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Underrated: Comics Not In Diamond’s Top 100 For January

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: A list of underrated comics.


This week we’re going to be looking at a list of comics that are all fantastic, but don’t get the attention that they deserve. Now I’m not even going to pretend to have an definitively exhaustive list of underrated comics here, because we’re hoping  that you decide to check at least one of these series out next time you’re looking for some comics and giving you a huge list to check out would be counter productive to that. Instead, you’ll find six comics that are worth your attention. You’ll notice that there’s only one comic from a publisher featured – this was done to try and spread the love around, because otherwise Valiant
would dominate the list below. Where possible, I’ve also avoided comics that have appeared on the last version of this list in past editions (because otherwise Voracious: Feeding Time  would top the list again).

Not one of the comics made it into the top 100 for January’s comic sales, which is why they’re Underrated.

All sales data comes from Comichron.


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Tomboy #10 (Action Lab: Danger Zone)*
January Sales Rank/Comics Sold: Unknown / Not Listed
Tomboy by M. Goodwin  is a brilliant mix of teenage angst, horror, with a little manga mixed in. Think Kick Ass, but with a teenage girl at the center of it all. Every issue has delivered and many have left my jaw agape. It’s an underrated series that’s on too few individual’s radar and it has never disappointed and only entertained. Easily one of the best small press comics out there right now.

Divinity III: Stalinverse #2 (Valiant)
January Sales Rank/Comics Sold: #215 / 7,848
There are few publishers who can do an event miniseries as well as Valiant can, and as a clear example just take a look at the excellent Divinity III; the latest in the saga of a group of cosmonauts granted godlike powers after a mission into deep space

Solo #4 (Marvel)
January Sales Rank/Comics Sold: #212 / 8,055
The funny thing about this series is that if you’ve heard about it, you probably think it sounds stupid. Honestly, it kind of is. But it’s stupid in a good way, with a pleasantly shallow story that never pretends to be more than it is. There are better comics on this list, but Solo is still well worth a look.

God Country #1 (Image)
January Sales Rank/Comics Sold: #161 / 14,322
I absolutely loved the last series (co-)written by Donny Cates, The Paybacks, so when I realized that he was behind this comic about a man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease godcountry_01-1who is cured when he lays his hands upon a magical sword with godlike abilities. Regardless of how it sounds, this is an incredibly well written tale that has more layers than a tiramisu, and the deeper you delve into those  layers the sweet the payoff – and the more rewarding the story.

New Super-Man #7 (DC)
January Sales Rank/Comics Sold: #136 / 18,959
I didn’t think I’d like this when I first started reading it, but there’s something incredibly interesting about watching Kong Keenan learn about being a hero – not mastering his new powers, but by moving away from his days of being a school yard bully and growing into a man worthy of the symbol on his chest. A coming of age story in many ways, this comic is every bit about living up to the expectations placed upon your shoulders as it is about the New Super-Man.


Obviously there are many more comics that should be on that list, so look for a future installment of Underrated to cover more comics that aren’t selling as well as they should be.

*I actually haven’t read this series, and this entry was contributed by Brett.

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Valiant Reveals Emerald City Comicon 2017 Panels, Exclusives, Giveaways, Signings, and More!

From Thursday, March 2nd to Sunday, March 5th, Valiant is charging full-speed ahead into Emerald City Comicon 2017 (ECCC) – and we’re bringing in a colossal slate of convention-only exclusives, signings, panels, and much more for Seattle, WA‘s biggest pop culture and comics convention!

All weekend long, join Valiant at Booth #1701 inside the Washington State Convention Center to explore the most acclaimed line of superhero series in comics today with a complete selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for fan-favorite, award-winning titles!

Plus: Only at ECCC, don’t miss a star-studded selection of panels, exclusive convention-only offerings, and signings all weekend long from the top talents that Valiant has to offer…

EXCLUSIVES

DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON EXCLUSIVE CAT COSPLAY VARIANT 
[$20]

An all-new, never-before-seen installment in the Internet-smashing VALIANT CAT COSPLAY cover series! Made and photographed by the same minds at the Cat Cosplay of the Feline Variety blog exclusively for Emerald City Comicon, jump into Valiant’s reality-altering event epic as Shadowman rises to defend New York from the Stalinverse’s Soviet shock troops in a standalone one-shot special from rising star Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual) and blockbuster artist Robert Gill (Book of Death)!

