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Check Out Today’s New Digital Comic Day! Nearly 175 New Comics for You!

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ComiXology has you covered with nearly 175 new digital comics for you today! There’s new comics from Marvel, DC, BOOM!, and more. There’s something for everyone and it’s all available with a simple download. Check out the full list of new comics here and the individual issues by publisher below!

AAM-Markosia

Abrams – Amulet Books

Abrams – Comicarts

Abstract Studio

Action Lab

AfterShock

American Mythology Productions

Archie Comics

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

Caliber Comics

comiXology Submit

Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

DC Thomson

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

HarperCollins

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Kodansha

Marvel

Oni Press

Red 5 Comics

Scholastic – Graphix

Titan Comics

Vault Comics

Vertical

Yen Press

Zenescope

Check Out today’s New Digital Comic Releases with over 150 Comics!

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Wednesday is new comic book day and comiXology has you covered with your digital comic needs. There’s over 150 new comics for you to get right now. Check out the full list of comics here or see what’s being released by publisher below!

AAM-Markosia

Action Lab

Action Lab: Danger Zone

AfterShock

Antarctic Press

Archie Comics

BOOM! Studios

Caliber Comics

Chex Mix

comiXology Submit

Darby Pop Publishing

Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

DC Thomson

Dynamite

Harlequin

HarperCollins

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Kodansha

Marvel

Monkeybrain

Oni Press

Papercutz

Tidalwave Productions

Titan Comics

Valiant

Vault Comics

Zenescope


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ComiXology Delivers Your Virtual Comic Shop with New Releases

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It’s new comic book day and comiXology has you covered digitally! There’s nearly 150 new digital comics for you on their virtual shelf right now. Check out the full list of releases or see what you can get by publisher below!

AAM-Markosia

Ablaze

AfterShock

American Mythology Productions

Archie Comics

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

Wynd #2

Caliber Comics

comiXology Submit

Darby Pop Publishing

DC Comics

DC Thomson

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

HarperCollins

IDW Publishing

Transformers #21

Image Comics

Keenspot

Marvel

Oni Press

Papercutz

Red 5 Comics

Tidalwave Productions

Titan Comics

Virus

Yen Press

Zenescope

SDCC 2020: Oni and Lion Forge’s Comic-Con@Home Panels

Wednesday, July 22

New Kids Comics from Eisner Award Publishers

5:00 – 6:00 PM PST | LINK to Panel

Jerry Craft (Class Act, New Kid) and Faith Erin Hicks (One Year at Ellsmere) join exciting comics artists Robin Ha (Almost American Girl), Derick Brooks (Bright Family), and Jonathan Hill (Odessa) in a discussion about new kids graphic novels. Moderated by Candice Mack (YALSA) and sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

New Kids Comics from Eisner Award Publishers

Saturday, July 25

Inspired: Personal Stories in Graphic Novels

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST | LINK to Panel

Whether biography or memoir, the comics medium has proven to be one of the most compelling formats for personal stories of triumph and tragedy, with numerous books having shown up on the most prestigious of bestseller lists. However, personal triumphs don’t only have to find their way to the page through true life stories, and Oni Press hosts a conversation with creators whose work has both represented and been inspired by the lives behind them.
Join Oni Press creators Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir), Joel Christian Gill (Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence), and Katie Green (Lighter Than My Shadow) for an empowering discussion on therapeutic nature of the creative process. Moderated by Shawna Gore (Oni Press, editor).

Inspired: Personal Stories in Graphic Novels

Sunday, July 26th

Invader ZIM Conquers Everything!
with Oni Lion Forge Publishing Group and ABRAMS Books

2:00 – 3:00 PM PST | LINK to Panel

DOOOOOM! Celebrate Invader Zim with an exciting panel of authors and creators behind the most recent art books and comics from the hit series. Join author Chris McDonnell (The Art of Invader Zim, ABRAMS Books), Eric Trueheart (Invader Zim show and comics, Oni Press), Drew Rausch (Invader Zim #41, Oni Press), and Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim show and comics, Oni Press) as they discuss the origins of the show, the creativity and originality that made it the cult classic it is today, and never-before-seen art from Invader Zim books and comics coming this summer, including the Invader Zim Quarterlies with Gir’s Big Day! Moderated by Jeff Spry (SYFY Wire).

