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Éloise Marseille’s Naked: The Confessions of a Normal Woman gets a trailer

Naked: The Confessions of a Normal Woman by Éloïse Marseille hits bookstores and comic book shops on November 7th, 2023! Don’t miss this moving, funny, and raw graphic memoir. For mature readers.

In this unabashed and uncensored personal memoir, author Éloïse Marseille examines her sexual education (and miseducation), from a forbidden first kiss with a female best friend in Catholic school to her exposure to the extremes of online porn, fumbling hookups, and navigating the complexities of lust and love in the modern era… But most importantly of all, the author’s nuanced relationship with her own body, sexuality, and self. A raw, hilarious, and deeply touching book, Naked: The Confessions of a Normal Woman makes a powerful case for a sexual politics that is open, demystified, and free of shame.

Exclusive: Discover Joseph Kai’s debut graphic novel Restless

 Joseph Kai

What would life feel like without fear and oppression? Is it possible to find solace in the power of chosen family, underground art collectives, and ultimately revolution? Joseph Kai‘s debut graphic novel Restless has been called “an absolutely stunning meditation on the anxieties of queer sex and of political revolution” and we have an exclusive excerpt.

It’s 30 years after the end of the civil war in Beirut, Lebanon, and a few months before the disastrous explosion of August 2020. Samar, a young queer comic book artist, wanders between anguished dreams, childhood memories, sexual experiences, and Beirut’s alternative communities. This abstractly autobiographical story tells of the author’s anxiety over living in a complex city of changing colors and moods. Three powerful themes: art, sex, and political uprising, are interwoven in a compelling narrative and an otherwordly color palette.

Kai is a queer artist from Beirut, Lebanon. He has published several works with the Lebanese collective of BD Samandal Comics. Joseph has participated in numerous festivals and exhibitions in Beirut, Lebanon; Berlin, Germany; Brussels, Belgium; and both Angouleme and Paris, France. He is currently living and working in Paris. Restless is his debut graphic novel.

Out now, check out an exclusive preview of Restless below and see him on tour.

Crowdfunding Corner: Black Mask announces an anthology to benefit the WGA

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A new comics anthology curated by the creators of Calexit aims to celebrate the Hollywood Labor Movement’s massive success and also support workers impacted by the dual Strikes as the WGA closes its historic new deal with the studios. General Strike: Calexit and Other Tales of Fighting the Good Fight is a collection of new stories dedicated to the struggle for economic equality is written by WGA members, and publisher Black Mask Studios is matching the writers fees with donations to the Entertainment Community Fund. 

With official pre-orders opening today, General Strike is hosted by a brand new comic book heroine (labor organizing badass Gen. Strike) and features stories by a roster of WGA-writers including writer/producer/WGA NBCU Lot Coordinator Judalina Neira, Rodney Barnes, Tamara Becher, Daniel Dominguez, Charley Feldman, Grant Morrison, and Brian Michael Bendis. The project is being run by WGA-member writer and publisher Matteo Pizzolo.

General Strike is an anthology comic of genre stories about characters fighting the good fight against injustice, linked by the theme of confronting economic inequality. All of the stories are written by striking guild members. In addition to paying Marvel/DC-level writers’ rates, Black Mask is also matching the writers’ rates with donations to the Entertainment Community Fund, and the creators retain ownership of the IP to their stories and characters.

Comics’ newest superhero Gen. Strike, a bubblegum-chewing labor organizer, comes to life in a set of covers by comic book artists Tyler Boss, Iolanda Zanfardino, Ben Templesmith, Ramon Villalobos, Creees Lee, Elisa Romboli, Amancay Nahuelpan, and Darick Robertson.

Artists illustrating the General Strike stories include Antonio Fuso, Jamal Igle, Butch Mapa, Tyler Jenkins, and Josh Hood.

General Strike: Calexit and Other Tales of Fighting the Good Fight is available for pre-order now on Kickstarter.

Doctor Who: Once Upon a Time Lord trailer

In order to survive the fiery Pyromeths, Martha Jones must spin three sensational yarns about the Tenth Doctor and his greatest adventures with old and new foes alike!

