil The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt logo

Dark Horse Direct's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Giclée Fine Art Print, “The Beast of White Orchard” (Rafael Albuquerque)

American Gods: My Ainsel #1 Convention Exclusive (Christian Ward)

$10.00 each
Limit of 5 per person per day

American Gods: My Ainsel #1 Convention Exclusive (Christian Ward)

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 Convention Exclusive (James Stokoe)

$10.00 each
Limit of 5 per person per day

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 Convention Exclusive (James Stokoe)

Fight Club 3 #1 Convention Exclusive (Becky Cloonan)

$10.00 each
Limit of 5 per person per day

Fight Club 3 #1 Convention Exclusive (Becky Cloonan)

Game of Thrones Dothraki Map Marker

$30.00 each
Limited quantity of 1,000

Game of Thrones Dothraki Map Marker

Dark Horse Direct’s Game of Thrones Tormund Figure

$40.00 each
Limited quantity of 300

Dark Horse Direct's Game of Thrones Tormund Figure

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Coaster Set

$10.00 each
Limited quantity 1,000

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Coaster Set

The Quantum Age #1 Convention Exclusive (Marcos Martín)

$10.00 each
Limit of 5 per person per day

The Quantum Age #1 Convention Exclusive (Marcos Martín)

Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1 Convention Exclusive (Daniel Warren Johnson)

$10.00 each
Limit of 5 per person per day

Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1 Convention Exclusive (Daniel Warren Johnson)

StarCraft: Scavengers #1 Convention Exclusive (Wei Wang)

$10.00 each
Limit of 5 per person per day

StarCraft: Scavengers #1 Convention Exclusive (Wei Wang)

Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 Convention Exclusive (Frank Miller) Gold Foil

The Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 Convention Exclusive’s cover is made of thick cover stock with metallic gold foil stamping highlights.

$15.00 each
Limit of 5 per person per day

Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 Convention Exclusive (Frank Miller) Gold Foil

NYCC 2019: Dark Horse Announces their Signings and Panels

Dark Horse Comics

Visit Dark Horse Comics at New York Comic-Con to meet some of your favorite creators and get your hands on some free swag, such as comics, pins, posters, and more! Get colorin’ on the communal coloring wall! In addition to the coloring wall, they’ll also have a puzzle table for everyone to take part in!

Dark Horse Direct will have a display with exciting upcoming products in the Dark Horse booth. Check it out after your favorite signing! They’ll also have a variety of Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale in their booth.

NYCC 2019 SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary. Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedue. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join these events.  Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions. 

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.   

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

11:00 a.m-11:50 a.m.
FLAMING CARROT: Bob Burden 

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
WANDERING LUMINATIONS, BUNNY IN THE MOON, LOST CONSTELLATIONS: THE ART OF TARA MCPHERSON: Tara McPherson

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
STRAYED: Carlos Giffoni, Juan Doe
TRAIGE, TOMB RAIDER: Philip Sevy 

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
BLACKSAD: Juan Díaz Canales, Junajo Guarnido

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
MANOR BLACK, HARROW COUNTY, TALES FROM HARROW COUNTY: Cullen Bunn
BEASTS OF BURDEN, THE MASK, BLACKWOOD, DORK!, MILK & CHEESE, CALLA CTHULHU, THE ELTINGVILLE CLUB: Evan Dorkin
BEASTS OF BURDEN, DORK!, MILK & CHEESE, CALLA CTHULHU: Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer

4:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
SNOW, GLASS, APPLES: Colleen Doran

5:00 p.m-5:50 p.m. 
CRITICAL ROLE: VOX MACHINA ORIGINS II, STRANGER THINGS, STARCRAFT: Jody Houser
CRITICAL ROLE: VOX MACHINA ORIGINS II: Jody Houser, MSASSYK
CRITICAL ROLE: VOX MACHINA ORIGINS II CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE COVER: Babs Tarr

