Tag Archives: image comics

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

X-Men #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.

Absolute Carnage #4 (Marvel) – The event has been going strong and we really want to see where it all goes as it gets bigger and bigger as far as characters involved.

Crazy #1 (Marvel) – Celebrating 80 years of Marvel with this bit of a throwback comic.

Killswitch #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – The concept kind of sounds like Minority Report but the idea of clairvoyants looking to escape captivity still sounds interesting enough to check out.

Marked #1 (Image Comics) – A double-sized premiere about a secret order that protects the world by using their tattooed powers.

The Mask: I Pledge Allegiance to the Mask #1 (Dark Horse) – The Mask is back with what sounds like a timely political spin to it.

Metal Men #1 (DC Comics) – The classic characters get a twelve issue miniseries and picks up on Nth Metal and the Dark Multiverse. We’re intrigued.

Once & Future #3 (BOOM! Studios) – Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora have been killing it with this modern fantasy series. Great action and great characters with an interesting twist.

Robotech Remix #1 (Titan Comics) – The next step in the Robotech franchise. We’re excited to see what Brenden Fletcher does with it!

Something is Killing the Children #2 (BOOM! Studios) – Children dying in towns seems to be a big “genre” now but this series stands out with it’s delivery on the topic. Just a solid mix of mystery and horror.

Superman Smashes the Klan #1 (DC Comics) – We’ve wanted to read this since it was announced. The series is inspired by the famous 1940s radio serial.

Superman: Year One #3 (DC Comics) – Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s take on Superman wraps up and after a gonzo and cringey second issue…

Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Batman Knightfall #1 (DC Comics) – DC launches a new line of comics that takes major DC events and shows us the Dark Multiverse take on them. We’re excited for all of this.

Trees: Three Fates #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue returned us to the world of “Trees” but that aspect seems to not matter as much. Three Fates is more murder mystery than sci-fi weirdness but with a unique setting and solid pacing, it’s a must for those that enjoy that type of story.

X-Men #1 (Marvel) – Dawn of X launches!

Jamie McKelvie Launches The Killing Horizon with Matthew Wilson and Aditya Bidikar in the Summer of 2020

The Killing Horizon is the explosive new sci-fi vision from Jamie McKelvie, co-creator of the bestselling, award-winning The Wicked + The Divine, and Eisner Award winning colorist Matthew Wilsonlaunching from Image Comics in Summer 2020.

The project sees McKelvie return to writing for the first time in a decade, after establishing himself as both a popular artist of comics such as Young Avengers and designer of iconic superheroes including Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel and Loki.

The Killing Horizon takes place in the post-post-apocalyptic future. Far from Earth, a specialist in studying dead alien societies is embedded with a military unit to excavate a new find. She’s done it before. It’s good work and it’s safe. She thinks it’s just another job.

She’s wrong.

Lost and alone, deep beneath the warped, skeletal spires of the millennia-dead city, she finds something powerful. Something unlike anything any human has ever known. Something that needs her to take it on a journey no living being has ever taken. Something that will make her a target for every side fighting a deadly war. It calls to her.

She answers.

Joining the established partnership of McKelvie and Wilson are letterer Aditya Bidikar, designer Cecile Richard, and editor Katie West.

The Killing Horizon

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated #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.

Batman’s Grave #1 (DC Comics) – Warren Ellis takes on Batman with Bryan Hitch and Kevin Nowland on art.

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #1 (IDW Publishing) – The original Karate Kid is told from Johnny’s perspective. Sounds entertaining to us as we’re fans of the film series.

Dead Legends Premier Edition #1 (A Wave Blue World) – The publisher is putting out premier editions of their comics which then switch to digital releases or a trade after. We’re intrigued if this new release method works and if this first issue would get us interested in continuing with that sort of release.

Ginseng Roots #1 (Uncivilized Books) – Craig Thompson recounts his life of harvesting ginseng from ages 10 to 20.

