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Early Preview: Super Powers #1

Super Powers #1

Written by: Franco, Art Baltazar
Cover by: Art Baltazar
Variant cover by: Franco

Aw yeah, the World’s Greatest Heroes are back in a new, all-ages miniseries—except for Batman! Superman helps out by cleaning up in Gotham City, where he discovers a clue that sends Wonder Woman into space to find the Caped Crusader. Her journey brings her a step closer to Batman, but can she uncover the truth behind his disappearance? From the award-winning creative team that brought you TINY TITANS and SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES!


TV Review: Arrow S5E3 A Matter of Trust

arrowThe Green Arrow is forced to face a powerful new drug dealer when Wild Dog goes off on his own.

Arrow as the title of the episode suggests is all about trust. The entire episode is about Oliver trusting other individuals whether it’s as Green Arrow or his job as the Mayor. Even the flashbacks that we get in the episode is about trust and Oliver learning that when it comes to his new crew.

The episode takes off when Wild Dog goes off on his own resulting in an individual being enhanced and also screwing up an investigation that police were going to do concerning the influx of drugs into the city. But, even though Wild Dog made a mistake if Oliver had listened to him there wouldn’t even have been an issue to start. So, trust goes two ways it shows.

But that episode theme is throughout the episode. Felicity has to decide if she’ll tell the truth about the death of his family and city to Rory and there’s also Thea basically running the city for Oliver and Thea learning about trusting the media. Lessons are learned and it’s pretty obvious what the point of the episode was. That’s not a bad thing and brings various aspects of the core of the season together.

There’s also Diggle dealing with the fallout of what we last saw and how Lyla reacts. The less said about that, the better as I have no idea where it’s going.

I think the coolest aspect of the show has to do with Curtis Holt who not only gives us our first Mr. Terrific moment but sports the iconic face paint.

The series is doing a good job of balancing the various aspects of Oliver’s roles and it’s entertaining to watch. The series has been improving this season in that way and here’s to seeing where it all goes.

Overall rating: 7.45

Review: Trinity # 2

tri_cv2_ds*Warning Spoilers Below*

“Home or something just like it”

The Holy Trio of the DC Universe are continuing their adventure from last time where they left off. Aside from a very awkward dinner, things just got even weirder.

We find our heroes smack dab in the middle of Smallville in the Kent Family Farm with Superman holding the limp body of none other than Jonathan Kent. To make that even worse Superman is being accused of murdering his father. So how is this possible? Time Travel? Alternate reality? Well before we get bothered by the details, lets just assess the facts. We have Superman and Jonathan Kent alive and well again. Check. Then we have a young pre-teen powered Clark Kent. Check. Also members of the Justice League. Check. Confused yet? Good, here we go…

We start off with young Clark throwing a tantrum and walloping Batman and getting a good sucker punch in on Superman before he goes storming through the roof and out of the barn.

Clark and Bruce both acknowledge that even at this young age Clark packs a punch. Clark then gives Jonathan CPR and is able to revive him. Instead of joy it’s horror on his father’s eyes he sees. Jonathan recognizes the “S” symbol on Superman’s chest and immediately assumes the three must be here to take his son Clark back to whatever world they hail from.

Superman assures Jonathan this isn’t the case and they just want to help. Batman fearing they have some how traveled to the past, advises him to not be tempted to interact too much or they could inadvertently change history somehow.

The story then switches to Jon and Lois back on their farm in Hamilton County. She tells Jon that now his dad is back as Superman full time, there will be some long moments he won’t be around, but he will always come back. She tells him not to worry about what happened at supper (see last issue) and it wasn’t his fault. There will be lots of challenges but he will step up just like his father has. It is really nice to see a writer capture the nurturing side of Lois Lane. It is not one we have been privy to as readers very often but it is one that still fits well within the confines of her character.

The next moment we are back with our heroes in an amusing situation as they find themselves all packed in Jonathan’s pick up and heading into town. Batman’s expression and response is priceless. Jonathan apologizes for their discomfort but he doesn’t know how the people of the town would react to the sight of them. Plus knowing they might not be in a place where they are even supposed to exist, this is the more prudent way to handle things at the moment.

When they arrive they start going over the side of the mountain and see a stream and Superman suddenly gets light headed and Jonathan fishes him right out. Superman in awe of the irony of being saved by his father in this manner starts to open up to him. He tells him that he can’t give him all the answers he may need but that he was more than enough capable of handing his son everything he will need for the future.

