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Scout’s Solar Flare is Being Developed for TV

Solar Flare

Solar Flare, Scout Comics‘ longest-running comic series is being developed as a live-action television series with John Baldecchi‘s Digital Riot Media. The series is written, and created by, James Haick III.

Solar Flare follows Jake Clifford and his small group of friends as they begin their dangerous journey from Florida to Tennessee after the world goes dark. Their initial goal is to help reunite Jake with his young daughter Mazzy, but the group begins to realize that they are instrumental in helping restart the world. Meanwhile, a militant group known as the New Americans are after the top-secret information that they possess and are hot on their heels.

John Baldecchi is a movie and television producer behind projects such as Happy Death Day, the Point Break remake, The Mexican, Simon Birch, and Odd Thomas.

Review: Red Winter #1

Red Winter #1

I love a good crime/noir comic and Red Winter #1 delivers the beginning of one in an unusual location. Taking place in Russia, the bleak location adds to the mood of the series becoming a character unto itself.

Written by Michael Gordon, who co-created it with artist Francisco Munoz, Red Winter #1 introduces us to former American detective. He’s broken down now living in Russia working for the mob. He’s called in to investigate a hit on a drug facility. As is the norm of these types of stories, the twists and turns from there are the entertainment.

Winter is both the last name of the detective as well as the season of the city he now resides. It’s coldness on display in the art, the city, and the character. Characters are key here. Each individual we’re introduced to is full of personality that has them shining and standing out in their own unique way. Nazis, punks, more traditional mobsters, and a burnt-out detective, it feels like a checklist but it adds something to the story.

The art by Munoz, with color by Rolands Kalnins and lettering by Nikki Sherman, is solid giving us a gritty style to match the dirty city and broken characters within. It’s a solid match of look and story.

Red Winter #1 is a comic I didn’t have my eye on necessarily though the subject and genre is one I enjoy. After reading this first issue, it’s a series I’m diving in to with each subsequent release. This is also a creative team to keep your eye on. Red Winter #1 feels like a stealth release far too many will miss out on and if you’re a fan of crime/noir stories or 80s films like Red Heat, it’s a comic you need to grab.

Story: Michael Gordon Art: Francisco Munoz
Color: Rolands Kalnins Letters: Nikki Sherman
Story: 8.35 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

Scout Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Red Winter #1

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!

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 Wednesday.

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue of this series was amazing. It’s the future where something calamatous happened and Batman begins on a journey with just the Joker’s head in a jar to join him. Is this something he’s hallucinating? Reality? The comic will keep you guessing as to what’s happening.

The Batman Who Laughs #7 (DC Comics) – The miniseries wraps up and leads into the upcoming Superman/Batman series. The miniseries has been up and down but we’re excited to see how this wraps up.

Dear Justice League (DC Comics/DC Zoom) – This line of graphic novels geared towards kids have been fantastic and we’re always excited to see what’s next. This middle-grade graphic novel has superheroes answering questions about their lives in a series of short stories.

Death’s Head #1 (Marvel) – This comic was unexpected. Really funny with some solid art. Death’s Head has been torn apart and tunred into an amp. Now he wants revenge!

The Goon #5 (Albatross Funnybooks) – One of the most fun and entertaining comics on the market. Think Popeye with humor and horror and you have The Goon. Add in beyond amazing art and it’s a must get with every release.

Killers #1 (Valiant) – Five deadly assassins are recruited into a game of cat and mouse by the mysterious Jonin! The concept sounds awesome and Valiant delivers entertaining comics so we’re always excited to check out a new series from them.

Knights Temporal #1 (Aftershock) – From writer Cullen Bunn and artist Fran Galan the series is about a knight who’s sent to the modern world. The concept has been done but Bunn is a fantastic writer so to see his spin on this is what has us interested.

Manor Black #1 (Dark Horse) – Another comic from writer Cullen Bunn along with writer Brian Hurtt and artist Tyer Crook, this gothic horror series is about a family of sorcerers in crisis. Yeah, we’re sold.

