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Review: Justice Warriors #2

Justice Warriors #2

Reality is pretty insane right now. Things look bleak. They get weirder by the day. It’s a tragedy within a comedy within a tragedy. Thankfully we have some brilliant people out there who have no issue finding the absurd and skewering it in so many ways. Justice Warriors #2 continues its quest to needle so much of the utter bullshit.

Written by Matt Bors and Ben Clarkson, Justice Warriors #2 continues as Swamp and Schitt must deal with the riots occurring around the city. First, due to a plot to drive record sales to spur the economy. Then, having to do with bread and speculation. In between that we get digs into Crypto/NFTs, “special months”, and so much more.

Justice Warriors #2 takes the insanity and ramps it up to massive levels. While the first issue gave us a scheme to drive record sales and for elected officials to profit off of that, this one shifts the focus to even more insane investments, this time dealing with bread. It’s hard to not think about Crypto and NFTs while reading either of these plots. At times you can swear you’ve heard the same pitches about each of those. But, at least bread has a use, unlike digital goods.

Then there’s the constant “special causes” that are promoted. With an arrest you get a cancer screening. A gun is green due to mental health awareness. It’s all small mocking of our commodification and exploitation of causes. Small jokes that have clear targets. And of course Bors and Clarkson just one-up each reference with an even more absurd next one.

The art is as much of the joke as anything else. Each scene is packed with visuals that’ll get you to pause and try to pick up on every small detail. This is a wacky world where mutants are plenty and every detail is a specific choice. It’s interesting to look and try to figure out the visual decisions that were made and how they enhance not just the story and jokes but the whole point that’s being made.

As with AHOY Comics, the issue has a lot of extras including a one page comic done totally by Borrs as well as two prose entries. They’re all nice additions to the comic and feel like a bonus but this comic is sold by the main comic all by itself, it’s that solid.

Justice Warriors #2 does a fantastic job of delivering laughs while skewering our society. It works as a mad camp of a cop story that goes in directions that are completely unexpected. The creative team delivers a read where you have no idea what they’re going to punch next and what jokes are coming.

Story: Matt Bors, Ben Clarkson, Kirk Vanderbeek, Robert Jeschonek
Art: Ben Clarkson, Matt Bors, Peter Bagge
Color: Felipe Sobreiro Letterer: Matt Bors

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

AHOY Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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“Weird Al” Yankovic & Z2 Comics Join Forces For The Original Graphic Novel The Illustrated Al: The Songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic

Z2 Comics has announced a collaboration with pop culture icon “Weird Al” Yankovic to publish The Illustrated Al: The Songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic. Written by “Weird Al” Yankovic, this career-spanning visual feast unites some of our top cartoonists and illustrators to express Al’s “Yankovisions.” The Great AL-merican Songbook features 20-plus classic Al songs interpreted by such artists as Bill PlymptonAaron AugenblickPeter BaggeSteve ChanksFelipe SobreiroGideon KendallMichael KuppermanWes HargisRuben BollingFred HarperRyan DunlaveyR. SikoryakJeff McClellandJeff McComseyHilary BartaJohnny SampsonTom RichmondBob Fingerman, and many more! The book also features cover art by Drew Friedman and Mike & Laura Allred, as well as a custom art print set from Jesse Philips, a collector’s card set by Danny Hellman, and a foreword from legendary comic Emo Philips, who is also opening for Al on his current 133-show tour of North America, with an accompanying illustration by master MAD alumnus Sam Viviano.

Z2 Comics and “Weird Al” Yankovic present The Illustrated Al: The Songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic in both softcover and hardcover formats, as well as oversized hardcover deluxe, and an oversized hardcover deluxe hand-signed edition. Drew Friedman and Mike & Laura Allred provide cover art. Deluxe editions include a wax pack of collector’s cards illustrated by Danny Hellman, a 3-piece art print set from Jesse Philips, a vinyl slipmat, drink coasters, and, in the Super Deluxe Edition, Al-signed books as well as a “Weird Al” Yankovic branded mini-accordion. 

