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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Hakim's Odyssey Book 3: Macedonia to France

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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 week.

20th Century Men #2 (Image Comics) – The debut issue delivered an intriguing alternate world of war and politics and we really want to see where it all goes.

A.X.E. Judgement Day #5 (Marvel) – The event has exceeded our expectations and it’s desperate times at this point. This issue ends with a shocker and game changer.

Barbaric: Axe to Grind #2 (Vault Comics) – The series has been a fantastic riff on the fantasy genre full of action and laughs.

Batman: One Bad Day – Two-Face #1 (DC Comics) – The series of one-shots put the spotlight on the villains. The first was really good and we’re hoping for much of the same quality for this one.

Bloodshot Unleashed #1 (Valiant) – A mature Bloodshot series? Yeah, we’re game for it.

Crashing #1 (IDW Publishing) – A medical drama involving superheroes. We’re into the concept.

Crazy Food Truck Vol. 2 (VIZ Media) – The first issue was awesome action and characters. It’s a great twist on the apocalyptic setting that has us pumped to read more.

Creepshow #1 (Image Comics/Skybound) – The tv series comes to comics. Horror fans will want to check this out.

Doughnuts and Doom (IDW Publishing) – Being a teenage witch-or rock star-is tougher than it looks! Flying brooms and electric guitars set hearts aflame in this fantastically fizzy graphic novel.

Hakim’s Odyssey Book 3: Macedonia to France (Graphic Mundi) – The final book in the trilogy, the graphic novels have followed Hakim’s journey as a refugee as he attempts to find peace and safety.

Justice Warriors #4 (AHOY Comics) – The series has been amazing at its satire and delivers a lot to chew on as it has its sights on so much of today’s issues.

Phenomena Vol. 1 Golden City of Eyes (Abrams ComicArts) – Brian Michael Bendis’ original graphic novel series. We definitely want to see what this is all about.

Solo Leveling Vol. 5 (Yen Press) – This mahnwa about dungeon crawling with a twist has been amazing with every release. Great action, growth, art, it has it all.

Stuff of Nightmares #1 (BOOM! Studios) – An original comic series from R.L. Stine? You have our attention.

Vanish #1 (Image Comics) – The highly anticipated indie debut from Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman.

X-Terminators #1 (Marvel) – Jubliee. Boom-Boom. Dazzler. That alone we’re in for this one.

Preview: Justice Warriors #4

Justice Warriors #4

(W) Matt Bors
(A) Ben Clarkson
Cover A: Ben Clarkson
Cover B: Matt Bors
September 21, 2022
$4.99

Continuing the smash-hit miniseries co-created by Pulitzer nominee Matt Bors! The Prince of Bubble City, feeling unpopular, orders helicopters to drop pallets of cash on the impoverished Uninhabited Zone, stirring its denizens into chaos. That, and the onslaught of the revolutionary Libra Gang, add up to another lousy shift for UZ cops Swamp and Schitt.

Justice Warriors #4

Review: Justice Warriors #3

Justice Warriors #3

Desperate mutants riot in the Uninhabited Zone! Swamp and Schitt and their fellow riot police fight back! No one in charge knows what to do about it—until the pampered Prince of Bubble City gets one of his terrible ideas! Justice Warriors #3 continues a series that’s laugh out loud funny and amazing in how much it skewers our modern society.

Written by Matt Bors and Ben Clarkson, Justice Warriors #3 is another amazing issue and maybe the best one yet. Broken police, idiotic fiscal policy, new age hippies, and so much more is torn apart for laughs. And it’s really funny. I found myself laughing out loud multiple times in the issue as it gets better and better as the issue progresses.

Bors and Clarkson do an amazing job of taking so many of our society’s ills and giving them the middle finger. The duo take so much of what we know is going on and just eviscerates the logic behind it while delivering laughs. The police are utterly corrupt and worthless. The government leadership too. There’s about 5 years worth headlines shat on and made fun of in this issue alone. And it’s all deserved and then some.

But, most importantly the two creators can keep things fun. The comic is entertaining and delivers laughs. And it plays with expectations at times to do all of the above. A character’s last name creates one of the best punchlines of the issue while at the same time challenging standards of society and our ingrained expectations. Or, you can just enjoy the laugh.

Clarkson’s are is fantastic as usual. With color by Felipe Sobreiro and lettering by Bors, the visuals are as much of the joke as the writing. There’s so much detail and every character adding to the world and story. There’ a lot of thought put into all of that to help land the jokes and build the world. The visuals, like the story, features layers where you can enjoy them on the surface or dive deeper for an exploration of further meaning.

And as with AHOY comics, there’s extras including a single page comic strip from Bors and an essay written by John Ficarra and art by Carol Lay. It’s all a bonus considering how good the main comic is.

Justice Warriors #3 is another amazing issue and some of the smartest writing on the shelf right now. It delivers laughs and witty satire in a unique and entertaining package.

