It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d folks get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike?
We’re at Gen Con which kicks off today! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get live updates from the con.
While you wait for all that to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
Around the Tubes
iO9 – The Blackest Superhero Story That Marvel Comics Ever Published – A solid read.
Nerds of Color – Being Latinx in Comics: Ignorance, Erasure, Whitewashing, Oh My! – If you read one thing this week.
Around the Tubes Reviews
Comic Vine – Batman #4
Newsarama – Batman #4
ICv2 – Dog Man Book 1
Comic Attack – Ex-Mortis #7
Newsarama – Harley Quinn #1
The Beat – Harley Quinn #1
Newsarama – Invincible Iron Man #12
Comic Vine – Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth #1
Newsarama – Justice League #2
Newsarama – Marvel Tsum Tsum #1
Comic Attack – Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook #1
The Beat – Nightwing #2
The Beat – Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1
Newsarama – Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1
The Beat – Superman #4
Newsarama – Superman #4
451 Media’s Interactive Publishing debuted their premiere slate of graphic novels that merge premium content from printed graphic novels with digital video at New York Comic Con. The five all-new graphic novels are going into stores nationwide and also feature top notch live action and animated video content. 451 will be teasing their TouchCode Technology from T+ink that allows readers to unlock exclusive content housed on the Machinima Network using their smart phone or tablet. Sneak peaks of the technology, giveaways of the graphic novels, as well as writer meet-and-greets and autograph signings will be available at 451’s “Imagination to Burn” booth #1536 throughout New York Comic Con.
- “Six” from George Pelecanos (The Wire, The Pacific, Treme and best-selling novelist) is a searing tale of warfare at its worst and fighting soldiers at their best. When the wife of a former Marine buddy finds herself a target of a vicious Mexican cartel, she ends up turning to her husband’s old squad for help. Available November 18.
- “Bad Moon Rising” from Scott Rosenberg (Con Air, High Fidelity, Gone in Sixty Seconds) follows Teddy Waggner, who returns home to discover the small town has become victim to a rash of brutal murders including his father, Sheriff George Waggner. When the moon and gas tanks are full things take an unexpected turn when the townies and werewolves go to war to kick some serious werewolf butt in this wild and wooly smash up of The Wolfman and Sons of Anarchy. Available October 14.
- “Sunflower” from Mark Mallouk (Black Mass) rewinds ten years back when CJ’s husband and nine year-old daughter were murdered off a desert highway near the California/Arizona border. And, in the decade since, she might as well have been dead. Until the day a letter arrives. There’s no return address, only one word in the letter. It simply reads: Sunflower. CJ’s daughter is alive. And now so is CJ, who will stop at nothing to get her daughter back. Available October 21.
- “Ex-Mortis” from Peter and Paul Williams (vfx for Avatar, The Avengers, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, King Kong, I Robot, District 9) details the story of the Nazi’s after they unearth the long lost diary of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. They continue to carry on his work reanimating the corpses of fallen soldiers and building an army of undead infantry to fend off the Allied Liberation of Europe. Under the code name: Project Ex-Mortis the unstoppable legion will try to turn the tide of the war in Hitler’s favor – unless they can be stopped. Available November 4.
- “Self-Storage” from Clay McLeod Chapman (The Boy, The Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Edge of Spider-Verse) tells the story of Chris Smith, who spends his days hopping from one storage facility to the next, bidding on units sight-unseen, only to sell whatever’s inside to antique dealers and pawn shops for as much money as he can squeeze. But Chris has never found anything like what’s waiting for him inside unit #83… …Her name is Jessica. Available October 28.