Preview: Snelson: Comedy is Dying #1

Snelson: Comedy is Dying #1

(W) Paul Constant
(A) Fred Harper
COVER A: Fred Harper
COVER B: Peter Bagge
August 4, 2021
$3.99

In the 1990s, “edgy” standup comic MELVILLE SNELSON had it all—but twenty-five years later, his jokes come off as tired and offensive. Desperate for a comeback, Snelson sets out on tour with a group of young, socially conscious comedians. Can a ’90s has-been hit the big time, or is Snelson about to be cancelled for good? A hilarious, definitely adult contemporary satire that mocks the dying breaths of white male entitlement, from the writer of AHOY’s PLANET OF THE NERDS.

All AHOY titles include bonus illustrated prose stories. Issue 1 features a shocking variant cover by Peter Bagge (Hate).

Snelson: Comedy is Dying #1

Preview: Snelson: Comedy is Dying #1

Snelson: Comedy is Dying #1

(W) Paul Constant
(A) Fred Harper
COVER A: Fred Harper
COVER B: Peter Bagge
August 4, 2021
$3.99

In the 1990s, “edgy” standup comic MELVILLE SNELSON had it all—but twenty-five years later, his jokes come off as tired and offensive. Desperate for a comeback, Snelson sets out on tour with a group of young, socially conscious comedians. Can a ’90s has-been hit the big time, or is Snelson about to be cancelled for good? A hilarious, definitely adult contemporary satire that mocks the dying breaths of white male entitlement, from the writer of AHOY’s PLANET OF THE NERDS.

All AHOY titles include bonus illustrated prose stories. Issue 1 features a shocking variant cover by Peter Bagge (Hate).

Snelson: Comedy is Dying #1

AHOY Comics Announces Snelson: Comedy is Dying from Paul Constant, Fred Harper, Lee Loughridge, and Rob Steen

Melville Snelson was killing it. He was the talk of the stand up circuit. He had a TV sitcom in development! He even had a date with Janeane Garofalo (although, to be fair, she denies it). But that was the 1990’s — and that was a long time ago.

Welcome to Snelson: Comedy is Dying, an all-new series from AHOY Comics, written by Paul Constant, featuring art by Fred Harper, colors by Lee Loughridge, and lettering by Rob Steen. This 5-issue series chronicles the misadventures of a washed-up comedian whose career peaked when Dawson’s Creek was still on the air. Bitter because he missed his big break in the ‘90s, Snelson is struggling with the idea that he’s a victim of cancel culture or, even worse, forgotten altogether. The debut issue, featuring a collectible variant cover by legendary cartoonist Peter Bagge, will be published by AHOY Comics on August 4, 2021.

Preview: Full Bleed, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation

Full Bleed, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation

Gavin Edwards, Tini Howard, Joe Lansdale, Josh O’Neill, Hannah Means-Shannon, Philip Kennedy Johnson, Adam Knave, Vivek Tiwary, Russell Sheath, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Kat Kruger, Jon Raymond, Benjamin Percy, and many more (w) • Roger Langridge, Peter Bagge, Sara Richard, Julia Alekseyeva, Jen Vaughn, Noah Van Sciver, Danica Brine, Gideon Kendall, Tony Shasteen, Steve Beach, Brent Schoonover, Shannon Wheeler and many more (a) • Michael Brophy (c)

The World’s ONLY 200-page print-only hardcover magazine is back with Volume 3, and this is the best one yet! Welcome to HEAVY ROTATION.

Here’s just the beginning: Rolling Stone’s Gavin Edwards chimes in with a lost and unpublished Grant Morrison interview (that is absolutely bonkers), The Fifth Beatle’s Vivek Tiwary pens an essay on the 50th anniversary of Yellow Submarine, Hannah Means-Shannon from Metallica and Scott Ian of Anthrax on their long friendship, and shared love of horror and all things geek.

