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Preview: Newthink Vol. 1

Newthink Vol. 1

(W) Gregg Hurwitz (A) Mike Deodato, Keron Grant, Mike Choi, Will Conrad (CA) Lee Loughridge, Marco Lesko
In Shops: Dec 14, 2022
SRP: $9.99

This Black Mirror-style anthology examines the rapid proliferation of technology, the cultural and political polarization of the country, and the technocrats that have driven us to such extremes of thought that we need to present the present as something… futuristic. Each of the five issues is a stand-alone tale with its own art team.

Newthink Vol. 1

A Wasteland of Horrors in Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #2, the next issue in 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, available December 28, 2022. 

Jason Aaron and Alexandre Tefenkgi’s fable of a bleak future continues in Maceo and Mezzy’s childhood years, with nothing but Mezzy’s guidebook and her skills as a wastelander to get them through their dangerous, post-apocalyptic journey. As time passes and they endure the horrors of plastic tornadoes and frozen sludge, Maceo proves to be more than just a burden, and they make a connection where none seemed possible at first. But to their unexpected peril, they might not be as alone as they thought… 

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #2 features main cover art by highly acclaimed illustrator Mike Del Mundo, and variant cover art by famed artists Frany and Peach Momoko.

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #2

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

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

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