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HotDamn01-CoverThe weekend is almost here! What geeky things will folks be doing? Any games being played? Comics read? Movies seen? Sound off in the comments!

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Into It 64: The Warriors with Elana Levin – Listen to our Elana on the Into It podcast.

ICv2 – Deadpool 2 Formally Confirmed – Is anyone surprised?

The Beat – To do: Roz Chast’s chuckle-filled exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York – This sounds cool!

ICv2 – Iello Unveils New Preorder Policy – Seems like a good policy.

Marvel – Pizza Hut Gives Marvel Fans Power To Choose A Side With New Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Promotion – Who are you siding with?


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CBR – Hot Damn #1

CBR – House on Penance #1

Talking Comics – Miss Fury #1

CBR – Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1

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Moon_Knight_1_CoverIt was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike?

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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The Beat – The truth about that “$10,000 VIP room” at a comic con is actually pretty shocking – Yes, $10k makes it grand larceny. It’s common to inflate numbers and go for a bigger conviction.

CBR – “Luke Cage” Will Be “The Wire” of Marvel Television, Says EP Cheo Hodari Coker – Interesting.


Around the Tubes Reviews

MoviePilot – Batman Vol. 8

Comic Vine – Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5

The Outhousers – Grizzly Shark

Newsarama – Harley Quinn and the Gang of Harleys #1

The Outhousers – House of Penance #1

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #1

Comics Alliance – Moon Knight #1

Newsarama – Star Wars Special – C-3PO

Kotaku – Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 1

Review: Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1

Star_Wars_Special_C-3PO_coverHow did C-3PO get his red arm?! If you watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens I’m sure that’s a question you had on your mind after seeing C-3PO (and then he gets his classic arm back at the end, another story). In Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1, we get the story behind the red arm and the answer is just… ok.

The comic is not bad at all, it’s just not very fulfilling in many ways. The story is a one-shot, so get this and you’re done, and it definitely answers the question on how C-3PO got the arm. It’s just the comic doesn’t have much heft to it, and compared to the rest of Marvel’s Star Wars comic output, it is far short in quality. Writer James Robinson does have some interesting nuggets here when it comes to the various droids involved in the story, there’s some fun moments and it adds a little bit to droids in the Star Wars Universe.

The art by Tony Harris is generally lacking with a style that doesn’t quite work. As an indie story it’d work, even a non-cannon fun short it’d work, but for this story something doesn’t click for me. Not sure exactly why that is, but there’s something just missing when it comes to the art. Possibly the action, the dread, the style doesn’t quite fit the tone.

The comic would have worked much better as a series of shorts in the back of some other issues, but on its own, it doesn’t quite work. There’s unfortunately not much there to really justify the comic or make it exciting. Marvel has been full of hits when it comes to their various Star Wars comics, but this one is definitely a miss.

Story: James Robinson Art: Tony Harris
Story: 6.7 Art: 6.8 Overall: 6.75 Recommendation: Pass

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Moon_Knight_1_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: No Mercy #9 (Image Comics)This is the most powerful issue of a comic you will read this month. It actually can stand alone if you haven’t read the series, because it’s that good and complete.

This month’s issue features the only trans male character in a mainstream comic. The ONLY one. I’m not surprised that a series which has dedicated itself to portraying an honest, diverse and realistic range of teens is the book that finally has a character like this. The story offers insight into a great injustice happening to all sorts of young people who society labels as “deviant”.

No Mercy is an unflinching series with high stakes, zero predictability and an extremely high level of moral responsibility. It lives up to it and we are stronger for reading it.

Goldie Vance #1 (BOOM! Box/BOOM! Studios)A Girl Detective! A fun resort setting! Charming and accessible art! Could this be the diverse and actually creative Nancy Drew we never had before? Probably.



Top Pick: Moon Knight #1 (Marvel) – I am one of the few (read only) Moon Knight fans at my comic shop, and I knew I’d be picking this comic up anyway, but with Jeff Lemire and Jordie Bellaire involved Marvel may as well just take my money. I’ve been chomping at the bit for this comic ever since I saw who the creative team involved was.

