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Writer Brenden Fletcher: Motor Crush, Robotech & Isola

Brenden Fletcher is a bestselling writer of comic books and animation. Current projects include the Eisner Award-nominated series ISOLA and MOTOR CRUSH for Image Comics as well as the upcoming ROBOTECH Remix series for Titan. Previous work includes BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE and the YA mystery/adventure series GOTHAM ACADEMY.

Learn:

  • Of the creation of Catball: Nova Honda’s cutest robot/cat/ball
  • Robotech already IS a remix
  • Crediting the geniuses behind Robotech
  • Motor Crush Vol 3 goes Terminator (& I’ll Be Back)
  • Barbara Gordon fighting gentrification
  • The etiquette of fan art about creator-owned comics
  • A possible return for Gotham Academy?
  • Robotech’s legacy as a diverse series

Listen to our 2015 episode for more from Brenden on his Batgirl, Black Canary and Gotham Academy runs.

Preview: Batgirl #38

Batgirl #38

(W) Cecil Castellucci (A) Carmine Di Giandomenico (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

New series writer Cecil Castellucci continues to take Batgirl in an exciting new direction! First up-the Terrible Trio is now a quartet?! After the reawakening of Oracle, the Trio has decided to team up with her and show Gotham City what they’re really made of. Meanwhile, Batgirl has her hands full with a real pest problem…Killer Moth! Can our hero exterminate his evil plans before it’s too late?

Batgirl #38

Preview: Batgirl #37

Batgirl #37

(W) Cecil Castellucci (A) Carmine Di Giandomenico, Cam Smith (CA) Joshua Middleton
In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Eager to prove himself as a guardian for the criminals of Gotham City, Killer Moth has set his sights on taking out one of Gotham’s finest heroes…Batgirl! Does this insect menace really stand a chance against Batman’s smartest ally? Meanwhile, after their daring escape, the Terrible Trio is on the hunt for new ways to cause trouble for Batgirl. Little do they know, Lex Luthor has already beat them to it and is about to bring Batgirl’s worst possible nightmare to life! Oracle is back online. And she’s angry.

Batgirl #37

In Stores Now: Bruce Lee, Batgirl and Iron Man!

There’s a new batch of Diamond Select Toys at shops! The second assortment of D-Formz PVC Figures, starring Bruce Lee, leads the pack, followed by Gallery PVCs of Batgirl and Iron Man! Read on for details, then contact your local comic shop to reserve yours!

Bruce Lee D-Formz PVC Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! These PVC figures pack a 3-inch punch! Inspired by the life and looks of Bruce Lee, this assortment of 3-inch D-Formz PVC figures is blind-boxed, for a surprise attack with every purchase! With five different designs to choose from, plus two rare, one-per-case variants, each assortment of 12 contains a full set. Designed and sculpted by BigShot ToyWorks. Includes a countertop display. (Item #JAN192547, SRP: $7.99/ea.)

DC Comic Gallery Batgirl PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Batgirl of Burnside strikes! Standing atop a miniature roofscape of her chosen neighborhood, Batgirl strikes a pose for her first PVC Diorama in the DC Gallery line. This approximately 9-inch sculpture depicts Barbara Gordon in her modern-day costume and is in scale to other DC Gallery PVCs. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by James Marsano. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #JAN192545, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Movie Gallery Iron Man MK50 Unmasked PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! How high-tech is your Gallery? This unmasked PVC Diorama of Tony Stark in his tricked-out Iron Man MK 50 armor is based on his appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, and is sculpted in an approximately 9-inch scale. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint details, this piece comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #JAN192548, SRP: $70.00)

NEXT WEEK: In Stores July 17, 2019:

DC Comic Gallery Batman PVC Diorama (Item #FEB192439, SRP: $49.99)
DC Movie Gallery Dark Knight Rises Catwoman PVC Diorama (Item #JAN192546, SRP: $45.00) 
Legends in 3D Movie Jack Sparrow Half-Scale Resin Bust (Item #JAN192541, SRP: $150.00) 
Marvel Comic Gallery Angela PVC Diorama (Item #DEC182506, SRP: $45.00)
Marvel Comic Premier Collection Kitty Pryde Resin Statue (Item #DEC182507, SRP: $150.00)
Marvel Comic Premier Collection Scarlet Witch Resin Statue (Item #JAN192551, SRP: $150.00) 
Marvel Video Game Deluxe Gallery Rhino PVC Diorama (Item #FEB192449, SRP: $69.99)

Preview: Batgirl #36

Batgirl #36

(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund (CA) Francis Manapul
RATED T
In Shops: Jul 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Batgirl escapes the madness of Fox’s Den only to discover Vulture is hot on her tail and itching for revenge. Does she stand a chance against this bird of prey? Meanwhile, the fight for Gordon Clean Energy rages on as the workers discover the greatest threat to their employment future is Batgirl herself!

