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Snow Angels Volume 1 Goes Back to Press Before RElease with Volume 2 Coming June 2022

Dark Horse will publish Snow Angels Volume 2, collecting the conclusion of the acclaimed limited 10-issue series by writer Jeff Lemire and artist JockSnow Angels Volume 1, collecting issues #1-4 arrives in print in February 2022 and is going back to press for a second printing.

Snow Angels is the first collaboration between the two renowned talents. Together, they have created an epic science fiction adventure story set in a brutal near future where the world is covered in ice.

In Snow Angels, Milliken and Mae have never left The Trench—it’s all they’ve ever known. They were born in The Trench, and they’ll die there, just like all their people do. The two girls, eight and eleven, are a part of The Trenchfolk, a sprawling settlement of people living inside the massive ice walls of a vast, seemingly endless frozen trench carved into the surface of an otherwise icy wasteland. The Trenchfolk survive in this hostile world by following The Three Testaments of The Trench—golden rules repeated like a mantra from birth to death…

  1. YOU MUST NEVER LEAVE THE TRENCH.
  2. THE TRENCH PROVIDES. 
  3. THE TRENCH IS ENDLESS. 

Milli and Mae don’t really know how their people came to live here. No one does, not even their wise and gentle father. On Milliken’s twelfth birthday, their father takes the two girls on an overnight skate down the trench — a coming-of-age ritual to teach them how to fish the frozen river, how to hunt the wild Trenchdogs that wander its frigid banks, and how to give proper thanks to their frozen Gods — The Colden Ones. It’s the trip of a lifetime until the girls push beyond the borders of their humble land and awaken the Trench’s deadly defender…The Snowman!

Snow Angels Volume 1[88 pages / color / on sale February 1, 2022 in bookstores and February 2, 2022 in comic shops / MSRP $19.99/$25.99 pbk / ISBN: 978-1-50672648-9] is one of the latest releases from the Dark Horse Books and comiXology Originals print program. It is available for pre-order now through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local comic shop.

Snow Angels Volume 2[128 pages / color / on sale June 21, 2022 in bookstores and June 22, 2022 in comic shops / MSRP $19.99/$25.99 pbk / ISBN: 978-1-506726496] is one of the latest releases from the Dark Horse Books and comiXology Originals print program.  It is available for pre-order now through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local comic shop.

Review: Robin & Batman #1

Robin and Batman #1 is a debut that has high expectations but it not only meets them but exceeds them. A fantastic story mixed with jaw-dropping art.

Story: Jeff Lemire
Art: Dustin Nguyen
Color: Dustin Nguyen
Letterer: Steve Wands

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Preview: Robin & Batman #1

Robin & Batman #1

Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Dustin Nguyen

The legendary story of Batman and Robin has reached nearly mythic proportions: the crime-fighting Dynamic Duo, always one step ahead of the criminals they pursue and never meeting a case too big. This isn’t that story. This is the story of a young Dick Grayson, newly orphaned, struggling to find his way in a strange, difficult, dark new world…This is the story of Robin and Batman.

The bestselling creative team behind the Eisner-winning Descender, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, reunite in Gotham City to tell the story of a remarkable young man learning to navigate an incredible new world!

Robin & Batman #1

Review: Robin and Batman #1

Robin and Batman #1

Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen are a duo who have shown they can create magic. Descender was a series that was a treat in every way. This duo now takes on another dynamic duo in the form of Batman and Robin. But, the focus isn’t on Batman, it’s instead Robin in his early years of training. Robin and Batman #1 focuses on a young Dick Grayson, newly orphaned, struggling to find his way in a strange, difficult, dark new world and his attempt to navigate it all. It’s a hell of a debut that is gushing with high quality in both its storytelling and the art.

Lemire crafts an interesting take on the young team putting the perspective on Dick Grayson. This is a young student in multiple ways, still dealing with the death of his parents and wanting to fight crime like his mentor. It’s also a Dick Grayson that’s young, a bit brash, and thinks he knows far more than he does. In other words, he’s an average kid. Lemire nails down a “comic” style of a kid who daydreams about fighting crime while in school and sneaks out at night to do so when he’s told not to. This Grayson is skilled, very skilled, and a bit of a dreamer in a way, imagining his role in Batman’s war on crime.

What stands out is the depiction between Batman and Dick. You get a sense of frustration from Batman in that he doesn’t quite know what to do with his protégé. Batman didn’t exactly have a normal childhood and that sense of confusion as to what he should do is present. There’s something very relatable about it all making the dynamic aspect not so much their ability to fight crime together but instead the burgeoning father/son relationship between the two.

Dustin Nguyen’s art continues to amaze. With lettering by Steve Wands, the comic is a visual treat. Nguyen’s style is unique taking an almost water color look to the action. The coloring is beautiful with each page a work of art. Every panel you want to linger on, not just for the characters within but how the color is used. What is and is not present in the panel. There’s also a youthful aspect to Dick that works so well. He looks and feels like a kid. The poses are slightly different than Batman and Alfred. He doesn’t just look like a miniaturized adult. Batman has a weariness about him, not from years of fighting crime but instead dealing with this young kid. The art alone is a reason to get this comic.

Robin and Batman #1 is amazing in every sense. The story is great. The art is beautiful. The combo is unreal. It’s a hell of a debut from two creators who have already set a high bar. One issue in and I’m already demanding more from this team.

