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Preview: Deadman #6

Deadman #6

(W) Neal Adams (A/CA) Neal Adams
In Shops: Apr 18, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Just as Ra’s al Ghul is hidden in this six-part miniseries, so is his near-demonic influence hidden and slowly revealed in this final issue! Boston Brand’s death was no accident, but a planned and ruthless murder…orchestrated by none other than the Head of the Demon. What Deadman needs now is either death-or the help of the World’s Greatest Detective!

Preview: Deadman #5

Deadman #5

(W) Neal Adams (A/CA) Neal Adams
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Sensei is down. Deadman is heading toward Nanda Parbat. Can Ra’s al Ghul be far behind? Secrets will be revealed and horrors tested, and the reader can search for Ra’s al Ghul on the cover. He is there. The plot thickens.

Preview: Deadman #4

Deadman #4

(W) Neal Adams (A/CA) Neal Adams
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

From behind the scenes rises “He Who Is Always There,” Ra’s al Ghul, the very worst option before or after the death of Boston Brand. No path, no future will remain uncorrupted as long as Ra’s al Ghul remains alive. Deadman would be better off if he halted his quest before death is the best of two options.

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week and we’re recovering from DC in D.C. which we’ll have lots of news out of coming in the next few days. While you wait, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Comichron – Weak December puts 2017 comic shop orders down 10%; big drop, but from a lofty perch – The chances of another up year were slim.

iO9 – Bruce Timm Wants To Make a Superman: Red Son Animated Adaptation – Yes please!

IGN – The Walking Dead Gets Season 9 Renewal and New Showrunner – Not too surprising.

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Atlas and Axis #1

The Guardian – Blankets

Geek Dad – Deadman #3

Comic Attack – Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories

Nothing But Comics – Sleepless #2

Comic Attack – Splatoon Vol. 1

Comics Bulletin – Taarna #1

Preview: Deadman #3

Deadman #3

(W) Neal Adams (A/CA) Neal Adams
RATED T
In Shops: Jan 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The Spectre, Etrigan the Demon and the Phantom Stranger smell death around Deadman-and they’ve come to get a whiff! But they’re about to learn how little they know-because the secrets they seek are actually held in the mind of Deadman’s father…and those secrets lie very close to a near-death experience.

Review: Deadman #2

Hold the cover of Deadman #2 up to the light and the danger that was invisible seconds before will be revealed! Now, any lingering doubt that Deadman was deliberately murdered in cold blood, and not as a test for the Hook to join the League of Assassins, is put to rest once and for all!

Neal Adams delivers another solid issue in series. Much like the first issue, the second manages to bring in a few other DC characters including The Phantom Stranger and Etrigan. And also like the first issue, they’re not the best help to Deadman as he tries to find Hook and his former sensei. Much like the first issue, the inclusion of the characters’ odd arrivals creates an interesting twist in the story as how Adams uses each characters’ particular talents to Deadman’s aid.

The art by Adams is impressive. Adams uses a couple of contrasting settings on Deadman’s journey as well as bringing in some entertaining fight scenes that uses Deadman’s abilities and seeing him fights as himself or as a possessed body.

This is one for Adams fans. If you enjoyed the first issue, the second continues the journey Adams has crafted and the art shows off why he’s considered one of the best.

Story: Neal Adams Art: Neal Adams
Story: 8.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Deadman #2

Deadman #2

(W) Neal Adams (A/CA) Neal Adams
RATED T+
In Shops: Dec 06, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Hold the cover of DEADMAN #2 up to the light and the danger that was invisible seconds before will be revealed! Now, any lingering doubt that Deadman was deliberately murdered in cold blood, and not as a test for the Hook to join the League of Assassins, is put to rest once and for all!

Review: Deadman #1

“Journey into Death” part one! When we last left Deadman, the true story had barely begun! Deadman’s death was unsolved, and his fate was intertwined with that of his parents and siblings. Even the Dark Night Detective couldn’t solve the mysteries of Boston Brand’s fantastic secrets! Now, Batman is back, confronting Deadman about who was really behind his death. Was Boston Brand’s assassination a test for the League of Assassins? Why does Batman think Ra’s al Ghul was involved? And why does Deadman need the help of Zatanna, Phantom Stranger, Dr. Fate and the Spectre to defend Nanda Parbat?

