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It was new comic day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What did you like?

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Graphic Novel Reporter – Alison Bechdel wins MacArthur “Genius Grant” – Congrats!

Publishers Weekly – Bookscan: Graphic Novels Up 10% In 2014 So Far – This is good news.

 

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Comic Vine – All-New X-Men #32

The Spire – Batgirl: Futures End #1

Comic Vine – Batman and Robin: Futures End #1

Comic Vine – Daredevil #8

Comic Vine – Deadpool Bi-Annual #1

Comic Vine – Edge of Spider-Verse #2

CBR – Edge of Spider-Verse #2

Comic Vine – Elektra #6

Comic Vine – The Life After #3

Comic Vine – Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #4

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man #33

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #4

Comic Vine – Thor: God of Thunder #25

Preview: The Life After #2

THE LIFE AFTER #2

Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov
Drawn by Gabo
Cover by Nick Pitarra

The afterlife is just beginning for Jude and his new friend, ERNEST F’ING HEMINGWAY, but the powers that be come to realize that there’s something very wrong in Purgatory. From Joshua Hale Failkov, the critically-acclaimed egomaniac behind THE BUNKER, and the humble and handsome breakout artist Gabo.

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The weekend is almost here! What’s everyone got planned?

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The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Constantine’s’ Lucy Griffiths Exits NBC Drama – Can’t be a good sign, can it?

 

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Comic Vine – American Vampire: Second Cycle #4

ICv2 – Forming Vol. 2

CBR – Grayson #1

Talking Comics – The Life After #1

Comicosity – New Suicide Squad #1

Talking Comics – 100th Anniversary Spider-Man #1

CBR – Spider-Man 2099 #1

Bleeding Cool – Terminal Hero #1

Talking Comics – Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #1

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It was new comic book day yesterday! For those who have read some of the new comics, what have you enjoyed or disliked?

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Janelle Rambles – Some quick convention attendance math – Pretty close to the Facebook stats!

ICv2 – David Slade Directing ‘Powers’ – Can’t wait to see this show.

Kotaku – 11 Very Cool Takes On Wonder Woman – Some cool designs.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Armor Hunters #2

Comic Vine – Avengers Undercover #7

Comic Vine – Captain Marvel #5

Comic Vine – Daredevil #5

Comic Vine – Deadpool #31

Comic Vine – Death Vigil #1

Comic Vine – Detective Comics #33

Comic Vine – Fantastic Four #7

Comic Vine – Ghosted #11

Comic Vine – Grayson #1

Comic Vine – Green Lantern Corps #33

Talking Comics – The Life After #1

Comic Vine – New Suicide Squad #1

Comic Vine – 100th Anniversary Special: Spider-Man #1

Comic Vine – Rai #3

Comic Vine – The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #13

Comic Vine – Superman/Wonder Woman #10

Comic Vine – The United States of Murder Inc. #3

Preview: The Life After #1

THE LIFE AFTER #1

Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov
Drawn and Colored by Gabo
Lettered by Crank!
Cover by Nick Pitarra

In an infinite city built on infinite sadness, there is one man capable of breaking free.  He will go through Heaven and Hell to save us all. Literally. A fantastical coming of age journey through the afterlife and beyond from Joshua Hale Fialkov (THE BUNKER, THE ULTIMATES) and breakout artist Gabo, with covers by Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECT, THE RED WING)!

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Spread01_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! Below are ten suggestions of comics, graphic novels, or trade paperbacks you should spend some extra time checking out and think about picking up.

Top Pick: Spread #1 (Image) – When humanity unleashed an ancient evil that nearly consumes the earth, one man (with a potential immunity to the mass) might hold the key to survival. Spread the word, this looks good, and is likely to be a sell-out hit.

Grayson #1 (DC) – If Dick Grayson in a new spy thriller series doesn’t grab you, their tag line HAS to: “You might think you know Nightwing – but you don’t know Dick.”

The Life After #1 (Oni Press) – Josh Fialkov’s trippy new series is an interesting look at the after life. As with Fialkov’s other work, this is one that’s not to be missed.

Lumberjanes #4 (BOOM! Studios/BOOM! Box) – Are you reading one the freshest series to come out in a LONG time? This female powered series revolves around mysteries at a summer camp. Fun, with a diverse cast, and empowering, this is the exact type of comic we should be seeing more of.

