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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100

Wednesdays 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 Wednesday.

Annihilation Scourge: Beta Ray Bill #1/Annihilation Scourge: Silver Surfer #1 (Marvel) – The return of Marvel’s cosmic has been entertaining so far and though the creative team has been different from the previous Annhilation events, it feels like a solid follow up.

The Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – Frank Miller’s latest chapter in his take on Batman.

Far Sector #2 (DC Comics/DC’s Young Animal) – The first issue introduced us to a new Green Lantern and a brand new world. It was an amazing opening with great writing and fantastic art. We’re excited to see where it goes.

Doom 2099 #1/Spider-Man 2099 #1 (Marvel) – Marvel’s return to the world of 2099 has been weird but we’re holding in hoping it all becomes clearer.

Dying is Easy #1 (IDW Publishing) – A new series from Joe Hill and Martin Simmonds follows a disgraced former cop turned stand-up comic turned felon? We’re intrigued.

The Goon #7 (Albatross Funnybooks) – One of the most fun series out there right now.

Rai #2 (Valiant) – One of the best new series of the years. It’s not too late to get in on this which focuses on the future of the Valiant universe.

The Red Mother #1 (BOOM! Studios) – BOOM! has been rocking the new series with each seeing numerous sell-outs. We’re in for this new horror series.

Symbiote Spider-Man: Alien Reality #1 (Marvel) – The first volume surprisingly worked as it explored a new chapter during Spider-Man’s blacksuit days. We’re hoping for more of the same fun.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100 (IDW Publishing) – Hitting such a huge number, we’re excited to see what IDW has in store.

Undiscovered Country #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue was fantastic as a world contingent entered a United States that has been cut off from the world for decades. The reveal was completely unexpected and promises a wild ride.

Preview: Back to the Future: The Heavy Collection Vol. 2

Back to the Future: The Heavy Collection Vol. 2

(W) Bob Gale, John Barber (A) Emma Vieceli, Athila Fabbio (A/CA) Marcelo Ferreira
In Shops: Dec 04, 2019
SRP: $29.99

Co-creator Bob Gale takes his most famous creations on new adventures throughout the spacetime continuum, expanding the universe created by the blockbuster films! Who is Marty McFly? That’s what Marty’s asking himself, as it becomes abundantly clear his childhood memories don’t match up with what actually happened in this timeline. Then, Marty’s uncle, “Jailbird Joey,” is coming home, but is Marty happy about this? In fact, he’s not even sure why Joey went to prison in the first place, so when Marty starts asking questions, he’s shocked to learn it involves Doc Brown. Collects the final 13 issues, #13-25, of the Back to the Future series.

Back to the Future: The Heavy Collection Vol. 2

Preview: Ducktales Vol. 6 Mischief and Miscreants

Ducktales Vol. 6 Mischief and Miscreants

(W) Steve Behling, Joe Caramagna (A) Gianfranco Florio, Ciro Cangialosi, Danilo Loizedda (CA) Marco Ghiglione
In Shops: Dec 04, 2019
SRP: $9.99

It’s another exciting collection of all-new adventures with three special double-length stories! What will Uncle Scrooge, Gyro Gearloose, Mrs. Beakley, Webby, Huey, Dewey, and Louie get up to this time? Find out in “The Greatest Invention He’s Never Had,” “The Incredible Shrinking Webby,” and “Marooned in Mystery Manor!” Collects DuckTales issues #15-17.

Ducktales Vol. 6 Mischief and Miscreants

Preview: Mickey and Donald Christmas Parade 2019

Mickey and Donald Christmas Parade 2019

(W) Vito Stabile, Massimo Marconi, Gabriele Mazzoleni, Matteo Veberus, Carlo Panaro, Ottavio Panaro, Guiseppe Quattrocchi, Alberto Savini, Abramo Barosso, Giampaolo Barosso, Evert Geradts (A) Marco Mazzarello, Massimo De Vita, Umberto Fizialetti, Renata Castellani, Lara Molinari, Ottavio Panaro, Corrado Mastantuono, Giovan Carpi (CA) Giorgio Cavazzano
In Shops: Dec 04, 2019
SRP: $6.99

It’s the holiday season, and what better way to celebrate love, joy, good cheer, friends, and family than with eight moments brand new to the U.S.! There are plenty of heartwarming stories in this collection, so spend this Christmas with all your favorites as they celebrate the season in style!

