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Review: Upshot Now #0

Upshot Now #0 kicks off AWA’s upcoming titles with black and white first issues of three series along with previews of five other comics!

Story: J. Michael Straczynski, Michael Moreci, Jason Starr, Frank Cho, John Lees, Benjamin Percy, Ollie Masters, Rob Williams
Art: Mike Deodato, Jr., C.P. Smith, Will Conrad, Dalibor Talajić, Ramon Rosanas, Laurence Campbell, Bretn Schoonover
Color: Sabine Rich
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Covers: Rahzzah, Jeff Dekal, Tim Bradstreet, Kaare Andrews

Get your copy now! 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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AWA provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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Death's Head #1

It’s new comic book day! We’ve got lots of reviews as we hop on a plane to head to Gen Con to cover the “best four days in gaming!” So, while you wait for comic shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Chicago Tribune – As an abused child, J. Michael Straczynski took refuge in superheroes. Then he made a career out of them. – An interesting article on the creator.

Reviews

Newsarama – Death’s Head #1
Comic Attack –
No One Left Behind #1
Newsarama –
Powers of X #1

Celebrate Thor: Ragnarok with Three FREE Thor Graphic Novels

Thor: Ragnarok opens in North America today and Amazon is celebrating Thorsday with three free graphic novels featuring Thor from Marvel. No strings at all.

Today, November 2 only, get these three classic Thor adventures FREE on Kindle.

Thor by J. Michael Straczynski Vol. 1 is written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Olivier Coipel and collects Thor (2007) #1-6. Returned to the pantheon of great Marvel heroes, the Asgardian God of Thunder is reunited with the mortal form of Dr. Don Blake. Together, they must reckon with the legacy of the mythic Norse kingdom and the awakening of its immortal heroes – but in a world that may not want them back!

Thor: God of Thunder Vol. 1 is written by Jason Aaron with art by Esad Ribic collects Thor: God of Thunder #1-5. In the distant past, Thor follows the bloody wake of murdered gods. In the present, the Thunder God discovers a forgotten cave that echoes with the cries of tortured gods! And thousands of years from now, the last god-king of a ruined Asgard makes his final stand against the God Butcher’s beserker legions. As three Thors from three eras race to stop the God Butcher, the full extent of his vicious scheme takes terrifying shape!

Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson Vol. 3 collects Walt Simonson‘s work from Thor #360-369. It was a time of magic… Few people have ever left their mark on one character quite the way Walter Simonson has. His work on the Mighty Thor swept the Norse God of Thunder to heights never before seen and rarely achieved in his wake. Spanning epic tales of heroism and treachery, love and war, Simonson’s work is often considered the definitive Thor. From the majesty and mystery of fabled Asgard to the gritty streets of New York City, Thor was never the same.

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From Now On by Malachi WardIt’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below!

While you await the shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

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Kotaku – What’s It’s Like To Be Batman In VR – Can’t wait for this!

The Hollywood Reporter – Donald Glover Joins ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ – Joins, as in discussion to join. So not really joined.

Comics Alliance – J. Michael Straczynski’s ‘Rising Stars’ Optioned for the Big Screen By MGM – Surprised this took so long to get snatched up.

Newsarama – Disney Pledges $1 Million To Orlando Victims Support Fund – Very nice of them to do.

London Graphic Novel Network – Crown on the Ground / Life During Wartime – A great read.

