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Preview: Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1

Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1

Written by: Ed Brisson, James Tynion IV
Art by: Joshua Hixson

Picking up after the events of Fear State: Alpha, follow Sean Mahoney, a.k.a. Peacekeeper-01, in the wake of his exposure to highly potent Fear Toxin at the hands of the Scarecrow! Now, dosed with terror and facing a lifetime of fear and insecurity, Mahoney has found himself frantically reflecting on his past as a GCPD officer, and then as a prison guard at Arkham Asylum-all while desperately attempting to keep his mind from fracturing. Will Peacekeeper-01 give into fear…or become terror incarnate?

Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Gunslinger #1

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.

Ant #1 (Image Comics) – A new ongoing from Erik Larsen? We’re definitely intrigued to see where he takes this classic character.

Batman #115 (DC Comics) – “Fear State” has been a solid event so far and this issue gives us a better idea of Scarecrow’s plan.

Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1 (DC Comics) – Want to learn more about Peacekeeper-01? This is the issue to do so.

Catwoman: Lonely City #1 (DC Comics) – It’s been ten years since Batman and his allies died and Catwoman is just getting out of jail for the crime. It’s a very different Gotham than what she remembers.

Critical Role: Tales of Exandria #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – The popular roleplaying game group gets an all-new comic series diving deeper into the world they’ve created!

Death of Doctor Strange #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was interesting and a lot of setup for what’s to come. Here’s hoping it begins to pay off in the concept.

Destroy All Monsters: A Reckless Book (Image Comics) – This series of graphic novels have been fantastic so far and we’re excited to see the next chapter. If you’re a fan of crime/noir, check this out.

Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker #1 (IDW Publishing) – IDW’s D&D comics are always entertaining for fans of the game and fantasy.

Eat the Rich #3 (BOOM! Studios) – A solid horror series taking on the wealthy.

The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering (Image Comics) – We’ll admit we could use a good dive into learning about comic book lettering and this seems like the perfect way to do that!

EXO: Legend of Wale Williams Vol. 1 (Dark Horse Comics) – If you’ve never gotten a chance to check out this indie comic series, now’s your chance. This is also a chance to check out the amazing African comic world, YouNeek YouNiverse!

Gunslinger Spawn #1 (Image Comics) – Todd McFarlane continues to expand his Spawn universe with this brand new series. What’s been released has been interesting so far and we want to see how each of these series are unique and also tie together for a shared world.

Hellcop #1 (Image Comics) – The Pan-Dimensional Security Cops, aka Hellcops, must deal with Known Reality Plane 1301-A, a literal hell.

Maw #2 (BOOM! Studios) – A solid horror series for the spooky season.

Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog #1 (Image Comics) – A new tie-in series to the praised series Killadelphia. Untold evil lurks the streets of Baltimore.

Not All Robots #3 (AWA Studios) – Robots have replaced humans in the workforce. A human family’s robot spends its time in the garage working on machines the family is pretty sure is designed to kill them. Great satire from Mark Russell and Mike Deodato Jr.

Nubia & The Amazons #1 (DC Comics) – There’s new leadership for the Amazons! Check out the new status-quo that has Nubia in charge!

Phoenix Song: Echo #1 (Marvel) – At the end of the latest Avengers storyline featuring the Phoenix, the cosmic force chose Echo as a new host. What’s next? We’ll find out starting here!

Refrigerator Full of Heads #1 (DC Comics/Hill House Comics) – Hill House Comics are back with this sequel to Basketful of Heads.

X-Men: Trial of Magneto #3 (Marvel) – The series has been an interesting one full of emotion and some solid action moments. There’s obviously a lot going on with someone pulling the strings and we want to see how this all wraps up.

Batman: Caped Crusader Gets a First Look at DC FanDome

At DC FanDome, fans got a first creative glimpse into Batman: Caped Crusader, the upcoming all-new animated series and reimagining of the Batman mythology.

In a video piece created exclusively for DC FanDome, Executive Producers Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, and Matt Reeves along with Co-Executive Producer James Tucker share their inspirations and early insights for this next animated chapter of the Dark Knight.

Batman: Caped Crusader is coming soon to HBO Max and Cartoon Network. Series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Bad Robot Productions, and 6th & Idaho.

Preview: Batman/Catwoman #8

Batman/Catwoman #8

Written by: Tom King
Art by: Liam Sharp

Pulled apart and torn together! Setting new boundaries in their relationship leads to conflict at home and on the mean streets of Gotham for Batman and Catwoman. With opportunists like the Penguin waiting in the wings to strike, our hero becomes more vulnerable than ever. Meanwhile, Phantasm locates her target-The Joker!

Batman/Catwoman #8

Preview: Batman #115

Batman #115

Written by: Michael Conrad, Becky Cloonan, James Tynion IV
Art by: Bengal, Jorge Corona, Jorge Jimenez

Batman and Miracle Molly are all that stands between Gotham City and absolute insanity! But an unhinged Simon Saint brings all the resources of the Magistrate to bear on the Dark Knight…is victory at hand for the Scarecrow? Back-Up: Batgirls Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown have each other’s backs no matter what-even if it means punching some Magistrate soldier butt, and putting an even bigger target on their backs. Meanwhile, a mysterious Anti-Oracle character finally makes contact directly with Babs and has a few things to say about the unethical nature of Oracle’s powers, and what they think should be done about it.

