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Marvel Introduces the Asgardians of the Galaxy from Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli

There’s a new team roaming the galaxy. Spinning out of Infinity Wars, Marvel has announced The Asgardians of the Galaxy from writer Cullen Bunn and artist Matteo Lolli.

Angela, the not-so-beloved half-sister of Thor.

The hotheaded Valkyrie – and the human who shares her form, Annabelle Riggs.

Skurge, the Executioner, freshly returned from Hel.

Throg, the mightiest frog of thunder.

Kevin Masterson, the boy who took his father’s mace to become the hero Thunderstrike.

And the Destroyer, the Asgardian armor built to take down Celestials – its wielder unknown.

The Galaxy has new Guardians!

Preview: Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #6 (of 6)

Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #6 (of 6)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Victor LaValle
Artist: Dietrich Smith
Cover Artist: Micaela Dawn
Price: $3.99

Final issue! In the wreckage of the Lab, Frankenstein’s Monster faces off against Akai with the fate of the world and the family lineage hanging in the balance.

Preview: Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #5 (of 6)

Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #5 (of 6)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Victor LaValle
Artist: Dietrich Smith
Cover Artist: Micaela Dawn
Price: $3.99

As government forces close in on Akai, Dr. Baker, and the Monster, the Director unleashes a new player in the race to help capture the Frankenstein family.

Preview: Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #4 (of 6)

Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #4 (of 6)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Victor LaValle
Artist: Dietrich Smith
Cover Artist: Micaela Dawn
Price: $3.99

Akai and the Monster feud over the fate of the new Dr. Frankenstein, Josephine Baker. But just outside the remote Montana cabin, sinister forces arrive to eradicate any survivors of the battle…

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!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Alex

Top Pick: God Country #6 (Image) – A sleeper hit for me, I didn’t start reading this until the 4th issue had come out, and I was struck by the stark brilliance of the comic. Everything about this issue is a joy to experience; Emmett Quinlan’s attitude embodies the best of humanity’s stubborn refusal to quit, and then the creative team produce a wonderfully written and drawn issue each month.

All-Star Batman #11 (DC Comics) – I’ve made no secret of the fact I’m a Scott Snyder fan… but I loved the previous issue. I can’t wait to read this, especially with Snyder delving back into Alfred’s past.

Rapture #2 (Valiant) – This is a bit of a cheat because I’ve already read the review copy and know I like it, but I’m excited to get my hands on a physical copy to check out the gorgeous artwork.

The Chair #1 (Alterna) – I have no idea what this is about.. but it’s a dollar. Every other one of Alterna’s newsprint comics has been more than worth the money, so I see no reason for this to be any different.

 

Shay

It’s a great week to be comic book lover, so many awesome titles that this almost became a top ten list. If you’re lucky you can finish them off, if you’re not , then you’ll have more than enough to keep you occupied next weekend as you gear up for the long beach (or camping) holiday weekend.

Harley Quinn #22 (DC Comics) – Poison Ivy is back and I’m looking forward to this dynamic duo getting their friendship ( or something else) back on track.

Batwoman #4 (DC Comics) – Alas, the end of the current arc is here and it’s looking like it’s going to bring up more questions about Batwoman’s origins and give us an interesting bad guy to learn more about in the next arc.

The X-Files: Origins – Dog Days of Summer #1 (IDW Publishing) – The truth is out there and teenage Mulder and Scully are going to find it. I can legit here the theme song in my head.

Crosswinds #1 (Image) – Cat Staggs and Gail Simone have teamed give us what I’m sure will be a true gift from the comic gods!

America #4 (Marvel) – Mardrimar is revealed, the Ultimates might be getting the band together and America gets a blast from the past that reminds her that she doesn’t always get it right.

Luke Cage #2 (Marvel) – Luke’s in New Orleans making new friends ,dealing with enemies and getting even closer to the truth or Dr. Burstein.

Bill & Ted Save the Universe #1 (BOOM! Studios) – I’m here for it!

Brik TP (Oni Press) – The series I miss the most is back in it’s very own trade paperback. Nothing new but, it’s nice seeing it in one place so I can revisit the things that made me fall in love with it , as I pine for some new issues.

 

Paul

Top Pick: Super Sons #5 (DC Comics) – This has been a great book from the start. Great action, I love the banter between Robin and Superboy and the art is great. I couldn’t ask for anything more from a superhero book. You really should be reading this.

Iceman #2 (Marvel) – I really enjoyed the first issue of Iceman’s solo series. It really gave new readers a glimpse into the character’s past, and gave us veterans a starting point to see where Bobby is going and how he is changing. It was a good mix of action and insight into the character and I hope it carries on in this second issue.

Secret Empire: Underground #1 (Marvel) – This event, like many of Marvel’s past events, has been a real let down. Aside from the fact that Marvel turned Steve Rogers into the fascist leader of Hydra and it seems Hydra’s reach didn’t take long at all to take hold, the event has just been boring and has induced many eye rolls, at least from this reader. But, I have been enjoying the tie in series more then the main event and this book has me excited. We saw this team in action in Secret Empire #4 and I was totally into all of it. I love the line up and their agenda and I’m really looking forward to seeing more from them. And to be honest, anything with Mockingbird in it is a must read for me.