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SECRET WEAPONS T-SHIRT

[$25]

Activate your inner power with this stylish new T-Shirt featuring the explosive cover art to SECRET WEAPONS #1 from Harvey Award-nominated artist Raul Allen (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior)! Available all weekend long at the Valiant booth (#1701) while supplies last.

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DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE VARIANT 1 [FREE]

Only available during Jason David Frank signing on Friday, March 3rd from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. PT at the Valiant booth (#1701)

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DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE VARIANT 2 [FREE]

Only available during Jason David Frank signing on Saturday, March 4th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT at the Valiant booth (#1701)

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JASON DAVID FRANK AS BLOODSHOT PRINT [FREE]

Only available during Jason David Frank signing on Sunday, March 5th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT at the Valiant booth (#1701)

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SECRET WEAPONS PRINT [FREE]

Only available during Eric Heisserer signings on Friday, March 3rd from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. PT, Saturday, March 4th from 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. PT, and Sunday, March 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT at the Valiant booth (#1701) while supplies last.

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SECRET WEAPONS BUTTON  [$1]

Let the whole world know that you’re a SECRET WEAPON with an all-new button showcasing Livewire, the leader of Valiant’s extraordinary new team of heroes! Available all weekend long at the Valiant booth (#1701) while supplies last.

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SIGNINGS

Steel yourself for signings all weekend long as Valiant storms the Pacific Northwest with a who’s who of superstar talents, including Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival, Secret Weapons), NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE cast member Jason David Frank (Power Rangers), New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar), New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn) Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (HarbingerRenegade), acclaimed colorist David Baron (Divinity), internet sensation Nak The Cat (star of the VALIANT CAT COSPLAY cover series), and more!
Thursday, March 2nd | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. PTDavid Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity)
Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, X-O Manowar)
Nak the Cat (star of the Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers)

Friday, March 3rd | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. PT

Eric Heisserer (Secret Weapons)
Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, X-O Manowar)

Friday, March 3rd | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. PT

David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity)
Nak the Cat (star of the Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers)
Rafer Roberts (A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger Renegade)

Friday, March 3rd | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT 

Jason David Frank (Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe)

Saturday, March 4th | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT 

David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity)
Nak the Cat (star of the Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers)

Saturday, March 4th | 5:00 – 5:45 pm PT 

Eric Heisserer (Secret Weapons)
Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, X-O Manowar)
Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Bloodshot U.S.A.)

Saturday, March 4th | 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT 

Jason David Frank (Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe)

Sunday, March 5th | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT 

Eric Heisserer (Secret Weapons)
Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, X-O Manowar)

Sunday, March 5th | 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT

Jason David Frank (Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe)

Sunday, March 5th | 3:30 – 4:30 pm PT

David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity)
Nak the Cat (star of the Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers)
Rafer Roberts (A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger Renegade)

PANELS

VALIANT 101: THE STORY STARTS HERE
Thursday, March 2nd | 4:15 pm PT | Room TCC 305
Guests | Hunter Gorinson, Josh Johns, Rafer Roberts, Dinesh Shamdasani

New to the Valiant Universe? Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR
Friday, March 3rd | 12:15 pm PT | Room TCC 301

Guests | Hunter Gorinson, Matt Kindt, Dinesh Shamdasani, Warren Simons

This March, Valiant celebrates 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1! Now, right here at ECCC, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant’s greatest talents for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at the must-read new series of 2017!

VALIANT DIGITAL: NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE AND BEYOND
Saturday, March 4th | 4:00 pm PT | Room TCC 305

Guests | Jason David Frank, Hunter Gorinson, Josh Johns, Dinesh Shamdasani

Join star Jason David Frank and Valiant’s own Josh Johns and Dinesh Shamdasani as they collide MI-6’s deadly assassin against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes with new footage from NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – the bone-shattering, live-action series coming in 2017! Plus: major news and announcements about all-new VALIANT DIGITAL projects! Signing and giveaway to follow!

VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2
Sunday, March 5th | 2:30 pm PT | Room TCC 301

Guests | Hunter Gorinson, Eric Heisserer, Jeff Lemire, Rafer Roberts, Dinesh Shamdasani, Warren Simons

The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at ECCC with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff! Jump on board here to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with never-before-seen artwork and announcements!

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Friday, March 3rd | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT | Table W-15 

Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons is here to review your portfolio of comics work and give you the inside tips to break into the comics industry! Individual portfolios reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Stop by the Valiant booth (#1701) all weekend for information on these events and more. We’ll see you in Seattle!

