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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

House of X #1

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.

Archie vs. Predator 2 #1 (Archie) – A sequel to the crazy classic crossover. Archie has always been fun when they crossover with these crazy ideas.

Ascender #4 (Image Comics) – One of the most visually amazing comics on the market right now. The art is amazing and add on top a story exploring magic and technology it’s a series that’s not to be missed.

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #1 (DC Comics) – A sequel to Sean Gordon Murphy’s popular first volume that had the Joker going “legit” and a new twist on Harley Quinn. Guaranteed great visuals.

The Flash #75 (DC Comics) – It’s the finale to “Year One” and while we were skeptical at first about the storyline, it has been beyond fantastic.

Grumble #8 (Albatross Funnybooks) – Eddie has found a way to be human again but the cure is lodged inside Jimmy the Keeper. One of the most fun and entertaining comics on the market.

House of X #1 (Marvel) – We’ve been waiting to see what writer Jonathan Hickman is going to bring as he reshapes the X Universe. It all begins here in this intriguing first issue.

Marvels Epilogue #1 (Marvel) – A standalone epilogue to the Marvels graphic novel that follows up on the X-Men and interesting extra material that gives a look behind the scenes.

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1 (Marvel) – Spinning out of War of the Realms, Jane Foster has a new role and we’re intrigued to see exactly where this all goes.

Web of Venom: Funeral Pyre #1 (Marvel) – The latest entry in the build up the Absolute Carnage which looks like it’s going to be absolutely brutal.

Wonder Woman #75 (DC Comics) – Wonder Woman returns to Themyscira and things are not the same. It’s no longer the paradise she remembers as a major figure of the mythos returns.

J. Scott Campbell’s Cover to Spawn #300 is Revealed

Image Comics has revealed the highly-anticipated J. Scott Campbell cover for the upcoming milestone Spawn #300 issue by Todd McFarlane, President at Image Comics and creator of Spawn. This is just the first of many exciting cover reveals to come on the #Roadto300!

The record-setting Spawn #300 hits stores on Wednesday, August 28. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, August 5. 

  • Spawn #300 CVR A MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190014
  • Spawn #300 CVR B B&W MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190015
  • Spawn #300 CVR C CAPULLO – Diamond Code JUN190016
  • Spawn #300 CVR D CAPULLO VIRGIN – Diamond Code JUN190017
  • Spawn #300 CVR E CAPULLO & MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190018
  • Spawn #300 CVR F B&W CAPULLO & MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190019
  • Spawn #300 CVR G CAMPBELL – Diamond Code JUN190020
  • Spawn #300 CVR H OPENA – Diamond Code JUN190021
  • Spawn #300 CVR I ALEXANDER – Diamond Code JUN190022
  • Spawn #300 CVR J PARODY VAR MCFARLANE – JUN190023

Momentum and frenzied buzz surrounding the classic antihero series continues to build leading into historic Spawn #300 and record-breaking Spawn #301 when Spawn becomes the longest-running creator-owned comic in the world. 

This stunning cover by fan-favorite, best-selling artist J. Scott Campbell showcases Todd McFarlane’s dark hero in a stunning, heroic pose in front of an ornate stained glass window featuring various allies and villains from Spawn’s long history. 

The celebration of Spawn’s 300th and 301st issues is just beginning. More art and cover reveals will be shared over the coming weeks as the road to comic book history nears its destination. 

Spawn #300 J. Scott Campbell cover

Netflix Wants You to Binge Mark Millar’s Chrononauts: Futureshock

Chrononauts: Futureshock

Netflix is going to attempt to bring its binge model to comics with Mark Millar‘s Chrononauts: Futureshock. All four issues of the miniseries will be released on the same day in October.

The series is a follow up to the 2015 series by Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy. It has characters Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly attempting to time travel to the future but something is preventing them from doing so. It opens up the question as to if this is a problem that there isn’t a future to go to?

Being released through Image Comics, the art is by Eric Canete and features main covers by Pasqual Ferry and first issue variants by Travis Charest, Kev Nowlan, Rey Macutay, and Canete.

This isn’t the first time this has been done. Robert Kirkman’s Tech Jacket Digital tried it in 2014. Publisher TKO Studio allows you to choose to purchase an entire series at once as single issues or as a collected edition on release.

The model is an interesting one as stores have a bit more risk put on them. Usually, stores order future issues based on past issues performances. With a same-day release for all issues that data is removed from the equation. For instance, the first issue of Chrononauts sold 57,465 copies according to estimates while the second sold 33,551. The third issue saw sales of 26,605 and fourth issue was 25,261. Huck #1, also by Millar, sold 37,775 copies in 2015. His more recent series The Magic Order, Millar’s first major release through Netflix, saw estimated sales of the first issue at 158,425 copies, #2 at 33,784, #3 at 29,870, #4 at 27,959, and #5 at 27,372. It’s unknown if this series will have incentives for stores like his previous.

Chrononauts: Futureshock is out October 30.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Gerry Duggan Teams with John McCrea for Dead Eyes

Artist John McCrea and writer Gerry Duggan team up to bring readers action, comedy, and drama in the forthcoming series Dead Eyes. This ongoing series will launch from Image Comics with an oversized first issue this October.

Set in the 1990s, “Dead Eyes” was a prolific stick-up man and hoodlum in Boston until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth. He retired to be with the love of his life, but now he’s back in the mask to save her. No one—not his wife, the mafia, or the cops—is happy that he’s out of retirement.

