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Preview: TET #4 (of 4)

TET #4 (of 4)

Paul Allor (w) • Paul Tucker (a & c)

We’ve seen Eugene’s story. But during his last day’s in Vietnam, he finally learns how Ha survived the war. She’s always been much stronger than him; and much stronger than he’s given her credit for. With all their secrets gone, Ha and Eugene must decide how to move forward.

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Review: Tet # 4 (of 4)

TET REG COVER ISSUE04Tet is the third entry in IDW Publishing’s new creator owned and imprint Comics Experience, and I’ve been reading this one since the first issue. It originally was not in my pull list when I saw the title on the rack, but I immediately recognized it for it was—a book set during the Vietnam War—and picked it up.

Every generation has its set of war movies; and for an eighties kid like myself, it was the Vietnam War. I enjoyed watching films like Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Born on the Fourth of July, and Aliens—yes Aliens was a sci-fi metaphor for the Vietnam War, watch it again if you don’t believe me.

Tet is like that Vietnam War movie from the eighties that never got green lit (but should have). Despite the rule breaking happening in eighties film work, one thing always remained the same—there were never any LGBT characters serving openly in military films, the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ (now repealed) rule applied then in military films too. There were allusions and metaphors, and some bromances tinged with homoeroticism, but I cannot recall any open LGBT character from any of the mainstream 1980s Vietnam War films—a butchy Lt Vasquez in Aliens was as close as we got, and even she we had to infer. Tet, as a comic book, fixes that.

When I was given a chance to review issue #4, I jumped on it. Issue #3 resolves one mystery, but leaves another for the next issue: what happened to Lt. Eugene Smith’s fiancée, Ha, during the Tet invasion? You will have to pick it up your self to find out.

However, I will tell you this, issue #4 concludes this well drawn tragic love tale. Lt. Smith’s and Bao’s friendship is put to a final test, and the Lieutenant may finally come to terms with his pain. If you are a fan of smart crime noir, and gritty war comics, this one is for you. The story is heartbreaking, but overall, extremely satisfying. Tet is a sleeper that hasn’t got too much attention; but it should.

Story: Paul Allor Art: Paul Tucker
Story: 10 Art: 9 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

 

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: TET #3 (of 4)

TET #3 (of 4)

Paul Allor (w) • Paul Tucker (a & c)

1984. The war is over. Eugene is wounded, inside and out. And now, he finds himself going back to Vietnam, to set things right, and maybe even start again. But as Eugene sinks deeper into a 16-year-old murder investigation, he finally understands how wrong he’s been. And that some wounds never heal.

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Preview: Tet #2 (of 4)

TET #2 (of 4)

Paul Allor (w) • Paul Tucker (a & c)

The city is on fire; the murder remains unsolved; star-crossed lovers are split apart. As the Tet Offensive begins, Eugene abandons his post, and navigates a hellish landscape, desperate to find the woman he loves. But who’s going to save him?

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Transformers #48

John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)

CONQUERORS, part 3! It all comes down to this… the fate of the AUTOBOTS, the survival of the human race, and the existence of a post-war CYBERTRON depends on the two greatest heroes in TRANSFORMERS history: BUSTER the dog and D.0.C. the drone.

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John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Andrew Pepoy (c)

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Transformers Holiday Special

John Barber, James Roberts, Mairghread Scott (w) • Josh Burcham, Corin Howell, and Kotteri (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)

HOLIDAYS IN THE STARS! Three stories about three casts and three unique holiday adventures! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll never look at CYBERTRON—or the holidays—the same way again!

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Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #48

James Roberts (w) • Hayato Sakamoto (a) • Alex Milne (c)

MIND GAMES! The crew of the Lost Light are caught off guard when a dead friend appears out of the blue. But there’s no time for a happy reunion: someone else has found his way onto the ship—someone with the power to tear the crew apart.

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Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 (of 5)

Nick Roche (w & a & c)

FROSTY RECEPTION! THE WRECKERS journey to Nome, Alaska to track down the number one suspect in PROWL’s disappearance—their former human ally, VERITY CARLO!

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Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated #6

Georgia Ball (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a & c)

VEHICONS AMOK! When the DECEPTICON called STEELJAW stumbles upon three lost VEHICONS, he convinces them he’s on a mission from MEGATRON—a deception that puts them on a collision course with BUMBLEBEE and company!

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Transformers: Robots in Disguise: A New Mission

Adam Beechen, Duane Capizzi (w) • Various (a & c)

A new generation of Transformers starts in adaptations of the celebrated animated series! The Great War has passed and Cybertron is rebuilt and harmonious, though leader OPTIMUS PRIME’s fate is unknown. But when an unexpected threat puts Earth in danger, a vision of OPTIMUS PRIME leads BUMBLEBEE to Earth with a team of Autobots to protect the planet. Get ready for the exciting first installment of Robots in Disguise!

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Transformers vs G.I. JOE #10

Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)

REMEMBER US?! The most titanic tale of the twenty-first century takes an unexpected twist—BUT WHEN HAS TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE DONE ANY LESS?! Expect the unexpected—then throw your expectations out the window!

