This week, we take a look at Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery, and review Artifact One #0, Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #4, and Doctor Who: The Road to the Thirteenth Doctor: The Eleventh Doctor #2. Plus, webpits – yes, or no?
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SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE VANISHING MAN #4
Writers: Leah Moore, John Reppion
Artist: Julius Ohta
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: August 15, 2018
The mystery of Michael Williams comes to its shocking conclusion. But will Holmes and Watson survive the deep running conspiracy gripping London from its very core? And even if they do, are they safe from the machinations of their greatest foe, the all-too-clever Moriarty?
DOCTOR WHO: THE ROAD TO THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #2
Writer:James Peaty, Jody Houser
Artist: Pasquale Qualano,Rachael Stott
Publisher: Titan Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 8, 2018
Continue the road to the Thirteenth Doctor with the second of three stand-alone stories featuring the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor! The Eleventh Doctor and Alice visit 19th Century San Francisco, but there’s just one problem – it’s full of robots! Do they come in peace? Or could their displacement in time signal something far more sinister? Each issue contains a serialised short from the creative team behind the new Thirteenth Doctor ongoing series!
ARTIFACT ONE #0
Writer: J.T. Krull, Vince Hernandez
Artist: Romina Moranelli
Cover Price: $1.50
Release Date: August 22, 2018
Introducing Remi, a young and energetic explorer and relic hunter, whose boundless curiosity leads to a startling discovery beyond anything she could have imagined!
Along with her alchemist father, Remi works in secret, away from the prying eyes of the ruling clerics who lord over the realms of her world with their ancient decrees and strict devotion. Remi has her own sense of dedication – Her heart to adventure and her mind to the truth. But, what happens when that truth could change the fate of her entire planet, and destroy the very fabric of her civilization?
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Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery
Writer: Mat Johnson
Artist: Warren Pleece
Cover Price: $19.99
In the early 20th Century, when lynchings were commonplace throughout the American South, a few courageous reporters from the North risked their lives to expose these atrocities. They were African-American men who, due to their light skin color, could “pass” among the white folks. They called this dangerous assignment going “incognegro.”
Zane Pinchback, a reporter for the New York-based New Holland Herald, is sent to investigate the arrest of his own brother, charged with the brutal murder of a white woman in Mississippi. With a lynch mob already swarming, Zane must stay “incognegro” long enough to uncover the truth behind the murder in order to save his brother — and himself. Suspenseful, unsettling and relevant, Incognegro is a tense graphic novel of shifting identities, forbidden passions, and secrets that run far deeper than skin color.
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