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Preview: Angel & Spike #14

Angel & Spike #14

(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Gleb Melnikov (CA) Dan Panosian
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Detective Kate Lockley is getting pulled further into Angel’s supernatural world, but may have a connection to his violent past that neither of ever expected! Meanwhile, Fred taps into a dangerous new magic…and that may just be part of Wolfram & Hart’s master plan.

Angel & Spike #14

Preview: An Unkindness of Ravens #1

An Unkindness of Ravens #1

(W) Dan Panosian (A) Marianna Ignazzi (CA) Dan Panosian
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Not all the witches burned during the Salem Witch Trials – and the ones that survived did so together. Now, generations later, their descendants protect the ancient secrets entrusted to them. They call themselves the Ravens.

Wilma is the new girl in school, and she plans to go completely unnoticed – except that she bears an eerie resemblance to the Raven member Waverly. And Waverly just went missing.

But the truth behind Waverly’s disappearance will put the entire coven in danger – and Wilma will have to rely on power she never knew she had if she wants to save her new friends.

Writer Dan Panosian (Slots) and artist Marianna Ignazzi present a supernatural mystery, perfect for fans of The Marked and Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2019).

Unkindness of Ravens #1

An Unkindness of Ravens #1 Gets a “Retailer Thank You Variant”

BOOM! Studios has revealed the Retailer Thank You Variant cover for An Unkindness of Ravens #1 by Emeric Kennard, kicking off the hotly anticipated new five-issue original series from acclaimed comics creator Dan Panosian, rising star artist Marianna Ignazzi, colorist Fabiana Mascolo, and letterer Mike Fiorentino, a supernatural mystery about a group of high schoolers steeped in witchcraft and the town they live in filled with long-hidden secrets and unchecked power. Available on September 23, 2020.

Not all the witches burned during the Salem Witch Trials—and the ones that survived did so together, protecting the ancient secrets entrusted to them for generations. They call themselves the Ravens.

Wilma is the new girl in school, and she plans to go completely unnoticed—except that she bears an eerie resemblance to the Raven member Waverly, who just went missing. The truth behind Waverly’s disappearance will put the entire coven in danger—and Wilma will have to rely on power she never knew she had if she wants to save her new friends.

An Unkindness of Ravens #1 features main cover art by Dan Panosian, as well as variant cover art by Jenny Frison, Qistina Khalidah, and more.

AN UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS #1 retailer variant

Get a First Look at An Unkindness of Raves #1 from Dan Panosian, Marianna Ignazzi, Fabiana Mascolo, and Mike Fiorentino

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at An Unkindness of Ravens #1, the premiere of a new five-issue original series from acclaimed comics creator Dan Panosian, rising star artist Marianna Ignazzi, colorist Fabiana Mascolo, and letterer Mike Fiorentino, a supernatural mystery about a group of high schoolers steeped in witchcraft and the town they live in filled with long-hidden secrets and unchecked power. Available on September 23, 2020.

Not all the witches burned during the Salem Witch Trials—and the ones that survived did so together, protecting the ancient secrets entrusted to them for generations. They call themselves the Ravens.

Wilma is the new girl in school, and she plans to go completely unnoticed—except that she bears an eerie resemblance to the Raven member Waverly, who just went missing. The truth behind Waverly’s disappearance will put the entire coven in danger—and Wilma will have to rely on power she never knew she had if she wants to save her new friends.

An Unkindness of Ravens #1 features main cover art by Dan Panosian, as well as variant cover art by Jenny Frison, Qistina Khalidah, and more.

An Unkindness of Ravens #1

Review: Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1

DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL GUIDEBOOK #1

I remember “guidebooks” from back in the day. They’d be a lot of text that were more like roleplaying game supplements than comic books. And that’s what I expected with Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1. I was also really wrong about that as well. The Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in is full of standalone stories and tales that shed more light on what has happened. It’s also a perfect guide for those that skipped “Year of the Villain” and want to catch up.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 featured five stories from various creative teams and in between it has one-page guides/sketches that I was expected more of. As with all anthologies, the quality varies in story and art but this is the rare case where everything is at least good if not great. The story subjects, tones, and focus are all different delivering insight into the event.

The main chunk of the comic is made up of the “Fall of Earth”. The story goes into detail exactly what happened. While it skips some of the lead up it’s the perfect read for those who want to know what they missed. In goes into so much detail it spoils the first three issues of Dark Nights: Death Metal as well. It’s the Cliff’s Notes version of the event and when I got to the end, I felt like I had a good grasp as to what was going on and the why. None of it was Earth-shattering (pun intended) but I feel like I have a bit more of a grasp as to what’s going on now.

The other four stories focus on various heroes and villains and where they stand.

