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Nocterra’s Blacktop Bill Gets the Spotlight this December

Master of horror Scott Snyder teams up with legendary artist Denys Cowan for a thrilling new penny dreadful in Nocterra Special: Blacktop Bill. This special one-shot issue from Image Comics is set to land on shelves this December and haunt fans of Snyder and Tony S. Daniel’s bestselling series Nocterra.

Behold the book of Blacktop Bill. In the wake of the first arc’s explosive finale, the origin of Nocterra’s most terrifying creature will at last be revealed in Nocterra Special: Blacktop Bill. Witness the horrors that await…

Nocterra Special: Blacktop Bill one-shot will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 22:

  • Cover A by Daniel & Marcello Maiolo – Diamond Code OCT210042
  • Cover B by Cowan & Chris Sotomayor  – Diamond Code OCT210043
  • Cover C blackout variant – Diamond Code OCT210044
  • Cover D 1:10 Copy Incentive B&W by Daniel – Diamond Code OCT210045
  • Cover E 1:25 Copy Incentive B&W by Cowan – Diamond Code OCT210046
  • Cover F 1:50 Copy Incentive Raw by Cowan – Diamond Code OCT210047

Nocterra #6 Wraps the First Story Arc and Sells Out

Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel’s Nocterra #6 is sold out completely at the distributor level. The bestselling series is being rushed back to print by Image Comics in order to keep up with increasing demand for the exciting, story arc conclusion.

You’ve seen the calm…now it’s time for the storm. In Nocterra #6, having unearthed a shocking revelation, Val must prepare for battle before she loses the paradise that she’s risked so much to find.

Nocterra #6, second printing (Diamond Code JUL218738) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 22.

Nocterra #6, second printing

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Kang the Conqueror #1
Mike Del Mundo

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.

1984 the Graphic Novel (Houghton Mifflin Company) – George Orwell’s classic book gets a graphic novel adaptation.

The Box #1 (Red 5 Comics) – A private detective is framed for kidnapping as a plot to take his magical box away begins.

Eat the Rich #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A new psychological horror series. Under the affluent perfection lies a dark, deadly rot…

Kang the Conqueror #1 (Marvel) – Discover the history of the man who will become Kang the Conqueror in this miniseries.

Killer Queens #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – Meet Max and Alex. Reformed intergalactic assassins for hire. On the run. Also super gay.

Moon Knight #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was an interesting new take on the character that has him focused on a small area and taking on things that go bump in the night. With new opposition, it’ll be interesting to see where the series goes.

Nocterra #6 (Image Comics) – The first story arc for the series wraps up in an oversized issue! It’s been a solid series so far and we’re excited to see how the arc ends.

Sam & His Talking Gun #4 (Scout Comics) – The title really says it all in this tale of revenge.

Second Chances #1 (Image Comics) – The Second Chance Hotline allows you to get a new identity, as long as you have some cash, referral, and good reason to start over.

Serial #6 (Abstract Studio) – The series keeps getting better with each issue in this horror/crime series.

Superman and the Authority #2 (DC Comics) – We loved the first issue that had Superman stepping out of his comfort zone and putting together a new team.

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 (Marvel) – The second entry in Marvel’s take on Games Workshop’s popular setting is here. The series shifts the focus to a group of Sisters of Battle dealing with an uprising on a planet.

X-Men: Trial of Magneto #1 (Marvel) – The Scarlet Witch is dead… who did it?

X-O Manowar #5 (Valiant Entertainment) – A jumping-on point. X-O Manowar must battle a nanite monstrosity devouring the earth.

Nocterra #6 Gets Variant Covers and Wraps up the First Arc with a Bang!

Image Comics has revealed three thrilling, over-the-top variants featuring art by Emanuela Lupacchino, Tony S. Daniel and Marcelo Maiolo, and Mirka Andolfo for the forthcoming Nocterra #6 by Scott Synder and Tony S. Daniel. This issue will wrap up the first story arc with a bang and rev readers up for more.

