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Murder By Mail is an Immersive RPG Experience

Source Point Press has announced the debut of its latest ongoing comic book series, Murder by Mail, set in the Curse of Cleaver County universe and created by Joshua Werner. This groundbreaking new series offers readers a unique and immersive storytelling experience that challenges the reader to solve murder cases within this newly launched horror-verse.

Readers are placed in the shoes of a private investigator working for Illicit Investigations, tasked with solving a series of brutal murders. Using evidence and clues provided throughout, readers must conduct their own interviews with witnesses and suspects to piece together the truth.

As the reader uncovers clues and solves puzzles, the cases they solve will have real effects on the ongoing story of the Curse of Cleaver County universe. With each issue, the stakes will grow higher as the reader gets more immersed in the dangers of Cleaver County, and must work harder to bring killers to justice.

Murder by Mail issue one will be available in comic book stores everywhere on June 21st, 2023. Don’t miss your chance to become a part of this horror-verse and solve these thrilling murder mysteries.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Sereno #1

Wednesdays (and 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.

Crazy Food Truck Vol. 3 (VIZ Media) – Every volume has been amazing with great action and an intriguing apocalyptic world.

Dead Romans #1 (Image Comics) – Arminius, a Germanic prince raised in Rome, has sworn vengeance against the Empire that butchers his people. We’re excited for this brutal tale of love and war during the birth of the Roman Empire.

Doctor Strange #1 (Marvel) – Stephen Strange is back making this a perfect jumping off point.

Ephemera (Fantagraphics) – Ephemera is a poetic and dreamlike take on a graphic memoir set in a garden, a forest, and a greenhouse. Yeah, we’re in.

Etheres (Source Point Press) – Where do souls go when they don’t belong anywhere else? Journey into Etheres searching for the answer.

GCPD: The Blue Wall #6 (DC Comics) – The series has been a punch in the gut exploring the corruption within the Gotham Police Department.

Mother 47 (CEX Publishing) – In 1940s Germany, a disguised stranger breaks into a remote Nazi megastructure, armed with explosives, and on a mission to destroy a gruesome research project, free its lab animals, and confront the warring sides of his own nature! Sounds awesome to us!

Neighbors #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Family moves to a new town and find out their neighbors are anything but what they seem.

Order and Outrage #1 (Dark Horse) – Jim Starlin and Rags Morales with a new science fiction series!

Plush #5 (Image Comics) – Each issue has been jaw-dropping in a holy shit sort of way and we’re expecting much more as far as that.

Science Comics: The Periodic Table of Elements (First Second) – This series of graphic novels have been educational and entertaining for people of all ages.

Sereno #1 (CEX Publishing) – Meet Sereno, the Mystic Master of Light and guardian of New Teia, a city where magic and science intertwine by night! Sounds pretty cool to us.

Solo Leveling Vol. 6 (Yen Press/Ize Press) – The series has been great and this is a volume that really shifts things around.

X-O Manowar Unconquered #1 (Valiant) – A new era and new direction for X-O Manowar!

Mini Reviews: Strange Things, Static Returns, Miracleman, and more!

Static: Shadows of Dakota #1

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling reviews of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full one for.

These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews and Recommendations.


Stranger Things: Tales from Hawkins #1 (Dark Horse) – The first issue of this new anthology style Stranger Things miniseries from Jody Houser, Caio Filipe, and Dan Jackson focuses on the stories of the regular citizens of Hawkins, Indiana while all kinds of dimension spanning, monster fighting shenanigans are going on in the main plot of the Netflix show. Tales from Hawkins #1 is about two hunters in the woods who end up becoming the hunted and shows how hapless the town would be without the help of a telekinetic preteen, some resourceful kids/teens, and an undaunted sheriff. I love how Jackson varies his color palette from autumn Midwest to utter hopelessness and Filipe’s layouts show off the speed and danger of the Demogorgon. However, the two leads of the story are pretty unremarkable and don’t get much characterization so their dark ends ring hollow even with a surprise cameo at the end. Overall: 6.4 Verdict: Pass

