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Horizon Zero Dawn Comes to Comics

Titan Comics and Guerrilla embark on an exciting adventure together with their first original comic book series set in the world of the global smash-hit PS4 game Horizon Zero Dawn. The hotly-anticipated debut issue is set to arrive in stores summer 2020 with a cover by superstar artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

Set on a far future Earth, where nature has reclaimed the planet but massive, animal-like machines now rule the land, Horizon Zero Dawn follows the story of Aloy, an extraordinary young woman whose quest to solve the riddle of her mysterious origins takes her deep into the ruins of the ancient past.

Released in 2017, Horizon Zero Dawn garnered praise from both fans and critics alike, receiving numerous awards including the 2018 Writers Guild of America Award for Achievement in Videogame Writing and the 2018 BAFTA Games Award for Original Property.

Titan’s new comic book series – co-created by Anne Toole, one of the writers of Horizon Zero Dawn, with artwork by fan-favorite artist Ann Maulina – takes place after the events of the game as Talanah, a strong and determined hunter, struggles to find purpose after her trusted friend Aloy disappears. When a mysterious threat emerges in the wilds, she sets out to hunt and to defeat it, only to learn that a whole new breed of killer machines stalk the land!

Issue #1 is set to debut in comic stores on July 22, 2020, with a range of amazing variant covers to collect, including artwork by superstar artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, fan-favorite digital illustrator LoishPeach Momoko, original game art, plus much more! Fans of Horizon Zero Dawn can also look forward to a one-shot prequel comic book, which leads into this brand-new issue #1 to be released as part of Free Comic Book Day 2020

Horizon Zero Dawn #1 hits comic stores and digital devices on July 22, 2020.

Horizon Zero Dawn #1

DC Reveals the Decade Variant Covers for the Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular

DC is celebrating Catwoman‘s 80th anniversary this April! The character debuted alongside Batman in 1940’s Batman #1 and since has become an icon.

To honor this publishing milestone, on April 15, 2020, DC will celebrate Catwoman’s 80th anniversary with a landmark one-shot, Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1.

DC will be releasing 8 variant covers celebrating each decade and you can see them below!

  • 1940s variant cover by ADAM HUGHES 
  • 1950s variant cover by TRAVIS CHAREST 
  • 1960s variant cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL 
  • 1970s variant cover by FRANK CHO 
  • 1980s variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU 
  • 1990s variant cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO 
  • 2000s variant cover by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS, and ALEX SINCLAIR 
  • 2010s variant cover by JEEHYUNG LEE 

Get a First Look at Batman #92

Batman #92

Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Guillem March and Tomeu Morey
Cover by Yasmin Putri
Variant cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Harley Quinn’s No Fool, and Punchline’s No Joke
Their Paths Finally Cross in Batman #92

The greatest heist in history is underway in Gotham City, courtesy of the mysterious crimemaster known as the Designer! Batman knows what he needs to do, but in order to stop the plot, he must first escape the most ingenious death trap the Riddler has ever devised!

Meanwhile, Harley Quinn’s path leads her face to face with Punchline! Batman #92 hits shelves April 1!

Batman #92

Celebrate DC’s Feline Fatale with Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 Decade Variant Covers!

On April 15, 2020, DC will celebrate Catwoman’s 80th anniversary with a landmark one-shot, Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1. Since the character first appeared alongside Batman in 1940’s Batman #1, Catwoman has become an icon to millions of comic book fans. The undeniable magnetism between Batman and Catwoman has been one of comics’ most reliable constants: wherever Catwoman goes, Batman is sure to follow, if only to take her down.

Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1, with a main cover by Joëlle Jones, will feature decade variants by:

  • 1940s variant cover by ADAM HUGHES 
  • 1950s variant cover by TRAVIS CHAREST 
  • 1960s variant cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL 
  • 1970s variant cover by FRANK CHO 
  • 1980s variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU 
  • 1990s variant cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO 
  • 2000s variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS 
  • 2010s variant cover by JEEHYUNG LEE 

Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a prestige format comic book retailing for $9.99 and available at local comics retailers and digital retailers on April 15, 2020.

Artgerm’s Punchline Variant Moved up to Batman #92

DC is taking a bit of the sting out of any fans getting pranked on April Fool’s Day by giving them access to Stanley “Artgerm” Lau’s breathtaking variant cover featuring Punchline a whole two issues earlier! The cover will now be a variant for Batman #92 instead of the originally planned issue #94.

