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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 think about that, here’s some comic news and a review from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – Small Press Spotlight: A cult for Dracula or Freedom Fighters? Choose your group – Some comics from a small publisher to check out!

Review

Collected Editions – Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 4: Cold Vengeance

Detective Comics Vol. 4: Cold Vengeance

The Cult of Dracula Beckons in March

Dracula has never been so dangerous. Learn the depth of her influence in Cult of Dracula, written by Rich Davis with art by Henry Martinez. The first issue of the latest horror mini-series from Source Point Press is available for pre-order now and will be in shops on Wednesday, Mar. 31.

Special Agent Malcom Bram arrives at the House of the Rising Sun. This secluded compound is the home of the secretive Ordo Dracul and the scene of a horrendous crime coined, “The Cult of Dracula Mass Suicides.” 

Mina Murray leads a documentary film crew to uncover the secrets of the mysterious cult by interviewing its enigmatic leader, Robert Renfield. Neither investigator is prepared for the gravity of the truths they will uncover. 

Dracula is eternal. A primordial being formed by the same essence of creation as Adam. Dracula is chaos. The eternal embodiment of entropy. This is her story…

The first issue of Cult of Dracula will be available in an A Cover by Gyula Nemeth and a B Cover from Shannon Maer.

Cult of Dracula #1

Get Spaced Out with Source Point Press

There’s a gap in satire comics and Source Point Press intends to fill it, flashing back to the days of early MAD and Marvel’s Not Brand Echh! Something you can really have fun with while still being intelligent!

The first issue of Spaced Out is available for pre-order now and will be in shops on March 31, 2021. For the opening salvo, Lou Mougin, Brian Dunphy, and James Couts offer up Enemy Ass (the funny-animal ace of World War 1), Prisonerd (a takeoff on the famous cult TV show of the 60’s), and Sgt. Crock (a satirical take on guess who?). It’s time for satire that doesn’t try to convert you politically (frankly, we wouldn’t even know how!) but whonks you entertainingly!

Spaced Out uses 60s popular culture as a launching point and springs wildly in every direction.

Spaced Out

Review: Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion

Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion

I’ve never played a game of Gloomhaven. I’ve heard good things about the legacy dungeon crawler but it’s a commitment I don’t have time for. Beyond the fantasy setting, I know little of the world and after reading Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion, I’m not sure I know all that much.

Welcome to the City of Gloomhaven. A city we don’t get to see much of as a lot of the comic takes place within a bar. The Jaws of the Lion are a the top of the hierarchy of the city, but their latest job goes sideways. Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion takes us through the group’s adventure in segments told from a different member’s perspective.

I’m not sure if it was high-hopes for a new comic series based on a board game or the interest in a “new” property being expanded to comics, but the potential of the debut issue feels squandered. Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion is one that feels more focused on fans of the property than an introduction to that property for all, that also is entertaining for fans.

Written by Travis Mcintire, the comic has a fine concept, a band of adventurers talking about a job gone wrong. But, there’s little setup and little to make us care about the characters. The adventure is just that, a fairly generic adventure with a different set of characters. We’re not given much background on any them, their powers, race, really anything. Unless you know the world or the specific characters, it all feels a bit lost. There’s some personality in each but beyond one’s unique dialogue they’re all pretty basic fantasy characters with a different look.

The teaser text for the comic hinted at punk bands, drug dealing street gangs, and a dark God sleeping underneath the city. None of that’s really here at all. There’s some things danced around but as far as the city, we see the inside of a bar and the direct outside of it again leaving us with a very generic premise of a comic.

With art by Tyler Sowles and lettering by Justin Birch, the art too is interesting but doesn’t quite click for me. The design, class, and race of the characters are something that appealed to me. But the action itself felt a little lackluster and the scenes within the tavern outright boring. With a story that doesn’t give much background about the characters, the art needed to deliver a bit more to clue readers in. Birch’s lettering stands out a bit for its unique style concerning one character made of bugs. That was the most intriguing design of the entire comic.

Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion had a lot of potential as a comic. Something different such as an introduction to the game and its elements might have stood out. But, as presented, this is a pretty boring presentation of the world and its characters. Any interesting elements feel sucked out leaving us with a generic fantasy story that’s been done so much better elsewhere.

Gloomhaven created by Isaac Childres
Story: Travis Mcintire Art: Tyler Sowles Letterer: Justin Birch
Story: 6.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Read

Source Point Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Review: Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion

Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion

I’ve never played a game of Gloomhaven. I’ve heard good things about the legacy dungeon crawler but it’s a commitment I don’t have time for. Beyond the fantasy setting, I know little of the world and after reading Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion, I’m not sure I know all that much.

Welcome to the City of Gloomhaven. A city we don’t get to see much of as a lot of the comic takes place within a bar. The Jaws of the Lion are a the top of the hierarchy of the city, but their latest job goes sideways. Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion takes us through the group’s adventure in segments told from a different member’s perspective.

I’m not sure if it was high-hopes for a new comic series based on a board game or the interest in a “new” property being expanded to comics, but the potential of the debut issue feels squandered. Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion is one that feels more focused on fans of the property than an introduction to that property for all, that also is entertaining for fans.