Know Your Station #3 (BOOM! Studios) – Other than the social commentary (Rich people are Karens, especially in space), in Sarah Gailey’s script and the gorgeous and gruesome art and colors from Liana Kangas and Rebecca Nalty, I enjoy Know Your Station because it isn’t afraid to take a beat and zero in on its key characters while the billionaire bodies pile up in the spaceship. Protagonist Elise confides with definite red herring Marin about the communication issues onboard and the graphic, artistic manner of the rich board member’s deaths. But more importantly, she opens up about her imposter syndrome and addiction revealing that she had no formal investigative training and was just going to be a dish washer on board the ship. Gailey and Kangas create a real bond between Marin and Elise as they get know each other on a deeper level until shit hit the fans in a final day-glo page. If you like procedurals/mysteries, but aren’t into cops, Know Your Station is definitely worth a reading. Overall: 8.3 Verdict: Buy

Static: Shadows of Dakota #1 (DC Comics/Milestone) – Vita Ayala and Nikolas Draper-Ivey are back with another high energy Static mini that features glorious action sequences, a look into how Virgil Hawkins helps his community out of costume, and introduces a truly unsettling villain. Draper-Ivey continues to be one of the most interesting artists in superhero comics with his manga influences shining through in emotional scenes like when Static talks to a Bang Baby who’s being chased by Feds and accidentally blows up a city street. And speaking of explosions, Nikolas Draper-Ivey brings a kind of freeze frame effect to the more epic moments of each fight or when Ebon is reaching into a Bang Baby hunter’s brain. Finally, I like that Ayala and Draper-Ivey intersperse quiet scenes between the high octane fights on city streets like when Virgil feeds an unhoused lady and tells off some cops who are rude to her, or when he reflects on the damage his battles do while watching his mom and sister do their EMT work. Overall: 8.8 Verdict: Buy

Miracleman: The Silver Age #4 (Marvel) – In keeping with the Miracleman tradition, Miracleman: The Silver Age #4 features a 16 page lead story plus a reprint of a Young Miracleman story from the Mick Anglo that ties into what’s going on in the lead story from Neil Gaiman, Mark Buckingham, Jordie Bellaire, and Todd Klein, whose letters do a fantastic job conveying the tone of the dialogue. Plus he gets to riff on family Bibles in the opening scene which shows worshipers at the Church of Miracleman. (It’s sparsely attended.) In keeping with the themes of the series, Gaiman and Buckingham go psychological instead of physical, especially in conversation between Tom Caxton (Formerly Mister Master) and Young Miracleman talking about how what he’s going to do with his life after being the top superhero after Miracleman. Buckingham’s double page spreads combined with small grid panels make the comic seem both epic and intimate. There are worlds between Young Miracleman’s journey to find himself in the Himalayas and the maneuverings on Olympus and especially the Kirby-esque Black Warpsmiths. Reprint pages aside, Miracleman: The Silver Age #4 is an inviting blend of a coming of age story featuring Young Miracleman and a bigger picture plot about a utopia starting to show its cracks. The Warpsmiths are right ; something is definitely off on Earth. Overall: 8.1 Verdict: Buy


Static: Shadows of Dakota #1 (DC Comics/Milestone) – A fantastic start to the second volume of the series that picks up right after the first ended. With new threats looming the issue acts as both a solid way to catch up on what has happened and also lead into what’s to come. The art is top notch with pages that’ll leave you lingering. This is a hell of a start to the series that shouldn’t be missed. Overall: 9.0 Verdict: Buy

Plush #3 (Image Comics) – The series continues its twisted ways as we learn more about the cannibal furries. That alone should really tell you everything you need to know. The art is great. The writer is wtf funny. It’s such an oddity and it’s fantastic. Overall: 8.5 Verdict: Buy

Zombicide: Day One #1 (Source Point Press) – While I know of the board game, I’ve never played it so I’m sure I’m missing some details in the comic. But, from what I know of it, it captures a lot of what people seem to enjoy about it, especially its characters that are full of personality. There’s something fun wit the debut that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Overall: 7.75 Verdict: Read

Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write. See you next week!