Since its reveal a few weeks ago, this cover has only served to turn up the heat and interest in this mysterious character following her initial cameo appearances in Batman #89 on February 19, as well as in issue #3 of Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen, on sale now at comic book stores and participating online retailers (Spoiler Alert: Punchline is not a fan of “Apex Lex’s” former bodyguard, Mercy Graves).

“Their Dark Designs,” the debut story arc of writer James Tynion IV and artist Guillem March continues to reveal the plans of Gotham City’s newest villain, The Designer! This mysterious crimemaster is planning the greatest heist in Gotham City and he’s enlisted the aid of Gotham’s most evil villains! Batman knows what he needs to do to stop this plot, but he must first escape the most ingenious death trap ever devised, courtesy of The Riddler!

And under “even more good news,” a new Punchline variant cover is being created for Batman #94 by none other than fan-favorite cover artist Francesco Mattina! With Mattina involved, it’s sure to be dynamite and we’ll share it with you as soon as it’s ready for prime time!

Fans should get to their local comic book retailer now and order their copy of the Batman #92 Artgerm variant ASAP, as retailers will be submitting their orders on Monday, March 9. If you miss one of the hottest stories of the Dark Knight’s career, along with an even hotter cover, the joke is definitely on you!

Batman #92 Punchline Variant

DC Collectibles Enters the New Decade as DC Direct and Lots of New Upcoming Releases

A Facebook page name was the first tip-off but it’s official! DC Collectibles, known for its iconic lines of collectibles, statues and action figures, directly from the source, is returning to the name on which it was founded, DC Direct. The move cements the focus of the line of collectibles as committed to DC material and authenticity of being truly “from the source.”

During New York Toy Fair, DC Direct will display its striking new 2020 action figures and statues in its booth. This year’s lineup will feature an all-new statue line based on The Joker, a revamped Artist Alley line, and additions to expand its best-selling action figure and statue lines including DC Essentials, Batman Black & White, Harley Quinn Red, White & Black, DC Designer Series, DC Bombshells, and more.

The Batman Black & White and Harley Quinn Red, White & Black statue series lines have been a success so it’s only fitting that The Joker gets his own statue line to be based on the iconic images of the Super-Villain from the DC Comics pages. The series will appropriately be named The Joker Clown Prince of Crime. The inaugural figure is based on the iconic image of The Joker by Brian Bolland. Follow Bolland will be statues by Jim Lee with a classic comic Joker design that really portrays how creepy the jokester is with oversized features such as hands and feet and Lee Bermejo, perhaps one of the most popular comic illustrators associated with The Joker. Bermejo has designed a statue that will look amazing on any shelf as its displayed in hues of purple and green.

The highly collectible DC Artists Alley line will also undergo a revamp. The line will feature more premium format designs and figures. First out of the gate, The Joker by Brandt Peters. Peters uses his design talents to bring The Joker to life by combining his antique, Victorian style for a truly unique take on the villain. Additional artists joining the DC Artists Alley line include, Brittney Lee, a popular artist who used her talent in paper-craft-style art to create a new take on the famous villainess Catwoman, Patrick Ballesteros, who uses childlike nostalgia and imagination, to bring one back to their younger years will provide his take on the Bat Family including Deathstroke and Robin, and Zach Heffelfinger will provide his take on the Dark Knight. As a character designer for Nickelodeon on SpongeBob SquarePants, Heffelfinger brings about a sense of nostalgia with his stylistic art.

Additional statues and figures debuting at the show include Deadshot, the last character in the Batman Rogues Gallery Multi-Part Statue; A DC Bombshells: Poison Ivy Holiday Variant; new Batman Black & White and Harley Quinn Red, White & Black statues and DC Essentials and Batman The Adventures Continueaction figures.