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

11:00 a.m–11:50 a.m.
BERGER BOOKS –
INVISIBLE KINGDOM: G. Willow Wilson
EVERYTHING, SHE COULD FLY: Christopher Cantwell
SHE COULD FLY: Martín Morazzo
TBA: Peter Milligan
LAGUARDIA: Tana Ford
RUBY FALLS, THE SEEDS: Ann Nocenti 

THE MASK: Christopher Cantwell

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
GRENDEL: DEVIL’S ODYSSEY, GRENDEL: Matt Wagner
GRENDEL: DEVIL’S ODYSSEY, HELLBOY: SATURN RETURNS: Brennan Wagner  

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
BLACKSAD: Juan Díaz Canales, Junajo Guarnido

2:30 p.m.–3:20 p.m.
COUNT CROWLEY: David Dastmalchian, Lauren Affe

4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
RESIDENT ALIEN: Peter Hogan (Resident Alien co-creator / Series Writer), Chris Sheridan (Executive Producer), Alan Tudyk (Harry Vanderspiegle), Sara Tomko (Asta), Corey Reynolds (Sheriff Mike)

WRISTBAND REQUIRED

  • NO POSED PHOTOGRAPHY
  • LIMIT 3 ITEMS PER PERSON (MAXIMUM)
  • ALLOWED ITEMS:
  • 1 PURCHASABLE COPY of RESIDENT ALIEN GRAPHIC NOVEL, from Dark Horse Comics
  • 1 FREE PRINT PER PERSON provided by SYFY
  • 1 FREE PRINT PER PERSON provided by Dark Horse Comics
  • OTHER RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY—SEE STAFF FOR INFO

5:30 PM–6:20 PM
FINAL FANTASY, VAMPIRE HUNTER D, YOSHITAKA AMANO: THE ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY, THE SKY: Yoshitaka Amano

WRISTBAND REQUIRED

  • NO POSED PHOTOGRAPHY
  • LIMIT 2 ITEMS PER PERSON (MAXIMUM)
  • ALLOWED ITEMS:
  • 1 FREE PRINT PER PERSON provided by Dark Horse Comics
  • 1 OTHER ITEM
  • OTHER RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY—SEE STAFF FOR INFO

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.
FINAL FANTASY, VAMPIRE HUNTER D, YOSHITAKA AMANO: THE ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY, THE SKY: Yoshitaka Amano

WRISTBAND REQUIRED

  • NO POSED PHOTOGRAPHY
  • LIMIT 2 ITEMS PER PERSON (MAXIMUM)
  • ALLOWED ITEMS:
  • 1 FREE PRINT PER PERSON provided by Dark Horse Comics
  • 1 OTHER ITEM
  • OTHER RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY—SEE STAFF FOR INFO

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: Nick Filardi
BAD LUCK CHUCK: Matthew Dow Smith, Lela Gwenn

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.            
THE LEGEND OF KORRA: RUINS OF THE EMPIRE: Michelle Wong

WRISTBAND REQUIRED

  • NO POSED PHOTOGRAPHY
  • LIMIT 2 ITEMS PER PERSON (MAXIMUM)
  • ALLOWED ITEMS:
  • 1 FREE PRINT PER PERSON provided by Dark Horse Comics
  • 1 OTHER ITEM
  • OTHER RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY—SEE STAFF FOR INFO

5:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: Todd Nauck
BLACK HAMMER/JUSTICE LEAGUE, HELLBOY: 
Michael Walsh
BLACK HAMMER/JUSTICE LEAGUE, STRANGER THINGS, THE MASK, CRIMINAL MACABRE, FIGHT CLUB 3, WILLIAM GIBSON’S ALIEN 3: 
Nate Piekos 

6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
ELFQUEST: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6

11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
MINECRAFT VOLUME 1: Sarah Graley
MINECRAFT: STORIES FROM THE OVERWORLD, MODERN FANTASY: Rafer Roberts 

