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Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

iO9 – Marvel’s Daredevil Writer: ‘I Thought It Was Too Big to Fail’ – Wrong. Also, might explain the second season…. and Defenders

Kotaku – Starbreeze CEO Steps Down As Company Files For Reconstruction – Is The Walking Dead midas touch done?

 

Reviews

Newsarama – Action Comics #1005

ICv2 – The Prisoner: The Uncertainty Machine

Talking Comics – Redneck #17

Bam! Smack! Pow! – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #88

Talking Comics – The Warning #1

The Beat – The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame #1

Review: The Warning #1

An enormous machine slowly materializes in a major West Coast city. Who sent it-and why-is a mystery, understood only by the malevolent beings gliding silently toward Earth through the inky vastness of space. In response, a multinational combat brigade called Gladiator Two-Six is deployed. Outfitted with next-generation military science and weapons, they’re tasked with stopping any extraterrestrial threat that emerges.

You know the 15 minutes before the opening credits of a film that sets up the action that’s about to rock for 2 hours? That’s the first issue of The Warning, Edward Laroche‘s new series which feels like a mix of every alien invasion film and Call of Duty.

That combination isn’t bad at all but we’ve seen in the last five years the alien invasion storyline can be so much more than aliens, crack squad of military, and presumably shooting. That doesn’t mean this has to be that but from this first issue, this is more Michael Bay than anything else… so far.

Laroche delivers the set up but there’s a chance of what’s presented isn’t all the facts and we may get a story that’s a bit more nuanced than aliens bad, shoot.

Laroche also delivers the art with Brad Simpson on color and Jaymes Reed handling the lettering. The art style is interesting a feels a bit like a cell-shaded video game. It’s a style you don’t see a lot in comics and stands out for that. The characters, though unique, are generally forgettable. The combination of art and story doesn’t make anyone stand out so far and five minutes after reading the first issue the looks and names are generally forgotten.

The Warning #1 isn’t bad. There’s something kind of fun about it in the popcorn movie sort of way. But, it’s generally generic at this point with elements we’ve seen over and over. Might that change? Sure, but as a first issue, it’s an entertaining paint by numbers experience.

Story: Edward Laroche Art: Edward Laroche
Color: Brad Simpson Letterer: Jaymes Reed Editor: Donald Hodges
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.25 Recommendation: Read

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

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.

Aquaman/Justice League: Drowned Earth #1 (DC Comics) – The mini-event crossover between Justice League and Aquaman has been fun in that disaster film sort of way and we’re excited to see how it wraps up because it feels like there’s a lot of ground to cover with just one issue.

Dead Man Logan #1 (Marvel) – Logan is dying… again. But, you know what? When the issue is this good we’re good with it. A solid start to this epic event.

Hellboy and the BPRD 1956 #1 (Dark Horse) – A new Hellboy adventure? Yeah, we’re in. Especially as we wait for the new film.

Heroes in Crisis #3 (DC Comics) – Who did it!? We want to know and this series has us sucked in to see how the mystery plays out.

Hex Wives #2 (Vertigo/DC Comics) – An exploration of the patriarchy with witches… yeah, we’re sold. The first issue was great, we’re expecting the same with the second.

Ironheart #1 (Marvel) – The first issue is a lot of fun as RiRi takes the spotlight and begins to stand out from under various shadows. A fantastic first issue that’s perfect for new readers and long time fans.

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #1 (IDW Publishing/Marvel) – Marvel goes all-ages through IDW?! Marvel has been farming out various aspects of their comics and the latest has us intrigued.

Monarchs #1 (Scout Comics) – Four young geniuses are tasked with discovering and instituting an ideal method of leadership to make a utopian society that the inhabitants wish to create. Um, sold.

Old Lady Harley #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue caught us off guard as to how much fun it was. So, we’re expecting more of that with the second.

Quincredible #1 (Lion Forge Comics) – Quinton, a high school sophomore, is looking to live his best life by moonlighting as a superhero. The catch? His power is invulnerability . . . and that’s the only power he has. Sounds interesting to us!

The Warning #1 (Image Comics) – An extraterrestrial threat emerges and must be stopped. We’re always game for good sci-fi action.

The Warning Injects Poignancy into High-Concept Military Sci-Fi Action

Writer/artist Edward Laroche will launch an all-new military science fiction series, The Warning, this November from Image Comics.

An enormous machine is slowly materializing in a major metropolitan city on the West Coast. No one knows who sent it, or why—except, perhaps, for the malevolent beings gliding silently through the inky vastness of space toward Earth.

In response, a joint multinational combat brigade called Gladiator Two-Six is deployed. Outfitted with next-generation military science and weapons, they’re tasked with stopping any extraterrestrial threat that emerges.

The Warning #1 will hit stores on Wednesday, November 28th.