New Suicide Squad #1 (DC) – With new members (Joker’s Daughter, Deathstroke, and Black Manta) and new locations (Russia!), Task Force X just got a jolt of adrenaline.

Spider-Man 2099 #1 (Marvel) – I have mixed memories of comics in the 90s. A bright spot was some of Marvel’s 2099 line, especially Spider-Man. Because fans demanded it, Marvel is bringing it back, but with a twist. Miguel O’Hara is stuck in the present, and must deal with being a time-displaced Spider-Man.

Star Wars #19 (Dark Horse) – It will be a sad day when not only this series, but Dark Horse’s Star Wars license comes to an end. At least Dark Horse can hold their head high knowing they’ve done this intergalactic universe true justice.

The Strain Vol. 1 (Dark Horse) – Get the comic before the television series debuts this Sunday. I’m sure on Monday, everyone will be buzzing about this modern vampire tale.

The United States of Murder Inc. #3 (Marvel/Icon) – A mob tale with a twist. Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s series is so good, it’s right up there with some of my favorite movies about the mob.

The Walking Dead #129 (Skybound/Image Comics) – Writer Robert Kirkman has shaken up the story, and given us some new perspectives in the world of Rick Grimes and his people. This is the peace after the war, but is it easier to maintain than constant battle?

Oni Press Unveils Amazing Plans for 2014

Oni Press has given a glimpes of what we can expect for 2014 and it’s impressive. Get your wallets ready, all of these should be on your “buy” list and you’ll probably want to add them to your pull list to make sure you get them!

THE LIFE AFTER
July 2014

In an infinite city fueled by despair, there is one man capable of breaking free. The Life After tells the story of Jude, a unique man who will fight good, evil, and bureaucracy to escape purgatory and save humanity. Kicking off in July after a special preview issue at WonderCon in April, this dazzling, unique, new ongoing series comes from the deft hands of writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Gabo and features covers by The Manhattan ProjectsNick Pitarra!

I WAS THE CAT
August 2014

To Burma, having nine lives means having nine chances to conquer the globe.  Written by Paul Tobin and illustrated by Benjamin Dewey, I Was the Cat is an original graphic novel that tells the tale of an aspiring feline despot, present for many of the modern world’s pivotal changes, but perhaps playing a more active role than anyone would suspect…

THE PEOPLE INSIDE
August 2014

Ray Fawkes, creator of the Eisner-nominated One Soul, has created another groundbreaking, wholly unique take on the graphic novel.  16 people travel through the stages of life, love, and death, changing the page with each new step they take. Joining together, being torn apart, burning bright, fading away—each stage of life becomes an indelible change to the storytelling format.  Simply put, The People Inside is not a book to read, it’s a book to experience.

THE SIXTH GUN: DAYS OF THE DEAD
Summer 2014

Comics supergroup Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, Mike Norton, and Bill Crabtree spin a prequel yarn to the ongoing The Sixth Gun series, uncovering how the villainous Pinkerton Jesup, and Sword of Abraham priest Brother Roberto became embroiled in a race to thwart the awakening of the monstrous god Yum Kimil in this spin-off to the critically acclaimed fantasy-western saga!

METEOR MEN
September 2014

On a summer night, Alden Baylor sits in a field watching the largest meteor shower in human history. What began as teenage adventure becomes something more–the celestial event brings travelers who will change the world completely, and Alden discovers a connection to one of them.

How does a young man who had to grow up fast handle the invasion of his planet? Can Alden keep humanity from oblivion? From writer Jeff Parker (AQUAMAN, HULK) and artist Sandy Jarrell (BATMAN 66) comes this original graphic novel about adolescence, friendship, and hard decisions.

MERMIN BOOK 3: DEEP DIVE
September 2014

Joey Weiser’s all-ages hero, the prodigal merman returns! No one knows much about Mer, the underwater kingdom where Mermin the merman was born, but due to a rising conflict with the people of Atlantis, Mermin is needed back home immediately. Which means that his human friends get to accompany him and see all the aquatic wonders of Mer. But once again, Mermin is tight-lipped about his past – even when it’s swimming right in front of him. And there are enemies lurking in the seedier depths of Mer, who’ve got their sights set not only on Mermin, but on Pete and his friends!

STUMPTOWN
September 2014

Dex Parios is  back in action and she’s sticking around! This September, Portland’s favorite beleaguered P.I. stars in a brand-new, ongoing Stumptown series written by Greg Rucka and illustrated by Justin Greenwood with colors by Ryan Hill and letters by Crank!