For the complete list of DC Direct’s items to be on display at New York Toy Fair, see below:

The Joker Clown Prince of Crime Statue Line:

  • The Joker by Brian Bolland (NY Toy Fair reveal)
  • The Joker by Jim Lee (NY Toy Fair reveal)
  • The Joker by Lee Bermejo (NY Toy Fair reveal)

DC Artists Alley Designer Vinyl Figures

  • The Joker by Brandt Peters (NY Toy Fair reveal)
  • Catwoman by Brittney Lee (NY Toy Fair reveal)
  • Batman by Zach Heffelfinger (NY Toy Fair reveal)
  • Bat-Family by Patrick Ballesteros (NY Toy Fair reveal)

Batman Rogues Gallery Multi-Part Statue:

  • Catwoman
  • The Penguin
  • The Joker
  • Harley Quinn
  • Mr. Freeze
  • Deadshot (NY Toy Fair reveal)

DC Cover Girls Statue Line:

  • Batgirl by Frank Cho Statue
  • Supergirl by Frank Cho Statue
  • Harley Quinn by Frank Cho Statue
  • Poison Ivy by Frank Cho Statue

Batman Black & White Statue Line:

  • Batman by Todd McFarlane Statue
  • Armored Batman by Frank Miller Statue
  • Batman by Jim Lee Statue
  • Batmonster by Greg Capullo Statue
  • Batman by Brian Bolland Statue (NY Toy Fair reveal)
  • Batman Gotham by Gaslight by Mike Mignola Statue (NY Toy Fair reveal)
  • Batman by Freddie E. Williams III Statue (NY Toy Fair reveal)

DC Essentials Action Figures:

  • Batman Rebirth Version 2 Action Figure
  • The Flash Speedforce Action Figure
  • New 52 Nightwing Action Figure
  • Superman The Return of Superman Action Figure
  • DCeased Batman Action Figure
  • DCeased The Joker Action Figure
  • DCeased Aquaman Action Figure
  • DCeased Green Lantern Action Figure
  • DCeased Harley Quinn Action Figure
  • DCeased Superman Action Figure
  • DCeased The Flash Action Figure
  • DCeased Supergirl Action Figure
  • Justice League Action Figure 6-Pack (NY Toy Fair reveal)

DC Designer Series Statue Line:

  • Metal Batman by Greg Capullo Mini Statue
  • Nightwing by Jim Lee Mini Statue
  • Batman by Mike Mignola Mini Statue
  • Batman by Alex Ross Deluxe Statue
  • Supergirl by Michael Turner Mini Statue
  • The Batman Who Laughs by Greg Capullo Statue
  • Catwoman by Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau Statue
  • Harley Quinn by Bruce Timm Mini Statue

DC Gallery:

  • Superman vs. The Flash Racing Statue 2nd Edition
  • Batman vs The Batman Who Laughs Battle Statue
  • DCeased Batman Statue (NY Toy Fair reveal)

Batman The Adventures Continue Action Figures:

  • Robin
  • The Joker
  • The Batman Who Laughs
  • Batman v.2
  • Catwoman
  • Vampire Batman
  • Talon (NY Toy Fair reveal)
  • Thomas Wayne Batman (NY Toy Fair reveal)
  • Batgirl (NY Toy Fair reveal)
  • Robin (Tim Drake) (NY Toy Fair reveal)

Batman The Animates Series Action Figures:

  • Christmas with The Joker (Metallic Variant) (NY Toy Fair reveal)

Harley Quinn Red, White & Black Statue Line:

  • Harley Quinn by Steve Pugh
  • Harley Quinn by Amanda Conner Statue
  • Harley Quinn by Stanley Lau Statue
  • Harley Quinn by J. Scott Campbell Statue (NY Toy Fair reveal)

DC Bombshells Statue Line:

  • Harley Quinn Deluxe Version 2 Statue
  • Poison Ivy Holiday Variant (NY Toy Fair reveal)

Dark Nights Goes from Metal to Death Metal

This May, Dark Nights cranks it up from “Metal” to “Death Metal” in Dark Nights: Death Metal, the follow up to the game-changing DC event. Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia return to deliver a bigger, louder, and faster sequel to the 2017 series.

Dark Nights: Metal was a hit and introduced the Dark Multiverse and the popular villain, the Batman Who Laughs.

The encore is a six-issue miniseries with the first issue landing on May 13, 2020. Beyond the main story, there’ll also be several “Metalverse” one-shots throughout the summer months expanding upon the world created by the Death Metal storyline.

The series is a follow up to Metal and picks up on some of the threads from that series, as well as being a complete event on its own.

