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Batman #130

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What did you enjoy? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

ICv2 – Chispa Comics to Launch Latinx Universe, ‘The Thirteen’ – Honestly, kind of forgot about this publisher.


Comicbook – Batman #130
Comicbook – Dark Web #1
Collected Editions – Detective Comics Vol. 2: Fear State
Comicbook – It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1
Atomic Junk Shop – Red Scare
CBR – Thanos: Death Notes #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #2

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue was a hell of a lot of fun with a nice mix of new and old. There was a “classic” feel about it all in a lot of ways and we’re excited to see if it can keep it up.

Captain America #0 (Marvel) – We’ve got two new series featuring the dual Captain Americas and it all kicks off here!

Dark Beach #1 (Behemoth) – Earth has been drifting away from the sun for three hundred years/ The series follows a crime scene photographer who goes down the rabbit hole to solve a murder and what’s really going on.

Land of the Living Gods #3 (AfterShock) – The series has been fantastic giving us an apocalytpic tale set in Africa and delivering something very new and unique to Western comics.

Magic: Hidden Planeswalker #1 (BOOM! Studios) – While the second arc of the main series has been a bit off, this off-shoot should be interesting adding in more machinations.

The Nice House on the Lake #8 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – The series is amazing the second volume has kept us on our toes guessing as to what’s happening and where it’s all going.

Red Scare (Graphix) – Set in 1953, the graphic novel features a clever girl who must outsmart bullies, the FBI, and alien invaders during the height of the communist Red Scare.

The Secret History of the War on Weed (Image Comics) – A “lost chapter” of the true story from the war on drugs. We gave the issue a glowing early review which you can read here.

We Live: Age of the Palladions #2 (AfterShock) – The second volume debuted with two issues that told two stories tied together set in the world. We’re excited to see how the dual narratives are handled as the action is sure to increase!

Choice Quotes

Welcome to the second posting of “Choice Quotes”.  This week has some excellent political commentary and one of the best from a most unexpected comic.  We’re going to expand the offering here and provide some context for some of these.  Hope you enjoy!

Captain America: White #0

On the subject of inspiring American’s to enlist for World War II:

Turned out the President of the United States liked the idea of Captain America having a teenage sidekick.  He felt it would help inspire young men to join the draft right out of high school.

There’s also an excellent interview with the series creators.  They answer some very politically charged questions including:

America is at war again, does CAP WHITE have a message about the human cost of war?  Should it?  Shouldn’t it?

Secret Invastion: Fantastic Four #3

During the Civil War a prison was designed to hold the non-registered super humans.  A comic reflection of the real world Gitmo:

The Tinkerer – When I was arrested for not being registered, I was committing the unforgivable crime of taking my grandchildren out for ice cream.  When I tried telling the Gestapo that I had retired from tinkering after the so-called “Secret War,” they accused me of rabble-rousing and dragged me to this hellhole without due process.

X-Men: Odd Men Out

On the creation of the Bureau’s Investigation on Mutant Activities

Fred – Admittedly, when certain people – through some accident of birth – develop strange powers there’s a potential for alarm.  But how much of that stems from our own unreasoning fear?  Are we going to start suspecting our children, reporting our friends?  How long before we start seeing mutants under our beds?