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This week’s DC Digital First includes Titans, Scooby-Doo!, Ghosts, From Beyond the Unknown, DCeased, Harley Quinn, and more!

DC’s Digital Firsts continues with new content every day! New series Titans: Titans Together, From Beyond the Unknown, Scooby-Doo!: Mystery Inc. and Ghosts all continue with their second issues, giving fans even more choices. And watch DC’s digital space next week for new chapters of DCeased: Hope at World’s End on Tuesday, June 30, Batman: The Adventures Continue on Thursday, July 2, and Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red on Friday, July 3!

Monday June 29

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #9

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What Lives Inside” by Jeff Parker, Sam Lofti, John Rauch, and Clayton Cowles

Superman and Lois respond to an emergency call at the mines outside of Metropolis. Can Superman save the miners from a horde of mysterious rock creatures? And where did these creatures come from?

Invasive Species” by Jeff Parker, Mike McKone, Romulo Fajardo Jr., and Clayton Cowles

Brainiac unleashes a monstrous creature on the Portland airport. Can Superman stop it before it spawns and overwhelms the planet!

Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #9

Tuesday June 30

Batman: Gotham Nights #11

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Reunion” by Steve Orlando, Priscilla Petraites, Romulo Fajardo Jr., and Ryan Christy

A face from Red Hood’s past needs his help when he’s targeted by Codename: Assassin—he just doesn’t know it yet!

One Minute After Midnight” by Marc Guggenheim, Robert Gill, Luis Guerrero, and Marshall Dillon

The clock counts down as a prisoner on death row awaits his sentence…but Nightwing and Red Hood believe there’s more to his case than meets the eye, and now they have one night to prove it!

Batman: Gotham Nights #11

Wednesday July 1

Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #8

Awakening” by Louise Simonson, Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund, Adriano Lucas, and Janice Chiang
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While on an archeological dig in Peru, Diana Prince uncovers the burial chamber of the Ayar Cachi, the Incan god of Earthquakes. Her dig is interrupted by the arrival of Cheetah who wants the power of Ayar Cachi for herself!

Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #8

Thursday July 2

Titans: Titans Together #2

The Bride of Blood” by Phil Hester, Scott Koblish, John Kalisz, and Marshall Dillon
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Master mercenary Deathstroke needs the Titans’ help. His daughter, Ravager, was infiltrating the demonic Church of Blood when she succumbed to the hypnotic power of its leader, Brother Blood. Red Hood believes that the plea is real…but is Deathstroke telling them the whole story?

Titans: Titans Together #2

Friday July 3

From Beyond the Unknown #2

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The Butler” by Tom Sniegoski, Eric Gapstur, Marissa Lousie, and Ferran Delgado

On Earth-A.D. (After Disaster), the world is a very different place—a postapocalyptic wasteland, full of talking animals and other strange sights. While exploring his dystopian home, Kamandi, the last living human, stumbles upon a robot butler patiently awaiting the return of his human masters, who disappeared years before. Kamandi takes pity on the loyal butler and tries to reunite him with his long-lost family…however unusual that reunion might be.

Stealth Mode” by Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Hi-Fi, and Ryan Christy

In the far future of the 31st century, the super-powered teens known as the Legion of Super-Heroes protect all the citizens of the United Planets. But when Legionnaires Sun Boy and Wildfire are kidnapped, their teammates must infiltrate a mysterious ice planet to try to save their friends…and the planet!

From Beyond the Unknown #2

Saturday July 4

Scooby-Doo!: Mystery Inc. #2

Now You See Them…” by Sholly Fisch, Dario Brizuela, Franco Riesco, and Saida Temofonte
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One by one, the members of the Scooby gang are disappearing! Can Scooby solve the mystery alone?

