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The Last God #3 Gets a Second Printing

The quest to slay the Last God and save the city of Cain Anuun continues to be a hit with comic book fans, as issue #3 of The Last God goes to press for a second printing! This follows the sellout and subsequent second printing of The Last God #1, released on October 30, 2019.

The Last God is written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson with art by Riccardo Federici, colors by Sunny Gho, and letters by Tom Napolitano. In this third chapter, Queen Cyanthe and her unlikely companions make their way across the land of Cain Anuun toward the city stronghold of the Guild Eldritch, a powerful order of sorcerers led by Skol, another member of the original fellowship of Godslayers. There they hope to find protection from the looming forces of Mol Uhltep and his inhuman servant, King Tyr.

In the past, we see young Tyr, Cyanthe, and Veikko Al Mun make their way toward a similar destination, while they uncover more secrets of the Last God’s plan and make an unlikely ally.

The reprinted edition of The Last God #3 will be available on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The issue #1 reprint, along with Issues,#2, #4 and #5 are still available at local comic book stores and participating digital retailers.

The Last God #3

Preview: The Dollhouse Family #5

The Dollhouse Family #5

(W) Mike Carey (A) Peter Gross, Vince Locke (CA) Jessica Dalva
In Shops: Mar 11, 2020
SRP: $3.99
Hill House Comics

The Dollhouse has taken away another piece of Alice’s soul…but this time she’s not running away. This time she’s going to uncover the secret of the House’s terrible birth…and use that knowledge to destroy it once and for all!

The Dollhouse Family #5

Preview: House of Whispers #19

House of Whispers #19

(W) Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters (A) Dominike “Domo” Stanton (CA) Marcio Takara
In Shops: Mar 11, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Erzulie had abandoned all hope that her lost husband Agwe could return from the grave…though her other husbands Damballa and Ogun have not lost faith. Have they found a way to pull his spirit out of the boards of the House of Whispers? And what terrible price will they have to pay to do so?

House of Whispers #19

Batman: Three Jokers Kicks Off June 17

DC has finally revealed details on one of the most talked about and highly anticipated miniseries in comics, Batman: Three Jokers.

30 years after The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Batman: Three Jokers re-examines the myth of who, or what, is the Joker and what is at the heart of his ongoing battle with Batman. New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and Eisner award winning artist Jason Fabok reunite to tell the ultimate story of Batman and The Joker!

After years of anticipation, the epic story is finally here: find out why there are three Jokers, and what that means for the decades-long battle between the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime. In this powerful, emotional story Batman, Batgirl and Red Hood—all past victims of the Joker—work together to solve a mystery unlike anything they’ve ever faced before!

Here for the first time are the main covers to the full 3 issue series, beautifully drawn by Jason Fabok with colors by Brad Anderson. In addition, here’s a first look at some interior art by Fabok and Anderson for your viewing pleasure.

Batman: Three Jokers is a 3-issue, 48-page (per issue) prestige format limited series and will carry DC’s “Black Label” content descriptor (for readers 17+). Issue #1 arrives in comic book stores and participating digital retailers on June 17, 2020.

Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity Secret Files Exposes The Joker’s Profile!

In DC’s Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity by Kami Garcia, Mico Suayan and Jason Badower, Harley Quinn is hunting two serial killers: The Joker, a brutal psychopath who murdered her roommate and disappeared years ago, and the killer currently terrorizing Gotham City. Throughout the acclaimed series, Garcia has been consulting forensic psychiatrist and behavior analyst Edward Kurz, M.D., to ensure the accuracy of the story and of Harley’s methodology.

This June, in the one-shot Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity Secret Files #1, see pieces of the puzzle on Harley’s investigation board and steal a glimpse into John Kelly’s high school notebook—a book he still carries today.

In this special issue, Dr. Kurz’s work is spotlighted as we reveal secrets from Harley’s past, hidden details of crime scenes, and a real-life profile of The Joker that has driven the progression of his murders in the story!

Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity Secret Files #1, written by Kami Garcia and Ed Kurz, M.D. and featuring art by David Mack, Jason Badower and more, hits shelves on June 6. Cover art is by David Mack.

Joker/Harley Criminal Sanity Secret Files #1, retailing for $5.99, carries an Ages 17+ content descriptor and is printed in DC’s Prestige Plus format (approx. 8.5” x 10.875”).

Joker/Harley Criminal Sanity Secret Files #1

Get a First Look at Strange Adventures #2

Strange Adventures #2

Written by Tom King
Art by Mitch Gerads and Evan “Doc” Shaner
Cover art by Mitch Gerads and Evan “Doc” Shaner
DC BLACK LABEL AGES 17+
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $4.99

What is the truth about Adam Strange? When an activist who publicly accused him of war crimes ends up dead, the public begins to doubt Strange’s stories about his adventures on the planet Rann—and he’s even starting to doubt himself. It’s going to take a special investigator (editor’s note—he’s terrific) to get to the truth, and he’s going to have to tear apart Adam Strange’s life and reputation to do it.

