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Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter from Adam Glass, Olivia Cuarto-Briggs, and Hayden Sherman this April

For nearly two centuries, scholars have wondered how on earth Mary Shelley, a nineteen-year-old girl, was able To conjure on of the most frightening and enduring horror stories of all-time: Frankenstein.

But with the recent discovery of Mary Shelley’s secret memoir, the truth is finally revealed: Mary Shelley didn’t just write Frankenstein, she lived it. Traveling back to that historic Geneva winter of 1816, Mary, her fiancé Percy, sisters Claire and Fanny, and the celebrated poet Lord Byron, find themselves guests of the eerie Frankenstein Estate. The macabre and frightening events that follow lead Mary to both a gruesome and shocking discovery. Their mysterious host is not at all what they expected, and their intentions will change the course of Mary’s life forever.

Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter is brought to life by Adam Glass and Olivia Cuartero-Briggs with art by Hayden Sherman, lettering by Sal Cipriano, a man cover by Sherman, and incentive cover by Bernard Chang.

Out April 17 from AfterShock, Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter is historical fiction at its most (After)shocking!

Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter

Preview: Teen Titans #26

Teen Titans #26

(W) Adam Glass (A) Bernard Chang (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith
In Shops: Jan 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The Teen Titans plot the ultimate break-in-the Batcave! But Batman’s security is no joke, and the Titans will need to work together to get past it without alerting the Dark Knight himself. What’s so important to Damian that he’d betray his father this way?

Teen Titans #26

Preview: Teen Titans #24

Teen Titans #24

(W) Adam Glass (A/CA) Bernard Chang
In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The Teen Titans bring the house down in this issue-and it just might crush them to death! Set up by the mysterious villain known as the Other, the Teen Titans find themselves trapped beneath a crumbling building. The only thing between them and a dirt nap: Crush’s bench-pressing the entire complex. But how long can she hold out? The Titans race the clock against gravity, muscle fatigue and getting squashed like a bug. Plus, Damian’s secret mentor is revealed, and Robin realizes there’s a traitor in their midst!

Preview: Teen Titans #23

Teen Titans #23

(W) Adam Glass (A) Bernard Chang (CA) Nick Derington
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The Teen Titans head to Gotham City, where they must thwart a plot to assassinate Commissioner Gordon! So who is the mysterious figure giving Robin his intel, and how does he know so much? Speaking of Robin, is he developing real feelings for the magical Djinn, or is he falling under the spell of her mystical ring? Meanwhile, more secrets come to light and more drama unfolds, putting Kid Flash and Red Arrow at odds!

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans #22

Teen Titans #22

Written by: Adam Glass
Art by: Bernard Chang
Cover by: Nick Derington
Variant cover by: Alex Garner
U.S. Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: September 19, 2018

The team’s dealing with an unexpected loss, but there’s little time to grieve. They must travel to Keystone City, where Golden Glider and Swerve plan to pull a heist at a children’s hospital. (That’s a new low, even for some Rogues!) There’s also plenty of drama to go around, as Kid Flash mulls quitting after his clash with Red Arrow, and Damian’s harboring a new, secret mentor, all while his secret prison’s about to blow up in his face.

Preview: Teen Titans #21

Teen Titans #21

(W) Adam Glass (A/CA) Bernard Chang
In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Next up on the Teen Titans’ target list is none other than longtime antagonist Gizmo, whose neighborhood toy store secretly serves as a front for his arms-dealing business. (You can get a Nerf blaster and a rail gun? Cool!) But this whole escapade is about to blow up in their faces when they find Gizmo strapped to an atomic bomb that’s about to go off-right in the middle of New York City. And it’s rush hour to boot? Nice knowing you, Big Apple!

Review: Teen Titans #20

This week’s new comic book day has come and gone but we’re not done reviewing this week’s comics! Check out the new direction of the Teen Titans in this new issue!

Teen Titans #20 is by Adam Glass, Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo, Rob Leigh, Wil Quintana, Alex Garner, Jorge Jimenez, Andrea Shea, Alex Antone, and Brian Cunningham.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Teen Titans #20

Batman has no idea what he’s doing. Superman? Not a clue. Wonder Woman? Whatever. Damian Wayne is Robin, and he’s done with the bleeding-heart approach favored by the heroes of the senior circuit. New plan of action: recruit a new Teen Titans. Kid Flash, Red Arrow and newbies Roundhouse, D’jinn and…wait, Lobo has a daughter? That’ll end well. And then build something in secret deep beneath the new Teen Titans HQ. Secret from his teammates, secret from even Batman. It’s a secret that will change the way you look at Robin forever!