Scooby-Doo!: Mystery Inc. #2

Sunday July 5

Ghosts #2

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The Ghost Inside” by John Layman, Andy Clarke, David Baron, and Travis Lanham

John Constantine discovers that nothing is ever what it seems, especially inside a haunted house…

Child of the Night” by Keith Giffen, Priscilla Petraites, John Rauch, and Travis Lanham

A young girl on the run finds more than she bargained for when she takes cover in a house occupied by none other than Gentleman Ghost!

Ghosts #2

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Review: Superman Smashes the Klan

“Amazing,” that’s the simplest way to describe Superman Smashes the Klan, the graphic novel collecting the three-issue series.

Out now from DC Comics, it’s “Best of the Year” material with an additional essay from author Gene Luen Yang.

Fantastic story, beautiful art, this graphic novel is a must get.

Story: Gene Luen Yang
Art: Gurihiru
Letterer: Janice Chiang

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Kindle
comiXology
Bookshop.org

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Superman Smashes the Klan in a New Trailer

Superman Smashes the Klan – the acclaimed comics series from New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang and artist Gurihiru – is gearing up for its collection release in May, and today, DC debuted the book’s official trailer.

The year is 1946. Teenagers Roberta and Tommy Lee just moved with their parents from Chinatown to the center of Metropolis, home to the famous hero, Superman. Tommy makes friends quickly, while Roberta pines for home. Then one night, the family awakens to find their house surrounded by the Klan of the Fiery Kross! Superman leaps into action, but his exposure to a mysterious green rock has left him weak. Can Roberta and Tommy help him smash the Klan?

Superman Smashes the Klan is inspired by the famous “Clan of the Fiery Cross” story arc that aired on the 1940s Adventures of Superman radio show. The radio serial is widely praised for its impact in changing public opinion toward the Ku Klux Klan, and now, for the first time, Yang and Gurihiru put a fresh twist on the iconic story in graphic form. Geared for teen readers, Superman Smashes the Klan explores Superman’s own identity as an immigrant struggling to assimilate in America while also following the Man of Steel as he saves a Chinese American family from a local chapter of a national hate group called the Klan of the Fiery Kross.

The three-part comics series debuted in 2019 to rave reviews and beginning May 12, readers can enjoy Superman Smashes the Klan as a single volume graphic novel. It’s lettered by Janice Chiang.

The Superman Smashes the Klan official trailer is narrated by Yang. The graphic novel is available to pre-order now and will hit stores and online retailers everywhere books are sold May 12, 2020.


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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

Get your copy in comic shops now and bookstores on November 26! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Riverdale Season 3 Vol. 1

RIVERDALE SEASON 3 VOL. 1 (TP)

Script: Micol Ostow
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Andre Szymanowicz, Janice Chiang, John Workman
Cover: CW Photo Cover
978-1-68255-803-4
$17.99 US/$31.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/13

Everyone is hiding something in this companion to the third season of the massive hit CW series Riverdale, by Scholastic writer Micol Ostow and RIVERDALE artists Thomas Pitilli and Joe Eisma. Take a deeper dive into some of the skeletons buried in and around Riverdale as well as hidden and unexpected connections to the Farm and the Game. Collects RIVERDALE SEASON 3 #s 1–5.

RIVERDALE SEASON 3 VOL. 1 (TP)

Review: Superman Smashes the Klan #1

Superman Smashes the Klan #1

Writer Gene Luen Yang is an ambassador of comic storytelling (literally). Superman Smashes the Klan #1 is a prime example why. Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial, the comic is a retro story in a way. Superman fights a KKK like organization who wants a new Chinese family to leave the neighborhood.

Yang is an amazing writer who infuses his own personal history, and history in general, with compelling stories. They can be enjoyed on a surface level or in a deeper way. They also often make you think.

Superman Smashes the Klan #1 is an example of his talent with an almost innocent style about it. It’s clear who the bad guys are and who the hero is. There’s no ambiguity about that. There’s a childlike clarity to it. With two children, Tommy and Roberta Lee, as the main characters, it’s fitting the story has this tone and sense of right and wrong.

