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DC Rebirth Roundup: Jan 3rd’s Comics

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s DC Rebirth: Recap And Review where we take a look at the comics released under DC‘s Rebirth banner and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers – we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for new readers to pick them up; the ratings are based solely on the issues released in the post-Rebirth ongoing series. More consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. You’ll also notice that each comic will get a rating that falls on Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale, which is there to help you pick between issues if you only want to check out one or two.

Not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I  sometimes forget to read them  (although that doesn’t happen often), or I really can’t bring myself to pic up the issue. If I have missed an issue, typically I won’t go looking for back issues to catch up on events – this feature is all about accessibility for new readers, after all.


 

BM_Cv38_dsBatman #38 A standalone story that’s nothing overly special, but is still worth a read all the same. Yes, it’s Friendly, assuming you’re aware who Batman is, and that he’s engaged to Catwoman. 6.5/10

Cyborg #20 Cyborg has been “cured” of his technological enhancements by a magical rhino horn that grants wishes at a cost (because why not?). But just when Cyborg needs his technology the most to free a group of children from a gang in Africa exploiting them for diamond mining, he’s bereft thanks to his wish. This issue is a little Unfriendly, but it’s a solid conclusion to. 7/10

Deathstroke #27 Welcome back to the brilliant yet almost impenetrable series that, I am convinced, would read much better in trade or as a binge. As much as I enjoy this series, the intrigue and quality of the  twists and turns wouldn’t survive a roundup post. Unfriendly, but so good. 8/10

Green Arrow #36 As good as this issue is, there’s really no coherent recap I can provide that will adequately summarize the previous events for you; you might pickup some details, but… yeah. This is just a touch Unfriendly a place to start reading, but you might want to consider a trade or two. 7.2/10

Green Lantarns #36 The Moloids, an alien population from a dead world have found refuge on a new planet. But their presence isn’t sitting well with the locals, and the two species are in a mixing pot of anger and misunderstandings that culminated in a murder of a high profile citizen. With the high priest of the Moloids taking blame for the murder, the truth was revealed to Simon Baz that a group called the Red Tide was responsible. And guess what Simon’s new love interest is a member of? This issue is Friendly, and pretty solid. 7.3/10

SM Cv38_dsNightwing #36 Nightwing was shot in the shoulder by the one cop he trusts after she was coerced into doing so by the Judge – a man who has history with Dick Grayson, and is seemingly able to convince people to give into their darkest desires. This issue is Friendly, and shows a more intense Nightwing than we’ve seen in some time. 7.4/10

Superman #38 If you want to start this series, frankly it’s best to wait till next issue. This is the penultimate chapter of a crossover between several different series, and thus Unfriendly for those looking to start reading Superman7/10

 



That’s a wrap for this week folks. I’ll see you next time!

Unboxing: One:12 Collective Deathstroke

A military man, Slade Wilson was recruited into the special ops unit Team 7, where he participated in highly dangerous classified missions. There he underwent an experimental procedure that granted him enhanced speed, strength and intelligence, effectively making him the world’s greatest soldier.

With lots of weapons, multiple heads, and tons of detail, we take a look at Mezco Toyz new One:12 Collective release, Deathstroke!

You can join the waitlist and order yours now!

DC Rebirth: Recap and Review Comics Released 12/6

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s DC Rebirth: Recap And Review where we take a look at the comics released under DC‘s Rebirth banner and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers – we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for new readers to pick them up; the ratings are based solely on the issues released in the post-Rebirth ongoing series. More consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. You’ll also notice that each comic will get a rating that falls on Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale, which is there to help you pick between issues if you only want to check out one or two.

Not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I  sometimes forget to read them  (although that doesn’t happen often), or I really can’t bring myself to pic up the issue. If I have missed an issue, typically I won’t go looking for back issues to catch up on events – this feature is all about accessibility for new readers, after all.


BM_Cv36_dsBatman #36 Batman got engaged to Catwoman. That’s all you need to know about perhaps the best issue of this series in a LONG time. Needless to say, this Friendly issue is a must read for anybody who enjoys the relationship between Batman and Superman. 9.25/10

Cyborg #19 An interesting, and ultimately Friendly, story that has the cybernetic hero far out of his usual environment. Unfortunately it’s entirely forgettable after Batman #366.75/10

Deathstroke #26 Deathstroke has been captured (four days ago) and his team of young heroes, Defiance, are unsure if his disappearance is another of his tests (as he is wont to do to assess their effectiveness) or if he’s genuinely in peril – though the young team aren’t overly sure how smart you’d have to be to kidnap Deathstroke. This series is best read in solid chunks (think trades), and picking up the series randomly tends to leave you hovering around the Friendly/Unfriendly line. Generally, the series has been at the very least worth reading. 7.25/10

Green Arrow #35 Ollie Queen has been accused of  a murder he didn’t commit (the supposed victim was kidnapped and held underground for sometime before being rescued in a catatonic state – and now Ollie doesn’t want to put her through more trauma so he’s facing trial for her murder… it’s a noble yet foolish gesture), and he’s also broke. In order to secure some evidence he needs, he needs to head underwater… the issue is relatively Friendly at this point. 7/10

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Green Lanterns #36 This issue is actually pretty Friendly all by its lonesome, even if it is the second in a two part story. Not the best, honestly, but enjoyable nonetheless. 6.75/10

Justice League #34 Pretty sure this is a standalone story, and as such it is Friendly, but once again not the best representation of the characters with as we follow what is essentially a day-in-the-life tale. Not a bad story to pick up, and  nice breather after several long arcs. 6.75/10

Nightwing #34 I’ll be completely honest with you: aside from the very basics I don’t remember too much about this series. Thankfully, there’s a recap given through the narrative on the first page that will get you right up to speed. It’s a Friendly, and very enjoyable twenty odd pages, but it’s also the end of an arc. Whether you start here or next issue, that’s up to you. 7.5/10

Superman #36 Look, I won’t beat around the bush. This is an Unfriendly mess at the best of times, and a convoluted waste at others, so if you want to start on this series, wait for the next issue. You’ll thank me. 5/10

 


That’s a wrap for this week folks. I’ll see you next time!