Batgirl #36

Preview: Batgirl #35

Batgirl #35

(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund (CA) Francis Manapul
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99

After Batgirl’s discovery of the Terrible Trio’s bid to control the Gotham underworld, she’s immediately off to investigate-starting with the group’s muscle…the Shark! Can Babs use her wits to survive a showdown with this bro turned bruiser? Or is he just a warm-up for the battle to come against this band of wild criminals?

DC’s Year of the Villain Delivers Battle-Damaged Logo Covers in August

In 2019 it’s good to be bad for the villains of the DC Universe. “Dark Gifts” is the featured theme for August, as the vilest villains in the DC Universe take up Lex Luthor’s offer to be the ultimate versions of themselves, destroying their arch-foes—DC’s greatest heroes—in the process. 
Fans will see immediate evidence of just how much trouble DC’s heroes are in with a series of covers featuring “battle-damaged” versions of their logos.

From Action Comics to Wonder Woman, these covers, combined with the distinctive “Year of the Villain” cover banner, provide a significant visual cue to the epic struggles within each issue, struggles that the heroes may not be able to overcome. As the Year of the Villain continues to escalate throughout September and beyond, the cover logos will sustain increased damage, leading to a line-wide villain takeover in November. Fans should be sure to check out the following titles when they hit shelves in August: 

  • ACTION COMICS #1014 – Cover by Brandon Peterson (on sale August 28)
  • AQUAMAN #51 – Cover by Robson Rocha and Jason Paz (on sale August 21)
  • BATGIRL #38 – Cover by Carmine Di Giandomenico (on sale August 28)
  • BATMAN #76 – Cover by Tony S. Daniel (on sale August 7)
  • BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #4 – Cover by Tyler Kirkham (on sale August 14)
  • CATWOMAN #14 – Cover by Joëlle Jones (on sale August 14)
  • DEATHSTROKE #46 – Cover by Carlo Pagulayan and Norm Rapmund (on sale August 7)
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1009 – Cover by Doug Mahnke (on sale August 14)
  • THE FLASH #76 – Cover by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona (on sale August 14)
  • HARLEY QUINN #64 – Cover by Guillem March (on sale August 7)
  • HAWKMAN #15 – Cover by Pat Olliffe and Tom Palmer (on sale August 14)
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #29 – Cover by Francis Manapul (on sale August 7)
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #14 – Cover by Guillem March (on sale August 28) 
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #12 – Cover by Will Conrad (on sale August 14)
  • NIGHTWING #63 – Cover by Bruno Redondo (on sale August 21)
  • RED HOOD: OUTLAW #37 – Cover by Kenneth Rocafort (on sale August 28)
  • SUPERGIRL #33 – Cover by Eduardo Pansica (on sale August 14)
  • SUPERMAN #14 – Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado (on sale August 14)
  • TEEN TITANS #33 – Cover by Bernard Chang (on sale August 21)
  • THE TERRIFICS #19 – Cover by Dan Mora (on sale August 28)
  • WONDER WOMAN #76 – Cover by Jesus Merino (on sale August 14) 

Continuing from July, August will also feature more of the card stock variant covers. These variants are priced at one dollar more than their battle-damaged standard counterparts and feature artwork by some of comics’ top cover artists, including Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, Joshua Middleton, Gabriele Dell’Otto, Yasmine Putri, and others.

Preview: Batgirl #34

Batgirl #34

(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund (CA) Francis Manapul
In Shops: Apr 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99

When Barbara Gordon confronts her father about James Jr.’s return to Gotham City, the stress between them causes the two to finally break apart. As a result, Babs has to move into her own apartment…but her celebration is cut short when her check bounces! Batgirl returns to Burnside to find out if you really can go home again-spoiler alert: you can’t when the Terrible Trio has taken over!

Batgirl #34

Preview: Batgirl #32

Batgirl #32

(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino
RATED T
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Coming to you live from Gotham City! The people’s-choice congressional candidate Luciana Alejo is all set to give a televised interview that could secure her victory, but the Cormorant is ready to silence her for good. Can Batgirl protect the candidate without making her alter ego, Barbara Gordon, lose her campaign job in the process?

Batgirl #32

Around the Tubes

Heroes in Crisis #5

The weekend is almost here and we’re still warming up from the cold. Hope you all are staying safe out there! While you wait for the work day to end and weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Outhousers – Flushed Away… – We tip our hat to you.

Newsarama – The CW Renews Six Comic Book Series – We’re surprised?

Reviews

Geek Dad – Batgirl #31
Bam Smack Pow –
Heroes in Crisis #5
CBR –
Justice League Annual #1
Black Girl Nerds –
Naomi #1
ICv2 –
Philip K. Dick: A Comics Biography
ICv2 –
The Prisoner: Shattered Visage
Comics Bulletin –
Shape of Elvira #1
Trek Movie –
Star Trek: IDW 20/20
Comic Attack –
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell #1

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