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It was a long weekend for the GP team, but we’re getting back into the swing of things heading in to the end of the year. Check out some geeky news and reviews from over the weekend to start off your week!

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Santa Fe New Mexican – Udall goes to bat for small businesses, puts spotlight on comic store owner with ‘real courage’ – This is pretty cool to see. Probably would have been smart for staff to brief the elected official before.

iO9 – The Heartwarming Story Behind R2-KT, And How She Joined Star Wars Canon – This got us to shed a tear. Absolutely touching and heartwarming.

 

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CBR – The Abbadon

CBR – Ashes: A Firefighter’s Tale

Talking Comics – The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1

Meniscus – Deadly Class Vol. 1 – 3

The Herts Advertiser – Guardians of Knowhere

Talking Comics – Ringside #1

CBR – Two Brothers

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow. We’ll have previews and some reviews up before and our picks in a few hours, but what’s everyone excited for? While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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CBR – Man allegedly kills ‘zombie’ friend, blames ‘The Walking Dead’ – Calls to ban the show in 3…2…1…

Engadget – SXSW cancels online harassment panel, because of harassment – Sigh.

South China Morning Post – UN envoy calls on Japan to ban extreme child manga porn – Well ok then.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Astro City #28

CBR – Clean Room #1

CBR – Cognetic #1

CBR – Karnak #1

The Outhousers – Two Brothers

Review: Two Brothers

Two BrothersBrazilian-born twin brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá are two of the most talented comic creators working today, producing comics that are both visually beautiful and often thought provoking. With their latest graphic novel, Two Brothers (on sale in comic book stores on October 14 and in bookstores on October 27 from Dark Horse), the two create a read that’s heartbreaking and haunting.

Two Brothers is a stunning adaptation of the novel The Brothers by Milton Hatoum, one of Brazil’s most renowned contemporary writers. The books tell the tragic story of a fractured family divided by two identical brothers, Omar and Yaqub, who have nothing in common except for their bloodline and the fierce, possessive love of their mother. After a violent exchange between the young boys, Yaqub, “the good son,” is sent from his home in Brazil to live with relatives in Lebanon. When he returns to his hometown five years later, he’s a virtual stranger to his family. Despite their mother’s desperate pleas, a reconciliation between the brothers appears elusive.

The graphic novel is layered enough that it’d leave a book club debating its greater meaning for quite some time. The two brothers’ own change is set upon a cultural transformation, as well as the transformation of the city of Manaus itself. The graphic novel is about identity, love, loss, deception, and the dissolution of blood ties. At times the story feels like a Biblical parable, with lessons to glean from every page and every word printed.

With their black and white art, Bá and Moon strip what could be distractions instead focusing the reader on the words of the page as well as the beautiful art, keeping up the two’s record of delivering both with each of their works.

With over 200,000 copies sold in Brazil, The Brothers is taught in classrooms throughout the country and readers remain passionately divided by their different interpretations of the novel’s ambiguous ending. Its writer Milton Hatoum is considered one of Brazil’s most eminent contemporary writers, and through his original book, Hatoum criticized the Brazilian military regime that ruled from 1964-1985. Sadly I don’t know enough of Brazil’s history to fully grasp that deeper meaning of the graphic novel, but for those that do, this is another layer to appreciate.

Two Brothers is a fantastic example of the maturity that exists in the comics medium, a graphic novel that can be appreciated by comic fans, and those who enjoy good literature. It’s a beautiful read for many reasons, and easily one of my favorite graphic novels of the year so far.

Story and Art: Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá
Story: 9.5 Art: 10 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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It’s new comic book day. What’s everyone excited for?

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Deadline – ‘Z-Men’ Graphic Novel Getting Movie Treatment Via Lionsgate – Nice.

The ComiChron – September 2015 comics sales estimates now online – Some interesting stats.

GamePolitics – Connecticut man sentenced to a year in prison for his role in 2014 swatting attacks – Good.