Written by Travis Mcintire, the comic has a fine concept, a band of adventurers talking about a job gone wrong. But, there’s little setup and little to make us care about the characters. The adventure is just that, a fairly generic adventure with a different set of characters. We’re not given much background on any them, their powers, race, really anything. Unless you know the world or the specific characters, it all feels a bit lost. There’s some personality in each but beyond one’s unique dialogue they’re all pretty basic fantasy characters with a different look.

The teaser text for the comic hinted at punk bands, drug dealing street gangs, and a dark God sleeping underneath the city. None of that’s really here at all. There’s some things danced around but as far as the city, we see the inside of a bar and the direct outside of it again leaving us with a very generic premise of a comic.

With art by Tyler Sowles and lettering by Justin Birch, the art too is interesting but doesn’t quite click for me. The design, class, and race of the characters are something that appealed to me. But the action itself felt a little lackluster and the scenes within the tavern outright boring. With a story that doesn’t give much background about the characters, the art needed to deliver a bit more to clue readers in. Birch’s lettering stands out a bit for its unique style concerning one character made of bugs. That was the most intriguing design of the entire comic.

Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion had a lot of potential as a comic. Something different such as an introduction to the game and its elements might have stood out. But, as presented, this is a pretty boring presentation of the world and its characters. Any interesting elements feel sucked out leaving us with a generic fantasy story that’s been done so much better elsewhere.

Gloomhaven created by Isaac Childres
Story: Travis Mcintire Art: Tyler Sowles Letterer: Justin Birch
Story: 6.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Read

Source Point Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: Source Point Press

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Yasmeen #5

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.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night #2 (Behemoth Comics) – A vampire story taking place in Iran, the first issue had a lot of potential and has us intrigued to see what’s next.

Dark Nights: Death Metal The Secret Origin #1 (DC Comics) – he heroes search for a way to defeat the Darkest Knight through the universe’s past, while Superboy Prime faces down the demonic Batman!

Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #1 (BOOM! Studios) – The event wraps up and promises big changes.

Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion (Source Point Press) – The popular board game comes to comics!

King in Black #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was over the top excitement with impressive visuals. It was a solid start to the next Marvel event and actually paid off a great build up to it.

King-Size Conan #1 (Marvel) – Celebrating 50 years of Conan in comics including Kevin Eastman’s first work at Marvel!

Picture of Everything Else #1 (Vault Comics) – A murder mystery revolving around the art world taking place in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century.

Red Winter (Scout Comics) – If you missed this crime series, it’s now collected and well worth picking up if you’re interested in crooked cops and dirty, gritty, stories.

Scarenthood #3 (IDW Publishing) – The horror series has been solid so far with a focus on parents attempting to solve a horror mystery.

Sea of Sorrows #2 (IDW Publishing) – The first issue created a solid atmosphere and mixed with great art, it was a solid start for those that like tense thrillers.

Undiscovered Country #11 (Image Comics) – The series has kept us on our toes with every issue. We have no idea where it’s all going and what’s next which has made for an entertaining and exciting read.

Yasmeen #5 (Scout Comics) – One of the best series of the year. It’s an emotional punch with each issue but well worth the read.

Source Point Press dares you to read from the Fear Diaries

In the great tradition of kid-friendly horror, writer Garret Gunn and artist Nic Touris add Fear Diaries to the Source Point Press library.

When we are young, our parents tell us that there is nothing that goes bump in the night. That the terrifying monsters that live in our bedrooms are figments of our imagination. Our eyes playing tricks on us. They tell us that the Boogeyman doesn’t exist. That there is nothing under our beds or lurking in the shadows of our closets. There is nothing to be afraid of. There’s only one problem. They lied.

Fear Diaries is available to pre-order now and will be released Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Fear Diaries

Discover What it Means to Live Forever in The Eighth Immortal

Immortality and illumination. Writer Jacob Murray lures comics readers into a whole new realm of fantasy, before purgatory and undying, with The Eighth Immortal #1 from Source Point Press. Alongside the burgeoning and mystical anime artist, Alice Li Barnes, with cover art by Tiffany Turrill.

Curipan has spent her immortality protecting humanity from the threat of an ancient prophecy. But time and a secret trauma have worn her down, forcing her to choose between her duty and her sanity. The Eighth Immortal is a scandalous fantasy that asks the question, should anything last forever?

The Eighth Immortal #1 is slated for release Jan 27, 2021, with three monthly issues to follow. Letters by LetterSquids. Incentive Cover B by G. Bifulco.

The Eighth Immortal #1

Unboxing: Source Point Press Premium Mystery Box

Mystery boxes are a big business and comic publishers are getting in on the fun! Source Point Press as the “SPP Premium Mystery Box” that features 24 individual comics and 1 rare variant per box. 1 in every 20 boxes will include a variant metal cover!

We open up one and show off what we get! It’s a heavy box, maybe the heaviest comic mystery box we’ve received yet!

The box retails for $49.95 with free shipping and has well over $125 in retail comics. Well worth the value.

Check out what we got and then you’re able to get your own now!

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