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Unboxing: DC Comics Bombshells Raven Statue from DC Collectibles

Raven, the most mysterious member of the Teen Titans, is reimagined in this new Bombshells statue-and she’s ready to cast her next spell.

A limited edition statue of 5,200, it’s designed by Ant Lucia and sculpted by Tim Miller.

We open up and show off this latest addition to the DC Comics Bombshells statue line. The statue comes to stores April 19, 2017.

You can order your own:
Amazon or Entertainment Earth or Warner Bros.



DC Collectibles provided Graphic Policy with a FREE statue for review
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Preview: Raven #5

Raven #5

(W) Marv Wolfman (A) Diogenes Neves, Ruy Jose (CA) Stephanie Hans
In Shops: Jan 18, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“THE WHITE CARNIVAL” part five! San Francisco is on the brink of total disaster, with more citizens being sucked into the giant orb by the minute. Raven can’t possibly overcome such insurmountable odds…unless she gets a little help from her family!


Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

div3-aric_001_cover-b_bernardWednesdays 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: Kill or Be Killed #5 (Image) – Ed Brubaker, Elizabeth Breitweiser, and Sean Phillips are back and I cannot be more excited. They have done a tremendous job on this book and have proven once again, they hold the crown for pulp crime comics. This comic has me nervous and excited each time a new issue comes out!

U.S.Avengers #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was such a blast, and Al Ewing is on a roll lately, and one of the best things Marvel has going for it. We will see more of the Gold $kull by the looks of it, and probably go a bit deeper on this whacky team. More Red Hulk, he’s great.

The Clone Conspiracy #4 (Marvel) – I am a massive Spider-Man fan, I won’t apologize for that, so therefore I am excited for this issue, and actually enjoy the event. Now obviously if you’re not enjoying what they are doing, don’t listen to me here, but I want to see how this wraps up, and we are almost there. We also get a double Spidey dose with Amazing Spider-Man this week!

Superman #15 (DC Comics) – You get a Superman! And you get a Superman! I’ve loved this run by Tomasi and Gleason and the last issue was so much fun and just crazy. This is one of DC’s most consistent comics and I want to see where they are going after the last wild issue. Also, Red Son Superman, Captain Carrot, and more!

Trinity #5 (DC Comics) – Francis Manapul should be reason enough for anyone to read and drool at this comic. His art is just completely on another level to me, and this book rivals The Mighty Thor for the “prettiest” comic. Also, I actually am enjoying the story of our legendary trinity quite a bit.



Top Pick: Divinity III Stalinverse: Aric Son Of The Revolution #1 (Valiant) – There’s a sense of something awesome about Valiant’s Divinity III, and while the first tie-in was good, it’s this one that has me most excited. Getting a chance to read some more about Aric of Dacia in this setting has me chomping at the bit to get my hands on the comic.

Harbinger Renegade #3 (Valiant) – What can I say? I’m a fan of Harbinger, and with Peter returning to Earth I’m looking forward to seeing how Rafer Roberts reunites the Renegades.

Deadpool the Duck #2 (Marvel) – When the first issue didn’t make me want to claw my eyes out, I kinda got curious to read the next issue. I mean… now that Deadpool The Duck is finally in the comic, I want to see what we get.



Motor Girl #3 (Abstract Studios) – Sam has problems. UFO’s are keeping her up every night, dropping in for parts and coffee, and a suspicious Area 51 fanatic is determined to catch it all on video. To make matters worse, the bank wants to repossess the junkyard and build a casino. But Sam is determined to stop them, especially when she learns the junkyard is sacred ground. This new series by Terry Moore is fun, funny, cute, and the first two issues are some of my recent favorites from anyone.

Curse Words #1 (Image) – A wizard comes to Earth to… conquer it? It’s a bit nebulous in this first issue that introduces is to Wizord, a hipster-ish wizard bringing realy magic to Earth. The first issue is entertaining and launches a stylish new series.

The Mighty Captain Marvel #1 (Marvel) – I think Carol Danvers really came off poorly in Civil War II, but I’m still interested in seeing where Marvel takes her and this series.

Monsters Unleashed #1 (Marvel) – Marvel heroes versus kaiju. Nuff said.

