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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Department of Truth #1

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) 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 week.

The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire (BOOM! Studios) – The beloved series wraps up in this graphic novel. It’s sad to see it go and maybe we can get more but it’s been an awesome series to read.

Batman: The Joker War Zone #1 (DC Comics) – A solid series of short stories from top talent. Many of them stand on their own and right now it’s one of the best things to come out of this event.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Multiverse’s End #1 (DC Comics) – An entertaining entry in DC’s event. It tells some key moments that we might not get elsewhere but it’s the mixture of heart and humor that stands out.

The Department of Truth #1 (Image Comics) – Conspiracy theories are all the rage these days and James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds taps into them with a story that reveals they’re all true! We’ve got an early review of the debut issue to check out!

Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #0 (BOOM! Studios) – The Firefly event kicks off here!

The Goon #12 (Albatross Funnybooks) – Consistently one of the most entertaining comics on the shelves. Full of laughs and action… the amazing art puts it in the top tier of comics out today.

Nailbiter Returns #5 (Image Comics) – This series has been having fun with horror tropes and this issue ups the insanity as tables feel like they’ve been turned a bit and the series decides to have even more fun with the genre.

Shang-Chi #1 (Marvel) – A fantastic debut, you can read our review. A great start for the character that feels like it’s setting him off in a new direction while fixing the character’s problematic past.

Strange Academy #3 (Marvel) – The series has been a fun one and if you’re looking for an alternative to a certain other school of wizards, this is one place to start.

Preview: The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire

The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire

(W) Carly Usdin (A/CA) Noah Hayes
In Shops: Sep 30, 2020
SRP: $14.99

Everything’s happening-Liv and Charlie are figuring out what it means to be Liv-and-Charlie, the final game of the season is here, and the team is worried about creating the perfect fundraiser. Oh! And everyone’s parents showed up to cheer them on during the most stressful time the team could imagine.
Luckily the entire existence of the league doesn’t depend on this one game or the Avant-Guards winning, right? Oh wait…

Acclaimed writer Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl: Riot on The Radio) and artist Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer) conclude their hit series about falling in love and finding your team on & off the court.

The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire

Get a Look at The Avant Guards: Down to the Wire

BOOM! Studios has revealed a brand new look at The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire, an original graphic novel concluding the story of the beloved group of misfit art students who banded together to create their school’s first ever basketball team. This new original graphic novel, picking up after issue eight the graphic novel reunites the acclaimed team of filmmaker and writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes, with colorist Eleonora Bruni and letterer Ed Dukeshire, for a brand-new adventure with their team of unlikely athletes brought together by friendship and sports shenanigans. It comes to comic stores on September 30, 2020 and bookstores on October 6, 2020.

School, romance, friends, and family collide in this epic conclusion to The Avant-Guards series as the team struggles to save their league! The final game of the season is here, the team has got to plan the perfect fundraiser, and everyone’s parents decided to show up to cheer them on during the most stressful time they could ever imagine. In the middle of it all, Liv and Charlie are figuring out just what it means to be “Liv-and-Charlie.”

 It’s Just A Lot For Everyone To Deal With. Luckily the entire existence of the league doesn’t depend on this one game or the Avant-Guards winning, right? Oh, wait . . .

The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire

Get a New Look at The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire

BOOM! Studios has revealed a brand new look at The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire, an original graphic novel concluding the story of the beloved group of misfit art students who banded together to create their school’s first ever basketball team. This new original graphic novel, picking up after issue eight and available in stores September 2020, reunites the acclaimed team of filmmaker and writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes, with colorist Eleonora Bruni and letterer Ed Dukeshire, for a brand-new adventure with their team of unlikely athletes brought together by friendship and sports shenanigans.

School, romance, friends, and family collide in this epic conclusion to The Avant-Guards series as the team struggles to save their league! The final game of the season is here, the team has got to plan the perfect fundraiser, and everyone’s parents decided to show up to cheer them on during the most stressful time they could ever imagine. In the middle of it all, Liv and Charlie are figuring out just what it means to be “Liv-and-Charlie.”

 It’s Just A Lot For Everyone To Deal With. Luckily the entire existence of the league doesn’t depend on this one game or the Avant-Guards winning, right? Oh, wait . . . 

