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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

X-Men #1

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.

Absolute Carnage #4 (Marvel) – The event has been going strong and we really want to see where it all goes as it gets bigger and bigger as far as characters involved.

Crazy #1 (Marvel) – Celebrating 80 years of Marvel with this bit of a throwback comic.

Killswitch #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – The concept kind of sounds like Minority Report but the idea of clairvoyants looking to escape captivity still sounds interesting enough to check out.

Marked #1 (Image Comics) – A double-sized premiere about a secret order that protects the world by using their tattooed powers.

The Mask: I Pledge Allegiance to the Mask #1 (Dark Horse) – The Mask is back with what sounds like a timely political spin to it.

Metal Men #1 (DC Comics) – The classic characters get a twelve issue miniseries and picks up on Nth Metal and the Dark Multiverse. We’re intrigued.

Once & Future #3 (BOOM! Studios) – Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora have been killing it with this modern fantasy series. Great action and great characters with an interesting twist.

Robotech Remix #1 (Titan Comics) – The next step in the Robotech franchise. We’re excited to see what Brenden Fletcher does with it!

Something is Killing the Children #2 (BOOM! Studios) – Children dying in towns seems to be a big “genre” now but this series stands out with it’s delivery on the topic. Just a solid mix of mystery and horror.

Superman Smashes the Klan #1 (DC Comics) – We’ve wanted to read this since it was announced. The series is inspired by the famous 1940s radio serial.

Superman: Year One #3 (DC Comics) – Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s take on Superman wraps up and after a gonzo and cringey second issue…

Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Batman Knightfall #1 (DC Comics) – DC launches a new line of comics that takes major DC events and shows us the Dark Multiverse take on them. We’re excited for all of this.

Trees: Three Fates #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue returned us to the world of “Trees” but that aspect seems to not matter as much. Three Fates is more murder mystery than sci-fi weirdness but with a unique setting and solid pacing, it’s a must for those that enjoy that type of story.

X-Men #1 (Marvel) – Dawn of X launches!

Preview: Life is Strange #9

Life is Strange #9

Author(s): Emma Vieceli
Artist(s): Claudia Leonardi, Andrea Izzo
Cover Artist(s): Claudia Leonardi (A), Game Art (B), T-Shirt (C), Roberta Ingranata (D), Blank (E)

Max, Chloe, and Rachel return in the official Life is Strange comic – continuing the story of the award-winning game from Square Enix and DONTNOD! Acclaimed writers Emma Vieceli and artists Claudia Leonardi and Andrea Izzo bring these beloved heroines to life for a highly anticipated third arc!

Life is Strange #9

Preview: Tank Girl Forever #7

Tank Girl Forever #7

Author(s): Alan Martin
Artist(s): Brett Parson
Cover Artist(s): Brett Parson (A), Julian Bishop (B), Shaky Kane (C)

Tank Girl Forever (3 of 4). Tank Girl’s superhero shocker hits new heights of intensity (and idiocy) as a long-dead friend returns! Well, a long-dead acquaintance, at least. Episode three of a fast-paced and funny new story from original creator Alan Martin and fan-favorite artist Brett Parson!

Tank Girl Forever #7

Preview: The Illuminati Ball

The Illuminati Ball

Author(s): Cynthia von Buhler
Artist(s): Cynthia von Buhler

Acclaimed author and visual artist Cynthia von Buhler (Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini) brings her legendary immersive theater production The Illuminati Ball to the page as a stunning graphic novel! At an exclusive and secretive gathering, attendees find themselves guests of the revolutionary Pig King – and his ensemble of fellow gene-spliced hybrids! The Illuminati Ball merges myth and mystery to tell an unforgettable story about power, cruelty, deceit, betrayal, and insatiable hunger for freedom.

The Illuminati Ball

Preview: Robotech: Remix #1

Robotech: Remix #1

Author(s): Brenden Fletcher
Artist(s): Elmer Damaso
Cover Artist(s): Karl Kerschl (A), Elmer Damaso (B), Rico Renzi (C), Action Figure (D), Jon Lam (E)
Retail Price: $3.99
Ship Date/Month: October 9, 2019

Robotech is reborn from the ashes of Event Horizon! New writer Brenden Fletcher (Motorcrush, Isola) and artist Elmer Damaso (Robotech/Voltron) boot up Robotech: Remix, an all-new series that will take beloved characters and iconic mecha to places fans have never seen before!

