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1/6: Graphic Novel answers The Question: What if the January 6 Insurrection Was Successful?

1/6 Graphic Novel

From One Six Comics, 1/6 answers the question “What if the January 6 attacks on the US Capitol succeeded in overthrowing our Democracy?“. Written by Gan Golan and Harvard Law professor Alan Jenkins, it features art by Will Rosado, with colors by Lee Loughridge, and letters by Tom Orzechowski. The graphic novel also features work by comics masters Shawn Martinbrough and Jamal Igle

The first issue of the 4 issue series is coming out early January 2023.

The team is working closely with the Western States Center, an amazing organization that has been on the frontlines of countering White Supremacy for decades.

They’re We looking to raise $10,000 so they can distribute the comic en masse to organizations looking to amplify their critical work. You can support the project through Kickstarter. If the project hits its goal, it’ll be able to print and distribute 5,000 additional copies to organizations and educational institutions.

Preview: Climate Crisis Chronicles

Climate Crisis Chronicles

(W) Ethan Sacks (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Dalibor Talajic
In Shops: Nov 30, 2022
SRP: $9.99

An illustrated feature of ten stories chronicling life on the frontlines of the global climate crisis from the team that brought you Covid Chronicles, journalist Ethan Sacks (Old Man Hawkeye) and illustrator Dalibor Talaji (Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Hotell). From a firefighter battling seasonal forest fires in California to a human rights activist picking up the pieces after a pair of devastating hurricanes in Honduras, Climate Crisis Chronicles puts a human face on the most urgent issue of our age.

Climate Crisis Chronicles

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 sells out and gets a Second Printing

BOOM! Studios has revealed that Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1, an epic post-apocalyptic series from Eisner and Harvey Award winner and New York Times bestselling writer Jason Aaron, artist Alexandre Tefengki with colorist Lee Loughridge, and letterer AndWorld Design, about a love story at the end of the world that’s brutal and nostalgic, whimsical and grounded… and ultimately, timeless. Book One of this epic series, entitled Love in the Wasteland, has sold out at the distributor level the day of release!

Maceo and Mezzy have never met anyone like each other, and they’ll need all the help they can get to survive a planet ravaged by environmental catastrophe. This epic trilogy–each issue overflowing with 30 story pages–spans a lifetime as the dark mysteries of a ruined world and their own stark differences tear at the threads holding Maceo and Mezzy together… Will they, and the earth beneath their feet, ultimately be torn apart? 

In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced  Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 Second Printing, featuring art by highly acclaimed artist Abigail Jill Harding, available in stores December 21, 2022.

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 Second Printing

Review: Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1

Let’s be honest, it feels like there’s a new comic set in an apocalyptical world every week. It’s a genre unto itself at this point. Each attempts to deliver their own spin on the concept or focuses on something to stand out. Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 is exactly that as we’re introduced to a world that looks like garbage has overrun everything and what exactly has happened is a mystery.

Written by Jason Aaron, Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 is an interesting start. Aaron leaves the world as a mystery with the art telling much of that story. Where it stands out is the characters. Aaron keeps things simple initially launching the series as a “buddy road trip” with two characters who don’t initially get along.

There’s a very cute aspect to what Aaron delivers and it’s enhanced by the fact that the world they’re set in is so trashy and depressing. Maceo and Mezzy, our duo, are exactly what you’d expect in this odd couple. One is very socially awkward having been stuck in a building by themself. The other is a hardened warrior who has spent their time surviving in the wasteland. Aaron keeps things pretty basic and expected when it comes to that. But, where Aaron’s writing stands out is the small details for the two. Each has their own quirks and personality that makes it an entertaining read. But more importantly, there’s some tragedy, especially with Maceo, that creates depth. One panel is all it takes for readers to understand Maceo’s quirky personality and feel sorry for the kid.

That panel is delivered by Alexandre Tefenkgi. With color by Lee Loughridge and lettering by Andworld Design, the debut issue is packed with detail. This is a world that looks “lived in”, really destroyed. Garbage is thrown everywhere. Strange creatures stalk our heroes. The technology looks slapped together. It’s visuals packed with detail that makes it all look real and worn down.

Where the comic dips a little is the end. That features art by Nick Dragotta and colorist Rico Renzi. The duo will take over in later issues. The segment gives us a glimpse of what the future holds, an ominous mix of visuals and dialogue that tells us where things are going. The mystery is revealed a bit too soon and this sort of ending feels a bit overused at this point. Still, the art again provides so much detail you want to see how we got to this point. The scars hint at a hell of a story.

