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Preview: Metal Men #4 (of 12)

Metal Men #4 (of 12)

(W) Dan DiDio (A/CA) Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki
In Shops: Jan 22, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Whoa, what happened to Gold, and why does he look like that? It looks like Nth metal has given Gold true sentience-and it’s threatening to do the same to the rest of the Metal Men against Doc Magnus’s wishes! After all, Magnus already gave them sentience to begin with, right? Meanwhile, Lead and Tin are invited to Robot Con, where they meet their number one fan and other famous robots, including a special appearance by OMAC! Except he’s not here for fun…

Metal Men #4 (of 12)

Preview: Metal Men #3 (of 12)

Metal Men #3 (of 12)

(W) Dan DiDio (A/CA) Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $3.99

In this issue, it’s kaiju versus giant robot versus the Metal Men! After killing off one of the Metal Men, Nth Metal gets placed into a holding cell at the lab so Doc Magnus can learn exactly how dangerous it is! That is, until a giant, flying manta with lasers coming out of its eyes attacks the lab-and now the Metal Men must team up with a giant robot in order to save the day!

Metal Men #3

Preview: Metal Men #2 (of 12)

Metal Men #2 (of 12)

(W) Dan DiDio (A) Michelle Delecki (A/CA) Shane Davis
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The Nth Metal Man has arrived from the Dark Multiverse right into Dr. Klyburn’s research site-and it will destroy anything that stands in the way of it trying to stay in our world. As Magnus, Gold, Platinum, Iron, Lead, and Mercury rush to Dr. Klyburn’s aid, one of them will meet their fate at the hands of Nth Metal Man! But who? And how? How is even crazier! Read this issue to find out!

Metal Men #2 (of 12)

Review: Metal Men #1

Metal Men #1

I know very little, next to nothing about Metal Men. So, going into Metal Men #1 I was interested in learning more about these classic characters.

Storytellers Dan DiDio and Shane Davis deliver a spin on the classic Pinocchio with an egotistical spin.

The issue revolves around Will Magnus as he reflects on the Metal Men, his time creating them, and the reaction to them. It’s an interesting start with a horror vibe about it when the rabbit hole is reached.

But, where Metal Men #1 falls short is the lack of characters that you want to cheer for. The Metal Men themselves aren’t given a lot of time to show off their personalities. Instead, the focus is really Magnus and how he developed and treated them. And Magnus does not come off well at all. It’s actually quite negative and it’s hard to like him.

What little we get of the Metal Men themselves is fine and they seem to be an interesting group, there’s just not enough of them.

There’s also a nice tie-in to the Dark Night event and the Dark Multiverse with the focus on Nth metal. Out of everything, that’s the most interesting aspect and having enjoyed this meta story, it’s great to see it pushed along instead of dropped.

The art by Shane Davis is solid with ink by Michelle Delecki, color by Jason Wright, and lettering by Travis Lanham. For as mixed as I am on the story itself, the art is beautiful to look at. That design also helps emphasize the horror aspects at times as well. There’s a solid juxtaposition. The Metal Men look fantastic and the comic has a solid amount of detail. The art is the highlight.

The first issue is an interesting one. There’s a lot that’s intriguing and I want to learn more but at the same time there’s little I care about as far as characters. The horror version of Pinocchio is what has me intrigued to continue. The first issue doesn’t quite have me getting what makes Metal Men so popular and beloved but it’s interesting enough for me to continue.

Story: Dan DiDio, Shane Davis Art: Shane Davis
Ink: Michelle Delecki Color: Jason Wright Letters: Travis Lanham
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Metal Men #1 (of 12)

Metal Men #1 (of 12)

(W) Dan DiDio (A) Michelle Delecki (A/CA) Shane Davis
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The Metal Men are back! And back and back and back again, as we take a deep look into Doc Magnus’ lab as he experiments with what it means to be sentient. Meanwhile, a mysterious liquid Nth metal has appeared in the science site at Challengers Mountain that appears to have come through from the Dark Multiverse…

Metal Men #1 (of 12)

