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John Ridley Explores Tim Fox’s Whereabouts in The Next Batman: Second Son

Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley’s groundbreaking take on Tim Fox as The Next Batman has been a runaway hit, receiving critical acclaim from press and fans alike, as well as second printings for the first two issues of Future State: The Next Batman!

In addition to his upcoming short story in Batman: Black and White #3 (on sale February 23), DC and Ridley have more in store to expand the growing legacy of this new Dark Knight. The Next Batman: Second Son is a new miniseries, launching weekly digital chapters beginning February 23. The first three digital chapters will be collected into the debut print issue, available at comic book stores on April 6.

Now that the world knows Tim Fox is behind the mask fighting against The Magistrate in Gotham City, what’s the truth behind his origin and his connection to the current DC Universe? Featuring art by Tony Akins, Travel Foreman, and Mark Morales this miniseries answers the questions behind Tim’s estrangement from Lucius Fox and the rest of the Fox family and his evolution from a man of mystery to Gotham’s newest guardian.

On June 29, experience all of Ridley’s trailblazing work returning Tim Fox to comics in the Batman by John Ridley Deluxe Edition. This 128-page must-have hardcover collection is led by an original story by Ridley, with art by Dustin Nguyen and collects Future State: The Next Batman issues #1-#4, in addition to stories from Batman: Black and White and “Family Ties,” from Batman: The Joker War Zone #1.

DC Collectibles Expands to Walmart

DC Collectibles is bringing its acclaimed Batman: Black and White statue line to Walmart stores as 4″ mini-figures. The new figures are direct transformations of the company’s acclaimed 9″-scale figures and feature designs from many world-renowned artists including Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke and many more.

Batman: Black and White is DC Collectibles’ longest-running statue line and one of their best-sellers.

But, there’s a twist…

The 4″ line of figures will be packaged in individual blind bags stocked next to DC Comic Giants. Each month a new wave of six figures will be released widening the selection and upping the surprise factor.

The first waves of DC Collectibles Batman: Black and White 4″ figures heading to Walmart stores include:

February 2019:

  • Batman by Amanda Connor
  • Batman by Darwyn Cooke
  • Batman by Jason Fabok
  • Batman by Patrick Gleason
  • Batman by Frank Quitely
  • Batman by Dick Sprang

April 2019:

  • Harley Quinn by Bruce Timm
  • Robin by Frank Quitely
  • Batman by Mike Allred
  • Batman by John Romita Jr.
  • Batman by Gary Frank
  • Batman by Eduardo Risso

June 2019

  • The Joker by Jim Lee
  • Batman by Dustin Nguyen
  • Batman by Mike Mignola
  • Batman by Sean “Cheeks” Galloway
  • Batman from Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Batman by Jim Lee

August 2019

  • Penguin by Brian Bolland
  • Robin by Carmine Infantino
  • Batman by Carmine Infantino
  • Batman by Chris Uminga
  • Batman by Jae Lee
  • Batman by Brian Bolland

The Walmart exclusive Batman: Black and White figures are priced at an MSRP of $5.00 each.

Batman: Black and White Wave 1
Batman: Black and White Wave 2
Batman: Black and White Wave 3
Batman: Black and White Wave 4

Pick(s) of the Week: Hawkeye Vol. 1 and so many more!

hawkeye vol 1 coverThis is a solid week for debut books with over a half dozen new series to check out, but this collection of the amazing Hawkeye is absolutely the top pick. I know it’s a trade paperback, but the series is absolutely amazing and one of the top series that Marvel puts out, in both its story telling and its art.

Everything about it is engaging and all it’ll take is reading a few pages to figure out why it’s beloved by so many. You should already be getting this series, but if you aren’t or haven’t read any of it yet, this is a perfect place to start and find out what you’ve been missing.

Check out the rest of our picks below:


Top Pick: Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 (IDW Publishing) – It’s been building to this, IDW’s massive Transformers crossover event that finally sees Shockwave’s plans come to fruition. I can’t wait to see what all those pieces have been building to in one of the most fun group of comics out there.

Amazing X-Men #1 (Marvel) – A team of X-Men head out to try to save Nightcrawler!

Drumhellar #1 (Image Comics) – Riley Rossmo’s art should be enough, but on a series that sounds this trippy, it’s going to be awesome.

Legends of Red Sonja #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Women lend their talent and write their take on the classic character in this anthology series. A fantastic idea I’d love to see more of.

Trillium #4 (Vertigo) – A love story through the ages, the first three issues have all been pretty amazing.

TPB/Graphic Novel of the Week: Hawkeye HC Vol. 1 (Marvel) – See above for my reasons, but you should already own all of these!


Top Pick: Ten Grand #5 (Image Comics) – After the behind the scenes nonsense with Ben Templesmith, I’m excited and nervous to see how C.P. Smith does on art duty. Templesmith brought such a unique look to the series and I hope that Smith does the same.

Alex + Ada #1 (Image Comics) – Full disclosure, I don’t know anything about this comic apart from the premise, which is that it’s a sci-fi story about Alex, who gets a ridiculously realistic android, called Ada. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but it’s an interesting start to what could potentially be great science fiction.