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 is an entertaining start. The characters are cute and quirky and the world is packed with detail. While overall it’s not the most original story, it’s a debut that feels like a fleshed out and thought out world. One, with a lot of thought put into it and that should make for an interesting journey to come.

Story: Jason Aaron Art: Alexandre Tefenkgi, Nick Dragotta
Color: Lee Loughridge, Rico Renzi Letterer: Andworld Design
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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It’s a war between gods in Hunt. Kill. Repeat.

It’s Kill Bill meets Clash of the Titans in this all-new series, Hunt. Kill. Repeat., written by Mark London with artists Francesco Archidiacono and Marc Deering, colors by Lee Loughridge, letters by Rus Wooton, and covers by Ryan Kincaid.

The former goddess, Artemis, daughter of Zeus, is caught in a war between gods and mortals. With nothing left to lose, and with help from some old friends, Artemis sets off on a dangerous journey of revenge to kill the gods that wronged her years ago.

Hunt. Kill. Repeat. is slated for release March 2023 from Mad Cave Studios.

Hunt. Kill. Repeat.

Review: Star Trek #400

Star Trek #400

Anyone that’s a fan of Star Trek will tell you just how affected they are by the franchise. One becomes immersed within the first few minutes. It’s far more than a military science fiction thriller but a study of the human condition. Each of the properties have done an amazing job of not just entertaining but discussing relevant issues in society.

There has never been a IP which outright talks about societal ills like Star Trek. It was the first show I watched where I felt like I was not alone. It made being smart feel like you stood out for all the right reasons. In the 400th issue of the long running IDW Publishing comic, Star Trek, a collective of creators come together to tell some tales in this connected universe.

In “Captain’s Log”, we find Kirk as he writes final Captain’s log, as he recalls what would a lifetime of memories. In “Soldier On”, We find O’Brien as he foils a Cardassian spy, alerting their military, that Starfleet is a formidable foe. In “Meanwhile”, Scotty wakes up from a nap to notice that no work has been done, and decides his day is already done. In “A Matter of Choice”,  we find out exactly where Wesley Crusher has been all these years and how did he end up  being a guardian of time. In “Starfleeter”, we find a young Keyla Detmer as she bonds with a young Klingon warrior, eventually becoming friends. In “A Perfect System”, a sentient being name Gary Mitchell realizes the mission of Star Trek makes his existence, none essential, as it is in good hands.  In “Where No Publisher Has Gone Before”, the impact of the franchise in comics is told .

Overall, Star Trek #400 is an excellent tribute to this franchise which has meant so much to so many people. The stories by the different writers is astounding.. The art by the different artists is incredible. Altogether, a worthy tribute  and an excellent addition to the canon.

Story: Chris Eliopoulos, Declan Shalvey, Mike Johnson, Wil Wheaton, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Rich Handley
Art: Luke Sparrow, Seth Damoose, Angel Hernandez, Joe Eisma, Megan Levens, Ramon Rosanas
Color: DC Alonso, Steve Dellasala, Ronda Pattison, Lee Loughridge
Letterer: Jake Wood, Neil Uyetake, Nathan Widick
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Get a look at Jason Aaron and Alexandre Tefenkgi’s Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1, an epic post-apocalyptic series from Eisner and Harvey Award winner and New York Times bestselling writer Jason Aaron, artist Alexandre Tefengki with colorist Lee Loughridge and letterer AndWorld Design, about a love story at the end of the world that’s brutal and nostalgic, whimsical and grounded… and ultimately, timeless. Book One of this epic series, entitled Love In the Wasteland, will be available in stores starting November 23, 2022. 

Maceo and Mezzy have never met anyone like each other, and they’ll need all the help they can get to survive a planet ravaged by environmental catastrophe. This epic trilogy–each issue overflowing with 30 story pages–spans a lifetime as the dark mysteries of a ruined world and their own stark differences tear at the threads holding Maceo and Mezzy together… Will they, and the earth beneath their feet, ultimately be torn apart? 

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 features main cover art by highly acclaimed illustrator Mike Del Mundo, and variant cover art by famed artists Alexandre Tefenkgi with colors by Lee Loughridge, Junggeun Yoon, Jenny Frison, and more.

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1

Review: Star Trek #1

Star Trek #1

The Doctor Who franchise is one that definitely thrives on nostalgia. Each incarnation has brought a whole new actor and different take on the role. As we sit on the precipice of another new doctor inhabiting the role, the newest special took this into account delivering twists and increasing anticipation. We catch Jodie Whittaker on what may be her last appearance in the role and see some past incarnations show up to give her guidance.

