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(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Sandy Jarrell, Laura Braga, Mirka Andolfo (CA) Ant Lucia
In Shops: Aug 16, 2017
In this final issue, will Power Girl join Faora in creating a new Krypton? When given the chance to avenge her family on Hugo Strange, will Lois Lane take the shot? Then, find out which side Lex Luthor has truly been on, and what this means for the future of the Bombshells!
Watch for the return of the Bombshells in an all-new series coming soon!
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Aneke, Laura Braga (A/CA) Mirka Andolfo
In Shops: Aug 02, 2017
Supergirl fights Faora, and Hugo Strange unleashes his failed lab experiments on Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy’s circus. Meanwhile, Killer Frost directs her mythical army into the city, and the supernatural Nazi invasion begins!
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 are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!
Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.
Top Pick: Superman #28 (DC Comics) – As part two of what has been one of my favorite comic tales for all of 2017 so far, to say I am amped up for “Road Trip” part 2 is quite the understatement. I enjoyed the first half so much that I can’t wait for a further look into the Kents impromptu jaunt across the good ole USA. Many touching scenes and cool moments we aren’t usually treated to in the comic books of these days and I want to be fed more that please!
Batman #28 (DC Comics) – This story has been back and forth in terms of good/ bad and coming off of a stellar interlude issue with the origin of Kite Man once again my interest has peaked. The homerun team of Grayson (King/ Janin) has a .500 average right now, I’m hoping they can break the spell and drill this one out of the park. It certainly has a lot of potential and I for one don’t want to leave the game early.
TMNT Dimension X #1 (IDW Publishing) – After the Free Comic Book Day special was such a blast, I am looking very forward to the Turtles returning to Dimension X. This title has been amazing since it’s become an IDW property and I see no signs of it slowing down. The road to issue 100 is going to be a fun one. Cowabunga!
X-Men Gold #9 (Marvel Comics) – Just like the title states, gold is what this has been since the relaunch. In fact it’s one of the only readable Marvel comics in the entire pantheon these days. Plus who doesn’t like them some Peter and Kitty? Nuff said.
Top Pick: Champions #11 (Marvel) – I just love this title; the action is good, love the characters and the team line up and I really like that between the super heroics, this title deals with issues that we see in our world every day, making it relevant and connecting with its readers. You’re missing out if you’re not reading this title.
Jessica Jones #11 (Marvel) – This has been an interesting title, and I am really liking the current story with Jessica getting stuck in the middle of Maria Hill, her secrets and the consequences of those secrets catching up with her. It’s a good read and one of my favorite characters.
X-Men Gold #9 (Marvel) – This has been a solid title from the beginning and one that I look forward to reading. I’m looking forward to this, as I always like to see Kitty and Colossus team up…and I know it’s corny, but I still get excited for the ‘will they or won’t they’ vibe I get when they’re teamed up, facing a threat together.
God Country TP (Image) – I love this book. This is a brilliant take on characters like Thor, with a senile old man who remembers his life when he holds a living sword that talks. So damn good!
Seven to Eternity #8 (Image) – Remender’s fantasy epic has been dark (like most of his work), unpredictable and exciting. I always am excited for more of his work.
Low #19 (Image) – Speaking of Remender, I wish this underwater (mostly) book came out faster, because it has been incredible so far.
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #7 (Marvel) – Duggan is turning into a powerhouse at Marvel. I’ve loved him on Deadpool and he fits perfectly with this team.
Top Pick: Mech Cadet Yu #1 (BOOM! Studios) – I love giant robots and this series seems to scratch that itch with a story that seems like it’s geared towards all-ages with some art that has caught my eye. Since its announcement, this is one I’ve been excited to read and now I finally have the chance.
Catalyst Prime: Noble #4 (Lion Forge Comics) – Lion Forge is doing something special here putting together a world that’s diverse in every sense. Characters, creators, locations, concepts, it’s a prime example of how to do it right.