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

Anas Abdulhak and Dennis Menheere explore the Afterlife in a new one-shot Etheres

Source Point Press has announced Etheres (March 22nd, 2023), a brand new one-shot from up and coming Syrian writer Anas Abdulhak with artist Dennis Menheere and letterer DC Hopkins. Etheres tells the poetic tale of a woman’s journey through an unknown and perilous realm of the afterlife. It’s coming to comic shops on March 22, 2023.

Following her passing, Valerie finds herself navigating a mysterious world known as Etheres– a realm where souls go when they don’t belong anywhere else. Valerie is accompanied by The Creature, a foreboding and taunting figure who guides her through this unknown realm. Valerie’s journey unfolds through poetic narration as she experiences her surroundings, recalling her past life, her trauma, and why she believes she deserves to be there. 

Etheres features a cover by interior artist Dennis Menheere, with letters by Ringo Nominated DC Hopkins and is edited by the creator of the Color of Always anthology Michele Abounader.


Source Point Press announces Maggid Comics, a new Jewish imprint

Source Point Press has announced a new imprint called Maggid Comics, which highlights Jewish writers and stories from a Jewish perspective. The first title from Maggid is an archaeological adventure series with a mystery twist: Ben Mortara and the Thieves of the Golden Table. It’s hitting comic retailers’ shelves March 22nd, 2023.

The history of American comic books is filled with Jewish creators who built the foundation of American comics. From Harvey Kurtzman with Mad Magazine, to Martin Goodman and Timely Comics, or Harry Donenfeld at DC Comics, to Joe Simon and Jack Kirby creating Captain America. Jewish creators are a huge part of the comic book history, but Source Point Press felt there’s been a huge lack of Jewish characters, or representations of Jewish culture, traditions, faith, etc. That is how Maggid Comics was born. 

It feels like a disservice to the numerous Jewish creators working in comics today to not get to tell stories from a Jewish perspective, and a disservice to the history of the industry.

Written by screenwriter and filmmaker Arnon Z. Shorr, with art by Kat Baumann, Ben Mortara and the Thieves of the Golden Table is packed with action and mystery as Professor Ben Mortara embarks on yet another globe-trotting archaeological adventure! In the first issue, soliciting to stores currently via Diamond Comic Distributors and Lunar Distribution, Ben is presented with a career-defining opportunity to solve the mystery of the Map of Solomon – a magical map that reveals the location of a powerful treasure. Ben is accompanied by Salman, his mysterious benefactor’s trusty and resourceful assistant. Together, they explore ancient places and secret chambers in search of the map, staying one step ahead of the many forces that seek the treasure (and its power) for themselves.

Ben Mortara and the Thieves of the Golden Table

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Darkwing Duck #1

Wednesdays (and 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.

Action Comics #1051 (DC Comics) – The comic kicks off the new direction for the series focused on the entire Superman family and we’re excited what it brings and where it goes.

Archie vs. the World (Archie Comics) – A new spin on Archie is a bit Mad Max and a little Fist of the North Star. We’re all intrigued.

Bulls of Beacon Hill #1 (AfterShock) – A gay son wants to run for city council but must deal with his mobster father.

Darkwing Duck #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – The classic character is back and we’re beyond excited. Let’s get dangerous!

Gargoyles #2 (Dynamite Entertainment) – The first issue was amazing showing depth beyond a comic based on a cartoon for kids. We’re hoping the series keeps it going.

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #3 (BOOM! Studios) – One of many post apocalyptic tales but it’s focus on its two characters and the art delivering so much depth and detail to the world keeps the story focused and stands out.

Plush #3 (Image Comics) – The series has been utterly bizarre and beyond funny with its twisted cannibal furries. No idea where it’s going but if it can keep up the laughs, we’re good with it.

