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Early Preview: The Silencer #1

The Silencer #1

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Sandra Hope, John Romita, Jr.
Cover by: Sandra Hope, John Romita, Jr.
U.S. Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: January 31, 2018

“CODE OF HONOR” part one! She’s one of the DC Universe’s deadliest assassins…and you’ve never heard of her. Super-strong, highly trained, armed with devastating and stealthy meta-human abilities, the Silencer is virtually invincible. Or at least she was. After decades as Leviathan’s chief assassin, Honor Guest put in her time and managed to get out with her skin intact. Now she lives a normal life with a normal family in a normal house on a normal street. But the past has come back to haunt her in the form of her old employer and a deadly new mission…and Talia Al Ghul won’t take no for an answer.

Preview: Titans #18

Titans #18

(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
RATED T
In Shops: Dec 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“The Rise of Troia”! Wally West is dead, the Titans are all but beaten and Donna Troy must go toe to toe with her worst nightmare-Troia-a twisted version of herself from the not-so-distant future, bent on destroying her friends and pushing Donna toward her own dark fate. Don’t miss the stunning issue that’s destined to change the Titans forever!

Preview: Captain Kronos #3

CAPTAIN KRONOS #3

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Tom Mandrake
Cover A: Tom Mandrake
Cover B: Hammer Glamour – Caroline Munro
Cover C: Paul Gulacy
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 29, 2017

In the depths of Eastern Europe, the legendary vampire hunter, Captain Kronos and his two assistants, Grost and Carla, are called upon to help rid a town of its vampire plague. However, beneath the surface of the beleaguered town a malevolent force far more evil and deadly is awakening and it might just be the match of Kronos…

Preview: Aquaman #30

Aquaman #30

(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Stjepan Sejic
In Shops: Nov 15, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“UNDERWORLD” finale! After Dolphin confronts Aquaman with the horrifying truth of King Rath’s new regime, all hope for Atlantis is nearly lost until an emotional reunion with Vulko gives Arthur a renewed sense of purpose. Meanwhile, Mera attempts a dangerous new plan to penetrate the Crown of Thorns and reunite with the love of her life… at the cost of her own soul!

Preview: Titans #17

Titans #17

(W) Dan Abnett (A) Minkyu Jung, Mick Gray (CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
In Shops: Nov 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“The Destroyer”! As the Titans face their darkest hour, the terrible truth about the team’s traitor is finally revealed! But how did it come to this? What could possibly turn friend against friend? All the cards are on the table in this stunning issue destined to change the Titans forever!

Review: Titans: The Lazarus Contract

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Titans, Teen Titans, and Deathstroke!

Titans: The Lazarus Contract collects Titans #11, Teen Titans #8, and Deathstroke #19-20 by Christopher Priest, Dan Abnett, and Benjamin Percy.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in bookstores on November 14. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Hammer Comics: Captain Kronos #2

HAMMER COMICS: CAPTAIN KRONOS #2

(Part 2 of 4)
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Tom Mandrake
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: October 25

While Carla and Grost prepare for their impending battle against Slake’s vampire horde, Kronos comes face-to-face with a vampire unlike anything he has ever faced before – one impervious to a stake through its cold, dead, black heart…

Preview: Titans #16

Titans #16

(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
RATED T
In Shops: Oct 18, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“Death Race”! After suffering a major cardiac episode due to his weakened heart, Wally West is dead…or is he? In a race against time and death itself, Wally reaches out to another speedster for help: Kid Flash! Can the two of them jump start Wally’s heart…or is there about to be one less Wally West?

Preview: Aquaman #29

Aquaman #29

(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Stjepan Sejic
RATED T
In Shops: Oct 18, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“UNDERWORLD” part five! Desperate to penetrate the supernatural barrier surrounding Atlantis, Mera enlists the help of an ex-Atlantean magician: Garth, the Titan known as Tempest! But Aquaman’s former protégé has sworn off his mystical practices, and the magisters of the Silent School don’t take betrayal lightly. Meanwhile, as Arthur and Dolphin fight off both the armies of the Drift and Krush’s criminal empire, Vulko discovers that which the former will need to take back his throne…something forgotten!

Review: Batman: The Drowned #1

As the events of Dark Nights: Metal rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can even the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of familiar figures?

DC Comics has been knocking it out of the bark with Dark Nights: Metal and with each spin-off the nightmarish Batmen from the Dark Multiverse have gained depth. Writer Dan Abnett adds depth to this Batman/Aquaman hybrid in Batman: The Drowned creating a character that has motivation, cause, a backstory, and is pretty badass. He also adds some material from his Aquaman run that creates an even more exciting read for fans of his run there.

While the motivations of The Drowned are simple, dead lover, the story itself is just full of dread that amps up as the action builds and by the end of the story, this is a villain that we have some sympathy for but also someone we don’t want to cross.

Abnett’s writing is helped by Philip Tan whose art is amazing with a use of panels that create a flow that I haven’t seen in two many comics. This isn’t a flow in the reading, this is a literal blow where a blast of water on one page feels like it’s knocking panels away on another. You can see an example of this below where the blast knocks the panels on the right away. That use of panels is a detail in the comic that enhances the storytelling.

Dark Nights feels like it’s getting better and better the more it goes on and these one-shots have helped make that the case by adding depth to each of these new villains. They’re stories that can’t fit in the main series but need to be told. Abnett and Tan deliver an issue that gives us everything we need packed into one comic. It’s a prime example that you don’t need to drag things out over multiple issues and spin-offs. This is how a comic should be and why Dark Nights: Metal is shaping up to be one of the best events in a long time.

Story: Dan Abnett Art: Philip Tan Cover Art: Jason Fabok
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

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