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Scott Snyder, Jim Cheung, and Jorge Jiménez Take on the Justice League Starting in June

DC Entertainment continues to attract dynamic, top-name talent, announcing today that artists Jim Cheung and Jorge Jiménez will join writer Scott Snyder in launching DC’s flagship Justice League in June.

On sale June 6, Justice League #1 follows the events of DC Nation #0 (on sale May 2) and Justice League: No Justice (on sale weekly from May 9 through 30). The Justice League is launched into a mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes…in ways our heroes couldn’t possibly imagine! In this debut issue, Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will shatter the world as they know it, while a familiar face strikes out on a dark path…

Shipping biweekly, in Justice League #2 on June 20 by Snyder and Jiménez, the League is faced with an impossible decision…and now they must face the consequences! While Martian Manhunter and Batman attempt to recruit an old ally back into the fold, The Flash and Hawkgirl are blindsided by new challenges that could rewrite their mythologies!

Justice League #1 arrives in stores June 6, followed by Justice League #2 on June 20. Below is a first look at both Cheung and Jiménez’ covers for their issues. Fans can also expect variant covers by Jim Lee and Scott Williams.

Batman: The Enemy Within Full Season Trailer

Since the complete second season will soon be available for download, we’re excited to share the official full season trailer for Batman: The Enemy Within, the five-part episodic game series that continues Telltale‘s unique take on the World’s Greatest Detective. This trailer recaps the events of the entire season but focuses primarily on the relationship players built with former Arkham Asylum inmate John Doe, a relationship that will soon culminate in the birth of The Joker.

The season’s fifth and final episode, ‘Same Stitch,’ launches Tuesday, March 27 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, and mobile. The episode will soon receive two separate trailers of its own — one for each possible version of The Joker.

The choices players have made over the course of the season will determine which story — and which version of The Joker — they’ll see in the finale. Same Stitch features two totally separate takes on the fully evolved John Doe: one a ruthless villain that hews closer to the classic Clown Prince of Crime and the other an unpredictable vigilante that’s unlike any other portrayal of DC’s iconic character.

In total, Same Stitch contains three and a half hours of content spread across two completely distinct storylines that share, at most, only three overlapping scenes. Each of those storylines includes further conditional variations that reflect players’ earlier choices and make Same Stitch, mathematically, Telltale’s “branchiest” episode ever. With over 4,500 lines of dialogue divided among 38 characters, the overall script for the episode is larger than Christopher Nolan’s entire Dark Knight trilogy.

Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale’s vision of Batman features an award-winning cast of talent including Troy Baker, who returns to his dual role as Bruce Wayne and Batman, as well as Anthony Ingruber, who reprises his fresh take on ‘John Doe,’ better known to fans as The Joker.

A ‘Season Pass Disc’ for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is currently available at retailers across North America and Europe. The disc includes the first episode of the season, as well as download access to all subsequent episodes as they are released.

Batman: The Enemy Within is a standalone product separate from the first season of Batman – The Telltale Series. Both products are licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and based on DC’s iconic character. Episode five, ‘Same Stitch,’ has been rated ‘Mature’ by the ESRB.

SyFy’s Krypton Gets a New Trailer

Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Based on DC characters, Krypton is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy). Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead) will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Every generation needs hope.

Krypton Premieres March 21 at 10/9c on SYFY.

Mini Reviews For The Week Ending 3/10

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for.

These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews.

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MMIR_Cv7_dsMister Miracle #7 (DC)**– Something of a “let’s take a breath here for a minute” issue in terms of action, but a very big day indeed in the lives of Scott Free and Big Barda as they welcome their first child into the world. A rather charming and heartwarming little story from Tom King and Mitch Gerads here, with some seriously ominous shit ripping the rug out from under everything right at the very end. Don’t know what it all means yet. Looking forward to finding out. Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Slots #6 (Skybound/Image)** – Dan Panosian puts his six-parter to bed in grand style with a story that wraps up every loose end in both highly believable and highly satisfactory fashion. The icing on a really fun, gorgeously-illustrated cake. Grab it in trade is you haven’t been picking up the singles, you won’t be disappointed. Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

VS #2 (Image)** – Really digging Esad Ribic’s art on this series, but it’s really hard to say if Ivan Brandon’s militaristic take on “Ready Player One” is going anywhere interesting. I’ll stick it out for another issue or two in order to find out, but this is so far just really dynamically-illustrated virtual reality-type stuff. Overall: 6. Recommendation: Read if you picked up the first issue, otherwise take a pass

