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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d folks get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Quartz – Graphic novels are novels. Five any literate person should read – What do you think are some folks should read?

The Comichron – Saga, Punisher, Titans lead advance reorder categories as July ends – An interesting mix of titles.

 

Reviews

The Beat – Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

Newsarama – Fantastic Four #1

Comic Book – The Sandman Universe #1

Newsarama – The Sandman Universe #1

The Beat – Where She Walks

Joe’s Corner: This Week’s Reviews, Spider-Man, Flash, Infinity War, Justice League Dark and More!

This is a weekly comic review show for comics Joe pulls or picks up. This video is for comics coming out the week of July 25th 2018. Joe reviews the books he picked up and gives us his favorite books of the week and at times, a cover of the week. If you’d like, follow Joe @jriddy5000son on Twitter, Instagram, and Mixer.

The comics I buy are bought from Secret Comix Cave, an awesome comic store. Support your local comic shop!

Physical comics featured:

The Amazing Spider-Man #2 Marvel Comics
The Flash #51 DC Comics
Infinity Wars: Prime #1 Marvel Comics
Justice League Dark #1 DC Comics
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #33 Marvel Comics
The Punisher #228 Marvel Comics
The Sentry #2 Marvel Comics
Venom #4 Marvel Comics
Wonder Woman #51 DC Comics

Other comics:
Saga #54
Action Comics #1001

Books Of The Week:
Justice League Dark #1

Covers Of The Week:
Venom #4 by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin

Saga #54 Heads Back to Print

Image Comics has announced that issue Saga #54 of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ multiple Eisner Award-winning series—which marks the “season finale” of the space opera’s ninth arc—is being fast-tracked for a second printing in order to keep up with overwhelming customer demand.

Saga’s ninth—and most shocking—story arc tackles fake news and genuine terror through the lens of our favorite spacefaring family and their fellow outcast companions.

Saga #54, 2nd printing (Diamond code: JUN188387) will be available on Wednesday, August 22nd. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, July 30th.

Saga, Vol. 9 (Diamond code: JUL180297, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0837-4) hits comics shops on Wednesday, September 26th and bookstores on Tuesday, October 2nd.

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow. What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? What are you skipping? Sound off in the comments below!

New York Times – Graphic Novel in Running for Man Booker Prize for First Time – Congrats!

Newsarama – Saga Goes On Year-Long ‘Intermission’ – Interesting and maybe a good thing?

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – The Life of Captain Marvel #1

Newsarama – The New World #1

Image Reveals Four Artist Appreciation Variants

Image Comics has revealed the first four of a series of virgin editions of highly anticipated new issues—Infidel #1 by Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell, Moonshine #8 by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, Saga #50 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, and Gideon Falls #1 by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino—each of which will feature back cover quotes from the writers on the importance of their collaborating artists.

The front covers of these variants will be without series logo, Image logo, issue number, or price.

Gideon Falls #1 by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino will be available on Wednesday, March 7th.

Infidel#1 by Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell will be available on Wednesday, March 14th.

Moonshine #8 by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso will be available on Wednesday, March 21st.

Saga #50 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Diamond Code JAN188081) will be available on Wednesday, March 28th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, March 5th.

Funko’s Specialty Series: Alana Pop! & Capable Rock Candy

Every store deserves an amazing Funko exclusive!

In an effort to recognize their most special accounts and loyal retailers, Funko is continuing their Specialty Series. Every month, they announce two major exclusives – this month includes one Pop! and Rock Candy.

Why is it so special? You’ll only be able to find these Specialty Series exclusives in boutique retail, specialty stores, local comic book shops and from qualified online retailers. This is your chance to help support local businesses and smaller retailers, and you’ll pick up an amazing exclusive item in the process!

The latest exclusives are a Pop! from SagaAlana with Baby Hazel, and Capable Rock Candy from Mad Max Fury Road!

Remember, these two fantastic pieces are exclusive to the Specialty Series. So pay a visit to your favorite specialty store or your local comic book shop and let them know to order the Specialty Series from Funko.

Pop! Comics: Saga S1 – Alana with Baby Hazel

Rock Candy: Mad Max Fury Road – Capable

Saga Gets Funko Pops!

Saga, the epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by acclaimed writer Brian K. Vaughan and award-winning artist Fiona Staples, is coming to Funko!

