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The weekend is almost here! How many are heading out to see the new Transformers film? Here’s some reviews from around the web to keep you busy this Friday morning.

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Comic Vine – All-New Ghost Rider #4

Talking Comics – All-New Ultimates #4

Comic Vine – Aquaman #32

CBR – Batman #32

Comic Vine – Chew #42

Comic Vine – Deadly Class #6

Comic Vine – Deadpool Vs. Carnage #4

CBR – Dream Thief: Escape #1

Comic Vine – Fantastic Four #6

Comic Vine – The Flash #32

Comic Vine – Larfleeze #12

Comic Vine – Ms. Marvel #5

CBR – Ms. Marvel #5

Comic Vine – New Avengers #20

Comic Vine – Red Lanterns #32

Comic Vine – Savage Hulk #1

Talking Comics – Superman #32

Comic Vine – Superman #32

Comic Vine – Uncanny Avengers #21

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It was new comic book day yesterday. What got everyone excited? What was the best one you read so far?

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Comic Vine – All Star Western #31

ICv2 – All You Need is Kill TPB

Comic Vine – Avengers #30

Comic Vine – Batman #31

Comic Vine – Batman Eternal #8

Comic Vine – Dead Body Road #6

Comic Vine – Deadpool #29

Comic Vine – Empire Vol. 2 #1

Comic Vine – Fantastic Four #5

Comic Vine – Ghostbusters #16

Comic Vine – Harbinger #23

Comic Vine – Larfleeze #11

Comic Vine – Nightwing #30

Comic Vine – Star Wars: Rebel Heist #2

Comic Vine – Thanos Annual #1

CBR – Trees #1

Talking Comics – Trees #1

Comic Vine – Uncanny Avengers #20

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get at their store? If you haven’t gone, what are you planning on getting?

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ICv2 – Soda Pop Minis and CoolMiniOrNot End Publishing Deal – Interesting….

CBR – “Amazing Spider-Man 2” Sets Up Sinister Six, Says Sony Exec – Not sure what I think about the SPOILER

Bleeding Cool – DC Comics To Survey Its Freelancers About Their Concerns – Hopefully it goes better than their other surveys.

CBR – “Sons of Anarchy” EP Joins “Walking Dead” Spinoff – Hmmm.

ICv2 – Over 1300 at GAMA Trade Show – Very cool.

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Comic Vine – All-New Ghost Rider #1

Comic Vine – All-New X-Factor #5

Comic Vine – All-Star Western #29

The Fandom Post – Buffy Season 8 Library Edition Vol. 3

Comic Vine – The Bunker #2

Comic Vine – Dead Body Road #4

Comic Vine – Deadpool #26

Comic Vine – Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #6

Comic Vine – Guardians of the Galaxy #13

Comic Vine – Iron Patriot #1

Talking Comics – Iron Patriot #1

Comic Vine – Larfleeze #9

Comic Vine – Origin II #4

Comic Vine – Red Lanterns #29

Comic Vine – The Sandman: Overture #2

Comic Vine – Silver Surfer #1

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man #30

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #11

Comic Vine – Survive #1

Comic Vine – Uncanny Avengers #18

Comic Vine – The Wake #7

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With Thanksgiving still leaving me stuffed, I get to spend another day off from work stuffed and reading comics! How was everyone’s holiday yesterday? While there wasn’t much news yesterday, there was reviews which you can find below!

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Comic Vine – All-Star Western #25

Comic Vine – Avengers Arena #18

Comic Vine – Deadpool Annual #1

Comic Vine – FF #14

Comic Vine – The Flash #25

Comic Vine – Larfleeze #5

Comic Vine – Letter 44 #2

Comic Vine – Pretty Deadly #2

Comic Vine – Saga #16

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man #22

Pick(s) of the Week: Infinity #6 and so many more.

Infinity_6_Kubert_CoverThis week sees the release of Marvel‘s Infinity #6, the final chapter in their galaxy spanning event written by Jonathan Hickman. While at times the event seemed too big and involving too many moving parts, it’s been overall one of the better events Marvel has released.

While the heroes were away, Thanos has been laying siege to Earth, and now with the Builders defeated, all of Earth’s heroes, and some of the galaxy’s, can focus on the mad tyrant. It’s everyone versus Thanos in what’s likely to be one hell of a drag out fight in this over-sized issue.

Marvel failed in the ending to their last major event, Age of Ultron, turning it into a series of long ads for new comics coming out of it. We’ll see if they correct that last mistake here. But, no matter, this event has changed the Marvel Universe, and it’ll be key to see where it goes next.

