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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

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.

20th Century Boys Vol. 1 Perfect Edition (VIZ Media) – The modern classic manga is now collected in this extra sized version. If you haven’t read this series, now’s your perfect chance to pick it up.

Black Badge #2 (BOOM! Studios) – Did you read the first issue? Short version, Boy Scouts are recruited to run black-op missions. The first issue was amazing. We’re expecting more of the same.

Burnouts #1 (Image Comics) – A new Image series always catches our attention. They’re well worthing checking out and usually good investments.

Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #1 (IDW Publishing) – The classic character returns to comics with an updated take. We’re looking forward to seeing what the classic detective is like in the age of police brutality.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Silent Option #1 (IDW Publishing) – A miniseries focused on Dawn Moreno.

Impossible Incorporated #1 (IDW Publishing) – This sounds like all ages fun as characters explore the universe and new dimensions.

Infinity Wars: Soldier Supreme #1 (Marvel) – The event continues, now with spinoffs! This one mashes up Captain America and Doctor Strange and it’s really good!

John Wick #3 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Did you enjoy the movie? Nuff said.

Mister Miracle #11 (DC Comics) – There’s just one more issue to go in this epic comic series and every issue is a must read.

Olivia Twist #1 (Dark Horse) – A new take on the classic tale.

Return of Wolverine #1 (Marvel) – It’s going to be a big event so if you care, this one is a must get.

West Coast Avengers #2 (Marvel) – The first issue had us laughing and we’re expecting more fun from the second. A great mix of action and humor that has us wanting more of it all.

NYCC 2018: VIZ Media Details Plans and Special Guests

VIZ Media has released details for a weekend packed with panels, creator appearances, autograph sessions, special in-booth activities, retail exclusives, and anime screenings set to take place next month at New York Comic Con and Anime Fest @ NYCC X Anime Expo 2018.

This year, New York Comic Con takes place on October 4th – 7th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the East Coast’s biggest pop culture convention. The annual event plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #1336 in the Exhibit Hall.

Anime Fest will also take place on October 4th – 7th at the city’s historic Pier 94. NYCC proudly teams up with Anime Expo, the nation’s biggest dedicated annual convention, to present a historic 4-day celebration of anime, manga, cosplay, J-Pop artists, food, and Japanese culture.

At both events, VIZ Media will welcome notable talent from the anime and manga spheres. Catch the creator of Radiant, Tony Valente; Sailor Moon/Boruto voice actor veteran, Amanda Miller; and BORUTO anime series voice actor, Colleen O’Shaughnessy for a variety of panels and autograph sessions.

Additional guests include Lord Gris, illustrator and character designer for The World Next Door video game and Adi Shankar, Executive Producer of the animated adaptation of Castlevania.

Also stop by VIZ Media booth #1336 for a variety of retail exclusives and advance releases. VIZ Media’s booth will also host various activities and giveaways throughout the con including a Dr. Stone arm sleeve, an exclusive MY HERO ACADEMIA poster and digital manga offer, as well as a special demo for The World Next Door video game, which is set for release in early 2019!

VIZ Media NYCC and Anime Fest 2018 Panels & Autograph Sessions

Thursday, October 4th

12:15pm VIZ Media Official Panel
Javits, Room 1A06

Come hang out with us and special guests, Tony Valente and Adi Shankar, as we share upcoming releases and other announcements!

2:00pm CASTLEVANIA Producer Signing
VIZ Media Booth

Meet Adi Shankar, the Executive Producer behind the hit animated adaptation of the Castlevania video game in an exclusive signing session.

3:30pm RADIANT Creator Signing
NYCC Autograph Area*

Come see Tony Valente, the creator behind the RADIANT manga, and receive a personalized signed art card.

Friday, October 5th

2:00pm ReedPOP and VIZ Media Present Tony Valente, Creator of RADIANT Panel
Anime Fest, Mirai Stage**

Hear from Tony Valente himself as he discusses his career and creative journey from pen to panel and from manga to anime!

3:30pm RADIANT Creator Signing
Anime Fest, Autograph Area**

Don’t miss your final chance to meet Tony Valente!

 

4:00pm RWBY Creative Talent Signing
VIZ Media Booth

Meet members of the RWBY creative team and receive a signed RWBY poster.

Saturday, October 6th

11:00am SHONEN JUMP Panel
Javits, Room 1A10

Hang out with your SHONEN JUMP pals and awesome guests including the voice of Boruto, Amanda Miller, and Cho-Cho, Colleen O’Shaughnessey.

12:30pm BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS English Voice Cast Signing
NYCC Autograph Area*

Catch the voice of Boruto, Amanda Miller, and Cho-Cho, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, in this signing session!

