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Review: Doggo and Pupper Save the World

Pupper worries a lot. If he were braver, he might be a hero! Maybe one that can fly! A cute book for young readers.

Story: Katherine Applegate
Art: Charlie Adler

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Dark Ages #4

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) 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 choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

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

Bad Kitty Meets the Baby (Roaring Brook Press) – Great graphic novels for kids that are full of lessons and funny enough parents will enjoy it too.

Batgirls #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue was kinetic fun. Fun being the operative word.

Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1 (Marvel) – “Devil’s Reign” has been fantastic and this series focused on Elektra/Daredevil has us excited to see what this chapter brings.

Dark Ages #4 (Marvel) – This alternate world has been awesome so far. With technology/electronics on the fritz, the heroes must take on Apocalypse who might have an answer to the world’s problems.

Devil’s Reign: Superior Four #1 (Marvel) – Doc Ock in his “superior” phase has been great and it looks like we’re getting “superior” versions of well known characters from across the multiverse in his latest machinations.

Falconspeare (Dark Horse) – We’re Mike Mignola fans and love his comics, so an entire graphic novel by him and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell gets us to take notice.

Glam Prix Racers: Back on Track (Feiwel & Friends) – The first volume was My Little Pony meets Mario Kart for kids but we loved it too! We’re excited to check out the second race of the Glam Prix Cup on GLittergear Island!

Joe Hill’s Rain #1 (Image Comics) – Joe Hill’s novella gets a comic adaptation and we gave it a glowing review.

The Last Session #2 (Mad Cave Studios) – Friends get back together to finish their roleplaying campaign but a new player threatens to derail the experience.

Robin & Batman #3 (DC Comics) – Great story but it’s the jaw-dropping art that has us sucked in.

The Scorched #1 (Image Comics) – Todd McFarlane has been expanding his Spawn universe and we get our first team book!

Space Cadet #1 (Scout Comics/Scoot) – A young kid dreams of going to the Moon. One night he wakes up on the lunar surface! Luckily, there’s a friendly astronaut there to give a tour.

Sports is Hell (Silver Sprocket) – If you’ve never read Ben Passmore’s graphic novel, here’s your chance in a new printing with a new publisher.

We Ride Titans #1 (Vault Comics) – A dysfunctional family are the ones who pilot the Titan that protects New Hyperion from kaiju.

Preview: Bounce Back

Bounce Back

(W) Misako Rocks!
(A) Misako Rocks!

Lilico’s life in Japan is going well. She has great friends and is the captain of the school’s basketball team. She’s happy!

Then comes her parents’ news: they’re moving to America! Before she knows it, Lilico finds herself in Brooklyn, New York, forced to start all over. And that won’t be easy with her closest friends thousands of miles away or a school bully who immediately dislikes her.

Luckily, anime-loving Nala and Henry eventually befriend Lilico and with help from them—along with her guardian spirit who looks a lot like her cat, Nicco—Lilico just might figure out where she fits in.

Bounce Back

Bounce Back is Story About Friendship, New Beginnings, and Doing What You Love, No Matter What

A story about friendship, new beginnings, and doing what you love, no matter what. Feiwel & Friends has announced the all-new middle-grade OGN, Bounce Back, written, illustrated, and colored by New Jersey-based manga artist Misako Rocks! with lettering by Marissa Asuncion.

Lilico, with the help of her cat, must learn to adjust to a new country, a new school, and new pressures in this middle grade graphic novel from author/illustrator Misako Rocks! about finding your team and finding yourself.

Lilico’s life in Japan is going well. She has great friends and is the captain of the school’s basketball team. She’s happy!

Then comes her parents’ news: they’re moving to America! Before she knows it, Lilico finds herself in Brooklyn, New York, forced to start all over. And that won’t be easy with her closest friends thousands of miles away or a school bully who immediately dislikes her.

Luckily, anime-loving Nala and Henry eventually befriend Lilico and with help from them—along with her guardian spirit who looks a lot like her cat, Nico—Lilico just might figure out where she fits in.

Bounce Back hits shelves October 19th.

Review: Wires and Nerves Volume 2: Gone Rogue

In every major change, especially when it comes to politics, there is always some dissension in the ranks. Change is never easy, and we have seen with every presidential election, where the opposing party will find fault, with the incoming “leader of the free world”. This is especially true when the party in power’s sole mission is to destabilize their opponent, which is very true in many countries and in ours, where gerrymandering is becoming an increasingly apparent tool to control elections. Rarely do these types of actions lead to violence or upheaval, but they may spill out into other venues such as protests and marches.

I bring this up, because one must always consider what would happen, if a different course in history has taken place. One of my favorite books, Terry Bisson’s Fire On The Mountain, is one where John Brown’s raid on Harper ‘s Ferry was successful and lead to founding of separate sovereign country, “Nova Africa”. Insurgency is what stokes that rebel fire, which leads people of all nations to stand up to injustice. In Marissa Meyer’s Wires and Nerve Volume 2: Gone Rogue is one such tale of promises unkept.

In this book, we meet Iko, the best friend of the newly crowned Queen, Cinder who helped overthrow the previous queen. She is sent to Earth to stop a rogue pack of Wolf Soldiers, ones which is lead by a Alpha, named Lysander Steele, who is hellbent on equaling the odds, as they were promised in exchange for helping Cinder, their mutations would be reversed. Eventually the wolf soldiers start taking hostages, showing to the hierarchy that they are serious. By book’s end, Steele’s rebellion is thwarted and peace reigns over Earth once again.

Overall, an excellent story that shows how lies can ruin lives and how they sometimes lead to death. The story by Meyer is fun, action packed and is riveting throughout. The art by Stephen Gilpin is beautiful. Altogether, a story which will keep the reader guessing too the end who is telling the truth.

Story: Marissa Meyer Art: Stephen Gilpin
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.3 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy

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