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Review: One Year at Ellsmere

Juniper is the new girl at Ellsmere Academy. Being there on scholarship, she’s targeted by the mean queen bee in her class.

Story: Faith Erin Hicks
Art: Faith Erin Hicks

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Review: Poesy the Monster Slayer

Part graphic novel. Part picture book. Poesy the Monster Slayer is an adorable book for your readers about a young girl who fights monsters when she should be sleeping.

Story: Cory Doctorow
Art: Matt Rockefeller

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Review: Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy

Our democracy is broken and Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy not only goes over many of the issues plaguing it but also solutions and real examples of people who have fought for them and how it went.

With November’s election being one of the most important ever, this is a must read graphic novel and the first from :01 First Second’s line of “World Citizen Comics.”

Story: Daniel G. Newman
Art: George O’Connor
Color: Frank Reynoso

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Yasmeen

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.

Backfired #1 (Source Point Press) – The concept of this series sounds interesting. It’s about a writer who needs to perfect the pitch for his comic while balancing his life.

Bad Reception #5 (AfterShock) – The finale of this series that’s been fantastic every issue. Who will survive this slasher series? We can’t wait to find out!

Batman #95 (DC Comics) – The Joker War is ramping up and with Wayne Enterprise siezed by the Joker, it leaves Batman and Bruce Wayne in a difficult spot.

Billionaire Island #3 (AHOY Comics) – It’s an attempt to escape the island in this perfectly timed satire.
Canopus #4 (Scout Comics) – All of the mysteries are revealed in this final issue of the series. Expect this one to be on quite a few “best of” lists for the year.

Hellions #2 (Marvel) – A Suicide Squad like series with troubled Mutants. The first issue was really solid and it’ll be interesting to see how justice is handled in Krakoa with this group.

No Heroine #1 (Source Point Press) – It’s a “hot” comic already going for well over cover on the secondary market. Drugs. Vampires. Punk rock. Clawing her way to her 90th day sober, Kayla sets out to find her missing friend, Sid – the one person she knows can keep her on the straight-and narrow.

Unrig (:01 First Second) – Elections and the political process are pretty broken. Find out whay that’s the case and what can be done in this educational graphic novel.

Vlad Dracul #1 (Scout Comics) – The story of the man behind the myth. It’ll be interesting to see how historically accurate this is and what new things we might learn.

Xira #1 (Red 5 Comics) – A story of a chimpanzee who has been experimented on her whole life and when she has a baby, she does what she can to get herself and child to freedom.

Yasmeen #1 (Scout Comics) – A refugee from ISIS, Yasmeen must learn to survive in a new country and society who fears and hates her while dealing with the horrors of her past.

Review: History Comics: The Roanoke Colony

First Second is taking you throughout history with their new line of “History Comics“! The Roanoke Colony takes you through the history of this important colony and the mysteries revolving around it.

Story: Chris Schweizer
Art: Chris Schweizer
Color: Liz Trice Schweizer

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon (paperback)
Amazon (hardback)
Kindle

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Review: History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire

First Second is taking you throughout history with their new line of “History Comics“! The Great Chicago Fire takes you through this moment in history and its impact on the city of Chicago.

Story: Kate Hannigan
Art: Alex Graudins

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon (paperback)
Amazon (hardback)
Kindle

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Review: Child Star

Meet Owen Eugene, one of the biggest celebrities of the 1980s who never existed. Writer/artist Box Brown takes us through the rise and fall of Eugene in this amalgamation of the best and worst of celebrity at that time.

Story: Box Brown
Art: Box Brown

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
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Zeus Comics

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Goon #11

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.

All-America Comix (Image Comics) – Joe Casey and Dustin Nguyen reteam for this new hero that has been teased for quite some time. We’re excited that we finally get to see what the hype was all about.

Billionaire Island #2 (AHOY Comics) – The infiltration of Billionaire Island is on! We’re totally here for it in this biting satire from Mark Russell and Steve Pugh.

Child Star (:01 First Second) – Box Brown’s graphic novel is a biography of Owen Eugene, a fictional 1980s child actor. Brown’s work is amazing and it’s never to be missed.

The Goon #11 (Albatross Funnybooks) – The Goon is like an over the top Popeye. Always funny and entertaining it’s filled with action and humor and most importantly, fun.

Mystery (Van Ryder Games) – We came across this interesting concept at Gen Con last year. It’s a mix of graphic novel and choose your own adventure/roleplaying game. A really great concept and idea.

Nailbiter Returns #2 (Image Comics) – The horror comic is back and the first issue was like revisiting an old friend, in that horror movie sequel sort of way.

Negan Lives #1 (Image Comics/Skybound) – We’re intrigued by this surprise release set in the world of The Walking Dead.

Streamliner Vol. 1 (Magnetic Press) – The action series from Fane gets collected. “An abandoned stretch of road in the middle of the desert, a rusty old gas station, and a plume of dust rising in the distance…” That intro description alone has us interested.

Vampire State Building (Ablaze) – The vampire genre gets mixed with a bit of Die Hard as Vampires take over the Empire State Building and a group of survivors attempt to escape.

First Second Reveals the Second Round of Comics Relief Taking Place June 6

First Second has announced their second round of the :01 Comics Relief Festival. It’s set to take place on June 6th.

Comics Relief: June 2020 taking place on Saturday, June 6th from 12 – 4pm ET (9am – 1pm PT). This free virtual festival will cover some of First Second’s most innovative comics, from Maker Comics to The Adventure Zone.

The virtual event features Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks, Alison Wilgus, Falynn Koch, JP Coovert, Sarah Myer, Robyn Chapman, Brian “Box” Brown, Calista Brill, Clint McElroy, Leuyen Pham, and Mark Siegel.

You can register to attend now.

Review: Science Comics: Crows

Science Comics is a wonderful series of graphic novels each exploring a different topic. In this one, you can learn all about Crows!

Story: Kyla Vanderklugt
Art: Kyla Vanderklugt

Get your copy in comic shops now and bookstores on March 24! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon (Paperback)
Amazon (Hardcover)
Kindle/comiXology

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