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ComiXology Features 5 New Comics Including Batman and Overwatch!

ComiXology kicks things off with five new digital comic releases on their platform from DC, Magnetic Press, Dark Horse, and Harlequin. Check out all of the issues here or the individual issues below!

The Ballad of Yaya #9: Sonata

Written by Charlotte Girard, Patrick Marty, Jean-Marie Omont
Art by Golo Zhao
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Yaya is finally back home but finds the big house where she expected to find her family to be deserted. Only the loyal driver Chang is there to greet her. Fortunately, Tuduo and his little brother arrive to cheer her up and give her hope, because her parents may not be that far away…

The Ballad of Yaya #9: Sonata

Batman: Gotham Nights #22

Written by Mark Russell
Pencils Scott Koblish
Inks Scott Koblish
Colored by Nick Filardi
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The Toyman is creating the MUST-HAVE toy this Christmas, and everyone’s gotta have a piece of it…but when the toys become violent with the innocent press of a button, Batman must find a way to be in every home in Gotham, before it’s too late!

Batman: Gotham Nights #22

Overwatch: Tracer–London Calling #3

Written by Mariko Tamaki
Pencils Babs Tarr
Inks Babs Tarr
Colored by Rachael Cohen
Cover by Bengal
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Tracer struggles with guilt after the assassination of Mondatta. Meanwhile, Kace—the major omnic advocate for anti-human-omnic cohabitation—provokes a rebellion against humans in response to the death of their omnic leader.

Acclaimed Eisner and Harvey award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, X-23) and kinetic artist Babs Tarr (Batgirl, Motor Crush) are joined by exquisite colorist Rachel Cohen (Snotgirl) and letterer extraordinaire Deron Bennett (Tale of Sand). Working in close collaboration, Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics present fans and players with an exciting new addition to Overwatch’s expanding story!

Overwatch: Tracer--London Calling #3

Pregnant At Acosta’s Demand

Written by Maya Blake
Art by Eri Kawamura
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Suki has always been in love with her best friend’s brother, gorgeous and kindhearted Ramon. After they spend the night of her twenty-fifth birthday together, her heart is shattered when he immediately gets back together with his stunning girlfriend. For the next year, she keeps her distance from Ramon, until a tragic accident brings them back together. Suki has never told him about the baby they almost had, but Ramon has shocking news of his own… He wants Suki to have his child!

Pregnant At Acosta's Demand

The Tycoon’s Proposal

Written by Leigh Michaels
Art by Amie Hayasaka
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Lissa is working the cloakroom at a party when she bumps into Kurt Callahan, someone she never thought she’d see again. He’s still as charming as ever, and now he’s become a very successful businessman. He asks Lissa for her phone number, seemingly forgetting they’ve met before. Lissa, however, hasn’t forgotten about Kurt sleeping with her just to win a bet. This time, it’s his turn to get a taste of humiliation!

The Tycoon's Proposal

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Preview: Batman #104

Batman #104

Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: Bengal, Guillem March

Ghost-Maker is living up to his spectral name as Batman scours Gotham City for any trace of him…but this deadly new vigilante is going to prove a bloody point to the Dark Knight by murdering both Clownhunter and Harley Quinn. That is, unless they kill each other first!

Batman #104

Preview: Batman/Catwoman #1

Batman/Catwoman #1

Written by: Tom King
Art by: Clay Mann

At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann! Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threatened by one of Batman’s lost loves; and the future, where the couple have a happy life and legacy-including their daughter Helena, the Batwoman. And as the story begins, after a long marriage, Bruce Wayne passes away-which frees Selina Kyle to settle an old score. At every stage of their relationship, Bruce and Selina have an unwelcome chaperone: The Joker! Oh, and that lost love of Bruce’s? It’s Andrea Beaumont-a.k.a. Phantasm. Just thought you’d want to know.

Batman/Catwoman #1

Geoff Johns and Gary Frank Return to Batman: Earth One

Batman: Earth One Vol. 3

DC has announced the release date for Batman: Earth One Vol. 3. The graphic novel will be released on June 8, 2021. Geoff Johns returns to the standalone graphic novel series and joining him is Gary Frank, Jon Sibal, and Brad Anderson. In the third volume of the series, a mysteriously well-armed gang of thieves thrusts Gotham City into a state of fear. The criminals are highly organized and locked and loaded with the latest in military-grade weapons: flame-throwers, grenade-launchers, and even tanks.