BRIDES OF HELHEIM
October 2014

Cullen Bunn, Joëlle Jones, and Nick Filardi return to their smash hit Viking horror/fantasy series Helheim! Alone in the wilderness and living in seclusion, the Viking warrior Rikard is confronted once again by black magic and arcane monstrosities. But this time, Rikard seeks vengeance against the warlock who was once master to the witches who wove our undying hero’s bloody fate.

HELLBREAK
October 2014

Not black ops. The blackest of ops. A group of elite soldiers has been recruited by the shadowy Kerberos Corporation for a series of special missions—breaking souls out of Hell and returning them to their bodies… and replacing the evil demons possessing their mortal shells here on Earth.

A gothic, action-packed vision of Hell in a new ongoing series that evokes Inception and Aliens by way of John Carpenter from the creative forces of writer Cullen Bunn, artist Brian Churilla, and colorist Jordie Bellaire!

CIUDAD
December 2014

Created by acclaimed writer Ande Parks and Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with art by Fernando Léon, Ciudad is a brutally violent, action-packed thriller about a world-weary mercenary hired by a powerful drug lord to pull off an impossible retrieval mission in one of the world’s most dangerous locales while battling warring factions, a corrupt police force, and an city full of hired killers.

ORPHAN BLADE
December 2014

From the team of late, great writer Nick Almand and artist Jake Myler comes a manga-tinged graphic novel that tells the classic tale of a boy and his sword. Hadashi is a simple boy with simple dreams, but his life changes when a horrific accident maims his hand. Unable to hold a sword, he’s kicked out of the dojo he once called home. But the Orphan Blade is no ordinary sword. When Hadashi finds it abandoned in a marsh, he finds that not only is he able to wield it — the sword seems to be wielding him! Too bad Hadashi isn’t the only one interested in the Orphan Blade, and his ownership draws the attention of the Five Fingers of Death — a legendary and deadly group of mercenaries who have their own magical weapons.

JUNIOR BRAVES OF THE APOCALYPSE
Early 2015

After a camping trip out in the mountains with their grizzled old scoutmaster Padre, a troop of scouts, the Junior Braves, discover that the world has been wiped out in an apocalyptic disaster, and overrun with bloodthirsty mutants. Using all their scouting skills and knowledge, these young boys try to survive on their own, while searching for clues to the whereabouts of their evacuated families. It’s The Goonies meets The Walking Dead, in this first in a new young adult graphic novel series by writers Michael Tanner & Greg Smith, and artist Zach Lehner.

ARES & APHRODITE
2015

A new original graphic novel by Jamie S. Rich and Megan Levens! Will Ares is a successful divorce lawyer — which means, invariably, that he’s always pissing someone off. He’s also a hopeless romantic (go figure). Gigi Averelle is a wedding planner who’s seen enough failed marriages to know that true love doesn’t exist. And with their respective clients — movie producer Evans Beatty and Hollywood starlet Carrie Cartwright — getting hitched, Will and Gigi are about to see a whole lot more of each other. As Beatty’s ex-wives come out of the woodwork and cause mayhem for the upcoming marriage, Gigi proposes a bet — should Evans and Carrie go through with the wedding, Gigi will go on a date with Will. Should they break up, as Gigi suspects, Will must put a full-page ad in the paper revealing the number of marriages he’s ruined. Is Will a fool for love, or is this the start of a beautiful relationship?

Come see Oni Press at the following 2014 conventions across the continent! At each convention, they’ll be giving away special items and publications exclusively to fans that come to their panels and line up for signings at our booth.

Emerald City Comicon – Seattle – March 28-30
WonderCon – Anaheim – April 18-20
TCAF – Toronto – May 10-11
VanCAF – Vancouver – May 24-25
HeroesCon – Charlotte – June 20-22
SDCC – San Diego – July 23-27
PAX Prime – Seattle – August 29-September 1
NYCC – New York – October 9-12

Emerald City ComiCon will see the premiere of The Bunker #2 with an exclusive cover by Chew’s Rob Guillory as well as the debuts of Rick Spears and Chuck BB’s Black Metal Volume 3, and Cullen Bunn, Joëlle Jones, and Nick Filardi’s Helheim Book One: The Witch War!

WonderCon 2014 is fans’ first chance to get their hands on some of Oni’s exciting new titles as they premiere early editions of The Life After #1 and Princess Ugg #1!

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