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Preview: Smosh #3

Smosh #3

writer: Michael McDermott, Yale Stewart
artist: Franco Viglino, Yale Stewart
covers: Franco Viglino (a), Jerry Gaylord (b)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Summer is here! The Super Virgin Squad actively seek to swell their ranks as the team is confronted with their greatest challenge to date. A rival group of super powered, antagonistic teens is wreaking havoc in Smalltown, USA, and only the SVS can restore law and order to their beloved streets. Can they turn their ragtag group of new recruits into the heroes they need to be in time to save their community? When a shocking revelation shakes the entire team and their core values to their very foundation, will there even be a Super Virgin Squad left for them to join? Tune in true believers… same SMOSH time, same SMOSH comic!

With over 9 billion views and 38 million combined subscribers on YouTube, and 31 million social followers, SMOSH has one of the strongest digital footprints of any media brand in existence today.  Based on the strength of this audience, SMOSH has also seen multiple chart-topping musical endeavors, record-setting channel spin-offs and top-selling mobile and gaming apps, with more than two million downloads to date. And, in Summer 2015, the brand released its first feature length film SMOSH: The Movie which debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy chart.

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Preview: Shaft: Original Novel

Shaft: Original Novel

writer: Ernest Tidyman
cover: Robert Hack
MASS MARKET PAPERBACK • 240 pages • $9.99 • Mature

Who is John Shaft? John Shaft is a private eye. John Shaft is a black man made of muscle and ice, and he has no prejudices. John Shaft will kill anyone… black or white.  When the cloistered daughter of Harlem’s crime boss discovers the true nature of her father’s work, she runs off to be as bad as Dad. By the time she disappears, she’s into sex, liquor, dope, and a few other scenes. Now, Big Daddy wants Shaft to get his baby back. The tough, take-no-guff detective goes to work… and the Mafia, the Black militants, the NYPD, and City Hall go to work on him.  The original and unabridged Shaft novel by Ernest Tidyman, the 1970 tour de force of hardboiled crime fiction that introduced an unsuspecting world to a cultural icon.

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Preview: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card #4

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card #4

writer: Jim Butcher, Mark Powers
artist: Carlos Gomez
cover: Carlos Gomez
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The major factions of Chicago—the police, the White Court of Vampires, and “Gentleman” Johnny Marcone’s underworld network—are officially at war! At the heart of the conflict is the malevolent, psychotic Puck. Why he’s turned these forces against each other is a mystery. A bigger one is how Harry is going to track him down and defeat him while his city is engulfed in violence. Seeking the help of an even more powerful entity may be his only choice…

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Preview: Xena Warrior Princess #4

Xena Warrior Princess #4

writer: Genevieve Valentine
artist: Ariel Medel, Julius Gopez
cover: Jenny Frison
incentive cover: Jenny Frison (“virgin art”)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

With half the Harpies taken hostage and on their way to Rome as war prizes, Xena and Gabrielle set off on a desperate rescue mission. The Harpies are ready for battle, and even Ares has joined the fray, but with Rome hungry for victory at any cost, they might already be too late. It’s battle on two fronts… and when Gabrielle faces a terrible choice, will she risk losing Xena to save the world?

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Preview: Lords Of The Jungle #5

Lords Of The Jungle #5

writer: Corinna Bechko
artist: Roberto Castro
covers: Felipe Massafera (a), Roberto Castro (b)
incentive cover: Roberto Castro (B/W art)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

With the scope of the plot behind Jane’s kidnapping laid bare, Tarzan and Sheena are faced with something even more sinister: the possibility that no timeline is safe from the depredations of an apocalyptic cult! But with few resources and even fewer friends, can they wrest their fates and the future of their homes from the hands of Laine and her power mad cronies?

