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Review: X-Factor Epic Collection Vol. 8 X-Aminations

X-Factor: X-Aminations is volume 8 in Marvel’s Epic Collection. It collects issues #84-100 and Annual #8

Story: Peter David, Scott Lobdell, Skip Dietz, J.M. DeMatteis, Shana David, Joe Quesada
Art: Jae Lee, Joe Quesada, Chris Batista, Buzz, Jan Duursema, Terry Schoemaker, Paul Ryan, Greg Luzniak, Cliff Van Meter
Ink: Al Milgrom, Mark McKenna, Andrew Pepoy, Jeff Albrecht, Cliff Van Meter
Color: Brad Vancata, Glynis Oliver, Marie Javins, Ariane Lenshoek, Tom Smith, Joe Rosas, Mike Thomas, Matt Webb, Carlos Lopez
Letterer: Richard Starkings, Steve Dutro, Lois Buhalis, Janice Chiang, Dave Sharpe, Pat Brosseau

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Preview: Impossible, Inc.

Impossible, Inc.

J.M. Dematteis (w) • Mike Cavallaro (a & c)

Join 17-year-old Number Horowitz, daughter of legendary genius-adventurer Goliath Horowitz, as she and her companions board a cosmic train called the Non-Local Express, riding across the quantum sea and into the Infinite Spiral that leads anywhere, everywhere, and every place in between. Time travel, other worlds, new dimensions, and parallel universes: the Impossible Incorporated team can journey any place the mind can imagine—and also into mysteries far beyond imagination’s reach. But the greatest mystery of all—what happened to Goliath Horowitz? Number’s father vanished when she was seven years old, and she’s determined to discover the truth about Goliath’s disappearance.

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 120 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-435-0

Impossible, Inc.

DC Showcase Delivers New Animated Shorts Starting with Sgt. Rock

Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in partnership with DC, are in production on five new DC Showcase animated shorts for release in 2019-2020.

Inspired by characters and stories from DC’s robust portfolio, the all-new series of shorts will be included on upcoming DC Universe Movies releases, with exception of an innovative Batman: Death in the Family long-form animated short, which will anchor a compilation set for distribution in late 2020.

Each of the five shorts – entitled Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death, The Phantom Stranger, and Batman: Death in the Family – opens with a new, live-action branding sequence that features a few Easter Eggs specially added for observant fans.

DC Showcase Sgt. Rock

Sgt. Rock is executive produced and directed by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) from a script by award-winning comics writers Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson and Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen). The original tale finds battle-weary Sgt. Rock thinking he has seen everything that World War II can dish out. But he is in for the surprise of his life when he is assigned to lead a company consisting of legendary monsters into battle against an unstoppable platoon of Nazi zombies. Karl Urban (Star Trek & Lord of the Rings film franchises) provides the voice of Sgt. Rock. Also voicing characters in Sgt. Rock are Keith Ferguson, William Salyers, and Audrey Wasilewski.

Adam Strange is produced and directed by Butch Lukic (Batman Unlimited franchise), who also conceived the original story – which is written by J.M. DeMatteis (Constantine: City of Demons). On a rugged asteroid mining colony, few of the toiling workers are aware that their town drunk was ever anything but an interplanetary derelict. But when the miners open a fissure into the home of a horde of deadly alien insects, his true identity is exposed. He is space adventurer Adam Strange, whose heroic backstory is played out in flashbacks as he struggles to save the very people who have scorned him for so long. Charlie Weber (How To Get Away with Murder) provides the voice of Adam Strange, alongside with Roger R. Cross, Kimberly Brooks, Ray Chase, and Fred Tatasciore.

Inspired by Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman,” Death is produced and directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. The Fatal Five) and written by J.M. DeMatteis (Batman: Bad Blood). In the story, Vincent, an artist with unresolved inner demons, meets a mysterious girl who helps him come to terms with his creative legacy … and eventual death. Leonardo Nam (Westworld) provides the voice of Vincent, and Jamie Chung (The Gifted, Big Hero 6) is the voice of Death. The cast includes Darin De Paul, Keith Szarabajka, and Kari Wahlgren.

The Phantom Stranger has Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke) at the helm as executive producer and director, and the short is written by Ernie Altbacker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract). Set in the 1970s, the short follows young adult Jess as she joins her friends at a party in a dilapidated mansion hosted by the mysterious Seth. When odd things begin to happen to Jess and her friends, the Phantom Stranger intervenes to save her from a dreary fate. Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick) gives voice to The Phantom Stranger, and Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Impastor) provides the voice of Seth. The Phantom Stranger also features the voices of Natalie Lander, Grey Griffin, and Roger Craig Smith.

More information regarding Batman: Death In The Family will be available in 2020.

All five new DC Showcase shorts credits include Jim Krieg as co-producer, Amy McKenna as producer, and Sam Register as executive producer.

