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The Justice League and RWBY Join Forces this April

Rooster Teeth and DC join forces once again, this time to combine the worlds of their popular anime/manga series with the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in RWBY/Justice League! RWBY/Justice League will be released in print as a monthly seven-issue series launching Tuesday, April 27. For fans wanting to jump into the story a few weeks before print issues arrive, four digital chapters of RWBY/Justice League debuted digitally this week, with new digital chapters publishing weekly on Tuesdays.

Written by Marguerite Bennett and featuring art by Aneke, Stephanie Pepper, and Emanuela Lupacchino, this seven-issue monthly miniseries brings Team RWBY face to face with DC’s paragons of justice!

RWBY/Justice League introduces fans of manga and superheroes to the Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Diana Prince of Remnant, fighting with Team RWBY. A new Grimm is running rampant across the island of Patch, and Ruby and Yang must team up with a young red and blue-clad farm boy to stop it! Meanwhile, Blake meets a mysterious woman who’s suddenly appeared on Menagerie, but her purpose for being there remains a secret. And why does she act like she hasn’t been around modern society?

Featuring stunning covers and character designs by Mirka Andolfo and a card stock variant cover by Simone Di Meo, this unique team up is sure to be a hit with fans of superheroes and manga alike!

RWBY/Justice League

Preview: Future State: The Next Batman #4

Future State: The Next Batman #4

Written by: Paula Sevenbergen, Vita Ayala, John Ridley
Art by: Aneke, Emanuela Lupacchino, Laura Braga

The next Batman goes head-to-head with the Magistrate’s shock troops to protect the…guilty?! It’s a savage running battle across Gotham City, and it will have the next Dark Knight fighting overwhelming odds to prove that justice still lives in the heart of a broken city.

In the finale of “Batgirls,” after discovering the person locked in the high-security cell is the one who’s been sending out “Batman Lives” signals to the Resistance, Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain must work together to make sure they take that person when they escape their prison!

Plus, in the conclusion of “Gotham City Sirens,” Catwoman and the new android Siren hide out in Poison Ivy’s newly built paradise, where they discuss their past relationships, including what Catwoman has—or had—with Batman. But when Peacekeeper forces arrive, the new Siren will have to make a sacrifice to save her friends.

Future State: The Next Batman #4

Exclusive Preview: Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #2 (of 6)

Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #2 (of 6)

(W) Larry Hama (A) Dave Wachter (CA) Billy Tan (VCA) Emanuela Lupacchino, Marcos Martin
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

THE HEAVENLY CITIES ARE COMING TO EARTH, AND THEY’RE BRINGING HELL WITH THEM!
• Danny voyages into the Heart of Heaven, only to find his destination lies elsewhere…the hellish, hidden Eighth City!
• What is the dark force behind the ancient gate that stands locked in the heart of the Eighth City?
• The only way to stop the ravaging hordes is to bring the Heavenly Cities to Earth, but will even that be enough?

Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #2 (of 6)

DC and Rooster Teeth Team Up for RWBY/Justice League

Following gen:LOCK and the first RWBY, Rooster Teeth and DC are joining forces once again, this time to combine the worlds of their popular anime/manga series with the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in RWBY/Justice League, a weekly Digital First series debuting on participating digital platforms such as Comixology, Amazon Kindle and Apple on Tuesday, March 9, with new chapters released every week. RWBY/Justice League will also be released in print as a monthly seven-issue series, launching Tuesday, April 27. Each print issue will contain two digital chapters

Written by Marguerite Bennett and featuring art by Aneke, Stephanie Pepper, and Emanuela Lupacchino, this seven-issue monthly miniseries brings Team RWBY face to face with DC’s paragons of justice.

RWBY/Justice League introduces fans of manga and superheroes to the Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Diana Prince of Remnant, fighting with Team RWBY. A new Grimm is running rampant across the island of Patch, and Ruby and Yang must team up with a young red and blue-clad farm boy to stop it! Meanwhile, Blake meets a mysterious woman who’s suddenly appeared on Menagerie, but her purpose for being there remains a secret. And why does she act like she hasn’t been around modern society?

Featuring a stunning cover and Justice League character designs by Mirka Andolfo and a card stock variant cover by Simone Di Meo, this unique team-up is sure to be a hit with fans of superheroes and manga alike!

Preview: Future State: The Next Batman #2

Future State: The Next Batman #2

Written by: Vita Ayala, Paula Sevenbergen, John Ridley
Art by: Aneke, Emanuela Lupacchino, Laura Braga

In this second Future State: Batman chapter, wearing a mask in Gotham City is now a crime-and when it’s compounded with murder, it can be a shoot-on-sight offense! Batman is on the trail of a murderous couple but quickly finds that all is not as it seems…and finds himself in the firing line of the Magistrate and their Peacekeepers! The gritty, street-level adventures of the new Dark Knight continue! Also in this issue, Batgirls Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown find themselves in a prison where the Magistrate throws heroes and villains alike! What no one knows, though, is that Cassandra was sent there with a mission… And in a story of the Gotham City Sirens, some girls just want to have fun-so what do you do when you find Gotham City in turmoil and overrun by Cybers? You go shopping, of course! Join Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and a new Siren on a gal’s night out. They’re on the town, looking for trouble…and finding it!

Future State: The Next Batman #2

Review: Generations Shattered #1

Generations Shattered #1

Generations Shattered #1 is an interesting comic. As a standalone miniseries, the story would be quite compelling and engaging. But, with its release of “Future State”, the comic isn’t released in a vacuum. Spinning out of Dark Nights: Death Metal, the story involves a villain using the messed up time and history to shape their own. A group of heroes throughout time are gathered to save the day.

