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The Other History of the DC Universe Gets Stunning Covers from Marco Matarazzo and Jamal Campbell

On November 24, John Ridley, Giuseppe Cammuncoli, Andrea Cucchi, and Jose Villarubia provide comic book fans with a new and provocative perspective on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes with the launch of The Other History of the DC Universe, a five-issue bi-monthly (every other month) miniseries that presents major events from throughout DC’s history through the eyes of its heroes of color – Black Lightning, Mal and Karen Duncan, Renee Montoya, Katana and Thunder (Anissa Pierce).

This never-before-told story features breathtaking cover art by series artist Cammuncoli in collaboration with painter Marco Matarazzo, and DC superstar artist Jamal Campbell. DC has revealed two new covers for this groundbreaking series:

On sale January 26, 2021, Book Two spotlights Mal Duncan and his wife, Karen Beecher-Duncan, also known as Bumblebee. One recently revealed cover for Book Two shows Mal in his costumed identity as The Guardian, while this companion “alternate” cover shows the couple with Mal in his earlier identity as the Teen Titans’ hero, The Herald. 

Also, in celebration of Local Comic Shop Day (Wednesday, November 25, 2020), DC has produced the exclusive The Other History of the DC Universe #1 Local Comic Shop Day Edition, featuring a silver metallic ink version of the cover to Book One by Jamal Campbell. Check with your local retailer for more details pre-ordering this fantastic cover.

Review: Far Sector #8

Far Sector #8

Far Sector has been one of the best series DC Comics has been releasing. The comic has captures the zeitgeist exploring police brutality, social unrest, the right to protest, and racial injustice. It has done all of that with a shine and style that delivers a visually beautiful comic. It’s a story that’s as deep to read as it is jaw-droppingly gorgeous to look at. Far Sector #8 has Jo attempting to make her arrest. But, she realizes that she’s facing similar issues she faced on Earth.

Jo continues her fight in the artificial intelligence world attempting to arrest the assassins who have killed a member of the council that guides the world. It’s a hell of a sequence with popping visuals and such fantastic concepts. The art, story, everything comes together for a treat of a read.

Even with the focus on the arrest/police procedural aspects of Far Sector #8, writer N.K. Jemisin adds small details, and some not so small, focusing on Jo’s past and the abuses she saw and even committed as a police officer. But the issue really shifts on the bureaucracy that she deals with. With a council watching every step she makes and wanting immediate answers, she’s unable to do the job that now faces her, figuring out who murdered an elected official.

Jemisin throughout the series has infused it with commentary about society and especially the police. Jo, in general, feels like a “cop” who’s attempting to do their job but is sucked into the system and in this alien world that’s happening as well. She wants to solve the case but is forced to jump through hoops to do so and do it in a system that is designed to make that difficult.

If that wasn’t enough to sell you on the comic and the series, Jamal Campbell‘s art should be more than enough. The alien world presented is beautiful to look at and the concepts and designs are amazing. But, what stood out to me in this issue is Jo herself. This is the first issue where it really has stood out how non-typical of a character she is. She’s always been presented with curves but in her civilian clothes, it becomes more apparent with a body shape not typically seen in superhero comics. That is literally in your face as she faces the council and we get a better look at her thighs and waist. Not sure why, but this is the issue where that stands out to me.

Deron Bennett‘s lettering too is a nice touch to the issue and series. As this world is made up of alien races, the lettering shifts a bit depending on who is talking. It’s a nice way to make characters and the aliens stand out a bit. While it’s not needed, it’s a touch that really enhances the story.

Far Sector is an amazing series, one of the best of the year. Far Sector #8 delivers another chapter in a police procedural that’s infused with socio-politico commentary. This is a series that’s “in the now,” not afraid to tackle current issues and real-world discussions. Most importantly, it entertains while doing so. With each issue, the series makes the case for “best of 2020.”

Story: N.K. Jemisin Art: Jamal Campbell
Color: Jamal Campbell Letterer: Deron Bennett
Story: 8.5 Art: 10 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy


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Preview: Far Sector #8

Far Sector #8

Written by: N.K. Jemisin
Art by: Jamal Campbell

While still processing her feelings about Councilor Marth, Jo tracks down the “riders” who killed Averrup Thorn, and gets the first hint of what’s really going on beneath the surface of the City Enduring. Reporting to the Council, Jo is disgusted to realize she’s facing the same kind of callous, responsibility-avoiding bureaucracy as back home on Earth.

