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Review: Batman Universe #1

Batman Universe #1 collects the original stories that first appeared in the exclusive Walmart Giant Comics. It’s Batman vs. the Riddler… or is it?

Story: Brian Michael Bendis
Art: Nick Derington
Color: Dave Stewart
Letters: Josh Reed

Get your copy in comic shops now and! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: The Amazing Spider-Man #25

The latest epic featuring Kraven is over but what’s next for the Wallcrawler? The Amazing Spider-Man #25 follows up on the latest story arc and begins much more to come in the future in this oversized issue!

Story: Nick Spencer, Zeb Wells, Keaton Patti
Art: Ryan Ottley, Humberto Ramos, Patrick Gleason, Kev Walker, Todd Nauck, Dan Hipp
Color: Nathan Fairbairn, Edgard Delgado, Dave Stewart, Laura Martin, Rachelle Rosenberg
Ink: Patrick Gleason, Kev Walker
Letters: Joe Caramagna

Get your copy in comic shops starting July 10! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Trout: The Hollowest Knock #1 (of 4)

Trout: The Hollowest Knock #1

Cormack McCarthy is one of those writers that readers feel very strongly about. Much like Haruki Murakami, his books either draw vitriol from readers or undying love. The polar opposite of reactions to these two prolific writers can be understood on both accounts. When it comes to McCarthy many of his books tend to focus on man’s inner struggle between altruism and selfishness. Murakami tends to want to understand why people are disconnected from the bigger fabric of humanity.

Both of these themes tend to be grim and make transparent the evils that lie within the reader. They don’t offer escape but instead a mirror for us to look in to.  This is what makes McCarthy’s The Road so affecting to anyone who has read it. Many zombie stories reveal how our need for survival often outweighs our need to do the right thing. In the first issue of Trout: The Shallowed Knock, we find two protagonists paying for past sins and finding even more impediments on their journey.

We meet Giuseppe, a man who gets caught up in a mass murder, a crime which implicates him and puts his son, Trout in the crosshairs of the townsfolk who burn his house in protest. Thankfully, the two-escape alive, as they find themselves on an ocean vessel, one where the crew is feeling uneasy about their new passengers, fearing trouble follows them. As the two are thrown off the ship and put on a lifeboat, as fear and confusion consume the men, making Trout and Giuseppe, almost good for dead, as something even more sinister awaits them under the sea. By issue’s end, Trout is lost at sea while Giuseppe is in desperate need to find his son for better or worse.

Overall, a comic that is fun and harrowing and a whole lot of weird. It gives me echoes of Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. The story by Troy Nixey is extensive, keen, and penetrating. The art by Nixey and colorist Dave Stewart is simply awe-inspiring. Altogether, a great story which looks to get even better in the next installment.

Story: Troy Nixey Art: Troy Nixey
Color: Dave Stewart Letters: Troy Nixey
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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The Weatherman Vol. 2 #2 Gets a Variant Cover from Mike Mignola

Image Comics has revealed artwork for Jody LeHeup and Nathan Fox’s The Weatherman, Vol. 2 #2 variant by Mike Mignola featuring colors by Dave Stewart. It will hit stores on Wednesday, July 24. 

The Weatherman, Vol. 2 #2, introduces Pace and Pickles—an exciting and strange new ally guarding a horrible secret! Nathan, Cross, and the crew of the Disco Queen scour the ruins of Earth for the woman responsible for wiping Nathan’s mind, only to find themselves in a fight to the death against mysterious genetic monstrosities… and not everyone makes it out alive. 

The Weatherman, Vol. 2 #2 Cover A by Fox (Diamond Code MAY190113), The Weatherman, Vol. 2 #2 Cover B by Robinson (Diamond Code MAY190114), and The Weatherman, Vol. 2 #1 Cover C by Mignola (Diamond Code MAY198072) will hit stores on Wednesday, July 24. The final order cutoff for comic shop retailers is Monday, July 1.

The Weatherman, Vol. 2 #2 variant by Mike Mignola

Review: Silver Surfer: Black #1

Silver Surfer: Black #1

I had no idea what to expect going into Silver Surfer: Black #1. With the creative team of writer Donny Cates and artist Tradd Moore, I had no doubt what I was going to read was going to be good.

Silver Surfer: Black #1 spins out of Guardians of the Galaxy #1. The galaxy’s defenders have been sent into a black hole and this is the story of Silver Surfer’s journey.

Spinning out of a comic, there’s always the worry you may need to know what happened before. Cates has done a masterful job of catching new readers up and allowing them to enjoy the journey. The comic really is about that journey and not the past. Silver Surfer is taken to an alien world… and where it goes from there, I’d rather not say.

Cates has delivered a comic that’s a must for anyone interested in the epic tale he’s telling in the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe. From Guardians of the Galaxy to Venom, Silver Surfer: Black fits right in and then some.

