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Review: Radio Apocalypse #1

Radio Apocalypse

Radio Apocalypse is definitely more of a vibe than a story, but that’s A-okay as Ram V, Anand RK, and Anisha immerse us in the post-apocalyptic world of Bakerstown where the DJ still plays Springsteen and Muse. However, they’re barely scraping by, and going out after dark attracts the xinos, kind of mutant wolf creatures that emerge from the desert when they find a scent. Radio Apocalypse literally shows a day in the life of the inhabitants of Bakerstown and sets up key characters like the orphan refugee boy Rion and the couple, Tan and Cali, who are just trying to find a warm fire and shelter. The entire narrative and world is connected by the DJ of the last radio station, who is a Greek chorus meets Senor Love Daddy in Do the Right Thing with a bit of a survivalist edge.

Radio Apocalypse #1 establishes Anand RK’s distinct, yet varied art style, and his idiosyncrasies make the story memorable. Something I noticed about his approach to storytelling is that he and Ram V like to insert a panel of a foot before a tense scene like a xino jumping up, or Rion getting caught by the DJ while looking for copper wire for something the scrap and sell and get some food. Usually framed at medium range with the lower leg bending, this repeated motif shows the knife edge that Bakerstown is on. The sunset isn’t something that’s nice to know for golden hour lighting, but life or death. Anisha’s palette gauges the feelings of the characters and also corresponds to the time of day from a nice montage of various citizens on the first few pages to a far off explosion and darkness in the final few that sets up the series’ real hook and conflict.

To draw you into the story, Ram V and Anand RK use archetypal relationships: two lovers and a father and son. However, the second dynamic is different because DJ basically has Rion in indentured servitude paying him in meals and shelter instead of turning him in for breaking and stealing stuff from the station. From the first page, this station connects the world of the town with the outside world as Tan desperately reaches out to Cali with tips for surviving the night and a song in case that doesn’t happen. There are many panels where the words drop out, and RK just indulges in the power of music and all things analog. Even if nothing really nice happens in Radio Apocalypse #1, it’s nice to know that there’s still good music at the end of the world.

Radio Apocalypse #1 is like the comic book equivalent of a five minute opening track on a concept album establishing the visual language and color palette as well as the setting and key players. Ram V, Anand RK, and Anisha walk a tight rope between hope and hopelessness throughout the story and use seemingly throwaway dialogue between characters to set up the main brunt of the plot. (For now.) Compared to the areas outside it that are seen through the blurry, pain-filled POV of Cali and Tan, Bakerstown is pretty damn idyllic, but the darkness is coming.

Story: Ram V Art: Anand RK
Colors: Anisha Letters: Aditya Bidikar

Story: 7.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

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Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) 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 week.

A Chance (Graphic Mundi) – A story about a family’s struggles and triumphs about raising kids, adoption, and struggles with health.

Almost American #3 (AfterShock) – This based on a true story comic series about Russian FSB agents who defect has been intriguing so far and as the tension and danger ramps up, we want to see how crazy this story really is!

Batman #117 (DC Comics) – “Fear State” has been one of the best Batman events in years and we’re excited to see how it ends and where it leaves the status-quo.

Batman Secret Files: The Gardener #1 (DC Comics) – The Gardener has been an x-factor of a character. We don’t know much about her but that’s going to change here!

Carriers #1 (Red 5 Comics) – A band of weaponized carrier pigeons, they soar the night sky looking for new threats and find their largest one yet when the Croc King comes climbing up out of the New York sewer!

Chicken Devil #2 (AfterShock) – A fast food chain owner seeks revenge against the mob who killed his family. There’s something very 80s about this series and we’re excited for that.

Commander Rao #1 (Scout Comics) – On the final dawn of an exhausted war, a rogue commander sets out on a warpath to confront a tyrannical baron. A year later, stories are sung of her heroism, but the mystery of her motives remains.

Dark Ages #3 (Marvel) – This alternate world story has been great so far and the twists have been excellent. Apocalypse looks like he’s unstoppable with the “heroes” he’s gathered, will the rest be able to stand up against him?

Getting Dizzy #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Dizzy wants to be the best but everything she’s tried has been a disaster. Now she needs to stand up to defend her neighborhood when the Negatrixes attack!