Robotech: Remix #1

Underrated: Thrud the Barbarian

This column is a rerun from late 2018. Enjoy!

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way. This week:  Thrud the Barbarian


Another week, and yet another case of “Alex bought something for Underrated without knowing anything about it beforehand,” or it would be had Alex not received Carl Critchlow‘s Thrud the Barbarian  a few years  ago from the now defunct Comic Bento. Published by Titan Comics, the trade paperback collects the original Thrud the Barbarian five issue miniseries, as well as a couple of single page shorts from White Dwarf magazine, and was originally published in 2013. If you missed this when it first came out, don’t be surprised – I’m not sure it was ever released on a large scale outside Britain.

Thrud the Barbarian is what I’d consider a quintessentially British comic; it blends in equal parts the violence , chaos and destruction that one would expect from a Conan parody with the silliness and tongue in cheek humour that wouldn’t feel out of place in a Monty Python skit. But with a lot more smashed heads and limbs flying free of bodies. The Titan Comics collection consists of five stories that can be read independently of each other (seven if you’re counting the bonus strips), or in one go – which is what I did when rereading it recently.

Honestly, I reread it because I was reorganizing my bookcase and saw the cover again and wanted something fun, easy and not too deep or involved to read. Thrud was certainly that, and I loved every irreverent thought, every stunningly painted cover, and the computer coloured artwork. It was exactly the kind of book that I needed to read after a busy week, a book that I am glad I own, and one I am even happier that I noticed on the shelf.

Thrud2

As a fan of heroic fantasy books, I loved Critchlow’s send up of the genre; the visualization and sight gags and some brilliant punchlines across all the stories in in the collection. I loved every aspect of this book; the sound effects, the dumb-as-a-post hero just wants his beer and the cartoon-like hyper violence that ties it all together in such a lovely package.

Without a doubt this is one of my favourite books I’ve ever written about for this column, even if I did forget I owned it for a little while.

And yet, had it not been for the Bento box, I would never have heard of this book. Which is easily one of the best aspects of the online blind box subscription thingies – the introduction to new and exciting books and comics you otherwise would never have been exposed to. Consequently, this is a book I don’t see getting the love it deserves – that’s why the book is Underrated.


Join us next week when we look at something else that is, for whatever reason, Underrated.

Preview: Blade Runner 2019 #4

Blade Runner 2019 #4

Author(s): Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artist(s): Andres Guinaldo
Cover Artist(s) Rafael Albuquerque (A), Syd Mead (B), Andres Guinaldo (C)
Retail Price: $3.99

The climax to the first original comic series set in the world of Blade Runner! Detective Ash discovers the truth behind her mysterious client, his kidnapped family, and the Replicant conspiracy hidden throughout Los Angeles! From writer Michael Green (screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049) and Mike Johnson (Star Trek), and illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America)!

NYCC 2019: Titan Comics’ Panels and Signings

This New York Comic Con, Titan Comics (booth #2142) brings a fantastic offering of exciting debuts, limited editions, show variants and appearances from a host of amazing creators!

Throughout the show (October 3-6), New York Comic Con attendees will have an opportunity to meet some of Titan’s creators including Jody Houser (Doctor Who), Brenden Fletcher (Robotech Remix), VE Schwab (Shades of Magic), Mike Johnson (Blade Runner) and Cynthia von Buhler (The Illuminati Ball).

Titan’s critically acclaimed new Blade Runner comic series hits NYCC with three blockbuster offerings – a special #1 NYCC variant by John Royle, #1 virgin variant by Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau and an #1-#4 Syd Mead (Blade Runner’s legendary concept artist) NYCC virgin variant pack. Plus, writer Mike Johnson and colorist Marco Lesko will be at Titan Booth #2142 during the show to meet fans and sign copies.

Robotech Remix #1 – the hotly anticipated radical reimagining of the Sci Fi mecha anime classic – debuts a week before its general release with a special #1 NYCC virgin variant by artist Karl Kerschl and creator signings at Titan Booth #2142 with the Robotech Remix creative team – New York Times best-selling new writer Brenden Fletcher, colorist Marco Lesko and cover artist Karl Kerschl. Plus, Titan will be bringing its full Robotech backlist, which comes with a free limited edition Robotech SDF-1 pin with purchase – only available at Titan Booth #2142!

