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Review: Achilles Inc. #3

Achilles Inc. #3 continues the under the radar series adding in a bit of an Oceans 11 vibe to its socio-political superhero series.

Story: Andy Schmidt
Art: Daniel Maine
Color: Francesca Zambon
Letterer: Marco Della Verde

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Banjax #1

Wednesdays 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 Wednesday.

Achilles Inc. #3 (Source Point Press) – The concept of superheroes taking jobs from every day people is intriguing. The layered approach to it is what’s really impressive about this series. Enjoy it for what it is or dive deeper into the political/socio commentary, it’s enjoyable either way.

Banjax #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – A superhero has learned he’s dying and goes all out due to it. Yeah, we’re in.

Batman and the Outsiders #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue had some fantastic art and good team dynamic. We want to see where it all goes from there.

The Batman Who Laughs #6 (DC Comics) – We’ve gotten this far. We want to see how the team wraps this one up and brings it all together.

Event Leviathan #1 (DC Comics) – DC’s mini-event kicks off here and already is shaking up the DC Universe. We’re excited to see how this one goes and what it’ll lead to.

Five Years #2 (Abstract Studios) – Terry Moore brings so much of what he’s done together. This is one for the fans of his work and it’s absolutely worth it.

Grumble #7 (Albatross Funnybooks) – What comics should be, pure fun. Grab this entire series.

Jughead Time Police #1 (Archie Comics) – The concept sounds insane. Everything you need to know is in the title. We’re in.

The Ride: Burning Desire #1 (Image Comics) – The series just sounds like solid noir-ish entertainment with a former detective out of prison working as a bouncer with enemies looking to settle a score.

Spencer and Locke 2 #3

Silver Surfer: Black #1 (Marvel) – We’ve read it. It’s fantastic, especially for those who have been reading Donny Cates’ work. Tradd Moore’s art is fantastic too, especially with Dave Stewart’s colors.

Sonata #1 (Image Comics/Shadowline) – Two cultures clash on a planet they each believe is their Promised Land. Nope, no idea what this is alluding to.

Spencer and Locke 2 #3 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – Over the top noir/crime action that lampoons/loves the comics of our childhood.

Trust Fall #1 (AfterShock) – The series mixes superpowers and crime in what sounds like a really intriguing concept. There’s a hook here that’s really unique and stands out. We’re not spoiling it.

Voracious: Appetite for Destruction #2 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – One of the best kept secrets in comics. Start from the beginning (the first volume) or at least the first issue of this series to see what you’re missing. To tell you why would spoil the fun.

Source Point Press’ Releases in August 2019

Dead End Kids #2

Order Code: JUN191916

Things get worse as the kids come face-to-face with Ben’s killer! And, as Murphy continues to take more drastic measures to avenge his friend, Tank and Amanda are faced with the question of how far are they willing to follow their friend down that dark path. Friendships are tested and broken, and that’s not the worst of it as this breakout series from Frank Gogol, Nenad Civiticanin, and Sean Rinehart barrels toward its final chapter!

In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Dead End Kids #2

SAMURAI GRANDPA #3

Order Code: JUN191922

After an encounter with the chimera of the sea, Ojichan finds himself, along with the unexpected companion Astrid, at the gates of the Kingdom of Death. What secrets lie beyond those gates? Can he find the answer to who killed his son and kidnapped his granddaughter? Find out in this next exciting and action packed chapter!

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

SAMURAI GRANDPA #3

TWIZTID: HAUNTED HIGH-ONS DARKNESS RISES #5

Order Code: JUN191925

Ready or not, the final battle with “The Darkness” is at hand as Twiztid, Blaze, A.X.E., and Felicia stage one last desperate attempt to prevent Dr. Fallenlegna’s plan from becoming reality. Not everyone who enters this battle will make it out, though (seriously!) as this horror-comedy erupts in an explosive, emotional, and action-packed over-sized finale!

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

TWIZTID: HAUNTED HIGH-ONS DARKNESS RISES #5

HOPE #3

Order Code: JUN191918

Her home and family destroyed, Hope finds small comfort in the support of her friends from both the Ultra and law enforcement communities. But will a wicked offer from the mysterious Norra Onna provide her a better option to reclaim her life?

