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Preview: Postal #3

Postal #3

Story By: Bryan Hill
Story By: Matt Hawkins
Art By: Isaac Goodhart
Cover By: Linda Sejic
Variant Cover By: Isaac Goodhart
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: FEB150623
Published: April 22, 2015

As the murder continues to fray the fragile peace of the town and Maggie’s relationship with the FBI takes a darker turn, Mark decides to come face-to-face with the men responsible for the woman’s murder and learns the truth of his own past.

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Review: The Tithe #1

Tithe01_CoverAA heist story unlike any before! Mega-churches are being robbed for millions of dollars by a crusader hacker group known as Samaritan who is giving the money to causes they deem more worthy. This modern day “Robin Hood” is being pursued by two FBI agents who actually admire their quarry but want to stop the theft before it escalates.

I’m not a fan of religion, and especially not a fan of mega-churches which I think fleece individuals to fund opulence. Why does that statement matter? The Tithe #1 hits this exact subject as writer Matt Hawkins and artist Rahsan Ekedal give us a heist story with a bit more of a modern, and blasphemous, twist. The story is like any heist story out there, that part isn’t particularly new, it’s the fact our thieves are focusing on mega-churches as their targets. The series, has me at least, cheering for the thieves as they reveal hypocrisy and what is essentially a scam.

The series wears its disdain for this type of preaching on its sleeve, as the comic opens up with facts about the very real Jim Bakker and the fact the host of the 700 Club was convicted of financial fraud in 1989, served five years of his forty-five year sentence, and was back on tv in 2003 up to his old schtick. The comic focuses on that level of godliness, and for good reason.

The story is interesting, and for me with my views, I had a sense of glee reading what Hawkins lays out and the corruption that’s hinted at. It’ll be interesting to see where this all goes, especially due to Hawkins’ habit of working in real world stats and issues into the comics he writes.

Ekedal on art is wonderful as always. I really enjoy his style ever since I was introduced to it in 2010 with the series Echoes that he did with write Joshua Hale Fialkov. The style is consistent, clean, and each character has a bit of “personality” in their looks that make them unique. That’s especially interesting since part of the story hinges that the thieves look the same in their get-up they use to rob.

While the main cops and robbers story is very familiar, the setting has changed. The fact the target is rather appropriate and in the news as to largesse makes it all the more familiar. The Tithe might be a bit blasphemous, but it’s the type of blasphemy I enjoy.

Story: Matt Hawkins Art: Rahsan Ekedal
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: The Tithe #1

The Tithe #1

Story By: Matt Hawkins
Art By: Rahsan Ekedal
Cover By: Rahsan Ekedal
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: FEB150488
Published: April 15, 2015

A heist story unlike any before! Mega-churches are being robbed for millions of dollars by a crusader hacker group known as Samaritan who is giving the money to causes they deem more worthy. This modern day “Robin Hood” is being pursued by two FBI agents who actually admire their quarry but want to stop the theft before it escalates.

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Preview: Postal #2

Postal #2

Story By: Bryan Hill
Story By: Matt Hawkins
Art By: Isaac Goodhart
Cover By: Linda Sejic
Variant Cover By: Isaac Goodhart
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: JAN150698
Published: March 11, 2015

The fragile peace of a town full of criminals is shattered by the discovery of a murdered woman. When Mark seeks answers about her death and the people that could be behind it, he discovers the darkest secret at the heart of the town, a secret that alters his past forever.

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

HOWARD001_COVWednesdays 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!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Brett

Top Pick: Howard the Duck #1 (Marvel) – Chip Zdarsky is generally hilarious. Just search for his history with Applebees. His writing Howard the Duck hopefully will be half as funny. I’m expecting it to be just insane, and beyond entertaining.

Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Hopefully this comic series based off of the two films is excellent and not heinous. While I somewhat expect the latter, I love the first Bill and Ted film, so hoping for the best.

Ninjak #1 (Valiant Entertainment) – Valiant is the best superhero universe out there right now. They consistently put out fantastic comics with great art. This series puts the focus on Ninjak, the sometime MI-6 and Unity team member. It’s an awesome first issue, with amazing art, another solid debut from Valiant.

