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Preview: Steven Universe #36

Steven Universe #36

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Taylor Robin
Artist: S.M. Mara
Colorist: Whitney Cogar
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artists:
    Main Cover: Missy Peña
    Preorder Cover: Killian Ng
Price: $3.99

Steven and Connie discover that books around the library have disappeared! It’s up to the two of them to confront the small worm-like corrupted gem responsible for this dastardly crime—and maybe learn more about Gem history while they’re at it!

Steven Universe #36

Preview: Once & Future #6

Once & Future #6

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Dan Mora
Colorist: Tamara Bonvillain
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Price: $3.99

With the fate of the world in the balance, Duncan must finally accept his role in the larger story. But has Gran trained him well enough to defeat the undead King of the Britons by himself?

Once & Future #6

Wonder Woman #750 delivers “a Brave New World” by Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch, Mike Spicer, and Tom Napolitano. Get a First Look.

Wonder Woman #750, on shelves this Wednesday, is an all-star 96-page celebration of the Amazon Princess by longtime favorites and acclaimed new voices! This oversized gem tells tales from Diana’s past and present, along with major implications for the future of DC’s first Super Hero!

With the publication of Wonder Woman #750, DC returns to legacy numbering for Wonder Woman, gives a glimpse into Diana’s distant past, and heads boldly towards the future!

Storytellers contributing to the issue also include Colleen Doran, Mariko Tamaki, legendary Wonder Woman creators Gail Simone, Liam Sharp, Nicola Scott, and Greg Rucka returning to the character, and more! Wonder Woman #750 also features pinup artwork by Ramona Fradon, José Luis Garcia-López, Emanuela Lupacchino, Bilquis Evely, and Travis Moore.

One of those major implications was teased in 2019, that Wonder Woman’s legacy precedes all other Super Heroes in the DCU’s overarching narrative. A hint at what that looks like can be seen in Wonder Woman #750’s “A Brave New World” eight-page story by Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch, Mike Spicer, and Tom Napolitano.

Check out this first look:

Wonder Woman #750

Heavy Metal #298 Heads to the Furthest Reaches with Ben Templesmith, Richard Corben, David Hine, and more!

Heavy Metal Entertainment has announced the release of Heavy Metal #298, the Furthest Reaches Special, coming March 2020. In the lead up to Heavy Metal’s landmark 300th issue, the world’s greatest illustrated science fiction mag will take readers to the edge of the cosmos and beyond with this specially curated issue.

Managing editor Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Halloween, Batman Eternal) helms the intergalactic Heavy Metal starship bound for Alpha Proxima 9! An amazing collection of all-new science fiction tales fills this issue. Stories so twisted they are sure to blow a circuit in that defective cybernetic implant you had inserted into your cerebellum.

In this issue:

  • “Murky World” Chapter 12, by Richard Corben, continues. In a bizarre land populated by hungry deadlings, cruel necromancers, and buxom cyclops, Tugat the warrior sets out to retrieve his lost horse Frix.
  • David Hine & Mark Stafford create bone-chilling intersections with insectoid life in Bug House.”
  • Alex Smith takes us through a Body Jack as modification reaches new frontiers.
  • Matt Emmons plumbs the robot psyche with The Incubator.”
  • Emilio Balcarce & Marcelo Perez explore “A New Life” in the collapse of a robot army.  
  • James Maddox & Ben Templesmith plunge us into the Abyss of Souls with partners lost in space.  
  • “Philip K Dick’s Head is Missing is based on the true story of the Android Head of sci-fi legend Philip K. Dick that went missing in 2005.  In 1980, Robert Faraday, assistant to Philip K. Dick, chronicles the author quickly losing his mind. While the author tries to explain staggering visions from space, his Android simulacrum gains a sentience of its own in the future. A shared destiny links them as events hurtle towards a singularity. By Michael David Nelsen​ and Dwayne Harris​.
  • Carlos Huante, Artist and concept designer for the Ridley Scott films Alien: Covenant and Alien: Prometheus, is featured with a gallery of previously unseen images and concept designs. Also highlighted in a gallery is futurist visionary Josan “Deathburger” Gonzalez as he discusses his post apocalyptic worlds of Robo-City Prime and New Citadel 9. Interviews by Hanna Means Shannon.
  • In Omar Estevez and FG Dr. Stain Ortiz Rivero’s “Totemic”, a couple of bandits in a ravaged world discover that sometimes it’s better not to get what you asked for.
  • “Project Z”: An earth-shattering asteroid changed the course of mankind forever. The few who survived sought to rebuild what was lost, factions of people scattered across the earth, unbeknownst to one another, fight to survive on this now desolate earth. By Matt Medney & Morgan Rosenblum.
  • “Dowser” is a short story by Dwayne Harris. In a world nearly devoid of drinkable water, a vicious gang holds sway over one of the few remaining wells in the American Southwest. When their well runs dry, they seek out a legendary figure, the Dowser, to help them find another – whether he’s willing to or not. 

