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Preview: Suicide Squad: Get Joker! #2

Suicide Squad: Get Joker! #2

Written by: Brian Azzarello
Art by: Alex Maleev

After turning the tables on the Suicide Squad, The Joker gained control of the device that could detonate the bomb implanted in each of the team members’ heads. Now forced to do The Joker’s bidding, Red Hood, Harley, and the rest of Task Force X find themselves hunted by a newly formed Squad with a single mission: kill the previous Squad and take over hunting The Joker.

Suicide Squad: Get Joker! #2

Preview: Suicide Squad: Get Joker #1

Suicide Squad: Get Joker #1

Written by: Brian Azzarello
Art by: Alex Maleev

Critically acclaimed and bestselling author Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and Eisner Award-winning art legend Alex Maleev (Batman: No Man’s Land) collaborate for the first time in this three-issue Suicide Squad series pitting Red Hood, Harley Quinn, Firefly, and more of DC’s most villainous criminals against the Joker. When Task Force X’s Amanda Waller sets her sights on Batman’s greatest foe, she enlists the Dark Knight’s former partner Jason Todd to track down the Clown Prince of Crime and put an end to his mad reign of terror.

Suicide Squad: Get Joker #1

Z2 Comics and Anthrax’s Among the Living is Out in July

Since the first announcement of the upcoming graphic novel inspired by the titans of thrash metal’s landmark 1987 album, the project has remained one of the most anticipated releases of the year. It’s been announced that the Among the Living graphic novel will be released in stores everywhere on July 6! In an effort to support the comic book specialty market, which had been hardest by the COVID-19 health crisis of the past year, Anthrax and Z2 shipped a surprise limited number of copies early, with stores able to put out for sale this week!

The project pulls together a who’s who of names from around comics and music for a track-by-track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic albums with all four members of the classic Anthrax lineup contributing!

An anthology narrated by longtime mascot “The Not Man” newly designed by Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) and written by Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, Blondie: Against the Odds) and illustrated by classic Aliens artist Nelson; Among the Living unites bandmembers Joey BelladonnaFrank BelloCharlie Benante, and Scott Ian, with writers, artists, and other rock legends in a tribute to their landmark 1987 album, featuring covers by JG JonesEric Powell, and a preorder variant from Charlie Benante. Additional interior art and chapter breaks by SawbladeBrian Ewing, and Josh Bernstein.

Scott Ian will contribute an original story inspired by the fan favorite anthem “I Am the Law,” featuring the legendary comic book antihero Judge Dredd, in partnership with 2000 AD. This will make official the decades long connection between the character and the band, rewarding comic book fans and metalheads alike, and features art by longtime Dredd artist Chris Weston.

The full lineup can be found below:
1- Among the Living 
Writer: Brian Posehn
Artist: Scott Koblish and Alladin Collar

2- Caught in a Mosh 
Writer: Gerard and Mikey Way
Artist: Darick RobertsonPhillip Sevy and Alladin Collar

3- I Am the Law (featuring Judge Dredd)
Writer: Scott Ian
Artist: Chris Weston and Alladin Collar

4- Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
Writer: Rick Remender and Joe Trohman
Artist: Roland Boschi and Dan Brown

5- A Skeleton in the Closet 
Writer: Corey Taylor
Artist: Maan House

6- Indians 
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Freddie Williams II and Andrew Dalhouse

7- One World  
Writer: Frank Bello
Artist: Andy Belanger and Tatto Caballero

8- A.D.I./Horror of It All
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Dave Johnson

9- Imitation of Life
Writer: Rob Zombie
Artist: Erik Rodriguez and Steve Chanks

Batman: The World Takes Batman on a Worldwide Event

This September, DC takes Batman’s war on crime worldwide in a new hardcover anthology, Batman: The World. This 184-page book is a first-of-its-kind publishing event, featuring Batman stories by top creative teams from across the globe, taking place in their home countries. Batman: The World launches worldwide on Tuesday, September 14, 2021—just in time for Batman Day 2021 (Saturday, September 18, 2021). The complete anthology will be localized to the following international territories: North America, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, China, Korea, and Japan.

