(W) Steve Orlando (A) Jesus Merino, Vicente Cifuentes (CA) Danny Miki, Robson Rocha In Shops: Jun 17, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Warmaster’s plot to destroy Wonder Woman’s family is nearly complete… but Diana has reunited with her former protégé Donna Troy! Are the two of them enough to face the might of the Four Horsewomen? Or is the Age of the Amazons at an end?
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Jesus Merino, Vicente Cifuentes, Danny Miki (CA) Robson Rocha In Shops: Jun 03, 2020 SRP: $3.99
With Wonder Woman down, the Four Horsewomen are victorious-and now they set their sights on the rest of the Amazons! Can anyone stop Warmaster from delivering ultimate vengeance upon Wonder Woman’s family?
(W) Steve Orlando (A) V Kenneth Marion (CA) Robson Rocha, Danny Miki In Shops: Mar 25, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Just when she thought her troubles were over, Wonder Woman is thrust into a new adventure that takes her out of this world! Princess Maxima, the former ruler of the planet Almerac, has crash-landed on our hero’s doorstep and is desperate for her help. Maxima’s people are victims of a vicious lie, and only the truth she’s discovered will set them free. With Wonder Woman by her side, can she retake her throne and bring back the planet’s peaceful matriarchal society? Back on Earth, there is no peace…only Warmaster! The vengeful villainess has obtained a weapon of mass destruction that can wipe out the Amazons for good!
Action has been the name of the game for James Tynion IV‘s run on Batman. Batman #91 is a prime example of that as the various pieces of the game Tynion has created make their moves on the board.
The Designer is on the attack on multiple fronts but the comic itself opens from the Joker’s perspective. The Joker explains why he seemingly killed the Designer the last issue and from his point of view… it’s actually logical. Tynion has done the impossible in making the Joker seem like the sane one out of the bunch.
What Tynion also does is squarely plant the flag as to where his version of Batman’s head is at. There’s an amazing exchange between Batman and Deathstroke that answers so many questions and gives us a vision. We get where this Batman/Bruce is coming from and what he’s going to do about it. It also puts squarely in the center a very glaring issue with the character up to this point. Batman has spent millions on his toys but how much has Bruce spent on fixing Gotham? That’s the theme Tynion is going with and the question he is answering. He’s able to do that with some amazing action sequences.
Those sequences are delivered with a large number of artists. Rafael Albuquerque, Jorge Jimenez, Carlo Pagulayan, and Danny Miki are all credited. There’s also Tomeu Morey on colors and letterer Clayton Cowles. Even with so many artists involved, the art is consistent and solid. It wasn’t until Albuquerque’s contribution did I even notice a shift in art, and even then it’s a love of his style that had me notice. The comic is fantastic to look at with some amazing sequences where you can almost feel the motion going on.
Batman #91 is the best issue so far of this opening storyline. It delivers so much packed into one issue from interesting discussions to great action. While it’s not the best starting point, it is one hell of a comic.
Story: James Tynion IV Art: Rafael Albuquerque, Jorge Jimenez, Carlo Pagulayan, Danny Miki Color: Tomeu Morey Letterer: Clayton Cowles Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy
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(W) Steve Orlando (A) Max Raynor (CA) Robson Rocha, Danny Miki In Shops: Mar 11, 2020 SRP: $3.99
After a tumultuous start to their relationship, Wonder Woman and the ferocious warrior known as Valda have agreed to put their differences aside to hunt a mythical beast determined to destroy Boston. Now it’s a race against time to save the city and complete Valda’s quest. Meanwhile, Warmaster has set her sights on the final member of her team hellbent on revenge…Genocide! Does Wonder Woman stand a chance against her former ally’s growing army?
With DC‘s recent reveal of the new character Punchline, fans have jumped at the chance to add Batman #89 (on sale February 19) to their pull lists to get any clues about this new villain and her connection to the Joker. And with more Punchline to come in Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 (on sale February 26) the mayhem will only get bloodier as Punchline and the Clown Prince of Crime square off against Batman and the rest of the Bat-Family in a “Joker War” story arc beginning this May.
The debut of Punchline, the Joker’s deadly new henchperson, has led to pre-on sale sellouts of both Batman #89 and Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3—and now both issues are rushing back to press for second printings!
