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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

BitchPlanet02_CoverWednesdays 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.

Brett

Top Pick: Bitch Planet #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue was the best debut of 2014, mixing action, entertainment, and political/societal commentary wrapped up in a women’s prison exploitation story. The second issue has been one of my most anticipated reads since.

The Dying and The Dead #1 (Image Comics) – A new series from writer Jonathan Hickman is a western meets revenge story. The look fits his previous work, especially East of West. The first issue is more than enough to make me want to return for the second issue, especially knowing Hickman is a master at long storytelling.

Find #1 (Comixtribe) – This one shot is absolutely magical, evoking the wonderment I felt as a child. Just a perfect all-ages title and the best debut of 2015 so far.

Munchkin #1 (BOOM! Box/BOOM! Studios) – If you’ve ever played the game this comic is based off of, you’ll know why it’s on the list. It also doesn’t hurt there’s an exclusive card for the game available in each issue’s first printing.

Quantum and Woody Must Die #1 (Valiant) – Valiant consistently knocks it out of the park, and this first issue is the insanity I expected. Just pure action and humor as only Quantum and Woody can deliver.

Edward

Top Pick: Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: The Jungle Book: Fall of the Wild #2 (Zenescope) –  The first miniseries in this trilogy was a standout, the second less so.  The first issue of this third series looks like it might recapture some of what made the first series so good.

Gotham Academy #4 (DC Comics) – This series was one of the biggest surprises of 2014 and although ostensibly aimed at teens, is an all-ages read, and should be on a lot more pull lists.

He-Man Eternity War #2 (DC Comics) – This series has been below most people’s radar, but this isn’t your childhood He-Man.  The writers continue to use the traditional characters as a base for a new and exciting take on fantasy and sci-fi.

Inhuman #11 (Marvel) – Marvel’s focus on Inhumans in comics and on the big screen continues here. This series has been unexpectedly gripping with its diaspora theme and well written characters

Thor #4 (Marvel) – There are surely those that are still holding out for the return of male Thor (who has never really been gone yet), but the new direction in this series has been fun so far.

Matt

Top Pick: Batman #38 (DC Comics) – The “Endgame” arc in Batman has been stupendously creepy and expertly done thus far, and there is absolutely no reason to believe this next issue won’t be more of that. Snyder and Capullo understand the comics craft more than a lot of creative teams doing work today.

Bitch Planet #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue of Bitch Planet received loads of critical praise focused mainly on its elegant yet ridiculous take on feminism within the context of female prison exploitation fiction. A second issue to flesh out the characters and larger conflict comes highly anticipated.

Harley Quinn #14 (DC Comics) – The three issue arc focusing upon a team-up with Powergirl that just concluded in Harley Quinn dragged on for way too long despite all of the fun it brought to the table. A fresh storyline sounds great, which is what this issue promises: one about a new love interest for Harley, to boot.

Multiversity Guidebook #1 (DC Comics) – Despite what our esteemed editor in chief would have you believe, Multiversity kicks ass thanks to Grant Morrison’s expert knowledge of both DC Universe continuity and superhero worship. An expansive guide to the vast multiverse of DC from him, along with some bonus narrative, should be a real treat.

Sex Criminals #10 (Image Comics) – The delays for Sex Criminals have been absolutely brutal, but the end result of the effort put into each issue has been consistently fantastic. This issue marks the end of the second arc, leading into a third that will hopefully release on a reasonable schedule.

Nevada

Top Pick: Betty Page: Queen of Curves (Rizzoli) – This fabulous collection of Bunny Yeager’s photographs of the iconic Betty Page is a coffee table book for the ages. I love coffee, books, and Betty’s classic look on the cover–along with a leopard, no less, so this will have a place of honor in my living room.

Cisco Kid  TP  Vol.  I 1951-1953 (Classic Comics Press) – I’m a fan of this golden era of Westerns and used to watch the Cisco Kid TV show featuring the excellent actor Leo Carillo as Pancho (Mr. Carillo had also worked as a cartoonist). Love the classic look of the drawings here and looking forward to more!

Film Fax #139 (Film Fax) – Any volume that contains news of Bela Lugosi and Bobby Rydell between the same two covers has me at first glance. Add to that the 1950’s robot history included here and Miss NASA 1960’s and I’m in retro pop-culture heaven!

New York Burlesque: Photos by Roy Kemp (Schiffer Publishing) – With today’s renaissance of burlesque as an art form from New Orleans to New York City, where this timely volume is set, Mr. Kemp’s photographs will provide a historical context that’s as informative as it is sexy and fun.

Sleepy Hollow #4 (Boom! Studios) – I’ve watched the show since the very beginning and am new to the comics, so I have bit of catching up to do here.  As someone who loves an archaic turn of phrase and obscure expressions, Ichabod’s mid-eighteenth century lamentations on modern society make me swoon.

