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Review: Skybound X #25

Skybound X is back with four new stories that tease what’s to come and can be enjoyed by themselves!

Story: Robert Kirkman. Joshua Williamson, Lorenzo de Felici, Mac Smith
Art: Ryan Ottley, Andrei Bressan, Lorenzo de Felici, Mac Smith
Color: Annalisa Leoni, Adriano Lucas, Lorenzo de Felici
Letterer: Rus Wooton, Pat Brosseau, Mac Smith

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Skybound X #25

It’s one of two new comic book days! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Forbes – Webtoon Is Paying Its Creators Millions To Make Mobile Comics – This is good news for the industry.

RollingStone – Exclusive: Fake Accounts Fueled the ‘Snyder Cut’ Online Army – No shit? Everyone knew this. They admitted it was bullshit during the DC Fanfest that year!

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Read THE MIGHTY THREE in its entirety on Webtoons – Free comics!

Reviews

The Beat – The Question Omnibus Vol. 1
CBR – Skybound X #25
Collected Editions – Superman: The One Who Fell

Get a first look at Skybound X #25

Skybound has revealed a first look at Skybound X #25the return of the hit anthology series Skybound X, following its wildly successful five-issue limited run last summerIn celebration of Image Comics’ 30th anniversary, Skybound X returns with issue #25, embracing the “Images of Tomorrow” legacy by showcasing four all-new series—the highly anticipated Battle Beast, Dark Ride, Kromaand Scurryavailable at comic book shops July 20.  

The extra-length issue features the monumental return of a widely beloved character from the Invincible universe and the introduction of unforgettable new ones from some of the most-acclaimed comics talent today, all setting the stage for epic new series launches.  

From the pages of Invincible comes breakout star Battle Beast, reuniting the legendary Invincible team of Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley. The acclaimed team behind Birthright, Josh Williamson and Andrei Bressan, also reunite to kick off the new horror epic Dark Ride. Then, discover the first appearance of the savage and beautiful Kroma, from writer/artist Lorenzo De Felici. And finally, Mac Smith masterfully tells the story of how animals battle for survival when all of humanity dies in the post-apocalyptic world of Scurry.  

Skybound X #25 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. 

The full list of covers is below: 

  • Skybound X #25 CVR A RYAN OTTLEY (MAY220078) 
  • Skybound X #25 CVR B ANDREI BRESSAN & ADRIANO LUCAS (MAY22079) 
  • Skybound X #25 CVR C LORENZO DE FELICI (MAY220080) 
  • Skybound X #25 CVR D MAC SMITH (MAY220081) 
  • Skybound X #25 CVR E (1:10 INCENTIVE) RYAN OTTLEY (MAY220082) 

Skybound Reveals New YA and Middle Grade Comics form Skybound Comet

Skybound Comet, the new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult (Ages 12+) and Middle Grade (Ages 8-12) audiences, has announced its star-studded lineup of all-new OGNs launching in Spring and Summer 2023 everywhere books are sold.

Skybound Comet will kick off its 2023 slate in February with Scurry (Diamond Code MAR228456, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2436-7), the new Middle Grade graphic novel debut from webcomics superstar Mac Smith, marking the first-ever collection of the smash-hit webcomic in a complete volume. This will be followed in April 2023 by Outpost Zero (Diamond Code MAR228457, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2437-4), which collects the acclaimed YA series from the superstar team of Eisner Award winner Sean Kelley McKeever and Alexandre Tefenkgi in a single volume. And then, acclaimed author Michelle Fus presents the first book in a new series of graphic novels collecting their groundbreaking YA webcomic with Ava’s Demon Book One: Reborn (Diamond Code MAR228458, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2438-1) in June 2023.

Scurry depicts a world in which humanity has disappeared, but danger is still lurking around every corner for a colony of house mice struggling to survive a long and strange winter. When Wix, the colony’s best scout, embarks on a perilous journey to find food and shelter, he suddenly finds himself lost and alone in the forest. To find his way home, the little mouse must navigate dangerous new threats, strange new creatures, and a destiny he never expected.

Wix makes his first comic book appearance in Skybound X #25, available in comic shops and at digital providers on July 20, 2022.

Scurry

Welcome to Outpost Zero: the smallest town in the universe and home to Alea, raised in an artificial environment on an uninhabitable frozen planet that was never meant to support human life…and yet, life has gone on. School, friends, the fights every Friday night—there’s plenty to distract Alea, yet she’s sure there’s something else out there. And when tragedy strikes, Alea vows to uncover the truth…even if it upends her world forever.

