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Preview: Detective Comics #945

Detective Comics #945

(W) James TynionIV (A) Al Barrionuevo, Carmen Nunez Carnero, Scott Hanna (CA) Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez
In Shops: Nov 23, 2016
SRP: $2.99

“The Victim Syndicate” part three! Batman is trying his best to hold his team together, but Spoiler might have every reason to walk out the door…and others might follow!

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Around the Tubes

bm66mww77_ch01-d_sfcoverIt’s turkey day here in the US so Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! For those in the rest of the world, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Kotaku – Even the Joker Can’t Save an Underwhelming Episode of Telltale’s Batman Game – Anyone playing this?

MIT Technology – AI Machine Attempts to Understand Comic Books … and Fails – A failure of the writing…

Chicago Tribune – Movie adaptation of graphic novel ‘The Empty Man’ to film in Chicago – Heads up Chicago readers.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 Chapter 1

Newsarama – Captain Marvel #10

Newsarama – Civil War II #7

Talking Comics – Civil War II #7

Newsarama – Death of X #4

Newsarama – Detective Comics #945

Comic Attack – Horizon #5

Atomic Junk Shop – Paper Girls #1

Newsarama – Wonder Woman #11

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

adbook01_coverartWednesdays 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!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Joe

Top Pick: AD: After Death #1 (Image Comics) – Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire are two of my favorite people in comics. Now they will be together with Lemire doing some fantastic art (one of his talents that is very underrated) on a book that they call part comic and part prose. This book asks the question, what if we could cure death? I am sure not everything will go well, but time will tell. What would a world with no death be like? Would it be as great as we think? The previews I have seen so far are beautiful, and I am very excited for the story this oversized book will tell.

The Mighty Thor #13 (Marvel) – After an excellent first issue of The Unworthy Thor that saw the return of Odinson, we will return to the current and actual holder of the Thor title. This issue will see the start of a massive war, and it will be interesting to see how this affects not only Thor, but Odinson as well. What will Odin do? Or Loki? This series has been fantastic all the way back to the last run. The story is great, the art is some of the best in comics, so yes, this is definitely high on my list.

Dept. H #8 (Dark Horse) – Who did it!? That’s the question we are all asking along with our protagonist, while everyone tries to avoid drowning to death. The water is rising and so are tensions. As they search for answers, they also have to search for a way to survive. Did someone sabotage the base? It would sure seem it. Matt and Sharlene Kindt have been doing such a fantastic job on this book and I expect that to continue.

Detective Comics #945 (DC Comics) – The Victim Syndicate continues, and I want to find out more about these characters. We basically know they want to make Batman hurt for what they think he did to them, but how far will they take things? It definitely seems like pretty far if the last issue is any sign. This is one of the best DC books, and probably my favorite bat book each month, so I am definitely looking forward to this.

bsusa_002_cover-a_braithwaiteWonder Woman #11 (DC Comics) – Speaking of the best DC book, this just may be it. Wonder Woman is probably their most consistent title, and Greg Rucka is writing a heck of a tale, well two tales each month. I love the going back and forth between the year one and the current storyline, and seeing how they tie together. Will we finally get some big answers this issue? This is a book everyone should be reading every month. Highly recommended.

 

Alex

Bloodshot U.S.A. #2 (Valiant) – I’ve recent been reading the earlier issues of Bloodshot from a few years ago, which has gotten me incredibly excited to get my hands on this issue with a new found appreciation for the character.

Venom #1 (Marvel) – Knowing next to nothing about this series, or Venom’s history since the symbiote was bonded to Flash Thompson, this is going to be an interesting read. Hopefully, it’s a little more than half decent.

Ninjak #21 (Valiant) – I’m looking forward to this more for the end of the arc than anything else. I’ve been pretty underwhelmed by The Fist And The Steel arc, although it was a perfectly serviceable story, it just didn’t do it for me. I’m hoping the next arc will be different, but we have to read this first.

 

warlords_of_appalachia_002_a_mainBrett

Top Pick: AD: After Death Book 1 (Image Comics) – Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire. Those two names alone should give you enough reason to pick up this first issue. The concept is interesting and Joe covered that above, but these are creators who I expect quality when I see their names and they consistently deliver. I don’t flinch at recommending this one and it’s near the top of my reading list.

