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Rebekah Isaacs and Justin Jordan Team Up for the Grim Fantasy Series Reaver

Just in time for fans anticipating Game of Thrones withdrawals, comes an all-new, dark fantasy series by Justin Jordan and Rebekah Isaacs titled, Reaver. The new series is set to launch from Image Comics and Skybound this July.

The continent of Madaras once promised a new start for settlers, but 200 years after its discovery, the war rages on. Deep within this savage and untamed land, a darkness builds that must be stopped at all costs.

To do so, the Imperials assemble six of its most despicable prisoners—a turncoat, a skin eater, a sorcerer and his bodyguard, a serial killer, and the Devil’s Son—the only ones who can stop the end of the new world. They are Hell’s Half-Dozen.

Reaver #1 by Becky Cloonan (Diamond Code MAY190027) will hit stores on Wednesday, July 10. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, June 17.

DC’s Young Animal Returns with More Doom Patrol, New Series Collapser, and a Green Lantern!?

DC’s Young Animal is returning this July with the next chapter of its flagship title, plus two new, innovative stories. The pop-up imprint curated by My Chemical Romance front man Gerard Way will kick things off on July 3 with Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds, followed by Collapser on July 17, and Far Sector in late 2019.

With these new series come new creative teams, with Mikey Way (MCR), Shaun Simon (Neverboy, Killjoys) and acclaimed artist Ilias Kyriazis (G.I. Joe: First Strike) introducing Collapser, and author N.K. Jemisin (The Broken EarthInheritance trilogies) making her comic book writing debut with Far Sector, a new and original Green Lantern story, alongside Jamal Campbell, artist of the breakout hit series, Naomi. The next phase of Gerard Way’s Doom Patrol will team him up once again with Nick Derington for covers, with interior stories illustrated by a series of amazing artists beginning with James Harvey, followed by Doc Shaner, Nick Pitarra, Becky Cloonan and more.

More details about these new series can be found here:

DOOM PATROL: WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS

Written by: Gerard Way and Jeremy Lambert
Art by: James Harvey followed by Doc Shaner, Nick Pitarra, Becky Cloonan and more
Series debut: July 3, 2019

Gerard Way and the World’s Strangest Super Heroes return in an all-new series that takes them beyond the borders of time and space! The Doom Patrol will go on an epic road trip around the solar system, facing off against the unusual and bizarre including the fanatical fitness fiends of planet Orbius and the Marathon Eternal. Big changes are coming for these unusual heroes, including Robotman coming to terms with his new life as a human.

DOOM PATROL: WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS

COLLAPSER

Written by: Mikey Way and Shaun Simon
Art by: Ilias Kyriazis
Series debut: July 17, 2019

Liam James is a wannabe DJ whose life goals are almost completely dashed by his crippling anxiety—until a package arrives in the mail containing a black hole that gives him amazing powers and draws him into a cosmic conflict far beyond anything he’d ever imagined. But Liam will discover that when it comes to life, love, mental health and superhero responsibilities, there’s no such thing as a quick fix, and that power comes with a cost.

COLLAPSER

FAR SECTOR

Written by: N.K. Jemisin
Art by: Jamal Campbell
Series debut: 2019

Newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner “Jo” Mullein has been protecting the City Enduring, a massive metropolis of 20 billion people, for the past six months. The City has maintained peace for over 500 years by stripping its citizens of their ability to feel. As a result, violent crime is virtually unheard of, and murder is nonexistent.

But that’s all about to change.

This new series introduces a dizzying game of politics and philosophies as Jo discovers a brewing revolution in the City, aided and abetted by some of its most powerful citizens.

FAR SECTOR

Detective Comics #1000 Gets a Deluxe Hardcover Edition this June

In celebration of Batman’s 80th anniversary and the release of the landmark 1,000th issue of Detective Comics, debuting on March 27, DC will present Detective Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition this summer.