Dead Eyes hits comic shops on Wednesday, October 2.

Dead Eyes

Discover the Undiscovered Country with Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, and Giuseppe Camuncoli

Image Comics has announced that New York Times bestselling writers Scott Snyder and Charles Soule will team up with artist Giuseppe Camuncoli for a new comic book series titled Undiscovered Country. The full color, ongoing science-fiction/adventure will explore the eerie ripple effects of isolation and is set to launch from Image Comics this November 2019. 

Snyder said in the announcement:

As soon as Charles and I came up with this idea I knew it was special—one of those ideas that turns into big, wild, world-building story. And this series is just that: a twist-filled trek across a landscape that’s alien, mysterious, and full of adventure. It’s like Land of the Lost meets Lewis and Clark, with a team of characters we’ve already come to love as family. Speaking of teams, I’m honored and thrilled to be working with this group of creative folks. Cammo not only brings the world of Undiscovered Country to life but elevates every element—whether we’re talking the giant terrestrial fish monsters of the coast or lurking techno-zombies of the northwest… Bottom line, Undiscovered Country is a blast to work on and we’re convinced it’ll be a blast to read. Can’t wait for you guys to see it in full!

Soule added:

I can’t believe this is my job. Working with Scott, Cammo and the rest of the team—all stars every one—is a dream on a creative level. We’ve got ourselves a hell of a high concept here, and fleshing it out together—filling our sealed-off US with beautiful, insane adventures—has been one of the great thrills of my career. It’s been wonderful to make Undiscovered Country with my friends, and I think it’ll be just as fun to read.

In Undiscovered Country, readers will journey into an unknown region that was once the United States of America—a land that’s become shrouded in mystery and literally walled-off from the rest of the world for decades. A small expedition enters the former US in search of a cure to a humanity-ending pandemic. They travel inward and learn the secrets of what America has become; each member seeking their own form of truth in the undiscovered country.

Camuncoli said:

When two of your favorite writers, whom you’ve previously and brilliantly already worked with, ask you to team up for a new book, you get what I call a ‘no brainer’. It took me a second to say yes, I didn’t even really need to know what the story was about because I already knew it couldn’t have been less than stellar. And of course it is stellar, and then some.

From the concept to the cast, to the world-building—everything in this book is terrific, and so is the team we have assembled to make it happen. So, enter my Darth Vader partner in crime Daniele Orlandini, the maestro of nuances Matt Wilson and the super letterer Crank! and then you end up feeling like playing in a superband, like Temple Of The Dog, or Them Crooked Vultures. These guys really make me feel like it’s easy to tell a story that is larger than life, and if it’s like that it’s also because, guiding us all from above, editor supreme Will Dennis never misses! Will hired me for my first Hellblazer story, back in 2001, and it feels fantastic to have him on my side again after all these years.

So, long story short, we’re all giving Undiscovered Country our all, and we hope it’ll show. Please check it out and let us know how you like it, because we sure as hell do, and there’s nothing better than doing the comics that you like!

Undiscovered Country

Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy Launches in later 2019/2020 from Image, Panini, and Glénat

Bestselling creator Mirka Andolfo teased her upcoming Image Comics miniseries, Mercy, last week with the promise to unveil more exciting details about the goth-inspired, Victorian monster series as the 2020 United States launch date approaches. The series will launch first in Italy from Panini this November, followed by 2020 releases in France from Glénat and in the United States from Image Comics.

Set in the fictional small town of Woodsburgh during the Klondike Gold Rush, Mercyintroduces main character Lady Hellaine—an “inhuman” woman—who is always seen with her butler, Mr. Goodwill…

Mercy explores topics of “otherness,” damnation and redemption, and what it means to be a monster in a horror tale perfect for fans of Penny Dreadful, Crimson Peak, The AlienistParasol Protectorate, and Dark Shadows

After the poignant story of inclusion and self-discovery told in Unnatural, Andolfo presents a darker story that addresses issues far beyond typical genre-related tropes.

Mercy

Unearth Infects Readers and Gets a Second Printing

Cullen Bunn, Kyle Strahm, and Baldemar Rivas’ hit new body horror series Unearth is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with customer demand for this creepy story best described as The X-Files meets HBO’s Chernobyl

In Unearth, a flesh-warping disease ravages a remote village in Mexico and a scientific task force travels to the inhospitable area to investigate the contamination. 

Tracing the source of the disease to a nearby cave system, the team discovers a bizarre, hostile ecosystem and a supernatural revelation from which they may never escape. 

Unearth #1, second printing (Diamond Code MAY198071) will hit comic shops on Wednesday, August 7. The final order cutoff for comic shop retailers is Monday, July 15.

Unearth #1, second printing

Preview: Cyber Force #11

CYBER FORCE #11

(W) Bryan Hill, Matt Hawkins (A) Atilio Rojo (CA) Raffaele Ienco

As the members of Cyber Force put aside their differences and learn to use their strengths to combat their personal demons, they’re forced to choose between serving the master that created them or being independent-and thus becoming targets of the world.

CYBER FORCE #11

Preview: Port of Earth #12

PORT OF EARTH #12

(W) Zack Kaplan (A/CA) Andrea Mutti, Jordan Boyd

END OF STORY ARC! Seattle is scheduled for destruction in order to protect Earth from an alien outbreak. But to protect our authority over our own planet’s security, the ESA will have to face off with our alien partners in the ultimate game of espionage, politics, and galactic business.

Port of Earth #12
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