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It’s a new week and we’ve got lots on tap coming your way from interviews, reviews, and more! While you wait for things to get rolling, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

iO9 – The Punisher’s Logo Can’t Be Turned Into a Symbol for Black Lives Matter or Real World Justice – Agree? Disagree?

GamesRadar – DC and Diamond extend working relationship temporarily – Bets this gets resolved?

Reviews

Talking Comics – Adventureman #1
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Blacking Out
Talking Comics – Daredevil #20
Comic Attack – Excellence #7
Talking Comics – Killadelphia #6

Today’s New Digital Comics Include Aquaman, Batman, Captain America, Daredevil, and Marvel MAX

ComiXology has seven new digital comics from DC and Marvel for you today. There’s a mix of new and classic comics all available at the touch of a button.

Check out the full list of what’s available or each issue below.

Aquaman: Deep Dives #7

Written by Steve Orlando
Pencils V Ken Marion
Inks Sandu Florea
Colored by Andrew Dalhouse
Purchase

The final showdown between Aquaman and Scorpio!

Aquaman: Deep Dives #7

Batman: The Adventures Continue (2020-) #5

Written by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini
Pencils Ty Templeton
Inks Ty Templeton
Colored by Monica Kubina
Cover by Joe Quinones
Purchase

Deathstroke and Robin face down Firefly, but can the two stand the heat after the firebug gets the upperhand? And who’s hired Deathstroke to take down the Dark Knight?

Batman: The Adventures Continue (2020-) #5

Captain America: Marvel Knights Vol. 1

Written by Chuck Austen, John Ney Rieber
Art by John Cassaday, Trevor Hairsine, Jae Lee
Cover by John Cassaday
Purchase

Collects Captain America (2002) #1-16.

Captain America gets the critically acclaimed Marvel Knights treatment! In the aftermath of 9/11, Captain America – already a man out of time – must adjust once again to a terrifying new global landscape. From the ruins of the World Trade Center to the horrors of a small town rocked by terrorism, the star-spangled super-soldier is forced to consider what it means to be the Sentinel of Liberty in an age of incomprehensible new threats. Meanwhile, the man named Redpath has his own American dream, and he orders his Extremists to cleanse the country by force. Only a true patriot, the living embodiment of the United States, can stop them. But when Captain America uncovers new truths about his decades trapped in the ice, the scale of the conspiracy may bring him to his knees!

Captain America: Marvel Knights Vol. 1

Daredevil by Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark Ultimate Collection Vol. 1

Written by Ed Brubaker
Art by David Aja, Michael Lark
Cover by Tommy Lee Edwards
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Collects Daredevil (1998) #82-93.

The critically acclaimed, award-winning creative team of Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark make their explosive debut! For the past few years, Matt Murdock’s life has been teetering on the edge of destruction. Now, pushed beyond the limit, Matt finds himself behind the eight ball with no clear way out, the people he calls friends slowly deserting him, and Hell’s Kitchen gradually slipping out of control. The question is, when his back is against the wall. just how far will Daredevil go to get back what is his? Plus: a special episode focusing on Daredevil’s best friend, Foggy Nelson. Spinning out of the stunning finale of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev’s ground-breaking run, Brubaker and Lark pick up the billy club and run as hard and as fast as they can to leave their own mark on one of comics’ most enduring legends.

Daredevil by Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark Ultimate Collection Vol. 1

Daredevil by Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark Ultimate Collection Vol. 2

Written by Ed Brubaker
Art by Paul Azaceta, Lee Bermejo, Gene Colan, Marko Djurdjevic, Michael Lark, Alex Maleev, John Romita Jr., Bill Sienkiewicz, Lee Weeks
Cover by Marko Djurdjevic
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Collects Daredevil (1998) #94-105.

Critically acclaimed, award-winning creators Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark continue their explosive run! Everything Matt Murdock thought he’d gotten back teeters on the edge of a precipice, ready to shatter all around him, as he fights a battle on both fronts of his life — in the courtroom and on the rooftops of Hell’s Kitchen! And with the post-CIVIL WAR fallout all around him, the price of being Daredevil just got even higher. Nominated for three Eisner Awards: Best Continuing Series, Best Writer and Best Penciler-Inker Team!

