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It’s one of two new comic book days! What are you all getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news from around the web.

The Hollywood Reporter – DC at a Turning Point: James Gunn Pitches Secret Movie, Dwayne Johnson Flexes His Superman Power (Exclusive) – Remember the people praising this were also saying DC had no direction and Discovery was going to mess it all up

CBR – Minecraft Announces Batman DLC Featuring Nightwing, Batgirl and More – Cool.

Comicbook – Flash Star Ezra Miller Pleads Not Guilty to Burglary Charge That Could Carry Up to 26 Years in Prison – That could make a sequel difficult.

Book Riot – Paranormal YA Comics and Graphic Novels for Chills and Thrills – What would you add?

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Around the Tubes

It’s one of two new comic book days! What are you all excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news from around the web.

CNBC – Christopher Columbus is the target in bestselling Native American author’s new comic, and Hollywood wants in on it – It’s a solid debut.

EW – Actor Ray Buffer accused of stealing $600 worth of comics – Sigh.

Kotaku – Gotham Knights’ Biggest Spoiler May Have Leaked And WB Is Fighting Back – Anyone surprised?

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: SCROLL IF YOU DARE offers plenty of scares for the spooky season – Free comics!

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Update: Victory Comics needs our help after Burglary

Update: Individuals have been caught attempting to sell the raw books stolen from Victory. The raw books have been returned to their rightful owner.

Victory Comics, located in Falls Church just outside of Washington, DC, needs our help.

The store closed at 10pm on Monday, September 19 and at 6:45am on Tuesday, police responded to a call from the building. The comic and game shop’s front door was shattered and an estimated $40,000 worth of comics was stolen.

The items stolen are reported to be graded comics as well as raw ungraded comics, the robbers knew what to go for it sounds like.

Anyone with information should contact the City of Falls Church Police at 703-241-5053 (TTY 711) or police@fallschurchva.gov.

A reward of $5,000 by the owner has been announced for information leading to the arrest according to posts in various groups. Below is a list of what was taken as well as photos of the damage (photos via Facebook). Please help spread the word to make sure the robbers have no where they can go these comics won’t be recognized.

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Savage Avengers #1

It’s a new week! Another convention weekend passed. Anything exciting come out of ECCC? Sound off in the comments below. While you start off the week, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Comicbook – Tom Palmer, Celebrated Marvel Comics Inker, Dead at 81 – Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

Book Riot – 20 Genre-Blending Graphic Novels – Any you’d suggest?

Kotaku – Dragon Ball Z Voice Actor Accused Of Sexual Harassment May Have To Pay More Legal Costs Now – (laughter)

Kotaku – Trans Twitch Streamer Keffals Now ‘In Hiding’ After Second Dox Attack – Fuck the assholes behind this. Rot in the hell you deserve.

Reviews

CBR – Savage Avengers #4
The Beat – Shirtless Bear-Fighter Vol. 2 #1
CBR – Trve Kvlt #1

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Wonder Woman #787

It’s new comic book day! What are you all getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments. While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Beat – Fahmida Azim, Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams and Walt Hickey win new Pulitzer Prize for comic – Awesome to see this!

ICv2 – Thieves Steal $20,000 Worth of CGC-Graded Comics – If anyone has any information, please speak up.

CBLDF – CBLDF Joins Initiative Unite Against Book Bans – Unfortunately a bit too late and far too reactive.

The Beat – Announcing the Standard Comics Script (SCS) from Steenz & Camilla Zhang – K…

Review

CBR – Wonder Woman #787

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Flung Out of Space: Inspired by the Indecent Adventures of Patricia Highsmith

It’s a new week and we’re gearing up for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday! We’ll have a breakdown of a lot of the releases and then coverage from our shops on the big day! Stay tuned for one of the best weekends of the year! While you wait for Saturday, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – How Many Times Can You Spot This Guy In The New Doctor Strange Footage? – Mephisto confirmed.

CBR – Heartstopper Adaptation Stays True to Graphic Novel – Who’s watched it? What do you think?

