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The Final covers for Batman #50 and Catwoman #1 are Revealed!

The Batrimony is real! Batman #50 HITS SHELVES IN TWO WEEKS! DC Comics has revealed the final covers for Batman #50 and Catwoman #1, both on sale 7/4/18, for immediate release. Will the Joker succeed in stopping The Bat and The Cat from finding happiness? Be sure to read Batman #50 first, or you’ll spoil the big moment.

BATMAN #50

It’s the wedding you never thought you’d see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can’t-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages. Superstar scribe Tom King officiates the sure-to-be-offbeat nuptials, joined by an all-star lineup of guest classic Bat-artists doffing their hats to the lucky couple in a series of pre-wedding flashback scenes sure to set the romantic mood.

CATWOMAN #1

The wedding night’s barely over, but Catwoman’s back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who’s pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she’s attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham’s most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn’t have enough problems, don’t miss the debut of an all-new villain determined to make trouble for all nine of Selina’s lives. Don’t miss the start of an all-new monthly series written and illustrated by Eisner Award-nominee Joëlle Jones!

Review: Batman Vol. 5 The Rules of Engagement

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Batman!

Batman Vol. 5 The Rules of Engagement collects issues #33-37 and Batman Annual #2 by Tom King, Joëlle Jones, Clay Mann, and Lee Weeks.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores May 1. 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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Unboxing: DC Collectibles DC Cover Girls: Harley Quinn by Joëlle Jones Statue

Eisner Award nominated artist Joëlle Jones has been tapped to take over the popular DC Collectibles Cover Girls statue line. Announced at WonderCon, the fan-favorite artist for Supergirl: Being Super and Lady Killer will give fans and collectors her unique take on iconic DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Jones will first take on mischievous vixen Harley Quinn, with Supergirl, Batgirl, and Mera statues slated to follow in 2018.

DC Collectilbles has provided us with Jones’ Harley Quinn and we show off this impressive statue.

You can order yours now!

 

 

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Catwoman Gets an Ongoing Series by Joëlle Jones

Announced at C2E2, Joëlle Jones will be taking on Catwoman in her own solo ongoing series. The series will spin out of the “Bat wedding” taking place in Batman #50.

Catwoman’s back on the streets dealing with a mysterious copycat and taking on a brand new, as-yet-unrevealed villain.

The revealed solicitation:

The wedding night’s barely over, but Catwoman’s back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who’s pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she’s attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham’s most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn’t have enough problems, there’s an all-new villain determined to make trouble for all nine of Selina’s lives.

The series will be written by and feature art by Jones with color by Laura Allred and variant covers by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau.

Catwoman #1 will debut in July.

Joëlle Jones Reveals a New DC Cover Girls Statue at C2E2

Eisner-nominated artist Joëlle Jones announced today during the DC Universe panel at C2E2, that the mischievous Catwoman will be the next DC character to star in the acclaimed artist’s DC Cover Girls statue line by DC Collectibles. Hitting stores in November 2018, the stunning 9’’ statue features Gotham’s City’s most devious cat perched on a locked safe, flashing her signature sly grin. Jones’ intricate character design will be brought to life in 3-D form by sculptor Jack Mathews and will be offered at an MSRP of $125.00.

Created in 2009, the DC Cover Girls statue line by DC Collectibles is inspired by the powerful women of the DC universe and has featured designs from many of the most talented artists in the comics industry including Adam Hughes and Stanley Lau. Joëlle Jones is the first female designer to take over the line and her collection of statues launched in March 2018 with the release of her unique take on Harley Quinn. Other DC characters receiving the Joëlle Jones Cover Girls treatment this year are Supergirl and Batgirl, slated to release in April and August (respectively).

The DC Cover Girls Catwoman statue by Joëlle Jones will be available for pre-order everywhere comics are sold on April 16.

Preview: Batman #44

Batman #44

(W) Tom King (A) Joëlle Jones (A/CA) Mikel Janin
In Shops: Apr 04, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“SOMETHING BLUE”! Follow Batman and Catwoman on two separate but parallel paths as their wedding planning kicks into high gear. Selina picks out her dress, and Bruce starts to make arrangements for their new life together-but this being Gotham City, and they being Batman and Catwoman, you can bet that nothing will go as expected!

Preview: You Have Killed Me, Softcover Edition

You Have Killed Me, Softcover Edition

(W) Jamie S. Rich
(A/C/CA) Joëlle Jones
Age Rating: Mature Audiences
Genre: Crime/Mystery
Price: $15.99
Page Count: 192

The classic graphic novel collaboration from the minds behind Lady Killer returns in a new softcover format! Antonio Mercer is a private eye by trade, a man bad luck seems to follow, as evidenced by his newest client—the sister of his former lover, Julie Roman, who’s now disappeared. And Julie’s sister, Jessica, is a real piece of work. Still, Mercer takes the case, getting entangled in the same family drama that drove him away. Well, maybe not exactly the same, because the Romans have made some… unsavory connections. As the bodies start piling up, Mercer has no choice but to see the case through to its end—or become one of its casualties.

Preview: Batman #40

Batman #40

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Joëlle Jones
In Shops: Feb 07, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“SUPERFRIENDS” part four! Since the beginning, the friendship between Batman and Wonder Woman has stood at the heart of the DC Universe. Now that friendship is coming apart, and as it does, the universe itself begins to crumble. The conclusion of Batman’s team-up with Wonder Woman. (This story was previously slated to run in BATMAN #39.)

