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Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here and we hear there’s a movie called Captain Marvel opening! Who’s seeing it this weekend? Sound off in the comments and let us know what you thought of it! While you wait for the work day to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Book Riot – Delicious Comic Cookbooks For The Consummate Food Nerd – This is pretty cool.

Newsarama – Adrienne Barbeau Returning for DC Universe’s Swamp Thing – Very cool.

The Comichron – 25 years ago: Marvel tries to launch a mail-order store — and ignites the Distributor Wars – Some great comic history.

Reviews

AIPT! – Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #1
The Beat –
Mis(h)adra
Talking Comics –
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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Avant-Guards #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.

The Avant-Guards #2 (BOOM! Studios) – The first issue of this series was excellent. The focus on building of an extracurricular college basketball team is so much fun.

Captain America #8 (Marvel) – Ta-Nehisi Coates has been putting together an epic Captain America run that dips into the past while forging something new for the future.

Daredevil #2 (Marvel) – The first issue blew us away and we’re expecting no less from the second.

The Forgotten Queen #1 (Valiant) – A whole new series from Valiant that’s really something different from them and we’re excited.

Heroes in Crisis #6 (DC Comics) – The event is controversial but we really want to see where it all goes.

Martian Manhunter #3 (DC Comics) – The maxi-series has been fantastic so far. It’s given us a new take on the classic character focusing on his origin and tragedy but also the impact today.

Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #2 (Dynamite Entertainment) – The character is updated and it’s fantastic.

Star Trek: Q Conflict #2 (IDW Publishing) – The first issue was fun bringing together the crews from the various series. How they all interact will be the draw of this series.

Sweetie #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) – This series focused on a young girl that’s a comic superfan seems like it’ll be a lot of fun.

X-Force #3 (Marvel) – The first two issues have felt like a nice return of X-Force and the team dynamic has been solid. Add in Ahab and the return of Stryfe and we’re all in.

Preview: Sweetie #1

SWEETIE #1

Writer(s): Sean Dillon, Steven Petrivelli (co-writer)
Artist Name(s): Sean Dillon
Cover Artist(s): Sean Dillon
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Maggie isn’t your typical comic book, cartoon, and action movie fangirl. Through keen observation and unbending determination, she has taught herself all the death-defying stunts and fighting styles of her favorite action stars and superheroes! Unfortunately, Maggie has kept her eccentric hobby to herself, ever since it earned her the label of “nerd” among her classmates. After all, superheroes and evil villains are all kid stuff… right? WRONG! The day before she begins high school, Maggie has a run-in with an evil mastermind and his sinister mercenary group. After years of training, it’s up to Maggie to be the self-taught superhero the city needs! But with bad guys crawling out of the woodwork and the daunting unknown of a high school ahead of her, can she really take on the world alone?

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Sweetie is the Journey of a Self-Taught Superhero Who’s Also a Socially Awkward High School Fangirl

Like a would be mash-up between Ms. Marvel and Karate Kid, Sweetie has the vibe of a Saturday morning cartoon. The series is about a socially awkward fan-girl who becomes a self-taught superhero. Maggie, our titular Sweetie, takes on the world of super villains and high school alike.

This is not your average super hero comic. Sweetie is written to be all-ages safe, but includes character and story layers that will also resonate with mature readers. It can be enjoyed across generations by young readers and parents alike. Sweetie aims to not only deliver a visually unique, high-energy action comic, but a message of inclusiveness, positivity, and becoming our own superhero.

Much in the vein of Spider-man, Sweetie offers both the thrill of an action hero story and a slice of life from the vantage point of a high school nerd. At any age, we all love stories about heroes and like to project ourselves onto them, but how would we really handle what’s larger than life when normal life is so full of challenge already? Sweetie acts as a meta to super hero comics, but embraces what is fun and enjoyable about them. Simultaneously, it addresses the often over-looked emotions and internal struggle of growing up, with themes such as empathy, communication, anxiety, identity, loss, and family.

Written by Sean Dillon and Steven Petrivelli with art by Dillon, Sweetie #1 is on shelves February 27, 2019.