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Scout’s Black Friday Begins Now with a 50% Off Coupon

Scout Comics has kicked off their Black Friday sale and you can get 50% off!

Take 50% off comics, trade paperbacks, graded books, Mystery Boxes (Black Caravan, The Source, Deluxe and Gold Deluxe Boxes Only). Just use the coupon code: BF2020

The coupon expires on Saturday November 28th and 11:59 pm Easter Time. It doesn’t apply to merchandise, clothing, or monthly subscription boxes.

The first 500 orders using coupon code BF2020 will receive a free bagged and boarded copy of the ashcan preview of the upcoming Black Caravan series BLACK FRIDAY!

Scout Comics Black Friday Sale

Review: Yasmeen #4

An absolutely amazing series has only gotten better with each issue. The story follows Yasmeen as she attempts to settle in her new country while dealing with the torture she experienced at the hands of ISIS. Yasmeen #4 shifts the focus a bit to Yasmeen and her family attempting to settle in to their new lives in America.

Story: Saif A. Ahmed
Art: Fabiana Mascolo
Letterer: Robin Jones

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Black Friday is Coming in February from Scout Comics’ Black Caravan

A very unlucky clean-up crew dealing with the aftermath of Black Friday discovers that years of pent-up negative energy has released something very evil and dark into their superstore, just the way corporate wanted.

Pent up negative energy has been building up in the local superstore, Star-Mart, from yearly, monthly, and daily “deplorable” things that happen there. Javier and a few other unlucky employees are cleaning the aftermath of a particularly awful Black Friday, when Ceci discovers a trail of blood that leads directly into the toy aisle. Beneath it, they discover what appears to be a sheet of glass inlaid in the floor, and numerous freakishly large dead humanoid-like bodies — only, they aren’t dead. They’re alive and begin to break free and attack the workers with a vicious hunger. Javier and his coworkers must battle their way through the store to survive and uncover the real, even more sinister reason why the creatures are here.

Black Friday is written by Jon Clark, art by Travis Williamson, and lettering by April Brown. It comes to shops in February 2021 from Scout Comics.

Black Friday

Black Cotton Launches in February from Scout Comics

Set in an alternate reality where the social order of “white” and “black” is reversed, an elitist family, the Cottons, are rocked by a tragic shooting that begins to unravel long standing family secrets that could not only destroy the family, but also divide the fragile social climate of the world.

Elijah Cotton, the modern patriarch of the Cotton family and business mogul of Black Cotton Ventures, tries to manage the public outrage and fallout from his police officer son, Zion Cotton’s, shooting of a young white woman. Meanwhile, Qia Cotton, the only daughter of Eljiah and the CEO of Black Cotton Ventures, attempts to assuage the situation by paying off the victim and her family; Xavier Cotton, the youngest Cotton and sophomore in high school, works on a history project that takes him down a rabbit hole of family history.

Black Cotton is written and co-created by Patrick Foreman and Brian Hawkins with art by Marco Perugini, lettered by Francisco Zamora, and graphic design by Jerry Nilsson. It comes to shelves in February from Scout Comics.

Black Cotton

Comics Deserve Better Episode 16: 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank by Matthew Rosenberg, Tyler Boss, and Thomas Mauer

On this episode of Comics Deserve Better, Brian and Logan geek out about the darkly comedic, crime comic 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank by Matthew Rosenberg, Tyler Boss, and Thomas Mauer.

They break down the cast of annoying, yet endearing middle-school-aged characters, their favorite sequences, and the connections that this Black Mask Studios masterpiece has to other works of pop culture. Brian and Logan also discuss the latest indie comics news, including Graham Coxon‘s comic Superstate from Z2, the announcement of Vault‘s queer monster love story Hollow Heart and Geoff Johns and Gary Frank‘s creator-owned series Geiger, and a new ordering format from Scout Comics. They also talk about the upcoming Black Hammer: Visions and their dream creators on the miniseries. Other comics mentioned on the show are We Only Find Them When They’re Dead, Getting It Together, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and 12 Reasons to Die. (Episode art by Tyler Boss)

Review: Atlantis Wasn’t Built for Tourists #3

Atlantis Wasn’t Built for Tourists #3 delivers some depth as we learn more about the characters and the town. It adds a lot to the story while also moving it along and a solid pace.