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TF VS G.I. JOE: Tyrants Rise, Heroes are Born

John Ney Rieber (w) • Jae Lee (a & c)

Reprints the fan-favorite series set in World War II. Cobra Commander unleashes Megatron and the United States creates the G.I. JOE team to combat them.

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G.I. JOE: The Complete Collection, Vol. 8

Larry Hama (w) • Ron Wagner, Tony Salmons, Herb Trimpe, Marshall Rogers (a) • N/A (c)

Presenting the full run of original G.I. JOE comics in proper reading order. Includes an introduction by Mark W. Bellomo, issue notes, and vehicle gallery. Collects issues #68–76 of A Real American Hero and #10–13 of Special Missions.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #221: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 3

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)

G.I. Joe begins to probe the depths of Cobra’s malevolent plan, but as intrigue after intrigue continues to stack up, even the Real American Heroes will hardly be prepared for Cobra Commander’s next move!

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #222: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 4

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)

Cobra finally insinuates itself into the highest positions in the US government, while G.I. Joe approaches the highest powers in the pentagon for aid in the fight. But help comes from an unexpected ally that reveals the true nature of the COBRA WORLD ORDER!

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 13

Larry Hama (w) • Paolo Villanelli, Ron Frenz, Ron Wagner, Herb Trimpe (a) • Paolo Villanelli (c)

As G.I. Joe continues to mourn the loss of one of their greatest members, Cobra consolidates its power and brings long-departed villains back into the fold in “Cobra Rising!” Collects issues #216–218 and the 2012 Annual.

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Jem and the Holograms #10

Kelly Thompson (w) • Corin Howell (a) • Jen Bartel (c)

RIO PACHECO—BOY REPORTER! Go behind the scenes and see THE HOLOGRAMS and THE MISFITS from a whole new perspective… that of music columnist Rio Pacheco! What mysteries will he uncover? What truths will he reveal? Or will it mostly just be Pizzazz flipping tables and Roxy crying over ruined bagels?

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Jem and the Holograms Holiday Special

Kelly Thompson (w) • Amy Mebberson (a & c)

SECRET SANTAS! When Jem and The Holograms and The Misfits draw each other in their shared record label’s gift exchange, heads will roll… or will the holiday spirit getting to even the bitterest of enemies?

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #37

Jeremy Whitley (w) • Andy Price (a & c)

“Siege of the Crystal Empire” Part 4! The epic Pony storyline of 2015 comes to a close! Mutiple characters must make crucial decisions that will have an impact on the Crystal Empire—and Equestria—forever!

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My Little Pony: Friends Forever #23

Ted Anderson (w) • Tony Fleecs (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

Applejack and Fluttershy go camping! The serenity of nature is ruined when ponies travel from all over Equestria to catch a glimpse of the legendary Pigasus that is rumored to be in the area! Will our two ponies be able to get to bottom of the mystery… before pigs fly?

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My Little Pony: A Canterlot Wedding

Various (w & a & c)

The celebrated animated series comes to book shelves! Revisit the habitants of Equestria and learn about the magic that friendship brings in this adaptation of the television series. This volume adapts the season two finale-event “A Canterlot Wedding” parts 1 and 2.

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My Little Pony: Friends Forever, Vol. 5

Ted Anderson, Christina Rice, Jeremy Whitley (w) • Brenda Hickey, Jay Fosgitt (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

Twilight Sparkle looks to Big Mac for help feeling less stressed out. Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy head to the Cloudsdale school reunion. Rarity has a genius idea to help the Cake’s business. And, Princess Luna tries to help Discord with his sleep problems. Collects issues #17–20.

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My Little Pony Holiday Special

Katie Cook (w & a & c)

It’s holiday time in Equestria and the ponies are ready to celebrate! Join the celebration in this special one shot that shows how different ponies enjoy the festivities!

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Judge Dredd #1

Ulises Fariñas & Erick Freitas (w) • Dan McDaid (a) • Fariñas (c)

“Mega-City Zero,” part 1! Ushering in a brave new era, Judge Dredd awakens to find that Mega-City One has been sent back to the Stone Age, with city blocks overgrown and nary a citizen to be found. Witness as Dredd struggles to unravel the mystery as he copes with being just an ordinary Joe…

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The Rocketeer At War! #1 (of 4)

Marc Guggenheim (w) • Dave Bullock (a & c)

Europe, 1942–the world is at war! As the Allies battle against the Axis, able bodied men everywhere enlist in the war effort, including Cliff Secord. Secord, also known as The Rocketeer, has been thrust full throttle into the heat of battle, and–with or without his jet pack–he will depend on his wits and daring if he is to survive!

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Star Trek #52—Five-Year Mission

Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a & c)

It’s the explosive conclusion to the Mirror Universe epic, as Kirk and Spock face off against their evil doppelgangers with the fate of two realities at stake! Who will live, who will die, and what role will the Mirror Universe Khan play in the endgame? Don’t miss this all-new adventure starring the cast of the new STAR TREK movies!

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Star Trek/Green Lantern #6 (of 6)

Mike Johnson (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Stephen Mooney (c)

It’s the final chapter of the crossover event of 2015! The dead have risen. Heroes have fallen. The last survivors of Starfleet and the Lantern Corps join together to fight the greatest threat the galaxy has ever known. Who will be left standing? Don’t miss the shocking events that will change the future of both franchises forever!