Available in comic book stores on June 12 and other major retailers on June 18, the milestone hardcover features new stories from well-known DC talent, historical decade variants and more. With more than 160 pages of some of the top names in comics paying tribute to DC’s Caped Crusader,Detective Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99.

This 168-page collector’s item celebrates the Dark Knight with all content from the Detective Comics #1000 periodical, including standalone short stories from an all-star collection of the top writers and artists in Batman’s recent history such as Tom King, Tony S. Daniel & Joëlle Jones, Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo, Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev, Warren Ellis & Becky Cloonan and more, including the debut of a new version of the Arkham Knight into DC canon as writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Doug Mahnke kick off a new story arc, “Medieval.”

The deluxe hardcover edition of Detective Comics #1000 will also include:

  • A new 12-page Batman story, written by Robert Venditti with art by Stephen Segovia. “Table for Two” pits Batman against a Gotham City gauntlet of his most dangerous rogues, as Two-Face unites half of the Gotham underworld to eradicate the Dark Knight once and for all. This is the first Batman story ever written by Venditti, best known for his fan-favorite run on Hal Jordan and the Green lantern Corps and most recently Hawkman, Freedom Fighters and the soon-to-be-released Six Days.
  • Tribute art celebrating Batman from popular artists Jason Fabok, Mikel Janin, as well as Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts.
  • A gallery of 32 unique retailer-exclusive variants drawn by some of the biggest names in comics and art, plus the nine decade-themed variant covers from artists such as Steve Rude, Michael Cho, Jim Steranko, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Miller, Tim Sale, Jock and Greg Capullo. 
  • The dynamic wraparound cover from the Detective Comics #1000 comic book by the fan favorite team of Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair.
Detective Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition

DC Reveals the Creative Lineup for Detective Comics #1000

DC Comics has unveiled full story details on the landmark 1,000th issue of Detective Comics, debuting on March 27, 2019. The 96-page Detective Comics #1000 celebrates the Dark Knight through a series of seven-to-nine-page standalone short stories from an all-star collection of the top writers and artists in Batman’s recent history including Tom King, Tony Daniel and Joëlle Jones, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke, Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, Warren Ellis and Becky Cloonan and more.

The full lineup of stories, writers and artists to be featured in Detective Comics #1000 is:

“Medieval,” by Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke

Appearing in DC’s comic book continuity for the very first time, a new and mysterious version of the Arkham Knight will be debuting in a story that looks at Batman’s encounters with his villains throughout his career through the Arkham Knight’s eyes—but the Knight’s scheme remains to be seen.

“Batman’s Longest Case,” by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

One of the most popular talent teams in the history of the Dark Knight delivers a tale in which Batman follows clues around the world, leading him back to his home in Gotham City and to a secret organization that has been keeping tabs on him for years.

“Manufacture for Use,” by Kevin Smith and Jim Lee

The fan-favorite director of Clerks and one of Batman’s most visionary artists present a story that cuts between Batman fighting his greatest villains and his attempts to track down the gun that killed his parents.

“The Legend of Knute Brody” by Paul Dini, Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs and John Kalisz

The villains of Gotham speak, documentary-style, about that one henchman they each hired who was the absolute WORST at his job, constantly screwing up their plans.

“The Batman’s Design” by Warren Ellis and Becky Cloonan

Warren Ellis pens “The Batman’s Design” with Becky Cloonan, the first woman to draw Batman in the main comic series, in a story of Batman pursuing a pack of technologically enhanced mercenaries into a warehouse, where they think they’ve trapped him.

“Return to Crime Alley” by Denny O’Neil and Steve Epting

A direct sequel to O’Neil’s classic “There Is No Hope in Crime Alley,” from Detective Comics #457, in which Leslie Thompkins takes Batman to task for his addiction to violence, which, in her mind, perpetuates the horror that birthed him.

“Heretic” by Christopher Priest and Neal Adams

Two of the biggest powerhouse writers and artists in the comic book industry work together on a story featuring Batman helping a young man escape from Ra’s al Ghul’s League of Assassins— who then turned up in Gotham, dead. Batman travels to Tibet with a message for the League.