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

HOPE #3

FLOPPY COP #5

Order Code: JUN191917

The final chapter of the first story arc finds Floppy Cop fighting his jolliest foe yet – Santa Claus! But our real villain Crossword is about to make his getaway unless Floppy and Carmen can catch him before he ruins Christmas!

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

FLOPPY COP #5

BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY #2

Order Code: JUN191915

This second issue in the 6-issue mini-series continues as Harry Houdini brings Hunter to a secret group of some of the greatest minds of the century, where they are studying the supernatural entity known as “The Shifter”. But elsewhere, something is murdering people in the streets! Can the Boston Metaphysical Society stop the slaughter?

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY #2

NORAH Vol. 1 (Trade Paperback)

Order Code: MAY191908

Norah Volume 1 collects the first 4-issue mini-series from writer Kasey Pierce and artist Sean Seal. Norah and her husband, Dr. James Seizhelm, have developed a drug for an intergalactic branch of the military. It mimicks a synthetic genome, altering the DNA of the subject injected with the serum. Now she makes her living as a “coma fisher”, entering the minds of the comatose to either pull them out or send them to their death.

In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $14.99

NORAH Vol. 1 (Trade Paperback)

The Rot Vol. 1 (Trade Paperback)

Order Code: JUN191921

Collecting the The Rot mini-series, plus exclusive bonus content! Dwight Cochran, former assassin, developed cancer in prison. After undergoing a secret procedure funded by the government that destroyed half of the prison, Dwight was reborn as The Rot. With the ability to use his cancer as a weapon, he vowed to punish the wicked and protect the innocent. Heaven can’t stop him. Hell is terrified of him. Man wants to use him.

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $14.99

The Rot Vol. 1 (Trade Paperback)

THE LOVE SHE OFFERED #2

Order Code: JUN191919

Despite the threats and blows, Sean keeps claiming he had nothing to do with the death of his daughter. So Brian asks his friend Ross to make a call. Which results in the arrival of a ruthless mob enforcer. Meanwhile, tensions flare between Ross and Earl. Worse, Brian’s wife Vivian is not going to stay home and wait for him. She desperately needs to know what her husband is up to and begins looking for him. A decision that may lead to even more blood.

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE LOVE SHE OFFERED #2

SHAM #4

Order Code: JUN191923

Resident irreverent comic guru, Tim Fuller, returns with Sham Comics #4! This month, Sham turns its caustic eye on the world of medicine in this hilarious send up Golden Age cheese. Paging Doctor Studly Sham! Paging Doctor Studly Sham! Paging… ahhh, forget it.

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $4.00

SHAM #4

Sioux Falls: Part 3

Order Code: JUN191924

Kota’s past has come back to haunt him in the final installment of the first volume of Sioux Falls. Trapped in the spirit world, Kota is faced with the seemingly impossible task of obtaining the feather of the mystical thunderbird in order to walk between worlds and return home. However, the further Kota ventures into the spirit world, the more he learns that his past is every bit as dangerous as the creatures found within.

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $7.99

Sioux Falls: Part 3

Review: Achilles Inc. #2

What happens in a world where a percentage gains superpower and decide to use it to not be heroes but make a buck? What happens to the average worker? Achilles explores this interesting concept with a unique intriguing and engaging story.

Story: Andy Schmidt
Art: Daniel Maine
Color: Francesca Zambon
Letterer: Marco Della Verde

Get your copy in comic shops now! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Source Point Press store

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Spencer & Locke 2 #2

Wednesdays 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 Wednesday.

Ascender #2 (Image Comics) – Did you read the first issue? If you did, you know why this is on our list. The follow up to Descender does for magic and fantasy what that series did for sci-fi.

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo team again for Batman’s final story.

Doomsday Clock #10 (DC Comics) – We’ve already read the issue and this is what we’ve been waiting for. A ho-hum event finally gets good and there’s honestly some fantastic stuff explored here.

Heroes in Crisis #9 (DC Comics) – We’ve already read this one too and while it doesn’t quite stick the landing it is a decent ending to this rocky event.

Killer Groove #1

Killer Groove #1 (Aftershock) – It’s rock ‘n’ roll crime set in the 70s and the mix of music and crime alone has us excited to check this out.

Sham #1 (Source Point Press) – It’s public domain comics rewritten for our entertainment.

