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Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #3

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #3

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Khary Randolf (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

Journey to Stump Asteroid, where the biggest no-hold barred brawls in Dimension X can be found! The newest warriors to enter the ring? The TMNT!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury #4

Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury #4

(W) Jim Zub (A) Netho Diaz (CA) Max Dunbar
In Shops: Aug 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Stowing away on a frost giant greatship to discover the location of their hidden base amongst the glaciers of the north? Sounds like a plan… a very dangerous plan. Sharpen your swords and pack your hamsters, adventure awaits!

Transformers/G.I. Joe Comic Book Humble Bundle Available For a Limited Time

Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing have launched their biggest comics bundle together to date – the Humble Comics Bundle: Transformers vs. G.I. Joe presented by IDW. This two-week digital promotion is offered in support of the Hasbro Children’s Fund.

This two-week digital promotion featuring digital content previously never bundled, including volumes from The IDW Collection. These popular volumes collect all of IDW’s TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics in chronological order making it fun and easy to dive in and get caught up on their comic book adventures.

Featuring work from some of the most talented writers and artists to ever take on these iconic characters, including James Roberts, John Barber, Mairghread Scott, Mike Costa, Christos Gage, Jae Lee, Andrew Griffith, Alex Milne, S.L. Gallant, Antonio Fuso, Sara Pitre-Durocher, Corin Howell, Livio Ramondelli, John Rieber, and more.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. The Humble Comics Bundle: Transformers vs. G.I. Joe presented by IDW supports the Hasbro Children’s Fund.

The Humble Comics Bundle: Transformers vs. G.I. Joe presented by IDW will run from August 16 – August 30 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

What’s included in the bundle:

Customers can pay $1 or more to receive: G.I. Joe (2013) Vol. 1: Homefront; G.I. Joe (2013) Vol. 2: Threat Matrix; G.I. Joe (2013) Vol. 3: Siren’s Song; G.I. Joe (2014), Vol. 1: The Fall of G.I. Joe Part 1; G.I. Joe (2014), Vol. 2: The Fall of G.I. Joe Part 2; G.I. Joe: Cobra Command Vol. 1; G.I. Joe: Cobra Command Vol. 2; G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra; G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow, Vol. 1; G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files Vol. 1; G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files, Vol. 2; and Transformers: Regeneration One Vol. 1.

Customers who pay $8 or more will also get: G.I. Joe: Cobra – The Last Laugh; G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files Vol. 1; G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files, Vol. 2; Transformers: Combiner Wars; Transformers: Evolutions – Hearts of Steel; Transformers: Nefarious; Transformers: Regeneration One Vol. 2; Transformers: Regeneration One Vol. 3; Transformers: Regeneration One Vol. 4; and Transformers: Till All Are One, Vol. 1.

Customers can pay $15 or more for all of that plus: G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 1; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 1; Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: Tyrants Rise, Heroes are Born; Transformers: Autocracy Trilogy; Transformers: Salvation; Transformers: Till All Are One, Vol. 2; Transformers: Windblade – Dawn of The Autobots; and Transformers: Windblade – Distant Stars.

Customers who pay $20 or more will receive the content from the first three tiers as well as: G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 2; G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 3; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 2; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 3; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 4; Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 1.

Customers who pay $25 or more will receive all of the above, plus: G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 4; G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 5; G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 6; G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 7; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 5; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 6; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 7; The Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 8; Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 2; Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 3; and Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 4.

IDW and Burger Records Will Publish The Scooter Chronicles: A Southern California Modyssey

IDW Publishing and Burger Records, acclaimed Southern California record label and store, announce the March 2018 release of Shahriar Fouladi’s upcoming novella exploring an unsung and oft-unexplored sliver of SoCal history — The Scooter Chronicles: A Southern California Modyssey.

Meet Tommy Daniels, a 1980s teen who comes from a poor family and lives in a bland, rich Southern California beach town, working part time as a delivery boy for a pharmacy. Though he doesn’t exactly fit in—particularly given his love of Mod culture—Tommy’s life is looking good: He is about to start college, is days away from going “all the way” with his girlfriend, and has almost enough money to buy the perfect scooter. But that’s when things go horribly awry.

