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Preview: Gargoyles #2

Gargoyles #2

Writer: Greg Weisman
Artist: George Kambadais
Covers: David Nakayama (A), Amanda Conner (B), Lucio Parrillo (C), Lesley “Leirix” Li (D), Jae Lee (E), Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner (F)
32 pages | Fantasy | $3.99 | Teen

ALL-NEW STORIES BY SERIES CREATOR GREG WEISMAN!
Dynamite’s all-new ongoing series, in continuity with the epic Gargoyles television series continues! The Gargoyles have awakened from their stone sleep – but will it be in time to save Maggie the Cat and her unborn mutate child from Thailog and Sevarius? Plus, don’t miss the return of Dominic Dracon!

Gargoyles #2

Gargoyles #2 delivers a choppy reading experience

Gargoyles #2

I loved the debut issue of Gargoyles. While I wasn’t too familiar with the animated series I knew the very basics. The issue showed readers that the comic was far more than a continuation of a “kids” animated series. There was a lot of talk of fairly weighty topics and the result was a debut that had me excited to read more. Unfortunately, Gargoyles #2 is a bit of a step back and I’m not sure if it’s the comic itself or just a nerfed digital copy.

The Gargoyles have awakened from their stone sleep — but will the make it to the birth of Maggie the Cat’s unborn mutate child? Writer Greg Weisman continues the adventure and while I generally enjoyed Gargoyles #2, it’s hard to say if my issues with it are just a bad digital review copy. Things feel out of order, like really out of order, creating a really confusing reading experience. People wake up from being gassed before actually being gassed. They call out for character after that character shows up. It has to be a digital error, but without a physical copy to compare it to, it’s hard to say. Unfortunately, I have to go with what’s provided (this wouldn’t be the first time an error like this has happened).

Overall though, the issue is still a step back from the debut. Gargoyles #2 no longer sets up the series, instead diving into some of what is danced around in that first issue, the birth of Maggie the Cat’s child. It’s a pretty straightforward story with everyone being attacked and someone being kidnapped. The why, we really don’t know, it’s really just the setup of things. But, what’s missing is that deeper, more adult, discussion from the debut that made it all so interesting. This is rather basic compared to all of that which makes it a bit of a letdown.

The art by George Kambadais is solid as the first issue. It does a great balance of the dark nature of the story but not over the top to make it scary or gloomy. The characters all look good and there’s some really solid page layouts within. There’s some really fantastic visuals in the comic that you can feel the cinematic quality to. Jeff Eckleberry‘s lettering is the exclamation to all of the excitement nailing down the emotional punches and hits.

Gargoyles #2 is a decent continuation of the debut issue but technical issues definitely hurt my enjoyment. Hopefully that’s not a problem with print copies (please someone comment to let us know!).

Story: Greg Weisman Art: George Kambadais Letterer: Jeff Eckleberry
Story: 7.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 7.3 Recommendation: Read

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: Zeus ComicscomiXology/Kindle

Preview: Gargoyles #2

Gargoyles #2

Writer: Greg Weisman
Artist: George Kambadais
Covers: David Nakayama (A), Amanda Conner (B), Lucio Parrillo (C), Lesley “Leirix” Li (D), Jae Lee (E), Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner (F)
32 pages | Fantasy | $3.99 | Teen

ALL-NEW STORIES BY SERIES CREATOR GREG WEISMAN!
Dynamite’s all-new ongoing series, in continuity with the epic Gargoyles television series continues! The Gargoyles have awakened from their stone sleep – but will it be in time to save Maggie the Cat and her unborn mutate child from Thailog and Sevarius? Plus, don’t miss the return of Dominic Dracon!

Gargoyles #2

Preview: Young Justice: Targets #6 (of 6)

Young Justice: Targets #6 (of 6)

(W) Greg Weisman (A) Chris Jones
In Shops: Dec 27, 2022
SRP: $3.99

You’ve witnessed teams across the globe band together in the name of a shared goal—through twists and turns, friendships and betrayals, they have held steady in their goal to rescue Queen Perdita from the foul conspiracy she has been ensnared in. And now, in our final issue, we ask the question…will they succeed? Find out in this dramatic, action-packed, and heart-wrenching finale!