 

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ICv2 – Danganronpa: The Animation Vol. 1 TP

The Beat – From Now On

Nothing But Comics – Weird Detective #1

Preview: Twilight Zone Vol. 3

Twilight Zone Vol. 3

J. Michael Straczynski (w)
Guiu Vilanova (a)
Francesco Francavilla (c)
FC • 104+ pages • $15.99 • Teen+

Ben Chambers is a private investigator at the end of his career, an arc best viewed through the bottom of a whiskey bottle. He has investigated missing persons, adulterous lovers, embezzling partners… and none of it has ever changed anything. Now, Ben looks at his life and wonders what was it all for, really? He resignedly takes on one last case, investigating the unsolved murder of corporate CEO Jason Black’s son, an Iraq veteran killed shortly after an anti-war rally. Ben expected that his investigation would take him into the past through photos, research, and interviews. What he never expected was that the trip into earlier years would be literal… as he time travels back to the night of the
murder! Will Detective Chambers be able to save the young man’s life, and if so, what kind of consequences might it have on the present? From the mind of J. Michael Straczynski, Hugo Award-winning creator of Babylon 5 and writer for the blockbuster films Thor, Changeling, and World War Z!

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Preview: Dream Police #6

Dream Police #6

Story By: J. Michael Straczynski
Art By: Sid Kotian
Art By: Hifi
Cover By: Sid Kotian
Cover By: Bill Farmer
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUL140542
Published: March 25, 2015

In the Dreamscape, it’s impossible for a dreamer to simply go missing. But that’s exactly what has happened, and it’s up to Dream Police Detectives Joe Thursday and Katie Black to find her…a trail that leads to a living nightmare who has gone too far. Meanwhile, Joe has come to realize that he hasn’t been told the truth about the man who keeps appearing to him…the former partner he doesn’t now remember. If the time comes for Joe to stand against the vast powers of the Dreamscape, will Katie stand with him…or turn away?

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Preview: Sidekick #10

Sidekick #10

Story By: J. Michael Straczynski
Art By: Tom Mandrake
Art By: Hifi
Cover By: Tom Mandrake
Cover By: Hifi
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: AUG140679
Published: March 11, 2015

The noose is tightening around the neck of Thomas Winchester, formerly known as The Red Cowl. Desperate and on the run, his only hope is that his former sidekick, Barry Chase, will show mercy and refrain from killing him to avenge years of pain and deception. But with Julia Moonglow at his side, urging vengeance, will Barry save his former partner…or finish his journey to a world darker than any he could have imagined?

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Preview: Twilight Zone #12

Twilight Zone #12

J. Michael Straczynski (w)
Guiu Vilanova (a)
Francesco Francavilla (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE:
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The final issue of J. Michael Straczynski’s epic return to The Twilight Zone! Wall Street embezzler Trevor Richmond, who exchanged one life for another and ended up with neither…barrista Diana Westby, who blinked in the face of nuclear terror and disappeared into an eternity of fear…and private investigator Roy Chambers, who has entered the past and must make the ultimate sacrifice for another…three stories, three lives that converge in this final issue. One final choice in this final issue has the potential to save all of them…or destroy them. You may think you know what happened in the first eleven issues of this series, but can you ever really be sure about anything…in the Twilight Zone?

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Preview: Ten Grand #12

Ten Grand #12

Story By: J. Michael Straczynski
Art By: C.P. Smith
Art By: Ben Templesmith
Cover By: C.P. Smith
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: APR140609
Published: January 14, 2015

Issue twelve signals the emotional conclusion of the first title from Joe’s Comics: the latest war between Heaven and Hell is over, for now, with casualties as far as the stars themselves. But Laura’s fate is still to be resolved. When Joe makes a life-or-death request of the Powers, a favor beyond anything he could have imagined, will they consent…and lift the veil between life and death one last time?

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Preview: Twilight Zone #11

Twilight Zone #11

J. Michael Straczynski (w)
Guiu Vilanova (a)
Francesco Francavilla (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE:
Francesco Francavilla “Virgin Art” retailer incentive cover

At the end of his career and at the bottom of a bottle, Ben Chambers took on one last case: investigate the unsolved murder of an Iraq War veteran and son to corporate CEO Jason Black. What he got was a trip through the past unlike any other.. Having broken the timestream, will Detective Chambers be able to save the young man’s life, and if so, what kind of consequences might it have on the present? The answers to these questions and more lay waiting for you in The Twilight Zone.

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