Preview: Sex Criminals #8

Sex Criminals #8

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUN140572
Published: October 8, 2014

Jon and Suzie have had to deal with a whole lot in their time together but nothing can prepare them for…Robert Rainbow. Actually he’s a pretty cool guy. And that’s the problem. Come along and laff and love with the Eisner Award nominated SEX CRIMINALS by MATT FRACTION (SATELLITE SAM, HAWKEYE) and special guest artist CHIP ZDARSKY (SPAWN*, THE WALKING DEAD*) *avid reader of

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Sexual Dummy? Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky Have Just The Tips for You

just the tips coverThis November, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, creators of the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning bestselling Image Comics series Sex Crimninals, will share some of the sexual wisdom that only a year spent creating a comic book about a couple who stop time when they climax can give you, in an elegantly satirical, NSFW hardcover book, Just The Tips.

With tips, tricks, moves, advice, suggestions, stories, and confessions, how-tos, do’s, don’ts, and do-agains-but-slower-this-times from the unmissable letters column of Sex Criminals, plus helpful illustrations of hot positions1 and other brand-new material, Just The Tips will give every sex-dummy the tools for totally not sucking at sex anymore.2

Fraction spoke for himself and Zdarsky about their new creation: “

On the cusp of becoming internationally renowned Sex Experts (note to Chip: we really need to figure out a way to tighten up ‘Sex Experts’ for the Press Release. Sexexp? Seexperts? Think it over some), Chip and I feel what anyone might feel in our position: drunk, absolutely drunk, with power, and overdosing on raw sex energy. Today: this book. Tomorrow: public office.

just the tipsJust The Tips is 96 pages of pure sexual knowledge as hard as the covers that contains it, guaranteed3 to take readers’ boudoir4 life from boring to brimpin’. It will be in comic book stores on November 26 and bookstores on December 2 and is very available for pre-order now.

Not sure if JUST THE TIPS is for you? What’s wrong with you? Of course it is. But Image is generously offering a 23-page PDF preview, downloadable here.

  1. Including, but definitely not limited to, swaffling, shrimping, twerging, and auto-erotic twerging.
  2. Some tips may require the purchase of additional tools from reputable sex-tool vendors.
  3. Not guaranteed.
  4. French, and therefore sexy, for “bedroom.”

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic day tomorrow! Anything folks are excited for?

Around the Tubes

ICv2 – ‘Vs. System’ Revival Revamps Format – Looks like it sold well at the show.

Comic Vine – The Strain Renewed for Second Season – Nice!

Marvel – Production Begins on Marvel’s Ant-Man – Some new names on that cast list.

Kotaku – A Face Only A Hardcore Avengers Movie Fan Could Love
– Looks like a solid statue.

The Beat – Marvel Returns To Walmart With Clearance Prices – A bad idea because now people will be expecting the low Walmart price.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Sex Criminals #7

CBR – The Wicked + The Divine #3

Preview: Sex Criminals #7

Sex Criminals #7

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY140728
Published: August 13, 2014

Jon breaks into Kegelface’s house and oh my golly what on EARTH do you think he finds there. Not only are our beloved Sex Criminals not alone…they’re not unwatched, either. And Suzie learns once and for all the fate of her precious library.

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Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! How is everyone spending it?

Around the Tubes

The Mary Sue – Oh, The Feels: 501st Legion Send Stormtrooper Suit To Another Bullied Girl – Bravo.

GamePolitics – Supreme Court Decision Questions the Validity of Some Computer and Software Patents – Interesting.

CNN – CNN Wonders Why Anime Child Porn Isn’t Banned in Japan – Sigh.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Amazing X-Men Vol. 1

Comic Vine – Archie #656

Comic Vine – Batwoman #32

Comic Vine – Elektra #3

Comic Vine – Green Lantern: New Guardians #32

CBR – MPH #2

Comic Vine – The New 52: Futures End #7

Comic Vine – Sex Criminals #6

Comic Vine – Silver Surfer #3

Kotaku – Snowpiercer

Comic Vine – The Wicked + The Divine #1

CBR – The Wicked + The Divine #1

Talking Comics – Winterworld #1

Talking Comics – Wonder Woman #32

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What did everyone get?

Around the Tubes

The Beat – HeroesCon unveils harassment policy – Your move SDCC.

ICv2 – Fox Nabs Rights to ‘Malignant Man’ – Congrats!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Batman and Robin #32

Comic Vine – Batman Eternal #11

Comic Vine – Daredevil #4

Comic Vine – Harley Quinn #7

Comic Vine – Iron Patriot #4

Comic Vine – Nova #18

Comic Vine – Original Sin #4

Comic Vine – Sex Criminals #6

Comic Vine – Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir #2

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #35

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time #1

Comic Vine – Thor: God of Thunder #23

Comic Vine – Uncanny X-Men #22

Comic Vine – Unity #8

Comic Vine – The Witcher #4

Talking Comics – The Wicked + The Divine #1

Comic Vine – Wonder Woman #32

Preview: Sex Criminals #6

Sex Criminals #6

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: APR140596
Published: June 18, 2014

TIME MAGAZINE’S COMIC OF THE YEAR RETURNS WITH ITS SECOND STORYLINE! After their narrow getaway from the Sex Police, Jon and Suzie are learning that this is “just the tip” of a massive iceberg. And what happens after the rush of a new relationship fades? Are they in love, lust, like, or just lame? Sexy fun times returns: We missed you so much, brimpers.

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