Story: Eric Palicki
Art: Wendell Cavalcanti
Color: Mark Dale
Letterer: Shawn Lee

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Frank At Home On The Farm #1

Frank At Home On The Farm #1

Frank At Home On The Farm #1 is a creepy start of a series that’ll leave you questioning what’s going on and what’s real and what’s not. Frank returns from the trenches of World War I expecting to be greeted by his loving family on their farm. What he finds instead is a dark mystery, his family missing, and only the animals there waiting for him. From there, it’s a frantic search to find his family and a questioning as to what’s going on.

Written by Jordan Thomas, Frank At Home On The Farm #1 is the start to a horror story that’s described as part The Shining and part Twin Peaks. For me, it’s a straight-up psychological horror as I’m not even convinced Frank’s family is even real or should have been at the farm to begin with. Thomas nails the unnerving build of the comic. By the end, you’re questioning Frank completely.

There’s also a desperation to it that Thomas brings as Frank attempts to find his family. While he falls a little short of a complete meltdown, the build of the search makes sense. There’s logical reasons given his family isn’t there. There’s also no sign he should be panicking at this point. But, there’s something off with Frank that Thomas keeps hinting at or is Frank fine and some other forces at work? The end had me wanting to read more and find out the truth of it all.

The art by Clark Bint is a bit mixed for me. There are times I really enjoyed it but others where the style doesn’t quite fit the horror genre. There’s a cartoonish aspect to some of the panels in both pencils and coloring. It’s an inconsistent look for the tone of the series which should bounce between ominous and peaceful. The designs of the characters and town though are solid and a nightmare sequence in the latter half of the comic is fantastic.

Frank At Home On The Farm #1 is a solid start to the mystery that’ll leave you wondering what exactly is going on. It teases enough and throws enough out there to leave readers unsure as to what exactly is going on. Is there some dark forces at work? Is this something as simple as a trip? I think Frank has done something to his family myself. No matter, I want to find out the answer and see where this mystery is going. With a unique setting and a solid setup, Frank At Home On The Farm #1 is well worth checking out for those interested in mysteries and horror.

Story: Jordan Thomas Art: Clark Bint
Letterer: LetterSquids Graphics: Daniel Gruitt
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.45 Recommendation: Read

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Review: The Recount #1

The Recount #1

The idea of a comic about a divided nation teetering on a new civil war due to political divisions might not seem like the thing of entertainment right now. We can see it in our own reality through the news or on social media. Physical revenge against supporters of candidates is actually happening and it feels like shots could be fired at any moment. The Recount #1 takes our reality and amps it up into a story that feels like it could be frighteningly true. It’s also very entertaining.

The Recount #1 opens with an assassination of the current President who has been impeached and resigning due to admission of his crimes. Murdered by a Secret Service agent, who is then killed, the comic spins into a “who’s can be trusted” tale of paranoia. We learn a purge is coming with an unknown group of revolutionaries rising up to seek justice on everyone who has supported the corrupt former President. And everyone means the Vice President, Cabinet members, down to supporters. The Recount #1 takes our vocal, data-driven reality to the extreme. It’s a possibly populist uprising aimed at all who have supported the leeching status-quo. Those who profit from it and those who don’t put still prop it up.

Writer Jonathan Hedrick delivers a comic that at times is all too real. It’s entertainment that we as a nation could easily slip in to if our worst nature takes over. Hedrick delivers a slow political thriller that by the end will have you scared at how possible it all is. There’s an attention to detail about it all that’s impressive. It takes aspects on the election we might not think about and uses them to drive the narrative. It dips into the technical political nerd aspects without going into such detail the reader could be lost. There’s enough there to make it real in other words but it doesn’t go over the top.