Hellmouth #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Angel and Buffy crossover in an event that already is selling out!

Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity #1 (DC Comics) – The latest DC Black Label comics is another Joker/Harley Quinn story and we’re intrigued how, and if, this one will be original to stand out.

RWBY #1 (DC Comics) – The popular anime gets a series from DC. How this will differ from the manga already released will be interesting.

Powers of X #6 (Marvel) – Jonathan Hickman’s new direction for the X-Universe wraps up.

Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated #1 (AfterShock) – The largest retailer in the world requires the best loss prevention staff and they defend things at any and all costs.

Smedley (Dead Reckoning) – The graphic novel is a solid introduction to the military hero and his rather interesting life of service and advocacy.

Spawn #301 (Image Comics) – The comic breaks a record for ongoing superhero series with this issue and that history-making fact is why it’s on our list.

James Wan’s Atomic Monster Boards Hivemind’s Gideon Falls

Gideon Falls

Hivemind has announced that it is joining forces with James Wan and his Atomic Monster production company for Gideon Falls – Hivemind’s upcoming television adaptation of the best-selling Image Comics series from acclaimed creators Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino.

Fresh off of Gideon Falls‘ high-profile win for “Best New Series” at the 2019 Eisner Awards, Wan will executive produce the hour-long horror drama alongside Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear, Hivemind’s Jason BrownSean DanielKathy Lingg and Dinesh Shamdasani, and original series creators Lemire and Sorrentino. Rob Hackett will oversee for Atomic Monster.

An atmospheric thriller colliding rural mystery and urban horror, the series follows an ensemble cast of seemingly random strangers — a washed-up Catholic priest, an uncompromising female sheriff, and a young recluse obsessed with unraveling a conspiracy buried in his city’s trash — as they become drawn into a mystery connected to a long-forgotten local legend.

NYCC 2019: Image’s Exclusives, Panels, and Signings

Image Comics returns to New York this year for New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 3 through Sunday, October 6 and will be located in booth #1444.

Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to www.imagecomics.com for the most up-to-date information.

CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES

  • Undiscovered Country #1 Scott Snyder, Charles Soule & Giuseppe Camuncoli – $10 + tax
  • Gold foil Spawn 300 cover (ONLY AVAILABLE WITH BUM BUMZ PURCHASE) both for $50 – Limited quantity of 500 comics. (limit 2 per person)
  • Silver foil Spawn 300 cover $25 each (limit 2 per person)
  • Three exclusive Spawn prints ($20 each or 3 for $50)
  • Monstress HC dust jacket featuring art by Sana Takeda – Free with purchase of Monstress hardcover
  • Saga bookplate – Free with purchase of Saga Book One Compendium
  • Paper Girls bookplate – Free with purchase of any Paper Girls hardcover
  • Unearth #1 NYCC exclusive variant with artwork by James Harren (available during Saturday 11 AM signing)
  • Ice Cream Man exclusive print by Martín Morazzo (available at Artist Alley Table A-18)

SIGNINGS AT THE IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#1444)

*TICKETED denotes signings require wristbands. Wristbands will be given out at the booth as soon as the convention floor opens on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be available for attendee, retailer, and professional badge-types only, unless otherwise stated. There will be a limit of 3 items per person for ticketed signings unless otherwise noted. All items presented for signing are subject to review and denial by staff. No CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

11:00 – 11:45 AM

  • Michel Fiffe (COPRA)

12:00 – 12:45 PM

  • Jeff Rougvie (GUNNING FOR HITS)
  • Sean Mackiewicz (GASOLINA)

1:00 – 1:45 PM

  • Andre Frattino, Jesse Lee Pointer (SIMON SAYS)
  • Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY, MURDER FALCON)

2:00 – 4:00 PM

  • Todd McFarlane (SPAWN) [*TICKETED. Attendee and professional badge holders only; 13+ age requirement, limit TWO items per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; no sketches; no photos]