Batman #89’s second printing is part four of “Their Dark Designs,” written by James Tynion IV with art by Carlo Pagulayan, Guillem March, and Danny Miki. This issue features an unnamed cameo appearance by Punchline, and will arrive in stores with a recolored version of its original cover by Tony S. Daniel.
Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3’s second printing covers the confrontation between Lex Luthor and The Joker, with help from Punchline and Mercy, as the conflict between the forces of Perpetua and the Batman Who Laughs reaches the boiling point. Written by Tynion IV with art by Steve Epting, this issue will arrive in stores with a recolored version of its original cover by Epting.
The second printings of Batman #89 and Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 will both be published on March 4. If the comics aren’t already on your pull lists, contact your local comic book shop and let them know you’re looking for these issues to be added!
Written by James Tynion IV Art by Carlo Pagulayan, Guillem March, Danny Miki Colors by Tomeu Morey Cover art by Tony S. Daniel In Shops: Feb 19, 2020 Final Orders Due: Jan 27, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Batman must stop assassins from killing Lucius Fox!! If his five main suspects—Deathstroke, Merlyn, Cheshire, Gunsmith, and Mr. Teeth—were all hired for the same purpose, then what sinister figure lurking in the shadows is pulling all the strings? Can the World’s Greatest Detective figure out who ordered the hit?
Whoever it is, one victim will fall under their attack!
Batman #89 by James Tynion IV, Carlo Pagulayan, Guillem March, Danny Miki and Tomeu Morey hits shelves February 19th! Will this issue be where we see the debut of new character Punchline? And what brings Harley Quinn back to Gotham City??
DC Comics has announced that both Batman #86 and Doomsday Clock #12 have sold out and are going back for a second printing. Both will be available January 29.
With “City of Bane” over, Batman #86 kicks off a new direction from a new creative team.
Writer James Tynion IV, artist Tony S. Daniel, inker Danny Miki, colorist Tomeu Morey, and letterer Clayton Cowles take things over beginning “Their Dark Designs.”
Doomsday Clock is over and the finale has sold out. Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Brad Anderson, and Rob Leigh deliver an epic showdown between Superman and Doctor Manhattan and this is your chance to check out how it all ends!
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Danny Miki (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel In Shops: Jan 08, 2020 SRP: $3.99
It’s a new day in Gotham City, but not the same old Batman. With Bane vanquished and one of his longtime allies gone, Batman has to start picking up the pieces and stepping up his game. Batman has a new plan for Gotham City, but he’s not the only one. Deathstroke has returned as well, under a mysterious new contract that could change everything.
Beginning a whole new chapter in the life of the Dark Knight, the epic art team of Tony S. Daniel and Danny Miki are joined by new series writer James Tynion IV!
Following the blockbuster 750th issues of The Flash and Wonder Woman, new adventures of The Fastest Man Alive and the Amazon warrior princess will keep the momentum going throughout 2020, as DC announced plans to return both titles to Legacy numbering, beginning with Wonder Woman #750on January 22, Wonder Woman #751 on February 12, Wonder Woman #752 on February 25, Wonder Woman #753 on March 11 and Wonder Woman #754 on March 25. February 26 also sees the release of The Flash #750, with issue #751 following on March 11 and #752 on March 25.
In March, Princess Diana begins a new adventure with issue #753, written by Steve Orlando with art by Max Raynor, main cover by Robson Rocha and Danny Miki and variant cover by Jae Lee. Wonder Woman and a new warrior named Valda agree to put aside their differences to hunt a mythical beast bent on destroying all of Boston. Issue #754 takes Wonder Woman off-world to help Princess Maxima, the former ruler of Almerac, retake her throne and restore the planet’s peaceful matriarchy.
In The Flash #751, Writer Joshua Williamson continues “The Flash Age” saga as Barry Allen’s newest nemesis, Paradox enlists the aid of Godspeed to erase The Flash from existence. Williamson is joined by artist Rafa Sandoval, with main cover by Howard Porter and a variant cover by Junggeun Yoon.
Fan-favorite artist Porter returns on interiors for March 25th issue #752, where Barry has been exiled to Paradox’s realm, outside time and space, where he’s confronted by the ghosts of his past.