An epic story that sees companion Martha Jones captured by the insatiable Pyromeths, and her only hope for survival is to keep them distracted with sensational untold tales of the Tenth Doctor facing off against his greatest foes–both classic and new!

Witness the incredible adventures of the Tenth Doctor like never-before! You’ll be on the edge of your Tardis as Martha recounts three unbelievable tales of The Doctor facing off against his deadliest foes!

Dan Slott’s incredible Doctor Who comics debut reveals his love for the franchise, featuring cameos from multiple Doctors and their enemies, including the Daleks and Cybermen! Fans will also delight at the special bonus story starring the Ninth Doctor and Rose!

Bursting straight out of the long-running hit television series, this Doctor Who collection continues the time-traveling tales of the Doctor and friends.

Doctor Who: Once Upon a Time Lord is on sale October 31, 2023. Pre-order now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indigo and Forbidden Planet for UK. 

Author: Dan Slott
Illustrators: Christopher Jones, Matthew Dow Smith, Mike Collins
Publisher: Titan Comics
HC, 64 pages, FC, $17.99 
ISBN: 9781787738690
On sale November 7, 2023

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!


Wednesdays (and 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.

40 Men and 12 Rifles (Arsenal Pulp Press) – an expansive, gripping graphic novel set in Indochina in the year leading up to 1954, when the French-held garrison at Dien Bien Phu fell after a four-month battle, leading to the end of the first Indochina war between French forces and Ho Chi Minh’s nationalist rebels.

Ancient Enemies #6 (Frank Miller Presents) – The series has been the standout from the new publisher and we want to know how it all ends… and see if there’s more to come!

Conan the Barbarian #3 (Titan Comics) – An fun an entertaining take on Conan the Barbarian that old fans will love and new readers can dive right in. Great story and great art.

Creed: Next Round #4 (BOOM! Studios) – The next chapter in the Creed story wraps up here! We’re excited to see how it ends and hope we see more.

Darkwing Duck #9 (Dynamite Entertainment) – We’re fans of the classic animated series and every issue of this series feels like returning to old friends.

Fist of the North Star Vol. 10 (VIZ Media) – We’re expecting more of the same over the top martial arts action in an apocalyptic world.

The Flash #1 (DC Comics) – A new team and a new direction focused on Wally West and the Flash family. There’s a lot of groundwork laid here for what has potential as an interesting direction.

Immortal Thor #2 (Marvel) – The first issue featured some pretty big changes and direction for Thor and we’re intrigued to see what the second brings.

Invincible Iron Man #10 (Marvel) – We’re still skeptical over the whole Tony and Emma wedding but we’re also suckers for events like this.

The Penguin #2 (DC Comics) – Such a fantastic second issue which is impressive since the first was so good too. It’s tragic in so many ways with solid tension throughout.

Sainted Love #1 (Vault Comics) – Get hurled across time and encounter famous queer people throughout history and fight back against all who would see their names and love erased!

Stuff of Nightmares: Red Murder #1 (BOOM! Studios) – New R.L. Stine that features a real ax murderer eerily paralleling a hatch-wielding killer from a comic.

Ultimate Invasion #4 (Marvel) – The miniseries overall has been blah but we want to see what’s next.

Void Rivals #4 (Skybound/Image Comics) – How will the series tie into the Energon Universe further? This issue is a big one! Expect a sellout!

WildC.A.T.s #11 (DC Comics) – Pure dysfunction and great action. The comic continues to deliver.

In Search of Gil Scott-Heron: The Godfather of Rap is a great introduction to the important musician

Singer, poet, writer; considered to be the godfather of rap, Gil Scott-Heron is a myth and legend in the Afro-American music scene.

Through his personal experiences, Thomas Maucéri allows us to discover the life of this genius along with other aspects of America’s recent history.

Story: Thomas Maucéri
Art: Sébastien Piquet

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.


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Crowdfunding Corner: Deathstalker Returns in Comics From Vault Presented by Guns N’ Roses’ Slash

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Vault Comics, in partnership with Slash of Guns N’ Roses, Shout! Studios, and Raven Banner Entertainment, will publish a comic book adaptation of the cult classic sword-and-sorcery movie franchise, Deathstalker, as part of their previously announced Headshell imprint.

