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This Week’s Oni Press Previews

Check out previews for all of Oni Press‘ releases this week before they hit the shelves this Wednesday. Click the cover below to see the full preview.


Preview: The Sixth Gun Volume 9: Boot Hill

The Sixth Gun Volume 9: Boot Hill

(W) Cullen Bunn
(A/CA) Brian Hurtt
(C) Bill Crabtree
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $19.99

The gates of the Armageddon have been thrown open, and the world we know has been destroyed. Now, Griselda and her minions journey through the Realm of the Dead in search of the Devil’s Workshop. Giving chase, Drake Sinclair and Becky Montcrief have one chance to stop the Grey Witch before she takes control of the Workshop and recreates the world in her horrific image. Old friends—and old enemies—reappear in this final apocalyptic chapter of the hit series!


Preview: Rick and Morty #19

Rick and Morty #19

(W) Kyle Starks
(A/CA) CJ Cannon
(C) Ryan Hill
INCENTIVE COVER illustrated by Tait Howard
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99

The conclusion of Rick’s grand “selfless” adventure! AKA, the issue in which CJ Cannon gets real tired of drawing Meeseeks!

The authorities are closing in on Rick’s expanded (and highly illegal) penp juice trade, which he is now using Meeseeks to operate. As their eventual capture looms closer, Summer is on her way back from her own adventure, which has gone terribly awry. How can the Smith family evade capture and take zero responsibility for flooding the intergalactic market with hallucinogenic drugs? YOU GOTTA READ TO FIND OUT, DAWG!


Preview: Exodus: The Life After #8

Exodus: The Life After #8

(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov
(A/C/CA) Gabo
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $3.99

As our world teeters on the brink of collapse, Essie stands between us and the utter destruction of humanity at the hands of Jude and his army of non-believers. Her only hope remains the greatest writer of the 20th Century not named Vonnegut.


Preview: Brik #4

Brik #4

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

Drew is left reeling in the wake of his mom’s attack and may have to accept that Yonkers—under the oppressive thumb of the mysterious Russian gangster Little Stalin—is no longer safe for their family. Inspired by fear and anger, Drew decides the dangers of commanding the golem, now named Brik, are worth the justice they can bring to the streets of New York. But when Drew and Brik make a bigger impact on the neighborhood than expected, Little Stalin comes out of the shadows to respond.


Preview: Another Castle #5

Another Castle #5

(W) Andrew Wheeler
(A/C/CA) Paulina Ganucheau
ALTERNATE COVER illustrated by Kris Anka
AGE RANGE: 8 and up
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $3.99

The countdown begins! Misty has mere minutes before she must turn herself over to Badlug and become his bride, or else he’ll burn the city and its people to the ground. Prince Pete is out for the count; the only sword that can kill Badlug is lost; and a dragon waits impatiently to let loose its fire. All hope may be lost—unless Misty and the citizens of Grimoire can make one last stand.



Preview: Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar #4


(W/A/CA) Sarah Graley
(C/CA) Mildred Louis
BACK-UP COMIC illustrated by Marc Ellerby
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99

Mr. Poopybutthole is up to his top hat in trouble! Kidnapped and tied to a chair, Mr. Poopybutthole must negotiate with his crooked agent! Otherwise he’ll get forced into a contract of being a glamorous tv/movie star again, oOOo-wee, no thank you. It seems only Summer can save him now, but will she get to Mr. Poopybutthole in time before he is whisked away and put on a film set?

Meanwhile at home, Rick reveals Jerry’s tasty secret.


Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

death-of-x-2Wednesdays 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.


Top Pick: Harley Quinn #6 (DC Comics) – The punk scene and Harley are a match made in anarchist heaven! This issue will give you life!

Wynonna Earp Vol 1 TP (IDW Publishing) – This reboot/re-imagining of Wynonna Earp will bring TV fans and die-hard fans from the OG comics when she was still blonde and buxom together under one accord. Wynonna is one hell of a bad ass and her story deserves to be told. Get semi caught up with this trade paperback and enjoy yourself. It’s a great jump off point to get to know the new Wynonna, meet her for the first time or, discover some of the things that you wish you

Black Panther #7 (Marvel) – Black Panther gets more than by with a little help from his friends! This issue has everything you need and want, a lot of action, some serious double crossing, a nice spirit walk , funny and clever quips ,a dash of blaxploitation fire and , some killer cameos!