A lot happens as past, and present collide in Deadman #1. Writer Neal Adams throws in a lot in the first issue including Batman, Commissioner Gordan, Alfred, and Ra’s al Ghul into the story as Deadman tries to find our about the truth surrounding his death. The truth thought is not what he expected as an old nemesis returns. Adams packs a lot into an issue that dives into Deadman’s past.

The art is classic Neal Adams. Adams brings his signature style to this character and the world. That includes a lot of settings and events that reveal a quick origin story for Deadman.

The issue does a good job of catching up those that are unfamiliar with the character. Yet it also expands on that origin too. This is one for fans of Adams’ work.

Story: Neal Adams Art: Neal Adams
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Deadman #1

Deadman #1

(W) Neal Adams (A/CA) Neal Adams
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 01, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“Journey into Death” part one! When we last left Deadman, the true story had barely begun! Deadman’s death was unsolved, and his fate was intertwined with that of his parents and siblings. Even the Dark Night Detective couldn’t solve the mysteries of Boston Brand’s fantastic secrets! Now, Batman is back, confronting Deadman about who was really behind his death. Was Boston Brand’s assassination a test for the League of Assassins? Why does Batman think Ra’s al Ghul was involved? And why does Deadman need the help of Zatanna, Phantom Stranger, Dr. Fate and the Spectre to defend Nanda Parbat?

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.

Atomic Robo: Spectre of Tomorrow #1 (IDW Publishing) – Atomic Robo and his crew are back in a whole new adventure! If you’ve never read this series, now’s the time to start in a series that’s fun, full of action, with fantastic art, and great for young and old alike.

Batman #34 (DC Comics) – Batman and Catwoman are touring the globe after their engagement and the first stop is to take care of loose strings concerning his relationship with Talia Al-Ghul.

Batman: The Devestator #1 (DC Comics) – The latest one-shot focused on a Batman from the Dark Multiverse, this one mixing Batman with Doomsday!

Black Lightning: Cold, Dead, Hands #1 (DC Comics) – With a new television series around the corner, DC has launched this mini-series from the characters original creator. With a slight update for the times, the first issue is a fantastic read that touches upon real world issues.

Captain America #695 (Marvel) – Captain America’s reputation (and the character) are definitely at a low point thanks to a year and a half of stories that saw him betraying everything he stood for. Can the new creative team redeem the character?

Catalyst Prime: Noble #6 (Lion Forge Comics) – If you haven’t been checking out Lion Forge’s Catalyst Prime universe, you’re missing out. The comic line has diverse voices in creators, characters, styles, it’s a fresh take on the superhero genre.

Deadman #1 (DC Comics) – Neal Adams on Deadman… do you need to know anything else?

Gravediggers Union #1 (Image Comics) – A new Image series and this first issue is oversized. By Wes Craig and Toby Cypress, this series sees a group that are the only ones that can stop the apocalypse. Steroid zombies, monster gods, swamp vampires, ghost storms, and space monkeys!

The Jetsons #1 (DC Comics) – If you read the already released short take on these characters you’ll know why we’re excited for this new comic. A very interesting take on the classic characters that has us pondering existence.

Lazaretto #3 (BOOM! Studios) – A claustrophobic series taking place in a college dorm focused on an outbreak. The art has us mixed but the story is top notch and rather creep since it could really happen.

No. 1 With a Bullet #1 (Image Comics) – Another new Image series by Jacob Semahn and Jorge Corona that sounds like it takes on technology with a slight horror take. We always dig some good ole futurism.

Power Pack #63 (Marvel) – It’s Power Pack, that’s reason enough to get us excited.

TMNT/Ghostbusters II #1 (IDW Publishing) – The two franchises are back together and the Ghostbusters must save the Turtles from the ghost dimension.

Unpresidential (Z2 Comics) – Some solid satire on American politics and culture it features Kim Jong Un running for President.

The Walking Dead #173 (Skybound/Image Comics) – Things are heating up and we want to know what, and who, Michonne and her team discover!

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