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Star Trek: The John Byrne Collection

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Comics legend John Byrne brings new form to the Star Trek universe in this collection of tales from the final frontier. Includes Alien Spotlight: Romulans, Assignment: Earth, Romulans: Balance of Terror, Romulans: The Hollow Crown, Crew, Romulans: Schism, and Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor.

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Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #1 (of 5)

Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott (w) • Derek Charm (a & c)

A bold new chapter for STAR TREK begins here, in an all-new series that shows you what life is like for cadets at the galaxy’s greatest school! Witness the student days of the iconic cast before they joined the Enterprise, immediately before the blockbuster 2009 film! Plus, meet an all-new group of students as they embark on bold new adventures of their own! The first new characters in the STAR TREK movie universe make their mark here, as we lead up to next summer’s blockbuster movie!

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Orphan Black: Helsinki #2 (of 5)

Graeme Manson, John Fawcett, Heli Kennedy & Denton J. Tipton (w) • Alan Quah (a) • Corbyn Kern (c)

Helsinki. Spoken in hushed tones, the word means almost certain death for the clones of Project Leda. Learn the dark secrets of this codename in this special event miniseries by co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution #5 (of 5)

David & Scott Tipton (w) • Ron Joseph (a) • Kelley Jones (c)

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution comes to an action-packed conclusion as Holmes, Watson and Freud race to prevent a world war, and Holmes’ darkest secret is revealed!

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Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt, Vol. 3: Sojourn

R.A. Salvatore, Andrew Dabb (w) • Tim Seeley (a) • Tyler Walpole (c)

Adapts the third volume of R.A. Salvatore’s The Legend of Drizzt! Drizzt Do’urden has abandoned the cruel Underdark for the unknown of the surface world. But as the young warrior begins his sojourn, the family he left beneath, and new enemies alike, pursue him. His survival depends on gaining the trust of surface dwellers–and that challenge may be greater than any battle he could fight.

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The X-Files: Season 11 #5

Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • menton3 (c)

In this standalone tale, we delve in the past of Gibson Praise, the current source of antagonism for agents Scully and Mulder. The Syndicate wasn’t the only faction that pursued the child prodigy—and continues to do so to this day…

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The X-Files X-Mas Special

Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • menton3 (c)

Special Season 11 tie-in! Just in time for the holiday season, the Lone Gunmen learn of the impending arrival of some unwelcome visitors. But before they can raise the alarm, they receive some other unexpected guests…

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Back to the Future #3 (of 4)

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WEDDING BELLS AND CROSSED TIMELINES! Marty McFly’s parents were destined to marry—whether he went back in time or not—but without his intervention, did the wedding cake taste as sweet? Plus, Doc and Marty weren’t the only pilots the DeLorean ever had. Biff Tannen took a trip, too—and 1955 wasn’t his only destination!

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Ghostbusters: Get Real

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

When a confrontation with the elder God Proteus goes awry, Peter, Ray, Winston, and Egon will meet… THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS!

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Mickey & Donald’s Christmas Parade

Abramo and Giampaolo Barosso, Kirsten De Graaf, Jonathan Gray (w) • Giovan Battista Carpi, Mau Heymans, Marco Mazzarello (a) • Giorgio Cavazzano (c)

It’s a ho-ho-humongous collection of Disney Yuletide tales! Mickey and Uncle Scrooge battle Pegleg Pete and the Beagle Boys in “The Christmas Caper!” Then Daisy, Donald and Gladstone have a not-so-jolly holiday in “Christmas Clubbing”—and Super Goof returns for spacescape shenanigans in “Interstellar Santa!”

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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: The Daily Newspaper Comics, Vol. 2

Bob Karp (w) • Al Taliaferro (a & c)

From the Disney Vaults! The early Donald Duck daily strips are collected for the first time ever! This second volume includes 750 sequential daily comic strips from 1940 to 1942 drawn by Al Taliaferro and written by Bob Karp, and reproduced from pristine original material in the Disney Vaults!

HC • BW • $39.99 • 272 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-502-0

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Donald Duck #8

Massimo Marconi, Jan Kruse (w) • Romano Scarpa, Bas Heymans (a) • Michel Nadorp (c)

Fan favorite Romano Scarpa drags out the Dickens with a futuristic twist—as Donald catches the “Spaced-Out Christmas” spirit! Then Donald celebrates “Counterfeit Christmas” with the Beagle Boys… uh-oh!

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Mickey Mouse #7

Abramo and Giampaolo Barosso, Joe Torcivia (w) • Romano Scarpa (a) • Andrea “Casty” Castellan (c)

“The Christmas Tree Crimes”: All over Mouseton, silent nights are disrupted by a most peculiar Phantom Blot attack! Then Pegleg Pete slips Mickey a mickey in “While We Were Waiting!”

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Uncle Scrooge #9

Tito Faraci, Gary Leach (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano (a) • Giorgio Cavazzano (c)

“Another Christmas on Bear Mountain”: If Scrooge McDuck stepped back in time—to that fateful Yule night when he first met Donald as a grown duck!—might he settle the misdeeds that have haunted them for an age?

