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Enjoy Marvel Adventures with the Hulk, take a Deep Dive with Aquaman, and… brains… with Marvel Zombies: Dead Days in Today’s Digital Comics

ComiXology has new digital comics from DC Comics and Marvel in today’s new releases. There are comics for every age and you can see what you can get below.

Aquaman: Deep Dives #3

Written by Steve Orlando
Pencils Ken V Marion
Inks Sandu Florea
Colored by Andrew Dalhouse
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Aquaman and Tempest race to stop an enraged monster that has escaped its magical tomb under the city of New York.

Aquaman: Deep Dives #3

Marvel Adventures Hulk Vol. 1: Misunderstood Monster

Written by Paul Benjamin
Art by David Nakayama
Cover by Carlo Pagulayan
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Collects Marvel Adventures Hulk #1-4.

The Green Goliath smashes his way into his own Marvel Adventures title! See how brilliant scientist Bruce Banner was cursed to transform into the rampaging Hulk! Learn why Banner’s girlfriend Betty Ross left him, why her father, General “Thunderbolt” Ross, hunts him and why Rick Jones blames himself for creating the monster. Most of all, thrill to the Hulk smashing everything in sight!

Marvel Adventures Hulk Vol. 1: Misunderstood Monster

Marvel Adventures Hulk Vol. 2: Defenders

Written by Paul Benjamin
Art by David Nakayama, Steve Scott
Cover by Juan Santacruz
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Collects Marvel Adventures Hulk #5-8.

The Green Goliath continues to smash his way through his own Marvel Adventures title! See how brilliant scientist Bruce Banner was cursed to transform into the rampaging Hulk! Dr. Strange, the Silver Surfer and Namor all arrive on the scene, concluding in an all-new Defenders team-up adventure! Most important, thrill to the Hulk smashing everything in sight!

Marvel Adventures Hulk Vol. 2: Defenders

Marvel Adventures Hulk Vol. 3: Strongest One There Is

Written by Paul Benjamin
Art by Steve Scott
Cover by David Nakayama
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Collects Marvel Adventures Hulk #9-12.

The Green Goliath smashes his way into his own Marvel Adventures title! Caught in the explosion of a gamma bomb, brilliant scientist Bruce Banner was transformed into a hulking beast! With no control over his transformations, Banner lives on the run, helping those less fortunate than he, hoping to one day find a cure to rid himself of the rampaging Hulk. Featuring Doc Samson, the Juggernaut and the Thing – and the Hulk smashing everything in sight!

Marvel Adventures Hulk Vol. 3: Strongest One There Is

Marvel Adventures Hulk Vol. 4: Tales To Astonish

Written by Peter David
Art by Juan Santacruz
Cover by Sean Murphy
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Collects Marvel Adventures Hulk #13-16.

The Green Goliath continues to smash his way through his own Marvel Adventures title! Caught in the explosion of a gamma bomb, brilliant scientist Bruce Banner was transformed into a hulking beast! With no control over his transformations, Banner lives on the run, helping those less fortunate than he, hoping to one day find a cure to rid himself of the rampaging Hulk. Featuring Psycho Man, the Leader, the Abomination and the Marvel Mummies — and the Hulk smashing everything in sight!

Marvel Adventures Hulk Vol. 4: Tales To Astonish

Marvel Zombies: Dead Days

Written by Reginald Hudlin, Robert Kirkman, Mark Millar
Art by Mitch Breitweiser, Greg Land, Sean Phillips, Francis Portela
Cover by Arthur Suydam
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Collects Marvel Zombies: Dead Days; Ultimate Fantastic Four #21-23, #30-32; And Black Panther (2005) #28-30.