New comics from Roger Langridge, Josh O’Neill & Gideon Kendall, Adam Knave & Andrew Losq, Kat Kruger & Jen Vaughn, Noah Van Sciver, Julia Alekseyeva, and more! New fiction from Joe Lansdale! New essays from Tini Howard, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Jarrett Melendez, Jon Raymond and more!

And we’re just getting started. Like the first two volumes, FULL BLEED, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation has a surprise in store on every page.

FULL BLEED, Vol. 1 was a smash hit, and it’s… sold out! But did you miss out on FULL BLEED, Vol. 2? It’s still available below!

HC • FC • $25.99 • 200 pages • 8-1/2” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-532-6

Full Bleed, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation

Exclusive: Check Out Geof Darrow’s Original Art for the Next Two Volumes of Full Bleed

IDW Published is currently running a Kickstarter for Full Bleed Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation which runs until January 10.

The print only hardcover magazine features a long-lost interview with bestselling comic book writer Grant Morrison, discussing his feud with writer Alan Moore; a conversation between music legends Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Anthrax’s Scott Ian; interviews with with comic book legend Geof Darrow, and contributions by Julia Alekseyeva, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Peter Bagge, Tini Howard, Gideon Kendall, Roger Langridge, Joe Lansdale, Erin Nations, Benjamin Percy, Jon Raymond, Sara Richard, Vivek J. Tiwary, Noah Van Sciver; Shannon Wheeler, and many more.

On top of some impressive entertainment, this is your chance to own original art of Geof Darrow‘s.

The Geof Darrow Original Art Tier nets you Signed & Numbered Limited Versions of the next 2 volumes of Full Bleed: The Comics & Culture Quarterly, along with signed limited prints for those two volumes (Artists TBD) along with slipcase for all FOUR volumes. Plus a free copy of Las Vegas Repo #2! Plus an enamel Full Bleed “Sphere” pin (3rd in the series).. AND get your name in the next volume of Full Bleed ! Along with one piece of completely ORIGINAL ART by the legendary Geof Darrow!

We’ve got an exclusive first look at the original art by Darrow.

The Kickstarter runs until January 10 and Full Bleed Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation features:

  • The Grant Morrison Interview, Part One, By Gavin Edwards, illustration by Peter Bagge
  • Monsters of Rock: An interview with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, and Anthrax’s Scott Ian, concerning their shared history and love of all things horror and genre, By Russell Sheath, illustration by Tony Shasteen
  • We Don’t All Live in a Yellow Submarine: An Essay, By Vivek J. Tiwary
  • The Watering Shed: A brand-new short story featuring Hap & Leonard, By award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale
  • Lover’s Eyes: An Essay, By Tini Howard, with illustrations by Sara Richard
  • Arizona Daisy: A new comic, By Roger Langridge
  • May 1968: The Revolution that Almost Was – A comic essay, By Julia Alekseyeva
  • Black’s In: When a “Blackout” is a Good Thing, Text and illustrations by Abdulkareem Baba Aminu
  • Following the Bloody Trail of the Shaolin Cowboy: An interview with Geof Darrow, featuring never-before-seen art, by Hannah Means-Shannon
  • The Underdream: A new comic, By Josh O’Neill and Gideon Kendall
  • The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen: Chapter Three, By Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Steve Beach
  • Down Mexico Way: A travel log, By Jarrett Melendez, with illustration from Danica Brine
  • Uncharted Part Two: A short story, By Benjamin Percy with spot illustrations by Brent Schoonover
  • The Shapes: A new comic, By Adam Knave & Andrew Losq
  • New short comics from Shannon Wheeler, Jennifer Hayden and Noah Van Sciver
  • A personal tale of young love gone wrong, By award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Jon Raymond
  • The Big Smoke, a photo essay, By Joel Meadows
  • Blade Runner: Technology Steals the Soul — An essay, By Tom Waltz, with illustration by Santipérez
  • The Five Most Important Underground Cartoonists, an essay, By Bob Levin
  • Home: A new comic by Erin Nations