Presented by rock legend Slash, and based on a story by writer, director, and legendary creature effects artist Steven Kostanski, the comic will reunite the team from Vault’s hit weird western series, West of Sundown, bestselling writer Tim Seeley and acclaimed artist Jim Terry.

The project will launch in October with a Kickstarter campaign for a deluxe, oversized hardcover edition of the book, and will also be available in 2024 in both single-issue comic book and trade paperback formats through comic book stores and book shops everywhere.

Concept art from Vault co-founder Nathan Gooden
Concept art from Vault co-founder Nathan Gooden

Weekly Preview! Always Matt and a whole lot more!

There are a lot of comics coming out every week to be covered. Check out some of what we’ll be reviewing and this is only the beginning!

This week’s reviews include:

  • Always Matt: A Tribute to Matthew Shepard (Abrams Comicarts)

Not shown:

  • Ancient Enemies #6 (Frank Miller Presents)
  • Fist of the North Star Vol. 10 (VIZ Media)
  • Miracleman: The Silver Age #6 (Marvel)
  • Void Rivals #4 (Skybound)

Abrams Comicarts provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Crowdfunding Corner: Fight Girls — Deluxe Director’s Cut Edition

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The fans have spoken and AWA is delivering! Back by popular demand, comics publisher AWA has launched its first ever Kickstarter campaign to bring fans what they’ve been asking for – more Fight Girls! The independent developer of bold and relevant stories from the world’s most outstanding creators today launched a new edition of the hit series from revered Ringo and Ignatz Award-winning creator, writer, and artist, Frank Cho called Fight Girls – Deluxe Director’s Cut Edition. Colored by Sabine Rich and lettered by Sal Cipriano with a new wrap-around cover from Cho and Rich, the deluxe edition allows Cho to tell the extended Fight Girls story, with new story pages and new backmatter and process images to show how Fight Girls was created.

When the Queen of the Galaxy suddenly disappears in Fight Girls, ten hard-as-nails women face off in an ancient contest to claim her throne. To win the challenge each contestant must survive the hazards of the planet’s harsh landscape, the ferocious predators on and below its surface, and their fellow contestants. There are no limits in this high-stakes contest, especially when we learn one of the competitors is an infiltrator who has her eye on a bigger prize.

In Frank Cho’s extended version of Fight Girls, the writer is expanding scenes and adding more to this already hard-hitting story. Over a dozen new pages allows Cho to give audiences more character building, more story, and more dinosaur fights!

Fight Girls – Deluxe Director’s Cut Edition runs until Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 10 PM EDT.

Crowdfunding Corner: White Cat Entertainment returns to Elvenwood with Long Ago and Far Away 2: Son of Elvenwood

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White Cat Entertainment returns to Elvenwood with an all-new adventure, Long Ago and Far Away 2: Son of Elvenwood, now live on Kickstarter! 

Written by Chris Mancini and art and colors by Fernando Pinto with letters by Troy Peteri, this 90-page full-color OGN is the direct sequel to Long Ago and Far Away, which is sure to make you laugh, then cry… then laugh a little bit more.

As a result of Jason’s… adventure… with the Witch Queen, he now has a son, and since time passes differently in Elvenwood, the son, Lord Stone, is about 20 years older than Jason. Lord Stone also seems to have the entire sect of Northern Necromancers after him due to him stealing their sacred Blood Dagger for… mead money. They are powerful, quite angry, and are laying waste to Elvenwood to get to him, raising the dead as they go. Nexis could not protect him, so she sent him to Jason in his world to save his life. Now Jason has to return once again to Elvenwood to deal with the deadly Northern Necromancers, a horde of undead, coveted artifacts, and keeping an alliance between the Elves and the Witch Queen intact. He has to do this while dealing with the most difficult adventure of all: Fatherhood.

The campaign for Long Ago and Far Away 2: Son of Elvenwood ends Oct. 6th. Rewards include digital and physical books, in addition to signed editions plus VIP and royalty!

Long Ago and Far Away 2: Son of Elvenwood
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