Sins of Sinister #1 (Marvel) – The event kicks off as we see Sinister’s plans play out and maybe get a bit out of hand.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin – Lost Years #1 (IDW Publishing) – The Last Ronin was entertaining and we’re interested in seeing where it goes with some new releases set in that storyline.

Zombicide: Day One #1 (Source Point Press) – The popular board game comes to comics and we want to see if it can stand out from all of the zombie comics and how it incorporates the game experience into the story.

Rockstar Tommy Henriksen and Source Point Press bring Crossbone Skully to Earth at Fan Expo San Francisco

Crossbone Skully has come to Earth and his first stop is Fan Expo San Francisco!

From Source Point Press and Tommy Henriksen, guitarist, bassist and songwriter with Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires, and Warlock, comes the Crossbone Skully: Thing #1 ashcan comic exclusively at Fan Expo San Francisco 2022, based on Henriksen’s upcoming concept album of the same title.

Created by Henriksen, Crossbone Skully is “One of the Universe’s own Prototypes. A High Powered Deity/Alien. Never Even Considered for Mass Production. Too Pure To Live, And Too Pure To Die.”

The galaxy-hopping, time traveling alien will make his first stop on Earth at Fan Expo San Francisco 2022, Nov. 25 – 27, where he’ll be signing the comic, giving away Henriksen’s personal guitar, showing an animated short film, and dropping his first single: The Evil World Machine.

The Crossbone Skully: Thing #1 ashcan is written by Source Point Press Editor-in-Chief Joshua Werner, with inks by Stan Yak, colors by Colin Johnson, and a Variant Cover by Werner limited to 300 copies and only available at Fan Expo San Francisco.

Henriksen, Werner, and Crossbone Skully himself will be landing in San Francisco to sign the book. Accompanying them in the Source Point Press booth are Writer Garrett Gunn and Beasto Blanco’s Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper, signing their comic Beasto Blanco: Spacewave Conquest. Check out every opportunity to have the Crossbone Skully ashcan signed in the Source Point Press/Crossbone Skully Fan Expo San Francisco Schedule below.

Fan Expo San Francisco attendees will also have a chance to win Tommy Henriksen’s stage-used guitar, autographed by Henriksen, Alice Cooper, Sheryl Goddard Cooper, and featuring a Crossbone Skully piece hand-painted by Werner. To be automatically entered for a chance to win fans simply need to attend the Crossbone Skully Brings Rock ‘n’ Roll to Earth panel, Saturday at 5 p.m on the Live Podcast Stage/Creator’s Stage.

Attendees of the panel will hear Henriksen talk about the Crossbone Skully comic book and concept album and be the first to see the animated film Crossbone Skully: Thing #1. This never-before-seen film features the voices of Hollywood Vampires members Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, a guest voice appearance by Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, and more.

Source Point Press/Crossbone Skully Fan Expo San Francisco Schedule

  • Friday 11/25 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Tommy Henriksen and Joshua Werner signing at the Source Point Press Booth
  • Saturday 11/26 Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Tommy Henriksen and Joshua Werner signing at the Source Point Press Booth
  • Saturday 11/26 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Tommy Henriksen and Crossbone Skully signing at the Source Point Press Booth
  • Saturday 11/26 4 p.m – 5 p.m.: Crossbone Skully Brings Rock ‘n’ Roll to Earth special event at the Live Podcast Stage/Creator’s Stage.
  • Sunday 11/27 Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Tommy Henriksen and Crossbone Skully signing at the Source Point Press Booth
  • Sunday 11/27 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Tommy Henriksen and Joshua Werner signing at the Source Point Press Booth

Source Point Press announces its Baltimore Comic Con ’22 Guests

The Baltimore Comic Con will be held at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center October 28-30, 2022. Tickets for admission and VIP experiences are online now. Source Point Press returns to Baltimore Comic Con in 2022, and will be hosting several creators for signings throughout the weekend.