Daredevil by Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark Ultimate Collection Vol. 2

Daredevil by Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark Ultimate Collection Vol. 3

Written by Ed Brubaker, Ann Nocenti, Greg Rucka
Art by David Aja, Paul Azaceta, Michael Lark, Clay Mann, Tonci Zonjic
Cover by Marko Djurdjevic
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Collects Daredevil (1998) #106-119 and #500.

Critically acclaimed, award-winning creators Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark conclude their explosive run! The Hand is back in New York, and Lady Bullseye is in league with them! The Kingpin has also returned, forging a surprising pact with Daredevil to target the ninja cult — but what is the former crime boss’s true plan? Plus: An old friend brings Matt Murdock the last-minute appeal of a Marvel villain sitting on death row. What will he do when confronted with a convicted bad guy who’s completely innocent? Nominated for three Eisner Awards: Best Continuing Series, Best Writer and Best Penciler-Inker Team!

Daredevil by Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark Ultimate Collection Vol. 3

Dead of Night Featuring Man-Thing

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art by Kano, Brian Denham, Nic Klein, Nick Percival, Javier Saltares
Cover by Kaare Andrews
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Collects Dead of Night Featuring Man-Thing #1-4.

Biochemist Ted Sallis and his team are on a mission: To recreate the serum that spawned the world’s first super-soldier. But like the swamp itself, there are dangers lurking beneath the surface. Ted’s partner Eric, his girlfriend Ellen, the government, terrorists – everyone wants what Ted has, but what Ted doesn’t realize is that the swamp itself may want him! A radical re-imagining of the Man-Thing’s origin begins here, in a horror-tinged tale narrated by Digger, keeper of the Tower of Shadows!

Dead of Night Featuring Man-Thing

Hasbro Reveals New Wave of Spider-Man, AoA Apocalypse, Moon Knight, and More

To celebrate today’s Fan First Friday livestream event, Hasbro has revealed new Marvel premium 6-inch and deluxe comic figures from their Marvel Legends lines.

In addition to the three Legends 6-inch Retro Spider-Man figures that were revealed earlier this year at New York Toy Fair, three new figures from the wave were revealed during the stream, including Electro, Green Goblin, and Daredevil. Alongside this wave, a handful of other comic figures, including the 6-inch A.I.M. Trooper figure, the 6-inch Moon Knight figure, and two deluxe figures, Marvel’s War Machine and Marvel’s Apocalypse, are also available for pre-order starting today.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH SPIDER-MAN RETRO COLLECTION Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH SPIDER-MAN RETRO COLLECTION Figure, inspired by the character from the MARVEL SPIDER-MAN comics. This quality figure with premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for high poseability and display is a great addition to any action figure collection. Includes figure and 3 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, GameStop, Entertainment Earth, and Big Bad Toy Store.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH ELECTRO RETRO COLLECTION Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH ELECTRO RETRO COLLECTION Figure, inspired by the character from the MARVEL SPIDER-MAN comics. This quality figure with premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display is a great addition to any action figure collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, GameStop, Entertainment Earth, and Big Bad Toy Store.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH PETER PARKER RETRO COLLECTION Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH PETER PARKER RETRO COLLECTION Figure, inspired by the character from the MARVEL SPIDER-MAN comics. This quality figure with premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display is a great addition to any action figure collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, GameStop, Entertainment Earth, and Big Bad Toy Store.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH GREEN GOBLIN RETRO COLLECTION Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH GREEN GOBLIN RETRO COLLECTION Figure, inspired by the character from the MARVEL SPIDER-MAN comics. This quality figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display, and is a great addition to any action figure collection. Includes figure and 3 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, GameStop, Entertainment Earth, and Big Bad Toy Store.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH GWEN STACY RETRO COLLECTION Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH GWEN STACY RETRO COLLECTION Figure, inspired by the character from the MARVEL SPIDER-MAN comics. This quality figure with premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display is a great addition to any action figure collection. Includes figure and 4 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, GameStop, Entertainment Earth, and Big Bad Toy Store.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH DAREDEVIL RETRO COLLECTION Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH DAREDEVIL RETRO COLLECTION Figure, inspired by the character from the MARVEL comics. This quality figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display, and is a great addition to any action figure collection. Includes figure and 5 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, GameStop, Entertainment Earth, and Big Bad Toy Store.

