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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Publisher’s Weekly – Street Noise Books Readies a New Line of Nonfiction Graphic Books – The more the better!

The Beat – Vault Comics Announces Multi-Project Deal with Michael Moreci – Moreci’s very talents so can’t wait to see what he does.

Newsarama – Snowpiercer Jumps Tracks To A New Channel Ahead of Debut – Well, at least it’s one step closer to being released.

UPI News – Snowpiercer series renewed for Season 2 ahead of debut – Interesting, see above.

CBLDF – Lawsuit Demands Fun Home Removed – No, just no.

iO9 – Avengers: Endgame‘s New Asgard Is Way More Digital Than You Realized – This is pretty cool to see and learn.


Newsarama – Batman #71
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Batman and the Outsiders #1
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Giant-Man #1

The Snowpiercer Saga Continues With Brand New Graphic Novels

Snowpiercer: Extinction

Titan Comics and Statix Press have announced Snowpiercer: Extinction, a brand-new prequel graphic novel set before the extinction incident that led to the events of the original Snowpiercer graphic novel trilogy.

Titan’s next installment in the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Snowpiercer graphic novel saga will be released in in 2019, written by Matz, with art by the originalSnowpiercer graphic novel artist Jean-Marc Rochette. Debuting alongside Titan’s new graphic novel, the Snowpiercer franchise will also welcome the hotly-anticipated TV adaptation.

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the TV adaptation of Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation. The TV series, starring Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish), will air in the U.S. on TNT and internationally on Netflix (excluding China).

The series is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios  (a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios) and Turner’s Studio T, along with CJ Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein (Hanna, Cowboy Bebop) and Becky Clements (Good BehaviorHannaLast Man Standing). Showrunner Graeme Manson (Orphan Black), Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) and the original film’s Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi are also executive producers on the series.

Titan’s first groundbreaking series of Snowpiecer graphic novels, Snowpiercer: Escape(ISBN: 9781782761334) Snowpiercer: The Explorers (ISBN: 9781782761365), and Snowpiercer: Terminus (ISBN: 9781782767152) inspired the award-winning 2014 film, starring Chris Evans (Captain America), Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange, We Need To Talk About Kevin), and John Hurt (Hellboy, V For Vendetta, Alien, Doctor Who).

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Comichron – Bookscan graphic novels off 5% in 2017; a look at GN units across time – If it’s not just comic shops…

ComicBook – TNT Parts Ways With ‘Snowpiercer’ Showrunner – Well that was quick.



Talking Comics – Batman #39

Talking Comics – Days of Hate #1

Newsarama – Motherlands #1

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Root – How io9’s Evan Narcisse Went From Writing About Comics to Writing Rise of the Black Panther – For those interested in writing comics.

CBR – Snowpiercer Ordered to Series By TNT – Hells yes!

The Beat – “Black Widow” Film Enlists Screenwriter Jac Schaeffer – About damn time.

The Comichron – Batman: Dark Prince Charming leads advance reorders; Hawkman Found #1 repeats – Not too surprised by this based on responses to our review.

The Ithaca Voice – Downtown Ithaca: 2 new restaurants, expanded comic book shop – Congrats on expanding!



IGN – Avengers #675

IGN – Old Man Hawkeye #1

IGN – Phoenix Resurrection #3

Comics Bulletin – Rocko’s Modern Life #2

IGN – Star Wars: Darth Vader #10

Comics Bulletin – Witchblade #2

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It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d folks get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Derry Now – Nerve Centre develops new graphic novel and animation on the Battle of Messines – This is pretty cool.

King 5 – Can you draw? City wants artists for graphic novel about power plant – A chance to make some money doing a graphic novel!

CBR – TNT’s Snowpiercer Pilot Adds Jennifer Connelly in Lead Role – Can’t wait for this show.

ICv2 – Wizard World’s Con Gross Profit Margin Drops from 41% to 9% – That can’t be good.


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Newsarama – Batman #24

Newsarama – Iceman #1

Talking Comics – Night Owl Society #3

Newsarama – Ravina the Witch

Newsarama – Star Wars: Darth Vader #1

Around the Tubes: Bathhouse Libraries, Kirby, and Snowpiercer

Yesterday was new comic book day! What’d folks get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Around off in the comments below! Here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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The Japan Times – Gifu bathhouse-turned-library showcasing 20000 used comic books a hit among locals – A very interesting story.