And this gang claims it is funded by none other than former district attorney Harvey Dent. But Harvey Dent is dead…isn’t he?

Balancing his two lives, Bruce Wayne must find the truth with the help of his growing network of agents, including Alfred, Jim Gordon, Waylon “Killer Croc” Jones, and the savvy new Catwoman. However, Bruce finds himself distracted by the seemingly impossible return of another figure believed dead—his grandfather, Adrian Arkham. He must also comfort his longtime friend, Gotham City Mayor Jessica Dent, who is scarred both physically and mentally from her experience with the Riddler which resulted in the gruesome death of her brother.

But Harvey seems to be back, plotting revenge on a city he proclaims to be guilty. And when Batman discovers the truth to these many mysteries, his entire world starts to unravel…

Preview: Batman/Superman #14

Batman/Superman #14

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art: Max Raynor

NEW VILLAIN ALERT: THE COMPOSITE BATMAN/SUPERMAN! Enter the Composite Batman/Superman! The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel are trapped inside the Brainiac protocol’s deadly moon base, and this psychotic A.I. will not stop until it has merged with the beings it believes are its creators! And merging is exactly what our heroes are doing, as the deadly new fusion of the World’s Finest duo emerges to wreak havoc in the name of Brainiac! Can Steel and Batwoman turn the tide and save their friends?

Batman/Superman #14

DC and Burbank Reveal a Larger-Than-Life Batman Statue

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Today, the World’s Greatest Detective arrived in Burbank, California, in the form of a colossal Batman statue based on the critically acclaimed Batman: Hush character design by world-renowned artist, publisher, and chief creative officer of DC, Jim Lee.

Brought to life by Visit Burbank in partnership with DC, Lee’s celebrated design from his 2002 Batman run was reimagined in 3D form by digital sculptor, Alejandro Pereira Ezcurra, and expertly crafted in bronze by the skilled artisans at Burbank’s American Fine Arts Foundry and Fabrication. The final statue measures seven-and-a-half feet tall and weighs 600 pounds.

Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, and has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery, and justice to generations of fans for over 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, and apparel and lifestyle products, as well as blockbuster animated and live-action films.  Batman continues to be one of the most popular superheroes ever created—and, now, he is being commemorated in statue form by the City of Burbank.

The newly installed Batman statue can be viewed in the AMC Walkway of Downtown Burbank. Visitors are strongly advised to practice social distancing and wear a face mask.

Review: Batman #103

Batman #103

Batman #103 continues a rather middling new arc for the series after the mixed “Joker War”. The issue features Batman battling Ghost-Maker as we learn a little more about the two’s history. Nothing is too surprising or exciting but at the same time, there’s also nothing particularly bad about the issue. It’s a fine, somewhat forgettable read.

Writer James Tynion IV continues his Batman run with a “fight issue”. It’s interspersed with cliché and things we’ve seen so many times before. All it was missing was Ghost-Maker uttering “you have failed this city”. That’s just some of the frustration of the comic. With Ghost-Maker uttering “Bruce” every other page, you wonder who at this point doesn’t know Batman is Bruce Wayne. With Clownhunter standing there… does everyone have to know his identity?

There’s nothing particularly bad about the issue. If you enjoy fights and battles, that’s about it. Whether it’s Batman vs. Ghost-Maker or Clownhunter vs. Harley Quinn, Batman #103 delivers visuals and action over substance. There’s a bit more depth as to the history between Batman and Ghost-Maker but overall you leave the issue with little more than you began the issue with.

Where things do get a bit more fun and interesting is the mentioned Clownhunter vs. Harley Quinn. Harley is attempting to right her ship and do the hero thing again. Clownhunter though, wants his revenge. Watching the two battle it out is actually interesting as Harley mostly plays defense, laying out her vision of going legit. She also has some fun with it all analyzing Clownhunter a bit during their dance. That’s the most interesting aspect of the comic and hints at what Tynion might have been going for presenting the issue as is. We’re supposed to get a little juxtaposition between the two sets of adversaries. But, that never clicks. We generally get some nice visuals and tired cliché where Batman explains how Ghost-Maker’s actions actually hurts things.

