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Dead Reckoning Announces Its Fall 2021 Releases

Dead Reckoning will bring you three new graphic novels in Fall 2021. First up is Four-Fisted Tales by four-time Eisner-nominated cartoonist Ben Towle, which tells the story of how animals have been used to fight in the trenches, jungles, and deserts of the world’s battlefields. Next, The Jewish Brigade by Marvano follows how the Jewish Infantry Brigade Group came to fight against and hunt down Nazis who sought to murder them and their families. Last, but not least, James D. Hornfischer along with Doug Murray and Steven Sanders bring The Last Stand of The Tin Can Sailors. Outgunned and outnumbered, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors brings to life the New York Times bestseller on the Battle off Samar where a small American task force fought to turn back an overwhelming Japanese force at Leyte Gulf.

Four-Fisted Tales: Animals in Combat

By Ben Towle
978-1-68247-416-7 | August 18, 2021
Paperback | $24.95

In virtually every military conflict in recorded history animals have fought—and often died—alongside their human counterparts. While countless stories of the men and women who’ve served in the trenches, jungles, and deserts of the world’s battlefields have been told, Four-Fisted Tales: Animals in Combat shares the stories of the animals who fought alongside them.

From Hannibal’s elephants in ancient Rome to mine-sniffing rats in Vietnam and everything in between, Four-Fisted Tales highlights the real-life contributions of these underappreciated animal warriors. Whether in active combat or simply as companions, these animals served and made their mark on history.

Ben Towle is a four-time Eisner-nominated cartoonist. His previous works include Oyster WarAmelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean (with Sarah Stewart Taylor), which received accolades from The New York Times and Publishers Weekly and was a Junior Library Guild selection; Midnight Sun; and Farewell, Georgia.

Four-Fisted Tales: Animals in Combat

The Jewish Brigade

By Marvano
978-1-68247-723-6 | September 15, 2021
Paperback | $24.95

In the waning years of World War II, as the tragic plight of the European Jews was coming to light in ever more horrific detail, a Jewish fighting force, known as the Jewish Infantry Brigade Group, was born as part of the British Eighth Army. Leslie Toliver, a racecar driver in the pre-war years, eagerly joined the all-volunteer force for a chance to fight with his people against those who sought to murder them. 

Born in Belgium, Marvano, started out as an interior designer. Years later, he began an alternate career as an illustrator, eventually becoming editor-in-chief of the magazine Kuifje, then managing the comics department of Flemish publisher Den Gulden Engel. All the while he published his own comics and went on to write and illustrate dozens of graphic novels over decades, most notably adapting Joe Halderman’s famous novel The Forever War.

The Jewish Brigade

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour

By James D. Hornfischer; Adapted by Doug Murray; Drawn by Steven Sanders; Colored by Matt Soffe; Lettered by Rob Steen
978-1-68247-338-2 | October 20, 2021
Hardcover | $29.95

Adapted from the naval history classic and New York Times bestseller, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors pieces together the action of the Battle off Samar, bringing to life a riveting story of heroism against daunting odds, duty, and sacrifice in a way never seen before.

James D. Hornfischer’s gripping account of the battle, based on declassified documents as well as extensive interviews with veterans, is acclaimed as one of the most compelling works of naval history ever published. Hornfischer’s awards include the 2018 Samuel Eliot Morison Award, given by the Board of Trustees of the USS Constitution Museum.

Doug Murray is a comic book writer and novelist. He served as a non-commissioned officer in the Army in Vietnam and was the main writer on the popular comic book series The ‘Nam, published by Marvel Comics.

Steven Sanders is an illustrator. His work has appeared in the distinguished SPECTRUM anthology and has drawn a number of comics for Marvel and Image Comics.

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Celebrate 40 Years with a Graphic Anthology

Z2 Comics has announced they will rock with the Queen of Rock n’ Roll; the woman who made it her anthem, and a battle cry for generations, Joan Jett. The collaboration celebrates the 40th anniversary of “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “Bad Reputation”.

This original graphic anthology pulls together a who’s who list of female creators from the comic book and pop culture worlds, including famed artist Tara McPherson to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 20 classic tracks featured on Joan’s landmark albums Bad Reputation and I Love Rock n’ Roll.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts- 40×40: Bad Reputation/I Love Rock n’ Roll is written and drawn by some of the most renowned female creators from around the world, and is available for preorder now for a fall release in softcover and hardcover editions at finer comic shops, book, and record stores worldwide. Exclusively available through Z2’s website in limited quantities are the deluxe and super deluxe versions, packaged with exclusive vinyl, art prints and much more. To celebrate this 40th Anniversary, a “platinum edition” is available in an extremely limited quantity of just 40 units and includes a new Epiphone Guitar, gig bag, and signed certificate of authenticity. Reserve yours today!

Review: Illegal Cargo

No one is illegal. Augusto Mora explores immigration in his haunting graphic novel Illegal Cargo from Black Panel Press. Out in comic shops in July 2021, this graphic novel explores the topic through a story of a father leaving everything behind to find his daughter.