Fan favorite Thirteenth Doctor writer Jody Houser and artists Enrica Eren Angiolini & Roberta Ingranata look back on the first year of the new Doctor’s comic adventures, and reveal future plans including a sneak peak of the upcoming Holiday special and a special announcement that fans will not want to miss in a special Doctor Who comics panel on Saturday, October 5 at 5:15pm, room 1B03.

Shades of Magic The Steel Prince: Night Of Knives Vol.2 by NY Times bestselling author V.E Schwab debuts at the show with a limited edition Shades of Magic pin – only available at Titan Booth #2142. Plus V.E Schwab will be at the Titan Booth #2142 to sign copies and chat to fans.

The Illuminati Ball – described as Eyes Wide Shut meets The Island of Doctor Moreau, artist and author Cynthia von Buhler’s graphic novel adaptation of her stunning immersive theater event (which takes place in New York on October 4) debuts at NYCC. Attendees on Thursday will be able to meet Cynthia at the Titan Booth #2142 and also get the chance to win 2 tickets (worth over $500) for Friday’s masked ball event at a secret temple in Manhattan in a special social media photo contest – just look out for The Pig King and Baroness de Rothschild cosplayers walking around the show for details to enter.

Titan will be offering attendees more special variants and debuts, including: Three videogame tie-in titles debut at NYCC – Life Is Strange #9 (new arc) debuts with an exclusive show variant cover by artist Claudia Leonardi, Assassin’s Creed The Fall & The Chain – brand new graphic novel which follows the rise and fall of a new Assassin in Russia, and Watch Dogs Vol. 1 – based on the hit-video game of the same name.

Plus, Ryuko Vol.2 – the conclusion to Eldo Yoshimizu’s stunning manga story; Star Trek: Classic Picard – a behind-the-scenes guide to the voyages of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, and Star Wars Rogues, Scoundrels and Bounty Hunters – definitive guide to the denizens of Star Wars’ underworld, with revealing features and interviews.

Other limited editions available at Titan Booth #2142 include: a free Snowpiercer luggage tag with purchase of Titan’s Snowpiercer graphic novels, including the brand-new prequel – Snowpiercer Extinction Vol. 1; a Bloodborne Vol. 1 – 3 pack with a signed art card by artist Jeff Stokely; Doctor Who: Thirteenth Doctor Vol. 1 with a signed art card by Jody Houser; Ms Tree: One Mean Mother with a signed art card by Max Allan Collins; Death of Stalin with a signed art card by Armando Iannucci (movie director) and Sherlock Vol.1-3 Box Set with a signed art card by Steven Moffat.

See below for a full list of Titan Comics booth signings and programming information:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

SIGNING: ROBOTECH REMIX #1
Thursday, October 3; 1:45pm; Titan Booth #2142

Writer Brenden Fletcher, and artists Karl Kerschl & Marco Lesko will be signing copies of Robotech Remix #1 NYCC variant.

SIGNING: THE ILLUMINATI BALL
Thursday, October 3; 3pm; Titan Booth #2142

Writer/artist Cynthia Von Buhler will be signing copies of The Illuminati Ball graphic novel.

SIGNING: SHADES OF MAGIC
Thursday, October 3; 5pm; Titan Booth #2142

Writer V.E. Schwab will be signing copies of Shades Of Magic The Steel Prince Vol.1 and Shades Of MagicThe Steel Prince:  Night Of Knives Vol.2.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

SIGNING: ROBOTECH REMIX #1
Friday, October 4; 12:30pm; Titan Booth #2142

Writer Brenden Fletcher, and artist Karl Kerschl will be signing copies of Robotech Remix #1 NYCC variant.

SIGNING: DOCTOR WHO
Friday, October 4; 3pm; Titan Booth #2142

Jody Houser will be signing copies of Doctor Who Thirteenth Doctor A New Beginning Vol.1 and Doctor Who Thirteenth Doctor Vol.2.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

SIGNING: BLADE RUNNER
Saturday, October 5; 3:30pm; Titan Booth #2142

Mike Johnson & Marco Lesko will be signing copies of Blade Runner comics – a special #1 NYCC variant by John Royle, #1 virgin variant by Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau and an NYCC virgin variant Syd Mead (Blade Runner’s legendary concept artist) #1-#4 pack.

