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DC Zoom and DC Ink Get the Spotlight for Free Comic book Day

DC announced today the publisher will showcase its upcoming young reader imprints – DC Ink (YA) and DC Zoom (middle grade) – at this year’s Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) on Saturday, May 4, 2019. DC’s free comic book offerings will include early looks at Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale (DC Ink) and Dear Justice League (DC Zoom).

Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale FCBD Special Edition will serve as DC’s Gold Title at the annual event and will feature a free chapter from the upcoming YA original graphic novel by The New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle and artist Isaac Goodhart. The full graphic novel is slated to hit stores everywhere books are sold on May 7, 2019.

This FCBD special edition will also include a sneak preview of DC Ink’s upcoming Teen Titans: Raven graphic novel by The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kami Garcia and fan-favorite artist Gabriel Picolo which will hit shelves on July 2, 2019.

DC’s FCBD silver comic book will be a kids title featuring two exclusive free chapters from Dear Justice League, an original graphic novel for middle graders from The New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop and artist Gustavo Duarte. The DC Zoom graphic novel is slated to hit stores everywhere books are sold on August 6, 2019 and the early FCBD special edition will feature two excerpts starring Superman and Hawkgirl.

For complete descriptions of DC’s 2019 FCBD titles, see below:

UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE FCBD SPECIAL EDITION (Gold Title)

When fifteen-year-old Selina Kyle becomes homeless, she must confront questions of who she is and who she will become. From The New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle (ttfnttyl) and artist Isaac Goodhart, comes a story about a teenage Catwoman as she struggles to find her own identity while living on the streets of Gotham City. This FCBD special edition features a chapter from DC Ink’s upcoming original graphic novel, UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE plus a sneak peek at TEEN TTIANS: RAVEN, another DC Ink graphic novel by The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo.

UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE FCBD SPECIAL EDITION (Silver Title)

The greatest Super Heroes in the DC universe, the Justice League, answer mail from their biggest fans–kids! Courtesy of Michael Northrop, The New York Times bestselling author ofTombQuest, and artist Gustavo Duarte, DC’s iconic Super Heroes find time to answer questions both big and small when they are not busy saving the world. Their honest and humorous responses will surprise and delight readers of any age, as it turns out that being a superhero is not too different from being a kid. This FCBD special edition features two chapters starring Superman and Hawkgirl from DC Zoom’s upcoming original graphic novel, DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE.

DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE FCBD SPECIAL EDITION

Get Your First Look at the Cover to DC Zoom Title ‘Dear Justice League’ by Michael Northrop and Gustavo Duarte

New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop and fan-favorite artist Gustavo Duarte have released a first-look at their upcoming Dear Justice League graphic novel from DC Zoom – DC’s new middle grade graphic novel line. The book is now available for pre-order and will hit stores everywhere books are sold on August 6, 2019.

In Dear Justice League, the greatest heroes in the DC universe, the Justice League, find time in between saving the world to answer mail from their biggest fans—kids! Hot button questions like, “Does Superman ever make mistakes?” “What was Wonder Woman’s eleventh birthday like?” “Does Aquaman smell like fish?” will be answered, giving readers the inside scoop into everyday heroics. The Justice League’s honest and humorous answers will surprise and delight fans of any age, as it turns out that being a superhero is not too different from being a kid.

Preview: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #37

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #37

(W) Brandon Montclare (A) Gustavo Duarte (CA) Natacha Bustos
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WINTER WONDERLAND!
• He’s making a list and checking it twice…but you won’t find precocious provocateur Moon Girl on there!
• When the children of Yancy Street need some holiday cheer, it’s up to notorious grinch Lunella Lafayette and jolly red Devil Dinosaur to fill in.
• FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST SANTA CLAUS!

Preview: Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Shortcuts HC

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Shortcuts HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Jonathan Case, Delilah S. Dawson, Adam Smith and more!
Artists: Katie Cook, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Jeff Stokely, Daniel Bayliss and more!
Cover Artist: Derek Kirk Kim
Colorists: Joana Lafuente, Heather Breckel, Dan Jackson, Jen Hickman
Letterers: Jim Campbell, Nathan Pride, Deron Bennett, Warren Montgomery
Price: $29.99

Celebrate the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film with stories from inside the magical walls of the labyrinth!

Featuring fan-favorite characters like Ludo, Hoggle, Sir Didymus, and the Goblin King himself, this compilation showcases imaginative tales from critically acclaimed writers and artists alike, including Jonathan Case (The New Deal), Delilah S. Dawson (Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma), Gustavo Duarte (Bizarro), Roger Langridge (Snarked), Katie Cook (Star Wars: ABC-3PO), Jeff Stokely (Six-Gun Gorilla), and many others.

Collects The Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special, The Labyrinth 2017 Special and two never-before-seen stories!

Ms. Marvel #31 Celebrates 50 Issues of Kamala Khan with Hasan Minhaj Contributing

This June marks 50 issues of Kamala Khan, and in Ms. Marvel #31, Marvel is celebrating…slumber party style! As Ms. Marvel #31 brings Kamala, Zoe, Nakia and Mike together for a best friends sleepover, the comic publisher is also bringing along some very special friends to commemorate this landmark issue.

Marvel has announced that in addition to rising stars and award-winning creators such as G. Willow Wilson, Hugo Award nominee Saladin Ahmed and New York Times bestseller Rainbow Rowell, Ms. Marvel #31’s all-star roster of talent will include Daily Show correspondent and Peabody Award-winning comedy writer Hasan Minhaj!

