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Today’s New Digital Releases Features Over 150 New Comics From Marvel, Vault, AfterShock, BOOM!, IDW, Image, and More!

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Today’s new comic day and there’s over 75 new digital comics releases on comiXology! Check out new comics from Marvel, BOOM!, IDW, Image, Vault, AfterShock, and more. You can get shopping now or look at the individual releases by publisher below!

AAM-Markosia

Ablaze

AfterShock

American Mythology Productions

Antarctic Press

Archie Comics

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

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Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

DC Thomson

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

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IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Marvel

Oni Press

Red 5 Comics

Titan Comics

Valiant Comics

Vault Comics

Zenescope


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Check Out Today’s New Digital Releases Featuring Over 125 New Comics from Marvel, BOOM!, IDW, Image, AfterShock, and More!

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It’s new comic book day! There’s lots of new comics, something for everyone, coming to shelves today. You can get the new releases at your local shop or start shopping now online at comiXology. Check out all of the new releases below by publisher or get shopping now!

AAM-Markosia

Ablaze

AfterShock

American Mythology Productions

Ankama

Arcana

Archie Comics

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

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Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

DC Thomson

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

Heavy Metal/Virus

IDW Publishing/Top Shelf

Image Comics

Marvel

Oni Press

Papercutz

Tidalwave Productions

Titan Comics

Valiant

Vault Comics

Zenescope


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Review: The Red #1

The Red #1

There was a time I worked in advocacy for video games fighting against censorship and fighting for policies that benefited creators and players. During that time, there was a lot of talk of censorship and video games as free speech. One of the projects I contemplated was an alternate reality game taking place in a world where video games were banned and only played in speakeasies breaking the prohibition. The Red #1 is a similar concept expanding the prohibition to anything that can elicit an emotion. It’s also a hell of a start to the series.

Taking place in a distant future, a nuclear war has ravaged humanity. A single government entity now presides over what’s left of the world and prohibits certain content that is deemed emotionally dangerous, or “red,” in an attempt to maintain order and keep society working. The Red takes us into that underground world where musicians let their talent flow flaunting the control of a totalitarian government.

Written by Morgan Rosenblum, The Red‘s story is by Matthew Medney, Voodoo Bownz, Jonny Handler, and Rosenblum. Together they’ve created a world that feels familiar and characters we can easily relate to and understand. This is a comic that’s easy to slide into and enjoy. The concept isn’t out there and the world itself familiar.

And that’s a good thing as it allowed me to easily sink into the story and focus on the characters. And it’s the characters that stand out. Though they all fill their niche, there’s something also very charming about them all. This is a story and characters that you could easily see on tv and while not yet memorable they’re also very entertaining. There’s an almost musical quality about them where their personalities are all larger than life and they all stand out in their own way. With a “small cast” when each takes the stage the spotlight is immediately on them.

The art helps the cool factor of it all with beautiful visuals that are broken up by propaganda posters from the totalitarian rulers. Jon Lam provides the art with Voodoo Bownz lettering and there’s such a great style to it all. There’s clearly a lot of thought put into how this world is depicted, especially when it comes to colors. The dreary emotionless world is bathed in browns and yellows. The underground world of free music features purples and pinks. The in-between features reds. You can almost tell where individuals are locations stand based on the color palette chosen.

The Red #1 delivers a solid start into a familiar concept and world but down with splash and style. You can almost hear the music played in scenes. I awaited each character having the spotlight shined on them with a monologue ala Chorus Line. I liked it all and was sucked in quickly. What’s presented isn’t groundbreaking but it’s all done really well. The Red #1 introduces us to a world that while dystopian, still has a cool factor that makes me want to visit.

Story: Morgan Rosenblum, Matthew Medney, Voodoo Bownz, Jonny Handler Writer: Morgan Rosenblum
Art: Jon Lam Ink: Jon Lam Color: Jon Lam Letterer: Voodoo Bownz
Story: Art: Overall: Recommendation: Buy

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

THE RED #1

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.

Ever: The Way Out (Abstract Studios) – Terry Moore shifts to graphic novels and while we love his serialized comics, a complete story has us excited. This one about prophecies and fallen angels has us very intrigued.

I Walk With Monsters #1 (Vault Comics) – A story about the monsters within as a woman runs into the man who took away her brother.

Kaiju Score #1 (AfterShock) – It’s the most dangerous heist ever attempted. Four desperate criminals are going all in on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to steal millions in art and turn their miserable lives around. The catch? They have to pull it off under the nose of a one thousand-ton Kaiju.

Nailbiter Returns #7 (Image Comics) – The series has been a blast as its had fun with horror tropes keeping readers on their toes and delivering laughs.

The Other History of the DC Universe #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – The first issue is absolutely brilliant as the talented John Ridley explores the DC Universe through the viewpoint of its minority characters.

