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Lunar Distribution announces deal with Floating World, Silver Sprocket and Uncivilized

Lunar Distribution

Lunar Distribution has announced a distribution deal with Floating World Comics, Silver Sprocket, and Uncivilized Books to bring their books to the direct market and other retailers.

The three independent publishers will offer retailers a 50% discount, starting with their December releases as well as October and November titles on FOC.

Lunar Distribution launched in April 2020 signing DC as its initial customer ending the publisher’s exclusive deal with Diamond. Since then, the distributor has added AHOY Comics, Scout Comics, Z2 Comics, and more to its list of publishers who use the platform.


Floating World Comics is an independent publisher of international, avant-garde, and genre comics and graphic novels. Our publications are an exciting extension of our bookstore in Portland, OR, which has been operating at the heart of contemporary comics for over fifteen years. With a focus on a unique, curated selection of the most outstanding comics from around the world, we bring new voices to the forefront. As we have seen time and again, the mainstream often springs from underground.

Silver Sprocket is a radical indie comics publisher, shop, and gallery based in San Francisco specializing in comics that are socially conscious and fun, with numerous Eisner and Ignatz awards under their belts.

Uncivilized Books is a boutique comics publishing house based in Minneapolis, MN. Uncivilized Books champions cartoonists unafraid to grapple with big ideas. Their books are funny, smart, dense, and satisfying. We envision a future full of cartoon philosophers, comic-book poets, graphic novelists, and doodler scientists.

Silver Sprocket’s Free Comic Book Day Release is too Risqué for Coca-Cola

Silver Sprocket is participating in Free Comic Book Day  for the first time this Saturday, August 14th! Free Comic Book Day is the yearly event when big-time comic book publishers get special issues of their hot titles distributed for free at comic shops across the country.

You can pick up a free copy of Fungirl: Tales of a Grown Up Nothing by Elizabeth Pich at your local comic book shop this Saturday.

And Silver Sprocket has already made waves in its first year with an issue “too spicy” for the national sponsor Coca-Cola. They publisher had to stop the presses and remove Coca-Cola’s advertisement as the comic was going to print. It might have been the nudity. It might have been the part where Fungirl spears a pancake with a strap-on. Who knows…

Now you can read the most forbidden comic this FCBD! Thirty-two pages of hectic hijinks with the titular Fungirl!

If you don’t yet know Fungirl:

Fungirl is a hapless (hopeless) hot mess of a woman crashing through life, leaving chaos in her wake. Although her oblivious antics infuriate her roommate-slash-ex-girlfriend, terrify the teenage skaters she tries to impress, and threaten her every opportunity for employment, Fungirl remains charming, transgressive, and hilarious.

Elizabeth Pich’s cartoonish art is simple and quirky, with clean lines and bold colors. The art transforms potentially graphic scenes of sex and violence into adorably cute, almost sweet, vignettes. Pich renders Fungirl’s particular messiness deliciously palatable, like an inappropriate wedding cake.

If you like the Free Comic Book Day issue, there’s more where that came from!

Silver Sprocket is releasing a hardcover, deluxe edition of the fully collected Fungirl comics on October 13th. Over 250 pages of full-color comics, and Fungirl may actually learn a lesson by the end of the book. Be sure to preorder with your local shop!

Review: American Cult

Learn the intriguing history of cults through American history. The graphic novel dives into the interesting history of 18 different groups and their history.

Contributors: Robyn Chapman, Steve Teare, Emi Gennis, Ellen Lindner, Rosa Colon Guerra, Janet Harvey, Jim Rugg, Andrew Greenstone, Lara Antal, Josh Kramer, Mike Dawson, Ryan Carey, Mike Freiheit, Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg, Ben Passmore, Jesse Lambert, Vreni Stollberger, J.T. Yost, Robyn Chapman, Robert Sergel, Lonnie Mann, Brian “Box” Brown

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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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Infinite Frontier #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.

