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Wednesday sees new comics hitting the stands! What has folks excited?

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Comic Vine – ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Extended Edition on the Way – Very nice. I’m interesting in seeing what was cut.

The Beat – DC won’t permit Superman logo on statue of murdered boy – Some times it’s best to not ask.

Bleeding Cool – Ant-Man Movie Hires Two New Writers – Hrm.

 

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iO9 – All-New Ultimates #4

CBR- Lazarus #9

Rob Patey’s Comics and Corporate Communications Blog – The Will of Captain Crown Vol. 1

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We took a bit of a breather yesterday, but back today! hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend!

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Kotaku – A New Robotech Series Is Coming – Yes!

Liberty Voice – Superman Jewish American Hero – Interesting read.

Kotaku – Transformers Universe Open Beta Rolls Out – Might need to check this out.

 

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Talking Comics – Legendary Star-Lord #1

Talking Comics – Original Sin #5

The Mary Sue – Snowpiercer

Talking Comics – Sheltered #10

Our First Look at Clark Kent… From 2013

Numerous websites are all over a picture of actor Henry Cavill dressed in Clark Kent mode in a photo to help support The Royal Marines Charitable Trust. Many are claiming this is the first reveal of Henry Cavill in Clark Kent mode, the alter-ego to Superman with such catchy headlines as  “First Look at Henry Cavill as Clark Kent” and “Clark Kent Revealed.” Sadly, we already saw this at the end of Man of Steel. and unlike today’s photo, that had Kent wearing his iconic glasses. In other words, we have a photo of an actor, holding a t-shirt in front of a chair that says Clark. Nothing new unless you want to follow Cavill’s fashion choices for the film.

Carry on people, nothing new here.

clark_kent_man_of_steelAnd the photo that has everyone worked up… over nothing.

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The weekend is almost here! How many are heading out to see the new Transformers film? Here’s some reviews from around the web to keep you busy this Friday morning.

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Comic Vine – All-New Ghost Rider #4

Talking Comics – All-New Ultimates #4

Comic Vine – Aquaman #32

CBR – Batman #32

Comic Vine – Chew #42

Comic Vine – Deadly Class #6

Comic Vine – Deadpool Vs. Carnage #4

CBR – Dream Thief: Escape #1

Comic Vine – Fantastic Four #6

Comic Vine – The Flash #32

Comic Vine – Larfleeze #12

Comic Vine – Ms. Marvel #5

CBR – Ms. Marvel #5

Comic Vine – New Avengers #20

Comic Vine – Red Lanterns #32

Comic Vine – Savage Hulk #1

Talking Comics – Superman #32

Comic Vine - Superman #32

Comic Vine – Uncanny Avengers #21

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What did you get? What was awesome?

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ICv2 – Amicus Briefs for Kirby Mounting – This should be interesting.

Kotaku – Star Wars: Episode VII’s Cast, Now In Lego Form – Awesome.

GamePolitics – DFC Predicts $100 Billion in Video Game Software Sales by 2018 – That’s an impressive number.

 

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Comic Vine – The Amazing Spider-Man #3

Comic Vine – Avengers Undercover #6

Comic Vine – Batman #32

Comic Vine – C.O.W.L. #2

The Fandom Post – Fell Vol. 1: Feral City

Comic Vine – Ghostbusters #17

Comic Vine – New Avengers Annual #1

Comic Vine – Outcast #1

CBR – Superman #32

Comic Vine – X-O Manowar #26

Review: Superman #32

superman #32 coverAfter much build up, writer Geoff Johns, and artist John Romita Jr., with inker Klaus Janson take over the duties on Superman, starting with Superman #32. This is Romita Jr.’s first work for DC Comics, and he’s kicking off this new chapter in his career with the Man of Steel.

In this new adventure, Superman is flying solo. That is, until he meets the intriguing new character Ulysses, the Man of Tomorrow. Ulysses shares many of Kal-El’s experiences, including being rocketed as an infant from a world with no future. But what will his emergence mean to Superman and the world?

But, the changes aren’t limited to Superman, because what would he be without his alter-ego Clark Kent. Kent has been off being a blogger, but Perry White offers him a chance to return to The Daily Planet.

There’s also a mysterious character targeting Metropolis with strange mechanical creations… and that person has some connection to Clark’s past.

There’s a lot here in this first issue, giving a fresh start to Superman, from a fresh creative team. I’ve been generally unimpressed with the handling of Superman in DC’s New 52. The character lost something in the revamp, but there’s a tone to this first issue that comes close to figuring out what’s missing.

But, the story isn’t really the focus here, it’s the fact John Romita Jr. is providing the art. I’ll be honest, while I like Romita’s art at times, I’m not blown away by it as so many are. I find the character’s faces often lack distinction, in that they’re mostly the same, and you can see that here with the scientists towards the beginning, or Clark standing next to Perry White. Other than their hair, these two sets of characters are just too similar. Romita has a distinctive style, it just doesn’t appeal to my taste.

If you’re a fan though, Romita’s use of motion fits Superman quite well, and there’s some solid action scenes throughout. For Romita fans, you’ll find a lot to like here and a lot of that is due to Janson’s inking. Johns’ story is interesting. It has a lot of build up, and there’s a lot of potential, especially with the clear compare/contrast between Superman and Ulysses. The key will be how this pays off in the end.

Overall, there’s been much hype leading up to this debut. The issue is good, not great, filled with a lot of potential, and a step in the right direction for Superman in the New 52.

Story: Geoff Johns Art: John Romita Jr.
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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It’s new comics tomorrow! What are you excited for? Unsure what to get? We’ll have our picks in a few hours.

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ICv2 – ‘DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Rivals Batman vs. The Joker’ – Interesting, hopefully I get to check it out at Gen Con.

Comic Vine – Want to be on the New Fox Show Gotham? – Could be cool.

The ComiChron – May 2014 comics sales estimates now online; Amazing Spidey #1 up to 545k – Some solid sales.

 

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CBR – The Empty Man #1

CBR – Starlight #4

Comic Vine – Superman #32

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It’s a new week! What awesome comics did everyone read over the weekend?

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YDR – Ky. man auctioning rare comic book collection – A cool opportunity.

DC Women Kicking Ass – Wendy’s Offers Superman and Wonder Woman Toys; Original Comic Book – Guess I’m going to Wendy’s a bunch.

ICv2 – New DC SVP Sales and Biz Dev – Congrats.

 

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CBR – Brass Sun #1

Talking Comics – Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #5

Talking Comics – Harbinger #23

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