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Check Out this Week’s New Digital Releases. Over 190 to Choose From!

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ComiXology has you covered with new digital comics to choose from on new comic book day! There are almost 200 comics to get including brand new comics from the major publishers and lots of small press and indie creators. Dive in and start shopping now or check out everything you can get below!

AAM-Markosia

Ablaze

Abstract Studio

Action Lab

AfterShock

American Mythology Productions

Archie Comics

Aspen Comics

Asylum Press

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

Caliber Comics

ComicMix

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Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

DC Thomson

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

HarperCollins

Humanoids

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Kid Beowulf Comics

Marvel

Oni Press

PaperCutz

Red 5 Comics

Titan Comics

Valiant

Vault Comics

Yen Press

Zenescope

ComiXology Delivers Nearly 75 New Digital Comics For You Today

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It’s New Comic Book Tuesday! ComiXology has you covered with your digital comic needs with nearly 75 new digital comics for you available to download. Get the latest from DC, manga, digital originals, and more! Check out the full list of what’s available here and get shopping or the individual issues below!

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DC Comics

Fantagraphics

Harlequin

Humanoids

Kodansha

Medibang

Seven Seas

Sozo Comics

Sublime

VIZ Media


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Humanoids Names Matthieu Coppet as Group Chief Operating Officer

Matthieu Coppet

Humanoids has announced today the appointment of Matthieu Coppet as its Group Chief Operating Officer. In this newly created position, Coppet will work directly with Humanoids’ CEO Fabrice Giger to scale the company’s operations. Humanoids recently secured a multimillion-dollar development fund with a strategic partner for the production of film and television content based on Humanoids’ vast IP catalog.

Coppet will supervise the operations of Humanoids’ headquarters in Los Angeles, including overseeing the launching of new business lines, as well as that of the branches in Paris (France) and Tokyo, and across Humanoids’ portfolio of imprints and brands. Humanoids’ catalog spans a varied collection of genres—including science-fiction, thriller, comedy, horror, fantasy, action, adventure, children’s, and more. The company has published some of the most talented and celebrated artists and writers in comics, including Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mœbius, John Cassaday, José Ladrönn, Juan Giménez, and Naoki Urasawa.

In 2019 Coppet got a first hand experience in the gaming industry as a Chief Strategy Officer of Wonder, a game platform startup that was acquired recently by Atari. Before that, Coppet was Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy for Legendary Entertainment.  In this role, Coppet was responsible for targeting and assessing strategic opportunities on a global basis and in advancing such initiatives, including acquiring and growing new divisions. Matthieu joined Legendary in 2010 from UBS where he served as Global Media Strategist overseeing the firm global media equity research practice.

ComiXology Has 75 New Comics for You Today! Get Comics from DC, Classic Marvel, Manga, and More!

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It’s a new comic book day and comiXology has you covered with 75 new digital comics available at a touch of the a button. DC Comics, classic Marvel, manga, and more await you in the digital storefront. Check out the full list of releases here or the individual issues by the publisher below.

DC Comics

Fantagraphics

Harlequin

DC Cybernetic Summer #1

Humanoids

Kodansha

Marvel

Seven Seas

Vertical

Yen Press

VIZ Media

Humanoids Releases Rare Metabaron Short Story by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Mœbius

Humanoids is releasing a rare Metabaron short story by the internationally renowned team of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Mœbius. Ahead of ComicCon@Home, “In the Heart of the Impregnable Metabunker” is available now on comiXology and Kindle for 99 cents.

The 8-page story, “In the Heart of the Impregnable Metabunker,” was first published in France in 1989 in the book Les Mystères de l’Incal, then published in the states in Heavy Metal Volume 14, issue 1 the following year; it was most recently published by Humanoids in the deluxe, oversized, limited edition of The Incal.

In the Heart of the Impregnable Metabunker

ComiXology Delivers Over 80 New Digital Comics Today. Available to Download Now

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It’s Tuesday which means brand new DC Comics to pick up digitally or at your local store. On top of those releases, comiXology has you covered with over 80 digital comics for you to choose from! See them all here or check out the individual issues below.

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Cork

DC Comics

Batman: Gotham Nights #14

Fantagraphics

Harlequin

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Humanoids

Marvel

MediBang!

Papercutz

Seven Seas

VIZ Media

Yen Press

ComiXology Has Nearly 100 Digital Comics For you Today

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Tuesday is the new Wednesday, though Wednesday is still Wednesday, when it comes to new comics! ComiXology has you covered today with nearly 100 new comics for you to check out! See them all right now or check out the individual issues below.

Andrews McMeel

Coamix Inc.

comiXology Original

DC Comics

Fantagraphics

Batman #94

Harlequin

Humanoids

Kodansha

Nihonbungeisha

Papercutz

Printemps Publishing

Scholastic Graphix

Seven Seas

VIZ Media

Yen Press

Humanoids Announces a Three-Book Deal with Writer/Artist Ibrahim Moustafa

Kicking off a groundbreaking slate of upcoming original graphic novels and media projects, Humanoids is announcing a three-book deal with Eisner Nominated writer/artist Ibrahim Moustafa. Humanoids, the Los Angeles-based publisher of some of the world’s most iconic and groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy graphic novels, will publish Moustafa’s graphic novel Count, a bold, science-fiction adaptation of the classic story The Count of Monte Cristo in March of 2021. The publisher will announce the details of the other two books at a later date.