ICv2 – Marvel Adds Tenth Issue to ‘Secret Empire’ – Anyone surprised?

The Beat – DC announces Jack Kirby tribute one-shots for August – Awesome to see a publisher celebrate the King!

AV Club – Daveed Diggs to star in TNT’s Snowpiercer pilot – Hells yes, but AV Club, Snowpiercer was a graphic novel first.


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The Beat – Batman #23

Newsarama – Deadpool: Bad Blood

Newsarama – Secret Empire #2

The Outhousers – Wayfarer #1

Preview: Snowpiercer Vol. 3: Terminus


PRICE: $29.99

A scrap of haunting music has drawn the last train across the frozen sea. With supplies almost exhausted and the train on the brink of collapse, they have nothing to lose. As the rising temperature inside the train reaches boiling point, there may be one last chance at a future…


Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

port_imposter_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.


Top Pick: Imposter #1 (21 Pulp) – Whenever 21 Pulp put a comic out, it’s worth paying attention. They are one of, if not the most exciting new publisher around. I was lucky enough to do an advance review of this book earlier this year, and I’m so excited to get my print copy on Wednesday (my shop actually ordered in two copies because I know my friend will love it). Cannot wait to read this again in print.

Bloodshot Reborn #11 (Valiant) – The best Bloodshot story I’ve read in a while, this arc is absolutely worth your time. The art is stunning, and Jeff Lemire is on fire here. Read this; you’ll not regret it.

The Goddamned #3 (Image) – Were it not for Imposter this would be my runaway top pick this week. I’m really enjoying the pre-apocalyptic story, and Jason Aaron’s take on the biblical stories. It’s brutal, bloody, and so so good.

Judge Dredd #3 (IDW Publishing) – Judge Dredd is so far out of his element in this series, that I just can’t get enough of him trying to enforce the law in a completely lawless land. The first two issues were fantastic, so I have high hopes for  this issue.



Top Pick: All-New X-Men #5 (Marvel) – I wasn’t sure about this title when it was first introduced, but damn am I enjoying the ride!  I have to say I’m over Warren and his moody worrying over Laura  every issue; dude, she’s Wolverine!  She can go running into a fight and come out of it…get over it Dawson.  And I would also like it if we saw more from Evan and Idie, other then just a panel here or there, or some background action.  BUT, this is definitely one road trip I’m on board with and look forward to this title.

All-New, All-Different Avengers #6 (Marvel) – I have been less then impressed with this title, but I stick with it…not exactly sure why.  Maybe hoping something good comes out of it?  This issue promises that; we finally find out why Vision has been acting like a tool and who the mystery bad guy is pulling his strings.  I just hope the reveal delivers the goods, or I think it’s time to give up this title.

All-New Inhumans #4 (Marvel) – Another great title I’m always looking forward to.  I love this whole world outreach program for Inhumans/Nuhumans; the cast of characters is great (loving Crystal in this leadership role) and this story arc especially feels very secret agent/spy like and I’m totally digging it.

Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #3 (Marvel) – I remember reading issue 1 and I was thinking “Hellcat? More like Hello Kitty”  This was so cutesy and cartoony and totally not what I usually read…but here I am putting it on my top pick list.  I like the humour in it and seeing the everyday struggle for Patsy working towards her goal.  And sure she gets some superhero time but that doesn’t drive this title, and I’m ok with that.



Top Pick: Snowpiercer Vol. 3 Terminus (Titan Comics) – I’m a huge fan of the Snowpiercer comic series having read the first two volumes multiple times (one of the few comics I’ve done so). This third volume is a bit of a mystery to me, and were it goes I think will be interesting. Not knowing much about it has me excited and anticipating its release.

Imposter #1 (21 Pulp) – This first issue is choppy, but really fascinating. I don’t want to reveal the twist, but it’s a superhero series and something I don’t think I’ve seen before. To put out an original idea in a flooded market is impressive on its own. 21 Pulp is a publisher that should be on everyone’s radar.

Last Man Vol 4 Chase (First Second) – I love this graphic novel series and this latest volume is as much fun as the previous three. Great read for both adults and kids alike.