PANEL: DOCTOR WHO COMICS
Saturday, October 5; 5:15pm; Room 1B03

Titan’s Doctor Who comics continue to go from strength to strength since the launch of The Thirteenth Doctor last year. Fan favorite Thirteenth Doctor writer Jody Houser (Thirteenth Doctor ongoing comic) and artists Enrica Eren Angiolini & Roberta Ingranata look back on the first year of the new Doctor’s comic adventures, and reveal future plans with the new Fam, dangerous monsters and some favourite faces, plus exclusive sneak peaks of the upcoming Holiday special!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6

STAGE/LIVESTREAM: BLADE RUNNER
Sunday, October 6; 11:30am; SyFy Stage

Go behind-the-scenes of Titan’s brand-new Blade Runner comic series with Mike Johnson (Writer), Jeff Connor (Alcon Entertainment) and David Leach (Editor).

SIGNING: BLADE RUNNER
Sunday, October 6; 12pm; Titan Booth #2142

Mike Johnson & Marco Lesko will be signing copies of Blade Runner comics – a special #1 NYCC variant by John Royle, #1 virgin variant by Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau and an NYCC virgin variant Syd Mead (Blade Runner’s legendary concept artist) #1-#4 pack.

SIGNING: SHADES OF MAGIC
Sunday, October 6; 1:30pm; Titan Booth #2142

Writer V.E. Schwab will be signing copies of Shades Of Magic The Steel Prince Vol.1 and Shades Of Magic The Steel Prince: Night Of Knives Vol.2

Review: Snowpiercer: Extinction

How did the world go to crap? Snowpiercer: Extinction is the first prequel volume to the sci-fi apocalyptic epic.

Story: Matz, Jean-Marc Rochette
Art: Jean-Marc Rochette
Color: José Villarrubia
Letterer: Lauren Bowes

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Transformers: Galaxies #1

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.

Bad Reception #2 (Aftershock) – The first issue was fantastic with an Agatha Christie vibe and commentary on modern technology. Hoping for more of the same with the second issue.

Batman/Superman #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue setting up the next major story of corrupted heroes was surprisingly good. With an evil Shazam now staring at our heroes, this issue should be full of action and excitement.

Bloodshot #1 (Valiant) – It’s a new beginning for the classic character as Valiant begins to focus on the upcoming film.

Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown (Pantheon Books) – Chris Ware’s latest highly anticipated graphic novel that takes on nothing less than humanity and existence.

Criminal #8 (Image Comics) – Stil one of the best comics on the market. If you like crime stories, it’s a must get.

Frogcatchers (Gallery 13) – Jeff Lemire’s latest graphic novel is a surreal descent into one man’s psychosis.

Harleen #1 (DC Comics/DC’s Black Label) – Stejpan Sejic takes on Harley Quinn and we’re beyond excited to see the result.

Meyer (Humanoids) – An imaginary biography of the legendary Jewish mobster as he attempts to organize his last con job. It just sounds fun.

New Mutants: War Children #1 (Marvel) – Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz reteam for this never before told story of the New Mutants’ past.

The Plot #1 (Vault Comics) – A new horror story from Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel, and Josh Hixson in time for Halloween.

Powers of X #5 (Marvel) – We’ve been debating a lot internally about this series but no matter good or bad, we all want to see where this goes.

Red Winter #3 (Scout Comics) – We thought this was a straight-up gangster series set in Russia but the end of the second issue has our heads still spinning and wanting to see what’s next.

Relics of Youth #1 (Vault Comics) – Teenagers around the world deam of a mysterious island. Then one day they all wake up with tattoos only six of them can see. It’s a mysterious discovery of an unknown paradise.

SFSX #1 (Image Comics) – This was to be a part of Vertigo’s relaunch but not so much. That alone has us intrigued.

Snowpiercer: Extinction (Titan Comics) – A prequel to the fantastic sci-fi series. We love the originals and can’t wait for anything new in this universe.

Strikeforce #1 (Marvel) – Blade, Angela, Spider-Woman, Wiccan, the Winter Soldier, Monica Rambeau and Daimon Hellstrom join forces and that lineup alone has us excited.

Transformers Galaxies #1 (IDW Publishing) – IDW’s Transformers relaunch has a bit mixed in quality but a new series focused on the Constructicans has us intrigued.

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