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.         
DISNEY: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, DISNEY THE LITTLE MERMAID, SOUPY LEAVES HOME: Cecil Castellucci
DISNEY PRINCESS, DISNEY: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: CLICK START—A-SELECT-YOUR-STORY ADVENTURE: 
Amy Mebberson
DISNEY: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: CLICK START—A-SELECT-YOUR-STORY ADVENTURE, DISNEY FROZEN: 
Joe Caramagna
DISNEY: ALADDIN FOUR TALES OF AGRABAH:
 Diego Galindo 

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
THE ORVILLE: David Goodman (Writer/EP), Brannon Braga (Writer/EP), Jon Cassar (Director/EP), Adrianne Palicki (Commander Kelly Grayson), Penny Johnson Jerald (Dr. Claire Finn), Scott Grimes (Lt. Gordon Malloy), Peter Macon (Lt. Commander Bortus), Jessica Szohr (Lt. Talla Keyali), J Lee (Lt. Commander John Lamarr), Mark Jackson (Isaac), Chad Coleman (Klyden)

WRISTBAND REQUIRED

  • NO POSED PHOTOGRAPHY
  • LIMIT 2 ITEMS PER PERSON (MAXIMUM)
  • 1 PURCHASABLE COPY OF THE ORVILLE COMIC from Dark Horse Comics
  • 1 FREE PRINT PER PERSON provided by Dark Horse Comics
  • OTHER RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY—SEE STAFF FOR INFO

NYCC 2019 PANEL SCHEDULE

Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

Classic Horror, Modern Comics
Time: 12:15 – 1:15 PM
Location: 1A24 (Capacity: 400)

Horror runs deep at Dark Horse. Join us for a roundtable discussion with some of the industry’s best masters of the macabre about monsters, mystery, and the mechanics of a good horror story. Attendees beware, you’re in for a scare.

Panelists: Jody Houser, Lela Gwenn, Cullen Bunn, Evan Dorkin and Colleen Doran

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

Berger Books: Daring and Distinctive Comics
Time: 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Location: 1A24 (Capacity: 400)

Berger Books continues to be an industry leader with its commitment to publish new and unusual genre-bending series! Editor Karen Berger (Vertigo founder) is joined by visionary writer Christopher Cantwell, co-creator of AMC’s acclaimed “Halt and Catch Fire” (She Could Fly, Everything); artist Tana Ford (LaGuardia); legendary writer Peter Milligan (Enigma); artist Martín Morazzo (She Could Fly); award-winning writer Ann Nocenti (Ruby Falls, The Seeds); and award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (Invisible Kingdom)

Panelists: Karen Berger, Christopher Cantwell, G. Willow Wilson, Tana Ford, Peter Milligan, Martín Morazzo and
Ann Nocenti

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy
Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: 1A21 (Capacity: 400)

Dark Horse Comics, Abrams Books and Nickelodeon are thrilled to treat fans to a panel worthy of Aang himself! Join Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra contributors for a further exploration of the beloved world. Fans will also have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge of the elements in a fun trivia competition for awesome prizes!

Panelists: F.C. Yee and Jenny Blenk

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6

Peeling Back the Layers
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Location: 1A24 (Capacity: 400)

It takes a team of talented individuals to bring a comic book to life. Join Dark Horse and a panel of writers, artists, colorists, and letterers whose creativity and hard work produce the best comics on the shelves. Dark Horse would like to peel back the layers on the work of comics’ unsung heroes and celebrate their contributions to our beloved art form. 
Panelists: Tana Ford, Nick Filardi, Lela Gwenn, Carlos Giffoni, Juan Díaz Canales  and Juanjo Guarnido

Dragon Age Returns to Comics with Dragon Age: Blue Wraith

Fans of BioWare’s hit fantasy series, Dragon Age, rejoice! Dark Horse Comics is publishing a canonical follow-up comic series to BioWare’s Dragon Age: Inquisition—featuring the beloved character, Fenris.