At last – experience the birth of the Marvel Zombies as told by the creative team of the best-selling limited series, and then witness their rise as they attempt to slake their hunger across two universes! First, Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips pull out all the stops as they reveal the secret story of the day the Marvel Heroes became brain-eating monsters! Next, follow the Marvel Zombies into the pages of Mark Millar and Greg Land’s ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR! Reed Richards has used his scientific genius to contact an Earth in a surprisingly familiar parallel dimension – and he’s ready to visit! But nothing could have prepared him for the world he’s about to enter! Finally, get out the hot sauce, True Believer – it’s slobberin’ time! In Reginald Hudlin and Francis Portela’s Black Panther, the mainstream Marvel Universe’s New Fantastic Four just made a wrong turn on the dimensional super highway – and they’ve landed in the middle of Zombie-verse! And if that weren’t bad enough, they’ve parked their butts on that universe’s Skrull Planet!

Marvel Zombies: Dead Days

Rocket To The Moon! #1

Written by Don Brown
Art by Don Brown
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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it wasn’t just one man who got us to the moon. Rocket to the Moon! explores the people and technology that made the moon landing possible. Instead of examining one person’s life, it focuses on the moon landing itself, showing the events leading up to it and how it changed the world. The book takes readers through the history of rocket building: from ancient Chinese rockets, to “bombs bursting in air” during the War of 1812, to Russia’s Sputnik program, to the moon landing. Beautifully illustrated and well-researched, this book is the perfect resource for curious readers and tomorrow’s scientists. It includes a timeline of space travel, a bibliography, and an index.

Rocket to the Moon #1

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Review: Batman #91

Batman #91

Action has been the name of the game for James Tynion IV‘s run on Batman. Batman #91 is a prime example of that as the various pieces of the game Tynion has created make their moves on the board.

The Designer is on the attack on multiple fronts but the comic itself opens from the Joker’s perspective. The Joker explains why he seemingly killed the Designer the last issue and from his point of view… it’s actually logical. Tynion has done the impossible in making the Joker seem like the sane one out of the bunch.

What Tynion also does is squarely plant the flag as to where his version of Batman’s head is at. There’s an amazing exchange between Batman and Deathstroke that answers so many questions and gives us a vision. We get where this Batman/Bruce is coming from and what he’s going to do about it. It also puts squarely in the center a very glaring issue with the character up to this point. Batman has spent millions on his toys but how much has Bruce spent on fixing Gotham? That’s the theme Tynion is going with and the question he is answering. He’s able to do that with some amazing action sequences.

Those sequences are delivered with a large number of artists. Rafael Albuquerque, Jorge Jimenez, Carlo Pagulayan, and Danny Miki are all credited. There’s also Tomeu Morey on colors and letterer Clayton Cowles. Even with so many artists involved, the art is consistent and solid. It wasn’t until Albuquerque’s contribution did I even notice a shift in art, and even then it’s a love of his style that had me notice. The comic is fantastic to look at with some amazing sequences where you can almost feel the motion going on.

Batman #91 is the best issue so far of this opening storyline. It delivers so much packed into one issue from interesting discussions to great action. While it’s not the best starting point, it is one hell of a comic.

Story: James Tynion IV Art: Rafael Albuquerque, Jorge Jimenez, Carlo Pagulayan, Danny Miki
Color: Tomeu Morey Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Punchline Delivers as Two DC Comics Get Reprints

With DC‘s recent reveal of the new character Punchline, fans have jumped at the chance to add Batman #89 (on sale February 19) to their pull lists to get any clues about this new villain and her connection to the Joker. And with more Punchline to come in Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 (on sale February 26) the mayhem will only get bloodier as Punchline and the Clown Prince of Crime square off against Batman and the rest of the Bat-Family in a “Joker War” story arc beginning this May.

The debut of Punchline, the Joker’s deadly new henchperson, has led to pre-on sale sellouts of both Batman #89 and Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3—and now both issues are rushing back to press for second printings!

Batman #89’s second printing is part four of “Their Dark Designs,” written by James Tynion IV with art by Carlo Pagulayan, Guillem March, and Danny Miki. This issue features an unnamed cameo appearance by Punchline, and will arrive in stores with a recolored version of its original cover by Tony S. Daniel.

Batman #89

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3’s second printing covers the confrontation between Lex Luthor and The Joker, with help from Punchline and Mercy, as the conflict between the forces of Perpetua and the Batman Who Laughs reaches the boiling point. Written by Tynion IV with art by Steve Epting, this issue will arrive in stores with a recolored version of its original cover by Epting.

