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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Lords of Misery

Wednesdays (and now 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.

American Vampire 1976 #3 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – A great return to this series so far that brings the action with each issue.

Batman: Black & White #1 (DC Comics) – A new anthology series from some top talent all giving their spin on the world of Batman.

Byte-Sized #1 (AWA Studios) – Horror comes to the holidays in this new series from writer Cullen Bunn!

Comic Book History of Animation #1 (IDW Publishing) – A new series focusing on the filmmakers and beloved characters of the past century and a half.

Crossover #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue was a lot of fun as the world of comics bled over into the real world causing all sorts of comics. The first issue felt like a love letter to comics and we’re excited to see where it all goes.

Heroes at Home #1 (Marvel) – We’ve been locked up due to COVID for much of the year so how are Marvel’s heroes dealing with it?

Home Sick Pilots #1 (Image Comics) – A brand new horror series that we’re excited to check out.

Legacy of Mandrake the Magician #3 (Red 5 Comics) – A great update to the classic character that has us excited for every issue. A solid series so far.

Mighty Morphin #2 (BOOM! Studios) – The first issue was such a solid re-introduction to the property with a direction that’s great for new and old readers. What’s next? We want to see!

King in Black: Namor #1 and Venom #31 (Marvel) – The opening issue of King in Black was solid and exceeded our expectations. These are the next two tie-ins and we really want to see where this goes from here and if the quality continues.

Locke & Key/Sandman: Hell & Gone #0 (IDW Publishing) – If you think you can unlock the gates of Hell and just invite yourself in, you must be Dreaming! The Sandman Universe crossover begins here. We’re… intrigued.

Lords of Misery (Albatross Funnybooks) – This standalone story reveals the adventure the Goon, along with several other mysterious figures, found himself entangled in after he departed the Nameless Town.

Scarenthood #2 (IDW Publishing) – The first issue took us by surprise and got us to laugh and gave some good scares too. A definite under-the-radar series that fans of horror should check out.

SWORD #1 (Marvel) – The Mutant nation of Krakoa has dominated Earth and now they’re taking their mission to space with the newly reformed SWORD.

Warhammer 40K: Marneus Calgar #3 (Marvel) – The last issue caught us off guard so we’re excited to see what else this series will throw at fans of Warhammer 40K.

Preview: Mighty Morphin #2

Mighty Morphin #2

(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Marco Renna (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Two New Series. Two New Teams. The UNLIMITED POWER ERA continues as shocking secrets of The New Green Ranger are revealed!

Zordon enlists Billy’s help as the Mighty Morphin team deals with a shocking betrayal by the Power Rangers team.

As the Mighty Morphin team remains fractured, Zedd launches his latest attack – and only The New Green Ranger stands in his way.

But none of them realize they’ve walked into a trap, courtesy of Zedd’s new powers!

Mighty Morphin #2

Review: Mighty Morphin #1

Mighty Morphin #1

Growing up, I didn’t watch Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I was just a bit on the outside of its age range and the campy nature of it wasn’t something that really interested me. I’ve seen the enthusiasm for the show and property from numerous friends and have always wondered what the attraction was. At this point, Power Rangers feels almost too overwhelming to dive in to. But, from time to time I’ve checked in on the comics in an attempt to. And, each time I’ve been impressed with what I’ve read. Mighty Morphin #1 kicks off a new era for the series, an era of ultimited power! It also felt like a good opportunity to dive in and see what I’ve been missing.

Writer Ryan Parrott takes us into this new era focused on the mystery of the new Green Ranger. Also swirling is Zordon’s past which looks like it’ll come into play. Without knowing much about recent Power Rangers history the comic just feels like any other Power Rangers story to me. There’s the mystery of a Ranger as the main draw and it’s something that’s familiar to me. It’s one of the few episodes of the original television show I remember. And, in that way, it all feels like I’ve seen it before. But, it’s also done really well.

Parrott gives us more than Power Ranger action, there’s a focus on the team and their every day life. There’s a lot of characters to juggle around but the every day life of each is on display and we get to see them act like teenagers and be out of uniform. There is a lot juggled around at times though and I found myself getting mixed up by a couple of characters who look similar in design.

The art by Marco Renna is solid though. There’s a few issues I have with a couple of characters that look a bit too similar. But, overall the balance between action and the quieter moments is good. Renna is joined by Walter Baiamonte and Katia Ranalli on color and lettering by Ed Dukeshire. The look of the comic works and works well and there’s some really dynamic moments when it comes to the fight scenes. What also stands out is the body and facial language of the characters. You really get a sense of how they feel and their positioning and small details makes the non-action focused scenes jump out and be a bit more than a bunch of talking heads. There’s something dynamic about it.

Mighty Morphin #1 is a good start. It’s a debut that is familiar but still good. Even not being a Power Rangers fan or regular reader or viewer, the story and issue feels like something I’ve seen before. But, it’s still a really solid debut that’s done to a high quality. For new readers, it’s a solid introduction to the Power Rangers. For long-time fans, there’s a lot teased they should be excited for. Overall, it has something for everyone.

Story: Ryan Parrott Art: Marco Renna
Color: Walter Baiamonte, Katia Ranalli Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
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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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

U.S.Agent #1

Wednesdays (and now 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.

Black Widow #3 (Marvel) – The first two issues have been fantastic and we’re expecting more as we figure out what exactly is going on with a now domestic and married Black Widow.

Crossover #1 (Image Comics) – We’ve read the first issue and it lives up to the hype. Comic characters have crossed over into the real world and caused a seismic shift in everything. Read our review then make sure to get this comic this week.