Young Justice: Targets #6 (of 6)

Review: Gargoyles #1

Gargoyles #1

When I was a kid, I missed out on Gargoyles. I couldn’t tell you if it was on at a bad time, I was “too old”, or just not interested, but I generally didn’t watch the Disney animated series. I know it has its fans and generally the concept, but specifics of the series aren’t something I’m familiar with. Well, I’m happy to say that Gargoyles #1 not only continues the animated series but is also an excellent place for new fans to start.

Written by series creator Greg Weisman, Gargoyles #1 the story is told from the perspective of NYPD detective Elisa Maza. Maza delivers an introduction to the world, the story so far, and the characters. As someone who remembers Goliath and that’s about it, it’s a welcome introduction. But, beyond the introduction Weisman also delivers some of the “why” for it all and an interesting reading level.

Gargoyles #1 is an interesting comic in that while the property might seem like it’s for kids, there’s a lot of “adult” material to it. It explains the philosophy of Goliath and why he’s chosen to keep his people a secret to the populace delving into the fear of the masses. The words “sectarianism” and “scapegoating” are thrown around for readers. Talk of power vacuums due to the heads of gangs being removed, sets up conflict. It all took me by surprise. As someone who loved Disney’s Darkwing Duck, I expected that “level” of entertainment, geared towards kids but adults can enjoy it too. The level of discussion at times within the comic has me wondering what I missed and if I had my perception of the property all wrong. There’s far more depth and layers than I expected. It’s far more than cool looking characters beating up bad guys.

And speaking of cool, the art by George Kambadais looks great. Joined by Jeff Eckleberry on lettering, the comic has a style similar to the animated series but just slightly different. The characters are all recognizable and the action sequences are dynamic and exciting. Where the art really shines is the emotions depicted on the page. From a simple glance at each other, or how some dialogue is delivered, to the body language, it all adds to the emotion and vibe of the comic. Like the underlying content, it “matures” the comic in a way making it all feel like it’s older readers than I expected.

Gargoyles #1 is an excellent start. Not only did it leave me wanting more, it has me wanting to go back and watch the original animated series to see what I missed. It’s surprisingly “adult” in what it talks about catching me as a new reader off guard but also sucking me in. This isn’t the “kids” series I thought it was, and partially dismissed it because of, and has me excited to discover more.

Story: Greg Weisman Art: George Kambadais Letterer: Jeff Eckleberry
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: TFAWZeus ComicscomiXology/Kindle

Preview: Gargoyles #1

Gargoyles #1

Writer: Greg Weisman
Artist: George Kambadais
Covers: David Nakayama (A), Amanda Conner (B), Lucio Parrillo (C), Lesley “Leirix” Li (D), Jae Lee (E), Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner (F)
32 pages | Fantasy | $3.99 | Teen

ALL-NEW STORIES FROM SERIES CREATOR GREG WEISMAN!
THE STARS OF THE SENSATIONAL ANIMATED TV SERIES RETURN WITH NEW ADVENTURES!
All-new ongoing series, in continuity with the epic GARGOYLES television classic!

One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear. It was THE AGE OF GARGOYLES. Stone by day, Warriors by night, they were betrayed by the humans they had sworn to protect…frozen in stone by a magic spell for a thousand years. Now, here in Manhattan, the spell is broken, and they live again! They are Defenders of the Night! THEY ARE GARGOYLES!

Series creator GREG WEISMAN and illustrator GEORGE KAMBADAIS reintroduce the Manhattan Clan, a family of Gargoyles at full strength, though modern New York City is full of attractions and distractions, and each member of the clan has begun to go their own way. But their bonds will be tested, when nefarious factions from all across the world attempt to steal that rarest, most precious of possessions…an unhatched Gargoyle egg!

Gargoyles #1

Preview: Young Justice: Targets #5

Young Justice: Targets #5

(W) Greg Weisman (A/CA) Chris Jones
In Shops: Nov 22, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Just as it seemed that Superboy was about to make some headway, enter a Kryptonite-laced METALLO! Will the team be able to finally achieve their goal and rescue Perdita, or will the Lexcorp Robotics Factory be their final resting place? Check out this penultimate chapter to find out!

