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Preview: Blade Runner 2019 #6

Blade Runner 2019 #6

Author(s): Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artist(s): Andres Guinaldo
Cover Artist(s): Rian Hughes (CVR A), Syd Mead (CVR B), Andres Guinaldo (CVR C)

Michael Green, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049, and co-writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek, Supergirl) begin a new story in the smash hit sci-fi comic set in the iconic world of Blade Runner! Seven years after her disastrous last case, veteran Blade Runner Ash is low on cash and short on options… Illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America).

Blade Runner 2019 #6

Preview: Star Trek: Voyager 25th Anniversary Special HC

Star Trek: Voyager 25th Anniversary Special HC

A deluxe collector’s edition celebrating 25 years of the much-loved show with a behind-the-scenes guide to the classic Star Trek series.

Presenting all-new interviews and features on the characters, cast, and crew of Star Trek Voyager with rarely seen photos and art. An essential companion for all fans of Star Trek.

 Star Trek: Voyager 25th Anniversary Special HC

Review: Adler #1

Adler #1

Adler #1 is kind of a nerdfest for anyone who enjoys Victorian literature with such luminaries as Jane Eyre, Estella Havisham, the vampire Carmilla, and even Ayesha from H. Rider Haggard’s She. Writer Lavie Tidhar and artist Paul McCaffrey let the women of these (For better or worse) long enduring late 19th century British novels have just as much fun as the male characters as they engage in shoot outs, witty repartee, and cloak and dagger scheming.

The story begins in the dark, PTSD-inducing imperalist haze of the Second Boer War in South Africa, which establishes Jane as a capable protagonist, who is relegated to the position of nurse even though she does the work of a doctor. While Irene Adler is much more verbose, Jane is a keen observer with McCaffrey giving he quick glances and facial expressions that look like processing or deep thinking. She is a sympathetic POV character and is much more than the sidekick that Adler monologues to as shown by the last several intrigue-filled pages.

Paul McCaffrey has already worked on the comic adaptation of Kim Newman’s fantastic Victorian alternate history novel Anno Dracula (Seriously, it kept me awake on a 10 hour drive from Washington, DC to Louisville, Kentucky.) so cobblestone streets, corsets, cravats, and steampunk blimps come naturally to him. His art is easy to follow and is naturalistic, but a little messed up just like Steve Dillon’s work. McCaffrey’s one weakness is a case of same face with the female characters who aren’t Ayesha, but thankfully, he emphasizes their different hair colors and fashion choices. Carmilla has a Goth thing going for her, Irene Adler is more steampunk, and Estella is an upper class mad scientist. Fashion and costume choice definitely helps establish character in Adler #1.

Another amusing part of Adler #1 is how minimized, and honestly pathetic, the role of the male characters are in the narrative. Irene Adler trolls Moriarty, who comes across as a villain of the week instead of a conniving Big Bad like Andrew Scott’s portrayal in BBC’s Sherlock that had the Internet shrieking every time he was even hinted to appear on the screen. Also, Holmes himself is a non-entity that doesn’t even appear on-panel because he’s too busy chasing rumors of giant hounds on the moors. Instead Adler #1 is about the extreme competence of Irene Adler as well as Jane Eyre trying to find her place in early 20th century England while Ayesha and Carmilla scheme and hint at plots just beginning to unravel.

With more of an emphasis on action, flashy, yet readable visuals, and character personality instead of mystery, Adler #1 is wonderful first course into Lavie Tidhar and Paul McCaffrey’s female-fronted world of Victorian character crossovers. The relationship between Jane and Adler is intrigued, there’s some gunplay, and Tidhar and McCaffrey definitely left me wanting more. Adler is a penny dreadful for the 2020s. I’m looking forward to see the relationship between Jane and Irene Adler develop just as much as the next cool late 19th century/early 20th century female historical figure or literary character cameo.

Story: Lavie Tidhar Art: Paul McCaffrey Letters: Simon Bowland
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.3 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Tank Girl Full Color Classics #6

Tank Girl Full Color Classics #6

Author(s): Alan Martin
Artist(s): Jamie Hewlett
Cover Artist(s): Jamie Hewlett (A), Jamie Hewlett (B), Jamie Hewlett (C)

Tank Girl creators Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett (of Gorillaz fame) present the next batch of original stories from the eponymous character’s heyday. Now readers can enjoy these classic stories in glorious full color, whether experiencing them again or for the first time!