Bringing Dragon Age: Blue Wraith to life are writers Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, artist Fernando Heinz Furukawa, and colorist Michael Atiyeh, with covers done by Sachin Teng.

Dragon Age: Blue Wraith starts off with the fanatical Qunari seeking to topple the Tevinter mageocracy. Caught in the middle, one powerful young mage’s desperate search for her father brings her face-to-face with a notorious mage hunter—Fenris, the Blue Wraith.

Dragon Age: Blue Wraith #1 (of three) goes on sale January 15, 2020.

Dragon Age: Blue Wraith #1

It’s the Mourning After at Blackwood

Creators Evan Dorkin, Veronica Fish, and Andy Fish bring us back to the Blackwood College campus with the new four-issue series Blackwood: The Mourning After, starting February 2020!

The continuation of the hit occult fantasy series returns to where we first left off. Blackwood College is in mourning after the death of Dean Ogden and Dennis. The students have a lot to learn about these mysterious deaths and the repercussions left behind, but while they investigate a traitor hides in their midst looking to bury the rest of the school too.

Blackwood: The Mourning After #1 (of 4) arrives February 12, 2020.

Blackwood: The Mourning After #1 (of 4)

NYCC 2019: Dark Horse to Release Blacksad: The Complete Stories

Dark Horse Comics is excited to announce a complete collection of Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido’s award-winning and internationally acclaimed Blacksad series in Blacksad: The Complete Stories. The classic hardboiled noir series featuring beloved anthropomorphic cat detective, John Blacksad, celebrates its twentieth year of publication. Readers will now be able to experience five of Blacksad’s biggest cases in a single comprehensive volume with new material never published in English.

At New York Comic Con, Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido will sign in the Dark Horse booth #1554 on Thursday, October 3 from 2:00 to 2:50 p.m. and on Friday, October 4 from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. 

Blacksad is constantly up to his ears in trouble. Sticking his nose into mystery after mystery, often getting involved with women almost as dangerous as the criminals he thwarts. Be it solving the murder of a famous actress or keeping nuclear weapons out of terrorist hands, Blacksad’s grim work often provides a mirror for real world conflict and human issues, never turning a blind eye to racism, political tensions, or brutally sudden violence.

Blacksad: The Complete Stories collects story pages from Blacksad, Blacksad: A Silent Hell, and Blacksad: Amarillo, and goes on sale July 1, 2020. Be sure to pick up a copy of this 280-page collection for $29.99.

Blacksad: The Complete Stories

Mini Reviews For The Week Ending 9/21

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for.

These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews.


Logan

Once and Future #2 (BOOM!)– The second chapter of Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora’s grandson/grandma vs. King Arthur and his undead knights of the Brexit table leans more towards the action spectrum of the action adventure genre. Although, there is plenty of breathless banter as Duncan is trying to take everything in: Ladies of the Lake, swords in stone, a man slowly growing back sinew by sinew. Mora and colorist Tamra Bonvillain come in handy for that second part and really pour on the blood and guts for Arthur’s return with Gillen sneaking in there to skewer British nationalism between reminding readers that the Anglo-Saxons were once invaders of England. Once and Future #2 is a thrilling read with two compelling lead characters and one hell of a Big Bad in development (Hint: not Arthur). Also, it has a nice cliffhanger in the classic adventure tradition. Overall: 9 Verdict: Buy

Steeple #1 (Dark Horse)– John Allison writes and draws comedic gold in Steeple #1, which is like Father Ted (But Cornish and Anglican) meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The bright eyed and bushy tailed Billie has come to Tredregyn, Cornwall to help their nocturnal, alcoholic, and covered in bruises parish priest. But then her car blows up and sets up Allison’s comedy of errors with a side of monster fighting. Allison’s cartooning is simple, yet utterly hilarious, and he crafts a weird world of empty tourist houses and a potential not so friendly rivalry between the Church of England and Church of Satan. (The second one has leather jacket wearing motorcycle babes, but also incels.) Billie’s naivete and determination makes her a great protagonist, and I can’t wait to laugh at more funny panels and learn more about this strange world on the south end of England. Overall: 9.5 Verdict: Buy