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Review: Aliens/Vampirella

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Two iconic horror franchises collide, as Vampirella – the fan-favorite supernatural heroine – faces the most nightmarish creatures ever to appear in cinema: the Xenomorphs from Alien! As the first human colony on Mars digs deeper into the crimson soil, they discover the catacombs of a hibernating civilization, tens of thousands of years old. The evidence suggests that they are Nosferatu, an ancient and sinister species that Vampirella is all too familiar with. Called to the Red Planet to investigate, the monster hunter and her human allies find a chamber with hundreds of ellipsoidal, leathery eggs… and after they hatch, the true horror begins. In space, no one can hear Vampirella scream!

Aliens/Vampirella is a surprising blend of characters to pit against each other. The underground martian city built by the Nosferatu is an oddly brilliant choice to add to it all especially as the comic reveals how the Nosferatu got to Mars, and why they left earth. Unfortunately, there’s something else that’s unexpected, a Xenomorph egg. That is the beginning of the end for their civilization. Yet in a way, it’s the beginning of this tale, as humanity discovers their city and the cycle is repeated.

Much to my surprise, the art is more science fiction influenced than the horror I expected given the two title characters. Which oddly works well, given the nature of the story. You don’t see much of the martian landscape, which is a slight shame I think. Between the Nosferatu and humanity, the changes would make for an interesting sight. Setting that aside, the action is well drawn, and doesn’t skimp on the blood.

Story: Corinna Bechko Art: Javier Garcia-Miranda
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

ComiXology Unlimited Exclusives Series for Comic-Con

ComiXology are adding some full series and almost complete runs to ComiXology Unlimited (CU) for exclusive access during Comic-Con International 2016. CU members will be able to borrow all of Dark Horse‘s Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, almost the entire run of BOOM! StudiosGiant Days, the entire Sheltered series from Image Comics, the entire first season of Oni PressKaijumax and get up-to-date with Dynamite‘s Red Sonja only from July 21st -24th.

ComiXology Unlimited is the new subscription service that allows customers to explore the amazing world of comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month. The following will only be available during Comic-Con:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight: Vol. 6-8, #26-40
Giant Days #5-14
Kaijumax Vol. 1, #1-6
Sheltered Vol. 2, 3, #6-15
Red Sonja #7-18, Vol. 2 & 3

To start your free 30-day trial of ComiXology Unlimited today just visit comixology.com/unlimited.

Preview: Brickleberry #1

Brickleberry #1

writer: Waco O’Guin, Roger Black
artist: Timothy Hopkins
cover: Jeffrey Rebner
incentive cover: Jeffrey Rebner (B/W art)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

ArMOOgeddon”, written by co-creators Waco O’Guin and Roger Black, takes place in the distant future. We join Steve Williams, the only Brickleberry park ranger who managed to escape death at the hands of the Alien Cow Invasion. Future Steve, as he now calls himself, was captured, but escaped and has joined forces with a small group of human rebels in an underground hidden base. With the help Dr. Kuzniak, Future Steve must travel back in time to the year 2015 and kill head ranger Woody Johnson, whose actions led to the Invasion and the destruction of all humanity.

Brickleberry had a successful three season run on cable television, popular among males 18-24, and averaging 1.6 million viewers per episode. Brickleberry’s loyal fanbase still thrives on social media and they are hungry for the continuing adventures from Brickleberry National Park!

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Ian Fleming’s Original James Bond Novels Get Graphic Novel Adaptations

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the first-ever graphic novel adaptations of Ian Fleming‘s original James Bond novels, beginning with his seminal debut, Casino Royale, slated for release in November. The first book in the newly announced series will be adapted by Van Jensen, with art by DC and Marvel veteran Matt Southworth.

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Preview: Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass #1

Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass #1

writer: Garth Ennis
artist: Craig Cermak
cover: Dan Panosian
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

One year after the catastrophic events that ended the first series, Red Team survivors Eddie Mellinger and Trudy Giroux are in the doldrums. Considered a political liability, the two are kept busy on small-time cases by their suspicious NYPD commanders… but a chance encounter in the ghetto gives them a chance to get back in the game. Trouble is, it means going far beyond the law… which is what almost got them killed last time around.

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