Preview: Deathstroke #26

Deathstroke #26

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Diogenes Neves, Jason Paz (CA) Ryan Sook
RATED T+
In Shops: Dec 06, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“The Fall of Slade” part one! Finally convinced that their leader is missing, Team Defiance begins the search for Deathstroke only to discover his situation is even more dire than expected. Meanwhile, Deathstroke-after being kidnapped by the Secret Society of Super-Villains-finds his past catching up with him when his former friend and ally Dr. Ikon confronts the repentant killer while repressing his own uncontrollable rage.

DC Collectibles’ Releases for July 2018

DC Collectibles’ electrifying July 2018 lineup will include a stunning DCTV 12-inch statue starring Jefferson Pearce as Black Lighting. The statue is based on the character appearance in the highly anticipated CW show and showcases actor Cress Williams’ likeness. Black Lightning is the latest character to join DC Collectibles bestselling DCTV statue line which already includes figures from hit DC shows The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Gotham.

DC Collectibles will also debut a Two-Face Coin prop replica as part of its DC Gallery line of collectibles. The new line brings to life the most iconic prop and accessories sported by DC’s most popular characters in three-dimensional form. The new Two-Face coin will follow the recently announced Joker Cane replica that hits stores in June 2018 and the already released Wonder Woman Bracelet With Lasso and Tiara set and Bat-signal.

See below for the full lineup of DC Collectibles’ July 2018 releases and above for imagery.

DCTV: BLACK LIGHTNING STATUE

  • Sculpted by Alterton
  • Size: 12.42’’ tall
  • MSRP: $130.00

DC GALLERY: TWO-FACE COIN PROP

  • Sculpted by Steve Kiwus
  • Size: 1.8’’ wide
  • MSRP: $30.00

DC ESSENTIALS: BATMAN, DEATHSTROKE, THE FLASH AND REVERSE-FLASH ACTION FIGURES

  • Size: 1:11 scale/ Average height 6.75”
  • MSRP: $26.00

DC BOMBSHELLS: WONDER WOMAN DELUXE STATUE

  • Designed by Ant Lucia
  • Sculpted by Chris Dahlberg
  • Size: 17.58’’ tall
  • MSRP: $200.00

GOTHAM CITY GARAGE: SUPERGIRL STATUE

  • Tattoo designed by Katherine Brannock
  • Sculpted by James Marsano
  • Size: 13.9’’ tall
  • MSRP $125.00

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE BATMAN BY BECKY CLOONAN

  • Designed by Becky Cloonan
  • Sculpted by Irene Matar
  • Size: 9.38’’ tall
  • MSRP: $80.00

Review: Titans: The Lazarus Contract

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 Titans, Teen Titans, and Deathstroke!

Titans: The Lazarus Contract collects Titans #11, Teen Titans #8, and Deathstroke #19-20 by Christopher Priest, Dan Abnett, and Benjamin Percy.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in bookstores on November 14. 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 or TFW

 

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Around the Tubes

So… who saw Thor: Ragnarok? According to the box office, a lot of you did! We’ll have our coverage later this morning, but until then, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

CBR – Comic Legends: Who’s the Mystery Villain in the X-Men Opening Credits? – Good question.

 

Reviews

Comicverse – Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #1

Herts Advertiser – Deadpool: World’s Greatest Secret Empire

Talking Comics – Deathstroke #25

Atomic Junk Shop – Snow Day

Austin Chronicle – Spinning

Preview: Deathstroke #25

Deathstroke #25

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, Trevor Scott, Norm Rapmund (CA) Ryan Sook
In Shops: Nov 01, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“The Society”! After betraying another assassin and violating an unwritten code of conduct, Deathstroke is kidnapped and brought to stand trial before the Secret Society of Super Villains! Will Deathstroke pay for his crime? And what of Slade Wilson’s recent turn toward heroism? Don’t miss this special bonus-size landmark issue guest-starring The Riddler, Black Manta, Reverse-Flash and more!

Exclusive Preview: Deathstroke #24

Deathstroke #24

Writer Christopher Priest
Artist Diogenes Neves
Cover Ryan Sook
U.S. Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: October 4, 2017

“DEFIANCE” part three! As Kid Flash gets to know his new teammates, he soon discovers that Defiance is a team built on secrets and lies…but Kid Flash might be keeping the biggest secret of all! Meanwhile, a dangerous new threat emerges from the Far East and threatens to destroy Defiance before they even begin!

Preview: Deathstroke #23

Deathstroke #23

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Diogenes Neves, Jason Paz (CA) Ryan Sook
In Shops: Sep 06, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“Defiance” part three! As the team begins to crack under Slade’s harsh leadership tactics, Defiance is called into action after a cruise ship gets hijacked on the open seas! It’s sink or swim for Deathstroke’s new squad when they’re put to the test against impossible odds!

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