The Nice House on the Lake #6 (DC Comics) – Ending the first arc, it’s a doozy of an issue. Holy crap!

Primordial #3 (Image Comics) – We’re having a lot of fun with this weird alternate history involving the space race.

Radio Apocalypse #1 (Vault Comics) – Long after the rock out of space struck the world and turned it all to dust, in Bakerstown stands the last Radio Station on the planet. Radio Apocalypse broadcasting into the unknown. It’s the soundtrack to the end of the world!

Robins #1 (DC Comics) – What’s better than one Robin? All the Robins!

Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 (DC Comics) – There’s been some high-profile news lately about Jonathan Kent and his sexuality. This is the issue eyes are on. It’s already getting a new printing, so don’t miss the “event” that has made the mainstream news!

Wonder Woman: Evolution #1 (DC Comics) – We’re always excited to check out a new Wonder Woman series and where it’ll take the character. In this series she’ll stand trial as aliens judge humanity’s worthiness to exist in the universe!

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Aleister Crowley: Art of the Waste

Written by RH Stewart
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In 2009 Roy Huteson Stewart set out on an expedition into unknown realms to chronicle the life and times of the so-called “wickedest man in the world”. His artwork for what would become the graphic novel Aleister Crowley: Wandering the Waste is now collected in its truest, rawest form. Here are the pencils, inks, and collages depicting all the glorious filth and splendor of a life lived at the extreme limits of human knowledge and sanity. Truly an art book to savor.

Aleister Crowley: Art of the Waste

Cyclopedia Exotica

Written by Aminder Dhaliwal
Art by Aminder Dhaliwal
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Following the critical and popular success of Woman World—the hit Instagram comic which appeared on 25 best of lists—Aminder Dhaliwal returns with Cyclopedia Exotica. Also serialized on instagram to her 250,000 followers, this graphic novel showcases Dhaliwal’s quick wit and astute socio-cultural criticism.

In Cyclopedia Exotica, doctor’s office waiting rooms, commercials, dog parks, and dating app screenshots capture the experiences and interior lives of the cyclops community; a largely immigrant population displaying physical differences from the majority. Whether they’re artists, parents, or yoga students, the cyclops have it tough: they face microaggressions and overt xenophobia on a daily basis. However, they are bent on finding love, cultivating community, and navigating life alongside the two-eyed majority with patience and the occasional bout of rage.

Through this parallel universe, Dhaliwal comments on race, difference, beauty, and belonging, touching on all of these issues with her distinctive deadpan humour steeped in millennial references. Cyclopedia Exotica is a triumph of hilarious candor.

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Deiciders

Written by Andre Mateus
Art by Pedro Mendes
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When a monster attacks, who you gonna call? Ulfrith, Olaf and Svein, that’s who! These three Norse monster hunters always get the job done…until the day they’re hired to kill a god!

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Heavy #8

Written by Max Bemis
Art by Eryk Donovan
Colored by Cris Peter
Cover by Eryk Donovan
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This is not Bill’s fault. Honestly, what more can you ask of him? He already rebelled against the universe and spent a gazillion years in an afterlife prison. You cannot possibly hold him responsible for whatever cosmos-ending shenanigans Slim is up to. Even when they involve taking over the afterlife for all eternity…right? RIGHT?! Sigh…hang on, lemme go get my machine gun…

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The Intergalactic Adventures of Zakk Ridley Vol. 2 #1: Sins of the Past

Written by Ian Sharman
Art by Ewan McLaughlin
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Zakk Ridley’s back and this time it feels like the whole universe is after him…and not just for his rugged good looks. But that’s what happens when you paralyze the galactic president and then do a runner! Can Zak and his trusty friends, Dan and Kyouri escape the cold, hard hand of justice…while also dealing with a spate of kidnappings?! Can a vast cast of space pirates and space ninjas stop them?! Probably not, but you’ll have to read the book to find out…

The Intergalactic Adventures of Zakk Ridley Vol. 2 #1: Sins of the Past

The Script Rebellion

Written by Morgan Quaid
Art by Elisa Meneghel
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A hapless clerk dreams his way into a dream city called Rust, where builds a life, falls in love, but has that love stollen by the brutish ruler who governs the city. In an effort to recover his bride, he becomes the figurehead for a city-wide rebellion which is doomed to fail with bitter consequences.

