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Preview: Superman #7

Superman #7

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Brandon Peterson (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
In Shops: Jan 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: the shocking return of the son of Superman! A year spent traveling the stars changed Jon Kent. Are parents Clark and Lois ready for the all-new, all-different Superboy? Secrets are revealed, a new look debuts and Superman’s world is changed forever!

Superman #7

Preview: Superman #6

Superman #6

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

It’s the moment you never thought you’d see-Superman must team with General Zod to defeat Rogol Zaar or risk banishment for all three in the cold prison of the Phantom Zone forever. Whatever you do, do not skip to the last page-the end of this issue changes the lives of Superman and his family forever as the Unity Saga continues!

Preview: Superman #5

Superman #5

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

What could tempt Kryptonian criminal General Zod to reenter the Phantom Zone after years of imprisonment? As Superman tries to free himself from the Kryptonian jail and fight off the monster who destroyed Krypton, Zod returns to face Rogol Zaar and get vengeance for his dead world and its lost potential.

Preview: Superman #4

Superman #4

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

As Superman fights to protect the world from Rogol Zaar and the Kryptonian convicts trapped inside the Phantom Zone, the greatest minds on Earth devise a risky plan to return the planet from the deadly prison. With the Earth continuing to crack and crumble and its greatest heroes fall, can the Man of Steel hold the line and give his adopted world a chance to escape?

Preview: Superman #3

Superman #3

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Guest-starring the Justice League! Locked inside the Phantom Zone, the Earth stands poisoned and its heroes lie dying, with no idea how to escape the deadly Kryptonian trap. But an even deadlier threat invades as Rogol Zaar teams with those who have been imprisoned inside the Phantom Zone to use Earth to escape, not caring if they destroy the planet to do it.

DC Collectibles in April 2019 Includes New DC Bombshells, Artists Alley, Harley Quinn and More!

Next spring DC Collectibles will unleash new DC Bombshells, anthropomorphic creatures and new statues starring Harley Quinn, Sean Murphy’s White Knight Batman, the Flash and more—all set to invade stores in April 2019.

Leading the charge just in time for spring training is a new Batwoman statue featuring artist Ant Lucia’s popular DC Bombshells design in a striking red “away uniform” variant paint color. The statue measures the same 9-inch scale as the original version and is intricately sculpted by Tim Miller.

Also in April 2019, DC Collectibles will release new cutting-edge DC Artists Alley designer vinyl figures by fan-favorite toy designer Joe Ledbetter. Ledbetter is known for his distinct, bold lines and vibrant palette and has worked with such top brands as IKEA, Swatch, Nike, Sony Music and Kidrobot. Now Ledbetter will bring his unique style to the DC universe, putting his signature anthropomorphicspin on iconic characters Batman, the Penguin, Catwoman and Robin.

Ledbetter’s 7-inch scale DC Artists Alley figures are sculpted by Joe Menna and will be offered in both a standard edition paint color and a black-and-white variant style. Each figure will also include four DC character sketch cards drawn by Ledbetter.

See below for DC Collectibles’ complete April 2019 lineup:

DC Bombshells: Batwoman Away Uniform variant statue

  • Designed by Ant Lucia
  • Sculpted by Tim Miller
  • Size: 9″ scale
  • Limited to 5,000 pieces
  • MSRP: $125.00

DC Artists Alley designer vinyl figures by Joe Ledbetter

  • Characters: Batman, Robin, the Penguin and Catwoman
  • Sculpted by Joe Menna
  • Size: 7″ scale
  • Individually numbered
  • Standard edition: Limited to 3,000 units; MSRP: $60 each
  • Black and White variant edition: Limited to 1,000 units; MSRP: $60.00 each

 

Harley Quinn Red, White & Black: Harley Quinn by Guillem March

  • Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews
  • Size: 7″ scale
  • Limited to 5,000 pieces
  • MSRP: $80.00 each

Batman Black & White: White Knight Batman statue by Sean Murphy

  • Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews
  • Size: 7″ scale
  • Limited to 5,000 pieces
  • MSRP: $80.00

 

DC Core: The Flash statue

  • Sculpted by Jay Kushwara
  • Size: 9″ scale
  • MSRP: $50.00

 

DC Designer Series: Green Lantern statue by Ivan Reis

  • Sculpted by Tony Cipriano
  • Size: 12″ scale
  • Limited to 5,000 pieces
  • MSRP: $150.00

Preview: Superman #2

Superman #2

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The world quakes and shakes as it begins to succumb to the effects of the entire planet being moved into the lifeless realm known as the Phantom Zone. As Superman works with the World’s Greatest Heroes, an old enemy trapped in the same prison returns to stop the Man of Steel and escape.

