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Preview: The Avant-Guards #7

The Avant-Guards #7

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

As Liv discovers that there is more to college basketball than just slam dunks and victories, the rest of the Avant-Guards work to cheer up their normally peppy Captain. Charlie especially seems concerned, and ready to do whatever it takes to get back the Liv she knows and loves.

The Avant-Guards #7

Get a First Look at The Avant-Guards #7

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Avant-Guards #7, the newest chapter in the twelve-issue series from writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes about a ragtag group of friends who band together to build the first ever basketball team at their historic women’s art college, available in stores August 21, 2019.

The Avant-Guards’ hot streak has ended in a resounding loss, and team’s dealing with the disappointment, although it looks like team captain Olivia “Liv” Bates is taking it particularly hard. Even Charlie can’t shake her out of her funk. As the members of the Avant-Guards each deal with the defeat in their own ways, Liv is pushing everyone away just when she needs them most. Can Charlie get through to Liv in time to save their fractured team and budding relationship? Or does this spell the end for Liv’s dreams for this ragtag team and her star player? 

The Avant-Guards #7 features a main cover by Hayes and a variant cover by Cara McGee.

The Avant-Guards #7

Preview: The Avant-Guards #6

The Avant-Guards #6

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty
Letterer:  Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Noah Hayes
    Preorder Cover: Cara McGee
Price: $3.99

Reeling from a crushing defeat at the hands of the Selfies, the Avant-Guards must rediscover their team spirit and remember what makes them love the game. It doesn’t help that a member of their team is horribly smitten with a Selfie player.

The Avant-Guards #6

Your First Look at The Avant-Guards #6

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Avant-Guards #6, the newest chapter in the twelve-issue series from writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes about a ragtag group of friends who band together to build the first ever basketball team at their historic women’s art college, available in stores June 19, 2019.

The Avant-Guards are blazing past their competition as they head into a three-game streak where they’ll be facing teams from the MedCenter College of Endocrinology, the Royal Academy of Punk Rock, and the American Institute of Internet Influencers over four days! And in between all the games, they’ll be celebrating Ashley’s birthday with a karaoke party at the local bar, where a certain crush may or may not make an appearance. It’s gonna be a busy week for our favorite team of artistic ball players, but will they be able to handle all the heat, or will they lose control on the court?

The Avant-Guards #6 features a main cover by Hayes and a variant cover by Cara McGee.

The Avant-Guards #6

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Drawing Blood

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 #5 (BOOM! Studios/BOOM! Box) – This series has been fantastic and a lot of fun following an upstart college basketball team. You get a new issue and the first trade out this week!

Bone Parish #9 (BOOM! Studios) – A mix of horror and crime, this is a comic that’s delivered with every issue. The concept of a drug made from the ground up dead plus the crime family aspect is such an amazing mix.

Clue: Candlestick #1 (IDW Publishing) – We’re board game fans, so this makes the list because we’re intrigued as to what it is.

Drawing Blood: Spilled Ink #1 (Kevin Eastman Studios) – One of two releases from Kevin Eastman this week. This is his return to indie comics and this release is a look at the turbulent life and times of a once-successfull cartoonist…. Hmmmm. Eastman co-created this with David Avallone.

The Flash #71 (DC Comics) – “Year One” continues!

The Goon #2

The Goon #2 (Albatross Funnybooks) – Eric Powell’s The Goon is always fun with a mix of horror and a Popeye vibe. Love it!

Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls (Kevin Eastman Studios) – The other Eastman comic out this week. This one is the story-within-the-story about three crime-fighting mutant cats that launched a franchise. Sound familiar?

Road of Bones #1 (IDW Publishing) – A Russian prisoner must escape a gulag and survive in a frozen tundra with the help of his childhood fantasy story. It sounds really interesting to us.

Wage Slaves (Conundrum Press) – Daria Bogdanska’s autobiographical story about attempting to build a life in Malmö and a battle that leads to fairer work practices for people in her community.

X-Force #8 (Marvel) – A fun throwback to some classic X-Force that picks up the loose threads from recent X-events. Stryfe is back… nuff said.

Preview: The Avant-Guards Vol. 1 Discover Now Edition

The Avant-Guards Vol. 1 Discover Now Edition

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

Giant Days meets Check, Please, from the creator of Heavy Vinyl!

Welcome to the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, an historically all-female school whose population is decidedly more drama geek than jock.

Liv, aspiring actor and basketball enthusiast, doesn’t understand why she can’t be both, but she seems alone in that belief…until Charlie.

Charlie is a recent transfer, a star basketball player, and the answer to all of Liv’s problems. She’ll stop at nothing to get Charlie to join the ragtag group of misfits that make up their fledgling basketball team.

Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl) and Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer) present a touching tale about finding what you’re looking for… on and off the court.

Collects issues #1-4 in an exclusive comic shop release.

The Avant-Guards Vol. 1 Discover Now Edition

Preview: The Avant-Guards #5

The Avant-Guards #5

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Noah Hayes
    Preorder Cover: Cara McGee
Price: $3.99

The Avant-Guards have been on a roll when it comes to their newly-formed Athletic Coalition, Charlie has been getting more comfortable with her new teammates, but when they hit the end of their winning-streak, will these new friendships survive?

The Avant-Guards #5

Save the Team in The Avant-Guards #5

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Avant-Guards #5, the newest chapter in the twelve-issue series from writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes about a ragtag group of friends who band together to build the first ever basketball team at their historic women’s art college, available in stores May 22, 2019.

The Avant-Guards scored big on their first foray into organized basketball but the league has been cancelled, and now what are six art students to do? Go to an art exhibit, of course! Jay is hard at work preparing for their art show with Ash’s help, but the rest of the team is falling apart at the seams looking for a solution to the basketball drama, while Liv and Charlie are just hoping to keep anyone from catching onto certain…romantic…developments. Can they get it together in time to find a way to save the league, or are their basketball dreams doomed to fall flat? 

The Avant-Guards #5 features a main cover by Hayes and a variant cover by Cara McGee.

The Avant-Guards #5

Preview: The Avant-Guards #4

The Avant-Guards #4

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Noah Hayes
    Preorder Cover: Cara McGee
Price: $3.99

Everything is going great! Charlie is on the team, and the Avant-Guards are on a winning streak, taking the liberal arts sports scene by storm. It’s more impressive than it sounds. However, that winning streak is all at risk when they face off against the Selfies of the American Institute of Internet Influencers.

The Avant-Guards #4

Make Your Move in The Avant-Guards #4

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Avant-Guards #4, the latest chapter in the twelve-issue series from writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes about a ragtag group of friends who band together to build the first ever basketball team at their historic women’s art college, available in stores April 24, 2019.

Victory tastes sweet! The Avant-Guards have defeated their first opponents, The Cuddly Retrievers of the American Institute of Veterinary Curiosities, and now it’s time to celebrate their success. Liv finally has the confidence to approach Charlie at the victory party to try to make a move, but everyone and everything seems to be getting in the way! Will Liv and Charlie be able to find some time alone together or will they miss their chance to take things to the next level?  

The Avant-Guards #4 features a main cover by Hayes and a variant cover by Cara McGee.

The Avant-Guards #4
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