Check out below for the rest of our picks.


Top Pick: Black Science #1 (Image) – Image has had a string of hits with their new series and writer Rick Remender is a favorite of mine, so a new series by him, released by Image is a given as a top pick.

Hawkeye #14 (Marvel) – One of my favorite comics out there, and one of the best Marvel releases. Just shows not all super hero comics have to have you fighting over the top villains.

Infinity #6 (Marvel) – Check out the reasons I gave above.

Letter 44 #2 (Oni Press) – Charles Soule’s mix of politics and science fiction is awesome and this second issue is one I’ve been waiting for since the series debut.

Mind MGMT #17 (Dark Horse) – Probably the best series you’re not reading.

Powerpuff Girls #3 (IDW Publishing) – I never really watched the cartoon series, but this comic so far has me beyond entertained with each issue.


Top Pick: Saga #16 (Image Comics) – It’d be a damn shame not to have this at the top of my list. Is there any reason I need to be telling you this?

Infinity #6 (Marvel) – Marvel has been slamming Infinity out of the park, and they’ve ultimately shown me that they have what it takes to incorporate a magnificently vast science-fictional universe into their comics. This is basically Star Wars with superheroes.

Larfleeze #5 (DC Comics) – Keith Giffen is one of my all-time favorite comics writers (albeit, he mostly just does stories while DeMatteis writes), and his Larfleeze is a hilarious, Douglas-Adamsesque take on the weirdest corner of the Green Lantern-verse.

The Goon #44 (Dark Horse) – It’s been a few years since the Goon was around, and this issue is sure to promise a ton of bastardized Spanish grammar. I’m sure there’s a heavy critique of racism and linguistic power there somewhere…

Sledgehammer ’44: Lightning War #1 (Dark Horse) – Mignola’s Sledgehammer is one of the cooler additions to the Mignolaverse, so this shouldn’t be ignored!

Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #6 (Dark Horse) – I’ve chosen this in lieu of a TPB, because it’s a heftier and pricier comic, at $7.99. A collection of stories from and inspired by R.E. Howard’s fantasy world.


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Folks have had a chance to check out new comic releases, what’d everyone get? If you haven’t gone, what do you plan to get this week?

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Bleeding Cool – Kevin Feige Confirms That Black Panther Is “Absolutely In Development” – Wasn’t this already known?

The Beat – Daredevil to End with Issue 36 – Well this is depressing.

The Beat – The Legal View: Court refuses new hearing for the Kirby family – That’s not a good sign.


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Comic Vine – Aquaman #24

CBR – Batman: The Dark Knight #24

Comic Vine – Clone #11

ICv2 – The Cute Girl Network

Comic Vine – Daredevil #32

Comic Vine – Indestructible Hulk #14

Comic Vine – Iron Man #17

Comic Vine – Justice League #24

Comic Vine – Larfleeze #4

Comic Vine – Pretty Deadly #1

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #5

Comic Vine – Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #28

Comic Vine – Uncanny Avengers #13

Comic Vine – Velvet #1

Comic Vine – Venom #42

Talking Comics – Wolverine and the X-Men #37

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So, it was new comic day yesterday. What did everyone pick up?

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CBLDF – South Korean Child Pornography Law Targets Drawings, Animation – Intention good, execution bad.

The Mary Sue – Chinese Military Slams Pacific Rim For Being “American Propaganda” – Ok then.


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Comic Vine – All-Star Western #23

Comic Vine – Aquaman #23

Comic Vine – Avengers Arena #14

Bleeding Cool – Batman/Superman #3

Comic Vine – Journey into Mystery #655

Comic Vine – Justice League #23

Comic Vine – Larfleeze #3

Comic Vine – New Avengers #9

Comic Vine – Red Lanterns #23

Comic Vine – Secret Avengers #8

Comic Vine – Thor: God of Thunder #12

Comic Vine – Uncanny Avengers #11

CBR – X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1

Pick(s) of the Week: American Vampire Anthology #1 and a Bunch More!

AV_ANTHOLOGY_CVRfinal_stwjb2o9tn_There’s a hell of a lot of solid comics out this week, but none fill a fix like American Vampire Anthology #1. American Vampire has been on hiatus for a bit while writer Scott Snyder releases some awesome other comics (*cough* The Wake *cough*). So, to get a chance to get a bit of the mythos, even as an anthology, is quite ok with us.