Review: Superman #1

Out in July, Superman #1 is the beginning of Brian Michael Bendis‘ run on the iconic character. We go over the comic to see if it takes off in flight.

Superman #1 is by Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Alex Sinclair, Josh Reed, Adam Hughes, David Mack, Jessica Chen, Michael Cotton, and Brian Cunningham.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Man of Steel #6

Out for a few weeks now, we do a video review of The Man of Steel #6, the finale to Brian Michael Bendis‘ miniseries that kicks off his Superman run!

Man of Steel #6 is by Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Fabok, Alex Sinclair, Josh Reed, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Jessica Chen, Michael Cotton, and Brian Cunningham.

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Review: Superman #1

After upending Superman’s status quo by showing the real reason why Krypton was destroyed and blasting Lois Lane and his son Jon into space, writer Brian Michael Bendis returns everything to normal in Superman #1. Not really. Bendis and majestic artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado with blockbuster colorist Alex Sinclair show that even idealistic heroes get the blues in the proper beginning to Bendis’ Superman run. There is plenty of saving the day, but also sadness over the departure of his wife and son, whose communicator is broken as well as one hell of a final page hook.

In a single image of Superman shooting off into space to find his family, Reis and Prado show that they can handle both emotions and wide screen action. Superman #1 is a comic where the Man of Steel defeats a Dominator armada before they can even come close to invading Earth and also one where Clark Kent sits alone at home and reminisces about Lex Luthor expose related pillow talk with Lois and misses convincing his son to go to school even though he can fly, has freeze breath, and heat vision. Sinclair’s colors are really what sets the tone from explosions offset by the primary colors of Superman’s costume to the bleak darkness of the Fortress of Solitude’s new location at the Bermuda Triangle and the sheer eeriness of the final pages. Blue, yellow, and red are a constant, but the amount of light that shines on the crest of the House of El varies depending on the scene. It’s like a visual thermometer for hope.

Bendis’ gift for dialogue is what helped him stand out in the comics scene for better or worse, and it serves him well as Superman has one extended, pivotal conversation with the Martian Manhunter plus a couple small, yet great interactions with the Justice League and “himself” in Superman #1. For example, in a single page, Bendis and Reis nail the humility of Clark Kent as a slightly, self-congratulatory piece about the Fortress of Solitude moving location gets deleted, and Kent decides to write something that helps someone by following up on the ongoing, still unresolved arson subplot. Journalism isn’t just a day job disguise for Superman; it’s a powerful weapon in his fight for truth and justice even if it could be tempting to use his byline at the Daily Planet as PR. Reis and Prado do a close up on Clark touching the frame of his glasses to really sell the humility.

The conversation between Superman and J’onn is probably Bendis’ strongest scene yet as a DC Comics writer. Past writers have made the fairly obvious connection between Superman being the Last Son of Krypton and Martian Manhunter as the Last Son of Mars. However, Bendis goes a little deeper and has J’onn show empathy for Superman after he found out that Krypton wasn’t destroyed by natural causes, but by the genocide of Rogol Zaar. He writes J’onn with empathy, nobility, and patience as Superman keeps interrupting their conversation to help people and then creates a little bit of a gap between them when J’onn suggests that Superman play a more active role as a world leader instead of just a superpowered volunteer firefighter. Openly placing himself as superior to humans goes against Superman’s code so he declines J’onn’s idea while still listening to him. It might seem like a good idea, but remember Injustice Gods Among Us. 

Superman #1 is a full showcase for the talents of Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis with Joe Prado, and Alex Sinclair on both a macro and micro level as they show while also show him emotionally coping with missing Lois and Jon and the loss of his Fortress of Solitude while also dealing with an extremely powerful threat connected to the events of Man of Steel. The book succeeds as both a character study and superhero blockbuster, and Bendis and Reis continue to seamlessly weave in Superman and Clark’s “co-workers” in the Justice League and Daily Planet to enhance the narrative.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis Pencils: Ivan Reis Inks: Joe Prado
 Colors: Alex Sinclair Letters: Josh Reed
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.2 Recommendation: Buy

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