Outpost Zero

In Ava’s Demon Book One: Reborn, a young, shy girl named Ava discovers that the demon who haunts her is actually the spirit of an ancient alien queen named Wrathia. The two form a powerful pact—in exchange for a better life, Ava must help Wrathia seek revenge against TITAN, the godlike being who destroyed her empire. To aid in the fight, Ava must assemble Wrathia’s most trusted warriors and their host lifeforms. The only problem is, she doesn’t know how to find them…

Ava’s Demon Book One: Reborn

Clementine Book Two and Sea Serpent’s Heir Book Two will be released in 2023, with more information and art to be revealed soon.

Skybound X #25 is Coming in July with the return of Battle Beast!

Image Comics and Skybound have announced the return of the hit anthology series Skybound X, following its wildly successful five-issue limited run last summer. In celebration of Image Comics’ 30th anniversary, Skybound X returns with issue #25, embracing the “Images of Tomorrow” legacy by showcasing four all-new series.

The extra-length issue is jam-packed with upcoming comic launches, featuring the monumental return of a widely beloved character and the introduction of unforgettable new ones from some of the most-acclaimed comics talent today.

From the pages of Invincible comes breakout star Battle Beast, reuniting the legendary Invincible team of Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley. The acclaimed team behind Birthright, Josh Williamson and Andrei Bressan, also reunite to kick off the new horror epic Dark Ride. Then, discover the first appearance of the savage and beautiful Kroma, from writer/artist Lorenzo De Felici. And finally, Mac Smith masterfully tells the story of how animals battle for survival when all of humanity dies in the post-apocalyptic world of Scurry.

Skybound X #25 will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

The full list of covers is below: 

  • Skybound X #25 CVR A RYAN OTTLEY – Diamond Code MAY220078
  • Skybound X #25 CVR B ANDREI BRESSAN & ADRIANO LUCAS – Diamond Code MAY22079
  • Skybound X #25 CVR C LORENZO DE FELICI – Diamond Code MAY220080
  • Skybound X #25 CVR D MAC SMITH – Diamond Code MAY220081
  • Skybound X #25 CVR E (1:10 INCENTIVE) RYAN OTTLEY – Diamond Code MAY220082

Rick Grimes 2000 Gets Collected in June 2022

Image Comics and Skybound announced the first-ever hardcover collection of Rick Grimes 2000, the story that goes beyond The Walking Dead and presents an alternate universe of the worldwide pop culture phenomenon, will be published on June 1, 2022.

Reuniting the superstar Invincible team of Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley, the hardcover will collect the entire Rick Grimes 2000 story originally serialized in the pages of Skybound X #1-5, which continues the unforgettable story first introduced in the now-iconic The Walking Dead #75.

Rick Grimes was a small-town police officer. Then the world fell to the walking dead. But the dead were only the start… and a new tale of alien horror begins here.

Rick Grimes 2000 will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 and everywhere books are sold on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

Rick Grimes 2000

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Snelson #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.

First Degree: A Crime Anthology (Humanoids) – Over a dozen tales of crime fiction.

Horizon Zero Dawn: Liberation #1 (Titan Comics) – The series based on the popular video game is back for a second arc!

Lucky Devil #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – Cullen Bunn’s new series featuring art by Fran Galan. A new horror series by Bunn? Yes please!

Me You Love in the Dark #1 (Image Comics) – Skottie Young and Jorge Corona’s new series about an artist who leaves the grind of the city and moves into an old house in a small town.

The Nice House on the Lake #3 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – The first two issues blew us away and this is a series we have no idea where it’s going but are all in to see.

Not All Robots #1 (AWA Studios) – In the year 2056 robots have replaced people in the worforce and an uneasy co-existence develops. Every family has a robot that they rely upon. What can go wrong? Read our early review.

Re: Constitutions (First Second) – Part of the World Citizen Comics line, this book explains the role constitutions play in government and some of the issues due to that.

Run Book 1 (Abrams Comicarts) – The second series telling the amazing life of Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis. It’s the next chapter in the history of civil rights.

Skybound X #5 (Image Comics/Skybound) -Each issue has featured debuts and shown off what makes Skybound great. Check out this finale which promises to be a big one!

Snelson #1 (AHOY Comics) – A 90s edgy comic is desperate for a comeback and goes on tour with a group of sociall conscious comedians.

Transformers: King Grimlock #1 (IDW Publishing) – Steve Orlando and Agustin Padilla take on the Transformers powerhouse in a new limited series that has him transported to a savage world where the strong rule.

X-Men #2 (Marvel) – We’re a bit mixed on the debut issue but we’re intrigued with all of the groundwork that was laid down. So, we’re coming back to see where all of that goes.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Amazing Fantasy #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.

Amazing Fantasy #1 (Marvel) – There’s some cachet when it comes to the title of this series so we want to see what Marvel brings to the table with this series which brings together classic versions of popular characters.

Barbaric #2 (Vault Comics) – The first issue caught us off guard. It took the classic barbarian type story and delivered a nice twist to it. Add in great art and this is a series we’re excited to read more of.

