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Truth & Justice Debuts Digitally as Part of Today’s New Releases

There are five new digital releases today on comiXology from DC Comics, Yen Press, and Harlequin. The highlight is the debut of DC’s new digital series Truth & Justice! Start shopping now or check out the individual releases below!

Truth & Justice (2021-) #1

Written by Geoffrey Thorne
Pencils ChrisCross
Inks Jordi Tarragona
Colored by Wil Quintana
Cover by ChrisCross, Wil Quintana
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Mari McCabe is many things: superhero, model, activist; but can she add god-killer to the list? Vixen teams up with Dr. Mist and Impala of the Global Guardians to face down an ancient deity that’s taken over the body of a scientist investigating powerful magical artifacts. Vixen will need to dig deep and use all the abilities in the animal kingdom to face down this powerful primeval threat!

Truth & Justice (2021-) #1

Dead Mount Death Play #59

Written by Ryohgo Narita
Art by Shinta Fujimoto
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Solitaire’s back, and he’s teamed up another high-profile troublemaker! Though he doesn’t seem to quite know what’s going on… Read the next chapter of Dead Mount Death Play the same day as Japan!

Dead Mount Death Play #59

Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One #49

Written by Kumo Kagyu
Art by Shingo Adachi, Noboru Kannatuki, Kento Sakaeda
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This series is rated Adults Only
DISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality gore

Forced to take a rare day off while waiting for his promotion meeting, Goblin Slayer returns to the farm bearing news Cow Girl and her uncle are sure to be interested in… Read the next chapter of Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One the same day as Japan!

Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One #49

Rendez-vous avec le destin

Written by Miranda Lee
Art by Masako Ogimaru
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Mariée à Ralph, un homme qui a trente ans de plus qu’elle, Salome a toujours été considérée comme une femme sans vergogne. Menant une vie de luxe et de plaisir à ses côtés, leur divorce inopiné fait désormais d’elle une femme riche. Tandis que Salome décide de vendre son appartement, elle découvre que son voisin d’en face n’est autre que Mike Angellini, un restaurateur de réputation mondiale qui, jusqu’alors, l’avait toujours repoussée. En outre, l’image que la haute société a de Salome est celle d’une maïtresse vénale, mais elle veut que Mike sache la vérité. Ayant donné tout son argent à des associations caritatives, Salome veut laisser son passé derrière elle, mais finira-t-elle par succomber aux charmes de Mike?

Rendez-vous avec le destin

The Groom Maker

Written by Lisa Rizoli
Art by Ao Chimura
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Rae has earned the infamous title of Groom Maker. With twelve ex-boyfriends having gone on to marry the next woman they meet, everyone believes her record is no coincidence. When Trent, the owner of her rental house, tells her to move out, she’s devastated. Without that house, Rae’s dream of owning her own salon will crumble. The two agree on a bet. Rae will date Trent, and if she can convince him to leave the bachelor life and settle down, she will win the right to stay in the house. Otherwise, he’ll kick her out. Will unexpected feelings make a bigger mess or create a new dream for both of them?

The Groom Maker

DC Makes Their Post Future State Clearer with new Creative Teams

If you missed the news, DC announced numerous new creative teams taking over starting in March after the conclusion of DC Future State in January and February. The announcements were made at CCXP Worlds event this past weekend. The announcement featured not just creative teams but also brand new titles as well.

Check out the full list of reveals below!

Batman Family:

New names will be hitting the mean streets of Gotham City as well! Future State: Harley Quinn writer Stephanie Phillips and artist Riley Rossmo will deliver new adventures of the Clown Princess of Crime in an all-new Harley Quinn ongoing series, launching March 24, 2021.

Harley Quinn #1

Following both their story in Detective Comics #1027 and Bruce Wayne’s clandestine battle against The Magistrate in Future State: Dark Detective, award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Dan Mora will continue the adventures of the Dark Knight and his allies as the new team on Detective Comics, beginning with issue #1034 on March 24, 2021. Not to be outdone, award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and superstar artist Ivan Reis continue the adventures of the “World’s Finest” in Batman/Superman #16, also on sale March 24, 2021.

Superman/Wonder Woman Family:

New adventures featuring the Amazon warrior princess arrive on March 10, 2021 as co-writers Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad and artist Travis Moore are the new Wonder Woman team, starting with issue #770. In this new story arc, Diana has to endure endless fighting – and partying(?) – as she tries to figure out why she’s in Valhalla, and why nobody seems surprised that she’s there.

