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BM_Cv2_dsIt was new comic book day yesterday! What’d folks 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 in our morning roundup.

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The Beat – This Jim Woodring animated SPX poster is the trippiest thing you’ll see today – This is awesome.

Press Telegram – New comics store opens in Long Beach’s Shoreline Village – Always great to see new shops!

CBLDF – Virginia Lawmaker Wants Librarians Fired for Summer Reading Lists – Looks like we may need to head to Richmond… grumble grumble.

London Graphic Novel Network – Crown on the Ground / the View from Facility One – Emma Houxbois offers her take on why trans representation is broken in comics.

Black Girl Nerds – BGN Interview with Jeremy Whitley on “Civil War II: Choosing Sides #2” – Check it out people!


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Newsarama – Amazing Spider-Man #15

Newsarama – Aquaman #2

The Beat – Aquaman #2

Newsarama – Batman #2

Comic Vine – Batman #2

The Beat – Batman #2

Newsarama – The Flintstones #1

Comic Vine – The Flintstones #1

Newsarama – Future Quest #2

Newsarama – Green Arrow #2

The Beat – Green Arrow #2

Newsarama – Green Lanterns #2

The Beat – Green Lanterns #2

Newsarama – Justice League: Rebirth #1

Comic Vine – Justice League: Rebirth #1

The Beat – Justice League: Rebirth #1

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #4

The Beat – Shadoweyes

Newsarama – Superman #2

The Beat – Superman #2

Comic Attack – Switch #4

Review: Future Quest #2

FQ_Cv2_dsStill reeling from their encounter with the ghost from outer space, Jonny and Hadji reach the wreckage of the vessel that burst through the vortex. The ship’s sole survivor doesn’t remember what she was fleeing, or even her own name…but she does know her pet is called Blip.

“Crisis of Infinite Hanna-Barbera” is how I described the first issue of this series, and while the Future Quest #2 continues the story of the first, that vibe has diminished a bit, but that’s not a bad thing.

Written by Jeff Parker, the second issue is more focused on the Quest family and their friends and allies as they deal with invaders who are after the mysterious object that crashed in the first issue. It’s an easy guess as to what that is, and where things go from there is fun and works really well.

I think that’s what’s surprising me most about this series. Parker is blending so many different aspects of these former cartoon series and bringing these character together and it all feels really natural. Characters that shouldn’t work together do and it feels like something we’ve seen before in a good way. I almost question why this hasn’t happened sooner.

Though a lot of the issue is set on Earth, there is some insight into the big villain that’s threatening all of existence and how things “work” as far as this being. It completely makes sense, in a weird way, and again works and works really well.

What works the most again is Evan “Doc” Shaner‘s art which blends all of these various characters together and makes it look like they always belonged together. He seamlessly blends it together so that it looks cohesive and works as a single world. It also evokes the cartoons with the use of backgrounds as well. It just feels like the classic cartoons in comics.

The series continues to come together, and so far it’s a lot of fun. The first two issues feel like the start of an epic animated crossover movie that was never made, but should of. Fans of these classic characters should be excited for this one. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Story: Jeff Parker Art: Evan “Doc” Shaner
Story: 8.05 Art: 9 Overall: 8.7 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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DC Universe Rebirth #1It’s new comic book day tomorrow! There’s some big comics coming out and we’ll have our picks in a few hours.

Until, then, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Kotaku – That Time A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game Was Literally Unbeatable – Seriously hated this game…

The Beat – Beth Scorzato ankles DC for Lion Forge – Congrats!

Blastr – An unsung hero: How Blade helped save the comic-book movie  – Yup.


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CBR – Astro City #35

CBR – DC Universe: Rebirth #1

Comic Attack – Eve: Valkyrie

Talking Comics – Future Quest #1

CBR – Lucifer #6

WUIS – The Shadow Hero

CBR – Tank Girl: Two Girls One Tank #1

CBR – Usagi Yojimbo #154

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Civil_War_II_0_CoverThe weekend is almost here! Who’s going to see Captain America: Civil War in its third week? What other geeky things are you all doing? Sound off in the comments!

While you decide on what you’re doing, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

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10 Rules for Drawing Comics – Benjamin Marra’s 10 Rules – Solid rules to follow.

Kotaku – Doom‘s Got A Reference To A Comic Book Meme From 1996 – Well ok then.