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Tito Faraci, Gary Leach (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano (a) • Daniel Branca (c)

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Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #726

Bruno Sarda, David Gerstein, Jonathan Gray (w) • Massimo De Vita, Mark Kausler (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

“The Search For the Zodiac Stone—Chapter 6!” Donald hits Hawaii to find the powerful Pisces pendant. But Gladstone Gander might be more powerful still! Then Oswald the Lucky Rabbit celebrates Christmas at Ortensia’s… but everything goes wrong “Just Like Magic!”

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Donald Duck: The Diabolical Duck Avenger

Rodolfo Cimino, Guido Martina, Jonathan Gray, Harry Gladstone (w) • Romano Scarpa, Giovan Battista Carpi, Daan Jippes, Harry Gladstone (a) • Marco Rota (c)

Enjoy modern and classic Disney tales such as “The Diabolical Duck Avenger,” “The Perfect Calm,” “Birthday Bugaboo!,” and more by classic creators such as Rodolfo Cimino and Romano Scarpa. Collects issues #4–6.

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 116 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-480-1

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Angry Birds: Super Angry Birds # 4 (of 4)

Jeff Parker (w) • Ron Randall (a & c)

Hey Stella! When Stella’s dreams of a career as a singer are crushed because all the night clubs in New Yolk City are run by King Pig, it’s up to the Super Angry Birds to make her dreams come true.

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Jeff Parker (w) • Ron Randall (a) • Marcelo Ferreira (c)

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Jeff Parker (w) • Ron Randall (a) • Dan Parent (c)

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Skylanders: Superchargers #3

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Fico Ossio (a & c)

First story arc concludes! With the world crashing around them, Spyro and the Superchargers team race to save Skylands from certain doom!

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Popeye Classics #41

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

This Issue of Popeye Comics raises the bar—bar of spinach soap! ARF! ARF! Wimpy becomes a greedily capitalist head of his own company and Popeye becomes his wage-slave employee. Reads like today’s news! Plus more great stories: Sucker’s Gold, O.G. Whatsnozzle, Horse Student and a LOL Swee’ pea comic!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Rocky & Bullwinkle: Classic Adventures

Al Kilgore, Jack Mendelsohn, Dave Berg (w) • Al Kilgore, Fred Fredericks, Jerry Robinson (a) • Andrew Pepoy (c)

The earliest comic book adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle are collected in this volume that includes issues #1–12 of the Gold Key series that began in 1962. Also includes tales from Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Dudley Do-Right, and the whole gang.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 328 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-490-0

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Complete Little Orphan Annie, Vol. 12

Harold Gray (w & a & c)

It’s hard to keep a good man down and Oliver Warbucks is no exception. With reports of his death greatly exaggerated, “Daddy” is back and this time, with World War II over, he has to fight off a cadre of international businessmen who want him to hand over the secret of the atomic bomb! Meanwhile, Annie discovers that lying dogs don’t always stay put when she has to stand trial for murder! And in a classic Harold Gray tale, the little redhead finds respite on a seemingly bucolic farm run by a young woman and her grandfather—but all is not what it seems. Volume Twelve reprints all daily and Sunday strips from April 15, 1945 to January 11, 1947.

HC • PC • $49.99 • 296 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-461-0

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Casey & April

Mariko Tamaki (w) • Irene Koh (a & c)

Casey and April take a road trip to the southwest to dig up more clues about the mysterious Pantheon that has seemingly been pulling the strings on the Turtles’ lives from the beginning. They will find even deeper mystery, unexpected danger, and start a new chapter in their relationship.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-492-4

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures #5

Peter DiCicco, Ian Flynn (w) • Chad Thomas, Coleman Engle (a) • Jon Sommariva (c)

The Turtles are stuck in a fiendish trap facing the Foot mutants? They seem to be helpless, all except Leo, who is busy… having tea??

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TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 3 #12

Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Jim Lawson (w) • Lawson (a) A.C. Farley (c)

“City at War, Part 10!” The TMNT have joined with Karai as a bloody civil war breaks out within the Foot Clan. Meanwhile, Master Splinter’s visit with the mysterious Rat King comes to a shocking end!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated, Vol. 7: The Invasion

Various (w & a & c)

Re-live the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon action with Leo, Don, Mikey, Raph, April, and Shredder in these young reader volumes. This volume adapts the season two finale “The Invasion.”

TPB • FC • $7.99 • 136 pages • 5” x 7” • 978-1-63140-493-1

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #53

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Michael Dialynas (a & c)

Michelangelo is warmly welcomed when he visits the Mutanimals. But the hospitality may be cut short when he discovers what Hob’s new plan is…

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Fistful of Blood #3 (of 4)

Kevin Eastman (w) • Simon Bisley (a) • James Ryman (c)

When a small group of tourists come to town, “Dinner and a Show” are redefined in the bloodbath that follows, forcing Blondie to put her plans into action too soon – with dire consequences for her and Clint…

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The Maxx: Maxximized #26

Sam Kieth (w & a & c)

The origin of Mister Gone. ‘Nuff said.

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The October Faction #11

Steve Niles (w) • Damien Worm (a & c)

With a zombified Fred Allan on the loose, it’s up to the rest of the family to save him and all of Gristlewood. But even that might not be enough to stop Merle Cope and his evil Momma—who is finally revealed this issue!

