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Giant-Size X-Men: Storm #1

It’s a new week and we’ve got more interviews, reviews, previews to come! What geeky things did you all do this weekend? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Book Riot – Your Batman Reading Order: How to Catch Up on The Dark Knight – If you’ve been wondering, here’s a handy guide.

The Mary Sue – Disney+ Assembles a Powerful Roster of Directors for Ms. Marvel – Getting excited for this series!

Reviews

Batman News – Batman #99
Games Radar – Dracula Motherf**cker #1
Talking Comics – Giant-Size X-Men: Storm #1
CBR – Kasuma: The Graphic Novel
Screenrant – Slaughterhouse-Five

The 1989 Batman Batwing Gets a LEGO Set

Revealed during Saturday’s Batman Day was the 1989 Batwing LEGO set, recreating the iconic vehicle from the Tim Burton directed, Michael Keaton starring film.

Last year, LEGO revealed a Batmobile and this year they’ve decided to take to the sky with the set that features 2,363 pieces. The set also features three minifigures that include Batman, the Joker in his mime outfit, and a Joker hechman.

The set retails for $199.99 and will be available to order November 1, 2020.

LEGO 1989 Batwing

Preview: Batman/Superman #12

Batman/Superman #12

(W) Joshua Williamson (A)
Max Raynor
In Shops: Sep 22, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Batman and Superman are missing! Is there more to their disappearance than meets the eye? As the heroes of Gotham City and Metropolis try to put the pieces together, they uncover a weirdly chaotic plot devised by Brainiac! What deranged mind could have corrupted the most dangerous computer in the known galaxy? We sure hope it wasn’t The Joker…

Batman/Superman #12

One:12 Collective Batman: Supreme Knight – Shadow Edition is Available for Pre-Order

ONE:12 COLLECTIVE BATMAN: SUPREME KNIGHT - SHADOW EDITION

Mezco’s One:12 Batman trilogy concludes with Batman: Supreme Knight. This is Batman towards the final years of his campaign against the underworld of Gotham City.

Bruce Wayne has mastered his craft and sharpened his skills. Now at the twilight of his war on crime, he uses his skill and tech to maintain his edge. 

The One:12 Collective Batman: Supreme Knight – Shadow Edition features exclusively designed armored protection enhancements to compensate for the wear and tear that his years of crime fighting have taken on him. He comes with three 3D chest insignias that are interchangeable via a magnet.

A magnet in Supreme Knight’s collar allows him to switch between two leather-like capes – one with an integrated posing wire and one that drapes freely. He utilizes enhanced weaponry including multiple sized batarangs, a non-lethal “Equalizer” cannon, a dual-blade karambit that folds, and more. 

Supreme Knight – Shadow Edition comes with a smoke plume FX allowing him to move with stealth.

The augmentations to his Bat-Suit in combination with his improved arsenal help Supreme Knight remain a beacon of hope in the corrupt city of Gotham.

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE BATMAN SUPREME KNIGHT FIGURE FEATURES:

  • One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Three (3) head portraits
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 17cm tall
  • Eleven (11) interchangeable hands
    • One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of cannon holding hand (L & R)
    • One (1) large batarang holding hands (L)
    • One (1) grappling gun holding hand (R)
    • One (1) pair of batarang holding hands (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L & R)
    • One (1) dual-blade karambit holding hand (R)

COSTUME:

  • Cowled head
  • Three (3) interchangeable 3D chest insignias
  • Two (2) interchangeable leather-like capes
  • Fitted suit with body armor detail
  • Wrist gauntlets
  • SAP gloves
  • Utility belt with grappling gun holster
  • Knee armor
  • Shin armor
  • Tactical boots

ACCESSORIES:

  • Five (5) small batarangs
  • One (1) small batarang bundle
  • Five (5) standard batarangs
  • One (1) standard batarang bundle
  • One (1) large batarang
  • One (1) giga-batarang
  • One (1) dual-blade folding karambit
  • One (1) handheld “equalizer” cannon
  • One (1) grappling gun
  • Three (3) grappling hooks (inserts into gun)
    • One (1) open grappling hook
    • One (1) open grappling hook with posing wire
    • One (1) closed grappling hook
  • One (1) smoke plume FX
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Each One:12 Collective Batman: Supreme Knight – Shadow Edition figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind.

