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DC announces Tales From Earth-6: A Celebration of Stan Lee!

This December, in honor of what would have been Stan Lee’s 100th birthday, DC is releasing Tales from Earth-6: A Celebration of Stan Lee, a commemorative one-shot anthology featuring new stories based on Lee’s (with film producer Michael Uslan) interpretations of core DC characters from his Just Imagine series of one-shots (2001-2002).

This 96-page Prestige format one-shot hits comic book stores and participating digital platforms on Tuesday, December 27; the anthology features 10 new stories spotlighting the Just Imagine characters from an incredible mix of celebrated comic book storytellers and new and emerging voices in comic books. In addition to a new story from Michael Uslan, this anthology includes stories written by Mark Waid, Jerry Ordway, Kenny Porter, Stephanie Williams, Michael W. Conrad and Becky Cloonan, Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, Meghan Fitzmartin, Steve Orlando, and Zac Thompson.

Story art and variant covers will be delivered by some of the best artists in comics, including Lee Weeks, Kevin Maguire, Jerry Ordway, Karl Mostert, Juan Ferreyra, Anthony Marques, Pablo M. Collar, Belén Ortega, Max Dunbar, and Hayden Sherman. In addition to a wraparound main cover by Jim Cheung, this can’t-miss issue features variant covers by Steve Beach, Riley Rossmo, Jason Howard, Kelley Jones, Ariel Colon, Kyle Hotz, Christian Ward, Clayton Henry, Jorge Corona, Belén Ortega, and Dan Panosian, plus a 1-in-25 ratio variant cover by Cully Hamner.

Preview: Batman #127

Batman #127

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Belen Ortega (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
In Shops: Sep 06, 2022
SRP: $4.99

With brutal efficiency, Failsafe hunts the Dark Knight, leaving a trail of injured heroes! Batman retreats to the manor as he prepares for a final assault…will the last few surprises he has in store be enough? And in the backup, Catwoman reaches a shocking conclusion in her search!

Batman #127

Preview: Batman #127

Batman #127

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Belen Ortega (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
In Shops: Sep 06, 2022
SRP: $4.99

With brutal efficiency, Failsafe hunts the Dark Knight, leaving a trail of injured heroes! Batman retreats to the manor as he prepares for a final assault…will the last few surprises he has in store be enough? And in the backup, Catwoman reaches a shocking conclusion in her search!

Batman #127

Preview: Batman #126

Batman #126

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Jorge Jimenez, Belen Ortega
In Shops: Aug 02, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Batman has battled all manner of criminals, monsters, and super-villains, but nothing could have prepared him for what’s coming with Failsafe, an unstoppable foe that can outfight and outthink the Dark Knight-but could a dark connection to Batman’s past be the answer? In the backup, Catwoman is piecing together the lineage of one of Gotham’s most notorious criminal families…and it’s not for the faint of heart!

Batman #126

Preview: Batman #126

Batman #126

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Jorge Jimenez, Belen Ortega
In Shops: Aug 02, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Batman has battled all manner of criminals, monsters, and super-villains, but nothing could have prepared him for what’s coming with Failsafe, an unstoppable foe that can outfight and outthink the Dark Knight-but could a dark connection to Batman’s past be the answer? In the backup, Catwoman is piecing together the lineage of one of Gotham’s most notorious criminal families…and it’s not for the faint of heart!

Batman #126

Preview: Batman #126

Batman #126

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Jorge Jimenez, Belen Ortega
In Shops: Aug 02, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Batman has battled all manner of criminals, monsters, and super-villains, but nothing could have prepared him for what’s coming with Failsafe, an unstoppable foe that can outfight and outthink the Dark Knight-but could a dark connection to Batman’s past be the answer? In the backup, Catwoman is piecing together the lineage of one of Gotham’s most notorious criminal families…and it’s not for the faint of heart!