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Ragnarök #7

Walter Simonson (w & a & c)

The Black Elf assassin, Regn, and his young daughter, Drifa, have hunted Thor for countless leagues across the Dusk Lands, to the ruins of Asgard. Now, as Thor calls down the lightning to create a funeral pyre for the dead of Asgard, Regn prepares himself for his greatest challenge, to kill the last god standing, the god responsible for the death of his wife.

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Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire #4 (of 5)

Brian Clevenger (w) • Scott Wegener (a & c)

Is Atomic Robo now a communist? We have some literature we’d like for you to read about the oppression we all face from the bourgeois capitalist pig-dogs. Buy our book to find out more!

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D4VE2 #4 (of 4)

Ryan Ferrier (w) • Valentin Ramon (a & c)

IS THIS THE END OF 34RTH? When D4VE follows the humans back in time before the robot uprising, he is faced with the ultimate dilemma…one that will change history forever. The shocking conclusion to the anticipated second arc!

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NOS4A2 Wraith Deluxe Edition

Joe Hill (w) • Charles Paul Wilson III (a & c)

This signed limited edition of Joe Hill’s classic-in-the-making novel, NOS4A2 is signed by Joe Hill and Charles Paul Wilson III, and hand-numbered to 999. This new collection will include the 176 page graphic novel prequel, Wraith. Exclusively for this collection, Wraith series artist, Charles Paul Wilson III has created 26 illustrations (13 color, 13 black and white) a new full-color dust jacket and a map of Christmasland that will be used as end pages. Wilson will also be personalizing each Christmasland-themed signature plate with a small original sketch inside a gruesomely twisted advent calendar. This oversized hardcover is packaged in an ornate hand-built cloth slipcase, and features a debossed cloth cover.

HC w/slipcase • FC • $150.00 • 864 pages • UPC: 8-27714-00976-7

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String Divers #5 (of 5)

Chris Ryall (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Ashley Wood (c)

The laws of physics have always been immutable… until now! For still-inexplicable reasons, everything is suddenly very, uh, mutable and the String Divers desperately fight to save our world from complete quantum chaos!

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Long Distance

Thom Zahler (w & a & c)

While stranded in an airport, Carter and Lee meet and hit it off immediately. Problem is, he lives in Columbus and she lives in Chicago. Can they manage to have a relationship separated by three hundred miles, a time zone, and the entire state of Indiana?

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 188 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-486-3

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Empire: Uprising #7

Mark Waid (w) • Barry Kitson (a & c)

The Empire is beginning to crumble as key Ministers have been removed one by one—but who is the new potential power behind the throne of Earth? And does Golgoth stand a fighting chance of reclaiming it?

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Insufferable #8

Mark Waid (w) • Peter Krause (a & c)

With a common enemy finally revealed, Nocturnus and Galahad join forces one last time to face a psychopathic murderer head-on—despite the fact that all their resources are now being used against them!

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The Eighth Seal #1 (of 5)

James Tynion IV (w) • Jeremy Rock (a & C)

One woman’s visceral nightmares bleed into reality as she struggles to live in the political spotlight. Is she losing her mind, or do these visions hold some darker truth?

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Brooklyn Animal Control One-Shot

J.T. Petty (w) • Stephen Thompson (a & c)

Brooklyn Animal Control is not your run-of-the-mill social services agency, and the officers assigned to it are not your average caseworkers… they are a breed apart. These street-hardened veterans negotiate a dangerous secret world in the heart of New York City, one inhabited by werewolves that roam the streets by night, and infest the hidden back rooms of the criminal elite in their human alter-egos by day. Which of their forms is more viscous is open to debate… but both are equally deadly!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

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Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer and the Vampire Zoo

Van Jensen (w) • Dusty Higgins (a & c)

Venture back into the world of the acclaimed Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer in this brand-new adventure from creators Dusty Higgins (Knights of the Living Dead, Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape) and Van Jensen (The Flash, Green Lantern Corps). Pinocchio and his band of slayers are battling the undead across Italy when they come across a zoo and decide to take a break from the hunt. But the animals of this zoo have been infected by the vampiric curse. Now, the gang has to fight its way through hyenas, bats and one damn mean vampire gorilla to survive!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer Complete Edition • BW • $24.95 • ISBN: 978-1-60309-347-7
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God is Disappointed in You • BW • $19.95 • ISBN: 978-1-60309-098-8

The Collected Essex County – Limited Edition

Jeff Lemire (w & a & c)

By popular demand, Top Shelf celebrates the award-winning masterpiece that made Jeff Lemire a household name! Set in an imaginary version of the author’s hometown, ESSEX COUNTY is an intimate study of an eccentric farming community, and a tender meditation on family, memory, grief, secrets, reconciliation — and hockey. With his lush, expressive inking, Lemire draws us in and sets us free. This elegant foil-stamped slipcase edition features an exclusive letterpress bookplate signed & numbered by the author and is limited to 500 copies worldwide.