This special features eight amazing stories set in the world of American Vampire, with “lost tales,” new characters and old favorites. So, don’t miss these stories brought to you by series creators Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque, as well as other awesome comics talent like Becky Cloonan, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Jeff Lemire, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone and many more!

You are cordially invited to a party—to die for!

Catch our full list of picks below!


Top Pick: King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon #4 (Dark Horse) – Conan claws his way from the depths to regain his throne. The inside is as good as the outside’s award-worthy cover art, trust me.

Miss Fury #5 (Dynamite) – There’s something about a seductive billionaire heiress with super powers who battles time traveling nazis that keeps me coming back for more. Can’t quite put my finger on it…

Overtaken #1 (Aspen) – Most Aspen series, much to my dismay, have the same look and feel to me, but this newest one appears different from the rest. While the abducted loved one is a familiar story, I’m anxious to see their take on it.

Uncanny #3 (Dynamite) – The god-awful cover aside, Andy Diggle’s thief-with-powers crime story is a great read, and it’s not too late to start from the beginning.


Top Pick: American Vampire Anthology (Vertigo) – See above as to why I think this’ll be awesome and well worth the price tag.

The Massive #15 (Dark Horse) – Brian Wood continues to knock it out of the park with each issue and somehow the series is only getting better.

Occupy Comics #3 (Black Mask Studios) – Politics = comics = awesome. So much talent packed into one issue.

Overtaken #1 (Aspen) – The $1 price tag should be enough of a reason to pick it up, but Aspen is giving us what seems to be an interesting story about possible abduction by aliens.

Uncanny #3 (Dynamite) – Super powers + crime = this. The first two issues were intriguing and the third really starts to ramp up the storyline and give us an idea as to where it’s going next.


Top Pick: American Vampire Anthology #1 (Vertigo) – I love this series and it’s been torture waiting for it to come back, but this anthology written and illustrated by an amazing list of creators should be a phenomenal way to ease back into the AV world.

Lazarus #3 (Image) – After last month’s excellent world building issue, I can’t wait for this arc to pick up some steam. Plus, we get to meet another Lazarus, and the dynamic between he and Faith should be fascinating.


Top Pick: Batman/Superman #3 (DC Comics) – This has been an incredible, confusing book so far. And, hot damn, what’s Wonder Woman doing?!

Batman, Inc. Special #1 (DC Comics) – With the end of Grant Morrison’s famed and infamous run on Batman, it’s time to see where other writers will take these characters…including Bat-Cow!

Larfleeze #3 (DC Comics) – Keith Giffen is one of my favorite writers, and Larfleeze is funny as hell. If you like Douglas Adams or funny sci-fi, you’ll want to check this out!

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The weekend is almost here, yay! Sadly I won’t be spending it recovering from San Diego Comic-Con or catching up on reading…. sigh….

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Bleeding Cool – Let’s Stop Calling Them Infinite Comics. Let’s Call Them Decampi Comics Instead. – Amen

The Mary Sue – Webb Explains The Decision To Cut Mary-Jane From TASM2 – So the great conspiracy has been overblown, shocker.

Kotaku –Kickstarter Project Canceled After Dude Spends All the Money – That sound is the Kickstarter Bubble starting to burst.

Bleeding Cool – Jamie Foxx Really Wants To Play Spawn And Mike Tyson – Nice.

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Comic Vine – All-Star Western #22

CBR – Batman/Superman #2

Comic Vine – Captain America #9

Comic Vine – The Flash #22

Comic Vine – The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #3

Comic Vine – Larfleeze #2

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1

Pick(s) of the Week: Batman/Superman #2 and Many More!

BatSupeComboCover095956--525x800Welcome to the new pick of the week, where we survey the Graphic Policy team to see what they’re looking forward to this week or what they know will be a solid read. This week, the team has one book among them that they agreed upon, Batman/Superman #2 by DC Comics.

Consistently mentioned by each contributor is Greg Pak’s writing combined with Jae Lee‘s art. The combination is clearly a draw for each of us. Plus, we’re all intrigued to find out what happens next!

Check out below for each team member’s picks and find out what you should be on the lookout for this Wednesday.


Batman/Superman #2 (DC) – Although I wasn’t thrilled with the first book, after hearing the announcement of a Batman/Superman movie at SDCC, I think it’d be smart to give this series a chance.

Lobster Johnson: A Scent of Lotus #1 (Dark Horse) – Seriously looking forward to Mike Mignola’s Hellboy spinoff and cult favorite, Lobster Johnson, in this two part mini series. I give this first book a stellar review in a forthcoming post.