Hunted by a reclusive old rock star, haunted by a menacing police officer, indoctrinated into a cult, and accompanied by swine while catching a ride in a pickup, Tommy’s epic, comic journey is filled with a cast of colorful characters, set to the soundtrack of Tommy’s Mod mixtape.

Feeding off the music from the Mod movement, extras for the collection include “It’s a Way of Life,” an essay about the Mod revival in 1980s Southern California by Bart Mendoza, lead singer of the band Manual Scan, noted music journalist, and prime player in the San Diego Mod scene. Plus a selection of color images capturing prime Mod moments from 1980s California, as well as celebrated artist Ralph Cosentino’s cover for Dr. Harvey’s Victor the Vespa, the fictional book written by a character in the story.

The Scooter Chronicles: A Southern California Modyssey by Shahriar Fouladi will be available from IDW Publishing and Burger Records on March 20, 2018 for $19.99 and is available for presale on Amazon and other online booksellers right now.

Weekly Graphic Novel Review: Sh*t My President Says

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump by Shannon Wheeler.

The comic is in comic book stories today.

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

Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump
Amazon or Kindle or comiXology or TFAW

 

 

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Preview: 24: Legacy—Rules of Engagement #4

24: Legacy—Rules of Engagement #4

Christopher Farnsworth (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Georges Jeanty (c)

The clock has been reset with 24: Legacy, and this limited series explores the past of its new leading character, Eric Carter, who led the elite squad responsible for killing an infamous terrorist leader and, consequently, forced into hiding. But before he was a national hero and a wanted man, Carter learned the Rules of Engagement in the streets of Iraq and Washington, D.C.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #3

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #3

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)

The heist is on! Jean-Luc Picard and his cadre of mutineers set their plan into action, with the spoils the greatest prize of all: the Empire’s only Galaxy-class starship, the U.S.S. Enterprise!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Shannon Wheeler Talks Sh*t My President Says

At San Diego Comic-Con there were a few releases I was super excited for. One of those was Shannon Wheeler‘s Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump which takes President Trump’s Tweets and give them a comic twist. Wheeler has drawn cartoons for the New Yorker, MAD, the Onion—he’s very, very, good, okay?

But these cartoons, plus the Tweets, it’s absolutely fantastic and a must have for anyone interested in politics and humor, or want a good laugh as the world crumbles around us.

EVERYONE is going to want this book — even the haters and losers (Sad!).

I got to talk to Shannon about the book and what he learned reading all of those Tweets.

Graphic Policy: What got you interested in even doing this? The concept alone sounds like torture.

Shannon Wheeler: I was actually going through my own cartoons trying to put together a book collection. I was sick of looking at my own art. I was complaining about it to a friend of mine. He goes “You don’t want to write your own stuff. Why don’t you just illustrate Trump’s Tweets?”

GP: You’ve gone through his entire history to figure out what to draw?

SW: Through Twitter I found a programmer who had downloaded all of them. I got them as a PDF, started reading through 30,000 Tweets. At the same time there were all these sites popping up that were archiving, a bunch that go through and organize them differently. At the same time there were all these articles about his outrageous Tweets. I’d use those as well. Whenever something would come up in his speeches or in the news and I’d Google search the keyword and his handle.

GP: Going through so much, is there anything that sticks out to you about his patterns, what he says, topics he touches upon?

SW: Yeah. A lot of people have talked about his psychological makeup. The narcisim. The pettiness. The immaturity. That’s well trodden. But, what I thought was interesting was his image of himself. He thinks of himself as a stand up guy, here’s the honorable one. What he’s doing is right. And that’s why drawing him as a child made more sense. There’s a “common sense” aspect to children, “it’s snowing outside, there must be no Global Warming.” That’s the view Trump has, that “common sense” point of view of life.

GP: The end result is Trump as kid-like. Were there other versions of him that you tried to use?

SW: Yeah, I started off trying drawing him as ugly, a large brutish man with tiny hands, and whatever. And slowly there’s a petellence, and maybe that’s the word. I probably drew a hundred different versions. Until a Tweet came a long that felt like a little kid and I felt this works.

