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Test #1 by Christopher Sebela and Jen Hickman is Getting a Second Printing

Test #1 by multi-Eisner Award nominee, Christopher Sebela, artist Jen Hickman, colorist Harry Saxon, letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, and designer Tim Daniel, has officially sold out. A second printing, with a new cover by Hickman and Daniel, will hit store shelves on August 21st, 2019. 

Debuting to near universal acclaim, Test is a 10-minutes-in-the-future sci-fi story unlike anything else on the stands. It follows character Aleph Null, a non-binary, future-addicted corporate guinea pig on the run, as he embarks on a quest to find Laurelwood, a mythical Midwestern town where corporations test-market the future with tech that couldn’t possibly exist yet, but does. 

The original solicitation can be read below:

Aleph Null is a lot of things: An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood—where they’re test-marketing the future with tech that can’t possibly exist yet, and won’t for decades.

From Eisner-nominated Chris Sebela (Crowded, High Crimes) and Jen Hickman (Moth & Whisper) comes the story of a town out of time, full of mysteries, and populated by guinea pigs in need of liberation by the misfit least likely to be their savior.

Test #1

Around the Tubes

Test #1

We’re off to San Diego Comic-Con but that’s not stopping us from delivering our normal coverage. We’ll be streaming live from the show later today but until then, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Comichron – June 2019 comics sales estimates: Black Cat #1 tops charts with nearly 256,000 copies – For those that enjoy the race.

Newsarama – Marvel’s Joe Quesada to Host Disney+ Launch Show Storyboards, Hugh Jackman 1st Guest – This could be interesting.

Newsarama – The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Lands Animated Series – Nice!

The Mary Sue – Marvel and the Russo Brothers Going on an “I Love You 3000” Tour in Nine Cities to Celebrate Fans of the MCU – Nice to see them do this.

Reviews

Talking Comics – Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1
The Beat –
Test #1

Around the Tubes

No One Left to Fight #1

It’s the 4th of July and we’re going to celebrate it by… reading comics and posting here. But, also with some beer, burgers, hot dogs, and a pool near as well. Hope you all get to enjoy the day!

While you wait for the fireworks, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Newsarama – Marvel Doubles Retailers’ Invisible Woman #1 Orders for Free – They really want readers to check this out.

Monterey Country Now – A Youth Arts Collective alumn uses graphic novels to illustrate political ideas. – Very interesting to see.

Smash Pages – Victor Santos has drawn a spy comic for Porsche Club of America – Santos is really talented so well worth checking out.

Reviews

Newsarama – No One Left to Fight #1
Talking Comics –
Spider-Man Annual #1
Newsarama –
Teen Titans: Raven
Screen Rant –
Teen Titans: Raven
Newsarama –
Test #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Aero #1

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.

Aero #1 (Marvel) – The character gets her own series with an English translation of her origin and an all-new tale. Great to see this creation become more accessible.

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #3 (DC Comics/IDW Publishing) – The series has been off the wall fun mashing up so much between DC and TMNT. Just sit back and enjoy the fun.

Charlie’s Angels vs. Bionic Woman #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – How has it taken this long for this to happen?

DCeased #3 (DC Comics) – DC doing a zombie story? We had low expectations honestly since the concept has been done so many times before but this series has pleasantly surprised us so far.

Lois Lane #1 (DC Comics) – Lois gets her own series! In an age where journalists are “the enemy,” we’re expecting a lot from this series.

Ignited #2 (Humanoids/H1) – The first issue is fantastic. It’s a world where students seem to be getting powers set in the aftermath of a school shooting. An interesting concept that we want to learn more about.

No One Left to Fight #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – An anime/manga inspired series from Aubrey Sitterson and Fico Ossio about what happens when the hero grows older and there’s just no one left to fight.

Postal: Deliverance #1 (Image Comics/Top Cow Productions) – The new story arc finds Mark struggling with being the Mayor of Eden. A very underrated series about a town filled with criminals that’s worth checking out, especially with this new arc/starting point.

Sea of Stars #1 (Image Comics) – Jason Aaron and Dennis Hallum’s new series about space truckers. The fact Aaron is on board and he can do the amazing long game writing has us excited about this creator-owned series.

Space Bandits #1 (Image Comics/Millarworld) – The new series by Mark Millar with art by Matteo Scalera. It sounds like the heist/betrayal/revenge story but with Millar’s backing by Netflix, this one is a series to watch.

Spencer and Locke 2 #4 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – The second volume wraps up with a bang. If you haven’t been reading this twisted tale, you’ve been missing out. It’s all revealed here and has us hoping for more.

Star Wars: Target Vader #1 (Marvel) – Bounty hunters go after Vader and the concept sounds too awesome to not read.

Test #1 (Vault Comics) – From Christopher Sebela and Jen Hickman, this series is a weird story about the need for liberation and technology.

Thumbs #2 (Image Comics) – The story about technology, revolution, and the government is right up our way and we’re enjoying the hell out of it.

The Walking Dead #193 (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment) – Sounds like this’ll be a big issue! What the hell is going on? We’ll find out Wednesday.

Vault Comics Announce Line of Vault Vintage Covers for Every New #1 in 2019

Vault Comics announced the first issue for each new series will feature a unique Vault Vintage homage variant cover. Each Vault Vintage cover will be drawn and designed by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel. Vault Vintage variants will be open order variants.

Begun in 2018, the Vault Vintage cover line celebrates the artistic achievements of both modern and legendary comics artists. The back cover of each Vault Vintage cover features a detailed history of the original cover and the creative team who produced. Vault Vintage covers are designed to celebrate the creators and covers they honor, and to ensure readers learn about some of the most important moments in comics history.

Below are three examples of Vault Vintage covers that will be out this year:

QUEEN OF BAD DREAMS #1 Vault Vintage cover pays tribute the Michael William Kaluta’s famous cover to the 1981 Madam Xanadu one-shot.

QUEEN OF BAD DREAMS #1 Vault Vintage

SHE SAID DESTROY #1 Vault Vintage cover pays tribute to Fiona Staples’ cover for Saga #8, the series she co-created with writer Brian K. Vaughan.

SHE SAID DESTROY #1 Vault Vintage

TEST #1 Vault Vintage cover pays tribute to Geoff Darrow’s cover to Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan #1.

TEST #1 Vault Vintage

Chris Sebela and Jen Hickman Want to Test Comics

Vault Comics has announced TEST, a brand new sci-fi series by Eisner Award nominated writer Chris Sebela, artist Jen Hickman, colorist Harry Saxon, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.   

TEST follows Aleph Null, An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood—where they’re test-marketing the future with tech that can’t possibly exist yet, and won’t for decades.

TEST#1 will receive a Vault Vintage variant cover that pays homage to Transmetropolitan, the immensely influential Vertigo series by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. The Vault Vintage variant cover is drawn and designed by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel. 

TEST #1 hits store shelves on June 26th, 2019. The official synopsis is below: 

Aleph Null is a lot of things: An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood—where they’re test-marketing the future with tech that can’t possibly exist yet, and won’t for decades.

From Eisner-nominated Chris Sebela (Crowded, High Crimes) and Jen Hickman (Moth & Whisper) comes the story of a town out of time, full of mysteries, and populated by guinea pigs in need of liberation by the misfit least likely to be their savior.

Test #1