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Preview: Fighting American #3 (of 4)

FIGHTING AMERICAN #3 (of 4)

Writer: Gordon Rennie
Artist: Andie Tong
Color: Tracy Bailey
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover A: Andie Tong
Cover B: Jack Kirby
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, $3.99, On sale: May 2, 2018

The critically-acclaimed series returns with a brand-new story featuring Fighting American and Speedboy!

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you looking forward to? Sound off in the comments.

While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Comichron – New: The complete Action Comics postal circulation record, 1960-89 – Some cool comic history.

Metal Injection – Carnifex Frontman Announces His Death Dreamer Graphic Novel – Interesting.

Hyperallergic – An Afrofuturist Graphic Novel Revives the Lost Histories of Women-Led Slave Revolts – This sounds cool.

CBR – Universal Acquires Feature Rights for The Prince and the Dressmaker – Is there anything not acquired at this point?

 

Reviews

The Beat – Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1

AiPT – Death or Glory #1

ICv2 – Fighting American Vol. 1

Comic Attack – The Immortal Men #1

Preview: Fighting America: The Ties That Bind #1

FIGHTING AMERICAN: THE TIES THAT BIND #1

Writer: Gordon Rennie
Artist: Andie Tong
Color: Tracy Baily
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Editor: David Leach
Cover A: Jerry Ordway
Cover B: Jack Kirby
Cover C: Andie Tong
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99
On sale: March 7, 2018

In 1954, NELSON FLAGG took part in an experimental US Military procedure that saw his mind transferred into the enhanced and revitalized body of his dead brother, JOHNNY FLAGG, to become America’s first and only superhero, FIGHTING AMERICAN!

63 years later, FIGHTING AMERICAN and his sidekick, SPEEDBOY, have found themselves marooned in the 21st Century.

With MADAME CHAOS now safely behind bars, FA and SB have begun the mammoth task of tracking down all of the stolen PROFESSOR DYLE TWISTER tech that she sold on the Dark Web to every whack-job, fanatic, terrorist and weirdo she could find.

Meanwhile, one of FA’s old 1950s villains (sent through time by CHAOS LAD), the notorious DOUBLE HEADER, is now the head of the FBI and starting to make life difficult for our two-fisted man of action.

Titan Comics’ Fighting American Gets a Trailer

April 17 sees the release of Fighting American Volume 1: Brave New World – the return of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby‘s (creators of Captain America) legendary two-fisted superhero, originally created back in 1954! Join Fighting American and Speedboy in this brand-new graphic novel collection as they navigate the dangers and wonders of the modern world.

Described by Superman’s Jerry Ordway as “fun!”, this graphic novel is a direct continuation of Simon & Kirby’s All-American classic! Written by Gordon Rennie, with artwork by Duke Mighten, PC De La Fuente, and colors by Tracey Bailey.

Fighting American, the ultimate icon of truth, justice and the American Way, and his young teenage sidekick, Speedboy, have found themselves marooned in the 21st Century whilst on the trail of a gang of villains plucked from their past by a mysterious villainess known only as Lady Chaos… Now, there’s nothing left for them to do but to bring some much-needed two-fisted justice and home-spun 1950s grit to a modern, media-obsessed, cynical world.

To celebrate this hotly anticipated graphic novel, Titan has released a brand-new trailer!

Preview: Fighting American #4

FIGHTING AMERICAN #4

Writer: Gordon Rennie
Artists: Duke Mighten,​ PC De La Fuente​​
​Cover A: Francisco Rodriguez, De La Fuente
Cover B: Jack Kirby
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC -​ ​$3.99 – On sale: ​January 10, 2018

END OF ARC 1!

Direct continuation of Simon and Kirby’s classic series! Fighting American returns! Written by Gordon Rennie with artwork by Duke Mighten! When the 1950s heroes find themselves trapped in the modern world, how will they handle what society has become, and what dangers will they face? With modern-day villains to contend with, enemies from their past pursuing them, and a whole new world to come to terms with, what daring adventures could Fighting American and Speed-Boy find themselves in now?

The Fighting American Returns With a Jerry Ordway Cover!

Titan Comics has announced a brand-new creative team, and a fresh new adventure for Fighting American: The Ties That Bind #1, coming in March 2018.

Fighting American first appeared in 1954, created by the minds behind Captain America Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. In their original Fighting American series, Simon and Kirby introduced readers to Nelson Flagg who took part in an experimental US Military procedure that saw his mind transferred into the enhanced and revitalized body of his dead brother, Johnny Flagg, to become America’s first and only super hero, Fighting American.

Titan Comics’ direct continuation of the original series takes place 63 years later, with Fighting American and his sidekick Speedboy marooned in the 21st Century. Fighting American: The Ties That Bind will see the original Fighting American faced with new and classic enemies, and some old Flagg family secrets are revealed that could break our heroes’ All-American spirit!

Written by returning series writer Gordon Rennie with art by new series illustrator Andie TongFighting American: The Ties That Bind will debut with a stunning cover by the iconic Superman comic book artist, Jerry Ordway! The comic also features covers with art by Jack Kirby, and Andie Tong.

Fighting American: The Ties That Bind #1 will go on sale in comic book stores on March 2018. This exciting new series will be available to order from the January 2018 Edition of Diamond PREVIEWS Catalogue.