Preview: Quantum and Woody! (2017) #5

QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #5

Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by KANO
Cover A (Standard) by MICHAEL WALSH (FEB181898)
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW (FEB181899)
Extreme Ultra-Foil Chase Variant by GEOFF SHAW (FEB181900)
Q&W Icon Variant by PETER BAGGE (FEB181901)
Pre-Order Edition by ADAM GORHAM (OCT171909)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 18th

Three’s company!

After three decades and 10,000 miles, the moment of truth has finally arrived: Our heroes are about to come face-to-face with Woody’s long-lost father! In Australia! Will Woody abandon his adoptive brother and trusted partner-in-crime-fighting to embrace a hard-partying scoundrel with no sense of decency? Or…is the world’s worst superhero team about to become a terrible trio?

Plus: Back in America, DC’s super-science crime cabal is about to get an energizing new addition!

It’s going to be a real “Martha” moment when Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and dazzling artist extraordinaire Kano (Immortal Iron Fist) tear one family apart, only to bring another one together as “KISS KISS, KLANG KLANG” heads to a death-defying finish!

Preview: Ninjak #0

NINJAK #0

Written by MATT KINDT with CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA with MJ KIM, KHARI EVANS, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, SIJA HONG, JUAN JOSÉ RYP, and TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUL172260)
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL172261)
Cover C by YAMA ORCE (JUL172262)
Variant Cover by PETER BAGGE (JUL172264)
Variant Cover by JAVIER PULIDO (JUL172265)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (JUL172263)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 13th

AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! AN EXPLOSIVE 40-PAGE MILESTONE! Ninjak’s past and future – in the crosshairs!

Behind the years of training… Underneath the high-tech gadgetry… MI-6’s most experienced operative is still flesh and blood. So just how is a mortal man like Colin King able to survive in a world filled with telekinetic psiots, eternal warriors, and sentient suits of alien armor? The key to Ninjak’s survival is buried deep in the past…and today, the world’s most dreaded super-spy prepares to reveal his most closely guarded secrets!

FIRST: Superstar writer Matt Kindt concludes his masterful, record- setting run alongside fan-favorite artist Francis Portela (FAITH) and an all-star cast of special guests with an essential and revelatory tale of Ninjak’s deadly beginnings!

THEN: The gauntlet is passed to acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and blockbuster artist Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) as they prepare a startling introduction to Colin King’s next mission with a shocking prelude to NINJA-K #1, a riveting new ongoing series beginning in November!

 

Preview: Divinity #0

DIVINITY #0

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (JUN172060)
Cover B by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA (JUN172061)
Cover C (Wraparound) by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN172062)
Variant Cover by PETER BAGGE (JUN172064)
Variant Cover by KANO (JUN172065)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (JUN172063)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 16th (FOC – 7/24/17)

AN EPIC JUMPING-ON POINT LEADING DIVINITY THROUGH THE WHOLE OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE! 

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and explosive artist Renato Guedes (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Wolverine) present an awe-inspiring introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics – as told through the eyes of Valiant’s most powerful cosmic force!

DIVINITY, a lost Russian cosmonaut newly returned to Earth with god-like powers, has successfully restored the world to order after the reality-altering event known as the Stalinverse. But how can a man – even one with near-divine abilities – know for certain that the planet has been truly restored in full? To make sure, Divinity must bear witness to the world as it now stands – heroes, villains, gods, and all – to ensure the rightful order of the Valiant Universe!

From BLOODSHOT to FAITH to NINJAK and dozens of surprise guest stars, traverse the world of Valiant’s most enduring icons as DIVINITY guides a standalone entry point into the most acclaimed publishing line in comics today!

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