Dark Nights: Death Metal spins out of the events of Scott Snyder’s Justice League run and Year of the Vilain: Hell Arisen by James Tynion IV. The Earth has been consumed by Dark Multiverse energy, having been conquered by the Batman Who Laughs and his evil lieutenants, corrupted versions of Shazam, Donna Troy, Supergirl, Blue Beetle, Hawkman, and Commissioner Jim Gordon. Some heroes, like Wonder Woman and the Flash, have made compromises as they negotiate to keep humanity alive in this hell-born landscape. Others, like Batman, are part of an underground resistance looking to take back control of their world. Superman is imprisoned, cursed to literally power Earth’s sun for eternity.

But a mysterious figure provides Wonder Woman with vital information she might be able to use to rally Earth’s remaining heroes to resist the Batman Who Laughs. Can the Justice League break away from the Dark Multiverse and defeat Perpetua?

Dark Nights: Death Metal‘s first three issues will be released in May, June, and July then resume in September, October, and November. The first issue features a main cover by Capullo, Glapion, and Plascencia, a “Batman Variant” by David Finch, “Superman Variant” by Francesco Mattina, “Wonder Woman Variant” by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, 1:100 “Death Metal Variant” by Capullo and Glapion.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1

DC Reveals Its Punchline

DC is ready to introduce a brand-new villain set to play a major role in Batman‘s life. Who is Punchline? Writer James Tynion IV has teased her appearance in a few upcoming issues, but as of yet we don’t know much about the brand-new character! Here’s the breakdown of where you’ll be seeing her ahead of Batman #95’s “Joker War” storyline!

The mysterious new villain pops up on February 19 in a one-panel cameo in Batman #89; art by Guillem March and Tomeu Morey:

 Batman #89

One week later, Punchline makes her full-on debut as the Joker’s latest—and deadliest—henchwoman in Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen#3; art by Steve Epting and Javier Fernandez with color by Nick Filardi:

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen#3

For a closer look, check out character designs by Jorge Jiménez! You’ll find his artwork in Batman #90 on March 4 ahead of the launch of “Joker War” in May!

Batman #90

Finally, a sneak peek at Stanley “Artgerm” Lau’s variant cover for Batman #94, on shelves May 6!

Batman #94

Spider-Woman #1 Gets an Artgerm Variant Cover

The Spider-Woman book fans have been waiting for is almost here, and Jessica Drew is beyond ready for her new adventure…but are you? In this explosive new series by writer Karla Pacheco and artist Pere Pérez, Marvel’s beloved hero will face off against her greatest enemies all while discovering dark secrets from her past. See Jessica blast her way through her latest mission below in a gorgeous variant cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau and pick up Spider-Woman #1 when it lands in comic shops on March 18th! 

Artgerm and Enrico Marini’s Covers for Mercy Revealed

Image Comics has revealed jaw-dropping alternative covers for Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 featuring artwork by Artgerm and Enrico Marini. This highly anticipated forthcoming six-issue miniseries was recently released in Italy by Panini Comics to breakout critical acclaim and will launch in the United States from Image Comics in March.

Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy begins when the placid mining village of Woodsburgh is disturbed by a series of brutal murders, sending the settlement into turmoil. As the first snow covers the chaos in a white blanket, a mysterious woman in black arrives, eliciting a totally different kind of unrest. But who is Lady Hellaine, really? And what’s her secret agenda?

Mercy explores topics of “otherness,” damnation and redemption, and what it means to be a monster in a horror tale perfect for fans of Penny Dreadful, Crimson Peak, Carnival Row, and Dark Shadows. More exciting details about the goth-inspired, Victorian monster series will be unveiled as the United States release date approaches.

After the poignant story of inclusion and self-discovery told in Unnatural, Andolfo presents a darker story that addresses issues far beyond typical genre-related tropes.

Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 4:

  • Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 (Diamond Code JAN200129) Cover A by Andolfo
  • Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 (Diamond Code JAN200130) Cover B by Humberto Ramos
  • Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 (Diamond Code JAN200131) Cover C by Artgerm 
  • Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 (Diamond Code JAN200132) Cover D by Enrico Marini
  • Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 (Diamond Code JAN200133) Cover E by Marco B. Bucci
  • Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 (Diamond Code JAN200134) Cover F blank sketch cover 
Mercy #1 cover
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