Review: Harbinger Renegade #4

hr_004_variant_cheungFaith Herbert, the heart and soul of the Harbinger Renegades, has been captured! Now, Peter Stanchek, Kris Hathaway, and John Torkelson must put their powers to practice and rescue their beloved ally from a radicalized group of psiots bent on fraying the fabric of society. But as the rechristened Renegades make their move, their newfound rivals strike first by making Peter an offer he can’t refuse. As the clock ticks closer to tragedy, will the omega-level harbinger make a do-or-die decision to save his friends… or himself?

I’ve read three Valiant comics this week; this, Divinity III #3, and an advanced review copy of X-O Manowar #1. While I really quite enjoyed Harbinger Renegade #4, I did feel that it was the weakest of the three offerings from the publisher – although when that can be said about a comic this good, that’s more a statement of admiration for Valiant’s comics and the high standard they set for themselves.

Harbinger Renegade #4 concludes the first story arc that ends up feeling more like a new introduction to the Renegades (Peter, Torque, Faith and Kris) and their new companions than it does the epic return that many, myself included, were hoping for.

That being said, I understand why Rafer Roberts has framed the first arc as he did, as there would have been some readers new to the franchise that would have otherwise been lost (the same thing that happened to yours truly when picking up Imperium), and in order for any series to thrive you need to attract new readers. The first arc was successfully accessible to new readers, easing them into the characters while still providing long time fans something to enjoy.

Overall, this was a solidly entertaining book that left me wanting more. I can’t ask for more than that in a comic.

Story: Rafer Roberts  Penciler: Darick Robertson 
Inker: Richard Clark Colourist: Brian Reber
Story: 8.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

A First Look at Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #1

This spring, after 10 sold-out printings, the dazzling debut of 2016 returns with an all-new case for the world’s first detective!

Valiant has released a first look inside Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the next Valiant Prestige-format series from master storyteller Peter Milligan and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp! On April 26th, Rome’s most brilliant investigative mind, Antonius Axia, returns to examine a brutal series of murders seemingly committed by none other than the wrathful god Apollo! As Axia navigates the height of Nero’s empire – from the blood-stained depths of the gladiatorial arena to the sordid palaces of the Roman elite – will he find the truth…or simply terror?

Fifty thousand Romans stand on their feet, watching from the rafters of the Coliseum with captured breath as Achillia, a gladiator unlike any that Rome has seen before, faces incredible odds – one lone warrior against five of Rome’s greatest. Such is the tradition, when a female gladiator enters the fray. When the carnage is complete, the Coliseum roars its approval as Achillia stands victorious. Now, only one match away from winning her freedom, she has begun to gain renown. The women of Rome, suppressed by their husbands and fathers, have noticed. The men of Rome, husbands and fathers to a growing horde of women entertaining ideas of independence, have noticed as well.

On the other side of Rome, a strange mystery swirls through the Palatine Hill. In the dead of night, down winding alleys, Rome’s elite swear that they see visions of a blood-soaked Apollo walking the city…visions that are driving them mad. Even more are becoming sick with weird fever god-dreams. Panic ensues in the city. The Chief Vestal, Rubria, is arrested by Emperor Nero and threatened with crucifixion unless the deadly curse that’s fallen on Rome is lifted. She asks Antonius Axia, hero of Britannia and Rome’s only detective, for help. She offers  only one clue…the gladiator Achillia.

Featuring covers by Cary Nord, David Mack, Adam Gorham, and Dave Johnson!

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Review: Divinity III: Stalinverse #3

divinity-iii_003_cover-a_djurdjevic Across continents, the world bows to the oppressive and ruthless might of the global Russian regime. Former Russian intelligence officer Colin King, however, knows that this reality is not his own. With the truth on his side, Colin King is about to mount a resistance with aid of the world’s most feared undesirables…and release the classified asset known as Abram Adams from a prison guarded by the CCCP’s greatest super powers. But when Myshka — the divinely powered enforcer of the Soviet Union — comes to crush their uprising, will the man once known as Ninjak live long enough to discover the sinister reason that the Stalinverse came to be?

I’ve been trying to write an in depth  entirely spoiler free review while still actually talking about the comic in hand for nearly two days, and I realized today that I don’t think I can do it without giving too much of the issue away, which is something I’m loath to do.

So if you want to read an entirely spoiler free review, here it is: Divinity III: Stalinverse #3 is really bloody good, and didn’t feel long enough – every page of this deeply layered gem delivered a gripping story that had me flicking to the next page with gleeful abandon as the story unfolded before me. Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine continue to produce one of the most exciting alternate reality tales committed to comics in decades. Whether it’s in trade form or in single issues, have absolutely no doubt that you should be reading this series.