Garrett Gunn and Dr. Christina Blanch, co-writers of the fan-favorite series Good Boy, will be attending every day of the convention and offering free signings periodically. Source Point Press will be featuring a Baltimore Comic-Con ‘22 Exclusive Variant Cover of Good Boy Vol 3. #1 by Kit Wallis. The BCC’ 22 Exclusive is an homage to Spider-Man #1 (1990), and is limited to 200 copies.

Writer Dirk Manning will also be in attendance every day, signing Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: Curse of the Green Book which has been Ringo nominated for Best Humor Comic. The official synopsis for Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: Curse of the Green Book is as follows:

David Doub, writer of Salty Seductions of the Salacious Sea, will be available for a signing window on Saturday, the 29th. 

SkibaVision signs multi-film deal with Source Point Press

SkibaVision, the production company responsible for feature films like Pursuit and The 2nd, has signed on to produce three films based on Source Point Press comics titles.

Cold Dead Hands, The Curse of Cleaver County, and No Rest for the Wicked: Dead Man’s Hand are currently on the slate to be developed for film, with SkibaVision Founder Brian Skiba directing each.

Skiba has most recently served as the director and writer on action/thrillers Pursuit starring John Cusack and The 2nd starring Ryan Phillippe, Casper van Dien, and Jack Griffo.

Dead Man’s Hand, based on No Rest for the Wicked: Dead Man’s Hand by Kevin, Matthew, and Jake Minor, is the first to be developed and is slated to begin filming in September, 2022.

In No Rest for the Wicked: Dead Man’s Hand, A mysterious cowboy named Reno shows up in the booming silver mining town of Crooked Creek. A card game goes about as badly as it can and Reno runs afoul of the local powers-that-be. Rescued from death in the desert by a local native tribe, for their own purposes, Reno is sent on a mission of vengeance as more than a man, but less than human.

Following Dead Man’s Hand, SkibaVision will produce adaptations of Cold Dead Hands, from the comic written by Source Point Press Chief Branding Officer Garrett Gunn, and the recently announced ongoing title The Curse of Cleaver County, created by Gunn and Josh Werner.

In Cold Dead Hands, drawn by Lee Milewski, Kit Kelso is ready to make a name for himself as a mercenary in an industry filled with his father’s accomplishments. He wants to surpass the fame of his predecessors and become the greatest mercenary that’s ever lived, the only problem is that he’s terrible at it. That is, until he crosses paths with the cursed hands of Athos Matis, and comes wrist-to-wrist with the most powerful weapon in the history of killing-for-profit.

Set in the one of the deadliest fictional locations in the world, The Curse of Cleaver County comic series follows some of the most grotesque, gruesome, and gore-fueled killers as they haunt, horrify, and harrow the residents of every town in Cleaver County. Each unique town will feature a new creative team and an original slasher villain, with the first arc featuring Harold Winslow, created by Gunn and Kit Wallis.

The Curse of Cleaver County comic series is debuting in stores in December 2022 with The Curse of Cleaver County: Double Feature one-shot before the first issue of the ongoing series begins in 2023. Before then, fans can get a taste of the horror series this October with an exclusive New York Comic Con 2022 preview ash can, featuring a cover by Sajad Shah.

It’s a Kold day in August from Source Point Press

Source Point Press is planning for a Kold day in August! Join the most miserable man in the world on his quest to reconcile his past and his own Kold heart, in comic shops August 24, 2022.

Written by Michael Patrick Rogers with art by Federica Mancin, Kold is a modern-day Ebenezer Scrooge-esque tale with frostbite.

A cruel old man named Homer goes ice fishing with his dog, desperate to resolve the guilt that burns deep down in his conscience. Homer went fishing for forgiveness, but all he caught was Hell.

Kold will be in shops on Aug. 24, 2022 and is available for pre-order now with an A Cover by Marco Fontanili and a B Cover by Marta Gasperoni.

Kold #1
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