“I Know” by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev

The creative team behind SCARLET takes a unique future look at Batman and the Penguin. The Penguin comes to an elderly, wheelchair-bound Batman to tell him of the time that he learned Batman was Bruce Wayne—and to explain why he never did anything with that information. This story is available to read in its entirety on DCComics.com.

“The Last Crime in Gotham” by Geoff Johns and Kelley Jones

Superstar writer Geoff Johns and famed artist Kelley Jones tell a future story where the future family of Batman and Catwoman face off in a battle with the family of The Joker and Harley Quinn.

“The Precedent” by James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez

The team of James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez return to DETECTIVE COMICS after their highly successful Rebirth run, in a story of the night Bruce Wayne made the decision to bring Dick Grayson into his dark world, ending with the classic candlelight oath.

“Batman’s Greatest Case” by Tom King, Tony Daniel and Joëlle Jones

Groundbreaking BATMAN writer Tom King is joined by Tony Daniel and Joëlle Jones, who share artistic duties on the story. Presented using parallel story threads, Bruce Wayne visits his parents’ grave while Batman assembles his entire coalition of allies around him.

In addition to the above stories, Detective Comics #1000 will feature additional art from Mikel Janín and Amanda Conner, as well as a two-page spread from Jason Fabok depicting the current state of the Batman universe and its heroes and villains.

To further celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 80-year legacy, Detective Comics #1000 will offer an extensive retailer variant cover program. Hard-core collectors will want to get their hands on this series of variant covers showcasing the Dark Knight through various decades from iconic Batman artists such as Steve Rude, Michael Cho, Jim Steranko, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Miller, Tim Sale, Jock and Greg Capullo—plus an homage to Jerry Robinson’s cover of November 1942’s Detective Comics #69 by Bruce Timm.

This 96-page oversize collector’s edition issue will be available at comics retailers and digitally on March 27, 2019, for $9.99.

Detective Comics #1000

Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years Prints from Mondo on Sale this Tuesday

This Tuesday, Mondo will have the first round of online releases with posters including Captain America: The First Avenger by Francesco Francavilla, The Avengers (Regular and Variant) by Amien Juugo, Iron Man (Regular and Variant) by Chris Koehler, Thor by Becky Cloonan and finally Spider-Man: Homecoming by Sara Deck!

The posters will be available at a random time on Tuesday (10/23). Follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER by Francesco Francavilla. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 375. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in November 2018. Ships to US Addresses Only. $55

THE AVENGERS by Amien Juugo. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 300. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in November 2018. Ships to US Addresses Only. $50

THE AVENGERS (Variant) by Amien Juugo. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 150. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in November 2018. Ships to US Addresses Only. $75

IRON MAN by Chris Koehler. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 225. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in November 2018. Ships to US Addresses Only. $50

IRON MAN (Variant) by Chris Koehler. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 125. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Ships to US Addresses OnlyExpected to Ship in November 2018. $75

THOR by Becky Cloonan. 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in November 2018. Ships to US Addresses Only. $50

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING by Sara Deck. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 375. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in November 2018. Ships to US Addresses Only. $55

Preview: Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1

Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1

(W) James Tynion IV, Becky Cloonan, Bryan Hill, Tim Seeley, Riley Rossmo, Gary Dauberman (A) Mark Buckingham, Becky Cloonan, Riley Rossmo, Ricardo Federici (CA) Doug Mahnke
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $9.99

Horror! Death! Uh…Face-punching! Witness ten all-new stories that promise to be the most terrifying, most shocking and most horrific comic that DC Comics has ever published! (Hyperbole much?) Batman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner, Swamp Thing, Zatanna and more of your favorite heroes face unspeakable horrors from the streets of Gotham City to the darkest sectors of the universe.