4:00 – 4:45 PM

  • Alexandre Tefenkgi (OUTPOST ZERO)

4:30 – 5:15 PM

  • Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl (ISOLA) [*TICKETED, see text below for details]

5:00 – 7:00 PM

  • Andrei Bressan **sketching** (BIRTHRIGHT)

5:30 – 6:15 PM

  • Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

10:00 – 10:45 AM

  • Jacopo Camagni, Marco B. Bucci (NOMEN OMEN) & Mirka Andolfo (UNNATURAL) [*TICKETED, see text below for details]
  • Henry Barajas (LA VOZ DE M.A.Y.O)

11:00 – 11:45 AM

  • Anthony Del Col (SON OF HITLER)
  • Robert Kirkman (SUPER DINOSAUR, THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, OUTCAST, DIE DIE DIE) [*TICKETED, see text below for details]

12:00 – 12:45 PM

  • Priscilla Petraites, Marco Lesko (RAT QUEENS)
  • Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan (BIRTHRIGHT)

1:00 – 1:45 PM

  • Tina Horn (SFSX)
  • Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez, Deron Bennet (EXCELLENCE)

2:00 – 4:00 PM

  • Todd McFarlane (SPAWN) [*TICKETED. Attendee and professional badge holders only; 13+ age requirement, limit TWO items per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; no sketches; no photos]

4:00 – 4:45 PM

  • Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA)

4:30 – 5:15 PM

  • Brian K. Vaughan (PAPER GIRLS, SAGA) [*TICKETED, see text below for details]

5:00 – 5:45 PM

  • Shawn Kittelsen, Eric Zawadzki (HEART ATTACK)

5:30 – 6:15 PM

  • Andrew MacLean (HEAD LOPPER)

6:00 – 6:45 PM

  • Jen Bartel (BLACKBIRD) [*TICKETED, see text below for details]

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

10:00 – 10:45 AM

  • Todd McFarlane, Clayton Crain (SPAWN) [*TICKETED. Attendee and professional badge holders only; 13+ age requirement, limit TWO items per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; no sketches; no photos] Must purchase SPAWN poster in Scorpion Comics Booth #2355. One signature per each artist, per person on the item of there choice.

10:00 – 10:45 AM

  • Pia Guerra (ME THE PEOPLE)

11:00 – 11:45 AM

  • Kris Anka, Matt Wilson (THE WHITE TREES)
  • Cullen Bunn, Baldemar Rivas, Kyle Strahm (UNEARTH)

12:00 – 12:45 PM

  • Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS)
  • Justin Jordan, Rebekah Isaacs (REAVER)

1:00 – 1:45 PM

  • Sanford Greene, David Walker, Chuck Brown (BITTER ROOT) [*TICKETED, see text below for details]
  • Chris Sebela (EVOLUTION)

2:00 – 2:45 PM

  • Darcy Van Poelgeest, Ian Bertram (LITTLE BIRD)
  • Wesley Chu (THE WALKING DEAD: TYPHOON)

3:00 – 3:45 PM

  • Brian K Vaughan (SAGA, PAPER GIRLS) [*TICKETED, see text below for details]
  • Dean Haspiel (RED HOOK)

4:00 – 5:15 PM

  • Todd McFarlane (SPAWN) [*TICKETED. Attendee and professional badge holders only; 13+ age requirement, limit TWO items per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; no sketches; no photos]

4:00 – 4:45 PM

  • Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY, MURDER FALCON)

5:00 – 5:45 PM

  • Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez, Deron Bennet (EXCELLENCE)

6:00 – 6:45 PM

  • Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli (UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY) [*TICKETED, see text below for details]
  • Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6

11:00 – 11:45 PM

  • Jody LeHeup, Nathan Fox (THE WEATHERMAN)
  • Brian Schirmer (FAIRLADY)

12:00 – 12:45 PM

  • W. Maxwell Prince, Martín Morazzo (ICE CREAM MAN)
  • Kyle Starks, Erica Henderson (ASSASSIN NATION)

