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Preview: DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #5 (of 6)

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #5 (of 6)

(W) Matthew Rosenberg, Alex Paknadel (A) Pasquale Qualano (CA) Alan Quah
In Shops: Nov 15, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Betrayed and out of options, the pitiful remnants of the team head to a bleak and desolate Central City for one last Hail Mary as Baron Cinder’s terrifying lieutenants close in. Will a Marvel Family showdown at the end of the world snuff out humanity’s last hope, or will the team’s final desperate gamble pay off?

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #5 (of 6)

Alex Paknadel and Caspar Wijngaard’s All Against All gets a trailer

All Against All #1 is in stores December 7, and you can pre-order at your Local Comic Shop!

Writer Alex Paknadel, artist Caspar Wijngaard, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou present a primal vision of humanity gone terribly wrong.

In All Against All, it is the distant future. Earth is long gone, but a race of alien conquerors known as “the Operators” have preserved its most savage animals in an artificial jungle environment they barely understand. With no bodies of their own, the Operators move from world to world, harvesting bodies for the organic exosuits they use to wage their endless wars. Ignored and underestimated by his captors is the habitat’s sole human specimen, Helpless. However, when their efforts to find and harvest an apex predator intensify, he gives them far more than they bargained for.

Featuring variant covers by Sean Phillips, Martin Simmonds, and Christian Ward!

Preview: DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #5 (of 6)

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #5 (of 6)

(W) Matthew Rosenberg, Alex Paknadel (A) Pasquale Qualano (CA) Alan Quah
In Shops: Nov 15, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Betrayed and out of options, the pitiful remnants of the team head to a bleak and desolate Central City for one last Hail Mary as Baron Cinder’s terrifying lieutenants close in. Will a Marvel Family showdown at the end of the world snuff out humanity’s last hope, or will the team’s final desperate gamble pay off?

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #5 (of 6)

Preview: DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #4 (of 6)

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #4 (of 6)

(W) Matthew Rosenberg, Alex Paknadel (A) Pasquale Qualano (CA) Alan Quah
In Shops: Oct 18, 2022
SRP: $3.99

With Baron Cinder and his lieutenants kept occupied by the mother of all diversions, the team attempts a daring raid on the Blood Farm to retrieve the one person who can bring sunlight back to the world. However, they have not reckoned on the terrifying presence of the Baron’s vampire knights-familiar faces whose blades are every bit as bloodthirsty as they are. And in the backup, we learn the sad fate of the King of Cities, Jack Hawksmoor!

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #4 (of 6)

Review: Redfork

After a run-in with the law, ex-con Noah returns to his coal-mining hometown to find it in economic decline and riddled with drug abuse. But, there’s something far more sinister in the coal mines than the evil corporation exploiting the town and its people.

Story: Alex Paknadel
Art: Nil Vendrell
Color: Giulia Brusco
Letterer: Ryan Ferrier

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Preview: DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #3 (of 6)

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #3 (of 6)

(W) Matthew Rosenberg, Alex Paknadel (A) Pasquale Qualano (CA) Alan Quah
In Shops: Sep 20, 2022
SRP: $3.99

The apocalyptic Suicide Squad team are planning for an all-out assault at the Blood Farm when one of Gotham’s daughters finds them first. Batwoman gives them the chance to risk it all to save one of their own…but will this new mission give them the power they need to take on the mysterious Lord Cinder and his lieutenants? Or are they playing right into his hands? In the backup, learn the tragic story of Nightwing’s betrayal and how he became a vampire!

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #3 (of 6)

All Against All is a primal vision of humanity gone terrible wrong

Image Comics has revealed, All Against All by writer Alex Paknadel, artist/colorist Caspar Wijngaard, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and the latest from the Syzygy imprint. This five issue miniseries will offer a uniquely harrowing and vividly illustrated tale and launch in December.

All Against All is focused on a race of otherworldly conquerors in pursuit of an especially lethal predator… man. The series is set in the distant future. Earth is long gone, but a race of alien conquerors known as “the Operators” have preserved its most savage animals in an artificial jungle environment they barely understand.

With no bodies of their own, the Operators move from world to world, harvesting bodies for the organic exosuits they use to wage their endless wars. Ignored and underestimated by his captors is the habitat’s sole human specimen, Helpless.

