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Preview: Detective Comics #958

Detective Comics #958

(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez
In Shops: Jun 14, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“Intelligence” part one! Azrael has found a new home in Gotham City…unfortunately, someone from his old home with the Order of St. Dumas has found him! The Order has unleashed a bizarre new evil on the world, and it’s convinced it must destroy Jean-Paul Valley!


Around the Tubes – Go Read Catalyst Prime

It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d folks get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off the comments below. While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

The Beat – A year of Free Comics: Read Catalyst Prime: The Event in full – Go and read it! Right now!


Around the Tube

Newsarama – Batman/The Shadow #2

The Outhousers – Deadpool: Bad Blood

Newsarama – Detective Comics #957

The Beat – Wonder Woman #23

Preview: Detective Comics #957

Detective Comics #957

(W) Genevieve Valentine, James Tynion IV (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Eddy Barrows
In Shops: May 24, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“The Wrath Of Spoiler”! Stephanie Brown wants nothing more than to save Gotham City from the epidemic of costumed vigilantes and madmen that regularly tear the city apart. But before she can try to stop them, she must face the challenge of one in particular: the insane idealogue the Wrath is back, and Stephanie knows what he has planned-but she refuses to let Batman risk more lives to stop him. That means it’s all on her…and a very unlikely ally!

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d folks get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

CBR – Black Lightning Gets Series Order, iZombie Renewed – Solid on both!

Kotaku – Board Games Are Helping My Wife Recover From Her Traumatic Brain Injury – A very interesting read.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – All-Star Batman #10

Newsarama – Bug: The Adventures of Forager #1

Monkeys Fighting Robots – Crosswind #1

Meniscuszine – Daytripper

The Outhousers – Detective Comics #956

ICv2 – Gauguin: The Other World

Meniscuszine – Kill or Be Killed Vol. 1

Newsarama – Secret Warriors #1

Newsarama – X-Men: Blue #3

DC Weekly Graphic Novel Review: Detective Comics Vol. 2 The Victim Syndicate

It’s Wednesday which means new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. We’ve got one more volume from DC Comics featuring Batman, Batwoman, and more!

Detective Comics Vol. 2 The Victim Syndicate collecting issues #943-949 by James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez, Eddy Barrows, and Ben Oliver.

Find out what the trade has in store and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find both in comic stores May 10 and bookstores May 16.

Get your copies now. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Detective Comics Vol. 2 The Victim Syndicate
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW



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Preview: Detective Comics #956

Detective Comics #956

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
In Shops: May 10, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“League Of Shadows” finale! It’s all out war against the single most ruthless villain Batman’s ever faced: Lady Shiva and her army of nihilistic killers! But at least one member of the team might wind up swallowed whole by the darkness of the League…

Gotham Weekly With Alex And Joe: Episode Five

Our hosts get back to their regular subject matter: Batman family comics. There will be tangents, off topic conversations, the odd recording issue, and a metric fuck-tonne of spoilers.

Recorded on the 27th of April, this week the comics on the block are:

Flash #21 written by Joshua Williamson, with Howard Porter providing the art and Hi-Fi the colours.

Batman/Shadow #1 written by Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando, art by Riley Rossma with Ivan Plascencia providing colours.

Detective Comics #955 written by James Tynon IV, art by Marcio Takara with colours by Marcello Maiolo.

Batman Beyond #7 written by Dan Jurgens art by Bernard Chung with colours by Marcello Maiolo.

Batgirl #10 written by Hope Larson pencils by Chris Wildgoose, inks by Jon Lam and colours by Matt Lopes.

DC Rebirth Recap and Review For Comics Released 4/26

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. Generally, the quality of an issue won’t be discussed unless it directly impacts a new reader’s enjoyment of the series.

You may notice that not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I  sometimes forget to read them  (although that doesn’t happen often). 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.

Action Comics #978 
Superman is reliving his life through projected memories to try and figure out what he’s missing after the conclusion of Superman Reborn merged the Pre- and New-52 Supermen together. While I don’t care for the story itself, the issue itself is more or less Friendly.

Batgirl #10 Batgirl is dating/investigating the son of the Penguin, and her investigation took her from a party at Ethan Cobblepot’s side to prying into his corporate headquarters where she runs into the Penguin. It’s Friendly enough, if you want to dive in here.

Batman Beyond #7 The one day Terry McGinnis decides to ignore the Batsignal, the one day that Commissioner Gordon is attacked by the League of Assassins… There’s a handy  recap-like page early in the comic for those of you who have NO idea who or what Batman Beyond is, which make this a really Friendly and easy place to start reading.

Blue Beetle #8 Having somehow missed the last few issues of this series (I don’t remember the last one, but you can probably go back and figure it out through past editions of this feature if you want to know), so I’m coming into this pretty blind with next to no idea as to what’s happening… but it didn’t make a difference. This is still a Friendly comic.

detective-comics-955Detective Comics #955 The League of Shadows, the near mythical boogeymen to The League of Assassins has Batman and most of his team beaten. The Colony, a paramilitary group modeled after Batman is intending to destroy Gotham, Gotham’s only hope? Cassandra Cain, the Orphan. A deadly assassin trying desperately to walk the path of a hero… this is a brilliant story, and Friendly to boot.

The Flash #21  Your best bet here is to go read DC Rebirth #1 and Batman #21 if you want to be able to follow this story, because there’s a lot that isn’t really explained – that said, if you do just dive in here, you’ll probably be able to put much of the events of Batman #21 together pretty quickly… so this is just about Friendly.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #19 In part one of Prism Of Time we saw  Gorin-Sunn and Space Ape come across a strange cave laced with veins of Green energy before coming under attack, whilst Rip Hunter appeared in the headquarters of the two Corps with a message that the Green Lantern Corps is no more. If you’re wondering, then yes the Greens and Yellows have decided to work together to protect stuff. Otherwise, this is a relatively Friendly comic that’s full of some brilliant artwork.

Justice League Of America #5 Heart Of A Bastich begins here, and it’s… Friendly. It’s also utterly unlike anything you’ll have read with the other Justice League in recently,  because this comic has Lobo.

ss16 coverSuicide Squad #16 Another new arc begins here, and so long as you have half an idea about who the Suicide Squad are then you’ll be just fine with this brilliant popcorn comic. It’s Friendly, and it’s actually funny in some parts, which surprises me more than you’d probably expect.

Teen Titans #7 The Teen Titans are up against King Shark, and none of them have any real water based abilities. Coincidentally a human/Atlantean trying to find himself just happens to be in the same area looking for the Titans. This is a Friendly issue that introduces the newest member of the Teen Titans.

Wonder Woman #21 As much as I want to say this issue is easy for new readers to pick up, I’m not entirely sure what happened in what arc so I can’t give even a half decent recap. Ironically this is one of the few times I’m struggling with remembering this stuff because ordinarily I’m good at tracking multiple storylines at once. While I can’t suggest you start with this issue, I highly recommend you go for one of the trades collecting the floppies together.

Preview: Detective Comics #955

Detective Comics #955

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
In Shops: Apr 26, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“League Of Shadows” part five! All of her teammates are broken-or dead. There’s only one fighter left to stand between the League of Shadows and Gotham City’s total destruction. This is Cassandra Cain’s greatest battle-the fight she was born for! Do not miss the most
astounding action sequence of the year!

Preview: Detective Comics #954

Detective Comics #954

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
In Shops: Apr 12, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“League Of Shadows” part four! Ra’s al Ghul has the answers Batman needs to take down the League of Shadows…but will he lift a finger to help him? Or would he rather use the League to take care of the Dark Knight Detective once and for all?

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