Womder Woman #770

Justice League Family:

On March 3, 2021, the Future State: Swamp Thing team of writer Ram V and Mike Perkins will be continuing the adventures of the Protector of the Green in Swamp Thing, a 10-issue limited series. Also on March 3, Peacemaker takes center stage, leading an Amanda Waller-controlled Task Force X in a new Suicide Squad ongoing series, by Future State: Suicide Squad writer Robbie Thompson, with art by Eduardo Pansica. This series starts off with a bang, as Waller sends Peacemaker and Task Force X to recruit its next member – Talon, the master assassin from the Court of Owls. Meanwhile, she has her own hands full as she tries to recruit – Superboy?

Class is in session on March 17, 2021, as the Future State: Teen Titans duo of writer Tim Sheridan and artist Rafa Sandoval join the original Titans – Nightwing, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven and Beast Boy – school a new generation of teenage crimefighters in a new ongoing series, Teen Titans Academy. Pay close attention, because one of these novice heroes will become Red X!

Teen Titans Academy

In April, Future State: Green Lantern writer Geoffrey Thorne continues to uphold the oath of the Green Lantern Corps with a new Green Lantern ongoing series.

So, to recap:

March 3, 2021

Suicide Squad #1 – Robbie Thompson/Eduardo Pansica (new ongoing series, team)

Swamp Thing #1 – Ram V/Mike Perkins (new limited series, team)

March 10, 2021

Wonder Woman #770 – Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad/Travis Moore (new team)

March 17, 2021

Teen Titans Academy #1 – Tim Sherridan/Rafa Sandoval (new ongoing series, team)

March 24, 2021

Batman/Superman #16 – Gene Luen Yang/Ivan Reis (new talent team)

Detective Comics #1034 – Mariko Tamaki/Dan Mora (new talent team)

Harley Quinn #1 – Stephanie Phillips/Riley Rossmo (new ongoing series, team)

April 2021

Green Lantern #1 – Geoffrey Thorne (new ongoing series, team)

And this only the beginning! DC Connect #8, available on March 23, 2021 for free at retailers and via digital download and online reader contains more news from this game-changing two-month event, as it impacts more of the best writers, artists and DC characters in 2021!

DC’s Future Post Future State Becomes Clearer as Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Swamp Thing, Teen Titans Academy, Green Lantern, Wonder Girl, and Justice League Dark Announced

Wonder Woman #770

After January and February’s Future State mini-event for DC Comics, March and beyond will see a mix of new and returning series as expected. Many of the series will feature their Future State creative teams continuing on to the series.

Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad will take over Wonder Woman with issue #770 in March. The two will be joined by interior and cover artist Travis Moore. The series will pick up after the events of Dark Nights: Death Metal which has put Wonder Woman at the center of events leading the heroes in their resistance.

Orbiting Wonder Woman will be Wonder Girl from writer and artist Joëlle Jones. That series will star Yara Flor who is getting a major push by DC as Flor will possibly be getting a television series at The CW.

A new Green Lantern series will launch written by Geoffrey Thorne with art by Tom Raney. They’re the creative team behind “The Last Lanterns” story in the Future State: Green Lantern comic.

Justice League Dark will return in March written by Ram V. who was also writing the series before its break due to the “Endless Winter” event. It will feature art by Xermanico.

Wonder Woman #770 variant

Tim Sheridan and Rafa Sandoval will launch Teen Titans Academy. The series will focus on the launch of a Teen Titans Academy by members of the New Teen Titans. That series spins directly out of Future State: Teen Titans which tells a future tale of the academy.

With a film on its way, it’s not surprising that the Suicide Squad returns. Robbie Thompson, who will take on their story during Future State, will write the ongoing series with art by Eduardo Pansica. We can also see the DC live-action and comics aligning a bit more as Peacemaker (played by John Cena in the film) takes center stage. The character will not only be in The Suicide Squad film but is also getting his own series on HBO Max.

Swamp Thing is back courtesy of writer Ram V. and artist Mike Perkins. That duo is also the team behind the Swamp Thing Future State comic.

James Tynion IV with artist Jorge Jimenez will return to Batman and Tynion has another Batman series in the works with artist Guillem March.