Count follows the adventures of one Redxan Samud. Framed for treason and wrongfully imprisoned at the hands of a jealous and corrupt magistrate, Redxan Samud escapes his breathtaking hover-prison with only one thing on his mind: revenge. Samud sets out to dismantle the lives of those who have wronged him, disguised as a Man of Status with a newfound fortune at his disposal and his Automaton Retainer Unit (Aru) by his side. But as collateral damage accumulates, Samud is caught between using his new fortune for the good of the people or to pursue the revenge he so desperately desires.

Count

Today’s New Digital Comics Features DC, Manga, and More with almost 400 New Issues, Volumes, and Collections!

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It’s a massive amount of new digital comics on comiXology today with nearly 400 new releases today. There’s new digital comics from DC, new manga, and more! Check out the full list here or see the list of individual issues by the publisher below!

Akita Publishing

Beaglee

Coamix Inc.

DC Comics

Fantagraphics

Futabasha Publishers Ltd.

Humanoids

Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha, Ltd.

Kodansha

Medibang

Nihonbungeisha

Seven Seas

Sozo Comics

Vertical

Vices Press

VIZ Media

Yen Press


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Review: In Vitro

In Vitro

In Vitro is a sweet, funny French graphic memoir by cartoonist William Roy about him and his wife’s quest to have a child via in vitro fertilization. What follows is an emotional, educational, and sometimes downright hilarious look at the IVF process. Guillaume (The protagonist) and Emma deal with all kinds of doctors with weird bedside manners, all kinds of invasive medical procedure, their friends and families, and the comic’s biggest subplot: Guillaume’s strained relationship with his biological father, Jean-Pierre.

In Vitro is rendered with a light, cartoonish touch from Roy, who has a background in documentary filmmaking, and agilely transfers this skill set to comics. This is evident in Guillaume using cinema to make sense of stressful situations like a memory of falling in love with movies when his dad took him to Empire Strikes Back when he was a child to an IVF doctor reminding him of Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry.

The cinematic influence is most seen in some of the techniques that Roy uses to tell the story like a kind of Super 8, reel to reel panel layouts to show how he fell in love with his wife Emma, and later on, to show how he lost touch with his father. The color palette is the difference is the scene with Roy choosing a more romantic palette for the love story and a dark, melodramatic one for the father/son story. The shift in panel style also signals to the reader that these sequences add important context and layers to In Vitro‘s key relationships: Guillaume and Emma and Guillaume and his father.

On the flip side, Roy is also a master of storytelling in a single image. Think New Yorker single panel cartoon, not a superhero splash page, or God forbid, Family Circus. He uses a lot of white space on these pages, which boosts the importance of the art in the scene. Sometimes, Roy even drops the dialogue out like when he draws a panel of the sterile container with his semen at the doctor’s office, hoping, that this time it will lead to a viable embryo and then a child. Other times, he uses it to emphasis a plot point, like a cliffhanger in a serial comic, like when his dad sends him an email: his first contact in 20 years.

William Roy’s sense of humor in In Vitro is what endeared me to his work and to this book. His first great gag in the comic is when Guillaume sees a doctor holding something that looks like rosary beads in spectacularly awkward scene at his and Emma’s first IVF appointment. An intern is present so Guillaume is definitely feeling uncomfortable, and that feeling is tripled when he finds out that what he thought were rosary beads is a medical device that is used to measure his testicles. Roy finds the funny, surreal in all of it, and makes quite a few masturbation jokes as Guillaume and Emma deal with rude, incompetent doctors and finally find someone good ones thanks to his surprisingly compassionate boss at the TV network where he works as a film editor. Also, he goes into full cartoon mode every time he explains the medical context of the story and even creates a silly, exasperated doctor character to deliver the exposition in an amusing way.

Speaking of the boss, William Roy, for the most part, avoids stock character types in his storytelling in In Vitro and instead revels in the idiosyncracy of human nature. One gynecologist seems sleazy, not making eye contact while he converses with while an anesthesiologist is a terse, bundle of nerves quickly asking Emma what kind of anesthesia she would like during the IVF process. To go with the cinematic elements again, Roy is a skilled cast director, picking the right character actors to people the halls, offices, and corridors of the clinics and hospitals that Guillaume and Emma find themselves at.

William Roy is vulnerable, funny, and turns in some great sequential storytelling In Vitro showing a real mastery of layout, color palette, and having symbolism tie into the story instead of just having it to make him look clever. He can do both sad (Guillaume looking at the kids with their parents on the playground.) and wacky (Guillaume as a sperm) and is a cartoonist who I would definitely want to see more of.

Story: William Roy Art: William Roy
Story: 8.6 Art: 8.8 Overall: 8.7 Recommendation: Buy

Humanoids/Life Drawn provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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