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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Seven Secrets #2

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 #99 (DC Comics) – Easily the best issue of “Joker War” so far. This is the point where it finally comes together and gets us hyped for Batman #100.

Detective Comics #1027 (DC Comics) – DC celebrates 1000 issues since Batman’s debut. It’s packed full of creators and as always these are a fun read.

Giant-Size X-Men: Storm #1 (Marvel) – Storm is supposed to get the spotlight soon and it begins with this issue. It’ll be a key one from our reading of things.

Guantanamo Voices: True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison (Abrams Comicarts) – Journalist Sarah Mirk tell the stories of ten people whose lives were shaped by the prison including prisoners, lawyers, social workers, and service members.

Heavy #1 (Vault Comics) – The series is going to be a hit. We already have two positive reviews and more on the way. Read our reviews here and here.

Iron Man #1 (Marvel) – A new volume and a back to basics. We’re excited to see what Christopher Cantwell brings as a writer because his Doom has been amazing.

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio (Abrams Comicarts) – If you don’t know the history, this is a good place the start.

The Mueller Report (IDW Publishing) – We’ve been excited for this since it was announced. Shannon Wheeler and Steve Duin take on the infamous report giving their own entertaining spin.

Seven Secrets #2 (BOOM! Studios) – The first issue was a lot of fun about a secret order protecting something that could potentially change/destroy the world. We’re excited to see where this series goes from the debut and if it can keep up the energy.

Slaughterhouse-Five (BOOM! Studios) – The classic book is adapted into comics for the first time.

Stillwater #1 (Image Comics) – A new horror series from Chip Zdarsky, Mike Spicer, and Ramon K. Perez. Those names alone make it a buy.

Tenacious D: Post Apocalypto (Fantagraphics) -Tenacious D comes to comics in this graphic novel! “Music” comics are a big thing right now and this graphic novel is sure to be wanted by fans of the band.

You Look Like Death: Tales from the Umbrella Academy #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – We loved the issue and you can read our review here. If you’re an Umbrella Academy fan, it’s a buy.

Preview: The Mueller Report

The Mueller Report

(W) Shannon Wheeler, Steve Duin (A/CA) Shannon Wheeler
In Shops: Sep 16, 2020
SRP: $15.99

It’s the greatest WHODUNIT of our time… or a new low for “Presidential Harassment!”

Shannon Wheeler, Eisner Award-winning New Yorker cartoonist (Too Much Coffee Man, Sh*t My President Says, God is Disappointed in You), and veteran journalist Steve Duin (The Oregonian, Comics: Between the Panels, Oil and Water) turn their critical eye on The Mueller Report-a comprehensive, understandable, and readable graphic novel version of the book every patriot needs.

Fight the spin spewing forth from both parties and political pulpits and check out this graphic novel that brings a 400-page legal document down to size. Wheeler and Duin, in graphic form, bring to life scenes detailed in the report: from the infamous Trump Tower Meeting of 2016 to Trump exclaiming “I’m f*cked” upon finding out he was the subject of investigation. It’s in the report and it’s in the graphic novel!

The Mueller Report: Graphic Novel borrows style from classic private detective yarns, complete with a villainous rogues’ gallery, nail-biting cliffhangers, and a lone lawman standing proud against the wave of crime.

See Trump berate his Attorney General. Watch a petulant Commander-in-Chief lob insults at the White House counsel. Witness the “witch hunt” as it happened, cataloged as only the top lawman in the country could!

This staggering laundry list of questionable contacts, misleading statements, unreported engagements, and possible coordination-enough to stun any student of the U.S. Constitution-is laid bare with a cold, satirical edge.

Now includes new BONUS MATERIAL! Wheeler and Duin take on the Ukrainian Call and the Whistleblower Complaint that ignited the Impeachment!

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You may Tweet in anger. But most importantly, you will be reading the report for yourself!

The Mueller Report

Cut Through the Spin with The Mueller Report Graphic Novel

The Mueller Report Graphic Novel

On March 24, 2019, the White House released a four-page press release presenting its summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 Presidential election. On April 18, 2019, the actual redacted report was finally provided to the public. The difference between these conclusions have led to much debate, and while clearly Mueller’s findings are pivotal to our understanding of modern political history, national security, and American democracy, most Americans have still not read the entire 448-page report to be fully informed on the topic.

In The Mueller Report Graphic Novel, Eisner Award-winning New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler and veteran Oregonian journalist Steve Duin reach for truth against a torrent of political spin to lay bare the findings of Mueller’s investigative team. Wheeler and Duin capture history in ink, providing a clear, concise, and entertaining way for readers to truly understand the conclusions that Mueller recorded during his exhaustive investigation.