1:00 – 1:45 PM

  • Mirka Andolfo (UNNATURAL) [*TICKETED, see text below for details]
  • Donny Cates (REDNECK, GOD COUNTRY)

2:00 – 4:00 PM

  • Todd McFarlane (SPAWN) [*TICKETED. Attendee and professional badge holders only; 13+ age requirement, limit TWO items per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; no sketches; no photos]

4:00 – 4:45 PM

  • Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE) [*TICKETED, see text below for details]

IMAGE COMICS PANELS

Thursday, October 3 @ 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Room 1A02
The craft and technique behind predicting the future with bestselling Science Fiction comics creators

The biggest names in Science Fiction storytelling, Darcy Van Poelgeest (Little Bird), Ian Bertram (Little Bird), Tina Horn (SfSx), Charles Soule (Undiscovered Country), and Giuseppe Camuncoli (Undiscovered Country) share their insight on creating comics that set the trends and push the boundaries of possibility.

Moderator: Chloe Ramos-Peterson, Library Market Sales Representative at Image Comics

Friday, October 4 @ 2:45 – 3:45 PM, Room 1A02
Spine tingling comic book series perfect for Halloween

Get in the mood for All Hallow’s Eve with Chuck Brown (Bitter Root), W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man), Kieron Gillen (Die), Mirka Andolfo (Unnatural), and Cullen Bunn (Unearth) as they talk about building tension and giving fans the chills with their bestselling horror and thriller comic books.

Moderator: Chloe Ramos-Peterson, Library Market Sales Representative at Image Comics

Friday, October 4 @ 6:45 – 7:45 PM, Room 1A10
First-look screening: Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard’s SUPER DINOSAUR

From Skybound and Spin Master comes SUPER DINOSUAR, a childrens’ television series based off of the Skybound/Image comic of the same name. Join SUPER DINOSAUR creator Robert Kirkman for a first-look at the new series, coming to Amazon Prime on October 6, followed by a Q&A!

Saturday, October 5 @ 1:30 – 2:30 PM, Room 1A02
A Spotlight on the bestselling, award winning series PAPER GIRLS

Join us as we sit down for an in-depth conversation with co-creator and writer Brian K. Vaughan and co-creator and artist Cliff Chiang about the addictive, genre-bending bestselling series Paper Girls.

Moderator: Eric Stephenson, Chief Creative Officer & Publisher at Image Comics

Saturday, October 5 @ 2:45 – 3:45, Room 1B03
A Spotlight on the bestselling, award winning series THE WICKED + THE DIVINE
Join us as we sit down for an in-depth conversation with co-creator and writer Kieron Gillen and co-creator and artist Jamie McKelvie about the pop music infused, goth-loving bestselling series THE WICKED + THE DIVINE.

Moderator: Katie West

Saturday, October 5 @ 5:45 – 6:45 PM, Room 1A10
McFarlane’s Road to the Historic Record-Breaking Spawn #301

Todd McFarlane, Image Comics founder, creator of Spawn, co-creator of Venom and McFarlane Toys CEO, talks about his 30+ years in the comic and entertainment industry. Todd will be raw and uncensored—talking toys and comics. He’ll also be talking about one of the biggest milestones in his career, Spawn 301 which will set the record for the longest running creator-owned superhero comic ever! Plus, special surprise guests, giveaways and more!

Saturday, October 5 @ 9:00 – 10:00 PM, Room 1B03
Cat Eye: Point of View and Comics

Who’s telling the story? Every word and every image in every comic reinforces a particular POV. From the classic editorial voice of Stan Lee to the confessional memoirs of Alison Bechdel, comics occupy a unique space, reinforcing—panel-by-panel—a particular way of seeing. Why is POV so rarely discussed in relationship to comics? Join the creative team behind the Eisner-nominated comic book series MAN-EATERS to talk turkey and about they use POV to subvert expectations and troll the patriarchy. Trigger warning: Because this is a late night panel, there will be glow sticks. Panel members include NYT best-selling author Chelsea Cain (Mockingbird, Man-eaters, internationally best selling thriller novelist), Lia Miternique (Man-eaters co-creator, cover artist), Eliza Fantastic Mohan (Man-eaters contributing writer), and Emily Powell (Man-eaters haiku writer-in-residence).