Dead of Winter #1 (Oni Press) – The popular board game comes to comics and I’m really excited to see how it all translates.
Generations: Banner Hulk & Totally Awesome Hulk (Marvel) – I’m intrigued, I have to admit. I’m not sure what to expect from these comics that bring together classic characters with their more modern version.
Stained #4 (451 Media) – The previous three issues have been amazing in this cyberpunk/noir mashup that has such an air of cool about it all. Kind of hard to jump in on the fourth issue, but well worth grabbing if you can get all of the back issues too.
Top Pick: DC Comics Bombshells #32 (DC Comics) – Marguerite Bennett wrote this issue and it’s all about bad ass ladies kicking ass, heroes, antiheroes and those who inhabit the area in between. Multifaceted female comic book characters with levels? This is everything we’ve been waiting for.
Top Pick: Harley’s Little Black Book HC (DC Comics) – I am wildly, madly in love with Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti portrayal of the complex Quinn. Now almost everything I love about their take on the character is in one place! Harley Quinn getting her love and hate on, in sexy hard cover format. What’s not to love about Harley going toe to toe with heroes and villains and everyone else? I’ve got a space for this one , right next to Fight Club 2!
Ghost Station Zero #1 (Image) – I’m intrigued by the concept. I love a bad ass lady with a blade.
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Aneke, Laura Braga, Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Ant Lucia
In Shops: Jul 19, 2017
The sound of a metronome echoes through Leningrad’s streets, reminding people they are still alive…for now. Supergirl can feel her father is still alive, and joins Harley’s traveling circus, where Power Girl and Superman have now become part of the show! Then, it’s the return of Bunny Constantine as he and Zatanna fight Nazi-controlled mythical creatures in order to find Raven!
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Laura Braga, Aneke (CA) Ant Lucia
In Shops: Jun 21, 2017
Lois Lane and the Reaper join Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy’s travelling circus of mythical Russian creatures, where Poison Ivy uses her powers to alleviate the situation in Leningrad. Plus, Supergirl is forced to fight Power Girl!
The Nazi-punching fan-favorite heroes of DC Comics: Bombshells are returning for a brand-new digital-first series this August with Bombshells United. Wonder Woman, Batwoman, Supergirl and more continue to fight the oppressors of World War II as they head to a new location—the United States! Writer Marguerite Bennett continues to pen the greatest roster of female Super Heroes alongside artist Marguerite Sauvage, who returns to the title for the first arc.
The series refocuses our story as an alternate history and asks the question, ‘If you could live this life over, what would you do differently?‘” The series will take us back to different theaters of the war, and will tell stories of defining moments of the characters there — both the stories as they unfold within the Bombshells universe, as well as information on how the true events played out.
The new series is inspired by a dark chapter of American history that has been overlooked, ignored, or even erased from the national narrative, the interment of individuals during World War II.
Bennett did her research reading a variety of novels and history texts, taking several trips to Manzanar and speeking with volunteers. She also deferred to a variety of Asian-American creators and editors in order to make sure that the story she was creating was respectful, and she was telling an honest and truthful story, that drew heavily from the experiences of those who underwent the atrocity, and survived with power and grace.
The new tale begins in 1943, with Wonder Woman is headed to Arizona. Cassie Sandsmark and Donna Troy called for Diana’s help when their families were forced from their homes under Executive Order 9066, which displaces them and other Japanese and German Americans into internment camps. To save them, Wonder Woman will be forced to confront the very armed forces she fought beside on the European front. The series will continue to bring more of DC’s pantheon of female Super Heroes to the page, with thrilling new adventures within the alternate-history timeline.
The new series will also bring a new structure, with each arc focused on a particular hero or group of heroes, in order to dive deeper into each storyline.
The first chapter will launch Friday, August 25, with new chapters available weekly. Print issues will collect two digital chapters each beginning September 6, shipping twice monthly.