Powers of X #1 (Marvel) – Writer Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men epic continues with this second of dual series that sets up his vision for years to come.

Red Winter #1 (Scout Comics) – Eli Winter is a former NYPD Detective in his 50s, now living in Kapotnya, the most crime-ridden district of Moscow. Eli also now works for a local crime boss. When Eli finds out his son destroyed his boss’s meth lab, we get a series that we’re excited to read.

Scout Comics Announces Ash from Charlie Stickney, Conor Hughes, and Fin Cramb

Set in a small smudge of a town in Western Pennsylvania, White Ash follows Aleck Zwerg, the frustrated but charismatic son of a coal miner, who long ago outgrew the bounds of what the town had to offer. Spurning a generational calling to work in the mine, Aleck’s been counting down the hours until he can get the hell out of White Ash and head off to college. But an accident at a coal mine stalls his exit, setting him down a life-altering path. One that brings him into the orbit of the enigmatic Lillian Alden, the daughter of the elitist owner of the mine.

White Ash is out this winter from writer Charlie Stickney, artist Conor Hughes, colorist Fin Cramb, and lettering by Hughes.

White Ash

Kristen Gudsnuck’s Henchgirl is being Developed for Television


Scout Comics & Entertainment Inc. has announced that Henchgirl by Kristen Gudsnuck is now in development as a live-action television series with screenwriter Alex Ebel attached to adapt.  

Henchgirl, written and drawn by Gudsnuck, is the story of Mary Posa, who hates her job. She works long hours for little pay, no insurance, and, worst of all, no respect. Her coworkers are jerks and her boss doesn’t appreciate her. He also happens to be a supervillain. Cursed with a conscience, Mary would give anything to be something other than a Henchgirl!

Ebel is a genre-blending dramedy writer currently staffed on the upcoming Nickelodeon series Are You Afraid of the Dark.  Previously, she was a writer on the SyFy Network series Deadly Class and Blood Drive. On the film side, Ebel recently finished a psychological thriller for MarVista Entertainment entitled Mother of All Evil. She is currently adapting a feature rom-com from a New Yorker article about the first Tindr hookup in Antarctica. Ebel got her start in TV as a writer on VH1’s Pop Up Video

Gudsnuk is the co-creator and illustrator of the comic Modern Fantasy with Rafer Roberts, illustrator of the VIP series by Jen Calonita, from Little Brown, and creator of the Indie Bound Bestselling graphic novel series Making Friends, from Scholastic, with the sequel Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board out this July.

Henchgirl joins numerous other Scout creator-owned series in development. The Mall is being developed with Ivan Reitman, Long Lost with Jessica Jones screenwriter/producer Jenny Klein, Fish Eye is currently in development with Little Engine, and Smoketown is being developed with writer/director Vaughn Stein.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Usagi Yojimno #1

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!

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 Wednesday.

Crucified #1 (Scout Comics) – A contract killer is hired to take out a person that some believe to be the modern Jesus Christ. It sounds blasphemous and kind of awesome.

Drawing Blood: Spilled Ink #2 (Kevin Eastman Studios) – Written by Kevin Eastman and David Avallone, the series feels like a weird spin on real life. Kind of mockumentary style, and we’re digging it.

Excellence #2 (Image Comics/Skybound) – If you read the first issue, you know why this is on the list. It’s a solid new spin on modern magic and fantasy.

Go Go Power Rangers: Forever Rangers #1 (BOOM! Studios) – The series has been leading to this as the team must take on Alpha-1 and Rita!

Lab Raider #1 (Black Mask Studios) – Matt Miner’s series about animal rights activists is back. The politically infused series is a fascinating one that blends real-world action with comic aesthetics.

No Ones #1 (Cave Pictures Publishing) – The religious focused publisher has been interesting and this new series is about superheroes who have become corrupted after they kill a man.

Psi-Lords #1 (Valiant Entertainment) – The classic characters return to the Valiant Universe!

Superman: Year One #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr. taking on Superman? Yeah, that alone has us wanting to check out this series.

