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Preview: The Eighth Immortal #3

The Eighth Immortal #3

(W) Jake Murray (A) Alice Li Barnes (CA) Tiffany Turrill
In Shops: Mar 31, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Curipan connects with a side of herself she’d long forgotten, and awakens a new power that frames her past in a new light. Kikan reconsiders his devotion to his wife, and Daniel’s parents wrestle with their son’s mysterious abilities. Meanwhile, General McLeod leaves a trail of bodies in his wake as he searches for a new host.

The Eighth Immortal #3

Preview: The Eighth Immortal #2

The Eighth Immortal #2

(W) Jake Murray (A) Alice Li Barnes (CA) Tiffany Turrill
In Shops: Feb 24, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Curipan recalls the origin of her immortality, as she reconsiders the rules and restrictions it has imposed on her existence. Meanwhile, the present day incarnation of a dark spirit begins to unravel immortality itself. Also, the tyranny of skinny jeans.

The Eighth Immortal #2

Review: The Eighth Immortal #1

The Eighth Immortal #1

The Eighth Immortal #1 takes us to a Highlander-like world where there’s seven immortals never more and never less, until now. The immortals have over the years had children with regular humans leading to the possible creation of more but one is tasked with preventing that, sucking the essence out that causes the change. That is, until she meets a child who might be the kid she left for dead.

Written by Jake Murray, The Eighth Immortal #1 is an interesting debut with a feel about it that gives it a vibe similar to manga. It’ extends that to the look as well but the story itself feels very influenced by that sort of story.

It’s an interesting debut fused with an emotional telling of the story. There’s a haunting aspect of it all as its clear this is a story about loss and also a questioning of this reality. Through its main character, we get doubts about the status-quo. These seven immortals live their lives and with it comes a disconnection from humanity. There’s also a sense of boredom among them. They act out in ways to make themselves feel anything at all. It brings into question if immortality is worth it and if the way things are should remain?

Alice Li Barnes‘ art is really interesting. There’s a manga influence to it with an almost ethereal quality about it. Mainly in black and white, the debut issue uses color very sparingly to emphasize certain aspects of the storytelling. There’s some fantastic page layouts in the issue changing things up from the standard squares and rectangles. Instead we get the flow of a cloak running through the panels of a page, lots of angles on panels to dramatize the moment, and overall a visually interesting layout to pages. There’s a lot packed in at times but it works.

The Eighth Immortal #1 is a pretty interesting debut comic. It’s focus on drama is a a bit unexpected as well as the comic’s clear manga influences. It’s one I want to see where it goes and what it can deliver from it’s initial groundwork here.

Story: Jake Murray Art: Alice Li Barnes Letterer: Letter Squids
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Source Point Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Other History of the DC Universe

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.

Batman: Black & White #2 (DC Comics) – Amazing art made the first issue stand out and we’re hoping for more of the same with the second.

Dead End Kids: The Suburban Job #1 (Source Point Press) – Three friends are brought back together when they find themselves in the crosshairs of a local drug dealer.

The Eighth Immortal #1 (Source Point Press) – And immortal must choose between protecting humanity and her own sanity.

I Survived Vol. 3 Nazi Invasion 1944 (Graphix) – In a Jewish ghetto, Max Rosen and his sister, Zena, struggle to live after their father is taken away by the Nazis.

Kaiju Score #3 (AfterShock) – Things are of course going sideways when it comes to the heist and it’s thankfully entertaining watching things go wrong.

Loot #1 (Scout Comics/Scoot) – Emily D. Jackson works for her newly retired mom in loss prevention at a big box superstore by day and turns her passion for theft into part-time treasure hunting on the side.

Nailbiter Returns #9 (Image Comics) – The series has been a fantastic “horror sequel” taking all of the tropes and expectations of being one and mixing it up. If you’re a fan of the genre, the series as a whole is worth checking out.

The Other History of the DC Universe #2 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – The first issue was jaw dropping and the second has us just as impressed. This series continues to look at the history of DC through the perspective of its minority characters. This issue, the Teen Titans.

Stake #1 (Scout Comics) – As a member of the Vampire Bounty Hunter Union, and with the help of her ancient vampiric mentor Jessamy, Angel’s out to track down the bloodthirsty monsters who destroyed her life.

Strange Academy #7 (Marvel) – The series has been a lot of fun with fantastic artwork. The danger is increasing now as we’re past the introduction and this is becoming one of Marvel’s best regular releases.

Taarna #2 (Heavy Metal) – The first issue delivered a cosmic trippy story and we’re excited to see where this series goes from here. With solid visuals and grand scope, the series feels like an homage to Jack Kirby.

Preview: The Eighth Immortal #1

The Eighth Immortal #1

(W) Jake Murray (A) Alice Li Barnes (CA) Tiffany Turrill, Gracie Bifulco
In Shops: Jan 27, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Curipan has spent her immortality protecting humanity from the threat of an ancient prophecy. But time and a secret trauma have worn her down, forcing her to choose between her duty and her sanity. The Eighth Immortal is a scandalous fantasy that asks the question, should anything last forever?

The Eighth Immortal #1

Discover What it Means to Live Forever in The Eighth Immortal

Immortality and illumination. Writer Jacob Murray lures comics readers into a whole new realm of fantasy, before purgatory and undying, with The Eighth Immortal #1 from Source Point Press. Alongside the burgeoning and mystical anime artist, Alice Li Barnes, with cover art by Tiffany Turrill.

Curipan has spent her immortality protecting humanity from the threat of an ancient prophecy. But time and a secret trauma have worn her down, forcing her to choose between her duty and her sanity. The Eighth Immortal is a scandalous fantasy that asks the question, should anything last forever?

The Eighth Immortal #1 is slated for release Jan 27, 2021, with three monthly issues to follow. Letters by LetterSquids. Incentive Cover B by G. Bifulco.

The Eighth Immortal #1

Early Preview: The Eighth Immortal #1 (of 4)

The Eighth Immortal #1 (of 4)

(W) Jake Murray (A) Alice Li Barnes (CA) Tiffany Turrill
In Shops: Jan 27, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Curipan has spent her immortality protecting humanity from the threat of an ancient prophecy. But time and a secret trauma have worn her down, forcing her to choose between her duty and her sanity. The Eighth Immortal is a scandalous fantasy that asks the question, should anything last forever?

The Eighth Immortal #1 (of 4)