Street Fighter x G.I. Joe #1 (IDW Publishing) – The concept sounds goofy, but something also gets me to smile and think fun. I’m interested in seeing where this one goes and if it kicks up nostalgia like I think it will.

Transformers #50 (IDW Publishing) – I love IDW’s various Transformers series and this one is at the top of the pile for me. The last issue ended with a bang and this one sets off in a new direction as Earth is declared under the protection of Optimus Prime. But is it benevolence or a take over? Depends which side you’re on!

When it Comes to “R” Comic Adaptations, Deadpool Isn’t Anything New

There’s been much being made in the press of Deadpool‘s opening weekend success and the fact that it’s a comic book adaptation that’s rated “R”. God forbid facts should get in the way, but the film isn’t anything new when it comes to that, and it’s success can be debated compared to other films.

From what I can tell, the first comic adaptation to be rated R is The Crow which came out in May of 1994 and was followed in September by Timecop. To date, including Deadpool, there’s at least 35 films based on comics and rated “R”. In other words, this is nothing new. It’s not even the first Marvel comic movie to receive an “R” rating. All three Blade films earned that honor as well as the two Punisher films.

We can measure success in many ways, and Deadpool absolutely shattered records. In one weekend the film earned 4.87 times its budget. But, when it comes to earning more than its budget, that prize currently goes to 300 which earned 7.02 times its $65 million budget.

When it comes to the long end tail of things, Ghost World is actually the most successful going on to earn 62.94 times its opening weekend domestically. American Splendor is second best with 37.64 times, and Snowpiercer is third with 26.66 times.

What more records will Deadpool break and how will it stack up to these other films? We’ll have to wait and see. But remember, there was a long line of “R” rated comic adaptations before it.

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Comics to Enjoy This Snowy Weekend

Mister_Freeze_BTASA pretty big snowstorm is burying parts of the United States this weekend, and could force individuals to be stuck inside for at least a few days. So, the team has decided to get in to the snowy spirit and have suggestions for comics and graphic novels to enjoy during your time stuck inside.

We’re also including links if you can get the comics digitally so you can enjoy them now!

Mr. H: Not a comic book but I highly suggest you stream or watch the classic Batman the Animated Series episode “Heart of Ice” one of the best in the entire run, and it even has chicken soup. Also Batman! You can watch it on Amazon Prime right now.

250px-New_whiteout_tpbAlex: Batman: Noel – Yes, it’s a retelling of A Christmas Carol, but Lee Bermejo’s art and Barbara Ciardo’s colours just make you feel the cold. The art is just blood fantastic. That it takes place within a Gotham blizzard is just the icing on the cake. Kindle & comiXology.

Elana: Whiteout by Rucka and Lieber. You can get the Definitive Edition for the Kindle.

Alex: Wolverine: Bloodlust – I’m not going to pretend this story doesn’t hold a special place in my heart because it was the first solo Wolverine story I’d ever read, because it does, but the way Alan Davis draws the cold, yet supremely beautiful Canadian wilderness is fantastic. And the last page? Oh man.

Madison: Currently experiencing the snow you’re about to get! Lumberjanes #14 and #15 are an excellent little standalone story about a freak snow storm in the middle of summer. It’s probably not the weirdest shenanigan that the Lumberjanes have been involved in, but there story is, as usual, cute and funny with a good lesson to be learned by the end. Get it on Kindle #14 #15, or comiXology #14 #15.

Winterworld-01-pr-1-edb47Meghan: 30 Days of Night! Lots to choose from and start with volume 1 on comiXology.

Ash: Amazing Spider-Man #700.1 and #700.2. Spider-Man’s choice between responsibility and power are particularly important when NYC is buried in the snow. Get #700.1 and #700.2 on comiXology.

Javier: Chuck Dixon’s and Jorge Zaffino’s Winterworld. Oldie from the eighties. IDW collected it in a TPB about a year ago I think. Kind of like Mad Max with ice and snow. You can get it for Kindle and comiXology now.

Brett: I have to go with Snowpiercer! The world is destroyed in freeze and all of humanity that’s left is safe on a train which can never stop, or they die. You can buy volume 1 or 2 in print only it looks like. The movie is great though! You can watch that now on Amazon or on Netflix.

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