Now that the spoiler free bit is done there’s going to be spoilers from this point out. I’m going to keep trying to limit them so I don’t reveal too many story beats and take away your enjoyment of the book – no promises, though.

Divinity III: Stalinverse #3 is a great comic but it’s not going to be the place you want to start reading this series that, in all honesty, focuses more on Ninjak than it does any other Valiant character – something that I’m quite happy with, but if you’re not a fan of the character then your mileage may vary. The comic picks up from where last issue left off; with Ninjak and Harada as unlikely allies against the mysterious force that’s altered time. Although there’s a little exposition as to how said alteration happened, and welcome as that may be, the highlight of this issue is the extended action sequence between Ninjak and the Red Guard. It’s a tense sequence that just flows across the pages effortlessly until the finale of the comic – a finale that left me somewhat gobsmacked.

With only one issue left in this miniseries, I can’t wait to see how Matt Kindt is going to wrap this up (I was going to say I wasn’t sure he’d be able to, but… I’d be lying if I said I didn’t trust the man to wrap this story up with a single issue).

Story: Matt Kindt Pencils: Trevor Hairsine
Inker: Ryan Winn with Alisson Rodriguez Colourist: David Baron
Story: 9.5 Art: 9 Overall: 9.25 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Valiant High #1

valiant-high_001_cover_lafuenteToday, Valiant and comiXology has released the latest comiXology Original, Valiant High #1. Written by Daniel Kibblesmith, the series is a new and unique take on the Valiant universe and characters.

Before they became legends, the world’s most formidable heroes were roaming the halls at Valiant High – a super-powered preparatory academy where Aric “X-O Manowar” Dacia is a record-setting running back, Colin “Ninjak” King is a debonair foreign exchange student, and Coach Bloodshot is way, way too into dodgeball. Now, Amanda “Livewire” McKee and her best friend, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, are taking it all in for the first time at the one high school where power trumps popularity!

The digital debut of Valiant High is full of fun taking the familiar Valiant heroes and throwing them into a new situation, high school. Each in their own way are distilled down to their basic core. Writer Daniel Kibblesmith makes it works, it works really well, by playing off of tropes and types, the first issue feels familiar but at the same time fresh considering the characters involved.

“Teen” stories tend to feel similar in so many ways involving the outcast, the jock, the popular girl/guy, the burnout, some mix of all of that, and that’s all here with a charm and fun about it that it reminds me a bit of a comedic Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Not Another Teen Movie. We’re introduced to each character and get a good sense of their archetype in a first issue that nails it all when it comes to that. And while much of the issue is setup, there’s still a little bit of conflict to keep things interesting.

The art by Derek Charm and David Baron is fantastic translating each character into their teen self, with a couple of characters acting as teachers. The art is what really helps draw out the comedy of the issue with some fantastic moments involving Bloodshot who’s the driver ed teacher in a look that feels like it’d work perfectly in an animated show.

The first issue is a great debut and while it relies on familiar character types and conflict, the use of classic Valiant characters in this new setting is fresh and entertaining. I can’t wait to see what the further issues bring and hopefully we get some more.

Story: Daniel Kibblesmith Art: Derek Charm and David Baron Cover: David Lafuente
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Graphic Policy was provided with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Harbinger Renegade #4

HARBINGER RENEGADE #4*

Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (DEC162044)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (DEC162045)
Cover C by MONIKA PALOSZ (DEC162046)
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE (DEC162047)
Variant Cover by CRYSSY CHEUNG (DEC162048)
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (DEC162049)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 22 (FOC – 1/30/17)
*INCLUDES MAIL-AWAY COUPON #4 (of 4) FOR HARBINGER WARS 2 #0

Retaliation!

Faith Herbert, the heart and soul of the Harbinger Renegades, has been captured! Now, Peter Stanchek, Kris Hathaway, and John Torkelson must put their powers to practice and rescue their beloved ally from a radicalized group of psiots bent on fraying the fabric of society. But as the rechristened Renegades make their move, their newfound rivals strike first by making Peter an offer he can’t refuse. As the clock ticks closer to tragedy, will the omega-level harbinger make a do-or-die decision to save his friends… or himself?

Valiant’s latest smash-hit series fires back onto the frontline as multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) present the final moment of truth!

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

rough-riders-on-the-storm-1Wednesdays 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.