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 3 #1 (Archaia/BOOM! Studios) – Mouse Guard is consistently a fantastic series with a beautiful story and art to match. A new volume is always something to celebrate, especially since the series is perfect for kids and adults alike.

Southern Cross #1 (Image Comics) – NOW BOARDING: Southern Cross, tanker flight 73 to TITAN! Alex Braith is on board retracing her sister’s steps to the refinery moon, hoping to collect her remains and find some answers. The questions keep coming though—how did her sister die? It’s science fiction meets a murder mystery.

 

Edward

Top Pick: Thor #6 (Marvel) –  Neither gods nor readers yet know the identity of the new Thor.  Answers are unlikely here, but the path to finding out has been pretty fun so far.

Ant-Man #3 (Marvel) – The first issue was a gem, and the second was a bit of a dud. Which will the third issue be?

Postal #2 (Top Cow Productions/Minotaur Press) – The first issue of this mystery series from Image was compelling, combining unexpectedly engaging characters with a one-of-a-kind setting.

Spider-Gwen #2 (Marvel) – After a near frenzy of excitement over the alternate universe Spider-Woman/Spider-Gwen, the first issue somewhat failed to capitalize on it with a good story.  It will be interesting to see if they are going to.

Wonderland #33 (Zenescope) – Calie and the Cheshire go on another quest to rid Wonderland of madness. The first was pretty great, so the second arc looks promising.

 

Elana

Top Pick: The Humans TP (Image Comics) –  My top pick of the year. 1970 outlaw bikers: they are animals! The animals are us! Literally. Tom Neely and color artist Kristina Collantes’ art puts others to shame. Mind blowing scenes of insanity with period-accurate costumes (I’d know) and bikes (they tell me) composed by an artist with the best chops around. It feels like a real underground comic from 70 but more accessible, action-heavy yet character driven. It is living proof of the value of hand lettering. It has an online soundtrack of garage punk/metal/ “is this a john carpenter movie?” soundtrack. https://m.soundcloud.com/the-humans-soundtrack

Oh and it’s by the Henry and Glenn crew. This has a cult-like following. One of us!

Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #3 (KaBOOM!/BOOM! Studios) – I haven’t read this yet but I need to. She’s a remarkable creation and I’m glad they keep making series with her in the lead. Do you know a kid that digs this series? Let me know in the comments.

Ms. Marvel #13 (Marvel) – Some day your kids will ask you “Parent, did you read Ms Marvel when it was coming out? I learned it revolutionized the industry and was utterly charming.” And you will say yes, or you will be ashamed. SHAMED!

Silver Surfer #10 (Marvel) – I’m no expert Whovian but this book is less Doctor Who then I expected. It’s more something of its own and I think that’s because Surfer’s voice is unique. At times Dawn feels too childlike. But with art this fun I’ve got to keep buying it.

Southern Cross #1 (Image Comics) – The panels from this that have been trickling out on social media are stunning. Colleen Doran’s art is dark and beautiful. I don’t even know the concept. I’m getting it anyway

 

Nevada

Top Pick: Roller Girl (Dial Books) – Junior high school was a really difficult time for me so I can relate to Roller Girl’s challenges as she navigates that minefield. Wish I would’ve had roller derby—can’t wait to see Roller Girl in action!

Artist & Models: The Glamour Art of Kent Steine (Binary Publications) – Love the cover of this volume and look forward to perusing the pages filled with glamour art & photographs as well as commentary by Mr. Steine.

Constantine #23 (DC Comics) – I’m a big fan of the show and new to the comic so I look forward to giving this a look to see Constantine on the page. Love his attitude and supernatural noir sensibility.

Juxtapose #171 (High Speed Productions) – I always feel so in the know and cutting edge when I read Juxtapose, with its up to the minute art and graphic news and lavish layouts; this Underground Art issue looks like one not-to-be-missed.

Lisa Simpson Figurine (Monogram Products) – I love Lisa and share many of her interests and concerns, so I’ll have to get this figurine for my desk to inspire me when I’m feeling somewhat misunderstood—just keep playing that sax, Lisa! Also it makes me want to listen to jazz music.