ICv2 – California Man Threatened DC, IGN, Over Jon Kent’s Bisexuality – …

Reviews

Collected Editions – Catwoman Vol. 5: Valley of the Shadow of Death
The Beat – Flung Out of Space: Inspired by the Indecent Adventures of Patricia Hig
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Review: A Righteous Thirst For Vengeance #6

A Righteous Thirst For Vengeance #6

Rick Remender and André Lima Araújo’s A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance is as much an exercise in pacing as it is in volume. Comics have an abstract sense of sound about them that range from blockbuster levels of loud to subtle drama levels of soft. An Avengers comic, for instance, doesn’t “sound” like a Batman comic, which in turn doesn’t have the same acoustics as a Saga or Criminal comic. There are a lot of variations in volume to be found in the medium. A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance has been a strong example of this and how it can impact storytelling. Issue #6 continues to expand on it.

The latest issue of the series keeps the volume low, so to speak, as Sonny finds himself living off the grid in a small makeshift encampment that’s as far away from technology as possible. The people who are after him live in a world where GPS pings and sign-in alerts make everyone easy to track, frighteningly so.

As a result, and after the events of the previous issue force Sonny and a small kid to go on the run, Remender and Lima Araújo decide to catch up with their characters with a kind ‘calm before the storm’ sensibility that sets up some potentially very bad things to come.

Remender and Lima Araújo do an excellent job of capturing the quietness that characterizes living in a vacuum of technology. This is what I mean when I refer to sound in the comic. There’s an intention behind capturing this kind of silence as it serves the story’s pacing and tone. It slows down the narrative so that the reader can consider the things that led up to Sonny’s current predicament without the distractions associated with our digital-heavy lifestyles.

A Righteous Thirst For Vengeance #6

The comic was already paced in a kind of moment-to-moment manner that kept things intimate and intense. Issue #6 lets us breath a little before getting back to the methodically tense chase that’s been taking place since issue #2 of the series.

The script, as has been the case so far, sticks to brief dialogue exchanges to keep things from devolving into longwinded sequences that deviate from the matter at hand. A Righteous Thirst is a very focused comic, something it has to be if it wants to sustain the different elements at play in its storytelling.

Lima Araújo’s art is equally focused and it’s where the comic plays the most with sound. Pages are never static and feature quick cuts to vistas, objects, and animals present in the environment that help populate the story with personality, not unlike how slower-paced movies are edited to create a contemplative atmosphere. It establishes a strong sense of place and it allows the reader to appreciate the settings the comic’s characters inhabit, down to the sounds that color the locations. Not many comics can lay claim to finding success in this and it has been quite the experience watching it all grow into deeper and more complex forms issue after issue.

A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #6 is confirmation that the series is still on the right track and riding high. Each entry has been a surprise unto itself and #6 is no exception. It’s a comic that demands to not just be read, but also to be listened to.

Story: Rick Remender, Art: André Lima Araújo
Color: Chris O’Halloran Letters: Rus Wooton
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0

Recommendation: Read and then go watch some Criterion films for good measure.

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Star Wars: The High Republic #15

The weekend is almost here! What geeky things are you all doing? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for the weekday to end and weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

WFTV – Comic book caper: Mount Dora police looking for man who stole more than $300 worth of Batman comics – If anyone has any information, please come forward.

Smithsonian Magazine – Before the Riddler, Batman’s Archenemy Was Hitler – Some fun comic history.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Everything’s racist with JOEL CHRISTIAN GILL – Free comics!

Reviews

The Beat – Enter the Blue
That Hashtag Show – Horizon Zero Dawn: Liberation
Laughing Place – Star Wars: The High Republic #15
AIPT – X-Men by Gerry Duggan Vol. 1

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Batman: Killing Time #1

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you like? Dislike? Sound off in the comments. Here’s some comic news and reviews you might have missed from around the web.

The Beat – Announcing the Golden Apple Comic & Art Foundation – Nice.

Yahoo – FSU security chief pleads not guilty to theft of nearly 5,000 comic books – Really!?

KTAR – Activism grows nationwide in response to school book bans – Good.

Reviews

AIPT – Batman: Killing Time #1
AIPT – Devil’s Reign: Spider-Man #1
GameSpace – Horizon Zero Dawn: Liberation
AIPT – The Me You Love in the Dark
Collected Editions – The Nice House on the Lake Vol. 1

Around the Tubes: Comic Theft and More Peacemaker!

Nightwing #89

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you get? What’d you enjoy? Sound off in the comments. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web to start the day.

10News – ‘I was angry and just violated’: Poway comic book shop burglarized – If anyone has info to help catch the thieves.

DC – Peacemaker Scores a Second Season – Awesome! Well deserved.

Reviews

But Why Tho – Detective Comics #1053
AIPT – Nightwing #89
Collected Editions – Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Katana

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