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Rick Remender Introduces The Scumbag this October

New York Times bestselling writer, showrunner, and terrific disco dancer Rick Remender launches an all-new comedy espionage series The Scumbag from Image Comics, set to hit shelves this October. This new ongoing series will feature a murderers’ row of all-star artistic talent rotating each issue. The first issue showcases the stunning work of Lewis LaRosa with subsequent chapters and covers by brilliant talents such as Andrew Robinson, Eric Powell, Tula Lotay, Wes Craig, Roland Boschi, Simone Di Meo, Duncan Fegredo, Yanick Paquette, Mike McKone, Dave Johnson, and Moreno Dinisio.

The Scumbag is the story of Ernie Ray Clementine, a profane, illiterate, drug addicted, biker, with a fifth-grade education and the only thing standing between us and total Armageddon because this dummy accidentally received a power-imbuing serum making him the world’s most powerful super spy.

Ernie is a relic of a bygone era, the living embodiment of sex, drugs, and rock and roll—so, this doesn’t make things easy for the spy organization that needs his help as they bribe, cajole, and manipulate Ernie to choose between his own self-interests and doing what’s right.

The Scumbag #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 21st.

The Scumbag #1

Batman: The Adventures Continue Chapter Two – Where’s Superman?!

Batman: The Adventures Continue Chapter Two

From the visionary team behind Batman: The Animated Series come all-new stories set in this seminal animated world! The second chapter of Batman: The Adventures Continue, DC’s new, digital-first mini-series comic book, is available now on digital platforms—ReadDCComiXologyKindle, and more!

Picking up where Chapter One left off, Batman’s in the clutches of Lex Luthor and his powerful robot as the mad genius races to open the vault he stole from Wayne Industries and claim his prize! The Dark Knight will need to utilize experimental tech if he’s going to topple the billionaire before he leaves Gotham, but where is Superman and why can’t Batman get in touch with him?!

Batman: The Adventures Continue Chapter Two, written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett with art by Ty Templeton and color by Monica Kubina, featuring a cover by Dave Johnson, is available now. Batman: The Adventures Continue Chapter Three is scheduled to release on May 6, followed by Chapter Four on May 20.

Kevin Conroy Reads Batman: The Adventures Continue Live for Fans Thursday, April 9

Who better to introduce fans to the world of Batman: The Adventures Continue than the voice of Bruce Wayne (and Batman!) himself! This Thursday, April 9, at 10am PT on DC’s Instagram, Kevin Conroy will dramatically read a chapter from Batman: The Adventures Continue, DC’s new, digital-first comic, written by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini. Conroy originated the role of Batman in the Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series, which Burnett and Dini both produced, and has portrayed the Dark Knight more times than any other actor.

Download your digital copy of the first chapter before the event and read along, live, with Kevin Conroy this Thursday! Batman: The Adventures Continue Chapter One, written by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini with art by Ty Templeton and color by Monica Kubina, featuring a cover by Dave Johnson, is available now. Batman: The Adventures Continue Chapter Two will hit digital platforms on Wednesday, April 15.

Review: Batman: The Adventures Continue #1

Batman: The Adventures Continue #1

It’s an all-new story based in the groundbreaking animated world of Batman: The Animated Series. The opening chapter of Batman: The Adventures Continue has S.T.A.R. Labs in Gotham City attacked by a giant robot that steals an entire room from the laboratory. Who’s controlling the robot? How will Batman stop the mechanized menace? And what does it all have to do with Lex Luthor’s sudden appearance in Gotham?

Batman: The Adventures Continue #1 is an interesting digital comic and one that might be hampered by expectations. Batman: The Animated Series was an amazing animated series. It’s possibly one of the best cartoons to ever grace the television screen. The success was a mix of so many factors from the stories themselves, to the voice acting, to the animation style. It looked unlike anything at the time with a maturity that was far beyond what else was being shown. A comic, even digital, is already at a disadvantage. It doesn’t have the flow of the animation or the voice acting both being key as to the show’s success.

And for me, the comic is a bit of a disappointment most likely due to that nostalgia.

The story is an interesting one with the chapter opening a story that feels a bit more like Fleischer’s Superman than it does Batman: The Animated Series. There are hints of the more adult leanings of the original animation with dancing around Bruce’s relationships in a scene with Lex Luthor but the antagonist of an alien robot screams more Superman than Batman. It just feels off as if this was an unused script for the Superman animated series that followed Batman’s footsteps.

The style of the comic does well to continue the aesthetic of the animated series with slick design and a mix of retro and modern. But, without the use of some of the animated techniques from the show, the visuals fall short. The lack of shadows for instance, used intelligently in the past, isn’t as prominent and instead things are more in the “open” in the city. It feels a bit more like The New Adventures of Batman than the original Batman: The Animated Series. Both are visually fantastic but there are differences between the two.

At 99 cents, it’s hard to go wrong with Batman: The Adventures Continue #1 but I can’t help but think that excitement and personal expectations created a hurdle the first issue couldn’t meet. It’s not bad but doesn’t capture the magic of the original series it’s based on.

