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Review: Heartthrob Vol. 1

heartthrob-vol-1A love story with heists and a heart. Heartthrob Vol. 1, by Christopher Sebela and Robert Wilson IV, set in an epic year for music, 1977, follows Callie through death and revitalization after she receives a heart transplant that should solve all her problems. But when she wakes up from surgery her problems are only more clear. With her new heart, she continues her dead-end job, dates the same crappy boyfriend, and sees just as bleak of a future as she did before. Though with the help of a new-figure, Mercer, comes a new life of excitement and adventure. They fall in love and Mercer has given Callie his heart, literally.

Since the twist happens very early on I don’t feel like I’m spoiling anything, especially since it’s the concept of the comic series, but Heartthrob is Bonnie and Clyde meets Fight Club. It’s also really entertaining and a fun whirlwind of a story.

But, what’s also impressive is how Sebela slowly brings us into Callie’s world. At first Callie is very relatable. She has a horrible job. She’s generally used and/or ignored. She’s a down on her luck individual. She then slowly turns into a robber with a heart (joke intended). By committing her crimes, she also uses the gains to help individuals in a Robin Hood sort of way. By Sebela doing this, he continues to keep Callie on the side of the “angels” in a way as she robs folks worse than her. It’s a concept that’s been done a ton, but it helps keep Callie as someone we cheer for.

And then there’s the relationship with Callie. For those who have spent time alone, it’s relatable as Callie talks to Mercer which is really talking to herself thinking through and rationalizing her choices. It’s sad in many ways and there’s a bit of humor too as we imagine what these conversations have to look like to the outsiders around her.

The choice of the story taking place in 1977 adds a bit of coolness to it all, and also gets away from the concept of troublesome cell phones and that coolness is present due to Wilson IV’s art which captures the time period from the cars to the clothes. There’s a retro look to it all in style and it’s fun due to that.

Heartthrob is a tale with an anti-hero at the center of it all and it’s an anti-hero we’re cheering for as she sticks it to the man, but more importantly, we’re cheering for her to find some happiness too.

Story: Christopher Sebela Art: Robert Wilson IV
Story: 8.1 Art: 8.1 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: The Mighty Zodiac #6

THE MIGHTY ZODIAC #6

(W) J. Torres
(A/CA) Corin Howell
(C) Maarta Laiho
AGE RANGE: 8 and up
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

It’s the final battle between The Mighty Zodiac and the Moon Rabbit Army! Great Tiger Ho has been transformed. Master Long is transformed. And Rabbit One has a game changing transformation of his own before the dust settles at Twilight’s Bastion. Who will be the last warriors standing?

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Preview: Space Battle Lunchtime #7

SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #7

(W/A/C/CA) Natalie Riess
AGE RANGE: 8 and up
GENRE: Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

With a little help from fellow contestant Neptunia, Peony makes it out of Cannibal Coliseum before she gets skewered. But if they don’t get back to the Space Battle Lunchtime studio on the double, both Neptunia and Peony will forfeit their spots in the finale! It’s a race to the finish in this penultimate issue!

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Preview: The Coldest Winter

THE COLDEST WINTER

(W) Antony Johnston
(A/CA) Steven Perkins
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Crime, Espionage
PRICE: $19.99
184 PAGES

Writer Antony Johnston and artist Steven Perkins return to Cold War-era Berlin for this prequel to The Coldest City.

After a string of botched assignments for MI6 in Berlin, David Perceval is being sent home. Even his final mission before leaving—the defection of a Soviet scientist—goes badly wrong, as the coldest winter for 30 years descends on Europe.

With transport out of Berlin impossible, and the KGB searching everywhere for their lost scientist, Perceval must improvise a deadly game of cat and mouse through the frozen city to keep the Russians at bay, and deliver his own unique brand of revenge!

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Oni Press in February 2017

INVADER ZIM #1 $1 ISSUE

(W) Jhonen Vasquez
(A/CA) Aaron Alexovich with Megan Lawton
(C) Simon Trousellier with Rikki Simons
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC161807
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 1/9/2017
ON SALE: 2/1/2017
AGE RANGE: 8 and up
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $1
32 PAGES

Get the first issue of the hit series based on the cult favorite Nickelodeon TV show for just $1!