Batman #115

Preview: Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1

Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1

Written by: Ed Brisson, James Tynion IV
Art by: Joshua Hixson

Picking up after the events of Fear State: Alpha, follow Sean Mahoney, a.k.a. Peacekeeper-01, in the wake of his exposure to highly potent Fear Toxin at the hands of the Scarecrow! Now, dosed with terror and facing a lifetime of fear and insecurity, Mahoney has found himself frantically reflecting on his past as a GCPD officer, and then as a prison guard at Arkham Asylum-all while desperately attempting to keep his mind from fracturing. Will Peacekeeper-01 give into fear…or become terror incarnate?

Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1

Batman and Fortnite Return with Foundation!

DC and Epic Games are teaming up again to combine the worlds of Fortnite and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes. Batman/Fortnite: Foundation #1 arrives at participating comic shops on Tuesday, October 26.

This 48-page one-shot also releases day and date in nine international territories: Argentina, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, and Spain. Each physical copy of the comic includes a bonus code to download a special Batman Who Laughs player Outfit and exclusive Batman Who Laughs-themed Fortnite Loading Screen. The Batman Who Laughs Outfit will also be available for purchase in the in-game Fortnite Item Shop on the book’s release date. 

Batman/Fortnite: Foundation #1 follows the successful and critically acclaimed Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point series where, upon arriving on the Fortnite Island, an amnesiac Batman battles unknown enemies and must use all his detective skills to solve the mystery of the Zero Point to find his way home.

Batman/Fortnite: Foundation #1 is co-written by Epic Games Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard, Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point writer Christos Gage and acclaimed Batman and Dark Nights Metal/Dark Nights Death Metal writer Scott Snyder. Art is provided by Joshua Hixson (pencils and inks), Roman Stevens (colors) and AndWorld Design (letters). Snyder’s longtime collaborator, artist Greg Capullo, teams up with Jonathan Glapion, and Matt Hollingsworth for the main cover, with variant covers provided by Alex Garner, plus a premium variant cover by Epic Games CCO Donald Mustard (check local stores for availability).

Returning to Gotham City after the events of Zero Point, Batman is faced with a new mystery and a new arrival. The Foundation, an enigmatic figure from Fortnite Island, emerges from the depths of Gotham Harbor, and the Dark Knight wants to investigate what he is doing in his city. 

In collaboration with DC and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, clothing designer Extra Butter NY and Epic Games is offering an awesome selection of DC x Fortnite t-shirts and hoodies featuring the sinister Batman Who Laughs. A must for any DC or Fortnite fan, these items are available worldwide.

Review: Batman: The Imposter #1

Batman: The Imposter #1

It’s only a few years into Batman’s war on crime and the city isn’t quite sure what to make of him. Batman: The Imposter #1 is the latest DC Black Label Batman comic delivering a start that sets up a series full of potential. While Batman’s war on crime shows signs of some success, grumblings under Gotham indicate he’s angered forces that would rather see him go away. An ambitious Detective Wong is trying to put pieces together as to who Batman might be and what his connection is to Gotham’s wealth.

Written by Mattson Tomlin Batman: The Imposter #1 is an interesting beginning. It’s a dual narrative examining Batman and also examining Batman through the eyes of the police. Early on, Bruce is forced into the care of Dr. Thompkins, expanding his discussions with the doctor about his anger to his motivation to seek justice.

While the comic doesn’t dive too deep into all of that yet, it does bring an interesting perspective. Bruce must meet with Thompkins. If he doesn’t, she has threatened him with revealing his identity to the police. But, as a Doctor, she has a responsibility of a patient is going to harm themself or others. There’s a dance between the two that I hope we see more of as the series progresses.

The other exploration of Batman is by Detective Wong. The Gotham Police Department is no longer lead by Gordon and instead has no issue bringing Batman in. Wong is on the trail and through her, we get to see an interesting dive in trying to figure out who’s under the mask. Tomlin does a great job of teasing and dropping hints for the police but never makes it obvious. There’s small details that show Batman/Bruce has thought about this sort of situation. But, Wong is smart enough to figure out and accept that whomever is under the mask, they’re bankrolled in some way and that means the place to start is with Gotham’s wealthy. Again, it’s a solid addition to the story of Batman and gives a grounded perspective that makes you wonder why Gotham PD has never bothered with this before.

The art by Andrea Sorrentino is fantastic. With color by Jordie Bellaire, the duo have created a moody comic that gives us a dark and grimy traditional Gotham. The city, and the people within, feel dirty and worn down. This is a world that doesn’t yet have colorful characters but all the same is a colorful character in itself. “Grounded” feels like the best way to describe the look and feel of this take. It feels more like what we have seen of Matt Reeve’s upcoming The Batman. There’s a realistic quality about it all that balances the fantastical elements of Batman’s world.

Batman: The Imposter #1 is a fantastic start to the series. It isn’t some dark and gritty read one might expect from DC Black Label. Instead, the issue has a very practical approach to it all. What Batman even faces is down-to-earth in some ways. Combine that with some great art and this feels like there’s potential here for a memorable Batman story people will come back to for a while.

Story: Mattson Tomlin Art: Andrea Sorrentino Color: Jordie Bellaire
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.6 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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