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The weekend is almost here! Who’s going to see Infinity War (again)? Sound off in the comments! While you wait for the work day to end and weekend begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Beat – Tara Ferguson announces Comics Marketing, a new independent marketing company for comics – Congrats and good luck!

Newsarama – Independent Comics Summit Coming in July – Very interesting.

Jewish Telegraphic Agency – How comic books taught American kids about the Holocaust – Very interesting comic history.

The Beat – Are last minute convention cancellations hurting everyone? – Yes.

 

Review

Talking Comics – DC Nation #0

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Review: DC Nation #0

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got three stories for 25 cents!

DC Nation #0 features Tom King, Clay Mann, Jordie Bellaire, Clayton Cowles, Brittany Holzherr, Jamie S. Rich, Brian Michael Bendis, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Dexter Vines, Alex Sinclair, Josh Reed, Jessica Chen, Mike Cotton, Brian Cunningham, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez, Andworld Design, Andrea Shea, Rebecca Taylor, and Marie Javins.

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

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology

 

 

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Preview: DC Nation #0

DC Nation #0

(W) Tom King, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Brian Michael Bendis (A) Clay Mann, José Luis García-López (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
In Shops: May 02, 2018
SRP: $0.25

These stories will appear only in this comic book and will not be reprinted in another comic book before each series’ collected editions. Only the first printing of this issue will have a cover price of $0.25. This issue will ship with four covers.

Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, this special comic priced at just $0.25 US features three brand-new stories from a lineup of superstar talent-and each tale serves as a prelude to some of the biggest DC events of 2018!

First, find out how The Joker reacts when he discovers Catwoman has turned her back on crime and plans to marry his archnemesis. Can the Clown Prince of Crime stand to see Batman happy? Writer Tom King and artist Clay Mann set up the events that lead to BATMAN #50!

Then, DARK NIGHTS: METAL shook the DC Universe to its deepest foundations-now it’s time to rejoin legendary writer Scott Snyder, along with all-star artist Jorge Jimenez and co-writers James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson, for the prelude to JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! Discover what universe-shattering mysteries have emerged from the most wondrous and chaotic corners of the cosmos to hunt the Justice League in DC’s summer blockbuster event!
And get your first glimpse at Superman’s new world in this exclusive preview of the upcoming six-issue miniseries MAN OF STEEL, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by José Luis García-López. With Truth, Justice and the American Way all under attack, both Superman and Clark Kent find there’s never been a more important time to stand up for what they believe in.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

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.

 

Action Comics Special #1 (DC Comics) – An oversized special celebrating Superman with a long list of talent involved. If you want to continue celebrating Superman’s birthday, this is a way to do it!

Avengers #1 (Marvel) – Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness take on Marvel’s premiere team and when Aaron’s involved that guarantees and epic story.

Coda #1 (BOOM! Studios) – We’ve read the first issue and this new fantasy series is absolutely wonderful. If you dig a fantasy setting, this is a must.

Dark Ark #6 (AfterShock Comics) – This new take on Biblical tales has been fantastic and one of the comics we look forward to each and every month.

DC Nation #0 (DC Comics) – A special price and some key stories that will launch the next phase of DC Comics.

Death or Glory #1 (Image Comics) – We’ve read the first issue and it’s a solid story of crime and driving.

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through the Mirror #1 (IDW Publishing) – IDW has been rocking it when it comes to their Star Trek stories and the Mirror Universe. This new one has them coming into the Prime Universe and we’re excited to see where it goes.

The Walking Dead #179 (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment) – A new community and we’re waiting for the evil to be revealed.

Xerxes: Fall of the House of Darius #2 (Dark Horse) – The first issue was just ok but we want to see where Frank Miller takes this.

You Are Deadpool #1 (Marvel) – Choose Your Own Adventure + Deadpool + RPG elements = we want to check this out.

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! We’re still recovering from AwesomeCon (literally, stupid con crud). Some of the team will be at C2E2 (which we’ll have coverage) and of course we’ll be having some geeky fun! What are your plans? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Chicago Tribune – Iron Circus Comics brings diversity to the comic book market – And you should check it out!

Kotaku – Report: Stan Lee’s Stolen Blood Was Used to Sign Marvel Comics Sold in Las Vegas – As if things couldn’t get any weirder.