She Said Destroy #1 (Vault Comics) – Goddesses and their worshippers battle!

Spencer & Locke 2 #2 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – This series has been rocking it in its second volume which ups the action and has one hell of a villain.

Star Trek: Year Five #2 (IDW Publishing) – Are you a Star Trek fan? We are, and we’re finally getting our fifth year of the mission!!!

Stranger Things: Six #1 (Dark Horse) – The popular series comes to comics and we’re intrigued to see how comics expands the world and characters.

Superman: Leviathan Rising Special #1 (DC Comics) – This seems like it’s going to be a pretty big deal as far as a storyline.

This Was Our Pact (First Second) – Stand by Me meets My Neighbor Totoro in this astonishing, magical-realist adventure story for middle-grade readers. Yeah, we’re sold on that description.

Voracious: Appetite For Destruction #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – If you haven’t read the previous two volumes, you’re missing out. This series has some solid twists and turns about a chef whose secret incredients are dinosaurs. We’re not ruining it.

Wailing Blade #1 (Comixtribe) – We backed this series on Kickstarter as it reminded us a bit of Battlechasers in the exaggerated fantasy style. It’s some fun action in an oversized first issue.

X-Men: Grand Design – X-Tinction #1 (Marvel) – Ed Piskor continues his amazing take on the X-Men’s history.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Achilles Inc. #1

Wednesdays 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 Wednesday.

Achilles Inc. #1 (Source Point Press) – Some of the world has gained superpowers and formed a union and upended blue collar jobs and society as a whole. A really interesting concept.

Ascender #1 (Image Comics) – If you read Descender by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen you’ll know why we’re excited for this sequel set ten years after where magic has taken the place of machinery!

Criminal #4 (Image Comics) – We’re big fans of noir but even beyond that, this is one of the best monthly series out there. This standalone is a perfect issue to check out.

Dick Tracy Forever #1 (IDW Publishing) – There’s been some weirdness about getting a Dick Tracy comic to the shelf, but we want to check out this latest take by Michael Avon Oeming.

Grace: Based on Jeff Buckley’s Story (First Second) – A graphic novel biography of the musician that includes archival material provided by his mother.

Heroes in Crisis #8 (DC Comics) – Yes the series is all over the place in quality but we’ve come this far and you better believe we’re hyped for the second to last issue.

Princeless Book 8 Princesses #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) – This series never dissapoints with its spin on the “princess” trope. A new volume is a new opportunity to check it out!

Punk Mambo #1 (Valiant) – Cullen Bunn taking on this characters is more than enough to get us excited to check it out.

The Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities (Oni Press) – For those that don’t know, this is a fantastic guide to help you through to understand it all.

Star Trek: Year Five #1 (IDW Publishing) – A new ongoing series focusing on the fifth year of their mission. This one has been hyped up a lot as far as big things for Star Trek and comics.

Vita Ayala and Eric Palicki join Circle Pit Press plus Gwar and The Dark

Circle Pit Press welcomes new creators Vita Ayala and Eric Palicki to the punk rock comics collective formed in August of this year.

Vita Ayala is a writer from New York, NY, and is one of the minds behind The Wilds, from Black Mask Studios, Submerged, from Vault Comics and works on books from DC Comics, Image, Valiant, and more. Eric Palicki hails from Seattle, WA, and is known for No Angel, from Black Mask Studios, This Nightmare Kills Fascists and All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World, both from A Wave Blue World, and his new OGN titled Atlantis Wasn’t Built For Tourists.

New titles from Circle Pit Press creators have dropped, as well, including Kelly Williams‘ horror anthology series The Dark, which will see physical publishing through Source Point Press, with a free digital version through circlepitpress.com.

Also announcing: the next chapter in the GWAR comics world titled GWAR: The Enormogantic Fail, written by Circle Pit Press creator Matt Miner and GWAR’s Matt Maguire, and featuring art from CPP creators Kelly Williams and Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, among others. The GWAR book is currently in a pre-order drive at GWARCOMIC.COM to help fund production.

Circle Pit Press was formed in August of 2018 for the purpose of mutual elevation of CPP creators’ projects, regardless of publisher.  While Circle Pit Press is not a traditional publisher, creators involved can choose to publish under the CPP banner and original Circle Pit Press comics are in production now.

