Tag Archives: days of hate

Days of Hate is Collected into Trade this July

Bestselling writer Aleš Kot, artist Danijel Žeželj, and Eisner-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire introduce readers to a near-future dystopian America in Days of Hate: Act One this July.

The United States of America, 2022: the loss that ripped two lovers apart drove one into the arms of the police state and the other toward a guerrilla war against white supremacy. This is the story of what happens when they meet again. A story of much more than just revenge.

Days of Hate: Act One (Diamond Code MAY180060, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0697-4) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, July 18th and bookstores on Tuesday, July 24th. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, June 4th.

The trade paperback collects chapters #1-6 of the twelve-part series.

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.

Abbott #2 (BOOM! Studios) – If you read the first issue you know why we’re excited for the second. This series mixes horror and social consciousness all set in 1970s Detroit.

Avengers #682 (Marvel) – “No Surrender” has been a success so far living up to the build up and hype. It’s the rare recent event that hasn’t let us down. Another action packed entry with three new players entering the game.

Calexit #2 (Black Mask Studios) – There’s been a long delay since the first issue but we’re hyped to see if this second issue can get things moving after a slightly overhyped first. Great concept, now it’s time to see if it delivers on the promise.

Days of Hate #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue was absolutely amazing with intertwining stories set in the future that’s not all that different than ours. Taking on extremism on all sides, this series entertains and makes you think.

Long Lost #4 (Scout Comics) – Absolutely fantastic and a series that’s under the radar. A horror/psychological comic that’s a must get.

Mera: Queen of Atlantis #1 (DC Comics) – Mera gets the spotlight in this miniseries that focuses on her newish status quo and dealing with the fallout from Aquaman.

Motor Girl Omnibus (Abstract Studios) – If you missed the series by Terry Moore get the entirety here! You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be entertained.

Rough Riders: Ride or Die #1 (AfterShock Comics) – Always entertaining, this series mixes fact and fiction and some historical figures kick some ass.

The Terrifics #1 (DC Comics) – The latest from DC’s “New Age of Heroes” puts together a rag-tag bunch to explore the Dark Multiverse. The first issue has a Fantastic Four vibe and it works!

The Wilds #1 (Black Mask Studios) – A disease has ravaged the world and society must pick up the pieces. We’ve seen the concept numerous times but this one focuses on the characters and delivers a lot of heart.

Days of Hate Gets a Second Printing

Writer Aleš Kot, artist Danijel Žeželj, and Eisner-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire tap into current political angst with their all-new maxi-series, Days of Hate. In order to keep up with growing readership for the gritty American thriller tragedy Days of Hate #1 is being rushed back to print.

Days of Hate is set in The United States of America in 2022. The loss that ripped two of its main protagonists apart drove one into the arms of the police state and the other towards a guerrilla war against the white supremacy. Now they meet again, on the opposing sides—and all hell has broken loose.

Kot makes waves as an outspoken politically-charged voice in the comics industry and has cultivated a devoted readership and following. Deciding to create a “spiritual sequel” to one of their biggest hits, Zero, Kot has channeled their sensibility into the intense narrative behind Days of Hate.

Žeželj’s edgy, modern art-style brings the Days of Hate realities to life before readers eyes and highlights the unsettling tones of this dystopian series.

Days of Hate #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code DEC178234) will be available on Wednesday, February 21st. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 29th.

Days of Hate #2 (Diamond Code DEC170688) will be available on Wednesday, February 28th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, February 5th.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Comichron – Bookscan graphic novels off 5% in 2017; a look at GN units across time – If it’s not just comic shops…

ComicBook – TNT Parts Ways With ‘Snowpiercer’ Showrunner – Well that was quick.

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Batman #39

Talking Comics – Days of Hate #1

Newsarama – Motherlands #1

Around the Tubes

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

Detroit Metro Times – UM Dearborn comic book cover exhibition is no child’s play – This sounds cool.

CBR – Spoon! Amazon Renews Tick for Second Season – Glad the response was good enough for this.

The Comicrhon – Hawkman Found #1 top reordered book third consecutive week; February, March Comichron pages added – For those that like the horse race.

 

Reviews

IGN – Batman #39

IGN – Damage #1

CBR – Days of Hate #1

Talking Comics – Mech Cadet Yu #5

IGN – The Mighty Thor #703

IGN – Star Wars #42

IGN – Venom Inc.: Omega #1

Review: Days of Hate #1

The United States of America, 2022.
The loss that ripped them apart drove one into the arms of the police state and the other towards a guerrilla war against the white supremacy. Now they meet again.
This is a story of a war.

There’s some comics that entertain and then there’s some that make you think. Those really amazing comics are the ones that do both and Days of Hate #1 falls into that category. In a future America where a new civil war has taken place and racism and terror is rampant, we’re introduced to two individuals who are fighting against a local racist group and another whose heart was broken due to radicalism. It’s two stories so far apart yet intertwined due to the state of the world.