ZIM and his filthy evil ways have been gone for what feels like years. But Dib KNOWS the alien menace will rear his head again, and he won’t leave the house, or his 900 security monitors, until it happens. And it WILL happen. Oh, it WILL.

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KAIJUMAX #1 $1 ISSUE

(W/A/C/CA) Zander Cannon
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC161808
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 1/9/2017
ON SALE: 2/1/2017
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Sci-fi
PRICE: $1
32 PAGES

Welcome to Kaijumax, where the worst of the worst monsters are safely locked away from the human world, whether they be villains, anti-heroes, eco-parables, or nuclear metaphors. Electrogor is ripped away from his family and struggles to determine whom to trust, which gangs to avoid, and when to take on the big man to show you aren’t to be trifled with. Also: the nation of Mecha!

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LETTER 44 #1 $1 ISSUE

(W) Charles Soule
(A/CA) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
(C) Guy Major
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC161809
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 1/9/2017
ON SALE: 2/1/2017
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Sci-fi
PRICE: $1
32 PAGES

There’s something up there. As newly-elected President Stephen Blades reads the letter left for him in the Oval Office by his predecessor, he learns this stunning secret: seven years earlier, NASA discovered an alien construction project in the asteroid belt. A crew of heroic astronauts was sent to investigate, and they’re nearing the conclusion of their epic journey. Don’t miss the first chapter in this thrilling tale of real-world space travel, intrigue, and secret histories.

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THE LIFE AFTER #1 $1 ISSUE

(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov
(A/C/CA) Gabo
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC161810
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 1/9/2017
ON SALE: 2/1/2017
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $1
32 PAGES

In an infinite city built on infinite sadness, there is one man capable of breaking free. He will go through Heaven and Hell to save us all. Literally. A fantastical coming of age journey through the afterlife and beyond from master storytellers Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Bunker) and Russ Manning-nominated artist Gabo!

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LETTER 44 VOLUME 1, $10 TRADE EDITION

(W) Charles Soule
(A/CA) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
(C) Guy Major and Dan Jackson
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC161811
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 3/6/2017
ON SALE: 3/29/2017
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Sci-fi
PRICE: $10
160 PAGES

Newly-elected President Stephen Blades hoped to tackle the most critical issues facing the nation: war, the economy, and a failing health care system. But in a letter penned by the outgoing president, Blades learns the truth that redefines “critical”: seven years ago, NASA discovered alien presence in the asteroid belt, and kept it a secret from the world. A stealth mission crewed by nine astronauts was sent to make contact, and they’re getting close—assuming they survive the long journey to reach their destination.

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THE LIFE AFTER VOLUME 1, $10 TRADE EDITION

(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov
(A/C/CA) Gabo
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC161812
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 2/27/2017
ON SALE: 3/22/2017
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $10
136 PAGES

Jude’s life is nothing special. It seems like every day is just a repeat of the last one, until one day, he meets a woman and can suddenly see into her past—revealing that he is actually in Purgatory for suicides. Now that he’s awake, he and the legendary Ernest Hemingway are on the path to change things in the afterlife for the better. Of course, that might not sit very well with the bigwigs down below or up above. Can just a few people change the course of billions of souls?

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MOTRO #4

(W) Ulises Fariñas with Erick Freitas
(A/CA) Ulises Fariñas
(C) Ryan Hill
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC161813
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 1/16/2017
ON SALE: 2/8/2017
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Action, Adventure
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

The nefarious Reptoids, defeated and relinquished to hidden outskirts away from the Northern Kingdom, abscond with the human race’s final hope for survival—the last of their children. Motro convinces the city’s elders to sacrifice themselves to reveal the Reptoids’ location so the children may still be rescued, but they’re met with a horrifying discovery. Motro, with great warriors and a squadron of tri-tankerbeasts at his side, must decide what it means to save humanity when faced with extinction or a grisly new future.