Kicking off the anthology is a story from the award-winning duo of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo. In the story titled “Global City,” Batman reflects on his time in Gotham, protecting his city and its inhabitants from all manner of threats. But when he looks beyond the bridges, alleys, and skyscrapers, the Dark Knight realizes that the call for justice knows no borders, as there are wrongs to be righted everywhere. Their story sets off a series of tales chronicling Batman’s past and present, stories told by some of the best-known international voices in comics:

  • Mathieu Gabella (writer)/Thierry Martin (artist) – France
  • Paco Roca (writer/artist) – Spain
  • Alessandro Bilotta (writer)/Nicola Mari (artist) – Italy
  • Benjamin von Eckartsberg (writer)/Thomas von Kummant (artist) – Germany
  • Stepan Kopriva (writer)/Michal Suchánek (artist) – Czech Republic
  • Tomasz Kolodziejczak (writer)/Piotr Kowalski, Brad Simpson (artists) – Poland
  • Ertan Ergil (writer)/Ethem Onur Bilgiç (artist) – Turkey
  • Alberto Chimal (writer)/Rulo Valdés (artist) – Mexico
  • Carlos Estefan (writer)/Pedro Mauro (Artist) – Brazil
  • Inpyo Jeon (writer)/Jae-kwang Park, Kim Jung Gi (artists) – Korea)
  • Xu Xiaodong, Lu Xiaotong (writers)/Qiu Kun, Yi Nan (artists) – China
  • Kirill Kutuzov, Egor Prutov (writers)/Natalia Zaidova (artist) – Russia
  • Okadaya Yuichi (writer/artist) – Japan

Each international version of Batman: The World will also feature its own unique cover art by the local creative team. International publishing and distribution partners include Urban Comics (France), ECC Ediciones (Spain), Panini (Italy, Brazil, Germany), CREW (Czech Republic), Azbooka-Atticus (Russia), Egmont Polska (Poland), JBC (Turkey), Editorial Televisa (Mexico, Central America), Sigongsa (Korea), Starfish Media (China), and Shopro (Japan).

DC Unveils its 2021 Free Comic Book Day Line-Up

DC is celebrating Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2021 in a big way with books for readers of every age! Fans will get their first look at Jace Fox, the new Dark Knight in the 32-page Batman FCBD Special Edition as well as a sneak peek of the world’s deadliest villains in the 32-page Suicide Squad FCBD Special Edition. Plus, DC will be offering fans an extended preview of the upcoming young adult graphic novel, Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven while Middle-Grade readers can enjoy flipbook previews of Batman & Robin And Howard and Amethyst: Princess Of Gemworld.

All four of DC’s FCBD specials will be available at participating retailers on Saturday, August 14, 2021. For more information on Free Comic Book Day, visit the website at www.freecomicbookday.com.

Books for Adults

BATMAN FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

The Batman creative team of GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Detective Comics) and Jorge Jimenez (Justice League) take their epic run to the next level. Gotham City is on the brink of a violent evolutionary path as the danger level to Batman and his allies reach a fever pitch. The Magistrate now has full support from the mayor to handle high-level law enforcement in Gotham and branded the Dark Knight as Public Enemy #1. Plus, the Scarecrow has his own terrifying agenda as he launches his master plan in the chaos. This is the first look at the epic Fear State event that will run across Batman titles beginning this Fall.

The new Dark Knight, Jace Fox, has arrived in this sneak peek of the upcoming I Am Batman series written by Oscar® winner John Ridley (The Other History of the DC Universe) with stunning art by Travel Foreman (The Next Batman: Second Son). Fans will get a taste of this blockbuster storyline starring the newest Caped Crusader in this 32-page FCBD special edition.

BATMAN FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

SUICIDE SQUAD FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

Just in time for The Suicide Squad movie written and directed by James Gunn, releasing in theaters and HBO Max on August 6th, with this incredible special edition that features the world’s deadliest villains.

Discover more about the breakout character from Task Force X in an original Suicide Squad: King Shark story written by New York Times bestselling author Tim Seeley (Nightwing) and illustrated by award-winning artist Scott Kolins (The Flash).

This 32-page issue also includes a preview of the sensational Suicide Squad: Get Joker! limited series by writer Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and artist Alex Maleev (Checkmate). An incarcerated and angry Red Hood receives a chance at freedom from Amanda Waller. All the former Boy Wonder needs to do to gain his freedom is lead the Suicide Squad on a mission to terminate The Joker. Paired up with Harley Quinn and Gotham City killers such as Firefly and Killer Croc, he doesn’t care if any of them come back alive, as long as The Joker dies!

SUICIDE SQUAD FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

Books for Teens

TEEN TITANS: BEAST BOY LOVES RAVEN SPECIAL EDITION

The writer and artist of the New York Times bestselling Teen Titans: Raven, Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo, continue the Teen Titans series and give readers the romantic meet-up they’ve all been waiting for!