Mass Effect Foundation #1 (Dark Horse) – Most video game to comic book series fail to impress, but they’ve secured Mac Walters, the writer of the second and third Mass Effect games, and I don’t want to pass this up.

Batman The Dark Knight #22 (DC) – I’ve been on a pulp kick lately that’s made me neglect the Caped Crusader. Once I catch up on the Mad Hatter’s finale, I’ll jump into Hurwitz’s latest story arc.

Ghostbusters #6 (IDW Publishing) – Just because I didn’t give I glowing review to the previous issue, doesn’t mean I don’t want to know what happens. I’m willing to stick with it and see what happens as the paranormal investigators reintegrate back into society.


Top Pick: The Massive #14 (Dark Horse) – Brian Wood’s amazing series following the crew of the Kapital and their search for their sister ship in a world devastated by environmental disaster. The current story arc is tense with the threat of further destruction in the shape of nuclear war.

Mind MGMT #13 (Dark Horse) – Matt Kindt’s crazy tale of special agents with amazing powers. The small details in every comic makes the series stand out, not to mention the amazing story telling and Kindt’s art.

Red Team #4 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Garth Ennis’ tale of a team of rogue cops is as gritty and heartbreaking as they come.

Thumbprint #2 (IDW Publishing) – Joe Hill’s horror story (I think) involves a female Iraq War vet. It’s a bit, I Know What You Did Last Summer, but I’m hooked.

Wild Blue Yonder #2 (IDW Publishing) – The first issue caught me off guard and blew me away. An amazing fun story of a world dominated by those who live in the sky. Fun characters and exciting sequences with fantastic art makes this one stand out for me.


Top Pick: Lazarus #2 (Image) – The first issue of Lazarus set up such an engaging world and interesting characters, and I’m interested to find out when the first arc will really begin to pick up steam. Plus, it’s Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, so there’s really no reason you shouldn’t be reading this book.

Batman/Superman #2 (DC) – Come on. Jae Lee drawing Batman. That’s all.

Lobster Johnson: A Scent of Lotus #1 (Dark Horse) – I’ve never read a Lobster Johnson book before, but I’m a sucker for pulp adventure heroes, and Sebastián Fiumara’s art looks absolutely exquisite: grim and detailed when necessary, bold and cartoony a page later. And Dave Stewart is a master colorist.

Mark Waid’s The Green Hornet #4 (Dynamite Entertainment) – I’m so excited for this issue because Mark Waid, in only three issues, has crafted an emotionally complex story, and I just can’t wait to see what happens next.

Rocketeer/Spirit: Pulp Friction #1 (IDW Publishing) – I love the Rocketeer, and I loved Waid’s last Rocketeer mini (Cargo of Doom); it was perfectly ridiculous. I’m really curious to see how this pulp inspired team up works out.


Top Pick: Batman/Superman #2 (DC)—because we need to figure out what the heck that first issue was about! Plus, Greg Pak and Jae Lee make a great team on this strange, singular book with wonderful art and somewhat ominous plotting. The first issue blew me away, and left me wanting exactly this next issue. $3.99.

Gamma One-Shot (Dark Horse)—Ulises Farinas debuts what looks like a sci-fi, Adventure-Timey weird-fest; check this out if you’ve got the extra $2.99.

Larfleeze #2 (DC)—Giffen’s and Kolins’ Douglas-Adams-esque breakout book about the funny-as-Hell Orange Lantern continues with a battle against Laord of the Hunt. $2.99.

Lobster Johnson: A Scent of Lotus #1 (Dark Horse)—Mignola brings back Lobster Johnson to track down the Crimson Lotus, starting off a new mini-series. $3.50.

Superior Spider-Man Team Up #1 (Marvel)—and while Superior Spider-Man #14 (also out this week) is a must have in my opinion, if you’re on a budget you’ll want to check out the beginning of this new team up book which starts with Spidey and the Avengers figuring things out. $3.99.

TPB of the Week: Camelot 3000 (DC)—collecting the 1982-1985 maxi-series of the same name, this TPB presents not only a major piece of DC Comics history, since Camelot 3000 was one of the first direct market series and DC’s first maxi-series (think Brightest Day), but it is also a crazy-cool reimagining of the King Arthur stories, in typical 1980s fashion, mixing the tale with nuclear issues, challenging gender roles, and…aliens! $19.99 (but I ordered it from Amazon for $16.51).

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