You’ve seen the calm…now it’s time for the storm in Nocterra #6. Having previously unearthed a shocking revelation, Val must prepare for battle before she loses the paradise that she’s risked so much to find.

Nocterra #6 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 18:

  • Cover A Daniel & Morey – Diamond Code JUN210236
  • Cover B Lupacchino & Dave McCaig – Diamond Code JUN210237
  • Cover C Daniel & Maiolo – Diamond Code JUN210238
  • Cover D 1:25 copy incentive Andolfo – Diamond Code MAY219397

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Skybound X #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’s Myth #1 (AHOY Comics) – Meet Janie “Strummer” Jones, just an ordinary werewolf PI, trying to make it on the mean streets of LA. Yeah, we’re sold just on that.

Clans of Belari #1 (AfterShock) – On the far side of the galaxy, an isolated branch of humanity is trapped in a feudal dystopia. Order is maintained by a system of oppression until an orphaned girl and her incorrigible adoptive father sow the seeds of a revolution and unite the clans against a fearsome alien threat. The sci-fi epic story we’re fans of.

Extreme Carnage: Alpha #1 (Marvel) – Post King in Black we get to see what the new status quo is for the various symbiotes.

Fight Girls #1 (AWA Studios) – Ten hard-as-nails women face off in an ancient contest of champions where the winner truly takes all: the title of “Queen of the Galaxy.” The series has been a long time coming so we’re interested in seeing what it’s all about.

The Good Asian #3 (Image Comics) – This series has been an amazing exploration of the real-life history of racism in America mixed with a fantastic noir story.

Hellboy & the BPRD: Secret of Chesbro House #1 (Dark Horse) – Hellboy works with a psychic to clear a haunted mansion for auction. But the ghosts in residence aren’t quite ready to go gentle into that good night. Sounds fun to us!

Justice League Infinity #1 (DC Comics) – The popular animated series continues in comics!

Life is Strange: Coming Home #1 (Titan Comics) – The popular video game returns to comics just before the remastered original is released.

Mamo #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Can Orla O’Reilly embrace her destiny in order to bridge the divide between humanity and the faerie world? Sounds great.

Masters of the Universe: Revelation #1 (Dark Horse) – The highly anticipated Netflix series gets a comic tie-in.

The Nice House on the Lake #2 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – The first issue caught us completely off guard and the series seems to be taking us on a hell of a horror journey.

Nocterra #5 (Image Comics) – The previous issue delivered a glimmer of light and hope in a world of darkness. We’re sucked in and want to see where this series goes. The story has been solid and its visuals fantastic.

Ordinary Gods #1 (Image Comics) – Five gods are trapped in an endless cycle of human death and reincarnation.

Rabid World #2 (Scout Comics) – We were hooked by the first issue which had a nice mix of zombie-ish tropes and “ripped from the headlines” vibe as a virus spreads across the world causing a rabies like reaction in people.

Skybound X #1 (Image Comics/Skybound) – Get this just for the collector aspect of it. The series is spotlighting a lot of Skybound’s series and comics to come with quite a few major debuts.

Tales Told in Technihorror #1 (Scout Comics/Black Caravan) – A biennial horror series that brings together the best in horror sub genres with five short stories.

The Unwanted: Stories of Syrian Refugees (Etch/HMH Books For Young Readers) – Don Brown depicts moments of both heartbreaking horror and hope in the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis.

WWE The New Day: Power of Positivity #1 (BOOM! Studios) – The popular WWE wrestlers get a comic spotlighting their positivity!

X-Men #1 (Marvel) – The first volume of the new direction for the X-Men is over and the heroes are now back saving all of humanity and not just mutants.

Nocterra #2 and #3 Head Back to Print… Again!

Both issues #2, and #3, of the bestselling series Nocterra by Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel have sold-out yet again at the distributor level. Image Comics has greenlit reprints of both in order to keep up with reorder activity on the popular dystopian/thriller series.