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LETTER 44 #30

(W) Charles Soule
(A/CA) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
(C) Dan Jackson
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC161814
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 1/30/2017
ON SALE: 2/22/2017
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

President Stephen Blades prepares for the most important press briefing of his career. Likely the most important press briefing of all time—it’s time to let the world know the truth about what’s coming. On Mars, negotiations with the Builders have failed. The surviving crew of the Clarke must flee for their lives… but with no ship, on a dead planet, where can they go?

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NIGHT’S DOMINION #6

(W/A/C/CA) Ted Naifeh
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC161815
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 1/23/2017
ON SALE: 2/15/2017
AGE RANGE: 16 and up
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

As the demigod Grael emerges from legend to fight Uhlume’s army, Emerane enters their stronghold to find the source of their power. Aided by the Umber Knight and the Magus, she fights through to the tower’s icy heart in search of the necromancer whose magic commands the undead soldiers. But even as the city is overwhelmed, as the Asp falls to arrows, and the Acolyte prays to gods that may have never been there to listen, it’s Emerane herself who faces the most devastating horror. For the bloodthirsty necromancer behind it all may be the one person in the world she can’t bring herself to fight.

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ANGEL CITY #5

(W) Janet Harvey
(A/CA) Megan Levens
(C) Nick Filardi
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC161816
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 1/16/2017
ON SALE: 2/8/2017
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Noir, Mystery
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

On the run from the law, Dolores and Joe have more heat than they can handle as they dodge bullets in Little Tokyo, and studio smears in the papers. But they discover hope in each other—and find some unlikely allies in a Boyle Heights garage.

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INVADER ZIM #18

(W) Eric Trueheart
(A/CA) Warren Wucinich
(C) Fred C. Stresing
INCENTIVE COVER illustrated by Aaron Conley
DIAMOND ORDER CODE (COVER A): DEC161817
DIAMOND ORDER CODE (COVER B INCV): DEC161818
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 2/6/2017
ON SALE: 3/1/2017
AGE RANGE: 8 and up
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

Another tension-filled issue of Invader ZIM will see Dib facing off against his greatest enemy… BEES! Wait, is that right? Uh… sure!

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RICK AND MORTY #23

(W) Kyle Starks
(A/CA) CJ Cannon
(C) Katy Farina
BACK-UP COMIC by Marc Ellerby
INCENTIVE COVER illustrated by Sam King
DIAMOND ORDER CODE (COVER A): DEC161819
DIAMOND ORDER CODE (COVER B INCV): DEC161820
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 1/30/2017
ON SALE: 2/22/2017
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

When Jerry is master of the world, how is Rick to survive? By building a GIANT FRICKIN’ ROBOT, THAT’S HOW! The Smith family takes on Doofus Jerry in a battle to end all battles. Come for the sweet punching action, stay for the existential ennui.

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MERMIN BOOK FIVE: MAKING WAVES

(W/A/C/CA) Joey Weiser
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC161821
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 3/27/2017
ON SALE: 4/19/2017
AGE RANGE: 6 and up
GENRE: Adventure
PRICE: $19.99
168 PAGES

The battle between Mer and Atlantis begins! And while Mermin is at his father’s side, the rest of his friends and family are scattered around the battlefield, trying to help in any way they can. Except for Pete, who’s about to stage a jailbreak out of Atlantis with a team of Mer-prisoners! Will they make it to Mer in time to stop the war?

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KAIJUMAX SEASON TWO: THE SEAMY UNDERBELLY TPB

(W/A/C/CA) Zander Cannon
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC161822
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 4/3/2017
ON SALE: 4/26/2017
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Sci-fi
PRICE: $19.99
160 PAGES

As bad as things get in KAIJUMAX prison, the outside world can be a whole lot worse! Kaiju fugitives, parolees, thieves, drug addicts, and those who have simply fallen through the cracks are left to fend for themselves against a planet that doesn’t want them. Follow Electrogor as he makes his way across the Pacific Rim to his home where—he hopes—his children await him. See the tense reunion of the Humongo Brothers! Smell the hopeless Lovecraftian addicts in the undersea Kraken house! Ride along with new Police Team G.R.E.A.T. robotic cop Chisato!