Broadway World – Nanits Universe Launches New Digital Comic Book Platform – Ok…

Newsarama – Black Panther to be First Movie Shown in Saudi Arabia in 35 Years – This is pretty cool.

The Comichron – How Action #1000’s reported 500k copies, DC Nation #0’s million might rank among century’s top comics – For those that enjoy the horse race.

 

Reviews

CBR – Venomized #1

Brian Michael Bendis to Take on Superman with a New #1, Jinxworld Comes to DC Comics, and a New Custom Imprint

Brian Michael Bendis‘ role for DC Comics has been revealed as he’ll be taking over writing duties for both Superman and Action Comics. The transition will include a new six-issue weekly miniseries, Man of Steel which launches in May.

Things begin for Bendis at DC with Action Comics #1000 which will be released in April 18. His contribution will tie directly into his run on Superman. Man of Steel will begin May 30. Man of Steel will include art by Ivan Reis, Evan “Doc” Shaner, Ryan Sook, Kevin Maguire, Adam Hughes, and Jason Fabok.

The prospect of writing Superman is what prompted Bendis to make the switch from Marvel to DC. It began after a trip to Cleveland, the birthplace of the classic character and also where Bendis grew up.

Bendis promises “big bombs” for his contribution to Action Comics #1000. His Man of Steel miniseries will bring an “upheaval” for the character. It brings in a new status quo for the character and debut a new villain who connects to Superman’s origin story and his birthright.

In July, Superman will relaunch with a new #1 while Action Comics will continue with #1001. Superman will be focused on the main character with “action stories” while Action Comics will be focused on Clark, Metropolis, and the Daily Planet.

Bendis run isn’t a reboot and will continue the work of current writer Dan Jurgens, Peter Tomasi, and Pat Gleason. There will be a focus on where the character has come from and the world we live in now.

There wwill also be a contribution to DC Nation #0 by Bendis. That comic releases on May 2 and Bendis is teaming with José Luis García-López, who came out of semi-retirement to do the story with him. That story will set up what’s coming in Action Comics. It’ll “dig deep into what’s going on at the Daily Planet.” The story will also introduce new cast members and new villains.

Expanding the scope of Superman’s city is a focus for Bendis. And it’s clear today’s world is having an impact in Bendis’ writing.

Writing Superman in today’s day and age is a such powerful experience. We live in a world where we’ve heard, ‘Truth, justice, and the American way’ our whole lives, right? But this is the first time those things are really not to be taken for granted.” Continuing, he noted with regret, “Truth has been revealed to not be as black and white as we thought it was; justice is sadly not always for everybody; and the American Dream, the American way of everybody coming here to pursue the idea that they can live a safe and healthy life — these are ideas we always took for granted, but now we don’t. No matter where you are politically, we just don’t take these things for granted anymore.

Even bigger news is that Bendis’ Jinxworld is coming to DC Comics. He describes it as a “genuine partnership” different than previous creator-owned deals the publisher has done before. Does this signal a shift at DC comics as a whole? The answer seems, yes.

The comic book publisher will release the Jinxworld library, which includes Powers, Jinx, Scarlet, A.K.A. Goldfish, Brilliant, Fire, Fortune & Glory, Total Sellout, The United State of Murder Inc. and release it digitally and in print through Jinxworld, through DC Comics. There’ll also be new material and new series. Powers, Scarlet, and The United State of Murder Inc. will get new stories.

Bendis has revealed an imprint for DC, similar to what Gerard Way is doing with DC’s Young Animal. Bendis will overse original content with a variety of characters and creators. The line will be a “select series of special comics” which will debut later this year. Bendis will be writing some and curating others. Some of the comics will feature DC characters in “unique situations.” The deal is described as more robust than Marvel’s printing Jinxworld comics under Marvel’s Icon imprint.

This deal is a “much larger plan by DC to reshape the company’s approach to publishing and relationships with creators and their content, adopting a more “cradle-to-grave” mindset toward the use of their products for existing and new audiences.”

Man of Steel #1-4 connecting covers by Ivan Reis.

Man of Steel #1-2 connecting covers by Ivan Reis.

Man of Steel #3-4 connecting covers by Ivan Reis.

(via Forbes)

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