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Preview: Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Twelve

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red (2020-) Twelve

Written by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Pencils Chad Hardin
Colored by Enrica Eren Angiolini
Lettered by Dave Sharpe
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“Harley Quinn & The Annihilators”
Harley gets it in her head to transform her Gang of Harleys into a full-fledged cape-wearin’ rooftop-jumpin’ superhero team… and it goes exactly as well as you could expect. It’s a reunion of the bestselling creative team that redefined Harley Quinn: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Chad Hardin!

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red (2020-) #12

ComiXology Has a Trio of New Releases Including New Harley Quinn!

There’s three new digital comic releases for you today on comiXology including new Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red. Check out all three comics here or individually below.

The Sultans Wives

Written by Tracy Sinclair
Art by Misao Hoshiai
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Fearless freelance photojournalist Pippa goes to the small Arabic country of Sharribai to chase a story. She’s heard it’s a strict monarchy where harems still exist, and she wants to find out the truth. But Pippa is mistaken for a spy and arrested upon arrival. Sultan Mikolar suggests she become his lover in exchange for her release and an exclusive interview with him. When Pippa accepts his proposal, she soon finds herself falling for him…and uncovering a dark palace conspiracy!

The Sultans Wives

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red (2020-) #12

Written by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Pencils Chad Hardin
Inks Chad Hardin
Colored by Chad Hardin
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“Harley Quinn & The Annihilators”
Harley gets it in her head to transform her Gang of Harleys into a full-fledged cape-wearin’ rooftop-jumpin’ superhero team… and it goes exactly as well as you could expect. It’s a reunion of the bestselling creative team that redefined Harley Quinn: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Chad Hardin!

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red (2020-) #12

Bound By Blackmail Vol. 2: The Alcolar Family

Written by Kate Walker
Art by Nanao Hidaka
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During a trip to England, Mercedes becomes strongly attracted to Jake, a well-known playboy and businessman. Irresistibly drawn to his charms, she almost spends the night with him, but she catches herself before they get too involved. But a few weeks later, she finds herself trapped into a sudden engagement with him. Will she find out what he’s hiding before it’s too late?

Bound By Blackmail Vol. 2: The Alcolar Family

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Review: Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Twelve

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Twelve

Each week I get to look forward to Fridays know that it’s a new chapter of Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red. For those who have read or watched my previous reviews regarding Harley Quinn comics will know I’m not the biggest fan of the character. Like a certain slapstick-ish character from another publisher it’s just a character that hasn’t clicked for me (though I love the classic animated version). Each week though, I’ve come to appreciate Harley and her world a bit more. Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Twelve delivers yet another new take on the character and again impresses me how much you can do with her and it still all feels like the same character.

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti take the writing reigns for Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Twelve bringing together Harley and her Gang of Harleys and transforming them into a full-fledged superhero team. I have no doubt this is a chapter where so much has gone over my head as I haven’t read much of Conner and Palmiotti’s Harley stories. But, even with me probably missing a lot, the chapter is a lot of fun and again something different.

The comic is really split into two parts. The first half concerns the formation of the team while the latter is all about their first adventure. Both are full of laughs with references for everyone. There’s jabs at the superheroes to the 90s and costumes in general. If you don’t enjoy that there’s small visual jokes placed all over. It’s a comic that definitely leans in the more “Looney Tunes” aspect of the character and begs you to linger a bit to really soak in all of the jokes. The comic packs a lot in and if you like that more whacky take on the character, you’ll love this issue.

And that’s part of why I really like this anthology entry. Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Twelve is yet another complete departure from what we’ve seen before. Conner and Palmiotti dive into the familiar territory that I know of their Harley Quinn work. It’s just that madcap energy that’s full of enthusiasm and bleeding with positive fun. You know Harley’s well-meaning decision is going to spiral and to see where it goes is part of the adventure. How off the rails can the team take it?

Conner and Palmiotti are joined by Chad Hardin on art. Enrica Eren Angiolini provides the colors while Dave Sharpe handles the lettering. The art matches the enthusiasm of Harley. There’s a kinetic aspect of it all with each segment just popping with humor and fun. Hardin and the team add so much detail that I found myself catching jokes I initially missed in my first read. This is a comic where you’re challenged to pay attention to the visuals along with the dialogue. You don’t want to miss half the laughs. Harley sports a familiar superhero outfit while the rest of the team each have the laughs built into their displays. There’s a lot of thought going in to what can be made fun of with the designs and where can it be taken for the humor. But beyond the characters, the background too is full of small details that’ll make you look and chuckle.