American Cult: Graphic History of Religious Cults in America (Silver Sprocket) – This graphic novel is a series of shorts from a variety of creators examining famous cults in the US.

Batman: Reptilian #1 (DC Comics) – Garth Ennis and Liam Sharp dive into the world of Batman. Yes please!

Checkmate #1 (DC Comics) – The events of Event Leviathan pick up as DC’s best spies come together as part of the new Checkmate to take on Leviathan.

Gamma Flight #1 (Marvel) – The gamma-infused group gets the spotlight in a new series and we’re excited to see where this quirky group goes.

Good Luck #1 (BOOM! Studios) – What if luck was quantifiable and something everyone was born with? The concept sounds really cool, especially since this focuses on those that are born with absolutely zero luck.

Harley Quinn #4 (DC Comics) – The series has been a lot of fun tying into the greater Batman meta-story while keeping it squarely on Harley and in her own voice. Add in amazing art and you have a combination we love.

Infinite Frontier #1 (DC Comics) – The latest DC status-quo has opened up an infinite amount of possibilities. This series looks to explore that and what this new status means both good and bad.

Heroes Return #1 (Marvel) – The event has been a bit mixed in quality but we want to see where it goes and how it ends.

MFKZ #1 (Behemoth) – We don’t know about the movie but the art looks really cool.

Nuclear Family #5 (AfterShock) – The series has been some B-movie fun and we really want to see how it all wraps up.

Shadowman #3 (Valiant) – The series has been solid so far as a re-introduction of the character that’s perfect for long-time fans and new readers.

Spawn Universe #1 (Image Comics) – Back in the day Spawn had a corner of the comic universe with numerous tie-in comics. History repeats itself as Spawn again expands out in the first of what is many series to come. We’re intrigued to see where this decades-old franchise goes.

Stray Dogs #5 (Image Comics) – The series has ramped up the tension and scares and it’s clear who the villain is. We’re tense to see how this series wraps up and if the dogs get out alive.

Undiscovered Country #13 (Image Comics) – The series has been completely out there in concepts and kept us on our toes as to what will happen next. After a slight break, it’s back and we’re excited to see where it goes.

Vinyl #1 (Image Comics) – A story of psychopaths, sweet love, and a serial killer named Walter. Well, ok then.

Wonder Woman: Black & Gold #1 (DC Comics) – DC has been knocking it out of the park with a series of releases focused on the “colors” of various heroes. The anthologies have been top-notch with some real gems. We can’t wait to see what this one brings.

Ari Yarwood Joins Silver Sprocket as Managing Editor

Ari Yarwood

Silver Sprocket has announced that Ari Yarwood will be joining as the publisher’s first managing editor. Yarwood has been working with Silver Sprocket since January 2021, and while she will continue to be available for freelance, both parties are working on a long-lasting creative partnership.

Formerly a senior editor at Portland comics publisher Oni Press, Ari Yarwood was responsible for the acquisition and development of many of their bestselling titles, including 2018 Eisner Award winner The Tea Dragon Society by Kay O’Neill. She also founded and managed the Limerence Press imprint, which publishes comics exploring gender and sexuality for a wide variety of audiences. Yarwood developed the breakout Quick & Easy series of nonfiction comics for the imprint, which guides readers through accessible explanation of concepts like they/them pronouns, queer and trans identities, and consent. She is currently a freelance editor, working with publishers and independent creators on a variety of projects.

Silver Sprocket is a radical indie publisher, art-crew, gallery, and comic shop, publishing some of comics’ best talent, including Ben Passmore, Benji Nate, and Jenn Woodall. While they have never had an editor on staff before, publisher Avi Ehrlich is looking forward to what that means for the future.

You can already check out books that Yarwood and Silver Sprocket have collaborated on, including Whit Taylor’s Montana Diary (available now), and Elizabeth Pich’s upcoming Fungirl, available for Free Comic Book Day and as a deluxe hardcover this October!