Kotaku – Dr. Strange Comics Were Way Different 30 Years Ago – Yeah, just a bit different.

Gizmodo – Got Half a Million Lego Bricks? Build Yourself a Life-Size Batmobile – Yes please!

 

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The Outhousers – Trashed

Nothing But Comics – Two Brothers

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

REBELS #7 CoverWednesdays 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!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Brett

Top Pick: Battling Boy: Fall of the House of West (First Second) – The latest graphic novel in Paul Pope’s Battling Boy series focuses on Aurora West and her focus on finding the person responsibly for the death of her mother. Like the graphic novels before it, this one is beyond entertaining with a sense of pulp fun and adventure.

Balkans Arena (Humanoids) This original graphic novel takes us into the seedy underworld of a country whose violent past echoes in their present.

East of West #21 (Image Comics) – The apocalyptic series doesn’t disappoint and it’s one of the series I look forward to with each issue. Always at the top of my read list.

Twilight Children #1 (Vertigo) – Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke on a Vertigo series? Yes please!

Two Brothers (Dark Horse) – A graphic novel by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba about twin brothers raised apart. Heartbreaking and memorizing. You can read my review.

 

Kenny

Top Pick: Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #2 (BOOM! Studios) – This instantly became a must read for me after the first issue. If you missed missed the beginning, hurry up and go pick it up and then read this. It’s too good to pass up.

Batman #45 (DC Comics) – There’s a new Batman coming out by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. I don’t know what you need to be excited by a comic but that’s plenty for me. I’m in!

Catwoman #45 (DC Comics) – I’m going to keep putting this on my list of top picks for the week until it stops being so phenomenal. And, honestly, I don’t see that happening any time soon so, go check this out for a thrilling crime saga.

Rebels #7 (Dark Horse Comics) – I really enjoy takes on historical mythology and this is an extremely solid look at the classic American folklore tale of Molly Pitcher. Let your inner history lover out. It’s worth it.

 

Mr. H

Top Pick: Batman and Robin Eternal #2 (DC Comics) – One of the best cliffhangers I’ve seen in some time with Batman, and Dick Grayson back in the driver’s seat? No brainer. Oh Brother, oh Mother, bring this on!

Superman: Lois and Clark #1 (DC Comics) – Dan Jurgens, Lee Weeks, continuity? Yes please! Bring it on! I forget you, sometime…

Uncanny Avengers #1 (Marvel Comics) – Bold move bringing Ryan Reynolds, errr Deadpool on your team. Love me some Pool. You got one issue to prove me out.

 

Paul

Top Pick: New Avengers #1 (Marvel)Secret Wars is coming to a close, and now we are seeing new teams forming and The New Avengers is one I am very excited about.  Mostly because I get Hulkling and Wiccan back (and apparently Wiccan has been made over), but this line up looks like it will be a lot of fun, and they can kick butt.  It’s going to be a fun ride to see how this team is received.

A-Force #5 (Marvel) – Well the traitor has been revealed, and they’ve made sure to end things with a bang!  Nothing that She-Hulk and the ladies of A-Force can’t handle….I hope.  This has been one of my favourite titles in Secret Wars, and I am very excited to see this title continuing in the new Marvel Universe.

Civil War #5 (Marvel) – It all comes down to this battle…forces clash to determine the fate of this region of Battleworld, and the mysterious third party involved will not doubt be throwing their hat into the ring.  The reveal was pretty shocking to me on who this third party is, and I’m looking to forward to see how they fare in the battle.

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (Marvel) – The Guardians are back….sort of.  Star-Lord is running a planet, so his fiancé Kitty is now on the team; along with the ever loving blue eyed Thing???  Just seeing Grimm as a member of this time has me excited!