Batman #126

Preview: Batman #125

Batman #125

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Jorge Jimenez, Belen Ortega
In Shops: Jul 05, 2022
SRP: $5.99

Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky joins legendary artist Jorge Jimenez to define a new era in Batman! Bruce Wayne is at a turning point, haunted by dreams of a dark future, while Gotham City billionaires are being gruesomely murdered. With the discovery of an archenemy’s involvement and a tragedy unfolding, the Dark Knight’s nightmares are just beginning. Failsafe starts here. And in the backup, there’s chaos in Gotham as the underworld fights over one of its crown jewels…and Selina Kyle is caught in the middle. Can she stop the bloodshed and maybe even make a little money in the process?

Batman #125

Review: Batman #125

Batman #125

After a bit of a transition run, the next chapter of Bruce Wayne and Batman’s life begins here, in Batman #125. With a new creative team, the comic is a “fresh” start that creates a jumping on point for new readers while continuing the status-quo and themes from the recent runs.

Chip Zdarsky takes over as the writer for the series focusing on the unsettled status that is Bruce Wayne and Batman. After the end of the previous “major arc”, Bruce has lost his fortune forcing him to go back to basics as Batman and dial back his lifestyle. The playboy façade for the vigilante doesn’t work anymore and in his place is an aging, worn down man who is trying to find his new footing.

Zdarsky kicks things off with an attack on the wealthy of Gotham. Someone is targeting them due to their “elite” status, leaving bodies in their wake. All of that comes off as rather shallow in the execution but it sets off a nice examination as to who Bruce Wayne and Batman are. What is the man without his wealth and what is his relationship to that community?

Zdarsky also uses it to shake up Gotham’s status-quo even further killing off a legacy character which creates a gap in leadership and kicks off a gang war. That’s explored further in a back-up story also written by Zdarsky.

The art by Jorge Jimenez for the main story is fantastic. With color by Tomeu Morey and lettering by Clayton Cowles there’s a very dramatic flair to the visuals. It comes off almost as swashbuckling at times, much more Zorro than the high-tech Batman we’ve seen in the past. There’s some fantastic panels in the comic which really drive home the moment delivering memorable visuals that drive home the point and the story. The art for the back-up is by Belén Ortega with color by Luis Guerrero and lettering by Cowles. It delivers a bit more of a traditional style with some great design and a bit of action. Where the art, and story, really stand out is the more comedic moments involving a lawyer robot. It works and works well.

Batman #125 is a decent start to the new creative team’s take. It lays it out that things aren’t “normal” in Batman’s world and something is “off”. But, what? It embraces what has happened to Bruce/Batman and focuses on a person who has been beaten down. At the same time, there’s been a major shakeup involving a villain that points to some major revelations and changes. It all comes together for a rather intriguing start and a solid beginning for new and longtime readers.

Story: Chip Zdarsky Art: Jorge Jimenez, Belén Ortega
Color: Tomeu Morey, Luis Guerrero Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Batman #125

Batman #125

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Jorge Jimenez, Belen Ortega
In Shops: Jul 05, 2022
SRP: $5.99

Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky joins legendary artist Jorge Jimenez to define a new era in Batman! Bruce Wayne is at a turning point, haunted by dreams of a dark future, while Gotham City billionaires are being gruesomely murdered. With the discovery of an archenemy’s involvement and a tragedy unfolding, the Dark Knight’s nightmares are just beginning. Failsafe starts here. And in the backup, there’s chaos in Gotham as the underworld fights over one of its crown jewels…and Selina Kyle is caught in the middle. Can she stop the bloodshed and maybe even make a little money in the process?

Batman #125

Preview: DC Pride: Tim Drake Special

DC Pride: Tim Drake Special

Written by: Meghan Fitzmartin
Art by: Belén Ortega

The breakout story from Batman: Urban Legends collected in one volume for the very first time, in time for Pride Month! Tim Drake’s search for a missing friend kidnapped by the villains known as the Chaos Monsters leads Tim to realize his identity as a bisexual man. Collecting the Tim Drake stories from Batman: Urban Legends #4-6 and #10, with a brand-new story that sees Tim teaming up with his former Young Justice teammates and the Batgirls, beginning Tim Drake’s 2022 path!

DC Pride: Tim Drake Special
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