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Preview: Alisk Collection Vol. 1

ALISIK COLLECTION VOL 1

Writer: Hubertus Rufledt
Artist: Helge Volt
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Statix Press
Softcover, 112pp, $16.99, £14.99
On sale: July 17, 2018
ISBN: 9781785861321

One night, Alisik wakes up in a cemetery. Frightened, she tries to flee only to discover that nobody can see her, touch her, or help her. This is because Alisik is dead. Worse, she is trapped between worlds, between hell and paradise, awaiting the judgment of Mr. Mortis, which is slow to come.  Meanwhile, the cemetery faces destruction and Alisik and her new friends in the afterlife are bound to protect it. Luckily, Alisik has the help of Ruben, a young blind man, and the only person able to hear her. With Ruben as a light to guide her, Alisik has a chance to save the cemetery and find her way through the dark night.

Preview: Atlas and Axis Vol. 1

ATLAS AND AXIS VOL 1

Creator: Pau
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Statix Press
Softcover, 160pp, $19.99, £17.99
On sale: July 17, 2018
ISBN: 9781782763505

When they return home to find that their village has been destroyed by Viking raiders, Atlas and Axis set off in search of the Viking homeland and their missing friends. A perilous journey across land and sea ensues as the two dogs valiantly battle elements and enemies in the name of love and friendship.

Preview: Dead Life #1

DEAD LIFE #1

Writer: Jean-Charles Gaudin
Artists: Joan Urgell
Cover A: Mike Norton
Cover B: Joan Urgell
FC, 56pp, $5.99, On Sale July 18, 2018

It’s The Walking Dead meets Supernatural!

Cover By Mike Norton (Revival, Battlepug)

The worldwide zombie epidemic has arrived. When Steven unknowingly drinks from a cursed chalice he finds in his grandparents’ attic, he has no Idea that his actions will have dire consequences…turning the world into an undead nightmare!

Preview: Konungar: War of Crowns #2

KONUNGAR: WAR OF CROWNS #2

Writer: Sylvain Runberg
Artist: Juzhen
Cover A: Juzhen
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Statix Press
FC, 56pp, $5.99, On sale: July 11, 2018

Gorgeously rendered epic fantasy from the writer of Titan’s Millennium series – Sylvain Runberg!

Two sons at war in a battle for the throne that has torn their country apart. Taking advantage of this conflict, the Centaurs, mortal enemies of the Vikings, have declaredwar. To combat this ancient foe, the two brothers must put aside their differences for the good of their people. 

Preview: Dead Life #1

DEAD LIFE #1 (OF 3)

Writer Jean-Charles Gaudin
Artist Joan Urgell
Cover A: Mike Norton
Cover B: Joan Urgell
FC, 56pp, $5.99, On Sale: July 18, 2018

It’s The Walking Dead Meets Supernatural!

Cover By Mike Norton (Revival, Battlepug)

The Worldwide Zombie Epidemic Has Arrived. When Steven Unknowingly Drinks From A Cursed Chalice He Finds In His Grandparents’ Attic, He Has No Idea That His Actions Will Have Dire Consequences… Turning The World Into An Undead Nightmare!

Preview: 2021: Lost Children #2

2021: LOST CHILDREN #2

Writer Stéphane Betbeder
Artist Stéphane Bervas
Cover A: Stéphane Bervas
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Statix Press
Fc, 56pp, $5.99, On Sale: June 27, 2018

Escape from New York meets the X-Men!

It’s 2021, Detroit has seceded from the United States and it’s citizens are under the control of a madman with extraordinary abilities. The only hope of retaking the city lies with four superpowered children but their powers come with a price – using them means aging prematurely.

Can they save the city before their powers use up their lives?

Indie Comics Review Roundup #5: Imagine That!

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s Indie Comics Roundup where we take a look at a handful of indie comics and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers. Where possible we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in, assuming we’ve read any part of the story thus far.

Each comic will receive a both a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly as well as a score out of ten. The former is based upon how easy it was for new readers to pick the issues up; expect miniseries or first issues to be rated as friendly by default. For second or third issues, more consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. The score out of ten is Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale, which is there to help you pick between issues if you only want to check out one or two.

We’d rather feature comics from smaller publishers, but from time to time you may notice an Image, Dark Horse or Dynamite book here. Ultimately it depends on what catches our eye, but we’ll always aim to spotlight lesser known comics.

All comics were provided for review purposes unless otherwise noted.


There’s a few first issues this week, so assume that those comics are all Friendly unless otherwise noted.

It Came Out On A Wednesday #1  (Alterna)  For $2 you get an incredible amount of value in this double sized anthology. This anthology is a lot of fun and well worth looking up. I’d happily pay twice the price for it. Rathing: 8.4

Konunda #1 (Statix Press) Step into the world of fantasy and forget what you thin great comic book art is. A beautifully illustrate book with a story that isn’t too punishing to follow as you’re swept along for near 50-odd pages. If you like your fantasy comics with some mythical beasties, grab this, sit down and enjoy Rating 8

The Last  Siege #1 (Image) Fantasy style comics, or at least those with a sword involved, seem to be the theme of the week – albeit quite unintentionally. Still, Image’s penchant for producing high quality fantasy comics continues, and the scene is set for a true David and Goliath battle in the coming issues while exploring the roles of women in the middle ages. I’m looking forward to the rest of this. Rating: 8.3

Magic Order #1 (Image) A secret society of magicians exists to protect us, but somebody is killing them off one by one. A beyon standard set up, but the comic is writtten with Millar’s usual flare  (though is considerably less gruesome than some of his other work. Far from a bad issue, it’s just not the strogest, either. Rating: 7.8

 

 

 

 

Preview: Season of the Snake #3

SEASON OF THE SNAKE #3

Writer: Serge Lehman
Artist: Jean-Marie Michaud
Cover A: Jean-Marie Michaud
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Statix Press
FC, 72pp, $6.99, On sale: June 13, 2018

FINAL ISSUE!

Written by award-winning science fiction writer Serge Lehman, creator of the Chimera Brigade.

Rich and intricate world, perfect for both science fiction and fantasy fans!

In the intersection, order is key. Having connected solar systems to one another through a series of space tunnels, humans have managed to conquer the universe. But long before humans dominated, there were native species, and after thousands of years something is waking up…

Preview: Konungar: War of Crowns #1 (of 3)

KONUNGAR: WAR OF CROWNS #1 (of 3)

Writer: Sylvain Runberg
Artist: Juzhen
Cover A: Alex Ronald
Cover B: Juzhen
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Statix Press
FC, 56pp, $5.99, On sale: June 13, 2018

Gorgeously rendered epic fantasy from the writer of Titan’s Millennium series – Sylvain Runberg!

Two sons at war in a battle for the throne that has torn their country apart. Taking advantage of this conflict, the Centaurs, mortal enemies of the Vikings, have declared war. To combat this ancient foe, the two brothers must put aside their differences for the good of their people.

Preview: The Beautiful Death

THE BEAUTIFUL DEATH

Writer / Artist: Mathieu Bablet
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Statix Press
FC, 144pp, $24.99, On sale: May 29, 2018
ISBN: 9781785861345

The end of the world has happened… and the insects won.

When humanity came face to face with insectoid aliens from outer space intent on taking over the earth, it never occurred to anyone that they would come out the other side of the battle that followed the losers. But they did. Now, with what remains of the human race in tatters, a small band of misfits scraping a living in the remins of a city question what it means to be truly alive in a world where surviving asks everything of you, and hope is just a memory.

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