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Preview: The Terrifics #24

The Terrifics #24

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Sergio Davila, Vicente Cifuentes (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Jan 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“The One Where Bizarro Screws Up Time” part two! The Terrifics have traveled to the very beginning of time to put an end to Bizarro’s reign of clock-clashing terror! But who are the mysterious angels helping Ms. Terrific navigate the void? And who are adklj;askjwe! Hey, Bizarro…writing solicit text is my job! Hey, stop it! What are you-ow! BIZARRO AM #1. MY VILLAINOUS ADVENTURES WILL BE IN BOOK FOREVER! ME DISLIKE CHEESE AND LOVE SUPERMAN. BIZARRO OUT.

The Terrifics #24

Preview: The Terrifics #23

The Terrifics #23

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Sergio Davila (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Jan 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Mr. Terrific, Plastic Man, Metamorpho, and Phantom Girl have stopped the Terribles from turning back time on earth…so, yay! Solicit over, now it’s party time! And…wait a tick…hey, Bizarro! Get away from Bgtzl! That’s a bad Bizarro! Very, very bad! You’re not supposed to alter that entire planet’s position in space-time! Wait…you have to talk to him backward, right? That’s a very good thing you’re…um…not doing, Bizarro!

The Terrifics #23

Preview: Superman Smashes the Klan #2 (of 3)

Superman Smashes the Klan #2 (of 3)

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A/CA) Gurihiru
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $7.99

Teenager Tommy Lee is missing, and Superman is on the case! It can’t be a coincidence that just last night, Tommy bravely confronted the Klan of the Fiery Cross when they surrounded the Lee family’s Metropolis house and told them to go back to Chinatown.

The year is 1946, and Clark Kent is so new to being Superman that he hasn’t yet learned to fly-so his search for Tommy is conducted in huge, gravity-defying leaps that make Tommy’s sister, Roberta, suspect the Man of Tomorrow may not be an earthling at all! But if this strange, young hero can adjust to his adopted home, perhaps she can, too.

First, though, they must stop the Klan from blowing up Unity House, which has welcomed the Chinese-American Lee family into their community. But could the real target be across town, where Superman’s friends Jimmy, Lois, and Perry work at the Daily Planet?

Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) brings us part two of his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan!

Superman Smashes the Klan #2 (of 3)

Preview: The Terrifics #22

The Terrifics #22

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Stephen Byrne
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The Terrifics have failed, and Bizarro has turned back the clock on Gateway City! With the twisted Man of Yesterday in control of time itself, the Terrifics must battle their way back from the dawn of human history to survive! That is, if the Terribles don’t find them and kill them first. Things am not looking bad, me don’t declare!

The Terrifics #22

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise Gets an Omnibus

Available for the first time in omnibus format, this volume collects parts 1-3 of Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise. This official continuation of the hit Nickelodeon series is written by Gene Luen Yang with series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, with art by the renowned team at Gurihiru—including a brand-new, soon-to-be-revealed cover for this omnibus collection!

Aang and friends must join together once again as the four nations’ tenuous peace is threatened by an impasse between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei! As the world heads toward another devastating war, Aang’s friendship with Zuko places him in the middle of the conflict!

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise omnibus collection hits comics shelves June 17, 2020 and bookstores June 30, 2020. This paperback omnibus features over 200 pages and will retail for $24.99, and is available for pre-order.

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise

Preview: The Terrifics #21

The Terrifics #21

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Bizarro and the Terribles have invaded Earth-0 with a mission: turn back the clock. Armed with a time machine given to him by Lex Luthor, the one and only Man of YesterdayTM is determined to reverse progress in the Multiverse to a simpler time, a stupider time you might say. A bizarre time. So who’s going to stop this regression transgression? The Terrifics, that’s who!

The Terrifics #21

Review: Superman Smashes the Klan #1

Superman Smashes the Klan #1

Writer Gene Luen Yang is an ambassador of comic storytelling (literally). Superman Smashes the Klan #1 is a prime example why. Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial, the comic is a retro story in a way. Superman fights a KKK like organization who wants a new Chinese family to leave the neighborhood.

Yang is an amazing writer who infuses his own personal history, and history in general, with compelling stories. They can be enjoyed on a surface level or in a deeper way. They also often make you think.

Superman Smashes the Klan #1 is an example of his talent with an almost innocent style about it. It’s clear who the bad guys are and who the hero is. There’s no ambiguity about that. There’s a childlike clarity to it. With two children, Tommy and Roberta Lee, as the main characters, it’s fitting the story has this tone and sense of right and wrong.

Characters are depicted of the time with racist and now cringeworthy words coming out of their mouths. It captures the pervasive racism of the time and thought that anyone not white (which itself was defined differently then) was other. That’s on display here.

The story too gets Superman back to his roots. When he debuted in 1939 he fought crooked landlords and politicians not supervillains and here his battling hooded racists is on that level. There’s clearly more to come infusing a sci-fi aspect to it as the comic opens with him battling a Nazi powered by Kryptonite.

The art has a hint of Fleischer’s iconic Superman cartoons and Darwyn Cooke’s Justice League: New Frontier. Gurihiru’s art is amazing with an animated quality about it. There’s an innocence and such pure style about it that it makes the more uncomfortable scenes that much more so. Roberta Lee is adorable in so many ways, not just Yang’s writing, but Gurihiru’s detail in her body language. It’s just beyond perfect in so many ways.

This is an amazing release that exceeds expectations in every way and near perfection, if not achieving it. Beyond the story, Yang delivers a history of the KKK in the United States including some of his personal experiences with racism. In a world with right-wing fascism, hatred on the rise, and it all front and center, to have Nazi/racist punching so clear is a breath of fresh air. Superman is a symbol for fighting for what’s right and this comic embodies that clearly in every way.

Story: Gene Luen Yang Art: Gurihiru Letters: Janice Chiang
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Superman Smashes the Klan #1 (of 3)

Superman Smashes the Klan #1 (of 3)

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A/CA) Gurihiru
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $7.99

The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis’ Chinatown to the center of the bustling city. While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman!

While Tommy adjusts to the fast pace of the city, Roberta feels out of place, as she tries and fails to fit in with the neighborhood kids. As the Lees try to adjust to their new lives, an evil is stirring in Metropolis: the Ku Klux Klan. When the Lee family awakens one night to find a burning cross on their lawn, they consider leaving town. But the Daily Planet offers a reward for information on the KKK, and their top two reporters, Lois Lane and Clark Kent, dig into the story.

When Tommy is kidnapped by the KKK, Superman leaps into action-with help from Roberta! But Superman is still new to his powers-he hasn’t even worked out how to fly yet, so he has to run across town. Will Superman and Roberta reach Tommy in time?

Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) presents his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan.

Superman Smashes the Klan #1 (of 3)

Preview: The Terrifics #20

The Terrifics #20

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Sep 25, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Invasion of the backwards! The broken brute Bizarro accesses a time machine and decides to help the world by making it a better place-Bizarro-style! A misguided attempt at heroism turns deadly and only the Terrifics can stop the dawn of the broken age of man!

The Terrifics #20

Preview: The Terrifics #19

The Terrifics #19

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Max Raynor (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Somewhere in a twisted, distant corner of the Multiverse, up is down, back is front, a smile is a frown-and Bizarro is king! But light is the head that wears the crown, and Lex Luthor’s offer of time manipulation has given our villain a new purpose: to turn back the clock on creation. To win, Bizarromust enlist the help of the only team that could tackle a task such as this: the Terribles!

The Terrifics #19
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