Explore Truth & Justice in a New Digital First Anthology Series from DC

Truth and justice are two words associated with one of DC‘s most iconic superheroes and this January it’s the foundation of an all-new anthology comic book series, Truth & Justice. The anthology will explore the length and breadth of DC’s rich character history. In addition, the series will serve as a platform for new, emerging storytellers to reveal their takes on popular DC characters.

Truth & Justice debuts digitally on January 8, 2021, with the first of three 99-cent weekly stories, which will be collected as a 40-page print issue available February 16, 2021. Vixen makes her Truth & Justice entrance in a story written by Geoffrey Thorne, with art by Chris Cross, and Jordi Tarragona.

Mari McCabe is many things: superhero, model, activist; but can she add god-killer to the list? Vixen teams up with Dr. Mist and Impala of the Global Guardians to face down an ancient deity that’s taken over the body of a scientist investigating powerful magical artifacts. Vixen will need to dig deep and use all the abilities in the animal kingdom to face down this powerful primeval threat!

Subsequent installments of Truth & Justice will showcase the heart and spirit of the wide-ranging characters featured across DC’s Multiverse. With an endless array of characters to choose from—heroes, villains, aliens, animals—you name it, we have it!

Review: Shadow of the Cat #2

Shadow of the Cat

The thing about heist movies is that a heist has to occur. You spend a large amount of the movie getting to know the logistics. You also find out about the characters and the many obstacles they have to face. An example is my favorite heist movie, Gone in 60 Seconds.

We know our protagonist had been retired for more than a few years. He gets out of retirement so that his brother doesn’t owe a debt for a job he committed to. The actual heist is the most exciting part of the movie. Geoff Thorne jumps right into the heist with the second issue of his comic, Shadow Of The Cat.

We find Kit, in the middle of the heist, as she stares in awe for what seems like a few hours, at the crown jewel she came for. Before she could put it away, a crew explodes the diamond exchange and it is not of her doing. She soon finds out it is a rival crew, for the same thing, The Poachers. By the issue’s end, Kit tries to think on her feet, calculating how much time before the Poachers get there and how fast before she can escape, but not before a rival appears out of nowhere.

Overall, an engaging second issue that is wall to wall action. The story by Thorne is engrossing. The art by Thorne is dazzling. Altogether, a story that drops the reader in the middle of the action.

Story: Geoff Thorne Art: Geoff Thorne
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Sist3rs #5

SIST3RS #5

One of the best storylines in comics of all time is the Dark Phoenix Saga. Chris Claremont is one of those names in comic books which simply gives readers that warm fuzzy. Memories of how great the X-Men were during the 1980s was largely in part to how reinvigorated the characters. He is the main reason for the 1980s cartoon series and why Bryan Singer brought them to the big screen with their first movies at Fox.

It was the later movies which proved a mixed bag. X-Men-First Class was a masterpiece. X-Men-Dark Phoenix is a whole different story. The original storyline was probably one of Claremont’s best works in comics ever, showing a hero, not in control of their powers. Geoff Thorne unpacks a similar sequence like the Dark Phoenix Saga within the fifth chapter to his book, Sist3rs.

We meet Para, as she delves into the a spiritual plane with the fire monster. As she finds out that the fire monster is a man who has been terribly cursed by someone or something. Para eventually finds out the whole story and how he got entrenched by an act of evil. By issue’s end, what Para discovers is an evil the three have never seen

Overall, an great fifth issue which gives the story even more context. The story by Thorne is riveting. The art by Thorne is elegant. Altogether, a story that looks to explore the extent of valor.

Story: Geoff Thorne Art: Geoff Thorne
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Sist3rs #4

Sist3rs

The story of Moby Dick is one that has been told and retold. What has attracted readers to the story is the internal struggle. Ahab was a metaphor for man’s incessant obsession for conquest. The story told more about Ahab than it did of the whale. What is more fascinating is that the story itself was based on Melville’s experiences as a sailor on whaling ships.

Ahab and Ishmael were mere conduits to explore the evil of man. The book itself though written in 1851 is still an engrossing read, as Melville’s prose is masterful. Every creator has put their spin on the tale in one way or the other. Geoff Thorne uses this archetype quite wondrously in the fourth chapter to his book, Sist3rs.