If there’s one thing that Teen Titans #20 does, it’s set the defining line between what was and what will be. Writer Adam Glass gives us an energetic debut issue that introduces us to new characters and builds a dynamic between them all that’s interesting and fun in a lot of ways.

Damian Wayne has been an interesting character and one I generally didn’t like when introduced. But, he’s the perfect example of a character growing over the years. We’ve seen him change and evolve. He went from the know-it-all brat with little empathy to a character who has shown some heart. He began as a brutal Robin, one you never knew how far he’d go. Today he’s fallen more into the philosophy of Batman as far as violence. That was until this issue which has the character slip back to his old self in some ways. The ending is the twist and takes an issue which has a lot of fun to it and creates a rather dark overtone to it all. Damian… well he’s rather sadistic and playing by his own rules.

The grouping of characters is fantastic with a mix of new and old. Each brings an interesting personality, and power set, that combined creates a buzz and energy about it all that’s fun. There’s solid pacing and Glass does an excellent job of giving us the background on each character while keeping the action paced well.

That’s all helped by Bernard Chang whose art is fantastic as expected. There’s a tinge of horror to the comic considering the villain and the end of the issue emphasizes that. Mixed with the at times saccharine nature of the characters, it’s an interesting shift of tone throughout and somehow makes the comic more interesting. The two aspects work together well and play off of each other in a way.

Teen Titans has been one of Rebirth’s better series though hasn’t always stood out with its own voice. This issue though sets the team, and Damian, apart in many ways and should create an interesting narrative moving forward that is sure to become rather explosive.

Story: Adam Glass Art: Bernard Chang
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Teen Titans #20

Teen Titans #20

(W) Adam Glass (A/CA) Bernard Chang
In Shops: Jul 25, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Batman has no idea what he’s doing. Superman? Not a clue. Wonder Woman? Whatever. Damian Wayne is Robin, and he’s done with the bleeding-heart approach favored by the heroes of the senior circuit. New plan of action: recruit a new Teen Titans. Kid Flash, Red Arrow and newbies Roundhouse, D’jinn and…wait, Lobo has a daughter? That’ll end well. And then build something in secret deep beneath the new Teen Titans HQ. Secret from his teammates, secret from even Batman. It’s a secret that will change the way you look at Robin forever!

Review: Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises

As a longtime cinephile, I have been enamored with Kung Fu movies. I remember as a kid watching Kung Fu Theatre, every Saturday afternoon, with my cousins in our house in New York. These stories with their badly paced English dubbing, usually had everything else going for it. The action, the stars, the special effects, and the story. I never really knew who any of the actors were until one of my uncles introduced us to Bruce Lee.

The very first movie, we saw of this venerable legend, was the impressive Way Of The Dragon, a slow burner at first, but as soon as Lee enters the film, his presence was magnetic. The man commanded every scene he was in and the way he beat a then unknown Chuck Norris, was a scene all of us cheered on. Of course, we went on to see the rest of his movies, and to this day, in some form or another, have some piece of his memorabilia in our houses. As much as those movies still stand up, one can only imagine what else he could have created, if he only lived a little bit longer. In Shannon Lee’s Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises, fans get to live a fantasy where he still lives.

We find Lee in a government facility where he has been asleep for forty years, as he wakes up to a world, much different than what he knew as he teaches an abusive Sensei, who favors Chuck Norris the correct way to treat his students. Soon the same shadowy organization lead by a mysterious woman known as Katya, is looking for him and a friend from the past and two kids just so happens to find hm as well, who helps him get acclimated to present day.  This leads to Lee finding out what the organization is up to and to find the father of the two kids. By book’s end, they find the kids’ father but leaves Katya even more powerful than ever.

Overall, an entertaining story that gets the reader to know who Bruce Lee the person is, in this rather fun plot. The story is relatable, funny, and fantastical. The art is striking and vivid. Altogether, a great story which will have readers looking for their old VHS copy of The Chinese Connection.

Story: Shannon Lee, Jeff Kline and Adam Beechen
Art: Brandon McKinney, Michael Montenat, Zac Atkinson, Troy Peteri, Steve Blackwell and Bernard Chang
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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