Sunday, October 6 @ 1:15 – 2:15 PM, Room 1B03
Dive into Worldbuilding with the hottest writers & artists in comics

Explore the craft and creative process behind some of the most absorbing comic books on the market from the masters of story creation, Brenden Fletcher (Isola), Andre Frattino (Simon Says), Jesse Lee (Simon Says), Wes Craig (Deadly Class), Jen Bartel (Blackbird), Sam Haines (Slow City Blues), Jim Shooter (Slow City Blues), and John Livesay (Slow City Blues).

Moderator: Marla Eizik, Executive Assistant at Image Comics

IMAGE COMICS OFFSITE EVENTS

Forbidden Planet Image Signing
Date: Thursday, October 3
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Forbidden Planet

Participants: Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE), Andrew MacLean (HEAD LOPPER), Andre Frattino (SIMON SAYS), Jesse Lee Pointer (SIMON SAYS), W. Maxwell Prince (ICE CREAM MAN), Martin Morazzo (ICE CREAM MAN), David Walker (BITTER ROOT), Sanford Greene (BITTER ROOT), Brenden Fletcher (ISOLA), Karl Kerschl (ISOLA), Dani (COFFIN BOUND).

Forbidden Planet Image Signing
Date: Saturday, October 5
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Forbidden Planet


Participants: Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA, PAPER GIRLS), Cliff Chiang (PAPER GIRLS), Ian Bertram (LITTLE BIRD), Darcy Van Poelgeest (LITTLE BIRD), Jacopo Camagni (NOMEN OMEN), Marco B. Bucci (NOMEN OMEN), Tina Horn (SFSX).

The WicDiv Wake
Date: Saturday, October 5
Time: 9 PM – 1 AM
Location: 470 7th Ave (4th floor) NYC

[Tickets available for purchase HERE] This event is 21+ Please bring a valid form of ID.

For five years we’ve released comics and thrown dance parties. We’ve ran out of comics to release, but there’s still time for one final party.

The Wicked + the Divine cordially invite you to its wake. Experience the horror of Team WicDiv DJing, one last time, leavened by their array of guest DJ friends. Come hang, dance and enjoy the company of greatest comic readers in all of existence (i.e. you.)
 

NYCC @ NYPL EVENTS

A Monstress Conversation with Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda
Date: 10/03/2019
Time: 12:30-1:15 PM ET
Location: NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Bartos Forum – 476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018
Speakers: Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda

Image Comics and the New York Public Library are proud to present a conversation with the powerhouse creative team behind the acclaimed epic fantasy series, MONSTRESS. Join author MARJORIE LIU and artist SANA TAKEDA as they chat about their multiple award-winning title, their journey as two women of color creating and excelling in a traditionally male-dominated space, and the importance of making room for every reader in genre fiction. The audience is encouraged to join the conversation by sending in their own questions via this Google Form: https://bit.ly/2P4CLHL


Image Comics Competitive Draw!
Date: 10/03/2019
Time: 1:45-2:30 PM ET
Location: NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Bartos Forum – 476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018
Speakers: Cliff Chiang, Erica Henderson, Andrew MacLean, Dustin Nguyen, Brian K. Vaughan


Comics legends Cliff Chiang (PAPER GIRLS, Wonder Woman), Erica Henderson (ASSASSIN NATION, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Andrew MacLean (HEAD LOPPER, ApocalyptiGirl), and Dustin Nguyen (DESCENDER, ASCENDER) play a live, high stakes game of visual charades with YOU, the audience! Will you be the first to guess what these superstar artists are drawing? The clock is ticking, the pens are flying, and we’re about to get loud in the library! The winning teams receive free swag and books for their branches. Refereed by author extraordinaire, Brian K. Vaughan (PAPER GIRLS, SAGA)!