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Twelve is a fun issue bringing the classic Harley writing duo into the anthology fold. I feel like a broken record saying it but this DC Digital First series is so refreshing for so many reasons. The fact we get a different Harley each week adds to the fun of the read. The fact we’re able to get so many different Harley Quinns and they all work shows how flexible the character is. Also, this series highlights how much the creative team really brings to our reading experience. That’s a “no duh” but there’s something to see how different, yet at times similar, takes so close together. These aren’t continued story-arcs, they’re one and done stories we can enjoy. For those that enjoy the more madcap looney take on Harley, this a must get.

Story: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Art: Chad Hardin
Color: Enrica Eren Angiolini Letter: Dave Sharpe
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.4 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Dark Nights: Death Metal Lobo-tomizes November with a Multiversal Last Stand!

Dark Nights: Death Metal #3 has hit shelves, taking the Justice League to the sun to rescue Jarro (and Superman!) and introducing a Darkseid-infused Batman called Darkfather! This in-demand third issue sold out ahead of release, but copies are available at your local comic book store and more supply will be delivered August 25!

In November, Dark Nights: Death Metal #5 will reveal the Darkest Knight’s true goal of remaking the Multiverse in his image—can Earth’s heroes rally together to make a last stand? And in two tie-in one-shot issues, the blood and guts and gratuitous violence of Lobo takes main stage while a world of evil Super Pets, and more, shows a glimpse into the nightmare realities that the Batman Who Laughs has created!

Take a look below at November’s lineup for Dark Nights: Death Metal!

Dark Nights: Death Metal Infinite Hours Exxxtreme! #1

It’s storytime with Lobo. And it’s not going to be pretty!

Pull up a chair, ya bastiches—it’s time for Uncle Lobo’s Infinite Hour! It’s your chance to let the Main Man Lobo-tomize you with familiar yet freaky stories of the DC Universe, exactly as he remembers them: with blood and guts and exxxtreme gratuitous violence! Tell yer comics guy to put you down for alllll the copies!

Dark Nights: Death Metal Infinite Hours Exxxtreme! #1, written by Frank Tieri, Becky Cloonan, and others, art by Dale Eaglesham and others, cover by Kyle Hotz, 1:25 card stock variant cover by Rafael Grampá, on sale November 10.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Infinite Hours Exxxtreme! #1

Dark Nights: Death Metal #5

The Darkest Knight has won—and the multiverse will pay the price!

The Darkest Knight has won. With absolute power at the villain’s fingertips, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC heroes are nothing to him. As the Darkest Knight turns his sights to his true goal, remaking the Multiverse in his image, can Earth’s heroes rally together to make a last stand?

Dark Nights: Death Metal #5, written by Scott Snyder, art and cover by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion, Swamp Thing variant cover by David Finch, Perpetua variant cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, B. Rex variant cover by Lucio Parrillo, 1:25 variant cover by Doug Mahnke, 1:100 black and white variant cover by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion, on sale November 17.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #5

Dark Nights: Death Metal The Multiverse Who Laughs #1

With the multiverse is destroyed, the worlds of the DC universe are nightmares!

The DC Multiverse is a collection of alternate-reality worlds where anything is possible. Each world tells the tale of a possible split in reality, or shows how lives vary depending on a single, solitary decision. But now that the Multiverse has been destroyed, the Batman Who Laughs has used his god like power to create a new Dark Multiverse…a collection of 52 evil worlds, each more terrifying than the last. This one-shot offers the curious—and the brave—a glimpse into the nightmare realities that the Batman Who Laughs has created in tales by creators who know what it means to have a truly twisted sense of misfit humor. An Arkham Asylum even more terrifying than what we know? A world of evil Super Pets? All that and more in these new tales of the Multiverse Who Laughs!

Dark Nights: Death Metal The Multiverse Who Laughs #1, written by Amanda Conner, Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Palmiotti, Scott Snyder, Brandon Thomas, James Tynion IV, and Joshua Williamson, art by Chad Hardin and others, cover by Chris Burnham, 1:25 card stock variant cover by Simone Bianchi, on sale November 24.

Dark Nights: Death Metal The Multiverse Who Laughs #1

DC Delivers a Surprise Digital Release of Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red With First Chapter by Stjepan Šejić and Gabriela Downie

DC has announced the launch of its newest Digital First series, Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red! Publishing each Friday and spanning 14 chapters, this digital series is an anthology of standalone stories told in the vein of the classic Batman: Black & White. The first chapter is available for purchase now on participating digital platforms, including readdc.comComixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and more.

Each chapter of Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red will be told in traditional black and white with the color red utilized in unique ways throughout each of the individual stories. The debut chapter of the Digital First series is “Harleen: Red” by writer/artist Stjepan Šejić with lettering by Gabriela Downie. Set in the world of Šejić’s New York Times bestselling graphic novel Harleen, this story hints at a “red” that will have meaning only to Harley Quinn!