Postal: Laura #1 (Top Cow/Image)** – Bryan Hill and Isaac Goodhart get one more crack at the world they did such a terrific job bringing to life in this final epilogue to their long-running series, and for people who were wondering whether or not a book-length postscript was going to be essential reading, trust me when I say — it is. Not sure why Laura gets the title honors with this one as the story is about the final fate of Mark and Maggie more than anything else, but other than that? No complaints whatsoever. Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy


AC_Cv999Vampironica #1 (Archie)– Greg and Meg Smallwood kick Vampironica off with a riveting, gory destruction of toxic masculinity via vampire/vampire killer Veronica, but then immediately put on the brakes for a non-descript origin story. The environs of the Lodge mansion is perfect for Greg Smallwood’s atmospheric horror storytelling, but he and Meg Smallwood don’t make a connection between Veronica’s personality and her newly vampiric nature. Hopefully, future stories focus more on her as a vamprie and less on the hackneyed Archie/Betty/Veronica love story. Overall: 7 Verdict: Read

Action Comics #999 (DC)- In Dan Jurgens’ penultimate issue of Action Comics, he and artist Will Conrad prove they really understand the character of Superman. They tell a standalone story of Superman and Clark Kent finding a better way and rebuilding damage done by his son Jon’s grandfathers, Jor-El and Sam Lane. As Superman, he destroys the Phantom Zone once and for all and finds a more humane way to imprison Cyborg Superman by surrounding him in a room where he can experience memories of his life as Hank Henshaw. As Clark Kent, he admits fault for not introducing General Lane to his grandson earlier and admires his determination as a military even if Lane will never be a big fan of Superman. Despite some time travel shenanigans and pitfalls, Jurgens’ recent run on the Superman titles has been about establishing Superman and Clark as a family man and ending the issue with a family meal warmly drawn in a photorealistic, but not stiff style by Conrad is a fantastic culmination to Jurgens’ arc for the Kent family. Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

New Mutants: Dead Souls #1 (Marvel)– Matthew Rosenberg, Adam Gorham, and Michael Garland throw it back to the early 90s (And the 80s briefly.) in New Mutants: Dead Souls. However, this comic isn’t just a nostalgia trip for fans of Magik, Strong Guy, Wolfsbane, Rictor, and Boom Boom, but has great banter, social commentary, and some zombie bashing action. Gorham is best at drawing the creepy horror bits while Garland pours on the yellow, and for two seconds, it’s like you’re reading the Chris Claremont/Bob McLeod New Mutants. But the X-Men “Little League” has changed for better and worst, and this mini will explore this. Magik is definitely the standout character in the early going. Overall: 8 Verdict: Buy


Star Wars :Thrawn #2 (Marvel)– As Thrawn moves up the ranks, he faces resistance and prejudice as his commission still feels like a black eye to the elite. In this issue, we find Thrawn in the midst of a secret experiment and dealing with a new captain, which leads theit ship to responding to a distress call. What Thrawn and Eli find is a ship taken over by Pirates and a crew under siege. By issue’s end, our protagonists rescue the crew, take back the ship and Eli gets an interesting proposition. Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy


 AVENGERS_NO_SURRENDER_CVR_684Avengers #684 (Marvel) – This comic was a blast. You get a Green Hulk we all know and love, and a Red Hulk that is as awesome as he is ridiculous. They have been merging all of The Avengers teams really well in this event, and this book is no different. Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #301 (Marvel) – Overall: Chip Zdarsky has really found his footing not his series. I wasn’t into it as much when it first began, but it has become a very fun series. He nails Spidey’s humor and this issue which deals with time travel embraces the silliness perfectly. I love the trip down memory lane with Spidey’s rogues gallery and the usual fun quips Parker is famous for. The art also has a nice throwback feel to it. Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Old Man Logan #36 (Marvel) – Wilson Fisk is now Mayor of New York, and as usual Logan is pulled into something he doesn’t want to deal with. This was a solid start to this arc, and Brisson continues to shine on this title. It’s always good to see Fisk popping up in another title, and now with him being Mayor, I am hoping for some fun crossovers throughout the Marvel universe Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Buy



Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write. See you next week!