Image Comics Sponsored Lunch
Date: 10/03/2019
Time: 12:00-12:30 PM ET & 1:15-1:45 PM ET
Location: NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Bartos Forum – 476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018
Speakers: N/A


Image Comics will be sponsoring a lunch break for NYCC @ NYPL attendees!


Henry Barajas Signing
Date: 10/03/2019
Time: 1:15-1:45 PM ET
Location: NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Bartos Forum, Image Comics Table – 476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018
Speakers: Henry Barajas


The author of LA VOZ DE M.A.Y.O TATA RAMBO will sign & speak with librarians who visit the Image Comics booth


Jason Adam Katzenstein Signing
Date: 10/03/2019
Time: 1:15-1:45 PM ET
Location: NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Bartos Forum, Image Comics Table – 476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018
Speakers: Jason Adam Katzenstein


The artist of CAMP MIDNIGHT will sign & speak with librarians who visit the Image Comics booth

IMAGE COMICS CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY

Andrew MacLean I-28
Andy Belanger G-4
Anthony Del Col D-6
Babs Tarr G-6
Baldemar Rivas B-25
Bengal J-22
Brenden Fletcher G-5
Brian Azzarello L-21
Brian Stelfreeze I-6
Cat Staggs I-2
Charles Soule L-35
Chelsea Cain D-2
Chris Burnham B-12
Christopher Sebela E-14
Chuck Brown G-28
Cullen Bunn B-24
Dan Panosian J-32
Daniel Warren Johnson B-15
David Walker G-29
Declan Shalvey I-31
Donny Cates L-30
Dustin Nguyen F-7
Erica Henderson I-36
Erik Larsen K-10
Giuseppe Camuncoli C-21
Greg Capullo L-38
Ian Bertram B-14
Isaac Goodhart I-13
Jacopo Camagni B-26
Jason Shawn Alexander I-16
Jeff Rougvie C-4
Jen Bartel E-9
Jerome Opeña L-8
Jim Mahfood I-17
Jim Zub A-30
Jock L-36
Jody LeHeup I-26
Joe Harris K-13
John Livesay F-28
John Romita Jr. K-1
Joshua Williamson L-34
Justin Jordan K-12
Karl Kerschl G-5
Keith Giffen J-3
Khary Randolph K-37
Klaus Janson I-40
Kris Anka E-10
Kyle Higgins K-26
Kyle Starks C-18
Kyle Strahm B-25
Leandro Fernandez J-20
Lee Garbett A-29
Lia Miternique D-2
Marc Silvestri K-38
Marco B. Bucci B-26
Marjorie Liu G-17
Martin Morazzo A-18
Matt Hawkins K-9
Matt Wagner I-9
Matteo Scalera J-30
Megan Hutchison L-29
Meredith Finch L-33
Michel Fiffe H-23
Mirka Andolfo L-27
Nathan Fox I-25
Paul Azaceta I-38
Pia Guerra H-29
Ray Fawkes H-34
Roberta Ingranata F-38
Ryan Ottley B-11
Sam Humphries L-25
Sana Takeda G-18
Sanford Greene G-27
Scott Snyder L-37
Stefano Gaudiano J-13
Stephen Green B-13
Tee Franklin D-8
Terry Dodson B-20
Tini Howard L-23
Tradd Moore B-13
Triona Farrell H-45
Vanesa R. Del Rey I-35
Wes Craig A-21
Zack Kaplan K-8

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Vampire State Building

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.

Are You Listening? (First Second) – Tillie Walden’s latest is an intimate and emotional story about friendship, grief, and healing.

Black Terror #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Max Bemis takes on the classic character taking readers for a ride through the life of superhero and all the weirdness along the way.