Alex

Top Pick: Divinity III: Stalinverse #3 (Valiant) – The series, and all the tie-ins, have been excellent so far, and I’m really looking forward to seeing where Matt Kindt takes us from here on out.

Harbinger: Renegade #4 (Valiant) – It’s funny, but after getting into the Harbinger series more and more over the past few months reading the back issues whilst simultaneously following this series, I’ve found that my love and appreciation has grown exponentially – so much so that I’m salivating over getting this in my hands.

 

Paul

Top Pick: Hulk #3 (Marvel) – I didn’t know what to expect from this new (She) Hulk title, and only checked out the first issue to see what was up with Jen after the events of Civil War II.  And  I am so glad I did.  Only on its 3rd issue and I am loving the direction of this book.  It’s tackling Jen and some serious problems she facing after her injuries and doing so in such a great way, both in the writing and the art.  If you aren’t reading this book yet, jump in now while it’s still early, you will not be disappointed.

Extraordinary X-Men #19 (Marvel) – The tie-in issues to Inhumans vs. X-Men have been great, really tying in smaller stories to the larger conflict.  A few issues have been slower, doing some character building rather then focusing on action, but even that has added to the situation as a whole.  Really looking forward to this one.

Inhumans vs. X-Men #5 (Marvel) – The battle is raging on as we reach the second to last issue of this event that has delivered in every issue.  Buckle up kiddies, because I’m sure this is going to end with a bang!

Uncanny Avengers #20 (Marvel) – This title has been hit or miss with me, but with the latest issues finally bringing the team up against the Red Skull, things have gotten interesting.  The last issue saw the team trapped in their own minds by the Red Skull and his stolen telepathic powers, and this issue is promising to show us more of their torture.  I’m looking forward to see how they get out of this one, and if they will liberate Xavier’s mind from the Red Skull.

 

Shay

Top Pick: Suicide Squad #12 (DC Comics) – Suicide Squad goes up against some of the DC Universes deadliest inmates.

Justice League of America #1 (DC Comics) – Two words, Lord Havoc! There are extremists on the loose and the newly formed Justice League is coming to save us all!

Elektra #1 (Marvel) – Ninja Assassin tries to find her escape in Las Vegas. What happens in Vegas gets buried in Vegas.

Inhumans vs. X-Men #5 (Marvel) – Medusa sets out to release Black Bolt as the X-Men tries to rid the world of the rest of the deadly cloud.

SLAM! #4 (BOOM! Studios) – It’s a roller derby world and these are roller derby girls. As a derby girl myself, I can attest to its realness.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Rough Riders on the Storm #1 (Aftershock Comics) – It’s been three years since the first volume and the death of President McKinley has Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt convinced there’s a bigger conspiracy and he must get the band back together.

Heathen #1 (Vault Comics) – Originally released digitally, this Viking series by Natasha Alterici is awesome.

Highlander: American Dream #1 (IDW Publishing) – It’s Highlander, do you need any more reason to look forward to this? There can be only one!

Old Guard #1 (Image Comics) – Greg Rucka’s new series with art by Leandro Fernandez about old soldiers who never die. If the name Rucka is on it, it’s a must get.

The Time Museum (First Second) – A new graphic novel series focused on an internship at the Time Museum that leads to time traveling adventures. This is a great addition to the world of graphic novels aimed at a younger audience with lots of fun action and solid art.

Preview: Divinity III: Stalinverse #3 (of 4)

DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #3 (of 4)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC162029)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (DEC162030)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (DEC162031)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (DEC162032)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (DEC162033)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 22 (FOC – 1/30/17)

Red rebellion!

Across continents, the world bows to the oppressive and ruthless might of the global Russian regime. Former Russian intelligence officer Colin King, however, knows that this reality is not his own. With the truth on his side, Colin King is about to mount a resistance with aid of the world’s most feared undesirables…and release the classified asset known as Abram Adams from a prison guarded by the CCCP’s greatest super powers. But when Myshka — the divinely powered enforcer of the Soviet Union — comes to crush their uprising, will the man once known as Ninjak live long enough to discover the sinister reason that the Stalinverse came to be?

The truth behind Valiant’s shocking new reality will finally be revealed as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (Divinity II) pull back the iron curtain and reveal the insidious mastermind who will stop at nothing to preserve this twisted world order!

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Valiant Presents Icons – Beginning in 2017

Valiant Entertainment has released a new teaser from artist Felipe Massafera. “Icons” is a “new dawn for Valiant’s greatest heroes,” including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and Harbinger Wars 2.

“Icons” begins in 2017.

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