Young Justice Targets #5

Gargoyles #1 gets a CGC Signature Series 1:250 Retailer Incentive Variant signed by creator Greg Weisman

CGC and Dynamite Entertainment are joining forces for an exclusive Signature Series graded option for the upcoming Gargoyles #1 1:250 Retailer Incentive cover signed by writer Greg Weisman, creator of Gargoyles. Retailers may order this ultra-rare variant edition based on orders placed through Final Order Cutoff only. It features original cover art by Drew Moss.

Each signed copy of this ultra-limited edition of Gargoyles #1 will ship with a CGC Certificate of Authenticity and a CGC coupon enabling buyers to have their copies graded and returned with a yellow CGC SIGNATURE SERIES LABEL. Any fees associated with grading remains the responsibility of the retailer or customer.

CGC will have an authorized witness at the signing with Weisman, and to further protect the authenticity and security of each signature, advanced measures have been taken so the COA cannot be replicated.

If the retailer, or a customer wish to have the book graded, in order to receive a Signature Series grade the following instructions MUST be followed:

  1. Become a CGC member if you are currently not.
  2. Email the Signature Series team that you will be submitting your signed Gargoyles #1 1:250 Retailer Incentive with COA to CGC. They will supply you with a simple form to fill out.
  3. Get your copy or copies ready for shipment. IMPORTANT: keep the COA and Gargoyles #1 submitted for signing together. The COA MUST be present to receive a CGC Signature Series grade. Don’t forget to add the form from the Signature Series team!
  4. On the outside of your shipping box put the initials G W on all sides.
  5. Ship directly to the Signature Series team’s attention.

ATTN: Signature Series
CGC
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Sarasota, FL 34240

All copies must be received by the Signature Series team no more than 30 days after you receive them. Copies ordered outside the United States must be received no more than 45 days after you receive them.

Each copy of the Gargoyles #1 limited quantity Signed 1:250 Retailer Incentive variant will be bagged and boarded and individually signed by Greg Weisman.

This title is available for order under Diamond item code AUG228652.

These copies will be shipped as close to the release date of the regular Gargoyles #1 as possible, but we cannot guarantee any grade. They will be packed for shipping with the utmost care to help ensure that they arrive without damage. Because we cannot guarantee that shipping damages will not occur in transit, there will be an opportunity for retailers to submit photo evidence of significantly damaged copies to their Diamond Customer Service representative at which point they will return to Dynamite, who will then make every attempt to make sure retailers are satisfied with their copies.

Please note that Dynamite cannot guarantee any specific condition or minimum grade on the comics received. Damaged copies also must be returned to qualify for replacement.

Each copy of the Gargoyles #1 1:250 Retailer Incentive variant will have its own unique number. This variant will be strictly limited to initial qualifying orders. This variant will be on Final Order Cutoff on November 14.

Gargoyles #1 is the first title in Dynamite’s exciting new collaboration with Disney, and will go on sale in December 2022. The new series, written by Greg Weisman with art by George Kambadais, continues the adventures from the beloved 1990s animated television series and is canon with those original adventures.

Gargoyles #1 will arrive in comics shops on Wednesday, December 7, 2023, with a cover price of $3.99. This comic will also be available on digital platforms.

Preview: Young Justice: Targets #4

Young Justice: Targets #4

(W) Greg Weisman (A/CA) Chris Jones
In Shops: Oct 25, 2022
SRP: $3.99

The search for Queen Perdita continues and the conspiracy behind her abduction deepens as Lex Luthor’s involvement becomes apparent! Now the Outsiders and Gorilla Squad head to a Lexcorp robotics factory in Bialya to investigate further, and what they find will rock them to their core!

Young Justice: Targets #4

Preview: Young Justice: Targets #3

Young Justice: Targets #3

(W) Greg Weisman (A/CA) Chris Jones
In Shops: Sep 27, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Queen Perdita has been rescued! Or has she? Beast Boy has his doubts, and soon his suspicions turn terrifyingly real. Nightwing and Robin, working across the globe from one another, come upon information that leads them to uncover the identity of the villain who’s been pulling the strings behind this kidnapping all along! Plus, take a trip into the past with another action-packed backup, starring Green Arrow!

Young Justice: Targets #3
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