This was not the first time that has happened on the show, and it gives longtime viewers the fan service they crave. I wish more shows would capitalize on it, as many fans would appreciate it. One such franchise that plays with this is Star Trek. Over the years, the classic show has embraced more crossovers. In Star Trek #1, we find Sisko as he looks to find out who is killing the gods with the help from crew members from some very familiar Star Trek franchises.

Star Trek #1 begins by taking to us to a very familiar, location, Deep Space Nine. After years among his travels with the gods, Bejanmin Sisko has returned reuniting with his son and the rest of his former crew. The reunion is short as Sisko has a mission he’s been sent back for. Unfortunately, it’s a mission he’s not quite sure about. After seeking out the help from Picard, Sisko puts his crew together. It’s a crew of familiar characters from throughout Star Trek’s history including Data as his First Officer, and Scottie who is how in command of his own ship, the Theseus. The issue delivers an interesting mix of characters from throughout Trek history and a mystery that dives into the franchise’s as well.

Overall, Star Trek #1 is a fun debut issue that will make fans miss Deep Space Nine. The story by Kelly and Lanzing is awesome. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, it’s an excellent team up story that fans will enjoy in the nuances.

Story: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing Art: Ramon Rosanas
Color: Lee Loughridge Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Jenny Frison Covers Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed the cover art by fan favorite artist Jenny Frison for the premiere issue of the first five-issue arc of Once Upon a Time at the End of the World, an epic post-apocalyptic series from Eisner and Harvey Award winner and New York Times bestselling writer Jason Aaron, award-winning artist Alexandre Tefenkgi with colorist Lee Loughridge and letterer AndWorld Design, about a love story at the end of the world that’s brutal and nostalgic, whimsical and grounded… and ultimately, timeless. The first issue of Book One of this epic series, entitled Love in the Wasteland, will be available in stores starting November 23, 2022. 

Maceo and Mezzy have never met anyone like each other, and they’ll need all the help they can get to survive a planet ravaged by environmental catastrophe. This epic 15-issue trilogy spans a lifetime as the dark mysteries of a ruined world and their own stark differences tear at the threads holding Maceo and Mezzy together… Will they, and the earth beneath their feet, ultimately be torn apart? 

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 features main cover art by highly acclaimed illustrator Mike Del Mundo, and variant cover art by famed artist Tefenkgi with colors by Lee Loughridge, Junggeun Yoon, Frison, and more.

Skybound announces The Walking Dead Deluxe, Kroma, and I Hate This Place exclusives for Local Comic Shop Day

Skybound has revealed their three exclusive new limited edition covers debuting as part of Local Comic Shop Day, a celebration of comic stores on Wednesday, November 23.  

Available exclusively in comic book shops, these new variants to The Walking Dead Deluxe #50Kroma #1and I Hate This Place Vol.1 will only be available while supplies last and won’t be reprinted again. 

The Walking Dead Deluxe #50 LCSD Wraparound Variant (AUG228337) features Charlie Adlard’s wraparound cover with an unforgettable full foil treatment. In the now historic 50th issue, Carl fights for survival alone. This deluxe presentation in stunning full color also features another installment of “Cutting Room Floor” and creator commentary celebrating the secret history of the series from Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Dave McCaig

One of the most-anticipated new launches of the season returns with Kroma #1 LCSD Variant (AUG228336) from superstar Lorenzo De Felici, featuring his instantly iconic main series cover with a stunning matte lamination and spot gloss enhancement. Imprisoned in a tower within the walls of the Pale City, Kroma lives her days out in darkness, believing she is the most evil creature alive. However, where her people see a monster, the mysterious orphan Zet sees a human. But if either of them are to survive the city’s strange rituals and customs, they will have to overcome the cruel fate of Kroma…even if it means risking certain death beyond the walls in the jaws of giant lizards and enormous birds of prey.    

And book your vacation to the most frightening place on Earth by getting your copy of I Hate This Place Vol.1 Explicit LCSD Variant (AUG228338), featuring the logo to the series’ original title “Fuck This Place.” After inheriting a farmhouse, Trudy and Gabby are ready to start the next chapter of their lives together…except it’s already home to a mysterious force that’s attracted ghosts, aliens, and all kinds of supernatural beings for decades. Now, Gabby and Trudy must play by the “house rules” in order to survive one of the year’s most acclaimed new series from Kyle Starks, Artyom Topilin, and Lee Loughridge

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