*The full MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH RETRO SPIDER-MAN wave is available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth and Big Bad Toy Store.

 MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH A.I.M. TROOPER Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH A.I.M. TROOPER Figure, inspired by the character from the MARVEL comics. This quality figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display, and is a great addition to any action figure collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order exclusively at Hasbro Pulse.

 MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH MOON KNIGHT Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH MOON KNIGHT Figure, inspired by the character from the MARVEL comics. This quality figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for high poseability and display, and is a great addition to any action figure collection. Includes figure and 9 accessories. Available for pre-order exclusively at Walgreens.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH DELUXE MARVEL’S WAR MACHINE Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH DELUXE MARVEL’S WAR MACHINE Figure, inspired by the character from the MARVEL comics. This quality figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for high poseability and display, and is a great addition to any action figure collection. Includes figure and 8 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Best Buy, Entertainment Earth, and Big Bad Toy Store.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH DELUXE MARVEL’S APOCALYPSE Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH DELUXE MARVEL’S APOCALYPSE Figure, inspired by the character from the MARVEL X-MEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE comics series. This quality figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for high poseability and display, and is a great addition to any action figure collection. Includes figure and 3 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Best Buy, Entertainment Earth, and Big Bad Toy Store.


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Patrol Hell’s Kitchen with the Daredevil Massive Man Without Fear Sale

ComiXology has you covered with Daredevil comics with the “Massive Man Without Fear Sale.”

There are over 725 comics on sale now with collections down from $29.99 to just $9.99, others down from $8.99 to $2.99 and single issues are just $0.99!

The sale ends May 21 so take advantage and get some fantastic Daredevil comics!


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Valiant Hero Of The Week: It’s Ninjak vs. Batman, Daredevil, Wolverine, and Captain America!

Valiant Hero of the Week

Every Monday for the next few weeks, Valiant Entertainment is running a poll on their Twitter feed to provide fans with some escapism while new comics are in short supply. The poll allows Valiant fans the opportunity to select the Hero Of The Week from four choices – this past week, the poll featured Ninjak, Faith, Roku and Ivar, Timewalker. That week’s hero will then be the focus of free pdfs featuring the character, videos from Valiant staff, giveaways and more.

Faith won the poll this week, which was presented as who would be most likely to win a karaoke contest. I totally understand why Faith won the poll, but I was a little disappointed that I’ll have to wait for a little to showcase Ninjak. Depending on when this goes live you’ve probably seen at the very least Graphic Policy’s favorite Faith covers, and you can still expect to see our recommendations of the best stories featuring Faith. Just because I was looking forward to (and hoping for) a week to feature Ninjak doesn’t mean I will ignore Faith.

But I really wanted to explore how Ninjak would fare against Batman, Wolverine, and various other comic book characters who fall roughly within his skill and power level. So I decided to throw in a little bonus this week for fans of Valiant’s purple loving ninja.

But who is Ninjak?

A blend of Batman and James Bond. Colin King is at the peak of human conditioning, both physical and mental, has access to near limitless financial resources. Ninjak is a mercenary, also works on contract for MI6 as a high tech ninja operative. If you’re looking for something familiar from Valiant, then you’d think that Ninjak would scratch the Batman itch, but unlike Batman, Ninjak has no problem using his weapons to their full deadly potential. The similarities between Batman and Ninjak are obvious at first glance; both are highly trained billionaires who live in massive houses with highly specialized equipment, both are very intelligent men who have been highly trained in various forms of martial arts. Both wear masks that don’t completely cover their face.