Review: The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook

Screaming “Antifa” is the new crying wolf for the right. Anything they don’t like, the term is raised as if it pulls the strings of everything going on. In reality, Antifa is not an organization or a group, it’s simply a short way of saying anti-fascist. If you think fascism is wrong and dislike fascists, you’re antifa. It really is that simple. Matt Lubchansky decides to have some fun with The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook that takes us into the battle between those evil antifa and local police.

Story: Matt Lubchansky
Art: Matt Lubchansky

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.

Amazon
TFAW
Bookshop

Silver Sprocket provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Review: The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook

The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook

Screaming “Antifa” is the new crying wolf for the right. Anything they don’t like, the term is raised as if it pulls the strings of everything going on. In reality, Antifa is not an organization or a group, it’s simply a short way of saying anti-fascist. If you think fascism is wrong and dislike fascists, you’re antifa. It really is that simple. Matt Lubchansky decides to have some fun with The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook that takes us into the battle between those evil antifa and local police.

The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook is about Max Marx who gets a big promotion within the group. Marx is upgraded into a supersoldier to battle the police and destroy the American way of life. Standing in the way is Sergeant Paul O’Shea of the Big City PD and right-wing personalities like Adonis Asproulis. Lubchansky has a lot of fun with the concept sending up right-wing fears and probably getting it close to their fantasy of a reality to be honest.

Lubchansky is the Associate Editor of the website The Nib and no stranger to biting political satire. The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook is exactly that taking everything to such an extreme it’s hard not to laugh at the absurdity of it all.

The comic is over the top and nails all the talking points and exaggerations that have gone around concerning ANTIFA. Events like the “Battle of Berkley” are given a send-up. From the story, the concepts, to the art, everything is a joke within the comic. But, the jokes have a slight shred of truth to them.

Lubchansky’s story touches upon some of the absurd powers and programs that have militarized the police and increased their aggression. The comic has a hand guide for those new to the subject and is a good place to start.

The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook is a solid satire that has fun with the absurd reality some people live in. The disconnect from the truth and reality is there and Lubchansky uses that to have fun making a point at the silliness of it all. The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook will deliver laughs for those politically interested and delivers a one-shot comic I hope continues in some way.

Story: Matt Lubchansky Art: Matt Lubchansky
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Silver Sprocket provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

ENIAC #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.

Allergic (Graphix) – Maggie is getting a new puppy but finds out she’s allergic to anything with fur. This si the mission to find the perfect pet!

America Chavez: Made in the USA #1 (Marvel) – The character takes center stage soon in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and this series seems to start setting the ground so she does the same in the comic universe as well.

The Antifa Super Soldier Cookbook (Silver Sprocket) – What if everything the Right thought about the Left was real? An ANTIFA operative is about to get an upgrade and become a full-fledged super-soldier!

BRZRKR #1 (BOOM! Studios) – The Keanu Reeves/Matt Kindt written comic series is here. It has a hell of a lot of buzz due to Reeves and brought in a massive amount on Kickstarter. We’re excited we get to finally read it.

Chariot #1 (AWA Studios) – A military weapon in the form of a muscle car. That alone has us in for this.

Crime Syndicate #1 (DC Comics) – We head to a newly returned Earth-3 where these evil versions of our superheroes rule.

Dead Dogs Bite #1 (Dark Horse) – Seeing Tyle Boss’ name on this comic is what first got us to notice it. The story revolves around a missing person in a small town.

Demon Days: X-Men #1 (Marvel) – Peach Momoko’s new twist on the X-Men is here. We were a bit mixed on the initial preview but we’re still excited to check out a full issue. The art alone will be worth it.

ENIAC #1 (Bad Idea) – Bad Idea is officially here! We’ve read this first issue and it’s a solid debut. What does this publisher have up its sleeve? We’re expecting even more news upon release.