Black Beacon #1 (Heavy Metal) – An intergalactic space station sounds great to go to, it sounds like utopia. But, when Niko gets there she finds it’s anything but.

Black Widow #9 (Marvel) – The series has been a blast with every issue mixing humor and action. One of the consistently fun Marvel comics on the shelf right now.

BRZRKR #4 (BOOM! Studios) – The series has been surprisingly good so far. While it delivers bloody action, it also is a fascinating exploration of its character B and the destruction he’s delivered through his lifetimes.

Groo Meets Tarzan #1 (Dark Horse) – Groo is always entertaining and this crossover has so much potential. We’re excited to see what these two properties together are like.

I Am Not Starfire (DC Comics) – The highly anticipated graphic novel about Mandy, the superhero Starfire’s daughter.

Icon & Rocket: Season One #1 (DC Comics/Milestone) – Milestone launched with a fantastic debut and we’re excited to see more and this new take on this iconic duo.

The Last Book You’ll Ever Read #1 (Vault Comics) – Cullen Bunn’s writing so we’re interested in checking it out just for that. A hit book is being blamed for violence and bloodshed around the world and the writer is determined to conduct a book tour.

Lucy in the Sky (First Second) – Lucy discovers her father’s collection of Beatles records and is inspired to form an all-girl rock band.

Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika #1 (Image Comics) – Mirka Andolfo is one of the hot creators out there right now so any debut gets a look from us.

The Other History of the DC Universe #5 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – The series started with Jefferson Pierce so it’s fitting that it ends with a focus on his daughter Anissa Pierce.

Runes #1 (Source Point Press) – A prisoner escapes after a shipwreck and must fight for his life in hopes of revenge.

Shadow Doctor #5 (AfterShock) – The series has been amazing with every issue. It’s the true story of a Black doctor in the 1930s who has to turn to Al Capone to get his medical practice up and running.

Skybound X #4 (Image Comics/Skybound) – Each issue has been a fantastic highlight of what Skybound has to offer including debuts that are sure to make the issues sought after.

Static: Season One #2 (DC Comics/Milestone) – The first issue was fantastic and was a hell of a debut for Milestone. We loved the first issue which had a fresh youthful feel about it and we’re fascinated to see where it goes after the previous issue’s ending.

Swamp God #1 (Heavy Metal) – At the end of the Civil War, Confederate soldiers call upon ultimate evil to save the South but then must team with Union soldiers to survive the horror they’ve unleashed.

United States of Captain America #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was a bit mixed in quality but at its core is a very interesting exploration of Captain America and what the character stands for and symbolizes.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Superman and the Authority #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.

Blue & Gold #1 (DC Comics) – Booster Gold and Blue Beetle in their own miniseries. That’s all we need to be excited for this one.

Dark Blood #1 (BOOM! Studios) – What if you were given the power to change the course of history? In the 1950s a Black man is given strange new abilities in a society that never wanted him to have any power.

Lunar Ladies #1 (Scout Comics) – A highly advanced society lives on the moon and their peaceful way to live is fractured by a geneticist hell-bent on usurping the queen’s power.

MOM: Mother of Madness #1 (Image Comics) – Actress Emilia Clarke’s new series.

Moon Knight #1 (Marvel) – When it comes to Marvel’s version of Batman, the first issue is solid.

Skybound X #3 (Image Comics) – The series has shown off the variety that Skybound publishes and debuts in each issue. A nice anthology we hope to see more of.

Solo Leveling Vol. 2 (Yen Press) – The first volume was fantastic where dungeon crawling is a profession and one of the worst in the business might actually not be that bad.

Superman and the Authority #1 (DC Comics) – We’ve read it. It’s really good.

Syphon #1 (Image Comics/Top Cow) – An EMT is given the power to siphon pain from others but the more he uses the gift, the more it curses him with the pain of others.

Tales From Harrow County: Fair Folk #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – Cullen Bunn returns to Harrow County with Emily Schnall for a new miniseries. The first series was fantastic so we’re expecting more.

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Skybound X #2

It’s a new week! We’ve got lots coming up as we get ready for this coming weekend’s Comic-Con@Home! Who’s taking part in the virtual convention? Anything you’ve seen you’re excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Comichron – June 2021 projected initial comics orders online: Huge month for periodicals – For those that enjoy the race.

The Hollywood Reporter – Marvel and DC’s “Shut-Up Money”: Comic Creators Go Public Over Pay – An interesting read about payments and credit.

Deadline – ‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit Settled For $200M Between Frank Darabont, CAA & AMC – Now to see what happens with Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd’s lawsuits.

Reviews

Collected Editions – Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn
Atomic Junk Shop – Earth Boy
Atomic Junk Shop – Hero Hourly
But Why Tho Podcast – Skybound X #2
Atomic Junk Shop – Wonder Woman: Earth One Volumes 1-3

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