(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Ronan Cliquet (CA) Bruno Redondo
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
While the Nightwings do their best to contain the situation in Blüdhaven, Ric faces off against Talon! But the battle is one not just of brawn, as Ric’s psyche is taken to its limits when he learns about his family history for the first time since his memory was wiped. Will Ric Grayson at last become the Gray Son of Gotham he was destined to be, or will he choose the life he’s been trying to establish for himself in Blüdhaven?
Justice League #33
(W) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (A) Bruno Redondo (CA) Francis Manapul
In Shops: Oct 02, 2019
“The Justice Doom War” part four! Apex Lex Luthor is in ascendance, and he’s taking out the remaining members of the Justice League in the present just as his Legion of Doom is beating down the time-traveling heroes in both the past and the future. Batman, Superman and the rest of our heroes may have just figured out how Kamandi’s timeline works when terrible Hypertime quakes rattle their existence, threatening to strand them far from their own time. Meanwhile, the Flash, Green Lantern and the Justice Society take another leap through time, heading for…ancient Atlantis?
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Ronan Cliquet (CA) Bruno Redondo
In Shops: Sep 18, 2019
Blüdhaven explodes in violence as a riot erupts in the streets. Ric can’t face this alone, so he’ll have to enlist the support of the Nightwings. Meanwhile, Talon has taken Bea captive to lure Ric into his grasp and reintroduce him (for the first time, in Ric’s memory) to the Court of Owls.
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Travis Moore (CA) Bruno Redondo
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
While the Nightwings recover from their last battle against the fiendish Burnback, Ric reflects on the small portion of his past that he remembers-life in the circus as the youngest member of the Flying Graysons-in hopes of finding any clues as to what kind of man his parents hoped he’d become…perhaps a certain Talon has the answers he seeks?
Justice League #29
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Bruno Redondo (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
In Shops: Aug 07, 2019
Does a Starro dream of an electric Justice League? Sensing the danger to come, Jarro fears for his newfound friends. He ponders each one and their potential fate to decide whether he should mentally block them from going forward into what could be certain destruction…the coming war with the Legion of Doom!
Freedom Fighters #7 (of 12)
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Bruno Redondo (CA) Eddy Barrows
In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
Beaten but not broken after a deadly battle with Cyborg Overman, the Freedom Fighters are on the run once more. But who will take these fugitives from the Gestapo in? The American people, that’s who. The citizens of Nazi-occupied America are beginning to believe that resistance is possible, and that the dream of freedom can be reborn anew, thanks to the efforts of Uncle Sam’s crew. And Sam’s got a plan in place to take back the country that fascism stole, starting at the very top…
Sylvester Stallone is one those actors whose exterior offputs a lot of people. His acting talent is truly undervalued. I gravitated to his star power through the Rocky and Rambo franchises. Since those, he’s made movies that have been hit or miss. One of my favorites was Cobra, a truly 80s action movie that dripped all the sleek hair, outfits, and overall style that the decade was notorious for.
Another movie of his which as very entertaining was The Specialist. In it he plays a hitman who can’t stay out of the way of Sharon Stone. These roles were the ones that he actually thrived in, a quiet but steady man of strength, one which everyone trusts and no one wants to cross. One of those movies was in the brilliantly executed Avenging Angelo. That film mixed film noir and gangster films into an entertaining blend. In Len Wein’s stark take on Christopher Chance, we get a singular unique story in Human Target.
We find Chance and Winston entertaining a job of protecting a disgraced mobster, Angelo Morelli. He needs to deliver evidence to the Feds before he can be killed. The job becomes more complicated as Morelli has left pieces of evidence which would incriminate his organization all over the world and it’s up to Chance and him to retrieve them all before anyone else finds out about it. This leads him to Paris, Geneva, Hong Kong and everywhere in between, as Morelli’s organization starts to figure out exactly what the two are up to.
Overall, Human Target is an action-packed miniseries which borrows form the source material and the television show generously enough not to forget how fun this character is. The story by Len Wein and Peter Johnson is pulse pounding, smart and well developed. The art by the creative team is awe inspiring. Altogether, a portrait of a man for hire who will stop at nothing to do his job.