The Guardian – Why the Punisher’s Netflix series will need more than big guns  – Yes. It. Will.

Japan Today Insight – What is the Origin of Comic Books in Japan? – No idea if this is right, but interesting info.

Montgomery News – Comics In The Classroom: How one Wissahickon teacher uses comic books to connect with his students – Awesome to see this!


Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Attack – Black Panther #2

The Beat – Civil War II #0

CBR – Civil War II #0

Newsarama – Best Shots Rapid-Fire Reviews: Spider-Man #4, Future Quest #1, Archangel #1, More

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Civil_War_II_0_CoverIt was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below!

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iO9 – The New Power Man and Iron Fist Comic Is Using Jessica Jones All Wrong – Yes. Yes. Yes.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Civil War II #0

Nothing But Comics – Dept. H #2

Comic Vine – Future Quest #1

Comic Attack – Tank Girl: Two Girls One Tank #1

Review: Future Quest #1

FutureQuest_cv1When the adventurous and inquisitive Jonny Quest and his adoptive brother Hadji make a startling discovery in the swamplands of Florida, they are pulled into an epic struggle between the Space Rangers and a dangerous villain who threatens the galaxy. Now it’s up to the combined forces of Team Quest, Inter-Nation Security, Space Ghost, and a host of Hanna-Barbera’s greatest action heroes to stop him and save their universe!

“Crisis of Infinite Hanna-Barbera” is how I’d describe Future Quest #1 from writer Jeff Parker and art by Evan “Doc” Shaner. The issue kicks off DC Comics’ reboot/revamp of the Hanna-Barbera line of comics and this one is of particular interest to me as it features a lot of the characters I enjoyed watching on television growing up.

The first issue is an interesting one as it begins with a bit more “action” than what I remember in any of the cartoons of the past (though it’s been quite a while since I watched any of them), but that action feels very familiar. Actually the whole story feels rather familiar as it involves a galaxy spanning threat, portals that allow worlds to come together, and a team-up of characters who had little to do with each other until now. It’s a formula we’ve seen in comics, but not applied here, and it works in an entertaining way.

Parker does a decent job setting things up and getting me interested to see what comes next, but even with an over-sized first issue the story feels rather slow at times. The pacing is a little off, and that actually might be due to the extra pages. Even with them, the contents of the issue storywise feels like what you’d see in a regular sized comic. There’s nothing that jumps out at me that justifies the length, it just doesn’t feel like it’s used to its full extent.

What is really solid though is Shaner’s art which captures the feel of all of the various characters and series. He seamlessly blends it together so that it looks cohesive and works as a single world. It also evokes the cartoons with the use of backgrounds as well. It just feels like the classic cartoons in comics.

There’s some oddities in the issue for example one panel on a page, then the replication of the text on the next, and some speech bubbles missing who is using them, but overall the first issue is a solid one.

I will say going into it I was intrigued and skeptical. Coming out of it, I can’t wait to see where it goes.

Story: Jeff Parker Art: Evan “Doc” Shaner
Story: 7.7 Art: 9 Overall: 8.65 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Civil_War_II_0_CoverWednesdays 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.


Top Pick: Wrath Of the Eternal Warrior #7 (Valiant) – Has become one of my favourite monthly series from any publisher. While I doubt this issue will be as phenomenal as the last two, I have high hopes that it’ll still be one of the best comics released this week.

Haunted Mansion #3 (Marvel) – I enjoyed the first issue, but the reason I’m looking forward to this is because my wife, who typically doesn’t read comics, has found herself a big fan of the series. Anything I can get to encourage her to read more comics is always a good thing, and when she reminded me that this was out on Wednesday? I’ll be bringing it back from the shop for her no questions asked.

Judge Dredd #5 (IDW Publishing) – What’s happened to Mega City One? Why is Dredd in the far future? I have no idea, but I’m loving this series so I’m more than happy to stay along for the ride.

Old Man Logan #6 (Marvel) – After last issues reveal of Lady Deathstrike and her gang of merry misfits getting ready to hunt down Old Man Logan, I’m looking forward to something we haven’t seen in years: a Wolverine without a stupidly powerful healing factor taking on a bunch of savages.

Red Thorn #7 (Vertigo) – The final chapter in the first arc – I think – has me looking forward to what the creative team has in store for us. This isn’t typically the type of comic I’d read, and perhaps because of that I’ve found myself loving every page.



