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Review: Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1 Imperial Machine

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Darth Vader!

Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1 Imperial Machine collects issues #1-6 by Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Jim Cheung.

Get your copy in comic shops today and bookstores on December 5. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

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 are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Action Comics #992 (DC Comics) – With “The Oz Effect” over, we’re intrigued to see where this series goes as that story attacked the very hope Superman is built on.

The Apocalypse Girl #1 (Amigo Comics) – Metis is 16, has all these problems and more. Because, on top of that, the End of the World happened and she has to cope with bloodthirsty demons and a 4,000-years old, critical, undead mom! This just sounds awesome.

Betty and Veronica: Vixens #1 (Archie Comics) – We’ve read it, it’s awesome. Check out our early review.

The Demon: Hell is Earth #1 (DC Comics) – Out! Out! Our favorite Demon is back in a new limited series. The first issue is intriguing and should be fun for long time fans of the character.

Detective Comics #969 (DC Comics) – Kicking off “Fall of the Batmen.” That title alone has us taking notice.

Doomsday Clock #1 (DC Comics) – We’ve already posted multiple reviews, but this is THE comic of the week. After lots of build up the world of Watchmen and DC collide.

Doppleganger #1 (Alterna Comics) – Dennis’ grip on reality fully unravels when an evil version of himself begins to torment him. Alterna has been doing an awesome job with their newsprint line of comics and this is a brand new one to check out. Just $1.50 people!

Eleanor & the Egret #5 (AfterShock) – Amazing art and beyond adorable story. If you’re not reading this series, you’re missing out.

Gregory Suicide (Dark Horse) – A graphic novel taking on clones and a story that spirals in paranoia. A solid read with some really cool art.

Imaginary Fiends #1 (DC Comics/Vertigo) – Imaginary friends that also want you to kill. The procedural meets… well, we’re not quite sure. First issue is a great set up in what will be an interesting twist on the police genre.

Long Lost #1 (Scout Comics) – Stranger Things meets Ghost World in Long Lost, the haunting story of two estranged sisters who find themselves drawn back to their small southern hometown to unlock the disturbing mysteries that are hidden there, with all roads leading back to their enigmatic, secretive mother

Motor Girl #10 (Abstract Studios) – The final issue of the series. We’re sad already.

Rugrats #2 (BOOM! Studios/KaBOOM!) – We loved the cartoon. We loved the first issue. We’re getting our Rugrats fix, how about you? A comic that’s great for kids and their parents looking for nostalgia.

Sherlock Frankenstein & the Legion of Evil #2 (Dark Horse) – The world of Black Hammer continues to expand in this series. Jeff Lemire people!!!

Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #36 (Marvel) – 90s nostalgia, nuff said.

Star Wars #39 (Marvel) – If you’re not reading Marvel’s Star Wars comics you’re missing out on great action and a fantastic extension of the world. If you’re a fan of the movies and not reading these, you’re really missing out.

Transformers: Optimus Prime #13 (IDW Publishing) – Post “First Strike” Optimus heads into the Cybertronian wilderness to search for the first new life in four million years. These types of stories tend to really stand out.

Void Trip #1 (Image Comics) – The story of Ana and Gabe, the last two humans left alive in the galaxy. They’re low on fuel, they’re low on food, and they’re low on psychedelic space froot, but they’re still determined to make it to the promised land: hippy-paradise, super-planet Euphoria.

WWE #11 (BOOM! Studios) – If you’re a fan of wrestling, these comics are a must.

X-O Manowar #9 (Valiant Entertainment) – One of the best series out there today.

 

 

Preview: Star Wars #39

Star Wars #39

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) David Marquez
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 22, 2017
SRP: $3.99

THE ASHES OF JEDHA!
The Rebel Alliance turns its attention to the shattered planet of Jedha! Once the site of great significance to the Jedi, Jedha was left in ruins when the Death Star annihilated the Holy City there. Now, new series writer Kieron Gillen joins artist Salvador Larroca to bring Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest to the remains of the tragic victim of the Empire’s fury!

Review: Star Wars #38

The Rebel Alliance turns its attention to the shattered planet of Jedha! Once the site of great significance to the Jedi, Jedha was left in ruins when the Death Star annihilated the Holy City there. Now, new series writer Kieron Gillen joins artist Salvador Larroca to bring Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest to the remains of the tragic victim of the Empire’s fury!

Writer Kieron Gillen takes over Star Wars bringing us an issue that feels like the natural successor to Rogue One and some of the questions lingering from that film. Jedha was in ruins from the Imperial attack and Saw Gerrera dead. What remained of the world? What of the pocket of resistance? Those questions are answered here as Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie head to the world to make contact with what remains.