GP: Did you always envision a book?

SW: Yeah, it was a book. First I started with can I do this. Then I thought this would be much more interesting than another collection of my stupid ideas.

GP: The one thing I immediately think of is the trolls. Is that something on your mind.

SW: I’m not really good at receiving anger and such. I fully expect there to be a backlash and people attacking me. I’m trying to prepare for that.

GP: That’s what the block button is for. In the back of the book you have a really interesting observation. FDR had radio, JFK had tv, and Trump has Twitter. Do you think this is his tv and radio?

SW: I supposed so. I don’t know how people reacted at the time, but I’m sure both said radio and tv was crazy and the worst thing ever. It’s similar. It’s Trump getting himself out there and exposing himself in an unfiltered way. It’s part of his appeal, a reaction against a super guarded persona, warts and all.

GP: FDR’s chats were clearly scripted, JFK was a natural on tv. This is probably the most unfiltered we’ve ever seen a President, really any politician.

SW: Yeah, but that might be an act too, which I thought about. It could also be a thing he uses for distractions as he passes his agenda. I feel like I’m adding to the distraction, I feel a little guilty at times.

GP: He’s the perfect example of politics as entertainment and you’re doing entertainment diving into politics. Do you see him as the ultimate blending of those two things together?

SW: That’s interesting. Those two things have been blending for a long time. I think, so far. Every generation probably says that. He’s made reality television and taken that to politics. Nobody knows where it’s going to go.

GP: I don’t know if you get the sense but it feels like he’s putting on a show. He’s taking the heel concept of wrestling and as long as he gets the big pop, that’s all that matters.

SW: He does think he’s the hero and he’s putting forward the sense that fake media, the polls were fake obviously, these things that validate everyone is a liar. It’s you and me against the crazy world. He also likes the attention too. It’s a layered thing.

GP: With the number of Tweets that are in the book, how much is sitting on the table not in there?

SW: There were 30,000 Tweets and a couple hundred in there. When people cite 30,000, most of them are “buy my book” or “I’ll be talking here.” I think it’s close to 5,000 Tweets. I wanted it to be relevant, so there’s stuff about Russia and his Tweets about wanting to be Putin’s friend. Those are the one’s I pulled. As new events happen, Sessions become more relevant. I pulled one.

GP: As far as what’s in the book, how’d you choose what to include?

SW: I wanted there to be a story arc with a beginning, middle, and an end. So I’m picking them to create a narrative. We probably left about a hundred on the floor. Lots more to do.

GP: You’ll be busy… two to eight years?

SW: Hopefully not.

GP: During the Mueller hearing he was threatening to live Tweet. Then you said you were going to live sketch. When he didn’t Tweet what was going through your mind.

SW: At first I thought “oh crap this is embarrasing and really stupid.” Then I thought somebody hid his phone. So I did that as a cartoon and a series of cartoons as to where’s Trump’s phone. It’s under the couch, in a tree, an FBI agent has it.

GP: At one point did it click to do that?

SW: About 15 minutes.

GP: With the live Tweeting, I’d think most of these have multiple takes. How’d it work with the live aspect, one and done?

SW: Yup, from the hip. A lot of times I’ll do sketches and I’ll put them up on Twitter and Facebook and later rework them into something later. In a lot of ways I’ve become unfiltered, there might be a misspelling or bad drawing, I just put it up and move on to the next one.

GP: I’d think there’d be a point where you’re having fun but at the same time think this shouldn’t be happening.

SW: Yeah, there’s a point I think it’s so stupid and I’m laughing and it slowly becomes awe crap. This is real. We can make fun of this guy for being stupid or petty or mean or vulgar or thin skin, all these things or he’s stealing money from the country. A lot of the things he criticized Hillary or Obama, I think it was jealously. When he saw them, he thought I should be doing those things. The Tweets are relevant in that sense.

GP: Was there anything that was too mean and you don’t want to touch it?

SW: We pulled one Rosie O’Donnell one in there. There was one were I thought it was a really cheap shot, it was his fragrance, everyone built an empire. I thought of him sweating and I had him on a toilet. It was a cheap shot, but I’m not above being stupid.