While it wasn’t the spectacular outing that the inaugural issue was, this wasn’t bad either.The art by Francis Manapul is just wonderful to look at and I think he handles the Big Three up there with some of the best writers ever. The more calm story beats were the most enjoyable, but I’m not sold on this storyline yet. Also, the cliffhanger reveal at the end left me very underwhelmed. There were some issues following the pace of the story particularly when it comes to distinguishing between Young Clark and Jon. I have faith he can turn it around but I just wish there was a better end of the issue reveal. Here’s to hoping that Manapul injects more Lois and Jon in the mix because they are a delight on the page. Every installment can’t be super but it was still much better than Justice League.

Story: Francis Manapul Art: Francis Manapul
Story: 7 Art: 8.5 Score: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Take part in Gal Gadot & Patty Jenkins Facebook Live Chat

Wonder Woman is designated as United Nations Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls in support of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal No. 5 – to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The historic moment was live streamed and throughout the day there’s Q&As with individuals associated with the iconic character.

Currently, there’s a Facebook Live Q&A going on with director Patty Jenkins and actress Gal Gadot which you can participate in on the page or below.

Exclusive Preview: Sixpack and Dogwelder Hard-Travelin’ Heroz #3

Sixpack and Dogwelder Hard-Travelin’ Heroz #3

Written by: Garth Ennis
Art by: Russell Braun
Cover by: Steve Dillon

Sixpack and the gang are ready to accompany Dogwelder to the tombs of the pharaohs in search of his true mission. At least, that’s what John Constantine told them they’re doing, and he’s pals with the Justice League, so he oughta know a thing or two about missions. Dogwelder, unfortunately, has other plans, some as mysterious as the Sphinx.


Watch Live as Wonder Woman is Designated As United Nations Honorary Ambassador

To celebrate the historic moment when Wonder Woman is designated as the United Nations’ first Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, the United Nations will live stream the event beginning at 12 p.m. ET/ 9 a.m. PT on Friday, October 21, a day that also commemorates the iconic Super Hero’s official 75th anniversary. The event will be followed by Facebook Live and Twitter Q&As with Lynda Carter, as well as Gal Gadot with director Patty Jenkins.

In her new position, Wonder Woman will move beyond battling Super-Villains to raise awareness of the U.N.’s campaign for gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal No. 5) and the empowerment of women and girls as a critical component for a peaceful and prosperous world.

Leading up to the event, both the U.N. and DC Entertainment have launched websites that will provide regular updates and information about the campaign. Visit the U.N. site and DC’s site.

More details about the year-long campaign will be unveiled during the ceremony by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson. Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman in the beloved 1970s television series and now appears as president on The CW’s Supergirl, and Gal Gadot, who will star in next year’s Wonder Woman feature film, will also be part of the designation ceremony.

The livestream event is slated to run from approximately 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET on October 21.

The event will be followed by Facebook Live and Twitter Fan Q&As with Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins, as well as a Facebook Live Q&A with Lynda Carter. Fans are invited to watch a Facebook Live conversation with Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins at 1pm ET/10am PT at Facebook.com/WonderWomanFilm, then at 1:20pm ET/10:20am PT follow @GalGadot and @PattyJenks for a live Twitter Q&A. At 1:30pm ET/10:30am PT fans can watch Facebook.com/TheCWSupergirl for a Facebook Live conversation with Lynda Carter.


Preview: Green Arrow #9

Green Arrow #9

Written by: Benjamin Percy
Art by: Juan Ferreyra
Covers Otto Schmidt
Variant cover by: Neal Adams

“ISLAND OF SCARS” part two! Lost and alone on a remote island, John Diggle finds a secret facility manufacturing illegal narcotics, and an eccentric drug king who’ll stop at nothing to protect his empire. Where are Green Arrow and Black Canary, and will they reunite with Diggle before it’s too late?


Preview: Cyborg #3

Cyborg #3

Written by: John Semper, Jr.
Art by: Will Conrad
Cover by: Will Conrad
Variant cover by: Eric Canete

“THE IMITATION OF LIFE” part four! The lives of Vic Stone and the S.T.A.R. Labs crew are thrown into chaos following an assault by a twisted mechanical menace that believes it’s Cyborg’s true father!


Preview: Superman #9

Superman #9

Written by: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Jaime Mendoza, Doug Mahnke
Cover by: Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason
Variant cover by: Kenneth Rocafort

“RETURN TO DINOSAUR ISLAND” part two! Trapped on a strange island removed from time, Superman and Son encounter a lone survivor from the past. He may hold the key to their escape, but first they must survive the other denizens of the Island.


Preview: Trinity #2

Trinity #2

Written by: Francis Manapul
Art by: Francis Manapul
Cover by: Francis Manapul
Variant cover by: Frank Cho

“BETTER TOGETHER” part two! Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman have uncovered a window into their very souls: and the power of temptation proves to be stronger than any villain they could battle! The bonds of friendship and trust between the most formidable heroes on the planet will be tested to their breaking point, with the lives of innocents hanging in the balance!


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