Harley Quinn gets a spotlight as she explores the irradiated wastelands and it answers some questions as to what has happened to some villains while raising questions as well. Aquaman is the most intriguing of the stories as it shows a former King subjugated and folded to protect his people. We learn more about Wonder Woman and her jail of villains. The story is the highlight of the comic delivering an emotional punch. Wrapping it up is a story featuring Batman, Jonah Hex, and the Joker Dragon. While the overall story is the weakest of the bunch it also has some key details that will impact the main story. There’s a reason Hex was chosen by Batman and something he must do if things go sideways.

The art is pretty solid all around. The styles vary a bit but none of it varies too much from each other. It’s unique but cohesive at the same time. All of it is good across the board and each has its moments that’ll leave you lingering. With a limited amount of pages to work with, the art is key to tell the story and bring emotion.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 is a one-shot tie-in that really works. While it feels like it should have come out earlier in the event, it does a great job of acting as a starting point for those who missed the first three issues. It answers a lot of questions and also drops some key hints for the main story as well. It’s a spin-off that feels as vital as any main event issue.

Story: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Chip Zdarsky, Becky Cloonan, Vita Ayala, Christopher Priest
Art: Doug Mahnke, Khary Randolph, Becky Cloonan, Dan Panosian, Eduardo Risso
Ink: Jamie Mendoza
Color: David Baron, Emilio Lopez, Tamra Bonvillain, Luis Guerrero, Eduardo Risso
Lettering: Tom Napolitano, Dave Sharpe, Steve Wands, Ferran Delgado, Willie Schubert
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1

Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1

Written by: Scott Snyder, Vita Ayala, Becky Cloonan, Chip Zdarsky, Joshua Williamson
Art by: Doug Mahnke, Eduardo Risso, Dan Panosian, Khary Randolph, Becky Cloonan

Earth is turned upside down, shrouded in a realm of darkness after the Justice League’s defeat by the cosmic goddess Perpetua. Now the Batman Who Laughs and his army of Dark Knights rule the planet, wreaking havoc on humanity and raining destruction on the world. As Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and other heroes fight to survive in this strange new landscape, one cloaked figure has been observing from the sidelines, creating a guidebook to this new world and its evil leaders in the hope of forming a plan of justice… and penance. This issue showcases the new factions of Earth and explores the mystery of what happened to our heroes after their battle with Perpetua. How did Wonder Woman become the queen of Hell? How did Batman find the Black Lantern ring? And what happens when Harley Quinn takes charge of the Wasteland, and finds love in the process? All this and more in this jam-issue exploring the new world order.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1

Preview: Dotty’s Inferno by Bob Fingerman

Dotty’s Inferno by Bob Fingerman

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As the goggle-eyed philosophical Frenchman once wrote, “Hell is other people.” Meet Dotty. In life, she was a call girl. In death, she’s been damned to work in Hell’s Inhuman Resources department, New Male Arrivals Division, assigning wayward souls their crummy afterlives. For eternity. All the same, Dotty spends more time away from her desk on odd jobs and adventures, be they fetching Cerberus from Hell’s dog pound to licking psychotropic toads’ heads and tripping ballz. Forever is a long time, so one might as well make the best of a hellish situation. From the pages of Heavy Metal and Soft Wood, with five never-before-seen stories, Dotty’s Inferno is a roasty romp by Mad Magazine contributor and Minimum Wage creator Bob Fingerman.

Dotty’s Inferno Bonus Material: Pinups by Comics Legends!
Also included in Dotty’s Inferno is a bonus gallery featuring “pin-ups” by John Cebollero, Howard Chaykin, Dave Johnson, Mike Mignola, Dan Panosian, and Bill Sienkiewicz!

Dotty's Inferno by Bob Fingerman

Preview: Angel Vol. 2 SC

Angel Vol. 2 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Bryan Edward Hill
Artist: Gleb Melnikov
Cover Artists:
Dan Panosian
Price: $16.99

With Angel trapped in the Hellmouth, the city of Los Angeles only has one hope—and it’s SPIKE?

Witness the formation of TEAM SPIKE as Winifred Burkle, Charles Gunn, and Angel’s old “friend” battle the rising tide of evil in Los Angeles… if they can stop fighting each other long enough to fight the monsters.

Collects Angel #5-8.

Angel Vol 2 SC

Preview: Angel + Spike #11

Angel + Spike #11

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Bryan Edward Hill
Artist: Gleb Melnikov
Cover Artists:
     Main Cover:
Dan Panosian
    Variant Cover: Gleb Melkinov
    Variant Cover: Scott Buoncristiano
    Incentive Cover: Jonas Scharf
Price: $3.99

With a rogue demon on the loose, Team Spike is running out of time to save the life of an innocent boy—but Wolfram & Hart claim to have the solution. With real demons in the equation, is a deal with the devil worth it?

Angel + Spike #11
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