Top Pick: Civil War II #0 (Marvel) – LETS GET READY TO RUUUUMMMMBBLLLEEE!!  The heroes of the Marvel Universe are pitted once again against each other, divided by opinions that could have far reaching consequences.  The original Civil War story line was a great read that I thoroughly enjoyed.  Didn’t they learn from the last time?  I am very excited to see the start of this new story and I will be ringside with my popcorn!

Old Man Logan #6 (Marvel) – Deathstrike and the Reavers are back!  And they are out for Logan, and he doesn’t have a clue.  It’s really cool to see the Reavers again, a great throwback to the 90’s era of X-Men.  This book hasn’t disappointed, so I’m sure this will be a good issue.

Uncanny Avengers #9 (Marvel) – Admittedly, this has not been one of my favored titles.  But I like the idea of Ultron showing up with Hank Pym supposedly controlling him (or pulling the strings…see what I did there?)  Anyway, the idea is interesting so I’ll check it out.



Top Pick: Superman: American Alien #7 (DC Comics) – Max Landis’ miniseries that has explored Superman wraps up with this issue. Each one has been interesting so far and has focused on one aspect of Superman with the issues building upon each other. I’m interesting in seeing how this wraps up and where it goes.

Apocrypha Now (IDW Publishing/Top Shelf) – The follow up to God is Disappointed In You takes on the Midrash, the Apocrypha, Gnostic Gospels, and more! The first book was amazing and had me laughing out loud. I expect this to do the same.

Chum #1 (ComixTribe) – It’s a surf noir where everyone seems corrupt. I love these types of crime stories and this first issue has me interested in seeing where it goes.

Civil War II #0 (Marvel) – Marvel’s big event starts here (other than the Free Comic Book Day release). Should be interesting.

Future Quest #1 (DC Comics) –  DC has been leading up to the relaunch of their line of Hanna-Barbera comics and it starts here. This brings together a bunch of properties that feels like “Crisis with Infinite Hanna-Barbera Cartoons.” The first issue is definitely intriguing.


Fans to Get Their First Look at The All-New Hanna-Barbera Beyond Series on May 11

HB Previews Mag CoverDC Entertainment is releasing a free, full-color preview spotlighting the highly anticipated editions of Scooby Apocalypse, Future Quest, Wacky Raceland, and The Flinstones to comic book retailers nationwide on May 11. Any Hanna-Barbera fan, both new and old alike, will want to pick up this 16-page preview for exclusive details about their favorite timeless Saturday morning characters, as well as information on the writers and artists that helped develop their most creative storylines yet. The free preview issue also features insight into the new series from DC Entertainment Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio, alongside character sketches.

The initial title lineup includes:

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE – Featuring character designs by veteran artist Jim Lee and an origin story by Jim Lee and Keith Giffen, artist Howard Porter will provide his own unique take on Freddie, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo. “Those meddling kids” and their Mystery Machine are at the center of a well-meaning experiment gone wrong and they’ll need to bring all of their mystery solving skills to bear (along with plenty of Scooby Snacks), to find a cure for a world full of mutated creatures infected by a nanite virus that enhances their fears, terrors and baser instincts. This time, the horrors are real in this apocalyptic near-future badland! Issue #1 will be available in stores on May 25, 2016.

FUTURE QUEST – Writer Jeff Parker and artists Evan “Doc” Shaner and Steve Rude join forces to bring fans new tales of adventure’s most iconic teenager, Jonny Quest, along with his sidekick Hadji. This series combines Team QUEST (Hadji, Race Bannon, Dr. Benton Quest and Jezebel Jade) with some of the most well-known action and adventure heroes ever created by Hanna-Barbera, including SPACE GHOST, THE HERCULOIDS, BIRDMAN, MIGHTOR and FRANKENSTEIN Jr., among others. Issue #1 will be available in stores on May 18, 2016.

WACKY RACELAND – Take The Ant Hill Mob, Penelope Pitstop and Dick Dastardly, mix in a healthy dose of “Mad Max” and you get this dark and gritty take on Hanna-Barbera’s “Wacky Races,” courtesy of writer Ken Pontac and artist Leonardo Manco, with vehicle designs by Mark Sexton. A time of hope and innocence with Utopia at the finish line has given way to planetary Armageddon and a desert wasteland full of radioactive lakes, nanotech dust storms, and cannibalistic mutants. Against this backdrop, the Wacky Racers and their sentient vehicles continue their contest, but now the competition is for survival, and there can only be one winner when the checkered flag falls. Issue #1 will be available in stores on June 8, 2016.