Usagi Yojimbo #1 (IDW Publishing) – Stan Sakai’s classic series has a new home at IDW and a new number one for you to jump in to and experience it.

Warlord of Mars Attacks #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Ack! Ack! Ack! Ack! Ack!

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!

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 Wednesday.

Batman and the Outsiders #1 (DC Comics) – Delayed, but it’s finally here and we’re beyond excited to check out this new series, especially since writer Bryan Edward Hill and artist Dexter Soy are involved.

The Batman Who Laughs #5 (DC Comics) – The series so far has been solid but it’s also clear that this character is going to impact the entire DC Universe for some time. This is going to be an important miniseries that’s going to set off a lot.

Copra Vol. 2 (Image Comics) – If you missed this series at its previous publisher, you have no excuse now. It’s so good! Think indie Suicide Squad.

Katusha (Dead Reckoning) – Dead Reckoning has been doing awesome releasing war comics and this one focused on the German invasion of the Soviet Union through a comining-of-age story sounds really interesting.

Metalshark Bro #1 (Scout Comics) – We’ll be honest, we know little about this debut issue but the cover has a shark rocking out with a guitar. Yes please!

Monarchs (Scout Comics) – We read the first issue when it was released and enjoyed the video game/comic blend. Now we get a chance to read the entire series.

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #1 (Dynamite Entertainment/Archie Comics) – It sounds so out there we’re beyond excited for it.

Six Days: The Incredible Story of D-Days Lost Chapter (DC Comics/Vertigo) – A true story about World War II. We’ve read it and it’s really fantastic. If you like war stories, this is a must graphic novel.

War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1 (Marvel) – This is going to be an important issue with lots of characters making their debut.

Waves (BOOM! Studios) – A graphic novel about the difficulties of pregnancy. An emotional read.

What is… the Gutt Ghost?!?

Gutt Ghost is about an everyday individual, floating down the same paths we all navigate in life. The highs and lows, the surprises and the boredom. Love, loss, life, death, happiness and depression. From friends to dead end jobs, creatures and cults, trying to feel important to just learning how to figure it all out… he’s not unlike you and me, he just happens to be a ghost with guts.

Created, written and illustrated by Enzo Garza, Gutt Ghost is out in 2019 from Scout Comics.

Gutt Ghost

Around the Tubes

Avengers: No Road Home #10

It’s a new week and we’re gearing up for Avengers: Endgame and Awesome Con! It’ll be a fun and busy week here at GP! While you wait for those Endgame reviews to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – RIP Lone Wolf and Cub co-creator Kazuo Koike – Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

Publisher’s Weekly – What We Know About 2018 Graphic Novel Sales – Good to see this.

iO9 – Catwoman Will Be Played By a Different Actress in the Gotham Season Finale – Well ok then. It makes sense, but still weird.

The News-Press – Scout Comics opens HQ in Fort Myers, has open house Saturday – This is really cool.

CBLDF – A History of Frequently Banned Comics – For those that don’t know.

Newsarama – Mouse Guard Creator & Director Give Hope After Disney’s Exit – This was a bad move by Disney.

The Beat – ClexaCon 2019: Broken Glass, Lax Security & Free Vodka Shots – Sad to hear this.


Comic Mix – Apocalypse Taco
Assassin Nation #2
Talking Comics –
Avengers: No Road Home #10
Talking Comics –
War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery #1

Scout, Christof Bogacs, Skylar Patridge, and Nadia Shammas Turn Up the Volume in a New Comic Series

In the near future, a populist dictatorship — known simply as THE REGIME — has made music illegal, preaching a perverted version of law and order called ‘PEACE IS QUIET.’ Standing up to this onerous silence is ESSA, a teenager sick of living in the bland and colorless world the Regime has created. She’s 16, fed-up, and her only weapon is one killer rock song. Needless to say, it’s going to get noisy.

Out in 2019 from Scout Comics, Volume is created by Christof Bogacs, Skylar Patridge, and Nadia Shammas. Written by Christof Bogacs with art by Skylar Partridge.

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