The One:12 Collective Batman: Supreme Knight – Shadow Edition is available now.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Seven Secrets #2

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Batman #99 (DC Comics) – Easily the best issue of “Joker War” so far. This is the point where it finally comes together and gets us hyped for Batman #100.

Detective Comics #1027 (DC Comics) – DC celebrates 1000 issues since Batman’s debut. It’s packed full of creators and as always these are a fun read.

Giant-Size X-Men: Storm #1 (Marvel) – Storm is supposed to get the spotlight soon and it begins with this issue. It’ll be a key one from our reading of things.

Guantanamo Voices: True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison (Abrams Comicarts) – Journalist Sarah Mirk tell the stories of ten people whose lives were shaped by the prison including prisoners, lawyers, social workers, and service members.

Heavy #1 (Vault Comics) – The series is going to be a hit. We already have two positive reviews and more on the way. Read our reviews here and here.

Iron Man #1 (Marvel) – A new volume and a back to basics. We’re excited to see what Christopher Cantwell brings as a writer because his Doom has been amazing.

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio (Abrams Comicarts) – If you don’t know the history, this is a good place the start.

The Mueller Report (IDW Publishing) – We’ve been excited for this since it was announced. Shannon Wheeler and Steve Duin take on the infamous report giving their own entertaining spin.

Seven Secrets #2 (BOOM! Studios) – The first issue was a lot of fun about a secret order protecting something that could potentially change/destroy the world. We’re excited to see where this series goes from the debut and if it can keep up the energy.

Slaughterhouse-Five (BOOM! Studios) – The classic book is adapted into comics for the first time.

Stillwater #1 (Image Comics) – A new horror series from Chip Zdarsky, Mike Spicer, and Ramon K. Perez. Those names alone make it a buy.

Tenacious D: Post Apocalypto (Fantagraphics) -Tenacious D comes to comics in this graphic novel! “Music” comics are a big thing right now and this graphic novel is sure to be wanted by fans of the band.

You Look Like Death: Tales from the Umbrella Academy #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – We loved the issue and you can read our review here. If you’re an Umbrella Academy fan, it’s a buy.

Preview: Batman #99

Batman #99

(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“The Joker War” part five of six! Things have changed, as Batman realizes he can’t fight this war alone. He’s going to need help. Before he faces down The Joker, he must call up his trusty partner Dick Grayson! But can Dick reclaim his lost memories in time to join the battle?

Batman #99

Those Two Geeks Episode Eighty: A Tangent About The Snyder Cut (and more Batman)

Join Alex and Joe as they talk about The Batman and the Snyder cut of Justice League.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Get a Look at Batman: The Joker War Zone #1

BATMAN: THE JOKER WAR ZONE #1

Written by JAMES TYNION IV, JOHN RIDLEY, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, and others
Art by GUILLEM MARCH, DAVID LAFUENTE, JAMES STOKOE, and others
Cover by BEN OLIVER
Card stock variant cover by DERRICK CHEW
ONE-SHOT | ON SALE 09/29/20
$5.99 US | 48 PAGES | NO ADS | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $6.99 US

Gotham City is a battleground as The Joker takes over the Wayne fortune and wages a street war against the Dark Knight and his allies! Enter the “war zone” with short stories featuring characters like Cassandra Cain, Stephanie Brown, and Luke Fox and see how they’re fighting back in a city under siege! Also, the brutal full debut of the mysterious new anti-hero known as Clownhunter!

BATMAN: THE JOKER WAR ZONE #1

Preview: Batman #98

Batman #98

Joker War” has been an interesting ride so far. Running through Batman and other related titles, the event has had the Joker steal Bruce Wayne’s fortune, toys, and company turning it all against Batman. Batman #98 is part four of the event and like previous chapters, it’s a bit stretched out and while good, doesn’t excite or deliver anything new.