HC • BW • $60.00 net cost item • 512 pages • UPC: 827714009194

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The Underwater Welder • BW • $19.95 • ISBN: 978-1-60309-074-2
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Locke & Key: Shades of Terror Adult Coloring Book

Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

Color yourself a fan! Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s wonder-filled world of Locke & Key produced gorgeous, detailed pages of comic book art… and the best of those illustrations is collected here for your coloring enjoyment!

TPB • BW • $9.99 • 64 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-505-1

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TET #4 (of 4)

Paul Allor (w) • Paul Tucker (a & c)

We’ve seen Eugene’s story. But during his last day’s in Vietnam, he finally learns how Ha survived the war. She’s always been much stronger than him; and much stronger than he’s given her credit for. With all their secrets gone, Ha and Eugene must decide how to move forward.

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A Hero’s Death

Ricardo Sanchez (w) • Mark Texeira (a & c)

From industry legend Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Punisher, Moon Knight) and writer Ricardo Sanchez (Resident Evil, Legends of the Dark Knight, Teen Titans GO!) comes a story about our collective need for hope, optimism, and heroes. The Hero died 20 years ago but her death still haunts one young reporter. Now, on the anniversary of her death, the reporter digs in to find the truth about what really happened. This special edition from IDW collects the fully painted graphic novel by Texeira and Sanchez, “Kill your Heroes,” an illustrated short story based on the character, art gallery, and the original short story the graphic novel was based on.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-499-3

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Devil Tales

Unnamed Masters (w & a)

Beware puny mortals, the gates of Hell have opened wide, as The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics serves up another diabolical dish of Golden Age horror hits–and this time direct from the burning bowels of Hades itself! Edited by Steve Banes, aka Mr. Karswell, Devil Tales stars Satan himself (and in one story, herself!) in over two dozen scorching stories of demonic power, and features artwork from top fan favorites like Don Heck, Gene Colan, Dick Ayers, Lou Cameron, Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, and more! An infernal introduction, plus a cursed cover gallery guaranteed to swallow your soul. The hottest book of 2015 already has you under it’s Satanic spell!

HC • FC • 8.5” x 11” • 148 Pages • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-504-4

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Haunted Horror #20

Various (w & a) • L.B. Cole (c)

The critics are screaming! Fangoria says “Grimy, ghoulish, and sinfully devilish, HAUNTED HORROR is effectively bringing old horror to a new generation.” Bloody Disgusting says “HAUNTED HORROR proves that good storytelling never grows old!”

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

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The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories • FC • $34.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-773-3

Wally Wood’s T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents: Artist’s Edition Portfolio

Wally Wood (a & c)

Wally Wood is recognized as one of the finest talents to ever grace the comics medium. In the 1950s, he was one of the brightest stars in the legendary EC stable of artists, including being one of the key artists on the ground breaking MAD! In the 1960s, Wood reinvigorated Marvel’s Daredevil, including designing the classic costume. Soon after Wood turned his sites on a new superhero venture—the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents! Wood co-created the team, including the iconic Dynamo! Now IDW proudly presents a selection of gorgeous Wood art, all scanned from the originals and printed at full size. Wood’s art is increasingly rare and sought after by collectors, few have even seen his originals—don’t miss this opportunity to own the next best thing, and at a fraction of the cost!

HC Portfolio • BW • $50.00 • 12 individual plates • 15” x 22” • 978-1-63140-509-9

 

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Archie: The Complete Newspaper Strips, 1946 – 1948 • FC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-669-9
Bloom County, The Complete Library, Vol. 1 • FC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-531-9
Complete Terry & The Pirates, Vol. 1 • FC • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-100-7
Genius Isolated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth, Vol. 1 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-828-0
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Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland HC • FC • $21.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-059-9
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Locke & Key Slipcase TPB Set • FC • $99.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-139-8
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter SC  • FC • $17.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-399-4
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Knight Rider: Knight Strikes

Adam Warren, Chuck Dixon, Frank Hanna, Joe Pruett, B. Clay Moore (w) • Jason Johnson, JB Bastos (a) • Garry Brown (c)

The beloved primetime series returns to comics, picking up right where the high-octane graphic novel re-boot left off. When secret agent Michael Knight activated the confidential Project: Rider in the heat of battle, the world’s coolest talking car was born. KITT has an arsenal of secret weapons and amazing upgrades under the hood, and he and Michael are both partners and pals as they set off to save the country from terrorists, clandestine spy networks, and super criminals. From the minds of today’s hottest action writers, KNIGHT STRIKES is the next chapter in the legendary KNIGHT RIDER mythos.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 132 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-485-6

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Crystal Cadets

Anne Toole (w) • Katie O’Neill, Paulina Ganucheau (a) • Katie O’Neill (c)

Cadets Go! Join this team of darkness-fighting, world-saving, power-packed teen girls from all over the world on their first adventure! When an unusual crystal grants Zoe mysterious powers of light she becomes the Diamond Cadet, but she’s not the only one! Suddenly she’s meeting new friends with their own powers! It’s all fun at first, but every light casts a shadow… and this group of action-hero girls will have to confront a growing threat—The Darkness.

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-462-7

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Review: TET #1

TET REG COVER ISSUE01 FAEugene Smith is desperate to leave Vietnam behind, and begin a new life with the woman he loves. But when a fellow Marine is brutally murdered, Eugene’s plans are thrown away, forever. All’s fair in love and war, right?