Mickey and Donald Christmas Parade 2019

Preview: Ragnarok: Breaking of Helheim #3 (of 6)

Ragnarok: Breaking of Helheim #3 (of 6)

(W) Walter Simonson (A/CA) Walter Simonson
In Shops: Dec 04,2019
SRP: $4.99

As the Great Enemies plot to destroy the God of Thunder, the last of their ancient foes, Thor fights to free slaves laboring in a deadly mine on the rim of Helheim, the kingdom of the dead. The recovered ore is being turned into magical sword blades that will enable the despotic ruler of the upper levels of Helheim to conquer the Dusk Lands with fire and blood.

Ragnarok: Breaking of Helheim #3 (of 6)

Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Go go – Cowabunga! In a medium where we learn to never say never, yes Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 just happened. As long time MMPR fan and die-hard Turtle fan for life, to say I was amped about this occurrence, well would be quite the understatement.

IDW Publishing puts out some of the best comics on the monthly docket and BOOM! Studios unquestionably puts out the very best Power Ranger stories ever. So this just sounded like a match made in teenager hero Heaven. However, like any good crossover, it wasn’t all pizza and milkshakes as you know the drill by now. The two good guy teams have to meet up and do their obligatory confused first battle. It’s the usualy trope to see what side each other is on. Only this time it was really really good. The art here by Simone Di Meo is absolutely breathtaking. It is like a mix of high octane manga and a video game. The lines are so striking and crisp. You could tell the artist was having a blast rendering these two retro pop icon teams.

Onto the story. Now what I thought could have been your typical cookie-cutter where one of the good guys gets brainwashed and turned bad scenario, power scribe Ryan Parrott does not take that route. Without too many spoilers, it appears Tommy Oliver aka the Green Ranger is working undercover with the Foot Clan and now we have ourselves an intriguing hook, because no one, not even his best friends are aware of it.

The biggest twist of the crossover, however, is not a twist at all, it is that both the MMPR and TMNT exist in the same universe. That means no portals, no time jumping, no multiverse shenanigans, just good ole straight up same space-occupying sai smashing, power staff bashing fun. This was a breath of fresh air as we have seen the other situations played far too often when attempting to merge two properties.

Without going too much further, all I will say is … get Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1. It is a fantastic and great reward to long-time fans of both franchises. IDW and BOOM! are on a crossover roll and they aren’t about to stop now. Shredder, Monsters, Foot Clan, what more could you want? Oh, how about Casey Jones and Lord Zedd?? That would be absolutely epic. So who knows what is left in store for us on the rest of this story, all you need to know is the little kid, and the big kids that you are, you don’t want to miss it.

Story: Dan Parrott Art: Simone Di Meo Colors: Walter Baiamonte
Overall Score: 9.9 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a free copy for review

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo #7

Usagi Yojimbo #7

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Dec 04, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Usagi joins his friend the bounty hunter, Gen, and his partner Stray Dog in recovering a stolen sword, an heirloom of the Higashi Clan. However, they quickly find that possessing the sword is one thing, but returning it is something entirely different as they must fight through a gauntlet of rivals wanting to claim the reward for themselves.

Usagi Yojimbo #7

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell #5

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell #5

(W) Mateus Santolouco (A/CA) Mateus Santolouco
In Shops: Dec 04, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The epic conclusion to Oroku Saki’s journey into hell! Caught between the push and pull of eldritch deities, the Shredder fights for his soul-will he ever be able to return to the one he loves? Or will the universe stand in his way?

Mateus Santolouco’s triumphant return to the TMNT universe concludes!

The truth of the Shredder revealed!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell #5

Preview: Star Trek: Year Five #8

Star Trek: Year Five #8

(W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A/CA) Stephen Thompson
In Shops: Dec 04, 2019
SRP: $3.99

As a fleet of Tholian vessels closes in, Kirk and the rest of the crew struggle to free the Enterprise from the Tholian Web before it’s too late. And with the destruction of the ship hanging in the balance, Bright Eyes will have to make a choice between their human friends or going home. The final voyages of the original mission continue here!

Star Trek: Year Five #8

Preview: Napoleon Dynamite #2 (of 4)

Napoleon Dynamite #2 (of 4)

(W) Carlos Guzman-Verdugo, Alejandro Verdugo (A) Jorge Monlongo (CA) Sara Richard
In Shops: Dec 04, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“IMPEACH PEDRO,” PART 2! Napoleon Dynamite faces a tough challenge: with his best friend accused of rigging the student election, can he prove Pedro’s innocence and turn public opinion in their favor? Or will he only make things worse by blaming the mole men for everything?

Napoleon Dynamite #2 (of 4)
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