Revolutionaries #1 (IDW Publishing) – IDW and Hasbro’s “Revolution” is over and this series looks to bring together some of the characters from the now shared universe into a team book.



Harley Quinn #12 (DC Comics) – Joker + Harley = War of the Roses style mayhem.

Raven #5 (DC Comics) – Raven calls for familial back up to save San Francisco from the orb.

Gamora #2 (Marvel) – Gamora is on a collision course with revenge and things might not be what they seem or go as she planned.

SLAM! #3 (BOOM! Studios) – derby drama and love in comic book form, what more could you want?


Preview: Raven #4

Raven #4

(W) Marv Wolfman (A) Alisson Borges, Diogenes Neves, Ruy Jose (CA) Jorge Jimenez
In Shops: Dec 21, 2016
SRP: $2.99

“THE WHITE CARNIVAL” part four! When a strange new group of masked villains takes credit for the glowing orb and holds the entire city of San Francisco for ransom, Raven is forced to confront them head-on! Are they any match for the daughter of Trigon? And is there more going on here than meets the eye?


Preview: Raven #3

Raven #3

(W) Marv Wolfman (A) Alisson Borges (CA) Annie Wu
In Shops: Nov 16, 2016
SRP: $2.99

“The White Carnival” part three! San Francisco goes on high alert when a strange, glowing orb begins to consume the city itself! Can Raven save her new friends and her new home from this mysterious and powerful force?


Review: Raven #2

raven_cv2Raven is “adjusting” to life in San Francisco with her Aunt Alice but, her dreams are keeping her awake at night. Some force beyond her control keeps trying to  pull her from her body. In the last issue she settled into her new human life away from Azar but, in Raven #2 she finds out that even if you run from the supernatural it can find you. The problem is that she doesn’t know what she’s facing but, whatever it is it can take people and pull her from her body.

Mary Wolfman is a story telling supernova! The story, the dialogue, even the exposition spins a web that draws the reader into the story and makes it impossible to put this issue down. Even the day to day activities of Raven as she navigates through high school, seem so real that you find yourself invested. Despite the little bit of time that we get to spend with Raven’s new friends, we feel invested in their safety and care as much as Raven does when Antt gets called into the void. Wolfman does a great job with the characters and does a great job by her readers by giving them something entertaining and deep to read.

Alison Borges‘ artwork is beautiful, precise, smart and evokes just as much emotion as the story itself. The attention to detail sucks the reader in and adds to the investment that you feel while reading and engaging with this gripping story. You can feel the powers being used , the color palette always matches what’s going on in the story. It’s dark and mystical when it needs to be and bright, airy and fun when it needs to be.

Overall Raven #2 is worthy of applause, praise and maybe a few rereads. Issue #2 is great as a stand-alone issue and as part of the larger arc. I loved reading it now and I can’t wait until this arc is over so that I can have it in TP form and absorb the awesomeness by reading the story as a whole.

Story: Mary Wolfman Art: Alison Borges
Story: 9.4 Art: 9.5 Overall:9.4 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy a FREE  copy for review

Around the Tubes

captain-americ-steve-rogers-5-coverIt’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What are you planning on getting? Sound off in the comments below!

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Times of India – This German illustrator turned her Nazi past into a graphic novel – That sounds interesting…

CBLDF – Mike Diana Case Still Resonates in CBLDF History – A case you should know about.

CBR – Sony Alters Valiant Movie Plans; Harbinger to Release Before Bloodshot – Who’s looking forward to these movies?

ICv2 – The Culture Wars Are Over. Comics Won. – Agree? Disagree?


Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – Captain America: Steve Rogers #1

Talking Comics – Confessions of a College Kingpin #1

Newsarama – Deadpool Annual #1

The Beat – Exits

Talking Comics – Karnak #5

Newsarama – Nova #11

Talking Comics – Raven #1

Comic Attack – Romulus #1

Talking Comics – Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes #1

Rebirth Review: Comics Released On 9/21

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s Rebirth Review where we take a look at the comics released under DC‘s Rebirth banner and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for new readers to pick them up; the ratings are based solely on the issues released in the post-Rebirth ongoing series, with more consideration given for the specific issue being read when it comes to the final rating than the series overall. You may notice that not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I have a memory like a sieve and sometimes forget to pick them up. If I have missed an issue, typically I won’t go looking for back issues to to catch up on events – this feature is all about accessibility for new readers, after all.