Heavy Metal #298 features three covers to choose from:

Cover A: “Taarna” by Esau Escorza & Carlos Villas
Cover B: “Recalculating” by Gabriel Ippoliti
Cover C: by Phil Cohen

The Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo, Benjamin Jackendoff, and Scot Eaton Introduce a New Werewolf By Night

Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas will be co-writing a new Marvel comic series this April with Benjamin Jackendoff.

The pair previously worked together on a story for Marvel Comics #1000 that focused on Red Wolf and will now be teaming up with acclaimed comic artist Scot Eaton on Werewolf By Night. The series will introduce a brand-new Werewolf by Night character to the Marvel Universe in a story set in Arizona. The new Werewolf by Night will be a young man named Jake who will be dealing with the effects of a family curse while trying to protect his people. The events of the story will also be driven by the outcome of March’s Outlawed one-shot.

The new series and character will be “going through a Native lens” reflecting Taboo’s Native American heritage.

Werewolf By Night #1 is out this April with a cover by Mike McKone.

Werewolf By Night #1

Ray Fawkes & Jeremy Haun Present The Final Witness, A Crime-Noir Mystery

A terrifying serial killer wreaks havoc in The Final Witness #1 (of 5) this April!

Eisner-nominated writer Ray Fawkes and electrifying artist Jeremy Haun present a captivating crime-noir mystery! Can a powerful new hero, a detective, and an investigative journalist solve this chilling case as more and more bodies are found in San Francisco? 

The gripping crime-noir thriller begins in The Final Witness #1 (of 5) on April 29th, 2020, featuring colors by Nick Filardi, letters by Clayton Cowles, and covers by RahzzahMichael WalshCaspar Wijngaard, Jeremy Haun, and Travis Escarfullery.

Here’s a first look at the brand-new hero’s origin!

The Final Witness #1 (of 5)

Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande Launch a New Black Widow Ongoing Series this April

Eisner-nominated writer Kelly Thompson will be launching a new Black Widow ongoing series this April! Drawn by rising star artist Elena Casagrande, Black Widow #1 will feature a deadly mystery that only the Marvel Universe’s greatest spy can solve.

Beyond San Francisco’s Golden Gate, Natasha’s entire world will be upended as she finds herself up against some of her most formidable villains. But what happens when they’ve found a way to take her out – even more permanent than death? Readers can expect all the intrigue and heart-pounding exploits that Natasha Ramonoff is known for as well as appearances by characters like Red Guardian and Yelena Belova! With this new series, 2020 will be Black Widow’s greatest adventure yet!

Written by Thompson with art by Casagrande, Black Widow #1 features a cover by Adam Hughes. Follow along on Natasha Ramonoff’s latest mission this April!

Black Widow #1

Graphic Policy Radio: X-Men and the MLK Legacy Roundtable

One of our most listened to episodes of Graphic Policy Radio discussed the X-Men and their use as an allegory of the civil rights, it covered the series throughout its many incarnations and writers. The discussion also veered into the depiction of minorities in “comic” entertainment and Marvel’s continuity. In honor of MLK day, we represent that podcast discussion.

Guests joining in on the conversation were:

  • Steve Attewell – A political & union activist, Steve holds a PhD in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the founder and writer of Race for the Iron Throne as well as The Realignment Project
  • David Brothers – David works for a comics publisher, blogs about stuff at 4thletter.net, & tweets about everything at @hermanos. Find his life story at iamdavidbrothers.com.
  • Gene Demby – Gene Demby is an American writer and journalist & the lead blogger for NPR’s Code Switch team.
  • Emma Houxbois – Emma is a queer blogger for hire out of Vancouver, BC most recently attached to Girls Read Comics. Follow her @emmahouxbois
  • Kendra James – a blogger who writes on race, comics, television & more for Racialicious, follow her @wriglied

You can listen to the archive below or go here and download it for on the go.

Review: Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story

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One of the best releases of the last decade of comics is Top Shelf‘s March trilogy which details the life of Congressman John Lewis. Lewis was an instrumental individual in the Civil Rights movement. That successful graphic novel lead to Top Shelf partnering with the Fellowship of Reconciliation to publish new editions of Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story. The comic is an amazing piece of history that has been used to promote peaceful, non-violent protests around the world, being translated into numerous languages.

The 16-page comic is a wonderful summary of the Civil Rights movement taking individuals through the methods and thought process used to protest Montgomery policy that African Americans were to ride in the back of the bus. The narration is from an individual named “Jones” and his experience through the protest. After the story wraps up, there’s a step by step checklist that breaks down the exact methodology used and also how its been used throughout the world, in particular, to win India’s independence.

Top Shelf has focused on not just reprinting the comic in modern standards, they’ve used similar paper and coloring from the time that it originally was printed. This looks like a copy you might have held decades ago. A fantastic recreation of an important piece of comic and civil rights history.

Everyone should check this out, to learn about United States history, but also how comics have been used to create change and in political movements.

Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #47

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #47

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo
Colorist: Walter Baiamonte
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
 
    Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
     Foil Cover: Goñi Montes
    Incentive Cover: Kris Anka
    Unlocked Story Variant: Dan Mora
Price: $3.99

NECESSARY EVIL CONTINUES! After a shocking betrayal, the Omega Rangers are forced to return to earth—and to reveal their identities to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. But can either team of Power Rangers survive the truth?

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #47
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