Future chapters will feature a fan-favorite lineup of talent, including Harley Quinn co-creator Paul Dini; the team of Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Chad Hardin; Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez; Tim Seeley and Juan Ferreyra; Erica Henderson, Daniel Kibblesmith, and more to come throughout the run. And Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red is also the DC writing debut for several acclaimed illustrators! Artists Mirka Andolfo, Dani, Joe Quinones, and Riley Rossmo are all developing chapters written in their own voice, paired with art in their distinct styles.

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red’s first chapter, with story and art by Stjepan Šejić and lettering by Gabriela Downie, is available now. Subsequent digital chapters of Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red will publish weekly on Fridays through its 14-chapter run. Andolfo’s story will publish July 3, Ahmed and Rodriguez’ collaboration will publish on July 10, and Seeley and Ferreyra’s chapter will publish on July 17 to round out the first month of the series.

Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red promo art is by Jorge Jiménez.

ComiXology Has a Trio of New Digital Comics from Magnetic Press and DC

There are three new digital comics on comiXology today so far. There’s a little something for everyone with two digital comics from Magnetic Press and one from DC Comics. You can see all three here or check out each individual comic below.

Genpet #4

Written by Damián
Art by Alex Fuentes
Cover by Adrián
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Luisa and Nat train for their stealthy mission to break into Crane’s compound to save Niko. But what they discover when the get there comes as a surprise to everyone!

Genpet #4

Infinity 8 #21: All for Nothing

Written by Boulet, Lewis Trondheim
Art by Boulet
Cover by Christophe Quet
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Hal brings Douglas onto his mothership just as Sergeant’s forces close in. With little left to lose, it’s time he put all his cards on the table and explained what it’s all for…

Infinity 8 #21: All for Nothing

World’s Finest: Batwoman and Supergirl #2

Written by Sanya Anwar, Andrea Shea
Pencils Chad Hardin, Mike Norton
Inks Chad Hardin, Mike Norton
Colored by Marissa Louise, Chris Sotomayor
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Story 1 – Batwoman must go undercover in a highly secretive beauty company in order to track down a missing journalist. But what Kate discovers is far more insidious than she ever imagined! Story 2 – Since arriving on Earth, Supergirl has always followed in her cousin’s footsteps. But when she’s fired from her internship at CatCo, Kara will have to forge her own path…

World’s Finest: Batwoman and Supergirl #2

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New Digital Firsts Include More World’s Finest and Harley Quinn

DC’s Digital Firsts continues with the second issues of World’s Finest: Batwoman and Supergirl on Monday June 8 and Harley Quinn: Make ’em Laugh on Wednesday June 10. Aquaman: Deep Dives has stories by both Marv Wolfman and Cecil Castellucci! These new chapters, along with DC’s ongoing daily dose of Super Hero action, give fans even more choice of content while expanding DC’s digital publishing line with original stories.

Monday June 8

World’s Finest: Batwoman and Supergirl #2

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Faceless” by Sanya Anwar, Chad Hardin, Chris Sotomayor, and Rob Leigh

Batwoman must go undercover in a highly secretive beauty company in order to track down a missing journalist. But what Kate discovers is far more insidious than she ever imagined!

Exit Interview” by Andrea Shea, Mike Norton, Marissa Louise, and Comicraft

Since arriving on Earth, Supergirl has always followed in her cousin’s footsteps. But when she’s fired from her internship at CatCo, Kara will have to forge her own path…

World's Finest: Batwoman and Supergirl #2

Tuesday June 9

Batman: Gotham Nights #8

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Puppets” by Steve Orlando, Tom Lyle, Jeromy Cox, and Troy Peteri

As a child, Dick Grayson saw his world come crashing down when his parents were killed by mobster Tony Zucco. Now Zucco’s son has been kidnapped by the Ventriloquist, and Nightwing is his only chance to make it home alive. Dick must make a choice: How far is he willing to go to save the son of the man he hates most?

Lifelines” by Andrea Shea, Neil Edwards, Scott Hanna, Jeromy Cox, and Troy Peteri

A kid from the Narrows, Duke Thomas, a.k.a. the SIGNAL, trained under Batman to become Gotham’s daytime protector. But his responsibilities as a superhero have vastly outweighed his responsibilities at home, and Duke becomes painfully aware of this fact when he realizes the member of the Xiqu gang who just stabbed him is none other than his childhood friend Danny Wong!

Batman: Gotham Nights #8

Wednesday June 10

Harley Quinn: Make ’em Laugh #2

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Housewarming” by Marguerite Bennett, Isaac Goodhart, Chris Sotomayor and Marshall Dillon

Poison Ivy’s throwing a housewarming party, and Harley’s got to find her bff the ultimate gift. It has to be something special…something rare…and deadly would be a plus! Can Harley and her animal pals find Pammy the perfect present before everyone gets arrested?