I’m not going to list Ninjak’s equipment, skills or anything. You can find that here if you want to look (just scroll to the bottom of the page unless you want to read a full biography). Suffice it to say, Ninjak is every bit as capable a fighter as you can expect to find.

Ninjak

But the real question (or questions) that we’re all looking forward to answering are whether Ninjak could defeat…

Batman

I was going to leave this until the end, but this is what I wanted to explore most with this article/list/whatever you want to call it.

Could Ninjak concevably beat Batman in a random encounter fight? I think that he could, for a lot of the reasons outlined above regarding their similarity – depending on whether the writer decided to follow the Bat-god formula where Batman can beat anybody with a half hour’s preparation, or if it is the version of Batman we’ve seen lately in Scott Snyder, Tom King, and James Tynon IV’s respective runs of the character.

If we’re looking at that version of Batman, then yes. I absolutely believe Ninjak could beat Batman. Here’s why:

Both Batman and Ninjak are very similar. For all intents and purposes Ninjak is Valiant’s version of Batman, or as close as the publisher is likely to get. They’re both expert martial artists and weapon masters with a vast arsenal of technology at their disposal, and both like to be prepared. So when you pit them against each other, the only major difference is that Ninjak has no problem killing his enemies. His tech is designed to make him more lethal, whereas Batman is fundamentally opposed to killing. If all is equal between the two, Batman’s refusal to take a life could be all the advantage Ninjak needs. It would be a long, close fight, but I think that Batman walking into somebody equally as skilled as he is with no compunction not to kill and no chance to plan ahead would ultimately prove too much for the Dark Knight. We’ve seen it before with The Batman Who Laughs, and we’d see it again with Ninjak and his swords.

I realize the argument is essentially boiling down to the fact Batman won’t kill, but sometimes it can be the smallest things that decide a fight, and if Batman is unprepared, then Ninjak wins the first fight. But Batman would win the rematch(es).

Daredevil

Really, the only advantage Daredevil has is that he will always know where Ninjak is coming from… but does that mean he could actually stop him? Daredevil has fought hundreds of Hand ninjas in his life, but Ninjak is more than a Hand ninja. For one thing, he’d mow through Marvel’s cannon fodder, but he also utilizes more technology than the Hand would conceive of. Another close fight, but I can’t see Daredevil being able to beat Ninjak, though I think it would be a hard fought battle.

I think it would be a far more brutal fight than Batman vs Ninjak, and there will be a period where Daredevil has Ninjak off balance while tries to use various visual tricks (smoke bombs) that will have no impact on the Marvel hero. Eventually, however, Daredevil’s lack of armour in his costume will play a big role in his defeat; you can’t avoid Ninjak’s blades forever.

Wolverine

Here’s the thing with Ninjak fighting Wolverine; it isn’t that Ninjak couldn’t get the upper hand, I just don’t think he could keep it long enough to actually win. Wolverine’s fighting skill is often over looked in the comics, because he’s an unstoppable savage when fighting; he doesn’t need to use all his skill most fights he gets into because of his healing factor. And when part of your fighting style is to soak damage with your healing factor while also being a highly trained fighter, it leaves Ninjak a little out of his depth. But this would be a fantastic fight to watch, nonetheless.

If it wasn’t for Wolverine’s healing factor, then I’d probably be more inclined to give the nod to Ninjak. At least the fight would be closer to a toss up at that point, but as it is, there’s no way he could beat Logan in a random encounter.

Captain America

The only way I honestly see Ninjak coming away victorious in this battle is if Captain America is distracted by something he can’t control, enabling Ninjak to land an incapacitating blow. Otherwise, Cap’s stamina and strength coupled with his fighting skills are going to be too much for Ninjak to overcome. I see this being a long, drawn out fight that’s more likely to end with a ceasefire than an outright victory, but Ninjak will be hard pressed to gain the upper hand.