Preview: Postal #1

Postal #1

Story By: Bryan Hill
Story By: Matt Hawkins
Art By: Isaac Goodhart
Cover By: Linda Sejic
Variant Cover By: Isaac Goodhart
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: DEC140626
Published: February 4, 2015

The townsfolk of Eden, Wyoming wake up to the first official murder the town has seen in 25 years. Their reaction to this isn’t normal, and there’s a reason for that. Eden operates as a haven for fugitive criminals who remain here while new identities, often including facial reconstruction, are created for them. There is zero tolerance for any illegal activity that might draw attention to the town and an “official murder” is the last thing they want. A single, tight-knit family runs Eden with the youngest oddball son Mark Shiffron overseeing the postal branch, the only means of shipping in or out of the city. THE FBI has repeatedly been foiled trying to insert an undercover here; they see Mark as the weak link to exploit. This murder gives them a new opportunity.

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Preview: A Voice In The Dark: Get Your Gun #2

A Voice In The Dark: Get Your Gun #2

Story By: Larime Taylor
Art By: Larime Taylor
Art By: Sylv Taylor
Cover By: Terry Moore
Cover By: Sylv Taylor
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: AUG140690
Published: January 14, 2015

Zoey and Rio get to know each other better and find in each other someone who truly understands them. Detective Dunst starts to narrow down the suspect list, but is he working for justice or money?

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Preview: Cutter #4

Cutter #4

Story By: Robert Napton
Story By: Seamus Kevin Fahey
Art By: Christian Dibari
Cover By: Christian Dibari
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: AUG140547
Published: October 29, 2014

CUTTER: Issues 1-4, weekly throughout October! What if that kid you and your friends picked on in your youth came back with a vengeance…to kill you and your friends? That dark guilt-ridden fear is at the core of CUTTER, a cautionary tale about the sins of your past coming back to haunt you. Jeremy lives a quiet life with his wife in a rural town. Successful and stable, Jeremy is the guy next door. But he and his high school friends share a dark secret. And when that secret literally comes back to haunt them, Jeremy must confront his past and his own sanity as he comes face to face with a vicious serial killer…”The Cutter.” From television writer SEAMUS KEVIN FAHEY (Battlestar Galactica, The Following) and comic writer ROBERT PLACE NAPTON (Son of Merlin) with art by acclaimed horror artist CHRISTIAN DIBARI.

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Preview: Cutter #3

Cutter #3

Story By: Robert Napton
Story By: Seamus Kevin Fahey
Art By: Christian Dibari
Cover By: Christian Dibari
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: AUG140546
Published: October 15, 2014

CUTTER: Issues 1-4, weekly throughout October! What if that kid you and your friends picked on in your youth came back with a vengeance…to kill you and your friends? That dark guilt-ridden fear is at the core of CUTTER, a cautionary tale about the sins of your past coming back to haunt you. Jeremy lives a quiet life with his wife in a rural town. Successful and stable, Jeremy is the guy next door. But he and his high school friends share a dark secret. And when that secret literally comes back to haunt them, Jeremy must confront his past and his own sanity as he comes face to face with a vicious serial killer…”The Cutter.” From television writer SEAMUS KEVIN FAHEY (Battlestar Galactica, The Following) and comic writer ROBERT PLACE NAPTON (Son of Merlin) with art by acclaimed horror artist CHRISTIAN DIBARI.

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Preview: Cutter #2

Cutter #2

Story By: Robert Napton
Story By: Seamus Kevin Fahey
Art By: Christian Dibari
Cover By: Christian Dibari
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: AUG140545
Published: October 8, 2014

CUTTER: Issues 1-4, weekly throughout October! What if that kid you and your friends picked on in your youth came back with a vengeance…to kill you and your friends? That dark guilt-ridden fear is at the core of CUTTER, a cautionary tale about the sins of your past coming back to haunt you. Jeremy lives a quiet life with his wife in a rural town. Successful and stable, Jeremy is the guy next door. But he and his high school friends share a dark secret. And when that secret literally comes back to haunt them, Jeremy must confront his past and his own sanity as he comes face to face with a vicious serial killer…”The Cutter.” From television writer SEAMUS KEVIN FAHEY (Battlestar Galactica, The Following) and comic writer ROBERT PLACE NAPTON (Son of Merlin) with art by acclaimed horror artist CHRISTIAN DIBARI.

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