Civil War II #7 (Marvel) – I’ll be the first to say this event has been a disaster from the beginning, but it’s a trainwreck where I want to see what happens next.

Death of X #4 (Marvel) – Filling in the gaps post-Secret Wars we finally find out what happened to Cyclops and a few others. That’s enough to get me to check out this final issue of the miniseries and also to see what happens next with the next event IVX.

Captain Canuck #10 (Chapterhouse Comics) – Comics should be fun and Captain Canuck consistently delivers that without the grim and dark that so many others rely on.

Warlords of Appalachia #2 (BOOM! Studios) – Might as well get ahead of the curve in what very well may be a prescient series. The story involves an uprising from Kentucky post second Civil War… entertainment is feeling a bit too real here.

Preview: Detective Comics #944

Detective Comics #944

Written by: James T Tynion IV
Art by: Eber Ferreira, Eddy Barrows
Cover by: Jason Fabok
Variant cover by: Rafael Albuquerque

“The Victim Syndicate” part two! The mysterious First Victim has launched an assault on Batman and his team, forcing them to fight an enemy they know nothing about, who seems to have the support of an entire network of strange new foes!

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Preview: Detective Comics #943

Detective Comics #943

Written by: Raúl Fernández, James T Tynion IV
Art by: Alvaro Martinez
Cover by: Jason Fabok
Variant cover by: Rafael Albuquerque

“THE VICTIM SYNDICATE” part one! Batman can’t save everyone—innocent people sometimes fall in the war against evil that he’s declared in Gotham. But what happens when those victims start to fight back…and they don’t only blame the criminals who shattered their lives? Batman’s never faced an enemy like this, and his team may find themselves questioning everything they know about what heroes do!

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

vision__12Wednesdays 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!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Joe

Top Pick: The Vision #12 (Marvel) – All good things come to an end, and so bad things. The Vision isn’t a bad book, it’s a phenomenal one, but it does contain a lot of bad things. Heartbreaking things. Tom King has been a machine on this book to use that pun, and has written a fantastic modern day Shakespearean tragedy. This series was something truly special at Marvel, and everyone should see how this ends.

Seven To Eternity #2 (Image Comics) – I loved the first issue of this dark fantasy story by Remender and Opena. It set a high bar for the series and really got me excited to see where it will go next, especially with Remender’s usual gut punches and twists that he does better than anyone in the business.

Saga #39 (Image Comics) – It’s Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples creating one of the best epics we’ve seen in years.  I love this book, and it’s always at the top of my read pile. Even when there is sad moments, the series does a good job of giving you hope. You should be reading this book.

Detective Comics #943 (DC Comics) – Now that the Night of the Monster Men is over, we can get back to the focused awesome stories this book has been telling. Tynion has been so good on this book, and we still have some unanswered questions from the issue before monster men, but I doubt we get answers just yet. Either way, I love this book and what they’ve been doing with the other members of the bat family.

Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special (DC Comics) – A large sized comic with a bunch of different writers and artists dedicated to Wonder Woman? Yes please! I’ve loved the different takes on Wonder Woman and especially what Greg Rucka is doing with the character, but it is always great to get different perspectives on such an icon.

 

Alex

bsusa_001_cover-b_braithwaiteTop Pick: Bloodshot USA #1 (Valiant) – Are we surprised that I’m looking forward to a Valiant comic? We shouldn’t be. Nanite infested plague of killers? Check. A gang of Bloodshots from across the last 70 years? Check. Ninjak? Check. It’s going to be awesome.

Conan The Slayer #4 (Dark Horse) – If you’ve ever read any of Robert E. Howard’s original novels, then you’ll find a sense of familiarity in Cullen Bunn’s narrative. The art is also beautiful, atmospheric and brutal.

Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook #3 (Titan Comics) – We’ve all got our mental picture of Sherlock Holmes as a brilliant, yet  socially awkward fellow. Imagine, then, what an equally brilliant and less socially awkward Holmes would be like (hint: awesome).