DC Collectibles Announces PVC Statue Line and More for August 2018

DC Collectibles is kicking off the New Year in a big way by revealing a fresh new slate featuring two unique statue lines. Taking center stage in August 2018 will be a first-ever PVC statue line from DC Collectibles titled DC Core. The line will present striking new interpretations of fan-favorite DC characters and will be offered at an attractive $50.00 price point. DC Collectibles will also release an inventive multi-part statue set that showcases the Teen Titans characters as seen in the famous New Teen Titans #1 cover by legendary artist George Pérez. Additional DC Collectibles items debuting in August 2018 include a Designer Series Batman mini statue by Brian Bolland, a Batman: The Animated Series Harley Quinn expressions pack and a DC Cover Girls: Batgirl statue based on the artwork of superstar artist Joëlle Jones.

Charting into new territory, DC Core is DC Collectibles’ first line of 9″ scale statues produced in PVC. The character designs and attitudes are conjured up by DC Collectibles’ executive creative director Jim Fletcher and his award-winning design team, and will feature dazzling, dynamic poses. Each figure will stand upon a character-specific base that will include the same intricate details as the statue itself.

The Joker is the first DC character to be transformed into a DC Core statue, and the spectacular sculpt by David Pereira features the Clown Prince of Crime holding his prized Joker cane on top of his equally iconic “HAHAHA”-themed base. The Joker statue hits stores August 2018 and will be followed by Batman, Batgirl and Wonder Woman statues later this year.

DC Collectibles will also release the first two characters from the company’s 6″ scale New Teen Titans multi-part statue set. The set stars the entire superhero team featured in George Pérez’s popular New Teen Titans #1 cover—Starfire, Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl and Raven—and the versatile bases allow fans to become their own storytellers. Fans can display one or a few of their favorite characters independently, or for those wanting to own the whole set, the bases fit perfectly together to recreate the iconic Pérez cover image. Each sold separately, Starfire and Robin are the first characters to hit shelves in August. The remaining characters will be released at separate times throughout the year.

See below for the list of DC Collectibles items debuting in August 2018 and beyond!

DC Core PVC Statues

  • Size: 1:8/9″ scale
  • MSRP: $50.00 (Each sold separately)
  • Characters
    • The Joker (On sale August 2018)
    • Batman (On sale September 2018)
    • Batgirl (On sale November 2018)
    • Wonder Woman (On sale November 2018)

The New Teen Titans Multi-Part Statue Set

  • Size: 1:12/6″ scale
  • MSRP: $80.00 (Each sold separately)
  • Based on the artwork by George Pérez
  • Sculpted by Joe Menna
  • Characters
    • Starfire (On sale August 2018)
    • Robin (On sale August 2018)
    • Beast Boy (On sale September 2018)
    • Cyborg (On sale September 2018)
    • Kid Flash (On sale October 2018)
    • Wonder Girl (On sale October 2018)
    • Raven (On sale November 2018)

Batman: The Animated Series: Harley Quinn Expressions Pack

  • Size: 1:12/6″ scale
  • MSRP: $50.00
  • On sale August 2018
  • Accessories include: eight different expressions, two hyenas, multiple pieces of weaponry, roller skates, a fish head costume and a deluxe base

DC Cover Girls: Batgirl by Joëlle Jones Statue

  • Size: 1:8/9″ scale
  • MSRP: $125.00
  • Designed by Joëlle Jones
  • Sculpted by Jack Mathews
  • On sale August 2018

Designer Series: Batman by Brian Bolland Mini Statue

  • Size: 1:10/7″ Scale
  • Based on the artwork from Brian Bolland’s Eisner Award-winning BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE
  • Sculpted by David Giraud
  • MSRP: $80.00
  • On sale August 2018

Review: Batman #39

Batman and Wonder Woman fight together in an epic battle that will define and then redefine their relationship. What bonds these two pillars of the DCU together? What tears them apart? Find out as Batman continues on his quest for the one thing he’s never had, happiness.

The last two issues of Batman have focused on the relationship between Batman and Superman and the important women in their lives, Catwoman and Lois Lane. Writer Tom King shifts focus to another member of DC’s Trinity, Wonder Woman in a follow up story that pairs her with Batman. And, much like the last two-part story, it also involves relationships.

Batman and Wonder Woman must team up to give a warrior a day off and defend Earth from ravenous hordes. There’s lots of jokes made at Batman’s expense and it’s an interesting concept. What if you were trapped in a place for what seems like decades with an individual? What attractions might happen? Batman faces that test here, which is one of the problems with the issue.

Unlike the previous two issues, this one falls flat in that it reduces Wonder Woman to her attraction in a way. It basically says Batman and Wonder Woman can’t work side by side no matter the time frame, a relationship must form. Or, we’re at least teased this at the end. But, if it goes where that last panel hints, it also sets up Batman as weak when it comes to his emotions, something he’s shown to have control of time and time again. There’s also Wonder Woman’s dialogue which comes off as stilted. Writer Tom King attempts to show her foreign roots but it’s not something we see in other takes on her currently, so it comes off as just odd.

The art by Joëlle Jones is entertaining delivering a mix of action with the quieter moments of Catwoman and her guest exploring Earth. Batman’s design as a warrior is interesting and there’s some good jokes at his expense there. It’s a style that looks familiar in some ways to other iterations that mix his regular costume and armor.

The last two issues have been some of the best of Tom King’s run but this issue falls flat with weird dialogue and an odd take on Bruce Wayne and Wonder Woman. This is an attempt to continue the focus on Batman’s relationship with other heroes as well as with Selina Kyle but what’s presented is just bumpy. There’s some solid stuff there, especially Selina’s aspect of the story, but the rest is off. Maybe the next part will save this one, but what’s presented just doesn’t work.

Story: Tom King Art: Joëlle Jones Cover Art: Mikel Janin
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.65 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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