Far Sector #8

Preview: Detective Comics #1027

Detective Comics #1027

Written by: Matt Fraction, Brian Michael Bendis, Peter J. Tomasi, Grant Morrison, Dan Jurgens, Mariko Tamaki, Greg Rucka, Scott Snyder, Marv Wolfman, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Tom King
Art by: Jim Cheung, José L. García López, Lee Bermejo, Dan Jurgens, Jamal Campbell, Dan Mora, Ivan Reis, Emanuela Lupacchino, Riley Rossmo, Eduardo Risso, Chip Zdarsky, David Marquez, Chris Burnham

Light the Bat-Signal, because Detective Comics #1027 is here! In honor of Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27, this special, book-size celebration brings you the biggest names in comics as they chronicle the most epic Batman adventures Gotham City and the DC Universe have ever seen! The World’s Greatest Detective has a mountain of cases to crack: Who murdered Gotham’s most corrupt police officer? What does The Joker’s annual visit mean for Bruce Wayne? And most importantly, what WayneTech mystery will sow the seeds of the next epic Batman event? All this and more await you within the pages of the biggest Batman issue of them all!

Detective Comics #1027

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vol. 12

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vol. 12

(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Daniele Nicuolo (CA) Jamal Campbell
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $16.99

A shocking traitor is revealed as the all-new OMEGA RANGERS-Jason, Zack and Trini-must turn to the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS to face the threat they never expected! But even as old friends and new allies join forces, can they put aside their mistrust to defeat an enemy with a mission to destroy EVERY Power Ranger in existence? New York Times bestselling author Ryan Parrott and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo deliver the next jaw-dropping chapter of the Power Rangers: Necessary Evil epic event that changes everything you thought you knew about the Power Rangers! Collects Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #44-47.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vol. 12

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #53

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #53

(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Moises Hidalgo (CA) Jamal Campbell
In Shops: Aug 26, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Lord Zedd has released his greatest creation yet-the ALL NEW DARK RANGERS; Baboo, Goldar, Squat, Finster and Rita Repulsa, powered by the Green Chaos Crystal, against the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! What is the full extent of Lord Zedd’s master plan?

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #53

John Ridley’s The Other History of The DC Universe Finally Arrives in November

This November, fans who have been awaiting award-winning screenwriter John Ridley’s The Other History of the DC Universe haven’t much longer to wait, as DC announced today that the five-issue miniseries will debut on Tuesday, November 24. Joining Ridley on this series are artists Giuseppe “Cammo” Camuncoli, Andrea Cucchi, and colorist José Villarrubia, with covers by Camuncoli (with Marco Mastrazzo) and Jamal Campbell.

Ridley is no stranger to comic book storytelling at DC, having written The Authority: Human on the Inside (with artist Ben Oliver) in 2004 in addition to an issue of the 2005 The Razor’s Edge: Warblade series. Ridley also collaborated with artist Georges Jeanty on the limited series The American Way (2006) and its sequel, The American Way: Those Above and Those Below (2017). On September 29, the Batman: The Joker War Zone anthology will feature a short story by Ridley, with art by Olivier Coipel.

This five-issue seriesreframes iconic moments from DC history, exploring them through the eyes of DC Super Heroes representing traditionally disenfranchised groups. The series centers around the perspectives of Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning; his daughter Anissa, also known as Thunder; Mal Duncan (Herald) and his wife, Karen Beecher (Bumblebee); Renee Montoya (the Question); and Tatsu Yamashiro (Katana).

This series promises to be an experience unlike any other. DC fans may think they know the history of the DC Universe, but its true history is far more complex. The Other History of the DC Universe isn’t about saving the world—it’s about having the strength to simply be who you are.

The Other History of the DC Universe debuts at open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers on Tuesday, November 24. New issues will ship bimonthly, and the series will carry DC’s Black Label content descriptor, with content appropriate for readers ages 17+.

Preview: Far Sector #7

Far Sector #7

Story: N.K. Jemisin
Art: Jamal Campbell

On today’s agenda: a giant mech fight, transforming her consciousness into digital information, and a high-speed pursuit through an alien computer network. All with six minutes of power left. But it’s all in a day’s work for Green Lantern Jo Mullein as she comes closer to unraveling the greatest conspiracy the Green Lantern Corps has ever seen. Far Sector continues on a new bimonthly schedule.

Far Sector #7
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