Moebius Library: The World Of Edena (Dark Horse) – Be prepared to experience some of the best sequential art you’re ever likely to read.

 

Brett

VIGILANTE_Cvr_colors-BTop Pick: Vigilante: Southland #1 (DC Comics) – The Vigilante is updated with a new name behind the mask and this one looks to take on some of today’s social issues. I’ve really been looking forward to this one since it was announced as it hopefully gives us a more relevant take on the classic character.

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1 (Marvel) – Marvel is pushing Doctor Strange with a bunch of series now and pushing the character and the magic aspect of the Marvel Universe into its own special corner. I’m intrigued in seeing how this series stands out and what comes out of it.

The Skeptics #1 (Black Mask Studios) – It’s the 60s and the Russians have the A-bomb, the H-bomb, and a pair of superpowered young people. The US needs a weapon and get their own, except it’s all a trick. The concept sounds amazing. It’s the Cold War in DC, how can I not dig it?

Teen Titans #1 (DC Comics) – Damian leading the Teen Titans? The concept just sounds like fun in a watching a trainwreck sort of way. His attitude plus what I’d consider the Teen Titans’ positive attitude should make for some fun times. Out of all of the Rebirth titles, this one has me really excited to check out.

Transformers: Revolution #1 (IDW Publishing) – I love me some Transformers and to see them brought into a world with so many other properties is really cool. But, I want to see how their bigger world and story folds in and hopefully none of it loses momentum.

Around the Tubes

supergirl2fiTomorrow is new comic book day! What are you all excited for? Sound off in the comments below. We’ll have our picks a little later this morning, but while you wait for that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Around the Tubes

The Comichron – September 2016 comics sales estimates: DC takes 39 of Top 50 slots – For those interested in the sales horse race.

CBR – CW Developing BOOM!/Archaia’s Hacktivist As TV Series – This could be interesting.

ICv2 – Robbery at Essen Inspires New Game – A bad and good story combined.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Detective Comics #942

Talking Comics – Great Lakes Avengers #1

Comic Attack – Revolution #3

Talking Comics – Star Wars: Darth Vader #25

Talking Comics – Supergirl #2

Talking Comics – Warlords of Appalachia #1

Preview: Detective Comics #942

Detective Comics #942

Written by: James T Tynion IV, Steve Orlando
Art by: Andrew T MacDonald
Cover by: Yanick Paquette
Variant cover by: Rafael Albuquerque

“NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN” part six! The earth-shaking finale is here! Batman’s going one-on-one with Hugo Strange, the mastermind behind the beasts unleashed on Gotham…but the biggest and most dangerous of all the monsters was saved for last! What will the Bat-Family have to sacrifice to bring it down? And what’s the strange secret behind Hugo’s design?

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Batwoman Gets a New Ongoing Monthly Series in February

If you’ve been reading Detective Comics, you know how big of a role Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman, is playing in training Spoiler, Orphan, Clayface, and even Nightwing, the next generation of Gotham’s heroes.

In February 2017, writer Marguerite Bennett will be tackling a new ongoing monthly series with art by Steve Epting. This is Epting’s first work in 15 years for DC. In February Batwoman gets a Rebirth-themed one-shot with a new first issue in March.

Bennett is joining James Tynion IV on “Batwoman Begins,” a two-issue story arc in Detective Comics. That follows the current “Night of the Monster Men” storyline. Batwoman and Batman discover that the venom from the defeated monsters’ corpses is being sold as a bioweapon. After Batwoman comes face to face with the villain responsible, Batman gives Batwoman a mission that takes her around the world, creating the backdrop for her new solo series.

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Preview: Detective Comics #941

Detective Comics #941

Written by: James T Tynion IV, Steve Orlando
Art by: Andrew T MacDonald
Cover by: Yanick Paquette
Variant cover by: Rafael Albuquerque

“Night Of The Monster Men” part 3! Batman and Batwoman take to the streets in a motorcycle death race against a monster that transforms faster than they can keep up! And at Blackgate, something truly terrifying is growing in the prison’s darkest depths…and its eggs are hatching!

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