We find Izzy being comforted by Para, as her paranoia sets in leaving Ruul to fight against the fire monster. As we find out a bit of Ruul’s backstory, how she was a misunderstood orphan with extraordinary powers and is rescued by a skilled female warrior. Eventually, Ruul defeats the monster rendering it almost lifeless. By the issue’s end, Para discovers the monster is a bit more than it looks; it is an actual man under that.

Overall, an excellent fourth issue that endears the reader to three protagonists. The story by Thorne is enthralling. The art by Thorne is stylish. Altogether, a story that shows heart should be a central part of all tales.

Story: Geoff Thorne Art: Geoff Thorne
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Winterman Comics #3

Winterman Comics

Muscle memory to me is a fascinating thing. There may be things you have done since childhood that you automatically remember right away. I’ve seen this throughout my life in multiple situations. It’s kind of cool and kind of spooky, but nonetheless intriguing.

One time I saw in the military, where something somebody I worked with had not done something in ten years but he remembered how to do it like riding a bike. Then one time, my Dad drove to a place he had not seen in 20 something years but knew the way like it was nothing and this was before GPS. Memory recall goes with those actions, as the person remembers exactly when they last did it.  Geoff Thorne unravels our hero’s origins in the third chapter to his book, Winterman Comics.

We’re taken back to Other Country, where our hero is still in the fight with the Merk but is soon overwhelmed. . As we find Kally waking up as her younger self, naïve and untested.  Kally eventually sees her sister and her brother, who both are reticent of what has happened. By the issue’s end, we find out our hero is in some type of dream state as her present is converging with her stasis.

Overall, a great third chapter which raises the stakes for our protagonist. The story by Thorne is delightful. The art by Thorne is graceful. Altogether, a story that seeks to be unique.

Story: Geoff Thorne Art: Geoff Thorne
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Shadow of the Cat #1

Shadow of the Cat

When I first read Alias, all those years ago, I thought that Brian Michael Bendis was a genius. It was one of the burgeoning titles at the just started Marvel Max. Max was an imprint from the House Of Ideas, which sought to create comics that spoke to its readers who were becoming parents, and wanted material that spoke to them. Bendis heard that call and answered, as the book traversed the superhero genre while dealing with sensitive issues like sexual trauma.

The book became the line’s most recognizable title, it also made Bendis one of the line’s most sought after storytellers. He would set off a wave where creators looked at female protagonists differently. His run inspired the show Jessica Jones which furthered his narrative as they explored many toxic relationship archetypes. Geoff Thorne introduces us to another complex female protagonist with the first chapter of his comic series Shadow Of The Cat.

We meet Kit, our female protagonist, as she training to fight blindfolded, as she relies on her muscle memory when she used to be a ballet dancer. As her senses are so quick, that she outmaneuvers her opponent, and partner, Cal. Cal, we find out, is an experienced warfighter, and gives his partner a tiny bit of leverage. By the issue’s end, Kit and Cal complete their training for the day as Kit ponders her fate.

Overall, an engaging debut issue that is pure action. The story by Thorne is absorbing. The art by Thorne is stunning. Altogether, a story that palpitates with mystery.

Story: Geoff Thorne Art: Geoff Thorne
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Sist3rs #3

SIST3RS

I’ve been a fan of Alexander Dumas as long as I’ve been able to read. Many of his stories talked about valor and honor. These are attributes that many writers have tried to project onto their characters. Just like most people who read his books, I’m a fan of his Musketeers stories.

Each of the main characters brought their own savoir-faire to the stories. My favorite is The Man In The Iron Mask. When the Three Musketeers became the Four Musketeers, by adding Dartagnan, they added a whole different feel to the character dynamics. Geoff Thorne adds the third member in the third chapter to his comic series, Sist3rs.

We find Ruul and M’Para, meeting the third member of their triumvirate, Izzikay. As Ruul, vocalizes her doubts, as she senses Izakiin’s age and immaturity. Soon Izakiin would learn quickly and the three would start to sync their abilities collectively. By issue’s end, the three unearth on purpose, an ungodly evil, to test their abilities together.

Overall, a brilliant third issue that shows our three protagonists together. The story by Thorne is enticing. The art by Thorne is graceful. Altogether, this installment starts to bring the action to the story.

Story: Geoff Thorne Art: Geoff Thorne
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall:9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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