Tank Girl Full Color Classics #6

Preview: Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor Year 2 #2

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor Year 2 #2

Author(s): Jody Houser
Artist(s): Roberta Ingranata
Cover Artist(s): Hannah Templar  (A), Photo Cover (B) Arianna Florean (C) Claudia Ianniciello (D)

Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser and Witchblade artist Roberta Ingranata return for a brand new story in the 13th Doctor comic series. As the Tenth and Thirteenth Doctor begin to cross timelines, the two become entwined in the machinations of their deadly enemies – the Weeping Angels and the Autons!

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor Year 2 #2

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Dark Agnes #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.

Adler #1 (Titan Comics) – Sherlock’s love Irene Adler is on a mission to take down Moriarty!

Backtrack #1 (Oni Press) – A cross history car race allows the winner to erase one mistake from their life.

Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown #1 (Marvel) – Conan’s in the modern world and heads to Vegas. The story itself is a typical fantasy adventure but the setting and characters makes it stand out.

Dark Agnes #1 (Marvel) – Robert E. Howard’s creation comes to comics and it’s a really fun debut with lots of action and great pacing and dialogue.

Doctor Doom #5 (Marvel) – One of Marvel’s best comics out right now. Each issue has been fantastic as conspiracy reigns.

Going to the Chapel #4 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – The off the rails wedding wraps up and how it ends, we have no idea! A fantastic comic series that we hope to see on the big screen.

The Man Who F’ed Up Time #1 (AfterShock) – A lab worked decides to take advantage of the prototype time machine at work. The title pretty much says how that goes.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 (BOOM! Studios/IDW Publishing) – Just a fun series taking the two properties and bringing them together. If you’re a 90s kid, this is a must.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 (Marvel) – While the main Star Wars series shows the events post Empire Strikes Back from the Rebels’ perspective, this companion series shows it from Vader’s.

X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel) – The clash between the teams has been foreshadowed for a while but what the ramifications will be is what the real draw here.

Preview: The Michael Moorcock Library: Hawkmoon: The History of the Runestaff Vol. 2 HC

The Michael Moorcock Library: Hawkmoon: The History of the Runestaff Vol. 2 HC

Author(s): Michael Moorcock, James Cawthorn
Artist(s): James Cawthorn

Published for the first time ever – the conclusion to the legendary Hawkmoon Chronicles, written by Michael Moorcock and adapted by James Cawthorn! A saga of science and sorcery 40 years in the telling, illustrated in gorgeous black-and-white with triptych triple-page spreads. In a post-apocalyptic world scoured by monsters and men, only Dorian Hawkmoon can stand against the Dark Empire of Granbretan and its immortal Emperor Huon!

The Michael Moorcock Library: Hawkmoon: The History of the Runestaff HC

Preview: Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia #3

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia #3

Author(s): Steven Moffat
Artist(s): Jay
Cover Artist(s): Alice X. Zhang (A), Photo (B), Jay (C)

The critically acclaimed manga adaptation of Sherlock hits Season Two, introducing the iconic Irene Adler! Sherlock comes face to face with the mysterious and beautiful Irene Adler as he attempts to solve a series of murders. But will Irene help him – or create more danger for Sherlock?

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia #3

Preview: Shades of Magic – The Steel Prince: The Rebel Army #3

Shades of Magic – The Steel Prince: The Rebel Army #3

Author(s): V. E. Schwab
Artist(s): Andrea Olimpieri, Enrica Eren Angiolini
Cover Artist(s): Claudia Caranfa

The Rebel Army (3 of 4). New York Times bestseller V. E. Schwab unveils the penultimate chapter of The Steel Prince trilogy – a canonical entry in her award-winning fantasy novel series, Shades Of Magic! Prince Maxim and his allies are cornered in the city of Verose, under siege with nowhere to run. But does the Steel Prince have a plan of his own? llustrated by hit art team Andrea Olimpieri (Dishonored) and Enrica Eren Angiolini (Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor)!

Shades of Magic – The Steel Prince: The Rebel Army #3

Preview: Rivers Of London: The Fey & The Furious #4

Rivers Of London: The Fey & The Furious #4

Author(s): Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel
Artist(s): Mariano Laclaustra
Cover Artist(s): Lenka Simeckova

Written by series creator, Ben Aaronovitch, the latest arc from the award-winning urban fantasy series Rivers of London reaches its thrilling conclusion as Detective Peter Grant races towards reality after finding himself trapped in a dangerous fairyland. With a nefarious trade dealer to catch and a furious Fairy Queen hot on his tail, can Peter make it to the finish line?

A canonical story, set after bestselling novel Lies Sleeping!

Rivers Of London: The Fey & The Furious #4
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