Spell on Wheels #1 (Dark Horse) – Girl powered road trip! But, the girls are witches on the trail of the thief that stole their powers.

Death of X #2 (Marvel) – It’s going DOWN! two more issues then we have IvX! This is the bridge to cover that gap and set the stage for one hell of a fight. Without giving away too much lets just say that the X-men, especially Cyclops should “Beware when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become one.” Because where the Inhumans are concerned he’s starting to sound an awful lot like the humans who came for the X-men and the other mutants.



Top Pick: Dept. H #7 (Dark Horse) – This has been such a good series so far by Matt and Sharlene Kindt. The underwater claustrophobia continues as Mia searches for who killed her father while trying to stay alive. The combination of the pencils and watercolor is just beautiful in this book and you should definitely check it out.

Black Hammer #4 (Dark Horse) – Such an original series. I always have liked what Lemire does, but this is so weird and silly and yet has such a great story. The characters are somehow relatable while still being so over the top. The way it pokes at superhero tropes is hilarious and refreshing. I also love the classic style art in this book, it really fits well.

Batman #9 (DC Comics) – Now that we are done with “Night of The Monster Men,” we can get back to a more focused story I hope. I love what Tom King was doing with this book, and am excited to see what this “I Am Suicide” arc is all about. King has made Batman very vulnerable so far, and I want to see how far he takes The Dark Knight, and how far DC is willing to let him.

Death of X #2 (Marvel) – I love Aaron Kuder’s art. It’s a breath of fresh air for Marvel. I also liked the first issue and want to see what Soule and Lemire do here since they are both writing this series. I’ve been intrigued by this title, and as a kid who grew up with The X-books being my favorites, I want to see what Marvel is really planning for them.

Infamous Iron Man #1 (Marvel) – Who doesn’t want to see Victor Von Doom as Iron Man? I’m so curious to see what Bendis will do here. I am sure everyone is. Is Victor truly redeemed post-Secret Wars? What will he think of Riri? Where the hell is Tony? There are tons of questions, and I am very hopeful for this series.



Top Pick: Faith #4 (Valiant) – Alex looking forward to a Valiant comic? Hardly a surprise, really, but this issue that has Faith, Archer and Faith (yes, really) attending a comic book convention is going to be an absolute blast to read.

Batman #9 (DC Comics) – At last the crossover story is done, so hopefully now we get to something that’s just flat out better.

Black Hammer #4 (Dark Horse) – A story about forgotten, or lost, heroes trapped for some reason in a town that most of them don’t want to be in. It’s a brilliant story, and one I was fortunate enough to read the first two issues in one go – absolutely worth your time.

Green Lanterns #9 (DC Comics) – After eight issues, I’ve found that I’ve become rather fond of the Green Lantern property post-Rebirth, and a large part of that new found fandom is because of this comic. It’s fairly similar in tone to Faith, and seeing as how that’s one of my favourite series right now, it stands to reason that this would also be pretty high on my list.

Ninjak #20 (Valiant) – I’m still not as excited about this comic as I want to be, but it’s still more enticing to me than almost anything that Marvel are publishing this week. I don’t know whether that says more about Valiant’s consistent high quality or Marvel’s lack of anything interesting.



Top Pick: Infamous Iron Man #1 (Marvel) – Doctor Doom as Iron Man is an intriguing concept and we get the details as to why and how here. If you don’t want Civil War II spoiled, you might want to avoid this comic, but, it gives us our first hint as to what the hell goes down at the end of that event. Beyond that, Doom as hero is actually really interesting and something I want to see.

Death of X #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was a bit mixed for me, but I really want to see what happened between Mutants and Inhumans and the fate of a lot of characters. Marvel has teased things, and I want the details.

The Black Hood Season 2 #1 (Dark Circle) – Archie’s “superhero” series gets a second volume. The first was brutal, dark, and really great to read. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #1 (DC’s Young Animal) – This new line of comics from DC has been really interesting and the latest release is an interesting one with a rather obscure character. I have no idea what to expect, but it’s one that’s high on my list to find out.

The Bunker #19 (Oni Press) – The time traveling mind trip comes to an end with this issue which feels like it has so much to wrap up. It’s been one hell of a ride, so how this all ends is something I really want to know and can’t wait to find out.