4:00pm THE WORLD NEXT DOOR Signing
VIZ Media Booth

Stop by and meet illustrator Lord Gris, character designer for THE WORLD NEXT DOOR video game, and receive a signed art card!

 

4:00pm SHONEN JUMP Fun & Ninja Games Panel
Anime Fest, Main Stage**

Laugh it up with the U.S. Editors of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP as they face off against special guests behind some of our favorite titles in a fun game or two!

5:45pm BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS English Voice Cast Signing
Anime Fest, Autograph Area**

An encore chance to meet BORUTO voice actors Amanda Miller and Colleen O’Shaughnessey at Anime Fest!

6:45pm K: SEVEN STORIES LOST SMALL WORLD Premiere
Javits, Room A10

View the special U.S. premiere of LOST SMALL WORLD, an all-new anime work set in the mesmerizing world of K!

Sunday, October 7th

1:00pm SAILOR MOON Voice Actor Signing
Anime Fest, Autograph Area**

JUPITER POWER MAKE UP! Meet Sailor Jupiter’s English voice actor, Amanda Miller, and receive a personalized signed poster.

1:30pm K Anime Marathon Screening
Anime Fest, Mirai Stage**

Catch three works from the K: SEVEN STORIES series, which includes SIDE: BLUE, SIDE: GREEN, and LOST SMALL WORLD.

1:30pm THE WORLD NEXT DOOR Signing
VIZ Media Booth

Another opportunity to meet artist Lord Gris!

*NYCC official signings are ticketed before the event. Get more information.

**Anime Fest badges are required; this is a separate ticketed event located at Pier 94.

Nier:Automata: Long Story Short is Out October 9th

VIZ Media delivers a hotly awaited novelization of the bestselling Nier:Automata video game with the release of Nier:Automata: Long Story Short on October 9th.

The new book is the first of two stand-alone adaptations based on the action role-playing video game property originally developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix.

Nier:Automata: Long Story Short was written by Jun Eishima and Yoko Taro and carries an MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN. The novel also launches digitally on October 9th for $9.99 via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores.

When alien forces invade with an army of Machines, the remnants of humanity must depend on Androids of their own design – the placid 2B and the excitable 9S – to survive.

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War is Out October 2nd from VIZ Media

VIZ Media has announced the launch of the grisly battle royale manga series, Juni Taisen: Zodiac War, on October 2nd.

The series depicts the exploits of 12 supernatural fighters embroiled in a tense fight to the death and is based on the hit Japanese light novel by the prolific multi-genre author NISIOISIN. The novel was also adapted into an anime of the same name.

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens and features story and artwork by Akira Akatsuki and character designs by Hikaru Nakamura. The series will be published in print under the Shonen Jump imprint with an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN, and will include a full-color fold-out poster. Juni Taisen: Zodiac War also launches digitally on October 2nd via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as on the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future English editions of the 4-volume series will be published on a quarterly basis.

Every 12 years, 12 fighters take the form of the Chinese zodiac and engage in a battle royale. With their strength and mysterious powers, they fight to the death and the sole survivor is granted the ultimate prize – any wish.

The Juni Taisen: Zodiac War novel is also available in English in both print and digital editions published by VIZ Media.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

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.

Asgardians of the Galaxy #1 (Marvel) – A tie-in to the current Infinity Wars event, this comic brings together a rag-tag group of Asgardian warriors. The reason is ok but it’s the personalities and a reveal at the end that’s the real driver here.

Berlin The Complete Edition (Drawn & Quarterly) – Collecting Jason Lutes masterwork looking at the fall of the Weimar Republic through the eyes of its citizens. It’s a society slowly awakening to the stranglehold of fascism.

Border Town #1 (Vertigo/DC Comics) – Kicking off the new direction of Vertigo that’s a return to the edgy social conscious comics of old. The first issue is absolutely fantastic and a must get. A horror comic with monsters you don’t normally see.

Bully Wars #1 (Image Comics) – A new series from Skottie Young. That alone has us sold. The series focuses on high school bullies with art by Aaron Conley.

Captain America #3 (Marvel) – A fantastic relaunch of the series focused on the role of Captain America in modern society.

Cover #1 (Jinxworld/DC Comics) – The fact this is a new Jinxworld title has us intrigued to check it out.

Dark Ark #10 (AfterShock Comics) – Cullen Bunn is a master at horror and this series mashes that genre up with the Bible. So good.

Death of the Inhumans #3 (Marvel) – We admit we were skeptical when we first head about this miniseries but so far each issue has been solid with no issues murdering off long time characters and creating a threat that feels very real.