Story: Matt Bors, Ben Clarkson, John Ficarra Art: Ben Clarkson, Carol Lay
Color: Felipe Sobreiro Letterer: Matt Bors
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

AHOY Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: Zeus ComicscomiXology/Kindle

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

DO A POWERBOMB #3

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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 week.

20th Century Men #1 (Image Comics) – Mixing history, politics, and comic book mythology into something totally new. The concept of the comic has us intrigued.

Alice Guy: First Lady of Film (SelfMadeHero) – The true story of the first woman director who helped defined the movie industry.

Avengers 1,000,000 BC #1 (Marvel) – The series promises to add a lot to the Marvel mythoes and some big changes for some characters.

A.X.E.: Death to Mutants #1 (Marvel) – The event so far has been solid. Will its spin-off comics be just as good?

Barbaric: Axe to Grind #1 (Vault Comics) – The series has been excellent so far with a nice twist on the fantasy genre.

Batman: One Bad Day – Riddler #1 (DC Comics) – We’re getting some intriguing comics spotlighting DC villains and the Riddler kicks it off!

Black Adam #3 (DC Comics) – An intriguing series that’s been redefining the character.

Crash & Troy #1 (A Wave Blue World) – Mercenaries must clean up their mess after they set a dictator free during a jailbreak.

Daredevil #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was amazing. It’s a new direction for Daredevil that builds on what’s been happening and paving a whole new adventure.

Dark Spaces: Wildfire #2 (IDW Publishing) – A very unique comic that has a crew of firefighters deciding to rob a local house.

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #2 (DC Comics) – The event has been amazing so far and these spin-off issues have been adding a lot.

Do a Powerbomb #3 (Image Comics) – This wrestling comic has been amazing so far and we can’t wait to read the next issue. One of the best this year.

Entropy #1 (Heavy Metal Magazine) – Henry Hanks had a good life, until he betrayed KAKO, the living embodiment of chaos and misery! With his whole world destroyed, Henry is killed and reborn as the newest herald of Kako, with the power to destroy entire worlds in his master’s name.

Heart Eyes #1 (Vault Comics) – Rico met Lupe, the girl of his dreams. But how did she get here? And why is she smiling? It’s love at the end of humanity.

Justice Warriors #3 (Ahoy Comics) – Just brilliant satire about today’s society like policing and politics.

The Last Shadowhawk #1 (Image Comics) – Celebrating 30 years of Image!

My Life Beyond Vaccines (Mayo Clinic Press) – Graphic medicine focusing on vaccines and the importance of our greatest protection against disease.

Save it For Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest (Abrams Comicarts) – A collection of seven comics essays from Nate Powell.

Trve Kvlt #1 (IDW Publishing) – Marty has the idea for a perfect heist but after stealing a supernatural weapon from a cult, things will be way above his minimum-wage pay grade.

Preview: Justice Warriors #3

Justice Warriors #3

(W) Matt Bors
(A) Ben Clarkson
Cover A: Ben Clarkson
Cover B: Matt Bors
August 17, 2022
$4.99

Continuing the outrageous series by Pulitzer-nominee Matt Bors and filmmaker Ben Clarkson. Desperate mutants riot in the Uninhabited Zone! Swamp & Schitt and their fellow riot police fight back! No one in charge knows what to do about it—until the pampered Prince of Bubble City gets one of his terrible ideas!

Justice Warriors #3

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Detective Comics #1062

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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 week.

Ant-Man #1 (Marvel) – It’s Ant-Man throughout the years!

Book of Shadows #1 (Valiant) – The mystic heroes of the Valiant Universe come together to take on a major threat.

DC Mech #1 (DC Comics) – A twist on the DC world as the heroes we know pilot mechs to take on threats. In this case, a strange alien from a dying world.

Detective Comics #1062 (DC Comics) – A new creative team takes on the series and the art looks great. Definitely worth checking it out to hop on.

Gambit #1 (Marvel) – Chris Claremont takes us back to when Gambit was hanging out with a young Storm.

Kaiju Score: Steal from the Gods #4 (AfterShock) – The kaiju has woken up and at this point we have no idea how our thieves are getting out of there and how the kaiju will be stopped before it destroys the world.

The Naughty List #4 (AfterShock) – A fun twist on Santa Claus. We now know who has the naughty list, now it’s time for some violence to get it back!

Public Domain #2 (Image Comics) – The debut was an interesting meta story about rights to characters and the adaptation of comic creations to the screen. It’s a layered drama in comic form.

Something is Killing the Children #25 (BOOM! Studios) – A universe is being built between the two series as the OG hits a big publishing number!

The Variants #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was fantastic and left us guessing as to whether Jessica Jones was losing her mind or this is a multiverse adventure.

Review: Justice Warriors #2

Justice Warriors #2

Reality is pretty insane right now. Things look bleak. They get weirder by the day. It’s a tragedy within a comedy within a tragedy. Thankfully we have some brilliant people out there who have no issue finding the absurd and skewering it in so many ways. Justice Warriors #2 continues its quest to needle so much of the utter bullshit.