Shean

Black Panther and the Agents Of Wakanda #1 (Marvel)– In a situation where SHIELD no longer exists, the Avengers have no way of gathering Intel. This is where Black Panther steps in and starts his dream team of superheroes. As the team still tries to find their footing, they have already ran into their first threat, leaving them desheveled. By issue’s end, the villain is revealed, leaving our heroes to doubt themselves. Overall, the story feels like it hasn’t quite gotten off the starting blocks, I am hoping the second issue shows more promise. Overall: 7.8 Recommendation: Borrow


Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write. See you next week!

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

Dark Horse will Release Deluxe Editions of The Umbrella Academy

Dark Horse is giving The Umbrella Academy fans an exciting new collectible for their bookshelves with a new line of deluxe editions! Now a Netflix original series with a second season coming soon, The Umbrella Academy by writer Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá continues with the collection of The Umbrella Academy Volume 3: Hotel Oblivionout now, and a special new one-shot, Hazel and Cha Cha Save Christmas: Tales from The Umbrella Academy, coming out in November.

Dark Horse will release The Umbrella Academy Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite Deluxe Edition next spring. This deluxe edition collects the complete Eisner Award-winning series, as well as the short stories ”Mon Dieu!” and ”But the Past Ain’t Through with You.” It also includes a 50-page sketchbook section with art by Gerard Way, Gabriel Bá, James Jean, and designer Tony Ong. The 216-page oversized hardcover is bound in leatherette, debossed with an applique of the iconic umbrella symbol, and features foil stamping and a satin ribbon bookmark.

Also included is a lithograph featuring a unique new art piece created by Gabriel Bà exclusively for this deluxe edition. The lithograph is enclosed in a leatherette portfolio, debossed with the Umbrella Academy crest. The book and portfolio are enclosed in a beautiful slipcase featuring art by Gabriel Bà, finished with matte lamination and spot gloss UV.

The Umbrella Academy Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite Deluxe Edition goes on sale in comic shops on March 4, 2020 and in book stores on March 17, 2020. This 216-page deluxe edition retails for $79.99 and is available for pre-order. Similar deluxe editions of The Umbrella Academy: Dallas and The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion are planned for later in 2020. In the meantime, fans of The Umbrella Academy can pick up a copy of The Umbrella Academy Volume 3: Hotel Oblivion now!

The Umbrella Academy Volume 1 Apocalypse Suite Deluxe Edition
The Umbrella Academy Volume 1 Apocalypse Suite Deluxe Edition
The Umbrella Academy Volume 1 Apocalypse Suite Deluxe Edition

Crone Gets a Backup Story by Dennis Culver, Ramon Villalobos, and Christy Sawyer

Dennis Culver and Justin Greenwood‘s new series Crone just got a lot better, but only if you buy it from a comic shop! The Romero Muerte backup story will only be featured in the print edition of the comic from Dark Horse Comics.

Starting with issue two, Crone will feature an exclusive Romero Muerte backup story written by Dennis Culver, illustrated and colored by Ramon Villalobos, and lettered by Christy Sawyer! In Romero Muerte, a lone man walks across the ruined landscape of the former U.S./Mexican border. He avenges the victims of all who celebrate Hell and devastation.

Crone finds the Sword Savior and Champion of Men once known as Bloody Bliss nothing more than a reclusive old crone. When an old enemy returns, Bliss is once more needed to save the Three Kingdoms. But does she have the strength to answer the call?

The first issue of Crone goes on sale November 6, 2019, and is available now for pre-order at your local comic shop. Fans can pick up Crone #2, with the first chapter of Romero Muerte, on December 4, 2019 only at comic shops.

Crone
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