W.M.D. Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1 (Marvel) – The new Weapon X series has been so-so; nothing terribly exciting except for this new mysterious Weapon X project that seems to be hunting down mutants instead of turning them into weapons. But after issue 4, we now have a better understanding of their why after finding out who is pulling the strings. But Old Man Logan and team are on their way for a little payback, so I’m excited to see how all this is going to explode…and if the cover to W.M.D #1 is any indication, it is going to explode big time!

 

Brett

Top Pick: Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) – Chip Zdarsky takes on Spider-Man and boy am I looking forward to this one. Zdarsky’s humor should fit really well with the classic Spider-Man which was more about the quips and fun. Here’s hoping!

Lobo/Road Runner Special #1 and Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil #1 (DC Comics) – The first two series that mashed up DC characters with Looney Tunes were a lot of fun and I can’t wait to read the fun that’ll be these two issues.

Solarman #3 (Scout Comics) – It’s been a long time coming, but I’m still looking forward to this issue which feels like the predecessor in some ways to Lion Forge’s Catalyst line.

Spencer and Locke #3 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – A great combination of concepts for a solid noir series with a twist.

Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer #2 (BOOM! Studios) – A new take on the classic Frankenstein story. The first issue was good and I can’t wait to see where this series goes.

Preview: Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #2 (of 6)

Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #2 (of 6)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Victor LaValle
Artist: Dietrich Smith
Cover Artist: Micaela Dawn
Price: $3.99

While Dr. Baker is being investigated, the Monster becomes entangled with a conflict at the U.S./Mexico border.

Around the Tubes

So… anyone seen any good movies? Wonder Woman dominated the box office meeting our predictions of how much it earned, but exceeding all the rest. Who saw it? What’d you think? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait to see Wonder Woman again, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Newsarama – Moonstar Cast For New Mutants – Some solid casting.

Indian Country Today – Eugene Brave Rock Speaks Blackfoot to Wonder Woman in DC’s Best Film Ever – This is pretty awesome.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Attack – Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #1

Comic Attack – Horizon #11

The Outhousers – Secret Empire #3

Review: Victor LaVelle’s Destroyer #1

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When the last descendant of the Frankenstein family loses her only son to a police shooting, she turns to science for her own justice…putting her on a crash course with her family’s original monster and his quest to eliminate humanity. An intense, unflinching story exploring the legacies of love, loss, and vengeance placed firmly in the tense atmosphere and current events of the modern-day United States.

Victor LaVelle’s Destroyer #1 is a modern reimagining of Mary Shelly’s classic Frankenstein by writer Victor LaValle. While it is clear there is still a lot left to be revealed, what they do reveal is interesting setting up an already intriguing miniseries. The first issue teases us with glimpse at the classic Frankenstein’s monster, and the last living descendant of Frankenstein… who is up to something. Judging by the situation which we’re presented, she has clearly been based off Mary Shelly herself. I’m curious to see how things unfold for this series, as this is a solid set up and tease as to what’s to come.

The art by Dietrich Smith and Joana Lafuente has a proper sense of contrast to it, as the story’s viewpoint changes from Frankenstein’s quest to the US and a mysterious cabal. While it is a simple but subtle move, it helps keep the plot moving. Frankenstein’s monster makes for an interesting sight with a gaunt lanky design, which differs from classic depictions of a more built brick house. It reminds me some of Iron Maiden’s mascot Eddie, except with hair and a long beard.

Story: Victor LaValle Art: Dietrich Smith Color: Joana Lafuente
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #1

When the last descendant of the Frankenstein family loses her only son to a police shooting, she turns to science for her own justice…putting her on a crash course with her family’s original monster and his quest to eliminate humanity.

Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #1 is an intense, unflinching story exploring the legacies of love, loss, and vengeance placed firmly in the tense atmosphere and current events of the modern-day United States.

A new take on the classic story from writer Victor LaValle, artist Dietrich Smith, and colorist Joana Lafuente.

You can pick up your own copy now.

 

 

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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!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Alex

Top Pick: X-O Manowar #3 (Valiant) – Two words: Space Conan. More words: My favourite series from any publisher right now, this is a beautifully illustrated an fantastically written comic.

Rapture #1 (Valiant) – Another Valiant comic written by Matt Kindt? Just take my money.

Vile #2 (Study Group Comics) – Alright so this doesn’t come out this week, and is actually sat in my To-Read pile…. but I have every intention of reading Tyler Landry’s stream of consciousness style of story telling this week.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A new take on the classic Frankenstein story. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a  while since it sounds like it’ll touch on social issues that are prevalent today giving it all a new spin.

Saucer State #1 (IDW Publishing) – This was an awesome series when that last volume came out through Vertigo. Thankfully we get another conspiracy filled volume. Think the X-Files but the President is involved in the investigation. A solid mix of conspiracy and politics.

Batman/The Shadow #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue I was mixed on, but I’m really excited to see where this second one goes. It’s a team up of two classic characters that works so well together.

East of West #33 (Image Comics) – This series always delivers in a weird mix of the Wild West, political maneuvering and religious fervor.

Samaritan Veritas #1 (Top Cow Productions) – Spinning out of the Postal/Think Tank world of Top Cow is a new series focused on hacker looking to take down a corrupt President…

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