In Nocterra #3, readers beware—know the signs: black gums, gnarled bones, and haunting yellow eyes. When you spot a human shade out there in the endless night… run.

Fans eager for the next chapter of the story will find the stakes raised in next month’s Nocterra #5. Readers won’t want to miss out when Val must choose whether to keep her brother Emory safe or risk it all against Blacktop Bill and hordes of human shades in the search for truth.

Available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 7:

  • Nocterra #2, fourth printing – Diamond Code APR219897
  • Nocterra #3, third printing – Diamond Code APR219898 
  • Nocterra #5 Cover A Daniel & Tomeu Morey – Diamond Code MAY210182
  • Nocterra #5 Cover B Cary Nord – Diamond Code MAY210183
  • Nocterra #5 Cover C Daniel & Marcelo Maiolo – Diamond Code MAY210184
  • Nocterra #5 Cover D Francesco Francavilla – Diamond Code APR218987
  • Nocterra #5 Cover E Daniel B&W 1:10 copy incentive – Diamond Code APR219432
  • Nocterra #5 Cover F Francavilla B&W 1:25 copy incentive – Diamond Code APR219433

Review: Nocterra #4

Nocterra #4

Over four issues, we’ve slowly seen the world of Nocterra built out. Nocterra #4 delivers more of that bouncing between the past and present and in doing so giving us a better idea about its characters. The issue has Val and her crew still on the run and delivers an air of desperation and in some ways depression.

Writer Scott Snyder does a solid job of taking us on an emotional ride with the issue giving us highs and lows. After the attack by Bill we learn the truck is draining power with just enough to get to the destination and no more after that. It’s a key moment for the series. Snyder presents us with an option. Go back to the town they came from with nothing in hand and a lot lost or keep moving forward with a chance that they might find what they’re looking for. That a literal light is at the end of the tunnel. And Synder, as he does so well, makes it seem not so good. There’s a lot of directions each scene could go and things could always get worse. Snyder brilliantly leaves the readers guessing how low things can go and if there’s any hope at the end.

Where the series excels is folding in the past. Nocterra #4 opens on Val and her brother as they attempt to figure out what to do as kids. There’s promise that the government will come to help. There’s the reality that it isn’t coming. They also have to deal with their parents who have turned and attempting to break through the basement door. We see the bond between Val and her brother as she ponders her decision-making and leadership. Snyder does an excellent job on tying that memory into the current situation.

The art continues to be solid. Tony S. Daniel delivers a dark and twisted world using the shadows well. Tomeu Morey‘s colors really makes the series with a mix of the blackness and neon/day-glow coloring to emphasize the light. The tension that Snyder brings is emphasized by the art which uses the shadows and darkness so well. You have no idea what might pop up from where keeping readers on their toes. It also really delivers the action when things get rolling. The entire issue is full of a frantic pace and the art really nails that down. Then there’s that last panel which is so solid and just nailed perfectly.

Nocterra #4 is another solid issue. It builds upon the world while giving us lots of action. It’s a nice emotional ride that you have no idea what will happen next. It’s an exciting comic that is able to balance world-building with the action in front of you.

Story: Scott Snyder Art: Tony S. Daniel
Color: Tomeu Morey Letterer: Andworld Design
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

BY THE HORNS #2

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.

Basilisk #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A new horror series from Cullen Bunn, nuff said.

Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Two #1 (DC Comics) – The Court of Owls enters the Batman animated world. Yes, please!

By the Horns #2 (Scout Comics) – A revenge story about a woman going after the unicorns that killed her beloved. It’s over the top fantasy adventure and the first issue was so good.

Crush & Lobo #1 (DC Comics) – We want to see where this goes.

DC Horror Presents: The Conjuring: The Lover #1 (DC Comics) – DC gets back into the movie tie-in business and launches a new horror line at the same time!

