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Preview: Suicide Squad #39

Suicide Squad #39

Story: Rob Williams
Art: Neil Edwards
Color: Ulises Arreola
Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Cover: Andy Kubert, Brad Anderson
Variant Cover: Andrea Sorrentino
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham
Editor: Mike Cotton
Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino
In Shops: Apr 11, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“BREAK THROUGH THE WALL” part two! The government loses control of its new military weapon, the Wall, and he’s rampaging through Washington, D.C. with his sights set on the Capitol building! Rick Flag is forced to turn back to the Suicide Squad to stop the Wall before Washington is in ruins!

Preview: Justice League of America #28

Justice League of America #28

Story: Steve Orlando
Art: Hugo Petrus
Color: Hi-Fi
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Cover: David Williams, Steve Buccellato
Variant Cover: Francesco Mattina
Editor: Brian Cunningham
Assistant Editor: Dave Wielgosz
In Shops: Apr 11, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“DAWN OF TIME” part two! Chronos starts traveling through time with the Justice League in hot pursuit. At the same time, he’s taunting Ryan Choi, getting in his head and trying to convince him he’s never going to be the real Atom. Will Ryan be able to overcome Chronos’s attack and help his team or will time itself forever belong to Chronos?

Preview: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #42

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #42

Story: Robert Venditti
Art: Ethan Van Sciver
Color: Jason Wright
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Tomu Morey
Variant Cover: Tyler Kirkham, Tomey Morey
Editor: Brian Cunningham
Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino
In Shops: Apr 11, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“DARKSTARS RISING” part one! Hal Jordan is the paragon of a Green Lantern: Courageous and unrelenting. But even a hero can sometimes doubt the methods they’re known to use. And in those moments, something dark creeps in and it can create an evil the universe isn’t ready to face!

Preview: Titans #22

Titans #22

Story: Dan Abnett
Art: Paul Pelletier
Ink: Andrew Hennessy
Color: Adriano Lucas
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Cover: Paul Pelletier, Andrew Jennessy, Adriano Lucas
Variant Cover: Nick Bradshaw, Alex Sinclair
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham
Editor: Alex Antone
Assistant Editor: Dave Wielgosz
In Shops: Apr 11, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“Titans Apart” part three! As Arsenal follows the trail of a conspiracy that no one else can see, he finds himself at the mercy of Cheshire, who’s both a deadly assassin and his ex! Only Donna Troy takes Roy at his word, but she’s trapped in the Watchtower… and must escape to save the man she loves!

Preview: Justice League #42

Justice League #42

Story: Christopher Priest
Art: Pete Woods
Letters: Willie Schu
Cover Art: David Yardin
Variant Cover Art: JG Jones
Editors: Brian Cunningham, Rebecca Taylor
In Shops: Apr 04, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“JUSTICE LOST” part two! Trapped in the chaos of tribal conflict, the Justice League becomes divided over whether to intervene in a civil war in order to protect thousands of fleeing refugees-and a crucial decision could have dire consequences for one of their members! Meanwhile, Batman and Aquaman clash over how to take down the nemesis known only as the Fan, who holds all of their secrets hostage.

Review: The Curse of Brimstone #1

Joe Chamberlain would do anything to save his small, forgotten town-even make a deal with the devil. But things get worse, and Joe finds himself cursed with the power of Brimstone. With the power of fire and destruction coursing through his hands, Joe must now track down and destroy the demon he made his deal with before the power he now wields destroys the town he was trying to save. But as the fiery pain inside him grows, can this young man overcome his own demons before his power rips him apart from the inside out?

The Curse of Brimstone is the latest entry into DC Comics’ “New Age of Heroes” which introduces us to new characters, new settings, and hopefully new ideas. Justin Jordan and Philip Tan are the team behind this series whose first issue is a solid set up.

In particular, the issue takes us to small town America, something we don’t see too often in comics beyond Smallville. This is the part of America left behind where factories have closed and the people struggle to make ends meat. The simplest tasks seem huge and in a world where people can fly, it’s an interesting concept that these places are forgotten. With wonders like Metropolis and Superman, what does it say for dying towns with no future? That seems to be at the heart of this series and it’s a concept that’s not explored enough in comics which makes this one stand out.

