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Preview: Sweetie Volume 1

SWEETIE VOLUME 1

Writer(s): Sean Dillon, Steven Petrivelli (cowriter)
Artist Name(s): Sean Dillon
Cover Artist(s): Sean Dillon
128 pgs./ A / FC
$14.99

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! On the eve of her first day of high school, Maggie has a run-in with an evil mercenary group known as the Numbers. After years of training, it’s up to Maggie to be the self-taught superhero the city needs! But is she truly ready for the responsibility that comes with the title of “hero”? The situation escalates further when her secret crime-fighting life is discovered by one of her classmates! Can Maggie save her city and maintain a normal high school life all on her own?

SWEETIE VOLUME 1

Preview: Sweetie #4

SWEETIE #4

Writer(s): Sean Dillon
Artist Name(s): Sean Dillon
Cover Artist(s): Sean Dillon
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

It’s time for a duel! Griffin has stepped out of his bubble to challenge the Cosmic Comic shop’s unbeatable mage-knight to a game of swords. But while Griffin struggles to outplay the master of “Swordscape” for a most coveted prize, Maggie flounders in a sea of unfamiliar faces. With the duo effectively separated and the mysterious Marlon hovering close by, have the two been set up for public embarrassment? Or can they both roll a natural twenty and punch their way out of this?

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Preview: Sweetie #3

SWEETIE #3

Writer(s): Sean Dillon
Artist Name(s): Sean Dillon
Cover Artist(s): Sean Dillon
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

The chase is on! Not wasting a second after their leader’s capture, a truck full of armed minions charges through the city streets. With incredible speed and agility, Maggie is in hot pursuit with her new friend Griffin in tow. Their first joint adventure is off to a rough start, however, when Maggie realizes the possible consequences of dragging her untrained partner into the fray. As detectives Issac and Lee investigate the motives of this mercenary group, known only as “The Numbers”, their search brings them alarmingly close to Maggie’s personal life. With Maggie’s school, home, and hero life at odds, are friends a luxury she can afford? Or are they the only thing that can save her?

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Sweetie #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.

Batman Who Laughs #4 (DC Comics) – How does the Batman Who Laughs see through that visor? Scott Snyder says we’ll find out here!

Cold Blood Samurai #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) – A feudal Japan with anthropomorphic and samurai animals inspired by Homer’s poem on “War of Mice and Frogs,” Batrachomyomachia. Sure, why not?

Detective Comics #1001 (DC Comics) – The Arkham Knight has arrived!!!

Fairlady #1 (Image Comics) – Fantasy often features war, but what happens when the war is over? This first issue features a complete 30-page story in the issue.

Faithless #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet are delivering this new miniseries that’s about sex, the devil, and magic. We’re intrigued enough to check out the first issue.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #5 (Marvel) – Aunt May will finally tell Peter what’s going on in this issue and it’s going to be an emotional one.

Ronin Island #2 (BOOM! Studios) – Writer Greg Pak has been knocking it out of the park and this series which focuses on former enemies having to band together to survive is really good so far.

She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #1 (Dark Horse) – The miniseries continues with a new volume!

Symbiote Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) – Untold tales of Peter’s time with the black suit!

Sweetie #2 (Action Lab Entertainment) – A high school student is a hero but her powers won’t help her make friends. It’s been good so far.

War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery #1 (Marvel) – The War of the Realms has begun and this seems like it’s going to be one of the key tie-ins focused on Thor’s sister!

Web of Venom: Cult of Carnage #1 (Marvel) – Something big is coming having to do with Carnage and Venom and this series will probably be key.

Preview: Sweetie #2

SWEETIE #2

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 can leap across tall buildings, take on a small army single-handed, and even dodge bullets. But talking to new peoples or making new friends? No way! None of Maggie’s training will prepare her for her greatest adversary yet: freshman year of high school! To make matters worse, there’s a boy at school who knows about her secret hero work. Is he an ally? Or will he spill Maggie’s secret and sabotage the next four years of high school? While Maggie is distracted by school, what will her recently defeated nemesis be plotting from prison?

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Sweetie Vol. 1 Delivers an Action Hero Story from the Vantage Point of a High School Nerd

Maggie is the ultimate comic book, cartoon and action movie fangirl. She’s taught herself every move of her favorite action star and superhero. Finally, she’s putting her moves into action! On the eve of her first day of high school she faces off against the evil mercenary group known as the Numbers! Her self-taught super-skills pull through and win her the day, but things get even more complicated when her classmate finds out about her “heroic” extra-curricular activities. Now she battles the big fight that is high school, AND the endless legions of the Numbers invading her city! Follow her journey in the first collected volume of Sweetie!

Written by Sean Dillon and Steven Petrivelli with art by Dillon, join Sweetie on her adventure this June. You can pre-order a copy of Sweetie Volume 1 using the Diamond item code APR191297.

Sweetie Volume 1

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?

SWEETIE #1

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.