Story: Len Wein and Peter Johnson
Art: Simon Coleby, Bruno Redondo, Jason Masters, Chris Sprouse, and John Paul Leon
Ink: Sergio Cariello, Karl Story, Cliff Rathburn, Jason Masters, John Paul Leon, and Sergio Sandoval
Story: 10 Art: 9.7 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy
In 2019 it’s good to be bad for the villains of the DC Universe. “Dark Gifts” is the featured theme for August, as the vilest villains in the DC Universe take up Lex Luthor’s offer to be the ultimate versions of themselves, destroying their arch-foes—DC’s greatest heroes—in the process.
Fans will see immediate evidence of just how much trouble DC’s heroes are in with a series of covers featuring “battle-damaged” versions of their logos.
From Action Comics to Wonder Woman, these covers, combined with the distinctive “Year of the Villain” cover banner, provide a significant visual cue to the epic struggles within each issue, struggles that the heroes may not be able to overcome. As the Year of the Villain continues to escalate throughout September and beyond, the cover logos will sustain increased damage, leading to a line-wide villain takeover in November. Fans should be sure to check out the following titles when they hit shelves in August:
- ACTION COMICS #1014 – Cover by Brandon Peterson (on sale August 28)
- AQUAMAN #51 – Cover by Robson Rocha and Jason Paz (on sale August 21)
- BATGIRL #38 – Cover by Carmine Di Giandomenico (on sale August 28)
- BATMAN #76 – Cover by Tony S. Daniel (on sale August 7)
- BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #4 – Cover by Tyler Kirkham (on sale August 14)
- CATWOMAN #14 – Cover by Joëlle Jones (on sale August 14)
- DEATHSTROKE #46 – Cover by Carlo Pagulayan and Norm Rapmund (on sale August 7)
- DETECTIVE COMICS #1009 – Cover by Doug Mahnke (on sale August 14)
- THE FLASH #76 – Cover by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona (on sale August 14)
- HARLEY QUINN #64 – Cover by Guillem March (on sale August 7)
- HAWKMAN #15 – Cover by Pat Olliffe and Tom Palmer (on sale August 14)
- JUSTICE LEAGUE #29 – Cover by Francis Manapul (on sale August 7)
- JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #14 – Cover by Guillem March (on sale August 28)
- JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #12 – Cover by Will Conrad (on sale August 14)
- NIGHTWING #63 – Cover by Bruno Redondo (on sale August 21)
- RED HOOD: OUTLAW #37 – Cover by Kenneth Rocafort (on sale August 28)
- SUPERGIRL #33 – Cover by Eduardo Pansica (on sale August 14)
- SUPERMAN #14 – Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado (on sale August 14)
- TEEN TITANS #33 – Cover by Bernard Chang (on sale August 21)
- THE TERRIFICS #19 – Cover by Dan Mora (on sale August 28)
- WONDER WOMAN #76 – Cover by Jesus Merino (on sale August 14)
Continuing from July, August will also feature more of the card stock variant covers. These variants are priced at one dollar more than their battle-damaged standard counterparts and feature artwork by some of comics’ top cover artists, including Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, Joshua Middleton, Gabriele Dell’Otto, Yasmine Putri, and others.
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Bruno Redondo
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
“Into the Bleed” finale! It’s all been building to this! Witness the battle for the fate of the entire Multiverse as our heroes tackle Mother Blood and her armies of Unearth! Mother’s plan to use the Bleed to spread her power throughout every corner of the fabric of reality has reached its zenith, and she’s pulling out all the stops to see to it the Titans fail in stopping her. But even with Raven’s soul-self reunited, can the team rescue their heavy hitters Kyle Rayner and Steel before it’s too late? Don’t miss this melee of multiversal mayhem!
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Bruno Redondo
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
“Into the Bleed” part three! Travesty and Mother Blood are holding all the cards as the Titans’ hopes for saving their friend and the world are dashed by a humiliating defeat. This may be their darkest hour, but hope comes in the form of Ernest Hinton, who birthed the lands of Unearth from his own psyche and is being used as a resource by Travesty and Mother Blood. The shocker reveal comes when we find out Raven’s soul-self is leading the charge against the team-can Raven ever be whole again?!