Secret Path: Confronting the past is something that often requires dealing with controversial subject matter, looking outward to return inward in the present time, reflecting and hoping a light is shone on what is often ignored. Secret Path tells the story of a young boy named Chanie Wenjack whom died trying to find his way home, 400 miles away, after escaping from the often brutal conditions that many Aboriginal people faced in Residential Schools. Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip and long time activist for Aboriginal rights, and artist Jeff Lemire, present a story in which Canada must come face to face with their own past reality.

Black Hammer #4 (Dark Horse) – The team of Black Hammer continues to flesh out some very thought provoking, emotional, and deconstructive stories/images on the superhero genre as a whole. This issue looks to focus on Abraham Slam’s past, intermingling with the present time.

Black Panther #7 (Marvel) – Chris Sprouse has been doing a solid job penciling the last few issues after Brian Stelfreeze’s first four issues and looks to continue expanding the wide range of characters and places with Ta-Nehisi Coates’s scripts and Laura Martin’s wide-ranging colours. It looks like the creative team will be re-introducing ‘The Crew’ with the new set of members looking like Black Panther, Misty Knight, Storm and Luke Cage.

Black Widow #7 (Marvel) – Black Widow returns and looks to confront the very person that has been screwing around with her life: Weeping Lion. Chris Samnee, Mark Waid, and Matt Wilson have created a wonderfully balanced series, showing the power of visual storytelling alongside scripts that don’t really rely too heavily on exposition.

Faith #4 (Valiant) – Faith and Archer decide to spend some much needed time together by going to the local comic convention, away from the hustle and bustle of being a superhero. But, sometimes you just can’t escape that. The two have found themselves about to face off against a group of people trying to invade on the fun to be had at nerdvana.



Top Pick: Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #1 (DC’s Young Animal) – Even a few titles in, Gerard Way’s ‘Young Animals’ is already proving to be a shot in the arm for DC’s comics line, with the My Chemical Romance frontman and his team embracing the weird and cherry picking the most obscure and weird characters from the company’s vaults.They don’t come any more obscure than Cave Carson, the one with the cybernetic eye, first appearing in four issues of the ‘Brave and the Bold’ in the 60’s before making his way onto the aptly named “Forgotten Heroes” along with Animal Man in the 80’s.

“Inspired by the visionary work of DC’s experimental past, but shaped and focused on the absurdity of today” is the imprints mission statement and it would seem that Way and Rivera are taking the spelunking hero down a psychedelic, self exploratory path as he struggles with his grip on reality after his wife’s death.

Infamous Iron Man #1 (Marvel) – Following in the footsteps of Doctor Octopus as Superior Spider-man, this month Iron Man becomes infamous as the leader of Latveria dons Stark’s armor. One of two characters taking over the Iron Man Mantle along with Riri Williams it remains to be seen if Bendis and Maleev’s Victor is truly on a path to redemption or working an angle to a new devious master plan.

While his last big plan saw Doom elevate himself to the status of God of the newly formed battleworld, can one of the biggest and most complex villains of the Marvel Universe really step up and become a true hero? With the series’ second issue featuring long time adversary and sure to be skeptical Ben Grimm, it’s sure going to be an interesting look into an already layered character.

Preview: Night’s Dominion #2


(W/A/C/CA) Ted Naifeh
AGE RANGE: 16 and up
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $3.99

When she’s not working as a barmaid, Emerane becomes the Night, the most wanted thief in Umber. But when the Furie, Umber’s self-proclaimed champion, declares himself her enemy, she’s soon penniless and desperate. Her only recourse is to join the Bard and his ragtag team of rogues as they infiltrate the Cult of Uhlume’s tower in search of untold riches. The tower is not as it seems, however, and our heroes—if we dare call them such—may find more than they bargained for in its murky depths.


Preview: Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth #3


(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov
(W/A/CA) Tony Fleecs
(C) Luigi Anderson
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99

The Jeff Steinberg situation (or Operation Brighter Tomorrow, as Obama calls it [or Operation Bummer Tomorrow as everyone else calls it]) is in full swing with Jeff back on the space station, heart freshly broken by Shelley, ready to think about maybe trying to possibly save Earth… if he can. But he pretty much has to, according to Captain Dave of the Intergalactic Council of Planetary Relations, otherwise something terrible (or nothing terrible at all?) might befall the planet. But whatever, time for Jeff to climb into his mech suit and give this Champion of Earth thing the old college try. Wait… did Jeff go to college?


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