Circle Pit Press believes in positive and progressive values, and vehemently rejects racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and xenophobia in all forms.

Review: The Seance Room #1 and #2

The Seance Room is a place beyond time and space that exists inside of a castle owned by an eccentric ghost monger. Six ghosts have been trapped there, each with their own expertise of the expired. Do you dare tempt fate and enter the Seance Room?

A mix of Tales From the Crypt and Twilight Zone, The Seance Room is by Ben Goldsmith, Keyla K. Valerio, Justin Birch, Travis McIntire, Joshua Werner and published by Source Point Press.

You can get yours now:
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Seance Room Concept Album Kickstarter

NYCC 2018: Buy Comics Experience Titles and Donate to RAINN

Comics Experience has announced that they are donating 30% of their sales through Source Point Press from New York Comic Con to RAINN to help assist women who are victims of sexual assault and help educate communities on how to prevent sexual assaults in their areas.

Head to Source Point Press’ booth #2243 to check out their line of comics. There’s four new titles debuting at the show in addition to four that debuted earlier this year.

The decision was inspired by Chris Sotomayor who will be donating half of his convention sales to RAINN as well. You can find Chris in artist alley at K3.

Kickstarter Spotlight: All Ages Adventure Comic Bayani Launches on Kickstarter

Bayani and the Old Ghostsby Joshua Werner
Art Director at Source Point Press
Lover of Good Comics

I’ve worked with writer Travis McIntire on several different titles now over at Source Point Press, so knowing that he’s a creator full of passion and ingenuity it’s no surprise that I was more than a little intrigued when he told me about his script for the first issue of Bayani and the Nine Daughters of the Moon. The story is based on actual Filipino folklore and explores themes seen in stories such as Alice in Wonderland, but in the style of something more akin to Indiana Jones. And luckily, as a friend and fellow creator, I was able to continue to see the process, from pencils all the way through to the lettering.

Bayani and the Nine Daughters of the Moon is a kid-friendly story that has enough monsters, mythology, and adventure packed into it that adults will have no problem enjoying it also. Because of the combination of this appeal and the impressive creative team, Caliber Comics immediately agreed to publish it. But the reality of creator-owned comics is that often times they still need a boost to get them off the ground. And sometimes a finished product has to be delivered to the publisher. And that’s where Kickstarter comes in. Kickstarter can help to create those initial funds to put the comics into print, and also to introduce Bayani to the world. So Bayani creator Travis McIntire has started a Kickstarter for Bayani on July 16th. What impresses me the most about this is that Travis has decided to make the goal only $5,000. This is half of what he needs to cover the printing cost for the first 3 issues. That means he already plans to cover the other $5,000 out of his own pocket for the printing on this title, something that’s quite refreshing to see in the world of crowd funding.

Bayani #1 page 22Bayani and the Old Ghosts is the title of issue #1, which has already been completed. I was able to see each stage of the art process, and it looks fantastic! Grant Perkins (Penguins of Madagascar, 2000AD) is doing the penciling, inking, and coloring. Taylor Esposito, a long time letterer for DC Comics, is handling the lettering, while Rich Bloom (C.O.W.L.) designed the logos for each issue. Together the team brought Travis’ story to life, which is packed with cool visuals. The story kicks off with 11-year-old boy Bayani finding himself responsible for feeding his family as he tries to care for his sick father. The sun has been shining down on the islands for a full month without a single nightfall, causing a horrible drought that even drives the fish away from the surrounding area. Before he knows it, the rain god Pati’ has sent Bayani on a quest to rescue the daughters of Lady Moon, who have been kidnapped by horrible monsters from Filipino lore. With his friend Tala along for the journey, they must battle these monsters in hopes of ending the curse on the islands.

If you enjoy old-school adventure stories packed with mythological beasts, I can’t recommend this enough. Travis McIntire and Grant Perkins have really created something special here. The Kickstarter has some amazing rewards, with several wellrespected comic book industry pros jumping in to help make the rewards that much more exciting. I hope you’ll take a moment to check out their campaign and help to spread the word. While Bayani’s adventure may be a bit more perilous, I’m excited to give to this Kickstarter and have an adventure of my own: engaging in the production process of creator-owned comics!

 

 

 

 

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