Writer Paul Allor and artist Paul Tucker with Tet #1 present an extraordinary, heartfelt story of hard-boiled crime and star-crossed romance, set at the height of the Vietnam War and the decades that followed.

A murder mystery set during the Vietnam War, and the wars lasting effects. It could have easily been a story we’ve seen time and time again, but Allor and Tucker have put together a layered first issue that’s so much more than a story that can easily be put into one column.

What Allor does for the story is give it a very human side. He presents Eugene as a soldier with layers, wanting to go home, wanting to experience the world, but really a small town person. He also has a potential wife, who sees the American dream at the end of marriage. Her big city dreams, and Eugene’s small town experiences create a dynamic that can be explored on its own. Add in the fact Eugene is dealing with the Vietnam War, and what’s clearly the Tet offensive coming, and you have a first issue that can be dissected and examined. There’s an interesting sadness to it all, especially in the scenes after the war.

Tucker’s art adds to the layers with a clean style that still somehow captures the dirt of war. There’s nothing exploitative, or what feels like a stereotype shown, and though taking place in a foreign land, it still feels familiar.

Overall, the first issue is a a fantastic start, and I look forward to checking out the second. This seems like a series that’ll be much more than I expected when all is said and done.

Story: Paul Allor Art: Paul Tucker
Story: 9 Art: 8 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! We’re spending it resting up for SPX and NYCC (plus playing a little D&D too). Hope everyone has a good one!

While you count down the hours, here’s some news and reviews to keep you busy from around the web.

Around the Tubes

The Outhousers – Leaked Photo of Apocalypse from ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Confirms Hell has Frozen Over and Fox is Listening to Fans – A lesson in not releasing images/video too soon?

The Outhousers – Cultural Stereotypes in Comics: Fluxing Between The Negative vs The Positive – Another great read from the Outhouse team.

ICv2 – Firefly Fluxx – Yes please!

CBLDF – UNC Freshman Alleges ‘Literature of 9/11’ Course Sympathizes With Terrorists – Sigh.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

The Outhousers – Atomic Robo and Ring of Fire #1

CBR – Batman #44

Talking Comics – Quake #1

Talking Comics – Tet #1

ICv2 – Ultraman Vol. 1

CBR – The Wicked + The Divine #1

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It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What’s everyone getting?

Around the Tubes

The Beat – Justin Jordan on the Differences Between BOOM! and Image – A great read.

Spinoff Online – Smithsonian Institute Asks For Fan Help To Resurrect ‘Star Trek’s’ Enterprise – This is really cool.

The Diplomat – How Artists Are Fighting Extremism in Pakistan, One Comic Strip at a Time – Very interesting read.

Kotaku – Rihanna, The Pokémon Gym Leader – Lol

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – Daredevil Vol. 3 and 4

Bleeding Cool – Harrow County #5

Newsarama – Tet #1, Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Batman #44 CoverWednesdays 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!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

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

Alex

Top Pick: Ninjak #7 (Valiant): Over the past few months I have been devouring anything that Valiant has been producing, and pretty much all of it has been as good as I hoped it would be. I quite enjoyed the last issue’s (slightly) slow build up, and I can’t wait for this issue.

Batman #44 (DC Comics): Although I think it’s only a matter of time before Bruce Wayne dons the cape and cowl again, I’m looking forward to seeing Jock take on the Dark Knight. The only thing stopping this issue from being my top pick this week? The $4.99 price tag.

Unity #22 (Valiant): I’m actually looking forward to this for a slightly different reason; I haven’t been reading Unity – yet – because the comic has been in the middle of a story arc. This issue marks the finale of that arc, so I’ll be able to pick it up in trade form, and begin reading Unity with issue #23. Oh yes. More Valiant.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire #1 (Marvel) – It begins here! Bridging the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, this series takes us past the destruction of the second Death Star into a world with a shattered Empire. Courtesy of writer Greg Rucka!

Bitch Planet #5 (Image Comics) – After a hiatus that was too long, this series that tackles social issues in the form of a prison exploitation story is back. Hopefully the break has not diminished it’s excellence, but it’s near the top of my “to read” pile for the week.

Rebels #6 (Dark Horse) – Writer Brian Wood continues to bring us an entertaining and gripping look at the Revolutionary War, mixing in a bit of the philosophy behind it.

Starve #4 (Image Comics) – The world is messed up and the television show Starve mixes a celebrity chef cooking competition with excess. The characters are fascinating, and the underlying message of the series could be debated about for some time. A big middle finger to the Food Channel and all of the cooking competition shows out there.

TET #1 (IDW Publishing) – Eugene Smith is desperate to leave Vietnam behind, and begin a new life with the woman he loves. But when a fellow Marine is brutally murdered, Eugene’s plans are thrown away, forever. All’s fair in love and war, right? This crime/romance story set at the height of the Vietnam War and the decades that followed sounds too interesting to not read.

 

Elana

Top Pick (tie): Bitch Planet #5 (Image Comics) – Probably the most important comic being made today in terms of the issues it explores like social enforcement of gender roles, racism and the prison system. In some ways it’s been a slow burn developing the story (in part because of the pace of the releases, not that it hasn’t been worth the wait). Yet the worldbuilding already feels so fleshed out. That’s probably because this dystopia is far too much like the real world of today. No wonder the series has such a loyal following.