Visually, the comic features a trio of creators, Carlo Pagulayan, Danny Miki, and Guillem March. Along with David Baron on color and Clayton Cowles lettering, the art flows between the three with little notice of changing things up. Visually, the comic looks crisp and nice and beyond a weird positioning of Batman at the end the action as presented is interesting. Harley and Clownhunter’s dance especially stands out with its close quarters and humorous tone to it.

As I stated, Batman #103 isn’t a bad comic at all. It’s just rather boring. Much of it feels like things we’ve already seen. That can work if it’s presented in a new or interesting way. As is, we have another “anti-hero” thinking Batman’s actions haven’t worked while Batman explains he sees a bigger picture. It’s an attempt to extend some of the themes from “Joker War” but it never quite works or clicks. Instead, the comic feels like it putters about a bit never getting to the point and extended things out much longer than they should.

Story: James Tynion IV Art: Carlo Pagulayan, Danny Miki, Guillem March
Color: David Baron Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.85 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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ComiXology has a trio of new digital comic releases including Batman: Gotham Nights

There’s three new digital releases today on comiXology. You can get new digital comics from DC Comics and Harlequin including the DC Digital First series Batman: Gotham Nights. Check out all three now or the individual issues below.

Batman: Gotham Nights #21

Written by Corinna Sara Bechko
Pencils Juan Gedeon
Inks Juan Gedeon
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Batman and Nightwing investigate an urban legend of monsters in the woods outside of Gotham City, but the basis for these stories might be stranger than they ever guessed…

Batman: Gotham Nights #21

Australia’s Maverick Millionaire

Written by Margaret Way
Art by Keiko Yamada
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Their backgrounds couldn’t be more different, but Clio has been smitten with Josh ever since he saved her little sister from drowning decades ago. And though Josh had always been written off as a bad seed, he’s now a successful businessman and popular playboy. There’s a darkness he can’t shake that keeps him from opening up to her, but Clio refuses to give up on him. Will her love be able to reach him?

Australia's Maverick Millionaire

Wildest Dreams

Written by Carole Mortimer
Art by Mito Orihara
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Merlin becomes popular after writing a series featuring a handsome young man named Paul Free. Arabella is in charge of editing the series, but she can only contact the reclusive Merlin by mail. However, upon hearing that Merlin plans to end the series, Arabella goes to his home to convince him otherwise. When she sees him for the first time, she’s shocked that Merlin is an attractive young man just like the character from his books. Arabella tries to persuade him not to end the series but is soon distracted by her growing attraction to him!

Wildest Dreams

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We Only Find Them When They're Dead #3

It’s a new week and we’ve got reviews, interviews, and previews all lined up! What geeky things did you all do over the weekend? Sound off in the comments. While you wait for news to kick off, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

How to Love Comics – King in Black Reading Order Checklist – For those interested in the event, this is a handy guide.

Mirror Online – Superhero comic collector sells £1.5million haul after thieves nearly stole the lot – That’s a solid amount of money.

iO9 – Miles Morales Reforms Spider-Man’s Relationship With the Police When It Needs to Be Abolished – We haven’t played the game yet but for that have, what are your thoughts?

Kotaku – Spider-Man Remastered‘s Terrible-Looking Boat NPCs Now Hide A Fun Easter Egg – For those that are playing it…

Kotaku – DualSense Feedback Makes Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered Feel Legit Next-Gen – What do you all think?

Reviews

The Digital Fix – Delacroix
The Beat – Dethany and the Other Clique
ICv2 – Fangirl Vol. 1
But Why Tho Podcast – Planet Paradise
Laughing Place – Taskmaster #1
The Nerd Daily – Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story
Talking Comics – We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #3

Those Two Geeks Episode Ninety: What Makes A Great Comic Run?

Alex and Joe talk about what factors combine to make a really great comic book run.

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.

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