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WET MOON BOOK THREE: FURTHER REALMS OF FRIGHT (NEW EDITION)

(W/A) Sophie Campbell
(CA) Sophie Campbell with Annie Mok
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC161823
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 3/20/2017
ON SALE: 4/12/2017
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Mystery
PRICE: $19.99
272 PAGES

Cleo Lovedrop isn’t sure what to call her relationship with Myrtle. Are they friends? Are they dating? Are they both? But while she’s figuring it out, life gets in the way. First there’s an incident at a Bella Morte concert, and then her sister, Penny, tells her something completely shocking. And then Cleo’s cat goes missing! It seems like Myrtle is the only good thing in her life. But there are moments when Myrtle doesn’t seem… herself.

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SMALL FAVORS: THE DEFINITIVE GIRLY PORNO COLLECTION

(W/A/C/CA) Colleen Coover
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC161824
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 4/3/2017
ON SALE: 4/26/2017
AGE RANGE: 18 and up
GENRE: Erotica
PRICE: $29.99
256 PAGES

Small Favors, the critically-acclaimed girly porno comic by Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover, is back in print in a deluxe hardcover edition! Join Annie and her tiny taskmaster Nibbil in fun, erotic adventures sure to make you blush.

This deluxe omnibus edition includes volumes one and two of Small Favors, the never-before-collected color special, behind-the-scenes materials, and a brand-new introduction by Kelly Sue DeConnick!

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Preview: Rick and Morty #20

RICK AND MORTY #20

(W/A) Kyle Starks
(C) Katy Farina
(CA) CJ Cannon with Ryan Hill (Retail cover), Kyle Starks (Incentive cover)
BACK-UP COMIC by Marc Ellerby
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

In this standalone issue illustrated by series writer Kyle Starks (Sexcastle), Morty takes on America’s second-favorite pastime: the illustrious sport of basketball. In an attempt to win Jessica’s affections, Morty uses alien technology to become the best there ever was at putting a ball into a hoop. But as Morty’s star rises, will Rick get left back on the ground? And is he really going to put up with that?

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Preview: Exodus: The Life After #9

EXODUS: THE LIFE AFTER #9

(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov
(A/C/CA) Gabo
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

Time ticks down as two sides march towards the end.  Can mankind save itself? If history is to be believed, not bloody likely.

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Preview: BRIK #5

BRIK #5

(W) Adam Glass and Michael Benson
(A/CA) Harwinder Singh
(C) Gonzalo Duarte
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

Boosted by the strength and power the golem Brik, Drew finally finds the courage to make a move on his crush—but not everyone in Yonkers is feeling so confident. Threatened that respect and fear of his gang has diminished now that Drew and Brik are dealing out street justice, Little Stalin cracks down to tighten his control on the city. Sera returns and meets Brik but realizes Drew hasn’t followed her instructions exactly, and now the golem may soon turn dangerous and uncontrollable. And to top off Drew’s troubles, Little Stalin learns who’s behind this new vigilante of Yonkers.

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Preview: Invader Zim #15

INVADER ZIM #15

(W) Eric Trueheart, Danielle Koening, KC Green, Ian McGinty, Jamie Smart
(A) Warren Wucinich, KC Green, Ian McGinty with Fred C. Stresing and Meg Casey
(C) Fred C. Stresing, KC Green
(CA) Warren Wucinich (Retail cover), Shmorky (Incentive cover)
AGE RANGE: 8 and up
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

What is the secret truth behind Miss Bitters? Is she a undead witch? A crone-beast as old as time itself? A dark instrument of infernal vengeance in a smelly dress? Everyone has a theory, and when Miss Bitters doesn’t show up for Skool one morning, they all come out of the woodwork.

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Limerence Press Announces Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection by Colleen Coover

Limerence Press will publish Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection, by Colleen Coover.

Small Favors is the critically-acclaimed, girly porno comic by Eisner award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover. Often taught in college courses, Small Favors is a landmark work of comic book porno that completely re-defined the genre by portraying sexuality in a friendly, silly, and approachable light.

This deluxe hardcover edition includes volumes one and two of Small Favors, the never-before-collected color special, behind-the-scenes materials, and a brand-new introduction from Kelly Sue DeConnick.

Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection hits store shelves April, 2017.

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