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It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d folks get? What’d you all enjoy? Sound off in the comments! While we wait for San Diego Comic-Con to kick off, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Loudwire – Nikki Sixx Announces ‘Heroin Diaries’ Graphic Novel – Well ok then.

ICv2 – Fantagraphics, Lion Forge, Titan Comics Join Hoopla – Good way to get your stuff out there.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – Archie #22

Newsarama – Astonishing X-Men #1

Newsarama – Batman #27

CBR – Catalyst Prime: Superb #1

Talking Comics- Dread Gods #1

Newsarama – Secret Empire #6

Talking Comics – War for the Planet of the Apes #1

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Check Out the New Batmobile at San Diego Comic-Con

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Mattel are set to arrive in style and rev things up at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 with the Justice League Batmobile, before Gotham City’s most iconic vehicle roars onto screens November 17 in Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated action-adventure feature film Justice League. Fans are able to get an up-close look at the Ultimate Justice League Batmobile at its first public showcase in Mattel Booth #3029.

The hybrid prototype military and civilian vehicle, reaching speeds of up to 205 MPH, has been integrated with the latest in covert military grade armaments as well as stealth and active protective systems. With twin .50 caliber retractable machine guns, missile launchers and more, the Justice League Batmobile is over 20 feet long and weighs in at a whopping 8,500 lbs. Mattel will also release a RC replica of the Justice League Batmobile that will be available for presale at retailers nationwide, beginning July 20,2017.

Inspired by its real-life counterpart, the Ultimate Justice League Batmobile comes to life in epic detail, complete with RC functionality, premium deco and real-world features. The remote-controlled Batmobile features smoke release from the exhaust pipe, moving missiles on the hood of the vehicle, roaring engine sounds, and four armored up wheels. Through an app-enabled tablet or smartphone, users can assume the role of the Batman and take complete control of the Batmobile, all from the palm of their hand!

Preview: Batman #27

Batman #27

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Davide Gianfelice
In Shops: Jul 19, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“THE WAR OF THE JOKES AND RIDDLES” part three! The war has spread to every corner of Gotham City, and while Batman battles back the forces of Joker and Riddler, an unlikely criminal becomes the pivotal key to its potential resolution… but it could cost him everything.

DC Rebirth Recap And Review For Comics Released 7/12

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s DC Rebirth: Recap And Review where we take a look at the comics released under DC‘s Rebirth banner and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers – we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for

new readers to pick them up; the ratings are based solely on the issues released in the post-Rebirth ongoing series. More consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. Generally, the quality of an issue won’t be discussed unless it directly impacts a new reader’s enjoyment of the series.

You may notice that not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I  sometimes forget to read them  (although that doesn’t happen often). If I have missed an issue, typically I won’t go looking for back issues to catch up on events – this feature is all about accessibility for new readers, after all.


 

AC_Cv983_open_order_varAction Comics #983 Superman has been attacked by his greatest enemies, and they;ve beaten seven shades of shit out of the Man Of Steel (it doesn’t help that he’ currently blind). Before the final blow came, the cavalry arrived…. it’s a Friendly comic. And really fun.s

Dark Days: The Casting #1 Just… not the best place to jump in. Unfriendly.

Detective Comics #960 I’ve never really been all that familiar with Azreal, nor his backstory, and this arc is pretty heavily steeped in both. An android/dude-in-a-mechsuit with a connection to Azreal’s former bosses has killed a bunch of ex-monks… and Batman’s talking to Zatanna. On the whole this is borderline Unfriendly.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #24  A Green Lantern murdered a Yellow Lantern, and Corps Leader Stewart just found out that a criminal was using this information to blackmail the murderous lantern – and threaten the precarious peace between the two corps.. This issue is Friendly enough.

Justice League Of America #10 Another first part, another chance for you to hop into a series that, personally, I dread reading every month. But you may like it, and if you do you, then I’m pleased for you.

New Super-Man #13 A wonderfully written series, New Super-Man finds our young heroes coming to grips with a foe that’s more powerful than any one of them – Emperor REDHOTO_Cv12.inddSuper-Man! This Friendly issue won’t be the easiest place to jump on, but it’s certainly doable.

The Flash #26 Uh… in a nutshell, Reverse Flash pulled the Flash into the future, revealed his identity to Iris and then decided to show him stuff. Depending on how you like your timey-wimey travel stuff done this is either Friendly and worth reading or best avoided. Personally, I enjoyed it.

Red Hood And The Outlaws #12 You can probably tell what the issue is about by the cover, and it’s homage to the Death Of Superman arc from the 90’s. Bizarro is suffering from cellular degeneration due to his limited life span as a clone, and his teammates aren’t too sure what to do. A Friendly issue in one of the most exciting Batbooks.