GP: Is there anything that’s shocked you about this?

SW: What’s shocked me is that its kind of become normal. Where I’m not shocked anymore. The one thing that has shocked me is that I can’t tell parody anymore. I read something and there like “look at this shocking Tweet” and I think “oh my god” and I think it’s parody and he really said it and I think it’s parody and he really said it. That’s weird to me.

GP: I’ve asked this to a few folks in your line of work. Things are so absurd now, does that make your life more difficult?

SW: I don’t know. What I like is the social satire and looking at myself and asking what are the hypocrises I’m living, diving in myself. That doesn’t really change. I liked The Simpsons where they had Homer buying triple chocolate and when they did it, it was such an exaggeration it was ridiculous. Now we have this as a flavor.

GP: The Simpsons had Donald Trump as President.

SW: Right.

GP: When you see what should be parody in real life, what do you think when you see that?

SW: One of the jokes I made during the Bill Clinton scandal, in the future politicians would use the scandal to their advantage. They’d sell the sex tape to fund their campaign. I’m still able to be a bit more extreme than what’s happening.

GP: Has there been any reactions to the book that has surprised you?

SW: How enthusiastic people have been. I thought there’d be some enthusiasm and a lot of people would be mad at me. We did a panel at San Diego Comic-Con and it was standing room only. They were turning people away. That kind of shocks me. There’s a hunger for this kind of pushback. It gives me some hope.

GP: You’ve already done an addendum. Will there be a book two?

SW: I hope not. I hope we look back and ask “what’s a Tweet?” where you have to explain what it is. I like to do universal and lingering. I hope this is here today and gone tomorrow, like a pet rock. It’s been piling up and there’s enough for a second book already.

GP: Thanks so much for chatting!

 

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

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 are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Joe

Top Pick: Dark Nights: Metal #1 (DC Comics) – Snyder and Cappulo back on a Batman book that will have huge repercussions and changed for the DC universe. Hell yes!

Southern Bastards #17 (Image) – This book doesn’t come out often enough, and I’m only complaining because it’s so damn good.

Aquaman #27 (DC Comics) – This has been such a good arc with incredible art and I can’t wait to see where it goes.

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #8 (Marvel) – This has been such a pleasant surprise to me and a lot of fun. Duggan knows how to tie the ridiculousness with action so well on Deadpool, and he brings that to this series.

Astonishing X-Men #2 (Marvel) – A really solid first issue that hit the nostalgia home run much more than Gold did for me. The ending teased something huge but I’m sure that was just a trick by a certain character.

 

Brett

Top Pick: American Way: Those Above and Below #2 (Vertigo) – Jon Ridley alone is enough to get me looking forward to this series but the first issue knocked it out of the park having me excited to read the second.

Catalyst Prime Superb #2 (Lion Forge Comics) – The first issue was solid and delivers on Catalyst Prime’s promises. I want to see where this second one goes to see if it can continue the positive direction of the entire line.

Future Quest Presents #1 (DC Comics) – A new anthology-ish series that continues the adventures of some of my favorite childhood characters.

Motor Girl #8 (Abstract Studios) – Easily the best comic on the market. It mixes humor and feels in a way no other comic is doing. Just utter perfection and the one I look forward to each and every month.

Sh*t My Presidents Says: Illustrated Tweets of Donald Trump (IDW Publishing) – Shannon Wheeler’s cartoons that bring President Trump’s tweets to life are collected in this book. It’s both funny and… sad.

Preview: Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump

Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump

Shannon Wheeler (w & a & c)

Some people are saying, I don’t know, you tell me, but a lot of people are saying this is the greatest book of the year. This guy, Shannon Wheeler, he draws these cartoons for the New Yorker, MAD, the Onion—he’s very, very, good, okay? Now he’s illustrated the most incredible tweets. Wow! You won’t believe what he does with these tweets. I mean, these tweets changed the world, folks. It’s true! It’s very true. EVERYONE is going to want this book — even the haters and losers (Sad!).

HC • BW • $15.99 • 120 pages • 5” x 6.5” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-410-8

 

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