This week saw a couple of new number one issues, as well as a couple of easily accessible jumping on points.

aqm_cv7_dsAquaman #7 This is a really interesting series so far, with Aquaman being shown in his more kingly duties as he tries to build relations between the surface world an Atlantis – and stop the war between the two that is brewing. Unfortunately, unless you’re more familiar with the series than the above synopsis, this may be a touch Unfriendly.

Batman #7 Gotham faces a hurricane and DC’s first post Rebirth crossover story begins here as Night Of The Monster Men kicks off. Supposing you have a passing familiarity with Detective Comics current story line then you’ll find this a Friendly issue.

Cyborg #1 The rule of thumb with DC‘s post Rebirth comics is that a first issue will be accessible. Occasionally this is only the case if you’ve read the Rebirth special, with the first issue of a series functioning more as a second. That’s not the case here – if you haven’t read the Rebirth  special, you’ll be fine. Cyborg #1 is a cyb-cv1_dsvery Friendly comic, and well worth reading – whether you’re a fan of Cyborg or not.

Green Arrow #7 The second part of an interlude story that focuses on Emiko’s journey, this is an Unfriendly comic unless you’ve read the previous issue.

Green Lanterns #7 Not only has this series been consistently one of the higher quality series pot Rebirth, but every issue has been accessible to new readers; some more so than others, obviously, and this is one of the most Friendly of all of them as we get to see the two heroes in a moment of downtime that allows us to get to know them, and themselves each other.

Justice League #5 I’ll be honest here – having read the first five issues, I still have very little clue as to what is happening here making this a very Unfriendly comic for new readers.

Harley Quinn #4 This is a comic that, honestly, is far from my cup of tea. That being said, it’s a self contained story that has a couple references to the last three part story, but it’s raven_cv1still a Friendly issue.

Nightwing #5 Did you read Batman #7 this week? Read that, otherwise this will be very Unfriendly as this issue contains the second part of the Bat-centric Night Of The Monster Men story arc.

Raven #1 Unlike the rest f the Teen Titans, I have absolutely no idea as to who Raven is. If you’re in the same boat, then you’re in luck because this is a very Friendly comic. We get caught up on Raven’s background through her narration, but the comic itself is about a fish out of water – and that’s very relateable for many of us.

Superman #7 A one shot story of the kind I really enjoy; superheroes on a rare day off. This issue is a very Friendly comic once you accept Superman has a son with Lois now, and goes by the name Clark smith, but if you’ve paid a modicum amount of attention to DC lately you’ll know this already.

Trinity #1 By this point, you’re probably at least partially aware that the Superman currently in the DCU isn’t the one from the New 52 (unlike the Batman and Wonder Woman), and if that’s the case, then you’ll find this a Friendly comic. Which is somewhat relieving considering it’s a first issue, eh?

Around the Tubes

wicdiv1831_coveraIt was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What’d folks enjoy? Sound off in the comments below!

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup!

Around the Tubes

LA Review of Books – The X-Men and the Legacy of AIDS – Some interesting history here.

iO9 – The Newest Batman Video Game Makes a Harsh Change to the Dark Knight’s Origin – Well that’s interesting.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – Amazing Spider-Man #18

Newsarama – Batman #7

Newsarama – Civil War II #5

Newsarama – Green Arrow #7

Comic Attack – The Gwan Anthology

Newsarama – The Haunted Mansion

Newsarama – Raven #1

Newsarama – Seven to Eternity #1

ICv2 – Tetris: The Games People Play

Comic Vine – Trinity #1

Newsarama – Trinity #1

Newsarama – The Wicked + The Divine 1831

Preview: Raven #1

Raven #1

Written by: Marv Wolfman
Art by: Alison Borges
Cover by: Alison Borges

“The White Carnival” part 1! In a tale set between TEEN TITANS #24 and TEEN TITANS: REBIRTH #1, Raven takes a break from the team and moves to San Francisco to stay with her estranged aunt and face her most perilous challenge yet: high school! As Raven discovers more about her human side, one of her classmates goes missing under mysterious circumstances, and she must face an evil like none she’s known before!


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