Saga depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, as they flee authorities from both sides of a galactic war. Traveling with their newborn daughter, Hazel, they encounter astonishing aliens, fearsome bounty hunters and a host of allies and enemies alike as they try and keep their new family safe.

The figures are out this February. Figures include Lying Cat, Alana, Marko, Prince Robot IV, and The Will. Look for The Will chase! A rarity of 1-in-6.

Look for exclusives! Izabel the ghostly babysitter is available at Hot Topic!

Check your local comic book shop for a bloody version of Lying Cat! A Previews exclusive.

At Barnes & Noble look for pink Lying Cat.

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here. What geeky things do folks have planned? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for work to end and the weekend begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

The Beat – What Kind of Creators Really Sell At Image? Let’s Do the Math. – A very interesting read.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Generations: Banner Hulk & Totally AWesome Hulk #1

ICv2 – Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Millennium TPB

Newsarama – New Gods Special #1

Bam! Smack! Pow! – Saga #45

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays 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.

Joe

Top Pick: Kill or Be Killed Vol. 2 TP (Image) – The fantastic crime thriller with a demon (yeah that’s right) keeps getting better. This is the second collected volume of the second arc that follows Dylan’s path into darkness.

Action Comics #984 (DC Comics) – You get a Superman! And you get a Supergirl! And you get a Super… Lex? This arc has been a blast. Take all of Supes’ big bad and put them against his super friends. It’s going down!

Black Hammer #11 (Dark Horse) – Lemire has been a writing machine as of late, and the quality hasn’t dipped. This is probably his best work, but that’s tough to say since he’s doing great work on a few series now.

Saga #45 (Image) – The best in the business keeps it interesting. Whether you read this book in single issue or trade, you’re always left on the edge of your seat. This is a truly special piece of art we are getting, and it’s going to go down as a classic.

Infamous Iron Man #10 (Marvel) – I was skeptical with this book for awhile, and have gone back and forth, but either way, I’ve still enjoyed almost every issue and loved Maleev’s beautiful art as well as the mystery Bendis is building with momma Doom.

 

Alex

Top Pick: X-O Manowar #5 (Valiant) – Without question the best looking comic right now, these issues never feel long enough – which for me is a good sign. If you’re even remotely curious as to Valiant’s comics, then this is a great place to start. Especially if you’re into what is essentially Conan mixed with Old Man Logan set in Star Wars.

Faith and the Future Force #1 (Valiant) – This is a bit of a cheat because I’ve already read this awesome issue. Time travel, a hero that loves comics and a brilliant blend of philosophically aware humour add up to a must (re)read for me on Wednesday.

Adam Wreck #2, Amazing Age #2, Croak #2, Lillith Dark #2 (Alterna) – So four entries in one? Because all four are a part of Alterna’s newsprint line and cost $1.50, and they’re all well worth every penny. Depending on what you’re looking for, there will be something for you among these issues – whether you pick one or all of them up, for the price the’re going for? You honestly can’t go wrong.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Tomboy #12 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – The mix of horror, manga, and teenage angst wraps up and if you haven’t read an issue you need to go back to the beginning. One of the best comics that’s under the radar.

All-Star Batman #12 (DC Comics) – This series has been knocking it out of the park and this latest arc which dives deeper into Alfred’s history has been an interesting one showing how you can layer on something new even with a series that has that much history.

Captain Canuck 2017 #1 (Chapterhouse Comics) – A reboot of the recently launched character. How it’ll differ? No idea, but I’m intrigued to see.

Heavenly Blues #1 (Scout Comics) – A really interesting concept involving the afterlife that had me entertained with the first issue and looking forward to the second. Basically, it’s a heist comic involving angels and demons.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #10 (Marvel) – This series has been knocking it out of the park with each issue and the fact that it revolves around a brand new character is even better. A prime example of how to expand the Star Wars universe and deliver something new.

Saga’s epic “War for Phang” arc collected in trade paperback this March

The worldwide bestselling team of Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan will release the seventh trade paperback collection of their ongoing multiple Eisner Award-winning series Saga this March from Image Comics.

The War for Phang is an epic, self-contained Saga event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. New friendships are forged and others are lost forever in this action-packed volume about families, combat, and the refugee experience.

Saga, Volume 7 (Diamond code: JAN170850, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0060-6) arrives in comic book stores on Wednesday, March 29th and bookstores on Tuesday, April 4th.

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