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Review: New Super-Man Vol. 3 Equilibrium

As a child of the 1980s, I remember when there was a great influx of comics talent from overseas. This was when we started seeing names like Alan Moore and Grant Morrison, and when Neil Gaiman came on to the scene. We also got some excellent Canadian artists in the way of Todd McFarlane. We also got some raw talent from the Philippines in the way of Whilce Portacio, a still hidden gem of an artist.

This influx of talent to our shores also offered differing point of views at a time when the narrative in many of the comics became repetitive. As these talents went from burgeoning artists to full on rock stars, the craft evolved and became what most know now. These auteurs pushed canons to the brink of collapse, and even made us look at superheroes differently, like Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons did in Watchmen. Rarely, among this renaissance, did we see anything from the Eastern part of the world. This is why the importance of the narrative and the world building cannot be understated in the third volume of Gene Luen Yang and Billy Tan’s New Super-Man, as the world not only gets a Chinese version of DC’s most popular heroes but also the sensibilities and philosophies of that part of the world along with it.

Kenan’s mind is reeling from revelations about his parents. Meanwhile, his teammates in the Justice League of China are dropping one by one. And from across the globe, Task Force X Director Amanda Waller has sent in the one force that can stop the chaos and carnage from spreading: Harley Quinn, Deadshot and Killer Croc, a.k.a. the Suicide Squad!

But the Emperor isn’t the only Super-Man they’ve been licensed to kill. Unless Kenan acts fast, he’ll become a casualty of war.

Yet even as the struggle rages on, the New Super-Man is transported to Old Gotham City, to the era when the magic that fuels his powers began…and where his true enemy will reveal himself at last…

Overall, a sweeping epic chapter in the adventures of Kong Kenna and the Justice League of China, as he can be more than the typical superhero and may be more powerful than his Western version. The story by Yang is relatable, funny, action packed, and full of intrigue. The art by Tan is gorgeous and complements the story well. Altogether, a trade paperback which addresses some sociopolitical issues, dealing with wretched history, and entertains, all in one book.

Story: Gene Luen Yang Art: Billy Tan
Story: 10 Art: 9.7 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Black Panther by Reginald Hudlin The Complete Collection Vol. 2

It’s Tuesday which means it’s new comic book day at book stores! This week we’ve got Black Panther!

Black Panther by Reginald Hudlin The Complete Collection Vol. 2 collects Black Panther (2005) #19-34 and Annual #1 by Reginald Hudlin, Scot Eaton, Manuel Garcia, Koi Turnbull, Marcus To, Francis Portela, Andrea Di Vito, CAFU, Ken Lashley, Larry Stroman, and Billy Tan.

Get your copy. 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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Preview: New Super-Man #18

New Super-Man #18

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Brent Peeples, Richard Friend, Scott Hanna (CA) Billy Tan
RATED T
In Shops: Dec 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“EQUILIBRIUM” finale! Kenan Kong and the Justice League of China have faced so many threats since their debut-but none so great as the forces All-Yang have unleashed! It will take all the New Super-Man of China has learned to defeat All-Yang and the demigod invasion of the west, and our young hero will face a choice: save the world, or save himself. Don’t miss this thrilling concluding chapter to see where this adventure ends-and where the next begins!

Review: X-Men The Age of Apocalypse: Termination

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the Age of Apocalypse!

X-Men The Age of Apocalypse: Termination collects X-Force (2010) #19.1, Age of Apocalypse (2012) #1-14, X-Treme X-Men (2012) #12-13, X-Termination #1-2, Astonishing X-Men (2004) #60-61 and some segments from Point One #1 by Rick Remender, David Lapham, Greg Pak, Marjorie M. Liu, Billy Tan, Roberto De La Torre, Davide Gianfelice, Renato Arlem, Andre Araujo, David Lopez, and Mike Deodato.

Get your copy in comic shops today and bookstores on December 12. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

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Preview: New Super-Man #14

New Super-Man #14

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Billy Tan (CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Aug 09, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“SHANGHAI UNDER SEIGE” Part 2 The Justice League of China retains one final chance to rally its forces and begin a counterattack in villain-occupied Shanghai as Emperor Super-Man conquers the city. As Kenan fights to save his city and its people, a final casualty shakes the young hero to his solid-steel core.

Preview: New Super-Man #13

New Super-Man #13

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Billy Tan (CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“THE ZERO ULTIMATUM” part three! Shanghai falls – and Emperor Super-Man rules the ashes! With an army of super villains on the streets, The Justice League of China leads the movement to take the city back. New Super-Man’s head isn’t in the game upon discovering the shocking secret of his mother’s true identity, Wonder-Woman has been transformed and Bat-Man overwhelmed! It’s up to I-Ching and the New Flash of China to snap Kenan out of it and save Shanghai!

Preview: New Super-Man #12

New Super-Man #12

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Billy Tan (CA) Philip Tan
RATED T
In Shops: Jun 14, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“THE ZERO ULTIMATUM” part two! New Super-Man and the Justice League of China must take back Shanghai from the current emperor-the original super-powered creation of Dr. Omen! While the battle may be winnable, a devastating secret comes to light and shakes the young Super-Man to his core.

Preview: New Super-Man #11

New Super-Man #11

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A/CA) Billy Tan
RATED T
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
In Shops: May 10, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“THE ZERO ULTIMATUM” part one! Dr. Omen’s deadly first experiment, the original New Super-Man of China, frees himself! Kenan Kong may be learning to control his super abilities, but to survive an encounter with Super-Man Zero he’ll need to learn faster! Plus, the shocking origin of the ultra-powerful All-Yang reveals a surprising connection to Kenan’s teacher-Master I-Ching!

Preview: Superwoman #9

Superwoman #9

(W) Kate Perkins (A) Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert (CA) Billy Tan
RATED T
In Shops: Apr 19, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“SUPER WOMEN” part one! In this story tying in to “Superman Reborn Aftermath,” Lois Lane and Lana Lang find themselves reunited at last! Along with the Man of Steel, their reunion is cut short by the return of Cannon and Saber, who arrive to wreak havoc on the newly restored Metropolis. The mantle of Superwoman will be decided in this debut chapter of “Super Women”!

Preview: Superwoman #9

Superwoman #9

Written by: K. Perkins
Art by: Art Thibert, Stephen Segovia
Cover by: Billy Tan
Variant cover by: Renato Guedes

“SUPER WOMEN” part one! In this story tying in to “Superman Reborn Aftermath,” Lois Lane and Lana Lang find themselves reunited at last! Along with the Man of Steel, their reunion is cut short by the return of Cannon and Saber, who arrive to wreak havoc on the newly restored Metropolis. The mantle of Superwoman will be decided in this debut chapter of “Super Women”!

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