Happy Hour #1 (AHOY Comics) – It’s a future America where everyone has to be happy… it’s the law. The concept is intriguing and unique. We’ve read the first issue and it definitely stands out as something different from everything else on the shelf.

La Diabla #1 (Albatross Funnybooks) – It’s Eric Powell… that alone has us wanting to check this out. Who’s La Diabla? She’s a “fuel injected Latina suicide machine sent to strike down the unroadworthy!” Yeah… sold.

Mighty Morphin #1 (BOOM! Studios) – It’s a whole new era for the Power Rangers… Unlimited Power! Who’s the new Green Ranger? Find out!

Origins #1 (BOOM! Studios) – It’s a thousand years since artificial intelligence killed humans but they’ve brought back to life the person who created the technology that destroyed humanity. Can he restore humanity and stop the AI overlords he created?

Pantomime #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – Kids committing crimes seems to be a popular theme for comics lately and this latest entry has some unique aspects to it, like it taking place at a school for deaf children, has us wanting to check it out.

Red Atlantis #1 (AfterShock) – It’s election day and violence has popped up in various locations across the United States. What’s behind this mystery? Is it the Russians!? The first issue has a very X-Files vibe about it.

Savage Circus #1 (Heavy Metal Magazine) – A gang of criminals descends into a town on Christmas Eve but in their escape, they let loose dangerous circle animals who now terrorize a town!

Sweet Tooth: The Return #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – Jeff Lemire’s beloved series is back with a whole new volume! It’s a fresh start for new readers and of course long time fans can dive in and return to the characters they love.

Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Hush #1 (DC Comics) – These “what if” stories have been great so far and in this one, Bruce goes to live with his friend Tommy Elliot instead of being taken care of by Alfred.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika II #1 (IDW Publishing) – Jennika has been a hit character and the breakout character is getting a second miniseries. The first was a solid read and we’re expecting much of the same for this.

U.S.Agent #1 (Marvel) – Christopher Priest is writing with Georges Jeanty art in this miniseries that has John Walker now operating as an independent contractor. Priest writing this makes it a must-read and buy for us.

Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story (DC Comics) – A new graphic novel about a young Victor Fries meeting Nora Kumar. It’s a tragic tale about living life to the fullest and what it truly means to love…and to let go. These graphic novels from DC have been amazing so far and this one has us really excited to read it.

The Walking Dead Deluxe #2 (Image Comics/Skybound)The Walking Dead is back and now in color with extras but it’s reading this series in the age of COVID that’s the most intriguing thing about it right now.

Wolverine: Black, White, & Red #1 (Marvel) – We’ve read the first issue of this anthology and it’s a fantastic start. It’s definitely mature and full of action but each story is a top-notch read. Well worth picking up and a solid comic you can just read and enjoy and not have to read anything else. Check out our review.

Preview: Mighty Morphin #1

Mighty Morphin #1

(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Marco Renna (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
In Shops: Nov 04, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Two New Series, Two New Teams – The UNLIMITED POWER Era Begins HERE- but who is the NEW Green Ranger and are they friend… or foe?

Superstar writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and rising star artist Marco Renna send the Mighty Morphin team on a collision course with an even deadlier Lord Zedd, who has a new mission and a new motivation – one that will change everything you thought you knew about our heroes!

But even if the Mighty Morphin team can all find a way to survive Zedd and their mysterious new enemies, they may discover the greatest threat to their future is the shocking secret of Zordon’s past!

The next big epic begins here, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike.

Mighty Morphin #1

BOOM! Studios Announces Exclusive Foil Variant Covers for Local Comic Shop Day 2020

BOOM! Studios has unveiled the five exclusive full foil variant covers available on Local Comic Shop Day 2020, taking place on Wednesday, November 25 at participating comics retailers. To find your participating local comic shop, visit the official website.

These five instantly collectible covers feature full foil treatments of the below hotly-anticipated issues from superstar artists:

  • Mighty Morphin #1 by Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Power Rangers #1 by Peach Momoko (Spider-Man)
  • Dune: House Atreides #2 by artist JG Jones (Wanted
  • Lumberjanes #75 by artist and series co-writer Kat Leyh (Snapdragon)
  • Something is Killing the Children #1, a very special reprint of the first issue of the Eisner-nominated phenomenon, by series artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) with colors by Giovanna Niro (The Crow: Memento Mori). 

Local Comic Shop Day is an annual event that began in 2014, conceived and implemented by ComicsPRO, the only trade organization dedicated to the progress of direct market comic book retailers, to call attention to locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their unique and vital role as the primary fire-starters of pop culture. Pop Culture begins in your Local Comic Shop!

The Power Rangers Find Unlimited Power in November

BOOM! Studios has announced an exciting new series premiere, Mighty Morphin #1, from superstar writer Ryan Parrott and rising star artist Marco Renna, as they launch the first of two all-new series with two all-new teams in November 2020.

A new Mighty Morphin team has assembled to take on the deadliest threats to Earth – but who is the All New Green Ranger by their side?

The new Mighty Morphin team is on a collision course with an even deadlier Lord Zedd, who has a new mission and a new motivation – one that will change everything you thought you knew about our heroes! But even if the Mighty Morphin team can find a way to survive Zedd and their mysterious new enemies, they may discover the greatest threat to their future is the shocking secret of Zordon’s past! A new Mighty Morphin epic begins here, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike.

Welcome to the “Unlimited Power” era.

Fans who attend the BOOM! Studios Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Future is Now Panel on July 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm PT on the Comic-Con@Home website will get a very special preview of never-before-seen art as well as behind-the-scenes information about the series and what’s in store for readers!