Story: Jeff Lemire Art: Dustin Nguyen
Color: Dustin Nguyen Letterer: Steve Wands
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino Launch the Shared Horror Universe – The Bone Orchard Mythos – Coming in 2022

The Eisner Award winning, bestselling creative team that brought fans Gideon Falls and PrimordialJeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino—will grow their empire with the launch of The Bone Orchard Mythos. This shared horror universe of interconnected stories will launch from Image Comics in 2022.

The Bone Orchard Mythos is an ambitious expansion for the powerhouse creative team and will span multiple books and across a variety of different storytelling formats. Each title will tell its own unique, self-contained tale—some as stand-alone hardcover graphic novels, some as miniseries comics, and some as longer format maxiseries comics—but they will all be set within the same world and add to the overall Bone Orchard mythology. 

The team plans to release at least two new titles each year, for the next several years. In Summer 2022 the horrors begin with a hardcover graphic novel titled, The Passageway which follows a geologist sent to a remote lighthouse to investigate a strange phenomenon. In Fall 2022 Lemire and Sorrentino will follow up with a miniseries titled, Ten Thousand Black Feathers, and then another original graphic novel hardcover in 2023 titled Tenement.

The Passageway original graphic novel (ISBN 978-1-5343-2224-0) will be available on Wednesday, June 15 and in bookstores on Tuesday, June 21. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.

Preview: Robin & Batman #1

Robin & Batman #1

Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Dustin Nguyen

The legendary story of Batman and Robin has reached nearly mythic proportions: the crime-fighting Dynamic Duo, always one step ahead of the criminals they pursue and never meeting a case too big. This isn’t that story. This is the story of a young Dick Grayson, newly orphaned, struggling to find his way in a strange, difficult, dark new world…This is the story of Robin and Batman.

The bestselling creative team behind the Eisner-winning Descender, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, reunite in Gotham City to tell the story of a remarkable young man learning to navigate an incredible new world!

Robin & Batman #1

Review: Mazebook #2

Mazebook #2

Mazebook‘s debut was an emotional ride of sadness and loss as a father continues to mourn the loss of his daughter a decade later. For anyone that has lost someone close to them, it’s a relatable read that is hard to not get emotional about in some way. Mazebook #2 continues that emotional journey as Will is convinced his daughter is speaking to him from beyond and urging him to come find her.

Melancholy is the best word to describe Jeff Lemire‘s series. But, it’s a sadness that has a beauty about it as well. Will is convinced his daughter is out there calling him so in the issue seeks out his ex-wife who still has some of the belongings of their child. It’s a meeting full of tension as Elena clearly has understandable issues with Will. It’s also a clear contrast between the two. While Will lingers in the past, Elena has moved on remarrying and having another child.

There’s a lot to ponder between these two characters. Will may be having a breakdown and imagining things. We’re witnessing the end of a slow slide over the past decade. Elena on the other hand has moved on creating a new life for herself. She is still hurting but has focused on a healthier way of handling things.

We’re left with the question as to what’s happening with Will? Is he really experiencing things or is it all in his imagination? Is this his way of grieving the loss of his daughter? It’s all an interesting read as we’re left guessing exactly what’s going on. Does the maze need to be solved and at the end is Will’s acceptance? There’s a lot of ways things can go.

What is an absolute is Jeff Lemire’s fantastic art. With Steve Wands on lettering, Lemire brings his unique style that mixes ink and watercolor like visuals for an almost dreamlike experience at time. The visuals are hauntingly beautiful full of sadness. The weariness of Will and the anger and sadness of Elena are present in every panel. These are characters who wear their emotional tolls on their face and Lemire makes sure that we are aware of every little detail.

Mazebook #2 is an interesting read. Where you are in your life might impact in how you approach the series. As a relatively new father, I read the series and think of it as my worst nightmare. Those who might have lost a child or those with no children are sure to experience it in another way. No matter how you approach it, it’s hard to deny Jeff Lemire is showing why he’s considered one of the current greats.

Story: Jeff Lemire Art: Jeff Lemire Letterer: Steve Wands
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Discover the Wonderful Worlds of Jeff Lemire with the Dark Horse Jeff Lemire Sale!

If you’ve never experienced the amazing writing of Jeff Lemire, here’s your chance to do so and save! The Dark Horse Jeff Lemire Sale featuring 93 releases featuring his writing, all on sale now!

Get Black Hammer, Barbalien, Berserker Unbound and so much more. Single issues are just $0.99 while collections are 50% off.

You have until Monday, September 27 to save!

Black Hammer Vol. 1: Secret Origins

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Discover the Wonderful Worlds of Jeff Lemire with the Dark Horse Jeff Lemire Sale!

If you’ve never experienced the amazing writing of Jeff Lemire, here’s your chance to do so and save! The Dark Horse Jeff Lemire Sale featuring 93 releases featuring his writing, all on sale now!

Get Black Hammer, Barbalien, Berserker Unbound and so much more. Single issues are just $0.99 while collections are 50% off.

You have until Monday, September 27 to save!

Black Hammer Vol. 1: Secret Origins

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Discover the Wonderful Worlds of Jeff Lemire with the Dark Horse Jeff Lemire Sale!

If you’ve never experienced the amazing writing of Jeff Lemire, here’s your chance to do so and save! The Dark Horse Jeff Lemire Sale featuring 93 releases featuring his writing, all on sale now!

Get Black Hammer, Barbalien, Berserker Unbound and so much more. Single issues are just $0.99 while collections are 50% off.

You have until Monday, September 27 to save!

Black Hammer Vol. 1: Secret Origins

This site contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from these sites. Making purchases through these links helps support the site.

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