Initially launched in 2010, DC Showcase was originally comprised of four animated shorts produced by Bruce Timm and directed by Joaquim Dos Santos: The Spectre (released on 2/23/2010), Jonah Hex (7/27/2010), Green Arrow (9/28/2010) and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam (11/9/2010). An additional short, Catwoman (10/18/2011), was attached the following year to the release of Batman: Year One, and was directed by Lauren Montgomery and executive produced by Bruce Timm. Screenwriters on the initial quintet were Steve Niles (The Spectre), Joe Lansdale (Jonah Hex), Greg Weisman (Green Arrow), Michael Jelenic (Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam) and Paul Dini (Catwoman).

Actors featured on the first five shorts were Malcolm McDowell, James Garner (in his final performance), Jerry O’Connell, Linda Hamilton, Gary Cole, Alyssa Milano, Thomas Jane, Michael Rooker, Eliza Dushku, Neal McDonough, Ariel Winter, Danica McKeller, George Newbern, Michelle Trachtenberg and Arnold Vosloo, as well as Jon Polito, Rob Paulsen, Jeff Bennett, Steve Blum, Grey Delisle, John DiMaggio, Josh Keaton, Zach Callison, Jason Marsden, Liliana Mumy, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and Kevin Michael Richardson.

Preview: Scooby Apocalypse #36

Scooby Apocalypse #36

(W) J. M. DeMatteis, Heath Corson (A) Gus Vazquez (A/CA) Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Don’t miss the series finale! It’s the end of the road for the Mystery Machine! With their mall headquarters destroyed, Daphne, Shaggy, Velma, Scooby-Doo and, yes, Scrappy-Doo prepare for their final battle with the Nanite King. Will the resurrected Fred Jones be the key to humanity’s redemption-or its annihilation? And in the final chapter of our Atom Ant epic, all of our guest stars vote on who gets to join the Justice League!

Scooby Apocalypse #36

Preview: Impossible Inc. #5

Impossible Inc. #5

J.M. DeMatteis (w) • Mike Cavallaro (a & c)

Lost in an ocean of Infinite Nothingness, Number Horowitz has to wonder: Has the universe disappeared—or have I? It’s a question she has to answer quickly, because the lives of every living creature in Creation depend on it! Join Number and the Impossible Inc. crew for the cosmic conclusion to the mini-series!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Impossible Inc. #5

Preview: Scooby Apocalypse #34

Scooby Apocalypse #34

(W) Heath Corson, J. M. DeMatteis (A) Pat Olliffe, Gus Vasquez (CA) Pat Olliffe (A/CA) Tom Palmer
RATED T
In Shops: Feb 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The final war with Fred and his nanite-powered monster army begins! Is this the end for the Scooby gang, and perhaps all of humanity, or will Daphne’s love for her resurrected boyfriend win out in the end? Plus, more super-heroic lunacy with Atom Ant and the Justice League!

Scooby Apocalypse #34

Moonshadow Gets a Deluxe Hardcover in Summer 2019

Known as America’s first fully painted graphic novel, the poetic, philosophical, and groundbreaking Moonshadow gets a deluxe hardcover treatment available Summer 2019. This definitive edition with over 500 pages includes a new introduction by creator J.M. DeMatteis, as well as a bonus section featuring early concept work. 

Moonshadow tells the story of a romantic, unreliable narrator who leads us through his interplanetary coming-of-age story, as an older Moonshadow recounts his strange birth in outer space, his escape from a deep-space zoo, and his struggles to survive in a war-torn universe. 

Featuring gorgeous watercolor artwork by Eisner Award Winner and Caldecott Honoree Jon J Muth, this influential “fairy tale for adults” includes the Farewell Moonshadow illustrated novella that gives fans a look at Moon’s life after his tumultuous, space-faring teens and misadventures with the miscreant Ira. Digitally restored and including all original cover work, this volume also includes illustrations by Kent Williams and Eisner Award Winner George Pratt and lettering by Kevin Nowlan.

This beautiful classic returns to comic shops June 12, 2019, arrives in bookstores on June 25, 2019.

Moonshadow

Preview: Scooby Apocalypse #33

Scooby Apocalypse #33

(W) Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis (A) Pat Olliffe, Gus Vasquez (CA) Pat Oliffe (A/CA) Tom Palmer
In Shops: Jan 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Lost, alone and confused, the gang struggles to regroup as Fred and his monster horde slowly close in on them. Is the end of the world finally here? Plus, the JLA trials of Atom Ant continue!

Scooby Apocalypse #33

Preview: Impossible Inc. #3

Impossible Inc. #3

J.M. DeMatteis (w) • Mike Cavallaro (a & c)

With the Infinite Spiral collapsing and time periods colliding, Number Horowitz and her team must find a way to stop the Time Termites before all of Creation is erased! But will Number have to ally herself with her most dangerous foes, the alien Exterminators, in order to save the universe?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Impossible Inc. #3
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