The art by Tan, colors by Rain Beredo, and lettering by Wes Abbott adds to the sense of desperation and lost. It’s one thing to tell the story in words but visually you need to see it as well and the creative team have nailed it down.

What’s presented in both story and look is small town America not many of us experience. These are the towns I see driving between DC and New York. You wonder how they function and why the people are still there and this series takes us into that in a ways. With that, we get a fresh voice and perspective to comics and one that’s hopefully explored more as the series continues.

Storytellers: Philip Tan, Justin Jordan Dialogue: Justin Jordan
Color: Rain Beredo Letterer: Wes Abbott
Cover: Philip Tan, Rain Beredo
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham Editor: Jessica Chen
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.35 Overall: Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Deathstroke #30 – Deathstroke vs. Batman part 1

When Batman discovers a mysterious package containing DNA test results proving that he is not Damian Wayne’s biological father, the Dark Knight sets his sights on his son’s true father-Deathstroke! But Damian Wayne can’t really be Slade Wilson’s son-can he? And who sent the package-and why? The ultimate custody battle ensues as the World’s Greatest Detective and the World’s Deadliest Assassin clash in this instant classic!

It’s always noteworthy when Deathstroke and Batman cross paths, it’s a special event when the writer is master scribe Christopher Priest.

In Deathstroke #30, the first issue of this six part arc, Priest uses a Venn diagram with genius effect, breaking the characters down he’s able to intertwine their worlds by connecting then through their aides de camp, the relationships with their son’s and past histories with Talia Al Ghul.

The art team of Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, and Jeromy Cox take Priest’s hot script and turn in slick art filled with action and cool shots of the two badasses going at it. And as nice as the action is, I really enjoyed the moody Batman doing his detective scenes the most.

My one criticism of this issue is it felt more like a Bat book, which makes me wonder why he hasn’t written one of the main Bat titles before. All in all a great start to a great read, buy it, I’ll be adding it to my pull list.

Story: Christopher Priest Art: Carlo Pagulayan
Inks: Jason Paz Color: Jeromy Cox Letterer: Willie Schubert
Cover: Lee Weeks & Brad Anderson
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham Editor: Alex Antone Assistant Editor: Dave Wielgosz

 

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Preview: The Curse of Brimstone #1

The Curse of Brimstone #1

Storytellers: Philip Tan, Justin Jordan
Dialogue: Justin Jordan
Color: Rain Beredo
Letterer: Wes Abbott
Cover: Philip Tan, Rain Beredo
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham
Editor: Jessica Chen
In Shops: Apr 04, 2018
SRP: $2.99

Joe Chamberlain would do anything to save his small, forgotten town-even make a deal with the devil. But things get worse, and Joe finds himself cursed with the power of BRIMSTONE. With the power of fire and destruction coursing through his hands, Joe must now track down and destroy the demon he made his deal with before the power he now wields destroys the town he was trying to save. But as the fiery pain inside him grows, can this young man overcome his own demons before his power rips him apart from the inside out?

Preview: Suicide Squad #38

Suicide Squad #38

Story: Rob Williams
Art: Tom Derenick
Color: Ulises Arreola
Letterer: Pat Sanchez
Cover: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez
Variant Cover: Andrea Sorrentino
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham
Editor: Mike Cotton
Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino
In Shops: Mar 28, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“TEAR DOWN THE WALL” part one! With the success of the new government-sanctioned program, the Wall, the Squad is facing potential decommissioning from the Wall himself! The team faces down the one-man platoon as their lives hang in the balance.

Preview: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #41

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #41

Story: Robert Venditti
Art: Brandon Peterson
Color: Tomeu Morey
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Tomeu Morey
Variant Cover: Tyler Kirkham, Tomeu Morey
Editor: Brian Cunningham
Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino
In Shops: Mar 28, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“ZOD’S WILL” finale! It’s Hal versus Zod in a one-on-one brawl for the fate of the Corps. How can the greatest Green Lantern of all stand against the might of the ruthless general from Krypton?

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