It seems like years, but it’s only been a few days since Raven Roth recovered her memories; trapped her demon father, Trigon, in her amulet; and had her heart broken for the first time. Garfield Logan still can’t believe he has powers that allow him to change into different animals, but the price of knowing that his parents kept this secret hidden from him just feels too high.

Both are seeking answers from the one person who seems to have them all figured out: Slade Wilson. When their paths converge in Nashville, Raven and Gar can’t help but feel a connection, despite the secrets they both try to hide. It will take a great amount of trust and courage to overcome the wounds of their pasts, but can they find acceptance for the darkest parts of themselves? Or maybe even love?

This 32-page special edition features a chapter from the upcoming original graphic novel. The full graphic novel will be available digitally and at participating bookstores on September 28, 2021.

TEEN TITANS: BEAST BOY LOVES RAVEN SPECIAL EDITION

Books for Middle-Grade Readers

BATMAN & ROBIN AND HOWARD / AMETHYST: PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD SPECIAL EDITION FLIPBOOK

This flipbook style sampler features first looks at two upcoming all-ages original graphic novels, Batman & Robin And Howard by bestselling author and illustrator Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy) and Amethyst: Princess Of Gemworld by New York Times bestselling authors Shannon Hale (Princess Academy and The Goose Girl) and Dean Hale (Rapunzel’s Revenge, Coauthor) with art by Asiah Fulmore.

To Damian Wayne, there is nothing more important than protecting the streets of Gotham City as Robin. But when he makes a critical mistake while out on patrol, Damian finds himself benched. And what’s more, Damian’s dad, Bruce Wayne–a.k.a. Batman–decides that starting over in a new school will be just the distraction Damian needs from his superhero routine. Certain that Gotham Metro Academy has nothing to teach him, Damian is completely unprepared for the challenge he finds in Howard–the smartest and most athletic kid in school. The boys’ rivalry is instantaneous and fierce…and both are sure only one of them can be the best in their class.

Amaya, princess of House Amethyst in Gemworld, is something of a troublemaker. She and her brother have great fun together until a magical prank goes much too far and her parents ground her…to Earth! They hope a whole week in the mundane world will teach her that magic is a privilege…and maybe washing dishes by hand will help her realize the palace servants should be respected. Three years later, Amy has settled into middle school and ordinary life. She doesn’t remember any other life. So, when a prince of the realm brings her home and restores her magical destiny, how will she cope?

Both Batman & Robin And Howard and Amethyst: Princess Of Gemworld will be available digitally and at participating bookstores on November 9, 2021.

Brian Azzarello, Alex Maleev, and Matt Hollingsworth have the Suicide Squad Get Joker!

Critically acclaimed and bestselling author Brian Azzarello and Eisner Award-winning art legend Alex Maleev collaborate for the first time in Suicide Squad: Get Joker!, DC’s new three-issue, oversize, Prestige Plus format Suicide Squad series pitting Red Hood, Harley Quinn, Firefly, and more of DC’s most villainous criminals against The Joker! Suicide Squad: Get Joker! will launch on August 3.

When Task Force X’s Amanda Waller sets her sights on Batman’s greatest foe, she enlists the Dark Knight’s former partner Jason Todd to track down the Clown Prince of Crime and put an end to his mad reign of terror!

Suicide Squad: Get Joker! #1 (of 3) by Brian Azzarello, Alex Maleev, and Matt Hollingsworth arrives on August 3 with card stock covers by Maleev (main) and Jorge Fornes (variant). Suicide Squad: Get Joker! will retail for $6.99 US for 48 pages and will carry DC’s Black Label content descriptor, indicating content appropriate for readers ages 17+.

ComiXology Features 11 New Releases from Marvel, Harlequin, AAM-MArkosia, Titan Comics, and Yen Press

There are 11 new digital comics available right now on comiXology. You can choose new digital comics from Marvel, Harlequin, AAM-Markosia, Titan Comics, and Yen Press. Get shopping now or check out the individual issues below.

Black Butler #174

Written by Yana Toboso
Art by Yana Toboso
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Baldo gets to see the blood drawing process firsthand, but it all seems…surprisingly normal. Read the next chapter of Black Butler at the same time as Japan!

Black Butler #174

Captain America Vol. 2: Extremists

Written by John Ney Rieber
Art by Trevor Hairsine, Jae Lee
Cover by John Cassaday
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Collects Captain America (2002) #7-11.

Captain America clashes with Redpath, an adversary that shares Cap’s ideal of a powerful and unified America, but who lacks a moral compass. Redpath and his team of cronies, The Extremists, plan to cleanse America by force — and only Captain America can stop them.