Titans #13 The Titans are currently attacking a facility to find Bumble Bee’s memories after they were siphoned off and emailed (or something) somewhere else. What results is an entertaining battle that feature’s a character eerily reminiscent of Valiant’s H.A.R.D. Corps. Is it Friendly kinda.

Wonder Woman #26 The first part of a new arc is always a decent place to hop on board, and this issue is no exception. Assuming you know who Wonder Woman is, this is a Friendly issue.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays 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!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

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

Joe

Top Pick: Ether Vol 1 Trade Paperback (Dark Horse) – The very funny and out there story that is part Doctor Strange and part detective whodunit story has collected the first arc. The world in Ether reminds me of Roger Rabbit, while the art style channels a style long forgotten like Steamboat Willie. I highly recommend this, and I think most everyone will find something to enjoy, smile, and laugh at.

Curse Words Vol 1 Trade Paperback (Image) – This book is a collected volume of the hilarious first arc of the adventures of a Wizard named Wizord who was sent to do something terrible, is trying to do something good, but also keeps doing something terrible. He becomes a hipster and realizes he loves our planet. You also have a talking koala sidekick, and so much more.

Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #2 (Marvel) – This book penned by the jokester writer/artist extraordinaire Chip Zdarsky is a return to the down on his luck Spidey we all knew and loved. It’s a sister book to ASM, and will focus on the comedic side of things, and a more lighthearted jumping on point for old and new readers.

Aquaman #26 (DC Comics) – This has been a great run, but #25 cranked the volume (unintentional water reference) up to 11! The art is some of the best you will find in a comic, and the story is setting up something massively epic.

Batman #27 (DC Comics) – We return to Batman’s past again for the War of Jokes and Riddles. King has crafted an interesting (if somewhat polarizing) run that I’ve enjoyed. I cannot wait to see where this goes, as it’s been a blast so far.

 

Alex

Top Pick: Secret Weapons #2 (Valiant) – A team made up of people with useless powers? Check. A writer who is incredibly talented? Check. An artist whose layouts are beautifully simple yet packed full of details? Check. A genuinely exciting comic? Oh yeah.

Rapture #3 (Valiant) – What do you get when a man who refuses to believe in magic has to travel to a land where magic is incredibly prevalent? You get Ninjak in Rapture, and reading his fish out of water among the other, more comfortable, characters. The story is another example of Valiant delivering a solid miniseries that reads very well as an introduction to their characters and the universe as a whole.

Gotham Weekly With Alex And Joe Episode Nine

Gotham Weekly Sometimes returns to brighten your Sunday! While the hosts strive to one day live up to the Weekly part of the name, Alex and Joe are back with more Batman chat and their customary tangents!

This week the comics on the docket are: the last few issues of Batman, Batman And The Shadow #3, Nightwing #23, Batman/Elmer Fudd #1, Batman Beyond #9… and a few tangents about things I don’t remember!

Episode recorded: June 28th.

 

 

Bluefin Reveals Iron Studios’ Superhero/Supervillian Battle Dioramas

Bluefin has reveled an exciting new series of high-detail Limited Edition products from collectibles brand, Iron Studios, with the forthcoming release of the Battle Diorama Series.

Set to be unveiled for the first time at the San Diego Comic-Con 2017, these Limited Edition 1/10 scale statues depict an array of beloved heroes and supervillains. Bluefin will be located in Booth #401.

Each one is hand-painted and rendered in Polystone and presented on a detailed display base and ready for battle. Combine each 10-inch statue with others in the series to create a kinetic diorama that is sure to become a centerpiece of any fans’ personal collection.

The first statues in the Iron Studios Battle Diorama series will be on prominent display at Bluefin’s booth during SDCC and will include Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Venom, and Carnage! The first of these figures will be available via retail channels beginning in November with additional ones set for release in early 2018. Pre-orders are available now from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from a variety of leading online outlets.

Also set to be showcased for the first time at Comic-Con will be new Batman: Arkham Knight statues along with prototypes for additional upcoming Iron Studios statues based on the recent Wonder Woman movie by Warner Bros. and several Marvel-based characters.

Available in Limited Edition quantities as a 2017 Comic-Con Exclusive will be the Iron Studios 1/10 Art Scale Batman: Arkham Knight Bronze Version. This stunning 10-inch statue is available only from Bluefin for $149.99 and based on original 3D references from the action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Height: Approx. 9 inches; MSRP: $109.99
Available November 2017!

Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on original 3D references from the action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Spider Man

Height: Approx. 10 inches; MSRP: $164.99
Available November 2017!

Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on the concept art of Raphael Albuquerque from Chiaroscuro Studios; includes base display.

Spider Gwen

Height: Approx. 6 inches; MSRP: $129.99
Available December 2017!

Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on the concept art of Raphael Albuquerque from Chiaroscuro Studios; includes base display.

Carnage Spider Man

Height: Approx. 10 inches; MSRP: $144.99
Available January 2018!

Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on the concept art of Raphael Albuquerque from Chiaroscuro Studios; includes base display.

Venom Spider Man

Height: Approx. 14 inches; MSRP: $159.99
Available January 2018!

Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on the concept art of Raphael Albuquerque from Chiaroscuro Studios; includes base display.

DC Rebirth Recap And Review For Comics Released 7/5

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s DC Rebirth: Recap And Review where we take a look at the comics released under DC‘s Rebirth banner and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers – we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for

new readers to pick them up; the ratings are based solely on the issues released in the post-Rebirth ongoing series. More consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. Generally, the quality of an issue won’t be discussed unless it directly impacts a new reader’s enjoyment of the series.

You may notice that not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I  sometimes forget to read them  (although that doesn’t happen often). If I have missed an issue, typically I won’t go looking for back issues to catch up on events – this feature is all about accessibility for new readers, after all.


batman 26Batman #26 Batman proposed to Catwoman, but before we find out the answer, Bruce is telling Selina about a time when he was caught between the Riddler and the Joker. The slow pace to the story makes this Friendlier than you’d expect.

Deathstroke #21 Deathstroke turned good after a life changing event in the previous crossover with the Teen Titans and the Titans, so he’s created a superteam…. it’s as Friendly a place to start as you’ll find.

Green Arrow #26  Ollie Queen has been framed for murder, had his death faked and turned himself in. Then he decided he didn’t want to wait for the trial and left to stop the Evil Organisation behind his woes and the destruction of Seattle Star City. It’s Friendly, but is it worth reading?

Green Lanterns #26 An interesting look into the history of Volthoom, the First Lantern, this comic is relatively Friendly, but possibly not the best place to start – which is a contradiction I’m having a chuckle at now.

Justice League #24  A brilliantly fun issue that’s a Friendly introduction to the future (possibly) direction of this series.

Nightwing #24 Nightwing was tricked by Blockbuster into arriving in the middle of a secret meeting of supervillains as the entertainment – by which I mean they’re going to test a new weapon on the superhero. This is a Friendly issue, and jam packed full of quick action sequences coupled with Dick’s narration that will help you slide right into the story.

Superman #26 Friendly story that takes place after an arc in which Superboy got mind controlled. It’s a nice breather, and has some great moments for the father and son dynamic of Clark and Jon Kent.

Batman Pushes Crime Aside in New San Diego Comic-Con Convention Exclusive

Retro and modern collide in the Batman Classic Wooden Push Puppet – Convention Exclusive, which is debuting at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. There’s nothing better than the mixing of classic wooden toys with the current design of BATMAN and thanks to the clever designers at Entertainment Earth you can have both!

When you push the hidden button on the bottom of the base, this exclusive 5-inch scale wooden puppet collapses, moves, and stands up again! Created from solid wood, the push puppet features vivid hand-painted artwork, along with some decal elements.

As an Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive, San Diego Comic-Con attendees will be the first to get their hands on this cute and fun classic collectible. He’s individually numbered with the limited production run number on a holographic sticker! But make sure you hurry!  With only 492 available, the Dark Knight wooden figure could disappear into the shadows.

The first opportunity for fans to grab this limited-edition push puppet will be at San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2017, in the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343)!

Not attending San Diego Comic-Con 2017? Pre-order the Batman Push Puppet at Entertainment Earth now! This item will first be sold during San Diego Comic-Con 2017 at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. If supplies remain after the show, pre-orders will be filled and shipped to you then, in August 2017.

 

 

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With the weekend almost here, who’s seeing a certain Spider-Man movie? While you wait to go to the theater, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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CBR – Joan Lee, Wife of Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee, Passes Away at 93 – Our thoughts are with her friends and family.

Techpoint.ng – Peda Studio raises $10000 to make local comic books more accessible to Africans – This sounds very interesting.

The Beat – Kirkman’s Thief of Thieves gets a video game you can try out at SDCC’17 – This could be very cool.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Batman News – Bane Conquest #3

Comic Attack – Bankshot #1

Talking Comics – Batman #26

The Beat – By Chance or Providence

Talking Comics – Jupiter’s Legacy 2 #5

CBR – The Wicked + The Divine #29

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