Batman: Black and White #3 (DC) – I love the idea of of Batman short stories, and with a cover by the amazing poster artist Olly Moss, I’m definitely going to pick this one up.

Fatale #18 (Image Comics) – Every issue of Fatale is great, but this issue sees Josephine exert her power through television, which is a really fascinating idea. I can’t wait to see how that works out.

TPB/Graphic Novel of the Week: Hawkeye Vol. 1 (Marvel) – Come on. I don’t even know what to say. It’s unlike everything else on the stands, and it’s so engaging and fun. Everyone should read it.

Pick(s) of the Week: Trillium #3 and Many More

TRILL_Cv3_5r93f8kfby_This week, comic book fans are overwhelmed with numerous excellent choices to pick up at their local comic book shops this Wednesday. It wasn’t just difficult for myself and the team to narrow down the long list of releases to five choices a piece, but also choose the top comic of the bunch. After long deliberation, I went with Trillium #3, the newish Vertigo series from the brilliant mind of Jeff Lemire.

After her mind-altering encounter with William, the wounded soldier from 1921, Nika is flung back to the far future, where she must face the repercussions of her actions. But will she be able to make sense of what’s happening to her in time to stop Earthlab’s genocide of the indigenous alien tribe? And can she find her way back to William?

The first two issues knocked it out of the park with amazing writing and visuals, showing off why Lemire is considered one of the best creators out there right now. The love story across the ages is beautiful in so many ways, it’ll keep you lingering slowly on each page. There’s a good chance you’ll see this series on numerous “best of” lists when the year wraps up.

Find out other choices from the team below:


Top Pick: Trillium #3 (Vertigo) – See above as to why I think this is a top pick this week and a top series this year. Each issue so far has nailed it and exceeded already high expectations.

All New X-Men #17 (Marvel) – The last issue of the Battle of the Atom event was a bit of a shocker casting into doubt everything we’ve been told. The second half of this event should be one hell of a ride.

God is Dead #2 (Avatar Press) – The gods have returned and decided to carve up the world. Jonathan Hickman’s new series from Avatar blew me away with its first issue.

Mighty Avengers #2 (Marvel) – I thought it’d be gimmicky, but the first issue of this new series was a solid read. I wish it wasn’t part of an event, but this new Avengers team is a welcomed addition so far.

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #4 (Marvel) – Talk about a series that caught me off guard. The “Superior” line has been solid and along with the main Spider-Man title this is at the top of the group. Each issue has gotten me to laugh, a lot, and appreciate the villains of the Marvel U a bit more.

TPB/Graphic Novel of the Week: Thrud the Barbarian HC (Titan Books) – The classic comics are reprinted in this fantastic collection.


Top Pick: Lazarus #4 (Image Comics) – Issue #3 left us with a huge cliffhanger, and while I have no doubt that Forever has the wherewithal to survive, I’m really looking forward to seeing how she does it. Plus, its the conclusion of the first arc, so you just know some crazy stuff is going to go down.

Batman: Black and White #2 (DC Comics) – One of the best anthologies is back for #2, and I’m so excited. The short story is such a difficult format, but with such an impressive list of contributors, I’m sure this issue will be amazing.

Bushido #1 (Image Comics) – Feudal Japan, samurai, vampires. Even if it turns out to be a terrible book, the setting is just too much fun to pass up.

TPB/Graphic Novel of the Week: Batman: Odyssey (DC Comics) – So I’ve never read this story, but I’ve heard that it’s just absolutely ridiculous. Batman rides dinosaurs and kidnaps guys and monologues while shirtless. I think I’m going to have to pick this up just to enjoy the sheer insanity. You should too!


Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone getting?

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CBR – “Ant-Man” Release Date Moves to Summer 2015 Excellent.

CBR  – Marvel, Gary Friedrich Agree to Ghost Rider SettlementI’d be fascinated to know what the settlement is.

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Batman: Black and White #1

Batman News – Batman: Black and White #1

CBR – Forever Evil #1

Spandexless – The Star Wars #1

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It was new comic book day yesterday and lots of high profile comics released. What did you get? What did you like? What disappointed?

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CBLDF – Finland Censors Anti-Censorship Site – Doh.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Action Comics #23.1

Comic Vine – All-New X-Men #16

Comic Vine – Avengers A.I. #3

Comic Vine – Batman #23.1

Comic Vine – Batman and Robin #23.1

Comic Vine – Batman Black and White #1

Comic Vine – Deadpool Kills Deadpool #3

Comic Vine – Forever Evil #1

Comic Vine – Green Arrow #23.1

Comic Vine – Infinity #2

Comic Vine – Invincible #105

Comic Vine – Justice League #23.1

CBR – Justice League of America #7.1

Comic Vine – Justice League of America #7.1

Comic Vine – The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #3

Comic Vine – Venom #40

Comic Vine – X-Factor #262

MTV Geek – Spoiler-Free Marvel Reviews: ‘Infinity’ #2 And ‘All-New X-Men’ #16

The Beat – Reviewed! Every Issue of Villains Month, Week One

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