Top Pick (tie): Phonogram the Immaterial Girl #2 (Image Comics) – Music is magic in Phonogram. Creators Gillen and McKelvie are masters at building fantastical metaphors for growing up and developing your sense of self that feel more real then any more “realist” or literal narative could ever be.

Our protagonist, Emily used her powers to exile her depressed teenage psyche to the netherverse beyond the mirror. While this gave her the hard exterior to become the Poptomistisn embracing maven she is today it also makes her past self her own worst enemy.

Last issue ended with Emily’s sad old self dragging her into Aha’s legendary “Take On Me” video video behind the screen of her TV. How will she escape? (Read my review of issue 1. A new essay is on its way)

Catwoman #44 (DC Comics) – Last issue ended on a huge cliffhanger. Will either of the series’ two Catwomen- Eiko and Selina survive? That was a serious fall. And have you seen the stunning Kevin Wada cover of our two Catwomen tangoing? Meow.

Gotham Academy #10 (DC Comics) – Easily one of DC comics’ best books. The cast of characters and art are utterly charming. But the story also delves into real emotional turmoil that kids will recognize (& older readers will look back on and remember). The book is perfect on the perifery of the Bat world but requires no knowledge of Batman related comics to enjoy.

The Michael Moorcock Library Volume 2: The Sailors on the Seas of Fate HC Vol. 2 (Titan Comics) – This is not Conan. This is not Red Sonja. This is trippy as hell! This is the second volume of a brand new reprinting of Roy Thomas, P. Craig Russell, and Michael T. Gilbert’s take on Michael Moorcock’s fantasy epic, Elric of Melniboné. While the story is quintessential 70s psychedelic sword and sorcery if you haven’t delved specifically into Moorcock’s works before it will feel utterly new to you. The work that was inspired by it is not like it. So treat yourself to this beautiful volume.

 

Kenny

Top Pick: Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1 (BOOM! Studios) – The fantastical sky pirating world of Diesel has had me excited to read it since I first heard about it weeks ago. Now, that I finally have the chance to get my hands on it I could not be more thrilled.

Batman #44 (DC Comics) – The safest pick coming out of DC right now is Batman because it has been so constantly good in the hands of Scott Snyder. And, adding one of my favorite artists Jock into the mix makes this a must read.

Catwoman #44 (DC Comics) – Catwoman has been one of the pleasant surprises of the last few months, creating a really intriguing and exciting crime drama. I cannot stop myself from watching Selina’s criminal empire crumble and after the events in issue 43 I have to know what comes next.

Holy F*cked #1 (Action Lab – Danger Zone) – If you just want some utterly ridiculous fun while reading comics then you need to check out Holy F*cked. It is an absolute blast.

 

Mr. H

Top Pick: Batman #44 (DC Comics) – Snyder and Jock team reunited for a one off that shows Bruce back in the cowl and gives us an insight to the origin tale of Mr. Bloom. Yes I may miss Capullo for one month but this should be great!

Action Comics #44 (DC Comics) – Truth comes to an end. Will all the answers set us free? Only Kuder and Co. know.

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #5 (Marvel Comics) – I am very pumped for this one. Now that they got through the prodding first few issues, last month really turned up the heat. We get Spidey and Annie May side by side fighting for survival of their world. I cannot wait! Let’s see that Parker luck in full force!

TMNT Color Classics Series 3 #9 (IDW Publishing) – Turtles. Color. Classics. Always there.

 

Paul

Top Pick: Siege #3 (Marvel) – One of my favourite titles to come out of Secret Wars.  Abigail Brand is front and center, defending the SHIELD in a never ending battle from the hordes that would lay waste to Battleworld.  Issue #2 ended with Abigail seeing a familiar face leading the charge against her…can’t wait to see this go down.

A-Force #4 (Marvel) – A mysterious new ally!  A traitor in their ranks!  And the Thors are on their way to uphold the laws of Doom.  She-Hulk has fought hard for Arcadia…is she about to lose everything?  Looking forward to finding out!  This has been a fun book from the start that hasn’t disappointed.

Civil War #4 (Marvel) – Issue #3 showed us a third party pulling strings in this civil war…and the Punishers are just too damn cool.  Iron Man and Captain America are getting desperate…will either one stand victorious?  This has been a surprise hit with me; I’ve really enjoyed seeing these characters in what seems like a ‘What If?’ story.  It doesn’t feel like a tie in book, but more of a fast forward if the war went on.  If you’re not reading this one, what are you waiting for?

Preview: TET #1 (of 4)

TET #1 (of 4)

Paul Allor (w) • Paul Tucker (a & c)

Eugene Smith is desperate to leave Vietnam behind, and begin a new life with the woman he loves. But when a fellow Marine is brutally murdered, Eugene’s plans are thrown away, forever. All’s fair in love and war, right?

Writer Paul Allor and artist Paul Tucker present an extraordinary, heartfelt story of hard-boiled crime and star-crossed romance, set at the height of the Vietnam War and the decades that followed.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

TET REG COVER ISSUE01 FA

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