Paris 2119 (Magnetic Press) – Instantaneous teleportation has altered almost every facet of human civilization but that progress has a price. The sci-fi/cyberpunk story has us intrigued.

Power Pack #1 (Marvel) – The Power Pack is back! But, with a law restricting underage superheroes, will they be able to continue to save the day?

The Red #1 (Heavy Metal Virus) – A single government runs the world after a nuclear war and content deemed emotionally dangerous is prohibited. A group of musicians discovers they’re the key to overthrowing the totalitarian government.

Science Comics: Rocks & Minerals (First Second) – Fun for kids and adults, this series are great graphic novels to learn about their topics.

Shang-Chi #3 (Marvel) – The first two issues have been fantastic as the team has reworked a problematic character. It’s full of action and adding so much depth to the character’s history.

Undiscovered Country #10 (Image Comics) – The series has kept us guessing as to what will happen next. The fact we’re constantly surprised is a good thing.

Yasmeen #4 (Scout Comics) – One of the best comics to come out this year, it’s been heartbreaking every issue.

The Witcher: Fading Memories #1 (Dark Horse) – If you’re a fan of the show, check out the new series!

X-O Manowar #2 (Valiant) – The series has been an interesting look at modern superheroes so far as X-O Manowar attempts to figure out his place in the world. The second issue really focuses on what the impact of superheroes would be in a real-world setting.

Preview: Nomobots #4

Nomobots #4

Writer:  Diego Agrimbau
Artist: Juan Manuel Tumbúrus
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This is the story of Nadia, one of the last humans in Sileo, a city where Nomobots rule. Nomobots were created to avoid human extinction, but humans lost their freedom in the deal. Nomobots can love and hate, but their metal bodies don’t allow them to feel. There’s no pain or pleasure. So human slaves, like Nadia, are submitted to every kind of stimulation, and their sensations are recorded and sold on Sileo’s streets.

Nomobots #4

Review: Never Never #1

Never Never #1

There have been numerous takes on the story of Peter Pan. Some have stuck more towards the traditional story of a boy who never grows up and the young children who follow him to a magical, but dangerous, land. There are stories that spin out of it with the story of what comes next. Then, there’s the twisted takes that dive into the darker and more nefarious aspects of the classic story. Never Never #1 kicks off a new twisted take on the classic tale… and it’s very twisted.

Instead of the Darling children, the story focuses on Winter whose mother is having health issues and the stress has her run away with Petros to the Never, Never. In this magical place the children never grow old, the adults are the enemy… and war rages. With scarce resources and constant battle, the world has twisted its inhabitants past the brink of insanity. And, with the lack of aging… immortality is on the table. This is a story of survival, about a young girl facing a test on an island full of twisted immortal cannibals.

Written by Mark McCann, Never Never #1 gives us a horror take on Peter Pan. It takes its basic building blocks and pushes them to their logical conclusion. If you can never age, wouldn’t you live forever and be immortal? It’s an island and you’re there forever, resources will become an issue eventually. Wouldn’t that drive anyone insane?

The story is a horror story. We’re thrown into the chaos and even expecting a different take on Peter Pan, you’re not prepared for what’s to come. Walls of heads, disembowelment, there’s some brutal stuff here that makes it clear we’re not in the Neverland we knew. Peter is a sadistic child whose brutality is matched by his lack of any empathy. There are no good guys here (so far), only a lot of bad. And we’re thrown into it all like Winter trying to figure out “wtf!?”.

Phil Buckenham‘s art is solid delivering shocking visuals that match McCann’s twisted concepts. Along with Agnese Pozza on colors and David Withers on lettering the art delivers a style and look that’s one of unease. There’s truly a lot that’ll cause you to pause and soak in how off the rails-Eli Roth this story has gone. This is the “torture” take on classic tales that became vogue for a time with horror. Maybe it’s the beginning of more to come. But, much like a lot of the detail in the story, I wasn’t prepared for what the visuals would deliver. It’s definitely unnerving.

Never Never #1 is a shocking debut. I expected a different take on the classic Peter Pan but wasn’t expecting this. It’s definitely an adult take that takes everything to the extreme and has me wanting to check out more. It also has me rethinking the original story as this take highlights some of the holes in the story and world. The team has something very interesting here and hopefully what’s to come isn’t caught up in the shock but instead has just used that as a springboard to shake us out of expectations. This is definitely one to check out for a new twisted take on a classic story.

Story: Mark McCann Art: Phil Buckenham
Ink: Mark Buckenham Color: Agnese Pozza Letterer: David Withers
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Heavy Metal, Harlequin, and Yen Press Deliver 9 New Digital Comics for You Today

There’s nine new digital comics available for you right now on comiXology. Heavy Metal, Yen Press, and Harlequin have new comics you can get right now. You can get shopping or check out the individual issues below.

Dead Mount Death Play #56

Written by Ryohgo Narita
Art by Shinta Fujimoto
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Habaki’s words seem to trigger something in the Corpse God… Read the next chapter of Dead Mount Death Play the same day as Japan!