Infinite Frontier #0 (DC Comics) – This is the new start to the DC Universe. It’s full of possibilities and the groundwork and tease of what’s to come begins here.

Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #1 (Oni Press) – Rainbow is looking for her sister Jonna. They’re both trying to survive in a world full of monsters driving humanity to the brink of extinction. Check out our review.

Man-Bat #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue was an intriguing look at addiction and we really want to see if the series keeps up with that theme.

Nocterra #1 (Image Comics) – The Kickstarted graphic novel is out in single issues. The world has been plunged into everlasting night. Meet Val Riggs, a ferryman who transports goods and people along deadly unlit roads.

Suicide Squad #1 (DC Comics) – With a movie out this year, the Suicide Squad is getting a shake-up and a new lineup that matches the film more. The first issue is exactly what you’d want from the series and shows readers to not get too attached to the characters.

The Swamp Thing #1 (DC Comics) – It’s a new Swamp Thing and a new vision for the character. We want to see what this new take is all about.

Transformers: Beast Wars #2 (IDW Publishing) – The cartoon is now a comic with a bit of a remix to it. The first issue set things up and now we’re getting to the good stuff.

Undone By Blood: The Other Side of Eden #1 (AfterShock) – The first series was a solid tale of revenge. We’re just hoping for more of the same.

What Unites Us (:01 First Second) – A graphic novel adaptation of Dan Rather’s essays.

The Antifa Super Soldier Cookbook asks what if everything the right thought about the left was real?

What if everything the right thought about the left was real? Matt Lubchansky explores the idea in The Antifa Super Soldier Cookbook.

Accomplished ANTIFA operative Max Marx is about to get THE big promotion: body augmentation to become a fully-fledged super-soldier in the shadowy organization’s never-ending battle to destroy the police, the American way of life, gender, capitalism, and anything else they decide to deem “fascist.” 

The next frontline: internet celebrity and right-wing gadfly Adonis Asproulis is about to give a lecture on the campus of the prestigious Earle University. Adonis could do the impossible: present college students with a debate, ANTIFA’S worst nightmare. Can Max and his comrades get to the university and deplatform him in time? Or can the officers of the Big City PD and newly-promoted Sergeant Paul O’Shea put a stop to it?

The 64 page full-color graphic novel is out March 2021 and retails for $14.99.

The Antifa Super Soldier Cookbook

Silver Sprocket to Distribute Award-Winning Hazel Newlevant Comics

Silver Sprocket has announced they’re taking over the distribution of Hazel Newlevant’s self-published titles Comics for ChoiceChainmail Bikini, and Sugar Town.

Newlevant is an illustrator and editor formerly of Lion Forge Comics. Their work–which often explores queerness, gender, and relationships–has been recognized by the Eisner Awards, Ignatz Awards, Xeric Grant, and the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant. All three of these books are brilliant examples of the power of self-published comics as well as perfectly suiting the radical do-it-yourself ethos that Silver Sprocket embodies with all of its work.

Comics For Choice is an award-winning anthology of comics about abortion. Cartoonists and illustrators teamed up with activists, historians, and reproductive justice experts to create comics about their diverse personal stories, the history of abortion, the current politics, and more.

Comics For Choice

Chainmail Bikini is an anthology of comics by women and nonbinary people about gaming. 40 cartoonists contributed comics about the games they’re passionate about—from video games to table-top role-playing to collectible card games. Chainmail Bikini explores the real-life impact of entering a fantasy world, as well as how games can connect us and teach us about ourselves.

Chainmail Bikini

Sugar Town is a bisexual, polyamorous love story for the modern era. Hazel is already in a happy relationship when she meets Argent, a dominatrix who’s sweet and tender outside of the bedroom. Sugar Town is a fun, colorful comic about a young woman’s journey through the delights and disappointments of multiple lovers.

Sugar Town
Almost American
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