Captain America Vol. 2: Extremists

In Name Only

Written by Diana Hamilton
Art by Elly Okuyama
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Javier, the head of a prestigious Spanish clan, appears in front of Cathy, who adopted her sister’s child as her own. He says that he’s come to take custody of his younger brother’s child, who is the heir to his family line. Mistaking her to be the mother of the child, he coerces her into coming along with him to Spain. Cathy decides to pretend to be her younger sister until she is approved for adoption, but as she spends time with Javier, she becomes more and more attracted to him. But does she know that he’s only getting close to her to get to the child?

In Name Only

Katana Vol. 2 #1: The Pirates of Moon Lake

Written by Miroslav Petrov
Art by Veseli Chakarov
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A little girl is sentenced to death but survives deep inside the Magic Wood of the Valokaan Empire. A name of a sword becomes her name – Katana. Raised by mystical creatures, she dives into the world of humankind and reveals what it takes to seek her origin.

Katana Vol. 2 #1: The Pirates of Moon Lake

La prisonnière du Comte Valieri

Written by Sara Craven
Art by Kazuko Fujita
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Maddie, voyageant en Italie pour faire une interview, fut accueillie par le dénommé comte Valieri. Il lui prépara une chambre dans un hôtel luxueux, et l’invita aussi à un célèbre opéra. Mais dans la voiture du comte, la fatigue l’assaillit. Sans le savoir, elle fut conduite par un beau jeune homme et fut allongé dans un lit autre que le sien ! Confuse, le bel inconnu lui avoua des choses inattendue : « Tu seras mon otage jusqu’à ce que les négociations avec ton beau-père soient terminées ». Oui, voici le manoir du comte. Et Maddie est sa prisonnière !

La prisonnière du Comte Valieri

Missing Persons #1

Written by Liam Johnson
Art by Bernardo Vieira
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In 1971, enigmatic con artist DB Cooper parachuted from a hijacked plane with $200,000 in ransom. He was never seen again. Did he get away or did he die? The truth is neither. He was ripped from time, brought to the future, and enlisted to commit the greatest bank robbery the world will ever know. This is his story.

Missing Persons #1

The Royal Tutor #101

Written by Higasa Akai
Art by Higasa Akai
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It’s almost time for the princes to take the stage for their big speeches, but when big brother Eins takes the wind out of their sails, they’re going to need a pep talk from their royal tutor! Read the next chapter of The Royal Tutor the same day as Japan!

The Royal Tutor #101

Sea of Thieves #1: Champion of Souls

Written by Jeremy Whitely
Art by Rhoald Marcellius
Colored by Sakti Yuowono
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Before the Blackwyche became a relic in Shipwreck Bay, it was home to one of the noble and legendary pirates the Sea of Thieves had ever known. Follow the rise and fall of Sir Arthur Pendragon as he forges his name as the Champion of Souls, striking fear into the bones of every skeleton who dares to roam the waves.

Sea of Thieves #1: Champion of Souls

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Vol. 2

Written by Kaare Andrews, Darwyn Cooke, Bruce Jones
Art by Kaare Andrews, Darwyn Cooke, Lee Weeks
Cover by Kaare Andrews
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Collects Spider-Man’s Tangled Web (2001) #7-11.

This critically-acclaimed collection features the Bruce Jones and Lee Weeks’s “Gentlemen’s Agreement”, Kaare Andrews’s “Ray of Light”, and Darwyn Cooke’s “Open All Night”: three stories of ordinary people whose lives are forever changed by Spider-Man!

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Vol. 2

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Vol. 3

Written by Brian Azzarello, Paul Pope, Daniel Way, Zeb Wells, Ron Zimmerman
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Duncan Fegredo, Leo Fernandez, Sean Phillips, Paul Pope
Cover by Jason Pearson
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Collects Spider-Man’s Tangled Web (2001) #13-17.

An impressive list of indie creators take hard looks at living in the not-so-friendly neighborhood of the world-famous web-slinger! This is the perfect book for those who never thought they’d ever read — and enjoy — a Spider-Man story!

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Vol. 3

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Vol. 4

Written by Darwyn Cooke, Ted McKeever, Robbie Morrison, Zeb Wells
Art by Darwyn Cooke, Dean Haspiel, Jim Mahfood, Ted McKeever
Cover by Frank Cho
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Collects Spider-Man’s Tangled Web (2001) #18-22, Peter Parker: Spider-Man #42-43.

What’s it like to live in a world where Spider-Man swings overhead? Find out as some of the comic book industry’s most unique creators explore various city-dwellers, both super-powered and not, whose lives are changed when the wall-crawler leaps into their lives.