Dead Mount Death Play #56

Hindsight #3

Written by Ken Janssens
Art by Matt Martin
Colored by Federico Taibo
Cover by Matt Martin
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As Vincent attracts some very unwanted attention while questioning key figures in the Martha Tabram murder, Ever’s life rests in a stranger’s hands… literally. And, in the present, Fitz stares down the barrel of a gun!

Hindsight #3

The Lady’s Man Vol. 2: Royal Affair

Written by Stephanie Howard
Art by Nanami Akino
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Caterina is the youngest daughter of the Montecrespi family, which rules the principality of San Rinaldo. Her older brother has always tried to control her life. However, Caterina is certain that an architect named Matthew, who has earned her brother’s trust, is nothing more than a fraud. She is confident that she can reveal Matthew’s dark past. Yet the more she experiences his dangerous charms, the more she falls for him…

The Lady's Man Vol. 2: Royal Affair

Mortis #2

Written by Miguel Ferrada
Art by Italo Ahumada
Cover by Italo Ahumada
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An unknown virus attacks a child, causing his entire body to collapse. A doctor obsessed with finding a cure for the strange disease. A secret cult pulling its strings to channel the God of Death into our plane of reality.

Mortis #2

Never Never #1

Written by Mark McCann
Art by Phil Buckenham
Colored by Agnese Pozza
Cover by Christopher Lair
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Winter is seduced by the boy-sprite, Petros – off to the Never, Never. A place where children never grow up and adults are the enemy. What would such a place look like? Where resources are scarce. Time passes, but age is obsolete. War with adults, starved and insane from constant battle, is the norm. What would age-less boys free of civility and role-models be willing to do to survive. To live Forever. A young girl will face her greatest test; an island full of immortal cannibals with a dark secret that sustains its existence, in the most unnatural and awful of ways.

Never Never #1

Never Never #2

Written by Mark McCann
Pencils Phil Buckenham
Inks Phil Buckenham
Colored by Agnese Pozza
Cover by Phil Buckenham
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Winter is seduced by the boy-sprite, Petros – off to the Never, Never. A place where children never grow up and adults are the enemy. What would such a place look like? Where resources are scarce. Time passes, but age is obsolete. War with adults, starved and insane from constant battle, is the norm. What would age-less boys free of civility and role-models be willing to do to survive. To live forever. A young girl will face her greatest test; an island full of immortal cannibals with a dark secret that sustains its existence, in the most unnatural and awful of ways. Peter Pan meets The Hunger Games with a dose of Lord of the Flies. A survival horror fantasy inspired by classics but intended for a new age.

Never Never #2

The Sheik’s Kidnapped Bride Vol. 1: Desert Rogues

Written by Susan Mallery
Art by Junko Murata
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Swept away by the passionate Prince Khalil Khan, Dora Nelson can hardly believe her new fairy-tale life as princess of El Bahar. Until she uncovers Khalil’s real reasons for marrying her…

But somehow, she can’t seem to control her feelings for him, and she certainly can’t deny the sparks that fly between them. And unless Dora and Khalil agree to meet halfway, their fiery marriage threatens to consume them both.

The Sheik's Kidnapped Bride Vol. 1: Desert Rogues

Supernaut #4

Written by Michael David Nelsen
Art by Michael David Nelsen
Cover by Michael David Nelsen
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The multiversal thieves team with Supernaut and adventure across reality, gathering artifacts that grant miraculous powers in effort to prevent Armageddon.

Supernaut #4

Tempting Kate

Written by Deborah Simmons
Art by Rin Ogata
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In nineteenth-century London, Kate infiltrates the Marquis of Wroth’s mansion by dressing as a man. She’s come to speak her mind to the man who hurt her sister. But during the confrontation, Kate accidentally shoots the marquis! Kate takes him to her home in the country in order to treat his wound, where she soon realizes she has the wrong person. So, who is this fascinating man?

Tempting Kate

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Preview: Supernaut #4

Supernaut #4

Writer and Artist: Michael David Nielsen
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God has released the Universal Assasins from their cages beyond the limits of the known universe. Their only goal is the total annihilation of everything.

The newly ascended consciousness of 1968 astronaut, Stephen Haddan, known as SUPERNAUT after landing a powerful artifact hidden on Earth’s Moon, has joined a team of multiversal thieves. They have endeavored more of these Outer Universal Artifacts, scattered around the Macroverse. These various devices, when used together, are said to be able to stop God, and prevent the coming apocalypse.

Supernaut #4

Preview: Hindsight #3

Hindsight #3

Writer: Ken Kanssens
Artist: Matt Martin
Colorist: Federico Taibo
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As Vincent attracts some very unwanted attention while questioning key figures in the Martha Tabram murder, Ever’s life rests in a stranger’s hands… literally. And, in the present, Fitz stares down the barrel of a gun!

Hindsight #3
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