Writer James Tynion IV delivers that moment we’ve seen so many times before in films, television, and other stories. Batman is tripping, attempting to get the Joker Toxin out of his system. He has his moment of reflection and discussion with his dead mentor. It’s his Rocky talking to Mickey moment and there’s even a close “dammit Rock” thrown in there. While Batman is out of it, Punchline and Harley Quinn battle things out in Ivy’s hiding space giving them another chance to square off.

Batman #98 is a fine part of the overall arc but on its own, it’s something we’ve seen over and over. All it’s missing is a montage with proper music while Batman gets back into a healthy status.

What makes Batman #98 not a total loss is the art by Jorge Jimenez. The art features an interesting juxtaposition between Batman’s trippy visuals versus the battle between Harley and Punchline. While one is the standard page layouts with your standard boxes, the other is a kinetic battle. Jimenez has the fight break the page with odd shapes and a nice mix of panel sizes. Jimenez is helped by the color of Tomeu Morey and the lettering of Clayton Cowles. The action scenes pop from the page and when Batman eventually clears his head, literally pops.

But Jimenez and the team make sure to give Bruce’s struggle its moments too. The emotion delivered in panels by Bruce and Alfred really sell the scenes. The delivery takes a rather trope-ish cliche and gives us something more visually interesting. It’s the emotional catharsis we’ve been waiting for and expecting since Tynion took over his run.

“Joker War” as a whole hasn’t been as exciting as one would hope. The event falls upon concepts we’ve seen so many times before. It’s an entertaining read though more in a summer popcorn way. It feels like it’s a setup for what’s coming next for Bruce as he will deal with the fallout from the event. Much like the previous arc, “Joker War” doesn’t feel so much as a story unto itself as opposed to the setup of what comes next, more focused on the next arc instead of itself. Much like Batman #98, the event as a whole feels like the pivot to what comes next.

Story: James Tynion IV Art: Jorge Jimenez
Color: Tomeu Morey Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Celebrate Batman Day on September 19

DC today unveiled plans for a global Batman Day celebration on September 19, 2020, inviting fans of all ages around the world to participate in a wide range of Batman-themed activities to honor the iconic DC Super Hero. For the first time, fans have the opportunity to drive along with a “Batman and The Riddler” theme on Waze. And to complete the experience, you can listen to the Waze and DC Super Hero or Super-Villain playlists on Spotify while driving via the Waze Audio Player feature. Plus, free digital comics, free activity kits for kids, a Batman Virtual 5K/10K Run/Walk, and even a digital mystery to solve in which fans can put on their cape and cowl and transform into their strongest self.

Fans can also team up with Batman to protect Gotham City in a series of digital activities, such as joining the celebration on social media and helping Batman to piece together a series of clues left behind by The Riddler. If you can decode these mischievous hints, you’ll unlock exclusive, limited-time reveals! The adventure begins when the virtual Bat-Signal lights up at 12PM PT, September 18, on the @DCComics Twitter.

The new Waze Batman theme allows for more than 100 million monthly active Waze users to ride along with Batman and The Riddler from August 31 to October 31. Waze drivers can opt to hear directions in the style of Batman, voiced by Batman: The Animated Series actor Kevin Conroy, as well as select a custom Batmobile icon and Batman mood. Drivers who want a slightly more villainous experience can select The Riddler voice directions (voiced by actor Wally Wingert), mood, and custom vehicle. Waze users worldwide can experience the Batman theme in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

As noted above, the other exciting elements of the annual celebration of DC’s Caped Crusader include:

Experience Batman:

  • Caped Crusader Training: Are you ready to team up with Batman? In the week leading up to Batman Day, fans will have a chance to immerse themselves in all things Batman. Each day, visit BatmanDay.com to find new activities, such as DIY cape and cowl instructions, a how-to video about creating your own Bat-Signal, and more! 
  • Batman Virtual 5K/10K Run: Get your cape on and participate in the Batman Virtual 5K or 10K Run/Walk. Launching on August 31 in partnership with RAM Racing, the Batman Virtual Run allows participants to run their own race during the day or under the darkness of night (but with reflective gear for safety!). Registered participants will receive an exclusive collection of Batman-branded gear, including a premium quarter-zip pullover, finisher’s medal, cap and more. Learn more and register at https://dcbatmanrun.com/.
  • Injustice 2 Mobile will feature back-to-back Batman Arenas, along with a special Classic Batman Invasion Event. Players will also be treated to a free Batman Day Gift and various sales on in-game chests and bundles.
  • DC Legends will celebrate the protector of Gotham this Batman Day! Players who login on September 19 will receive a special treat, and can check out the store to unlock and boost up their favorite Gotham Super Hero or Super-Villain with a promo sale.
  • DC Universe Online is celebrating Batman Day with an in-game Batwing form change trinket, free for all players, and a new Riddler-inspired aura for members between September 14-20.
  • DC’s digital subscription service, DC UNIVERSE, will also be celebrating with some exciting news you won’t want to miss!

Batman Around the World:

  • Fans in Mexico, Brazil, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, China and Japan can enjoy special offers, give-aways and exclusives on a variety of Batman comics. 
  • Italy Cartoon Network will host Batman themed programming starting on September 14 on CN+1.
  • Fans can register now for the virtual Batman run/walk in Brazil (https://www.yescom.com.br/batman).
  • In Japan, UNIQLO UT will be launching a collection of t-shirts and hoodies featuring Batman and other DC characters by renowned artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, in all UNIQLO stores on September 18.  
  • Fans in the UK will be able to enter competitions for the chance to win Batman bundles. In addition, there will be retail promotions with partners.

Free Digital Comics & Activity Kits:

  • DC will offer free digital comics including the first chapter of Batman: Curse of the White Knight graphic novel by Sean Gordon Murphy for adults and teens. Fans of any age can enjoy the free digital editions of Batman: The Adventures Continue #1 and the first chapter of the Batman Tales: Once Upon a Crime graphic novel. Readers can find them at DCcomics.com and ReadDC.com as well as Apple, ComiXology.com, Google, Overdrive, Madefire and Nook.
  • Families can enjoy the timeless DC Super Hero with free activity kits to print at home, available at www.BatmanDay.com.
  • Explore more of the Batman universe with a curated reading list on www.BatmanDay.com

Watch Batman:

  • HBO Max will celebrate with a Batman takeover of the DC Brand Hub from September 18-19.
  • Key Cartoon Network international territories across APAC and EMEA will host exclusive Batman-themed programming and stunts for kids in September.

Shop Batman:

  • Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC are also joining forces with an extensive list of retail partners, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, iTunes, Walmart, GameStop and Google Play, among others who will have special Batman promotions.
  • Global partners such as LEGO, SpinMaster and Funko will release exclusive Batman products in celebration of the DC Super Hero’s big day.
  • Our Batman Day digital comics book sale will feature more than 400 eBooks and 3,000-plus digital comics, discounted as low as 99c for periodicals and as low as $5.99 for ebooks here.
  • Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, is celebrating Batman Day with the Batman 100 Project! Hero commissioned 100+ top artists to do original drawings on DC’s Batman #75, and the originals will be auctioned at Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com/Batman100) September 13-19.

Conceived by artist Bob Kane with writer Bill Finger, Batman is humanity’s timeless hero. First appearing in “Detective Comics #27” on March 30, 1939, the socialite Bruce Wayne turned crime-fighter called Batman has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery and justice to generations of fans for more than 80 years. He has influenced every area of modern entertainment, appearing in countless comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, multiple television series, video games, theme parks and experiences, toys, collectibles, apparel and lifestyle products, as well as, blockbuster animated and live-action films. Batman is a multi-billion dollar icon who continues to reign as the most popular single Super Hero ever created.

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