Characters are depicted of the time with racist and now cringeworthy words coming out of their mouths. It captures the pervasive racism of the time and thought that anyone not white (which itself was defined differently then) was other. That’s on display here.

The story too gets Superman back to his roots. When he debuted in 1939 he fought crooked landlords and politicians not supervillains and here his battling hooded racists is on that level. There’s clearly more to come infusing a sci-fi aspect to it as the comic opens with him battling a Nazi powered by Kryptonite.

The art has a hint of Fleischer’s iconic Superman cartoons and Darwyn Cooke’s Justice League: New Frontier. Gurihiru’s art is amazing with an animated quality about it. There’s an innocence and such pure style about it that it makes the more uncomfortable scenes that much more so. Roberta Lee is adorable in so many ways, not just Yang’s writing, but Gurihiru’s detail in her body language. It’s just beyond perfect in so many ways.

This is an amazing release that exceeds expectations in every way and near perfection, if not achieving it. Beyond the story, Yang delivers a history of the KKK in the United States including some of his personal experiences with racism. In a world with right-wing fascism, hatred on the rise, and it all front and center, to have Nazi/racist punching so clear is a breath of fresh air. Superman is a symbol for fighting for what’s right and this comic embodies that clearly in every way.

Story: Gene Luen Yang Art: Gurihiru Letters: Janice Chiang
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Review: John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Surviving Nuclear Attack #3

John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction: Surviving Nuclear Attack #3

Living in today’s society, information is at the tip of most people’s hands. In a matter of minutes, we know information about anything and everything through the information we can find on our smartphones. One of those things that people find out about is human rights issues and the places throughout the globe where there are problems. A hot button topic that’s explored now and again is prisoner abuse.

Prisons are filled with thousands of men and women, each of them being abused by prison guards, other inmates, and other employees. The immediate remedy, which itself is a form of torture, is solitary confinement. As can be seen in shows in like Orange Is The New Black and When They See Us, both have explored the psychological effects it has on different people. In the third issue of Tales Of Science Fiction: Surviving Nuclear Attack, we see how similar circumstances affect the psyche of both the Kutter family and Donnie and his friends.

We find the Kutters having a nice family dinner where they’re homeschooling their children due to their current conditions. The threads that hold their family together start to unravel. We also find Donnie and the rest of his friend, looking for answers. They look at the files left behind and try to find the power source for the bunker. By issue’s end, a tragedy befalls Donnie’s group of friends while their action awakens a long-dormant alarm.

Overall, an eerie installment of an already captivating series that pushes readers to the edge of their seats. The story by Joe Harris is enigmatic and intense. The art by Cat Staggs and Janice Chiang is as eerie as it is beautiful. Altogether, another great issue in this tense thriller.

Story: Joe Harris Art: Cat Staggs and Janice Chiang
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Riverdale Season 3 #5 (of 5)

RIVERDALE SEASON 3 #5 (OF 5)

Script: Micol Ostow
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Joe Eisma, Janice Chiang, John Workman, Andre Szymanowicz, Matt Herms
Cover: Thomas Pitilli
Variant Cover: Joe Eisma
On Sale Date: 7/31
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The comic based on the hit CW series is back! These two stories set between episodes of Season 3 of Riverdale are filled with adventure, including a musical road trip and a gals’ weekend!

RIVERDALE SEASON 3 #5 (OF 5)

Josie and Archie hit the road in this advance preview of Riverdale Season 3 #5!

RIVERDALE SEASON 3 #5 (of 5)

Script: Micol Ostow
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Joe Eisma, Andre Szymanowicz, Matt Herms, Janice Chiang, John Workman
Cover: Thomas Pitilli
Variant Cover: Joe Eisma
On Sale Date: 7/31
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The comic based on the hit CW series is back! These two stories set between episodes of Season 3 of Riverdale are filled with adventure, including a musical road trip and a gals’ weekend!

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