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Preview: Mysteries of Love in Space #1

Mysteries of Love in Space #1

(W) James Tynion IV, Saladin Ahmed, Cecil Castellucci, Kyle Higgins, Jeff Loveness, Others (A) Tom Grummett, Kyle Hotz, Elena Casagrande, Max Dunbar, Others (CA) Joelle Jones
In Shops: Jan 30, 2019
SRP: $9.99

Sometimes love can make you feel like you’re from another planet…but what if you actually were? Join Superman, The New Gods, Green Lantern, Starro, Hawkgirl and even the Teen Titans’ new sensation Crush for eight tales of romance that will whisk you to the moon and back!

Mysteries of Love in Space #1

Preview: New Challengers #5

New Challengers #5

(W) Scott Snyder, Aaron Gillespie (A/CA) V Kenneth Marion, Sandu Florea
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $2.99

The team returns to Challengers Mountain, only to find it completely obliterated! And without the mountain to replenish their borrowed time, it looks like they’re out of second chances. But for the Challengers to live to fight another day, they’ll need to use a power with a consequence that spells certain doom!

Preview: New Challengers #4

New Challengers #4

(W) Scott Snyder, Aaron Gillespie (A/CA) V Kenneth Marion
In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $2.99

The Challengers tackle undead barbarians and a zombie-dinosaur stampede way down under in otherworldly Skartaris. Good thing they find that flock of pterodactyls, too-turns out to be handy against rogue agents setting up a super-weapon! Unfortunately, the Challengers also find their HQ destroyed and their predecessors missing. Plus, their borrowed time might be up, because the hourglass tattoos are on the fritz. All in a day’s work for the Challengers! (Face palm!)

Preview: WWE: Attitude Era 2018 Special #1

WWE: Attitude Era 2018 Special #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Ryan Ferrier, Andy Belanger, Aaron Gillespie, Julian May
Artist: Michel Mulipola, Andy Belanger, Hyeonjin Kim, Kendall Goode
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Rahzzah
Incentive Cover: Will Robson (colors by Jeremy Lawson)
Colorists: Doug Garbark, Jeremy Lawson
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $7.99

ARE YOU READY? The most iconic time in Sports Entertainment history comes to life in untold stories of the WWE. This anthology includes stories looking at Stone Cold Steve Austin, the rivalry between the Brothers of Destruction, Undertaker and Kane, and DX’s infamous invasion of a certain wrestling program “down South”…

Preview: New Challengers #3

New Challengers #3

(W) Scott Snyder, Aaron Gillespie (A) Klaus Janson (A/CA) Andy Kubert
In Shops: Jul 18, 2018
SRP: $2.99

It’s the New Challengers versus the Old Challengers! The original Challengers infiltrate Challengers Mountain to uncover the identity of the professor who’s been manipulating both teams! As dark matter leaks from the Dark Multiverse, the New Challengers travel to the prehistoric underworld of Skartaris, stomping grounds of Travis Morgan, the Warlord!

WWE: Attitude Era #1 is Unveiled with a First Look

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a first look at WWE: Attitude Era #1, an oversized special one shot available in August 1st, 2018 focusing on one of the most important eras in WWE history. Join Ryan Ferrier, Andy Belanger, Aaron Gillespie, Julian May, Michel Mulipola, Hyeonjin Kim, and Kendall Goode for stories delving into the history of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, the rivalry between the Brothers of Destruction, Undertaker and Kane, and DX’s infamous invasion of a  competitor “down South”…

WWE: Attitude Era #1 features a main cover by Rahzzah, with a variant cover by Will Robson with colors by Jeremy Lawson.

Preview: New Challengers #2

New Challengers #2

(W) Scott Snyder, Aaron Gillespie (A) Klaus Janson (A/CA) Andy Kubert
In Shops: Jun 20, 2018
SRP: $2.99

The Challengers of the Unknown venture on their first mission for the Professor… to the bottom of the ocean! But when the ancient artifact they have to collect turns out to be far more dangerous than expected, the new teammates realize they might not all make it out alive!

Review: New Challengers #1

Challengers Mountain has returned to the DC Universe and chosen a new team of explorers! Five misfit strangers are given a second chance at life, but only if they obey the orders of the mysterious Professor and execute deadly missions in the most unexplored corners of the multiverse! And if the new Challengers of the Unknown fail…it will be more than just their own lives that hang in the balance!

Going in to this first issue, I knew very little about Challengers of the Unknown, the classic Jack Kirby creation that has been around for over 60 years. I’ve read the recent reboots which have been forgettable and with their recent role in Dark Nights: Metal, I was interested in seeing where this series would go. After the first issue, that interest is a big deflated.

With a story from Scott Snyder and Aaron Gillespie the first issue is the gathering of the team laying out the concept of the series. The concept though it something we’ve seen numerous times. A group of misfits are brought together and have a failsafe put in that forces them to comply and do dangerous and crazy missions. It’s basically the same concept of Suicide Squad. And beyond that set up, there doesn’t feel like there’s a lot else in this first issue.

We meet the characters and get just a dip of who they are and why we should care. We get a little bit of their personalities and how they might clash. And they have a mission that’s so much of a mystery it’s hard to completely care. It’s almost too much set up and not enough action and plot progression. This would be the part of the movie where we get the flash sequences of the various characters and then they’re pitched the deadly mission. Even how they’re brought in to line is rather cookie cutter, been there material.

The art by Andy Kubert with ink by Klaus Janson and color by Brad Anderson is good. There’s a bit of a throwback style to it and that style matches a rather dragged out plot. When we get to the end we see where things pick up and get interesting. The visuals shift and get entertaining, the WTF moments come a bit late.

The series has a lot of potential. With a team that can go anywhere and experience anything there’s so much that can be done part of the fun will be to see where it all goes. There’s also the mystery of the team mention in Metal that’s a mystery. The concepts are there. The mystery is good. The canvass on which it can all be painted is impressive. The delivery though is a bit lacking. This very well could be a case where the overall package is better than the individual issue but with just one that’s a bit difficult to tell. As is, this is one I’ll read but the excitement has waned.

Story: Scott Snyder, Aaron Gillespie Art: Andy Kubert
Ink: Klaus Janson Color: Brad Anderson Lettering: Deron Bennett
Group Editor: Marie Javins Editor: Rebecca Taylor
Story: 6.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: New Challengers #1

New Challengers #1

(W) Scott Snyder, Aaron Gillespie (A) Klaus Janson (A/CA) Andy Kubert
In Shops: May 16, 2018
SRP: $2.99

From the pages of DARK NIGHTS: METAL! Challengers Mountain has returned to the DC Universe and chosen a new team of explorers! Five misfit strangers are given a second chance at life, but only if they obey the orders of the mysterious Professor and execute deadly missions in the most unexplored corners of the multiverse! And if the new Challengers of the Unknown fail…it will be more than just their own lives that hang in the balance!

Preview: New Talent Showcase 2017

New Talent Showcase 2017

(W) David Accampo, Aaron Gillespie, Tony Patrick (A) Siya Oum, Sam Lotfi, Minkyu Jung, Lynne Yoshii, Matt Merhoff, Lalit Kumar Sharma (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
In Shops: Nov 29, 2017
SRP: $7.99

The latest graduates from the DC Talent Development Workshops show off their skills in stories starring some of DC’s greatest characters. In these tales, Poison Ivy fights an ancient demon, Doctor Fate is confronted by the cost of magic, Red Hood and Duke Thomas face off in a training day simulation and so much more!

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