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Preview: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card Collection

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card Collection

writer: Jim Butcher, Mark Powers
artist: Carlos Gomez
cover: Carlos Gomez
FC • 144+ pages • $24.99 • Teen+
COLLECTS ISSUES 1-6!

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files saga continues in this original and in-continuity graphic novel, featuring a never-before-told story set after the bestselling novel White Night and graphic novel Down Town! A bizarre double murder draws the interest of Chicago’s only wizard-for-hire. But as Harry Dresden begins his investigation, the clues lead to troubling conclusions about the possible perpetrator, and set him on a path that will place him in the middle of a conflict between the city’s three most powerful factions — a conflict that could engulf all of Chicago!

AN ORIGINAL, IN-CONTINUITY TALE!

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Preview: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card #6

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card #6

writer: Jim Butcher, Mark Powers
artist: Carlos Gomez
cover: Carlos Gomez
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The conclusion! Trickster demigod Puck has cut a swath of paranoia and destruction through Chicago, setting the White Court of Vampires against the Mob against the Police. If Puck is to be defeated, Harry Dresden is going to have to convince these three factions to work together. But with each sensing a chance to cripple their opponents, is this even possible?

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Preview: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card #5

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card #5

writer: Jim Butcher, Mark Powers
artist: Carlos Gomez
cover: Carlos Gomez
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

It’s open war in Chicago between the police, the White Court, and the mafia network run by “Gentleman” Johnny Marcone! While Karrin Murphy recovers from her own confrontation with Puck, Harry must face off against the far more powerful being. Harry will need help from friends and enemies alike to prevent the demented fae from completing his masterpiece of pandemonium — but is it already too late?

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Batman #5Wednesdays 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!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

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

Shay

Top Pick: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1 (DC Comics) – I have long held the belief that for a very long time Birds of Prey is the one of the only DC comics that I religiously read. They’re like an all female Avengers , the story arcs are killer and it oozes girl power on every page. My deep connection with the comic made me watch every episode of that gawd awful TV show on the WB in the hopes that it would be less campy and get renewed. This new issue ushers in the Shawna & Julie Benson era and I’m excited to read it. There hasn’t been a women at the helm of these crime-fighting ladies since 2010 when Gail Simone was running the show. This story arc focuses on Oracle and her stolen identity. It gets bonus points because the women at the helm are TV writers who’ve written for The CW, where most of the DC Universe lives on the small screen, and this brings out all the hope I have for a TV reboot that is worth watching. It’s my top pick of the week because TV show or not, it’s good to get in on the ground floor of what I’m sure will be an interesting story arc.

Amelia Cole Versus The End of Everything (IDW Publishing) – Amelia Cole has an existence that straddles the line between Magic & Tech. There’s something pretty rad about having a woman being a total bad ass using her mind & strength over sex appeal to save the day and make a change. If you aren’t all caught up on the story , this is the last one so it’s a good gateway graphic novel to get you hooked enough to go back and read the whole story from the very beginning. We all need a little intrigue in our lives and there’s something kind of awesome about adding monsters to a story about fighting the power.

Black Widow #6 (Marvel) – The art is wicked good in this issue following the Black Widow in her Civil War II adventures and, the story is nothing to scoff at. Secrets are going to be tumbling out of her closet and there’s a possible Invincible Iron Man showdown in the mix. I can’t wait to see how this all plays out on the pages and on the screen. Grab some popcorn and brace yourself for what I’m sure will be an exciting read.

 

Alex

Top Pick: Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #10 (Valiant) – As the fantastic Labyrinth comes to a close with what promises to be a bloody conclusion, I’m already looking ahead and wondering what seeds Robert Venditti has already planted for the future. This is easily one of my favourite series on the racks every week, and a large part of that is because of the way Venditti has carefully crafted the story over the past ten issues to culminate here (at least in part, I’m sure). I’ll have more to say in my review, but me expectations are pretty high at this point.

Batman #5 (DC Comics) – Speaking of high expectations: Tom King and David Finch’s Batman is one of the many great things coming from DC post Rebirth, and the tale of the rise and fall of two young heroes has me thoroughly enraptured.

Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Wild Card #5 (Dynamite Entertainment) – I gotta say that this miniseries has surprised me. I never expect to enjoy the Dresden comics a much as I do – I still prefer the books, but the comics aren’t far off.

Klaus #7 (BOOM! Studios) – Seems a little odd reading about Santa in August, but at this point his yearly visit is only four months away.  Grant Morrison’s origin story is coming to a close, which is bittersweet, but I’m looking forward to finally getting to finish the story.