Invader ZIM Conquers Everything!

Check Out Today’s New Digital Comic Releases

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Check out today’s new digital comics releases. There’s around 170 new comics for you to get right now! There’s new comics from Marvel, BOOM!, IDW, Ablaze, AfterShock, and more. There’s something for everyone! See the full list of comics you can get now or check out the individual issues by publishers below.

AAM-Markosia

Ablaze

AfterShock

American Mythology Productions

Archie Comics

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

Caliber Comics

comiXology Submit

Darby Pop Publishing

Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

DC Thomson

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

HarperCollins

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Kodansha

Lion Forge Comics

Marvel

NBM

Oni Press

Red 5 Comics

SAF Comics

TidalWave Productions

Titan Comics

Top Shelf Productions

Vault Comics

Zenescope

New Comic Book Day Includes Over 125 New Digital Comics

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It’s new comic book day at comiXology has you covered with over 125 new digital comics available right now! Get new comics from Marvel, Oni, AWA, Archie, and more! Check out tons of indie and small press comics! all at the touch of a button. See everything available here or check out the individual issues below!

AAM-Markosia

AfterShock

AHOY Comics

American Mythology Productions

Archie Comics

AWA Studios

Black Mask Studios

BOOM! Studios

comiXology Submit

Darby Pop Publishing

Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #9

DC Thomson

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Kodansha

Lion Forge Comics

Mad Cave Studios

Marvel

Oni Press

Red 5 Comics

Scholastic – Graphix

Th3rd World Studios

Titan Comics

Valiant Entertainment

Vault Comics

Virus

Zenescope

ComiXology Has You Covered with New Digital Comics from Marvel, Image, IDW, BOOM!, manga, and more!

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It’s Wednesday and it’s new comic book day! There’s new comics on the shelves at comic shops but there’s also new comics on the digital shelves as well. There’s over 100 comics for you to choose from. There’s something for every from Marvel, AfterShock, Ahoy, Albatross Funnybooks, IDW, Image, manga and more! You can get the full list here or check out what you can get by publisher below!

AAM-Markosia

Ablaze

AfterShock

Ahoy Comics

Albatross Funnybooks

American Mythology Productions

Archie Comics

Devil's Highway #1

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

Clover Press

comiXology Submit

Darby Pop Publishing

Dark Horse

DC Comics

DC Thomson

Dynamite

Harlequin

Heavy Metal

IDW Publishing

Image

Nailbiter Returns #2

Kid Beowulf Comics

Mad Cave Studios

Marvel

Oni Press

Titan Comics

Vault Comics

Zenescope


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Video Games Meets Erotica with Cheat(er) Code

Taking on doomed relationships and video games at the same time, Oni Press is pleased to announce the fall release date for Cheat(er) Code, the latest from the Limerence Press imprint, in September 2020. The graphic novel is from writer S. A. Foxe, artist Daz, and letterer Harry Otterman.

At its core, Cheat(er) Code is more than just a fun adventure story through a series of vaguely familiar video game lands as it follows Kennedy, a young man, as he navigates what he needs to heal a broken heart.

Kennedy and his boyfriend Seth have been together six years, that is, until the couple gets into a huge, potentially relationship-changing fight. Kennedy turns to his trusty video games to distract himself, but when a random power surge hits, he’s transported inside his video game library and quickly Ken finds himself seduced by a silver daddy, rutting with a couple of barbarians from an epic fantasy, and sorting through a lot of confusing feelings about his favorite anthropomorphic cheetah character. Kennedy will need to confront his biggest fears to get back to reality before the game glitches him out of existence, but sometimes, the unexpected (and unexpectedly sexy) is just what you need to hit the reset button.

An erotic graphic novel that pushes all the right buttons, Cheat(er) Code is a hilarious, sexy, and surprisingly tender story about navigating heartbreak and rediscovering your own confidence. Cheat(er) Code will be available in stores and online on September 22, 2020.

Cheat(er) Code

It’s New Comic Book Day and ComiXology Has Your Digital Comic Needs Covered!

Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #7

It’s new comic book day and while you can go get new comics at your local shop you can also get them at the touch of a button as well! ComiXology has your hookup with over 125 new comics to enjoy this week from Marvel, DC, IDW, BOOM!, Dynamite, and more! There’s something for everyone.

You can start buying now or check out the individual issues below!

A Wave Blue World

AAM-Markosia

Ablaze

Abstract Studio

AfterShock

American Mythology

Archie Comics

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

Clover Press

comiXology Submit

Darby Pop Publishing

Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

DC Thomson

Dynamite Entertainment

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Lion Forge Comics

Marvel

Oni Press

Red 5 Comics

Tidalwave Productions

Titan Comics

Top Shelf Productions

Valiant Comics

Vault Comics

Virus

Zenescope

Black Mage is a Manga and Video Game-Infused Kick in Racism’s Face

The Black Mage

With J.K. Rowling TERFing all over the place this week, I bet the last thing you want to spend your hard earned money on is a comic about a school for young witches and wizards. However, writer Daniel Barnes and artist DJ Kirkland put a socially aware twist on this old (-er than the Boy who Lived) trope in their 2019 graphic novel The Black Mage. Their story follows the trials and triumphs of Tom Token, the first Black student at St. Ivory Academy of Spellcraft and Sorcery thanks to a Magical Minority Initiative to make sure the school meets accreditation goals. Throughout his time at the school, Tom and his familiar (A crow named Jim.) deal with microaggressions (A classmate assumes that he recovers his mana with grape soda.) and out and out aggression, bullying, and discrimination. In a parallel story, Lindsay, who comes straight out of a shojo manga, learns to be a good white ally, but her story never overpowers Tom’s heroic journey.

A cold open wherein Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass (By way of Marvel’s Jericho Drumm), and John Henry fight spell-casting KKK members sets the tone for Black Mage and also introduces key plot elements of the book. Kirkland designs the costumes of the professors at St. Ivory to look like Klan robes, names the school headmaster “Lynch”, and colors the students’ uniforms the starchiest of whites. Even in the early going, the school oozes oppression with the school bully/headmaster’s son/a little racist POS, Bryce asking him to watch his “tone” in the lunch room, which leads to a magic battle that is only stopped by the aforementioned Lynch using a spell that mimics slave’s chains. The art style might make it seem that way, but, for the most part, Black Mage isn’t a cuddly school story. It is about confronting racism that is at the foundation of American society as Barnes and Kirkland use magical energy, items, passageways etc as metaphors for the cold, hard facts that much of the United States was built by Black slaves, and that society hasn’t really changed that much. This is self-evident in many Americans’ apathy towards the racial aspects of police brutality and both defensive and aggressive responses to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Black Mage

The plot of Black Mage isn’t about educating white people about racism and having a feel good, link arms moment. It’s about the struggle against racism using magical powers. DJ Kirkland’s high powered art and profuse usage of double page spreads during the magic fight scenes match that energy. Emotions become lightning or fire spells with names straight out of the Final Fantasy games, and Kirkland stages the fights like fighting video games while adding the intense facial expressions and cartoon shorthand of shonen manga. Then, Barnes sprinkles some badass one-liners on top while mostly staying out of Kirkland’s way and letting the fighters’ stances and chosen spells choose the story. Finally, Kirkland’s choice of layouts and depiction of Tom and his abilities mirrors his progression throughout Black Mage as he goes from trying to keep his head down and make it through the school day to being a downright heroic figure. Think final boss battle for the last one-third or so of this book is structured.

Black Mage has an unflinching message of anti-racism and forces non-Black readers to confront their own prejudices through interactions between Tom and Lindsay and other less sympathetic figures. But it also has engaging fight scenes and wonderfully transposes the aesthetics of Magical girls, fight manga, and JRPGs to the fight against systemic racism in the United States. DJ Kirkland trots out some unique fight choreography and page compositions that enhance the arc that Daniel Barnes lays out for Tom Token with a touch of a mystery plot. Black Mage has cool art, a good message, compelling characters, and is a bit cathartic too. It’s worth checking out for fans of video games and manga as well as Western comics or by anyone who wants to see racists get their asses kicked in a fantasy fiction style.

Story: Daniel Barnes Art: DJ Kirkland
Letters: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Story: 8.8 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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