Bury the Lede (BOOM! Studios) – A young reporter gets tied up in a murder mystery.

Catalyst Prime: Seven Days #1 (Lion Forge) – Announced over a year ago, the Catalyst Prime universe comes together for its first event.

Copra #1 (Image Comics) – The indie superhero comic gets a new start. Think an off the rails Suicide Squad where anything can happen.

Dead Eyes #1 (Image Comics) – An old school gangster is back out of retirement. This issue has been a long time coming and we’re intrigued.

House of X #6 (Marvel) – Jonathan Hickman’s reworking of the X Universe begins to wrap up and we want to see how this ends!

Mezo Premier Edition #1 (A Wave Blue World) – This publisher is trying something different with their single issues in that they’re releasing a premium first then you can buy the rest in trade or digitally. The concept is intriguing and we want to see if this has that extra something to hook readers to go along with this new distribution plan.

Nomen Omen #1 (Image Comics) – A new urban fantasy tale of witchcraft is perfectly timed for the Halloween season.

Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1 (BOOM! Studios) – It’s the Cold War and the Soviets have a secret weapon, an alien monster they don’t understand and can’t control.

Thanos: Infinity Ending (Marvel) – The conclusion to Jim Starlin and Alan Davis’ trilogy!

Vampire State Building #1 (Ablaze) – Artist Charlie Adlard goes from zombies to vampires! A group is caught in the Empire State Building as a legion of vampires attacks. It’s a battle to stop them from escaping and getting out of the building alive!

NYCC 2019: Todd McFarlane Awarded a Guinness World Record

With the publishing of Spawn #301, Todd McFarlane stepped into uncharted territory in the comic world! Todd McFarlane has officially earned the Guinness World Records title for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series for his creation of Spawn

Fans can witness Todd McFarlane receive his official Guinness World Records certificate next week at New York Comic Con! The ceremony will be taking place on Saturday, October 5th prior to Todd McFarlane’s very own panel, The Road to Historic Spawn #300 and #301.  The panel will be taking place in Room #1A10 from 5:45- 6:45 P.M. 

Guinness World Records adjudicator, Claire Elise Stephens, will be presenting Todd McFarlane with his award.

Fans who have been following the series understand that this was no easy feat. The Spawn comic book series was first published in 1992 by Image Comic’s and sold over 1.7 million copies. Following Spawn’s initial success, the series was curated into a feature film in 1997. This means the story of Spawn has been evolving for almost three-decades in order to achieve this goal!

Nomen Omen #1 Gets a Second Printing Before Release

The highly anticipated, suspense-filled urban fantasy series Nomen Omen by writer and RPG creator Marco B. Bucci and artist Jacopo Camagni is being fast-tracked by Image Comics for a second printing ahead of launch in order to keep up with increased rate of order growth.

Perfect for fans of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked + The Divine and Mirka Andolfo’s Unnatural featuring a similarly suspenseful story filled with secrets and witchcraft to Sam Humphries and Jen Bartel’s Blackbird, the European hit Nomen Omen, first published by Panini Comics to acclaim, is poised to breakout as one of the standout launches of the year.

The 15-issue maxiseries follows Becky Kumar, a geeky twenty-year-old from New York City who is about to cross the veil between our reality and a realm of otherworldly truths. 

But no matter how fast or far she runs, the  past will always catch up with her…

Nomen Omen #1 is on Wednesday, October 2.

Nomen Omen #1 second printing (Diamond Code AUG198311) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 30.

Nomen Omen #2 (Diamond Code SEP190203) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 6.

Nomen Omen #1

Preview: Criminal #8

Criminal #8

(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Jacob Phillips (A/CA) Sean Phillips
In Shops: Sep 25, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Teeg Lawless is on his way to living the high life, planning the kind of score you can retire on… but only if nothing goes wrong. The story of the last days of series favorite Teeg Lawless continues as BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS continue to deliver the best monthly comic on the market!

And as always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.

Criminal #8
« Older Entries