THE FLINTSTONES – Based on character designs by Amanda Conner, writer Mark Russell provides his own unique perspective on everyone’s “modern stone age family,” with art by Steve Pugh. Russell will use Bedrock’s most popular family to shine a light on humanity’s ancient customs and institutions in a funny origin story of human civilization. Fred is still the simple man, striving to be the king of his castle, Wilma is still the tolerant but not-indulging wife and Barney (with his wife Betty and infant son Bamm-Bamm) is still the original wingman, whose loyalty to Fred often outweighs his common sense. Issue #1 will be available in stores on July 6, 2016.

The Scooby Apocalypse an Hanna-Barbera Preview Edition #1 will be available for free at comic book retailers nationwide on May 11, while supplies last.

More Variant Covers Revealed For Hanna-Barbera’s Future Quest and Scooby Apocalypse

In January, DC Entertainment announced the return of the beloved characters from Hanna-Barbera in all new stories—and this lineup wouldn’t be complete without Jonny Quest and Scooby and the gang! Here, DC Entertainment is officially adding more variant covers from some of DC’s favorite artists!

Future Quest, due out first on May 18, will ship with a total of four variant covers (in addition to the standard cover) and here they are:

DC revealed the standard cover by series artist Evan “Doc” Shaner, Steve Rude‘s fantastic interpretation of Jonny Quest and his pal Hadji, as well as Bill Sienkiewicz‘s awesome rendition of Space Ghost.

And now Aaron Lopresti’s epic depiction of the Herculoids and Joe Quinones’ Action Heroes variants can be added to that lineup!

Next up is Scooby Apocalypseout on May 25, which will ship with a total of five variant covers (in addition to the standard cover) and here they are:

DC revealed the standard cover by veteran artist Jim Lee, a tech-savvy Scooby-Doo (complete with Scooby Snack) by Howard Porter, and the mystery hunter Fred Jones from artist Neal Adams.

And now, Dan Panosian delivers the dynamic-duo of Shaggy and Scooby, we see an eerie look at super-sleuth Daphne from Joelle Jones, and Ben Caldwell gives us the coolest techy girl around, Velma (complete with her own drone!)

Future Quest will feature stories by Jeff Parker with art by Evan “Doc” Shaner, and Scooby Apocalypse comes from co-writers Keith Giffen and JM DeMatteis.

WonderCon 2016: A First Scoop on Hanna-Barbera

As the latest DC panel at WonderCon 2016 came to a close, the filled convention room was thrilled to get the first scoop on a fan favorite—Hanna-Barbera! The contemporary updates to some of the Hanna-Barbera classics was announced late January, but these lucky fans got a chance to see the first sneak peeks!

Moderated by DC Co-publisher Dan DiDio, Co-publisher Jim Lee, Senior Editor of Special Projects Marie Javins, and writer and artist team Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti were pumped to give the audience what it wanted: details and first-looks! They started out with some looks at the covers and snippets for Scooby ApocalypseFuture Quest, and even gave a special look at other titles coming including Wacky Raceland and The Flinstones!

First to be released on May 18Future Quest features stories about the teenage adventurer Jonny Quest from Jeff Parker and DC Exclusive artist Evan “Doc” Shaner.  Fans got a chance to see the action packed cover from “Doc”, variants by Steve Rude and Bill Sienkiewicz, a glance at “Team Quest” as well as learn the details of a whole new dimension that Jonny and the other Hanna-Barbera action heroes find themselves in!

Scooby Apocalypse, set to be released on May 25, is all monsters and mayhem as the room got a look at the cover by the amazing Jim Lee! Along with some really cool variant covers from Howard Porter, Neal Adams and exclusive looks at covers to come, fans got a first peek of what’s to come for Scooby and the gang from co-writers Keith Giffen and JM Dematteis and artist Howard Porter.

And as a special treat for such a great fan base, the crowd saw some exclusive first looks of The Flinstones, including covers and a look at our favorite families the Flinstones and the Rubbles, as well as Wacky Raceland, including covers and some amazing looks at Penelope Pitstop in the Compact Pusscat!

If you weren’t in attendance to the panel, you can see for yourself what the buzz is all about in the gallery below!

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