The issue has that philosophical feel about it as Surfer reflects on his history and the situation he’s in. It’s a different kind of comic with a more laid back feel about it embracing the comics of the past.

That’s helped by Tradd Moore‘s art. Moore has a unique style and here it works to enhance the feel of the comic. Dave Stewart provides the color and together they create an aesthetic that hearkens back to classic Kirby without trying to copy him. There are homages to the classic style he brought to Marvel’s cosmic, especially in the backgrounds. But, Moore sticks to his own style enhanced by Stewart’s vibrant colors. Clayton Cowles‘ lettering stands out as well with the alien language he brings. It begs you to attempt to decipher it and see what’s said.

If the issue isn’t on your radar, it should be. As someone who has never liked the Silver Surfer as a character, this debut issue has me wanting to read more immediately. Add in that this is a chapter in Cates’ bigger plan makes it a must.

Story: Donny Cates Art: Tradd Moore
Color: Dave Stewart Letters: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.65 Art: 8.65 Overall: 8.65 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Silver Surfer: Black #1

Spinning out of Guardians of the Galaxy, Silver Surfer is lost adrift in a black hole. Donny Cates and Tradd Moore take us on a trippy journey that’s so much more.

Story: Donny Cates
Art: Tradd Moore
Color: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Get your copy in comic shops June 12! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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The Umbrella Academy Gets the Deluxe Treatment from Dark Horse

Whether you discovered The Umbrella Academy this year with the release of the new Netflix series, or you’ve been a fan since the beginning, you can indulge in this dysfunctional superhero family in greater detail than ever before with the upcoming The Umbrella Academy Library Editions!

From co-creators Gerard Way and Gabriel BáThe Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite and The Umbrella Academy: Dallas will receive a deluxe oversized hardcover treatment this Fall!

The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite Library Edition collects the 2008 limited edition of the complete first series, Apocalypse Suite, with the short stories “Mon Dieu!” and “But the Past Ain’t Through with You,” as well as an expanded 50-page sketchbook section.

Similarly, The Umbrella Academy: Dallas Library Edition collects the 2009 limited edition of the complete second series, Dallas, with the short story “Anywhere but Here” and an expanded 36-page sketchbook section. Both sketchbook sections feature work from Way, Bá, and designer Tony Ong.

The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite Library Edition will be available September 11, 2019. The Umbrella Academy: Dallas Library Edition arrives in comic shops November 13, 2019. Both retail for $39.99 and are available for pre-order.

The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite Library Edition
The Umbrella Academy: Dallas Library Edition

The World of Black Hammer Gets a Definitive Guide

If you’re a fan of the Eisner Award-winning series but have questions about the weird and wonderful world filled with Golden Age pulp heroes and alien warlords then you won’t want to miss this! Critically acclaimed writer and Black Hammer co-creator Jeff Lemire is teaming up with writer Tate Brombal to explore the colorful characters that populate the Black Hammer universe in a brand new one-shot, The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia! 

This special one-shot offers a guide to the world of Black Hammer, presenting detailed biographies of Black Hammer’s heroes, villains, and supporting characters, illustrated by a wide assortment of superstar artists, including David Rubín (Ether), Wilfredo Torres (The Quantum Age), Tyler Crook (Harrow County), Christian Ward (Invisible Kingdom), and more! The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia features colors by Dave Stewart (Hellboy, Black Hammer) and a cover by Andrea Sorrentino!

The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia goes on sale July 3, 2019.

The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia

Mike Mignola’s Mr. Higgins Comes Home Gets a Sequel with Artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell

This fall, Dark Horse Comics will publish the original graphic novel Our Encounters with Evil: Adventures of Professor J.T. Meinhardt and His Assistant Mr. Knox, the sequel to the acclaimed graphic novel Mr. Higgins Comes Home created by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell. In this installment, Professor J.T. Meinhardt and Mr. Knox continue their pursuit of ne’er-do-well creatures of the night. Now, backed by the dauntless vampire hunter Ms. Mary Van Sloan, the heroes pursue vampires, werewolves, and other horrors that even they are hard-put to name or explain. The only thing that’s for certain? The strange truths these adventurers uncover are seldom what they seem. Dark Horse will publish the hardcover graphic novel―created by Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, with story and art by Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, lettering by Clem Robins and a cover by Mike Mignola with Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart―in comic shops and bookstores in October, ahead of Halloween. 

Like Mr. Higgins Comes Home, the new graphic novel is set outside the Hellboy Universe and features the detailed and stylized art of cartoonist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell.

You can find the hardcover graphic novel in comic shops on October 9 and in bookstores on October 22. This October, fans can grab some garlic and silver bullets, and settle in for an endearingly terrifying tale, chock full of the occult and adventure.

Our Encounters with Evil: Adventures of Professor J.T. Meinhardt and His Assistant Mr. Knox
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