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Vol. 4

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Anthrax’s Among the Living Full Lineup Revealed

Among the Living

The Among the Living graphic novel pulls together a who’s who of names from around comics and music for a track-by-track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic albums, with the full creative lineup announced today.
 
An anthology narrated by the longtime mascot “The Not Man” newly designed by Greg Nicotero and written by Jimmy Palmiotti and illustrated by classic Aliens artist Nelson; Among the Living unites bandmembers Joey Belladonna, Frank BelloCharlie Benante, and Scott Ian, with writers, artists, and other rock legends in a tribute to their landmark 1987 album, featuring covers by JG JonesEric Powell, and a preorder variant from Charlie Benante

As previously announced, Scott Ian will contribute an original story inspired by the fan-favorite anthem “I Am the Law,” featuring the legendary comic book antihero Judge Dredd, in partnership with 2000 AD. This will make official the decades-long connection between the character and the band, rewarding comic book fans and metalheads alike, and features art by longtime Dredd artist Chris Weston.
 
The full lineup can be found below:

1- Among the Living 
Writer: Brian Posehn
Artist: Scott Koblish and Alladin Collar

2- Caught in a Mosh 
Writer: Gerard and Mikey Way
Artist: Darick Robertson and Diego Rodriguez

3- I Am the Law (featuring Judge Dredd)
Writer: Scott Ian 
Artist: Chris Weston and Alladin Collar

4- Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
Writer: Rick Remender and Joe Trohman
Artist: Roland Boschi and Dan Brown

5- A Skeleton in the Closet 
Writer: Corey Taylor 
Artist: Maan House 

6- Indians 
Writer: Grant Morrison 
Artist: Freddie Williams II and Andrew Dalhouse

7- One World  
Writer: Frank Bello 
Artist: Andy Belanger and Tatto Caballero

8- A.D.I./Horror of it All
Writer: Brian Azzarello 
Artist: Dave Johnson

9- Imitation of Life
Writer: Rob Zombie 
Artist: Erik Rodriguez and Steve Chanks

This graphic novel event of the year will be released in finer comic shops and bookstores on May 12 and is available to preorder with your favorite retailer now. Exclusive deluxe and super deluxe editions packaged with special vinyl and more are available to order directly from Z2’s website now, with Charlie Benante’s Judge Dredd variant exclusive to Z2 preorders of the standard edition!

Preview: Faithless II

Faithless II

(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Maria Llovet
In Shops: Feb 24, 2021
SRP: $17.99

New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned, 100 Bullets) and artist Maria Llovet (Heartbeat, Loud) present the next chapter of their acclaimed erotic thriller as Faith descends into the world of dark magic and the even darker corners of the human soul.

Faith embarks on a journey deep into the exclusive art world with hellish consequences after she accompanies her lovers, the free-spirited Poppy and the elusive Louis, straight into the epicenter of dark magic: Turin, Italy.

As she dabbles with new paint and new partners, her own power begins to shed light on who or what she truly is and the devil will be by her side to guide her hand…

Power has a price and Faith has only begun to pay.

Collects Faithless II #1-6.

Faithless II

All Four Members of the Classic Anthrax Lineup Will Contribute to the Among the Living Graphic Novel

Last fall, Z2 Comics announced an upcoming graphic novel inspired by Anthrax, the titans of thrash metal’s landmark 1987 album. The Among the Living graphic novel pulls together a who’s who of names from around comics and music for a track-by-track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic albums. All four members of the classic Anthrax lineup will contribute to the upcoming graphic novel, with Frank Bello writing a chapter, and Joey Belladonna penning the foreword.

An anthology narrated by longtime mascot “The Not Man” newly designed by Greg Nicotero, Among the Living unites bandmembers Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, and Scott Ian, with writers Brian Azzarello, Grant Morrison, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brian Posehn, Rick Remender, Corey Taylor, Joseph Trohman, Gerard and Mikey Way, and Rob Zombie, with more to be announced. Artists include Roland Boschi, Maan House, Dave Johnson, Scott Koblish, Darrick Robertson, and Erik Rodriguez, and more, with covers by Charlie Benante, JG Jones, and Eric Powell. As previously announced, Scott Ian will contribute an original story inspired by the fan-favorite anthem “I Am the Law,” featuring the legendary comic book antihero Judge Dredd, in partnership with 2000 AD. This will make official the decades-long connection between the character and the band, rewarding comic book fans and metalheads alike.

Among the Living
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