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Preview: Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1 (of 4)

Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1 (of 4)

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A/CA) Amanda Conner
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
SRP: $5.99

DC Black Label Prestige Plus 8.5″ x 10.875″

The creative team that transformed Harley Quinn forever returns to shake up her world once more-and this time, the gloves are off! Harley Quinn has avoided Gotham City ever since she broke up with The Joker and found a home, and a kind of family, in Coney Island. But when she gets an offer she can’t refuse, she has no choice but to slip back into the city as quietly as she can, hoping to be gone before anyone – especially her ex – learns she’s been there. But for Harley, “as quietly as she can” is plenty loud… and before she can say “Holee bounty hunters, Batman,” The Joker’s sicced every super-villain in the city on her pretty ombré head-and the only team tough enough (or crazy enough) to come to her defense is the Birds of Prey! The foul-mouthed, no-holds-barred sequel to one of DC’s raciest runs is here! Get on board early, before we come to our senses!

Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1 (of 4)

Get a First Look at Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1

Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1

Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and Cover by Amanda Conner
Color by Paul Mounts
In Shops: Mar 04, 2020

The creative team that transformed Harley Quinn forever returns to shake up her world once more—and this time, the gloves are off!  Harley Quinn has avoided Gotham City ever since she broke up with The Joker and found a home, and a kind of family, in Coney Island. But when she gets an offer she can’t refuse, she has no choice but to slip back into the city as quietly as she can, hoping to be gone before anyone—especially her ex—learns she’s been there!

But for Harley, “as quietly as she can” is plenty loud…and before she can say “Holee bounty hunters, Batman,” The Joker’s sicced every super-villain in the city on her pretty ombré head,and the only team tough enough (or crazy enough) to come to her defense is the Birds of Prey! The foul-mouthed, no-holds-barred sequel to one of DC’s raciest runs is here! Get on board early, before we come to our senses!

“Jimmy and I are so looking forward to this project,” said Conner. “I’m excited to be co-writing it, but it’s been some time since I’ve been able to draw interiors, so I’m doubly excited. Harley is a blast to write and draw; throw the Birds of Prey into the mix and it’s even more fun. And since this will be a mature readers title, we’ll do our best to get away with as many shenanigans as possible!”

“Amanda and I are super excited to be creating this new series for DC,” added Palmiotti. “We’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to let loose on a project with a no-holds-barred Harley story where we revisit Harley’s supporting cast and take her on an adventure back to Gotham. Teaming up with the Birds of Prey, Harley will turn all their worlds upside down—exactly how she likes it. Working with Amanda on the art and storytelling has been a blast so far and this book will be like nothing we have ever done before.”

Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1, hitting shelves March 4th and shipping bimonthly in DC’s Prestige Plus format, will retail for $5.99 and will carry an Ages 17+ content descriptor.

Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1

Preview: Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #6 (of 6)

Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #6 (of 6)

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Tom Derenick (CA) Amanda Conner
In Shops: Dec 04, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Available to comics shops for the first time! Betrayed by Princess Sibella, Wonder Woman attempts to hold her foe responsible for her actions-but their dispute will have to be put on hold upon the arrival of the Light Lords, who leave a trail of destroyed planets in their wake! Diana and Sibella will have to learn to work together for the sake of the galaxy, as Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Tom Derenick’s space-faring tale draws to a close! Originally published in Wonder Woman Giant #6 and #7.

Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #6 (of 6)

Preview: Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #5 (of 6)

Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #5 (of 6)

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Tom Derenick (CA) Amanda Conner
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Available to comics shops for the first time! Wonder Woman, The Cheetah, and Princess Sibella enter the aptly named Arena of Death, forced into combat in the name of extraterrestrial entertainment with Steve Trevor, Etta Candy, and Jonah Hex as spectators! But the revelation of Sibella’s true motives changes the game entirely…Originally published in Wonder Woman Giant #4 and #5.

Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #5 (of 6)

Review: X-Men Milestones: X-Cutioner’s Song

Cable has assassinated Professor X! Wait, what!? This “X-Men Milestones” collects the classic story that helped define the 90s X-Men.

X-Men Milestones: X-Cutioner’s Song collects Uncanny X-Men (1991) #294-297, X-Factor (1986) #84-86, X-Men (1991) #14-16, X-Force (1991) #16-18, and Stryfe’s Stryke File.

Story: Peter David, Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza
Art: Greg Capullo, Andy Kubert, Jae Lee, Brandon Peterson, Larry Stroman
Ink: Terry Austin, Harry Candelario, Andy Kubert, Al Milgrom, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dan Panosian, Mark Pennington
Color: Steve Buccellato, Marie Javins, Glynis Oliver, Joe Rosas, Mike Thomas, Brad Vancata
Letterer: Steve Dutro, Chris Eliopoulos, Richard Starkings

Get your copy in comic shops now and in bookstores on November 5! 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: Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #4 (of 6)

Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #4 (of 6)

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Tom Derenick, Chad Hardin (CA) Amanda Conner
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Available to comics shops for the first time! After narrowly avoiding capture by a group of mysterious aliens, Wonder Woman begins to suspect that she and her companions might be pawns in a deadly game! But when she is caught at last, the Amazon warrior leads Cheetah and the others in a prisoner revolt! Originally published in WONDER WOMAN GIANT #2 and #3.

Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #4 (of 6)

NYCC 2019: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti Reunite with Harley Quinn in February 2020

At New York Comic Con 2019, DC announced the return of one of their most celebrated comic book talent teams to the character they made a fan favorite. This February, writer/artist Amanda Conner and co-writer Jimmy Palmiotti reunite with the Clown Princess of Crime in Harley Quinn and The Birds of Prey.

