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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

Cypher solves Krakoa’s latest mystery in X-Men Unlimited

Marvel Unlimited’s fan-favorite anthology is back with an all-new story arc! X-Men Unlimited #42 “Cypher in the Cryptolect” launched on Monday, July 4, and now readers can check out #43 in the exclusive Infinity Comic format!

Writer Alex Paknadel teams with artist Damian Couceiro, and editor Lauren Amaro for X-Men Unlimited’s latest saga! Read the newest installment of X-Men Unlimited in the Marvel Unlimited app now, and catch new chapters weekly every Monday.

Cypher is determined to turn Krakoa into a language of the arts—but he’s going to have to put that dream on hold as he gets called in to help investigate a mysterious incident: a human has somehow entered through one of the Krakoan gates before collapsing gravely injured! And now, a mysterious force seems to be jumping from mutant host to mutant host as it burns through them. What is going on, and can Cypher solve the mystery before more mutants wind up dead? 

X-Men Unlimited #42

Preview: Batman: Urban Legends #17

Batman: Urban Legends #17

(W) Ryan Cady, Joey Esposito, Alex Paknadel and Dan Watters (A) Gleb Melnikov, Serg Acuna, Amancay Nahuelpan and Riley Rossmo
In Shops: Jul 12, 2022
SRP: $7.99

A blockbuster issue! Batman teams up with the Flash, Aquaman, and Black Adam in three spectacular stories in this special issue of Batman: Urban Legends, celebrating the Dark Knight’s monumental year on the silver screen! Also features a Bat-villain-centric bonus story. Brought to you by four stellar creative teams. Perfect for old fans and new readers alike!

Batman: Urban Legends #17

Preview: Darkhold: Spider-Man #1

Darkhold: Spider-Man #1

(W) Alex Paknadel (A) Diogenes Neves (CA) James Harren
In Shops: Dec 22, 2021
SRP: $3.99

After reading from the ancient Darkhold, Spider-Man was meant to gain the power to enter the dread Chthon’s dimension and stop him from spreading his mythic darkness across the globe. Instead the book drove him insane – but what does that mean for the stalwart Peter Parker? Dive into a warped world of Spider-Man’s broken mind!

Darkhold: Spider-Man #1

Review: TKO Presents: Tales of Terror

TKO Presents: Tales of Terror brings together the series of one-shots release by TKO Studios in one entertaining graphic novel.

Story: Liana Kangas, Joe Corallo, Sebastian Girner, Steve Foxe, Alex Paknadel, Kelly Williams, Rob Pilkington, Michael Moreci, Erick C. Freitas
Art: Paul Azaceta, Baldemar Rivas, Lisandro Estherren, Ian MacEwan, Kelly Williams, Kit Mills, Jesús Hervás, Jelena Dordević-Maksimović, Jen Hickman
Color: Patricio Delpeche
Letterer: Jeff Powell, Steve Wands, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, Chas! Pangburn, Ariana Maher, Simon Bowland

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon (paperback)
Amazon (hardcover)

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Preview: Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1

Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1

(W) Alex Paknadel (A) Ryan Bodenheim (CA) Steve Skroce
In Shops: Nov 03, 2021
SRP: $4.99

• With Doctor Strange gone, the Avengers are the only ones who can stop a rampaging Juggernaut-like monster from wrecking all of Manhattan!
• But what does this mystical creature want?
• And how does the magic-skeptical Iron Man hold the answer?

Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1
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