Dr. Stone Vol. 1 (VIZ Media) – We’ve read it, we love it. Basically, everyone in the world gets turned into stone and a few wake up thousands of years in the future. Where do you go from there?

The Dreaming #1 (Vertigo/DC Comics) – The Sandman Universe takes off with this debut issue. We had mixed feelings about the teaser comic but we’re excited to check out more.

Thanos Legacy #1 (Marvel) – A piece of the master cosmic plan Marvel has going on.

Transformers: Lost Light #23/Transformers: Optimus Prime #23/Transformers: Unicron #4 (IDW Publishing) – IDW’s Transformers universe is finally coming to an end point and these three series are taking us there. What’s on the other side, we have no idea.

United States vs Murder Inc #1 (Jinxworld/DC Comics) – We remember the first volume when it came out and it was a nice spin to the mob story.

The Walking Dead #183 (Skybound/Image Comics) – The introduction of the new community has given the series a shot in the arm and opened up a lot of posibilities. Where is it goign? We have no idea and can’t wait.

WWE NXT Takover: Blueprint #1 (BOOM! Studios) – If you’re a fan of the WWE, this one is a must get.

Review: Radiant Vol. 1

Welcome to Manga Monday where we’re spotlighting some upcoming Manga releases and news.

Radiant is a supernatural action and adventure series created by French-born artist and writer Tony Valente. Out September 11th from VIZ Media the manga is also getting a Japanese-produced anime adaptation.

In Radiant, evil creatures called Nemeses fall from the skies and the only ones who can fight them are Wizards—infected ones who survived a Nemesis’s corruption. Seth, one of these survivors, vows not only to fight the Nemeses, but to find their mythical nest, Radiant, and destroy it!

Get your copy in comic shops September 12 and book stores on September 11. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology

 

 

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Review: Dr. Stone Vol. 1

Welcome to Manga Monday where we’re spotlighting some upcoming Manga releases and news.

Out September 4th, Dr. Stone is written by Riichiro Inagaki with art by Boichi. One fateful day all of humanity is suddenly turned to stone. Many millennia later, high school student Taiju frees himself from the petrification and finds himself surrounded by statues. The situation looks grim—until he runs into his science-loving friend Senku! Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science!

Get your copy in comic shops September 5 and book stores on September 4. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology

 

VIZ Media provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review
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Rom-Com Shojo Manga Ao Haru Ride is Out this October

VIZ Media will release the new shojo manga series about high school romance, Ao Haru Ride on October 2nd.

The series, by creator Io Sakisaka, is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published in print and digital editions under the Shojo Beat imprint. Volume 1 will carry a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN The series also launches digitally on October 2nd via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, and will be available from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes of Ao Haru Ride will be published by VIZ Media on a bimonthly basis.

In Ao Haru Ride , Futaba Yoshioka thought all boys were loud and obnoxious until she met Kou Tanaka in junior high. But as soon as she realized she really liked him, he had already moved away because of family issues. Now, in high school, Kou has reappeared, but is he still the same boy she fell in love with?

Crafts and Pokémon Combine this September with Pompom Pokémon

VIZ Media blends adorable Japanese crafts with Pokémon fun with the release of Pompom Pokémon on September 11th.

The new officially licensed craft book features dozens of patterns to create cute pompoms of popular Pokémon characters and includes step-by-step instructions with full-color photographs. Instructions for a DIY pompom maker and a guide to different types of yarn are also included. Pompom Pokémon will be published exclusively in print with an MSRP of $17.99 U.S. / $24.99 CAN.

Pompom Pokémon was written by handicraft artist, Sachiko Susa, and contains 32 patterns with photographs and instructions for pompom versions of popular Pokémon like Pikachu, Charmander, Snorlax and Bulbasaur. Gotta make ’em all!

For additional information on POKÉMON titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

VIZ Media Teams with Cryptozoic and Quidd for Anime-Based Digital Collectibles

Cryptozoic Entertainment, VIZ Media, and Quidd, Inc. have announced an extensive partnership to create digital collectibles based on major anime properties. Naruto Shippuden is the first title from VIZ Media’s catalog that Cryptozoic has brought to Quidd which is available on iOS and Android. Fans will soon also be able to buy and sell digital stickers, trading cards, and figures based on BleachDeath Note, and other classic series.

Founded in 2015, Quidd’s innovative platform for collecting, rare digital goods blends the notions of emotional and functional ownership while leveraging scarcity in the digital retail experience. With over 1.9 billion individually serialized items sold since launch in 2016, Quidd’s digital goods ledger is the largest on the planet.

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