Superman #5 (DC Comics) – Apparently, I’m a Superman fan post-Rebirth. Who knew?

 

Anthony

Top Pick: Black Hammer #2 (Dark Horse Comics) – The first issue of Black Hammer was a strong beginning to an intriguing premise that, though this is a story with superheroes, is more about dealing with the glory of fame being a thing of the past. It will be really interesting to see what Lemire, Ormston and Stewart do with these characters whom bask in the nothingness of the present or remain stuck in their own ‘golden days’.

Descender #14 (Image Comics) – This current arc has progressed the plot in a slower pace but has been a treat so far. Lemire with Nguyen’s gorgeous artwork, have been diving into the backstory of a couple different characters. Each of the covers reveals whom is to be of focus for that issue and from the looks of this issue, Bandit, the loveable pet-bot will be front and center.

The Wicked + The Divine #22 (Image Comics) – The finale to the current arc arrives and there is sure to be blood shed and tears wept by fans. This arc has been particularly brutal, upping the violence as the Gods continue to duke it out with Minerva being the focus for both sides.

Black Widow #6 (Marvel) – Thankfully, Black Widow is one of the few titles not really affected or tied-in to the Civil War II event (at least yet). It has been a continuously fun, emotional, and adventurous ride so far with the creative team having yet to really falter at all. The Weeping Lion has finally shown his cards and revealed a myriad of still unknown but potentially dangerous information with Black Widow being heavily involved.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Batman #5 (DC Comics) – I’ve read this issue already and holy crap is it amazing. This doesn’t feel like a Batman issue. This feels like the finale to an epic DC event. It’s that grand in scope and just fantastic from beginning to end. I actually wish there was more to the issue it’s that cinematic and such a good read.

Briggs Land #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – A solid debut issue that introduces us to a family that resembles a certain Bundy family.

Garth Ennis’ Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass #2 (Dynamite Entertainment) – I love noir/crime/cop stories and this series which focuses on crooked cops by Garth Ennis should scratch that itch for folks. The first volume was fantastic and this second one kicked off in a good way.

Horizon #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue of this series was really intriguing. The concept is aliens retaliating against Earth for Earth’s aggressions towards them. Great concept. Solid execution so far.

Polar Vol. 3 No Mercy For Sister Maria (Dark Horse Comics) – If you’ve read the first two volumes, you know why this is on my list. Victor Santos’ series is pure action full of hit-men and mercenaries and femme fatales. It also looks amazing. A must get for folks, you won’t be disappointed.

Preview: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card #4

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card #4

writer: Jim Butcher, Mark Powers
artist: Carlos Gomez
cover: Carlos Gomez
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The major factions of Chicago—the police, the White Court of Vampires, and “Gentleman” Johnny Marcone’s underworld network—are officially at war! At the heart of the conflict is the malevolent, psychotic Puck. Why he’s turned these forces against each other is a mystery. A bigger one is how Harry is going to track him down and defeat him while his city is engulfed in violence. Seeking the help of an even more powerful entity may be his only choice…

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Preview: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card #3

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card #3

writers: Jim Butcher, Mark Powers
artist: Carlos Gomez
cover: Carlos Gomez
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Inexplicable bloodshed has erupted in Chicago. Who or what is responsible? While Harry and Thomas struggle with why someone would frame the White Court for the murder of two girls, and “Gentleman” Johnny Marcone learns that one of his men has been assassinated, Karrin Murphy must confront the true source of all this chaos… alone! And while Murphy has always proved resourceful and tough as nails, her opponent is immortal, immensely powerful, and quite insane.

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Preview: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card #2

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card #2

writers: Jim Butcher, Mark Powers
artist: Carlos Gomez
cover: Carlos Gomez
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

A mysterious supernatural threat has invaded the Windy City, commanding the attention of Harry Dresden. Yeah, yeah — what else is new? Well, this one seems to be able to instantaneously extract the life force of its victims… a very rare ability that compels Harry to seek an audience with Lara Raith, head of House Raith and the White Court. Meanwhile, another powerful Chicago faction is targeted…

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Preview: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card #1

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card #1

writer: Jim Butcher, Mark Powers
artist: Carlos Gomez
cover: Carlos Gomez
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Jim Butcher’s worldwide bestselling Dresden Files saga continues in this original limited series! Set in the aftermath of the novel White Night and comic series Down Town, a bizarre double murder draws the interest of Chicago’s only wizard for hire. But as Harry Dresden begins his investigation, the clues lead to troubling conclusions about the possible perpetrator, and set him on a path that will place him in the middle of a conflict between the city’s three most powerful factions—a conflict that could engulf all of Chicago!

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