Scheduled to launch in February, this four-issue miniseries is a sequel to Conner and Palmiotti’s bestselling fan-favorite run that started in 2013, including the cast of crazy characters from Harley’s Coney Island crew (Harley QuinnHarley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys). With Harley finally done with The Joker, she’s moving forward with her life (as only she can) until she’s beset by a rogue’s gallery of Gotham City’s worst villains, the target of a $10,000,000 bounty placed on her head by the Clown Prince of Crime. It will take the help of Black Canary, Cassandra Cain (a.k.a. Batgirl), Renee Montoya, and the Huntress to help Harley and get to the bottom of why The Joker has turned Gotham’s worst loose on her.

Harley Quinn and The Birds of Prey is a 32-page, four-issue miniseries debuting in comic book stores and participating online retailers February 2020 (exact date TBD) and shipping every other month thereafter; each issue will sell for $5.99. Each issue will also carry DC’s “Black Label” descriptor, identifying the content of this book as appropriate for readers ages 17 and older.

Harley Quinn and The Birds of Prey

Review: Shang Chi: Master of Kung Fu #6

Shang Chi: Master of Kung Fu #6

When it comes to James Bond movies, to say that the endings are nothing short of satisfying, is definitely a disservice to the theatrics connected to it. The movies that Sean Connery starred in are probably some of the most iconic movies of all time. The style and flair that he brought to every scene is what has made the character so immortal. Even George Lazenby’s foray into the character, though only lasting one movie, was probably the best in the series. Three more actors would inhabit the role but the one that has always stood out in my mind is, Sir Roger Moore.

Moore was James Bond for a good part of the 1980s, the era when I fell in love with movies. His interpretation of the character brought what is fun about spy movies, and what The Kingsmen movies can’t help but steal in the best ways possible. His best Bond movie in my mind, Octopussy, which was both funny and action-packed but showed moviegoers how to build up a story to a satisfying big bang ending. In the final issue of Shang Chi, Master Of Kung Fu-The Hellfire Apocalypse, we find Shang Chi as he confronts both his brother and father in a fight which may cost many including his, their lives.

We find Moving Shadow and Shang Chi facing off as Fu Manchu spectates in delight, as his two sons face off for the first time, testing if this fateful battle is his will. Meanwhile, Leiko, Blackjack and Clive, meetup with up Spetz and the Omega team, as they fight Fu Manchu’s men on their way off the island, as Spetz suffers his own death. Eventually, Leiko,Blackjack, Clive and what’s left of the Omega team neutralize the threat Fu Manchu was about to unleash.

Overall, the satisfying conclusion that gives diehard fans of this character what we expect from Doug Moench’s masterwork. The story by Moench is brilliant and amazing. The art by the creative team is mesmerizing. Altogether, a well-woven tale that feels as epic as the stories it was inspired from.

Story: Doug Moench
Art: Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Gulacy, Paul Mounts, Richard Starkings,
and Wes Abbott
Story: 9.4 Art: 9.3 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Random Acts of Violence Gets a New Clip

Based on the comic from Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray with art by Giancarlo Caracuzzo and Paul Mounts, Random Acts of Violence had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest taking place in Austin, Texas.

The film stars Jay Baruchel and Jesse Williams and costars Jordana Brewster.

In the film:

Todd Walkley (Williams) and his publisher Ezra (Baruchel) made their careers crafting a comic book based on a real-life serial killer called Slasherman. On a press tour to announce the launch of their final issue, they visit the town where Slasherman wreaked havoc twenty years earlier. Upon their arrival, a series of new murders unfold… murders that look eerily familiar to imagery in Todd’s Slasherman comics. Speculation and paranoia build regarding the identity of the mysterious killer.

Review: Shang Chi: Master of Kung Fu #5

Shang Chi: Master of Kung Fu #5

Netflix’s venture with Marvel Studios is one of the most fruitful partnerships in modern entertainment. It’s true that DC has been making their own splash on television for a few years but comic book fans wanted more. They wanted shows that showcased more than the studios were offering. We mostly had to rely on movie offerings, from the two houses, and some offshoots like Image, i.e. Kick-Ass series.

The buzz radiated from when comic book fans first saw the television version of Matt Murdock. Then comic books fans got to see Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist onscreen soon after. It made fans more than happy. In the television version of the Avengers movies, The Defenders saw a team-up between these Heroes of New York culminating in a final big fight. In the fifth issue of Shang Chi, Master Of Kung Fu-The Hellfire Apocalypse, we find Shang Chi and Leiko in the fight of their lives.

We catch-up with Spetz and his MI-6 Omega team as they reach the shores of Fu Manchu’s island, where they are met crossfire as soon as they arrive on the beach. Meanwhile, Blackjack and Clive, reach the other end of the island, to rescue Leiko and Shang, unknowing of what lies in their way. We also find Leiko and Shang finally finding their way out, as they help the Omega team get to Fu Manchu’s lair. By issue’s end, Shang fights his way to exactly where Moving Shadow is, as they begin their final fight.

Overall, the story ramps up on the action, giving fans the penultimate issue the story requires before a satisfying conclusion. The story by Doug Moench is wonderful and remarkable. The art by the creative team is spellbinding. Altogether, this issue is a callback to the best kung fu films of the 1980s. It’s enough to make you want to pull out your old VHS tapes of Kung Fu Theatre.

Story: Doug Moench
Art: Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Gulacy, Paul Mounts, Richard Starkings,
and Wes Abbott
Story: 9.4 Art: 9.3 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

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