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Universal Content Productions Launches UCP Graphic

Universal Content Productions

UCP Graphic is a new initiative from Universal Content Productions focused on publishing graphic novels from “up-and-coming talent.”

The first release will be Proctor Valley Road from Alex Child and Grant Morrison who is co-writing the first five issues. BOOM! Studios is publishing the series.

Proctor Valley Road is about a group of teenage girls suspected in the disappearance of several teenage boys in a 1964 California beach town.

The comic imprint is all about intellectual property and using platforms to develop it across media. Comics could be turned into film, television, or podcasts.

UCP is behind the Netflix adaptation of The Umbrella Academy which is published by Dark Horse and producing Resident Alien for SyFy, another Dark Horse series.

(via Variety)

Preview: The Green Lantern Season Two #5

The Green Lantern Season Two #5

Written by: Grant Morrison
Art by: Liam Sharp

In the latest issue of this 12-part miniseries, Green Lantern Hal Jordan must test the limits of his ring’s capabilities when he must take down two ruthless killers, each with the powers of Superman! Defying the will of the New Guardians, Hal finally finds his fugitive alien murderers: the deadly husband/wife team of Hyperman and Hyperwoman-but the consequences will be devastating! These super-spouses have already murdered one GL who tried to thwart their lust for cosmic power…and they won’t hesitate to do it again!

The Green Lantern Season Two #5

Detective Comics #1027 Celebrates 1000 Issues Since Batman’s Debut

Light the Bat-signal, because Detective Comics #1027 is headed your way this September 15! In honor of Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, this special 144-page celebration is poised to truly spotlight the “Detective” in Detective Comics. Batman and his allies will have a mountain of mysteries to solve, taking them from the seediest corners of Gotham City to the farthest reaches of the DC universe, plus a few early hints at what’s in store for the future of the Caped Crusader!

A book of this magnitude deserves the best storytellers in comics and a must-read lineup of DC’s most prolific writers and artists are rising to meet the challenge, including Greg Rucka/Eduardo Risso, Grant Morrison/Chris Burnham, Tom King/Walt Simonson, James Tynion IV/Riley Rossmo, Peter J. Tomasi/Brad Walker, Dan Jurgens, Marv Wolfman/Emanuela Lupacchino, and Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Michael Bendis/David Marquez, Mariko Tamaki/Dan Mora, Scott Snyder/Ivan Reis, Kelly Sue DeConnick/John Romita Jr and Klaus Janson, and Matt Fraction/Chip Zdarsky.

Detective Comics #1027 also includes “tribute” art from fan-favorite artists, including, José Luis García-López, Jamal Campbell, Lee Bermejo, and Jorge Jiménez, among others. An extensive variant cover program is planned for this landmark issue, including a series of ten variants spotlighting both friends and foes of Batman, and an extensive program of retailer-exclusive variant covers.

Detective Comics #1027 arrives at open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers beginning Tuesday, September 15, 2020. This must-have collectible sells for $9.99.

Preview: The Green Lantern Season 2 #4 (of 12)

The Green Lantern Season 2 #4 (of 12)

(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp
In Shops: Jun 17, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Guest-starring the Flash, as the Emerald Warrior and Fastest Man Alive put their friendship on the line to fight for their lives on a world changed beyond all recognition! Is the world ready for an attack by ptechnodactyls and the ancient super-beings known as “the Golden Giants of Neo-Pangaea”?

Green Lantern Season 2 #4 (of 12)

Around the Tubes

Red Hood Outlaw #44

It’s a long weekend for “Team GP” but we still have lots of news coming your way today! If you have the day off, enjoy, and if not, we kick off your distraction for the day with some news from around the web.

Vulture – What Hath the Snyder Cut Released? – It just continues an issue that’s been brewing for some time.

CapeGazette – Drive-thru saves Free Comic Book Day in Milton – A creative solution.

Sequart Organization – With Great Power Comes Great Career Opportunities: A Character Study of Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell’s Zenith – Always an interesting read from this site.

Reviews

Talking Comics – DCeased: Hope at World’s End #1
Talking Comics – DCeased: Unkillables #3
Talking Comics – Red Hood Outlaw #44

Around the Tubes

Department of Mind Blowing Theories

It was a rather quiet weekend as far as comic news but we still have our morning roundup! We’ve got lots on tap this week as things slowly begin to get back to normal. Stay tuned!

Sequart Organization – There is Another World: Postmodernism and Identity in Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol – A very interesting read and well worth checking out.