Named one of the most influential American Muslims in the media, Minhaj has made waves as an actor, writer, and activist. He was the featured speaker at the 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner, and his critically-acclaimed one-man show, Homecoming King, is currently streaming on Netflix. Later this summer, he’ll be seen in the upcoming comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me.

Along with this stellar line-up of writing talent, Marvel is excited to announce that series regular artist Nico Leon will be joined on Ms. Marvel #31 by celebrated artists Bob Quinn, Gusatvo Duarte, and Elmo Bondoc.

Will Kamala be able to save Jersey City AND her party? It’s an epic adventure in a very special landmark issue of Ms. Marvel, coming to comic shops this June 27th!

Preview: Adventure Time Comics #23

Adventure Time Comics #23

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Xiao Tong Kong, Jean Wei, Jack Sjogren, Mari Arakaki
Artists: Xiao Tong Kong, Jean Wei, Jack Sjogren, Mari Arakaki
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jonathan Cantero
Subscription Cover: Gustavo Duarte
Variant Cover: Igor Wolski
Price: $3.99

Finn and Jake are entrusted with the keys to the Breakfast Kingdom, which they will absolutely not lose in any way.

Preview: Lockjaw #2

Lockjaw #2

Story: Daniel Kibblesmith Art: Carlos Villa
Ink: Roberto Poggi Color: Chris O’Halloran Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover: Kris Anka, Matthew Wilson
Logo: Gustavo Duarte
Editor: Wil Moss Associate Editor: Sarah Brunstad
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WHO’S A GOOD BOY? Part 2
• Lockjaw and his hapless recruit D-Man end up in the prehistoric Savage Land!
• And Zabu, the last living sabretooth tiger, is not happy about it. But there’s no time to mark territory – a puppy is in danger, and Lockjaw will need Ka-Zar and Zabu’s help to find it!
• Who’s after Lockjaw’s lost siblings? And can D-Man get over his D-pression long enough to help?

Review: Weapon H #1

The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H!

It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain?

I’ll admit, I was skeptical going into Weapon H #1 but the fact Greg Pak is writing the series had me intrigued full of some hope. Pak is an excellent writer and his Mech Cadet Yu is one of my favorite current series. While he’s made kids with mechas awesome and the Hulk interesting, what about Hulkverine? While the series feels like one no one asked for and one we don’t really need, Pak has delivered a first issue that has an old school feel about it all. Like the character himself, Weapon H is a blend of the Hulk and Wolverine. We have a loner whose trying to hide from the military and keep the beast within and a loner in the woods hiding out trying to keep the beast within. Whether Pak has done this on purpose is unknown but what he’s delivered is a surprisingly good comic.

Where Pak’s story stands out is the details and how he builds on the story. The story is most interesting when he has his character hide out within a bunch of day laborers hiding his ability to speak English and keeping his head low. That Pak uses this situation is an interesting one, especially where that goes. Not only does he highlight this real world slave labor situation but also the pitfalls that comes with it. It also helps build sympathy for the monster and at the same time reiterates the monster.

And “the monster” is a key focus. That’s down to the first major villain that’ll be be an obstacle Wendigo. Not only does the character have history with both Wolverine and Hulk it’s also a creature that Pak can work off of with juxtaposing monsters. Add in an evil corporation and there’s clearly thought as to why Pak has chosen this as the first obstacle for he series. That evil corporation is reiterated in a back-up story which adds to the world Pak is creating. It’s a smart way to add to the greater story without interrupting it and emphasizes some of the villains Pak is setting up.

The art by Cory Smith and Marcus To with color from Morry Hollowell and lettering by Joe Caramagna is good. There’s good detail and they use angles and perspectives so that we don’t always see the monster. It’s a trope in a way but one that works really well. Reactions, especially towards the beginning helps build the mystery and horror of it all and the artists help build towards the big reveal later. The lettering too helps emphasize the chaos of the monster emerging bringing together the dialogue and art.

The team has done a solid one here with a story that gives us some tropes and a blending of what we’ve seen before but does it all in such a way that it’s still entertaining. It feels like a story that honors what has come before in many ways. This may be a comic that felt like no one was asking for but what has been delivered is something I want to see where it goes.

Story: Greg Pak Art: Cory Smith, Marcus To
Color: Morry Hollowell Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Leinil Yu, Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Variant Covers: Gustavo Duarte; Dale Keown and Val Staples; Adam Kubert and Matthew Wilson; Skan
Story: 7.85 Art: 7.85 Overall: 7.85 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Weapon H #1

Weapon H #1

Story: Greg Pak Art: Cory Smith, Marcus To
Color: Morry Hollowell Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Leinil Yu, Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Variant Covers: Gustavo Duarte; Dale Keown and Val Staples; Adam Kubert and Matthew Wilson; Skan
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018
SRP: $4.99

AWOL Part 1
The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H!

It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain? Only the creative team of Greg Pak (INCREDIBLE HULK) and Cory Smith (X-MEN BLUE) can give you the answers!

Preview: Lockjaw #1

Lockjaw #1

Story: Daniel Kibblesmith Art: Carlos Villa Cover Art: Gustavo Duarte
Ink: Roberto Poggi Color: Chris O’Halloran Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Editor: Wil Moss Associate Editor: Sarah Brunstad
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WHO’S A GOOD BOY? Part 1
At long last, the dog has his day! Lockjaw spends most of his time defending the Inhuman empire alongside Black Bolt and Medusa. But when he gets a message that his long-lost litter mates are in danger, he’ll spring into action to save them! But wait – Lockjaw has brothers and sisters? Can they teleport? Are they Inhuman? Can they possibly be as gosh-darned cute as their big brother? All the answers are here! Get ready for an adventure worth fetching for!

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