A&A: The Adventures Of Archer And Armstrong #2 (Valiant) – Last issue took me entirely by surprise, and I absolutely loved it. I’m incredibly pumped for the second issue this week.

Voracious #3 (Action Lab Entertainment) – I can’t get enough of this series. I honestly can’t. It’s an amazingly fun comic about the owner of a diner who is also a time travelling dinosaur hunter (where else do you think he  that you have to read.

Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #6 (Valiant) – After the brilliance of last issue, this issue has a lot to live up too (spoiler: it does). I can’t wait to get my hands on the print copy.



Top Pick: The Last Contract #4 (BOOM! Studios) – This is the last issue. The Geriatric Hitman with No Name closes the gap on his violent past.  Bittersweet moment, I was hoping it would continue as a series, or at least for 12 issues. Maybe we’ll get lucky and Clint Eastwood picks this up for film.

Black Road #1 (Image Comics) – I’ve been on a Viking kick these past few weeks with the History Channel’s show, and I have Wood’s collected Northlander series in TPB, so the more Vikings the better.

Carver Paris Story #3 (Z2 Comics) – Old school pulp noir in a Paris setting. It’s a brutally simple and effective book.

Delete #2 (Devil’s Due) – This is cool sci-fi action story with Armenian gangsters. Philip K. Dick meets Lone Wolf and Cub when a simple muscular Handyman teams up with an orphaned girl against killers.

Starve #8 (Image Comics) – Another Brian Wood book.  It’s underrated, but I think word is getting out on this series.  Food and comics, why didn’t I think of this first. It really is good reading.



Top Pick: Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #4 (DC Comics) –  A great allegory about the Syrian refugee crisis and ISIS. A great example of how comics can be so much more than spandex and powers, even when they feature spandex and powers.

Monstress #5 (Image Comics) – As always a fantastic series that blends fantasy and politics. This is world building at its best, and I can’t wait to see where it all goes. Add on top of that beautiful art and you’ve got one of the best comics on the market.

Moon Knight #1 (Marvel) – Fascinated to see what they do with this series.

Nameless City Vol. 1 (First Second) – An adorable graphic novel, the first in a series. It’s a great read geared towards younger kids I think, but also very enjoyable for adults too. The series is about a city controlled by an army and the a new soldier becoming friends with one of the town people.

Star Wars Special: C-3PO (Marvel) – I want to know how he got that red arm!!!!

How Did C-3PO Get His Red Arm?! Your First Look at Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1!

How did C-3PO get his red arm?! Find out this March as the burning question is answered in Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1! Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside this highly anticipated special. Reuniting acclaimed & award-winning creators James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force AwakensStar Wars Special: C-3PO #1 is the only place to learn the shocking truth behind how C-3PO lost his original arm – and the exciting origin of how he gained a new one. Get the full story and discover the origins of his new appendage!

Art & Cover by TONY HARRIS
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (OCT150934)
Red Arm Spotlight Variant by TONY HARRIS (JAN168297)
Variant Covers by REILLY BROWN (OCT150935) and TODD NAUCK (OCT150936)
Movie Photo Variant (OCT150938) and Blank Variant Also Available (OCT150937)
FOC – 03/07/16, On-Sale – 03/30/16


How Did C-3PO Get His Red Arm?! Find Out in Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1!

Marvel has announced Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1, a new one-shot that comes out this December. The comic is part of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens that bridges the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The comic reunites writer James Robinson and artist Tony Harris for the first time in two decades.

Plus, the burning question will be answered here: How did C-3P0 get that red arm?!

STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 is the only place to learn the shocking truth behind how C-3PO lost his original arm – and the exciting origins of how he gained a new one!

You may be fluent in over six million forms of communication…but this book is a must have in any language! Don’t miss the exciting origin of C-3PO’s crimson appendage this December!

Art & Cover by TONY HARRIS
On Sale This December!