The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire will be available on September 30, 2020 at local comic book shops and on October 6, 2020 in bookstores.

The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire

Get a First Look at The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire, an original graphic novel concluding the story of the beloved group of misfit art students who banded together to create their school’s first ever basketball team. This new original graphic novel, picking up after issue eight and available in stores September 2020, reunites the acclaimed team of filmmaker and writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes, with colorist Eleonora Bruni and letterer Ed Dukeshire, for a brand-new adventure with their team of unlikely athletes brought together by friendship and sports shenanigans.

School, romance, friends, and family collide in this epic conclusion to The Avant-Guards series as the team struggles to save their league! The final game of the season is here, the team has got to plan the perfect fundraiser, and everyone’s parents decided to show up to cheer them on during the most stressful time they could ever imagine. In the middle of it all, Liv & Charlie are figuring out just what it means to be “Liv & Charlie.”

 It’s Just A Lot For Everyone To Deal With. Luckily the entire existence of the league doesn’t depend on this one game or the Avant-Guards winning, right? Oh, wait . . . 

The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire will be available on September 2, 2020 at local comic book shops and on September 8, 2020 in bookstores.

The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire

Preview: The Avant-Guards Vol. 2 SC

The Avant-Guards Vol. 2 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty, with Keiran Quigley and Eleonora Bruni
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Noah Hayes
Price: $14.99

The Avant-Guards have been on a roll, but when they hit the end of their winning-streak, will these new friendships survive? As The Avant-Guards struggle to move forward, they’ll soon learn just what it means to truly be a team – on the court and, most importantly, off the court.

The critically-acclaimed team of writer Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl) and artist Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer) deliver the next chapter of the series where every shot counts when you take them with your friends.

Collects issues #5-8.

The Avant-Guards Vol. 2 SC

The Avant-Guards Get an Original Graphic Novel in 2020

BOOM! Studios has announced The Avant-Guards original graphic novel, concluding the story of the beloved group of misfit art students who band together to play for their school’s first ever basketball team. The brand new original graphic novel, picking up after issue eight and available in stores September 2020, reunites the acclaimed team of filmmaker and writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes for a brand-new adventure with their team of unlikely athletes brought together by friendship and sports shenanigans.

The Avant-Guards graphic novel cover will feature art by series artist Noah Hayes and out in September 2020.

The Avant-Guards

Around the Tubes

House of X #5

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? what do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Newsarama – Shelly Bond’s Black Crown Imprint at IDW Closes – From the chatter we’ve heard, this isn’t surprising.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: A new psychic and a pumpkinhead team up in Webtoons’ thriller Third Shift Society – Free comics!

Reviews

The Beat – The Avant Guard Vol. 1
Talking Comics –
House of X #5
Comic Attack –
Spider-Man #1
The Beat –
The Way of the Househusband

Preview: The Avant-Guards #8

The Avant-Guards #8

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Eleonora Bruni
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  

    Main Cover: Noah Hayes
    Preorder Cover: Cara McGee
Price: $3.99

Tiffany and the Coven accidentally stumble onto a surprising discovery… resident cynic Nicole’s secret life as an aspiring stand-up comic! Plus, the final regular game of the season is coming up, and with it, questions about the Avant-Guards’ place in the playoffs…not to mention the future of the league itself!

The Avant-Guards #8

Preview: The Avant-Guards Vol. 1 SC

The Avant-Guards Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Veronica Fish
Price: $14.99

As a transfer student to the Georgia O’Keeffe College for Arts and Subtle Dramatics, former sports star Charlie is struggling to find her classes, her dorm, and her place amongst a student body full of artists who seem to know exactly where they’re going.

When the school’s barely-a-basketball-team unexpectedly attempts to recruit her, Charlie’s adamant that she’s left that life behind…until she’s won over by the charming team captain, Liv, and the ragtag crew she’s managed to assemble. And while Charlie may have left the cut-throat world of competitive basketball in the dust, sinking these hoops may be exactly what she needs to find the person she truly wants to be.

From Carly Usdin, the writer behind the hit series Heavy Vinyl, and artist Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer) comes an ensemble comedy series that understands that it’s the person you are off the court that matters most.

Collects The Avant-Guards issues #1-4.

The Avant-Guards Vol. 1 SC
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