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Upgrade Soul: Collector’s Edition

Written by Ezra Claytan Daniels
Art by Ezra Claytan Daniels
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For their forty-fifth anniversary, Hank and Molly Nonnar decide to undergo an experimental rejuvenation procedure, but their hopes for youth are dashed when the couple is faced with the results: severely disfigured yet intellectually and physically superior duplicates of themselves. Can the original Hank and Molly coexist in the same world as their clones? In Upgrade Soul, McDuffie Award-winning creator Ezra Claytan Daniels asks probing questions about what shapes our identity: Is it the capability of our minds or the physicality of our bodies? Is a newer, better version of yourself still you?

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

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Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) 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 week.

A Thing Called Truth #1 (Image Comics) – Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli deliver a chaotic LGBTQ+ road trip! The creative team alone has us wanting to check out this debut.

After Dark (AfterShock) – An anthology of four spooky tales!

Batman/Superman: Authority Special #1 (DC Comics) – Batman meets Midnighter. That alone has us all in.

By the Horns #7 (Scout Comics) – The series has been solid with a fun fantasy setting and great cast of characters. This is a must if you enjoy the fantasy genre.

Campisi #3 (AfterShock) – It’s the mob vs. a dragon! Yeah, that’s all you need to know.

Dark Knights of Steel #1 (DC Comics) – A new twisted take on DC’s heroes takes them to a fantasy world.

Glamorella’s Daughter #3 (Literati Press) – The series has been a great one with a dose of humor and interesting characters. What’s it like to be the daughter of the world’s greatest superhero? Find out!

Hakim’s Odyssey Book 1: From Syria to Turkey (Graphic Mundi) – The beginning of a trilogy of graphic novels about the true story of Hakim and his journey from a war torn Syria.

Heathens #1 (AfterShock) – When evil men and women escape from the depths of the eternal abyss, the Pirate Queen Lady Shih is sent to retrieve them. This sounds pretty awesome.

Hellboy: Bones of Giants #1 (Dark Horse) – We’re always up for a new Hellboy adventure. They always bring a fun, action filled story with a solid dose of humor.

The Human Target #1 (DC Comics) – Tom King and Greg Smallwood team up for a new take on the character.

Knighted #1 (AWA Studios) – A new superhero series? We’re intrigued by the concept of a person who takes on the mantle of a hero after accidentally killing the last person.

My Bad #1 (AHOY Comics) – A superhero spook from Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman, and Peter Krause? Yeah, we’re in.

Newburn #1 (Image Comics) – A new crime/noir series? Yeah, we’re in for that. It being from Chip Zdarsky, Nadia Shammas, Ziyed Yusu Ayoub, and Jacob Phillips? We’re completely sold on it.

Rush #1 (Vault Comics) – A horror story taking place in the wild Yukon. We’re interested in checking out more.

Vault teams with Dailen Ogden, Collin Kelly, and Jackson Lanzing for WIFWULF Distribution

Vault has announced a partnership with Dailen Ogden, Collin Kelly, and Jackson Lanzing , the co-creators of WIFWULF, to publish and distribute the smash hit comic to comics shops and bookstores everywhere. WIFWULF is a beautiful comic about werewolves, bloody revenge, and deep loneliness that recently reached funding on Kickstarter. Vault has agreed to take on the publication and distribution of the Kickstarter edition of the book in exchange for the opportunity to offer a version of the book to comic shops and bookstores everywhere. Backers of the Kickstarter campaign will still get unique rewards, including an exclusive foil cover, merch, and campaign-specific signed bookplates that will not be available in the direct market.

WIFWULF (stylized as WIFWVLF) is an original folklore myth telling the story of Charity Bjornsdotter, a young woman in 1860’s Montana who spends her days in the woods with her closest friend, a local wolf she calls Silver Slash. Charity is on the precipice of marriage to the handsomest man in her small village, the mercurial-yet-beloved Paul Skeld. But as her husband isolates her from Silver Slash, she begins to feel a call to the wilds…for it is there that her true destiny awaits. WIFWULF is the harrowing tale of a woman forcibly separated from that which makes her feel alive, a reinterpretation of the classic werewolf myth… and the origin story of a new goddess.

The Vault edition of WIFWULF will is planned to hit store shelves in mid-2022. The WIFWULF Kickstarter campaign is live until November 13th, 2021.

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