A special miniseries set on two worlds, it takes two artists to bring Strange Adventures to life. Mitch Gerads tackles the earthbound sequences, while Doc Shaner launches us into space. And it’s all written by Tom King, the Eisner Award-winning writer who brought you Mister MiracleOmega Men, and Sheriff of Babylon.

Strange Adventures #2, by Tom King, Mitch Gerads, Evan “Doc” Shaner and Clayton Cowles, hits shelves April 1, 2020.

Strange Adventures #2

Review: Strange Adventures #1

Strange Adventures #1

Writer Tom King has familiar themes that have run through his stories no matter the titles. His characters are soldiers suffering from trauma and questioning their roles. Strange Adventures #1 sticks to this formula but delivers an excellent debut, no matter how familiar it feels.

The story is split between two settings. Adam Strange is a war hero back on Earth on a book tour. We also get to see him fighting that war from his perspective. The two eras are split in artistic duties by Mitch Gerads and Evan Shaner. The two’s styles deliver a read whose are is in contrast to each other. One, a clearly exaggerated reality, the other the gritty post-war life.

Strange Adventures #1 seems to be the beginning of an exploration of the mythology of war “heroes.” It seems to question the reality we’re fed by the winners. It wants us to question this reality. It also seems to dive into the trauma experienced by veterans that we ignore as a society as we shower accolades and medals upon them. This is just the first issue but there’s a lot clearly laid out. All of it are popular topics for King’s writing. The former CIA officer seems to be continuing to work through his own experiences and thoughts on the realities of service that we as a society seem to ignore.

The art by Gerads and Shaner is top notch. The two’s styles are in contrast to each other. That, along with a shift in writing, hammers home that we’re not being fed reality in one of the settings. That the reality is being washed over in a pulp adventure. It’s an interesting choice that really emphasizes what’s going on. It also delivers two very different voices and shows off a pulp-style we haven’t seen from King.

Strange Adventures #1 delivers a debut that’ll get the reader to think and reflect. It’s an exploration of the horrors of war, during and after, in a pulp-adventure wrapping. While we’ve seen many of these themes before with King, the package and delivery is still top-notch. It’s a must get first issue that entertains and will get you to ponder.

Story: Tom King Art: Mitch Gerads, Evan Shaner
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation:
Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Argus

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

The Argus #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – A time traveling serial killer who’s going through time killing off different versions of the person that created time travel. The concept sounds fascinating and really unique.

Billionaire Island #1 (AHOY Comics) – Welcome to Billionaire Island where anything goes if you can afford it. A new savage satire from Mark Russell and Steve Pugh.

Ghostbusters: Year One #2 (IDW Publishing) – The first issue was great adding in some fantastic unknown history to the classic team.

The Goon #9 (Albatross Funnybooks) – One of the best comics out there. Always fun and entertaining mixing humor, action, and amazing art.

Hellfighter Quin #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – Harlem’s own vigilante is brought out of retirement to fight in a tournament to get control over a mystical stone.

Join the Future #1 (AfterShock) – In the future megacities reward citizens and rural residents cling to their independence. What happens when a nearby megacity pressures a small town to join them?

King of Nowhere #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A man awakens on the outskirts of a village called Nowhere with no memory of how he got there.

Marvel #1 (Marvel) – Alex Ross’ original vision comes to print as an anthology of stories exploring the Marvel universe.

Strange Academy #1 (Marvel) – So, Gotham Academy with a little Harry Potter thrown in? Yeah, we’re in.

Strange Adventures #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – Tom King, Mitch Gerads, and Evan Shaner are together again in what’s sure to be one of the best comics of the year.

Preview: The Dreaming #19

The Dreaming #19

(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Bilquis Evely (CA) Yanick Paquette
In Shops: Mar 04, 2020
SRP: $3.99

A lost dream has returned to the Dreaming to rally the troops against the rule of Wan-but without Dream himself, do his subjects have the strength they need to prevail? Or has the unconsciousness of humankind already been changed forever?

The Dreaming #19

Preview: Daphne Byrne #3 (of 6)

Daphne Byrne #3 (of 6)

(W) Laura Marks (A) Kelley Jones (CA) Piotr Jablonski
Hill House Comics
In Shops: Mar 04, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Daphne may have a lead on someone who can unravel the con she believes is being played on her mother. But is Daphne too late to prevent whoever it is from trying to take her under their wing? And does the mysterious spirit she calls Brother want to help her to save her mother? Or is he more interested in pushing Daphne to harness her seething rage?

Daphne Byrne #3 (of 6)
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