Story: Alan Burnett, Paul Dini Art: Ty Templeton
Inks: Ty Templeton Colors: Monica Kubina Cover: Dave Johnson
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

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The Green Hornet Celebrates 10 Years at Dynamite with a New Series

The Green Hornet strikes in a slick new series by prolific scribe Scott Lobdell and artistic mogul and teacher Anthony Marques, from Dynamite in June! In time to help commemorate the 10th anniversary of Dynamite’s publishing the iconic character!

Green Hornet, Kato, the Black Beauty and a bounty of gadgets are back in this artistically unique series. Featuring a slimmed-down, tight-knit creative team, fans of the classic pulp hero will be amazed. Writer Scott Lobdell is joined by artist Anthony Marques, who is also handling coloring to create a stylish, minimalist palette of black, white and green. Letterer extraordinaire Taylor Esposito plays the comic book bass with his consistently on-point storytelling. And did we mention there’s a baby? An alien baby?

A show-stopping series like this wouldn’t be complete without some real stunners in the cover art category. Fellow Kubie and maestro Lee Weeks mirrors the interior color scheme. As does Marques with his newspaper inspired piece. Eisner Award-winning cover artist Dave Johnson brings some 60s mod flavor. Mike McKone has the most action-packed of the bunch. A double-breasted coat and smoking Tommy gun are the name of the game with Leonardo Romero. And Walter Geovani closes it out with a limited incentive cover.

Green Hornet #1 is out June 2020.

Green Hornet #1

Valiant Announces Shadowman from Cullen Bunn and Jon Davis-Hunt

Horror reaches new heights in Shadowman #1 this May.

New York Times bestselling writer Cullen Bunn and the terrifyingly talented Jon Davis-Hunt pull you into the darkness. In this brand-new series, Jack Boniface, a.k.a. Shadowman faces the terrors that tear at the fabric of humanity’s world. Every chapter of Shadowman is a standalone descent into horror while something far more sinister emerges from shadows.

Take a look at Jon and Eisner-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire‘s engrossing artwork below.

The terrifying tale starts in Shadowman #1 on May 20th, 2020, featuring colors by Jordie Bellaire, letters by Clayton Cowles, and covers by Jon Davis-HuntRod ReisDave JohnsonTony Moore, and Jeff Dekal.

Shadowman #1

Batman: The Animated Series Returns as a Six-Issue Digital-First Mini-series

From the visionary team behind Batman: The Animated Series come all-new stories set in this seminal animated world! Batman: The Adventures Continue, DC’s new, Digital-First six-issue mini-series, launching in print on May 6, 2020, is co-written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, both producers of the original animated series, and illustrated by Ty Templeton, who has brought the world of B:TAS to comic books since 1992’s Batman Adventures #1.

Inspired by the beloved and Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series, these new comics reflect a new era of the long-running DC Collectibles action figure line by featuring newly designed characters never before seen in the beloved animated shows! DC’s Batman: The Adventures Continue characters are all based on art by Ty Templeton in the iconic Bruce Timm animated style. New figures from DC Collectibles launch this spring, and now, together with these new comics, the legendary Batman: The Animated Series continues to reach new audiences!

In the first issue of Batman: The Adventures Continue, collecting two digital-first chapters, Wayne Enterprises in Gotham City is attacked by a giant robot that steals an entire room from the laboratory. Who’s controlling the robot? How will Batman stop the mechanized menace? And what does it all have to do with Lex Luthor’s sudden appearance in Gotham?

Batman: The Adventures Continue #1, written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett with art by Ty Templeton and color by Monica Kubina, featuring a cover by Dave Johnson and a variant cover by Dan Mora, hits shelves on May 6, 2020. Digital-First chapters will be released beginning in April 2020.

Batman: The Adventures Continue #1

Preview: Quantum and Woody #1

QUANTUM AND WOODY #1

Written by CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS
Art by RYAN BROWNE
Cover A by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover C by DAVID LOPEZ
Preorder Edition Cover by ERICA HENDERSON
1:100 Fool’s Gold Variant by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Blank Cover Also Available
On sale JANUARY 29 | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

Quantum & Woody — the worst superhero duo in the world — are Earth’s LAST hope against stopping a coalition of mad scientists from destroying the planet!

QUANTUM AND WOODY #1

Early Preview: Quantum and Woody #1

QUANTUM AND WOODY #1

Written by CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS
Art by RYAN BROWNE
Colors by RUTH REDMOND
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover C by DAVID LOPEZ
Preorder Edition Cover by ERICA HENDERSON
1:100 Fool’s Gold Variant by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Blank Cover Also Available
On sale JANUARY 29 | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

Quantum & Woody – the worst superhero duo in the world – are Earth’s LAST hope against stopping a coalition of mad scientists from destroying the planet!

QUANTUM AND WOODY #1

Spider-Woman Gets a New Look in March 2020

Spider-Woman is back and she’s not pulling any punches. This March, Jessica Drew finds tangled in a web of mystery and surrounded by enemies new and old in her brand-new solo series by Karla Pacheco and Pere Pérez. Expect shocking revelations about her origin, characters dropping in from her past, dangerously high stakes, and of course, classic super hero action only Spider-Woman can deliver!

Oh, and did we mention she has a new costume? Check out Spider-Woman’s fresh look, designed by legendary artist Dave Johnson, in Junggeun Yoon’s Spider-Woman #1 cover below. And as previously revealed, the explosive first issue will also be available with a cover depicting Spider-Woman in her classic costume! This is one adventure you won’t want to miss!

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