The concept of Generations Shattered #1 and where it goes would be an event miniseries I’d take a lot of interest in normally. But, it’s a bit of an oddity with the release of all of the other “Future State” comics. While they focus on possible future events, this one features a villain attempting to shape a new reality and history. Where it fits into this reshaping of the DC Universe and history is a bit of a headscratcher. While time seems to have mended as per other comics, maybe not? It’s a little unclear how this fits into what’s going on.

Written by Dan Jurgens, Andy Schmidt, and Robert Venditti, Generations Shattered #1 brings the heroes together in an oversized first issue. Dragged out feels like a better way to describe it. The issue is mostly the heroes being gathered as time is erased as it’s being rewritten. Over 45 pages are dedicated to this creating a slow build and long way to get to the point. Other comics have done the “gathering of characters” and their introduction quicker and in a much more entertaining way.

What this does though is give a massive amount of artists to stretch their legs. Each segment is handled by a different team giving the comic a jam-session sort of feel. That could be interesting as well if any of the art really popped. There’s not bad but there’s little that’s exciting either. Still, it’s fun to see the different styles and takes on the characters from so many artists.

Generations Shattered #1 is an oddity of a comic. It’s hampered by its release along “Future State” making its story a bit confusing. The concept is quite good and entertaining, especially where it leaves things. But, it takes forever to get to the interesting part. It’s a comic I both felt like a chore to read but at the same time I want to see where it goes.

Story: Dan Jurgens, Andy Schmidt, Robert Venditti
Art: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Scott Hanna, Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, Emanuela Lupacchino, Wade Von Grawbadger, Bernard Chang, Yanick Paquette, Kevin Nowlan, Dan Jurgens, Klaus Janson, Paul Pelletier, Sandra Hope, John Romita, Jr., Danny Miki, Doug Braithwaite, Rags Morales, Klaus Janson, Mike Perkins
Color: Hi-Fi Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 6.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Early Preview: S.W.O.R.D. #1

S.W.O.R.D. #1

Story: Al Ewing
Art: Valerio Schiti
Variant Cover: Emanuela Lupacchino, Terry Dodson
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $4.99

ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MUTANTKIND!
The Mutant nation of Krakoa has quickly become a major force on the world stage… but why stop there? Krakoa has relaunched the Sentient World Observation & Response Directorate – a fully independent organization dealing with all things extra-terrestrial on behalf of all of Earth. Al Ewing and Valerio Schitti, the team behind EMPYRE, bring us the tale of Mutantkind looking to do for the galaxy what Krakoa did for the planet.

S.W.O.R.D. #1

Preview: Black Widow: Widow’s Sting #1

Black Widow: Widow’s Sting #1

(W) Ralph Macchio (A) Simone Buonfantino (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 28, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Something’s stirring in the criminal underworld. Maggia boss SILVERMANE is making his move. S.H.I.E.L.D. has sent an agent in to investigate, but they’ve disappeared. It’s time to call in the heavy hitters. It’s time to call in the BLACK WIDOW. And the plan NATASHA ROMANOFF will uncover is far deadlier than any of them realized. Don’t miss this all-new tale from the dangerous, deep-cover days of the Black Widow!

Black Widow: Widow's Sting #1

Preview: Batgirl #50

Batgirl #50

Written by: Cecil Castellucci
Art by: Aneke, Marguerite Sauvage, Emanuela Lupacchino

Series finale! All good things must come to an end, as we wrap up this run of Batgirl with one final oversized celebratory issue! In the aftermath of “The Joker War,” Gotham is left in pieces that need to be picked up by Barbara and Alejo’s team…but is Gotham a city worth saving anymore, and how much longer does our girl have it in her to keeping fighting for it as Batgirl? Then, if Barbara is to ever give her relationship with Jason a chance, she knows she has to face him and finally make amends with the act that crippled him.

Batgirl #50

The New Batwoman Makes Her DC Debut in Batgirl #50

One thing ends, another begins. It’s hard to think of a better example of that old maxim than next week’s Batgirl #50the extra-sized final chapter of Barbara Gordon’s ongoing series. Kicking off in 2016 as a part of DC’s line-wide “Rebirth,” Batgirl has seen its hero leapfrog from the high-tech, click-savvy world of Burnside (home of Barbara’s now-iconic purple and gold costume) back to the mean streets of Gotham proper, where she’s tangled with the likes of the Terrible Trio, KGBeast and her own former identity, Oracle. However, it’s been Batgirl’s two most recent confrontations that have been her most shocking. Having narrowly survived a second brutal attack by the Joker in the midst of his war on Gotham, Babs found herself once again at odds with her not-quite-rehabilitated brother—a confrontation that led to James Gordon, Jr’s death, seemingly at Batgirl’s hands.

We won’t know whether Barbara’s story ends happily until next week, but while hers nears its finish, another young hero’s story is just beginning. Ryan Wilder, an all-new DC character played by Javicia Leslie, will soon make her live-action debut on The CW’s Batwoman as she takes on the title role after original Batwoman Kate Kane goes missing. However, if you’re curious when you might be seeing Wilder in the comics, the answer is…pretty much right now. You can catch the scrappy hero-to-be’s first comic book appearance in Batgirl #50—and in a first look at the issue.

Drawn by the amazing Emanuela Lupacchino, Wilder comes out kicking—figuratively—as she lets Barbara know exactly what she thinks of her boss, Congresswoman Alejo. It’s a powerful moment reminding us that even though Batgirl may be stepping out of the spotlight for a while, there are plenty of would-be heroes more than ready to meet this moment standing in the wings.

The extra-sized Batgirl #50 by Cecil Castellucci, Emanuela Lupacchino, Marguerite Sauvage, and Aneke is in stores and available digitally on Tuesday, October 27.

Batgirl #50
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