Writer Ales Kot has created a world that’s in the future but one that feels like it could be tomorrow. By not placing the story in today, it creates a slight disconnect and in some ways scarier as this what may be. Right away Kot makes it clear this is the path we’re going down and through that we’re able to connect to the story through the fear Kot may be right.

The art by Danijel Zezelj enhanced by colors of Jordie Bellaire and letters of Aidtya Bidikar adds to the mood and setting. There’s a grittiness about it all that adds to the unsettling nature of the world and story. The art style creates a dystopian feel about it all without making it overt. The story also relies heavily on the small details. A swastika, evidence from a crime, the details on a character. All of that adds together to add depth to every character and the story as a whole.

Kot and the team are delivering a story that’s exactly what’s so powerful about entertainment. We read a story whose layers have a deeper meaning and in this case it’s a warning of where we may be going. Some of the best entertainment not only entertains but also acts as a metaphor for the world and this delivers exactly that and then some.

Story: Ales Kot Art: Danijel Zezelj
Design: Tom Muller Colors: Jordie Bellaire Letters: Aditya Bidikar
Story: 9.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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.

Paul

Top Pick: Avengers #676 (Marvel) – Who or what is this Voyager? The statue of the founding members of the Avengers had a new addition to it at the end of Secret Wars, and now Voyager has ‘returned’, with everyone seeming to know her. I wasn’t a huge fan of this when it was done with the Sentry, so this type of ‘introduction’ did make my eyes roll. BUT, I am intrigued in this story; what happened to the Earth? Who moved it and why? And I just love seeing all the various Avengers assembled (LOVED seeing Lightning, formally Living Lightning, again).

All-New Wolverine #29 (Marvel) – I’m loving this ‘Orphans of X’ storyline. It is a scary thought to think of all the people who have been effected by battles involving the X-Men, but even scarier to see them come together so organized to take them out.

Champions #16 (Marvel) – I am just in love with this title, as anyone who has read my reviews can tell. I am partial to the original line up but I am very excited at the prospect of a new member or members joining their ranks. The team has met up with some interesting teen heroes on their past adventures, so I am looking forward to seeing who will step up to the challenge. I just hope this isn’t one of those “interview the newbies but by the end realize we’re fine as we are” issues. I will not be pleased.

Generation X #86 (Marvel) – Yes, I am a glutton for punishment for still reading this book. I just can’t let go of my Gen X’ers and this issue promises the return of an original member. That is really the only reason this title is on my list.

X-Men Gold #20 (Marvel) – I love it when the X-Men go on space adventures, and this latest story has been pretty good. I’m really happy to see lesser used members like Ink and Armor being part of this team, as it makes for a different dynamic. Unfortunately, our team is now stranded on a unknown planet and the solicit promises a big ‘status quo’ altering event at the end of the issue. I’ll definitely be reading to see what happens.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Days of Hate #1 (Image Comics) – I’ve read this first issue and hours later I’m still reflecting on it. A hell of a start. It’s the future and things have continued to go in the same direction it’s going now. Hate crimes are rampant and there’s a hint about another Civil War. This is a dystopian future that’s all too real.

Fence #3 (BOOM! Studios) – One of the best new series out last year. The comic is about students at an academy in a fencing club. A fantastic mix of sports manga with a western sense.

James Bond: The Body #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Every bruise and scar on James Bond’s body has a story. That concept has me intrigued as to how it’ll translate into a come series. Lots of potential with this one.

Strangers in Paradise XXV #1 (Abstract Studios) – Celebrating 25 years with a brand new series. America’s favorite couple is back!

Transformers: Optimus Prime #15 (IDW Publishing) – Onyx Prime is back!

 

Shay

Harley Quinn #35 (DC Comics) – Frank Tieri has a good track record writing female characters. Looking forward to seeing what he does with Harley post the Palmiotti/Conner run.

America #11 (Marvel) – The start of the “Midas Wars” and America protecting her homes.

Days of Hate Takes Us to a United States Falling Apart

Bestselling writer Aleš Kot teams up with artist Danijel Žeželj and Eisner-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire for an all new maxi-series in the gritty American thriller tragedy Days of Hate.

Days of Hate is set in The United States of America in 2022. The loss that ripped two of its main protagonists apart drove one into the arms of the police state and the other towards a guerrilla war against the white supremacy. Now they meet again, on the opposing sides—and all hell has broken loose.

In the release, Kot said:

Days of Hate is all about the characters. It’s about them living in a country that is falling apart. It’s about love, hate, war, tragedy, and layers of intrigue and double-crossing. It’s about the things people do to survive and to live—and about killing Nazis.

Days of Hate #1 (Diamond Code NOV170638) hits stores on Wednesday, January 17th.