You may argue that Batman has beaten Captain America before, and therefore should be able to beat Ninjak. But if that A beats B so can beat C logic is followed, then Wolverine should be able to defeated Superman because he beat Lobo (and we all know that’d never happen). Batman was able to take advantage of Cap’s momentary loss of focus when they confronted each other (in Marvel Verses DC), and it’d be the same set of circumstances that I see Ninjak needing to win over the super soldier.


This was a Marvel heavy list, but it also made more sense to me to list off folks that Ninjak is more likely to come across. I was going to include Deathstroke, but the reason I think Ninjak would lose is almost the same as why I think Wolverine would win (likewise for Deadpool). If Valiant run another poll featuring Ninjak, I expect there’ll be another version of this, but if you want more Ninjak then you can check out the Ninjak Vs The Valiant Universe webseries on Youtube.

Alternatively, you can check out the first volume of the 2015 series, Weaponeer at the links below.

Purchase: Amazon (Hardcover)Amazon (Paperback)KindlecomiXologyBookshopTFAW


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Discover Frank Miller’s Daredevil With this Digital Sale – 67% Off

Between 1979 and 1983, two of the comic book industry’s biggest legends, writer/artist Frank Miller and artist Klaus Janson, joined forces on Daredevil, redefining the character and creating one of the most acclaimed comic book runs of all time. Now is your chance to witness this landmark run for yourself with the Daredevil by Frank Miller SaleDaredevil by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson Vol. 1, 2, and 3, three collections containing the entirety of the pair’s collaboration on the character are on sale now through 4/23 11PM ET.

These must-have volumes for any comic book fan include Daredevil #158-161, Daredevil #163-191, Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #27-28, Daredevil: Love & War, and What If? #28.

Frank Miller and Klaus Janson’s transformative work on the title elevated Daredevil into the recognizable Marvel icon he is today and cemented their place as two of the most acclaimed creators in comic book history. This seminal run introduced the beautiful and deadly assassin Elektra who went on to become one of Marvel’s leading female characters. Miller and Janson also established criminal mastermind Kingpin and mad marksman Bullseye as Daredevil’s greatest foes. The creator’s bold storytelling choices and dark depiction of Hell’s Kitchen make their take on the Man Without Fear one of the more influential comic book runs of all time and went on to inspire the hit Marvel’s Daredevil television series. The classic issues contained in these collections feature other industry greats such as writers Bill Mantlo, Roger McKenzie, David Micheline, Marv Wolfman, and Mike W. Barr as well as artists John Buscema and Bill Sienkiewicz.

Daredevil Frank Miller Sale

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Preview: Daredevil #18

Daredevil #18

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Jorge Fornes (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $3.99

TARGET: DAREDEVIL!

• The war in Hell’s Kitchen builds as Owl takes his stab at Wilson Fisk, formerly the Kingpin of Crime – now Mayor of New York!
• Matt must come to terms with what Daredevil truly means.
• And he better do it soon, as a new and deadly foe makes a decisive return…

Daredevil #18

Daredevil’s Back in Red this May

Chip Zdarsky began his run on Daredevil last year by having Matt Murdock hang up the suit and his super hero alter ego after tragedy struck. This May, Matt will suit up in his iconic costume once again when a lawless Hell’s Kitchen needs his help like never before in the new story arc, “Truth/Dare.”

Zdarsky’s refreshing takes on classic Daredevil elements and characters have made Daredevil one of the most acclaimed comic books hitting stands today! And after a three-part story with guest artist Jorge Fornés, May’s Daredevil #21 will reunite Zdarsky with comics superstar Marco Checchetto – making it sure to stand out as one of the most explosive and stylish books coming this spring. Don’t miss this new chapter this May!

Exclusive Preview: Daredevil #17

Daredevil #17

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Jorge Fornes (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99

TARGET: DAREDEVIL!

• The war in Hell’s Kitchen builds as Owl takes his stab at Wilson Fisk, formerly the Kingpin of Crime – now Mayor of New York!
• Matt must come to terms with what Daredevil truly means.
• And he better do it soon, as a new and deadly foe makes a decisive return…

Daredevil #17
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