Everfrost #1 (Black Mask Studios) – Van Louise wants to get off her world but her plans are troubled by a mounting war. We’re intrigued by this sci-fi series and excited to read the debut.

The Nice House on the Lake #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – The first issue is good. It’s really good. A solid start to this series written by James Tynion IV.

Nocterra #4 (Image Comics) – The series has been a fascinating one as it plays with light and dark. The ride has been solid and we’re excited to see where it all goes considering how the last issue ended.

Out of Body #1 (AfterShock) – A man must figure out who tried to kill him. Problem is he’s in a coma.

Sam & His Talking Gun #3 (Scout Comics) – The title says it all really. The second issue shifted things and delivered an origin story and we want to see where the third takes us.

Serial #4 (Abstract Studio) – This horror series has been growing on us with each issue. We want to see where it all goes as we learn more about the murderer and the young girl tracking it down.

Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1 (Marvel) – The event features a lot of issues but we want to see what happened when Boba Fett attempted to deliver Han to Jabba.

Worst Dudes #1 (Dark Horse) – The series has been teased as over the top gonzo and we want to see if that’s true or not.

Nocterra Sells Out and Heads Back to Print

Both issues #2, and this week’s issue #3, of the breakout hit series Nocterra by Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel have sold-out at the distributor. Rush reprints are being fast-tracked by Image Comics in order to keep up with growing demand.

In Nocterra #3, readers beware—know the signs: black gums, gnarled bones, and haunting yellow eyes. When you spot a human shade out there in the endless night… run.

Nocterra #2, third printing (Diamond Code APR218002) and Nocterra #3, second printing (Diamond Code APR218000) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 2.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Heroes Reborn #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.

Batman #108 (DC Comics) – Batman’s undercover to discover what’s up with the new group in town while things are in motion elsewhere bringing together the future Gotham we witnessed in Future State.

Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue leaned more heavily to fans of Fortnite so we’re intrigued to see if the second issue is more friendly to people new to Fortnite.

Becstar #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – A star-hopping mercenary-gone-full time-gambler. Yeah, that kind of sounds awesome.

Broken Souls Ballad #1 (Scout Comics/Black Caravan) – Saint Abigail’s Institute creates monsters – and those monsters are teenagers! The teens discover they have abilities tied to their psychosomatic conditions.

ENIAC #3 (Bad Idea) – The two issues so far have been entertaining with a nice mix of alternate history and action. We’re hoping for more of the same in this tech-thriller.

Eve #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Eve wakes up to a world she wasn’t traiend to live in, a future dystopian America.

The Good Asian #1 (Image Comics) – Following Edison Hark-a haunted, self-loathing Chinese-American detective-on the trail of a killer in 1936 Chinatown. Yeah, we’re in.

Green Lantern #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue was a bit choppy but our new favorite Green Lantern Jo (from Far Sector) debuts in this issue and we’re excited!

Heroes Reborn #1 (Marvel) – It shares a name with that other event but isn’t related. A new world where the Avengers never happened and only Blade remembers… yeah, we want to check this out.

Marjorie Finnegan: Temporal Criminal #1 (AWA Studios) – Garth Ennis writing a new series. That alone has this comic on the list.

Nocterra #3 (Image Comics) – A world of darkness and an amazing new villain. Nocterra is so well thought out at so many details.

The Secret to Superhuman Strength (Mariner Books) – Alison Bechdel goes over her fascination with fitness crazes.

Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1 (Marvel) – It’s a major crossover event in the Star Wars universe as bounty hunters are all after the same bounty… Han Solo frozen in carbonite!

Suicide Squad #3 (DC Comics) – The first two issues have been full of action with some interesting personalities. Add in a body count that’s already high, and we can’t wait to see what’s next.

Whalesville x Rocks and Minerals (Bad Idea) – The comic sounds like it’s more geared towards all ages and with a new format for Bad Idea, we want to see what they have in store for fans.

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