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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Monarch #1

Wednesdays (and 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.

A Home Without (Northwest Press) – An autobiographical graphic novel about a boy growing up in the Bible Belt of the 1980s.

Bishop: War College #1 (Marvel) – Bishop is leading and teaching a new team!

The Exiled #1 (WhatNot Publishing) – Wesley Snipes doing a comic. Nuff said.

Harrower #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A new horror series from Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel that sounds like a nice throwback to slasher/horror films of the 70s and 80s.

How I Became a Shoplifter #1 (Sumerian Comics) – A year by year look at the final generation of juvenile delinquents before technology took over. The concept sounds really intriguing.

I Am the Law: How Judge Dredd Predicted Our Future (Rebellion/2000AD) – Blending comic book history with contemporary radical theories on policing, I Am The Law takes key Dredd stories from the last 45 years and demonstrates how they provide a unique wake up call about our gradual, and not so gradual, slide towards authoritarian policing.

Marry Me a Little (Graphic Mundi) – Recounting same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges made gay marriage the law of the land.

Monarch #1 (Image Comics) – Growing up in the city of Compton is tough enough as it is, but as Travon has learned all too well, growing up as an orphan in the city of Compton with gang members hunting you down every day is even tougher. But all of that is about to change, because today is the day that aliens make first contact with Earth-and it only spells doom for life as we know it! Read our glowing review here!

Red Goblin #1 (Marvel) – Normie Osborn gets his own symbiote. We’re hoping this isn’t the expansion of too many symbiotes again but it’s clearly leading somewhere.

Saga of a Doomed Universe #3 (CEX Publishing) – In 1984, the unlikeliest heroes emerge at the world’s end: a memory-powered loser named Super-Sleuth and the often-held-hostage heroine, Psionica. Reality itself is now threatened!

The Secret History of Black Punk: Record Zero (Silver Sprocket) – An illustrated roll-call for punk, post-punk, hardcore, no wave, and experimental bands from ground zero until now.

Space Job #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – After five long years of soul-crushing servitude as a chef’s assistant, Danny Sheridan is getting his dream job in space as First Officer aboard the SS George H.W. Bush. But on his first day he finds himself crashing back to reality. Nothing seems right. We’re intrigued by this one.

Spy Superb #2 (Dark Horse Comics) – Matt Kindt alone sells this one for us but the first issue was amazing. The series is about spies so perfect, they don’t realize they’re spies!

Static: Shadows of Dakota #1 (DC Comics/Milestone) – Static is back! The second season kicks off here as a new threat lurks in the shadows!

Storm and the Brotherhood of Mutants #1 (Marvel) – A “Sins of Sinister” series. The debut was solid and Storm leading a resistance against Sinister sounds too awesome.

Under the Banner of King Death (Beacon Press) – Set at the pinnacle of the “Golden Age” of Atlantic piracy, this novel follows three unlikely companions, who are sold into servitude on a merchant ship and unwittingly thrust into a voyage of rebellion.

Check out Silver Sprocket’s February releases!

Golden Record

By Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
On sale 02/15/23

Golden Record is a bilingual English/Spanish poetry magazine & autofiction chapbook lusciously written & illustrated by award-winning graphic novelist Rosemary Valero-O’Connell.

It is an amalgamation of words & images brought together to become more than the sum of their parts, exploring the body as the site & host of all pleasure and pain, &, as its name pays homage to, a collection of dispatches from life on earth.

Sugar and Other Stories

By Joy San
On sale 02/22/23

A devoted yet amoral creature ensures a girl’s blood sugar stays up. A gory ritual creates a charming woman’s perfect smile. A neglected and overworked wife is slowly subsumed by violent fantasies. In this collection of short horror comics, cartoonist Joy San masterfully explores the ways in which we contort and control ourselves, balancing the bloody and brutal with unexpected levity.


By Nicole Goux
On sale 02/08/22

In this mini art-book full of lush illustrations, artist Nicole Goux captures the sacred rites of getting ready to go out: the quiet before the party, the anticipation before the date, and the spiritual creation of self in the safe space of your inner sanctuary.

The Secret History of Black Punk: Record Zero

By Raeghan Buchanan
On sale 02/01/23

The Secret History of Black Punk: Record Zero by Raeghan Buchanan is an illustrated roll-call for punk, post-punk, hardcore, no-wave, and experimental bands from ground zero ‘til now. A starting point for anyone curious, another reference for those who devour all genre-related things, or a cool artifact for anyone in the know.

This book is part of an ongoing series that covers musicians like Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Poly Styrene, Don Letts, Minority Threat, and many others. From LA to London, from the early 1900s till today, Buchanan examines and presents narratives to show how Black musicians shape (and are shaped by) the world we live in.