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

Those Two Geeks Episode Twenty: Tangents Galore!

On the docket this week: The geeks debut a new segment, have a half dozen tangents and talk about a bunch of other movie related things.

As always, the Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jc_hesh if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter or email ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you next week in the future!

Preview: The Wildstorm: Michael Cray #6

The Wildstorm: Michael Cray #6

Story: Bryan Hill Breakdowns: Larry Hama
Art: N. Steven Harris Ink: Dexter Vines Color: Dearbhla Kelly Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover: Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz, Steve Buccellato
Variant Cover: Larry Stroman, Mark Morales, Hi-Fi
Group Editor: Marie Javins, Group Editor: Rob Levin Assistant Editor: Diego Lopez
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The hunt for Arthur Curry continues, but Cray’s decisions and plans are beginning to push his teammates to the brink of abandoning him. And when Cray’s tumor begins to act in ways that it hasn’t before, his underwater brawl may end with Cray floating up to the surface as a dead man.

Preview: Trinity #19

Trinity #19

Story: James Robinson Art: Jack Herbert
Color: Gabe Eltaeb Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Cover: Guillem March, Tomeu Morey
Variant: Bill Sienkiewicz
Editor: Paul Kaminski Assistant Editor: Andrea Shea
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“No Home for you Here” part three! War has erupted on Skartaris, and Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are caught in the middle and fighting for their very survival! As Deimos’ army lays siege to Shamballah, Jennifer Morgan reveals the core of the conflict to the Trinity: control
of time itself! Don’t miss the shocking conclusion that will leave the fate of one of the closest confidants of our heroes in deadly question!

Preview: Titans #21

Titans #21

(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Paul Pelletier, Andrew Hennessy
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“Titans Apart” part two! Arsenal hits rock bottom when he is betrayed by his closest ally and left for dead, and to make matters worse, his oldest friends, the former Titans, don’t seem to trust him anymore. How far will Roy Harper go to discover the truth behind the conspiracy that no one else can see? And will the truth set him free…or will it destroy him?

Preview: Supergirl #19

Supergirl #19

(W) Steve Orlando, Vita Ayala (A) Jamal Campbell (CA) Jorge Jimenez
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

In his search to write a CatCo piece on the truth about Supergirl, Ben Rubel interviews a young kid named Lee Serano, who recently became friends with the Girl of Steel. As Lee struggles with their parents and bullies at school for acceptance as non-binary, Supergirl is caught between punching her way through the problem and standing beside Lee as a symbol of hope.

The Library of Congress and DC Entertainment Celebrate 80 Years of Superman

The Library of Congress will celebrate the 1000th issue of seminal DC comic book series Action Comics, a commemoration of 80 years of Superman, with a live interview featuring DC legends on Thursday, March 29. Former publisher and president of DC, Paul Levitz, will join famed DC writer and artist Dan Jurgens, known for his work on the Superman series and the pop culture phenomenon “The Death of Superman,” for a conversation about the history of superhero comics, the writers and artists who create comics and the legacy of DC’s iconic Superman character. The event coincides with Awesome Con, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center beginning March 30.

Levitz and Jurgens will be interviewed by creator Michael Cavna, of the Eisner-nominated “Comic Riffs” column for The Washington Post. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in the Coolidge Auditorium on the ground floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free, but tickets are required.

The event also will be livestreamed on the Library’s YouTube channel. Follow the conversation on Twitter at @librarycongress and #LibraryofAwesome.

Guests will preview of Action Comics #1000, which features the DC debut of acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis, art by legendary DC Comics publisher and artist Jim Lee and stories from Superman writer Peter J. Tomasi, artist Pat Gleason and artist Dan Jurgens. Selected materials from the Library’s comic book and comic art collections will also be on display during the event.

In 2017, the Library welcomed visitors to explore “Library of Awesome,” a pop-up display of more than 100 iconic comic-book issues of today’s most popular characters. The collections of the Library of Congress include nearly 140,000 comic books dating back to the 1930s.

DC Entertainment will publish a new hardcover book, “Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman,” this spring as part of the celebration of the 1,000th issue of Action Comics—the longest continually published comic book of its kind in history, the series that introduced Superman to the world and the title that launched the superhero genre.

This “Library of Awesome” event is made possible by gifts to the Library of Congress Fund. Those interested in supporting free programs at the Library can contact devofc@loc.gov.

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