Uncanny Avengers #1 (Marvel) – This title I add as a top pick hesitantly.  The last volume of Uncanny Avengers was way less then stellar, but I am hoping this new line up and mission can win me back.  It is an interesting roster, with a new member I have not seen before, so I am curious about this teams mission.  Plus I’m really wanting to know why Steve Rogers would want Deadpool on an Avengers team.

Review: Two Brothers

Two BrothersBrazilian-born twin brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá are two of the most talented comic creators working today, producing comics that are both visually beautiful and often thought provoking. With their latest graphic novel, Two Brothers (on sale in comic book stores on October 14 and in bookstores on October 27 from Dark Horse), the two create a read that’s heartbreaking and haunting.

Two Brothers is a stunning adaptation of the novel The Brothers by Milton Hatoum, one of Brazil’s most renowned contemporary writers. The books tell the tragic story of a fractured family divided by two identical brothers, Omar and Yaqub, who have nothing in common except for their bloodline and the fierce, possessive love of their mother. After a violent exchange between the young boys, Yaqub, “the good son,” is sent from his home in Brazil to live with relatives in Lebanon. When he returns to his hometown five years later, he’s a virtual stranger to his family. Despite their mother’s desperate pleas, a reconciliation between the brothers appears elusive.

The graphic novel is layered enough that it’d leave a book club debating its greater meaning for quite some time. The two brothers’ own change is set upon a cultural transformation, as well as the transformation of the city of Manaus itself. The graphic novel is about identity, love, loss, deception, and the dissolution of blood ties. At times the story feels like a Biblical parable, with lessons to glean from every page and every word printed.

With their black and white art, Bá and Moon strip what could be distractions instead focusing the reader on the words of the page as well as the beautiful art, keeping up the two’s record of delivering both with each of their works.

With over 200,000 copies sold in Brazil, The Brothers is taught in classrooms throughout the country and readers remain passionately divided by their different interpretations of the novel’s ambiguous ending. Its writer Milton Hatoum is considered one of Brazil’s most eminent contemporary writers, and through his original book, Hatoum criticized the Brazilian military regime that ruled from 1964-1985. Sadly I don’t know enough of Brazil’s history to fully grasp that deeper meaning of the graphic novel, but for those that do, this is another layer to appreciate.

Two Brothers is a fantastic example of the maturity that exists in the comics medium, a graphic novel that can be appreciated by comic fans, and those who enjoy good literature. It’s a beautiful read for many reasons, and easily one of my favorite graphic novels of the year so far.

Story and Art: Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá
Story: 9.5 Art: 10 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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The weekend is almost here! I know we can use some calming relaxation. Then, on to New York Comic Con! While you await that, here’s some news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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The Outhousers – Doctor Who Spinoff “Class” On the Way From YA Author Patrick Ness – Nice!

The Beat – How a toxic history of harassment has damaged the comics industry – An absolute must read.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – American Vampire: Second Cycle #10

CBR – The Bullet Proof Kid #1-5

CBR – Two Brothers

Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá’s Two Brothers in October

Dark Horse has announced Two Brothers, the latest collaboration between Brazilian siblings Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá. Guaranteed to delight and astound, Two Brothers gives readers a deeply moving reading experience in the spirit of the twins’ previous books De:Tales and Daytripper.

Twin brothers Omar and Yaqub may share the same features, but they could not be more different from one another. And the possessive love of their mother, Zana, stirs the troubled waters between them even more. After a brutally violent exchange between the young boys, Yaqub, “the good son,” is sent from his home in Brazil to live with relatives in Lebanon, only to return five years later as a virtual stranger to the parents who bore him, his tensions with Omar unchanged. Family secrets engage the reader in this profoundly resonant story about identity, love, loss, deception, and the dissolution of blood ties.

Set in the port city of Manaus on the riverbanks of the Amazon, Two Brothers celebrates the vibrant life and diversity of Brazil. Based on a work by the acclaimed novelist Milton Hatoum, Two Brothers is stunningly reimagined by the award-winning graphic novelists Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.

The graphic novel is out in October.

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