The action is fierce and pacing fast as we’re given little time to breathe in what feels like a fantastic and smart follow up to the recent film and in doing so adds to canon as opposed to trying to shoehorn something in. That’s something that the rebooted Star Wars comics have excelled in and Gillen seems to be continuing that quality writing and work.

While I clearly enjoyed the issue I have to wonder how someone new might react as the impact of the issue does rely on continuity and what’s come before. The destruction of the world, who is met, and the final panel all have an impact mainly due to a film. While new readers may enjoy it, the story is one that feels like the most enjoyment will be garnered by the die hard fans and those casually picking it up might feel as if they are missing key pieces of the puzzle.

The art by Larroca is solid as I’d expect from any Star Wars comic Marvel produces. Their releases have had a consistent style about them that is fantastic to look at. You know what you’re going to get and this is no exception. While a few panels it’s a little unclear what’s going on, that is slightly intended due to the situation the characters are in.

The comic kick starts a new creative team and dives into Star Wars lore in a way that has me excited to see what comes next. It stands to answer some questions and also layer on more history in a world that’s rich with excitement.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Salvador Larroca Cover Art: David Marquez
Story: 8.05 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.10 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

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 are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Alex

Top Pick: Moon Knight #188 (Marvel) – I’m always up to read a new Moon Knight series, and while I did drop off of Lemire’s run, I’m more than excited to see a new take on the character. Plus, I’m a sucker for the Legacy numbering.

Pestilence #5 (AfterShock) – Zombies in the middle ages. I honestly have no other reason for wanting to read this.

Harbinger Renegade #0 (Valiant) – As the build up to Valiant’s next big event continues, I’m super curious to see what’s on offer here.

 

Joe

Top Pick: Moon Knight #188 (Marvel) – I loved the last run, and am excited to see where Max Bemis takes this. So far he has proven to be a fun writer (see Worst X-Men Ever), and I always love how batshit crazy Moon Knight is.

Batman Lost #1 (DC Comics) – More Metal! This series has been turned up to 11, and now we get more craziness from Snyder and an awesome team of all stars.

Mister Miracle #4 (DC Comics) – Tom King is great at giving what you never expect, and this series has been no different. So far this is a brutal, raw, and original look at the New Gods and their supporting cast. I have loved every issue so far.

Detective Comics #968 (DC Comics) – I am a Tim fan, and Red Robin is back, but so is future-Batman-Tim who is a bit more ruthless and scary. This series is a ton of fun.

The Despicable Deadpool #289 (Marvel) – We get more classic Deadpool vs Cable before the movie sequel will add even more of it. This is stupid fun.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Star Wars #38 (Marvel) – Kieron Gillen takes on Star Wars, that alone has me excited for this.

Catalyst Prime: Accell Vol. 2 #1 (Lion Forge) – The Catalyst Prime universe has been a breath of fresh air and their resident speedster is a perfect example of the energy that makes the line of comics so entertaining and fun.

Force #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) – Football + comic = a must for me.

Eugenic #2 (BOOM! Studios) – The first issue was a shocker and the second takes us 200 years further into the future. A series that feels like it’s breaking so many rules.

Kong on Planet of the Apes #1 (BOOM! Studios) – I had never thought of this crossover and while it seems silly, holy crap do I want this.

 

Preview: Star Wars #38

Star Wars #38

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) David Marquez
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

THE ASHES OF JEDHA!
KIERON GILLEN’S FIRST ISSUE ON STAR WARS!
The Rebel Alliance turns its attention to the shattered planet of Jedha! Once the site of great significance to the Jedi, Jedha was left in ruins when the Death Star annihilated the Holy City there. Now, new series writer Kieron Gillen joins artist Salvador Larroca to bring Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest to the remains of the tragic victim of the Empire’s fury!

Exclusive Preview: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma #4

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma #4

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Paul Renaud
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 18, 2017
SRP: $3.99

• Phasma and Pilot are in disguise!
• After tracking down a First Order officer to a mysterious planet, Captain Phasma finds herself leading a new army against a new threat.
• Find out how the biggest and baddest officer of the Galactic First Order makes her way across the galaxy before she reunites with her team in THE LAST JEDI.

Review: Star Wars: Screaming Citadel

It’s Wednesday which means comics are hitting comic stores all across the world. This week from Marvel is a trade dedicated to Star Wars!

Star Wars: Screaming Citadel collects Star Wars: Screaming Citadel #1, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #7-8, and Star Wars #31-32 by Kieron Gillen, Jason Aaron, Andrea Broccardo, Salvador Larroca, Marco Checchetto, Antonio Fabela, Edgar Delgado, and Andres Mossa.

Get your copy at comic at comic shops now and bookstores on October 24. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Star Wars: Screaming Citadel
Amazon

 

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