However, when their efforts to find and harvest an apex predator intensify, he gives them far more than they bargained for.

Adding to the series’ creative luster, each issue will feature covers not only by Wijngaard, but also by an amazing array of artistic talents showcased with a line of exciting variant covers.

All Against All #1 will be released on Wednesday, December 7 at local comic shops and available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play:

  • Cover A by Wijngaard – Diamond Code OCT220047
  • Cover B by Sean Phillips – Diamond Code OCT220048
  • Cover C (1:25 copy incentive) by Martin Simmonds – Diamond Code OCT220049
  • Cover D (1:50 copy incentive) by Christian Ward – Diamond Code OCT220050

Preview: DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #2 (of 6)

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #2 (of 6)

(W) Matthew Rosenberg, Alex Paknadel (A) Pasquale Qualano
In Shops: Aug 16, 2022
SRP: $3.99

The survivors of a horrifying vampire attack, led by Deathstroke, take shelter with Talia al Ghul. With intel from a hero recently saved from vampirism, John Constantine prepares them for a (suicide) mission, while Midnighter goes through every scenario in his head and finds out the dark truth. Meanwhile the mysterious vampire Lord Cinder has become aware of their plans and prepares a surprise…

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #2 (of 6)

Review: DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #1

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #1

DC vs. Vampires has been an epic maxi-series so far. The story has had a world where the superheroes and villains have slowly been turned by the vampire nation until it’s far too late. Now, the vampires have taken over with vampire metas ruling all. All that’s left is a small group of heroes and villains who are broken and desperate to stop what’s going on. The series has been generally contained with a few one-shots and now DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #1.

Written by Alex Paknadel and Matthew Rosenberg, the issue follows a desperate Deathstroke as he leads a team in an attempt to resurrect Batman. Of course things go wrong leading to some surprise twists, turns, and losses. And, that’s one of the things that has been great about the series. With it being a story unto itself, heroes and villains can die and be turned into vampires. It leaves you guessing as to who you can trust and who is a threat. It’s fun to read a comic and not be sure who’s turning up and whose side they’re on.

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #1 does a great job of worldbuilding as well. We’re introduced to a new sanctuary for humans. The issue takes us through it all, how it works, what the leadership is like. We get a sense of what the world is like for them and the challenges they face. We also get to see a lot more heroes and villains who we might have wondered where they are. And finally, it creates further tension. The one thing that has hampered our heroes (and villains) is that they’ve been unsure as to what to do. That continues here with more fighting and a fractured front.

The art by Pasquale Qualano is very interesting. Done in black, white, grey, and red Nicola Righi handles the tones with Troy Peteri on lettering. I like the design of the characters, world, and the style fits well with the story and genre. But, at times I had some issues figuring out the details and what’s going on. Still, there’s something that’s really cool about the choice. There’s some great dynamic panels and pages in the issue that really show off the world.

Guillaume Singelin handles the story and art for a bonus story featuring Jim Gordon and what remains of the Gotham PD. It’s a great addition answering some questions. Like the above, you don’t know who you can trust. But, also like the above the art is a bit muddled at times to figure out what’s going on.

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #1 is a solid addition to the overall story. It tackles what else is going on with events that wouldn’t fit in the main series, not just in length but with the narrative itself. It shows a side mission that’s pretty vital to the overall event and answers some questions as well as opening up some intriguing possibilities.

Story: Alex Paknadel, Matthew Rosenberg, Guillaume Singelin Art: Pasquale Qualano, Guillaume Singelin
Tones: Nicola Righi Letterer: Troy Peteri
Story: 8.25 Art: 7.85 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: DC VS. Vampires: All-Out War #1

DC VS. Vampires: All-Out War #1

Written by: Guillaume Singelin, Alex Paknadel, Matthew Rosenberg
Art by: Guillaume Singelin, Pasquale Qualano

One of the last secret, underground human cities is facing total annihilation and its leader—John Constantine—must plan a suicide mission to assassinate a key lieutenant in the vampire empire! Against unreal odds and with an unlikely team including Booster Gold, Deathstroke, and Mary Marvel, does the Hellblazer have one more trick up his sleeve? A gritty, violent, monochromatic companion series to DC vs. Vampires!

DC VS. Vampires: All-Out War #1
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