Weekly Graphic Novel Round-Up!

Check out all the graphic novels out this week!

Need some recommendations? Here’s what Lou from the podcast crew is reading this weekend:

LAST GANG IN TOWN Vol. 1, by Simon Oliver, Rufus Dayglo, and Giulia Brusco

It’s 1977, and crime on the once-swinging streets of London is as soft and flabby as an overfed corgi. Nearly a decade has gone by since the brothers Kray were locked away, and it’s high time for the torch to be passed-preferably straight through a bank window. Luckily, a new generation of snot-nosed Robin Hoods filled with attitude, alcohol and anarchy are ready to burst onto the scene. Now, as Great Britain prepares to celebrate its glorious monarch’s Silver Jubilee, a rising gangland queen and her punk-rock robbers are about to pull off the heist of the century-and breaking into Buckingham Palace is only the start!

Acclaimed creators Simon Oliver (FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS) and Rufus Dayglo (TANK GIRL) proudly present the punk-noir crime saga LAST GANG IN TOWN-a brash, bold, and bloody brilliant take on the English underworld!

THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS, edited by Hope Nicholson

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a nonfiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female creators. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (The Heart Goes Last), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman), Marguerite Bennett (Marvel’s A-Force), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and over fifty more creators, it’s a compilation of tales told from both sides of the tables: from the fans who love video games, comics, and sci-fi to those that work behind the scenes as creators and industry insiders.  Forward by Kelly Sue DeConnick.

DAREDEVIL/PUNISHER: SEVENTH CIRCLE, by Charles Soule and Szymon Kudranski 

It’s a clash between two vigilantes with very different ideas about justice! A simple change of venues for one of Matt Murdock’s cases becomes more complicated when the Punisher attempts to send the defendant away — permanently! If Daredevil and his protégé, Blindspot, want this Russian mobster to have his day in court, it will take everything they have. But all Frank Castle needs to get his job done is one bullet! And with the gangster’s associates also on his trail, getting him to the airport won’t be easy. Will the Punisher get the chance for a kill shot? Will Daredevil secure a fair trial in Texas, where the accused may still end up facing a lethal injection? Or will this matter of life and death be decided by…the Crimson Dynamo?! Collects Daredevil/Punisher: Seventh Circle Infinite Comic (2016) #1-8.

SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN, written by Max Lands


This is the story of Clark Kent, a Kansas farm boy who happens to be from another planet. It’s the story of a scared young kid with impossible powers, of a teenage delinquent with a lot to learn, of a reporter with a nose for the truth who’s keeping the biggest secret the world has ever known.

This is not the Superman you know. Not yet.

Illustrated by some of the greatest artists in comics today-including Jock (BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR), Francis Manapul (DETECTIVE COMICS), Jae Lee (BATMAN/SUPERMAN), Joëlle Jones (LADY KILLER), Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST) and more with covers by Ryan Sook (ACTION COMICS)-SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN tells the very human story of the Last Son of Krypton.

HELLBOY IN HELL VOL. 2: THE DEATH CARD, by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart

The final chapter!

After facing off for a second time against the Vampire of Prague, Hellboy, dead and in Hell, comes down with a fatal illness and seeks the help of an incompetent team of doctors. As he explores the geography of Hell, learning little from a confused pair of mapmakers, Hellboy gets a glimpse of the new World Tree that he helped to create, stands accused by his own sister of a terrible murder, and causes the destruction of Pandemonium itself in the climactic chapter of the series that the LA Times calls “the best work of [Mike Mignola’s] career.” Collects issues #6–#10.

15 Underrated Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies to Watch When Procrastinating the Real World

When I avoid working on a big project or just can’t find the words to crack into the next work, I turn to the soothing dulcet vibes of sci-fi and fantasy pop culture. World-building, complex characters, and yes, magic and monsters, never cease to inspire me.

Chronicles of Riddick

Originally posted by necromongerstallion

The production design alone makes it a worthy rental. Following the sparse, taut sci-fi thriller Pitch Black, Chronicles of Riddick delves into almost overwhelmingly complex mythology without explanation or apology. The sheer brazenness of Chronicles of Riddick wins me over every time.


Originally posted by fatalitum

10 Cloverfield Lane received much deserved praise this past year as the 2016-edition of a Hitchcock film, but I’m still partial to the first in the so-called anthology series. Cloverfield is found footage done right, something filmmaker still struggle with over 8 years later.


Originally posted by charlieandcalvin

While awaiting John Wick 2 and Doctor Strange, I can get my Keanu and Tilda fixes with this supernatural comic book adaptation.


Originally posted by missanyonefromnowhere

An oh-so-giffable pre-Batman Begins Christian Bale dystopian action movie, Equilibrium is like The Giver if it focused on gun-toting enforcers instead of children and the Giver was played by Sean Bean instead of an old man. 

Europa Report

Originally posted by starcatcinema

Found footage really does get a bad rap because when it’s done well as in the space voyage found footage feature Europa Report, it can be evocative and thrilling without cheapening the plot.

The Fall

Originally posted by scarlettnightshade

Tarsem Singh’s The Cell is a little too intense for me and his Immortals is just a smidge too ridiculous. The Fall starring Lee Pace and a multicultural, uber-talented cast and the most colorful shots I’ve seen in a live action movie feels juuuuust right.


Originally posted by themogstermash

While we not be getting a live action third film in this ostensible trilogy (I still have animation hopes!), the first Guillermo Del Toro-directed comic book adaptation features a nonsense Nazi-butt-kicking demon with lady troubles.

The Host

Originally posted by do-androidsdreamof-electricsheep

On its surface, The Host looks like the Korean Cloverfield (especially since they premiered around the same time), but in many ways The Host is more of a traditional family film than its found footage American cousin. But with monsters, of course.

Howl’s Moving Castle

Originally posted by ghibli-forever

It still boggles my mind how many people have yet to see any Hayao Miyazaki movies. Do yourself a favor and start with Howl’s Moving Castle, which vibrant, exuberant, emotional, and more complex than it seems upon first viewing.

Mission to Mars

Originally posted by destroyer

Don’t you love a solid movie with no real villain besides the forces of nature? This time, it’s not Earth but Mars! 

Peter Pan

Originally posted by teenager90s

This warm-hearted adaptation still makes me tear up in the end. It also makes me forget the 2015 Pan movie ever happened.

Reign of Fire

Originally posted by -theonlyinception

Kooky American general Matthew Mcconaughey + Guilt-ridden dystopian resistance leader Christian Bale + Resistance deputy leader and Star Wars geek Gerard Butler + Dragons = All-around good time.

Summer Wars

Originally posted by baddroid

A movie about the Internet that for all the kooky avatars captures what it feels like to be a part of an Internet community. (Hi Tumblr!)


Originally posted by evansgifs

This suspenseful, star-studded space saga can be summed up in five words: Shoulda listened to Chris Evans.

Underworld Awakening

Originally posted by fuckyeahrhonamitra

Let’s take the best parts of Underworld (Lucian, Viktor, vampire armor, Lycan battles) and make it a feature length movie. Sure, why not!


Sammael is such an ultra adorable and aesthetically A+ monster, the suits are works of art and I want to hug them!


Fans who have dreamed of stepping inside the surreal imagination of Guillermo del Toro now have their chance. Opening today at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters offers a rare look at more than six hundred pieces from the iconic Mexican filmmaker’s private collection of drawings, paintings, sculptures, and other artifacts.

Inside the Guillermo del Toro Collection