Written by Matt Bors and Ben Clarkson, Justice Warriors #2 continues as Swamp and Schitt must deal with the riots occurring around the city. First, due to a plot to drive record sales to spur the economy. Then, having to do with bread and speculation. In between that we get digs into Crypto/NFTs, “special months”, and so much more.

Justice Warriors #2 takes the insanity and ramps it up to massive levels. While the first issue gave us a scheme to drive record sales and for elected officials to profit off of that, this one shifts the focus to even more insane investments, this time dealing with bread. It’s hard to not think about Crypto and NFTs while reading either of these plots. At times you can swear you’ve heard the same pitches about each of those. But, at least bread has a use, unlike digital goods.

Then there’s the constant “special causes” that are promoted. With an arrest you get a cancer screening. A gun is green due to mental health awareness. It’s all small mocking of our commodification and exploitation of causes. Small jokes that have clear targets. And of course Bors and Clarkson just one-up each reference with an even more absurd next one.

The art is as much of the joke as anything else. Each scene is packed with visuals that’ll get you to pause and try to pick up on every small detail. This is a wacky world where mutants are plenty and every detail is a specific choice. It’s interesting to look and try to figure out the visual decisions that were made and how they enhance not just the story and jokes but the whole point that’s being made.

As with AHOY Comics, the issue has a lot of extras including a one page comic done totally by Borrs as well as two prose entries. They’re all nice additions to the comic and feel like a bonus but this comic is sold by the main comic all by itself, it’s that solid.

Justice Warriors #2 does a fantastic job of delivering laughs while skewering our society. It works as a mad camp of a cop story that goes in directions that are completely unexpected. The creative team delivers a read where you have no idea what they’re going to punch next and what jokes are coming.

Story: Matt Bors, Ben Clarkson, Kirk Vanderbeek, Robert Jeschonek
Art: Ben Clarkson, Matt Bors, Peter Bagge
Color: Felipe Sobreiro Letterer: Matt Bors

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

AHOY Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: Zeus ComicscomiXology/Kindle

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Barbaric: Harvest Blades

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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 week.

Above Snakes #1 (Image Comics) – The series brings together Western tropes and good ole American vengeance from the creators of The Few and Thumbs.

AXE: Eve of Judgement #1 (Marvel) – Kicking off the big event of the summer for Marvel. The opening round of the Eternals battle against the people of Krakoa begins here.

Barbaric: Harvest Blades (Vault Comics) – The first volume was great with a fun take on the fantasy genre that delivered a lot of action and some good humor.

By the Horns: Dark Earth #2 (Scout Comics) – For those that enjoy fantasy, this is a must. It’s a great mix of magic and tech as magic is all out of whack and the world is in danger.

Cities of Magick #3 (Scout Comics) – The first two issues have been intriguing building up the world as magic now rules and technology is a thing of the past. It’s an interesting flip on the magic vs. tech story we’ve seen before.

Daredevil #1 (Marvel) – The next phase of Daredevil’s story begins here as the two go international and shift their focus on The Hand. You know this will eventually have the two having to take on the Punisher.

Dogs of London #3 (AfterShock) – We went in expecting a series about former gangsters haunted by their pasts but what’s been teased shows this is so much more. We’re stumped and want to know what’s going on.

Eight Billion Genies #3 (Image Comics) – The comic has been great so far. The ideas are wild but it’s also intelligently kept things focused as the world deals with everyone having a genie and a wish.

Flavor Girls #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A Magical Girl story with an environmental twist.

Justice Warriors #2 (AHOY Comics) – The first issue was great satire taking on the police and so much more. We want more of the same and hoping for exactly that. Skewer away!

Rogues #3 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – The series has been a twisted heist story as the Rogues go for one last big one. It’s been amazing so far and a must for those that love the characters or that type of story.

X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 (Marvel) – Last year’s event was a big deal so expect the same here.

Preview: Justice Warriors #2

Justice Warriors #2

(W) Matt Bors
(A) Ben Clarkson
Cover A: Ben Clarkson
Cover B: Matt Bors
July 13, 2022
$4.99

The outrageous series that’s “just the perfect amount of demented” (Bill Oakley, The Simpsons) continues! Bullets fly and profits fall as one financial bubble comes crashing down—inciting riots in the Uninhabited Zone—and a worse one rises to take its place! Veteran cop Swamp and rookie Schitt must patch up their differences and restore order in the frantic minutes before the second bubble collapses!

Justice Warriors #2

Around the Tubes

Justice Warriors #1

It’s new comic book day! What are you all getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Beat – DC Comics moves offices again – and workers are returning – One day we’ll visit. One day.

Reviews

CBR – Batman: The Adventures Continue Season 2
CBR – The Jurassic League #2
The Beat – Justice Warriors #1
Atomic Junk Shop – Pixels of You
CBR – Young Justice: Targets #1

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