Preview: Fighting American #3

FIGHTING AMERICAN #3

Writer: Gordon Rennie
Artist: Duke Mighten
Cover A: Andie Tong
Cover B: Art Balthazar
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: December 13, 2017

Direct continuation of Simon and Kirby’s classic series!

Fighting American returns! Written by Gordon Rennie with artwork by Duke Mighten! When the 1950s heroes find themselves trapped in the modern world, how will they handle what society has become, and what dangers will they face? With modern-day villains to contend with, enemies from their past pursuing them, and a whole new world to come to terms with, what daring adventures could Fighting American and Speed-Boy find themselves in now?

Preview: Fighting American #2

Fighting American #2

Writer: Gordon Rennie
Artist: Duke Mighten
Cover A: Mark Buckingham
Cover B: Art Baltazar
Cover C: Duke Mighten
Cover D: Jack Kirby
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November ​8

The Cold War superhero returns – originally launched in 1954 by the creators of Captain America, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby! Join Fighting American and Speedboy as they navigate the dangers and wonders of the modern world.

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It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone get? What’d you like? 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.

Around the Tubes

WABC-TV – NYPD: Man leaps through window after stealing comic book in Times Square – Someone drew the line at $4.99.

The Beat – NYCC ’17: It’s official – new record attendance set with 200,000 tickets sold – That’s a hell a lot of tickets.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Dark Nights: Metal #3

The Capeless Crusader – The Family Trade #1

The Capeless Crusader – Fighting American #1

Talking Comics – Slots #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays 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!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

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

Javier

Top Pick: Ragman #1 (DC Comics) – I’ve always been fond of this character: a Jewish vigilante preying on Gotham City criminals by harnessing the strength of the Souls of the Guilty as a redemptive force to help them reach heaven. Originally created by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert back in 1976, he is now reimagined by the capable Ray Fawkes and Inaki Miranda.

Catalyst Prime Noble Vol 2 #1 (Lion Forge Comics) – Thus begins the second arc as Noble continues his quest to uncover the truth, but spurns his wife who must now fight to get the husband she knew back. It is penned by Brandon Thomas with art by Roger Robinson; and this week features a brilliant cover by Khary Randoph and Emilio Lopez!

Dying and the Dead #6 (Image Comics) – For a while I thought Hickman and Bodenheim had given up on this project. I’m glad they continued with the series centered on an aged commando team doing the dirty work for a secretive sect of Immortals.

BabyTeeth #5 (AfterShock Comics) – Donny Cates has been belting hit after hit, and this is no exception. marines, assassins, mom, and her newborn Antichrist are the frontliners in this well written action-packed series, featuring art by Garry Brown.

Grass Kings #8 (BOOM! Studios) – A well-crafted mystery series set in a fringe town of outcasts, produced by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins.

 

Joe

 

 

Top Pick: Dark Knights: Metal #3 (DC Comics) – This event/story has been so crazy that it just works. Even the tie in books with Gotham Resistance, and all of the other Dark Knights has kept me excited and interested in something that’s creepy, bizarre, and fun. I am throwing up the devil horns on this one! Highly recommended!

Mister Miracle #3 (DC Comics) – Tom King is one of the best writers around, and most people would agree with that. Now add in an older and fun Kirby character and much like King did with Vision, throw him into something new, and you have an edge of your seat formula. King does vulnerable very good, and this has been fantastic so far.

Despicable Deadpool #287 (Marvel) – Deadpool vs. Cable, or at least that’s what this book is making us think. It’s a classic fight between two over the top characters that are getting ready to buddy up or fight in the Deadpool 2 movie. The solicits say Deadpool is turning back into more of a villain, since he has been down on his luck, and has made some pretty major mistakes lately. I am hyped for this one.

Royal City #6 (Image Comics) – Jeff Lemire is one of the best creators in comics right now. I love his writing. I love his art, and I love this series. This follows a family that while it plays with some supernatural elements, it feels very real, and full of emotions. The first trade released just recently, so grab it and see what all the fuss is about.

Animosity Vol. 2 TP (AfterShock Comics) – If you haven’t read this series, then now is the time to grab both trades. It’s a post-apocalyptic world run by animals who can speak. Some want peace, some want revenge, and the humans must do what they can to survive. It’s a lot of fun, and sad at times, but it is an awesome concept and execution.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Falcon #1 (Marvel) – Marvel Legacy has been kicking off and it’ll be interesting to see where this character and series goes, especially considering the entire concept of Captain America has been tarnished and Sam Wilson’s own recent series.

Fighting American #1 (Titan Comics) – The classic character is back and it’s great to see it. I have no idea what to expect but this is one I’ve been looking forward to reading.

Ghost Money #3 (Lion Forge Comics) – The first two issues have been intriguing as all the money gained from 9/11 is explored. Interesting plot and things have really been picking up.

Lazaretto #2 (BOOM! Studios) – A horror comic featuring college students quarantined in a dorm at a college. It’s claustrophobic in all the right ways.

Mech Cadet Yu #3 (BOOM! Studios) – Kids and giant robots! Greg Pak’s writing is absolutely amazing and the art is a really interesting style that enhances the youthful feel of the book. Absolutely love this series.

 

 

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