Svengoolie Meets the DC Universe this October

DC and MeTV are bringing fans one of the quirkiest pop-culture mashups of all time when Svengoolie Meets the DC Universe, a series of custom inserts featured in DC comic books on sale throughout the month of October. Each two-page “chapter” will be written by DC Publisher and Svengoolie superfan Dan DiDio, with an assist from Svengoolie himself, plus art by Chris Jones

Svengoolie has been a beloved TV staple since the 1970’s, putting a humorous spin on classic science fiction and horror films from Hollywood history. Since 1979, Rich Koz, a.k.a. Svengoolie has entertained legions of sci-fi and horror fans with comedy sketches, jokes, and song parodies; the show has become a highlight of MeTV’s line-up, airing Saturday nights at 8 PM/7C. 

On the run from (what else?) an army of homicidal rubber chickens, Svengoolie gets some unexpected help from Wonder Woman and John Stewart, who urge him to get to the Hall of Justice. But before he can make it to safety, he has to survive a showdown against the one responsible for these perilous pullets, The Joker!  

Fans attending New York Comic Con will get a chance to learn more about this comic and celebrate Svengoolie’s 40th anniversary during a special tribute panel hosted by Dan DiDio on Friday, October 4 from 2:45-3:45pmET at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, Room 1A24.

Svengoolie Meets the DC Universe

Nth Metal Joins Metal Men this Fall

The Metal Men are back! And back and back and back again, as DC takes a deep look into Doctor Will Magnus’ robotics lab as he experiments with what it means to be sentient in a modern world. Beginning this October, DC Publisher Dan DiDio and artists Shane Davis and Michelle Delecki transform DC’s Metal Men in a new twelve-issue maxi-series drawn from events first seen in bestselling hardcover Dark Knights: Metal.

With nods to early DC Showcase stories, where the Metal Men first appeared, and DC’s long history of science fiction storytelling, the Metal Men discover a warehouse of old robots, older versions of themselves, that are junked and apparently left in disrepair by their creator rather than being rebuilt after their heroic battles. Meanwhile, a mysterious liquid Nth metal has appeared in the science site at Challenger Mountain…the same Challenger Mountain that came through from the Dark Multiverse and landed in Gotham at the end of Dark Knights: Metal and was the focal point of the DC New Age of Heroes miniseries New Challengers.

Metal Men #1, written by Dan DiDio with art by Shane Davis and Michelle Delecki and edited by Jessica Chen, debuts in comic book stores and online retailers on Wednesday, October 16 with a cover by Davis and a variant cover by Philip Tan.

Preview: Dog Days of Summer #1

Dog Days of Summer #1

(W) G. Willow Wilson, Joshua Williamson, Mariko Tamaki, Dan DiDio, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Others (A) Stejpan Sejic, Tom Raney, Cully Hamner, Kyle Hotz, Cian Tormey, Others (CA) Francis Manapul
In Shops: May 29, 2019
SRP: $9.99

“Who let the dogs out?” DC does this summer as we unleash the beast within and join Krypto and Superman, Bat-Cow and Batman, Wonder Woman and Ferdinand and many more for eight sun-kissed stories in this can’t-miss animal-sized spectacular!

Dog Days of Summer #1

Preview: Sideways #13

Sideways #13

(W) Dan DiDio (A/CA) Kenneth Rocafort
RATED T
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019
SRP: $2.99

FINAL ISSUE

Secrets are revealed and new mysteries emerge as Derek uncovers his mother’s killer and the origins of his powers in this, the final chapter of his story, for now.

Sideways #13

Preview: Sideways #12

Sideways #12

(W) Dan DiDio (A/CA) Kenneth Rocafort
In Shops: Jan 23, 2019
SRP: $2.99

Trapped at mysterious Dark Star Sciences, Sideways learns how Leto has been following him all along, as well as her plans for the Dark Multiverse as an endless energy source to be mined-and his powers are her way in. Sideways goes over the edge and breaks free, battling Bolt again in the process. Will Derek’s quest for vengeance for his mother’s death lead to a rift he can’t escape or control?

Sideways #12
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