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3

The second printings of Batman #89 and Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 will both be published on March 4. If the comics aren’t already on your pull lists, contact your local comic book shop and let them know you’re looking for these issues to be added!

A First Look at Batman #89. Batman must stop assassins from killing Lucius Fox!!

Batman #89

Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Carlo Pagulayan, Guillem March, Danny Miki
Colors by Tomeu Morey
Cover art by Tony S. Daniel
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
Final Orders Due: Jan 27, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Batman must stop assassins from killing Lucius Fox!! If his five main suspects—Deathstroke, Merlyn, Cheshire, Gunsmith, and Mr. Teeth—were all hired for the same purpose, then what sinister figure lurking in the shadows is pulling all the strings? Can the World’s Greatest Detective figure out who ordered the hit?

Whoever it is, one victim will fall under their attack!

Batman #89 by James Tynion IV, Carlo Pagulayan, Guillem March, Danny Miki and Tomeu Morey hits shelves February 19th! Will this issue be where we see the debut of new character Punchline? And what brings Harley Quinn back to Gotham City??

Batman #89

Preview: Marvel Vault of Heroes: Hulk: Biggest & Best

Marvel Vault of Heroes: Hulk: Biggest & Best

(W) Paul Benjamin (A) David Nakayama, Juan Santacruz, Gary Martin, Mario Gully, Scott Koblish, Raul Fernandez, Steve Scott, Nathan Massengill, Terry Pallot (CA) Carlo Pagulayan
In Shops: Jan 01, 2020
SRP: $17.99

Collecting the richest Marvel adventures for young readers! Break into the history of Bruce Banner and his transformation into the HULK, and then read along as heroes like the Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, and Doctor Strange battle to protect Earth! They’ll face off against a rogues gallery of foes ranging from Radioactive Man, Dormammu, Terrax, Doc Samson, and even Juggernaut. Collects Marvel Adventures Hulk Issues #1-12.

Marvel Vault of Heroes: Hulk: Biggest & Best

Preview: Deathstroke #48

Deathstroke #48

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Fernando Pasarin (CA) Ed Benes, Richard Friend
In Shops: Oct 02, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Deathstroke is back and more ruthless than ever as he challenges the Legion of Doom and continues a bloody rampage to attain the power that Lex Luthor gave to Slade’s son, Jericho. Meanwhile, the tragic deaths of two teenagers in a sleepy Arkansas county lead a local police chief to discover a secret that could cost him his life.

Deathstroke #48

Preview: Deathstroke #47

Deathstroke #47

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Fernando Pasarin, Cam Smith (CA) Jason Paz, Carlo Pagulayan
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $3.99

After being pronounced dead, Slade Wilson awakens in his daughter’s apartment with no memory of how he got there. Meanwhile, Jericho’s newly discovered powers continue to escalate, severing the now-godlike Joseph from his own humanity. Will absolute power corrupt Deathstroke’s good son?

Deathstroke #47

Preview: Agents of Atlas #1 (of 5)

Agents of Atlas #1 (of 5)

(W) Greg Pak, Jeff Parker (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Nico Leon (CA) Jung-Geun Yoon
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 07, 2019
SRP: $4.99

PROTECTING EVERY CORNER OF THE MARVEL U.!
By popular demand, ATLAS debut in their own series as AMADEUS CHO, SILK, SHANG-CHI, WAVE, JIMMY WOO and all your favorites defend the cross-Asian portal city of Pan against the science-magic threat of one of Marvel’s classic villains! Classic science-magic super hero fun combined with young and old heroes from multiple lands clashing with one another, fighting monsters and maybe saving the world along the way! And who is ISAAC IKEDA, the Protector of Pan? PLUS: Where are the original AGENTS OF ATLAS? Namora, M-11, Gorilla Man and Marvel Boy in an all-new top-secret mission!

Agents of Atlas #1 (of 5)

DC’s Year of the Villain Delivers Battle-Damaged Logo Covers in August

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.

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