Story: Augusto Mora
Art: Augusto Mora

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
comiXology
Kindle
Black Panel Press


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Iron Circus Acquires Mazie Lovie’s The Lucky Poor

The Lucky Poor

C. Spike Trotman and Andrea Purcell at Iron Circus Comics have acquired The Lucky Poor by the cartoonist Mazie Lovie, a middle-grade graphic novel memoir about the author’s time growing up in a Habitat for Humanity house, written with the involvement and support of Habitat for Humanity itself. It’s slated for publication in Winter 2023. The deal was initiated from the #dvpit hashtag on Twitter, a social media tool created for unagented, marginalized voices to showcase pitches.

Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit organization that builds homes for underprivileged families. And when Mazie Lovie was thirteen, her family — her mom, autistic brother, and herself — qualified for one of their newly built houses. For seven years before that, they all lived in a tiny, two-bedroom apartment with mice, mold, unsavory neighbors, and a room barely big enough for Mazie and her brother to share.

But Habitat for Humanity didn’t simply move Mazie and her loved ones into a free home. It came with a lot of work . . . much more work than she ever expected, both physically and emotionally. And of course, the home did not magically fix every problem in her life.

Mazie Lovie is a London, Ontario-based illustrator that makes cute and silly things. Her previous work includes participation in the Dirty Diamonds anthology, The Nib, and official work for Habitat for Humanity, Canada. This will be her first full graphic novel.

Review: Glam Prix Racers

Ready. Set. Sparkle! Glam Prix Racers is Mario Kart with a mix of My Little Pony that delivers racing action and teamwork!

Story: Deanna Kent
Art: Neil Hooson

Get your copy in comic shops! 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
Kindle
Bookshop


Imprint provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Preview: The Princess Who Saved Herself

The Princess Who Saved Herself

(W) Jonathan Coulton, Greg Pak (A/CA) Takeshi Miyazawa
In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $16.99

For Fans of Tea Dragon Society and Zita the Spacegirl comes a new graphic novel from the best-selling Mech Cadet Yu team of Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa, based on the beloved song by internet superstar musician Jonathan Coulton, that reinvents the princess myth for a new generation!

Meet an awesome, independent, young kid who lives with her pet snake and plays rock ‘n’ roll all day to the huge annoyance of the classical guitarist witch who lives down the road.

Hijinks, conflicts, and a fun reconciliation ensues in this young readers graphic novel showcasing determination, bravery, and understanding.

The Princess Who Saved Herself

Weekly Preview! AfterShock, Recount, and a Glam Prix!

There’s a lot of comics coming out this week to be covered right here. Check out some of what we’ll be covering and this is only the beginning!

This week’s reviews include:

  • Glam Prix Racers (Imprint)
  • Maniac of New York #4 (AfterShock)
  • Project Patron #2 (AfterShock)
  • The Recount #4 (Scout Comics)
  • Scout’s Honor #5 (AfterShock)
  • Silver City #1 (AfterShock)

AfterShock and Imprint provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Review: Friend of the Devil: A Reckless Book

Ethan Reckless is back. This time it’s a missing actress which leads him into a depraved world full of violence at every turn. Another fantastic pop noir graphic novel!

Story: Ed Brubaker
Art: Sean Phillips
Color: Jacob Phillips

Get your copy in comic shops! 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
Kindle
comiXology
Zeus Comics
Bookshop


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Hilltop Hoods Present: Noctis this Fall with Z2 Comics

Z2 Comics continues to define the relationship between music and comics; bringing together the comics industry’s best talent with recording acts from around the world! This time the publisher heads down under to bring one of Australia’s biggest musical groups to outer space in Hilltop Hoods Present: Noctis this fall, and available for preorder through Z2 now!

WELCOME TO SPACE STATION NOCTIS! Grab your standard-issue Normality Normalizer™ and hang on to reality for dear life! Pressure, Suffa & DJ Debris are the Hilltop Hoods and Noctis’ newest inmates—er, recruits—when an anti-space incident infests the base with demonic aliens from another dimension! With the barriers between realities breaking down, it’s up to the Hoods to reverse the bleed before a nightmare god takes hold!

Written in partnership with the artists themselves, who are also characters in the book, Noctis adds writer Scott Dooley and Andrew Archer with art by Jeff Nice, and will be released in comic shops and bookstores everywhere this October, with multiple editions available for preorder through Z2 now, including a deluxe and super deluxe edition, featuring limited edition art prints, vintage trading cards, sticker sheet and more!

Hilltop Hoods Present: Noctis

Wonderbound Announces Hello My Name is Poop

Wonderbound has announced Hello My Name is Poop, a new middle-grade graphic novel written by Ben Katzner, drawn by Ian McGinty, colored by Fred C. Stresing, and lettered by Andworld Design.    

Will Poupé becomes the new target of bullies at his middle school. All day long, they call him Poop. However, when Icky the Janitor reveals himself to be a wizard is disguise, Will learns that there is a pantheon of Names of Power—if you are given one of these names, you gain certain abilities. Poop is one of those names. He now has powers that he could use to get back at the bullies! But power—even poop power—is exactly what can turn someone into a bully. With some help from his friends, Will must find a way to use his fantastic farting magic for good.

Hello My Name is Poop will be released in October, 2021.

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