LEGO

Brickheroes – LEGO Marvel Avengers 76153 Helicarrier: First Look at Set Content
Brickheroes – New LEGO DC Comics from the second half of 2020: first overview of the planned sets
Brickheroes – LEGO Marvel 76152 Wrath of Loki: First Look at Set Content

Reviews

BlogCritic – Department of Mind Blowing Theories

Review: Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle #4 (of 4)

Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle #4 (of 4)

There’s always the road not taken which perplexes most of us. Choices govern our every day, and most of us worry if we made the right one. We tend to rely on context, intelligence and intuition, to make these decisions. Often one betrays the other, which makes us question it all, leaving us both maddened and feeling inferior.

Things are a bit more stacked when it comes to life or death. This becomes even more treacherous when it comes to super-powered individuals. In the final issue of Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle, we find the titular hero facing the one trap that may lead to fatal consequences.

We find Shilo enjoying a normal life, with his wife and daughter, as something that quite seems right and he starts to question everything. As we find out Shilo has been holding guilt for his brother’s death and how it has shaped his actions and made him a superhero. The reader soon realizes that Darkside has sent him to the Life Trap, to pull his MotherBoxx away from him. By issue’s end, Shilo defeats Omega and escapes the Life Trap, as he finally makes peace with his past sins

Overall, an issue cements Grant Morrison as one of the world’s best storytellers. The story by Morrison is thrilling. The art by Pasqual Ferry is remarkable. Altogether, a story that shows why this intriguing hero was brought back for another run.

Story: Grant Morrison Art: Pasqual Ferry
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle #1 (of 4)

Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle #1

When it comes to superheroes, there are none more precocious than Iron Man, and more specifically Tony Stark. As he’s a bit of a showboat but more importantly, one of the best natural leaders that the Avengers ever had. This is why his presence throughout the Marvel movies was more than a staple, but a cornerstone of what would become the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, it was no surprise, when they finally killed off the character, the whole world had a collective pause.

The DC Cinematic Universe has not had much luck, but its comics have grown a kinship to its readers. One such character is Mister Miracle, as the current run has made believers of everyone who has read this new run by Mitch Gerads.  Of course, many creators have had their hands on this character, most notably Grant Morrison.  In the early 2000 run of Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle, we find the titular hero in the limelight in the first issue.

We meet Shilo Norman, who inhabits Mister Miracle in this story, as he uses his abilities as a showman, even a magician like David Blaine which catches the attention of Ultimate Being. As his antics have only made the public openly question the reason for superheroes and Darkseid is waging a war where he is capturing New Gods and  Shilo has the best chance to save them. As he contemplates his next move, he wonders if he has strayed too far from what he used to be and has he become he doesn’t like. By issue’s end, an old friend visits to recruit him, not before he pushes a test of wills on Shilo.

Overall, an evenly paced but well-told story of a reluctant hero, when he cannot find the will to fight for good alone. The story by Morrison is electric and thought-provoking. The art by Pasqual Ferry is incredible. Altogether, a story with much promise that looks to show the intricacies of being super powered.

Story: Grant Morrison Art: Pasqual Ferry
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle #3 (of 4)

Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle #3 (of 4)

Life usually occurs in waves and not in single drops of water. It’s truly an event of feast or famine. Either everything is going well or nothing is at all. We all have experienced it at one time or another and we can only endure and let it pass.

Take the events of today, where a worldwide pandemic has occurred, and the true mettle of leaders are severely tested. Each of them must consider an appropriate response while keeping in mind the lives of millions. Any short-sightedness is also exposed and leaves traces of loss of faith. In the early 2000 run of Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle, we find the titular hero fighting multiple battles and his faith in himself may be the only thing that brings him through in the third issue.

Meet Baron Bedlam, a new escape artist whose talents look to grab some of Shilo’s audience and whose current spectacle is of a staged fighter plane dogfight in an effort to defend foreign enemies from destroying the Statue of Liberty. As Shilo tries to figure out Bedlam, he is also dealing with his daughter’s new friends who are more dangerous than she knows and whom Shilo senses aren’t good for her. As Shilo confronts Bedlam, he soon realizes that he is part of the cloning program, one orchestrated by Darkside and whose considerable powers and influence have put him into position to making everyone forget about Mister Miracle. By issue’s end, Darkside has left Shilo for dead, as his grand plan for the city is put into play, leaving the city and world at risk.

Overall, an issue that is more psychological than your usual superhero fare, which shows the world why Grant Morrison is one of the world’s best storytellers. The story by Morrison is exhilarating and well developed. The art by Pasqual Ferry is impressive. Altogether, an installment that gives readers another story to which to celebrate this excellent and undersung hero.

Purchase: comiXology

Story: Grant Morrison Art: Pasqual Ferry
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy


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