Preview: Moon Knight #199

Moon Knight #199

(W) Max Bemis (A) Paul Davidson (CA) Becky Cloonan
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

OLD GODS IN BROOKLYN!
• At the end of his rope, Marc takes a much-needed excursion…with his oldest enemy!
• Brooklyn is awful nice this time of year. The nightmare-scape of Ra’s domain…not so much.
• Here be monsters.

Preview: Moon Knight #198

Moon Knight #198

(W) Max Bemis (A) Jacen Burrows (CA) Becky Cloonan
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $3.99

ONSLAUGHT OF THE SADISTS!
• Moon Knight runs the Trials of a society of sadists!
• The mad master of the society has set traps specifically designed for Spector!
• What pieces of himself might Marc need to sacrifice to survive?

Preview: Shade, the Changing Woman #6

Shade, the Changing Woman #6

(W) Cecil Castellucci (A) Marley Zarcone (CA) Becky Cloonan
In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $3.99

It all comes to a head, as Shade faces every action and (non)decision she has made up to this point. Armed with the advice of mentors and the lessons she has learned from friends, Shade must decide once and for all: Can a person-be she human or avian-truly change?

Review: Batman #50

It’s the wedding you never thought you’d see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can’t-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages.

The build up has been coming for a while now and with Batman #50 writer Tom King answers the question as to whether Batman and Catwoman tie the knot.

The issue is done in an interesting way with what amounts to two page spreads with generally half dedicated to Batman’s preparation for the day and the other half for Catwoman’s. In between these normal panel pages, there’s full page images by some top art talent on top of which we’re presented the two’s thoughts about their meeting and what they’re about to do.

While the “will they or won’t they” has been spoiled the comic is interesting as it delves into the thought process of two individuals who are clearly nervous about tying the knot and if they do what it means.

Catwoman isn’t a hero, she’s a criminal.

Batman is a hero. He’s a hero driven by his pain.

If they were to get married, what does that mean for each of them? Can Batman be happy? These are the types of thoughts that run throughout the comic as the two characters explore their love for each other. And that’s the impressive thing, Tom King convinces you that these two love each other. By the end, you’re convinced there’s no one else for these two.

And that spoiling? Well, not quite. There’s a twist but you’ll have to read the comic yourself and go elsewhere.

The issues with the comic is the hype and a build up that doesn’t pay off. The quality of the narrative is excellent, it all just doesn’t quite live up to the lead up and the end result is rather predictable. A single panel does not make a comic and this one relies heavily on that final panel.

The art duties are mainly handled by Mikel Janin with colors by June Chung and lettering by Clayton Cowles. The art is solid and there’s some fantastic page layouts. The way some of these pages are laid out is impressive with very creative visual storytelling. What’s also interesting is the use of pin-ups to tell the story as well. There was a similar thing done in Action Comics #1000 and here it sort of works. The artwork is fantastic, there’s some talent. But, it breaks up the story a bit and after a while becomes a little tedious. When the big picture comes in to focus, the choice is an interesting one and adds a poetic aspect, somewhat appropriate considering what’s happening.

This is a chapter in King’s larger story. There’s much more to come as things weave together and that final panel indicates we’ve got a hell of a lot of excitement to come. As a single issue, this one has its good and its bad but as a piece of the larger puzzle it fits like a perfectly crafted piece of the larger picture.

Story: Tom King Art: Mikel Janín
Pin-up Art: David Finch, Joëlle Jones, Mitch Gerads, Rafael Albuquerque, Neal Adams, Andy Kubert, Becky Cloonan, Ty Templeton, José Luis Garcia-Lopez, Frank Miller, Lee Bermejo, trish Mulvihill, Jason Fabok, Brad Anderson, Alex Sinclair, Hi-Fi, Tony S. Daniel, Tomeu Morey, Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts, Tim Sale, José Villarrubia, Paul Pope, Clay Mann, Jordie Bellaire, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Greg Capullo, FCO Plascencia, Lee Weeks
Color: June Chung Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 7.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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