Debuting on September 15thThe Mueller Report: Graphic Novel joins a pantheon of political cartooning titles published by IDW and imprint Top Shelf Productions.

Encouraging readers to ignore the interpretations of political parties and cable news pundits, this comprehensive graphic novel brings to life a range of key scenes, beginning with Trump’s campaign and continuing over three years of his administration. The staggering laundry list of Trump’s inner circle’s controversial contacts, statements, and perhaps even coordination — enough to overwhelm any student of the U.S. Constitution — provides a roadmap to understanding events of the past four years.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What are you excited for? What do you plan to get? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Sequart Organization – You Humans Love Your Symbolism, Chapter 2: Visions of the Future and the Past in Powers of X #1 – An interesting look into the series.

Review

The Beat – The Mueller Report

The Mueller Report

Review: The Mueller Report Illustrated The Obstruction Investigation

The Mueller Report Illustrated The Obstruction Investigation

As affecting as the last four years have been, it is a lot can be said about political dissidence. Never in my life, have I seen such doubt towards government and their motives. It’s truly unnerving to see how the world views America and even more so, the disdain and ridicule which has become commonplace. It’s no wonder why so many people who are of age, can hearken back to the age of Nixon and how the highest seat in the land was seen with a substantial lack of honor.

That is why when those in power are called to account for their actions, it becomes disheartening to see when they look at it as being called to stand firm but as a crucible. This is exactly why when the Mueller Report finally came out, it fell into two extremes. Either they dismissed it or embraced it. The thing is no one really knows for sure every instance called out in the document, which is why the Washington Post staff did a deep dive, looking at the most prevalent incidents in the Mueller Report Illustrated: The Obstruction Investigation.

The first chapter did a deep dive into the first two years of Trump’s dealings with Russia, before the election, and how Michael Flynn engaged in sanctions with Russian officials on behalf of the yet seated administration and his constant influence on James Comey to not pursue prosecution against Flynn. In the second chapter, we get a behind the scenes look at how James Comey got fired and the PR nightmare that followed with it. In the third chapter, we find out how Robert Mueller, got brought into the inquiry, and the constant pettifogging the administration enacted to downplay his findings. In the fourth chapter, we find out how Corey Lewandowski got reined into the inquiry, imploring Attorney General Jeff Sessions to purposely interfere in the investigation and Sessions’ second resignation letter. In the fifth chapter, he gets into Trump’s mistrust with Don McGahn, White House counsel, and his constant teetering on pushing questionable actions. In the sixth chapter, gets into Trump’s public attacks against those who cooperated with testimony in regards to Russia’s meddling with the 2016 election. Finally, in the epilogue, it gets into the series of events which eventually lead to the beginning of the impeachment hearings.

Overall, an engaging and sometimes frenetic story that outlines America’s story since 2016. The story by the staff of the Washington Post is more than relevant, it is quite dystopian in scope. The art by Jan Feindt is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that is pertinent and maddening, yet important.

Story: Roslaind Helderson and The Washington Post staff
Art:  Jan Feindt
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

The Mueller Report Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment from Shannon Wheeler and Steve in April 2020

The Mueller Report: Graphic Novel

It’s the greatest WHODUNIT of our time… or a new low for “Presidential Harassment!”

Shannon Wheeler, Eisner Award-winning New Yorker cartoonist (Too Much Coffee ManSh*t My President SaysGod is Disappointed in You), and veteran journalist Steve Duin (The OregonianComics: Between the PanelsOil and Water) turn their critical eye on the Mueller Report – a comprehensive, understandable, and readable graphic novel version of the book every patriot needs.

Fight the spin spewing forth from both parties and political pulpits and check out this graphic novel that brings a 400-page legal document down to size. Wheeler and Duin, in graphic form, bring to life scenes detailed in the report: from the infamous Trump Tower Meeting of 2016 to Trump exclaiming “I’m f*cked” upon finding out he was the subject of investigation. It’s in the report and it’s in the graphic novel!

The Mueller Report: Graphic Novel borrows style from classic private detective yarns, complete with a villain’s rogues’ gallery, nail-biting cliffhangers, and a lone lawman standing proud against the wave of crime.

See Trump berate his Attorney General. Watch a petulant Commander-in-Chief lob insults at the White House counsel. Witness the “witch hunt” as it happened, cataloged as only the top lawman in the country could!

This staggering laundry list of questionable contacts, misleading statements, unreported engagements, and possible coordination — enough to stun any student of the U.S. Constitution — is laid bare with a cold, satirical edge.

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You may Tweet in anger. But most importantly, you will be reading the report for yourself!

“It’s the Mueller Report… with pictures… and funny,” explains Wheeler.

The Mueller Report: Graphic Novel goes on sale in April 2020.