The Lady or the Tiger” by Gail Simone, Priscilla Petraites, John Kalisz, and Tom Napolitano

Harley Quinn delivers some long-awaited justice on behalf of a woman who’s been wrongfully imprisoned, but with a Harley twist. And by twist, we mean mallet.

Harley Quinn: Make 'em Laugh #2

Thursday June 11

Aquaman: Deep Dives #8

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Breathless” by Marv Wolfman, Pop Mhan, Tony Aviña, and Wes Abbott

The terror group Scorpio attempts to capture and dissect Aquaman in an effort to create superhuman soldiers!

Whale Watch” by Cecil Castellucci, Pop Mhan, Rex Lokus, and Wes Abbott

While escorting a pod of whales to safety, Aquaman and Mera discuss starting a family of their own, but their conversation is cut short when naval sonar tests disorient the pod, causing the whales to attack naval ships, and forcing Aquaman, Mera, and the Navy officers to save the pod before they hurt anyone.

Aquaman: Deep Dives #8

Friday June 12

The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #8

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Rain on My Parade” by Dave Wielgosz, David Lafuente, Luis Guerrero, and Rob Leigh

It’s the Flash Parade and everyone’s so excited…except for Barry Allen. This  is  his  least  favorite  day  of  the  year.  Can  a  superhero  showdown  with  the  villainous Tar Pit show Barry the best side of the parade or will the day be ruined?

Cold Case” by Dave Wielgosz, Dan Mora, Tamra Bonvillain, and Rob Leigh

A radioactive beast runs rampant after an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs. But is it man or monster, and can the Flash calm the creature before it destroys Central City?

The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #8

Saturday June 13

Teen Titans Go! Booyah #3

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Beast in Show” by Tom Sniegoski, Sarah Leuver, and Gabriela Downie

After a long day of stopping an alien invasion, the Titans are all set to relax in front of the tube and watch the annual Jump City Dog Show…but what are the Brain and Monsieur Mallah doing there? And why does that dog look so much like Beast Boy?!

“Buttered-Fries Effect” by Ivan Cohen, Sara Leuver, and Gabriela Downie

Future Robin arrives with a warning: “Do nothing!”

Teen Titans Go! Booyah #3

Sunday June 14

Swamp Thing: New Roots #8

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Toys on Parade” by Phil Hester, Tom Mandrake, Hi-Fi, and Dave Sharpe

Deep in the bayou, Swamp Thing continues to follow the fifolet, despite not knowing the mysterious spirit’s ultimate destination. On his way he encounters a strange and powerful girl locked away in the swamp, with magical friends and a monster at her door.

The Ghost Light” by Phil Hester, Tom Mandrake, Hi-Fi, and Dave Sharpe

Swamp Thing has been following the eerie light of the Fifolet as the spirit leads him to people in need of his help. But what if the mysterious ghost light has a deeper purpose? What if it knows more about Swamp Thing’s past than it lets on…and what if it’s trying to lead Alec Holland home?

Swamp Thing: New Roots #8

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Preview: World’s Finest: Batwoman and Supergirl #2

World’s Finest: Batwoman and Supergirl #2

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Faceless” by Sanya Anwar, Chad Hardin, Chris Sotomayor, and Rob Leigh

Batwoman must go undercover in a highly secretive beauty company in order to track down a missing journalist. But what Kate discovers is far more insidious than she ever imagined!

Exit Interview” by Andrea Shea, Mike Norton, Marissa Louise, and Comicraft

Since arriving on Earth, Supergirl has always followed in her cousin’s footsteps. But when she’s fired from her internship at CatCo, Kara will have to forge her own path…

World's Finest: Batwoman and Supergirl #2

Preview: Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #4 (of 6)

Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #4 (of 6)

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Tom Derenick, Chad Hardin (CA) Amanda Conner
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Available to comics shops for the first time! After narrowly avoiding capture by a group of mysterious aliens, Wonder Woman begins to suspect that she and her companions might be pawns in a deadly game! But when she is caught at last, the Amazon warrior leads Cheetah and the others in a prisoner revolt! Originally published in WONDER WOMAN GIANT #2 and #3.

Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #4 (of 6)

Preview: Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #2 (of 6)

Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #2 (of 6)

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Chad Hardin, Tom Derenick (CA) Amanda Conner
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Available to comics shops for the first time! Wonder Woman continues to search for Steve Trevor on a strange island in the Bermuda Triangle. But she and Etta Candy are in for more than their share of surprises, including bugs the size of horses, robotic soldiers and-Jonah Hex?! These stories were originally published in JUSTICE LEAGUE GIANT #5 and 6.

Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #2 (of 6)
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