But, Hedrick nails it at the paranoia. As The Recount #1 progresses you’re left wondering with every page whose loyalties might be where. Anyone could be part of this movement. Anyone could be a target. There’s the reality that everyone is a target and everyone is part of the conspiracy. Weirdly that generates the fun of it all. The comic keeps you guessing as to who is on what side with each panel shown.

The art has a gritty aspect of it all. Gabriel Ibarra Nunez‘s pencils with color by Sunil Ghargre, and lettering by Cristian Docolomansky deliver a style that fits perfectly to the story and tone of the series. It delivers just enough shock as individuals are killed without going over the top. The art delivers a “realism” to the story, though I have no idea how realistic it is. A person is shot and blood splatters for instance. But, it’s not over the top and the detail of where it goes emphasizes the shock of it all. It’s a choice and very smart one at that.

The Recount #1 is a hell of a debut. The subject might be a bit “too real” but the execution is done so well it’s difficult to not be entertained. The comic is a must-get for those that enjoy political thrillers and I’m excited to see where the series goes from here. It’s a shocking start of a gutsy series that’s out at both the right and wrong time.

Story: Jonathan Hedrick Art: Gabriel Ibarra Nunez
Color: Sunil Ghagre Letterer: Cristian Docolomansky
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Recount #1

Wednesdays (and now 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.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night #1 (Behemoth Comics) – Bad City is an Iranian ghost town filled with prostitutes, junkies, and pimps, and other sordid souls. A lonely vampire, The Girl, stalks the town’s inhabitants. The concept and unique location have us intrigued to find out more.

Children of the Grave #1 (Scout Comics) – Earth has been reset and the populace lives in bliss receiving all they need from “Providers”. One person wants to find out the truth.

Dead Day #5 (AfterShock) – The series has been amazing at building its world where the dead return for a night.

Frank At Home On the Farm #1 (Scout Comics) – Frank returns from World War I to find his family missing and only the animals waiting for him.

Ginseng Roots #7 (Uncivilized Comics) – Craig Thompson’s exploration of his childhood and ginseng continues. Absolutely amazing work.

Legacy of Mandrake the Magician #2 (Red 5 Comics) – The debut really surprised us and has us excited to read more. It’s a great update to the classic character while honoring what has come before.

The Recount #1 (Scout Comics) – A President is assassinated and the conspirators turn their sites into those who helped get him into power… and that includes ordinary citizens who got him elected. The nation is on the brink of chaos and civil war.

Rorschach #2 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – The Watchmen follow up had an intriguing start and works better as a straight-up crime/noir/political mystery than Watchmen. We want to see where it goes from its debut and how it all unravels.

Snowpiercer: The Prequel Part 2: Apocalypse (Titan Comics) – The story of how the world plunged into a frozen tundra is revealed.

We Live #2 (AfterShock) – The debut had us in literal tears and we’re excited to dive into more of this world. It’s the end of humanity and children are heading to a pick up point to get off the planet and hopefully survive.

The Shepherd Takes Us to the Afterlife for Revenge

Coming this January from Scout ComicsBlack Caravan imprint is The Shepherd.

Prof. Lawrence Miller falls into a dark vortex of guilt and anger after enduring the tragic death of his teenage son from a drug overdose. He cannot shake the sense that his son is now a lost soul, wandering between heaven and earth. Grieving and profoundly disturbed, he opts for suicide, pursuing his son into the afterlife. Once on the other side, he encounters his deceased father and is given a mystical pendant of great power. Unfortunately, in Lawrence’s hands it becomes a weapon that allows him to unleash his fury on those who brought the drugs to his son, leaving a trail of insanity and chaos in his wake. His existence becomes a terrifying conflict between his unchecked anger and his knowledge that he might have lost his way.

The Shepherd is co-written and co-created by Andrea Lorenzo Molinari and Roberto Xavier Molinari, with art by Ryan Showers and Luca Panciroli, color by Heather Breckel and Pamela Poggiali, lettering by Jacob Bascle and Joel Rodriguez, and project managed by Jason Dube.

The Shepherd
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